Why is it called the Horus Heresy?

Why is it called the Horus Heresy?

While Lorgar and the legion acted loyal, in secret they were sowing the seeds for the corruption of the Imperium. Years later, after spreading the seeds of rebellion throughout the other legions, Horus would lead half of the legions in open rebellion against the Emperor. This was the Horus Heresy.

How did Horus hurt the emperor?

Now I know ‘lost’ is subjective in this case since He technically won, but Horus burned His face, burst His eye, ripped His arm from His socket, and broke His spine over his knee. And all this supposedly happened because the Emperor was still ‘holding back’ out of ‘love for His son.

Did Horus regret his betrayal?

In older lore Horus shows massive regret for everything at the end after Chaos retracts from him following a massive psychic attack from the Emperor. He begs to be killed for what he’s done and knowing he will be corrupted again.

What did Horus do Sanguinius?

He was killed during the climax of the Horus Heresy at the Battle of Terra defending the Emperor of Mankind from the Warmaster Horus aboard his flagship, the Battle Barge Vengeful Spirit.

What if Sanguinius killed Horus?

Sanguinius killing the Emperor then taking over would be an interesting twist (until the Imperial Webway collapsed). But in this scenario the Emperor would be there to oblirterate Horus permanently after Sanguinius kills Horus.

What if Sanguinius returned?

Now there is no way the first 3 are coming back. They for sure are dead, with no bodies left either. If Sanguinius lived, it would invalidate his visions of his own death against Horus, It would largely invalidate the nobility of his Sacrifice.

Was Horus the greatest Primarch?

Every Primarch got mentioned as the greatest son – it depends on the story. Horus was technically the greatest son in many ways plus he was empowered by the Warp.

Who was the most powerful primarch?


What can beat a primarch?

The only mortal character with any hope of killing a Primarch is probably only the Despoiler himself as the most powerful Unascended champion of Chaos Undivided. I wouldn’t expect Abaddon to kill a Primarch in 1v1 combat, but he’s probably one of the only ones who would have any chance at all.