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So what would happen if a Primarch was struck with a Harlequin's Kiss? The weapon seems so fool proof in its ability to kill anything and everything. 100m of wiring that floods into the victims system, which then lashes in every direction, slicing everything in the persons body. Seems like a Primarch killer to me. Aside from Vulkan I suppose, but it would certainly incapacitate him.

I suppose the true question would be, could a Harlequin land the blow?
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Another question would be, what couldn't a Harlequin's Kiss kill? 100m of wire, that would kill even a Hive Tyrant. Could anything survive the strike?
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Another question would be, what couldn't a Harlequin's Kiss kill? 100m of wire, that would kill even a Hive Tyrant. Could anything survive the strike?
I think anything made out of flesh and blood would suffer grievously from the weapon, but I think also that there is a very good chance of primarchs actualy surviving it, considering their extraordinary healing abilities, it might just take a while for them to fully recover.
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But it quite literally turns the victim into soup. Your body fluids leak out of every hole in your body. The only reason I say Vulkan would live is because he is a perpetual. Aside from him I think they would all die.
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Does the Harlequin have the physical strength required to punch the weapon through the primarch's armour? And even if he can penetrate the armour, can he drive it even further into the flesh?


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I haven't read eldar dex but I thought the weapon didn't have AP, well aware fluff=/=rules, but theres a basic similarity.
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I'm not trying to argue that a Harlequin could take a Primarch in a fight, of course not. I'm arguing, that if 100 Harlequins rushed a Primarch, and one of those 100 got a lucky hit with their Harlequin's Kiss, it would kill them. Primarchs can take getting stabbed, shot, and blasted by a titan weapon, but I honestly do not think they could survive a strike from the Harlequin's Kiss. It doesn't matter how strong your regenerative powers are, if your entire inner structure gets turned into a soup-like consistency, there is no coming back... Again, unless you are Vulkan.
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I'm not trying to argue that a Harlequin could take a Primarch in a fight, of course not. I'm arguing, that if 100 Harlequins rushed a Primarch, and one of those 100 got a lucky hit with their Harlequin's Kiss, it would kill them. Primarchs can take getting stabbed, shot, and blasted by a titan weapon, but I honestly do not think they could survive a strike from the Harlequin's Kiss. It doesn't matter how strong your regenerative powers are, if your entire inner structure gets turned into a soup-like consistency, there is no coming back... Again, unless you are Vulkan.
their inner structure much like their outer structure is a lot tougher then that of an average human or an astartes tho, what guaranty is there that it will have the same effect on a primarch as it has on an unmodified human or space marine?
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That's a good point - does the wire within a Harlequin's Kiss even cut through a Primarch's interior?

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or how far would it get? for all we know the momentum would be so badly stalled after entry/the first organ or 2, that it wont be able to penetrate/cut anything else doing such a low amount of damage that its neglectable during battle depending on aim.
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