History YMMV / ModernWarfare

2nd May '16 10:32:30 AM SolidSonicTH
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* MorePopularSpinoff: ''Call Of Duty'' is a pretty well-known franchise, but ''Modern Warfare'' has a massive impact upon pop culture and is one of the most successful series in the history of video games. Indeed, a vast majority of ''Modern Warfare'' players have never played the first three ''Call of Duty'' games.[[/folder]]
** Prior to ''Call of Duty 4'', the series was strictly World War II-focused. Since ''4'' the series has gone back exactly once (the following year's installment, ''World at War'') and otherwise never looked back (although now modern warfare itself is in the past as, starting with ''Black Ops II'', the series now exists in the future).

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* MorePopularSpinoff: ''Call Of Duty'' is a pretty well-known franchise, but ''Modern Warfare'' has a massive impact upon pop culture and is one of the most successful series in the history of video games. Indeed, a vast majority of ''Modern Warfare'' players have never played the first three ''Call of Duty'' games.[[/folder]]
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** Prior to ''Call of Duty 4'', the series was strictly World War II-focused. Since ''4'' the series has gone back exactly once (the following year's installment, ''World at War'') and otherwise never looked back (although now modern warfare itself is in the past as, starting with ''Black Ops II'', the series now exists in the future).
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2nd May '16 10:32:18 AM SolidSonicTH
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** Prior to ''Call of Duty 4'', the series was strictly World War II-focused. Since ''4'' the series has gone back exactly once (the following year's installment, ''World at War'') and otherwise never looked back (although now modern warfare itself is in the past as, starting with ''Black Ops II'', the series now exists in the future).
12th Apr '16 3:06:54 AM Wuz
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** [[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Makarov]] crosses it by orchestrating and leading the "No Russian" bit above in [=MW2=].
*** And he crosses about 5 more during the course of ''Modern Warfare 3''. In no short order:
*** He kidnaps the Russian President, and plans to use his daughter to extort the Russian nuclear launch codes out of him, so he can turn all of Europe to glass.
*** He unleashes a lethal toxin into the streets of various cities around Europe, killing thousands of soldiers and citizens to pave the way for an ''en masse'' Russian invasion.
*** He sets a trap to kill the remnants of Task Force 141, which ends with [[spoiler:Soap's]] death, and Price losing trust in Yuri for knowing Makarov.
*** [[spoiler:As it turned out, ''he'' was the one who gave the order for the aformentioned warhead's detonation in the original Modern Warfare.]]
*** He levels most of Berlin to get the Russian President's daughter, and when he has her, he TORTURES her to get the Russian president to break.
*** In essence, Makarov orchestrates WWIII just to further Russia's power and for profit. If there is anyone more capable of evil, I'd like to see it.
25th Feb '16 2:21:30 PM Kadorhal
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** Dogs. The first time you get tackled by one, you're dead. The ActionCommand is just too unforgiving for you to reliably kill them in melee combat. For perspective you only get one chance to press "melee attack" and you have to be pinpoint with your timing where in World at War you could just mash it and win. The third game seems to have finally accepted mashing as a strategy.

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** Dogs. The first time you get tackled by one, you're dead. The ActionCommand is just too unforgiving for you to reliably kill them in melee combat. For perspective you only get one chance to press "melee attack" and you have to be pinpoint with your timing where in World at War you could just mash it and win. The For the second game they lengthened the timing window just enough that getting knocked down by a dog isn't ''always'' instant death, but still usually is; the third game seems to have finally accepted mashing as a strategy.



** Gaz was immensely popular with fans, so much so that [[spoiler: even though he died]], Infinity Ward brought in the character of Ghost, who was played by the same actor and more or less fulfilled the exact same role Gaz had in the last game. The popularity of Gaz also resulted in another returning character, Wallcroft, to become yet another copy of him.

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** Gaz was immensely popular with fans, so much so that [[spoiler: even though he died]], Infinity Ward brought in the character of Ghost, who was played by the same actor and more or less fulfilled the exact same role Gaz had in the last game. The popularity of Gaz also resulted in another returning character, Wallcroft, to become becoming yet another copy of him.



