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* YanksWithTanks: The game's protagonists. Literally with Sgt. Risner and every Sherman tank commander from the 2nd Armored Division.
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* AFatherToHisMen: All of the Sergeants.
* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: Used to great effect in ''Hell's Highway'' when [[spoiler: Baker tells Red he is paralyzed from the waist down and will never walk again.]]

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* %%* AFatherToHisMen: All of the Sergeants.
* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: Used to great effect in ''Hell's Highway'' when [[spoiler: Baker [[spoiler:Baker tells Red he is paralyzed from the waist down and will never walk again.]]



* ConceptArtGallery: ''The Road to Hill 30'' has a rather thick one, which also includes reproductions of historical documents related to war.

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* ConceptArtGallery: ConceptArtGallery:
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''The Road to Hill 30'' has a rather thick one, which also includes reproductions of historical documents related to war.



* ContinuityLockout[=/=]LateArrivalSpoiler: So much of the third game references important events like the deaths of certain characters. Without playing the first two you don't know the exact circumstances surrounding those deaths so it gets rather confusing.
* DeadPersonConversation: In ''Hell's Highway'', Baker occasionally converses with a hallucination/ghost of [[spoiler: Leggett. It may be a ghost because Leggett hints at the location of the next battle, something a hallucination is unlikely to do.]]

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* ContinuityLockout[=/=]LateArrivalSpoiler: ContinuityLockout: So much of the third game references important events like the deaths of certain characters. Without playing the first two you don't know the exact circumstances surrounding those deaths so it gets rather confusing.
* DeadPersonConversation: In ''Hell's Highway'', Baker occasionally converses with a hallucination/ghost of [[spoiler: Leggett.[[spoiler:Leggett. It may be a ghost because Leggett hints at the location of the next battle, something a hallucination is unlikely to do.]]



* ExcusePlot: The Creator/{{Gameloft}} spinoffs, especially Global Front.

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* %%* ExcusePlot: The Creator/{{Gameloft}} spinoffs, especially Global Front.



* ForegoneConclusion: Hell's Highway.
%%* FragileSpeedster: The M5 Stuart light tank. Demonstrated tragically when [[spoiler: Sgt. Risner's own M5 is destroyed [[OneHitKill in one hit]] by a Panzerfaust-wielding soldier, presumably killing the rest of his crew in the process.]]

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* %%* ForegoneConclusion: Hell's Highway.
%%* FragileSpeedster: The M5 Stuart light tank. Demonstrated tragically when [[spoiler: Sgt.[[spoiler:Sgt. Risner's own M5 is destroyed [[OneHitKill in one hit]] by a Panzerfaust-wielding soldier, presumably killing the rest of his crew in the process.]]



* HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic: Dawson doesn't wear a helmet since it interferes with his aim, apparently. Averted by everybody else, given the setting, unless they get shot off in combat without somehow also killing them.
** In ''Road to Hill 30'', Red throws his helmet in the river after [[spoiler: Desola is killed.]] In ''Earned in Blood'', he mentions to Colonel Marshall he swam back into the river and recovered it, because he felt it his responsibility to his wife and young child to try and stay alive.

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* HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic: HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic:
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Dawson doesn't wear a helmet since it interferes with his aim, apparently. Averted by everybody else, given the setting, unless they get shot off in combat without somehow also killing them.
** In ''Road to Hill 30'', Red throws his helmet in the river after [[spoiler: Desola [[spoiler:Desola is killed.]] In ''Earned in Blood'', he mentions to Colonel Marshall he swam back into the river and recovered it, because he felt it his responsibility to his wife and young child to try and stay alive.



* HeroicBSOD: Private First Class Kevin Leggett. [[spoiler: Having gotten two of the most popular squad members killed earlier in the game, he becomes notably traumatized. At the end, frustratedly getting no response on the radio for support in an overwhelming situation, he pulls out a pistol, jumps on top of their cover, and shoots at the enemy tanks screaming for them to shoot him.]]

