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* DeadlyGas: Nod's secondary superweapon is a missile full of Tiberium waste gas, which corrodes structures and vehicles, and poisons or mutates enemy soldiers.
26th Oct '17 4:07:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* ItsPersonal:
** Michael [=McNeil=]'s animosity with Kane, after the latter murders his brother in the Hammerfast raid.
** Anton Slavik's rivalry with [=McNeil=], after the latter captures and humiliates him and his team.
19th Oct '17 2:21:09 AM Kadorhal
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Tiberian Sun and its expansion were released as freeware by EA in 2010. [[http://na.llnet.cnc3tv.ea.com/u/f/eagames/cnc3/cnc3tv/Classic/OfficialCnCTiberianSun.rar Official Download]]

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Tiberian Sun and its expansion were released as freeware by EA in 2010. [[http://na.llnet.cnc3tv.ea.com/u/f/eagames/cnc3/cnc3tv/Classic/OfficialCnCTiberianSun.rar Official Download]]
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** In the last [[spoiler: GDI]] mission you get the chance to use [[spoiler: Mammoth Tanks]] from ''Tiberian Dawn'', which still prove useful. The Forgotten also uses them.
** The Juggernaut artillery unit in ''Firestorm'' is the result of taking three cannons off old battleships -- useless now that the seas are choked with Tiberium-mutated weeds -- and mounting them on mech legs.
* LesCollaborateurs: Jake [=McNeil=] joins the enemy side in the Nod campaign out of envy at his brother Michael and some suggestions from Oxanna.
** In the canon GDI campaign, he was also stated to be at Hammerfest when it fell to Nod. It is entirely possible that he was also a mole there, and received the additional YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness treatment from Nod.
* CoolShip: The Kodiak.
* CoolTrain: The Montauk (when riding existing tunnels)

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** In the last [[spoiler: GDI]] [[spoiler:GDI]] mission you get the chance to use [[spoiler: [[spoiler:classic Mammoth Tanks]] Tanks from ''Tiberian Dawn'', Dawn'']], which still prove useful. The Forgotten also uses them.
** The Juggernaut artillery unit in ''Firestorm'' is the result of taking three cannons off a triple-barreled cannon from an old battleships battleship -- useless now that the seas are choked with Tiberium-mutated weeds -- and mounting them on mech legs.
* LesCollaborateurs: Jake [=McNeil=] joins the enemy side in the Nod campaign out of envy at his brother Michael and some suggestions from Oxanna.
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Oxanna. In the canon GDI campaign, he was also stated to be at Hammerfest when it fell to Nod. It is Nod, so it's entirely possible that he was also a mole there, and received the additional YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness treatment from Nod.
* CoolShip: The Kodiak.
GDI command vehicle, the Kodiak.
* CoolTrain: The Montauk (when Nod's competing command vehicle, the Montauk, when it's riding through existing tunnels)tunnels rather than [[DrillTank drilling its own]].



* DrillTank: In ''Tiberian Sun'', Nod uses subterranean units such as the Subterranean APC and the Devil's Tongue, although only the first looks like a recognisable drill tank.

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* DrillTank: In ''Tiberian Sun'', Nod uses subterranean units such as the Subterranean APC and APC, the Devil's Tongue, Tongue flame tank, and the Montauk command vehicle, although only the first looks like a recognisable drill tank.



* EverythingTryingToKillYou: ''Tiberian Sun'' is infamous for this, with Visceroids, Tiberian Fiends, Tiberium Floaters, Veinhole Monsters destroying vehicles and buildings and the gas they produce killing infantry, Tiberium poisonous to infantry, ion storms causing lightning strikes and your planes to fall out of the sky and crash, etc. etc. On the one hand, this does realistically evoke the feel of a CrapsackWorld going to hell and anarchy because of the effects of Tiberium; on the other hand it is actually possible to win one-on-one skirmish battles without ever seeing the enemy, because the enemy was just overwhelmed by all the third-party nasties on the map.

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* EverythingTryingToKillYou: ''Tiberian Sun'' is infamous for this, with Visceroids, Tiberian Fiends, Tiberium Floaters, Veinhole Monsters destroying vehicles and buildings and the gas they produce killing infantry, Tiberium poisonous to infantry, ion storms causing lightning strikes and your planes to fall out of the sky and crash, etc. etc. On the one hand, this does realistically evoke the feel of a CrapsackWorld going to hell and anarchy because of the effects of Tiberium; on the other hand it is actually possible to win one-on-one skirmish battles without ever even seeing the enemy, because the enemy was just overwhelmed by all the third-party nasties on the map.



