History FanFic / MassEffectClashOfCivilizations

24th May '16 12:11:11 PM Tallens
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* TheDreaded: ONI soldiers are seen this way by the rest of the UNSC, since they work for an organization known for skirting the line of ethics at best and they don't answer to UNSC chains of command. Captain Miles notes when they appear that everyone else seems to try and hide behind him.
2nd Jan '16 8:26:17 AM generalzod39
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* PoorCommunicationKills- ''barely'' Averted because cooler heads prevailed in time. When Alenna tries melding with one of the humans, they try to separate their colleague from the strange alien who appears to be covering him in weird blue energy. Then Liara uses her biotics to stop them, as interrupting a Meld can have fatal consequences. Upon seeing an alien using psychic powers on their captain, people start reaching for guns, Saren holds the human captain hostage... fortunately, the Meld ends swiftly enough for Kyle and Alenna to explain to both sides what is happening.

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* PoorCommunicationKills- ''barely'' Averted ''Barely'' averted because cooler heads prevailed in time. When Alenna tries melding with one of the humans, they try to separate their colleague from the strange alien who appears to be covering him in weird blue energy. Then Liara uses her biotics to stop them, as interrupting a Meld can have fatal consequences. Upon seeing an alien using psychic powers on their captain, people start reaching for guns, Saren holds the human captain hostage... fortunately, but fortunately the Meld ends swiftly enough for Kyle and Alenna to explain to both sides what is happening.



* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: The UNSC not only send in entire fleets into the neighboring systems of Harvest, but also contact the Sangheili, who in turn send in a Supercarrier, which by itself is powerful enough to conquer a planet on its own. And to cap it off, the UNSC sends in the ''Light of Sol'', a Forerunner Fortress Ship powerful enough to obliterate planets. All of this was a reaction to a small Turian patrol entering Harvest's orbit.
** Justified in-text, as the ''last'' time that humanity met a conglomeration of alien races banded together for mutual cooperation and defense, it triggered a twenty-five year long war of annihilation that reduced mankind to a mere fraction of what it once was. Them showing off the massive resources at their disposal and their military capabilities is their way of saying "We don't want war, but if war comes, we are ready for it, and we can make you sorry you ever so much as ''looked'' funny at us."

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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: The UNSC not only send in entire fleets into the neighboring systems of Harvest, but also contact the Sangheili, who in turn send in a Supercarrier, which by itself is powerful enough to conquer a planet on its own. And to cap it off, the UNSC also sends in the ''Light of Sol'', a Forerunner Fortress Fortress-Class Ship powerful enough to obliterate planets. All of this was a reaction to a small Turian patrol entering Harvest's orbit.
** Justified in-text, as the ''last'' time that humanity met a conglomeration of alien races banded together for mutual cooperation and defense, it triggered a twenty-five year long three decade-long war of annihilation that reduced mankind to a mere fraction of what it once was. Them showing off the massive resources at their disposal and their military capabilities is their way of saying "We don't want war, but if war comes, we are ready for it, and we can make you sorry you ever so much as ''looked'' funny at us."
2nd Jan '16 8:20:00 AM generalzod39
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* FirstContact: The premise of the first arc of the story. Ironically, the contact occurs over Harvest, the same planet where the human-Covenant war began, as the Council forces study the technology and remains of the battles for control of the system.

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* FirstContact: The premise of the first arc of the story. Ironically, the contact occurs over Harvest, the same planet where the human-Covenant Human-Covenant war began, as the Council forces study the technology and remains of the battles for control of the system.



* ForWantOfANail: Though Tali and Liara become friends, without the authority figure of Commander Shepard to smooth over bigotry problems Tali feels resentment, bordering on outright hatred, towards the Citadel Council. [[spoiler: She circumvents Council law to surreptitiously send data to the Migrant Fleet, whereas in the main timeline she had enough faith in her superiors to ask for permission to do so, and would even abide by their refusal if they said 'no'.]]

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* ForWantOfANail: Though Tali and Liara become friends, without the authority figure of Commander Shepard to smooth over bigotry problems problems, Tali feels resentment, bordering on outright hatred, towards the Citadel Council. [[spoiler: She circumvents Council law to surreptitiously send data to the Migrant Fleet, whereas in the main timeline she had enough faith in her superiors to ask for permission to do so, and would even abide by their refusal if they said 'no'.]]



** Saren correctly points out, after Liara and Tali go on and on about how wonderfully advanced this race of beings is who built all of this, that the only evidence they have of the various species' cultures is a humongous graveyard of warships, as well as a planet that shows evidence of orbital bombardment- a huge no-no to the Council. While the scientist and engineers are acting like [[Franchise/StarTrek starfleet officers,]] gushing about the wonders of the universe, he's pointing out "Hey, we know ''nothing'' about these guys, and what little evidence there is makes them look ''very'' dangerous.

