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* BigNo: Throws one between when [[spoiler: Shepherd shoots Roach and he himself gets shot.]]

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* BigNo: Throws one between when [[spoiler: Shepherd [[spoiler:Shepherd shoots Roach and he himself gets shot.]]



** [[spoiler: Actually a SubvertedTrope for the former: ''Modern Warfare 3'' subtly reveals that Makarov was actually doing this to ''him'', based on the fact that the latter actually had more resources and influence on hand than initially thought. Having Price and Soap kill Shepherd for him was simply convenience.]]

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** [[spoiler: Actually [[spoiler:Actually a SubvertedTrope for the former: ''Modern Warfare 3'' subtly reveals that Makarov was actually doing this to ''him'', based on the fact that the latter actually had more resources and influence on hand than initially thought. Having Price and Soap kill Shepherd for him was simply convenience.]]



* TheAtoner: He's not proud of his past as [[spoiler: one of Makarov's closest allies]], to say the least.
* BeenThereShapedHistory: He was there when [[spoiler: Zakhaev got his arm shot off]], when [[spoiler: the nuke was set off in al-Asad's capital]], and [[spoiler:would have been the sixth man in Makarov's team during the attack on the airport.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: He storms the roof and shoots Makarov just in time to prevent him from executing Price. He gets killed for it, but gives Price the opening he needs.]]

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* TheAtoner: He's not proud of his past as [[spoiler: one [[spoiler:one of Makarov's closest allies]], to say the least.
* BeenThereShapedHistory: He was there when [[spoiler: Zakhaev [[spoiler:Zakhaev got his arm shot off]], when [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the nuke was set off in al-Asad's capital]], and [[spoiler:would have been the sixth man in Makarov's team during the attack on the airport.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He storms the roof and shoots Makarov just in time to prevent him from executing Price. He gets killed for it, but gives Price the opening he needs.]]



* DefectorFromDecadence: [[spoiler: Defected from the Ultranationalists when he saw how increasingly insane Makarov has become. Gets shot in the gut for his trouble, and the rest of his story is about this.]]
* {{Determinator}}: Getting [[spoiler: shot in the stomach by Makarov doesn't stop him from grabbing a gun and trying to stop the massacre at the airport.]]

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* DefectorFromDecadence: [[spoiler: Defected [[spoiler:Defected from the Ultranationalists when he saw how increasingly insane Makarov has become. Gets shot in the gut for his trouble, and the rest of his story is about this.]]
* {{Determinator}}: Getting [[spoiler: shot [[spoiler:shot in the stomach by Makarov doesn't stop him from grabbing a gun and trying to stop the massacre at the airport.]]



** In "Dust To Dust" he is [[spoiler: ''impaled on a spike of iron rebar'']] when he tells Price to go after Makarov. After [[spoiler:Price crashes Makarov's helicopter]], Yuri comes charging in to save the day, pistol blazing, and [[spoiler:Makarov has to shoot him three more times to actually put him down.]]

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** In "Dust To Dust" he is [[spoiler: ''impaled [[spoiler:''impaled on a spike of iron rebar'']] when he tells Price to go after Makarov. After [[spoiler:Price crashes Makarov's helicopter]], Yuri comes charging in to save the day, pistol blazing, and [[spoiler:Makarov has to shoot him three more times to actually put him down.]]



Leader of the Ultranationalists in the first ''Modern Warfare''. The SAS attempted to assassinate him in 1996 at Chernobyl because he was dealing spent nuclear fuel rods to terrorists; during the assassination attempt his arm was blown off by Price, though he survived [[spoiler: thanks to Makarov and Yuri]]. Despite dying at the end of the first game, he becomes a martyr and serves as a rallying point for the Ultranationalist Russians.

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Leader of the Ultranationalists in the first ''Modern Warfare''. The SAS attempted to assassinate him in 1996 at Chernobyl because he was dealing spent nuclear fuel rods to terrorists; during the assassination attempt his arm was blown off by Price, though he survived [[spoiler: thanks to Makarov and Yuri]].survived. Despite dying at the end of the first game, he becomes a martyr and serves as a rallying point for the Ultranationalist Russians.



* BeardOfEvil

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* BeardOfEvilBeardOfEvil: He's a villain with a goatee



* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: If the SAS, the Marines and the Spetsnaz were after my rear, [[spoiler: I'd shoot myself in the head too.]]

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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: If the SAS, the Marines and the Spetsnaz were after my rear, [[spoiler: I'd [[spoiler:I'd shoot myself in the head too.]]



* OverlordJr
* CoDragons: With Al-Asad and [[spoiler: Makarov]], to his father.

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* OverlordJr
OverlordJr: He's Zakhaev's son, and just as evil.
* CoDragons: With Al-Asad and [[spoiler: Makarov]], [[spoiler:Makarov]], to his father.



* TheBrute

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* TheBrute
TheBrute: He's the Ultranationalist's field leader, and by extension the direct leader of the terrorists the SAS fights, though he doesn't do much planning.



A Russian terrorist who leads a radical, distinct Ultranationalist faction. Originally a loyal supporter of Zakhaev's mission, he defects from the ruling Ultranationalist party because their methods were too mild to suit his purposes. By his own words, "Russia will take all of Europe, even if it's under a pile of ashes." Described by Shepherd as a "whore" who sells himself to the highest bidder. [[spoiler: Heads up the FalseFlagOperation that triggers the Russian invasion of the US.]]

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A Russian terrorist who leads a radical, distinct Ultranationalist faction. Originally a loyal supporter of Zakhaev's mission, he defects from the ruling Ultranationalist party because their methods were too mild to suit his purposes. By his own words, "Russia will take all of Europe, even if it's under a pile of ashes." Described by Shepherd as a "whore" who sells himself to the highest bidder. [[spoiler: Heads up the FalseFlagOperation that triggers the Russian invasion of the US.]]



* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: His death was painful, slow and 100% deserved.]]

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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: His [[spoiler:His death was painful, slow and 100% deserved.]]



* BigBad: Of ''3'', but he'd been a major (if unseen) player much earlier. He [[spoiler:saved Zakhaev after he was shot]], he [[spoiler: personally triggered the nuclear detonation in al-Asad's capital]], and he masterminded the [[spoiler: entire Russian invasion of Europe.]]

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* BigBad: Of ''3'', but he'd been a major (if unseen) player much earlier. He [[spoiler:saved Zakhaev after he was shot]], he [[spoiler: personally [[spoiler:personally triggered the nuclear detonation in al-Asad's capital]], and he masterminded the [[spoiler: entire [[spoiler:entire Russian invasion of Europe.]]



* TheCameo: [[spoiler: He appears in the Remastered Edition of Modern Warfare, and killing him nets you an achievement for creating a time paradox]].
* CoDragons: [[spoiler: Revealed to be one for Zakhaev alongside Victor and Al-Asad during the first game (he's the crossed-out man in the photo during the loading screen featuring the Four Horsemen together), when it's revealed in ''3'' that he detonated the nuclear weapon in the Middle East.]]
* TheCoup: He manages to [[spoiler: gain the influence of most of the Russian military by the third game.]] It comes full-circle when he captures President Vorshevsky and effectively runs the show from there.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: [[spoiler: Through detonating the nuke that killed the entire Marine battalion in the first Modern Warfare, he helped turned General Shepherd into a fellow villain as a result, which would have made Shepherd's attempt to kill Makarov a HoistByHisOwnPetard, if not for the implication that Makarov had planned ahead and allowed Soap and Price to off him in his stead.]]

