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Descriptions of Horus vs Images of him.

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Maybe it is just me, but when reading HH books with the descriptions of Horus, I don't imagine him in the Terminator armour with no peripheral vision and huge quantities of plugs in his bald scalp.

I was just looking at the picture that is here : http://www.blacklibrary.com/Images/BL/blog/2010/07/Age2.jpg

And while it is a nice fearsome depiction, that is completely at odds with the charasmatic, standing on the bridge looking out into space, wounded unto death by the anethma character I have in my head.

Anyone else, or am I the only one ?
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Keep in mind that many changes came about for Horus when he turned against the Emperor. Is it no surprise that he would adopt a completely different look than the one he had been known for? The one that is most commonly associated with the Emperor and everything he stood for?

In regards to the terminator armour and lack of vision, amongst other things. Horus is still a primarch, his sense are beyond that of any other who would be in such an armour, and he is powered by the chaos gods. Maybe he just didn't need his peripheral vision because he would be able to sense or feel anyone sneaking up on him?
Methinks the artists need to lay off the whatever it is they are smoking and realise these are all men who have had centuries of up close brutal combat and would be arrayed in a way that is less ostentatious and more combat functional.
Well keep in mind that unlike marines and normal men and women, primarchs were essentially walking gods. Whatever they wore and used was combat functional and effective. (Some primarchs waded into combat and got out with barely a scratch, while others felt honoured by their wounds. Combat effective can really mean little to people like that; for them as long as it works they are good to go.)

For all we know, that backpack thing you see there could actually be some sort of weapon that allowed Ferrus to attack at range while leaving his hands free.
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