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1st Jun '17 7:50:39 AM jake38
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* ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' and ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar2'': you are veteran marine Marcus Fenix, a guy with little personality and no emotions. He wears trademark bulky armor, isn't afraid of anything, and most of his lines consist of less than five words. [[ClusterFBomb Those words are usually swears.]]. He has some backstory (something about his dad) but usually he's just mowing down Locust and not giving a damn. Parodied in WebAnimation/AwesomeSeries.

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* ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' and ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar2'': you are veteran marine Marcus Fenix, a guy with little personality and no emotions. He wears trademark bulky armor, isn't afraid of anything, and most of his lines consist of less than five words. [[ClusterFBomb Those words are usually swears.]]. He has some backstory (something about his dad) but usually he's just mowing down Locust and not giving a damn. Parodied in WebAnimation/AwesomeSeries.
6th May '17 7:43:58 PM PresidentStalkeyes
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* ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters'' falls into this category quite neatly also. The protagonist is bald, an elite trooper, lands on a hot zone with a lot more people that either die or for whatever reason don't go on for the rest of the game... yeah, one by one, it fills all the conditions. To be fair, the ''[=TimeSplitters=]'' series is largely a parody of other first person shooters and video games in general, so this makes sense.

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* ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters'' ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters: Future Perfect'' falls into this category quite neatly also. The protagonist is bald, an elite trooper, lands on a hot zone with a lot more people that either die or for whatever reason don't go on for the rest of the game... yeah, one by one, it fills all the conditions. To be fair, the The ''[=TimeSplitters=]'' series is largely a parody of other first person shooters and video games in general, so this makes sense.was likely done on purpose. For further proof, the baldy space marine protagonist is a LargeHam with a corny catchphrase, other characters are frequently weirded out by him, and the first mission of the game after the stereotypical ''Aliens''-esque tutorial involves him time-travelling to 1912 and going through what may as well be a level from a stereotypical World War II shooter (time period notwithstanding).
**Its predecessor, ''TimeSplitters 2'', [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-Zags]] this trope, as the game ''starts'' with aforementioned baldy space marine infiltrating a space station with a female partner and a VoiceWithAnInternetConnection while fighting off alien monsters. But then he jumps into a time machine and spends the majority of the story possessing multiple characters during different time periods, ''a la Series/QuantumLeap'', and fighting a wide variety of enemies (standout player characters being a zombie-hunting female harlequin, a black cowboy, and a {{Fembot}} cosplaying as red riding hood). He returns to the space station at the end of the game, [[BookEnds whereupon the trope returns with a vengeance]] as [[spoiler: his partner is killed]] and he must escape before the station self-destructs.
** Meanwhile, the original ''[=TimeSplitters=]'' was an {{aversion}}. The baldy space marine wasn't even introduced until the sequel; the first game's '[[ExcusePlot plot]]' instead consisted of a number of mostly-unrelated missions to acquire various [[{{MacGuffin}} MacGuffins]], and again, had you playing as different characters in different time periods (and the one bald character is a criminal from the year 2000).
26th Mar '17 9:29:50 AM nombretomado
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** You play as 5 different characters in ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'', but they're relatively well-characterized (Bungie certainly wasn't going to waste the voice talents of Creator/NathanFillion, Alan Tudyk, Creator/AdamBaldwin, and NolanNorth, after all), with only the Rookie remaining a blank slate, mostly due to the fact that he never takes off his helmet and has zero lines of dialogue. Also, unlike most examples of the genre, [[spoiler:the entire squad survives]].

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** You play as 5 different characters in ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'', but they're relatively well-characterized (Bungie certainly wasn't going to waste the voice talents of Creator/NathanFillion, Alan Tudyk, Creator/AlanTudyk, Creator/AdamBaldwin, and NolanNorth, Creator/NolanNorth, after all), with only the Rookie remaining a blank slate, mostly due to the fact that he never takes off his helmet and has zero lines of dialogue. Also, unlike most examples of the genre, [[spoiler:the entire squad survives]].
21st Mar '17 6:33:07 AM indiana404
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* ''VideoGame/BigSkyTrooper'' plays like an {{affectionate parody}} of the concept, coming out almost as early as [[VideoGame/{{Doom}} the codifier itself]].
29th Dec '16 9:45:57 AM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' and ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar2'': you are veteran marine Marcus Fenix, a guy with little personality and no emotions. He wears trademark bulky armor, isn't afraid of anything, and most of his lines consist of less than five words. [[ClusterFBomb Those words are usually swears.]]. He has some backstory (something about his dad) but usually he's just mowing down Locust and not giving a damn. Parodied in AwesomeSeries.

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* ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' and ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar2'': you are veteran marine Marcus Fenix, a guy with little personality and no emotions. He wears trademark bulky armor, isn't afraid of anything, and most of his lines consist of less than five words. [[ClusterFBomb Those words are usually swears.]]. He has some backstory (something about his dad) but usually he's just mowing down Locust and not giving a damn. Parodied in AwesomeSeries.WebAnimation/AwesomeSeries.
4th Dec '16 12:59:39 PM babyhenchy1
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* Played with extensively with Commander Shepard of the ''VideoGame/MassEffect'' series. Despite hitting most of the marks on the list, Shepard is by no means faceless and voiceless, [[MagneticHero possesses an uncanny charisma and ability to persuade]], is given complete control over his/her ship and mission-relevant decisions, and is, in fact, TheCaptain first and a badass SpaceMarine second. OneManArmy is explicitly averted, as, over the course of the series, Shepard transforms a RagtagBunchOfMisfits into TrueCompanions willing to follow him /her to hell and back.

