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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: In episode 100, the Reds decide to destroy the Pelican, but aren't sure how. Simmons points out that Andy the bomb was with Lopez in the caves, only for Sarge to realize they can ask Lopez for ideas.

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: In episode 100, the Reds decide to destroy the Pelican, but aren't sure how. Simmons points out that Andy the bomb was with Lopez in the caves, only for Sarge to realize they can ask Lopez for ideas.Lopez.

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: In episode 100, the Reds decide to destroy the Pelican, but aren't sure how. Simmons points out that Andy the bomb was with Lopez in the caves, only for Sarge to realize they can ask Lopez for ideas.
-->'''Sarge''': Simmons! Where can we get some explosives?\\
'''Simmons''': Well, if you recall, we recently saw Andy the bomb and Lopez in one of the caves, so--\\
'''Sarge''': Of course! Come on, men! Let's go ask Lopez if he knows where we can find some explosives!\\
'''Simmons''': (sigh) Excellent plan, sir.


-->'''Tucker''': Naw. Hollywood doesn't understand apocalypse. They think that just one thing from everyday life goes away and that changes everything. Like in ''[[Film/MadMax Road Warrior]]'' it was [[PostPeakOil gas]], and in ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'' it was land.
-->'''Simmons''': What went away in ''Film/TheMatrix''?\\

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-->'''Tucker''': --->'''Tucker''': Naw. Hollywood doesn't understand apocalypse. They think that just one thing from everyday life goes away and that changes everything. Like in ''[[Film/MadMax Road Warrior]]'' it was [[PostPeakOil gas]], and in ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'' it was land.
-->'''Simmons''': --->'''Simmons''': What went away in ''Film/TheMatrix''?\\



-->'''Tucker''': The sword is a key? [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Just when I thought this quest couldn't get any lamer.]]

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-->'''Tucker''': --->'''Tucker''': The sword is a key? [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Just when I thought this quest couldn't get any lamer.]]



-->'''Church''': We don't know anything about [the sword], though. Maybe it runs on radiation and it's poisoning him.\\

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-->'''Church''': --->'''Church''': We don't know anything about [the sword], though. Maybe it runs on radiation and it's poisoning him.\\



'''Church''': Wait now, why would solar power make him sick?\\
'''Caboose''': ...Is he Republican?

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'''Church''': Wait now, Wait, no, why would solar power make him sick?\\
'''Caboose''': ...Is he a Republican?


* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: In Episode 62, Simmons tries to convince Sheila that she was supposed to protect Blue Base against "space pirate cowboy monkey ninjas" who were trying to round up some cattle.


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* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: In Episode 62, Simmons tries to convince Sheila that she was supposed to protect Blue Base against "space pirate cowboy monkey ninjas" who were trying to round up some cattle.


* MissionControl: Vic, who it turns out to be the MissionControl for ''both'' teams.

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* MissionControl: Vic, who it turns out to be the MissionControl for ''both'' teams.



-->'''Tucker''': Naw. Hollywood doesn't understand apocalypse. They think that just one thing from everyday life goes away and that changes everything. Like in ''Road Warrior'' it was [[PostPeakOil gas]], and in ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'' it was land.
-->'''Simmons''': What went away in ''Film/TheMatrix''?
-->'''Tucker''': [[TheNightThatNeverEnds Sunlight]].
-->'''Grif''': I thought the missing element was plot.
-->'''Tucker''': I'm talking about Matrix ''[[{{Sequelitis}} One]]''.

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-->'''Tucker''': Naw. Hollywood doesn't understand apocalypse. They think that just one thing from everyday life goes away and that changes everything. Like in ''Road Warrior'' ''[[Film/MadMax Road Warrior]]'' it was [[PostPeakOil gas]], and in ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'' it was land.
-->'''Simmons''': What went away in ''Film/TheMatrix''?
-->'''Tucker''':
''Film/TheMatrix''?\\
'''Tucker''':
[[TheNightThatNeverEnds Sunlight]].
-->'''Grif''':
Sunlight]].\\
'''Grif''':
I thought the missing element was plot.
-->'''Tucker''':
plot.\\
'''Tucker''':
I'm talking about Matrix ''[[{{Sequelitis}} One]]''.



-->'''Church''': We don't know anything about [the sword], though. Maybe it runs on radiation and it's poisoning him.
-->'''Caboose''': Or maybe it runs on solar power!
-->'''Church''': Wait now, why would solar power make him sick?
-->'''Caboose''': ...Is he Republican?

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-->'''Church''': We don't know anything about [the sword], though. Maybe it runs on radiation and it's poisoning him.
-->'''Caboose''':
him.\\
'''Caboose''':
Or maybe it runs on solar power!
-->'''Church''':
power!\\
'''Church''':
Wait now, why would solar power make him sick?
-->'''Caboose''': ...
sick?\\
'''Caboose''': ...
Is he Republican?



* WhamEpisode: Every season finale is a game-changer, and all but the last provide a CliffHanger.
** Season 1: [[spoiler: Tex dies and Caboose grimly stating that his name is O'Malley]].
** Season 2: [[spoiler: O'Malley steals Lopez and runs away, Vic reveals that he's working for both the Red and Blue teams, Tucker gets shot by O'Malley, Tex recognizes Donut as the one who killed her, and the teams form a temporary truce to stop O'Malley. However, the episode ends on a cliffhanger with the entire cast scattered around the galaxy due to teleporter malfunctions.]]
** Season 3: [[spoiler:The Reds find their way back to Blood Gulch, and O'Malley's army was defeated not by Tex, but an alien about to attack Church.]]
** Season 4: [[spoiler: Tucker gives birth to an alien, O'Malley leaves Doc, and Donut gets crushed by a ship]].
** Season 5: [[spoiler:Tex betrays the others to help Omega, forcing Sarge to use Andy to blow her up, along with Junior.]]



* WhamEpisode: The season finale ends with [[spoiler: Tex dead and Caboose grimly stating that his name is O'Malley]].



* WhamEpisode: The Season 2 finale takes the status quo from the first two seasons and completely obliterates it. [[spoiler: O'Malley steals Lopez and runs away, Vic reveals that he's working for both the Red and Blue teams, Tucker gets shot by O'Malley, Tex recognizes Donut as the one who killed her, and the teams form a temporary truce to stop O'Malley. However, the episode ends on a cliffhanger with the entire cast scattered around the galaxy due to teleporter malfunctions.]]



* WhamEpisode:
** "Make Your Time": The bomb attached to Church blows up and ends up [[spoiler:sending everyone to the future. The only exception is Church himself, who is sent to the past]].
** "The Storm": The Reds find their way back to Blood Gulch.

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* WhamEpisode:
**
WhamEpisode: Aside from the finale, "Make Your Time": The Time" has the bomb attached to Church blows up and blowing up, which ends up [[spoiler:sending everyone to the future. The only exception is Church himself, who is sent to the past]].
** "The Storm": The Reds find their way back to Blood Gulch.
past]].



* StealthPun: Once Simmons discusses his shyness, there is an implication that he hasn't gone to the bathroom in ''three years.'' ToiletHumor, sure, but then you realize that it's the show telling us that Simmons is indeed full of shit.



