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->''"Aaah! Little green spacemen!"\\
"I am '''not''' green!"''

''[[ExcitedShowTitle Destroy All Humans!]]'' is a WideOpenSandbox action game released in 2005 by Pandemic Games.

Taking place in a satirical version of [[EagleLand America]] in TheFifties, it follows a sarcastic, trigger-happy "grey" alien named Cryptosporidium-137 ([[SomeCallMeTim or just "Crypto" for short]]). Crypto's species, the Furons, have been rendered sterile through centuries of nuclear warfare, and are dependent on cloning to reproduce. To keep their genetic code from becoming too corrupted, the Furons must steal DNA from human brainstems. Apparently, Furon sailors on furlough [[BoldlyComing left some untainted genes in the human pool]] back when the species still had genitals. Unfortunately, it seems Crypto's predecessor, Cryptosporidium-136, has been captured by TheGovernment. Crypto's mission is to harvest human brains, find out what happened to the last Crypto, and generally cause mayhem. Along the way, Crypto confronts paranoia, mad science, the military, a government conspiracy, and exploding cows.

It was followed up by a sequel taking place in an exaggerated version of TheSixties, and a pair of sequels set in TheSeventies: ''Big Willy Unleashed'' on the {{Wii}} in 2008, and ''Path of the Furon'' on the {{Xbox 360}} in 2009. Was pitched to FOX for a potential television show, but it was not to be.

Also notable for being pitched by Matt Harding. Yes, as in "WebVideo/WhereTheHellIsMatt" Harding.

[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused]] with KillAllHumans.
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!!''Destroy All Humans!'' provides examples of:

* AbusiveAlienParents: According to Crypto, his ''cloning tube'' is more lovable than his own mother.
* AccidentalMisnaming: Emperor Meningitis addresses Crypto as "Klepto."
--> '''Meningitis:''' Pox? Is that you? What have you done with your body? And what's that with you? Oh, it's your little house boy, ''Klepto!''\\
'''Crypto:''' CRYP-TO.
--> '''Meningitis:''' Whatever!
* AIIsACrapshoot: Pox qualifies as this after he [[BrainUploading uploads his consciousness]] into a [=HoloPox=] Unit.
* AliensAreBastards: Although ironically, the humans in the game tend not to be better.
* AlienAbduction: The Abducto-Beam
* AlienAmongUs: Holobob and [=BodySnatch=]
* AlienAnimals: Burrow Beast
* AlienInvasion
* AliensMadeThemDoIt: Hypno
* AliensSpeakingEnglish
* AliensStealCable: One of the missions in the first game.
* AliensStealCattle: Well, interrogate, then mutilate cattle...
* AlternateContinuity: The non-{{canon}} ''Big Willy Unleashed'', in which Crypto 137 is still alive, conceived a [[InterspeciesRomance Human-Furon hybrid child with Natalya]], and is promoting a lucrative dead-body-disposing restaurant operation.
* AnalProbing: In the first game the anal probe is a ChargedAttack that can make the victim's head explode. It returns in the second game without the need for charging, though it now requires ammo.
* AndIMustScream: If you can actually read the thoughts of a Blisk Mutant, you learn there's still a bit of human left in them. They [[ICannotSelfTerminate just want to die]].
* AndThisIsFor: Crypto to Saxon.
--> '''Crypto''': This is for [[spoiler:The Master]], and because I don't like you, and for your [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Bogus. Satin. JAMMIES!]]
* {{Animeland}} / ThirtySecondsOverTokyo: Takoshima (from the second game) is inhabited by {{s|ailorFuku}}choolgirls, {{salarym|an}}en, {{ninja}}s and a [[{{Kaiju}} giant monster]].
* AntiFrustrationFeature: Whenever Crypto gets hit by enemy attacks, [[CaptainObvious his life bar will be reduced]], but if he can avoid getting hit for a short period of time, his health will eventually refill fully.
* AnyoneCanDie: Humans are definitely subject to this a lot more then Furons, but three lead protagonists and one supporting protagonist die. Subverted with the furons, because they can clone themselves.
* ArbitrarySkepticism: Crypto believes Bigfoot to be a crock.
* AstralFinale: The last area of the second game is a Russian Moon base.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: In the first game, the final mission is a two-tiered boss fight named Attack of the 50 Foot President, in which the first boss is a 50 foot tall robot with the President's brain inside. In ''DAH!2'', Takoshima, [[{{Animeland}} a thinly-veiled parody of Japan]], gets attacked by a Franchise/{{Godzilla}}esque Blisk [[{{Homage}} monster called Kojira]].
