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* OneHundredPercentAdorationRating: Widely recognized as the greatest hero of the Locust Horde, with only Sraak despising him. RAAM was so revered, in fact, that Myrrah herself suggests it would incite civil war against her of all people if RAAM were killed for his treasonous behavior.

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* OneHundredPercentAdorationRating: Widely recognized as the greatest hero of the Locust Horde, with only Sraak despising him. RAAM was so revered, in fact, that Myrrah herself suggests it would incite civil war against her of all people if RAAM were killed for his treasonous behavior. In fact, it was RAAM's ability to command the respect of his subordinates that eventually allowed him to kill Sraak.



* {{Hypocrite}}: RAAM constantly berates Sraak as a coward for his high tech armor that supposedly gives him an unstoppable edge in a fight but, when Sraak challenges RAAM to a duel, RAAM has Skorge and a duo of Theron Guards to assist in killing him instead.


* OneHundredPercentAdorationRating: Widely recognized as the greatest hero of the Locust Horde, with only Sraak despising him. RAAM is so revered, in fact, that Myrrah herself suggests it would incite civil war against her of all people if RAAM were killed for his treasonous behavior.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's the head of the Locust's military, as well as their toughest fighter after Srakk.
* BadBoss: Executes one of Karn's grunts for repeatedly slacking off in his post.

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* OneHundredPercentAdorationRating: Widely recognized as the greatest hero of the Locust Horde, with only Sraak despising him. RAAM is was so revered, in fact, that Myrrah herself suggests it would incite civil war against her of all people if RAAM were killed for his treasonous behavior.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's He was the head of the Locust's military, military in the first game, as well as their toughest fighter after Srakk.
Sraak.
* BadBoss: Executes He executed one of Karn's grunts for repeatedly slacking off in at his post.



* {{BFG}}: Carries what is essentially a ''Troika'' into battle, modified to be held and fired like a machine gun.

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* {{BFG}}: Carries Carried what is essentially a ''Troika'' into battle, modified to be held and fired like a machine gun.



* BreakoutVillain: Originally simply the final boss of the first ''Gears of War'', he's since become the most prominent villain in the franchise other than perhaps Queen Myrrah herself, having featured as the playable character in the Locust campaign portion of ''RAAM's Shadow'', as well as representing the ''Gears of War'' franchise as a guest fighter in ''Killer Instinct''.
* CombatPragmatist: He originally espoused that tactic of "cutting off the head of the snake, and the body dies" (i.e. taking out the enemy's direct head of command to disarray the rest of their chain of command).
** This is how he disposes of his predecessor Sraak, who was notable for probably being the ''only'' Locust that could curbstomp RAAM in a fair fight; while distracting him, RAAM has two Therons shoot Sraak InTheBack with Torque Bows. [[MakeSureHesDead Then he proceeds to tear out his heart.]]
* CoolSword: Wields a unique locust sword. In ''RAAM's Shadow'' he uses this as well as his Kryll as his primary weapon, instead of relying on a firearm like he does in the original game's final boss fight.
* DamageSpongeBoss: On the default Hardcore difficulty RAAM's got 10 times as much health as a normal Locust soldier (who are themselves IncrediblyDurableEnemies who can soak close to a full mag of assault rifle fire before dying), ''plus'' he has a bulletproof Kryll shield that adds further to his durability. Notably, while Myrrah and Karn rely on a giant monster mount for their endboss-level durability, RAAM is that tough ''on his own'' while on foot.

