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11th Nov '16 4:15:30 PM Zaptech
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** Armacham doesn't nuke anything. They did have an underground nuclear reactor that had a shockingly powerful meltdown that destroyed part of a city, but they never once deployed an actual nuclear weapon.
27th Feb '15 8:17:53 PM Zaptech
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Here's a weird one that bugs me: who, exactly, is controlling the Replica in ''Project Origin''? Alma may have activated them, but why are they targeting Becket? My personal theory is that Alma's psychic emanations and emotions are being interpreted as orders from the Replica, which is why they're targeting ATC troops, and they're interpreting Alma's aggressive "advances" on Becket as orders to kill him - or maybe she's just ordering them to attack Becket to slow him down so she can catch and consume him. Any other theories?

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Here's a weird one that bugs me: who, exactly, is controlling the Replica in ''Project Origin''? Alma may have activated them, but why are they targeting Becket? My personal theory is ils that Alma's psychic emanations and emotions are being interpreted as orders from the Replica, which is why they're targeting ATC troops, and they're interpreting Alma's aggressive "advances" on Becket as orders to kill him - or maybe she's just ordering them to attack Becket to slow him down so she can catch and consume him. Any other theories?



* They do send additional teams with the Point Man. When you go into the ATC building the Point Man has a pair of Delta troops with him. When he's picked up in the parking garage there' Delta on the Black Hawk. They all get killed pretty quickly, but they do try to back him up when they can. It's just that Shepard's got a limited amount of manpower and they keep constantly getting Alma'd, and Betters knows that the Point Man is superhuman. In addition they're not sending just the Point Man in; Shepard explicitly states he sent in a recon force to the building but lost contact. The Point Man is actually being sent in because Shepard's unwilling to send more of his Delta troops in without FEAR support. And at least two more teams are sent in: Jin's team and Holliday's team. So the Point Man was not operating on his own bdue to a lack pf support fromthe higher ups.

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* They do send additional teams with the Point Man. When you go into the ATC building the Point Man has a pair of Delta troops with him. When he's picked up in the parking garage there' Delta on the Black Hawk. They all get killed pretty quickly, but they do try to back him up when they can. It's just that Shepard's got a limited amount of manpower and they keep constantly getting Alma'd, and Betters knows that the Point Man is superhuman. In addition they're not sending just the Point Man in; Shepard explicitly states he sent in a recon force to the building but lost contact. The Point Man is actually being sent in because Shepard's unwilling to send more of his Delta troops in without FEAR support. And at least two more teams are sent in: Jin's team and Holliday's team. So the Point Man was not operating on his own bdue due to a lack pf of support fromthe from the higher ups.ups. And if you take the Vivendi expansions into account, there's at least one other FEAR team and a large force of Delta troops operating elsewhere in the city at the same time, not discounting Dark Signal in Project Origin going after Aristide. The Point Man is only operating alone because his allies are stretched across the city and what support he gets is killed very quickly.
27th Feb '15 8:11:50 PM Zaptech
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Why on Earth does, in the F.E.A.R. organization, "point man" translate into "lone operative"? You'd think after the pick ups, they'd try to supply you with another squad, considering the one that was with you got liquified because they were asses, but nope. How did they expect to get anything done, considering they were sending one guy in? After the crash, sure it makes sense, but damn, one guy sent in alone to attack a building? It's a good thing he was a super soldier.

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Why on Earth does, in the F.E.A.R. organization, "point man" translate into "lone operative"? You'd think after the pick ups, they'd try to supply you with another squad, considering the one that was with you got liquified because they were asses, but nope. How did they expect to get anything done, considering they were sending one guy in? After the crash, sure it makes sense, but damn, one guy sent in alone to attack a building? It's a good thing he was a super soldier.soldier.
* They do send additional teams with the Point Man. When you go into the ATC building the Point Man has a pair of Delta troops with him. When he's picked up in the parking garage there' Delta on the Black Hawk. They all get killed pretty quickly, but they do try to back him up when they can. It's just that Shepard's got a limited amount of manpower and they keep constantly getting Alma'd, and Betters knows that the Point Man is superhuman. In addition they're not sending just the Point Man in; Shepard explicitly states he sent in a recon force to the building but lost contact. The Point Man is actually being sent in because Shepard's unwilling to send more of his Delta troops in without FEAR support. And at least two more teams are sent in: Jin's team and Holliday's team. So the Point Man was not operating on his own bdue to a lack pf support fromthe higher ups.
28th Nov '14 11:48:27 PM Watergirl909
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** Honestly this is a more than likely a case of the developers trying to have it both ways. If he can go into an invisible mode where he isn't materialized per se but can still speak to the Point Man it reasons that high level psychics could still notice him. People like Beckett for example. But this is obviously not the case in F.3.A.R and it leaves the situation making very little sense. If you wish to give the dev team a lot of credit you can assume this only fuels the fire that the Fettel in this game isn't real at all and more like a psychic manifestation that only the Point Man can truly interact with.

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** Honestly this is a more than likely a case of the developers trying to have it both ways. If he can go into an invisible mode where he isn't materialized per se but can still speak to the Point Man it reasons that high level psychics could still notice him. People like Beckett for example. But this is obviously not the case in F.3.A.R and it leaves the situation making very little sense. If you wish to give the dev team a lot of credit you can assume this only fuels the fire that the Fettel in this game isn't real at all and more like a psychic manifestation that only the Point Man can truly interact with.with.

