History VideoGame / NaziZombies

4th Feb '17 11:53:32 AM Doug86
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** And now including zombies and tidbits from ALL maps in one single place alongside EldritchAbominations you couldn't imagine in your worst nightmares!

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** And now including zombies and tidbits from ALL maps in one single place alongside EldritchAbominations {{Eldritch Abomination}}s you couldn't imagine in your worst nightmares!
3rd Dec '16 2:25:41 PM SwiftSeraph
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''Black Ops III'' takes the [[UpToEleven difficulty to unimaginable levels]] by having the zombies attack '''twice''' as fast in any previous map. [[ZergRush They also run moderately faster and spawn a LOT quicker.]]

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''Black **''Black Ops III'' takes the [[UpToEleven difficulty to unimaginable levels]] by having the zombies attack '''twice''' as fast in any previous map. [[ZergRush They also run moderately faster and spawn a LOT quicker.]]
13th Nov '16 4:55:43 PM MegaMarioMan
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* AllJustADream:[[spoiler:The ending of ''Origins'' takes place in an alternate dimension forged by Dr. Monty, where incarnations of Dempsey, Nikolai, Takeo, Richtofen, and the Maxis' can live out their lives in a peaceful sanctuary, where the children play with toy counterparts of zombies, characters, and vehicles of the game mode.]]

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* AllJustADream:[[spoiler:The AllJustADream: [[spoiler:The ending of ''Origins'' takes place in an alternate dimension forged by Dr. Monty, where incarnations of Dempsey, Nikolai, Takeo, Richtofen, and the Maxis' can live out their lives in a peaceful sanctuary, where the children play with toy counterparts of zombies, characters, and vehicles of the game mode.]]



* AnIcePerson: Anyone, once they get the Winter's Howl gun (which, as the name suggests, freezes zombies).

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* AnIcePerson: Anyone, once they get AnIcePerson:
** Anyone who gets
the Winter's Howl gun (which, as the name suggests, freezes zombies).



** ''Black Ops II'' introduces a system where you can build various tools, devices, and weapons, and introduces a new main cast consisting of ActionGirl Misty, InsufferableGenius Marlton, crazy conspiracy theorist Samuel Stuhlinger, and BadassGrandpa Russman. Also, Clark S. Nova and Malukah take over music duties from Elena Siegeman until ''Origins'', where they collaborate.
** ''Mob of the Dead'' is a dark, sombre story of four murderous mobsters fighting to escape an overrun Alcatraz [[spoiler: in Purgatory]].

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** ''Black Ops II'' introduces a system where you can build various tools, devices, and weapons, and introduces a new main cast consisting of ActionGirl Misty, InsufferableGenius Marlton, crazy conspiracy theorist ConspiracyTheorist Samuel Stuhlinger, and BadassGrandpa Russman. Also, Clark S. Nova and Malukah take over music duties from Elena Siegeman until ''Origins'', where they collaborate.
** ''Mob of the Dead'' is a dark, sombre story of four murderous mobsters fighting to escape an overrun Alcatraz [[spoiler: in [[spoiler:in Purgatory]].



* AndTheAdventureContinues: [[spoiler: The Origins crew gets erased from existence by Dr. Monty at the end of Revelations, only to change his mind the last minute and have them sent back in time as the legendary Primis heroes, effectively repeating the time loop once again.]]
* ApocalypticLog: Radio transmissions in ''Shi no Numa'', experiment records in ''Der Riese'' and film reels in ''Kino Der Toten.'' When you play by yourself in ''Kino der Toten'', you hear Richtofen making one last note before they're transported to the theatre during the loading screen.

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* AndTheAdventureContinues: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Origins crew gets erased from existence by Dr. Monty at the end of Revelations, only to change his mind the last minute and have them sent back in time as the legendary Primis heroes, effectively repeating the time loop once again.]]
* ApocalypticLog: ApocalypticLog:
**
Radio transmissions in ''Shi no Numa'', experiment records in ''Der Riese'' and film reels in ''Kino Der Toten.'' When you play by yourself in ''Kino der Toten'', you hear Richtofen making one last note before they're transported to the theatre during the loading screen.



* ArcWords: "You must ascend from darkness."

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* ArcWords: ArcWords:
**
"You must ascend from darkness."



** "Letting go" first shows up in Mob of the Dead and remains a theme for the final three maps. A savvy fan decoded a cypher on the lyric video of "Where Are We Going" that further points to this phrase: [[spoiler: "Let go and the beginning will become the end."]]
* AscendedFanfic: One of the most popular [[GameMod custom gamemodes]] in previous multiplayer COD (or just about any other first person shooter) was/is "[[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombie mode]]" or some variation of it. So much so that it led Treyarch to simply include it as a factory gamemode.

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** "Letting go" first shows up in Mob of the Dead and remains a theme for the final three maps. A savvy fan decoded a cypher on the lyric video of "Where Are We Going" that further points to this phrase: [[spoiler: "Let [[spoiler:"Let go and the beginning will become the end."]]
* AscendedFanfic: AscendedFanfic:
**
One of the most popular [[GameMod custom gamemodes]] in previous multiplayer COD (or just about any other first person shooter) was/is "[[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombie mode]]" or some variation of it. So much so that it led Treyarch to simply include it as a factory gamemode.



* TheAtoner: [[spoiler: In the original timeline (and the canon ending of the split Easter Eggs), Dr. Maxis took control of the Aether and destroyed the Earth in an attempt to find Samantha in Agartha - but failed to find his daughter, having destroyed Earth for nothing. To help create a better future for the universe, Maxis helps the ''Origins'' crew and directs them along their quest.]]
* AxCrazy: Richtofen. Good ''lord''.
** [[CreepyChild Samantha]], too.
** Billy Handsome....Just....Holy shit.

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* TheAtoner: [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the original timeline (and the canon ending of the split Easter Eggs), Dr. Maxis took control of the Aether and destroyed the Earth in an attempt to find Samantha in Agartha - but failed to find his daughter, having destroyed Earth for nothing. To help create a better future for the universe, Maxis helps the ''Origins'' crew and directs them along their quest.]]
* AxCrazy: AxCrazy:
%%**
Richtofen. Good ''lord''.
** %%** [[CreepyChild Samantha]], too.
** %%** Billy Handsome....Just....Holy shit.



--> '''Lyrics:''' '' "I was spawned from eternal night, by infernal right, and I '''need''' your carrion. Neurons fire when I violate, pupils dilate, and I '''feel''' your carrion. I bring doom and defile light, your entire life, will now '''cease''' to carry on! I've returned and I'm not alone, never to atone, and forever carry on." ''

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--> ---> '''Lyrics:''' '' "I I was spawned from eternal night, by infernal right, and I '''need''' your carrion. Neurons fire when I violate, pupils dilate, and I '''feel''' your carrion. I bring doom and defile light, your entire life, will now '''cease''' to carry on! I've returned and I'm not alone, never to atone, and forever carry on." ''



* {{BFG}}: Excluding the already massive machine guns that you can hip-fire, the Wunderwaffe and the Thundergun.

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* {{BFG}}: Excluding the already massive machine guns that you can hip-fire, the hip-fire:
** The
Wunderwaffe and the Thundergun.



** Subverted in "Der Riese", where the starting pistol (the weakest gun in the game) becomes a portable, concealable GrenadeLauncher when upgraded.



** The Paralyser. A gun so big, you can't aim down sights with it (The Thundergun and Jet Gun also cannot aim down sights.) And it is very useful.
*** Not quite a gun, [[RuleOfCool but who cares?]]

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** The Paralyser. A gun so big, you can't aim down sights with it (The Thundergun and Jet Gun also cannot aim down sights.) And it is very useful.
*** Not
useful. (Not quite a gun, [[RuleOfCool but who cares?]]cares?]])



** In Black Ops III, the Gorgon and the SVG-100 are the biggest weapons you can get out of the Mistery Box and both fire massive .50 caliber rounds.
--->'''Kennedy:''' ''"As Teddy Roosevelt once said: walk lightly and carry a BFG!"''
* [[{{BFS}} BFK]]: The Bowie Knife, which kills most zombies with one strike before round 10.

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** In Black Ops III, the Gorgon and the SVG-100 are the biggest weapons you can get out of the Mistery Mystery Box and both fire massive .50 caliber rounds.
--->'''Kennedy:''' ''"As As Teddy Roosevelt once said: walk lightly and carry a BFG!"''
BFG!
* [[{{BFS}} BFK]]: BFK]]:
**
The Bowie Knife, which kills most zombies with one strike before round 10.



** [[spoiler: Richtofen. He swaps bodies with Samantha in ''Moon'' to gain control of the zombies]], if you carry out his Grand Scheme.

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** [[spoiler: Richtofen.[[spoiler:Richtofen. He swaps bodies with Samantha in ''Moon'' to gain control of the zombies]], if you carry out his Grand Scheme.



** In the new timeline forged by the ''Origins'' crew, [[spoiler: Richtofen and Maxis are working together to save the universe from the Apothicons, horrific entities who seek to plunge the universe into destruction by planting Divinium in all dimensions, making them the BigBad of the entire series. Their [[TheHeavy chief enforcer]] is the Shadow Man.]]

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** In the new timeline forged by the ''Origins'' crew, [[spoiler: Richtofen [[spoiler:Richtofen and Maxis are working together to save the universe from the Apothicons, horrific entities who seek to plunge the universe into destruction by planting Divinium in all dimensions, making them the BigBad of the entire series. Their [[TheHeavy chief enforcer]] is the Shadow Man.]]



* BloodBath: Richtofen longs to bathe naked... '''''IN YOUR BLOOD!!!!!'''''
* TheBluebeard: Nikolai. [[spoiler: Subverted in Gorod Krovi, where it's revealed that Nikolai had only one wife that was killed during the war.]]
* BoomHeadshot: Not necessary, but gains you the most points (other than knifing - and since zombies will kill you in one or two hits, and knifing zombies can take up to five swings, this isn't recommended) and uses less ammo. However, on the later rounds, people care less about headshots and more on ''staying alive.''
** However, headshot damage multipliers still help with the staying alive bit.

