History Characters / QuakeIV

2nd May '17 1:17:42 PM MrKosta
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* RuggedScar: He has a big scar over his right eye.
2nd May '17 1:15:45 PM MrKosta
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* AFatherToHisMen: He cares for all members of his squad. His reaction to [[spoiler:Bidwell's death]] speaks volumes.


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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He's stern, but fair and likable. [[spoiler:This makes his stroggification and death a bigger PlayerPunch]].
2nd May '17 1:09:45 PM MrKosta
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's an arrogant, whiny InsufferableGenius, but he's as determined to save humanity from the Strogg menace as any other member of the squad.
18th Mar '17 11:49:50 AM infernape612
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* AnimalMotifs

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* AnimalMotifsAnimalMotifs: Rhinoes, of course.



-->''"I hear their voices when I sleep. I've seen the worst of war. But I can't escape the images of the Strogg. A metallic spine, jutting awkwardly through muscle. [[BodyHorror Flesh and bone fused with wires and steel.]] I hear their voices when I sleep. Created for war, and fueled by the blood of their enemy. But this isn't just a nightmare, [[spoiler:it's who I've become]]."''

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-->''"I ->''"I hear their voices when I sleep. I've seen the worst of war. But I can't escape the images of the Strogg. A metallic spine, jutting awkwardly through muscle. [[BodyHorror Flesh and bone fused with wires and steel.]] I hear their voices when I sleep. Created for war, and fueled by the blood of their enemy. But this isn't just a nightmare, [[spoiler:it's who I've become]]."''
27th Dec '16 1:00:38 PM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}: Very much so. See also NoodleIncident below.
** EmpoweredBadassNormal: [[spoiler:After his Stroggification]].



* EmpoweredBadassNormal: [[spoiler:After his Stroggification]].



* InformedAbility: His backstory puts him in {{badass}} levels. However, he rarely does something of importance in-game, aside of destroying a Strogg at the beginning of the game with few shots and [[spoiler:helping Kane to reach the last tower near the end of it]].

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* InformedAbility: His backstory puts him in {{badass}} badass levels. However, he rarely does something of importance in-game, aside of destroying a Strogg at the beginning of the game with few shots and [[spoiler:helping Kane to reach the last tower near the end of it]].
20th Jan '16 5:15:38 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* PhlebotinumRebel: The Strogg obviously never watched a Showa era ''KamenRider'' installment, or they'd know you have to [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwash]] your victims ''before'' you [[spoiler: turn them into cyborgs]].

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* PhlebotinumRebel: The Strogg obviously never watched a Showa era ''KamenRider'' ''Franchise/KamenRider'' installment, or they'd know you have to [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwash]] your victims ''before'' you [[spoiler: turn them into cyborgs]].
2nd Dec '15 6:12:04 PM Joylock
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* ShoutOut: Look at his name.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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Look at his name.name.
** His name is also extremely similar to the name of the main villain from the new ''Wolfenstein'' series (who was also an InsufferableGenius German scientist), the first two games of which (''Return to Castle Wolfenstein'' and ''Wolfenstein'') were also developed by Raven Software.




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* WeaponOfChoice: Cortez fights with a unique, customized version of the machine gun that's been modified into a semi-auto sniper rifle. It does significantly increased damage, and when you first meet him he takes out multiple Strogg (including a Berserker) in the space of a couple seconds with it.
23rd Aug '15 2:30:26 PM TheAimz
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!!Nikolai 'Sledge' Sledjonovitch (Lance Corporal)

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!!Nikolai 'Sledge' "Sledge" Sledjonovitch (Lance Corporal)


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* BrutalHonesty: He doesn't mince his words with regards to [[spoiler:Kane's new appearance]].
--> ''May I be the first to say you look like '''shit'''.''
23rd Aug '15 2:26:51 PM TheAimz
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* ChildProdigy: According to his [[AllThereInTheManual backstory]].



* ScaryBlackMan: He is a very stern man with a no-nonsense attitude.

