While many a character comes from the canon of Warhammer 40,000, the series gives them a... unique spin at times. Every spoiler up to episode 25 (the last episode before the podcasts and spinoffs start) is left unmarked.
The Gods and Forces of Chaos
The Gods of Chaos, The Ruinous Powers
Tzeentch, Slaanesh, Nurgle and Khorne, the Big Bads of the entire galaxy, the main enemy against The Emperor and the main source towards most evils caused across the stars. Surprisingly enough, these four don't quite act the Ultimate Evils everyone was expecting them to be...
- Affably Evil: Nurgle, fitting with the source material. He has genuine sympathy for Tzeentch after the Emperor beats the latter up and takes Magnus's soul, despite the fact that he Tzeentch are archenemies. Khorne also crosses into this despite his perpetual Unstoppable Rage, crossing into almost outright friendliness (albiet of the sort of macho belligerent type) when chatting with Khaine.
- Always Chaotic Evil: Zigzagged, despite the name. As Magnus notes, the Chaos Gods are the embodiments of all emotion, so even they have positive aspects.
- For instance, Khorne is a god of war, fury and bloodlust, but also one of honor, courage and justice; this is demonstrated by his begrudging respect for Khaine.
- Nurgle, too, is shown in a relatively sympathetic light, as apparently he's a kind enough husband to Isha for her to stand up for him against Tzeentch despite giving the Emperor Phantom Itching and unleashing Crotch Rot on a Hive World.
- It's played a lot straighter by Slaanesh and Tzeentch, the former representing hedonism and having no desire to do anything but masturbate/fornicate, the latter representing change and magic and having no desire to do anything but prank everyone though unlike Slaanesh, is at least capable of having a civilized conversation and occasionally plays a children's card game with The Emperor.
- Anything That Moves: Slaanesh considers the mere talk of torment to be arousing and considers Khorne's chainaxe to be a good choice for a vibrator. Also, he/she/it is still trying to hit on Isha, Nurgle's wife and among the few Eldar gods that she/he/it didn't kill.
- Berserk Button: Judging by his reactions in the Fourth special, it would seem Tzeentch absolutely hates having his usual tricks turned against him, or being on the receiving end of them in general.
- Bling of War: Subverted. Khorne's minions might look like they're decked out in crimson and gold, but the latter's just cheap brass.
- Butt-Monkey: Malal. Not only is he constantly mocked for being a nonexistent pushover, but he is locked away in a realm of nonexistence, constantly crying about how he will become canon one day and only comforted by other retconned or Deader Than Dead characters such as the Squats and Fucking Horus.
- Call to Adventure: Slaanesh played this role to the other Chaos Gods. According to The Emperor, the other Chaos Gods were pretty inactive before Slaanesh roused them into action.
- Eldritch Abomination: All of them to a degree, but Tzeentch is by far the best example. His anatomy, while humanoid, is just plain confusing and as of the fourth special the indecisive mollusk has multiple forms that he can switch between on a whim.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Nurgle is apparently a surprisingly good husband to the Eldar goddess Isha, at least enough that she gets angry on his behalf when Tzeentch trolls and makes him cry. There's also a Downplayed case with Khorne, who is slightly calmer and more respectful around the Eldar war god Khaine, even calling him "old man" (relatively polite compared to his choice of terms for, say, Slaanesh) and agreeing to go with him for leg day.
- Expy: This version of Tzeentch takes a few of his mannerisms from Bill Cipher.
- Fat Bastard: Nurgle is still the bloated lord of disease as we know him. Though the "bastard" part doesn't quite apply as much, since he's shown to be quite Affably Evil.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Slaanesh is shaping up to be this based on what we've seen in the Warpchats. Khorne despises him/her because they're archenemies and he/she stole and splattered gunk all over his favorite chainaxe during his/her "pleasure session" with it, but he/she doesn't seem to be very popular with most of the other gods either. Isha reacts to him/her with dismissive annoyance in the first Warpchat, Nurgle responds sarcastically to his/her offer of a free Camshow, and Khaine expresses relief at him/her being kicked and banned from the chat by Khorne - a ban that nobody reverses.
- Go-Karting with Bowser: Khorne and Khaine are gym buddies.
- Hidden Agenda Villain: Parodied by Tzeentch. Even when he's not spouting the odd Ice-Cream Koan, Tzeentch constantly speaks in bizarre, meandering doublespeak; at times he seems almost incapable of making definitive statements, peppering almost every sentence with contradictory yeses, noes, and maybes. For Tzeentch, just having a shadowy plan to allude to is more important than that plan actually leading anywhere. Which is entirely in line with some interpretations of canon, mind you; Tzeentch is the God of Scheming, rather than any successful plots, so anything he plans ultimately leads nowhere and never ends, and it 's suspected if he actually reached the end of a successful plan coming together he'd go out in a Puff of Logic.
- Hypocrite: Tzeentch hates when people cheat at games, despite being a massive cheater himself.
- Tzeentch also accuses Kitten of being in denial when it looks like he's going to lose, but when defeated he himself denies it ever happened so hard he leaves without even thinking to retaliate.
- Involuntary Shapeshifting: Tzeentch's form-shifting is quick, but not entirely under his control, as his more pyramidal form seems to come whenever he's particularly happy and giggly, while his more confusing, big-handed form with no recognizable face comes exclusively when he's getting upset.
- Irony: Khorne, the most prominently featured of the Chaos gods in canon to point where he's sometimes a Spotlight-Stealing Squad, has easily the fewest appearances, while Tzeentch, the one who appears the least in canon, has had had by far the most screen time of the four.
- Jerkass Gods: These are the Chaos Gods, even if they are written as more comedic. They are responsible for the horrible state of the Imperium and the rest of the galaxy. Tzeentch in particular is a petty jerk who likes to torment others For the Evulz.
- Leitmotif: More of a genre than anything, but Slaaneshi daemons' charges are accompanied (fittingly) with the sort of heavy electronic music one'd expect of a nightclub.
- Let Us Never Speak of This Again: Tzeentch's reaction to losing a game of Paradox-Billiards-Vostroyan-Roulette-Forth Dimensional-Hypercube-Chess-Strip poker to Kitten. Funnily enough, this is EXACTLY how the Emperor reacted to his loss.Tzeentch: This. Never. Happened.
- Loser Deity: Tzeentch is in contrast to the Chess Master he was in canon, a petty manchild who randomly does things that he claims are part of his schemes, but really he just does them at random. His overall demeanor is that of a schoolyard bully, and he is quick to lose his temper when he doesn't get his way.
- Malal is even worse. He has been exiled into a realm of nonexistence, complaining about how he will one day become canon again. Underneath that he's just a Manchild who complaining about things not going his way.
