History Fridge / Prototype

5th Sep '16 6:18:16 PM Zibmaster
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* Wait a second, why would [[spoiler:Cross]] arrange for Mercer to destroy [[spoiler:the Bloodtox blowers]]? And then turn around and tell Mercer to [[spoiler:protect the Bloodtox pump]]? And why aren't the Blackwatch shooting at Mercer while he's being manipulated into protecting the... oh. ''[[MagnificentBastard Oh.]]'' Clever, ''clever'' bastards.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'', this troper was left confused as to why [[spoiler: Cross]] of all people would want Mercer to destroy the Bloodtox blowers, and then turn around and have him ''protect'' the Bloodtox pump. Then I noticed that while protecting the Bloodtox pump, the Blackwatch didn't shoot at Mercer unless he was the only person there, and they immediately broke off the second Mercer broke contact. Then, that and everything else, like the comm chatter in the previous missions about how important it was to protect the Bloodtox blowers, came crashing together. [[spoiler: The mission to destroy the Bloodtox blowers was only to convince Mercer to trust Cross, who would then manipulate Mercer into protecting the Bloodtox pump to expose and kill Greene, which was the Blackwatch's primary objective all along.]] Talk about one ''hell'' of a BatmanGambit. --UnknownTroper
26th Mar '16 9:20:45 AM RookEncounte
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** On a second playthough that decision becomes foreshadowing [[spoiler:of the nature of ZEUS' abilities. The real Alex obviously didn't do loyalty to his family, and that's the baseline from which Blacklight formed its views on the world. Thus either or both of the first two people consumed (the Blacklight soldiers in the alley) ''did'' have the understanding that sisters are people you care about and protect. Cue one moment of horrified epiphany in Blacklight: "I have a sister. They know where she is. ''I'' know where she is." ...and the rest is history.]]

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** On a second playthough that decision becomes foreshadowing [[spoiler:of the nature of ZEUS' abilities. The real Alex obviously didn't do loyalty to his family, and that's the baseline from which Blacklight formed its views on the world. Thus either or both of the first two people consumed (the Blacklight Blackwatch soldiers in the alley) ''did'' have the understanding that sisters are people you care about and protect. Cue one moment of horrified epiphany in Blacklight: "I have a sister. They know where she is. ''I'' know where she is." ...and the rest is history.]]
** Building on that is a moment of Heartwarming: At least one those two first Blackwatch soldiers must've had a sister they loved so much that it [[spoiler: reprogrammed Blacklight's brain with a protective instinct.
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26th Mar '16 9:15:20 AM RookEncounte
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** Alternatively, it could be that what they are looking for is living humans. The MeatMoss doesn't concern them, but [[ParanoiaFuel any other humans could potentially be a threat]] either [[ZombieInfectee one of the Infected]] or [[BodySurf Mercer's latest form.]]



** It wasn't a hospital, it was "in military custody". Possibly a surgical instrument of some sort.

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** It wasn't a hospital, it was "in military custody". Possibly a surgical instrument of some sort.
17th Dec '13 10:55:45 AM Lightning4119
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* The parasite arc initially seems like little more than a challenge to players who have gotten too reliant on the various appendages. Then you play the game again and realize that while it's relatively easy to get through the game focusing on brute force to get through every encounter, leaving us with nothing but the consumption and disguise abilities, the various combos, and the enhanced speed and strength, forces us to fight ''smart''...which only makes Alex more dangerous and the military more scared of him.
3rd Dec '13 7:57:06 PM DarkGidora
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*** [[spoiler:It's a hint that at that time "Cross" was really the Supreme Hunter disguised as Cross; "Cross" new more about the parasite, and especially its thought processes, than he should have.]]
2nd Nov '13 4:37:49 PM WhoTheWhatNow
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** Care to share what you've learned with the class?
12th Oct '13 6:39:42 PM Lightning4119
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*** And it's established when bloodtox gets introduced that yes, he ''does'' need to breathe, so he couldn't just walk along the floor of the bay.


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** Well, this explains where the Goliaths and Juggernauts in Prototype 2 came from.
7th Sep '13 9:07:04 PM samarlo20
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* Mercer starts off as a largely immoral creature with no redeeming features, so his gradual development into a more heroic figure seems off... until you realize that at the beginning of the game, [[spoiler:the only baseline ZEUS even had was ''the original, sociopathic and monstrous Alex Mercer''.]] Then it becomes apparent, as the game progresses, that Mercer has been consuming ordinary people and Marines, who in turn would give Mercer more redeeming qualities such as duty and morality, when compared with [[PsychoForHire the psychos in Blackwatch]].

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* Mercer starts off as a largely immoral creature with no redeeming features, so his gradual development into a more heroic figure seems off... until you realize that at the beginning of the game, [[spoiler:the only baseline ZEUS even had was ''the original, sociopathic and monstrous Alex Mercer''.]] Then it becomes apparent, as the game progresses, that Mercer has been consuming ordinary people and Marines, who in turn would give Mercer more redeeming qualities such as duty and morality, when compared with [[PsychoForHire the psychos in Blackwatch]].
30th Nov '12 3:05:46 AM justanid
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* In ''{{VideoGame/Prototype}}'', the infected strongholds are said to be made by incorporating biomass into the buildings' structure. Okay, yeah. [[ItGotWorse Then]] you stop to think about where said biomass came from. In the game, just about the only constant source of biomass is the citizens of New York City itself. Let's put it this way... that giant zit growing out of the side of the warehouse? It's made of ''people''.

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* In ''{{VideoGame/Prototype}}'', the infected strongholds are said to be made by incorporating biomass into the buildings' structure. Okay, yeah. [[ItGotWorse [[FridgeHorror Then]] you stop to think about where said biomass came from. In the game, just about the only constant source of biomass is the citizens of New York City itself. Let's put it this way... that giant zit growing out of the side of the warehouse? It's made of ''people''.
28th Oct '12 11:13:37 AM TVRulezAgain
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* Alex immediately going after Dana as soon as he remembers her in order to save her from Blackwatch, not only because he needs her, but because she's his sister -- naturally, he loves her. From the very beginning, whatever other faults Alex has, it's clear that he cares about her safety. [[spoiler:Which seems totally normal, until you realize that ''the real Alex is dead'', and he ''never'' cared about Dana beyond [[ItsAllAboutMe what she could do for him]]. In other words, this is the first sign that the [[TheVirus Blacklight Virus]] is already developing beyond the [[CompleteMonster monster]] that the original Alex was. Granted, it takes a chunk of time for anything resembling a conscience to develop beyond that, but considering that Blacklight-Alex isn't even ''human'', even though he doesn't know it yet, that's a pretty big plot point]].

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* Alex immediately going after Dana as soon as he remembers her in order to save her from Blackwatch, not only because he needs her, but because she's his sister -- naturally, he loves her. From the very beginning, whatever other faults Alex has, it's clear that he cares about her safety. [[spoiler:Which seems totally normal, until you realize that ''the real Alex is dead'', and he ''never'' cared about Dana beyond [[ItsAllAboutMe what she could do for him]]. In other words, this is the first sign that the [[TheVirus Blacklight Virus]] is already developing beyond the [[CompleteMonster monster]] monster that the original Alex was. Granted, it takes a chunk of time for anything resembling a conscience to develop beyond that, but considering that Blacklight-Alex isn't even ''human'', even though he doesn't know it yet, that's a pretty big plot point]].
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