History Trivia / ModernWarfare

26th May '16 1:34:59 AM Wuz
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* [[BannedInChina Banned In Russia]]: ''Modern Warfare 2'' was banned for a while, though the game is now available (apparently with some cut content), including from Russia's biggest online retailer, Ozon.ru.

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* [[BannedInChina Banned In Russia]]: BannedInChina: ''Modern Warfare 2'' was banned in Russia for a while, though the game is now available (apparently with some cut content), including from Russia's biggest online retailer, Ozon.ru.



* StarMakingRole: Unless he's still remembered for his roles in ''Film/{{Cliffhanger}}'' and ''PrimeSuspect'' earlier before the games, Craig Fairbrass really found recognition for himself through his voice-acting talents in this trilogy, however Fairbrass' fandom and fame really peaked when he dons the mask of Ghost in ''Modern Warfare 2''. It also helped Fairbrass' pervious gig ''Cliffhanger'' to find a new recent gaggle of fans (due to ''Modern Warfare 2'' referencing the film through a name of level and Fairbrass' presence in both projects) with the same can be said for Fairbrass' film debut ''For Queen and Country'' and ''Prime Suspect'' as well as any other project featuring the actor for any gamer who is curious of {{Badass}} Brit Fairbrass' resume outside and before his COD roles.

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* StarMakingRole: Unless he's still remembered for his roles in ''Film/{{Cliffhanger}}'' and ''PrimeSuspect'' ''Series/PrimeSuspect'' earlier before the games, Craig Fairbrass really found recognition for himself through his voice-acting talents in this trilogy, however Fairbrass' fandom and fame really peaked when he dons the mask of Ghost in ''Modern Warfare 2''. It also helped Fairbrass' pervious gig ''Cliffhanger'' to find a new recent gaggle of fans (due to ''Modern Warfare 2'' referencing the film through a name of level and Fairbrass' presence in both projects) with the same can be said for Fairbrass' film debut ''For Queen and Country'' and ''Prime Suspect'' as well as any other project featuring the actor for any gamer who is curious of {{Badass}} Brit Fairbrass' resume outside and before his COD roles.
26th May '16 1:33:48 AM Wuz
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* PreOrderBonus: ''Modern Warfare 2'' has two special versions, the Hardened Edition and Prestige. Hardened contains an art book, steel case and other bonus content, while the Prestige edition contains an IW-branded [=EyeClops=] Night Vision toy. The word "toy" is not a baseless insult- the manufacturer really does advertise it as being for children. To be fair, real night vision goggles would simply cost too much to include with the game.
** That being said, the [=NVGs=] ''do'' work as advertised: they're effective up to 30 feet or so.
** ''Modern Warfare 3'' had just the Hardened Edition, which came with bonuses such as a free 1-year-subscription to Call of Duty ELITE, a [[GiantMook Juggernaut]]-themed outfit for your Xbox LIVE Avatar, and "Soap's Journal", a document written from Soap's point-of-view, detailing the events of every mission he was involved in across the series. Additionally, preordering the PC version from Steam also gave the buyer a free copy of ''Call of Duty 4''.



* StarMakingRole: Unless he's still remembered for his roles in ''{{Film/Cliffhanger}}'' and ''PrimeSuspect'' earlier before the games, Craig Fairbrass really found recognition for himself through his voice-acting talents in this trilogy, however Fairbrass' fandom and fame really peaked when he dons the mask of Ghost in ''Modern Warfare 2''. It also helped Fairbrass' pervious gig ''Cliffhanger'' to find a new recent gaggle of fans (due to ''Modern Warfare 2'' referencing the film through a name of level and Fairbrass' presence in both projects) with the same can be said for Fairbrass' film debut ''For Queen and Country'' and ''Prime Suspect'' as well as any other project featuring the actor for any gamer who is curious of {{Badass}} Brit Fairbrass' resume outside and before his COD roles.

