History VideoGame / ModernWarfare

5th Jun '18 8:22:54 PM SolidSonicTH
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* PyrrhicVictory: ''Call of Duty 4'' ends with [[spoiler:the death of Zakhaev. However this comes with the knowledge that countless citizens in Al-Asad's country and American forces were lost when the nuke couldn't have been stopped and Zakhaev himself kills off most of what remains of Soap's squadron before the killing blow is landed. The game also ends with a BolivianArmyEnding as we don't see what becomes of Soap or Price, both of whom end the game on the verge of death.]] This sequence of events leads into the sequel [[spoiler:where General Shepherd becomes a traitor to America out of disillusionment and disappointment in his fellow Americans to prevent the above nuclear tragedy. The sequel then ends on yet another pyrrhic victory as Shepherd is killed by Soap but it accomplishes little. Shepherd has already betrayed Task Force 141 and killed Roach, marked Soap and Price as international terrorists, and the war he was trying to incite by aligning himself with Makarov has come to fruition. Soap once again ends the game knocking on death's door as well.]] By the third game, [[spoiler:we find out Makarov is planning something big after the failure to secure the western United States, who then manages to kidnap the Russian President and completely take over the Russian military, and subsequently having them try and conquer the rest of Europe. Just like the first two games, this one ends with Makarov dead, but at a heavy toll: Most of Europe and the United States are in ruins, millions dead, including Soap.]]



* PyrrhicVictory: ''Call of Duty 4'' ends with [[spoiler:the death of Zakhaev. However this comes with the knowledge that countless citizens in Al-Asad's country and American forces were lost when the nuke couldn't have been stopped and Zakhaev himself kills off most of what remains of Soap's squadron before the killing blow is landed. The game also ends with a BolivianArmyEnding as we don't see what becomes of Soap or Price, both of whom end the game on the verge of death.]] This sequence of events leads into the sequel [[spoiler:where General Shepherd becomes a traitor to America out of disillusionment and disappointment in his fellow Americans to prevent the above nuclear tragedy. The sequel then ends on yet another pyrrhic victory as Shepherd is killed by Soap but it accomplishes little. Shepherd has already betrayed Task Force 141 and killed Roach, marked Soap and Price as international terrorists, and the war he was trying to incite by aligning himself with Makarov has come to fruition. Soap once again ends the game knocking on death's door as well.]] By the third game, [[spoiler:we find out Makarov is planning something big after the failure to secure the western United States, who then manages to kidnap the Russian President and completely take over the Russian military, and subsequently having them try and conquer the rest of Europe. Just like the first two games, this one ends with Makarov dead, but at a heavy toll: Most of Europe and the United States are in ruins, millions dead, including Soap.]]
5th Jun '18 8:14:19 PM SolidSonicTH
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%%* RenegadeRussian: Zakhaev and his protege Makarov.

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%%* * RenegadeRussian: Zakhaev While [[MakeTheBearAngryAgain the bear getting angry again]] forms part of the overarching plot of the series, considerably more of it is taken up by this trope as the largest antagonists, Imran Zhakaev and Vladimir Makarov, reside here. Zhakaev is a renegade in the traditional sense as he wants things to go back to the way they were and will commit any number of terrorist actions to see it through. However Makarov is a unique spin on the archetype because the government he went renegade against ''are'' the soviets who assumed power after Zhakaev's death. Zhakaev's death was perceived as martyrdom and allowed a takeover of the government by the descendants of his protege Makarov.ideology in the five years between the first and second games. Makarov, Zhakaev's protege, is disavowed by the now-installed Ultranationalist government for his radical views and he begins committing domestic terrorism in order to punish those in power for defying the values that put them there.
24th Apr '18 4:27:04 PM pecelot
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* FadeToWhite: Happens twice in ''Call of Duty 4'': at the end of "Aftermath" when [[spoiler: Sgt. Paul Jackson]] dies, and once [[spoiler: Soap]] loses his consciousness in the final mission, "Game Over", while being lifted into a helicopter.

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* FadeToWhite: Happens twice in ''Call of Duty 4'': at the end of "Aftermath" when [[spoiler: Sgt. Paul Jackson]] dies, and once [[spoiler: Soap]] loses his consciousness in the final mission, "Game Over", while being lifted into a helicopter.
24th Apr '18 1:02:45 PM pecelot
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** The Juggernaut enemies, totally. [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100309213330/callofduty/images/3/38/Juggernaut_SpecOps.jpg From a distance, it's nearly impossible to tell where they look out of due to the angle they run at you]] - the helmet on top of their head looks like it covers their entire face. [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100124195325/callofduty/images/7/75/JUG_FACE.jpg When they get closer, you can then notice that they wear a intimidating-looking, face-covering mask.]]

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** The Juggernaut enemies, totally. [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100309213330/callofduty/images/3/38/Juggernaut_SpecOps.jpg From a distance, it's nearly impossible to tell where they look out of due to the angle they run at you]] - you the helmet on top of their head looks like it covers their entire face. [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100124195325/callofduty/images/7/75/JUG_FACE.jpg When they get closer, you can then notice that they wear a intimidating-looking, face-covering mask.]]mask.
*FadeToWhite: Happens twice in ''Call of Duty 4'': at the end of "Aftermath" when [[spoiler: Sgt. Paul Jackson]] dies, and once [[spoiler: Soap]] loses his consciousness in the final mission, "Game Over", while being lifted into a helicopter.
17th Apr '18 7:05:13 PM nombretomado
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** A particularly {{egregious}} example is near the end of "Loose Ends." No matter what weapon you had [[spoiler:before getting knocked off your feet by a mortar]], you'll have Ghost's AK-47 given to you by the end of the mission. [[spoiler:Not that it helps.]]

