Concepts

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  • Enforcer programs implemented in The Matrix to neutralize rebel threats.

  • An Artificial Intelligence Construct is a synthetic technological creation that is a part of a bigger whole. The AI Construct can be a self aware computer or simply a grouping of technologies that come together to form one large being.

  • If a person is made of metal and has circuitry instead of a circulatory system, then their game belongs on this list.

  • A hostile artificial intelligence, or "rogue AI," is a synthetic being that has turned on its creators. Among the most famous rogue AIs are HAL 9000 (2001: A Space Odyssey), SHODAN (System Shock), GLADOS (Portal) and SkyNet (Terminator).

  • With a humanoid appearance, it's still a cold hearted machine.

  • Any form of AI that cracks a few jokes or wisecracks behind the protagonist's back. This can include witty insults, sarcastic replies, or just plain old humor in general.

  • Robot Ninjas are robots made to be ninjas. They combine the stealth and deadliness of a trained ninja with the precision of machines.

  • A droid used by the Galactic Empire equipped with a carbonite sprayer.

  • A flamethrower wielding droid used by the Galactic Empire.

  • Trolls are a mythical race of creatures that have been interpreted many different ways in games.

  • Big Daddies are the lumbering genetically modified behemoths in the underwater city of Rapture. Clad in garish diving suits, these monstrosities were created to protect Rapture's population of walking ADAM factories, the Little Sisters.

  • The Big Sisters are Little Sisters in a post-pubescent state that have become unstable. The Big Sisters wear a diving suit similar to a Big Daddy. Big Sisters are known for there plasmid powers and their agility.

  • Many video game villains oftentimes laugh in evil ways, be it a vicious cackle, a sneering chuckle, or a booming laugh. Common evil laughs often include "Bwa-ha-ha", "Mwa-ha-ha", or "Ho ho ho".

  • Introduced in MK III, these new finishers would turn your character into an animal that would then kill and maim your opponent, thus ending the round.

  • The SNES version of Ultimate MK III introduced a new finisher called "Brutality." This would involve your character beating your opponent down with an extremely long kombo before the victim would explode into a shower of blood and body parts.

  • Introduced in MK II, these new finishers would no longer kill or brutally beat down your opponent. Instead, your character would present them with a gesture of love and friendship, much to the announcer's disappointment.

  • Fatalities are a means of ending a fighting game match by gruesomely murdering the loser. It was popularized as a finishing move performed at the end of a match in Mortal Kombat.

  • A banker is the owner, operator, and/or teller at a bank.

  • Ghouls are carrion eating undead creatures that dwell in graveyards and other lonely places. The stench of death surrounds these vile abominations wherever they go. Some Ghouls have been known to paralyse their victims with their manky claws.

  • The Super Mutants are large, mutated humans found in the Fallout games. They were created by the F.E.V. virus, are immune to radiation and disease, and have incredible strength. They also come in various forms.

  • Deathclaws were intended to be a replacement for humans in close-combat situations by the US government and created using a variety of animal DNA. They are powerful, agile monsters that now run wild in the Fallout franchise.

  • Prostitution is the exchange of money, drugs, favours, or other incentives for the performance of sexual acts.

  • In the Fallout series a bunch of Brahman made their way to the United States before the bombs fell. Afterwards they mutated and gained an extra head and four more stomachs.

  • A species of large, mutated scorpions from the Fallout series. Radiation caused them to grow in size and increase the potency of their poison.

  • Police are paid protectors who enforce the law through legal use of force. They help ensure public safety and social order. Their motto is to protect and to serve.

  • The combine police.

  • A term used to describe the walking dead. They feed largely on the flesh of the living, but are sometimes depicted as craving brains specifically. They often move slowly, due to rigor mortis, but are extremely deadly in large numbers. Unfortunately, they're always found in groups. Shotgun time!

  • Any game that represents a society noticeably worse or less desirable compared to those in the present. This can relate to kinds of political and economic organisation, excessive human suffering, social problems caused by technology, or as a result of an apocalyptic event.

  • This tag is for all games and characters that deal in the concept of Gods, Demigods, Half Gods and the like.