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* BreakoutVillain: Originally simply designed to be the final boss of the first ''Gears of War'', War'' and nothing more, he's since become the most prominent villain in the franchise other than perhaps Queen Myrrah herself, having featured as the playable character in the Locust campaign portion of ''RAAM's Shadow'', as well as representing the ''Gears of War'' franchise as a guest fighter in ''Killer Instinct''.
* CombatPragmatist: He originally espoused that the tactic of "cutting off the head of the snake, and the body dies" (i.e. taking out the enemy's direct head of command to disarray the rest of their chain of command).
** This is was how he disposes disposed of his predecessor Sraak, who was notable for probably being the ''only'' Locust that could curbstomp RAAM in a fair fight; while distracting him, RAAM has two Therons shoot Sraak InTheBack with Torque Bows. [[MakeSureHesDead Then Then, he proceeds to tear out his heart.]]
* CoolSword: Wields a unique locust sword. In ''RAAM's Shadow'' he uses this used this, as well as his Kryll as his primary weapon, instead of relying on a firearm like he does in the original game's final boss fight.
* DamageSpongeBoss: On the default Hardcore difficulty RAAM's got RAAM has 10 times as much the health as a normal Locust soldier (who are themselves IncrediblyDurableEnemies who can soak close to a full mag of assault rifle fire before dying), ''plus'' he has a bulletproof Kryll shield that adds further to his durability. Notably, while Myrrah and Karn rely on a giant monster mount for their endboss-level durability, RAAM is that tough ''on his own'' while on foot.



* TheDragon: As the Locust Horde's General, he serves this role to Queen Myrrah.
* TheDreaded: The moment he is confirmed to be in Ilima, the COG starts panicking and sends the Onyx Guard to try and take him out. It doesn't work.
* ElementalBaggage: There's no explanation in ''Gears of War'' or "RAAM's Shadow" on why he seems to be able to summon Kryll out of thin air to protect him. Either that or he's keeping them all under his coat.

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* TheDragon: As the Locust Horde's General, he serves served this role to Queen Myrrah.
Myrrah in the first game.
* TheDreaded: The moment he is confirmed to be his presence was confirme in Ilima, the COG starts started panicking and sends sent the Onyx Guard to try and take him out. It doesn't didn't work.
* ElementalBaggage: There's no explanation in ''Gears of War'' or "RAAM's Shadow" on why he seems to be able to summon Kryll out of thin air to protect him. Either that or he's he was keeping them all under his coat.



* HeroKiller: Kills [[spoiler:Kim]] during his first appearance, while the Locust under his command take out a ''ton'' of RedShirts at the same time. In his first ''chronological'' appearance ("RAAM's Shadow"), [[spoiler:he kills a squad of Onyx Guards (the most elite of COG troopers), and later, Alicia Valera]]. In-universe, if he enters the battlefield, retreat is a ''must''.
* FourStarBadass: He's not a Locust general for nothing. In fact, he holds the rank of Uzil (High General), which for the Locust is practically the General of the Army or Field Marshal.
* FinalBoss: In the first game, as well as in the ''RAAM's Shadow'' campaign DLC for ''Gears of War 3''.

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* HeroKiller: Kills [[spoiler:Kim]] during his first appearance, RAAM's ''very introduction'' was him brutally dispatching [[spoiler:Kim]], while the Locust under his command take out a ''ton'' of RedShirts at the same time. In his first ''chronological'' appearance ("RAAM's Shadow"), [[spoiler:he kills wiped out a squad of Onyx Guards (the most elite of COG troopers), and later, Alicia Valera]]. In-universe, if he enters the battlefield, retreat is a ''must''.
* FourStarBadass: He's not He wasn't a Locust general for nothing. In fact, he holds the rank of Uzil (High General), which which, for the Locust Locust, is practically the General of the Army or Field Marshal.
* FinalBoss: In For the first game, as well as in the ''RAAM's Shadow'' campaign DLC for ''Gears of War 3''.



* [[ImplacableMan Implacable Locust]]: ''Nothing'' can slow this guy down, from [[MiniMecha Silverbacks]] to [[ChainsawGood chainsaw bayonets]] to much more. [[spoiler:He's only eventually taken out due to not having access to all of his Kryll at once, with copious amounts of gunfire helping.]]

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* [[ImplacableMan Implacable Locust]]: ''Nothing'' can slow this guy down, from [[MiniMecha Silverbacks]] to [[ChainsawGood chainsaw bayonets]] to much more. [[spoiler:He's [[spoiler:He was only eventually taken out due to not having access to all of his once the Kryll at once, with were dispatched, and copious amounts of gunfire helping.were pumped into him.]]



* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Uses a swarm of Kryll under his control as a bulletproof shield around his entire body.

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* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Uses a swarm of Kryll under his He had an uncanny control over the Kryll, which he often employed as a bulletproof shield around his entire body.shield.



* MightyGlacier: Sure, he just slowly marches around after you in both the final battle of Gears 1 and in the confrontation in RAAM's Shadow, but he more than makes up for it by showering you in Kryll or Troika fire.

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* MightyGlacier: Sure, he just slowly marches around after RAAM isn't particularly fast in his boss fight, but his Troika turret will easily shred you in both the final battle of Gears 1 and in the confrontation in RAAM's Shadow, but he more than makes up for it by showering you in Kryll or Troika fire.seconds.



* TheStoic: RAAM carries out his duties with silent mercilessness and deathly efficiency. ''The Rise of RAAM'', however, showed that (at least around his other Locust brethren) even [[NotSoStoic RAAM]] can have a [[DeadpanSnarker sense of humor]].
* SuperStrength: In the ''Ultimate Edition'' remaster, he effortlessly crushes a captured COG soldier's helmet with one hand and then [[NeckSnap 180s said Gear's head]] as easily as popping a soda cap.

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* TheStoic: RAAM carries carried out his duties with silent mercilessness silent, ruthless, and deathly efficiency. ''The Rise of RAAM'', however, showed that (at least around his other Locust brethren) even [[NotSoStoic RAAM]] can have a [[DeadpanSnarker sense of humor]].
* SuperStrength: In the ''Ultimate Edition'' remaster, he effortlessly crushes crushed a captured COG soldier's helmet with one hand and then [[NeckSnap 180s 180'd said Gear's head]] as easily as popping a soda cap.


* StrongerThanTheyLook: Maybe. Myrrah once choked ''RAAM'' until the enormous general fell to his knees.

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* StrongerThanTheyLook: Maybe. Myrrah once choked ''RAAM'' until the enormous general fell to his knees. But considering RAAM was entirely loyal to her, it was also likely he wouldn't think of raising an arm against his queen.


* OverwhelmingException: [[spoiler:Ukkon didn't just keep his intelligence from decaying after being turned into a Sire. He turned into a genius.]]


* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking: Downplayed. While he is [[SuperStrength naturally strong]] and [[Determinator determined]] for a Locust, he is, by all accounts, often being escorted by his troops than leading battles.

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* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking: Downplayed. While he is [[SuperStrength naturally strong]] and [[Determinator [[{{Determinator}} determined]] for a Locust, he is, by all accounts, often being escorted by his troops than leading battles.



* EvilGenius: His profession amongst the Locust Horde.



* FlawedPrototype: [[spoiler: Completely averted. He is a Sire, but he not only retains his sentience, but he also gained super intelligence out of his mutation.]]


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* OverwhelmingException: [[spoiler:Ukkon didn't just keep his intelligence from decaying after being turned into a Sire. He turned into a genius.]]
* PatientZero: [[spoiler:Ukkon is the first known person to be infected with Rustlung.]]
* SuperIntelligence: As opposed to his fellow Sires, Ukkon is extremely intelligent [[spoiler:after the experiments performed on him]].
* SuperPrototype: [[spoiler:He is a Sire, but he not only retains his sentience, but he also gained super intelligence out of his mutation.]]
* WasOnceAMan: [[spoiler:Like many other Sires, he used to be a human being before being turned into what he is by the New Hope experiments.]]


* OneHundredPercentApprovalRating: Widely recognized as the greatest hero of the Locust Horde, with only Sraak despising him. RAAM is so revered, in fact, that Myrrah herself suggests it would incite civil war against her of all people if RAAM were killed for his treasonous behavior.

