History Funny / Civilization

6th Nov '17 2:50:12 PM Viira
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* The infamous "spearman vs. tank" battles that resulted in the icon on Civfanatics - it's a burning tank with a confused {{Emoticon}} next to a rejoicing spearman.
** [[http://apolyton.net/upload/view/12704_spearvstank.gif Actually seeing it in action.]]

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* The infamous "spearman vs. tank" battles that resulted in the icon on Civfanatics - it's a burning tank with a confused {{Emoticon}} next to a rejoicing spearman.
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spearman. [[http://apolyton.net/upload/view/12704_spearvstank.gif Actually seeing it in action.]]



* Great People-related anachronisms can be quite hilarious. "Li Bo (Great Artist) was born in Tenochtitlan", while already rather weird, wouldn't have looked nearly as insane if Li Bo wasn't wearing a white ''Elvis suit''.

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* Great People-related anachronisms can be quite hilarious.
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"Li Bo (Great Artist) was born in Tenochtitlan", while already rather weird, wouldn't have looked look nearly as insane if Li Bo wasn't wearing a white ''Elvis suit''.



*** J Edgar Hoover, Great Spy, in a ninja suit.

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*** ** J Edgar Hoover, Great Spy, in a ninja suit.



* The names of the achievements in ''Civ V''.

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* The names of the many achievements in ''Civ V''.



-->''The “mech” is a [[HumongousMecha giant bipedal mechanical robot]] armed with a [[MacrossMissileMassacre variety of missiles]], [[GatlingGood Gatling gun arms]], [[EyeBeams laser-beam eyes]], and a deadly kung-fu punch. Although not currently found on the modern battlefield, no doubt across the world governments and evil corporations are secretly developing these metal behemoths even as we speak. When these mechs come into service, all of the world’s other weaponry will become obsolete, and humanity’s fate will be decided by a climactic battle between armies of good and evil mechs in the streets of downtown [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Tokyo]]. (Assuming that the [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} giant radioactive monsters]] don’t get us first.)''
* Kinda dark, when a humble worthless puny pathetic civilization destroyed in the players superior awesome technologically advanced military for the sake of resource or just for -ehem- "fun", just want to make you laugh maniacally evil.
** Even when they instigate and crash their army into your superior defenses, it can still evoke this. Having too many delegates in the World Congress and taking unfair advantage of it is also pretty funny.
* In ''Civilization II'', the Entertainment advisor in the Modern era is an ElvisImpersonator. In ancient times, you instead have... the same ElvisImpersonator, but [[RecycledInSpace wearing a toga]].
** And he'll ''always'' refer to you as "King", complete with a short pause before the title and striking a very Elvis-like pose as he says it.

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-->''The “mech” "mech" is a [[HumongousMecha giant bipedal mechanical robot]] armed with a [[MacrossMissileMassacre variety of missiles]], [[GatlingGood Gatling gun arms]], [[EyeBeams laser-beam eyes]], and a deadly kung-fu punch. Although not currently found on the modern battlefield, no doubt across the world governments and evil corporations are secretly developing these metal behemoths even as we speak. When these mechs come into service, all of the world’s other weaponry will become obsolete, and humanity’s fate will be decided by a climactic battle between armies of good and evil mechs in the streets of downtown [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Tokyo]]. (Assuming that the [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} giant radioactive monsters]] don’t get us first.)''
* Kinda dark, when a humble worthless puny pathetic civilization destroyed in the players superior awesome technologically advanced military for the sake of resource or just for -ehem- "fun", just want to make you laugh maniacally evil.
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evil. Even when they instigate and crash their army into your superior defenses, it can still evoke this. Having too many delegates in the World Congress and taking unfair advantage of it is also pretty funny.
* In ''Civilization II'', the Entertainment advisor in the Modern era is an ElvisImpersonator. In ancient times, you instead have... the same ElvisImpersonator, but [[RecycledInSpace wearing a toga]].
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toga]]. And he'll ''always'' refer to you as "King", complete with a short pause before the title and striking a very Elvis-like pose as he says it.



** A great moment while playing ''II'' was when the foreign adviser told me to seek other cultures and learn what I can from them. [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder And then I should eliminate them]]. The military adviser then chimed in with an EvilLaugh.



** Also from ''Civ 5'', Harald Bluetooth's reaction when you defeat him: after looking [[OhCrap absurdly shocked]] for a second, he [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere takes off his helmet and throws it off his boat as he stomps offscreen,]] all the while trash-talking in Danish. [[BrickJoke And you don't hear the helmet hit the water until ''just'' before he leaves.]]
** [[BilingualBonus To clarify his speech]], he says, "What is this treachery? Loki must have been by your side, for no ordinary could have defeated me."
** When you first encounter Babylon, you see Nebuchadnezzar sitting on a huge stone throne, in a '''very''' creepy, dark palace, and the only light sources are torches lit with creepy green fire as he casually sips wine from a golden chalice--[[MoodWhiplash and then he flinches and drops said chalice on the floor as he speaks, as if he ''only noticed you just now.'']]
** [[http://img.4plebs.org/boards/pol/image/1453/51/1453519728880.jpg "We are an enlightened people, who seek the peaceful exchange of knowledge with others."]] [[note]]Background: [[{{Irony}} a city in flames]][[/note]]
** Pachacuti often [[http://cloud-4.steamusercontent.com/ugc/537394315975387994/6F3773F91FCF77413A0BDC378DF21A33B59F6235/ lacks modesty in his greetings.]]
** Virtually every leader has some comment whenever you attack them. But Pacal? [[EvilLaugh He just laughs at you]].

