History VideoGame / DestroyAllHumans

25th Mar '17 3:11:03 PM SkylaNoivern
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* BrainlessBeauty: Miss Rockwell in the first game, whose lack of intelligence makes her the first probing target.
24th Mar '17 4:10:25 PM BossKey
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* SimpleYetAwesome: The Zap-O-Matic and the Disintegrator Ray may not be as special as some of Crypto's later arsenal, but they are very useful in later parts of the first two games. This is due to the fact that the Zap-O-Matic requires no ammunition and is able to be daisy-chain onto humans when upgraded, leading to their health being drained quicker, and in the second game, can take on the tediously annoying Blisk Warriors better. As a side benefit, humans can't do anything while being electrocuted by the Zap-O-Matic, making it decent for crowd control. The Disintegrator Ray, on the other hand, requires ammo, but the ammunition is the most common type found (and with the Transmogrify ability, even easier to find), and is fairly effective on humans and vehicles.
24th Mar '17 4:02:16 PM BossKey
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* TheUnreveal: Silhouette, the BigBad of the first game, [[SamusIsAGirl being a woman]]. There were a lot of hints, and if you read the thoughts of the Majestic agents, they blatantly state it and then try to cover it up:
-->'''Majestic Agent:''' Why does Silhouette give me these jobs? Was it because I hit on her at the Christmas party...? Oh, wait, no one's supposed to know Silhouette's a chick. Scratch that thought.
24th Mar '17 3:58:19 PM BossKey
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* DirtyCommunists: Plays a large role in the satirical 1950s America setting of the first game. While you don't actually encounter any communists in the game, the government and GovernmentConspiracy cover up Crypto's attacks by blaming it on a communist invasion. The citizens eventually buy into the paranoia quickly enough to exclaiming Crypto as being one when he is encountered without a disguise. Crypto in the ending of the game even uses this trope - [[Spoiler:Whilst disguised as President Huffman, he informs through television that communists have polluted the water supply. This is followed by setting up testing zones in America, which in reality are Crypto's way to discreetly extract Furon DNA from the humans]].

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* DirtyCommunists: Plays a large role in the satirical 1950s America setting of the first game. While you don't actually encounter any communists in the game, the government and GovernmentConspiracy cover up Crypto's attacks by blaming it on a communist invasion. The citizens eventually buy into the paranoia quickly enough to exclaiming Crypto as being one when he is encountered without a disguise. Crypto in the ending of the game even uses this trope - [[Spoiler:Whilst [[spoiler:Whilst disguised as President Huffman, he informs through television that communists have polluted the water supply. This is followed by setting up testing zones in America, which in reality are Crypto's way to discreetly extract Furon DNA from the humans]].



** [[spoiler: After Ponsinby knocks out Crypto, he refers to him as a lower life form.]]

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** [[spoiler: After Ponsinby Ponsonby knocks out Crypto, he refers to him as a lower life form.]]



-->'''Pox''': Just go with it. Who doesn't love ninjas?

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-->'''Pox''': '''Pox''': Just go with it. Who Besides, who doesn't love ninjas?



* Played straight in the second game, where a female hippie in Bay City mocks [[Film/ANewHope "Georgie Boy's" film idea, The Adventures Of Luke Starkiller]].

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* ** Played straight in the second game, where a female hippie in Bay City mocks [[Film/ANewHope "Georgie Boy's" film idea, The Adventures Of Luke Starkiller]].



* MonumentalDamage: Invoked when destroying famous monuments like the Washington Memorial or Eiffel Tower. Subverted with the London Bridge-esque monument in Albion in the second game, which you can't destroy ''at all'' [[note]]Actually, you were originally supposed to, as the trailers show the bridge's tower falling down.[[note]]

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* MonumentalDamage: Invoked when destroying famous monuments like the Washington Memorial or Eiffel Tower. Subverted with the London Bridge-esque monument in Albion in the second game, which you can't destroy ''at all'' [[note]]Actually, you [[note]]You were originally supposed to be able to, as the trailers show the bridge's tower falling down.[[note]][[/note]]



* As mentioned above, Armquist is based on UsefulNotes/DouglasMacArthur.
* Crypto's voice is a not-so-subtle Creator/JackNicholson impression. Parodied in the third game, where Crypto body-snatches a Jack Nicholson expy and has a habit of zapping him while [[HypocriticalHumor complaining about how his voice is grating.]]

