Doom Eagles

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Doom Eagles
Doom Eagles.jpg
Battle Cry We Are Dead Already
Founding Second Founding
Successors of Ultramarines
Chapter Master Hearon
Primarch Roboute Guilliman
Homeworld Gathis II
Specialty Jump Pack Assaults
Being sad
Allegiance Imperium
Colours Silver and Red

The Doom Eagles (stop laughing) are an official Space Marine Chapter, descended from the Ultramarines in the Second Founding.

They are extremely grimdark. What, the fact that they're called "Doom Eagles" isn't enough? Their homeworld is dying, and they only choose Gathians who have lost everything of importance to them to become Aspirants. Here's what one of their Librarians has to say about them:

"All of creation suffers, young ones. Only in accepting our own mortality can we make a difference. Only in bearing the burden of our failures can we find the strength to go on. Only in detachment from glory, or honour, or jealousy... from life itself can we hope to spare others from grief. We are Doom Eagles. And we are dead already."

They use a LOT of Jump Packs and are considered to be some of the best practitioners of the Jump Assault, so just play them on the tabletop with Doom Eagle colors and the assault rules if you want to play a Fluffy army. Ironically, or perhaps just as expected for a chapter with such morbid religious beliefs, they proved to be absolutely amazing for fighting Plague Zombies during the 13th Black Crusade, with not a single one falling to the plague. After all, you can't zombify what's already dead. Well, the canon reason was their faith and piousness, but their faith and piousness is centered around a religious belief that they're already dead so the theme still fits.

The Blood Magpies stole a matching power axe and plasma pistol combo off them.

Also not to be confused with the Doom Legion, another Ultramarine chapter with similar name and colors.

The above quote mentions that the Doom Eagles seek to prevent other people from suffering. This automatically makes them one of the few chapters to give a crap about the rest of humanity.

Gallery[edit]

Chapters of the Adeptus Astartes
First Founding: Blood Angels - Dark Angels - Imperial Fists - Iron Hands - Raven Guard
Salamanders - Space Wolves - Ultramarines - White Scars
Second Founding: Angels of Absolution - Angels Encarmine - Angels of Redemption - Angels of Vengeance
Angels Sanguine - Angels Vermillion - Aurora Chapter - Black Guard - Black Templars
Blood Drinkers - Crimson Fists - Doom Eagles - Excoriators - Fists Exemplar - Flesh Tearers
Genesis Chapter - Iron Snakes - Mortifactors - Novamarines - Red Talons - Raptors
Soul Drinkers - Storm Lords - Wolf Brothers
Third Founding: Executioners - Scythes of the Emperor
Fourth to Eighth Founding: Howling Griffons - Marines Malevolent - Night Swords - Sons of Guilliman
Eighth Founding: Mantis Warriors
Tenth Founding: Astral Claws
Thirteenth Founding: Death Spectres - Exorcists
Twenty-First Founding: Black Dragons - Fire Hawks - Flame Falcons - Lamenters - Minotaurs - Sons of Antaeus
Twenty-Second Founding: Fire Claws/Relictors - Steel Confessors
Twenty-Third Founding: Marines Errant - Star Phantoms
Twenty-Fourth Founding: Celestial Lions - Disciples of Caliban
Twenty-Fifth Founding: Angels of Vigilance - Fire Angels
Twenty-Sixth Founding: Mentors
Ultima Founding: Blades of Vengeance - Knights of the Chalice - Fulminators - Rift Stalkers - Storm Reapers
Unknown Founding: Astral Knights - Blood Ravens - Blood Swords - Celebrants - Emperor's Spears - Fire Lords
Guardians of the Covenant - Hammers of Dorn - Invaders - Knights of Blood
Rainbow Warriors - Red Scorpions - Sable Swords - Solar Hawks - Space Sharks - Silver Skulls
Storm Wardens - Valedictors - Vorpal Swords
Unsanctioned Founding: Consecrators - Sons of Medusa
Chambers Millitant: Deathwatch - Grey Knights
Astartes Praeses: Black Consuls - Excoriators - Fire Claws/Relictors
Night Watch - Subjugators - Viper Legion - White Consuls