History Characters / FirstEncounterAssaultRecon

31st Jan '18 3:24:44 PM Cieloazul
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* NightmareFetishist: Enough to take his children to a tour of an underground ghost city. They likely ended up with a few nightmares.





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\n* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Naturally, of his brother Spen, down to the voice actor. He amps up his brother's snarking tendences and is much more obnoxious, though.




* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Wears gawdy clothes and often behaves stangely, like trying to hide behind a minuscule potted plant or crawl through a narrow ventilation shaft being the obese guy he is.
* TheCracker: He knows how to activate and deactivate the security system and probably can teach Betters a couple of hacking lessons.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Wears gawdy clothes and often behaves stangely, like trying a fool (for instance, he tried to hide behind a minuscule potted plant or and crawl through a narrow ventilation shaft being the obese guy he is.
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* TheCracker: He knows how to activate and deactivate the security system and probably can teach Betters himself a couple of hacking lessons.



%%* GeekPhysiques

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%%* GeekPhysiques* GeekPhysiques: Straight, as he is a fat geek, though strangely subverted in the fragility part if one counts ''Extraction Point''.



* {{Kevlard}}: Probably how he survived being shot by Harlan Wade.



* SparedByTheAdaptation: ...However, the non-canon ''Extraction Point'' shows him inexplicably alive after the explosion. An EasterEgg lets you finally put a bullet in his brain as he dances to music, at least.

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: ...However, the SparedByTheAdaptation: The non-canon ''Extraction Point'' shows him inexplicably alive after the explosion. An EasterEgg lets you finally put a bullet in his brain as he dances to music, at least.



* [[EvilCounterpart Good Counterpart]]: To Norton Mapes from the first game. They are both overweight, geeky ATC people who offer the protagonist help, but while Mapes is a FatBastard traitor, Halford remains as a good guy until the end.
* HollywoodNerd: Looks, talks and behaves like a 90's anime geek stereotype on acid. Considering that the affair in which he is involved with resembles [[{{Manga/Akira}} another one]], this could be purposeful.
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler:A particularly gruesome example is done when a Replica Assassin rips off his head with his claws. You shortly [[DecapitationPresentation find his head on a bench]] as a warning just before the Assassins start coming after you.]]

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* [[EvilCounterpart Good Counterpart]]: To Norton Mapes from the first game. They are both overweight, geeky ATC people who offer to help the protagonist help, protagonist, but while Mapes is a FatBastard traitor, Halford remains as a good guy until the end.
* HollywoodNerd: Looks, talks and behaves like a 90's anime geek stereotype on acid. Considering that the affair in which he is involved with resembles [[{{Manga/Akira}} another one]], a certain one from said genre]], this could be purposeful.
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* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler:A particularly gruesome example is done when a Replica Assassin rips off his head with his claws. You shortly [[DecapitationPresentation find his head on a bench]] shortly after as a warning just before the Assassins start coming after you.]]



* CloneDegeneration: Since they go fully masked and armored at all times, it's not until late in the second game that you see how...wrong the manufacturing process can go. There seems to be only one Replica who actually resembles his template - [[spoiler:Foxtrot 813, whose looks identical to Paxton Fettel]].

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* CloneDegeneration: Since they go fully masked and armored at all times, it's not until late in the second game that you see how...wrong the manufacturing process can go. There seems to be only one Replica who actually resembles his template - [[spoiler:Foxtrot 813, whose who looks identical to Paxton Fettel]].



* SuperSoldier: Built from the DNA up to act as them. Specifically, they aren't intended as the OneManArmy sort of supersoldier; instead they are marketed as cheap, reliable, loyal, and disposable soldiers who are just as well-trained as human soldiers but vastly cheaper and able to do missions that would be impossible for normal humans.

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* SuperSoldier: Built from the DNA up to act as them. Specifically, however, they aren't intended as the OneManArmy sort of supersoldier; instead they are marketed as cheap, reliable, loyal, and disposable soldiers who are just as well-trained as human soldiers but vastly cheaper and able to do missions that would be impossible for normal humans.



* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: He has the role of a field agent in the game, and his denominations as an ex-NSA "operative" and a "troubleshooter" imply a very action-oriented background. In real life, however, NSA is in task of basically just collection and processing of data and doesn't have operatives in the same way CIA or FBI have.

