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[–][deleted] 459 points460 points  (4 children)

I love the concepts of these trasnhumans and mutants and shit in 40k, what does it mean to be so "super human" that you cant even understand humans anymore, what does it mean to be soulless, what does it mean to be a killer of thousands of enemies and witnessing such intense violence for so long - who is the person that emerges from that? I wish 40k delved into this more, I feel everyone is too human in the novels nowadays.

[–]Kronostheking1SCP-Warhammer crossover, WHEN?!?!? 108 points109 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I am usually incredibly tired of the human (human including all transhumans and others) perspective just because there is way too much of it. But when it is done well like Helsreach, I can’t put it down.

[–]Babki123 25 points26 points  (1 child)

[–]Captinkyle 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Long live Alfa and TTS

[–]Specialist_Macaron69 222 points223 points  (3 children)

What a cute little abomination

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    [–]whomobile53 14 points15 points  (1 child)

    Jokes on you, I allready have extreme depression, your non-warp (anti-warp?) tricks are useless against me! Muhahahahaha!!

    [–]FrostyMin[S] 152 points153 points  (1 child)

    [–]COLDCYAN10 13 points14 points  (0 children)

    i fucking loved that book

    [–]WokungsonReturn to Mon'keigh 161 points162 points  (4 children)

    ,,what's wrong with doing so, little one? After all, we all once were but merely a humans, one among uncountable others. Maybe I still have something left of what I once was and if not, why not just pretend it's just it?''

    [–]LadrilloDeMadera 63 points64 points  (2 children)

    Literally "return to mon'keigh"

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    [–]motivation_bender 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    I mean the soulless one was never human

    [–]135686492y4Secretly 3 squats in a long coat 61 points62 points  (0 children)

    Soch burn and compassionate at the same time, amazing

    [–]forgotmypassword-_- 48 points49 points  (9 children)


    Noooooooooope. Nope. Nope. Nope.

    Do not fall for the cuteness. It is a trap to crush your heart.

    [–]RathalkanEmissary 22 points23 points  (8 children)

    What if I’m a masochist

    [–]forgotmypassword-_- 25 points26 points  (7 children)

    Here you go.

    Enjoy ;)

    [–]LadrilloDeMadera 14 points15 points  (3 children)

    This is not sad it's beautiful

    [–]forgotmypassword-_- 16 points17 points  (2 children)

    This is not sad it's beautiful

    Episode 2 then.

    [–]LadrilloDeMadera 9 points10 points  (1 child)

    OK ok I concede you win :c

    [–]statelesskiller 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    I think it's still beautiful.

    [–]DaimyoDawn 0 points1 point  (2 children)

    made me laugh and cry at the same time. What a treat.

    [–]forgotmypassword-_- 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    made me laugh

    No laughing. Only tears.

    [–]DaimyoDawn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    no tears this go around. But these two were definitely somber. Can't imagine what it will feel like to be truly ready to pass on.

    [–]Expensive-Document41My kitchen is corrupted by Nurgle 74 points75 points  (9 children)

    Personally, the thing I find most interesting is having a genetic mutation render you "soulless".

    I can grok the idea that, in 40K every being contributes to a gestalt psyche that is the Warp, and therefore you have beings that dampen it rather than contribute, but how would that translate to soulless?

    If SoS are soulless then what is in the place where that vital component SHOULD be?

    [–]Mechaniclewill steal your tech and kill you with your tech 86 points87 points  (4 children)

    They're not really soulless, it's more that blanks have an "anti-soul" that hides from and repulses warpstuff rather than attract it like a normal soul would. It's part of why regular humans are inherently predisposed against blanks. Their own souls, made of warp material, are on a certain level repulsed by a blank's anti-soul.

    [–]Expensive-Document41My kitchen is corrupted by Nurgle 30 points31 points  (2 children)

    That was my understanding as well. I'm wondering if Big E ever considered the purposeful proliferation of this mutation or whether he would have viewed it as a hinderance to humankind ascending to be a psychic race like the Eldar or Old Ones.

    I know he was famously difficult to discern actual motive, but if he was trying to starve Chaos, intentionally increasing the number of humans who actively suppress it would have been a good start.

    [–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Thought it was the inquisition who was trying that

    [–]onealps 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    intentionally increasing the number of humans who actively suppress it would have been a good start.

    You would be interested in the Bequin series, by Dan Abnett. Can't say anything more for fear of spoilers...

    [–]barking-bee 29 points30 points  (2 children)

    My headcanon is souls in 40k are connection / relationship between the warp and what we normally think of soul (what gives someone a mind, a personality, thoughts, emotions...). The necron are disconnected, blanks have built in wifi jammer, and the Taus still use dial-up.

