History VideoGame / KaneAndLynch

1st Sep '16 6:45:06 PM Joylock
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''Kane and Lynch: Dead Men'' follows the titular characters through a story of escape, betrayal, and redemption. The game opens with Kane being transported to jail. His prison bus is then assaulted by a very well-organized group of men, and one of the prisoners being transported with him shoots his cuffs off and threatens to kill him if he doesn't follow. You see, Kane was one of The 7, a group of mercenaries - until he ditched them with the money, during a mission that went bad.

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''Kane and Lynch: Dead Men'' is a third-person cover-based shooter with squad-based gameplay inspired by [=I/O=] Interactives' previous such game, ''VideoGame/FreedomFighters''. The plot follows the titular characters through a story of escape, betrayal, and redemption. The game opens with Kane being transported to jail. His prison bus is then assaulted by a very well-organized group of men, and one of the prisoners being transported with him shoots his cuffs off and threatens to kill him if he doesn't follow. You see, Kane was one of The 7, a group of mercenaries - until he ditched them with the money, during a mission that went bad.



Its sequel, ''Kane and Lynch: Dog Days'', was released in late August 2010. After a TimeSkip of 3 years, the plot focuses on the pair reuniting in Shanghai to oversee a black market arms deal. What initially seems to be an amiable if tepid rendezvous between the pair quickly escalates into a mounting crisis that threatens to either destroy them or the city itself. [[ItsAllAboutMe And we all know which one]] ''[[AntiVillain they]]'' [[ItsAllAboutMe will choose...]]

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Its sequel, ''Kane and Lynch: Dog Days'', was released in late August 2010.2010, and ditches the original game's squad-based mechanics in favor of a greater focus on 2-player co-op gameplay. After a TimeSkip of 3 years, the plot focuses on the pair reuniting in Shanghai to oversee a black market arms deal. What initially seems to be an amiable if tepid rendezvous between the pair quickly escalates into a mounting crisis that threatens to either destroy them or the city itself. [[ItsAllAboutMe And we all know which one]] ''[[AntiVillain they]]'' [[ItsAllAboutMe will choose...]]


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* CuttingOffTheBranches: The fact that [[spoiler: Jenny is still alive]] in ''Dog Days'' strongly suggests the "bad" ending of ''Dead Men'' is canon. While it is possible that she somehow managed to [[spoiler: survive being shot through the chest in the "good" ending, it is ''far'' more likely that Lynch eventually got over his complete loss of respect for Kane after his decision to abandon his allies and leave with Jenny in the "bad" ending.]]
26th Jul '16 8:10:43 PM Ploopyandproud
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** [[spoiler: Shangsi having Kane and Lynch captured instead of kill could be explained away by him wanting to hire them, as he attempts to do when he meets them in person. After all, the duo have already gunned down scores of police officers by this point in the game, so trying to kill them would be an exercise in futility.]]

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** [[spoiler: **[[spoiler: Shangsi having Kane and Lynch captured instead of kill killed could be explained away by him wanting to hire them, as he attempts to do when he meets them in person. After all, the duo have already gunned down scores of police officers by this point in the game, so trying it may not be possible to kill stop them would be an exercise in futility.using force.]]
26th Jul '16 8:10:05 PM Ploopyandproud
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* EvilBrit: Played straight by Glazer. An influential gang leader in the Shanghai underground and business associate to Lynch, [[spoiler:he betrays the protagonists to Shangsi to win favour and wash his hands of their actions. When he attempts to help them in reconciliation, one of Shangsi's snipers messily [[YourHeadAsplode ventilates his noggin]].]]

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* EvilBrit: Played straight by Glazer. An influential gang leader in the Shanghai underground and business associate to Lynch, [[spoiler:he betrays the protagonists to Shangsi to win favour favor and wash his hands of their actions. When he attempts to help them in reconciliation, one of Shangsi's snipers messily [[YourHeadAsplode ventilates his noggin]].]]



* JustForPun: In ''Dog Days'', the final opponents fought in the game are a pair of dogs. Yahtzee of Zero Punctuation mocks this in his review of the game.

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* JustForPun: In ''Dog Days'', the final opponents fought in the game are a pair of dogs. Yahtzee of Zero Punctuation mocks this in his review of the game.



* TalkativeLoon: Lynch will often mutter to himself during firefights.