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* TheCameo: [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He appears in the Remastered Edition of Modern Warfare, and killing him nets you an achievement for creating a time paradox]].
* CoDragons: [[spoiler: Revealed [[spoiler:Revealed to be one for Zakhaev alongside Victor and Al-Asad during the first game (he's the crossed-out man in the photo during the loading screen featuring the Four Horsemen together), when it's revealed in ''3'' that he detonated the nuclear weapon in the Middle East.]]
* TheCoup: He manages to [[spoiler: gain [[spoiler:gain the influence of most of the Russian military by the third game.]] It comes full-circle when he captures President Vorshevsky and effectively runs the show from there.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: [[spoiler: Through [[spoiler:Through detonating the nuke that killed the entire Marine battalion in the first Modern Warfare, he helped turned General Shepherd into a fellow villain as a result, which would have made Shepherd's attempt to kill Makarov a HoistByHisOwnPetard, if not for the implication that Makarov had planned ahead and allowed Soap and Price to off him in his stead.]]



** [[spoiler: Subverted in ''3'', since it's revealed that he had a lot more resources and men on hand than first thought, as proven in "Persona non Grata". Having Price and Soap kill Shepherd was simply convenience.]]
* EvilFormerFriend: [[spoiler: To Yuri.]]

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** [[spoiler: Subverted [[spoiler:Subverted in ''3'', since it's revealed that he had a lot more resources and men on hand than first thought, as proven in "Persona non Grata". Having Price and Soap kill Shepherd was simply convenience.]]
* EvilFormerFriend: [[spoiler: To Yuri.]][[spoiler:To Yuri]], as they were both Ultranationalists before Makarov went off the deep end.



* GeneralFailure: Despite Makarov's immense success in getting control of Russia's military and launching attacks against America as well as Europe, they're also massive failures. [[spoiler: The invasion of the United States is a complete boondoggle due to Price's missile and the Russian military is in full-retreat after five days. The European Invasion kills millions but is doomed without the use of Russia's nuclear weapons arsenal (which he doesn't have the access codes to, and why he had Vorshevsky captured in the first place).]]

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* GeneralFailure: Despite Makarov's immense success in getting control of Russia's military and launching attacks against America as well as Europe, they're also massive failures. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The invasion of the United States is a complete boondoggle due to Price's missile and the Russian military is in full-retreat after five days. The European Invasion kills millions but is doomed without the use of Russia's nuclear weapons arsenal (which he doesn't have the access codes to, and why he had Vorshevsky captured in the first place).]]



* HateSink: If you don't hate Makarov leading the airport massacre, causing WorldWarIII, and [[spoiler: his part in detonating the nuke that kill 30,000 soldiers,]] then you are going to hate him for [[spoiler:[[HeroKiller killing Soap.]]]]
* HeroKiller: Every time he is encountered in the flesh, Makarov ends up killing or critically wounding a PlayerCharacter. [[spoiler: Allen, Harkov, Soap, and Yuri (twice!)]]. The only time that doesn't happen is in [[spoiler:the Hotel Oasis, as Price, though Price is still wounded[[note]]Makarov can still kill Price if he delays the distraction[[/note]]]]. He also indirectly kills [[spoiler: Jackson and Mr. Davis]].

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* HateSink: If you don't hate Makarov leading the airport massacre, causing WorldWarIII, and [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his part in detonating the nuke that kill 30,000 soldiers,]] then you are going to hate him for [[spoiler:[[HeroKiller killing Soap.]]]]
* HeroKiller: Every time he is encountered in the flesh, Makarov ends up killing or critically wounding a PlayerCharacter. [[spoiler: Allen, [[spoiler:Allen, Harkov, Soap, and Yuri (twice!)]]. The only time that doesn't happen is in [[spoiler:the Hotel Oasis, as Price, though Price is still wounded[[note]]Makarov can still kill Price if he delays the distraction[[/note]]]]. He also indirectly kills [[spoiler: Jackson [[spoiler:Jackson and Mr. Davis]].



* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: [[spoiler: Find himself on the receiving end of one via Captain Price and leads into his death.]]

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: [[spoiler: Find [[spoiler:Find himself on the receiving end of one via Captain Price and leads into his death.]]



* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler: He's revealed to be the first of the Four Horsemen in ''3'', thus making him this in the first game. It's implied that US intelligence mistook him as K.I.A. during the nuclear explosion in the capital city.]]

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* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler: He's [[spoiler:He's revealed to be the first of the Four Horsemen in ''3'', thus making him this in the first game. It's implied that US intelligence mistook him as K.I.A. during the nuclear explosion in the capital city.]]



* PsychoForHire: Shepherd explicitly states that he works for money. [[spoiler: Subverted, though: Makarov actually has an agenda of plunging the world into a massive world war in which Russia conquers Europe.]]
* RasputinianDeath: [[spoiler: He's in a helicopter crash, gets shot through the chest by Yuri, is bludgeoned and thrown through a glass window by Price, and finally ends up hanged with a winch hook cable.]]

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* PsychoForHire: Shepherd explicitly states that he works for money. [[spoiler: Subverted, [[spoiler:Subverted, though: Makarov actually has an agenda of plunging the world into a massive world war in which Russia conquers Europe.]]
* RasputinianDeath: [[spoiler: He's [[spoiler:He's in a helicopter crash, gets shot through the chest by Yuri, is bludgeoned and thrown through a glass window by Price, and finally ends up hanged with a winch hook cable.]]



* TheSociopath: [[spoiler: At the end of the day, Makarov is this. [[TheChessmaster Manipulating his way through to the top]], massacring an airport of civilians and pinning the blame on the US while [[LackOfEmpathy showing absolutely zero remorse for it]], and showing quite a vicious, sadistic streak along the way. It's implied by Yuri that he once truly believed in the cause, but now only wishes to obtain power and slaughter ''anyone'' that stands in his way.]]

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* TheSociopath: [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At the end of the day, Makarov is this. [[TheChessmaster Manipulating his way through to the top]], massacring an airport of civilians and pinning the blame on the US while [[LackOfEmpathy showing absolutely zero remorse for it]], and showing quite a vicious, sadistic streak along the way. It's implied by Yuri that he once truly believed in the cause, but now only wishes to obtain power and slaughter ''anyone'' that stands in his way.]]



* TheUnfettered: [[spoiler: You kinda know that he's this when he sees no problem massacring a airport full of innocent civilians just to kickstart the events of the 3rd world war. He makes it ''even worse'' when he's willing to use chemical weapons on civilian and military targets alike]]. It's best described in this comment:

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* TheUnfettered: [[spoiler: You [[spoiler:You kinda know that he's this when he sees no problem massacring a airport full of innocent civilians just to kickstart the events of the 3rd world war. He makes it ''even worse'' when he's willing to use chemical weapons on civilian and military targets alike]]. It's best described in this comment:



* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: It looks like he's one for Shepherd at first, but then it's subverted. Based on how the events of ''3'' unfold, it appears Makarov was the one pulling the strings on ''Shepherd'' the entire time.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: In ''3'', [[spoiler: since it's revealed that he was responsible for a number of things, including the nuclear explosion in the Middle East and Shepherd's StartOfDarkness.]]

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* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It looks like he's one for Shepherd at first, but then it's subverted. Based on how the events of ''3'' unfold, it appears Makarov was the one pulling the strings on ''Shepherd'' the entire time.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: In ''3'', [[spoiler: since [[spoiler:since it's revealed that he was responsible for a number of things, including the nuclear explosion in the Middle East and Shepherd's StartOfDarkness.]]



