History YMMV / TwistedMetal

6th Feb '17 11:04:50 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Agent Shepard, the latest driver of Crimson Fury in ''Twisted Metal: Head On'', for being GenreSavvy enough [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim by straight-up arresting Calypso]] instead of trying to make a wish, and also by [[ShutUpHannibal defying Calypso's]] HannibalLecture before giving him TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.

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** Agent Shepard, the latest driver of Crimson Fury in ''Twisted Metal: Head On'', for being GenreSavvy savvy enough [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim by straight-up arresting Calypso]] instead of trying to make a wish, and also by [[ShutUpHannibal defying Calypso's]] HannibalLecture before giving him TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.
30th Jan '17 10:30:34 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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** Calypso both in and out of universe. His portrayals vary as does where his powers come from and one's interpretation can come from whether or not one considers the games to be in canon with one another. He's pretty stoic in Black but very hammy in the first game. In Twisted Metal 1, his powers came from a demon named Black, in 2 he stole them from the demon Minion, in the reboot, the preacher implies that he is the devil himself. His interactions with his daughter seem to cast him as a more WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds, and the control he has over his power of wishes is put into question.
** There's also his treatment of Mortimer in Head-On. Was it a genuine PetTheDog moment, or a [[PragmaticVillainy calculated move]] to get rid of a supernatural WildCard? Especially, seeing as in the second Game, Mortimer actually posed a threat to him.
** Then there's his interaction with Mike & Stu in Twisted Metal 2. Did he purposefully trick them into jumping head first off a building, or was he willing to give them the plane tickets just have their disappointment be the deception and he was genuinely shocked at their stupidity? In the first game, he gave Hammerhead's drivers, Dave & Mike, what they wanted without bothering to trick them (be it his harem, or expensive tires, another mundane monetary loss that Calypso could cope with just like the tickets).
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The series' use of licensed music is pretty well respected, using Music/TheRollingStones' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4irXQhgMqg Paint It Black]] in Twisted Metal Black, and a selection of Rob Zombie songs in 3 and 4 - those songs being arguably the most fondly remembered parts of [[DorkAge that era in the franchise]].
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2KwvXB6R9k The first level bgm from Twisted Metal 2.]]

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** Calypso both in and out of universe. His portrayals vary and personality vary, as does where the origin of his powers come from powers, and one's interpretation can come from whether or not one considers the games to be in canon with one another. He's pretty In the first game and ''Black'', he's fairly stoic in Black and doesn't go out of his way to twist the contestants' wishes (even if he's still something of a LiteralGenie), and a number of contestants even get precisely what they wanted, but in the other games, he's very hammy in the first game. In Twisted Metal 1, his and a straight-up JackassGenie. His powers came from a demon named Black, Black in 2 the first game, he stole them from the demon Minion, Minion in the second, the fourth had them come from a magic ring, and in the reboot, the preacher implies that he is the devil Devil himself. His interactions with his daughter seem to cast him as a more WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds, and the control he has over his power of wishes is put into question.
** There's also his treatment of Mortimer in Head-On. ''Head-On''. Was it a genuine PetTheDog moment, or a [[PragmaticVillainy calculated move]] to get rid of a supernatural WildCard? Especially, Especially seeing as how, in the second Game, game, Mortimer actually posed a threat to him and successfully turned the tables on him.
** Then there's his interaction with Mike & Stu in Twisted Metal 2. the second game. Did he purposefully trick them into jumping head first head-first off a building, or was he willing to give them the plane tickets and just have their disappointment be the deception and he was deception, only to be genuinely shocked at their stupidity? In the first game, he gave Hammerhead's drivers, Dave & Mike, what they wanted without bothering to trick them (be it his harem, or expensive tires, another mundane monetary loss that Calypso could cope with just like the tickets).
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The series' use of licensed music is pretty well respected, using respected.
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Music/TheRollingStones' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4irXQhgMqg Paint It Black]] in Twisted Metal Black, "Paint It, Black"]], which served as the theme song to ''Twisted Metal: Black''.
** The third
and fourth games had a selection of Rob Zombie Music/RobZombie songs in 3 and 4 - those songs being arguably that are generally agreed to be among the most fondly remembered parts few redeeming factors of [[DorkAge that era in the franchise]].
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2KwvXB6R9k The first level bgm BGM from Twisted Metal 2.the second game.]]



** The direction the [=PS3=] {{Revival}} took for the series; giving more engaging and complex storylines to four distinctive drivers, thus relagating the past drivers to oblivion and making their cars free for {{Mook}}s from the aforementioned quartet to drive; this rubs the wrong way for fans of the old installments where one could see each vehicle (and driver) getting a backstory, while others likes only 4 characters getting better developed stories, instead of many drivers getting {{Excuse Plot}}s to force their presence in the games. However, this does still feel off considering Twisted Metal Black managed to give the characters more developed stories as well as individual cars.
** The people who like 3 and 4 against the people who like the rest of the series.
* ContestedSequel: Twisted Metal 3 and 4, since they were developed by a different team.

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** The direction the [=PS3=] {{Revival}} took for the series; giving more engaging and complex storylines to four distinctive drivers, thus relagating relegating the past drivers to oblivion and making their cars free for {{Mook}}s from the aforementioned quartet to drive; this rubs the wrong way for fans of the old installments where one could see each vehicle (and driver) getting a backstory, while others likes only 4 characters getting better developed stories, instead of many drivers getting {{Excuse Plot}}s to force their presence in the games. However, this does still feel off considering Twisted Metal Black ''Twisted Metal: Black'' managed to give the a much larger roster of characters more developed stories as well as individual cars.
** The people who like 3 the third and 4 fourth games against the people who like the rest of the series.
* ContestedSequel: Twisted ''Twisted Metal 3 3'' and 4, ''4'', since they were developed by a different team.
2nd Jan '17 2:38:34 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Quatro and Orbital are probably the only characters introduced in ''4'' that fans like, though this is attributed to either making a wish that was worth a damn, or being a {{Badass}} bounty hunter that doesn't fall for the traps of Twisted Metal. It also helps that the rest of the cast are, put very bluntly, annoying and cartoonish.

