History VideoGame / Mercenaries

21st Sep '17 9:03:57 AM MaulMachine
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* RuthlessForeignGangsters: The Russian Mafia from the first game and Jamaican Pirates from the sequel. Notable in that the first game more or less depended on being in the Russian Mob's favor, as their "[[IncrediblyLamePun Merchant Of Menace]]'' web shop was your means of purchasing airstrikes and vehicles. The Pirates also sold gear, however, where much less critical to the story and you could purchase similar or even superior vehicles and munitions from other factions.

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* RuthlessForeignGangsters: The Russian Mafia from the first game and Jamaican Pirates from the sequel. Notable in that the first game more or less depended on being in the Russian Mob's favor, as their "[[IncrediblyLamePun Merchant Of Menace]]'' web shop was your means of purchasing airstrikes and vehicles. The Pirates also sold gear, however, where however they were much less critical to the story and you could purchase similar or even superior vehicles and munitions from other factions.
21st Sep '17 8:55:29 AM MaulMachine
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* LeaveNoWitnesses: This is how you can get away with shooting people belonging to a particular faction in ''Mercenaries 2'': make sure they don't radio their boss that "[[NeverLiveItDown the one that Serrano shot in the ass]]" is attacking them.

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* LeaveNoWitnesses: This is how you can get away with shooting people belonging to a particular faction in ''Mercenaries 2'': make sure they don't radio their boss that "[[NeverLiveItDown the one that Serrano Solano shot in the ass]]" is attacking them.
21st Sep '17 6:05:09 AM MaulMachine
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* AmazonBrigade. The Spades. Also, for some reason or another, the elite SK forces are all female.

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* AmazonBrigade. The Spades.number card Spades (the face cards are their male commanders). Also, for some reason or another, the elite SK forces are all female.
6th Aug '17 10:16:37 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TheCakeIsALie: One of the final Russian Mafia missions in the first game is to drive Josef to a meeting for one million dollars. Both the mercenary and Josef are GenreSavvy enough to realize that they're obviously being set up. [[SubvertedTrope You still get the million after you get Josef out of the trap]].

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* TheCakeIsALie: One of the final Russian Mafia missions in the first game is to drive Josef to a meeting for one million dollars. Both the mercenary and Josef are GenreSavvy enough to realize that they're obviously being set up. [[SubvertedTrope You still get the million after you get Josef out of the trap]].
5th Aug '17 7:55:16 AM WaterBlap
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: Blowing up your base's fuel storage tanks will result in not only losing the fuel stored in them, but also the fuel storage capacity they represent, meaning you not only have to rebuild your stockpile of fuel, you first have to buy a replacement tank to stash it in.
13th Jul '17 11:16:52 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* PointyHairedBoss * ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Everything Sergei touches turns to custard, which is why Josef was flown over as his wet nurse. Sergei's father is a big shot mafioso in Moscow.

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* PointyHairedBoss * ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: PointyHairedBoss: Everything Sergei touches turns to custard, which is why Josef was flown over as his wet nurse. Sergei's father is a big shot mafioso in Moscow.Moscow.
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13th Jul '17 11:16:12 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* PurposelyOverpowered: The Pocket Artillery and Portable Airstrike, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin need I say more?]] The Street Sweeper also, completing the trinity.

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* %%* PurposelyOverpowered: The Pocket Artillery and Portable Airstrike, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin need I say more?]] Airstrike. The Street Sweeper also, completing the trinity.
16th Jun '17 10:59:08 PM Blackie62
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* TruthInTelevision: The "Deck of 52" in the first game is based on the real [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Most-wanted_Iraqi_playing_cards deck of playing cards]] used in the Second Iraq War to help soldiers identify the most wanted members of then President Saddam Hussein's government.
6th Apr '17 12:14:24 AM Divra
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* CasanovaWannabe: Ewan, the helicopter pilot from the sequel, claims to have a great track record with the ladies.

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* CasanovaWannabe: Ewan, the helicopter pilot from the sequel, claims to have a great track record with the ladies. However, the game is very clear that Ewan is nowhere near as attractive or charming as he thinks, and his romantic successes mostly boil down to him being unable to take no for an answer and not particularly picky.
9th Mar '17 11:16:02 PM BattleMaster
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* TheCakeIsALie: One of the final Russian Mafia missions in the first game is to drive Josef to a meeting for one million dollars. Both the mercenary and Josef are GenreSavvy enough to realize that they're obviously being set up. [[SubvertedTrope You still get the million after you get Josef out of the trap]].



* TheSyndicate: Inverted. The Russians made landfall in Korea with the sole mission of exploiting the reconstruction efforts (once Song is removed, that is). Sergei was presumably handed control of that branch because [[KickedUpstairs no one could possibly screw it up]]. Throughout the game, Sergei's makes boneheaded decisions such as seizing control of a North Korean uranium mine, stealing counterfeiting plates from the Chinese, provoking the South Koreans who have built a settlement nearby, and assassinating an A.N. representative during a live news conference. Once there's nobody left in North Korea to alienate, Sergei starts picking off his own men; Josef uses this as pretext to have him killed.

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* TheSyndicate: Inverted. The Russians made landfall in Korea with the sole mission of exploiting the reconstruction efforts (once Song is removed, that is). Sergei was presumably handed control of that branch because [[KickedUpstairs no one could possibly screw it up]]. Throughout the game, Sergei's makes boneheaded decisions such as seizing control of a North Korean uranium mine, stealing counterfeiting plates from the Chinese, provoking the South Koreans who have built a settlement nearby, and assassinating an A.N. representative during a live news conference. Once there's nobody left in North Korea to alienate, Sergei starts picking off his own men; Josef uses this as pretext when he finally tries to have Josef (and you) killed, Josef is finally free to kill him killed.without having to worry about retaliation from his father.



* UnlockableContent: No new areas or missions in th first game, but you can unlock the 'cheat' airdrops by continuing after finishing the main mission. These include a submachinegun that operates like a helicopter-mounted rotary cannon, and a dandy little thing called a 'portable airstrike'. It looks like a bazooka, and has the effects of one of the larger airstrikes. Both come with absurdly large magazines. Since buildings and vehicles are ''all'' destructible, this can be a lot of fun (and amusing for cleaning up some of those unkilled bonus targets).

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* UnlockableContent: No new areas or missions in th first game, but you can unlock the 'cheat' airdrops by continuing after finishing the main mission. These include a submachinegun that operates like a helicopter-mounted rotary cannon, a fully-automatic grenade launcher, and a dandy little thing called a 'portable airstrike'. It looks like a bazooka, locks onto both air and ground vehicles, and has the effects of one of the larger airstrikes. Both All three come with absurdly large magazines. Since buildings and vehicles are ''all'' destructible, this can be a lot of fun (and amusing for cleaning up some of those unkilled bonus targets).
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