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Warhammer - Emperor of Mankind by GENZOMAN Warhammer - Emperor of Mankind by GENZOMAN
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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:iconsiradein:
Siradein Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2018
Death to the False Emperor!
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:iconmr-meloetta:
Mr-Meloetta Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
FOR THE EMPEROR!
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:iconrearmeddreamer:
RearmedDreamer Featured By Owner Edited Oct 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
All hail the Man-Emperor of Man-kind!
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:icon0502matt:
0502matt Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018
It's Ya Boi
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:iconrearmeddreamer:
RearmedDreamer Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Lucius? Who let you in here? :P
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:icon0502matt:
0502matt Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018
-_- idk if you're joking but, watch the 2nd TTS Voxcast
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:iconrearmeddreamer:
RearmedDreamer Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, I saw it not too long ago. Your comment just reminded me of TTS Short 5.
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:iconsivrio:
Sivrio Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018
Everyone who sees this must pay tribute to the Emperor by Favving.
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:iconpotoshandra:
Potoshandra Featured By Owner May 9, 2018
Nice Armor :) 
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:icondarrollayman2015:
DarrolLayman2015 Featured By Owner May 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
The walking image of beauty right there.
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:iconnicksterdagames:
NicksterDagames Featured By Owner May 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This picture is the feeling I get when I correct my an adult.
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:iconmatestmon:
MatEstMon Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2017
THE EMPEROR PROTECTS!
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:icongurdim:
Gurdim Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017
funnily (or cruelly ironically?) enough, is far more a good guy than the empire he left behind and that was trying to keep him alive xD 
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:iconraphaelmf:
Raphaelmf Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017
WAIT! WHERE IS THE GHAL-MARAZ?
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:icon0502matt:
0502matt Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018
Wrong Warhammer
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:icontnynfox:
Tnynfox Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017  Student General Artist
Can I make a parody of this with Asgore Dreemurr (Undertale)?
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:iconerdervv:
erdervv Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017
I've been looking around your gallery today, and i'm astounded that a lot of images i love were made by you, it's mazing how your works are all over the net.
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:iconcrouchingallosaurus:
CrouchingAllosaurus Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017
No world beyond his reach, no enemy beyond his wrath.
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:icontnynfox:
Tnynfox Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Student General Artist
Daily Psykers - 6 flavors!

Kindness
Perseverance
Bravery
Justice
Patience
Integrity
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:iconrairyu:
rairyu Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
Still hands down the best Emperor of Mankind picture ever!!
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:iconkokoda39:
kokoda39 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017
To Xhydralisk 

I was giving permission by GENZOMAN to use this Image, Please keep your VENOM! to you're self.

Form kokoda39
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:iconxhydralisk:
Xhydralisk Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Some asshole is stealing your art:
kokoda39.deviantart.com/art/Th…
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:iconthe-pbg:
The-PBG Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017
Just because he wields a fiery sword, wears nothing but gold, emits a glow pretty much all the time, has a flawless appearance, is charismatic as hell, is able to move mountains with his mind and can riddle you full of mind bullets does not mean he wants to be seen as a god!
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:icondarkmandcore15:
Darkmandcore15 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
THE EMPERORS LIGHT IS MY TORCH
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:iconbadmoon35:
badmoon35 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016
beautiful work
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:iconarandompokemonfan:
Arandompokemonfan Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016
And when he returns, the enemies of man will fall! 
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:iconraymondnarvaez21:
RaymondNarvaez21 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016
FOR THE EMPEROR!!
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:iconreaper1998:
Reaper1998 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
cool
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:iconregistraiter:
RegisTraiter Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016
Behold the Emperor, in all His Glory!
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:iconhunterdarkwolf:
HunterDarkWolf Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Student Artist
Long live the All Father
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:iconpresley0402:
Presley0402 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016
What if I told you the "God-Emperor" on the throne is actually Horus.
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:icontnvdaz:
TNVDaZ Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I doubt it.
Horus body after the final battle aboard the Vengeful Spirit was claimed by Abaddon, taken to the Sons of Horus fortress, stolen by the Emperor Children and used in experiments by Fabius Bile.
Judging by Bile´s actions in the past, no doubt the body was destroyed by him or by Abaddon when he destroyed all the clones of the Primarchs.

Its the Emperor that sits in the throne or giving weight to some assumptions, Malcador the Sigilite.

But eitherway, state your sources. 
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:iconmeowz123:
Meowz123 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016
HERESY!
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:iconpresley0402:
Presley0402 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016
Oh but I speak the truth merely as I was told. Ask yourself this, what does a daemon feed on?
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:iconmeowz123:
Meowz123 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016
Mere mortal such as ourselves. The Emperor is infallible.
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:iconpresley0402:
Presley0402 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016
Mortals such as ourselves yes, correct. But, which mortals specifically, hmmm? If you remember, they feed on the souls of psykers. Now fellow faithful tell me this: how is the Emperor kept alive?
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Meowz123 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016
By the sacrifice of thousands of faithful psychers who cannot control themselves. Also, the Emperor has incredible willpower and would be able to combat any demon. Furthermore, the Emperor is the greatest power of Order in the universe. If he was corrupted by Chaos, why would the Chaos Gods want him dead?
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Presley0402 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016
Simple, because he is not the God-Emperor. At least not the one that charged in Horus' flagship. Simply put, Horus betrayed the Ruinous Powers because he would have to share the throne with them.
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SomwhereDreaming Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016
HERESY!

And you are wrong. Not only because the sacrifice powers the Astronomicon  wich is, for the Imperium, the only thing that safe them from the Endtime. But also that the sacrifices are less for the Emperor himself but for the Golden Throne.

And...dont forget Malcador. In his sacrifice you see that in no way it was the Emperor that took the energy of a psyker but his throne.

There are more things that would end your theory. For example belive in one god, may it be Chaos or Emperor, gives them power.
So if all belive in the Emperor, that would give him, not Horus at his place, power. Or that its all known (canon) that the emperor not only
killed but destroyed ever little bit of Horus. And so on.

Now, have fun with the
Ordo Hereticus.
;)
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MartmeisterPaladin Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Hobbyist
Ave Imperator!
Praise be to the Man-Emperor of Mankind!
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:iconmakmurjaya:
Makmurjaya Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
FOR THE EMPEROOOORRRR!
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:iconloverofcarnage:
loverofcarnage Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016
when Jesus Christ shaves his beard, has god-level psychic powers, and wears a large golden set of armor
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:iconskullmuffins:
SkullMuffins Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016
When Jesus has ... God powers?
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:iconnicaris:
Nicaris Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016
And a badass energy sword to purge mankind (though the god emperor tried to prevent people considering him a god, not very successfully)
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:iconloverofcarnage:
loverofcarnage Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016
possibly
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:iconmicuet:
micuet Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:) (Smile)  great job, and this is not heresy 
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alithking Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
Por El Emperador de Terra! que es amado por todos, éste es mi favorita de toda tu vasta y extraordinaria galería Genzo, felicidades por que muy pocos lo han logrado plasmar en todo su esplendor y gloria, una vez más Genzo felicidades.
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:iconreiler12:
reiler12 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015
FOR EMPEROR. KILL THE HERETICS.
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:iconspartan-180:
SPARTAN-180 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015
The Emperor protects.
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