History VideoGame / EmperorBattleForDune

11th Aug '17 7:47:54 PM FateStayWho
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* ArsonMurderAndAdmiration: Our introduction to the Harkonnen. Copec sucks up to Rakan praising him as the future emperor, but the Baron states he knows his son is just waiting for him to die. And then rhetorically asks Gunseng if he could have asked for more suitable heir.



* AxCrazy: The Harkonnen leadership. The Baron's sons are so violent that they throw a fit over not getting the chance to torture leaders of rival houses.



* BadassBaritone: Duke Achillus, being played by Michael Dorn.



* BadBoss: House Harkonnen and Ordos proudly wear this as a hat. The intro shows that both of them pulled a YouHaveFailedMe on your predecessor and do the same to you if you do if you preform poorly. The Harkonnen are especially brutal, Rakan after seeing the player character says to his mentat "if this one preforms as badly as the last one I'll have you strangled along with him." [[spoiler: After the betrayal of the Guild leaves them stranded on an enemy's home planet, either of the Baron's sons threaten to kill their mentat unless he quickly comes up with a way off the planet.]] Gunseng is especially brutal, if the player attacks the Ordos homeworld, he demands the soldiers who burned down the Executrix's great hall be brought him so can torture them as punishment for denying him the opportunity to torture the Executrix.
* BenevolentBoss: Duke Achillus. Unlike Rakan and the Executrix, he is not bringing in a new strategist because he killed the old one and isn't dismissive of the player on first sight. If the player does do poorly, he threatens to replace instead of kill them, though due to distrust with the Freemen caused by the player's failures, [[GoodIsNotNice he hands the player over to the Freemen as a gesture of goodwill]]. and when his mentat feels guilt over [[spoiler: not seeing the Guild's betrayal, he tells him to get a hold of himself and that



* ColourCodedArmies: The Atreides are blue, the Harkonnens are red and the Ordos are green. This more stereotypical colour scheme is different to that seen in the book (and faithfully represented by the David Lynch film) in which the Atreides wear green with a red hawk symbol and the Harkonnens wear blue with a gryphon symbol. The game also substitutes that gryphon with a more stereotypically 'evil' ram's head, since the designers used ''The Litertaure/DuneEncyclopedia''as a resource. (The Encyclopedia erroneously has the Harkonnen symbol a ram).

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* ColourCodedArmies: The Atreides are blue, the Harkonnens are red and the Ordos are green. This more stereotypical colour color scheme is different to that seen in the book (and faithfully represented by the David Lynch film) in which the Atreides wear green with a red hawk symbol and the Harkonnens wear blue with a gryphon symbol. The game also substitutes that gryphon with a more stereotypically stereo-typically 'evil' ram's head, since the designers used ''The Litertaure/DuneEncyclopedia''as a resource. (The Encyclopedia erroneously has the Harkonnen symbol a ram).



* TheEngineer: Used to capture and repair structures. The Harkonnen version carries a [[CherryTapping pistol]] for self-defence.

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* TheEngineer: Used to capture and repair structures. The Harkonnen version carries a [[CherryTapping pistol]] for self-defence.self-defense.
* EvilIsHammy: House Harkonnen, specifically the Baron and his sons.



%%* FragileSpeedster: Ordos units, with the exception of their "Kobra" artillery tank.

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%%* * FragileSpeedster: Ordos units, with the exception of their "Kobra" artillery tank.



* GenreBlind: House Ordos, of all people. They trust the Tleilaxu ''much'' more than the other factions. Their technology is also unsuited to Dune warfare, as they rely heavily on shields for defence, whose vibrations attract sandworms.

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* GenreBlind: House Ordos, of all people. They trust the Tleilaxu ''much'' more than the other factions. Their technology is also unsuited to Dune warfare, as they rely heavily on shields for defence, defense, whose vibrations attract sandworms.



* HeavilyArmoredMook: Sardaukar, the most durable infantry in the game.



* KillItWithFire: A favourite tactic of House Harkonnen; they have both flamethrower infantry and flame tanks, both of which are capable of instantly killing infantry. The latter is also very effective against buildings and massed Tleilaxu units. For whatever reason, Inkvine fluid also sets infantry on fire.

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* KillItWithFire: A favourite favorite tactic of House Harkonnen; they have both flamethrower infantry and flame tanks, both of which are capable of instantly killing infantry. The latter is also very effective against buildings and massed Tleilaxu units. For whatever reason, Inkvine fluid also sets infantry on fire.



* PuppetKing: The Ordos' plan to is install a Ghola made in the image of the late Emperor Corrino, rather than ruling directly like Harkonnen and the Atreides.



** Gunseng... Really isn't much better at that point. At least he directs his violence ''at'' someone instead of just jumping around throwing a tantrum. That said, Gunseng directs his violence against his underlings, while Copec recognises that he can have a [[ExpendableClone Ghola]] of his intended victims made instead.

