History Videogame / CommandAndConquerRedAlertSeries

30th Aug '17 7:29:11 AM GrammarNavi
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** [[Videogame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3 The third game's events]] are caused by the soviets travelling back in time to assassinate AlbertEinstein. Their time machine is basically a cockpit surrounded by tesla coils, and that's before you get into the spider-legged speedboat with tesla coils for weapons.

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** [[Videogame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3 The third game's events]] are caused by the soviets travelling back in time to assassinate AlbertEinstein.UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein. Their time machine is basically a cockpit surrounded by tesla coils, and that's before you get into the spider-legged speedboat with tesla coils for weapons.
23rd Aug '17 7:43:51 AM GrammarNavi
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** Tesla coils show up in all the alternate timelines of ''Videogame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'' - not as transformers, but as the SovietUnion's advanced base defences.

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** Tesla coils show up in all the alternate timelines of ''Videogame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'' - not as transformers, but as the SovietUnion's [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union's]] advanced base defences.defenses.
11th Aug '17 7:46:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* DirtyCommunists: Naturally.

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* DirtyCommunists: Naturally. Though in the first game the Soviets were more or less stand-ins for ThoseWackyNazis, portrayed fairly seriously and even being introduced using poison gas on civilians. Later games would see them increasingly boasting of spreading Glorious Communismô around the world and becoming cartoon characters.
30th Jul '17 6:43:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* VillainousLegacy: Joseph Stalin built the Soviet Union into an unstoppable military machine, and while he dies at the end of the first game, his successors continue his legacy of world conquest. This is especially pronounced in the case of the psychic DiabolicalMastermind Yuri, who reveals that he used to be a student and personal friend of Stalin.
24th Jul '17 9:04:31 AM TrollBrutal
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* CastingGag:
** Barry Corbin, who plays General Carville in ''The Aftermath'' and ''[=RA2=]'', is basically reprising his role as General Berringer from ''Film/WarGames''. There's even an explicit ShoutOut during one of the Ant missions ("I'd piss on a spark plug if I thought it'd do any good!").
** In ''Red Alert 2'' Tanya is played by Kari Wuhrer. In ''Red Alert 3'' Tanya is played by Jenny [=McCarthy=]. Both women started out as models and became game show hosts on MTV (Wuhrer was on ''Remote Control'' while [=McCarthy=] was on ''Singled Out'').

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* CastingGag:
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CastingGag: Barry Corbin, who plays General Carville in ''The Aftermath'' and ''[=RA2=]'', is basically reprising his role as General Berringer from ''Film/WarGames''. There's even an explicit ShoutOut during one of the Ant missions ("I'd piss on a spark plug if I thought it'd do any good!").
** In ''Red Alert 2'' Tanya is played by Kari Wuhrer. In ''Red Alert 3'' Tanya is played by Jenny [=McCarthy=]. Both women started out as models and became game show hosts on MTV (Wuhrer was on ''Remote Control'' while [=McCarthy=] was on ''Singled Out'').
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24th Jul '17 4:43:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* FanServicePack: There's Agent Tanya, a female commando who serves as the Allies' hero unit. In the first game her sex appeal was limited to some BareYourMidriff, then the second game cast Creator/KariWuhrer in the role, replaced Tanya's tactical vest with a tank top, and played most of her scenes for fanservice. By the third game she's literally played by [[Creator/JennyMcCarthy a former Playboy centerfold]] and looks it. Amusingly, she also went from [[BlondeBrunetteRedhead brunette to redhead to blonde]] during this transition.
14th Jul '17 10:20:22 AM SnowHesher
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* CastingGag: Barry Corbin, who plays General Carville in ''The Aftermath'' and ''[=RA2=]'', is basically reprising his role as General Berringer from ''Film/WarGames''. There's even an explicit ShoutOut during one of the Ant missions ("I'd piss on a spark plug if I thought it'd do any good!").

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* CastingGag: CastingGag:
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Barry Corbin, who plays General Carville in ''The Aftermath'' and ''[=RA2=]'', is basically reprising his role as General Berringer from ''Film/WarGames''. There's even an explicit ShoutOut during one of the Ant missions ("I'd piss on a spark plug if I thought it'd do any good!").good!").
** In ''Red Alert 2'' Tanya is played by Kari Wuhrer. In ''Red Alert 3'' Tanya is played by Jenny [=McCarthy=]. Both women started out as models and became game show hosts on MTV (Wuhrer was on ''Remote Control'' while [=McCarthy=] was on ''Singled Out'').
16th May '17 9:27:19 AM nombretomado
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* IdiotBall: The Western Allies in the RA verse apparently decided that rather than, say, occupying, disarming, dismantling, and forcibly reforming the old Soviet Empire and its satellites after defeating them in the bloodiest war mankind had seen at the time, it would be better to reconstitute it, place [[DirtyCommunists Alexei]] [[TsaristRussia Romanov]] in the Kremlin, and then back off while ignoring Soviet rearmament and moves to reconstruct the old Stalinist alliances. [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong What could possibly go wrong]]? To be fair, we more or less made the same mistake in our own history with Germany after UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, and we know what [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII happened then]]. Considering the RA-verse Allies wouldn't have that same template, this may be [[JustifiedTrope justified]].

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* IdiotBall: The Western Allies in the RA verse apparently decided that rather than, say, occupying, disarming, dismantling, and forcibly reforming the old Soviet Empire and its satellites after defeating them in the bloodiest war mankind had seen at the time, it would be better to reconstitute it, place [[DirtyCommunists Alexei]] [[TsaristRussia [[UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia Romanov]] in the Kremlin, and then back off while ignoring Soviet rearmament and moves to reconstruct the old Stalinist alliances. [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong What could possibly go wrong]]? To be fair, we more or less made the same mistake in our own history with Germany after UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, and we know what [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII happened then]]. Considering the RA-verse Allies wouldn't have that same template, this may be [[JustifiedTrope justified]].
10th Apr '17 12:41:41 AM Theharbo
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* TelsaTechTimeline: Tesla himself is never mentioned, nor shown, but boy do the Soviets love to use Tesla coil-like weapons and inventions.
** Tesla coils show up in all the alternate timelines of ''Videogame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'' - not as transformers, but as the SovietUnion's advanced base defences.
** [[Videogame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2 The second game]] has a Soviet mission which involves turning the Eiffel tower into a giant tesla coil to defend against enemies.
** [[Videogame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3 The third game's events]] are caused by the soviets travelling back in time to assassinate AlbertEinstein. Their time machine is basically a cockpit surrounded by tesla coils, and that's before you get into the spider-legged speedboat with tesla coils for weapons.
15th Feb '17 7:11:42 PM Willbyr
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