History Machinima / RedVsBlue

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The show is currently in its 15th season, which picks up 10 months after Season 13 left off. The Reds and Blues have become notorious criminals, and one reporter, Dylan Andrews, is dead-set on finding out what caused this change in their behavior. It's filmed using ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', with CGI and footage from other games mixed in. Notably, it's the first ''Red vs Blue'' season (not counting Season 14's {{Anthology}}) to be completely stand-alone, and not have a multi-season story arc/"saga" coming off of it.

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\n* The show '''[[Machinima/RedVsBlueSeason15 fifteenth season]]''' is currently in its 15th season, which picks up 10 months after Season 13 left off. The Reds and Blues have become notorious criminals, and one reporter, Dylan Andrews, is dead-set on finding out what caused this change in their behavior. It's filmed using ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', with CGI and footage from other games mixed in. Notably, it's notably the first ''Red vs Blue'' season (not counting Season 14's {{Anthology}}) to be completely stand-alone, and not have a multi-season story arc/"saga" coming off of it.
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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlueSeason15'': Season 15




[[folder:Season 15]]
* AcronymAndAbbreviationOverload: To get past a soldier at the crime scene, Dylan spouts off a bunch of meaningless acronyms that make her and her cameraman sound important.
* AntiClimax: The mysterious FOTUS soldier turns out to be a [[spoiler: civil servant serving Tucker a court order. PlayedForLaughs.]]
* AlreadyMetEveryone: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]. A flashback to the days of Project Freelancer shows that Doc and Carolina already met long before either of them met the Reds and Blues.
* ArcWords: "Every action has an equal and opposite reaction." They're the first words spoken in Episode 1, and they're spoken again when [[spoiler: Dylan learns of the planet-destroying power the Blues and Reds' machine has.]]
* ASimplePlan: [[spoiler:All Biff needed to get back home to Georgina was to be medically discharged. The plan was simple: Temple shoots off his pinkie finger with witnesses present. Biff saw an opportunity to enact the plan when Carolina and Tex showed up in their canyon, but then he was dragged into their fight and quickly killed.]]
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In their [[VillainsOutShopping brief conversation about what they do in their spare time]], one of the Blues and Reds' Grunts mentions they like "...hunting endangered animals, pushing small children down wells, and driving around without using my turn signal!"
* AssholeVictim: [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]] with the Blues and Reds' Grunts, with Episode 19 showing them all to be [[EvilIsPetty absurdly petty]] and [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain casually bigoted assholes]] who more than deserved to be [[spoiler: sent off to Project Freelancer and later be killed off by the Reds and Blues.]]
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Newton's Third Law would mean that when a wooden shaft pierces a suit of metal armor, realistically it would splinter if it hit the metal with the force required to pierce it. [[spoiler: To say nothing of apparently going through Biff's spine and a concrete wall, all without so much as a crack.]]
* BigBad: [[spoiler: The [[EvilCounterpart Blues and Reds]], led by [[KnightOfCerebus Mark Temple]].]]
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: When Caboose is talking to Loco, two of his teammates give him two different questions to ask. The question he actually asks ends up being a mangled combination of the two. This happens twice.
-->'''Dylan''': Ask them who they are.\\
'''Sarge''': No! Find out if it's an ambush!\\
'''Caboose''': Are you a bush?
* TheBusCameBack:
** When Dylan investigates Blood Gulch, she bumps into Sister and then, Vic.
** Granted, they weren't on a bus for very long, but Kimball, Dr. Grey, the lieutenants, and Santa all make appearances during Dylan's visit to Chorus.
** The Director, 479er, and Tex all show up in a flashback in Episode 13. The Counselor is also heard speaking, but never shown on-screen.
** [[spoiler: The Red and Blue Zealots from Battle Creek are revealed to be working with the Blues and Reds.]]
** [[spoiler: Locus returns to save the Reds and Blues from the Blues and Reds.]]
** [[spoiler: Alpha-Church makes an appearance thanks to Loco's time machine.]]
* CallBack:
** The season starts with what happened to the Reds and Blues between seasons being an AmbiguousSituation, following a viewpoint character mostly unaffiliated with the Reds and Blues, that needs to track them down to figure out what's happened, and said viewpoint character starts by going back to where it all began, in Blood Gulch, just like how Reconstruction started off. Ties into a MythologyGag when Dylan mentions that this is what Wash did.
** The news article about the Reds and Blues seen at the end of Season 12 says "By Dylan Andrews". This season introduces Dylan as an actual character. Since she's written on the Reds and Blues before, she knows enough to find their change in behavior unusual and seeks to investigate further.
** Sister's first assumption about Dylan and Jax is that they're firemen, just like she assumed Wash was a cop in Reconstruction.
** Just like at the end of Season 2, the Reds and Blues got into a huge argument on whether or not it was ironic to be eaten by dinosaurs. This gets referenced again later in the season. Sarge and Tucker get too wrapped up in their own banter to [[spoiler: start searching for the time machine]]. Dylan asks if this happens a lot, and Carolina responds that the record is two hours.
** When seen from space, [[spoiler: Earth's Western Hemisphere is missing the Floridian Peninsula, referencing how the Counselor had Florida blown to hell to cover-up Agent Florida going undercover at Blood Gulch]]. Relatedly, when Jax is filming Sarge in Episode 11, the American flag in the background only has 49 stars, ''also'' referencing the Florida cover-up.
** During his [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn]], Sarge mentions how he used to be an ODST, which is a reference to the [[Machinima/RedVsBlueTheRecollection "Relocated"]] miniseries.
** In the team's fight against [[spoiler: the Zealots, Sarge once again teams up with Caboose, the Red Zealot recognizes Caboose as "the Beast", and Caboose once again beats them up out of anger.]]
** [[spoiler: Temple uses the armor lock technology on the Reds and Blues during the final battle. It fails to work on Dylan, Jax, and Caboose (the former two aren't wearing Freelancer armor, and Caboose's [[FlawedPrototype obsolete Mark V armor]] means it doesn't work on him). The latter was a plot point in [[Machinima/RedVsBlueTheRecollection Season 8]].]]
** [[spoiler: When Loco dies]], he goes "Hurk! Bleh." like people who died in the original seasons did.
* CassandraTruth: Carlos understandably doesn't believe anything Dylan says about the Reds and Blues' early days.
* CentralTheme: [[WordOfGod According to Joe Nicolosi in an AfterBuzz TV interview]], consequences is the main theme of this season. Regret and mirroring are also important themes this season.
* ChekhovsGag:
** When Grif is talking to [[spoiler:Volleyball!Simmons]], it is briefly shown that Grif now knows Spanish, [[spoiler:most likely as a result of being left alone]]. This quickly becomes important when [[spoiler:Locus shows up with Lopez' head]].
* ChekhovsGun:
** The Tower of Procreation was one of several alien towers mentioned on Chorus during Season 13. Tucker says after they captured Hargrove, he activated the temple so everyone on Chrous could party. [[spoiler:It is then revealed that the FOTUS Soldier has been searching for Tucker to ''serve'' him a class-action lawsuit for [[RealityEnsues all the women he got pregnant while the Temple was activated]] and then abandoned]].
** The [[FantasticDrug Meth-]][[UpToEleven Meth]] shrooms introduced in Episode 5 are later used in Episode 19 [[spoiler:by Grif to gain SuperSpeed and take out tons of the Blues and Reds' Grunts]].
* CerebusRetcon: The armor lock function. Originally a funny way of incapacitating Tex in Revelation, [[spoiler:here it is the main tool in Temple's method of executing Freelancers, and highlights how dangerous it could have been if the Reds and Tucker hadn't been let out of it.]]
