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** The disappearance of the Queen Administrator shard when Taylor was teleported to the future enraged Scion, kickstarting Golden Morning two years earlier than canon.

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** The disappearance of the Queen Administrator shard when Taylor was teleported to the future enraged Scion, kickstarting Golden Gold Morning two years earlier than canon.



** One of the issues plaguing the Dynasts during the [[spoiler:razing of Commorragh]] is that they keep executing any commanders whose forces are defeated. This prevents the development of a coherent response to the Imperium forces as each new commander tries a different strategy before meeting their demise.

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** One of the issues plaguing the Dynasts during the [[spoiler:razing of Commorragh]] is that they keep executing any commanders whose forces are defeated. This prevents the development of a coherent response to the Imperium Imperial forces as each new commander tries a different strategy before meeting their demise.



** The Dynasts attempt this on the Imperium forces, pulling out forbidden weapons from sealed vaults. It turns out Taylor was expecting that response and was using expendable insect minions as cannon fodder.

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** The Dynasts attempt this on the Imperium Imperial forces, pulling out forbidden weapons from sealed vaults. It turns out Taylor was expecting that response and was using expendable insect minions as cannon fodder.



* WhoWouldBeStupidEnough: During the [[spoiler:razing of Comorragh]] the Imperium forces are baffled by the seeming mix of insanity and stupidity from their Dark Eldar enemies. Whenever this question gets asked, the answer is "They are Eldar".

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* WhoWouldBeStupidEnough: During the [[spoiler:razing of Comorragh]] the Imperium Imperial forces are baffled by the seeming mix of insanity and stupidity from their Dark Eldar enemies. Whenever this question gets asked, the answer is "They are Eldar".


** When [[spoiler:Slaaensh]] realizes its power is in danger of being permanently crippled by the razing of [[spoiler:Commorragh]] by Taylor, it attempts to intervene... by sending its own armies to seize [[spoiler:Commorragh]] first. The result is the defenders splitting their forces to fight both the humans and daemons, further reducing the resistance they can put up to Taylor's attack. And this only gets worse when [[spoiler:Khorne decides to attack Slaanesh while it's vulnerable]].

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** When [[spoiler:Slaaensh]] [[spoiler:Slaanesh]] realizes its power is in danger of being permanently crippled by the razing of [[spoiler:Commorragh]] by Taylor, it attempts to intervene... by sending its own armies to seize [[spoiler:Commorragh]] first. The result is the defenders splitting their forces to fight both the humans and daemons, further reducing the resistance they can put up to Taylor's attack. And this only gets worse when [[spoiler:Khorne decides to attack Slaanesh while it's vulnerable]].


* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:The Battle of Commorragh has all the look of this, as Fleet Caribbean manages to invade the Dark Eldar City for the first time ever and proceeds to take revenge for all the Dark Eldars' attacks on humanity, with interest.]]

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:The The Battle of Commorragh [[spoiler:Commorragh]] has all the look of this, as Fleet Caribbean manages to invade the Dark [[spoiler:Dark Eldar City City]] for the first time ever and proceeds to take revenge for all the Dark Eldars' [[spoiler:Dark Eldar]] attacks on humanity, with interest.]]interest. The presence of several Knights who have spent generations ''dreaming'' of this day only reinforces this.


** [[spoiler: Slaanesh's reliance on the Dark Eldar to feed it causes it to intervene in the assault on the Dark City in an attempt to keep from being weakened (potentially ''fatally'') by the loss of the future suffering it had been drawing power from... in the ''most'' StupidEvil way possible, sending thousands of its Legions to attack Weaver, which the Drukhari not only predictably fight, weakening the Dark Eldar defense against the Imperium even ''further'', but leaving Slaanesh wide open to an attack by Khorne before the battle is even ''over''.]]
** The Drukhari stole three containers of [[spoiler:parts for the Golden Throne]]. As they were hidden in the Webway, the containers avoided destruction during the Horus Heresy when all other parts and plans for them were destroyed.