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* ScaryBlackMan: He is a very stern man with a no-nonsense attitude.attitude, with a fondness for [[TrainingFromHell brutal training]].
* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: [[spoiler:He is suddenly and brutally impaled by a Harvester's leg.]]



* [[spoiler:NeverFoundTheBody]]: [[spoiler:Since his body was dragged by a Strogg Scientist, we don't know if he was dead or Stroggified]].
* NiceGuy: He is, perhaps, the friendliest member of Rhino Squad and an all-round nice chap. [[spoiler:Guess who doesn't survive to the end of the game.]]

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* [[spoiler:NeverFoundTheBody]]: NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler:Since his body he was last seen being dragged away by a Strogg Scientist, we don't know if he was dead killed or Stroggified]].
* NiceGuy: He is, perhaps, is one of the friendliest member members of Rhino Squad and an all-round nice chap. [[spoiler:Guess who doesn't survive tends to be quite chipper.
* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: [[spoiler:He is ambushed and snatched away by a Strogg Scientist when accompanying
the end of the game.newly-Stroggified Kane.]]



* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:He is fully self-aware after being Stroggified, but is unable to stop himself from attacking Kane. He spends the entire boss fight against him pleading with Kane to run.]]
* BigShutUp: He lets out a huge one at Strauss in frustration after [[spoiler:Bidwell's death]].



* [[spoiler:TragicMonster: He gets Stroggified into a mech-like boss monster, but retains enough self-awareness to try and warn Kane before he goes berserk and attacks him]].
* [[spoiler:WasOnceAMan]]

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* [[spoiler:TragicMonster: He TragicMonster: [[spoiler:He gets Stroggified into a mech-like boss monster, but retains enough self-awareness to try and warn Kane before he goes berserk and attacks him]].
* [[spoiler:WasOnceAMan]]
WasOnceAMan: [[spoiler:After his Stroggification.]]



* TheCaptain: After [[spoiler:Voss]]'s stroggification and death.

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* TheCaptain: After [[spoiler:Voss]]'s [[spoiler:Voss' stroggification and death.]]



* ScaryBlackMan
* YouAreInCommandNow

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* ScaryBlackMan
* YouAreInCommandNow
YouAreInCommandNow: [[spoiler:He is promoted to Lieutenant after Voss' death.]]



* BoisterousBruiser

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* BoisterousBruiserBoisterousBruiser: He comes across as loudest and most outgoing member of the squad.



* StuffBlowingUp

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* StuffBlowingUp
StuffBlowingUp: He's a gifted demolitions expert, and is very enthusiastic about it.
23rd Aug '15 2:10:06 PM TheAimz
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!!!This page contains some unmarked spoilers.



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* {{Badass}}: WordOfGod said that he's surnamed Kane because it's said that the creator of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' have always used a hard "K" sound in the names of his heroes. Plus, Kane just sounds badass.
** [[spoiler:EmpoweredBadassNormal]]: [[spoiler:After his Stroggification]].
* [[spoiler:CursedWithAwesome]]

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* {{Badass}}: AwesomeMcCoolName: WordOfGod said that he's surnamed Kane because it's said that the creator of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' have always used a hard "K" sound in the names of his heroes. Plus, Kane just sounds badass.
* {{Badass}}: Very much so. See also NoodleIncident below.
** [[spoiler:EmpoweredBadassNormal]]: EmpoweredBadassNormal: [[spoiler:After his Stroggification]].
* [[spoiler:CursedWithAwesome]]BodyHorror: [[spoiler:His Strogg modifications aren't pretty, to say the least.]]
* CursedWithAwesome: [[spoiler:His Stroggification is, naturally, a horrific, agonising and traumatising experience. However, his new modifications grant him strengths and abilities that make him humanity's best hope.]]
* {{Cyborg}}: [[spoiler:After his Stroggification.]]



* [[spoiler:RogueDrone: Although it's more of a case of a person never fully turned into a hive member in the first place.]]

