History VideoGame / BattlefieldBadCompany

6th Jan '16 3:54:56 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* WithFriendsLikeThese: The rest of TheSquad before the game starts in the blog posts for the original ''Bad Company'' had Sweetwater being more worried of his squadmates killing him then the enemy, but they were otherwise reasonable friends.

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* WithFriendsLikeThese: The rest of TheSquad before the game starts in the blog posts for the original ''Bad Company'' had Sweetwater being more worried of his squadmates killing him then the enemy, but they were otherwise reasonable friends.friends.
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6th Jan '16 3:54:44 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* {{Retirony}}: Subverted. Despite always being on his last mission before retirement, constantly TemptingFate, and [[BlackDudeDiesFirst being the only non-white member of the squad]], and the fact that his senior position in the group pretty much saddles him with the MentorOccupationalHazard, Redford always manages to come alive through everything that is thrown against him. Unfortunately, this apparently also have the inverse effect of getting his retirement constantly postponed.

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* {{Retirony}}: Subverted. Despite always being on his last mission before retirement, constantly TemptingFate, and [[BlackDudeDiesFirst being the only non-white member of the squad]], and the fact that his senior position in the group pretty much saddles him with the MentorOccupationalHazard, Redford always manages to come alive through everything that is thrown against him. Unfortunately, this apparently also have the inverse effect of getting his retirement constantly postponed.
6th Jan '16 3:54:21 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* {{Retirony}}: Subverted. Despite always being on his last mission before retirement, constantly TemptingFate, and [[BlackDudeDiesFirst being the only non-white member of the squad]], Redford always manages to come alive through everything that thrown against him. Unfortunately, this apparently also have the inverse effect of getting his retirement constantly postponed.

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* {{Retirony}}: Subverted. Despite always being on his last mission before retirement, constantly TemptingFate, and [[BlackDudeDiesFirst being the only non-white member of the squad]], and the fact that his senior position in the group pretty much saddles him with the MentorOccupationalHazard, Redford always manages to come alive through everything that is thrown against him. Unfortunately, this apparently also have the inverse effect of getting his retirement constantly postponed.
27th Dec '15 4:06:44 PM Kadorhal
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* JustPlaneWrong: In Bad Company 2, Haggard misidentifies Kirelenko's Antonov An-124 as the larger An-225.

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* JustPlaneWrong: In Bad Company 2, Haggard misidentifies Kirelenko's Antonov An-124 as the larger An-225. This might be intentional, as the amount of correct info he's able to recall about the An-225 off the top of his head is incredibly surprising given what kind of person Haggard is - the fact that he's talking about the wrong aircraft entirely goes from surprising to hilarious.



** [[spoiler: Aguire gets betrayed and killed by the Russians after he defects to them when he stops being of use.

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** [[spoiler: Aguire [[spoiler:Aguire gets betrayed and killed by the Russians after he defects to them when he stops being of use.]]



* OrangeBlueContrast: The second game was the first Battlefield series game to use the trope, in the cover art. The Vietnam DLC also used it for the cover art, but it only bled into the game itself in the subsequent Battlefield 3.

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* OrangeBlueContrast: The second game was the first Battlefield series game to use the trope, in the cover art. The Vietnam DLC also used it for the cover art, but it only bled into the game itself in the subsequent Battlefield 3.''Battlefield 3''.



** In ''Bad Company 2'', upon observing a South American jungle camp, your sarge will remark that they are [[Film/{{Predator}} "dug in like an Alabama tick."]]

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** In ''Bad Company 2'', upon observing a South American jungle camp, your sarge Sarge will remark that they are [[Film/{{Predator}} "dug in like an Alabama tick."]]



** A particularly memorable comment about ice cream from [[http://www.break.com/usercontent/2007/6/10/Gunship-strafing-run-310145.html this gunship recording]] can be heard while piloting UAVs.

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** A particularly memorable comment about ice cream from [[http://www.break.com/usercontent/2007/6/10/Gunship-strafing-run-310145.html this gunship recording]] can be heard while piloting UAVs.[=UAVs=].



