History Machinima / RedVsBlueTheRecollection

29th Nov '17 7:01:52 AM Viira
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* DeathFakedForYou: [[spoiler:Washington does this for South when ordered to kill her by Command. In Part 4, however, this is subverted, as Command already knew she was alive.]]



* DeathFakedForYou: [[spoiler:Washington does this for South when ordered to kill her by Command. In Part 4, however, this is subverted, as Command already knew she was alive.]]



** [[spoiler:We are the Meta.]]

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** [[spoiler:We We are the Meta.]]



** After Wash is shot [[spoiler:inside the Command bunker,]] his own recovery beacon is activated at "Level Zero". [[spoiler:This is the level for when an A.I. is in danger, indicating that Church is inside him.]]
*** [[spoiler:Bow Chicka Wow Wow.]]

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** After Wash is shot [[spoiler:inside the Command bunker,]] his own recovery beacon is activated at "Level Zero". [[spoiler:This is the level for when an A.I. is in danger, indicating that Church is inside him.]]
*** [[spoiler:Bow Chicka Wow Wow.
his head.]]



-->'''Grif''': You should explain what's going on, and I could make an educated suggestion.
-->'''Simmons''': 'Educated'...? Okay, fine. ''This'' computer is a dedicated interface with a highly developed security protocol. The information we are accessing is stored on a ''separate'' database with its own dedicated hardware. That system has its own distinct layer of security. From what I can tell, the two systems verify their identities by trading randomly generated 2056-bit encryption keys. I'm trying to spoof one of those keys now. [[SarcasmMode So, I'm all ears, any suggestions]]?
-->'''Grif''': Oh yeah, I've seen that before. You should try uploading a virus to the mainframe.
-->'''Simmons''': Jesus!
-->'''Grif''': I find that viruses which feature [[HackedByAPirate laughing skulls]] tend to work the best.
-->'''Simmons''': Shut the fuck up and let me work!

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-->'''Grif''': You should explain what's going on, and I could make an educated suggestion.
-->'''Simmons''':
suggestion.\\
'''Simmons''':
'Educated'...? Okay, fine. ''This'' computer is a dedicated interface with a highly developed security protocol. The information we are accessing is stored on a ''separate'' database with its own dedicated hardware. That system has its own distinct layer of security. From what I can tell, the two systems verify their identities by trading randomly generated 2056-bit encryption keys. I'm trying to spoof one of those keys now. [[SarcasmMode So, I'm all ears, any suggestions]]?
-->'''Grif''':
suggestions]]?\\
'''Grif''':
Oh yeah, I've seen that before. You should try uploading a virus to the mainframe.
-->'''Simmons''': Jesus!
-->'''Grif''':
mainframe.\\
'''Simmons''': Jesus!\\
'''Grif''':
I find that viruses which feature [[HackedByAPirate laughing skulls]] tend to work the best.
-->'''Simmons''':
best.\\
'''Simmons''':
Shut the fuck up and let me work!



-->'''Washington''': You have got to be the most immature soldiers I've ever met.
-->'''Grif''': Your face is immature.

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-->'''Washington''': You have got to be the most immature soldiers I've ever met.
-->'''Grif''':
met.\\
'''Grif''':
Your face is immature.



-->[[spoiler: '''South''']]: Oh, come on Wash, what're ya gonna do? Shoo- ''(headshot)''
--> '''Wash''': Yes.

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-->[[spoiler: '''South''']]: Oh, come on Wash, what're ya gonna do? Shoo- ''(headshot)''
-->
''(headshot)''\\
'''Wash''': Yes.



---> '''Wash:''' How do you ever get anything done if all you ever do is argue with each other??
---> '''Church:''' We don't! That's part of our charm! Quit fucking it up!

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---> '''Wash:''' How do you ever get anything done if all you ever do is argue with each other??
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other?\\
'''Church:''' We don't! That's part of our charm! Quit fucking it up!



* RealityEnsues: ...When the Blood Gulch Teams were sent to different bases; Sarge refused to be reassigned and was labeled AWOL, making Grif the new team CO. Grif and Simmons proceed to ruin their new assignment by selling their ammo to Blue Team, and would have been killed by firing squad for treason had Sarge not shown up at the last minute. Caboose, meanwhile, was sentenced to the brig and tied up because ''his'' new CO realized that he was LethallyStupid.

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* RealityEnsues: ...RealityEnsues: When the Blood Gulch Teams were sent to different bases; bases, Sarge refused to be reassigned and was labeled AWOL, making Grif the new team CO. Grif and Simmons proceed to ruin their new assignment by selling their ammo to Blue Team, and would have been killed by firing squad for treason had Sarge not shown up at the last minute. Caboose, meanwhile, was sentenced to the brig and tied up because ''his'' new CO realized that he was LethallyStupid.



* WhamEpisode: Chapter 16 and Chapter 19

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* WhamEpisode: Chapter 16 and Chapter 1919.



-->'''The Director''': Sincerely Yours, the [[spoiler:Former]] Director of Project Freelancer, [[spoiler:Doctor Leonard Church]].

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-->'''The --->'''The Director''': Sincerely Yours, the [[spoiler:Former]] Director of Project Freelancer, [[spoiler:Doctor Leonard Church]].



--->'''Wash:''' Caboose! Toss that grenade!\\

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--->'''Wash:''' -->'''Wash:''' Caboose! Toss that grenade!\\
23rd Nov '17 1:43:34 PM It_Might_Be_Me
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***[[spoiler:Bow Chicka Wow Wow.]]
5th Oct '17 7:52:31 PM igordebraga
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* HackedByAPirate: Invoked. As Simmons tries to hack Command's computer system, Grif unhelpfully offers advice such as, "You should try uploading a virus to the mainframe. I find viruses that feature a laughing skull work the best."

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* HackedByAPirate: Invoked.Invoked, possibly referencing ''Film/IndependenceDay''. As Simmons tries to hack Command's computer system, Grif unhelpfully offers advice such as, "You should try uploading a virus to the mainframe. I find viruses that feature a laughing skull work the best."
5th Oct '17 2:32:47 PM tdwally
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* TheBadGuyWins: To a point. The Meta is stopped, but the epilogue has the Director explain the loophole he is using to avoid punishment for his actions and [[spoiler:he implies that he sees Church's willingness to sacrifice himself as proof of his own bravery.]] The next season reveals that [[spoiler:Caboose never turned Epsilon in, meaning there was no evidence for the case against him anyway.]]



* CassandraTruth: When Wash is explaining the history of Project Freelancer and their A.I. experiments using the copied Alpha A.I., [[spoiler:Simmons mutters that A.I. can't be copied.]] Though no one else even bothers to acknowledge this statement, it is not only correct, but a crucial fact in understanding the Director's crimes.



* FiveSecondForeshadowing: Church realizes that the Meta has Wyoming's time powers seconds before he forces it to use them.

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* FiveSecondForeshadowing: FiveSecondForeshadowing:
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Church realizes that the Meta has Wyoming's time powers seconds before he forces it to use them.them.
** After Wash is shot [[spoiler:inside the Command bunker,]] his own recovery beacon is activated at "Level Zero". [[spoiler:This is the level for when an A.I. is in danger, indicating that Church is inside him.]]


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* LoopholeAbuse: The Director exploits one to get away with [[spoiler:torturing the Alpha A.I. Since Alpha was based on his own mind, the torture qualified as self-inflicted.]] The Chairman mentions in one of his letters that the place in history the Director seems to want will be as the inspiration for new laws meant to close this loophole.


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* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: Delta urges Wash to kill South shortly after she tried to force him to surrender himself to the Meta and reminds Wash of the way she betrayed him in their previous encounter.