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Pox finally gets a reward after being dead for 10 years.
* {{Backtracking}}
* {{Badass}}: Crypto. Also Pox, to some extent.
* BagOfSpilling: In the second game, thanks to the destruction of the mothership.
* BattleThemeMusic
* BeehiveBarrier: Most Furon shields have this pattern.
* BerserkButton: Don't call Crypto green.
* {{BFG}}
* BigNo: In the third game, [[spoiler:Crypto yells out a big one after the Master dies. This one is so big in fact, Crypto needs to take a breath before finishing it.]]
* BizarreAlienBiology: From Crypto's point of view, cows are disgusting. They're covered in ''nipples''.
* BlandNameProduct: The titular restaurant mascot / HumongousMecha from ''Big Willy Unleashed'' is suspiciously similar to the mascot of the Big Boy restaurant chain.
* [[BodyArmorAsHitPoints Shields As Hit Points]]
* BodySnatcher: In the second game.
* BoldlyComing: The reason why every human being has some Furon DNA.
* BossInMookClothing: The Yeti.
* BrainsAndBrawn: Pox and Crypto. "Don't look at me, Pox handles all the technical stuff, I just... Blow stuff up."
* BrainInAJar
* BrainUploading: In ''Destroy All Humans! 2'', [[spoiler:Orthopox uploads his consciousness into a [=HoloPox=] Unit just before the mothership is destroyed by a Soviet missile.]]
* BreakingTheFourthWall
* CallBack: There are several to the first game in the second game.
* CatchPhrase: "Pathetic Humans!" "Monkey!" and even the game title, "Destroy All Humans!"
* ChargedAttack: Anal probe in the first game. Also the Ion Detonator.
* {{Chickification}}: Natalya. How many times do we have to escort her to her car?!
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The Town Crazy in the first game, and The Freak in the 2nd game.
* CloneDegeneration: The reason the Furons are screwed without pure Furon DNA.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: All the weapons, handheld and vehicle alike, are associated with a color and a symbol. Zap-O-Matic is blue, Anal Probe is green, Death Ray is red, etc.
** In the second game, you have to shoot glowing orbs with the right weapon to proceed, with the orbs being color-coded for the right weapon.
** In the third game, your primary enemies, the Nexos, serve as the police for for the Fourth Ring. Their weakest level is blue, their medium level is the regular green, and the toughest level is red.
* ColorCodedMultiplayer
* ConspiracyTheorist
* ContinuityDrift: The third game's plot seems just a tad bit off in some places.
* ContinuityNod
* ConvenientlyCoherentThoughts: When you read people's minds, they give you a succinct sentence. Maybe not a relevant one, but what did you expect?
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: "Oh, God! Not [[Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven]]! ''ANYTHING'' [[Film/AClockworkOrange BUT BEETHOVEN]]!"
* CoolCar: Crypto's Flying Saucer, and the Big Willy Mech in the Wii [[GaidenGame Spin Off]].
* CoolOldGuy: The Master
* CoolShip: The saucer, especially in the third game.
* CrapsackWorld
* CrateExpectations: Largely played straight, and then the second game hangs a very heavy {{lampshade|Hanging}} on it.
** "Hey, Pox, 'dja ever notice there seem to be a lot o' crates lyin' around? Just random crates. I mean, what could they all be for?" This continues for a while, until Pox finally says, [[BreakingTheFourthWall "I think they got the hint, Crypto."]]
** The first game did too; if you read the mind of a dockworker, he mentions that he hates his job. "Push crate, climb crate, jump on crate, destroy crate...that's not fun!"
* CropCircles: Of course.
* {{Cutscene}}
* CutsceneIncompetence: And how. If you kill a Nexo with PK, it's smoking and Crypto is holding his Disintegrator ray in the cutscene.
* DeadlyGas: Radiation in the second game. Big Willy's Windbreaker is a literal example in ''Big Willy Unleashed''.
* DeadpanSnarker: Crypto
** Orthopox also makes frequent quips at the human race's expense (and sometimes Crypto's).
* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: In the second game, whenever Crypto dies, his clone is placed in the exact spot where he died, and he continues his duties.
