History Characters / FirstEncounterAssaultRecon

25th Sep '16 4:58:21 PM Gitman
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* {{AFGNCAAP}}: For most of the first game. Averted in the third, when he has a face of his very own.


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* FeaturelessProtagonist: For most of the first game. Averted in the third, when he has a face of his very own.
25th Sep '16 4:55:53 PM Gitman
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** "Almah" is also Hebrew for "young woman". As in Isaiah 7:14, "The young woman [almah] will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel."
8th Sep '16 9:42:48 AM Cieloazul
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* CloningBlues: Implied, mostly by 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". Sadly, given the character has been removed from canon, we will never discover the Sarge's true nature.
* {{Expy}}: Of the Point Man, hence his abilities and overall personality.

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* CloningBlues: Implied, mostly by a 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". 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.
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).
* {{Expy}}: Of Both out and in-universe, of the Point Man, hence his abilities and overall personality.



* 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 Nigthcrawlers.



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Wears gawdy clothes and often behaves ilogically, like trying to hide behind a minuscule plantpot or crawl through a narrow ventilation shaft, being the obese guy he is.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Wears gawdy clothes and often behaves ilogically, like trying to hide behind a minuscule plantpot or crawl through a narrow ventilation shaft, shaft being the obese guy he is.



!!The Nightcrawlers
Senator David Hoyle wanted to a little shoplifting for Armacham's data and DNA samples of Paxton Fettel and Alma, so he gets these men and ex-NSA operative Gavin Morrison to do the work. A combination of brains and brawn, these guys outclass everyone in a straight fight, including the SuperSoldier Replicas. A radio debriefing from Captain Raynes indicates that the whereabouts of the Nightcrawlers, "a permanent free-standing army", is a closely-guarded secret. The Nightcrawlers communicate in a very dull, calm, collected tone, which suggests that they're seasoned professionals who don't let [[PrimalFear certain emotions]] to get in the way of their job. Some of them seem to have superhuman reflexes that rival the Point Man's and the Sergeant's.

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!!The Nightcrawlers
!!'''Gavin Morrison'''
Senator David Hoyle wanted to a little shoplifting for Armacham's data and DNA samples of Paxton Fettel and Alma, so he gets these men and ex-NSA operative Gavin Morrison and the Nightcrawlers to do the work. work.

* NonActionGuy: Although early drafts show him carrying a gun, he is unarmed and solidly non-combatant through the game.
* NoodleIncident: His "cowboy attitude" and the scandal which got him fired from the NSA are unspecified.

!!'''The Nightcrawlers'''
A combination of brains and brawn, these guys outclass everyone in a straight fight, including the SuperSoldier Replicas. A radio debriefing from Captain Raynes indicates that the whereabouts of the Nightcrawlers, "a permanent free-standing army", is a closely-guarded secret. The Nightcrawlers communicate in a very dull, calm, collected tone, which suggests that they're seasoned professionals who don't let [[PrimalFear certain emotions]] to get in the way of their job. Some of them seem to have superhuman reflexes that rival the Point Man's and the Sergeant's.






* EliteMooks: They can't be called [[SuperSoldier super soldier clones]] like the Replicas because there's no explicit statement about it, so this is the best you can make of them.
* {{Expy}}: Of the Replicas, except smarter and tougher. The lighter regular is a few HitPoints stronger than its Replica counterpart.

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* EliteMooks: They can't be called [[SuperSoldier super soldier clones]] like the Replicas because there's no explicit statement about it, so this is the best you can make of them.
* {{Expy}}: Of the Replicas, except
them. They are smarter and tougher. The ''and'' tougher, with the lighter regular is a few HitPoints stronger than its Replica counterpart.
8th Sep '16 9:26:27 AM Cieloazul
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** {{Woolseyism}}: In Spain, the name was changed to the language translation of "Assault & Reconnaissance Elite Force" in order to keep the "F.E.A.R." acronym.

