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Old 20 May 2007, 05:13   #1 (permalink)
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Like how much weight could he lift without power armor, and how much could he life with power armor.
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Old 20 May 2007, 05:26   #2 (permalink)
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Like how much weight could he lift without power armor, and how much could he life with power armor.
Well take the amount that can be lifted by the average body builder and double it for without armor, and quadrouple it for with armor is what I would say.
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Old 20 May 2007, 05:52   #3 (permalink)
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You know the Master Chief? Id say, thats how much with Armor...
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Old 20 May 2007, 06:07   #4 (permalink)
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I'd say stronger than the Master Chief.

What's the deal with him being "Master Chief" anyway... that's not even a combat rating.
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Old 20 May 2007, 06:29   #5 (permalink)
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Like how much weight could he lift without power armor, and how much could he life with power armor.
Well take the amount that can be lifted by the average body builder and double it for without armor, and quadrouple it for with armor is what I would say.

I sure hope not.....


Currently the military already has prototype suits which allows the user's strength to be magnified 10 times, 40k years into the future the pride of the galactic spanning empires better be more than 4 times the strength...
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Old 20 May 2007, 07:17   #6 (permalink)
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hmm, I think master chief twice for without armour...... But then again the warthog doesn't seem to follow the principles of gravity other than the fact that it comes down again....
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Old 20 May 2007, 07:55   #7 (permalink)
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Master Chief isn't really a good example. He can flip a tank that he's standing on so hard it launches him so far into the air that he dies on impact with the ground. But yet needs two punches to kill a Grunt.

To answer your question, in a fluff piece I read in one of the old White Dwarf's, a Space Marine decides that he dosen't have enough time to blow up a concrete wall with krak (designed to blow up tanks) grenades. So instead, he barges it with his shoulder. The wall collapses.

So yeah, they're pretty strong.
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Old 20 May 2007, 08:54   #8 (permalink)
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Master Chief isn't really a good example. He can flip a tank that he's standing on so hard it launches him so far into the air that he dies on impact with the ground. But yet needs two punches to kill a Grunt.

To answer your question, in a fluff piece I read in one of the old White Dwarf's, a Space Marine decides that he dosen't have enough time to blow up a concrete wall with krak (designed to blow up tanks) grenades. So instead, he barges it with his shoulder. The wall collapses.

So yeah, they're pretty strong.
Tank flipping is a game mechanic to access vehicles, so not a very good example of fluff

The best quote to describe it, is this:

"Who could relate to giants who can crush a mans skull with one hand, spit acid, and practice crude acts of blood sacrifice?"

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Old 20 May 2007, 10:05   #9 (permalink)
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Like how much weight could he lift without power armor, and how much could he life with power armor.
Well take the amount that can be lifted by the average body builder and double it for without armor, and quadrouple it for with armor is what I would say.

I sure hope not.....


Currently the military already has prototype suits which allows the user's strength to be magnified 10 times, 40k years into the future the pride of the galactic spanning empires better be more than 4 times the strength...
Don't forget thar the Imperial Tech is not as good as it once was, and they aren't making any efforts to improve it. Probably there was at one point 10x strength suits, but they'll all have been destroyed during the Dark Age of Technology.

Although... I'm not sure how strong a Space Marine is, only that it is a multiple of a human's strength.
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Old 20 May 2007, 10:34   #10 (permalink)
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I'm not talking about in comparison to the Golden Age of technology, the Imperium can never match that.


I'm talking about in comparison to NOW.


Surely you don't believe their technology is less than what we have NOW.
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