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i think the Rainbow Warriors neither retarded or in need of scrubbing out. its true that for a while the name really didn't fit into the atmosphere of the game, but i think there is plenty of room for them these days (if only as an alternative to the much disliked Ultramarines).
and i really don't think that the name shows a lack of creativity. the whole 40k universe is comprised of concepts borrowed from here and there, and that's what its all about; the best bits of everything. moreover, 'Rainbow Warriors' sounds pretty creative and unique when you compare it to the way that terms like 'blood' and 'knight' and 'raptor' (amongst other clichés) seem to feature in every other chapter name.
thankfully, for those of us that still like Rainbow Warriors concept, they have not be 'retconned' as you have put it. partly because what you are describing isn't retroactive continuity, its just progression of storyline (retcon is when new storyline creates a different view of previous storyline like saying 'the Rainbow Warriors never existed, they were an artifice created by the Alpha Legion', but what most people seem to believe is that they were wiped out, which doesn't alter the fact that they existed), but mainly because they have no story line. there is nothing that says the Sisters of Battle, wiped them out. that is simply over active imaginations on the part of forumites. not mentioning something is not the same as saying it doesn't exist.
Last edited by admiraldick; 10-26-10 at 06:00 PM.