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Evolution of heresy UPDATE by TD-Vice Evolution of heresy UPDATE by TD-Vice
So, here's the character development timeline, from a simple kid to his present state being an augmented Raptor.

I wanted to convey possibly the feel, that even being a loyalist, Torturer was never fit for the job, and it was quite predictable that he'd defect.

Now to answer a few questions on the character.

- What chapter is he from?
Initially, the Emperor's Wolves chapter. It's listed in the Codex Astartes as Chapter of unknown, possibly late founding and mostly unknown history. Geneseed derivated from Space Wolves, whom Torturer, ironically, hates.

The 6th Assault Company of said chapter got lost in the Warp, and later returned as a Khornate warband with a high level of Raptor deployment. This reflects the Khorne-worshipping of the character.

- The kid looks weedy, he'd never make into an Astartes

Astartes are made through surgery, and potential recruits are taken based on many factors, not just visible strength. Torturer was a spoiled offspring of a high-ranking aristocrat and head of the Zobeslaus House branch on Tarsus, Scintilla, and was intensely trained in martial hand-to-hand combat since childhood - this resulted in his recruiting.

-Why's the Scout so sad?
To reflect the fact that the character was ultimately pissed of by his transmutation into an Astartes and never let go off that bitterness untill his betrayal.

-The charcter in his loyalist days looks a lot like your BP character, Blind. The fuck?
Both characters are partially - Torturer bigger, defo - self-inserts and their physique is based on mine. Naturally, they look similair.

-Why did the character's backpack changed from newer to older?
Armor parts were lost often during irresponsible battle tactics. Same went for the backpack, which was taken from the old company's relic stock.

Why'd a Khorne worshipper go Slaanesh? That's heresy!
Why the fuck not?)
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sangenjin Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017
Surprised that a deamon or a prince isn't up there.
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kebo2311 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016
Alright i've heard of a side chick but that takes the cake. Still, slaanesh is happy i guess XD
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cadianfighter Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016
How does one go from khorne as their patron to slaanesh ?
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warbossgingernutrukk Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why is the emperors wolfs logo the crux mechanicus but with rayqazas head?
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drxardon Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
Nurgle is the best chaos god... Unless you want good cereal.
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Melanochrome Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
Hello! I'm a great fan of Slaanesh, Emperor's Children in general, and Lucius the Eternal in particular. But you're art...
I admire you for the creation of your character, Torturer, who has so much personality! Sometimes I think you have put your entire soul on him, it's just incredible!
I wish him a long life of pleasures and, for you, the reward for your unbeatable talent!
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Noblownolove Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Кхорн ,Слаанешь перебежать от одного к другому слишком упрта если ты не хаоса неделимый или чёрный легион .
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emprahsque23 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Looking at the last picture. He's a real monster.
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666inflames666 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I frickin love your work !
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Robguil4774 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
From nihil to nightmare!
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williamcll Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Wait, why is there a dead body on his shoulder?
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nurgledisciple14 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013   Writer
Chaos is never about the 'Whys?', it's about the 'Why Nots?'.
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williamcll Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Why not he put something else?
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nurgledisciple14 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013   Writer
Maybe the corpse matches his eyes, Chaos isn't always fledged in random fits of violence you know.
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ASteriFegari Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Artist
i would love to make this as a figure conversion! AWESOME idea for this character :D EVERYTHING FOR SLAANESH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D hahaha i have alot of idea's ive been drawing up, i made a character for my army called FACERAPER ahahaha be horn codpiece. but im more of a turning into a Daemon prince kinda guy xD
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The-Myster-Man Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
I have to ask one big thing about Torturer that you don't mention in your FAQ. When did he loose his legs, and how?
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually wrote in a separate character bio.

His legs were cut off by a SoB Penitent Engine while he was with the Blood Disciples.
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The-Myster-Man Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
No way? Brutal. I always wondered where he got the bionic legs.

