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Honestly a movie about an Inquisitor looking into mysterious disappearances around an imperial base could be hot.

Hell, an Inquisitor movie could be perfect for a screen adaption.

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Voss wrote:
 XeonDragon wrote:
I'm going to ignore points 2 and 3 say pre-fall Eldar. The reason why is a good movie (or two) that explains the schisms that led to birth of Slaneesh sets up future movies well.


Hard disagree. This is the sort of trivia that the general audience won't give a dead rat carcass about and the 'dedicated fans' will only want to argue with you about. Its lose-lose.
It doesn't inform future movies at all- its too distant, too alien and too horrifying. Its also irrelevant to any real plot of a 90-120 minute movie you'd care to make set in <current 40k timeline>

You want something to draw audiences in and give them something to connect with. Which, with 40k, is actually hard without ignoring the source material with a wink and a nod.
The familiar factions are... unsympathetic, and most of the rest are worse. And also don't really present the sort of side stories and B plots that sell people on movies (things that provide emotional investment).


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An Eisenhorn type story is probably best. Particularly if it focuses on a team of Inquisitorial henchman so you can have emotional bonds and conflicts. Pick a secret enemy and run with it.


Actually I think the tale of the Fall can be done. It's basically the tale of the fall of Atlantis or the fall of Rome. They are making a series out of Asimov's Foundation series so I think a similar thing could be done with the Eldar Fall, such as first establishing the height of their empire and then over time showing it becoming more decadent and violent, with the eventual breakdown of all civil order. There is even an example of that given in the novel Asurmen of basically Roller Ball degeneration of a ball game from scoring points to being about injuring and killing the opposing team.

As society collapses, you have the back to nature hippies, the high tech ark survivors, the watch the world burn hedonists and some time could be spent on each of their viewpoints or philosophies as they struggle to escape and survive in their own unique ways, both in the chaos preceding the actual Fall and the Mad Max like aftermath. The ending could be different characters in the now different factions looking back on a changed universe.

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 Gnarlly wrote:
Space Marines and Orks. Straight up action movie like the recent Mad Max. Save Eldar for the sequel. Guard vs Tyranids has been done before (Aliens).


Actually I think Guard vs Tyranids is better shown by the mediocre first Starship Troopers movie (the original book is soooo much better). Alien & Aliens seem more like Kill Teams mission reports in movie format. =)

But imo the theoretical movie would have to be about or focus on Space Marines, unfortunately probably Ultramarines. Flagship miniature line for GW, too popular not to use.

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 some bloke wrote:
 lord_blackfang wrote:
In-universe documentary on Vespid mating habits for Tau children.


I can imagine a tau ethereal having a voice like David Attenborough!


I was thinking of him narrating a Planet Earth or Empire of the Ants-like documentary on a Tyranid swarm.

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Battle for Macragge easily. It's one of my favorite 40k battles. It's got it all. A great mystery including the Inquisition. Introducing two important factions. Both battle in space and battle on the ground. Desperate holdouts on both fronts. Great tragedy with the loss of all the Ultramarines veterans. Noble sacrifices, particularly from the Imperial navy hero. With heroes like Kryptman and Calgar at the forefront it's all you need. I guess the big problem with it is that it's not really "modern" 40k anymore. It lacks the primaris, Rowboat Guildman and the new realm of ultramar. Still it fits as both a space war movie, a sci-fi movie and as an introduction to 40k. It introduces the Tyranids neatly (since it's the first large scale encounter with them) and focuses on the poster boys, the Ultramarines.

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I was thinking of the battle of Helsreach in Armageddon 3. Orks vs Imperials (guard and navy) with some Space Marines as the poster boys (and more 40k recognisable).
   
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"Historical" drama about a Sister going into battle. As they prepare to fight, roll out, and start combat, the various scenes from her life cut in, in a 'how did we get here' style.

It has action, character development, shows a picture of the greater universe, has both the potential for some fan service, while also allowing empowering themes, and so on.
   
