Innocence

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An innocence is an international political figure in Disco Elysium.

Overview

An innocence is the highest category of historical personage in the world, a literal personification of History. Traditionally, an innocence, when anointed, assumes supreme rule over the Occident, or the known world in general.[1] An innocence is elected to office by the Founding Party, a precedent that has taken place a mere six times in the entirety of History. The legal system of the Reál Belt is built from ground up to accommodate innoccentic rule.[2]

According to the Party, an innocence is infallible. The decisions made by one are not decisions. They are inevitabilities -- what would have happened anyway, only accelerated, packed into decades instead of centuries. An Innocence is a continuous, compressed event, a sacred human being. They say it is an honour and a glory to live when one is in office.[3] Commonly an innocence does not enforce his or her power through military power. This is seen as unnecessary. The innocence wins because an innocence can't help but win.[4]

Known innocences

Only six Innocences appeared in the history of the world:

  • The Perikarnassian, the first innocence. Little is known about him.
  • Franconegro, 500 years before Current Century. Considered to be the the innocence of militarism and the strongest of them all in military terms.
  • Dolores Dei, 300 years before Current Century. She originated many modern institutions, launched several successful expeditions, and was even critical of the innocentic system itself. She is also known for her beauty and inhumanity. Dolores Dei has become widely regarded as the greatest innocence in the current century.
  • Sola, crowned during the last century. Considered to be an anti-innocence, due to her reluctance to impose her will on the world.

There have also been a number of counter- or false-innocences -- some assumed to have innocentic qualities, some who just thought so themselves. Occasionally they have the support of a faction inside the ecclesiastic organization.[5] The most famous -- and important -- of these was Ernö Pasternak. He was known for torture, despotism, hymns, cannons, and desires of world conquest, but got defeated and humiliated by Stepan the Despicable of Kedra.[6]

References

  1. ENCYCLOPEDIA - An innocence is the highest category of historical personage in the world, a literal personification of History. Traditionally, an innocence, when anointed, assumes supreme rule over the Occident, or the known world in general -- at least the parts that matter.
  2. ENCYCLOPEDIA - More. An innocence is elected to office by the Founding Party, a precedent that has taken place a mere six times in the entirety of History. The legal system of the Reál Belt is built to accommodate innocentic rule, should it coincide with our time.
  3. ENCYCLOPEDIA - An innocence is infallible. The decisions made by one are not decisions. They are inevitabilities -- what would have happened anyway, only accelerated, packed into decades instead of centuries. An Innocence is a continuous, compressed event, a sacred human being. It is an honour and a glory to live when one is in office.
  4. ENCYCLOPEDIA - Um... I can do better! Okay, so commonly an innocence does not enforce his or her power through military power. This is seen as unnecessary. The innocence wins because an innocence can't help but win, for their deeds are inevitabilities. Did this help?
  5. THE GREATEST INNOCENCE - Correct! There have been a number of counter- or false-innocences -- some assumed to have innocentic qualities, some who just thought so themselves. Occasionally they have the support of a faction inside the ecclesiastic organization, and accusations of foul play have arisen...
  6. THE GREATEST INNOCENCE - The most famous -- and important -- of these was Ernö Pasternak. He was into torture, despotism, hymns, cannons, and world conquest, but got defeated and humiliated by Stepan the Despicable of Kedra.