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i was just lying in bed one night( i.e last night) thinking about a post i read on the 40k pardox thread saying how come rambo isnt a catchan special charector but then it hit me.
ok you ready......
sylvester stalones nick name is sly so we have sly. and sylvester stalone or "sly" plays rambo in "rambo". rambo is an anogram of marbo so add sly and you get sly marbo. so it would seem that games workshop did something trcky there.
for those who dont know who sly marbo is go to the games workshop site and go to online store and then click imperial guard in the 40k section then you should just be able to scroll down and see something say sly marbo. click on that.
so does anyone else know this or do you know any other names that gw has ripped off.
Games Workshop has ripped off, at least, dozens of characters and names from outside sources.
Just off the top of my head...Inquisitor Lord Torquemada (Deamonhunters) was the top dog in the Spanish Inquisition. Inquisitor Lord Fyodor Karamozov (Witchhunters) takes his name (and temperment, though not his piety) from the patriarch in Dostoyevski's classic The Brothers Karamozov . Commander Dante (Blood Angels) was probably named after the Italian renaissance poet.
I know there are more, but this is all I can recall right now.
I know all the chaos god's simbols are anciant signs for their meanings respectivly(ie: three skulls stacked one on the other two means pestilence and decay)
btw, you musta realy been thinking about that Sly Marbo thing... alot.
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Ya man, you must have been killer bored last night
I can't think of anything new though.
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And we can't forget the Emporer, who is a complete rip-off of Michael Moor****'s (that's m.o.o.r.c.o.c.k.)Emporer Huon from the Hawkmoon books (Immortal, stuck in a throne), I'd include the Space Marines as ripped entirely from that setting as well (their counterparts being the beast legions). It's amazing that they can whine about copyright when the fluff seems to be ripped directly from other people.Originally Posted by Tomjoad
Last edited by revin; April 28th, 2005 at 07:18.
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Wow, that is a very deep and ingenius realization. I myself would never have thought of that. Rambo... Sly Marbo.... Wow! You really peeled back the layers! I bet GW is going to get worreid that the makers of Rambo will see this and sue them. :eek:
Well done Box! Muchos Kudos!!!
The GW also rips off all things Roman, and Catholic. Everything.
They should be arrested for thier use of bad latin eg: Eye of Terror becomes: Ocularis Terroris!!! Someone should slap and sue them.
What are Nids?
Those cute things that chased around Sigourny Weaver and "Nute"!
"A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril."
Sir Winston Churchil
I've got one.
You know that picture in our codex with all of the old style cadians fighting a tyranid attack?
Near the bottom it has a caption reading cadian 9th or something massacring hivefleet behemoth at fortress Carcassone.
Carcassone is actually the name of a rather famous french castle. You guys should read up on it. It was so big and well constructed that in it's era it was completly impenetrable. When it fell it was to a siege, not an attack as such. The inhabitants surrendered instead of facing starvation.
Anyway, there's nothing wrong with getting ideas from other names and places, especially with the very ingeneous way GW disguised sly marbo. Besides, it gives me something else to speculate on when I'm not painting or playing.
Oh yeah, there's lots of names and and other such things taken from the bible as well.
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