History Funny / XCOMEnemyUnknown

17th Dec '16 9:21:59 AM Morgenthaler
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** And another- [[{{Series/Highlander}} Duncan MacLeod]]. BadAss, right? Wrong. Said squaddie panicked the very first time he was shot at and [[BlackComedy promptly ran directly into a massive Overwatch crossfire.]] Another is [[Film/{{MIB}} James Edwards]]. Evidently even the Men In Black are getting in on protecting the earth. He was also randomly generated as black and an Assault.

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** And another- [[{{Series/Highlander}} Duncan MacLeod]]. BadAss, Badass, right? Wrong. Said squaddie panicked the very first time he was shot at and [[BlackComedy promptly ran directly into a massive Overwatch crossfire.]] Another is [[Film/{{MIB}} James Edwards]]. Evidently even the Men In Black are getting in on protecting the earth. He was also randomly generated as black and an Assault.
7th Aug '16 4:59:05 AM CynicalBastardo
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** An out-of-place nickname for a Heavy: Robert [[PunnyName "Disco" Hall]].
21st May '16 4:02:01 PM Doug86
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** Similarly, with ''Enemy Within'', try getting a Sniper with the code-name of "[[Comics/XMen Cyclops]]", especially if he's made the first recipient of mutagenic enhancements. Same goes for [[Series/HomeImprovement Tom Taylor]] if made a MEC trooper. "More power" indeed.

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** Similarly, with ''Enemy Within'', try getting a Sniper with the code-name of "[[Comics/XMen "[[ComicBook/XMen Cyclops]]", especially if he's made the first recipient of mutagenic enhancements. Same goes for [[Series/HomeImprovement Tom Taylor]] if made a MEC trooper. "More power" indeed.
22nd Mar '16 4:23:53 AM DarthWalrus
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*** And then a Floater pops up in the snipers face....and he [[EpicFail basically flips out and shoots a car]]. It's then popped off him by the same heavy.
22nd Mar '16 4:22:15 AM DarthWalrus
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** Training Roulette. Of ''course'' Michael "Crater" Bay ends up with [[StuffBlowingUp Grenadier]], [[SerialEsclalation Deep Pockets]], [[NoKillLikeOverkill and Rocketeer]].

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** Training Roulette. Of ''course'' Michael "Crater" Bay ends up with [[StuffBlowingUp Grenadier]], [[SerialEsclalation [[UpToEleven Deep Pockets]], [[NoKillLikeOverkill and Rocketeer]].Rocketeer]]. Because more things need to explode.



** Or any time a soldier or alien decides to randomly smash a window when they don't need to. For example, smashing a skylight they happen to be hiding near to shoot at an enemy on the same roof, sometimes just a few feet away.

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** Or any time a soldier or alien decides to randomly smash a window when they don't need to. For example, smashing a skylight they happen to be hiding near to shoot at an enemy on the same roof, sometimes just a few feet away. Or smashing one skylight then promptly shooting through another, because reasons.
22nd Mar '16 4:17:22 AM DarthWalrus
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** Training Roulette. Of ''course'' Michael "Crater" Bay ends up with [[StuffBlowingUp Grenadier]], [[SerialEsclalation Deep Pockets]], [[NoKillLikeOverkill and Rocketeer]].
21st Mar '16 4:14:04 PM DarthWalrus
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** "Operation Bloody Hymn". First covert ops missions. At least 10 exalt heavies with rocket launchers. Multiple rocketeer heavies. [[StuffBlowingUp someone's coming back in a matchbox"]].
21st Mar '16 4:04:53 PM DarthWalrus
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*** Another "Operation Lazy Justice". Carefree use of explosives to bypass doors ruins chance to capture floater


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** "Operation Lone Mother". This can only end well.
21st Feb '16 5:34:56 PM LentilSandEater
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* Any time a Muton successfully intimidates a XCOM soldier, only to promptly get shot and killed by that very same panicked soldier.
** Bonus points if the soldier gets a promotion from that kill. "You freaked out and made a totally blindshot that just happened to hit a hostile? Welcome to the higher ranks!"
** Isn't it obvious? They get promoted because Central clearly sees their potential. If they can make a panicked, blind shot that kills a motherfucking MUTON, [[FridgeBrilliance what can they do when they get some actual training?]]

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* Any time a Muton successfully intimidates a XCOM soldier, only to promptly get shot and killed by that very same panicked soldier.
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soldier. Bonus points if the soldier gets a promotion from that kill. "You freaked out and made a totally blindshot that just happened to hit a hostile? Welcome to the higher ranks!"
** Isn't it obvious? They get promoted because Central clearly sees their potential. If they can make a panicked, blind shot that kills a motherfucking MUTON, [[FridgeBrilliance what can they do when they get some actual training?]]
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** FridgeBrilliance. [[TruthInTelevision A lot of actual military nicknames and callsigns end up working that way.]] Just ask pilots like Captain Douglas S. "Bubbles" Champagne and Captain Chip "Spider" Webb.
21st Feb '16 5:23:35 PM LentilSandEater
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** YMMV: to some, that [[DissonantSerenity calm voice]] after the panicked one is [[CreepyMonotone creepy as hell.]]
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