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* OneHundredPercentApprovalRating: OneHundredPercentAdorationRating: Widely recognized as the greatest hero of the Locust Horde, with only Sraak despising him. RAAM is so revered, in fact, that Myrrah herself suggests it would incite civil war against her of all people if RAAM were killed for his treasonous behavior.


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* EvilCounterpart: As shown in ''The Rise of RAAM'', he is essentially the Locust equivalent to Marcus Fenix, sarcastic as hell and a good soldier, but also having no respect for authority that is incompetent. The main difference, aside from their sides, is that RAAM is both more cunning and actually has deliberate subservience to his queen, unlike Marcus to pretty much anyone in authority.


* FinalBoss: Of ''Gears Tactics.''

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* FinalBoss: Of He is the last foe fought in ''Gears Tactics.'' Tactics,'' mounted on a Hydra.


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* LargeAndInCharge: He towers over the Locust guards often accompanying him.
* LeanAndMean: Not to the extent of Karn, but he is rather lean for a Locust.


--> (to Jermad, after dragging out RAAM from their failed [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown "negotiation"]] with Uzil Sraak) "Uzil Sraak is the better negotiator."

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--> (to Jermad, after dragging out RAAM from their failed [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown "negotiation"]] with Uzil Sraak) "Uzil Sraak is the better negotiator."


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* FinalBoss: Of ''Gears Tactics.''


* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking: Being a scientist does ''not'' stop Ukkon from leading Locust on the frontlines.

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* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking: Being Downplayed. While he is [[SuperStrength naturally strong]] and [[Determinator determined]] for a scientist does ''not'' stop Ukkon from Locust, he is, by all accounts, often being escorted by his troops than leading Locust on the frontlines.battles.


* DifficultButAwesome: The Theron Guard's trademark Torque Bow is described as a notoriously difficult to use weapon both in-universe and out.



* EliteMooks: They have more health than regular Locust, employ better tactics, and many are equipped with one-hit-kill Torque Bows.

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* EliteMooks: They are explicitly this. Theron Guards have more health than regular Locust, Drones, employ better tactics, and many are equipped with one-hit-kill Torque Bows.better weapons, and lead said Drones on the battlefields.

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* SupportPartyMember: Kantus in '' Gears Tactics'' deliberately move to hide from the frontlines and mostly spend their unit actions on healing and buffing fellow Locust troops, making killing them a top priority.


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: They make no appearances in the franchise outside of ''Judgment''. It's explained in the epilogue their recklessness caused them to go virtually extinct around the start of the Locust War.


* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's the head of the Locust's military, as well as their toughest fighter.

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* OneHundredPercentApprovalRating: Widely recognized as the greatest hero of the Locust Horde, with only Sraak despising him. RAAM is so revered, in fact, that Myrrah herself suggests it would incite civil war against her of all people if RAAM were killed for his treasonous behavior.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's the head of the Locust's military, as well as their toughest fighter.fighter after Srakk.



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* BelatedBackstory: We only really learn their true origins in ''Gears 5'' and ''Gears Tactics'', long after the majority of the Locust Horde either went extinct or [[spoiler:became the Swarm]] (''Tactics'' may occur during the war, but it is a {{Prequel}}). [[spoiler:They're descendants of humans who were afflicted with Rust Lung (an early form of lambency), who were genetically spliced together with the DNA of Hollow creatures by rogue COG scientists to create a breed of SuperSoldier to win the Pendulum Wars].

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* BelatedBackstory: We only really learn their true origins in ''Gears 5'' and ''Gears Tactics'', long after the majority of the Locust Horde either went extinct or [[spoiler:became the Swarm]] (''Tactics'' may occur during the war, but it is a {{Prequel}}). [[spoiler:They're descendants of humans who were afflicted with Rust Lung (an early form of lambency), who were genetically spliced together with the DNA of Hollow creatures by rogue COG scientists to create a breed of SuperSoldier to win the Pendulum Wars].Wars.]]

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He is the only Locust leader whose fate is currently unaccounted for. Although given Skorge amiably took his role, he is undoubtedly dead.



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