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are only Space Marines entombed in Dreadnoughts? say a Inqustor died could he be Entombed in a Dreadnought? or sisters of battle? How about a Liveing saint:angel: in a Dreadnought :)grin:)
 

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Only Space Marines get Dreadnoughts - there are probably non-military version that preserve life but without combat functions.
 

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Theres never been a non-space marine that has become a dreadnaught to my knowledge.

Part of Dreadnaught technology interfaces with the black carapace of a Space Marines body which makes it in effect a giant suit of armor, and also gives it its lie support functions by being able to monitor the bodies condition by the same links.

Hence, a non-space marine wouldn't have the necessary connectors etc, to be able to use it.
 

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What about Inquisitor Lord Fyodor Karamazov? Isn't his Throne of Judgement based on a Dreadnought? So he either has the black carpace, or you don't need one to control a dread...
 

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Was the Inquisitor a Space Marine earlier in his career? Some Space Marines do go on to work for other aspects of the Imperium's war machine, so this is not impossible. Some Inquisitors definitely use Power Armour, so must also have the Black Carapace.
 

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BC is not a prerequisite for Power Armor. It just makes it work better. Adepta Sororitas don't have BC, but wear Power Armor.
 

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Was the Inquisitor a Space Marine earlier in his career? Some Space Marines do go on to work for other aspects of the Imperium's war machine, so this is not impossible. Some Inquisitors definitely use Power Armour, so must also have the Black Carapace.
They would have to be released from their Chapter to become anything other than an Astartes and that just wouldn't happen.

Inquisitor Lord Fyodor Karamazov's Throne of Judgement might have certain mechanisms similar to a Dreadnoughts but the MIU (Mind Interface Unit) necessary for the use in a Dreadnought- or Titan- is not present.
 

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Space Marines are released from their chapters to work with the Inquisition sometimes, and it is very strongly hinted at in the Grey Knights novels.
 

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Deathwatch are marines seconded to the ordo xenos, but this is not a permanent thing. They only serve the Inquisition for a limited time before returning to their chapter. Grey Knights are a chapter dedicated to daemon hunting, and for that reason work closely with the ordo malleus. But even they are technically an independent chapter themselves.
 

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BC is not a prerequisite for Power Armor. It just makes it work better. Adepta Sororitas don't have BC, but wear Power Armor.
Adepta sororitus power armour is lighter and less bulky then space marine armour, plus, it doesn't increase the strength of the user, or have many of the additionl functions that space marine armour does.
 

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Inquisitor Lord Fyodor Karamazov's Throne of Judgement might have certain mechanisms similar to a Dreadnoughts but the MIU (Mind Interface Unit) necessary for the use in a Dreadnought- or Titan- is not present.
As I understand it, Karamazov's throne is actually controlled by the two servitors (one gun servitor and one calculus logi) who are hard-wired into the sides of the pulpit (where the arms would be on a dread). He simply tells his servitors where to go, what to shoot at, etc. and they control the throne to make it carry out his orders.

TBH, the only other Imperial servants that I could see becoming dreadnoughts are tech priests - and even that is stretching it. For everyone else the fluff suggests that the only option is a life support system with no combat functions (like ravenor's floating throne) or bionic replacement of body parts like Col. Straken.
 

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For everyone else the fluff suggests that the only option is a life support system with no mobility or combat functions (like lesser versions of the golden throne) or bionic replacement of body parts until you become more machine than man...
Gideon Ravenor.
 

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It would be cool having a techpriest in a kind of dreadnought built for manufacturing stuff. It could also be possible if the tech priest was valued greatly (for example he could make plasma weapons that do not hurt their users).
 

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Was thinking the same thing myself... could you see a dreadnaught version of the conversion beamer for instance, or an anti-vehicle 'melta' close combat weapon?
 

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It would be cool having a techpriest in a kind of dreadnought built for manufacturing stuff. It could also be possible if the tech priest was valued greatly (for example he could make plasma weapons that do not hurt their users).
A Techpriest who knows how to make an ordinary plasma weapon is as valuable as an STC. If one were to know the secret of non-volatile plasma weapons, he'd be as valuable as an entire I-level forgeworld.
 

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Adepta sororitus power armour is lighter and less bulky then space marine armour, plus, it doesn't increase the strength of the user, or have many of the additionl functions that space marine armour does.
If their power armor didn't increase strength, it'd virtually just be a a big metal suit. The way SOB Power Armor works Vs. SM Power Armor is that the Black Carapace interfaces with the Power Armor so it feels more like a second skin to the marine. The way it works with sisters is that it in fact decreases their agility, giving them better protection but making them less graceful than a Marine.
 

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Director Secundus Tarik Ziz of the Callidus shrine got his hands on an indomitable class dreadnought and was interred in it. Whether or not he did this with the backing of Callidus escapes me but he was definitely a dreadnought complete with power fist.

He was Meh'lindi's surgeon in Ian Watsons Inquisition war trilogy.
 

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Director Secundus Tarik Ziz of the Callidus shrine got his hands on an indomitable class dreadnought and was interred in it. Whether or not he did this with the backing of Callidus escapes me but he was definitely a dreadnought complete with power fist.

He was Meh'lindi's surgeon in Ian Watsons Inquisition war trilogy.
Damn beat me to it.

He was indeed.
 

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Reading about him though, it seems that his body was heavily upgraded with artificial parts, and he'd experimented heavily with polymorphine.

The fact is though, even with being heavily modified, the implan procedure didn't go well and sent him crazy. So you couldn't really call it sucessful, especially when he had to steal it in the first place at great expense.
 
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