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Thunder Crash, sometimes written "ThunderCrash", is a team of human Liandri Grand Tournament competitors with a military theme. Thunder Crash armor is green, sometimes accented with gold, and often features the image of a bird of prey or wings.

Thunder Crash is perhaps best known for their leader, Malcolm. The team is well known throughout the UT series. It features the best combatants with a military theme. Due to their winning streak, this team of human marines have the strongest fan support in the galaxy.

Overview Edit

Thunder Crash is well known throughout the universe, mostly because of their success in the Liandri Grand Tournaments. They can be hired, but their services cost a lot, therefore the team is often called "Thunder Cash" behind their backs. It is not known whether Thunder Crash are mercenaries or it's NEG that decides where to send them, taking the money as a bonus.

During the Corporation Wars Thunder Crash forces fought for the New Earth Government in at least one instance. It is not known if they were hired, or are fully owned by the NEG.

Unreal Tournament Edit

"Thunder Crash is the current big city favorite, sporting a calculated balance of strength and style, they always manage to crush the opposition and look good at the same time."
Team description

Malcolm

UT99-Malcom
Name: Malcolm
Race: Human
Class: Chem Killer

Weapon preference: None

Appearances:
"FenTech's finest creation, Malcom is an engineered warrior enhanced by chemicals. Adrenaline stimulants, synaptic catalysts, and impulse regulators combine to create a superhuman killing machine."

Othello

UT99-Othello
Name: Othello
Race: Human
Class: Warrior

Weapon preference: None

Appearances:
"Once a trader for the Curan Financial Commission, Othello became a suicidal pit fighter following the mysterious death of his wife."

Riker

UT99-Riker
Name: Riker
Race: Human
Class: Warrior

Weapon preference: None

Appearances:
"Riker is a walking fusion of tactics and style. He always tries to find new ways of killing his opponents and has won multiple awards for creative improvisation."

Azure

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Name: Azure
Race: Human
Class: Warrior

Weapon preference: None

Appearances:
"Born in to an extremely rich family, Azure has had the benefit of training from the top fighters of her time. Physical engineering from the best hospitals has enhanced her abilities to the limit of perfection."

Aryss

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Name: Aryss
Race: Human
Class: Warrior

Weapon preference: None

Appearances:
"A former hotshot pilot, Aryss found that her skill and agility worked well on the battlefield, earning her a spot on the Thunder Crash team."

Annaka

UT99-Annaka
Name: Annaka
Race: Human
Class: Warrior

Weapon preference: None

Appearances:
"Annaka's sister, a miner, was killed due to incompetent Liandri management in the depths of Vulcana 32. She joined the Thunder Crash to help win the Tournament so she can bring a class action lawsuit against the corporation and make them pay for the death of her sibling."

Annaka also appears in the DeathMatch ladder (DM-Turbine). In that match, she is classified as a Demolitions Expert, and her favorite weapon is the Ripper.

"Never send a man to do a woman's job. Annaka is a premier demolitions expert. She masterminded over 20 covert structure hits against the Skaarj in less than a year and advises the NEG 'WetWorks' Board on Amphibious Arms Deployment."
Character description

Tamika

UT99-Tamika
Name: Tamika
Race: Human
Class: Warrior

Weapon preference: None

Appearances:
"Tamika's mother left her at an early age and she was raised in a house full of men where she was hardened by years of abuse. Bitter beyond belief, she is a hard combatant with a penchant for obliterating male contestants."

Ryanna

UT99-Ryanna
Name: Ryanna
Race: Human
Class: Warrior

Weapon preference: None

Appearances:
"No description available."

Unreal Tournament 2004 Edit

"Following his well publicized break-up with long-time teammates Brock and Lauren, Malcolm has returned to lead his old team, Thunder Crash. Malcolm is currently rehabilitating an injury sustained in last year's championship match, but he is expected to be healthy in time for the Tournament Finals."
Team description

Thunder Crash makes a comeback in UT2004 as one of the three finalist teams, of course, standing in your way to fame and victory. A balance of aggression and speed, the team can be nailed by outright offense. If this team is your opponent in the Finals, them you will have a 1-on-1 grand final match against Malcolm.

Malcolm

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Name: Malcolm
Race: Human
Class: Thunder Crash Leader
Birth date: 2261

Accuracy: 96
Agility: 94
Aggresiveness: 96 (UT2003)/73 (UT2004)
Team tactics: 97
Weapon preference: None

Appearances:
"Needs no introduction - most famous veteran of the Tournaments, recognized on every planet. With the typical calm pride of the Earth-born, and strong sense of loyalty, Malcolm is a true survivor and born leader."

Othello

UT2004-Othello
Name: Othello
Race: Human
Class: Thunder Crash
Birth date: 2269

Accuracy: 70
Agility: 79
Aggresiveness: 76
Team tactics: 86
Weapon preference: Flak Cannon

Appearances:
"Othello's superior combat abilities were evident at an early age, and he was trained to become a member of the elite ThunderCrash force from the age of nine."

Jakob

UT2004-Jakob
Name: Jakob
Race: Human
Class: Thunder Crash
Birth date: 2272

Accuracy: 73
Agility: 76
Aggresiveness: 64
Team tactics: 77
Weapon preference: Shock Rifle

Appearances:
"Little is known about Jakob's origins, except that he grew up in the fringe mining worlds along the Centaur Rim."