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* HeroicBSOD: Private First Class Kevin Leggett. [[spoiler: Having [[spoiler:Having gotten two of the most popular squad members killed earlier in the game, he becomes notably traumatized. At the end, frustratedly getting no response on the radio for support in an overwhelming situation, he pulls out a pistol, jumps on top of their cover, and shoots at the enemy tanks screaming for them to shoot him.]]



* LudicrousGibs: [[spoiler: Doyle is blown up by a Panzer shell in ''Earned in Blood'', leaving only a shitload of blood smeared on the ground and an 82nd Airborne patch.]]
* KilledMidSentence[=/=]CurseCutShort:

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* LudicrousGibs: [[spoiler: Doyle [[spoiler:Doyle is blown up by a Panzer shell in ''Earned in Blood'', leaving only a shitload of blood smeared on the ground and an 82nd Airborne patch.]]
* KilledMidSentence[=/=]CurseCutShort:KilledMidSentence:



* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: In ''Hell's Highway'', Baker is haunted hallucinations of [[spoiler: Leggett]], whom interact with him in the final levels. Their final conversation suggest that [[spoiler: Leggett]] may be a ghost, as he hints towards the location of the next battle. It's left ambiguous.

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: In ''Hell's Highway'', Baker is haunted hallucinations of [[spoiler: Leggett]], [[spoiler:Leggett]], whom interact with him in the final levels. Their final conversation suggest that [[spoiler: Leggett]] [[spoiler:Leggett]] may be a ghost, as he hints towards the location of the next battle. It's left ambiguous.



--> '''Jasper:''' Looks like Dawson had to piss...on a...British guy? [[note]]Turns out the British guy was wearing the jacket of one of their dead squadmates, and Dawson was actually going to confront the man.[[/note]]
** In the first game, Leggett, Allen and Garnett are discussing which super hero is cooler, Batman or Superman, when mortars start going off around you. [[spoiler: They are having a similar conversation at the beginning of TheReveal scene in ''Hell's Highway'' showing how Allen and Garnett died.]]
* NintendoHard: ''Earned in Blood'' can be this at points, especially whenever the game pits you against multiple tanks at once with little to no cover.

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--> '''Jasper:''' Looks like Dawson had to piss... on a...a... British guy? [[note]]Turns out the British guy was wearing the jacket of one of their dead squadmates, and Dawson was actually going to confront the man.[[/note]]
** In the first game, Leggett, Allen and Garnett are discussing which super hero is cooler, Batman or Superman, when mortars start going off around you. [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They are having a similar conversation at the beginning of TheReveal scene in ''Hell's Highway'' showing how Allen and Garnett died.]]
* NintendoHard: NintendoHard:
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''Earned in Blood'' can be this at points, especially whenever the game pits you against multiple tanks at once with little to no cover.



* NotEnoughToBury: In ''Earned in Blood'', [[spoiler: Doyle when he gets shot by a German tank. The only remains Hartsock finds of him is his 82nd Airborne patch, which he is [[ContinuityNod seen wearing in Hell's Highway]].]]

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* NotEnoughToBury: In ''Earned in Blood'', [[spoiler: Doyle [[spoiler:Doyle when he gets shot by a German tank. The only remains Hartsock finds of him is his 82nd Airborne patch, which he is [[ContinuityNod seen wearing in Hell's Highway]].]]