- A Match Made in Stockholm: Time will tell if this is how Nurgle's relationship with Isha works. Canonically, Nurgle is very affectionate towards Isha, but he expresses his feelings by infecting her with all his newest diseases, and she undermines him by whispering their cures to the galaxy. Whether she's gone insane or they've worked out something healthier in this continuity is yet to be revealed. Considering that Isha seems to be one of the sanest gods in the series, acting exactly how you'd expect towards Tzeentch and Slaanesh, there's decent chance that it might actually be the latter.
- Orcus on His Throne: Khorne is referred to by Decius as "A Paraplegic Sociopath" for a reason. As of 2 entire seasons he has only had one single line and was offscreen during it. Season 3 even has Khaine stating he's coming over to get him so he can finally have leg day.
- The Omniscient: Averted for Tzeentch; according to Magnus he can be this if he bothers to consult with Kairos Fateweaver, but he's too lazy to do it, at least for children's card games.
- Nothing Is the Same Anymore: Slaanesh's birth marks this for The Galaxy. According to The Emperor, His/Her/It's birth "was the last coffin to hit the nail into the hammer for any semblance of sense".
- Smug Snake: Tzeentch is smug to the point of being insufferable, but this is best highlighted in his Yugi Oh game against Kitten, where his mind reading abilities were the only thing that allowed him to stay ahead of Kitten, and when he's blocked from using it to read Kitten's card deck by Magnus, he starts losing hard, has a Villainous Breakdown and when beaten, quits in a huff.
- Parental Substitute: Tzeentch semi-jokingly refers to himself as Magnus' third father after tricking him into believing that his Ouija board had contacted the soul of the man who adopted him when he crash landed on Prospero. He even acts like a stern parent when Magnus gets fussy about having to leave the material plane."Stop, or I'll put you in time out young mister!"
- Troll: Tzeentch's method of manipulating people is less clever arguments and subtle plots and more annoying them with petty name calling until they do what he wants out of sheer frustration. This even extends to his fellow Chaos Gods, like sending a bunch of pizza boxes to Nurgle containing "fun little surprises" that destroy his rot-roses and send him to tears.
- Unstoppable Rage: Khorne is the literal God of it. Although he's surprisingly calmer here compared to other iterations of the Warhammer 40k universe.
- Villainous Rescue: Khorne and Nurgle were responsible for the survival of Khaine and Isha during the birth of Slaanesh. Nurgle directly spirited Isha into his realm in the Warp, while Khorne proceeded to beat the spectral shit out of the newborn Slaanesh before he/she/it could devour Khaine. Khorne is quick to remind Khaine of this fact, although he admits he only "mostly" saved him, given that Khaine was shattered in the process.
- Voice of the Legion: Slaanesh's voice has a reverb that makes it sound like a masculine voice and a feminine voice are speaking simultaneously. The other Chaos Gods have similar reverb, but only to add an echo to their voices.
The Champions of Chaos
The Chaos Space Marine champions of the four Chaos Gods, having excelled in their areas of expertise to such a degree that the Ruinous Powers themselves took personal interest and granted them abilities beyond any mortal.
Ahriman was the first to be introduced, trying to break into the Black Library, but he swiftly got his ass kicked back home by Cegorach. Since then, Lucius, Typhus, Fabius and Eliphas have also been introduced, but Kharn has yet to be seen outside of the intro. And now it seems the Warmaster of Chaos is trying to bring them all together...
- Evil Is Hammy: The list is full of hams of one sort of another, all of them entirely evil.
- Villainous Friendship: Despite all serving different Chaos Gods who are eternally antagonistic to each other, the Champions of Chaos get along pretty well from what we've seen. Typhus, Lucius, and Ahriman are all fairly cordial to each other (even though Ahriman is squicked out by the, uh...contents of Typhus' book), and from Ahriman and Lucius' comments it can be implied that the two of them view Kharn in a favorable light as well.
Exiled former Chief Librarian of the Thousand Sons.
- All for Nothing: He spent 10,000 years searching for the Black Library, just to get thrown out by Cegorach.
- Bad Boss: Shoots Iskandar in the face with a doombolt for insulting him (and possibly for being snide throughout the conversation).
- Big Bad Wannabe: While acting out on his own and having formed a warband for his own ambitions, Magnus dismisses as doomed to fail in whatever he attempts. He is proven right as Ahriman was shown to actually have suceeded in entering the Black Library, just to get thrown out by Cegorach.
- Do Not Taunt Cthulhu: Really should have known that trying to face off against an Eldar God would not end well.
- Epic Fail: The main reason Magnus let him go after the disaster that was the Rubric - he knows all of Ahriman's attempts to rise above his station will fail.
- Evil Sorcerer: As per canon, he is a mighty sorcerer that wrecks havoc on civilian populations and the militaries that protect them.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Speaks in a deep voice.
- I Need a Freaking Drink: After being defeated by Cegorach, Ahriman really wanted a heavy drink, but got interrupted by a message from Abaddon wanting him for the next Black Crusade.
- Large Ham: While not as often as the other two, Ahriman can definitely get his ham going when he's incensed, having the "indignant Evil Overlord" act down pat.
- Not So Above It All: The reason he teams up with Lucius for the Slaaneshmas broadcast is because he wants to engage in some old-fashioned shenanigans outside of serious sorcery to unwind a bit after his most recent failure to get into the Black Library and before he joins up with Abaddon for the Black Crusade.
- Only Sane Man: Comes across as this compared to the other Chaos champions, dealing with the very obvious insanity of Lucius and the cheerful nonchalance of Typhus with no small shortage of snark and exasperation.
- Pet the Dog: To the Imperium as a whole, urging both them and Chaos to put aside their conflict for one day and instead band together to destroy the xenos instead. Both sides are surprisingly receptive to the idea.
- Sir Swearsa Lot: For his relatively small amount of screen-time, Ahriman might be second only to the Emperor when it comes to number of F-bombs dropped. He has calmed down by the Slaaneshmas special and is still the most foul-mouthed individual in the entire broadcast.
Former Chief Apothecary of the Emperor's Children.
- Always a Bigger Fish: On the horror scale, he is the bigger fish to Lucius.
- Arson, Murder, and Admiration: Opens the Slaaneshmas special by writing to Ahriman, explaining in great detail that his plan is completely ludicrous and appalling, from working with Lucius to asking him for assistance. Naturally, he endorses the plan wholeheartedly.
- Berserk Button: Does not hold with being called "Bob".
- Didn't Think This Through: Decided it would be a marvellous idea to give Ahriman 2.0 his genetic template's psychic powers before finishing him. Even Lucius is aghast at that.
- Ditzy Genius: He is a genius scientist, who wants to launch a "solo Black Crusade", with his answer to how he would do that by himself instead switching to boasting about how he can clone anyone.
