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Tapok
31-07-2008, 21:55
I realise that this thing I ask of you, brave Warseers, is to do more than simply court damnation; it is to fling open your gates and give to it your own weapon.

But my mind teeters on the edge of the sweet promise of being in possession of images of the great Gods of Chaos themselves. I have seen only the true image of Tzeentch, with the tube appendages on his back.

I crave the delights of the warp!

(Translation: Does anyone have pictures of the Chaos Gods? As I said - I have Tzeentch, but other pictures of him would also be welcome. I particually would like a picture of Khorne.)

baphomael
01-08-2008, 00:07
Oh gods, I remember those. I'll have to check my copies of realms of chaos (LatD *and* StD - I WIN!).

Interestingly, after the release of the daemon codex they had loads of original artwork in the gaming hall at warhammer world tied in with the daemon release - four of which where the original blanche monochromes of the chaos gods.

Gensuke626
01-08-2008, 00:12
If I had a scanner, I know the true visage of Khorne is in Realms of Chaos:Slaves to Darkness.

He looks like a big dog...

G.I.JimmyJazz
01-08-2008, 01:15
from what i understand, slaanesh appears as whatever your deep fantasy is, so its different for everyone. khorn is a big dog with horns, zteench is a plain everyday woman, and i dont know what nurgle is, im assuming a bloated diseased pus fulled flesh thing but im probley wrong

talos935
01-08-2008, 01:30
I thought with them being gods etc. They could take a form at a whim, but they would have prefered forms ofcourse ;)

Alessander
01-08-2008, 01:52
From Realm of Chaos, Slaves to Darkness and Lost and the Damned. The little sun symbol in the middle is the artist mark, this one is John Blanche.

First pic is the only pic of Slaanesh that I know of.

Kage2020
01-08-2008, 01:52
There is the following picture:

The Ruinous Powers (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/Kage2020/RuinousPowers.jpg)

Kage

Edit: Dang it, just pipped to the post.

Marsekay
01-08-2008, 01:58
Wow they really need updating lol.
the slaanesh onbe reminds me of an old uriah heep album cover.

im interested in seeing more of these!

thechosenone
01-08-2008, 02:02
these strike me as more fitting of the sort of art that might be in the imperial tarot rather then true canonical representations of the gods. And for the most part each god really just looks like its basic demon foot soldier in these pics with little changes

Alessander
01-08-2008, 02:10
added more pics to my first post up above (beat ya, Kage! :D). Note that both the Tzeentch and Nurgle each have a version that show them as HUGE beings, with thousands of souls worshiping or entering them.

I think that Slaanesh can alter his/its form to suit needs. Tzeentch's form always morphs, but never stray far from the original setup. Slaanesh will cater to anyone's whim....

Rylanor
01-08-2008, 03:50
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Wow, I'm really, really disappointed. I figured that the Big Four would be, uh, scarier. Now I just want to call Bruce Campbell from Evil Dead. Bet he could take all of those guys... at once. Chainsawhand to the face!

Hellebore
01-08-2008, 05:00
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Wow, I'm really, really disappointed. I figured that the Big Four would be, uh, scarier. Now I just want to call Bruce Campbell from Evil Dead. Bet he could take all of those guys... at once. Chainsawhand to the face!

Well it isn't really that easy to create a picture that is truly disturbing, and those were done in the 80s.

Lol, Nurgle's symbol looks like meat and two veg...

Hellebore

SabrX
01-08-2008, 05:08
I always imagined Slaneesh to look something like this :evilgrin:

Nazguire
01-08-2008, 07:11
What? Like a topless woman tied up in a bondage position with horns glued to the side of her head?

You want Slaanesh to look like a D & D nerd's fantasy?

Logarithm Udgaur
01-08-2008, 07:36
I thought that was what Slannesh is?

Nazguire
01-08-2008, 07:39
I thought that was what Slannesh is?


I would like to prefer that the God of Excess is a lot more disturbing and abstract then a porn star with horns.

Richter Kless
01-08-2008, 10:00
I always imagined Slaneesh to look something like this :evilgrin:

Going to have to agree with Nazguire here, that's the most boring interpetation of Slaanesh I have ever seen. This looks more like something you'll find in a cultists basement.

first of all, Slaanesh is male, female, both together, and neither at a whim.
Second, Slaanesh is in charge, so why would he be chained up?

Slaanesh is about more than just sex. It's about every possible exces. This also includes gluttony, anorexia, extreme laziness, pride, greed, to name but a few.

Think of the seven deadly sins, and you're not too far off from Slaanesh's territorry.

Tapok
01-08-2008, 10:29
first of all, Slaanesh is male, female, both together, and neither at a whim. Second, Slaanesh is in charge, so why would he be chained up?

He gets a kick out of it?

