|“||We are at War with forces too terrible to comprehend. We cannot afford mercy for any of its victims too weak to take the correct course. Mercy destroys us; it weakens us and saps our resolve. Put aside all such thoughts. They are not worthy of Inquisitors in the service of Our Emperor. Praise His name for in our resolve we only reflect his purpose of will.||„|
The Imperium of Man would be considered villains under any other setting yet due to the excessive viciousness of their many enemies and the general Crapsack World themes of Warhammer 40,000 they are often portrayed as humanity's last hope (though only the most hardened of souls would truly call them "heroes").