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    Default 20 Primarchs, 20 Legions, Why?

    Does anyone know the significance behind the creation of 20 Primarch / 20 Legions? Why the Emperor chose this specific number to create? I mean 100,000 Marines in each Legion, equals 2 million Marines total. Is there something specific about 2 million Marines?

    Seems like a pretty galaxy shaping decision to be make (unlike most of the Emperor's decisions ) so wondered if anyone knew "Why 20?"
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    Most likely because when the original guys who created 40k from rogue trader created the marine legions all sat arounda table drinking..lots!
    White scars are named because scars go white...lol
    Ultramarine is a colour of blue, so make them blue!
    Dark angels are a huge joke because of theprimark Lion'El Johnson, who was a homosexual poet a while back, so ther joke there is that all dark angels are gay.
    20 is the number they could think up decent names of, simple lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by philwinky View Post
    Most likely because when the original guys who created 40k from rogue trader created the marine legions all sat arounda table drinking..lots!
    White scars are named because scars go white...lol
    Ultramarine is a colour of blue, so make them blue!
    Dark angels are a huge joke because of theprimark Lion'El Johnson, who was a homosexual poet a while back, so ther joke there is that all dark angels are gay.
    20 is the number they could think up decent names of, simple lol
    really? then why are only 18 listed anywhere? It probably goes back to the RT days and the fluff they laid out not really thinking about the overall scale of things. The original legions were meant to be shock troops, not foot soldiers. thats what the guard is for.

    they probably figured that 20 legions were more than enough.

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    Maybe the original GW staff were 20 strong and 2 decided to quit the hobby?
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    There are 2 Legions that have been completely expunged from ALL Imperial records for something they did. Seeing as there are even records of the Horus Heresy... wow, what the ---- did they do?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegon View Post
    There are 2 Legions that have been completely expunged from ALL Imperial records for something they did. Seeing as there are even records of the Horus Heresy... wow, what the ---- did they do?!
    Nobody knows....but my theory is they did the same thing as in the Horus Heresy, they fell to Chaos, but it was the first time it had hapenned, and the Emperor lived on in despair, deciding to expunge them from records in an attempt to forget what they did. But hey...thats just one theory...


    The other one I have is one of he legions is the Blood Ravens and something hapenned, which resulted in the loss of their Primarch and a lot of their force. Which is why the Blood ravens know nothing of their past because it has been expunged, and GW might be hinting to that by making them refer their Primarch as "The Unknown Primarch"


    Again these are all crazy theories...i dont actually know.
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    21 primarchs if you include omegeon.

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    Why thank you :D

    EDIT: Actually, Alpharius and Omegon are both half-Primarchs, a mutation when they were being created caused them to split into two beings.

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    Didn't the death guard and the emperors cilderen go all evil?
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    2 Chapters might have done an irrevocable damage regarding Warp and humanity.

    Considering Warp is a sea of emotions, a galaxy of relaxed and relatively peaceful entities would have a warp relaxed and relatively peaceful nature. Also, IIRC belief influences as well when warp attuned material species believe as the Inquisition's attempt to make Emperor ascend by making EVERYONE believe forcefully or Eldar Gods that were shaped from the Warp but weren't all evil.

    Imperial Truth was an atheist's manifesto. Emperor himself attempted to make Chaos Gods' names and influenced erased by ignorance. These Chapters might have destroyed that attempt completely.

 

 
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