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reading through some codexs the other day, i found that there are at least 3 Gods in the warp that are non-chaos and there may be more i dont know of. The 3 im thinking of are Gork, Mork and the laughing Eldar god, Cregoroach, worshipped by the harlequins.
now to me it seemed reasonable that Gork and Mork, combined, could well take down a Chaos god, and the Eldar god would obviously want to combat Slannesh.
So my question is could there ever be a godly overthrow, that would see one or more of the chaos gods destroyed?
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Short answer: Probably not.
Gork and Mork combined probably could take down a chaos god or two, but an alliance between them is just as likely as all the orks in the galaxy uniting under one cause. They just like squabbling too much to do anything else.
And while there is the Laughing God, he was the lone survivor of nearly the entire Eldar pantheon. The rest were eaten by Slaanesh, with the exception of Kain who was broken into a million pieces in his battle with She Who Thirsts. And mind you, Kain was a god of war.
Also, considering Chaos is the one thing that nearly anyone in the galaxy would unite against, such an overthrow should have already happened if it could.
I would say no, partially because I was under the impression Gork and Mork were more "ideas" than actual gods. Admittedly, I have done very little on research of Orc gods. Hah
But the Eldar god would not be able to defeat Slaanesh from my understandings, and Slaanesh is said to be less powerful than other Chaos gods (at times at-least?) such as Khorne.
If the 3 COULD combine strength, then POSSIBLY they would do some harm, but GW wont let fluff get that far I don't think. Hah
I can't answer for the WHFB fluff, but in 40k the Orks really don't have a god. They claim to worship Gork and Mork but the Orks draw their actual psychic ability from themselves. An Ork will use magic to make a ramshackle truck work because he and a bunch of fellow Orks believe that it will, rather than praying to G&M to 'bless' the truck for them. That's why Orks tend to gather in groups--it amplifies their psychic abilities.
Even if Gork and Mork actually exist, they do not appear to have personalities yet. I doubt Khorne would die to a nonsentient warp god.
As for the Eldar, their last living god is in hiding. Khaine was the only Eldar god that was able to put up a fight against Slaanesh at all and he got torn apart like a kid's toy from McDonald's. The Laughing God is not, and almost certainly never will be, able to kill Slaanesh. There are a few fluff indicators that the Eldar are creating a new "God of the Dead" using the souls they managed to store away from Slaanesh but their fluff also indicates that they will die out long before this new God has a chance.
Think about it as a question of fuel. There are immense amounts of warfare, deceit, disease and...kinky stuff in the 40k galaxy. In order to kill a warp creature that feeds off something so plentiful, a lesser god would probably need an equally potent power source. Occasional Waaghs and some dead elves in stasis aren't going to be enough. A quintillion humans worshiping the Emperor might be.
Similarly, the fuel source issue helps explain why warp creatures don't team up. Gods that use different 'fuels' have different goals, different methods, even different thought processes. I doubt they can even communicate with each other without going through lesser, 'impure' intermediaries.
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The only real way for the gods of chaos to be defeated is if every creature in the galaxy with a warp presence stops spilling blood, cures all disease, stops making plans ans stops desiring things. Very unlikely for everybody to do that while still alive, and even less likely in the grim darkness of the far future.
It's possible that one could be overthrown or replaced by a new warp entity, provided there was a similar evolution in the real world to mirror it. There wouldn't be a noticeable difference though. New boss, same psychotic daemon god.
A parallel is something from Good Omens, which is a comedy novel about the Apocalypse. When the Four Horsemen show up, Pestilence has retired and been replaced by Pollution because people just don't care about disease any more; they're way more scared of global warming and oil spills.
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Even if Gork and Mork exist, they would exist in the WAAAGH! (or whatever the warp-similar dimension that Orks draw on is) and not the Warp.
Cregoroach survived Slaanesh burning and slaughtering the other Eldar gods by hiding. He is no match for Slaanesh, though it is theorized that the Eldar are particularly vulnerable to Slaanesh's attacks; they dug their own grave.
To understand, Khaine, the Eldar God of War, who lived in the warp, was able to take on most of the rest of the Eldar pantheon (a more obvious display of Greco-Roman inspiration) by himself in combat.
Gods. Duking it out in the Warp.
And Khaela Mensha Khaine was a match for most of them singlehandedly.
Khaine fought Slaanesh, and Slaanesh didn't kill Khaine outright at the beginning of their duel because Slaanesh had just been born and had carved up a large part of the warp, killed off a pantheon of Gods, and as a result had to actually fight to kill the Eldar incarnation of war itself.
The only reason that Tzeetnch, Khorne, and Nurgle tolerate Slaanesh is that Slaanesh is nuts-powerful, (literally as well, sadly and could probably take them by himself/herself/itself.
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I think the reason (or one of) that the older 3 gods let Slaanesh be, is because although he is pesky and irritating, he posses no SERIOUS threat to the others. He relies on something less abundant than Nurgle and Khorne, and lets face it, Tzeench is a complete BA, who may not gain power from something MORE abundant than pleasure, but he has certainly had more TIME to gain that power, and has by no means lots his "fuel" source.
You lack an understanding of the warp and the essence of chaos gods themselves. They are not living individuals thats can be beated or replaced. They can hardly even be called sentient energy. They are omnipitent, raw, emotions, mortal acts of will made emortal through echos in an alternate dimension. You talk about khorne and slaanesh like they r Tison and Holyfield. Just doesnt work that way. At one point or another all of the chaos gods were as powerful as the last and they have always been present. Slaanesh was not created by the eldar so much as he was given presense in the minds of mortals through thier sheer power in the warp.
Long story short they four always have been and always will be, they are the most primal and powerful parts of all mortals and will never go away as long as there is chaos in the material realm its amplified echoes will egist in the warp. There will always be chaos!
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