** [[spoiler: Once he's no longer useful to Shepherd, the General tries to kill him. Makarov survives and continues on to inflict even greater tragedy.]]
** [[spoiler: Might be a subversion, ''Modern Warfare 3'' clearly shows he had to have had some major plans going on in the background and that he may actually have been doing this to Shepherd. If the infamous safehouse level is compared to his actions in 3, then it's likely that Makarov was at least feeding false information to Shepherd's intelligence assets and probably was intending to kill Shepherd anyway -- sending Price and Soap to do it was probably just seizing an opportunity.]]

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** [[spoiler: Once [[spoiler:Once he's no longer useful to Shepherd, the General tries to kill him. Makarov survives and continues on to inflict even greater tragedy.]]
** [[spoiler: Might [[spoiler:Might be a subversion, ''Modern Warfare 3'' clearly shows he had to have had some major plans going on in the background and that he may actually have been doing this to Shepherd. If the infamous safehouse level is compared to his actions in 3, then it's likely that Makarov was at least feeding false information to Shepherd's intelligence assets and probably was intending to kill Shepherd anyway -- sending Price and Soap to do it was probably just seizing an opportunity.]]



* BridalCarry: She gets this briefly from Price [[spoiler: When she is rescued in "Down the Rabbit Hole"]].
* ColdBloodedTorture: She seems to have gone through this at least to a minor degree when you find her in [[spoiler: the diamond mine]]

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* BridalCarry: She gets this briefly from Price [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When she is rescued in "Down the Rabbit Hole"]].
* ColdBloodedTorture: She seems to have gone through this at least to a minor degree when you find her in [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the diamond mine]]



* DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler: Following the tradition of Paul Jackson and Joseph Allen, he's the first major playable protagonist in the third installment to die, getting killed at the end of his mission.]]

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* DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler: Following [[spoiler:Following the tradition of Paul Jackson and Joseph Allen, he's the first major playable protagonist in the third installment to die, getting killed at the end of his mission.]]



* MadeOfIron: It takes [[spoiler: a point-blank shot to drop him, then once more before he grabs his gun]].
** [[spoiler: And if it's him in the Special Ops Mission "Hostage Taker," he doesn't even go down after ''that''.]]

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* MadeOfIron: It takes [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a point-blank shot to drop him, then once more before he grabs his gun]].
** [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And if it's him in the Special Ops Mission "Hostage Taker," he doesn't even go down after ''that''.]]



A family seen vacationing in London during [=MW3=]. [[spoiler: Killed in a gas attack predicating the Russian invasion of Europe.]]

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A family seen vacationing in London during [=MW3=]. [[spoiler: Killed in a gas attack predicating the Russian invasion of Europe.]]



* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler: Averted. None of them survive the gas attack, not even the daughter.]]

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* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler: Averted.[[spoiler:Averted. None of them survive the gas attack, not even the daughter.]]
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* AndThisIsFor: [[spoiler: "This is for Soap."]]

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* AndThisIsFor: [[spoiler: "This [[spoiler:"This is for Soap."]]



* BookEnds: The first mission of the MW trilogy opens with him smoking a cigar. [[spoiler: The last mission of the trilogy ends with him smoking a cigar.]]

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* BookEnds: The first mission of the MW trilogy opens with him smoking a cigar. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The last mission of the trilogy ends with him smoking a cigar.]]



* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler: Seemed to have died in the last level in ''Modern Warfare'' but he turned out to be alright if just pissed at the Ultranationalists and Shepherd]].
** At the end of ''[=MW2=]'', [[spoiler: Price lies motionless for an uncomfortable amount of time after Shepherd beats him up, but then gets up on his feet and is fine. In fact, he's in ''much'' better shape than you (as Soap) are.]]

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* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler: Seemed [[spoiler:Seemed to have died in the last level in ''Modern Warfare'' but he turned out to be alright if just pissed at the Ultranationalists and Shepherd]].
** At the end of ''[=MW2=]'', [[spoiler: Price [[spoiler:Price lies motionless for an uncomfortable amount of time after Shepherd beats him up, but then gets up on his feet and is fine. In fact, he's in ''much'' better shape than you (as Soap) are.]]



* HeWhoFightsMonsters: [[spoiler: In ''Modern Warfare 2'', 3 years in a gulag turned Price into a borderline psycho not much different from the bad guys. His first act upon release is ''hijacking a Russian nuclear submarine, launching a nuclear missile and detonating it above Washington DC to knock out Russian equipment'']].
** [[spoiler: Possibly subverted in ''Modern Warfare 3'', he is shown to be aware of the wider context and not just blindly charging after Makarov. In the end he repeats Makarov's quote "it takes the will of one man to change the world" in a more positive light, in the same way Makarov twisted his quoting of the proverb "The enemy of my enemy is my friend"]].
* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Used on [[spoiler: Al-Asad]]. Though this is the only time in the series the technique doesn't yield information; [[spoiler:Price learns what he needs to know when Zakhaev calls anyway, so he just executes Al-Asad]].

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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In ''Modern Warfare 2'', 3 years in a gulag turned Price into a borderline psycho not much different from the bad guys. His first act upon release is ''hijacking a Russian nuclear submarine, launching a nuclear missile and detonating it above Washington DC to knock out Russian equipment'']].
** [[spoiler: Possibly [[spoiler:Possibly subverted in ''Modern Warfare 3'', he is shown to be aware of the wider context and not just blindly charging after Makarov. In the end he repeats Makarov's quote "it takes the will of one man to change the world" in a more positive light, in the same way Makarov twisted his quoting of the proverb "The enemy of my enemy is my friend"]].
* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Used on [[spoiler: Al-Asad]].[[spoiler:Al-Asad]]. Though this is the only time in the series the technique doesn't yield information; [[spoiler:Price learns what he needs to know when Zakhaev calls anyway, so he just executes Al-Asad]].



* NeverBareheaded: Price does not go anywhere without ''some'' kind of hat. Even in [[spoiler: the gulag]], he has a nifty wool hat on, and after he [[spoiler:removes his bomb disposal suit at the end of ''[=MW3=]'', he's shown wearing his boonie hat underneath]]. The only time he's seen bareheaded is in the mission "Crew Expendable" in Modern Warfare 1, which reveals that he is balding.

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* NeverBareheaded: Price does not go anywhere without ''some'' kind of hat. Even in [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the gulag]], he has a nifty wool hat on, and after he [[spoiler:removes his bomb disposal suit at the end of ''[=MW3=]'', he's shown wearing his boonie hat underneath]]. The only time he's seen bareheaded is in the mission "Crew Expendable" in Modern Warfare 1, which reveals that he is balding.



** [[spoiler:In ''Modern Warfare 2'''s ending.]]
** [[spoiler: Also, the end of ''Modern Warfare 3''. He seems to have a tendency for these...]]

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** [[spoiler:In ''Modern Warfare 2'''s ending.ending he and Soap storm Shepard's base in revenge for his murder of most of Task Force 141.]]
** [[spoiler: Also, [[spoiler:Also, the end of ''Modern Warfare 3''.3'' has him and Yuri storming the place where Makarov is staying at. He seems to have a tendency for these...]]



* {{Irony}}: He killed Zakhaev in a feint attack in the finale of MW. [[spoiler: Zakhaev's protegee, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Makarov builds the foundation of World War III in his name]], and also manages to kill Soap in an elaborate BatmanGambit and a feint attack.]]

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* {{Irony}}: He killed Zakhaev in a feint attack in the finale of MW. [[spoiler: Zakhaev's protegee, [[spoiler:Zakhaev's protege, Makarov [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Makarov builds the foundation of World War III in his name]], and also manages to kill Soap in an elaborate BatmanGambit and a feint attack.]]