    [–]onealps 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    That's a good analogy!

    [–]Heretical_Cactus 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    I always took to the warp being a crossing dimension.

    Where if we take as angle, then the 0° is material, and 90° is immaterial, with humanity being at normal at 20 to 50°, with Blank being lower, so blocking more immaterial, and Psyker being at 50+° as they are more in tune to the immaterium.

    And each being, and even each material would be on this scale, with the 2 extreme being the Warp Itself and the Black stone technology

    [–]Jesterpest 48 points49 points  (0 children)

    “You look monstrous when you pretend to be human” is a raw line, I’m gonna use that

    [–]ziggy8z 34 points35 points  (5 children)

    Fun fact that is a fully grown, 5' women. Custodians are uge

    [–]ScarredAutisticChildMongolian Biker Gang 35 points36 points  (2 children)

    Honestly, I’ve always pictured the SOS being around 6 feet tall, just pretty hard to be afraid of some noticeably shorter than you.

    But yeah, Custodes are like 9 feet tall on average if I remember correctly.

    [–]going_my_way0102 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    Not that hard if you can feel your very soul dim and sputter out in their presence

    [–]ScarredAutisticChildMongolian Biker Gang 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I meant more from a distance, bu that’s a good point.

    [–]LadrilloDeMadera 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    But then why is the SoS almost as tall as him?

    [–]Qawsedf234 14 points15 points  (0 children)

    According to one of the Horus Hersey guides the SoS get genetic augmentation. So she may just be freakishly tall (more realistically it's just artist interpretation).

    [–]Afraid_TheoristPraise the Man-Emperor 14 points15 points  (3 children)

    That little brat is definitely getting a talking to after they are out of sight lol

    [–]kushpatel3410 1 point2 points  (2 children)

    The SOS is mute or/and Probably deaf

    [–]onealps 17 points18 points  (0 children)

    Well, in general the SOS can speak and hear. They just take a vow not to. That's why they use acolytes (who haven't taken the vow yet) as translators. It just makes things easier.

    There was one time a SOS actually said a word lol. It was from the Watchers of the Throne series.

    I mean, it's possible that THIS particular SOS is mute and/or deaf. But that likelihood is similar to any random human being mute and/or deaf

    [–]Tassadar_Timon 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    That's sister commander Jenetia Krole, you could say she is mute since apart from the vows of the sisterhood she also has that halfmask surgically attached to her mouth. Plus I doubt she's going to bother talking with the child since she's a novice sister herself.

    [–]Konoton 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    (Before Sisters of Silence take their vow of silence, they can act as translators for their elders.)

    [–]SlayerofSnails 27 points28 points  (7 children)

    Imagine being so upset by a child roasting you, you call her an abomination lmao

    [–]Kamakaziturtle 65 points66 points  (3 children)

    I mean, if the child is a blank (which the SoS are), then they quiet literally lack a soul. It's that feature that severs them from the warp

    Which considering that the ultimate fate for souls in 40k are to become a deamons plaything in the warp... might be kinda a good thing. The afterlife in 40k friggin sucks

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      [–]onealps 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Why not exactly the same, I would look into the Pariah Nexus. It's basically a part of the galaxy that the Necrons are purposely making "blank". The humans (and other living things) are slowly having their connection to the warp completely cut off. So it's not that the people are becoming blanks, more like they are functionally being made as if blanks...

      [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Good thing humans are powerful enough to really be aware of what's happening to them

      [–]flyfly89 23 points24 points  (0 children)

      Eh I think its meant to be more "good-natured" then that, hence the wink.

      [–]XyrneTheWarPig 10 points11 points  (0 children)

      There's no age limit on talking shit

      [–]Axe1_the_Minerva_fanPraise the Man-Emperor 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      Hands rated E for everyone

      [–]Inductivegrunt9 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      It's honestly kinda cute and wholesome. I really love when stories of trying to find humanity in mutants or machines is handled properly. And this is a great example.

      Two of those who's kind is viewd as abominations by the wider Imperium, mutants amd soulless ones, yet they still have some humanity left within them. It's seldom shown. But when it is, it speaks volumes.

      [–]Marvynwillames 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      In a similar note, there's this part from the same book

      The Emperor smiled, and it was by far the most unpleasant sight Ra had ever witnessed. Emotion painted across a human face, as false as the grotesques at any masquerade.

      [–]BriantheHeavy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Jenetia Krole is one of my favorite characters.