Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Who is Cordis Die?

Today, Treyarch released a new trailer called "Villain" for Black Ops 2:



In the trailer, a US general is taking to the camera:
He's like... a celebrity now. People, in America... idolize him. They'll wake up tomorrow and realize that their hero... has wiped them out! We've used advanced technology to track him... and he's just... disappeared! Where the hell is he? He doesn't need his own weapons. He's got ours.
The interesting thing about this trailer is the fact that it shows a Youtube channel owned by somebody called "Cordis Die". This channel has 55,867,489 subscribers and 678,546,724 total upload views. After searching around on YT, I found a new YT account owned by a user called cordisdie. The channel is completely blank, except for one video:



In it, a man with a foreign accent says:
Come, my friends. It is not too late to seek a newer world.

So, what does it all mean? Who is Cordis Die? Who is the grey-haired man in the trailer that is talking to Frank Woods? What did he mean when he said "It begins?" What is his mission? So many questions...

If you look up the word "CORDIS", you'll find that it stands for Community Research and Development Information Service, which is an interactive online portal that aims to support European research and innovation. Whether or not this has anything to do with it remains to be seen.

As for the story: My guess is that you take control of Mason's son and that this is the character you will be chasing (only to find out he's really the good guy and that your superiors have been misleading you). I'm also guessing that this Cordis Die guy is opposed to way technology has taken over the world / military. It also seems as if the US army / government will be the "bad guy" for most of the story.

48 comments:

  1. You play as masons son, not woods

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    1. there is a portion of the game where you do play as woods

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  2. so who is cordis die becuz i am confused

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    1. probably raul menendez i dont know

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    2. cordis die is the name of the terrorist group

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  3. 'Cordis Die' is a Faction in Black Ops II run by Raul Menendez.
    It translates to 'On the day of the Heart' in Latin.

    "Come my friends. It's not too late to see a new world."
    This quote is mentioned in their first propaganda video, it is a direct quote from the poem 'Ulysses'.

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    1. Good call man ;)

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    2. Also cordis means can mean CORDIS, the Community Research and Development Information Service
      or heart so mabye heart die

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    3. That is why he tells David Mason to study Ulysses in the game

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    4. Cordis Die= Heart Day

      Google Translate Bro

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  4. the whiteheaded guy is cordis duy because when it say where he is whene hes talking to woods it saids the date of latest activity on youtube

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  5. Analyzing the video clip-by-clip, I see two more hints other than the YouTube page. "Revolution in America?" and "Cordis Die Messiah for the 99%" says the magazine at 0:19. Then, at 0:23, the army computer says "Satellite Offline" and "Virus Detected".
    This is my take on the story:
    Cordis Die was a hero and celebrity in the US for some sort of revolution. To accomplish his revolution, he hacked into US technology and used it take control or just destroy the US. The story will probably be around finding and stoping him.

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  6. Come my friends, tiss not too late to seek a newer world.
    The poem is Lord Tennyson's telling the story of Ulysses, Odysseus in greek, and his yearning for another adventure and discontent with his return home to Ithaca.

    Cordis Die has multiple meanings in Latin, however The Heart, and Day of the Heart are most common.

    Raul IS the messiah of the 99%, which is the middle and lower classes of american society. He has devote follwers, and they are willing to wage guerrila war for his cause, as they did in the attack on LA.

    Raul was in Afghanistan in the 80's. his relationship with Mason is unknown.

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    1. in the first mission when you was trying to rescue woods mason shot raul's right eye

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    2. mon then u sket 1v1 u will wrek u

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  7. Take a look at the medallion he hands to Frank Woods. It is in the shape of a heart. This leads me to assume that while in Afghanistan, Raul lost someone he cared for, and this is his vengence.

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    1. raul lost his sister in the 80s but it was in nicarague not afghanistan

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    2. Raul lost his sister in the 80's but it was not in Afghanistan.

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  8. taking a guess, but he looks familiar to alex

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  9. raul is mason masons son is chasing his dad figures out who he is and that he has gone crazy after the last game and ends up killing him

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  10. raul menendez is alex mason

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    1. what?? who told you that?

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  11. Although I'm happy to see a new MP environment with more modern weapons, I think they should have not gone where Ghost Recon went, aka "The Near Future".

    I feel this is more geared towards the HALO Fanboy than anything and with the new modes, I find it completely ridiculous the way the classes are set up. 10 slots? Stock up on PERKS and whatnot?

    Scorestreaks? A scope that has backscatter technology which turns it into a super baby monitor?

    I only got BLOPS because everyone else did and I have to say, the whole Zombie thing was cool, but that's about it. Didn't like the story line in the campaign (SO DUMB) and the MP was to me, just okay.

    I wait for the next installment of Modern Warfare from the company that really made it happen, Infinity Ward.

    Until then, I'll run with my MW3/Medal of Honor/Assassin's Creed III.

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    1. And watch as Infinity Ward manages to screw up their MP once more by hiring some shitty MP developer *cough* Sledgehammer *cough* , Treyarch has it made solid campaign that stays linear and allows for some changes depending on players choices and MW4 where do you think it will go "nearer" future

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    2. sledgehammer are also making the next COD

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  12. Alex Mason isn't menendez. Mason dies. Killed by Woods. Menendez dies. Killed by David Mason.

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    1. on that mission you can shoot Alex Mason in the leg and he won't die

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    2. yes but at the cost of keeping menendez alive, he kills woods. or so we think.

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  13. The rock band at the end, are they speaking in English? Who noticed the 666 sign on the guitar? On one of the posters it says cordis die = Judgement day. I think we are all being fooled, this is one big distraction.

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    1. i think that was just an easter egg.

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    2. the band at the end is avenged sevenfold yes they speak English and the sign on the guitar says 6661

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  14. He says people idolize him, i'm guessing BARACK OBAMA? their hero? I'm guessing BARACK OBAMA. Cordis die = BARACK OBAMA????

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  15. no way, jesus crist! Cordis Die means judgment day

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  16. Cordis Die = Judgement Day , the day in which the 99% rebel against the 1% in order to make the world better for everyone

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  17. Cordis Die = Anonymous

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  18. lol it's crazy how you actually nailed it.

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  19. cordis die means heart day in latin ,it is not a person.

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  20. cordis die is crazier than you think. there is a whole other side to this that you wouldn't even think of. raul menendez is a iilousion to david,harper,salazar,briggs,mason,woods,hudson and the whole team so ya there is a whole other part you don't knoe

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  21. the whole story of black ops 2 has a whole other side to it you know the side frome the game but do you know the other side and raul menendez is a iilousion to david,mason,harper,salazar,woods,hudson,briggs,chloe and when david saw that Salazar shot the to navy seals then chloe if you have noticed when its you harper and you are were that flood happened when Salazar took maximus and brutas up to the roof Salazar was with menendez and mad a deal with him, menendez said Salazar help me help me take down harper and david and briggs so the woonded briggs and menendez said to salazar the price of the deal would be your life and he took it so that's how salazard died from harper shooting him in the head he intended to surrender so menendez could get on the jet and go to launch the drones. so you think you know the whole story think agian

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    1. I think everyone knows that already

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  22. Well in my honest opinion why is everybody getting so frustrated its only a game that whole you tube thing and such are really to distract you from the real truth they made this game to make money of you same as me

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  23. I. thought thestory line was awesome better than the first cnt wait till blops 3

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  24. You all fail. Cordis Die Means (in latin) Heart Day.

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