… Warhammer 40k… the series that created the term ‘grimdark’ and that’s the one this jackoff picks? Seriously? I mean the entire series is filled to the brim with asshole factions who are in shades of just plain awful
You have the Genocidal, Xenocidal, religiously fanatic, incompetently fascist and incredibly nihilistic Imperium that worships their decaying, corpse of an Emperor as a god, said ‘god’ didn’t want to be worshipped in the first mind, that’s foreign policy amounts to ‘kill everyone!’ and if you dare think that maybe, just maybe the decaying corpse isn’t a god, you get kidnapped and tortured until you ‘repent’ for your ‘sin’ of denying the ‘divinity’ of the Emperor and may just as well drop a city-sized nuke on your planet for good measure.
then you have a faction that amounts to a bunch of psychopaths who kill, maim and burned things just for fun in the shape of the green-skinned Orks… AND THAT’S THE COMEDIC FACTION
then you have an old relic of an empire that once dominated the galaxy but became so hedonistic and depraved that they quite literally murder-fucked Slaanesh… the literal god of extreme hedonism… into existence in the form of continent-sized city-ships that is the Craftworld Eldar who will literally burn entire worlds if it means saving a handful of Eldar in the process
then you have the aforementioned ‘cousins’ of the Craftworld Eldar, who continued with the old Eldar Empire’s depravity and extreme hedonism… but have gotten WORSE as the millennium since and they will torture you, maim you, twist you into ways that shouldn’t be possible and ensure that you feel EVERYTHING in such agonizing detail that it will drive you insane all for their own twisted amusement.
THEN you have the faction that amounts to worshiping four SEPERATE GOD-DAMN SATANS who are all sorts of horrible in of themselves ranging from the blood-filled rage and insane rage of Khrone, the always scheming, manipulative and twisted Tzeentch, the decaying and sickly Nurgle and the very embodiment of extreme hedonism that is Slannesh. Worse yet, even if you don’t want to worship ‘the ruinous powers of chaos’ you feed the four chaos gods by virtue of being human because they literally survive off of emotion, negative AND positive.
And the closest thing to a ‘good’ faction in this bleak universe is a faction that uses brainwashing camps and perfectly willing to do absolutely horrible things for the ‘greater good’ which in of itself is incredibly vague and subject to interruption, and there’s the whole fact that they use a strict caste system that the chastes are effectively sub-species now and this is the rising Tau Empire.
I can’t even begin to describe the Tyranids and Necrons…
This is a universe where war is a constant face of life, be it internal and external, this is a bleak setting that I’m really am surprised this guy likes this series…