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** Colonel Hayter is a reference to David Hayter, voice of [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]].

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** Colonel Hayter is a reference to David Hayter, voice of [[Franchise/MetalGear [[VideoGame/MetalGear Solid Snake]].


Western civilization begins turning into something resembling Plato's Republic or the [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Tau Empire]], coming under the sway of the philosopher-kings known as patricians. Some people support this development more than others, and [[WorldWarIII fighting ensues]]. '''''Imperial Dawn''''' follows the lives of four people during the course of the war: a spy, a loyalist, a rebel, and an arms manufacturer. Both sides of the war are presented in equal detail, leaving the reader to pick which is best.

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''Imperial Dawn'' is a WebSerialNovel taking place TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture.

Western civilization begins turning into something resembling Plato's Republic or the [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Tau Empire]], coming under the sway of the philosopher-kings known as patricians. Some people support this development more than others, and [[WorldWarIII fighting ensues]]. '''''Imperial Dawn''''' This story follows the lives of four people during the course of the war: a spy, a loyalist, a rebel, and an arms manufacturer. Both sides of the war are presented in equal detail, leaving the reader to pick which is best.



''Imperial Dawn'' is a work-in-progress, being posted online. It can be [[http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2845665/1/Imperial_Dawn found here]].

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''Imperial Dawn'' is a work-in-progress, being posted online. It can be [[http://www.Originally available [[https://www.fictionpress.com/s/2845665/1/Imperial_Dawn found here]].
here]], this story appears to have been deleted.



!!Imperial Dawn contains instances of these tropes:

* ActionGirl - Jennifer Ko, although given her violent nature, she could be considered a DarkActionGirl instead.

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!!Imperial Dawn !!''Imperial Dawn'' contains instances examples of:

* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The setting
of these tropes:

the story.
* ActionGirl - ActionGirl: Jennifer Ko, although given her violent nature, she could be considered a DarkActionGirl instead.



* AffablyEvil - Blackwood is introduced as somewhat relaxed and friendly, and later takes on a sinister air, while still maintaining his charm.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation - The Imperials are either a bastion of hope and progress for humanity, or terrifying Nazis.
* BadassArmy - The ELITE regiments cultivate a reputation for being [[BloodKnight batshit insane beserkers]].
* CorruptCorporateExecutive - Edward Donovan seems to start as this, supporting the Allies only because it is profitable.
* GreyAndGrayMorality - Neither side is presented as morally superior. Both have legitimate reasons for fighting and both have their [[PetTheDog nicer]] and [[ShootTheDog meaner]] moments.
* MagnificentBastard - One for each side. The Allies have Admiral Hutchinson, who seems to masterfully manipulate his supporters while remaining genuine and charismatic. The Imperials have Blackwood, who is something of a darker Film/JamesBond.
* PuttingOnTheReich - Played with. The Imperials wear black uniforms, but are no worse morally than the Allies.
* Reconstruction - Of Plato's Republic, apparently.
* ScreamingWarrior - The Engagement Light Infantry Tactical Enforcers, as a method of psychological warfare.
* ShoutOut - Seemingly quite a lot. The Imperials being based off of the [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Tau Empire]] is foremost among them.

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* AffablyEvil - AffablyEvil: Blackwood is introduced as somewhat relaxed and friendly, and later takes on a sinister air, while still maintaining his charm.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation - AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The Imperials are either a bastion of hope and progress for humanity, or terrifying Nazis.
* BadassArmy - BadassArmy: The ELITE regiments cultivate a reputation for being [[BloodKnight batshit insane beserkers]].
* CorruptCorporateExecutive - CorruptCorporateExecutive: Edward Donovan seems to start as this, supporting the Allies only because it is profitable.
* GreyAndGrayMorality - GreyAndGrayMorality: Neither side is presented as morally superior. Both have legitimate reasons for fighting and both have their [[PetTheDog nicer]] and [[ShootTheDog meaner]] moments.
* MagnificentBastard - MagnificentBastard: One for each side. The Allies have Admiral Hutchinson, who seems to masterfully manipulate his supporters while remaining genuine and charismatic. The Imperials have Blackwood, who is something of a darker Film/JamesBond.
* PuttingOnTheReich - PuttingOnTheReich: Played with. The Imperials wear black uniforms, but are no worse morally than the Allies.
* Reconstruction - {{Reconstruction}}: Of Plato's Republic, apparently.
* ScreamingWarrior - ScreamingWarrior: The Engagement Light Infantry Tactical Enforcers, as a method of psychological warfare.
* ShoutOut - ShoutOut: Seemingly quite a lot. The Imperials being based off of the [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Tau Empire]] is foremost among them.



* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans - The Imperials can get this way, although they are presented as just another political system that works, not a utopia.
* VillainProtagonist - Any of the four main characters could be interpreted this way: you have an [[CorruptCorporateExecutive arms manufacturer]], a black ops assassin, a member of a unit known for being [[BloodKnight Blood Knights]], and a soldier who can be [[DarkActionGirl a bit too passionate]] about her work.

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans -
UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: The Imperials can get this way, although they are presented as just another political system that works, not a utopia.
* VillainProtagonist - VillainProtagonist: Any of the four main characters could be interpreted this way: you have an [[CorruptCorporateExecutive arms manufacturer]], a black ops assassin, a member of a unit known for being [[BloodKnight Blood Knights]], and a soldier who can be [[DarkActionGirl a bit too passionate]] about her work.work.
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* MagnificentBastard - One for each side. The Allies have Admiral Hutchinson, who seems to masterfully manipulate his supporters while remaining genuine and charismatic. The Imperials have Blackwood, who is something of a darker JamesBond.

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* MagnificentBastard - One for each side. The Allies have Admiral Hutchinson, who seems to masterfully manipulate his supporters while remaining genuine and charismatic. The Imperials have Blackwood, who is something of a darker JamesBond.Film/JamesBond.


** Colonel Hayter is a reference to David Hayter, voice of [[MetalGearSolid Solid Snake]].

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** Colonel Hayter is a reference to David Hayter, voice of [[MetalGearSolid [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]].


Western civilization begins turning into something resembling Plato's Republic or the [[{{Warhammer40000}} Tau Empire]], coming under the sway of the philosopher-kings known as patricians. Some people support this development more than others, and [[WorldWarIII fighting ensues]]. '''''Imperial Dawn''''' follows the lives of four people during the course of the war: a spy, a loyalist, a rebel, and an arms manufacturer. Both sides of the war are presented in equal detail, leaving the reader to pick which is best.

''Imperial Dawn'' offers a fairly realistic depiction of war, and explores the moral ambiguities inherent in any conflict, no matter how noble the cause.

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Western civilization begins turning into something resembling Plato's Republic or the [[{{Warhammer40000}} [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Tau Empire]], coming under the sway of the philosopher-kings known as patricians. Some people support this development more than others, and [[WorldWarIII fighting ensues]]. '''''Imperial Dawn''''' follows the lives of four people during the course of the war: a spy, a loyalist, a rebel, and an arms manufacturer. Both sides of the war are presented in equal detail, leaving the reader to pick which is best.

best.

''Imperial Dawn'' offers a fairly realistic depiction of war, and explores the moral ambiguities inherent in any conflict, no matter how noble the cause.
cause.



* ActionGirl - Jennifer Ko, although given her violent nature, she could be considered a [[DarkActionGirl Dark Action Girl]] instead.

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* ActionGirl - Jennifer Ko, although given her violent nature, she could be considered a [[DarkActionGirl Dark Action Girl]] instead. DarkActionGirl instead.



* MagnificentBastard - One for each side. The Allies have Admiral Hutchinson, who seems to masterfully manipulate his supporters while remaining genuine and charismatic. The Imperials have Blackwood, who is something of a darker [[JamesBond James Bond]].

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* MagnificentBastard - One for each side. The Allies have Admiral Hutchinson, who seems to masterfully manipulate his supporters while remaining genuine and charismatic. The Imperials have Blackwood, who is something of a darker [[JamesBond James Bond]].JamesBond.



* ShoutOut - Seemingly quite a lot. The Imperials being based off of the [[{{Warhammer40000}} Tau Empire]] is foremost among them.

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* ShoutOut - Seemingly quite a lot. The Imperials being based off of the [[{{Warhammer40000}} [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Tau Empire]] is foremost among them.

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