I'll have to read it. Any referrence to look for it?
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PhaidrosthePeep Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Good backstory, makes Torturer a lot more interesting.
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Waiting-For-The-End Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The shape of the eyes being kept relatively the same but differentiated through facial and brow expression through out the evolution is so nice to see.
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Warpwind Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
I think he went slaaneshi for chicks. and by the looks of it he got one
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Wafflewarrior7 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Damned fascinating. Damned fascinating. Torture though this is 40k, I think this, despite the very concept art style of this, almost depicts the effect war can have on a man. Christ, how inhuman it is in the end. Great work- And still love Torturer. You should update him at some point, man, give him some new gear, new alliances once you get bored of the current. Side note- I miss your blood pact soldiers :<
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Derelicy Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
I love your ability to add severity to your characters personality in conjunction with showing the intensity of 40k warfare in its very grittiest and darkest forms. You capture how Slaanesh and Chaos in general shape his growth. it shows a great sense of...'maturity' is too bland a word, but in a sense how he begins to expand his younger boundaries wider and wider with age [and he still has a few weaknesses to make him interesting, even difficult]. Overall your character covers a great breadth of changes.
...so yeah i guess thats just nice to see someone put some real work into a character...
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Belazikkal Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Faved for referential reasons :meow:
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shirowscafe Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
(from your discussion with ~ImperialAssassin) "For an evil character, he(Torturer)'s also not enough selfish and etc. "

That suprised me, I never got such an impression as a watcher/reader. Especially since (at last for me) Slaanesh is mainly about selfishness.
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, that would be seen in later fanfic chapters.

And slaanesh is about perfection and self-indulgence, but not necessary selfishness.

As I said, the character isnt the run of the mill GW villain, and not that one-dimensional.
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shirowscafe Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
But is not that he makes to build this perfection at the expense of others? Is not it what makes him a god of chaos?
I understood him as "Takie what you want to, no matter what".

Yes, of course. That's why I like your characters, you always avoid to make them flat.
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its silly to think that Chaos has any "rules" of conduct in the first place. Thats why its Chaos, ever man is free to forge his own path. Perfection by any means, and by any its really ANY. You just need to stop thinking it of in terms of pure evil.
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shirowscafe Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
(fff I decided to stay and write back to it , even If I missed my last bus home because of it. But I need time to think and focus on hitting in right keyboard buttons. It's freezing cold and my hands are shaking)

Fuck, whatever I wite I delete- nothing sounds as I want to.... I'm sitting here like an idiot and argueing with myself.
You know, whenever I thought about Slaanesh in these terms I felt that it must be a trap... somehow. That it's too... perfect like this, and god born from such a depravation can't be that 'good', but on other site he IS a perfection, so...
But maybe I'm looking on it the wrong way, maybe it's not about the way of fulfilling one's goals, but about goals themeselfs, the needs that Slaanesh is intensifying, that needs and wantings that he's patronizing are alredy distorted or...
But as you said, ever man is free to forge his own patch. So it's his own choise what he wants to, and how he'll made it.
On the other side are't the Chaos Gods who manipulate the mortals, corrupt them and treat like the pawns? Not that the Imperium doesn't, but werent they created as a resemblance of opposites like chaos/order, what was ment to be like wrong/right? I know that GW's creation is not straight black/white, because Imperium, pushed as protagonist is not plain good, but Chaos is created as something opposite, something 'worse'. Maybe it'n not ment to, maybe I'm dumb. As you said, yes, it's chaos anyways, and cahos is.... chaos. And even if, GW crew are not the oracle, their ideas might be better or worse and It's not a must to follow everything they are trying to (don't delude ourselfs) sell. But...

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The longer I think about it, the more I feel that I don't underestand it at all. But I really like to underestand things, so I'll probably spend another few days thinking about it. Even if it's only a game and I have better things to do.
And now I'll for sure be this silly to push 'Add Comment' button and spam your comment sections with this shit.
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shirowscafe Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
kurwa, I alredy regret it.
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i have a question, albeit a stupid one... when he was a merc, how'd he get paid? with money? (2 questions..darnit.)
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lillbro Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Hey TD, I've always wondered.. How come you associate yourself with Chaos and not the Imperium? I mean, Chaos stands for anarchy, betrayal, disloyalty and self idulgence, whilst the Imperium stands for nationalism, cultural conservatism, preservation of racial purity and the utter destruction of liberal views on religion and culture. Correct me if I'm wrong, but Chaos doesn't really seem to be your game..
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nopey. Imperuim is a communist theocracy built on american hooray-patriotism footing.

Chaos stands for individualism, transhumanism and becoming more and more powerful, while the imperium is all about shooting soldiers in the back of the head. That's why I like Chaos more.
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lillbro Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Well, yeah, trudat about the Imperium being a theocracy, but I would hardly describe it as communist. Based on it's totalitarian rule, as well as it's political and sociological hierarchy, the Imperium is more similar to a national-socialistic soceity. And even though it's driving patriotism is based on, well, "american hooray-patriotism footing", it's admirable patriotism still.

