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Will the Emperor of Mankind ever be resurrected?

Or will he just sit on the Golden Throne for ever?
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Depends on the various theories.

On the one hand you have the Star Child theory, in that the Emperors soul is lost in the warp adrift from his body and if he were to die they would be reunited and he would be reborn as a new God, the Star Child and lead humanity on a new crusade.

Then theres the Illuminati, which is very similar. The Illuminati are trying to gather all the Sensei together(emperors decendents) and then when the Emperor fails and dies, kill all the Senei as one whose souls will be absorbed by the Emperor who will be reborn as the Senei-Emperor and again lead humanity on a new crusade.

And with the more recent rulebook and fluff the Golden Throne is apparently failing. So looking like he's not gonna be up there forever. Hopefully for mankind one of the above happens

Oh and some also think Cypher is heading towards Terra, possibly with the intention of kill the Emperor, either with the intention of releasing the Star Child or just to try and kill him off

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Will the Emperor of Mankind ever be resurrected?

Or will he just sit on the Golden Throne for ever?
Will we ever see the dawn of the 42nd Millennium?

It really all depends on the Keepers of the Lore at GW. Do they want to evolve the storyline, or leave it the way it is?

Were the Emperor to 'rise' from the Throne in one way or another, the W40K Universe would continue...it would just need to change in a dramatic way.

To answer your question then: yes, the Emperor undoubtedly 'could' be resurrected. Whether or not he will be is something that is, as of yet, undecided (so far as I know )
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Oh yeah, these are what Could happen. But its unlikely GW will do anything about it any time soon, maybe eventually a long long way down the line, as something like the Emperor dying/being reborn would drasticly alter the 40k universe
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Oh yeah, these are what Could happen. But its unlikely GW will do anything about it any time soon, maybe eventually a long long way down the line, as something like the Emperor dying/being reborn would drasticly alter the 40k universe
It will probably happen once they finally publish the last Horus Heresy book, and the folks at BL will gather around the table and say "We need to develop a new series".

To which Dan Abnett will respond: "I know, let's go forward with the resurrection of The Emperor - we will call the series: 'Revenge of the Emperor' "

And BAM...BL will have another bestselling series - with a little help from over anxious Star Wars geeks who don't read past the title before buying a book
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What would hapen with the Imperium if the Emperor would suddenly resurrect/die? Wouldn't the Astronomican die off in both cases?

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If he died, as in with no resurection, the Imperium would be utterly screwed. Astronomican would go out rendering warp travel almost impossible. Then the warpgate in the palace itself would open and Terra would be overrun with deamons. Riots would engulf all imperial sectors, mass panic, revolutions, another civil war. The end of the Imperium essentially.

If he was resurected as a new god in the warp, he would be massively powerful, a god in his own right. I imagine he would be able to permanently close the gate on Terra, the astronomican would possibly be even more powerful than before, and the Imperium would truely have a god on their side. Riots and such would still probably break out, but the Imperium would definetly come out stronger for it. Primarchs may return such as The Lion, new crusades would be launched. Would usher in a new age of the Imperium and Humanity as a whole.

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Most people always seem to look at the extremley far-fetched optimistic theories without also realising the darker alternatives...

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What would hapen with the Imperium if the Emperor would suddenly resurrect/die? Wouldn't the Astronomican die off in both cases?
Lets take into account that the Emperor couldn't realistically be revived physically, if anything there is small chance he could be reborn in the warp. Physically he is a frail and mangled half-skeleton, missing half his limbs and organs after having endured a horrible fate at the hands of Warmaster Horus. Ultimately he has only a very minimal number of cells and is still only 'alive' because he is interred in the mysterious stasis-tomb that is the Golden Throne. But because he is still interred in the Golden Throne, his body acts as an anchor for his soul in the Warp thus enabling him to guide the Astronomican, keep the Imperial Webway sealed, and protect humanity from the worst depridations of Chaos.

If he is disconnected from the Golden Throne (either through death or the near-impossible case of physical resurrection) then not only would the Imperial Webway be ripped open and Terra and the Sol System flooded with Daemons, but the Astronomican would be unguided and therefore worthless to the Imperial Navy thus ending the Imperium. Also without his protection humanity would automatically be subject to Chaos.

But this will never be implemented into the background because Games Workshop will never further the storyline up to a point where such a thing will happen.

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If he was resurected, he would be massively powerful, a god in his own right.
Why would he be any more powerful than before?

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I imagine he would be able to permanently close the gate on Terra
Again, he had years to do this throughout the Age of Darkness and was unable to, and hasn't been able to in the 10,000 years since his ascension. Why would he be able to do such a thing now?

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the astronomican would possibly be even more powerful than before
Again, why?!

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and the Imperium would truely have a god on their side. Riots and such would still probably break out, but the Imperium would definetly come out stronger for it. Primarchs may return such as The Lion, new crusades would be launched. Would usher in a new age of the Imperium and Humanity as a whole.
I personally hold that a physical revival of the Emperor is strictly impossible. But if such a thing did happen the Imperium would likely endure a civil war the likes which hasn't been seen since the Age of Apostasy or the Heresy itself. In fact probably much worse.



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I'm going off the theory of him being reborn as a god in the warp, should probably amend that. Not as a physical resurection

And completely agree about the civil war, like i said in the post, but i believe the Imperium would come out stronger in the end. As opposed to ceasing to exist if he died
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The civil strife that would ensure IF the old guy on life support were to be reborn would be unbelievable. He would destroy so much of humanity it would be unreal. He eliminated religions for a reason, only to wake up and the people that he was leading are now calling him a God. ALL BAD. He would be so pissed. Or the second theory ... the old guy on life support dies ... humans die out entirely fairly shortly afterwords.
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