- Evilutionary Biologist: Gleefully cloned Ahriman.
- Horrifying the Horror: Even Lucius is terrified by Fabius Bile's fucked up creations, losing his cool entirely when he sees the unfinished Clone of Ahriman, and is actually frightened when he hears Bile gave it the real Ahriman's psychic powers. The real Ahriman is even more freaked out, being reduced to screaming at Fabius and the clone.
- Large Ham: He likely beats out everyone else in this group in terms of scenery-chewing, like any self-respecting mad scientist should.Aaaaalright, none of you guys know... THE HUSTLE I'm bringing here today! My shit is TOP. NOTCH.
- Mad Scientist: If his canon counterpart cannot convince you, check out Ahriman 2.0...
- Missing Steps Plan: Planned to launch a Black Crusade, on his own, with no help from Abbadon, or any super soldiers he could bring. Even Lucius notes this makes no sense, to which Fabius boasts about how he can clone anyone, and Lucius points out that still doesn't answer his question.
- Too Dumb to Live: He created an unfinished clone of Ahriman, that had all of the original's powers. Even Lucius noticed that was a stupid idea.
Lucius the Eternal
Captain of the Emperor's Children.
- Aroused by Their Voice: Apparently feels this way towards Typhus' voice which is why he asked the Nurglite to record his book.
- Attention Whore: Runs his own channel on the 40k galaxy's equivalent of Youtube where he makes prank videos and very serious social experiments.Lucius: "Please remember to like, favorite and subscribe to my channel Luscious Lucius Prankz and follow me on Spacebook for the latest sexplosive pranks!"
- Beware the Silly Ones: A Sissy Villain to the 9th degree. He will still brutally kill you and skull fuck your corpse while laughing over your screams of pain.
- Blood Knight: May have some latent tendencies, considering he invited Sly Fucking Marbo to the Slaaneshmas Special exclusively to fight him on camera. Then again, he is a Champion of Slaanesh, he probably invited that guest solely for the experience of fighting him."FIGHT ME, BITCH!"
- Body Surf: In the Slaaneshmas special, Lucius at one point tells a random cultist to stab him in the back, who then gets backstabbed by another cultist and that one gets stabbed and that one gets stabbed in a long chain of backstabbing. When it finally gets to the end the last guy turns into Lucius.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Of all the Chaos champions seen so far he is easily the one who has most lost his mind. His idea of spreading joy had him murdering people, and his ideas for entertainment the Slaaneshmas Special consisted of more murder, to the point where he exhausted himself. Even beyond his love of murder and rape, he is just, weird. He once asked about hair care products, despite being bald.
- Darker and Edgier: While Lucius in canon was always creepy as a sense freak who took pleasure in killing and being killed, the series makes him much worse by portraying him not only as a potential rapist and pedophille stalker but also hosting a bad prank show.
- Demonic Possession: The Slaaneshmas special shows that as in Canon, Lucius has the ability to take over the body of anyone who kills him and mold it into his original with the caveat that the killer had to derive any level of satisfaction from the killing. This effectively makes Lucius immortal.
- Depraved Bisexual: Omnisexual is more accurate as he finds it hot when Typhus talked about writing a book with his own blistering excrement, for crying out loud. He also takes the question of whether or not Miriael Sabathiel would have sex with a Tyranid deadly serious.
- Dissonant Serenity: Retains his cheerful voice and mannerisms even while dropping lines like "We are going to skullfuck your families!"
- Dumbass Has a Point: Tells Ahriman he wasn't able to get Kharn to come to the Slaaneshmas special, only getting angry grunts. Ahriman asks if Lucius is sure he get Kharn's contact information confused with Sly Marbo's again, Lucius states he is very certain he didn't. Why?Lucius: "BECAUSE SLY MARBO IS HERE RIGHT NOW!"
- Rightly sees it's Fabius Bile's idea of a "Solo Black Crusade" as a dumb idea. He likewise has an Oh, Crap! when Fabius states he made his unfinished clone of Ahriman as strong a psyker as the original, indicating that even he understood that was a dumb move.
- Expy: Lucius's voice seems strangely similar to Him from The Powerpuff Girls... if he were doing a Mickey Mouse impersonation throughout all of his dialogue.
- Even Evil Has Standards: LUCIUS of all people is disgusted and concerned when he learns that Fabius Bile made a crappy and unfinished clone of Ahriman. Yeah, you heard that right. LUCIUS THE ETERNAL has standards. He is also understandably freaked out when Fabius mentions that this unfinished, psychically unstable clone of Ahriman is just as powerful a psyker as the real Ahriman.
- Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: Makes an attempt at stand up comedy on the Slaaneshmas special. His attempts at comedy fail miserably.
- Evil Laugh: Gives a pretty damn chilling one after hearing about Abaddon's plans for a new Black Crusade.
- The Hedonist: Being a champion of Slaanesh, he obviously qualifies. Vices include wanton murder and sadomasochism, rape and drug abuse. Often simultaneously.
- Large Ham: When he's not simply trying to sound cute, he immediately swings to excited, almost theatrical screeching; even when his voice is down he's almost sassy enough to count.
- Power Echoes: Has a very soft echo behind his voice.
- Put the "Laughter" in "Slaughter": Can't go a scene of killing, torturing, or raping without letting off some sort of cackle.
- Resurrective Immortality: If someone manages to kill Lucius, he possesses them and eventually transforms their body into a copy of his original one, provided they derived satisfaction from killing him.
- Sissy Villain: His high-pitched voice and affected mannerisms clash jarringly with his imposing and intimidating appearance.
- Suddenly SHOUTING!: It would be an understatement to say that Lucius has a tendency to ABRUPTLY AND WITHOUT WARNING DO THIS! This actually makes him incredibly unsettling, as he lapses into Voice of the Legion while saying this.
- Too Kinky to Torture: Judging by the fact that he enjoyed the beating he got from the Eldar when one of his pranks backfired, and by the simple fact he's a Slaaneshi champion, Lucius qualifies handily.
- Troll: At the end of the Imperator short to Eliphas. His attitude makes sense, considering that he comes back to life as long as his killer derives any satisfaction from killing him, so it's actually in his best interests to make himself as loathsome as possible.
- Unusual Euphemism: Unlike Ahriman, Lucius has a tendency to do this instead of normal swearing ("WHAT THE UNHOLY LORDY LOO!?") and even when he does swear it's appropriately...off ("We are going to skullfuck your families!").
- Yaoi Fanboy: Writes fanfiction about an ork having his way with a space marine, which Typhus agrees to read aloud and record with his "sensuous voice".
First Captain of the Death Guard
- Affably Evil: As befitting a Champion of Nurgle, Typhus is a cheerful guy who gladly takes sarcasm as genuinely helpful suggestions, reads Lucius' awful scripts as a favor to him and never gets angry or snaps at any of his colleagues, even the ones working under different gods who find him a disgusting blob.
