History VideoGame / DawnOfWar

22nd Nov '17 9:44:31 PM Willbyr
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* StealthyMook: Every faction has one type of invisible unit, often the most basic one for game balance: Space Marine Scouts and Skull Probes, Dark Eldar Mandrakes, Tau Stealthsuits (and the Devilfish, an invisible APC) and Chaos Cultists. Others use their invisible units as assassins, like the Eldar Rangers, the orks' diminutive Gretchin (the ork WorkerUnit) and Tankbustaz, Sisters' [[{{Ninja}} Death Cultists]] or the ImperialGuard's [[ColdSniper Vindicare]]. The Necrons don't have an invisible unit, as one of the Necron Lord's wargear choices makes ''all'' units and buildings around him invisible.

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* StealthyMook: Every faction has one type of invisible unit, often the most basic one for game balance: Space Marine Scouts and Skull Probes, Dark Eldar Mandrakes, Tau Stealthsuits (and the Devilfish, an invisible APC) and Chaos Cultists. Others use their invisible units as assassins, like the Eldar Rangers, the orks' diminutive Gretchin (the ork WorkerUnit) and Tankbustaz, Sisters' [[{{Ninja}} Death Cultists]] or the ImperialGuard's Imperial Guard's [[ColdSniper Vindicare]]. The Necrons don't have an invisible unit, as one of the Necron Lord's wargear choices makes ''all'' units and buildings around him invisible.
8th Nov '17 5:42:52 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* AnAxeToGrind: Regular one-handed axes (or choppas) are the default melee weapon for Ork units, and their damage can be increased by the ''More Choppy'' research upgrade. Chaos Khornate Berzerkers use chainaxes.

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* AnAxeToGrind: Regular one-handed axes (or choppas) are the default melee weapon for Ork units, units (especially the basic Slugga Boy Squad) and their damage can be increased by the ''More Choppy'' research upgrade. Chaos Khornate Berzerkers use chainaxes.



* MacheteMayhem: Ork Gretchins have big Choppas in the shape of machetes that they use to very poor effect as they're grots and builder units.



** The role of {{Commissar}}s in the Imperial Guard is to ensure morale, accuracy, and general enthusiasm by [[YouHaveFailedMe blowing out the brains of panicking soldiers]].

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** The role of {{Commissar}}s in the Imperial Guard is to ensure morale, accuracy, and general enthusiasm by [[YouHaveFailedMe blowing out the brains of panicking soldiers]]. It instatly restores morale and gets the units to fire better for a short period but you lose one squad member.
26th Oct '17 7:14:05 AM MinisterOfSinister
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* BiggerThanJesus: In ''Winter Assault'', Gorgutz' NumberTwo tells him he's bigger than established-in-setting Warbosses Nazdreg and Ghazghkull. Gorgutz retorts that no one's bigger than Ghazghkull... [[AlwaysABiggerFish yet]].



* CampfireCharacterExploration: When the Space Marines are trapped on board the Space Hulk having finally witnessed that [[spoiler:their Chapter Master is a servant of Chaos, Diomedes (who's still undergoing Heroic BSOD) tells them to wait for reinforcements. This causes the Ancient Tarkus from the previous games to break his vow of silence,]] and snap Diomedes from his funk.

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* CampfireCharacterExploration: When the Space Marines are trapped on board the Space Hulk having finally witnessed that [[spoiler:their Chapter Master is a servant of Chaos, Diomedes (who's still undergoing Heroic BSOD) a HeroicBSOD) tells them to wait for reinforcements. This causes the Ancient Tarkus from the previous games to break his vow of silence,]] and snap Diomedes from his funk.



* MythologyGag: In ''Winter Assault'', Gorgutz' NumberTwo tells him he's bigger than Ghazghkull.[[note]]Yes, it ''is'' Ghazghkull Thraka he's talking about.[[/note]] Gorgutz' response is that no one's bigger than Ghazghkull... [[AlwaysABiggerFish yet]].
14th Oct '17 11:09:16 AM HeyFella
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* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit:
** In the first game, separate headcounts for vehicles and infantry, as well as caps on various units in ''Dark Crusade'' and ''Soulstorm''.
** In ''Dawn of War II'' and ''Chaos Rising'', the campaign has a limit of four squads per mission (out of a total of six and seven, respectively) and multiplayer has a 100-unit cap that effectively limits your force to about 9-10 squads. ''Retribution'' uses the multiplayer system for its campaign, with a lower 30-unit cap that can be increased by capturing certain buildings and/or using Honor Guard units in place of your {{Hero Unit}}s.



* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit:
** In the first game, separate headcounts for vehicles and infantry, as well as caps on various units in ''Dark Crusade'' and ''Soulstorm''.
** In ''Dawn of War II'' and ''Chaos Rising'', the campaign has a limit of four squads per mission (out of a total of six and seven, respectively) and multiplayer has a 100-unit cap that effectively limits your force to about 9-10 squads. ''Retribution'' uses the multiplayer system for its campaign, with a lower 30-unit cap that can be increased by capturing certain buildings and/or using Honor Guard units in place of your {{Hero Unit}}s.
14th Oct '17 10:52:17 AM MinisterOfSinister
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* AnnoyingArrows: Wargear Upgrades like the Eldar Runes of Warding reduce the effectiveness of ranged attacks. Some of them ar so effective that enemy bullets become nothing more than a trivial danger.
* AntagonisticGovernor: In ''Dark Crusade'' and ''Soulstorm'', the Imperial Guard General in both campaigns are the military governors of the places being fought over, playing the trope straight if you're not playing as them. In II, the governor [[spoiler: has been stealing Blood Ravens relics for a very long time, and forces his aide to delay them for as long as possible so he can go on vacation and escape their retribution. Having a single bullet from an Astartes-exclusive weapon is punishable by summary execution; he's got four suits of Terminator armor, which is incalculably more valuable.]]

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* AnnoyingArrows: Wargear Upgrades like the Eldar Runes of Warding reduce the effectiveness of ranged attacks. Some of them ar are so effective that enemy bullets become nothing more than a trivial danger.
* AntagonisticGovernor: In ''Dark Crusade'' and ''Soulstorm'', the Imperial Guard General in both campaigns are the military governors of the places being fought over, playing the trope straight if you're not playing as them. In II, the governor [[spoiler: has [[spoiler:has been stealing Blood Ravens relics for a very long time, and forces his aide to delay them for as long as possible so he can go on vacation and escape their retribution. Having a single bullet from an Astartes-exclusive weapon is punishable by summary execution; he's got four suits of Terminator armor, which is incalculably more valuable.]]



