History Characters / XCOMEnemyUnknown

25th Dec '16 9:56:32 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* {{Badass}}: One-shots a Sectoid with a handgun, and when recruited he is a relatively high level Heavy. On top of that, he has very high Will, which means he has a good chance of manifesting psionic ability.
** He starts with the Aim stats of a Colonel-rank heavy, despite being only a Lieutenant.



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The first time we see Zhang, he [[BadAss one-shots a Sectoid with a pistol]] and muses, ''"Not so different from killing a man."''

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The first time we see Zhang, he [[BadAss one-shots a Sectoid with a pistol]] pistol and muses, ''"Not so different from killing a man."''
16th Dec '16 10:23:44 PM Ghilz
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15th Dec '16 8:41:54 PM Ghilz
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* WhatTheHellHero: Both Bradford and Tygan in the sequel [[spoiler:openly wonder what could've motivated Vahlen to make the alien rulers. In particular Bradford will wonder why she felt the need to modify a ''berserker'']]
8th Dec '16 11:03:19 PM coruscatingInquisitor
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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Her accent remains consistent throughout the game, and she does use German phrases, but it doesn't quite ''sound'' German. There's a bit of French in there too.[[FridgeBrilliance So she could be Swiss, from the Rhineland, or Alsacien.]]

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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Her accent remains consistent throughout the game, and she does use German phrases, but it doesn't quite ''sound'' German. There's a bit of French in there too. [[FridgeBrilliance So she could be Swiss, from the Rhineland, or Alsacien.]]



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Is generally positive and optimistic about you, saying they're sure you'll improve when Council Missions go wrong and are O.K. with less-than-perfection in monthly reports, only saying that XCOM is clearly not going well if you mess up the month ''really'' hard.
** Collateral damage of property by XCOM is ignored by the Council outright, even you [[StuffBlowingUp blow up entire buildings]] and [[EveryCarIsAPinto parking lots worth of cars.]] [[JustifiedTrope Then again,]] [[GodzillaThreshold the alternative to all of XCOM's collateral damage is the extinction of humanity, so they're tolerant.]]

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Is generally positive and optimistic about you, saying they're sure you'll improve when Council Missions go wrong and are O.K. with less-than-perfection in monthly reports, only saying that XCOM is clearly not going well if you mess up the month ''really'' hard.
** Collateral damage of property by XCOM is ignored by
hard. They also understand the Council outright, even you [[StuffBlowingUp blow up entire buildings]] GodzillaThreshold is in play, and [[EveryCarIsAPinto parking lots worth of cars.]] [[JustifiedTrope Then again,]] [[GodzillaThreshold the alternative to all of XCOM's [[HeroInsurance disregard any collateral damage is the extinction of humanity, so they're tolerant.]]
to buildings and vehicles]] that occurs during XCOM operations.
8th Dec '16 10:55:30 PM coruscatingInquisitor
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** PrecisionFStrike [[CurseCutShort Cut Short]]: Nearly drops an "Oh Shi-" before cutting himself off.



* TookALevelInBadass: In ''Enemy Within'', he ''beats the crap'' out of [[spoiler: a mind-controlled operator during the base defense mission]].

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* TookALevelInBadass: TookALevelInBadass:
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In ''Enemy Within'', he ''beats the crap'' out of [[spoiler: a mind-controlled operator during the base defense mission]].



* BewareTheNiceOnes: Officer Bradford mentions that Dr. Vahlen may not look like it, but she is without a ''doubt'' the worst nightmare for any captured aliens that get brought back to the base. [[spoiler: In ''Enemy Within'', this applies to the captured EXALT operative as well.]]
** She also seems to enjoy it a bit, seeing as she calls the Elite Muton interrogation "dangerous and exhilarating", although that may just be her eagerness ForScience
** Keep capturing aliens without a Containment unit built and watch how progressively madder she gets after each mission. You are stealing away her fun and she does NOT like it.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Officer Bradford mentions that Dr. Vahlen may not look like it, but she is without a ''doubt'' the worst nightmare for any captured aliens that get brought back to the base. [[spoiler: She calls interrogating the Elite Muton "dangerous and exhilarating", though this may just be her eagerness ForScience. In ''Enemy Within'', this [[spoiler: she applies these interrogation methods to the captured EXALT operative as well.]]
** She also seems to enjoy it a bit, seeing as she calls the Elite Muton interrogation "dangerous and exhilarating", although that may just be her eagerness ForScience
** Keep capturing aliens without a Containment unit built and watch how progressively madder she gets after each mission. You are stealing away her fun and she does NOT like it.
]]



* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Her accent remains consistent throughout the game, and she does use German phrases, but it doesn't quite ''sound'' German. There's a bit of French in there too.
** [[FridgeBrilliance Maybe she's Swiss? Or from the Rhineland? Or Alsacien?]]