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** Quatro and Orbital are probably the only characters introduced in ''4'' that fans like, though this is attributed to either making a wish that was worth a damn, or being a {{Badass}} badass bounty hunter that doesn't fall for the traps of Twisted Metal. It also helps that the rest of the cast are, put very bluntly, annoying and cartoonish.
11th Nov '16 1:02:13 PM otaking3582
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** ''3'' and ''4'', which are considered the low-points in the series, both contain music from Music/RobZombie . Nearly a decade later, Mr. Zombie would direct both of the [[Film/Halloween2007 Halloween]] [[Film/HalloweenII2009 remakes]], which are considered the low-points of '''that''' [[Franchise/{{Halloween}} series]].


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** Thanks to [[WebVideo/RebelTaxi Pan Pizza]], we have ''Twisted Metal Advertising/HeadOn: [[NamesTheSame Apply Directly to the Forehead]]''
6th Oct '16 9:17:04 PM GarudaOne
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** Individual drivers throughout the series often tend to have questionable motivations for risking their lives. Angel, Thumper's new driver from ''Head-On'', is one such stand-out, risking life and limb and leaving a trail of destruction in her wake.... just so Calypso can pimp her ride. ''It has a freaking flame-thrower, lady, what more can you possibly want!?''

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** Individual Quite a few individual drivers throughout the series often tend to have had some fairly questionable motivations for risking their lives.participation. Angel, Thumper's new driver from ''Head-On'', is one such stand-out, risking life and limb and leaving a trail of destruction in her wake.... just so Calypso can pimp her ride. ''It has a freaking flame-thrower, lady, what more can you possibly want!?''
7th Aug '16 10:50:12 PM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker: The direction the [=PS3=] {{Revival}} took for the series; giving more engaging and complex storylines to four distinctive drivers, thus relagating the past drivers to oblivion and making their cars free for {{Mook}}s from the aforementioned quartet to drive; this rubs the wrong way for fans of the old installments where one could see each vehicle (and driver) getting a backstory, while others likes only 4 characters getting better developed stories, instead of many drivers getting {{Excuse Plot}}s to force their presence in the games. However, this does still feel off considering Twisted Metal Black managed to give the characters more developed stories as well as individual cars.
* BrokenBase: The people who like 3 and 4 against the people who like the rest of the series.

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* BaseBreaker: BrokenBase:
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The direction the [=PS3=] {{Revival}} took for the series; giving more engaging and complex storylines to four distinctive drivers, thus relagating the past drivers to oblivion and making their cars free for {{Mook}}s from the aforementioned quartet to drive; this rubs the wrong way for fans of the old installments where one could see each vehicle (and driver) getting a backstory, while others likes only 4 characters getting better developed stories, instead of many drivers getting {{Excuse Plot}}s to force their presence in the games. However, this does still feel off considering Twisted Metal Black managed to give the characters more developed stories as well as individual cars.
* BrokenBase: ** The people who like 3 and 4 against the people who like the rest of the series.
26th Jun '16 5:34:09 PM arrgh
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2KwvXB6R9k The first level bgm from Twisted Metal 2.]]
22nd Jun '16 5:24:02 AM gewunomox
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* AwesomeMusic: The series' use of licensed music is pretty well respected, using TheRollingStones' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4irXQhgMqg Paint It Black]] in Twisted Metal Black, and a selection of Rob Zombie songs in 3 and 4 - those songs being arguably the most fondly remembered parts of [[DorkAge that era in the franchise]].

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* AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The series' use of licensed music is pretty well respected, using TheRollingStones' Music/TheRollingStones' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4irXQhgMqg Paint It Black]] in Twisted Metal Black, and a selection of Rob Zombie songs in 3 and 4 - those songs being arguably the most fondly remembered parts of [[DorkAge that era in the franchise]].
13th Jun '16 3:53:19 PM arrgh
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* AwesomeMusic: The series' use of licensed music is pretty well respected, using TheRollingStones' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4irXQhgMqg Paint It Black]] in Twisted Metal Black, and a selection of Rob Zombie songs in 3 and 4 - those songs being arguably the most fondly remembered parts of [[DorkAge that era in the franchise]].
3rd Jun '16 2:19:36 PM KamenRiderKrypton
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** Calypso both in and out of universe. His portrayals vary as does where his powers come from and one's interpretation can come from whether or not one considers the games to be in canon with one another. He's pretty stoic in Black but very hammy in the first game. In Twisted metal 1, his powers came from a demon named Black, in 2 he stole them from the demon Minion, in the reboot, the preacher implies that he is the devil himself. His interactions with his daughter seem to cast him as a more WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds, and the control he has over his power of wishes is put into question.

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** Calypso both in and out of universe. His portrayals vary as does where his powers come from and one's interpretation can come from whether or not one considers the games to be in canon with one another. He's pretty stoic in Black but very hammy in the first game. In Twisted metal Metal 1, his powers came from a demon named Black, in 2 he stole them from the demon Minion, in the reboot, the preacher implies that he is the devil himself. His interactions with his daughter seem to cast him as a more WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds, and the control he has over his power of wishes is put into question.
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