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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: He has Has the role of a field agent in the game, and even his denominations as an ex-NSA "operative" and a "troubleshooter" imply a very action-oriented background. In real life, however, NSA is in task of basically just collection collecting and processing of data data, and thus doesn't have operatives in the same way CIA or FBI have.
31st Jan '18 3:10:42 PM Cieloazul
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-->'''Voiced by:''' none (''F.E.A.R. 2''), Creator/RobinAtkinDownes (''F.3.A.R'')



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-->'''Voiced by:''' Melissa Roberts (''F.E.A.R.''), Alesia Glidewell (''F.E.A.R. 2'' and ''F.3.A.R.'')



-->'''Voiced by:''' Peter Lurie



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* NoodleIncident: The incident which caused the F.E.A.R. team to be formed in 2002 is never explained. The team has clearly found bizarre stuff before, judging for how nonchalantly they take the briefing about a pyschic clone army (with Jankowsky even lamenting outsiders don't take them seriously due to things like that), but we are never informed of any other mission carried on by them.

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* NoodleIncident: The incident which caused the F.E.A.R. team to be formed in 2002 is never explained. The team has clearly found bizarre stuff before, judging for how nonchalantly they take the briefing about a pyschic clone army (with Jankowsky Jankowski even lamenting outsiders don't take them seriously due to things like that), but we are never informed of any other mission carried on by them.



-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JimWard



* NiceHat: In all of his apparitions, he keeps his army cap.

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* NiceHat: NeverBareheaded: In all of his apparitions, he keeps his army cap.
* NiceHat: As mentioned, a blue army
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Tim Gouran



* TheBigGuy: Aside from being seemingly the physically biggest guy of the team, he has a few of the traits commonly associated with the archetype, namely his outgoing personality (albeit of a nastier kind than most examples) and presumably fighting ability (he is not specialized in a non-combative task like Sun-Kwon or Betters).

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* TheBigGuy: Aside from being seemingly the physically biggest hugest guy of the team, he has a few of the traits commonly associated with to the archetype, namely his outgoing personality (albeit of a nastier kind than most examples) and presumably his presumed fighting ability (he is not specialized in a non-combative task like Sun-Kwon or Betters).Betters and was their former point man).



* EyeScream: His eyes are gone in his ghost form. Judging for some bloody trails in his cheeks, he probably lost them while he was still alive.

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* EyeScream: His eyes are gone in his ghost form. Judging for some the bloody trails in on his cheeks, he probably lost them the eyeballs while he was still alive.



** Despite his ghostly subsequent appearances, Jankowski's actual corpse is never found by anyone on the site. WordOfGod is that the player was originally meant to find it, but they decided it was [[NothingIsScarier scarier if he just vanished.]]

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** Despite his ghostly subsequent ghostly appearances, Jankowski's actual corpse is never found by anyone on the site. WordOfGod is that the player was originally meant to find it, but they decided it was [[NothingIsScarier scarier if he just vanished.]]



** In ''F.E.A.R. 2'', the player can find a stitched corpse with no eyes, a shaven head and attire similar to Jankowski's D-12 armor uniform in the underground hospital. Again, it's unknown if it is Spen's corpse and, in that case, if it is meant to be canonically his corpse or just an EasterEgg.
* OffscreenTeleportation: Oddly, after you find Jankowski [[spoiler:as a ghost]], F.E.A.R. command continues to pick up his living signal at random in wildly varying and very distant locations. Betters even wonders how he's getting from place to place so quickly. This phenomenon seems to be meaningless, because they are ''not'' always the same occasions in which you stumble into him, and actually you still see him after the team has stopped picking up his signals altogether.

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** In the underground hospital in ''F.E.A.R. 2'', the player can find a stitched corpse with no eyes, a shaven head and attire similar to Jankowski's D-12 armor uniform in the underground hospital.uniform. Again, it's unknown if it is Spen's corpse and, in that case, if it is meant to be canonically his corpse or just an EasterEgg.
* OffscreenTeleportation: Oddly, after you find Jankowski [[spoiler:as a ghost]], F.E.A.R. command continues to pick up his living signal at random in wildly varying and very distant locations. Betters even wonders how he's getting from place to place so quickly. This phenomenon seems to be meaningless, because they the times F.E.A.R detects him are ''not'' not always the same occasions in which you stumble into him, and you actually you still see him after the team has stopped picking up his signals altogether.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: His fate is to eventually be killed in action and his eyes gouged out, but the killer, whether it was Alma, Paxton Fettel or any of their Replica goons is left mysterious.
* YouCanSeeMe: Inverted example. In ''Perseus Mandate'' vision, Jankowski appears right before the Sergeant in the alley, but he's unable to see him, perhaps due to his lack of eyes; still, he seem to be able to sense the Sergeant's presence, and even says "Is someone there?" before disappearing.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: His fate is to be eventually be killed in action and his eyes gouged out, but the killer, whether it was Alma, Paxton Fettel or any of their Replica goons is left mysterious.
* YouCanSeeMe: Inverted example. In ''Perseus Mandate'' vision, Jankowski appears right before the Sergeant in the alley, but he's Spen is unable to see him, perhaps due to his lack of eyes; still, he seem to be able to sense the Sergeant's presence, and even says "Is someone there?" before disappearing.



