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* DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent: [[spoiler: Zurn]]. And he's not happy about it. To wit: He's working Edict One as TheMole in Edict Three, while also being press-ganged into working for Edict Two's counter-intelligence division and spying on the other two.


* HumanAbomination: Mr. Cook, due to [[spoiler: his missing eyes and constant exposure to the Paradox Artifacts causing him to become something not entirely bound by the universe's physics.]]

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* HumanAbomination: HumanoidAbomination: Mr. Cook, due to [[spoiler: his missing eyes and constant exposure to the Paradox Artifacts causing him to become something not entirely bound by the universe's physics.]]

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* HumanAbomination: Mr. Cook, due to [[spoiler: his missing eyes and constant exposure to the Paradox Artifacts causing him to become something not entirely bound by the universe's physics.]]

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* AmbiguousDisorder: Nick Garrett comes across as this at the beginning - prone to distraction, massive intellect and knowledge at the cost of low-if-nonexistent social skills. The truth is far more complex, though [[spoiler: as Nick appears to have had the mind and intellect of his previous self wedged into his reincarnation.]]

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* HorrifyingTheHorror: Nick's mind is so bizarre and inscrutable that when exposed directly to his thought processes, even Captain Socrates seems to be unsettled and confused.


* RunningGag: The Sheriff's morgue full of pies in "Red Lines"

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* RunningGag: The Sheriff's morgue full of pies in "Red Lines"


'''''[[http://edictzero.wordpress.com EDICT ZERO: FIS]]''''' is a ScienceFiction audio drama series created by Jack Kincaid and produced by Slipgate Nine Entertainment, a not-for-profit endeavor dedicated to the release of free speculative fiction media.

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'''''[[http://edictzero.''[[http://edictzero.wordpress.com EDICT ZERO: FIS]]''''' FIS]]'' is a ScienceFiction audio drama series created by Jack Kincaid and produced by Slipgate Nine Entertainment, a not-for-profit endeavor dedicated to the release of free speculative fiction media.


[[http://edictzero.wordpress.com EDICT ZERO: FIS]] is a science fiction audio drama series created by Jack Kincaid and produced by Slipgate Nine Entertainment, a not-for-profit endeavor dedicated to the release of free speculative fiction media.

During the new year celebration of 2415, the Vortex Club, a nightclub in the Center City of the main island on the world of Edict Zero, was bombed by a man who goes by the name "Mr. Cook." While the main task force of Federal Investigative Services (A division of Edict Three) is focusing on a mob war angle, three agents who disagree with the angle were formed into a separate task force to determine the alternate cause of the bombing. As their investigation continues, the evidence leads to more and stranger questions, possibly ones with world-altering ramifications.

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[[http://edictzero.'''''[[http://edictzero.wordpress.com EDICT ZERO: FIS]] FIS]]''''' is a science fiction ScienceFiction audio drama series created by Jack Kincaid and produced by Slipgate Nine Entertainment, a not-for-profit endeavor dedicated to the release of free speculative fiction media.

During the new year celebration of 2415, the Vortex Club, a nightclub in the Center City of the main island on the world of Edict Zero, was bombed by a man who goes by the name "Mr.known only as Mr. Cook." While the main task force of Edict Three's Federal Investigative Services (A division of Edict Three) is focusing focuses on a mob war angle, three more skeptical agents who disagree with the angle were are formed into a separate task force to determine the alternate another possible cause of the bombing. As their Their investigation continues, the evidence leads to more and stranger questions, questions with possibly ones with world-altering world-changing ramifications.



* AIIsACrapShoot [[spoiler: : Edict One is constantly working to mitigate the damage caused to the world by errors in the program.]]
* AfterlifeAntechamber [[spoiler: : The Guph is a storage space for clients to be reintroduced to Edict Zero as new entities.]]

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* AIIsACrapShoot [[spoiler: : Edict One is constantly working to mitigate the damage caused to the world by errors in the program.]]
* AfterlifeAntechamber [[spoiler: : The [[spoiler:The Guph is a storage space for clients to be reintroduced to Edict Zero as new entities.]]



