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* HamAndCheese: Goes a long way towards describing the acting in the series. [[TropesAreNotBad And man, is it fantastic]]. Or at least in the later games. The first one had very subdued performances to fit with the serious tone of the game itself.

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* HamAndCheese: Goes a long way towards describing the acting in the series. [[TropesAreNotBad [[Administrivia/TropesAreTools And man, is it fantastic]]. Or at least in the later games. The first one had very subdued performances to fit with the serious tone of the game itself.


* CounterpartComparison: Yuri is often considered the Red Alert counterpart to Kane in the main series due to being a bald DiabolicalMastermind.

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* MagnificentBastard: Kane appears, see the [[YMMV/CommandAndConquer main page]] for details.


* MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales: Despite the USSR being obvious villains, these games are quite popular among Russians since after the first one, the USSR stereotypes (along with [[EagleLand the]] [[AnimeLand others]]) are PlayedForLaughs.



* [[MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales Russians Love Red Alert]]: Despite the USSR being obvious villains, these games are quite popular among Russians since the after the first one, the USSR stereotypes (along with [[EagleLand the]] [[AnimeLand others]]) are PlayedForLaughs.


* NightmareFuel:
** [[CruelAndUnusualDeath Death by radioactive weapons]] where the victim is covered with radioactive goo and squirms as they [[ImMelting melt away]].
** [[ShockAndAwe Death by tesla weapons]].
** [[RetGone Death by being erased from existence]].
** Soviet Terror Drones and Yuri's Chaos Drones.
** The Virus's toxic sniper-round in ''Yuri's Revenge''. It kills you and blows up your corpse into a cloud of poison.
** Getting turned into a Yuri Brute, being marched into a Grinder... actually many of Yuri's weapons/tactics fall into this category.
*** [[FridgeBrilliance Which makes sense, as Yuri would be trying to invoke this trope to break the morale of his enemies.]]
** Stalin in the first game by being a very accurate portrayal one of the most frightening dictators in history. Also see ShownTheirWork below.
** Yuri himself to many.


* MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales: The whole series is very popular in Russia and post-soviet countries, despite it's less than flattering portrayal of the soviet side and characters.

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* MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales: The whole series is very popular in Russia and post-soviet countries, despite it's less than flattering portrayal of the soviet side and characters.


* ShownTheirWork: JosephStalin's sociopathic behavior may appear like a [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade caricature]], but ''Red Alert'' provides one of the most accurate depictions of Stalin in any fictional medium, both in terms of actions and mannerisms. [[note]] Discounting his somewhat inaccurate-to-reality voice which actually sounded like on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig_-f3vmPrQ this video]]. This is his actual speech made after the Nazis' capitulation, complete with his "trademark" Georgian accent.[[/note]] . Which gives some unpleasant food for thought.

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* ShownTheirWork: JosephStalin's UsefulNotes/JosephStalin's sociopathic behavior may appear like a [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade caricature]], but ''Red Alert'' provides one of the most accurate depictions of Stalin in any fictional medium, both in terms of actions and mannerisms. [[note]] Discounting his somewhat inaccurate-to-reality voice which actually sounded like on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig_-f3vmPrQ this video]]. This is his actual speech made after the Nazis' capitulation, complete with his "trademark" Georgian accent.[[/note]] . Which gives some unpleasant food for thought.


** According to [[WordOfGod Westwood]], the Allied ending leads to both Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert 2. The Soviet ending appears to lead into a completely different non-canon era.

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** According to [[WordOfGod Westwood]], the Allied ending leads to both Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert 2. The Soviet ending appears to lead into a completely different non-canon era. Which doesn't make much sense, considering Kane's appearance in the final Soviet cutscene. [[MST3KMantra Best not to think too hard about it.]]


** Yuri Prime, Apocolypse Tanks (''Red Alert 2'' only), Kirov Airships, Shogun Battleships, Mirage Tanks, Athena Cannons, Etc.

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** Yuri Prime, Apocolypse Apocalypse Tanks (''Red Alert 2'' only), Kirov Airships, Shogun Battleships, Mirage Tanks, Athena Cannons, Etc.


** [[CruelAndUnusualDeath Death by radioactive weapons]].

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** [[CruelAndUnusualDeath Death by radioactive weapons]].weapons]] where the victim is covered with radioactive goo and squirms as they [[ImMelting melt away]].


* [[MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales Russians Love Red Alert]]: Despite the USSR being obvious villains, these games are quite popular among Russians since the after the first one, the USSR stereotypes are PlayedForLaughs.

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* [[MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales Russians Love Red Alert]]: Despite the USSR being obvious villains, these games are quite popular among Russians since the after the first one, the USSR stereotypes (along with [[EagleLand the]] [[AnimeLand others]]) are PlayedForLaughs.