** Despite appearing in only two levels, Capt. [=MacMillan=] is easily one of the most popular characters in the game, though this may be because he was actually a useful NPC and, even when his legs were crippled, was still a {{badass}}.

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** Despite appearing in only two levels, Capt. [=MacMillan=] is easily one of the most popular characters in the game, though this may be because he was actually a useful NPC and, even when his legs were crippled, was still a Grade A {{badass}}.



* FranchiseOriginalSin: Everything that was a common complaint about the third and second games- unbalanced multiplayer, a large focus on setpeices over gameplay, short campaign- were all present in Cod 4, but were new, exciting and original due to never having been done before.

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* FranchiseOriginalSin: Everything that was a common complaint about the third and second games- and third games - unbalanced multiplayer, a large focus on setpeices over gameplay, a short campaign- campaign - were all present in Cod 4, [=CoD4=], but were new, exciting and original [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny at the time]] due to never having been done before.



*** The akimbo FMG-9 machine pistols. A benign [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magpul_FMG-9 easily-concealed Glock 18 variant]] in real life, it turns into an ''unstoppable sword of pain and fury'' once you reach the requisite prficiency level and unlock Akimbo. With an obscene fire rate and more ammo than [[BottomlessMagazines your average action hero's machine gun]], it would be overpowered as a primary weapon... but instead it's a ''secondary''. Laugh maniacally as you surprise snipers... and then scream in frustration as they whip out their portable bullet hoses and kill you in a millisecond[[note]]Someone did the math on their time to kill and found out that they take 0.08 seconds to kill, provided the first three bullets hit.[[/note]].
*** With the removal of the FAMAS, and the nerfing of the M16, players cried for a new 3-round burst weapon. Enter the Type-95. This thing is pure evil, able to kill anything at range within one burst. If you ever get randomly killed without even getting a bloody screen, there's a high chance your killer is using this weapon. It's also super-accurate and practically never misses unless at close range. What's worse is that you can equip Rapid Fire to it, boosting its already amazing fire rate, and essentially making it a long range shotgun.

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*** The akimbo FMG-9 machine pistols. A benign [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magpul_FMG-9 easily-concealed Glock 18 variant]] in real life, it turns into an ''unstoppable sword of pain and fury'' once you reach the requisite prficiency level and unlock Akimbo. With an obscene fire rate and more ammo than [[BottomlessMagazines your average action hero's machine gun]], it would be overpowered as a primary weapon... but instead it's a ''secondary''. Laugh maniacally as you surprise snipers... and then scream in frustration as they whip out their portable bullet hoses and kill you in a millisecond[[note]]Someone did the math on their time to kill and found out that they take 0.08 seconds to kill, provided the first three bullets hit.[[/note]].
[[/note]]. All of the machine pistols in the game are ridiculously good, but the FMG-9 is the undisputed and undefeatable king.
*** With the removal of the FAMAS, and the nerfing of the M16, players cried for a new 3-round burst weapon. Enter the Type-95.Type 95. This thing is pure evil, able to kill anything at range within one burst. If you ever get randomly killed without even getting a bloody screen, there's a high chance your killer is using this weapon. It's also super-accurate and practically never misses unless at close range. What's worse is that you can equip Rapid Fire to it, boosting its already amazing fire rate, and essentially making it a long range shotgun.



** The third game's Survival mode allows you to reset your sprint duration by jumping while sprinting. This essentially turns the mode into a hybrid of current and classic FPS gameplay mechanics: aim down your weapon's sights and try to go for the head to expend as little ammo as possible, then bunny-hop away.



** The gunship level in [=MW1=] is eerily reminding of the 2010 published video of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/July_12,_2007,_Baghdad_airstrike this 2007 event in Iraq]].

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** The gunship level in [=MW1=] is eerily reminding of similar to the 2010 published video of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/July_12,_2007,_Baghdad_airstrike this 2007 event in Iraq]].