* MadeOfIron: He got shot a bajillion times, blown up by an oil tanker, [[spoiler: fell off a waterfall, stabbed in the chest, facestomped, ''pulled out said knife, and used it to shank the guy who put it in him'']].
* MyGreatestFailure: He considers [[spoiler: Gaz and Griggs']] deaths and [[spoiler: Price's apparent]] death to be these, according to his journal.

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* MadeOfIron: He got shot a bajillion times, blown up by an oil tanker, [[spoiler: fell [[spoiler:fell off a waterfall, stabbed in the chest, facestomped, ''pulled out said knife, and used it to shank the guy who put it in him'']].
* MyGreatestFailure: He considers [[spoiler: Gaz [[spoiler:Gaz and Griggs']] deaths and [[spoiler: Price's [[spoiler:Price's apparent]] death to be these, according to his journal.



* PinkMist: [[spoiler: It appears that Zakhaev performs a CoupDeGrace on his head from point blank with a Desert Eagle. In reality, the shot goes into his back; the angle just makes it look like a headshot.]]

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* PinkMist: [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It appears that Zakhaev performs a CoupDeGrace on his head from point blank with a Desert Eagle. In reality, the shot goes into his back; the angle just makes it look like a headshot.]]



* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: [[spoiler: As mentioned above, he is head of the ''entire SAS'' in Modern Warfare 3.]]

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* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: [[spoiler: As [[spoiler:As mentioned above, he is head of the ''entire SAS'' in Modern Warfare 3.]]
* BackForTheFinale: [[spoiler:He appears in 3 as the head of the entire SAS.
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* DeadpanSnarker

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* %%* DeadpanSnarker



* ImprobableAimingSkills: He never, ever misses. Not even after [[spoiler: his legs are broken by a falling helicopter gunship.]]
* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler: Silly little things like having his feet/legs broken by a falling Mi-28 helicopter gunship won't stop him from providing fire support without ever missing a single shot.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Despite [[spoiler: Price being a wanted terrorist]], [=MacMillan=] is willing to listen to him and help, even supplying him with intel and equipment.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: [[spoiler: Helps Price, even though he's a wanted terrorist. Considering their close relationship, though, it's likely he never believed his protege could turn evil.]]

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* ImprobableAimingSkills: He never, ever misses. Not even after [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his legs are broken by a falling helicopter gunship.]]
* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler: Silly [[spoiler:Silly little things like having his feet/legs broken by a falling Mi-28 helicopter gunship won't stop him from providing fire support without ever missing a single shot.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Despite [[spoiler: Price [[spoiler:Price being a wanted terrorist]], [=MacMillan=] is willing to listen to him and help, even supplying him with intel and equipment.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: [[spoiler: Helps [[spoiler:Helps Price, even though he's a wanted terrorist. Considering their close relationship, though, it's likely he never believed his protege could turn evil.]]



* UnflinchingWalk: Subverted. After shooting down a helicopter, he walks away saying ''"Good night ye bastards..."''. [[spoiler: Then the helicopter crashes and very nearly crushes him.]]

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* UnflinchingWalk: Subverted. After shooting down a helicopter, he walks away saying ''"Good night ye bastards..."''. [[spoiler: Then [[spoiler:Then the helicopter crashes and very nearly crushes him.]]



* DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler: The early parts of the game made it seem like that he will play a major role in the story alongside Soap. As it turns out...]]
* HeroicMime
* PlayerCharacter

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* DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The early parts of the game made it seem like that he will play a major role in the story alongside Soap. As it turns out...]]
* HeroicMime
HeroicMime: He doesn't talk in-game.
* PlayerCharacter
PlayerCharacter: Of the Marine missions in the original ''Modern Warfare''.



* TokenMinority

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* %%* TokenMinority



* LargeHam
* SergeantRock

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* %%* LargeHam
* %%* SergeantRock



* HeroicMime

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* HeroicMimeHeroicMime: He doesn't talk.



* TheMainCharactersDoEverything: See above.
* PlayerCharacter

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* TheMainCharactersDoEverything: See above.
Ramirez being ordered to do basically everything short of flying aircraft has reached memetic proportions.
* PlayerCharacter
PlayerCharacter: You play as him during the Russian invasion of the US during ''Modern Warfare 2''.



* DeadpanSnarker
* FreakOut: After [[spoiler: Price makes the sky fall.]]

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* DeadpanSnarker
DeadpanSnarker: Has a sarcastic quip for almost every occasion.
* FreakOut: After [[spoiler: Price [[spoiler:Price makes the sky fall.fall through overhead nuke detonation.]]



* BadassMustache

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* BadassMustacheBadassMustache: He's got a large mustache and also happens to be part of Delta Force.



* CoolShades

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* CoolShadesCoolShades: Always seen wearing a pair of shades.



* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: To [[spoiler: Volk]].

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* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: To [[spoiler: Volk]].They torture [[spoiler:Volk]] to get him to spill information.



* MadeOfIron: [[spoiler: Up until the penultimate level, anyway. He takes a booby-trapped door bomb to the face and ''still'' has the presence of mind to wave the squad down from shooting at the escaping kidnappers ten seconds later.]]

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* MadeOfIron: [[spoiler: Up [[spoiler:Up until the penultimate level, anyway. He takes a booby-trapped door bomb to the face and ''still'' has the presence of mind to wave the squad down from shooting at the escaping kidnappers ten seconds later.]]



* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: [[spoiler: Captain Price is considered a terrorist in [=MW3=]. Sandman listens to his intel, and works with him to save the President. This is probably because they are old friends]].

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* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: [[spoiler: Captain [[spoiler:Captain Price is considered a terrorist in [=MW3=]. Sandman listens to his intel, and works with him to save the President. This is probably because they are old friends]].



Callsign "Warhammer" is an AC-130 gunship that first appears in ''Modern Warfare'' to support an extraction of Price's team. Warhammer can be overheard in radio transmissions in ''Modern Warfare 2'', providing fire support around [[spoiler: Washington DC]]. Later on in ''Modern Warfare 3'', they support Team Metal's extraction of Volk from Paris. The names of the crew are never specified beyond their roles in the crew, i.e. "AC-130 TV Operator."

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Callsign "Warhammer" is an AC-130 gunship that first appears in ''Modern Warfare'' to support an extraction of Price's team. Warhammer can be overheard in radio transmissions in ''Modern Warfare 2'', providing fire support around [[spoiler: Washington DC]].DC. Later on in ''Modern Warfare 3'', they support Team Metal's extraction of Volk from Paris. The names of the crew are never specified beyond their roles in the crew, i.e. "AC-130 TV Operator."



* DecompositeCharacter: Like Fairbrass' two other characters above, he's a GoodCounterpart {{Foil}} to his voice actor's TheBrute role Delmar from ''Film/{{Cliffhanger}}'', as both characters carried a Beretta 92 as a sidearm and a variant of the [=MP5=] as a primary submachine gun, while both characters [[spoiler: died instantly from a gunshot wound to the chest, ironically Ghost's death was held after being devastated by Shepherd shooting his close colleague Roach, while Delmar's death was held after he himself caused a {{Deuteragonist}}'s devastation by killing off his close friend]]. Additionally, Ghost's diving outfit from "The Only Easy Day... Was Yesterday" and "The Gulag" resembles Delmar's black jumpsuit, while Ghost wears a balaclava much like Delmar's during the plane heist scene of ''Cliffhanger''. Also, both characters are quite the {{Torture Technician}}s, even though Ghost is a rare heroic example, but their torture tactics and motives tends to differ. While Delmar's brutal KickTheDog NoHoldsBarredBeatdown soccer torture was ForTheEvulz out of his own meaningless sadistic gratification, Ghost's less brutal and more subtle KickTheSonOfABitch ColdBloodedTorture on the other hand was meaningfully for extracting important information to take down the enemy.