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Due to the confusion caused by TwentyFourHourArmor and SimilarSquad antics, the Blues and Reds change their visors to blue to help the two teams tell one another apart. [[spoiler: Relatedly, the Battle Creek Grunts have green-tinted visors]]
* CompanionCube: [[spoiler: During his time in isolation, Grif decorates a bunch of volleyballs to look like the other Reds and Blues and acts out Blood Gulch-esque scenarios with them. He does his best impression of each character, even speaking Spanish for Lopez.]]
* ContinuityNod:
** The flashback episodes are dated to taking place ''after'' the [[spoiler: Sarcophagus heist in Season 9. Carolina's increasing competitiveness and Tex being partnered with [[TheSociopath Omega]] during this time would also help explain why [[WhatMeasureIsAMook both are so uncaring]] of Biff's death.]]
** When Tex appears in the flashback episodes, she has a [[EvilSoundsDeep voice filter]] like the one that she used in her first appearance.
** When Dylan explains that the Blues and Reds' device is [[spoiler: powered by a time machine]], Tucker and Simmons recall the time they [[spoiler: thought they time-traveled in Season 3]].
%%* DarkerAndEdgier: [[UpToEleven Than even]] [[Machinima/RedVsBlueTheChorusTrilogy Seasons 12 and 13]].
* DeusExitMachina: Most of the most powerful and combat-capable members of the cast are written out before the confrontation with the BigBad in the finale. [[spoiler:Specifically, Washington is shot, forcing Locus to take him to the hospital while the other living Freelancer, Carolina, has to sit out the final mission due to her injuries.]]
* DidNotSeeThatComing: The FOTUS Soldier [[spoiler: being a process server just delivering a class-action lawsuit to Tucker.]]
-->'''Dylan:''' That is not how I saw this going.
* DramaPreservingHandicap: Halfway through the season, the two super soldiers in the cast suffer handicaps that keep them from individually taking down the BigBad and their minions without any help from the rest of the cast. [[spoiler:Being trapped for days standing up in a suit of armor without food or water leaves the two too delusional and cramped to do more than fight two mooks at a time.]]
* EasterEgg: Everything on Temple's computer screen.
* EpicFail: [[spoiler:Grif's "infiltration" of the Blues and Reds' underwater lair involves him running around the base in circles, stopping to eat a snack and trying to enter the vents - all while blatantly on camera, and getting stuck in the vent because of his size, botching the Reds and Blues' only escape option. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] when it turns out to be [[GoLookAtTheDistraction a massive distraction]] for [[StealthExpert Locus]] to make his way undetected into the depths of the base, where he finds Washington and Carolina.]]
* EverythingIsRacist: Back when the Blues and Reds were still at war, the Blues were holding Lorenzo (or at least his head) hostage. The Reds thought Temple called him a goombah and told him that was racist. Temple clarified that he said [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros "Goomba"]], but Lorenzo thought that was still pretty racist. Then Temple calls him a cannoli instead, which isn't much better.
* FireWaterJuxtaposition: The Blues and Reds have two lairs: One is located underwater on Armada 8, [[spoiler: the other is inside a volcano on Earth.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** One minor detail is actually the biggest hint for why [[spoiler:Temple]] is doing what he's doing: [[spoiler:The lack of a "Grif" counterpart among the Blues and Reds]].
** Sarge mentions that's he's fantasized about Grif dying horribly in routine training exercises. [[spoiler: Later, it's revealed that Biff, Grif's counterpart, met a gruesome demise when Carolina and Tex were sent to his gulch for training purposes.]] Also, while Sarge and Surge were previously getting along quite well before that comment, Surge seems to be [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone noticeably depressed]]/[[HarsherInHindsight uncomfortable after that line]], [[spoiler: also foreshadowing Biff's death and Surge's guilt over previously making fun of Biff like Sarge currently does to Grif]].
** The true nature of Loco's device [[spoiler: (a time machine that drills into the earth)]] is hinted at several times. [[spoiler: The drill aspect was hinted at when the sim troopers went to an abandoned mining rig to look for parts, and when Loco said they would need trajectories to use it. The time machine part was hinted at by dialogue from Loco, such as offering to show Caboose a door to his dead friend, going on to say that it's not about ''where'' the door will take him, and explaining in his {{Technobabble}} that "the wormhole will resonate backwards."]]
* FreezeFrameBonus: In Episode 16, when Temple is dealing with all of the popup adds, [[spoiler: if you look closely, Vic's face is on a lot of them, hinting that those aren't any ordinary "popups".]]
* FunWithAcronyms: Dylan calls her cameraman a French Analysis Repair Transfer.
* GoMadFromTheIsolation: [[spoiler: In Episode 15, we see that Grif has become a TalkativeLoon, acting out conversations with [[Film/CastAway volleyballs,]] painted with the faces of Red and Blue team.]]
* GoneSwimmingClothesStolen: A variation of this happened to Donut. Grif buried his armor underground, thinking he died at some point.
* GroinAttack: [[spoiler:Tex just ''cannot'' keep her fists off her opponents' crotches, punching Carolina and Biff in the private parts during the flashback fight.]]
* HappyEnding: [[spoiler: While Church is still dead after all, and Loco and Vic also die, the amount of good manages to completely outweigh the bad. The Blues and Reds are defeated, with most of them being either killed or locked away, the Reds and Blues survive the fight, Caboose gets to say his goodbyes to Church, Vic [[DeathSeeker gets his wish]] when he shuts down the time machine before it can damage the planet, Wash makes a full recovery, Dylan finishes her story, which will erase the tensions between Chorus and the UNSC once released, and Jax is on his way to making blockbuster films like he wanted.]]
* HourglassPlot: At the start, [[spoiler:Tucker was completely on board with the call to action (in this case, potentially saving Church), while Grif refused (because of stress)]]. Near the end, [[spoiler:Grif was on board with the call to action (in this case, stopping the Blues and Reds from destroying the [=USNC=] base on Earth), while Tucker initially refused (because of defeatism)]].
* IdiotBall:
** Carolina and Wash firmly grasp it in Episode 10, when, right after outlining the reasons they don't trust [[spoiler: Temple or his crew]], they allow him to take them down into an isolated area, [[spoiler: all the while with his gun to their backs. When they finally reach the WaxMuseumMorgue where he displays their former comrades as victims, they ''very'' slowly ready their weapons and don't even try to shoot, giving him ample time to activate their armor lock and leave them to die. It's only because of Temple's own ComplexityAddiction that they don't die then and there. ''Possibly'' Justified (at least to a small extent) by them being off-guard from their ~10 month "vacation" with the Reds and Blues, which made them less prepared for an actual fight.]]
** Invoked in Episode 18: in order to figure out how [[spoiler:the Blues and Reds are going to attack the [=USNC=] on Earth]], Dylan asks Sarge how he would attack a heavily armed foe. His answer? [[spoiler:"Death from below."]]
* IShouldWriteABookAboutThis: The second [[TheStinger stinger]] has Jax turning in a screenplay based on his adventure, admitting that he added in movie references and flubbed some of the specifics, meaning he essentially wrote Season 15 as we saw it. Helped by the fact that Jax is an AuthorAvatar of the season's actual writer.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall:
** Vic claims that he's been cutting the footage from the Blood Gulch battle simulations into five-minute movies, and Dylan later says there's 100 of them.
** The events of Episode 4 happen on Sunday, April 23rd, the same day the episode was released for FIRST Members.
** Jax claims that he liked the Reds and the Blues better when they were funny, echoing a common criticism from fans of the original seasons.
** In Episode 12, [[spoiler:Temple states that his late-night conversation with Biff ultimately reached "the same place it always did"]]:
--->'''[[spoiler:Biff]]''': [[ArcWords You ever wonder the fuck we're doing here?]]\\
'''[[spoiler:Temple]]''': [[LampshadeHanging Like all the goddamn time.]]
