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2nd Feb '16 7:36:38 PM RADIX
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* If you're not partial to black humour, then the [=BoBs'=] (and Security Officer's) "crushed/immolated" death wails are pretty unpleasant.
12th Jan '16 7:22:59 PM RADIX
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** Ch. 3: [[spoiler: In staying behind to the Pfhor from Lh'owon and spare the S'pht from centuries of slavery, Marcus unwittingly provokes the slavers into firing the ''trih xeem''. During the subsequent run through Inti Station, Marcus has his first run-in with the shadowy, deadly Phantasms--without any weapons capable of harming them, mind--and receives a message from none other than ''the motherfucking W'rkncacnter''.]]

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** Ch. 3: [[spoiler: In staying behind to repel the Pfhor from Lh'owon and spare the S'pht from centuries of slavery, Marcus unwittingly provokes the slavers into firing the ''trih xeem''. During the subsequent run through Inti Station, Marcus has his first run-in with the shadowy, deadly Phantasms--without any weapons capable of harming them, mind--and receives a message from none other than ''the motherfucking W'rkncacnter''.]]
12th Jan '16 6:42:57 PM RADIX
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** At some point, Egon (one of your two mission controls) notices something amiss in one sector and asks you to contain it by disabling the cores it was detected in. [[spoiler: This "something" is a virus that, once freed, immediately infects Egon and overrides his mind in short order.]] Alaxus, a third AI whose mind is probably buried in limiters, has little to offer except that he also told you to do it.


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* Each of the bad endings in ''Eternal'':
** Ch. 1: [[spoiler: Marcus, under Hathor's guidance, wrecks Durandal's core and takes his primal pattern, so that he can no longer impede the two's progress...[[NiceJobBreakingItHero or help the crew fend off the Pfhor]].]]
** Ch. 2: [[spoiler: Tycho, who's not quite himself anymore, formulates a plan to trap and eliminate Hathor--that fails miserably. Or did he ''allow'' it to fail?]]
** Ch. 3: [[spoiler: In staying behind to the Pfhor from Lh'owon and spare the S'pht from centuries of slavery, Marcus unwittingly provokes the slavers into firing the ''trih xeem''. During the subsequent run through Inti Station, Marcus has his first run-in with the shadowy, deadly Phantasms--without any weapons capable of harming them, mind--and receives a message from none other than ''the motherfucking W'rkncacnter''.]]
** Ch. 4: [[spoiler: With nothing to prevent Hathor--now horribly unstable from all of her fighting with Marcus--from taking a Jjaro dreadnought, she does so, and heads off to finally make humanity pay for her [[WasOnceAMan unwanted state of being]].]]
** Ch. 5: [[spoiler: Marcus shows mercy to Hathor and goes with her to destroy the W'rkncacnter and allow the Jjaro to continue living, instead of completing a mission for the Watcher that would result in trillions of casualties. What he doesn't realize until the end is that the demon that crashed on Earth would never be detected...]]
26th Dec '15 2:35:08 PM RADIX
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** Over the course of the Salinger Plank, you investigate the Dangi Corporation and the shady goings-on in their half of the eponymous space station. [[spoiler: Their big plan is to unleash Achilles, a [[SyntheticPlague virus of their own making]] with a high mortality rate, upon every human-inhabited planet and colony, then offer the cure to the UESC in exchange for total control.]] Towards the end, their long-suffering research AI, Lysander, reveals to you that [[spoiler: his work on Achilles was flawless. As in, there is and never will be a cure, and the Board of Directors has no idea just how badly Lysander wants every single human to die.]]
--> '''Lysander:''' [[spoiler: "Once humanity discovers Achilles C15, it'll be too late."]]

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** Over the course of the Salinger Plank, you investigate the Dangi Corporation and the shady goings-on in their half of the eponymous space station. [[spoiler: Their big plan is to unleash Achilles, a [[SyntheticPlague virus of their own making]] with a high mortality rate, upon every human-inhabited planet and colony, then offer the cure to the UESC in exchange for total control.]] Towards the end, their long-suffering research AI, Lysander, reveals to you that [[spoiler: his work on Achilles was flawless. As in, there is and never will be a cure, and the Board of Directors has no idea just how badly that Lysander wants every single human is about to die.jump-start an [[KillAllHumans extinction event]].]]
--> '''Lysander:''' [[spoiler: "Once Once humanity discovers Achilles C15, it'll be too late."]]]]
3rd Dec '15 8:31:38 PM RADIX
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** There are these enemies called "butterflies"--colourful Wasps with pretty wings. One terminal details how they've been breeding aboard the derelict ''Marathon'': [[spoiler: by laying their eggs in the dead and not-so-dead.]] If they don't do this, their unborn brood will give their mother a reverse Cesarean.

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** There are these enemies called "butterflies"--colourful Wasps with pretty wings. One terminal details how they've been breeding aboard the derelict ''Marathon'': [[spoiler: by laying their eggs in the dead and not-so-dead.]] If they don't do this, this quickly enough, their unborn brood will give their mother a reverse Cesarean.


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** Over the course of the Salinger Plank, you investigate the Dangi Corporation and the shady goings-on in their half of the eponymous space station. [[spoiler: Their big plan is to unleash Achilles, a [[SyntheticPlague virus of their own making]] with a high mortality rate, upon every human-inhabited planet and colony, then offer the cure to the UESC in exchange for total control.]] Towards the end, their long-suffering research AI, Lysander, reveals to you that [[spoiler: his work on Achilles was flawless. As in, there is and never will be a cure, and the Board of Directors has no idea just how badly Lysander wants every single human to die.]]
--> '''Lysander:''' [[spoiler: "Once humanity discovers Achilles C15, it'll be too late."]]
3rd Dec '15 8:18:37 PM RADIX
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* Everything about the W'rkncacnter.