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* ** As mentioned above, Armquist is based on UsefulNotes/DouglasMacArthur.
* ** Crypto's voice is a not-so-subtle Creator/JackNicholson impression. Parodied in the third game, where Crypto body-snatches a Jack Nicholson expy and has a habit of zapping him while [[HypocriticalHumor complaining about how his voice is grating.]]



** After taking down Armquist's MiniMecha in the first game, Crypto makes a speech asserting this to the defeated general, apparently offering peace. [[spoiler:[[MoodWhiplash And then disintegrates him when he accepts.]]]]

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** After taking down Armquist's MiniMecha in the first game, Crypto makes a speech asserting this to the defeated general, apparently offering peace. [[spoiler:[[MoodWhiplash And then disintegrates him him]] [[ISurrenderSuckers when he accepts.]]]]



* ObviouslyEvil: In ''Path of the Furon'', Pox can tell right away that [[spoiler:The Master is evil, or that he at least shouldn't be trusted]].

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* ObviouslyEvil: In ''Path of the Furon'', Pox can tell right away that [[spoiler:The Master Master]] is evil, or that he at least shouldn't be trusted]].trusted.



* TheStoner: Exaggerated to ludicrous extents with the aptly named The Freak, who claims he can pick radio signals with his teeth and read minds, and knows pretty much everything going on in Bay City. His thoughts even reveal that other hippies avoid him, and when they do need to talk to him, it's solely to buy drugs.
--->(lamenting) The chicks come for the stash, but they never stay for The Freak...
** TheUnreveal: Silhouette, the BigBad of the first game, [[SamusIsAGirl being a woman]]. There were a lot of hints, and if you read the thoughts of the Majestic agents, they blatantly state it and then try to cover it up:

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* TheStoner: Exaggerated to ludicrous extents with the aptly named The Freak, who claims he can pick radio signals with his teeth and read minds, and knows pretty much everything going on in Bay City. His thoughts even reveal that other hippies avoid him, and when they do need to talk to him, it's solely to buy drugs.
--->(lamenting) The chicks come for the stash, but they never stay for The Freak...
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TheUnreveal: Silhouette, the BigBad of the first game, [[SamusIsAGirl being a woman]]. There were a lot of hints, and if you read the thoughts of the Majestic agents, they blatantly state it and then try to cover it up:



* TheStoner: Exaggerated to ludicrous extents with the aptly named The Freak, who claims he can pick radio signals with his teeth and read minds, and knows pretty much everything going on in Bay City. His thoughts even reveal that other hippies avoid him, and when they do need to talk to him, it's solely to buy drugs.
--->(lamenting) The chicks come for the stash, but they never stay for The Freak...



* SuicidalOverconfidence: Crypto, who isn't scared of anything and is eager to run right into a good fight.
** Not to mention all those humans who think it's a good idea to attack him.

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* SuicidalOverconfidence: Crypto, Any human who isn't scared of anything and is eager to run right into a good fight.
** Not to mention all those humans who think
thinks it's a good idea to attack him.Crypto after watching him disintegrate a dozen of their buddies.



* ThrowABarrelAtIt: During Crypto's battle with General Armquist, Armquist will use his mecha suit to attack Crypto by throwing barrels of gasoline at him.

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* ThrowABarrelAtIt: During Crypto's battle with General Armquist, Armquist will use his mecha suit to attack Crypto by throwing barrels of gasoline at him. Crypto can do this himself using psychokinesis, and it's a surprisingly effective OneHitKill against virtually all humans and even most vehicles.



