History VideoGame / Prototype

9th Mar '16 1:34:56 PM Hossmeister
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** In the intro sequence, the exterior of [[BlackBooks a certain famous bookshop]] can be seen.

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** In the intro sequence, the exterior of [[BlackBooks [[Series/BlackBooks a certain famous bookshop]] can be seen.
25th Feb '16 9:17:29 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* HumanoidAbomination: A better description for Mercer as compared to EldritchAbomination, seeing that he's [[spoiler:a sentient mass of virus and cells twisted into human form.]]
21st Feb '16 7:28:18 PM DarkGidora
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* MoralityPet: [[spoiler:Dana Mercer]] is pretty much the ''only'' thing that Alex cares about. [[spoiler:As it turns out, ZEUS cares about her more than the actual Mercer ever did.]]

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* MoralityPet: [[spoiler:Dana Mercer]] is pretty much the ''only'' thing person that Alex legitimately cares about. for. [[spoiler:As it turns out, ZEUS cares about her more than the actual Mercer ever did.]]
4th Feb '16 10:26:17 PM buza
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** SpiderManWebOfShadows , anyone? Both games are by Activision, both start with ATasteOfPower shortly before the plot ends, both have a ZombieApocalypse going on in NY, in both cases it is the fault of the protagonist to a certain degree, in both cases the protagonist gains dark/evil powers. Even the attacks are very similar, with combat tentacles, body surf attack etc.
22nd Nov '15 2:03:08 PM zarpaulus
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** EatBrainForMemories
16th Nov '15 4:15:27 PM viking1911
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** Subverted with the Marines. They're working with Blackwatch, but not because they want to. (JustFollowingOrders They have to.) So while they end up committing much of the same atrocities, they're ''definitely'' not happy about it.

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** Subverted with the Marines. They're working with Blackwatch, but not because they want to. (JustFollowingOrders [[JustFollowingOrders They have to.) ]] So while they end up committing much of the same atrocities, they're ''definitely'' not happy about it.
16th Nov '15 4:14:03 PM viking1911
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** Subverted with the Marines. They're working with Blackwatch, but not because they want to. They have to. So while they end up committing much of the same atrocities, they're ''definitely'' not happy about it.

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** Subverted with the Marines. They're working with Blackwatch, but not because they want to. (JustFollowingOrders They have to. to.) So while they end up committing much of the same atrocities, they're ''definitely'' not happy about it.
12th Nov '15 6:57:32 PM randomtroper89
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''Film/TheThing1982'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' meets ''TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction'' meets ''{{Crackdown}}'' meets the ''[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay T-1000]]''. [[{{Gorn}} Put inside a blender]] and [[ImAHumanitarian made sure it]] ''[[MemeticMutation swirls]]''.

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''Film/TheThing1982'' ''Franchise/TheThing'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' meets ''TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction'' meets ''{{Crackdown}}'' meets the ''[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay T-1000]]''. [[{{Gorn}} Put inside a blender]] and [[ImAHumanitarian made sure it]] ''[[MemeticMutation swirls]]''.
24th Oct '15 11:13:55 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* AmnesiacDissonance: [[spoiler:Turns out the ''real'' Alex Mercer is much more psychotic than the Blacklight construct, especially at the end of the eighteen days. To put it into perspective, the virus is fiercely protective of Mercer's sister, while Alex himself only saw her as an information source, and cared so little about her that he was quite willing to release the Blacklight virus for nothing other than flipping off the world when she was clearly in the immediate danger zone. Also, Alex created the most deadly virus in the history of mankind, possibly the world, and then released it on New York just to spite the people who denied him information. '''''The virus itself''' is deeply disgusted by this.'']]
** [[spoiler: More that he released the virus out of spite because he was about to be killed. When close to being caught for his treasonous acts, he fled with a sample of the virus. Blackwatch operatives cornered him at Penn Station, and, just before they gunned him down, he smashed the vial containing the virus. Still outrageously monstrous.]]