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* StarMakingRole: Unless he's still remembered for his roles in ''{{Film/Cliffhanger}}'' ''Film/{{Cliffhanger}}'' and ''PrimeSuspect'' earlier before the games, Craig Fairbrass really found recognition for himself through his voice-acting talents in this trilogy, however Fairbrass' fandom and fame really peaked when he dons the mask of Ghost in ''Modern Warfare 2''. It also helped Fairbrass' pervious gig ''Cliffhanger'' to find a new recent gaggle of fans (due to ''Modern Warfare 2'' referencing the film through a name of level and Fairbrass' presence in both projects) with the same can be said for Fairbrass' film debut ''For Queen and Country'' and ''Prime Suspect'' as well as any other project featuring the actor for any gamer who is curious of {{Badass}} Brit Fairbrass' resume outside and before his COD roles.
26th Apr '16 5:11:15 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice:
** British players above a certain age may realise that Captain Price is voiced by [[Series/TheBill DC Don Beech]].
** Lt. Vasquez is David Sobolov; fans of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' may recognize him as Depth Charge.
** In ''Modern Warfare 2'', U.S. Army Ranger squad leader Sgt. Foley is played by Creator/KeithDavid. So yes, as Pvt. Ramirez, you can pretend your squad is being led by...
*** [[Franchise/{{Halo}} The Arbiter.]]
*** [[Franchise/MassEffect David Anderson.]]
*** [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} Goliath.]]
*** [[WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}} The Cat.]]
*** Some National Geographic / History Channel narrator waiting to lecture you about UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
*** [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog Dr. Facilier.]]
*** [[VideoGame/SaintsRow Julius Little.]]
*** [[Literature/RequiemForADream "I know it's pretty, Ramirez, but I didn't take it out for air!"]]
*** [[Comic/{{Spawn}} Spawn.]]
*** [[WesternAnimation/{{FantasticFour}} Black Panther.]]
** Creator/LanceHenriksen ([[Film/{{Aliens}} Bishop]]/[[Franchise/MassEffect Admiral Hackett]]) plays General Shepherd.
** Also worth noting is that the [=HQs=] (Baseplate and Overlord for MW and [=MW2=], respectively) are played by the same guy. The same guy (Dave Mallow) also voices most of the helicopter pilots.
*** Mallow also fulfills a similar role to his HQ persona in the movie ''Film/BlackHawkDown'' as the air operations commander issuing most of the radio commands to the Army helicopter pilots.
** William Fichtner (''Film/BlackHawkDown'', ''Film/DriveAngry'') is [=MW3's=] Sandman, while Creator/TimothyOlyphant ([[Film/DieHard Thomas Gabriel]], [[Film/{{Hitman}} Film!Agent 47]]) is Grinch (Creator/TobeyMaguire [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was initially reported to voice the character]]) and Creator/IdrisElba ([[Film/{{Thor}} Heimdall]]) is Truck.
** "Hey, Cpl. Dunn, you sound famila-OH MY GOD [[VideoGame/{{Prototype}} ZEUS]] HAS BEEN SPOTTED! OPEN FIRE!"
*** He was also [[Film/SavingPrivateRyan that BADASS sniper who was in a group of US troopers finding one man.]]
** Curtis "Music/FiftyCent" Jackson did some voice acting for the game (as the multiplayer announcer for the Navy [=SEALs=]). Cue FanDumb declaring they would not buy the game.
** Soap [=MacTavish=] is played by [[Series/{{Rome}} Kevin McKidd]]. In what would be a somewhat recursive instance, [=McKidd=] has stated that Infinity Ward expressed interest in having him play Soap in a movie adaptation, but since the movie is still hypothetical, it's not a certainty.
** Craig Fairbrass voices three different characters in the series' history (Gaz, Ghost and Wallcroft in that order).
** Waraabe, and by proxy the African Militia announcer, is [[Series/TwentyFour Ike Dubaku]]
** Creator/YuriLowenthal is one of the GIGN soldiers.
** Will [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment GOB]] Arnett also lent his uber-husky tones, having publicly professed his love for the series. Damned if anyone can tell who he is from the morass of gruff and husky voices that proliferate the soundtrack.
** Creator/LiamOBrien is the P.M.C. announcer in multiplayer.
** Overlord is [[Series/TwentyFour Agent Aaron Pierce]].
*** In the third game, Overlord is voiced by [[Film/StarTrek Captain Pike]].
** Captain [=MacMillan=] is [[Film/{{Underworld}} Markus Corvinus]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E10VincentAndTheDoctor Vincent Van Gogh]]
** In the Japanese dub:
*** Creator/UnshoIshizuka is Price.
*** Creator/KeijiFujiwara is Makarov.
*** Creator/FumihikoTachiki is Overlord.
*** Creator/KanaUeda is Vorchevsky's daughter.
*** Zakhaev in the flashbacks is voiced by Creator/NorioWakamoto.
*** Creator/HisaoEgawa is Yuri.
*** GIGN operator Sabre is [[VideoGame/SakuraWars Ichiro Ogami]].
*** Creator/RieTanaka is one of the crew of the AC-130.
26th Apr '16 5:11:15 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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28th Mar '16 9:55:48 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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*** GIGN operator Sabre is [[VideoGame/SakuraTaisen Ichiro Ogami]].

