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2nd Feb '17 10:10:27 AM Alangme
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* Idiot Ball: in F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate, so your enemy's trying to steal your mother's DNA to clone and experimente with it and a guy's trying to stop him... The obvious solution for Fettel is to move all your soldiers to fight the good guy.
1st Jan '17 3:56:53 PM Kadorhal
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* EasterEgg: There's a bit in ''Project Origin'' where you fight from a school stage that was interrupted mid-play. You can hide behind a cardboard donkey, and the Armacham soldiers will immediately say "The ass! He's behind the ass!"

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* EasterEgg: EasterEgg:
** Near the end of the original, checking out an area behind a flaming gas leak the player never actually has to deal with to finish the level leads to not only one of the final health boosters in the game, but a room with a radio playing a news report ("Five car pile-up on Maritropa route five when a completely chromed motorcycle entered traffic, apparently blinding several motorists") and then the theme song from ''VideoGame/ShogoMobileArmorDivision''.
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There's a bit in ''Project Origin'' where you fight from a school stage that was interrupted mid-play. You can hide behind a cardboard donkey, and the Armacham soldiers will immediately say "The ass! He's behind the ass!"
1st Jan '17 3:27:19 PM Kadorhal
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--> '''Holiday''': Cities don't evacuate this quickly.

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--> -->'''Jin:''' There must have been [[NukeEm a radioactive element to the Origin explosion]], and the city was evacuated.\\
'''Holiday''': Cities don't evacuate empty this quickly.quick.



* {{Gorn}}: ''Sweet Christmas''. ''F.E.A.R. 3'' in particular rivals ''SoldierOfFortune'' in terms of gibs.

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* {{Gorn}}: ''Sweet Christmas''. ''F.E.A.R. 3'' in particular rivals ''SoldierOfFortune'' ''VideoGame/SoldierOfFortune'' in terms of gibs.



** Literally any weapon in the entire series is capable of doing this to enemies when you're using bullet time. Seems kind of appropriate, given one of Monolith's [[VideoGame/{{Blood}} prior FPS games]] that introduced the engine this game uses, but it still gets ridiculous when you can turn a Replica soldier into a fine red mist with a single bullet to the foot.

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** Literally any Basically every weapon in at least the entire series first game is capable of doing this to enemies when you're using with the right combo of bullet time. time and/or enough damage already dealt to that enemy. Seems kind of appropriate, given one of Monolith's [[VideoGame/{{Blood}} prior FPS games]] that introduced the engine this game series uses, but it still gets ridiculous when you can turn a Replica soldier into a fine red mist with a single bullet to the foot.



* MeleeATrois: Put together, the whole plot of ''F.E.A.R.'' from ''1'' to ''3'' is a fight between the U.S. Military (F.E.A.R. and 1st S.F.O.D.-D.), the Armacham Technology Corporation, the Replica battalion, Alma's apparitions and cultists, the Creep, and, if you count ''F.E.A.R.: Perseus Mandate'', Senator David Hoyle's hired Nightcrawlers. Owing to ArtificialStupidity, any firefights between computer-controlled soldiers would be a simple exchange of bullets and nothing else.

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* MeleeATrois: Put together, the whole plot of ''F.E.A.R.'' from ''1'' to ''3'' is a fight between the U.S. Military (F.E.A.R. and 1st S.F.O.D.-D.), the Armacham Technology Corporation, the Replica battalion, Alma's apparitions and cultists, the Creep, and, if you count ''F.E.A.R.: Perseus Mandate'', Senator David Hoyle's hired Nightcrawlers. Owing to ArtificialStupidity, however, any firefights between computer-controlled soldiers would be either a simple exchange of bullets and nothing else.between the two, or all of them [[GangUpOnTheHuman ignoring each other to focus on you]].



* MusicalSpoiler: The scare chords seem to give away more scares than they create in ''Project Origin''.

