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The Cop/ The Commander
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep"
- Heroic Mime: He doesn't speak at all in the original and only rarely in the second.
- Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Even after getting thrown all over his limo after you defeat him, the Don still comes out uninjured and his white suit is still clean.
- Cool Car: Their fleet of cars consist entirely of Rolls Royce and Ferrari expies painted in black and gold liveries.
- The Don's 6-wheeled stretch limo. It's even got a minigun in the boot!
- Difficult, but Awesome: The Revolver may have very limited ammo and fires slowly, but it does pack a punch. Perfect for boss fights.
- The Don: Don Capelli.
- The Dragon: Deadeye.
- Eye Scream: It is revealed in the Character files of the PDA on the Pursuit Force website that Stefano "Deadeye" De Tomaso lost his eye by having it ripped out during an interrogation by a rival Mafia organisation.
- Heel–Face Turn: Johnny Leone, a former Capelli made-man who sides with the cops in exchange for protection from his former gang. You have to escort him to safety in the very first mission of the game.
- The Mafia: They're portrayed more like 1930s gangsters.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: It ain't Deadeye if he doesn't get spot-on headshots with that sniper rifle.
- Professional Killer: Stefano "Deadeye" De Tomaso, the Don's right-hand man, is a professional hitman. You encounter him when you foil his assassination attempt on the governor.
- Cool Ship: His gunboat. It was armed with fuel barrels turned into mines, two rapid-firing tri-barreled mortars, and a Hellfire missle turret.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep"
- Eye Patch Of Power
- Killed Off for Real: After you defeat him, The General gets sniped by the Viper Squad lieutenant (who is actually Ashley) after he attempted to drop the nuke over the city.
Gang members and hardware
- The Dragon: Lieutenant Davis in the first game, Yuri "The Fury" Andreov in the second game.
- Homage: The fifth mission in Pursuit Force is a big homage to the movie Speed. The Warlords have rigged a bus with a bomb. Should the bus's speed decrease below 100mph, the bomb starts ticking and will eventually blow up. The difference between this and the movie is that the bad guy lets you try to save the commuters. But with traffic getting in your way while you try to line up the bus with the ranger's jeep without slowing down and only having little distance to spare, it's not that easy, especially if you're trying for an A grade.
- Reds with Rockets: The bulk of the Warlords in Extreme Justice is made up of Russian mercenaries who were in the Spetsnaz. They have an arsenal of Cold War era weapons. Ironically, they're blue most of the time.
- Semper Fi: In Pursuit Force, the Warlords are made up of renegade US Marines.
- Western Terrorists: Ironically and disturbingly made up of rogue US Marines in the first game. Ironic, considering what's going on in real life. Disturbing, considering the fact that they are highly trained marines and are very well-equipped.
- The second game had The General resort to using Russian mercenaries.
- Killed Off for Real: His reign of terror finally ends in Extreme Justice after you defeat him.
- Scary Black Man
- I'm Okay!: The Chief orders the player to execute him every time, but he stays alive.
- Psychopathic Manchild
Gang members and hardware
- Always Chaotic Evil
- Axe-Crazy: A good majority of them. Also more specifically, Billy Wilde.
- Continuity Nod: In Extreme Justice, one of their Mooks is a former Killer 66 member (the guy with the spiky red hair and always wearing a ninja mask). He also does say something about avenging Monster Toshima.
- Expy: Of da Orkz, most noticeable with their Mad Max-styled vehicles and their Always Chaotic Evil personality.
- Molotov Cocktail: They make heavy use of these. Throwing these is also Billy Wilde's only form of attack in Pursuit Force.
- Nail 'Em: The Nailgun, which is a very weak weapon. It does not do much damage and fires slowly. Its only advantage is its rather large clip size. However, a car filled with Nailgun-armed Mooks can be very dangerous. In Extreme Justice, it Took a Level in Badass and became something akin to a sub-machinegun.
- Oh, Crap!: "It's a modified earthmover. The Convicts must've bought it from The Syndicate. Is that Hard Balls driving it? GET OUT OF THERE NOW!!"
- Revenge: The reason they're working with the Villain Team-Up in Extreme Justice is to just get back at Pursuit Force for throwing them back in jail.
- Sawn-Off Shotgun: One of two of their weapons used in Pursuit Force.
- Stealth Pun: In Extreme Justice, Billy Wilde used two vehicles in his rampages. They're both firetrucks which were armed with flamethrowers.
- Amazon Brigade: They absolutely hate men.Vixen mook: "You men are only good for one thing: target practice!"
- Animal Motifs: A vixen is a female fox. Foxes are known to be sly and cunning, just like this gang. Also, since the gang is made entirely of girls...
