Fridge: Warframe

Fridge Brilliance
  • Unmodded Tenno/Orokin weapons provides balanced stats against everything, which destroy Grineer and Infested alike. The Corpus know this from studying Orokin technology, and so they came up with their counter : lots and lots of energy shields. No wonder Ospreys are so annoying.
  • Early-tier Grineer weapons tend to be effective against Corpus: they were fighting them for years before you showed up.
  • High-tier or clan tech Tenno weapons usually focus on slash damage which strong against Infested, just like how the Orokin intended them to be used.
  • On the whole, the ugly Grineer weapons compare very favorably to the sleek Corpus weapons. Why? Because Corpus are a megacorp and so their weapons are designed by marketing execs for sale. The Grineer are soldiers, and so their weapons are designed by soldiers for combat.
  • Excalibur's Radial Blind. In Arthurian Legend, the first time Arthur's reign is challenged, he drew Excalibur and it blinded his enemies, sound familiar?
  • Magnetic damage is amazingly effective against Corpus. But then, the Corpus are a faction that consists heavily of robotic and mechanized forces. And we all know what magnets do to computers.
  • Valkyr (The Berserker warframe) has a skill called "Hysteria" that darkens your vision, forces you into melee-only combat and grants Nigh-Invulnerability for it's duration. Actual Norse berserkers fought in a nearly uncontrollable, trance-like fury, and some theories suggest they did so by eating drugged food before battle (which also resulted in altered sensorial perception). the Valkyr warframe isn't just emulating how a real berserker would fight, it's also using Interface Screw to (partially) give the player a sense of how a real berserker would perceive things.
  • All of Stalker's weapon are designed specially to kill warframes. His bow Dread and his scythe Hate, the two weapons you're likely to face in combat against him, focus on slash damage whose status effect is Bleeding. His Despair are advertised as Sharpened to a Single Atom, which is in turn advertised as an anti-Warframe weapon. A Nikana stance mod Stalker can drop upon his defeat is called Blind Justice. The name probably refers to what Tenno think of the Stalker.
  • Hek's namesake shotgun deals primarily Puncture damage, making it good against... other Grineer. Not unreasonable to suspect he uses it primarily to dispose of any other Grineer who might try to get in the way of his plans.
  • Ordis is a Cephalon in charge of operating your Liset. In biology, cephalon refers to the head section of arthropods. Now look at your Liset again.
  • About Ordis... Digital Extreme is a Canadian studio. And in French, computer is said "Ordinateur", and often abbreviated "Ordi". In plural, it's "Ordinateurs", abbreviated "Ordis" (though the s is silent). Ordis is an AI. I believe we have a pun here.
  • Why was Alad V, a massive racist against the Grineer who openly insults them to their face, ever appointed Head of Grineer Relations? That was the Corpus telling the Grineer exactly what the Board thinks of them.
  • The placement of the different syndicates' rooms in the Relay seems arbitrary at first, but they're actually divided up to show which syndicates best synergize with each other. The East Wing contains Cephalon Suda, Steel Meridian, and the Arbiters of Hexis, all of which a player can progress in at the same time without having to worry about losing standing with one of them while building up another. Likewise, the same can be done with the Perrin Sequence, Red Veil, and New Loka, which are all in the West Wing. The Conclave and Cephalon Simaris are both neutral and have no impact on standing with other syndicates, and as such, can be found to the north.
  • It might not be too far of a stretch to think that every time you joined a Defense mission to protect Warframe Cyropod, you are protecting other 'sleeping' Tenno, just like you in the very beginning.

Fridge Horror

  • Survival missions are full of this:
    • During the event that first introduced Survival missions, there was no extraction. You fought until you died. How many brave Tenno did the Lotus abandon to their doom?
    • The Corpus can somehow turn off the oxygen generation for their frozen planetside outposts. Excavation has started replacing planetside Survival missions in recent months however.
  • The Valkyr is a Warframe that was a survivor of the Gradivus Dilemma, an event where Corpus exec Alad V disassembled several frozen Tenno to create his own special proxy, Zanuka, and the design of her Warframe reflects that. What appears to be some sort of mask is clearly the true form of her helmet, the inside plating quite visible in contrast to the flowing exterior, and a similar section along her spine shows the fine armor beneath the suit. In other places, what used to be the aforementioned organic exterior of the suit has been put back together with makeshift repairs, giving Valkyr's armor a very flayed and raw appearance. Furthermore, the rest of her suit is studded with pins, some of which seem to go through her arm, which could potentially be holding what's left of her exterior together. Combined with the obvious restraints that she now uses as weapons, and the constant anger and rage she barely keeps control of, and one can only imagine what horrors the Corpus did to her...
  • Rescue 2.0 (introduced in Update 13.2.0) has Infested in prison cells. It's possible that the technocyte virus works so quickly that some random civilian, insubordinate Grineer, Corpus POW, Red Veil member, etc. was thrown in just 1 minute ago, and transformed into an Infested in as much time. It's equally possible (and potentially proven, by a recent Infested-themed questline) that the Infested are in the cells as captives for research purposes. The lengths they must have had to go through to take one of things alive...
  • The only indication that "synthesis scanners" you get from Cephalon Simaris are lethal is when he randomly starts talking about the ethics of murder and Unwilling Roboticisation out of nowhere, without anyone prompting him to. Considering nonlethal scanning/teleportation devices already exist, for Capture missions, that's a pretty big thing to leave out of the briefing document.
  • Ancient Healer synthesis codex describe the Orokin Lorists during Infested attack. Ancient Healer who can restore health and boost armor for its allies. Does that sound like any Warframe you have?

Fridge Logic

On the headscratchers page.