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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Her accent remains consistent throughout the game, and she does use German phrases, but it doesn't quite ''sound'' German. There's a bit of French in there too.
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too.[[FridgeBrilliance Maybe she's Swiss? Or So she could be Swiss, from the Rhineland? Or Alsacien?]]
Rhineland, or Alsacien.]]



* [[AmbiguouslyBrown Ambiguously Asian]]: Has a subtle maybe-Chinese accent and his last name is Chinese, but we can't get more specific than that.
** Not so ambiguous anymore. XCOM 2 reveals he is from Taiwan.

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* [[AmbiguouslyBrown Ambiguously Asian]]: Has a subtle maybe-Chinese accent and his last name is Chinese, but we can't get more specific than that.
** Not so ambiguous anymore.
that. XCOM 2 reveals he is from Taiwan.



* NoTranshumanismAllowed: When you discover Psionics, he comments on how XCOM may be going too far.
** His position on this is tweaked in ''Enemy Within'' to cautious but optimistic.

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* NoTranshumanismAllowed: When you discover Psionics, he comments on how XCOM may be going too far.
** His
far. This position on this is tweaked in ''Enemy Within'' to cautious but optimistic.cautious-but-optimistic.
3rd Dec '16 8:36:42 PM bwburke94
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* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: They react calmly to damage. Such as saying [[{{Understatement}} "Minor repairs necessary"]] when reduced to one health.

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* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: They react calmly to damage. Such as saying [[{{Understatement}} "Minor repairs necessary"]] necessary" when reduced to one health.
1st Oct '16 1:28:50 AM dvorak
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* PurelyAestheticGender: The soldiers you hire can be male or female but the only thing this affects is their character model and voice snippets.



* PurelyAestheticGender: The soldiers you hire can be male or female but the only thing this affects is their character model and voice snippets.
1st Oct '16 1:21:46 AM dvorak
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* BadassNormal: Normal men and women fighting evil aliens. In ''Enemy Unknown'', they don't get to be genetically or cybernetically enhanced, but they *do* get PoweredArmor and {{Plasma Cannon}}s. in ''Enemy Within'', they can be, but it's up to you.
** EmpoweredBadassNormal: If they have "[[CapitalLettersAreMagic The Gift]]", they can be trained to make use of PsychicPowers.



* SuperSoldier: They can be tested for psionics, which allows them to weaponize their thoughts.
** In Enemy Within, they can be modified with alien DNA and Meld to increase their survivability and/or grant them special abilities. Or turned into cyborg MiniMecha pilots.

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* SuperSoldier: They can be tested for psionics, which which, if they have "The Gift", allows them to weaponize their thoughts.
** In Enemy Within, ''Enemy Within'', they can be modified with alien DNA and Meld to increase their survivability survavibility and/or grant them special abilities. Or turned into cyborg MiniMecha pilots.



* Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: MEC Troopers have a Machine Monotone and replace their combat banter with matter-of-fact acknowledgements. They also lose any PsychicPowers they had or might have been able to get. The upside? They get to run around in a MiniMecha with a BFG for an assault rifle and any other goodies you might have put on said giant robot.

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* Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: CyberneticsEatYourSoul: MEC Troopers have a Machine Monotone and replace their combat banter with matter-of-fact acknowledgements. They also lose any PsychicPowers they had or might have been able to get. The upside? They get to run around in a MiniMecha with a BFG for an assault rifle and any other goodies you might have put on said giant robot.
30th Sep '16 3:11:56 AM dvorak
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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: They have a chance to Panic if things go downhill.

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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: They have a chance to Panic if things go downhill.
downhill. Such as massive casualties, being Intimidated by a Muton-derivative, or getting {{Mind Rape}}d by an enemy using Mindfray or Psi-Panic.


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* AllYourPowersCombined: Rookie's expendibility, Heavy's Supression and Squad Automatic Weapon, Support's speed, and Assault's area-denial close combat attack.


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* GoneHorriblyWrong: Immune to most PsychicPowers, except Psi-Lance and Rift, which do absolutely massive damage against its 0 Willpower stat.
29th Sep '16 12:28:35 PM dvorak
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* MultinationalTeam: Recruited from all over the world. hey don't leave if their controlling nation pulls out either.

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* ColdHam: Cool, collected, and say some really hammy things.
* MultinationalTeam: Recruited from all over the world. hey They don't leave if their controlling nation pulls out either.



* WereAllLivingInAmerica: The only two voice clips are an American male and an American female.

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* WereAllLivingInAmerica: WeAllLiveInAmerica: The only two voice clips are an American male and an American female.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: They have a chance to Panic if things go downhill.
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