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16th Jul '16 4:55:06 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Both [[spoiler:General Shepherd]] and Sergeant Foley are DangerouslyGenreSavvy. Foley [[MemeticMutation notoriously]] orders [[HypercompetentSidekick Ramirez]] to [[ItsUpToYou DO]] [[ContinueYourMissionDammit EVERYTHING]], precisely because, as noted elsewhere on this wiki, when you have a PlayerCharacter in your squad, you damn well make use of him. By the same token, [[spoiler:General Shepherd]] knows what two player characters acting in concert can do, and uses them inspire SuicidalOverconfidence in the non-player characters, as well as [[spoiler:killing Roach the moment he has outlived his usefulness]].

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* Both [[spoiler:General Shepherd]] and Sergeant Foley are DangerouslyGenreSavvy.smart. Foley [[MemeticMutation notoriously]] orders [[HypercompetentSidekick Ramirez]] to [[ItsUpToYou DO]] [[ContinueYourMissionDammit EVERYTHING]], precisely because, as noted elsewhere on this wiki, when you have a PlayerCharacter in your squad, you damn well make use of him. By the same token, [[spoiler:General Shepherd]] knows what two player characters acting in concert can do, and uses them inspire SuicidalOverconfidence in the non-player characters, as well as [[spoiler:killing Roach the moment he has outlived his usefulness]].
28th Jun '16 6:28:00 AM VandalSixActual
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** A helicopter suffering a simple systems shutdown won't crash outright -- it's actually a very survivable situation. As a helicopter descends, the air rushing upward forces the main prop to spin, causing a countering effect to the descent. This is called autorotation, and makes a catastrophic failure of a helicopter's engines much more survivable than that of a fixed-wing aircraft, especially at low altitude and speed.

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** A helicopter suffering a simple systems shutdown won't crash outright -- it's actually a very survivable situation. As a helicopter descends, the air rushing upward forces the main prop to spin, causing a countering effect to the descent. This is called autorotation, and makes any failure other than a catastrophic failure one (i.e., the main shaft has locked up) of a helicopter's engines much more survivable than that of a fixed-wing aircraft, especially at low altitude and speed.
28th Jun '16 6:26:55 AM VandalSixActual
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** A helicopter suffering a simple systems shutdown won't crash outright -- it's actually a very survivable situation. As a helicopter descends, the air rushing upward forces the main prop to spin, causing a countering effect to the descent. This is called autorotation, and makes a catastrophic failure of a helicopter's engines much more survivable than that of a fixed-wing aircraft, especially at low altitude and speed.
20th Jun '16 9:46:41 PM Rmpdc
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* The introduction screen, with all the various connections being made across the map, was Fridge Brilliance in a way: [[spoiler: General Shepard and Makarov were really two sides of the same coin: Makarov hated Americans, and building on the Russia Zakhaev built up, he faked a terrorist attack to insight Russia to war. Shepard on the other hand, made sure the defenses where down enough to allow the war to begin; he wanted a reason to invade Russia as vengeance for Zakhaev. Zakhaev in turn nuked the American soldiers in Iraq as vengeance against Captain Price, would blew his arm off with a sniper rifle. It's fridge brilliance because 1 shot changed the fate of the world in a way, showing how one event can lead to hundreds of unforeseen possibilities.]] - The Great Cool Energy

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* The introduction screen, with all the various connections being made across the map, was Fridge Brilliance in a way: [[spoiler: [[NotSoDifferent General Shepard and Makarov were really two sides of the same coin: coin]]: Makarov hated Americans, and building on the Russia Zakhaev built up, he faked a terrorist attack to insight Russia to war. Shepard on the other hand, made sure the defenses where down enough to allow the war to begin; he wanted a reason to invade Russia as vengeance for Zakhaev. Zakhaev in turn nuked the American soldiers in Iraq as vengeance against Captain Price, would blew his arm off with a sniper rifle. It's fridge brilliance because 1 shot changed the fate of the world in a way, showing how one event can lead to hundreds of unforeseen possibilities.]] - The Great Cool Energy
16th May '16 7:21:13 PM SunGuyThe3rd
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* Makarov is introduced in [=MW2=] as a mercenary who will commit any sort of atrocity so long as he gets paid. Fittingly enough, [[spoiler: he's executed by Captain '''Price'''.]]



* Makarov is introduced in [=MW2=] as a mercenary who will commit any sort of atrocity so long as he gets paid. Fittingly enough, [[spoiler: he's executed by Captain '''Price'''.]]
14th Jan '16 6:02:44 PM Rmpdc
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14th Jan '16 6:02:18 PM Rmpdc
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* Another one from the third game: Frost [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse just disappears]] from the game after the Berlin mission. Seems weird right? Except that earlier in that mission he had just been injured in the arms by shrapnel from an exploding door. It's most likely that he wasn't involved in the second-to-last mission due to being treated for injuries sustained, thus being replaced by a random RedShirt.
14th Jan '16 5:58:44 PM Rmpdc
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* A recurring theme throughout the series is the different between the armed forces of America and Britain. America's missions are generally about desperate, large-scale fights through amazing SceneryGorn, and eventually either dying or triumphing over impossible odds, whereas Britain's soldiers usually spend their time crawling through dark places, slitting throats and performing some questionable acts. So how does [=MW3=] represent this? By having the new British and American [[PlayerCharacter [=PCs=]']] names being ''Burns'' and ''Frost.'' Awesome.[[/folder]]