** The second game plays around with this in a very interesting optional boss fight. [[spoiler:The final mission in the Arkvoodle cult tree has the figurehead leader of the cult deciding he doesn't want to listen to you anymore and attacking you. Arkvoodle grants him a number of "extra lives" equal to the number of times you've had to respawn so far. Even worse, if you die fighting him, you have to start the fight over AND he gets another life. Ouch.]]
* DeathRay: Part of Crypto's arsenal.
* DeathTrap: The [[GasChamber toxic alien gas bubble]] Natalya is trapped in, in the second game.
* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Take all the problems America of the Nineteen-Fities had, turn UpToEleven and enjoy.
* DestroyableItems
* DirtyCommunists: The KGB
* DoubleEntendre: ''Big Willy Unleashed'' is VERY bad about this. Even the TITLE is one.
* DoubleJump: Thanks to the Jetpack.
* TheDragon: [[VillainProtagonist Crypto]] plays this three times. Mostly to Pox, but also to [[spoiler: The Master]], and ultimately he and Pox are this to Emperor Meningitis. At least until [[spoiler: Emperor Meningitis dies and Pox becomes Emperor]].
* {{Eagleland}}: Type 2. Americans are stupid, paranoid, shotgun-toting dickheads. TheGovernment drugs the food supplies, the scientists all have German accents, and they think they're better than everyone else.
* EasterEgg
* EliteMooks
* TheEmpire: The Furon Empire
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: Duh.
* TheEndOrIsIt: How the first game ends, after the credits are shown.
* EnemyChatter: As well as the conventional kind, the game allows and in fact requires the player to access the hidden ''thoughts'' of non-player characters as well.
* EnemyCivilWar: Crypto provokes a war between the Cosmonauts and the Blisk on Solaris.
* EnemyMine: Several humans team up with Crypto during the series.
* EquippableAlly: Gastro, the ship's janitor, can be found and used as a weapon in [=DAH!2=].
* EscortMission: A FREAKING NUCLEAR BOMB in the first game. One in the second game even involves escorting a girl spy to her hot pink car.
* ExcitedShowTitle
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Crypto, AKA Crypto 137/8/9, AKA Cryptosporidium, AKA Cryptosporidium 137/8/9.
* EverythingFades
* EverythingsBetterWithCows: Radioactive exploding zombie cows.
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: The Zombie Gun in BWU.
* EvilBrit: [[spoiler: Ponsonby]]
* EvilDuo: Pox and Crypto. Well, more like AntiHero Duo.
* EvilIsHammy: Most of the villains, and Furons.
* EvilOverlooker: Subverted/inverted. [[spoiler:The Master on the third game's box art would qualify.]]
* EvilPaysBetter: In the second game, Crypto hears one Japanese man thinking, "Should I join White Ninja or Black Ninja? On one hand, White Ninja are in glorious harmony with universe. On other hand, Black Ninja get to live on island north of Takoshima City. White Ninja get spiritual fulfillment. Black Ninja get paid. Black Ninja."
* EvilPlan: [[spoiler:Everything was planned by the Master in the third game as a part of his plan to usurp the Furon throne and get Crypto to kill Emperor Meningitis.]]
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* {{Expy}}: Orthopox is voiced by InvaderZim's voice actor, Creator/RichardStevenHorvitz, and shares many of his personality traits. If one were to make him the main character, you'd essentially have ''Zim: The Game''...
** Except for the important detail that unlike Zim, Pox is a competent invader. Still everything else seems to match between the two.
*** Pox is also far more nerdy and speaks more properly and with more big words. He still loves destroying stuff though.
** ... ''[[NicktoonsUnite Nicktoons: Globs of Doom]]'' (which stars Zim among others) notwithstanding.
* ExcitedShowTitle
* {{Fanservice}}: Silhouette, Natalya, and Veronica Stone.
* FantasticRacism: The Furon race views the human race as "inferior, filthy, pathetic, stupid monkeys" that are only useful for the strand of Furon DNA in their heads. Once the humans lose their usefulness via various means, they're just things to shoot/zoo animals/game pieces/something to try out their new sex organs on, and then throw away.
** Subverted eventually, Crypto and Pox, rulers of the planet, eventually grow to enjoy human customs, though they'll never admit it if you asked them.
* {{Fartillery}}: Big Willy's [[PunnyName Windbreaker]].
* FetchQuest: {{Lampshaded}} in ..Big Willy Unleashed''.
* TheFifties: In the first game.