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* NoodleIncident: When Sarge is reassembling the Red Team, he mentions being unable to get Donut but doesn't say why he wouldn't be available.
29th Sep '17 7:20:51 AM Rytex
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* SelfBotchedCatchPhrase: Provides the page quote.
-->'''Sarge''': "Agent Washington... you just got Sar-- *gunshot, explosion* God dammit, I messed up the [[PreMortemOneLiner one-liner!]]"
29th Sep '17 6:16:51 AM cybertoy0
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* RealityEnsues: ...When the Blood Gulch Teams were sent to different bases; Sarge refused to be reassigned and was labeled AWOL, making Grif the new team CO. Grif and Simmons proceed to ruin their new assignment by selling their ammo to Blue Team, and would have been killed by firing squad for treason had Sarge not shown up at the last minute. Caboose, meanwhile, was sentenced to the brig and tied up because ''his'' new CO realized that he was LethallyStupid.
19th Jul '17 8:51:28 PM jormis29
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* ICantDoThisByMyself: Agent Washington repeatedly uses this phrase or some variant of it to convince the Red and Blue teams to join his fight against the Meta, so much so that it's parodied in the first {{WebVideo/Rooster Teeth Short|s}}, where a fake recording session of Washington's voice actor Shannon [=McCormick=] shows him saying this, along with several other satirical versions of Wash's frequent statements. None of them would consider Wash a "friend", though - they only join him because they each hope to get something for themselves out of the deal (except for Caboose, who always seems happy to help anyone - [[PlayerKilling even if they]] [[UnwantedAssistance don't want him to]]). In fact, Wash tries everything from pulling rank to outright bribery (though notably not asking nicely) to get the teams to cooperate.

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* ICantDoThisByMyself: Agent Washington repeatedly uses this phrase or some variant of it to convince the Red and Blue teams to join his fight against the Meta, so much so that it's parodied in the first {{WebVideo/Rooster Teeth Short|s}}, where a fake recording session of Washington's voice actor Shannon [=McCormick=] Creator/ShannonMcCormick shows him saying this, along with several other satirical versions of Wash's frequent statements. None of them would consider Wash a "friend", though - they only join him because they each hope to get something for themselves out of the deal (except for Caboose, who always seems happy to help anyone - [[PlayerKilling even if they]] [[UnwantedAssistance don't want him to]]). In fact, Wash tries everything from pulling rank to outright bribery (though notably not asking nicely) to get the teams to cooperate.
14th May '17 12:32:59 PM Viira
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The collection of Seasons 6 to 8 of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', in which the series takes a more serious tone, focussing on Project Freelancer and The Director, while still being as hilarious as ever. The collection contains 58 episodes in total, as well as two miniseries, "Recovery One" and "Relocated".

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The collection of Seasons 6 to 8 of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', in which the series takes a more serious tone, focussing focusing on Project Freelancer and The Director, while still being as hilarious as ever. The collection contains 58 episodes in total, as well as two miniseries, "Recovery One" and "Relocated".



* ArtifactTitle: Arguable for ''Blood Gulch Chronicles'' seasons 3-5, but from this series onward is really when the titular teams of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' essentially ally to fight a greater threat (save for whenever Sarge feels there's a good opportunity at hand to betray the Blues). Every time the teams separate again, it tends to be during time taking place between seasons.



* DarkerAndEdgier: Whereas the Blood Gulch seasons were light on drama and action but heavy on comedy, the Recollection Trilogy (especially "Reconstruction") is the opposite.



** [[spoiler:The Rat's Nest Blues, South Dakota, The Alpha/Church, Delta, Omega, Tex, Sigma, Gamma, Iota, Eta, and Theta in ''Reconstruction''.]]

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** [[spoiler:The Rat's Nest Blues, South Dakota, The Alpha/Church, Delta, Omega, Tex, Sigma, Gamma, Iota, Eta, and Theta Theta]] in ''Reconstruction''.]]



* AccidentalPun[=/=]PunnyName: "Wash" is the CleanupCrew of Project Freelancer.

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* AccidentalPun[=/=]PunnyName: AccidentalPun: "Wash" is the CleanupCrew of Project Freelancer.



** EarlyBirdCameo: There is mention of North's AI's Theta, who shows up in Season 10. North Dakota himself might also count.



* EarlyBirdCameo: There is mention of North's AI's Theta, who shows up in Season 10. North Dakota himself might also count.



* {{Interquel}}: Between Seasons 5 and 6 for the most part, helping to change the tone of the series.



* MilitaryMaverick[=/=]RogueAgent: By Part 3, Washington essentially abandons Project Freelancer completely. [[DefectorFromDecadence This isn't necessarily bad.]]

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* MilitaryMaverick[=/=]RogueAgent: MilitaryMaverick: By Part 3, Washington essentially abandons Project Freelancer completely. [[DefectorFromDecadence This isn't necessarily bad.]]



** {{Interquel}}: Between Seasons 5 and 6 for the most part, helping to change the tone of the series.



* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler:South, Church, Delta, Omega, Gamma and the rest of the AI fragments the Meta had in its possession.They partially return in later seasons through Epsilon's memory, but the original [=AIs=] are all dead.]]

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* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler:South, Church, Delta, Omega, Gamma and the rest of the AI fragments the Meta had in its possession. They partially return in later seasons through Epsilon's memory, but the original [=AIs=] are all dead.]]



* ArtifactTitle: Arguable for ''Blood Gulch Chronicles'' seasons 3-5, but from this season onward is really when the titular teams of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' essentially ally to fight a greater threat (save for whenever Sarge feels there's a good opportunity at hand to betray the Blues). Every time the teams separate again, it tends to be during time taking place between seasons.



-->'''[[spoiler:South]]''': Oh, come on, [[spoiler:Wash]]. What are you going to do, [[KilledMidSentence sh-]]\\
'''[[spoiler:Washington]]''': Yes. Excellent suggestion.

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-->'''[[spoiler:South]]''': Oh, come on, [[spoiler:Wash]]. What are you going to do, [[KilledMidSentence sh-]]\\
shoo-]]\\
'''[[spoiler:Washington]]''': Yes. Excellent Good suggestion.



* CallForward: [[spoiler:We are the Meta.]]

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* CallForward: CallForward:
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[[spoiler:We are the Meta.]]



* DarkerAndEdgier: Whereas the Blood Gulch seasons were light on drama and action but heavy on comedy, the Recollection Trilogy (especially "Reconstruction") is the opposite.



** In the ''Reconstruction'' finale, the Meta's 7 captured A.I.s can be seen, including one that has since been identified as [[spoiler:Tex]]. [[spoiler:When Church sacrifices himself to defeat Meta, Tex is the only A.I. to visible react (she turns towards him when he charges at Meta)]].

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** In the ''Reconstruction'' finale, the Meta's 7 captured A.I.s can be seen, including one that has since been identified as [[spoiler:Tex]]. [[spoiler:When [[spoiler:Tex. When Church sacrifices himself to defeat Meta, Tex is the only A.I. to visible visibly react (she turns towards him when he charges at Meta)]].



* IResembleThatRemark

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* IResembleThatRemarkIResembleThatRemark:



-->[[spoiler: '''South''']]: Oh, come on Wash, what're ya gonna do? Sh- *headshot*

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-->[[spoiler: '''South''']]: Oh, come on Wash, what're ya gonna do? Sh- *headshot*Shoo- ''(headshot)''



--> '''Wash:''' How do you ever get anything done if all you ever do is argue with each other??
--> '''Church:''' We don't! That's part of our charm! Quit fucking it up!

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--> ** In Chapter 4:
--->
'''Wash:''' How do you ever get anything done if all you ever do is argue with each other??
--> ---> '''Church:''' We don't! That's part of our charm! Quit fucking it up!



* ReplacementGoldfish: Judging by the Director's words, probably [[spoiler:Tex]].

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* ReplacementGoldfish: Judging by the Director's words, probably [[spoiler:Tex]].[[spoiler:probably Tex]].