** Donut complains in Episode 14 that he feels like he's ignored and unnoticed by the other Reds and Blues. Donut's largely been DemotedToExtra since the end of [[Machinima/RedVsBlueTheBloodGulchChronicles The Blood Gulch Chronicles]].
** When Simmons and Tucker are discussing their "time travel" adventures from [[Machinima/RedVsBlueTheBloodGulchChronicles Season 3]] in Episode 19, Tucker complains that he never really knew what had happened back then and found it all really confusing. The questions around the "time-travel" plot have confounded countless fans since its inception.
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: Shelley, an AI for the Blues and Reds' base, can also play background music on request. The Blues and Reds decide to play music to go with [[spoiler: Carolina and Tex]] duking it out.
* LethalJokeCharacter: While the Reds and Blues are ''already'' this, [[spoiler: [[EvilCounterpart the Blues and Reds]] turn this UpToEleven]]. Despite them being just as dysfunctional and goofy as the Blood Gulch Crew, they're also a [[spoiler: band of ruthless [[BombThrowingAnarchists anarchic]] [[WesternTerrorists terrorists]] who are planning on using a DoomsdayDevice to [[OmnicidalManiac wipe out the vast majority of human civilization in the Milky Way]].]]
* LeeroyJenkins: The only spacecraft left in the Blues and Reds' base is guarded by the Zealots. [[spoiler: Locus]] wants to play it quiet and prepare an ambush, but Tucker, still riled from being made an UnwittingPawn by Temple, rushes out and starts a firefight. [[spoiler: this ultimately gets Wash shot.]]
--> '''[[spoiler: Locus:]]''' "We had the element of surprise! Now we're just fish in a barrel!"
* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain:
** After capturing Hargrove, Tucker activated the Temple of Procreation on Chorus. However, Grif and Simmons [[StealthPun ended up stuck in a closet together]], leading to this trope.
** At the very end of the season, [[spoiler:Season 1!Church decides that since he has no idea what to make of the time window to Season 15, he'll just forget it happened and never talk about it.]]
* LightIsNotGood:
** What Sarge thinks about anyone in white armor, which previously happened with Wyoming and Meta, who are both this trope.
** [[spoiler: Temple is named after a holy place of prayers and wears lighter blue like Church (actually Jimmy's Armor color), but is far more sinister than he lets on.]]
* MathematiciansAnswer: Simmons, talking to [[spoiler:Grif]] about Jax and [[spoiler:Gene]].
-->'''Simmons:''' Ugh, I'm gonna kill him!\\
'''[[spoiler:Grif]]:''' [[spoiler:Your clone]], or that camera guy?\\
'''Simmons:''' ... ''Yes.''
* MirrorRoutine: When Surge gets spotted by Sarge, he pretends to be a reflection to avoid blowing his cover [[InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals Although, given how absurdly similar they are, he may have been doing it unintentionally.]]
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: [[spoiler: In Episode 14, Doc joins the Blues and Reds when they turn on the Red and Blues because of all the crap the Blood Gulch Crew's put him through.]]
* MoodWhiplash:
** Episode 5 is mostly a comical recap of the Blood Gulch Crew's antics during their retirement. Things turn somber when Dylan asks them what happened on the ''Staff of Charon'' [[spoiler: where Church deleted himself to power the Meta's armor for Tucker.]]
** Episode 13 starts off action-packed with a few humorous moments in between. [[spoiler: All that changes to horror and gore the moment Carolina grabs Biff to use him as a human shield]].
** Episode 17 is full of hilarious moments, from a delirious Wash talking to Big Bird, to Caboose hugging [[spoiler: Locus]] (much to [[spoiler: Locus's]] horror). [[spoiler: And then in the last few seconds a still-delirious Wash wanders into the middle of a firefight and is shot in the neck.]]
* MookHorrorShow: [[spoiler: In Episode 18, the Battle Creek Grunts [[CurbStompBattle get a reminder]] of what happened the last time [[BewareTheSillyOnes Caboose]] got angry.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: If you read between the lines of [[spoiler:Grif's interactions with the volleyball BGC]] in Episode 15, it's plain to see this is what Grif is dealing with in regards to [[spoiler:[[RefusalOfTheCall staying behind]]]]:
** Grif repeatedly attempts to apologize [[spoiler:to Volleyball!Simmons, who keeps misinterpreting these genuine attempts as Grif being himself (saying he's hungry or thirsty)]].
** [[spoiler:Albeit it's because of Grif not watching the invisible tank, but Volleyball!Sarge's first act on screen is to insult Grif for being lazy.]]
** And then you get the clencher: [[spoiler:Volleyball!Tucker and Caboose blaming Grif for Volleyball!Church's death (since he is deflating and Tucker asked Grif to help by getting an air pump, something Grif flat out blew off)]].
* MythologyGag:
** Jax wants to use Blood Gulch's tank as a dolly. The early seasons did indeed use the tank to make tracking shots.
** Everything on Temple's computer screen indicates he is using default UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows. The Recycling Bin in the top left, the Internet Explorer icon labelled 'Internet', the Xbox icon labelled 'Scorpio X', Excel, and Bing Search, are all made by Microsoft, which also makes VideoGame/{{Halo}}.
** The titles of Episodes 19 and 20 are "Red vs Red" and "Blue vs Blue" respectively. These are also some of the lyrics to ''[[ThemeTune Blood Gulch Blues]]'': ''"It's Red vs Red / And Blue vs Blue..."''
** A particularly macabre example: [[spoiler: Biff's]] CruelAndUnusualDeath from getting [[spoiler: ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice with the Blue Team flag]] might be a reference to how [[spoiler: the "Capture the Flag" team flags]] in VideoGame/{{Halo}} mutliplayer are always [[spoiler: a one-hit kill when used to melee someone.]]
* NeverGotToSayGoodbye: [[spoiler:A depressed Caboose says he never got to say goodbye to Church or thank him for being his friend after finding out he really is dead and is is never coming back this time.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] at the end of Episode 6: [[spoiler:after seeing Grif snap at everyone and quit, Dylan hopes that she and Jax "didn't fuck something up" by causing the Blood Gulch Crew to go on the Church mission]]. Ultimately this becomes [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope a key lynchpin]]: Because Grif was left behind, Locus is able to find him and give him Lopez's head, informing him of the BGC being captured]].
* NobodyPoops: [[spoiler: When Wash and Carolina are freed from armor lock after being stuck in it for days, no mention is made of them needing to... clean up. Justified as it was stated directly back during the Freelancer Saga that their suits were designed to 'eliminate all waste'...except vomit, which Delta admitted had never made it past the initial testing]]
* NoodleIncident: The Blood Gulch Crew's misadventures following Chorus. RapidFireComedy at its finest.
* NotNowKiddo: When Jax tries to warn Dylan about the Blues and Reds sneaking up on them, Dylan is too busy reading the Mother of Invention's logs to pay attention. Jax even lampshades this.
-->'''Jax:''' I have to point out this type of scene is very cliche. I talk, you ignore, and meanwhile, we become surrounded.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome \ TakeOurWordForIt: Two moments are described as such when the Blood Gulch crew returns, the resolution to Season 13's BolivianArmyEnding ("It was so awesome for a while, there! He powered up my suit and I was like Neo in the goddamn Matrix! I was juggling these two guns and the sword! And dodging bullets! It was fucking amazing! And then it was all over. ") and dinosaurs fighting robots ("I have seen some amazing things in my life, but this...this takes the cake.").
* OtherMeAnnoysMe: Tucker and Simmons can't stand their counterparts on the SimilarSquad. This might also count as IHatePastMe because said counterparts were the same as them, only without the CharacterDevelopment the formers had.
* PoorCommunicationKills: At the moment, it seems that [[spoiler:the shootout at Sidewinder in episode 3 only happened because Gene misinterpreted Buckey's [[GoshDangItToHeck "Shoot!"]] as "Open fire!"]].
* ThePsychoRangers: [[spoiler: The Reds and Blues find out a new group dressed in their armor and colours are committing crimes.]]
* RealityEnsues:
