In another thread, Lynata said
'Also, doesn't everyone want to play the bad guy sometime ;)'
Which immediately made me think of Al Pacino as Tony Montana in Scarface's line: 'Say hello to the bad guy!' And that made me think 'What chaos god would Tony Montana worship: Slaanesh blatantly!' : Montana is a character who is an illustration of the tag line for this game, a man on a personal quest for wealth, power and happiness (in the context of the American dream in the 80s), but loses his humanity in a deluge of drugs, betrayal and violence. This character driven portrayal of greed and cruelty seems like a perfect fit to the types of character I'd want to see portrayed in my Black Crusade game! So lets have a list of film, novel, comic , anime, history, current affairs or other sources for intelligent portrayals of morally ruined protagonists to inform our approach to playing the bad guy...
some ideas, please add to/criticise:
-Tamerlane/Timur the lame (seems he'd fit right in in the Black Legion)
-Macbeth (Thats an interesting approach for a chaos character: Hes not really into it himself, but is driven to it by a family member or loved one)
-Hannibal Lecter ( a Khornate characater doesn't have to be a frothing axe-wielding berserker, he could be an intelligent, witty, sophisticated type with an unfortunate penchant for dismembering and consuming)
The hardest one is Nurgle worshippers I feel, I'm struggling for an example!
And I'd like to be the first to say: 'In the screaming vortex, first you get the mutations, then you get the Daemonic gifts, THEN you get the women!' ;-)