Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: The Lathe Worlds (a.k.a. southwestern Pennsylvania, USA)
Is it just me...or does anyone else get the impression that the Legion of the Damned might be the remnants of one of the Missing Primarchs' Legions? And that the Animus Malorum might be the Primarch's skull?
Hear me out. I'm familiar with the known story of the Legion's origins as the Fire Hawks chapter, but as we all known GW likes to tweak things and retcon 40K history constantly--especially now, in light of the Horus Heresy series' developments. I think they're doing the same for the Legion of the Damned.
First of all, they go by the name Legion, unlike, to my knowledge, any other chapter of loyalist Space Marines. But, more importantly, in the recent LotD story collection, "Animus Malorum" strongly seems to suggest that the aforementioned artifact is the skull of a Primarch, considering its unusual size and properties. Also, the new stories hint that the Legion has been around a long time, and that they replenish their numbers by taking worthy Space Marines who die selflessly in battle. Perhaps the Fire Hawks will soon be recognized as just another group of worthies inducted into the Legion of the Damned.
Anyway...what do y'all think?
Derek C. F. Pegritz
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