Tropes That Apply to Broforce in General
- Celebrity Paradox: We've got three Schwarzeneggers, two Norrises. two Lamberts, two Gibsons and two Van Dammes.
- Friendly Fireproof: Explosions from a Bro's weapon will never hurt them. (other explosions caused by that explosion are another story, however)
- Gag Nose: They all have red noses for some reason. So does everyone else, including the President and Jesus.
- Heroic Build: Most of them sport arms that are nearly as thick as their torsos.
- I Am Not Shazam: Some of them, like Brommando, Bro Hard and Broheart are named after the movie instead of the character.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: ALL of them. Yes, including the women.
- Lawyer-Friendly Cameo: An entire army of them.
- One-Hit-Point Wonder: With the exception of the Boondock Bros and Brolander, one hit from anything is death.
- One-Man Army: Every single one of them is able to slaughter hundreds of terrorists in any given map.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: He's dubbed the Emperor of Earth in the Hard Mode ending.
- Badasses Wear Bandanas: No Rambo Expy would be complete without one.
- Face of the Band: The main bro shown in the cutscenes.
- Grenade Spam: Has a total of 6 grenades, and given his relatively poor crowd control, they'll be used quite often.
- The Hero: Overall the protagonist of the game.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: Out of every bro in the game, he is the simplest one to play as.
- Long-Range Fighter: Long-ranged, accurate, but relatively low damage.
- More Dakka: His main weapon is a machine gun, after all.
- Shout-Out: He plays almost exactly as the player characters from Metal Slug. This is no coincidence.
- What the Hell, Hero?: It is possible for him to murder the president in the Playable Epilogue, triggering the Bad Ending.
The second bro unlocked. Armed with an M202 FLASH rocket launcher and a knife. He may promise to kill you last, but it's a lie. Based on John Matrix from Commando.
- The Ahnold: He's based on a character played by Arnie himself.
- The Lancer: He's this to Rambro in the cutscenes.
- Long-Range Fighter: Like Rambro, Brommando has a noticeably longer range than later bros.
- Macross Missile Massacre: His special consists of simply firing a volley of rockets.
- Shout-Out: Throwing the devil at the end of the level off a cliff while playing as him unlocks an achievement, as a nod to one of the most iconic scenes from Commando.
- Stuff Blowing Up: When your only weapon is a rocket launcher, this is bound to happen.
- This Means Warpaint: He wears camouflage stripes across his face.
B. A. Broracus
- Badass Beard: Well, he's based on Mr. T.
- Black Best Friend: Portrayed as Rambro's in the cutscenes.
- Bling of War: Downplayed, but he does kick terrorist ass while wearing a bunch of huge gold necklaces. Again, he's based on Mr. T, so it should be expected.
- Dungeon Bypass: His flamethrower is one of the fastest tunneling weapons in the game.
- Fire-Breathing Weapon: His flamethrower, of course. It's extremely effective against aliens.
- Playing with Fire: His overall arsenal. It lets him cause panic to anything he hits excluding certain larger enemies.
- Scary Black Man: Being able to set people on fire helps.
- Trick Bomb: His special is incendiary grenades that release a wave of flames after exploding.
- Use Your Head: His melee attack.
- Videogame Flamethrowers Suck: Averted. His flamethrower, despite having short range, does a lot of damage and scares enemies, preventing them from retaliating.
The fourth bro unlocked. Armed with a pump-action shotgun, airstrike flares, and roundhouse kicks. Based on Cordell Walker from Walker, Texas Ranger.
- Badass Beard: Of course. He is Chuck Norris.
- Death from Above: His special calls in an airstrike.
- Eagleland: His airstrike's trails are colored red, white, and blue. Singing the Star-Spangled Banner while the bombs fall is entirely optional.
- Friendly Fire Proof: His special is an aversion. Try not to kill yourself or your co-op buddies with it!
- Nice Hat: He wears his trademark cowboy hat.
- Roundhouse Kick: Being based on Chuck Norris, he uses these for melee attacks. They do more damage and have a variety of angled variations in comparison to the standard punches and knives.
- Short-Range Shotgun: Like all shotgun bros, his range is rather lacking, but he makes up for it in firepower.
- Shout-Out: His airstrike special is very reminiscent of the Air Strike item from Worms.
Bro number five. Has two machine guns, ho ho ho, and flash bangs. Based on John McClane.
- Balding Of Awesome: He's modeled after Bruce Willis circa the late '80s.
- Blinded by the Light: His special is a flash bang that confuses enemies.
- Cherry Tapping: His stun grenade deals a minute amount of damage to the person it hits. Enough to kill a mook with a direct hit to the head.
- Does Not Like Shoes: He's barefoot both in game and in the game trailer.
- Guns Akimbo: Uses two machine guns instead of the normal one.
- More Dakka: Another prominent example in this game.
- Pistol-Whipping: His melee attack.
- Set a Mook to Kill a Mook: Enemies affected by his flash bang will ignore him and any other bros and fight among themselves.
The Sixth Bro. Carries lots of dynamite, and turkeys to hide it in. Based on Angus MacGyver of MacGyver
- Adaptational Badass: The character he's based on is pretty much a Technical Pacifist, despite his penchant for improvised explosives. MacBrover, however, blows up Mooks by the dozens in any given level.
- Big, Bulky Bomb: Those turkeys stuffed with explosives are huge. Their explosions are as big as you'd expect, as well.
- Chain Reaction Destruction: Common given the area of effect of his explosives. One well-placed dynamite can trigger a wave of explosive barrels, rocketing canisters, or just take out the ground underneath an enemy doorway.
- Cool Shades: In his unlock art and cutscenes, though not in his portrait.
- '80s Hair: Being based on MacGyver, this shouldn't come as a surprise.
- Grenade Tag: He can stick dynamite to enemies and terrain if he's close enough.
- MacGyvering: If you pay attention when climbing walls, he seems to have fashioned some climbing tool out of what looks like chewing gum.
- Stuff Blowing Up: Inevitable given his main and special attacks both rely on this.
