Andoriol Phi 2319 is not really a hero. On falling through the warp from Terra in the Third Millenium to the forgeworld Iacoria in the Forty-First, he wisely decided to keep his head down, survive, and make the best living he could as a tech-priest.
Then Chaos invaded Iacoria, survival meant self-promoting to pilot of an Imperial Knight, and Andoriol was catapulted to the attention of the Inquisition.
Imperial Von Neuman datastream contains examples of:
- All There in the Manual: A character sheet given at the beginning helpfully describes Andoriol's implants... and some minor psychic powers that haven't come up in the story.
- Because I Said So: Inquisitor Veyla's general attitude.
- Be Yourself: Andoriol walks a fine line between assimilating into Mechanicus culture enough not to dragged out and shot, and not drinking the kool-aid. In particular, in being nice to menials and taking shortcuts in rituals to appease the Machine Spirits when he can.
- Blood Knight: Ordnatus had a personality, one that revolves almost entirely around killing the enemies of the Imperium.
- Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: Averted, thus far.
- Flash Back: There's one to explain how Andoriol got to where he was on Iacoria, when the story started.
- Gondor Calls for Aid: It is nice to see a bunch of the people Andoriol helped ask after his health and for his return after the Inquisition takes him. Hardly risk-free in 40K.
- Good Is Not Nice: Andoriol is by no means blind to the flaws of the Imperium, but it's all mankind has in a hostile universe.
- Hand Cannon: Ordnatus has one, emphasis on the cannon.
- Humongous Mecha: Ordnatus. He's smaller than most examples, and pint-sized compared to any Titan, but definitely qualifies.
- Hyperspace Is a Scary Place: Andoriol's brief exposure to the Warp remains one of his most terrifying memories.
- The Idealist: Andoriol is pretty averagely jaded for a contemporary figure. In 40K, that makes him a wide-eyed idealist.
- Machiavelli Was Wrong: When other tech-priests cut rations, whip and eventually execute menials, Andoriol's first question is what positive incentives are they being offered.
- Non-Action Guy: Before awakening and piloting Ordnatus' Andoriol's primary contribution to the fight was running and hiding. Not that he lacks courage, but violence doesn't really come naturally to him.
- Nice Guy: Andoriol, being a relatively well-adjusted example of M2 humanity, goes out of his way to treat everyone with kindness and respect. Peers, Guard, menials, cloned prostitutes, even psykers.
- Rage Against the Mentor: Andoriol to Lydia Veyla, after she has him tortured.
- Shout-Out: A few, particularly Ordnatus' activation phrase. Cast in the Name of God, Ye Not Guilty.
- Super Soldier: Captain Titus, as an Astartes.
- Wrench Whack: Not literally so far, but Andoriol has some unconventional shortcuts to the usual Mechanicus rites of repair.