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* AmnesiacDissonance: [[spoiler:Turns AmnesiacDissonance:
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out the [[spoiler:the ''real'' Alex Mercer is much more psychotic than the Blacklight construct, especially at the end of the eighteen days. To put it into perspective, the virus is fiercely protective of Mercer's sister, while Alex himself only saw her as an information source, and cared so little about her that he was quite willing to release the Blacklight virus for nothing other than flipping off the world when she was clearly in the immediate danger zone. Also, Alex created the most deadly virus in the history of mankind, possibly the world, and then released it on New York just to out of spite the people who denied him information.when he was caught trying to steal it. '''''The virus itself''' is deeply disgusted by this.'']]
** [[spoiler: More that he released the virus out of spite because he was about to be killed. When close to being caught for his treasonous acts, he fled with a sample of the virus. Blackwatch operatives cornered him at Penn Station, and, just before they gunned him down, he smashed the vial containing the virus. Still outrageously monstrous.]]
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* ArmiesAreEvil: Blackwatch shoots first, [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill keeps shooting]], [[CrossesTheLineTwice shoots some more]], [[PlayingWithSyringes conducts autopsies]] if any corpses are left intact, and never asks questions. It's not surprising, seeing how on the Web of Intrigue, you find out that [[spoiler:[[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain they were founded to make biological weapons capable of targeting specific minorities]], but were switched to their present day containment role after the Hope disaster, which they started.]]

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* ArmiesAreEvil: ArmiesAreEvil:
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Blackwatch shoots first, [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill keeps shooting]], [[CrossesTheLineTwice shoots some more]], [[PlayingWithSyringes conducts autopsies]] if any corpses are left intact, and never asks questions. It's not surprising, seeing how on the Web of Intrigue, you find out that [[spoiler:[[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain they were founded to make biological weapons capable of targeting specific minorities]], but were switched to their present day containment role after the Hope disaster, which they started.]]



* ArtificialStupidity: Even New Yorkers can't be this dumb.

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* ArtificialStupidity: ArtificialStupidity:
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Even New Yorkers can't be this dumb.



** Though it is stated in game that the US Marines are occupying Manhattan (with the US Air Force supposedly providing air superiority for the quarantine, as F-22s can be seen in Web of Intrigue cutscenes), none of the equipment shown in game is used by the Marines in real life. AH-64D Apache Longbows, UH-60 Blackhawks and M3 Bradleys are used by the Army, not the Marines. Marine equivalents to these vehicles respectively are the AH-1Z Viper, UH-1Y Venom and LAV-25/AAV-7 Amtrac. The Marines do however use the M1 Abrams.
** The final battle takes place on a US Navy Aircraft Carrier, operating about a mile off the coast of Manhattan and launching AH-64 Apaches(which are used by the US Army) and F-35 Lightnings (which are used by the Marines, Navy and Air Force). Aircraft Carriers don't operate that close to land, not only for safety reasons to but also so they have room to change speed and orientation for flight operations. AH-64s would not operate off a carrier.

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** Though it is stated in game that the US Marines are occupying Manhattan (with the US Air Force supposedly providing air superiority for the quarantine, as F-22s can be seen in Web of Intrigue cutscenes), none of the equipment shown in game is used by the Marines in real life. AH-64D Apache Longbows, UH-60 Blackhawks and M3 Bradleys are used by the Army, not the Marines. Marine equivalents to these vehicles respectively are the AH-1Z Viper, UH-1Y Venom and LAV-25/AAV-7 Amtrac. The Marines do however do, however, use the M1 Abrams.
** The final battle takes place on a US Navy Aircraft Carrier, aircraft carrier, operating about a mile off the coast of Manhattan and launching AH-64 Apaches(which Apaches (which are used by the US Army) and F-35 Lightnings (which are used by the Marines, Navy and Air Force). Aircraft Carriers carriers don't operate that close to land, not only for safety reasons to but also so they have room to change speed and orientation for flight operations. AH-64s would not operate off a carrier.



* BadassBoast: "NOTHING CAN PROTECT YOU FROM ME! NOT MEN! NOT WEAPONS! NOT ARMOR!"

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* BadassBoast: BadassBoast:
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"NOTHING CAN PROTECT YOU FROM ME! NOT MEN! NOT WEAPONS! NOT ARMOR!"



* BadassBookworm: Alex Mercer. [[spoiler:He's got a Ph.D, his work was ahead of everyone else's...]] and now he's turned into an unstoppable person of mass destruction.
** There's also the fact that he's consumed literally ''dozens'' of scientists in multiple fields of study, along with multiple high-ranking military officers and pilots. That adds up to a man who has the collective brains of dozens of scientists and military experts, in the body of a nigh-unstoppable {{badass}}.