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* TalkativeLoon: Lynch will often mutter incoherently to himself during firefights.


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**[[spoiler: Shangsi having Kane and Lynch captured instead of kill could be explained away by him wanting to hire them, as he attempts to do when he meets them in person. After all, the duo have already gunned down scores of police officers by this point in the game, so trying to kill them would be an exercise in futility.]]
10th Apr '16 7:41:02 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Kane is [[VideoGame/SilentHillHomecoming Alex Shepherd]], [[WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes Captain]] [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 America]] and the [[Film/FantasticFour Silver Surfer]], and Lynch is [[VideoGame/SilentHill Dr. Michael Kaufmann]].
5th Mar '16 4:21:30 PM AlienPatch
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:There are two endings in ''Dead Men'' - Damned If You Do, and Damned If You Don't. Note these are the ending achievements' ''official'' names. If you do, then Kane goes back and rescues as many as his men as he can from the church they're getting burned out of. However... they ditch him. His daughter gets wounded and dies. Lynch gets wounded and seems to be dying at the fade to black. That's how the game ends; alone on a boat with a corpse and someone who is about to become one. And if you don't... Kane takes his daughter and flees. The daughter vows to hate him forever. Lynch calls him a traitor. And that's it.]]
** [[spoiler:Actually, the sequel reveals that Kane's daughter is alive and estranged from him. She is not as dead as you think.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:There are two endings in ''Dead Men'' - Damned If You Do, and Damned If You Don't. Note these are the ending achievements' ''official'' names. If you do, then Kane goes back and rescues as many as his men as he can from the church they're getting burned out of. However... they ditch him. His daughter gets wounded and dies. Lynch gets wounded and seems to be dying at the fade to black. That's how the game ends; alone on a boat with a corpse and someone who is about to become one. And if you don't... Kane takes his daughter and flees. The daughter vows to hate him forever. forever, Lynch calls him a traitor. And that's it.traitor, and fade to black.]]
** [[spoiler:Actually, the sequel reveals that Kane's daughter is alive and estranged from him. She is not as dead as you think.Though it doesn't make things exactly happy for Kane, seeing she will never forgive him for what happened to her mother.]]



* FromBadToWorse: Kane's life seems to be made of this. [[spoiler:His son shoots himself with his dad's pistol, he goes off to become a mercenary, a job goes bad, his comrades supposedly die and he goes to jail, he's broken out of jail only to be taken to his (not dead) comrades, stuck with a schizophrenic watchdog, and forced to find the money from the failed job to save his family, he gets half the money only to find out that his former associate Retomoto took the other half, he almost negotiates to get it all back until Lynch fucks it up, his wife is killed in front of him, his former friend Carlos betrays him, and depending on what ending you get, he either saves his daughter, leaves everyone else behind, and proves that he's a traitor, or saves the men in the church (one of who dies and one who ditches him) and gets stuck on a boat with a dying Lynch and his (probably) dead daughter.]]
** [[spoiler:Actually, ''Dog Days'' reveals that Kane's daughter is alive and estranged from him. This is probably the one positive part of Kane's life.]]

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* FromBadToWorse: Kane's life seems to be made of this. [[spoiler:His son shoots himself with his dad's pistol, he goes off to become a mercenary, a job goes bad, his comrades supposedly die and he goes to jail, he's broken out of jail only to be taken to his (not dead) comrades, stuck with a schizophrenic watchdog, and forced to find the money from the failed job to save his family, he gets half the money only to find out that his former associate Retomoto took the other half, he almost negotiates to get it all back until Lynch fucks it up, his wife is killed in front of him, his former friend Carlos betrays him, his daughter hates his guts, and depending on what ending you get, he either saves his daughter, leaves everyone else behind, and proves that he's a traitor, or saves the men in the church (one of who dies and one who ditches him) and gets stuck on a boat with a dying Lynch and his (probably) dead daughter.]]
** [[spoiler:Actually, ''Dog Days'' reveals that Kane's daughter is alive and estranged from him. This is probably the one positive part of Kane's life.life...or would be if not for how broken his family life has become.]]



* InNameOnly: The writers admitted straight off the bat that the film will have little to do with the games, and they only bought the rights because the current dearth of creativity in Hollywood means it's much easier to get a licensed project greenlit.