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** [[spoiler: Slaanesh's reliance on When [[spoiler:Slaaensh]] realizes its power is in danger of being permanently crippled by the razing of [[spoiler:Commorragh]] by Taylor, it attempts to intervene... by sending its own armies to seize [[spoiler:Commorragh]] first. The result is the defenders splitting their forces to fight both the humans and daemons, further reducing the resistance they can put up to Taylor's attack. And this only gets worse when [[spoiler:Khorne decides to attack Slaanesh while it's vulnerable]].
** During the Horus Heresy, Chaos destroyed all [[spoiler:components for the Golden Throne]] along with the means of producing more. However, prior to the Heresy a
Dark Eldar to feed it causes it to intervene in the assault on the Dark City in an attempt to keep from being weakened (potentially ''fatally'') by the loss of the future suffering it raid had been drawing power from... in the ''most'' StupidEvil way possible, sending thousands of its Legions to attack Weaver, which the Drukhari not only predictably fight, weakening the Dark Eldar defense against the Imperium even ''further'', but leaving Slaanesh wide open to an attack by Khorne before the battle is even ''over''.]]
** The Drukhari stole
captured three containers of [[spoiler:parts for the Golden Throne]]. As they were hidden in these items and taken them into the Webway, the containers avoided destruction during the Horus Heresy when all other parts and plans for them where they were destroyed.protected from the daemon purge.


** During the attack on [[spoiler:Commorragh]] Taylor uses the various native species of mega-insects as cannon fodder, both against troops and to take the brunt of the enemy superweapons.



* SunkCostFallacy: [[spoiler:The Biel-Tan High Farseer agrees to enter the fray in Commorragh, further adding ''two fifths of all deployed Eldar forces, plus four Craftworlds' armies'', in an attempt to take down Weaver, to the despair of the one Farseer who knows Commorragh is an irredeemable hellhole and that the Eldar forces aren't likely to fare any better than the two times they've confronted Weaver before.]]

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* SunkCostFallacy: [[spoiler:The StupidEvil:
** The Dark Eldar are incredibly evil but as the forces [[spoiler:razing Commorragh]] find they're also kind of incompetent. While a lot of their weapons and architecture look horrifying and imposing, most of it proves completely useless in face of an actual military. And that's before you consider the idiocy of Eldar soldiers turning on and killing each other even as they're under attack by humans.
** The Chaos Gods are insane by their very nature. As a result they're liable to act in ways that seem idiotic and keep doing so even when it's obviously not working, often to their own detriment, as seen when [[spoiler:Slaanesh over-commits to invading Commorragh and is caught off-guard by Khorne]].
* SunkCostFallacy:
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Biel-Tan High Farseer agrees to enter the fray in Commorragh, [[spoiler:Commorragh]], further adding ''two fifths of all deployed Eldar forces, plus four Craftworlds' armies'', in an attempt to take down Weaver, to the despair of the one Farseer who knows Commorragh [[spoiler:Commorragh]] is an irredeemable hellhole and that the Eldar forces aren't likely to fare any better than the two times they've confronted Weaver before.]]before.
** Slaanesh continues to follow its plan of [[spoiler:sending legion after legion into Commorragh]] long after the point that its obvious this will only make things worse. It at least has the excuse of being insane.



* SuperweaponSurprise: After carving their way through the Pavia pirates, Operation Caribbean discovers Sliscus's secret weapon: [[spoiler:The space hulk ''Empire of Sin'' has been made ''mobile'' and equipped with Dark Eldar shields and a massively powerful cannon]].

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* SuperweaponSurprise: SuperweaponSurprise:
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After carving their way through the Pavia pirates, Operation Caribbean discovers Sliscus's secret weapon: [[spoiler:The space hulk ''Empire of Sin'' has been made ''mobile'' and equipped with Dark Eldar shields and a massively powerful cannon]].cannon]].
** The Dynasts attempt this on the Imperium forces, pulling out forbidden weapons from sealed vaults. It turns out Taylor was expecting that response and was using expendable insect minions as cannon fodder.



* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:Colonel Larkine is mortally injured by the Bien-Tal, but he pulls out a plasma grenade and detonates it, killing six Eldar - one of them a High Farseer.]]
* TankGoodness: The reconstructed Great Crusade-era Karon Battle-Tank Pattern Dragon [[spoiler:(later renamed as the ''Jaghatai Khan'')]]. Equipped with a dual cannon, the Karon is capable of destroying a superior Eldar tank and can ignore their ghost-system (assuming that wasn't Dragon following Taylor's targeting coordinates, as her bugs were definitely immune and she was giving the location over the vox). While smaller than a Leman Russ, it is much faster and have far more autonomy, due in part to their greater internal fuel capacity, and its size makes it a far smaller target for long-range gun duels and artillery fire, and its lighter weight allows it to cross bridges and obstacles where heavier machines will be unable to pass. However, it lacks better protection compared to a Leman Russ and is not suited in an urban environment.
** [[spoiler:The ''Obsidian Chariot'', Vulkan's personal Fellglaive.]]