-->[[spoiler:'''Church''': You're a fucking idiot.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Washington''': That's not the reaction I expected.]]
* TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat: Delta creates a message like this for Church. Notably, the usage of the trope here averts the nearly omniscient overtones that are usually present. When Church tries to mess with the recording by saying outrageous things, Delta simply responds by saying "stop testing me".
** This, of course, is {{handwave}}d by the fact that Delta is the Alpha AI's logic unit, and so explained that he used logic to predict what Church would ask his recording. He just happened to be remarkably accurate. [[spoiler:Later reveals indicate this was helped by the fact that Church is the Alpha AI that Delta was originally split from]].

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-->[[spoiler:'''Church''': -->[[spoiler:'''Church''':]] You're a fucking idiot.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Washington''':
idiot.
-->[[spoiler:'''Washington''':]]
That's not the reaction I expected.]]
expected.
* TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat: Delta creates a message like this for Church. Notably, the usage of the trope here averts the nearly omniscient overtones that are usually present. When Church tries to mess with the recording by saying outrageous things, Delta simply responds by saying "stop testing me".
**
me". This, of course, is {{handwave}}d by the fact that Delta is the Alpha AI's logic unit, and so explained that he used logic to predict what Church would ask his recording. He just happened to be remarkably accurate. [[spoiler:Later reveals indicate this was helped by the fact that Church is the Alpha AI that Delta was originally split from]].



* TransferableMemory: Epsilon was created as a receptacle for the Alpha's memories, which include those of [[spoiler:the Director of Project Freelancer]].
** He also appears to be able to assimilate memories from those around him.

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* TransferableMemory: Epsilon was created as a receptacle for the Alpha's memories, which include those of [[spoiler:the Director of Project Freelancer]].
**
Freelancer]]. He also appears to be able to assimilate memories from those around him.



* {{Unperson}}: The Reds try to "defeat" the Blues by deleting them from the Command database.
** The episode also [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on RetGone, when Caboose disappears after the Reds finish purging the database. Simmons panics, thinking he may have deleted Caboose from existence. He was just using the bathroom before the upcoming battle.
--->'''Grif:''' Come on dude, tell us more about the reality bending computer. I'm ''hanging'' on your every word.
--->'''Simmons:''' I don't wanna talk about it.

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* {{Unperson}}: The Reds try to "defeat" the Blues by deleting them from the Command database.
**
database. The episode also [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on RetGone, when Caboose disappears after the Reds finish purging the database. Simmons panics, thinking he may have deleted Caboose from existence. He was just using the bathroom before the upcoming battle.
--->'''Grif:''' -->'''Grif:''' Come on dude, tell us more about the reality bending computer. I'm ''hanging'' on your every word.
--->'''Simmons:''' -->'''Simmons:''' I don't wanna talk about it.



** Th end of Chapter 16, which makes a huge impact on the entire series:

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** Th The end of Chapter 16, which makes a huge impact on the entire series:



* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Averted due some surprisingly progressive legislation concerning Artificial Intelligences - it is implied in the Director and Chairman's memos that [=AIs=] are citizens, and have strict moral guidelines in place for dealing with them, [[spoiler:more of which are added in "honor" of the Director after his actions concerning the Alpha are brought to light]].

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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: WhatMeasureIsANonHuman:
**
Averted due some surprisingly progressive legislation concerning Artificial Intelligences - it is implied in the Director and Chairman's memos that [=AIs=] are citizens, and have strict moral guidelines in place for dealing with them, [[spoiler:more of which are added in "honor" of the Director after his actions concerning the Alpha are brought to light]].



* WorstAid



** AWizardDidIt



* AtomicFBomb: Simmons gives one [[spoiler:while being chased by the Meta]].

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* AtomicFBomb: Simmons gives one [[spoiler:while while being chased by the Meta]].Meta.



* CarFu: Subverted when [[spoiler:Tucker]] tries to take out an enemy Warthog about to attack Sarge and Caboose's jeep by hitting it with his Chopper ramping off a hill (complete with gratuitous yelling during the entire [[OverlyLongGag very long]] time he spends in the air), but overshoots and misses them completely. However, this ''did'' give the jeep's gauss gun enough time to charge and attack the enemies while they were distracted.

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* CarFu: CarFu:
**
Subverted when [[spoiler:Tucker]] tries to take out an enemy Warthog about to attack Sarge and Caboose's jeep by hitting it with his Chopper ramping off a hill (complete with gratuitous yelling during the entire [[OverlyLongGag very long]] time he spends in the air), but overshoots and misses them completely. However, this ''did'' give the jeep's gauss gun enough time to charge and attack the enemies while they were distracted.



* CerberusSyndrome: The series starts off lightheartedly, but progressively becomes more and more serious, culminating in [[spoiler:Wash's betrayal and murder of Lopez and Donut]] in the finale.

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* CerberusSyndrome: The series starts off lightheartedly, but progressively becomes more and more serious, culminating in [[spoiler:Wash's betrayal and murder shooting of Lopez and Donut]] in the finale.



** [[spoiler:After Church comes back, his memory is a little fuzzy, and what he does know is mostly based on what Caboose has told him; for instance, he calls Sarge a pirate captain. Also, he thinks Grif is yellow, just like how Grif is seen inside Caboose's head. And he spells Grif's name with two "f"s.]]

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** [[spoiler:After Church After [[spoiler:Church comes back, back]], his memory is a little fuzzy, and what he does know is mostly based on what Caboose has told him; for instance, he calls Sarge a pirate captain. Also, he thinks Grif is yellow, just like how Grif is seen inside Caboose's head. And he spells Grif's name with two "f"s.]]



* EasyAmnesia[=/=]WhosOnFirst: [[spoiler:Epsilon accidentally turns off his short term memory.]]

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* EasyAmnesia[=/=]WhosOnFirst: EasyAmnesia: [[spoiler:Epsilon accidentally turns off his short term memory.]]



* FriendshipMoment: [[spoiler:Despite how often Simmons is annoyed by Donut, he still tries to save the latter after he is shot by Washington.]]

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* FriendshipMoment: [[spoiler:Despite Despite how often Simmons is annoyed by Donut, he [[spoiler:he still tries to save the latter after he is shot by Washington.]]



* IronicEcho: In "Recovery One", there was a dialogue where South asks for a moment with her dead brother, Washington coldly says she has one minute, South bitterly says she guesses she should be thankful, and Wash says he guesses she better get started. [[spoiler:In this series, almost the exact same words crop up regards Wash having five minutes to make a deal with the Chairman, with Wash echoing South's dialogue and a guard echoing Wash's.]]

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* IronicEcho: In "Recovery One", there was a dialogue where South asks for a moment with her dead brother, and Washington coldly says she has one minute, minute. South bitterly says she guesses she should be thankful, and Wash says he guesses she better get started. [[spoiler:In this series, almost the exact same words crop up regards Wash having five minutes to make a deal with the Chairman, with Wash echoing South's dialogue and a guard echoing Wash's.]]



* ManOnFire:

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* ManOnFire:ManOnFire: Caboose's [[RuleOfFunny random base fires]]



** The above even applies to the RuleOfFunny, with Caboose's [[RuleOfFunny random base fires]]:
--->'''Caboose''': ALL RIGHT, NOW HOW DID THAT EVEN START?!

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** The above even applies to the RuleOfFunny, with Caboose's [[RuleOfFunny random base fires]]:
--->'''Caboose''':
-->'''Caboose''': ALL RIGHT, NOW HOW DID THAT EVEN START?!



