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Gilfred The Iron Knight
18-07-2010, 05:33
Is there any mention of how tall Eisenhorn is in the novels. Not really too concerned about an exact number but a rough etimate.

Thanks

The Inevitable One
18-07-2010, 05:45
Tough question since I have not read the books. Since we see nearly eight foot tall super-humans, he could be taller than we would imagine. But if he is a regular human, one might say he could be about 5' 10" - 6' 3".

Lothlanathorian
18-07-2010, 05:52
Tough question since I have not read the books. Since we see nearly eight foot tall super-humans, he could be taller than we would imagine. But if he is a regular human, one might say he could be about 5' 10" - 6' 3".

Eisenhorn wasn't a genetically enhanced super-human:eyebrows:

The Inevitable One
18-07-2010, 06:01
Eisenhorn wasn't a genetically enhanced super-human:eyebrows:

Yes, I understand that he is not a genetically modified super-human, but I used that as a reference to show that he could be taller than a regular human. Not eight feet tall, but six feet and upwards. Then I went on to say that if he is just a regular human, he would be about 5' 10" to 6' 3".

No-One
18-07-2010, 06:10
Eisenhorn is 5'11'', i met him once on Thracian, actually a fairly nice guy overall if a little curt sometimes

Sikkukkut
18-07-2010, 06:20
He describes himself at the start of the first book as tall and broad at the shoulders. By "now" he's probably a bit shorter, as people lose height when they age, but since he was pretty physically imposing in his prime I'd guess he's still a bit above average height.

Iuris
18-07-2010, 08:58
But with the bionic legs, shouldn't height just be a matter of adjusting a few nuts and bolts?

Tonberry
18-07-2010, 09:32
Wasn't it a support frame around his original body, rather than shiny new limbs? Maybe it would stop him from stooping but I don't think it would actually make the dude bigger.

Malice313
18-07-2010, 09:38
Tall and gaunt, same as every other 4+k novel character.

Iuris
18-07-2010, 10:16
Wasn't it a support frame around his original body, rather than shiny new limbs? Maybe it would stop him from stooping but I don't think it would actually make the dude bigger.

I dunno, I didn't care enough to check the man's nether regions up close. I kinda got the impression that in the books, he had a support frame, but that by the time he's a radical inquisitor as portrayed in the inquisitor books he had gone full bionics.

I'll check, IF I can find that profile somewhere...

Magos Explorator
18-07-2010, 17:38
Wasn't it a support frame around his original body, rather than shiny new limbs?

Yes--or at least this was how he is portrayed towards the end of the Eisenhorn trilogy, and how his model was sculpted.

Tonberry
18-07-2010, 17:55
I dunno, I didn't care enough to check the man's nether regions up close. I kinda got the impression that in the books, he had a support frame, but that by the time he's a radical inquisitor as portrayed in the inquisitor books he had gone full bionics.

I'll check, IF I can find that profile somewhere...

I just checked in the Inquisitor rule book and they don't bother to mention any bionics at all for him:(

Askil the Undecided
18-07-2010, 17:58
Remember that people in 40k are regularly described as two meters tall (6.5616797833333333333333333333333 feet) or even larger.

Thus it could be suggested that the common man in 40k is taller than the norm. Or it could be argued that there is just a marked propensity for 40k novels to focus on tall people.

FabricatorGeneralMike
18-07-2010, 19:25
I would say in the 6'-7' range... take your pick ;)

Chem-Dog
18-07-2010, 20:32
Eisenhorn is 5'11'', i met him once on Thracian, actually a fairly nice guy overall if a little curt sometimes

PMSL


He describes himself at the start of the first book as tall and broad at the shoulders. By "now" he's probably a bit shorter, as people lose height when they age, but since he was pretty physically imposing in his prime I'd guess he's still a bit above average height.

Presuming that Juvnat treatment doesn' arrest this degradation.


But with the bionic legs, shouldn't height just be a matter of adjusting a few nuts and bolts?

Spinal brace and calipers. Augmetic, not Bionic.

I've had a flick through Eisenhorn and can't find the part where he describes himself right now but Lexicanum doesn't list a height for him so I'm assuming Gregor never gives a definitive value beyond "tall".

RayvenQ
18-07-2010, 22:59
Remember that people in 40k are regularly described as two meters tall (6.5616797833333333333333333333333 feet) or even larger.

Thus it could be suggested that the common man in 40k is taller than the norm. Or it could be argued that there is just a marked propensity for 40k novels to focus on tall people.

As far as I know, Only Ciaphas Cain has been specifically mentioned as being six foot or more tall (Well apart from Space Marines of course) and Amberly noted that he's usually the tallest person in the room.

N0-1_H3r3
19-07-2010, 05:26
Remember that people in 40k are regularly described as two meters tall (6.5616797833333333333333333333333 feet) or even larger.
I've seen it mentioned that this is as much because of a mistaken assumption that 2m=6 feet as anything else...

Tonberry
19-07-2010, 06:31
I think 'I am tall and broad at the shoulders' is the best we're gonna get.

Askil the Undecided
19-07-2010, 10:46
As far as I know, Only Ciaphas Cain has been specifically mentioned as being six foot or more tall (Well apart from Space Marines of course) and Amberly noted that he's usually the tallest person in the room.

And Gaunt and Heldane and quite a few others in Abnett books.

So at least two authours do this. Still, mistake or evolution?

Iuris
19-07-2010, 22:01
Author preference for imposing physiques.