History VideoGame / CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars

16th Nov '17 2:44:20 PM dvorak
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** In the expansion, this is extended to Traveller-59's tanks, and the baseline Scrin's Ravager.

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** In the expansion, this is extended to Traveller-59's Reaper-17's tanks, and the baseline Scrin's Ravager.
16th Nov '17 2:40:36 PM dvorak
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* GemstoneAssault: The scrin upgrade for their plasma cannons is to have them fire tiberium shards.
** In the expansion, this is extended to Traveller-59's tanks, and the baseline Scrin's Ravager.
* GemTissue: Ravagers have tiberium crystals growing on them.
14th Nov '17 6:47:48 PM dvorak
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* SocietyMarchesOn: InUniverse. In the novel, GDI swear by a goddess and use Queens English swearwords (most notably "arse" instead of "ass.")
14th Nov '17 2:41:39 PM dvorak
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* InformedEquipment: Averted. Guns get bulkier, reinforced barrels from weapon upgrades, Tiberium enhanced SuperSoldiers start exhaling green gas, tanks get bulldozer blades, etc.

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* InformedEquipment: Averted. Guns get bulkier, reinforced barrels from weapon upgrades, Tiberium enhanced SuperSoldiers start exhaling green gas, tanks get bulldozer blades, etc. Moreover, the prototype version of the upgrade appears on the relevant research building.
11th Nov '17 3:04:53 PM dvorak
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* ArtificialZombie: The Marked of Kane is a Nod subfaction comprised entirely of these, based on the C.A.B.A.L. supercomputer's cybernetic experiments in the previous game. Regular Nod has the ability to deploy a SupportPower that turns corpses into Awakened.
11th Nov '17 2:50:48 PM dvorak
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* ConvergingStreamWeapon: A special property of Beam Cannons is that two can merge their beams together, increasing the attack power but reducing the number of targets hit. They can be ordered to Force Attack an Obelisk of Light too.


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* LightAndMirrorsPuzzle: Weaponized by Nod, by using the Viper fighter and Beam Artillery in conjunction. The Viper's special ability is to call on a nearby beam cannon to shoot at it, whereupon it uses its belly-mounted mirror to bounce the laser at a target, effectively doubling its range. This can be chained to other Vipers, until you have a beam cannon or two sitting at home bouncing its lasers off an entire network of Vipers.
29th Sep '17 3:20:44 PM Kadorhal
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* HollywoodScience: in the {{novelization}} of ''Tiberium Wars'', radioactive rainwater kills plants and trees within minutes while leaving the rest of the landscape, including the people who live in the area, unaffected. ''Radiation does not work that way.''
* HumansAreWarriors: Why the harvesting operation goes bad for the Scrin in ''Wars''. While it's true that the Scrin's "invasion" was actually just a ''mining operation'' that harvests Tiberium-infested planets when all the inhabitants are dead, they still view humanity as "warlike to the extreme" and a major threat to the survival of their entire race.

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* HollywoodScience: in In the {{novelization}} of ''Tiberium Wars'', novelization, radioactive rainwater kills plants and trees within minutes while leaving the rest of the landscape, including the people who live in the area, unaffected. ''Radiation does not work that way.''
* HumansAreWarriors: Why the harvesting operation goes bad for the Scrin in ''Wars''.Scrin. While it's true that the Scrin's "invasion" was actually just a ''mining operation'' that harvests Tiberium-infested planets when all the inhabitants are dead, they still view humanity as "warlike to the extreme" and a major threat to the survival of their entire race.
27th May '17 7:33:30 PM rmctagg09
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* DecapitationStrike: One of Nod's first acts is to destroy the GDI space station ''Philadelphia'', with almost the entire GDI leadership onboard, with the exception of Secretary of the Treasury, Redmond Boyle.
22nd Apr '17 2:24:51 AM TrevMUN
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** ''"A TITAN?! I haven't seen one of those since Tib War 2!"'' - Kane's Wrath, Nod Militant

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** ''"A TITAN?! --> '''Nod Militant:''' ''A TITAN?!'' I haven't seen one of those since Tib War 2!"'' - Kane's Wrath, Nod Militant2!



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The blue zones, yellow zones, and red zones more or less correlate to present-day first world, second world, and third-world regions, respectively. The colored zones are also likely a reference to the "Green Zone," the base of operations of U.S. forces in Iraq and the only safe area in the country.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The blue zones, yellow zones, and red zones more or less correlate to present-day first world, second world, and third-world regions, respectively. The colored zones are also likely a reference to the "Green Zone," color-coded zone system the base of operations of U.S. forces in military used after the 2003 Iraq and War to designate the only safe relative safety of various locations, with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Zone "Green Zone"]] referring to a 10-square kilometer area in the country.Baghdad, and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Zone_(Iraq) "Red Zone"]] referring to everywhere else.



* HumongousMecha: GDI's Juggernaut, Nod's Avatar and Scrin's Tripod, straight out of ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds''. The base game explains ''Tiberian Suns''' mechas [[DeconstructedTrope were too vulnerable to commando's sabotages]] and were discontinued (some return in the expansion). [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration These sabotages are possible in-game ]], and an engineer can recover fallen units.

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* HumongousMecha: GDI's Juggernaut, Nod's Avatar and Scrin's Tripod, straight out of ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds''. The base game explains ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds''.
** Downplayed when compared to the previous game, ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSun''. With the exception of the Juggernaut, GDI retired all of its
''Tiberian Suns''' mechas [[DeconstructedTrope were too vulnerable to commando's sabotages]] and were discontinued (some return Sun''-era walker units in the expansion). [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration These sabotages are possible in-game ]], and an engineer can recover fallen units.intervening years. The Intelligence Database gives justification for the changes--one article discusses the retirement of the Mammoth Mk. II (to the rage of [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRenegade Nick "Havoc" Parker]]) while another on GDI's Commandos gives one of several reasons why: GDI Commandos figured out how to easily take walkers down by attaching det packs to their legs. This led to concern that Nod's elite units could easily do the same--[[GameplayAndStoryIntegration and, of course, they very much can]]. Juggernauts escaped the axe because, as artillery units, they're less likely to be threatened by this strategy compared to a Titan, Wolverine, or Mammoth Mk. II.
** The Steel Talons bring back several of GDI's ''Tiberian Sun''-era walkers in the ''Kane's Wrath'' expansion. Given the expansion is a prequel to the base game, however, it's more that they're one of the last holdouts of ''Tiberian Sun''-era weapons rather than being a revival.


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** Occasionally, GDI's Juggernauts will confirm a Bombardment order by loudly declaring, "Bombardment!" The pilots say this in the exact same tone as the PA announcements from the [[http://cnc.wikia.com/wiki/Strategy_center American Strategy Center]] in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals'', which has its own Bombardment ability.
25th Mar '17 6:39:28 AM naruto8900
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* PunyEarthlings: All humans have to use equipment or cybernetics to fight, the Scrin spit corrosive chemicals, control minds and fire energy out of their bodies. On the other hand, Scrin are critically dependent on [[GreenRocks Tiberium]] and Tiberium radiation for survival; without it they will [[DecapitatedArmy literally shrivel up and stop moving]], and they seeded Earth with the stuff specifically to harvest ever more of the precious material. Kane goes so far as to call them "a cult of addiction in the guise of a species", implicitly comparing their entire invasion to a druggie sticking up their neighbors for money.
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