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*** GIGN operator Sabre is [[VideoGame/SakuraTaisen [[VideoGame/SakuraWars Ichiro Ogami]].
27th Mar '16 8:18:56 AM Agent_B
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*** [[Comic/{{Spawn}} Spawn.]]
*** [[WesternAnimation/{{FantasticFour}} Black Panther.]]
7th Dec '15 5:35:52 PM MightyKombat
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* RelationshipVoiceActor: [[Creator/KeithDavid Sgt. Foley]] and [[Creator/LanceHenriksen General Shepherd]] are [[Franchise/MassEffect Admirals David Anderson and Steven Hackett.]] They're even from the same series as a protagonist with the same name as 'Modern Warfare 2'''s antagonist, albeit spelt differently ("Shepard" against "Shepherd".)
28th Jun '15 6:48:23 PM Kadorhal
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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: Whenever you're downed in the single-player campaign, the game tosses up a quote from a historical figure lamenting the cost and violence of warfare on humanity. However, no one can deny it's pretty fun to be a OneManArmy {{Badass}} caught in the middle of WorldWarIII so the weight of their quotes seems lost.
** They also rub players' nose in it with things like "No Russian" and "Davis Family Vacation". Even the famous AC-130 level is making a point about how dehumanizing swatting people like flies from a gunship is. Sister series ''Black Ops'' is, if anything, even more blatant.



*** Some National Geographic / History Channel narrator waiting to lecture you about WorldWarII .
*** [[ThePrincessAndTheFrog Dr. Facilier.]]
*** [[SaintsRow Julius Little.]]
*** [[RequiemForADream "I know it's pretty, Ramirez, but I didn't take it out for air!"]]

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*** Some National Geographic / History Channel narrator waiting to lecture you about WorldWarII .
UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
*** [[ThePrincessAndTheFrog [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog Dr. Facilier.]]
*** [[SaintsRow [[VideoGame/SaintsRow Julius Little.]]
*** [[RequiemForADream [[Literature/RequiemForADream "I know it's pretty, Ramirez, but I didn't take it out for air!"]]
27th Jun '15 3:17:34 AM harryhenry
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* ActorAllusion: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zuzaxlddWbk The Vet and the N00b]]" trailer is both this and a CallBack. Sam Worthington plays the "Vet," after previously appearing as the commando Alex Mason in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps.'' The commercial also calls back to the ''Black Ops'' advertising twice. First, with the tagline "There's a soldier in all of us." Second, having NBA star Dwight Howard appear toting an M16 with a grenade launcher. NBA star Kobe Bryant appeared with the same gun in ads for ''Black Ops''.

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* ActorAllusion: ActorAllusion:
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"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zuzaxlddWbk The Vet and the N00b]]" trailer is both this and a CallBack. Sam Worthington plays the "Vet," after previously appearing as the commando Alex Mason in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps.'' The commercial also calls back to the ''Black Ops'' advertising twice. First, with the tagline "There's a soldier in all of us." Second, having NBA star Dwight Howard appear toting an M16 with a grenade launcher. NBA star Kobe Bryant appeared with the same gun in ads for ''Black Ops''.



* CashCowFranchise: In spades. ''2'' had the largest first-day gross in entertainment history. Not just video games -- ''all'' of entertainment, including movies and music... that was then beaten by ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'' ...that was also beaten by ''Modern Warfare 3'', which managed to smash [=MW2=]'s record by over a hundred million dollars. Say what you like about the quality of the games, they certainly can sell them. The developers certainly said they would want to continuously make more games even after Modern Warfare 3 in a live interview. [[VideoGame/CallOfDutyGhosts And they certainly did.]]

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* CashCowFranchise: In spades. ''2'' had the largest first-day gross in entertainment history. Not just video games -- ''all'' of entertainment, including movies and music... that was then beaten by ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'' ...''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps''... that was also beaten by ''Modern Warfare 3'', which managed to smash [=MW2=]'s record by over a hundred million dollars. Say what you like about the quality of the games, they certainly can sell them. The developers certainly said they would want to continuously make more games even after Modern Warfare 3 in a live interview. [[VideoGame/CallOfDutyGhosts And they certainly did.]]



* FanNickname: "Grenade of Grenade: Grenade Grenade" and "Stay Frosty [[MilitaryAlphabet Oscar Mike]]: [[DoAnythingSoldier Ramirez]] Do Everything!"
** Dead Man's Dick for the Dead Man's Hand death streak in ''[=MW3=]'', courtesy of [=YouTuber=] [=TheShwantz27=].
* FollowTheLeader: Changed the "generic shooter" from WWII to modern with the release of VideoGame/CallOfDuty 4.
* GenreKiller: For WWII games, despite not actually being one. It inspired a wave of similar modern series or modern updates of formerly WWII series, most notably ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor''.