** A [[RingOfPower Ring of Invisibility]]. [[spoiler: First shown as worn by Captain Socrates.]]
** [[SummoningArtifact The Hexgate Disk]], an artifact that can be used to summon creatures to do your bidding. [[spoiler: This is what Jacob Tonell and Mr. Cook were attempting to find.]]
** [[TeleportersAndTransporters The PTD Artifact]], a Portable Teleportation Device. [[spoiler: This was being used by Mr. Cook to escape the Briefcase Bomb.]]

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** A [[RingOfPower Ring of Invisibility]]. [[spoiler: First [[spoiler:It is first shown as worn by Captain Socrates.]]
** [[SummoningArtifact The Hexgate Disk]], an artifact that can be used to summon creatures to do your bidding. [[spoiler: This is [[spoiler:It's what Jacob Tonell and Mr. Cook were attempting to find.]]
** [[TeleportersAndTransporters The PTD Artifact]], a Portable Teleportation Device. [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:It was being used by Mr. Cook to escape the Briefcase Bomb.]]



* AnthropomorphicPersonification [[spoiler: : The Edict One Ambassador is the personification of a chess program.]]
* ApocalypseHow: The backstory states that "Old Earth" suffered a meteoric impact, and that 13 billion people lost their lives. This suggests a class 3 event at the very least.

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* AnthropomorphicPersonification [[spoiler: : The :The Edict One Ambassador is the personification of a chess program.]]
* ApocalypseHow: The backstory states that "Old Earth" suffered a meteoric impact, and that 13 billion people lost their lives. This suggests a class Class 3 event at the very least.



* BrainComputerInterface [[spoiler: : A client is a program that handles the interface between an organic brain and the Edict Zero world.]]

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* BrainComputerInterface [[spoiler: : A client is a program that handles the interface between an organic brain and the Edict Zero world.]]



* DarkAndTroubledPast: Nick Garrett and John Braddock. [[spoiler: Nick's wife killed their daughter, and then killed herself. She also happened to be John's sister.]]

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Nick Garrett and John Braddock. [[spoiler: Nick's [[spoiler:Nick's wife killed their daughter, and then killed herself. She also happened to be John's sister.]]



** Benjamin Zurn (Department: Counter-terrorism): TheLancer [[spoiler: (also TheMole)]]

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** Benjamin Zurn (Department: Counter-terrorism): TheLancer [[spoiler: (also TheMole)]]and also TheMole]]



--> '''Partier:''' What you see is ''me,'' man! Ain't I beautiful? Ha-''hah!''

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--> '''Partier:''' What you see is ''me,'' ''me'', man! Ain't I beautiful? Ha-''hah!''



* InsideAComputerSystem: The claims of the false reality conspiracists. [[spoiler: Confirmed in the second part of Quondam Hearts; in fact, the simulation is Edict Zero, version 7.02, running on the Sleeper Starship Pioneer to keep alive colonists in stasis.]]
* InstantAIJustAddWater [[spoiler: : Native Entities are programs designed to behave like people. Like the client entities, they have their good and bad elements. On the [[AIIsACrapshoot bad side]], you have Mr. Cook. On the [[BenevolentAI good side]], there's Marcus Briggs. The jury is still out on the Edict One Ambassador and Captain Socrates. ]]

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* InsideAComputerSystem: The claims of the false reality conspiracists. [[spoiler: Confirmed [[spoiler:Confirmed in the second part of Quondam Hearts; in fact, the simulation is Edict Zero, version 7.02, running on the Sleeper Starship Pioneer to keep alive colonists in stasis.]]
* InstantAIJustAddWater [[spoiler: : Native [[spoiler:Native Entities are programs designed to behave like people. Like the client entities, they have their good and bad elements. On the [[AIIsACrapshoot bad side]], you have Mr. Cook. On the [[BenevolentAI good side]], there's Marcus Briggs. The jury is still out on the Edict One Ambassador and Captain Socrates. ]]



** Edict 1 is the scientific research wing. [[spoiler: And is also in charge of maintaining the {{Masquerade}}.]]
** Edict 2 include the military and intelligence branches of the government. [[spoiler: Which includes a counter-intelligence branch against Edict 1.]]

