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I remember wandering acrost that reading about the black legion some where, some of the other leigons stole horuses body from the them and made clones, black legion whent around and killed off all the clones and the body/genetic material was "lost".
seems to me like there is still quite a bit of fluff open who is to say they got all the clones? or that some genetic material some where isnt left? a skull, a but of flesh, some blood.
that nasty fellow abbadon is possibly a clone of horus. i remember reading the somwhere too
Well, I'd say Abaddon would have been pretty thorough in his extermination of Horus's clones. Abaddon was fanatically devoted to Horus, and the clones were described as mewling, mutated abominations that resulted from the failed cloning processes. Such twisted mockeries of Horus's image would have been intolerable to his true supporters--it's difficult to imagine Abaddon letting any survive.
And as for leftover genetic material, Abaddon himself is rumored to be a clone-son of Horus...
The Emperor set a fire in their hearts that they might burn the iniquitous and the impure from his sight. And the light of that flame shall be as a beacon to the faithful, a light that shines in the darkest places.
With risk of sounding like a parrot, it's implied that Abaddon was a clone of Horus.
All Space Marines are partially clones of their Primarchs, having cloned organs implanted into them. Since Abaddon's heritage is always emphasized really much it stands to reason there's something more going on there.
Yeah everyone else has pretty much got it so, to summarise, Fabius steals the body of Horus from the Luna Wolves. They get really demoralised. Fabius then takes the body and creates clones of the Warmaster. Abaddon finds out and gets really mad, 'cause these clones are an abomination so, for the sake of preserving Horus' memory and cutting all ties with the Legion's past he leads the Black Legion to destroy them. You've gotta remember that at this point the Luna Wolves are pretty much shattered by their defeat and completely demoralised, they lost the Heresy and the other Traitor Legions won't acknowledge them as the leaders of the rebellion anymore, so Abaddon actually revitalised them quite a bit. He's a more capable guy than most people give him credit for.
After the Heresy, the Luna Wolves erected a tomb-fortress in the Eye of Terror as their base of operations. Due to their hasty retreat (and the fact that everyone is evil) almost all of the other Traitor Legions united against/fought their own wars against the Luna Wolves - decimating their numbers, along with their own failed attempts at Daemonic Possession, leaving the Marine hosts dead whenever they attempted to free themselves of the invading daemon.
During one of these conflicts, the Emperor's Children (of course still associating with Fabius Bile) took Horus's body and made several clones. At this point, Abbadon made his move for power, severing Horus's hold over the legion by declaring himself the new Warmaster, forcing them to repaint their armor, and announce their new reorganization with the symbolic act of a lightning raid against the Emperor's Children to destroy Horus's remains, as well as all of his clones.
As a wishful thinker (daydreaming of a career in creative writing of some kind), I've always thought about how much of a test that would have been for all of them. Destroying their beloved leader - imagine a scene where Abbadon has to kill his father several times - imagine the turmoil he could feel. It's incredible. You could write such an awesome story about this time in the Black Legion's history.
Hope this helps.
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Did I read somewhere that Abbaddon has turned down deamonhood a number of times? Any ideas why?