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* InNameOnly: The writers admitted straight off the bat that the film will have little to do with the games, and they only bought the rights because the current dearth death of creativity in Hollywood means it's much easier to get a licensed project greenlit.
25th Oct '15 2:50:51 PM StFan
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Kane is [[VideoGame/SilentHillHomecoming Alex Shepherd]], [[AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes Captain]] [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 America]] and the [[Film/FantasticFour Silver Surfer]], and Lynch is [[VideoGame/SilentHill Dr. Michael Kaufmann]].

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* HeyItsThatVoice: Kane is [[VideoGame/SilentHillHomecoming Alex Shepherd]], [[AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes [[WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes Captain]] [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 America]] and the [[Film/FantasticFour Silver Surfer]], and Lynch is [[VideoGame/SilentHill Dr. Michael Kaufmann]].
29th Aug '15 8:10:44 AM jormis29
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* ContinuityDrift: While the games function well as standalone stories, tying together both games' stories, the multiplayer, and the story of ''{{VideoGame/Hitman}}:Absolution'' will turn your brain into a pretzel. For one, Kane and Lynch are spotted a few times in the town of Hope, with Kane's nose broken, probably placing the events of this part during the period where before Kane and Lynch break the various "dead men" out of prison...despite the fact that the events of the first ''Kane & Lynch'' game are supposed to happen some time during ''Hitman: Blood Money''. As if that's not enough, the multiplayer mode of the second game follows the expats and ostensibly takes place during the events of the singleplayer game according to the descriptions of various buyable weapons...including events that take place ''after'' [[spoiler:Kane and Lynch kill the expats]]. The duo are also shown organizing the heists in Shanghai seen in multiplayer in various promotional videos for the Fragile Alliance mode, which they're never shown doing in the singleplayer story. For added fun, the ''Hitman'' games are among the DVD cases shown in a video store after the restaurant shootout, leading to a sort of weird one-way MutuallyFictional. Needless to say, the MST3KMantra is in full effect here.

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* ContinuityDrift: While the games function well as standalone stories, tying together both games' stories, the multiplayer, and the story of ''{{VideoGame/Hitman}}:Absolution'' ''VideoGame/HitmanAbsolution'' will turn your brain into a pretzel. For one, Kane and Lynch are spotted a few times in the town of Hope, with Kane's nose broken, probably placing the events of this part during the period where before Kane and Lynch break the various "dead men" out of prison...despite the fact that the events of the first ''Kane & Lynch'' game are supposed to happen some time during ''Hitman: Blood Money''.''VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney''. As if that's not enough, the multiplayer mode of the second game follows the expats and ostensibly takes place during the events of the singleplayer game according to the descriptions of various buyable weapons...including events that take place ''after'' [[spoiler:Kane and Lynch kill the expats]]. The duo are also shown organizing the heists in Shanghai seen in multiplayer in various promotional videos for the Fragile Alliance mode, which they're never shown doing in the singleplayer story. For added fun, the ''Hitman'' games are among the DVD cases shown in a video store after the restaurant shootout, leading to a sort of weird one-way MutuallyFictional. Needless to say, the MST3KMantra is in full effect here.



* IntercontinuityCrossover: Kane and Lynch's exploits are reported in newspapers in [[VideoGame/{{Hitman}} Agent 47's]] adventures and the duo make cameo appearances in ''Hitman: Absolution''. Less applicably, Agent 47 can be seen on posters in ''Kane & Lynch: Dead Men'' and copies of ''Hitman'' are found in ''Dog Days''.

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* IntercontinuityCrossover: Kane and Lynch's exploits are reported in newspapers in [[VideoGame/{{Hitman}} Agent 47's]] adventures and the duo make cameo appearances in ''Hitman: Absolution''.''VideoGame/HitmanAbsolution''. Less applicably, Agent 47 can be seen on posters in ''Kane & Lynch: Dead Men'' and copies of ''Hitman'' are found in ''Dog Days''.