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** Saren also correctly points out, states, after Liara and Tali go on and on about how wonderfully advanced this race of beings is who built all of this, that the only evidence they have of the various species' cultures is a humongous graveyard of warships, as well as a planet that shows evidence of orbital bombardment- a bombardment-a huge no-no to the Council. While the scientist and engineers are acting like [[Franchise/StarTrek starfleet officers,]] gushing about the wonders of the universe, he's pointing out making the case of: "Hey, we know ''nothing'' about these guys, and what little evidence there is makes them look ''very'' dangerous.
2nd Jan '16 8:15:23 AM generalzod39
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* DysonSphere: as in canon, the world of Trevelyn is a Forerunner-constructed example, currently under the jurisdiction of the UNSC.

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* DysonSphere: as As in canon, the world of Trevelyn is a Forerunner-constructed example, currently under the jurisdiction of the UNSC.
17th Aug '15 6:19:50 PM chopshop
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** Also Saren is a jerkish but ultimately reasonable person who hasn't betrayed the Council due to the First Contact War never happening, so his FreudianExcuse and contact with Reapers likewise never occurred.


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* TheMole: [[spoiler: Tali sort of; she doesn't have any loyalty to the crew or the Council, only to the Migrant Fleet, so she fed them intel on humanity and the other discoveries the crew makes.]]


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* WhatTheHellHero: Saren gives Tali a vicious, [[JerkassHasAPoint yet accurate]], calling out when [[spoiler: he catches her sneaking info to the Migrant Fleet]], pointing out to her how incredibly stupid of an idea this is.
11th Jun '15 12:36:12 PM tkzv
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* AlternateUniverse: Apart from the crossover nature of the fic, which removes the human Systems Alliance from the ''Mass Effect'' history completely, there are other divergences from the primary ''Mass Effect'' canon. The Batarians became a rogue state 200 years before the start of the series after conflict with the Asari, instead of only recently abandoning the Citadel conventions after conflict with humanity, and the Citadel Council has modified their laws regarding the activation of dormant Mass Relays.

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* AlternateUniverse: Apart from the crossover nature of the fic, which removes the human Systems Alliance from the ''Mass Effect'' history completely, there are other divergences from the primary ''Mass Effect'' canon. The Batarians became a rogue state 200 years before the start of the series after conflict with the Asari, instead of only recently abandoning the Citadel conventions after conflict with humanity, and the Citadel Council has modified their laws regarding the activation of dormant Mass Relays. As for the Halo side, the orbital installations on Harvest weren't destroyed as thoroughly -- the lift still works.
21st May '15 4:03:55 PM jboone93
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The most reviewed ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''/''Franchise/MassEffect'' crossover on fanfiction.net, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7462757/1/Mass-Effect-Clash-of-Civilizations Mass Effect; Clash Of Civilizations]] by [=Eterna1Soldier=] describes the buildup and ongoing first contact between the humans and alien races of Halo and the alien races of Mass Effect.

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The most reviewed followed ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''/''Franchise/MassEffect'' crossover on fanfiction.net, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7462757/1/Mass-Effect-Clash-of-Civilizations Mass Effect; Clash Of Civilizations]] by [=Eterna1Soldier=] describes the buildup and ongoing first contact between the humans and alien races of Halo and the alien races of Mass Effect.
13th May '15 2:22:13 PM SithkingZero
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** Saren correctly points out, after Liara and Tali go on and on about how wonderfully advanced this race of beings is who built all of this, that the only evidence they have of the various species' cultures is a humongous graveyard of warships, as well as a planet that shows evidence of orbital bombardment- a huge no-no to the Council. While the scientist and engineers are acting like [[Franchise/StarTrek starfleet officers,]] gushing about the wonders of the universe, he's pointing out "Hey, we know ''nothing'' about these guys, and what little evidence there is makes them look ''very'' dangerous.
12th Jan '15 7:23:13 AM SithkingZero
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* DysonSphere: as in canon, the world of Trevelyn is a Forerunner-constructed example, currently under the jurisdiction of the UNSC.
12th Jan '15 7:21:09 AM SithkingZero
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** The crew of the ''Hades Gate'' think that the unknown (Citadel) races did this to one of the moons and put a space station in its place. Turns out that it wasn't a moon, it was just ice and rock that collected around the dormant relay, and activating it caused the coating to shatter.


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** To a smaller degree, the Hanar, which are noted as looking somewhat similar to the Huragok.


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** Justified in-text, as the ''last'' time that humanity met a conglomeration of alien races banded together for mutual cooperation and defense, it triggered a twenty-five year long war of annihilation that reduced mankind to a mere fraction of what it once was. Them showing off the massive resources at their disposal and their military capabilities is their way of saying "We don't want war, but if war comes, we are ready for it, and we can make you sorry you ever so much as ''looked'' funny at us."
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