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* DecompositeCharacter: Like Fairbrass' two other characters above, he's a GoodCounterpart {{Foil}} to his voice actor's TheBrute role Delmar from ''Film/{{Cliffhanger}}'', as both characters carried a Beretta 92 as a sidearm and a variant of the [=MP5=] as a primary submachine gun, while both characters [[spoiler: died [[spoiler:died instantly from a gunshot wound to the chest, ironically Ghost's death was held after being devastated by Shepherd shooting his close colleague Roach, while Delmar's death was held after he himself caused a {{Deuteragonist}}'s devastation by killing off his close friend]]. Additionally, Ghost's diving outfit from "The Only Easy Day... Was Yesterday" and "The Gulag" resembles Delmar's black jumpsuit, while Ghost wears a balaclava much like Delmar's during the plane heist scene of ''Cliffhanger''. Also, both characters are quite the {{Torture Technician}}s, even though Ghost is a rare heroic example, but their torture tactics and motives tends to differ. While Delmar's brutal KickTheDog NoHoldsBarredBeatdown soccer torture was ForTheEvulz out of his own meaningless sadistic gratification, Ghost's less brutal and more subtle KickTheSonOfABitch ColdBloodedTorture on the other hand was meaningfully for extracting important information to take down the enemy.



* FreakOut: [[spoiler: When the nuclear submarine's missile doors open and the missile launches. Justified, as he didn't know what Price was up to]].
* GoodIsNotSoft: Given his experiences, he will use any means necessary to take down the enemy and protect the peace of the world, even [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique torturing the bad guys]] for important info. [[spoiler: He stops at betraying his own band of brothers to start a world war, unlike Shepherd.]]
* TheLancer: [[spoiler: Until Price shows up, then Soap becomes the Lancer]].

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* FreakOut: [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When the nuclear submarine's missile doors open and the missile launches. Justified, as he didn't know what Price was up to]].
* GoodIsNotSoft: Given his experiences, he will use any means necessary to take down the enemy and protect the peace of the world, even [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique torturing the bad guys]] for important info. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He stops at betraying his own band of brothers to start a world war, unlike Shepherd.]]
* TheLancer: [[spoiler: Until [[spoiler:Until Price shows up, then Soap becomes the Lancer]].



Player character for [[spoiler: most of]] the Task Force 141 segments of ''Modern Warfare 2''.

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Player character for [[spoiler: most of]] of the Task Force 141 segments of ''Modern Warfare 2''.



* BashBrothers: With Ghost in "Loose Ends". Then he got wounded by a mortar and Ghost dragged him to the evac chopper. [[spoiler: [[MoralEventHorizon Then Shepherd shoots them and lights them on fire, burning Roach alive.]]]]

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* BashBrothers: With Ghost in "Loose Ends". Then he got wounded by a mortar and Ghost dragged him to the evac chopper. [[spoiler: [[MoralEventHorizon [[spoiler:[[MoralEventHorizon Then Shepherd shoots them and lights them on fire, burning Roach alive.]]]]



* MeaningfulName: Roach survives a lot of crap, even for a [[WorldOfBadass Call Of Duty]] PlayerCharacter. [[spoiler: It takes him being clipped by a mortar, shot at point blank range with a revolver, and then SET ON FIRE while bleeding out to finally kill him.]]

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* MeaningfulName: Roach survives a lot of crap, even for a [[WorldOfBadass Call Of Duty]] PlayerCharacter. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It takes him being clipped by a mortar, shot at point blank range with a revolver, and then SET ON FIRE while bleeding out to finally kill him.]]



Commander of the US military task force invading Khaled Al-Asad's nation in ''Modern Warfare''. Afterwards, becomes commander of Task Force 141. [[spoiler: Who he then betrays. Turns out Shepherd [[BigBad ignited the war with Russia in the first place]] to get his name written into history as a hero and create a new era of American supremacy, after being [[DespairEventHorizon driven off the edge]] by losing 30,000 men to the nuclear bomb Al-Asad and Makarov detonated in the events of the first ''MW'' game.]]

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Commander of the US military task force invading Khaled Al-Asad's nation in ''Modern Warfare''. Afterwards, becomes commander of Task Force 141. [[spoiler: Who he then betrays. Turns out Shepherd [[BigBad ignited the war with Russia in the first place]] to get his name written into history as a hero and create a new era of American supremacy, after being [[DespairEventHorizon driven off the edge]] by losing 30,000 men to the nuclear bomb Al-Asad and Makarov detonated in the events of the first ''MW'' game.]]



** [[spoiler:The whole Shadow company, though far more competent than other in-game enemies, failed to stop Price and Soap. Shepherd nearly takes them down in one-on-two combat, ''after surviving a helicopter crash.'']]

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** [[spoiler:The whole Shadow company, Company, though far more competent than other in-game enemies, failed to stop Price and Soap. Shepherd nearly takes them down in one-on-two combat, ''after surviving a helicopter crash.'']]



* BaldOfEvil: [[spoiler: What he turns out to be.]]
* BigBadEnsemble: [[spoiler: Of ''Modern Warfare 2'' with Makarov.]]
* BigGood: At the start of the game, he seems to have this role, being a high-ranking and respected US Army general in charge of Task Force 141. [[spoiler: Subverted in "Loose Ends".]]
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler: He has made the whole thing in ''Modern Warfare 2''. It's revealed in ''Modern Warfare 3'' that fellow chessmaster Makarov was playing ''him'' too, but it still doesn't take much away from Shepherd's scheme in the previous game.]]
* ColonelKilgore: He sees the war as a time for heroes and legends and he brags all the time about how good the United States Armed Forces are… [[spoiler: but then we see how much of a warmonger he actually is and it ain't pretty]].
* DespairEventHorizon: Crossed it when [[spoiler: his entire task force was nuked in the first ''Modern Warfare.'']]

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* BaldOfEvil: [[spoiler: What [[spoiler:What he turns out to be.]]
* BigBadEnsemble: [[spoiler: Of [[spoiler:Of ''Modern Warfare 2'' with Makarov.]]
* BigGood: At the start of the game, he seems to have this role, being a high-ranking and respected US Army general in charge of Task Force 141. [[spoiler: Subverted [[spoiler:Subverted in "Loose Ends".]]
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He has made the whole thing in ''Modern Warfare 2''. It's revealed in ''Modern Warfare 3'' that fellow chessmaster Makarov was playing ''him'' too, but it still doesn't take much away from Shepherd's scheme in the previous game.]]
* ColonelKilgore: He sees the war as a time for heroes and legends and he brags all the time about how good the United States Armed Forces are… [[spoiler: but [[spoiler:but then we see how much of a warmonger he actually is and it ain't pretty]].
* DespairEventHorizon: Crossed it when [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his entire task force was nuked in the first ''Modern Warfare.'']]



* EvilPlan: [[spoiler: His is to start up a third world war to not only secure his own place in history as a hero, but to turn the United States from a nation full of apathetic and complacent citizens to one full of patriotic, war-mongering volunteers]].

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* EvilPlan: [[spoiler: His [[spoiler:His is to start up a third world war World War to not only secure his own place in history as a hero, but to turn the United States from a nation full of apathetic and complacent citizens to one full of patriotic, war-mongering volunteers]].



* FrontlineGeneral: In the first mission, he personally leads the Rangers across a bridge into battle. [[spoiler: Subverted in subsequent missions where he hides behind Shadow Company and even attempts to bomb his opponents rather than fight him.]]
* FourStarBadass: [[spoiler: In the final mission of ''Modern Warfare 2'' Shepherd goes toe-to-toe with Price and is actually ''winning''. Only a timely knife throw by Soap stops Price from being killed.]]

