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Warhammer - Emperor of Mankind by GENZOMAN Warhammer - Emperor of Mankind by GENZOMAN
Hi there guys, here goes another pic done in a livestream long time ago. This time, the Emperor of mankind from Warhammer universe, dedicated to :iconantcow: :) hope you like it

Bamboo/PSCS3/9hours/music: The Ship - Yoko Kanno (this is maybe my favorite track from her awesome Songs to Fly album)
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The Emperor of Mankind is the immortal ruling monarch of the Imperium of Man, and is described by the Imperial Ecclesiarchy and the Imperial Cult as the Father, Guardian and God of humanity. The Chaos Gods and the daemons of the Warp refer to him as "the Anathema" for he is the greatest embodiment of universal Order in the galaxy today. He has sat immobile, his body slowly crumbling, within the Golden Throne of Terra for over 10,000 standard years. Although once a living man, his shattered, decaying body can no longer support life, and it is kept intact only by the cybernetic mechanisms of the Golden Throne and a potent mind itself sustained by the daily sacrifice of thousands of lives. The Emperor chose to sacrifice his immortal life at the end of the Horus Heresy in the service and protection of Mankind. To humanity's countless trillions across the galaxy-spanning Imperium, he is nothing less than a God. Through his Imperium, Mankind is united and remains one of the most powerful intelligent races in the Milky Way Galaxy as well as its most dominant in terms of both population and territory held. United under one government, Mankind is able to survive the myriad deadly threats it faces from aliens, the Forces of Chaos and the Traitors, Heretics and mutants that lie within the Imperium's boundaries. The Imperium's rule, carried on in the Emperor's name since the end of the Horus Heresy by the High Lords of Terra and a multitude of Imperial organisations, has been long, oppressive and necessarily harsh. It has also resulted in technological and cultural stagnation, and a regression into tyranny, superstition and religious obfuscation and intolerance that would have horrified the Emperor. Though he is no longer responsive to external stimuli, the Emperor still lies at the very heart of the Imperium's continued existence. Although he cannot be directly involved in the day-to-day running of humanity's galactic government, his existence on the Golden Throne is vital to sustaining the Imperium, since his powerful mind's presence in the Immaterium maintains and directs the Astronomican, the psychic beacon that makes possible faster-than-light Warp travel and is vital to Imperial shipping, transportation, commerce and communication. He is said to guide his race through the psychically-reactive divination tool known as the Emperor's Tarot, which select psykers can consult to gain a glimpse of the future and the Emperor's will. He is also said to constantly battle the Chaos Gods in the Warp and prevent their further intrusion upon the material universe. His mind must remain vigilant at all times throughout the entire Imperium to safeguard the human race and to offer his protection to the faithful. Above all else, it is Mankind's collective belief in the Emperor's divinity that serves as humanity's greatest protection from Chaos and the other hideous dangers that plague the galaxy. As the Imperial Creed has taught for over 10,000 standard years, the Emperor protects...
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:iconchelvo56:
chelvo56 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAIL THA EMPRAH!
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Fmanchch Featured By Owner 5 days ago
sad thing is with the Imperium of Man is that He didn't want to be regarded as a god,  
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Sky-Quill Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
now if his servants would let him die and reincarnate already Nooooooooo...Onion 
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cancertz Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
THE EMPEROR PROTECTS
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TheSpawn117 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
LONG LIVE THE EMPEROR. LONG LIVE THE IMPERIUM OF MAN. 
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simedlk Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
this goes well with this picture
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mVKdE…
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TheCrossoverer89 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
I always wondered, if he had a helmet (or he might have) I wonder what it would look like?
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Danubium Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
No helmet can contain his divine visage. 
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:iconchaplain-seraphi:
Chaplain-Seraphi Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
All hail the Allfather!
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InfiniteRespect Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope he rises one day to bring ABSOLUTE DESTRUCTION TO HIS AND THE IMPERIUM'S ENEMIES!! LONG LIVE THE IMPERIUM!!
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:iconbiovass:
BioVass Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Urrr... If me will be da friend of da Imperium, he wont krush me? Waaagh?
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InfiniteRespect Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Only if the Orkz were blessed xenos, WHICH THEY ARE NOT! DIE XENO!!! *Takes out bolter and kills you*
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BioVass Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Ugh. It hurts. You bad oomie. *paints self purple and disappears*
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GnosisGuyver Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Gaze upon of his glory. Bask upon his light, repent for your sins heretics and return to us or be burned to cinders by his wrath.
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SaintlyPants Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
YOU HAVE FAILED THE EMPEROR.