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* BloodBath: Richtofen longs to bathe naked... '''''IN '''IN YOUR BLOOD!!!!!'''''
BLOOD!!!'''
* TheBluebeard: Nikolai. [[spoiler: Subverted [[spoiler:Subverted in Gorod Krovi, where it's revealed that Nikolai had only one wife that was killed during the war.]]
* BoomHeadshot: Not necessary, but gains you the most points (other than knifing - and since zombies will kill you in one or two hits, and knifing zombies can take up to five swings, this isn't recommended) and uses less ammo. However, on the later rounds, people care less about headshots and more on ''staying alive.''
**
'' However, headshot damage multipliers still help with the staying alive bit.



** [[spoiler: Ritchtofen does this to his older self in the cutscene of The Giant.]]
*** [[spoiler: Nikolai also does this to his older self in the end of the Easter Egg for Gorod Krovi.]]

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** [[spoiler: Ritchtofen [[spoiler:Ritchtofen does this to his older self in the cutscene of The Giant.]]
*** [[spoiler: Nikolai ** [[spoiler:Nikolai also does this to his older self in the end of the Easter Egg for Gorod Krovi.]]



* BreakingTheFourthWall: In ''Kino der Toten'', one of Dempsey's "Out of Ammo" quotes is:
-->''"Hey, player! Drop the chips and get me some ammo!"''

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: BreakingTheFourthWall:
**
In ''Kino der Toten'', one of Dempsey's "Out of Ammo" quotes is:
-->''"Hey, --->''Hey, player! Drop the chips and get me some ammo!"''ammo!''



-->''"Hey, Treyarch, can we get a new objective!?"''

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-->''"Hey, --->''Hey, Treyarch, can we get a new objective!?"''objective!?''



-->'''Dempsey''': ''"Hey, Player. If you looked at your score, you'd see we weren't doin' so well. And it's '''YOUR FAULT!'''"''

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-->'''Dempsey''': ''"Hey, --->'''Dempsey:''' Hey, Player. If you looked at your score, you'd see we weren't doin' so well. And it's '''YOUR FAULT!'''"''FAULT!'''



-->''"I'VE BEEN RECOGNIZED BY [[LastSecondWordSwap TREYAR-]] I mean the Illuminati!"''

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-->''"I'VE --->''I'VE BEEN RECOGNIZED BY [[LastSecondWordSwap TREYAR-]] I mean the Illuminati!"''Illuminati!''



** Nuketown is this for ''Black Ops II'', being the only one that doesn't feature an Easter egg, though you get to listen to [[spoiler: Richtofen carrying out his scheme on the Moon]].

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** Nuketown is this for ''Black Ops II'', being the only one that doesn't feature an Easter egg, though you get to listen to [[spoiler: Richtofen [[spoiler:Richtofen carrying out his scheme on the Moon]].



* CelebritySurvivor[=/=]CelebrityStar: ''Call of the Dead'' features four celebrities as zombie-killers -- Creator/SarahMichelleGellar, Creator/RobertEnglund, Creator/MichaelRooker, and Creator/DannyTrejo.
** And [[Film/LivingDeadSeries George A. Romero]], but he's a boss zombie.

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* CelebritySurvivor[=/=]CelebrityStar: CelebritySurvivor: ''Call of the Dead'' features four celebrities as zombie-killers -- Creator/SarahMichelleGellar, Creator/RobertEnglund, Creator/MichaelRooker, and Creator/DannyTrejo.
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Creator/DannyTrejo. And [[Film/LivingDeadSeries George A. Romero]], but he's a boss zombie.



** The intel in ''Black Ops'' reveals that [[spoiler: Dempsey and company were guinea pigs for the virus, but instead of turning into zombies, they got stronger and healthier, but were inflicted with LaserGuidedAmnesia.]] Word of God confirmed that [[spoiler: Richtofen is Edward from the messages and he ''lacks'' the aforementioned amnesia, and he's the one who infected them.]]
** One of the funniest RunningGag's of the series has been Nikolai mentioning his love for vodka and his many, many wives. [[spoiler: ''Gorod Krovi'' reveals that he only ever had ''one'' wife, and after she was killed in an air raid, he became a drunk to forget the pain of losing her.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: Later in a match, especially on ''Der Riese'', the characters will insult each other less and yell about trying to help each other more.
** CharacterDevelopment can also be applied to nearly every map, as we learn more about the characters and their backgrounds through more quotes and radio messages.
* ClusterFBomb: The [[SemperFi generic Marines]] in [[BedlamHouse Veruckt]], and [[EagleLand Tank Dempsey]] and [[HuskyRuski Nikolai Belsinki]] in all of their maps (with [[KatanasOfTheRisingSun Takeo Masaki]] and [[ThoseWackyNazis Edward Richtofen]] preferring to use a PrecisionFStrike here and there).
** The TranZit characters also invoke this trope, to somewhat of a lesser extent.

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** The intel in ''Black Ops'' reveals that [[spoiler: Dempsey [[spoiler:Dempsey and company were guinea pigs for the virus, but instead of turning into zombies, they got stronger and healthier, but were inflicted with LaserGuidedAmnesia.]] Word of God confirmed that [[spoiler: Richtofen [[spoiler:Richtofen is Edward from the messages and he ''lacks'' the aforementioned amnesia, and he's the one who infected them.]]
** One of the funniest RunningGag's of the series has been Nikolai mentioning his love for vodka and his many, many wives. [[spoiler: ''Gorod [[spoiler:''Gorod Krovi'' reveals that he only ever had ''one'' wife, and after she was killed in an air raid, he became a drunk to forget the pain of losing her.]]
* %%* CharacterDevelopment: Later in a match, especially on ''Der Riese'', the characters will insult each other less and yell about trying to help each other more.
** CharacterDevelopment can also be applied to
more. It happens in nearly every map, as we learn more about the characters and their backgrounds through more quotes and radio messages.
messages.
* ClusterFBomb: ClusterFBomb:
**
The [[SemperFi generic Marines]] in [[BedlamHouse Veruckt]], and [[EagleLand Tank Dempsey]] and [[HuskyRuski Nikolai Belsinki]] in all of their maps (with [[KatanasOfTheRisingSun Takeo Masaki]] and [[ThoseWackyNazis Edward Richtofen]] preferring to use a PrecisionFStrike here and there).
** The TranZit [=TranZit=] characters also invoke this trope, to somewhat of a lesser extent.



* CosmicHorrorStory: After the revelation that the Shadow Man in ''Shadows of Evil'' is [[spoiler: a servant of an eldritch entity bent on destroying our dimension,]] the story of the series becomes a race to change history and save the Earth from [[spoiler: this otherworldly evil. ''Revelations'' reveals that the Apothicons, masters of the Shadow Man, are evil entities from the Dark Aether who seek to bring about destruction to all dimensions by planting Divinium in each dimension. Planting it in the original timeline led to its' discovery at Shi No Numa, and eventually ''Black Ops II'' in which both Richtofen and Maxis destroyed the Earth after being guided by the Shadow Man. Now, the heroes are tasked with defeating the Shadow Man and the Apothicons and saving the universe from annihilation.]]
* CreepyChild: Samantha. Good god, '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNcCedQNaFE&feature=related Samantha]].'''

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* CosmicHorrorStory: After the revelation that the Shadow Man in ''Shadows of Evil'' is [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a servant of an eldritch entity bent on destroying our dimension,]] the story of the series becomes a race to change history and save the Earth from [[spoiler: this [[spoiler:this otherworldly evil. ''Revelations'' reveals that the Apothicons, masters of the Shadow Man, are evil entities from the Dark Aether who seek to bring about destruction to all dimensions by planting Divinium in each dimension. Planting it in the original timeline led to its' discovery at Shi No Numa, and eventually ''Black Ops II'' in which both Richtofen and Maxis destroyed the Earth after being guided by the Shadow Man. Now, the heroes are tasked with defeating the Shadow Man and the Apothicons and saving the universe from annihilation.]]
* %%* CreepyChild: Samantha. Good god, '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNcCedQNaFE&feature=related Samantha]].'''



** In ''Mob Of The Dead'', one trap put in the way towards the Warden's office consists of two fans that [[DeadlyRotaryFan gib any zombie that passes through them.]] The other trap is located in the Cafeteria and rains ''pure acid'' into the zombies.

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** In ''Mob Of The Dead'', one trap put in the way towards the Warden's office consists of two fans that [[DeadlyRotaryFan gib any zombie that passes through them.]] The other trap is located in the Cafeteria and rains ''pure acid'' into onto the zombies.



** In ''Zetsubou No Shima'', one trap consists of two precariously held B-17 engines, which lower down and decapitate any zombie that passes through it when activated.
*** The second trap is a turbofan embedded in a wall that [[TurbineBlender sucks zombies in and gibs them on it's rotors.]]

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** In ''Zetsubou No Shima'', one trap consists of two precariously held B-17 engines, which lower down and decapitate any zombie that passes through it when activated.
***
activated. The second trap is a turbofan embedded in a wall that [[TurbineBlender sucks zombies in and gibs them on it's rotors.]]



*** The Wunderwaffe electrocutes zombies and chains lightning towards any other zombie in the vicinity.
*** The 31-79JGb215 is a gun that shoots a ray that shrink zombies into rat-sized bobbleheads. Which you can [[GoombaStomp stomp on]] or just kick away (which is a lot funnier).
*** The Wave Gun causes a zombie's insides to expand and it to float away and [[PopGoesTheHuman eventually explode on a shower of gore.]]
*** The Sliquifier shoots a liquid that pops zombies into bits and chains similarly to the Wunderwaffe. If shot in the floor, it causes the zombies [[SlipperySkid to slip in hilarious manners.]]
*** The Apothicon Servant is an organic EldritchAbomination weapon that shoots black holes that suck in the zombies and crush them.
*** Taken to a new level with the Bows in Der Eisendrache.

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*** ** The Wunderwaffe electrocutes zombies and chains lightning towards any other zombie in the vicinity.
*** ** The 31-79JGb215 is a gun that shoots a ray that shrink zombies into rat-sized bobbleheads. Which you can [[GoombaStomp stomp on]] or just kick away (which is a lot funnier).
*** ** The Wave Gun causes a zombie's insides to expand and it to float away and [[PopGoesTheHuman eventually explode on a shower of gore.]]
*** ** The Sliquifier shoots a liquid that pops zombies into bits and chains similarly to the Wunderwaffe. If shot in the floor, it causes the zombies [[SlipperySkid to slip in hilarious manners.]]
*** ** The Apothicon Servant is an organic EldritchAbomination weapon that shoots black holes that suck in the zombies and crush them.
*** ** Taken to a new level with the Bows in Der Eisendrache.