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** Edict 1 is the scientific research wing. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And is also in charge of maintaining the {{Masquerade}}.]]
** Edict 2 include the military and intelligence branches of the government. [[spoiler: Which [[spoiler:It includes a counter-intelligence branch against Edict 1.]]



--> '''Socrates:''' Can't you hear it in my voice, ''see'' it in my eyes, ''feeeel'' it in my presence? It's beyond denial! I'm heavy with it; positively ''bursting'' with it! It ''wails'' from every orifice of my tapestry, and ''blazes'' in every cell the wretched gods saw fit to fuse! I am ''not'' in theatre, you ninny! Any ''fool'' can be in theatre! Yes, young man, accursedly wrong, you are! For ''Theatre''... ''(whispers)'' is in ''me''.

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--> '''Socrates:''' Can't you hear it in my voice, ''see'' it in my eyes, ''feeeel'' it in my presence? It's beyond denial! I'm heavy with it; positively ''bursting'' with it! It ''wails'' from every orifice of my tapestry, and ''blazes'' in every cell the wretched gods saw fit to fuse! I am ''not'' in theatre, you ninny! Any ''fool'' can be in theatre! Yes, young man, accursedly wrong, you are! For ''Theatre''... ''(whispers)'' [whispers] is in ''me''.



* LotusEaterMachine [[spoiler: : Edict Zero]]

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* LotusEaterMachine [[spoiler: : Edict [[spoiler:Edict Zero]]



* ManySpiritsInsideOfOne [[spoiler: : Captain Socrates is an "understudy," a native entity who can take on the role of departed clients. Normally, understudies can only play one role at a time, but Captain Socrates has an error that causes him to accumulate roles. Among the roles that Caprain Socrates has accumulated, one is an actor (Robert Marlowe Tell), and another is a writer (Oliver Dooley), resulting in a complete [[LargeHam pork dinner]].]]

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* ManySpiritsInsideOfOne [[spoiler: : Captain [[spoiler:Captain Socrates is an "understudy," a native entity who can take on the role of departed clients. Normally, understudies can only play one role at a time, but Captain Socrates has an error that causes him to accumulate roles. Among the roles that Caprain Socrates has accumulated, one is an actor (Robert Marlowe Tell), and another is a writer (Oliver Dooley), resulting in a complete [[LargeHam pork dinner]].]]



* NeverFoundTheBody [[spoiler: After Nick Garrett's fall at the end of season 2.]]
* TheNicknamer: Captain Socrates will hit a person over the head with the [[FryingPanOfDoom frying pan]], and let it ring out. Whatever note the ring is in, that is how he'll identify the person. [[spoiler: Briggs is an F-flat, and Zurn is a G-sharp.]]
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Mr. Cook survives multiple detonations of the briefcase bomb. [[spoiler: Also said of Nick Garrett after jumping off a 100-foot ledge of Harlan Hills Sanitarium after Captain Socrates.]]

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* NeverFoundTheBody [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After Nick Garrett's fall at the end of season 2.]]
* TheNicknamer: Captain Socrates will hit a person over the head with the [[FryingPanOfDoom frying pan]], and let it ring out. Whatever note the ring is in, that is how he'll identify the person. [[spoiler: Briggs [[spoiler:Briggs is an F-flat, and Zurn is a G-sharp.]]
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Mr. Cook survives multiple detonations of the briefcase bomb. [[spoiler: Also [[spoiler:It is also said of Nick Garrett after jumping off a 100-foot ledge of Harlan Hills Sanitarium after Captain Socrates.]]



* PlatonicCave: Some Conspiracists see Edict Zero as this. [[spoiler: The ones with Mr. Cook in particular seem to be attempting to [[BrokenMasquerade reveal this]].]] [[spoiler: Confirmed.]]

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* PlatonicCave: Some Conspiracists see Edict Zero as this. [[spoiler: The ones with Mr. Cook in particular seem to be attempting to [[BrokenMasquerade reveal this]].Break the Masequerade]].]] [[spoiler: Confirmed.[[spoiler:Confirmed.]]



