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* DummiedOut: Despite is already staggering array of nuclear weapons, cut content indicates that he was intended to have ''even more'', including nuclear Tank Hunters, nuclear Red Guards (with some manner of "radiation rocket"), nuclear Hackers that can set up briefcase nukes, an ability to call in a plane-dropped tactical nuclear strike, and further tech upgrades for the Uranium Shells and Nuclear Tanks upgrades he starts with.

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* DummiedOut: Despite is his already staggering array of nuclear weapons, remnants of cut content indicates that he was intended to have ''even more'', including nuclear Tank Hunters, nuclear Red Guards (with some manner of "radiation rocket"), nuclear Hackers that can set up briefcase nukes, an ability to call in a plane-dropped tactical nuclear strike, and further tech upgrades for the Uranium Shells and Nuclear Tanks upgrades he starts with.



* WeHaveReserves: A few of his experiments were rather costly in lives. Neither he nor his superiors seemed to mind that much.
** He willingly sends Red Guards through the radioactive mess that is the city between his base and yours, even if most of them end up dead before they can even reach you.

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* WeHaveReserves: A few of his experiments were rather costly in lives. Neither he nor his superiors seemed to mind that much.
** He
much. On his generals challenge map, he willingly sends Red Guards through the radioactive mess that is the city between his base and yours, even if most of them end up dead before they can even reach you.



* PowerUpLetDown: Despite the Emperor Overlord combining the propaganda tower and gatling gun upgrades, shooting faster, and actually being cheaper than a regular Overlord, it has two very distinct drawbacks that can make it actually less useful in some cases. First, unlike the baseline Overlord (and other vehicles with a speaker tower), its speaker tower never benefits from the Subliminal Messaging upgrade, even though Kwai does get it and it affects his other speaker towers. Second, the Emperor Overlord cannot have a battle bunker like a regular Overlord, which denies it the versatility of a bunker full of 5 infantry



* TankGoodness: Specializes in tanks.

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* TankGoodness: Specializes in tanks.tanks and can produce an enhanced version of the Overlord tank called the Emperor Overlord, which can have both the speaker tower and gatling gun upgrades at the same time.



* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: She can hack buildings and put them under your control.

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* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: EnemyExchangeProgram: She can hack buildings and put them under your control.control, and she can do so much faster and from further away than basic infantry can.



* FrickinLaserBeams: He has replaced his Crusader Tanks and Patriot Missile Turrets with Laser Tanks and Laser Turrets and gets a discount on the Avenger

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* FrickinLaserBeams: He has replaced his Crusader Tanks and Patriot Missile Turrets with Laser Tanks and Laser Turrets and gets a discount on the AvengerAvenger.



* GatlingGood: His cameo.

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* GatlingGood: His cameo.icon features him shooting a gatling gun. Curiously, his model indicates that he actually uses a more mundane firearm.



%%* DeadlyGas

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%%* DeadlyGas* DeadlyGas: Dr Thrax specializes in weapons that produce toxic clouds of anthrax.



%%* KnownOnlyByTheirNickname

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%%* KnownOnlyByTheirNicknameKnownOnlyByTheirNickname: No first or last name is ever given for Dr Thrax, only his ''nom de guerre''.



%%* InvisibilityCloak

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%%* InvisibilityCloak* InvisibilityCloak: Kassad specializes in hiding his units and buildings both from radar and plain sight.



* DummiedOut: His level is not in the final challenge campaign, but still exists. Additionally, there is an icon that indicates that he was, at some point, intended to have a unique smaller and triangular Scud Storm without the toxin tank in the center, as well as audio files that indicate that he may have been intended to have a true war factory instead of the normal arms dealer.

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* DummiedOut: His level is not in the final challenge campaign, but still exists. Additionally, there is an icon that indicates that he was, at some point, intended to have a unique smaller and triangular Scud Storm without the toxin tank in the center, as well as audio files that indicate that he may have been intended to have a true war factory instead of the normal arms dealer. He was also planned to have a variant of the Battle Bus called the Demo Battle Bus, which would have been able to drop off Demo Traps.



* CarFu: Like other tanks, the Overlord can crush infantry. ''Unlike'' other tanks, [[ExaggeratedTrope it can also crush other tanks]] and {{hero unit}}s.