-->'''Voiced by:''' Susanna Burney (''F.E.A.R.'') and Creator/KimMalGuest (''F.3.A.R.'')



* AllAsiansKnowMartialArts: Presumably, as she adopts a fighting stance when facing Paxton Fettel's vision in ''Extraction Point''. Then again, her being involved in high-risk military operations would justify her having some defense training.

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* AllAsiansKnowMartialArts: Presumably, as she adopts a fighting stance when unarmed and facing Paxton Fettel's vision in ''Extraction Point''. Then again, her being involved in high-risk military operations would justify her having at least some defense self-defense training.



* FriendlySniper: She was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally]] meant to be one, but it was found that the tight quarters of most of the game's battles precluded a sniper ally (this can still be seen in her gloves with the alternately-colored trigger fingers). Her role was changed to TheMedic and TheCoroner.
* TheHeart: Seems to be the kindest, most humane member of the team.

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* FriendlySniper: She was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally]] meant to be one, but it was found that the tight quarters of most of the game's battles precluded a sniper ally (this ally. Her role was changed to TheMedic and TheCoroner, but her former role can still be seen in her gloves with the alternately-colored trigger fingers). Her role was changed to TheMedic and TheCoroner.
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* TheHeart: Seems to be the kindest, kindest and most humane caring member of the team.



* TeamMom: Mainly towards the Point Man.



* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The leader of the team, and a calm, wise soldier.

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The leader of the team, team and a calm, wise soldier.



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* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: Sans the bald part.



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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: If his lab coat, T-shirt, loose pants and sandals with socks aren't enough convince you, see the quote above for his way of speaking. You can't help but wonder where ATC finds those guys.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: If his lab coat, T-shirt, loose pants and sandals with socks aren't enough convince you, see the quote above for his way of speaking. You can't help but wonder where does ATC finds find those guys.


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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/PeterJessop
31st Jan '18 2:02:04 PM Cieloazul
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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: Even although Fettel controls his soldiers via telepathy, F.E.A.R. is called to carry on what is thought to be just the assassination of an otherwise regular army commander, something an unit specialized in assassins would probably do better than one specialized in ghostbusting. It's only when it's revealed [[spoiler:that the Point Man is his brother and that Alma is in the party]] that it starts making sense that the Senator and Aristide called F.E.A.R. instead of going for people like the Nightcrawlers.
* BadassNormal: They are all regular military and science men who are in task of engaging supernatural forces. [[spoiler:At least, until it's revealed that their point man is a psychic super soldier. Also, at least two of the team's operatives can see apparitions, which is explicitly stated to be outside of the common human traits, not to mention to even turn into them...]]
* EliteArmy: Even although their specialty is not conventional warfare, they are shown to be arguably more elite in this field than established elite forces like the SFOD-D, which is basically their personal RedshirtArmy.

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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: Even although Although Fettel controls his soldiers via telepathy, F.E.A.R. is strangely called to carry on what is thought to be just the assassination of an otherwise regular army commander, something an unit specialized in assassins takedowns would probably do better than one a team specialized in ghostbusting. It's only when it's revealed [[spoiler:that the Point Man is his brother and that Alma is in the party]] that it starts making sense that the Senator and Aristide called F.E.A.R. instead of going for people like the Nightcrawlers.
* BadassNormal: They are all regular military and science men who are in task of engaging supernatural forces. [[spoiler:At least, until it's revealed that their point man is a psychic super soldier. Also, at least two of the team's operatives can see apparitions, which is explicitly stated to be outside of the common human traits, not to mention to they can even turn into them...]]
* EliteArmy: Even although their specialty is not conventional warfare, they are shown to be arguably more elite in this field than established elite forces like the SFOD-D, which is basically their personal RedshirtArmy.
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* MildlyMilitary: The team is officially a part of the United States Army and its shown members seem to be seasoned military men, but it is a very small unit and rather informal in its approach to warfare, working more like a consultant team or even a detective firm.
* NoodleIncident: The incident which caused the F.E.A.R. team to be formed in 2002 is never revealed. The team has clearly found supernatural elements before, considering how little freaked out they seem to be when witnessing some. However, we are never revealed how much experience has the team in affairs like this or any other mission it carried on in its history.

