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Old 24 Nov 2007, 14:01   #1 (permalink)
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What do you thinks is the most threatning unit name in WH40K? Just the basic one, like Carnifex or Lictor. Just what YOU think is the most threatning one. (wish there was a "you" code here) You are allowed because of apperance too.

Personally... Hmmmm...
Maybe carnifex anyone?? Or lictor. As stated above....
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Old 24 Nov 2007, 14:07   #2 (permalink)
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Inquisitor if your a human, or a deamon.
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Old 24 Nov 2007, 16:52   #3 (permalink)
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Try baneblade.
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Old 24 Nov 2007, 17:32   #4 (permalink)
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From the fluffy point of view, there is one name that spells "doom" like no other: Necron
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Old 24 Nov 2007, 17:34   #5 (permalink)
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Seems to me that a lot 40k names are threatening.

Terminator
Devastator
Dire Avenger
Dark Reaper
Plague Reaper
Genestealer (think about that one. In Space Hulk the emphasis seemed to be on stealing genetic material [insert lolcats thing here], though now the Nids seem more about biomass)
Dreadnought
Tyrant
Wraithlord
Destroyer
Flayed Ones
Nightbringer
Hellion
Incubus
Scourge
Berzerkers
Defiler
Predator
Havoc
Immolator
Hellhound

I don't think Carnifex or Lictor rate. The original Lictors were Roman guards who protected the consuls, proconsuls and other assorted muckety mucks in Rome. Carnifex is an executioner, but the name is rather obscure and so loses its power to be threatening.
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Old 24 Nov 2007, 18:54   #6 (permalink)
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These are my "sound threatening" names
None-Tau Plasma weapons (as long as they're shooting at you your safe, but hold the weapon...hah!)

Planet Killer

Rail anything

Enslaver

Death Leaper

Ravener

to name a few.
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Old 24 Nov 2007, 18:57   #7 (permalink)
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Monolith ;D they very cheesy. And o.k on the threat level.
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Old 24 Nov 2007, 20:41   #8 (permalink)
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My personal favourite is either the Italian or German name for genestealer (can't remember which, it's there on the box though); genoraptor. Quite appropriate I think
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Old 24 Nov 2007, 20:47   #9 (permalink)
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What about the Spanish Wraithlord? I'm not making this up, the box actually says something like "Senor Spectral".
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Yes Fish Ead! I laughed so much when I read that. I like the German Swooping Hawks, but that's just plain cool rather than threatening: Kriegsfalken. Possibly spelled that wrong, I don't have a box to hand.

I love translating foreign language translations of English things back to English and seeing what they mean =P
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