* TechnicalPacifist: Flynn, the helicopter pilot in ''Bad Company 2''. He has absolutely no problem with killing as long as he isn't the one who actually pulls the trigger (he says it's bad for his karma). [[spoiler:It seems he was right, as once he starts killing the enemy himself, he's quickly killed himself.]]

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* TechnicalPacifist: Flynn, the helicopter pilot in ''Bad Company 2''. He has absolutely no problem with killing as long as he isn't the one who actually pulls the trigger (he says it's bad for his karma). [[spoiler:It seems he was right, as once he starts directly killing the enemy himself, enemy, he's quickly killed himself.]]



* TheMole: [[spoiler: Aguire wants Aurora to be released over the United States, he's not actually trying to stop it.]]
** [[spoiler:He actually spends most of the game as a genuine US operative. He doesn't defect until he learns that the US government covered up the fact that the mission his father died on (Operation Aurora) was a SuicideMission, only started so high command could learn about the potential of the scalar weapon)]]

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* TheMole: [[spoiler: Aguire wants Aurora to be released over the United States, he's not actually trying to stop it.]]
** [[spoiler:He
Notably, he actually spends most of the game as a genuine US operative. He operative - he doesn't actually defect until he learns that the US government covered up the fact that the mission his father died on (Operation Aurora) was a SuicideMission, only started so high command could learn about the potential of the scalar weapon)]]weapon.]]



* GogglesDoNothing: In the cutscenes of both games Marlowe has goggles around his helmet, but he never puts them on.

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* GogglesDoNothing: In the cutscenes of both games Marlowe has goggles around his helmet, but he never puts them on. However, in actual gameplay the edges of the screen are significantly darkened, as if something - say, those goggles - are blocking Marlowe's peripheral vision.


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3rd Oct '15 4:02:39 PM nombretomado
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Of course, this still being ''Battlefield'', both games feature a hefty multiplayer component. Multiplayer in both games is on a somewhat smaller (though still large) scale than the main Battlefield games, with a somewhat reduced vehicle focus (no jets being one large change). This, combined with some other changes such as RegeneratingHealth and [[CrouchAndProne no prone]] have lead to accusations by some of the seriesís more hardcore fans that DICE was [[PCVsConsole pandering to console gamers]]. Still, critical response has generally been good and Bad Company 2 still has a thriving community even after [=GameSpy's=] servers, which handled the multiplayer of every ''Battlefield'' game up to this one, were shut down. Oh, and destruction physics extend to the multiplayer of both games, leading to a very dynamic battlefield.

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Of course, this still being ''Battlefield'', both games feature a hefty multiplayer component. Multiplayer in both games is on a somewhat smaller (though still large) scale than the main Battlefield games, with a somewhat reduced vehicle focus (no jets being one large change). This, combined with some other changes such as RegeneratingHealth and [[CrouchAndProne no prone]] have lead to accusations by some of the seriesís more hardcore fans that DICE was [[PCVsConsole [[UsefulNotes/PCVsConsole pandering to console gamers]]. Still, critical response has generally been good and Bad Company 2 still has a thriving community even after [=GameSpy's=] servers, which handled the multiplayer of every ''Battlefield'' game up to this one, were shut down. Oh, and destruction physics extend to the multiplayer of both games, leading to a very dynamic battlefield.
24th Sep '15 1:55:43 PM LentilSandEater
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* BadassBandolier: The character classes and protagonists of ''Bad Company 2'' generally wear grenades on their vests. The Assault class at least has a more realistic example of also carrying grenade launcher ammo on their chest, and the Recon wears shotgun shells, even while their class-specific weapons are '''[[{{Irony}} sniper rifles]]'''. A Recon player may easily elect to use a shotgun, to be fair.

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* BadassBandolier: The character classes and protagonists of ''Bad Company 2'' generally wear grenades on their vests. The Assault class at least has a more realistic example of also carrying grenade launcher ammo on their chest, and the Recon wears shotgun shells, even while their class-specific weapons are '''[[{{Irony}} sniper rifles]]'''. A Recon player may easily elect to use a shotgun, to be fair.'''sniper rifles'''.