* WhamEpisode: As per the usual, the season finale is a bit of a game-changer, as [[spoiler: Tucker gives birth to an alien, O'Malley leaves Doc, and Donut gets crushed by a ship]].



* WhamEpisode: The SeriesFauxnale[=/=]Episode 100, "Why Were We Here?": [[spoiler:Tex betrays the others to help Omega, forcing Sarge to use Andy to blow her up, along with Junior.]]


** And Rooster Teeth themselves to a much greater degree, given the series is ultimately a [[TropesAreNotBad well-done]] Halo AU fanfic.

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** And Rooster Teeth themselves to a much greater degree, given the series is ultimately a [[TropesAreNotBad [[Administrivia/TropesAreTools well-done]] Halo AU fanfic.



* {{Flanderization}}: Almost everyone, though TropesAreNotBad as this led to Caboose and Donut becoming even more popular, and funny moments becoming much more common. It also works in the sense that the characters originally started out as broad archetypes, and their Flanderization made them into more unique & interesting characters.

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* {{Flanderization}}: Almost everyone, though TropesAreNotBad Administrivia/TropesAreNotBad as this led to Caboose and Donut becoming even more popular, and funny moments becoming much more common. It also works in the sense that the characters originally started out as broad archetypes, and their Flanderization made them into more unique & interesting characters.

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* WinsByDoingAbsolutelyNothing: Episode 100 has a rare instance of winning by doing nothing out of ''pure abject laziness.'' During the events of the episode the [[AIIsACrapshoot rogue, homicidal AI]] Omega jumps from person to person due to its ability to BodySurf through radios, but can be forced out of someone either by the AI's choice or by [[BeatTheCurseOutOfHim knocking out the host]]. For the Red Team hosts, they get punched in the head; first Simmons (repeatedly), then Donut, then Sarge. When O'Malley finally infects Grif, he is the only Red to not get beat up by Tex when he notes that he suddenly has an urge to conquer the universe, but that it's [[OutOfCharacterMoment out of character for him]] because [[BrilliantButLazy that would take work]]. His response is to not do anything at all...whereupon he promptly falls asleep standing up. Omega either can't wake Grif up or is so disgusted by his laziness that he abandons Grif altogether to jump to another host.


* BleakBorderBase: Blood Gulch seems to fit this to a T, with both bases staffed by incompetent "soldiers", constantly besieged by danger, underequipped (at least with ''basic'' equipment) and far away from most of civilisation.

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* BleakBorderBase: Blood Gulch seems to fit this to a T, with both bases staffed by incompetent "soldiers", constantly besieged by danger, underequipped (at least with ''basic'' equipment) and far away from most of civilisation.civilization.



** The AI O'Malley moves around through open radio channels.

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** The AI A.I. [[spoiler:fragment]] O'Malley moves around through open radio channels.



* {{Bookends}}: The series began and ended with two characters observing two other characters discuss their place in the world. Which turns out to be NotActuallyTheUltimateQuestion, as they're actually talking about something mundane (Simmons is wondering why they're stationed in Blood Gulch, and Caboose is wondering why they're standing outside in the sun)

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* {{Bookends}}: {{Book Ends}}: The series began and ended with two characters observing two other characters discuss their place in the world. Which turns out to be NotActuallyTheUltimateQuestion, as they're actually talking about something mundane (Simmons is wondering why they're stationed in Blood Gulch, and Caboose is wondering why they're standing outside in the sun)



* DeconstructiveParody: Just about every first person shooter video game trope is picked apart, generally for comedic purposes.

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* DeconstructiveParody: Just about every first person shooter and science fiction video game trope is picked apart, generally for comedic purposes.purposes.
** Most notably, the series constantly parodies the ExcusePlot, with the series' ArcWords literally being "You ever wonder why we're here?". The first episode has [[HollywoodNerd Simmons]] pointing out to [[LazyBum Grif]] that the ForeverWar between the Red and Blue Teams is completely pointless, since if one side were to win (or the other side were to pull out), the "victor" would just have ''two'' bases in the middle of a box canyon.
** The series also points out that the entire conflict being a HopelessWar means that only the mindlessly loyal or very foolish would continue the fight. Therefore, ''everyone'' in the canyon (with the possible exceptions of [[OnlySaneMan Church and Tex]], [[NotSoAboveItAll and even they still have their moments of insanity/stupidity]]) is some variant of [[TooDumbToLive idiotic]] or [[CloudCuckoolander insane]].
** Relatedly, ''The Blood Gulch Chronicles'' also plays with both (platonic) LoveAcrossBattlelines and MissionControl. Instead of having a clear and concise yet distant commander that efficiently helps them take on their enemy, the Reds and Blues both answer to [[TheDitz Vic]], who is PlayingBothSides and [[MissionControlIsOffItsMeds gives them all terrible advice]] so as to draw out their pointless conflict as long as possible. And as the series goes on, the Reds and Blues actually start to form [[FriendlyEnemy a decent camaraderie with each other]][[note]](to the point where Sarge and Church seem to be the only ones actually interested in ''winning'' over the other Team, as the other Reds and Blues treat their "war" more like a particularly aggressive sports match than anything else)[[/note]]... but their "friendship"/mutual respect only reaches to [[WithFriendsLikeThese the same level as how well the]] ''[[TeethClenchedTeamwork individual]]'' [[WeAreStrugglingTogether teams work together]].
** On a less comedic note, the series also mocks countless video game tropes. The fact that the series' "war" is one massive "Capture the Flag" game is [[SillyReasonForWar repeatedly pointed out to make no sense]] (with the Reds even realizing in Season 2 that it would be more trouble than it's worth to take Blue Team's flag, and so they ask for it to "stay ''exactly'' where it is!"). Additionally, only one of the main characters (and he's a ''villain'') - [[spoiler: Agent Wyoming]] - is able to [[DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist respawn upon death]], which everyone else views as ''[[OutsideContextProblem terrifying.]]''



*** TheChick: Sister is the only female soldier and will speak at length about her numerous sexual exploits.

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*** TheChick: Sister is the only regular female soldier and will speak at length about her numerous sexual exploits.



** Donut goes from being ambiguously effeminate to CampGay.

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** Donut goes from being ambiguously somewhat effeminate to being ambiguously CampGay.



** Simmons goes from teacher's pet to groveling sycophant.
** Tex goes from being a skilled special-ops soldier to a legendarily powerful badass.
*** Especially JustForFun/{{egregious}}, as most of this shift only takes place during the ''Recollection'' and turns her from a more powerful soldier into a super soldier to rival Master Chief.

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** Simmons goes from a teacher's pet to a groveling sycophant.
** Tex goes from being a skilled special-ops soldier to a legendarily powerful badass.
*** Especially JustForFun/{{egregious}}, as most of this shift only takes place during the ''Recollection'' and turns her from a more powerful soldier into a super soldier to rival Master Chief.
sycophant.



* FriendshipMoment
** "[[spoiler:CABOOSE]]! [[BigNo NNNNOOOOOOOOOOO!!!]]"
** Also happens when Grif saves Sarge's life from a [[BoomHeadshot headshot wound]] in Season 1... by using CPR.

