History JustForFun / HowToInvadeAnAlienPlanet

28th Nov '16 7:50:52 AM Twoeyesshort
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# Even if your technology can cover the entire planet [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale (a dubious proposition in of itself)]], don't erect just one of anything that could be important to maintaining your control of the planet. Revolutionaries might be able to disable ''a'' [[EarthShatteringKaboom planetary bomb]] or MindControl device, but taking out three hundred and twenty-one of them worldwide requires much more effort and gives you fair warning if the apes can actually pull it off.
27th Nov '16 7:47:31 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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** Exception: If you think you can trick the governments of the world into doing something [[MoralEventHorizon horrific enough to cause this guardian to turn away in shame]], you might narrow your opposition down to [[Series/{{Torchwood}} some Welsh bisexuals]]. Still a tough fight, but it's better odds. Althernatively, if the protector works secretly, see if you can expose them without tipping your own hand; the natives may deal with your problem for you.

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** Exception: If you think you can trick the governments of the world into doing something [[MoralEventHorizon horrific enough to cause this guardian to turn away in shame]], you might narrow your opposition down to [[Series/{{Torchwood}} some Welsh bisexuals]]. Still a tough fight, but it's better odds. Althernatively, Alternatively, if the protector works secretly, see if you can expose them without tipping your own hand; the natives may deal with your problem for you.
5th Nov '16 9:17:37 PM Terrabalt
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# If there's a stronger alien race out there that you're fleeing from because they are [[AlwaysABiggerFish even nastier than you]], ''[[Series/{{V}} don't]]'' [[SinsOfASolarEmpire go out of your way]] to [[VideoGame/{{Iji}} antagonize the natives]] [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica if there's any chance they could help you]].

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# If there's a stronger alien race out there that you're fleeing from because they are [[AlwaysABiggerFish even nastier than you]], ''[[Series/{{V}} don't]]'' [[SinsOfASolarEmpire go out of your way]] to [[VideoGame/{{Iji}} antagonize the natives]] [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica if there's any chance chance]] [[VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown (or potential) that they could help you]].
17th Sep '16 2:33:58 AM spydre
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** Caveat 3: don't feel like you're going to have an easy time just because you have a spesies of pacifists or at least very peaceful people on your hands. If they have a pretty warlike history, you can be sure that at least some of the old fire is still burning and they are probably only restrained by their luxuries. If you are unlucky, the all turn into Klingons as soon as you take their luxuries away from them and give you hell.

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** Caveat 3: don't feel like you're going to have an easy time just because you have a spesies species of pacifists or at least very peaceful people on your hands. If they have a pretty warlike history, you can be sure that at least some of the old fire is still burning and they are probably only restrained by their luxuries. If you are unlucky, the all turn into Klingons as soon as you take their luxuries away from them and give you hell.
17th Sep '16 2:30:55 AM spydre
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** Caveat 3: don't feel like you're going to have an easy time just because you have a spezies of pacifists or at least very peaceful people on your hands. If they have a pretty warlike history, you can be sure that at least some of the old fire is still burning and they are probably only restrained by their luxuries. If you are unlucky, the all turn into Klingons as soon as you take their luxuries away from them and give you hell.

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** Caveat 3: don't feel like you're going to have an easy time just because you have a spezies spesies of pacifists or at least very peaceful people on your hands. If they have a pretty warlike history, you can be sure that at least some of the old fire is still burning and they are probably only restrained by their luxuries. If you are unlucky, the all turn into Klingons as soon as you take their luxuries away from them and give you hell.
15th Sep '16 12:09:37 AM PaulA
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** Corollary: Expect the best native tactician to [[EndersGame spend hours studying recordings of your maneuvers]] searching for weak points. You mothership should not be recognizable even under this level of scrutiny.

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** Corollary: Expect the best native tactician to [[EndersGame [[Literature/EndersGame spend hours studying recordings of your maneuvers]] searching for weak points. You mothership should not be recognizable even under this level of scrutiny.



# If, despite all your preparation and technology, you're losing the invasion, be sure to wipe your starmaps. The last thing you want to do is give those little bastards directions to your homeworld so they can [[EndersGame launch a punitive invasion]].