** Kane gives a good one to Mike [=McNeil=] after breaking through the Hammerfest defenses in ''Tiberian Sun'' and stealing the sonic crystals, leaving behind a broadcast in which he glibly informs him that the sonic tank "will make an excellent addition to my collection", and that "'''''oh''''', and [[SarcasmMode sorry to hear]] about your ''brother'', [=McNeil=]. . . . . I hear he died a very ''slow'' and. . . ''painful'' death..."

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** Kane gives a good one to Mike [=McNeil=] after breaking through the Hammerfest defenses in ''Tiberian Sun'' and stealing the sonic crystals, leaving behind a broadcast in which he glibly informs him that the sonic tank "will make an excellent addition to my collection", and that "'''''oh''''', and [[SarcasmMode sorry to hear]] about your ''brother'', [=McNeil=]. . . . . [=McNeil=]... I hear he died a very ''slow'' and. . .and... ''painful'' death..."



* FrickinLaserBeams: Nod has upgraded to using lasers for all of its base defences, including the huge Obelisk of Light. In ''Firestorm'', CABAL is defended by experimental SuperPrototype enhancements of this such as the Obelisk of Darkness (which can hit air units) and the Lightning Obelisk (which can rapid-fire).
* FuturisticPyramid: The Nod [=HQs=] are all built in large, technified pyramids. They're actually converted ancient pyramids rather than purpose-built ones, as they're in Egypt and Central America specifically.

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* FrickinLaserBeams: Nod has upgraded to using lasers for all ''all'' of its base defences, including the huge Obelisk of Light. In ''Firestorm'', CABAL is defended by experimental SuperPrototype enhancements of this such as the Obelisk of Darkness (which can hit air units) and the Lightning Obelisk (which can rapid-fire).
* FuturisticPyramid: The Nod [=HQs=] are all built in large, technified pyramids. They're actually converted ancient pyramids rather than purpose-built ones, as they're in Egypt and Central America specifically.specifically, and can't be built in skirmish mode.



* GettingHighOnTheirOwnSupply: General Vega is a South American Nod warlord and druglord who deals in a FantasticDrug known as "Eye Candy", of which he is clearly his own best customer. In the Nod campaign he hijacks an alien ship while high and crashes it. Another Nod general comments that even if he survives, they'll kill him anyway for his monumental fuck-up. In the GDI campaign Vega chooses to kill himself with an overdose because GDI forces are storming his base and an angry [[BigBad Kane]] has both excommunicated him from the Brotherhood and [[YouHaveFailedMe ordered a nuclear missile strike on Vega's base to show his displeasure]].

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* GettingHighOnTheirOwnSupply: General Vega is a South American Nod warlord and druglord who deals in a FantasticDrug known as "Eye Candy", of which he is clearly his own best customer. In the Nod campaign campaign, he hijacks an alien ship while high and crashes it. Another Nod general comments that even if he survives, survives the crash, they'll kill him anyway for his monumental fuck-up. In the GDI campaign campaign, Vega chooses to kill himself with an overdose because GDI forces are storming his base and an angry [[BigBad Kane]] Kane has both excommunicated him from the Brotherhood and [[YouHaveFailedMe ordered a nuclear missile strike on Vega's base to show his displeasure]].



-->'''[=McNeil=]:''' You're not God, Kane!
-->'''Kane:''' No, I'm not God... but I'm a close second.

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-->'''[=McNeil=]:''' You're not God, Kane!
-->'''Kane:'''
Kane!\\
'''Kane:'''
No, I'm not God... but I'm a close second.



* InSpiteOfANail: No matter which campaign is played, there will be an alien craft in Vega's territory, the GDI base in Hammerfest will fall, and Kane will create a mega Tiberium missile. The difference is that in the Nod campaign, Slavik managed to retrieve the ship's content, Hammerfest remained in Nod hands ([[spoiler: and was used as the staging ground for their missiles to destroy ''Philadelphia'']]) , and the mega missile is fired off. But in the GDI campaign, it was Mc_Neil who recover the ship's contents, Hammerfest was eventually recovered (and Nod attacked it in the first place for the Disruptor sonic crystals), and the missile becomes scrap metal. Oh, and Umagon gets captured in both campaigns, although both the causes and aftermath of the captures are different.

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* InSpiteOfANail: No matter which campaign is played, there will be an alien craft in Vega's territory, the GDI base in Hammerfest will fall, and Kane will create a mega Tiberium missile. The difference is that in the Nod campaign, Slavik managed manages to retrieve the ship's content, contents, Hammerfest remained remains in Nod hands ([[spoiler: and was ([[spoiler:and is used as the staging ground for their missiles to destroy ''Philadelphia'']]) , the ''Philadelphia'']]), and the mega missile is fired off. But in the GDI campaign, it was Mc_Neil [=McNeil=] who recover recovers the ship's contents, Hammerfest was is eventually recovered (and (albeit Nod attacked it in the first place for making off with the Disruptor sonic crystals), crystals before they're forced out), and the missile becomes scrap metal. Oh, and Umagon gets captured in both campaigns, although both the causes and aftermath of the captures are different.