Also thanks very much guys, these are really good pictures. I like gigantic Tzeentch a lot. Gigantic Nurgle looks a lot like a Great Unclean One... but the size of a city. It's hard to make out Khorne, but I'm seeing some kind of Bloodthirster/Big dog hybrid with a more humanoid physique and lots of armour. Slaneesh... well, I don't think Slaneesh looks like an 80's glam rocker. I think Slaneesh probably looks like the most whacked out, freaky hentai you will ever see (or not see)

MrBigMr
01-08-2008, 15:22
Oh God, that Nurgle symbols makes my day. Who's the perv god now?
I like these (http://exterminatusnow.comicgenesis.com/d/20060721.html) gods, at least for their humour behind them.

I remember that Slaanesh is describes to appear in the form of male, female, both or non. So technically he/she/it appears in any form you want it to appear in, even in the generic horny teen's horny dream chick. Anything. You decide, because it's about what you get off on, right? My vision of Slaanesh (as a whole, not just the god), is pretty much squared in Michael Manning's Spider Garden comic series.

Talos
01-08-2008, 15:34
Here is a bit on Tzeentch form the 1997 WFB Realms of Chaos Book

" Tzeentch is the most weirdly formed of all his brothers. His skin crawls with constantly changing faces which leer and mock those who look upon him. As tzeentch speak these faces repeat his words, often with subtle but important differences of meaning. The gods puckered face is formed upon his upper torso so his head and body are one. From above his eyes spring two sweeping horns of great length. He appears suspended above a sea of swirling multicolored mist. In this form he speaks with his followers and in such shape he is depicted in his temples. "

Two pictures really dont do him justice or really look like he should.

Rabid Bunny 666
01-08-2008, 16:23
Glad to see these up, i like the Tzeentch and Nurgle ones alot, and Tapok, you need to remember that all Great Unclean ones are mini versions of nurgle, they kind of fall out of him in the same way Nurglings fall out of them.

Burning Star IV
01-08-2008, 16:51
Whoa...and I thought current nurgle stuff was phallic. Man, they didn't hold any punches in the 80's.

heretics bane
01-08-2008, 17:44
Lol, Nurgle's symbol looks like meat and two veg...

Hellebore

lol i though i was theonly one to notice that:p

Col. Tartleton
01-08-2008, 18:06
I always imagined Khorne looking like this:

http://www.terranovaart.com/gallery/albums/album03/473_anubis.sized.jpg

Perhaps a bit more muscular, and trade the staff for an axe, but I think the god of Death Anubis is a pretty good interpretation of the dog headed blood god Khorne.

Slaanesh is scary and beautiful like this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/11492909@N02/1138463863/

Succubus is definitely what Slaanesh is, but also an incubus, so nothing too one way or the other. Something inhumanly creepy for sure.

I actually think that Tzeentch would be more beautiful than Slaanesh, something every changing yet perfect. I imagine Tzeentch as being like a Throne, only they're a 9 winged being (not six) who is obscured by the wings constant beating which momentarily reveal something different each time. The wings covered in eyes and the face is angelic but scarier than any demonic visage.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/waqas/496790301/

Nurgle looks fine IMO.

Grand_Marshal_Kazan
01-08-2008, 18:10
I remember that Slaanesh is describes to appear in the form of male, female, both or non.

This brings images of Desire of the Endless (from Sandman).

the blind knight
01-08-2008, 18:40
There is the following picture:

The Ruinous Powers (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/Kage2020/RuinousPowers.jpg)

Kage

Edit: Dang it, just pipped to the post.


God the look like members of 80s glam rock bend:D


Its nice to see the art evolve over the years.

Decius
01-08-2008, 19:01
I always thought that a chaos god's true image probably couldn't be comprehended by the human mind. Hell, Tzeentch can probably conjure colours that don't exist within (or outside) the visible spectrum of light. Thus, if you were to look at a chaos good you would, at best, see a monstrously impossible mega creature that represents only the tiniest fraction of that chaos god's being, because that is the maximum that your mind can interpret. Odds are, you would have a sensory overload or some such nonsense. Of course, this all assumes the chaos god in question doesn't do anything to you while you look at it, which is not very likely.

That being said, those images are good starting points and, for that, I liked them. Particularly Tzeentch and Nurgle.

Poseidal
01-08-2008, 19:01
God the look like members of 80s glam rock bend:D


THE SECRET IS OUT.

You've solved the mystery of chaos; what's kept deepest within the depths of the Black Library: - the true nature of chaos.

MrBigMr
01-08-2008, 20:05
I always imagined Khorne looking like this:

http://www.terranovaart.com/gallery/albums/album03/473_anubis.sized.jpg

Perhaps a bit more muscular, and trade the staff for an axe, but I think the god of Death Anubis is a pretty good interpretation of the dog headed blood god Khorne.
Yiff in hell!

