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* YouWouldntShootMe: In ''Hereticus'', [[spoiler:a thoroughly disillusioned Fischig holds Eisenhorn at gunpoint and demands that he stop moving. Eisenhorn dismisses the threat, confident that his old friend wonít shoot him... and is promptly shot in the kneecaps.]]


* TraintopBattle: In ''Hereticus'', though the supposedly super-fast train was thankfully immobile at the moment.

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* TraintopBattle: In ''Hereticus'', though the supposedly super-fast Eisenhorn duels a mercenary swordsman on top of a luxury train was thankfully immobile during a blizzard. The train isnít moving at the moment.time, but the icy roof makes up for it in terms of precariousness.


* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: In ''Hereticus'', masked mercenaries raid Eisenhornís estate on Gudrun, and he barely makes it out alive alongside Aemos, Medea and Eleena Koi. He later learns that the mercs hit his other bases of operations in a coordinated attack against him.

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* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: In ''Hereticus'', masked mercenaries raid Eisenhornís estate on Gudrun, and he barely makes it out alive alongside Aemos, Medea and Eleena Koi. He later learns that the mercs hit his other bases this was part of operations in a simultaneous, coordinated attack strike against him.all his agents and holdings throughout the sector.

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* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: In ''Hereticus'', masked mercenaries raid Eisenhornís estate on Gudrun, and he barely makes it out alive alongside Aemos, Medea and Eleena Koi. He later learns that the mercs hit his other bases of operations in a coordinated attack against him.


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%%* TrueCompanions* TrueCompanions: By ''Hereticus'', Eisenhorn considers Aemos, Bequin, and Fischig to be his dearest friends and his support network, with Aemos being a source of wisdom and knowledge, Bequin being his emotional rudder, and Fischig acting as his conscience. [[spoiler:This makes it all the more tragic when he loses all three of them.]]

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* SummonBiggerFish: In ''Hereticus'', [[spoiler:Eisenhorn is forced to summon Cherubael after all his other attempts to defeat a Chaos Battle Titan have failed. Cherubael destroys the Titan with one attack, and then sets its vengeful sights upon Eisenhorn]].

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* MechanicalAbomination: In ''Hereticus'', the ''Cruor Vult'' is a Chaos-corrupted Battle Titan. Itís sixty meters tall, weighs two and a half thousand tonnes, packs enough firepower to obliterate a city, and has a psychic presence so great that it overwhelms Eisenhornís party with mental feedback just by coming online. When Eisenhorn tries to shut it down by exposing the Titanís mind to Bequinís blankness, the sheer force of its personality [[NoSell negates her blankness]] and destroys her mind.

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* HumongousMecha:
** In ''Malleus'', several Titans take part in the victory parade at Thracian Primaris. When possessed fighter jets start strafing the crowd, these Titans open fire in an effort to neutralize the threat.
** In ''Hereticus'', the heretic Fayde Thuring surprises Eisenhorn with a reactivated Chaos Titan.


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* MentalWorld: In ''Hereticus'', Eisenhorn and Rassi enter the mindscape of the Chaos Titan ''Cruor Vult''. Itís depicted as an endless sea of black sludge under roiling clouds of blowflies, with an effigy of the Titan itself standing at the very center. As they draw closer to it, theyíre harassed by daemonic figures and bombarded with the Titanís memories until they find themselves standing in its cockpit, where overlapping phantasms of its previous commanders sit on its command throne simultaneously.


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* TimeAbyss: In ''Hereticus'', the Chaos Titan ''Cruor Vult'' has existed since the Dark Age of Technology, making it tens of thousands of years old. Eisenhorn gets a glimpse of its memories when he enters its mindscape, and is almost driven mad by the experience.

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* MagicalCamera: In the short story ''Backcloth for a Crown Additional'', a nobleman dies two days after having his picture taken at a traveling fair. Eisenhorn looks into it and discovers that the photographerís camera is tainted by Chaos, killing anyone whose picture he takes.

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* SinisterGeometry: The Lith is a sentient geode shaped like a perfect decahedron. [[spoiler:It enslaves the population of Cinchare Minehead with its psychic powers, compelling them to worship it and merging many of them into a giant flesh monster, and it seeks to spread its influence across the stars.]]

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* GhostTown: In ''Malleus'', Eisenhorn visits the mining colony of Cinchare to check up on an old acquaintance, but finds the town strangely deserted. The few people still around claim that the mining companies pulled out after an outbreak of disease ravaged the population. In reality, [[spoiler:a sentient evil rock had enslaved the colony and fused the missing colonists together into a giant flesh worm]].

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* DugTooDeep: In ''Malleus'', the miners of Cinchare dug up an evil sentient rock which promptly enslaved the whole colony with its psychic powers.

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* TalkToTheFist: At the end of ''Xenos'', [[spoiler:Konrad Molitor]] corners Eisenhorn on the top of a collapsing Saruthi edifice and demands that he hand over the primer for the Necroteuch. Eisenhorn responds by shooting [[spoiler:Molitor]] dead.

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* AuctionOfEvil: In ''Malleus'', Eisenhorn infiltrates a clandestine slave auction where one of the villains is selling an Alpha-plus level psyker. The villain doesnít actually intend to sell the psyker, however, and is using the auction to flush out anyone that might be on his tail. Eisenhorn realizes this, and comes prepared. The other buyers donít, and end up slaughtered by the villainís minions.

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* NoBodyLeftBehind: In ''Malleus'', Inquisitor Lyko incinerates the rogue psyker Esarhaddon with a plasma gun, leaving nothing but a pair of feet behind. When Interrogator Inshabel examines the feet later on, he discovers that [[spoiler:the person Lyko killed ''wasnít'' Esarhaddon, and realizes that Lyko faked the psykerís death]].

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