* ExecutiveMeddling: The reason for the game existing- IO wanted to go back to Hitman and make ''Absolution'', scheduled for a 2009/2010 release date, but Eidos decided that Kane and Lynch would be a big franchise and ordered them to make it- some fans say that Dog Days is [[TheyJustDidntCare bad on purpose]] because of it.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: The reason for the game existing- IO wanted to go back to Hitman and make ''Absolution'', ''[[VideoGame/HitmanAbsolution Absolution]]'', scheduled for a 2009/2010 release date, but Eidos decided that Kane and Lynch would be a big franchise and ordered them to make it- some fans say that Dog Days is [[TheyJustDidntCare bad on purpose]] because of it.
25th Jul '15 9:15:08 PM Angeldeb82
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[[ForegoneConclusion Everything]].

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[[ForegoneConclusion Everything]].
Everything.]]



Its sequel, ''Kane and Lynch: Dog Days'' was released in late August 2010. After a TimeSkip of 3 years, the plot focuses on the pair reuniting in Shanghai to oversee a black market arms deal. What initially seems to be an amiable if tepid rendez-vous between the pair quickly escalates into a mounting crisis that threatens to either destroy them or the city itself. [[ItsAllAboutMe And we all know which one]] ''[[AntiVillain they]]'' [[ItsAllAboutMe will choose...]]

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Its sequel, ''Kane and Lynch: Dog Days'' Days'', was released in late August 2010. After a TimeSkip of 3 years, the plot focuses on the pair reuniting in Shanghai to oversee a black market arms deal. What initially seems to be an amiable if tepid rendez-vous rendezvous between the pair quickly escalates into a mounting crisis that threatens to either destroy them or the city itself. [[ItsAllAboutMe And we all know which one]] ''[[AntiVillain they]]'' [[ItsAllAboutMe will choose...]]



* [[AntiHero Anti Heroes]]: Kane is a borderline Type IV/V because at the root of it what he really wants is to rescue and reunite with his daughter. He was plenty rotten before, but in the game's narrative he has an understandable and sympathetic motive. Lynch is more of a straight-up VillainProtagonist, depending on how sympathetic you are to his obvious mental illness; by the time the sequel rolls around he's a bit more likable.

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* [[AntiHero Anti Heroes]]: Anti-Heroes]]: Kane is a borderline Type IV/V because at the root of it what he really wants is to rescue and reunite with his daughter. He was plenty rotten before, but in the game's narrative he has an understandable and sympathetic motive. Lynch is more of a straight-up VillainProtagonist, depending on how sympathetic you are to his obvious mental illness; by the time the sequel rolls around he's a bit more likable.



* DarkAndTroubledPast: Both of the protagonists have this in spades. We learn more about Kane's past than Lynch's, but you can get a pretty good summary of both if [[AllThereInTheManual you go to the official site.]]
* DespairEventHorizon: Things will always go from bad to worse for the duo. The best example would be [[spoiler:the part where Kane's wife is shot in front of him. He freaks out and beats the shooter to death with a shovel.]] You can also count the part in the boat ending [[spoiler:where Jenny supposedly dies,]] or the short, purely auditory flashback in which Lynch finds his wife murdered and breaks down.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Both of the protagonists have this in spades. We learn more about Kane's past than Lynch's, but you can get a pretty good summary of both if [[AllThereInTheManual you go to the official site.]]
site]].
* DespairEventHorizon: Things will always go from bad to worse for the duo. The best example would be [[spoiler:the part where Kane's wife is shot in front of him. He freaks out and beats the shooter to death with a shovel.]] shovel]]. You can also count the part in the boat ending [[spoiler:where Jenny supposedly dies,]] dies]], or the short, purely auditory flashback in which Lynch finds his wife murdered and breaks down.



* DoubleCaper: The bank robbery in which [[spoiler:only half the money is obtained]] leads to [[spoiler:the kidnapping of Retomoto's daughter in an attempt to get the other half.]] Might even qualify as a Triple Caper, since [[spoiler:the catastrophic failure of the hostage exchange eventually leads to the raid on Retomoto's office tower, where they finally get the remaining money back...but not for the original reason they needed it.]]

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* DoubleCaper: The bank robbery in which [[spoiler:only half the money is obtained]] leads to [[spoiler:the kidnapping of Retomoto's daughter in an attempt to get the other half.]] half]]. Might even qualify as a Triple Caper, since [[spoiler:the catastrophic failure of the hostage exchange eventually leads to the raid on Retomoto's office tower, where they finally get the remaining money back...but not for the original reason they needed it.]]it]].