* NeverTrustATrailer: Tex and [[spoiler:Alpha-Church]] were shown in "Recreation"'s trailer, but never appeared in the series itself. WordOfGod is that it was symbolic of [[spoiler:Epsilon's return as Church]], and not to be taken literally.
* [[OhCrap OH FUCK!]]: Simmons' reaction upon seeing the Meta.
* PercussiveMaintenance: Caboose tries to fix a robot's memory issues by hitting it with his gun. And it apparently ''worked''.
* PinballProjectile

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* NeverTrustATrailer: Tex and [[spoiler:Alpha-Church]] Alpha-Church were shown in "Recreation"'s trailer, but never appeared in the series itself. WordOfGod is that it was symbolic of [[spoiler:Epsilon's return as Church]], and not to be taken literally.
* [[OhCrap OH FUCK!]]: OhCrap: Simmons' reaction upon seeing the Meta.
* PercussiveMaintenance: Caboose tries to fix a robot's memory issues by hitting it with his gun. And it apparently ''worked''.
* PinballProjectile
''works''.



-->'''[[spoiler:Tucker:]]''' [[spoiler:I fucked your sister.]]

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-->'''[[spoiler:Tucker:]]''' [[spoiler:I I fucked your sister.]]



* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler:Washington shows qualities of this and FauxAffablyEvil at various points, showcasing what happens when TheComicallySerious loses patience and turns evil.]]

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* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler:Washington Washington shows qualities of this and FauxAffablyEvil at various points, showcasing what happens when TheComicallySerious loses patience and turns evil.]]



* AndIMustScream: Arguably a subversion. [[spoiler:Church and Tex's imprisonment in the AI capture unit would seem like this, but the narration at the end suggests that the two will finally find happiness with each other. Keep in mind that finding happiness with Tex is something Church has been trying to do for the ''entire series.'']]

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* AndIMustScream: Arguably a subversion.Subverted. [[spoiler:Church and Tex's imprisonment in the AI capture unit would seem like this, but the narration at the end suggests that the two will finally find happiness with each other. Keep in mind that finding happiness with Tex is something Church has been trying to do for the ''entire series.'']]



* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: Wash]] has a degree of this, especially after you realize that the reason [[spoiler: Wash]] is after the BG crew is because he was sent to prison because they didn't hand over Epsilon like he told them to. And aside from that, what he's trying to do with Epsilon is actually to help put away a villain.
** HeroAntagonist: [[spoiler:Washington]], in a sense. The Chairman hired him and his partner to take in the Epsilon Unit so as to take down the Director and free him from jail. The only problem is that Epsilon now has taken on the form of [[spoiler:Church]] again somewhat, and said HeroAntagonist isn't telling anyone ''why'' he's going after them, nor even asking for help, instead going deep into villainous territory.

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* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: Wash]] Wash has a degree of this, especially after you realize that the reason [[spoiler: Wash]] he is after the BG crew is because he was sent to prison because they didn't hand over Epsilon like he told them to. And aside from that, what he's trying to do with Epsilon is actually to help put away a villain.
** HeroAntagonist: [[spoiler:Washington]], in a sense. The Chairman hired him and his partner to take in the Epsilon Unit so as to take down the Director and free him from jail. The only problem is that Epsilon now has taken on the form of [[spoiler:Church]] again somewhat, and said HeroAntagonist isn't telling anyone ''why'' he's going after them, nor even asking for help, instead going deep into villainous territory.
villain.



* BadassNormal: Agent Washington seems to be this. A close examination of his performance in the big fight in Episode 19 indicates he's not in the same superhuman league as Tex or the Meta, but he still manages to hold his own and while he's not the melee powerhouse that the Meta is, he's still a more competent fighter than any of the Blood Gulch crew as well as a ''damn'' good shot (all after being blow up and visibly injured by a bunch of landmines, I might add).
** [[spoiler: Both Sarge and Tucker count for this category, although not on the same level as Wash. Sarge because he was willing to get up close with the Meta to put his (really Wash's) plan into action, while Tucker has just become a great fighter all around, for a non-freelancer; Tucker's exploits include holding off C.T.'s forces on his own, slicing in half a warthog and a huge ass crate in a moments notice, and, most of all, stabbing the Meta through the chest with his sword, which would kill anyone else almost instantly. While nowhere near the level of the shown freelancers, both Sarge and Tucker are extremely competent soldiers. Honorable mention to Grif for wrestling the Meta's bruteshot away, leading to Tucker's stabbage.]]
** Episode 20 seems to confirm it, As Wash finally hits his limit, and can't keep fighting. He did take an explosive round at point blank.

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* BadassNormal: BadassNormal:
**
Agent Washington seems to be this. A close examination of his performance in the big fight in Episode 19 indicates he's not in the same superhuman league as Tex or the Meta, but he still manages to hold his own and while he's not the melee powerhouse that the Meta is, he's still a more competent fighter than any of the Blood Gulch crew as well as a ''damn'' good shot (all after being blow blown up and visibly injured by a bunch of landmines, I might add).
landmines). Episode 20 seems to confirm it, as Wash finally hits his limit, and can't keep fighting. He did take an explosive round at point blank.
** [[spoiler: Both Sarge and Tucker count for this category, although not on the same level as Wash. Sarge [[spoiler:Sarge because he was willing to get up close with the Meta to put his (really Wash's) plan into action, while Tucker has just become a great fighter all around, for a non-freelancer; Tucker's exploits include holding off C.T.'s forces on his own, slicing in half a warthog and a huge ass crate in a moments notice, and, most of all, stabbing the Meta through the chest with his sword, which would kill anyone else almost instantly. While nowhere near the level of the shown freelancers, both Sarge and Tucker are extremely competent soldiers. Honorable mention to Grif for wrestling the Meta's bruteshot away, leading to Tucker's stabbage.]]
** Episode 20 seems to confirm it, As Wash finally hits his limit, and can't keep fighting. He did take an explosive round at point blank.
]]



* BigBadDuumvirate: Washington and the Meta as dual {{Arc Villain}}s. [[spoiler:Untill The Meta betrays Wash and injures him badly, thus taking over the role as the sole {{Big bad}} while Wash pulls a {{Heel Face Turn}}.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: "How about you pick on someone your own size?!". Immediately subverted at the start of the next episode, when the hero just gets a beating for his trouble. Further subverted in that [[spoiler: Tex]] was kicking everyone's asses for a good seven minutes beforehand.

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* BigBadDuumvirate: Washington and the Meta as dual {{Arc Villain}}s. [[spoiler:Untill [[spoiler:Until The Meta betrays Wash and injures him badly, thus taking over the role as the sole {{Big bad}} BigBad while Wash pulls a {{Heel Face Turn}}.HeelFaceTurn.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: BigDamnHeroes:
**
"How about you pick on someone your own size?!". Immediately subverted at the start of the next episode, when the hero just gets a beating for his trouble. Further subverted in that [[spoiler: Tex]] Tex was kicking everyone's asses for a good seven minutes beforehand.



-->'''[[spoiler:Washington]]''': I would say that was the cavalry... but I've never seen a line of horses crash into the battlefield from outer space before...

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-->'''[[spoiler:Washington]]''': --->'''[[spoiler:Washington]]''': I would say that was the cavalry... but I've never seen a line of horses crash into the battlefield from outer space before...



* BookEnds: ''Reconstruction'' began with a soldier looking at the dead body of a Freelancer as the camera panned up in Valhalla, showing a huge number of characters (so many that the creators actually had to run several games and use splitscreen to get that many). ''Revelation'' ends with a soldier looking at [[spoiler: Tex's body]] in Avalanche and the camera pans up to show a similar shot.

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* BookEnds: BookEnds:
**
''Reconstruction'' began begins with a soldier looking at the dead body of a Freelancer as the camera panned pans up in Valhalla, showing a huge number of characters (so many that the creators actually had to run several games and use splitscreen to get that many). ''Revelation'' ends with a soldier looking at [[spoiler: Tex's body]] in Avalanche and the camera pans up to show a similar shot.



*** Similarly, the first and final ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' maps which are used before the show presumably goes on to be filmed in Halo Reach match the first and final maps used in Halo 1 before they moved to ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}''. When filming in ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'', they started with Blood Gulch and finished with Sidewinder. With ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' they start with Valhalla (spiritual remake of Blood Gulch) and end with Avalanche (spiritual remake of Sidewinder).
* BrickJoke: Episode 4. "Private Jimmy was here." In episode 10 we get almost a literal translation of the original brick joke when four characters are thrown into the air by an explosion. Sarge, Tucker, and Simmons land at the same time, and then Grif comes down after a lengthy delay. And lands in a [[GroinAttack much less comfortable position.]]