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** Gunseng... Really isn't much better at that point. At least he directs his violence ''at'' someone instead of just jumping around throwing a tantrum. That said, Gunseng directs his violence against his underlings, while Copec recognises recognizes that he can have a [[ExpendableClone Ghola]] of his intended victims made instead.
6th May '17 5:05:51 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreSavvy: House Ordos again. They have no other choice, considering that their military might doesn't even compare to that of the Atreides or the Harkonnen. Also, for all their trust towards the Tleilaxu, they are the only ones prepared when the Tleilaxu make their move.
14th Apr '17 4:49:28 PM DracMonster
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* EvilVersusEvil: In the Harkonnen storyline, the brothers Copec and Gunseng are constantly at each others' throats. When Copec poisons their father, they go to war over who leads the house. You have to choose which to support.


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* ALighterShadeOfBlack: Gunseng and Copec are both ruthlessly brutal, but Gunseng isn't a FatBastard and tends to treat you somewhat more respectfully. He promises rewards for backing him in the civil war, whereas Copec threatens you, and ''continues'' threatening you even after you help him secure the throne.
1st Apr '17 3:36:15 AM Grudgeal
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* FactionCalculus: Harkonnen are Brute Force (individually powerful but very tactically straight-forward units), Atreides are Elite (endurable units whose veterans can be sent back to base to promote future units of the same kind) and Ordos are Subversive (weak individual units but with a lot of tactical options).

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* FactionCalculus: Harkonnen are Brute Force (individually powerful but very tactically straight-forward units), Atreides are Elite Balanced (endurable and tactically flexible units whose veterans can be sent back to base to promote future units of the same kind) and Ordos are Subversive (weak individual units but with a lot of tactical options).
1st Apr '17 3:35:03 AM Grudgeal
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* FactionCalculus

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* FactionCalculusFactionCalculus: Harkonnen are Brute Force (individually powerful but very tactically straight-forward units), Atreides are Elite (endurable units whose veterans can be sent back to base to promote future units of the same kind) and Ordos are Subversive (weak individual units but with a lot of tactical options).
1st Apr '17 3:29:37 AM Grudgeal
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* AutobotsRockOut: The Harkonnen soundtrack consists almost entirely of heavy metal guitar riffs.
29th Dec '16 11:06:26 AM nombretomado
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* {{Expy}}: Numerous characters are intentionally modeled after the DavidLynch movie. The Atreides mentat's appearance and mannerisms resemble Thufir Havat. Rakan Harkonnen is a less insane version of Vladimir Harkonnen. Gunseng is Feyd-Rautha while Copec is a ''more'' psychopathic Rabban from the movie.

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* {{Expy}}: Numerous characters are intentionally modeled after the DavidLynch Creator/DavidLynch movie. The Atreides mentat's appearance and mannerisms resemble Thufir Havat. Rakan Harkonnen is a less insane version of Vladimir Harkonnen. Gunseng is Feyd-Rautha while Copec is a ''more'' psychopathic Rabban from the movie.
26th Dec '16 10:00:36 AM Gosicrystal
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* ExperiencePoints: Your units earn them. Atreides infantry that reach maximum level can be sent back into their barracks; the unit is LostForever but all subsequently produced units of that type start with an extra level. Do this multiple times to be able to produce elite units on command.

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* ExperiencePoints: Your units earn them. Atreides infantry that reach maximum level can be sent back into their barracks; the unit is LostForever [[PermanentlyMissableContent lost forever]] but all subsequently produced units of that type start with an extra level. Do this multiple times to be able to produce elite units on command.
13th Dec '16 11:03:25 AM GentleMart
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** Gunseng... Really isn't much better at that point. At least he directs his violence ''at'' someone instead of just jumping around throwing a tantrum. That said, Gunseng directs his violence against his underlings, while Copec recognises that he can have a [[ExpendableClone Gola]] of his intended victims made instead.

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** Gunseng... Really isn't much better at that point. At least he directs his violence ''at'' someone instead of just jumping around throwing a tantrum. That said, Gunseng directs his violence against his underlings, while Copec recognises that he can have a [[ExpendableClone Gola]] Ghola]] of his intended victims made instead.
13th Dec '16 10:54:42 AM GentleMart
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** Gunseng... Really isn't much better at that point. At least he directs his violence ''at'' someone instead of just jumping around throwing a tantrum.

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** Gunseng... Really isn't much better at that point. At least he directs his violence ''at'' someone instead of just jumping around throwing a tantrum. That said, Gunseng directs his violence against his underlings, while Copec recognises that he can have a [[ExpendableClone Gola]] of his intended victims made instead.



** The Atreides leader, Duke Achilus delivers one before the mission where you attack an e

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** The Atreides leader, Duke Achilus delivers one before the mission where you attack an eEmperor Worm.
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