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* FrontlineGeneral: In the first mission, he personally leads the Rangers across a bridge into battle. [[spoiler: Subverted [[spoiler:Subverted in subsequent missions where he hides behind Shadow Company and even attempts to bomb his opponents rather than fight him.]]
* FourStarBadass: [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the final mission of ''Modern Warfare 2'' Shepherd goes toe-to-toe with Price and is actually ''winning''. Only a timely knife throw by Soap stops Price from being killed.]]



* HeroKiller: [[spoiler: He kills Ghost and Roach to tie up loose ends, and given that he fixed the plot to massacre a Russian airport and pin it on America, his scheming lead to Sgt. Allen's death as well]].

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* HeroKiller: [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He kills Ghost and Roach to tie up loose ends, and given that he fixed the plot to massacre a Russian airport and pin it on America, his scheming lead to Sgt. Allen's death as well]].



* {{Hypocrite}}: Talks greatly about loyalty, honor, and sacrifice [[spoiler: but shows no hesitation to use his men as fodder for the meatgrinder. He also mourns 30,000 soldiers but gets far more killed by inciting WW3]].

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Talks greatly about loyalty, honor, and sacrifice [[spoiler: but [[spoiler:but shows no hesitation to use his men as fodder for the meatgrinder. He also mourns 30,000 soldiers but gets far more killed by inciting WW3]].



* KnightTemplar: [[spoiler: Nothing is beyond the pale to achieving his ends.]]

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* KnightTemplar: [[spoiler: Nothing [[spoiler:Nothing is beyond the pale to achieving his ends.ends, even getting the US invaded by Russia.]]



* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: From Makarov, who's willing to go to increasingly brutal and questionable methods just to take down their enemies piece by piece, including killing or attempting to kill their own allies.]]

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* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: From [[spoiler:From Makarov, who's willing to go to increasingly brutal and questionable methods just to take down their enemies piece by piece, including killing or attempting to kill their own allies.]]



* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: [[spoiler: Soap and Price, whom he betrayed for being loose ends, kill him, with the help of fellow WorldWarIII co-conspirator Makarov, no less.]]

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* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: [[spoiler: Soap [[spoiler:Soap and Price, whom he betrayed for being loose ends, kill him, with the help of fellow WorldWarIII co-conspirator Makarov, no less.]]



* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: To Makarov. Taking into account all of the revelations of the third game, Makarov turned Shepherd into the WellIntentionedExtremist he had become in the second game through the nuclear detonation in 2011. In addition, if the safehouse level is compared to Makarov's actions starting in "Persona non Grata" in 3, it also reveals that he had been playing Shepherd like a fool through feeding false information the entire time.]]

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* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: To [[spoiler:To Makarov. Taking into account all of the revelations of the third game, Makarov turned Shepherd into the WellIntentionedExtremist he had become in the second game through the nuclear detonation in 2011. In addition, if the safehouse level is compared to Makarov's actions starting in "Persona non Grata" in 3, it also reveals that he had been playing Shepherd like a fool through feeding false information the entire time.]]



* WalkingSpoiler: Knowing too much about him gives away that [[spoiler: he's the main villain of ''[=MW2=]'']].

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* WalkingSpoiler: Knowing too much about him gives away that [[spoiler: he's [[spoiler:he's the main villain of ''[=MW2=]'']].



* WeHaveBecomeComplacent: Shepherd feels this about the citizens of the US, [[spoiler: and aims to turn this around by fixing World War III]].

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* WeHaveBecomeComplacent: Shepherd feels this about the citizens of the US, [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and aims to turn this around by fixing World War III]].



* DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler: Following Paul Jackson, he appears for a while as a player character before dying a horrible death.]]

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* DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler: Following [[spoiler:Following Paul Jackson, he appears for a while as a player character before dying a horrible death.]]



** [[spoiler: Every level where the action is focused on Price, Nikolai is this, sometimes twice]].

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** [[spoiler: Every [[spoiler:Every level where the action is focused on Price, Nikolai is this, sometimes twice]].



-->'''Nikolai:''' ''(witnessing the massive three-way fight between Task-Force 141, Makarov's men, and [[spoiler: Shadow Company]]) Price, I am approaching the boneyard. I see you do not have situation under control. Very unsafe to land. It looks like when I was in Afghanistan with the Soviets!''

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-->'''Nikolai:''' ''(witnessing the massive three-way fight between Task-Force 141, Makarov's men, and [[spoiler: Shadow [[spoiler:Shadow Company]]) Price, I am approaching the boneyard. I see you do not have situation under control. Very unsafe to land. It looks like when I was in Afghanistan with the Soviets!''



* BackForTheDead: [[spoiler: Appears in ''3'' after being absent in ''2'', only to be killed by Makarov in his second appearance in the former.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: Climax of the first ''Modern Warfare''. [[spoiler: About two minutes too late, though.]]

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* BackForTheDead: [[spoiler: Appears [[spoiler:Appears in ''3'' after being absent in ''2'', only to be killed by Makarov in his second appearance in the former.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: Climax of the first ''Modern Warfare''. [[spoiler: About [[spoiler:About two minutes too late, though.]]



* TheLoad: He really gets in the way of the SAS in his first appearance, to the point where Gaz holds him over a ledge and threatens to drop him if he won't stop it. They all get along much better in his next 3 appearances, though Soap lampshades this [[spoiler: when he doesn't respond on the radio]].
* LaResistance: Leader of the [[spoiler: Prague resistance forces against Ultranationalist occupation.]]

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* TheLoad: He really gets in the way of the SAS in his first appearance, to the point where Gaz holds him over a ledge and threatens to drop him if he won't stop it. They all get along much better in his next 3 appearances, though Soap lampshades this [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when he doesn't respond on the radio]].
* LaResistance: Leader of the [[spoiler: Prague [[spoiler:Prague resistance forces against Ultranationalist occupation.]]



* ReverseMole: [[spoiler: Infiltrated Makarov's inner circle to help Price in ''Modern Warfare 3''. Unfortunately, Makarov already knew he was a mole working against him and eventually kills him with Yuri, Soap, and Price all watching.]]

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* ReverseMole: [[spoiler: Infiltrated [[spoiler:Infiltrated Makarov's inner circle to help Price in ''Modern Warfare 3''. Unfortunately, Makarov already knew he was a mole working against him and eventually kills him with Yuri, Soap, and Price all watching.]]



Former Spetsnaz who thoroughly hates Makarov and his organization, and serves as the player character for the Task Force 141 missions in ''Modern Warfare 3''. [[spoiler: Was a former member of Makarov's inner circle, until his opposition to Makarov's increasing insanity led to his former boss shooting him and leaving him for dead.]]

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Former Spetsnaz who thoroughly hates Makarov and his organization, and serves as the player character for the Task Force 141 missions in ''Modern Warfare 3''. [[spoiler: Was a former member of Makarov's inner circle, until his opposition to Makarov's increasing insanity led to his former boss shooting him and leaving him for dead.]]



* HeelFaceTurn: During [[spoiler: "No Russian."]]

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* HeelFaceTurn: During [[spoiler: "No [[spoiler:"No Russian."]]



** In "Dust To Dust" he is [[spoiler: ''impaled on a spike of iron rebar'']] when he tells Price to go after Makarov. After [[spoiler: Price crashes Makarov's helicopter]], Yuri comes charging in to save the day, pistol blazing, and [[spoiler: Makarov has to shoot him three more times to actually put him down.]]

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** In "Dust To Dust" he is [[spoiler: ''impaled on a spike of iron rebar'']] when he tells Price to go after Makarov. After [[spoiler: Price [[spoiler:Price crashes Makarov's helicopter]], Yuri comes charging in to save the day, pistol blazing, and [[spoiler: Makarov [[spoiler:Makarov has to shoot him three more times to actually put him down.]]



