History Characters / InFamous

16th Nov '16 1:43:45 AM DienShihGeng
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* AntiVillain: He's a WellIntentionedExtremist. Yes, he needs to be stopped, but he doesn't even want to do what he's doing. He just feels [[DirtyBusiness he has to]].

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* AntiVillain: He's a WellIntentionedExtremist. Yes, he needs to be stopped, but he doesn't even know want to do what he's doing. He just feels [[DirtyBusiness he has to]].
18th Sep '16 1:27:34 PM ErebusElysium
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Established and organised by Joseph Bertrand, the Militia has been in control of New Marais ever since the Corrupted began attacking the city. Ostensibly in place to restore and preserve order until government assistance can arrive, the Militia are extremely repressive towards the citizens -- especially Conduits, who Bertrand has declared war on.

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Established and organised organized by Joseph Bertrand, the Militia has been in control of New Marais ever since the Corrupted began attacking the city. Ostensibly in place to restore and preserve order until government assistance can arrive, the Militia are extremely repressive towards the citizens -- especially Conduits, who Bertrand has declared war on.



%%* {{Corrupt Hick}}s

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%%* {{Corrupt Hick}}s* CapeBusters: While originally made to defend New Marais against swamp monsters, the Militia also have a particular distaste towards Conduits, putting Cole on their "shoot-to-kill" list.
* [[CorruptHick Corrupt Hicks]]



** Though it is worth noting that shooting the nuke does ''not'' actually carry a risk of it detonating. The worst that could happen is the mechanism being damaged, hence making it a dud.

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** [[ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics Though it is worth noting that shooting the nuke does ''not'' actually carry a risk of it detonating. The worst that could happen is the mechanism being damaged, hence making it a dud.dud]].



* TransformationSequence: Revealed to be a [[spoiler:Painful Transformation at their creator's hands.]]

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* TransformationSequence: Revealed to be a [[spoiler:Painful Transformation [[spoiler:painful transformation at their creator's hands.]]
11th Sep '16 9:36:50 AM AHI-3000
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* DeepSouth: Implied to be from there by his accent. Though after he and Cole move to New Marais, he cracks a few redneck jokes.



* FatComicRelief: He's overweight and cracks a lot of jokes.



* OohMeAccentsSlipping: He occasionally drops his Southern Accent.
%%* PluckyComicRelief

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: He occasionally drops his Southern Accent.
%%* PluckyComicRelief
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* BrokenPedestal: She ditches Cole when the Voice of Survival's MaliciousSlander leads her to believe that he caused the Blast which killed her sister. Good players can slowly repair the pedestal, whereas evil players can break it further and further until Trish [[spoiler: dies cursing Cole's name]]

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* BrokenPedestal: She ditches Cole when the Voice of Survival's MaliciousSlander leads her to believe that he caused the Blast which killed her sister. Good players can slowly repair the pedestal, whereas evil players can break it further and further until Trish [[spoiler: dies [[spoiler:dies cursing Cole's name]]name]].



* WhatTheHellHero: Gives a ton of these if you choose the Evil path and you absolutely deserve it.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Gives a ton of these if you choose the Evil path path, and you absolutely deserve it.



* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: Moya is not above threatening Cole with either his death or the destruction of Empire City. Cole gets increasingly annoyed with her over the course of the game. [[spoiler: Also, she only told you John White was her husband to appear sympathetic.]]

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* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: ManipulativeBitch: Moya is not above threatening Cole with either his death or the destruction of Empire City. Cole gets increasingly annoyed with her over the course of the game. [[spoiler: Also, [[spoiler:Also, she only told you John White was her husband to appear sympathetic.]]



* WellIntentionedExtremist: She claims she serves the greater good.

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: She claims she serves the greater good. Cole doubts this.
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** Throughout Infamous 2, quite a few people know him as the "Demon of Empire City." [[spoiler: In ''Infamous: Second Son'', the Department of Unified Protection have ensured that Cole went down in history as a villain to cement their Super Registration Act.]]

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** Throughout Infamous 2, quite a few people know him as the "Demon of Empire City." [[spoiler: In ''Infamous: Second Son'', the Department of Unified Protection have ensured that Cole went down in history as a villain to cement their Super Registration Act.SuperRegistrationAct.]]
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* RegeneratingHealth: Cole's HealingFactor allows him to recover from ''gunshot wounds'' by walking around for about ten to fifteen seconds or absorbing a nearby source of electricity.