(Space hulk is HARD)
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:iconsomeone1fy:
someone1fy Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
NO!
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Private-Funny-Man Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Behold His glorious image, and weep foul heretics! WEEP!
Also, there's one thing I wonder about the Emperor than his true name, and true form. Logar supposedly looks more like him than the others, so he does have one. But how did the Big E trap the Void Dragon on Mars? Did he use his powers, or did the Laughing God help him out?
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Griffinredfox Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
I suspect Emprah has the Void Dragon on Mars, but for the whole Laughing god thing. I got no idea..
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Private-Funny-Man Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Well, Ceogortah is the Eldar version of Tzeetch, so maybe it was a just as plan? Or maybe Emprah just shot the Void Dragon with his mind powers to Mars. Or, perhaps, he made a deal with the Void Dragon? Heresy for the win,
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Griffinredfox Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
I do not approve of this heresy but I need to think about this, possibly give it to the inquisition. Please stay here until your deat-...I mean the ice cream man arrives! Good day!
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Private-Funny-Man Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
See ya.
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:iconchaptermasterangelos:
ChapterMasterAngelos Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is amazing!
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:icongriffinredfox:
Griffinredfox Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
WE ARE BLESSED BY HIS PRESENCE!!! 
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
GLORY TO THE EMPEROR!
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:iconreiler12:
reiler12 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Your heretic will pay with their lives. By the emperor.
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:iconzhaoyoon:
ZhaoYoon Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
His feet are too small
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:iconcrysomandiaz:
Crysomandiaz Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Grumpy Emperor!
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wnter06 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
for the emperor is name!!
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jproteus Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
OMG, the original artist!

This is one of my favorite pics ever!

You're awesome!
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BlueGnoll2 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Fantastic depiction; The Emperor protects.
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Sky-Charger Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
yeah he hasn't aged well in 20,000 years has he?
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friendlyheartless Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
FOR TERRA!!!!!!!! FOR THE IMPERIUM OF MAN!!!!!!! FOR THE EMPEROR!!!!!!!!!! XD
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TheAsorlinsStrike Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Nice work but as always the Emperor is an asshole.
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someone1fy Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Go fuck yourself, heretic.
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sirartsalot Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
HERESY!!!

Grey Knight Emoticon 
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:icontheasorlinsstrike:
TheAsorlinsStrike Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist

BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD! SKULLS FOR THE SKULL THRONE! THE GALAXY SHALL BURN AND THE RIVERS SHALL FLOW WITH BLOOD AND BE FILLED WITH SKULLS! FOR I AM HIS HERALD!

 

No but really he is. Ever heard of the Thunder Warriors?

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sirartsalot Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
I know. The emperor may have been a preferable alternative to the gods of chaos, but his ruthlessness easily matched theirs. 

To him, cold calculus was the order of the day. He likely foresaw the thunder warriors causing more problems then they solved due to their aggressiveness
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TheAsorlinsStrike Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist

On this we agree. I believe he's a better choice than the chaos gods. But he's still an ass.

But I still find what he did as dishonorable and they believed in him 100%.

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sirartsalot Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Oh yes, betraying ones own is undoubtedly a dishonorable act (which is why i prefer the Eldar in warhammer ;).

What was done to the thunder warriors merely lends credence to the obvious: that the emperor was an emperor in every aspect of the word.

He couldn't afford to be a good man, not when the fate of the human race was at stake. So yeah, he was a genocidal bastard that kind of had his death coming (especially considering all of the innocent alien species that his space marines wiped out even before the Horus heresy.........And the Interex >_<).
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TheAsorlinsStrike Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Which I believe was a huge mistake. Plenty of those races could have become allies. I'm not going to say all should have lived like the ones on the planet murder. Those all needed to die. But the other ones could have been really good allies.
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sirartsalot Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
I remember when Horus was (in Horus rising) laughing about how his Luna wolves had wiped out a reptialian species.........that abhorred the idea of killing other sentient life forms.

I had to facepalm at his barbarism. No WONDER the Eldar hate humanity.
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SamuraiShinai Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
this looks like an easy-to-penetrate armor :D
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sirartsalot Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Good Horus joke, lol.
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SamuraiShinai Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Horus ? The egyptian god ? what do u mean ?
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:iconsirartsalot:
sirartsalot Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Oh, i assumed you were making a warhammer joke.

I was referring to Warmaster Horus form the Horus heresy novels.
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SamuraiShinai Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
not familiar with the WH universe/mythology so...
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:iconsirartsalot:
sirartsalot Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Well, if you're interested, check out the online warhammer 40k codex to get a better understanding of the most badass sci-fi/fantasy universe ever created.
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Jakeusso Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate the emperor
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someone1fy Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
HERETIC!
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Jakeusso Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So what he's a dick and he's brain washed his intire army to fight for a missing cause that has no cause and the proclaim himself as God and to start fights with most of the galexy "excluding Tyrinids and Orks"

but it was his fault that the Chaos are even a thing because he tricked Horus "I know that's not what the book says" but that what all other evidences says...

The Tau were peaceful people not wanting any sort of violence but the Blood Ravens sent by the Emperor attacked them forcing them to improve there tech for Combat eminsly...

The Eldar had lost there home due to there slefesh and greedy needs they knew they were wrong so the tried continuously to warn Mankind about there mistake but the Emperor said they were nothing but witches and beasts...

So I have no problem with mankind itself in Warhammer its just the Emperor..

And why did I make this sooooooooo lone :P
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