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* A recurring theme throughout the series is the different between the armed forces of America and Britain. America's missions are generally about desperate, large-scale fights through amazing SceneryGorn, and eventually either dying or triumphing over impossible odds, whereas Britain's soldiers usually spend their time crawling through dark places, slitting throats and performing some questionable acts. So how does [=MW3=] represent this? By having the new British and American [[PlayerCharacter [=PCs=]']] names being ''Burns'' and ''Frost.'' Awesome.Awesome.
* In the third game, the second mission has what apparently looks like a group of Spetsnaz Operatives (complete with Military helicopters) attacking Nikolai's safehouse in Himachal Pradesh. Seems kind of weird that Makarov would be able to equip men with the best military gear, right? [[spoiler: Except that it's more of a case of {{foreshadowing}} that Makarov actually has most of the Russian military under his influence or control at that point.]]
** On a related note, it now becomes clear by the third game that [[spoiler: Makarov had indeed been feeding Shepard false information from the get-go, and had much more resources and men under his control than intially thought.]]
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26th Sep '15 12:04:00 PM CharlesPhipps
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* A recurring theme throughout the series is the different between the armed forces of America and Britain. America's missions are generally about desperate, large-scale fights through amazing SceneryGorn, and eventually either dying or triumphing over impossible odds, whereas Britain's soldiers usually spend their time crawling through dark places, slitting throats and performing some questionable acts. So how does [=MW3=] represent this? By having the new British and American [[PlayerCharacter [=PCs=]']] names being ''Burns'' and ''Frost.'' Awesome.

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* A recurring theme throughout the series is the different between the armed forces of America and Britain. America's missions are generally about desperate, large-scale fights through amazing SceneryGorn, and eventually either dying or triumphing over impossible odds, whereas Britain's soldiers usually spend their time crawling through dark places, slitting throats and performing some questionable acts. So how does [=MW3=] represent this? By having the new British and American [[PlayerCharacter [=PCs=]']] names being ''Burns'' and ''Frost.'' Awesome.
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** Price's EMP is going to not only cripple the Russian military offensive, since it relies on airpower and ships to move its troops but it also is going to wipe out all of the American airpower in the area as well as the evacuation choppers. Price's statement, "Do anything to stop the war" wasn't hyperbole.



* At first, you may wonder why PFC. Allen is sent to infiltrate Makarov's circle - after all, he is a U.S. Army Ranger, which amounts to a heroic EliteMook, and an experienced spy would be better suited towards covert ops such as these. Then you learn that [[spoiler:Shepherd was orchestrating everything from the beginning]], and it all makes sense - [[spoiler:Allen wouldn't be trained as a spy, and therefore he would be unable to suppress how disturbing he finds Makarov, outing him as an American CIA agent.]][[/folder]]

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* At first, you may wonder why PFC. Allen is sent to infiltrate Makarov's circle - after all, he is a U.S. Army Ranger, which amounts to a heroic EliteMook, and an experienced spy would be better suited towards covert ops such as these. Then you learn that [[spoiler:Shepherd was orchestrating everything from the beginning]], and it all makes sense - [[spoiler:Allen wouldn't be trained as a spy, and therefore he would be unable to suppress how disturbing he finds Makarov, outing him as an American CIA agent.]][[/folder]]

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* Price's EMP is going to not only cripple the Russian military offensive, since it relies on airpower and ships to move its troops but it also is going to wipe out all of the American airpower in the area as well as the evacuation choppers. Price's statement, "Do anything to stop the war" wasn't hyperbole.
26th Sep '15 12:02:30 PM CharlesPhipps
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* At first, you may wonder why PFC. Allen is sent to infiltrate Makarov's circle - after all, he is a U.S. Army Ranger, which amounts to a heroic EliteMook, and an experienced spy would be better suited towards covert ops such as these. Then you learn that [[spoiler:Shepherd was orchestrating everything from the beginning]], and it all makes sense - [[spoiler:Allen wouldn't be trained as a spy, and therefore he would be unable to suppress how disturbing he finds Makarov, outing him as an American CIA agent.]]

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* At first, you may wonder why PFC. Allen is sent to infiltrate Makarov's circle - after all, he is a U.S. Army Ranger, which amounts to a heroic EliteMook, and an experienced spy would be better suited towards covert ops such as these. Then you learn that [[spoiler:Shepherd was orchestrating everything from the beginning]], and it all makes sense - [[spoiler:Allen wouldn't be trained as a spy, and therefore he would be unable to suppress how disturbing he finds Makarov, outing him as an American CIA agent.]]]][[/folder]]

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* An in-universe one is going to happen with the Russian side once all of this comes out. No matter what [[spoiler: Shepherd's role]] in this all is, they're going to left with the realization they launched an unproved attack on both Europe as well as the United States which resulted in millions of innocent deaths orchestrated by one of their own countrymen as a FalseFlagOperation. It's the equivalent of Americans discovering 9/11 Truthers were right. Even if they don't care about the American or European casaulties, all of the dead Russian soldiers are going to be the case there.
* World-politics are screwed as well with the United States potentially having a far nastier view of Europe due to the fact NATO doesn't seem to have involved itself directly in the war (albeit, it was over in five days so it could have been they were just prepping a counterattack). Either way, both Europe and the United States will definitely have a much-much less pleasant view of the Russian Federation. It could well be this is just the first in a series of wars between the various sides from this point on.
* Price's EMP is going to not only cripple the Russian military offensive, since it relies on airpower and ships to move its troops but it also is going to wipe out all of the American airpower in the area as well as the evacuation choppers. Price's statement, "Do anything to stop the war" wasn't hyperbole.
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