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* FinalDeath: Both PlayedStraight and [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] as teammates can either be killed, incapacitated (not dead but no longer usable) or just wounded when they fall in battle.


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* {{Permadeath}}: Both PlayedStraight and [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] as teammates can either be killed, incapacitated (not dead but no longer usable) or just wounded when they fall in battle.


* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: The Rainbow unit is made up of soldiers from all over the world, yet they all sound like generic North Americans.

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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: The Rainbow unit is made up of soldiers from all over the world, yet they all sound like generic North Americans. At least in the PC version; in the console version they do have their proper accents.

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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: The Rainbow unit is made up of soldiers from all over the world, yet they all sound like generic North Americans.


* ArmorIsUseless: Due to the game's mechanics/damage output, everyone will die with one or three hits no matter the armor they are wearing.

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* ArmorIsUseless: Due to the game's mechanics/damage output, everyone will die with one or three hits no matter the armor they are wearing.wearing as the AI is very good at targeting the head.



* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: The tangos have superhuman reflexes, near-perfect accuracy at long range, can hit you without actually aiming - and if they do aim, do it within two seconds, almost always score headshots (rendering heavy armor even more useless), and can shoot you from impossible angles, e.g. straight down from a balcony, sometimes when it seems they can't see you - sometimes in pitch darkness.

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* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: The tangos have superhuman reflexes, near-perfect accuracy at long range, can hit you without actually aiming - and if they do aim, do it within two seconds, almost always score headshots (rendering heavy armor even more useless), and can shoot you from impossible angles, e.g. straight down from a balcony, sometimes when it seems they can't see you - sometimes in pitch darkness. darkness, it almost seems like they're using the same auto-aim feature the player can turn on at times.


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** Compared to previous Rainbow six games, an incapacitated Operative is now no different than a dead operative which means you won't luck out and have a shot down operative return in a few missions because he wasn't actually killed and you can no longer select the expendable generics unless you've already lost someone.


* WesternTerrorists: The game was pretty widely mocked for having Neo-Nazis as the bad guys in 2005, four years into TheWarOnTerror[[note]]As an amusing example of how cyclic tropes are, more than ten years later in the late 2010s, games are now being mocked for ''not'' having Neo-Nazis as the bad guys years into the controversial Trump administration[[/note]]. There are also the French terrorists that appear in some custom missions. Averted in the console version, where the bad guys (after the first two missions) are Venezuelan terrorists secretly being controlled by the President of Venezuela.

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* WesternTerrorists: The game was pretty widely mocked for having Neo-Nazis as the bad guys in 2005, four years into TheWarOnTerror[[note]]As UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror[[note]]As an amusing example of how cyclic tropes are, more than ten years later in the late 2010s, games are now being mocked for ''not'' having Neo-Nazis as the bad guys years into the controversial Trump administration[[/note]]. There are also the French terrorists that appear in some custom missions. Averted in the console version, where the bad guys (after the first two missions) are Venezuelan terrorists secretly being controlled by the President of Venezuela.


* HeyItsThatGuy: One of the voices for the female Rainbow operators is Claudia Besso, who voices Anna Grimsdottir in the fellow Ubisoft title, ''Splinter Cell''.


* HeyItsThatGuy: One of the voices for the female Rainbow operators is Claudia Besso, who voices Anna Grimsdottir in the fellow Ubisoft title, ''Splinter Cell''.



* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Naturally, as the baddies are Neo-Nazis.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Naturally, as the baddies are Neo-Nazis.Neo-Nazis, led by an actual Nazi from World War II.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Naturally, as the baddies are Neo-Nazis.

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**Also, when clearing a room, team members will stand right in front of the doorway to toss in a grenade, almost always getting them killed in the process.

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**Also, female hostages and Rainbow operatives can be killed just as easily as their male counterparts.


* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Averted in the intro, which shows Neo-Nazi terrorists gunning down a female civilian in cold blood.

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* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Averted in the intro, which shows Neo-Nazi terrorists casually gunning down a female civilian in cold blood.

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*CanadaDoesNotExist: Averted as one of the Rainbow team members is a Canadian.

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**Heavy armor might save you from one or two hits, but that's about as far is it goes.


The story is set in 2005 when a heavily-armed Neo-Nazi terrorist group begins to terrorize South America and Europe, leading to the deployment of the elite Rainbow anti-terrorist response team to dealt with them and those secretly supporting them.

The PC version, subtitled ''Raven Shield'', is a direct sequel to ''Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear'', keeping the emphasis on mission planning, coordination and careful play, with missions having multiple ways to complete their objectives; graphically is where the game primarily differs, with the presentation upgraded to (then-)modern expectations by way of VideoGame/{{Unreal}} Engine 2. An expansion titled ''Athena Sword'' was released the next year, followed the year after with another free expansion, ''Iron Wrath''.