* FingerPokeOfDoom
* FriendlyEnemy
* FunWithAcronyms: Played with. It's actually an initialism instead of an acronym. Pox creates an anti-Blisk weapon in the second game codenamed "'''O.M.G.W.T.F.'''"
* GaidenGame: ''Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed''
* {{Gangsterland}}
* GameplayAllyImmortality: Averted
* GasMaskMooks: Some of the Soviet soldiers in Tunguska.
* GayParee: Belleville in ''Path of the Furon''.
* GenreSavvy: Crypto to a certain extent.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar
* GiantEnemyCrab: The Blisk
* GiantFootOfStomping
* GirlOfTheWeek / TemporaryLoveInterest: Natalya; Veronica Stone
* GovernmentAgencyOfFiction: Majestic
* GovernmentConspiracy
* GratuitousDiscoSequence: In the third game, set in TheSeventies, Pox plans to use Disco to brainwash the world's population.
* TheGreys: Crypto and Pox are Grays in the "evil conqueror" mode, although Crypto is often mistaken for a [[LittleGreenMen Little Green Man.]]
* GroinAttack: The Nexo Walker's weakness in the third game, although they technically aren't testes...
* GuiltBasedGaming
* HalfHumanHybrid: Blasto in [[SpinOff Big Willy Unleashed]]. Invoked and/or implied after [[MarsNeedsWomen Furon Needs Women]] kicks in.
* HandicappedBadass: Pox, the genius fleet commander in the [[RuleOfCool extremely frikkin cool]] Cerebro Chair.
* HerrDoktor: The scientists in the first game mostly had German accents.
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: Up until the third game, the Furon Emperor is only mentioned twice, once in the first game, once in the second game. However, he does make an appearance at the end of the third game, just before [[spoiler:being killed by Crypto]].
* HideYourChildren
* HighlyVisibleNinja / TechnicolorNinja: There's a reason why the White clan and Black clan of ninjas exist and hate each other. Originally, they were united under one clan of Gray ninjas, but the clans started to split over personal preference between black and white uniforms when they ran out of gray fabric.
-->'''White Ninja Leader''': Wrong! Supplier stop selling gray fabric. We wanted to be black ninja, but bastards put their order in first!
* {{Hivemind}}: The Blisk
* HollywoodCalifornia
* {{Hologram}}: Orthopox's [=HoloPox=] holographic projector unit.
* HumanoidAliens
* HumansAreMorons: The source of much of the series' humor.
* HumansAreSpecial: At least until their brain is removed.
* HumanResources: ''Big Willie Unleashed'' features a fast food shop which makes burgers out of the humans that have had their brain stems removed.
* HumongousMecha: Roboprez and Big Willy.
* HundredPercentCompletion
* HyperspaceArsenal: Crypto carries up to 8 weapons on him at a time, and it ''DAH!3'', all the saucer's giant weapons pop out of the hull.
* HypocriticalHumor: [[spoiler: Silhouette disguises herself as a man simply so that they would take her seriously... yet ironically she is quite sexist.]]
* IconicLogo: "DAH!"
* ILoveNuclearPower: The Blisk feed on radiation, mainly because it was the only way to survive after the Furons turned their home planet into a radioactive crater.
* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: Quantum Deconstructor, Dislocator, Tornadotron, Black Hole Gun, Superballer...
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Pox. Boy, he loves those nukes.
* IncomingHam: Whenever Crypto smarts off, Pox retaliates with Ham.
* InGameTV
* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: Ninjas appear prominently as recurring {{Mooks}} in the second game. And all {{lampshade|Hanging}}d, too.
-->'''Crypto''': What are ninjas doing in 1969?!?!\\
'''Pox''': Just go with it. Who doesn't love ninjas?
* InterfaceScrew
* InterspeciesRomance: In the second game, Crypto invokes this when he gets new genitalia. The only thing he can experiment on is human women. Taken UpToEleven in ''Path of the Furon'', where the entire Furon race has been gradually recloned with genitalia. The Furon men find human women more attractive.
* InvisibleWall
* IsThatWhatHeToldYou
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: Crypto is only offended by the ''green'' part of being called a Little Green [Space]Man. Then again, that may be because it's the only inaccurate part.
* ItWillNeverCatchOn: {{Inverted|Trope}} in the first game, where you may read the mind of someone who thinks the Edsel is going to be the next big thing. Played straight in DAH 2, where another thought is making fun of [[Film/ANewHope "Georgie's" film idea, The Adventures Of Luke Starkiller]].
