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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 UsefulNotes/{{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 weapon, though ironically not in the first game. It the first game you could only use it to pick things up, but in later installments you could actually abduct people into the saucer with it.
* AlienAmongUs: Invoked(obviously), with the Holobob and [=BodySnatch=] abilities.
* AlienAnimals: The Burrow Beast weapon, which summons what is effectively a graboid.
* AlienInvasion: Subverted. Here you ''are'' the alien invader.
* AliensMadeThemDoIt: The Hypno ability in the first game invokes this trope.
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Furons speak fluent English, though they do apparently have their own language given the various symbols aboard the mothership.
* 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}}: Sometimes you might have to run back to an area in a mission if you miss a plot item or fail to kill everything somehow.
* {{Badass}}: Crypto is pretty much the evil alien version of [[VideoGame/JustCause2 Rico Rodriguez]]. Also Pox, to some extent, regarding his military career.
* BagOfSpilling: In the second game, thanks to the destruction of the mothership.
* BattleThemeMusic: Each game has specific music tracks, different for each sandbox, that plays when in combat.
* BeehiveBarrier: Most Furon shields have this pattern.
* BerserkButton: Don't call Crypto green.
* {{BFG}}: Crypto hefts around some pretty big guns, especially considering his short stature.
* 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.
* BlownAcrossTheRoom: The Sonic Boom does this to anything it doesn't outright vaporize. Of course, being a saucer-mounted weapon, it's more like "Blown Halfway Across The City."
* BodyArmorAsHitPoints: Played-straight since Crypto's health bar actually represents his energy shields, which recharge if he stays out of combat long enough.
* BodySnatcher: Invoked as an ability in the second game.
* BoldlyComing: The reason why every human being has some Furon DNA.
* BossInMookClothing: The Yeti in DAH!2. At first they just look like normal Blisk warriors with a white paintjob, but they're actually considerably tougher and hit like a truck.
* BrainsAndBrawn: Pox and Crypto. "Don't look at me, Pox handles all the technical stuff, I just... Blow stuff up."
* BrainInAJar: Pox experiments with one in the intro to the second game.
* 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: Done rather often in the second, third and Big Willy Unleashed titles, mostly through self-aware humor from the main characters giving gameplay hints to the player.
* 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: In the second and third games, a second player could co-op split-screen or copete in minigames respectively. Players were differentiated by different color suits.
* ConspiracyTheorist: Show up as [=NPCs=] or even enemies in most of the games. Some missions even involve invoking this trope to manipulate the human populace.
* ContinuityDrift: The third game's plot seems just a tad bit off in some places.
* ContinuityNod: There are several nods to past games in each of the new installments.
* 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: Furon anti-gravity cars are a prominent feature on the Fourth Ring of Furon level in 'Path of the Furon'.
* CoolOldGuy: The Master, who happens to be an ancient Furon politician who fled the Furon homeworld to escape political injustice. He landed on Earth and took up practicing martial arts, ultimately developing a time-control Psychokinetic ability.
* CoolShip: The mothership, even though you don't get to fly it. Also Crypto's saucer, especially in the third game where it has the weapons popping out of the hull.
* CrapsackWorld: 50s era America where people are stupid and paranoid about the Russians? Check. And then the Furons decide to invade.
* 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: Show up a few times in the first game, and in Big Willy. At times they even served as landing zones!
* CutsceneIncompetence: [[spoiler: So the Master is a martial arts expert and invented a psychic power to control time. He dies twice, one on purpose to his ex-appentice Saxon. The second? Pox smacks him into a wall and turns him into paste.]]
* DancingMookCredits: In ''2'', while browsing through the soundtrack, the background is taken up by a {{mook}} or InnocentBystander doing an appropriate dance for the region you're in.
* DeadlyGas: Radiation in the second game. Big Willy's Windbreaker is a literal example in ''Big Willy Unleashed''.
* DeadpanSnarker: Both Crypto and Pox engage in the snark frequently throughout the series, though other characters join in rather often as well.
** 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 as if nothing happened.
** 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: The standard-equipped default weapon for Crypto's flying saucer. Could set buildings on fire in the first game and noticable burn marks in structures in Path of the Furon.
* 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: Everything from cars to crates, and if destroyed with certan abilities in later games yielded ammo and health.
* DirtyCommunists: Played a large role in the satirical 50s America setting of the first game, invoked with the KGB enemies in DAH!2.
* 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 A few examples, notibly the Psi-agents for the majestic, as well as the red Nexo warriors in Path of the Furon.
* TheEmpire: The Furon Empire, to hear Pox tell it, though it's only ever really represented in-game by him and Crypto.
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: If the game title wasn't a dead giveaway, this is pretty much the Furons' endgame for Earth.
