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- "As I ride to war, the scent of death washes over me like the wind itself. All my senses come to life, and each kill becomes more exhilarating than the last!"
- — Doomrider
Doomrider was a Daemon Prince and one of the strangest servants of the Chaos God Slaanesh. His true identity has been lost to time and all that is known of his past is that he was once a Space Marine Biker of the Emperor's Children Legion. Having been granted Daemonhood by Slaanesh, Doomrider rode through both the Materium and Immaterium, always in search of new sensations. His love of speed would put an Ork Speed Freek to shame, and it is only equalled by his love of bringing agonising death to the denizens of the Materium. Servants of Slaanesh often attempt to summon him forth from the Warp to assist them in battle, but even when they succeed in attracting the Daemon Prince's attention, the vain and fickle Doomrider usually disappears back into the Warp soon after his arrival regardless of the outcome of the combat in search of the next happenstance that has caught his attention.
- "Oh great Lord Slaanesh, send forth your servant, the Daemon Prince Doomrider!"
"Let our enemies tremble in raptured awe before his fearsome visage!"
"Grant them an exquisite death, crushed beneath the flaming wheels of his chromium steed!"
"Permit them the ecstasy of being slaughtered by Doomrider's throbbing Daemonsword and his pulsating gun of gushing plasma!"
"Bestow on them one fleeting moment of pleasure as they stare in wonder and orgasmic delight at one of your most divine creations before dying at his hand!"
"Oh great Lord Slaanesh, for these reasons and many others that tease and titillate our imaginations, we beseech you, send forth your servant, the Daemon Prince Doomrider!""
Unlike most other Daemon Princes who adopt an appearance pleasing to their patron Chaos God, Doomrider still resembles the Space Marine he once was. He appears like a corrupted Astartes with deathly pale skin and a crown of living flames for hair, wielding a gigantic flaming daemonic sword, mounted on a corrupted Assault Bike adorned and festooned with various blasphemous symbols and spikes. The truth is that rider, weapon and bike are one and the same entity, and indistinguishable. Speeding forward on a trail of flames, Doomrider can use the power of the Immaterium to challenge gravity, leaping above obstacles or remaining aloft like a Jetbike. The ancient Bolters of the bike now spew bolts of pure Warp energy, which have the destructive power of a Meltagun, and his Warp-empowered blade can cleave through the most resilient armour with contemptuous ease.
- Codex: Chaos Space Marines (3rd. Edition, 1st Codex), pg. 24
- White Dwarf 235 (US), "Wheels of Fire," pg. 52
- Master of the Hunt (Audio Drama) by Josh Reynolds