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*** ** Similarly, the first and final ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' maps which are used before the show presumably goes on to be filmed in Halo Reach match the first and final maps used in Halo 1 before they moved to ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}''. When filming in ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'', they started with Blood Gulch and finished with Sidewinder. With ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' they start with Valhalla (spiritual remake of Blood Gulch) and end with Avalanche (spiritual remake of Sidewinder).
* BrickJoke: BrickJoke:
**
Episode 4. "Private Jimmy was here." "
**
In episode 10 we get almost a literal translation of the original brick joke when four characters are thrown into the air by an explosion. Sarge, Tucker, and Simmons land at the same time, and then Grif comes down after a lengthy delay. And lands in a [[GroinAttack much less comfortable position.]]



*** Also, we find out that the non-upgraded helmet Caboose is wearing doesn't have the Armor-Lock safety feature, meaning he was the only one unaffected when he initiated the safety protocol.

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*** ** Also, we find out that the non-upgraded helmet Caboose is wearing doesn't have the Armor-Lock safety feature, meaning he was the only one unaffected when he initiated the safety protocol.



*** In that Same Episode: "''Shotgun'', "Dammit!"

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*** ** In that Same Episode: "''Shotgun'', "Dammit!"



* ButtMonkey: Grif and the other previous {{Butt Monkey}}s seem to be getting off relatively light this season. Then episode 10 comes along and turns ''everyone'' into the butt monkey for seven minutes. Strange though it may sound, Wash is actually the Butt Monkey for this season. He's been kicked around and stabbed in the back for pretty much his whole life, so he decides that enough is enough and [[spoiler:turns evil]]. What's his reward? Endless hassle, bickering, humiliation, and a surprising number of ass kickings.

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* ButtMonkey: ButtMonkey:
**
Grif and the other previous {{Butt Monkey}}s seem to be getting off relatively light this season. Then episode 10 comes along and turns ''everyone'' into the butt monkey for seven minutes.
**
Strange though it may sound, Wash is actually the Butt Monkey for this season. He's been kicked around and stabbed in the back for pretty much his whole life, so he decides that enough is enough and [[spoiler:turns evil]].turns evil. What's his reward? Endless hassle, bickering, humiliation, and a surprising number of ass kickings.



* CaptainObvious: Episode 10. [[spoiler: "Agent Tex is a bit of a Badass," stated while she spends seven minutes throwing around giant crates and jumping through portals to humiliate and defeat the Blood Gulch Crew without breaking a sweat.]]

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* CaptainObvious: Episode 10. [[spoiler: "Agent Tex is a bit of a Badass," stated while she spends seven minutes throwing around giant crates and jumping through portals to humiliate and defeat the Blood Gulch Crew without breaking a sweat.]]



--> '''Sarge''': You just got-- ''fires shotgun, setting off an explosion'' Goddammit, I messed up my one-liner!

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--> '''Sarge''': You just got-- ''fires ''(fires shotgun, setting off an explosion'' explosion)'' Goddammit, I messed up my one-liner!



** [[spoiler:Washington, after a lifetime of betrayal, finally betrays someone himself. When they welcome him back with open arms, he is audibly shocked and contemplating what this means to him.]]

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** [[spoiler:Washington, Washington, after a lifetime of betrayal, finally betrays someone himself. When [[spoiler:When they welcome him back with open arms, he is audibly shocked and contemplating what this means to him.]]



* ChekhovsBoomerang: The Tow cable was first established to get Doc out of the wall, and then it's used by Doc to rescue Washington. You think it's over... but then Washington hands the hook to Sarge.

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* ChekhovsBoomerang: The Tow tow cable was is first established to get Doc out of the wall, and then it's used by Doc to rescue Washington. You think it's over... but then Washington hands the hook to Sarge.



** [[spoiler: Agent Washington: "That was the second worst throw ever. Of all time." Doc: "Hey, what did you expect? I ran track in high school."]]
** [[spoiler: "Does that thing kinda look like a big cat to you?"]]
* CrazyPrepared: in Episode 19, we see that [[spoiler: Tex has rigged the entire glacier with mines and hidden weapons to even the odds against The Meta and Washington.]]

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** [[spoiler: Agent Washington: "That was the second worst throw ever. Of all time." Doc: "Hey, what did "What do you expect? want from me? I ran track in high school."]]
"
** [[spoiler: "Does that thing kinda look like a big cat to you?"]]
you?"
* CrazyPrepared: in In Episode 19, we see that [[spoiler: Tex has rigged the entire glacier with mines and hidden weapons to even the odds against The Meta and Washington.]]



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Despite everyone's efforts, Epsilon-Church is trapped within the AI storage device, and summons up an image of Blood Gulch from just before the first episode of the series to live in while he searches for Tex.]]



* TheDreaded: The Reds were willing to take on whatever was bashing down that door. That is until they realize it's [[spoiler:Tex]]. They had good reason to run like hell.
* DumbassHasAPoint: Shortly after making fun of one of Doc's suggestions for tracking the protagonists to the point of making him walk away in frustration, Wash quietly tries it out. Doc calls him out on it later, but he notes that he wasn't saying he was wrong, he was just saying he was an idiot.
* DynamicEntry: [[spoiler:Tex]] ''punches a sealed metal door off its hinges''. Bad. Ass.
* EasilyForgiven: In Episode 19, the Reds and Blues are surprisingly amicable towards Washington when they finally catch up with him and Church, especially when you consider the fact they weren't around to witness his HeelFaceTurn following the Meta's betrayal.

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* TheDreaded: The Reds were willing to take on whatever was bashing down that door. That is until they realize it's [[spoiler:Tex]].Tex. They had good reason to run like hell.
* DumbassHasAPoint: Shortly after making fun of one of Doc's suggestions for tracking the protagonists to the point of making him walk away in frustration, Wash quietly tries it out. Doc calls him out on it later, but he Wash notes that he wasn't saying he Doc was wrong, he was just saying he was an idiot.
* DynamicEntry: [[spoiler:Tex]] Tex ''punches a sealed metal door off its hinges''. Bad. Ass.
* EasilyForgiven: In Episode 19, the [[spoiler:the Reds and Blues are surprisingly amicable towards Washington when they finally catch up with him and Church, especially when you consider the fact they weren't around to witness his HeelFaceTurn following the Meta's betrayal.]]



* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: In Revelations 17, Sarge reveals that this trope has been [[spoiler:inverted all along: His name is "[[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep Sarge]]". He is Staff Sergeant Sarge. Or S-Dog.]]

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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: In Revelations 17, Sarge reveals that this trope has been [[spoiler:inverted inverted all along: His name is "[[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep Sarge]]". He is Staff Sergeant Sarge. Or S-Dog.]]



* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Tex reveals that Omega and Gamma broke down Alpha-Church by repeatedly putting him through situations in which he was unable to do anything except constantly fail to protect the people he cared about.
** [[spoiler: And it seems that Church and Tex have this in common. While Tex is apparently an idealized memory of the Director's dead love, the fact she died is also integral to how the Director remembers her. So, even though she's the ultimate badass, she always fails just as she's about to achieve whatever goal she sets. This accounts for how, throughout the series, she kicks everyone's ass yet always manages to get captured or killed at the most important moment. Doubles as TearJerker on both counts.]]