--->'''Dempsey''': ''"Owww! That's a BAD way to go!"''

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--->'''Dempsey''': ''"Owww! ---->'''Dempsey:''' Owww! That's a BAD way to go!"''
go!



--->'''Dempsey''': ''"GET PLANTED, FLESHSORE!''"

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--->'''Dempsey''': ''"GET ---->'''Dempsey:''' GET PLANTED, FLESHSORE!''"FLESHSORE!




* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Black Ops II'' is not as lighthearted as the previous games. There are still some wonderful one liners, but in general, many of the situations in the game are not PlayedForLaughs. ''Black Ops III'' goes even darker, as the series becomes an all out CosmicHorrorStory as the heroes race to [[spoiler: kill their original counterparts and save the universe from the ancient evil known as the Apothicons.]]

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\n* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Black Ops II'' is not as lighthearted as the previous games. There are still some wonderful one liners, but in general, many of the situations in the game are not PlayedForLaughs. ''Black Ops III'' goes even darker, as the series becomes an all out CosmicHorrorStory as the heroes race to [[spoiler: kill [[spoiler:kill their original counterparts and save the universe from the ancient evil known as the Apothicons.]]



** ''Buried'' is incredibly dreary and solemn. It's clear the crew has gone through hell to get here and they spend the entirety of the map in dark, tight spaces, following the orders of unseen people in the hopes of saving the world. [[spoiler: No matter who you help, it's heavily implied the four are killed regardless. Either Richtofen has the world as a plaything, only to be trapped in Samuel's body, or Maxis ''destroys the Earth'' for nothing.]] Even the Easter egg song, "Always Running" is far and away the saddest song.

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** ''Buried'' is incredibly dreary and solemn. It's clear the crew has gone through hell to get here and they spend the entirety of the map in dark, tight spaces, following the orders of unseen people in the hopes of saving the world. [[spoiler: No [[spoiler:No matter who you help, it's heavily implied the four are killed regardless. Either Richtofen has the world as a plaything, only to be trapped in Samuel's body, or Maxis ''destroys the Earth'' for nothing.]] Even the Easter egg song, "Always Running" is far and away the saddest song.



** Also, shown at the end of the ''Ascension'' side quest/easter egg where [[spoiler: Samantha lets out a howl that disorients the players and brings back the monochrome coloring for a few seconds.]]

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** Also, shown at the end of the ''Ascension'' side quest/easter egg where [[spoiler: Samantha [[spoiler:Samantha lets out a howl that disorients the players and brings back the monochrome coloring for a few seconds.]]



--> '''Dempsey''': ''"Time to [[ThatCameOutWrong whip out my...]] little light!"''
--> '''Nikolai''': ''"Who wants to play with my monkey? Anyone?"''
* DownerEnding[=/=]TheBadGuyWins: At the end of ''Buried'', which is the last map before ''Origins'', players have the choice of either siding with Maxis or Richtofen. [[spoiler: If Maxis wins, he banishes Richtofen from the Aether and uses his powers to open a rift to Agartha, which will destroy Earth in the process. If Richtofen wins, he destroys Maxis' soul, possesses one of the characters, gains full control over the Aether, and uses it to turn the Earth into his personal playground. Thankfully, this chain of events is undone when their ''Origins'' counterparts change this timeline by killing the original Richtofen.]]

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--> '''Dempsey''': '''Dempsey:''' ''"Time to [[ThatCameOutWrong whip out my...]] little light!"''
--> '''Nikolai''': '''Nikolai:''' ''"Who wants to play with my monkey? Anyone?"''
* DownerEnding[=/=]TheBadGuyWins: At the end of ''Buried'', which is the last map before ''Origins'', players have the choice of either siding with Maxis or Richtofen. [[spoiler: If [[spoiler:If Maxis wins, he banishes Richtofen from the Aether and uses his powers to open a rift to Agartha, which will destroy Earth in the process. If Richtofen wins, he destroys Maxis' soul, possesses one of the characters, gains full control over the Aether, and uses it to turn the Earth into his personal playground. Thankfully, this chain of events is undone when their ''Origins'' counterparts change this timeline by killing the original Richtofen.]]



** [[spoiler: Gets a much sadder tone once you complete the Easter Egg in Gorod Krovi. The reason he drowns his sorrows is because his only wife was killed by artillery fire.]]

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** [[spoiler: Gets [[spoiler:Gets a much sadder tone once you complete the Easter Egg in Gorod Krovi. The reason he drowns his sorrows is because his only wife was killed by artillery fire.]]



* EarthShatteringKaboom: Two. One in [[spoiler: ''Moon'' where you blow up the Earth]] and another in [[spoiler:''Der Eisendrache'']], where you return the favor. [[spoiler: Though technically that last one counts as an example of DetonationMoon.]]

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* EarthShatteringKaboom: Two. One in [[spoiler: ''Moon'' [[spoiler:''Moon'' where you blow up the Earth]] and another in [[spoiler:''Der Eisendrache'']], where you return the favor. [[spoiler: Though [[spoiler:Though technically that last one counts as an example of DetonationMoon.]]



** ''Black Ops II'' splits the story Easter Egg into two, as during the maps you can choose to complete an Easter Egg for either Richtofen or Maxis. The culmination of the main ''Black Ops II'' storyline has two different endings: [[spoiler: Richtofen's side, where Richtofen causes Dr. Maxis to simply cease to exist, and then joins a character in their body, or Dr. Maxis' side, where Maxis throws Richtofen out of his spot as the "Demonic Announcer" and then starts to destroy the Earth to get his daughter Samantha back.]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding: After eight years of maps and a battle across time and space, [[spoiler: Richtofen, Dempsey, Nikolai, and Takeo are save the universe from the Apothicons and kill the Shadow Man. Despite initially wishing to destroy them, Monty agrees to send them back in time to become Primis, four revered warriors who led the first battle between humanity and the Apothicons. The crew lives out the rest of their days as heroes, saving the Earth from the Apothicons again, and ultimately, completing the cycle so that one day, they will save the universe in ''Revelations'' again. The cycle is complete, with the heroes achieving their destiny and true place in the universe.]]

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** ''Black Ops II'' splits the story Easter Egg into two, as during the maps you can choose to complete an Easter Egg for either Richtofen or Maxis. The culmination of the main ''Black Ops II'' storyline has two different endings: [[spoiler: Richtofen's [[spoiler:Richtofen's side, where Richtofen causes Dr. Maxis to simply cease to exist, and then joins a character in their body, or Dr. Maxis' side, where Maxis throws Richtofen out of his spot as the "Demonic Announcer" and then starts to destroy the Earth to get his daughter Samantha back.]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding: After eight years of maps and a battle across time and space, [[spoiler: Richtofen, [[spoiler:Richtofen, Dempsey, Nikolai, and Takeo are save the universe from the Apothicons and kill the Shadow Man. Despite initially wishing to destroy them, Monty agrees to send them back in time to become Primis, four revered warriors who led the first battle between humanity and the Apothicons. The crew lives out the rest of their days as heroes, saving the Earth from the Apothicons again, and ultimately, completing the cycle so that one day, they will save the universe in ''Revelations'' again. The cycle is complete, with the heroes achieving their destiny and true place in the universe.]]



* EldritchAbomination: The Apothicons. [[spoiler: They are the true main antagonists of the series, bringing destruction and chaos to all dimensions, and are utterly alien in appearance and power.]] The Keepers as well, althrough they happen to be creatures hellbent in keeping the balance of the dimensions and aiding in the purge of the Apothicons.

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* EldritchAbomination: The Apothicons. [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They are the true main antagonists of the series, bringing destruction and chaos to all dimensions, and are utterly alien in appearance and power.]] The Keepers as well, althrough they happen to be creatures hellbent in keeping the balance of the dimensions and aiding in the purge of the Apothicons.



* EvilLaugh: Dempsey does this occasionally, but Richtofen indulges in this ''very'' often.

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* EvilLaugh: EvilLaugh:
**
Dempsey does this occasionally, but Richtofen indulges in this ''very'' often.



-->'''Dempsey''': 'Oh just when I thought we were getting along, box!'

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-->'''Dempsey''': --->'''Dempsey:''' 'Oh just when I thought we were getting along, box!'



* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Richtofen in ''Moon'']], not that he was good to begin with, what with [[spoiler: attempting to kill his partner, Dr. Maxis, and his daughter, Samantha Maxis, before the events in ''Der Riese'', and brainwashing the other characters and using them as experiments, among other things.]]

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* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Richtofen [[spoiler:Richtofen in ''Moon'']], not that he was good to begin with, what with [[spoiler: attempting [[spoiler:attempting to kill his partner, Dr. Maxis, and his daughter, Samantha Maxis, before the events in ''Der Riese'', and brainwashing the other characters and using them as experiments, among other things.]]



** The fly trap easter egg in ''Der Riese'' feels like a horror movie where you communicate with an unseen demonic force. Come Moon, it's revealed [[spoiler: that's exactly what you're doing: whoever's soul is within an alien device is taken to another dimension, the Aether, where they can control the Zombies. Richtofen knew this all along]] and only in ''Der Riese'' did he realize it was all just a game to Samantha.

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** The fly trap easter egg in ''Der Riese'' feels like a horror movie where you communicate with an unseen demonic force. Come Moon, it's revealed [[spoiler: that's [[spoiler:that's exactly what you're doing: whoever's soul is within an alien device is taken to another dimension, the Aether, where they can control the Zombies. Richtofen knew this all along]] and only in ''Der Riese'' did he realize it was all just a game to Samantha.



** Takeo muses in ''Ascension'' that the zombies are the greater threat than [[spoiler: Richtofen]] and resolves to focus on the former. In a way, he's right: whatever force controls the Zombies [[spoiler: and is the source of power behind whoever is the Demonic Announcer]] is a far greater threat than Samantha, [[spoiler: Richtofen or Maxis. This evil entity turns out to be the Shadow Man and the Apothicons.]]

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** Takeo muses in ''Ascension'' that the zombies are the greater threat than [[spoiler: Richtofen]] [[spoiler:Richtofen]] and resolves to focus on the former. In a way, he's right: whatever force controls the Zombies [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and is the source of power behind whoever is the Demonic Announcer]] is a far greater threat than Samantha, [[spoiler: Richtofen [[spoiler:Richtofen or Maxis. This evil entity turns out to be the Shadow Man and the Apothicons.]]



