History Characters / ResidentEvil4

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* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: You can show your "appreciation" towards the Merchant's high prices by slashing him with your knife or shooting him, which will kill him on the spot. On Normal, he'll respawn in the next area but on Professional, [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment he'll stay dead for the rest of the game]], so do so at your own risk.
24th Mar '16 12:31:58 PM WanderingBrowser
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* AttackItsWeakspot: Exposed Plagas are generally the only way to quickly take down their hosts.

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* AttackItsWeakspot: AnAxeToGrind: Handaxes are among the many weapons commonly carried by Plaga hosts.
** The Executioner Majini carries an ''enormous'' executioner's axe/[[DropTheHammer sledgehammer]] hybrid as a melee weapon.
* AttackItsWeakPoint:
Exposed Plagas are generally the only way to quickly take down their hosts.hosts.
** Garradors ''cannot'' be killed any other way, due to being covered in thick armor.



* BigCreepyCrawlies: On a technical level, the Plagas themselves, which as macroparasites are much larger than the viruses that were used in earlier games. The more mature Plagas look sort of like bugs and other creepy crawlies; centipedes, worms, spiders, and squiggly things you'd find under a rock.

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* BigCreepyCrawlies: On a technical level, the Plagas themselves, which as macroparasites are much larger than the viruses that were used in earlier games. The more mature Plagas look sort of like bugs and other creepy crawlies; centipedes, worms, spiders, leeches, and other squiggly things you'd find under a rock.



** The Marshland Majini, the members of the Ndipaya and Sodibaya tribes infected with the experimental Type 3 Plagas, play it straight, with flayed-looking arms, hearts that have swollen until they visibly burst through the chest, and cheeks that rot away to expose a permanent rictus snarl of teeth.
* ChainsawGood: Both the Spain and Kijuju outbreaks have special Plaga hosts who carry chainsaws as weapons. These mini-boss characters can soak up a disproportionately high amount of damage and dish out a OneHitKill attack.

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** The Marshland Majini, the members of the Ndipaya and Sodibaya tribes infected with the experimental Type 3 Plagas, play it straight, with corpse-green skin, flayed-looking arms, hearts that have swollen until they visibly burst through the chest, and cheeks that rot away to expose a permanent rictus snarl of teeth.
** Ndesu's body is covered in crudely-stitched gashes, from which ''huge'' leech-like Plagas burst forth after it takes enough damage.
** Regeneradors and Iron Maidens have mutated into barely human monsters with triple-jawed, otherwise featureless faces.
** U3 has a tentacle in lieu of an arm, an oversized lolling tongue, a lower jaw that's crudely broken into mandibles, and has mutated into a vaguely tauric body configuration.
* ChainsawGood: Both the Spain and Kijuju outbreaks have special Plaga hosts who carry chainsaws as weapons.weapons (Dr. Salvador and the Bella Sisters in Spain, the Chainsaw Men in Kijuju). These mini-boss characters can soak up a disproportionately high amount of damage and dish out a OneHitKill attack.



* EliteMooks: Both outbreaks have specialised Plaga hosts who aren't "true" bosses, but are much, much more dangerous than the normal Plaga hosts. The chainsaw-wielding Dr. Salvador, Bella Sisters, and Chainsaw Men are {{Mighty Glacier}}s who can dish out a OneHitKill. The Garradors are armored {{Lightning Bruiser}}s who can only be hurt if you AttackItsWeakSpot. The Regeneradors and Iron Maidens have a HealingFactor that makes them almost impossible to kill without specialised equipment and precise aim. The Executioner Majini is a massively powerful MightyGlacier. The Big Men and Giant Tribal Majini are both MadeOfIron even by Majini standards and deal far more damage than their basic comrades.



** Also, the switch over from Tribal/Marshland Majini in acts 3 and 4 to Base Majini in acts 5 and 6; now ''they have guns too''.
* HealingFactor: The Plaga-based B.O.Ws called Regeneradors and Iron Maidens have this ability, but have lost their human form as a result.



* MoreDakka: The Base Majini all wield AK-74s, having enough of their old minds to shoot guns, but not really enough to aim very well. Taken UpToEleven with the Gatling Gun Majini (and their spiritual predecessor, J.J the unique Gando), who all wield [[GatlingGood massive gatling guns]].



