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* TookALevelInBadass: Mercer, during his BroughtDownToBadass phase. Before being hit with the parasite, players will probably have been relying on their powers to get things done quick and dirty. Having those taken away but being left with the combat moves and the disguise and consumption abilities along with Mercer's enhanced speed and strength will make players fight smart, and by extension make Mercer even more dangerous.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Mercer, during his BroughtDownToBadass phase. Before being hit with the parasite, players will probably have been relying on their powers to get things done quick and dirty. Having those taken away but being left with the combat moves and the disguise and consumption abilities along with Mercer's enhanced speed and strength will make players fight smart, and by extension make Mercer even more dangerous. When the parasite is removed, not only does Mercer regain his powers[[spoiler:, he gets the sword and armor ones well. Making him even stronger than he was before.]]


''VideoGame/TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction'' meets the ''[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay T-1000]]'' MEETS ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}''. [[{{Gorn}} Put inside a blender]] and [[ImAHumanitarian made sure it]] ''[[ImAHumanitarian mixes evenly]]''.

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''VideoGame/TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction'' meets [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] the ''[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay T-1000]]'' MEETS ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}''. [[{{Gorn}} Put inside a blender]] and [[ImAHumanitarian made sure it]] ''[[ImAHumanitarian mixes evenly]]''.


* FiveBadBand: Blackwatch
** BigBad: General Peter Randall
** TheDragon: Captain Robert Cross
** EvilGenius: Director Raymond [=McMullen=]
** TheBrute: Colonel Ian Taggart
** DarkChick: [[spoiler:Karen Parker]]
** SixthRangerTraitor: [[spoiler:The real Alex Mercer]]

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* HeroAntagonist: The marines. Unlike Blackwatch, who regularly butcher civilians and whose shadowy experiments started this whole mess, the marines are in Manhattan to protect the civilian population and defeated the Infected. They spend most of their time fighting the Infected, but still often come into conflict with Alex, both because Blackwatch has operational authority over them and because they believe (not unjustifiably) that Alex/[[spoiler:Blacklight]] is too dangerous to be left alive.


* BigBadEnsemble: Elizabeth Greene on the Infected side, General Randall on the Blackwatch side (with both Cross and Taggart as his CoDragons), Alex [[PersonOfMassDestruction all on his own]] [[EvilVersusEvil for the Blacklight side]] (though this becomes less true as the game goes on), and [[spoiler:"Cross"/The Supreme Hunter (the closest thing to TheDragon Elizabeth had)]], who [[DragonAscendant gets in on the act]] with a rather impressive BatmanGambit
* BiggerBad: [[spoiler: The real Alex Mercer was the one who unleashed the virus in the first place, though he's not directly confronted due to being dead.]]

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* BigBadEnsemble: Elizabeth Greene on the Infected side, General Randall on the Blackwatch side (with both Cross and Taggart as his CoDragons), Alex [[PersonOfMassDestruction all on his own]] [[EvilVersusEvil for the Blacklight side]] (though this becomes less true as the game goes on), and [[spoiler:"Cross"/The Supreme Hunter (the closest thing to TheDragon Elizabeth had)]], who [[DragonAscendant gets in on the act]] with a rather impressive BatmanGambit
* BiggerBad: [[spoiler: The real Alex Mercer was the one who unleashed the virus in the first place, though he's not directly confronted due to being dead.]]
BatmanGambit.


** Though it is stated in game that the US Marines are occupying Manhattan (with the US Air Force supposedly providing air superiority for the quarantine, as F-22s can be seen in Web of Intrigue cutscenes), none of the equipment shown in game is used by the Marines in real life. AH-64D Apache Longbows, UH-60 Blackhawks and M3 Bradleys are used by the Army, not the Marines. Marine equivalents to these vehicles respectively are the AH-1Z Viper, UH-1Y Venom and LAV-25/AAV-7 Amtrac. The Marines do, however, use the M1 Abrams.

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** Though it is stated in game that the US Marines are occupying Manhattan (with the US Air Force supposedly providing air superiority for the quarantine, as F-22s can be seen in Web of Intrigue cutscenes), none little of the equipment shown in game is used by the Marines in real life. AH-64D Apache Longbows, UH-60 Blackhawks and M3 Bradleys are used by the Army, not the Marines. Marine equivalents to these vehicles respectively are the AH-1Z Viper, UH-1Y Venom and LAV-25/AAV-7 Amtrac. The Marines do, however, use the M1 Abrams.


'''Never''' [[DuelingGames to be confused]] with ''[[VideoGame/InFAMOUS inFAMOUS]]'' -- the [[FandomRivalry fans sure don't]].

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'''Never''' [[DuelingGames to be confused]] with ''[[VideoGame/InFAMOUS inFAMOUS]]'' -- believe us, the [[FandomRivalry fans sure don't]].


But '''never''' [[DuelingGames confuse it]] with ''[[VideoGame/InFAMOUS inFAMOUS]]'' -- the [[FandomRivalry fans sure don't]].

