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Inspiration Comes in Ceramite Armor by lonefirewarrior Inspiration Comes in Ceramite Armor by lonefirewarrior
Your mistake is seeing the Emperor's most faithful as military hardware and zealots...

After seeing the phenomenal work 343 Industries has done with Halo 4, I couldn't help but wish Games Workshop tried harder to make their own super soldiers seem like the best/worst mankind had to offer in almost every way to the normal dudes instead of just crazy religious assholes with big guns and chainsaws. I don't mean make them heroic or some dumb shit like that, but just really push what it means to be a Space Marine or a member of another highly regarded/well known group in the eyes of a normal human who may or may not think highly of them. Some may think of them as heroes based of things they've seen or heard, some otherwise because of course a lot of the SMs and Sisters really are crazy religious assholes who pretty much are inhuman. The point is I'd like to see more dialogue from the normal people in the 40K universe about the universe's most iconic figures and what they feel, despite whether they're wrong or right. For the love of god, don't take any of this as me saying I want 40K to not be grimdark because that's definitely not the case.

Seriously, how amazing would it be to see something like this with a Warhammer 40k twist? [link]

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DatMine Feb 21, 2014  Professional Artist
SPEC MAHRINEZ
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lonefirewarrior Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
STEEL REHN
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DatMine Feb 22, 2014  Professional Artist
WE WIL DECEND UPON DA FOES
WE WIL OVERWELM DEM
WE WL LEAV NON ALIV!!!!
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:icontulsatrash:
That would be pretty cool.
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lonefirewarrior Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It would.
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:icontrafalgarsquare:
Back again!  I also recommend Wrath of Iron.  Again, it's Space Marines and Imperial Guard...but this chapter isn't the Ultramarines.  This novel is even harsher than Fall of Damnos.
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:icontrafalgarsquare:

You would also do well to read the Ciaphas Cain novels.  Cain is a Commissar who takes a distinctly dim view of Space Marines and Sisters of Battle.  The only title I can remember off the top of my head is Hero of the Imperium.

They're fast, easy reads and quite funny.

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lonefirewarrior Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But he's not normal. He's so filled with incredible main character bullshit he's basically on the same level of any Space Marine.
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:icontrafalgarsquare:
Read the novel Fall of Damnos.  It presents Ultramarines fighting alongside ordinary grunts.  Interestingly, as individual Space Marines gain respect for the mere, lowly humans, the Marines' own hero increasingly comes across as vain. 
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lonefirewarrior Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds interesting.
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