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* MisaimedRealism: Aircraft have realistic takeoff runs and turning, but ''don't'' have yaw control. This tends to result in large amounts of driving off runways because the player tried to correct their angle during the run up the runway and didn't get up to speed, and / or hopelessly hanging planes up on the scenery while trying to make simple taxiing turns.


* TheAllSeeingAI:
** Doing anything that causes heat instantly alerts the guards to your current location, regardless of where the thing that alerted them actually happened. This goes even if you just detonated a remote charge from the top of a building on the opposite side of town.
** Depends, sometimes; hop in a military vehicle outside of town after blowing anything up and the most they'll do is go into suspicion - though if they do see you while you're in that vehicle, all bets are off.
** They'll even come after you for stuff you didn't do, say if something is accidentally destroyed by someone else crashing into it.



-->'''Panay''': Prepare to meet your demise at the hands of... ''my ninja''!\\
'''Rico''': I ''hate'' ninjas...

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-->'''Panay''': -->'''Panay:''' Prepare to meet your demise at the hands of... ''my ninja''!\\
'''Rico''': '''Rico:''' I ''hate'' ninjas...



--> '''Rico''': "Considering the value of the Panauan buck, shooting you would have been more expensive."

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--> '''Rico''': "Considering '''Rico:''' Considering the value of the Panauan buck, shooting you would have been more expensive."



* TheSyndicate: The Roaches are this.



* StupidJetpackHitler: Okay, not Nazi Germany, but... [[spoiler:the northwest island in the 2nd game which if you try to fly a plane there, will cause a bright flash following by your plane exploding,]] contains Imperial Japan's EM tower weapon, something way too advanced to be constructed in WWII. [[AluminumChristmasTrees They never got past the testing stages.]]
** Those guys also have modern weapons, which would be alright if they didn't also have HELICOPTERS.

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* StupidJetpackHitler: Okay, not Nazi Germany, but... [[spoiler:the northwest island in the 2nd game which if you try to fly a plane there, will cause a bright flash following by your plane exploding,]] contains Imperial Japan's EM tower weapon, something way too advanced to be constructed in WWII. [[AluminumChristmasTrees They never got past the testing stages. Those guys also have modern weapons, which would be alright if they didn't also have HELICOPTERS.]]
** Those guys also have modern weapons, which would be alright if they didn't also have HELICOPTERS.* StupidStatementDanceMix: A non-spoken variant: the Chevalier Ice Breaker, a free DLC vehicle, is a weaponized version of its fellow ice cream truck, the Chevalier Piazza IX. Rather than a horn, it plays a modified version of the Piazza's ice cream truck jingle, edited to the backing of a funky beat.



* TheSyndicate: The Roaches are this.



* TheAllSeeingAI:
** Doing anything that causes heat instantly alerts the guards to your current location, regardless of where the thing that alerted them actually happened. This goes even if you just detonated a remote charge from the top of a building on the opposite side of town.
** Depends, sometimes; hop in a military vehicle outside of town after blowing anything up and the most they'll do is go into suspicion - though if they do see you while you're in that vehicle, all bets are off.
** They'll even come after you for stuff you didn't do, say if something is accidentally destroyed by someone else crashing into it.



* VideogameCrueltyPotential: Thanks to the improved grappling hook, ''Just Cause 2'' has almost limitless options for being completely sadistic towards your enemies.

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* VideogameCrueltyPotential: VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Thanks to the improved grappling hook, ''Just Cause 2'' has almost limitless options for being completely sadistic towards your enemies.


** Thankfully, Santossi managed to turn this around by giving a RousingSpeech at the end, [[DareToBeBadass crying out for the people]] [[LaResistance to take arms against the oppressors]], which is even more awesome in the fact [[SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct in that her voice didn't seem to comically trip on itself like the rest of the game]].

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** Thankfully, Santossi Bolo managed to turn this around by giving a RousingSpeech at the end, [[DareToBeBadass crying out for the people]] [[LaResistance to take arms against the oppressors]], which is even more awesome in the fact [[SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct in that her voice didn't seem to comically trip on itself like the rest of the game]].


* QuicksandBox: Panau is so huge that even the developers agree it may be too big for some players to handle. Hence, the strictest collection achievement only requires you get 75% of the map. Pity the person who needs to hundred-percent driving all the vehicles, though!

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* DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch: The Panau soldiers sometimes blurt "Now you're gonna die, cibai!" That last word is a common slang in Malaysia and Singapore (which Panau is based on), and the equivalent to "cunt" in English. For comparison the harshest English words used in the game are "bitch", "ass" and "whore"; while "shit" and "fuck" are not present until [[VideoGame/JustCause3 the third game]].


* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: Everything involving the grappling hook. The first game tried to avoid this by making it relatively realistic (it connects to vehicles because it's a rare-earth magnet, and it's mounted on a gun body for better stability), but it was also quite hampered by this (it can ''only'' connect to vehicles, cannot be used at any time, and equipping it prevents you from using a two-handed weapon). In ''Just Cause 2'', any semblance of realism was dropped, and the versatility of the grapple immediately spiked.
* AirborneAircraftCarrier: [[IncrediblyLamePun The Mile High Club]], which is essentially a luxury cruise ship with wings and engines suspended from a pair of massive zeppelins, possesses a small helipad, and a rear hangar for a single jet aircraft. Planes don't so much ''take'' off... it's more ''fall'' off, and pull up before you hit the ground. Fortunately, as the name implies, it is ''very'' high up. Don't bother trying to land on it with any kind of plane, of course.

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* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: Everything involving the grappling hook. The first game tried to avoid this by making it relatively realistic (it connects to vehicles because it's a rare-earth magnet, and it's mounted on a gun body for better stability), but it was also quite hampered by this (it can ''only'' connect to vehicles, cannot be used at any time, whenever you want, and equipping it prevents you from using a two-handed weapon). In ''Just Cause 2'', any semblance of realism was dropped, and the versatility of the grapple immediately spiked.
* AirborneAircraftCarrier: [[IncrediblyLamePun The Mile High Club]], which is essentially a luxury cruise ship with wings and engines suspended from a pair of massive zeppelins, possesses a small helipad, and a rear hangar for a single jet aircraft. Planes don't That said, it's so comparatively small that there's no room for planes to land on it, and the one in that hangar doesn't so much ''take'' off... it's more off as it does ''fall'' off, and pull up before you hit hitting the ground. Fortunately, as the name implies, it is ''very'' high up. Don't bother trying to land on it with any kind up.
* AKA47: All the weapons outside
of plane, of course.DLC are generically labeled and recognizable as specific real-world weapons, such as the Desert Eagle as the "Pistol" and the [=M4A1=] as the "Assault Rifle", though the models do have some noticeable differences from the real things (e.g. the Pistol's grip is angled further back, the Assault Rifle fits a skeleton-style folding stock a regular [=M4A1=] can't take).



** The AI enjoys beaching their own boats (often with [[MadeOfExplodium explosive results]]) and crashing them into each other. Additionally, soldiers wielding rocket launchers are willing to shoot you even if you're close enough to hug them even though they kill themselves in the process.

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** The AI enjoys beaching their own boats (often with [[MadeOfExplodium explosive results]]) and crashing them into each other. Additionally, soldiers wielding rocket launchers are willing to shoot you even if you're close enough to hug them, thus causing them even though they to kill themselves in the process.



** The AH-33 Topachula helicopter: the one attack helicopter you can find at military bases which is guaranteed to mount rocket pods, but takes forever and a day to actually take off and has the maneuverability of a brick. (On the other hand, its slow movement rate and ability to hover makes the rockets actually ''useful'', which is more than can be said of the same weapons mounted to the game's fixed-wing aircraft.)
* BadassGrandpa: [[spoiler: The soldiers of Hantu Island.]]

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** The AH-33 Topachula helicopter: the one attack helicopter you can find at military bases which is guaranteed to mount rocket pods, but takes forever and a day to actually take off and has the maneuverability of a brick. (On On the other hand, its slow movement rate and ability to hover makes the rockets actually ''useful'', which is more than can be said of the same weapons mounted to the game's fixed-wing aircraft.)
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* BadassGrandpa: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The soldiers of Hantu Island.Island are all Japanese UsefulNotes/WorldWarII soldiers [[TheRemnant unaware World War II is over]] and have been defending the island for almost 70 years.]]


** Thankfully, Santossi managed to turn this around by giving a RousingSpeech at the end, [[DareToBeBadass crying out for the people]] [[LaResistance to take arms against the oppressors]], which is even more awesome in the fact [[HeReallyCanAct in that her voice didn't seem to comically trip on itself like the rest of the game]].

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** Thankfully, Santossi managed to turn this around by giving a RousingSpeech at the end, [[DareToBeBadass crying out for the people]] [[LaResistance to take arms against the oppressors]], which is even more awesome in the fact [[HeReallyCanAct [[SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct in that her voice didn't seem to comically trip on itself like the rest of the game]].


* ApocalypticLogistics: Hantu Island is a forsaken military base manned by (supposedly) 100-year old Japanese soldiers who still think WWII is going on. They have access to modern vehicles and weapons and seem to have all the fuel, food, and electricity they need despite being isolated for decades on an island with little natural resources.

