History VideoGame / UnrealChampionship2TheLiandriConflict

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.
10th Jan '16 1:31:43 PM morenohijazo
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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.
17th Nov '15 5:20:25 PM AM_NK
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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.
10th Aug '14 5:02:42 PM AM_NK
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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)



* ContinutyNod:

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* ContinutyNod:ContinuityNod:


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* DemotedToExtra: Corrosion, Hyena and Memphis went from selectable characters in ''2004'' to AI bots.
10th Aug '14 5:00:04 PM AM_NK
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** Unlockable characters: Devastation, Gorge, Raiden.
** Unlockable bots: Calypso, Corrosion, Darrius, Jackhammer, Judas, Memphis, Mirage, Nepthys, Syzygy.

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** Unlockable characters: Brock, Devastation, Gorge, Raiden.
Raiden, Torgr.
** Unlockable bots: Calypso, Corrosion, Darrius, Hyena, Jackhammer, Judas, Korig, Kraag, Memphis, Mirage, Nepthys, Syzygy.
10th Aug '14 4:36:36 PM AM_NK
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** Korig and Kraag are mentioned as part of the [[VideoGame/UnrealTournament2004 Iron Skull]] team.
** Devastation's ladder mentions that she's the first Liandri-built competitor since [[VideoGame/UnrealTournament Xan Kriegor]].



* NostalgiaLevel: [[VideoGame/UnrealTournament The Gauntlet, Morbias and Tempest]], from the original Tournament. Also, DM-Apex is a remake of a DC-exclusive UT arena.

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* NostalgiaLevel: [[VideoGame/UnrealTournament The Gauntlet, Morbias and Tempest]], from the original Tournament. Also, DM-Apex and DM-Fury are remakes of console-exclusive UT arenas [=DM-BlockParty=] and [=DM-Sector9=], while [=DM-Legacy=] is a remake of a DC-exclusive UT arena.[=DM-Pyramid=].



** Unlockable characters: Devastation, Raiden.

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** Unlockable characters: Devastation, Gorge, Raiden.
10th Aug '14 4:15:38 PM AM_NK
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** Brock's new, full-Necris team, is called The [[VideoGame/UnrealTournament Black Legion]], and it's also backed by the Phayder Corporation.



* NostalgiaLevel: [[VideoGame/UnrealTournament The Gauntlet, Morbias and Tempest]], from the original Tournament.

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* NostalgiaLevel: [[VideoGame/UnrealTournament The Gauntlet, Morbias and Tempest]], from the original Tournament. Also, DM-Apex is a remake of a DC-exclusive UT arena.



** Unlockable characters: Devastation, .
** Unlockable bots: Darrius, Judas, Memphis, Syzygy, .

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** Unlockable characters: Devastation, .
Devastation, Raiden.
** Unlockable bots: Calypso, Corrosion, Darrius, Jackhammer, Judas, Memphis, Syzygy, .Mirage, Nepthys, Syzygy.
10th Aug '14 3:50:18 PM AM_NK
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!Playable character roster
* From ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament'': [[BaldBlackLeaderGuy Malcolm]], [[BackFromTheDead Brock, Lauren]]
* From ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament2004'': [[CondemnedContestant Gorge]], [[MartialPacifist Arclite]], [[ActionGirl Sapphire]], [[AscendedExtra Jackhammer]] (DLC), [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Kraag]] (DLC), [[AIIsACrapshoot Syzygy]] (DLC), [[FateWorseThanDead 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]]



* ADayInTheLimelight: 14 of the characters have their own ladders. They expand their backstories, and the backstory of the series a bit, thugh every now and then they tend to enter into contradictions with each other.

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* ADayInTheLimelight: 14 of the characters have their own ladders. They expand their backstories, and the backstory of the series a bit, thugh every now and then they tend to enter into contradictions contradict with each other.



* ContinutyNod:
** Gorge was the winner of the [[VideoGame/UnrealTournament2004 year 2302 tournament (UT2003)]].
** Lilith's biography is the same, but with a tiny change, than the one of her namesake from ''200X''. The difference is that 2004!Lilith had her memory deleted by the Purgatory, while UC2!Lilith had her memory deleted by the Phayder corporation, the one which created the Necris.
** After a brief absence, the [[VideoGame/UnrealTournament Phayder corporation]] is back and revived many of the dead warriors, including Brock, Lauren, Calypso, Lilith and [[spoiler:Selket]].
** The Liandri robots borrow [[VideoGame/UnrealTournament Xan Kriegor]]'s "Witness my perfection" and "I am the alpha and omega" taunts.
** CTF-Emperor wasn't the only sacred building taken by the Liandri. There was also [[VideoGame/UnrealTournament DM-Peak]].
** Szalor's ladder has a match referencing the [[VideoGame/UnrealI Skaarj Queen]].



* MythologyGag: The Liandri robots borrow [[VideoGame/UnrealTournament Xan Kriegor]]'s "Witness my perfection" and "I am the alpha and omega" taunts.



* UnlockableContent: Plenty of characters, mutators, bots... wait to be unlocked by playing each single-player mode, be it the Ascension Rites, the Individual Ladders or the Challenges.

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* UnlockableContent: Plenty of characters, mutators, bots... bots, wait to be unlocked by playing each single-player mode, be it the Ascension Rites, the Individual Ladders or the Challenges.Challenges.
** Unlockable characters: Devastation, .
** Unlockable bots: Darrius, Judas, Memphis, Syzygy, .
3rd Jun '14 10:27:25 AM AM_NK
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* MythologyGag: The Liandri robots borrow [[VideoGame/UnrealTournament Xan Kriegor]]'s "Witness my perfection" and "I am the alpha and omega" taunts.
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