- Schmuck Bait: His special is a turkey. With a bomb in it. Any nearby enemies will stop paying attention to you and head towards the turkey, despite it being an Incredibly Obvious Bomb.
- The Smart Guy: He's portrayed as this in cutscenes. And he's heavily implied to be the inventor of the unlockable RC car bombs.
- Throw Down the Bomblet: His primary and secondary attacks.
- Attack Reflector: Like most melee Bros, his sword can reflect bullets (and certain other projectiles) if he times a swing correctly. His entire body does this during his special.
- Badass Longcoat: It even looks like a cloak.
- Cool Shades: Much like the character he's based on, he never takes them off.
- Flash Step: His special involves using his martial arts skills to dash across the screen, destroying anything in his path. He's invulnerable while doing this.
- Katanas Are Just Better: His can deflect bullets.
- Lightning Bruiser: Moves very fast, is very agile and slices through mooks like a hot knife through butter.
- Our Vampires Are Different: Like the character he's based on, he's a half-vampire. You can actually see his fangs on his avatar portrait.
- Super Speed: Downplayed, although he moves faster and jumps higher than any other bro.
- Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Or knife, in this case. He does this as his "melee" attack.
Bro number Eight. He is the law. Carries his Lawgiver pistol, whose bullets will curve to meet the nearest target and a secondary fire that launches controllable rockets.
- Cool Helmet: Unlike Sly's portrayal, his is always there.
- The Faceless: His helmet is always on. No Canon Defilement here, thankfully.
- Homing Projectile: His Lawgiver fires these.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: His name is Dredd.
- Perpetual Frowner: His portrait shows him grimacing at all times, especially when firing.
- Player-Guided Missile: His secondary attack.
- Shock and Awe: His melee is a stun gun. It's far more lethal than it sounds.
- Shoulders of Doom: Golden ones, at that.
Bro in Black
If you could look over here, please... *FLASH*. He is not based on Agent J. He does not carry a Noisy Cricket and Neuralyzer. You will now close this page and do something productive.
- Cool Shades: Wears them everywhere. Including inside a darkened alien hive.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: The last suit he'll ever wear.
- Hand Cannon: The Noisy Cricket is so powerful the recoil launches Bro In Black backwards slightly with every shot. This can be used to supplement his jump distance.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: His secondary attack is the Neuralyzer.
- The Men in Black: Based on the most popular one.
- Stuff Blowing Up: His Noisy Cricket often results in this.
- Set a Mook to Kill a Mook: Enemies affected by his Neuralyzer will ignore him and any other bros and fight among themselves.
Go ahead. Make his day. Carries a .44 caliber Magnum (the most powerful handgun in the world) and Molotov Cocktails.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Well, somewhat. His suit may seem old-fashioned now, but it was all the rage in The '70s, when Dirty Harry was made. The badass part isn't up for discussion.
- Boom, Headshot!: Mooks he shoots will indeed have their heads blown clean off.
- Bottomless Magazines: The most notable aversion.
- Counting Bullets: He must reload every six shots, forcing players to do this if they don't want to be caught firing on empty cylinders in the middle of a gun battle.
- Eyes Always Shut: His portrait attempts to imitate Clint Eastwood's famous squint.
- Fascinating Eyebrow: Gives one in his portrait when he's firing his revolver.
- Long-Range Fighter: His Magnum has the longest range of all primary weapons in the game.
- Molotov Cocktail: His secondary weapon.
- Moveset Clone: Faster rate of fire and Bottomless Magazines aversion aside, he plays exactly like Snake Broskin before the update on July 7, 2016.
- One-Hit Polykill: His Magnum has a very long range and pierces through enemies, often resulting in this.
- Revolvers Are Just Better: His Magnum has a extremely long range, packs a decent punch and can be fired as fast as you press the fire button, making it an all-around pretty solid weapon. Its only downside is that it has to reload every six shots.
He cannot be reasoned with. He doesn't feel pity or remorse, or fear. And he absolutely will not stop, ever, until the enemy is dead, he is a Cyberdyne series T-800 Model 101 Terminator. Wields a M134 Minigun, and the inhuman strength to heft it. Can temporarily shed his organic exterior, revealing the mechanical endoskeleton beneath it, becoming unaffected by recoil and totally invulnerable to damage.
- The Ahnold: Based on Schwarzenegger himself.
- Cool Shades: On his unlock screen only.
- Determinator: Inevitable, given that he's based on the trope namer. His secondary fire allows him to wade through literally anything save for instant death pits, all while firing his minigun at full capacity.
- Gatling Good: Hell yes.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: He wears his classic Badass Biker attire.
- Megaton Punch: His melee attack is an uppercut, which originally sent enemies flying offscreen. A patch eventually lowered the knockback, making it Downplayed.
- Mighty Glacier: If you don't use his Recoil Boost, he plays as this.
- More Dakka: Comes with carrying a minigun. His damage output is the highest of any bullet user.
- No-Sell: His special reveals his endoskeleton to make him impervious to everything... except Bottomless Pits.
- Recoil Boost: The principle behind his speed. By using the recoil from the minigun as a thruster, he can launch himself around the map, making seemingly impossible jumps and moving faster than any character in the game, with the added bonus of killing everything he passes over.
- Robotic Reveal: Of sorts. His avatar portrait and in-game sprite have the living tissue of one side of his face damaged, revealing his robotic skull beneath. Using his special removes it completely, showing his full robotic endoskeleton.
- Shout-Out: According to Word of God, his minigun was inspired by that of Super Crate Box.
- If you manage to get killed while he's on his endoskeleton modenote , you get an achievment based on one of his most iconic lines: "I'll be back".
Another cyborg Bro, this time based on Alex Murphy, the legendary RoboCop. Carries his standard Auto-9 pistol, which he can fire in short bursts or charge for a very powerful attack. Your move, creep.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: His melee attack has him stabbing enemies with his retractable data spike.
- Charge Attack: His Auto-9 has this, at full charge it can release an abundance of bullets.
- Cool Gun: His Auto-9 can fire bullets that home in on their targets, or charge up to fire dozens of shots at once.
