I thought I'd re post this for those of you who didn't see it before they overhauled the forums.
It all dawned on me when Gears of War 2 came out. The very mental fabric of both the COG and the Locust was revealed to me with one simple phrase.
This cry for help made me realize so many things about the way the citizens of Sera function.
In Gears of War 1, characters never shouted out to be revived. They started doing this in Gears of War 2, and continue to do it in Gears of War 3.
The first time I heard this a lot of questions came into my head.
How exactly are they being revived after falling to their hands and knees from taking to much gunfire?
None of the characters in the game are medically trained. The only thing they have training in is killing and flexing.
The act of reviving a downed teammate is as extensive as slapping him on the quantum singularity and saying something encouraging like "Get back in the game!" "Stand up like a man!" "Fight through the pain!" and other such things.