Religion is a powerful motivator. Which of these galactic warrior's faith will make them triumph in a DEATH BATTLE?
The Covenant Empire is a theocratic coalition of several alien races spread across the Milky Way Galaxy. Lead by the Prophets of Truth, Regret, and Mercy, their ultimate goal is to activate the Halo rings created by their Forerunner Gods and descend into the "Great Beyond." In order to do this, the Covenant waged a genocidal campaign against humanity, killing millions and destroying several worlds in the process.
The Covenant hold the largest military force in the galaxy. The Elites are proud and honorable tactical generals and the strongest warriors of the Covenant military, creating the backbone of the Covenant Army. Hunters and Brutes serve as shock troops and heavy support, while the Jackals serve the role of scouts and snipers. Grunt are used as main infantry, but they typically scatter when their Elite general is killed in battle.
All of these troops are armed to the teeth with plasma weapons, such as the Plasma Rifle, Carbine, Bean Rifle, Fuel Rod Cannon, and the lethal Energy Sword and destructive Gravity Hammer.
Their vehicles are also something to be feared. The lightning-fast Ghost and destructive Wraith are their man vehicles on land, while the Banshee provides fast air-cover. The near-indestructible Scarab provides transport and support for ground troops. The Covenant's most notorious tactic, however, is called "Glassing", where they incinerate the surface of a planet with plasma, making it uninhabitable and destroying anyone already there.
The Covenant are fiercely loyal to the word of the Prophets, but infighting is somewhat common, mostly between the Brutes and the Elites. Though they are united by their faith, most do not agree on anything else. Despite this, their strong empire drove humanity to the brink of extinction, and united several otherwise warring races under one faith.
"Halo! Its divine wind will rush through the stars, propelling all who are worthy along the path to salvation."-Prophet of Mercy
The Space Marines defend the Imperium of Man and serve the immortal Emperor of Man. Genetically altered and cybernetically enhanced, they are no longer human, for the have advanced unto a new level of evolution. The first 20 Legions established in the 30th millennium, they were personally hand picked by the Emperor of Mankind himself to defend the Imperium and carry out the Great Crusade to unite humanity under the Emperor.However, the Crusade was derailed when Warmaster Horus lead a rebellion against the Imperium. Though Horus was defeated by the Emperor himself, the Emperor's mortally wounded body was confined to the Golden Throne for all eternity, and all the early Space Marine Legions were divided and separated in order to prevent another rebellion.
Now the 41st millennium, several dozen Chapters descending from the First Founding exist across the Milky Way, some more loyal to the Emperor than others. Among the most loyal Chapters are the Blood Angels, the Imperial Fists, and the more common Ultramarines. Each Chapter is individually lead and supplied, all having their own tactics and philosophies. Though they're all different, they all share the same bulky Power Armor, armed with close combat Power Fists and Chain Swords. All Marines carry standard Bolters and Bolter Pistols, along with Meltas and Flamers. Among the heavier weapons are the Assault Cannon, Heavy Bolter, and explosive Krak grenade.
The vehicles is where some of the Space Marines really shine. The Drop Pod brings the soldiers swiftly into battle, while the Razorback and Rhinos provide main troop transport. Dreadnought Walkers and Land Raider tanks provide heavy support, and the fast Bikes and Land Speeders allow the Marines to outflank their enemy.
The Marines' loyalty to the Emperor and the Imperium is unyielding. The almost never retreat, usually fighting to the very last man. They view their Emperor as a God, and coincidentally, many lower humans view the Marines as angels of death, bringing salvation, and sometimes destruction, wherever they go.
"They will be untouched by plague or disease; no sickness shall blight them. They shall have such tactics, strategies and machines that no foe can best them in battle. They are my bulwark against the Terror. They are the Defenders of Humanity. They are my Space Marines and they shall know no fear."-The Emperor of Mankind
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