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But '''never''' '''Never''' [[DuelingGames confuse it]] to be confused]] with ''[[VideoGame/InFAMOUS inFAMOUS]]'' -- the [[FandomRivalry fans sure don't]].


*** This is more easily bearable if you make the Hunters take a dirt nap and using groundspikes on the Leader Hunters, the next thing on the list is to play catch with the Hydras

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*** This is more easily bearable if you make the Hunters take a dirt nap and using groundspikes on the Leader Hunters, the next thing on the list is to play catch with the HydrasHydras.



* LeftStuckAfterAttack: There's an attack called Groundspike that enables this. PC slams his hand in the ground, his biomass travels some distance underground and erupts from beneath the surface as sharp, menacing spikes before retracting. The drawback is that it takes a while to perform, and most of the time you are literally rooted up to a place and vulnerable.

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* LeftStuckAfterAttack: There's an attack called Groundspike that enables this. PC Alex slams his hand in the ground, his biomass travels some distance underground and erupts from beneath the surface as sharp, menacing spikes before retracting. The drawback is that it takes a while to perform, and most of the time you are literally rooted up to a place and vulnerable.






* SpikesOfDoom: Alex's Groundspike move and its variants. Giant freakin spikes burst out of the ground and skewer whatever was standing where they erupt. In the Groundspike Devastor move, that pretty much means ''everywhere''.

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* SpikesOfDoom: Alex's Groundspike move and its variants. Giant freakin spikes burst out of the ground and skewer whatever was standing where they erupt. In the Groundspike Devastor move, that pretty much means ''everywhere''.they erupt all around you and skewer everything nearby. Not only great if you're about to be mobbed, but bases and hives take a lot of damage if you use it on top of them.


** SpiderManWebOfShadows , anyone? Both games are by Activision, both start with ATasteOfPower shortly before the plot ends, both have a ZombieApocalypse going on in NY, in both cases it is the fault of the protagonist to a certain degree, in both cases the protagonist gains dark/evil powers. Even the attacks are very similar, with combat tentacles, body surf attack etc.

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** SpiderManWebOfShadows , ''VideoGame/SpiderManWebOfShadows'', anyone? Both games are by Activision, both start with ATasteOfPower shortly before the plot ends, both have a ZombieApocalypse going on in NY, in both cases it is the fault of the protagonist to a certain degree, in both cases the protagonist gains dark/evil powers. Even the attacks are very similar, with combat tentacles, body surf attack etc.

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* ShapeshiftingFailure: When Alex gets [[spoiler: Infected with the parasite]] he loses some of his shapeshifting abilities.

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* HollywoodTactics: Blackwatch is really, really dumb with their handling of the hives, based on the gameplay. Whenever you show up at one, you mostly see a gang of infantrymen clustered around a tank or charging into the moshpit while a half-dozen super-soldiers drive their skulls into the dirt. The infected don't have air support, so just shooting the hives with one of their endless supply of attack helicopters would probably wipe out every single one in the city with minimal losses - yet you'll never see one unless it's against you. (Keep in mind that several of Alex's abilities amount to either "steal that helicopter" or "kill that helicopter in one shot.")


''TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction'' meets the ''[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay T-1000]]'' MEETS ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}''. [[{{Gorn}} Put inside a blender]] and [[ImAHumanitarian made sure it]] ''[[ImAHumanitarian mixes evenly]]''.

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''TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction'' ''VideoGame/TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction'' meets the ''[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay T-1000]]'' MEETS ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}''. [[{{Gorn}} Put inside a blender]] and [[ImAHumanitarian made sure it]] ''[[ImAHumanitarian mixes evenly]]''.



* SpiritualSuccessor: to Radical's ''TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction''. One who has played both will easily notice that the gameplay remains the same for the two games (moreso than your typical spiritual successor), and a good deal of mechanics and moves have been retained... in fact, let's just call ''Prototype'' a sequel in gameplay only.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: to Radical's ''TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction''.''VideoGame/TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction''. One who has played both will easily notice that the gameplay remains the same for the two games (moreso than your typical spiritual successor), and a good deal of mechanics and moves have been retained... in fact, let's just call ''Prototype'' a sequel in gameplay only.


''TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction'' meets the ''[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay T-1000]]'' MEETS ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}''. [[{{Gorn}} Put inside a blender]] and [[ImAHumanitarian made sure it]] ''[[UnderStatement mixes evenly]]''.

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''TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction'' meets the ''[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay T-1000]]'' MEETS ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}''. [[{{Gorn}} Put inside a blender]] and [[ImAHumanitarian made sure it]] ''[[UnderStatement ''[[ImAHumanitarian mixes evenly]]''.

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* TooDumbToLive: The ArtificialStupidity of certain AI factions can be abused in several situations to get enemies to take themselves out. For example, if Alex lands from a sufficient height without gliding, he'll loudly impact the ground and leave a distinct crater. However, if Alex isn't ''seen'' by military personnel doing so, they won't suspect him so long as he's in disguise - even if he's standing at the crater's dead center and nobody else is around. Military will just rush right past him to find a culprit - and they will charge right into deadly situations, such as running into other infected or simply dashing off a pier when they can't swim.

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