Imperium of Man | Warhammer 40,000

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As the greatest bastion of humanity in the galaxy, the Imperium of Man stands guard against the innumerable threats of the galaxy, both within and without. It is a repressive and cruel regime, a necessity in a universe of endless carnage and war. The Templin Institute. Investigating alternate worlds. New episodes every week. Other Divisions & Branches: ๐Ÿ”น Patreon | ๐Ÿ”น The Templin Commissary | ๐Ÿ”น Twitch | ๐Ÿ”น The Templin Archives | Communications & Media: ๐Ÿ”น Website | ๐Ÿ”น Discord | ๐Ÿ”น Facebook | ๐Ÿ”น Twitter | ๐Ÿ”น Instagram | Narration by Larissa Thompson ๐Ÿ”ธ ๐Ÿ”ธ Some footage used from "The Lord Inquisitor" by Erasmus Brosdau. Background music "Dreamcatcher" by Tenacious Orchestra. Used under license from Ending music used under license from


Tomorrow We Live : "The Imperium is like a man hanging from a cliff with one arm and without the strength to pull himself back up. He could use his other hand to hold on just a little longer, but he's busy using it to give the finger to all the bastards watching him dangle." -quote from 1d4chan

Madmanlolzmc : The planet broke before the guard did!

TheIfifi : Have no fear men of the Imperium. For a Primarch walks among us once more. The Emperor protects.

Chaos Herald : 11:22 "This terrible order is rarely given, and only as a last resort" *proceeds to headbang exterminatus button with the utmost inquisitorial zeal*

mffromhellwhokillsu : i love it when a smooth female voice speaks about galactical genocide <3

dagdamor1 : This is what I'm going to use to introduce newbies to 40K. Thank you, Templin.

Jacopo Abbruscato : That ending had me yelling "FOR THE EMPEROR" for two weeks straight

DeepCFisherman : Daily reminder that the planet broke before the guard did

The God Emperor of Mankind : I rest my eyes for a second and this is what happens... damn it kids

Tomorrow We Live : Catholic Space Nazis sound like awesome villains, how can they be the heroes?" "By comparison."

Greg Ryans : What faction can loose 1 billion troops 50,000 tanks and still claim victory? ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Martin Hanks : I love how the "good guys" in WH40k (emperor, tau ect) would be considered super villains in any less grimdark universe.

This Random Dude : They all argue about which is better: katanas, or longswords? But they're all wrong, they're all drowned in delusions... FOR IT IS CHAINSWORDS OR NOTHING SOLDIERS!!! GLORY TO THE EMPEROR!!!

Dj11o9er : *opens drawer* "Heresy." *opens another* "Heresy." *opens the last one and turns around, enraged* *"HERESY!!!!"*

kwazooplayingguardsman : "In the grim darkness of the far future" - yup sounds like warhammer. WOW, just WOW! the people who wrote and read that script are A+ talent.

John Steiner : Your channel actually has a narrator who doesn't irritate or annoy in the way they speak, which is hard to find for Warhammer 40,000. Thank you.

Robert Palumbo : This lore ruined a lot of sci fi for me ....nothing is cooler than 40k

Volvirth : "Ordo Exterminatus... This order is rarely given, and only as a last resort." Well... "rarely", going by Imperial standards. :| When you're at war with 17461 planets, and you have to blow up a couple dozen in a few decades time because there's only so much you can solve by flooding a planet with Astra Militarae, the Imperium can't really be bothered to care. Hell, there have been cases of entire Imperial Sub-Sectors being declared Exterminatae without the Imperium finding out for several hundred years, and even then it's because the planets stopped paying tribute, because the Imperium couldn't give less of a shit about the actual _well being_ of these planets... It's usually only after three to four hundred years before the Imperium starts to wonder: "Hm... This sub-sector has not paid us tribute for a few centuries. Wonder what's going on..." Imperial bureaucracy: _"We know, at any given moment in time, exactly how many planets we controlled five thousand years ago..."_ That kind of bureaucracy is the only reason the Tau still live. The imperium simply can't be _bothered_ to fight them off. The Tau take a few planets in a century and call it a success, that is, of course, until the Imperium sends over a Astra Militarum war-fleet to "check up on the planet's status.", and essentially drive the local Xenos infestation to extinction. And the Tau were absolutely terrified of the Imperium when they first met them. Mostly because they had no idea what was out there. ... And yes, at one point they thought the Imperium was the worst the galaxy had to offer. Then they met the Tyranids, after which they realised that maybe they should just keep to themselves. There have also been cases of Orcs invading Imperial worlds. These cases usually either involve a LOT of fire, or... Well, let's just say that if you've got an entire planet infested with Orcs, it's usually easier to take the planet out of the equation than the Orcs. Basically, in any normal universe, like Star Wars, destroying a planet is a galaxy wide event. In WH40K, it's tuesday morning's coffee break.