  • Legendary, stealthy assassins from Japan's feudal era, who are ridiculously well-trained in the art of the sword, and who may or may not have access to magical powers. If you ever manage to see a ninja, you're already dead.

  • A ninja clan in the Mortal Kombat universe. The clan had a fierce rivalry with the Lin Kuei before they were defeated by them.

  • Samurai, or Bushi (literally, "warriors") were a social class class in feudal Japan, equivalent to Western aristocracy, knights.

  • The main line of distinction between victory or failure in video games, death is the process of a biological being ceasing to be alive.

  • Dragons were originally messengers from heaven, according to early Buddhist texts. In video games, they are mostly adversaries to be overcome, but there are some exceptions.

  • A race of reptilian humanoids that appear in Mass Effect. The krogan were once a proud, powerful race of warriors with an astonishingly high birthrate. Their massive numbers eventually led to a series of conflicts known as the Krogan Rebellion. The species were eventually infected with a sterilizing genetic bioweapon.

  • The floating farm unit that provides supply for the sprawling Zerg army in the StarCraft universe.

  • A savage, animalistic alien Swarm that seeks out other species in the universe, intending to absorb the useful and exterminate the unworthy.

  • The Terrans are a race of futuristic humanoids that appear in the Starcraft universe. They are noted for their ability to quickly adapt to new terrains and use any natural resources to their advantage.

  • Protoss is one of three major races in Starcraft. A noble and powerful race.

  • One of the playable factions in the Command & Conquer series.

  • A faction in the command & Conquer series. The Brotherhood is a secret ancient society or cult.

  • Sauron's most terrible servants. The Nine were once mortal men who one by one succumbed to the power of the One Ring.

  • Also known as the Universal Union, the Combine is a trans-dimensional empire comprised of enslaved species spanning an unknown number of universes, and Earth is their latest annexation.

  • The Hunter (or mini-striders) is a synthetic anti-personnel combat unit made by the Combine from Half Life 2 Episode Two.

  • A massive Combine synth designed for heavy assault, in Half-Life 2 and Episodes One and Two.

  • The Imperium's great enemy, the Chaos Space Marines, are the Adeptus Astartes that turned their back on the Emperor in exchange for the powers of Chaos.

  • Typically representing the elite of humanity's Space Forces, Space Marines have appeared in numerous games such as the Doom series and Warhammer series.

  • Warhammer 40k faction. A more traditional military made of volunteered citizens trained in warfare, the Guardsmen are the basic infantry of the Human Imperium.

  • The inferred primary antagonists of Half-Life 2 and its Episodic expansions.

  • The Brood Lord is the superior air unit of the Zerg. It unleashes many Broodlings, whom then fiercely attacks anything on the ground. It is evolved from the Corruptor.

  • An advanced zerg flyer in StarCraft II that specializes in anti-air attacking. They use a corruption ability that disables an enemy building from producing anything.

  • The Drone is the basic harvester of the Zerg. It sacrifices itself when making structures.

  • A Terran unit from the StarCraft series equipped two flamethrowers to help neutralize large groups of enemies.

  • A Terran built robotic walker with a human pilot from the StarCraft series. Equipped with both two chain guns and hellfire missile launchers for ground and air assault.

  • The High Templar is powerful Protoss spellcaster unit.

  • A snake-like projectile using Zerg unit from the StarCraft series. It can evolve into a Lurker in the expansion Brood Wars.

  • The Infested Terran is a unit summoned by the Infestor. It has a limited lifespan.

  • The Infestor is the energy-based support unit of the Zerg. It can move while burrowed.

  • The Larva can evolve into many of the Zerg units. It is produced by the Hatchery.

  • A new Terran support infantry unit equipped with massive grenade launchers on each arm.

  • The most basic infantry unit in the Terran army from the StarCraft series.

  • A Terran healer infantry unit.

  • The basic Zerg flyer unit from the StarCraft series. Infamously known for harassing ground units with their "bouncing" projectile attack.

  • The Overseer functions as a detector, as well as an energy-based support unit for the Zerg army in Starcraft II. It is the evolved form of the Overlord.

  • The Zerg Queen is a support unit from StarCraft series. It started as a flying unit but now takes on a ground role supporting bases.

