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--> "[[HeroicSacrifice Commissar]] [[spoiler: [[GenerationXerox Donal]]]] [[LiteralAssKicking sends his]] [[CrowningMomentofAwesome regards."]]

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--> "[[HeroicSacrifice Commissar]] [[spoiler: [[GenerationXerox Donal]]]] [[LiteralAssKicking sends his]] [[CrowningMomentofAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome regards."]]


** It doesn't hurt that Cain is fairly certain that his opponent is comically outmatched against him. Cain is considered to be one of the best chainsawswordsmen in the Imperium. His opponent, not so much.

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** It doesn't hurt that Cain is fairly certain that his opponent is comically outmatched against him. Cain is considered to be one of the best chainsawswordsmen in the Imperium. His opponent, not so much. On the other hand, Cain mentions that he hadn't ''intended'' to challenge Beije to a duel over the issue, so it just slipped out naturally.


*** Also note the reason for editing the Cain Archives: it is stated in the first book Amberley Vail's work is to get behind the eyes of one of the most celebrated '''[[TheHero HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!]]''', so as to understand the conditions which might produce more of them...

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*** Also note the reason for editing the Cain Archives: it is stated in the first book Amberley Vail's work is to get behind the eyes of one of the most celebrated '''[[TheHero HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!]]''', so as to understand the conditions which might [[BabiesEverAfter produce more more]] of them...


** Later in the same book, after an escape tunnel made with Jurgen's melta gun collapses with Jurgen still on the other side and surrounded by Purestrain genestealers, Cain immediately tries to dig his way through the rubble before Amberly pulls him away, and spends the next few hours gripping his laspistol so tightly that he later discovered it left a nasty bruise on his hand. Amberly's footnotes determine that Cain was suffering shellshock from Jurgen's supposed death.



* In ''For The Emperor'', after an escape tunnel made with Jurgen's melta gun collapses with Jurgen on the other side, surrounded by Purestrain genestealers, Cain immediately tries to dig his way through the rubble before Amberly pulls him away, and spends the next few hours gripping his laspistol so tightly that he later discovered it left a nasty bruise on his hand. Amberly's footnotes determine that Cain was suffering shellshock from Jurgen's supposed death.

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* In ''For The Emperor'', after an escape tunnel made with Jurgen's melta gun collapses with Jurgen on the other side, surrounded by Purestrain genestealers, Cain immediately tries to dig his way through the rubble before Amberly pulls him away, and spends the next few hours gripping his laspistol so tightly that he later discovered it left a nasty bruise on his hand. Amberly's footnotes determine that Cain was suffering shellshock from Jurgen's supposed death.

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** In a sense, the entire series (or rather, the ''Cain Archive'' itself) could be considered, among other things, Cain's ultimate effort to give Jurgen his due. Throughout his career, Jurgen's presence has been forgotten, erased, or overwritten in works about Cain's various adventures for a variety of reasons (his appearance, smell, and the fact that he's a blank). But, in the unofficial memoirs Cain writes himself, he often goes out of his way to describe just how much he depends on Jurgen, often depicting Jurgen as being the more competent of the two of them at times. It shows just how much Cain values having Jurgen as his companion over the years.

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-->'''Cain''': Oh put it away, you absurd little man! No one executes my troopers unless it's me! And if you even ''think'' about pulling that trigger, I guarantee you'll be dead before she hits the ground!

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** Also notable is that Cain actually slips in his narration of the event. Specifically after the initial Slaaneshi attack, Cain notes that one of conference room attendants is down and about to bleed out from a lost arm, while not far from him is a civilian administrator who's overcome with shock. Without thinking[[note]]or even coming up with a poo-poo explanation about "maintaining his reputation" or how the downed man was a VIP (specifically an Arbitrator Senioris) whose death would have lessened his chances for survival in the long run[[/note]], Cain immediately snaps the administrator out of his shock so that he may help the wounded man. Though it's a very minor and easily overlooked part of the event, it's very telling all the same (especially given the spontaneity of it) and serves as an additional hint that Cain isn't the uncaring bastard he paints himself as.

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** From their perspective, the Valhallan 597th places an immense degree of faith in Cain because he placed his faith in them first, taking a regiment split into two violently hostile factions after being thrown together in the aftermath of a traumatic battle that destroyed both of their parent regiments and shaping them into one of the best regiments in the Imperial Guard. He went the extra mile for them when other Commissars would have decimated the regiment for less.


** It doesn't hurt that Cain is fairly certain that his opponent is comically outmatched against him. Cain is considered to be one of the best chainsawswordsman in the Imperium, his opponent, not so much.

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** It doesn't hurt that Cain is fairly certain that his opponent is comically outmatched against him. Cain is considered to be one of the best chainsawswordsman chainsawswordsmen in the Imperium, his Imperium. His opponent, not so much.


** Interestingly Cain observes in the same book than many of Amberley's other allies twitch uncomfortably when he refers to their relationship. A sign that her sweeter side isn't something everyone gets to see, for sure.

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** Interestingly Cain observes in the same book than many of Amberley's other allies twitch uncomfortably when he refers to their relationship. A sign that her sweeter side isn't something everyone gets to see, for sure. One wonders if they think she's taking advantage of a HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!!!!


