History Trivia / GearsOfWar

21st Oct '16 1:59:38 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* IKnewIt: [[spoiler:Before ''Gears of War'' 4 was released, many fans jokingly speculated that Baird was the one who created the [=DeeBees=] that the reformed COG uses since they shared the same initials as him. The campaign proved the fans right by revealing that over the 25 year TimeSkip, Baird became a FamedInStory world-renowned industrialist who, being the resident GadgeteerGenius of the COG, is indeed the creator of the [=DeeBees=].]]
* TheOtherDarrin: Jace goes from having an Australian-sounding voice in his cameo in ''Gears of War 2'' to being played by Michael B. Jordan in ''Gears of War 3''.
* TheOtherMarty: As shown in this [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2015/02/02-1/feature-interview-with-voice-actor-christopher-sabat interview]], Creator/ChristopherSabat recorded lines for Marcus Fenix in ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar2'' during the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007%E2%80%9308_Writers_Guild_of_America_strike 200708 Writers Guild of America strike]] that affected the LA {{unions|in Hollywood}} (thus having the game be moved over to Texas for voice recording due to its non-union environment, effectively bypassing the union-related issues) [[note]]As he's a Texas-based actor[[/note]] until the game was moved back to LA to be recorded once the strike ended.



* TheOtherDarrin: Jace goes from having an Australian-sounding voice in his cameo in ''Gears of War 2'' to being played by Michael B. Jordan in ''Gears of War 3''.
* TheOtherMarty: As shown in this [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2015/02/02-1/feature-interview-with-voice-actor-christopher-sabat interview]], Creator/ChristopherSabat recorded lines for Marcus Fenix in ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar2'' during the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007%E2%80%9308_Writers_Guild_of_America_strike 200708 Writers Guild of America strike]] that affected the LA {{unions|in Hollywood}} (thus having the game be moved over to Texas for voice recording due to its non-union environment, effectively bypassing the union-related issues) [[note]]As he's a Texas-based actor[[/note]] until the game was moved back to LA to be recorded once the strike ended.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In hindsight, knocking the Corpser into Imulsion probably wasn't the greatest idea. Good thing the Lightmass Bomb took care of it.
21st Oct '16 1:50:36 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* MythologyGag: [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100721183360/gearsofwar/images/1/1f/Claycarmine.jpg Clayton Carmine]] is a big one to his decreased younger brother Anthony. In ''Gears of War'', Anthony was killed by sniper fire after standing up to display his issue with his Lancer assault rifle jamming constantly as he reloaded it. To list how Clayton's design references it, "Practice reloading" and "Keep your head down" are written on his armor. If that wasn't enough, a mark on his helmet implies he was shot in the head but survived anyway.
** Clayton honors the memory of the two fallen Carmine brothers with a memorial tattoo on his arm [[TheFaceless of their helmets]].
** ''Gears of War 3'' is ''filled'' with these.
*** The tier 4 medal for interacting with objects during the campaign (i.e. hitting buttons) references Lieutenant Minh Young Kim's oft-repeated line in the first game of "I'll open the door; I've got the code."
*** A player using Dominic Santiago will sometimes hear him repeat one of his earliest lines from ''Gears of War'', "This is gonna be awesome!"
*** After killing a COG character, Queen Myrrah will sometimes reference a line from the ''Gears of War 2'' opening cinematic, "You brought this upon yourselves!"
*** Early in the first game, after first meeting Augustus Cole, Dom and Marcus talk about when they saw him play. Marcus will quip "I remember you owe me 20 bucks" to which Dom replies "Yeah? See me after the war." One of the first collectibles in the third game is a 20-dollar bill on Marcus' desk with a note from Dom.
*** After Delta Squad hijacks a Gas Barge, they find Dizzy hunkered down in a supply depot holding out against the Locust. Marcus asks if Dizzy is "taking on the grub army single-handedly again." Dizzy replies with "I guess I shoulda learned my lesson against Skorge."
*** If you can manage to get through a round of Gridlock without anyone destroying one of the ash people, the next round will begin with an instrumental version of Gary Jules' cover of "[[Music/TearsForFears Mad World]]", the same song used for the ''Gears of War'' commercial. [[spoiler: It's also the music that plays during Dom's HeroicSacrifice]].
*** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ73YHx15jA Who wants toast?!]]" makes a comeback in ''Gears of War 3'' as one of Marcus' one-liners when throwing an incendiary grenade.
** ''Gears of War 2'' has no shortage of them either, even though it only has one game to CallBack to. "This is the part where he tells you he'll take it under advisement." and "Hey, Colonel, I guess we ARE the support, huh?!" come to mind. Also, the entire time you're with Benjamin Carmine in the Hollow, Dom doesn't stop making stealthy quips about Anthony, while Marcus tells him to [[DudeNotFunny knock it off]].
** ''Gears of War 4'' has one gameplay trailer where Marcus and his son JD's squad take shelter in Marcus' greenhouse, which is then ambushed by [=DeeBees=]. The second the bullets start flying, Marcus angrily shouts "Shit, they're gonna mess up my fuckin' tomatoes!", calling back to the first level in ''Gears of War 3'' in which the Lambent attack the Sovereign and Dom shouts "You fucked up my tomatoes, you assholes!"
8th Sep '16 4:55:31 AM SuperWaitei
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** Epic Games had originally planned to allow players to choose the gender of Dom, potentially making him into the female Dominique, but the idea was scrapped and female characters wouldn't become playable until ''Gears of War'' 3.

