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* ScientistVsSoldier: Loren and other "scientist" characters run the whole gamut from being too blind about researching ForScience to see their tech is being used to kill to being horrified and performing sabotage to prevent this to trying to game the system. The "soldiers" remain gung-ho all the way, [[spoiler:even killing one of their fellow "soldiers" when he's not a hard-core enough WarHawk for their tastes.]]


* CorruptPolitician: [[spoiler: Senator Mitchell is a strange case, since he's corrupted by idea of American Supremacy above anything else.]]

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* CorruptPolitician: [[spoiler: Senator Mitchell is a strange case, since he's corrupted by idea of American Supremacy above anything else.]]


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* KnightTemplar: Col. Harrison, at first. General Clarkson and Senator Mitchell.


* CorruptPolitician: [[spoiler: Senator Mitchell is a strange case, since he's corrupted by idea of American Supremacy above anything else.]]



* {{Gaslighting}}: Loren is an expert at this.



* TechnicalPacifist: Despite never actively killing someone, David Loren is a mass murderer thanks to his creations, and after watching Schindler's List, he gets an epiphany and actual tries to sabotage his own work and the work of others in Darpa.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Col. Harrison. [[spoiler: Which is why General Clarkson kills him.]]
* TechnicalPacifist: Despite never actively killing someone, David Loren is a mass murderer thanks to his creations, creations and after watching Schindler's List, he gets an epiphany and actual eventually actually tries to sabotage his own work and the work of others in Darpa.

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* TechnicalPacifist: Despite never actively killing someone, David Loren is a mass murderer thanks to his creations, and after watching Schindler's List, he gets an epiphany and actual tries to sabotage his own work and the work of others in Darpa.

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* LensmansArmsRace: Darpa constantly use Loren and Pavi to come up with ways to keep the United States ahead of other countries. [[spoiler: With the latest arc "Creative Destruction" escalating to the United States sanctioning killing other Loren-level intellects across the globe to ensure United States supremacy.]]

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* LensmansArmsRace: LensmanArmsRace: Darpa constantly use Loren and Pavi to come up with ways to keep the United States ahead of other countries. [[spoiler: With the latest arc "Creative Destruction" escalating to the United States sanctioning killing other Loren-level intellects across the globe to ensure United States supremacy.]]

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* PersonOfMassDestruction: Loren would come up with crazy and effective weapons for Darpa that the Military would then use, which eventually lead to try to become a pacifist and undermine Darpa efforts or at least work on non-lethal projects.
** [[spoiler:He becomes a literal PersonOfMassDestruction in one arc when he's infected with a virus that targets people with certain genetic codes, wiping a chinese research center.]]

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* LensmansArmsRace: Darpa constantly use Loren and Pavi to come up with ways to keep the United States ahead of other countries. [[spoiler: With the latest arc "Creative Destruction" escalating to the United States sanctioning killing other Loren-level intellects across the globe to ensure United States supremacy.]]
* MoralityPet: While Loren was against designing weapons to kill people by the time the series started, he is still a giant asshole to everyone, with only Manish and Mirra serving as a way to keep him under control, serving also as a sort of KidWithTheLeash for Loren.


* KarmaHoudini: By necessity of him being protected by Darpa despite all the crap he pulls.

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* KarmaHoudini: By Loren, by necessity of him being protected by Darpa despite all the crap he pulls.

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* ButtMonkey: Manish, at times.


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* HappilyMarried: Manish, even though his friendship with David puts a strain on his marriage at times.


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* {{Jerkass}}: Loren again.
* KarmaHoudini: By necessity of him being protected by Darpa despite all the crap he pulls.


* BlackAndNerdy: Manish Pavi, Loren's friend.
* ChildProdigy: Loren.

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* BlackAndNerdy: Manish Pavi, Loren's friend.friend and fellow Doctor.
* ChildProdigy: Loren. Recruited by Darpa by the age of 14.



* HandsomeLech: Loren is a total perv.



* InsufferableGenius: Loren.

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* InsufferableGenius: Loren.Loren.
* NothingIsScarier: Part of the premise of series is to speculate on current technology and projects and how they can be used by or against the United States.
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Part of the premise for the series.


* {Foil}: Loren and Pavi to each other.

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* {Foil}: {{Foil}}: Loren and Pavi to each other.


* TheFoil: Loren and Pavi to each other.

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* TheFoil: {Foil}: Loren and Pavi to each other.

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* BlackAndNerdy: Manish Pavi, Loren's friend.
* ChildProdigy: Loren.
* TheFoil: Loren and Pavi to each other.
* HoneyTrap: [[spoiler: Mirra Sway for Loren. They do start dating properly later on.]]

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Dr. David Loren is many things: child prodigy, inventor, genius, slacker... mass murderer. When a military think tank's smartest scientist decides he can no longer stomach creating weapons of destruction, will he be able to think his way out of his dilemma or find himself subject to the machinations of smaller men?

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* InsufferableGenius: Loren.

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