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* AMFMCharacterization: Nate listens to orchestral music while the skinheads listen to rock music, showing a clear contrast between Nate and the white supremacists.


* NaziProtagonist: The mole variant, Nate is an [=FBI=] agent who has to pose as a neo-nazi skinhead to infiltrate a white supremacist group of domestic terrorists.

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* NaziProtagonist: Subverted as Nate is The mole variant, Nate he is an [=FBI=] agent who has to pose as a neo-nazi skinhead to infiltrate a white supremacist group of domestic terrorists.

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* NaziProtagonist: The mole variant, Nate is an [=FBI=] agent who has to pose as a neo-nazi skinhead to infiltrate a white supremacist group of domestic terrorists.


* GoodIsNotSoft: Angela. Though she's initially hard on Nate, it's only because she's trying to watch out for him. She also tells him that while reaching out to the human side of their subjects would be effective and that she understands that being a ReverseMole can feel lonely, she warns him [[StockholmSyndrome not to get attached]] and that his job is to find out if they're going to cause trouble, not be their therapist.

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* GoodIsNotSoft: Angela. Though she's initially hard on Nate, it's only because she's trying to watch out for him. She also tells him that while reaching out to the human side of their subjects would be effective and that she understands that being a ReverseMole [[TheMole mole]] can feel lonely, she warns him [[StockholmSyndrome not to get attached]] and that his job is to find out if they're going to cause trouble, not be their therapist.



* TheMole: The movie is about Nate, an FBI agent, who infiltrates a white supremacist group to find out if they're planning an attack.



* ReverseMole: The movie is about Nate, an FBI agent, who infiltrates a white supremacist group to find out if they're planning an attack.


* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Gerry Conway is a committed white supremacist and it's [[spoiler:revealed he's planning a terrorist attack]] along with some compatriots. He also has a wife and two children who are clearly his world. The day prior [[spoiler:to the planned attack]], we see his wife in tears knowing that she's going to lose him.

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: EvenEvilHasLovedOnes:
** Nate paints himself as one briefly by defending his choice to wear a pair of Levi's (a "Jewish" brand) because his brother gifted these to him as a homecoming gift and what he thinks about white supremacy is irrelevant.
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Gerry Conway is a committed white supremacist and it's [[spoiler:revealed he's planning a terrorist attack]] along with some compatriots. He also has a wife and two children who are clearly his world. The day prior [[spoiler:to the planned attack]], we see his wife in tears knowing that she's going to lose him.him.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler:Dallas Wolf reports Nate to the FBI for suggesting to him to cause a terrorist attack with the supposed investment from whatever company he represents. As it turns out, Wolf is just in this for the money and fame but doesn't actually want to lead anything.]]



* LikeFatherUnlikeSon: Gerry describes his parents as liberals, but he felt that it was wrong and that he was angry with ''something'' about the world. Then he found racist manifestos...



* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: The villains are white supremacists, so this is a given.



* StraightEdgeEvil: Gerry Conway is a friendly personable guy who likes hanging out with his kids and disapproves of swearing, smoking, or alcohol. He's also a white supremacist [[spoiler: and domestic terrorist]].

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* StraightEdgeEvil: Gerry Conway is a friendly personable guy who likes hanging out with his kids and disapproves of swearing, smoking, or alcohol. He's also a white supremacist [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and domestic terrorist]].



* TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse: The movie highlights that white supremacists/racists are NotSoDifferent from normal people -- they can have friendships, parties, personal issues, families, and have your everyday household jobs like being a teacher or a white collar engineer... and that's what makes them scary. [[ParanoiaFuel They're people that YOU could know.]]

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* TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse: The movie highlights that white supremacists/racists are NotSoDifferent from normal people -- they can have friendships, parties, personal issues, families, and have your everyday household jobs like being a teacher or a white collar engineer... [[HumansAreBastards and that's what makes them scary.scary]]. [[ParanoiaFuel They're people that YOU could know.]]

