Rejected, but not forgotten
This article (Odyssey Aquatic Armour), is about a unit, building or other aspect that has been cut or changed significantly in the game or lore.
Still, lore is a terrible thing to waste, so instead of deleting it, Team Paradox decided to preserve it for all to see. It is, of course, not canon, and not applicable for the game.
|(Minor) faction(s)||Mediterranean Syndicate|
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"I ♥ Pollution!'
- - Decorative sticker often found on Odyssey Armour
The Allies are a very "Green" faction. Under the belief that science is the best way to clean up the Earth, the Allies have dedicated many of their think tanks and universities to finding cheaper, cleaner technology for all to use. Hybrid cars are widespread, coal is rarely used for power anymore, and garbage is recycled efficiently. The Allies encourages its citizens to make small changes in their routine that aren't hard to do, like turning off lights when you're not using them, or shutting off your car instead of idling when parked. The Allies haven't forced anything on anyone; better to make it cheap and easy than to force people use it. As a result, Allied cities, from New York to Geneva, are clean, yet still comfortable places to live.
The Mediterranean Syndicate sees it much differently, unsurprisingly. To them, if poisoning the Earth makes life better for the Syndicate's stockholders, so be it. The fact that the Allies have offered to make Syndicate industry cleaner without any great cost is seen as irrelevant. So it was with a sense of poetic justice that the Syndicate thought of a way to let Smuggler Subs into Allied ports easier.
As soon as any oil spill happens in Allied waters, the Allied authorities spring into action, using everything from chemicals to cryotechnology to clean it up. Knowing this, the Syndicate devised a deep sea battlesuit that would release oil in the middle of the harbour, and struggle onto land to be hidden. Distracted by the efforts to clean it up, the Allies wouldn't notice as the Syndicate brought in any contraband they wanted.
However, the Syndicate knew that this plan would be thwarted by any dolphins in the area, who are common in Allied ports. To dissuade them, these new Odyssey suits would be armed with two harpoon launchers that would nick and hopefully scare the dolphin away. It was first tested during the Boston Oil Spill, where DFC (Dolphin First Class) Bubbles discovered the Odyssey in the centre of it all.
Ignoring the clicked orders in International Dolphin about putting him under arrest, the Odyssey pilot shot his harpoons at Bubbles. Expecting a slightly bleeding Dolphin swimming away in terror, the pilot instead saw the hapless cetacean explode! Clearly the harpoons were overpowered, but the suggestion to reduce their power was overturned. Instead, the Odyssey was authorized for combat.