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* EnemyCivilWar: After stealing the Fuse for himself, [[spoiler:Fable]] recruits half of Raven's number over to his side. In the Jodhpur Stronghold Overstrike 9 actually arrives at the start of a full-scale assault on Raven's position by [[spoiler:Fable]]'s men. [[YouAllLookFamiliar Not that it's easy to tell]].
* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:Senator William Fable]] is revealed to be working with Raven at the end of the first mission.

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* EnemyCivilWar: After stealing the Fuse for himself, [[spoiler:Fable]] recruits half of Raven's number over to his side. In the Jodhpur Stronghold Stronghold, Overstrike 9 actually arrives at the start of a full-scale assault on Raven's position by [[spoiler:Fable]]'s men. [[YouAllLookFamiliar Not that it's easy to tell]].
* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:Senator William Fable]] is revealed to be working with Raven at the end of the first mission. [[spoiler:Later, it's revealed that he's actually working for a group that's [[EvilerThanThou worse than Raven]]]].


'''''FUSE''''', developed by Creator/InsomniacGames, is a [[CoOpMultiplayer Co-Op]] ThirdPersonShooter released on May 28, 2013 for the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} and UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and published by Creator/ElectronicArts. It has the distinction of being Insomniac's first [[MultiPlatform multi-platform game]]. Set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, ''FUSE'' follows the exploits of [[TheSquad Overstrike 9]], a four-man team of operatives who's routine assignment quickly turns into a weapons theft by [[PrivateMilitaryContractors a mercenary group called Raven]], forcing them into a race around the globe to contain a weapon that could, in the wrong hands, [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt wipe out all of civilization]].

Much of the game's story and mechanics revolve around [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum an alien substance known as]] [[TitleDrop Fuse]], which is able to bond ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOntheTin or "fuse", if you will]]) with any element, ''drastically'' changing it's properties. In gameplay this takes the form of [[SuperPrototype Xenotech Weaponry]], a special primary weapon unique to each member of Overstrike 9 that they acquire early on. As per Insomniac's usual [[SignatureStyle modus operanti]], each weapon is [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon varying levels of both crazy and awesome]]. Beyond Xenotech the rest of the game's arsenal is limited to [[StandardFPSGuns basic, generic weaponry]].

Gameplay follows the usual third person cover-based shooter routine, but with the addition of [[RPGElements character leveling and perk progression]] for each agent as well as the ability to [[BodySurf "LEAP" between agents]] in the middle of combat ''at will'' as long as they aren't controlled by another player. Though intended as a Co-Op game, all four team members of Overstrike 9 are always present, and those not controlled by players are instead taken over by the game's AI. [[ArtificialStupidity The quality of your AI squadmates is debatable]].

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'''''FUSE''''', developed by Creator/InsomniacGames, ''Fuse'' is a [[CoOpMultiplayer Co-Op]] ThirdPersonShooter developed by Creator/InsomniacGames, published by Creator/ElectronicArts, and released on May 28, 2013 for the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} UsefulNotes/Xbox360 and UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and published by Creator/ElectronicArts.UsefulNotes/PlayStation3. It has the distinction of being Insomniac's first [[MultiPlatform multi-platform game]]. Set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, ''FUSE'' ''Fuse'' follows the exploits of [[TheSquad Overstrike 9]], a four-man team of operatives who's whose routine assignment quickly turns into a weapons theft by [[PrivateMilitaryContractors a mercenary group called Raven]], forcing them into a race around the globe to contain a weapon that could, in the wrong hands, [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt wipe out all of civilization]].

Much of the game's story and mechanics revolve around [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum an alien substance known as]] [[TitleDrop Fuse]], which is able to bond ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOntheTin ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin or "fuse", if you will]]) with any element, ''drastically'' drastically changing it's its properties. In gameplay gameplay, this takes the form of [[SuperPrototype Xenotech Weaponry]], a special primary weapon unique to each member of Overstrike 9 that they acquire early on. As per Insomniac's usual [[SignatureStyle modus operanti]], each weapon is [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon varying levels of both crazy and awesome]]. Beyond Xenotech Xenotech, the rest of the game's arsenal is limited to [[StandardFPSGuns basic, generic weaponry]].

Gameplay follows the usual third person cover-based shooter routine, but with the addition of [[RPGElements character leveling and perk progression]] for each agent as well as the ability to [[BodySurf "LEAP" between agents]] in the middle of combat ''at will'' at will as long as they aren't controlled by another player. Though intended as a Co-Op co-op game, all four team members of Overstrike 9 are always present, and those not controlled by players are instead taken over by the game's AI. [[ArtificialStupidity The quality of your AI squadmates is debatable]].



