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I've had this theory for a while, and since I didn't find any topic describing the same theory, I'm posting it here.
We've all heard about the C'tan on Mars named The Dragon. But I haven't heard anyone explain how he got there. That is what I'm going to tell you.
In the Index Astartes about the Iron Hands, Ferrus' life before joining the emperor is described. It tells how he went into a valley haunted by strange ancient machines and fought a dragon made of living metal. They fought for days(or was it years) without any of them getting the upper hand. In the end Ferrus managed to submerge the Dragon in hot magma, exposing his hands to horrific burning and pain for a long time. The Dragon dissapeared in the magma, and when Ferrus pulled his arms out of the magma, his hands where replaced with hands of living metal. When he returned to his tribe, he suddenly had special knowledge and power with technology.
Then he met the emperor and fought the enemies of mankind for a couple of centuries. In some battle I don't remember he got killed, but it was also stated in the same article that he was rumored to be alive on mars. The Iron Hands are known for their close ties to the Adeptus Mechanicus, and when you read 'it is rumored' in white dwarf or a codex, you know it means 'it is true'.
So there you have it, the dragon(or a part of him) fought Ferrus, became part of his body, and joined him to Mars when he "died". Hope the post isn't too long..
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At first i thought this thread would be another stupid rumour - but im atchually convinced! :blink:
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Yeah this is in fact very interesting! :huh:
Hmm.. Who knows? Maybe you've cracked the puzzle... and maybe this will settle the dispute over whether or not the Adeptus Mechanicus will turn on the Imperium when the great Necron campaign begins...
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Yea this is a very interesting point. I would explain a lot of things very very nicely if it were true.
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Wow! I was expecting to get slaps in the head, I thought maybe everybody knew. It's all in chapter approved, the story about Ferrus is true. I'm 95% convinced this is the way the C'tan got there. If that's not how it worked, then the story is just annoyingly fitting! Chapter approved also explains how the Iron hands graudually turn themselves into machines like the techpriests, and hint that some of their warriors are completely robotic. Practically speaking, they are Necrons in power armour!
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one thing that doesnt sit right with me about this theory is this. how in hell would the emperor not realise that Ferrus was possessed by a star god when he first met him?
also im pretty sure his hands weren't made of "living" metal, just the regular old dead kind.(im sure they got the idea for this from the myths about Thor, he needed specially forged gloves of steel to weild Mjollner)
also i've never seen this article where they say that Ferrus might still be on mars, where did you read this?
personally i think if GW link Ferrus to the C'tan then they have just screwed over one of the most badass of the primarchs and definately one of the coolest.
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How would the emperor know it? Did he even know the C'tan existed??one thing that doesnt sit right with me about this theory is this. how in hell would the emperor not realise that Ferrus was possessed by a star god when he first met him?
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It's all in chapter approved. His metal hands where just as organic and natural as his old ones, only made of metal. They were not bionics. The same article tells us he is rumored to be on Mars. I think he's still a cool Primarch. He's C'tan influence is obvious, he was teaching the Iron Hands Necron like philosophy, 'The flesh is weak'. I don't think he just was some guy who prefered machines to humans.
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I agree with you Absoluthor.
As for the question about how would the Emperor know. Simply because of that. He is a living god, with incredible psychic powers. Dont the Ctan have some psychic powers? Would he be able to ''sense'' if Ferrus had a Ctan in him?
The C'tan are not psychic but there is little doubt the Emperor would not have somehow sensed an ancient star god pretending to be hands on one of the Primachs. Also, the Dragon was on Mars long before the creation of the Primarchs as it is implied that some of the Dark Age technology that caused the fall of man was from the Dragon who was pretending to be the Omnissiah (who is an imaginary God). Now I suppose the false Omnissiah could have been on a different planet but one would expect the Machine God to reside on Mars.
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