But hmm... There's a nice concersion. Nightbringer or something with an Egyptian style blade and decorations and an Anubis head. Would make a nice Bloodthirster.

Alessander
01-08-2008, 20:51
if anyone has the original WFRP rulebook, the deity section had pics of Khorne, nurgle and... MALAL! Can't find my copy ATM. Malal lookled like a cross between multiple starwars characters, wookie included.

Also had a pic of Khaine, who was different from Khrone.

Hearingyourlies
01-08-2008, 21:38
I would think that each Chaos god is actually a reflection of those who look upon it, so to speak. Looking upon Slaanesh would force it to mold into something your mind would desire. Looking at Khorne would bring out the basest instincts and violence of yourself. Looking at Nurgle would show you parts of yourself that disgust you. And looking at Tzeentch would show you what horror you could become or change into.

I guess.

But each God would appear differently to each individual looking at it, and no two renditions or accounts would ever be the same. That's my take.

Eversor Assasin
01-08-2008, 21:54
I would like to prefer that the God of Excess is a lot more disturbing and abstract then a porn star with horns.

you have to remember that heshe (all neshis are hemaphrodites(tits dick and balls)) is also the god of seduction and deceit

Nazguire
02-08-2008, 03:50
Has nothing to do with deceit or deception or trickery. That's Tzeentch's domain and nothing to do with Slaanesh. He isn't the God of Seduction, he's the God of Excess. Excess is not just sex, and sex shouldnt' really come into it unless you're a sex addict that wants to perfect his art....or something.

Slaanesh represents the drive to be the best at everything and anything, until it becomes utterly depraved and corrupt.

thechosenone
02-08-2008, 05:28
I always imagined Slaneesh to look something like this :evilgrin:



Oh dear... more Slaanesh equals god of sex and tentacles... sigh SIGH.

At some point people will have to learn that he gods represent EMOTIONS not acts or tangible things. The gods are URGES.

Nurgle is despair and his medium is sickness because that is something that you are helpless to defeat.

Khorne is Hate and his medium is war because nothing pushes one to kill easier then blind blood thirsting hate.

Tzeentch is Ambition and his medium is magick because what easier a tool to turn common man into master.

Slaanesh is Pride/Arrogance and his medium is obsession and cravings. If someone craved power he/she would just say "Oh hell that's Tzeentch's bag, bugger off would be patron" He'd indulge that. He's about believing you should have all your entitled to. I mean... i like succubi as much as the next nerd and all but Slaanesh deserves way more credit then given

Logarithm Udgaur
02-08-2008, 06:12
So do the other Chaos Gods.

Nurgle is also the God of denial, struggle against change, and happiness in ignorance.

Tzeentch is more the God of change than ambition. He embodies mans (and to lesser extent the other races) need for flux in life. What rich man is content with their wealth? What servant does not dream of being the master? Tzeech feeds on these emotions.

Khorne has maybe been pigeon holed into the God of rage and I think this is very sad. He used to be the God of a warrior, not a fanatic. He was the God of martial honor and personal excellence on the field of battle. It pi$$es me off that he is only equated with a mindless berserker and more.

Slannesh is the God of hedonistic excess. Pride can be a part of that as it feeds a selfish desire to feel better about oneself. It must always be remembered that Slannesh is about self indulgence and pleasure over all other things though.

Gorbad Ironclaw
02-08-2008, 08:54
As far as I remember, Khorne also used to have quite a technological streak, that was why Khorne had a lot of demonic engines and such.

Burning Star IV
02-08-2008, 09:13
Nurgle is also the God of denial, struggle against change, and happiness in ignorance.


I've never heard the happiness in ignorance part, but it makes sense to me. Interesting. Also, it confirms my suspicion that all these corpulent, dirty rednecks around here are actually Nurgle worshipers! It all fits so well.

PhonelessInAtl
03-08-2008, 02:44
I never knew GW had official pictures. They've always been good about leaving that kind of stuff up to our imagination, especially considering few (if any) artists could do these guys justice like our own minds can, IMO.

WrYpoRrY
03-08-2008, 06:51
Yeah, Me Too!!

WrYpoRrY
03-08-2008, 06:55
I would think that each Chaos god is actually a reflection of those who look upon it, so to speak. Looking upon Slaanesh would force it to mold into something your mind would desire. Looking at Khorne would bring out the basest instincts and violence of yourself. Looking at Nurgle would show you parts of yourself that disgust you. And looking at Tzeentch would show you what horror you could become or change into.

I guess.

But each God would appear differently to each individual looking at it, and no two renditions or accounts would ever be the same. That's my take.

That's probably right. The closest we mere mortals could come to comprehending what chaos gods look like would be a reflection of our own inner chaos