Favourite Human Horus Heresy/Black Library Character?
Let's face it, writing about all conquering Astartes, demi-God Primarchs and a soon to be God Emperor (whoops spolier .. nah not really) the HH writers have wisely decided to usually include a human or group of human characters for us follow.
So my question is, which human character have you most enjoyed following/readng about in both specifically the Horus Heresy series and then also any other Black Library fictions you have enjoyed.
If you answer (and I hope we'll get a good amout of replies on this one) for the love of the Corpse God don't just write character names without any explanation as to why you enjoyed them.
Anyway I'll go first (minor spoilers throughout) :
Cyrene from The First Heretic - This is perhaps one of A-D-B's best written characters (and he has written a few really good ones). The character stood out to me as being, not only a great way for us to view and understand the Word Bearer Legion, but also she played a vitally important role within both the Legion and the story itself.
Now I will also admit that I'm a big softy and the fact that it was both a girl as well as a disabled one (loss of eyesight due to that bastar... nevermind) really tugged on my heartstrings. But I also feel it added a fresh take on the various situations she found herself in, i.e. meeting the religious leaders on Colchis and the Primarch Lorgar etc as she couldn't see them and so it added a new dimension to the story as a whole.
Finally two scenes that really stuck with me are; the part where she and her ... ahem ... lover, wake up and he is late for the meeting, can't find his sabre etc, which I though was an excellent bit of characterisation which emphasised that, yes, these characters are grown-ups (something again A-D-B in particular does really well IMO) and also the her ending with Aquillon. I was literally devastated by what followed and am not ashamed to admit that like Argel Tal, I too read her final message more than once, and waited for it to be finished, but alas it wasn't to be.
Finally I'd like to add that even though I am playing Black Legion on the Table Top, my Vindicator shall be of the Word Bearer's Legion and I have actually nicknamed it 'Cyrene's Revenge'. Sigh ...
Anyway that was my favourite human character in both 40k fiction and the Horus Heresy Series specifically. There are others I enjoyed and I'll chip in about them if anyone else selects them as their favourites.
So, who is you favourite human character?
P.S How the heck do you start a poll, as i'll set one up, if we get enough responses?
Last edited by D-A-C; 12-03-10 at 01:22 AM.