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I was wondering, Is there any record that you can think of of the Emperor being wounded? I mean, he was probably fighting battles against huge beasties during the great crusade, and if the primarchs can be wounded, then so can he, right?

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In one of the Heresy novels. Someone recounts where Horus saved the Emperor from a particularly large Ork Warboss. If Horus had to 'save' the Emperor then chances are he was severely wounded.


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In one of the Heresy novels. Someone recounts where Horus saved the Emperor from a particularly large Ork Warboss. If Horus had to 'save' the Emperor then chances are he was severely wounded.
The exact quote is less specific. Horus cut the arm off of the Ork that was attempting to choke the Emperor. It never specified that the Emperor was, in fact, being choked to death.

After all, I could attempt to move the earth with my ears but that doesn't mean it would do anything.
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The exact quote is less specific. Horus cut the arm off of the Ork that was attempting to choke the Emperor. It never specified that the Emperor was, in fact, being choked to death.

After all, I could attempt to move the earth with my ears but that doesn't mean it would do anything.
Because the Emperor is the best and he can't be hurt by anything.

If a huge Ork Warboss is trying to choke you, he is choking you. The end.

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Because the Emperor is the best and he can't be hurt by anything.

If a huge Ork Warboss is trying to choke you, he is choking you. The end.

In general, yes. But this is the Emperor we're talking about. For all we know, he was trying to force his hands around the Emp's throat to choke him, Horus saw that he was in trouble and came running in to save the day. Naturally, it could very well be just that in that the Emperor was being choked and Horus still came in to free daddy.

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the quote was actually along the lines of the ork warboss struggling to strangle the Emperor, also previously the Emperor saved Horus's ass, he was shot in the head with a plasma weapon and went out cold for a while, the Emperor held the line and ensured he was ok.

And so in my opinion, what probably actually happened was the Emperor carrying out a sort of team building exercise were he could play the damsel in distress Horus would save him, Horus would feel good, they'd have a stronger bond and his martial pride would be intact.
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Cant remember the H.H book, way back when in earths history the emperor slays/banishes a demon that was preying on a village and in the fight is wounded and is described as having blood running down him, vague recollection I'm sorry, I'll try dig out the actual reference when I get a chance!

And anyway, Horus fucks him up good and proper so we know it can happen, and he wore armour so thats a big hint

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I think that perhaps Oldman is talking about when the Emperor fought with the Ctan on earth (void dragon, from the book mechanicum), though that was thousands of years before the crusade it is still one of the few times he has been described as being wounded

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Cant remember the H.H book, way back when in earths history the emperor slays/banishes a demon that was preying on a village and in the fight is wounded and is described as having blood running down him, vague recollection I'm sorry, I'll try dig out the actual reference when I get a chance!

And anyway, Horus fucks him up good and proper so we know it can happen, and he wore armour so thats a big hint
I believe you are talking about when the Emperor fights the Void Dragon and this is the fight where he subdues him to put on Mars. The book is Mechanicum



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Because the Emperor is the best and he can't be hurt by anything.

If a huge Ork Warboss is trying to choke you, he is choking you. The end.
We know nothing of the Emperor's physiology. Heck, we don't even know what he really looks like, much less how he works.

We know that the Primarchs are different enough that Space Marine apothecaries can't make head or tails of their innards. Is the Emperor different as well?
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