- Body Horror: Is entirely nonchalant about the sheer amount of awfulness his body holds, which includes tonsil-dwelling maggots. Champions of Nurgle tend to be like that.
- Fat Bastard: Has a noticeable, pendulous gut.
- Hypocritical Humor: Despite not knowing what a cli-TOR-is is, he thinks whatever it is sounds disgusting. Though one could argue that the disgustingness of Nurgle and Slaanesh fall into very different categories.
- Large Ham: Like any proper Gilbert Gottfried imitation should, he keeps his voice and mannerisms up at all times.
- Mad Artist: His novels are really just books filled with pages smeared with faeces.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Sounds very much like Gilbert Gottfried.
- The Pig-Pen: To the point of being permanently surrounded by flies.
- Power Echoes: Has a deep echo that contrasts with his Gottfried voice.
Kharn the Betrayer
Captain of the World Eaters
- Affably Evil: Judging by Ahriman and Lucius' comments, it's implied that Kharn really is going to be the "great guy" that 1d4chan would have you believe he is.
- The Ghost: Kharn has been mentioned so far, but never seen. It's actually commented on by the other three in the "Slaaneshmas" Special, who note that it feels incomplete with him not there to finish their quartet. Lucius even mentions calling to see if he wanted to come onto the show, but all he got were "angry grunts". He's not even sure if it wasn't just Angron who answered for him.
Eliphas the Inheritor
Former Dark Apostle of the Word Bearers and currently Chaos Lord of the Black Legion
- Archenemy: Considers Sergeant Cornelius of the Ultramarines this, since it was because of him he was critically injured during the battle of Kronus and banished to the Basilica of Torment as punishment. Cornelius notes that he received promotion to Sergeant for that and never had another one since.
- Bad Boss: Killed two of his Word Bearers on Kronus during the Hersey; but to be fair, both of them were mouthing off to him.
- Deadpan Snarker: He has his moments.*upon seeing the Ultramarines flee in the middle of one of his monologues* "Such is the courage of the Space Marines..."
- Drop the Hammer: Seemed to favor an Accursed Crozius during his days as a Word Bearer, though traded it for a Power Sword after switching to the Black Legion.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Took on and defeated three Ultramarines at the same time by himself with nary a scratch back on Kronus during the Horus Heresy.
- Faux Affably Evil: Many of his appearances usually have him speaking in a calm, polite tone to both enemies and allies...even while describing how he's going to kill the former and while literally stabbing the latter in the back.
- The Starscream: He got his title of "the Inheritor" by killing his former leader in the Word Bearers, after all. He tends to do this to his other allies as well.Black Legion Sorcerer: ELIPHAS! You treasonous dog!
Eliphas: *sighing* They always say that...
- Troll: Sent a letter to the Emperor during one of the questionnaires saying "Furk you." He got psychically punched from halfway across the galaxy in response.
- Villainous Friendship: With Kaen Salif, a fellow Word Bearers Daemon Prince. They often work together for their Chaos shenanigans and spend their free time at a Slaaneshi Pub.
A Sorcerer of the Thousand Sons and liaison between that legion and the Black Legion.
- An Axe to Grind: Is seen hefting a huge, golden-embossed axe.
- Cool Helmet: Wears a gold and midnight-blue helmet that is at least three times the size of his head.
- Creepy Monotone: He speaks in a dry, snarky monotone.
- Servile Snarker: Being subordinate to Ahriman does not stop him from talking back to him.
Skarbrand, Exile of Khorne
- Voiced by: Fresh
- Advancing Boss of Doom: He serves as this during Hateful Feud at Khaine's Gate, as his extreme durability, single-minded advance and absolutely batshit-bananas damage-per-hit meant that short of focusing everything they had on him, which itself was inadvisable due to the other forces of Chaos involved in the battle, the only way the Inquisition was going to survive Skarbrand at all was to run.
- Angrish: Is reduced to screaming unintelligible threats and futility bashing his axe after Fyodor opens Khaine's Gate.
- Broken Angel: His wings were broken by Khorne's retaliation and he's completely insane.
- Dual Wielding: Carries two massive axes.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Of the leading daemons of the army sent to kill The Inquisition, he has the least serious reason to actually go after them. Where the others had legitimate reasons to get some revenge, with Kairos having one of his faces messed up, The Masque having one of her night-clubs ruined and Epidemius having boatloads of soap and a tub thrown at him, all the Inquisition ever did to Skarbrand was a single door-knock prank that lasted less than four seconds. Hell, he was not even mad that they ran off before he could answer the knock, but rather pissed off that they dared to knock in the first place. But then, the average Khornate daemon hardly needs a reason to spill blood and take skulls.
- The Dreaded: Out of the entire Daemon army, he's the one the Inquisition forces fear most.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Yes, he is a psychotic daemon who hates everything equally and will destroy anything in his path, but he is a fine, contributing member of Khornate society and he will never, ever kill-steal.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: So many things set him off that he's basically always in the middle of exploding in anger.
- Hates Being Touched: When punched by the Imperial dreadknight, he takes a moment to state he doesn't appreciate physical contact before cutting it apart.
- Hates Everyone Equally: And everything equally too. This includes knocking sounds, standing outside and standing inside. He does hate standing in doorframes slightly less though. He also hates traffic jams, inconveniences, being misinterpreted, and the bald, as well as the balding, only slightly less.
- Hero Killer: Kills Grand Master Elirush and Inquisitor Adrielle during the battle for the Gate of Khaine, and was literally inches away from murdering Karamazov too.
- Hypocrite: He says he doesn't steal-kill... and he kills Adrielle, whom Kairos intended to kill, after Kairos pretty much immediately accused him to trying to steal his kill.
- The Juggernaut: During the battle against the Inquisition, nothing that they throw at Skarbrand can do much more than slow him down, and once he actually gets into melee range he just crushes his target while they ineffectually strike at him. The only thing shown to deal more than a single wound to him is Kairos' psyker powers, in a case of reckless friendly fire. It takes the Star Child possessing Fyodor to finally stall him long enough for the Inquisition to get through The Gate of Khaine.
- No Indoor Voice: He's too angry to lower his voice for any reason, so he's always stuck at "enraged screaming" in terms of volume.Skarbrand: HATE!! HAAAAAAATE!!!
- One-Man Army: Skarbrand is virtually unmatched in close-quarters combat, to the point that he effortlessly kills a dreadknight and the grandmaster of the Grey Knights in melee and smashes through a Taurox like it's a toy.
- Third-Person Person: SKARBRAND ALWAYS SPEAKS IN THE THIRD PERSON. However, if he stops talking like this then you should run harder than you already were because he's hit the boiling point of his Unstoppable Rage.
