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Redcon is a 2016 strategy video game for Windows and mobile devices developed by Hexage. It is set in the dystopian future in which the First World War never ended, humanity knows only war and bombardment. It follows Strike Commander, tasked by Fuhrer of the Empire State to spearhead an artillery offensive against Traitor General Kranz. He might be the one to end all wars.

REDCON provides examples of:

  • Alternate History: World War I never ended.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: It is revealed that General Kranz really had good intentions. Well, he actually wasn´t a bad guy..
  • Anti-Hero: Strike Commander On his way, he is responsible for many innocent deaths.
  • Armor Is Useless: The gasmasks your mooks wear provide no actual protection against neurotoxin.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: By the end of the game you learn that everything you did to get there was just a planned cycle of a never-ending war orchestrated by Fuhrer Grimm, and you continue to serve faithfully to start the cycle anew.
  • Crapsack World: The never ending war left the skies full of toxic clouds, and the ground an ashen minefield of unexploded ordnance.
  • Cliffhanger: Ending can be seen as this but we know what will happen.
  • D Eterminator: Both Strike Commander and General Kranz
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  • Downer Ending: Strike Commander.
  • D Ystopia: Whole world issuffering from perpetual war and tyranny.
  • Dystopia Justifies the Means: Fuhrer Grimm does everything to only maintain his power.
  • The Empire: Strike Commander leads the imperial army.
  • The Everyman: Strike Commander
  • Evil All Along: Fuhrer Grimm.
  • Evil Counterpart: General Kranz seems as this to Strike Commander. It is eventually averted as Kranz is revealed to be the good guy..
  • Fallen Hero: General Kranz averted is he is revealed to be a hero.
  • False Flag Operation: Grimm is secretly supporting Krux nation.
  • False Friend: Fuhrer Grimm.
  • Fat Bastard: Fuhrer Grimm to Strike Commander and every other general in imperial army
  • Foreshadowing: The plot twist that Kranz is good guy while imperials are villains is heavily foreshadowed many times.
  • Forever War: The game concludes with line that war will never end.
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  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Fuhrer Grimm.
  • Good All Along: General Kranz.
  • Gas Mask Mooks: Every soldier wears one.
  • Glorious Leader: Fuhrer Grimm.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Fuhrer Grimm
  • Hero's Evil Predecessor: General Kranz but he is Good All Along.
  • Hero Antagonist: General Kranz.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Fuhrer Grimm.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: The empire is a military nation ruled by Fuhrer who united all nations with exception of Krux whom he needs as enemy for his never-ending war.
  • Nazi Protagonist: The protagonist is a nazi.
  • No Name Given: We neve get to know Strike Commander´s name.
  • Not So Different: General Kranz and Strike Commander are revealed to be this.
  • Playing Both Sides: Emperor Grimm supplies Krux with weapons and highly competent commanders so the war never ends.
    • Bella also plays for both Strike Commander and Fuhrer Grimm.
  • Post Apocalyptic Gasmask: All your soldiers have to wear one as a result of the air being poisoned, strangely enough though, nobody but the soldiers is ever seen wearing one.
  • Silent Protagonist: Strike Commander never says anything.
  • Space-Filling Empire: The Empire controls the whole world except Krux.
  • Tragic Hero: Strike Commander and General Kranz.
  • Tyrannicide: The Empire.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Strike Commander and General Kranz.
  • Vicious Cycle: When Krux commander is defeated, he is replaced by general who defeated him. Strike Commander becomes the new Krux commander when he defeats General Kranz. The ending suggests that he will fail to break the cycle just as Kranz did.
  • Villain Protagonist: Strike Commander is revealed to be this. He changes sides then.


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