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* MildlyMilitary: Zig-zagged. The team is officially a part of the United States Army and its shown members seem to be are seasoned military men, men who follow the proper hierarchy, but it is a very small unit and rather informal in its approach to warfare, its task, working more like a consultant team or even than a detective firm.
straight military unit.
* MinoredInAsskicking: Even although their specialty is not conventional warfare, they are shown to be arguably more elite in this field than established elite forces like the SFOD-D, which is basically their personal RedshirtArmy.
* NoodleIncident: The incident which caused the F.E.A.R. team to be formed in 2002 is never revealed. explained. The team has clearly found supernatural elements bizarre stuff before, considering judging for how little freaked out nonchalantly they seem take the briefing about a pyschic clone army (with Jankowsky even lamenting outsiders don't take them seriously due to be when witnessing some. However, things like that), but we are never revealed how much experience has the team in affairs like this or informed of any other mission it carried on in its history.by them.
29th Jan '18 9:21:07 PM nombretomado
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* BadassArmy: Beat ''everyone'' in a straight fight, be they [[SuperSoldier Replica]] or [[TheModernDayRambo SFOD-D]]. Tellingly they massacre both the ATC Security and the Delta Force commandos sent into the data facility before the player ever meets them.

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* BadassArmy: Beat ''everyone'' in a straight fight, be they [[SuperSoldier Replica]] or [[TheModernDayRambo [[UsefulNotes/TheModernDayRambo SFOD-D]]. Tellingly they massacre both the ATC Security and the Delta Force commandos sent into the data facility before the player ever meets them.
17th Jan '18 10:49:01 AM smasll_lordvoice
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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: [[spoiler: Averted horrifically in the ending of ''F.E.A.R. 2.'' Alma unambiguously rapes him, and it's one of the most disturbing things in a very frightening game.]]



* DoesNotLikeShoes: Alma is barefoot in her child form, even in flashbacks of her past daily life (granted, they often show her in her grass-covered HappyPlace, so it isn't too weird for her to go unshod), and when she appears as a ghost the trait is completed with FootprintsOfMuck to make a point in creepiness. Averted, however, by her teenage form, who wears black shoes.

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Alma is barefoot in her child form, even in flashbacks of her past daily life (granted, they often show her in her grass-covered HappyPlace, so it isn't too weird for her to go unshod), and when she appears as a ghost the trait is completed with FootprintsOfMuck to make a point in creepiness. Averted, however, by her teenage form, who wears black shoes. Eventually, she stops wearing [[FullFrontalAssault anything else]], either.
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: [[spoiler: Averted with a vengeance. Her rape of Becket is one of the most nauseating things in a very disturbing game.]]
16th Jan '18 8:51:43 PM TinMan
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* IgnoredExpert: He repeatedly tried to stop Genevieve Aristide from reopening the vault containing Alma. Aristide eventually stopped answering his calls, so Harlan's final warning to her and her cronies was to brace for 'the assfuck of the century'. He wasn't kidding.
22nd Nov '17 3:17:12 PM CuddlyNihilist
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* BadassArmy: Beat ''everyone'' in a straight fight, be they [[SuperSoldier Replica]] or [[TheModernDayRambo SFOD-D]]. Tellingly they massacre both the ATC Security and the Delta Force commandos sent into the data facility before the player ever meets them.


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* BadassBaritone: Unlike the higher-pitched Replica, the Nightcrawlers all have '''very''' deep, electronically-modulated voices to highlight just how much of a threat they are.


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* MalevolentMaskedMen: Unlike the rank-and-file Nightcrawlers the Elites wear much lighter, but no less badass facemasks.
22nd Nov '17 1:06:30 PM CuddlyNihilist
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* {{Expy}}: Is basically one-to-one with [[Film/{{Scanners}} Darryl Revok]]. A psychopathic murderer with psychic powers created by a {{MegaCorp}} as part of a shady project who's ultimately [[spoiler: killed by his own brother]].
11th Nov '17 5:43:51 PM Cieloazul
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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: He has the role of a field agent in the game, and his denominations as an ex-NSA "operative" and a "troubleshooter" imply a very action-oriented background. In real life, however, NSA is in task of basically just collection and processing of data and doesn't have operatives in the same way CIA or FBI have.
20th Oct '17 8:28:55 AM Cieloazul
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* {{AFGNCAAP}}: Virtually nothing is known about the Sergeant, unlike the Point Man, whose character is later fleshed out.