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* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:Colonel Larkine Larkine]] is mortally injured by the Bien-Tal, but he pulls out a plasma grenade and detonates it, killing six Eldar - one of them a High Farseer.]]
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* TankGoodness: TankGoodness:
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The reconstructed Great Crusade-era Karon Battle-Tank Pattern Dragon [[spoiler:(later renamed as the ''Jaghatai Khan'')]]. Equipped with a dual cannon, the Karon is capable of destroying a superior Eldar tank and can ignore their ghost-system (assuming that wasn't Dragon following Taylor's targeting coordinates, as her bugs were definitely immune and she was giving the location over the vox). While smaller than a Leman Russ, it is much faster and have far more autonomy, due in part to their greater internal fuel capacity, and its size makes it a far smaller target for long-range gun duels and artillery fire, and its lighter weight allows it to cross bridges and obstacles where heavier machines will be unable to pass. However, it lacks better protection compared to a Leman Russ and is not suited in an urban environment.
** [[spoiler:The ''Obsidian Chariot'', Vulkan's personal Fellglaive.]]Fellglaive]] is a still operational pre-Heresy tank and quickly proves it's still formidable in the attack on [[spoiler:Commorragh]].



* ThrowingOffTheDisability: Upon arriving in the Imperium, most of [[spoiler:Dragon's hardcoded restraints disappear, most notably the "must always obey lawfully appointed authority" one. Given that Dragon's nightmare scenario of a tyrant rising to power through legal means happens on a semi-regular basis in the Imperium, this is a very good thing.]]

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* ThrowingOffTheDisability: Upon arriving in the Imperium, most of [[spoiler:Dragon's Dragon's hardcoded restraints disappear, most notably the "must always obey lawfully appointed authority" one. Given that Dragon's nightmare scenario of a tyrant rising to power through legal means happens on a semi-regular basis in the Imperium, this is a very good thing.]]

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* MookDepletion:
** One of the issues plaguing the Dynasts during the [[spoiler:razing of Commorragh]] is that they keep executing any commanders whose forces are defeated. This prevents the development of a coherent response to the Imperium forces as each new commander tries a different strategy before meeting their demise.
** Messengers bringing bad news to the Dynasts get murdered as a result, but one Dynast eventually lets them live simply because he's running low on capable messengers.

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* WhoWouldBeStupidEnough: During the [[spoiler:razing of Comorragh]] the Imperium forces are baffled by the seeming mix of insanity and stupidity from their Dark Eldar enemies. Whenever this question gets asked, the answer is "They are Eldar".


* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Taylor entered the story as a normal human with the ability of controlling arthropods and a jetpack. As of the Liberation of Pavia arc, she [[spoiler:is a Living Saint of the Emperor, carrying [[CoolSword the Nebula's Shard]] (a weapon from the War in Heaven forged by the Eldar god Vaul), a Baal ruby that was a relic of ''Sanguinius himself'' that allows Taylor to act as the BarrierMaiden protecting the Blood Angels from the Black Rage, and the Angel's Tear, which may be the best non-Astartes PoweredArmor in the entire ''galaxy'']]. Even ''Space Marines'' are in awe of her.

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* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Taylor entered the story as a normal human with the ability of controlling arthropods and a jetpack. As of the Liberation of Pavia Extermination arc, she [[spoiler:is a Living Saint of the Emperor, Emperor (with golden energy wings), carrying [[CoolSword the Nebula's Shard]] (a weapon from the War in Heaven forged by the Eldar god Vaul), a Baal ruby that was a relic of ''Sanguinius himself'' that allows Taylor to act as the BarrierMaiden protecting the Blood Angels from the Black Rage, and the Angel's Tear, which may be the best non-Astartes PoweredArmor in the entire ''galaxy'']]. Even ''Space Marines'' are in awe of her.


* BerserkButton: Dragon, already ticked off by the Orks on the Battle Moon, and how their tech defies scientific logic, meets a Chaos machine taking on a draconic form. She promptly gets pissed and makes short work of it.

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* BerserkButton: BerserkButton:
** The disappearance of the Queen Administrator shard when Taylor was teleported to the future enraged Scion, kickstarting Golden Morning two years earlier than canon.
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Dragon, already ticked off by the Orks on the Battle Moon, and how their tech defies scientific logic, meets a Chaos machine taking on a draconic form. She promptly gets pissed and makes short work of it.


* BorrowedBiometricBypass: After cornering a [[spoiler:Dark Eldar Dynast]], a techpriest notes they don't actually need him alive. So long as they have his blood, eyes, and fingers they can access all of his vaults.



* CannonFodder: As powerful and proud as the Asuryani forces coming to Commorragh's aid are, and however much they claim they are valiant warriors come to save the Aeldari Empire in its hour of need, they are quickly reduced to this when the Necrons unleash a C'tan straight on top of them.

