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The game features six gamemodes:
* '''Deathmatch''' and the team-based variant '''Team Deathmatch'''
* '''CaptureTheFlag'''

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The game features six gamemodes:
!Gamemodes featured include
* '''Deathmatch''' and the team-based variant '''Team Deathmatch'''
Deathmatch'''.
* '''CaptureTheFlag''''''CaptureTheFlag'''.


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Followed chronologically by ''VideoGame/UnrealñTournamentIII''.
12th Jul '17 8:50:47 AM AM_NK
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The story focuses on the Nakhti empire, an Egyptian-based civilization whose Ascension Rites' Tournament decided who was [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority the one who would rule the Empire]]. It has the player taking the role of Anubis, a member of the Imperial Legion, while he tries to stop [[FemmeFatale Selket]] from becoming the Emperor. He's one of the first people to be aware that she's a puppet of the [[MegaCorp Liandri Corporation]], who wants to control the Nakhti people. So, Anubis and his friend Sobek sign up for the Tournament in order to stop her.

The game is notorious for it's combat system. It has a strong emphasis on melee combat and mobility, to the point of having a wider moveset and more adrenaline abilities than those of ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament2004'', with the player being able to alternate first-person (non-melee mode) and third-person (melee mode) views. Each melee weapon has an alternate fire which can stun the opponent, a requirement to do the [[FinishingMove Coup De Grace]].

And, unlike other instances of the Unreal franchise, each character is radically different, with weight classes (light-medium-heavy), starting meleé and ranged weapons, different adrenaline abilities and a custom Coup De Grace.

Basically, ''Unreal Championship 2'' can be described as a mix of FPS and FightingGame. In fact, the character roster includes a GuestFighter in the form of ''Mortal Kombat'''s own Raiden.

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The story focuses on the Nakhti empire, an Egyptian-based civilization whose Ascension Rites' Tournament decided who was [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority the one who would rule the Empire]]. It has the player taking the role of Anubis, a member of the Imperial Legion, while he tries to stop [[FemmeFatale Selket]] from becoming the Emperor. He's one of the first people to be aware that she's a puppet of the [[MegaCorp Liandri Corporation]], who wants to control the Nakhti people. So, Anubis and his friend Sobek sign up for the Tournament in order to stop her.

The game is notorious in the series for it's combat system. It has a strong emphasis on melee combat and mobility, to the point of having a wider moveset and more adrenaline abilities than those of ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament2004'', with the player being able to alternate first-person (non-melee mode) and third-person (melee mode) views. Each melee weapon has an alternate fire which can stun the opponent, a requirement to do the [[FinishingMove Coup De Grace]].

Grace]]. And, unlike other instances of the Unreal franchise, each character is radically different, with weight classes (light-medium-heavy), starting meleé and ranged weapons, different adrenaline abilities and a custom Coup De Grace.

Grace. Basically, ''Unreal Championship 2'' can be described as a mix of FPS and FightingGame. In fact, the character roster includes a GuestFighter in the form of ''Mortal Kombat'''s Kombat''[='=]s own Raiden.
Raiden and Shao Kahn as an announcer.



* From ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament'': [[BaldBlackLeaderGuy Malcolm]], [[BackFromTheDead Brock, Lauren]]
* From ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament2004'': [[CondemnedContestant Gorge]], [[MartialPacifist Arclite]], [[ActionGirl Sapphire]], [[UnknownRival Jackhammer]] (DLC), [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Kraag]] (DLC), [[AIIsACrapshoot Syzygy]] (DLC), [[FateWorseThanDeath Lilith]] (DLC)
* [[OriginalGeneration New to this game]]: [[DefectorFromDecadence Anubis]], [[AmbitionIsEvil Selket]], [[TheMentor Sobek]], [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Szalor, Torgr]], [[AIIsACrapshoot Raptor, Devastation]], [[AnIcePerson Apophis]] (DLC), [[WhoWantsToLiveForever Calypso]] (DLC), [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Garek]] (DLC), [[TheHero Merc Anubis]] (DLC), [[WalkingSpoiler Necris Selket]] (DLC)
* GuestFighter from ''Franchise/MortalKombat'': [[ShockAndAwe Raiden]]

