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15th Feb '16 6:39:29 AM finalfaw
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*** I like this one, it would make sense, Alex is off traveling the world trying to find his own sense of self, GENTEK use what little biomass they found to make an "ZEUS 2.0" said clone is then experimented on, gains none of Alexs' conscience, breaks out and goes greene, because I feel that this version of Alex went alittle too off the rails too fast.
15th Dec '15 11:21:13 AM grasscid
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* I've been wondering the same exact thing. Mercer's plan was to have Heller by his side when he destroyed Blackwatch.
And then what? By then, Heller would already be very powerful, and he certainly wouldn't want to take part in the next part of Mercer's plan, which is world domination. It also seems very odd that Mercer reacted so angrily toward Heller tearing his plan apart after learning the truth, considering their entire "relationship" was built on Mercer lying to him about who killed his family. Like, what did you expect he would do? Just suddenly go along with your plan? And why even lie to him in the first place then if you expect his cooperation? Mercer clearly did not think his plan through.


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* I've been wondering the same exact thing. Mercer's plan was to have Heller by his side when he destroyed Blackwatch... and then what? By then, Heller would already be very powerful, and he certainly wouldn't want to take part in the next part of Mercer's plan, which is world domination. It also seems very odd that Mercer reacted so angrily toward Heller tearing his plan apart after learning the truth, considering their entire "relationship" was built on Mercer lying to him about who killed his family. Like, what did you expect he would do? Just suddenly go along with your plan? And why even lie to him in the first place then if you expect his cooperation? Mercer clearly did not think his plan through.
15th Dec '15 11:20:27 AM grasscid
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*I've been wondering the same exact thing. Mercer's plan was to have Heller by his side when he destroyed Blackwatch.
And then what? By then, Heller would already be very powerful, and he certainly wouldn't want to take part in the next part of Mercer's plan, which is world domination. It also seems very odd that Mercer reacted so angrily toward Heller tearing his plan apart after learning the truth, considering their entire "relationship" was built on Mercer lying to him about who killed his family. Like, what did you expect he would do? Just suddenly go along with your plan? And why even lie to him in the first place then if you expect his cooperation? Mercer clearly did not think his plan through.
30th Nov '15 8:31:06 PM Aquillion
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***A far more likely explanation than any of the above was that the writers for this game didn't really pay much attention to the previous one; TheyJustDidntCare. It's not just that the characterization clashes like this; it's that there's not the slightest hint of ''acknowledgement'' that the characterization, backstory, and views of the characters we see in Prototype 2 bear no resemblance to the original. Nothing in-game in Prototype 2 suggests that Virus!Alex ever had a shred of humanity, compassion, or humanity to him at any point, or that Human!Alex was ever anything but a paragon of virtue; the most likely explanation was that the writers for 2 were going off of a plot summary of 1 and didn't realize they were getting it wrong.
23rd Aug '15 9:41:17 AM Gregzilla
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** Angry and swearing a lot, apparently. It's safe to say they failed at making him appealing.
22nd Apr '15 8:08:43 PM Hyperion5
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[[folder: Heller's Appeal]]
* So...what's Heller's appeal supposed to be to players, again? It seems to me that he has no personality outside of AngryBlackMan, constantly yelling at his allies and just being unlikeable in general. One particular example that stuck out to me was when in a side mission, Heller found out about a scientist he wanted to consume. Whilst describing the scientist, Heller says (paraphrased) "Likes cricket...is a member of MENSA...what a douchebag." Sorry, liking a sport that's not popular in America makes you a douchebag? Are we supposed to laugh with Heller in this scene? Add to the fact that Heller rarely displays any emotion other than anger (I think there's maybe two scenes where he acts sad about his daughter and wife before immediately switching back to anger?) and I really have to wonder about the meta reason for why Heller was designed that way. In-universe, sure, that's just the sort of person he is, but outside of the universe, what's his appeal supposed to be? Being angry is cool?
29th Nov '14 7:32:24 PM Benjamin1986
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** Another thing to consider: every one of the individual evolved that we are introduced to is college-educated (being a scientist or military officer), with a good chunk of them holding Doctorates. Heller, on the other hand, being a sergeant, explicitly DOES NOT have any higher education. [[BrainsEvilBrawnGood They are thinking themselves superior to this uneducated brute]].
29th Nov '14 7:22:57 PM Benjamin1986
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*** Also, Alex seems to have taken a heavily SocialDarwinist mentality, which would mean that he would be at peace being defeated, so long as his successor was superior.
13th Oct '14 4:08:34 PM Lightning4119
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* There's another possibility - Mercer started from zero and had to work his way up to physical god status by eating everything in sight. Then Mercer, who's been eating his veggies (and Marines, and Blackwatch for dessert) goes and infects Heller, bringing him up to a similar level as Mercer was at the end of Prototype 1. Obviously he's not going to bring Heller up to his current level, which is why Heller lacks the various biomass powers. Heller's not starting at barely-above-baseline-human like Mercer did.
20th Nov '13 9:19:20 PM beautifulDarkness
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* [[WildMassGuessing Maybe]] he's not "Alex" anymore in much the same way that a person at 20 years old isn't the same person they were when they were 8. Consider: People gain the urge to reproduce after going through puberty. Elizabeth Greene had been infected for almost 50 years by the time we met her. Alex/Blacklight is about two years old by Prototype 2. Result? It's not a normal FaceHeelTurn: ''he went through Blacklight puberty.'' A few more years and he would've developed a VoiceOfTheLegion. Even if this is true, the writing still sucks; they should've put more effort into describing it. This also implies that it'll happen to Heller in a few years...
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