** Now that the UNSC is aware of Chorus's existence, they want to take their colony back, and they'll use force if they deem it necessary.
** Grif, who is lazy, uninterested in adventuring, and has a tense ''at best'' relationship with most of the crew, [[spoiler:leaves rather than go on yet ''another'' life-threatening quest to save Church. Also, deserting your friends who are your only sense of social interaction and way off a planet, and said backwater planet has literally no signs of civilization, is basically the same as letting yourself get stranded on a deserted island. Predictably you go a little insane.]]
** Tucker learns the hard way that [[spoiler:activating the Temple of Procreation has made him the father of many kids on Chorus, and their mothers have filed a class action lawsuit against him.]]
** As fancy and high tech as a suit of future armor is, [[spoiler:you can still starve to death if you can't move or get out of it. Furthermore, when Locus releases them, neither Wash or Carolina are ready to jump back into action. Having spent god knows how long stuck in one place, their muscles are sore and both are starving and dehydrated.]]
** Jax's final exchange with Dylan implies that on the whole, the entire adventure has given him Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Small wonder, since he's a college kid who's not only been caught up in numerous firefights, and has been shot by friend and enemy alike for trivial reasons.
* ReferenceOverdosed: This season in particular is absolutely filled with references. [[TagalongKid Jax]] especially, being a film geek, loves to reference other movies. Considering how the main writer for this season - Joe Nicolosi - had his previous [=RvB=] work ([[Machinima/RedVsBlueSeason14 "The Brick Gulch Chronicles"]]) ''also'' full of references, this seems to be part of his [[SignatureStyle Signature Style]].
* {{Retcon}}: The given reason for why the Red Team had a kit to build an autonomous robot used to be that it was to hide the fact that Blue Team also had a robot kit for the Alpha. [[spoiler: The reveal in Episode 13 implies that the robot kit was sent because the Reds in Desert Gulch also had a robot.]]
* RousingSpeech: Tucker's speech in Episode 18.
-->'''Tucker:''' [[spoiler:Listen up, everyone. The Blues and Reds are trenched in. They've got numbers, and they've got guns on their side. They've been planning this operation... for years. They have a head start, and they have a {{doomsday device}}. They also ''don't'' stand a ''fucking'' chance. I ain't much on speeches, so I'll make this short. We do this for Wash! We do this for Church! We do this because... fuck those assholes! Buckle up, guys: we're going home.]]\\
'''Caboose:''' [[spoiler:We're going to Blood Gulch?]]\\
'''Tucker:''' [[spoiler:No. ''Earth'', motherfuckers.]]
* SadisticChoice: Well, not so much ''choice'' as ''challenge'', but [[spoiler:Temple mentions to Carolina in particular that the record for staying alive in his armor room with the armor lock on is 8 days and 11 hours. He honestly hopes she can break it]].
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere:
** In between Episodes 1 and 2, Dylan's first cameraman (Frank) quit because Dylan's IntrepidReporter antics kept getting them arrested. She got an intern as a replacement.
** And a few episodes later [[spoiler: Grif's exhaustion with the never-ending adventures leads him to abandon the crew.]]
* SelfDeprecation: One post-credits scene shows Jax Jonez, the AuthorAvatar of writer/director Joe Nicolosi, pitching a script based on his adventure. He assures the exec that it's all 100% true...except for the added movie references and fudged plot points. Essentially, Joe taking a jab at himself for his [[ReferenceOverdosed frequent use of references]] and [[SeriesContinuityError bad memory when it comes to continuity.]]
* SeriesContinuityError: [[spoiler:Season 14 showed that roughly half of the Reds and Blues (Donut, Caboose, and Sister) weren't meant to be in Blood Gulch, but Episode 13 seems to indicate that all the Reds and Blues were handpicked to mirror the Desert Gulch teams.]]
* ShadowArchetype: Most of the [[EvilCounterpart Blues and Reds]] are this for the Reds and Blues. The exceptions to this seem to be [[TokenGoodTeammate Loco]] and [[AffablyEvil Cronut]], who are almost identical to their Blood Gulch counterparts ([[spoiler:the ''third'' exception to this is Biff & Grif. [[WalkingSpoiler Biff]] was a straightforward NiceGuy while [[LazyBum Grif]] is a JerkWithAHeartOfGold]]).
** [[BigBad Temple]] represents not only what would've happened if [[TheHero Church]] and [[AntiHero Carolina]] had never let go of [[spoiler: the deaths of close friends ''and'' their obsessive revenge against those responsible]], but is also what would happen if [[spoiler: Caboose's ManChild tendencies ''[[PsychopathicManchild weren't]]'' {{Played For Laughs}}.]]
** [[TheDragon Surge]] is what would happen if [[DrillSergeantNasty Sarge]] was ''even more'' completely unquestioning of the [[PrinciplesZealot orders he was given]] and [[CharacterDevelopment never developed]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold more of an honorable side]]. [[spoiler: This becomes more obvious after Sarge [[HeelFaceTurn switches back to the side of his friends]] after a HeelRealization. Sarge even refers to his final confrontation with Surge as [[RuleOfSymbolism him facing his demons]].]]
** [[KillerRobot Lorenzo]] has a [[DeadpanSnarker very sarcastic personality]] like [[OnlySaneMan Lopez]], but reacts to insults launched at him [[DisproportionateRetribution with violence]] while Lopez is actually [[NiceGuy surprisingly friendly deep-down]] and [[TheFatalist more easy-going]].
** [[InsufferableGenius Gene]] is [[TheSmartGuy Simmons]] ''without'' [[CharacterDevelopment growing a spine]] and becoming more questioning of [[UndyingLoyalty his allegiance]] to his superiors. [[spoiler: Made clear when Simmons only ''pretends'' to listen to Sarge during the latter's FaceHeelTurn and is trying to be a ReverseMole.]]
** [[CasanovaWannabe Buckey]] is pretty much a more {{Jerkass}} version of [[ChivalrousPervert Tucker]] pre-CharacterDevelopment.
* ShipTease: Episode 10 has a moment between Carolina and Wash. Carolina thinks she missed her chance at a new life with York, but Wash assures her that she can always start her life over. Carolina decides to throw York's lighter into the ocean, but he stops her. He tells her she doesn't need to let go of her past for the sake of her future. Then he grabs her hand, and she doesn't let go. Of course, Wash ruins the moment when he suggests taking off their clothes to trap whoever's tracking them with their recovery beacons, which Carolina takes the wrong way.
* ShoutOut:
** When Dylan lists random acronyms to trick her way into the crime scene, she states they're expecting an "RT double-A" in the next few minutes. The Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures (or [=RTAA=]) being another show produced by Rooster Teeth that regularly features the creators of [=RvB=].
** Carlos suggests that Dylan report on "those monster-fighting sexy teenagers" instead of the Reds and Blues, which is certainly a reference to ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', coupled with a little BitingTheHandHumor (and RealitySubtext regarding ''RWBY'''s popularity) when Carlos mentions that people care more about them than the Reds and Blues.
** The final scene of episode 4 has Dylan climbing up a mountain overlooking a sea, before holding her recorder out towards the figure she's been searching for. Much like Rey does with her lightsaber in the last scene of ''Film/StarWarsTheForceAwakens''.
** Episode 7 contains a reference to another Rooster Teeth production - ''Series/Day5''. In it, Sarge becomes unstable as he goes 5 days without sleeping, stating he'll die if he does. This is immediately followed by a [[BitingTheHandHumor small dig]] at ''Day 5'' as Jax responds that it sounds like a "weak premise". On a more serious note, another ''Day 5'' reference is made in Episode 16, with [[spoiler: Carolina urging Wash to stay awake [[AndIMustScream while they're both trapped in armor-lock]].]]
** An ''insane'' amount from Sarge in Episode 11, [[spoiler:when Jax is distracting him so that Dylan can find out what is going on.]] Among other things, he mentions 'Lazer Team 2', another Rooster Teeth production, [[Main/TakeThatUs which Jax claims he just made up]].
** Episode 15's opening sequence with [[spoiler: [[ItMakesSenseInContext Lopez's monologuing head flying through space]]]] is a huge parody of the opening credits to ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.
*** Episode 15's title itself is a ShoutOut, what with it being called [[Recap/FireflyE14ObjectsInSpace "Objects In Space"]].
*** While [[spoiler: stuck on the moon alone, [[GoneMadFromTheIsolation Grif]]]] constructs [[spoiler: [[Film/CastAway volleyball replicas of his friends]]]] [[CompanionCube to talk to]] so he doesn't go utterly insane.
