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Lore question: Dragon ogres

yolordmcswagyolordmcswag Registered Users Posts: 2,055
edited August 2019 in General Discussion
Is there any lore-explanation for why dragon ogres look the way they do? As far as I know, dragon ogres are some of the oldest beings in the warhammer world, predating even the old ones. Normal ogres on the other hand were created by the old ones, and most "human-looking" races were aswell.

Another question: were the dragon ogres different before the coming of chaos? Did they look the same way? It is also said that the dragons and dragon ogres fought great wars before the old ones arrived, but what were these wars about?

Edit: wrong forum, someone please move this to the warhammer section.


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  • Xenos7Xenos7 Registered Users Posts: 5,669
    IIRC, they have nothing to do with actual ogres. They are just called that way because they superficially resemble them, but are a separate species. Like, you know, prairie dogs aren't dogs.
  • UagrimUagrim Registered Users Posts: 1,007
    Out of story cause someone designed them that way.

    In story they evolved like that.

    As for difference before chaos, not much they became more evil I would say but that is the nature of chaos.

    And the wars probably about food.
  • CaesarSahlertzCaesarSahlertz Registered Users Posts: 2,883
    Dragon Ogres look the way they do because of "that is just the way it is" (which is 99% of fantasy reasoning). It is perfectly reasonable to expect that the Old Ones saw how the shape of the Dragon Ogres was resistant to Chaos corruption, and manipulated their form so that it would fit their needs.
  • davedave1124davedave1124 Senior Member Registered Users Posts: 7,932
    The name probably derived from human descriptions. A man eating monster/giant the size of a dragon. I know in the Chaos trailer it mentions that man cannot understand them.. so they describe them with 2 familiar words.
  • Wargol5Wargol5 Registered Users Posts: 1,306
    I like to think that they were fully lizards instead of only half-lizard before they made a pact with the forces of Chaos.
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