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** * Also from ''Civ 5'', Harald Bluetooth's reaction when you defeat him: after looking [[OhCrap absurdly shocked]] for a second, he [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere takes off his helmet and throws it off his boat as he stomps offscreen,]] all the while trash-talking in Danish. [[BrickJoke And you don't hear the helmet hit the water until ''just'' before he leaves.]]
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]] [[BilingualBonus To clarify his speech]], he says, "What is this treachery? Loki must have been by your side, for no ordinary could have defeated me."
** * When you first encounter Babylon, you see Nebuchadnezzar sitting on a huge stone throne, in a '''very''' creepy, dark palace, and the only light sources are torches lit with creepy green fire as he casually sips wine from a golden chalice--[[MoodWhiplash and then he flinches and drops said chalice on the floor as he speaks, as if he ''only noticed you just now.'']]
** * [[http://img.4plebs.org/boards/pol/image/1453/51/1453519728880.jpg "We are an enlightened people, who seek the peaceful exchange of knowledge with others."]] [[note]]Background: Background: [[{{Irony}} a city in flames]][[/note]]
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flames]].
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Pachacuti often [[http://cloud-4.steamusercontent.com/ugc/537394315975387994/6F3773F91FCF77413A0BDC378DF21A33B59F6235/ lacks modesty in his greetings.]]
** * Virtually every leader has some comment whenever you attack them. But Pacal? [[EvilLaugh He just laughs at you]]. Funnier still, is if you get a generic "You fool, you have made a terrible mistake," message when you do so - as if the ''game'' is warning you for declaring war against him.



*** Funnier still, is if you get a generic "You fool, you have made a terrible mistake," message when you do so - as if the ''game'' is warning you for declaring war against him.
26th Oct '17 5:43:04 AM BlackDragon
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* In ''Civ Rev'', Great People are spawned under certain conditions[[note]]when you break culture thresholds and certain gold thresholds, as the first-discoverer reward for certain techs, and when you discover the School of Confucius[[/note]], and each Person spawned is related to a tech. The Great Person related to the Superconductor? [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopold_Stokowski Leopold Stokowski].

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* In ''Civ Rev'', Great People are spawned under certain conditions[[note]]when you break culture thresholds and certain gold thresholds, as the first-discoverer reward for certain techs, and when you discover the School of Confucius[[/note]], and each Person spawned is related to a tech. The Great Person related to the Superconductor? [https://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopold_Stokowski Leopold Stokowski].Stokowski]].
26th Oct '17 5:35:47 AM BlackDragon
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** It got even better when the Khmer civilization was added as DLC in Civ VI. Along with an achievement requiring you to build Angkor Wat and a Wat (one possible pick as religious building when creating a religion) in Angkor Wat. The achievement's name? 'Wat Is Love'.
23rd Oct '17 6:43:04 PM Nyperold
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** In a similar vein, in ''Revolution'', moving into the space where a friendly village has a chance of finishing research on whatever technology you're working on discovering. ''Whatever'' technology. Even "Space Flight" or the nebulous "Future Technology". There's a lot more going on under those straw roofs than you might guess.

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** In a similar vein, in ''Revolution'', moving into the space where a friendly village is has a chance of finishing research on whatever technology you're working on discovering. ''Whatever'' technology. Even "Space Flight" or the nebulous "Future Technology". There's a lot more going on under those straw roofs than you might guess.


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* In ''Civ Rev'', Great People are spawned under certain conditions[[note]]when you break culture thresholds and certain gold thresholds, as the first-discoverer reward for certain techs, and when you discover the School of Confucius[[/note]], and each Person spawned is related to a tech. The Great Person related to the Superconductor? [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopold_Stokowski Leopold Stokowski].
25th Aug '17 1:32:39 PM MaddKossack115
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** To a minor extent, there's Gandhi's quote when he declares war on you, where he states "[[{{Understatement}} I have just received a report that large numbers of my troops have crossed your borders]]", the implication being that the "declaration of war" wasn't actually made by [[ActualPacifist Gandhi]], but by a GeneralRipper [[Main/RightHandVersusLeftHand who took his troops into your country without Gandhi's consent]]. What makes it funny is that what could come across as BlatantLies [[SincerityMode is delivered so seriously by Gandhi]] that it makes him less like the MemeticPsychopath propped up by the Civilization series, and more of a PuppetKing [[ExtremeDoormat who's absolutely powerless to stop his generals from launching wars without his knowledge]].

