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when he was walking around....did he think he was better/superior to everyone else, that he was more important then any other human in the galaxy?
 

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Anyone who doesn't go by his birth name but rather by the given name "The Emperor of All Mankind" definitely has a god-complex of some sort going on.

Did he think his life more important than any other human? Yes, and I'd have to agree. Without him there was never a chance for Humanity to overcome Chaos. We'd have simply lived under it in some form or another.
 

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"The Emperor of All Mankind" definitely has a god-complex of some sort going on.
In The First Heretic we see names have power. Simply knowing the name of a person can give you power of him or her.

That's probably one of the reasons why the Emperor went only by his title.
 

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In The First Heretic we see names have power. Simply knowing the name of a person can give you power of him or her.

That's probably one of the reasons why the Emperor went only by his title.
if anyone knew the emperors name it must be someone he trusted and that knew him from very old days.

as for having power over him with the name not really that applies to deamons/entities not living humans like the emperor well when he was full flesh and blood and not stuck in glorified life support system.

If names had that kind of power living the primarchs would have bee controlled easily
 

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Pariah touches upon this.
 

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if anyone knew the emperors name it must be someone he trusted and that knew him from very old days.

as for having power over him with the name not really that applies to deamons/entities not living humans like the emperor well when he was full flesh and blood and not stuck in glorified life support system.

If names had that kind of power living the primarchs would have bee controlled easily
if you read Prospero burns, you will find out that the power of knowing someones name actualy has power over the living, tho it only was executed with the power of the warp for as far as I´m aware
 

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In The First Heretic we see names have power. Simply knowing the name of a person can give you power of him or her.

That's probably one of the reasons why the Emperor went only by his title.
if anyone knew the emperors name it must be someone he trusted and that knew him from very old days.

as for having power over him with the name not really that applies to deamons/entities not living humans like the emperor well when he was full flesh and blood and not stuck in glorified life support system.

If names had that kind of power living the primarchs would have bee controlled easily
It would seem that a Warp nexus must be involved, by either the user of the named, or the named themselves. Otherwise, WH40K would be a true fantasy, where every parent could get their child to behave simply by calling out their full 'true name'. I try it with mine and not so much.
 

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Where have we seen the Emperor showcase his 'superiority' over those who served him?

Just because he's the most powerful entity in the Imperium doesn't automatically make him have said complex.

To me he's essentially Superman but with no qualms about killing millions if not billions for the greater good.
 

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as for having power over him with the name not really that applies to deamons/entities not living humans like the emperor well when he was full flesh and blood and not stuck in glorified life support system.
Alongside Pariah and Prospero Burns, Ahriman: Exile also supports the idea that is doesn't just wholly apply to daemons/warp entities:


Though, as Over Two Metres Tall said, the warp is certainly involved.

I am convinced that the main reason the Emperor is known only as "The Emperor" is because enemies being aware of his true name would be a massive ***** in his armour.

Where have we seen the Emperor showcase his 'superiority' over those who served him?

Just because he's the most powerful entity in the Imperium doesn't automatically make him have said complex.

To me he's essentially Superman but with no qualms about killing millions if not billions for the greater good.
If the Emperor had a human psyche, or something at least relatable, I would argue he had a form of god-complex. As a mortal, you can't wield that sheer amount of power and not have an "unshakable belief characterized by consistently inflated feelings of personal ability, privilege, or infallibility" (definition according to wikipedia).

There is evidence which can be used to argue this point, such as his treatment of the Primarchs or his disbelief at Horus' betrayal. But, of course, others can just as justifiably have an alternative viewpoint. :)
 

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There is evidence which can be used to argue this point, such as his treatment of the Primarchs or his disbelief at Horus' betrayal. But, of course, others can just as justifiably have an alternative viewpoint. :)
If by treatment of the Primarchs you mean his decision to keep them ignorant of the Pantheon then arguably you could say he felt they were not yet ready to be told. I'm hoping ADB provides a more plausible rationale for why he kept his sons in the dark.

Horus's betrayal. He knew his sons better than they knew themselves so he must have known Horus's betrayal wasn't because of built up anger. Perhaps what shocked the Emperor was Chaos got to him at some point and he wasn't sure how and when.
 

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....Otherwise, WH40K would be a true fantasy, where every parent could get their child to behave simply by calling out their full 'true name'. I try it with mine and not so much.
Oh man this quote had me laughing. I have children myself and it does sort of work. When I call them by their full name (rather than their pet or shortened name) they know they're in trouble. Also my wife says that the only time she ever gets called her full name (as she's always known by the shortened version) she thinks she's in trouble as it reminds her of her childhood. :grin:

It's not often I come to the Grimdark forum and find a Grin Dark quote instead. Thanks OTMT :laugh:
 

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Oh man this quote had me laughing. I have children myself and it does sort of work. When I call them by their full name (rather than their pet or shortened name) they know they're in trouble. Also my wife says that the only time she ever gets called her full name (as she's always known by the shortened version) she thinks she's in trouble as it reminds her of her childhood. :grin:

It's not often I come to the Grimdark forum and find a Grin Dark quote instead. Thanks OTMT :laugh:
You're most welcome! I just have to wonder if the Emperor, with 20 kids, actually gets their name right on the first go, or if he has to cycle through at least 3-4 before getting the right one. I can barely keep two straight.

"Dammit Angron, did you have to commit Exterminatus!"

"No Dad, I'm Russ, Angron was the one who committed Heresy. Will you get it right already?!"
 

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Hrm, I thought the Vatican was its own independent country, no?

A bit of googling would suggest so as well.
Inside Rome.
Yes, it's also a monarchy, and has a weird place in the EU.

It's surrounded by Rome... That's like saying Australia is in the Pacific ocean.....it's surrounded by it. Or like saying Switzerland is in France, Germany, Italy, or Austria.
 

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