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Nightmare Fuel / Crysis

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  • The reality of wearing a Nanosuit. While on paper, it seems like a regular powered armor suit, the truth is that it's a symbiote-like device that fuses with its user (unless you wear a protective suit that prevents its fusion like with Prophet), turning the person into a Humanoid Abomination.
    • Main reason (after death of his nephew) why Dominic Lockhart tries to shut Nanosuit program down is that human inside it basically reduced to wetware. Emotions can be suppressed and replaced, actual orders and movements of soldier can be ignored and system can run itself even if body inside it is dead.
  • The Manhattan Virus: Infectees in their late start getting growths on their lower abdomen and pelvis, and those who die by the disease ''melt'' into a reddish-pink goo. Luckily, it is not contagious.
    • However, It is commented that, given its lack of contagiousness, as well as the relatively short range of the dispersal spears, the virus might be a sort of "beta" version, undergoing a controlled trial-run in New York in preparation for a worldwide dispersion of the perfected, fully contagious product (which could be what the Central Park tower was meant to do).
      • At the end of Crysis: Legion Alcatraz says that lesser spires were just test runs and beta-releases, while the main spire that he hijacked in final chapter was 'mass-production' model that would shoot replicators and affect entire planet.
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    • It's even worse in Crysis: Legion, where the virus not only dissolves your body, it affects your mind as well, compelling you to find the nearest Ceph spire and literally bow down in worship and let yourself absorb more of the spore so you'll die and dissolve that much faster, and you won't even realize what's happening.
    • The woman you come across in Seat of Power. She's alone in an abandoned evac center, surrounded by rotting corpses who may have been her friends or family. Blood (or something worse) is dripping from her mouth, and she's holding her own dissolving internal organs in her hands and speaking in a soft, raspy voice;
      Woman: It's nothing. I'm not that sick...I'm feeling much better now...
  • One of CELL's interview subjects in Crysis: Legion is a quarantined woman who ran into Alcatraz on the streets of New York with her daughter. The writer of the interview notes, in medical terminology, that the woman's eyes have rotted away, replaced by fleshy alien tissue that's spreading over her face and will probably kill her in a matter of hours. Even worse, because of the Mind Screw effects of the virus, she can't even recognize the sound of her own daughter screaming and dying down the hall, only remarking 'Oh, the screaming stopped.' with relief.
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  • In Legion, Alcatraz casually brushes over killing CELL forces by the dozen. He barely even seems to think of them as human. What's the suit doing to his moral compass?
  • Near the end of Crysis 3, the Alpha Ceph successfully opens the wormhole to Triangulum, and a massive Mothership (A full-blown homeworld Ceph) starts passing through it. Only the Archangel can destroy it, and if Prophet fails to kill it before it can fully enter orbit, the Ceph Mothership will burn the Earth to cinders with its Wave-Motion Gun. This was just a glimpse of how powerful the main Ceph are. If there more games in the series, what the hell will humanity do if the Ceph return? What if it isn't just one Mothership, but thousands?

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