Never liked the Orks being just stupid. I see them as something truly malicious to be afraid of that does awful stuff just for laugh. I mean if Orks enters a village, they might just as well torture the inhabitants or go into extremely cruel contests about who can throw scared villager the farthest as opposed to just kill them.Definitely on board with those saying the comedy of orks is a bit jarring. Whenever I've considered doing an ork army it was always based more on a combination of Elder Scrolls orsimer, LOTR orcs and Halo brutes. More intelligent orks who are still brutal, warlike and generally hostile but not brain dead clowns
It's a bit OTT, but I'm sort of fine with it as he is the plaything of Slaanesh.A particular bit of fluff I've always hated was Lucius being able to come back to life. Absurd. If the plot ever moves on I'd hope he gets killed by a carnifex or something that wouldn't think twice about the kill and he'd remain dead forever
Didn't the fact that they didn't want another Space Marine to be truly mighty again come into play? After all Guilliman is supposed to be a genius that outshines Empy all the time? Or so it seems.Simply put, because there was no all-guiding Emperor anymore. No main figurehead where previously a disagreement meant almost nothing in light of the Emperor's knowledge and authority. "..buuut dad.."