History FanFic / TiberiumWars

13th Nov '16 2:48:34 PM Aquar1us
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Strongly cynical. It does depict a war, after all. Hell, the ''very first words'' in the prologue are the famous quote from Creator/RobertAHeinlein about how force is necessary to guarantee survival.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Strongly cynical. It does depict a war, after all. Hell, the ''very first words'' in the prologue are the famous quote from Creator/RobertAHeinlein about claiming how force is necessary to guarantee survival.survival. The quote is a subversion/commentary on such attitudes in-universe, as the fanfic itself is about Tiberium War ''Three'', the extraordinary amount of violence in the previous two having indeed achieved little.
24th Oct '16 8:42:58 AM dlchen145
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* GenreShift: The specialty of the 'fic is portraying war as realistically and terribly as possible... with the exception of the parts of the story involving Havoc, who seems to be [[BoisterousBruiser enjoying himself immensely]] and somehow emits a [[RealityWarper reality-warping aura]] that allows him to behave as if he was in a Schwarzenegger or Stallone 'flick. This is justified because hell, he's ''[[BadAss Havoc]]'', and by the [[RuleOfCool Rule of Awesome]].

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* GenreShift: The specialty of the 'fic is portraying war as realistically and terribly as possible... with the exception of the parts of the story involving Havoc, who seems to be [[BoisterousBruiser enjoying himself immensely]] and somehow emits a [[RealityWarper reality-warping aura]] that allows him to behave as if he was in a Schwarzenegger or Stallone 'flick. This is justified because hell, he's ''[[BadAss Havoc]]'', ''Havoc'', and by the [[RuleOfCool Rule of Awesome]].
12th Oct '16 4:01:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Crossover}}: Sort of - basically, it's ''Command and Conquer'' InTheStyleOf ''GauntsGhosts'', with a bunch of diverse world-building elements taken from wherever feels appropriate (such as the Black Hand as [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Space Marines]], and various units from the ''Kane's Wrath'' expansion appearing despite it being the story of ''Tiberium Wars''). Oh, and when Havok shows up, everything becomes an action film.

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* {{Crossover}}: Sort of - basically, it's ''Command and Conquer'' InTheStyleOf ''GauntsGhosts'', ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'', with a bunch of diverse world-building elements taken from wherever feels appropriate (such as the Black Hand as [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Space Marines]], and various units from the ''Kane's Wrath'' expansion appearing despite it being the story of ''Tiberium Wars''). Oh, and when Havok shows up, everything becomes an action film.



** ''Lots'' of shout-outs to ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''; for example, the Commander of the Nod forces is named [[GauntsGhosts Rawne]], one of the female GDI troopers is named [[Literature/CiaphasCain Penlan]], GDI uses heavily armored infantry squads referred to as "Armored Fist" platoons. The Avatar pilots being wired into their machines is quite evocative of Dreadnoughts, and on that matter, "Avatar of Kane." The members of the GDI 4th Recon Battalion are vague expies of [[GauntsGhosts the Ghosts]] as well.

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** ''Lots'' of shout-outs to ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''; for example, the Commander of the Nod forces is named [[GauntsGhosts [[Literature/GauntsGhosts Rawne]], one of the female GDI troopers is named [[Literature/CiaphasCain Penlan]], GDI uses heavily armored infantry squads referred to as "Armored Fist" platoons. The Avatar pilots being wired into their machines is quite evocative of Dreadnoughts, and on that matter, "Avatar of Kane." The members of the GDI 4th Recon Battalion are vague expies of [[GauntsGhosts [[Literature/GauntsGhosts the Ghosts]] as well.
23rd Jun '16 7:40:22 PM nombretomado
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** In Chapter 18, [[spoiler: LEGION'S]] preferred voice of choice is TimCurry. Rawne even comments that if [[spoiler: LEGION]] starts singing [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Sweet Transvestite]], he's shooting his way out.

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** In Chapter 18, [[spoiler: LEGION'S]] preferred voice of choice is TimCurry.Creator/TimCurry. Rawne even comments that if [[spoiler: LEGION]] starts singing [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Sweet Transvestite]], he's shooting his way out.
9th Jun '16 4:57:17 PM nombretomado
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** In Chapter 18, [[spoiler: LEGION'S]] preferred voice of choice is TimCurry. Rawne even comments that if [[spoiler: LEGION]] starts singing [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Sweet Transvestite]], he's shooting his way out.

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** In Chapter 18, [[spoiler: LEGION'S]] preferred voice of choice is TimCurry. Rawne even comments that if [[spoiler: LEGION]] starts singing [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Sweet Transvestite]], he's shooting his way out.
1st Jan '16 10:15:26 PM nombretomado
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** There's a reference to ''Franchise/MassEffect'' in the form of a reporter named Emily Wong, as well as her cameraman Tim, whose description resembles that of the "gargoyles" from ''SnowCrash''.