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The story is set in 2005 when a heavily-armed Neo-Nazi terrorist group begins to terrorize South America and Europe, leading to the deployment of the elite Rainbow anti-terrorist response team to dealt deal with them and those secretly supporting them.

The PC version, subtitled ''Raven Shield'', is a direct sequel to ''Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear'', keeping the emphasis on mission planning, coordination and careful play, with missions having multiple ways to complete their objectives; graphically is where the game primarily differs, with the presentation upgraded to (then-)modern expectations by way of VideoGame/{{Unreal}} Engine 2. An expansion titled Two expansions followed over the next two years, respectively the retail ''Athena Sword'' was released and then the next year, followed the year after with another free expansion, freely-downloadable ''Iron Wrath''.
Wrath''; both add several new weapons and new seven-mission-long campaigns - ''Athena Sword'' dealing with a terrorist cell, still in contact with an incarcerated bad guy from the original game, launching attacks in Italy while attempting to gather chemical weapons, ''Iron Wrath'' involving a different terrorist group kidnapping Bulgarian scientists and attempting to construct nuclear weapons - with the latter also adding [[NostalgiaLevel revised versions of three missions from previous games]] (respectively the first game's "Cold Thunder", ''Rogue Spear: Urban Operations''[='=] "Iron Comet", and ''Eagle Watch''[='=]s "Little Wing").


The story is set in 2005 when a heavily-armed Neo-Nazi terrorist group begins to terrorize South America and Europe, leading to the deployment of the elite Rainbow Six anti-terrorist response team to dealt with them and those secretly supporting them.

The PC version subtitled; ''Raven Shield'' is a direct sequel to ''Rainbow Six: Rouge Spear'' with a lot of emphasis on mission planning, coordination and carefull play with missions having multiple ways to complete their objetives. An expansion titled; ''Athena Sword'' was released the next year.

The consoles' version, simply titled; ''Rainbow Six 3'' removes mission planning, multiple Rainbow teams and the complex level designs in favor of linear levels that still encorages some carefull play. The story is set in South America and Europe when Venezuela's anti-U.S president masterminds a scheme to undermine Saudi Arabia in an attempt to control the oil market using various terrorists cells across the world while Rainbow is deployed to stop their plans.

A spin-off (technically a sequel for the consoles' version) subtitled; ''Lockdown'' was released in 2005 for the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}, UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 2}} and UsefulNotes/GameCube and for PC in 2006.

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The story is set in 2005 when a heavily-armed Neo-Nazi terrorist group begins to terrorize South America and Europe, leading to the deployment of the elite Rainbow Six anti-terrorist response team to dealt with them and those secretly supporting them.

The PC version subtitled; version, subtitled ''Raven Shield'' Shield'', is a direct sequel to ''Rainbow Six: Rouge Spear'' with a lot of Rogue Spear'', keeping the emphasis on mission planning, coordination and carefull play careful play, with missions having multiple ways to complete their objetives. objectives; graphically is where the game primarily differs, with the presentation upgraded to (then-)modern expectations by way of VideoGame/{{Unreal}} Engine 2. An expansion titled; titled ''Athena Sword'' was released the next year.

year, followed the year after with another free expansion, ''Iron Wrath''.

The consoles' console version, simply titled; titled ''Rainbow Six 3'' 3'', removes mission planning, multiple Rainbow teams and the complex level designs in favor of linear levels that still encorages encourage some carefull careful play. The story is set in South America and Europe when Venezuela's anti-U.S anti-US president masterminds a scheme to undermine Saudi Arabia in an attempt to control the oil market using various terrorists cells across the world while Rainbow is deployed to stop their plans.

plans. While compared to the PC version it seemed rather cut-down, it nevertheless became popular enough, especially for online play, that a MissionPackSequel was released the following year. Subtitled ''Black Arrow'', it expanded the multiplayer features (including two new modes) while coming with a new campaign involving a terrorist group, funded by oil bankers and Russian military officers, attempting to create weapons of mass destruction and force the creation of a new country in the Caucasus.

A spin-off (technically a sequel for the consoles' version) subtitled; subtitled ''Lockdown'' was released in 2005 for the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}, UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 2}} and UsefulNotes/GameCube and for PC in 2006.



* AmericaSavesTheDay: AvertedTrope, the Rainbow Six team is composed of people of different nationalities from the U.S, the European Union, Russia, South Korea, and South America. And unlike Franchise/GhostRecon, they are beholden to NATO.
* ArtificialStupidity: The enemy AI is not programmed to react unless they spot or hear you, meaning that you could kill one of four terrorists in front of them no less and they would still be patrolling rather than searching for you, the same can be said for your teammates. However, their high accuracy compesates for their stupidity.

