|This article is about the Space Marine Captain, for the short story by Dan Abnett see Little Horus (Short Story)|
Horus Aximand was a Captain of the Luna Wolves Space Marine Legion, and one of four members of the elite Mournival council. His likeness to Warmaster Horus was so striking that his peers affectionately referred to him as "Little Horus." Despite Aximand's allegiances to the Warmaster, he is always described as a wise and rational Astartes. He had subordinated his personality to allow him to follow Horus's banner into betrayal and civil war.
Aximand was heavily involved in warrior lodges that led to the corruption of the Sons of Horus. When Horus was mortally wounded on Davin's moon, Aximand was one of the lodge members that agreed to allow the Serpent Lodge to treat Horus's wound.
Horus Aximand was seen at the drop site massacre on Isstvan V, fighting alongside the Sons of Horus, accompanying Abaddon. It was clear that a change had overcome Aximand: his movements were mechanical and his features devoid of emotion. Aximand's reluctance to kill his Mournival brothers on Isstvan III could be seen as the catalyst for the change.
After the massacre, Aximand started dreaming, an unusual occurrence among Astartes. His dreams replicated the day's events, but he would be aware of a new, lurking figure that always remained just out of sight. Aximand approached Abaddon about filling the two vacant Mournival positions, settling on Falkus Kibre and Grael Noctua, despite Aximand's unspoken concern that Kibre would side with his senior officer.
Aximand placed Grael Noctua in his command staff to evaluate him for Mournival membership as the Sons of Horus attacked Dwell. Aximand's forces easily defeat the human defenders until the appearance of loyalist Astartes led by Shadrak Meduson, Iron Hands Tenth Captain. Aximand slew Meduson's second in command, Bion Henricos, and then fought against a surprise attack by the White Scars of Hibou Khan. Just as reinforcements arrived, Aximand lost the front of his helmet and his face to a White Scars blade.
- Horus Rising by Dan Abnett
- 2: False Gods by Graham McNeill
- Galaxy in Flames by Ben Counter
- 4: Fulgrim by Graham McNeill
- 5: Little Horus (Short Story) by Dan Abnett