History Main / WeComeinPeaceShootToKill

28th Sep '16 1:04:12 AM Morgenthaler
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** Justified as this particular dimension has no concept of "evil" and just accepted the ridiculously BlatantLies they were told even after the initial slaughter.
* This is one of the two strategies of the invading Martians in ''IrregularWebcomic'', as explained in [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2413.html this strip,]] and the strip annotation references this very page.

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** Justified as this particular dimension has no concept of "evil" and just accepted the ridiculously BlatantLies they were told even after the initial slaughter.
* This is one of the two strategies of the invading Martians in ''IrregularWebcomic'', ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'', as explained in [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2413.html this strip,]] and the strip annotation references this very page.
20th Sep '16 6:37:52 PM nombretomado
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* In [[ArchieComics Archie's]] ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'', humans dissecting the occupant of a downed Xorda spacecraft caused the entire race to launch genetic bombs at the Earth, thus killing off most humans and causing evolutionary mutation that led to our furry friends, the Mobians, becoming a dominant species along with the human-like Overlanders.

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* In [[ArchieComics [[Franchise/ArchieComics Archie's]] ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'', humans dissecting the occupant of a downed Xorda spacecraft caused the entire race to launch genetic bombs at the Earth, thus killing off most humans and causing evolutionary mutation that led to our furry friends, the Mobians, becoming a dominant species along with the human-like Overlanders.
23rd Aug '16 3:26:12 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Played with in ''Literature/HaloContactHarvest''. First contact between humanity and the Covenant happened between a group of Marines and Jiralhanae ([[MeaningfulName a.k.a.]] [[ReportingNames Brutes]]). The Jiralhanae are making unreasonable demands during the negotiations, but that's not what starts the Human-Covenant War. Instead, it was a trigger-happy Grunt.

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* Played with in ''Literature/HaloContactHarvest''. First contact between humanity and the Covenant happened happens between a group the human inhabitants of Marines Harvest and a Covenant task force led by Jiralhanae ([[MeaningfulName a.k.a.]] [[ReportingNames Brutes]]). The Jiralhanae are making unreasonable demands during the negotiations, but that's not what starts the Human-Covenant War. Instead, it was a trigger-happy Grunt.Covenant Grunt. Also, unbeknownst to either party, [[spoiler:the Covenant's High Prophets were already planning on wiping out humanity regardless of how negotiations went]].
11th May '16 8:20:13 AM cdrood
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* The ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' played with this in an episode titled "First Contact", not to be confused with ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact''. Riker is captured monitoring a planet that's on the verge of becoming warp capable. While the planet's leader is a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, his head of security shoots himself with a phaser to frame Riker for murder, but screws it up. It's playing with both examples of this trope.
30th Apr '16 10:25:41 AM WillKeaton
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** [[Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill2008 The 2008 remake]] zig-zags the Trope: [[spoiler:Klaatu's mission on this version is to KillAllHumans [[GreenAesop because we are a serious ecological threat to Earth]],]] but the way the United States Government treats him from the moment he accidentally gets shot (including being detained, interrogated, any information he gives told outright will be made classified, told he will ''never'' talk to the world's governments and apparently was going to be poisoned) [[spoiler:don't do much to make him believe his decision is wrong until Helen begs him to reconsider and the Professor brings up the logic that Klaatu's race was NotSoDifferent a long time ago.]]



** [[Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill2008 The 2008 remake]] zig-zags the Trope: [[spoiler:Klaatu's mission on this version is to KillAllHumans [[GreenAesop because we are a serious ecological threat to Earth]],]] but the way the United States Government treats him from the moment he accidentally gets shot (including being detained, interrogated, any information he gives told outright will be made classified, told he will ''never'' talk to the world's governments and apparently was going to be poisoned) [[spoiler:don't do much to make him believe his decision is wrong until Helen begs him to reconsider and the Professor brings up the logic that Klaatu's race was NotSoDifferent a long time ago.]]
30th Apr '16 10:25:15 AM WillKeaton
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* In ''Film/DarkAngel'' there is an alien running around the city, who says "I come in peace" constantly, especially when he's murdering people.
23rd Apr '16 2:10:42 PM marcoasalazarm
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** The Remake zig-zags the Trope: [[spoiler:Klaatu's mission on this version is to KillAllHumans [[GreenAesop because we are a serious ecological threat to Earth]],]] but the way the United States Government treats him from the moment he accidentally gets shot (including being detained, interrogated, any information he gives told outright will be made classified, told he will ''never'' talk to the world's governments and apparently was going to be poisoned) [[spoiler:don't do much to make him believe his decision is wrong until begs him to reconsider and Professor brings up the logic that Klaatu's race was NotSoDifferent a long time ago.]]