** [[spoiler: Grif's "failed"]] attempt at a rescue mission is full of references to [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Metal Gear Solid]], with one of his lines being "This is Snake to Big Boss! No signs of surveillance!" An exclamation point even appears over his head when he's alerted to a fish dinner nearby.
*** [[spoiler:Church's unedited call to Command]] has him claiming that the [[spoiler: [[NoodleIncident grenade Tucker and Caboose threw down the toilet]] ruined their base's plumbing, and [[Film/AlienS "it's coming out of the goddamn walls!"]]]].
** When trying to figure out [[spoiler: the Blues and Reds' plan to invade Earth and destroy the UNSC's new HQ, Carolina]] directly quotes ''[[Literature/HonorHarrington The Honor of the Queen]]'' - [[StrategySchmategy "The best swordsman does not fear the second best, he fears the worst since there's no telling what that idiot is going to do."]] That original quote is in and of itself already a ShoutOut to Creator/MarkTwain.
** After the Reds and Blues' ship crash-lands in Episode 19 due to [[spoiler: getting hit by the Blues and Reds' [[MacrossMissileMassacre missiles]]]], [[TagalongKid Jax]] claims that [[DrivesLikeCrazy Grif]] should've said that he was [[Film/{{Serenity}} "a leaf on the wind."]]
** When Loco activates his machine, he exclaims that [[VideoGame/HalfLife "the resonance cascade is growing!"]]
* SoundtrackDissonance: The first two songs playing during [[spoiler:Tex and Carolina's fight]], an epic orchestral piece and a metal track, fit just fine, but it turns into this when Surge decides to play [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong music by]] Music/BruceSpringsteen. Then Loco shuffles the playlist and an ''[[UpToEleven audiobook of]] Literature/HarryPotter'' plays.
* SpoilerTitle: The fact that Episode 16 is called [[spoiler:"Grif Does A Rescue"]] gives away the fact that [[spoiler: Grif choosing to quit the team in Episode 6 doesn't last.]]
* SpotTheImposter: When [[spoiler:Simmons and Gene are grappling in episode 20, Grif is forced to do this due to them having the same voice]]. And exactly ''how'' does [[spoiler:Grif do this? One question, directed to both of them: "[[ArcWords Why are we here?]]"]]
* TheStinger: There are three sprinkled throughout the credits:
** [[spoiler: The first reveals that Temple, Buckey, and Cronut are now in prison. Temple sighs as the prison guards serve him-you guessed it-fish.]]
** The second shows Jax pitching a script based on his adventure to a studio executive, admitting that he [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall added in some movie references and may have fudged a few details.]] He also asks the exec if he'd be interested in [[CallBack Moon Doom.]]
** [[spoiler: The final one shows Past!Church in Blood Gulch, ''still'' confused about what just happened, and then vowing to completely forget about it and never mention it to anyone.]]
* StrawmanNewsMedia: Many people on Chorus, especially Dr. Grey, view the press as this for insisting the Reds and Blues' attacks are their fault.
* StylisticSuck: The ending credits reveal "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_RAXP7geF4 VelociROCKtor]]", the song the Blood Gulch Crew recorded in their brief retirement. The instrumentals are alright. The lyrics and [[HollywoodToneDeaf Carolina's singing]], on the other hand, are hilariously terrible.
* TakeOurWordForIt: Quite a few incidents described in Episode 5 happened just off-screen. Or, like in the case of Wash growing a beard, was hidden by the TwentyFourHourArmor.
* TakeThat:
** Sarge offers a pretty subtle one.
--->'''Sarge''': (''referring to Grif'') Trust me, you're better off without any [[WebVideo/TheAnnoyingOrange annoying orange]] in your life.
** The Blue Sim Trooper that says [[UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump "Global warming is fake news!"]] gets [[HumiliationConga shot by Tucker, run over by Sarge in his Warthog, and finally kicked by Grif.]]
** Related to the above, another one of the Blues and Reds' Grunts mentions being a fan of {{Music/Nickelback}} while listing off various reasons why he and his colleagues are [[EvilIsPetty cartoonishly evil]].
* TheTeaser: Although the title does show up in the bottom corner right at the start, it doesn't appear front and center until after the [[spoiler: Blues and Reds']] massacre.
* TragicKeepsake: Episode 10 reveals that Carolina took back York's lighter.
* TurnedOnTheirMasters: Parodied, subverted, and somehow ''inverted'' in Episode 5. Unable to live without an enemy to fight during their off-time, Sarge built a robot army to be that enemy. However, the robots malfunctioned and waged war against the local dinosaurs. All entirely off-screen.
* WaxMuseumMorgue: [[spoiler:Armor lock plus various Freelancers equals Temple's basement.]]
* WhamEpisode:
** Episode 3, which reveals that [[spoiler:the Reds and Blues that have been causing the attacks are not the ''real'' Reds and Blues, and that ''someone'' is after Tucker]].
** Episode 10, [[OnceASeason as is usual]], when it turns out [[spoiler: Temple has been killing the surviving members of Project Freelancer, apparently out of revenge, before locking Wash and Carolina in armor lock so they can die trapped. He also hints that he's someone Carolina once knew, but doesn't clarify who he is.]]
** Episode 12, where it's revealed the Blues and Reds DID have a [[spoiler:Grif counterpart named "Biff"]]. And Episode 13 revealed that [[spoiler:Carolina unintentionally murdered him]].
** Episode 14, the BGC [[spoiler:figures out what the Blues and Reds are really doing, Sarge and Doc [[FaceHeelTurn turn on the rest of the BGC]], and Lopez's head is sent off via a missile to find help.]]
* WhamLine:
** The message Kimball has Dylan deliver has Episode 5 end on a big one:
-->[[spoiler: '''Church:''' This is Church from- ''[static]'' -Alpha. If you're getting this, it's an emergency. Send. Help. Please! Send help!]]
** And the episode after that, we have [[spoiler: Grif's rebuttal to Dylan's attempt at a stirring speech.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Grif''': [[SuddenlyShouting YOU DON'T KNOW THE FIRST]] ''THING'' ABOUT ME, LADY! I hate [[VitriolicBestBuds Simmons]], I hate [[DrillSergeantNasty Sarge]], I hate EVERYBODY! [[ShutUpKirk Print that in your fucking paper!]]]]
** Episode 10. ''Oh boy'', episode 10.
--->'''Washington''': (while in Temple's basement, looking at [[spoiler:the Freelancer armor]]) Ugh. I think you need to check your plumbing... That smell...
--->'''Carolina''': ([[OhCrap sudden realization]]) That's... ''not''... sewage... (Carolina and Washington notice [[spoiler:Illinois' armor]]) [[spoiler:I don't think... these are just suits of armor...]]
** At the tail end of Episode 16, as Tucker chews out [[spoiler:Grif for botching their escape attempt]]:
--->'''Tucker''': You busted in here, made an ass of yourself, and got caught! What do ''you'' call that?!
--->'''[[spoiler:Grif]]''': [[spoiler:[[GoLookAtTheDistraction A pretty fucking sweet diversion.]]]]
--->(cut to [[spoiler:Locus finding a ''still alive'' Wash and Carolina]])
** One of the biggest in the entire series is at the end of Episode 20, crossing over with WhamShot:
-->'''[[spoiler:Church]]''': [[spoiler:Caboose? Rookie, what the hell are you doing up here? You're supposed to be guarding the flag!]]
* WhamShot:
** PlayedForLaughs in Episode 7. [[spoiler:The FOTUS soldier finally "serves" Tucker... a court order for child support for all the children he fathered at the Temple of Procreation on Chorus.]]
** PlayedForDrama in episode 10 when we see [[spoiler: Agent Illinois among the Freelancer armor.]]
** Episode [[ThirteenIsUnlucky 13]]. [[spoiler: Biff is impaled with the flag.]]
** In the final few seconds of Episode 17, [[spoiler: Wash is shot in the neck during a firefight, leaving the episode on a cliffhanger]].
* YankTheDogsChain: [[spoiler: Episode 15 reveals that the "Distress message" from Church was actually a ruse cooked up by the Blues and Reds - Temple had Loco edit a call Church put into Command during Blood Gulch to lure out the Reds and Blues.]]
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24th Jan '18 4:01:37 PM streakson22
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--->'''Church''': You should hate someone because they're an [[{{Jerkass}} asshole]], or a [[LovableSexManiac pervert]], or [[StereotypeGay snob]], or they're [[LazyBum lazy]], or [[SmugSnake arrogant]] or an [[TheDitz idiot]] or [[InsufferableGenius know-it-all]]. Those are reasons to dislike somebody. You don't hate a person because someone told you to. You have to learn to [[ItsPersonal despise people on a personal level]]. Not because they're Red, or because they're Blue, but because you know them, and you see them every single day, and you can't stand them because they're a complete and total fucking douchebag.

