History VideoGame / ModernWarfare

26th Jun '16 5:09:54 PM TheJ0ker
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* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: We're not sure on how, in multiplayer matches, Brazilian gangs, African militia, or the Afghan Taliban... er, "Op For"... get ahold of Harriers, Pave Lows, Russian choppers, [=UAVs=], NATO weapons, and nukes, or how they're able to defend their turf from highly-trained Black Ops, but unless one likes having their multiplayer turned into a curbstomp...

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* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: We're not sure on how, in multiplayer matches, Brazilian gangs, African militia, or the Afghan Taliban... er, "Op For"... soldiers from a small Middle Eastern country get ahold of Harriers, Pave Lows, Russian choppers, [=UAVs=], NATO weapons, and nukes, or how they're able to defend their turf from highly-trained Black Ops, but unless one likes having their multiplayer turned into a curbstomp...
13th Jun '16 1:00:32 AM Rmpdc
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** In ''3'', there's the first parts of "Back on the Grid" and "Eye of the Storm".



** The third game has [[spoiler: Makarov having managed to influence ''most of the Russian military'' to his side. He tops it by capturing Russian President Vorshevsky and then launching a surprise invasion of Europe.]]

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** The third game has [[spoiler: Makarov having managed to influence ''most of the Russian military'' to his side. He tops it by capturing Russian President Vorshevsky and then launching a surprise invasion of Europe.]] It helps that [[spoiler: this was foreshadowed in ''Persona non Grata'', where Makarov manages to get Spetsnaz commandoes to do his bidding.]]
13th Jun '16 12:44:24 AM Rmpdc
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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 who 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 PyrrhicVictory 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.]]

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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 who 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 PyrrhicVictory 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 thenmanages 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.]]
7th Jun '16 8:32:43 PM Rmpdc
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*** They even both have their own PraetorianGuard units that are fiercely loyal to them, The Inner Circle for the former, and [[spoiler: Shadow Company]] for the latter.
7th Jun '16 8:26:11 PM Rmpdc
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** Makarov and [[spoiler: Shepherd]] as well. Both of them hate the other's home country, and are willing to use extreme force in doing as much wanton destruction to their enemies using increasingly brutal and questionable acts, [[spoiler: including killing/attempting to kill their own allies]].

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** Makarov and [[spoiler: Shepherd]] as well. Both of them hate the other's home country, and are willing to use extreme force in doing as much wanton destruction to their enemies using increasingly brutal and questionable acts, [[spoiler: including killing/attempting to kill their own allies]]. This even includes [[spoiler: manipulating their own countries' militaries into doing what they want.]]
7th Jun '16 8:12:18 PM Rmpdc
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** Makarov and [[spoiler: Shepherd]] as well. Both of them hate the other's home country, and are willing to use extreme force in doing as much wanton destruction to their enemies using increasingly brutal and questionable acts, [[spoiler: including killing/attempting to kill their own allies]].
2nd Jun '16 7:33:22 AM Rmpdc
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* TheCoup: Two of them.
** The first is the titular mission in the first game, where President Al-Fulani is killed by Al-Asad on public television, signifying the takeover of the unnamed Middle Eastern country.
** The third game has [[spoiler: Makarov having managed to influence ''most of the Russian military'' to his side. He tops it by capturing Russian President Vorshevsky and then launching a surprise invasion of Europe.]]
29th May '16 12:30:25 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* InferredHolocaust: Played straight when Price detonates the nuke over the East Coast in ''Modern Warfare 2'' during the Russian invasion. When the EMP hits Washington every aircraft above comes crashing down onto the wartorn streets below, while the city was ''still'' in the midst of a desperate evacuation effort. Although the effects are downplayed in ''Modern Warfare 3'', the extent of the blast radius means similar horrors must've surely taken place all across the country, with perhaps thousands of aircraft, military and civilian alike being met with the same fate and plummeting into the cities below.
28th May '16 6:49:13 PM Rmpdc
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*** Also from "Persona Non Grata". Notice that Makarov's hitmen are equipped with top-of-the-line military gear, complete with military helicopters. [[spoiler: It shows that he's actually managed to gain influence and/or control of most of the Russian military by that point, which is confirmed a few mission later when the rest of Europe is attacked.]]

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*** Also from "Persona Non Grata". Notice that Makarov's hitmen are equipped with top-of-the-line military gear, complete with military helicopters. [[spoiler: It shows that he's actually managed to gain influence and/or control of most of the Russian military by that point, which is confirmed a few mission missions later when the rest of Europe is attacked.]]


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** The third game also sublty reveals that Makarov [[spoiler: did this to ''Shepherd'', based on the fact that the former actually had a lot more men and resources than initially thought.]]
26th May '16 8:56:22 PM Rmpdc
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** Vladimir Makarov in ''Modern Warfare 2'' seems to be this, but [[spoiler:he is revealed to be a pawn in Shepherd's plan. He's the true villain of Modern Warfare 3, though.]]

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** Vladimir Makarov in ''Modern Warfare 2'' seems to be this, but [[spoiler:he is revealed to be a pawn in Shepherd's plan. He's the true villain of Modern Warfare 3, though.though, as well as being the GreaterScopeVillain of the entire trilogy.]]
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