** The Tyranid ending in ''Retribution'' is done like this. [[spoiler: Ultimately, the Exterminatus fleet is driven away by the Hive Fleet, 94% of the Imperial Guard stationed in subsector Aurelia die before the surviving forces withdraw, and all loyalist Blood Ravens are killed while making a LastStand. Presumably, the Tyranids then proceed to consume the sub-sector.]]
* ArchEnemy: The Eldar to the Necrons. In all three expansions of the first game, the former went on the warpath to stop the latter, and the after-action reports for the Necron and Eldar strongholds in ''Dark Crusade'' and ''Soulstorm'' (along with that of the Dark Eldar) mentions their conflict during the War in Heaven.

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** The Tyranid ending in ''Retribution'' is done like this. [[spoiler: Ultimately, [[spoiler:Ultimately, the Exterminatus fleet is driven away by the Hive Fleet, 94% of the Imperial Guard stationed in subsector Aurelia die before the surviving forces withdraw, and all loyalist Blood Ravens are killed while making a LastStand. Presumably, the Tyranids then proceed to consume the sub-sector.]]
* ArchEnemy: ArchEnemy:
** The Imperium and the Forces of Chaos. Of all the forces the Imperium fights against, Chaos is fought most often and treated the most seriously. Their relationship with the Eldar and Orks is closer to TheUsualAdversaries, while the Tyranids are an OutsideContextProblem.
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The Eldar to and the Necrons. In all three expansions of the first game, the former went on the warpath to stop the latter, and the after-action reports for the Necron and Eldar strongholds in ''Dark Crusade'' and ''Soulstorm'' (along with that of the Dark Eldar) mentions their conflict during the War in Heaven.



* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: In the final cinematic for the Space Marine campaign in ''Retribution'', [[spoiler: Gabriel Angelos becomes Chapter Master.]]

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* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: In the final cinematic for the Space Marine campaign in ''Retribution'', [[spoiler: Gabriel [[spoiler:Gabriel Angelos becomes Chapter Master.]]



** Most of the loot acquired in the ''Dawn of War II'' campaign is missing if you import a completed campaign into ''Chaos Rising''. Justified since the Strike Cruiser they were stored in [[spoiler: self-destructs during the final mission.]] You also begin with your Terminator armor damaged and unusable until you acquire Martellus to fix it.
** In ''Retribution's'' Space Marine campaign, Cyrus has lost not only all of his equipment, but all of his skills as well. [[spoiler: The same goes for Tarkus.]]

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** Most of the loot acquired in the ''Dawn of War II'' campaign is missing if you import a completed campaign into ''Chaos Rising''. Justified since the Strike Cruiser they were stored in [[spoiler: self-destructs [[spoiler:self-destructs during the final mission.]] You also begin with your Terminator armor damaged and unusable until you acquire Martellus to fix it.
** In ''Retribution's'' Space Marine campaign, Cyrus has lost not only all of his equipment, but all of his skills as well. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The same goes for Tarkus.]]



** While the Hive Tyrant isn't exactly difficult unless you're underleveled, seeing [[spoiler: Davian Thule, newly entombed as a Dreadnought, deep striking into the battlefield and absolutely wrecking the Tyrant's shit singlehandedly is undoubtedly impressive.]]

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** While the Hive Tyrant isn't exactly difficult unless you're underleveled, seeing [[spoiler: Davian [[spoiler:Davian Thule, newly entombed as a Dreadnought, deep striking into the battlefield and absolutely wrecking the Tyrant's shit singlehandedly is undoubtedly impressive.]]



** Chaos Lord Bale for ''Dawn of War'' [[spoiler: until his role is usurped by SIIIINDRIIIII!!!]]

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** Chaos Lord Bale for ''Dawn of War'' [[spoiler: until [[spoiler:until his role is usurped by SIIIINDRIIIII!!!]]



** ''Chaos Rising'' has [[spoiler: Ulkair, the Great Unclean One]] and [[spoiler: tainted Blood Raven Chapter Master Azariah Kyras.]]
** [[spoiler: Kyras]] is once again the Big Bad of ''Retribution''. It is revealed that he has been collaborating with [[spoiler: the daemon released from the Maledictum in ''Dawn of War'', and they both have secretly manipulated the events of the entire series up to that point.]]
* BigGood: Gabriel Angelos in ''Dawn of War II'' and its expansions. In ''Retribution's'' Space Marine campaign, [[spoiler: he becomes the new Chapter Master of the Blood Ravens after Kyras is destroyed.]]

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** ''Chaos Rising'' has [[spoiler: Ulkair, [[spoiler:Ulkair, the Great Unclean One]] and [[spoiler: tainted [[spoiler:tainted Blood Raven Chapter Master Azariah Kyras.]]
** [[spoiler: Kyras]] [[spoiler:Kyras]] is once again the Big Bad of ''Retribution''. It is revealed that he has been collaborating with [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the daemon released from the Maledictum in ''Dawn of War'', and they both have secretly manipulated the events of the entire series up to that point.]]
* BigGood: Gabriel Angelos in ''Dawn of War II'' and its expansions. In ''Retribution's'' Space Marine campaign, [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he becomes the new Chapter Master of the Blood Ravens after Kyras is destroyed.]]



** Subverted in [[spoiler: ''Dawn of War II'', when your troops, having succeeded in poisoning the Tyranid HiveMind, are left in the center of an endless swarm of enemies with their evac ship blown up. They prepare to go out fighting when [[BigDamnHeroes Gabriel Angelos, the hero from the first game, shows up with the Blood Ravens fleet, delivers some macho dialogue, bombards the hell out of the advancing horrors, then joins you to fight the last boss and take you home]].]]

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** Subverted in [[spoiler: ''Dawn [[spoiler:''Dawn of War II'', when your troops, having succeeded in poisoning the Tyranid HiveMind, are left in the center of an endless swarm of enemies with their evac ship blown up. They prepare to go out fighting when [[BigDamnHeroes Gabriel Angelos, the hero from the first game, shows up with the Blood Ravens fleet, delivers some macho dialogue, bombards the hell out of the advancing horrors, then joins you to fight the last boss and take you home]].]]



* BreakingTheFourthWall: Messing around with targeting your ultimate global ability on [[spoiler: Daemon Prince!Kyras]] has the main hero of the campaign give you shit for it.

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Messing around with targeting your ultimate global ability on [[spoiler: Daemon [[spoiler:Daemon Prince!Kyras]] has the main hero of the campaign give you shit for it.



** In ''Chaos Rising'', the Force Commander slew [[spoiler: Ulkair]] with a Thunder Hammer, then vanished. [[spoiler: Avitus despaired at his role in the Kronus campaign and betrayed the Blood Ravens. Tarkus killed him then took a vow of penance.]] Diomedes is not killed or corrupted by Galan.

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** In ''Chaos Rising'', the Force Commander slew [[spoiler: Ulkair]] [[spoiler:Ulkair]] with a Thunder Hammer, then vanished. [[spoiler: Avitus [[spoiler:Avitus despaired at his role in the Kronus campaign and betrayed the Blood Ravens. Tarkus killed him then took a vow of penance.]] Diomedes is not killed or corrupted by Galan.