* DuelingGames: ''Kane & Lynch: Dead Men'' was announced and released around the same time as the original ''ArmyOfTwo'', and had a similar premise (Automatic Cover-Based ThirdPersonShooter set in a DarkerAndEdgier version of the real world with emphasis on [[CoOpMultiplayer Co-Op play]] between [[GreyAndGreyMorality snarky and morally repugnant protagonists]]). By odd coincidence both games had sequels set in Shanghai, although ''Dog Days'' was announced several months after ''Army Of Two: The 40th Day''.

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* DuelingGames: ''Kane & Lynch: Dead Men'' was announced and released around the same time as the original ''ArmyOfTwo'', and had a similar premise (Automatic Cover-Based ThirdPersonShooter set in a DarkerAndEdgier version of the real world with emphasis on [[CoOpMultiplayer Co-Op play]] between [[GreyAndGreyMorality [[GreyAndGrayMorality snarky and morally repugnant protagonists]]). By odd coincidence both games had sequels set in Shanghai, although ''Dog Days'' was announced several months after ''Army Of Two: The 40th Day''.



* ExtremeMeleeRevenge: Kane beating a man to death with a shovel for [[spoiler:shooting his wife]]

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* ExtremeMeleeRevenge: Kane beating a man to death with a shovel for [[spoiler:shooting his wife]]wife]].



* FourPointScale: [[GiantBomb A Gamespot editor was, rumor has it, ''fired'' over panning this game hard, while they were running ads on the site.]]

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* FourPointScale: [[GiantBomb A Gamespot [=GameSpot=] editor was, rumor has it, ''fired'' over panning this game hard, while they were running ads on the site.]]



* HeyItsThatVoice: Kane is [[SilentHillHomecoming Alex Shepherd]], [[AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes Captain]] [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 America]] and the [[Film/FantasticFour Silver Surfer]], and Lynch is [[SilentHill Dr. Michael Kaufmann.]]

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* HeyItsThatVoice: Kane is [[SilentHillHomecoming [[VideoGame/SilentHillHomecoming Alex Shepherd]], [[AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes Captain]] [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 America]] and the [[Film/FantasticFour Silver Surfer]], and Lynch is [[SilentHill [[VideoGame/SilentHill Dr. Michael Kaufmann.]]Kaufmann]].



* RealIsBrown: Both played straight and averted in the first game (the dance club had a lot of blue and green, while the Havana missions were mainly brown). Likewise in ''Dog Days'' you get to see all the technicolour shinyness of Shanghai's nightlife as well as the dull browns and grays of dock warehouses and apartment blocks.

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* RealIsBrown: Both played straight and averted in the first game (the dance club had a lot of blue and green, while the Havana missions were mainly brown). Likewise in ''Dog Days'' you get to see all the technicolour shinyness technicolor shininess of Shanghai's nightlife as well as the dull browns and grays of dock warehouses and apartment blocks.



** The achievements you get for making the choice [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] this in a subtle way. The achievement for getting one ending is 'Damned if you do', and the other is 'Damned if you don't'.

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** The achievements you get for making the choice [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] {{lampshade|Hanging}} this in a subtle way. The achievement for getting one ending is 'Damned if you do', and the other is 'Damned if you don't'.



* ShootTheHostage: Unfortunately, Lynch does this in a psychotic episode and makes [[FromBadToWorse a bad situation even worse.]]

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* ShootTheHostage: Unfortunately, Lynch does this in a psychotic episode and makes [[FromBadToWorse a bad situation even worse.]]worse]].



* TheStoic: Kane seldom lets his temper get the better of him, but [[UnstoppableRage when he does...]]

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* TheStoic: Kane seldom lets his temper get the better of him, but [[UnstoppableRage when he does...]]does]]...



* TheCaper: The multiplayer mode is a violent and bleak take on this trope. The cops are almost as bad as the robbers, and innocent civilians frequently get caught in the crossfire. The second half of a match will often devolve into a tense three-way tug-of-war over the cash between the [[CorruptCop cops]], the [[PragmaticVillainy robbers who just want to get out alive with the money]], and [[{{Greed}} robbers hell-bent on killing their teammates in order to get as much cash for themselves as possible]].

