History VideoGame / LegoCityUndercover

21st Sep '16 6:33:49 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreSavvy: Ellie has her moments.
--> '''Ellie:''' [[spoiler:Oh, but he was just on TV and he had [[RightHandCat this cute white fluffy ca]]... [[ExplainExplainOhCrap oh, you're right]], [[WickedCultured he]] ''[[DevilInPlainSight is]]'' [[FauxAffablyEvil evil]].]]
11th Sep '16 8:26:58 PM erforce
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* LawyerFriendlyCameo: Several minor characters are this as seen in the shout-outs section below, such as "Blue" being a stand-in for Red from the Shawshank Redemption, or [[Series/StarskyandHutch "Studsky and Clutch"]], a character named "Harry" who looks exactly like Film/DirtyHarry and a nameless minifigure (listed as [=DaMumbo=] when you unlock it) who looks just like Series/{{Columbo}}. Vinnie Pappalardo is basically Joe Pesci's character from Film/{{Goodfellas}}.

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* LawyerFriendlyCameo: Several minor characters are this as seen in the shout-outs section below, such as "Blue" being a stand-in for Red from the Shawshank Redemption, ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'', or [[Series/StarskyandHutch "Studsky and Clutch"]], a character named "Harry" who looks exactly like Film/DirtyHarry and a nameless minifigure (listed as [=DaMumbo=] when you unlock it) who looks just like Series/{{Columbo}}. Vinnie Pappalardo is basically Joe Pesci's character from Film/{{Goodfellas}}.''Film/{{Goodfellas}}''.



* WholePlotReference: As mentioned in the ShoutOut section, an entire level is dedicated to spoofing TheShawShankRedemption.

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* WholePlotReference: As mentioned in the ShoutOut section, an entire level is dedicated to spoofing TheShawShankRedemption.''Film/TheShawShankRedemption''.
24th Aug '16 2:26:03 AM milliewilliebo
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* DesignatedHero: Invokeded and {{lampshaded}, it's PlayedForLaughs like most other tropes.

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* DesignatedHero: Invokeded and {{lampshaded}, {{lampshaded}}, it's PlayedForLaughs like most other tropes.
24th Aug '16 1:50:04 AM milliewilliebo
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* DesignatedHero: Invokeded and {{lampshaded}, it's PlayedForLaughs like most other tropes.
13th Aug '16 4:46:44 PM nombretomado
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* LawyerFriendlyCameo: Several minor characters are this as seen in the shout-outs section below, such as "Blue" being a stand-in for Red from the Shawshank Redemption, or [[Series/StarskyandHutch "Studsky and Clutch"]], a character named "Harry" who looks exactly like DirtyHarry and a nameless minifigure (listed as [=DaMumbo=] when you unlock it) who looks just like Series/{{Columbo}}. Vinnie Pappalardo is basically Joe Pesci's character from Film/{{Goodfellas}}.

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* LawyerFriendlyCameo: Several minor characters are this as seen in the shout-outs section below, such as "Blue" being a stand-in for Red from the Shawshank Redemption, or [[Series/StarskyandHutch "Studsky and Clutch"]], a character named "Harry" who looks exactly like DirtyHarry Film/DirtyHarry and a nameless minifigure (listed as [=DaMumbo=] when you unlock it) who looks just like Series/{{Columbo}}. Vinnie Pappalardo is basically Joe Pesci's character from Film/{{Goodfellas}}.



** DirtyHarry
** TheMatrix

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** DirtyHarry
Film/DirtyHarry
** TheMatrixFilm/TheMatrix
3rd Jun '16 11:10:33 AM MegaMarioMan
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* ExactWords: Vinnie mentions one of his former workers is "swimming with da fishes". He literally means it, as he's now a night guard at the aquarium.

