Originally Posted by Malus Darkblade
This makes me rethink a lot of things.
Indeed, quite a story. I do find it a little hard to beleive that a Carnifex's took down a Daemonic Prince or two. However the idea of the Zoans interfering with the psychic abiltiies of the daemons is something I can see, even lends credit to certain theories regarding the Nid evolution cycle.
Originally Posted by Over Two Meters Tall!
Would this interfere with the free-reign of daemons within the Warp to renew, or possibly be a strong enough mental presence that the Hive Mind would be effectively a minor Warp God?
From my understanding Two Meters Tall
the "Shadow in the Warp," that a Hive Mind generates is more like an EMP pulse that is given off due to the Minds high psychic latency. Using all that "Mental Enegry," to command the billions upon billions of creatures makes it like a shinning beacon in the Warp.
Therefore I feel that while the Shadow would create a "Psychic Free," area within the warp, which would give the Nids an edge against any Choas foes they meet, that ultimately the Choas Gods would over-power this ability. However this is something that only GW and the Writers can answer.
C'tan, plus necrons and daemons depending your definition
C'Tan yes, daemons maybe, Necrons no. Necrons are made of a living metals, but metal nonetheless. They could easily be killed and consumed by the Hive Mind to future processing. It would be interesting to see what the Nids create using the Guass technology of the Necrons.
However this does not explain why the Tyranid Fleets have been avoiding the Necrons like a plague for the last 3 major assaults upon the galaxy. This is a question I personally would love to see answered.
Khorne doesn't want skulls and blood (ichor) because they're from tyranids
Really? Last I checked Khorne is a human emotion given birth because of the inner-nature of all humanity; same with Nurgle and Tzeetch. Thus if the Tyranids are not creatures that give the Choas Gods power then perhaps they are seen as outside the wanting eye of Choas. It's not that hard to see this being possible, though I would agree the writers need to put a few novels out there explaining this fully.
I call bullshit, even if it is in the codex.
As I said above, it is quite feasible. The Hive Mind studied the Physical, Biological, and Chemical reactions and events that surround the life and death of it's creatures that make up the whole. Therefore you could say that the Mind would notice if hundreds and thousands of it's Warriors started popping into Nurglings.
IMHO it would study this, find out the physical aspect to it, and create creaturew with the ability to counter it. The Mind is the ultimate Evolution Machine, and I can easily see it combating the powers of Choas by adapting it's own "Biological Strategem."