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* TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse: The movie highlights that white supremacists/racists are NotSoDifferent from normal people -- they can have friendships, parties, personal issues, families, and have your everyday household jobs like being a teacher or a white collar engineer... and that's what makes them scary. [[ParanoiaFuel They're people that YOU could know.]]


* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Gerry Conway is a committed white supremacist and it's [[spoiler: revealed he's planning a terrorist attack]] along with some compatriots. He also has a wife and two children who are clearly his world. The day prior [[spoiler: to the planned attack]], we see his wife in tears knowing that she's going to lose him.

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* ChildrenAreInnocent:
** Johnny is one of the younger members of the skinheads, but Nate tries to reach out to him. [[spoiler:[[HeelFaceTurn It works.]]]]
** Gerry's kids. They're fed racist ideals by their parents and the other adults in their lives and they're too young to question any of it. When we're introduced to them, they show Nate their treehouse that their father built for when the "mud faces" attack, and at the end, [[spoiler:they're torn up when their father and his friends are arrested by the cops]].
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Gerry Conway is a committed white supremacist and it's [[spoiler: revealed [[spoiler:revealed he's planning a terrorist attack]] along with some compatriots. He also has a wife and two children who are clearly his world. The day prior [[spoiler: to [[spoiler:to the planned attack]], we see his wife in tears knowing that she's going to lose him.him.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Angela. Though she's initially hard on Nate, it's only because she's trying to watch out for him. She also tells him that while reaching out to the human side of their subjects would be effective and that she understands that being a ReverseMole can feel lonely, she warns him [[StockholmSyndrome not to get attached]] and that his job is to find out if they're going to cause trouble, not be their therapist.



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Johnny cleans up his act and speaks to students so they can avoid becoming like him]].

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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Johnny [[spoiler:Johnny cleans up his act and speaks to students so they can avoid becoming like him]].



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* OneWordTitleNotWhatItLooksLike: Nate's black friend outside of his cover sees him at a white supremacist rally and asks him [[WhatTheHellHero what the hell he's doing]]. Nate obviously (to us) has an OhCrap moment and is forced to tell him to screw off (by calling him the N-word, no less).
* OneWordTitle: Imperium.
* PragmaticVillainy: Nate paints his cover as one to get suspicion off of his back. In one case, he excuses wearing Levi's because it was a gift from his brother as a gift for returning from Iraq and it doesn't matter in the long run what brand he wears or what his brother thinks about white supremacy, and in another case, he narrowly prevents his "friend" from attacking an interracial couple by pointing out that it would be a rookie move to do so in a very public and surveillance-heavy area where they would be easily identified and tracked down, ruining their chances of doing a race war.


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* ReverseMole: The movie is about Nate, an FBI agent, who infiltrates a white supremacist group to find out if they're planning an attack.


* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Gerry Conway is a committed white supremacist and it's [[spoiler: revealed he's planning a terrorist attack]] along with some compatriots. He also has a wife and two children who are clearly his world. The day prior [[spoiler: to the planned attack]], we see his wife in tears knowing that she's going to lose him.



* RedHerring: [[spoiler:Dallas Wolf is not the mastermind of a terrorist conspiracy. He's a fraud who riles up white supremacists for fame and cash. He lives in his mother's house and needs investors to raise a measly $7,500]].

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* RedHerring: [[spoiler:Dallas Wolf is not the mastermind of a terrorist conspiracy. He's a fraud who riles up white supremacists for fame and cash. He lives in his mother's house and needs investors to raise a measly $7,500]].$7,500. Andrew Blackwell also seems like he's planning an attack, even trotting out blueprints to the D.C. water system. However, it turns out that he's all talk]].



* WeAREStrugglingTogether: Much like the white supremacist movement in RealLife, the Nazis are shown to be bitterly divided. The skinheads, for instance, are largely chaotic punks that act undisciplined and hate Christianity. This puts them in conflict with the Christian Identity Movement that seeks a more sophisticated, but militant approach. Conway is more interested in a traditionalist approach involving an emphasis on white families and pride in white history. Wolf's rhetoric on his show is the only thing that guides them.