** Crypto mocks a Russian scientist who's got an idea for games for the computer.
* {{Jerkass}}: Crypto. Pox has his moments too.
* JerkassGods: Arkvoodle has his moments, like asking Crypto to smite some humans for travelling to the moon.
* JustifiedExtraLives: Cloning
* {{Kaiju}}
* KickTheDog
* KillAllHumans: Well... what do you expect?
* KillItWithFire: You can light some humans on fire in the first game, given the right circumstances.
* LampshadeHanging: Done several times and mostly in the second game, such as:
-->'''Milenkov''': Maybe you wouldn't be so arrogant if you knew of my [[EvilPlan FIENDISH MASTER PLAN!]]
-->'''Crypto''': Alright already! Let's hear your damn plan. Geez, you guys just gotta have your [[EvilGloating monologues]].
* LargeHam:
** Pox loves to [[ChewingTheScenery chew the scenery]].
** Premier Milenkov in the second game, such as when he boasts to Crypto about his "FIENDISH MASTER PLAN!" (see LampshadeHanging above).
* LeyLine: According to the "Lunarian Church of Alientology", they are "invisible rivers of mystical energy", and they want to build where the ley lines cross in order to use them to communicate interstellar distances with their minds.
* MacGuffin: Human Brainstems. Crypto treats his groin as this.
* MadScientist: Pox, who develops all your [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon diabolical weapons]], and their upgrades.
* {{Malaproper}}: In the first game, a cop will randomly say, in thought, "To serve and protect, to serve and protect, to serve and protect, to swerve and defect, to curve and perfect -- dammit, I lost it!"
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:The Master. Crypto believes his enemy is Curt Calvin, supposedly another Furon DNA gatherer. Then, after meeting the Master, Crypto believes his enemy is really Saxon, who supposedly used Calvin to try and destroy Crypto. It then turns out that Saxon was under the employ of Francodyne CEO Henri Crousteau. It is then revealed that Saxon and Crousteau were both part of Emperor Meningitis's operation to manufacture Synthetic DNA. Then after killing Meningitis, the Master appears and reveals that he was the actual conspirator all along, using all of them, including Crypto, in order to usurp the Furon throne.]] Talk about complex and confusing!
* MarsNeedsWomen: Invoked when the majority of the Furons' male population gets genitalia for the first time.
* MeaningfulName: Both "Cryptosporidium" and "Orthopox" are virus types that cause bad diseases. Emperor Meningitis follows suit.
* MechanicalLifeforms: Nexos, to a certain extent.
* MeaningfulName: Furons are all named after parasitic, infectious, or viral diseases.
* MentorOccupationalHazard
* TheMenInBlack: The Majestic agents.
* MindRape: Hypno
* MissionControl: Crypto's commander, Orthopox.
* MoonLandingHoax: When you read the thoughts of a male Russian DAH 2, they may comment on how they think the moon landing was filmed in [[PlaceWorseThanDeath Newark, New Jersey]]. Later in the game, when you really do go to the moon, one of the sidequests involves receiving a delivery from a courier.
-->'''Pox:''' It's being delivered by a courier company called... the '''N'''orth '''A'''merican '''S'''hipping '''A'''ssociation.
* MonsterProgenitor: Crypto is the first Furon in millenia to have working sex organs.
* MonumentalDamage
* TheMothership: Blown up at the beginning of the second game.
* MoveAlongNothingToSeeHere: Crypto tries this on the crowd in "Citizen Crypto". It obviously doesn't work, leading to a brief Q&A session.
* MsFanservice: Natalya
* MyBrainIsBig
* MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning: In the third game, [[spoiler:The Master stages his death in order to win Crypto's trust and set his plan in full motion.]]
* MundaneUtility
* NamedAfterTheirPlanet: Furons from the Planet Furon.
* {{Nerf}}: The disintegrator ray in DAH!3
* NeverBringAKnifeToAGunfight: Subverted and {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in the first game, in which a cop will randomly say, in thought, "What would [[Film/TheUntouchables Eliot Ness]] do? Never carry a knife to a gunfight? No, that's not it..."