* Dalton Brooks, TheLeader and [[TheBigGuy resident big guy]] of the group. He served [[GrizzledVeteran three tours in the Marines]] and spent time with Raven before being recruited by Overstrike. His weapons is the '''Magshield''', a handheld DeflectorShield that can be used as movable cover that can also fire off concussive blasts at close-range.
* Naya Deveraux, the British [[ProfessionalKiller assassin]] [[WellDoneSonGuy with daddy issues]]. She is equipped with the '''Warp Rifle''', an assault rifle that "paints" targets [[UnrealisticBlackHole and sucks into singularities]] as well as [[InvisibilityCloak cloaking abilities]].
* Jacob Kimble, a former CowboyCop detective for the LAPD and the squad's marksman. His weapon is the '''Arcshot''', a long-range crossbow that shoots bolts of Fuse-augmented Mercury that [[ImMelting ''melts enemies alive'']].
* Isabelle "Izzy" Sinclair, the squad's rebellious, [[FieryRedhead redheaded]] PlayfulHacker. She is equipped with the '''Shattergun''' an assault rifle that encases enemies in crystal for a short time. She also fills the role of TheMedic as she can deploy a Med Beacon that can revive and heal teammates.

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* Dalton Brooks, TheLeader and [[TheBigGuy resident big guy]] of the group. He served [[GrizzledVeteran three tours in the Marines]] and spent time with Raven before being recruited by Overstrike. His weapons weapon is the '''Magshield''', Magshield, a handheld DeflectorShield that can be used as movable cover that can also fire off concussive blasts at close-range.
* Naya Deveraux, the British [[ProfessionalKiller assassin]] [[WellDoneSonGuy with daddy issues]]. She is equipped with the '''Warp Rifle''', Warp Rifle, an assault rifle that "paints" targets [[UnrealisticBlackHole and sucks into singularities]] as well as [[InvisibilityCloak cloaking abilities]].
* Jacob Kimble, a former CowboyCop detective for the LAPD and the squad's marksman. His weapon is the '''Arcshot''', Arcshot, a long-range crossbow that shoots bolts of Fuse-augmented Mercury that [[ImMelting ''melts melts enemies alive'']].
alive]].
* Isabelle "Izzy" Sinclair, the squad's rebellious, [[FieryRedhead redheaded]] PlayfulHacker. She is equipped with the '''Shattergun''' Shattergun, an assault rifle that encases enemies in crystal for a short time. She also fills the role of TheMedic as she can deploy a Med Beacon that can revive and heal teammates.





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* {{Cliffhanger}}: [[spoiler: After killing Fable in the Grigori Space Station, the team escapes in a transport ship but their ship is hit by debris, leaving them unconscious. Meanwhile, we hear Oculous and his contractor talk about the ramifications of Fable's Munich terrorist attack and the future government cover-up story, then Dalton wakes up... with yellow FUSE veins on his face.]]
* TheConspiracy: [[spoiler:The Order, which Senator William Fable is working for. They plan to use FUSE to bring world peace...by threatening destruction against those who don't submit to them.]]

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* {{Cliffhanger}}: [[spoiler: After killing Fable in the Grigori Space Station, the team escapes in a transport ship but their ship is hit by debris, leaving them unconscious. Meanwhile, we hear Oculous Oculus and his contractor talk about the ramifications of Fable's Munich terrorist attack and the future government cover-up story, then Dalton wakes up... with yellow FUSE Fuse veins on his face.]]
* TheConspiracy: [[spoiler:The Order, which Senator William Fable is working for. They plan to use FUSE Fuse to bring world peace...by threatening destruction against those who don't submit to them.]]



** Naya was trained to be an assassin from childhood by her father Luther, with her first kill being a retired M16 agent that attempted to write and publish a memoir of his life in the agency.

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** Naya was trained to be an assassin from childhood by her father Luther, with her first kill being a retired M16 [=MI6=] agent that attempted to write and publish a memoir of his life in the agency.



* DefectorFromDecadence: Dalton used to work for Raven, until Meilin (his lover at the time) framed him of unwanted collateral damage during an assassination mission. He was demoted and subsequently quitted in anger, even Raven felt they screw him over when they discovered that Meilin framed him just to avoid punishment for her actions years later.