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 tauist wrote:
I woudln't be interested in making any movie which was bound to your requirements. I dont really like lo-bro mass-appeal Hollywood dross.

Like I said, it doesn't have to be a mass-appeal movie; it just has to turn a profit. The higher your budget, the more mass appeal it must have. But if you stick to a low budget, you can make a lore-heavy, R-rated movie that has little appeal outside the 40k community, such as a horror film about the fall of the Eldar or a Marine squad fighting their way through grotesque daemons in a space hulk.


 Lord Clinto wrote:
Actually I think Guard vs Tyranids is better shown by the mediocre first Starship Troopers movie (the original book is soooo much better).

I haven't read the book, but from what I understand, the movie is not so much a poor adaptation of the book as Verhoeven's counterpoint to Heinlein. "Oh, you wrote a book that glorifies the military? Well, I'm going to adapt it into a dark comedy that satirizes military propaganda."

In this way, I think the Starship Troopers movie is indeed very 40k-ish. Fans who see the Imperium as a glorious institution (or even a necessary evil) are missing the point of Warhammer 40,000. The Imperium is a dystopian nightmare that holds humankind back and is only held together by ignorance and fear.


But imo the theoretical movie would have to be about or focus on Space Marines, unfortunately probably Ultramarines. Flagship miniature line for GW, too popular not to use.

As some have pointed out, I just don't think they make compelling protags, at least if you want your movie to be seen by more than just the 40k community. If you want them in a movie, I think they should have very limited screentime, but present a stark contrast with the protags by being shown to operate at a whole different level. E.g. the protags uncover some dormant threat (Necrons, daemons, a genestealer cult, etc.) and accidentally awaken it. They spend most of the movie just trying to survive and send a distress call as their numbers dwindle. In the 11th hour, a small Astartes squad arrives and almost effortlessly wipes out the threat that's been decimating the main cast. But the protags are not out of the woods: now they know too much and cannot be allowed to live! In the end, just a couple of the heroes manage to escape with their lives, perhaps by faking their own deaths.

This kind of plot allows you to follow relatable, human protagonists, while also emphasizing how small they are in the grand scheme of things. It also shows that the Marines are in a different league entirely... and be they allies or enemies, you pray you never have to cross paths with them. For most people of the Imperium, the Emperor's angels only exist to drop from the sky at a critical moment, deal with the threat with brutal efficiency, then move on.

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 Mmmpi wrote:
"Historical" drama about a Sister going into battle. As they prepare to fight, roll out, and start combat, the various scenes from her life cut in, in a 'how did we get here' style.
Or perhaps daemonifuge?
   
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An inquisitor investigating signs of a cult on a forge world, which turns out to be GSC, and takes them out with the help of a Deathwatch kill team.

You can have an introductory scene with the Inquisitor taking out a cult of Tzeentch (giving you an introduction to Chaos), along with her retinue. This includes a Psyker, who gets taken over and has to be shown the Emperor's mercy, but kick-starts the main plot by talking about a shadow in the warp over on <planet> before dying.

The Inquisitor, as the only survivor of the assault on the Tzeentchian cult, follows up the lead. She does some investigating on a seemingly-normal forge world, mainly speaking with the local Planetary Defence Force, but realises something's wrong.

In the second act, she tries to infiltrate the cult, but is unable to (unlike the chaos cults she's seen before, there's a genetic aspect to the GSC cults, so it was a losing proposition from the word go). She also hears from the PDF that there are rumours of dangerous, superhuman monsters who have been killing workers from the shadows. She agrees to aid the PDF in tracking them down and killing them.

It turns out that the 'monsters' were actually the Deathwatch kill team, and the PDF knew this, but were deliberately misleading the inquisitor because - surprise, surprise - they've been infected by the cult. This becomes apparent after a short battle, and the inquisitor gets captured by the kill team.

In the third act, the inquisitor has to convince the Deathwatch that she's not part of the cult. She and the Deathwatch end up working together to take out the GSC just as the uprising happens, culminating in her slaying the Patriarch in a duel as the Deathwatch hold off the rest of the cult.