** In ''Shangdi La'', Takeo and Dempsey both realize [[spoiler: Richtofen]] is up to something big. [[spoiler: Turns out in ''Moon'', everything so far has been a part of his grand scheme to take over the Zombies.]]
** Some of the survivors of ''Black Ops II'' seem to realize Maxis intends to [[spoiler: destroy the Earth,]] although considering all the insanity and hysteria of the apocalypse, the player probably didn't take them too seriously. [[spoiler: They should have.]]
** The translated cypher on the lyric video for "Where Are We Going" - [[spoiler: "Let go and the beginning will become the end." - revealed what the final map would be like - a return to the original six major characters during the first zombie outbreak, which (for now at least) seems to wrap up the story and has the characters finally reaching the fabled [[spoiler: Agartha]].

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** In ''Shangdi La'', Takeo and Dempsey both realize [[spoiler: Richtofen]] [[spoiler:Richtofen]] is up to something big. [[spoiler: Turns [[spoiler:Turns out in ''Moon'', everything so far has been a part of his grand scheme to take over the Zombies.]]
** Some of the survivors of ''Black Ops II'' seem to realize Maxis intends to [[spoiler: destroy [[spoiler:destroy the Earth,]] although considering all the insanity and hysteria of the apocalypse, the player probably didn't take them too seriously. [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They should have.]]
** The translated cypher on the lyric video for "Where Are We Going" - [[spoiler: "Let [[spoiler:"Let go and the beginning will become the end." - revealed what the final map would be like - a return to the original six major characters during the first zombie outbreak, which (for now at least) seems to wrap up the story and has the characters finally reaching the fabled [[spoiler: Agartha]].[[spoiler:Agartha]].



** The voices Richtofen and other characters have been feeling since the beginning of the series? [[spoiler: ''Revelations'' strongly implies this to be the voice of the Shadow Man, who's bent on letting his masters, the Apothicons, destroy this dimension.]]
** Notice how the plot of the series really started when a meteor of Element 115 landed in the swamps of ''Shi No Numa''? [[spoiler: That's because Element 115 is a material created by the Apothicons, who speak to whoever comes in contact with it via the Shadow Man and direct the listener towards bringing about the destruction of their dimension for them. Richtofen and Maxis eventually destroyed the Earth in the original timeline after the insanity of exposure to Element 115.]]
** In ''Mob of the Dead'', Weasel complains that he can't get the name "Nikolai" out of his head for some reason. Later, the opening cinematic of ''The Giant'' uses the ''Mob of the Dead'' round music when 2.0 Richtofen emerges from the teleporter. Later, the same cue is used during the first trailer for ''Revelations''. In the end cutscene, [[spoiler: after the Apothicons are defeated, Richtofen reveals that he took vials of blood from the ''Mob'' gangsters, as their dimension had been sealed off from the Apothicons, creating a paradox that allowed the crew to survive the resetting of the universe.]]
** In ''Origins'', we see strange statues in the likeness of the crew in the Crazy Place. [[spoiler: Ultimately, the ''Origins'' crew is allowed to live out the rest of their days as the heroes and leaders of the human-Keeper alliance to fend off the Apothicon invasion in Primis, making it clear why there were statues of the crew in the Agarthan place.]]

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** The voices Richtofen and other characters have been feeling since the beginning of the series? [[spoiler: ''Revelations'' [[spoiler:''Revelations'' strongly implies this to be the voice of the Shadow Man, who's bent on letting his masters, the Apothicons, destroy this dimension.]]
** Notice how the plot of the series really started when a meteor of Element 115 landed in the swamps of ''Shi No Numa''? [[spoiler: That's [[spoiler:That's because Element 115 is a material created by the Apothicons, who speak to whoever comes in contact with it via the Shadow Man and direct the listener towards bringing about the destruction of their dimension for them. Richtofen and Maxis eventually destroyed the Earth in the original timeline after the insanity of exposure to Element 115.]]
** In ''Mob of the Dead'', Weasel complains that he can't get the name "Nikolai" out of his head for some reason. Later, the opening cinematic of ''The Giant'' uses the ''Mob of the Dead'' round music when 2.0 Richtofen emerges from the teleporter. Later, the same cue is used during the first trailer for ''Revelations''. In the end cutscene, [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after the Apothicons are defeated, Richtofen reveals that he took vials of blood from the ''Mob'' gangsters, as their dimension had been sealed off from the Apothicons, creating a paradox that allowed the crew to survive the resetting of the universe.]]
** In ''Origins'', we see strange statues in the likeness of the crew in the Crazy Place. [[spoiler: Ultimately, [[spoiler:Ultimately, the ''Origins'' crew is allowed to live out the rest of their days as the heroes and leaders of the human-Keeper alliance to fend off the Apothicon invasion in Primis, making it clear why there were statues of the crew in the Agarthan place.]]



** [[spoiler: Richtofen used the group to help him find Samantha so he could switch bodies with her and gain control of the zombies.]]
** [[spoiler: Dr.Maxis had a counter {{plan}}. Now existing as a digital entity, he had recordings instructing the party how to weaken Rictofen. That was the destruction of the Earth's atmosphere, essentially loosening Rictofen's control over the zombies on Earth]].

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** [[spoiler: Richtofen [[spoiler:Richtofen used the group to help him find Samantha so he could switch bodies with her and gain control of the zombies.]]
** [[spoiler: Dr.[[spoiler:Dr. Maxis had a counter {{plan}}. Now existing as a digital entity, he had recordings instructing the party how to weaken Rictofen. That was the destruction of the Earth's atmosphere, essentially loosening Rictofen's control over the zombies on Earth]].



* GreaterScopeVillain: Throughout the series it's been hinted that there's a larger evil force behind the zombie mayhem, greater than Richtofen or the Maxis family. The final ''Revelations'' DLC map from ''Black Ops III'' confirms that [[spoiler: the Shadow Man and the other Apothicons were behind it all from the beginning.]]

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* GreaterScopeVillain: Throughout the series it's been hinted that there's a larger evil force behind the zombie mayhem, greater than Richtofen or the Maxis family. The final ''Revelations'' DLC map from ''Black Ops III'' confirms that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Shadow Man and the other Apothicons were behind it all from the beginning.]]



* GroundhogDayLoop: Important to the ''Mob of the Dead'' map's storyline. [[spoiler: The four mobsters intended to escape Alcatraz using a plane constructed by Weasel, but infighting caused Sal, Billy and Finn to turn on the former and kill him on the prison roof; a crime for which they would be exectued via electric chair. They ended up in the Afterlife, where they attempt to recreate their escape while fighting zombies. Save for Weasel, the mobsters cannot recall what exactly happened, but regain their memories (if the map's Easter Egg is performed), in which case, they kill Weasel and die once more, repeating the cycle. The cycle can be broken if Weasel successfully defeats the others, at which point he is freed from his repeated deaths.]]

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* GroundhogDayLoop: Important to the ''Mob of the Dead'' map's storyline. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The four mobsters intended to escape Alcatraz using a plane constructed by Weasel, but infighting caused Sal, Billy and Finn to turn on the former and kill him on the prison roof; a crime for which they would be exectued via electric chair. They ended up in the Afterlife, where they attempt to recreate their escape while fighting zombies. Save for Weasel, the mobsters cannot recall what exactly happened, but regain their memories (if the map's Easter Egg is performed), in which case, they kill Weasel and die once more, repeating the cycle. The cycle can be broken if Weasel successfully defeats the others, at which point he is freed from his repeated deaths.]]



-->'''Ritchofen''':''"Double the pleasure, double the pain, double the DAMAGE!""''

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-->'''Ritchofen''':''"Double -->'''Ritchofen:''' "Double the pleasure, double the pain, double the DAMAGE!""''DAMAGE!"



* HealingShiv: A literal example in the form of the Pack-A-Punched Ballistic Knife, the Krauss Refibrillator. You can revive downed players by stabbing or shooting the blade at them.

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* HealingShiv: HealingShiv:
**
A literal example in the form of the Pack-A-Punched Ballistic Knife, the Krauss Refibrillator. You can revive downed players by stabbing or shooting the blade at them.



* TheHeavy: [[spoiler: Richtofen is the most prominent antagonist for ''Black Ops'' and ''Black Ops II''. However, in ''Black Ops III'', the Shadow Man takes this position as he's the most prominent antagonist representing the ''true'' antagonists of the franchise, the Apothicons.]]

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* TheHeavy: [[spoiler: Richtofen [[spoiler:Richtofen is the most prominent antagonist for ''Black Ops'' and ''Black Ops II''. However, in ''Black Ops III'', the Shadow Man takes this position as he's the most prominent antagonist representing the ''true'' antagonists of the franchise, the Apothicons.]]



--> '''Takeo''': ''"Argh! Your foul odor disonors my sinuses."''
* IncrediblyLamePun: Nikolai is fond of these.
-->'''Nikolai''': ''"And the limbs go flying! How's that for an '''ARM'''-y?! Get it? With the arms?..."'' (no one answers) ''"...fuck you."''

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--> '''Takeo''': ''"Argh! '''Takeo:''' Argh! Your foul odor disonors dishonors my sinuses."''
sinuses.
* IncrediblyLamePun: IncrediblyLamePun:
**
Nikolai is fond of these.
-->'''Nikolai''': ''"And --->'''Nikolai:''' And the limbs go flying! How's that for an '''ARM'''-y?! Get it? With the arms?..."'' (no ''(no one answers) ''"...answers)'' ...fuck you."''



-->'''Richtofen''':''"He can't fight now... He's being... DISARMED! [[EvilLaugh Ahahahaha!]]"''

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-->'''Richtofen''':''"He --->'''Richtofen:''' He can't fight now... He's being... DISARMED! [[EvilLaugh Ahahahaha!]]"''Ahahahaha!]]



--->'''Ritchtofen''' after turning on the Electric Trap: ''"[[HurricaneOfPuns The extreme voltage I conduct will amplify my resistence to the current hellspawn circuit]], ehehe... That's enough electricity puns, moving on."''
--->'''Nikolai''': ''"It crawls like baby... Hellpiglet! Hehe, see what I did there?"''

