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10th Jan '17 10:51:18 AM hellwolf99
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[CoolVsAwesome This]] is probably the ''[[UpToEleven least]]'' coolest moment in the game.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[CoolVsAwesome This]] is probably the ''[[UpToEleven least]]'' coolest awesome moment in the game.]]
25th Dec '16 9:55:24 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Zhang is a BadAss in general, but it really shines through if he becomes the Volunteer. This is a man who has spent much of his life living outside the law, putting himself first and living through his guile and ruthlessness; when the aliens invaded, however, [[spoiler: and his boss was planning to sell away an artifact which could lead to the loss of thousands of human lives,]] he risked himself not only against his former allies but against a much more dangerous threat, the aliens themselves, to get it into XCOM's hands, and then kept up that fight by joining XCOM. Not only did he excel through the ranks, he attained incredible psychic powers beyond the scope of most humans - [[spoiler: and rather than abuse them, as many who lived a life like his would have been likely to do, he chose to sacrifice himself, saving humanity.]]

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* Zhang is a BadAss badass in general, but it really shines through if he becomes the Volunteer. This is a man who has spent much of his life living outside the law, putting himself first and living through his guile and ruthlessness; when the aliens invaded, however, [[spoiler: and his boss was planning to sell away an artifact which could lead to the loss of thousands of human lives,]] he risked himself not only against his former allies but against a much more dangerous threat, the aliens themselves, to get it into XCOM's hands, and then kept up that fight by joining XCOM. Not only did he excel through the ranks, he attained incredible psychic powers beyond the scope of most humans - [[spoiler: and rather than abuse them, as many who lived a life like his would have been likely to do, he chose to sacrifice himself, saving humanity.]]
17th Dec '16 9:21:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* MEC Troopers are all-round {{Badass}}, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8H-FDOLxz0 here]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z5Oknhon4U here]] we have footage of them beating aliens to death with their fists.

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* MEC Troopers are all-round {{Badass}}, badass, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8H-FDOLxz0 here]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z5Oknhon4U here]] we have footage of them beating aliens to death with their fists.
7th Nov '16 8:37:04 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** You can invoke this with the name, nickname, and customization options for your troops. Got a female Sniper from Russia? Give her red hair, name her [[Franchise/MarvelComics Natalia "Black Widow" Romanova]], give her Mimetic Skin and level her up to Major for Low Profile, and send her on all your Covert Ops. EXALT won't know what hit them. Got a female Heavy from a Hispanic nation? Name her [[{{Aliens}} Vasquez.]]

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** You can invoke this with the name, nickname, and customization options for your troops. Got a female Sniper from Russia? Give her red hair, name her [[Franchise/MarvelComics Natalia "Black Widow" Romanova]], give her Mimetic Skin and level her up to Major for Low Profile, and send her on all your Covert Ops. EXALT won't know what hit them. Got a female Heavy from a Hispanic nation? Name her [[{{Aliens}} [[Film/{{Aliens}} Vasquez.]]
27th Aug '16 3:30:13 PM PilotSolaris
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[CoolVsAwesome This]] is probably the ''[[UpToEleven least]]'' coolest moment in the game.]]
26th Jun '16 9:11:32 PM nombretomado
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** Or [[TheDresdenFiles Karen Murphy.]] Doubly awesome, given that the game already contains a shoutout to TDF. Triply so if she's both badass and blonde.

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** Or [[TheDresdenFiles [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Karen Murphy.]] Doubly awesome, given that the game already contains a shoutout to TDF. Triply so if she's both badass and blonde.
22nd Mar '16 4:12:16 AM DarthWalrus
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** And from Canada, [[MassEffect Shepard]], Jane Shepard. And she just happened to hit the jackpot on base statistics and become a heavy with freakishly high aim. [[WholePlotReference Then nearly died in the base raid..........and came back psychic powers and gene mods.]] The Aliens are ''[[PrecisionFStrike Fucked]].''
22nd Mar '16 2:04:16 AM DarthWalrus
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** Operation [[NotAfraidOfYouAnymore Dying Fear]]: 6 panicking council nations, one base raid. One game won.
21st Mar '16 3:11:25 PM DarthWalrus
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** The Muton on the other hand isn't panicing...it's just rearing for a fight, pacing the interrogation room while punching it's palm. It slaps aside one of the interrogation devices and proceeds to try and smash it's way out of the glass. DefiantToTheEnd as fitting for a race bred for frontline combat.
21st Feb '16 8:36:04 PM REV6Pilot
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** A MEC with a [[KillItWithFire flamethrower]] invokes some deliciously grim satisfaction when you cut down Chryssalids, Mutons, or EXALT terrorists with a wave of fiery death, causing any survivors ([[OneHitKO if there are any]]) to ''panic'' and scramble away. On top of that, it's a ''special'' panic state that also precludes them firing randomly or hunkering down. Turns out that despite all the advanced armor, plasma weaponry, psionic might, and genetic tinkering, lighting them on fire will still yield panicked screams of their analogue for "OH FUCK! OH ''FUCK''!"
** Possibly even better on EXALT terrorists, who actually have things to say. Usually along the lines of "I'M LOSING CONTROL OF THE '''SITUATION!!!'''" or "'''I didn't sign up for THIS!'''" Before running away.

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** A MEC with a [[KillItWithFire flamethrower]] invokes some deliciously grim satisfaction when you cut down Chryssalids, Mutons, or EXALT terrorists with a wave of fiery death, causing any survivors ([[OneHitKO if there are any]]) to ''panic'' and scramble away. On top of that, it's a ''special'' panic state that also precludes them firing randomly or hunkering down. Turns out that despite all the advanced armor, plasma weaponry, psionic might, and genetic tinkering, lighting them on fire will still yield panicked screams of their analogue for "OH FUCK! OH ''FUCK''!"
** Possibly even
''FUCK''!" Even better on EXALT terrorists, who actually have things to say. Usually along the lines of "I'M LOSING CONTROL OF THE '''SITUATION!!!'''" or "'''I didn't sign up for THIS!'''" Before before running away.away. Also, you know Ethereals? Those tough bastards with [[NervesOfSteel the highest Will in the game]]? FIRE MAKES THEM '''''PANIC'''''!
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