** A hacker later found DummiedOut code apparently for multiplayer modes not in the final game, and posted that the modes would be "released" as DLC later. PC gamers, already angry over the server thing, embraced this theory wholeheartedly. The once-smouldering backdraft from this flared up again with the Map Packs. 1200 MS points or 15 bucks for 3 new maps and 2 ports from ''4''.

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** A hacker later found DummiedOut code apparently for multiplayer modes not in the final game, and posted that the modes would be "released" as DLC later. PC gamers, already angry over the server thing, embraced this theory wholeheartedly. The Then the once-smouldering backdraft from this flared up again with the Map Packs. Packs, which were all 1200 MS points or 15 bucks for 3 three new maps and 2 ports two maps ported from ''4''.



** Makarov [[IncrediblyLamePun dropped the Soap, but he had to pay the Price]]
* MisaimedFandom: The series is often described by both fans and detractors alike as being nationalistic jingoistic AmericaSavesTheDay WarIsGlorious in terms of its tone (leading to many potshots at it from commentators and others in the industry; see ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine''). The trilogy is actually very ''anti''-nationalistic in terms of tones, with the overall theme of the series being "WarIsHell, and extremism, on either side, is damaging". Not to mention that the main villain in the second game is [[spoiler: an American general who wants to drum up a war filled with patriots]]

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** Makarov [[IncrediblyLamePun dropped the Soap, but he had to pay the Price]]
Price]].
* MisaimedFandom: The series is often described by both fans and detractors alike as being nationalistic jingoistic AmericaSavesTheDay WarIsGlorious in terms of its tone (leading to many potshots at it from commentators and others in the industry; see ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine''). The trilogy is actually very ''anti''-nationalistic in terms of tones, with the overall theme of the series being "WarIsHell, and extremism, on either side, is damaging". Not to mention that the main villain in the second game is [[spoiler: an American general who wants to drum up a war filled with patriots]]patriots]].



** ''Modern Warfare 1'' The player controls two characters, a British SAS operator and an American Marine. During the Marine's segments, he and his commanding officers are established as sympathetic and heroic characters, even going so far as to risk their lives to stop and rescue a downed - and similarly sympathetic - helicopter pilot in a city where a nuclear warhead has just been discovered. [[spoiler: The Dragon ends up detonating the warhead before either character can escape, killing everyone and allowing the player to experience the Marine's slow, agonizing death from radiation poisoning in first person. At the end of the game, after escaping the Russian missile base and evading the Ultranationalist pursuers, the bridge gets blown up, and you get to watch as Griggs gets ventilated while trying to help you to your feet and Zakhaev executes Gaz. The wounded Captain Price slides you his sidearm, which you use to kill Zakhaev. When the cavalry arrives, you then get to watch as a medic tries to resuscitate Captain Price while you're loaded onto the helicopter. [=MacTavish=] (the "you" in this POV) does survive for the sequel. And so does Price.]]

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** ''Modern Warfare 1'' 1'': The player controls two characters, a British SAS operator and an American Marine. During the Marine's segments, he and his commanding officers are established as sympathetic and heroic characters, even going so far as to risk their lives to stop and rescue a downed - and similarly sympathetic - helicopter pilot in a city where a nuclear warhead has just been discovered. [[spoiler: The Dragon ends up detonating the warhead before either character can escape, killing everyone and allowing the player to experience the Marine's slow, agonizing death from radiation poisoning in first person. At the end of the game, after escaping the Russian missile base and evading the Ultranationalist pursuers, the bridge gets blown up, and you get to watch as Griggs gets ventilated while trying to help you to your feet and Zakhaev executes Gaz. The wounded Captain Price slides you his sidearm, which you use to kill Zakhaev. When the cavalry arrives, you then get to watch as a medic tries to resuscitate Captain Price while you're loaded onto the helicopter. [=MacTavish=] (the "you" in this POV) does survive for the sequel. And so does Price.]]



-->Shepherd: "Do you have the DSM?"\\
Ghost: "We got it sir!"\\
Shepherd: [[spoiler: "Good. That's one less loose end." (Gunshot. Gunshot.)]]

