Questions tagged [warhammer40k]

Warhammer 40,000 (aka Warhammer 40k) is a science fiction universe originally created for the corresponding table-top miniature game but has since had numerous other fictional works set in it.

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What is needed to be done to obtain the powers to become a Daemon Prince?

I have been reading about the subject in Warhammer 40k, and I have raised a series of questions about the "transformation" suffered by a devotee of Chaos to become a Daemon Prince. What are the ...
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Who is the actual “Warmaster”?

I am currently reading Horus Heresy where Horus starts being the "Warmaster". But I have been looking for information about who holds this title at the moment in the universe of Warhammer 40k and I ...
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What kind of tyranid is this?

Can anyone tell me what the huge tyranid in the background is?
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Are the Primarchs and Emperor Astartes?

So I'm fairly sure in "Virtues of the son" It makes reference to Sanguinius having two hearts. I'm not sure though. I know that the Adeptus Astartes have been augmented and have two hearts. I know ...
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Are all the Deathwatch members in hold of the Crux Terminatus?

The Deathwatch is collecting the best of the Imperium's Chapters and by the best I mean the top-most veterans of the Space Chapters. Are all the Deathwatch members in hold of the Crux Terminatus? ...
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The attitude of Eldar towards the Imperium

Why are do the Eldar feel so superior towards the Imperium? In various instances we are shown and told that a Space Marine is way stronger (raw strength) and close to the dexterity of an Eldar warrior....
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Proof that 40K inspirations in Chronicles of Riddick are intentional?

Is there any kind of direct mention anywhere, (like in an interview or something) or at least strong indirect evidence, that the striking similarities between aspects of The Chronicles of Riddick and ...
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What determines whether and how a person mutates in Warhammer 40K?

There seem to be two, perhaps three, sources of mutation in WH40K - one, of course, is the "influence of Chaos" and the other is, curious enough, the exposure to entirely mundane environmental hazards ...
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Do the Imperium know of Eldars history?

and if so, do they know to what extent they ruled the galaxy? I often wonder why Eldar have such an arogance and if the humans know of how long the Eldar have exsisted.
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What are the names of the Current Lords of Terra?

In the most current timeline of the W40k universe it is M42. Of the 12 Lords that are supposed to rule the Empire of Man I know only the name of one, Decius XXIII is Ecclesiarch of the Adeptus ...
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(40k) How does a Space Marine get into and out of his power armor?

How does a space marine get into his armor? I understand that the armor itself is separated into segments, such as the torso and pauldrons are separate and can be replaced when damaged. Is the armor ...
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Would the Imperium of Man fall if the Emperor finally died? [closed]

How long would Humans last without their golden child? Would they be able to recover from such a death.
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Is there evidence to suggest that the Emperor of Mankind is still in control of the Imperium?

There seem to be some inconsistencies in the Imperium's laws prior and post the Horus heresy, regarding religion: Prior: The Emperor was opposed to religion, instead he promoted a secular society. He ...
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The makeup of the Imperial fists pre M 42

In the book 'I am Slaughter', the author Dan Abnett describes the naming convention of companies and battle brothers inside of the Imperial Fists. Apparently the companies are named after the walls ...
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Alaric's impression in the first Grey Knights book

SPOILERS AHEAD AND IN COMMENTS In the first Grey Knights book written by Ben Counter why is Alaric so contempt on believing that Tancred's body could not be found - Alaric knew that it never would ...
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Discrepancy in the Imperium of Man's attitude towards STCs

Why are Standard Template Constructs (STCs) not considered heretical by the Imperium? An STC is a store of knowledge from the dark age of technology, that is operated by an artificially intelligent ...
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Is Horus Heresy the series that chronicles the oldest “lore” in Warhammer 40k?

I've heard some people call Horus Heresy warhammer 30k since it really happense before 40k. I was wondering if there are any books that talk about the story even before Horus Heresy. Basically, is ...
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To the best of the Imperium knowledge how many eldar currently exist?

I'd love to know if they have any idea on the numbers
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Can new titans or Space Marines still be produced in Warhammer 40k?

In general there are still quite a few forge worlds retaining this knowledge. If we're considering books as cannon material: In Titanicus don't they imply that they still produce some? If you have ...
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Why don't Sisters of Battle fall to chaos as Space Marines do?

I know both Sisters of Battle and Space Marines employ a lot of brainwashing and mental reconditioning to their recruits to assure loyalty to the Emperor and the Imperium, but there was only one ...
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Why did the Imperium lose all of its advanced technology?

I realise that after the Horus heresy, worlds were separated and could no longer communicate with each other. But why did advanced technology disappear?
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Can the Adepta Sororitas bear children?

I have read somewhere (forgot the source since it was some time ago) that the Adepta Sororitas menstruate normally. If this is true and my memory does not fail me, can they have children? Because it ...
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Could a lone Space Marine create its own chapter

Hey I'm new to the whole space marine chapters and was interested in making/creating my own chapter. Is it possible to make a chapter where a marine has been abandoned by his chapter in a war and goes ...
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Space Marines vs Imperial Guard

I am currently playing Dawn of War - Soulstorm and I am wondering why Space Marines of the Blood Ravens Chapter fight The 252nd Conservator Regiment of the Imperial Guard, since both Space Marines and ...
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Tomb Awakening time

Why did the Necrons not awake at same time during The Great Awakening? Some awoke decades before others, and some Tombs never awoke to begin with. If Awakening was more synchronized they could have ...
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When did Space Marines become more 'religious'

I know 10,000 years is obviously a long time, but the Emperor decreed he was not a God and many of the Loyalists legions upheld this belief, though some obviously worshipped him slightly in secret. In ...
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What kind of helmets are these?