* NoWomansLand: Zigzagged; there are female hosts, but these generally only appear in the first region, being replaced by male hosts in later areas. Played straight with the Type 3 Plagas from the Kijuju incident, who are genetically incompatible with female and child hosts, killing them if they try to infect them.
* OneHitKill: Chainsaw-wielding hosts, the centipede-like "Type 1 B" Plaga, and the Duvalia can all kill you with a single strike.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The eyes of a Plaga's host turn bright red once it has control. When a Type 2 Plaga infects a new hose, they actually bleed from their eyes, nose and mouth as a side effect of the physical control.

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* NoWomansLand: Zigzagged; there are female hosts, but these generally only appear in the first region, region and are far rarer than males, being replaced entirely by male hosts in later areas. Played straight with Somewhat justified; there were plans for female Zealot Ganados, but these were scrapped, and the "Mercenary Ganados" are, well, based on mercenaries, so they wouldn't be likely to have any female members. Meanwhile, the Type 3 Plagas from the Kijuju incident, who incident are genetically incompatible with female and child hosts, killing them if they try to infect them.
* OneHitKill: Chainsaw-wielding hosts, the centipede-like "Type 1 B" Plaga, Plaga in ''4'', and the Duvalia in ''5'' can all kill you with a single strike.
* OurGiantsAreBigger: The ogre/giant-like El Gigante and Ndesu are massive, hugely strong and dangerously violent Plaga hosts.
* RaisingTheSteaks: Plaga-infested canines appear in both outbreaks. Spain's Colmillios lash out with CombatTentacles, whilst Kijuju's Adjules can split their heads in half to bite your player character in half.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The eyes of a Plaga's host turn bright red once it has control. When a Type 2 Plaga infects a new hose, host, they actually bleed from their eyes, nose and mouth as a side effect of the physical control.



* TechnicallyLivingZombies: A Plaga's host displays some zombie like traits, such as a resistance to pain, mindless violence towards those not infected, bloodlust, savage and impulsive behaviors, and a hunger for flesh, but are still living creatures, just subsumed by the bestial urges of the parasite within them.
* WeakenedByTheLight: Ultraviolet light is anathema to Plagas. Consequently, Type 1s won't expose themselves until night falls. Type 2s have had this trait weakened and so will operate in the day without harm. Both types, however, cannot withstand the concentrated light released from a Flash Grenade, making these TrickBombs a OneHitKill weapon against them.

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* TechnicallyLivingZombies: TechnicallyLivingZombie: A Plaga's host displays some zombie like traits, such as a resistance to pain, mindless violence towards those not infected, bloodlust, savage and impulsive behaviors, and a hunger for flesh, but are still living creatures, just subsumed by the bestial urges of the parasite within them.
them. This is slightly more pronounced in Type 2 Plaga hosts, who have an instinctive directive to "spread the infection" as far and as fast as possible.
* WeakenedByTheLight: Ultraviolet light is anathema to Plagas. Consequently, Type 1s won't expose themselves until night falls. Type 2s have had this trait weakened and so will operate in the day without harm. Both types, however, cannot withstand the concentrated light released from a Flash Grenade, making these TrickBombs {{Trick Bomb}}s a OneHitKill weapon against them.
18th Mar '16 7:20:35 AM CybranGeneralSturm
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: A minor example. When you play with the default outfit, Ashley won't let you look under her skirt if she's above you (she'll close her legs and admonish you for trying). Playing with either of the unlockable, pants equipped outfits, and she doesn't respond if you try the same thing. Leon will also fall to one knee after catching her in his arms when she jumps down from a ledge that's too high for her to safely land if she's wearing the armor and will stand up clutching his back in pain.

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: DevelopersForesight: A minor example. When you play with the default outfit, Ashley won't let you look under her skirt if she's above you (she'll close her legs and admonish you for trying). Playing with either of the unlockable, pants equipped outfits, and she doesn't respond if you try the same thing. Leon will also fall to one knee after catching her in his arms when she jumps down from a ledge that's too high for her to safely land if she's wearing the armor and will stand up clutching his back in pain.
18th Mar '16 12:14:19 AM WanderingBrowser
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* BrattyHalfPint: An adult version. He's a grown man with a midget body, and his tantrums is that of a little spoiled brat.

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* BodyHorror: Due to a genetic defect, he's the size of a child, but he's already got gray, stringy hair and wrinkled skin that makes him look like a dying old man.
* BrattyHalfPint: An adult A twisted version. He's a grown man with a midget body, and his tantrums is that of a little spoiled brat.



* DepravedDwarf

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* DepravedDwarfDepravedDwarf: He's short, but he's also a monster willing to destroy the world.



* GigglingVillain

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* GigglingVillainGigglingVillain: He has this obnoxious little giggle that he busts out whenever he thinks he has the situation under control. Fortunately, as you progress, he finds less and less reason to laugh.



