History Literature / RainbowSix

27th May '17 5:19:06 AM Kadorhal
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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Subverted. Failing to use this trope with respect to Popov is what gets Horizon Corp's schemes busted.

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Subverted. Failing to use this trope with respect to Popov is what gets Subverted, as Horizon Corp's schemes busted.allows Popov in on their "chosen" group of survivors as reward for his help - unfortunately for them, he turns out to find their end goal so completely horrible that he immediately tells Rainbow about it.
24th May '17 12:14:34 PM Xtifr
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* AnimalWrongsGroup: Horizon is a world threatening terrorist version of this trope: utilizing a BatmanGambit in setting off attacks to gain attention, then getting their own soldiers as security to unleash a virus to wipe out the human race, then spreading said virus masked as a vaccine after the initial outbreak.


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* EcoTerrorist: Horizon is a world threatening terrorist version of this trope: utilizing a BatmanGambit in setting off attacks to gain attention, then getting their own soldiers as security to unleash a virus to wipe out the human race, then spreading said virus masked as a vaccine after the initial outbreak.
22nd May '17 6:25:33 AM MaulMachine
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* XanatosGambit: Regardless of whether the [[spoiler: eco-terrorist corporation backed]] terrorists succeeded or failed in their goals [[spoiler: Horizon Corporation]] would still benefit [[spoiler: (the real goal was to increase awareness of terrorism so Horizon would get the security contract for the Olympic Games where they planned to unleash the [[DepopulationBomb Shiva Virus]]).]]

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* XanatosGambit: Regardless of whether the [[spoiler: eco-terrorist corporation backed]] terrorists succeeded or failed in their goals [[spoiler: Horizon Corporation]] would still benefit [[spoiler: (the real goal was to increase awareness of terrorism so Horizon the conspirators' front company would get the security contract for the Olympic Games where they planned to unleash the [[DepopulationBomb Shiva Virus]]).]]
22nd May '17 6:23:23 AM MaulMachine
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** Extra dumb points are awarded for because in this continuity, the last group of people who attacked the US with biowarfare -- very recently -- set off a chain of events that ended with the US government making a public threat to use ''nuclear weapons'' if their terms of unconditional surrender were not immediately met, something the US government hasn't done since ''World War II''. Brightling's group, which included a former senior supervisory special agent of the FBI and a former Presidential cabinet advisor, should not have for a nanosecond believed that refusal to surrender to law enforcement custody immediately would result in anything less than their certain deaths at the hands of a full-scale US military assault -- which almost is what happens to them.

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** Extra dumb points are awarded for them because in this continuity, the last group of people who attacked the US with biowarfare -- very recently -- set off a chain of events that ended with the US government making a public threat to use ''nuclear weapons'' if their terms of unconditional surrender were not immediately met, something the US government hasn't done since ''World War II''. Brightling's group, which included a former senior supervisory special agent of the FBI and a former Presidential cabinet advisor, should not have for a nanosecond believed that refusal to surrender to law enforcement custody immediately would result in anything less than their certain deaths at the hands of a full-scale US military assault -- which almost is what happens to them.
22nd May '17 6:21:08 AM MaulMachine
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* TooDumbToLive: When they realize they have been found out, the Horizon executives flee to a South American compound. What do they do when they find out that Rainbow, a team of highly trained special forces soldiers are after them? Send out groups of men armed with hunting rifles and with zero combat experience (who are under the impression that their years of hunting game ''in woodland and savannah that is nothing like the jungle'' puts them on the level of a special forces sniper) into the jungle to hunt them down! What can possibly go wrong?

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* TooDumbToLive: When they realize they have been found out, the Horizon executives flee to a South American compound. What do they do when they find out that Rainbow, a team of highly trained special forces soldiers are after them? Send out groups of men armed with hunting G3 assault rifles and with zero combat experience (who are under the impression that their years of hunting game ''in woodland and savannah that is nothing like the jungle'' puts them on the level of a special forces sniper) into the jungle to hunt them down! What can possibly go wrong?
22nd May '17 6:20:01 AM MaulMachine
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* Each foe the teams face is also larger than the last.
** The hijackers have three men, the Ernst's team has four. The couple that raid the private home have themselves and four mercenaries. The team that attacks the amusement park has ten, the PIRA has fifteen. The group in the jungle at the end has '''fifty four,''' though only thirty five actually fight.
28th Mar '17 3:07:53 PM ThraggLootrippa
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** The first group of terrorists in the prologue are so inept their plan had no chance of success (The person they were trying to kidnap wasn't even on the plane), and were thwarted by equally unprepared people of superior skills.
** Ernst Model is also inept, but more dangerous, and actually kills a hostage. Ultimately his own sociopathy and hair trigger temper are what sinks his own operation. He's taken out by Rainbow on their first mission and serves as a WarmupBoss to Ding, who at this point is struggling with confidence issues over his own command skills due to working with people with more solid anti-terrorist experience than him, like his own number 2 and the head of Team-1.

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** The first group of terrorists in the prologue are so inept their plan had no chance of success (The person they were trying to kidnap wasn't even on the plane), plane). They had no experience, managed to do nothing more than hijack the plane, and were quickly thwarted by equally unprepared people of superior skills.
** Ernst Model is also inept, but is more dangerous, dangerous and actually kills a hostage. Ultimately his own sociopathy and hair trigger temper are what sinks his own operation. He's taken out by Rainbow on their first mission and serves as a WarmupBoss to Ding, who at this point is struggling with confidence issues over his own command skills due to working with people with more solid anti-terrorist experience than him, like his own number 2 and the head of Team-1.
4th Mar '17 6:14:44 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Popov.]] Despite getting people that trusted him killed, and despite organizing the death of several Team-1 members, he gets away unpunished. In fact, he becomes rich(er), thanks to taking over a ranch from one of the Horizon executives.



* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Popov.]] Despite getting people that trusted him killed, and despite organizing the death of several Team-1 members, he gets away unpunished. In fact, he becomes rich(er), thanks to taking over a ranch from one of the Horizon executives.
6th Nov '16 6:47:37 AM dlchen145
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* EveryoneHasStandards: Clark and Ding are hardened special forces {{badass}}es who've done many questionable things. Clark in particular has carried out creatively vicious JackBauerInterrogationTechnique. Nevertheless, they find the CurbStompBattle against the ecoterrorists so one-sided it's pure murder.

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* EveryoneHasStandards: Clark and Ding are hardened special forces {{badass}}es badasses who've done many questionable things. Clark in particular has carried out creatively vicious JackBauerInterrogationTechnique. Nevertheless, they find the CurbStompBattle against the ecoterrorists so one-sided it's pure murder.



* FluffyTheTerrible: "Team Rainbow," a collection of the World's Biggest {{Badass}}es.

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* FluffyTheTerrible: "Team Rainbow," a collection of the World's Biggest {{Badass}}es.badasses.
17th Oct '16 6:46:32 PM BobTanaka
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* ColdSniper: Dieter Weber is a taciturn, utterly unflappable German who can shoot the gun out of a man's hand from across an amusement park and is described as the most physically fit of the whole team.
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