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* From ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament'': [[BaldBlackLeaderGuy Malcolm]], [[BackFromTheDead Brock, Lauren]]
Lauren]].
* From ''Unreal Tournament 2003'': [[MartialPacifist Arclite]], [[CondemnedContestant Gorge]], [[ActionGirl Sapphire]], [[UnknownRival Jackhammer]] (DLC), [[FateWorseThanDeath Lilith]] (DLC), [[AIIsACrapshoot Syzygy]] (DLC), [[AIIsACrapshoot Corrosion]] (Bot), [[AncientEgypt Hyena]] (Bot), [[AncientEgypt Memphis]] (Bot), [[AncientEgypt Nephthys]] (Bot).
* From ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament2004'': [[CondemnedContestant Gorge]], [[MartialPacifist Arclite]], [[ActionGirl Sapphire]], [[UnknownRival Jackhammer]] (DLC), [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Kraag]] (DLC), [[AIIsACrapshoot Syzygy]] (DLC), [[FateWorseThanDeath Lilith]] (DLC)
(DLC).
* [[OriginalGeneration New to this game]]: [[DefectorFromDecadence Anubis]], [[AmbitionIsEvil Selket]], [[TheMentor Sobek]], [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Szalor, Torgr]], [[AIIsACrapshoot Raptor, Devastation]], [[AnIcePerson Apophis]] (DLC), [[WhoWantsToLiveForever Calypso]] (DLC), [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Garek]] (DLC), [[TheHero Merc Anubis]] (DLC), [[WalkingSpoiler [[BackFromTheDead Necris Selket]] (DLC)
(DLC), [[AncientEgypt Darius]] (Bot), [[AncientEgypt Mirage]] (Bot), [[AncientEgypt Ra]] (Bot).
* GuestFighter from ''Franchise/MortalKombat'': [[ShockAndAwe Raiden]]
Raiden]].

The game features six gamemodes:
* '''Deathmatch''' and the team-based variant '''Team Deathmatch'''
* '''CaptureTheFlag'''
* '''Overdose''', a mix of [=UT200X=]'s Bombing Run and Mutant. It's a free-for-all match where all the players battle for the control of a ball, which gives its holder several Adrenaline abilities at the same time. The ballkeeper must carry the ball to the objective in order to score points while everyone else must prevent this.
* '''Nali Slaughter''', the game's version of [=UT200X=]'s "Invasion" gametype. The differences are that the game is free-for-all (meaning players can frag other players for points) and that instead of monsters players must destroy Nali.
* '''Survival''' is the same as in the first ''Championship'': players battle in 1on1 matches in a "winner stays, loser goes spectator" fashion. Each match won scores a point to the winner, and the objective is to reach the point limit.

The story focuses on the Nakhti empire, an Egyptian-based civilization whose Ascension Rites' Tournament decided who was [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority the one who would rule the Empire]]. It has the player taking the role of Anubis, a member of the Imperial Legion, while he tries to stop [[FemmeFatale Selket]] from becoming the Emperor. He's one of the first people to be aware that she's a puppet of the [[MegaCorp Liandri Corporation]], who wants to control the Nakhti people. So, Anubis and his friend Sobek sign up for the Tournament in order to stop her.



** Malcolm's, Brock's and Lauren's case follows the evolution from simple selectable skins in ''UT'' to full-fledged characters in ''2003/2004'' to main story characters in ''[=UC2=]'' and ''[=UT3=]''.
** Sapphire, Gorge and Arclite were just selectable skins with something of a backstory in ''2004''. In ''[=UC2=]'', they're ascended to full-fledged characters, with their own ladders, and their significance to the story.

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** Malcolm's, Brock's and Lauren's case follows the evolution from simple selectable skins in ''UT'' to full-fledged characters in ''2003/2004'' to main story characters in ''[=UC2=]'' and ''[=UT3=]''.
''[=UC2=]''.
** Sapphire, Gorge and Arclite were just selectable skins with something of a backstory in ''2004''.''[=200X=]''. In ''[=UC2=]'', they're ascended to full-fledged characters, with their own ladders, and their significance to the story.



* DemotedToExtra: Corrosion, Hyena and Memphis went from selectable characters in ''2004'' to AI bots.