* OnlySaneMan: [[spoiler: Was the only member of Makarov's Inner Circle to realize what a monster Makarov had become]].
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: Yuri's turning on Makarov lead to him being shot by Makarov twice - first at the airport right before the massacre, and much later when he's saving Price from being shot by Makarov. He barely survives his first shooting, but isn't so lucky the second time around.]]
* RememberTheNewGuy

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* OnlySaneMan: [[spoiler: Was [[spoiler:Was the only member of Makarov's Inner Circle to realize what a monster Makarov had become]].
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: Yuri's [[spoiler:Yuri's turning on Makarov lead to him being shot by Makarov twice - first at the airport right before the massacre, and much later when he's saving Price from being shot by Makarov. He barely survives his first shooting, but isn't so lucky the second time around.]]
* RememberTheNewGuyRememberTheNewGuy: [[spoiler:Despite being a friend of Makarov's before his HeelFaceTurn]], we don't learn about Yuri until ''3''.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Yuri is revealed to be a former member of Makarov's inner circle, until his opposition to Makarov's increasing insanity led to his former boss shooting him and leaving him for dead.]]



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Yuri wants Makarov dead. That's ''all'' that motivates him by the point in the story that he joins Price's group. It eventually culminates in the [[spoiler: two-man assault on the Oasis Hotel in Juggernaut armor.]]
* RussianGuySuffersMost: Out of all of the series' protagonists, he probably suffers the most beatings across a single game, including getting dumped off a cliff into a river, shot repeatedly in the stomach, impaled by a piece of rebar, knocked senseless in the mining complex, thrown down a flight of stairs [[spoiler: by Price]] and eventually [[spoiler: getting shot in the head/killed by Makarov.]]

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Yuri wants Makarov dead. That's ''all'' that motivates him by the point in the story that he joins Price's group. It eventually culminates in the [[spoiler: two-man [[spoiler:two-man assault on the Oasis Hotel in Juggernaut armor.]]
* RussianGuySuffersMost: Out of all of the series' protagonists, he probably suffers the most beatings across a single game, including getting dumped off a cliff into a river, shot repeatedly in the stomach, impaled by a piece of rebar, knocked senseless in the mining complex, thrown down a flight of stairs [[spoiler: by [[spoiler:by Price]] and eventually [[spoiler: getting [[spoiler:getting shot in the head/killed by Makarov.]]



* TrueCompanions: ''Averted'': Of all of the ''Modern Warfare'' characters who work with Price, Yuri is distinct in that he never truly ingratiates himself with Price, Nikolai, or Soap. When Price [[spoiler: learns that Yuri was once one of Makarov's trusted lieutenants]], he makes it clear afterwards that he doesn't care if Yuri lives or dies, and that Yuri has to "''keep up or be left behind''". Price does ''eventually'' warm to Yuri, but never to the same degree as he did to Soap, Nikolai, [=MacMillian=], Sandman, Griggs, or Gaz. Then again, Yuri's only with them for the sake of revenge on Makarov in the first place...

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* TrueCompanions: ''Averted'': Of all of the ''Modern Warfare'' characters who work with Price, Yuri is distinct in that he never truly ingratiates himself with Price, Nikolai, or Soap. When Price [[spoiler: learns [[spoiler:learns that Yuri was once one of Makarov's trusted lieutenants]], he makes it clear afterwards that he doesn't care if Yuri lives or dies, and that Yuri has to "''keep up or be left behind''". Price does ''eventually'' warm to Yuri, but never to the same degree as he did to Soap, Nikolai, [=MacMillian=], Sandman, Griggs, or Gaz. Then again, Yuri's only with them for the sake of revenge on Makarov in the first place...



OPFOR refers to the Middle Eastern revolutionary movement led by warlord Khaled Al-Asad. Al-Asad is believed to be collaborating with the Ultranationalist party by drawing the attention of the United States away from the Russian civil war through their own uprising. The Ultranationalists return their favor with [[spoiler: Russian nuclear weapons]].

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OPFOR refers to the Middle Eastern revolutionary movement led by warlord Khaled Al-Asad. Al-Asad is believed to be collaborating with the Ultranationalist party by drawing the attention of the United States away from the Russian civil war through their own uprising. The Ultranationalists return their favor with [[spoiler: Russian nuclear weapons]].
weapons.



* DirtyCoward: He is explicitly called this by Nikolai when he explains [[spoiler: how he knows that Al-Asad is still alive after nuking his own capital.]]
* NukeEm: [[spoiler: Apparently]] does this to [[spoiler: the ''entire'' Marine task force]] in the first Modern Warfare. [[spoiler:Later revealed to have been at the behest of Makarov, who ordered the nuclear detonation.]]

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* DirtyCoward: He is explicitly called this by Nikolai when he explains [[spoiler: how [[spoiler:how he knows that Al-Asad is still alive after nuking his own capital.]]
* NukeEm: [[spoiler: Apparently]] [[spoiler:Apparently]] does this to [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the ''entire'' Marine task force]] in the first Modern Warfare. [[spoiler:Later revealed to have been at the behest of Makarov, who ordered the nuclear detonation.]]



* SinisterShades: Never seen without them, [[spoiler: except as he's beaten up and then executed by Price.]]
* SmugSnake: [[spoiler: He loses this as Price beats him and then kills him.]]

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* SinisterShades: Never seen without them, [[spoiler: except [[spoiler:except as he's beaten up and then executed by Price.]]
* SmugSnake: [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He loses this as Price beats him and then kills him.]]



** Really, his entire role was to draw the US's attention away from the civil war in Russia. The [[spoiler: nuclear bomb]] that he used on the Marines was [[spoiler:actually set off by Makarov, to both kill American troops and keep the blame pinned on Al-Asad.]]

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** Really, his entire role was to draw the US's attention away from the civil war in Russia. The [[spoiler: nuclear [[spoiler:nuclear bomb]] that he used on the Marines was [[spoiler:actually set off by Makarov, to both kill American troops and keep the blame pinned on Al-Asad.]]



* DisproportionateRetribution / NukeEm: His response to [[spoiler: his son's death]].

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* DisproportionateRetribution / NukeEm: His response to [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his son's death]].



* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: [[spoiler: Nobody knows that he is involved in the conflict until Price answers the call on Al-Asad's phone.]]
* OnlyAFleshWound: [[spoiler: He was able to survive for ''15 years'' after Price blew his arm off.]]
* PapaWolf: He does ''not'' take [[spoiler: his son's suicide]] well.

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* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: [[spoiler: Nobody [[spoiler:Nobody knows that he is involved in the conflict until Price answers the call on Al-Asad's phone.]]
* OnlyAFleshWound: [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He was able to survive for ''15 years'' after Price blew his arm off.]]
* PapaWolf: He does ''not'' take [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his son's suicide]] well.



* TheQuietOne: Throughout the whole ''Modern Warfare'' series, he is only seen speaking twice; when he gives a speech in ''Ultimatum'' and when he attempt to strike a bargain deal in [[spoiler: Yuri's]] flashback trying to bargain with a dealer.
* SoftSpokenSadist: In his speech, the first and only time we hear him talk, he speaks in a very calm, deep and almost emotionless tone. The result is quite creepy
* WhyDontYaJustShootHim: [[spoiler: Played straight in the first game, when Soap shoots him on the bridge thanks to the timely distraction of a Loyalist helicopter flyby. Deconstructed in the second, where the Ultranationalists portrays him as a martyr gunned down by evil Americans while fighting the corrupt government.]]

