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Do you think this is possible? Do you think an entire successor chapter of the Dark Angels fall? Angels of Darkness showed me even the most loyal of Dark Angels can be swayed by the truth/lies of what occurred during the Heresy, what if a Chapter Master of a successor ended up seeing the truth/lie, could they fall? or do you think the fact Dark Angels are so focused on the Fallen they would never even consider whether the fallen where right?

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Do you think this is possible? Do you think an entire successor chapter of the Dark Angels fall? Angels of Darkness showed me even the most loyal of Dark Angels can be swayed by the truth/lies of what occurred during the Heresy, what if a Chapter Master of a successor ended up seeing the truth/lie, could they fall? or do you think the fact Dark Angels are so focused on the Fallen they would never even consider whether the fall where right?
Anything in 40k is open to corruption by Chaos.

Some people may suggest that there are incorruptible elements within the Imperium, with the notable example being that of the Grey Knights, but don't forget that even they could be corrupted by way of using Chaos to combat Chaos, as many Inquisitors have done.

That aside, there is nothing particularly special about the Dark Angels which would indicate that they are now incorruptible. Maybe Tzeentch could trick them by offering knowledge of the locations of all the remaining Fallen spread throughout the galaxy, maybe Khorne could feed off of their hatred and desire for revenge against their traitorous bretheren, maybe Nurgle could infect them with deadly contagions or make them realise the futility of their struggle and helps them understand that everything they standd for must inevitable fall to pieces or finally maybe Slaanesh could subconsiously enhance the pleasure they feel every time they kill one of the Fallen and so slowly but surely they grave more and more that feeling of elation.

The road to hell is always paved with good intentions and the paths of Chaos are even more numerous in their size and scope. It only takes one Marine in a position of power to expose within himself a single weakness or flaw for a moment and an entire chapter can fall to the temptions offered by the Dark Gods.

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Any chapter can fall to Chaos. It just takes the right factors and the right situations - look at the Astral Claws. Just because they're DA successors doesn't make them any more or less likely to fall to Chaos. Choosing an alternative pathway (ala Soul Drinkers) is something slightly different, but again will still depend on certain conditions and individuals.

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What if they fell purely because they believed that The Lion was indeed a traitor to the Imperium and Emperor? Would that be possible? I'm not on about them being corrupted by Chaos, just simply believing what the Imperium has become and what the Lion was, is all wrong.

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Depends I suppose. They must be influenced by someone who witnessed the Lion's actions during the Heresy, else where would their motives come from? Maybe Cypher or Astelan influenced their Chapter Master (or some other high ranking individual) who then guided their chapter down that path - the raw and recent recruits wouldn't even know about the Fall until they reached the equivalent of the Deathwing. That's significant then, in that very few Astartes actually know about the Fall, and even when they do it's second-hand.
And by "Fallen" I assume you mean they are striking out their own path, rather than just simply turning to Chaos (which wouldn't make a lot of sense anyway.)

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