Posted on September 14, 2011, CJ Miozzi Warhammer 40k Space Marines Invade Canada
During my playthrough of Space Marine, I heard one of the armored super soldiers shout, “For Ultramar!” Those familiar with Warhammer 40k’s lore know Ultramar is the name of the feudal realm governed by the Ultramarines Chapter of the Space Marines.
However, as GameFront’s resident Canadian, what immediately sprang to mind was the Ultramar chain of Canadian gas stations. I was about to pass it off as a quaint coincidence, when I remembered the gas station logo… A golden eagle on a blue background.
The color blue, gold, eagles… That’s typical iconography of Ultramarines!
Clearly, this is a sign. Band together, my Canadian brothers; bravery is stronger than Adamantium! We have the courage of the Emperor! And in the Emperor’s name… ATTACK!! ATTACK!! NO PRISONERS!!
What impresses me most about this picture is the price of gas. 85 cents a liter? I can only dream of those days.