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Like the title says can GK turn to chaos? I was thinking about starting another chaos marine army and was trying to come up with some good fluff for them. I'm aiming for a 1000 points of nurgle as I already have 1k of slaanesh and 1k of khrone. But anyways if GKs (besides purifiers cuz theyre so pure or whatever u want to call it) could turn to chaos which God would they most likely follow? IMO I think tzeenech cuz they're all psychers but is nurgle corrupted GKs possible?
Let me know what u guys think.
It's clearly stated in Grey Knight Fluff that in their entire history ( a considerable period of time) not ONE grey Knight has been lured to the worship of Chaos.
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Some grey knight heroes are even trapped in the warp and haven't been possessed or corrupted.
In the old fluff, all GKs were purifiers. In wardfluff, there are now levels of "purity". The whole, not one GK has been corrupted, thing is really a relic of old fluff.
Crowe is a great example. They gave the sword to him because it would corrupt the living crap out of anyone else, even the GK guards that overlook the Titan vault with all the other chaos goodies inside. BUT strangely enough the sword affects people around him so clearly he's not so much suppressing the demon as he is just strong enough to resist corruption.
Now, consider this: what happens to the squadmates of crowe then? The sword is literally affecting everyone around him and the sword was deemed too dangerous to keep in a vault because it would corrupt the GKs outside.
See where I'm going with this?
If that's the case with the new stuff (where is the "wardfluff", btw?), then it's in theory possible for GKs to turn, but the old standard of none ever falling has yet to be openly refuted. Although "corrupted" and "turning" are possibly different things.
I'd personally stay with none ever falling, as there are plenty of possibilities for themed Chaos armies than corrupt GKs, without going near such a contentious area.
It's a (mostly) gray area. No Grey Knight has yet voluntarily turned against the Emperor but plenty have gone mad, been possessed, suffered corruption and so on. The Black Library book "Hammer of Daemons" describes a GK who even accepts the Mark of Khorne while insane. Does that count as turning to Chaos?
You can take your fluff a couple ways. It's much easier to believe some dead GKs were reanimated by Nurgle than that Tzzentch pulled off another "Soul Drinkers" act. Or maybe your guys are Chaos Marines in salvaged GK armor, sowing the rumor that they're "fallen Knights"?
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I always got told that the authors of these novels don't stick with the fluff, and not to take what I see in them as fact in the 40k universe.
They have been very careful in the past to select people who can withstand the taint of chaos (or blessing of chaos - depends on your point of view I guess). While no Grey Knight has ever turned to Chaos, it is a big universe. Some might argue, and infinite Universe. And in an infinite universe, anything can, and eventually must, happen. Never say never. If someone went to all that effort to put some fluff together so they could field a chaos army using the GK codex, who's to stop them?
The Grey Knights are so secretive that noone knows. Most of the 40k world think they are only a myth to tell young acolytes.
I would think that if Inquisitors, Primarchs, and Space Marines can fall to Chaos, then just about anyone can, including the Grey Knights. Now, odds are that the battle brothers of the chapter would be the least likely of any chapter to let it go unnoticed. It would be spotted well in advance and the questionable knight would probably be culled immediately.