For the uninformed, this a war hammer 40k reference:
That metal skeleton is called a necoron, a soulless machine hellbent on destroying all life in the galaxy, right down to the microscopic level.
Typically, if one is found buried on a planet, it is likely the planet is called a tomb world. The necoron are very old, ancient. A tomb world is basically a planet sized army barracks filled with sleeping necorons. Not all are humanoid, some dress in the flesh of their enemies and can burrow out of the ground to scare their enemies.
In short, if you find a necoron solider, inform your local imperial guardsmen and then have a nice warm meal consisting of one ration of bolt gun lead.
@Sambob, I love me some misserable old robots who just want to get those darn kids off their lawn, by tearing them apart atom by atom
@Sambob, every time I see a pic about war hammer 40k, I get more and more curious about getting into it. Recommendations???
@El Batman, I recommend getting into it if you don't care about money. Putting that aside, WH40K has many forms of entertainment outside of the table top game. They have some books which are generally good reads. Their are some video games such as Dawn of War (1&2, 3 is heresy) and Space Hulk. To give a very brief summary of the universe, humanity is made of a bunch of religious fanatics who worship their emperor like a god, they hate nearly all alien life (especially those who disagree with their ideology) all people are at threat of falling to a force known as chaos (demons) and you have extragalactic aliens invading the milky way who want nothing more than to eat all organic life. If you are truly interested about getting into Warhammer 40K Table Top keep in mind that your wallet will cry. I would recommend doing some research on the various factions and decide on which army you think looks coolest. The game has just entered its 8th edition so most armies don't have "Advanced rules"
@El Batman, wanna funny, yet informative way of catching up to most of the w40k universe? Search "if the emperor had a text to speech device" its hilarious and close to canon.
After that, if you're still interested, go to the actual lore and read the many books that's been published. Be warned, it is pretty grim dark.
@El Batman, in addition to the miniatures of your army, you will have to buy the rule book (which is a massive highly detailed book which looks quite nice), and their respective index/ codex (if they have one). Aside from that you will have to buy the proper tools to assemble your miniatures (mostly plastic glue and cutters) and then to top it all of you may one day decide to paint your miniatures (which is a daunting task for most). TableTop WH40k is an investment which may or may not pay off. In the end if you don't like it, their are many people who will be willing to buy you unwanted models online
@FrostBite704, yes that is correct. Got rid of my ork collection at the tail end of 7th. Got into a whole new game after that. And thank you all for clarifying for this person. I love the lore itself and want others to know of it
@El Batman, I see many people recommend warhammer with the tabletop but that wasn't how I was introduced and I have never played it but I love the universe in general. The books and games are great in my opinion.
@Sambob, actually the necrons have souls. They are imbued into their living metal by the C'Tan, and they don't want to destroy all life. They want to become mortal again. They hate tyrannids cause if the tyrannids survive they will destroy any chance of the necrons getting back into mortal shells.
@Sambob, I have a Necron army actually. They are my favorite
Someone is about to see a green light show
Death to the xeno
@Khal Draigo, all life forms of flesh are doomed to extinction, the necron empire need not even destroy your pitiful existence, they can simply wait for you and your brood to die off.
@KevinTheTreeslayer, yeah but technically the necrons want to become a race of flesh because they are tired of being souls trapped in undying metal shells
@Patamon, well technically about 90% of the necron population are just mindless drones incapable of free thought or action. And even more technically none of them have souls since they were made metal, theyre just minds piloting metal skeletons, and a majority of that top 10% who can still think for themselves think that being made metal forever is a better fate than the 40 something human year tumor riddled painful existence that they had before the C'Tan.