- Cool Helmet: It houses his secondary fire, which lets him lock onto enemies on the screen and then fire shots that will travel around obstacles to reach them.
- Crosshair Aware: A targeting reticle appears on-screen when using his special, letting you lock on any enemy.
- Determinator: In a sense, his secondary fire allows him to be this. He can get you even if you're hiding down a mineshaft behind some boxes. If he can see you, his secondary fire will let him shoot you.
- The Faceless: Never seen without his face plate.
- More Dakka: His fully charged attack unleashes lots of dakka indeed.
- Robo Cam: His targeting HUD heavily implies this. Plus, it looks exactly like the one in the movies◊.
Named after the family dog. Carries his trademark whip, hat, and gun. Also has a pickaxe to help him get through terrain and enemies alike.
- Building Swing: His whip allows him to grapple ledges and swing to them.
- Dungeon Bypass: He can easily do this thanks to his whip.
- Grappling-Hook Pistol: His whip serves this purpose.
- Hand Cannon: His revolver will destroy almost anything that isn't a boss in only one shot.
- Nice Hat: He's never seen without his fedora.
- One-Hit Polykill: Given their limited use, his bullets travel through multiple targets and kill in one shot, unlike most bullet using Bros.
- Powerful Pick: His melee weapon. Very good at digging.
- Shout-Out: Throwing an enemy from atop the Sky Fortress boss while playing as him unlocks an achievement, as an homage to this scene from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
- Whip It Good: His whip deals damage, more the further from his target he is. It also doubles as a grapple to let him climb obstacles.
- Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: The playstyle he inevitably requires, as his gun is his secondary fire and only has six shots.
- Ambidextrous Sprite: His chainsaw switches hands depending on which way he's facing. It also swaps hands during his flexing animation.
- Artificial Limbs: Has a chainsaw instead of his right hand.
- Attack Reflector: During his special, his chainsaw will reflect bullets from the front.
- The Berserker: His special has him running around at top speed, swinging his chainsaw like a madman and turning his enemies into Ludicrous Gibs.
- Blood-Splattered Warrior: His portrait gets splattered with blood after killing enemies using his special.
- Chainsaw Good: His defining feature. He makes good use of it in his melee attack and his special.
- Handicapped Badass: One of his hands has been replaced with a chainsaw.
- Ludicrous Gibs: The end result of either of his weapons. Amusingly enough, this makes him one of the best characters against undead (deadite?) mooks in the final Hell levels.
- Mook Horror Show: Attacking an enemy with his melee attack causes other nearby enemies to run away in fear rather than fight back, making it surprisingly viable despite being one of the slowest melee attacks.
- Short Range Boomstick: Well, yes. But it's compensated by its sheer power.
- Shout-Out: When you start later hell levels as him, he will emerge from portal along with his car, as in the end of the second film.
- Sword and Gun: More like Chainsaw And Boomstick, but the same principle applies.
- Attack Reflector: His special catches any bullets fired at him while it is active and returns them to sender.
- Badass Longcoat: Given that it's part of his iconic attire in the movie, it was to be expected.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: Most Bros use weapons, he is a weapon.
- Cool Shades: Much like the previously mentioned longcoat.
- Flash Step: Can perform one of these by hitting his melee key and a direction.
- Ground Pound: Using his downwards dash while in mid-air results in this when he lands.
- Punched Across the Room: He hits hard enough to send mooks flying backwards.
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: What his playstyle revolves around. Mash the fire button as fast as possible and rush at nearby enemies before they can get a shot off. It's surprisingly effective, especially when combined with his secondary fire.
The Boondock Bros
Based on Connor and Murphy McManus of The Boondock Saints, they're a pair of vigilante brothers on a mission from God to rid the world from terrorists. Each one carries dual handguns, and they can summon their father to aid them in battle.
- Assist Character: Il (Bro) Duce, who is basically a third AI controlled Boondock Bro.
- Badass Family: If both brothers are alive, their special calls their father to join them in battle.
- Back-to-Back Badasses: Part of their duo functionality. The non-player controlled brother will occasionally turn around and fire behind the pair.
- Boring, but Practical: Their entire moveset effectively only includes pistols, which are somewhat mundane compared to many other characters' fighting styles. Despite this, they are still an incredibly effective character, due to being several times more resilient than almost every other character.
- The Dividual: They count as one single character for all intents and purposes.
- Guns Akimbo: Both brothers dual wield their pistols.
- More Dakka: Pretty much the only other thing they bring to the table. Twice the guns of any other Bro gives them an abundance of conventional firepower to supplement their staying power.
- Pistol-Whipping: Their melee attack is this.
- Resurrective Immortality: As long as they can use their special after getting hit, the Boondock Bros will never die. Getting hit removes one bro, and their special brings him back.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: If one of the brothers dies, the remaining one will get very pissed. See Turns Red below.
- Shout-Out: According to Word of God, their gameplay style is based on the Ice Climbers from Super Smash Bros..
- Sibling Team/Bash Brothers: Yep.
- Turns Red: Literally happens upon getting hit. The hit causes one bro to die, and the other turns red and doubles movement speed and rate of fire briefly.
- Badass Mustache: On both his sprite and his portrait. He is based on Danny Trejo, after all.
- Blown Across the Room: His knives "carry" small enemies who are killed by them, allowing him to send explosive enemies flying into their allies.
- Denial of Diagonal Attack: His special can be rotated 360 degrees, making him an aversion.
- Dual Wielding: His sprite wields a pair of machetes.
- Flechette Storm: His special involves him creating one from the machetes he carries on his person.
- Gutted Like a Fish: His melee attack does this to terrorists. They will react appropriately upon seeing it. Ironically, he actually does this with his bare hands, rather than a machete.Announcer: ORGAN PUNCHES!
- Hammer Space: He keeps there an infinite supply of machetes.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: His primary fire has good damage, range, and firing speed, and carries enemies away from him. His special is one of the few directional attacks in the game, allowing him to strike from angles unavailable to most other Bros. Finally, his melee attack is the most powerful one in the game, can quickly chain from enemy to enemy, and inflicts the Fear status on surviving enemies. There are few situations he doesn't have a solution to.
