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[[caption-width-right:350:The Enemy is close. The Enemy is watching. The Enemy is here.]]
->''"It is said that there are more daemons lurking in the dark than there are stars shining in the sky. But the day will come when the '''stars''' stop existing."''
-->-- '''Daemon Be'wesh G'guor,''' [[HopelessWar Basically summing up ]][[ForeverWar mankind's fight with chaos]].

''Damnatus: The Enemy Within'' (or to give it its original German name, ''Damnatus: Der Feind Im Innern'') is a {{fan film}} set in the universe of ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K''. It follows a small team of [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits mercenaries]] recruited by the Imperial [[StateSec inquisition]] as they attempt to infiltrate a suspected Chaos cult on the planet of Sancta Heroica. It appears that a rogue inquisitor is behind the cult and is attempting to summon a [[EldritchAbomination daemon]] for his own purposes, but the plot goes deeper than that, and it is not long before the heroes find themselves in way over their heads.

Created "by fans, for fans" by Spharentor studios in 2003, it originally enjoyed the full support of Games Workshop. However during post-production, problems arose over Intellectual Property rights due to differences in British and German copyright law and it was [[ExecutiveMeddling subsequently banned]] [[ScrewedByTheLawyers from official release]] in 2007. However, the movie was leaked onto various torrent sites on the net by an unknown party, and used to be available on Megaupload before its January 2012 shutdown.

Compare and contrast with ''Film/{{Ultramarines}}'', the first official Games Workshop movie, and ''Film/TheLordInquisitor'', another fan-made 40k film.

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!! ''Damnatus'' provides examples of:

* ActionBomb: [[spoiler: Oktavian]]
* {{All There In The Manual}}: According to the [[http://www.damnatus.de/flash/site_eng.htm official site]], the name of Lessus' frigate is the ''Banishing Halo''. It also has some interesting backstory for the characters that did not crop up in the film itself.
* {{Almost Lethal Weapons}}: See BadassNormal below.
* {{Altum Videtur}}: As people in the Imperium are wont to do, the characters utter a few phrases of [[strike: Latin]] High Gothic during situations of appropriate gravitas.
** TitleDrop: One of the cultists gasps "Damnatus est!" as Nira subdues him with her PsychicPowers.
* {{Badass Longcoat}}: Hiero and Corris.
* {{Badass Normal}}: All of the protagonists bar Nira (who is a level 2 on the {{Super Weight}} scale), although Corris and Wodan approach CharlesAtlasSuperpower when they survive a grenade and an RPG going off right next to them, respectively.
** Subverted with Oktavian
* {{Bait and Switch}}: A meta-example, the film's [[http://www.damnatus.de/ official website]] features a downloadable "soundtrack album", but only one of the songs therein actually features in the film ([[spoiler: "Farewell" by {{Summoning}}, which plays over the ending credits]])
* {{The Berserker}}: Wodan Dubrovnik
* {{Better To Die Than Be Killed}}: Some of the cultists take this option, as does [[spoiler: Osmar]], and it is implied that [[spoiler: Wodan]] does the same at the end.
* BloodFromTheMouth: One of the cultists after Osmar stabs him in the neck.
* {{Body Snatcher}}: G'guor
* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: [[spoiler: All the heroes give their lives to try and stop G'guor, an Eldar spirit accompanying them pulls a ThanatosGambit, and inquisitor Lessus invokes [[EarthShatteringKaboom exterminatus]] on the planet, but the outro voiceover implies that G'guor will ''still'' be back someday.]]
* {{The Cameo}}: Unable to fit space marines into the film, they instead have a Grey Knight contact Lessus at the start of the film (via [=CGI=] holographic display) to tell him [[spoiler: that the Ordo Malleus strike force has been delayed and he's on his own.]]
** The producer's daughter also cameos as the girl with the apple.
* CameraAbuse: The view starts going swirly whenever there's a lot of Warp energy about - most notably in the ritual scene and Nira's fight against G'gour.
* ChekhovsGun: Several of them, most notably Hiero's amulet. [[spoiler: Although, it might be more appropriately described as a ChekhovsGunman...]]
* CombatPragmatist
* CosmicHorrorStory
* CrowdPanic: Complete with a bell-ringing doom prophet.
* {{Custom Uniform}}: All the heroes have one. Pretty much everyone else (good or evil) gets robes.
* {{Dog Food Diet}}: Apparently, during a past mission Wodan was [[strike: forced]] allowed to eat rats. He is quite nostalgic about it.
-->'''Wodan''': "I just feel like having a ratburger now. Do you remember the times on Necromunda, Corris? Those were the best!"
-->'''Corris''': "There the sewer was the most contaminated place."
-->'''Wodan''': "Yeah! Those were real rats!"
* [[spoiler:{{Downer Ending}}]]: Well, this is Warhammer 40K we're talking about.
* {{Dreaming Of Things To Come}}: In her introduction, Nira has a vision of a young woman being gunned down by the [[JudgeJuryAndExecutioner Adeptus Arbites]]. Later, we see that [[spoiler: the woman is one of Makkabeus' cultists, who shoots down the servo skull Adeodatus has sent back to warn his superiors. We then hear a voice off-screen shout "Halt!"]]
* DwindlingParty: Once the daemon gets loose.
* [[spoiler:EarthShatteringKaboom: The Exterminatus order.]]
* {{Everyone Calls Him Barkeep}}: The frigate officer is credited as..."frigate officer".
* {{Evil Laugh}}: The heavy stubber cultist takes this to [[ChewingTheScenery such ridiculous levels]] that either the actor or the film-makers ''must'' have been [[LampshadeHanging hanging a lampshade]].
* {{Fainting Seer}}: Nira
* [[FilmOfTheBook Film Of The Game]]: Obviously.
** Also the Game of the Film of the Game - Profiles of several characters have been made for the 40K spin-off game {{Inquisitor}}.
*** [[http://www.damnatus.de/documents/hiero_e.pdf Hiero]].
*** [[http://www.damnatus.de/documents/corris_e.pdf Corris]].
*** [[http://www.damnatus.de/documents/wodan_e.pdf Wodan]].
*** [[http://www.damnatus.de/documents/osmar_e.pdf Osmar]].
*** [[http://www.damnatus.de/documents/nira_e.pdf Nira]].
* {{Five Man Band}}: Von Remus is {{the Hero}}, Corris is {{the Lancer}}, Wodan is {{the Big Guy}}, Oktavian is {{the Smart Guy}} and Nira is {{the Chick}}. Adeodatus is a {{sixth ranger}} with {{Fundamentalist}} tendancies.
* ForDoomTheBellTolls: Inverted, with the bell being seen on screen but not heard (OrchestralBombing being in effect at the time).
* FreezeFrameBonus: When G'gour is chatting with Nira's amulet, the camera focuses on it and [[spoiler: the face of the Eldar spirit inside]] briefly flashes across the surface.
* GambitPileup: Between Makkabeus, Lessus, G'gour and the Eldar. Who actually wins is up for debate.
* {{Genre Savvy}}: In general the heroes are pretty good at this, sticking together and making a {{tactical withdrawal}} where appropriate. G'gour has to resort to [[RealityWarper reality hacks]] to split them up.
* {{Gory Discretion Shot}}
