On Saturday, February 9, in the small Italian town of Viareggio (Northern Tuscany) hosted the annual Viareggio Carnival.
This year, the Italians created a number of «witty» platforms, expressing their opinions on many pressing problems. Topical themes included an excess of garbage on the planet, feminism, school bullying… and the 45th President of the United States. Giant Donald trump has been presented in the image of God-Emperor of Board game Warhammer 40,000. Platform — Fabrizio Galli at the carnival, it was listed under the name of the Master Drone.
Italy has created a giant God Emperor Trump pic.twitter.com/QFa0NoIJV3
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) February 10, 2019
The Emperor of mankind (Emperor of Mankind) in Warhammer 40,000 is the key. He is the embodiment of universal order. So Donald trump stood on the platform in full length, in a gold Laurel wreath, and heavy, gold, armor. On the left hand instead of fingers he has giant claws (part of power armor character). In his right he clutched the sword of the Emperor, able to pierce the strongest armor. That’s just the hilt of the sword was decorated with the famous blue birds (a reference to Twitter).
The character that he’s dressed as (the God-Emperor of Man) also had a clawed left hand.
… glove? greave?
It was a part of his power armor. pic.twitter.com/nwD6CtgRN9
— David Burton (@HalfTangible) February 10, 2019
In the description to the platform Master Drone States: «the Parallelism with the dominant character of Warhammer 40K has never been so apparent — with the difference that it is not a futuristic three-dimensional tabletop wargame, but a pure reality. Donald wants to return to the moon, go to Mars and create the first space army. Ultramarine? Megamorph? The time of intellectuals, philosophers, and the old, the old culture has passed. We have entered an era of fantasy, videogames and virtual reality. Male dominance is established in a democratic way — and here it is already here among us.»
This year’s Viareggio Carnival is celebrating its 146th anniversary — it is held from 24 February 1873. This is one of the most popular events in Italy: at the time of the event in the town each year receives more than 600 thousand viewers. People come from all over the world to his own eyes to see a giant platform with allegorical figures of papier-mache and evaluate creative solutions the participants of the festival. Since 1987, the organization of the carnival in Viareggio deals with Fondazione Carnevale.
Warhammer 40,000 — the tabletop wargame, designed by the British company Games Workshop. The first edition of Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader came out in 1987. Action (battles) takes place in a dark technofantasy (a subgenre of fantasy, which featured worlds where technological achievements are combined with magic) fictional universe. The entire game takes place with miniatures of soldiers, equipment, different monsters, which the players enter according to certain rules. All the miniatures you buy, glue and paint the players themselves. Battles take place in special clubs, at large congresses. Since 1997 on the basis of a Board wargame, Warhammer 40,000 was created by the eponymous computer game.