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11th Mar '16 8:48:10 AM ChronoLegion
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** The opening scene to ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'' shows Fireteam Osiris deploying to a planet from a low orbit using their [[PoweredArmor MJOLNIR armor]]'s thrusters to slow down the fall just before making contact with the ground. All in the middle of a pitched MeleeATrois between the UNSC, the Covenant [[TheRemnant Remnant]], and the [[AIIsACrapshoot Prometheans]].
11th Mar '16 8:40:22 AM ChronoLegion
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* Similarly, in most incarnations of ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'', there is at least one Paratrooper unit that can make airdrops; since ''Civilization III'', these play animations of the unit paradropping when you use that functionality.

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* Similarly, in most incarnations of ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'', there is at least one Paratrooper unit that can make airdrops; since ''Civilization III'', these play animations of the unit paradropping when you use that functionality. ''Civilization V'' has the [[CanonForeigner XCOM Squad]] unit, which is an upgrade of the Paratrooper unit. Their animation has them being deployed by a Skyranger.
11th Mar '16 8:37:23 AM ChronoLegion
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** In ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSun Tiberian Sun]]'', there's also the elite Orbital Drop Soldiers--veteran soldiers who arrive in drop-pods equipped with machine guns, clearing the drop-zone the hard way. More like ''hailing'' men, really.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSun Tiberian Sun]]'', there's also the elite Orbital Drop Soldiers--veteran soldiers who arrive in drop-pods equipped with machine guns, clearing the drop-zone the hard way. More like ''hailing'' men, really. A cutscene shows them being deployed from the ''Philadelphia'' SpaceStation.
11th Mar '16 8:34:23 AM ChronoLegion
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*** The big problem here is not the fact that they used an outdated pod, it's that they end up landing in a "sump" area and nearly freeze to death (as part of the terraforming process to turn the planet into a paradise, a number of these "sump" areas are used to help cool down the planet).
21st Feb '16 8:52:22 AM Jeduthun
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5th Feb '16 1:45:45 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The opening cutscene of ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' gives the player a first-person view of an orbital drop.



*** Speaking of which, the Chief is notorious for pulling this kind of stunt, something Sergeant Johnson lampshades at the beginning of the 3rd game.

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*** Speaking of which, the Chief is notorious for pulling this kind of stunt, something Sergeant Johnson lampshades at the beginning of the 3rd game.''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''.
5th Feb '16 1:39:55 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The [=ODSTs=] pf the 105th Shock Troops Division are even known as "[[SquadNickname Helljumpers]]", due to the fact that as the SOEIV's protective ceramic skin burns away during atmospheric entry, the interior of the pod becomes ''really'' hot.

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** The [=ODSTs=] pf of the 105th Shock Troops Division are even known as "[[SquadNickname Helljumpers]]", due to the fact that as the SOEIV's protective ceramic skin burns away during atmospheric entry, the interior of the pod becomes ''really'' hot.
5th Feb '16 1:39:08 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The [=ODSTs=] (Orbital Drop Shock Troopers) in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' use [=SOEIVs=] (Single-Occupant Exoatmospheric Insertion Vehicles; also called [=HEVs=] [Human Entry Vehicles]), despite the fact that [[FinaglesLaw the drag chutes and braking rockets sometimes malfunction... or the pod hits the water and they drown... or they smash into cliff faces...]] This makes them the second most [[BadassNormal hardcore]] soldiers on the human side, next to the [[SuperSoldier Spartans]]. [[InterserviceRivalry Don't mention that last part to their face]].
** The 105th Shock Troops Division are even known as "[[SquadNickname Helljumpers]]", due to the fact that as the SOEIV's protective ceramic skin burns away during atmospheric entry, the interior of the pod becomes ''really'' hot.
** One of the novels also has Spartans landing from space ... [[{{Badass}} WITHOUT vehicles]] (granted, it was an emergency jump that resulted in four were killed on impact, sx more too badly injured to fight effectively, and everyone else in various states of injury that would've left a regular soldier near-helpless). It's been established that standard-issue Spartan armor has InertialDampening and can "lock down" during an orbital fall, which comes in handy for the Master Chief in the later games.

