Angron's hobbies include crochet and flower pressing - but he does them with barbed wire and his face, respectively.
How does it stay in the air? Oh, it's powered by pure handwavium
Quick, let me take my (Mat) Ward save!
It's the envy of others who are stronger and better looking than you getting what they want. Slaanesh offers poor little ugly beta males/females the opportunity to be better than everyone else, to experience anything they want, but theres always a "bigger fish" so Slaanesh Worshipers always need to get better and better just so they can be better than anyone else, not to be the best they can. There is a difference. One is is personal development, the other is ego boosting.
I have to say I will have to go with Nurgle...
after I study diseases in real life and quite like dissecting YUCK.
DYSTOPIAN WARS and INFINITY!!
"They are more than mortal, they are steel and they are doom. And the greatest of them all are the PINK ANGELS."
Please check out Pirates of the Crimson Galaxy, a WIP sci fi game that takes place in the distant future:
The GW fluff is more clever than some people give it credit for.
I think there is a clear reason as to why Slaanesh is the youngest God. Slaanesh is the product of consciousness and the manifestation of the 'self'. The other Gods are essentially naturalistic. Power, change and atrophy all pre-exist even the most basic forms of life and when life does show up it obviously has these characteristics.
Slaanesh doesn't come into the equation until the emergence of sentient life - single consciousnesses which view themselves as the center of the universe. This is why the fluff talks of Slaanesh drawing power from the other Gods. The warrior who takes pride in his prowess and the scholar who is relentless in his pursuit of knowledge - while their phsycic energy may manifest itself in Khorne and Tzeentch respectively, so far as their pursuit is motivated by the ego Slaanesh too shall draw power.
WDL record with my Swooping Hawk themed Eldar list:-
D: 2 (I felt sorry for my opponents and started firing at my own units)
L: 1 (I played against myself using my undefeated footslogging Fire Warrior list and lost)
See my army projects.
Also as to the question of Nurgle 'making' you follow him with Nurgle's rot, even that has an escape clause, the disease is magical but other gods can cure you if they want*. Nurgle seems to largely recruit based on desperation and ignorance. He's that last nagging doubt before your life finally gives out, giving you that split second chance to save yourself with out ever letting you realise the consequences of your choice before it is much too late. Very few people would take to him willingly and even then most of those would still be recruited under false pretenses, though this last part is not much different than the other 3.
The big difference between Nurgle and the others seems to be that the Khorne, Slaanesh and Tzeentch are the slippery slope, Nurgle on the other hand is that last desperate grab.
That said, if forced into a 'choose' situation I'd probably with Slaanesh, or if it was an option Necoho knowing that he won't bother me... at all, ever. Nurgle would be the last on my list, and if he 'picked' me, when that tiny voice at the end offers me a chance to go on, I'd probably call out to Tzeentch just to spite the bugger.
*It's curable in Warhammer, no reason it would be different in 40k.
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Originally Posted by G-u-n-l-i-n-e-t-a-s-t-ic, stupid word filter
I'm having a lot of fun with this one in my sort-of-Dark-Heresy game. The King-Emperor of the remnant of a once mighty imperial power is an arch conservative in his political belief, and is convinced that the empire would fall if he perishes. (In the vein of Franz-Josef of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.) He therefore wants to live forever and guide his people, no matter what it costs him. The problem is, he has throat cancer. The solution is that he becomes a devotee of "The Mother". He lives forever. Well, in that he doesn't actually die...
I had a lot of fun with other "good" sides of Chaos Gods in my setting (an isolated world with a certain resemblance to turn of the century Europe.) Khorne started as a god of war and honour. Philosophers then interpreted this in the light of modern society to include personal excellence and vigour, in both mind and body. This has resulted in him becoming a deity worshipped by the breed of politician who emerged in the early 20th century and believed in things like futurism and social darwinism. (As well as, I must confess, some more conventional breeds of liberal and conservative.) Slaanesh is a god of fertility, pleasure and delight, inluding the firing of the imagination into wild fantasies (rather than the Khornate vigorous but formal style of intelligence- a Khornate style businessman would be superb at, say, running a factory, but not at innovating.) His/her main presence on the world is in the form of a mass of vinyards in "blessed" land where a daemon invasion was beaten off. And so on.
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Now just doing Battle Reports.
http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191378 for the Red Guards
http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=196677 for my Imperial Guard.)
"this is the best 40k stuff I have ever read." (Carltmc)
Khorne is just too killy. You cannot build an organisation if you're being motivated to kill all those who compare to you in competence. Yeah, a mobster will kill other crime bosses, but he cannot kill his bodyguards or his lieutenants frequently enough to please Khorne.
Obviously if you have 5 khorne followers go kill 20 people, thats 100 skulls for khorne. If the leader kills his fellow Khornites and then kills 20 people, thats only 24 skulls. I'm sure every Khorne Employee gets a run down of basic killing efficiency and economics 101 before being let loose. Killing your coworkers is just not good resource management.
It's simple, the boss give out one command "Kill or be killed". If Ol' Bob down in Khorne-accounts isn't putting up killing numbers he used to, he's fired (specifically burn, maimed killed).
Not everyone is looking to be loved or necessarily wants to live forever, especially in a galaxy like this one =/
Which is why Chaos is abundant with choices! Eh?
Your point is therefore pointless as you are talking about KHORNE the god or the concept of him you also fail to realize that KHORNE is not a living creature (like we imagine), he doesn't care how his followers, daemons or humans behave, as long as you give "blood for the blood god, skulls for the skulls throne" thats all that matters, you can be organised, you can be barbaric etc as long as you feed him...
ambition is nit the providence of any one god. It cna be Khorne, to conquer by force, it can be slaanesh to rule by surpassing evryone else or it can be Tzeentch, to simly manipulate everyone else to do what you want and further your own goals. the gods overlap, and then again chaos is by its very nature a paradox.
also no chaos god could exist without the others (or well not those specific others but atleast others, the conflict is needed for their existance)
If Khorne ruled all then all mortal creatures would kill each other and ther would be no one left and khorne would disappear.
If Nurgle ruled all then the universe would decline into entropy, which would mean once again the death of every living thing and the 'death' of Nurgle (proving his own point about everything being perishable).
If Slaanesh ruled all then everyone would seek to break the taboo and there would be no taboos so none to break and Slaanesh would disappear. or rahter other concerns would be more pressing and a new gods would be born and with their coming the taboo would come again and thus slaanesh would be reborn.
If Tzeentch ruled all, he'd probably develop a split personality and start scheming against himself. Hmm maybe this is how the other chaos gods came to be (Except I think Khorne is the oldest of them)
In both the cases of Slaanesh and Tzeentch being dominant there would eventually be other gods and the struggle would begin again.
I haven't went through all the replies yet, but the very short answer to OP's question is that not everyone fears death more than any other desire they have.
Emperor's Children is the best.