* 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.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Crypto, AKA Crypto 137/8/9, AKA Cryptosporidium, AKA Cryptosporidium 137/8/9.
* EverythingFades: True for everything that is destroyed, from dead bodies to destroyed vehicles.
* EverythingsBetterWithCows: Radioactive exploding zombie cows.
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: The Zombie Gun in BWU.
* EvilBrit: [[spoiler: Ponsonby]], leader of Majestic Command 16th Sector, who serves as a secondary antagonist for a part of DAH!2.
* EvilDuo: Pox and Crypto. Well, more like AntiHero Duo.
* EvilIsHammy: Technically Pox is this in spades since he is a VillainProtagonist and voiced by InvaderZim.
* 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: Pretty self explainatory really. It's a game about destroying humans.
* ExcitedShowTitle
* {{Expy}}: Orthopox is voiced by WesternAnimation/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.
* {{Fanservice}}: Silhouette and Natalya, two attractive badass spygirls in tight catsuits. As a bonus Natalya is Russian and has an acent.
* 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.
** [[spoiler: After Ponsinby knocks out Crypto, he refers to him as a lower life form.]]
* {{Fartillery}}: Big Willy's [[PunnyName Windbreaker]].
* FetchQuest: {{Lampshaded}} in ..Big Willy Unleashed''.
* TheFifties: A satirical version acts as the setting 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,'' a spin off for the Nintendo Wii which pretty much stood on its own with no regard for canon or continuity.
* {{Gangsterland}}: Invoked in Las Paradiso with the Italian mob enemies.
%%* GameplayAllyImmortality: Averted
* GasMaskMooks: Some of the Soviet soldiers in Tunguska.
* GayParee: Belleville in ''Path of the Furon,'' which is effectively a satirized version of Paris.
* GenreSavvy: Pox to a certain extent, usually when LeaningOnTheFourthWall and invoking tropes learned about by studying human culture..
%%* GettingCrapPastTheRadar
* GiantEnemyCrab: The Blisk warriors, technically, even though Pox describes the species as "a cockroach having mated with a lobster!"
* GiantFootOfStomping: An attack used by most of the large robot enemies, including RoboPrez.
* GirlOfTheWeek: Once Crypto gets his package, he heavily invokes this trope, mostly with Natalya in DAH!2 and Veronica Stone in Path of the Furon.
* GovernmentAgencyOfFiction: Though named after a real top secret agency that became defunct back in the 60s, Majestic is essentially an affectionate parody of MenInBlack.
* GovernmentConspiracy: Played rather straight in the first game when the government tries to cover up the Furon invasion.
* GratuitousDiscoSequence: In Big Willy Unleashed, set in TheSeventies, Pox plans to use Disco to brainwash the world's population. Disco Fever replaces the Free Love ability from DAH!2 in Path of the Furon.
* 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...
* 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: Understandably, no children appear in any of the games at any time.
* 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 from DAH!2 are described as creatures with this trait, and it plays a major role in defeating them.
* HollywoodCalifornia: The Sunnywood level from Path of The Furon is definitely this.
* {{Hologram}}: Orthopox's [=HoloPox=] holographic projector unit.
* HumanoidAliens: Having been based off TheGreys the Furons are thi, though much less so than the former.
* 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, both being large towering mechs.
* HundredPercentCompletion: Mostly obtained through the acruing of collectibles.
* 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: The large ExcitedTitle on the games' box art can definitely be considered to be this.
* 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: On the Mothership in the first game, used to watch unlocked behind the scenes featurettes.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha: Pretty much the point of the Big Willy Mascot in Big Willy Unleashed.
* 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: Invoked in the second game upon being hit with drugged energy drink when fighting some of the hippy enemies.
* 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: Subverted in the first game where leaving the mission area returned you to the game's hub, played straight in the later games though.
%%* 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.
** In ''Path of the Furon'' Crypto pitches a series of video games to Pox, such as a game about [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros a plumber who defeats his enemies by jumping on them]], [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog a hedgehog that runs really fast]] and [[Franchise/{{Halo}} a space marine on a ring shaped planet]]. Pox considers them all to be stupid ideas.
%%* {{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: Respawning in the games is justified as Crypto being cloned.
* {{Kaiju}}: The final mission of Takoshima in DAH!2 is fighting a giant Blisk mutant.
%%* 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. They're identified as a machine race, like the Franchise/Transformers or [[VideoGame/MassEffect Geth]].
* MeaningfulName: Furons are all named after parasitic, infectious, or viral diseases.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: Played straight with [[Spoiler: Pox]] in DAH!2, subverted with [[spoiler: The Master]] in Path of the Furon.
* TheMenInBlack: The Majestic agents are a thinly-vieled parody.
