|Successors of||Raven Guard or Ultramarines|
|Primarch||Corvus Corax or Roboute Guilliman|
|Specialty||Fucking Shit up With Thunderhawks|
|Colours||Purple with Gray Aquila and Gold Heraldry|
"Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart."
- – Manfred von Richthofen, The Red Baron
A Space Marine Chapter of an Unknown Founding, the Hawk Lords are a pretty cool chapter. Instead of using Drop Pods like normal Space Marines, they instead go for the more hands-on approach of flying their troops in on Thunderhawk Gunships. When their ground forces don't work they send in entire squadrons of Stormtalons. Besides their extreme boners for airships, they have accomplished making better Jump Packs. Their so-called Hawk Wings are apparently powerful enough to the point where a Devastator Marine can use it. Why these guys don't get more lore is a mystery.
For whatever reason (mostly writers being lazy and/or not checking consistency) multiple books are giving different Legion origins for the Hawk Lords. On one hand, their heraldry and use of Thunderhawks instead of Drop Pods do lean towards Raven Guard. On the other hand, they are a Codex compliant chapter. That and the fact that like other Ultramarine successor chapters (Aurora Chapter and Nemesis chapter for example) taking their names from their legion chapters, the 21st chapter of the Ultramarines Legion was known as The Hawks. But we don't know. They could be a Dark Angels chapter seeing as the call their air unit the Talon Wing. Thanks GeeDubs.
Atherias: A battle-brother of the Hawk Lords before becoming one of the founding members of the Deathwatch
Back when their purple was redder, 'cos red makes dere fightaz go fasta