History Fanfic / XCOMSecondContact

7th Jan '16 5:05:18 PM nombretomado
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** The Turian general responsible for nearly bringing the Citadel and Coaltion to war is affectionately named '[[SpaceMutiny Blast]] [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Hardcheese]]' by readers.
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** The Turian general responsible for nearly bringing the Citadel and Coaltion to war is affectionately named '[[SpaceMutiny '[[Film/SpaceMutiny Blast]] [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Hardcheese]]' by readers.
9th Dec '15 1:53:32 PM triscion
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** Probably best shown by their [[CombatPragmatist extremely pragmatic approach to warfare]]. There ain't no Geneva Convention in their mindset; to them, every battle is about the survival of the Human race, and they will do '''whatever it takes''' to make sure they come out on top. Torture and experimentation on POW's is standard practice, and their research teams will do things that even the Salarians find questionable.
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** Probably best shown by their [[CombatPragmatist extremely pragmatic [[TheUnfettered ruthless approach to warfare]]. There ain't no Geneva Convention in their mindset; to them, every battle is about the survival of the Human race, and they will do '''whatever it takes''' to make sure they come out on top. Torture and experimentation on POW's is standard practice, and their research teams will do things that even the Salarians find questionable.
15th Nov '15 8:13:38 AM VampireYoshi
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** [[spoiler:Kaidan's brain death from the Thorian's psychic attacks]]. ** [[spoiler:Nihlus' death on Virmire]]. ** [[spoiler:Chellick's death during the Battle of the Citadel]] ([[and possibly Jacob Taylor's as well, though it remains unconfirmed]]).
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** [[spoiler:Kaidan's brain death from the Thorian's psychic attacks]]. attacks.]] ** [[spoiler:Nihlus' death on Virmire]]. Virmire.]] ** [[spoiler:Chellick's death during the Battle of the Citadel]] ([[and Citadel (along with possibly Jacob Taylor's as well, Taylor's, though it such remains unconfirmed]]).unconfirmed).]]
15th Nov '15 8:09:38 AM VampireYoshi
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** [[spoiler:Chellick's death during the Battle of the Citadel]] (and possibly Jacob Taylor's as well, though it was never confirmed]].
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** [[spoiler:Chellick's death during the Battle of the Citadel]] (and ([[and possibly Jacob Taylor's as well, though it was never confirmed]].remains unconfirmed]]).
15th Nov '15 8:08:19 AM VampireYoshi
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Restructuring
* AllThereInTheManual: While many Mass Effect fics have in-universe codex entries to flesh out details that couldn't fit into the story proper (such as ''FanFic/ProtocultureEffect'' and ''FanFic/MassEffectHumanRevolution''), this story does it in a unique way- by having XCOM "Research Reports," showing both what XCOM's scientists can determine about the enemy by an after-action autopsy, but also what potential upgrades can be created out of them. For example, the Reaper Blackstar weapon is noted for potentially being able to be stuck onto a Blaster Bomb guidence package, vastly increasing the destructive potential. * AnyoneCanDie: Pretty firmly established once [[spoiler:Kaidan is rendered brain dead by the Thorian's psychic attacks.]] ** Considering that it's a crossover with XCOM, it's pretty obvious that this would have happened eventually. ** [[spoiler:Nihlus was killed on Virmire recently as well.]] ** [[spoiler: Chellick the C-Sec detective died during the Battle of the Citadel as well. Jacob Taylor may have bought it also, but it isn't clear just yet.]]