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* {{AFGNCAAP}}: Virtually nothing is known AmbiguouslyHuman: A comment by Fettel about the Sergeant, unlike similarities between the Sergeant and the Point Man and a throwaway line by the Nightcrawler Commander labelling him as "another of Betters's tin-men" suggest he is no regular human and is instead somehow related to the Point Man, whose likely a clone of him. Sadly, given the character has been removed from canon, we will never discover the Sarge's true nature (however, to show how much weight he had in the canon, the Point Man's true face in the third game is later fleshed out.''striking'' similar to the Sergeant's face model in this game's files, lending credibility to the clone theory).



* CloningBlues: Implied. A comment by Fettel about the similarities the Sergeant and the Point Man and a throwaway line by the Nightcrawler Commander labelling him as "another of Betters's tin-men" seem to suggest that he is a clone of the Point Man. Sadly, given the character has been removed from canon, we will never discover the Sarge's true nature (however, to show how much weight he had in the canon, the Point Man's true face in the third game is ''striking'' similar to the Sergeant's face model in this game's files).



* FeaturelessProtagonist: Virtually nothing is known about the Sergeant, unlike the Point Man, whose character is later fleshed out.



* DoesNotLikeShoes: Alma is barefoot in her child form, even in flashbacks of her past life. As they often show her in her grass-grounded HappyPlace, it isn't too weird for her to go shoeless. When she appears as a ghost, however, the trait is completed with FootprintsOfMuck to make a point in creepiness.

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Alma is barefoot in her child form, even in flashbacks of her past life. As daily life (granted, they often show her in her grass-grounded grass-covered HappyPlace, so it isn't too weird for her to go shoeless. When unshod), and when she appears as a ghost, however, ghost the trait is completed with FootprintsOfMuck to make a point in creepiness.creepiness. Averted, however, by her teenage form, who wears black shoes.



* GodivaHair: Her seductive form has her long, dark hair covering her breasts - presumably out of preference rather than modesty, since it covers nothing else. Her corpse is the same, but lacks sexual appeal. In both cases, there's a reason her hair doesn't swing around and reveal anything - she's soaked in water.

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* GodivaHair: Her seductive form has adult forms have her long, dark hair covering her breasts - presumably out of preference fortuituously rather than out of modesty, since it covers nothing else. Her corpse is Unlike many examples of the same, but lacks sexual appeal. In both cases, trope, there's a reason her hair doesn't swing around and reveal anything - she's soaked in water.



* TheOphelia: Alma appears to have many Ophelia-esque aspects, particularly in ''F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin''. She is shown singing in several hallucinations, and in the prequel videos she dances around a doctor who she's been gleefully mindraping. Water shows up often in her hallucinations, which makes sense, as, like Ophelia, she died by drowning (in her case, in amniotic fluid). And her hair in her "child" form tends to be wild and frazzled.

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* TheOphelia: Alma appears to have many Ophelia-esque aspects, particularly in ''F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin''. She is shown singing in several hallucinations, and in the prequel videos she dances around a doctor who she's been gleefully mindraping. Water shows up often in her hallucinations, which makes sense, as, like Ophelia, she died by drowning (in her case, in amniotic fluid). And Also, her hair in her "child" form tends to be wild and frazzled.



* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Aside from the usual powers of teleportation and laughing off physics, she is perfectly capable of [[MindRape mind-raping people into gibbering madness]], flash-liquefying their flesh and leaving their skeletons behind, creating numerous [[PeoplePuppets psychic abominations]] and paranormal entities and [[spoiler: raping a player character to ''successfully'' bear his child, which seems like an entirely corporeal infant.]]

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* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Aside from the usual powers of teleportation and laughing off physics, she is perfectly capable of [[MindRape mind-raping people into gibbering madness]], flash-liquefying their flesh and leaving their skeletons behind, creating numerous [[PeoplePuppets psychic abominations]] and paranormal entities and [[spoiler: raping a player character to ''successfully'' bear his child, which seems like to be an entirely corporeal infant.]]



* RealityWarper: She's a very powerful psychic.

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* RealityWarper: She's Comes apparently with being a very powerful psychic.psychic in this series.



* AwesomeMcCoolname: "Paxton" is a very uncommon name, and "Fettel" is apparently made up, but they together sound quite imposing.

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* AwesomeMcCoolname: "Paxton" is a very uncommon name, and name or surname in real life, while "Fettel" is apparently made up, but they together sound quite imposing.


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* HellBentForLeather: His sugnature red and black leather jacket.
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