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29th Sep '16 12:40:43 PM Morgenthaler
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[[AlternateHistory In this era]], WorldWarOne was mostly contained to Europe and its ideological fallout greatly diminished by the lack of US intervention and the triumph of the Russian Monarchy over the Bolsheviks. With the only conflict being a simmering tension with Moscow, and with the lack of American capital to fuel rebuilding- and to go under during the Great Depression- the nation-states of Europe are forced to unite to both reconstruct themselves and to contain the Russian Czar, who isolates Russia from the world behind the 'Red Curtain'. As a result, the mutual hostility within Europe largely fades away and their economies are relatively quickly rebuilt. As such UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini, JosephStalin, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and their compatriots never rise to power, and WorldWarTwo never happens.

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[[AlternateHistory In this era]], WorldWarOne was mostly contained to Europe and its ideological fallout greatly diminished by the lack of US intervention and the triumph of the Russian Monarchy over the Bolsheviks. With the only conflict being a simmering tension with Moscow, and with the lack of American capital to fuel rebuilding- and to go under during the Great Depression- the nation-states of Europe are forced to unite to both reconstruct themselves and to contain the Russian Czar, who isolates Russia from the world behind the 'Red Curtain'. As a result, the mutual hostility within Europe largely fades away and their economies are relatively quickly rebuilt. As such UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini, JosephStalin, UsefulNotes/JosephStalin, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and their compatriots never rise to power, and WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII never happens.
7th Sep '16 5:56:30 PM Tempus22
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* MajorlyAwesome: Major Blake, Hale's superior in R2. He fights alongside Hale in the Prologue and the final level and is quite competent. [[''The Gathering Storm'' reavels him as a [[EmpoweredBadassNormal Sentinel]].]]

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* MajorlyAwesome: Major Blake, Hale's superior in R2. He fights alongside Hale in the Prologue and the final level and is quite competent. [[''The [[spoiler:''The Gathering Storm'' reavels reveals him as a [[EmpoweredBadassNormal Sentinel]].]]
7th Sep '16 5:55:39 PM Tempus22
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** There's also Hardfangs who exclusively appear in ''Fall of Man'', who can drain nearly all of your health if you don't kill before they ZergRush you. The intel on them mentions that the British army has marksmen specificially assigned to taking them out before they rush into the frontlines and wreak havoc.

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** There's also Hardfangs who exclusively appear in ''Fall of Man'', who can drain nearly all of your health if you don't kill them before they ZergRush you. The intel on them mentions that the British army has marksmen specificially assigned to taking them out before they rush into the frontlines and wreak havoc.



* FluffyTamer: In ''The Gathering Storm'' it's revealed that a woman managed to tame a Howler, one of the Chimera's huge attack dogs. It even saved Hale from another chimera at one point!



* KilledOffscreen: [[spoiler:Major Blake]] in the last level of R2, though no special attention is drawn to his corpse so you might overlook it.



* LightningBruiser: The Ravagers in R2 and R3 are tough, and can rush you in seconds. Better hope their AI is feeling lenient. The Gray Jacks in ''Fall of Man'' count as well, being extremely fast and able to slice your health meter apart in seconds.



* MajorlyAwesome: Major Blake, Hale's superior in R2.

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* MajorlyAwesome: Major Blake, Hale's superior in R2. He fights alongside Hale in the Prologue and the final level and is quite competent. [[''The Gathering Storm'' reavels him as a [[EmpoweredBadassNormal Sentinel]].]]
7th Sep '16 5:33:56 PM Tempus22
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* AcePilot: Warner in R2; when asked by Hale if he could fly one of the Chimera's ships in the middle of a mission, he pretty much just sighs and agrees to it, and manages to master its controls in about 10 seconds.



* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Inverted. The very last person to die in the Holar Tower level in Resistance 2 is [[spoiler: Benjamin Warner.]]



* EliteMooks: Steel Heads, Iron Fangs and Berserkers. [[OhCrap And other giant Chimera...]]

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* EliteMooks: Steel Heads, Iron Fangs The Steelheads appear in every game, and Berserkers. [[OhCrap And other can kill you fast if you don't deal with them right away. Their weapon is not only powerful, it can also shoot through solid matter, so taking cover from them is very difficult.
** The Advanced Hybrids, easily recognizable by their heavy armor and their use of the Bullseye Mark II. They only appear in the very last level of ''Fall of Man'' and can kill you very fast due to the high damage their weapon inflicts. Want to save your LAARK rocket launcher for the Angels? Using them on a group of Advanced Hybrids is probably a better use of it. They show up in ''Retribution'' as well, replacing the regular ones from the fourth level onward. They're a little more rare in R2, though they do pretty much exclusively replace the normal Hybrids in the airship section of the last level. Oh, and on [[HarderThanHard Superhuman difficulty]] in R2? ''Every single'' regular Hybrid is replaced with the Advanced version. Good luck. A few of them show up in ''Burning Skies'' as well, though they wield a different weapon.
** There's also Hardfangs who exclusively appear in ''Fall of Man'', who can drain nearly all of your health if you don't kill before they ZergRush you. The intel on them mentions that the British army has marksmen specificially assigned to taking them out before they rush into the frontlines and wreak havoc.
** The Ravagers in R2 and R3,
giant Chimera...]]Hybrids who move [[LightningBruiser deceptively fast]], have a high-damaging weapon and can project a shield to defend themselves. A single headshot from the Fareye or the Marksman can kill them, but if you don't have either of them or the Ravager simply decides to rush you then you're in for a world of pain. And there is ''rarely'' just one of them, too.



