Everyone loves a GREAT villain – so step fright up and let us know who you think is the most deserving of your devotion:
BoLS alum Mr. Mystery tees this one up:
Nice and straight forward this one, as it’s about your favourite Traitor Primarch, and the reasons behind that favour.
My one is easy:
“One of the Emperor’s two siege masters, he got dealt an exceptionally ****ty hand. Whereas as Dorn and his Imperial Fists got all the breaks and the glory, the Iron Warriors got stiffed with the grubby, grotty hard work of laying siege, and quite often weren’t even given the honour of the kill, as other Legionnes Astartes got to exploit the breaches bought with Iron Warrior blood.
I mean, wouldn’t you be pissed off with your Dad if you did all the work, and your arse of a Brother repeatedly got the praise? And I know he’s not the only one to get the ****ty end of the stick, but he had potential.
…He was the equal of Rogal Dorn when it came to siege craft, excelling in the laying of a siege rather than building a fastness – though of course that’s a matter of perspective.
He or Dorn were essential if Horus’ uprising was to succeed. Why? Well, the Rebel Legionnes Astartes rushed to Terra, knowing their best chance came from minimising the time the rest of the Imperium had to react and reinforce, given their target was glaringly obvious.
Had Perturabo not turned, which again is entirely due to the Emperor being a dick to him, the Rebels would in all likelihood been repulsed from The Emperor’s palace with crippling losses to both men and materiel.
In the nightmare scenario for Horus, imagine if the Iron Warriors and Imperial Fists had both defended the Palace….the words ‘no chance, tosser’ spring to mind…
…But yeah. Poor old Perturabo. He didn’t deserve the treatment he and his Legion received.”
Angron? Stiffed of a glorious death, but ultimately guided too much by the brain butchery in his head.
Lorgar? Victim of a necessary censure, and really, really bad advisors. In a sense, both Lorgar’s fathers stiffed him.
Horus and Fulgrim don’t really count, as their turning wasn’t particularly self determined.
Alpharius? Listened to Xenos. Took their word for it. Prick.
Mortarion? Yeah ok, similar situation to Perturabo.
Magnus? Betrayed by Horus, not The Emperor overall. It was Horus that set the Wolves on him!
To which Pathwalker replies with his favorite:
“He was a gladiator, he fought for his freedom with his brothers and sisters and was snatched away at the last minute, watched his soldiers die while he lived. The Emperor ****ed him over more than any of the others. He was damaged and broken by the Nails, the Emperor left them in because he was the butcher the Emperor needed, all the Primarchs were used, tools to be discarded, but none more so than Angron, only he and Kurze saw the big E for what he was before the Heresy, they saw that the Primarchs were to be thrown to one side when they were no longer useful. The rest only came to that conclusion after he left and set up the Council of Terra but Angron had seen how little his Father cared for lesser beings from the first moment he met him, he was truly alone from the start….
Others fell from vanity, Perterabo, Horus, Fulgrim, or necessity, Magnus, Alpharius or out of faith for Lorgar.
Angron didn’t fall, he was never loyal, he’d hated the Emperor from day one, and thought Horus’s rebellion would give him a chance for rebellion, not realising that Horus was using him as much as the Emp did.”
I’ll step in with my own favorite:
Konrad always knew.
He had the greatest and the darkest gift of all his brothers – prescience. He KNEW…
He knew what would be required to tame Nostromo from the moment he could stand.
He knew the simple rules of human society and how he could most efficiently control it.
He knew the ultimate ruin that would come to all things being built by his brothers.
He knew he would be despised by all those important in his life.
He knew there would be no forgiveness for his actions.
He knew his father would come for him in the end.
He knew in a cruel galaxy the ends justified the means.
He knew his father agreed with him.
He knew it all – and he didn’t shy away from an inch of what would be required of him. He did it anyway.
~Rights, over to you. Who’s your favorite traitor primarch and why?
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