History VideoGame / TwistedMetal

18th Jul '16 7:04:29 AM Commander808-2
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* {{Black and Grey Morality}}: 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 titular Twisted Metal tournament.



** Sweet Tooth and Mr. Grimm are expys of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker and Comicbook/GhostRider, at least in the earlier games.



* {{Sliding Scale of Silliness Versus Seriousness}}: It slides back and forth. The third and fourth games are very silly, while ''Black'' and the 2012 Reboot are extremely Dark and Grim. The first two games fall somewhere in middle, with the second being slightly sillier. The Spinoffs lean strongly to the sillier side of things.
12th Jul '16 5:36:31 AM Morgenthaler
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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.
10th Jul '16 10:29:00 PM morenohijazo
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* 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.]]
21st Jun '16 11:26:59 AM gewunomox
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* AsHimself: RobZombie is a playable character in ''4''.

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* AsHimself: RobZombie Music/RobZombie is a playable character in ''4''.
10th Jun '16 12:16:20 PM darkchiefy
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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
8th Jun '16 9:11:09 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: In 2012, if you watch one of the AI opponents, you will notice they can re spawn their special weapons almost instantly. With one time using its special five times in one go just after the match started. It is also able to use other items without having to previously acquire them.

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* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: TheComputerIsACheatingBastard:
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In 2012, if you watch one of the AI opponents, you will notice they can re spawn their special weapons almost instantly. With one time using its special five times in one go just after the match started. It is also able to use other items without having to previously acquire them.



* CrapsackWorld: Every stage. If they aren't when the match begins, they sure as hell are when it ends.

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* CrapsackWorld: CrapsackWorld:
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Every stage. If they aren't when the match begins, they sure as hell are when it ends.



* EvilVersusEvil

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* EvilVersusEvilEvilVersusEvil: A few of the games pit a psychopathic MonsterClown versus a LiteralGenie empowered by a demon against one another. Considering that most of the other racers are [[AntiHero Anti-Heroes]] at best, this trope is widespread.
5th Jun '16 12:34:24 AM KrisMahai
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** ''Twisted Metal: Lost'', the mini-game found in the PS2 port of ''Head-On'' which serves as a "sequel" to ''Black'', treats ''EVERY'' ending from Black as having happened, even if they included objects/events impossible to come by any other way. Maybe Calypso got nicer and granted everyone's wishes after the tournament?

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** ''Twisted Metal: Lost'', the mini-game found in the PS2 [=PS2=] port of ''Head-On'' which serves as a "sequel" to ''Black'', treats ''EVERY'' ending from Black as having happened, even if they included objects/events impossible to come by any other way. Maybe Calypso got nicer and granted everyone's wishes after the tournament?
25th May '16 7:00:48 PM nombretomado
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** CoolPlane: Warhawk in ''Black''. The PS3 game adds the Talon, a helicopter.

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** CoolPlane: Warhawk in ''Black''. The PS3 [=PS3=] game adds the Talon, a helicopter.



* GatlingGood: Many cars use gatling guns as their basic armament, and the Death Warrant vehicle in the PS3 game has your gunner use a man-portable one as a SpecialAttack.

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* GatlingGood: Many cars use gatling guns as their basic armament, and the Death Warrant vehicle in the PS3 [=PS3=] game has your gunner use a man-portable one as a SpecialAttack.



* TookALevelInBadass: Hammerhead in the PS3 reboot. It went from sluggish enemy who could fight, though outmatched, to a massive boss battle alongside Slayer (the truck, not the band, though both were based off of heavy metal bands).

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* TookALevelInBadass: Hammerhead in the PS3 [=PS3=] reboot. It went from sluggish enemy who could fight, though outmatched, to a massive boss battle alongside Slayer (the truck, not the band, though both were based off of heavy metal bands).



* 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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* WeirdnessCensor: There seems to be ''something'' like this going on in the PS3 [=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.]]
24th May '16 11:55:14 PM Commander808-2
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* {{Black and Grey Morality}}: While some of the drivers have far 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.

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* {{Black and Grey Morality}}: While some of the drivers have far 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 Titular Twisted Metal Tournament.

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* BloodSport: The Titular titular Twisted Metal Tournament.tournament.



* GovernmentConspiracy: The reboot strongly implies that Calypso bribes the government with wishes, hence why there is no response by the Police or Military. This may also partially explain the WeirdnessCensor that seems to be in place, all the violence caused by Twisted Metal is covered up and written off as unrelated crime. Either that or Calypso uses his magic to [[ResetButton return all the destroyed landmarks and public areas back to normal]] once the contest is over.



* {{Sliding Scale of Silliness Versus Seriousness}}: It slides back and forth. The third and fourth games are very silly, while ''Black'' and the 2012 Reboot are extremely Dark and Grim. The first two games fall somewhere in middle, with the second being slightly sillier. The Spinoffs (i.e. ''Small Brawl'') lean strongly to the sillier side of things.

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* {{Sliding Scale of Silliness Versus Seriousness}}: It slides back and forth. The third and fourth games are very silly, while ''Black'' and the 2012 Reboot are extremely Dark and Grim. The first two games fall somewhere in middle, with the second being slightly sillier. The Spinoffs (i.e. ''Small Brawl'') lean strongly to the sillier side of things.
1st Apr '16 7:35:13 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* RobZombie: A GuestFighter in 4. He even drives his Dragula roadster.

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* RobZombie: Music/RobZombie: A GuestFighter in 4. He even drives his Dragula roadster.



** The Joneses in ''4'' are pretty much a parody of the Griswolds from the ''Film/NationalLampoonsVacation'' films, with their vehicle, a green '70s station wagon loaded with luggage on the roof, heavily resembling the [[http://daddytypes.com/archive/gary_schneider_truckster.jpg Wagon Queen Family Truckster]].

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** The Joneses in ''4'' are pretty much a parody of the Griswolds from the ''Film/NationalLampoonsVacation'' films, with their vehicle, a green green, wood-paneled '70s station wagon loaded with luggage on the roof, heavily resembling the [[http://daddytypes.com/archive/gary_schneider_truckster.jpg Wagon Queen Family Truckster]].
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