** The 597th's regard to Cain is especially emphasized in ''The Traitor's Hand''. When another Commissar (a hated rival of Cain's no less) shows up to have Cain arrested on (obviously baseless) charges of treason, the squad Cain was with immediately rallies around him and draw beads at both the adversary Commissar and the Tallarn squad sent to perform the arrest! In other words, not only were they willing to face down a standard KillEmAll minded Commissar and potential charges of treason toward themselves for Cain's sake, but they did so without hesitation. And for all of his DirtyCoward and selfishness claims, Cain quickly returns the favor when said Commissar attempts to have them all executed, taking aim with his laspistol in their defense and stating in plain Gothic that only he gets to make that call with his troops and that he would drop the other Commissar if he even makes an attempt.

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** The 597th's regard to Cain is especially emphasized in ''The Traitor's Hand''. When another Commissar (a hated rival of Cain's no less) shows up to have Cain arrested on (obviously baseless) charges of treason, the squad Cain was with immediately rallies around him and draw beads at both the adversary Commissar and the Tallarn squad sent to perform the arrest! In other words, not only were they willing to face down a standard KillEmAll minded Commissar and potential charges of treason toward themselves for Cain's sake, but they did so without hesitation. And for all of his DirtyCoward and selfishness claims, Cain quickly returns the favor when said Commissar attempts to have them all executed, taking aim with his laspistol in their defense and stating in plain Gothic that only he gets to make that call with his troops and that he would drop the other Commissar if he even makes an attempt.''tries'' to enforce that order.


** The 597th's regard to Cain is especially emphasized in ''The Traitor's Hand''. When another Commissar (a hated rival of Cain's no less) shows up to have Cain arrested on (obviously baseless) charges of treason, the squad Cain was with immediately rallies around him and take aim at both the adversary Commissar and the Tallarn squad that was with him! In other words, not only were they willing to face down a standard KillEmAll minded Commissar and potential charges of treason toward themselves for Cain's sake, but they did so without hesitation. And for all of his DirtyCoward claims, Cain quickly returns the favor when said Commissar attempts to have them all executed, taking aim with his laspistol in their defense and stating in plain Gothic that the other Commissar would be killed first.

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** The 597th's regard to Cain is especially emphasized in ''The Traitor's Hand''. When another Commissar (a hated rival of Cain's no less) shows up to have Cain arrested on (obviously baseless) charges of treason, the squad Cain was with immediately rallies around him and take aim draw beads at both the adversary Commissar and the Tallarn squad that was with him! sent to perform the arrest! In other words, not only were they willing to face down a standard KillEmAll minded Commissar and potential charges of treason toward themselves for Cain's sake, but they did so without hesitation. And for all of his DirtyCoward and selfishness claims, Cain quickly returns the favor when said Commissar attempts to have them all executed, taking aim with his laspistol in their defense and stating in plain Gothic that only he gets to make that call with his troops and that he would drop the other Commissar would be killed first.if he even makes an attempt.


** The 597th's regard to Cain is especially emphasized in ''The Traitor's Hand''. When another Commissar (a hated rival of Cain's no less) shows up to have Cain arrested on (obviously baseless) charges of treason, the squad Cain was with immediately rallies around him and take aim at both the adversary Commissar and the Tallarn squad that was with him! In other words, not only were they willing to face down a standard KillEmAll minded Commissar and potential charges of treason toward themselves for Cain's sake, but they did so without hesitation. For his part, Cain quickly returns the favor when said Commissar attempts to have them all executed, taking aim with his laspistol in their defense and stating in plain Gothic that the other Commissar would be killed first.

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** The 597th's regard to Cain is especially emphasized in ''The Traitor's Hand''. When another Commissar (a hated rival of Cain's no less) shows up to have Cain arrested on (obviously baseless) charges of treason, the squad Cain was with immediately rallies around him and take aim at both the adversary Commissar and the Tallarn squad that was with him! In other words, not only were they willing to face down a standard KillEmAll minded Commissar and potential charges of treason toward themselves for Cain's sake, but they did so without hesitation. For And for all of his part, DirtyCoward claims, Cain quickly returns the favor when said Commissar attempts to have them all executed, taking aim with his laspistol in their defense and stating in plain Gothic that the other Commissar would be killed first.


** The 597th's regard to Cain is especially emphasized in ''The Traitor's Hand''. When another Commissar (a hated rival of Cain's no less) shows up to have Cain arrested on (obviously baseless) charges of treason, the squad Cain was with immediately rallies around him and take aim at both the adversary Commissar and the Tallarns that were with him! In other words, not only were they willing to face down a standard KillEmAll minded Commissar and potential charges of treason toward themselves for Cain's sake, but they did so without hesitation. For his part, Cain quickly returns the favor when said outsider Commissar attempts to have them all executed, taking aim with his laspistol in their defense and stating in plain Gothic that the other Commissar would be killed first.

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** The 597th's regard to Cain is especially emphasized in ''The Traitor's Hand''. When another Commissar (a hated rival of Cain's no less) shows up to have Cain arrested on (obviously baseless) charges of treason, the squad Cain was with immediately rallies around him and take aim at both the adversary Commissar and the Tallarns Tallarn squad that were was with him! In other words, not only were they willing to face down a standard KillEmAll minded Commissar and potential charges of treason toward themselves for Cain's sake, but they did so without hesitation. For his part, Cain quickly returns the favor when said outsider Commissar attempts to have them all executed, taking aim with his laspistol in their defense and stating in plain Gothic that the other Commissar would be killed first.

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