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* MusicalSpoiler: The scare chords seem to give away more scares than they create in ''Project Origin''. Not that the first game and especially the expansions didn't have their own issues with scare chords accompanying scares that you just plain can't see from where they're triggered from.



* NoodleIncident: ''Perseus Mandate'' hints that F.E.A.R. used to have had hard times doing their work. This one incident is only referred to as 'Amarillo', and according to Chen's opinion, even getting dragged into the dark and almost being mauled by Shades isn't quite as bad as it was. Betters has a few words about it as well:
-->'''Betters''': I want him taken into custody. That means ''alive''...I don't want a repeat of Amarillo.\\

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* NoodleIncident: ''Perseus Mandate'' hints that F.E.A.R. used to have had hard times doing their work. This one incident is only referred to as 'Amarillo', and according to Chen's opinion, even getting dragged into the dark and almost being mauled to death by Shades isn't quite as bad as it was. Betters has a few words about it as well:
-->'''Betters''': I want him [Morrison] taken into custody. That means ''alive''... I don't want a repeat of Amarillo.\\
28th Dec '16 7:57:31 PM Kadorhal
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** The Sergeant from ''Perseus Mandate'' actually has a full model, face included, though as with the base game, you can never actually see much more than your arms and legs. Interestingly enough, he's black.
* FacelessGoons: The Replica. Turns out later on that there is a [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100117075000/fear/images/thumb/d/dd/Replica_Unmasked.jpg/250px-Replica_Unmasked.jpg very good reason for this]] (though it's not certain if it's a widespread thing).

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** The Sergeant from ''Perseus Mandate'' actually has a full model, [[http://fear.wikia.com/wiki/File:110601_1.jpg full]] [[http://fear.wikia.com/wiki/File:Hl2_2012-01-27_15-04-02-92.jpg model]], face included, though as with the base game, you can never actually see much more than your arms and legs. Interestingly enough, he's black.
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* FacelessGoons: The Replica. Turns out later on that there is a [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100117075000/fear/images/thumb/d/dd/Replica_Unmasked.jpg/250px-Replica_Unmasked.jpg very good reason for this]] (though it's not certain if it's a widespread thing).thing or if the specific ones you see unmasked had some sort of [[CloneDegeneration issue during cloning]]).



* FanDisservice: Alma walks around completely naked in her "adult" form, but all of the scenes involving her nudity are rather...''disturbing''. We also can't forget that [[spoiler: she ends up raping you.]] [[spoiler: And she's been ''dead'' for 20 years. And in the first game she's ''your mother''.]]

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* FanDisservice: Alma walks around completely naked in her "adult" form, but all of the scenes involving her nudity are rather...''disturbing''. We also can't forget that [[spoiler: she ends up raping you.]] [[spoiler: And she's been ''dead'' for 20 years. And in the first game she's ''your mother''.]]



* GangUpOnTheHuman: ''F.E.A.R. Online'''s co-op campaign has [=ATC=] Black Ops and Replica soldiers fighting alongside each other against the players. The reason for this is never elaborated on, given that the game takes place during ''F.E.A.R. 2'' when the two groups were hostile towards each other. Abominations and other "feral" enemies will still attack the [=ATC=], though.

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* GangUpOnTheHuman: ''F.E.A.R. Online'''s co-op campaign has [=ATC=] ATC Black Ops and Replica soldiers fighting alongside each other against the players. The reason for this is never elaborated on, given that the game takes place during ''F.E.A.R. 2'' when the two groups were hostile towards each other. Abominations and other "feral" enemies will still attack the [=ATC=], ATC, though.
28th Dec '16 3:28:29 PM Kadorhal
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* AKA47: Any weapon resembling a real one, especially those which aren't at the quirky {{BFG}} level.

