History VideoGame / FreedomForce

2nd May '16 6:16:49 AM DelShiftB
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* CutsceneDrop: In certain interrogations (e.g. during ''The Voice of Doom''), the party gets teleported to a specific location for the cutscene to play properly. The most notable is all four team members teleporting into the cutscene ambush, and after said ambush, being teleported behind a church nowhere near the ambush (even if you defeat all enemies at the ambush area.)
17th Mar '16 3:13:07 PM DelShiftB
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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:The Ant, Microwave]].

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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:The Ant, Microwave]].The Ant [[spoiler:who was subject to mind control]], and Microwave [[spoiler:before being reprogrammed]].


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* SetAMookToKillAMook:
** Enemies may sometimes receive the enraged, hypnotized or possessed condition, which forced them to attack their allies (or randeom targets.)
** In the final mission, [[spoiler:Microwave]] can force one set of enemies to fight against each other.
8th Jan '16 5:15:53 PM nombretomado
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Not to be confused with the NES Zapper game of the same name, by Sunsoft. Also not to be confused with the MarvelComics team by that name, who were really just the paroled [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Brotherhood of Evil Mutants]] with the second SpiderWoman (and a couple of aged fourth-stringers) [[TokenGoodTeammate thrown in]].

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Not to be confused with the NES Zapper game of the same name, by Sunsoft. Also not to be confused with the MarvelComics team by that name, who were really just the paroled [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen Brotherhood of Evil Mutants]] with the second SpiderWoman ComicBook/SpiderWoman (and a couple of aged fourth-stringers) [[TokenGoodTeammate thrown in]].
3rd Jan '16 9:13:38 AM starofjusticev21
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* CatchPhrase: Lots and lots and lots and lots and lots. "Rings of Rexxor!", "RightMakesMight!", "It's ant-tastic!"

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* CatchPhrase: Lots and lots and lots and lots and lots. It ''is'' a 60's superhero team, after all. "Rings of Rexxor!", "RightMakesMight!", "It's ant-tastic!"
19th Dec '15 5:31:27 PM nombretomado
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*** Liberty Lad has SheHulk's origin story.

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*** Liberty Lad has SheHulk's ComicBook/SheHulk's origin story.
3rd Dec '15 9:52:36 AM Nohbody
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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: It might surprise some people that the company that made ''Freedom Force'' is the same company that made ''SWAT 4, VideoGame/SystemShock2'', and the ''Franchise/BioShock'' franchise.

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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: It might surprise some people that the company that made ''Freedom Force'' is the same company that made ''SWAT 4, VideoGame/SystemShock2'', and the ''Franchise/BioShock'' ''VideoGame/BioShock'' franchise.
1st May '15 8:59:13 PM Angeldeb82
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''Freedom Force'' is a two-game series of single-player tactical {{RPG}} games made by Creator/IrrationalGames, and a homage to the SilverAge of superhero comics. It harkens back to the good old days when superheroes were all ''real'' [[TheCape paragons of heroism]], supervillains were all ''real'' {{Card Carrying Villain}}s, and flying nazi [[BrainInAJar brains]] with EyeBeams were ''real'' flying nazi [[BrainInAJar brains]] with EyeBeams. [[UnsoundEffect And signs showing]] '''[[UnsoundEffect *BIFF*]]''' [[UnsoundEffect showed up whenever characters landed a punch]].

''Freedom Force'', as well as its OddlyNamedSequel ''Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich'', follows the adventures of the eponymous FreedomForce, a team of superheroes given various powers by ImportedAlienPhlebotinum "Energy X" introduced to the planet by Lord Dominion, a GalacticConqueror who tried to conquer Earth by giving bad people superpowers and letting civilization tear itself apart. By the actions of heroic alien Mentor, one shipment of Energy X was instead scattered randomly over Patriot City, America, where it [[ContrivedCoincidence conveniently empowered people who turned out to be superhero material]]. Over the two games, the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters of Freedom Force took on (amongst other things) such diverse enemies as communists, giant ants, dinosaurs, giant robots, self-copying criminal masterminds, alien invasions, satyrs, time travelers, the third reich, and a RealityWarper.