* {{I Just Shot Marvin In The Face}}: Fingers are frequently seen on triggers when they shouldn't be, but Corris deserves a special mention for using his pistols for everything from pushing open doors to scratching his nose. On the other hand, this is Warhammer 40,000.
* {{Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy}}: The cultists. The heavy stubber in the maintenance hall battle has a particularly bad case of {{Hero Tracking Failure}}.
* InfantImmortality: Implicitly averted. One of the more hard-hitting images during [[spoiler: the Exterminatus scene]] is a shot of a mother and baby inamongst the CrowdPanic.
* {{Jerk With A Heart Of Gold}}: Sergeant Osmar Adeodatus, who is a bit of a dick at first but is only fighting for [[MyCountryRightOrWrong the safety of his home planet]], and grows to accept the mercenaries as the film goes on.
* {{Just Between You and Me}}: G'gour spends the last 5 minutes of the film monologuing.
* [[spoiler:{{Kill Em All}}]]
* MagicVersusScience: Oktavian and Nira have a bit of this dynamic going on.
-->'''Nira:''' "A warp storm is coming. Can you feel it?"
-->'''Oktavian:''' "I don't ''feel'', psyker, I ''see''."
* {{Malevolent Masked Men}}: Makkabeus and his cultists. Makkabeus himself also pulls off a {{Dramatic Unmask}}.
* {{Mind Rape}}
* MindScrew: Any time the Warp is shown to the audience.
* {{Missing Floor}} [[spoiler:The forgotten variety in that there are more than 69 sublevels to the hive.]]
* {{Mundane Utility}}: As well as killing cultists and shooting demolition charges in midair, Corris can use his laspistols to weld doors.
* [[spoiler: {{Narrator All Along}}: If you thought the creepy filter was put on the intro voiceover just [[DarkerAndEdgier for effect]] then think again.]]
* NeckSnap: Two guards who get surprised by Corris and Wodan.
* [[spoiler:{{Nice Job Breaking It Hero}}]]
* {{Non Fatal Explosions}}
* {{Not With The Safety On You Wont}}: An interesting variation that also works out as a {{Crowning Moment of Awesome}} for Oktavian.
* {{Object Ceiling Cling}}: Nira does this to a cultist who tries to surprise her. The fact that it's almost accidental only makes it scarier.
* OffTheShelfFX: Some of the props are rather noticeably this, though it's [[JustifiedTrope understandable]] in a low budget fan film.
* OhCrap: The team when they see the result of Nira's ObjectCeilingCling, Makkabeus when the team gatecrash his ritual, and Hiero when [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impalement]] fails to stop G'gour.
* {{Only A Flesh Wound}}: Which Oktavian proceeds to point out.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: G'gour, as with most daemons (since knowing a daemon's true name renders them powerless).
* {{Orchestral Bombing}}: During the finale.
* {{Organ Autonomy}}: G'gour is [[EldritchAbomination so damn evil]] that even ''corpses'' start spasming and trying to get out of his way.
* {{Pre Mortem One Liner}}: Corris - "In the name of the damned Inquisition, I hereby adjourn this meeting!"
* PunchPunchPunchUhOh: Happens to [[spoiler: Hiero]] when he tries to fight G'gour.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: A doom prophet during the CrowdPanic scene.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Oktavian is absent from the briefing scene (as noted by Osmar) because his heavy robes nearly caused the actor to faint.
* {{Right Hand Versus Left Hand}}: In the finest tradition of the Emperor's holy Inquisition.
* {{Robo Cam}}: From the servo skulls, and Adeodatus' bionic eye.
* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:Our heroes screw up, die trying to escape, and then Lessus invokes exterminatus on the planet.]]
* {{Shout Out}}: The shots of Inquisitor Lessus standing alone on the frigate's huge observation deck bear a striking resemblance to a similar scene in ''Inquisitor'', a VERY old Games Workshop short movie also based in the 40K verse.
** There's also the name of Lechias' alias - [[HorusHeresy Eisenstein]].
* ShutUpHannibal: Nira to G'gour. He responds by [[WouldHitAGirl knocking her down]].
* {{Space Clothes}}: Mostly averted, but the frigate officer has a truly epic collar.
** This is [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_I4fhf67-ngg/SbmiHm8oNsI/AAAAAAAAADY/Dv2NNR3xwYA/s320/m2430545_P4Mb4.jpg apparently correct]] for officers in the Imperial Navy.
* {{Sssssnake Talk}}: G'guor
* {{Taking You With Me}}: [[spoiler:Oktavian detonates himself to kill several cultists chasing the group.]]
* {{Technopath}}: Oktavian, which comes in handy during his afore-mentioned CMOA.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: At least initially, there is some tension between the mercenaries and Osmar/Nira.
* {{Thanatos Gambit}}: Courtesy of [[spoiler:Farseer Vintog Phaer]].
* ThisCannotBe: A variation, in that it is not the villain but one of his Mooks who says the line.
* {{Tome of Eldritch Lore}}: Makkabeus has one, as well as an {{Artifact of Doom}}.
* {{Voice of the Legion}}: "Ich bin hier...WEIL DIES MEINE WELT IST!"
* {{Weak Turret Gun}}: The cultists have one of these in the maintenance hall battle. Its lack of effect does not stop the cultist firing it from [[EvilLaugh enjoying himself immensely]].
* YouAreTooLate: Both Type 1 and Type 4, but with debatable success.
* {{You Shall Not Pass}}: Von Remus does one of these. [[spoiler: It doesn't work out so well.]]
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