* MindRape: The Hypno and Mind Control psychokinesis abilities invoke this.
* MissionControl: Crypto's commander, Orthopox plays this role for the majority of the series.
* 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: Invoked when destroying famous monuments like the Washington Memorial or Eiffel Tower.
* 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 and Silhouette, both being badass babes wearing tight leather/[[SensualSpandex spandex]] suits.
* MyBrainIsBig: Pox is literally confined to a floating alien wheelchair for this reason.
* 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.
** However, in ''Destroy All Humans!'', their home planet is known as, 'Gourta'. Trope averted in this case.
* {{Nerf}}: The disintegrator ray in DAH!3 gets a major damage downgrade.
** Throwing people around with telekinesis does much less damage in the second game than it does in the first.
* 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.
-->'''Several Characters''': Besides, who doesn't love ninjas?
* 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: The continuity-skewing ''Big Willy Unleashed'' SpinOff for the Wii.
* OfficerOHara: The cops in the first game mostly have Irish accents.
%%* OldMaster: The Master from Path of the Furon.
* 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 being the only soldier under Pox's command, single-handedly wipes out the U.S. military and overthrows the government.
* OneWingedAngel: Milenkov & Oranchov when they transform into Blisk creatures for their boss fights.
* 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 and Crypto, given their devestating psychokinetic abilities.
* PlanetLooters: Pretty much invoked as the reason the Furons invade.
* PlayingWithSyringes: Invoked by Pox, who is an evil alien scientist after all.
* 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: Cryptobecomes this at the end of the first game when he takes over the U.S. government.
* ProjectedMan: Orthopox when using his holographic projector.
* 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: Used heavily with Crypto's PK powers in the first game.
* 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 Oni being more thoughtful and intelligent, Crypto the Red Oni being more violent and destructive.
* RedScare: Heavily invoked in the satirical 50s U.S.A. setting of the first game.
* RedshirtArmy: The Humans, considering they're going up against an advanced alien race that specializes in warfare.
* 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
* {{Roofhopping}}: Invoked with how buildings are designed for Crypto's jetpack in mind.
* 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 weapon summons one to eat people.
* 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: Most notibly with the first game's "THE END?" Though each game has had one.
* 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: Invoked with Crypto's mind control abilities.
* TheSeventies: The setting n both "Big Willy Unleashed" and "Path of the Furon," heavily satirized of course.
* 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).
** In the first game, Crypto is a [[MarilynManson red-eyed, genitalia-lacking space alien.]]
** Silhouette, female badass extraordinaire, known only by her code name, is [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater a patriot]].
* TheSixties: A satirized version makes up the setting in the second game.
* 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 have varying shades of, but especially the second one as it directly parodys James Bond.
* StepfordSmiler: Most of the humans in the first game. It is set in the 1950s, after all.
* StepfordSuburbia: Santa Modesta, a 50s California suburb where everyone is creepily pleasant, 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: ''"Brains man, when do I get to blow stuff up?!"'' Said by Crypto in the intro to the first game.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler:Pox dies at the very beginning of the second game. Not that it stops him from harassing Crypto. Or vice versa.]]
* SufficientlyAdvancedAliens: The Furons and Blisk definitely invoke this.
* SuicidalOverconfidence: Crypto, who isn't scared of anything and is eager to run right into a good fight.
** Not to mention all those humans who think it's a good idea to attack him.
* SuperDrowningSkills: Crypto in every game, except the third, in which he still can't swim, however he just gets warped back to the shore.
* SurprisinglyEasyMiniQuest: There are a few that don't require much, if any real effort.
* 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:
** A very subtle one but the Cult of Arkvoodle is a jab towards Christianity. This is only obvious if you scan Shama Llama's mind.
** "Alientology" is a thinly veiled parody of Scientology.
%%* 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}}: Creator/GarrySchyman went all out with this in the first game's soundtrack, especially the opening theme. The later games still had traces of it too.
* TimedMission: Show up many times, both as main missions and side quests.
* TractorBeam: The Abducto Beam weapon for the saucer effectively functions as this.
* {{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. Or you can [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs Anal Probe the mutants and then kill them anyway.]]
* VillainProtagonist: [[BlackAndGrayMorality Though your opponents aren't any better.]]
* VirtualGhost: Pox, quite literally.
* VivaLasVegas: Las Paradiso in Path of the Furon.
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: Pox acts as this for Crypto, in addition to being Mission Control.
* WantedMeter: Appears as a military response alert meter in each game.
* 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 when he delivers the access code to Natalya ("Eye Love You"), 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: A fairly obvious gameplay selling point for the games.
* 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. It's quite telling that, at the beginning of the series, Crypto is already at ''137.''
* 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.''