|“||Rest? We were not made to rest; we go on, unflinching, unstoppable, unending in our strength. The Emperor did not make us for such mortal concerns as hearth and home, vanity or contemplation; we are his engines of war, his hammers, beating out the fabric of existence into a vessel fit for Mankind to inhabit.||„|
|~ Ferrus Manus|
Ferrus Manus, also known as The Gorgon, was the Primarch of the Iron Hands Space Marine Legion, a master smith known for creating weapons that were able to inspire awe in any who saw them, such as the sword he created for Fulgrim, Primarch of the Emperor's Children Legion or the Bolter he crafted for Vulkan, the Primarch of the Salamanders Legion, said to have a barrel designed to look like the gaping mouth of a dragon. Ferrus' hands were covered in the metallic substance known as necrodermis and he needed no hammer or flame to create beauty through metallurgy, using only his exceptionally powerful hands to mold and shape molten metal. Ferrus forged his closest bond with his brother Fulgrim, but this relationship ultimately ended in tragedy after Fulgrim fell to Chaos during the Horus Heresy. During the Drop Site Massacre on the world of Istvaan V at the start of the Heresy, Fulgrim decapitated Ferrus with a daemonic sword, an action that ultimately cemented his slavery to a Greater Daemon of the Chaos God Slaanesh.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 5-A, likely 4-B
Name: Ferrus Manus, The Gorgon
Origin: Warhammer 40,000
Age: At least several centuries by the time of his death
Classification: Space Marine Primarch of the Iron Hands
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Enhanced Senses, Immortality (Types 1 and 3), Regeneration (Low-Mid), Weapon Mastery, Resistance to magic, mind, and soul attacks, Extreme resistance to heat, pressure, and pain, Immunity to disease and toxins, Metal Manipulation, Technological Manipulation
Attack Potency: At least Large Planet level (Comparable to the other Primarchs, such as Sanguinius, who fought Ka'Bandha, one of Khorne's greatest Bloodthirsters, and broke his spine. Lesser Bloodthirsters can tank planetary explosions. Defeated what was likely a minor C'tan shard), likely Solar System level (Sanguinius managed to make a small crack in Chaos-empowered Horus' armor, and Ka'Bandha is almost certainly stronger than lesser Bloodthirsters, who can grow to the size of star systems in the Eye of Terror, and the likes of Khârn, who can fight great enemies in the Eye of Terror).
Lifting Strength: Class T+ (Should be comparable to Angron, in this regard, who can force his way out from under a collapsed mountain)
Striking Strength: At least Large Planet Class, likely Solar System Class
Durability: At least Large Planet level, likely Solar System level (Fought against Fulgrim for an extended period of time)
Range: Extended melee range (several meters) with Forgebreaker, up to multiple kilometers with various ranged weapons
- Forgebreaker: A magnificent Thunder Hammer crafted by Fulgrim as a sign of friendship, the sheer power of this weapon means pretty much anything hit with it, at the very least, won't be getting up, again.
- The Medusan Carapace: One of the countless suits of armour Ferrus Manus crafted with his own hands, the Carapace is a marvel of technical ingenuity, not only offering insane protection, but also being capable of fixing machinery, upgrading vehicles, and attacking on its own, all in the heat of battle. It also incorporates multiple ranged weapons, such as a Plasma Blaster, Heavy Flamer, Graviton Gun, and Grenade Harness.
Intelligence: Genius (An incredibly skilled military leader and combat expert, as well as a genius with technology)
Weaknesses: Can sometimes let his pride get the better of him