|“|| You better hurry, Commander! Or else I'm gonna push the button and freeze your forces like a photograph!|
- Rupert Thornley
The Sigma Harmonizer is a scientific project developed for the Allies by the FutureTech Corporation sometime after the Third World War. It is located on Sigma Island, a heavily defended FutureTech facility.
The Sigma Harmonizer project has been controversial from the start, and hundreds of activists once protested the project outside FutureTech's corporate headquarters. FutureTech spokesperson Kelly Weaver assured the world at large that such scepticism is unfounded, saying that the Chronosphere was also controversial when it was first developed.
However, its true purpose was a sinister one: Rupert Thornley, president of the European Union, planned to use the Sigma Harmonizer to not only cripple the Soviet Union, but also take over the world, creating "heaven on earth".
Despite the controversies surrounding the project, as well as public concerns regarding its true purpose. The Sigma Harmonizer was eventually completed and close to activation. However, the Soviet Underground launched an attack on Sigma Island, and destroyed this deadly weapon before it can be fully powered.
|“|| It appears that FutureTech is trying to harness the ability to... stop time. Or at least to stop time for some objects if not others. It's all very complicated, but apparently this technology is the basis for the Sigma Harmonizer|
- Dasha Fedorovich
When activated, the Sigma Harmonizer is capable of freezing all Soviet units and structures in the entire area in time. Units become unresponsive, and the construction and repair of structures pause, rendering them completely defenseless. However, Allied units are unaffected, and can use this chance to attack Soviet forces unhindered.
Despite its powerful effect, the Sigma Harmonizer is limited by its tremendous power consumption, and cannot remain active for too long. However, as the Harmonizer gradually powers up, it is capable of stopping time for longer periods.
Behind the Scenes
The appearance of the Sigma Harmonizer is based on the real-world Large Hadron Collider, and the public's fear of the project mirrors the fear that the LHC may create doomsday phenomena, such as black holes.