- In Malleus, a space marine during the attack at the Triumph attempts to save a small child. He cradles it until he gets it out of the line of fire. Sadly, its subverted in that the child was a Alpha Plus psyker, and then it forces Eisenhorn to kill the marine. Its the idea that a marine would risk his own life to save one person out of millions is so unlike the tone of the story, which is thoroughly grimdark.
Heartwarming / Eisenhorn