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* ExactWords: ExactWords:
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Vinnie mentions one of his former workers is "swimming "sleeping with da fishes". He literally means it, as he's now a night guard at the aquarium.
3rd Jun '16 6:54:49 AM MegaMarioMan
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* [[AwesomeMcCoolname Awesome McCoolname]]: Chase [=McCain=]

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* [[AwesomeMcCoolname Awesome McCoolname]]: AwesomeMcCoolName: Chase [=McCain=]



* BrickJoke: In one of the cutscenes on Albatross Island (Lego City's Alcatraz stand-in), a prisoner is seen trying to escape the prison by floating on balloons, by the end of the game [[spoiler:the man has reached the moon]].

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* BrickJoke: BrickJoke:
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In one of the cutscenes on Albatross Island (Lego City's Alcatraz stand-in), a prisoner is seen trying to escape the prison by floating on balloons, by the end of the game [[spoiler:the man has reached the moon]].



* CallBack: In a possible call back to LegoIsland, the game uses almost the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=kwr_dgb-WUw#t=18s exact]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CyH8Na_Hck same]] LiteralMinded joke as the first LegoIsland game.
** Another possible callback to LegoIsland 2 is that: [[spoiler:Both games culminate in the protagonist going into space to confront the villian, resulting in said villain being trapped in space due to a mishap. During both space sequences, a portion of gameplay is dedicated to skydiving through rings, and both sequences contain a ShoutOut to TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey (The Monolith in Lego Island 2, and a man drifting through space as classical music plays in Lego City Undercover)]]

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* CallBack: CallBack:
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In a possible call back to LegoIsland, ''VideoGame/LegoIsland'', the game uses almost the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=kwr_dgb-WUw#t=18s exact]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CyH8Na_Hck same]] LiteralMinded joke as the first LegoIsland game.
** Another possible callback to LegoIsland 2 ''Lego Island 2'' is that: [[spoiler:Both [[spoiler:both games culminate in the protagonist going into space to confront the villian, villain, resulting in said villain being trapped in space due to a mishap. During both space sequences, a portion of gameplay is dedicated to skydiving through rings, and both sequences contain a ShoutOut to TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' (The Monolith in Lego Island 2, and a man drifting through space as classical music plays in Lego City Undercover)]]Undercover)]].
1st Jun '16 5:45:35 AM MegaMarioMan
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** FauxAffablyEvil: Chan more closely falls into this category, [[spoiler: as does Forrest Blackwell, the true BigBad of the game. Sure, he's a QuintessentialBritishGentleman, [[DisproportionateRetribution but he's willing to wipe out LEGO City for snubbing one of his projects]], [[{{Egopolis}} and wants to build a society essentially in his image]].]]

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** FauxAffablyEvil: Chan more closely falls into this category, [[spoiler: as [[spoiler:as does Forrest Blackwell, the true BigBad of the game. Sure, he's a QuintessentialBritishGentleman, [[DisproportionateRetribution but he's willing to wipe out LEGO City for snubbing one of his projects]], [[{{Egopolis}} and wants to build a society essentially in his image]].]]



* [[spoiler: AristocratsAreEvil: Forrest Blackwell, the true BigBad of the game is very cultured, very rich, and very, very evil.]]

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* [[spoiler: AristocratsAreEvil: Forrest [[spoiler:Forrest Blackwell, the true BigBad of the game is very cultured, very rich, and very, very evil.]]



* [[spoiler: BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: At the end of the game, when everyone is in space, no one seems to have trouble breathing. Chase even has the visor up on his helmet. Then again, LEGO people don't have noses in the first place]].

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* [[spoiler: BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: At [[spoiler:At the end of the game, when everyone is in space, no one seems to have trouble breathing. Chase even has the visor up on his helmet. Then again, LEGO people don't have noses in the first place]].



* BrickJoke: In one of the cutscenes on Albatross Island (Lego City's Alcatraz stand-in), a prisoner is seen trying to escape the prison by floating on balloons, by the end of the game [[spoiler: the man has reached the moon]].