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--->'''Ritchtofen''' after turning on the Electric Trap: ''"[[HurricaneOfPuns [[HurricaneOfPuns The extreme voltage I conduct will amplify my resistence resistance to the current hellspawn circuit]], ehehe... That's enough electricity puns, moving on."''
--->'''Nikolai''': ''"It
on.
--->'''Nikolai:''' It
crawls like baby... Hellpiglet! Hehe, see what I did there?"''
there?



* InteractiveNarrator: All the 1940's characters can hear the Demonic Announcer. Leading to these lovely exchanges:
-->'''Demonic Announcer''': '''''"FETCH ME THEIR SOULS!"'''''\\
'''Nikolai''': ''"[[OhNoNotAgain Oh, no! They're going to fetch our souls again!]]"''\\
'''Dempsey''': ''"[[VerbThis Fetch my grenade, Devil-voice!]]"''

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* InteractiveNarrator: All the 1940's player characters can hear the Demonic Announcer. Leading to these lovely exchanges:
-->'''Demonic Announcer''': '''''"FETCH Announcer:''' '''FETCH ME THEIR SOULS!"'''''\\
'''Nikolai''':
SOULS!'''\\
'''Nikolai:'''
''"[[OhNoNotAgain Oh, no! They're going to fetch our souls again!]]"''\\
'''Dempsey''': ''"[[VerbThis '''Dempsey:''' Fetch my grenade, Devil-voice!]]"''Devil-voice!



** ''Black Ops III'' allows a second pack-a-punch for all bullet-firing guns, and one of the secondary bullet types is Blast Furnace. Once trigerred, it sets all zombies in the victinity on fire.
* KnifeNut: Everyone in ''Der Riese'' once they get their hands on a Bowie Knife, which looks more like a short sword.

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** ''Black Ops III'' allows a second pack-a-punch for all bullet-firing guns, and one of the secondary bullet types is Blast Furnace. Once trigerred, triggered, it sets all zombies in the victinity vicinity on fire.
* KnifeNut: KnifeNut:
**
Everyone in ''Der Riese'' once they get their hands on a Bowie Knife, which looks more like a short sword.



-->'''Demspey''': ''Welcome to the one-stop maggot spillin' brain muncher chop shop. Proprietor: Tank Dempsey!''
* LampshadeHanging: Some of the characters will comment on the finding of the musical {{Easter Egg}}s being just that. They'll also get pissed off every time the Mystery Box chucks up a Teddy Bear instead of a weapon.

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-->'''Demspey''': ''Welcome --->'''Demspey:''' Welcome to the one-stop maggot spillin' brain muncher chop shop. Proprietor: Tank Dempsey!''
Dempsey!
* LampshadeHanging: LampshadeHanging:
**
Some of the characters will comment on the finding of the musical {{Easter Egg}}s being just that. They'll also get pissed off every time the Mystery Box chucks up a Teddy Bear instead of a weapon.



-->''"Look, I just made a new pet. I'll take it for a walk for about five minutes while the rest of you dick around."''
-->'''Dempsey''', when out of ammo: ''"Hey, player! Drop the chips and get me some ammo!"''

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-->''"Look, --->''Look, I just made a new pet. I'll take it for a walk for about five minutes while the rest of you dick around."''
-->'''Dempsey''',
''
--->'''Dempsey''',
when out of ammo: ''"Hey, Hey, player! Drop the chips and get me some ammo!"''ammo!



-->'''Dempsey''': ''"I'm gonna do a jig on your insides, maggotsack!"''\\
'''Nikolai''': ''"No, it's my Vodka! MINE! MY OWN!"''\\
'''Richtofen''': ''"The Doctor prescribes you... '''PAIN!'''"''\\
'''Takeo''': ''"Your blood will rain on me!"''\\
'''Kennedy''': ''"Forgive your enemies, but '''NEVER, EVER,''' forget their names!"''\\
'''[=McNamara=]''': ''"Consider yourself, '''ITEMIZED!'''"''\\
'''Castro''': ''"Only ''I'' can punish crimes of such '''MAGNITUDE!'''"''\\
'''Nixon''': ''"Get your hands off me, '''HIPPIE!'''"''\\
'''[[{{ActionGirl}} Misty]]''': ''"Oh ho, you're done, [[{{ThisIsForEmphasisBitch}} BITCH!]]"''\\
'''Richoften''': '''"I DRINK YOUR PAIN!"''' *slurping sounds*\\
'''Dempsey''': ''"I WILL CUT YOU BAD!'' '''''REAL BAD!'''''"\\

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-->'''Dempsey''': ''"I'm -->'''Dempsey:''' I'm gonna do a jig on your insides, maggotsack!"''\\
'''Nikolai''':
maggotsack!\\
'''Nikolai:'''
''"No, it's my Vodka! MINE! MY OWN!"''\\
'''Richtofen''': '''Richtofen:''' ''"The Doctor prescribes you... '''PAIN!'''"''\\
'''Takeo''': '''Takeo:''' ''"Your blood will rain on me!"''\\
'''Kennedy''': '''Kennedy:''' ''"Forgive your enemies, but '''NEVER, EVER,''' forget their names!"''\\
'''[=McNamara=]''': '''[=McNamara=]:''' ''"Consider yourself, '''ITEMIZED!'''"''\\
'''Castro''': '''Castro:''' ''"Only ''I'' can punish crimes of such '''MAGNITUDE!'''"''\\
'''Nixon''': '''Nixon:''' ''"Get your hands off me, '''HIPPIE!'''"''\\
'''[[{{ActionGirl}} Misty]]''': '''Misty:''' ''"Oh ho, you're done, [[{{ThisIsForEmphasisBitch}} BITCH!]]"''\\
'''Richoften''': '''Richoften:''' '''"I DRINK YOUR PAIN!"''' *slurping sounds*\\
'''Dempsey''': '''Dempsey:''' ''"I WILL CUT YOU BAD!'' '''''REAL BAD!'''''"\\



'''Nikolai''': ''"YOU DID NOT FINISH JOB, '''BIG MISTAKE!"'''''\\
'''Takeo''': ''"You? Kill me? NOO! I KILL YOU!"''\\
'''Dempsey''': ''"DO I NEED TO SPELL IT OUT? You're D-E-A-D, MAGGOT ADDICTS!"''\\
'''Nikolai''': ''"YOU DARE INSULT '''ME'''? ON '''MY HOMELAND??'''"''

* {{Lethal Joke Weapon}}: The Golden Spork in ''Mob of the Dead''. As ridiculous as this sounds, it's more lethal than the '''Galvaknuckles''', a '''spork''' is more deadly than electric brass knuckles! Holy crap! To specify, the Golden Spork is five times more deadly than the Galvaknuckles. [[spoiler:Getting it requires using the acid infused Blundergat in the laundry room after mixing the spoon in the bathtub of blood. A laugh later, and go back to bathtub.]] Have fun using it to {{Curbstomp| Battle}} zombies.

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'''Nikolai''': '''Nikolai:''' ''"YOU DID NOT FINISH JOB, '''BIG MISTAKE!"'''''\\
'''Takeo''': '''Takeo:''' ''"You? Kill me? NOO! I KILL YOU!"''\\
'''Dempsey''': '''Dempsey:''' ''"DO I NEED TO SPELL IT OUT? You're D-E-A-D, MAGGOT ADDICTS!"''\\
'''Nikolai''': '''Nikolai:''' ''"YOU DARE INSULT '''ME'''? ON '''MY HOMELAND??'''"''

HOMELAND??'''"''
* {{Lethal Joke Weapon}}: LethalJokeWeapon: The Golden Spork in ''Mob of the Dead''. As ridiculous as this sounds, it's more lethal than the '''Galvaknuckles''', '''Galvaknuckles'''. Yes, a '''spork''' ''spork'' is more deadly than electric brass knuckles! Holy crap! To specify, the Golden Spork is five times more deadly than the Galvaknuckles. [[spoiler:Getting it requires using the acid infused Blundergat in the laundry room after mixing the spoon in the bathtub of blood. A laugh later, and go back to bathtub.]] Have fun using it to {{Curbstomp| Battle}} zombies.



* MeaningfulName: "verrückt" means "crazy" in German.
** ''Nacht der Untoten'', which means ''Night of the Undead'' in German, and ''Shi no Numa'', which is Japanese for ''Zombie Swamp'' or ''Marsh of Death''... and you fight Japanese Zombies in it. ''Kino der Toten'' in ''Black Ops'' roughly translates to ''Theater of the Dead'', which is appropriate considering it's a ShoutOut to ''Film/InglouriousBasterds''.
*** ''Ascension'' is a Soviet rocket launch facility, complete with cosmonaut training device and zombie astro-monkeys.
*** ''Call of the Dead'', combining ''Call of Duty'' and ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' (the latter of which was directed by George A. Romero, who shows up as the final boss of the level).
*** ''Mob of the Dead'' has 'Icarus'. A plane that is supposed to fly the Mobsters out of Alcatraz, crashes on the Golden Gate Bridge.
*** ''Buried'' is named for the character's situation - they have to decide to follow either Richtofen or Maxis, but they overall don't have the best of hopes anyway. [[spoiler: No matter who they help, they all die in the underground town, unable to return to the surface.]]
*** ''Der Eisendrache'' is German for "The Iron Dragon", named after the dragons you have to feed, and that it is the motif of the long gone king.
*** ''Zetsubou No Shima'' translates from Japanese to "Island of Despair". Considering what happens in the island...
*** ''Gorod Krovi'' translates directly from Russian to "City of Blood."

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* MeaningfulName: MeaningfulName:
**
"verrückt" means "crazy" in German.
** ''Nacht der Untoten'', which means ''Night of the Undead'' in German, and ''Shi no Numa'', which is Japanese for ''Zombie Swamp'' or ''Marsh of Death''... and you fight Japanese Zombies in it. it.
**
''Kino der Toten'' in ''Black Ops'' roughly translates to ''Theater of the Dead'', which is appropriate considering it's a ShoutOut to ''Film/InglouriousBasterds''.
*** ** ''Ascension'' is a Soviet rocket launch facility, complete with cosmonaut training device and zombie astro-monkeys.
*** ** ''Call of the Dead'', combining ''Call of Duty'' and ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' (the latter of which was directed by George A. Romero, who shows up as the final boss of the level).
*** ** ''Mob of the Dead'' has 'Icarus'. A plane that is supposed to fly the Mobsters out of Alcatraz, crashes on the Golden Gate Bridge.
*** ** ''Buried'' is named for the character's situation - they have to decide to follow either Richtofen or Maxis, but they overall don't have the best of hopes anyway. [[spoiler: No [[spoiler:No matter who they help, they all die in the underground town, unable to return to the surface.]]
*** ** ''Der Eisendrache'' is German for "The Iron Dragon", named after the dragons you have to feed, and that it is the motif of the long gone king.
*** ** ''Zetsubou No Shima'' translates from Japanese to "Island of Despair". Considering what happens in the island...
*** ** ''Gorod Krovi'' translates directly from Russian to "City of Blood."



