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Why does this article also cover the organs of a Space Marine? They are not actually part of the Gene-Seed, they are merely implants. Biggus Berrus 09:59, 17 October 2011 (BST)

Per GWUK's old website, each organ is one of "nineteen strains" of gene-seed. The link is on the Lexicanum page on "Creation of a Space Marine" (you'll need to use to get at the site). --Not LongPoster Again 13:20, 17 October 2011 (BST)

Re: Missing Mucranoid[edit]

Not entirely sure how that makes them pale? The mucranoid allows a Marine to sweat a substance that coats the skin and offers resistance to extreme heat and cold and can even provide some protection for the marine in a vacuum. What does that have to do with their skincolour?! [[Special:Contributions/|]

On investigation (via Deathwatch), not much; I missed that the Raven Guard also have a malfunctioning Melanchromic Organ, which is what makes them pale.
For future reference, discussion should happen on the discussion page, not in the article's content. --Not LongPoster Again 01:58, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

nanomachine, son?[edit]

Apparently, Senator Armstrong from metal gear rising has a nanomachine heart that can turning a person into a one piece haki using hulk, does that count as gene-seed? Does Imperium possess nanomachine technology at all? --TheSpoilerHeretic 08:40, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

I doubt it. I haven't heard anything about it in the fluff, but nanomachines weren't such a big buzzword in science fiction as they are now when the 40k galaxy was fleshed out. Moonsaves 09:01, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Gene-Seed Production?[edit]

How is gene seed produced now of days in 40k? Are there gene seed production facilities in battle barges similar to that on the death guard ship from the book Vengeful spirit? Where it was a sealed room to produce the gene seed? or do space marines produce gene seed over time? or is it you can only retrieve a single gene seed after a space marine dies thus the number of space marines must always be going down (grimdark). I think GW would want it to be the last one but it can't be because of the astral claws canon, where they upped the size of their chapter by with holding gene seed they produced.

Space marines tithe gene seed to the AdMech so they can store it and analyze it, and space marines produce 2 gene seed, one of which can be harvested while they are alive (so marine count would double/stagnate at best), so that's how the Astral Claws increased their numbers (not to mention they inducted survivors from "destroyed" chapters). I think implantation and harvesting is the only way to fabricate gene seed, given how fucked up Corax's plan got. -- Zerghalo2 (talk) 21:47, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

Yeah....the Furnace[edit]

As stated, what bloody use is it if an opponent tears through Primaris power armor and gets at his flesh? Surely their armor is tougher than their sinew? Rockingpilgrim (talk) 07:35, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

You're thinking too hard, that's your problem. --Newerfag (talk) 13:40, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
I'm on the lookout for Furnace nonsense then......