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* BrickJoke: In one of the cutscenes on Albatross Island (Lego City's Alcatraz stand-in), a prisoner is seen trying to escape the prison by floating on balloons, by the end of the game [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the man has reached the moon]].



** One of [[spoiler:Blackwell's]] guards starts chasing Chase on a bicycle (while the latter darts away on a motorcycle). During the epilogue, [[spoiler: he's finally almost reached him.]]

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** One of [[spoiler:Blackwell's]] guards starts chasing Chase on a bicycle (while the latter darts away on a motorcycle). During the epilogue, [[spoiler: he's [[spoiler:he's finally almost reached him.]]



** Another possible callback to LegoIsland 2 is that: [[spoiler: Both games culminate in the protagonist going into space to confront the villian, resulting in said villain being trapped in space due to a mishap. During both space sequences, a portion of gameplay is dedicated to skydiving through rings, and both sequences contain a ShoutOut to TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey (The Monolith in Lego Island 2, and a man drifting through space as classical music plays in Lego City Undercover)]]

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** Another possible callback to LegoIsland 2 is that: [[spoiler: Both [[spoiler:Both games culminate in the protagonist going into space to confront the villian, resulting in said villain being trapped in space due to a mishap. During both space sequences, a portion of gameplay is dedicated to skydiving through rings, and both sequences contain a ShoutOut to TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey (The Monolith in Lego Island 2, and a man drifting through space as classical music plays in Lego City Undercover)]]



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: [[spoiler: At the end of the story, when Chase says that there's more important things than your job, Frank Honey asks him if he means playing videogames.]]

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At the end of the story, when Chase says that there's more important things than your job, Frank Honey asks him if he means playing videogames.]]



* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Studsky and Clutch discuss the ways [[spoiler: Chuang could torture Natalia]]. Such methods include eating a lot of ice cream to bring on an ice cream headache and forcing the victim to drink a lot of soda because ladies can't burp in public. Chase initially dismisses these ideas as absurd, but sure enough [[spoiler: Chase and Vinnie resort to the ice cream technique to gather information on the whereabouts of Rex]].

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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Studsky and Clutch discuss the ways [[spoiler: Chuang [[spoiler:Chuang could torture Natalia]]. Such methods include eating a lot of ice cream to bring on an ice cream headache and forcing the victim to drink a lot of soda because ladies can't burp in public. Chase initially dismisses these ideas as absurd, but sure enough [[spoiler: Chase [[spoiler:Chase and Vinnie resort to the ice cream technique to gather information on the whereabouts of Rex]].



* [[spoiler: DevilInPlainSight: Millionaire with a low British accent and a wicked laugh? Forrest Blackwell isn't exactly hiding his nature...]]

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* [[spoiler: DevilInPlainSight: Millionaire [[spoiler:Millionaire with a low British accent and a wicked laugh? Forrest Blackwell isn't exactly hiding his nature...]]



* [[spoiler: TheDragon: Rex Fury is initially set up as being the BigBad, but he is actually this trope to Blackwell]].
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Frank Honey is not particularly skilled at driving, even crashing the department's brand-new truck. However, he does gain competence when [[spoiler: [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands he and Chase need to deliver forcefield generators to prevent everyone from dying of the exhaust from Blackwell's rocket]]]]. Mind you, he still has no respect for traffic lanes, but he makes it there quickly and in one piece, which is a step up.

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* [[spoiler: TheDragon: Rex [[spoiler:Rex Fury is initially set up as being the BigBad, but he is actually this trope to Blackwell]].
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Frank Honey is not particularly skilled at driving, even crashing the department's brand-new truck. However, he does gain competence when [[spoiler: [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands [[spoiler:[[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands he and Chase need to deliver forcefield generators to prevent everyone from dying of the exhaust from Blackwell's rocket]]]]. Mind you, he still has no respect for traffic lanes, but he makes it there quickly and in one piece, which is a step up.