* {{Reincarnation}} [[spoiler: : The Guph should facilitate this with clients, but it is not working.]] [[spoiler: Nick Garrett is among the last to be reincarnated; his last self was Rupert Canterra.]]

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* {{Reincarnation}} [[spoiler: : The [[spoiler:The Guph should facilitate this with clients, but it is not working.]] [[spoiler: Nick Garrett is among the last to be reincarnated; his last self was Rupert Canterra.]]



* WaifProphet [[spoiler: : Melissa Parker is tuned into Edict Zero so completely, she can hear and see everything going on, including communication between the different clones of the Edict One ambassador, and the people, both trapped in the Guph, and those ejected into the world as ghosts.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Most conspiracists are like this. [[spoiler: This includes the Chariot group that assisted Mr. Cook.]]
* WhamEpisode: The Captain's Understudy, Part 2. [[spoiler: Nick Garrett jumps off a cliff into a waterfall after Captain Socrates. They NeverFoundTheBody, but they did find his [[TrackingChip RMOS Implant]].]]
* YearOutsideHourInside: While not that extreme, Time moves more slowly in Weirdspace. [[spoiler: To Nick Garrett, he was in weirdspace for one day. For his unit, it was over a month.]]

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* WaifProphet [[spoiler: : Melissa [[spoiler:Melissa Parker is tuned into Edict Zero so completely, she can hear and see everything going on, everything, including communication between the different clones of the Edict One ambassador, and the people, both trapped in the Guph, and those ejected into the world as ghosts.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Most conspiracists are like this. [[spoiler: This includes this, [[spoiler:including the Chariot group that assisted Mr. Cook.]]
* WhamEpisode: The Captain's Understudy, Part 2. [[spoiler: Nick [[spoiler:Nick Garrett jumps off a cliff into a waterfall after Captain Socrates. They NeverFoundTheBody, but they did find his [[TrackingChip RMOS Implant]].]]
* YearOutsideHourInside: While not that extreme, Time moves more slowly in Weirdspace. [[spoiler: To [[spoiler:To Nick Garrett, he was in weirdspace for one day. For his unit, it was over a month.]]


* ShoutOut: The first time Kora Reznik was introduced to him, Briggs confused her last name as "Reznor." NineInchNails was one of the sources of music for the series.

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* ShoutOut: The first time Kora Reznik was introduced to him, Briggs confused her last name as "Reznor." NineInchNails Music/NineInchNails was one of the sources of music for the series.


* GrandTheftMe: An Ambassador of Edict One takes over the body of Agent Briggs

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* GrandTheftMe: An Ambassador of Edict One takes over the body of Agent BriggsBriggs. Gemini is the first to discover just how unusual Captain Socrates is, when he, in a wedged state, attempts to leave his body and enter hers; ultimately [[PuppeteerParasite Puppeteering]] her into wedging Jimmy Prime and unwedging himself.

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* InstantAIJustAddWater [[spoiler: : Native Entities are programs designed to behave like people. Like the client entities, they have their good and bad elements. On the [[AIIsACrapshoot bad side]], you have Mr. Cook. On the [[BenevolentAI good side]], there's Marcus Briggs. The jury is still out on the Edict One Ambassador and Captain Socrates. ]]


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* LotusEaterMachine [[spoiler: : Edict Zero]]


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* TerminallyDependentSociety [[spoiler: : The entire population lives in a [[LotusEaterMachine digitally-constructed world]] in order to survive space travel in stasis.]]

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* TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow [[spoiler: : Edict Zero is a simulation designed to keep people alive. If someone learns this and cannot accept it, they suffer a "rejection," in which they disconnect from the simulation and die.]]


* ShoutOut: The first time Kora Reznik was introduced to the story, someone confused her last name as "Reznor." NineInchNails was one of the sources of music for the series.

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* ShoutOut: The first time Kora Reznik was introduced to the story, someone him, Briggs confused her last name as "Reznor." NineInchNails was one of the sources of music for the series.


** Kora Reznik (Department: Tactical): TheSmartGuy

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** Kora Reznik (Department: Tactical): Tactical Ops): TheSmartGuy

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