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  • Yes: Slaanesh is too mature.

    1 1.61%
  • Yes: Slaanesh was sleazy in a bad way.

    4 6.45%
  • Yes: Slaanesh's models were bad.

    1 1.61%
  • Yes: As long as it's replaced.

    2 3.23%
  • Yes: Slaanesh was just too 80's to live.

    2 3.23%
  • No: Slaanesh was cool!

    6 9.68%
  • No: Slaanesh represents a mature aspect of the game I value.

    12 19.35%
  • No: Slaanesh may be dumb, but it's pat of the game's heritage.

    2 3.23%
  • No: Slaanesh is too critical to the fluff

    27 43.55%
  • No: I hate retcons on principle

    5 8.06%
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  1. #1

    Default Slaanesh gone: yay or nay?

    So, with it looking like Slaanesh is being removed from Age of Sigmar, what do we feel about the possibility of this happening in 40K too?
    Last edited by YorkNecromancer; 07-08-2015 at 12:46 PM.
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    I'm not bothered either way really, but if they take Slananesh out of 40k then that's pretty huge. The Emperors Children are pretty closely entwined with the deity. Will be interesting to see if he / she is written out as never happened, or destroyed. 4 chaos gods is a must and would leave a vacume, so it would be great to introduce a new God.......but what would be its niche ?
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    Situations a bit different I think, since they've lumped Skaven with their own god the Horned Rat into the Chaos faction they were looking at having 5 Chaos Gods rather than 4. There's no extra 'Chaosy' god in the 40K verse that I'm aware of that has similar prominence as the Horned Rat. If they WERE to remove Slaanesh in 40K I would expect Fulgrim to either take advantage/have a hand in it and manage to ascend to full Godhood as a replacement. It would certainly be in keeping with his ambition and Character's evolution. Quite how he would differ in aspect to Slaanesh however is anyone's guess.

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    I would not like it, Slaanesh in 40k is much more essential to the Universe than he/she was to Fantasy - removing Slaanesh would have them re-write the Fall and subjequently all Eldar- and Dark Eldar-fluff (the relation to Dark Elves or High Elves in WHF was not as intertwined as it is 40k as far as I recall)

    EDIT: and of course - poking a wasps' nest here - I always liked that Slaanesh and her/his Daemons (and in part the mortal followers) were more than bit outside the usual gender roles: Slaanesh can be male, female, both, neither and any shade in between; even if the not all of the sculpts looked like it Daemonettes are hemaphrodites; CSM followers of the Dark Prince tended to become more androgynous as time went on etc.
    I like to think that this is a somewhat progressive shade of 40k, I rather would not miss - sure, inclusion as bad guys to almost everyone else in the universe isn't excatly ideal but it is better than no inclusion at all; it could be way better but at least it is there
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    Not convinced it is being removed in fantasy, has warscrolls and models, I put it down to lazy fluff writing.
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    I could see them doing almost anything these days really

    would be the end of my 40k Id say,
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    I doubt Slaanesh in 40k is going anywhere. Too closely tied into the background (with the Fall of the Eldar, all those warp storms, the Emperor's Children etc.) in a way s/he wasn't really in (latter-day) Warhammer.
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    Personally I always felt it was just an excuse to scour t'internet for sexed-up pinup models and thus justify them with, "well, it's Slaanesh." However, I'm not going to rip stuff from the game that others enjoy just because I personally don't.

    The rumours of Slaanesh being removed from AoS are ridiculous anyway. 40K has been age 12+ for a while IIRC, and all we have to go on is a small fluff excerpt that has no bearing on the crunch anyway...
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    I don't think the rumours are ridiculous but I agree that some of the "evidence" marshalled for them are. Like, yeah, 12+ is what they're always categorized as, it's the lowest you can go while selling a product with small pieces, knives and glue.

    Personally, I hope Morathi's spirit kicked Slaanesh in the gender-ambiguous unmentionables and took their mantle while Lord Tyrion was doing something improbably heroic. I can live with that.
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  10. #10

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    As much as I've always found a lot of the focus on Slaanesh to be puerile and stupid, and vastly ignoring huge swaths of potentially interesting narrative in favor of "hurr breasts...", this would require a huge reworking of the Eldar.

 

 
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