History VideoGame / TwistedMetal

12th Nov '17 9:04:32 PM ajbit26
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%%** OrWasItADream: However, Marcus' ending shows with a brief glimpse of Calypso's burning eyes...

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%%** ** OrWasItADream: However, Marcus' ending shows with a brief glimpse of Calypso's burning eyes...



%%* BadassDriver: The entire cast.
%%** BadassBiker: Mr. Grimm

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%%* * BadassDriver: The entire cast.
%%** ** BadassBiker: Mr. Grimm



%%* CoolCar: Virtually every vehicle in the series.
%%** CoolBike: Mr. Grimm.
%%** CoolPlane: Warhawk in ''Black''. The [=PS3=] game adds the Talon, a helicopter.
%%** TankGoodness: Minion, usually. Warthog to a lesser extent (if it's not a tank, it's a hummer.)

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%%* * CoolCar: Virtually every vehicle in the series.
%%** ** CoolBike: Mr. Grimm.
%%** ** CoolPlane: Warhawk in ''Black''. The [=PS3=] game adds the Talon, a helicopter.
%%** ** TankGoodness: Minion, usually. Warthog to a lesser extent (if it's not a tank, it's a hummer.)



%%* ExplodingBarrels: A unique example



%%* LargeHam: Calypso.

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%%* * LargeHam: Calypso.Calypso. At least when he actually talks.



%%* SignatureLine: The page quote.

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%%* * SignatureLine: The page quote.
8th Nov '17 9:43:05 AM xcountryguy
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** OrWasItADream: However, Marcus' ending shows with a brief glimpse of Calypso's burning eyes...

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** %%** OrWasItADream: However, Marcus' ending shows with a brief glimpse of Calypso's burning eyes...



* AvengingTheVillain: [[spoiler: Needles' son wants to kill Calypso for killing [[YouKilledMyFather his father.]]]]

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* AvengingTheVillain: [[spoiler: Needles' [[spoiler:Needles' son wants to kill Calypso for killing [[YouKilledMyFather his father.]]]]



** [[spoiler: And Calypso resurrects Sophie Kane in the reboot.]]

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** [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And Calypso resurrects Sophie Kane in the reboot.]]



* BadassDriver: The entire cast.
** BadassBiker: Mr. Grimm

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* %%* BadassDriver: The entire cast.
** %%** BadassBiker: Mr. Grimm



** In ''2'', [[spoiler: Mr. Grimm, who feeds on the souls of the dead, wishes to feast -- which leads to humanity wiping itself out. He gets his feast, but after that there are no more humans to die, and thus, no more souls to feed on, leaving him to starve.]]

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** In ''2'', [[spoiler: Mr.[[spoiler:Mr. Grimm, who feeds on the souls of the dead, wishes to feast -- which leads to humanity wiping itself out. He gets his feast, but after that there are no more humans to die, and thus, no more souls to feed on, leaving him to starve.]]



*** Grimm: [[spoiler: Daniel Grimm got his wish to go back and keep his father from dying in the stunt accident. But Calypso set him in the backseat of his dad's truck, and his appearance caused father Grimm to try and fight him off, resulting in a crash that killed his father anyway. Both versions of Daniel survived... until the younger version took his father's hidden revolver and shot the older version dead.]]
*** Dollface: [[spoiler: As she progressed through the contest, Krista Sparks became torn between either finally having her mask removed or succumbing to her ego and wishing to become the most famous supermodel in the world. She chose the latter, figuring that removing the mask would just leave her where she was before her accident, dealing with all manner of upstarts trying to bring her down on their way to the top. And so, she wished to be put on the world's biggest runway in hopes of instantly becoming famous. Just her luck, she should've specified "catwalk" instead of "runway", because she ends up on an ''airport'' runway. She tried to run away as an airplane started to land, but in a twist of cruel irony, one of her heels broke off. The fall sealed her fate and she was splattered beneath the plane's landing gear. Afterwards, we hear people talking about her grisly death on the radio, indicating that she became "famous" the same way the Black Dahlia did. The saddest irony? The mask finally did come off. Calypso later gets ahold of it, as it is seen being displayed in his trophy case with items from many other previous contestants.]]
* BedlamHouse: Blackfield Asylum, of course.
** [[spoiler: It seems that Calypso has the Preacher from the reboot sent to this during the ending. And then the camera scales back, and back... and back, revealing that it's actually Hell.]]

