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Ok so when the Badab war happened Huron Blackheart and thje astral claws betrayed the Emperor. But what about those marines seconded to the Deathwatch. Surely they would not have been available. And second what about the chaplains and those marines who did not want to betray the emperor.
 

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I am sure that i have read somewhere that the chaplains got killed.




Though you raise a good point what about there dreadnoughts?
 

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well lets look at it like this if there were deathwatch marines in from the parent chapter they more than likely stay true to the deathwatch seeing how they were part of the parent chapter anymore
 

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i read a short story once in one of the many BL anthologies about a Corsair wanting to regain his honour and for his betrayal of Huron he was put into a dreadnaught....maybe some of them were...um turned if that is the word to use or the bodies ripped from the dreadnaught and left as carrion whilst he took the dreadnaughts. just a thought
 

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i read a short story once in one of the many BL anthologies about a Corsair wanting to regain his honour and for his betrayal of Huron he was put into a dreadnaught....maybe some of them were...um turned if that is the word to use or the bodies ripped from the dreadnaught and left as carrion whilst he took the dreadnaughts. just a thought
I know which story your talking about, the Corsair tried to help loyalists in locating the Tyrant but he was eventually caught and put into the dreadnought as punishment. Unlike a loyalist dreadnought, the marine was awake while he could do nothing, the sarcophagus kept him alive and nothing more, by the end of the story the thought of being trapped like that was driving him insane.
 

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Its possible yes, but for the most part not as likely, at least not in the same way as normal marines not interred in a dreadnought. Because dreadnoughts spend a fair amount of their time dormant, they are not awake or active to whatever is corrupting or changing the chapter.

This isn't always the case, sometimes they are there for the corruption, sometimes the change to traitor or 'traitor' are a difference of ideals, or the dreadnought was corrupted at a later date.
 

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so for a dreadnaught to be turned traitor is it because of an infusion with a demonic entity like some of the tanks or rhinos they use or even like the mighty titan Des Irae?
 

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Yes for the most part, unless the marine being put in the dreadnought is already corrupted. Then I guess no real effort required after that.
 
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