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-->Shepherd: "Do -->'''Shepherd:''' Do you have the DSM?"\\
Ghost: "We '''Ghost:''' We got it sir!"\\
Shepherd: [[spoiler: "Good.
sir!\\
'''Shepherd:''' [[spoiler:Good.
That's one less loose end." (Gunshot. ''(Gunshot. Gunshot.)]])'']]



* PortingDisaster: To many, the PC version of ''Modern Warfare 2.'' While it was still a fun game in its own right the PC version removed lean, the console, dedicated servers, admin powers, mod support, in-game voting (although vote to skip map remains in the lobby) and added in a matchmaking service much like the consoles. The developers claimed this would reduce lag, stop cheaters, and prevent piracy. The game was cracked very shortly after release and for a time, legit players and cracked players could play on the same game. Generally, this could not be done on Modern Warfare 1 without some good cracks. Because of the matching making service, for some, games are laggy and disconnect a lot. And cheaters are just as prevalent as they are in any other game in the series, but without a server browser or anything of that nature, once you find one it is basically impossible to get away from them.

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* PortingDisaster: To many, the PC version of ''Modern Warfare 2.'' While it was still a fun game in its own right the PC version removed lean, leaning, the console, dedicated servers, admin powers, mod support, in-game voting (although vote to skip map remains in the lobby) and added in a matchmaking service much like the consoles. The developers claimed this would reduce lag, stop cheaters, and prevent piracy. The game was cracked very shortly after release and for a time, legit players and cracked players could play on the same game. Generally, this could not be done on Modern Warfare 1 without some good cracks. Because of the matching making service, for some, games are laggy and disconnect a lot. And cheaters are just as prevalent (if not even moreso) as they are in any other game in the series, but without a server browser or anything of that nature, once you find one it is basically impossible to get away from them.



** [[spoiler:Team Metal's death, especially with Price screaming for the pilot to wait for them, and then trying to raise Sandman on the radio. Yuri's death.]]

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** [[spoiler:Team Metal's death, especially with Price screaming for the pilot to wait for them, and then trying to raise Sandman on the radio. Then, Yuri's death.]]



*** As frighteningly impossible as it may see once you see the data transfer rates early on, if you preposition claymores in the right place and put yourself in a good position with appropriate weapons, defending the DSM can be quite simple, even easy. Getting out isn't.

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*** As frighteningly impossible as it may see once you see the data transfer rates early on, if you preposition claymores in the right place and put yourself in a good position with appropriate weapons, defending the DSM can be quite simple, even easy. Getting out isn't.still isn't, though.



** "Homeland Security" is pretty brutal as well, even on regular difficulty, most of the difficulty comes from that goddamned Predator Drone bombing you like crazy almost everytime you set foot outside of a building, and if that wasn't hard enough, you also have to deal with choppers and BTR's, the last wave has TWO choppers and a BTR, you have to be masochistic to even ATTEMPT beating that mission on Veteran.

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** "Homeland Security" is pretty brutal as well, even on regular difficulty, most of the difficulty comes from that goddamned Predator Drone bombing you like crazy almost everytime every time you set foot outside of a building, and if that wasn't hard enough, you also have to deal with choppers and BTR's, [=BTRs=]. And the last wave has TWO ''two'' choppers and ''and'' a BTR, BTR; you have to be masochistic to even ATTEMPT ''attempt'' beating that mission on Veteran.
31st Jan '16 2:10:08 PM youngbond007
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* [[BigBad Vladimir Makarov]] from the second and third games establishes himself when he and his men cold-heartedly slaughter an airport terminal full of civilians, using the PlayerCharacter trying to [[ReverseMole infiltrate Makarovís group]]. He then follows this by [[NiceJobBreakingItHero shooting the player in the head]] so that the [[FalseFlagOperation crime can be placed]] on the {{CIA}}, thus inciting the international community against the Americans. In the third game, he single-handedly starts WorldWarIII, massacring millions of people with bio weapons. In addition, it was he who ordered the nuking in the first game, as well as the one who even earlier saved Zakhaev, thus making him responsible, directly or [[GreaterScopeVillain indirectly]], for all the events of the series (including the actions of [[spoiler:[[WellIntentionedExtremist General Shepherd]]]] in the second game), leading to the deaths of several millions.