Why on Earth does, in the F.E.A.R. organization, "point man" translate into "lone operative"? You'd think after the pick ups, they'd try to supply you with another squad, considering the one that was with you got liquified because they were asses, but nope. How did they expect to get anything done, considering they were sending one guy in? After the crash, sure it makes sense, but damn, one guy sent in alone to attack a building? It's a good thing he was a super soldier.
28th Nov '14 11:18:38 PM Watergirl909
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** Okay, I know that most real megacorps are closer to Armacham than we like, but, nukes. People, Armacham gets to NUKE the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! Holy hell, a single Senator can't pull that off!
21st Feb '14 8:04:18 AM dskzero
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* Well she's already dead, so...
24th Jul '13 1:51:23 AM misfit119
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* He has a semi-tangible ghost body. He behaves a lot like the ghosts seen throughout the game, where he can be harmed by incoming fire. He can apparently turn invisible but cannot affect things while in that state.

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* He has a semi-tangible ghost body. He behaves a lot like the ghosts seen throughout the game, where he can be harmed by incoming fire. He can apparently turn invisible but cannot affect things while in that state.state.
** Honestly this is a more than likely a case of the developers trying to have it both ways. If he can go into an invisible mode where he isn't materialized per se but can still speak to the Point Man it reasons that high level psychics could still notice him. People like Beckett for example. But this is obviously not the case in F.3.A.R and it leaves the situation making very little sense. If you wish to give the dev team a lot of credit you can assume this only fuels the fire that the Fettel in this game isn't real at all and more like a psychic manifestation that only the Point Man can truly interact with.
13th May '13 3:30:37 PM VPhantom
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What exactly is Fettel in the third main game, and how does his... condition work? Is he a ghostlike astral body, is he physical, or something in between? He can jump inside human hosts, but while out of them, bullets can still hurt him somehow. In cutscenes it's clear that friendly NPCs cannot see or hear him, but somehow the enemies can.

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What exactly is Fettel in the third main game, and how does his... condition work? Is he a ghostlike astral body, is he physical, or something in between? He can jump inside human hosts, but while out of them, bullets can still hurt him somehow. In cutscenes it's clear that friendly NPCs [=NPCs=] cannot see or hear him, but somehow the enemies can.
13th Apr '13 12:18:38 PM nombretomado
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** The question here is....where in the lore surrounding this setting does it say that female psychic ghosts ''can't'' get pregnant? The only convention that says they can't is some kind of common fictional convention that ghosts are incorporeal dead entities that can't have children - which is an erronous assumption. We don't know the rules and limitations of ghosts in this setting, and there's nothing saying that a psychic ghost like Alma ''can't'' be pregnant. This isn't like ''TheDresdenFiles'' where the rules and mechanics of the supernatural are well-established and defined.

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** The question here is....where in the lore surrounding this setting does it say that female psychic ghosts ''can't'' get pregnant? The only convention that says they can't is some kind of common fictional convention that ghosts are incorporeal dead entities that can't have children - which is an erronous assumption. We don't know the rules and limitations of ghosts in this setting, and there's nothing saying that a psychic ghost like Alma ''can't'' be pregnant. This isn't like ''TheDresdenFiles'' ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' where the rules and mechanics of the supernatural are well-established and defined.



*** No. Again, you're making the fundamental mistake of applying the rules of other settings regarding ghosts to a setting where the rules do not work that way (this is like complaining that magic in ''TheDresdenFiles'' does not follow the rules of magic from ''FinalFantasy'' or ''DungeonsAndDragons''). Don't assume that because ghosts are incorporeal in other fictional media that they are in this setting, because the rules are not established beyond observable abilities. FEAR ghosts, particularly Alma, can manifest physical bodies that act exactly like human bodies. Fettel can do the same thing. And yes, Alma ''does'' have a physical body. The fact that Beckett has to grapple with her and force her away multiple times indicates as much.

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*** No. Again, you're making the fundamental mistake of applying the rules of other settings regarding ghosts to a setting where the rules do not work that way (this is like complaining that magic in ''TheDresdenFiles'' ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' does not follow the rules of magic from ''FinalFantasy'' ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' or ''DungeonsAndDragons'').''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''). Don't assume that because ghosts are incorporeal in other fictional media that they are in this setting, because the rules are not established beyond observable abilities. FEAR ghosts, particularly Alma, can manifest physical bodies that act exactly like human bodies. Fettel can do the same thing. And yes, Alma ''does'' have a physical body. The fact that Beckett has to grapple with her and force her away multiple times indicates as much.
8th Jan '13 4:03:02 PM Zaptech
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What exactly is Fettel in the third main game, and how does his... condition work? Is he a ghostlike astral body, is he physical, or something in between? He can jump inside human hosts, but while out of them, bullets can still hurt him somehow. In cutscenes it's clear that friendly NPCs cannot see or hear him, but somehow the enemies can.

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What exactly is Fettel in the third main game, and how does his... condition work? Is he a ghostlike astral body, is he physical, or something in between? He can jump inside human hosts, but while out of them, bullets can still hurt him somehow. In cutscenes it's clear that friendly NPCs cannot see or hear him, but somehow the enemies can.can.
* He has a semi-tangible ghost body. He behaves a lot like the ghosts seen throughout the game, where he can be harmed by incoming fire. He can apparently turn invisible but cannot affect things while in that state.
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