  • A Terran versatile infantry unit equipped with a jet-pack and twin pistols.

  • The Roach is the basic ranged unit for the Zerg. It regenerates health very fast while burrowed, and with upgrades, it can move while burrowed as well.

  • The Ultralisk is the ultimate melee unit. with its massive blades, it deals splash damage to any units in front of it. It also functions as a meat shield.

  • A small and weak but fast and relentless starting unit in the Zerg race from the StarCraft series. Very effective in packs.

  • The Terran Dominion came to be after the fall of Tarsonis. The Sons of Korhal took leadership of all the Confederate worlds, and Arcturus Mengsk crowned himself Emperor.

  • An extraterrestrial race whose society is centered around trophy hunting.

  • Extraterrestrials appear in many, many video games in a massive variety of styles. Sometimes they're evil bloodthirsty invaders, sometimes they're adorably cuddly sidekicks, and sometimes they're very much like us.

  • Endoparasitoid extraterrestrial lifeform and very bad news.

  • He is the absolute ruler of the Imperium and God of all of mankind. All humans worship him in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, assuming they have not been let astray by other temptations...

  • A vast galaxy-spanning empire encompassing countless planets. It was founded by the God-Emperor at the end of the Age of Strife.

  • The Adeptus Mechanicus is a technological organization, holding a monopoly on technological knowledge in the Imperium of Man in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

  • Superhumans crafted from the Emperor's genetic code, the Space Marines are the strong-arm of the Imperium of Man in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

  • You have good agents, like Elite Beat Agents and you have bad agents, like agent Smith. From F.B.I. agent to those with an elite sense of beat... agents are normally found wearing a suit and tie and are very professional.

  • Men in Black and Women in Black are physiopharmaceutical-augmented agents of Majestic 12 posing as Government agents in the Deus Ex universe

  • Unlike its cousin, the Giant Enemy Crab, the Giant Enemy Worm was not born from a meme. It is believed that Frank Herbert's Dune books were the first to popularize the concept of a giant worm that could devour you without even noticing it.

  • Like its airborne cousin, the Helicopter Boss, the Tank Boss is a large and stubborn metallic adversary.

  • A tactical, stealth specialist unit of the Terran race from the StarCraft series. Uses a sniper rifle and has a personal cloaking ability integrated into their suits.

  • A Terran infiltration unit. They are the result of a Ghost program called "Project Shadow Blade."

  • Changelings are the spy unit of the Zerg. It is produced by the Overseer.

  • Envisioned by the prominent science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein and popularized by the movie Aliens, the Female Dropship Pilot is always ready to pull your bacon out of the fryer.

  • An energy blade wielding warrior of the Protoss race in the StarCraft series.

  • A Protoss melee stealth warrior.

  • The Archon is a powerful Protoss unit

  • The Baneling is an explosive unit, excellent at blowing up defences or large groups of enemies. It is evolved from the Zergling.

  • Mind Reading is being able to know someone else's thoughts exactly when they think them.

  • The ability to influence the thoughts of others and bring them under your sinister command.

  • A superweapon is a structure or character with amazing powers and amazing costs. This weapon can turn the battle to its owner's side single-handedly, but is usually the most expensive and time consuming to construct.

  • Cerebrates were zerg brood leaders. They were created by Overmind to control swarms of zerg.

  • An ancient and advanced race, the Xel'Naga created the Protoss and the Zerg before they were supposedly destroyed by the Overmind.

  • Ronin is the samurai motorcycle gang of Saints Row 2 and the greatest gang concept in the history of mankind. Period.

  • The Sons of Samedi is the Voodoo gang of Stilwater. They are best known for their drug trafficking of "Loa Dust"

  • The Brotherhood is the tattooed grease monkey gang of Stilwater. The Brotherhood is lead by Maero and their gang color is red.

  • The player's own gang in Saints Row. They are lead by Julius, who claims that all he wants is for the other gangs to leave his neighborhood alone.

  • The main gang of The Syndicate, a crime conglomerate that rules Steelport in Saints Row: The Third.

  • A violent gang of masked wrestlers from Saints Row: The Third.