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* DemotedToExtra: Corrosion, Hyena and Memphis went from selectable characters in ''2004'' to AI bots.bots in this game.
24th Jun '17 8:05:43 PM AM_NK
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: [[spoiler:Anubis]] in his ladder proceeds to dish out enormous damage to enemies and rival teams. There's a reason, after all of why [[spoiler:he was offered a spot in Thunder Crash by way of Malcolm himself]].



* TheCameo: [[MortalKombat Shao Kahn]] as an announcer.

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* TheCameo: TheCameo:
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[[MortalKombat Shao Kahn]] as an announcer.announcer.
** Malcolm has no playable appearances in the Ascension Rites while almost every other character (sans Gorge, Brock and Raiden) does.
5th Dec '16 2:31:20 AM Xtifr
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'''Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict''' is a first-person/third-person HeroShooter, and the second console-exclusive game of the ''VideoGame/{{Unreal}}'' series, also for Xbox. It was developed by EpicGames and it's the first Unreal game published by MidwayGames, otherwise known for the Franchise/MortalKombat series.

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'''Unreal ''Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict''' Conflict'' is a first-person/third-person HeroShooter, and the second console-exclusive game of the ''VideoGame/{{Unreal}}'' series, also for Xbox. It was developed by EpicGames and it's the first Unreal game published by MidwayGames, otherwise known for the Franchise/MortalKombat series.
5th Nov '16 6:28:19 AM AM_NK
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'''Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict''' is the second console-exclusive game of the ''VideoGame/{{Unreal}}'' series, also for Xbox. It was developed by EpicGames and it's the first Unreal game published by MidwayGames, otherwise known for the Franchise/MortalKombat series.

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'''Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict''' is a first-person/third-person HeroShooter, and the second console-exclusive game of the ''VideoGame/{{Unreal}}'' series, also for Xbox. It was developed by EpicGames and it's the first Unreal game published by MidwayGames, otherwise known for the Franchise/MortalKombat series.



* From ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament2004'': [[CondemnedContestant Gorge]], [[MartialPacifist Arclite]], [[ActionGirl Sapphire]], [[AscendedExtra Jackhammer]] (DLC), [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Kraag]] (DLC), [[AIIsACrapshoot Syzygy]] (DLC), [[FateWorseThanDeath Lilith]] (DLC)

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* From ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament2004'': [[CondemnedContestant Gorge]], [[MartialPacifist Arclite]], [[ActionGirl Sapphire]], [[AscendedExtra [[UnknownRival Jackhammer]] (DLC), [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Kraag]] (DLC), [[AIIsACrapshoot Syzygy]] (DLC), [[FateWorseThanDeath Lilith]] (DLC)


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* HeroShooter: The game is an early example which features both Deathmatch and Team-based gametypes. Each character has an unique melee weapon and a weak ranged weapon, plus two unique Adrenaline abilities. Characters are also divided by race (Humans-Necris-Robots-Nakhti-"Special") and weight (Light-Medium-Heavy), with each of these divisions also granting different Adrenaline abilities to the characters. Finally, characters can choose an energy weapon and a projectile weapon, as weaponry has no spawn points in the game.
3rd Jul '16 2:30:53 AM Morgenthaler
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--> ''"[[SceneryPorn From the wind swept barrens, from their breathtaking ocean cities]], they come. [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Brave warriors]] gathering forth in Noble Tradition, [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne battling for Ascension]]. [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking The greatest among them will be crowned Emperor]]. Today, with the sponsorship of the Liandri corporation. this tournament enters the [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture twenty fourth century]]. Welcome to a perfect combination of Ancient Tradition, and high-tech {{bloodsport}}. Welcome to [[TournamentArc the Ascension Rites]]."''

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--> ''"[[SceneryPorn From ''"From the wind swept barrens, from their breathtaking ocean cities]], cities, they come. [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Brave warriors]] warriors gathering forth in Noble Tradition, [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne battling for Ascension]]. [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Ascension. The greatest among them will be crowned Emperor]].Emperor. Today, with the sponsorship of the Liandri corporation. this tournament enters the [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture twenty fourth century]].century. Welcome to a perfect combination of Ancient Tradition, and high-tech {{bloodsport}}. Welcome to [[TournamentArc the Ascension Rites]].Rites."''
3rd Jul '16 2:30:12 AM Morgenthaler
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The story focuses on the Nakhti empire, an Egyptian-based civilization whose Ascension Rites' Tournament decided who was [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority the one who would rule the Empire]]. It has the player taking the role of Anubis, a member of the Imperial Legion, while he tries to stop [[FemmeFatale Selket]] from becoming the Emperor. He's one of the first people to be aware that she's a puppet of the [[MegaCorp Liandri Corporation]], who wants to control the Nakhti people. So, Anubis and his friend [[TheObiWan Sobek]] sign up for the Tournament in order to stop her.