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** A particularly {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} example is near the end of "Loose Ends." No matter what weapon you had [[spoiler:before getting knocked off your feet by a mortar]], you'll have Ghost's AK-47 given to you by the end of the mission. [[spoiler:Not that it helps.]]
11th Apr '18 7:00:52 PM Josef5678
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** [[spoiler:Shadow Company]] in ''2'' are one to the Black Ops from ''[[VideoGame/HalfLife1 Half-Life: Opposing Force]]''. Like them, they are a top-secret unit of [[EliteMooks elite]], [[SociopathicSoldier sociopathic soldiers]] who perform a CavalryBetrayal on the protagonists, are under orders to help a FieryCoverup, and are better equipped and more difficult take down than most other {{Mooks}} in-game.
11th Apr '18 5:12:23 PM Rmpdc
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** [[spoiler:Shadow Company]] in ''2'' are one to the Black Ops from ''[[VideoGame/HalfLife1 Half-Life: Opposing Force]]''. Like them, they are a top-secret unit of [[EliteMooks elite]], [[SociopathicSoldier sociopathic soldiers]] who perform a CavalryBetrayal on the protagonists, are under orders to help a FieryCoverup, and are better equipped and more difficult take down than most other {{Mooks}} in-game.
7th Apr '18 5:34:27 PM Rmpdc
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*** ''Modern Warfare 3'': [[spoiler: If Washington, DC, wasn't enough, Makarov, with help from extremist leaders in the Russian Army, ''invades most of Western Europe and turns each country into a chaotic war zone'']].
1st Apr '18 5:41:27 AM Rmpdc
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* ContinuitySnarl: ''Operation Kingfish'' has become a pretty serious one. A fan-made video, it supposedly takes place between [=CoD4=] and [=MW2=], when Price and Soap have joined Task Force 141, and are hunting Makarov (codenamed Kingfish by Baseplate). A joint operation between the 141 (Price, Soap, Ghost, and Roach) and Delta Force (Sandman and Frost), Op. Kingfish goes awry when Makarov is revealed to have known about it beforehand and fled. [[spoiler:Everyone escapes except for Price, who is captured (supposedly, this is how he ends up in the gulag from [=MW2=]). The problem is that in [=MW2=] Soap gives back the pistol that Price gave him in [=CoD4=], when Price actually used it near the end of ''Kingfish'', and everyone else was already being evacuated when Price was captured, so no one could have recovered it]]. Another question raised is why Frost and Roach are not in the picture of the participants that was taken before the operation[[note]]and no, HeWhoMustNotBeSeen isn't the reason - Frost actually has a character model, even if it's never used in campaign[[/note]]. None of this would have been a problem if O.K. had just remained a [[{{Fanon}} fan film]]. However, [[AscendedFanon Infinity Ward ended up declaring it as canon]]. There is also the snarl concerning the video showing a picture listing Price and Soap as the only surviving members of Bravo Six---despite the fact that in [=MW3=], you play as an S.A.S. member fighting alongside the other two survivors, Wallcroft and Griffen.

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* ContinuitySnarl: ''Operation Kingfish'' has become a pretty serious one. A fan-made video, it supposedly takes place between [=CoD4=] and [=MW2=], when Price and Soap have joined Task Force 141, and are hunting Makarov (codenamed Kingfish by Baseplate). A joint operation between the 141 (Price, Soap, Ghost, and Roach) and Delta Force (Sandman and Frost), Op. Kingfish goes awry when Makarov is revealed to have known about it beforehand and fled. [[spoiler:Everyone escapes except for Price, who is captured (supposedly, this is how he ends up in the gulag from [=MW2=]). The problem is that in [=MW2=] Soap gives back the pistol that Price gave him in [=CoD4=], when Price actually used it near the end of ''Kingfish'', and everyone else was already being evacuated when Price was captured, so no one could have recovered it]]. Another [=MW2=])]]. A question raised is why Frost and Roach are not in the picture of the participants that was taken before the operation[[note]]and no, HeWhoMustNotBeSeen isn't the reason - Frost actually has a character model, even if it's never used in campaign[[/note]]. None of this would have been a problem if O.K. had just remained a [[{{Fanon}} fan film]]. However, [[AscendedFanon Infinity Ward ended up declaring it as canon]]. There is also the snarl concerning the video showing a picture listing Price and Soap as the only surviving members of Bravo Six---despite the fact that in [=MW3=], you play as an S.A.S. member fighting alongside the other two survivors, Wallcroft and Griffen.
26th Mar '18 6:19:34 PM Rmpdc
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** In the third game, [[spoiler:Price, Yuri and Soap all travel to Russia to attack a location they all believe is Makarov's safehouse, with the help of Kamarov (from the first game]]. However, this plan goes awry when [[spoiler:Makarov reveals that he knew Kamarov was a mole and knew what they were planning all along, then tries to kill the whole team with planted explosives, resulting in Yuri being injured and Soap and Kamarov dying]].

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** In the third game, [[spoiler:Price, Yuri and Soap all travel to Russia Prague in the Czech Republic to attack a location hotel they all believe is Makarov's safehouse, will be used as a meeting place for Makarov and his remaining associates, with the help of Kamarov (from the first game]].game)]]. However, this plan goes awry when [[spoiler:Makarov reveals that he knew Kamarov was a mole and knew what they were planning all along, then tries to kill the whole team with planted explosives, resulting in Yuri being injured and Soap and Kamarov dying]].
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