History Awesome / XCOMEnemyUnknown

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'''''!
6th Feb '16 10:42:48 AM Blacksun388
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** Another on the LP front, but for the player himself: [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvqxe4XbcSiEzrZm28NjsLXmHkffCJmBY Zemalf]] beat Enemy Within on [[{{Unwinnable}} Impossible]]-[[FinalDeathMode Ironman]], with the Not Created Equal and Hidden Potential Second Wave options on, and had both Operation Slingshot and Operation Progeny active. Made it through Site Recon blind. Beating the game in Impossible-Ironman is hard enough. And what did he do? He beat the game with '''''zero soldier KIA's[[labelnote:*]]Well, apart from exactly one base defense blueshirt, who was downed by a cyberdisk [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill and blown up four times over]][[/labelnote]] and no lost nations. He finished the game with a perfect run.'''''

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** Another on the LP front, but for the player himself: [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvqxe4XbcSiEzrZm28NjsLXmHkffCJmBY Zemalf]] beat Enemy Within on [[{{Unwinnable}} Impossible]]-[[FinalDeathMode Ironman]], with the Not Created Equal and Hidden Potential Second Wave options on, and had both Operation Slingshot and Operation Progeny active. Made it through Site Recon blind. Beating the game in Impossible-Ironman is hard enough. And what did he do? He beat the game with '''''zero soldier KIA's[[labelnote:*]]Well, apart from exactly one base defense blueshirt, who was downed by a cyberdisk [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill and blown up four times over]][[/labelnote]] and no lost nations. He finished the game with a perfect run.'''''''''' PC Gamer even wrote a story on him, calling him [[http://www.pcgamer.com/worlds-best-xcom-player-how-zemalf-beat-enemy-within-on-impossible-ironman-with-zero-deaths/ the best XCOM player in the world,]] although he humbly insists that he simply got insanely lucky in his playthrough.
5th Feb '16 4:37:03 AM cricri3007
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* Sure, it sucks that the sequel takes place in a universe where XCOM failed, but think of what that means for the original universe. There was never a second war.

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* Sure, it sucks that the sequel takes place in a universe where XCOM failed, but think of what that means for the original universe. There was never a second war.war.
* Annette Durand is rescued from EXALT and then join XCOM. Despite being a civilian without any prior military experience (and thus having lower Aim and health than standard soldiers), she more than make it up by her high Will and guaranteed psionics ability.
4th Feb '16 3:54:52 AM AceOfScarabs
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* Meet Anette Durand, a woman with absolutely no military training whatsoever who joins XCOM when you free her. And is the most poweful psionics this troper had.
5th Jan '16 2:05:38 PM MistahFixIt
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**** [[WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou Nash's]] New Year's Eve 2015 Iron-Man stream gave us 'The Life and Times of [[AC: Colonel Igor 'Geronimo' Koslov, Savior of ERF]]'. A surly Russian Assault, Nash took a shine to him immediately (because of his sweet name) and assigned him to almost every mission. Often wounded, never killed, chat elevated him to MemeticBadass status very quickly.
---->'''Nash:''' Oh don't do that... [[Film/BlazingSaddles You'll only make him mad.]]
10th Dec '15 8:05:25 PM agigabyte
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**** How about Goddess, a Sniper with a 97% Hit Rate? Or Santa, a Medic who consistently saves soldiers with smoke and medkits? How about Geronimo? She's an Assault who has never been critically hit.
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