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* AKA47: Any weapon resembling Primarily in the first game - such as an H&K [=SL8=] with a different rear sight and magazine as the "Rakow [=G2A2=]" - as later ones shifted more towards hybrids of two or more real one, especially those which aren't at guns than playing this completely straight. ''F.E.A.R. 3'' interestingly inverts this with its successor to the quirky {{BFG}} level.above [=G2A2=], a hybrid of the Bushmaster ACR and TDI Vector named the [[CoolGuns/BattleRifles G3A3]].



** This was almost averted- Vivendi retained the rights to the F.E.A.R name after Monolith dropped them as a publisher, so Monolith held a fan poll to choose a new name for the sequel, with ''Project Origin'' coming out on top. A few months before release, new publisher Warner Bros bought the F.E.A.R brand from Vivendi, and Project Origin was relegated to a subtitle.

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** This was almost averted- averted - Vivendi retained the rights to the F.E.A.R name after Monolith dropped them as a publisher, so Monolith held a fan poll to choose a new name for the sequel, with ''Project Origin'' coming out on top. A few months before release, new publisher Warner Bros bought the F.E.A.R brand from Vivendi, and Project Origin was relegated to a subtitle.



** ArtificialStupidity: ...except when it's a fight between two computer-controlled characters, probably because the A.I. has been built to respond specifically to actions undertaken by a human player. If, by any chance, the player sees two sides duking it out, it'll be nothing more than a simple exchange of bullets, the winner decided by the attrition of which side manages to put more bullets on target than the other first. The bad guys will more likely ignore your friends and go after you, assuming you show up in the same firefight.

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** ArtificialStupidity: ...except when it's a fight between two computer-controlled characters, probably because the A.I. has been built to respond specifically to actions undertaken by a human player. If, by any chance, the player sees two sides duking it out, out and manages to not gain their attention (at which point [[GangUpOnTheHuman everyone will gang up on the player]] for the above reasons), it'll be nothing more than a simple exchange of bullets, the winner decided by the attrition of which side manages to put more bullets on target than the other first. The bad guys will more likely ignore your friends and go after you, assuming you show up in the same firefight.



* AwesomeButImpractical: Typically applies to the {{BFG}}s, especially when you're talking about ammo abundance. As such, they generally suffer from TooAwesomeToUse. ''F.E.A.R. 2'''s FL-3 Laser and Type-12 Pulse Weapon are notorious examples, the former for its ammo hunger, which is only worsened by its poor aiming system and the latter for its extreme rarity.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: Typically applies to the {{BFG}}s, especially when you're talking about ammo abundance. As such, they generally suffer from TooAwesomeToUse. ''F.E.A.R. 2'''s FL-3 Laser and Type-12 Pulse Weapon are notorious examples, the former for its ammo hunger, which is only worsened by its poor aiming system and the latter for its extreme rarity.rarity and the fact that it straight-up disappears if you drop it.



* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:Project Origin allows Aristide to try to get her job back, and Alma pregnant with who is essentially the Anti-Christ. Yeah.]]

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* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:Project Origin allows Aristide to try to get her job back, and Alma pregnant with who is essentially the Anti-Christ. Yeah.]]



** ''F.E.A.R.: Extraction Point'' starts Point Man off without weapons, ostensibly justified by having just survived a nuclear explosion and a helicopter crash.

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** ''F.E.A.R.: Extraction Point'' starts Point Man off without weapons, ostensibly justified by having just survived a nuclear explosion and a helicopter crash. Less justified is that he also loses the benefits of any of the health or reflex boosters he acquired during the original game.



* BigBad: Alma, though Genevive Aristide really pushes it. ''F.E.A.R. 3'' casts a different light on the overarching narrative, painting [[spoiler: Paxton Fettel as the true BigBad]]. Non-canonically, Alma does help the Point Man repeatedly in ''Extraction Point'' by clearing away Replicas and leading the Point Man into areas to navigate his way to pick-up, or at least her child self does.