%%* BlondGuysAreEvil: Yup.
* BloodKnight: He enjoys the thrill of the battle, and he's a lot in the head.

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%%* * BlondGuysAreEvil: Yup.
He's blonde, a traitor to his country, [[spoiler: willing to take a mutagenic viral agent into his body in exchange for the power it will offer,]] part of a ploy to to destroy the human race...Yup, he fits.
* BloodKnight: He enjoys the thrill of the battle, and acts like he's having a lot ball during his duel with Leon in the head.''4''.



* DirtyCoward: Played with in ''Darkside Chronicles''. In the last few missions, Krauser essentially breaks under the strain, scrambling with fear from the giant viral monsters attacking him and Leon, even (mentally) desperately begging Leon to save his ass when he thought the odds were too great. Despite all this, and an extremely injured arm, he fights competently and professionally and never really lets any of this show.

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* DirtyCoward: Played with in ''Darkside Chronicles''. In the last few missions, Krauser essentially breaks under the strain, scrambling with fear from the giant viral monsters attacking him and Leon, even (mentally) desperately begging Leon to save his ass when he thought the odds were too great. Despite all this, and an extremely injured arm, he fights competently and professionally and never really lets any of this show.show, so really closer to CowardlyLion.



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%%* LastNameBasis: Jack, who's Jack?

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%%* * {{Hypocrite}}
%%* * LastNameBasis: Everybody refers to him as "Krauser", making his first name, Jack, who's Jack?hard to find.


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[[folder: Las Plagas and Hosts]]
Behavior-altering macroparasitic organisms that infest other life forms and compel them to form hive-like social structures, existing only to spread and to defend the group. First unearthed centuries ago in a remote part of Europe, implicitly somewhere near Spain, they became the centerpiece of a mad cult, Los Illuminados, before being sealed away by the Castellan of the region. Generations later, Ramon Salazar, eight of his line, unearthed them from the depths of his castle and revived the cult, which made plans to spread itself to the United States of America.

Although that plan was thwarted by Leon Kennedy, samples of the plagas were recovered and joined the T-Virus and its derivatives on the bio-terror black market. Tricell would later develop and deploy genetically upgraded Type 2 and Type 3 Plagas in the African country of Kijuju, and derivatives of the Type 2 Plaga would be used as bio-weapons in the Eastern Slav Civil War incident.