Taye

UT2004-Taye
Name: Taye
Race: Human
Class: Thunder Crash
Birth date: 2269

Weapon preference: None

Appearances:
"Othello's twin brother, Taye's superior combat abilities were evident at an early age, and he was trained to become a member of the elite ThunderCrash force from the age of nine."

Azure

UT2004-Azure
Name: Azure
Race: Human
Class: Thunder Crash
Birth date: 2264

Accuracy: 74
Agility: 87
Aggresiveness: 64
Team tactics: 84
Weapon preference: Bio Rifle

Appearances:
"Born into an extremely rich family, Azure has had the benefit of training from the top fighters of her time. Physical engineering from the best hospitals has enhanced her abilities to the limit of perfection."

Aryss

UT2004-Aryss
Name: Aryss
Race: Human
Class: Thunder Crash
Birth date: 2276

Accuracy: 78
Agility: 83
Aggresiveness: 69
Team tactics: 80
Weapon preference: Minigun

Appearances:
"A former hot shot pilot, Aryss found that her skill and agility worked well on the battlefield, earning her a spot on the ThunderCrash team."

Riker

UT2004-Riker
Name: Riker
Race: Human
Class: Thunder Crash
Birth date: 2272

Accuracy: 75
Agility: 75
Aggresiveness: 70
Team tactics: 75
Weapon preference: Rocket Launcher

Appearances:
"Riker is a walking fusion of tactics and style. He always tries to find new ways of killing his opponents and has won multiple awards for creative improvisation."

Picard

UT2004-Picard
Name: Picard
Race: Human
Class: Thunder Crash
Birth date: 2271

Weapon preference: None

Appearances:
"Picard is wanted by the Izanagi corporation for the theft of secret new space fighter designs. His status as a Tournament competitor grants him immunity from arrest."

Annika

UT2004-Annika
Name: Annika
Race: Human
Class: Thunder Crash
Birth date: 2275

Accuracy: 84
Agility: 64
Aggresiveness: 67
Team tactics: 72
Weapon preference: Lightning Gun

Appearances:
"Annika's sister, a miner, was killed due to incompetent Liandri management in the depths of Vulcana 32. She joined the ThunderCrash to help win the Tournament so she can bring a class action lawsuit against the corporation and make them pay for the death of her sibling."

Tamika

UT2004-Tamika
Name: Tamika
Race: Human
Class: Thunder Crash
Birth date: 2278

Accuracy: 66
Agility: 86
Aggresiveness: 79
Team tactics: 92
Weapon preference: Rocket Launcher

Appearances:
"Tamika's mother left her at an early age and she was raised in a house full of men where she was hardened by years of abuse. Bitter beyond belief, she is a hard combatant with a penchant for obliterating male contestants."

Unreal Tournament 2004 Edit

The 'Crash is one of the first teams revealed for the game, what with Malcolm being the default character to choose in the earlier betas until Taye was finished.

Malcolm

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Name: Malcolm
Race: Human

Weapon preference: None

Appearances:
"No description available."

Deslok

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Name: Deslok
Race: Human

Weapon preference: None

Appearances:
"No description available."

Genghis

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Name: Genghis
Race: Human

Weapon preference: None

Appearances:
"No description available."

Jakob

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Name: Jakob
Race: Human

Weapon preference: None

Appearances:
"No description available."

Othello

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Name: Othello
Race: Human

Weapon preference: None

Appearances:
"No description available."

Picard

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Name: Picard
Race: Human

Weapon preference: None

Appearances:
"No description available."

Riker

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Name: Riker
Race: Human

Weapon preference: None

Appearances:
"No description available."

Skirge

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Name: Skirge
Race: Human

Weapon preference: None

Appearances:
"No description available."

Taye

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Name: Taye
Race: Human

Weapon preference: None

Appearances:
"No description available."

Trivia Edit

  • Malcolm's name is misspelt "Malcom" in Unreal Tournament.
  • Annaka is called Annika in Unreal Tournament 2004.
  • Jakob apparently is a convict, due to the barcode on his forehead with the numbers "021136".
  • Jakob is the default character in the character selection screen of Unreal Tournament 2004. If we take the implication that both Malcolm and Gorge are the implied protagonists of both Unreal Tournament and Unreal Tournament 2003 respectively, being both of them not only the champions of those tournaments (in fact, Xan's description in 2004 explicitly says that Malcolm is the one who breaks his winning streak) but also the default selectable characters, and that the games themselves detail their ascension to fame, and considering that Jakob himself isn't part of the team in the final matches, it's possible to infer that Jakob is, indeed, the champion of the 2303 (2004) tournament.
  • In Unreal Tournament 2004, albeit totally reformed, the team is the only returning team from the first Tournament game aside of Iron Guard and Iron Skull.
  • Unreal Tournament 3 reveals that the team has a nickname, "Thunder Cash". This is referenced when Reaper meets Malcolm in the introduction of With Caesar's Coin.
  • Riker and Picard may have been named after William Riker and Jean-Luc Picard, from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
  • (*) Othello may or may not be the Ronin team member from Unreal Tournament 3.

External links and references Edit

See also Edit


Unreal Tournament teams
Thunder CrashIron GuardNecris Black LegionDark PhalanxBlood ReaversRaw SteelVenomIron SkullRed ClawThe Corrupt
Unreal Tournament 2004 teams
Black LegionBlood FistFire StormHellionsIron GuardSuper NovaIron SkullJuggernautsGoliathSun BladeThe CorruptThunder Crash

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