- Knife Nut: Both his primary and special attack involve throwing machetes to his enemies.
- Machete Mayhem: His weapon of choice, for obvious reasons.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Never has a more apparent Knife Nut been codified.
- Throwing Your Sword Always Works: No matter how many machetes he throws, they never fail to stab something.
Bronan the Brobarian
He crushes his enemies, sees them driven before him, and hears the lamentations of their women. Carrying only a sword, it is his sheer strength that makes him such a force to be reckoned with. And if you do not listen to his prayers.... then to hell with you.
- The Ahnold: The third Arnie character in the game. His special even includes a very Arnie-ish "NYAAAGH!"
- Attack Reflector: Like the other melee Bros, his sword can reflect bullets if timed correctly. Though his slower swing speed makes reflecting individual shots more difficult than with other Bros, charging his attack allows him to reflect even a full burst from a Bruiser's minigun.
- Audible Sharpness: After a fashion. When his swing is fully charged his sword emits the standard "Shing!" sound effect.
- Barbarian Hero: Well, duh.
- Charged Attack: He can charge up his sword to release short-ranged Sword Beams. A fully charged strike will release a short range shockwave that will destroy both terrain and enemies in front of him.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: There's no magic or technology in his powers. He simply swings his sword so hard that it kills people thirty feet away from him.
- Cool Crown: He wears the Crown of Aquilonia.
- Death from Above: His special involves launching himself into the air before landing in an enormous shockwave. Using his melee attack in the air results in a falling stab.
- Megaton Punch: His melee attack is an uppercut, which originally sent enemies flying offscreen. A patch eventually lowered the knockback, making it Downplayed.
- Screaming Warrior: Upon performing his special, he'll let out Arnie's trademark scream.
- Shockwave Stomp: Both his fully charged primary strikes and his special result in this. Ludicrous Gibs will ensue if an enemy is caught by them.
- Sword Beam: His basic swings have a short shock wave that will take out enemies slightly beyond his reach. Charging his swing allows a maximum strike to take out all the terrain in front of him.
- Action Girl: Of course.
- Big Damn Heroes: She's the one who saves Rambro, Brommando and B.A. Broracus from the xenomorphs in the game trailer.
- Kill It with Fire: Her special fires a literal, long range firewall.
- Mix-and-Match Weapon: Her pulse rifle + flamethrower combo. Her primary fire is the pulse rifle, while her special is the flamethrower.
- One of the Boys: May be female, but she's still a Bro through and through.
- Slasher Smile: Look at her avatar portrait when firing. She seems to be having a jolly good time.
- Shock and Awe: Her pulse rifle does electric damage, making enemies explode. Other enemies affected by these explosions will explode as well, making her great at crowd control (especially against those pesky xenomorphs).
- Videogame Flamethrowers Suck: Averted. Her flamethrower not only deals massive damage, it also has a very long range. It's only limited by its number of uses, being her special attack and all.
He's still kicking. He must be in Broadway. He has the unique ability to control time, making him great at dealing with large groups of enemies or escaping from a dangerous spot.
- Bullet Time: His special could be described as this.
- Colour-Coded Timestop: While his special ability is active, the screen will turn into a grey monochrome.
- '80s Hair: Just like the character he's based on, he sports a mullet.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: His gun fires these in short bursts.
- Roundhouse Kick: One of his melee attacks is this.
- Time Master: The closest this game has to one. While all characters can stop time if they find special Time Slow ammo crates, Time Bro has this as his innate ability, can do it twice without collecting ammo, and every single use of his ability lasts longer than the one provided by the Time Slow ammo.
- Time Stands Still: Not totally still, but slowed down to a crawl when using his special. He can still move and attack at normal speed, though.
Based on Luc Deveraux, AKA GR44 from Universal Soldier, he is able to resurrect both enemies and allies to fight at his side.
- Back from the Dead: He can bring back any killed (human) enemies and bros in his special's area of effect.
- Blown Across the Room: His primary weapon will often do this to Mooks.
- Chunky Salsa Rule: His special will not work if bodies are turned into Ludicrous Gibs.
- Combat Medic: He can resurrect other players in co-op, and he is more than able to stand his ground in a fight.
- Eyepatch of Power: His camera/comm device resembles one.
- The Minion Master: Resurrected terrorists will mimic his movements and fire at his command (that is, whenever he fires).
- Resurrective Immortality: When he dies (assuming his body is intact), the game will wait for a moment before respawning the player or cutting to the game over screen. This is because he can use his special briefly after death, resurrecting himself. This trick only works once, though, as your specials will get instantly depleted if you die a second time.
- Roundhouse Kick: One of his melee attacks.
- Shoulders of Doom: His combat armor has these.
Col. James Broddock
After spending some time looking for POWs in 'Nam in Missing in Action, he now rescues them from the Mooks here in Broforce. He specializes in indirect fighting, blowing enemies from behind cover with his trusty Grenade Launcher.
- Badass Beard: Again, he is Chuck Norris.
- Badasses Wear Bandanas: Less prominent than Rambro's, but he also wears one.
- Cluster Bomb: His special. It's one of the most destructive attacks in the game and used to avert Friendly Fireproof before it was patched.
- Cherry Tapping: His grenades deal a small amount of contact damage on a direct hit, enough to kill a lowly mook if it hits him in the head.
- Colonel Badass: Col. James Broddock.
- Grenade Launcher: His main attack. It's a bit unwieldy, but its destructive power can't be denied.
- The Missingno.: Due to a bug, he was playable for a while before being properly added in the Death From Above update on July 2014.
- Oh, Crap!: Enemies will try to run away from his grenades shortly before they detonate. Emphasis on try.
- Roundhouse Kick: You can't give Chuck Norris anythinge else.
- Stuff Blowing Up: His entire arsenal consists of grenades.
Based on Cherry Darling from Planet Terror, her main "useless talent" is to use her machinegun leg to rain death upon her enemies from above with impunity. She has a harder time on the ground, so try to stay in the air as long as possible!