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** There's a reference to ''Franchise/MassEffect'' in the form of a reporter named Emily Wong, as well as her cameraman Tim, whose description resembles that of the "gargoyles" from ''SnowCrash''.''Literature/SnowCrash''.
13th Dec '15 4:24:55 PM nombretomado
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** [[Anime/{{Macross}} Skull]] and [[XWingSeries Talon]] Squadrons.

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** [[Anime/{{Macross}} Skull]] and [[XWingSeries [[Literature/XWingSeries Talon]] Squadrons.
14th Oct '15 12:07:48 AM Kadorhal
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-->We forge futures out of pain and grief, Commander. The computers and the communications officers and the [=EVAs=] and the displays only serve to isolate us so we can be inhuman. We're monsters, son. Cold, mechanical, rational monsters, and the only way we win is by being colder, more mechanical, and more rational than the next monster moving his little pieces on the screen. That's how war has been fought since Stalin rolled into the Allies a century ago. You point, you click, and they die. It's how it works.
* HoldTheLine: the defense of the Pentagon.

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-->We forge futures out of pain and grief, Commander. The computers and the communications officers and the [=EVAs=] and the displays only serve to isolate us so we can be inhuman. We're monsters, son. Cold, mechanical, rational monsters, and the only way we win is by being colder, more mechanical, and more rational than the next monster moving his little pieces on the screen. That's how war has been fought since [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert Stalin rolled into the Allies a century ago.ago]]. You point, you click, and they die. It's how it works.
* HoldTheLine: the The defense of the Pentagon.



* [[PersonAsVerb I Hope They Don't Pull A Weird Al]]:
-->''They swept the outside, making sure there were no surprises, and policed the dropped weapons in case one of the broken bodies "decided to go [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail Black Knight on us]]," as Wallace said. The Corporal had no idea what he was talking about, and the older officer quietly bemoaned the loss of the classics.''



* MoodWhiplash: Annual Black Hand Taco Fiesta

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* MoodWhiplash: Annual Black Hand Taco FiestaFiesta.



* MookHorrorShow: The poor Noddies on the receiving end of GDI Commando.

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* MookHorrorShow: The poor Noddies on the receiving end of a GDI Commando.



* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Brother-Captain Allen proceeds to [[spoiler: beat the tar out of Grigorovich after the latter attempts to rape Telfair; quoting rules from the Nod handbook while doing so (and causing some pretty severe damage to the room they're in). Then he throws him out a window. ]] I think everybody was rooting for Allen in this particular instance, I know I was.

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Brother-Captain Allen proceeds to [[spoiler: beat the tar out of Grigorovich after the latter attempts to rape Telfair; quoting rules from the Nod handbook while doing so (and causing some pretty severe damage to the room they're in). Then he throws him out a window. ]] I think everybody was rooting for Allen in this particular instance, I know I was.]]



* PersonAsVerb:
-->''They swept the outside, making sure there were no surprises, and policed the dropped weapons in case one of the broken bodies "decided to go [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail Black Knight on us]]," as Wallace said. The Corporal had no idea what he was talking about, and the older officer quietly bemoaned the loss of the classics.''



* PlotTumor: the author has admitted that these creep in from time to time, with side stories about individual groups of soldiers rising up to take up major narrative roles, such as the skirmishes involving Mitchell Colt, or [[spoiler: Sandra Telfair being captured by the Black Hand.]]

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* PlotTumor: the The author has admitted that these creep in from time to time, with side stories about individual groups of soldiers rising up to take up major narrative roles, such as the skirmishes involving Mitchell Colt, or [[spoiler: Sandra Telfair being captured by the Black Hand.]]
9th Jul '15 5:15:24 PM nombretomado
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** [[{{Macross}} Skull]] and [[XWingSeries Talon]] Squadrons.

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** [[{{Macross}} [[Anime/{{Macross}} Skull]] and [[XWingSeries Talon]] Squadrons.
2nd Jul '15 5:25:08 PM nombretomado
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** Chapter Seventeen has a group of recon troopers with the callsign of [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Caprica]], and also has [[Film/IronMan "Jericho"]] cluster missiles. There's also a Master Sergeant Lyons, which may be a reference to ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''.

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** Chapter Seventeen has a group of recon troopers with the callsign of [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Caprica]], and also has [[Film/IronMan "Jericho"]] cluster missiles. There's also a Master Sergeant Lyons, which may be a reference to ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''.
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