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''Freedom Force'' is a two-game series of single-player tactical {{RPG}} games made by Creator/IrrationalGames, and a homage to [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks the SilverAge Silver Age of superhero comics. comics]]. It harkens back to the good old days when superheroes were all ''real'' [[TheCape paragons of heroism]], supervillains were all ''real'' {{Card Carrying Villain}}s, and flying nazi [[BrainInAJar brains]] with EyeBeams were ''real'' flying nazi [[BrainInAJar brains]] Nazi {{brain|InAJar}}s with EyeBeams. [[UnsoundEffect And signs showing]] '''[[UnsoundEffect *BIFF*]]''' [[UnsoundEffect showed up whenever characters landed a punch]].

punch.]].

''Freedom Force'', as well as its OddlyNamedSequel {{Oddly Named Sequel|2ElectricBoogaloo}} ''Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich'', follows the adventures of the eponymous FreedomForce, Freedom Force, a team of superheroes given various powers by ImportedAlienPhlebotinum "Energy X" introduced to the planet by Lord Dominion, a GalacticConqueror who tried to conquer Earth by giving bad people superpowers and letting civilization tear itself apart. By the actions of heroic alien Mentor, one shipment of Energy X was instead scattered randomly over Patriot City, America, where it [[ContrivedCoincidence conveniently empowered people who turned out to be superhero material]]. Over the two games, the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters of Freedom Force took on (amongst other things) such diverse enemies as communists, giant ants, dinosaurs, giant robots, self-copying criminal masterminds, alien invasions, satyrs, time travelers, the third reich, and a RealityWarper.



* AGodAmI: [[spoiler:Entropy]].
** [[spoiler:Timemaster]]



* AnIceSuit: The fur trimmed outfits worn by the villain Nuclear Winter and his henchladies.



* CaptainEthnic: There are plenty of examples, but El Diablo the team's latino pyrokinetic is one of the earliest and most obvious.

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* CaptainEthnic: There are plenty of examples, but El Diablo the team's latino Latino pyrokinetic is one of the earliest and most obvious.



* DoingItForTheArt: the mad architect Mr Mechanical.

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* DoingItForTheArt: the In-universe: The mad architect Mr Mechanical.



* EasilyThwartedAlienInvasion: The Domain's alien soldiers are "Thin Skinned". Meaning they are vulnerable to Piercing damage. Meaning they are vulnerable to ''bullets''. Meaning, a squad of ordinary [[PoliceAreUseless police officers]] can [[CurbstompBattle tear through them like butter]]. And these are the aliens that ''conquered the entire Multiverse''.

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* EasilyThwartedAlienInvasion: The Domain's alien soldiers are "Thin Skinned". Meaning they are vulnerable to Piercing damage. Meaning they are vulnerable to ''bullets''. Meaning, a squad of ordinary [[PoliceAreUseless police officers]] can [[CurbstompBattle [[CurbStompBattle tear through them like butter]]. And these are the aliens that ''conquered the entire Multiverse''.



** The Ant is pretty much SpiderMan, for instance, with ant-related powers like burrowing and super-strength and gadgets that shoot acid. The ant motif may be slightly inspired by Ant-Man, as well.

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** The Ant is pretty much SpiderMan, Franchise/SpiderMan, for instance, with ant-related powers like burrowing and super-strength and gadgets that shoot acid. The ant motif may be slightly inspired by Ant-Man, as well.



** Quetzalcoatl is a cross between Thor, Captain Marvel and the almost forgotten El Dorado, plus Firestorm's shared consciousness, and his origins are similar to SpiderMan's.

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** Quetzalcoatl is a cross between Thor, Captain Marvel and the almost forgotten El Dorado, plus Firestorm's shared consciousness, and his origins are similar to SpiderMan's.Franchise/SpiderMan's.



** Most likely coincidental, Tricolour has a background similar to that of classic Kamen Riders, [[Film/{{Kamen Rider ZX}} Z-Cross]] in particular.

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** Most likely coincidental, Tricolour has a background similar to that of classic Kamen Riders, [[Film/{{Kamen Rider ZX}} [[Film/KamenRiderZX Z-Cross]] in particular.



* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Alchemiss]]

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* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Alchemiss]][[spoiler:Alchemiss.]]



