History VideoGame / CallofDutyGhosts

20th Apr '16 9:21:41 PM Robotnik
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* InformedAttribute: For being described as basically a PhysicalGod, Rorke is never showing actually doing anything out of the ordinary in combat. The only fights he's shown winning have the other combatant tied to a chair helpless, and kicking a barely-conscious soldier in the face, so he comes off as no different than any other soldier. [[FridgeBrilliance Then again when the Ghosts are known for being a group that kills large quantities of people while not being seen, it kinda makes sense.]]

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* InformedAttribute: For being described as basically a PhysicalGod, Rorke is never showing actually doing anything out of the ordinary in combat. The only fights he's shown winning have the other combatant tied to a chair helpless, and kicking a barely-conscious soldier in the face, so he comes off as no different than any other soldier. [[FridgeBrilliance Then again when the Ghosts are known for being a group that kills large quantities of people while not being seen, it kinda makes sense.]]]] Rorke's ''durability'', on the other hand, is, if anything, understated.
6th Apr '16 3:47:05 PM bravo104
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** Rorke is also described as being a BloodKnight and totally obsessed with killing Almagro by Elias... and yet, in the actual mission, he's a decent leader who is just as level-headed as everybody else, if not more so; Elias is a HeroicMime, Ajax does [[MauveShirt nothing,]] and Merrick suggests abandoning the mission for no reason.


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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Ajax, Hesh, and Kick; Hesh and Ajax's real names are only revealed [[AllThereInTheManual Rorke Files]], while [[MauveShirt Kick]] never has his name revealed.
15th Mar '16 6:49:58 PM thymeloop
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* HollywoodGlassCutter: The laser-powered Glass Cutter in "Federation Day" is used to enter through the windows.
3rd Mar '16 11:57:58 AM Str8taim
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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: The Ghosts commit war crimes frequently; they dress as any combatants and stab them in the back, they use tear gas, and, most alarmingly of all, execute civilians and surrendered soldiers. Why are they the good guys again? The game also awkwardly skirts around the point that the KillSat used by the Federation to wipe out the American population was made by the ''Americans'', presumably to be used at some point in future; dialogue from Hesh implies that the public know nothing about ODIN, ruling it out as a deterrent.
** It could be argued that war crimes were disregarded after the Federation murdered 27 million civilians.
** The U.S. is also fighting for its existence, so war crimes probably would be expected. It's not like a regular war, where they lose and not much changes. If they lose, that's the end of the U.S.
** The USA is also obviously lying to its own citizens; the entire idea of all of South America committing genocide against US Citizens is absurd, not least because they have a high ranking soldier in their army who is American and speaks English. In fact, most of the South Americans in the game speak English in the audio files; while TranslationConvention can usually be expected, it's inexcusable when the people speaking it are supposedly trying to eradicate english from the globe.
30th Dec '15 2:48:03 AM Robotnik
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* ForcedFriendlyFire: [[spoiler: While Rorke has his back turned during an "interrogation", Logan musters up enough strength to reach for his holstered weapon, only for the attempt to backfire when Rorke grabs his arm and manipulates him into shooting Elias multiple times.]]



** Interestingly, the US's military strength is quite remarkable for a devastated country, as late in the game they still have the ability to [[spoiler: launch a full-out assault on Federation facilities in the Atacama Desert while also sending astronaut commandos into space to take over the Fed's own KillSat.]] Although to generals do tell you unhelpfully that they are putting in most of their remaining hardware (and their last aircraft carrier) into this attack, so don't muck it up.

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** Interestingly, the US's military strength is quite remarkable for a devastated country, as late in the game they still have the ability to [[spoiler: launch a full-out assault on Federation facilities in the Atacama Desert while also sending astronaut commandos into space to take over the Fed's own KillSat.]] Although to the generals do tell you unhelpfully that they are putting in most of their remaining hardware (and their last aircraft carrier) into this attack, so don't muck it up.


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* ForcedFriendlyFire: [[spoiler: While Rorke has his back turned during an "interrogation", Logan musters up enough strength to reach for his holstered weapon, only for the attempt to backfire when Rorke grabs his arm and manipulates him into shooting Elias multiple times.]]
30th Dec '15 2:46:08 AM Robotnik
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* ForcedFriendlyFire: [[spoiler: While Rorke has his back turned during an "interrogation", Logan musters up enough strength to reach for his holstered weapon, only for the attempt to backfire when Rorke grabs his arm and manipulates him into shooting Elias multiple times.]]
8th Nov '15 8:16:16 AM bravo104
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** The USA is also obviously lying to its own citizens; the entire idea of all of South America committing genocide against US Citizens is absurd, not least because they have a high ranking soldier in their army who is American and speaks English. In fact, most of the South Americans in the game speak English in the audio files; while TranslationConvention can usually be expected, it's inexcusable when the people speaking it are trying to eradicate english from the globe.

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** The USA is also obviously lying to its own citizens; the entire idea of all of South America committing genocide against US Citizens is absurd, not least because they have a high ranking soldier in their army who is American and speaks English. In fact, most of the South Americans in the game speak English in the audio files; while TranslationConvention can usually be expected, it's inexcusable when the people speaking it are supposedly trying to eradicate english from the globe.
8th Nov '15 8:15:38 AM bravo104
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** The USA is also obviously lying to its own citizens; the entire idea of all of South America committing genocide against US Citizens is absurd, not least because they have a high ranking soldier in their army who is American and speaks English. In fact, most of the South Americans in the game speak English in the audio files; while TranslationConvention can usually be expected, it's inexcusable when the people speaking it are trying to eradicate english from the globe.
7th Nov '15 7:52:14 AM Laqueesha
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** The soldiers in the Brazil level speak Spanish, rather than the native Portuguese. Although, this may be because they are Federation soldiers from other South American countries, and not Brazil.

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** The soldiers in the Brazil level speak Spanish, rather than the native Portuguese. The signs at the Brazilian Federation base are also in Spanish. Although, this may be because they are Federation soldiers from other South American countries, and not Brazil.
7th Nov '15 7:51:50 AM Laqueesha
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** The soldiers in the Brazil level speak Spanish, rather than the native Portuguese. Although, this may be because they are Federation soldiers from other South American countries, and not Brazil.
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