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* ** [[BigBad Vladimir Makarov]] from the second and third games establishes himself when he and his men cold-heartedly slaughter an airport terminal full of civilians, using the PlayerCharacter trying to [[ReverseMole infiltrate Makarovís group]]. He then follows this by [[NiceJobBreakingItHero shooting the player in the head]] so that the [[FalseFlagOperation crime can be placed]] on the {{CIA}}, thus inciting the international community against the Americans. In the third game, he single-handedly starts WorldWarIII, massacring millions of people with bio weapons. In addition, it was he who ordered the nuking in the first game, as well as the one who even earlier saved Zakhaev, thus making him responsible, directly or [[GreaterScopeVillain indirectly]], for all the events of the series (including the actions of [[spoiler:[[WellIntentionedExtremist General Shepherd]]]] in the second game), leading to the deaths of several millions.
16th Jan '16 8:36:38 AM LucaEarlgrey
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!!RAMIREZ! Describe trope examples that you may or may not agree with!
17th Dec '15 9:50:53 AM ACW
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** [[BigBad Imran Zakhaev]] from the original game is the ruthless leader of the Russian Ultranationalist Party. He started long ago as an arm dealer in Chernobyl where he had all the men "he couldn't buy" killed and throwed in a river. [[FakingTheDeath Believed to be killed in an assassination attempt]] he actually survived and started a new plan to take over Russia. In order to distract the U.S. and Biritsh forces from his plan he supplies the equally evil Khaled Al-Asad with deadly weapons, including a nuke and letting him use it to detonate his own homeland just to kill the invading U.S. forces. During his bloody coup in Russia his soldiers on his commands slaughter every unharmed civilian they find, also using villages as a test for their missiles. Zakhaev threatens to release on of'em of the entire USA if the U.S. forces won't leave Russia. Towards the climax he and his men kill an entire SAS squad who tried to stop him. Zakhaev himself executes the already badly wounded Gaz.
** Khaled Al-Asad [[EstablishingCharacterMoment in his introduction]] overhtrows a democratic government in an unknown Middle Eastern country [[TheCaligula starting a new reign of terror.]] Anyone who tries to resist or escape is lined up and used as target practice by his men. He executes President Al-Fulani on national television saying that "It's how it begins". When NEST teams invade the country Al-Asad with no second thoughts detonates a nuke killing about 30,000 American soldiers among with a great number of innocent people. He did it so [[DirtyCoward he could prevent the Americans coming after him.]]
** [[BigBad Vladimir Makarov]] from the second and third games establishes himself when he and his men cold-heartedly slaughter an airport terminal full of civilians, using the PlayerCharacter trying to [[ReverseMole infiltrate Makarovís group]]. He then follows this by [[NiceJobBreakingItHero shooting the player in the head]] so that the [[FalseFlagOperation crime can be placed]] on the {{CIA}}, thus inciting the international community against the Americans. In the third game, he single handedly starts WorldWarIII, massacring millions of people with bio weapons. In addition, it was he who ordered the nuking in the first game, as well as the one who even earlier saved Zakhaev, thus making him responsible, [[BiggerBad directly or indirectly]], for all the events of the series (including the actions of [[spoiler:[[WellIntentionedExtremist General Shepherd]]]] in the second game), leading to the deaths of several millions.