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* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: FailureIsTheOnlyOption:
**
Tex reveals that Omega and Gamma broke down Alpha-Church by repeatedly putting him through situations in which he was unable to do anything except constantly fail to protect the people he cared about.
** [[spoiler: And it seems that Church and Tex have this in common. While Tex is apparently an idealized memory of the Director's dead love, the fact she died is also integral to how the Director remembers her. So, even though she's the ultimate badass, she always fails just as she's about to achieve whatever goal she sets. This accounts for how, throughout the series, she kicks everyone's ass yet always manages to get captured or killed at the most important moment. Doubles as TearJerker on both counts.]]



* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: Washington accomplished this by the end to avoid arrest. He's now part of Blue Team.]]
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler: Tex gets ''impaled through the face'' by the spike on the capture unit. While there was no blood (since that was a robotic body,) [[FridgeHorror one shudders to think what it would look like if Meta did that to a human]]]]
** [[spoiler:Nearly taken even further when it was revealed that Wash was going to be crushed and cut in half with a warthog by The Meta.]]
* FiveManBand: The [[spoiler: Remaining Reds and Blues at the end of chapter 18.]]

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* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: Washington accomplished accomplishes this by the end to avoid arrest. He's now part of Blue Team.]]
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: FamilyUnfriendlyDeath:
**
[[spoiler: Tex gets ''impaled through the face'' by the spike on the capture unit. While there was no blood (since that was a robotic body,) [[FridgeHorror one shudders to think what it would look like if Meta did that to a human]]]]
** [[spoiler:Nearly taken even further when it further: one of the creator's original ideas was revealed that for Wash was going to be crushed and cut in half with a warthog by The Meta.]]
* FiveManBand: The [[spoiler: Remaining remaining Reds and Blues at the end of chapter 18.]]



'''Meta:''' (growls)\\
'''Washington:''' No I don't wanna try.

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'''Meta:''' (growls)\\
''(growls)''\\
'''Washington:''' No No, I don't wanna try.



* FriendshipMoment: After all the abuse Sarge has given him, Grif still instinctively pushes Sarge out the way of the wrecked Warthog as it comes flying at them.

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* FriendshipMoment: FriendshipMoment:
**
After all the abuse Sarge has given him, Grif still instinctively pushes Sarge out the way of the wrecked Warthog as it comes flying at them.



** [[spoiler:When Tex points a shotgun at Grif's head, Simmons cries out in genuine concern.]]

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** [[spoiler:When When Tex points a shotgun at Grif's head, Simmons cries out in genuine concern.]]



* GainaxEnding: [[spoiler:Church willfully traps himself inside the capture unit in order to find Tex, with the environment inside the capture unit taking the form of his past memories in Blood Gulch (except created in Reach). Knowing that it could take him forever to find Tex and that they will probably never escape from the capture unit, Church concludes that if he is going to forever live through his memories than they might as well be good ones.]]
** Although there is one thing that comes of it all, as Wash said earlier in the season, it was just evidence, no matter the condition the unit was in, and would be used as such.

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* GainaxEnding: [[spoiler:Church willfully traps himself inside the capture unit in order to find Tex, with the environment inside the capture unit taking the form of his past memories in Blood Gulch (except created in Reach). Knowing that it could take him forever to find Tex and that they will probably never escape from the capture unit, Church concludes that if he is going to forever live through his memories than they might as well be good ones.]]
**
]] Although there is one thing that comes of it all, as Wash said earlier in the season, it was just evidence, no matter the condition the unit was in, and would be used as such.



* GrievousHarmWithABody: Tucker, Grif, Simmons, and Sarge are ALL used as weapons against each other during the the epic fight scene in episode 10. [[spoiler: Then, in a truly weird inversion, Church is pummeled with his own former body in the next episode.]] [[CallBack Which doesn't seem physically possible.]]

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* GrievousHarmWithABody: GotVolunteered: Simmons thanks Doc for his willingness to be left behind to the Meta, even while Doc frantically tries to convince him he isn't willing.
* GrievousHarmWithABody:
**
Tucker, Grif, Simmons, and Sarge are ALL used as weapons against each other during the the epic fight scene in episode 10. [[spoiler: Then, in a truly weird inversion, Church is pummeled with his own former body in the next episode.]] episode. [[CallBack Which doesn't seem physically possible.]]



* GroinAttack: This happens to Grif over and over and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny over]] and [[RunningGag over]] and [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat over]] again...Seven times.
** And the two of them (the 2nd and final ones) were so hard, they dented metal and cracked stone respectively.

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* GroinAttack: This happens to Grif over and over and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny over]] and [[RunningGag over]] and [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat over]] again... Seven times.
**
times. And the two of them (the 2nd and final ones) were so hard, they dented metal and cracked stone respectively.



-->'''Sarge''': I feel defeated. Yet inexplicably rejuvenated!.

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-->'''Sarge''': I feel defeated. Yet inexplicably rejuvenated!.rejuvenated!



* HeroAntagonist: Washington, in a sense. The Chairman hired him and his partner to take in the Epsilon Unit so as to take down the Director and free him from jail. The only problem is that Epsilon now has taken on the form of Church again somewhat, and said HeroAntagonist isn't telling anyone ''why'' he's going after them, nor even asking for help, instead going deep into villainous territory.



* HumiliationConga: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ke9wtbzGjCI This]].



* ItsPopularNowItSucks: Don't panic, it's an in-universe example. Namely, how Caboose feels about the aliens taking to worshiping Epsilon Church.
-->'''Caboose''': It's not fair! I worshiped Church way before it was cool to worship him.\\

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* ItsPopularNowItSucks: Don't panic, it's an in-universe example. Namely, In-universe, how Caboose feels about the aliens taking to worshiping Epsilon Church.
worshipping Epsilon-Church.
-->'''Caboose''': It's not fair! I worshiped worshipped Church way before it was cool to worship him.\\



* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: The Director. Since at this point it is presumed impossible to get Epsilon out of the capture unit, that means there's no evidence against him and he'll get off scot free. There is the possibility, though, that the unit is incriminating in itself, even if the information in it can't be released.]]
** And in his own words, he has brought a great deal of suffering down upon himself, even if the law won't recognize it as punishment.

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* KarmaHoudini: KarmaHoudini:
**
[[spoiler: The Director. Since at this point it is presumed impossible to get Epsilon out of the capture unit, that means there's no evidence against him and he'll get off scot free. There is the possibility, though, that the unit is incriminating in itself, even if the information in it can't be released.]]
**
]] And in his own words, he has brought a great deal of suffering down upon himself, even if the law won't recognize it as punishment.



* LampshadeHanging: While a flailing Simmons tries to grab onto the moving Warthog during one of the show's fancy new CGI scenes, Sarge tells him to stop showing off.

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* LampshadeHanging: LampshadeHanging:
**
While a flailing Simmons tries to grab onto the moving Warthog during one of the show's fancy new CGI scenes, Sarge tells him to stop showing off.



** F.I.L.S.S. pointing out [[spoiler:Tex]]'s most glaring and obvious characteristic, being a badass.

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** F.I.L.S.S. pointing out [[spoiler:Tex]]'s Tex's most glaring and obvious characteristic, being a badass.



* LickedByTheDog: Despite being kidnapped, coerced, held hostage and verbally abused by [[spoiler:Washington]], Doc still tries to save him in Episode 19; with 'try' being the key phrase.

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* LickedByTheDog: Despite being kidnapped, coerced, held hostage and verbally abused by [[spoiler:Washington]], Washington, Doc still tries to save him in Episode 19; with 'try' being the key phrase.



* MeaningfulName: [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Sarge's]] real name is [[HeroicBSOD revealed in Chapter 17]] to be: [[spoiler: Sarge]]

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* MeaningfulName: MeaningfulName:
**
[[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Sarge's]] real name is [[HeroicBSOD revealed in Chapter 17]] to be: [[spoiler: Sarge]]Sarge.



* MythologyGag: The pistol isn't quite as effective as it used to be.

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* MythologyGag: MythologyGag:
**
The pistol isn't quite as effective as it used to be.



