Regarding the decision to omit the speculation that he may have survived his final encounter with Horus, you cite that there's no evidence he survived. I do not contest this, but nor is it stated unequivocally that he suffered the equivalent of a true death. So with that in mind, given what we know about perpetuals, isn't it equally likely he survived? While there seem to be exceptions here and there (some of which seem dubious and come across as varying degrees of plot contrivances), to the best of my knowledge, the only reliable way to inflict a true death on a perpetual is with fulgurite. Does it not therefore stand to reason that, while perhaps unlikely, he may have survived?
Perhaps this is ultimately more a question on the nature of perpetuals, but I thought it worth bringing up, at least.
- I think leaving it as is would be best. Since all we SEE happen is Horus turning him into a fine red mist. He could have survived, because he is a perpetual and Horus didn't know that; he could have been killed for good because of Horus's power with the warp (because he was very capable of killing the Emperor who is also a perpetual). We have indicators for both, but confirmation for neither. So it's best to leave it as we see it.TheNuclearSoldier (talk) 00:14, 8 February 2024 (UTC)
Having given it further consideration, I find that I am of a mind with TheNuclearSoldier. Barring some explicity stated update which makes the answer definitive, I think leaving it somewhat open-ended is probably the correct call. I think the current iteration of the page meets that criteria.