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* BadassBookworm: Alex Mercer. [[spoiler:He's got a Ph.D, his work was ahead of everyone else's...]] and now he's turned into an unstoppable person of mass destruction.
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destruction. There's also the fact that he's consumed literally ''dozens'' of scientists in multiple fields of study, along with multiple high-ranking military officers and pilots. That adds up to a man who has the collective brains of dozens of scientists and military experts, in the body of a nigh-unstoppable {{badass}}.



* BigNo: Super Soldiers are notoriously known for these; when there's a group of them being pushed around by Mercer or the Hunters, they will let out a really big "no" from time to time. They can [[UpToEleven go beyond]] by screaming in rapid-fire succession on Military vs. Infected events.

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* BigNo: BigNo:
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Super Soldiers are notoriously known for these; when there's a group of them being pushed around by Mercer or the Hunters, they will let out a really big "no" from time to time. They can [[UpToEleven go beyond]] by screaming in rapid-fire succession on Military vs. Infected events.



* BoringButPractical: Need to mow down a large group of Blackwatch soldiers as quickly as possible but don't have enough energy for a devastator? Just grab an assault rifle and go to town.

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* BoringButPractical: BoringButPractical:
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Need to mow down a large group of Blackwatch soldiers as quickly as possible but don't have enough energy for a devastator? Just grab an assault rifle and go to town.



* BroughtDownToBadass / [[BroughtDownToNormal Brought Down To Slightly Less Abnormal]]: After going a few rounds with Cross, [[spoiler:Alex is infected with a parasite that negates his attack and defense powers until he finds a cure]]. He is still as fast and as strong as before, though, and retains his disguises (and his ability to eat people.)
* ButtonMashing: The description for the Air Combo clearly states to press the primary attack thrice ''right after'' giving something or someone the Uppercut Launcher. Due to the animation and brief slow motion delay, it's just better to mash the attack key until the combo goes through. An additional unlock called the Spike Driver acts as an extra finisher move to knock the target back down to the ground.

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* BroughtDownToBadass / [[BroughtDownToNormal Brought Down To Slightly Less Abnormal]]: BroughtDownToBadass: After going a few rounds with Cross, [[spoiler:Alex is infected with a parasite that negates his attack and defense powers until he finds a cure]]. He is still as fast and as strong as before, though, and retains his disguises (and his ability to eat people.)
* ButtonMashing: ButtonMashing:
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The description for the Air Combo clearly states to press the primary attack thrice ''right after'' giving something or someone the Uppercut Launcher. Due to the animation and brief slow motion delay, it's just better to mash the attack key until the combo goes through. An additional unlock called the Spike Driver acts as an extra finisher move to knock the target back down to the ground.



* CallingYourAttacks: Inverted; Captain Cross calls his ''inability to attack'' when he needs to reload, hinting that you should start counterattacking now.

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* CallingYourAttacks: CallingYourAttacks:
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Inverted; Captain Cross calls his ''inability to attack'' when he needs to reload, hinting that you should start counterattacking now.



* CarFu [=/=] PedestrianCrushesCar: It's entirely possible as an offensive staple for the entire game to use cars & helicopters as HomingBoulders, if you are quick enough to grab and throw. The Musclemass Throw upgrade simply makes Car Fu a lot more effective with faster thrown stuff and more damage.

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* CarFu [=/=] PedestrianCrushesCar: CarFu: It's entirely possible as an offensive staple for the entire game to use cars & and helicopters as HomingBoulders, if you are quick enough to grab and throw. The Musclemass Throw upgrade simply makes Car Fu a lot more effective with faster thrown stuff and more damage.



* CatchAndReturn: Skilled players can catch and hurl back the generic debris that the LightningBruiser type enemies throw at Alex.
** You even get an achievement for it.

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* CatchAndReturn: Skilled players can catch and hurl back the generic debris that the LightningBruiser type enemies throw at Alex.
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Alex. You even get an achievement for it.



* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Greene's enigmatic "I am your mother" before she took off is actually a tip to tell you that the Alex you're playing as isn't the real Alex Mercer.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun:
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[[spoiler:Greene's enigmatic "I am your mother" before she took off is actually a tip to tell you that the Alex you're playing as isn't the real Alex Mercer.]]