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* [[spoiler:RogueDrone: Although RogueDrone: [[spoiler:Although it's more of a case of a person never fully turned into a hive member in the first place.]]



* [[spoiler:UnwillingRoboticisation]]
* [[spoiler:WasOnceAMan]]

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* [[spoiler:UnwillingRoboticisation]]
* [[spoiler:WasOnceAMan]]
UnwillingRoboticisation: Unwilling and very, very painful.



Tropes related with him:
* BadassBookworm: Despite being every bit the InsufferableGenius, he's more than capable of holding his own in a fight. In an off-screen adventure he even manages to fight his way to safety while trapped alone deep behind enemy lines while [[spoiler:Kane was busy getting raped by the Makron and being turned into a Strogg]].

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* BadassBookworm: Despite being every bit the InsufferableGenius, he's more than capable of holding his own in a fight. In an off-screen adventure he even manages to fight his way to safety while trapped alone deep behind enemy lines while [[spoiler:Kane was busy getting raped by the Makron and being turned into a Strogg]].



* GermanicDepressives
* GermanicEfficiency
* InsufferableGenius
* NamesTheSame: Shares his name with the famous composer.
* {{Nerdgasm}}: He admits to Kane that he's jealous of him, simply because [[spoiler:Kane is seeing awesome technology he can't]]. [[invoked]]

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* GermanicDepressives
* GermanicEfficiency
* InsufferableGenius
* NamesTheSame: Shares his name with
GermanicDepressives: To an extent. He's one of the famous composer.
most no-nonsense characters in the game.
* GermanicEfficiency: German and very tech-savvy.
* InsufferableGenius: Very much so. He is incredibly smart and talented, but has a habit of berating those he deems less intelligent than himself.
* {{Nerdgasm}}: He [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] - towards the end of the game he admits to Kane that he's jealous of him, simply because [[spoiler:Kane is seeing awesome technology he can't]]. [[invoked]]can't]].



* TookALevelInBadass: Strauss starts off as whiny and a bit of a coward, but after [[spoiler:Kane is Stroggified]], he manages to escape the facility completely by himself (according to chatter from other soldiers) and is significantly more assertive and fearless.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Strauss starts off as whiny and a bit of a coward, but after [[spoiler:Kane is Stroggified]], he manages to escape the facility completely by himself (according to chatter from other soldiers) soldiers, although Sledge is doubtful) and is significantly more assertive and fearless.



* InformedAbility: His backstory puts him in {{badass}} levels. However, he rarely does something of importance in-game, aside of destroying a Strogg at the beginning of the game with dew shots and [[spoiler:helping Kane to reach the last tower near the end of it]].

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* InformedAbility: His backstory puts him in {{badass}} levels. However, he rarely does something of importance in-game, aside of destroying a Strogg at the beginning of the game with dew few shots and [[spoiler:helping Kane to reach the last tower near the end of it]].



* DeadpanSnarker

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* DeadpanSnarkerDeadpanSnarker: Probably the snarkiest member of Rhino Squad.



* HuskyRusskie

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* HuskyRusskieHuskyRusskie: To an extent. He's physically very strong and is built like a truck, although he is more intelligent than most examples of the trope.



* MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong

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* MotherRussiaMakesYouStrongMotherRussiaMakesYouStrong: He's probably the beefiest member of Rhino Squad, he's the Heavy Weapons expert, and, well, he once beat a Strogg to death with his bare hands.



* [[spoiler:BlackDudeDiesFirst, ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice by a Harvester's leg. Ouch.]]

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* [[spoiler:BlackDudeDiesFirst, BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[spoiler: ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice by a Harvester's leg. Ouch.]]



* [[spoiler:ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice]]
* NumberTwo
* ScaryBlackMan

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* [[spoiler:ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice]]
ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
* NumberTwo
NumberTwo: To Voss.
* ScaryBlackManScaryBlackMan: He is a very stern man with a no-nonsense attitude.
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