* {{Ninja}}: Show up in the Japanese city in the second game. Much {{lampshad|eHanging}}ing is made as the protagonist wonders why ninjas are still around in the modern day.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Crypto's voice is a not-so-subtle Creator/JackNicholson impression. Parodied in the third game, where Crypto body-snatches a Jack Nicholson expy and has a habit of zapping him while [[HypocriticalHumor complaining about how his voice is grating.]]
* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: Numerous. We've got Area 42 ({{Area 51}}), Union Town (Norfolk, Virginia), Capitol City (Washington D.C.), Bay City (San Francisco), Albion (London), Takoshima (Tokyo), Vietnmahl (Vietnam), Las Paradiso (Las Vegas), Sunnywood (Hollywood), Shen Long (Hong Kong) and last but not least, Belleville (Paris).
** Strangely averted with Russia, perhaps because the U.S.S.R. isn't around anymore.
* NoFairCheating
* NoFourthWall: By the third game, the fourth wall never even existed.
* NoGearLevel: The mission "Furon Down".
* NonActionGuy: Pox, up until the third installment.
* NonIndicativeName: Despite what the title suggests, Crypto spends the series ''avoiding'' the total destruction of humans, since he needs their DNA, and even has to protect them on numerous occasions.
** The Disintegrator Ray isn't actually a ray.
* NotSoDifferent: Most of the antagonists in the series.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: The Humans can be quite a challenge when they bring out their soldiers and war machines.
* {{Notzilla}}: ''Videogame/DestroyAllHumans 2'' features a monster named "Kojira".
* ObviousBeta: Several aspects ''Big Willy Unleashed'' and ''Path of the Furon'' seem unfinished. Notably, in ''Big Willy Unleashed'', whenever characters speak they're almost always shown from the back, so as to cover up the fact that their lips aren't actually moving.
* OddballInTheSeries: ''Big Willy Unleashed''
* OfficerOHara: The cops in the first game mostly have Irish accents.
* OldMaster
* OneHitKill: The Burrow Beast can eat anything that's not a boss in one gulp. It can even chow down the enormous Blisk.
* OneManArmy: Crypto
* OneWingedAngel: Milenkov & Oranchov
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Crypto pleads the Master to allow him to face Saxon in the third game.
* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: Crypto, who combines this with AuthorityEqualsAsskicking and PresidentEvil.
* PaperThinDisguise: Apparently, in France, all Crypto really needs to disguise himself among the locals is a beret.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Crypto. Well, Pox too. He was upset after his body was destroyed because there weren't any explosions.
* PigeonholedVoiceActor: Creator/RichardStevenHorvitz. The guy seems to love titular aliens.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: The Master; Crypto
* PlanetLooters
* PlayingWithSyringes
* PretendPrejudice: In the first game, Crypto genuinely dispises Humans. But, by the second game, he's really just pretending.
-->'''Crypto:''' Hey, you know, that big blue mudball starts to grow on ya. I mean at first you think it's a boil but-\\
'''Natalya:''' It's alright Crypto. You don't have to pretend. I know how you feel about humans.
-->'''Crypto:''' Weeellll... not ''all'' humans.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner
--> '''Crypto:''' Attention Blisk! I am Cryptosporidium of the planet Furon. This planet is a territory of the Furon Empire! And your asses belong to me!
* PreMortemOneLiner
--> '''Silhouette:''' We will continue to resist you!\\
'''Crypto:''' Resist ''this''. *squish*
* PresidentEvil: Crypto, after the first game.
* ProjectedMan: Orthopox again.
* PsychicPowers: [[MindOverMatter Psychokinesis]]; mind reading.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: The RunningGag / CatchPhrase / TitleDrop "DESTROY! ALL! HUMANS!"
** Also, in the first game: "I. Am not. GREEN!"
* PunyEarthlings: The promotions and box art invoke this.
* PuppeteerParasite: Body-snatching becomes one of Crypto's main powers by the second game.
* PutOnABus: Gastro in the third game. He's introduced in ''DAH!2'' as a major supporting character, with a background story. In the third game, he is never seen, heard from, or spoken of again. Mostly due to everyone treating him as simply a weapon, and not a character. Natalya also got this in the third game.
* RaisingTheSteaks: Radioactive exploding zombie cows.
* RagdollPhysics
* RapidFireNo: In the first game, whenever Crypto would fail a mission:
-->Pox: No, no, no, no, no, no, no, ''no, no,'' '''NO.''' Crypto, you incompetent buffoon.
* RedOniBlueOni: Pox is the Blue, Crypto is the Red.