--> [[spoiler: Ellie: Oh, but he was just on TV and he had [[RightHandCat this cute white fluffy ca]]... [[ExplainExplainOhCrap oh, you're right]], [[WickedCultured he]] ''[[DevilInPlainSight is]]'' [[FauxAffablyEvil evil]].]]

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--> [[spoiler: Ellie: Oh, '''Ellie:''' [[spoiler:Oh, but he was just on TV and he had [[RightHandCat this cute white fluffy ca]]... [[ExplainExplainOhCrap oh, you're right]], [[WickedCultured he]] ''[[DevilInPlainSight is]]'' [[FauxAffablyEvil evil]].]]



* GottaCatchEmAll: There is tons to do in this game ranging from putting out barbecue fires, coffee breaks, growing flowers, launching pigs out of cannons, etc. By doing this, you gain Gold Bricks and getting all ''450'' snags you the ability to [[spoiler: grow twenty times your size!]]

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* GottaCatchEmAll: There is tons to do in this game ranging from putting out barbecue fires, coffee breaks, growing flowers, launching pigs out of cannons, etc. By doing this, you gain Gold Bricks and getting all ''450'' snags you the ability to [[spoiler: grow [[spoiler:grow twenty times your size!]]



-->'''Chan:''' '''WHAT!!! [[BlatantLies I AM VERY MILD-MANNERED!!!]] ''[[BadBoss YOU'RE]] [[GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity FIRED!!!]]'' '''

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-->'''Chan:''' --> '''Chan:''' '''WHAT!!! [[BlatantLies I AM VERY MILD-MANNERED!!!]] ''[[BadBoss YOU'RE]] [[GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity FIRED!!!]]'' '''



** [[spoiler: Forest Blackwell is also this, as he can't get the computer's video screen to focus on his face, and the audio distorts his voice (in a parody of being TheFaceless), which even [[TheDragon Rex Fury]], DumbMuscle he is, [[DumbassHasAPoint points out]]. [[BrickJoke He even calls it a "compuper" as well]]!]]
* HumongousMecha: The Megafig is one of these, and [[spoiler: Chase uses it on the Moon to battle Rex Fury's mechanical T-Rex.]]

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** [[spoiler: Forest [[spoiler:Forest Blackwell is also this, as he can't get the computer's video screen to focus on his face, and the audio distorts his voice (in a parody of being TheFaceless), which even [[TheDragon Rex Fury]], DumbMuscle he is, [[DumbassHasAPoint points out]]. [[BrickJoke He even calls it a "compuper" as well]]!]]
* HumongousMecha: The Megafig is one of these, and [[spoiler: Chase [[spoiler:Chase uses it on the Moon to battle Rex Fury's mechanical T-Rex.]]



** [[spoiler: To a more minor extent, [[TheManBehindTheMan Forest Blackwell]] is not arrested (even though he's lost in space), [[WeWillMeetAgain and makes it clear he won't stop at getting vengeance on Chase McCain and Lego City]].]] See SequelHook.

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** [[spoiler: To [[spoiler:To a more minor extent, [[TheManBehindTheMan Forest Blackwell]] is not arrested (even though he's lost in space), [[WeWillMeetAgain and makes it clear he won't stop at getting vengeance on Chase McCain and Lego City]].]] See SequelHook.



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Near the end of the game, Chase asks Natalia's father on how to describe his [[spoiler: force field generator]] so that "little kids" could understand it.

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Near the end of the game, Chase asks Natalia's father on how to describe his [[spoiler: force [[spoiler:force field generator]] so that "little kids" could understand it.



* LittleGreenMen: Can be called down using the [[spoiler: astronaut boxes]]. One of the open-world missions is to [[GottaCatchEmAll find and arrest all of them]].

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* LittleGreenMen: Can be called down using the [[spoiler: astronaut [[spoiler:astronaut boxes]]. One of the open-world missions is to [[GottaCatchEmAll find and arrest all of them]].