* GeniusBruiser: Hawthorne's first scene in R2 involves him easily dispatching a Hybrid in melee combat, and later turns out to be tech savvy enough to control one of the Chimera's attack drones.



* GiantSpider: The Widowmaker from R:FOM and R3.

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* GiantSpider: The Widowmaker from R:FOM and R3. The Mother Spinner from R2.



** [[spoiler: Hawthorne]] in r2.

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** [[spoiler: Hawthorne]] Hawthorne is killed this way by Daedalus]] in r2.R2.



* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Daedalus in R2 seems to be pretty fond of doing this with his tentacles. [[spoiler:He impales Hawthorne and Warner before killing them. He also impales Hale, though he manages to survive.]]



* {{Jerkass}}: Capelli in R2, Grayson and Mallery in Retribution.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Capelli in R2, though he is a lot more mellow in the last two levels. Grayson and Mallery in Retribution.


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* OneHitKill: The Chameleons can kill you in one hit, but luckily they [[GlassCannon go down easily]].


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* WeaponOfChoice: Team Echo (bar [[PlayerCharacter Hale]]) in R2 only use one specific weapon in every level. Capelli uses the [[GatlingGood HVAP Wraith]], Warner the Marksman, and Hawthorne the [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter Rossmore 238]]. Hale himself almost always has the Bullseye equipped during cutscenes in R2, whereas in ''Fall of Man'' he generally wields the Carbine during cutscenes. [[spoiler:This could be seen as a hint that Hale is slowly succumbing to the Chimeran virus, seeing as he starts to prefer the Chimeran standard firearm to the Human equivalent.]]
5th Jul '16 11:51:06 PM KingClark
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* HappyEndingOverride: The first game ends on a somewhat triumphant note, with the Chimera being driven out of Brittain after a long, arduous war. Then the sequel happens, which involves the Chimera having overrun the United States.

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* HappyEndingOverride: The first game ends on a somewhat triumphant note, with the Chimera being driven out of Brittain Britain after a long, arduous war. Then the sequel happens, which involves the Chimera having overrun the United States.
18th Jun '16 12:26:25 AM gewunomox
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Insomniac released ''Resistance 2'' in 2008. In that, the US has captured a strange Angel called "Daedalus". Its appearance has caused the Chimera to greatly increase their tactical capabilities, and they have [[FromBadToWorse staged a massive invasion of the United States from the West and East coast]]. Nathan Hale is put in a platoon of soldiers who can also resist the Chimera virus and sent to track down the Russian scientist who can stop Daedalus. Notable for hinting at major revelations regarding the origin of the Chimera. The {{ARG}} ''Project Abraham'' was a lead up to ''Resistance 2'' that detailed what happened before ''Fall of Man''.

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Insomniac released ''Resistance 2'' in 2008. In that, the US has captured a strange Angel called "Daedalus". Its appearance has caused the Chimera to greatly increase their tactical capabilities, and they have [[FromBadToWorse staged a massive invasion of the United States from the West and East coast]]. Nathan Hale is put in a platoon of soldiers who can also resist the Chimera virus and sent to track down the Russian scientist who can stop Daedalus. Notable for hinting at major revelations regarding the origin of the Chimera. The {{ARG}} AlternateRealityGame ''Project Abraham'' was a lead up to ''Resistance 2'' that detailed what happened before ''Fall of Man''.
20th May '16 4:46:03 PM nombretomado
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''Resistance: Fall of Man'' came out on the same day as the PlayStation3, and was the system's KillerApp for several months as Sony tried to figure out what they were doing.

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''Resistance: Fall of Man'' came out on the same day as the PlayStation3, UsefulNotes/PlayStation3, and was the system's KillerApp for several months as Sony tried to figure out what they were doing.



A second portable game, ''Resistance: Burning Skies'', was recently released on the PlaystationVita. ''Burning Skies'' takes place during the Chimeran invasion of America, and focuses on Tom Riley, a New York City fireman who joins the fight against the Chimera. Unlike ''Retribution'', ''Burning Skies'' uses the same first-person gameplay style as the main games, and also makes use of the Vita's touchscreen.