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*** Grimm: [[spoiler: Daniel [[spoiler:Daniel Grimm got his wish to go back and keep his father from dying in the stunt accident. But Calypso set him in the backseat of his dad's truck, and his appearance caused father Grimm to try and fight him off, resulting in a crash that killed his father anyway. Both versions of Daniel survived... until the younger version took his father's hidden revolver and shot the older version dead.]]
*** Dollface: [[spoiler: As [[spoiler:As she progressed through the contest, Krista Sparks became torn between either finally having her mask removed or succumbing to her ego and wishing to become the most famous supermodel in the world. She chose the latter, figuring that removing the mask would just leave her where she was before her accident, dealing with all manner of upstarts trying to bring her down on their way to the top. And so, she wished to be put on the world's biggest runway in hopes of instantly becoming famous. Just her luck, she should've specified "catwalk" instead of "runway", because she ends up on an ''airport'' runway. She tried to run away as an airplane started to land, but in a twist of cruel irony, one of her heels broke off. The fall sealed her fate and she was splattered beneath the plane's landing gear. Afterwards, we hear people talking about her grisly death on the radio, indicating that she became "famous" the same way the Black Dahlia did. The saddest irony? The mask finally did come off. Calypso later gets ahold of it, as it is seen being displayed in his trophy case with items from many other previous contestants.]]
* BedlamHouse: BedlamHouse:
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Blackfield Asylum, of course.
** [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It seems that Calypso has the Preacher from the reboot sent to this during the ending. And then the camera scales back, and back... and back, revealing that it's actually Hell.]]



* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Kanes. Needles Kane (the driver of Sweet Tooth) is a serial killer, and Charlie Kane is either an old drunkard taxi driver turned insane (main series) or a dead zombie remote-controlled by his son (''Black'' continuity). Marcus Kane seems to avert this [[spoiler:until we learn that he and Needles are the same person, just two different personalities.]]
** And in the reboot, [[spoiler: his son, Charlie, takes over his father's (Needles specifically) place and Calypso resurrects his daughter, Sophie, as a female version of the titular clown.]]

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* BigScrewedUpFamily: BigScrewedUpFamily:
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The Kanes. Needles Kane (the driver of Sweet Tooth) is a serial killer, and Charlie Kane is either an old drunkard taxi driver turned insane (main series) or a dead zombie remote-controlled by his son (''Black'' continuity). Marcus Kane seems to avert this [[spoiler:until we learn that he and Needles are the same person, just two different personalities.]]
** And in the reboot, [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his son, Charlie, takes over his father's (Needles specifically) place and Calypso resurrects his daughter, Sophie, as a female version of the titular clown.]]



* {{Bowdlerise}}: Due to their ''very'' graphic and unsettling nature, the PAL version of ''Black'' saw the removal of character [=FMVs=].

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: {{Bowdlerise}}:
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Due to their ''very'' graphic and unsettling nature, the PAL version of ''Black'' saw the removal of character [=FMVs=].



* CarFu: It's an option with every vehicle, but a few have it as part of their Special Weapons arsenal. Darkside, Hammerhead and Mr. Slam are the most notable examples, and in ''Black'', Axel and Yellowjacket have secondary CarFu modes as hidden moves. Grasshopper's special attack in ''2'' and ''Head-On'', meanwhile, involves launching her buggy into the air and landing on enemies. Melee combat is particularly important in the first game, where most of the devastating weapons of the later games do not exist yet and many special weapons are useless. When you are in a semi truck and all you have is a wimpy firebolt as your weapon, you probably want to hit the turbo and plow into people instead.

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* CarFu: CarFu:
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It's an option with every vehicle, but a few have it as part of their Special Weapons arsenal. Darkside, Hammerhead and Mr. Slam are the most notable examples, and in ''Black'', Axel and Yellowjacket have secondary CarFu modes as hidden moves. Grasshopper's special attack in ''2'' and ''Head-On'', meanwhile, involves launching her buggy into the air and landing on enemies. Melee combat is particularly important in the first game, where most of the devastating weapons of the later games do not exist yet and many special weapons are useless. When you are in a semi truck and all you have is a wimpy firebolt as your weapon, you probably want to hit the turbo and plow into people instead.



