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Polaria
04-03-2013, 16:09
Any idea where the elephant tusks on Chaos Terminators armour come from fluffwise? Also, do all Chaos Termies have them for some reason or are they Black Legion thing?

jareddm3
04-03-2013, 16:49
Quick answer via phone. Not all chaos terminators have them nor are they specific to the black legion.

Gorbad Ironclaw
04-03-2013, 16:53
I imagine they came from the sculpture/designer thinking it looked cool. Someone might later have invented some background to go with it but I wouldn't have thought so.

totgeboren
04-03-2013, 16:58
It's just a fashion statement really. Many CSM like to decorate their armour with horns and things like that. In Battle for the Abyss (a not-so-good BL book), it was said that the WB had decorated their helms with "The horns of Colchis"... though I personally am not a huge fan of horns.
Tusks are the same, there to make them look badass. If you don't think they look badass, don't use them.

HereticHammer01
04-03-2013, 19:38
because they are really, really badass.

Hrw-Amen
04-03-2013, 19:40
If you were a chaos terminator wouldn't you want horns and tusks on your terminator armour?

Nazrax
04-03-2013, 20:08
I seem to recall something about the tusks on Terminator armour in one of the Word Bearers books. It has been quite some time since I read it, dont remember which book nor do I remember what exactly was said but this topic has reminded me of it.
It may be worth a look. I want to say that it was in either the 2nd or 3rd book and that the character Kol Badar was the one talking about it.

Sandlemad
04-03-2013, 20:47
Feral world beasts or mutants whose tusks/horns happen to catch a Chaos Marine's eye. Or if you spend long enough hanging around the Eye of Terror, they just sort of grow on your armour.

Cyrion in Void Stalker thinks out loud about how cool it'd be to headbutt someone while wearing tusked terminator armour. And he's right. It would be cool.

Harwammer
04-03-2013, 20:59
Because if you had the mindset of a 13 year old boy but the body of a twenty year old man to the power of 9,001 coupled with the armour of ultimate invulnerability why would you not?

MvS
04-03-2013, 21:17
My guess is that they are probably trophies of defeated alien beasts or daemons or mutants.

And because they look imposing.

Tygre
04-03-2013, 22:15
Being Chaos they could just be Tusks that the marine grew, and he had to modify his helmet to fit.

DYoung
05-03-2013, 21:03
I swear I read somewhere that they grow out of the terminator.

HereticHammer01
05-03-2013, 21:10
Cyrion in Void Stalker thinks out loud about how cool it'd be to headbutt someone while wearing tusked terminator armour. And he's right. It would be cool.

Yeah, and then Uzas actually does it later on!