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* BigBad: Alma, though Genevive Aristide really pushes it. ''F.E.A.R. 3'' casts a different light on the overarching narrative, painting [[spoiler: Paxton Fettel as the true BigBad]].Big Bad]]. Non-canonically, Alma does help the Point Man repeatedly in ''Extraction Point'' by clearing away Replicas and leading the Point Man into areas to navigate his way to pick-up, or at least her child self does.



-->''Did I ever tell you about my brother? You remind me of him...I didn't like him either.''
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-->''I never met my brother, until the day..he killed me. *Eerie chuckle* We're a...complicated family...wouldn't you agree?''

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-->''Did I ever tell you about my brother? You remind me of him... I didn't like him either.''
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-->''I
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''I
never met my brother, until the day..day... he killed me. *Eerie chuckle* ''*Eerie chuckle*'' We're a...a... complicated family...family... wouldn't you agree?''



* BookEnds: One of the first things the player hears from Fettel in the first game is "They deserved to die. They ''all'' deserved to die." One of the last things Fettel says during TheStinger in the Point Man's ending is a repetition of those lines.

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* BookEnds: One of the first things the player hears from Fettel in the first game is "They deserved to die. They ''all'' deserved to die." One of the last things Fettel says during TheStinger in the Point Man's ending in the third game is a repetition of those lines.
18th Dec '16 8:02:07 AM Gosicrystal
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* [[spoiler: DeathByChildbirth:]] When [[spoiler: Alma finally gives birth in ''F.E.A.R. 3'', her body seems to burn away into red light, and she seems to relax and be at peace.]] It's not made clear if [[spoiler: Alma is actually ''gone'', however.]]

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* [[spoiler: DeathByChildbirth:]] DeathByChildbirth: When [[spoiler: Alma finally gives birth in ''F.E.A.R. 3'', her body seems to burn away into red light, and she seems to relax and be at peace.]] It's not made clear if [[spoiler: Alma is actually ''gone'', however.]]



* DownerEnding: Some of the games end this way, See KillEmAll below.
** [[spoiler:Paxton Fettel's ending in ''F.E.A.R. 3'' certainly qualifies.]]

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* DownerEnding: Some of the games end this way, See KillEmAll below.
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[[spoiler:Paxton Fettel's ending in ''F.E.A.R. 3'' certainly qualifies.]]



* TheDragon: Paxton Fettel.

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* %%* TheDragon: Paxton Fettel.



* EnemyMine [[spoiler: and SiblingTeam]]: The Point Man and Paxton Fettel team up in ''F.E.A.R. 3''. [[VillainProtagonist Fettel is playable in co-op.]]

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* EnemyMine [[spoiler: and SiblingTeam]]: EnemyMine: The Point Man and Paxton Fettel team up in ''F.E.A.R. 3''. [[VillainProtagonist Fettel is playable in co-op.]]



* FetusTerrible: [[spoiler: Alma gets preggo via Becket, who knows what she'll spawn]]. The official strategy guide claims it's the Antichrist.
** [[spoiler:Turns out it's actually pretty harmless. Both endings involve one of the two player characters adopting it as their own child, though one can only wonder how it'll turn out.]]
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* FetusTerrible: [[spoiler: Alma gets preggo via Becket, who knows what she'll spawn]]. The official strategy guide claims it's the Antichrist.
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Antichrist. [[spoiler:Turns out it's actually pretty harmless. Both endings involve one of the two player characters adopting it as their own child, though one can only wonder how it'll turn out.]]
* %%* {{Flashback}}



* [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty I Have You Now, My Handsome]]: A completely silent variant involving [[spoiler: Alma, toward Becket, when he's strapped into the Amplifier.]]

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* [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty I Have You Now, My Handsome]]: IHaveYouNowMyPretty: A completely silent variant involving [[spoiler: Alma, toward Becket, when he's strapped into the Amplifier.]]