* MoreDakka: Pack-a-Punching your guns in ''Der Riese'' onwards often includes a gigantic increase in firing rate. It even turns some semi-auto weapons into full-auto weapons. However, trying to compensate for a lack of accuracy in this manner will just cause your ammunition reserves to run dry.
** The lack of accuracy becomes a problem because headshots in the later rounds is the only way to quickly kill a zombie.
** Still, it's a widely accepted tactic to just grab the gun that spews the most powerful lead as quickly as possible, and just shoot at the zombies.

to:

* MoreDakka: MoreDakka:
**
Pack-a-Punching your guns in ''Der Riese'' onwards often includes a gigantic increase in firing rate. It even turns some semi-auto weapons into full-auto weapons. However, trying to compensate for a lack of accuracy in this manner will just cause your ammunition reserves to run dry.
** The
dry. (although the lack of accuracy becomes a problem because headshots in the later rounds is are the only way to quickly kill a zombie.
** Still, it's a widely accepted tactic to just grab the gun that spews the most powerful lead as quickly as possible, and just shoot at the zombies.
zombie.)



* TheMultiverse: The ''Black Ops III'' zombies arc is the original crew's attempts to erase the zombies from all realities, and save it all from [[spoiler: the Apothicons, ancient evils that seek to destroy all realities.]]

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* TheMultiverse: The ''Black Ops III'' zombies arc is the original crew's attempts to erase the zombies from all realities, and save it all from [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Apothicons, ancient evils that seek to destroy all realities.]]



** "Gag" might not be the right word, [[TearJerker considering the mood of the scene]], but [[spoiler:WW2!Takeo]]'s fate is eerly similar to [[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps Reznov]]'s.

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** "Gag" might not be the right word, [[TearJerker considering the mood of the scene]], but [[spoiler:WW2!Takeo]]'s fate is eerly eerily similar to [[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps Reznov]]'s.



** It's a [[{{BFG}} huge fuckoff rifle]], that has been upgraded. Would you want it penetrating you in either sense?






* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The ''Call of the Dead'' cast, unbeknownst to them. [[spoiler: They gave the Vrill Device to Richtofen, who would use it to take control of the zombies in the Aether, and this would lead to the Earth's destruction.]]
** [[spoiler: No matter who the Green Run group help, they only make things worse. If Richtofen succeeds, the Earth remains as is, and Richtofen ends up trapped in Samuel's body and seems doomed to die with the other three. If Maxis succeeds, he destroys the Earth and everyone still on it. The worst part? ''He still fails to find Agartha.''.]]
** [[spoiler: Richtofen and the crew all manage to save their 1.0 versions and create the perfect world... Then Maxis fiddles with the Summoning Key and gets tricked by the Shadow Man. Who then proceeds to unleash his overlords on the perfect world that Richtofen worked so hard for. Dr. Monty admits it's not really Maxis' fault, as he doesn't actually have a soul since he only had his brain to work with.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: NiceJobBreakingItHero:
**
The ''Call of the Dead'' cast, unbeknownst to them. [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They gave the Vrill Device to Richtofen, who would use it to take control of the zombies in the Aether, and this would lead to the Earth's destruction.]]
** [[spoiler: No [[spoiler:No matter who the Green Run group help, they only make things worse. If Richtofen succeeds, the Earth remains as is, and Richtofen ends up trapped in Samuel's body and seems doomed to die with the other three. If Maxis succeeds, he destroys the Earth and everyone still on it. The worst part? ''He still fails to find Agartha.''.]]
** [[spoiler: Richtofen [[spoiler:Richtofen and the crew all manage to save their 1.0 versions and create the perfect world... Then Maxis fiddles with the Summoning Key and gets tricked by the Shadow Man. Who then proceeds to unleash his overlords on the perfect world that Richtofen worked so hard for. Dr. Monty admits it's not really Maxis' fault, as he doesn't actually have a soul since he only had his brain to work with.]]



** With the right application of 115, they can be turned back into regular humans. [[spoiler: This includes George Romero, but only for a short time.]]
* PetTheDog: [[ThoseWackyNazis Richtofen]] is noticeably empathetic towards the Hellhounds when they come knocking at the door. [[FridgeBrilliance Considering Nazi Germany had a surprisingly humane policy on animals...]] That, and the fact [[spoiler: that he helped create the first Hellhound, [[MoralEventHorizon which he used to kill Maxis and Samantha by locking them into the room it had appeared in]]. At least, that's what everyone, including Rictofen thought. Turns out, they were teleported to the Group 935 base on the ''Moon''.]]

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** With the right application of 115, they can be turned back into regular humans. [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This includes George Romero, but only for a short time.]]
* PetTheDog: [[ThoseWackyNazis Richtofen]] is noticeably empathetic towards the Hellhounds when they come knocking at the door. [[FridgeBrilliance Considering Nazi Germany had a surprisingly humane policy on animals...]] That, and the fact [[spoiler: that [[spoiler:that he helped create the first Hellhound, [[MoralEventHorizon which he used to kill Maxis and Samantha by locking them into the room it had appeared in]]. At least, that's what everyone, including Rictofen thought. Turns out, they were teleported to the Group 935 base on the ''Moon''.]]



-->'''Dempsey''': ''"Gotta link up this terra... er, tele... bah... machine."''
* PowerUp: Comes in six flavors: [[NukeEm Nuke]], [[MagicTool Carpenter]], [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Insta]]-[[OneHitKill Kill]], [[PinballScoring Double Points]], [[GarageSale Fire Sale,]] [[AfterBossRecovery Max Ammo, usually dropped after Hellhound rounds.]]

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-->'''Dempsey''': -->'''Dempsey:''' ''"Gotta link up this terra... er, tele... bah... machine."''
* PowerUp: PowerUp:
**
Comes in six flavors: [[NukeEm Nuke]], [[MagicTool Carpenter]], [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Insta]]-[[OneHitKill Kill]], [[PinballScoring [[ScoreMultiplier Double Points]], [[GarageSale Fire Sale,]] [[AfterBossRecovery Max Ammo, usually dropped after Hellhound rounds.]]



*** And now in ''Call of the Dead'', completing [[spoiler: the trapped characters EasterEgg]] will reward you with the lightning bolt power-up that grants the player a Wunderwaffe-[=DG2=]

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*** And now in ''Call of the Dead'', completing [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the trapped characters EasterEgg]] will reward you with the lightning bolt power-up that grants the player a Wunderwaffe-[=DG2=]



** The Nuke powerup instantly kills every zombie on the field and awards all players 400 points each. The problem with this is that the number killed are usually worth more than the points the powerup gives you, it makes attempts to activate secrets on the map harder by possibly ending the round (leaving one or two zombies alive is often used to extend a round indefinitely for this purpose) or killing zombies that players need to directly kill for certain reasons, and in the early rounds you can grab it by accident simply because it's cheaper to knife zombies than shoot them.
* PsychoElectro: Dempsey's more... fond of the Wunderwaffe than the other characters.
** Also shows it when using the Storm Bow in Der Eisendrache.

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** The Nuke powerup instantly kills every zombie on the field and awards all players 400 points each. The problem with this is that the number killed are usually worth more than the points the powerup gives you, it makes attempts to activate secrets on the map harder by possibly ending the round (leaving one or two zombies alive is often used to extend a round indefinitely for this purpose) or killing zombies that players need to directly kill for certain reasons, and in the early rounds you can grab it by accident simply because it's cheaper and earns more points to knife zombies than shoot them.
* PsychoElectro: Dempsey's more... fond of the Wunderwaffe than the other characters.
** Also shows it when using
characters, as well as the Storm Bow in Der Eisendrache.



-->'''Nikolai''': ''"What are you? Fucking '''RASPUTIN?!''' Just die already!"''
* RealityIsUnrealistic: Played For Laughs in ''Call of the Dead''. George Romero tells a ''real zombie'' to get back to hair and make up because they "don't look dead enough". Said zombie is missing his lower jaw and is ''very'' decayed.

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-->'''Nikolai''': -->'''Nikolai:''' ''"What are you? Fucking '''RASPUTIN?!''' Just die already!"''
* RealityIsUnrealistic: Played For Laughs in ''Call of the Dead''. George Romero tells a ''real zombie'' to get back to hair and make up because they "don't look dead enough". Said zombie is missing his lower jaw and is ''very'' decayed.
already!"''



** ''Moon'' reveals that [[spoiler: Richtofen has been using the other three to help him enter the Aether and take control of the zombies.]]
** ''Buried'' reveals that [[spoiler: Maxis has been plotting to use the survivors of Earth to help him take Richtofen's place in the Aether, only to destroy the Earth so he may reach Agartha and find Samantha.]]
** ''The Giant'' sets forth the new direction for the story, and that the ''Origins'' crew is from an alternate dimension from the one up to ''Buried''. They are also [[spoiler: systematically killing their original timeline selves]] to prevent the original timeline from happening.
** ''Gorod Krovi'' reveals that [[spoiler: Dr. Monty is an omnipotent being who has tried to keep the universe in balance, and is going to help the gang save it.]]
** ''Revelations'' has already set forth a ton of reveals just in the pre-release material, unsurprising given the title of the map. [[spoiler: The ending of ''Origins'' was actually set in a reality inside the Aether, created by Dr. Monty as a safe haven for new incarnations of the original four and the Maxis' after all the horrors they've faced. Furthermore, the Apothicons are unveiled as the true main antagonists of the series, as they are beings of pure evil who seek to destroy the universe by sending Element 115 to all realities - and the element corrupts any who come into contact with it, and in the original timeline's case, led Richtofen and Maxis to destroy the Earth. The Shadow Man is properly identified as the chief enforcer of the Apothicons, who now are about to conquer the Aether and destroy the entire universe.]]