* ContinuityNod / InterContinuityCrossover: In the 2012 reboot, Mr. Grimm's story shows Calypso's office. He has kept mementos of past drivers and Twisted Metal Contests from the ''1'' to ''Head-On'' and ''Black'' continuities. Among the items we have:

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* ContinuityNod / InterContinuityCrossover: ContinuityNod:
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In the 2012 reboot, Mr. Grimm's story shows Calypso's office. He has kept mementos of past drivers and Twisted Metal Contests from the ''1'' to ''Head-On'' and ''Black'' continuities. Among the items we have:



* CoolCar: Virtually every vehicle in the series.
** CoolBike: Mr. Grimm.
** CoolPlane: Warhawk in ''Black''. The [=PS3=] game adds the Talon, a helicopter.
** TankGoodness: Minion, usually. Warthog to a lesser extent (if it's not a tank, it's a hummer.)

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* %%* CoolCar: Virtually every vehicle in the series.
** %%** CoolBike: Mr. Grimm.
** %%** CoolPlane: Warhawk in ''Black''. The [=PS3=] game adds the Talon, a helicopter.
** %%** TankGoodness: Minion, usually. Warthog to a lesser extent (if it's not a tank, it's a hummer.)



* DarkMessiah: As explained by Calypso in the reboot, The Clowns worship Needles Kane, going so far as to build a horrifyingly huge robot circus tent in his image. They are even convinced that, just like the MessianicArchetype he will one day return (might be true, [[spoiler: if you consider either Charlie or Sophie...]]). But we all know that Needles is just an AxCrazy MonsterClown SplitPersonality who [[spoiler: killed most of his alter ego's family]] and doesn't give a shit about [[BadBoss killing his own men for his own gain]].
* DidntSeeThatComing: Every game includes one or two endings where Calypso [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPzQk-Nap34&feature=related has the tables turned on him.]]

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* DarkMessiah: As explained by Calypso in the reboot, The Clowns worship Needles Kane, going so far as to build a horrifyingly huge robot circus tent in his image. They are even convinced that, just like the MessianicArchetype he will one day return (might be true, [[spoiler: if [[spoiler:if you consider either Charlie or Sophie...]]). But we all know that Needles is just an AxCrazy MonsterClown SplitPersonality who [[spoiler: killed [[spoiler:killed most of his alter ego's family]] and doesn't give a shit about [[BadBoss killing his own men for his own gain]].
* DidntSeeThatComing: DidntSeeThatComing:
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Every game includes one or two endings where Calypso [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPzQk-Nap34&feature=related has the tables turned on him.]]



* ExplodingBarrels: A unique example

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* %%* ExplodingBarrels: A unique example



* EyeScream: No-Face from ''Black'' had his eyes and tongue removed by [[spoiler:a back alley doctor who lost $20,000 betting on him in a boxing match]], although [[DisabilitySuperpower he can still see well enough to drive]]. Also, Shadow's ending in ''Black'' features [[spoiler:Raven using voodoo dolls to gouge out the eyes of the two punks who killed her best friend Kelly, then implying that she will do the same to her parents]].

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* EyeScream: EyeScream:
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No-Face from ''Black'' had his eyes and tongue removed by [[spoiler:a back alley doctor who lost $20,000 betting on him in a boxing match]], although [[DisabilitySuperpower he can still see well enough to drive]]. Also, Shadow's ending in ''Black'' features [[spoiler:Raven using voodoo dolls to gouge out the eyes of the two punks who killed her best friend Kelly, then implying that she will do the same to her parents]].



** This is how Sophie was able to Escape from Needles, she stabbed him in the eye.

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** This is how Sophie was able to Escape from Needles, Needles; she stabbed him in the eye.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the 2012 game as Sweet Tooth attempts to kill the one that got away, [[spoiler: blood splatters on the family picture of the Kanes, covering up the members he killed. Aside from himself and Sophie, Charlie also remains visible and not covered in blood. In the ending, it's revealed that Sweet Tooth only cut him and let him live as a potential heir.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the 2012 game as Sweet Tooth attempts to kill the one that got away, [[spoiler: blood [[spoiler:blood splatters on the family picture of the Kanes, covering up the members he killed. Aside from himself and Sophie, Charlie also remains visible and not covered in blood. In the ending, it's revealed that Sweet Tooth only cut him and let him live as a potential heir.]]