Inquisitorial Llama : ME: I promise I wont get political. 4 Drinks and a Video later: PURGE THE HERECTICS!!!! FOR THE EMPEROR!!!!!!!!!

That One Guy : Damnit, Horus.

Da40kOrks : How many games can say the lore is so deep that it actually created a new literary genre?

โฐŽโฐ‹โฐ•โฐœโฐ‘โฐ“โฐกโฐ225 : No matter what Templin video I watch, The Imperium still pops up in the recommended. A reminder to get my daily dose.

The Great Destroyer : "Better that we had all burned in the fires of Horus's ambition than live to see it come to this." -Roboute Guilliman

tylerschofield : The Imperium! How mighty its aspect! How far-reaching its boundaries! As one world dies ten more are brought into the fold. Fear us, for we count the lives of planets, not men

Joseph Stalin : Cadia was an inside job. Blackstone fortresses can't melt Imperial morale.

Tergel Altankhuyag : "Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light."

Kusariyaro : Daily reminder that Orcs in this universe have Toyguns filled with fluff and garbage parts that come out as bullets that can rip armors apart. Simply because the Orcs believe their guns will shoot bullets. And their combined Psyker field makes it so.

Michael Kean : the only distopian Empire in fictional history that you root for because a 40k universe without the imperium of mankind pretty much spells extinction of mankind as we know it.

InquisitionXenos : Love the Emperor for He is the salvation of mankind Obey His words for He will lead you into the light of the future Heed His wisdom for He will protect you from evil Whisper His prayers with devotion, for they will save your soul Honour His servants, for they speak in His voice Tremble before His majesty, for we all walk in His immortal shadow

The Endleader : "Some say war never changes....... I would argue war gets worse..."

Necroticus : Astra Militarum, otherwise known as the Imperial Guard. Also known as: Cannon Fodder, Loyalist Axe Cushions, 'Umie Firewood, Mon-Keigh Missle Catchers, Flesh Chaff, and.....well the Tyranid don't speak but if they did their word would probably be appetizer or Hors d'oeuvre.

Roger Reyne : "irrational superstition" How dare you! Heretic!


Rifqy Nafis : The Planet Broke before the Guard!!

billyboyjennings : 8:36 "Consisting of countless millions..." Uh. No. Try countless trillions. The Imperial Guard easily numbers in the trillions based on the Imperium's population count (several quadrillion people from official numbers) and required military tithes from each world.

Vรฉtyr Siegurdson : Please do the Adeptus Mechanicus, the Omnissiah demands it

Ryan Tran : Astra Miliwhat now ? You are an Imperial Guard son.

AvengerMKII : I'm going to say this but your narrator is fucking top notch. I think she's the best narrator by far. Really awesome job with the lore and the animations/montage too. I sometimes don't even know how you manage to put them together so well. I've never been this hooked before.

Timmy T : To downvote this holy video is to be a heretic, by Emperor!

Jose Corleto : Of all the videos I've watched regarding 40k, this is probably my favorite. It exists in the Goldilocks zone (not too long, not too short). Great narration and graphics. They dont dwell too long or speed through important areas. Nice work! +1

RG 12 : There needs to be more Warhammer games, I loved the game Space Marine it was awesome and the customisation was great

Rapa Nuii : "You are everything creation has to offer. You are ambition, you are curiosity, you are both destroyer and creator. You are graceful mercy and cooperation to those below you, and you are undying fury and pure hatred for those that stand in your way. You are flawed, but driven towards perfection." "You are human. And it is your destiny to walk among the stars. To rule them."

Alex Frost : This just in: the Imperium of Man video is now the most popular video on the channel. It has surpassed the Enclave (Fallout), State of the Galaxy in Star Trek Discovery, United Nations Space Command (Halo), and Helghan Empire (Killzone), all of which are 3 to 5 months older.

Alex Wommack : CADIA STANDS!!!!!

Ardail Coffey : god 40k has such good fluff, just wish that GW didn't treat it's fans like walking wallets so much Had to drop out of it cuz it's just way to expensive to keep up with

MisterTutor2010 : Holy Roman Empire IN SPACE!!!! :)

Francesco : Someone clicked "dislike". This is clearly a sign of Heresy and must be purged in the name of the Holy Emperor of Mankind!

้ปƒๅฎ‡่ฑช : I'm proud that I know every game in the intro

Mark : That ending gave me chills