History Videogame / Prototype

28th Aug '17 8:54:47 AM 32_Footsteps
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''TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction'' meets the ''[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay T-1000]]'' MEETS ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}''. [[{{Gorn}} Put inside a blender]] and [[ImAHumanitarian made sure it]] ''[[UnderStatement mixes evenly]]''.

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''TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction'' meets the ''[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay T-1000]]'' MEETS ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}''. [[{{Gorn}} Put inside a blender]] and [[ImAHumanitarian made sure it]] ''[[UnderStatement ''[[ImAHumanitarian mixes evenly]]''.
28th Aug '17 8:52:21 AM 32_Footsteps
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* TooDumbToLive: The ArtificialStupidity of certain AI factions can be abused in several situations to get enemies to take themselves out. For example, if Alex lands from a sufficient height without gliding, he'll loudly impact the ground and leave a distinct crater. However, if Alex isn't ''seen'' by military personnel doing so, they won't suspect him so long as he's in disguise - even if he's standing at the crater's dead center and nobody else is around. Military will just rush right past him to find a culprit - and they will charge right into deadly situations, such as running into other infected or simply dashing off a pier when they can't swim.
14th Aug '17 2:29:59 PM UncloudedTJ
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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler:[=McMullen=] knows that Alex can [[BrainFood consume him for information]] only if his brain is intact, so he shoots himself in the head.]]
13th Aug '17 11:28:55 AM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: NighInvulnerable, inhuman monstrosity able to manifest CombatTentacles, horrific claws and related BodyHorror? Check. Subsisting on a steady diet of human biomass? Check. Able to [[{{ShapeShifter}} assume the form of anything it devours?]] Check. Actually being [[spoiler: a colony of a super-virus, i.e. an entity composed of countless separate -and possibly autonomous- organisms]]? Check. This is basically Creator/HPLovecraft meets ''Film/TheThing1982'': The Game. And you get to play as the abomination.
30th Jul '17 12:30:45 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreSavvy, [[spoiler:BetterToDieThanBeKilled]]: [[spoiler:[=McMullen=] knows that Alex can [[BrainFood consume him for information]] only if his brain is intact, so he shoots himself in the head.]]
9th Jun '17 8:08:47 PM Willbyr
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** After getting the Armor power, when you activate it, Alex has an uncanny resemblance to the {{Guyver}}.

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** After getting the Armor power, when you activate it, Alex has an uncanny resemblance to the {{Guyver}}.Manga/{{Guyver}}.
28th May '17 12:46:01 AM Lightning4119
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** A chemical spray weapon being used to pin down an enemy and remove their cover, that is supposedly harmless to humans but is implied to actually have nasty side effects...are we talking about the bloodtox that Blackwatch deploys or [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Agent Orange]]?

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** A chemical spray weapon being used to pin down an enemy and remove their cover, that is supposedly harmless to humans but is implied to actually have nasty side effects...are we talking about the bloodtox that Blackwatch deploys or [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Agent Orange]]?Orange]]? This is even lampshaded when someone asks how Bloodtox would be deployed.



* JustThinkOfThePotential: Basically Gentek's attitude towards Elizabeth Greene - or at least what they ''say'' it is. Yes, the genetic breakthroughs the viruses in her blood provide could be the key to finding cures for every disease known to man, but ''[[ZombieApocalypse look at what Blacklight does.]]'' The WOI mentions that Greene "represents the last opportunity to learn anything" from the horrible experiments conducted at Hope, Idaho. All we see them doing is making bigger and better bioweapons - the one even vaguely positive application we see are [[SuperSoldier the D-Codes]].

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* JustThinkOfThePotential: Basically Gentek's attitude towards Elizabeth Greene - or at least what they ''say'' it is. Yes, the genetic breakthroughs the viruses in her blood provide could be the key to finding cures for every disease known to man, but ''[[ZombieApocalypse look at what Blacklight does.]]'' The WOI mentions that Greene "represents the last opportunity to learn anything" from the horrible experiments conducted at Hope, Idaho. All we see them Gentek doing with the samples is making bigger and better bioweapons - the one even vaguely positive application we see are [[SuperSoldier the D-Codes]].
28th May '17 12:29:45 AM Lightning4119
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* JustThinkOfThePotential: Basically Gentek's attitude towards Elizabeth Greene - or at least what they ''say'' it is. Yes, the genetic breakthroughs the viruses in her blood provide could be the key to finding cures for every disease known to man, but ''[[ZombieApocalypse look at what Blacklight does.]]'' The WOI mentions that Greene "represents the last opportunity to learn anything" from the horrible experiments conducted at Hope, Idaho. All we see them doing is making bigger and better bioweapons - the one even vaguely positive application we see are [[SuperSoldier the D-Codes]].



* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Pretty much every doctor in Manhattan is a MadScientist. [[spoiler:Hell, even Alex is one]]. Blackwatch and Gentek apparently hire complete psychos. However, there are some scientists you get in the Web of Intrigue who clearly have reservations about what they're doing.

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* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Pretty much every doctor in Manhattan is a MadScientist. [[spoiler:Hell, even Alex is one]]. Blackwatch and Gentek apparently hire complete psychos. However, there are some scientists you get in the Web of Intrigue who clearly have reservations about what they're doing.doing, [[PragmaticVillainy or at least think it's stupid to be so reckless with the applications.]]



* OneManArmy: Mercer.

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* OneManArmy: Mercer. Implied with Cross - apparently he killed the last Runner ''by himself.''


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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Taggart ''attempts'' it after it finally sinks in how out of control things are: the virus is rampaging across the city essentially unchecked, Blackwatch and the Marines are bleeding troops they don't have, and Mercer just ''ate'' [[spoiler: Elizabeth Greene]].
28th May '17 12:07:18 AM Lightning4119
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Near the beginning of the game, Alex frees SealedEvilInACan [[BigBad Elizabeth Greene]], turning what had previously been a minor, controlled outbreak into the ZombieApocalypse. To be fair to Alex, though, it's made perfectly clear that they had already lost containment (all the guards are dead, the room is filled with infected biomass, and Greene's cell is open), and moreover it's suggested in the strategy guide that Greene could have escaped whenever she wanted. [[PersonOfMassDestruction They couldn't contain Alex, they can't contain her]].

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Near the beginning of the game, Alex frees SealedEvilInACan [[BigBad Elizabeth Greene]], turning what had previously been a minor, controlled outbreak into the ZombieApocalypse. To be fair to Alex, though, it's made perfectly clear that they had already lost containment (all the guards are dead, the room is filled with infected biomass, and Greene's cell is open), and moreover it's suggested in the strategy guide that Greene could have escaped whenever she wanted. [[PersonOfMassDestruction They couldn't contain Alex, they can't contain her]]. It's also mentioned in passing in at least one Web of Intrigue entry how colossally idiotic it was to bring a WalkingWasteland whose blood is literally teeming with hundreds of strains of the deadliest viruses on the planet into one of the most heavily populated cities in the world.



* PlayableEpilogue: Even after finishing the story, you get to continue beating challenges, finding collectables, and can even absorb more Web of Intrigue victims to further expand backstory. [[spoiler:This even leads to resolving plot points like Karen's escape; players can track her down so Alex can kill her.]]

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* PlayableEpilogue: Even after finishing the story, you get to continue beating challenges, finding collectables, collectibles, and can even absorb more Web of Intrigue victims to further expand backstory. [[spoiler:This even leads to resolving plot points like Karen's escape; players can track her down so Alex can kill her.]]



* WeHaveReserves: The USMC are explicitly being used by Blackwatch as human shields to absorb the casualties of the occupation.

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* WeHaveReserves: The USMC are explicitly being used by Blackwatch as human shields to absorb the casualties of the occupation. This is Blackwatch's attitude towards ''everyone'', including civilians and their own personnel. No cost is too high to contain an outbreak - even destroying a town. They've done it at least twice before.
21st May '17 11:31:06 PM UncloudedTJ
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* ItIsDehumanizing: Randall does not like Alex being called a "he". In a interesting twist, [[spoiler:Alex may agree when he finds out that he is (essentially) a modified clone of the original Alex and that his consciousness technically comes from the virus.

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* ItIsDehumanizing: Randall does not like Alex being called a "he". In a interesting twist, [[spoiler:Alex may agree when he finds out that he is (essentially) a modified clone of the original Alex and that his consciousness technically comes from the virus.]]



** [[spoiler:Alex]] will eventually fit this, too, seeing as how, [[spoiler:like Elizabeth, he's essentially ageless. He won't die unless he's outright ''killed''. [[NighInvulnerable Good luck]] [[FromASingleCell with that.]]

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** [[spoiler:Alex]] will eventually fit this, too, seeing as how, [[spoiler:like Elizabeth, he's essentially ageless. He won't die unless he's outright ''killed''. [[NighInvulnerable Good luck]] [[FromASingleCell with that.]]]]]]
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