After the battle, she's recuperating when she overhears the Deathwatch talking about their next mission - repelling the Aeldari from a strategic outpost. She demands to come with them, pointing out that while the Deathwatch are extremely skilled at fighting aliens, she has a lot of experience dealing with psykers. They agree to have her attend as a seconded support role.

This plot includes:

- Hints of Chaos, Eldar, and potentially other xenos tech for the Deathwatch.
- The chance to show off the GSC and, possibly, other Tyranid creatures.
- Marines in a major role, but still a human as the primary POV character.
- The possibility of battles with both human-style and more alien foes.

I would aim for a PG-13 rating, with the overall tone of the movie being similar to some of the darkest Marvel films to date. I think that there are plenty of tricks available to have the film show off the battles in the 40K universe while still maintaining an overall PG-13 rating.
   
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darkstar6783 wrote:
 Horla wrote:
Squats and only squats.


I would go to the theater & pay good money to see that!


Grindhouse Double Feature:

Squats - Biker Midgets from Mars

A 40K road movie by Robert Rodriguez

&

SOB - Nuns with Guns

A 40K foot fetish movie by Quentin Tarantino
   
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An Inquisitor has gathered a five strong unit of Guard vets, a pair of marines and a trio of Sisters; these protagonists provide us with a rounded perspective on the Imperium.

I figure the enemy is Chaos, and the Central mission of the team is related to the fall of Cadia and the birth of the rift- maybe they help evacuate some key players, or carry an important message.
   
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-Guardsman- wrote:
I haven't read the book, but from what I understand, the movie is not so much a poor adaptation of the book as Verhoeven's counterpoint to Heinlein. "Oh, you wrote a book that glorifies the military? Well, I'm going to adapt it into a dark comedy that satirizes military propaganda."

In this way, I think the Starship Troopers movie is indeed very 40k-ish. Fans who see the Imperium as a glorious institution (or even a necessary evil) are missing the point of Warhammer 40,000. The Imperium is a dystopian nightmare that holds humankind back and is only held together by ignorance and fear.


The movie originally had nothing to do with the book, and was tied in after someone at the studio noticed similarities, so yeah it's a very different work. The book is also not nearly as pro-military (let alone pro-fascism) as it is often made out to be. Frankly, a lot of the common criticisms I read of it make me think the critic didn't actually read the book; they always focus on issues of military service that are directly addressed in the text by blatant author stand-ins, but don't mention all that weird stuff about how Western democracy collapsed because we didn't spank kids enough. The book and movie share a name and both feature space bugs, and that's about it.

Leaving the book aside, I'd agree that the movie is pretty spot-on for the 40K Imperium. The campiness is maybe a little more 90s 40K than modern 40K (which, IMO, is dangerously close to being unironic), but the straight-faced dystopian jingoism is spot-on.

My ideal 40K movie would probably be something based on bringing Tau and Guard together. Maybe an Enemy Mine sort of situation. My thinking is that the Tau, with their relatively naive and reasonable perspective on things, have a more relatable mindset to a general audience than the nuttery of the Imperium. So it'd be a fun juxtaposition to have humans that are ultra-fascist and dogmatic, and aliens that are more 'normal'. Maybe they can fight 'Nids together or something.
   
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Protagonist is a T'au Water caste diplomat/merchant from the Farsight Enclaves trying to open trade relations with a human world.

First 20-30 minutes build up the barbarity of the Imperium in how it's talked about by the multi species T'au characters, (T'au, Kroot, even some humans.) without showing it, or mentioning that it's the human empire.

When they arrive and we see the gothic horror of the Imperium of Man; it's a shock to any new viewers that "The Imperium" is humanity.

The water caste merchant makes contact with a noble, gets close to working out a deal, and then the noble get's discovered by the inquisition.

Bit of cat and mouse with the inquisitor trying to trap the xenos team, culminating in a running gunfight with a veteran firewarrior and a Gue'vesa fighting a valiant rearguard action supported by hordes of drones.

