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* BigNameFan: In universe. Bob Page is a huge fan of Thomas Aquinas, the monk who wrote the ''Summa Theologiae''. If you have an idea what it was all about, Page's end goal ambitions are rather explicitly spelled out for you.


* VillianousFriendship: Between Anna and Gunther.

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* VillianousFriendship: VillainousFriendship: Between Anna and Gunther.


* GeniusBruiser: JC Denton, while possibly [[spoiler:and at least [[TykeBomb built to be]]]] a killing machine, at more than a few points, such as with the bartender in China and with [[spoiler:Morpheus]], is quite able to sit down and talk philosophy.

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* GeniusBruiser: JC Denton, while possibly [[spoiler:and at least [[TykeBomb built to be]]]] a killing machine, at more than a few points, such as with the bartender in China and with [[spoiler:Morpheus]], Morpheus, is quite able to sit down and talk philosophy.


* GeniusBruiser: JC Denton, while possibly [[spoiler:and at least [[TykeBomb built to be]]]] a killing machine, at more than a few points, such as with the bartender in China and with Morpheus, is quite able to sit down and talk philosophy.

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* GeniusBruiser: JC Denton, while possibly [[spoiler:and at least [[TykeBomb built to be]]]] a killing machine, at more than a few points, such as with the bartender in China and with Morpheus, [[spoiler:Morpheus]], is quite able to sit down and talk philosophy.


* DeusEstMachina: One of the endings for both games, although it requires a merger with a willing human element (found in [[spoiler: JC Denton]].

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* DeusEstMachina: One of the endings for both games, although it requires a merger with a willing human element (found in [[spoiler: JC Denton]].Denton]]).


* GameplayAndStorySegregation: The endings seem to have been rendered before the last level was finalized. Characters ask things which they should already know; JC asks who and what Helios is; Bob Page asks what's happening even thought moments before he was begging JC not to overload the complex; JC asks the true identity of The Organization, even though previous radio messages have clearly referred to it as The Illuminati.

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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: The endings seem to have been rendered before the last level was finalized. Characters ask things which that they should already know; JC asks who and what Helios is; Bob Page asks what's happening even thought though moments before he was begging JC not to overload the complex; JC asks the true identity of The Organization, even though previous radio messages have clearly referred to it as The the Illuminati.



* GatelessGhetto: Actually a ''part of the backstory'', as New York has passed, and the Supreme Court [[UsefulNotes/AmericanPoliticalSystem upheld the Constitutionality of]] (despite the Justice being quoted mentioning nothing about the Constitution and merely saying freedom should be given up for security), laws allowing giant walls to be erected around high-crime areas.

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* GatelessGhetto: Actually a ''part of the backstory'', as New York has passed, and the Supreme Court [[UsefulNotes/AmericanPoliticalSystem upheld the Constitutionality constitutionality of]] (despite the Justice justice being quoted mentioning nothing about the Constitution and merely saying freedom should be given up for security), laws allowing giant walls to be erected around high-crime areas.


* FallenStatesOfAmerica: The US is pretty much a third world country in the game. Homeless people are a common sight, and everything seems run-down. WordOfGod says to imagine the cities if their ghettos were the entire city rather than just a section. There are several references to the United Nations having the United States under it's authority, such as in a article where it states that the President payed the country's dues to them despite Congress refusal. This is mostly due to [[spoiler:[=MJ12=]'s machinations]] to gain more power.

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* FallenStatesOfAmerica: The US U.S. is pretty much a third world country in the game. Homeless people are a common sight, and everything seems run-down. WordOfGod says to imagine the cities if their ghettos were the entire city rather than just a section. There are several references to the United Nations having the United States under it's its authority, such as in a an article where it that states that the President payed president paid the country's dues to them it despite Congress Congress' refusal. This is mostly due to [[spoiler:[=MJ12=]'s machinations]] to gain more power.


* BoozeBasedBuff: Any alcoholic drink will net you two points of health, at the cost of blurred vision for a set amount of time. While this may seem small, if you find your way into the backroom of a bar, or collect enough bottles of alcohol that are lying around (which are alot) you can have a poor-man's health pack, at the cost of temporary blurred vision.

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* BoozeBasedBuff: Any alcoholic drink will net you two points of health, at the cost of blurred vision for a set amount of time. While this may seem small, if you find your way into the backroom of a bar, bar or collect enough bottles of alcohol that are lying around (which are alot) a lot), you can have a poor-man's poor man's health pack, at the cost of temporary blurred vision.

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The [[spoiler: Illuminati]] ending shows brief glimpses of what Alex, Carter, Reyes, and Tracer Tong are up to after the game's finale. The other two endings don't show the aftermath of J.C.'s final decision, largely because they're considerably more world-changing, while the [[spoiler: Illuminati]] ending is much more of a return to the status quo.


** Silhouette allegedly C4'ed the Art/StatueOfLiberty because they felt France was wrong to give her to us. [[spoiler: It's implied Majestic 12 did it to pin the blame on them.]]

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** Silhouette allegedly C4'ed the Art/StatueOfLiberty because they felt France was wrong to give her to us.the USA. [[spoiler: It's implied Majestic 12 did it to pin the blame on them.]]


* ThoseTwoBadGuys: [[HugeGuyTinyGirl Anna and Gunther]], quirky [[AxCrazy psychopathic]] cyborg soldiers and close friends in life.



* VillianousFriendship: Between Anna and Gunther.



* YouALLLookFamiliar: Despite the fair amount of model diversity, the facial textures are virtually universally used, having some weird effects... Such as making the 23 year old JC Denton look 45.

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* YouALLLookFamiliar: YouAllLookFamiliar: Despite the fair amount of model diversity, the facial textures are virtually universally used, having some weird effects... Such as making the 23 year old JC Denton look 45.


* ArcNumber: [[Literature/{{Fahrenheit451}} 451]].

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* ArcNumber: [[Literature/{{Fahrenheit451}} 451]].451, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTVBSxnwiCo&t=747 the keycode used to enter Looking Glass offices back in the day.


* WeCanRuleTogether: While Bob Page is a SmugSnake most of the time, [[VillainousBreakdown he gets more desperate and pleading]] when it looks like JC may succeed in stopping him.

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* WeCanRuleTogether: WeCanRuleTogether:
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While Bob Page is a SmugSnake most of the time, [[VillainousBreakdown he gets more desperate and pleading]] when it looks like JC may succeed in stopping him.


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** The Illuminati remnants are just a bit more successful at this ploy, with Morgan Everett wanting JC to join them to usher in a new era of Illuminati rule. [[spoiler:The Illuminati ending shows this is successful, with JC planning alongside Morgan.]]

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* WeCanRuleTogether: While Bob Page is a SmugSnake most of the time, [[VillainousBreakdown he gets more desperate and pleading]] when it looks like JC may succeed in stopping him.
-->'''Bob Page:''' "Alright, I get the picture. You want a piece of the pie, or you'll throw the whole pie out of the window. Fair enough. You can have anything you want. How about Europe? Your own continent. Just let me complete my preparations."

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* AmmoUsingMeleeWeapon: The riot prod stuns and knocks out enemies with electricity, and requires one prod charger per use, with a 4 round clip.

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