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So I bought the getting started with 40k magazine so my wife could get an easy idea of what it's all about.

My nephew was around and started flicking through it. He got to the page with a showcase of some chaos space marines and asked "Are these the baddies?"

I took a deep breath, gritted my teeth and felt myself lie to him. "Yes. Those are the bad guys."

I know I should have told him the truth... Told him about the false emperor.

What would you have done?

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I would have burned him. Curiosity about the dark powers is the first step on the road to heresy


 
   
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At least he has yet to learn about Xenos scum.
   
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Dallas area, TX

Well, technically you didn't lie. Chaos Marines are one of the many baddies in 40K. So are regular Space Marines & all Imperials, Orks, Necrons, Nids, Tau and all other short sighted usurpers to the galaxy.

Only the Aeldari race knows what's best for the galaxy. Only their will is true and "good".

   
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You should sit him down and explain that when you disagree with someone it's easy to say "they are the bad guys". In reality there are no good guys or bad guys, just people with different points of view. Except for pinko Tau. Pinko Tau are always wrong and always the bad guys.
   
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Mississippi

That was a lie?

You need to report to your local Repentant booth, Citizen. Your ashes will be forwarded to your next of kin.

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Newcastle, OZ

Lie to them.

If you are comfortable with the lies about Sandy Claws and the tooth thief who comes in the night, then what's another lie about a made up creature?

I'm OVER 50 (and so far over everyone's BS, too).
Old enough to know better, young enough to not give a ****.

That is not dead which can eternal lie ...

... and yet, with strange aeons, even death may die.
 
   
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 Galef wrote:
Well, technically you didn't lie. Chaos Marines are one of the many baddies in 40K. So are regular Space Marines & all Imperials, Orks, Necrons, Nids, Tau and all other short sighted usurpers to the galaxy.

Only the Aeldari race knows what's best for the galaxy. Only their will is true and "good".

Sounds like filthy Xenos talk to me!
*BLAM*

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I think that you're lying to yourself OP.
   
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 kastelen wrote:
I think that you're lying to yourself OP.


False God I'd agree with, it's hard to call him a "False Emperor" when he actually made an Empire.
Just as amusing is the battlecry "Death to the False Emperor"
...he's a corpse...

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TarkinLarson wrote:
So I bought the getting started with 40k magazine so my wife could get an easy idea of what it's all about.

My nephew was around and started flicking through it. He got to the page with a showcase of some chaos space marines and asked "Are these the baddies?"

I took a deep breath, gritted my teeth and felt myself lie to him. "Yes. Those are the bad guys."

I know I should have told him the truth... Told him about the false emperor.

What would you have done?



Thank you. This is the best thread to appear on Dakka in months.
   
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Shooda jus kikked da weedy git inna gob an tolds im bout Mork an Gork.
   
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Ignorantia ne confessum esse.
   
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My nephew (3) called my Salamanders "bad guys". so i sat him down with the rulebook and we looked through it.

He saw Chaos Space Marines and said "these are bad guys",
I looked upon him with pride and thought this ones not a heretic.
   
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I mean what if the Russians love their children too, though.
   
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UK

You should of inducted him into the ways of the eight fold path, get a cute bunny and do some sacrifice.

Golden opportunity missed.
   
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Dorset, England

You should have definitely have told him they were the good guys!

I remember play Sid Meier's Gettysburg as a young lad and asked my Granddad "Which ones are the goodies Granddad?"

Having recently returned from a business trip in North Carolina, he of course said "Why the Confederacy, my boy".

And so began a love affair with the Southern USA which I have maintained off and on for my entire life!
   
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RNAS Rockall

Since

History is written by the Victors
and
Chaos hasn't won

Then

Chaos/Tyranids/Eldar/Necrons/Etc are the bad guys

Some people find the idea that other people can be happy offensive, and will prefer causing harm to self improvement.  
   
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oromocto

Well I guess it's just a lie of omission since the great 4 armed emperor is going to call the sky children to bring us all to ascension.

OR...

Good...Bad...I'm the guy with the gun... :-)
   
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preston

It sounds like you may have some heretical thoughts citizen, but dont worry we can cure them.
Please report to Commissariat Station 0-X14B for your compulsory interrogation and reeducation.

Free from GW's tyranny and the hobby is looking better for it
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Might have been a good time to teach him the greatest lesson in life. They are no good guys in war.

If we fail to anticipate the unforeseen or expect the unexpected in a universe of infinite possibilities, we may find ourselves at the mercy of anyone or anything that cannot be programmed, categorized or easily referenced.
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UK

One of the best things about the 40k setting is that there are no good guys.
It still draws me in as a much more nuanced alternative the Hollywood-based "good looking good guys kill ugly bad guys' narratives that abound in popular culture. Rarely is anything as clear-cut as that, and I think 40k conveys that message well.

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40k starts with the question, “Who is worse, Satan or the Nazis?” And goes from there. It’s a big colorful ball pit full of horrible people screaming and shooting each other.

This is why those moments of bravery and sacrifice are such a big deal. These are not good people, not a single one of them. But the extreme adversity makes even fascist genetically altered brainwashed superhumans jump on a grenade for their brothers for no other reason than the bonds of war. Which are pretty much the only bonds that can exist in such a terrible place.

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You're implying there's good guys lmao
   
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It’s all a matter of perspective - if you think you’re a good guy then you are and someone else thinks you’re a bad guy then you are.

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Well, it is better to give your kid a soft morale teaching that good guys are good and bad guys are bad.

He will soon enugh discover that life is a sin no matter what you do, or belive in.



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Nothing wrong with this, "yeah they're the bad guys" is a pretty fair simplification for an 8 year old.

Opinions are not facts please don't confuse the two 
   
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Best thread it made me proper smile, I too had to lie to my child about the ruinous powers being "bad guys"

He shall learn in time that all these lap dogs of the false emperor shall fall to their own pride!

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Greath thread OP, made me laugh!

   
 
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