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Sunday, January 05, 2014

Cypher the Fallen Angel, Part 2

Cypher brings trouble wherever he goes since he perpetually exists on the dividing line between the forces of order and disorder. This is the same reason why natural disasters such as tornadoes and hurricanes occur—there is always the greatest friction at the center of the storm. Sometimes destruction must first occur before things can begin anew.

The character Cypher was created by the GW development team based upon the nameless  cowboy portrayed by Clint Eastwood in the famous western movies filmed during the 1970s. Cypher is not a Chaos Space Marine but rather an avatar of redemption in the sense that some of the Fallen were eventually able to recognize their mistakes and learn from it while the loyalist Dark Angels could never see past it and live in a state of constant shame. Cypher is not entirely human due to the rend in reality that shattered Caliban casting the Fallen through time and space. Cypher also has an intense mystical aspect to his character.

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