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DR: Imperial Fists by Koilungfish DR: Imperial Fists by Koilungfish
Commission for Rath, for her Warhammer: 40,000 alternate universe. Lineart from Bolter & Chainsword.

Sixth of eighteen. The Imperial Fists almost blinded me. Too much yellow. I'm sure they're only painted that colour to dazzle their enemies.
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lurtznizzle Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Actually the self-flagellation thing the Fists have going on is their own penance for failing to protect the Emperor during the Siege of Terra as was their duty.
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thisolddeviantart Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
ALso cool! :D what was their motivation to change?
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Koilungfish Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Y'know that whole pain gauntlet, self-flagellation ritual punishment thing the Fists have going on in canon? Well, if that's not an opening Slaanesh could take advantage of, nothing is ;D
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thisolddeviantart Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Pff, good call. XD
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Koilungfish Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There was more to it than that, but yes. Also, the other Chaos gods had decided the Fists would never budge from the Emperor's side, so Slaanesh decided to one-up his brothers something chronic.
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thisolddeviantart Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Aaah, yeah, that's definitely his style. XD

And I guess wounded pride would probably help them. What with being recalled, etc.
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Koilungfish Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Which, from the Chaos side of things, basically saved the whole thing, because there were several critical fails on the part of the Ruinous Powers - Angron, Magnus and Night Haunter set off this domino effect of precognition and long-range psionic warnings that meant the Imperium knew trouble was coming. Horus, Sanguinius and El'Jonson were at one point holed up in secret trying to work out whether to run like hell or die fighting. Dorn turning, which *nobody* expected, was what carried the Heresy.
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Lunatron Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
Yellow: the colour of the enemies' pants when they see these Marines? ;)
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Snider029 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
This is so true.
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Koilungfish Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:: sporfle! :: Quite possibly.
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