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* TheCaper: The multiplayer mode is a violent and bleak take on this trope. The cops are almost as bad as the robbers, and innocent civilians frequently get caught in the crossfire. The second half of a match will often devolve into a tense three-way tug-of-war over the cash between the [[CorruptCop cops]], {{co|rruptCop}}ps, the [[PragmaticVillainy robbers who just want to get out alive with the money]], and [[{{Greed}} robbers hell-bent on killing their teammates in order to get as much cash for themselves as possible]].



* DownerEnding: ''Dog Days'' concludes with [[spoiler:Kane and Lynch hijacking a commercial airliner full of innocent people and using it to escape Shanghai. Kane has failed to make a single dollar over the entire horrible affair to help Jenny, and Lynch has had his new life destroyed by the death of Xiu and the betrayal of his boss Glazer. They are both likely to have become the most wanted men on the continent as a result of the sheer magnitude of their crimes, meaning they might not even be able to land the plane even if they escape China. On top of all this, the two of them are now baby sitting an entire plane of hostages, and Lynch has an ''incredibly'' bad track record when it comes to hostages... [[AxCrazy Especially while under stress.]]]]

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* DownerEnding: ''Dog Days'' concludes with [[spoiler:Kane and Lynch hijacking a commercial airliner full of innocent people and using it to escape Shanghai. Kane has failed to make a single dollar over the entire horrible affair to help Jenny, and Lynch has had his new life destroyed by the death of Xiu and the betrayal of his boss Glazer. They are both likely to have become the most wanted men on the continent as a result of the sheer magnitude of their crimes, meaning they might not even be able to land the plane even if they escape China. On top of all this, the two of them are now baby sitting an entire plane of hostages, and Lynch has an ''incredibly'' bad track record when it comes to hostages... [[AxCrazy Especially while under stress.]]]]stress]]]].



* EvilBrit: Played straight by Glazer. An influential gang leader in the Shanghai underground and business associate to Lynch, [[spoiler:he betrays the protagonists to Shangsi to win favour and wash his hands of their actions. When he attempts to help them in reconciliation, one of Shangsi's snipers messily [[YourHeadAsplode ventilates his noggin.]]]]

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* EvilBrit: Played straight by Glazer. An influential gang leader in the Shanghai underground and business associate to Lynch, [[spoiler:he betrays the protagonists to Shangsi to win favour and wash his hands of their actions. When he attempts to help them in reconciliation, one of Shangsi's snipers messily [[YourHeadAsplode ventilates his noggin.]]]]noggin]].]]



* IncrediblyLamePun: In ''Dog Days'', the final opponents fought in the game are a pair of dogs. Yahtzee of Zero Punctuation mocks this in his review of the game.



* JustForPun: In ''Dog Days'', the final opponents fought in the game are a pair of dogs. Yahtzee of Zero Punctuation mocks this in his review of the game.



* NoEnding: [[spoiler:''Dog Days'''s "end".]]
* NoKillLikeOverkill: [[spoiler:Kane and Lynch unintentionally murder the daughter of the most powerful man in China, Shangsi. He decides that in lieu of this the best tactical choice is not to have them arrested, their car bombed or their food poisoned. Instead he decides to send the entire Shanghai police department at them in a bloody vendetta that tears a large part of the city apart, and eventually dispatches fully armed soldiers and attack choppers.]]

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* NoEnding: [[spoiler:''Dog Days'''s Days''[='=]s "end".]]
* NoKillLikeOverkill: [[spoiler:Kane and Lynch unintentionally murder the daughter of the most powerful man in China, Shangsi. He decides that in lieu of this the best tactical choice is not to have them arrested, their car bombed or their food poisoned. Instead he decides to send the entire Shanghai police department at them in a bloody vendetta that tears a large part of the city apart, and eventually dispatches fully armed soldiers and attack choppers.
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* StuffedInTheFridge: [[spoiler:Xiu]]

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* StuffedInTheFridge: [[spoiler:Xiu]][[spoiler:Xiu.]]



* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: [[spoiler:Kane and Lynch unintentionally murder the daughter of the most powerful man in China, Shangsi. He decides that in lieu of this the best tactical choice is not to have them arrested, their car bombed or their food poisoned. Instead he decides to send the entire Shanghai police department at them in a bloody vendetta that tears a large part of the city apart, and eventually dispatches fully armed soldiers and attack choppers.]]



