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For me Wolfsbane was one of those “enjoyable as a standalone novel but we really didn’t need it as part of the HH overarching storyline”.

The story (not the writing) really did smack of “oh damn we need something for Russ to do”

Basically the HH series has shown Russ to be quite the failure doing the okey cokey!

 

Yeah, "The Emperor's Executioners" basically get tricked into executing Magnus, then failing to execute Magnus, then failing to execute Horus. Fulgrim was a better executioner than Russ! lol.

 

Forget "Magnus did nothing wrong", we need a "Leman did nothing right" meme :) 


Edited by byrd9999, 20 January 2021 - 11:14 AM.


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Almost as if the "Emperor's Executioner" moniker has nothing to do with the killing of astartes or primarchs... 🙄

That said, I enjoyed both the Cawl story and the Russ story separately until they actually get to the Vengeful Spirit. I especially enjoy Russ's attempt to tease out an admission from Kva that Rune Priests really do use the warp.
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Almost as if the "Emperor's Executioner" moniker has nothing to do with the killing of astartes or primarchs...
 

 

Why the eye-roll?

 

Isn't the "Emperor's Executioners" falling to execute their two main targets in the Heresy ironic?

or am I missing something?


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To be fair, Russ was not even supposed to execute Magnus in the first place. He also broke his spine and crippled him to the point where Magnus literally cast it aside when transporting his Legion off-planet with psychic teleportation stuff.

 

On the other hand, we have Horus, who Russ didn't even expect to be able to kill, but had to try anyway - and he could have killed him, had he not believed he could bring Horus back in his moment of clear-headedness. Russ went there basically thinking he had to try, even against impossible odds, despite advice against it.

 

The other target he went up against before would be Angron, and he did not go to execute that bloke either, just smacking some sense into him one way or another, either directly or by teaching him a lesson about being a bloody Primarch in charge of a Legion of hotheads.


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