*** The Deathwatch sourcebook, ''Honour The Chapter'' includes rules and fluff for the Blood Ravens and mentions the events of ''Retribution'' and [[spoiler: Angelos' ascension to Chapter Master]]. While a sidebar mentions that the RPG's setting material assumes a campaign set in 817.M41 (at least a century or so before the Dawn of War games), this does make it seem that the Space Marine ending is the canonical one. It would also [[spoiler: fix that mis-print in ''Magazine/WhiteDwarf'' around the first game's release that referred to Angelos as Chapter Master instead of a Captain]].

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*** The Deathwatch sourcebook, ''Honour The Chapter'' includes rules and fluff for the Blood Ravens and mentions the events of ''Retribution'' and [[spoiler: Angelos' [[spoiler:Angelos' ascension to Chapter Master]]. While a sidebar mentions that the RPG's setting material assumes a campaign set in 817.M41 (at least a century or so before the Dawn of War games), this does make it seem that the Space Marine ending is the canonical one. It would also [[spoiler: fix [[spoiler:fix that mis-print in ''Magazine/WhiteDwarf'' around the first game's release that referred to Angelos as Chapter Master instead of a Captain]].



** Also in ''Chaos Rising'': [[spoiler: one mission has you leading your squads against another company of Blood Ravens.]] How you choose to handle this can have grave repercussions on your [[KarmaMeter corruption rating]].

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** Also in ''Chaos Rising'': [[spoiler: one [[spoiler:one mission has you leading your squads against another company of Blood Ravens.]] How you choose to handle this can have grave repercussions on your [[KarmaMeter corruption rating]].



* AChatWithSatan: In the Chaos campaign for ''Retribution'', Eliphas talks with Ulkair (a [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Greater Daemon of]] [[ThePigPen Nurgle]]), offering it a chance to join their fight against the [[spoiler: now Khorne-aligned]] marines. Ulkair thinks this is a splendid idea.

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* AChatWithSatan: In the Chaos campaign for ''Retribution'', Eliphas talks with Ulkair (a [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Greater Daemon of]] [[ThePigPen Nurgle]]), offering it a chance to join their fight against the [[spoiler: now [[spoiler:now Khorne-aligned]] marines. Ulkair thinks this is a splendid idea.



** In the Space Marine campaign of ''Retribution'', there is a Thunder Hammer called 'Hammer of the [[NoNameGiven Nameless]]'. Its description implies that this was the weapon the [[PlayerCharacter Force Commander]] used to banish [[spoiler: Ulkair.]]

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** In the Space Marine campaign of ''Retribution'', there is a Thunder Hammer called 'Hammer of the [[NoNameGiven Nameless]]'. Its description implies that this was the weapon the [[PlayerCharacter Force Commander]] used to banish [[spoiler: Ulkair.[[spoiler:Ulkair.]]



* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Doesn't usually apply, considering that [[WorldOfBadass everyone in the 40K universe is inherently badass to a degree]]. But [[spoiler: Martellus]], a minor character from ''Dawn of War II'', earns special mention by becoming a major character in ''Chaos Rising''. In the first game, the most he ever did was [[spoiler: pilot Thunderhawk Two to deploy power generators and Tarantula sentry guns for you. In ''Chaos Rising'', it turns out he actually survived the final battle against the Tyranids and held his own against Ork looters for at least a year. [[SchrodingersGun If none of your other squad leaders become corrupted]] he turns to Chaos and serves as ThatOneBoss by driving a huge and powerful tank - [[FridgeBrilliance which he probably built himself, considering he's a Techmarine.]] According to ''Retribution'', this is not {{Canon}} and Martellus goes on to become a playable character in the Space Marine campaign.]]

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Doesn't usually apply, considering that [[WorldOfBadass everyone in the 40K universe is inherently badass to a degree]]. But [[spoiler: Martellus]], [[spoiler:Martellus]], a minor character from ''Dawn of War II'', earns special mention by becoming a major character in ''Chaos Rising''. In the first game, the most he ever did was [[spoiler: pilot [[spoiler:pilot Thunderhawk Two to deploy power generators and Tarantula sentry guns for you. In ''Chaos Rising'', it turns out he actually survived the final battle against the Tyranids and held his own against Ork looters for at least a year. [[SchrodingersGun If none of your other squad leaders become corrupted]] he turns to Chaos and serves as ThatOneBoss by driving a huge and powerful tank - [[FridgeBrilliance which he probably built himself, considering he's a Techmarine.]] According to ''Retribution'', this is not {{Canon}} and Martellus goes on to become a playable character in the Space Marine campaign.]]



** Subverted: When [[spoiler: Davian Thule]] is revived as a Dreadnought, he initially misidentifies teammates, believes he is fighting somewhere else, and is nearly catatonic outside of combat. This is not because of the cybernetics, however, but because he's delirious from a nearly fatal dose of Tyranid venom. Later in the game, he returns to mostly normal (mostly, since for some reason he has to....pause frequently...when he...speaks).

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** Subverted: When [[spoiler: Davian [[spoiler:Davian Thule]] is revived as a Dreadnought, he initially misidentifies teammates, believes he is fighting somewhere else, and is nearly catatonic outside of combat. This is not because of the cybernetics, however, but because he's delirious from a nearly fatal dose of Tyranid venom. Later in the game, he returns to mostly normal (mostly, since for some reason he has to....pause frequently...when he...speaks).



** [[spoiler: Considering the [[DamageSpongeBoss ridiculous amounts of health]] the final bosses of ''Chaos Rising'' and ''Retribution'' have, this is probably what you do to them.]]

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** [[spoiler: Considering [[spoiler:Considering the [[DamageSpongeBoss ridiculous amounts of health]] the final bosses of ''Chaos Rising'' and ''Retribution'' have, this is probably what you do to them.]]



* DefectorFromDecadence: In ''Chaos Rising'', [[spoiler: part of the Blood Ravens' third and fourth companies rebel against their tainted chapter master]]. If [[spoiler: Avitus was the traitor, which canonically, he is]], he expresses similar sentiments as a reason for his actions.

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* DefectorFromDecadence: In ''Chaos Rising'', [[spoiler: part [[spoiler:part of the Blood Ravens' third and fourth companies rebel against their tainted chapter master]]. If [[spoiler: Avitus [[spoiler:Avitus was the traitor, which canonically, he is]], he expresses similar sentiments as a reason for his actions.



* DidntSeeThatComing: Idranel knew the Blood Ravens would attempt to prevent her from destroying Angel Forge. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for her, she didn't count on Tarkus' squad showing up in Terminator Armor.]]

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* DidntSeeThatComing: Idranel knew the Blood Ravens would attempt to prevent her from destroying Angel Forge. [[spoiler: Unfortunately [[spoiler:Unfortunately for her, she didn't count on Tarkus' squad showing up in Terminator Armor.]]