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* CannonFodder: CannonFodder:
** The actual military forces of the Drukhari are very slow to mobilize during the [[spoiler:invasion of Comorragh]] due to internal strife and a disorganized response. To buy as much time as possible, they send waves of poorly-equipped conscripts to get butchered by the humans.
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As powerful and proud as the Asuryani forces coming to Commorragh's [[spoiler:Commorragh]]'s aid are, and however much they claim they are valiant warriors come to save the Aeldari Empire in its hour of need, they are quickly reduced to this when the Necrons unleash a C'tan straight on top of them.



* SkewedPriorities: Downplayed, but when being told that she and her family will be taken prisoner instead of let go like Lakadieth was, Lox'ena demands to know why, and upon being told that one of the reasons was the ransom he paid for himself, indignantly protests that was far more than the ransom on his head, and calls Taylor an extortionist, forgetting about her own situation for a moment.

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* SkewedPriorities: SkewedPriorities:
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Downplayed, but when being told that she and her family will be taken prisoner instead of let go like Lakadieth was, Lox'ena demands to know why, and upon being told that one of the reasons was the ransom he paid for himself, indignantly protests that was far more than the ransom on his head, and calls Taylor an extortionist, forgetting about her own situation for a moment.


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** When Taylor demonstrates her ability to control their insectoid pit beasts, the Dark Eldar order the slaughter of all "compromised" species. Due to Taylor staggering when she takes control of different species, a large portion of the Dark Eldar military elite is bogged down killing caged animals rather than fighting on the front lines.


** Lelith Hesperix has nothing but disdain for what the Drukhari have become despite technically being considered one of them. She has never spoken against their current behavior because she no longer cares enough after witnessing the Fall and seeing that the Drukhari learned nothing form it.

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** Lelith Hesperix has nothing but disdain for what the Drukhari have become despite technically being considered one of them. She has never spoken against their current behavior because she no longer cares enough after witnessing the Fall and seeing that the Drukhari learned nothing form from it.

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* AchievementsInIgnorance: The Black Library of Cegorach, the most thoroughly hidden facility in the entire galaxy, has been found and attacked by Orks on multiple occasions because they were rampaging through the Webway randomly and never stopped to realize that they were lost.


* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Neferten opposes the Necron stance of exterminating all life and is in fact seeking a way to break free of the Silent King's control. This is not new, as she was a dissenting voice at all three of her race's major mistakes: going to war with the Old Ones, allying with the C'Tan, and entering the long dormancy without accounting for entropy.

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* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch:
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Neferten opposes the Necron stance of exterminating all life and is in fact seeking a way to break free of the Silent King's control. This is not new, as she was a dissenting voice at all three of her race's major mistakes: going to war with the Old Ones, allying with the C'Tan, and entering the long dormancy without accounting for entropy.


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** Lelith Hesperix has nothing but disdain for what the Drukhari have become despite technically being considered one of them. She has never spoken against their current behavior because she no longer cares enough after witnessing the Fall and seeing that the Drukhari learned nothing form it.


* YouCouldHaveUsedYourPowersForGood: [[spoiler: During the attack on Commorragh, Taylor fights and kills Drazhar, and confirms that he was once [[FallenHero the Pheonix Lord Arhra]], and she thinks about how the Commorragh Eldar are a massive waste of genetics and energy, noting how he, Vect, and Sliscus could have done a lot of good, making the galaxy a better place, but instead they tortured and killed on a massive scale, forcing her [[AFatherToHisMen and the troops under her command]] to make many sacrifices to put an end to their evil once and for all]].

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* YouCouldHaveUsedYourPowersForGood: [[spoiler: During the attack on Commorragh, [[spoiler:Commorragh]], Taylor fights and kills Drazhar, [[spoiler:Drazhar]] and confirms that he was once [[FallenHero [[spoiler:[[FallenHero the Pheonix Lord Arhra]], and she Arhra]]]]. She then thinks about how the Commorragh Eldar are a massive waste of genetics [[spoiler:Commorragh Eldar]] had all the tools and energy, noting how he, Vect, and Sliscus could have done a lot of good, making opportunities to make the galaxy a better place, but instead place. Instead they tortured and killed on a massive scale, forcing her [[AFatherToHisMen and the troops under her command]] to make many sacrifices to put an end to their evil once and for all]].all.

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* NonLinearCharacter: The Chaos Gods and other daemons are this to some extent, to the point that daemons can exist before the mortal soul that birthed them even existed.

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