I've been troubled by helmets recently. Namely, artwork of Horus leading the Sons of Horus into battle. The image shows all sorts of variations of space marine helmets ranging from the Mk4 helmet to ...
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Was Alexis Polux Chapter Master for longer than Dante?

Polux is said (on Lexicanum and 40k wiki admittedly) to have served for eight centuries as Chapter Master of the Crimson Fists. Although Dante is probably older at 1300+ years, I don't know who has ...
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In Warhammer 40000 are normal humans enhanced in any way?

In the Warhammer 40000 universe are the normal humans enhanced in any way, either genetically or through the use of technology, to ensure that their population can meet the demands of the Imperium? ...
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Who was the Primarch of the Blood Ravens?

I was playing Dawn of War 2 lately and I was wondering who the primarch of the blood ravens was?
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The use of Chaos weapons against Chaos

I have read in a comment that quote " There are some chapters that even use Chaos forged weapons against Chaos ", the comment is from this question . Wouldn't the chapters using such weapons be ...
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(40k Dark Angels) Are any loyalist Fallen still alive?

I know the hunt for the Fallen is a big part of Dark Angels lore, and I know that a number of Fallen Angels turned fully to Chaos and live full-time in the Warp, where they live forever agelessly. But ...
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Where was The Sigilite during the fight for Terra?

I'm wondering if anybody knows where The Sigilite was during the Fight for Terra. There is so much coming from Black Library in the past year and I just can't keep up anymore. Is there a book or an ...
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Has there been any sea battles in W40k?

Does the W40k lore/history contain any battles fought at sea (or under it)? I'm just wondering because I've never seen a sea-faring ship in W40k.
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What was the other 'Terra' system in Horus Rising?

I just finished my first 40k book, Horus Rising. The false Imperium, complete with 9 planets, yellow star, and Terra intrigued me. I was hoping that eventually some explanation would be provided: ...
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Orks and Chaos? What? 40K [closed]

So I was looking in the rules, and I saw that Chaos and Orks are Allies of Convenience. Does this have any canon backing? I mean, fluff-wise. Sorry.
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How tall would a Warhammer 40k Wraithknight be if it were real?

I have used Google quite a bit to try and find this answer. I've tried to scale the 9" model metric with some sort of consistency, but to no avail. Does anyone have any idea how big these bad boys ...
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Is the Old World connected to the 40k universe? [duplicate]

Is the End Times connected to 40k or is it a complete different story? Because the Old World is hardly High-Terra and the corruption that Archaon brought is not the purity of High-Terra.
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Does the Emperor have a name?

Does the God-Emperor of humanity have a name, or is he recalled only by his title? For example from what I have seen, he is called The Emperor, The Emperor of Humanity or The God-Emperor of Humanity. ...
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Are Tyranids the creation of humans?

The origins of the Tyranids are unknown to us. All we basically know that they arrived 741.M41 at the eastern end of our galaxy. I was discussing that point with an Warhammer40k-enthusiast quite a ...
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Are Space Marines capable of fighting underwater?

Are Space Marines (no matter the chapter) capable of fighting in a underwater environment? Any book or game is welcome as a source but not fanfiction.
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Does Eshrah ap Niht from Gaunt's Ghosts speak Middle English?

On planet Gereon Ghosts meet "partisans" that speak language other than Low Gothic. After a bit of concentration, Gaunt recalls that he was learning something similar in scholam Gaunt’s brow ...
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How often are Space Marine chapters deployed?

We know that the Imperial Guard is the meat shield of the Imperium and the main force. But how often are the chapters called, them being the elite of the Imperium. By deployment I mean from space ...
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What is the status of human slavery in the WH40K universe?

It's pretty wide question, which, for sure, contains innumerable sub-questions. For example, is it legal for planetary government to enslave distinguishable part of planet's population (not criminals!...
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What happens when Thousand Sons take battle damage?

I'm told when the sorcerer Ahriman tried to prevent the rest of his legion from succumbing to mutation, he unintentionally caused their bodies to disintegrate and their spirits to be trapped in empty ...
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Did Moties from CoDominium influence the Tau from WH40k?

Tau and Moties seem to share a suspiciously large amount of similarities, from their specialisation into 'careers' to the origin of being a technologically advanced civilisation isolated due to ...
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W40k book about Tyranids and astartes

I'm trying to find a specific W40k book. I remember reading a snippet in white dwarf a long time ago. It was from the perspective of imperial guard stationed on a farm planet and Tyranids were ...
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Is Machine Spirit simply Artificial Intelligence?

Adeptus Mechanicus religion is based on a dogma that every machine has its own spirit (either sent or part of the Machine God Omnissiah). But in the end those machines are exactly just that, so while ...
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Which of the Warhammer 40k races have allied with one another most often?

I know that permanent alliances in the WH40k universe are impossible, all races are too prejudiced, too proud, or just too mindless to achieve such an alliance. In the grim, dark future of the 41st ...
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Can a Space Marine remove their armor?

In Warhammer 40,000 the Space Marines wear the iconic power armor into battle. However, when not in action, or not expecting to be, are they able to remove their armor? I had thought that a space ...