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are there more than the 4 (maybe 5) main chaos gods

i was just wondering if other than Khorne, Tzeench, Nurgle and Slaanesh. maybe Malal there were other minor deities in the warp coming from other emotions. if there was they would be incredibly weak in comparison to the others, but is it still possible?
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Certainly Fantasy fluff refers to there probably being other lesser gods; Liber Chaotica in particular has several pieces on the gods of the Northern Tribes where it suggests there are small gods. There is even a theory on the Old gods (Ulric, Taal, &c.) being forces of Chaos.

Realms of Chaos had rules for creating your own Chaos gods, so if you count those books as still part of canon then it is a certainty.
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yes certainly! if emotions gather together in the warp then im sure there is a warp god for love (cupid in the 40k universe, hmm) sods god - the god of sods law (prolly an aspect of tzeeentch) the warp is your oyster! (good of oysters not available at this time) remember in the second horus book we are introduced to the 'lord of shadows' a god of shadows that feeds off of the fear of dark places? sure thing! they are weak compared to the others infact most have probably been eaten by them. look at the eldar gods! most of them were eaten/enslaved by slaanesh. lilith and the laughing god remain. harly boy in the webway - giggling like a schoolgirl and lileth chained to grandfather nurgles pestulance pot being exposed to deadly virus's! (aye aye - nurgle you sly old dog)

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There are minor Gods, that I know of. I cannot recall their names, however Chaos Astartes add spikes to their armour in worship of these Gods. I do not think they are ones of emotion however, but yes, in short term, there are minor Gods.

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There are plenty of minor Gods, to many to count.
Loads of them, hundreds of minor Gods, because after all they count Daemon Princes as almsot gods themselves, the step up is a demi-god of Chaos.
The books mention loads of gods but four main Chaos Powers: Khorne, Nurgle, Slaanesh, and Tzeentch.

Although not many are named, if any at all, I guess if any of the Primarchs survived they would be gods, and I guess there will be something somewhere that lets you create your own god for use in a game (with the opponents consent, which generally they aren't gonna let you use a god.) but the reason GW don't publish much on them is this:

Imagine the scene. Two gamers, one of Chaos, one of Space marines, are about to start. The Chaos player asks:
"Oh, you won't really mind, but I just thought I might use my God for this match."
"You mean Daemon Prince or some special character?" replies the Marine player.
"No no, its the god of KILLY EVERYTHING and he was stats 10 all the way across, except he has 20 wounds, he instant deaths everything on a 2+, hits automatically, re-rolls failed wounds etc etc..." the Vhaos player rambles on.
"And guess what? He's *only* 150pts!"

The Marine player begins to pack up, before sarcastically remarking,
"You wanna use Horus too? Or shall I get out the Emperor, I just happen to have a couple of them, you wouldn't mind if I used two?"

When the Chaos player eagerly says yes, the Marine player shouts *Purge the Unclean* bomps him on the head and runs away.



A bit over the top but that's what GW does it for. (Or rather, doesn't do it.)

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Set a man on fire, and he's warm for the rest of his life!

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il have to find the rules on making one... so i can an army dedicated to him..
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Yes there are countless 'minor' Chaos powers. Some created from differing emotions/worship from the material realm and some extremley powerful Greater Daemons/Daemon Princes could even be classed as 'minor' Chaos Gods - such as those who are powerful enough to carve out their own realms in the Formless Wastes.



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just another question, which emotions do the four main gods live off.. if thats the right termage for it, should say gain power really...

just to know what emotions i can play around with, like fear? maybe pride even...
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So if a bunch of nihilists got together and formed a cult, they would create the chaos god of nothing.

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well i always thought it was from emotions but parently not.. so maybe
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