* CherryTapping: One of the safest means to kill virtually any enemy up to the second boss (and arguably the third, but it would take a whole lot longer) is to use the secondary fire of the Whipfist, which basically shoots your arm out like a bullet at a target. Doesn't do much damage, but you can do it mid-jump with a practical guarantee your opponent will never catch you.

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* CherryTapping: CherryTapping:
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One of the safest means to kill virtually any enemy up to the second boss (and arguably (you could try this on the third, but it would take a whole lot longer) isn't likely to work on any other difficulty than Easy) is to use the secondary fire of the Whipfist, which basically shoots your arm out like a bullet at a target. Doesn't do much damage, but you can do it mid-jump with a practical guarantee your opponent will never catch you.



* CollisionDamage: An odd inversion when you ''start to accelerate'' on your sprint while shield/armor is equipped and any human class entities within a finger's reach of your starting point will get killed like you've been travelling at a hundred. Most likely justified by Newton's Third Law, considering he has the mass of about a hundred normal humans. Big time averted as Alex himself does not so much as lose a sliver of health even when a vehicle speeds into him.
** Inversion also subverted in that you could be sprinting with max upgrades at top speed into crowds of people without shield/armor and they'll just get knocked down. Then they get up, curse you for it, and go about their business. All that when Alex weighs enough to make craters from high falls.
*** Of course, if you do this with Shield or Armor active, [[RocksFallEveryoneDies everyone dies]].

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* CollisionDamage: CollisionDamage:
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An odd inversion when you ''start to accelerate'' on your sprint while shield/armor is equipped and any human class entities within a finger's reach of your starting point will get killed like you've been travelling at a hundred. Most likely justified by Newton's Third Law, considering he has the mass of about a hundred normal humans. Big time averted as Alex himself does not so much as lose a sliver of health even when a vehicle speeds into him.
** Inversion also subverted in that you could be sprinting with max upgrades at top speed into crowds of people without shield/armor and they'll just get knocked down. Then they get up, curse you for it, and go about their business. All that when Alex weighs enough to make craters from high falls.
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falls. Of course, if you do this with Shield or Armor active, [[RocksFallEveryoneDies everyone dies]].



* ColorWash: The sky becomes blood-red whenever you're in an Infected zone. For that matter, so does a lot of the ground, the terrain, the zombies and mutants and giant pulsing hives... in fact, it'd be safe to say this is one of the ''reddest'' games ever made besides those released on the UsefulNotes/VirtualBoy.

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* ColorWash: ColorWash:
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The sky becomes blood-red whenever you're in an Infected zone. For that matter, so does a lot of the ground, the terrain, the zombies and mutants and giant pulsing hives... in fact, it'd be safe to say this is one of the ''reddest'' games ever made besides those released on the UsefulNotes/VirtualBoy.



* CombatTentacles: One of Alex's combat powers, the Whipfist, invokes this. One of the [[LimitBreak Devastators]], the Tendril Barrage, basically skewers anything within a thirty foot radius with these.

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* CombatTentacles: CombatTentacles:
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One of Alex's combat powers, the Whipfist, invokes this. One of the [[LimitBreak Devastators]], the Tendril Barrage, basically skewers anything within a thirty foot radius with these.



* CriticalAnnoyance: The sudden jet of air sound that plays once you get into [[LastChanceHitPoint Adrenaline Surge]].

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* CriticalAnnoyance: CriticalAnnoyance:
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The sudden jet of air sound that plays once you get into [[LastChanceHitPoint Adrenaline Surge]].



* CurbStompBattle: In a very literal application of this trope, one of the consume animations features you curb-stomping your food into paste before eating it. In general, any time you raid a military base is almost a guaranteed success, unless you're horribly careless. NewGamePlus is essentially a license to curb stomp.

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* CurbStompBattle: CurbStompBattle:
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In a very literal application of this trope, one of the consume animations features you curb-stomping your food into paste before eating it. In general, any time you raid a military base is almost a guaranteed success, unless you're horribly careless. NewGamePlus is essentially a license to curb stomp.



* DamnYouMuscleMemory: Step 1--Play a rousing run of ''VideoGame/Left4Dead''. Step 2--Pop on ''Prototype'' and infiltrate a base. Step 3 -- Almost blow your cover when you hear ''one damn trumpet note'' and punch the guy you're about to eat.