* ThereAreNoTherapists: A JustifiedTrope in ''Hell's Highway'' - you're a paratrooper who's deep in enemy territory. Plus, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder was not understood in modern-contexts until after the Vietnam War. And you're in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Turns out that the reason why Baker has been hallucinating/haunted by Legget is because he ordered Leggett to tell no one how Allen and Garnett died, and the stress of keeping the secret, coupled with a critical injury on the battlefield, led Leggett to effectively [[DrivenToSuicide commit suicide]] by shooting at an enemy tank with a pistol.]]
** [[spoiler: It is revealed in the same scene that Leggett was partly responsible for Allen's and Garnett's deaths, because he started a fight with Allen that attracted a German patrol, which is why Baker wanted Leggett to keep the circumstances of the death's a secret in the first place, for fear that the rest of the squad would kill Leggett.]]
* ThoseTwoGuys: Allen and Garnett. [[spoiler: They even die together.]] [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in a ''Road to Hill 30'' cutscene:

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* ThereAreNoTherapists: A JustifiedTrope in ''Hell's Highway'' - you're a paratrooper who's deep in enemy territory. Plus, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder was not understood in modern-contexts until after the Vietnam War. And you're You're in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
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* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Turns TheReveal:
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out that the reason why Baker has been hallucinating/haunted by Legget is because he ordered Leggett to tell no one how Allen and Garnett died, and the stress of keeping the secret, coupled with a critical injury on the battlefield, led Leggett to effectively [[DrivenToSuicide commit suicide]] by shooting at an enemy tank with a pistol.]]
** [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It is revealed in the same scene that Leggett was partly responsible for Allen's and Garnett's deaths, because he started a fight with Allen that attracted a German patrol, which is why Baker wanted Leggett to keep the circumstances of the death's a secret in the first place, for fear that the rest of the squad would kill Leggett.]]
* ThoseTwoGuys: Allen and Garnett. [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They even die together.]] [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in a ''Road to Hill 30'' cutscene:



* ShownTheirWork: Gearbox hired a US Army LT. Col. and military historian to teach them real world tactics and to help write the story with authenticity. They also fired every weapon that is in the game to accurately model them. Gearbox also took a massive road trip to France to photograph the locations of battles. Using these photos as well as old maps and photos from the war they designed the levels.

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* ShownTheirWork: ShownTheirWork:
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Gearbox hired a US Army LT. Col. and military historian to teach them real world tactics and to help write the story with authenticity. They also fired every weapon that is in the game to accurately model them. Gearbox also took a massive road trip to France to photograph the locations of battles. Using these photos as well as old maps and photos from the war they designed the levels.



* SuicidalOverconfidence: Averted, thanks to the aforementioned BreakMeter.
* SnipingMission: Several games in the series.

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* %%* SuicidalOverconfidence: Averted, thanks to the aforementioned BreakMeter.
* %%* SnipingMission: Several games in the series.



* TragicKeepsake: Red carries [[spoiler: Doyle's 82nd Airborne patch]] on his helmet.

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* TragicKeepsake: Red carries [[spoiler: Doyle's [[spoiler:Doyle's 82nd Airborne patch]] on his helmet.



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* YouAllLookFamiliar: Let's face it, it's not exactly easy to tell a lot of these characters apart at a glance, due to the identical uniforms. Their faces aren't identical, but first-timers may still be grasping to try to remember who's who.

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* YouAllLookFamiliar: YouAllLookFamiliar:
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Let's face it, it's not exactly easy to tell a lot of these characters apart at a glance, due to the identical uniforms. Their faces aren't identical, but first-timers may still be grasping to try to remember who's who.
29th Dec '16 4:46:22 AM Rmpdc
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** ''Road to Hill 30'' itself, especially a lot of the later levels, as well.
28th Dec '16 6:04:28 AM Rmpdc
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* PlungerDetonator: One is used to destroy a bridge in the mission "Alternate Route" in ''Hill 30'', in order to prevent German tanks from using it.
16th Oct '16 2:11:15 PM Jake18
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* CameraPerspectiveSwitch: In ''Hell's Highway'', taking cover switches the view to a ThirdPersonShooter, as do the tank driving sections.