* DiscontinuityNod: In ''Dawn of War II'' it is revealed that the Kaurava system campaign (''Soulstorm'') is remembered as a shameful and {{epic fail}}ure for the Blood Ravens, and that it should never be mentioned again. [[spoiler: If Cyrus turns out to be the traitor in ''Chaos Rising'', he actually mentions this as a motivation for his FaceHeelTurn to Chaos]].
** Bringing up the [[spoiler: Maledictum Daemon]] seems to have {{Jossed}} the [[CanonDiscontinuity C.S. Goto novels]].

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* DiscontinuityNod: In ''Dawn of War II'' it is revealed that the Kaurava system campaign (''Soulstorm'') is remembered as a shameful and {{epic fail}}ure for the Blood Ravens, and that it should never be mentioned again. [[spoiler: If [[spoiler:If Cyrus turns out to be the traitor in ''Chaos Rising'', he actually mentions this as a motivation for his FaceHeelTurn to Chaos]].
** Bringing up the [[spoiler: Maledictum [[spoiler:Maledictum Daemon]] seems to have {{Jossed}} the [[CanonDiscontinuity C.S. Goto novels]].



** Before the release of ''Chaos Rising'', ''Dawn of War II'' received a new game mode called "The Last Stand". Those who managed the feat of reaching the final wave would find themselves facing [[spoiler: a Chaos Lord and Bloodletters, which would not make an appearance until ''Chaos Rising''.]]

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** Before the release of ''Chaos Rising'', ''Dawn of War II'' received a new game mode called "The Last Stand". Those who managed the feat of reaching the final wave would find themselves facing [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a Chaos Lord and Bloodletters, which would not make an appearance until ''Chaos Rising''.]]



* EarthShatteringKaboom: The events of ''Retribution'' are kicked off when the Inquisition plans on performing Exterminatus on the whole of sub-sector Aurelia after 10 years of indecisive battles. [[AsYouKnow As most 40K players know]], this is a wee bit unpleasant for those still on the surface of a planet subjected to it. Each campaign has stopping the Exterminatus (or hijacking [[spoiler: the BigBad's plan for using]] it, in the Chaos campaign) as a high priority, though for varying reasons. [[spoiler: All of them have you [[NiceJobBreakingItHero get suckered into speeding it up]], and having to make a daring escape from Typhon Primaris while the initial stages of Exterminatus are being carried out.]]
** Cyrene before the events of ''Dawn of War'', thanks to Captain Angelos. Mentioned again, in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it manner, in the sub-sector map in the intro to the ''Dawn of War II'' campaign. [[spoiler: Which pays off in a BookEnds ending in ''Retribution''.]]

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* EarthShatteringKaboom: The events of ''Retribution'' are kicked off when the Inquisition plans on performing Exterminatus on the whole of sub-sector Aurelia after 10 years of indecisive battles. [[AsYouKnow As most 40K players know]], this is a wee bit unpleasant for those still on the surface of a planet subjected to it. Each campaign has stopping the Exterminatus (or hijacking [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the BigBad's plan for using]] it, in the Chaos campaign) as a high priority, though for varying reasons. [[spoiler: All [[spoiler:All of them have you [[NiceJobBreakingItHero get suckered into speeding it up]], and having to make a daring escape from Typhon Primaris while the initial stages of Exterminatus are being carried out.]]
** Cyrene before the events of ''Dawn of War'', thanks to Captain Angelos. Mentioned again, in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it manner, in the sub-sector map in the intro to the ''Dawn of War II'' campaign. [[spoiler: Which [[spoiler:Which pays off in a BookEnds ending in ''Retribution''.]]



** [[spoiler: The campaign of ''Chaos Rising''. Eliphas turns out to have orchestrated the events of the entire campaign to start a Blood Ravens civil war -- which would have failed if a daemon destroyed the chapter's recruiting worlds.]]
** Same thing for ''Retribution.'' [[spoiler: Kyras manipulates the various factions so that their fighting will force the Inquisition to order an Exterminatus on the entire sector. Kyras would then offer the billions of resulting deaths as a sacrifice to Khorne and ascend to Daemonhood.]]

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** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The campaign of ''Chaos Rising''. Eliphas turns out to have orchestrated the events of the entire campaign to start a Blood Ravens civil war -- which would have failed if a daemon destroyed the chapter's recruiting worlds.]]
** Same thing for ''Retribution.'' [[spoiler: Kyras [[spoiler:Kyras manipulates the various factions so that their fighting will force the Inquisition to order an Exterminatus on the entire sector. Kyras would then offer the billions of resulting deaths as a sacrifice to Khorne and ascend to Daemonhood.]]



* EvilTastesGood: [[spoiler: Ulkair]] joyfully talks of the tastiness of souls and consuming entire sectors.

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* EvilTastesGood: [[spoiler: Ulkair]] [[spoiler:Ulkair]] joyfully talks of the tastiness of souls and consuming entire sectors.



* FaceHeelTurn: In ''Chaos Rising'', [[SchrodingersGun the most corrupted member of your team will do this]]. If none of them are corrupted, [[spoiler: Martellus does instead.]]
** [[spoiler: ''Retribution'' confirms Avitus was the traitor.]]

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* FaceHeelTurn: In ''Chaos Rising'', [[SchrodingersGun the most corrupted member of your team will do this]]. If none of them are corrupted, [[spoiler: Martellus [[spoiler:Martellus does instead.]]
** [[spoiler: ''Retribution'' [[spoiler:''Retribution'' confirms Avitus was the traitor.]]



-->'''Eliphas:''' No, I will not go to the Basilica of Torments again!\\

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-->'''Eliphas:''' No, No! I will not go to the Basilica of Torments again!\\



** In the novelization for ''Dawn of War II'', [[spoiler: Sergeant Aramus (the nameless playable Force Commander) is made into the Force Commander for the company, replacing Thule.]]

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** In the novelization for ''Dawn of War II'', [[spoiler: Sergeant [[spoiler:Sergeant Aramus (the nameless playable Force Commander) is made into the Force Commander for the company, replacing Thule.]]



** In ''Dawn of War II'', if a Chaos Aspiring Champion of Khorne or the Spare Marine Force Commander sync kills a Carnifex (really hard to do) he will perform a ColossusClimb and stand on the Carnifex's tusks, holding on to his melee weapon impaled in the side of the Carnifex's head, and blast it repeatedly in the face with his pistol before finishing it off with a blast to the mouth. This sync kill is featured in ''Retribution'' in the mission where you have to [[spoiler:escape Typhon as Exterminatus is being performed on it]]. When you get to a certain point the Deranged Chaos Champion (since this is his full title [[UpToEleven he must be crazy even by Chaos' standards...eep]]), will start roaring to the sky, enraged by the fact that people would be trying to [[spoiler: escape from Kyras's gift of death]] before doing this in the Typhon Arena.
** While not a sync kill, this is undoubtably epic. In the last mission of ''Retribution''; after you have hammered at [[spoiler: [[FinalBoss Daemon Prince Kyras]]]] for quite a while and brought him down to one last sliver of health, your commander (Bluddflagg for the Orks for example) will note that he's weakened and tell you to finish him off with your big damaging global power ([[ColonyDrop Rok bombardment, which drops a bunch of Asteroids]], for the Orks to continue this example.) Bluddflagg will say "Look, 'es reelin boys. Now it's time ta zap 'im wiff da biggest rok we 'ave." and you'll get one free usage of Rok bombardment. Once you target [[spoiler: Kyras]] with this, you'll get a cutscene where Roks will start raining on [[spoiler: Kyras]], causing him to shudder until an absolutely massive rok falls on top of his head and completely destroys it. Once the dust clears you'll see the bloody stump where his head used to be and watch his corpse slump back into the lava pit. A similar thing happens with the other factions (with the Space Marines using orbital bombardment instead, for example.) But man is it satisfying to watch [[spoiler: Kyras]]'s head explode.