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* DefectorFromDecadence: Dalton used to work for Raven, until Meilin (his lover at the time) framed him of unwanted collateral damage during an assassination mission. He was demoted and subsequently quitted in anger, even anger. Even Raven felt they screw screwed him over when they discovered that Meilin framed him just to avoid punishment for her actions years later.



* EnemyCivilWar: After stealing the Fuse for himself [[spoiler:Fable]] recruits half of Raven's number over to his side. In the Jodhpur Stronghold Overstrike 9 actually arrives at the start of a full-scale assault on Raven's position by [[spoiler:Fable]]'s men. [[YouAllLookFamiliar Not that it's easy to tell]].

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* EnemyCivilWar: After stealing the Fuse for himself himself, [[spoiler:Fable]] recruits half of Raven's number over to his side. In the Jodhpur Stronghold Overstrike 9 actually arrives at the start of a full-scale assault on Raven's position by [[spoiler:Fable]]'s men. [[YouAllLookFamiliar Not that it's easy to tell]].



%% * FieryRedhead: Izzy
%% * [[OneManArmy Four Man Army]]
* FormFittingWardrobe: Initially [[AvertedTrope averted]], while Naya and Izzy default outfit is a baggy military pants & sweater/jacket combo, some of their unlockeable outfits are very form fitting, ''especially'' Meilin Mao's catsuit.
* FutureCopter: The Whistler and Maelstrom which are fast moving VTOL style attack craft. Oddly enough, the Whistler appears alongside the Bloodhawk, which is a just mildly futuristic helicopter with contra-rotating rotors.

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%% * FieryRedhead: Izzy
%% * [[OneManArmy Four Man Army]]
Izzy.
* FormFittingWardrobe: Initially [[AvertedTrope averted]], while Naya and Izzy Izzy's default outfit is a baggy military pants & and sweater/jacket combo, some of their unlockeable unlockable outfits are very form fitting, ''especially'' Meilin Mao's catsuit.
* FutureCopter: The Whistler and Maelstrom which are fast moving VTOL style fast-moving VTOL-style attack craft. Oddly enough, the Whistler appears alongside the Bloodhawk, which is a just mildly futuristic helicopter with contra-rotating rotors.



%% * OneManArmy



* SuperPrototype: Overstike 9's Xenotech weapons. As the game goes on Raven personnel are seen using xenotech weapons of their own, but they don't even come ''close'' to matching the power of the original Hyperion prototypes.
* TakeCover: Fuse is ''very'' much a cover-based shooter. In fact, the game offers little else.

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* SuperPrototype: Overstike Overstrike 9's Xenotech weapons. As the game goes on on, Raven personnel are seen using xenotech weapons of their own, but they don't even come ''close'' to matching the power of the original Hyperion prototypes.
* TakeCover: Fuse ''Fuse'' is ''very'' much a cover-based shooter. In fact, the game offers little else.



* [[WeUsedToBeFriends We Use To Be Lovers]]: During his time with Raven, Dalton and Meilin Mao were dating. They were technically ''still'' dating when Raven ordered Mao to assassinate Dalton after he left the organization.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:The Order plans to eliminate war and bring world peace by using {{Kill Sat}}s equipped with FUSE missiles to force the world's governments to accept their rule.]]

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* [[WeUsedToBeFriends We Use To Be Lovers]]: WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:The Order plans to eliminate war and bring world peace by using {{Kill Sat}}s equipped with Fuse missiles to force the world's governments to accept their rule.]]
* WeUsedToBeFriends:
During his time with Raven, Dalton and Meilin Mao were dating. They were technically ''still'' dating when Raven ordered Mao to assassinate Dalton after he left the organization.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:The Order plans to eliminate war and bring world peace by using {{Kill Sat}}s equipped with FUSE missiles to force the world's governments to accept their rule.]]
organization.

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* GenderEqualEnsemble: Dalton and Jacob as the males, and Naya and Izzy as the females, in the team Overstrike 9.


* BandOfBrothers: Despite the [[VitrolicBestBuds ribbing]] they give each other, the members of Overstrike 9 are very loyal to each other.

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* BandOfBrothers: Despite the [[VitrolicBestBuds [[VitriolicBestBuds ribbing]] they give each other, the members of Overstrike 9 are very loyal to each other.


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%% * BandOfBrothersBandOfBrothers: Despite the [[VitrolicBestBuds ribbing]] they give each other, the members of Overstrike 9 are very loyal to each other.


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* TheConspiracy: [[spoiler:The Order, which Senator William Fable is working for. They plan to use FUSE to bring world peace...by threatening destruction against those who don't submit to them.]]