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** {{Woolseyism}}: In Spain, the name was changed to the language translation of "Assault & and Reconnaissance Elite Force" in order to keep the "F.E.A.R." acronym.



* NoodleIncident: Probably in its very foundation, F.E.A.R. 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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* NoodleIncident: Probably in its very foundation, 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.



!!'''Captain David Raynes'''
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The leader of the team, and a calm, wise soldier.
* BadassBaritone: In the Spanish dubbing, his voice is ''very'' deep.
* TheCaptain: Literally.
* DissonantSerenity: He is incredibly biasé about the rather horrible events he has to go through. Dialogue between Chen and him hints that they have a career in the F.E.A.R. team and have [[SeenItAll probably seen a lot of things.]]
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: Takes over this role from Betters following the explosion when the team loses contact with him.



->''I remember taking my kids on a tour of the place last summer.''



!!'''Captain David Raynes'''
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The leader of the team, and a calm, wise soldier.
* BadassBaritone: In the Spanish dubbing, his voice is ''very'' deep.
* TheCaptain: Literally.
* DissonantSerenity: He is incredibly biasé about the rather horrible events he has to go through. Dialogue between Chen and him hints that they have a career in the F.E.A.R. team and have [[SeenItAll probably seen a lot of things.]]
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: Takes over this role from Betters following the explosion when the team loses contact with him.
3rd Sep '16 8:39:43 PM Cieloazul
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* GuyInBack: He rarely leaves the F.E.A.R. headquarters. His only instances are in their first takedown attempt of Fettel, in which he deploys the Point Man on the battlefield from a car, and when launching the second F.E.A.R. team, which is personally briefed by him in the C-130 they are going to parachute from.



* EyeScream: His eyes are gone in his ghost form.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He is repeteadly skeptical and distrustful towards the Point Man, considering him to be both unfit for the task and an unsettling dude, but after [[spoiler:being turned into a ghost]] he makes his best effort to warn him about Alma.

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* EyeScream: His eyes are gone in his ghost form.
form. Judging for some bloody trails in his cheeks, he probably lost them while he was still alive.
* IcyBlueEyes: Until he loses them.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He is repeteadly skeptical and distrustful hostile towards the Point Man, considering him to be both unfit for the task and an unsettling dude, but after [[spoiler:being turned into a ghost]] he makes his best effort to warn him about Alma.



-->''I'm not Alice Wade.''

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-->''I'm not Alice Wade.-->''Almost complete liquefaction. Maybe a chemical agent? This is going to take some time.''


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* LimitedWardrobe: Subverted. She is the only character who gets a new outfit in the third game, ditching her D-12 armor for work clothes.


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* SuperSenses: In the game's first draft, she was going to be a psychic able to hear enemies from away, but it was scrapped.
3rd Sep '16 8:25:59 PM Cieloazul
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* 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, a pair of the team's operatives seem to have]]

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* 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, a pair at least two of the team's operatives seem can see apparitions, which is explicitly stated to have]]be outside of the common human traits, not to mention to even turn into them...]]



* 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: Probably in its very foundation, F.E.A.R. 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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* SendInTheSearchTeam: They end up being the search team an awful number of times.


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* CommunicationsOfficer: Serves as this.


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* TheCaptain: Literally.


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* DemolitionsExpert: In charge of blowing things up and/or defusing them.


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* {{Psychometry}}: In the first drafts of the game, he was going to be an official F.E.A.R. member who had the ability to pick up objects and get impressions about their owners. The final version of his character is a regular human, though he is interestingly able to see Alma, which means he still has some psychic potential.
3rd Sep '16 8:06:35 PM Cieloazul
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* 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, a pair of the team's operatives seem to have]]
* 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.
* FunWithAcronyms: '''F'''irst '''E'''ncounter '''A'''ssault '''R'''econ. The guy who named the unit during its foundation surely wanted its future members to realize what they were going to get into.
** {{Woolseyism}}: In Spain, the name was changed to the language translation of "Assault & Reconnaissance Elite Force" in order to keep the "F.E.A.R." acronym.
* ParanormalInvestigation: Their task.



