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  • The meme. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The explanation behind the meme, if necessary.[[/labelnote]] Explanation 
    • Further mutations and successor memes, if any.

See also: If the Emperor Had a Text-to-Speech Device, which is a source of many of its own memes that have overlapped in the main Warhammer 40000 fandom.

  • In the grimdark future of the grimdark grimdark, there is only grimdark. Explanation 
    • In the Space Marine future of the Space marine, there is only Space Marine. Explanation 
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    • "Grimdark" managed to escape into common use. As is common in these cases, the irony was lost and it refers to nihilistic ultraviolent stories and crapsack settings with hardly any truly good characters, usually in SF or fantasy, played totally straight instead of deliberately over the top or for Gallows Humor.
  • " HERESY!" *BLAM* Explanation 
    • In general, Commissars are well-"loved" by fans as trigger-happy Bad Bosses serving as a perfect shorthand for the Imperial Guard's harshest aspects in some Black Comedy manner.
    • Oops, sorry sir!Explanation 
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  • "DRIVE ME CLOSER! I WANT TO HIT THEM WITH MY SWORD!" Explanation 
  • The Imperial Guard: fighting alien monsters with flashlights and t-shirts. Explanation 
    • Standard issue adamantium balls. Explanation 
  • WRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!! Explanation 
    • Za Warudo! Explanation 
  • "I DO COCAAAAAIIINEE!" Explanation 
    • "DOOMRIDER! NA! NA! NA!"
  • DA RED WUNS GO FASTA, YA GITZ?! Explanation 
    • "Purple is da sneekyest!" Explanation 
    • WAAAAAAAGGGGHHHH! Explanation 
      • 'ERE WE GO, 'ERE WE GO, 'ERE WE GO! Explanation 
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    • MORE DAKKA Explanation 
  • Dawn of War:
    • METAHL BAWKSES!Explanation 
    • "SPESS MEHREENS, TODEH THE ENEMEH IS AT OUR DOAR! WE KNOW OUR DUTEH AND WE WILL DO EET!" Explanation 
      • SPESS MEHREENS WE HEEV FEHLED THE EMPRAH
    • Vance Motherfucking Stubbs, who "lost" 100 Baneblades and still won the Kaurava campaign. Explanation 
    • SINDRIII!!! Explanation 
    • WE CAPTURED IT FOR KAY-OSS! Explanation 
    • BLOODY MAGPIES! Explanation 
      • The Blood Raven graciously accept this gift. Explanation 
    • The Inquisitor has many... 'questions', to ask.
    • Mister Nailbrain's classic Ork Flash Git accessory, known as the 'gitfinda' has been subject to this.
    • Slowly, but surely, Lord Araghast's badass boast is being turned into this. From outright parody to him just opening up with 'X, HEAR ME! I AM ARAGHAST THE PILLAGER' while talking about things like the Lord Inquisitor to the new Black Templar codex. Listen for yourself.
    • Diomedes is now the spiritual successor of Boreale due to hammy speech patterns and pronunciations.
    • From Retribution's second campaign mission as the Space Marines: IT IS THE BAAAAAANEBLAAAADE!
    • Noise Marines Dubstep!
      • '"THIS QUIET OFFENDS SLANEESH! THINGS SHALL GET LOUD NOW!!!"'
    • "X is for the weak!", replacing X with "Sanity", "Subtlety", "Sleep" etc.
    • Witness your doom! Explanation 
    • You have Chaplain Diomedes! Explanation 
    • Jumping Terminators Explanation 
  • Squad Broken! Explanation 
  • The Dark Angels loudly insisting they are absolutely and completely loyal to the Emperor and hiding nothing. Explanation 
  • Lucius the Eternal will penetrate the rear armour of anything with his Rod Lash of Torment. OH YEAH!!
  • The Salamanders getting just about any jokes involving African-American stereotypes applied to them. Or just pyromania.Explanation 
  • Kharn is a hell of a guy. Explanation 
    • IT'S MY DAY OFF Explanation 
    • I'M THE NEW COMMISSAR NOW Explanation 
    • I WAS TRYING TO DRAW A DUCK Explanation 
    • KHARNE LOEV KITTEN Explanation 
      • KITTEN LOEV KHARNE
  • Macha, the ever-virgin Explanation 
  • Also from /tg/, we have the Fan Nickname of referring to Fabius Bile as "Fabulous Bill."
  • ANGRY MARINES!!! ALWAYS ANGRY! ALL THE TIME! Explanation 
  • ALL HAIL CIAPHAS CAIN, HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!!! Explanation 
  • X FOR THE X GOD!! Y FOR THE Y THRONE!! Explanation 
  • OMNOMNOMNOM!!! Explanation 
  • Squats should be brought ba... Explanation 
  • "I move and shoot." Explanation 
    • OH COME ON.