- Batman Gambit: The third mission (mid-boss level) has you driving a truck said to carry valuable items that has caught the interest of The Fox. The truck is empty, it's just a dud. After holding off the Vixen hijackers long enough, The Fox appears and tries to steal it. You then promptly jump out of the truck, jack the nearest Vixen car, and proceed to chase her down and shoot her off her chopper.
- Death from Above: Both The Fox and Whiplash use helicopters in their respective boss fights; Fox's is a Little Bird armed with a minigun and Whiplash's is a Pavelow that fires rockets from its fuel tanks.
- The Dragon: The Fox.
- Gatling Good: One of their guns is the Chainpistol, a chaingun reduced to the size of a pistol. It's still pretty large, though, and functions like a sub-machinegun.
- Killed Off for Real: No survivors of this gang exists in the newscast after the player finish the missions against them. Whiplash mentions Fox as dead after her battle.
- Kill It with Fire: The only way to inflict damage on Whiplash for the first part of her boss fight is to damage the car she's on until its hood starts to catch fire, burning her.
- Ms. Fanservice: They're obviously a Ms. Fanservice gang.
- Whip It Good: Whiplash's Weapon of Choice is an electrified whip that disables your car for a short time if it hits. Doubles as Meaningful Name.
- A.K.A.-47: The Punisher is a Desert Eagle and the SMG is an Uzi.
- And This Is for...: Toshima yells one during his boss battle.Monster Toshima: "This is for Sudeko!"
- The Dragon: Sudeko.
- Fat Bastard: Monster Toshima. He has been repeatedly referred to as "the head sumo" by the Chief.
- Gratuitous Japanese: The Mooks are quite fond of bidding you sayonara (goodbye).
- Kill It with Fire: Toshima's Weapon of Choice is a flamethrower.
- Mook Maker: In his boss fight, after hurting Toshima enough, a shield closes up on him and cars start to roll off from his car transporter.Chief (pointing out at the cars in the car transporter): "Beware of other Killer 66 cars."
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: The "Monster" in Monster Toshima's name is pretty self-explanatory.
- Papa Wolf: Killing Sudeko might just have been your biggest mistake...
- Rice Burner: Their entire fleet of cars plus their superbikes.
- And This Is for...: In his boss fight,Travis Striker: "This is for my sister, pig!"
- Big "NO!": Lockjaw as he was getting sucked into his hovercraft's main propulsion blade.
- Brother–Sister Team: The Striker Twins, Lockjaw's dragons.
- Cool Ship: Lockjaw's pirate ship, the Swamp King, which is even equipped with boosters.
- Technically, however, it's not a ship but a hovercraft.
- Deep South
- Early-Bird Cameo: The Swamp King briefly appears twice in the second mission as a Mook Maker releasing squads of jetskis. You later encounter it later on as a boss fight against Lockjaw. Also in the same mission, the Striker Twins will be taunting you. You face off against them in the last mission of Act I.
- Gory Discretion Shot: Upon defeating him, Lockjaw is thrown off his harpoon gun and hangs on for dear life as he was being sucked by his hovercraft's main propulsion blade. He eventually loses his grip, gets sucked into the propellor, and the next scene shows the main propulsion blade blowing up.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Subverted. During his boss battle, Lockjaw attacks you by shooting a harpoon at you. However, it only knocks you off your feet. You do end up trying to pull yourself up from falling into one of his hovercraft's propulsion blades.
- No Name Given: We will never know Travis Striker's twin sister's name, since you killed her (technically, she got herself ran over by that DUKW). Nice knowin' ya, sis.
- Originally, two battle scenarios were designed, but only one is used for the game.
- Pirate: Complete with an insignia that resembles the standard skull and swords symbol of pirates of old.
- Press X to Not Die: Other than taking cover completely from his attacks, whenever Lockjaw is about to fire his harpoon gun, you will be prompted to press the button that flashes onscreen. If successful, you catch the harpoon and throw it back at him. You need to do this in order to break open his shield and be able to shoot at him.
- Evil Brit
- Heel–Face Mole: Somewhat subverted a bit. Lucy was never on their side; She was spying on them for the MI 5. She does stick with Pursuit Force throughout the game after the commander blew her cover.
- Reverse Mole: The Syndicate lieutenant is actually a MI 5 agent tasked with spying on the gang
- The Syndicate: This is the gang's name. They're in the bank robbing business.
- Bigger Bad: Turns out that they've been working with (or using) The Warlords to stage a terrorist threat in which, with the (intended) disposal of Pursuit Force, they will come to save the day and win the hearts of many, making it easier to control the population of Capital State and turn it into a Police State. Seeing how they calmly disposed of Big Bad The General when he went rogue certainly qualifies them as this.
- Jerk Ass: Decker is pretty much this, constantly taunting at Pursuit Force that Viper Squad is better.