* FreakyFridayFlip: [[spoiler: Needles Kane's]] ''Head On'' ending. Calypso, in [[spoiler: Needles Kane's body,]] is then killed when...

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* FreakyFridayFlip: [[spoiler: Needles [[spoiler:Needles Kane's]] ''Head On'' ending. Calypso, in [[spoiler: Needles [[spoiler:Needles Kane's body,]] is then killed when...



-->'''[[spoiler: Needles Kane]]:''' "Oooh, good idea! Do that!"

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-->'''[[spoiler: Needles -->'''[[spoiler:Needles Kane]]:''' "Oooh, good idea! Do that!"



* GloriousMotherRussia: ''Twisted Metal 2'' stage, "Moscow: Suicide Slide".

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* GloriousMotherRussia: GloriousMotherRussia:
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''Twisted Metal 2'' stage, "Moscow: Suicide Slide".



** Most directly was ''Head-On'', where [[spoiler: Sweet Tooth wishes for he and Calypso to swap bodies. Sweet Tooth immediately orders Calypso's guards to shoot him]]

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** Most directly was ''Head-On'', where [[spoiler: Sweet [[spoiler:Sweet Tooth wishes for he and Calypso to swap bodies. Sweet Tooth immediately orders Calypso's guards to shoot him]]



* IHaveAFamily: This is said by one of Needles Kane's victims in his opening cinematic in ''Black''. Needles Kane's response? "Shut up and bleed, you motherfu-", being [[CurseCutShort interrupted by the sound of lightning]].
** It's also the last thing [[spoiler: John Doe remembers before Calypso kills him.]]

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* IHaveAFamily: IHaveAFamily:
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This is said by one of Needles Kane's victims in his opening cinematic in ''Black''. Needles Kane's response? "Shut up and bleed, you motherfu-", being [[CurseCutShort interrupted by the sound of lightning]].
** It's also the last thing [[spoiler: John [[spoiler:John Doe remembers before Calypso kills him.]]



* LargeHam: Calypso.
* LastBreathBullet: [[spoiler: Outlaw]]'s ending in ''Black''. Just after [[spoiler:killing the terrorist the second time,]] he looks over at [[spoiler: the family he was trying to save. We hear over his earpiece "Target is still hot! Repeat, target is ''still hot!''" just before the PinkMist gets splattered everywhere.]]

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* %%* LargeHam: Calypso.
* LastBreathBullet: [[spoiler: Outlaw]]'s [[spoiler:Outlaw]]'s ending in ''Black''. Just after [[spoiler:killing the terrorist the second time,]] he looks over at [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the family he was trying to save. We hear over his earpiece "Target is still hot! Repeat, target is ''still hot!''" just before the PinkMist gets splattered everywhere.]]



* LighterAndSofter: ''Small Brawl''. it's still somewhat dark, however. The game itself is bloodless and kid-friendly because you drive radio-controlled cars (not to mention Sweet Tooth here being just a mischievous kid rather than an out-and-out psychopath), but then you get to the endings where Calypso [[spoiler: is eaten by a giant frog, nearly blown up with a large firework rocket, shoots one of the drivers into space or leaves a giant pile of explosives to try and blow up another participant]].

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* LighterAndSofter: LighterAndSofter:
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''Small Brawl''. Brawl'': it's still somewhat dark, however. The game itself is bloodless and kid-friendly because you drive radio-controlled cars (not to mention Sweet Tooth here being just a mischievous kid rather than an out-and-out psychopath), but then you get to the endings where Calypso [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is eaten by a giant frog, nearly blown up with a large firework rocket, shoots one of the drivers into space or leaves a giant pile of explosives to try and blow up another participant]].



* LouisCypher: Calypso temps people to do horrifically evil things in exchange for wishes which he screws with as much as possible.

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* LouisCypher: Calypso temps tempts people to do horrifically evil things in exchange for wishes which he screws with as much as possible.



* MindScrew: For a VehicularCombat game, Twisted Metal is this trope as a whole! Many got confused guessing what is Marcus'/Needles' real identity. It also didn't made sense as to how Marcus and Needles, who are the same person, could co-exist as separate people and fighting each other in the contest. That said, if they are the same person, how is it that one of them could STILL survive after killing the other since they're the exact same person?

