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[ERROR] No.16980827 [Reply] [Original] [4plebs] [archived.moe]

Bravest motherfucker in the 40K setting. Why the hell doesn't he have a model?

To quote 1d4 chan:

LOOK AT THIS FUCKING GUARDSMAN.

He's spent months fighting a grueling war in which his enemies are demigods allied with daemons, and now he's found himself in the closest thing to Hell he's ever known. He probably wasn't even supposed to get teleported up to the arch-traitor's battle barge in the first place, and just ended up in the wrong place at the worst possible time.

Somehow he's survived horrors beyond comprehension to make his way to the very bridge of Horus' flagship. He saw a veritable angel call upon Horus to answer for his crimes, and he saw that angel die as messily as any guardsman. His Emperor - who he fervently believes is a god incarnate, even if he's not supposed to - lies mortally wounded, and Horus, perhaps, has taken a moment to gloat before he strikes the killing blow.

His armor is slightly more effective than tissue paper, his weapon is slightly more powerful than a flashlight, and Horus' power claw is bigger than his entire body. He stands before a being infused by the dark gods with incalculable power, that can and will obliterate his soul with no more effort than it would take him to swat a gnat. Nothing he can do could possibly make a difference.

He could run. He could turn his weapon on himself. He could give in to the insidious whispers that echo from the ship's corridors into his mind.

Ollanius Pius does the duty his Emperor requires of him. He dies standing, and holding the fucking line.

>> No.16980841

Because the very thing that made him badass is that he is just a regular guardsman, not some hero of the imperium, not a primarch, not anyone, really.
He's badass because he's barely a notch above "neckbeard who found a gun", and making him a model (and presumably giving him special rules to go with that) would destroy that entirely.

>> No.16980843

Because, from all appearances, GW isn't aware of their own successes, in terms of fluff. They do seem to be pretty good at recognizing and attempting to fix shortcomings, though... eg necrons, in my opinion.

>> No.16980888

>>16980827
Because he never existed. He was a propaganda construct to invest guardsman with a suicidal devotion to the Emperor and the Imperium. He was just another cog in Big Brother's machine.

>> No.16980921

>>16980827
>Ollanius Pius

Bloody Guardsmen fanwank, ALL OF IT.

He never gave his life to the emperor because he never existed in the first place. He is just a myth passed down by cowardly guardsmen.

>> No.16980930

>>16980888
>This is what chaos fans actually believe

>> No.16980942

>>16980921
Avitus.

Why did you leave me? ;_;

>> No.16980948

>>16980930

>emperor' POV
>chaos

So ollaniusfags accuse Emperor himself of heresy?

>> No.16980956

>>16980948
>This is also what chaos fanboys actually believe

>> No.16980957

>>16980948
Well, he was a mutant and a pysker so.....

>> No.16980964

Bravery is meaningless. He died a fool. He could've hidden, but he suicidally ran and was killed with a gaze. It was a waste of life, that the wretched corpse that calls itself an empire admires due to it's madness. Such is the stupidity of those who worship a rotting, half dead sorcerer.

>> No.16980973

>>16980956

Chaos infiltrator detected.

>> No.16980985

>>16980957

So that would make the Custodian who saved him a heretic too. Or the Terminator that was there before him.

Pius on the other hand wasn't ever there, so it's hard to say anything about him.

>> No.16981023

>>16980985
>wasn't even there
>being canon
PICK ONE, HERETIC SWINE

>> No.16981072

>>16980827
>To quote 1d4chan
Stop it.

It's good for a laugh, but it's not a reliable source of information.

>> No.16981092

>>16981023

Pius is not canon then.

>> No.16981105

>>16980942
>>16980921

Those 2 having some kind of weird romance actually causes the plot of DoW2 to make more sense.

>> No.16981214

>>16981092
HE WAS THERE, YOU FILTHY HERETIC! IT'S CANONICAL, YOU HEART- AND BRAINLESS SWINE!

>> No.16981215

Hold your tongue, Avitus. And open your ass.

>> No.16981220

UNF UNF

>> No.16981239

>>16980827
Because he only showed up in First Edition and was then replaced by a Hurrstodes.
Sad but true...

>> No.16981244

>>16981215
>>16981220

>> No.16981251

...

any alpha legioneers here?

>> No.16981261

>>16981251
Hey, where's that nothing you promised me?

Don't even pretend you said I couldn't have it.

>> No.16981263

>>16981251
No readings so far

>> No.16981266

>>16981251
Yes sir, there are 2 right here. The ones you call Tarkus and Avitus. Why your at it you might want to check Angelos.

>> No.16981268

>>16981251
Nope, no Alpharius here boss.

