The animation has sparked a flurry of speculation and excitement among fans, with many wondering if this series could be the harbinger of the return of Vulkan, the Primarch of the Salamanders. However, the Salamander’s name remains shrouded in mystery, leaving fans guessing. Some even jestingly suggest it could be the ever-elusive Alpharius, known for his cunning and subterfuge, posing as a Salamander to carry out a complex plot involving the Imperial Guard and Sisters of Battle.
One fan humorously remarked: “Posing as Vulcan’s good-boys while using the Guard and Sororitas as cannon-fodder in some insane 5-D chess move to obtain Necron relics? Yeah, it doesn’t get more Alpha Legion than that…”
The anticipation for this new series is palpable, especially for fans of the Salamanders. It appears that various Space Marine factions are getting their time in the spotlight, with Orks avenging Yarrick, Dark Angels seeking the return of the Lion, and now the Salamanders receiving their own show. Truly, it’s a great time for all the “bois in green.”
One intriguing aspect of the animation is the possibility of the return of Necron Pariahs, hinted at by lines in the trailer. The exchange between Guardsmen about killing their own and the reply that they’re “not their own anymore” suggests a sinister twist. Illuminor Szeras, the leader of the Necrons in this conflict, hints at conducting horrific scientific experiments on captured humans, adding a layer of horror to the story.
Interestingly, not all fans are hoping for a straightforward victory for the Necrons. One fan expressed a desire for an evacuation-type mission, where the Salamanders are tasked with rescuing Imperials trapped in the Nexus. Sisters of Battle, known for their unwavering dedication, may resist leaving, and as the Necrons close in, the Salamanders act as a rear guard. The ability to envision such complicated scenarios is evidence of the Warhammer 40K universe’s complexity.
Perhaps one of the most poignant moments in the trailer is when a priest and children’s faces light up with hope at the presence of the Salamander. In a world ravaged by the Necron scourge, with their protectors shattered and their homes in ruins, the Salamander represents an Angel of the God-Emperor, a beacon of salvation. While the Salamander’s answer to the question, “Are you here to save us?” remains unknown, fans familiar with their unwavering dedication to protecting the weak can likely predict the response.
As the release date of this highly anticipated Warhammer 40K animation draws near, the excitement and speculation continue to build. Whether it heralds the return of Vulkan, reveals the true identity of the Salamander, or uncovers the dark secrets of the Necrons, one thing is certain: it’s going to be an unforgettable journey into the heart of the 41st millennium. So, mark your calendars for September 13th, for on that day, the fate of the Imperium will hang in the balance, and the Salamanders will rise to the occasion, as they always have, to protect humanity from the encroaching darkness.
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