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* MindScrew: MindScrew:
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For a VehicularCombat game, Twisted Metal is this trope as a whole! Many got confused guessing what is Marcus'/Needles' real identity. It also didn't made sense as to how Marcus and Needles, who are the same person, could co-exist as separate people and fighting each other in the contest. That said, if they are the same person, how is it that one of them could STILL survive after killing the other since they're the exact same person?



* MonsterClown: Needles Kane. What else do you expect from a serial killer whose head is on fire?
** [[spoiler: Sophie Kane]] in the reboot is an EvilIsSexy version.

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* MonsterClown: MonsterClown:
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Needles Kane. What else do you expect from a serial killer whose head is on fire?
** [[spoiler: Sophie [[spoiler:Sophie Kane]] in the reboot is an EvilIsSexy version.



* NotDrawnToScale: Scale problems exist like nuts in this series. Axel, a man on a platform stuck between two wheels, is approximately 20 feet tall, judging by the civilian and house sprites on some levels. Even the motorcycle & dune buggy vehicles are house-sized.

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* NotDrawnToScale: NotDrawnToScale:
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Scale problems exist like nuts in this series. Axel, a man on a platform stuck between two wheels, is approximately 20 feet tall, judging by the civilian and house sprites on some levels. Even the motorcycle & dune buggy vehicles are house-sized.



* OnlySaneMan: Quite possibly Agent Shepherd (Crimson Fury) in ''Head-On'', who's pretty much the only guy who realized that Calypso is an asshole, doesn't even bother making a wish, and [[ShutUpHannibal arrests him on spot]]. [[JusticeWillPrevail Score one for justice!]]
** Marcus Kane, who most would pass off as a delusional madman after reading his bios, is usually proven to be this in his endings. [[spoiler: [[MonsterClown His split personality]], however...]]

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* OnlySaneMan: OnlySaneMan:
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Quite possibly Agent Shepherd (Crimson Fury) in ''Head-On'', who's pretty much the only guy who realized that Calypso is an asshole, doesn't even bother making a wish, and [[ShutUpHannibal arrests him on spot]]. [[JusticeWillPrevail Score one for justice!]]
** Marcus Kane, who most would pass off as a delusional madman after reading his bios, is usually proven to be this in his endings. [[spoiler: [[MonsterClown [[spoiler:[[MonsterClown His split personality]], however...]]



* PrecisionFStrike: First used in ''Black'' by Needles in his intro. It was [[CurseCutShort bleeped out though]]. The reboot was the first time in the series where the F-bomb was used openly. In a nod to ''Black'', the first time the F-bomb ''was'' used, it too was [[CurseCutShort cut short]] by the scream of Marcu's/Needles' wife upon [[spoiler: her getting chopped]]. For the rest of the game, F-bombs were dropped without censors.

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* PrecisionFStrike: First used in ''Black'' by Needles in his intro. It was [[CurseCutShort bleeped out though]]. The reboot was the first time in the series where the F-bomb was used openly. In a nod to ''Black'', the first time the F-bomb ''was'' used, it too was [[CurseCutShort cut short]] by the scream of Marcu's/Needles' wife upon [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her getting chopped]]. For the rest of the game, F-bombs were dropped without censors.



* SignatureLine: The page quote.
* SkyFace: Occurs in one character's ending in ''2''. In [[spoiler: Spectre's ending, he wishes for the whole world to see his face. Unfortunately for him, he leaves out the "how", which prompts Calypso to grant his wish by stretching his face across the entire sky.]]

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* %%* SignatureLine: The page quote.
* SkyFace: Occurs in one character's ending in ''2''. In [[spoiler: Spectre's [[spoiler:Spectre's ending, he wishes for the whole world to see his face. Unfortunately for him, he leaves out the "how", which prompts Calypso to grant his wish by stretching his face across the entire sky.]]



* StrictlyFormula: All of the endings in ''Twisted Metal 3'' follows the same formula: Car drives in, Calypso reiterates the wish of the winner and shoot lightning with his hands, the driver screams for no reasons and then suffer the consequences of the wish, Calypso makes a terrible pun and thank you for playing Twisted Metal.

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* StrictlyFormula: All of the endings in ''Twisted Metal 3'' follows the same formula: Car drives in, Calypso reiterates the wish of the winner and shoot shoots lightning with his hands, the driver screams for no reasons reason and then suffer suffers the consequences of the wish, Calypso makes a terrible pun and thank thanks you for playing Twisted Metal.



