History Characters / GearsOfWarCoalitionOfOrderedGovernments

4th Sep '16 9:22:41 PM TheCuza
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* ColonelBadass: His signature Boltok pistol was pried from the hands of the first Drone he killed. [[spoiler:When the Locust infiltrate the courthouse, he kills every single Locust soldier that Kilo Squad missed.]]

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* ColonelBadass: His signature Boltok pistol Pistol was pried from the hands of the first Drone he killed. [[spoiler:When the Locust infiltrate the courthouse, he kills every single Locust soldier that Kilo Squad missed.]]


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* {{Hypocrite}}: Berates Kilo Squad for discarding their empty Lancers for Hammerbursts as Gears are not allowed to use enemy weaponry. He exclusively uses a Boltok Pistol.
12th Jul '16 2:11:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* BritishAccents
12th Jul '16 2:10:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: He fights against the Lambent invading the ''Sovereign'' armed with nothing but a Snub pistol and without backup, while not losing his calm, collected manner.



* HandicappedBadass: He was regarded as one of the best and most {{Badass}} up-and-coming officers before he lost his legs.

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* HandicappedBadass: He was regarded as one of the best and most {{Badass}} badass up-and-coming officers before he lost his legs.



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* {{Badass}}: Manages to escape the Locust prison while deathly ill and fight his way back to the surface, even managing to reach Jacinto City.



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** HandicappedBadass: He lost an eye at some point.



* HandicappedBadass: He lost an eye at some point.



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12th Jul '16 2:09:43 AM Morgenthaler
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10th Jul '16 8:36:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedHeadedHeroine



* RedHeadedHeroine
23rd Feb '16 5:33:06 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* AFatherToHisMen

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* AFatherToHisMenAFatherToHisMen: Particularly Dom, who along with Marcus and Bernie are the only survivors of 26 RTI's battle at Aspho Field.



* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Hoffman's in charge of the COG military because he's the highest ranking officer that was tough enough to survive against the Locust.
** [[spoiler:Also because several other higher-ranking officers had their deaths faked and were sent to Azura. Hoffman was not selected to be sent away because Prescott knew he would never agree to it and because he beleived Hoffman was the best choice to defeat the Locust.]]

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* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Hoffman's in charge of the COG military because he's the highest ranking officer that was tough enough to survive against the Locust.
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Locust. [[spoiler:Also because several other higher-ranking officers had their deaths faked and were sent to Azura. Hoffman was not selected to be sent away because Prescott knew he would never agree to it and because he beleived Hoffman was the best choice to defeat the Locust.]]



** ColonelBadass



* TheChainsOfCommanding

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* TheChainsOfCommandingBrutalHonesty: Despises liars in general, possibly due to his faking a surrender at Anvil Gate(a lie). When he tells you something, it's the truth as far as he knows it. This is one reason why Prescott keeps him in the dark for so long, because he knows Hoffman wouldn't react well to the truth and also wouldn't hesitate to tell anyone. Lampshaded by Trescu, who tells one of his men that Hoffman knows the truth's "power to shock".
* TheChainsOfCommanding: His actions and thoughts make it clear on more than one occasion that he wishes he was still just a frontline soldier, though he is self-aware enough to acknowledge that if he wasn't in command, things would go a lot worse.
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* GoodIsNotNice
* GrumpyOldMan

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* GoodIsNotNice
GoodIsNotNice: He's one of the most straight-up heroes in Sera, but when push comes to shove, he'll activate an orbital laser grid or execute one of his own people for theft.
* GrumpyOldManGrumpyOldMan: A lot of this seems to be a facade, as he's noticeably more laid-back with people he knows well.



* TheMcCoy

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* TheMcCoyTheMcCoy: Is grumpy and snarky next to Trescu's cool and logical TheSpock and Michaelson's raffish TheKirk.



* MyGreatestFailure: Not stopping his wife from trying to rescue her sister in an area that would be hit by the [[KillSat Hammer of Dawn counterattack]].
** In addition, he as a lesser one in [[spoiler: deliberately trying to leave Marcus Fenix to die in the prison Marcus was rescued from in ''Gears Of War 1''.]]