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* KillEmAll: ''Extraction Point'' ends with [[spoiler:EVERYONE that survived the original game dead.]] ''Perseus Mandate'' ends on a more upbeat note; not only does almost everyone survive to the end and escape, but also [[spoiler: the ghost of the one guy that did die shows up and seems to say goodbye and congratulate you for making it.]]
** [[spoiler:Ditto for ''Project Origin''. By the endgame everyone in Becket's squad has been killed except Sergeant Morales, with the Lieutenant's fate up in the air, as she was gut-shot and bleeding out]].

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* KillEmAll: KillEmAll:
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''Extraction Point'' ends with [[spoiler:EVERYONE that survived the original game dead.]] ''Perseus Mandate'' ends on a more upbeat note; not only does almost everyone survive to the end and escape, but also [[spoiler: the ghost of the one guy that did die shows up and seems to say goodbye and congratulate you for making it.]]
** [[spoiler:Ditto for [[spoiler:In ''Project Origin''. By the endgame Origin'''s endgame, everyone in Becket's squad has been killed except Sergeant Morales, with the Lieutenant's fate up in the air, as she was gut-shot and bleeding out]].



* LargeHam: Colonel Richard Vanek.
-->''I don't care if it's King Tut! You fucking kill them!''

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* LargeHam: LargeHam:
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Colonel Richard Vanek.
-->''I --->''I don't care if it's King Tut! You fucking kill them!''



--> '''[[spoiler: Becket]]''': Horrible...she [[spoiler: raped me.]] Do you hear me, Armacham?! [[spoiler: [[PunctuatedForEmphasis SHE'S! FUCKING! PREGNANT!]]]]

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--> ---> '''[[spoiler: Becket]]''': Becket]]:''' Horrible...she [[spoiler: raped me.]] Do you hear me, Armacham?! [[spoiler: [[PunctuatedForEmphasis SHE'S! FUCKING! PREGNANT!]]]]



* {{Mood Whiplash}} [[spoiler:Latin chanting begins as you make your assault on the Amplifier, slaying dozens of Replica in your last ditch effort to destroy Alma, then you get in the APC and shoot a bunch of Replicants with the heavy machine gun to almost comical heavy metal, along with one of your squaddies cheering you on, yelling such taunts as "I hear bullets taste like chicken!" and "Sit the FUCK down!" , and then it swings straight back into Alma mind raping you.]]

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* {{Mood Whiplash}} MoodWhiplash: [[spoiler:Latin chanting begins as you make your assault on the Amplifier, slaying dozens of Replica in your last ditch effort to destroy Alma, then you get in the APC and shoot a bunch of Replicants with the heavy machine gun to almost comical heavy metal, along with one of your squaddies cheering you on, yelling such taunts as "I hear bullets taste like chicken!" and "Sit the FUCK down!" , and then it swings straight back into Alma mind raping you.]]



* [[OhCrap Oh, Crap!]]: [[spoiler:When you fight Col. Vanek in Project Origin, you have to button mash to fight him hand-to-hand. The final sequence has you force his own shotgun to his head. You are treated to a close up view of the state-of-the-art face control technology slowly make his expression go from homicidal rage to a pitiful, realistic look of total fear, and if you tap fast enough you blow off his head. Manage to keep tapping fast on seeing that face?]]

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* [[OhCrap Oh, Crap!]]: OhCrap: [[spoiler:When you fight Col. Vanek in Project Origin, you have to button mash to fight him hand-to-hand. The final sequence has you force his own shotgun to his head. You are treated to a close up view of the state-of-the-art face control technology slowly make his expression go from homicidal rage to a pitiful, realistic look of total fear, and if you tap fast enough you blow off his head. Manage to keep tapping fast on seeing that face?]]



* [[spoiler: [[LukeIAmYourFather Point Man I Am Your Mother]] ]]

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* [[spoiler: [[LukeIAmYourFather Point Man I Am Your Mother]] ]]%%* LukeIAmYourFather



* RegeneratingHealth: The Point Man, the Sergeant and Becket can regenerate back up 25 health points, although since this is only enough to survive 1 or 2 bullets, [[HealThyself picking up medkits and body armor]] is still the primary means of restoring lost health. Entirely averted in [[HarderThanHard Extreme difficulty]].

