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  • Ascended Fanon: A mod was made for Total War: Medieval that changed everything into a Warhammer setting. Now there’s a canon Warhammer version of the series.
  • Ascended Meme: In Total War: Warhammer I AI recruitment was occasionally a bit dodgy before a number of patches somewhat alleviated the issue. This led to armies having odd compositions, like being completely filled with artillery units. One infamous example was Surthu Ek,the faction leader of the Norscan tribe Varg who often led an army completely filled with Chaos Chariot units. This gained him an infamous reputation among the player base due to the AI's ability to micro chariots to devastating effects, leading some to call him the "True Everchosen" just because of how much of a pain he was to deal with. This meme was acknowledged by CA with the latest patch that came along with the Norsca Race Pack, having him start with a chariot mount right off the bat.
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  • Actor Allusion: Richard Ridings is once again in a game that involves underground realms, only this time he is playing as the good guys.
  • Dummied Out:
    • Isabella Von Carstein was set to appear in the base game (she was later added in a FLC) going by some unused files.
    • To many fans' displeasure, a voice clip belonging to none other then Gortek and Felix was found in the games files, implying they were originally going to appear in some form.
  • Executive Meddling:
    • One of the reasons why Chaos was made a preorder DLC was the fact SEGA forced Creative Assembly to ever make Chaos a preorder incentive, or have them in the game as an unplayable "boss" faction, with much less units. CA choose the lesser of two evils.
    • Because of Games Workshop strict (and often times unreasonable) stance on copyright, modding tools were severely limited, and were originally not going to be in the game at all.
  • Fan Nickname:
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    • Many fans prefer to call the game Total Warhammer rather than Total War: Warhammer, and even ask why it isn't the former. Another popular one is Warhammer Fantasy Battles: Official Ninth Edition.
    • A less popular one true to the Orcs is Total Waagh!!
    • The fandom has taken a liking to referring Manfred von Carstein as "Mannlet von Carstein".
    • Another popular one, this time for Vlad von Carstein is "Vlad the Dad" or "Vladdy dad"
    • Sarthorael the Ever-Watcher is fondly known as "Big Bird" or "Warp Chicken".
    • Orion, the King in the Woods, is often jokingly referred to as "Mel Gibson" due to his perceived resemblance to the actor.
    • Volkmar's War Altar is often refered to as "The Pimp Wagon" due to how outrageously luxurious it looks for something that is supposed to be brought into war.
  • I Knew It!: Many fans had been guessing for years about the possibility of a Total War: Warhammer game, and the speculation ramped up even more when Creative Assembly announced a partnership with Games Workshop to produce a title from one of there IP'S. To no ones surprise (as it was leaked in an artbook months before.) this IP turned out to be Warhammer Fantasy.
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  • Meme Acknowledgement: From the greater Total War series, the phase "shameful display" pops up in a few places, though nowhere near as in your face with it as Rome 2 was. Of particular note is when an Orc faction sues for peace, which will occasionally lead to the Warboss grumbling, "Peace, a shameful display it is."
  • No Campaign for the Wicked: This was almost played straight. The Warriors of Chaos were originally intended as a Non-Player Character faction, intended to be used as a deliberately overpowered "boss" faction that would sweep down from the Chaos Wastes mid-game. While they still have that role in the game, Creative Assembly originally did not intend to make a playable campaign for them, as that would require marginally more assets to implement than they were prepared to commit to. Still, with Chaos being one of the most popular factions in the tabletop game, there was enough will do it within the studio that they decided to go ahead with it if pre-order sales were strong enough that they could justify the extra expense, and to hedge the bet they made the Chaos Warriors campaign a pre-order bonus or paid DLC for those who did not. The optics of this were not entirely appealing to the community. The backlash was so severe that it motivated them to include the campaign for everyone who bought it in the first week, not just those who pre-ordered it.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Originally, the "office" system for the Empire and Wood Elves was going to be available for all factions, but was presumably cut to make the two above factions more unique.
    • Black Orc Immortulz were going to be in the game originally, as Grimgor's skill sheet shows an unused trait that increases the Immortulz unit size, and were mentioned as units in earlier alpha footage.
    • An early model for Tzeentch Horrors, horrid lesser Daemons of the Chaos God, were shown in an early promotional screen (showing the various skeleton rigs of units), but are absent from the base game.
    • A screenshot depicting the in-game render of the Chaos Dragon is labelled as "Galrauch", which fans of the tabletop would know as the progenitor of the horrid beasts, exists, implying he was planned to appear in the game. Along with the above, instead of Chaos Undivided represented in-game, it seems CA was going to go with Tzeentch as the main Chaos faction.
  • The Wiki Rule: The Total War: Warhammer Wiki.
  • Word of God: Besides confirming the "full horrors of Chaos would be represented eventually" Creative Assembly has revealed, that the adviser and the corrupted Light Wizard in the trailer are not the same person.
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