After reading Vulcan Lives, which by the way was a great read itself, it is stated that the Emperor of Mankind, Vulcan, John Grammaticus and it can also be assumed that Oll Persson from the novel Knows Know Fear are essentially immortal, perpetuals. In the novel Vulcan is killed many times and in many different forms and suddenly generates himself (revives). John Grammaticus and Oll Persson claim to have many different lifetimes (meaning that they had been killed and reborned again). If this is the case with Vulcan, John Grammaticus and Oll Persson (I hope that some of you are starting to understand where this is going to) why does the Emperor want to be entombed in the Golden Throne? After the battle with Horus, he was near death and the only way he has been kept alive is through the Golden Throne (which itself has recently ran through some problems).
Instead of being interned in to the Golden Throne, the Emperor could of instead decided to just die and be reborn with all his vigor, might, power and strength to fight of the chaos forces on terra (Give or take that it will problably take a few days or weeks for him to be reborn) and leaving the Space Marine legions and the surviving Primarchs on Terrra (Dorn and Khan, Sanguinius is already dead; The Chaos Gods retreated and took with them their deamons leaving the chaos traitor marines alone to fend of for themselves who also started retreating) to fight of the Chaos forces left on Terra (and also the deamons pouring through the Web Way gate the Emperor was trying to reconstruct to use which got damaged by Magnus trying to communicate with the Emperor, releasing deamons in to the Web Way portal who are only being kept at bay by a being of very powerful physchic mite to keep the doors closed). Since Malcador the Sigillite turned to mear ashes when the Emperor was intern in to the Golden Throne, and if the emperor decided to just pass away and die to be reborn again, the deamons will pour through the doors of the web way portal. It wil be a very bloody battle for the surviving legionaires, custodian, mortal soldiers and the two Primarchs still alive (Dorn and Khan) still left on terra to fight of the forces of evil. But with the reinforcement of Gulliman, Russ and The Lion, the legionaires would probably be able to fend of the onslaught of demons and chaos forces arrayed against them. Once the Emperor reborns he will be able to lead them with all his powers and reclose the gate and annihalate all opposing chaos forces left on Terra.
Its just a thought, long story short, if the Emperor is a perpetual, he should just allow himself to die, the imperium of man will be under a cloak of darkness for a little while, just long enough for the Emperor to be reborn again and lead his warriors for battle (which i am assuming is what is going to happen anyways that he will die while sitting on the Golden Chair which is damaged, all the deamons will pour out through the gate, and age of darkness will cloack the entire imperium since the astronomican will stop working, and suddenly when all seems lost, the Emperor resurfaces new and ready to kick a** and blow off some steam on those who betrayed him).
What do you guys think about the Emperor being a Perpetual and him dying and being reborned again? What do you guys think it means for the Imperium as a whole if the Big E just lets go to finally be reborned/regenerate within a certain amount of time.