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what type of intelligence did he excell at, what were his smarts? was he clever, was he logical??
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Okay I'll bite, he was everything you suggest, supreme intellect combined with raw cunning

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I don't know, his ego might have been gigantic, and he's definitely a tactical genius, but brilliant? He wasn't an innovator or a creator. He was a destroyer and a ravager. That's usually not the actions of a genius.
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Intelligence has little to do with if you are good or evil.

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was he clever, was he logical??
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I don't know, his ego might have been gigantic, and he's definitely a tactical genius, but brilliant? He wasn't an innovator or a creator. He was a destroyer and a ravager. That's usually not the actions of a genius.
Really? Look at Napoleon.



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I'd call Horus a leader.

He wasn't a scholar or an intellectual like Magnus or Lorgar, he didn't have the technical minds of Peretubo or Ferrus or the civic inclination of Guilliman. Of course he had a brilliant strategic mind, like all the Primarchs and was a great general but in their specialties it's likely each of the primarchs would have him beat. That doesn't matter though, beacsue they'd never go against Horus in the first place. He was more than a general or warlord, Horus was a leader, a monarch, a figure head.

He was charismatic, able to win others over and make those who served him love him. He knew how to delegate, to get the best out of people. He makes you want to follow him, you want to impress him, you want him to notice you. Sanguinius also has this nobility of spirit, this magnetism but Horus combines it with a sense of earthyness, he's 'one of the guys'. Effortlessly he's able to charm others and set them at ease, he becomes more than your commander or an aloof figure of awe, he's your comrade and friend.

It was Horus' brilliance in attracting and manipulating people which made him the best successor to the Emperor and was why half the galaxy rose with him.

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Horus is the batman of Primarchs in that he knows all their strengths and weaknesses, and has contingency plans for each of them I'm sure. His main strength would be manipulation I think, one of the mind rather than tactics like Alpharius.
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Really? Look at Napoleon.
In what way was Napoleon a Destroyer and Ravager? He was trying to stop a wicked system, and replace it with something more fair. He did it badly, but he was trying to create.
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In what way was Napoleon a Destroyer and Ravager?
Hit squads, mass deportations, ethnic cleansing, mass killing of civilians, anti-Semitism (apparently)...

Not all can be categorised as being a 'destroyer or ravager' but there are certainly an array of accusations that can be levelled at Napoleon (despite his military genius).



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