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Well I decided to do a fluff on an inquisitor who has psyker abilities. Now I heard and read that there is different categories of psykers like alpha or delta class psykers. I was wondering what do these categories mean and what is the most likely for an inquisitor with psyker abilities?
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Remember that psychic powers are as much a curse as blessing.. A character with high levels might be able to do more powerful things, but he's a far bigger liability and needs to exert far more control over himself than a comparatively weaker and more stable psyker. Inquisitors and Space Marine librarians won't just be chosen for psychic ability, but also in terms of how their strength of will measures up against that ability. If there's a significant risk they won't be able to control themselves, they would have been fed to the Emperor or plugged into the astronomicon like the rest.
The best place to be if you're a psyker is probably somewhere around the middle. Alpha level psykers have the lifespan of a fruit fly and will probably take a world out with them. Simultaniously, psykers who are too weak will simply be fed to the Emperor or used to power the astronomicon unless they have significant other talents which outweigh their worth in this capacity.
Meh, Chaos marines don't treat psykers in such a way. You may still get your soul eaten by Daemons, but you can still party with the other chaos worhsippers. Mgith even get res[ected and feared for making people's heads explode with your mind. ^^
At the very least, I'd suggest that such an intense level of psychic power is a huge part of someone's life. They probably show other mutations and mental quirks which make them very difficult to get along with, and may actually be quite deviant from normal humanity. Their other abilities (especially social or physical, but perhaps even mental - as the character becomes more prone to depending on warp-bourne insight) may have atrophied as there's simply no reason to train or master most of them..
Black Library authors all have their own take on these things, of course, as can you, but I like psychic power to be a massive curse. Entire worlds have been destroyed because one psyker lost control.. being psychic is a burden which has to be mastered and overcome at every turn, or it will kill you and everyone around you.
that will count as a power weapon. He is really more of a thinker not a fighter though.
But still, with that power why bother with weapons.. You can rip people's limbs off or make their heart explode with your brain.. The most I can see such a.. creature.. needing is a force rod as a focusing aid.
The other thing is how does a physically crippled and blatantly insane character become an Inquisitor? It's the big problem.. too much power is really dangerous. Not saying it's impossible, just that someone took a grade A risk to get him there and there needs to be a reason behind it.