** Lynch even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this later on [[spoiler:in Shangsi's tower]] by pointing out that two white guys with automatics ''will'' stand out quite a bit in Shanghai. This is mainly because by then they have raised five flavours of hell, and even average civilians would be in on the manhunt.

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** Lynch even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this later on [[spoiler:in Shangsi's tower]] by pointing out that two white guys with automatics ''will'' stand out quite a bit in Shanghai. This is mainly because by then they have raised five flavours flavors of hell, and even average civilians would be in on the manhunt.



* WhyDontYaJustShootHim?: Played stunningly straight by Shangsi. [[spoiler:After pursuing the boys all over Shanghai with hundreds of police officers operating under orders to shoot to kill, they suddenly decide to apprehend them rather than kill them, then escort them across the city in a military grade transport helicopter ''without even restraining them''. Which gives them the chance to steal said chopper and directly assault Shangsi's office. WhatAnIdiot.]]

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* WhyDontYaJustShootHim?: WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Played stunningly straight by Shangsi. [[spoiler:After pursuing the boys all over Shanghai with hundreds of police officers operating under orders to shoot to kill, they suddenly decide to apprehend them rather than kill them, then escort them across the city in a military grade transport helicopter ''without even restraining them''. Which gives them the chance to steal said chopper and directly assault Shangsi's office. WhatAnIdiot.]]
18th Jul '15 6:41:48 PM nombretomado
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Kane is [[SilentHillHomecoming Alex Shepherd]], [[AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes Captain]] [[MarvelVsCapcom3 America]] and the [[Film/FantasticFour Silver Surfer]], and Lynch is [[SilentHill Dr. Michael Kaufmann.]]

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* HeyItsThatVoice: Kane is [[SilentHillHomecoming Alex Shepherd]], [[AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes Captain]] [[MarvelVsCapcom3 [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 America]] and the [[Film/FantasticFour Silver Surfer]], and Lynch is [[SilentHill Dr. Michael Kaufmann.]]
16th May '15 9:51:16 AM SbenLives
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* ContinuityDrift: While the games function well as standalone stories, tying together both games' stories, the multiplayer, and [[spoiler:the story of ''{{VideoGame/Hitman}}:Absolution'']] will turn your brain into a pretzel. For one, Kane and Lynch are spotted a few times in the town of Hope, with Kane's nose broken, probably placing the events of this part during the period where before Kane and Lynch break the various "dead men" out of prison...despite the fact that the events of the first ''Kane & Lynch'' game are supposed to happen some time during ''Hitman: Blood Money''. As if that's not enough, the multiplayer mode of the second game follows the expats and ostensibly takes place during the events of the singleplayer game according to the descriptions of various buyable weapons...including events that take place ''after'' [[spoiler:Kane and Lynch kill the expats]]. The duo are also shown organizing the heists in Shanghai seen in multiplayer in various promotional videos for the Fragile Alliance mode, which they're never shown doing in the singleplayer story. For added fun, the ''Hitman'' games are among the DVD cases shown in a video store after the restaurant shootout, leading to a sort of weird one-way MutuallyFictional. Needless to say, the MST3KMantra is in full effect here.

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* ContinuityDrift: While the games function well as standalone stories, tying together both games' stories, the multiplayer, and [[spoiler:the the story of ''{{VideoGame/Hitman}}:Absolution'']] ''{{VideoGame/Hitman}}:Absolution'' will turn your brain into a pretzel. For one, Kane and Lynch are spotted a few times in the town of Hope, with Kane's nose broken, probably placing the events of this part during the period where before Kane and Lynch break the various "dead men" out of prison...despite the fact that the events of the first ''Kane & Lynch'' game are supposed to happen some time during ''Hitman: Blood Money''. As if that's not enough, the multiplayer mode of the second game follows the expats and ostensibly takes place during the events of the singleplayer game according to the descriptions of various buyable weapons...including events that take place ''after'' [[spoiler:Kane and Lynch kill the expats]]. The duo are also shown organizing the heists in Shanghai seen in multiplayer in various promotional videos for the Fragile Alliance mode, which they're never shown doing in the singleplayer story. For added fun, the ''Hitman'' games are among the DVD cases shown in a video store after the restaurant shootout, leading to a sort of weird one-way MutuallyFictional. Needless to say, the MST3KMantra is in full effect here.
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