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** [[BigBad Imran Zakhaev]] from Zakhaev, the original game BigBad of the first game, is the ruthless leader of the Russian Ultranationalist Party. He started long ago as an arm dealer in Chernobyl where he had all the men "he couldn't buy" killed and throwed thrown in a river. [[FakingTheDeath [[FakingTheDead Believed to be killed in an assassination attempt]] attempt]], he actually survived and started a new plan to take over Russia. In order to distract the U.S. USA and Biritsh British forces from his plan he supplies the equally evil Khaled Al-Asad with deadly weapons, including a nuke nuke, and letting him use it to detonate his own homeland just to kill the invading U.S. forces. During his bloody coup in Russia his soldiers on his commands slaughter every unharmed unarmed civilian they find, also using villages as a test for their his missiles. Zakhaev He threatens to release on of'em one of them of the entire USA if the U.S. forces won't leave Russia. Towards the climax he and his men kill an entire SAS squad who tried to stop him. him, while Zakhaev himself executes the already badly wounded Gaz.
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** [[PresidentEvil Khaled Al-Asad Al-Asad]], also from the first game, [[EstablishingCharacterMoment in his introduction]] overhtrows introduction]], overthrows a democratic government in an unknown Middle Eastern country country, [[TheCaligula starting a new reign of terror.]] terror]]. Anyone who tries to resist or escape is lined up and used as target practice by his men. He executes President Al-Fulani on national television saying that "It's how it begins". When NEST teams invade the country Al-Asad Al-Asad, with no second thoughts thoughts, detonates a nuke killing about 30,000 American soldiers among along with a great number of innocent people. He did it so he [[DirtyCoward he could prevent the Americans coming after him.]]
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[[BigBad Vladimir Makarov]] from the second and third games establishes himself when he and his men cold-heartedly slaughter an airport terminal full of civilians, using the PlayerCharacter trying to [[ReverseMole infiltrate Makarovís group]]. He then follows this by [[NiceJobBreakingItHero shooting the player in the head]] so that the [[FalseFlagOperation crime can be placed]] on the {{CIA}}, thus inciting the international community against the Americans. In the third game, he single handedly single-handedly starts WorldWarIII, massacring millions of people with bio weapons. In addition, it was he who ordered the nuking in the first game, as well as the one who even earlier saved Zakhaev, thus making him responsible, [[BiggerBad directly or [[GreaterScopeVillain indirectly]], for all the events of the series (including the actions of [[spoiler:[[WellIntentionedExtremist General Shepherd]]]] in the second game), leading to the deaths of several millions.
14th Dec '15 11:24:16 AM ST89
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** [[BigBad Imran Zakhaev]] from the original game is the ruthless leader of the Russian Ultranationalist Party. He started long ago as an arm dealer in Chernobyl where he had all the men "he couldn't buy" killed and throwed in a river. [[FakingTheDeath Believed to be killed in an assassination attempt]] he actually survived and started a new plan to take over Russia. In order to distract the USA and Biritsh forces from his plan he supplies the equally evil Khaled Al-Asad with deadly weapons, including a nuke and letting him use it to detonate his own homeland just to kill the invading U.S. forces. During his bloody coup in Russia his soldiers on his commands slaughter every unharmed civilian they find, also using villages as a test for their missiles. Zakhaev threatens to release on of'em of the entire USA if the U.S. forces won't leave Russia. Towards the climax he and his men kill an entire SAS squad who tried to stop him. Zakhaev himself executes the already badly wounded Gaz.

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** [[BigBad Imran Zakhaev]] from the original game is the ruthless leader of the Russian Ultranationalist Party. He started long ago as an arm dealer in Chernobyl where he had all the men "he couldn't buy" killed and throwed in a river. [[FakingTheDeath Believed to be killed in an assassination attempt]] he actually survived and started a new plan to take over Russia. In order to distract the USA U.S. and Biritsh forces from his plan he supplies the equally evil Khaled Al-Asad with deadly weapons, including a nuke and letting him use it to detonate his own homeland just to kill the invading U.S. forces. During his bloody coup in Russia his soldiers on his commands slaughter every unharmed civilian they find, also using villages as a test for their missiles. Zakhaev threatens to release on of'em of the entire USA if the U.S. forces won't leave Russia. Towards the climax he and his men kill an entire SAS squad who tried to stop him. Zakhaev himself executes the already badly wounded Gaz.
14th Dec '15 10:48:08 AM ST89
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** [[BigBad Imran Zakhaev]] from the original game is the ruthless leader of the Russian Ultranationalist Party. He started long ago as an arm dealer in Chernobyl where he had all the men "he couldn't buy" killed and throwed in a river. [[FakingTheDeath Believed to be killed in an assassination attempt]] he actually survived and started a new plan to take over Russia. In order to distract the USA and Biritsh forces from his plan he supplies the equally evil Khaled Al-Asad with deadly weapons, including a nuke and letting him use it to detonate his own homeland just to kill the invading U.S. forces. During his bloody coup in Russia his soldiers on his commands slaughter every unharmed civilian they find, also using villages as a test for his missiles. He threatens to release on of'em of the entire USA if the U.S. forces won't leave Russia. Towards the climax he and his men kill an entire SAS squad who tried to stop him. Zakhaev himself executes the already badly wounded Gaz.

