Talk:Reasonable Marines

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Re: Writefaggotry[edit]

ffffff, why would the tau send a fire caste commander to negotiate rather than a water caste negotiator?

Considering it was a SPACE MARINE that requested the meeting for 'negotiation' it's a safe bet that the Tau suspected the talks to be held at the barrel of a boltgun. They probably sent the fire caste commander in to test the waters.

Ruining Articles[edit]

Ejaculating on how they're 'reasonable, moderate badasses' is even worse. Quit fucking up this article with the obvious.

Except that that's what the whole thing is about. I have yet to hear the Reasonable Marines be called "Forced Meme" Marines, and it's fairly obvious that the way it's been changed to is nothing more than writing over and over "This is an unfunny joke! Unfunny joke! Unfunny joke!" This misses the fact that some other people still enjoy the idea of the Reasonable Marines, and the way it was written before allows it to be a lot more humorous and is much more informative. I was sort of under the impression that 1d4chan was more about poking fun and having a laugh while still being mildly informative, rather than just for writing how much things suck. Granted, there are things (Matt Ward, FATAL, Matt Ward again) that really deserve to be beaten with a stick here, but those tend to be the things that more or less objectively deserve to be beaten. 22:20, 11 April 2011 (UTC)


How do the Reasonable Marines reconcile the high mortality rates of Space Marine induction with their philosophy?

Possibility 1: they recognize that negotiation is only effective if backed up with the ability to use force, and that certain situations can only be resolved by the deployment of Space Marines. Deaths of Aspirants and Neophytes, while tragic, are a necessary sacrifice to maintain their force and protect the Imperium.
Possibility 2: Space Marine induction is only dangerous because of chapter operating procedures. Consider the Space Wolves: they take a bunch of crazy feral-world teenagers, stuff them with organs, have them take a swig from Leman Russ's mug, and chuck them into the wilderness; the ones that manage to avoid turning into mindless wolf monsters and make it back to the Fang get bolt pistols and chainswords and become Assault Squads. There's probably a fair amount of attrition there! The Reasonable Marines may take an approach more like modern militaries: put recruits through grueling but carefully controlled training, so that anyone who falls short is given a safe "out".
These are not mutually exclusive; the Knights Inductor have a bit of both. --Not LongPoster Again 21:50, 13 December 2011 (UTC)


Would someone be so kind as to update the counter-Necron tactics? I would really rather not, not on this article. --FlintTD 00:26, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

And done (with some formatting clean-up as well). Not much needed to be changed, just had to give them a new policy towards the character-driven 5th Edition Necrons. --Not LongPoster Again 19:15, 16 September 2012 (BST)

Dark Eldar[edit]

I was wondering why they use non-lethal weaponry against dark eldar, who regularly commit horrific acts. Would someone be explain this to me?

It says it's "to deprive the pirates of the thrills they seek" -- I don't think this makes a lot of sense, but that's the justification. --Not LongPoster Again 01:13, 2 August 2012 (BST)

I heard that reasonable marines where made to be a space marine army intended to troll other players. I even read something about taking enemy casualties and putting them in POW camps.

Grey Knights[edit]

Since apparently the Grey Knights coat their armour with blood of the Sisters in a sorcerous rite, wouldn't that make them Chaos worshipers? Which as a Thousand Sons player I have nothing against (All hail Tzeentch and sorcery for the Emperor), but it wouldn't it mean that Reasonable Marines don't co-operate with GK's? And since they're part of the Inquisition and like to roam around killing off IG, wouldn't that put them at odds too? Space Wolves seem the more likely candidates for Battle Brother honours. Unless that's part of the joke of course. -- 15:57, 26 September 2012 (BST)

They did this once, and by all considerations (most people don't even know the Grey Knights exist) chances are nobody knows this outside of select members of the Inquisition and the Grey Knights themselves. Moonsaves 18:34, 15 October 2012 (BST)

Blood Ravens[edit]

Any idea on the Reasonable Marines' opinion of the Blood Ravens? StarSword (talk) 20:34, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

They probably like them a bit less than the average marine chapter for killing all those guardsmen and nearly falling to chaos stealing all their advanced technology and gluing it onto the Litany of Litany.--Boss Ballkrusha (talk) 22:31, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

Re: edits to Reasonable Marines[edit]

While I applaud your eagerness to add to the page, I could not help but notice that you referred to the Reasonable Marines as the Knights Inductor a few times. Bear in mind that unlike the KI, the Reasonable Marines' reasonableness is to be played for laughs- compared to the obvious humor in the other writefaggotry in the page, your story stands out like a sore thumb (and not in a good way either). That said, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that you intend to rewrite it so the tone is more appropriate for the Chapter. Take some time to read the existing stories first, though.

No offense intended- just trying to give a heads-up there so you can catch yourself before you begin making the same mistakes again.--Newerfag (talk) 18:08, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Well, the Knights Inductor is going to be their technical designation unless you or someone else can think up of another name for them. Also, the Marines Immaculate article page make no distinction between Knights Inductor and Reasonable Marines by implication. I was going to differentiate the -Reasonable Marine- codex from the -Knights Inductor- codex is what I originally meant. You'll see when I start working on it. Remoon101 (talk) 18:59, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
Then it you appears you are misunderstanding me as well. What you have written literally has nothing in common with existing RM fluff except maybe the names, and even then it couldn't be any more out of place. The whole premise behind their existence is to be a joke chapter in the same vein as the Pretty Marines, but what you had written completely ignores that and as such is so serious that it misses the whole point.(And incidentally, the Reasonable Marines' "technical designation" is in fact "Reasonable Marines"- should we begin calling the Angry Marines as anything other than their given name?) You're obviously good with the crunch, but leave the fluff to the people who know how to write it (or at the very least, don't deviate from the source material as significantly as you did).--Newerfag (talk) 20:22, 17 October 2013 (UTC)


I'd like to formerly apologize for my multiple and probably overdone additions to the page, in regard to their relations with the Iron Hands and Angry Marines. I liked the reasonable marines so much when I saw it I just wanted to add to it however I could. I tried to examine the chapter's personality and write it as accurately as i think it would when i should have asked here first. I took the fact that those edits weren't immediately erased or undone as a sign that you guys liked them but I wanted to apologize for any rage i caused.--PlasmaTalon (talk) 05:03, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

Reasonable Librarians[edit]

Are there any reasonable librarians? Dick1000 (talk) 03:56, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

Non-lethal weapons in lethal combat[edit]

It really does not seem like something "reasonable" marines would do. Sending in tactical marines with riot gear and putting big fire hoses on tanks is not "reasonable" let alone at all practical. Spess mehreens are not police, by the time any astartes are called in the situation will be far beyond tazers. I fully understand taking prisoners, using diplomacy, and not slaughtering fleeing or surrendering foes; but the bits that portray an elite fighting force used for all-out warfare as less willing to kill enemy combatants than the security officers in Space Station 13 are to kill innocent crewmembers are quite ridiculous. Dare I say... Unreasonably so.

Abaddon the Competent?[edit]

Isn't that actually a bad thing? Should it be "and Abaddon was even more incompetent."?

Vanguard Space Marines[edit]

So could we use those new rules as a base for Reasonable Primaris? There have scout rule, sniper, camo, healer, etc.--Gilten (talk) 11:21, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

Can I make some more Writefaggotry on this peice?[edit]

Had a story in mind to add, don't know if I have to write on /tg first. - DeadZone32