|“||Long shall be your suffering. Joyous be your pain.||„|
|~ Asteroth, Daemon Prince of Slaanesh|
Slaanesh, also known as the Dark Prince, the Prince of Pleasure, the Lord of Excess, the Perfect Prince, and even the Prince of Chaos in the Imperium of Man, the Chaos God of Pleasure, Passion, and Decadence. Lust, pride and self-indulgence are the hallmarks of all who follow him. He is the youngest of the Chaos Gods, having come to full sentience within the Immaterium only during the 30th Millennium.
While generally referred to as a "he" by humans and as a female by the Eldar, Slaanesh is actually neither gender, combining characteristics of both and perfecting them. Slaanesh typically appears in an androgynous form in which it is a woman on the right side and a man on the left with two sets of devilish horns growing from its head. Slaanesh can assume any form; male, female, hermaphrodite or no gender at all. Its sacred number is six and the colours associated with Slaanesh are purple, pink and black. The name Slaanesh is a corruption of the Eldar term Slaaneth (Slaa meaning "ecstasy" or "pleasure" and Neth meaning "lord" or "prince" in the Eldar Lexicon; hence, the Prince of Pleasure), though ironically, the Eldar refer to this foul entity only as "She Who Thirsts."
Slaanesh is the Lord of Pleasure, the Dark God dedicated to the pursuit of earthly gratification and the overthrow of all decent behaviour, as well as hedonism and pleasure for its own sake. He is the God of Obsession, the Master of Excess in All Things, from gluttony to lust to megalomania. Wherever mortals are ruled by their own unquenchable desires, the Dark Prince of Chaos is there in the shadows, whispering, tempting, and feasting on a banquet of souls.
Powers and Stats
Tier: Likely 2-B | At least 4-A while restricted, Unknown while unrestricted | 1-B, possibly higher
Name: Slaanesh, epithets "The Prince of Pleasure", "The Lord of Excess", "The Dark Prince", "The Perfect Prince", "The Prince of Chaos" (to the Imperium of Man), and "She Who Thirsts" (to the Eldar)
Origin: Warhammer 40,000/Warhammer Fantasy
Gender: No true gender, as it is perceived differently by multiple races. Will appear as whatever is most desirable to each individual. Most forms and depictions are either feminine or hermaphroditic
Age: As old as existence from the perspective of the Warp, created some time in the 30th Millennium from the perspective of the material universe
Classification: Chaos God, Warp God, God of Pleasure, Passion, Lust, Decadence, Hedonism, Sensation, Gluttony, Megalomania, and Desire (as well as Perfection and the Pursuit of Bettering Oneself)
Powers and Abilities: Intangibility, Immortality (Types 4 and 8), Regeneration (Mid-Godly), Telepathy, Telekinesis, Possession, Reality Warping, Cosmic Awareness, Soul Manipulation, Time Manipulation, Mind Manipulation, Its existence is a schrödinger's box, Exists beyond the confines of traditional laws of physics, Emotion Manipulation, Sound Manipulation, Higher-Dimensional Manipulation, Acausality, Conceptual Manipulation, Grows stronger whenever other beings experience any kind of strong desire, indulge in their own hedonism, become megalomaniacal, and/or seek perfection in anything, Nature/Plant Manipulation (via devouring Kurnous), Fire Manipulation and Light Manipulation (via devouring Asuryan), Creation (via devouring Vaul), Dream Manipulation and Clairvoyance (via devouring Lileath), Fate Manipulation (via devouring Morai-Heg), Immunity to Fate/Probability Manipulation (Consumed the Wheel of Destiny, which held control over the fate of both mortals and other gods of Slaanesh's level alike)
Attack Potency: Likely Multiverse level (While the weakest of the four main Chaos Gods, Slaanesh is still comparable to them in power) | At least Multi-Solar System level while restricted (Even while being held back, Slaanesh's 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) | Hyperverse level, possibly higher (Transcendent of the material universe, which contains a myriad of higher dimensions so great that they 'cannot be defined by so limited a thing as human language'. Unbound by the restrictions of physical reality, such as form and its dimensions, save any it choose to impose on itself and its surroundings.)
Lifting Strength: Immeasurable | Unknown | Immeasurable
Striking Strength: Likely Multiversal | Unknown | Hyperversal
Durability: Likely Multiverse level (Constantly wars against the other Ruinous Powers) | Unknown (Not actually present) | Hyperverse level, possibly higher
Range: Likely Multiversal (The Warp is connected to all universes) | Galactic while restricted | Likely Hyperversal (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 it to manifest its full power outside the Warp | None notable
Key: In the Warp (Fantasy) | Influence outside the Warp (40,000) | In the Warp (40,000)