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* DamnYouMuscleMemory: DamnYouMuscleMemory:
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Step 1--Play a rousing run of ''VideoGame/Left4Dead''. Step 2--Pop on ''Prototype'' and infiltrate a base. Step 3 -- Almost blow your cover when you hear ''one damn trumpet note'' and punch the guy you're about to eat.



* DifficultySpike: Let's be honest, there are points that will make you pull your hair out. Greene and the Supreme Hunter are the two big choke points, because they shrug off damn near everything that worked up until this point. It's downright vicious if you're going for the "No Deaths" Achievement. The final boss fight is easily the worst part of the game, because it's a timed mission that doesn't let you see the timer until it's half-gone and requires you to keep up a steady stream of damage to have any hope of winning, on top of the fact that the boss has an attack that will outright kill you if it connects.

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* DifficultySpike: DifficultySpike:
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Let's be honest, there are points that will make you pull your hair out. Greene and the Supreme Hunter are the two big choke points, because they shrug off damn near everything that worked up until this point. It's downright vicious if you're going for the "No Deaths" Achievement. The final boss fight is easily the worst part of the game, because it's a timed mission that doesn't let you see the timer until it's half-gone and requires you to keep up a steady stream of damage to have any hope of winning, on top of the fact that the boss has an attack that will outright kill you if it connects.



*** Hard Mode's first fight with Cross. No amount of practice in normal difficulty and prior play in hard can prepare you for the beatdown lying in wait. You'll find yourself forced to use tactics you don't normally use in Cross fights of lower difficulties.

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*** ** Hard Mode's first fight with Cross. No amount of practice in normal difficulty and prior play in hard can prepare you for the beatdown lying in wait. You'll find yourself forced to use tactics you don't normally use in Cross fights of lower difficulties.



* DisproportionateRetribution: Oh, so very, ''very'' much when [[spoiler:the real Alex Mercer released the Blacklight virus into Penn Station]], which was full of innocent people, and quite possibly doomed all of Manhattan or ''worse'' -- and did so with full knowledge of the ramifications of those actions. The reason? [[ItsAllAboutMe Pure spite]]; first because [[spoiler:GENTEK didn't keep him in the loop about what was being done with his research, and then because [[TakingYouWithMe he knew that he was going to be killed anyway]]]].

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* DisproportionateRetribution: DisproportionateRetribution:
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Oh, so very, ''very'' much when [[spoiler:the real Alex Mercer released the Blacklight virus into Penn Station]], which was full of innocent people, and quite possibly doomed all of Manhattan or ''worse'' -- and did so with full knowledge of the ramifications of those actions. The reason? [[ItsAllAboutMe Pure spite]]; first because [[spoiler:GENTEK didn't keep him in the loop about what was being done with his research, and then because [[TakingYouWithMe he knew that he was going to be killed anyway]]]].



* DynamicEntry: You get several moves that allow you to go zoom into an area and demolish it without missing a beat or being noticed before the dismembered corpses start (literally) [[LudicrousGibs raining from the sky]].
** Though you really aren't the only thing in the game that can do this. Stand around in an infected zone long enough and watch yourself be randomly tackled by a hunter.

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* DynamicEntry: DynamicEntry:
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You get several moves that allow you to go zoom into an area and demolish it without missing a beat or being noticed before the dismembered corpses start (literally) [[LudicrousGibs raining from the sky]].
** Though you really aren't the only thing in the game that can do this. Stand around in an infected zone long enough and watch yourself be randomly tackled by a hunter.Hunter.



* EasyExp: Right before attempting Behind The Glass, the collectible orbs spawn in free-roam. Occasionally, even the loading screen tips you off that there are 92 collectibles in Central Park and Times Square altogether. If you collect all of them, this adds up to a good 1-2 million EXP for your powers, plus whatever else you collect along the way. Depending on how you go about it, this will cover your upgrades to at or near the BroughtDownToNormal segment of the game.

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* EasyExp: Right before attempting Behind The Glass, the collectible orbs spawn in free-roam. Occasionally, even the loading screen tips you off that there are 92 collectibles in Central Park and Times Square altogether. If you collect all of them, this adds up to a good 1-2 million EXP for your powers, plus whatever else you collect along the way. Depending on how you go about it, this will cover your upgrades to at or near the BroughtDownToNormal BroughtDownToBadass segment of the game.



* EnemyRisingBehind: Alex rises up behind a Blackwatch trooper who [[TooDumbToLive thought one bullet to the head was enough to kill him.]]

