Al-Fulani, as seen in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Nintendo DS).
|Appears in||Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare|
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Nintendo DS)
|Affiliations||Unnamed Middle Eastern Country|
|Death||Day 1, 2011, "The Coup"|
He is featured in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare as a playable character. The player takes control of the President throughout the harsh experience. Notably, it shows the instability of the country's people. As Al-Asad broadcasts his speech to the people of the nation, his military forces begin to move throughout the city. From Al-Fulani's viewpoint, Al-Asad's soldiers can be seen invading homes, deploying from BMP-2's and helicopters, arresting and engaging in firefights with civilians. In one shocking incident, Al-Fulani's car passes the execution of civilians by a firing squad. He is eventually executed by Al-Asad with a Desert Eagle given to him by Imran Zakhaev.
It is implied by Al-Asad that Al-Fulani has been the leader of a revolution against the previous monarchic government but that he has been "colluding with the West" in opposition of the goals set by the revolution, though his claims can also be seen as possible political rhetoric and propaganda, given their unverifiability.
- Yasir (ياسر yāsir) is a common Arabic name. It can be taken to mean "lenient one."
- Fulan (فلان fulān) is a placeholder name in Arabic, Portuguese and Spanish (fulano), similar to "John Doe" or "John Smith," and Al-Fulani (الفلاني alfulānī) is the last name derivative. Hence, the term "President al-Fulani" (الرئيس الفلاني arra’īs alfulānī) would signify anonymity; something like "President X", or "Someone" in English.
- Al-Fulani is the first playable character in the Modern Warfare series that is scripted to die.
- He is the first playable character that is non-combatant next to be sat1.
- He is the first playable character to be a president.
- He is the highest ranking playable character to die.
- He is the first Middle-Eastern playable character.