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** Epic Games had originally planned to allow players to choose the gender of Dom, potentially making him into the female Dominique, but the idea was scrapped scrapped, as having two genders for Dom would've drastically increased the length of the script and limited the budget, so female characters wouldn't become playable until ''Gears of War'' 3.
7th Sep '16 7:57:55 PM SuperWaitei
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** ''Gears of War 4'' has one gameplay trailer where Marcus and his son JD's squad take shelter in Marcus' greenhouse, which is then ambushed by [=DeeBees=]. The second the bullets start flying, Marcus angrily shouts "Shit, they're gonna fuck up my tomatoes!", calling back to the first level in ''Gears of War 3'' in which the Lambent attack the Sovereign and Dom shouts "You fucked up my tomatoes, you assholes!"

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** ''Gears of War 4'' has one gameplay trailer where Marcus and his son JD's squad take shelter in Marcus' greenhouse, which is then ambushed by [=DeeBees=]. The second the bullets start flying, Marcus angrily shouts "Shit, they're gonna fuck mess up my fuckin' tomatoes!", calling back to the first level in ''Gears of War 3'' in which the Lambent attack the Sovereign and Dom shouts "You fucked up my tomatoes, you assholes!"


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** Baird and Cole's roles were originally reversed, with Baird being the one who was a former sports star.
** Epic Games had originally planned to allow players to choose the gender of Dom, potentially making him into the female Dominique, but the idea was scrapped and female characters wouldn't become playable until ''Gears of War'' 3.
** The RousingSpeech given in the beginning of ''Gears of War'' 2 was originally supposed to be narrated by Hoffman, but he lost out when the developers created Prescott, as they felt the speech was better suited for him instead.
** Originally, Hoffman was supposed to die in ''Gears of War'' 3. He was supposed to come with Delta to acquire the submarine instead of Dizzy and would've died protecting it while it sailed off to Azura. However, Karen Traviss considered Hoffman one of the few people in the universe who had a historical perspective on the series (he could talk about the world before the war) and didn't want to lose him as a narrative vehicle for the books.
12th Aug '16 4:27:52 PM SuperWaitei
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** ''Gears of War 4'' has one gameplay trailer where Marcus and his son JD's squad take shelter in Marcus' greenhouse, which is then ambushed by DeeBees. The second the bullets start flying, Marcus angrily shouts "Shit, they're gonna fuck up my tomatoes!", calling back to the first level in ''Gears of War 3'' in which the Lambent attack the Sovereign and Dom shouts "You fucked up my tomatoes, you assholes!"

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** ''Gears of War 4'' has one gameplay trailer where Marcus and his son JD's squad take shelter in Marcus' greenhouse, which is then ambushed by DeeBees.[=DeeBees=]. The second the bullets start flying, Marcus angrily shouts "Shit, they're gonna fuck up my tomatoes!", calling back to the first level in ''Gears of War 3'' in which the Lambent attack the Sovereign and Dom shouts "You fucked up my tomatoes, you assholes!"
12th Aug '16 4:23:12 PM SuperWaitei
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*** After Delta Squad hijacks a Gas Barge, they find Dizzy hunkered down in a supply depot holding out against the Locust. Marcus asks if Dizzy is "taking on the grub army single-handedly again." Dizzy replies with "I guess I shoulda learned my lesson against Skorge."