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* EnemyRisingBehind: EnemyRisingBehind:
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Alex rises up behind a Blackwatch trooper who [[TooDumbToLive thought one bullet to the head was enough to kill him.]]



* ExtendedGameplay / PlayableEpilogue: Once a fresh save file reaches "Story Mode Completed".

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* ExtendedGameplay / PlayableEpilogue: ExtendedGameplay: Once a fresh save file reaches "Story Mode Completed".



* FakeDifficulty: Because Alex is so overwhelmingly powerful, the game invokes this by making you fight large groups of enemies at every turn. See ZergRush.

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* FakeDifficulty: FakeDifficulty:
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Because Alex is so overwhelmingly powerful, the game invokes this by making you fight large groups of enemies at every turn. See ZergRush.



* GangUpOnTheHuman: Both the Infected and the military like to shoot Alex first. Or that Infected/trooper conveniently next to him.

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* GangUpOnTheHuman: GangUpOnTheHuman:
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Both the Infected and the military like to shoot Alex first. Or that Infected/trooper conveniently next to him.



* GeneralRipper: General Randall. His only job is to fight the infection, something that he has been doing for 40 years, and he is fully prepared to turn Manhattan Island into a smoldering crater in order to do so. He also insists that Mercer is referred to as "it".

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* GeneralRipper: GeneralRipper:
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General Randall. His only job is to fight the infection, something that he has been doing for 40 years, and he is fully prepared to turn Manhattan Island into a smoldering crater in order to do so. He also insists that Mercer is referred to as "it".



* GodzillaThreshold: By the time you [[spoiler:kill Elizabeth Greene]], 80% of the city is infected. As such, the state of the city is SO far around the apocalyptic bend that the ostensible cherry on Blackwatch's villainy sundae -- [[spoiler:nuking Manhattan]] -- can seem more like a reasonable, if grim, last-ditch effort to fix their mistake.

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* GodzillaThreshold: GodzillaThreshold:
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By the time you [[spoiler:kill Elizabeth Greene]], 80% of the city is infected. As such, the state of the city is SO far around the apocalyptic bend that the ostensible cherry on Blackwatch's villainy sundae -- [[spoiler:nuking Manhattan]] -- can seem more like a reasonable, if grim, last-ditch effort to fix their mistake.



* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Between absorbing enemies alive, cleaving them into tiny pieces, or just smashing them into pulp, Alex doesn't pull any punches.
** The Kill Event involving the use of a thermobaric tank against normal and elite zombies.

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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill:
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Between absorbing enemies alive, cleaving them into tiny pieces, or just smashing them into pulp, Alex doesn't pull any punches.
** The Kill Event involving the use of a thermobaric tank against normal and elite zombies. Amusingly, you have to kill more than a thousand zombies for gold and platinum, and this ''is not that difficult to do''.



-->'''Peter Randall:''' "What's the word on the new round of test subjects?"
-->'''William Demeza:''' "Sir, they're testing off the charts. No ill effects at present. No evidence of the unmodified virus!"
-->'''Randall:''' "Prepped for field deployment - ASAP."
-->'''Demeza:''' "Sir, I-I don't think we're ready."
-->'''Randall:''' "You're not paid to think!"

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-->'''Peter Randall:''' "What's What's the word on the new round of test subjects?"
-->'''William
subjects?\\
'''William
Demeza:''' "Sir, Sir, they're testing off the charts. No ill effects at present. No evidence of the unmodified virus!"
-->'''Randall:''' "Prepped
virus!\\
'''Randall:''' Prepped
for field deployment - ASAP."
-->'''Demeza:''' "Sir,
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'''Demeza:''' Sir,
I-I don't think we're ready."
-->'''Randall:''' "You're
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'''Randall:''' You're
not paid to think!"think!



* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Nobody seems to think it's that suspicious to see a guy running at speeds of at least 60 miles per hour up the side of the Empire State Building.

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Nobody seems to think it's that suspicious to see a guy running at speeds of at least 60 miles per hour up the side of the Empire State Building.Building, even though crawling up it like Spider-Man instantly sets off alerts.



* VideoGameCrueltyPunishment: Very downplayed. It doesn't matter whether civilians are just collateral damage or you're going on a rampage and killing all of them that you can on purpose, all that will happen is the military will turn up... which you can swat aside like flies. Most of your "helpers" during the main quest don't seem to realize the carnage that Alex creates. Dana is genuinely shocked upon learning that Alex ''routinely'' '''[[ImAHumanitarian consumes]]''' people.