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* FriendshipMoment
FriendshipMoment:
** "[[spoiler:CABOOSE]]! [[BigNo NNNNOOOOOOOOOOO!!!]]"
** Also happens when
Grif saves saving Sarge's life from a [[BoomHeadshot headshot wound]] in Season 1... by using CPR.CPR.
** [[spoiler:Church yelling out in genuine anguish ''twice'' when he's ForcedToWatch Caboose get killed off in two {{Alternate Timeline}}s]].



* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler:Project Freelancer Command, the people who order the Freelancers around from behind the scenes and for whom Omega/O'Malley, Wyoming, and Gamma/Gary are manipulating the main cast for so as to end the Human-Covenant War.]]

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* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler:Project Freelancer Command, the people who order the Freelancers around from behind the scenes and for whom Omega/O'Malley, Wyoming, and Gamma/Gary are manipulating the main cast for so as to end the Human-Covenant War. Furthermore, almost the entire story arc is an elaborate training simulation for Freelancers like Wyoming to run through to help gain battle experience.]]



* HopelessWar: PlayedForLaughs due to the fact that the teams are in a never ending game of Capture the Flag. The creators state that one side exists because the other side exists.

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* HopelessWar: PlayedForLaughs due to the fact that the teams are in a never ending game of Capture the Flag. The creators state have stated that one side exists simply because the other side exists.



* IntroductoryOpeningCredits: The first five seasons, at least on their film-like presentation on Netflix, have an extended introduction to start each series off, complete with name-presenting freezecams and camera sweeps.
%%* IronicEchoCut: Both played straight and played for laughs many times.

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* IntroductoryOpeningCredits: The first five seasons, at least on their film-like presentation on Netflix, have an extended introduction to start each series off, complete with name-presenting freezecams and camera sweeps.
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sweeps. Both Seasons 1 and 5 on both [=YouTube=] and Rooster Teeth.com also feature them, though they're not seen with Seasons 2-4.
*
IronicEchoCut: Both played straight and played for laughs many times.times. For instance, when Grif and Simmons grumble that the "Morris Code" tapping sound from the crashed Pelican in Season 5 is more annoying than anything the Blues have to put up with, there's a GilliganCut to Church swearing at the top of his lungs as he's struggling to deal with [[ForInconveniencePressOne Vic's voicemail box from Hell]].



** MissionControlIsOffItsMeds: Vic is also quite clearly crazy and incompetent, and is even implied to [[spoiler:not actually be human in the later seasons]].

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** MissionControlIsOffItsMeds: Vic is also quite clearly crazy and incompetent, and is even implied to [[spoiler:not actually be human in the later seasons]].Seasons 4 & 5]].



* OnlySaneMan: Church, who is usually the only person to both understand when a crisis is happening and be motivated enough to do something about it. Most of the other characters are either one but not the other, or neither. Tex might qualify in some episodes, but she has a habit of going AxeCrazy, and often pursues her own agenda to the detriment of the others.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Church and Tex as of the end of Season 1 onward. [[spoiler:Then it turns out they aren't ghosts at all. Washington is incredulous at everyone's belief that they are- reacting in much the same way a person would in RealLife.]]
* TheRemake: For the tenth anniversary Blu-Ray box set, the entire ''Blood Gulch Chronicles'' were re-done in the PC ports of ''Halo: Combat Evolved'' and ''Halo 2''. Along with the cleaner visuals, the most noticeable changes are full screen (the originals had to [[EyedScreen add black bars]] to crop the HUD and player's gun) and the lack of a targeting reticle, given the Xbox originals lacked the "Theater Mode". The remasters eventually found their way to Netflix, the official ''Red vs. Blue'' Website/YouTube channel, and Rooster Teeth's website during their 2018 revamp (the originals are still found in the RT Youtube channel).

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* OnlySaneMan: Church, who is usually the only person to both understand when a crisis is happening and be motivated enough to do something about it. Most of the other characters are either one but not the other, or neither. Tex might qualify in some episodes, but she also has a habit of going AxeCrazy, AxeCrazy and often pursues her own agenda to the detriment of the others.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Church and Tex as of the end of Season 1 onward. [[spoiler:Then it turns out they aren't ghosts at all. Washington is incredulous at everyone's belief that they are- are - reacting in much the same way a person would in RealLife.]]
* TheRemake: For the tenth anniversary Blu-Ray box set, the entire ''Blood entirety of ''The Blood Gulch Chronicles'' were re-done in the PC ports of ''Halo: Combat Evolved'' and ''Halo 2''. Along with the cleaner visuals, the most noticeable changes are full screen (the originals had to [[EyedScreen add black bars]] to crop the HUD and player's gun) and the lack of a targeting reticle, given the Xbox originals lacked the "Theater Mode". The remasters eventually found their way to Netflix, the official ''Red vs. Blue'' Website/YouTube channel, and Rooster Teeth's website during their 2018 revamp (the originals are still found in the RT Youtube channel).



* RuleOfSymbolism: Being that the series is a {{Machinima}}, there's EndlessDaytime whenever the story's events are taking place in Blood Gulch ([[LampshadeHanging much to the confusion]] [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall of multiple characters]]). The ''only'' time we see it get darker in Blood Gulch as if the sun's about to set? When ''The Blood Gulch Chronicles'' is about to end [[spoiler:and the story arc ends on a SuddenDownerEnding]].



-->'''Donut''': It's not pink, it's ''[[InsistentTerminology lightish red]]''!

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-->'''Donut''': It's not pink, it's ''[[InsistentTerminology lightish red]]''!red]]!''



* SitcomArchNemesis: Grif serves as this for Sarge. The Red Team and Blue Team also serves as this to each other most of the time since Sarge and (arguably) Church are the only ones who seem to actually want to ''win'' against the other side.



* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Tex is the only girl in the show for quite some time, though in a case of PositiveDiscrimination, she's definitely the best fighter on either team.

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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Tex is the only girl in the show for quite some time, though in a case of PositiveDiscrimination, she's definitely the best fighter on either team. Sister then shows up in Season 5, leading to TwoGirlsToATeam for the Blues [[spoiler:until Tex seems to "die" in "Why Were We Here?", leaving Sister the only woman left in the entire canyon]].



** "Morris Code" in the first few episodes of Season 5.



** In Episode 45, Doc cheerfully describes having a blog as "Like being a ''real'' journalist, but without all the hassle of liability and accuracy!"



** In Episode 45, Doc cheerfully describes having a blog as "Like being a ''real'' journalist, but without all the hassle of liability and accuracy!"
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: Given the high amount of swearing, this one inevitably crops up [[strike:once in a while]] quite a bit.

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** In Episode 45, Doc cheerfully describes having a blog as "Like being a ''real'' journalist, but without all the hassle of liability and accuracy!"
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: Given the high amount of swearing, this one inevitably crops up [[strike:once in a while]] quite a bit.






* EveryoneKnowsMorse: Subverted in Episode 81. Sister knows it and tries using it early on, but the others don't understand her, with Church citing it as outdated.