* RedScare
* RedshirtArmy: The Humans
* TheReveal: In ''DAH!2'': [[spoiler:The Blisk being behind the Russian Revolution; Majestic 16.]]
** TheUnreveal: Silhouette, the BigBad of the first game, [[SamusIsAGirl being a woman]]. There were a lot of hints, and if you read the thoughts of the Majestic agents, they blatantly state it and then try to cover it up:
-->'''Majestic Agent:''' Why does Silhouette give me these jobs? Was it because I hit on her at the Christmas party...? Oh, wait, no one's supposed to know Silhouette's a chick. Scratch that thought.
* [[RoswellThatEndsWell Rockwell That Ends Well]]
* {{Roofhopping}}
* SamusIsAGirl
-->'''Crypto:''' You're a chick?!\\
'''Silhouette:''' I'm a patriot! If you had to put up with politicians playing grab-ass all day, you'd wear a mask too!
* SandWorm: The Burrow Beast.
* SatireParodyPastiche: All the games are generally a satirical parody of the date the setting takes place in. For example, the first game spoofs and parodies hundreds of events from TheFifties, including the first big Sci-Fi craze and America's fear of communism.
* SatelliteCharacter: Crypto and Pox would be pretty bland alone.
* SayMyName: "CRYPTO!" Pox does this often in the second game.
* ScaryDogmaticAliens
* SequelHook
* SeriesContinuityError: ''BWU'' is supposed to be a prequel to ''DAH!3'', but it barely has anything to do with the game, except that Crypto used the profits to create the space dust casino, which is completely false as Crypto crashed into it while drunk, and after Pox recloned him, they made it home sweet home.)
* SetAMookToKillAMook
* TheSeventies: In both "Big Willy Unleashed" and "Path of the Furon".
* ShockAndAwe: Your initial weapon, the ''Zap-O-Matic'', a LightningGun with bite.
* ShoutOut: The entire series is an {{homage}} to ''Film/MarsAttacks'', ''Film/MenInBlack'', ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', and other alien related movies and shows.
** Crypto and Pox both discuss possible future VideoGames in the third game, giving shout outs to ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', and games based on movies, all in the same conversation.
** ''DAH!3'' has the mission [[Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind Close Encounters of the Furon Kind]] where you have to reply to cultists beeping tones at your ship.
-->'''Pox''':Great Arkvoodle! The fools think we have a musical language!
-->'''Crypto''':Nobody ''talks'' music, that's stupid!
** ''DAH!2'' also features both a ShoutOut to ''Franchise/StarWars'' and to ''Film/TheMatrix''.
-->'''Crypto:''' (To Dr. Go!) My name is Luk-I mean, Cryptosporidium. I'm here to rescue you.
-->'''Pox:''' (In reference to Crypto being Son of Arkvoodle) Crypto! What if it's true?! What if you're ''THE ONE''?!\\
'''Crypto:''' Well, I ''did'' take a red pill this morning, heheh.
** Seen when reading the thoughts of a female resident of San Francisco:
--> '' "The Adventures of Luke Starkiller? Ha! Dream on, Georgie boy!
** Panicking citizens of Albion may spout references to ''Franchise/{{Quatermass}}'' and ''Series/DoctorWho''. Throw one with your saucer's tractor beam and he may just scream, [[Film/NineteenEightyFour "Double-plus ungood!"]]
** ''Film/{{Alien}}'' The Russian soldiers on The Moon Base in ''DAH!2''; In Space, no one can be hearing you screaming!
** And, [[MightyMorphinPowerRangers Mighty Morphing Power Alien!!]]
** The Fantasy Atoll level in ''Big Willy Unleashed'' is a giant shout-out to ''Series/FantasyIsland'', right down to expies of Mr. Roarke and Tattoo (only with the bodies flipped).
* TheSixties: In the second game.
* TheSeventies: In ''Path of the Furon'' and ''Big Willy Unleashed''.
* SlapSlapKiss: Crypto and Natalya start out this way.
* SoundtrackDissonance:
** ''(So Nice) Summer Sammba'' by Walter Wanderly playing as Crypto vaporizes a pool party.
** In the third game, "Y.M.C.A." by the Village People will sometimes play in the background during scenes where Crypto is causing massive destruction.
* SphereOfDestruction - The Ion Detonator's ammunition, as well as the quantum deconstructor.
* SpinningPaper: Every mission completed has a humorous headline pop up after.