- Unstoppable Force Meets Immovable Object: After bulldozing through every member of the Inquisition who got in his way, he's thwarted by The Gate of Khaine, which he can't break no matter how hard he hits it.
- Winged Humanoid: As a Greater Daemon of Khorne, though like in canon the damage to his wings means he can't fly.
Kairos Fateweaver, The Oracle
- Voiced by: Dr. White
- Didn't See That Coming: He didn't expect Adrielle to attack him when he answered in the affirmative to being a Genestealer.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Becomes incensed when Grand Master Elirush vows vengeance on Skarbrand for the deaths of his Grey Knights when Kairos was the one who had killed them, which leads the Oracle to accuse Skarbrand of kill-stealing.
- It's Personal: During the battle, he's less concerned with killing the Inquisition as a whole and more focused on Adrielle, after she ravaged his face.
- Knights and Knaves: His whole shtick revolves around this. One head (the lower one) speaks the truth, while the other (the higher one) will always lie. Even in casual conversation, one head states what he really wants to say while the other just spews lies like a fire hose - the part about it being 'equally believeable' is a bold-faced lie.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Narrowly Averted. His Unfriendly Fire incident with Skarbrand nearly killed him, leaving their army's nigh-unstoppable juggernaut with just one wound left.
- Not in the Face!: Pleads for this concession when Adrielle attacks him, but doesn't get it.
- Revenge: He wants nothing more than to pay Adrielle back for what she did to his faces, to the point that he'll gladly blast his own allies while they're in melee with her.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: He and Skarbrand bicker over kill-stealing and he really hates the angry daemon, considering his lying head begins to make outright love confessions.
- Unfriendly Fire: His argument with Skarbrand over kill-stealing takes a turn for the worse when he notices Adrielle and casts Infernal Gateway, catching Skarbrand in the crossfire and damn near killing him as Infernal Gateway reduces both him and Adrielle to 1 wound.
- Skarbrand: (dropping his third person) WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING? THAT HURT ME MORE THAN IT HURT THE MATERIAL!
- Wave-Motion Gun: Uses one of these in the battle at Khaine's Gate, in the form of an enormous Warp blast from his staff, achieved by chaining three psychic Smites together. He later unleashes a bigger one called Infernal Gateway.Liar Head: "I HATE C A P I T A L I S M!"
Masque of Slaanesh, Eternal Dancer
- Voiced by: Miss Vile
- Added Alliterative Appeal: Her mystifying manner of speech is positively peppered with this wily form of word play.
- Affably Evil: She's very personable, even when trying to tear her victims apart. During her confrontation with Kaldor Draigo she's downright flirtatious with him. Of course, this seems to be because she believes him to the the Silver Knight of Slaanesh, which he may or may not be, and is trying to suck up to him to get back in Slaanesh's good graces.
- Big "NO!": She doesn't take the arrival of the Salamanders well, mostly because as genetically modified super soldiers their "swole isn't genuine" and isn't fit for her sacrifice to Slaanesh. Not, you know, the fact that her Daemonette army is practically worthless against the heavily armored Space Marines.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: The second she realizes she's dealing with a Primarch, she fucks off to the Warp and takes her whole army with her. On the other hand, she tries to strike up a friendly conversation with Kaldor Draigo, who is both just as dangerous and a lot more unpredictable. He promptly stabs her in the face.
- Not Quite Dead: Even when cowering in fear of Corvus Corax, she worries more about the temporary banishment she'd suffer rather than death since she's a Daemon. Logically, this also means she'll eventually bounce back from Draigo stabbing her through the chest.
Epidemius, The Tallyman
- Voiced by: Earndil
- Affably Evil: He politely asks the Inquisition to stop attacking him with soap, and openly expresses concern and rage when one of his Plaguebearers gets killed.
- Angrish: He tends to make a gurgling "OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" noise when he's mad.
- Evil Sounds Raspy: One has to wonder how many diseases he's gargling and choking on. The most likely answer is all of them.
- Fat Bastard: So big that he has his own throne that he rides on for his Nurglings to carry him on. Downplayed in that the "bastard" only comes out when his Berserk Button gets pressed.
- A Father to His Men: He's legitimately shocked and angered when one of his Plaguebearers gets killed by Deathwatch, and he orders the entire group to charge the squad with himself at the head.Epidemius: Time for Death. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Uriah Olathaire, The Last Priest of Terra
- Voiced by: Balthazaar007
Thousands of years ago, he was the last follower of the Abrahamic faiths, untill the last church of Terra was destroyed by the Emperor and his Thunder Warriors. Originally thought to have died during this event, he was instead saved by the Chaos Gods and sent into the Warp where he has preached the word of Chaos Undivided for millennia.
- Affably Evil: Despite having converted full-on to Chaos worship, Uriah is surprisingly well-spoken and...well, sane compared to most Chaos worshipers. He maintains a dignified and polite air throughout his second debate with the Emperor, the only times he really gets riled up is when the Emperor is really laying on the sass hard, and he gives as good as he can get in the verbal argument. He doesn't even attempt to hurt anyone throughout the conversation and leaves peacefully in the end.
- Berserk Button: Nothing riles him up more than smack talking about his former religion. The Emperor learns the hard way when he brought him on the podcast and winds up leading several portions of the Imperium to side to Chaos.
- Crisis of Faith: Having lost faith in both humanity and his religion, he was eventually turned to the Gods of Chaos instead, worshiping them as parts of a single entity through Chaos Undivided.
- Deadpan Snarker: Downplayed. While he's quite polite compared to everyone else in the Podcast, his prior history with the Emperor and Emp's usual behavior makes him more prone to snark every so often.Uriah: Oh my GODS! If it isn't Revelation in the flesh! Or, well, sorry - that isn't a very apt way of describing it anymore now is it?
- The Dreaded: Even the freaking Custodes become uneasy by his presence. Though this has more to do with his personal connection to the Emperor and how his criticisms have more than a grain of truth to them than it does his ability to cause physical damage.Custodisi: Oh no! He has actual arguements! Run for cover!
- Even Evil Has Standards: He might be a hard-core Chaos worshipper, but he's outright disgusted when the Emperor and the other Imperials joke that his church was made from the bodies of dead babies.
- FaceHeel Turn: The Emperor expected to bring back a long-dead soul from the Warp. He succeeded... Only to discover that said soul was very much alive, and a worshipper of Chaos. Though to what degree he's a "Heel" is up for debate since he doesn't seem to share the provocations of his contemporaries.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: During his life as a mortal, he was but a mere human priest on his last few days who was unable to save his Abrahamic religion. Now, his mere presence on Terra is enough to cause thunderstorms around the Imperial Palace and he only needed a few minutes of talking to turn several parts of the Imperium to Chaos, something almost no followers of the Ruinous Powers can boast about.