* AllAsiansKnowMartialArts: Presumably, as she adopts a combat stance when facing Paxton Fettel's vision in ''Extraction Point''.

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* AllAsiansKnowMartialArts: Presumably, as she adopts a combat fighting stance when facing Paxton Fettel's vision in ''Extraction Point''.


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* RavenHairIvorySkin: As she is Asian.


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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The leader of the team, and a calm, wise soldier.
* BadassBaritone: In the Spanish dubbing, his voice is ''very'' deep.
* DissonantSerenity: He is incredibly biasé about the rather horrible events he has to go through. Dialogue between Chen and him hints that they have a career in the F.E.A.R. team and have [[SeenItAll probably seen a lot of things.]]
1st Sep '16 5:05:31 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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--> '''Harlan Wade:''' [[GenreSavvy It is the way of men to make monsters.]] [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters And it is the nature of monsters to destroy their makers.]]

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--> '''Harlan Wade:''' [[GenreSavvy It is the way of men to make monsters.]] monsters. [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters And it is the nature of monsters to destroy their makers.]]



* GenreSavvy: Adapts to the shift from "special operations extraction" to "supernatural end-of-the-world horror" with remarkable speed. At the end of the game, she even openly worries that Alma will use the "turns your worst fears against you" trick.
28th Aug '16 11:40:23 AM Cieloazul
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* NeverFoundTheBody: 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.]] Oddly, F.E.A.R. command continues to pick up his signal, though it appears and disappears at random in wildly varying locations.
* NonQuiteDead: After his disappearance, he appears to the Point Man several times [[spoiler:as a ghost]], but Betters insists that Jankowski's life signs on his screen are "a little unusual, but definitely alive," an oddity is never explained.
* OffscreenTeleportation: Even after you find him [[spoiler:as a ghost]], Betters picks his signal in random and very distant places.

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* NeverFoundTheBody: NeverFoundTheBody:
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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.]] Oddly, F.]]
** Possibly averted in the now non-canonical ''Perseus Mandate'', in which the Sergeant has a ghostly vision of Jankowski wandering into an alley where a a very bloody corpse is traced. It's unknown if it is meant to be his body, which would open new questions (for example, as told in Offscreen Teleportation below, how did he come to that place).
** In ''F.
E.A.R. command continues 2'', the player can find in the underground hospital a stitched corpse with no eyes, a shaven head and an attire similar to pick up Jankowski's D-12 armor uniform. Again, it's unknown if it is Spen's corpse and, in that case, if it is meant to be canonically his signal, though it appears and disappears at random in wildly varying locations.
corpse or just an EasterEgg.
* NonQuiteDead: After his disappearance, he appears to the Point Man several times [[spoiler:as a ghost]], but Betters insists that Jankowski's life signs on his screen are "a little unusual, but definitely alive," an oddity is never explained.
alive."
* OffscreenTeleportation: Even Oddly, after you find him Jankowski [[spoiler:as a ghost]], Betters picks F.E.A.R. command continues to pick up his living signal in at random in wildly varying and very distant places.locations. Betters even wonders how in the heaven he moves so away. This phenom 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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* YouCanSeeMe: Inverted example. In the mentioned ''Perseus Mandate'' vision, Jankowski appears right before the Sergeant in the alley, but he 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 utters "Is someone there?" before disappearing.



* CameraFiend: As the team's analyst and forensics expert, Jin is never seen without her camera.

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* CameraFiend: As the team's analyst and forensics expert, Jin is never seen without her hand camera.



* TheHeart: Seems to be the kindest, most humanitary member of the team.



* NiceGirl: With a bit of DeadpanSnarker, opining the reason Jankowski feels the Point Man is 'looking right through' him is because Jankowski is one-dimensional. She defends the Point Man's usefulness to the team and is always concerned for his well-being.