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* RegeneratingHealth: RegeneratingHealth:
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The Point Man, the Sergeant and Becket can regenerate back up 25 health points, although since this is only enough to survive 1 or 2 bullets, [[HealThyself picking up medkits and body armor]] is still the primary means of restoring lost health. Entirely averted in [[HarderThanHard Extreme difficulty]].



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8th Nov '16 4:42:22 PM lolface123
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** [[spoiler: Alma Wade is completely bonkers is this regard too. Every time she appears, she's barely holding herself back from killing someone and it doesn't take much for her to go over the edge and fry the meat off those unlucky to be around her.]]


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* EldritchAbomination: Alma warps reality, can turn people nuts with her very presence and evens spawns monstrosities as she goes.
3rd Nov '16 6:03:02 PM idontwanttosignup
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** Since ''Extraction Point'' is non-cannon, Sergeant Douglas Holiday is also a victim of this trope, as was Jin until she reappeared in the third game.
** Norton Mapes. [[spoiler: He is probably dead, but this is never confirmed.]] It should be noted that the non-cannon ''Extraction Point'' shows him to be still alive.

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** Since ''Extraction Point'' is non-cannon, non-canon, Sergeant Douglas Holiday is also a victim of this trope, as was Jin until she reappeared in the third game.
** Norton Mapes. [[spoiler: He is probably dead, but this is never confirmed.]] It should be noted that the non-cannon non-canon ''Extraction Point'' shows him to be still alive.
26th Sep '16 9:55:15 AM Folamh3
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* EvilLaugh: Paxton Fettel gets in a few good ones in ''F.E.A.R. 3''. He also chuckles evily any time he possesses an enemy.

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* EvilLaugh: Paxton Fettel gets in a few good ones in ''F.E.A.R. 3''. He also chuckles evily evilly any time he possesses an enemy.


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* ExpositoryGameplayLimitation: Some cutscenes afford the player the ability to rotate the camera, but nothing else.
19th Aug '16 5:19:24 AM REV6Pilot
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* GhostCity: With real ghosts! When Jin tries to come up with a rational explanation for the deserted city, Holiday says this: another points out that "Cities don't empty that fast".

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* GhostCity: With real ghosts! When Lampshaded in ''Extraction Point'' when Jin tries to come up with a rational explanation for the deserted city, Holiday says this: another points out that "Cities city.
--> '''Holiday''': Cities
don't empty that fast".evacuate this quickly.



* GoOutWithASmile: In the Point Man's ending for ''F.E.A.R. 3'', after [[spoiler: Alma gives birth and he picks up the newborn, she visibly relaxes and seems to be at peace, before disappearing.]]

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* GoOutWithASmile: In the Point Man's ending for ''F.E.A.R. 3'', after [[spoiler: Alma gives birth and he picks up the newborn, she visibly relaxes and seems to be at peace, before disappearing.]] disappearing]].



* HappyPlace: The recurring hill, tree, and swingset in ''Project Origin'' is the closest thing Alma has to one.
** You come across it in ''Project Origin''. It's a small, sad and sits in the corner of a small concrete ditch.
** If you walk up to it then Alma appears ''right behind you.'' Without any of the InterfaceScrew that is associated with the hallucinations.

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* HappyPlace: The recurring hill, tree, and swingset in ''Project Origin'' is the closest thing Alma has to one.
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one. You come across it in ''Project Origin''. It's a Origin'': it's small, sad and sits in the corner of a small concrete ditch.
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ditch. If you walk up to it then the swingset, [[JumpScare Alma appears ''right right behind you.'' Without you without any of the InterfaceScrew that is associated with the hallucinations.hallucinations]].
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