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* EveryoneKnowsMorse: Subverted in Episode 81. Sister knows it and tries using it early on, but the others don't understand her, with Church even citing it as outdated.outdated.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Though it's for sympathetic reasons, Tex turns against the Blues and tries to help O'Malley conquer the galaxy in "Why Were We Here?".]]



'''Tucker''': Caboose! What did I tell you about that?
* MultipleEndings: In addition to the canonical ending, there are ''six'' alternate endings to Episode 100, "Why Were We Here?" (two were on concurrent downloads along with the official one, the others in the home video)
** "[[KillEmAll Fight! Fight!]]": A [[TooSoon poorly timed comment]] from Sarge prompts a free-for-all that ends with everyone dead.

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'''Tucker''': Caboose! What did I tell you about that?
that?!
* MultipleEndings: In addition to the canonical ending, there are ''six'' alternate endings to Episode 100, "Why Were We Here?" (two were on concurrent downloads along with the official one, the others in the home video)
video). All of them are [[BlackComedy Black Comedy]]-laden {{Downer Ending}}s of some shade excluding "Insert Quarter" (which is more of a GainaxEnding than anything else) and (depending on which character is your favorite) "Where Are They Now?".
** [[invoked]] "[[KillEmAll Fight! Fight!]]": A [[TooSoon poorly timed comment]] from Sarge prompts a free-for-all that ends with everyone dead.



** "[[AlienInvasion Invasion]]": Starts the same way as "Fight! Fight!" but before Sarge can finish mocking the Blues, he is blasted by a Banshee. Everyone is killed by Aliens, who then proceed to take over the bases and act out the events of Episode 1.
** "[[AllJustADream Ruby]] [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Slippers]]": It's revealed that the entire series was a dream being had by Church back during Season 1, having only been knocked unconscious by Sheila's cannon fire. He describes his dream to Tucker, Caboose, and Jenkins, who he apparently forgot about, before Simmons and Grif show up. Church tries to speak to them about the events of his dream, but they just hose the Blues down with [[MoreDakka machine gun fire]], killing them all. The Reds (complete with Sarge's original, nasally voice) then prepare to move on to the next zone.

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** "[[AlienInvasion Invasion]]": Starts the same way as "Fight! Fight!" but before Sarge can finish mocking the Blues, [[KilledMidSentence he is blasted by a Banshee. Banshee]]. Everyone is killed by Aliens, the invading Sangheili, who then proceed to [[HereWeGoAgain take over both of the bases and act out the events of Episode 1.
1]].
** "[[AllJustADream Ruby]] [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Slippers]]": It's revealed that the entire series was a dream being had by Church back during Season 1, having only been knocked unconscious by Sheila's cannon fire. He describes his dream to a genuinely concerned Tucker, a remarkably lucid and sane-sounding Caboose, [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers and Jenkins, Jenkins]], who he apparently forgot about, before Simmons and Grif show up. Church tries to speak to them about the events of his dream, but they just hose the Blues down with [[MoreDakka machine gun fire]], killing them all. The Reds (complete with Sarge's original, nasally voice) then prepare to move on to the next zone.



* PrecisionFStrike: Sarge gives only one F-bomb in the first five seasons, in Episode 92.

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* PrecisionFStrike: Sarge gives only one F-bomb in out of the first five seasons, in Episode 92.



--> '''Sarge:''' Grif doesn't know what he's talking about, eh? Stop the fuckin' presses.

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--> '''Sarge:''' Grif doesn't know what he's talking about, eh? Stop the fuckin' ''fuckin''' presses.


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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The aptly-named [[MultipleEndings "Where Are They Now?" ending]] to "Why Were We Here" reveals a strange potential future for each of the Reds and Blues.
** Sarge: After his tour in Blood Gulch, he was awarded the Badge of Redness, but had it revoked when he would not reveal [[RiddleForTheAges his real name for the certificate]]. He commanded various Red Forces throughout the following years and was eventually killed on the battlefields of Gemini 8. On the plus side, he died exactly the way he wanted - [[SitcomArchNemesis after Grif.]]
** Simmons: [[DeadPersonImpersonation He stole Sarge's identity after his death and attempted to resume his life.]] [[RealityEnsues He was then discovered and court-martialed by the Red Army]], and is now currently awaiting execution in a military prison.
** Grif: [[ButtMonkey He was killed by Sarge]] shortly before the latter's death.
** Church: He became [[{{Irony}} an Anger Management]] social worker in Quincy, IL.
** Tucker: [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere He went AWOL shortly after the events of]] ''The Blood Gulch Chronicles''. He was last spotted on a stolen ship [[PapaWolf heading towards Sangheilios]], and his current whereabouts are unknown.
** Sister: She got a job [[HiddenDepths working as an etiquette coach]] at the prestigious [[TakeThat "Paris Hilton]] [[BoardingSchool School for Girls"]].
** Donut: [[CampStraight He married an exotic dancer named Tiffany]], and [[BabiesEverAfter they have twelve children]].
** Caboose: Finally, [[MythologyGag he sold his life story to]] [[Creator/{{Bungie}} a software company based in Redmond, WA]], and they based [[VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved a popular video game]] off of it.


* {{Bookends}}: The series began and ended with two characters observing two other characters discuss their place in the world.

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* {{Bookends}}: The series began and ended with two characters observing two other characters discuss their place in the world. Which turns out to be NotActuallyTheUltimateQuestion, as they're actually talking about something mundane (Simmons is wondering why they're stationed in Blood Gulch, and Caboose is wondering why they're standing outside in the sun)

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** Another alternate ending has it as All Just a Game- specifically, the "weirdest" ''Halo 2'' deathmatch. The players banter about the events of the 'game' before agreeing to a new one with "same teams, new map".


* SurpriseDownerEnding: "Why Were We Here?". [[spoiler:Tex performs a FaceHeelTurn and reunites with O'Malley to help stop the Great War with Junior, but she, Sheila (who was downloaded aboard Sister's Pelican that she was using), and Junior are all blown up by Andy, killing off a large portion of the series' cast and making it so that [[ShaggyDogStory Church's desperate struggle to save his girlfriend throughout the whole series was utterly pointless]].]]

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* SurpriseDownerEnding: SuddenDownerEnding: "Why Were We Here?". [[spoiler:Tex performs a FaceHeelTurn and reunites with O'Malley to help stop the Great War with Junior, but she, Sheila (who was downloaded aboard Sister's Pelican that she was using), and Junior are all blown up by Andy, killing off a large portion of the series' cast and making it so that [[ShaggyDogStory Church's desperate struggle to save his girlfriend throughout the whole series was utterly pointless]].]]


** The Battle Creek Reds and Blues, who are two large, deeply idiotic, [[DoesThisRemindYouofAnything constantly respawning armies]] [[{{GIFT}} of jerks]].

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** [[invoked]] The Battle Creek Reds and Blues, who are two large, deeply idiotic, [[DoesThisRemindYouofAnything constantly respawning armies]] [[{{GIFT}} of jerks]].



* BigBad: The Omega [=A.I.=]/O'Malley, who wants to TakeOverTheWorld. He's also a parody of this general archetype since he spends most of the series being ridiculously ineffectual as he's primarily stuck in the mind of the completely useless and pacifistic Doc.