* WeaponizedCar
* WeirdnessCensor: There seems to be ''something'' like this going on in the [=PS3=] game. Some of the cutscenes are puncuated by a radio show, where callers will try to talk about the Twisted Metal contest. The host always dismisses them, reasoning if there was one person behind all of the recent destruction, people would be forming lynch mobs. [[spoiler: Given Calypso's [[{{Satan}} true nature]], he probably has something to do with it.]]

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* WeaponizedCar
WeaponizedCar: Everyone has one of these as their primary combat tool.
* WeirdnessCensor: There seems to be ''something'' like this going on in the [=PS3=] game. Some of the cutscenes are puncuated by a radio show, where callers will try to talk about the Twisted Metal contest. The host always dismisses them, reasoning if there was one person behind all of the recent destruction, people would be forming lynch mobs. [[spoiler: Given [[spoiler:Given Calypso's [[{{Satan}} true nature]], he probably has something to do with it.]]
11th Oct '17 7:39:09 PM ajbit26
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** RecurringCharacter: Calypso, Needles Kane and Mr. Grimm are in all games, though Grimm is a different character in ''Black'' and the upcoming [=PS3=] game. Axel, Marcus Kane, Preacher Jebediah, the Roberts siblings, Bruce Cochrane, Minion, Captain Rogers, Krista Sparks and Simon Whittlebone appear in more than one game.

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** RecurringCharacter: Calypso, Needles Kane and Mr. Grimm are in all games, though Grimm is a different character in ''Black'' and the upcoming the [=PS3=] game. Axel, Marcus Kane, Preacher Jebediah, the Roberts siblings, Bruce Cochrane, Minion, Captain Rogers, Krista Sparks and Simon Whittlebone appear in more than one game.
6th Oct '17 12:20:09 PM ajbit26
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--> '''Sweet Tooth''': It's good to be back.
6th Oct '17 12:14:44 PM ajbit26
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* AllStereotypeCast: Twisted metal 3 alone includes a stereotypical raver, a sexy environmentalist GranolaGirl, a "get off my lawn"-type granny, a black guy from "the hood" who wants to "kick it with his homies in the crib", an expy of The Prodigy's frontman, a burly construction worker, a Ghost Rider expo and a crazy deranged homeless guy

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* AllStereotypeCast: Twisted metal Metal 3 alone includes a stereotypical raver, a sexy environmentalist GranolaGirl, a "get off my lawn"-type granny, a black guy from "the hood" who wants to "kick it with his homies in the crib", an expy of The Prodigy's frontman, a burly construction worker, a Ghost Rider expo and a crazy deranged homeless guy



* BeingGodIsHard: Not so much of a god as he is more of a deity, but Mr. Grimm accidentally devoured a soul he was supposed to deliver, and has been addicted to devouring souls since then. He then entered the tournament so that he can wish for someone else to take his job. Bottom line, he entered the tournament to quit being ''the'' grim reaper.

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* BeingGodIsHard: Not so much of a god as he is more of a deity, but Mr. Grimm accidentally devoured a soul he was supposed to deliver, and has been addicted to devouring souls since then. He then entered the tournament so that he can wish for someone else to take his job. Bottom line, he entered the tournament to quit being ''the'' grim reaper.Grim Reaper.



* {{Expy}}: Mr. Grimm in ''Twisted Metal 2'' bears a striking resemblance to the Comicbook/GhostRider. When you select him on the car select screen, his skull even catches fire. Sweet Tooth is an expy of the SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, at least in the earlier games.
** Sweet Tooth may in fact have been based off of real-life serial killer clown [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wayne_Gacy John Wayne Gacy]]

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* {{Expy}}: Mr. Grimm in ''Twisted Metal 2'' bears a striking resemblance to the Comicbook/GhostRider. When you select him on the car select screen, his skull even catches fire. Sweet Tooth Needles Kane is an expy of the SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, at least in the earlier games.
** Sweet Tooth Needles Kane may in fact have been based off of real-life serial killer clown [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wayne_Gacy John Wayne Gacy]]



%%* FragileSpeedster: Twister, Crimson Fury, ATV and Quattro, among others.

