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25th Jun '17 7:52:20 PM StarSword
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* In the ''Literature/ConfederationOfValor'' series, the Others began attacking the Confederation centuries ago. The Confederation sent diplomats to point out that SpaceIsBig and there was plenty of room for both situations; the Others sent back the dead diplomats with a bomb. [[spoiler:Actually, the Others, who call themselves the Primacy, had the exact same experience with the Confederation. Both sides were being manipulated, and peace efforts sabotaged, by a HigherTechSpecies as a giant sociology experiment. Once this is discovered by protagonist Torin Kerr and other inmates of an alien POWCamp in book four, they bury the hatchet with the Primacy.]]

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* In the ''Literature/ConfederationOfValor'' series, the Others began attacking the Confederation centuries ago. The Confederation sent diplomats to point out that SpaceIsBig and there was plenty of room for both situations; civilizations; the Others sent back the dead diplomats with a bomb. [[spoiler:Actually, the Others, who call themselves the Primacy, had the exact same experience with the Confederation. Both sides were being manipulated, and peace efforts sabotaged, by a HigherTechSpecies as a giant sociology experiment. Once this is discovered by protagonist Torin Kerr and other inmates of an alien POWCamp in book four, they bury the hatchet with the Primacy.]]
25th Jun '17 7:52:02 PM StarSword
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* In the backstory of the ''Literature/KrisLongknife'' series, the humans and Iteeche first encountered each other when the Iteeche attacked outlying colonies without warning. After a bloody border conflict the two species agreed to ignore each other and established [[TheNeutralZone a demilitarized zone that neither was allowed to fly through]]. That's the official story on both sides anyway: [[spoiler:What ''really'' happened was that the attacks went in both directions, having been committed by ''Iteeche and human SpacePirates''. These pirates then lied to their respective governments when reaction forces moved in to defend the colonies. After figuring out what was really going on, Ray Longknife and Roth'sum'We'sum'Quin managed to make contact with each other and negotiate TheNeutralZone, and the two species went their separate ways, [[NotSoDifferent all the while with both their respective publics convinced that the other side had intended their extermination and they had survived by the skin of their teeth]].]]

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* In the backstory of the ''Literature/KrisLongknife'' series, the humans and Iteeche first encountered each other when the Iteeche attacked outlying colonies without warning. After a bloody border conflict the two species agreed to ignore each other and established [[TheNeutralZone a demilitarized zone that neither was allowed to fly through]]. That's the official story on both sides anyway: [[spoiler:What ''really'' happened was that the attacks went in both directions, having been committed by ''Iteeche and human SpacePirates''. These pirates then lied to their respective governments when reaction forces moved in to defend the colonies. colonies; the two navies collided and [[PoorCommunicationKills lack of shared communications frequencies and unwillingness to negotiate]] did the rest. After figuring out some of what was really going on, Ray Longknife and Roth'sum'We'sum'Quin managed to make contact with each other and negotiate TheNeutralZone, and the two species went their separate ways, [[NotSoDifferent all the while with both their respective publics convinced that the other side had intended their extermination and they had survived by the skin of their teeth]].]]
25th Jun '17 7:49:44 PM StarSword
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* In the ''Literature/ConfederationOfValor'' series, the Others began attacking the Confederation centuries ago. The Confederation sent diplomats to point out that SpaceIsBig and there was plenty of room for both situations; the Others sent back the dead diplomats with a bomb. [[spoiler:Actually, the Others, who call themselves the Primacy, had the exact same experience with the Confederation. Both sides were being manipulated, and peace efforts sabotaged, by a HigherTechSpecies as a giant sociology experiment. Once this is discovered by protagonist Torin Kerr and other inmates of an alien POWCamp in book four, they bury the hatchet with the Primacy.]]
25th Jun '17 7:44:42 PM StarSword
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* In the backstory of the ''Literature/KrisLongknife'' series, the humans and Iteeche first encountered each other when the Iteeche attacked outlying colonies without warning. After a bloody border conflict the two species agreed to ignore each other and established [[TheNeutralZone a demilitarized zone that neither was allowed to fly through]]. That's the official story on both sides anyway: [[spoiler:What ''really'' happened was that the attacks went in both directions, having been committed by ''Iteeche and human SpacePirates''. These pirates then lied to their respective governments when reaction forces moved in to defend the colonies. After figuring out what was really going on, Ray Longknife and Roth'sum'We'sum'Quin managed to make contact with each other and negotiate TheNeutralZone, and the two species went their separate ways, [[NotSoDifferent all the while with both their respective publics convinced that the other side had intended their extermination and they had survived by the skin of their teeth]].]]
17th Jun '17 10:32:33 AM JackG
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* Played with in ''Film/EarthVsTheFlyingSaucers''. The aliens want to make peaceful contact, but only to negotiate the surrender of a VichyEarth, as conquering Earth by force is not in their interests.

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* Played with in ''Film/EarthVsTheFlyingSaucers''. The aliens want to make peaceful contact, but only to negotiate the surrender of a VichyEarth, as conquering Earth by force is not in their interests. The military in turn fire on their FlyingSaucer when it lands in the middle of an army base, having not understood their signal asking for a meeting (because it was transmitted at the wrong speed).
14th May '17 3:24:07 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Franchise/StarCraft'' first contact consisted of a Protoss fleet sterilizing a Terran colony whose inhabitants hadn't realized their world was infested with Zerg. There was some later peaceful cooperation between some Terran and Protoss factions, even Zerg for short periods of time.

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* In ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' first contact consisted of a Protoss fleet sterilizing a Terran colony whose inhabitants hadn't realized their world was infested with Zerg. There was some later peaceful cooperation between some Terran and Protoss factions, even Zerg for short periods of time.
20th Apr '17 8:48:50 AM Rhodes7
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* Played With in ''Literature/WeKnewTheyWereComing''. The aliens really ''are'' hostile conquerors, but humanity had no way of knowing that when we fired first. Basically all they had done was clear orbit of all debris and satellites (leaving the ISS) before settling into orbit themselves, and not answering radio calls.
2nd Apr '17 3:27:53 AM Trogdor7620
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** When the kett first encountered the angara in ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'', the angara were still reeling from the Scourge cutting off so many of their colony worlds, resulting in the destruction of a large majority of their history. The kett gifted them with knowledge, resources, and the like, and when the angaran's guard was down, they suddenly began abducting and killing them.
2nd Mar '17 11:05:18 AM StarTropes
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* James Kirk didn't really say "We come in peace -- shoot to kill", but in "Spectre of the Gun" he told the Melkotians "We come in peace," drew and aimed his phaser and said "But we'll defend ourselves if necessary."

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* [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries James Kirk Kirk]] didn't really say "We come in peace -- shoot to kill", but in "Spectre of the Gun" he told the Melkotians "We come in peace," drew and aimed his phaser and said "But we'll defend ourselves if necessary."
19th Jan '17 11:12:04 PM Xtifr
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** Probably explains why the Level80EliteTaurenChieftain song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUqG5gB8nbI Terran Up the Night]] includes the line "You come in peace, well, I come in war!"

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** Probably explains why the Level80EliteTaurenChieftain Music/Level80EliteTaurenChieftain song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUqG5gB8nbI Terran Up the Night]] includes the line "You come in peace, well, I come in war!"
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