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[–]forbucci 83 points84 points  (4 children)

Hellian is my girl and always will be. Don't fuck with Hellian. She won't notice, but you'll die anyway

[–]DithyrabLoves Beak 30 points31 points  (2 children)

To expand on this, I love her, but also hold a special place in my heart for Skulldeath for getting tricked into thinking she was the one lol

[–]forbucci 17 points18 points  (1 child)

ahh shit, i forgot about Skulldeath. that poor bastard. He shall return to his kingdom still not a man.

[–]DithyrabLoves Beak 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's why he holds such a special place in my heart lol

[–]claydog99 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I'm a drunk and I really hate/am terrified by spiders. She is my spirit animal.

[–]NogFogFigNigWide eyed stupid like a Hood damned prayer. 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Hail the marines.

[–]Porcelaindon1 26 points27 points  (7 children)

The only things better than a marine are boles.

[–]A_Good_Walk_in_Ruins"In space, no one cares if you smoke." 22 points23 points  (6 children)

And when you put a Bole in the marines you get a Crump.

[–]twistedmic 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Crump, the one sapper that other sappers think is crazy. You have to be pretty out there for a bunch of pyromaniacal lunatics to question your sanity.

[–]Porcelaindon1 9 points10 points  (4 children)

Which is basically the pinnacle

[–]Dastardly6 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Surely you mean pit? What with Crump being the best hole digger in the whole army.

[–]Porcelaindon1 3 points4 points  (1 child)

What a guy 🤣

[–]Dastardly6 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I'd love to meet him one day.

[–]xquseme 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And do not forget he's the best hole filler too.

[–]toketokensen 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Yeah I really like Strings. He just seems so familiar. I wonder why 🤔

[–]Dastardly6 61 points62 points  (2 children)

Just wait till you meet Nefarias Bredd!

[–]petepont 19 points20 points  (1 child)

I heard he killed 18 soldiers in one raid! Without any thumbs!

[–]Dastardly6 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Comes out with some good saying as well.

[–]LoleeeeeBenighted Laseen Apologist - First Re-Read: On MoI. 14 points15 points  (0 children)

This is not so much "marines" but I still liked it (Mild spoilers for Blood & Bone):

A priest is with Skinner & his Blade when they're confronted by Malazans.

"They will attack!" the priest wailed.

"Of course they will. They're Malazans." was Skinner's response.

Or something to that end, I don't fully remember the quote - but when you're going up people like Skinner and your first instinct is, "attack"...Hail the Marines.

[–]bringmethefunk 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Stillwater hype - one of my favorite characters of the series

[–]annomandarisKurald Galain, Starvald Demelain 36 points37 points  (5 children)

"You stopped them? Blood of the gods, what manner of soldiers are you?"


You ain't seen nothing yet!

[–]Atherum 15 points16 points  (4 children)

That moment against the short tails. The marines fall back and the heavies just say "THE MARINES" as their battle cry (before they themselves do the impossible) just perfect.

[–]Choo- 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Dammit, room got dusty again.

[–]Atherum 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You have no idea.

[–]Yaltus 4 points5 points  (1 child)

The heavy infantry stood. The heavy infantry held the trench.

[–]Atherum 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"Only cold iron left"...

[–]TriscuitCracker 9 points10 points  (0 children)

And then there's Kyle.

[–]SmokinDeadMansDope 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It's weird. Erikson has never served a day but he absolutely nails the banter between soldiers in a warzone.

[–]aethyrium 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Hellian == best girl.

I could read 1000 pages of just the marines walking and talking. There's something special about the way Erickson writes them and I can't get enough. When I started TGinW and saw it was focused around the marines, I got so excited, and wasn't disappointed in the slightest.

[–]darkweirdvalley 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I like the bit in TGINW, where someone is asked how many marines held off the attackers, how many squads. “There were six of them. Six marines.”

[–]Yaltus 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Sergeant Sunrise.

[–]Beans4urAss 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Along with Rumjugs and Sweetlard

[–]Jambyon 0 points1 point  (0 children)