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The Legion of the Damned Color by SharpWriter The Legion of the Damned Color by SharpWriter
The Legion of the damned.

Space marines, that are well..damned. His armor is cursed and therefore is constantly ablaze.

Colored version of this


Listen to Rob Zombie while you view this for ultimate viewing.
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Aqaad Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  New member
Awesome work with fire effects, it looks so real! But the proportions sadden me a bit. The head could be bigger and the body respectively lesser and more slim.
S1l3nc Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Looks insane.
And a lot better than the armor without the flames. the regular armor is portrayed with painted flames which looks lame ^^.
This looks more like how imagined the Legion of the damned looked like. One can even see the heat of the flame.
M-A-T-T-S-M-I-T-H Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Your descriptions and back stories are incredible, also this is bad-ass!
TheLastIronMan Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Games Workshop Exec1: "Men, we need a way to make a chapter of loyalist Space Marines badass."
GWExec2: 'But how?"
Sarcastic Intern: "Why don't you light them on fire?"
Exec1 & 2: "You need a raise.'
titans-ghost Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
is still a brother till the end damned or not
MactireTheBeast Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
"Listen to Rob Zombie while you view this for ultimate viewing." - One of the best artist self-comments I have read here on Deviant, I am in total agreement with you on this one.
LegionaireB Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A very nice Legionnaire, though I think you may have overdone it on the flames just a tad.

For those of you who don't know, almost nothing is known about the Legion of the Damned. What is known (though the Inquisition tries to keep a tight lid on this) is that they appear when Imperial interests are threatened, deal with the threat, then disappear without a trace. It seems random at the time, but later analysis always proves that their intervention is significant on a galactic scale. Their armor is insignialess except for a predominant Flame and Bone motif on black. The few glances that have been caught of what is beneath the armor generally consists of pale flesh or rotting bone.

Their are many theories regarding their origins. The one most supported by Games Workshop is that they are a lost Space Marines chapter (the Fire Hawks) who contracted a deadly pathogen during a warp storm that is slowly killing them, driving them mad in the process. Personally, I don't support this idea: it doesn't explain how they know exactly where they should be or how they get there.
Dyceman Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
the legion of the damned are NOT evil, they have numerus times saved imperial forces and have actually proven themselves better at fighting chaos than many other legions, the imperium n inquisition are just prejudice assholes who like to judge people by appearence....
tau43 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
I think one of the only reasons they haven't been excommunicated is because the retards that are the Ordo Hereticus realize that Chaos doesn't need any more badder-assed soldiers than the Imperium has.
BioWolff Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
AWESOME!!! :iconeeeeeplz:
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