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None shall escape my wrath!
~ The Avatar of Khaine


We do not shirk from our fear. Let the misguided seek to shackle the gifts Khaine gave to us. We do not shy away from our fear: the fear that we are creatures of deep hate and irresistible anger.

This is not our dread. Our dread is to be meaningless. What we fear is the passing of life without achievement, without import. To die and be consumed by the terror we created, without first making a mark upon the universe, that is failure. That is fear.

None of you are worthy. None of you dare to challenge me. Your fear of death overpowers you. It makes you weak.

Yet if you are to succeed, if you are to become klaivex and gain your place and glory, you must dare it. Success cannot be gained without risking failure. Victory is the twin maiden of defeat. Death is the father of life.

~ Naremun, the incubi-klaivex

Summary

Kaela Mensha Khaine is the Eldar God of War, Murder, Destruction and Violence. Many scholars believe him to be a manifestation of the Eldar's racial passion as manifested in battle and warfare. "Kaela Mensha" is not technically part of Khaine's name, but is a title he bears. It roughly translated to "bloody-handed", a reference to the blood that eternally drips from his hands as a reminder of his murder of the ancient Eldar hero, Eldanesh. The word Khaine signifies the essence of murder.

During the War in Heaven, Khaine fought and defeated the Nightbringer, shattering his necrodermis, although the resulting metal shards pierced his flesh, tainting his form with "the Aspect of the Reaper." It is also said that this event precipitated the eventual Fall of the Eldar: The Nightbringer planted the fear of death within all mortal creatures except the Orks, which furthered their survivalist emotions. In the depths of the warp, beings created during the turmoil of the War in Heaven would feast on these feelings and grow to sentience, setting into motion a chain of events that would close the Path of Rebirth for Eldar souls forever. Khaine is one of the three surviving gods of the Eldar. In the old pantheon, he was second only to Asuryan himself in power, and was often shown as the enemy of Vaul. He is also the most violent and reckless of the gods. Asuryan was so appalled by his murder of Eldanesh, a mortal, that he cursed Khaine and made his hands drip eternally with the blood of Eldanesh so that everyone would remember what he had done.

Khaine is also believed to have been assaulted, defeated, and dominated by Slaanesh sometime after its awakening in the 29th millennium (by the Imperial Calendar). Following this, Khorne, Chaos God of war, battled Slaanesh for Khaine, rightly claiming the Eldar deity as his property. During their struggle, Khaine was driven into the material world, where he shattered into a thousand pieces. The dread Avatars of Khaine are the mere splinters of the ancient war god that can be called upon by a sacrifice of an Exarch who is chosen to be the Young King who are then absorbed by the essence, thus becoming the Avatar of Khaine wielding the might of the War God himself.

The "Warrior Aspects" followed by the Eldar Aspect Warriors embody the different aspects or facets of Khaine - each Aspect Warrior type closely follows a particular aspect through long training and dedication, and each fulfills a distinctive role in combat. The greatest Eldar warriors may, if the need arises, offer their lives as sacrifices to awaken an Avatar of Khaine, one of the most powerful units the Eldar possess.

Powers and Stats

Tier: At least High 8-C, likely far higher | 1-B, likely High 1-B

Name: Kaela Mensha Khaine, the Bloody-Handed God

Origin: Warhammer 40,000

Gender: Male

Age: Unknown

Classification: Eldar God of War, Fire, Murder and Destruction

Powers and Abilities:

Attack Potency: At least Large Building level (A weakened Avatar easily tore through Redemptor Dreadnoughts and Primaris Space Marines[15]), likely far higher (Stated to be able to kill Greater Daemons[16]. Fought with Fulgrim and was considered to be an equal by him[17]. Fought against and killed Skarbrand, however he also died in the process[18]) | Hyperverse level (Transcends the material universe, a realm which contains a myriad of dimensions, with the exact number being undefinable by human language[10]), likely High Hyperverse level (Fought against Slaanesh and was too powerful to be killed outright[19]. Fought against Vaul and bested him, shackling him to his anvil[20]. Considered to be the strongest of the Aeldari pantheon[21]. As such, he should be superior to them and the majority of the C'tan as the Aeldari pantheon were created specifically to battle them)

Speed: Massively FTL+ combat speed and reactions (Kept up with Fulgrim[17] and Skarbrand[18] in their duels) | Immeasurable, possibly Omnipresent in the Webway (The Warp, by its nature, holds no concept of space or time[13]. Ships have been known to travel back in time[22] while moving through the Warp. Both the God and their realm, in this case the Webway, are intrinsically linked to one another[14])

Lifting Strength: Unknown (Lifted Skarbrand during their duel[18]) | Immeasurable

Striking Strength: At least Large Building Class, likely far higher | Hyperversal, likely High Hyperversal

Durability: At least Large Building level (A weakened Avatar was still able to survive the bolter fire of dozens of Primaris Space Marines before succumbing to his wounds[15]), likely far higher (Survived blows from Skarbrand during their duel[18]) | Hyperverse level, likely High Hyperverse level

Stamina: Superhuman (Continued to fight even when weakened and being fired upon by dozens of Primaris Space Marines[15]) | Infinite

Range: Several meters | Hyperversal, likely High Hyperversal

Standard Equipment:

  • The Wailing Doom: Each Avatar of Khaine carries a recreation of the god's original blade. Known to the Eldar as Suin Daelle, this eldritch blade glows with horrific power, as it is part of the Avatar's essence made manifest. In both close quarters and at range, it is a fearsome weapon indeed, launching bolts of force that melt through even the thickest armour even as the shard of the war god closes the distance, eager for slaughter.

Intelligence: Unknown

Weaknesses: Short-tempered and recklessness. His essence is scattered in 40,000 and rendering most of his power inaccessible outside of a short-lived Avatar of Khaine.

Key: Avatar of Khaine | Complete

Others

Notable Victories:

Notable Losses:

Inconclusive Matches:

References

  1. Codex: Eldar (3rd Edition); pg 8
  2. Codex: Deathwatch (8th Edition); pg 4-5
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Aurelian; Chapter Five
  4. Codex: Eldar (6th Edition); pg 10
  5. Codex: Craftworld Eldar (3rd Edition); pg 8
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Codex: Eldar (6th Edition); pg 26
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Valdor; Chapter Five
  8. Shadow Point; Chapter Eighteen
  9. Codex: Aeldari (9th Edition); pg 145
  10. 10.0 10.1 Mechanicum
  11. Gods of Mars
  12. A Thousand Sons; Chapter Ten; pg 85
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 Codex: Chaos Daemons (8th Edition); pg 6
  14. 14.0 14.1 Codex: Chaos Daemons (8th Edition); pg 7
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Hammer and Bolter; Ep 6
  16. Codex: Aeldari (9th Edition); pg 31
  17. 17.0 17.1 Fulgrim: Visions of Treachery; Chapter Fifteen
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 Gathering Storm: Fracture of Biel-tan
  19. Codex: Eldar (2nd Edition); pg 15
  20. Codex: Aeldari (9th Edition); pg 7
  21. Codex: Eldar (6th Edition); pg 8
  22. Codex: Orks (4th Edition); pg 29

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