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--->'''Church''': You should hate someone because they're an [[{{Jerkass}} asshole]], or a [[LovableSexManiac pervert]], or [[StereotypeGay snob]], or they're [[LazyBum lazy]], or [[SmugSnake arrogant]] or an [[TheDitz idiot]] or [[InsufferableGenius know-it-all]]. Those are reasons to dislike somebody. You don't hate a person because someone told you to. You have to learn to [[ItsPersonal despise people on a personal level]]. Not because they're Red, or because they're Blue, but because you know them, and you see them every single day, and you can't stand them because they're a complete and total fucking douchebag.''douchebag''.



** Letting go of loved ones is a theme in both Season 8 and 9. (Mostly Church letting go of Tex, but also Caboose letting go of Church)

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** Letting go of loved ones is a theme in both Season 8 and 9. (Mostly 9 - Mostly Church letting go of Tex, but also Caboose letting go of Church)Church.



* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In their [[VillainsOutShopping brief conversation about what they do in their spare time]], one of the Blues and Reds' Grunts mentions they like "...hunting endangered animals, pushing small children down wells, and driving around without using my turn signal!"
* AssholeVictim: [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]] with the Blues and Reds' Grunts, with Episode 19 showing them all to be [[EvilIsPetty absurdly petty]] and [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain casually bigoted assholes]] who more than deserved to be [[spoiler: sent off to Project Freelancer and later be killed off by the Reds and Blues.]]



