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i don't think northern sagas are copyrighted...
yeah, just about this, the Northern gods and saga's are not exactly a Marvel thing, despite Marvel turning Thor into a fancy superhero.
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and Heimdall into a black guy

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THAT I can live with, its their own cinematic universe they are depicting not the actual norse panteon where Heimdall was actualy the palest fucker out there.
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When visiting the GW site today, I literally had to look twice to notice the power-armoured gun/crossbow wielding guy were not space marines. Please don't paint them blue...
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Here's how I think it breaks down. Are Stormcast Eternals the same as Space Marines? No. Are they similar? Certainly. The real question though is, why is that a problem? So GW took inspiration from the most popular 40k army to try to invigorate Age of Sigmar. That just makes good business sense. The people who are complaining it are probably the same people who complain that GW don't do market research too.

But here's the thing. 40k and Fantasy have always had equivalent armies. Eldar/High Elves, Dark Eldar/Dark Elves, Necrons/Tomb Kings, Chaos Warriors/Chaos Marines, Orks/Orcs. I don't remember people complaining about the obvious similarities in any of these.

I like Space Marines. I like Stormcast Eternals. If you don't like Space Marines, you probably won't like Stormcast Eternals. The fortunate thing for you is that you have the choice of a bunch of other armies to choose from.
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THAT I can live with, its their own cinematic universe they are depicting not the actual norse panteon where Heimdall was actualy the palest fucker out there.
And it's the Marvel cinematic universe that Stormcast Eternals resemble, like identically. I'm not talking about the original Scandinavian mythology - reading the fluff book that comes with the AoS starter set, I had to double check to see that I wasn't reading the screenplay for Marvel's Thor.

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But here's the thing. 40k and Fantasy have always had equivalent armies. Eldar/High Elves, Dark Eldar/Dark Elves, Necrons/Tomb Kings, Chaos Warriors/Chaos Marines, Orks/Orcs. I don't remember people complaining about the obvious similarities in any of these.
Exactly my point. Both the Space Marine and Stormcast are supersoldiers made solely for war, they are each other's equivalent in the other game. Does that mean they are the same thing? No. It's the detail that matter, as always, and they say to me that the Stormcast and the Space Marines are quite distinct from each other.


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...The real question though is, why is that a problem?... .
I don't play Marines, but I have been wondering what exactly the problem is with that myself?

I think it's just another thing to bash GW with, inferring that they have no imagination and must re-invent something from a popular franchise to sell in their new one.
I don't know why that matters.
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I would do exactly the same if I was in charge of GW, people like marines, like crazy much! Why not bring them into a system that struggels, it can really do no harm.

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