>> No.16981273

>>16981268
>>16981266
>>16981263
>>16981261
FUCK

THEY ARE FAST

WE NEED A BETTER METHOD

AND MORE PURGES

>> No.16981291

>>16981273
SHHHHHHHHH SHHHH SHHH SHH I GOT THIS

*HMMMHMMM*

THERE IS A GRAND TOTAL OF 0 PARANOID MARINES IN THIS THREAD

THEY'RE ALL HERE

>>16980344

ANY SMART ALPHA LEGION OPERATIVE THAT MAY OR MAY NOT BE LISTENING WOULD DO THE SMART THING AND HEAD ON OVER THERE TO... OPERATE.

>> No.16981299

>>16981261
HOW DID YOU FIND ME AGAIN?

WHO TIPPED YOU OFF?

SPEAK.

>> No.16981316

>>16981299
I stole your location.

>> No.16981317

OK

IT SEEMS TO BE CLEAR

YOU GUYS CAN COME OUT NOW.

>> No.16981322

>>16981316
BULLSHIT

I KNOW YOU'RE WORKING WITH THE ALPHA LEGION

>> No.16981323

>>16981317
LIKE HELL I AM.

YOU JUST STAY RIGHT THERE WITH YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR, I'M COMING OUT WHEN I'M GOOD AND FUCKING READY.

>> No.16981326

>>16981220
Brother....not s...so...fast it h..hurts!

>> No.16981328

>>16981317
I AINT GOING FUCKING ANYWHERE

I DONT TRUST A SINGLE ONE OF YOU FUCKERS

>> No.16981340

>>16981326
KEEP FUCKING GOING

THERE'S JUST YOU AND HIM IN THE THREAD

EVERYTHING ELSE IS JUST YOUR SLOW DESCENT INTO DEMENTIA.

>> No.16981345

LETS SEE YOU TAKE ALL OF US

/bends over

>> No.16981351

>>16981322
You're looking for Alpha Legion? I have a few in the hallway closet, mint-condition stasis, what's your offer?

>> No.16981352

>>16981345
what the fuck is that alpha legion operative doing?

>> No.16981356

>>16981351
I KNEW YOU WERE WITH THEM

TO THE PURGE CHAMBER WITH THIS ONE

>> No.16981370

>>16981356
I don't need another purging chamber, I have a ton of those.

>> No.16981375

>>16981322
OH, YOU JUST HAPPEN TO KNOW THIS.

RIGHT.

YEAH.

YOU JUST HAPPEN TO KNOW WHO THE ALPHA LEGION IS WORKING WITH, OUT OF WHAT? DIVINE INTUITION?

I AIN'T BUYING IT!

YOU'RE A FUCKING RAT!

>> No.16981376

>>16981370
THEN...

oh...

uh...

how much for the biggest one you have?

>> No.16981383

>>16981376
How about that Nothing? I want it.

>> No.16981386

>>16981375
WELL HOW DO I KNOW YOU ARE NOT WORKING WITH THEM AND TRYING TO SET ME UP HUH?

I DONT TRUST YOU, FUCKER.

EVEN IF YOU DO HAVE GOOD TASTE IN MOVIES, YOU COULD BE FAKING THAT TOO.

>> No.16981394

>>16981383
WHY DO YOU WANT NOTHING HUH?

WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO WITH IT?

IS IT SOME KIND OF ALPHA LEGION PLOT?

>> No.16981403

>>16981386
THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I THOUGHT YOU'D SAY.

I KNOW IT.

WE ALL KNOW IT.

>> No.16981411

>>16981403
SEE THERE YOU GO AGAIN

NOW YOU'RE THE ONE WITH THE DIVINE INTUITION

I AINT BUYING THIS AT ALL YOU FUCKING ALPHA LEGION.

I'M WATCHING YOU.

I'M FUCKING WATCHING YOU.

>> No.16981431

>>16981239
It was an Imperial Fist at most. He never existed.

>> No.16981446

>>16981431
YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT

NEVER EXISTED

JUST LIKE THOSE PARANOID MARINES

ALL JUST MYTH.

>> No.16981461

>>16981239
Pius has only existed as a figurehead of the imperial guard. That is to say there is no solid proof that he was (or was not) at the final confrontation

the original story told from the Emperor's POV had an Imperial Fist terminator take the blow, and an extremely slightly modified version of the same events (released more recently) has the terminator replaced with a Custode

Piusfags are annoying. Give the praise to someone who deserves it, like Macharius

>> No.16981497

Why has this not been posted?

>> No.16981733

>>16980827

For some reason I keep thinking of Samurai Jack when I look at OP's pic.

"Long ago in a distant world, I, Horus, the greatest Champion of Chaos, unleashed an unspeakable evil! But a foooooolish guardsman, wielding only a flashlight, stepped forth to oppose me. Before the final blow was struck, I tore open a portal in time, and flung him into the future, where my evil is law! Now the fool seeks to return to the past, and undo the future that is Chaos!"