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** [[Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill2008 The Remake 2008 remake]] zig-zags the Trope: [[spoiler:Klaatu's mission on this version is to KillAllHumans [[GreenAesop because we are a serious ecological threat to Earth]],]] but the way the United States Government treats him from the moment he accidentally gets shot (including being detained, interrogated, any information he gives told outright will be made classified, told he will ''never'' talk to the world's governments and apparently was going to be poisoned) [[spoiler:don't do much to make him believe his decision is wrong until Helen begs him to reconsider and the Professor brings up the logic that Klaatu's race was NotSoDifferent a long time ago.]]
23rd Apr '16 2:03:34 PM marcoasalazarm
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** The Remake zig-zags the Trope: [[spoiler:Klaatu's mission on this version is to KillAllHumans [[GreenAesop because we are a serious ecological threat to Earth]],]] but the way the United States Government treats him from the moment he accidentally gets shot (including being detained, interrogated, any information he gives told outright will be made classified, told he will ''never'' talk to the world's governments and apparently was going to be poisoned) [[spoiler:don't do much to make him believe his decision is wrong until begs him to reconsider and Professor brings up the logic that Klaatu's race was NotSoDifferent a long time ago.]]
19th Mar '16 7:11:19 AM Morgenthaler
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*** To explain what happened: first the USS ''Carrizal'' arrived, and, after verifying that the Romulans were space-capable, did everything they could to be seen, show they came in peace, broadcasted their intentions and the basic first contact data, and when the Romulans didn't answer they left; three years later the USS ''Balboa'' arrived to make another attempt, but survived only long enough to see that the Romulans had built a powerful net of war satellites and launch a desperate distress call before being disintegrated by the guns of [[NoKillLikeOverkill fifty small warships]] out of the ''[[UpToEleven seven thousands]]'' they had built; when the USS ''Stone Mountain'' answered the distress call, the Romulans captured it, killed the whole crew and started taking it apart, improving their technology and getting warp capability in case the Federation didn't understand their message of 'leave us alone or die' (the Federation did not get the message, hence the Romulan War).



** In fairness, given the Brutes' attitude towards the mess (they wanted the whole planet, period), there really wasn't any way that was going to end well.
19th Mar '16 7:10:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* A somewhat clever twist occurs in one ''MaximumBoy'' novel where alien cows decide to visit earth: The cows state that they ''come'' in peace, but state that how they ''leave'' depends on what they find. [[AlienInvasion Sure enough.....]]
* ''TheHolyLand'', in which the [[EagleLand fundamentalist American government]] attacks -- first with tanks, then with PR -- pagan [[SpaceJews "Jews from space."]]

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* A somewhat clever twist occurs in one ''MaximumBoy'' ''Literature/MaximumBoy'' novel where alien cows decide to visit earth: The cows state that they ''come'' in peace, but state that how they ''leave'' depends on what they find. [[AlienInvasion Sure enough.....]]
* ''TheHolyLand'', ''Literature/TheHolyLand'', in which the [[EagleLand fundamentalist American government]] attacks -- first with tanks, then with PR -- pagan [[SpaceJews "Jews from space."]]



* ''Dreamcatcher'' by Creator/StephenKing involves an invasion by an alien species of telepathic mold (ItMakesSenseInContext). The mold sends out telepathic messages which includes the classic "We come in peace", but the '''big''' lie is "We are not infectious".

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* ''Dreamcatcher'' ''Literature/{{Dreamcatcher}}'' by Creator/StephenKing involves an invasion by an alien species of telepathic mold (ItMakesSenseInContext). The mold sends out telepathic messages which includes the classic "We come in peace", but the '''big''' lie is "We are not infectious".
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