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* FanNickname: FanNickname:
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"Grenade of Grenade: Grenade Grenade" and "Stay Frosty [[MilitaryAlphabet Oscar Mike]]: [[DoAnythingSoldier Ramirez]] Do Everything!"
** Dead "Dead Man's Dick Dick" for the Dead Man's Hand death streak in ''[=MW3=]'', courtesy of [=YouTuber=] [=TheShwantz27=].
* FollowTheLeader: Changed the gaming world's idea of a "generic shooter" from WWII to modern with the release of VideoGame/CallOfDuty 4.
* GenreKiller: For WWII games, despite not actually being one. It inspired a wave of similar modern series or modern updates of formerly WWII series, most notably series like ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor''.
27th Jun '15 3:15:43 AM harryhenry
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* BeamMeUpScotty: The famous line "''Fifty thousand people used to live here… now it's a ghost town.''" was not spoken by [=MacMillan=]. It was actually spoken by Gaz in the intro. [=MacMillan's=] line in the game is "''Fifty thousand people used to live in this city. Now it's a ghost town… I've never seen anything like it.''"
** Oddly, [=MacMillan=] ''does'' say that line in the Wii port of the first game.

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* BeamMeUpScotty: BeamMeUpScotty:
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The famous line "''Fifty thousand people used to live here… now it's a ghost town.''" was not spoken by [=MacMillan=]. It was actually spoken by Gaz in the intro. [=MacMillan's=] line in the game is "''Fifty thousand people used to live in this city. Now it's a ghost town… I've never seen anything like it.''"
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''" Oddly, [=MacMillan=] ''does'' say that line in the Wii port of the first game.



* CashCowFranchise: In spades. ''2'' had the largest first-day gross in entertainment history. Not just video games -- ''all'' of entertainment, including movies and music.
** Which was then beaten by ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps''. Then that record was beaten by ''Modern Warfare 3'', which managed to smash [=MW2=]'s record by over a hundred million dollars. Say what you like about the quality of the games, they certainly can sell them.
** The developers certainly said they would want to continuously make more games even after Modern Warfare 3 in a live interview. [[VideoGame/CallOfDutyGhosts And they certainly did.]]

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* CashCowFranchise: In spades. ''2'' had the largest first-day gross in entertainment history. Not just video games -- ''all'' of entertainment, including movies and music.
** Which
music... that was then beaten by ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps''. Then ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'' ...that record was also beaten by ''Modern Warfare 3'', which managed to smash [=MW2=]'s record by over a hundred million dollars. Say what you like about the quality of the games, they certainly can sell them.
**
them. The developers certainly said they would want to continuously make more games even after Modern Warfare 3 in a live interview. [[VideoGame/CallOfDutyGhosts And they certainly did.]]



* NamesTheSame: One of the randomly-generated names for the FSO agents in the ''[=MW3=]'' level "Turbulence" is, minus a single I, the exact same as that of ''World at War''[='=]s Russian PlayerCharacter.
** There's also a Pvt. Allen in "The Bog" in Modern Warfare 1.

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* NamesTheSame: NamesTheSame:
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One of the randomly-generated names for the FSO agents in the ''[=MW3=]'' level "Turbulence" is, minus a single I, the exact same as that of ''World at War''[='=]s Russian PlayerCharacter.
** There's also a Pvt. Allen in "The Bog" in Modern Warfare 1.



* PropRecycling: Closer looks can reveal where Infinity Ward re-used various models to fill out levels. Of note are crashed [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technical_(fighting_vehicle) technicals]] in Washington D.C. (oh, those crazy Virginia rednecks), and American police cars on the tarmac at the Russian airport.
** Hidden in plain sight during ''Modern Warfare 3'''s campaign: There's a warehouse that you fight through which is a literal shot-for-shot recycle of a warehouse from [=CoD4's=] multiplayer; even the crates are the same. Various weapons also reuse their ''[=MW2=]'' models in the campaign - most noticeably, the new USP model for the game never shows up outside of Spec Ops and multiplayer, despite a decent chunk of missions giving you one to start with.
* TechnologyMarchesOn: One of the main complaints over ''[=MW2=]'''s inclusion of the TAR-21 among gun circles was that the real gun did not come with unpowered ironsights. This has since changed.

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* PropRecycling: PropRecycling:
**
Closer looks can reveal where Infinity Ward re-used various models to fill out levels. Of note are crashed [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technical_(fighting_vehicle) technicals]] in Washington D.C. (oh, those crazy Virginia rednecks), and American police cars on the tarmac at the Russian airport.
** Hidden in plain sight during ''Modern Warfare 3'''s 3''[='=]s campaign: There's a warehouse that you fight through which is a literal shot-for-shot recycle of a warehouse from [=CoD4's=] multiplayer; even the crates are the same. Various weapons also reuse their ''[=MW2=]'' models in the campaign - most noticeably, the new USP model for the game never shows up outside of Spec Ops and multiplayer, despite a decent chunk of missions giving you one to start with.
* TechnologyMarchesOn: One of the main complaints over ''[=MW2=]'''s ''[=MW2=]''[='=]s inclusion of the TAR-21 among gun circles was that the real gun did not come with unpowered ironsights. This has since changed.
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