The hosts of Las Plagas are referred to as Ganados (literally "The Herd" or "The Cattle") in Europe and as Majini (literally "Wicked People") in Africa.
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* AttackItsWeakspot: Exposed Plagas are generally the only way to quickly take down their hosts.
** Duvalias can only be harmed by attacking the "tail" made from their host body's shredded upper torso that they drag behind them.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: On a technical level, the Plagas themselves, which as macroparasites are much larger than the viruses that were used in earlier games. The more mature Plagas look sort of like bugs and other creepy crawlies; centipedes, worms, spiders, and squiggly things you'd find under a rock.
** The Novistadors are Plaga-based insect hosts which look something like a locust, something like a mantis, and something more like something out of an entemophobe's nightmare. They're giant flying bugs that can ''turn invisible'' and ''melt your face off with HollywoodAcid'' to eat your brains.
* BodyHorror:
** Averted with most general Plaga hosts; it's the fact you can't tell that they're infected that makes them scary.
** Played straight when Plagas expose themselves in response to damage.
** The Marshland Majini, the members of the Ndipaya and Sodibaya tribes infected with the experimental Type 3 Plagas, play it straight, with flayed-looking arms, hearts that have swollen until they visibly burst through the chest, and cheeks that rot away to expose a permanent rictus snarl of teeth.
* ChainsawGood: Both the Spain and Kijuju outbreaks have special Plaga hosts who carry chainsaws as weapons. These mini-boss characters can soak up a disproportionately high amount of damage and dish out a OneHitKill attack.
* CombatTentacles: The "Plaga Type 1 A" from the European outbreak and the "Cephalo" Type 2 from the African outbreak both wield a strange combination of this and EpicFlail. The Type 1 A is a shapeless mass of tentacles, with one huge tentacle tipped with a serrated bone blade, which it whips around to hack Leon with. The Cephalo is a tentacle/centipede hybrid that ends in jagged spurs of bone; it spins itself around and around in constant arcs as the host strides forward, slashing at anyone in its way.
* DeadWeight: The aptly named "Big Man Majini", a hulking and stout-bodied Type 2 Plaga host with SuperToughness and SuperStrength, sits somewhere between this and FatBastard.
* {{Expy}}: The Verdugos look a ''lot'' like the titular xenomorph from ''Franchise/{{Alien}}''.
* FromBadToWorse: The Type 2 Plaga was literally designed to be this compared to its ancestor. It spreads much more quickly, can take control of a host in seconds, and is resistant to sunlight.
* HiveQueen: The Dominant Strain Plagas, which command the obedience and loyalty of all subordinate strain Plagas -- and thusly their hosts.
* LovecraftianSuperPower: Hosts of a Dominant Strain Plaga can command the obedience of lesser Plagas and often have far greater strength and durability, as well as a OneWingedAngel form of truly horrific appearance.
* MadeOfIron: Thanks to the Plagas' coopting of their hosts' nervous systems, those under a Plaga's control are far more resistant to pain and injury than is normally the case.
* MeaningfulName: The various Type 2 Plagas receive these kinds of names from Swahili; the spider-like unhosted adults are referred to as "Bui Kichwa" ("Big Spider Head"), the head-replacing tentacle-like "Cephalo" ("Head", and short for the Kenyan root vegetable "Cephalopentandra"), the flying bat-leech "Kipepeo" ("Butterfly") and "Duvalia" (after a kind of African carrion-flower).
* MercyKill: Plagas latch onto the spinal column and are virtually impossible to extract, so once they have control, killing the host is really this.
* MoreThanMindControl: As Plagas take over the brain and nervous system as part of their parasitism, they alter the host's behavior, causing them to descend into savage barbarism.
* NoWomansLand: Zigzagged; there are female hosts, but these generally only appear in the first region, being replaced by male hosts in later areas. Played straight with the Type 3 Plagas from the Kijuju incident, who are genetically incompatible with female and child hosts, killing them if they try to infect them.
* OneHitKill: Chainsaw-wielding hosts, the centipede-like "Type 1 B" Plaga, and the Duvalia can all kill you with a single strike.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The eyes of a Plaga's host turn bright red once it has control. When a Type 2 Plaga infects a new hose, they actually bleed from their eyes, nose and mouth as a side effect of the physical control.
* SuperSoldier: Technically, any Plaga host will do, since it turns them into unnaturally tough vicious killers who feel no fear for their own lives and will hunt down anyone and kill them without a qualm. However, further experiments with Plagas have produced unique and horrifying monsters in their own right, such as the Regeneradors and their Iron Maiden cousins, the bug-like Novistadors, the salamander-based Del Lago, the insectile Verdugos, the brutal Garradors, and the hideous failed experiment "U3".
* TechnicallyLivingZombies: A Plaga's host displays some zombie like traits, such as a resistance to pain, mindless violence towards those not infected, bloodlust, savage and impulsive behaviors, and a hunger for flesh, but are still living creatures, just subsumed by the bestial urges of the parasite within them.
* WeakenedByTheLight: Ultraviolet light is anathema to Plagas. Consequently, Type 1s won't expose themselves until night falls. Type 2s have had this trait weakened and so will operate in the day without harm. Both types, however, cannot withstand the concentrated light released from a Flash Grenade, making these TrickBombs a OneHitKill weapon against them.
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* DashingHispanic: A charming Spaniard with both intelligence and skills with a gun? Sign me in!

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* DashingHispanic: A He's a charming Spaniard with both intelligence and skills with a gun? Sign me in!gun.



* SexySecretary: Oh yes, she's very pretty.

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* SexySecretary: Oh yes, she's very pretty.%%* SexySecretary



* IntrepidMerchant
* LargeHam: [[MemeticMutation "STRANGER!"]]

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* %%* LargeHam: [[MemeticMutation "STRANGER!"]]



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Only shows up in 4.
** Another one: the last time you see him is before the final battle with Saddler. And after Ada activates the bombs to destroy the island, we don't know whether or not he escaped.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Only shows up in 4.
** Another one:
4, and the last time you see him is before the final battle with Saddler. And after Ada activates the bombs to destroy the island, we don't know it's unknown whether or not he escaped.



* BlondGuysAreEvil: Yup.
* BloodKnight: He enjoys the thrill of the battle, let's say that he's a [[{{Understatement}} bit off]] in the head.

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* %%* BlondGuysAreEvil: Yup.
* BloodKnight: He enjoys the thrill of the battle, let's say that and he's a [[{{Understatement}} bit off]] lot in the head.



** The game justifies this as a result of an ''extensive'' military career; his professionalism and experience tends to be highlighted throughout the campaign. Which makes TheReveal of his inner thoughts to be all the more frightening. The point at which you realize just ''how'' disassociated his thoughts are from his actions is when the warning bells start going off.



