In the embrace of the great Nurgle, I am no longer afraid, for with His pestilential favour I have become that which I once most feared: Death.
~ Kulvain Hestarius, Chaos Space Marine of the Death Guard


Nurgle is one of the four major Ruinous Powers. He is the the oldest of the four, most probably because he is the God of Death and Decay and those two have been part of the galaxy since the beginning. His titles include the Plague FatherFly LordGreat CorruptorPlague LordMaster of PestilenceLord of Decay (the translation of his Dark Tongue name, Nurgh-leth) and represents morbidity, disease and physical corruption.

Of the four Gods of Chaos, Nurgle is said to be the most involved with the plight of mortals. Those afflicted by his contagions often turn to him in order to escape their suffering. The physical likeness of Nurgle is described as gigantic and bloated with corruption, with foul-coloured, leathery and necrotic skin. Nurgle can also be regarded as the Lord of All, because all things, no matter how solid and permanent they seem, are liable to physical corruption.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 2-B | At least 4-A while restricted, Unknown while unrestricted | At least High 1-B, likely 1-A

Name: Nurgle, epithets "The Plague Lord" and "The Lord of Pestilence", as well as "Papa Nurgle", "Father Nurgle", and "Grandfather Nurgle" to his followers

Origin: Warhammer 40,000/Warhammer Fantasy

Gender: Has no true gender, though is often referred to as male

Age: As old as existence from the perspective of the Warp, created some time during the 2nd Millennium from the perspective of the material universe

Classification: Chaos God, Warp God, God of Death, Disease, Decay, and Destruction (as well as Rebirth, Perseverance, and Survival)

Powers and Abilities: Immortality (Type 4 and 8), Regeneration (At least Mid-Godly, likely up to True-Godly), Telepathy, Telekenisis, Possession, Reality Warping, Cosmic Awareness, Soul Manipulation, Time Manipulation, Spatial Manipulation, Mind Manipulation, Disease Manipulation, Life and Death Manipulation, Incorporeal, Exists outside the confines of traditional laws of physics, Able to create endless hordes of Daemons from his own essence, Acausality, Higher Dimensional Manipulation, Conceptual Manipulation, Grows stronger whenever other beings are infected, fall ill, die, and decay, as well as when life is reborn, survives against the odds, and/or refuse to budge to change

Attack Potency: Multiverse level (Comparable to, though slightly weaker than, Khorne. Can effortlessly reshape his own domain on a whim, said domain containing a swamp made from dead universes with maggots the size of nebulas.) | At least Multi-Solar System level while restricted (Even while being held back, his influence is spread over the entire Milky Way Galaxy. An area of space spanning numerous solar systems is rendered completely uninhabitable due to the conflict between Chaos and the Anathema. The Warp will often randomly swallow up entire sectors of the galaxy composed of numerous solar systems.), Unknown while unrestricted (Were the Emperor unable to continue holding the Chaos Gods back, the Warp's influence would flood into realspace, causing it to be completely destroyed) | At least High Hyperverse level (Controls the Warp, which can be perceived as and thus contain an infinitely dimensional realm of thought and metaphor that is far above the combined knowledge and essence of the material universe, which already contains a myriad of higher dimensions so great that they 'cannot be defined by so limited a thing as human language'.), likely Outerverse level (Stated to exist beyond the very concepts of time and space, with the Warp's true nature being an utterly formless, dimensionless realm without limits or true geography, with the only dimensions it or its inhabitants have being ones they choose to impose upon it or themselves.)

Speed: Omnipresent within his own realm | UnknownOmnipresent within his own realm

Lifting Strength: Immeasurable UnknownImmeasurable, likely Irrelevant

Striking Strength: Multiversal Unknown | At least High Hyperversal, likely Outerversal

Durability: Multiverse level (Constantly wars against the other Ruinous Powers) | Unknown (Not actually present) | At least High Hyperverse level, likely Outerverse level

Stamina: Unknown

Range: Multiversal (The Warp is connected to the entire multiverse) | At least Galactic while restricted | At least High Hyperversal, likely Outerversal (the Warp extends to at least a million universes, and the Warp itself is beyond all physical and temporal dimensions of realspace)

Standard Equipment: Unknown

Intelligence: Beyond mortal comprehension due to not being limited to a linear perception of events, Has near complete knowledge of the entire galaxy and at least millions of other universes

Weaknesses: None notable | Harder for him to manifest his full power outside the Warp | None notable

Key: In the Warp (Fantasy)Influence Outside the Warp (40,000)In the Warp (40,000)


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