* RidiculouslyAverageGuy: What Cole was before the whole thing started, by WordOfGod, and a few mentions in the game.
-->'''Kessler:''' Your mother is ashamed of you, she lies, tells people you're a teacher. No one respects a ''bike messenger.''



* ShockAndAwe: Has electrical superpowers.



* RegeneratingHealth: Cole's HealingFactor allows him to recover from ''gunshot wounds'' by walking around for about ten to fifteen seconds or absorbing a nearby source of electricity.
* RidiculouslyAverageGuy: What Cole was before the whole thing started, by WordOfGod, and a few mentions in the game.
-->'''Kessler:''' Your mother is ashamed of you, she lies, tells people you're a teacher. No one respects a ''bike messenger.''
* ShockAndAwe: Has electrical superpowers.
7th Sep '16 8:27:38 PM 43110
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* DeepSouth: He clearly exhibits many of the stereotypes of Southern men; he's a hetero-normative Christian crusader, out to smite those who question his morality and values in the name of his Confederate fore-fathers.

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* DeepSouth: He clearly exhibits many of the stereotypes of Southern men; he's a hetero-normative [[FantasticRacism conduit-hating]] Christian crusader, out to smite those who question his morality and values in the name of his Confederate fore-fathers.
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** [[spoiler:Taken UpToEleven in the Evil ending of the second game, as he can now destroy whole armies ''with a single thought'' as the new Beast.]]

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** [[spoiler:Taken Taken UpToEleven in the Evil ending of the second game, as [[spoiler:as he can now destroy whole armies ''with a single thought'' as the new Beast.]]



* PsychopathicManchild: If he's on the Evil path, where he sees the whole city as his own personal play pen to do whatever the hell he wants, regardless of the innocent civilians caught in the crossfire.


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* PsychopathicManchild: He sees the whole city as his own personal play pen to do whatever the hell he wants, regardless of the innocent civilians caught in the crossfire.
5th Sep '16 12:03:31 AM Eagal
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** EmpoweredBadassNormal: ...who, after the Ray Sphere blast, gains [[ShockAndAwe lightning superpowers]].



* BlowYouAway: Can use his powers to create a miniature tornado.



* TheCameo[=/=]GuestFighter: In ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken''.

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* TheCameo[=/=]GuestFighter: TheCameo: In ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken''.''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken''.
* ChainLightning: Cole's upgraded basic electric attack and Evil Cole's Arc Lightning can jump to multiple targets when used.



* ElementalPowers
** ShockAndAwe: Has electrical superpowers.
*** LightningCanDoAnything: He can use electricity to form shields, missiles, grenades, [[SelectiveMagnetism magnetic fields]], [[PowerOfTheStorm control the weather]], and dozens of other things.
*** ChainLightning: Cole's upgraded basic electric attack and Evil Cole's Arc Lightning can jump to multiple targets when used.
** PowerOfTheStorm: Can control storm clouds and lightning strikes.
*** ElectricSlide: Cole can grind along train tracks or power lines to get around the city.
*** BlowYouAway: Can use his powers to create a miniature tornado.
** FireIceLightning: Can add [[AnIcePerson ice]] or [[PlayingWithFire fire]] to his [[ShockAndAwe lightning powers]] in ''VideoGame/{{Infamous 2}}''.
* {{Expy}}: With his LeParkour movement animations and the flow of the waypoint-centric gameplay, Cole comes off a lot like Sucker Punch's previous hero, Franchise/SlyCooper.

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* ElementalPowers
** ShockAndAwe: Has electrical superpowers.
*** LightningCanDoAnything: He can use electricity to form shields, missiles, grenades, [[SelectiveMagnetism magnetic fields]], [[PowerOfTheStorm control the weather]], and dozens of other things.
*** ChainLightning: Cole's upgraded basic electric attack and Evil Cole's Arc Lightning can jump to multiple targets when used.
** PowerOfTheStorm: Can control storm clouds and lightning strikes.
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ElectricSlide: Cole can grind along train tracks or power lines to get around the city.
*** BlowYouAway: Can use his powers to create a miniature tornado.
** FireIceLightning: Can add [[AnIcePerson ice]] or [[PlayingWithFire fire]] to his
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: After the Ray Sphere blast, he gains [[ShockAndAwe lightning powers]] in ''VideoGame/{{Infamous 2}}''.
* {{Expy}}: With his LeParkour movement animations and the flow of the waypoint-centric gameplay, Cole comes off a lot like Sucker Punch's previous hero, Franchise/SlyCooper.
superpowers]].