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* TheQuietOne: Throughout the whole ''Modern Warfare'' series, he is only seen speaking twice; when he gives a speech in ''Ultimatum'' and when he attempt attempts to strike a bargain deal in [[spoiler: Yuri's]] [[spoiler:Yuri's]] flashback trying to bargain with a dealer.
* SoftSpokenSadist: In his speech, the first and only time we hear him talk, talk in the original, he speaks in a very calm, deep and almost emotionless tone. The result is quite creepy
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* WhyDontYaJustShootHim: [[spoiler: Played [[spoiler:Played straight in the first game, when Soap shoots him on the bridge thanks to the timely distraction of a Loyalist helicopter flyby. Deconstructed in the second, where the Ultranationalists portrays him as a martyr gunned down by evil Americans while fighting the corrupt government.]]
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* DirtyCoward: He is explicitly called this by Nikolai when he explains [[spoiler: how he knows that Al-Asad is still alive after nuking his own capital.]]


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* DirtyCoward: He is explicitly called this by Nikolai when he explains [[spoiler: how he knows that Al-Asad is still alive after nuking his own capital.]]
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** [[spoiler: Actually a SubvertedTrope for the former: ''Modern Warfare 3'' subtly reveals that Makarov was actually doing this to ''him'', based on the fact that Makarov actually had more resources and influence on hand than initially thought. Having Price and Soap kill Shepherd for him was simply convenience.]]

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** [[spoiler: Actually a SubvertedTrope for the former: ''Modern Warfare 3'' subtly reveals that Makarov was actually doing this to ''him'', based on the fact that Makarov the latter actually had more resources and influence on hand than initially thought. Having Price and Soap kill Shepherd for him was simply convenience.]]




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* GeneralFailure: Despite Makarov's immense success in getting control of Russia's military and launching attacks against America as well as Europe, they're also massive failures. [[spoiler: The invasion of the United States is a complete boondoggle due to Price's missile and the Russian military is in full-retreat after five days. The European Invasion kills millions but is doomed without the use of nuclear weapons (which he doesn't have).]]

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* GeneralFailure: Despite Makarov's immense success in getting control of Russia's military and launching attacks against America as well as Europe, they're also massive failures. [[spoiler: The invasion of the United States is a complete boondoggle due to Price's missile and the Russian military is in full-retreat after five days. The European Invasion kills millions but is doomed without the use of Russia's nuclear weapons arsenal (which he doesn't have).have the access codes to, and why he had Vorshevsky captured in the first place).]]
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** In [=MW3=], the loading screen of "Stronghold" briefly shows a partial list of Soap's decorations. Among them is a ''Victoria Cross'' (pretty much the equivalent of the American nilitary's Medal of Honor).

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** In [=MW3=], the loading screen of "Stronghold" briefly shows a partial list of Soap's decorations. Among them is a ''Victoria Cross'' (pretty much the equivalent of the American nilitary's military's Medal of Honor).
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* TranquilFury: His speech before the final mission in Modern Warfare 2 is dripping with this.
** [[spoiler: Also does this again while on his RoaringRampageOfRevenge against Makarov, not raising his voice throughout the entire deal unless he has to and keeping his head almost completely, but you can tell he is ''[[UnstoppableRage furious]] ''over Soap's death at Makarov's hands.]]
* UnstoppableRage: Price didn't take [[spoiler: Soap's death]] well, to put it bluntly, and although he is [[TranquilFury completely focused and relatively composed]] in [[spoiler: ""Dust to Dust", you can tell that he's not leaving the hotel until Makarov is in a body bag. It really shows when Price finally catches him and [[ExtremeMeleeRevenge beats]] [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown him]] to a barely living paste before lynching him.]]
* UnexplainedRecovery

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* TranquilFury: TranquilFury:
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His speech before the final mission in Modern Warfare 2 is dripping with this.
** [[spoiler: Also does this again
this, where he keeps an even voice even while stating [[spoiler:his intention to get revenge on his RoaringRampageOfRevenge against Makarov, not raising his voice throughout the entire deal unless he has to and keeping his head almost completely, but you can tell he is ''[[UnstoppableRage furious]] ''over Soap's death at Makarov's hands.General Shephard.]]
* UnstoppableRage: Price didn't take [[spoiler: Soap's death]] well, ** [[spoiler:Also does this again while on his RoaringRampageOfRevenge against Makarov, not raising his voice throughout the entire deal unless he has to put it bluntly, and although he is [[TranquilFury completely focused and relatively composed]] in [[spoiler: ""Dust to Dust", keeping his head almost completely, but you can tell that he's not leaving the hotel until Makarov he is in a body bag. It really shows when Price finally catches him and [[ExtremeMeleeRevenge beats]] [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown him]] to a barely living paste before lynching him.''[[UnstoppableRage furious]] ''over Soap's death at Makarov's hands.]]
* UnexplainedRecoveryUnstoppableRage: Price didn't take [[spoiler:Soap's death]] well, to put it bluntly, and although he is [[TranquilFury completely focused and relatively composed]] in [[spoiler:"Dust to Dust", you can tell that he's not leaving the hotel until Makarov is in a body bag. It really shows when Price finally catches him and [[ExtremeMeleeRevenge beats him]] to a barely living paste first before lynching him.]]
* UnexplainedRecovery: In ''Modern Warfare 2'' he shows up in a gulag despite last being seen getting medical attention after getting injured on the bridge in the original.



* BashBrothers: With Price. [[HolyShitQuotient And fucking how!]]

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* BashBrothers: With Price. [[HolyShitQuotient And fucking how!]]Price, tearing through many a terrorist, criminal, and mercenary together.



* DentedIron: Despite taking an absurd amount of punishment in all three games, [[spoiler: the knife wound caused by Shepherd opens up again in ''3'' after he takes the blast of a bomb and he bleeds to death.]]
* EtTuBrute: [[spoiler: Unlike Price, who never trusted Shepherd, he definitely felt this way when the American General betrayed them.]]

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* DentedIron: Despite taking an absurd amount of punishment in all three games, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the knife wound caused by Shepherd opens up again in ''3'' after he takes the blast of a bomb and he bleeds to death.]]
* EtTuBrute: [[spoiler: Unlike [[spoiler:Unlike Price, who never trusted Shepherd, he definitely felt this way when the American General betrayed them.]]



* ImplacableMan

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* ImplacableManImplacableMan: Soap can take a ridiculous amount of punishment and just keep on coming.



* KnifeNut

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* KnifeNutKnifeNut: Is noted to be very good with a knife.



* PermaStubble
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:In ''Modern Warfare 2'''s ending, alongside Price.]]

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PermaStubble: In ''2'' and ''3'' he sports a shaved beard.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:In ''Modern Warfare 2'''s ending, alongside Price.Price against General Shepherd and the Shadow Company.]]



** Takes one between "F.N.G." and "Game Over!", then takes about 30 in the 5 year gap. From the first moments of your time as Roach he makes this obvious.
** In [=MW3=], the loading screen of "Stronghold" briefly shows a partial list of Soap's decorations. Among them is a ''Victoria Cross'' (pretty much the equivalent of the American Military's Medal of Honor).

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** Takes one between "F.N.G." and "Game Over!", then takes about 30 in the 5 year gap.gap between the original and ''Modern Warfare 2''. From the first moments of your time as Roach he makes this obvious.
** In [=MW3=], the loading screen of "Stronghold" briefly shows a partial list of Soap's decorations. Among them is a ''Victoria Cross'' (pretty much the equivalent of the American Military's nilitary's Medal of Honor).



* HeroicMime

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PlayerCharacter: For the one British mission of ''Modern Warfare 3''.
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