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* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:The Order plans to eliminate war and bring world peace by using {{Kill Sat}}s equipped with FUSE missiles to force the world's governments to accept their rule.]]


* AttackItsWeakPoint: All of the bosses suffer from this to varying degrees.
* BandOfBrothers

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%% * AttackItsWeakPoint: All of the bosses suffer from this to varying degrees.
%% * BandOfBrothers



* BeamSpam: The Maelstrom. Sovlenko during his boss battle also counts.

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%% * BeamSpam: BeamSpam:
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The Maelstrom. Maelstrom.
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Sovlenko during his boss battle also counts.



* DeadpanSnarker: ''All'' of Overstrike 9, but Dalton wins by a long shot.

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%% * DeadpanSnarker: ''All'' of Overstrike 9, but Dalton wins by a long shot.



* DeflectorShields:
** Dalton's Magshield. Later in the game enemy Riot Troopers replace their riot shields with these as well.
** Raven's Elite Soldiers are covered head-to-toe in blue shields and can only be damaged by Xenotech weaponry.

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* DeflectorShields:
DeflectorShields: Raven's Elite Soldiers are covered head-to-toe in blue shields and can only be damaged by Xenotech weaponry.
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** Dalton's Magshield. Later in the game enemy Riot Troopers replace their riot shields with these as well.
** Raven's Elite Soldiers are covered head-to-toe in blue shields and can only be damaged by Xenotech weaponry.
well.



* FacelessGoons: All of Raven's soldiers are this.
* FieryRedhead: Izzy
* [[OneManArmy Four Man Army]]

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%% * FacelessGoons: All of Raven's soldiers are this.
%% * FieryRedhead: Izzy
%% * [[OneManArmy Four Man Army]]



* InvisibilityCloak: Naya's special ability.

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%% * InvisibilityCloak: Naya's special ability.



* MiniMecha: Several appear:
** The Raven Leadfire, Leadfoot and Leadshots are part PoweredArmor, part ''bullet sponge''.
** The Enforcer is also an example, but that one is just a straight-up robot rather than powered armour.
** Then there's [[spoiler:Fable]] in the final boss battle.
* MissionControl: Oculus, Overstrike 9's apparent employer, acts as this.

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%% * MiniMecha: Several appear:
%% ** The Raven Leadfire, Leadfoot and Leadshots are part PoweredArmor, part ''bullet sponge''.
%% ** The Enforcer is also an example, but that one is just a straight-up robot rather than powered armour.
%% ** Then there's [[spoiler:Fable]] in the final boss battle.
%% * MissionControl: Oculus, Overstrike 9's apparent employer, acts as this.



* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Some of the Takedowns and Stealth Kills are this, with some more brutal than others.

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%% * NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Some of the Takedowns and Stealth Kills are this, with some more brutal than others.



* RegeneratingHealth
* SpyCatsuit: One is worn by Meilin Mao. It can be unlocked for both Naya in Izzy.

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%% * RegeneratingHealth
%% * SpyCatsuit: One is worn by Meilin Mao. It can be unlocked for both Naya in Izzy.



* TheUnseen: Oculus.
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: Oculus.

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%% * TheUnseen: Oculus.
%% * VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: Oculus.


* ZergRush: Most large-scale firefights involves Raven [[WeHaveReserves throwing lots of guys at the players at once]]. The worst offenders are the Seekers, which are small insect-like robots that attack in swarms and can climb along the walls and ceiling.

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* ZergRush: Most large-scale firefights involves Raven [[WeHaveReserves throwing lots of guys at the players at once]]. The worst offenders are the Seekers, which are small insect-like robots that attack in swarms and can climb along the walls and ceiling.ceiling.
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'''''FUSE''''', developed by Creator/InsomniacGames, is a [[CoOpMultiplayer Co-Op]] ThirdPersonShooter released on May 28, 2013 for the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}}} and UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and published by Creator/ElectronicArts. It has the distinction of being Insomniac's first [[MultiPlatform multi-platform game]]. Set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, ''FUSE'' follows the exploits of [[TheSquad Overstrike 9]], a four-man team of operatives who's routine assignment quickly turns into a weapons theft by [[PrivateMilitaryContractors a mercenary group called Raven]], forcing them into a race around the globe to contain a weapon that could, in the wrong hands, [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt wipe out all of civilization]].

