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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-08-14, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
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I wanted to know if their were any space leviathans/dragons/krakens etc that cause chaos where ever they go, destroying ships and planets.

I just watched the latest Hobbit, sooooo drawn out, but Smaug is amazing, and I wondered if 40k had any equivalents to the chiefest of calamities.

I know the maiden world Eldar fly on the backs of dragons, but they don't really count, since a couple bolter rounds could easily take them down. That one eyed carnifex kind of fits the bill, but he is usually accompanied by more Nids, so not really a calamity.

I'm talking anything that could single handedly bring down a battle cruiser, or lay waste to a great city, and requires an army to defeat.

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Daemonic Leviathans would count.

http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Levi...)#.Usy4Sp5dW0g

These cannot take down a cruiser, but they would qualify I think.

http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Krak...)#.Usy4_Z5dW0g

While it is not mentioned how much it would take to kill one of these, I do see it causing a lot of havoc, maybe not the greatest of calamities however.

http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Cata...l#.Usy5HJ5dW0g

Then there are these, but as you mentioned about the Old One Eye, this would only be found in a full Tyranid swarm, however if one of these were to some how go dormant and then wake up some time later, it would cause a lot of havoc before being brought down.

http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Hierophant#.Usy5hp5dW0g


Then I am sure there are many other daemons out there that would fit the description.
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There is some kind of orb creature in xenology and I seem to remember a mention of giant creatures that roam the void.....but can't remember if it was 40k or other scifi.

EDIT: Unfortinatly GW doesn't really care about non-sentient creatures.

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The warp leviathan definitely fits the bill, although it would be cool to have something of their scale roaming the material world.

The rest, while I had no idea about (except the Hirothingy) Aren't large enough in scale to be on the destructive level I am talking about.

I am not counting daemons since we know a devote Grey Knight could crush them, I wish their was a beast that would require 100 grey knights to be taken down.
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Well, before the Dark Angels homeworld of Caliban was destroyed, they had a whole bunch of beasties that were considered calamities by themselves and were the reason the planet was labeled a 'Death World'... on the order of Shelob, it would seem.

I don't think any of these would pose a real problem for an individual unarmed Astares, on the other hand, so probably don't fit the bill for what you're looking for.

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Not so much a great beast, but Enslaver Infestations are pretty damn nasty.

IIRC, they were a bit like Vermicious Knids, but that was ages ago.



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I think the Kraken I mentioned above would fit. While it is sea locked, it is a 25 mile long squid goodness sakes! That's a whole lot of calamari! If that thing attacked a port city, that city would be ruined for sure. 25 miles long... Think about that. That would take a lot of lascannon shots.
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Rogue c'tan shards or transcendants would fit onto this scale.

Even raw c'tan still feeding on stars cause potentially a lot of damage in this process.


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Wouldn't it be cool if their was a space dragon? It collected precious items, traveled to distant planets and could level entire armies? Nerd fantasy....

The C-tans are cool, but I feel they aren't beastiel enough to really count.

I didn't realize that kraken was 25 miles long...that definitely fits the bill, sounds flying bane blade would be needed to take it down.

Hahaahha I just had a thought, Mecha Godzilla going around terrorizing the universe of 40k.
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