'''Crypto:''' (stepping on her head) Resist THIS.

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'''Crypto:''' -->'''Crypto:''' (stepping on her head) Resist THIS.



* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: Pox acts as this for Crypto, in addition to being Mission Control.

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* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: Pox acts as this for Crypto, in addition to being Mission Control.MissionControl.



** After the ending of the first game, we never see President Huffman again. Downplayed, as Huffman is mentioned to still be president by the time the second game roles around. Pox also mentions cloning Huffman after Crypto lost interest in controlling the government.

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** After the ending of the first game, we never see President Huffman again. Downplayed, as Huffman is mentioned to still be president by the time the second game roles rolls around. Pox also mentions cloning Huffman after Crypto lost interest in controlling the government.
17th Mar '17 5:02:26 PM SkylaNoivern
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* AmbiguouslyGay[=/=]AmbiguouslyBi:
** A male pedestrian in Capitol City's thoughts shows him calling RockHudson a dreamboat, [[ThatCameOutWrong only to immediately attempt to regret saying it and try to think of more "manly" thoughts]].
** Several of the citizens in Albion's Cortex scan thoughts reveal this.
*** In particular, Ponsonby. He shows that he has an affection for Silhouette and how much he misses her (he even attempts to kill Crypto in revenge for killing her), but he also has thoughts about the princes of the Royal Family.

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* AmbiguouslyGay[=/=]AmbiguouslyBi:
** A male pedestrian in Capitol City's thoughts shows him calling RockHudson
AmbiguouslyGay[=/=]AmbiguouslyBi: You'll occasionally get a dreamboat, [[ThatCameOutWrong only reference to immediately attempt a pedestrian's sexuality by reading their thoughts. For example, a farmer trying to regret saying it and try to think of more "manly" thoughts]].
** Several of
deny the citizens in Albion's Cortex scan thoughts reveal this.
***
fact he admires Rock Hudson by thinking about baseball.
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In particular, Ponsonby. He shows that he has an affection for loves Silhouette and how much he misses her (he Elizabeth II, yet admires Prince Phillip, and even attempts to kill Crypto in revenge for killing her), but outright says that although Silhouette was the "only women (Ponsonby) would ever love", he also is grateful that he still has thoughts about the princes of the Royal Family.men.



* BritishTeeth: Invoked in the second game: Orthopox describes Albion as a place where "the sun never sets and the locals never floss".

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* BritishTeeth: Invoked in the second game: Orthopox describes Albion as a place where "the sun never sets and the locals natives never floss".



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The Town Crazy in the first game, and The Freak in the 2nd game.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The Town Crazy crazies in the first game, and as well as The Freak in the 2nd first game.



* CommieLand: Tunguska in the second game.

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* CommieLand: Tunguska in the second game. Referenced in Shen Long in Path of the Furon.



* CropCircles: Show up a few times in the first game, and in Big Willy. At times they even served as landing zones!

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* CropCircles: Show up a few times in the first game, and in Big Willy. At times they even served serve as landing zones!



** The second game takes this trope UpToEleven with the KGB and Premier Milenkov being the main villains. If Crypto also goes around in Bay City undisguised, many of the urban pedestrians will declare Crypto as still being a communist (as well as MaoZedong, HoChiMinh and being a Chinese invader) when spotting him.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: Agent Oranchov in DAH!2 kick-starts the plot by attacking the Mothership, and backing Coyote Bongwater, but on the first mission in Albion, he's infected by spores and turned into a Blisk mutant.

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** The second game takes this trope UpToEleven with the KGB and Premier Milenkov being the main villains. If Crypto also goes around in Bay City undisguised, many of the urban pedestrians will declare Crypto as still being a communist (as well as MaoZedong, HoChiMinh and being a Chinese invader) when spotting him.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: Agent Oranchov in DAH!2 the second game kick-starts the plot by attacking destroying the Mothership, and backing Coyote Bongwater, but on the first mission in Albion, he's infected by spores and turned into a Blisk mutant.