*** To be fair, Russia doesn't seem to be doing too much better, if at all (U.S. forces are seen to be pushing deep into Russian-controlled Europe in a map at the beginning of the campaign).
** Also, they are very, very expendable... and somehow keep managing to escape being expended.
*** [[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers They have the rare blend of expendable and invulnerable that makes them the perfect henchmen!]]



** Alternatively: Getting sent back to B-Company ''was'' their punishment.
24th Sep '15 1:54:44 PM LentilSandEater
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** Quite specifically one might add, to the point that one would have had to do quite a bit of research on the An-225 to find out the information Haggard lists off the top of his head. Which makes the whole "missing the tell-tale twin-tail" thing all the more jarring.
*** FridgeBrilliance: Haggard is normally not the brightest bulb in the squad, and it's surprising to both the player and the squad when he starts spouting technical facts. The fact that he's wrong makes it even funnier.
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Flynn dies quickly after he violates his TechnicalPacifism (which he says he maintains to preserve his karma), saving the protagonists from being held at gunpoint.]]
** Less disputably and more conventionally, [[spoiler: Aguire gets betrayed and killed by the Russians after he defects to them when he stops being of use.]]

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* KarmicDeath:
** Quite specifically one might add, to the point that one would have had to do quite a bit of research on the An-225 to find out the information Haggard lists off the top of his head. Which makes the whole "missing the tell-tale twin-tail" thing all the more jarring.
*** FridgeBrilliance: Haggard is normally not the brightest bulb in the squad, and it's surprising to both the player and the squad when he starts spouting technical facts. The fact that he's wrong makes it even funnier.
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Flynn
[[spoiler:Flynn]] dies quickly after he violates his TechnicalPacifism (which he says he maintains to preserve his karma), saving the protagonists from being held at gunpoint.]]
gunpoint.
** Less disputably and more conventionally, [[spoiler: Aguire gets betrayed and killed by the Russians after he defects to them when he stops being of use.]]



* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:Rescuing Flynn is probably the only reason the protagonists survived the betrayal.]]
** [[spoiler: And for that matter, the main reason Flynn died. See KarmicDeath.]]

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* LaserGuidedKarma: LaserGuidedKarma:
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[[spoiler:Rescuing Flynn is probably the only reason the protagonists survived the betrayal.]]
** [[spoiler: And for that matter, the main reason Flynn died. See KarmicDeath.
]]



* GogglesDoNothing: In the cutscenes of both games Marlowe has goggles around his helmet, but he never puts them on. In a bit of FridgeBrilliance, though, you'll notice that during gameplay the edges of screen are significantly darker, as if Marlowe's peripheral vision was blocked. Marlowe only wears the goggles during gameplay - and rightfully he should, with all the debris from gratuitous explosions.

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* GogglesDoNothing: In the cutscenes of both games Marlowe has goggles around his helmet, but he never puts them on. In a bit of FridgeBrilliance, though, you'll notice that during gameplay the edges of screen are significantly darker, as if Marlowe's peripheral vision was blocked. Marlowe only wears the goggles during gameplay - and rightfully he should, with all the debris from gratuitous explosions.
16th Sep '15 10:05:18 AM Micah
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* ByNoIMeanYes: A programming bug in multiplayer matches may cause the loss caption, "Your team lost..." to display even if your team won, although the correct fanfare and dialogue will play.
20th Jun '15 11:47:23 PM Dirtyblue929
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-->'''Haggard'''

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-->'''Haggard'''
-->--'''Haggard'''
20th Jun '15 11:47:14 PM Dirtyblue929
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-->''"I belong to [[TitleDrop Bad Company]]. I don't wanna end up in some ''good'' company!"''




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->''"I belong to [[TitleDrop Bad Company]]. I don't wanna end up in some ''good'' company!"''
-->'''Haggard'''
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