* [[spoiler: TheManBehindTheMan: Forrest Blackwell is this to Rex Fury]].

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* [[spoiler: TheManBehindTheMan: Forrest [[spoiler:Forrest Blackwell is this to Rex Fury]].



* MoodWhiplash: The game gets considerably darker when [[spoiler: it is revealed that Blackwell Tower is actually a rocket ship, and that if it launches, the heat and exhaust fumes would likely kill everyone nearby]].

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* MoodWhiplash: The game gets considerably darker when [[spoiler: it [[spoiler:it is revealed that Blackwell Tower is actually a rocket ship, and that if it launches, the heat and exhaust fumes would likely kill everyone nearby]].



* MustacheVandalism: Committed by Rex Fury's gang to Vinnie Poppalardo's family paintings [[spoiler: when they raid his base.]] Vinnie reacts with horror at the painting of his mother with a moustache, considering how much he had to pay the artist [[GirlsWithMoustaches to leave off the moustache]] in the first place.
* NeverSayDie: Mostly played straight with lines like "This is a matter of life or... um... the other thing", although the game does directly state that [[spoiler: the emissions from Blackwell's construction project]] would be lethal to the nearby animals.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Chase gets various costumes that grant him new powers and access to new areas as the player progresses through the story mode. In order of appearance: [[spoiler: Civilian (Default), Policeman, Robber, Miner, Astronaut, Farmer, Firefighter, Construction Worker]].

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* MustacheVandalism: Committed by Rex Fury's gang to Vinnie Poppalardo's family paintings [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when they raid his base.]] Vinnie reacts with horror at the painting of his mother with a moustache, considering how much he had to pay the artist [[GirlsWithMoustaches to leave off the moustache]] in the first place.
* NeverSayDie: Mostly played straight with lines like "This is a matter of life or... um... the other thing", although the game does directly state that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the emissions from Blackwell's construction project]] would be lethal to the nearby animals.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Chase gets various costumes that grant him new powers and access to new areas as the player progresses through the story mode. In order of appearance: [[spoiler: Civilian [[spoiler:Civilian (Default), Policeman, Robber, Miner, Astronaut, Farmer, Firefighter, Construction Worker]].



* NoOSHACompliance: Fuse boxes throughout the city are electrified, causing a zap to all characters except construction workers, who may repair them. Sometimes these boxes just stop certain devices from working, and sometimes they electrify floors, preventing entry. Lampshaded by Chase in [[spoiler: Forrest Blackwell's Mansion: Escape]].
-->'''Chase''': Did [[spoiler: Forrest]] hire [[TheDitz Frank]] to wire this place?
* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: Played with. During the [[spoiler: Blue Bell Mines]] level Chase performs a very impressive free fall for quite some time. A soft collision in to wood only lightly harms him at best but he ''will'' die if he collides with something solid. Lampshaded by Chase in-game.

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* NoOSHACompliance: Fuse boxes throughout the city are electrified, causing a zap to all characters except construction workers, who may repair them. Sometimes these boxes just stop certain devices from working, and sometimes they electrify floors, preventing entry. Lampshaded by Chase in [[spoiler: Forrest [[spoiler:Forrest Blackwell's Mansion: Escape]].
-->'''Chase''': Did [[spoiler: Forrest]] [[spoiler:Forrest]] hire [[TheDitz Frank]] to wire this place?
* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: Played with. During the [[spoiler: Blue Bell Mines]] Mines level Chase performs a very impressive free fall for quite some time. A soft collision in to wood only lightly harms him at best but he ''will'' die if he collides with something solid. Lampshaded by Chase in-game.



* {{Retirony}}: One of the guards at the courthouse takes pride on his last day of work that his thirty-six year long career ended without a single mistake or mishap. [[spoiler: [[OhCrap He immediatly realizes that he let a prisoner who was to be transferred to jail get in the wrong vehicle]]. [[FromBadToWorse Then a bird poops on his head]].]]