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** In ''Dawn of War II'', if a Chaos Aspiring Champion of Khorne or the Spare Marine Force Commander sync kills a Carnifex (really hard to do) he will perform a ColossusClimb and stand on the Carnifex's tusks, holding on to his melee weapon impaled in the side of the Carnifex's head, and blast it repeatedly in the face with his pistol before finishing it off with a blast to the mouth. This sync kill is featured in ''Retribution'' in the mission where you have to [[spoiler:escape Typhon as Exterminatus is being performed on it]]. When you get to a certain point the Deranged Chaos Champion (since this is his full title [[UpToEleven he must be crazy even by Chaos' standards...eep]]), will start roaring to the sky, enraged by the fact that people would be trying to [[spoiler: escape [[spoiler:escape from Kyras's gift of death]] before doing this in the Typhon Arena.
** While not a sync kill, this is undoubtably epic. In the last mission of ''Retribution''; after you have hammered at [[spoiler: [[FinalBoss [[spoiler:[[FinalBoss Daemon Prince Kyras]]]] for quite a while and brought him down to one last sliver of health, your commander (Bluddflagg for the Orks for example) will note that he's weakened and tell you to finish him off with your big damaging global power ([[ColonyDrop Rok bombardment, which drops a bunch of Asteroids]], for the Orks to continue this example.) Bluddflagg will say "Look, 'es reelin boys. Now it's time ta zap 'im wiff da biggest rok we 'ave." and you'll get one free usage of Rok bombardment. Once you target [[spoiler: Kyras]] [[spoiler:Kyras]] with this, you'll get a cutscene where Roks will start raining on [[spoiler: Kyras]], [[spoiler:Kyras]], causing him to shudder until an absolutely massive rok falls on top of his head and completely destroys it. Once the dust clears you'll see the bloody stump where his head used to be and watch his corpse slump back into the lava pit. A similar thing happens with the other factions (with the Space Marines using orbital bombardment instead, for example.) But man is it satisfying to watch [[spoiler: Kyras]]'s [[spoiler:Kyras]]'s head explode.



* FriendlyEnemy: [[spoiler: If Tarkus is the traitor, he constantly refers to your strike force as "brothers" and offers tactical advice while you're making your way to him, and quotes from the Codex Astartes during the actual boss fight. He's basically acting completely normally, which utterly infuriates your sergeants.]]

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* FriendlyEnemy: [[spoiler: If [[spoiler:If Tarkus is the traitor, he constantly refers to your strike force as "brothers" and offers tactical advice while you're making your way to him, and quotes from the Codex Astartes during the actual boss fight. He's basically acting completely normally, which utterly infuriates your sergeants.]]



* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: A minor example. The Ancient from ''Retribution's'' Space Marine campaign has taken a vow of silence. He never speaks, not even to confirm the player's orders [[spoiler: until TheReveal of his identity on the Judgement of Carrion. Tarkus talks differently from his ''Dawn of War II'' and ''Chaos Rising'' self, but that is to be expected since he hasn't used his voice in a decade.]]

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* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: A minor example. The Ancient from ''Retribution's'' Space Marine campaign has taken a vow of silence. He never speaks, not even to confirm the player's orders [[spoiler: until [[spoiler:until TheReveal of his identity on the Judgement of Carrion. Tarkus talks differently from his ''Dawn of War II'' and ''Chaos Rising'' self, but that is to be expected since he hasn't used his voice in a decade.]]



* GreaterScopeVillain: Aside from the Chaos Gods, the [[PhysicalGod Nightbringer]] is mentioned fairly heavily with the narrations with the Necrons in ''Dark Crusade.'' [[spoiler: Kyras could be considered this during ''Chaos Rising'', we hear about him, but dealing with him is left as a SequelHook. Abaddon could also be considered this, being Eliphas' BadBoss that stays in the background.]]

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* GreaterScopeVillain: Aside from the Chaos Gods, the [[PhysicalGod Nightbringer]] is mentioned fairly heavily with the narrations with the Necrons in ''Dark Crusade.'' [[spoiler: Kyras [[spoiler:Kyras could be considered this during ''Chaos Rising'', we hear about him, but dealing with him is left as a SequelHook. Abaddon could also be considered this, being Eliphas' BadBoss that stays in the background.]]



** Angelos has one when [[spoiler: Isador]] falls to Chaos, Taldeer has another when the (much larger) Necron second wave appears in ''Winter Assault'', and most of the commanders in ''Dark Crusade'' or ''Soulstorm'' have one as you batter inexorably through their stronghold.
** At the end of ''Dawn of War II'', [[spoiler:your Space Marines seem a little affected by the Armageddon being critically damaged and sacrificing itself, leaving them on the ground in the middle of an endless Tyranid swarm]]. [[spoiler: That is, until [[BigDamnHeroes the chapter fleet]] comes out of the Warp just in time to save the day.]]
** Diomedes has a major one in ''Retribution's'' Space Marine campaign. [[spoiler: After finally realizing Kyras was a villain the whole time AND barely surviving the start of the Inquisition's Exterminatus campaign, he's ready to just sit down and die, figuring the Blood Ravens are officially doomed anyway. It takes the Ancient (actually Tarkus) threatening to kill him and providing a RousingSpeech for him to return to his senses and start bringing down Kyras.]]

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** Angelos has one when [[spoiler: Isador]] [[spoiler:Isador]] falls to Chaos, Taldeer has another when the (much larger) Necron second wave appears in ''Winter Assault'', and most of the commanders in ''Dark Crusade'' or ''Soulstorm'' have one as you batter inexorably through their stronghold.
** At the end of ''Dawn of War II'', [[spoiler:your Space Marines seem a little affected by the Armageddon being critically damaged and sacrificing itself, leaving them on the ground in the middle of an endless Tyranid swarm]]. [[spoiler: That [[spoiler:That is, until [[BigDamnHeroes the chapter fleet]] comes out of the Warp just in time to save the day.]]
** Diomedes has a major one in ''Retribution's'' Space Marine campaign. [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After finally realizing Kyras was a villain the whole time AND barely surviving the start of the Inquisition's Exterminatus campaign, he's ready to just sit down and die, figuring the Blood Ravens are officially doomed anyway. It takes the Ancient (actually Tarkus) threatening to kill him and providing a RousingSpeech for him to return to his senses and start bringing down Kyras.]]