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* Played with extensively with Commander Shepard of the ''VideoGame/MassEffect'' series. Despite hitting most of the marks on the list, Shepard is by no means faceless and voiceless, [[MagneticHero possesses an uncanny charisma and ability to persuade]], is given complete control over his/her ship and mission-relevant decisions, and is, in fact, TheCaptain first and a badass SpaceMarine second. OneManArmy is explicitly averted, as, over the course of the series, Shepard transforms a RagtagBunchOfMisfits into TrueCompanions willing to follow him /her him/her to hell and back.
4th Dec '16 12:59:23 PM babyhenchy1
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* Played with extensively with Commander Shepard of the ''VideoGame/MassEffect'' series. Despite hitting most of the marks on the list, Shepard is by no means faceless and voiceless, possesses an uncanny charisma and ability to persuade, is given complete control over his ship and mission-relevant decisions, and is, in fact, TheCaptain first and a badass SpaceMarine second. OneManArmy is explicitly averted, as, over the course of the series, Shepard transforms a RagtagBunchOfMisfits into TrueCompanions willing to follow him to hell and back.

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* Played with extensively with Commander Shepard of the ''VideoGame/MassEffect'' series. Despite hitting most of the marks on the list, Shepard is by no means faceless and voiceless, [[MagneticHero possesses an uncanny charisma and ability to persuade, persuade]], is given complete control over his his/her ship and mission-relevant decisions, and is, in fact, TheCaptain first and a badass SpaceMarine second. OneManArmy is explicitly averted, as, over the course of the series, Shepard transforms a RagtagBunchOfMisfits into TrueCompanions willing to follow him /her to hell and back.
17th Oct '16 4:00:39 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'' contains most of the clichés in the description. The Federation military to come out into their own, troopers alternating between seriously kicking ass and dying horribly.

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17th Oct '16 3:14:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''AdventRising'' starts with the generic military elite Gideon's entire homeplanet destroyed by ScaryDogmaticAliens, after which he proceeds to gain lots of StockSuperpowers, kick much ass, and save the day. [[spoiler:The twist in this case is that for the finale, you get to fight the person whom you chose not to save at the beginning of the game.]] To his defense, Gideon often speaks and he is not bald.

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* ''AdventRising'' ''VideoGame/AdventRising'' starts with the generic military elite Gideon's entire homeplanet destroyed by ScaryDogmaticAliens, after which he proceeds to gain lots of StockSuperpowers, kick much ass, and save the day. [[spoiler:The twist in this case is that for the finale, you get to fight the person whom you chose not to save at the beginning of the game.]] To his defense, Gideon often speaks and he is not bald.



* ''MetroidPrime 2'' features a squad of Space Marines landing on the planet Aether who are quickly slaughtered by the local indigenous extradimensional bug monsters. Reading the dead troopers' logs reveal that they conformed as closely to the stereotype as they possibly could. Did we mention that ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' was a huge influence on the Metroid series?

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* ''MetroidPrime 2'' ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes'' features a squad of Space Marines landing on the planet Aether who are quickly slaughtered by the local indigenous extradimensional bug monsters. Reading the dead troopers' logs reveal that they conformed as closely to the stereotype as they possibly could. Did we mention that ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' was a huge influence on the Metroid series?



** ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 3: [[TheCorruption Corruption]]'' contains most of the clichés in the description. The Federation military to come out into their own, troopers alternating between seriously kicking ass and dying horribly.

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** ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 3: [[TheCorruption Corruption]]'' ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'' contains most of the clichés in the description. The Federation military to come out into their own, troopers alternating between seriously kicking ass and dying horribly.



* ''StarCraft'' (despite being a strategy game) has Raynor (siding with the good aliens) and Kerrigan ([[AndThenJohnWasAZombie forcibly changed into an evil alien]]) fit the bill close enough. Pretty much all the Terran units follow this trope, right down to the dropship pilots quoting ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' when you click on them.

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* ''StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' (despite being a strategy game) has Raynor (siding with the good aliens) and Kerrigan ([[AndThenJohnWasAZombie forcibly changed into an evil alien]]) fit the bill close enough. Pretty much all the Terran units follow this trope, right down to the dropship pilots quoting ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' when you click on them.



* ''GearsOfWar'' and ''[[GearsOfWar Gears of War 2]]'': you are veteran marine Marcus Fenix, a guy with little personality and no emotions. He wears trademark bulky armor, isn't afraid of anything, and most of his lines consist of less than five words. [[ClusterFBomb Those words are usually swears.]]. He has some backstory (something about his dad) but usually he's just mowing down Locust and not giving a damn. Parodied in AwesomeSeries.

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* ''GearsOfWar'' ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' and ''[[GearsOfWar Gears of War 2]]'': ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar2'': you are veteran marine Marcus Fenix, a guy with little personality and no emotions. He wears trademark bulky armor, isn't afraid of anything, and most of his lines consist of less than five words. [[ClusterFBomb Those words are usually swears.]]. He has some backstory (something about his dad) but usually he's just mowing down Locust and not giving a damn. Parodied in AwesomeSeries.
5th Sep '16 11:50:01 AM nombretomado
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* The ''VideoGame/AliensVsPredator'' Marine campaigns. Well, ''obviously''.

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* The ''VideoGame/AliensVsPredator'' ''VideoGame/AliensVsPredator2010'' Marine campaigns. Well, ''obviously''.
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