History Fridge / ModernWarfare

28th Dec '16 7:34:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* Something about [[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Sergeant Foley's]] personality and military tactics really annoyed [[Tropers/{{Theenglishman}} me]]. For one thing, the role was completely at odds with [[KeithDavid his voice actor's]] [[BadAss usual characters]], and Foley himself was painstakingly formal. Between [[ByTheBookCop being a stickler for rules and military etiquette]] (even in the middle of pitched battle, where he presumably would not be able to have a leash on all of his men) to rarely, if ever, posing interrogatives to MissionControl, and [[YesMan always agreeing with his superiors, even when he was well out of earshot]]. I reasoned that this style of command would be necessary in Afghanistan in order to bolster the United States' reputation as benevolent invaders, killing only the Not!Taliban with minimal civilian casualties. But it seemed like exactly the wrong kind of person to organize the defense of Washington DC from [[ZergRush Zerg Rushing]] Russians. An excellent example is at the start of Wolverines!, where Foley explicitly tells Ramirez not to engage a BTR full of bloodthirsty Russians who are high on anti-American hysteria because "they haven't acquired us!" But then it hit me: this is ''exactly'' [[UnwittingPawn the kind of person]] that [[spoiler: General Shepherd]] would want in charge of both the defence of Washington DC and the off-screen, post-game counterattack of Moscow. The No Russian incident turned the entire world against America, and defending a Russian invasion of Washington while following Geneva to the letter would show the world that America was not the kind of nation to murder civilians in an airport. From [[spoiler: Shepherd]]'s point of view, Foley was the perfect YesMan who would never suspect that [[spoiler: Shepherd was organizing the whole affair from the start]] (it's more or less implied that Soap, Nikolai and [[spoiler: Price]] are the only men alive who know the truth about [[spoiler: Shepherd and Makarov]]).

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* Something about [[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Sergeant Foley's]] personality and military tactics really annoyed [[Tropers/{{Theenglishman}} me]]. For one thing, the role was completely at odds with [[KeithDavid his voice actor's]] [[BadAss usual characters]], sual characters, and Foley himself was painstakingly formal. Between [[ByTheBookCop being a stickler for rules and military etiquette]] (even in the middle of pitched battle, where he presumably would not be able to have a leash on all of his men) to rarely, if ever, posing interrogatives to MissionControl, and [[YesMan always agreeing with his superiors, even when he was well out of earshot]]. I reasoned that this style of command would be necessary in Afghanistan in order to bolster the United States' reputation as benevolent invaders, killing only the Not!Taliban with minimal civilian casualties. But it seemed like exactly the wrong kind of person to organize the defense of Washington DC from [[ZergRush Zerg Rushing]] Russians. An excellent example is at the start of Wolverines!, where Foley explicitly tells Ramirez not to engage a BTR full of bloodthirsty Russians who are high on anti-American hysteria because "they haven't acquired us!" But then it hit me: this is ''exactly'' [[UnwittingPawn the kind of person]] that [[spoiler: General Shepherd]] would want in charge of both the defence of Washington DC and the off-screen, post-game counterattack of Moscow. The No Russian incident turned the entire world against America, and defending a Russian invasion of Washington while following Geneva to the letter would show the world that America was not the kind of nation to murder civilians in an airport. From [[spoiler: Shepherd]]'s point of view, Foley was the perfect YesMan who would never suspect that [[spoiler: Shepherd was organizing the whole affair from the start]] (it's more or less implied that Soap, Nikolai and [[spoiler: Price]] are the only men alive who know the truth about [[spoiler: Shepherd and Makarov]]).
18th Nov '16 5:40:43 AM VPhantom
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* [=MW3=] has its own variant with the Russian invasion of not only America, but Europe. Yes, you read that right, ''the continent of Europe''. The story behind this is that Russian premier Boris Vorshevsky has been kidnapped by Ultranationalists while en route to talk peace with the U.S. Well then......if he was going to make peace with the United States, who sent the order to invade Europe while he was gone? And Europe is invaded nearly as quickly as the U.S. was, an occurrence that does not seem at all possible, [[WebOriginal/ZeroPunctuation unless you've made alliances with any galactic empires lately...]]

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* [=MW3=] has its own variant with the Russian invasion of not only America, but Europe. Yes, you read that right, ''the continent of Europe''. The story behind this is that Russian premier Boris Vorshevsky has been kidnapped by Ultranationalists while en route to talk peace with the U.S. Well then......if he was going to make peace with the United States, who sent the order to invade Europe while he was gone? And Europe is invaded nearly as quickly as the U.S. was, an occurrence that does not seem at all possible, [[WebOriginal/ZeroPunctuation [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation unless you've made alliances with any galactic empires lately...]]
5th Nov '16 3:50:14 PM zachtan1234
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** Some dedicated CBRE units around the world have been known to wear gas masks for all types of training.
1st Oct '16 12:22:05 AM Wuz
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* The story of [=MW2=] (and by extension, [=MW3=]) suffers from this. [=MW2=]'s basic plot is: [[spoiler: Shepherd is furious that the soldiers and marines that were killed in [=CoD4=] by the nuke were more or less forgotten by the general public, so he wants to work with Makarov to make war between the U.S. and Russia before double-crossing Makarov; in this manner, he supposedly intends to get revenge on Makarov for killing his people, while also reminding America who protects it and reviving the nation's patriotism.]] Not incredibly outlandish or anything, compared to some other video game campaigns. However, the first step of this plot: American TF 141 member Joseph Allen, who has joined Makarov under the cover of Alexei Borodin, is killed after participating in the massacre at Moscow Int. Airport, causing Russia to immediately declare war on America...wait, what? Russia may be recovering from the recession that it was in during [=CoD4=], but it still probably wouldn't be in a state to go to war with the U.S. at the drop of a hat. And even if Russia ''could'' afford to go to war, [[FridgeLogic there would first be a considerable amount of investigation concerning who Allen was, whether or not the American government was actually involved, and why he was mysteriously found with a bullet in his head, lying a considerably fair distance away from where he actually encountered resistance, without any of the associates that he would have needed to kill the number of law enforcement officers that were found throughout the airport.]] There certainly wouldn't have been an attack ''the next day''.
* [=MW3=] has its own variant with the Russian invasion of not only America, but Europe. Yes, you read that right, ''the continent of Europe''. The story behind this is that Russian premier Boris Vorshevsky has been kidnapped by Ultranationalists while en route to talk peace with the U.S. Well then......if he was going to make peace with the United States, who sent the order to invade Europe while he was gone? And Europe is invaded nearly as quickly as the U.S. was, an occurrence that does not seem at all possible, [[WebOriginal/ZeroPunctuation unless you've made alliances with any galactic empires lately...]]
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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