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* WeAREStrugglingTogether: Much like the white supremacist movement in RealLife, the Nazis are shown to be bitterly divided. The skinheads, for instance, are largely chaotic punks that act undisciplined and hate Christianity. This puts them in conflict with the Christian Identity Movement that seeks a more sophisticated, but militant approach.approach while having their own racist form of Christianity. Conway is more interested in a traditionalist approach involving an emphasis on white families and pride in white history. Wolf's rhetoric on his show is the only thing that guides them.them.
* WesternTerrorists: The film revolves around an FBI operation to find out if white supremacists are planning an attack. It's eventually learned some are.


* BadassBookworm: Nate is very well-read, speaks multiple languages and is very knowledgeable of classical music. One of the first things he does to prepare for going undercover is to read essentially every well-known white supremacist book there is. He's a desk jockey who states that he doesn't know how to defend himself, but he actually has more firearm knowledge than a group of gun-toting white supremacists, enough to pass himself off as a former black-ops soldier.

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* BadassBookworm: Nate is very well-read, speaks multiple languages and is very knowledgeable of classical music. One of the first things he does to prepare for going undercover is to read essentially every well-known white supremacist book there is. He's a desk jockey who states that he doesn't know how to defend himself, but he actually has more firearm knowledge than a group of gun-toting white supremacists, enough to pass himself off as a former black-ops soldier.Marine.



* StraightEdgeEvil: Gerry Conway is a friendly personable guy who likes hanging out with his kids and disapproves of swearing, smoking, or alcohol. He's also a white supremacist [[spoiler: and domestic terrorist]]
* StupidEvil: Roy doesn't consider the consequences of his actions. He's belligerent and antagonistic, openly assaulting people in full of security cameras and even police.

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* StraightEdgeEvil: Gerry Conway is a friendly personable guy who likes hanging out with his kids and disapproves of swearing, smoking, or alcohol. He's also a white supremacist [[spoiler: and domestic terrorist]]
terrorist]].
* StupidEvil: Roy doesn't consider the consequences of his actions. He's belligerent and antagonistic, openly assaulting people in full view of security cameras and even police.


** Furthermore, most of the Nazis clearly don't fit their own definitions of Aryan purity, much like the leaders of Nazi Germany. The skinheads are drunks and unkempt and several militia members are out of shape.


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[[caption-width-right:350:''Yer a [[IncrediblyLamePun Grand Wizard]], Harry.'']]

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* ImportantHaircut: We learn that Nate has agreed to go undercover when he buzzes his hair.


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* ImportantHaircut: We learn that Nate has agreed to go undercover when he buzzes his hair.


Not to be confused with that ''other'' [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 group of belligerent, WMD-loving xenophobes]].

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Not to be confused with that ''other'' [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 group of belligerent, WMD-loving xenophobes]].
xenophobes]]. Also not to be confused with [[Literature/{{Imperium}} the Roman Republic historical fiction series]] by Creator/RobertHarris.


Not to be confused with that ''other'' [[TabletopGame/WarHammer40000 group of belligerent, WMD-loving xenophobes]].

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Not to be confused with that ''other'' [[TabletopGame/WarHammer40000 [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 group of belligerent, WMD-loving xenophobes]].



''Imperium'' is a 2016 thriller written and directed by first-time filmmaker Daniel Ragussis. It stars Creator/DanielRadcliffe as Nate Foster, an FBIAgent pencil-pusher who goes undercover to infiltrate neo-Nazis. The cast also includes Creator/ToniCollette, Creator/NestorCarbonell and Creator/BurnGorman.

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''Imperium'' is a 2016 thriller written and directed by first-time filmmaker Daniel Ragussis. It stars Creator/DanielRadcliffe as Nate Foster, an FBIAgent pencil-pusher who goes undercover to infiltrate neo-Nazis. Neo-Nazis. The cast also includes Creator/ToniCollette, Creator/NestorCarbonell and Creator/BurnGorman.
Creator/BurnGorman.

Not to be confused with that ''other'' [[TabletopGame/WarHammer40000 group of belligerent, WMD-loving xenophobes]].

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