** The "meth-meth shrooms" that Grif finds are used for a few jokes in Episode 5 before being weaponized in Episode 19.



** [[spoiler: The final one shows Past!Church in Blood Gulch, still confused about what just happened, and vowing to completely forget about it and never mention it to anyone.]]

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** [[spoiler: The final one shows Past!Church in Blood Gulch, still ''still'' confused about what just happened, and then vowing to completely forget about it and never mention it to anyone.]]



* StylisticSuck: The ending credits reveal "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_RAXP7geF4 VelociROCKtor]]", the song the Blood Gulch Crew recorded in their brief retirement. The instrumentals are alright. The lyrics and [[HollywoodToneDeaf Carolina's singing]], on the other hand, are hilariously bad.

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* StylisticSuck: The ending credits reveal "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_RAXP7geF4 VelociROCKtor]]", the song the Blood Gulch Crew recorded in their brief retirement. The instrumentals are alright. The lyrics and [[HollywoodToneDeaf Carolina's singing]], on the other hand, are hilariously bad.terrible.



** Related to the above, another one of the Blues and Reds' Grunts mentions being a fan of {{Music/Nickelback}} while listing off various reasons why he and his colleagues are [[EvilIsPetty cartoonishly evil]].



* TurnedOnTheirMasters: Parodied, subverted, and somehow ''inverted''; Unable to live without an enemy to fight during their off-time, Sarge built a robot army to be that enemy. However, the robots malfunctioned and waged war against the local dinosaurs. All entirely off-screen.

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* TurnedOnTheirMasters: Parodied, subverted, and somehow ''inverted''; ''inverted'' in Episode 5. Unable to live without an enemy to fight during their off-time, Sarge built a robot army to be that enemy. However, the robots malfunctioned and waged war against the local dinosaurs. All entirely off-screen.
31st Dec '17 11:42:21 AM Viira
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** [[spoiler: When Loco dies, he goes "Hurk! Bleh." like people who died in the original seasons did.]]

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** [[spoiler: When Loco dies, dies]], he goes "Hurk! Bleh." like people who died in the original seasons did.]]



* CentralTheme: [[WordOfGod According to Joe Nicolosi in an AfterBuzz TV interview]], consequences is the main theme of this season.
** Regret and mirroring are also important themes this season.

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* CentralTheme: [[WordOfGod According to Joe Nicolosi in an AfterBuzz TV interview]], consequences is the main theme of this season. \n** Regret and mirroring are also important themes this season.



* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Due to the confusion caused by 24HourArmor and SimilarSquad antics, the Blues and Reds change their visors to blue to help the two teams tell one another apart. [[spoiler: Relatedly, the Battle Creek Grunts have green-tinted visors]]

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* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Due to the confusion caused by 24HourArmor TwentyFourHourArmor and SimilarSquad antics, the Blues and Reds change their visors to blue to help the two teams tell one another apart. [[spoiler: Relatedly, the Battle Creek Grunts have green-tinted visors]]



** When Loco activates his machine, he exclaims that [[VideoGame/HalfLife "the resonance cascade is growing!"]]



* FreezeFrameBonus: In Episode 16, when Temple is dealing all of the popup adds, [[spoiler: if you look closely, Vic's face is on a lot of them, hinting that those aren't any ordinary "popups".]]

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* FreezeFrameBonus: In Episode 16, when Temple is dealing with all of the popup adds, [[spoiler: if you look closely, Vic's face is on a lot of them, hinting that those aren't any ordinary "popups".]]



* InterfaceSpoiler: The fact that Episode 16 is called [[spoiler:"Grif Does A Rescue"]] gives away the fact that [[spoiler: Grif choosing to quit the team in Episode 6 doesn't last.]]



* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: After capturing Hargrove, Tucker activated the Temple of Procreation on Chorus. However, Grif and Simmons [[StealthPun ended up stuck in a closet together]], leading to this trope.
** [[spoiler: At the very end of the season, Season 1!Church decides that since he has no idea what to make of the time window to Season 15, he'll just forget it happened and never talk about it.]]

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* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain:
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After capturing Hargrove, Tucker activated the Temple of Procreation on Chorus. However, Grif and Simmons [[StealthPun ended up stuck in a closet together]], leading to this trope.
** [[spoiler: At the very end of the season, Season [[spoiler:Season 1!Church decides that since he has no idea what to make of the time window to Season 15, he'll just forget it happened and never talk about it.]]


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** When Loco activates his machine, he exclaims that [[VideoGame/HalfLife "the resonance cascade is growing!"]]


Added DiffLines:

* SpoilerTitle: The fact that Episode 16 is called [[spoiler:"Grif Does A Rescue"]] gives away the fact that [[spoiler: Grif choosing to quit the team in Episode 6 doesn't last.]]
30th Nov '17 10:17:41 AM streakson22
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* SelfParody: [[spoiler: Vic's HeroicSacrifice is clearly a parody of Epsilon's at the end of Season 13. Like that scene, it has the character in question slowing time to a halt to record a final message about stories where the hero gives their life. The difference is that, because it's [[CloudCuckoolander Vic]], the speech is more comical than emotional, and the music is an 8-bit rendition of the music from the original scene.]]



* YouHaveFailedMe: [[spoiler: In the final battle, Temple tells Loco to kill the Reds and Blues if he sees them. When Loco comes up to Caboose to give him batteries, Temple shoots him.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: In addition to the above, Temple only decided to kill him after the machine was finally built, he knew it was working, and he found out that it runs itself.]]
22nd Nov '17 12:46:43 PM Twiddler
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All fifteen seasons can be viewed at [[http://roosterteeth.com/archive/?sid=rvb&v=more the Rooster Teeth website]], or on the [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCII0hP2Ycmhh5j8lS4cexBQ official Red vs. Blue YouTube channel]]. Seasons 1-13 are also available on Netflix and DVD (Netflix UK does not have Seasons 1-5), and Seasons 1, 2, 9 and 10 on Amazon Prime. The series made a televised debut on the El Rey Network late 2015.