* FourStarBadass: Armquist, who is essentially a [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed parody of]] UsefulNotes/DouglasMacArthur. It's also worth noting that he actually views the Furons as a real threat to America in comparison to the entirety of the Majestic.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Crypto's voice is a not-so-subtle Creator/JackNicholson impression. Parodied in the third game, where Crypto body-snatches a Jack Nicholson expy and has a habit of zapping him while [[HypocriticalHumor complaining about how his voice is grating.]]

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: NoCelebritiesWereHarmed:
* As mentioned above, Armquist is based on UsefulNotes/DouglasMacArthur.
*
Crypto's voice is a not-so-subtle Creator/JackNicholson impression. Parodied in the third game, where Crypto body-snatches a Jack Nicholson expy and has a habit of zapping him while [[HypocriticalHumor complaining about how his voice is grating.]]



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Crypto to [[spoiler:Shama Llama after Shama tries to make himself the face of the cult. Arkvoodle agrees with Crypto, and the cult disbands afterwards]].

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness:
** Agent Oranchov gives a slightly downplayed version of this when his mook, Coyote Bongwater, is defeated and is moments away from being killed by Crypto.
**
Crypto does this to [[spoiler:Shama Llama Llama]] after Shama tries to make himself the face of the cult. Arkvoodle agrees with Crypto, and the cult disbands afterwards]].latter goes against him.
6th Mar '17 1:00:12 AM Arivne
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* ThrowABarrelAtIt: During Crypto's battle with General Armquist, Armquist will use his mecha suit to attack Crypto by throwing barrels of gasoline at him.
6th Mar '17 12:47:28 AM Arivne
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* JetPack: Crypto's suit has a built-in jet pack that can pop out and allow him to fly around.
25th Feb '17 6:54:30 AM SkylaNoivern
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** One of the areas in the game, Rockwell, is a thinly veiled parody of Rockwell, but only by name. In the "Salad Days" commentary, Pox claims the town after the invasion began to respect alien culture, parodying Roswell's alien culture.

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** One of the areas in the game, Rockwell, is a thinly veiled parody of Rockwell, Roswell, but only by name. In the "Salad Days" commentary, Pox claims the town after the invasion began to respect alien culture, parodying Roswell's alien culture.
23rd Feb '17 5:33:22 PM SkylaNoivern
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** One of the areas in the game, Rockwell, is a thinly veiled parody of Rockwell, but only by name. In the "Salad Days" commentary, Pox claims the town after the invasion began to respect alien culture, parodying Roswell's alien culture.



* StrawFeminist: [[spoiler:Silhouette]] exaggerates and parodies this trope. For someone who [[spoiler:disguises herself as a man to make the agents take herself seriously]], she assumes the Furons can't conquer the world without having women (Later averted in Path of the Furon, where female Furons appear) and believes she makes less money than a man would. Not only that, but she genuinely wants to take over the world. If you scan the thought of a Majestic agent earlier, he mentions that he most likely got his job from hitting on her at a Christmas party.



* TakeOverTheWorld: Not what Crypto set out to do, but it does make it much easier to get human DNA.

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* TakeOverTheWorld: Crypto managing to guise as President Huffman. Not what Crypto set out to do, but it does make it much easier to get human DNA.DNA.
** Basically what Silhouette wants to do according to her thoughts.


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** After the ending of the first game, we never see President Huffman again. Downplayed, as Huffman is mentioned to still be president by the time the second game roles around. Pox also mentions cloning Huffman after Crypto lost interest in controlling the government.
22nd Feb '17 7:20:49 PM gewunomox
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** A passing reference to SteelyDan is made during the cutscene in "Where Have All The Flower Children Gone?", when Coyote Bongwater is finishing his meditation session with two female hippies.

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** A passing reference to SteelyDan Music/SteelyDan is made during the cutscene in "Where Have All The Flower Children Gone?", when Coyote Bongwater is finishing his meditation session with two female hippies.
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