* FireIceLightning: Can add [[AnIcePerson ice]] or [[PlayingWithFire fire]] to his [[ShockAndAwe lightning powers]] in ''VideoGame/{{Infamous 2}}''.



** One way to think of it is, he's not the man in the bathtub with the toaster... he's the toaster.
** WeaksauceWeakness: The first game takes place on a small island chain, the second in swampy Louisiana, so there's deadly water ''everywhere''.



* LightningCanDoAnything: He can use electricity to form shields, missiles, grenades, [[SelectiveMagnetism magnetic fields]], [[PowerOfTheStorm control the weather]], and dozens of other things.



** PsychopathicManchild: If he's on the Evil path, where he sees the whole city as his own personal play pen to do whatever the hell he wants, regardless of the innocent civilians caught in the crossfire.



* PowerOfTheStorm: He can control storm clouds and lightning strikes.



* PsychopathicManchild: If he's on the Evil path, where he sees the whole city as his own personal play pen to do whatever the hell he wants, regardless of the innocent civilians caught in the crossfire.



* ShockAndAwe: Has electrical superpowers.



* WeaksauceWeakness: Water.



* BerserkButton: See BewareTheNiceOnes

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* BerserkButton: See BewareTheNiceOnes%%* BerserkButton



* GoodIsNotNice / JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Especially in the first game. He's in a very grumpy and sour mood most of the time, but is still willing to protect innocent people, and also to sacrifice himself for their sake.

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* GoodIsNotNice / JerkWithAHeartOfGold: GoodIsNotNice: Especially in the first game. He's in a very grumpy and sour mood most of the time, but is still willing to protect innocent people, and also to sacrifice himself for their sake.



* HurtingHero: [[spoiler:In the good ending.]]

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* HurtingHero: [[spoiler:In In the good ending.]]



* TheLastDance: [[spoiler:In the Hero ending of ''inFamous 2'', Cole decides to kick the crap out of the Beast before he dies activating the RFI.]]

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* TheLastDance: [[spoiler:In In the Hero ending of ''inFamous 2'', Cole [[spoiler:Cole decides to kick the crap out of the Beast before he dies activating the RFI.]]



* FromNobodyToNightmare / JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Starts out as an average joe bike messenger, only to slowly transform into a dangerous monster.

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* FromNobodyToNightmare / JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: FromNobodyToNightmare: Starts out as an average joe bike messenger, only to slowly transform into a dangerous monster.



* PluckyComicRelief

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* %%* PluckyComicRelief



A NSA agent whom Cole works for. [[spoiler:It turns out that she is a DARPA agent and Cole is nothing more than a pawn in her plans]].

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A NSA agent whom Cole works for. [[spoiler:It It turns out that she is a DARPA agent and Cole is nothing more than a pawn in her plans]].plans.



* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:She drowns on a military ship in the Interquel comics that take place between ''1'' and ''2''.]]

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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:She drowns on a military ship ship]] in the Interquel comics that take place between ''1'' and ''2''.]]



An undercover FBI agent within the First Sons and husband of Moya, who has recently gone silent. Cole is ordered by Moya to search for him. [[spoiler:He later contacts Cole, and explains that he is in fact working for the NSA and that he has never been married. He then recruits Cole to recover and destroy the Ray Sphere. However, as Cole carries out the second part of the plan, John is absorbed by the blast and is seemingly killed. He returns in ''[=inFamous=] 2'', revealing himself as The Beast, having been empowered from the Ray Sphere at the same time it ripped his body apart atom by atom]].

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An undercover FBI agent within the First Sons and husband of Moya, who has recently gone silent. Cole is ordered by Moya to search for him. [[spoiler:He He later contacts Cole, and explains that he is in fact working for the NSA and that he has never been married. He then recruits Cole to recover and destroy the Ray Sphere. However, as Cole carries out the second part of the plan, John is absorbed by the blast and is seemingly killed. He returns in ''[=inFamous=] 2'', revealing himself as The Beast, having been empowered from the Ray Sphere at the same time it ripped his body apart atom by atom]].atom.



%% * MissionControl



%% * MissionControl



* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler: As both NSA agent John White and as the Beast.]]

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* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler: As both NSA agent John White and as the as [[spoiler:the Beast.]]