* ConservationOfNinjutsu: One Wyoming: major threat. An army of Wyomings time-duplicates: Cannon Fodder for the Reds, even giving Simmons of all people a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome. Granted, the GroundhogDayLoop explains how Tucker could handle them, but not the Reds. Or CHURCH, who can be seen sniping a few while the Reds are observing from Blue Base. Notably, when there is only one Wyoming left, the negative effects of the trope apparently haven't worn off, as he is easily interrogated [[spoiler:and [[KilledOffForReal executed]].]] That said, the battle is [[PlotTailoredToTheParty coordinated between the Reds and Blues]], and Wyoming is more of a ProfessionalKiller than a straight up combatant.
** Possibly justified as it's basically stated that the reason Wyoming is so boss is because he spams time rewinds. Obviously in the last battle he had already made at least a dozen or two attempts, and one can assume that's normal for him. It can also be assumed that the reason they went down so easily in the final battle is that they didn't get the chance to rewind that time.

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* ConservationOfNinjutsu: [[invoked]] One Wyoming: major threat. An army of Wyomings time-duplicates: Cannon Fodder CannonFodder for the Reds, even giving Simmons ''Simmons'' of all people a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome. Granted, the GroundhogDayLoop explains how Tucker could handle them, but not the Reds. Or CHURCH, '''Church''', who can be seen sniping a few while the Reds are observing from Blue Base. Notably, when there is only one Wyoming left, the negative effects of the trope apparently haven't worn off, as he is easily interrogated [[spoiler:and [[KilledOffForReal executed]].]] That said, the battle is [[PlotTailoredToTheParty coordinated between the Reds and Blues]], and Wyoming is more of a ProfessionalKiller than a straight up combatant.
** Possibly justified as it's basically stated that the main reason Wyoming is so boss is because he spams time rewinds. Obviously in the last battle he had already made at least a dozen or two attempts, and one can assume that's normal for him. It can also be assumed that the reason they went down so easily in the final battle is that they didn't get the chance to rewind that time.



* DeathIsCheap: By way of a NearDeathExperience in one case, and ghosts in two others. [[spoiler:[[DoingInTheWizard Subverted]] in ''The Recollection''.]]
* {{Deconstruction}}: Just about every first person shooter video game trope is picked apart, generally for comedic purposes.
* DeusExitMachina: Circumstances continually keep Sheila and the Warthog from being fully operational or otherwise able to affect the conflict. Both vehicles get totaled early in Season 1; Sheila is fixed and re-totaled; the next season has a huge amount of time dedicated to the vehicles being repaired, only for Sheila to begin exhibiting more independent action. Sheila is then unable to accompany the teams on their teleports out of Blood Gulch, and has to have her personality moved out of the tank in season 5. The Warthog stops getting this treatment after season 2, once the conflicts scale up to the point where it can't tip the balance.

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* DeathIsCheap: By way of a NearDeathExperience in one case, and ghosts in two others. [[spoiler:[[DoingInTheWizard Subverted]] [[spoiler:Later [[DoingInTheWizard subverted]] in ''The Recollection''.]]
* {{Deconstruction}}: DeconstructiveParody: Just about every first person shooter video game trope is picked apart, generally for comedic purposes.
* DragonInChief: Agent Wyoming is technically only TheDragon to O'Malley since he's not an [=A.I.=] and is only JustFollowingOrders from O'Malley and Vic, but he and Gamma are the primary ones to drive the villainous plot forward and [[spoiler:are heavily implied by later seasons to have been actually manipulating Omega so as to be used in Project Freelancer's plan to end the Great War]].
* DeusExitMachina: Circumstances continually keep Sheila and the Warthog from being fully operational or otherwise able to affect the conflict. Both vehicles get totaled early in Season 1; Sheila is fixed and re-totaled; the next season has a huge amount of time dedicated to the vehicles being repaired, only for Sheila to begin exhibiting more independent action. Sheila is then unable to accompany the teams on their teleports out of Blood Gulch, and has to have her personality moved out of the tank in season Season 5. The Warthog stops getting this treatment after season Season 2, once the conflicts scale up to the point where it can't tip the balance.



** This is possibly explained later in the series [[spoiler:when Vic meets Dylan Andrews, offering her the files and recordings he had on the Reds and Blues during their stay in Blood Gulch. It's implied that he is the curator and editor of the original five seasons worth of footage, having created a hundred five minute episodes to get her up to speed presumably from a fractured, dying database that seems to be slowly turning him insane, which could explain any oddities in their early appearances.]]

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** This is possibly explained later on in the series [[spoiler:when Vic meets Dylan Andrews, offering her the files and recordings he had on the Reds and Blues during their stay in Blood Gulch. It's implied that he is the curator and editor of the original five seasons worth of footage, having created a hundred five minute episodes to get her up to speed presumably from a fractured, dying database that seems to be slowly turning him insane, which could explain any oddities in their early appearances.]]



** [[invoked]] Sister, whose real name is Kaikaina. Kaikaina is the Hawaiian word for "Little Sister", or, more accurately, the Hawaiian word for "[[UnfortunateImplications younger sibling of the same sex]]".

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** [[invoked]] Sister, whose real name is Kaikaina. Kaikaina is the Hawaiian word for "Little Sister", or, more accurately, the Hawaiian word for "[[UnfortunateImplications "[[FridgeLogic younger sibling of the same sex]]".



* {{Expy}}: According to WordOfGod, the dynamic between Doc and O'Malley is heavily based after the similar "relationship" between [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Sméagol and Gollum]].
* TheFaceless: Everyone, by necessity, as the Halo games give everyone helmets; The exceptions are the alien, "Junior", and Vic. Semi-[[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] when Church asks Tucker if he's black, after learning his first name (Lavernius).

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* {{Expy}}: [[invoked]] According to WordOfGod, the dynamic between Doc and O'Malley is heavily based after the similar "relationship" between [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Sméagol and Gollum]].
* TheFaceless: Everyone, by necessity, as the Halo games give everyone helmets; The exceptions are the alien, "Junior", and Vic. Semi-[[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in Season 3 when Church asks Tucker if he's black, after learning his first name (Lavernius).



** Also happens when Grif saves Sarge's life from a [[BoomHeadshot headshot wound]]... using CPR.
** [[spoiler:When Wyoming is stabbed by Tucker, Gamma cries out "Reggie!"]]

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** Also happens when Grif saves Sarge's life from a [[BoomHeadshot headshot wound]]... wound]] in Season 1... by using CPR.
** [[spoiler:When [[spoiler:There's also a villainous example in "Same Old, Same Old" - When Wyoming is stabbed by Tucker, Gamma cries out "Reggie!"]]



* GambitRoulette: By the end of the series, it appears that [[spoiler:everything O'Malley, Wyoming, Gamma/Gary and Vic did was for the purpose of acquiring an Alien child and the sword that would elevate him to the status of leader of his race, so that O'Malley could possess the Alien and use his race as a weapon to win the war. The degree of planning and precision this would require, and using Wyoming and Gamma's time-bending powers to send them to the past [[strike: and future]] in order to further manipulate them, is implausibly ridiculous, thus keeping with the tone of the series.]]