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* The [=ODSTs=] (Orbital Drop Shock Troopers) in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' use [=SOEIVs=] (Single-Occupant Exoatmospheric Insertion Vehicles; also called [=HEVs=] [Human or Human Entry Vehicles]), Vehicles), despite the fact that [[FinaglesLaw the drag chutes and braking rockets sometimes malfunction... or the pod hits the water and they drown... or they smash into cliff faces...]] This makes them the second most [[BadassNormal hardcore]] soldiers on the human side, next to the [[SuperSoldier Spartans]]. [[InterserviceRivalry Don't mention that last part to their face]].
** The [=ODSTs=] pf the 105th Shock Troops Division are even known as "[[SquadNickname Helljumpers]]", due to the fact that as the SOEIV's protective ceramic skin burns away during atmospheric entry, the interior of the pod becomes ''really'' hot.
** One of the novels also has Spartans landing from space ... [[{{Badass}} WITHOUT vehicles]] (granted, it was an emergency jump that resulted in four were killed on impact, sx six more too badly injured to fight effectively, and everyone else in various states of injury that would've left a regular soldier near-helpless). It's been established that standard-issue Spartan armor the Spartans' [[PoweredArmor MJOLNIR armor]] has InertialDampening and can "lock down" during an orbital fall, which comes in handy for the Master Chief in the later games.
5th Feb '16 1:36:49 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The [=ODSTs=] (Orbital Drop Shock Troopers), also known as the [[SquadNickname Helljumpers]], in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' use [=SOEIVs=] (Single-Occupant Exoatmospheric Insertion Vehicles), also called [=HEVs=] (Human Entry Vehicles), despite the fact that [[FinaglesLaw their parachutes sometimes malfunction ... or the pod hits the water and they drown ... or they smash into cliff faces ...]] This makes them the second most [[BadassNormal hardcore]] soldiers on the human side, next to the [[SuperSoldier Spartans]]. Don't mention that to their face.
** One of the novels also has Spartans landing from space ... [[{{Badass}} WITHOUT vehicles]]. Granted, four were killed on impact, six more were too badly injured to fight effectively, and everyone else was in various states of injury that would've left a regular soldier near-helpless. It's been established that standard-issue Spartan armor has InertialDampening and can "lock down" during an orbital fall, which comes in handy for Master Chief later in the games.
*** Speaking of which, The Chief is notorious for pulling this kind of stunt, something Sargent Johnson lampshades at the beginning of the 3rd game.

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* The [=ODSTs=] (Orbital Drop Shock Troopers), also known as the [[SquadNickname Helljumpers]], Troopers) in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' use [=SOEIVs=] (Single-Occupant Exoatmospheric Insertion Vehicles), Vehicles; also called [=HEVs=] (Human [Human Entry Vehicles), Vehicles]), despite the fact that [[FinaglesLaw their parachutes the drag chutes and braking rockets sometimes malfunction ... malfunction... or the pod hits the water and they drown ... drown... or they smash into cliff faces ...faces...]] This makes them the second most [[BadassNormal hardcore]] soldiers on the human side, next to the [[SuperSoldier Spartans]]. [[InterserviceRivalry Don't mention that last part to their face.
face]].
** The 105th Shock Troops Division are even known as "[[SquadNickname Helljumpers]]", due to the fact that as the SOEIV's protective ceramic skin burns away during atmospheric entry, the interior of the pod becomes ''really'' hot.
** One of the novels also has Spartans landing from space ... [[{{Badass}} WITHOUT vehicles]]. Granted, vehicles]] (granted, it was an emergency jump that resulted in four were killed on impact, six sx more were too badly injured to fight effectively, and everyone else was in various states of injury that would've left a regular soldier near-helpless. near-helpless). It's been established that standard-issue Spartan armor has InertialDampening and can "lock down" during an orbital fall, which comes in handy for the Master Chief later in the later games.
*** Speaking of which, The the Chief is notorious for pulling this kind of stunt, something Sargent Sergeant Johnson lampshades at the beginning of the 3rd game.



*** Elites have their own version of an HEV pod as first seen in VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}.
*** Covenant dropships and Phantoms also frequently rain down their troops on UNSC forces when they don't have the proper landing area to unload.
** The [=ODSTs=]' nickname comes from the fact that after the HEV's lead skin peels off, the ceramic layer begins to burn -- which causes the interior of the pod to become ''really'' hot.

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*** Elites have their own version of an HEV pod pod, as first seen in VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}.
''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}''. Additionally, the Covenant have multi-occupant drop pods, the biggest of which can contain entire squads.
*** Even Covenant dropships and Phantoms also frequently rain down their troops on UNSC forces from above when they don't have the a proper landing area space to unload.
** The [=ODSTs=]' nickname comes from the fact that after the HEV's lead skin peels off, the ceramic layer begins to burn -- which causes the interior of the pod to become ''really'' hot.
land on.
31st Jan '16 3:05:08 AM jormis29
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* ''VideoGame/SyphonFilter 2'' opened with an FMV cutscene showing the hero on a transport plane. The plane is shot down, and the hero makes a freefall jump from the exploding wreckage. The player gains control of the hero while the parachute is still in the air, which the first time it happens comes as something of a shock. Shortly after, it starts raining {{mooks}}.

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* ''VideoGame/SyphonFilter 2'' ''VideoGame/SyphonFilter2'' opened with an FMV cutscene showing the hero on a transport plane. The plane is shot down, and the hero makes a freefall jump from the exploding wreckage. The player gains control of the hero while the parachute is still in the air, which the first time it happens comes as something of a shock. Shortly after, it starts raining {{mooks}}.
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