- Good Shepherd: If his sermons really are all about "love and prosperity" and how mortals should only emulate the positive aspects of the chaos gods (honor, creativity, endurance, etc.) than he would fit this trope. Making excuses for bloodletters, on the other hand, would not.
- Gone Horribly Right: The Emperor summoned him for a "second round" of their debate in The Last Church. He got it alright.
- Bonus points for Rogal's warning his father about this trope beforehand!
- Hazy Feel Turn: He makes the argument that he hasn't really changed since his first debate with the Emperor, chaos-conversion and likely daemon-ness none withstanding. He is still preaching "love and prosperity" and considers the four chaos gods to be segments of a single divine entity.
- Humanoid Abomination: The only things he has to show in his corruption is the eight pointed star of Chaos on his head, his blue eyes and three horns on his forehead. But the fact that his mere presence causes thunderstorms on Terra, his warp-dependency, and the fact that he gains a Voice of the Legion when he gets upset are very good signs that things have indeed changed quite a lot since he was last seen eleven millennia ago.
- Insistent Terminology: He uses terms that are antiquated or otherwise esoteric, but have cropped up in the actual 40K canon. He refers to the daemons as Neverborn, Chaos The Powers and Chaos Undivided The Powers Undivided, and the Horus Heresy as The Inter-Legionary Wars.
- Only Sane Man: Presents himself as such, and makes a very good case, considering he's the only one that fails to see why the hell would anyone start a planet-wide civil war over which day to eat tacos.
- Precision F-Strike: Lets slip a "[REDACTED] YOU!" after hearing the Emperor justify his hypocrisy with the line "The difference is, I know I am right".
- Rage Breaking Point: Uriah never shows more than frustration in the face of the Emperor's antics...then the Emperor brings up Uriah's former religion. The old priest immediately loses it.Uriah: All right! Listen here, you SHRIEKING REVENANT! I am getting rather sick of all this horrid hypocrisy that you are heaving forth but since you want to play that game so badly, LET'S GO!
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Delivers a blistering tirade towards the Emperor calling him out for his hypocrisies in using religious trappings while trying to stamp out religion (and committing far worse atrocities than any religion in human history), deconstructing the Emperor's motives in guiding humanity, and outlining the differences between Chaos and the Imperial truth in a way that makes the latter unappealing in comparison. It's so effective the Emperor can't entirely counter Uriah's arguments and social upheavals start popping up all over Terra as people start converting to Chaos.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Subverted - Uriah would very much like to leave, since apparently the Emperor summoned him during a service, but he can't return to the Warp under his own power. Emps takes advantage of this and forces Uriah to sit through a Q & A segment before giving him the boot.
- Sinister Minister: Although he is far more sane and less outright malevolent than most followers of Chaos, he is still a mighty follower of the Dark Gods, and goes all apologetic for bloodletters, for instance.
- Villain Has a Point: The Emperor brought him on thinking he had an easy win and only caused rebellions on Holy Terra when it turned out his claims had more than a little truth than what was comfortable.
- Voice of the Legion: Lapses into this when he's really upset. Considering that his debate opponent is the Emperor, it doesn't take long for it to come out.
- White Sheep: His beliefs and reasons for supporting Chaos are preeetty far from the behavior of other Chaos-worshippers on-screen. While honor, cleverness, joy and resilience are encouraged by other worshippers, do you really think Lucius agrees that Chaos is connected with "love and prosperity"? (No, not that kind of love.) He casually mentions this himself during his rant, saying that they made the same mistake as the Emperor in their simplistic understanding (he starts to get into this more, but Emps keeps talking over him and he gets pissed off). His view of Chaos actually is quite close to the one Magnus argued for in an earlier video, so it's not entirely unique.
- Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Would like you to know that his church is NOT made out of dead babies. He thinks the Custodes are insane for suggesting the murder of "treasonous babies."
The Great Horned Rat, Cruel God of The Skaven
- Voiced by: Zegram
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: It's clear at points it's Zegram and he's not being too happy he has to do such a dumb video.
- Evil Sounds Raspy: So raspy in fact that it causes him to break out into coughing fits on more than one occasion.
- Glowing Eyelights of Undeath: It adds to his skeletal head.
- Horns of Villainy: And horns aplenty!
- Keet: He's like a rodent, constantly on edge and energized.
- Lean and Mean: He's really skinny!
- Multiple-Tailed Beast: As plenty as his horns.
- No Indoor Voice: His speaking voice is just under a yell.
- Precision F-Strike: Unlike other Chaos Gods he likes to keep his swears precise.GHR: SLAANESHMAS IS FUCKING DEAD DEAD!
- Skull for a Head: A rodent's skull.
- Verbal Tic: Like his followers GHR has a habit of repeating words words while he talks.
- You Dirty Rat!: Rodent God of disease, duh.
Gods of The Eldar, The Former Lords of The GalaxyThree Eldar gods survived the birth of Slaanesh: Isha, the goddess of healing; Cegorach, the Laughing God; and Khaine, the god of war, who has been shattered into countless shards of essence (though that doesn't stop him from using Spacebook and being Khorne's gym buddy). Thus far, all three seem to be considerably more level-headed than the rest of the galaxy.
- Berserk Button: Unless you're Ephrael Stern levels of strong, don't badmouth Cegorach's Harlequins. He's already bad news even in a good mood, and he will plot your demise if you so much as take a dig at them or their material.
- Creepy Good: Cegorach is without question one of the most terrifying beings shown in the entirety of the series, with attitudes ranging from nightmarishly humorous (his default mood) to utterly menacing. That being said, all of his malicious actions have been directed to Asshole Victims like the C'Tan, Ahriman, and dangerous Space Marine chapters, all of whom could cause unspeakable damage on a planetary if not galactic scale if left unchecked. While he does toy around with Custodisi and Whammudes for shits and giggles, he doesn't do anything to actually harm them and even lets them into the Black Library (though it's ambiguous whether he mistook them for Solitaries or if he actually knew who they were from the beginning and simply let them in cause they were Custodes like Kitten).
- French Jerk: Cegorach has a notably thick French accent due to his voice actor Failsnake being French. He's also a massive Troll who enjoys either antagonizing or messing with anyone who comes to the Black Library. He also collaborated with The Deceiver to bait it's fellow C'tan into warring among themselves and almost driving themselves to total extinction, seemingly for giggles.
- Friendly Enemy: Strictly speaking, the Eldar gods are the enemies of Chaos. Isha still has a happy relationship with Nurgle, and Khaine and Khorne are gym buddies.
- Grumpy Old Man: Khaine is the oldest god still in existence, and has little patience with the antics of those Chaos whippersnappers.