- Action Girl: Yup. The second one in this game.
- Ambidextrous Sprite: Her machine gun leg is subject to this.
- Artificial Limbs: She has a Leg Cannon instead of, you know, a leg.
- Bare Your Midriff: It's visible in her in-game sprites.
- Death from Above: Her playstyle revolves around this.
- Dungeon Bypass: Another possible use of her Rocket Jump skills.
- Handicapped Badass: Due to having a gun for a leg, she walks/runs with a noticeable limp, and cannot fire left or right unless she crouches, rendering her unable to move. Despite this, she's as much of a One Woman Army as any other bro.
- Goomba Springboard: A variation with her melee attack, which is a flip kick that sends her skyward if she hits an enemy.
- One of the Boys: Arguably the most "feminine" character in Broforce, she still mows down crowds of terrorists with her gun.
- Recoil Boost: Firing her machine gun while airborne will allow her to stay in the air for a bit longer.
- Rocket Jump: She specializes in this. In fact, according to Free Lives, they decided to add her to the game because she does this in the movie!
- Unnecessary Combat Roll: She does this when crouching in order to get ready to fire.
The mythical Road Warrior. Although he doesn't have access to his Cool Car in this game, he's still able to kick serious amounts of ass with his trusty sawed-off and the boomerang he borrowed from the Feral Kid.
- Attack Deflector: His boomerang deflects enemy bullets. Timing it well may save your life.
- Battle Boomerang: His special is the metal boomerang used by the Feral Kid in the second movie.
- Eye Scream: A mild example. Both his avatar portrait and his unlock screen feature him with a bruised left eye. Exactly as it happens to him in the second film.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: Wears his iconic black leather outfit.
- Kill It with Fire: His shotgun fires incendiary shells. Shotguns Are Just Better indeed.
- Off with His Head!: Killing a mook with the boomerang results in this.
- Short-Range Shotgun: As is the norm. But at least his can set mooks on fire.
- Shoulders of Doom: He wears a noticeable shoulder pad.
- Shout-Out: His boomerangs are quite similar to the cross subweapon of the Castlevania franchise.
The world's deadliest assassin, embarked on a quest for revenge. Armed with her katana and her deadly martial techniques, she is a fearsome foe to the terrorists.
- Action Girl: The third one in the game.
- Attack Reflector: Like other melee Bros, her katana can reflect bullets if timed correctly.
- Double Jump: Sort of. Using her upwards primary attack while in mid-air will propel her slightly up.
- Katanas Are Just Better: Her katana is one of the only primary weapons that can be aimed in directions other than left or right.
- Ludicrous Gibs: Her special is an exaggerated version of the Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique. Emphasis on exploding.
- Status Ailment: Failing to hit any enemy with her special will result in a massive movement speed decrease for a few seconds. This doesn't consume one of her special's uses, however, and using it immediately after an upward or downward attack results in a massive leap.
- Throwing Your Sword Always Works: She uses throwing knives as her "melee" attack.
- Touch of Death: Her special, based on the (in)famous Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique.
- You Are Already Dead: Any enemy hit by her special will explode in a matter of seconds.
Double Bro 7
His name is Brond. James Brond. He has a wide array of gadgets and his trusty Walther PPK in order to put a stop to terrorism.
- The Alcoholic: Sipping three martinis in a single life will result in Double Bro Seven swaggling drunkenly while idle. Fortunately, this is just a cosmetic effect.
- Aside Glance: The portrait of Sean Connery appears to be smirking at the player.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Complete with bowtie and a flower on the lap, as in Diamonds Are Forever.
- Hollywood Silencer: His Walther PPK makes the trademark "fwip" sound and doesn't alert enemies when fired.
- The Faceless: A variation. His avatar portrait depicts either Sean Connery, Roger Moore or Pierce Brosnan. Which one of those is Double Bro Seven's true face is anyone's guess.
- Fricking Laser Beams: His third special fires a laser from his Gadget Watch that sweeps across half of the screen, dealing massive damage to terrain and setting mooks on fire.
- Jetpack: His second special is this. Weaponized Exhaust is in effect here. It can also be used as a Double Jump.
- Joke Weapon: His first special is a Martini glass. It serves no real purpose, but it is capable of killing a mook if the glass hits him in the head.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: His fourth special has him donning a mask to fool enemies and prevent them from attacking. Even if he starts murdering them in front of their allies. It even works on the alien enemies, who not only hate terrorists, but have no eyes to see the ski mask.
- Shout-Out: Killing an enemy with the martini glass nets you the achievment "Shaken, not stirred".
An intergalactic alien hunter seeking worthy prey for honor and glory. Unfortunately, he will have to do with the Mooks. Using his skills as well as his advanced hunting weapons, he is a formidable foe to the terrorists.
- Adaptational Heroism: In Broforce, he's one of the good guys. In his source material, however, he's the one hunting the good guys. Word of God says he was added as a playable character exclusively because of the Rule of Cool.
- Alien Blood: He has green blood.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: His wristblades are his melee attack. He can skin and hang enemies with them, which will make enemies that see the body flee in terror.
- Charged Attack: Can charge his combi-sticks for increased range and damage.
- The Faceless: His face is perpetually covered by his mask. Knowing what is behind that mask, it's perhaps for the better.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: His main weapon does this to enemies.
- Improvised Platform/Stepping-Stone Sword: His combi-sticks stick to terrain, and can be used as platforms.
- Invisibility Cloak: His special renders him invisible for a few seconds.
- Javelin Thrower: As his primary attack, he uses the combi-sticks from Predator 2 as throwing spears.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: His mask's eyes glow red when he's charging his primary attack.
- Shoulder Cannon: His special attack also has him automatically targeting and blasting enemies with his Plasma Caster.
- Shout-Out: His combi-sticks work in the exact same way than the spears used by the main character from Volgarr The Viking.
- Sudden Name Change: Was originally going to be named "Predabro," but the announcer's voice line had already been recorded, so Brodator stuck.