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'''''FUSE''''', developed by Creator/InsomniacGames, is a [[CoOpMultiplayer Co-Op]] ThirdPersonShooter released on May 28, 2013 for the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}}} 360}} and UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and published by Creator/ElectronicArts. It has the distinction of being Insomniac's first [[MultiPlatform multi-platform game]]. Set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, ''FUSE'' follows the exploits of [[TheSquad Overstrike 9]], a four-man team of operatives who's routine assignment quickly turns into a weapons theft by [[PrivateMilitaryContractors a mercenary group called Raven]], forcing them into a race around the globe to contain a weapon that could, in the wrong hands, [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt wipe out all of civilization]].


* DefectorFromDecadence: Dalton used to work for Raven, until they tried to kill him.

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* DefectorFromDecadence: Dalton used to work for Raven, until Meilin (his lover at the time) framed him of unwanted collateral damage during an assassination mission. He was demoted and subsequently quitted in anger, even Raven felt they tried screw him over when they discovered that Meilin framed him just to kill him.avoid punishment for her actions years later.



* FormFittingWardrobe: Initially [[AvertedTrope averted]], while Naya and Izzy default outfit is a baggy military pants & sweater/jacket combo, some of their unlockeable outfits are very form fitting, ''specially'' Meilin Mao's catsuit.

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* FormFittingWardrobe: Initially [[AvertedTrope averted]], while Naya and Izzy default outfit is a baggy military pants & sweater/jacket combo, some of their unlockeable outfits are very form fitting, ''specially'' ''especially'' Meilin Mao's catsuit.


* DarkAndTroubledPast: Before joining Overstrike 9, Jacob was a LAPD detective that eventually became a ruthless vigilante.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: DarkAndTroubledPast:
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Before joining Overstrike 9, Jacob was a LAPD detective that eventually became a ruthless vigilante.


* {{Cliffhanger}}: [[spoiler: After killing Fable in the Grigori Space Station, the team escapes in a transport ship but their ship is knocked by debris, leaving them unconscious. Meanwhile, Oculous and his contrator talk about the ramifications of Fable's Munich terrorist attack and the future government cover-up story, then Dalton wakes up... with yellow FUSE veins on his face.]]

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* {{Cliffhanger}}: [[spoiler: After killing Fable in the Grigori Space Station, the team escapes in a transport ship but their ship is knocked hit by debris, leaving them unconscious. Meanwhile, we hear Oculous and his contrator contractor talk about the ramifications of Fable's Munich terrorist attack and the future government cover-up story, then Dalton wakes up... with yellow FUSE veins on his face.]]



** Naya was trained to be an assassin from childhood by her father Luther, with her first kill being a retired M16 agent that attempted to write and publish a memoir of his life in the agency.



* DegradedBoss: Fairly common.
* EnemyCivilWar: After stealing the Fuse for himself Fable recruits half of Raven's number over to his side. In the Jodhpur Stronghold Overstrike 9 actually arrives at the start of a full-scale assault on Raven's position by Fable's men. [[YouAllLookFamiliar Not that it's easy to tell]].
* EvilAllAlong: Senator William Fable is revealed to be working with Raven at the end of the first mission.

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* DegradedBoss: Fairly common.
The three different mech suits are first introduced as a big deal in the first three missions, but later are used many times as mini-bosses with slightly less health in the last two missions.
* EnemyCivilWar: After stealing the Fuse for himself Fable [[spoiler:Fable]] recruits half of Raven's number over to his side. In the Jodhpur Stronghold Overstrike 9 actually arrives at the start of a full-scale assault on Raven's position by Fable's [[spoiler:Fable]]'s men. [[YouAllLookFamiliar Not that it's easy to tell]].
* EvilAllAlong: Senator [[spoiler:Senator William Fable Fable]] is revealed to be working with Raven at the end of the first mission.



* FormFittingWardrobe: Initially [[AvertedTrope averted]], while Naya and Izzy default outfit is a baggy military pants & sweater/jacket combo, some of their unlockeable outfits are very form fitting, ''specially'' Meilin Mao's catsuit.



* MsFanservice: Meilin Lin due to her tight military catsuit.

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* MsFanservice: Meilin Lin Mao due to her tight military catsuit.catsuit. Her catsuit can be unlocked for both Naya and Izzy, making them this too.



* PunchClockHero: Overstrike 9 is amoral to an extent (most notably Naya and Izzy) but they still have some standards and the moment the world is in danger, they go to save it... and get paid afterwards.

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* PunchClockHero: Overstrike 9 is amoral to an extent (most notably Naya and Izzy) Izzy, with the former joining Overstrike just to find her father and the latter just for the money) but they still have some standards and the moment the world is in danger, they go to save it... and get paid afterwards.

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