Ku'Gath

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What a sourpuss.

"'Bubonic' implies something very specific. You cannot just use it for a synonym for 'diseased'-"

– Ku'Gath splitting hairs moments before Saint Celestine scorches his pus-ridden...everything

Ku'Gath is the single most emo daemonic entity in a universe full of immortals with daddy issues. Once, he was but a Nurgling s(h)itting on Nurgle’s shoulder. Whilst Nurgle was mixing his most virulent disease ever, Ku'Gath promptly did a barrel roll, and tumbled from his place on Papa Nurgle's shoulder into the cauldron, where he took a great draught of the lovely contents and swelled with its power. Invigorated, Ku'Gath drank and drank until the cauldron was empty (the fat shit) and he had grown into a Great Unclean One. Nurgle laughed at the antics of his Nurgling, who had become the embodiment of the perfect disease that had been bubbling within the cauldron. Ku'Gath, however, realised that he had robbed his father of the greatest disease ever concocted (essentially making him emo-Obelix), and has since been wandering the universe, searching for the perfect ingredients to recreate the toxin for Nurgle. He also captures the guys he infects and takes them back to his lair, where he can observe their degeneration more closely.

He met Mortarion when the Primarch came upon him crying, in despair, in the Garden of Nurgle. Upon asking why he was sad, Ku'Gath told him about how he became a Great Unclean One. After they talked for a bit, Ku'Gath told Mortarion where he could find his foster father's soul. They bonded over shared daddy issues and even Mortarion, who hates warpcraft, thinks that Ku'Gath is a pretty cool guy and--in words attributed to him--"relateable."

At some point, Ku'Gath was summoned on the Agri-World of Curwen at the head of the Daemonic Legion. A Grey Knights strike force arrived, and Anval Thawn led a force into the very heart of the Daemonic horde to prevent being surrounded. Ku'Gath swallowed the dude whole, but Thawn detonated his weapon inside the Daemon's throat and burst from its body, and unsurprisingly, Ku'Gath was slain and banished back to the Warp. Ku’Gath appears again in M41, when intervention of Styer and his Grey Knights in the attempts of Inquisitor Malia Orbiana to find biological weapons against Orks (which long story short, the Orks were immune to), which led to the manifestation of the Bonewrack disease, Ku’Gath’s once lost infection, in realspace. The Mary Sues managed to defeat Ku’Gath and his horde of Plaguebearers and expel daemons to the warp, while Ku’Gath himself was wrecked by the blow of Librarian Gared when his Nemesis Greatsword bisected Ku'Gath's head. He later led Nurgle's forces in the Invasion of Ultramar during the Plague Wars. Unfortunately he disobeyed Nurgle's orders during that campaign, causing him to lose his privileged status as Papa Nurgle's favourite son and now he has to hang about for a few millenia to be reincarnated.

Warhammer Fantasy[edit]

Ku'Gath is a little bit different in Warhammer Fantasy Battle. He lacks the daddy issues and here, the reason for him to enter the mortal realm is his desire to create new diseases and viruses, and one day create a disease capable of infecting gods. He hates Dwarfs with a burning passion due to their resilience against disease (and a personal defeat at Karaz-a-karak) so he's made a point to use his new blight on them first whenever he finishes it.

In the End Times he assisted the Glottkin's invasion of The Empire, and was eventually banished in Altdorf by Louen Leoncoeur.

Ku’gath is mentioned a few times in Age of Sigmar, usually as a rival to Rotigus Rainfather, Nurgle’s new favored Greater Daemon. In the most recent Maggotkin of Nurgle Battletome, he appears to have taken on an apprentice GUO named Thrombolhox the Giving, who now leads is own daemonic legion called the Munificent Wanderers.

On the TT[edit]

Total War Warhammer[edit]

Ku'gath is the starting Legendary Lord for the Nurgle faction. A slow BUT TOUGH Lord with access to magic and acts as an artillery piece (by yeeting Nurglings at the enemy)! Fitting his title as the Fetid Brewmaster, his unique mechanics allow him to create your own plagues that cause a variety of effects to you and enemies.

Despite being a bloated pile of rotting meat and puss who spends his days making more and nastier plagues, Ku'gath is articulate, perceptive, polite and jovial. In the Realms of Chaos campaign, he's the only greater daemon who does not threaten or bully The Advisor in their introduction.

The Daemons of Chaos
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Greater Daemons: An'ggrath
Skarbrand
Ka'bandha
Ku'Gath
Scabeiathrax
Ulkair
Rotigus
Dexcessa
N'kari
Shalaxi Helbane
Synessa
Zarakynel
Aetaos'Rau'Keres
Amon 'Chakai
Kairos Fateweaver
Madail
Lesser Daemons: Karanak
Skulltaker
Epidemius
Horticulous Slimux
The Masque
Syll Lewdtongue
The Changeling
The Blue Scribes
Daemon Princes: Angron
Doombreed
Mazarall the Butcher
Samus
Valkia the Bloody
Bubonicus
Foulspawn
Mortarion
Azazel
Dechala
Fulgrim
Esske
Sigvald
Magnus the Red Skreech Verminking Be'lakor
God-Slayer
Lorgar
M'Kar
Perturabo