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# If, despite all your preparation and technology, you're losing the invasion, be sure to wipe your starmaps. The last thing you want to do is give those little bastards directions to your homeworld so they can [[EndersGame [[Literature/EndersGame launch a punitive invasion]].
18th Aug '16 3:43:50 AM wusch
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** Caveat 3: don't feel like you're going to have an easy time just because you have a spezies of pacifists or at least very peaceful people on your hands. If they have a pretty warlike history, you can be sure that at least some of the old fire is still burning and they are probably only restrained by their luxuries. If you are unlucky, the all turn into Klingons as soon as you take their luxuries away from them and give you hell.
20th Jul '16 2:08:57 AM Morgenthaler
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# Check the enemy for signs of a [[JustForFun/IfIAmEverHeadOfAnAlienMonitoringAgency Alien Monitoring Agency]] '''BEFORE''' you invade. If they have a DangerouslyGenreSavvy [[JustForFun/IfIAmEverHeadOfAnAlienMonitoringAgency one]], don't bother. If however the agency is non-existent or is AHalfDozenGuysInABasement, you may be okay. If one of its agents is a certain [[Series/TheXFiles Fox Mulder]], your chances are about 50/50: although [[AgentMulder he knows exactly]] ''exactly'' what you're doing, there's a good chance [[CassandraTruth nobody will believe him anyway]].

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# Check the enemy for signs of a [[JustForFun/IfIAmEverHeadOfAnAlienMonitoringAgency Alien Monitoring Agency]] '''BEFORE''' you invade. If they have a DangerouslyGenreSavvy GenreSavvy [[JustForFun/IfIAmEverHeadOfAnAlienMonitoringAgency one]], don't bother. If however the agency is non-existent or is AHalfDozenGuysInABasement, you may be okay. If one of its agents is a certain [[Series/TheXFiles Fox Mulder]], your chances are about 50/50: although [[AgentMulder he knows exactly]] ''exactly'' what you're doing, there's a good chance [[CassandraTruth nobody will believe him anyway]].
12th May '16 11:17:20 PM spydre
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# If your research is performed from a distance such as your home planet using high-powered telescopes, note that you observe light patterns as they were when they were projected from the alien planet. If you are doing your recon from two hundred light years away, even if your travel time was zero, the data would be two hundred years out of date.

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# ** Note: If your research is performed from a distance such as your home planet using high-powered telescopes, note that you observe the light patterns you see will be as they were when they were projected from the alien planet. If you are doing your recon from two hundred light years away, even if your travel time was zero, the data would be two hundred years out of date.
5th May '16 4:12:54 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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# Similarly, keep a constant watch for: [[Series/DoctorWho a small, innocent-looking blue box]], [[Franchise/StargateVerse covert military units with "SG" in the name]], [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann mecha sporting]] CoolShades, [[Franchise/StarTrek saucer-shaped cruisers]], [[Franchise/SuperSentai giant]] [[Franchise/PowerRangers robots]], [[Film/MenInBlack well-dressed men in sunglasses]], [[SwordOfTheStars starships with ring-shaped FTL systems]], [[SuperHero vigilantes in colorful costumes who casually defy the laws of physics]], [[{{Metroid}} a power-armored warrior with huge spherical shoulders]], or [[Franchise/{{Halo}} anyone in power armor]], even if they're [[VideoGame/HalfLife bespectacled physicists]] with [[WeaponOfChoice crowbars]]. Spot any of these and you're better off staying home. While you're at it, also check for [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} any uninvited guests masquerading as local machinery]]; such party-crashers usually have drama of their own, and you do not want to get sucked into it.

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# Similarly, keep a constant watch for: [[Series/DoctorWho a small, innocent-looking blue box]], [[Franchise/StargateVerse covert military units with "SG" in the name]], [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann mecha sporting]] CoolShades, [[Franchise/StarTrek saucer-shaped cruisers]], [[Franchise/SuperSentai giant]] [[Franchise/PowerRangers robots]], [[Film/MenInBlack well-dressed men in sunglasses]], [[SwordOfTheStars starships with ring-shaped FTL systems]], [[SuperHero vigilantes in colorful costumes who casually defy the laws of physics]], [[{{Metroid}} a power-armored warrior with huge spherical shoulders]], or [[Franchise/{{Halo}} anyone in power armor]], even if they're [[VideoGame/HalfLife bespectacled physicists]] with [[WeaponOfChoice crowbars]]. Spot any of these and you're better off staying home. While you're at it, also check for [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} any uninvited guests masquerading as local machinery]]; such party-crashers usually have drama of their own, and you do not want to get sucked into it.
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