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** [[BigBad Imran Zakhaev]] from the original game is the ruthless leader of the Russian Ultranationalist Party. He started long ago as an arm dealer in Chernobyl where he had all the men "he couldn't buy" killed and throwed in a river. [[FakingTheDeath Believed to be killed in an assassination attempt]] he actually survived and started a new plan to take over Russia. In order to distract the USA and Biritsh forces from his plan he supplies the equally evil Khaled Al-Asad with deadly weapons, including a nuke and letting him use it to detonate his own homeland just to kill the invading U.S. forces. During his bloody coup in Russia his soldiers on his commands commands slaughter every unharmed civilian they find, also using villages as a test for his their missiles. He Zakhaev threatens to release on of'em of the entire USA if the U.S. forces won't leave Russia. Towards the climax he and his men kill an entire SAS squad who tried to stop him. Zakhaev himself executes the already badly wounded Gaz.
14th Dec '15 10:44:58 AM ST89
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** The original has [[BigBad Imran Zakhaev]] and [[TheDragon Khaled Al-Asad]]. Al-Asad, with Zakhaev's help, overthrew a democratic government in an unknown Middle Eastern country, taking power in a coup. Their men kill anyone who resists and they line up innocent people and use them as target practice. Zakhaev supplied Al-Asad with weapons for the coup (including a nuke), and too staged a bloody coup, except on a much larger scale in Russia. He orders the slaughtering of whole villages. Together, they [[NukeEm nuked a major city]], Al-Asad's own capital, killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people and about 30,000 American soldiers. Zakhaev did it to kill as many Americans as he could, and Al-Asad did it so he [[DirtyCoward didn't have to worry about the Americans coming after him]].

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** The original has [[BigBad Imran Zakhaev]] from the original game is the ruthless leader of the Russian Ultranationalist Party. He started long ago as an arm dealer in Chernobyl where he had all the men "he couldn't buy" killed and [[TheDragon throwed in a river. [[FakingTheDeath Believed to be killed in an assassination attempt]] he actually survived and started a new plan to take over Russia. In order to distract the USA and Biritsh forces from his plan he supplies the equally evil Khaled Al-Asad]]. Al-Asad, Al-Asad with Zakhaev's help, overthrew deadly weapons, including a nuke and letting him use it to detonate his own homeland just to kill the invading U.S. forces. During his bloody coup in Russia his soldiers on his commands slaughter every unharmed civilian they find, also using villages as a test for his missiles. He threatens to release on of'em of the entire USA if the U.S. forces won't leave Russia. Towards the climax he and his men kill an entire SAS squad who tried to stop him. Zakhaev himself executes the already badly wounded Gaz.
** Khaled Al-Asad [[EstablishingCharacterMoment in his introduction]] overhtrows
a democratic government in an unknown Middle Eastern country, taking power in country [[TheCaligula starting a coup. Their men kill anyone new reign of terror.]] Anyone who resists tries to resist or escape is lined up and they line up innocent people and use them used as target practice. Zakhaev supplied practice by his men. He executes President Al-Fulani on national television saying that "It's how it begins". When NEST teams invade the country Al-Asad with weapons for the coup (including no second thoughts detonates a nuke), and too staged a bloody coup, except on a much larger scale in Russia. He orders the slaughtering of whole villages. Together, they [[NukeEm nuked a major city]], Al-Asad's own capital, nuke killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people and about 30,000 American soldiers. Zakhaev did it to kill as many Americans as he could, and Al-Asad soldiers among with a great number of innocent people. He did it so he [[DirtyCoward didn't have to worry about he could prevent the Americans coming after him]]. him.]]
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