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* VideoGameCrueltyPunishment: VideoGameCrueltyPunishment:
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Very downplayed. It doesn't matter whether civilians are just collateral damage or you're going on a rampage and killing all of them that you can on purpose, all that will happen is the military will turn up... which you can swat aside like flies. Most of your "helpers" during the main quest don't seem to realize the carnage that Alex creates. Dana is genuinely shocked upon learning that Alex ''routinely'' '''[[ImAHumanitarian consumes]]''' people.



* VillainousBreakdown: As the situation continues to escalate, Colonel Taggart starts to lose his cool. [[spoiler:By the end of the game, he's abandoned Blackwatch and is trying to flee Manhattan in a terrified panic. Then again, he is kinda ''hunted'' by a completely insane PersonOfMassDestruction, AKA Alex "cut a tank in two with one hit from a BFS that grew from his own fucking arm" Mercer.]]

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* VillainousBreakdown: VillainousBreakdown:
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As the situation continues to escalate, Colonel Taggart starts to lose his cool. [[spoiler:By the end of the game, he's abandoned Blackwatch and is trying to flee Manhattan in a terrified panic. Then again, he is kinda ''hunted'' by a completely insane PersonOfMassDestruction, AKA Alex "cut a tank in two with one hit from a BFS that grew from his own fucking arm" Mercer.]]



* WalkingWasteland: Elizabeth Greene spreads her virus on everything she touches, alive or not.

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* WalkingWasteland: WalkingWasteland:
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Elizabeth Greene spreads her virus on everything she touches, alive or not.



* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Inverted, but also played straight, possibly. Mercer tells Dana how the memories of everyone he [[ImAHumanitarian eats]] are swirling inside his head, and by the end of the game, you will likely have consumed a third of your total kill count. That cannot be easy to deal with. However, rather than driving him crazy, which he already was to be eating people regularly, he actually gets more heroic as the plot moves forward.

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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity:
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Inverted, but also played straight, possibly. Mercer tells Dana how the memories of everyone he [[ImAHumanitarian eats]] are swirling inside his head, and by the end of the game, you will likely have consumed a third of your total kill count. That cannot be easy to deal with. However, rather than driving him crazy, which he already was to be eating people regularly, he actually gets more heroic as the plot moves forward.



-->"You're slow. Painfully slow."
-->"You're fast, but I'm faster."
-->"You're fast, I'll give you that."

to:

-->"You're slow. Painfully slow."
-->"You're
"\\
"You're
fast, but I'm faster."
-->"You're
"\\
"You're
fast, I'll give you that."



* YoungerThanTheyLook: [[SkunkStripe Specialist Cross]]. He's thirty-eight. No, seriously.

to:

* YoungerThanTheyLook: YoungerThanTheyLook:
**
[[SkunkStripe Specialist Cross]]. He's thirty-eight. No, seriously.



* ZombieInfectee: While it is never a concern in actual gameplay, in the late stages of the game, you will often see civilian [=NPCs=] on the streets who are practically five steps away from dying of the infection. They lumber, they can barely stand, and they cough like crazy. Some can be witnessed ''puking up blood''. Half of these symptoms should have made them at least consider going home, and yet they're still wandering the streets, ready to infect people when they inevitably turn. To be fair, though, this infection is a lot more contagious than your average zombie apocalypse is, and these people suffer from a serious lack of information about it.

to:

* ZombieInfectee: ZombieInfectee:
**
While it is never a concern in actual gameplay, in the late stages of the game, you will often see civilian [=NPCs=] on the streets who are practically five steps away from dying of the infection. They lumber, they can barely stand, and they cough like crazy. Some can be witnessed ''puking up blood''. Half of these symptoms should have made them at least consider going home, and yet they're still wandering the streets, ready to infect people when they inevitably turn. To be fair, though, this infection is a lot more contagious than your average zombie apocalypse is, and these people suffer from a serious lack of information about it.



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* ItIsDehumanizing: Randall does not like Alex being called a "he". In a interesting twist, [[spoiler:Alex may agree when he finds out that he is (essentially) a modified clone of the original Alex and that his consciousness technically comes from the virus. A year later, Alex has given up on humanity maybe in part due to this new mentality.]]
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