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Expect the Inquisition by MajesticChicken Expect the Inquisition by MajesticChicken
First off I do apologize for the page break in the center, it is hard for me to blend to separately scanned images.

This one took me a while to colorize but I am pleased with it all the same.
Also, if you want a really close look at the image you have to expand your internet browsing window, just clicking on it doesn't enlarge it too much.

Original artist is Karl Kopinski.
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hellou4 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
but, but ... NOBODY EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION! 
This is pretty great! :D
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NamelessManic Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
I knew the Inquisition controlled the sisters of battle, but does that mean they don't have a classification of their own forces? Are they the sisters of battle?
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ShinaRyun Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Glorious...just...glorious.
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wnter06 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
for the emperor!!
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DehFentom Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
I never expected....
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OutofLuna Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Inquisition? I thought it looked like Sisters of Battle. Especially those crazy bitches at on the right side, fighting in penance.
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FuryouMiko Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Both are there - this image dates from the codex where they were trying to pretend that the Sisters worked for the Inquisition.

Basically you've got Sisters, led by an Inquisitor and supported by a Priest with some arco-flaggelants.
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CommissarGregorius Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Yeah, if I remember correctly the Sororitas are the military arm of the Ecclesiarchy, to escape the Thor-era dictate that the church can't have 'men under arms'. So they have women instead. However I do believe they would be a very common choice for Inquisitors' service, due to the fact that they're so damned loyal to the Imperial creed.
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FuryouMiko Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Yes! There's also the fact that, as the Ecclesiarchy's Internal Affairs unit, their duties do have a lot of crossover with the Ordo Hereticus, who are the Administratum's 'Ecclesiarchy Watchdog'.
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NamelessManic Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
How? No one expects the Spa... Inquisition!
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ShinigamiCharon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
I just wonder why the Witch Hunters always wear those hats...Vampire Hunter D makes it look good. These guys make it seem that they are very full of them selves. Either way, very good coloring.

Very good coloring.
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MajesticChicken Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Thanks very much!
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SillyMadman Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Is... is that a city... on wheels?
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:iconchaelim:
Chaelim Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist
Its the Vatican-Mobile :D
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SillyMadman Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Er... Okay.
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RatkosCorner Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Expect the Inquisistion?
My dear friend, you know that NOBODY expects the Imperial Inquisition!
By the way, excellent colors. Flawless and incapable of betraying the grim spirit of this chilling alternative universe.
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MajesticChicken Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Thanks!
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ARC-1138 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
Noone expects the Imperial Inquisition! If you do, then you obviously have powers of foresight, and that can only mean that you have given yourself over to the powers of Tzeentch.
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John-Tommy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
wow that's all I can say, it says in your description you colored this so was it just a black and white before? Anyway this is spectacular the grandiosity is just unreal reminds me of 18th century art work with just so much detail and scope.
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MajesticChicken Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
Yes indeed, black and white.
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SlingBlade87 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
You know the one problem with this image? No one, expects the Inquisition.
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John-Tommy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
hahaha good one
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SlingBlade87 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
Well it was puerile at best, but I just had to!
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brit92 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
legen-wait for it-dary!
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Fatman311 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Is there any way I can get ahold of a print of this? It's too good not to try and get ahold of one.
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MajesticChicken Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Ah thank you, but no I don't think a print is available. Games Workshop might release one, someday, but it would be in black and white. I wouldn't do it because I don't want to infringe on their copyrights.
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widownid Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
This is impressive. Really beautiful style. You remind me of Keith Thompson. Keep it up!
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MajesticChicken Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
I'm glad you like it! But I only colored it.
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widownid Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
oh my bad I didn't notice what you have said... I saw the other stuff on the gallery looked about the same style so I assumed it was all yours =D... Still the mood works well on the colors.
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MajesticChicken Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
It's np, and thanks!
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:iconwidownid:
widownid Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
yw =]
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Super-Wooper Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Your best yet by far!
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Hikaru-119 Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
This is a great coloring job. Upon looking at this I find it funny how much the Imperium freaks out over Chaos when their own followers damn near look like Chaos cultists themselves (minus the mutations).
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Half-Goat Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
truly amazing, both drawing and colouring. the true essence of 40k
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MajesticChicken Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
Thanks man!
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Horacus Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Nobody expects the spanish inquisition.
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terraluna5 Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Impressive man! I like it. I look forward to seeing the ones you copied from my album colored. That'll be a day to remember. Great job.
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