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Hey all, my question is what exactly are gene seeds? I know the blood angels one is sanguinis blood but what are the rest? Are they all liquids? What happens if you mix them?



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the geneseeds are implanted in a space marine it stores the information of all the other glands implanted in the astartes if they loose this they loose a chance for another space marine.


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I'm not really a 40k fluff buff, but my understanding is that they're organic implants that give the space marines there superhuman characteristics. There's 15-25 (not sure on exact number) different gene-seeds that are implanted into a marine during his 'development'.

One of the gene-seeds produces material that can be used to grow new implants.

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When the Emperor Created the Primarchs, he Implanted them all with certain of his own Charateristics. So a "part" of the Emperor was given to each of the Primarchs, with the exception of Horus, who was made to be the Emperors succsessor.

The First space marines was made on Terra, tens upon tens of thousand. As far as I know, they had no real gene seed. But as they found the Lost Children of the Emperor, they each got 10.000 marines, and they were implanted with Gene-seed of their new primarch. So inheriting their Primarchs traits. Such as Angron's Fury, Fulgrims Craving for Perfection, The Stern Will of the Death Guard.

But the Gene-seed is more. A gene-seed also contains the experiences of previous marines. So a good first captain have a strong Gene-seed and one would be lucky to inherit it. While most gene-seeds are of Line warriors still. At least that is how I picked it up from the science talk in the HH series.
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When the Emperor Created the Primarchs, he Implanted them all with certain of his own Charateristics. So a "part" of the Emperor was given to each of the Primarchs, with the exception of Horus, who was made to be the Emperors succsessor.
Firslty, it's not necessarily true that each Primarch bore a single part of the Emperor. And if it is, Horus bore his ambition as a trait - as noted in the Heresy series several times.

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The First space marines was made on Terra, tens upon tens of thousand. As far as I know, they had no real gene seed. But as they found the Lost Children of the Emperor, they each got 10.000 marines, and they were implanted with Gene-seed of their new primarch. So inheriting their Primarchs traits. Such as Angron's Fury, Fulgrims Craving for Perfection, The Stern Will of the Death Guard.
Actually the Astartes Legions were forged initially with the genetic template of their Primarchs (after the Scattering), so even before their Primarchs (re)discovery they still bore their Primarchs' geneseed.



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Yes, Yes. It's true. Good corrections. haha
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I'm not really a 40k fluff buff, but my understanding is that they're organic implants that give the space marines there superhuman characteristics. There's 15-25 (not sure on exact number) different gene-seeds that are implanted into a marine during his 'development'.

One of the gene-seeds produces material that can be used to grow new implants.
I think its actually 19 gene seed implants. but anyway whats the age limited for a person becoming a space marine? (besides info from lexi)
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how do they turn what they harvest from dead marines into 19 seperate organs?

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I think that the Gene Seed is the Primer that allows the other SM Implants to be accepted by the host.
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how do they turn what they harvest from dead marines into 19 seperate organs?
They don't. As I understand it, the gene-seed is only one organ, planted in the neck, that directs the other 18 (I think it's more than 20, though) superhuman organs planted throughout the body - like the third lung, second heart, the glands that inject pain-killers into a Marine's bloodstream, etc. Think of the gene-seed as a less complex brain; you only have one brain, but it controls and regulates your body. Unlike the brain, however, the gene-seed doesn't "die" (at least, not immediately) when the Marine does. That's why it's so precious, and its recovery is paramount. With it, the Chapter can create new initiates.

"What if you mix them?"... that's a good question. Gene-seeds can be corrupted or mutated, so to attempt to mix two or more would most likely result in fudged up Marines.


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