** Stalin in the first game by being a very accurate portrayal one of the most frightening dictators in history.

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** Stalin in the first game by being a very accurate portrayal one of the most frightening dictators in history. Also see ShownTheirWork below.


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* ShownTheirWork: JosephStalin's sociopathic behavior may appear like a [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade caricature]], but ''Red Alert'' provides one of the most accurate depictions of Stalin in any fictional medium, both in terms of actions and mannerisms. [[note]] Discounting his somewhat inaccurate-to-reality voice which actually sounded like on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig_-f3vmPrQ this video]]. This is his actual speech made after the Nazis' capitulation, complete with his "trademark" Georgian accent.[[/note]] . Which gives some unpleasant food for thought.

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* {{Defictionalization}}: The Iron Curtain device? It's a thing now. Although it works by using a high-intensity radio screen to prematurely detonate explosives rather than SovietSuperscience to slap a DeflectorShield made of oscilating particles on a tank for 30 seconds.


* CompleteMonster:
** Joseph Stalin in the original ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'' is portrayed as every bit the ruthless, paranoid dictator that he was in real life, but excludes any redeeming qualities he had and [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade makes him even nastier in some regards]]. He builds up the Soviet military machine and invades the rest of Europe to establish his totalitarian rule over the entire continent. He orders his security officers to test Sarin gas on a town of innocent civilians and the player to kill the survivors and raze the village, [[YouHaveFailedMe personally kills his lieutenants for any failure]] and orders purges of his entire military staff on a whim, and largely destroys the countries he invades as he did with Greece. When the tide of war turns against him, he uses his troops as sacrifical lambs to delay the Allied advance long enough so he can destroy the major European cities with his newly-developed nuclear missiles and force a victory.
** Yuri from ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'' is a powerful psychic and aspiring overlord initially serving the Soviet Union, but soon reveals his ulterior motives. In the Soviet campaign he supports the invasion of the United States and later the rest of the world, building devices to turn the conquered peoples into mind-controlled drones. He assassinates Premier Romanov and frames General Vladimir to usurp the Soviet leadership, before attempting to kill the player because his continued succes has made him a potential threat to Yuri's position. ''Yuri's Revenge'' reveals that he was just using the Soviets to establish a network of mind control devices to enslave the planet, so there will be no will but his own. His subsequent plots include harvesting the entire population of Los Angeles for raw materials, holding a software company ransom and nuking Seattle until they give in, secretly assassinating world leaders and replacing them with clones, and planning to level all coastal cities in the world. Throw in the fact that his army uses slaves to mine their ore, genetically alters soldiers and civilians alike into obedient, mutated freaks, grinds up civilians, captured enemies, and his own units for spare parts or drains them for bioelectricity, and is built around mind controlling his adversaries, and it becomes clear that we are dealing with a very, ''very'' bad man.

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CompleteMonster: Joseph Stalin in the original ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'' is portrayed as every bit the ruthless, paranoid dictator that he was in real life, but excludes any redeeming qualities he had first game and [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade makes him even nastier in some regards]]. He builds up the Soviet military machine and invades the rest of Europe to establish his totalitarian rule over the entire continent. He orders his security officers to test Sarin gas on a town of innocent civilians and the player to kill the survivors and raze the village, [[YouHaveFailedMe personally kills his lieutenants for any failure]] and orders purges of his entire military staff on a whim, and largely destroys the countries he invades as he did with Greece. When the tide of war turns against him, he uses his troops as sacrifical lambs to delay the Allied advance long enough so he can destroy the major European cities with his newly-developed nuclear missiles and force a victory.
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Yuri from ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'' is a powerful psychic and aspiring overlord initially serving the Soviet Union, but soon reveals his ulterior motives. In the Soviet campaign he supports the invasion of the United States and later the rest of the world, building devices to turn the conquered peoples into mind-controlled drones. He assassinates Premier Romanov and frames General Vladimir to usurp the Soviet leadership, before attempting to kill the player because his continued succes has made him a potential threat to Yuri's position. ''Yuri's Revenge'' reveals that he was just using the Soviets to establish a network of mind control devices to enslave the planet, so there will be no will but his own. His subsequent plots include harvesting the entire population of Los Angeles for raw materials, holding a software company ransom and nuking Seattle until they give in, secretly assassinating world leaders and replacing them with clones, and planning to level all coastal cities in the world. Throw in the fact that his army uses slaves to mine second game and its expansion packs. For more information, see their ore, genetically alters soldiers and civilians alike into obedient, mutated freaks, grinds up civilians, captured enemies, and his own units for spare parts or drains them for bioelectricity, and is built around mind controlling his adversaries, and it becomes clear that we are dealing with a very, ''very'' bad man.[[YMMV/CommandAndConquerRedAlert respective]] [[YMMV/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2 pages]].

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