* SpyCatsuit: Silhouette and Crypto's Russian LoveInterest, Natalya, in the sequel.
* SpyDrama: The first two games, but especially the second one.
* StepfordSmiler: Most of the humans in the first game. It is set in the 1950s, after all.
* StepfordSuburbia: Santa Modesta in the first game.
* StormingTheCastle: The attack on the Blisk base in the second game, and the attack on the Furon palace in the third game.
* StuffBlowingUp
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler:Pox dies at the very beginning of the second game. Not that it stops him from harassing Crypto. Or vice versa.]]
* SufficientlyAdvancedAliens
* SuicidalOverconfidence: Crypto
* SuperDrowningSkills: Crypto in every game, except the third, in which he still can't swim, however he just gets warped to the shore.
* SurprisinglyEasyMiniQuest
* SupernaturalMartialArts: Pretty much the point of the third game. "Temporal Fist!"
* TakeOverTheWorld: Not what Crypto set out to do, but it does make it much easier to get human DNA.
* TakeThat: "Alientology" is a thinly veiled parody of Scientology.
* TalkingToHimself: Creator/RichardStevenHorvitz voices Pox, The Town Crazy and The Freak, and J. Grant Albrecht voiced Crypto, the Majestic Agents, and Jack Nicholson parody Jack Trippleson.
* TelepathicSpacemen
* TellMeAgain: In ''Destroy All Humans! 2'', all conversations end with the option of Crypto asking for a condensed version of the conversation.
* ThatRussianSquatDance: In ''Destroy All Humans! 2'', while in Tunguska, Russians tend to do this dance when Crypto uses Free Love on them.
* ThemeNaming: Furon names are all names of viruses.
* {{Theremin}}
* TimedMission
* TractorBeam: The Abducto Beam
* {{Twinmaker}}: The plot is driven by the Furon's need to harvest human brains to retain their immortality through cloning.
* TwoWordsObviousTrope: "Three words. And one of them's a disease. Blind Willie Syphilis."
* UnfortunateNames: The [[DoubleEntendre Big Willy Hotdog Franchise]].
* VerbThis: Crypto does this after defeating Silhouette in the first game.
-->'''Silhouette:''' (dying) Majestic... will... never... give up... the struggle... to... resist you alien FREAKS!\\
'''Crypto:''' (stepping on her head) Resist THIS!
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Telekinesis and Mind Control are such nicely sadistic weapons.
** And the anal probes, don't forget the anal probes.
** A big part of the appeal of the game is also the ability to get into a space-ship and use the various weapons it possesses to fly around [[NoCommunitiesWereHarmed thinly-veiled versions of various cities]] and ''destroy the everlasting fuck out of them''.
** Then there are the Ruin Lives side-missions, in which you [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ruin random people's lives]] [[ForTheEvulz for absolutely no reason]].
** You can use the Anal Probe to free the Blisk Mutants and turn them back into humans, or you can just kill them.
* VillainProtagonist: [[BlackAndGrayMorality Though your opponents aren't any better.]]
* VirtualGhost: Pox, quite literally.
* VivaLasVegas
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: Pox
* WantedMeter
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Veronica Stone in ''DAH!3''. After getting her the story of sending the Neo Walker into the corrupt police station, she is neither seen or heard from again.
* WhosOnFirst: The second game sees Crypto run into this kind of confusion, before adding [[LampshadeHanging Also, Who's on first, what's on second and I dont know's on third.]]
* {{Wormsign}}: The Burrow Beast weapon is preceded by an ominous rumbling noise.
* WreakingHavok
* YouAreNumberSix: Each clone is designated by the number of times the Furon has been cloned. If you've been cloned 13 times, you clone number is 13.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Admiral Cyclosporiasis is not very pleased when he learns Pox and Crypto lost the pure Furon DNA.
* YouKillItYouBoughtIt: Double example -- [[spoiler:The Master's plan is essentially regicide. After Crypto kills Meningitis, he gets Orthopox to kill the Master, who then decides to stick around as Furon Emperor.]]
* ZillionDollarBill: Furon DNA acts as this.
* ZombieApocalypse: The blisk mutants in DAH!2. Played Straight with the Zombie Gun in BWU.
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''Crypto has just conquered a single TV Tropes page. After the credits roll, the rest of the website comes into view, with '''''The End?''''' appearing as ominous, eerie theremin-laced music plays.''