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Chaplains were originally formed by [[Lorgar]] as part of the religious slant he brought to the [[Word Bearers]], charging them with spreading the cult of the Lectitio Divinatus, his early form of [[God-Emperor of Mankind|Emperor]]-worship. After assuming control of the Council of [[Terra]], [[Malcador the Sigillite]] instructed the Space Marine Legions to employ Chaplains to enforce the [[Council of Nikaea|Decree of Nikaea]], the Emperor's restrictions on [[Librarians]], as a sort of proto-[[Commissar]].
[[File:DreadnoughtChaplain01.jpg|300px|thumb|left|This Chaplain is a Dreadnought, [[Chaos Space Marines|your]] [[Heresy|argument]] is invalid]]
 In the present, a Chaplain's role in a the chapter is to root primarily ensuring the spiritual purity of the chapter: rooting out [[potential heresy]], inspire other Marines by chanting a litany instilling and enforcing the wisdom of verses, maintain the Chapter's relics and traditions, and basically make the Marines around him righteously angry. Unlike [[CommissarImperial Cult]]s (although given the high amount of autonomy the Imperial GuardAstartes gets, he isn't keen on executing his they may or may not have their own men for simple cowardiceinterpretations), mainly because Space Marines only retreat to gain a better tactical advantage and reminding his brothers of the fact that a Marine is more expensive to create than an expendable guardsman (plus the whole "And chapter's traditions and history, from which they shall know no fear"); but he does still torture/kill [[xenos]], mutants may draw strength and heretics for tacticalinspiration. In battle however, religiousChaplains are just as inspiring, or recreational purposes. Chaplains as they are an HQ unit and use in a Crozius Arcanumchapel sermon. It is Donning black power or terminator armor with a skull helmet, a sacred power maul and their badge of officeofficed called a "Crozius Arcanum", and a fiery rhetoric able to inspire the most unmotivated troops into fanatical warriors of the Emperor on the spot: a fuckhueg chaplain maintains the morale of his battle brothers, ensuring their [[power weaponRAGE|energy-wreathed macerighteous anger]] capable of going straight through armour and utterly shattering your head right off of your shoulders is stoked into a raging fire, even in a single swipe. All the while looking totally sweet in his black Power Armour most bleak and skull visage helmet while scaring the living shit out darkest of the enemy (Wellbattles, in fluff. On the tabletop iteither through inspiring sermons and/or being an example of The Emperor's just fury by bashing His enemies into a Power Mace in 8th ed.), higher ranked Chaplains may also be issued Terminator armourbloody pulp with extreme prejudice. Outside of the company Chaplains, you have the Master of Sanctity or High Chaplain oversees the [[Space Marine Chapter|Chapter]] Chaplaincy and is a senior advisor to the [[Chapter Master]], and the Reclusiarch, who oversees the Reclusiam, where the Chapter's sacred relics and trophies are displayed. Many Chapters combine the two posts, but not always.
For all intents and purposes, just imagine a Space Marine, but even more fanatical and badass. He also has [[Indrick Boreale|great oratorical skills]] to make his brothers stop bitching and to pick up his knife then charge that [[Bloodthirster]] and stab him right in the balls because goddammit that's how you make the [[God-Emperor of Mankind|Emprah]] proud. [[Promotions|It is also suggested that Chaplains use their "oratory" skills for other purposes as well]], but these may just be rumours spread to question the [[Slaanesh|loyalty]] of the Spess Mehreens. As an interesting aside chaplains seem to be more in-touch with their emotions than other Space Marines, seriously though if you listen to their lines in Dawn of War they sound like they're about to burst into manly tears of pride or rage; they must watch [[Fist of the North Star]] as part of training.