History Fanfic / XSGCOM

16th Mar '16 9:08:52 AM ObsidianFire
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Pretty much the reason why X-COM keeps kicking so much ass. See MoreDakka. The Kull also show this by headshotting any downed troops nearby so a sarcophagus can't resurrect them.
** Also [[MagnificentBastard Ba'al]].



* GenreSavvy: Earth, but Ba'al has some as well. He does have a policy of promoting underlings based on competence, rather than sycophancy, but he does note "That Sycophancy is still expected."
9th Mar '16 10:43:20 AM SithkingZero
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** His tech also operates off of the hard-to-make element of Elerium, rather than use Neutrino-Ion generators or regular Naquadah. This may create bottlenecks in production, but it means that if the Replicators capture and try to reverse-engineer the tech, they won't be able to use it for long before they run out of the stuff that powers it.
20th Nov '15 6:49:32 AM SithkingZero
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** The Tollan- and to a lesser extent, the other United Worlds members- are this to the Wraith. It's mentioned that their greatest fear was a race with technology to rival the Ancients, "Minus the near-total military incompetence."



** [=O'Niell=] in canon wanted to name the ''Prometheus'' the ''Enterprise.'' While this was shot-down in-universe because, well, it's clear that he just wanted to make a Star Trek joke, in this universe they ''did'' select ''Enterprise'' as the name of Earth's first ha'tak-class warship, with the justification that there is already a carrier named that, and thus any slips of the tongue might make people think that someone is talking about the boat and not the alien-built starship.



* UncannyValley[invoked]: The Athosians have this reaction to the Terrans, specifically their "Craziness," their willingness to use violence, and their psionic powers.

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* UncannyValley[invoked]: The Athosians have this reaction to the Terrans, specifically their "Craziness," their willingness to use violence, and their psionic powers. [[spoiler: It turns out that Terrans were genetically modified to be ''far'' more aggressive than the Alterans were, while the humans from the Pegasus Galaxy were ''not'' given the aggression upgrades- meaning they tend to be more peaceful and docile. There are exceptions- a few worlds were mentioned to be given the upgrades, including Sateda, homeworld of Ronan.]]
19th Nov '15 2:02:40 PM SithkingZero
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''XSGCOM'' is a Crossover / AlternateUniverseFic with Franchise/{{Stargate|Verse}} and VideoGame/{{X-COM}} written by Hotpoint. It explores an alternate universe where humanity is actually better off than in either main universe. Instead of the Russians finding about the second stargate, X-COM retrieves it. After both organizations become known to each other, they are merged together. What follows is a clash between two factions, one BadAss Canadian, Earth moving to the offense and lots of dead Jaffa. The two settings involved are neatly tied together with, for example, Elerium being made from Naquadah, though the process involved is unknown to Earth. The author provides any [[AllThereInTheManual necessary background info]] in his chapter notes, including hyperlinks[[note]]Due to the nature of the site, the Fanfiction.net versions of the stories do not have the links[[/note]].

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''XSGCOM'' is a Crossover / AlternateUniverseFic with Franchise/{{Stargate|Verse}} and VideoGame/{{X-COM}} VideoGame/{{X-COM}}[[note]]Please note that the [=X-COM=] depicted here is the ''original'' [=X-COM=], and not from the franchise reboot seen in the Firaxis games, such as ''Enemy Unknown,'' ''Enemy Within'' or ''The Bureau''.[[/note]] written by Hotpoint. It explores an alternate universe where humanity is actually better off than in either main universe. Instead of the Russians finding about the second stargate, X-COM retrieves it. After both organizations become known to each other, they are merged together. What follows is a clash between two factions, one BadAss Canadian, Earth moving to the offense and lots of dead Jaffa. The two settings involved are neatly tied together with, for example, Elerium being made from Naquadah, though the process involved is unknown to Earth. The author provides any [[AllThereInTheManual necessary background info]] in his chapter notes, including hyperlinks[[note]]Due to the nature of the site, the Fanfiction.net versions of the stories do not have the links[[/note]].
18th Nov '15 10:33:57 PM vn70072
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* GoneHorriblyRight: Sharp's offworld propaganda campaign does have its benefits, but it eventually results in at least one of the System Lords choosing to ally with the ''[[HordeOfAlienLocusts Replicators]]'' because they are seen as easier to coexist with than [[TheDreaded Sharp, Warlord of the Tau'ri]].
6th Nov '15 5:27:45 AM ChronoLegion
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** This is close to his fate in the canon, where he [[spoiler:ends up as the king of a primitive planet with multiple wives. By all indications, he's a good king to the point, when he confesses to not being a prophet, they decide to keep him anyway]].
24th Sep '15 5:47:21 PM ErikModi
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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: In an odd way, [[spoiler: ex-Colonel Maybourne getting married and starting a family. For such a perfect SmugSnake ManipulativeBastard in the series to get a karmic happy ending]] is likely to warm any heart.
24th Sep '15 5:01:41 PM ErikModi
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* VerbalTic: The author is inordinately fond of stating that his characters "opined," instead of merely "said."
23rd Sep '15 9:44:24 AM ErikModi
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** Cameron Mitchell makes several comments involving surfing in his first "on-screen" dogfight with an alien craft. Ben Browder, who played Cameron Mitchell, is an avid surfer.
29th Jun '15 3:15:13 PM acg452
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* DeadFic: Hasn't been updated since 2013.
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