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%%* * FragileSpeedster: Twister, Crimson Fury, ATV and Quattro, among others.others. Indy cars and motorcycles tend to be poorly armored.
6th Oct '17 12:04:40 PM ajbit26
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* ConvectionSchmonvection: The Amazon level from 2. While driving over lava will damage your vehicle, driving next to it won't do anything, and even vehicles with open cockpits like Mr Grimm or Axle, the driver is unharmed.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first game is less silly than the rest of the series, lacks or implement differently several gameplay features and has a major case of CharacterizationMarchesOn.
*** Possibly subverted, as ''Black'' and the 2012 Reboot are pretty devoid of silliness.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first game is less silly than the rest of the series, playing up its BloodSport nature, lacks or implement implements differently several gameplay features and has a major case of CharacterizationMarchesOn.
*** Possibly subverted, as ''Black'' and the 2012 Reboot are pretty devoid of silliness.
CharacterizationMarchesOn.
6th Oct '17 11:57:08 AM ajbit26
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* BlackAndGreyMorality: While some of the drivers have more admirable goals than others, even the most noble are willing to go along with the loss of life and destruction that the Twisted Metal tournament entails.
* BloodSport: The first two games were actually played as such, with cheering crowds in a couple of levels.
6th Oct '17 1:31:48 AM Wuz
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''Twisted Metal 1'' and ''2'' were created by Singletrac (now Eat Sleep Play) and were regarded as the best in the series. After those, 989 Studios took over and made ''Twisted Metal 3'' and ''4'', which changed, among other things, the graphics to a more "3D" look ([[SpritePolygonMix while the first two were in 3D, things like weapon pickups were 2D sprites]]), several characters' backstories, and in ''4'', even the origin of the wish-granting magic. ''Twisted Metal'' changed hands once again, this time back to the original developers (then known as Incognito, Inc.), who released ''Twisted Metal Black'' for UsefulNotes/PlayStation2. ''Black'' was considered DarkerAndEdgier, even in a series revolving around killing anything and anyone that moves, due to new takes on characters and their backstories. Shortly after, ''Twisted Metal Head-On'' was released for PSP, which "went back to the series' roots," and takes place directly after ''Twisted Metal 2'', making ''3'' and ''4'' CanonDiscontinuity.

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''Twisted Metal 1'' and ''2'' were created by Singletrac (now Eat Sleep Play) Creator/EatSleepPlay) and were regarded as the best in the series. After those, 989 Studios Creator/NineEightNineStudios took over and made ''Twisted Metal 3'' and ''4'', which changed, among other things, the graphics to a more "3D" look ([[SpritePolygonMix while the first two were in 3D, things like weapon pickups were 2D sprites]]), several characters' backstories, and in ''4'', even the origin of the wish-granting magic. ''Twisted Metal'' changed hands once again, this time back to the original developers (then known as [[Creator/IncognitoEntertainment Incognito, Inc.), ]]), who released ''Twisted Metal Black'' for UsefulNotes/PlayStation2. ''Black'' was considered DarkerAndEdgier, even in a series revolving around killing anything and anyone that moves, due to new takes on characters and their backstories. Shortly after, ''Twisted Metal Head-On'' was released for PSP, which "went back to the series' roots," and takes place directly after ''Twisted Metal 2'', making ''3'' and ''4'' CanonDiscontinuity.
11th Jun '17 2:40:43 AM SideburnsKid
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* MoodWhiplash: In 2012, the cutscenes are stylised and disturbing, with intense, yet mostly grounded scenes of [[NightmareFuel Sweet Tooth and Dollface committing their various murders.]] Then comes the gameplay, which is full of [[CrazyAwesome explosions, giant robots, and ridiculously over the top battle grounds.]]
14th Apr '17 2:09:31 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AllStereotypeCast: Twisted metal 3 alone includes a stereotypical raver, a sexy environmentalist Granola Girl, a "get off my lawn"-type granny, a black guy from "the hood" who wants to "kick it with his homies in the crib", an expy of The Prodigy's frontman, a burly construction worker, a Ghost Rider expo and a crazy deranged homeless guy

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* AllStereotypeCast: Twisted metal 3 alone includes a stereotypical raver, a sexy environmentalist Granola Girl, GranolaGirl, a "get off my lawn"-type granny, a black guy from "the hood" who wants to "kick it with his homies in the crib", an expy of The Prodigy's frontman, a burly construction worker, a Ghost Rider expo and a crazy deranged homeless guy
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