Crap idea from Tropers/RadioactiveZombie, after hanging out with too many SR [=MUDders=]. In the form of fragmented pages and half-assed [=RPs=], though he's starting to FINALLY write the intro fully.

Jake Armitage wakes up in a morgue locker, only remembering a bomb explosion and the name "Drake". Upon forcing his way out of the morgue, he's immediately assaulted by waves of hitmen and cops. Forced underground to look for clues to why he's been targeted for assassination, he meets an odd cast of characters, ranging from government agents to psychopathic samurai...

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Contains:

* AlternateContinuity - Every event, up to 2011, happens, so this version of SR had the Iraqi Wars, the Bushes, Clinton, and Obama as presidents, and has much more advanced technology. Dunkelzahn wasn't blown up by a bomb as part of an EvilPlan- it was an internal conspiracy, and he got nuked by way of a [[VideoGame/UnrealTournament Redeemer.]] Novatech still exists, and the UCAS and the CAS are currently waging a secret war on the Triple AAA corporations. Tech ranges from much more advanced to barely passable compared to canon Shadowrun. The world sucks less, but is still crappy. Real-world events still happen throughout the 2010s and 2020s (if RZ doesn't lose interest by then). Also, Akagi's dealings.
* {{Animesque}} - Kaze, Novi, Dover, and Quovley are noted to look like stereotypical anime characters.
* BlackAndGrayMorality - On one side, you have corporations that will stop at nothing for profit, tech, and a bigger slice of the share than their competitors, with maybe a sympathetic CEO who wants to do the best for their workers and the world. One the other, you have shadowruns, most of whom can kill innocent people for money (or even nothing at all) and perform terrorist actions, robberies, hits, assaults, massacres, kidnappings, and so on, usually with bystanders. They're willing to backstab each other, and probably the only ones who don't take glee in murder are Jake Armitage and what courier-only runners are there (like Novi). And then you've got a third faction, a UCAS [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Super Mysterious Black Operation Unit ]]
that is extremely patriotic and rabidly anti-corporate (being led by someone clinically insane does not help), engaging in... rather violent terrorist actions.
* BritishStuffiness - Played straight with Kitten, and averted with Dover, who, in both personas that have a British accent, is either a talkative, kind-hearted scientist, or a {{cloudcuckoolander}} scientist that annoys the frag out of you.
* CanonDiscontinuity - See above.
* CaptainErsatz - Jake Armitage occasionally throws in flashes of [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Wesker]] and [[TheTerminator the T-800]] (who he somewhat resembles).
** Better example - The Hunter is [[BloodPlus an evil version of Saya Otonashi.]] (No, not like Diva.)
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}} - Dover (in one of his personas), Tenpenny, and Ryan, under the right conditions.
* TheComicallySerious - Jake Armitage, Talos, Kaze, Daedalus, and Dover's mercenary persona.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive - Played straight with many of the minor [=CEOs=] for the Triple-A corps, and Akagi Corporation's board, who, despite their hole-in-the-ace turned into giblets, want to continue world domination. Subverted with Chester, who is doing this purely because he doesn't like the prospect of world domination interfering with corporate practice.
* CorruptHick - Vile, Dirk, and Croaker.
* TheCracker - Davan, Daedalus, and Dover (to a lesser extent).
* CuteLittleFangs - Novi.
* DeadpanSnarker - Chester and Talos. Everyone except Novi, Kaze, and Tseng.
** Jake Armitage is a mild version of this, and only dryly comments on various odd events.
* TheDragon - Drake. Literally.
** The Hunter in the first half of the story.
* EasyAmnesia - Armitage wakes up with such.
* GoshDangItToHeck - Since third-edition swear words (Frag, Drek, et cetera) are commonplace, Dover's usage of "fuck" and "Goddamn" are a bit antiquated, going by canon.
* HulkSpeak - How Grundoor and Kruk speak.