Movie ends with one of them regaining consciousness on the Inquistor's interrogation table.


Imperial Guard - 1000 GSC - 200  
   
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I don't think 40k has the kind of mass-market appeal the OP thinks it has. My suspicion is that any big-budget 40k movie made IRL would be a flop just due to how unknown the setting is in many parts of the world (read: China) and how any changes made to make it audience friendly would piss off the fans and create negative buzz. 'Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie' only made $225,205 domestically and there's no way it didn't have a budget of at least a million dollars. That said, I'd go balls out. Make a Transformers-style billion-dollar summer smash.

Make your hero a nobody from what is essentially planet USA, a place that has no trace of Imperium rule until a starship shows up in orbit. I'd probably have the main character be a teenager with untapped psychic potential as a reason why anybody pays attention to him (also to give as many audience members as possible a self-insert character). Maybe he's even one of the only people who knows what's going on and gets drafted into things as a source of intelligence.

What you do from there can go many ways but the movie is going to feature Space Marines because that's as mass appeal as 40k gets. Feature a gruff by fair squad tactical squad sergeant, an eager to prove himself scout, a no-kill like overkill heavy weapons specialist, and a very straight man Dreadnought for them to play off of. I'd also feature Chaos as the main antagonists, not CSM, but cultists and summoned daemons with a greater daemon as the big finale.

The end of movie or post-credits scene would reveal Orks stirring in a dessert somewhere their spores brought to the planet by one the ship sent to save them.

If you can make it look good enough you might just get butts in seats.
   
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Wow, just thinking right now with stuff I've learned over the past years... and I see why a 40k movie for the masses is difficult. You need a protagonist that the audience can relate to, one that can be explained what's going so that the audience is taught about the universe at the same time as character, and one that you can cheer for (in some way) even once you get into some of the stuff that makes the 40k universe an awful universe to exist in.


To that end, I think you need to focus on someone getting inducted into the Space Marines or the Inquisition from a world that does not yet know "the light of the Imperial Truth". Have it be set on an earth-like world, just with some hints as to things not being quite earth-like. A "Voodoo Seer" who claims to be psychic is having all sorts of strange visions and going insane, and the protagonist is having flashes of these things too (as they are, unknowingly, a latent psyker). While the protagonist is trying to survive an attack by the Voodoo Seer, the Seer transforms into a Daemon, but the protagonist gets saved by an Inquisitor who was hunting his Daemon. The Inquisitor recognizes potential in the protagonist and brings them along to finish hunting it ("we've only destroyed it for now; now we have to get its true name and trap it within some object that it can't escape from"), which allows us to leave that planet and go somewhere fantastic.

As we go, though, what at first seems like an escape into a better life reveals itself to be just one giant nightmare. The universe is far more vast and terrifying than our protagonist thought it would be, making them wish they could return to a time before this terrible knowledge. The finale of the movie is the daemon offering to undo the terrors they have seen and return them home, but the protagonist rejects this, banishes the daemon forever, and picks up the title of the slain Inquisitor - in effect sacrificing the life they had for the continued survival of humanity. Fly into the Eye of Terror, roll credit.

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 Gnarlly wrote:
Space Marines and Orks. Straight up action movie like the recent Mad Max. Save Eldar for the sequel. Guard vs Tyranids has been done before (Aliens).

I would basically do this but with guard instead of marines. Way more relatable imo. But at the end I'd have the space marines come to save the day. It's kind of cliche but it would look great on screen. In space, the Navy is getting overwhelmed, and an incoming warp jump is detected, scaring the admiral into thinking more ork ships are coming. The hole opens up and slowly out comes a Battle Barge (intense music starts at this point) The Dark Angels have arrived! The Master hijacks all communication channels somehow and begins to deliver an awesome speech as more and more marine vessels, strike cruisers, and Imperial Navy reinforcements arrive. Shortly after appearing and blowing up some ork cruiser with its bombardment cannons, the drop pods start launching.