* FaceHeelTurn: Ends up turning to Wesker (and presumably faking his own death).
** MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: One of the major factors in his allying himself with Wesker was because of deep anger about feeling used by the United States Military, especially when they didn't even request for him to join up with the organization to stop bioweapon threats, yet they allowed Leon to join, and later their firing him because the Javier mission had him injured in his arm with it not fully recovering. That would probably explain why Krauser, despite swearing an oath to his native country, was perfectly willing to undergo a mission to kidnap the President's daughter.
** FallenHero
* {{Foil}}: To Leon, let's see.

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* FaceHeelTurn: Ends up turning to Wesker (and presumably faking his own death).
** MistreatmentInducedBetrayal:
death). One of the major factors in his allying himself with Wesker was because of deep anger about feeling used by the United States Military, especially when they didn't even request for him to join up with the organization to stop bioweapon threats, yet they allowed Leon to join, and later their firing him because the Javier mission had him injured in his arm with it not fully recovering. That would probably explain why Krauser, despite swearing an oath to his native country, was perfectly willing to undergo a mission to kidnap the President's daughter.
** FallenHero
* {{Foil}}: To Leon, let's see.Leon:



* {{Hypocrite}}
* LastNameBasis: Jack, who's Jack?

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* %%* LastNameBasis: Jack, who's Jack?



** But he becomes a MightyGlacier when injured (he becomes incredibly slow, which is not good when Super-Salvador is chasing you).
7th Feb '16 7:09:19 PM RebelionRoja
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* DashingHispanic

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* DashingHispanicDashingHispanic: A charming Spaniard with both intelligence and skills with a gun? Sign me in!



* UnkemptBeauty

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* UnkemptBeautyUnkemptBeauty: Long greasy hair never looked so good.



* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: She's actually a sweet girl when things settle down, comparing to her blonde predecessor Alexia, she's really nice in comparison.



* SensualSpandex: Her white pop star outfit.



* AmbiguouslyBrown: She's caucasian, or at least, American according to TheOtherWiki, but she has a nice tone of olive skin. This supports the theory that she is either tanned, or has latino/mediterranean ancestry. Not that it substracts any points of her [[SexySecretary beauty]] at all!



* SexySecretary

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* SexySecretarySexySecretary: Oh yes, she's very pretty.



* WhatBeautifulEyes: She has them. Hazel eyes.



* LargeHam

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* LargeHamLargeHam: [[MemeticMutation "STRANGER!"]]



* GoodHairEvilHair: Slicked back hair, sterotypical for a villain.



* InTheHood
* LastNameBasis

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* InTheHood
InTheHood: Wears a hood for most of the game.
* LastNameBasisLastNameBasis: no one calls him Osmund.



* BloodKnight

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* BloodKnightBlondGuysAreEvil: Yup.
* BloodKnight: He enjoys the thrill of the battle, let's say that he's a [[{{Understatement}} bit off]] in the head.



* {{Foil}}: To Leon, let's see.
** Both are blond guys, except Leon is [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold good]] and he's [[BlondGuysAreEvil not.]]
** Krauser has a nasty scar, and Leon has a [[{{Hunk}} perfect face.]]
** Leon, while not short, he's a bit above average height (5'10"), Krauser towers him at 6 ft.
** Leon has long-ish hair, Krauser has a buzzcut.
** Both were working for the government, but Krauser turned to evil.
** Both are very [[KnifeNut good]] with the knife.
** Both have IcyBlueEyes, the difference however is that Leon is compassionate individual, but [[DeadpanSnarker fairly snarky]], Krauser is very [[StraightMan serious]].



* KnifeNut: And used to make him seem a good deal like an Evil Opposite for Leon, his former teammate.
* LastNameBasis

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* KnifeNut: And used to make him seem a good deal like an Evil Opposite for Leon, his former teammate.
* LastNameBasis
LastNameBasis: Jack, who's Jack?



* RememberTheNewGuy: "I died in the crash 2 years ago... Is that what they told you?" What crash? What mission? Who are you?

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* RememberTheNewGuy: "I died in the crash 2 years ago... Is that what they told you?" What crash? [[NoodleIncident crash]]? What mission? Who are you?
7th Feb '16 7:09:19 PM RebelionRoja
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's the village chief, and every time he runs into Leon, he comes within a hare's breadth of killing him.

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's the village chief, and every time he runs into Leon, he comes within a hare's hair's breadth of killing him.
22nd Dec '15 6:18:27 PM Beryllium
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