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* AmericaSavesTheDay: AvertedTrope, the Rainbow Six team is composed of people of different nationalities from the U.S, US, the European Union, Russia, South Korea, and South America. And unlike Franchise/GhostRecon, VideoGame/GhostRecon, they are beholden to NATO.
* ArtificialStupidity: The enemy AI is not programmed to react unless they spot or hear you, meaning that you could kill one of four terrorists in front of them no less and they would still be patrolling rather than searching for you, the same can be said for your teammates. However, their high accuracy compesates compensates for their stupidity.



* ExpansionPack: Got two for PC (One paid, the other free) and one for ''UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}''.

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* ExpansionPack: Got two Two for PC (One paid, PC, the other free) paid ''Athena Sword'' and one for ''UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}''.then the free ''Iron Wrath''. The Xbox went the MissionPackSequel route with ''Black Arrow''.



* FluffyTheTerrible: "Team Rainbow," a collection of the World's Biggest badasses.

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* FluffyTheTerrible: "Team Rainbow," a collection of the World's Biggest badasses.Badasses.



* GoodGunsBadGuns: Mostly averted, the terrorists use weapons ranging from your typical AK-47 to high-end firearms.

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* GoodGunsBadGuns: Mostly averted, the averted. The terrorists use weapons ranging from your typical AK-47 to high-end firearms.Western firearms. The player's available arsenal meanwhile has positively exploded from the first game's limited options, including the same [=AKs=] as the terrorists, two different Desert Eagle variants, several machine pistols like the MAC-11, Skorpion and Micro-Uzi, and even a Chinese gun in the QBZ-97B, alongside the more standard good-guy guns like the M16 or M4, FAL, and [=MP5=].



* LuckBasedMission: The behavior of your A.I. teammates ultimately becomes this. Sure, good tactical planning can help stack the odds in your favor, but you can run ''the exact same'' tactical plan a dozen times, and half the time the A.I. controlled squads will pull the assault off flawlessly, while half the time they get wiped out completely. This is due to your AI teammates' blindspot and the randomized enemy spawnpoints.
* MauveShirt: The named members of team Rainbow are this, as they all have a short biography and different stats and specializations.

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* LuckBasedMission: The behavior of your A.I. AI teammates ultimately becomes this. Sure, good tactical planning can help stack the odds in your favor, but you can run ''the exact same'' tactical plan a dozen times, and half for every run where the time the A.I. controlled AI-controlled squads will pull the assault off flawlessly, while half the time there'll be a run where they get wiped out completely.completely by the first bad guy they see. This is due to your AI teammates' blindspot and the randomized enemy spawnpoints.
* MauveShirt: The named members of team Rainbow are this, as they all have a short biography and different stats and specializations.specializations, but anyone and everyone - up to and including "Ding" Chavez, the apparent protagonist - can easily die.



* OnlyMostlyDead: The ''incapacitated'' status, they aren't dead but they can't fight anymore.

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* OnlyMostlyDead: The ''incapacitated'' status, status; they aren't dead dead, but they can't fight anymore.



* StupidSurrender: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]: Enemies may occasionally surender when low on health or when they are assigned the ''coward'' personality at the start of a mission, not bothering you for the rest of the mission and counting as kills. You can still execute them for no penalty, though.

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* StupidSurrender: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]: Enemies may occasionally surender surrender when low on health or when they are assigned the ''coward'' personality at the start of a mission, not bothering you for the rest of the mission and counting as kills. You can still execute them for no penalty, though.



* WesternTerrorists: The game was pretty widely mocked for having Neo-Nazis as the bad guys in 2005, four years into TheWarOnTerror[[note]]As an amusing example of how cyclic tropes are, in the 2010s games are now being mocked for ''not'' having Neo-Nazis as the bad guys years into the controversial Trump administration[[/note]]. There are also the French terrorists that appear in some custom missions. Averted in the console version, where the bad guys (after the first two missions) are Venezuelan terrorists secretly being controlled by the President of Venezuela.

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* WesternTerrorists: The game was pretty widely mocked for having Neo-Nazis as the bad guys in 2005, four years into TheWarOnTerror[[note]]As an amusing example of how cyclic tropes are, more than ten years later in the 2010s late 2010s, games are now being mocked for ''not'' having Neo-Nazis as the bad guys years into the controversial Trump administration[[/note]]. There are also the French terrorists that appear in some custom missions. Averted in the console version, where the bad guys (after the first two missions) are Venezuelan terrorists secretly being controlled by the President of Venezuela.

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