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The story focuses on the Nakhti empire, an Egyptian-based civilization whose Ascension Rites' Tournament decided who was [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority the one who would rule the Empire]]. It has the player taking the role of Anubis, a member of the Imperial Legion, while he tries to stop [[FemmeFatale Selket]] from becoming the Emperor. He's one of the first people to be aware that she's a puppet of the [[MegaCorp Liandri Corporation]], who wants to control the Nakhti people. So, Anubis and his friend [[TheObiWan Sobek]] Sobek sign up for the Tournament in order to stop her.
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* ParryingBullets: You can deflect and even reflect projectiles with melee weapons. However, it's based on player input, not automatic--among other things, this makes it ineffective against high-rate-of-fire weapons.
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--> ''"This competition may be small, but it won't leave you disappointed. Ancient traditions, a final match to the death, and all the carnage you expect from a sanctioned Liandri tournament. Heh... I can't wait."''
-->-- '''Malcolm'''



* ADayInTheLimelight: 14 of the characters have their own ladders. They expand their backstories, and the backstory of the series a bit, thugh they tend to contradict with each other.
* AnnouncerChatter
* AppliedPhlebotinum: The Necrification process, which uses Nanoblack as its technology. Brock, Lauren [[spoiler:and Selket]], for example.

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* ADayInTheLimelight: 14 of the characters have their own ladders. They These expand their backstories, and the backstory of the series a bit, thugh though they tend to contradict with each other.
other every now and then.
* AnnouncerChatter
AnnouncerChatter: Par for the course for the series. Even [[Franchise/MortalKombat Shao Kahn]] joins as one.
* AppliedPhlebotinum: The Necrification process, which uses Nanoblack as its technology. Brock, Lauren [[spoiler:and Selket]], for example.



** Regarding DLC, there're also Kraagesh, Syzygy and Lilith, who were ascended from just selectable skins with a barebones backstory ''2004'' to full-fledged characters as DLC, with a short name change in Kraag's case, in ''[=UC2=]''. Ditto for Jackhammer, whose case goes even far: he was just an AI bot, using Cannonball's bio and model.

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** Regarding DLC, there're also Kraagesh, Syzygy and Lilith, who were ascended from just selectable skins with a barebones backstory ''2004'' to full-fledged characters as DLC, with a short name change in Kraag's case, in ''[=UC2=]''. Ditto for Jackhammer, whose Jackhammer's case goes even far: further than that, as he was just an AI bot, using Cannonball's bio and model.



* BlatantItemPlacement: Not so much this time.
* BloodSport: And in rite form, no less.

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* BlatantItemPlacement: Not so much this time.
time, as the players get to choose their arsenal before the game begins. The ammo packs, health items and powerups are still there, though.
* BloodSport: And in ancient rite form, no less.



* TheCameo: [[MortalKombat Shao Kahn]]'s announcer voice.
* CaptainObvious: While some of the individual ladder challenges have creative names, others are limited to "<gametype> In <map name>", for example "Deathmatch In [=AcidRain=]". The most unfortunate case is "Overdose In [[TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed Cancer]]" for every Overdose match played in the map [=OD-Cancer=].
** Another example is "Vampiric Overdose" (an Overdose match played with the Vampire mutator) in Raiden's ladder.

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* TheCameo: [[MortalKombat Shao Kahn]]'s announcer voice.
Kahn]] as an announcer.
* CaptainObvious: While some of the individual ladder challenges have creative names, others are limited to "<gametype> In <map name>", for example "Deathmatch In [=AcidRain=]". The most unfortunate case is "Overdose In [[TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed Cancer]]" for every Overdose match played in the map [=OD-Cancer=].
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[=OD-Cancer=]. Another example is "Vampiric Overdose" (an Overdose match played with the Vampire mutator) in Raiden's ladder.



* CreditsGag

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* CreditsGag** Once again, Thunder Crash is [[VideoGame/UnrealTournament a team composed of the best warriors of the Tournament]].