* LeaveNoSurvivors: During the first Nod briefing, commander Anton Slavik asks CABAL what the conditions for a favorable outcome against the renegade General Hassan's forces in the present engagement would be. CABAL's response: "THEY ALL DIE!".
* LensmanArmsRace: Denying the enemy's advanced weaponry or capturing them happened in both campaigns, along with the obligatory field-testing.

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* LeaveNoSurvivors: During the first Nod briefing, commander Anton Slavik asks CABAL what the conditions for a favorable outcome against the renegade General Hassan's forces in the present engagement would be. CABAL's response: "THEY ALL DIE!".
"[[AC:They all ''die''!]]"
* LensmanArmsRace: Denying Capturing or otherwise denying the enemy's enemy their advanced weaponry or capturing them happened happens in both campaigns, along with the obligatory field-testing.



* MakeMeWannaShout: GDI deploys a new addition to their arsenal: Sonic Weaponry. In the GDI campaign, Mc_Neil spends some time getting it back from Nod, who stole it after Hammerfest fell.

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* MakeMeWannaShout: GDI deploys a new addition to their arsenal: Sonic Weaponry. weaponry. In the GDI campaign, Mc_Neil [=McNeil=] spends some time getting it back from Nod, who stole it after Hammerfest fell.



* NoCanonForTheWicked: Played straight in ''Sun''. In ''Firestorm'', the two campaigns are a PerspectiveFlip to each other, as both sides face the same enemy, [[spoiler: CABAL]]. Having said that, certain events in the Nod campaign would have to be canon for the GDI/Firestorm campaign to make sense: Slavik being rescued (as he appears in ''Firestorm'') and Hassan being deposed (GDI was fighting Kane from the start in their campaign).

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* NoCanonForTheWicked: Played straight in ''Sun''. In ''Firestorm'', the two campaigns are a PerspectiveFlip to each other, as both sides face the same enemy, [[spoiler: CABAL]]. Having said that, certain events in [[spoiler:CABAL]]. Slavik's appearance presents an interesting use of this, as the first few missions of the Nod campaign would campaign, wherein Slavik is rescued from an execution attempt and ultimately deposes Hassan, ''might'' have to be canon for regardless - it all depends on whether the GDI/Firestorm complete lack of mention of Hassan in the GDI campaign to make sense: Slavik being rescued (as means that he appears doesn't even exist in ''Firestorm'') and Hassan being deposed (GDI was fighting Kane from the start in their campaign)."true" canon or that the GDI storyline is simply [[AdaptationalHeroism skipping over dirty business]].



* PerspectiveFlip: The Nod version of events which also happened in the GDI campaign ''could'' be this: Why there is the presence of an alien craft in Vega's territory, and how Hammerfest fell. The GDI campaign is silent on those two points, but the Nod campaign implies that [[spoiler: Vega was high on drugs and "borrowed" the craft from Kane before crashing it, and Hammerfest was undermined from within by Jake Mc_Neil]].

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* PerspectiveFlip: The Nod version of events which also happened in the GDI campaign ''could'' be this: Why there is - the presence of an alien craft crashed in Vega's territory, and how Hammerfest fell. Base fell - ''could'' be this. The GDI campaign is silent on those two points, with [=McNeil=] stumbling on the former's crash site and learning about the latter's fall after the fact, but the Nod campaign implies that [[spoiler: Vega [[spoiler:Vega was high on drugs and "borrowed" the craft from Kane before crashing it, and Hammerfest was [[TheMole undermined from within within]] by Jake Mc_Neil]].[=McNeil=]]].



* PublicExecution: Nod forces are fond of doing this to suspected traitors. In the Nod opening cinematic, commander Anton Slavik was himself about to be publicly killed by injection before a faction of the Black Hand rescues him. The television program (called "Today's Execution" along with it's own hosts) implies that this is a regular occurrence as part of the brotherhood's "bread and circus" tactics. Anton later slits the throat of the rogue General Hassan after his capture in front of a spectating crowd.

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* PublicExecution: Nod forces are fond of doing this to suspected traitors. In the Nod opening cinematic, commander Anton Slavik was himself about to be publicly killed by injection before a faction of the Black Hand rescues him. The television program (called "Today's Execution" along with it's its own hosts) implies that this is a regular occurrence as part of the brotherhood's Brotherhood's "bread and circus" tactics. Anton later slits the throat of the rogue General Hassan after his capture in front of a spectating crowd.



* SensorSuspense: ''Tiberian Sun'' had the Mobile Sensor Array which, when deployed, could track enemies hidden by FogOfWar, as well as Stealth and Subterranean units. The suspense part can even come into play with subterranean units, in that you can't tell whether what is about to pop up is a Flamethrower-tank or an APC loaded up with Cyborgs intent on murder.