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** To a minor extent, there's Gandhi's quote when he declares war on you, you in ''Civilization V'', [[BilingualBonus where he states states]] "[[{{Understatement}} I have just received a report that large numbers of my troops have crossed your borders]]", the implication being that the "declaration of war" wasn't actually made by [[ActualPacifist Gandhi]], but by a GeneralRipper [[Main/RightHandVersusLeftHand who took his troops into your country without Gandhi's consent]]. What makes it funny is that what could come across as BlatantLies [[SincerityMode is delivered so seriously by Gandhi]] that it makes him less like the MemeticPsychopath propped up by the Civilization series, and more of a PuppetKing [[ExtremeDoormat who's absolutely powerless to stop his generals from launching wars without his knowledge]].
24th Aug '17 3:55:32 PM MaddKossack115
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** To a minor extent, there's Gandhi's quote when he declares war on you, where he states "[[{{Understatement}} I have just received a report that large numbers of my troops have crossed your borders]]", the implication being that the "declaration of war" wasn't actually made by [[ActualPacifist Gandhi]], but by a GeneralRipper [[RightHandVsLeftHand who took his troops into your country without Gandhi's consent]]. What makes it funny is that what could come across as BlatantLies [[SincerityMode is delivered so seriously by Gandhi]] that it makes him less like the MemeticPsychopath propped up by the Civilization series, and more of a PuppetKing [[ExtremeDoormat who's absolutely powerless to stop his generals from launching wars without his knowledge]].

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** To a minor extent, there's Gandhi's quote when he declares war on you, where he states "[[{{Understatement}} I have just received a report that large numbers of my troops have crossed your borders]]", the implication being that the "declaration of war" wasn't actually made by [[ActualPacifist Gandhi]], but by a GeneralRipper [[RightHandVsLeftHand [[Main/RightHandVersusLeftHand who took his troops into your country without Gandhi's consent]]. consent]]. What makes it funny is that what could come across as BlatantLies [[SincerityMode is delivered so seriously by Gandhi]] that it makes him less like the MemeticPsychopath propped up by the Civilization series, and more of a PuppetKing [[ExtremeDoormat who's absolutely powerless to stop his generals from launching wars without his knowledge]].
24th Aug '17 3:55:14 PM MaddKossack115
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** To a minor extent, there's Gandhi's quote when he declares war on you, where he states "[[{{Understatement}} I have just received a report that large numbers of my troops have crossed your borders]]", the implication being that the "declaration of war" wasn't actually made by [[ActualPacifist Gandhi]], but by a GeneralRipper [[RightHandVsLeftHand who took his troops into your country without Gandhi's consent]]. What makes it funny is that what could come across as BlatantLies [[SincerityMode is delivered so seriously by Gandhi]] that it makes him less like the MemeticPsychopath propped up by the Civilization series, and more of a PuppetKing [[ExtremeDoormat who's absolutely powerless to stop his generals from launching wars without his knowledge]].
28th Jun '17 3:11:01 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Any time another Civ asks the player for help in a war against [[MemeticPsychopath Gandhi]], particularly if the aforementioned Indian hasn't actually done anything of particular threat. Having them declare him as a "Threat to the stability of the world" [[GenreSavvy comes off as hilariously meta.]] For extra humor, play as a domination-inclined Civ like [[UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany Bismarck]] or [[OmnicidalManiac Montezuma;]] having someone like [[TheGoodQueen Elizabeth]] [[EnemyMine ask them of all people for help against]] [[ConflictKiller Gandhi]] is really, REALLY funny.

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** Any time another Civ asks the player for help in a war against [[MemeticPsychopath Gandhi]], particularly if the aforementioned Indian hasn't actually done anything of particular threat. Having them declare him as a "Threat to the stability of the world" [[GenreSavvy comes off as hilariously meta.]] meta. For extra humor, play as a domination-inclined Civ like [[UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany Bismarck]] or [[OmnicidalManiac Montezuma;]] Montezuma]]; having someone like [[TheGoodQueen Elizabeth]] [[EnemyMine ask them of all people for help against]] [[ConflictKiller Gandhi]] is really, REALLY funny.
19th Jun '17 9:14:30 PM Wooboo
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** [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110308112432/civilization/images/a/ab/Askia.jpg "We are an enlightened people, who seek the peaceful exchange of knowledge with others."]] [[note]]Background: [[{{Irony}} a city in flames]][[/note]]

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** [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110308112432/civilization/images/a/ab/Askia.[[http://img.4plebs.org/boards/pol/image/1453/51/1453519728880.jpg "We are an enlightened people, who seek the peaceful exchange of knowledge with others."]] [[note]]Background: [[{{Irony}} a city in flames]][[/note]]
10th Mar '17 4:35:05 AM Alceister
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** In contrast to the many examples of Teddy Roosevelt in fiction where he's deafeningly loud, this version has a historically accurate depiction based on existing audio of his speeches. Hearing his high, reedy voice coming out of such a big man can catch a first-time player unaware.
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