Constantly on the move, this traveling preacher was busy spreading the word. He was not singing gospel however; he was promoting the idea of an impending Armageddon. His prophecy called for an 'Event of Annihilation', which would destroy all life in a single moment and mark the arrival of a 'New Beginning' for the chosen few who followed him.
The preacher's origins were unclear, though he was believed to be an erstwhile military man. The Southerners called him Padre Destino. During his sermons, he often referred to his 'Tome of Scriptures'-a large red book he never parted with, believed by some to be the source of his madness.
No person would ever buy into Destino's ramblings and so he wasn't very successful in his recruitment efforts. This was partly due to his lack of credibility-he simply kept on changing the date of the 'Event' each time his prophecy failed to come true. The other reason was that after each sermon, the Padre liked to celebrate the upcoming miracle with a good dose of destruction.
Destino was growing increasingly frustrated with his results, but when he noticed the violence around him intensifying, he knew that the end was coming. With all his energy and enthusiasm, he threw himself into the midst of the turmoil?
Hasten the undoing!
The end is near!
- Speed -- 120 / 400
- Armour-- 328 / 400
- Avoidance -- 50 / 400
- Average -- 273 / 400
The halftrack is one of those vehicles that, while looking bulky and slow, is actually quite quick, and has good handling to boot. Although, perhaps due to the tracks, it isn't the easiest vehicle to handbrake turn in. Overall though, this is an extremely good choice.
Definitely one of the more fun specials in the game, you can really annoy opponents with this move! Once activated, the half-track buries into the ground, before erupting from beneath the targeted opponent! Needless to say, the constant use of this weapon can really wind people up, especially if you find the accompanying cry of 'BEWARE!' amusing! The only way to escape its wrath is to drive quickly in one direction as it begins to surface, but this is almost always out of the question for heavy vehicles. It's also a useful way to escape from any enemies that are boxing you in!