Ollanius Pius is... Guardsman Jack.

>> No.16981747

>>16981092
It's all true, it's all lies. So yes, he's canon. And no, he's not.

That said, if he turns out to be John Grammiticus in a cunning disguise, I will not be happy.

>> No.16981756

Why is everyone in 40k a badass soldier who is holding the line against some unspeakable evil?

Talk about one dimensional

>> No.16981757

>mfw fucking conscripts keep bitchin' about men long dead

Conscript, I don't give a FUCK if he is the patron saint of ass-wiping, WE'VE GOT AN ORK WAAAGH COMING IN ABOUT THREE HOURS AND YOU'VE ONLY FILLED FIVE SAND BAGS!!!

YOU BETTER START WORKING IF YOU HAVE PLANS THAT INVOLVE LIVING THROUGH THE NIGHT

>> No.16981760

>>16981756

This is how nerds feel about real life

>> No.16981777

>>16981733
FUCKING. FUND IT.
Picture somewhat related

>> No.16981810

>>16981733
Samurai Jack already exists in 40k though. Almost verbatim

Pius, the terminator or the custodian had their soul obliterated if you believe the story

>>16981756
in this case it's just nerds romanticizing dying for a cause. That some latch onto the idea that the "little man" is the real hero is telling

>> No.16981829

Day in the life of an Imperial Guardsman.

>> No.16981859

>>16981829
"this is pure fucking bullshit, let me tell you"

>> No.16981867

>>16981777
Welsh, actually. Did you not notice the lack of vowels?

>> No.16981882

>>16981829
"That third one from the left looks like your mom."
"Shut up, Jacobius."

>> No.16981906

>ITT: everything about the guardfags that makes me hate them.

Protip: Ollanius Pius never made it onto Horus's ship. He died during the siege. The siege, not the boarding of the ship. Plus, even pretending he did, all he would have done is a kramer entrance, horace would look at him funny, and then BAM OP ash. That's it.

>> No.16981919

>>16981906

>OP walks into the bridge
>Throws down his flashlight

I'm out, Horus!

>> No.16981923

So...where WAS Ollanius Pius mentioned? I mean, everyone fanwanks the shit outta him, but I never actually see the passage where he is mentioned. Anyone got that?

>> No.16981927

>>16981906

Damn guys, we can't come back from that...

Thread's over...

>> No.16981931

>>16981927
Didn't the emprah only start fighting back full force after seeing Horus flay a guy alive with his mind anyway?

>> No.16981937

>>16981931
Not because the guy died, but because he saw horace was a total douchebag.

It could have been a puppy for all the emps cared. Plus that was a Fist termi.

>> No.16981963

>>16981937
>Sanguinius, best bro of the favoured son and one of the generally more liked Primarchs gets killed in cold blood by Horus.
>Not a single fuck was given
>Some random Custodes/Mahreen/Guardsman dude gets killed
>YOU'VE CROSSED THE FUCKING LINE, HORUS

>> No.16981979

>>16981963
The whole horace fight was full of shit.

But let's look at it this way.


Horace kills Sanguinis.
Emp shows up.
They fight.
Small, scared chiwawa in IG gear and a flashlight (a real one, because he's a chiwawa) walks into the room the fight's happening.
He gets that bugged eye'd look chiwawas get.
Horace mindvaporizes him.
The Emperor goes "NOOOOOOOOOOO MR. BIGUMSWORTH!" and kills horace.

This is what the guardfag would have you believe saved the imperium. A sad, tiny dog who died at the right place, doing nothing else.

Tell me that's not full of shit.

>> No.16981982

>>16981747

Fancy that, since he took a walk in space at the end of Legion.

>> No.16981983

>>16981963
The thing is that Sanguinius was killed before Emps got there, and the random whatsit fistie wasn't just broken, it was pure sadism in how Horus killed him.

>> No.16982008

>>16981777
Wasn't there a part in one of those books where sixty or so Tanith killed so many chaos that the only way anyone could make sense of it was by assuming they were just hallucinating?

>> No.16982564

>>16982008
Yeah.
They were under the effect of a battlefield-wide Guide while the Chaos forces were eating a similarly sized Doom.
Doooom.
DOOOOOOOOOOMMMM!

But yeah. Flashlights get a lot better when a Farseer's showing you just where to shine them.
I recall an Anon talking about he and his friend running a co-op 3500pt IG/Eldar battleforce and their anvil & hammer tactics pulverizing 4000+ points of Chaos over five savage rounds of combat.
Brofist, Mon-keigh.

>> No.16983368

>>16981982
You're assuming his sinister alien masters didn't resleeve him. Which they probably did.

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