* MoreDakka: Quad cannons can upgrade themselves by salvaging parts from destroyed enemy vehicles, each upgrade decreases its damage but doubles the firing rate. Due to a bug, Quad cannons upgraded with parts actually become less effective than unupgrade quads once they gain veterancy. The reason for this is that the weapon maxes out its firing rate but continues to reduce the damage per bullet per level of veterancy.

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* MoreDakka: Quad cannons can upgrade themselves by salvaging parts from destroyed enemy vehicles, each vehicles. The first upgrade decreases its damage but doubles the firing rate. Due to a bug, Quad cannons upgraded with parts actually become less effective than unupgrade quads once they gain veterancy. The reason for rate and the second doubles it again, this is that the weapon maxes out its firing rate but continues time at no cost to reduce the damage per bullet per level of veterancy.shot.




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* PowerUpLetDown: Due to a bug, Quad cannons upgraded with parts actually become less effective than unupgraded quads once they gain veterancy. The reason for this is that the weapon maxes out its firing rate at full veterancy even without scrap upgrades, but still loses damage with the first scrap upgrade.


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* DummiedOut: The Marauder was at one point planned to have a third salvage upgrade that would have given it a ''third'' gun, and models for this upgrade still exist.


* DummiedOut: Despite is already staggering array of nuclear weapons, cut content indicates that he was intended to have ''even more'', including nuclear Tank Hunters, nuclear Red Guards (with some manner of "radiation rocket"), nuclear Hackers that can set up briefcase nukes, an ability to call in a plane-dropped tactical nuclear strike, and further tech upgrades for the Uranium Shells and Nuclear Tanks upgrades he starts with.



%%* ILoveNuclearPower: Does he ever!

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%%* * ILoveNuclearPower: Does General Tao's entire schtick is that he ever!loves nukes. Power, weapons, doesn't matter, he loves it. He gets cheaper Nuclear Missile Silos, more powerful nuclear reactors, doesn't need to spend a general point to get Nuke Cannons, his planes and helicopters can drop nukes, his tanks are nuclear powered and come with with uranium shells.



%%* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* MeaningfulName: "General Tao" is also the name of a really spicy chinese chicken dish.

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%%* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* MeaningfulName: "General Tao" is also the name of NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: "Nuclear General" is, by most metrics, a really spicy chinese chicken dish.prettty intimidating epithet.



* CripplingOverspecialization: His reliance on aircraft demands a lot of space for his airfields, not to mention his total lack of tanks. Additionally, his point defense system also sufferes a crippling overspecialization of only being effective against missiles. Against Chinese [[GattlingGood gattling guns]], GLA [[MoreDakka quad cannons]], American Avenger lasers, or General Townes's laser turrets, his point defenses are useless and his planes are as vulnerable as anyone else's.

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* CripplingOverspecialization: His reliance on aircraft demands a lot of space for his airfields, not to mention his total lack of tanks. Additionally, his point defense system also sufferes a crippling overspecialization of only being effective against missiles. Against Chinese [[GattlingGood gattling [[GatlingGood gatling guns]], GLA [[MoreDakka quad cannons]], American Avenger lasers, or General Townes's laser turrets, his point defenses are useless and his planes are as vulnerable as anyone else's.


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* DummiedOut: Nearly all of the game files for two additional superweapons for her exist, save for the .ini files that contain the actual parameters to make them functional structures. Those superweapons would be the Tomahawk Storm and the Cruise Missile Silo, which would act as American versions of the Scud Storm and Nuclear Missile, respectively, albeit without their rather nasty biological and radioactive side effects. The Tomahawk Storm even looks like a Scud Storm in American concrete, chain link fence, and steel, instead of GLA sandstone.


* DummiedOut: His level is not in the final challenge campaign, but still exists.

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* DummiedOut: His level is not in the final challenge campaign, but still exists. Additionally, there is an icon that indicates that he was, at some point, intended to have a unique smaller and triangular Scud Storm without the toxin tank in the center, as well as audio files that indicate that he may have been intended to have a true war factory instead of the normal arms dealer.



%%* MadBomber
%%* MadeOfExplodium
%%* StuffBlowingUp: His ''Modus Operandi''.