* InterfaceSpoiler: Played with in the base campaign for ''Dawn of War II''. You'll start being awarded equipment for a Dreadnought long before you actually unlock it. Unlike other squads, this equipment doesn't refer to its wearer by name, simply reading "Dreadnought." It isn't until the Dreadnought is unlocked that you learn it is [[spoiler: Davian Thule, your commanding officer, and this is the "healing" the apothecaries have been struggling with]].
** In ''Chaos Rising'', mousing over certain battle-brothers Chaos abilities gives away their reason for becoming the Traitor ([[spoiler: Thaddeus calls in his DealWithTheDevil, Avitus succumbs to his BloodKnight tendencies, Tarkus is corrupted by the Daemon Bolter, etc]]).

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* InterfaceSpoiler: Played with in the base campaign for ''Dawn of War II''. You'll start being awarded equipment for a Dreadnought long before you actually unlock it. Unlike other squads, this equipment doesn't refer to its wearer by name, simply reading "Dreadnought." It isn't until the Dreadnought is unlocked that you learn it is [[spoiler: Davian [[spoiler:Davian Thule, your commanding officer, and this is the "healing" the apothecaries have been struggling with]].
** In ''Chaos Rising'', mousing over certain battle-brothers Chaos abilities gives away their reason for becoming the Traitor ([[spoiler: Thaddeus ([[spoiler:Thaddeus calls in his DealWithTheDevil, Avitus succumbs to his BloodKnight tendencies, Tarkus is corrupted by the Daemon Bolter, etc]]).



* ItAmusedMe: The reason why Eliphas is still alive [[spoiler: after [[EarthShatteringKaboom the Exterminatus of Typhon Primaris]].]]

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* ItAmusedMe: The reason why Eliphas is still alive [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after [[EarthShatteringKaboom the Exterminatus of Typhon Primaris]].]]



** ''Retribution'' has [[IncrediblyLamePun the beefiest ham of all.]] [[spoiler: Chapter Master Kyras gives a ''spine-chilling'' speech praising Khorne and urging his followers to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmj0Vanuw4I let the galaxy burn.]]]]

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** ''Retribution'' has [[IncrediblyLamePun the beefiest ham of all.]] [[spoiler: Chapter [[spoiler:Chapter Master Kyras gives a ''spine-chilling'' speech praising Khorne and urging his followers to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmj0Vanuw4I let the galaxy burn.]]]]



* LaughablyEvil: No matter how evil Gorgutz and [[spoiler: Ulkair]] are, you can't help but laugh at them due to the good acting associated with their characters.

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* LaughablyEvil: No matter how evil Gorgutz and [[spoiler: Ulkair]] [[spoiler:Ulkair]] are, you can't help but laugh at them due to the good acting associated with their characters.



* LeftHanging: Gabriel Angelos [[spoiler:and the daemon in the Maledictum]]. He doesn't tell us about it when he appears in ''Dawn of War II'', nor does anyone ask him about it. [[spoiler: It apparently was responsible for much of the Blood Raven's problems, and is now presumably very unhappy after you blow up Chapter Master Kyras and purged the chapter of corruption in ''Retribution''.]]

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* LeftHanging: Gabriel Angelos [[spoiler:and the daemon in the Maledictum]]. He doesn't tell us about it when he appears in ''Dawn of War II'', nor does anyone ask him about it. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It apparently was responsible for much of the Blood Raven's problems, and is now presumably very unhappy after you blow up Chapter Master Kyras and purged the chapter of corruption in ''Retribution''.]]



* LoveMakesYouEvil: In a non-romantic example, the traitor in ''Chaos Rising'' [[spoiler: if it's Thaddeus]] explains that [[spoiler: Ulkair]] began whispering to him a long time ago, and he was perfectly happy to completely ignore it... until the final mission of the campaign when it looked like a BolivianArmyEnding was inevitable and it told him, "Pledge yourself to me for later, I'll open the Warp right now so the Litany of Fury can get through the Tyranid interference." Given that this isn't a part of [[spoiler: anyone else's reason for turning should they be the traitor,]] it's likely this is a flagrant lie and the fleet made it through on its own, but [[spoiler: Sergeant Thaddeus]] believes it, and believes his bargain saved his friends.

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* LoveMakesYouEvil: In a non-romantic example, the traitor in ''Chaos Rising'' [[spoiler: if [[spoiler:if it's Thaddeus]] explains that [[spoiler: Ulkair]] [[spoiler:Ulkair]] began whispering to him a long time ago, and he was perfectly happy to completely ignore it... until the final mission of the campaign when it looked like a BolivianArmyEnding was inevitable and it told him, "Pledge yourself to me for later, I'll open the Warp right now so the Litany of Fury can get through the Tyranid interference." Given that this isn't a part of [[spoiler: anyone [[spoiler:anyone else's reason for turning should they be the traitor,]] it's likely this is a flagrant lie and the fleet made it through on its own, but [[spoiler: Sergeant [[spoiler:Sergeant Thaddeus]] believes it, and believes his bargain saved his friends.



** The summoning of the Bloodcrushers (''Dawn Of War II'') and Bloodthirsters (''Dawn Of War''), the latter of which doubled up as [[spoiler: the death animation for Eliphas the Inheritor in the Chaos stronghold defeat in ''Dark Crusade''.]]

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** The summoning of the Bloodcrushers (''Dawn Of War II'') and Bloodthirsters (''Dawn Of War''), the latter of which doubled up as [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the death animation for Eliphas the Inheritor in the Chaos stronghold defeat in ''Dark Crusade''.]]



* MarkOfTheBeast: In II, Chaos upgrades involve etching or tattooing chaotic runes on a unit, channelling the favour of the Dark Gods. They also come into play with Tarkus and Jonas' ultimate chaos abilities in the campaign, both which are obtained by way of [[spoiler: [[DealWithTheDevil faustian pacts]].]]
* MarathonBoss: Some of the bosses, especially in ''Dawn of War II'' and onwards, have a ''lot'' of hit points, and unless there are easier ways to take them out, expect to take a while killing them. [[spoiler: Daemon Prince Kyras takes the cake, with his ability to summon infinite waves of Bloodletters and Bloodcrushers, along with his ability to summon three towers to [[NighInvulnerable shield his life bar from damage]].]]