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** ''Moon'' reveals that [[spoiler: Richtofen [[spoiler:Richtofen has been using the other three to help him enter the Aether and take control of the zombies.]]
** ''Buried'' reveals that [[spoiler: Maxis [[spoiler:Maxis has been plotting to use the survivors of Earth to help him take Richtofen's place in the Aether, only to destroy the Earth so he may reach Agartha and find Samantha.]]
** ''The Giant'' sets forth the new direction for the story, and that the ''Origins'' crew is from an alternate dimension from the one up to ''Buried''. They are also [[spoiler: systematically [[spoiler:systematically killing their original timeline selves]] to prevent the original timeline from happening.
** ''Gorod Krovi'' reveals that [[spoiler: Dr.[[spoiler:Dr. Monty is an omnipotent being who has tried to keep the universe in balance, and is going to help the gang save it.]]
** ''Revelations'' has already set forth a ton of reveals just in the pre-release material, unsurprising given the title of the map. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The ending of ''Origins'' was actually set in a reality inside the Aether, created by Dr. Monty as a safe haven for new incarnations of the original four and the Maxis' after all the horrors they've faced. Furthermore, the Apothicons are unveiled as the true main antagonists of the series, as they are beings of pure evil who seek to destroy the universe by sending Element 115 to all realities - and the element corrupts any who come into contact with it, and in the original timeline's case, led Richtofen and Maxis to destroy the Earth. The Shadow Man is properly identified as the chief enforcer of the Apothicons, who now are about to conquer the Aether and destroy the entire universe.]]



-->''Kino der Toten'': '''Nikolai''': ''"What?! That stripper must have stolen my money!"''\\
''Ascension'': '''Nikolai''': ''"That stripper DID take all my money!...bitch...."''\\
''Shangri-La'': '''Nikolai''': ''"Where does all my money go? [[VodkaDrunkenski Vodka]], [[DrowningMySorrows she is cruel mistress]]."'' (which, in itself, is a RunningGag)

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-->''Kino -->'''Nikolai''' on ''Kino der Toten'': '''Nikolai''': ''"What?! What?! That stripper must have stolen my money!"''\\
money!\\
'''Nikolai''' on
''Ascension'': '''Nikolai''': ''"That That stripper DID take all my money!...bitch...."''\\
\\
'''Nikolai''' on
''Shangri-La'': '''Nikolai''': ''"Where Where does all my money go? [[VodkaDrunkenski Vodka]], [[DrowningMySorrows she is cruel mistress]]."'' mistress]]. (which, in itself, is a RunningGag)



*** ''Ascension'' brings the group from a Nazi theater to a Russian rocket base.
*** And as for ''Call of the Dead'', [[http://youtu.be/3_Cx82OFXM0 well]]........
*** And now the final Zombies map being produced for ''Black Ops'' has Tank, Nikolai, Takeo, and Richtofen fight zombies on a base on the surface of Earth's moon. If that isn't absurdly over the top then I don't know what is. [[spoiler:About as over the top as the Earth blowing up.]]

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*** ** ''Ascension'' brings the group from a Nazi theater to a Russian rocket base.
*** ** And as for ''Call of the Dead'', [[http://youtu.be/3_Cx82OFXM0 well]]........
*** ** And now the final Zombies map being produced for ''Black Ops'' has Tank, Nikolai, Takeo, and Richtofen fight zombies on a base on the surface of Earth's moon. If that isn't absurdly over the top then I don't know what is. [[spoiler:About as over the top as the Earth blowing up.]]



*** Now we have ''Die Rise'', which is also an incredibly large map, and expands greatly on the after affects of ''Moon'' and the [[spoiler: conflict between Doctor Maxis and Richtofen's plans.]]
*** And after that, "Mob of the Dead." This is the largest zombies map to date, with a boss who can [[spoiler: Shut down perks and the box]]
*** The final map, "Origins:, takes place during World War I, in a {{Dieselpunk}} France, is the largest map to date, features a tank you can ride on, and a skyscraper-sized [[HumongousMecha robot]].
** ''Black Ops III'' starts relatively tamely with ''Shadows of Evil, where you fight zombies in a 40' city. And then the aliens shows up. And then you fight a [[spoiler:servant of the ancient evil the maps have been foreshadowing since the beginning]].

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*** ** Now we have ''Die Rise'', which is also an incredibly large map, and expands greatly on the after affects of ''Moon'' and the [[spoiler: conflict [[spoiler:conflict between Doctor Maxis and Richtofen's plans.]]
*** ** And after that, "Mob of the Dead." This is the largest zombies map to date, with a boss who can [[spoiler: Shut shut down perks and the box]]
***
box.
**
The final map, "Origins:, takes place during World War I, in a {{Dieselpunk}} France, is the largest map to date, features a tank you can ride on, and a skyscraper-sized [[HumongousMecha robot]].
** ''Black Ops III'' starts relatively tamely with ''Shadows of Evil, where you fight zombies in a 40' 40s city. And then the aliens shows up. And then you fight a [[spoiler:servant of the ancient evil the maps have been foreshadowing since the beginning]].



*** ''Der Eisendrache''': Well, there goes [[spoiler:[[DetonationMoon the Moon remake]].]]
*** ''Zetsubou No Shima''': Zombie-eating plants, player-eating zombie-plant hybrids, and gigantic spiders. Have fun sleeping!
*** ''Gorod Krovi''': Dragons! Nazi flying drones! Ultra-advanced German AI! More giant robots! Giant Russian zombies with arm cannons!

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*** ''Der Eisendrache''': Eisendrache'': Well, there goes [[spoiler:[[DetonationMoon the Moon remake]].]]
*** ''Zetsubou No Shima''': Shima'': Zombie-eating plants, player-eating zombie-plant hybrids, and gigantic spiders. Have fun sleeping!
*** ''Gorod Krovi''': Krovi'': Dragons! Nazi flying drones! Ultra-advanced German AI! More giant robots! Giant Russian zombies with arm cannons!



** Every subsequent Zombies map has even more elaborate {{Easter Egg}}s, [[spoiler: culminating in the [[ApocalypseHow destruction of the Earth]].]]
*** [[spoiler: As of Black Ops III, the Origins characters are in a mission to destroy all of their WW2 counterparts to avoid the collapse of dimensions, and creating a perfect world for them to live away from all the fighting.]]

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** Every subsequent Zombies map has even more elaborate {{Easter Egg}}s, [[spoiler: culminating [[spoiler:culminating in the [[ApocalypseHow destruction of the Earth]].]]
*** [[spoiler: As [[spoiler:As of Black Ops III, the Origins characters are in a mission to destroy all of their WW2 counterparts to avoid the collapse of dimensions, and creating a perfect world for them to live away from all the fighting.]]



** Extremely averted in ''Die Rise'', where the [[spoiler: beginning of a new 115-related plague and the absolute rule of Richtofen are shown.]]

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** Extremely averted in ''Die Rise'', where the [[spoiler: beginning [[spoiler:beginning of a new 115-related plague and the absolute rule of Richtofen are shown.]]



** ''Black Ops III'' moves the story firmly into that of a CosmicHorrorStory, as it becomes a desperate battle against the [[spoiler: Apothicons, who are trying to destroy the universe.]]

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** ''Black Ops III'' moves the story firmly into that of a CosmicHorrorStory, as it becomes a desperate battle against the [[spoiler: Apothicons, [[spoiler:Apothicons, who are trying to destroy the universe.]]



** The 205 Brecci and the Haymaker 12 in ''Black Ops III''. Pack-a-punched, both have around 120 plus shells avaliable and utterly annihilate anything in it's way - to the point that most zombies [[LudicrousGibs simply become red mist.]] Hell, even the KRM-262 pump shotgun is amazing once a pack-a-punch is done in it.

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** The 205 Brecci and the Haymaker 12 in ''Black Ops III''. Pack-a-punched, both have around 120 plus shells avaliable available and utterly annihilate anything in it's way - to the point that most zombies [[LudicrousGibs simply become red mist.]] Hell, even the KRM-262 pump shotgun is amazing once a pack-a-punch is done in it.it's pack-a-punched.



-->''"Let's slay some stiffs."''

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-->''"Let's --->''"Let's slay some stiffs."''



*** [[spoiler: And after completing Richtofen's Grand Scheme on ''Moon'', Samantha Maxis becomes the the second female character playable in Zombies via a soul transfer with Richtofen.]]

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*** [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And after completing Richtofen's Grand Scheme on ''Moon'', Samantha Maxis becomes the the second female character playable in Zombies via a soul transfer with Richtofen.]]



* UnwittingPawn: Dempsey, Nikolai, and Takeo [[spoiler: as of the events during ''Moon'']].

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* UnwittingPawn: UnwittingPawn:
**
Dempsey, Nikolai, and Takeo [[spoiler: as [[spoiler:as of the events during ''Moon'']].



** The ''Origins' group is this for a while [[spoiler: until Richtofen reveals his plans of killing their WW2 counterparts to avoid the collapse of the dimensions.]]

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** The ''Origins' group is this for a while [[spoiler: until [[spoiler:until Richtofen reveals his plans of killing their WW2 counterparts to avoid the collapse of the dimensions.]]



-->'''Dempsey''': '''''"JUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUIIIICCCEE!!!"'''''
* VodkaDrunkenski: Nikolai, obviously. [[LampShadeHanging Lampshaded]].
-->'''Nikolai''': ''"Nothing is more dangerous than a drunk Russian with an MG!"''
* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler: The EasterEgg on ''Moon'', Richtofen's Grand Scheme.]]

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-->'''Dempsey''': '''''"JUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUIIIICCCEE!!!"'''''
-->'''Dempsey:''' '''JUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUIIIICCCEE!!!'''
* VodkaDrunkenski: Nikolai, obviously. [[LampShadeHanging [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]].
-->'''Nikolai''': ''"Nothing -->'''Nikolai:''' Nothing is more dangerous than a drunk Russian with an MG!"''
MG!
* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler: The WhamEpisode:
** [[spoiler:The
EasterEgg on ''Moon'', Richtofen's Grand Scheme.]]