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All fifteen seasons can be viewed at [[http://roosterteeth.com/archive/?sid=rvb&v=more com/show/red-vs-blue the Rooster Teeth website]], or on the [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCII0hP2Ycmhh5j8lS4cexBQ official Red vs. Blue YouTube channel]]. Seasons 1-13 are also available on Netflix and DVD (Netflix UK does not have Seasons 1-5), and Seasons 1, 2, 9 and 10 on Amazon Prime. The series made a televised debut on the El Rey Network late 2015.
25th Oct '17 1:49:00 AM streakson22
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''Red vs. Blue'' is a {{Machinima}}/CGI-animated military WorkCom set against the background of the ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' game series. Its creators, Creator/RoosterTeeth Productions, helped spark the whole {{Machinima}} explosion and went on to establish themselves as {{Big Name Fan}}s in the ''Halo'' community to the point of doing actual work for Creator/{{Bungie}} Studios, as well as making their videos available for purchase on Xbox Live. [[LongRunners Having started in 2003 and still being an ongoing work, this series is not only the longest-running episodic web series of all time, but the longest-running American sci-fi series of all time.]][[note]]It's also the second longest-running general web series, beaten only by ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''.[[/note]] Credit must also be given to its lasting influence on the development of both serialized internet fiction and internet comedy series as a whole.

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''Red vs. Blue'' is a {{Machinima}}/CGI-animated military WorkCom set against the background of the ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' game series. Its creators, Creator/RoosterTeeth Productions, helped spark the whole {{Machinima}} explosion and went on to establish themselves as {{Big Name Fan}}s in the ''Halo'' community to the point of doing actual work for Creator/{{Bungie}} Studios, as well as making their videos available for purchase on Xbox Live. [[LongRunners Having started in 2003 and still being an ongoing work, this series is not only the longest-running episodic web series of all time, but the longest-running American sci-fi series of all time.]][[note]]It's also the second longest-running general web series, beaten only by ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''.[[/note]] Credit must also be given to its lasting influence on legacy: the series popularized video game Machinima and was heavily influential in the development of both serialized internet fiction and internet comedy series as a whole.
24th Oct '17 10:28:45 PM IndyRevolution
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''Red vs. Blue'' is a {{Machinima}}/CGI-animated military WorkCom set against the background of the ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' game series. Its creators, Creator/RoosterTeeth Productions, helped spark the whole {{Machinima}} explosion and went on to establish themselves as {{Big Name Fan}}s in the ''Halo'' community to the point of doing actual work for Creator/{{Bungie}} Studios, as well as making their videos available for purchase on Xbox Live. [[LongRunners Having started in 2003 and still being an ongoing work, this series is not only the longest-running episodic web series of all time, but the longest-running American sci-fi series of all time.]][[note]]It's also the second longest-running general web series, beaten only by ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''.[[/note]] Credit must also be given to its legacy: the series basically kickstarted the video game Machinima industry and was heavily influential in the development of both serialized internet fiction and internet comedy series as a whole.

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''Red vs. Blue'' is a {{Machinima}}/CGI-animated military WorkCom set against the background of the ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' game series. Its creators, Creator/RoosterTeeth Productions, helped spark the whole {{Machinima}} explosion and went on to establish themselves as {{Big Name Fan}}s in the ''Halo'' community to the point of doing actual work for Creator/{{Bungie}} Studios, as well as making their videos available for purchase on Xbox Live. [[LongRunners Having started in 2003 and still being an ongoing work, this series is not only the longest-running episodic web series of all time, but the longest-running American sci-fi series of all time.]][[note]]It's also the second longest-running general web series, beaten only by ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''.[[/note]] Credit must also be given to its legacy: the series basically kickstarted the video game Machinima industry and was heavily influential in lasting influence on the development of both serialized internet fiction and internet comedy series as a whole.
11th Oct '17 5:40:43 PM igordebraga
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** Everything on Temple's computer screen indicates he is using default UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows. The Recycling Bin in the top left, the Internet Explorer icon labelled 'Internet', the X-Box icon labelled 'Scorpio X', Excel, and Bing Search, are all made by Microsoft, which also makes VideoGame/{{Halo}}.

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** Everything on Temple's computer screen indicates he is using default UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows. The Recycling Bin in the top left, the Internet Explorer icon labelled 'Internet', the X-Box Xbox icon labelled 'Scorpio X', Excel, and Bing Search, are all made by Microsoft, which also makes VideoGame/{{Halo}}.



* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome \ TakeOurWordForIt: Two moments are described as such when the Blood Gulch crew returns, the resolution to Season 13's BolivianArmyEnding ("It was so awesome for a while, there! He powered up my suit and I was like Neo in the goddamn Matrix! I was juggling these two guns and the sword! And dodging bullets! It was fucking amazing! And then it was all over. ") and dinosaurs fighting robots ("I have seen some amazing things in my life, but this...this takes the cake.").



* SoundtrackDissonance: The first two songs playing during [[spoiler:Tex and Carolina's fight]], an epic orchestral piece and a metal track, fit just fine, but it turns into this when Surge decides to play music by Music/BruceSpringsteen. Then Loco shuffles the playlist and an ''[[UpToEleven audiobook of]] Literature/HarryPotter'' plays.

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* SoundtrackDissonance: The first two songs playing during [[spoiler:Tex and Carolina's fight]], an epic orchestral piece and a metal track, fit just fine, but it turns into this when Surge decides to play [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong music by by]] Music/BruceSpringsteen. Then Loco shuffles the playlist and an ''[[UpToEleven audiobook of]] Literature/HarryPotter'' plays.


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* StylisticSuck: The ending credits reveal "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_RAXP7geF4 VelociROCKtor]]", the song the Blood Gulch Crew recorded in their brief retirement. The instrumentals are alright. The lyrics and [[HollywoodToneDeaf Carolina's singing]], on the other hand, are hilariously bad.
9th Oct '17 6:17:32 AM streakson22
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* DeusExitMachina: Most of the most powerful and combat-capable members of the cast are written out before the confrontation with the BigBad in the finale. [[spoiler:Specifically, Freelancer Washington is shot, forcing superhuman assassin Locust to take him to the hospital while the other living Freelancer, Carolina, has to sit out the final mission due to her injuries.]]

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* DeusExitMachina: Most of the most powerful and combat-capable members of the cast are written out before the confrontation with the BigBad in the finale. [[spoiler:Specifically, Freelancer Washington is shot, forcing superhuman assassin Locust Locus to take him to the hospital while the other living Freelancer, Carolina, has to sit out the final mission due to her injuries.]]
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