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* MarkOfTheBeast: In II, Chaos upgrades involve etching or tattooing chaotic runes on a unit, channelling the favour of the Dark Gods. They also come into play with Tarkus and Jonas' ultimate chaos abilities in the campaign, both which are obtained by way of [[spoiler: [[DealWithTheDevil [[spoiler:[[DealWithTheDevil faustian pacts]].]]
* MarathonBoss: Some of the bosses, especially in ''Dawn of War II'' and onwards, have a ''lot'' of hit points, and unless there are easier ways to take them out, expect to take a while killing them. [[spoiler: Daemon [[spoiler:Daemon Prince Kyras takes the cake, with his ability to summon infinite waves of Bloodletters and Bloodcrushers, along with his ability to summon three towers to [[NighInvulnerable shield his life bar from damage]].]]



** ''Chaos Rising'' has several, depending on how far you slid down the slippery slope, if you did at all. It also depends on some of the actions you take during the campaign, such as [[spoiler: killing Diomedes or Eliphas]].

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** ''Chaos Rising'' has several, depending on how far you slid down the slippery slope, if you did at all. It also depends on some of the actions you take during the campaign, such as [[spoiler: killing [[spoiler:killing Diomedes or Eliphas]].



** [[spoiler: It is eventually revealed that she was captured, [[ColdBloodedTorture interrogated]], and executed by the Blood Ravens, and that her soulstone is now [[KickTheDog worn by Kyras as a trophy]].]]

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** [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It is eventually revealed that she was captured, [[ColdBloodedTorture interrogated]], and executed by the Blood Ravens, and that her soulstone is now [[KickTheDog worn by Kyras as a trophy]].]]



** Pretty much all the factions when they put an end to the [[spoiler: Biel-tan Eldar ritual on Typhon]], big time. Special mention goes to the Eldar of Alaitoc [[spoiler:when they inadvertently cause the Infinity Circuit of a dead craftworld they were trying to save to be destroyed by the Exterminatus fleet.]]

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** Pretty much all the factions when they put an end to the [[spoiler: Biel-tan [[spoiler:Biel-tan Eldar ritual on Typhon]], big time. Special mention goes to the Eldar of Alaitoc [[spoiler:when they inadvertently cause the Infinity Circuit of a dead craftworld they were trying to save to be destroyed by the Exterminatus fleet.]]



* NietzscheWannabe: [[spoiler: Avitus, if he is the traitor, which he canonically is.]]
** [[spoiler: Before the final battle of ''Retribution'', Kyras proudly declares that the senseless violence committed by the followers of Khorne is the only way to truly be free, as life and the universe is ultimately meaningless.]]

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* NietzscheWannabe: [[spoiler: Avitus, [[spoiler:Avitus, if he is the traitor, which he canonically is.]]
** [[spoiler: Before [[spoiler:Before the final battle of ''Retribution'', Kyras proudly declares that the senseless violence committed by the followers of Khorne is the only way to truly be free, as life and the universe is ultimately meaningless.]]



* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: In ''Chaos Rising'', [[spoiler: Eliphas the Inheritor isn't quite as dead as his fate in ''Dark Crusade'' seemed.]]

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* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: In ''Chaos Rising'', [[spoiler: Eliphas [[spoiler:Eliphas the Inheritor isn't quite as dead as his fate in ''Dark Crusade'' seemed.]]



** The Blood Ravens also get rather exasperated by Eliphas' ability to come back from the dead twice so far. Davian Thule lampshades this as he and Eliphas fight in [[spoiler: ''Retribution's'' first Chaos mission.]]

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** The Blood Ravens also get rather exasperated by Eliphas' ability to come back from the dead twice so far. Davian Thule lampshades this as he and Eliphas fight in [[spoiler: ''Retribution's'' [[spoiler:''Retribution's'' first Chaos mission.]]



* ObliviousAstronomers: Subverted. The Tyrannid fleet is only invisible because [[spoiler: the Eldar are mucking with the data.]]

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* ObliviousAstronomers: Subverted. The Tyrannid fleet is only invisible because [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Eldar are mucking with the data.]]



** It's hinted at being more than that once you find out the Governor had [[spoiler: Blood Ravens relics]] hidden near Angel Forge. ''Chaos Rising'' goes on to confirm that [[spoiler:Governor Vandis has connections with Chaos.]]

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** It's hinted at being more than that once you find out the Governor had [[spoiler: Blood [[spoiler:Blood Ravens relics]] hidden near Angel Forge. ''Chaos Rising'' goes on to confirm that [[spoiler:Governor Vandis has connections with Chaos.]]



** Everyone shares this moment on Typhon [[spoiler: when it's subjected to [[ApocalypseHow Exterminatus.]]]]

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** Everyone shares this moment on Typhon [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when it's subjected to [[ApocalypseHow Exterminatus.]]]]



* OmnicidalManiac: Taken UpToEleven with [[spoiler: Chapter Master Azariah Kyras]] in ''Retribution''.
** Honorable mention goes to [[spoiler: Eliphas]] in the same game, who [[spoiler: lets Kyras's plan go through, just with him in Kyras's place in the end of the Chaos campaign.]]

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* OmnicidalManiac: Taken UpToEleven with [[spoiler: Chapter [[spoiler:Chapter Master Azariah Kyras]] in ''Retribution''.
** Honorable mention goes to [[spoiler: Eliphas]] [[spoiler:Eliphas]] in the same game, who [[spoiler: lets [[spoiler:lets Kyras's plan go through, just with him in Kyras's place in the end of the Chaos campaign.]]



* OneWingedAngel: Considering that this series involves [[spoiler: at least two seperate attempts of characters ascending into daemonhood]] this is pretty much inevitable for some FinalBoss sequences.

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* OneWingedAngel: Considering that this series involves [[spoiler: at [[spoiler:at least two seperate attempts of characters ascending into daemonhood]] this is pretty much inevitable for some FinalBoss sequences.



-->'''Decree:''' We have arrived, and it is now that we perform our charge. In fealty to the God-Emperor (our undying lord) and by the grace of the Golden Throne... I declare Exterminatus upon the Imperial world of [[spoiler: Typhon Primaris]]. I hereby sign the death warrant of an entire world, and consign a million souls to oblivion. May Imperial justice account in all balance. The Emperor protects.

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-->'''Decree:''' We have arrived, and it is now that we perform our charge. In fealty to the God-Emperor (our undying lord) and by the grace of the Golden Throne... I declare Exterminatus upon the Imperial world of [[spoiler: Typhon [[spoiler:Typhon Primaris]]. I hereby sign the death warrant of an entire world, and consign a million souls to oblivion. May Imperial justice account in all balance. The Emperor protects.



** The traitor in Chaos Rising. During any given playthrough, the traitor will change based on the relative corruption ratings of your squad leaders. Retribution reveals a canonical traitor, [[spoiler: Avitus]].

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** The traitor in Chaos Rising. During any given playthrough, the traitor will change based on the relative corruption ratings of your squad leaders. Retribution reveals a canonical traitor, [[spoiler: Avitus]].[[spoiler:Avitus]].



** [[spoiler: Araghast the Pillager, after being left alone with your very, very angry Space Marines by his [[TheStarscream 'second-in-command']] Eliphas.]]