** ''Der Eisendrache''. [[spoiler: Ritchtofen reveals that he is hunting their older versions to hopefully save all dimensions from the zombies.]]
** ''Gorod Krovi''. [[spoiler: [[TheManBehindTheMan Dr. Monty]] finally shows himself and reveals some future plans.]]
** ''Revelations''. [[spoiler: The Shadow Man is the [[TheHeavy enforcer]] of the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Apothicons]]. ''[[FromBadToWorse And he's loose in the perfect world.]]'']]
* YourCostumeNeedsWork: Romero comments that a zombie doesn't look dead enough.
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: ''Moon's'' description makes it seem like it's the last map... [[spoiler: Then Richtofen's Grand Scheme kicks in....]]

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** ''Der Eisendrache''. [[spoiler: Ritchtofen [[spoiler:Ritchtofen reveals that he is hunting their older versions to hopefully save all dimensions from the zombies.]]
** ''Gorod Krovi''. [[spoiler: [[TheManBehindTheMan [[spoiler:[[TheManBehindTheMan Dr. Monty]] finally shows himself and reveals some future plans.]]
** ''Revelations''. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Shadow Man is the [[TheHeavy enforcer]] of the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Apothicons]]. ''[[FromBadToWorse And he's loose in the perfect world.]]'']]
* YourCostumeNeedsWork: In ''Call of the Dead'', George Romero comments that tells a zombie doesn't ''real zombie'' to get back to hair and make up because they "don't look dead enough.
enough". Said zombie is missing his lower jaw and is ''very'' decayed.
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: ''Moon's'' description makes it seem like it's the last map... [[spoiler: Then [[spoiler:Then Richtofen's Grand Scheme kicks in....]]
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* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:WW2!Takeo]] at the end of ''Zetsubou No Shima'''s EasterEgg accept his fate and commit seppuku, with [[spoiler:Takeo]] being the one actually killing him, contrasting with [[spoiler:WW2 Dempsey]] who [[PassedInTheirSleep die while in stasis]] in ''Der Eisendrache'' and [[spoiler:WW2 Richtofen]] who is [[BoomHeadshot summarily executed]] in ''The Giant'''s intro.

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* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:WW2!Takeo]] at the end of ''Zetsubou No Shima'''s Shima'' 's EasterEgg accept his fate and commit seppuku, with [[spoiler:Takeo]] being the one actually killing him, contrasting with [[spoiler:WW2 Dempsey]] who [[PassedInTheirSleep die while in stasis]] in ''Der Eisendrache'' and [[spoiler:WW2 Richtofen]] who is [[BoomHeadshot summarily executed]] in ''The Giant'''s Giant'' 's intro.
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* GreaterScopeVillain: Throughout the series it's been hinted that there's a larger evil force behind the zombie mayhem, greater than Richtofen or the Maxis family. The final ''Revelations'' DLC map from ''Black Ops III'' confirms that [[spoiler: the Shadow Man and the other Apothicons were behind it all from the beginning.]]
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* {{Badass}}: ''"Tank Dempsey gnawed through his bamboo cage, then gnawed his way through his captors, armed only with a Medal Of Honor that he keeps secreted [[AssShove in various orifices.]]"''
** Nikolai Belinski's only reason why he's fighting zombies? He scared the living shit out of JosefStalin and promptly got sent to the front lines. And that was just from ''shaking hands with him.'' In ''Gorod Krovi'', he's completely owning the battlefield by himself inside a giant robot... a battlefield that includes numerous ''other'' giant robots, hordes of zombies as usual, and gigantic fire-breathing ''dragons''.
** Everyone in Tranzit/Green Run, who managed to survive missiles to the Earth that caused lava flows and toxic gas.
*** Hell, let's just say every playable character.
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* EasterEgg: Every map has a piece of music you can find - [[http://callofduty.wikia.com/wiki/Lullaby_For_A_Dead_Man Lullaby For A Dead Man]], [[http://callofduty.wikia.com/wiki/The_One The One]], and [[http://callofduty.wikia.com/wiki/Beauty_of_Annihilation Beauty of Annihilation]].
** ''Nacht der Untoten'': In the Help room there's a radio that, if knifed or shot at, will play music from the campaign. In the ''Black Ops'' version, destroying all the barrels causes a new song called "Undone" to start playing.
** ''Der Riese'' included audio tapes scattered around the level, which [[ApocalypticLog chronicles the origins of the zombies]].
** As does ''Kino der Toten'', which also includes the full version of "115" (the song that plays on the game over screen of ''Der Riese'').
** ''Five'' has three telephones that play Eminem's "Won't Back Down".
** ''Moon'' probably has the grand daddy of all Easter Eggs. [[spoiler: After following a rather elaborate set of instructions, you set off Richtofen's Grand Scheme (with the help of Dr. Maxis for the second part). '''[[ApocalypseHow YOU BLOW UP THE EARTH!]]''' If you go back to No Man's Land/Area 51 after that, it's essentially a wasteland.]]
** ''Buried'' has two different endings: [[spoiler: Richtofen's side, where Richtofen causes Dr. Maxis to simply cease to exist, and then joins a character in their body, or Dr. Maxis' side, where Maxis throws Richtofen out of his spot as the "Demonic Announcer" and then starts to destroy the Earth to get his daughter Samantha back.]]
*** In short there are three types of Easter Eggs per map: Radios that serve as the backstory for Group 935 and their research along with the above listed music and major Easter Eggs that affect gameplay and the storyline.
** In Black Ops III, easter eggs become much more complex and are often required to unlock the pack-a-punch machine or tools that help with the fight against the horde.
* EasyModeMockery: In easy mode of Black Ops II, all EasterEggs are disabled, save for the musical ones. These things can only be done on Original difficulty.

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* EasterEgg: Every map has a piece There are three types of Easter Eggs - Radios that serve as the backstory of Group 935, Dr. Maxis, or other important characters; ones that activate original music you can find - [[http://callofduty.wikia.com/wiki/Lullaby_For_A_Dead_Man Lullaby For A Dead Man]], [[http://callofduty.wikia.com/wiki/The_One The One]], created exclusively for the map; or major Easter Eggs that directly affect gameplay and [[http://callofduty.wikia.com/wiki/Beauty_of_Annihilation Beauty of Annihilation]].
** ''Nacht der Untoten'': In
the Help room there's a radio that, if knifed or shot at, will play music from the campaign. In the storyline.
**
''Black Ops'' version, destroying all Ops II'' splits the barrels causes a new song called "Undone" to start playing.
** ''Der Riese'' included audio tapes scattered around
story Easter Egg into two, as during the level, which [[ApocalypticLog chronicles the origins maps you can choose to complete an Easter Egg for either Richtofen or Maxis. The culmination of the zombies]].
** As does ''Kino der Toten'', which also includes the full version of "115" (the song that plays on the game over screen of ''Der Riese'').
** ''Five'' has three telephones that play Eminem's "Won't Back Down".
** ''Moon'' probably has the grand daddy of all Easter Eggs. [[spoiler: After following a rather elaborate set of instructions, you set off Richtofen's Grand Scheme (with the help of Dr. Maxis for the second part). '''[[ApocalypseHow YOU BLOW UP THE EARTH!]]''' If you go back to No Man's Land/Area 51 after that, it's essentially a wasteland.]]
** ''Buried''
main ''Black Ops II'' storyline has two different endings: [[spoiler: Richtofen's side, where Richtofen causes Dr. Maxis to simply cease to exist, and then joins a character in their body, or Dr. Maxis' side, where Maxis throws Richtofen out of his spot as the "Demonic Announcer" and then starts to destroy the Earth to get his daughter Samantha back.]]
*** In short there * EarnYourHappyEnding: After eight years of maps and a battle across time and space, [[spoiler: Richtofen, Dempsey, Nikolai, and Takeo are three types of Easter Eggs per map: Radios that serve as save the backstory for Group 935 universe from the Apothicons and kill the Shadow Man. Despite initially wishing to destroy them, Monty agrees to send them back in time to become Primis, four revered warriors who led the first battle between humanity and the Apothicons. The crew lives out the rest of their research along days as heroes, saving the Earth from the Apothicons again, and ultimately, completing the cycle so that one day, they will save the universe in ''Revelations'' again. The cycle is complete, with the above listed music heroes achieving their destiny and major Easter Eggs that affect gameplay and true place in the storyline.
** In Black Ops III, easter eggs become much more complex and are often required to unlock the pack-a-punch machine or tools that help with the fight against the horde.
universe.]]
* EasyModeMockery: In easy mode of Black ''Black Ops II, II'', all EasterEggs are disabled, save for the musical ones. These things can only be done on Original difficulty.
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* AndTheAdventureContinues: [[spoiler: The Origins crew gets erased from existence by Dr. Monty at the end of Revelations, only to change his mind the last minute and have them sent back in time as the legendary Primis heroes, effectively repeating the time loop once again.]]
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* ForgotToPayTheBill: Nikolai sometimes says this in Kino der Toten.

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** In ''Mob of the Dead'', Weasel complains that he can't get the name "Nikolai" out of his head for some reason. Later, the opening cinematic of ''The Giant'' uses the ''Mob of the Dead'' round music when 2.0 Richtofen emerges from the teleporter. Later, the same cue is used during the first trailer for ''Revelations''. In the end cutscene, [[spoiler: after the Apothicons are defeated, Richtofen reveals that he took vials of blood from the ''Mob'' gangsters, as their dimension had been sealed off from the Apothicons, creating a paradox that allowed the crew to survive the resetting of the universe.]]
** In ''Origins'', we see strange statues in the likeness of the crew in the Crazy Place. [[spoiler: Ultimately, the ''Origins'' crew is allowed to live out the rest of their days as the heroes and leaders of the human-Keeper alliance to fend off the Apothicon invasion in Primis, making it clear why there were statues of the crew in the Agarthan place.]]
* ForgotToPayTheBill: Nikolai sometimes says this in Kino ''Kino der Toten.Toten''.



* FourIsDeath: Takeo when finding a nesting doll on Ascension:

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* FourIsDeath: Takeo when finding a nesting doll on Ascension: ''Ascension'':
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** ''Revelations''. [[spoiler: The Shadow Man is the [[TheHeavy enforcer]] of the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Apothicons]]. ''And he's loose in the perfect world.'']]

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** ''Revelations''. [[spoiler: The Shadow Man is the [[TheHeavy enforcer]] of the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Apothicons]]. ''And ''[[FromBadToWorse And he's loose in the perfect world.'']]]]'']]
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