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* SensorSuspense: ''Tiberian Sun'' had the Mobile Sensor Array which, when deployed, could track enemies hidden by FogOfWar, as well as Stealth and Subterranean units. The suspense part can even come into play with subterranean units, in that you can't tell whether what is about to pop up is a Flamethrower-tank flamethrower tank or an APC loaded up with Cyborgs intent on murder.



** One Mammoth Mk. II cutscene homages ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' (where, incidentally, James Earl Jones voiced Darth Vader).

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** One Mammoth Mk. II cutscene homages ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' (where, incidentally, James Earl Jones voiced Darth Vader).Vader) by highlighting its similarity to the AT-AT.
5th Sep '17 6:39:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* YouHaveFailedMe: In ''Tiberian Sun'''s GDI campaign, Nod General Vega has just lost to [=McNeil=] and is beseeching Kane for reinforcements. Kane's response is to nuke Vega's entire island base.

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* YouHaveFailedMe: YouHaveFailedMe:
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In ''Tiberian Sun'''s GDI campaign, Nod General Vega has just lost to [=McNeil=] and is beseeching Kane for reinforcements. Kane's response is to nuke Vega's entire island base.
** In the Nod campaign, Anton Slavik implies something similar when General Vega ''[[TooDumbToLive steals Kane's UFO and crashes it]]'', stating that Vega better hope he'll die in the crash, because Kane's wrath is certain.
25th Jul '17 6:17:39 PM Morgenthaler
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* GettingHighOnTheirOwnSupply: General Vega is a South American Nod warlord and druglord who deals in a FantasticDrug known as "Eye Candy", of which he is clearly his own best customer. In the Nod campaign he hijacks an alien ship while high and crashes it. In the GDI campaign Vega chooses to kill himself with an overdose because GDI forces are storming his base and an angry [[BigBad Kane]] has both excommunicated him from the Brotherhood and [[YouHaveFailedMe ordered a nuclear missile strike on Vega's base to show his displeasure]].

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* GettingHighOnTheirOwnSupply: General Vega is a South American Nod warlord and druglord who deals in a FantasticDrug known as "Eye Candy", of which he is clearly his own best customer. In the Nod campaign he hijacks an alien ship while high and crashes it. Another Nod general comments that even if he survives, they'll kill him anyway for his monumental fuck-up. In the GDI campaign Vega chooses to kill himself with an overdose because GDI forces are storming his base and an angry [[BigBad Kane]] has both excommunicated him from the Brotherhood and [[YouHaveFailedMe ordered a nuclear missile strike on Vega's base to show his displeasure]].
25th Jul '17 6:15:58 PM Morgenthaler
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* IAmTheNoun: Kane's "I am the future" from ''Red Alert'' gets a CallBack in the final GDI cutscene where Kane is about to destroy the world with a Tiberium missile when GDI commander Michael [=McNeil=] comes in to save the day. Kane is still shouting his drivel about being the future incarnate when [=McNeil=] [[ShutUpHannibal impales him with a Tiberium shard]].
25th Jul '17 6:05:02 PM Morgenthaler
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* HumanShield: In the final GDI cinematic Kane holds Umagon hostage when Michael [=McNeil=] storms his HQ to rescue her. She manages to break free after an outside explosion shocks the building.
18th Jul '17 1:49:11 PM Morgenthaler
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* GettingHighOnTheirOwnSupply: General Vega is a South American Nod warlord and druglord who deals in a FantasticDrug known as "Eye Candy", of which he is clearly his own best customer. In the Nod campaign he hijacks an alien ship while high and crashes it. In the GDI campaign Vega chooses to kill himself with an overdose because GDI forces are storming his base and an angry [[BigBad Kane]] has both excommunicated him from the Brotherhood and [[YouHaveFailedMe ordered a nuclear missile strike on Vega's base to show his displeasure]].
17th Jul '17 6:26:47 PM Morgenthaler
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* BuildLikeAnEgyptian: The Nod Pyramid.
9th Apr '17 5:43:45 PM Golondrina
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* LesCollaborateurs: Jake [=McNeil=] joins the enemy side in the Nod campaign out of envy at his brother Michael and some suggestions from Oxanna.
** In the canon GDI campaign, he was also stated to be at Hammerfest when it fell to Nod. It is entirely possible that he was also a mole there, and received the additional YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness treatment from Nod.



* LesCollaborateurs: Jake [=McNeil=] joins the enemy side in the Nod campaign out of envy at his brother Michael and some suggestions from Oxanna.
** In the canon GDI campaign, he was also stated to be at Hammerfest when it fell to Nod. It is entirely possible that he was also a mole there, and received the additional YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness treatment from Nod.
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