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* MyGreatestFailure: Not stopping his wife from trying to rescue her sister in an area that would be hit by the [[KillSat Hammer of Dawn counterattack]].
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counterattack]]. In addition, he as a lesser one in [[spoiler: deliberately trying to leave Marcus Fenix to die in the prison Marcus was rescued from in ''Gears Of War 1''.]]



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Most of the time.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Most of the time. His memories even note that he would have forgiven Marcus for decking him during the Battle of Ephyra, but he couldn't overlook Marcus' other mistakes in that instance(commandeering a helicopter, endangering the lives of his squadmates, and causing the loss of Ephyra because he had part of the Hammer's targeting laser with him when he left).



* BrassBalls: When it became obvious that there was no way to beat the Locust with conventional warfare, he decided to use the entire Hammer of Dawn system to destroy as much of Sera's infrastructure as possible, while unfortunately also killing tens of millions of people. Though two keys had to be used to release the safety locks on the system, Prescott stepped up and pushed the activation button himself, reasoning that since it was his idea, it was his responsibility to carry it out. Brass balls, indeed.

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* BrassBalls: When it became obvious that there was no way to beat the Locust with conventional warfare, he decided to use the entire Hammer of Dawn system to destroy as much of Sera's infrastructure as possible, while unfortunately also killing tens of millions of people. Though two three keys had to be used to release the safety locks on the system, Prescott stepped up and pushed the activation button himself, reasoning that since it was his idea, it was his responsibility to carry it out. Brass balls, indeed.



* IDidWhatIHadToDo: One of his defining character traits. He hates himself for ordering the Hammer counterstrikes as well as many other decisions he's made since E-Day, but believes them all to have been absolutely necessary for humanity to survive. And he has a point, using the Hammer of Dawn bought the COG 15 more years to battle the Locust, when at that point, it was going to be a matter of ''weeks'' before a complete Locust victory. While Marcus can't stand the guy and the things he did, even he had to admit there were some logic to it, however morally shady it may have been. Of course, then there was Azura, which... well, it's best you see for yourself.



* IDidWhatIHadToDo: One of his defining character traits. He hates himself for ordering the Hammer counterstrikes as well as many other decisions he's made since E-Day, but believes them all to have been absolutely necessary for humanity to survive. While Marcus can't stand the guy and the things he did, even he had to admit there were some logic to it, however morally shady it may have been. Of course, then there was Azura, which... well, it's best you see for yourself.
22nd Nov '15 1:57:55 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* MoralEventHorizon: When he ordered the Hammer strikes to destroy the Locust, all while sacrificing millions of survivors with it certainly was the first time he crossed it. However, it's when he apparently deserts the COG after the loss of Jacinto that he becomes villified in the eyes of those who remained.
11th Sep '15 10:27:30 AM Steam_Lord
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* PrinciplesOverPromotion: He was '''not''' happy when the Pesang commando Bai Tak, who'd served with him for years, was denied a posthumous Embry Star after dying at Aspho Fields(the reason being that Pesang was only an ally and not an integrated member of the COG). When Hoffman accepted ''his'' award, he threw this hypocrisy back in the chairman's face, knowing it would mean he'd never be promoted again. Then he went home and sent Tak's widow a check and his own medal with instructions to hock it and use the money to support herself and her children.

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* PrinciplesOverPromotion: He was '''not''' happy when the Pesang commando Bai Tak, who'd served with him for years, was denied a posthumous Embry Star after dying at Aspho Fields(the Fields (the reason being that Pesang was only an ally and not an integrated member of the COG). When Hoffman accepted ''his'' award, he threw this hypocrisy back in the chairman's face, knowing it would mean he'd never be promoted again. Then he went home and sent Tak's widow a check and his own medal with instructions to hock it and use the money to support herself and her children.
11th Sep '15 10:25:57 AM Steam_Lord
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* DirtyCommunists / ThoseWackyNazis: The COG takes many elements from both. It's pretty much an idealized(which is to say, impossible) version of fascism.

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* DirtyCommunists / ThoseWackyNazis: The COG takes many elements from both. It's pretty much an idealized(which idealized (which is to say, impossible) version of fascism.
22nd Jan '15 12:37:52 AM ACondomFullOfCrisco
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** In addition, he as a lesser one in [[spoiler: deliberately trying to leave Marcus Fenix to die in the prison Marcus was rescued from in ''Gears Of War 1''.]]
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