%% * BettyAndVeronica



* {{Stripperiffic}}[=/=]CoveredInGunge: During her boss fight, Sasha is dressed only in a jacket and a layer of her own tar over the rest.
%% * [[BettyAndVeronica Veronica]]

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* {{Stripperiffic}}[=/=]CoveredInGunge: {{Stripperiffic}}: During her boss fight, Sasha is dressed only in a jacket and a layer of her own tar over the rest.
%% * [[BettyAndVeronica Veronica]]
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* CrazyHomelessPeople: For a pretty good reason, mind you.

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* CrazyHomelessPeople: For a pretty good reason, mind you.Tate and the Dustmen are homeless people, and quite spectacularly crazy.



* TalkingtoHimself: Yes, Cole and Alden share the same VA.



!!Kessler, AKA [[spoiler:Cole [=MacGrath=] (from the future)]]

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!!Kessler, AKA [[spoiler:Cole [=MacGrath=] (from the future)]]Cole [=MacGrath=]



The main antagonist of ''VideoGame/{{inFamous}}'' and the leader of the First Sons. His powers resemble Cole's, but are much more powerful. [[spoiler:This is because he is actually Cole from the future, who has gone back in time as part of his plan to save the world from a destructive monster known as "The Beast".]]

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The main antagonist of ''VideoGame/{{inFamous}}'' and the leader of the First Sons. His powers resemble Cole's, but are much more powerful. [[spoiler:This This is because he is actually Cole from the future, who has gone back in time as part of his plan to save the world from a destructive monster known as "The Beast".]]



!!The Beast, AKA [[spoiler:John White]]

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!!The Beast, AKA [[spoiler:John White]]John White



* {{Badass}}: He is powerful enough to plow through almost all resistance, and the only things that have had any effect was a ''nuke'' and a [[PhysicalGod blast core-empowered Cole]], and the latter only slowed him down for a few hours at best.



* {{Expy}}: Of [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Dr. Manhattan]], in a way. He's a monumentally powerful being, capable of growing to great size, pursues plans that don't really match up with standard notions of ethics, and is much more human and emotional than he's willing to admit at first. Their origins are even similar, and both regrow from nothing twice throughout their stories.



* MakeMyMonsterGrow: Can change himself from a human sized form into a massive golem made of lava and fire.



* MindOverMatter: Can suspend Cole in midair and suck targets into a ball of fire using his powers.
* NighInvulnerable: Can take massive amounts of punishment from gun and rocket fire before showing any signs of damage. [[spoiler:Even a nuclear missile can only temporarily destroy his body, and the only known way of killing him for good is the Ray Field Inhibitor.]]



* PlayingWithFire: The Beast's main powers are based on manipulating flames and heat.
* PullingThemselvesTogether: Can simply rebuild his volcanic body when damaged. When he does rebuild his body, a black holes forms and sucks in everything until The Beast has reincarnated. [[spoiler:This is also how John brought himself BackFromTheDead after being disintegrated by the Ray Sphere.]]



* SuperEmpowering: Can awaken, enhance, or transfer his abilities to any Conduits in his immediate vicinity. Cole uses this to gain infinite energy and the ability to fly in the evil ending of ''inFAMOUS 2''.



** MakeMyMonsterGrow: Can change himself from a human sized form into a massive golem made of lava and fire.
** MindOverMatter: Can suspend Cole in midair and suck targets into a ball of fire using his powers.
** NighInvulnerable: Can take massive amounts of punishment from gun and rocket fire before showing any signs of damage. [[spoiler:Even a nuclear missile can only temporarily destroy his body, and the only known way of killing him for good is the Ray Field Inhibitor.]]
** PlayingWithFire: The Beast's main powers are based on manipulating flames and heat.
** PullingThemselvesTogether: Can simply rebuild his volcanic body when damaged. When he does rebuild his body, a black holes forms and sucks in everything until The Beast has reincarnated. [[spoiler:This is also how John brought himself BackFromTheDead after being disintegrated by the Ray Sphere.]]
** SuperEmpowering: Can awaken, enhance, or transfer his abilities to any Conduits in his immediate vicinity. Cole uses this to gain infinite energy and the ability to fly in the evil ending of ''inFAMOUS 2''.
** {{Telepathy}}
** VillainTeleportation: Can appear and disappear into thin air at will.



%%* {{Telepathy}}
* {{Teleportation}}: Can appear and disappear into thin air at will.



* [[spoiler:WellIntentionedExtremist: He's actually creating Conduits who can survive ThePlague, but has to kill the dying, "normal" humans to do so. He even admits to Cole that he wishes there was another way.]]