* FinalSpeech: Defied in ''Freedom Force versus the Third Reich''. [[spoiler:Red Sun attempts one. Entropy [[YouHaveFailedMe kills him mid-speech]]]].

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* FinalSpeech: Defied in ''Freedom Force versus the Third Reich''. [[spoiler:Red Sun attempts one. Entropy [[YouHaveFailedMe kills him mid-speech]]]].mid-speech]].]]



* AGodAmI: [[spoiler:Entropy.]]
** [[spoiler:Timemaster.]]



* GratuitousSpanish: El Diablo

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* GratuitousSpanish: El DiabloDiablo.



* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: The Ant has a Shove attack, which can knock an enemy back but does no damage. Increasing the power of a shove just knocks back an enemy farther. What purpose does this serve, you ask? Well, see, on [[VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon some maps]], there are bottomless pits...Like the BossRush during the last couple levels. You can also hurt folks by shoving them off buildings. Alchemiss had a similar power, which didn't require you to get up close to the enemy.

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* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: The Ant has a Shove attack, which can knock an enemy back but does no damage. Increasing the power of a shove just knocks back an enemy farther. What purpose does this serve, you ask? Well, see, on [[VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon some maps]], there are bottomless pits...Like the BossRush during the last couple levels. You can also hurt folks by shoving them off buildings. Alchemiss had a similar power, which didn't require you to get up close to the enemy.



* AnIceSuit: Nuclear Winter.

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* AnIceSuit: Nuclear Winter. Also, the fur trimmed outfits worn by the villain Nuclear Winter and his henchladies.



** Well Sukhov was already a presumably high ranking Russian secret agent so it makes sense for him to have a bunch of flunkies at his command. As for their ice based weaponry, it was probably supplied by Lord Dominion [[spoiler:or Timemaster.]]

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** Well Well, Sukhov was already a presumably high ranking Russian secret agent so it makes sense for him to have a bunch of flunkies at his command. As for their ice based weaponry, it was probably supplied by Lord Dominion [[spoiler:or Timemaster.]]Timemaster]].



* LargeHam: Minuteman, though since the game is based on the SilverAge, there are quite a number of others.

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* LargeHam: Minuteman, though since the game is based on the SilverAge, [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]], there are quite a number of others.



** Red Sun also quallifies. Unless ordered otherwise, cutting up and burning down everthing in his way is his default ''modus operandi''. He doesn't even care if he dies in the process, as he apparently has an [[WeHaveReserves infinite number of]] [[SendInTheClones clones]].

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** Red Sun also quallifies. Unless ordered otherwise, cutting up and burning down everthing everything in his way is his default ''modus operandi''. He doesn't even care if he dies in the process, as he apparently has an [[WeHaveReserves infinite number of]] [[SendInTheClones clones]].



* PyrrhicVictory: Timemaster is defeated, but at the cost of [[spoiler:stranding Man-Bot in the celestial Clock, forcing him to face the Wraiths of Chaos for all eternity.]] Poor guy, 'cause when [[spoiler:Alchemiss rescues him the entire universe is put in peril and he loses Alchemiss permanently.]] He just can't catch a break.

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* PyrrhicVictory: Timemaster is defeated, but at the cost of [[spoiler:stranding Man-Bot in the celestial Clock, forcing him to face the Wraiths of Chaos for all eternity.]] eternity]]. Poor guy, 'cause when [[spoiler:Alchemiss rescues him the entire universe is put in peril and he loses Alchemiss permanently.]] permanently]]. He just can't catch a break.



** This gets pointed out/lampshaded by Man-Bot. Apparently Timemaster [[ItsAllAboutMe doesn't mind.]]

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** This gets pointed out/lampshaded by Man-Bot. Apparently Timemaster [[ItsAllAboutMe doesn't mind.]]mind]].



* QuirkyBard: Quite a few characters do not really pay off leveling when compared to others. The Bard is just a literal example.



* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: It might surprize some people that the company that made FreedomForce is the same company that made ''SWAT 4, VideoGame/SystemShock2'', and the ''Franchise/BioShock'' franchise.

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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: It might surprize surprise some people that the company that made FreedomForce ''Freedom Force'' is the same company that made ''SWAT 4, VideoGame/SystemShock2'', and the ''Franchise/BioShock'' franchise.



