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Podcast / The Leviathan Chronicles

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The Leviathan Chronicles is an audio drama podcast, written by Christof Laputka, and features the voices of over 60 actors, professional sound effects and an original music soundtrack. First airing in April of 2008, the podcast ran for just over five years, generating 38 total chapters and a small handful of bonus episodes.

The story follows Macallan Orsel, a young genetic scientist in present-day New York City who discovers that immortality is not a fool's fantasy, but rather a reality for several factions of powerful immortals living among us. Across centuries and continents, they have battled for supremacy—and Macallan must suddenly grapple with a mysterious and lethal virus, a covert government organization aware of the immortals—and her own family's connection to both. In order to save herself and the immortals, Macallan must learn to use a key hidden within her own DNA. But a deadly secret has been kept deep in the bottom of the ocean for over a thousand years that could threaten not just the immortals, but all of mankind.


This podcast contains examples of:

  • The Ageless: The immortals can live forever, but they are not invulnerable.
  • Alien Abduction : An inversion as Evangeline had imprisoned the aliens.
  • Amulet of Dependency: The Starstones for Evangeline. Evangeline for the other immortals.
  • Ancient Conspiracy: The immortal society itself, even before it splintered into the factions, both continuing to exist in secret.
  • Beast Man: The Enforcers in Chapter 11
  • Cloak & Dagger: The Black Doors operate in secrecy, even to each other.
  • Clones Are People, Too : Macallan is a clone of Evangeline, bred to be able to unlock a Starstone, something only Evangeline is currently able to do.
  • Cool Plane: The Condor
  • Disposable Woman: Genderswapped with Macallan's lab partner/love interest Jimmy who is introduced in episode 2, messily executed in episode 3, and serves no purpose except to reinforce her distrust of all parties potentially involved.
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  • Gentleman Thief: Harlequinn
  • Immortality: Biological Immortality
  • Immortality Immorality : Type I
  • Immortality Inducer: Evangeline and the Starstones.
  • Internal Affairs: Black Door 20 for the Black Door group. In one of the bonus episodes they issue a termination order for Door 12.
  • Jade-Colored Glasses: Harlequinn pretty much has the whole set, and a few custom models.
  • Master of Unlocking: Harlequinn
  • Plot Coupon: The malfunctioning Starstone. ...except it's not malfunctioning, it's working exactly as intended.
  • The Quisling: What Bennu and Black Door 12 intended to be for the aliens.
  • The Snark Knight: Harlequinn
  • Society of Immortals: Leviathan
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Evangeline was keeping the aliens prisoner and secret from everyone else in order to forestall an Alien Invasion.
  • Wham Episode: The finale of season 1. Black door 12's mission was to rescue the aliens that were being imprisoned by Evangeline.