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Who is the real "Big Bad" of the 40k universe?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Dreadspectre, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. I know WHY they're still fighting haha. I just mean, from a resources standpoint, Tyranids should have ground that planet down to its husk by now.

    Maybe it's a small Hive Fleet tendril though.....hmm. Either way I think it would be pretty terrifying if Tyranids absorb the ability to send out spores on death to reproduce like Orks do :eek::OrkGoff:
  2. SmurfKun Tamu Well-Known Member

    Nids and orks have fought enoufgh for the nids to have allready learned something like that. Also from a resources point no one know the full extent of the orks, and yes it's not a full blown hive fleet but it's getting there it's a small to medium size tendril from what I remember. Also it's at a place where the orks have an empire so the ork reserve there are allready deep. The question is are the orks eating the nids and growing up just as the nids are eating the orks and growing.
  3. Kaptin Primorkagorka DaKaptin Well-Known Member

    Orkz reproduce constantly, by releasing spores. When they die they produce the most spores, unless immolated by fire. Tyranids might be able to produce fully grown bioweapons before a pod reaches maturity, but that doesn't mean one ork isn't more effective than two gaunts.
    Another aspect of the war besides attrition is the Psychological/psychic battle between the Hivemind's Shadow of the Warp and the Ork WAAAAAGH!!! field. There are some cases where a Ork Genestealer kult have been subverted by the WAAAGH! and turn against Unorky bugs. It all depends on the number of Orks and their belief. Tyranids have the opposite effect, they cancel out the warp by sheer background noise. If Orkz can shout WAAAGH! louder than Tyranids can block, it gives them an edge over the bugs. Something they can't take into account... the Element of Surprise!
    Orkz can loot anything... ANYTHING!!!
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  4. Tiberius Brad83 Subordinate

    Okay now THAT is awesome
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  5. Gazrick Gazrick Well-Known Member


    YOO GIT!!

    In all seriousness it says in the Ork codex something along the lines of; "if the Orks were to ever unify the universe would be fucked".

    There is a bit of fan fiction around 50K and long story short - Orks and Nids end up fusing and reproducing together to become a totally unstoppable race IIRC. They have all the reproduction of the Orks and Nids, the self strengthening through passing on successful genes of both races and the direction of the WAAAGGHH!! mind.

    The only problem? They become totally un-Orky and have virtually no personality outside of rage.

    To honestly answer your question, we all know that if an "End Times" were to happen in 40k it would be Chaos that instigate it. It would have to be as they are the only ones capable of truly wiping the universe. That or humanity/SM would decide to wipe the universe to prevent Chaos taking over completely.

    I think it's intentionally ironic that, all the Chaos gods desire control of the universe which would ultimately mean the death of all if not 99% of the sentient races of the universe. If they ever achieved their goals they would ultimately lose their power (and in theory, cease to exist) as they are inherently linked to the psyche of sentient races. Interestingly enough, as they grew ever closer to achieving their goals, assuming they killed tons of innocents on the way, they would actually weaken in power. Truly chaotic.
  6. Khornatian Khornatian Steam Early Access

    It's because every ork in the entire galaxy is drawn to that war, due to the psychic connection linked across the entire species. They do not just replenish their numbers, they are receiving massive amounts of reinforcements.

    Waaaghboss Ghazghkull recently got bored of Armageddon and promptly received a vision from Gork and Mork to lead the biggest Waaagh in history. He redirected his Waaagh from Armageddon and took course to Octarius, where he promptly proceeded to slaughter his way deep into the tendril and is currently in the process of leading the orks from victory to victory.

    They even took control/looted an Avatar of Khaine that had been abandoned by his craftworld.

    Unless the nids pull out another Swarmlord (or several), it doesn't look too great for them.
  7. RageScreama RageScreama Well-Known Member

    Nids are the squats. They left the galaxy, evolved, and came back with a vengence!
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  8. Kaptin Primorkagorka DaKaptin Well-Known Member

    Dis needz further investigation ladz. Wez gotta make sure wez don't get Squated and turned enta bugz!
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