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* NiceGirl: With a bit of DeadpanSnarker, opining the reason Jankowski feels the Point Man is 'looking "looking right through' through" him is because Jankowski is one-dimensional. She defends the Point Man's usefulness to the team and is always concerned for his well-being.


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* TheAce: Is skilled in combat, forensics, and technical expertise.
28th Aug '16 11:02:25 AM Cieloazul
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* [[spoiler: DemonicPossession]]: When [[spoiler: Fettel possesses him to gain access to his memories.]]
* [[spoiler:DidYouJustRomanceCthulhu: [[SubvertedTrope subverted]]. [[HumanoidAbomination Alma]] ''rapes him'' at the end of the game after being his AxCrazy StalkerWithACrush throughout the game.]]

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* [[spoiler: DemonicPossession]]: DemonicPossession: When [[spoiler: Fettel possesses him to gain access to his memories.]]
* [[spoiler:DidYouJustRomanceCthulhu: [[SubvertedTrope DidYouJustRomanceCthulhu: [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope subverted]]. [[HumanoidAbomination Alma]] ''rapes him'' at the end of the game after being his AxCrazy StalkerWithACrush throughout the game.]]



* [[spoiler:RapeAsDrama]]: [[spoiler:He's on the receiving end - by ''Alma''. This is not played as anything but awful and traumatic.]]

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* [[spoiler:RapeAsDrama]]: RapeAsDrama: [[spoiler:He's on the receiving end - by ''Alma''. This is not played as anything but awful and traumatic.]]



* [[spoiler:WillingChanneler: He allows himself to become possessed by Fettel's ghost, overwriting whatever independent will he had and essentially bringing Fettel back to life. At least in that continuity.]]

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* [[spoiler:WillingChanneler: He WillingChanneler: [[spoiler:He allows himself to become possessed by Fettel's ghost, overwriting whatever independent will he had and essentially bringing Fettel back to life. At least in that continuity.]]



* [[spoiler:TheUnfought: Understandable, since she has no combat or psychic ability whatsoever.]]


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* [[spoiler:TheUnfought: Understandable, TheUnfought: [[spoiler:Understandable, since she has no combat or psychic ability whatsoever.]]




* [[spoiler:YourHeadAsplode: He loses his head to a blast from [[HoistByTheirOwnPetard his own]] shotgun.]]


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* [[spoiler:YourHeadAsplode: He YourHeadAsplode: [[spoiler:He loses his head to a blast from [[HoistByTheirOwnPetard his own]] shotgun.]]




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



* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: He appears in person at the very beginning of the game, drives you to Auburn and is not seen in person since... unless you count the expansion ''Perseus Mandate'', where he briefs the second team in-person.
* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened To The Field Coordinator?]]: He does not appear in the second or third games despite being presumably alive and active at that time.

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* TheSmartGuy: He is the brains behind the team.
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: He appears in person at the very beginning of the game, drives you to Auburn and is not seen in person since... unless since (unless you count the expansion ''Perseus Mandate'', where he briefs the second team in-person.
in person).
* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened To The Field Coordinator?]]: WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He does not appear in the second or third games despite being presumably alive and active at that time.



* BaldOfAwesome: Has his head shaven.
* 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 darker kind than most examples) and presumible fighting ability (he is not specialized in a non-combative task like Sun-Kwon or Betters).



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He is repeteadly skeptical and distrustful towards the Point Man, considering him to be both unfit for the task and an unsettling dude, but after [[spoiler:being turned into a ghost]] he makes his best effort to warn him about Alma.



* NonQuiteDead: After his disappearance, he appears to the Point Man several times [[spoiler:as a ghost]], but Betters insists that Jankowski's life signs on his screen are "a little unusual, but definitely alive," an oddity is never explained.
* OffscreenTeleportation: Even after you find him [[spoiler:as a ghost]], Betters picks his signal in random and very distant places.
* RetiredHero: He was the team's previous point man.



* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened To The Lieutenant?]]: 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.

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* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened To The Lieutenant?]]: 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.
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