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Tesla Trooper
RA2 Tesla Trooper
Unit
Affiliation

Soviets

Role

Anti-tank and anti-infantry heavy infantry

Armament

Portable Tesla coil

Protection

Plate

Tier

2

Tech level

5

Properties
Hit points

130

Armor type

Plate

Amphibious

No

Production
Cost

$500

Build time

0:20

Produced by

Soviet Barracks

Combat
Ground attack
  • 50 (Shock)
  • 60 (IFV) (Shock)
Cooldown
  • 60 (40 when elite)
  • 45 (30 in RA2) (IFV)
Speed

4

Attack range
  • 3 (5 when elite)
  • 6 (IFV)
Sight range

6

Function
Abilities

Charging up Tesla coils
Uncrushable

Elite upgrade

Increased strength, firepower, rate of fire, self-healing

Commencing shock therapy.
- Tesla Trooper
RA2 Tesla Trooper Icons
RA2 Tesla Trooper Veteran Icons

Tesla troopers are Soviet heavy soldiers used primarily as anti-tank and anti-infantry shock troopers during the Third World War and the Psychic Dominator Disaster.

BackgroundEdit

Rubber shoes in motion!
- Tesla trooper on the move

Advancements in technology made by the Soviet Union as part of their covert rebuilding program allowed the Tesla coil to be miniaturized into a perfect man-portable form. While early attempts at such a weapon were made and fielded by the Union before, it wasn't until the invention of a Tesla-powered battle suit that its full potential could be reached. The end result is a sealed, insulated combat uniform with a Tesla coil gauntlet, powered by a miniature back-mounted Tesla generator. Typically worn with an insulated jumpsuit underneath and red overalls on top, it is used by specialists in tank warfare, owing to its uncrushability. In a pinch, they can also power up Tesla coils.

Deployment historyEdit

Lt. Eva briefed the commander about Tesla troopers during the occupation of Washington D.C., describing its power against tanks and their ability to power up Tesla coils with their extra energy. This ability was later seen during the Allied liberation of the city.


RA2Sovietlogo The following is based on the Soviet campaign for Red Alert 2 and some details might contradict canon.

The Tesla trooper was first made available during the Soviets' invasion in New York and played a significant role in Paris, turning the Eiffel Tower into a gigantic Tesla Coil.

Game unitEdit

Ground yourselves!
- Tesla trooper under heavy fire

Tesla Troopers are best used as a static defense or an escort for an armour column, as they are effective against infantry, yet particularly devastating to enemy tanks (which cannot crush them). Tesla troopers can charge up a Tesla Coil for a slow-recharging, but devastating bolt of increased range and power. If three or more Tesla Troopers charge the same Tesla coil at a time, it will become independent on base power supply. It is best to wait until a Cloning Vat can be built because it will half their price. They can be overwhelmed by G.I.s, though, so they are best to be escorted by Conscripts or Flak troopers. Since the range of their tesla weaponry is barely beyond that of an Attack Dog, and their movement speed one of the slower amongst infantry, long ranged anti-personnel units pose a particular threat to them.

When they reach elite rank, their tesla bolts can bounce to two other targets, so an elite tesla trooper has a chance to damage up to three enemy units with one bolt.

AftermathEdit

After the Psychic Dominator Disaster, the Soviets introduced a new design of their Tesla trooper. It was more powerful and cheaper than the old version, but more vulnerable to tanks as it could be crushed by them. They can also no longer charge Tesla Coils.

After Cherdenko's trip to 1927, the Tesla troopers were modified and were able to charge Tesla Coils and were uncrushable again.

AssessmentEdit

ProsEdit

  • Highly effective against infantry, vehicles and even structures.
  • Cannot be crushed by vehicles. The only vehicle that can crush them is the Allied Battle Fortress.
  • Charges up Tesla Coils to increase their power and range. Two can provide enough charge to keep it powered in case of a blackout.
  • Relatively inexpensive.

ConsEdit

  • Slow moving.
  • Anti-infantry units, especially Attack dogs can kill them easily.
  • Cannot target aircraft.
  • Don't fare well either against high-technology vehicles such as Apocalypse Tanks either unless massed in moderate to large numbers.
  • Short range.

Selected QuotesEdit

Tesla suit ready!
- When selected
Charging up
- When selected
Electrodes ready!
- When selected
Checking connection
- When selected
Yes, comrade?
- When selected
Going to source
- When moving
Moving out
- When moving
Yes, comrade
- When moving
Surging forward
- When moving
Electrician in the field
- When moving
Rubber shoes in motion!
- When moving
2,000 volts coming up
- When ordered to attack
He's fried
- When ordered to attack
Completing circuit
- When ordered to attack
Let the juice flow
- When ordered to attack
Commencing shock therapy
- When ordered to attack
Ground yourselves!
- Under fire
Reinforcements!
- Under fire
I'm hit!
- Under fire
Hmmmm!
- when killed
Ek U Ak!
- when killed

GalleryEdit

Trivia Edit

  • The Tesla Trooper bears a striking resemblance to Juggernaut from the X-Men franchise.
  • In cutscenes, they have bubble glass helmet, but in renders they have a metal helmet with a narrow visor.
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