As for Chaos, their transhumanistic ideals are completely inherited from the Imperium and the Adeptus Mechanicus. The only difference there is that the forces of chaos has taken their transhumanism to the the extent of mutating humans with xenos DNA and organs, Slaanesh cultists in particular.
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's nothing about the Imperium that's national-socialist. Xcept for xenophobia, but that's all.
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lillbro Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Oh cmon! It's too National-socialistic :P.. It's the same form of fascistic construct of military and police as Nazi-Germany, the same class system based on rewarded merit and ability, just as strong opposition to democracy, liberalism, capitalism and equality, and they owe an almost fanatical devotion to one central leader, whom the entire empire (or Reich if you will ;P) stands below. It's a society where self-sacrifice is expected if needed, and if the Emperor (or why not the Fuhrer) demands it, any one part of that society would gladly put a gun to his own head.

They have an active organ that specializes in rooting out and eliminating heresy or mutants (like marxists or jews), or people associating with such. It's a constantly expanding organization that aims to claim the entire world under it's own rightful rule, and does so with relentless determination and prefers not to suffer any diplomacy to any one, unless they would encounter a soceity that is somewhat useful to them. For instance, the Imperium have on rare occasions temporarily allied themselves with xenos for the greater good of the Imperium, like the Tau (see whut i did there).

Their is also another nation included within the Imperium, without the exact same ideals, but still the same goal of an all ruling empire. The main point of this is that even though the Imperium won't acknowledge the political and social ideology, nor some heretical aspects of the people and culture of the allied nation (I'm of course talking about the Adeptus Mechanicus, or perhaps Musolinis Kingdom of Italy, or maybe the Great Japanese Empire.. hmm?) the alliance is necessary and provide to the empires cause.

I mean please, okay okay, none of that had anything to do with actual national-socialism, but admit it, the Imperium is fucking Nazi Germany in space :P. I mean, if you wanna play with it, try to exchange some of the words. Adeptus Arbites = Gestapo, The inquisition and the storm troopers = SS, High lords of terra = NSDAP etc....
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holytranquil Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
So, what made him choose Slaanesh? Aside from the porn and hot daemonettes? And eternal pleasure...and tits, lots of tits?
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Slaanesh gave him direction to grow in, where Khorne was just un-systematic slaughter without any reason.
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ADHadh Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Student Filmographer
"Why'd a Khorne worshipper go Slaanesh? That's heresy!"
Like he wasn't a heretic already.
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FollenOne Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Круто рисуешь. Отличные арты. ДА и музычку к видеоурокам славную подбираешь ) Жаль, галерея не часто обновляется ) Спросить хотел, скавенов в 40к не присутсвует? Любоваться прийдется только хаоситами?
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Не часто? Пиздец я последнее время каждый день пощу)

В 40к скавенов нет, но иногда я их рисую.
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FollenOne Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
хм...а в галерее последние добавленные работы только в начале идут, или и в середину тоже закинуть может? Просто, я постоянно просматриваю твои, небыло-небыло, а потом, вот, 4 работы появилось...
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Neetsfagging322297 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
So he had already killed by the time he was 11?

Nice trophy, one can only try to figure out what the next stage may look like.
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Killed servitors and slaves on the arena, kicked other's priveledged kids like him asses.
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Neetsfagging322297 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
11 and already a badass? Nice.

Of all of the sick six, Torturer is still the one that saw the most changes in his life and went the furthest, yes?
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mostly, yeah. The others were rather straightforward,
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Torture's own life and childhood wouldn't happen to be based upon events in your own life would they? :P
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ImperialAssassin Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
They are quite blatantly based off TD's life.

Childhood: Spoiled Child (At least from TD's Adult Perspective)
Scout/Early Teens: Ordinary but slightly resentful
Assualt Marine/Late Teens: Still ordinary, but even more resentful, and starting to develop hatred towards society and the system.
Khorne Raptor: Raging against the system, drops from university, intense and open hatred. Becomes a Neo-Nazi
Unaffiliated Raptor:
Sinks into Depression. Sees a Psychologist.
Slaanesh Raptor:
Maintains Neo-Nazism but is more stable, and arguably more subtle than before.

All gleaned off his own journals. Don't hesitate to tell em I'm incorrect, which I probably am.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Indeed, I assumed as such, but mainly asked for the sake of asking. :p
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Walking-Maelstrom Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Brilliant, Sigmund.

What strikes me as hilarious is that you've gone ahead and got his whole life pegged without even getting to know him. I made the attempt despite differences of personality and I gotta say this is pretty fucking half-assed.
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