- Taking You with Me: Upon dying, he will self-destruct in a massive explosion. If he was your last life, it won't do much good, but otherwise it can soften things up for your next bro (or your coop allies).
- Token Non-Human: Though not technically the first or only example, he is the most obvious. He's visibly the most alien of the cast, bleeds green blood, and occasionally emits an ominous hissing sound in place of the humanoid grunts of the other Bros.
Based on the film adaptation of the Rocketeer comics, The Brocketeer's main feature is his jetpack, which he uses both for offense and mobility.
- Death from Above: His special has him propelling himself into the air and then dive bombing towards the ground, performing a Ground-Shattering Landing on impact.
- The Faceless: He's never seen without his Cool Mask.
- Jetpack: This is what this character is all about. Unlike most depictions, it doesn't allow flight, but it greatly increases his jumping abilities.
- Jump Jetpack: As mentioned, his jetpack actually works like this.
- Little Useless Gun: His primary weapon is the weakest in the game, useful only for utility and common mooks.
- Rocket Punch: His melee attack uses his jetpack to add momentum (and damage) to his punch.
- Weaponized Exhaust: Every time he jumps, his jetpack emits gouts of flame to burn nearby enemies.
A Scottish warrior that in a time past led a rebellion against tyranny, he is once again fighting for freedom. His mighty warcry strikes fear even in the most ruthless terrorist's heart.
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: This is what you should be doing whenever his special is active.
- Attack Reflector: More difficult than the other melee Bros, given his claymore's slow swing speed. Throwing it, however, is a reliable way to reflect incoming fire...even after it's landed in the ground.
- Adaptational Nationality: Probably the most notable example, given that William Wallace was an actual Scottish soldier. Broheart, on the other hand, is so dedicated to the United States that screaming about it gives him a Status Buff.
- Barbarian Hero: He certainly looks the part.
- The Berserker: His special makes him run faster, hit harder, and causes a Mass "Oh, Crap!" to all nearby enemies. This allows him to charge with reckless abandon while it lasts.
- BFS: His sword is big enough to have a range of two blocks.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: If he loses his Claymore, he resorts to punching his enemies to death. His fists have a faster firing speed than his claymore, and are surprisingly powerful, however they have a shorter reach and cannot reflect bullets. You're still better off not losing your claymore, though.
- Screaming Warrior: "FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!"
- Status Buff: His special warcry not only makes enemies run for their lives, it also greatly increases his movement and attack speed.
- Sudden Name Change: Was originally going to be named "Broveheart," but the announcer's voice line had already been recorded, so Broheart stuck.
- This Means Warpaint: The warpaint on his face, unlike in the movie, is red, white and blue.
- Throwing Your Sword Always Works: His melee attack throws his sword. It not only decapitates mooks it hits, it sticks to the ground and serves as a Deflector Shield.
Based on Léon from The Professional, he is a supremely skilled hitman who counts on little Brotilda as an Assist Character. His silenced weapon, fire-and-forget special and ability to teleport in and out of sight makes him the closest thing to a stealth character in the game.
- Action Girl: Downplayed with Brotilda, who is an Assist Character.
- Assist Character: As mentioned, Brotilda. The Brofessional's special marks enemies in front of him; enemies marked are shot from offscreen by Brotilda.
- Back Stab: His melee is centered around this: He teleports behind the nearest mook and stabs him in the back.
- Badass Longcoat: He wears one of these.
- Cool Shades: He wears his trademark vintage round shades.
- Cold Sniper: Brotilda. Her expression when she appears in the avatar portrait is completely neutral.
- Hollywood Silencer: Same as Double Bro Seven, "fwip" sound and all.
- No-Sell: He is briefly immune to damage while teleporting.
- Offscreen Teleportation: His teleporting ability is a slightly exaggerated take on how the original character moves around (i.e he appears to teleport whenever people take their eyes off him).
- Stealth Expert: His weapon is silenced and his melee attack automatically teleports you to the back of a unsuspecting enemy, so his primary skillset is about being stealthy.
- Weaponized Teleportation: Upon using his melee attack, he teleports to the nearest enemy and stabs them before they can react. If enemies are present, it has decent range and can go through thin (1-2 blocks) layers of terrain.
The god of lightning and thunder and protector of Earthrealm, Broden has come to perform a fatality on terrorism. He is based on the movie adaptation of a certain well-known game franchise.
- Adaptational Badass: In the movie Raiden is actually a mentor figure to the protagonists, and doesn't actually take part in any fight (mainly because Christopher Lambert isn't trained in martial arts). His Broforce counterpart, however, does indeed fight a lot.
- Attack Reflector: His special attack is a variation on Brade's, and similarly reflects projectiles while he's flying.
- Calling Your Attacks: According to Free Lives, his special attack is called "Shalibabayee", which is what he yells when performing it.
- Chain Lightning: His lightning bolts make enemies explode upon death. These explosions also deal electric damage to nearby enemies, who will in turn explode if they are killed, further spreading the lightning love.
- Composite Character: Combines traits from both the Mortal Kombat movies and videogames.
- Foe-Tossing Charge: His special can be described as this.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: He even has lightning shooting out of them whenever he attacks.
- Megaton Punch: His melee uppercuts send enemies' heads flying.
- Mighty Glacier: Since he deals massive damage and can't move while summoning lightning, he plays pretty much as this.
- It's possible, however, to maintain the momentum of his special attack after it's completed. This allows him to temporarily move at ridiculous speeds (albeit only in a single direction, and only until he stops moving) comparable to other Bros leaping off a propane tank or zipline. Consequently, he can become a literal Lightning Bruiser.
- Mystical White Hair: He's a Physical God of lightning and thunder, and he has a mane of white hair, as in Christopher Lambert's portrayal of the character.
- Nice Hat: His sprite wears the famous conic straw hat.
- Screaming Warrior: "SHALIBABAYEEEEEE!"
- Shock and Awe: His primary attack consists on frying enemies with bolts of lightning. He isn't the god of lighting and thunder for nothing.