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* GambitRoulette: By the end of the series, it appears that [[spoiler:everything O'Malley, Wyoming, Gamma/Gary and Vic did was for the purpose of acquiring an Alien child and the sword that would elevate him to the status of leader of his race, so that O'Malley could possess the Alien and use his race as a weapon to win the war. The degree of planning and precision this would require, and using Wyoming and Gamma's time-bending powers to supposedly send them to into the past [[strike: and future]] past/future in order to further manipulate them, is implausibly ridiculous, thus keeping with the tone of the series.series. Later seasons would however imply that Freelancer Command was serving as their GreaterScopeVillain, giving more credence to the plan's potential success.]]



* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler:Project Freelancer Command, the people who order the Freelancers around from behind the scenes and for whom Omega/O'Malley, Wyoming, and Gamma/Gary are manipulating the main cast for so as to end the Human-Covenant War.]]



* HiredGuns: Tex and Wyoming.
** BountyHunter

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* HiredGuns: Freelancer Agents - as seen with Tex and Wyoming.
Wyoming - largely function as this for the Red and Blue armies.
** BountyHunterBountyHunter: Wyoming seems to be this, with Tex implying that he's a RogueAgent. [[spoiler:Later seasons would heavily imply that he's actually still working for Freelancer Command during the events of ''The Blood Gulch Chronicles'', though, as ''Tex'' was actually the RogueAgent all along]].



* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Used when Church was insisting on using "Doc", and Dufre insisting that it wouldn't catch on. Cue a cut to his character intro for the opening labeling him as "Doc".

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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Used when Church was insisting on using "Doc", and Dufre [=DuFresne=] insisting that it wouldn't catch on. Cue a cut to his character intro for the opening labeling him as "Doc".



** [[spoiler:Crunchbite]] in Season 4.

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** [[spoiler:Crunchbite]] [[spoiler:The Alien/Crunchbite]] in Season 4.



** [[spoiler:Captain Flowers and Wyoming]] in Season 5.

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** [[spoiler:Captain Flowers Flowers, Wyoming, and Wyoming]] Andy the Bomb (along with seemingly Tex, Junior, and Sheila)]] in Season 5.



-->'''Sarge:''' "Simmons, what're they saying?"
-->'''Simons:''' "I have no idea. I can't find the volume on this monitor. And without any sound it just looks like a bunch of helmets bobbing up and down."
-->'''Sarge:''' "Is that how they talk? [[TakeThatUs They look ridiculous!]]"

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-->'''Sarge:''' "Simmons, Simmons, what're they saying?"
-->'''Simons:''' "I
saying?
-->'''Simmons:''' I
have no idea. I can't find the volume on this monitor. And without any sound it just looks like a bunch of helmets bobbing up and down."
down.
-->'''Sarge:''' "Is Is that how they talk? [[TakeThatUs They look ridiculous!]]"ridiculous!]]



* LoveTriangle: Sheila to Lopez and Caboose. [[TriangRelations Type 4]].
** For Caboose, this is also a case of RoboShip.

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* LoveTriangle: Sheila to Lopez and Caboose. [[invoked]] A [[TriangRelations Type 4]].
** For
4]] case with Sheila towards both Lopez and Caboose. And for Caboose, this is also a case of RoboShip.



** Grif may be the patron saint of this, given his state as the physical ButtMonkey and Sarge's constant attempts to put him in harms way. At one point he takes a shotgun round point blank to the chest, and shortly after takes a FiveRoundsRapid to the face, twice. He is fine.

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** Grif may be the patron saint of this, given his state as the physical ButtMonkey and Sarge's constant attempts to put him in harms way. At one point he takes a shotgun round point blank to the chest, and shortly after takes a FiveRoundsRapid to the face, twice. He is fine.perfectly fine throughout the rest of the episode.



** MissionControlIsOffItsMeds

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** MissionControlIsOffItsMedsMissionControlIsOffItsMeds: Vic is also quite clearly crazy and incompetent, and is even implied to [[spoiler:not actually be human in the later seasons]].



** "What happened to Georgia???"



** Church's [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy horrible aim]], especially with the sniper rifle. He usually only hits people by accident, or when the RuleOfFunny makes it possible. In Reconstruction this gets Flanderized to the point that he fires an entire clip at an enemy two feet away and [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments misses every time.]]

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** Church's [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy horrible aim]], especially with the sniper rifle.SniperRifle. He usually only hits people by accident, or when the RuleOfFunny makes it possible. In Reconstruction this gets Flanderized to the point that he fires an entire clip at an enemy two feet away and [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments misses every time.]]



*** People being possessed say "HEEGAKURGURK".

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*** ** People being possessed say "HEEGAKURGURK".



* PapaWolf: A good indicator of Tucker's future CharacterDevelopment and him later [[TookALevelInKindness Taking A Level In Kindness]] is how quickly he starts to dote on and care for Junior (at least in his own way). [[spoiler:Most notably, he ''kills a Freelancer'' once he learns that they plan to kidnap his son and have him possessed by an insane [=A.I.=]]].

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* PapaWolf: A good indicator of Tucker's future CharacterDevelopment and him later [[TookALevelInKindness Taking A Level In Kindness]] is how quickly he starts to dote on and care for Junior (at (well, at least in his own way). [[spoiler:Most notably, he ''kills a Freelancer'' once he learns that they plan to kidnap his son and have him possessed by an insane [=A.I.=]]].



* SeriesFauxnale: Episode 100 "Why Were We Here?", the GrandFinale of the Blood Gulch Chronicles.

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* SeriesFauxnale: Episode 100 "Why Were We Here?", the GrandFinale of the ''The Blood Gulch Chronicles.''


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* SurpriseDownerEnding: "Why Were We Here?". [[spoiler:Tex performs a FaceHeelTurn and reunites with O'Malley to help stop the Great War with Junior, but she, Sheila (who was downloaded aboard Sister's Pelican that she was using), and Junior are all blown up by Andy, killing off a large portion of the series' cast and making it so that [[ShaggyDogStory Church's desperate struggle to save his girlfriend throughout the whole series was utterly pointless]].]]

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* DisproportionateRetribution: This exchange from Episode 35.
--> '''Tucker''': I don't know. I kinda like it. I could get used to calling you Rookie.\\
'''Church''': Oh, yea? Could you get used to me beating you to death?


* CurbStompBattle: Usually any fight that Tex is involved in, including killing Church's teammates in a flashback in Episode Ten, and killing the Battle Creek Zealots in Season 4. Caboose also effortlessly devastates the Zealots once his BerserkButton is pressed. And then there's the Reds vs. the Wyomings in Episode 99.

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* CurbStompBattle: Usually any fight that Tex is involved in, including killing Church's teammates in a flashback in Episode Ten, 10, and killing the Battle Creek Zealots in Season 4. Caboose also effortlessly devastates the Zealots once his BerserkButton is pressed. And then there's the Reds vs. the Wyomings in Episode 99.



** Sister, whose real name is Kaikaina. Kaikaina is the Hawaiian word for "Little Sister", or, more accurately, the Hawaiian word for "[[UnfortunateImplications younger sibling of the same sex]]".

