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* AnachronismStew: As a result of being an AlternateUniverse. Human technology is now on par with stuff from the real 1990's or 2000's, but civilian design aesthetic is still rooted in the 1950's, as you especially see in ''Resistance 2'' when cruising through a few towns in Iowa. There are also a few 1950's-style weapons which have been enhanced by alien technology, like the Fareye, a conventional sniper rifle with a time-slowing scope for better headshots.

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* AnachronismStew: As a result of being an AlternateUniverse. Human technology is now on par with stuff from the real 1990's 1990s or 2000's, 2000s, but civilian design aesthetic is still rooted in the 1950's, 1950s, as you especially see in ''Resistance 2'' when cruising through a few towns in Iowa. There are also a few 1950's-style 1950s-style weapons which have been enhanced by alien technology, like the Fareye, a conventional sniper rifle with a time-slowing scope for better headshots.


** Humanity has been almost entirely wiped off the face of Eurasia, the British have lost England and are barely holding on in Scotland, the enemy is vastly more numerous, more technologically advanced, and can turn those of you it kills into more of itself. Things get better when the Chimera are kicked out of the British Isles and mainland Europe starts to get taken back, [[spoiler:only for it to get a LOT worse when the Chimera invade North America]]. And humanity is desperately short on warm bodies.

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** Humanity has been almost entirely wiped off the face of Eurasia, the British have lost England and are barely holding on in Scotland, the enemy is vastly more numerous, more technologically advanced, and can turn those of you it kills captures into more of itself. Things get better when the Chimera are kicked out of the British Isles and mainland Europe starts to get taken back, [[spoiler:only for it to get a LOT worse when the Chimera invade North America]]. And humanity is desperately short on warm bodies.


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* AssholeVictim: While the Chimerans aren't only monster that exist on earth, [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters they're a couple dozens that most people aren't much different then they are.]]


** The Wardens in Resistance 3 can qualify as one since the leader should have fucked with someone like Capelli, [[spoiler: Mick learned it the hard way getting his head blown off.]]

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** The Wardens in Resistance 3 can qualify as one since the leader should have never fucked with someone like Capelli, [[spoiler: Mick learned it the hard way getting his head blown off.]]


* AssholeVictim: Roland Mallery in Retribution, whether he's an ally or not — he's a JerkAss of the highest order with an [[LoveMakesYouCrazy erotic fixation for Raine]], considering that he's willing to steal from others and needlessly antagonizes Grayson and even going so far to leave him for dead or try to get him killed. You'll be very glad that Grayson snapped his neck near the end of the game after the prick pulls a FaceHeelTurn nonstop.

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Roland Mallery in Retribution, whether he's an ally or not — he's a JerkAss of the highest order with an [[LoveMakesYouCrazy erotic fixation for Raine]], considering that he's willing to steal from others and needlessly antagonizes Grayson and even going so far to leave him for dead or try to get him killed. You'll be very glad that Grayson snapped his neck near the end of the game after the prick pulls a FaceHeelTurn nonstop.
** The Wardens in Resistance 3 can qualify as one since the leader should have fucked with someone like Capelli, [[spoiler: Mick learned it the hard way getting his head blown off.]]


* AssholeVictim: Roland Mallery in Retribution, whether he's an ally or not — he's a JerkAss of the highest order with an [[LoveMakesYouCrazy erotic fixation for Raine]], considering that he's willing to steal from others and you'll be glad that Grayson snapped his neck near the end of the game after the prick pulls a FaceHeelTurn nonstop. needlessly antagonizes Grayson and even going so far to leave him for dead or try to get him killed.

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* AssholeVictim: Roland Mallery in Retribution, whether he's an ally or not — he's a JerkAss of the highest order with an [[LoveMakesYouCrazy erotic fixation for Raine]], considering that he's willing to steal from others and you'll needlessly antagonizes Grayson and even going so far to leave him for dead or try to get him killed. You'll be very glad that Grayson snapped his neck near the end of the game after the prick pulls a FaceHeelTurn nonstop. needlessly antagonizes Grayson and even going so far to leave him for dead or try to get him killed.

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* AssholeVictim: Roland Mallery in Retribution, whether he's an ally or not — he's a JerkAss of the highest order with an [[LoveMakesYouCrazy erotic fixation for Raine]], considering that he's willing to steal from others and you'll be glad that Grayson snapped his neck near the end of the game after the prick pulls a FaceHeelTurn nonstop. needlessly antagonizes Grayson and even going so far to leave him for dead or try to get him killed.


* AbortedArc: The second game and ''Retribution'' left some minor plots hanging and alluded to the origin of the Chimera but those were never anwsered before ''Insomiac Games'' left the franchise.
** Malikov's last log in ''3'' alluded to a [[BiggerBad race]] that possibly forced the Chimera out of their home system, leading to them attempting to terraform Earth for survival but due to the franchise's fledging sales, we may never known what really happened that led the Chimera to invade Earth.