* SpockSpeak: Mentor.
* SpoonyBard: Quite a few characters do not really pay off leveling when compared to others. The Bard is just a literal example.

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* SpockSpeak: Mentor.
* SpoonyBard: Quite a few characters do not really pay off leveling when compared to others. The Bard is just a literal example.
Mentor.



* ThatManIsDead: And quite literally too. "Where [[StevenUlyssesPerhero Nathan Graves]] once stood, [[AC:[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6avH3_8FYQ&feature=related only Tombstone remains.]]]]

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* ThatManIsDead: And quite literally too. "Where [[StevenUlyssesPerhero Nathan Graves]] once stood, [[AC:[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6avH3_8FYQ&feature=related only Tombstone remains.]]]]remains]].]]



* [[UselessUsefulSpell Useless Useful Superpower]]: Abilities like Tunnel Travel and Teleport Self are really useful to bypass obstacles and get in good positions for boss battles, but little else.

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* [[UselessUsefulSpell Useless {{Useless Useful Superpower]]: S|pell}}uperpower: Abilities like Tunnel Travel and Teleport Self are really useful to bypass obstacles and get in good positions for boss battles, but little else.
14th Apr '15 5:45:10 PM nombretomado
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* NinetiesAntiHero: Tombstone. One-person DarkAge, no less.

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* NinetiesAntiHero: Tombstone. One-person DarkAge, [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Dark Age]], no less.
17th Feb '15 1:22:23 PM RokuroCarisu
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** Red Sun also quallifies. Unless ordered otherwise, cutting up and burning down everthing in his way is his default ''modus operandi''. He doesn't even care if he dies in the process, as he apparently has an [[WeHaveReserves infinite number of]] [[SendInTheClones clones]].
*** [[spoiler: Until Entropy killed the last one.]]



** The Bard was always a poetry nut.
** Perhaps the most extreme example; Green Genie just wanted to live freely and happily. Energy X not only gave her the powers to do so (altering reality), but it also pretty much ''inverted'' her personality in the process.

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** The Bard was always a an extreme poetry nut.
** Perhaps the most extreme example; Green Genie just wanted to live freely and happily. Energy X not only gave her the powers to do so (altering reality), (by ''altering reality''), but it also pretty much ''inverted'' her personality in the process.



** Blitzkrieg, former secret agent and Nazi sympathizer, just wanted to have total control over ''everyone and everything''.
** Fortissimo seems to have been a big fan of opera.
** Red Sun has a desire to bring glorious death and destruction over his enemies, more than a single man normally could.

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** Blitzkrieg, former secret agent and Nazi sympathizer, just wanted to have total control over ''everyone and everything''.
** Fortissimo seems to have been is obviously a big fan of opera.
opera, despite his own abysmal singing skills.
** Red Sun has a desire to bring [[WarIsGlorious glorious death and destruction destruction]] over his enemies, more than a single man normally could.
17th Feb '15 12:49:42 PM RokuroCarisu
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* PersonalityPowers: True to the '60's ClicheStorm, most characters have Energy X abilities that are related to their personality in some way.

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* PersonalityPowers: True to the '60's ClicheStorm, most characters have Energy X abilities that are related to their personality in some way. Their defining personality traits also tend to become a lot stronger after being infused with Energy X.



** Iron Ox; a BoisterousBruiser MadeOfIron. Energy X just took him to the next level.
** The Bard was always a poetry nut.
** Perhaps the most extreme example; Green Genie just wanted to live freely and happily. Energy X not only gave her the powers to do so (altering reality), but it also pretty much ''inverted'' her personality in the process.



** Deja Vú apparently suffered from multiple personality disorder.

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** Deja Vú apparently suffered from multiple personality disorder.



** Blitzkrieg, former secret agent and Nazi sympathizer, just wanted to have ''everything'' under his control.
** Fortissimo seems to have been a big opera fan.
** Red Sun sought to bring death and destruction over his enemies, more than a single man possibly could.

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** Blitzkrieg, former secret agent and Nazi sympathizer, just wanted to have ''everything'' under his control.
total control over ''everyone and everything''.
** Fortissimo seems to have been a big opera fan.
fan of opera.
** Red Sun sought has a desire to bring glorious death and destruction over his enemies, more than a single man possibly normally could.
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