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%%* MadBomber
%%* MadeOfExplodium
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* MadBomber: Juhziz is a demolitions expert who is infamous for explosives-based terrorist attacks and designs his own explosives, incuding more powerful demo traps, and has a special fondness for suicide attacks, manning his combat cycles with suicide bombing Terrorists instead of gun-toting Rebels by default.
* MadeOfExplodium: Nearly everything in his army can be rigged to explode when it dies or an enemy attempts to capture it and his units can all be set off at will at any time.
*
StuffBlowingUp: He almost completely eschews the GLA's toxic weaponry, save for the basic building-clearing Toxin Tractor in favor of stuffing more explosives into his weapons. His ''Modus Operandi''.
Scud Storm does no toxin damage and spreads no anthrax, but does far more damage and his bomb trucks and mobile Scud Launchers cannot add toxic payloads, but can do even more explosive damage. Even his Jarmen Kell can rig things to explode.


* {{Expy}}: Of Nod's Chem Warriors. Both use a squirtgun full of chemical weapon to completely facerape enemy soldiers-provided they can close the distance...

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* {{Expy}}: Of Nod's Chem Warriors. Both use a squirtgun full of chemical weapon to completely facerape both literally and figuratively melt enemy soldiers-provided they can close the distance...distance.


* SuperSpeed: On its attack run, the Aurora's supersonic speeds prevents any enemy anti-aircraft weapons from successfully attacking it. However, on its return flight it can no longer sustain such a speed, and is very vulnerable.

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* SuperSpeed: On its attack run, the Aurora's supersonic speeds prevents any enemy anti-aircraft weapons from successfully attacking it. However, on its return flight it can no longer sustain such a speed, and is very vulnerable.
vulnerable. After about three seconds of flight in a straight line, the Aurora Alpha will resume supersonic flight unlike its normal counterpart.


* DummiedOut: His challenge is not in the final challenge campaign, but still exists.

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* DummiedOut: His challenge is not in the final challenge campaign, but still exists. Additionally, there are files for his troops to receive a similar chemical suits upgrade to American infantry, but it is not implemented in the game.



* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: His uniform is that of someone holding the rank of Marshall of The Peoples' Republic of China, which would suggest that he outranks the other two playable Chinese generals and holds the same rank as Leang, even though his stated rank is the same as Ta Hun Kwai and Shin Fai.



* CoolPlane: Is the only one to have the King Raptor.
* CripplingOverspecialization: His reliance on aircraft demands a lot of space for his airfields, not to mention his total lack of tanks.
* DeathFromAbove!: Specializes in this with his aircaft.

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* CoolPlane: Is the only one to have the King Raptor.
Raptor or laser point defenses for his planes.
* CripplingOverspecialization: His reliance on aircraft demands a lot of space for his airfields, not to mention his total lack of tanks.
tanks. Additionally, his point defense system also sufferes a crippling overspecialization of only being effective against missiles. Against Chinese [[GattlingGood gattling guns]], GLA [[MoreDakka quad cannons]], American Avenger lasers, or General Townes's laser turrets, his point defenses are useless and his planes are as vulnerable as anyone else's.
* DeathFromAbove!: Specializes in this with his aircaft.aircraft.
* DummiedOut: Most of the game files for a "Hypersonic Aurora" still exist, which would have been basically General Alexander's Aurora Alpha and used the same model and texture, except with laser point defense and an even more powerful fuel air bomb. It was likely scrapped to give such a plane to General Alexander and because an Aurora bomber with fuel air bombs, point defense lasers, and countermeasures would have been a balance nightmare.



* {{EMP}}: Her Patriot missiles have this installed.

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* {{EMP}}: Her Patriot missiles have this installed. Since it stops vehicles dead in their tracks, it makes them a OneHitKill on all airfield aircraft, since shutting down their avionics causes them to crash. Various general ability aircraft can take several missiles, though they still go down much faster to her EMP missiles than to normal Patriot missiles.



* FrickinLaserBeams: Take a drink every time he says the word "laser".