- Leitmotif: Cegorach has Prime Clown, a whimsically menacing accordion tune that manages to override the Intro theme (before ending with a Seinfeld Shout-Out).
- Mind Hive: Presumably Khaine survived in a state similar to the Emperor's, with one central ego and a plethora of lesser soul shards.
- Monster Clown: Cegorach, with his odd mismatched clothes and eternal Slasher Smile. Most of his malicious actions have been directed to Asshole Victims such as Ahriman and the C'Tan, who kinda deserved what was coming to them, but he's also used his appearance and creepiness to terrify Whammudes and Custodisi as well. Although arguably Whammudes and Custodisi are also Asshole Victims based on how they treat Kitten.
- It makes sence since Ahriman and C'Tan are galactic-scale threats and Custodes are Jerk Jocks at worst.
- Nice Girl: Isha is sensitive, considerate, and all around pleasant to everyone but Slaanesh. She certainly has her reasons.
- Scary Librarian: Cegorach protects the Black Library of the Eldar. Ahriman eventually found this out the hard way.
- Troll: Cegorach is the apotheosis of trolldom. He plays Ahriman like a fiddle, and played a part in convincing the C'tan to start eating each other, for kicks as much as strategy. He also menaces Custodisi and Whammudes for absolutely no reason other than it amused him given he was going to let them into the Black Library anyway.
Eldrad Ulthran, Chief Farseer of Craftworld Ulthwé
- This really is not the time for tomfoolery, though. The Despoiler gathers his forces in the Eye... The children of man stir and breathe anew, eons of corrosion shuffled off... And so, with this new era approaching it is time to make our final preparations.
The most powerful of Farseers among the Eldar, and a de facto leader of their race fond of subtle manipulations to twist the threads of fate in his favor (and against anyone else) as well as the occasional bout of dickishness.
- Brutal Honesty: Even when he's not being mystic and being utterly blunt and truthful, he can be a bit of a dick.Sylandri Veilwalker: Sure thing, Farseer. Let's just hope Cypher isn't a big, bewildering bag of hooded dicks about it.Eldrad: *nonchalantly* I am sure he will be.
- Crying Wolf: Part of why Vect tells him to shove off is that his whole "Our race is doomed" topic is worn as hell; the Aeldari have been doomed for over ten thousand years already, and he's come up with several "stop this or we die" prophecies and visions during that time, and Eldrad just cannot get across that this time it's worse than ever.
- Leitmotif: Eldrad's Theme - The Pathfinder
- The Gadfly: While not nearly as dickish as Vect, since he knows when to drop the act, he's fond of acting utterly mystical and unapproachable to his own people while drowning them in Ice Cream Koans and then laughing at their gullibleness, not to mention the things he sets up with his visions of the future when things aren't so dire.
Asdrubael Vect, Supreme Overlord of The Dark City
- Voiced by: Randolph Carter
Primary holder of political power among the Drukhari, aka the Dark Eldar. Is a dick worse than Eldrad.
- Cain and Abel: The Cain to Eldrad's Abel, but given who he is, there's no indication whether they're actually brothers or trolling.
- Card-Carrying Villain: He technically needs pain and suffering to live, but like all Dark Eldar he takes incredible glee in doing it and doesn't care about what his kin thinks.
- Cheshire Cat Grin: Fittingly, Vect is drawn wearing a rather devious smile at all times.
- Enemy Mine: Subverted. Eldrad tries to get him to work for survival of the Eldar, he doesn't care to work with Eldrad, gleefully noting that his foreign policy is to ignore the Eldar.
- Evil Laugh: He's got a good one, that often slips out during his conversation with Eldrad. Can develop into a loud coughing fit if he does it too hard.
- Faux Affably Evil: Even more so than Lucius, since he isn't even making Terms of Endangerment, he's holding a polite conversation while engaged in normal Dark Eldar politics.
- The Hedonist: He's a Drukhari, it's part of the package. Most notably he spends just about all of his screen time to date lazing back while having his servant pour wine into his mouth for him since he can't be assed to get up and do it himself.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: The only time his polite facade fades is when Eldrad talks about Ynnead.Vect: ...you blithering codger. You actually mean to tell me that old fairy tale has got you all up in arms AGAIN!? Another drink. Now, please.
- Spikes of Villainy: He wears the typical high fashion of Commorragh, which may well be the spikiest place in the Webway. As highlighted by Eldrad:Eldrad: Listen, Vect. Listen. I hate you. I hate you, and your stupid spiky city, and your stupid spiky hat so much.
- That Makes Me Feel Angry: Due to the fact that his Faux Affably Evil nature is combined with being high off of the best Dark Eldar drugs imaginable, the only indication that he is absolutely livid with Eldrad is when he has to tell the Farseer how angry he is. Even then, it's coming through in cheery, drug-addled tones because Vect is just that high.
- Troll: More so than Eldrad, who knows when to get serious. Vect just trolls and trolls.
Lady Aurelia Malys, Archon of the Kabal of the Poisoned Tongue
- Voiced by: NaerinaVect is clearly planning something tonight, and I am not one to let his plans go unhindered.
One of the most successful Archons of the Drukhari and a rival to Asdrubael Vect.
- Berserk Button: Does not appreciate any references to her past relationship with Vect.
- Combat Hand Fan: Carries a razor-edged steel fan in her left hand.
- Cool Mask: Wears an ornate mask on the left side of her face.
- Drama Queen: Is given to histrionics on hearing of a possible Daemon invasion.
- Even Evil Has Standards: As cruel as she is, even she thinks that breaking open Khaine's Gate to let in a horde of daemons just to attack political rivals (something which she mistakenly thinks Vect is responsible for) is a terrible idea.
- French Jerk: Speaks in a thick French accent, complete with "hon hon hon" laughter. She's also in cahoots with another French Jerk, Cegorach.
- Lady of War: She decides to lead the Kabal (i.e. her army of warriors) personally after realizing that Asdrubel Vect is up to no good.
- Nightmare Face: When Cegorach's influence makes itself known she gains a horrifying Slasher Smile and the eyepiece of her mask turns into an actual eye.
- Spikes of Villainy: Her corset and the puffy shoulders of her dress are spiky.
Tahril, Former Archon of the Kabal of the Black Heart
- Voiced by: ThunderPsykerAt once, my most frightening - and highly replaceable - lady...
An ex-Archon of Asdrubael Vect's Kabal, and currently an underling to Lady Malys.
- Cool Helmet: An enormous conical open-faced helm topped with bladed horns and a screaming head.
- The Dragon: Serves as one to Lady Malys, though judging from his comments he's only doing so because he's being punished for botching the Kaurava Campaign and he's not happy about it. In truth, he is this to The Deceiver as the only (known) agent carrying out The Deceiver's plans.
