To charge head on without thought or reason against seemingly insurmountable odds and horrors no matter how bleak and dire the situation may appear, and to do so completely
own peril while receiving absolutely no personal gain from the action.
In combat this
most likely involves giving
up a superior
tactical firing position for the chance to get up close and use your chain-sword
on a 20 f tall monstrosity with a arsenal of fangs seemingly born from the mating of a rototiller
and elephant industrial ground beef
unremembered glory for long term
Ex - See dawn
of war intro trailer on Youtube (no ones says
"For the Emporer" but it is implied by their actions)
Jeff - "You hurt your back yesterday trying
to lift that fridge didn't you? That was stupid
man you could have just waited 1 minute for me to get there."
Martin - "For the Emperor"
Captain IronFist- sees his platoon of space
marines surrounded on all sides
by Tyranid forces, His comms tells him that reinforcements will arrive
in minutes and he just has to hold out if he wants to survive.Disregarding
the chance to survive, He roars to his fellow brothers
and draws his chain-sword in the direction of the swarm and shouts "FOR THE EMPEROR!!!" His brothers
rise up with
their well fortified bunkers and heavy weapons in order to engage the largely melee based
enemy up close
Soon only the Captain is left facing the mighty Carnifex with slashing
then a nuclear
The Captain fights with
all the power and skill of a space marine
but is eviscerated right through the chest. As the beast raises him up to eye level
to watch the life drain from his body the Captain shouts ""For the Emperor!!" one last time and shoves a Grenade right down the beast's throat killing both of them.
The dust settings the reinforcements arrive
and the war continues and no one is the wiser.