|“|| Hear me, creature. Let Meros hear this. Your gambit has failed. Whatever these powers are that you call master, whatever irrational choice my brother Horus has made to seek a pact with them, you stand defeated upon the cusp of victory. Do you understand the reason why?
This one. An exemplar of your kind. You were underestimated. The Thirst would have taken you-
But it did not. Because as long as one single Blood Angel lives, he will be master of his spirit. He will not let the abyss that lies in the hearts of us all take him into darkness. That is the truth you do not understand, the truth that Horus has forgotten. It is not the descent toward the shadow nor the rise toward the light that makes us superior. It is the endless struggle between the two that greatness of character lies. We are tested, and we do not break. We will never fall! Take that to my brother and tell him!
|~ Sanguinius to the Red Angel on resisting the Red Thirst.|
- "Sanguinius. It should have been him. He has the vision and strength to carry us to victory, and the wisdom to rule once that victory is won. For all his aloof coolness, he alone has the Emperor's soul in his blood. Each of us carries part of our father within us, whether it is his hunger for battle, his psychic talent or his determination to succeed. Sanguinius holds it all. It should have been his..."
- - Horus Lupercal on who should have become Warmaster.
Sanguinius, also sometimes referred to as the Angel during his lifetime, was the Primarch of the Blood Angels Legion of Space Marines. He was killed during the climax of the Horus Heresy during the Battle of Terra defending the Emperor of Mankind from the Warmaster Horus aboard his flagship, the Battle Barge Vengeful Spirit. Though Horus slew Sanguinius, who had once been one of his closest friends amongst the Primarchs, legend holds that it was the chink in Horus' armor created by the Angel that allowed the Emperor to slay the Arch-Heretic and thus prevent Mankind from falling to the corruption of the Ruinous Powers of Chaos.
Powers and Stats
Name: Sanguinius, The Angel, The Great Angel, The Lord of Angels, The Pure One, The All-Beloved, The Brightest One
Origin: Warhammer 40,000
Age: Several centuries old at least
Classification: Space Marine Primarch of the Blood Angels
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Enhanced Senses, Flight, Immortality (Types 1 and 3), Regeneration (Low-Mid), Precognition, Telekinesis, Psychic Powers, Energy Manipulation, Electricity Manipulation, Light Manipulation, Aura, Energy Projection, Immunity to most poison and toxins, Resistance to Magic, Possession, Mind Manipulation, Empathic Manipulation, Soul Manipulation, Spatial Manipulation, Time Manipulation, Matter Manipulation, Reality Warping, and Existence Erasure, Can attack on every level of existence (Physical, mental, spiritual, symbolic, etc.)
Attack Potency: Solar System level (Fought against Madail the Undivided, whose death caused the total collapse of a space fortress spanning several billion miles, and the Necrosphere, a dome of bones millions of miles thick enclosing an entire system, with said daemon having maintained their form with its own power. Resisted being corrupted and possessed by the Red Angel, who, while possessing a weaker vessel, corrupted an entire star cluster with his darkness and caused a sun to go supernova. Fought Ka'Bandha, one of Khorne's greatest Bloodthirsters, and broke his spine, 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. Managed to make a small crack in Chaos-empowered Horus' armor.).
Speed: Massively FTL+ reactions/combat speed (A Blood Angel who held a spear imbued with a portion of Sanguinius' power saw lasers and plasma bolts in borderline standstill relative to his own movement)
Lifting Strength: Class T
Striking Strength: Solar System Class
Durability: Solar System level
Range: Extended melee range (several meters), several dozen kilometers with ranged powers, much higher with precog
Standard Equipment: Blade Encarmine, Spear of Telesto, Power Armor
Intelligence: Competent military strategist and combatant. Every Primarch bears intelligence far beyond all manner of the average or even above average human reach, with virtually all of them being considered geniuses in the fields they hold expertise in, with few capable of matching up their intellect individually.
Weaknesses: Can be rendered unconscious if enough of his blood angels are killed at the same time, Becomes Feral and wild and acts without thinking if pushed into his blood rage