History VideoGame / FreedomForce

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]].]]

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

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

* PersonalityPowers: True to the '60's ClicheStorm, most characters have ** Iron Ox; a BoisterousBruiser MadeOfIron. Energy X abilities that are related just took him to their 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 some way. the process.

** Deja V apparently suffered from multiple personality disorder.
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** Deja V 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.
17th Feb '15 12:26:54 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. Minuteman was a patriot before he was a superhero, El Diablo was always HotBlooded, and so forth.
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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. ** Minuteman was always a patriot before and wished he was a superhero, still young and strong enough to help his country. ** Mentor laments his people turning evil and sought to change their way of thinking. ** El Diablo was always HotBlooded, HotBlooded. ** Man O'War used to be a fisherman and so forth. always loved the sea. ** Law and Order fought for justice against all odds well before they became superheroes. * Same goes for a number of villains: ** Shadow seeks to hide her face from the world - and to make the world's as ugly as hers. ** Deja V apparently suffered from multiple personality disorder. ** Time Master wished he could stop his own time from running out. *** Ironically, that would be the only aspect of time he couldn't gain control of. ** 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.
17th Feb '15 11:58:51 AM RokuroCarisu
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** Sea Urchin resembles Jubilee, being the BrattyHalfPint {{Sidekick}} of the rather gruff and edgy Man O'War. Oh, and her power is making acidic bubbles.
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** Sea Urchin resembles Jubilee, being a wielder of [[LethalJokeCharacter seemingly useless powers]] and the BrattyHalfPint {{Sidekick}} of the a rather gruff and edgy Man O'War. Oh, and her power is making acidic bubbles.hero.

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

* JapanesePoliteness: Red Sun.
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* JapanesePoliteness: Red Sun. But despite his knightly demeanour, he is far from above fighting dirty.

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* JapanesePoliteness: Red Sun.LethalJokeCharacter: Sea Urchin has rather low stats, weak melee attacks, and can shoot... bubbles. However, those bubbles are ''homing projectiles'' that deal ''acidic'' damage-over-time, which pretty much every organic enemy in the game is weak to!
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