MORK IS BEZT AT SNEAKIN'ND SMASHIN WAAAAAAAAGH!!!
- The Shoutings of Mork on how 'Kunning' he is
Mork is one of the two Ork gods. He is more cunning but still brutal, while Gork is more brutal but still cunning. In practice this means Gork is the one that will bash your face into a pulp if you so dare look at him, while Mork is the one that will smash your head in while you aren't looking. Essentially both are
not to be confused with each other.
Prior to 7th edition, Orks had no idea which god was Mork and which god was Gork (and debates were just another excuse to fight each other). This was eventually dropped because it was super awkward to write. Most likely the Prophet of Gork and Mork laid down his head-canon, and the other Orks figured he was big enough to close the matter.
As mentioned above, Mork is the Ork God for sheer cunning and determination. Some may debate that the ork Gods can compete with the Chaos Gods when talking about cunningness or power, but there is no way of knowing for sure. As the Warp's nature is ever-changing and spontaneous, the might of a certain god is never set in place. Although, there is a fact that each race's feelings are represented by an entity in the Warp and as the ork population and crusades grow in number, so does the might of Gork and Mork. In the long run, in a sense, he could arguably be one of the most powerful entities in the warp along with his twin Gork and the Chaos Gods.
In contrast to his twin Gork, Mork often favors (and in return is favored by) those of
any some intellectual ability, meaning that Big Meks, Flashgitz or any other Orks who actually use their brains for once are often a prime candidate for Mork's favor. Hence, though Gork may be more physically powerful of the two, Mork is arguably the more intelligent and wise of the twins.
According to what little history of the Orks we know of, both Mork and Gork came about during a distant time when all of the Ork's psyche started channeling their existence (And unwonted violence) into the Warp. This is similar to the gods of the Eldar, however, unlike the space elves, Mork and Gork often like to get a bit more 'personal' with their subjects. For example, they may offer cosmic aid to whoever is chanting their names long enough, assuming they find the supplicant worthy of their aid. Should the local warboss be found worthy, then woe to any forces opposing the tsunami of green. Although they are both idolized upon, the Orks often have no idea who they are directly praying to resulting in much lulz. This can vary from the gods metaphorically shrugging their shoulders and crumping their foes all the same, to a Weirdboy praying for Gork's space foot to crush the enemy, only to have Mork turn up instead to psychically make his head explode for mistaking their identity.
The only distinction that can be made between the two is that Gork is the more favored by common boyz, nobz, and bosses, as he is the manifestation of power and might, while Mork is more favored towards Orks that possess a sheer level of intellect and cunning such as BigMeks, Gretchin, Lootas and other Oddboyz. Whatever is the case, both are rumored to be more powerful than Khorne due to the sheer number of psychic might of the Orks. In theory, each may actually have the power to snap Khorne like some sissy Daemonette.
Mirroring the Orks as a faction themselves, Gork and Mork united could probably overpower any other god. Also much like the Ork race, they fight each between themselves as much as external threats, much to the galaxy's relief. Fundamentally, this is the reason for the Orks to venerate twin gods. Though mild distinctions can be drawn, in practice Gork and Mork are identical. The reason there must be two is that Orks prize the glory of combat above all things. Why have two gods where one would suffice? So they can fight.
Although no one has the faintest idea on what these twin gods may truly look like, they can at least be interpreted through the various designs of the BigMek's Stompas and Gargants which are noted to be effigies of the two gods.
|The Gods of the Orks|
|Gork - Mork|