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** ''Gears of War 4'' has one gameplay trailer where Marcus and his son JD's squad take shelter in Marcus' greenhouse, which is then ambushed by DeeBees. The second the bullets start flying, Marcus angrily shouts "Shit, they're gonna fuck up my tomatoes!", calling back to the first level in ''Gears of War 3'' in which the Lambent attack the Sovereign and Dom shouts "You fucked up my tomatoes, you assholes!"
19th Apr '16 5:46:27 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Creator/DeeBradleyBaker is the voice of RAAM, also the voice of Olmec from LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple, as well as the voice of [[VideoGame/{{Halo}} The Gravemind]] and ViewtifulJoe.
** Creator/JohnDiMaggio voices Marcus, also known as [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Bender]] and [[SamuraiJack the Scotsman]].
** Queen Myrrah is voiced by Carolyn Seymour, or Dr. Chakwas from ''Franchise/MassEffect''.
*** [[Creator/JenniferHale Commander Shepard]] (female) appears as a leader of the Stranded within a warehouse in Hanover.
** [[Series/TheWire Where the fuck is Wallace!?]] In Gears of War 3 as Jace.
** In Gears 3 Multiplayer, anything is possible when your Gear smells like [[Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike COG Gear]] and not a Locust. We're riding a Brumak.
** Jace Stratton is voiced by Michael B. Jordan, also known as [[FridayNightLights East Dillon Lions quarterback Vince Howard]].
** Agustus 'Cole Train' Cole is voiced by Lester Speight who we know best for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzToNo7A-94 Terry Tate: Office Linebacker]].
** Samantha 'Sam' Bryne is voice by Creator/ClaudiaBlack.
** Music/IceT lends his voice in ''Gears 3'' as the COG-hating Griffin.
** Creator/DwightSchultz takes over the role of Chairman Prescott in Gears of War 3.
*** For the DLC, RAAM's Shadow, Barrick is Rick Wasserman, better known as [[WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes Thor]]
*** Valera is Creator/LauraBailey, using a European version of her [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Lust]] voice.
** Kantus priests are voiced by Creator/RobinAtkinDownes. [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Not the first time he's voiced a healer]].
** In the Japanese version of the games:
*** Marcus Fenix [[KoseiHirota is]] [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Gosukugi]]
*** Victor Hoffman [[IkuyaSawaki is]] [[Anime/SamuraiPizzaCats Seymour "Big" Cheese/Kitsunezuka Ko'on-no-Kami]]
*** Anya Stroud [[YumiHikita is]] [[VideoGame/SakuraWars Scarlet Miroku]] in the first game and [[TheOtherDarrin replaced]] [[Creator/AtsukoYuya by]] [[Manga/MidoriNoHibi Rin Sawamura]].
*** Maria Santiago [[Creator/YukoKaida is]] [[Anime/QueensBlade Risty]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Marida Cruz]] and [[VideoGame/SengokuBasara Matsu]].
*** Richard Prescott [[HidetoshiNakamura is]] [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters the other Seth]].
19th Mar '16 7:21:31 AM SuperWaitei
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** When playing through Beast Mode in Gears of War 3, one will notice that there are 5 empty spaces in the Locust selection interface. Indeed, there were originally 20 playable creatures to choose from in the mode. Early beta footage showed that the Grenadier Elite was playable; most likely cut for playing identically to the Savage Grenadier, so it was unnecessary to include both grenadiers. The footage also showed that Grinders were originally playable as well; most likely cut for being too easy to sit in the back of the maps and pick off humans from a distance since Beast encourages players to get close to the action. Also, Grinders don't possess melee attacks, so they would have no reliable way to kill Hero units and Onyx Guards. In addition, Reavers were also playable as well. They were stated to have been cut due to the developers having issues with them fitting on the smaller and indoor maps like Checkout and Rustlung. However, since Reavers are very large, it was also probably overpowered since you could potentially just launch rockets over the scenery to get easy kills while bypassing the fortifications. Another minor one, but the Armored Kantus was also shown DualWielding Boltok pistols in beta footage, but was changed to dual Gorgons. Sadly, it is unknown what the other 2 cut creatures were.
19th Jan '16 9:55:48 AM Willbyr
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*** Anya Stroud [[YumiHikita is]] [[SakuraWars Scarlet Miroku]] in the first game and [[TheOtherDarrin replaced]] [[Creator/AtsukoYuya by]] [[Manga/MidoriNoHibi Rin Sawamura]].

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*** Anya Stroud [[YumiHikita is]] [[SakuraWars [[VideoGame/SakuraWars Scarlet Miroku]] in the first game and [[TheOtherDarrin replaced]] [[Creator/AtsukoYuya by]] [[Manga/MidoriNoHibi Rin Sawamura]].
26th Nov '15 4:25:23 PM nombretomado
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*** Victor Hoffman [[IkuyaSawaki is]] [[SamuraiPizzaCats Seymour "Big" Cheese/Kitsunezuka Ko'on-no-Kami]]

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*** Victor Hoffman [[IkuyaSawaki is]] [[SamuraiPizzaCats [[Anime/SamuraiPizzaCats Seymour "Big" Cheese/Kitsunezuka Ko'on-no-Kami]]
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