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** [[invoked]] Sister, whose real name is Kaikaina. Kaikaina is the Hawaiian word for "Little Sister", or, more accurately, the Hawaiian word for "[[UnfortunateImplications younger sibling of the same sex]]".



* {{Expy}}: According to WordOfGod, the dynamic between Doc and O'Malley is heavily based after the similar "relationship" between [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Sméagol and Gollum]].



** Red Team

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** Red TeamTeam:



*** Justified, however, as there is a notable shift in his intelligence after Church, Tex, and O'Malley had an explosive firefight in Caboose's mind.

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*** Justified, however, as there is a notable shift in his intelligence after Church, Tex, and O'Malley had an explosive firefight in Caboose's mind. However, later episodes would {{Retcon}} Caboose so that he was ''always'' this insane.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: The Blue Base in Blood Gulch is referred to as "Blood Gulch Outpost Alpha." Later on, [[spoiler:in Season 6, we find out that Church, the leader of Blue Team, is actually an AI designated "Alpha."]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
**
The Blue Base in Blood Gulch is referred to as "Blood Gulch Outpost Alpha." Later on, [[spoiler:in Season 6, ''Reconstruction'', we find out that Church, the leader of Blue Team, is actually an AI designated "Alpha."]]



* HopelessWar: Played for laughs due to the fact that the teams are in a never ending game of Capture the Flag. The creators state that one side exists because the other side exists.

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* HopelessWar: Played for laughs PlayedForLaughs due to the fact that the teams are in a never ending game of Capture the Flag. The creators state that one side exists because the other side exists.



%%** Also, Tucker himself and his "striking metrosexual good looks," as noted by Captain Flowers.

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%%** ** Also, Tucker himself and his "striking metrosexual good looks," as noted by Captain Flowers.



%%* KilledOffForReal:
%%** The Red Zealot in Season 3.
%%** [[spoiler:Crunchbite]] in Season 4.
%%** [[spoiler:York]] in ''Out Of Mind''.
%%** [[spoiler:Captain Flowers and Wyoming]] in Season 5.

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%%* * KilledOffForReal:
%%** ** The Red Zealot in Season 3.
%%** ** [[spoiler:Crunchbite]] in Season 4.
%%** ** [[spoiler:York]] in ''Out Of Mind''.
%%** ** [[spoiler:Captain Flowers and Wyoming]] in Season 5.



** For Caboose, this is also a case of RoboShip.

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** For Caboose, this is also a case of of RoboShip.



*** After this, Tucker's obsession with using the sniper rifle died down significantly. The fact that he found his own badass weapon (the Sword) also had something to do with it.

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*** After this, Tucker's obsession with using the sniper rifle died down significantly. The fact that he found his own badass weapon (the Sword) LaserBlade) also had something to do with it.



** Tucker gets covered in "black stuff" whenever going through teleporters.

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** Tucker gets covered in "black stuff" whenever going he goes through teleporters.a teleporter.



* ShoutOut: [[ReferenceOverdosed So many]] that it's probably not feasible to list all of them.

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* ShoutOut: [[ReferenceOverdosed So many]] that it's probably not feasible to list all of them. [[ShoutOut/RedVsBlue There was an attempt, though]].



** Most famously, Episode Two's "You mean like a puma?"

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** Most famously, Episode Two's 2's "You mean like a puma?"



** A surprise political joke in Season 4.

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** A There's a surprise political joke in Season 4.



-->'''Caboose''': Is he Republican?

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-->'''Caboose''': -->'''Caboose''': ...Is he Republican?



* TwoActStructure: The second half of the ''Chronicles'' is far more plot-oriented (going so far as to induce a {{revision}} of some of the sillier gags from earlier in the series) and ends on a relative downer.

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* TwoActStructure: The second half of the ''Chronicles'' is far more plot-oriented (going so far as to induce a {{revision}} of some of the sillier gags from earlier in the series) and surprisingly ends on a relative downer.



* AndShowItToYou: A variant in Episode 10, where a man is killed with his own skull being used to beat him to death. Except the way [[OnceKilledAManWithANoodleImplement Tex is said to have done this (tearing out the skull of the victim)]] doesn't seem physically possible. (Which were essentially the victim's last words.)

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* AndShowItToYou: A variant in Episode 10, where a man is killed with his own skull being used to beat him to death. Except the way [[OnceKilledAManWithANoodleImplement Tex is said to have done this (tearing out the skull of the victim)]] doesn't seem physically possible. (Which possible (which were essentially the victim's last words.)words).



--> '''Tucker''': That doesn't seem physically possible.
--> '''Church''': That's exactly what Jimmy kept screaming.
--> '''Jimmy''': ''This doesn't seem physically possible!''

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--> '''Tucker''': ''(confused)'' Wait, beating someone to death with their own skull? That doesn't seem physically possible.
--> '''Church''': ''(sadly)'' That's exactly '''exactly''' what Jimmy kept screaming.
--> '''Jimmy''': ''This ''[[LampshadeHanging This doesn't seem physically possible!''possible!]]''



** The first episode directly references ''Halo'', with Grif complaining about being stuck in the canyon after Master Chief brought down the Covenant on his own. The connection to the source material was quietly downplayed once the series started developing its own mythos.
** When Vic appears in Episode 10, he's a more stoic character, voiced by Randall Glass of Warthog Jump. Vic's return in season 2 had him as the quirky and unhelpful MissionControl voiced by Burnie.

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** The first episode directly references ''Halo'', with Grif complaining about being stuck in the canyon after Master Chief brought down the Covenant on his own. The connection to the source material was quietly downplayed once the series started developing its own mythos.
mythos (though the series' source material would be later re-visited come ''Reconstruction'').
** When Vic appears in Episode 10, he's a more stoic character, voiced by Randall Glass of Warthog Jump. Vic's return in season Season 2 had him as the quirky and unhelpful MissionControl voiced by Burnie.Burnie Burns.



'''Caboose:''' I think you are a mean ghost.

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'''Caboose:''' '''Caboose:''' ...I think you are a mean ghost.



-->'''Caboose''': I think it would be ironic if we were all made of iron.

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-->'''Caboose''': I ''I'' think it would be ironic if we were all made of iron.



* EvilTastesGood: Averted:
-->'''O'Malley/[[spoiler:Doc]]''': I will devour their hearts and crap out their souls! They will all taste oblivion!... Which tastes just like Red Bull... Which is disgusting!
* GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler:Caboose getting possessed by O'Malley.]]

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* EvilTastesGood: Averted:
Averted.
-->'''O'Malley/[[spoiler:Doc]]''': I will devour their hearts and crap out their souls! They will all taste oblivion!... [[TakeThat Which tastes just like Red Bull... Bull...]] [[AndThatsTerrible Which is disgusting!
disgusting!]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Church is able to understand Sheila and Lopez's letter in "[=K.I.T. B.F.F.=]" ([[BilingualBonus which is written in binary]]). On the surface, it just seems like it's RuleOfFunny in action, [[RewatchBonus but it makes more sense]] after ''Reconstruction'' would reveal that [[spoiler:Church is the Alpha [=A.I.=], and so it would be pretty logical for him to be able to read binary]].
* GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler:Caboose (and later Doc) getting possessed by O'Malley.]]