* ImplacableMan - Mocked twice. First, a [[Manga/ElfenLied mutated]] [[Webcomic/EverAfter test subject]] breaks out of the Corporate Union facility, ready to massacre everything in her sight with a saw. The army of guards gun her down without incident.(Turns out, Dover planned this because "he hated that bitch", and to make a distraction for Armitage.) Jake Armitage tries this in the assault on Akagi headquarters, but is nearly killed.
* ItsPersonal - Many of the Shadowrunners in the story have some sort of vendetta against... anything. Ranging from the Mafia to Triple-AAA corps to corp workers, just 'cause they're corp workers.
* {{Jerkass}} - Play and War. No, really, those are their nomme de guerres. Vile, if drunk enough. Same with Kyzrath.
* MartyStu - Dover. Constantly mocked and {{lampshaded}} throughout, and only shows up half-way through, for a very good reason.
** Jake Armitage, admittedly. He's one of the ''very, very few'' that can utilize various branches of magic ''and'' have a shitload of cyberware/bioware installed without losing essence (for the uninitiated - how much power your casting has).
* MasterOfDisguise - Arn, Dover, and, in a humorous fashion, [[DudeLooksLikeALady Meursault]], who becomes a WholesomeCrossdresser to seduce a bumbling CEO.
* {{Mooks}} - Averted. Even a normal guard squad can pose problems for anyone evenly matched in terms of cyberware or magical prowess - and the guards are given a slight edge, having gone through training, while Runners only rely on street smarts. For example, Armitage's first run winds up with two of the more experienced runners dead and him seriously injured.
* NewMeat - Armitage, initially.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands - Armitage doesn't get "awakened" until a security mage nearly kills him.
* OurMonstersAreDifferent - Going with the CanonDiscontinuity, this version has werewolves that are actually werewolves and vampires that aren't psychopaths (original SR had werewolves permanently mutated and vampires something out of Buffy). Of course, the original versions still exist in greater numbers. Oh, and occasionally, there's a VideoGame/{{Fallout}}-like Ghoul who's intelligent enough to not mindlessly act like a stereotypical zombie..
* RunningGag - Davan's mom, pissing in Dover's mouth[=/=]Telling him to get out, and something about cats.
* ShoutOut - Armitage fighting his way out of the Lone Star morgue mirrors ''MaxPayne2'''s opening level.
** Dover is a walking ShoutOut giver.
** The UCAS Black Ops team fights amongst each other if they should call themselves [[GearsOfWar the COG]] or [[VideoGame/{{Fallout}} the Enclave]].
** Kaze is pretty much a GhostInTheShell character who happened to end up in the wrong continuity, and uses a mini-Tachikoma as a drone.
** Dmitri later changes his arms dealing business's name to [[{{Mercenaries}} the Merchant of Menace]].
** Armitage's middle name is [[{{Neuromancer}} Corto]], and acts much like his namesake did, before it began to revert back into Corto's old personality.
** Dover gets turned into an [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Eversor]] after he gets captured by Akagi. He improves somewhat, but starts channeling [[Film/ApocalypseNow Colonel Kurtz]].
** The Hunter is a [[BloodPlus trenchcoat-wearing, katana-using vampire]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking hitwoman]] whose eyes keep growing red and feels terrible about her "condition".
* ShrinkingViolet - Novi.
* TheStoic - Jake Armitage, at least in the beginning. Kaze (until provoked). Talos, unless Dover's around.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide - Endymion, for Kaze. It required a load of various illegal drugs to get him back to normal, and nearly tears Kyzrath and Dmitri new ones in the process. Mocked with Dover, who thinks he's a super badass when he's trying to ape [[Literature/HeartOfDarkness Captain Kurtz]].
* WriteWhoYouKnow - Everyone above? Most of them are people RZ knows from his time from playing SR muds and campaigns.

* YouFailLinguisticsForever - Lampshaded. The Hunter is a female, but for some reason, insists on being called that rather than "The Huntress".
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