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Warhammer - Emperor of Mankind

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Hi there guys, here goes another pic done in a livestream long time ago. This time, the Emperor of mankind from Warhammer universe, dedicated to :iconantcow: :) hope you like it

Bamboo/PSCS3/9hours/music: The Ship - Yoko Kanno (this is maybe my favorite track from her awesome Songs to Fly album)
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The Emperor of Mankind is the immortal ruling monarch of the Imperium of Man, and is described by the Imperial Ecclesiarchy and the Imperial Cult as the Father, Guardian and God of humanity. The Chaos Gods and the daemons of the Warp refer to him as "the Anathema" for he is the greatest embodiment of universal Order in the galaxy today. He has sat immobile, his body slowly crumbling, within the Golden Throne of Terra for over 10,000 standard years. Although once a living man, his shattered, decaying body can no longer support life, and it is kept intact only by the cybernetic mechanisms of the Golden Throne and a potent mind itself sustained by the daily sacrifice of thousands of lives. The Emperor chose to sacrifice his immortal life at the end of the Horus Heresy in the service and protection of Mankind. To humanity's countless trillions across the galaxy-spanning Imperium, he is nothing less than a God. Through his Imperium, Mankind is united and remains one of the most powerful intelligent races in the Milky Way Galaxy as well as its most dominant in terms of both population and territory held. United under one government, Mankind is able to survive the myriad deadly threats it faces from aliens, the Forces of Chaos and the Traitors, Heretics and mutants that lie within the Imperium's boundaries. The Imperium's rule, carried on in the Emperor's name since the end of the Horus Heresy by the High Lords of Terra and a multitude of Imperial organisations, has been long, oppressive and necessarily harsh. It has also resulted in technological and cultural stagnation, and a regression into tyranny, superstition and religious obfuscation and intolerance that would have horrified the Emperor. Though he is no longer responsive to external stimuli, the Emperor still lies at the very heart of the Imperium's continued existence. Although he cannot be directly involved in the day-to-day running of humanity's galactic government, his existence on the Golden Throne is vital to sustaining the Imperium, since his powerful mind's presence in the Immaterium maintains and directs the Astronomican, the psychic beacon that makes possible faster-than-light Warp travel and is vital to Imperial shipping, transportation, commerce and communication. He is said to guide his race through the psychically-reactive divination tool known as the Emperor's Tarot, which select psykers can consult to gain a glimpse of the future and the Emperor's will. He is also said to constantly battle the Chaos Gods in the Warp and prevent their further intrusion upon the material universe. His mind must remain vigilant at all times throughout the entire Imperium to safeguard the human race and to offer his protection to the faithful. Above all else, it is Mankind's collective belief in the Emperor's divinity that serves as humanity's greatest protection from Chaos and the other hideous dangers that plague the galaxy. As the Imperial Creed has taught for over 10,000 standard years, the Emperor protects...
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Raptore1917's avatar

games workshop treats its fandom followers so badly why do people still put up with them.

Emperor : embodiment of Mankind's pride and illusions of grandeur, immortality, salvation and power. Makes Humanity the N°1 power in the Galaxy in objective of building its eternal Golden Age.


Ruinous Powers : "We're gonna ruin this man's whole career."

UltimatePegasus-25's avatar
Hail to the Emperor of Mankind!

I, Captain Apollo Skyblade of the Star Dragons, pledge my loyalty to the imperium of man!

When your kids are fighting while you’re trying to fix your car.

Praised be the Emperor

manati20's avatar
rage1911's avatar

Emperor: At last! I’m finally ready to set things straight!

InfinityWarriorGragg's avatar

What if the Emperor had a Stand from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure?

DrUSB1's avatar

HE IS A MAN, AND YOU WILL PRAY TO HIM AS SUCH!!!

HAIL THE MAN EMPEROR!!! HE WILL MAKE THE EMPIRE GREAT AGIN!!! MOSTLY BY MURDERING ALL THE PEOPLE I DON'T LIKE!!!

"I find your lack of faith disturbing"

I don't know why it could be the facial structure but it also could be the hair but to me that just looks like a angry god emperor Matt Mercer
dromandkass's avatar

I see the likeness. When the DM Smiles, its already too late.

RearmedDreamer's avatar
This has got to be the most iconic image of the Emperor
He has SOOOOOO MANY F**KING THINGS to complain about. Thankfully Kitten, and later others, are there to help.
Codeyellow07's avatar

THE EMPEROR PROTECTS!

TO THE IMPERIUM OF MAN!

Ultimate-Degenerate's avatar
WE ARE THE GODS OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER
WE ARE THE SOLDIERS, THE LEGION OF LIGHT
WE ARE THE CENTER, THE DEATH OF THE SUN
FIRE AND FLAME, WE ARE ONE
samuel742's avatar
The Emperor protects us.

Praise your dead Emperor with all your faith, it won't stop Mankind from getting utlimately erased from the map of the Galaxy. Nothing lasts forever, except for the cycle of creation, preservation, decline and destruction which feeds Chaos. The only thing Humanity can do is fighting to survive longer and enjoy their time while they can.

Stop praying to a corpse human ! Live, love, drink, fuck and fight ! Fight for your planet ! Fight for your loved ones ! For your freedom ! For your species' survival ! Fight for what is concrete !

GrayLantern13's avatar
FOR THE EMPEROR!!!
Asshole889's avatar
I've seen this picture all over the internet, and now I've found the source.
NephilimRider's avatar
The Emperor of Mankind!
Flagman15's avatar
ALL HAIL THE EMPEROR OF MAN!
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