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* {{Retirony}}: One of the guards at the courthouse takes pride on his last day of work that his thirty-six year long career ended without a single mistake or mishap. [[spoiler: [[OhCrap [[spoiler:[[OhCrap He immediatly realizes that he let a prisoner who was to be transferred to jail get in the wrong vehicle]]. [[FromBadToWorse Then a bird poops on his head]].]]



** [[spoiler: Forrest Blackwell has one in one of the cutscenes]]. This is also mentioned by Ellie, who realizes this makes [[spoiler:Forrest Blackwell]] ObviouslyEvil.

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** [[spoiler: Forrest [[spoiler:Forrest Blackwell has one in one of the cutscenes]]. This is also mentioned by Ellie, who realizes this makes [[spoiler:Forrest Blackwell]] ObviouslyEvil.



* SilenceIsGolden: In stark contrast to the rest of the game, [[spoiler: the space freefall segment of the final mission]] has almost no dialogue.

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* SilenceIsGolden: In stark contrast to the rest of the game, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the space freefall segment of the final mission]] has almost no dialogue.



* ToiletHumor: You ''will'' explode some outhouses in a certain part of this game. With people still ''inside'' them too.
** [[spoiler: At the end of the game, Rex Fury crashes through the roof of a house, and lands headfirst into a toilet bowl. It's still stuck on his head during his arrest.]]

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* ToiletHumor: ToiletHumor:
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You ''will'' explode some outhouses in a certain part of this game. With people still ''inside'' them too.
** [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At the end of the game, Rex Fury crashes through the roof of a house, and lands headfirst into a toilet bowl. It's still stuck on his head during his arrest.]]



* VileVillainSaccharineShow: While the two mafias are harmless, [[spoiler: the game's BigBad, Forest Blackwell, shows malicious disregard for human life and it is put in no uncertain terms that if Chase wasn't around to foil his plans, many people would end up dead]].
* WalkingSpoiler: Played for laughs with Mikey Spoilers, [[spoiler: who tells you that you can get a secret item by knocking down a planet from the ceiling in the space center.]]

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* VileVillainSaccharineShow: While the two mafias are harmless, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the game's BigBad, Forest Blackwell, shows malicious disregard for human life and it is put in no uncertain terms that if Chase wasn't around to foil his plans, many people would end up dead]].
* WalkingSpoiler: Played for laughs with Mikey Spoilers, [[spoiler: who [[spoiler:who tells you that you can get a secret item by knocking down a planet from the ceiling in the space center.]]



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: "Stinky" Fletcher, who is supposed to have information on the theft in Bluebell Mine, is [[spoiler: kidnapped by Rex's men]], but after [=McCain=] gets a newer lead in the form of Chan, Fletcher is never seen or heard from again. Also, [[spoiler: Chan himself is mentioned to have gone missing after his disappearance following the elimination of his gang's key members and the rescue of Natalia, and is never seen again.]]

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: "Stinky" Fletcher, who is supposed to have information on the theft in Bluebell Mine, is [[spoiler: kidnapped [[spoiler:kidnapped by Rex's men]], but after [=McCain=] gets a newer lead in the form of Chan, Fletcher is never seen or heard from again. Also, [[spoiler: Chan [[spoiler:Chan himself is mentioned to have gone missing after his disappearance following the elimination of his gang's key members and the rescue of Natalia, and is never seen again.]]
9th May '16 11:22:35 PM erforce
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** Which he caps with "Don't worry... [[{{Terminator}} I'll be back.]]"

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** Which he caps with "Don't worry... [[{{Terminator}} [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} I'll be back.]]"
19th Feb '16 12:42:12 PM rjung
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'''Blue:''' (''surprised'') No! No, I am ''not'' Freeman. (''looks around'') His lawyers might be watchin'.

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'''Blue:''' (''surprised'') No! No, I am ''not'' Freeman.[[Creator/MorganFreeman Freeman]]. (''looks around'') His lawyers might be watchin'.
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