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Yasir Al-Fulani

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President Al-Fulani as he appears in the DS version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

President of the unnamed Middle Eastern country in the first Modern Warfare.
  • Boom, Headshot!: How he dies, from a Desert Eagle headshot.
  • Controllable Helplessness: The player controls him (or at least looks through his eyes) in "The Coup". He got captured, shoved into a car, driven around his capital city that is now in chaos and watching Al-Asad's men murdering his people, tied to a cross and executed by Al-Asad, during which the player is completely helpless and unable to do anything other than look around.
  • The Faceless: The majority of the time, the player sits inside his perspective, without any reflective surface to see his face. When the GPS locks on to him, the third-person view of him only shows his silhouette. Even after his execution, the video recording just barely misses his face, only showing Al-Asad. It is however, averted in the DS version, where we get a portrait of him.
  • Meaningful Name: Al-Fulani is basically Arabic for "John Doe" (see the Spanish word "fulano", that derivates from the same Arabic root and means something like "dude").
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He dies in the same chapter he is introduced in, and is the first player-perspective character to die.

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An astronaut briefly controlled in Modern Warfare 2.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: He was first thrown through space before getting smacked by a solar panel from the International Space Station.
  • Controllable Helplessness: Like Modern Warfare's Al-Fulani, you get to control his view a bit, but he dies quickly.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He appears and dies in the same scene without getting any plot significance afterwards or even a personality.

The Davis family

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Mrs. Davis: "You got it? Are you recording? Okay. So, this is day 3, London, and we're off to... Sarah, tell daddy where we're going."
Sarah Davis: "We're going to Big Ben!"

Voiced by: Julia Arem (Sarah)

A family seen vacationing in London during MW3.
  • Cheerful Child: Sarah, the daughter in the family.
  • Death of a Child: None of them survive the gas attack, not even the daughter.
  • Genki Girl: Sarah, again.
  • Heroic Mime: You briefly play as the father recording his family. As required by CoD law, he is completely silent.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Like other first-person perspective NPCs used to illustrate the victims of conflicts, they are introduced and killed in the same scene.
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