Good Morning Everyone,
Today we will be looking at the Great Deceiver Himself, Tzeentch.
(Note I do this article of my free will... A finger is not pointed at my head ready to cast Doombolt...)
So to start things off, if you are confused on what Surfin' Bird is please follow the link below... Play it on repeat I bet you'll love it 😀. (let me know if the link doesn't work...)
https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.youtube.co.uk/watch%3Fv%3D2WNrx2jq184&ved=0ahUKEwiG3J-q99nOAhWqBcAKHcQwCcgQyCkIHTAA&usg=AFQjCNFVivTYdcl43iESYNNTuXncX_-pKg&sig2=TDStBOobfQQf-7i4NLTGXQBut anyways, moving swiftly on... I find myself sat thinking about Tzeentch and his place within the Chaos Pantheon, and the question of why all the bird motifs when it comes to the imagery of the Greater Daemons and their ilk.
As a species, humanity's second greatest love is our curiosity and our drive to learn more things. Yet knowledge is a double edge sword... How will you use what you know? Will it detrimentally affect other or aid them? Will what we learn be our downfall. Our quest for knowledge has done both great and terrible things.
And so we get to the dichotomy that is Tzeentch, the giver of truths and lies, sometimes all in one statement. For at the end of the day what truly is truth? For perspective can change many things. Change is progress, and progress can be regression all in the same moment depending on the outcome. I think Games Workshop have touched on this briefly but I want to see more of the knowledge as a danger aspect, and less of the scheming. Knowing something shouldn't necessarily be enough to damn you, what you do with the knowledge should.
Its easy to see the bird motifs have been inspired by the Egyptians and the depictions of birds of prey and their connotations of knowledge in many cultures, however where is the other animal designs for the greater daemons? Where's my Hippo or Squirrel Greater Daemons of Tzeentch... (Hmmm... Maybe that last one is going a wee bit mental...).
Now I'm going to segue a bit here, but I will make sense (hopefully). If any of you have ever watched Neon Genesis Evangelion, you will be aware of the angels from both the film and television series. The angels were in the simplest terms during the series, creatures that evolved different forms to attempt to kill humanity. Each concept was different and unique.
So why can't Tzeentch even just have greater daemons that are uniquely different? Why not a Greater Daemon that's a Giant Prismatic horror, a great juxtaposition to Tzeentchs' Labyrinth? I understand the concept of design cues and formats, but maybe something a little different here and there?
Oh and when the rumoured new Daemon Primarch Magnus, and new Rubricae hit, I so want to be over all of that 😸 (Must impeach the Wife...).
Well anyways I might be talking mental again, but let me know what you think in the comments, what are your ideas on Tzeentchs place and his daemon tralls?
Until next time