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* DummiedOut: Unused audio files suggest that at some point, he was going to have Laser Rangers, Laser Missile Defenders, a laser upgrade for the Humvee instead of the TOW missile, a laser-armed Colonel Burton, Laser Paladins, Laser Stealth Fighters, Laser Commanches, and a Laser Cannon instead of the Particle Uplink Cannon. The last of these, the Laser Cannon, would have been less powerful, but fired longer and unlocked after building an airfield instead of a strategy center.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Take He has replaced his Crusader Tanks and Patriot Missile Turrets with Laser Tanks and Laser Turrets and gets a drink every time he says discount on the word "laser".Avenger



* LaserGuidedKarma: No pun intended. Should your base run low on power, he taunts you about it. One of the fastest ways to pull the teeth on his defenses is to take out the enormous fields of power plants that are in his base.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: No pun intended. Should your base run low on power, he taunts you about it. One of the fastest ways to pull the teeth on his defenses is to take out the enormous fields of power plants that are in his base.base



%%* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname

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%%* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname* RequiredSecondaryPowers: To make up for the power draw of his Laser Tanks and his Laser Turrets' increased power draw compared to standard Patriot Turrets, he gets cheaper Cold Fusion plants that generate more power.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: His first name is never given, only his nickname "Pinpoint" and his last name, Townes.



* AKA47: It is very closely modeled on the [=MiG=]-1.44 "Flatpack" prototype.



* BadassBiker[=/=]CoolBike:: That can be loaded with any infantry to make them more mobile, and let them climb up and down cliffs with ease. Oddly, they self-destruct if the rider leaves the motorcycle without a replacement.

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* BadassBiker[=/=]CoolBike:: BadassBiker[=/=]CoolBike🆔 That can be loaded with any infantry to make them more mobile, and let them climb up and down cliffs with ease. Oddly, they self-destruct if the rider leaves the motorcycle without a replacement.


* TermConfusion: The Hacker infantry class is actually a [[TheCracker Cracker]] for all intents and purposes, but they work for the good guys.

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* TermConfusion: [[YouKeepUsingThatWord Term Confusion]]: The Hacker infantry class is actually a [[TheCracker Cracker]] for all intents and purposes, but they work for the good guys.


* WaveMotionGun: The ([[PillarOfLight Particle]]) Cannon. [[TermConfusion No, it doesn't use a laser]].

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* WaveMotionGun: The ([[PillarOfLight Particle]]) Cannon. [[TermConfusion [[YouKeepUsingThatWord No, it doesn't use a laser]].


* {{Ranger}}: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Well]], [[CaptainObvious duh]].

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* {{Ranger}}: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Well]], [[CaptainObvious duh]].Well]] duh.

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* ScissorsCutsRock: Burton technically isn't that good against vehicles. The operative word here, of course, is ''technically''. His damage output is simply obscene enough that he can melt tanks and structures, let alone lighter vehicles ''despite'' his damage type doing less to them.


* LargeHam:
-->'''The glow! The wondaful glow! [[YouNoTakeCandle Can you no see it, general?!]]'''



* LargeHam:
-->'''Aaaah... can you feel the thunderous song of approaching armor, general?'''



* LargeHam:
-->Two warriors meet on the battlefield. Who is to say who will win? ''I'' do, that's who! ''Me!'' You will fall, general!



* LargeHam:
-->'''Be advised, this area is under the control of airforce general Malcolm Granger. Withdraw now! Or prepare to be bombed back to the Stone Age!'''



* LargeHam:
-->'''Oh? What's that sound? And look, [[KillSat there's a light in the sky]]!'''



* LargeHam:
-->'''I've drawn the line in the sand, General (''With his Particle Cannon, no less'')! I ''dare'' you to cross it!'''



* LargeHam:
-->'''See, you can tell when it's *mwah* just right, when the flesh falls off the bone!'''



* LargeHam:
-->Now you see me... now you're ''dead''!

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* ThrowTheDogABone: Workers will sometimes ask for a pair of shoes. Their wish can be granted in ''Zero Hour'' by purchasing Worker Shoes at the Black Market which will increase their overall speed.

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* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous and NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Is possibly named and styled after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_H._Townes Charles H Townes]], who invented the maser.


* BreakOutTheMuseumPiece: The GLA uses old Soviet weapons and vehicles and have no air power, yet are somehow able to compete with modern Chinese and American forces ([[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty in the right conditions]]).

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* BreakOutTheMuseumPiece: The GLA uses old Soviet weapons and vehicles and have no air power, yet are somehow able to compete with modern Chinese and American forces ([[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty ([[CombatPragmatist in the right conditions]]).

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