- Shout-Out: His looks are taken from Christopher Lambert's character in the movie, but at least part of his moveset comes from the games (to be more precise, his special is Raiden's Signature Move and his melee attack is Johnny Cage's MKI fatality).
- Unexpected Character: It's a safe bet no one expected the movie version of a Mortal Kombat character to show up.
Based on Connor MacLeod from Highlander, he is an immortal swordsman who gains power by claiming the heads of his enemies. He can either store said power to increase his movement and combat abilities, or he can unleash it in a deadly Quickening attack.
- Attack Reflector: Can reflect bullets with a well-timed swing of his sword. Difficult at first, though becomes much easier when he's gathered a few heads, as it boosts his attack speed.
- Elemental Punch: His melee attack is a punch charged with electricity. Due to an apparent bug, however, it deals little to no damage if he has no charges of his special. If he has at least one charge, however, his punch deals enough damage to instantly defeat even the first two forms of the final boss.
- Lightning Bruiser: When fully charged, he becomes a literal one.
- Magikarp Power: He starts with no specials and almost no movement speed. However, for every 5 mooks he kills he gains a special charge. Big enemies like Bruisers or ammo crates will also give him one special, and attacking bosses will grant charge proportional to how much damage he deals (so the speed at which he builds power against bosses rises exponentially as he fights). For every one of these special charges he collects, he gradually becomes faster and more powerful. By the time he's fully charged (at 5 specials), he not only moves extremely fast, but he's also able to kill almost anything in only one swing.
- Master of None: When he has no special charges, he's slow and has little mobility. Being a melee character, it makes him very vulnerable, so prioritize weaker enemies and ammo crates to quickly build up your specials.
- Off with His Head!: His sword almost invariably decapitates enemies able to lose their heads.
- Power Glows: His body will start glowing when he's got all five special charges.
- Resurrective Immortality: If he has at least two special charges, he will get back up moments after being killed, provided his body hasn't been turned into Ludicrous Gibs. This will consume all his special charges, so don't rely on it too much.
- Shock and Awe: His Quickening special releases a storm of lightning bolts around him. It's extremely powerful and he's invincible while performing it.
- Speed Echoes: He will project afterimages while moving after collecting enough charges.
A former war hero turned criminal, Snake Brosken now has to escape from whatever terrorist infested hellhole he has been sent to. He carries a pair of silenced SMGs, hologram devices and a hang glider.
- Divergent Character Evolution: When Dirty Brorry was added to the roster in the 7th July 2016, Snake was given new weapons, special and a hang glider to avoid Moveset Clone issues.
- Dungeon Bypass: His hang glider allows to skip large sections of the map if used right. The most notable example is the Covert Operation that teaches the player how to sprint. Most Bros with advanced mobility cannot spawn on this map, forcing the player to master sprint-jumping. Snake is the exception, as he was never removed from the level when he received the hang glider.
- Eyepatch of Power: Look at the trope page's picture.
- Flipping the Bird: He gives the finger when activating his teleport.
- Guns Akimbo: He dual wields silenced MAC-10's.
- Hammer Space: Where he keeps his hang glider.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: Wears his leather outfit from Escape from L.A..
- Hologram: His special. Also doubles as a teleport device.
- Kite Riding: He pulls out a hang glider if the jump key is being held while in mid-air.
- More Dakka: Dual submachineguns tend to invoke this.
- No-Sell: Whenever his hologram is active, he will teleport back to it when he receives a potentially lethal hit.
- Tele-Frag: Any enemy unfortunate enough to stand on the same space as his hologram will be gibbed when he teleports there.
Based on the obscure movie adaptation of the Tank Girl comic, she is a wacky post-apocalyptic wasteland warrior whose pet is a sentient tank and whose boyfriend is a mutant kangaroo. Makes As Much Sense In Context. Her main ability is to summon her tank into the battlefield, and she's armed with a huge custom rocket launcher to cause untold mayhem even on foot.
- Action Girl: The fourth and last playable female character, at least for the time being.
- Attack Reflector: The tank is so bulletproof that bullets will generally just bounce off, making them more dangerous to the Mooks firing them than to Tank Bro.
- BFG: Her rocket launcher. It is very slow but destroys half of the screen in one shot.
- Cool Helmet: Complete with goggles and all.
- Dynamic Entry: The tank arrives either by falling from the sky, causing a gigantic shockwave that will liquefy anything in the area, or by charging in from the left side of the screen, causing a similar degree of destruction.
- Foe-Tossing Charge: Using the tank's special (by sprinting), will make the tank run at full throttle and trample enemies and terrain alike.
- Girly Bruiser: Judging by the expression on her portrait, she's the girlest of the female Bros, but can still obliterate terrorists with the best of them.
- The Juggernaut: Her tank is very resistant to bullets, and deals damage to enemies and terrain alike simply by moving forward. Thus, a viable strategy against ranged enemies is to simply plow through them without fear. Melee attacks and explosives will make quick work of the tank, however, making this technique less useful against the aliens and kamikaze enemies.
- Pistol Whip: Exaggerated. Pressing the melee button in the air will cause her to slam to the ground with her rocket launcher of all things, dealing heavy damage to enemies below her.
- Rocket Jump: She is able to do this by running into her rocket's explosion.
- Secondary Fire: Her tank has it. Press special while driving it to change from lobbed artillery shells to straight firing howitzers (and the other way around).
- Shout-Out: Her tank is very similar to the titular vehicle from the Metal Slug series.
- Slasher Smile: She seems to enjoy blasting things into bits, judging by her avatar portrait.
- Stuff Blowing Up: She is a mistress of this trope.
- Taking You with Me: Her tank will explode upon taking enough damage, destroying anything nearby. If you stay in the tank while this happens, you will survive unscathed.
- Tank Goodness: Her special calls in her tank. Any player can control it.
The man. The legend. The Dragon. After years of requests (and a Drinking Game that, according to Free Lives, almost turned them into alcoholics), the martial arts master finally is here to kick some terrorist ass. Word of God says he's based on Lee from Enter the Dragon.
- All Asians Know Martial Arts: Subverted. While he's the only Asian character, and he certainly knows his martial arts, he's not the only character that uses them, at least in their respective source material.
