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Think about it this way:
1. They are the only thing we know with the power to mass mind control other creatures
2. Like the Tyranids they are probably smart enough to communicate and use technology but decide not to
3. Its not the C'tan
4. The Warp Shadow may be billions of Enslavers moving through the warp to watch their Tyranid minions bloting out regular psychic powers.
5. they look like a form of Tyranid creature
Its not conclusive- far from it but i think that out of the existing options its the most possible
Ive never heard of the enslavers, but it could be very possiable
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They're the squid critters in the BBB.They have amazing squid mind control powers O.o'
The tyranid masters are the Norns, who control the Domanatrixes, who control the hive fleets. Strangely the Norns are the name given to the Viking version of the fates, so the Nids are controlled by fate.
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whats a bbb?
Big Black Book, slang for the main 40k rulebook.
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Thats the rulebook, Lord Dante. Anyway, Im wondering if the enslavers would even go near Tyranids-the warp shadow is caused by the tyranids overloading the warp with their minds, so it would give telepaths a nasty headache at least. I think only something that wouldnt suffer from the warp shadow like Tau (dont use the warp to travel much), the old ones (cruised the galaxy before the warp even existed), or Necrons would control the nids.
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Actually, not half bad a thought... I myself don't really subscribe to it, but out of the other proposed theories of "Tyranid Masters", this one actually makes some sense!
The major problem with this theory would be that it wouldn't really make sense for the Enslavers to direct the Tyranids to act the way they do... From what we know, the Enslavers are definitely intelligent on an individual basis, and they wish to have some sort of reign upon the material plane, most often accomplished by "possessing" Psykers.
What, then, would be the point of herding the Tyranids here? They just eat, eat, eat and eat... And by eating, survive. How would this benefit the Enslavers?
Based on the meager knowledge we have of the "races" in question, it would seem improbable that the Enslavers would have anything to do with the Tyranid background.
So I'll just stick to thinking of them as a trans-galactic locust swarm...
"The meat things seek to destroy ourselves. They hunt us as we hunt them but they are weak and uncertain. The inferior flesh will be entirely destroyed, all biomatter consumed. Ourselves will fight to the last, all weak flesh must be devoured."
I think this is logical, but as has been said, why would the Enslavers control the Tyranids? Their normal targets are Psykers, or anything else with a slight amount of power. They control them so they can manipulate things in the material world, but Tyranids just seem to be out to eat everything in the material world, not the same thing
wait a second... Hold this thought, Rember for a enslaver to get into this plane they first have to kill a Psykers and open a gate... and from the YE OLD Rogue Trader first editon of Warhammer 40k... It states this, That only three enslavers can enter from one of thier gate (note that these gates are made by unprotected psykers, who inturn die and open this gate) and that a enslaver can enslave up to 10 models per enslaver.... so its kinda hard for enslavers to take over the tyrind race... the only other mention of enslavers is during the war between the old ones and necrons the enslavers came and over ran the gaxaly for a while before leaving (like a plague of locusts)
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