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The second game and ''Retribution'' left some minor plots hanging and alluded to the origin of the Chimera but those were never anwsered before ''Insomiac Games'' left the franchise.
** Malikov's last log in ''3'' alluded to a [[BiggerBad race]] race that possibly forced the Chimera out of their home system, leading to them attempting to terraform Earth for survival but due to the franchise's fledging sales, we may never known what really happened that led the Chimera to invade Earth.


-> ''"Brotherhood, strength and fortitude... in the face of the angry night."''

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-> ''"Brotherhood, strength and fortitude... in the face of the angry night.Angry Night."''



After a few decades of tension between the West and the Russian Empire and some disturbing reports from those spies who manage to evade the Czar's secret police, Russia apparently disintegrates overnight. Refugees come to nearby countries pleading for help before dying mysteriously. A team sent to investigate disappears, and shortly afterward, in the final weeks of 1949, the Red Curtain falls apart to let loose a deluge. Within months, most of Eurasia is overrun by a race of creatures called the Chimera.

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After a few decades of tension between the West and the Russian Empire and some disturbing reports from those spies who manage to evade the Czar's secret police, Russia apparently disintegrates overnight. Refugees come to nearby countries pleading for help and warning of something called "The Angry Night" before dying mysteriously. A team sent to investigate disappears, and shortly afterward, in the final weeks of 1949, the Red Curtain falls apart to let loose a deluge. deluge, which continental Europeans will soon dub "The Deathless Plague." Within months, most of Eurasia is overrun by a race of creatures called the Chimera.


A year passes, and the British Isles alone have thus far been spared by the Chimeran horde that has all but destroyed humanity on the mainland thanks to the English Channel - until the Chimera dig under and pop up in the middle of London, decapitating most of the surviving UED leadership and delivering England into enemy hands in one fell swoop as the survivors flee North to Scotland and try to hold off the horde. The US quickly sends help, but upon arrival the first wave of their relief force is slaughtered save for one man - Sergeant Nathan Hale, an Army Ranger who is resistant to the virus.

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A year passes, and the British Isles alone have thus far been spared by the Chimeran horde that has all but destroyed humanity on the mainland thanks to the English Channel - until the Chimera dig under and pop up in the middle of London, decapitating most of the surviving UED leadership and delivering England into enemy hands in one fell swoop as the survivors flee North to Scotland and try to hold off the horde. The US USA, whose government has been strictly censoring all information coming from Europe, passing it off asan influenza epidemic, quickly sends help, but upon arrival the help. The US soldiers are told they will be fighting an invading Russian army, and are completely unprepared for what they actually encounter. The first wave of their relief force is slaughtered within hours save for one man - Sergeant Nathan Hale, an Army Ranger who is resistant to the virus.


A year passes, and the British Isles alone escape the Chimeran horde that has all but destroyed humanity on the mainland thanks to the English Channel - until the Chimera dig under and pop up in the middle of London, decapitating most of the surviving UED leadership and delivering England into enemy hands in one fell swoop as the survivors flee North to Scotland and try to hold off the horde. The US quickly sends help, but upon arrival their force is slaughtered save for one man - Nathan Hale, who is resistant to the virus.

Cue a long slog through the UK, during which Hale kills several Chimeran Angels (more or less a telepathic General) and destroys the central tower of the Chimera's country-wide network of them, which allows the humans to kick the Chimera out of Britain and allows a stalemate in the European theater to ensue. In the end Hale is kidnapped by American troops for unknown reasons.

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A year passes, and the British Isles alone escape have thus far been spared by the Chimeran horde that has all but destroyed humanity on the mainland thanks to the English Channel - until the Chimera dig under and pop up in the middle of London, decapitating most of the surviving UED leadership and delivering England into enemy hands in one fell swoop as the survivors flee North to Scotland and try to hold off the horde. The US quickly sends help, but upon arrival the first wave of their relief force is slaughtered save for one man - Sergeant Nathan Hale, an Army Ranger who is resistant to the virus.

Cue a long slog through the UK, during which Hale kills several Chimeran Angels (more or less a telepathic General) and destroys the central tower of the Chimera's country-wide network of them, which allows the humans to kick the Chimera out of Britain and allows a stalemate in the European theater to ensue. In the end Hale is kidnapped by American troops in strange uniforms and gas masks for unknown reasons.



Insomniac released ''Resistance 2'' in 2008. In that, the US has captured a strange Angel called "Daedalus". Its appearance has caused the Chimera to greatly increase their tactical capabilities, and they have [[FromBadToWorse staged a massive invasion of the United States from the West and East coast]]. Nathan Hale is put in a platoon of soldiers who can also resist the Chimera virus and sent to track down the Russian scientist who can stop Daedalus. Notable for hinting at major revelations regarding the origin of the Chimera. The AlternateRealityGame ''Project Abraham'' was a lead up to ''Resistance 2'' that detailed what happened before ''Fall of Man''.