* NighInvulnerability: In the final episodes, the Meta proves to be even more unstoppable than before. [[spoiler: Tex and later Washington manage to land several good hits on it (including a backbreaker move and multiple knife cuts), but none of those even slow it down. Even being ''stabbed straight through the chest'' with the Energy Sword by Tucker (something that has been shown to be a one-hit-kill against everyone else it's been used on) only seems to inconvenience it slightly, although the sword does seem to slow the Meta down just enough for Sarge to set up its final defeat using the Warthog's tow cable.]]
** ContinuityNod to ''Reconstruction.'' In this and ''Recreation,'' the lack of [[spoiler:an AI meant he couldn't use his armor enhancements, like his Overshields, Invisibility, Bubble Shield (remember that one?), and his SuperStrength was diminished. Now, with what is possibly the most complete [=AI=] besides the Alpha in his head, he is virtually unstoppable.]]
* NotQuiteDead: Simmons thanks Doc for his willingness to be left behind to the Meta, even while Doc frantically tries to convince him he isn't willing.
* NotSoDifferent: Way back in Season 5, Wyoming and Omega's plan was to take control of the aliens' god and use it to corrupt their religion, which Church finds absolutely disgusting. Now, Church is controlling a powerful Forerunner monitor that the aliens worship, and is nonchalantly keeping them entertained with "parables" that he made up. It is a matter of degree, however -- Church has no intention of enslaving the aliens. He is just [[JerkAss playing with their ignorance]].
** One of the DVD's deleted scenes shows that the aliens are facing almost the exact same language barrier issues as the humans. While humans perceive the alien's language as "Blargs" and "Honks", [[spoiler: all the aliens hear from humans (even the Meta) is "gabba gabba".]]

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* NighInvulnerability: In the final episodes, the Meta proves to be even more unstoppable than before. [[spoiler: Tex and later Washington manage to land several good hits on it (including a backbreaker move and multiple knife cuts), but none of those even slow it down. Even being ''stabbed straight through the chest'' with the Energy Sword by Tucker (something that has been shown to be a one-hit-kill against everyone else it's been used on) only seems to inconvenience it slightly, although the sword does seem to slow the Meta down just enough for Sarge to set up its final defeat using the Warthog's tow cable.]]
**
]] ContinuityNod to ''Reconstruction.'' In this and ''Recreation,'' the lack of [[spoiler:an AI meant he couldn't use his armor enhancements, like his Overshields, Invisibility, Bubble Shield (remember that one?), and his SuperStrength was diminished. Now, with what is possibly the most complete [=AI=] besides the Alpha in his head, he is virtually unstoppable.]]
* NotQuiteDead: Simmons thanks Doc for his willingness to be left behind to the Meta, even while Doc frantically tries to convince him he isn't willing.
* NotSoDifferent:
NotSoDifferent:
**
Way back in Season 5, Wyoming and Omega's plan was to take control of the aliens' god and use it to corrupt their religion, which Church finds absolutely disgusting. Now, Church is controlling a powerful Forerunner monitor that the aliens worship, and is nonchalantly keeping them entertained with "parables" that he made up. It is a matter of degree, however -- Church has no intention of enslaving the aliens. He is just [[JerkAss playing with their ignorance]].
** One of the DVD's deleted scenes shows that the aliens are facing almost the exact same language barrier issues as the humans. While humans perceive the alien's language as "Blargs" and "Honks", [[spoiler: all the aliens hear from humans (even the Meta) is "gabba gabba".]]



* RepeatedCueTardyResponse: Washington has Sarge at gunpoint and order him to disarm, taking his shotgun. He then orders Sarge to march to the blue base.

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* RepeatedCueTardyResponse: Washington has Sarge at gunpoint and order orders him to disarm, taking his shotgun. He then orders Sarge to march to the blue base.



-->'''Sarge''': No! I said ''SHOTGUN''! '''''SHOTGUN''''' DAMMIT!
-->'''Grif''' (muffled): Oh, right, shotgun! That's my cue!

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-->'''Sarge''': No! I said ''SHOTGUN''! '''''SHOTGUN''''' '''''SHOTGUN''''', DAMMIT!
-->'''Grif''' (muffled): ''(muffled)'': Oh, right, shotgun! That's my cue!



-->'''Grif''' (after running Washington over): Next time we choose a codeword, how about we choose one you ''don't'' say every five seconds.

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-->'''Grif''' (after ''(after running Washington over): Next over)'': How about next time we choose a codeword, how about we choose one you ''don't'' say every five seconds.



* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler: C.T. Who was also the Freelancer Connecticut.]]
** [[spoiler:Or, as Season 10 reveals, the leader of an [[LaResistance Insurrection organization]] opposed to the Freelancers.]]
* SapientShip: Sheila, the AI that inhabited the Blue Team's tank before being transferred to the CPU of a spaceship. Another AI by the name of Phyllis (later renamed Sheila by Church since Phyllis' voice sounds identical) was encountered later on, but Phyllis wasn't in a ship.
** It was revealed in this season it was spelled FILSS: the Freelancer Integrated Logistics and Security System. Also, Church never time traveled in Season 3. Burnie revealed it was all a torture scenario run by Gamma on Church, so he never actually renamed FILSS into Shiela, at least not the one in the tank.

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* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler: C.T. Who was also the Freelancer Connecticut.]]
** [[spoiler:Or,
Connecticut]]. Or, as Season 10 reveals, the [[spoiler:the leader of an [[LaResistance Insurrection organization]] opposed to the Freelancers.]]
* SapientShip: Sheila, the AI that inhabited the Blue Team's tank before being transferred to the CPU of a spaceship. Another AI by the name of Phyllis (later renamed Sheila by Church since Phyllis' voice sounds identical) was encountered later on, but Phyllis wasn't in a ship.
** It was revealed in this season it was spelled FILSS: the Freelancer Integrated Logistics and Security System. Also, Church never time traveled in Season 3. Burnie revealed it was all a torture scenario run by Gamma on Church, so he never actually renamed FILSS into Shiela, at least not the one in the tank.
]]



* SherlockScan: Sarge goes from this to BatDeduction when he contacts Simmons to find out [[spoiler:that Donut and Lopez are dead, and Doc and Simmons are hostages]].
* ShoutOut: When Caboose convinces the aliens that the reds have taken Church, Sarge responds with a [[OhCrap worried]] "[[ScoobyDoo Ruh-Roh]]."

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* SherlockScan: Sarge goes from this to BatDeduction when he contacts Simmons to find out [[spoiler:that that Donut and Lopez are dead, and Doc and Simmons are hostages]].
hostages.
* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
**
When Caboose convinces the aliens that the reds have taken Church, Sarge responds with a [[OhCrap worried]] "[[ScoobyDoo "[[Franchise/ScoobyDoo Ruh-Roh]]."



** When the rest of the Blood Gulch crew shows up in a pelican to try and save Tex and Church, what else would happen but they crash it, as almost every single Pelican in the actual ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' games seem to.
*** In Episode 20, a soldier mentions they actually have a budget of one crashed Pelican per mission, in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' it seems at least one crashes per mission.
** Washington's "..but I've never seen a line of horses crash into the battlefield from outer space" line as [[spoiler: [[BigDamnHeroes the remaining Reds and Blues crash-land with the Pelican]] ]] could be referencing the way the Flood invaded the Ark in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''.
** When Doc gets stuck in the wall he looks like [[StarWars Han Solo frozen in carbonite]].

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** When the rest of the Blood Gulch crew shows up in a pelican to try and save Tex and Church, what else would happen but they crash it, as almost every single Pelican in the actual ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' games seem to. \n*** In Episode 20, a soldier mentions they actually have a budget of one crashed Pelican per mission, in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' it seems at least one crashes per mission.
** Washington's ".."...but I've never seen a line of horses crash into the battlefield from outer space" line as [[spoiler: [[BigDamnHeroes the remaining Reds and Blues crash-land with the Pelican]] ]] could be referencing the way the Flood invaded the Ark in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''.
** When Doc gets stuck in the wall he looks like [[StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars Han Solo frozen in carbonite]].