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** [[spoiler: Araghast [[spoiler:Araghast the Pillager, after being left alone with your very, very angry Space Marines by his [[TheStarscream 'second-in-command']] Eliphas.]]



* WeCanRuleTogether: In ''Chaos Rising'', [[spoiler: if Cyrus becomes [[FaceHeelTurn the traitor]] he will make this offer to your team when you confront him, though it will be quickly rejected.]]

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* WeCanRuleTogether: In ''Chaos Rising'', [[spoiler: if [[spoiler:if Cyrus becomes [[FaceHeelTurn the traitor]] he will make this offer to your team when you confront him, though it will be quickly rejected.]]



* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: Tarkus, if he becomes the traitor in ''Chaos Rising''.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Thaddeus and Elena Derosa are given no mention in ''Retribution''. Subverted with [[spoiler: Tarkus, who is actually The Ancient.]]
** Davian Thule does show up [[spoiler: in the Chaos campaign, where he is the first boss and is killed]], but otherwise makes no appearance.

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: Tarkus, [[spoiler:Tarkus, if he becomes the traitor in ''Chaos Rising''.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Thaddeus and Elena Derosa are given no mention in ''Retribution''. Subverted with [[spoiler: Tarkus, [[spoiler:Tarkus, who is actually The Ancient.]]
** Davian Thule does show up [[spoiler: in [[spoiler:in the Chaos campaign, where he is the first boss and is killed]], but otherwise makes no appearance.
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-->'''Ork Nobz:''' ''[when ordered to capture a Requisition Point]'' [[FlatWhat What?]] ''[[SuddenlyShouting That's a GROT'S job!]]'' *{{Beat}}* ...Oh, ''fine!''

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-->'''Ork Nobz:''' ''[when ordered to capture a Requisition Point]'' [[FlatWhat What?]] ''[[SuddenlyShouting That's a GROT'S job!]]'' *{{Beat}}* ...Oh, ''fine!''
5th Sep '17 8:05:44 PM MinisterOfSinister
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-->'''Ork Nobz:''' [''when ordered to capture a Requisition Point''] [[FlatWhat What?]] ''[[SuddenlyShouting That's a GROT'S job!]]'' *{{Beat}}* ...Oh, ''fine!''

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-->'''Ork Nobz:''' [''when ''[when ordered to capture a Requisition Point''] Point]'' [[FlatWhat What?]] ''[[SuddenlyShouting That's a GROT'S job!]]'' *{{Beat}}* ...Oh, ''fine!''
21st Aug '17 12:33:15 PM MinisterOfSinister
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* ShoutOut: To Prince, of all things, in the original game. Mouse over Sindri in the final mission and look at the bulletpoints in the description box.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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To Prince, of all things, in the original game. Mouse over Sindri in the final mission and look at the bulletpoints in the description box.



** When Stormboy Nob Brikkfist is downed, he sometimes mutters, [[Series/TheSimpsons Urge to kill fading... fading... gone]].
** ''Retribution'' has a Tau commander as a playable hero character in The Last Stand available through [[DownloadableContent DLC]]. When [[YouCallThatAWound reviving another player's hero]], he sometimes says "Even a broken sword can still cut." This phrase was used to describe [[PlayerCharacter Shas'la'Kais]] in the {{Novelization}} of the franchise's earlier game ''VideoGame/FireWarrior''.

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** When Stormboy Nob Brikkfist is downed, he sometimes mutters, [[Series/TheSimpsons [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Urge to kill fading... fading... gone]].
** ''Retribution'' has a Tau commander as a playable hero character in The Last Stand available through [[DownloadableContent DLC]]. When [[YouCallThatAWound reviving another player's hero]], he sometimes says "Even a broken sword can still cut." This phrase was used to describe [[PlayerCharacter Shas'la'Kais]] Shas'la Kais]] in the {{Novelization}} of the franchise's earlier game ''VideoGame/FireWarrior''.



* ShotgunDance: Referenced by Flash Gitz who have "Dance, 'umie! Dance!" as a quote. Of course, they're not shooting at their targets' feet, but [[ATeamFiring ork shooting being what it is]], they might as well be.

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* ShotgunDance: Referenced by Flash Gitz who have "Dance, 'umie! humie! Dance!" as a quote. Of course, they're not shooting at their targets' feet, but [[ATeamFiring ork Ork shooting being what it is]], they might as well be.



* [[SpaceMarine SPESS MEHREEN]]: An entire faction of them, with their {{Evil Counterpart}}s making up most of another faction.

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* [[SpaceMarine SPESS MEHREEN]]: SourSupporter: Some units will complain about doing your bidding (or at least certain tasks) but will still do it regardless.
-->'''Ork Nobz:''' [''when ordered to capture a Requisition Point''] [[FlatWhat What?]] ''[[SuddenlyShouting That's a GROT'S job!]]'' *{{Beat}}* ...Oh, ''fine!''
* SpaceMarine:
An entire faction of them, with their {{Evil Counterpart}}s making up most of another faction.



* SpecialEffectBranding: Zigzagged: While most races have unique projectiles (the Tau have blue plasma, the Necrons have green lightning), the Imperial Guard and Sororitas have very similar building animations while the ork Flash Gits use the same projectile as Ogryn Rippers, but then it's possible their snazzguns were Rippers before falling in the hands of the local mekboy.

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* SpecialEffectBranding: Zigzagged: While while most races have unique projectiles (the Tau have blue plasma, the Necrons have green lightning), the Imperial Guard and Sororitas have very similar building animations while the ork Ork Flash Gits Gitz use the same projectile as Ogryn Rippers, but then it's possible their snazzguns kustom shootas were Rippers before falling in the hands of the local mekboy.Mekboy.



** Mek Badzappa from the sequel feels this way too.
-->'''Ork Driver:''' Uh, Boss? I think we threw a gear-y thing!\\
'''Mek Badzappa:''' What?! You gits can't do anything right! I'll 'ave t' fix it meself!



** The Ork [[GeniusBruiser Big Mek]] has a "Kustom Tellyporta" that lets him join and teleport squads of infantry. The Mekboy from the sequel has a teleporter as well.

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** The Ork [[GeniusBruiser Big Mek]] has a "Kustom Tellyporta" that lets him join and teleport squads of infantry. The Mekboy from the sequel has such a teleporter device as well.
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* TheHunter: Used in gameplay via WeaponOfXSlaying and thematically used by the Tau.

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* TheHunter: HunterOfMonsters: Used in gameplay via WeaponOfXSlaying and thematically used by the Tau.
17th Jul '17 1:57:23 AM Arima
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* RailingKill: In ''Dawn of War I'', infantry that are hit with heavy knockback will still adhere to the boundaries of the map which prevents them from flying into water or over cliffs. However, if the explosion caused them to lose their last remaining hitpoints and die, then their body will be allowed to fly freely without restriction before hitting the ground/water.
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