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Insomniac released ''Resistance 2'' in 2008. In that, the US has captured a strange Angel called "Daedalus". Its appearance has caused the Chimera to greatly increase their tactical capabilities, and they have [[FromBadToWorse staged a massive invasion of the United States from the West and East coast]]. Nathan Hale Hale, now a Lieutenant is put in a platoon of soldiers who can also resist the Chimera virus and sent to track down the Russian scientist who can stop Daedalus. Notable for hinting at major revelations regarding the origin of the Chimera. The AlternateRealityGame ''Project Abraham'' was a lead up to ''Resistance 2'' that detailed what happened before ''Fall of Man''.
Man'', and revealed that Hale’s resistance to the Chimera virus was neither accidental nor natural.



''Resistance 3'' was released in 2011. After the events of ''Resistance 2'' [[FromBadToWorse the Chimera have succeeded in invading the U.S. and the remnants of humanity live a meager existence in hiding]]. One of Nathan Hale's old comrades, Joe Capelli, is persuaded by the Russian scientist from before, Fyodor Malikov, to go to New York and destroy a giant tower the Chimera built that is freezing the planet. Like its predecessors, ''Resistance 3'' raised questions about the Chimera, and failed to answer a single one.

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''Resistance 3'' was released in 2011. After the events of ''Resistance 2'' [[FromBadToWorse the Chimera have succeeded in invading the U.S. and the remnants of humanity live a meager existence in hiding]]. One of Nathan Hale's old comrades, Sergeant Joe Capelli, is persuaded by the Russian scientist from before, Dr. Fyodor Malikov, to go to New York and destroy a giant tower the Chimera built that is freezing the planet. Like its predecessors, ''Resistance 3'' raised questions about the Chimera, and failed to answer a single one.


[[AlternateHistory In this era]], the Spanish-American War was prevented via diplomacy, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI was mostly contained to Europe and its ideological fallout greatly diminished by the lack of US intervention and the triumph of the Russian Monarchy over the Bolsheviks. With the only conflict being a simmering tension with Moscow, and with the lack of American capital to fuel rebuilding- and to go under during the Great Depression- the nation-states of Europe are forced to unite to both reconstruct themselves and to contain the Russian Czar, who isolates Russia from the world behind the 'Red Curtain'. As a result, the mutual hostility within Europe largely fades away and their economies are relatively quickly rebuilt. As such UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini, UsefulNotes/JosephStalin, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and their compatriots never rise to power, and UsefulNotes/WorldWarII never happens.

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[[AlternateHistory In this era]], the Spanish-American War was prevented via diplomacy, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI was mostly contained to Europe and its ideological fallout greatly diminished by the lack of US intervention and the triumph of the Russian Monarchy over the Bolsheviks. With the only conflict being a simmering tension with Moscow, and with the lack of American capital to fuel rebuilding- and to go under during the Great Depression- the nation-states of Europe are forced to unite to both reconstruct themselves and to contain the Russian Czar, who isolates Russia from the world behind the 'Red Curtain'."Red Curtain," a heavily-fortified border wall along the western frontier of the Russian Empire (and reminiscent of the Berlin Wall, only manned by the Czar’s StateSec instead of communists). As a result, the mutual hostility within Europe largely fades away and their economies are relatively quickly rebuilt. As such UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini, UsefulNotes/JosephStalin, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and their compatriots never rise to power, and UsefulNotes/WorldWarII never happens.


[[AlternateHistory In this era]], UsefulNotes/WorldWarI was mostly contained to Europe and its ideological fallout greatly diminished by the lack of US intervention and the triumph of the Russian Monarchy over the Bolsheviks. With the only conflict being a simmering tension with Moscow, and with the lack of American capital to fuel rebuilding- and to go under during the Great Depression- the nation-states of Europe are forced to unite to both reconstruct themselves and to contain the Russian Czar, who isolates Russia from the world behind the 'Red Curtain'. As a result, the mutual hostility within Europe largely fades away and their economies are relatively quickly rebuilt. As such UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini, UsefulNotes/JosephStalin, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and their compatriots never rise to power, and UsefulNotes/WorldWarII never happens.

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[[AlternateHistory In this era]], the Spanish-American War was prevented via diplomacy, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI was mostly contained to Europe and its ideological fallout greatly diminished by the lack of US intervention and the triumph of the Russian Monarchy over the Bolsheviks. With the only conflict being a simmering tension with Moscow, and with the lack of American capital to fuel rebuilding- and to go under during the Great Depression- the nation-states of Europe are forced to unite to both reconstruct themselves and to contain the Russian Czar, who isolates Russia from the world behind the 'Red Curtain'. As a result, the mutual hostility within Europe largely fades away and their economies are relatively quickly rebuilt. As such UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini, UsefulNotes/JosephStalin, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and their compatriots never rise to power, and UsefulNotes/WorldWarII never happens.

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* AbortedArc: The second game and ''Retribution'' left some minor plots hanging and alluded to the origin of the Chimera but those were never anwsered before ''Insomiac Games'' left the franchise.
** Malikov's last log in ''3'' alluded to a [[BiggerBad race]] that possibly forced the Chimera out of their home system, leading to them attempting to terraform Earth for survival but due to the franchise's fledging sales, we may never known what really happened that led the Chimera to invade Earth.

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