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* ApocalypticLogistics: Hantu Island is a forsaken military base manned by (supposedly) 100-year old Japanese soldiers who still think WWII is going on. on and are protecting a storm-generating superweapon capable of knocking planes right out of the sky. They have access to modern vehicles and weapons and seem to have all the fuel, food, and electricity they need despite being isolated for decades on an island with little natural resources.resources, though its implied by the presence of wreckage on the island that their supplies come from hapless cargo aircraft they manage to shoot down.

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* LesserOfTwoEvils: All three gangs you need to ally with are horrible for different reasons, but Baby Panay is ''much worse'' to the point that any one of them is a massive improvement. You eventually have to pick one of the three to back in replacing him and thus must make this choice between them.


** Not to mention that causing chaos helps to unlock the next story mission. That's right: StuffBlowingUp advances the plot. [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Does this remind you of]] [[RedFaction any other games?]]

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** Not to mention that causing chaos helps to unlock the next story mission. That's right: StuffBlowingUp advances the plot. [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Does this remind you of]] [[RedFaction [[VideoGame/RedFaction any other games?]]


* CriticalExistenceFailure: Applies to settlements: You can blow up 97% of a base, and as long as that little generator (or more likely the oil pipeline half a mile away that someone still counts as part of the base) you missed is still intact the base will be still inhabited by the army - but when you come back and destroy it, the base will become abandoned.

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* CriticalExistenceFailure: Applies to settlements: You can blow up 97% of a base, and as long as that little generator (or more likely the oil pipeline half a mile away that someone somehow still counts as part of the base) you missed is still intact the base will be still inhabited by the army - but when you come back and destroy it, the base will become abandoned.



** Due to a ''remarkably'' stupid oversight, switching to the alternate joypad controls (switching the shoulder button functions from lower triggers shoot to upper triggers shoot) switches the on-foot functions still accessible in a vehicle but ''not'' the functions exclusive to a vehicle, meaning "reverse" and "release tether" end up mapped onto the same button. This tends to run the player into a brick wall on mission 2, where they will be unable to figure out why their attempts to drag Sheldon's car out of a ditch instantly break their grapple tether.

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** Due to a ''remarkably'' stupid oversight, switching to the alternate joypad controls (switching the shoulder button functions from lower triggers shoot to upper triggers shoot) switches the on-foot functions still accessible in a vehicle but ''not'' the functions exclusive to a vehicle, meaning "reverse" and "release tether" end up mapped onto the same button. This tends to run the player into a brick wall on mission 2, where they will be unable to figure out why their attempts to drag Sheldon's Blaine's car out of a ditch instantly break their grapple tether.


** Every single location'' in the has a name that means something in Indonesian/Malay, and most of them are named like real locations would be (Awan Cendawan Nuclear Plant which translates to "Mushroom Cloud Nuclear Plant", "Bamboo Forest Village", "Town of the Rising Sun" and "Polluted Sky Factory", to name a few). There are over 300 locations, all of them with a proper name.

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** Every single location'' location in the game has a name that means something in Indonesian/Malay, and most of them are named like real locations would be (Awan Cendawan Nuclear Plant which translates to "Mushroom Cloud Nuclear Plant", "Bamboo Forest Village", "Town of the Rising Sun" and "Polluted Sky Factory", to name a few). There are over 300 locations, all of them with a proper name.


* CoolPlane: The Panauan Military Air Force has some obviously Sukhoi-inspired, rather impressive-looking, and clearly "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifth_generation_fighter_aircraft fifth generation]]" fighter aircraft at it's disposal, present in at least one of their major airbases - and there are about seven military airfields total - though one of those is merely the national airport after being locked down by the military. Most airbases, however, tend to field late third/early fourth generation aircraft... namely VTOL-less Harriers.

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* CoolPlane: The Panauan Military Air Force has some obviously Sukhoi-inspired, rather impressive-looking, and clearly "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifth_generation_fighter_aircraft fifth generation]]" fighter aircraft at it's its disposal, present in at least one of their major airbases - and there are about seven military airfields total - though one of those is merely the national airport after being locked down by the military. Most airbases, however, tend to field late third/early fourth generation aircraft... namely VTOL-less Harriers.

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* DirtyCommunists: Despite being one of your allies, the Reapers are explicitly said by Karl Blaine to be "all about the land and the people, as long it's their land and their people" and are known to be quite greedy. Their leader Bolo Santosi is also shown to be very power-hungry too.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Alexander Mirkov is a dead ringer for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolai_Valuev Nikolai Valuev]].

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Alexander Mirkov is a dead ringer for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolai_Valuev Nikolai Valuev]].


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** Baby Panay is a combination of real-life dictators Kim Jong-il and Baby Doc, since they inherited their countries from their fathers.


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* OccupiersOutOfOurCountry: The Ular Boys' motivation. According to the background, they are the oldest civilization that inhabited Panau and have resisted against foreign occupation for centuries. With Pandek's rule, they have been turned into a persecuted minority and aim to make the island theirs.

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