* DownloadableContent: The game had a Bonus Pack in the form of 4 maps, 13 new playable characters, and the possibility of playing Overdose in Deathmatch maps.

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* DownloadableContent: The game had a Bonus Pack in the form of 4 maps, 13 new playable characters, and the possibility of playing ability to play Overdose in Deathmatch maps.



* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The Nakhti.

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The Nakhti.Nakhti towards the Egyptians.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: After the quarterfinals.
--> '''Robot commentator:''' ''What an incredible match. Fine performances by all, but three competitors will go back home empty-handed. Malcolm, are you surprised to see Anubis in the semi-finals?''
--> '''Malcolm:''' ''Nah. He has fighting in his blood, from his grandmother, the late Empress Seshati.''
--> '''Robot commentator:''' ''But he turned his back on his family's fighting tradition, not to mention his arranged marriage with Selket, eight years ago.''
--> '''Malcolm:''' ''Skipping the tourney was one thing, but passing off a chick like Selket was suicidal.'' [[spoiler:I bet she's dying to meet him on the Arena]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
** Anubis's second match in the Tournament is against Sapphire and Hyena. Before the match, Sapphire tells Hyena that "[Liandri doesn't accept cheating] unless it's their idea." [[spoiler:Later in the game, Liandri fixes the semifinals match so Anubis is paired with Apophis, Selket's boyfriend]].
** Malcolm mentions before the Overdose match that the Liandri corporation paid "a king's ransom" to the Phayder Corporation in order to bring Lauren BackFromTheDead. [[spoiler:A Liandri officer ends up offering Anubis the chance to restore Selket if he surrenders everything he held dear to Liandri]].
** After the three-rounded match against a Skaarj, Anubis meets Malcolm in the Imperial Halls, where he's offered the chance to be part of Thunder Crash. Anubis rejects the offer, claiming that, once the Rites end, every one of his ties to the Tournament will be finished as well. If his Ladder (which takes place after the Ascension Rites' events) is anything to go by, [[spoiler:he ends up accepting the offer]].
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After the quarterfinals.
--> ---> '''Robot commentator:''' ''What an incredible match. Fine performances by all, but three competitors will go back home empty-handed. Malcolm, are you surprised to see Anubis in the semi-finals?''
--> ---> '''Malcolm:''' ''Nah. He has fighting in his blood, from his grandmother, the late Empress Seshati.''
--> ---> '''Robot commentator:''' ''But he turned his back on his family's fighting tradition, not to mention his arranged marriage with Selket, eight years ago.''
--> ---> '''Malcolm:''' ''Skipping the tourney was one thing, but passing off a chick like Selket was suicidal.'' [[spoiler:I bet she's dying to meet him on the Arena]].



* HaveANiceDeath
* ImplausibleFencingPowers

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* HaveANiceDeath
HaveANiceDeath: Par for the course for Unreal games, the death messages are pretty... creative, to say the least.
* ImplausibleFencingPowersImplausibleFencingPowers: Every character can deflect bullets with their melee weapon. Killing a character with a bounced shot even grants an award.



* RagdollPhysics
* [[RealIsBrown Real Is Green And Blue]]

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* RagdollPhysics
* [[RealIsBrown Real Is Green And Blue]]
RagdollPhysics: Courtesy of the Unreal Engine 2X.


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* TournamentArc: The Ascension Rites, an ages-old deathmatch tournament, are now treated as a qualifier to the main Unreal Tournament.
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* From ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament2004'': [[CondemnedContestant Gorge]], [[MartialPacifist Arclite]], [[ActionGirl Sapphire]], [[AscendedExtra Jackhammer]] (DLC), [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Kraag]] (DLC), [[AIIsACrapshoot Syzygy]] (DLC), [[FateWorseThanDead Lilith]] (DLC)

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* From ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament2004'': [[CondemnedContestant Gorge]], [[MartialPacifist Arclite]], [[ActionGirl Sapphire]], [[AscendedExtra Jackhammer]] (DLC), [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Kraag]] (DLC), [[AIIsACrapshoot Syzygy]] (DLC), [[FateWorseThanDead [[FateWorseThanDeath Lilith]] (DLC)



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* DemotedToExtra: Corrosion, Hyena and Memphis went from selectable characters in ''2004'' to AI bots.
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