well then I just had a question because I always wondered.
What is the state the marine needs to be in to be interred within a dreadnought?
Because we all know marines can have cybernetics and do so very regularly (heck, iron hands will whole sale get 'em with no need for them despite their arms and legs being functional still) so what would a viable dreadnought pilot "look like"? Because from what I can see, it seems to be a very specific state. One hand DoW2 has Davian Thule become a dreadnought because of lictor poison but I would assume a lot of dreadnought pilots tend to be less...all there, quite literally. That may also be a factor into as to why some feel great pain and why iron hands possibly have an easier time? While most chapters only get cybernetics to help replace a lost arm or leg, the iron hands replace whatever of their body they can with cybernetics with any chance.
So two parts there in regards to dreadnoughts with one thought: Maybe Iron Hand dreadnoughts tend to remain more lucid because they have already got through "preparations" for becoming a dreadnought and thus the strain is much less on them? Similar to how creating marines work in that it happens over time, not all at once. I mean, I would assume dreadnought pilots need to be adapted to the dreadnought so not only are you the remains they scraped off the battlefield and in serious pain but some guys want to do FURTHER surgery on you so they can plug you in where as with iron hands possibly by having all those cyber augments they are practically ready to go with little to no actual need to perform any real surgery to put them in.
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