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If I am guilty of anything, it is the simple pursuit of knowledge.

Daemon magnus
The minds of gods are not for mortals to know or to judge. Accept that Tzeentch has a place for all of us in his grand scheme, and be happy in the part you have to play.


Magnus the Red, the Primarch of the Thousand Sons Traitor Legion, is one of the few surviving Primarchs and is currently an extremely powerful Daemon Prince of the Chaos God Tzeentch. He was also known during the early years of the Imperium as the Crimson King and the Red Cyclops. A giant in both physical and mental terms whilst still an inhabitant of the Materium, the copper-skinned Magnus possessed tremendous innate psychic ability, and constantly sought to understand the nature of the Warp, becoming a Sorcerer of formidable power. Magnus thought he would be able to control the Great Ocean of psychic energy that was the Warp; however, his prodigious and careless application of his psychic gifts eventually caused him to fall out of favour with his father, the Emperor of Mankind, as well as with the majority of his brother Primarchs. His psychic immaturity, recklessness, and arrogance also caused his own undoing, as it eventually brought about his own damnation and servitude to the Dark God of Change Tzeentch. In the end, Magnus lead his XVth Legion to the banner of Horus and fought on the Arch-Heretic's side during the Great Betrayal of the Horus Heresy. He survived those events and ascended to the position of a Daemon Prince of Tzeentch as a reward for his service to the Changer of Ways. He has spent the majority of the ten millennia since the end of the Horus Heresy ensconced atop his tower upon the Planet of the Sorcerers within the Eye of Terror, planning the ultimate destruction of the Imperium he believes betrayed him and his Legion. Magnus' greatest grudge, however, is with the Space Marines of the Space Wolves, who he holds accountable for the destruction of his homeworld of Prospero and the corruption of his Legion during the early days of the Horus Heresy.

Powers and Stats

Tier: At least 5-A, likely 4-B | Likely 4-B, possibly higher | Unknown. At least 2-B

Name: Magnus the Red

Origin: Warhammer 40,000

Gender: Male

Age: 10,000+ years old

Classification: Space Marine Primarch of the Thousand Sons, Daemon Prince of Tzeentch

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman strength, speed, and durability, Immortality (Type 1 and 3), Telekinesis, Telepathy, Vast Psychic Power, Reality Warping, Regeneration (Low-Mid), Immunity to most poisons and toxins, Mind Manipulation, Astral Projection, Matter Manipulation, Spatial Manipulation, Time Manipulation, Dimensional Manipulation, Numerous Spells, Death Manipulation, Matter Manipulation, Atomic Destruction, Soul Manipulation, Precognition, Pyromancy, Mind Manipulation, Mind Destruction, Can step out of and into reality at will, Technopathy, Invisibility, Can induce hallucinations and paranoia, Can take away the powers of others, Intangibility, Can tear open space-time and create vortexes into the Warp, Can vastly enhance his own physical characteristics, Can control the nervous systems of others, etc.  | All previous abilities enhanced to an immense degree, Immortality (Type 1 and 4), Regeneration (Low-Godly), True Flight, IncorporealAcausality

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. An Alpha Plus pysker, who have enough power to accidentally destroy worlds), 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). Ignores durability with many of his psyker powers. | Likely Solar System level, possibly higher (Much stronger than his previous self, and doubtlessly superior to lesser Bloodthirsters, who can grow to the size of star systems in the Eye of Terror, and the likes of Khârn and Ahzek Ahriman) | Unknown. At least Multiverse level (In the Warp, Magnus was said to be capable of being whatever he wanted to be in a place where universes were created and destroyed with nothing but a stray thought)

Speed At least FTL+ reactions/attack speed (Comparable to Angron), higher with psychic amps | At least FTL+, higher with psychic amps | Immeasurable (The Warp and its inhabitants exist beyond the bounds of time, space, and causality)

Lifting Strength: Class T+, much higher with telekinesis and psychic amps | At least Class T+Unknown

Striking Strength: At least Large Planet Class, likely Solar System Class | Likely Solar System Class, possibly higherUnknown

Durability: At least Large Planet level, likely Solar System level | Likely Solar System level, possibly higher | Unknown

Stamina: Immense | Limitless | Limitless

Range: Extended melee range (several meters), Kilometers with most powers, Planetary with time manipulation and shields | The same, if not higher | At least Multiversal

Standard Equipment: Power Armor, Power Sword, Force Staff

Intelligence: Vast knowledge of the Warp and Chaos, leader of the Thousand Sons Legion, foresaw the Horus Heresy

Weaknesses: Hitting his missing eye | Forgets his true power when in the materium in a weakened Avatar form | None notable

Key: PrimarchDaemon Prince | In the Warp


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