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* AllThereInTheManual: While many Mass Effect fics have in-universe codex entries to flesh out details that couldn't fit into the story proper (such as ''FanFic/ProtocultureEffect'' and ''FanFic/MassEffectHumanRevolution''), this story does it in a unique way- by having way, presenting XCOM "Research Reports," showing Reports" that demonstrate to the reader both what XCOM's scientists can determine about the enemy by an via after-action autopsy, autopsies and other analyses, but also what potential upgrades can be created out of them. For example, the Reaper Blackstar weapon is noted for potentially being able to be stuck onto a Blaster Bomb guidence package, vastly increasing the destructive potential. potential. [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters Leave it to humanity]] to work out ways to ''increase'' the power of nightmare weapons before turning them back on their makers. * AnyoneCanDie: Pretty firmly established once [[spoiler:Kaidan is rendered A natural outgrowth of being an XCOM crossover. Notable examples include: ** [[spoiler:Kaidan's brain dead by death from the Thorian's psychic attacks.]] attacks]]. ** Considering that it's a crossover with XCOM, it's pretty obvious that this would have happened eventually. [[spoiler:Nihlus' death on Virmire]]. ** [[spoiler:Nihlus was killed on Virmire recently as well.]] ** [[spoiler: Chellick the C-Sec detective died [[spoiler:Chellick's death during the Battle of the Citadel as well. Citadel]] (and possibly Jacob Taylor may have bought Taylor's as well, though it also, but it isn't clear just yet.]]was never confirmed]].

* ColdBloodedTorture: XCOM are fans of this, as per their roots.
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* ColdBloodedTorture: XCOM are fans of this, as per their roots. [[spoiler:Even if the subject dies, they can still learn by [[BodyHorror dissecting the corpse]]]].
15th Nov '15 7:32:21 AM VampireYoshi
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* BadAss: Shepard, Wrex, really the whole crew. Lets just expand that to all of XCOM to be safe, since even the OC XCOM grunts that didn't make it past Eden Prime were badass. They just ran into a Reaper.
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* BadAss: Shepard, Wrex, really As befits the whole crew. Lets just expand history that to they came out of: XCOM, all of XCOM to be safe, since even the OC XCOM way down to the grunts that didn't make it past Eden Prime were badass. They just simply because they ran into a Reaper.Reaper. As befits anyone remotely influenced by Shepard: the entire ''Normandy'' crew, aliens included, especially Wrex.
9th Sep '15 8:54:36 PM triscion
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** Probably best shown by their [[CombatPragmatist extremely pragmatic approach to warfare]]. There ain't no Geneva Convention in their mindset; to them, every battle is about the survival of the Human race, and they will do '''whatever it takes''' to make sure they come out on top. Torture and experimentation on POW's is standard practice, and their research teams will do things that even the Salarians find questionable.
9th Sep '15 8:35:44 PM triscion
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*** The SA wanted a greater, more powerful role in the Galactic community. The Coalition just wants to be left the hell alone.
9th Sep '15 8:29:22 PM triscion
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*** Justified too. Since the discovery of the Prothean Ruins on Mars, humanity has been convinced that the next alien invasion was just around the corner, and have prepped themselves accordingly. When their research team was wiped out by the Turian force, XCOM ''immediately'' mobilized it's forces and intercepted them before they even got to Shanxi; helped by their warp technology.
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*** Justified too. Since the discovery of the Prothean Ruins on Mars, humanity has been convinced that the next alien invasion was just around the corner, and have prepped themselves accordingly. When their research team was wiped out by the Turian force, XCOM ''immediately'' mobilized it's forces and intercepted them before they even got to Shanxi; helped by their warp technology.Shanxi. And they weren't about to stop there; before the Asari intervened, XCOM was making plans to go on the offensive as soon as they figured out where the Turians had come from (it's implied that they were planning to attack the Citadel).
1st Sep '15 9:21:10 PM nombretomado
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** The Turian general responsible for nearly bringing the Citadel and Coaltion to war is affectionately named '[[SpaceMutiny Blast]] [[MysteryScienceTheater3000 Hardcheese]]' by readers.
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** The Turian general responsible for nearly bringing the Citadel and Coaltion to war is affectionately named '[[SpaceMutiny Blast]] [[MysteryScienceTheater3000 [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Hardcheese]]' by readers.
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