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* [[spoiler:WellIntentionedExtremist: WellIntentionedExtremist: He's actually creating Conduits who can survive ThePlague, but has to kill the dying, "normal" humans to do so. He even admits to Cole that he wishes there was another way.]]



* CrazyHomelessPeople
* EliteMooks[=/=]BossInMookClothing: The armour-clad "Golem Conduit".

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* CrazyHomelessPeople
CrazyHomelessPeople: Tate and the Dustmen are homeless people, and quite spectacularly crazy.
* EliteMooks[=/=]BossInMookClothing: EliteMooks: The armour-clad "Golem Conduit".



* InstantArmour[=/=]HumongousMecha: The signature weapon of high-level Dustmen Conduits, made out of any trash or scrap metal in the area and quickly assembled around the Conduit's body.
* [[KidnappedScientist Kidnapped Engineers And Construction Workers]]: Their workforce.

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* InstantArmour[=/=]HumongousMecha: InstantArmour: The signature weapon of high-level Dustmen Conduits, made out of any trash or scrap metal in the area and quickly assembled around the Conduit's body.
* [[KidnappedScientist Kidnapped Engineers And Construction Workers]]: KidnappedScientist: Their workforce.



* InstantArmor[=/=]EnergyBeings: Some of the First Sons Conduits can project giant energy-composed duplicates of themselves, both for attack and defence.

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* InstantArmor[=/=]EnergyBeings: InstantArmor: Some of the First Sons Conduits can project giant energy-composed duplicates of themselves, both for attack and defence.



* [[BettyAndVeronica Betty]]

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* [[BettyAndVeronica Betty]]%%* BettyAndVeronica



%% * BettyAndVeronica



* [[IJustWantToBeSpecial I Just Want To Stay Special]]: One of the reasons why she [[spoiler:sides with the humans instead of the Conduits]]. She fears that [[spoiler:when everybody has powers,]] her own powers won't be special and she will just be a nobody again.

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* [[IJustWantToBeSpecial I Just Want To Stay Special]]: IJustWantToBeSpecial: One of the reasons why she [[spoiler:sides with the humans instead of the Conduits]]. She fears that [[spoiler:when everybody has powers,]] her own powers won't be special and she will just be a nobody again.



%% ** PyroManiac: Elements of this.

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%% ** * PyroManiac: Elements of this.



%% * TeleportersAndTransporters
%% ** TeleportSpam

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%% * TeleportersAndTransporters
{{Teleportation}}
%% ** * TeleportSpam



%% * [[BettyAndVeronica Veronica]]



[[folder:Joseph Bertrand III (unmarked spoilers)]]

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[[folder:Joseph Bertrand III (unmarked spoilers)]]III]]



* ArmouredClosetGay: While not ever brought up or questioned in the game (WordOfGay or otherwise), fans like to see Bertrand's behavior and powers as an allegory meant as commentary on closeted homophobes. Most homophobic people [[HeteronormativeCrusader view homosexuality as being "monstrous", "satanic", "ungodly", and "unnatural"]], much like how Bertrand views Conduits. He himself exhibits all of these traits [[HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster literally through his powers]], literally projecting this image onto others and then demonizing them, claiming this all to be the truth to the general public.



A race of monsters that emerged from the swamps following the hurricane, the Corrupted periodically attack the city in large packs. [[spoiler:They are actually the victims of Bertrand's Conduit powers, used to fool the public into supporting him.]]

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A race of monsters that emerged from the swamps following the hurricane, the Corrupted periodically attack the city in large packs. [[spoiler:They They are actually the victims of Bertrand's Conduit powers, used to fool the public into supporting him.]]



A world-famous unit of South African mercenaries. Hired by Bertrand, they were given ice-based superpowers -- [[spoiler:extracted from Lucy Kuo]] -- and put in stasis for later sale to dictators around the world; unfortunately, they were accidentally released by Cole, resulting in them taking over the flooded areas of New Marais.

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A world-famous unit of South African mercenaries. Hired by Bertrand, they were given ice-based superpowers -- [[spoiler:extracted extracted from Lucy Kuo]] Kuo -- and put in stasis for later sale to dictators around the world; unfortunately, they were accidentally released by Cole, resulting in them taking over the flooded areas of New Marais.
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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Zeke speculates that vampires may be a type of conduits.

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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Cole and Zeke speculates speculate that vampires may be a type of conduits.conduits with blood-based abilities.
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