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A second portable game, ''Resistance: Burning Skies'', was recently released on the PlaystationVita.UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita. ''Burning Skies'' takes place during the Chimeran invasion of America, and focuses on Tom Riley, a New York City fireman who joins the fight against the Chimera. Unlike ''Retribution'', ''Burning Skies'' uses the same first-person gameplay style as the main games, and also makes use of the Vita's touchscreen.
16th Mar '16 9:37:39 AM Monolaf317
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* CapitalOffensive: In the altenate 1950s where an alien race attacked Earth instead of the Axis Powers, the aliens sweep through Europe with stunning quickness after having already overrun Russia (where they first arrived in the Tunguska Event of 1906). The first game sees the joint U.S. and British forces trying to retake London, which had been abadoned by the Brits months earlier, and destroy the massive tower. Which proves to be a InstantWinCondition against the aliens on British soil.
** In the BackStory, one of the things that proved just how frightnening the aliens are, is the fall of the Polish capital Warsaw. Out of a city of 2 million people, only ''1,000'' survived. This is because TheVirus is used on any humans that aren't killed to prepare them for transformation [[WeHaveReserves into more of the creatures]].
** Prior to ''Resistance 2'', before they launched their main attack on America, Washington had been assaulted by the aliens during a Presidential speech. This forces the U.S. to move the government to Denver, which is inside the massive Liberty Defense Perimeter. [[spoiler: Sadly, it falls too, [[DownerEnding along with the rest of America, with the Perimeter being obliterated]]. So much of the government is killed, that the military has to directly take charge of what's left]].
** ''Resistance 3'' has an opening cutscene which recaps the story, and includes alien foot soldiers marching in front of the Eiffel Tower. [[spoiler: And the game ''finally'' gives us a true HappyEnding by letting humanity win. Humans begin retaking the world, which includes a mention by an Irish fighter that they have retaken and secured safe passage to Dublin, the capital of Ireland]]
23rd Feb '16 6:15:08 AM MegaMarioMan
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''Resistance'' is a series of [[FirstPersonShooter First-Person Shooters]] (beginning with ''Resistance: Fall of Man'') by Creator/InsomniacGames. Yes, the guys who did ''SpyroTheDragon'' and ''{{Ratchet and Clank}}''.

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''Resistance'' is a series of [[FirstPersonShooter First-Person Shooters]] (beginning with ''Resistance: Fall of Man'') by Creator/InsomniacGames. Yes, the guys who did ''SpyroTheDragon'' ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' and ''{{Ratchet and Clank}}''.
''Franchise/RatchetAndClank''.



* EvolvingWeapon: In the third game, weapons upgrade via use, much like ''RatchetAndClank''.

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* EvolvingWeapon: In the third game, weapons upgrade via use, much like ''RatchetAndClank''.''Franchise/RatchetAndClank''.
27th Jan '16 4:32:18 PM DeisTheAlcano
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* HopelessWar: Humanity has been almost entirely wiped off the face of Eurasia, the British have lost England and are barely holding on in Scotland, the enemy is vastly more numerous, more technologically advanced, and can turn those of you it kills into more it itself. ItGetsBetter when the Chimera are kicked out of the British Isles and mainland Europe starts to get taken back, [[spoiler: only for it to get a LOT worse when the Chimera invade North America]]. And humanity is desperately short on warm bodies.
** [[FromBadToWorse But wait, there's more!]] The Chimera are also using their technology to make the Earth much, much colder than normal as they have a higher metabolism and otherwise require personal cooling devices. One level in the first game takes place in July in England that is under at least six feet of snow. Assuming that small pockets of people could survive after the world falls, it would not really matter as they would probably freeze to death.
*** This is much more noticeable in Resistance 3, because the Chimera are starting to terraform Earth and only a handful of humans are left to fight them.
*** Well, all they'd have to do to take care of that is burn tons of coal and drive SUVs everywhere for a few decades...

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* HopelessWar: Humanity has been almost entirely wiped off the face of Eurasia, the British have lost England and are barely holding on in Scotland, the enemy is vastly more numerous, more technologically advanced, and can turn those of you it kills into more it of itself. ItGetsBetter Things get better when the Chimera are kicked out of the British Isles and mainland Europe starts to get taken back, [[spoiler: only [[spoiler:only for it to get a LOT worse when the Chimera invade North America]]. And humanity is desperately short on warm bodies.
** [[FromBadToWorse But wait, there's more!]] The Chimera are also using their technology to make the Earth much, much colder than normal as they have a higher metabolism and otherwise require personal cooling devices. One level in the first game takes place in July in England that is under at least six feet of snow. Assuming that small pockets of people could survive after the world falls, it would not really matter as they would probably freeze to death.
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death. This is much more noticeable in Resistance 3, during ''Resistance 3'', because the Chimera are starting to terraform Earth and only a handful of humans are left to fight them.
*** Well, all they'd have to do to take care of that is burn tons of coal and drive SUVs everywhere for a few decades...
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