* SpannerInTheWorks: The bad guys needed a medic. They got Doc. What could possibly go wrong?
** [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Actually, if not for Doc, Wash would have fallen off a cliff in the finale.]]]]

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* SpannerInTheWorks: The bad guys needed a medic. They got Doc. What could possibly go wrong?
**
wrong? [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Actually, if not for Doc, Wash would have fallen off a cliff in the finale.]]]]



* StockholmSyndrome: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Doc, who wants Wash to know that [[SubvertedTrope he is NOT suffering from this.]]
** [[spoiler: [[DoubleSubversion Although he may be wrong]], depending on your interpretation of Episode 19. Are his actions because of this trope, or because he's a pacifist who's taken a Hippocratic oath?]]
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Sort of. When radioed, Simmons doesn't get a chance to let Sarge know that they're being held hostage. After the end of the transmission, Sarge casually announces the exact situation at Valhalla, then goes on to justify it using increasingly convoluted reasoning.
** Also, when Washington spots a trap, and notices that it must be a Freelancer since they had run that exact situation in several drills, Doc asks "But if they're a Freelancer, wouldn't they know you'd realize this?" Washington thinks he's overthinking this, then mines activate all around them.

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* StockholmSyndrome: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Doc, who wants Wash to know that [[SubvertedTrope he is NOT suffering from this.]]
**
]] [[spoiler: [[DoubleSubversion Although he may be wrong]], depending on your interpretation of Episode 19. Are his actions because of this trope, or because he's a pacifist who's taken a Hippocratic oath?]]
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: StrangeMindsThinkAlike:
**
Sort of. When radioed, Simmons doesn't get a chance to let Sarge know that they're being held hostage. After the end of the transmission, Sarge casually announces the exact situation at Valhalla, then goes on to justify it using increasingly convoluted reasoning.
** Also, when Washington spots a trap, and notices that it must be set up a Freelancer since they had run that exact situation in several drills, Doc asks "But if they're a Freelancer, wouldn't they know you'd realize this?" Washington thinks tells him he's overthinking this, it, then mines activate all around them.



* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Said by Tucker in Episode 19 [[spoiler:right before the Pelican "lands"]]:

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* ThisIsGonnaSuck: ThisIsGonnaSuck:
**
Said by Tucker in Episode 19 [[spoiler:right right before the Pelican "lands"]]:"lands":



--> '''Grif:''' Land. Right.

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--> '''Grif:''' Land. Right.Right. Land.



--> '''Caboose:''' I still haven't gotten my peanuts yet.

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--> '''Caboose:''' I still haven't gotten my peanuts yet.peanuts.



* TookALevelInBadass: Grif and Sarge. Oh dear God, Grif and Sarge.
** To clarify, in episode 20, Sarge has his [[spoiler: UnflinchingWalk towards The Meta before hooking it to the Warthog, dragging it to its doom,]] while Grif in episode 3 [[spoiler:[[CarFu drives a Warthog]] ''through a wall'' and runs Wash over.]]

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* TookALevelInBadass: TookALevelInBadass:
**
Grif and Sarge. Oh dear God, Grif and Sarge.
**
To clarify, in episode 20, Sarge has his [[spoiler: UnflinchingWalk towards The Meta before hooking it to the Warthog, dragging it to its doom,]] while Grif in episode 3 [[spoiler:[[CarFu drives a Warthog]] ''through a wall'' and runs Wash over.]]



* TheUnintelligible: The Meta is making... some sort of noise. I guess it's speech? Kind of?
** IntelligibleUnintelligible: Wash seems to understand what he's saying, although that's often RuleOfFunny in effect.
** It's possible that the Meta uses the same voice modifying technology that Tex and C.T. use to mask their gender. Conceivably the same technology could also serve as a translator by working in reverse, which would explain why only Freelancers can understand him.
*** It's revealed in the trailer for season 9 that the Meta was shot in the throat while he was still a normal Freelancer. Also Wash was a friend and was with him when it happens, so it is likely that Wash has just heard it long enough to grasp the basic meaning.
*** Episode 11 of Season 9 has a blink-and-you-miss-it moment where you here the Meta clearly say "Get off me" to a medic. Then in Episode 15 you can hear him respond to Carolina with "Too high" before he is kicked out of a window. His characteristic growl is present up to this point, so maybe it's some sort of preference or meant for intimidation.
* WhatTheHellHero: Doc was not at all pleased that Simmons left him stuck in the wall, whilst at the same time, "volunteering" him to stay behind and "sacrifice" himself.
-->'''Simmons''': We'll always remember you. Bye!
-->'''Doc''': Start by remembering me now! Simmons!

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* TheUnintelligible: The Meta is making... some sort of noise. I guess it's speech? Kind of?
** IntelligibleUnintelligible:
[[IntelligibleUnintelligible Wash seems to understand what he's saying, saying]], although that's often RuleOfFunny in effect.
** It's possible that the Meta uses the same voice modifying technology that Tex and C.T. use to mask their gender. Conceivably the same technology could also serve as a translator by working in reverse, which would explain why only Freelancers can understand him.
***
effect. It's revealed in the trailer for season 9 that the Meta was shot in the throat while he was still a normal Freelancer. Also Freelancer and Wash was a friend and was friends with him when it happens, happened, so it is likely that Wash has just heard it long enough to grasp the basic meaning.
*** Episode 11 of Season 9 has a blink-and-you-miss-it moment where you here the Meta clearly say "Get off me" to a medic. Then in Episode 15 you can hear him respond to Carolina with "Too high" before he is kicked out of a window. His characteristic growl is present up to this point, so maybe it's some sort of preference or meant for intimidation.
* WhatTheHellHero: WhatTheHellHero:
**
Doc was is not at all pleased that at Simmons left leaving him stuck in the wall, whilst at the same time, "volunteering" him to stay behind and "sacrifice" himself.
-->'''Simmons''': --->'''Simmons''': We'll always remember you. Bye!
-->'''Doc''': --->'''Doc''': Start by remembering me now! Simmons!



-->'''Simmons''': You ratted me out, you son of a bitch!

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-->'''Simmons''': --->'''Simmons''': You ratted me out, you son of a bitch!



* WhamShot: The shot of [[spoiler:Washington looking as a wall breaks down and a Warthog arrives to run him down]] is this on a meta scale, as this reveals that 1) [[spoiler:it's not just gonna be Machinima-animated]] and 2) Creator/MontyOum's having a hand in [=RvB=]

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* WhamShot: The shot of [[spoiler:Washington Washington looking as a wall breaks down and a Warthog arrives to run him down]] down is this on a meta scale, as this reveals that 1) [[spoiler:it's it's not just gonna be Machinima-animated]] Machinima-animated and 2) Creator/MontyOum's having a hand in [=RvB=]



-->'''Grif''': What do we do Sarge?!

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-->'''Grif''': What do we do do, Sarge?!



* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: [[spoiler:Epsilon-Church]] delivers one in the final scene of Revelation

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* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: [[spoiler:Epsilon-Church]] delivers one in the final scene of Revelationscene.



* WorstAid: While still not ''great'' at any medical matters, Doc has definitely improved since ''Blood Gulch Chronicles''. [[spoiler: He was able to bring Wash back from the brink of death in the final episode.]]

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* WorstAid: While still not ''great'' at any medical matters, Doc has definitely improved since ''Blood Gulch Chronicles''. [[spoiler: He was He's able to bring Wash back from the brink of death in the final episode.]]
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* StatingTheSimpleSolution: Simmons, often. Especially when he points out a ladder for Grif to climb for Sarge after he's almost at the top of Blue Base.

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* StatingTheSimpleSolution: Simmons, often. Especially when he points out a ladder for Grif to climb for Sarge after he's almost at the top of Blue Red Base.
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