On the ground, gak is helpless everywhere. Guardsmen are in trenches, bunkers, buildings, all closely listening in on their vox caster: "Warriors of Golgotha*, this is Master Seraphiel of the Dark Angel's Chapter of the Emperor's finest!..." Some of these dudes didn't believe the Astartes even existed. The fighting seems to stop as everybody looks upward watching like millions of drop pods screaming down into the earth all while the Master continues his badass speech. Guardsmen are cheering, civilians are weeping, the badass lord general stands on the balcony with a smile on his face. Their request for aid has been answered - "We have heard, and we have answered your call to war, for the xenos scum have trespassed unto the Emperor's realm..." The speech has to make viewers proud to be human and make them wish aliens would land on Earth so they can beat the gak out of them "On this day we stand with you: all the men and women who have fought and bled in defense of The Emperor's world. Side by side we shall punish the invaders for the sin of their existence and show them the error of challenging humanity's might. Let them know with no doubt that this world and the galaxy around it is The Emperor's claim and Mankind's birthright!..." Then the drop pods blast open and they start killing gak. Screen switches to the bridge of the Battle Barge and we see the Master end his speech as he knows that the orks are somehow listening in: "...So heed you doom, aliens. For the Angels of Death have come for you!"

*Couldnt think of another name for a planet. But aslong as the speech is heart felt and epic itll do. I envision the speech to be super important

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But it's all a cover, they're actually searching for the fallen and decide the planet needs to be exterminatus.....


Or better yet it was all a carefully orchestrated ploy by some dumbass interrogator chaplain who turned to chaos, I mean was chaos from the get go like all the rest of the 1st.....
   
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I would do the Wars of Armageddon, with Yarrik as the main character. This would allow the movie to show off multiple space marine chapters, the imperial guard, titans and orks, among them big names like Thrakka, Dante and Helbrecht.

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I imagine a teaser/trailer which starts like this:

(dark voice, grimdark music) "It is the 41st millenium. The imperium is at war..."

-You see space. Planets with explosions on them. Maybe exterminatus.-

"The forces of the imperium fight a seemlessly futile war on every front. The mightiest champions of the emperor, the space marines are a beacon of hope..."

-You see some ultramarines doing heroic gak-

"Then there are the mighy titans of war..."

-You see some titans doing heroic gak-

"And the near endless forces of the imperial guard, each one a hero on his own"

-You see imperial guardsman doing not so heroic but still heroic stuff-

"And then... there is me."

(The music changes to something comically pleasant, you see a handsome guy in commissar's attire holding a cup of tea, while a filthy valhallan approaches with a teapot)

Jurgen: "Tea, Sir?"
Ciaphas Cain: "Yes, thank you my dear friend"

-Jurgen refills the teacup, Cain takes a sip of tea-


Something like this would get me more hyped than any starship troopers / Alien -ripoff.

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A.T. wrote:
 Mmmpi wrote:
"Historical" drama about a Sister going into battle. As they prepare to fight, roll out, and start combat, the various scenes from her life cut in, in a 'how did we get here' style.
Or perhaps daemonifuge?


Maybe. "Armed shrine maiden" I think is an easier concept for non-fans to grasp though.
   
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 vict0988 wrote:
A Ryan Reynolds Necron comedy with slapstick humour. Use the purge of a planet as a joke.


You joke, but there is the BL book "The Infinite and The Divine". It's about a millennium long game of Tom and Jerry between Trazyn the Infinite and Orikan the Diviner. And It does have quite a bit of slapstick humor between the two. Ryan Reynolds would be great as Trazyn.
   
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Imperial Guard versus Lost and the Damned, or Tau, or Tyranids.

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Text on a blank screen reads "In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war." cut to scene.

Guard fortification under attack by Orks. First we see the guard in their firing lines and trenches, get some bombers doing strikes overhead, firmly establish that this is both sci-fi and WW1. There is (wildly inaccurate) return fire, but we initially don't see what they are shooting at.

