The Emperor. A perpetual (vulkan lives spoilers)
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So when john gram is discussing Vulkan's immortality, he name-drops the emperor, another perpetual.
What i was wondering, is whether it was already assumed knowledge that he was a perpetual, and not just god-like 'immortal'. I state them as different things because perpetuals can be physically killed, they just reanimate soon after (e.g. john and vulkan).
So if it is the case that the emperor is a perpetual deferring to the definition that if slain he can reanimate, i come to the following long winded assumptions
- if he knew he was going to die at the battle of terra, did he give up his chance at reanimation by being wired into the throne? was it so dire that he sit in it immediately to hold back chaos spilling through and light the astronomicon ? did he give up his chance at re animation to his full self
is the wishy washy games workshop explanation that he is a "one time immortal", someone who doesn't come back, but via a technicality can be killed by "god weapons" or "god-like forces" (loop hole in immortality)
my reasoning/ideas are a bit convoluted, i apologise. Just wanted some other people's thoughts on how labelling the emperor as a perpetual changes (if at all) his "status" as immortal, enough to warrant revised conclusions about his shitty gig on the throne for eternity (rather than re animating after a death)
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