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* CameraPerspectiveSwitch: In ''Hell's Highway'', taking cover switches the view to a ThirdPersonShooter, as do the tank driving sections. The former leads to FakeDifficulty on [[HarderThanHard Authentic difficulty]] where you have no crosshair, which wouldn't be so bad except that taking cover takes away your ability to use iron sights, turning every firefight into [[ATeamFiring spray and pray]].
28th Aug '16 11:03:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* NazisWithGnarlyWeapons: The game's antagonists, though only the Waffen-SS play the Nazi part straight.
4th Jun '16 6:26:53 AM Doug86
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A FirstPersonShooter set in UsefulNotes/WorldWar2, developed by Creator/GearboxSoftware, focusing on using squad-tactics and strategy as opposed to the run-and-gun gameplay style more common to {{First Person Shooter}}s. The main series includes ''Road to Hill 30'', ''Earned in Blood'', and ''Hell's Highway''. It has spinoffs for handheld consoles and mobile phones titled ''D-Day'', ''DS'', ''Art of War'', ''N-Gage'', ''Double Time'', ''Hour of Heroes'', and ''Global Front''.

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A FirstPersonShooter set in UsefulNotes/WorldWar2, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, developed by Creator/GearboxSoftware, focusing on using squad-tactics and strategy as opposed to the run-and-gun gameplay style more common to {{First Person Shooter}}s. The main series includes ''Road to Hill 30'', ''Earned in Blood'', and ''Hell's Highway''. It has spinoffs for handheld consoles and mobile phones titled ''D-Day'', ''DS'', ''Art of War'', ''N-Gage'', ''Double Time'', ''Hour of Heroes'', and ''Global Front''.



* ItsRainingMen: Naturally, considering these games focus on the 101st Airborne division, as well as the 82nd Airborne Division in Earned in Blood. Taken UpToEleven in Hell's Highway, which is about the largest airborne operation during WorldWarII, Operation Market Garden.

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* ItsRainingMen: Naturally, considering these games focus on the 101st Airborne division, as well as the 82nd Airborne Division in Earned in Blood. Taken UpToEleven in Hell's Highway, which is about the largest airborne operation during WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, Operation Market Garden.



* ThereAreNoTherapists: A JustifiedTrope in ''Hell's Highway'' - you're a paratrooper who's deep in enemy territory. Plus, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder was not understood in modern-contexts until after the Vietnam War. And you're in UsefulNotes/WorldWar2.

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* ThereAreNoTherapists: A JustifiedTrope in ''Hell's Highway'' - you're a paratrooper who's deep in enemy territory. Plus, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder was not understood in modern-contexts until after the Vietnam War. And you're in UsefulNotes/WorldWar2.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.



* WorldWarII

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13th Feb '16 5:08:27 PM Ohio9
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* PromotedToPlayable: In ''Earned in Blood", you play as Hartsock, who was an NPC in the first game.

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* PromotedToPlayable: In ''Earned in Blood", Blood'', you play as Hartsock, who was an NPC in the first game.
13th Feb '16 5:07:40 PM Ohio9
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* PlotArmor: The members of your squad can die in missions, but they will magically come back to life (with no injuries) at the end of the level. They can only be permanently killed in scripted storyline events.
* PromotedToPlayable: In ''Earned in Blood", you play as Hartsock, who was an NPC in the first game.
24th Sep '15 10:41:19 AM HighCrate
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* FragileSpeedster: The M5 Stuart light tank. Demonstrated tragically when [[spoiler: Sgt. Risner's own M5 is destroyed [[OneHitKill in one hit]] by a Panzerfaust-wielding soldier, presumably killing the rest of his crew in the process.]]

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* %%* FragileSpeedster: The M5 Stuart light tank. Demonstrated tragically when [[spoiler: Sgt. Risner's own M5 is destroyed [[OneHitKill in one hit]] by a Panzerfaust-wielding soldier, presumably killing the rest of his crew in the process.]]



* MightyGlacier: German tanks and tank destroyers in comparison to their American counterparts, which are FragileSpeedster.

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* %%* MightyGlacier: German tanks and tank destroyers in comparison to their American counterparts, which are FragileSpeedster.
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