Then the ork charge hits the defense line. Boyz take horrid injuries and casualties but begin to overrun the trenches with manic glee. Guardsmen start to flee only to be shot by a Commissar. Nobs with power klaws start literally tearing chunks out of a bunker. Ork vehicles hit the line, running over troops from both sides and delivering more infantry to the battle even as they crash and burn, while kanz do their thing. It is firmly established how ludicrously violent everything is. View shifts back to the tank line where vox-hailers report appalling casualty rates as if it's a partly-cloudy weather forecast to commanders who accept it without comment. Someone orders reinforcements to advance and chimera transports roll in to deliver more troops to the grinder as the view zooms out and it is seen to just be one tiny part of an immense battlefield.

The zooming out continues to the point of looking down at the planet from orbit. It is clearly identified as not being earth due to different continent shapes, different number of moons, whatever. Pricks of light can be seen elsewhere on the planet as orbital bombardments occur. Then a point in space sees a distortion, crackles of off-colored light, and a burst of eldritch energy as a space marine battle cruiser warps into orbit.

End trailer.
   
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Despite it being some of my least favourite genres I'd make it a thriller/horror movie that scales back the scope quite a bit. No grand galactic battles but an intimate look of life on an average imperial world. Bleak, dystopian and seemingly hopeless. An average investigator/low ranking inquisitor investigating disturbances in the underhives, that eventually turn out to be a GSC/Chaos Cult.
Keeps the protagonist somewhat relatable since the scope isn't so large and the truly weirdness of the setting only builds up slowly. That way it ca be fun for both people familiar with the setting and a nice generic horror/thriller Sci-fi for others.
   
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 NinthMusketeer wrote:
Text on a blank screen reads "In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war." cut to scene.

Guard fortification under attack by Orks. First we see the guard in their firing lines and trenches, get some bombers doing strikes overhead, firmly establish that this is both sci-fi and WW1. There is (wildly inaccurate) return fire, but we initially don't see what they are shooting at.

Then the ork charge hits the defense line. Boyz take horrid injuries and casualties but begin to overrun the trenches with manic glee. Guardsmen start to flee only to be shot by a Commissar. Nobs with power klaws start literally tearing chunks out of a bunker. Ork vehicles hit the line, running over troops from both sides and delivering more infantry to the battle even as they crash and burn, while kanz do their thing. It is firmly established how ludicrously violent everything is. View shifts back to the tank line where vox-hailers report appalling casualty rates as if it's a partly-cloudy weather forecast to commanders who accept it without comment. Someone orders reinforcements to advance and chimera transports roll in to deliver more troops to the grinder as the view zooms out and it is seen to just be one tiny part of an immense battlefield.

The zooming out continues to the point of looking down at the planet from orbit. It is clearly identified as not being earth due to different continent shapes, different number of moons, whatever. Pricks of light can be seen elsewhere on the planet as orbital bombardments occur. Then a point in space sees a distortion, crackles of off-colored light, and a burst of eldritch energy as a space marine battle cruiser warps into orbit.

End trailer.


I can see it in my head. Awesome.

Earth is not flat
Vaccines work
We've been to the moon
Climate change is real
Chemtrails aren't a thing
Evolution is a fact
Orks are not a melee army
Stand up for science!
 
   
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Deranged Necron Destroyer






Oldcron necrontyr getting tricked into biotransferrance. Epic long story about the decaying race, struggling into space, but too damaged by their star, then they encounter the Old Ones, prideful immortal jerks, the first war in heaven takes place, at their darkest moment, scientists discover and give form to the Nightbringer and Deceiver, the war turns, then the Kork and Edward appear, known creations of their for. Theres debates and such the Deceiver cutting his deal, the Necrontyr are lined up and marched into black Monolith like portals, green glow overwhelms the screen, turning into the glow of a Warrior's eyes, the horror of being trapped inside is revealed as the tomb is awakened by some guardsman and everything wakes up.

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