  • So there I was, editing TV Tropes articles, when I hear this weird noise, like a distant rumbling sound. Glancing around the room, I deduced it was coming from behind my monitor. I stood up, walked around my desk to get a better view, when suddenly a frakking Baneblade roars out from behind the monitor, crushed my chair, and gunned down my entire Tau army on a nearby shelf. How the hell can a 300 ton tank sneak into my room? Must have taken some kind of tactical geni- CREEEEEEEEEEEEEEED! Explanation 
    • The Tyranid Swarmlord is able to outmaneuver none other than Marneus Calgar of the Ultramarines, with an instinctive cunning that borders on tactical gen-SCREEEEEEEEED! Explanation 
    • So, these Tzeentch cultists were about to perform the ritual sacrifice that would allow a demon prince to enter the world and plunge this planet screaming into the void. But then, a Baneblade emerged from the shadow cast by the main altar and began blowing holes in the walls, while Space Marines began emerging from behind the ornamental candelabra. And when the high priest tried to complete the sacrifice before the Space Marines could stop him, he discovered that a 100 foot tall battle cathedral had been hidden behind him without him realizing. How is this possi- CREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED!!!
  • Just as planned! Explanation 
  • Eldrad is a dick. Explanation 
  • Failbaddon the Despoiler is an incompetent fuckwit. Explanation 
    • Abaddon has no arms. Explanation 
  • TANKRED Explanation 
    • TWINS, THEY WERE. Explanation 
  • SPESS WOLVES, WE MAKE PLANETFALL IN OUR WOLFPODS AND OUR WOLFSHIPS IN THE NAME OF THE GREAT WOLF AND OUR WOLF LORDS WHAT WIELD WOLF CLAWS. FOR THE WOLFTIME! Explanation 
  • Once upon a time there was a Black And White Space Marine On A Black And White Bike... Explanation 
  • Thin! Your! PAINTS! Explanation 
    • This one is universal. "It started out as a halfling..."
    • Two thin coats.Explanation 
  • It was then that Hive Fleet Kraken recognized that its true spiritual liege was not the almighty Hive Mind, nor the Hive Tyrants that lorded over them, but Roboute Guilliman, Primarch of the Ultramarines. Explanation 
    • YOUR SPIRITUAL LIEGE Explanation 
  • Everyone is Alpharius. Explanation 
    • I'M ALPHARIUS! Explanation 
    • Roll to see if you're not Alpharius. Explanation 
    • No such Legion exists. Explanation 
  • "FOR THE GREATER [insert]!" Explanation 
    • "Yeah, we suck at close combat. It's a shame you'll never get there." Explanation 
    • Weeaboo Space CommunistsExplanation 
    • Space Pope Explanation 
  • GIT TO THE CHOPPA! Explanation 
  • CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORT Explanation 
    • PRAETOR ARMOURED ASSAULT LAUNCHERSExplanation 
    • Drive my CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORT closer, I want to hit them with my sword! Explanation 
  • Fucking Autarchs.
  • Pauldrons. Explanation 
  • Cultist-chan. Explanation 
    • Lolicron. Explanation 
  • Ultra Smurfs. Explanation 
    • "Soup-cookers"Explanation 
  • Chaos Champions have one of two outcomes in life. They may either ascend as a Daemon Prince, to rule unholy armies and worlds for eternity, or to become a Chaos Spawn, a mutated beast that...no, wait, I GHRHADIOSJNSLKDMAPKF! Explanation 
  • The PDF tried to respond but were killed to a man. Explanation 
  • Tomb Kings IN SPESS! Explanation 
  • You scored all the points but the Galactic Partidges won the battle. Explanation 
  • The 1st Membranes will kill you with mindbullets. Explanation 
  • Doombreed is GENGHIS MOTHERFUCKING KHAN and is on fire! Explanation 
  • You must forge a narrative! Explanation 
  • Yo dawg, I heard you like armor so I put armor in your armor so you can wear armor while you wear armor. Explanation 
  • Space Vampires Explanation 
  • The Emperasque approves of this.Explanation 
  • From a more meta standpoint, THIN YOUR PAINTS. note 
  • THIS IS MY FAPPING ARM Explanation 
  • I roll to Deny the Holocaust. Explanation 
  • Cadia stands! Explanation 
    • The planet broke before the Guard did. Explanation 
  • Gulliman's Eldar GirlfriendExplanation 
  • The Loyal 32. Explanation 
  • The Codex Astartes does not approve of this.Explanation 
    • SPACE BOOK SAYS THIS BAD!Explanation 
  • Fuck Erebus.Explanation 
  • Reset the Squat-Clock! Explanation 
  • Pathos Explanation 
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