- Evil Sounds Raspy: He speaks in a low, raspy voice.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: He is the Blue Oni to Lady Malys's Red Oni, being more calm and reserved.
- Spared by the Adaptation: He canonically got his ass beat by Gorgutz in the Kaurava Campaign, though in this canon he survived and was Demoted to Dragon, presumably as a punishment for such an enormous military failure and his ambitions of overthrowing Vect.
- The Starscream: Is apparently still one of these, judging by his under-his-breath comment about how easily replaceable Lady Malys is.
- Shoulders of Doom: His pauldrons make him twice as broad as he is normally.
Cypher, Lord of The Fallen.
- Voiced by: Verry
One of the most mysterious traitors of the Fallen Angels, a man who has eluded the Dark Angels for millenia and avoided capture ever since. He is currently plotting...something that involves a planet of ancient tech, The Mechanicus and a free ride onto the Dark Angels ship. The goals for this is currently unknown.
- Arch-Enemy: He is this for the Dark Angels because he is their most mysterious traitor. Ironically, despite being their most-wanted target among the Fallen, the Dark Angels don't recognize him and assume he's just another Dark Angel.
- Eating Shoes: He's been stuck in a desert planet for so long, one of the reasons he's glad the Dark Angels finally arrived is that he can "finally eat something that isn't fucking sand".
- Guns Akimbo: Wields a plasma pistol and a boltpistol as his weapons of choice.
- In the Hood: As with most members of The Fallen, he's sinister with that hood of his.
- Long Game: He's been planning something for millennia while on the run from the Dark Angels, to the point where their leaders seemingly don't remember what he looks like. What ever it is, it seems to have something to do with the Dark Angels's natural-found paranoia, as he leaves behind a book titled "The Secrets of The Dark Angel Chapter" for the Fabricator-General. When the Fabricator-General causes the Dark Angels to seriously reconsider that their trigger-happy cover ups does more harm then good for their image, they immediately fall back to their old ways once they spot the same book Cypher threw at the Fabricator-General, leading to Asmodai to attack the Fabricator-General, believing him to be working with the Fallen.
- The Plan: He is planning something that may or may not aid or harm the Imperium. We just have no idea what it is yet.
- Refuge in Audacity: He infiltrates the Dark Angels by... walking right up to them and asking if they have any chips.
- Troll: Calls the Fabricator-General "today's prank victim," and throws a book at him that prevents the Dark Angels from having a Heel Realization, and seemingly kill him out of their usual paranoia.
- Squee!: Whenever nobody is around is around to see or hear it, he tends to do this when things go as planned.
An insectoid Xeno race from beyond the galaxy who has one single goal in mind for the countless planets they have come across: To devour everything in sight and to adapt and evolve in every possible way.
- Horde of Alien Locusts: Possibly the biggest one ever seen in fiction, due to how their full swarm is at least ten times bigger than the whole damn galaxy!
- Throw the Dog a Bone: One of the less effective (and thus, rarely used) Tyranid units gets to kill a couple of Guardsmen during the BEHEMOTH finale, which makes it feel rather validated as a result.
- Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: When these guys show up, there are very little laughs to be found. Even the daemons are treated as a lesser horror in comparison to these guys.
Mephet'ran the Deceiver, the Jackal God
The C'Tan known as the Deceiver, one of the most powerful among them all and definitely the most clever. Even in his weakened form he continues to plot and scheme behind the scenes, but it's become clear to him that current events call for drastic measures.
- Alien Geometries: Speaking to him requires unfolding what may be one of his shards, an unfolding cube that seemingly contains an entire dimension in itself.
- Animation Bump: He's a lot more animated than most other characters, with his model (especially the tendrils on his back) bouncing, twisting, distorting with his movements. It fits well with his nature as an Eldritch Abomination.
- The Chessmaster: And one of the best at that. Even today he's not afraid to throw his own plans into the growing pile, coordinating the perfect moment to eliminate one of the biggest perceived threats he knows.
- Darkest Hour: He considers the current galactic situation to be at its most grimdark.Deceiver: State of affairs is actually what amounts to a collection of rocks desperately clawing their inanimate ears out as the organic shriek-machines are pulling them all STRAIGHT down the End Times pit. [...] Shit is flying left, right, up, down, nobody knows what the fuck is happening, but on, and on, AND ON they keep wailing their song of mutual destruction! 'Heretic!', 'Savage!', 'Upstart!', 'Lapdog!', 'LET ME EAT YOUR SPINE!', GAAAAAARGH! SHUT THE FUCK UP TAHRIL! You're part of the problem!
- Electronic Speech Impediment: When unpacked to speak with him, he "coughs" like a broken record and needs to clear his nonexistent throat before continuing.
- Go-Karting with Bowser: According to Tzeentch, he plays children's card games with Tzeentch, the Laughing God, and the Emperor regularly.
- Ice-Cream Koan: Not quite koans, but he has a certain flowery, metaphor-choked way of speaking that can get confusing. He's thankfully aware enough of the current problem's seriousness to clarify if pushed.
- Leitmotif: The Deceiver has his own theme song in the form of the Jackal God.
- Mood-Swinger: To the point the show's Limited Animation deigned to give him actual facial expressions. In one conversation he quickly swings between Affably Evil smarm, annoyance brought from superiority and pure, frustrated anger back and forth.
- No-Nonsense Nemesis: To Kaldor Draigo, even if the latter is probably not aware of it. The threat of his return is the only thing that'll get him off his trollish jokes and godly smugness, and he makes sure to be as clear as possible that he's not fucking around this time.Tahril: You know, you're saying a lot without saying much... so, you're planning on killing Kaldor Draigo?Deceiver: He cannot be allowed entrance to the materium again! No way! It CANNOT happen! It would spell DISASTER for my galaxy, Tahril! His screams will overpower ALL! Do you hear me Tahril!? LISTEN HERE, YOU KNIFE-EARED LITTLE SHIT! KALDOR DRAIGO MUST. BE. STOPPED!
- Pragmatic Villainy: He wants to prevent destruction for the galaxy, but not for altruistic reasons.
- Suddenly SHOUTING!: As part of his Mood-Swinger trait, he will be talking smoothly one moment and THEN SHOUTING AT THE TOP OF HIS NON-EXISTENT LUNGS! the next, in order to gets points across.
- Troll: Perhaps the biggest in the galaxy. He's screwed over his fellow C'Tan before and had a mighty good laugh about it, and even when speaking with his subordinates he's not above jerking them around.
- Wild Card: He's not really on anyone's side except his, which he claims is the side of "his" galaxy as a whole. Tellingly, while everyone else's plans are in favor of their own side or against another, his own is almost entirely perpendicular to any of their goals, and its purpose is to protect the entire galaxy from and eliminate Kaldor Draigo, who he believes would end up destroying it.