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29th Feb '16 4:32:11 AM Veanne
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* Since the crew from ''Webcomic/{{Runners}}'' are scavengers and smugglers, and they also meet SpacePirates on much more regular basis that they'd want to, this tends to happen.
5th Feb '16 1:34:09 PM Morgenthaler
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29th Jan '16 1:34:08 PM WillKeaton
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* VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic: In the aptly named flashpoint "Boarding party" you do this trope to a republic ship. Also, this being a Star Wars game, there are several other instances of this trope in the course of gameplay. Typically, each class story has at least one instance of a boarding party.
* VideoGame/{{Xenonauts}}: Arguably the most important element of the game is assaulting downed or landed alien ships to disrupt their missions and capture their valuable equipment.

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* VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic: ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'': In the aptly named flashpoint "Boarding party" you do this trope to a republic ship. Also, this being a Star Wars game, there are several other instances of this trope in the course of gameplay. Typically, each class story has at least one instance of a boarding party.
* VideoGame/{{Xenonauts}}: ''VideoGame/{{Xenonauts}}'': Arguably the most important element of the game is assaulting downed or landed alien ships to disrupt their missions and capture their valuable equipment.
29th Jan '16 1:33:38 PM WillKeaton
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** In [[Literature/XWingSeries "Wraith Squadron"]] has an interesting variation in which they capture a Corellian Corvette by having one of their members wield a converted X-wing laser cannon and threaten to blast a hole in the bridge window from the inside.

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** In [[Literature/XWingSeries "Wraith Squadron"]] has an interesting variation in which they capture a Corellian Corvette by having one of their members wield a converted X-wing laser cannon and threaten to blast a hole in the bridge window from the inside.
29th Jan '16 1:33:06 PM WillKeaton
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* The ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' uses this with some frequency. However, more often than not, after a ship's engines have been hit and its communications destroyed, its crew doesn't put up much of a fight.

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* The ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' ''StarWars'' [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] uses this with some frequency. However, more often than not, after a ship's engines have been hit and its communications destroyed, its crew doesn't put up much of a fight.
29th Nov '15 4:34:52 AM Doug86
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* True to its 17th century Main/WoodenShipsAndIronMen setting, the Main/{{Aubrey-Maturin}} series is filled with boarding parties. They are every bit risky and brutal as the real thing.

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* True to its 17th century Main/WoodenShipsAndIronMen setting, the Main/{{Aubrey-Maturin}} Literature/AubreyMaturin series is filled with boarding parties. They are every bit risky and brutal as the real thing.
21st Nov '15 8:48:40 AM nombretomado
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* ''BuckRogers'' games:
** Can be accomplished with RandomEncounters in ''BuckRogers: Countdown to Doomsday'' and its sequel, ''Matrix Cubed'' once an enemy ship has been disabled, either by destroying its control system or its engines. A variety of scenarios can take place once aboard the enemy ship, from the crew setting the self destruct for you to try to disable, to an ambush by a much larger ship, to the commander of the ship ordering the crew to kill all the prisoners if you get too close (which you can then rescue to help take over the ship.) Could also lead to MoneyForNothing as the ships can be worth a ton of money for your salvage account, which is used for all ship repairs, plus whatever loot you get from battling the enemy crew.

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* ''BuckRogers'' ''ComicStrip/BuckRogers'' games:
** Can be accomplished with RandomEncounters in ''BuckRogers: ''ComicStrip/BuckRogers: Countdown to Doomsday'' and its sequel, ''Matrix Cubed'' once an enemy ship has been disabled, either by destroying its control system or its engines. A variety of scenarios can take place once aboard the enemy ship, from the crew setting the self destruct for you to try to disable, to an ambush by a much larger ship, to the commander of the ship ordering the crew to kill all the prisoners if you get too close (which you can then rescue to help take over the ship.) Could also lead to MoneyForNothing as the ships can be worth a ton of money for your salvage account, which is used for all ship repairs, plus whatever loot you get from battling the enemy crew.
9th Nov '15 8:31:51 AM Winter
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* ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' has several story missions where the player must either board an enemy ship or fight off enemy boarders. In addition, the Engineering skill "Boarding Party" launches shuttles full of redshirts who'll apply a debuff to ships they successfully board. Being redshirts, they can be shot down en route.
12th Sep '15 12:40:26 PM Saber15
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* ''VideoGame/FromTheDepths'': One of the options open to the player is jump onto the enemy ship to capture it or destroy it from within.

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* ''VideoGame/FromTheDepths'': One of the options open to the player is jump onto the enemy ship to capture it or destroy it from within. Capturing can be done by locating and destroying all AI Cores on the ship; destroying the final core will result in the craft becoming part of the player's fleet. Craft currently have [[PointDefenseless no internal defenses and will only fire on vehicles]], but one must still overcome the vehicle's internal repair systems, and care must be taken not to be killed by incoming fire from your ''own'' fleet when boarding.
12th Sep '15 12:32:38 PM Saber15
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* Players in ''[[VideoGame/{{X}} X3: Terran Conflict]]'' can train marines to board enemy capital ships. The marines will spacewalk towards the targeted ship, and will cut open the hull if the shields are down. The player can also load the marines into a boarding pod and fire them at the ship like a missile, which accomplishes the same thing but makes it easier for them to cut into the hull and is less likely to result in them being gunned down in open space. The marines will radio in their status as they move through the ship's decks towards the ship computer core, gunning down the crew and automated turrets before attempting to hack the ship.

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* Players in ''[[VideoGame/{{X}} X3: Terran Conflict]]'' can train marines to board enemy capital ships. The marines will spacewalk towards the targeted ship, and will cut open the hull if the shields are down. The player can also load the marines into a boarding pod BoardingPod and fire them at the ship like a missile, which accomplishes the same thing but makes it easier for them to cut into the hull and is less likely to result in them being gunned down in open space. The marines will radio in their status as they move through the ship's decks towards the ship computer core, gunning down the crew and automated turrets before attempting to hack the ship. Boarding originally debuted in the ''Xtended'' GameMod for ''X3: Reunion'', where it could only be initiated from the purpose-built OTAS Heavy Capture Frigate, [[AscendedFanon which returned]] as the [[CripplingOverspecialization cripplingly overspecialized]] OTAS Sirokos in ''Terran Conflict''.
** Boarding returns in ''Videogame/XRebirth'', where the ''Albion Skunk'' can launch up to 50 marines and one marine commander in individual boarding pods at enemy craft. The Skunk's copilot will call out targets on the hull of the enemy capital ship to be [[SubsystemDamage destroyed]] to weaken the internal defenses and [[HyperspaceEscape prevent the ship from fleeing]].
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