* OddNameOut: The two robots [[spoiler:Sarge builds for the blues]] in Episode 38:

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* OddNameOut: The two robots [[spoiler:Sarge builds for the blues]] Blues]] in Episode 38:



* DeadlyDeferredConversation: Blue Team Captain Butch Flowers explains to Church and Tucker that he will tell them the secret of beating the Reds tomorrow... only to die of an aspirin overdose that night. Though as Season 10 reveals, [[spoiler:[[HarsherInHindSight what Flowers might have been trying to tell Church and Tucker was likely more important than they thought]]]].



* TheSlowPath: In season 3, Church becomes trapped in the past and must wait until he catches up to the present...which takes about a thousand years. Fortunately, he has a robot body, which still somehow grows a beard. [[spoiler:However, it could've been from Gary's deceit, since the whole time loop for Church with the bomb really didn't happen.]]

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* TheSlowPath: In season Season 3, Church becomes trapped in the past and must wait until he catches up to the present...which takes about a thousand years. Fortunately, he has a robot body, which still somehow grows a beard. [[spoiler:However, it could've been from Gary's deceit, since the whole time loop for Church with the bomb really didn't happen.]]



** "Make Your Time": The bomb attached to Church blows up and ends up [[spoiler: sending everyone to the future. The only exception is Church himself, who is sent to the past]].

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** "Make Your Time": The bomb attached to Church blows up and ends up [[spoiler: sending [[spoiler:sending everyone to the future. The only exception is Church himself, who is sent to the past]].



'''Tucker:''' [[CatchPhrase Bow Chika Bow Wow]].\\
'''Tex:''' Never mind, Tucker's in front.\\

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'''Tucker:''' [[CatchPhrase Bow Chika Bow Wow]].\\
'''Tex:'''
Wow]]!\\
'''Tex:''' ...
Never mind, Tucker's ''Tucker's'' in front.\\



-->'''Church:''' Dude, I can't! Your sword only works for- [[EurekaMoment Wait a minute.]] ({{Beat}}). There's no ''possible'' way he understands that. Fuck it, give me the sword.

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-->'''Church:''' Dude, I can't! Your sword only works for- [[EurekaMoment Wait a minute.]] ({{Beat}}). There's no ''possible'' way he understands that. Fuck it, give me the sword.sword!



* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:The aliens revive Butch Flowers only for him to be infected by Omega shortly after.]]

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* BackFromTheDead: BackForTheDead: [[spoiler:The aliens revive Butch Flowers only for him to be infected by Omega shortly after.after. He also gets killed again (though for good this time) in "Why Where We Here?".]]



* DeadlyDeferredConversation: Blue Team Captain Butch Flowers explains to Church and Tucker that he will tell them the secret of beating the Reds tomorrow... only to die of an aspirin overdose that night. Though as Season 10 reveals, [[spoiler:[[HarsherInHindSight what Flowers might have been trying to tell Church and Tucker was more important than they thought]]]].

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* DeadlyDeferredConversation: Blue Team Captain Butch Flowers explains DidntThinkThisThrough: [[spoiler:According to Agent Wyoming, Project Freelancer's plan to end the Great War is a ridiculously convoluted case of XanatosSpeedChess ultimately culminating in them infecting Junior with Omega and giving him Tucker's sword, with him then fulfilling a supposed ancient prophecy within the Covenant and having them stop their war with the [=UNSC=]. However, even ignoring how absurdly complex this plan is and how easily it would fall apart when put into practice, Church and Tucker points out that he will tell them even if the secret of beating plan actually works, all it would result in is giving the Reds tomorrow... only ''AnthropomorphicPersonification of UnstoppableRage'' a ProudWarriorRace to die of an aspirin overdose that night. Though as Season 10 reveals, [[spoiler:[[HarsherInHindSight what Flowers might have been trying to tell Church and Tucker was more important than they thought]]]].ravage the Milky Way with at their leisure]].



* {{Foreshadowing}}: The fact that Church wasn't affected by O'Malley possessing him is strange until you realize in hindsight that [[spoiler:it just was a case of the fragment returning to the whole.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: FinalDeath: [[spoiler:How Wyoming is able to be permanently killed in "Same Old, Same Old" and "Repent, the End is Near" - After Tucker stabs the "present" Wyoming and Sheila locks Gary/Gamma behind a firewall on the Pelican, the other Wyomings aren't able to have their Temporal Distortion units work and so any deaths they suffer are permanent]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
**
The fact that Church wasn't affected by O'Malley possessing him is strange until you realize in hindsight that [[spoiler:it just was a case of the an [=A.I.=] fragment returning to the whole.its origin.]]



* MythologyGag: It's heavily implied in the "Fight! Fight!" alternate ending that the story of [[CloudCuckoolander Caboose's life]] was used by {{Creator/Bungie}} as their inspiration for the ''Halo'' franchise.



* PrecisionFStrike: Sarge gives only one F-bomb in the first 5 seasons, in Episode 92.

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* PapaWolf: A good indicator of Tucker's future CharacterDevelopment and him later [[TookALevelInKindness Taking A Level In Kindness]] is how quickly he starts to dote on and care for Junior (at least in his own way). [[spoiler:Most notably, he ''kills a Freelancer'' once he learns that they plan to kidnap his son and have him possessed by an insane [=A.I.=]]].
* PrecisionFStrike: Sarge gives only one F-bomb in the first 5 five seasons, in Episode 92.



* TheReveal: Most of the season is spent trying to locate O'Malley after he jumps from Doc until he turns out in "The Wrong Crowd" to have infected [[spoiler:Butch Flowers]].

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* TheReveal: Most of the season is spent trying to locate O'Malley after he jumps from Doc until he turns out in "The Wrong Crowd" to have infected [[spoiler:Butch Flowers]].[[spoiler:a resurrected Captain Butch Flowers]].
* RiddleForTheAges: We never learn who assassinated [[spoiler:Captain Flowers]] in "Why Were We Here?". [[spoiler:However, we would eventually get an answer '''11''' seasons later in ''The Shisno Paradox'', with it being due to a [=time-traveling=] Tucker accidentally screwing up with his Sniper Rifle]].



* SeriesFauxnale: Episode 100, the finale of the Blood Gulch Chronicles.

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* SeriesFauxnale: Episode 100, 100 "Why Were We Here?", the finale GrandFinale of the Blood Gulch Chronicles.



* WhamEpisode: The Series Finale (SeriesFauxnale?) and Episode 100, "Why Were We Here?": [[spoiler: Tex betrays the others to help Omega, forcing Church to use Andy to blow her up, along with Junior.]]

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* WhamEpisode: The Series Finale (SeriesFauxnale?) and Episode SeriesFauxnale[=/=]Episode 100, "Why Were We Here?": [[spoiler: Tex [[spoiler:Tex betrays the others to help Omega, forcing Church Sarge to use Andy to blow her up, along with Junior.]]


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* WhamEpisode: The Series Finale (SeriesFauxnale?) and Episode 100, "Why Were We Here?": [[spoiler: Tex betrays the others to help Omega, forcing Church to use Andy to blow her up, along with Junior.]]

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