- Attack Reflector: The only melee Bro who reflects bullets with his bare hands, rather than a blade.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: Much like Mr. Anderbro he doesn't need weapons to kill stuff.
- Bullet Time: When using his special, the game's speed slows down considerably, so you can easily chain your combo.
- Composite Character: Downplayed. He combines Mr. Anderbro's dashes with The Brode's directional standard attacks, but he has some features, such as his special, that are entirely his.
- Double Jump: He has similar directional attacks to those of The Brode, so the same principle applies. He can even triple jump if he also uses his upwards dash.
- Fighting with Chucks: One of his standard attacks consists in whacking the enemy with nunchucks.
- Flash Step: Just like Mr. Anderbro, he can dash in any direction by pressing the melee key and a direction. His special attack takes this Up to Eleven, being able to chain a combo of up to fifteen hits by dashing in all directions, provided he doesn't miss a hit.
- Kiai / Funny Bruce Lee Noises: Well, of course, being based on Bruce Lee himself.
- Punched Across the Room: Or kicked, as the case may be.
- Rugged Scar: His unlock screen shows him with claw-like scars on his chest. Very similar, in fact, to the ones the Big Bad from Enter the Dragon inflicts Lee in their final fight.
The Expendabros is a Broforce spinoff released in August 2014. When Lionsgate, the producers of The Expendables, found out about the success of Broforce (by then still in Early Access) they contacted Free Lives to make The Expendabros in order to promote the then upcoming The Expendables 3 movie. All characters in The Expendabros are based on their counterparts from The Expendables 3. The Expendabros is available in Steam for free, as a demo of sorts of Broforce.
Based on Barney Ross, the leader of the Expendables, played by Sylvester Stallone.
- Guns Akimbo: He dual wields what look like Desert Eagles. In practice, his primary is very similar to that of Bro Hard.
- Sticky Bomb: His special throws three of these.
- Knife Nut: Both his primary and special involve throwing knives. He resembles Brochete from the main game.
- Sudden Name Change: Referred to as "Bro Christmas" in the Expendabros trailer.
- Throwing Your Knives Always Works: Indeed.
- Death from Above: His special consists in launching himself upwards using his minigun's recoil and landing with a huge shockwave. This attack was taken from Bronan the Brobarian in the main game.
- Gatling Good: His primary attack was imported from The Brominator in the main game.
- More Dakka: He has a freaking minigun, so it's to be expected.
- Grenade Launcher: His main weapon.
- Grenade Tag: His grenades stick to enemies and terrain, causing the appropiate reaction in the former.
- Player-Guided Missile: Played with. His special is the controllable RC car bomb that was later added as a power-up of sorts in Broforce.
Based on Toll Road, the Expendables' demolition expert. Played by Randy Couture.
- Playing with Fire: Both his primary and his special involve setting things on fire.
- Short-Range Shotgun: His primary is the same incendiary shotgun that was later given to Bro Max in the main game.
Based on Doc, the recently freed medical expert of the team, played by Wesley Snipes.
- Foe-Tossing Charge: His special has him lunging forward and sending enemies upwards at the end of the move. This special was later given to Broden in the main game.
- Knife Nut: Both his special and primary attack involve slashing things with his huge knife, and his primary is the only attack in The Expendabros that can be aimed in directions other than left and right. His primary was later given to The Brode in Broforce.
- The Ahnold: Based on a character played by Arnie himself.
- Death from Above: He has the same airstike Brodell Walker uses in Broforce as his special
- Friendly Fireproof: His special averts this, so watch out!
- Long-Range Fighter: His primary has longe range than any other character's primary attack.
- More Dakka: His primary is an AA12 automatic shotgun that fires long-range slugs.
The Lord of Darkness. The Father of Lies, and the creature behind every single foe you meet. Meet the Devil.
- Achilles' Heel: His final form goes down in seconds to Broheart's special.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: As befitting of the Devil, he mostly wears a suit until he Turns Red.
- Big Bad: The game's principal antagonist.
- Big Red Devil: In all of his forms.
- Fighting a Shadow: The Devil you kill at the end of every level can be assumed to just be a projection.
- Finger-Tenting: You meet him at the end of every level in this stance.
- Giggling Villain: He's giggling at the end of every level.
- Leitmotif: No Sympathy For the Devil, his boss tune and a joke on the classic Rolling Stones hit "Sympathy For the Devil".
- Man of Wealth and Taste: Satan's always dressed in a fine suit (barring his final form).
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: He just stands at the end of the levels, doing nothing and waiting for you to kill him... Until you meet him in his domain, that is.
- One-Winged Angel: He goes through several forms, each more hideous and monstrous than the last. His true form is something to behold.◊
- Red Baron: "The Lord of Terror".
- Satan: The very same.
The psychotic 'Nam vet. Based off Dolph Lundgren's GR-13 in Universal Soldier.
- Blood Knight: To the point his explosive attacks can and will damage himself eventually, but he won' stop doing them.
- Creepy Souvenir: He carries around the severed ears of his foes in a necklace, just like his movie inspiration.
- Death from Above: He can summon air strikes similar to those of Brodell Walker.
- Disney Villain Death: The only way to finish him is dropping him off a cliff.
- The Dragon: To Satan. He only is this, though, seeing as how all the other bosses are either machines or aliens. Hes also taken out pretty early in the game.
- Expy: Of GR-13 from Universal Soldier.
- The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: GR's the only boss in the game based on a individual character from a movie: he's a direct expy of GR-13 in Universal Soldier.
- Macross Missile Massacre: He fires volleys of rockets with that huge rocket launcher of his.
- Mad Bomber: He chucks bombs and missiles everywhere.
- Number of the Beast: GR-666. Fitting, given he works for the Devil.
- Slasher Smile: His character portrait has one.
- Sociopathic Soldier: Absolutely merciless.
- Resurrective Immortality: He can return from the dead a unlimited number of times. The only way to finish him off for good is throwing him off the end of a cliff.
- Ring-Out Boss: Disney Villain Death or bust.