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just wondering if anyone ever heard of this Chaos god
Phobos - The Black Crusade Wiki
Nope, never heard of him, and, as the wiki offers no sources, it's kinda hard to collaborate whre in the GW books etc he is mentioned.
Good chance it's fan made.
I agree with Zema, theres never been anythng in the fluff about any of the minor Gods, it barly even mentions that there are any.
Theres actually a thread about this going on right now in the WHFB Fluff forum called God of Fear. We're just discussing how a God of Fear would not actually work due to fear not being something that can be worshipped. Take a look at the thread.
As for the wiki thing, I think its just a fan fic article that really doesnt even fit with the 40k cannon. Say what you will about plot holes and what-not but the game designers and background creators at GW have made a VERY strong history and universe for their game and know what works and what doesn't, and this doesn't
Well it doesn't have to be. The act of sowing fear could in of itself work. I mean Khorne is the god of hate and rage. None of his followers actually hate him. Doesn't mean any followers of this Phobos would fear him. Or they could worship out of fear.
If a Million Guardsmen die, that's a statistic. If one marine dies, that's a tragedy.
This i fear is where phobos lacks credibility, apart from some other issues, like fear being a by product created by all the other gods.
Also, "Phobos", being greek (i think...) for fear, is kinda lame and overdone, imo.
In the mid 90's when Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay was out of print there was a lot of fan made background or varying quality.
I remember one piece had a load of 'new' minor chaos gods and deamons. It got dissemitated pretty widely.
Phobos might be originate from this period.
In other words I think its very much fan made stuff.
"God is dead" Nietzsche- 1886
"Nietzsche is dead" God- 1900
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Zema, you and I are on exactly the same page here. Fear is a reactant emotion, one that comes due to something else. If any one wants to follow this up, join n the discussion here.
I love theological debates like this, really gets to excersize your brain and seperates the true WH nerds from the players, lol
I'm pretty sure there's a mention of a minor Chaos god or two in the 3rd edition Chaos codex, I think one was specifically under spiky bits in the wargear section.
However, I'm 99% positive it wasn't Phobos.