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* Everything about the W'rkncacnter. It spits on the laws of physical reality, seems to revel in destruction and chaos, cannot be killed by any known force, and [[NothingIsScarier is never directly seen.]] But surely, Durandal has at least some idea of how to deal with it, right?.. Nope; for all his power and intelligence, the W'rkncacnter is as obtuse to him as it was to the Jjaro. And [[TheStoic Durandal]] is ''flat fucking terrified of it.''


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** There are these enemies called "butterflies"--colourful Wasps with pretty wings. One terminal details how they've been breeding aboard the derelict ''Marathon'': [[spoiler: by laying their eggs in the dead and not-so-dead.]] If they don't do this, their unborn brood will give their mother a reverse Cesarean.
19th Sep '15 11:16:10 AM RADIX
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** To say nothing of the dream levels, the first of which ("We Dream You") occurs near the end of the Chimera plank. You get Haller to safety, Durandal thanks you and warps you out of that submerged hangar, and...huh? What am I doing in the vacuum of space? Okay, I'll just head for this teleporter beam and sort things ou--oh dear. You seemingly end up back on the ''Chimera'', except there's no air (keep in mind that the ship crashed on Pfhor Prime, which has a breathable atmosphere), and no other living beings but these strange balls of light that dash about and get in your way. Quite a few dead bodies and severed heads, though, which you'll pass by as you read through the terminals (which bear Thoth's insignia and continue on from ''Infinity'''s dubiously-lucid dream terminals) and try to find your way around. You jump down a hangar, keeping a wary eye on those points of light, and make it outside to a nearly pitch-black box canyon littered with bits of the ''Chimera'' and its crew (there's even a set of drawers sitting in the middle of the eastern part of the area). And keep in mind: this is a vacuum level, so don't dawdle between oxygen rechargers. You read the exit terminal and warp out/wake up...to blaring sirens, as Durandal informs you that there's been a catastrophic hull breach. [[TimedMission Uh-oh.]]

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** To say nothing of the dream levels, the first of which ("We Dream You") occurs near the end of the Chimera plank. You get Haller to safety, Durandal thanks you and warps you out of that submerged hangar, and...huh? What am I doing in the vacuum of space? Okay, I'll just head for this teleporter beam and sort things ou--oh dear. You seemingly end up back on the ''Chimera'', except there's no air (keep in mind that the ship crashed on Pfhor Prime, which has a breathable atmosphere), and no other living beings but these strange balls of light that dash about and get in your way. Quite a few dead bodies and severed heads, though, which you'll pass by as you read through the terminals (which bear Thoth's insignia and continue on from ''Infinity'''s dubiously-lucid dream terminals) and try to find your way around. You jump down a hangar, keeping a wary eye on those points of light, and make it outside to a nearly pitch-black box canyon littered with bits of the ''Chimera'' and its crew (there's even a set of drawers sitting in the middle of the eastern part of the area). And keep in mind: this is a vacuum level, so don't dawdle between oxygen rechargers. You read the exit terminal and warp out/wake up...to blaring sirens, as Durandal informs you that there's been a catastrophic hull breach. [[TimedMission Uh-oh.]]
19th Sep '15 5:24:25 AM RADIX
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** To say nothing of the dream levels, the first of which ("We Dream You") occurs near the end of the Chimera plank. You get Haller to safety, Durandal thanks you and warps you out of that submerged hangar, and...huh? What am I doing in the vacuum of space? Okay, I'll just head for this teleporter beam and sort things ou--oh dear. You seemingly end up back on the ''Chimera'', except there's no air (keep in mind that the ship crashed on Pfhor Prime, which has a breathable atmosphere), and no other living beings but these strange balls of light that dash about and get in your way. Quite a few dead bodies and severed heads, though, which you'll pass as you read through the terminals (which bear Thoth's insignia and continue on from ''Infinity'''s dubiously-lucid dream terminals) and try to find your way around. You jump down a hangar, keeping a wary eye on those points of light, and make it outside to a nearly pitch-black box canyon littered with bits of the ''Chimera'' and its crew (there's even a set of drawers sitting in the middle of the eastern part of the area. And keep in mind: this is a vacuum level, so don't dawdle between oxygen rechargers. You read the exit terminal and warp out/wake up...to blaring sirens, as Durandal informs you that there's been a catastrophic hull breach. [[TimedMission Uh-oh.]]

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** To say nothing of the dream levels, the first of which ("We Dream You") occurs near the end of the Chimera plank. You get Haller to safety, Durandal thanks you and warps you out of that submerged hangar, and...huh? What am I doing in the vacuum of space? Okay, I'll just head for this teleporter beam and sort things ou--oh dear. You seemingly end up back on the ''Chimera'', except there's no air (keep in mind that the ship crashed on Pfhor Prime, which has a breathable atmosphere), and no other living beings but these strange balls of light that dash about and get in your way. Quite a few dead bodies and severed heads, though, which you'll pass by as you read through the terminals (which bear Thoth's insignia and continue on from ''Infinity'''s dubiously-lucid dream terminals) and try to find your way around. You jump down a hangar, keeping a wary eye on those points of light, and make it outside to a nearly pitch-black box canyon littered with bits of the ''Chimera'' and its crew (there's even a set of drawers sitting in the middle of the eastern part of the area.area). And keep in mind: this is a vacuum level, so don't dawdle between oxygen rechargers. You read the exit terminal and warp out/wake up...to blaring sirens, as Durandal informs you that there's been a catastrophic hull breach. [[TimedMission Uh-oh.]]
19th Sep '15 5:20:23 AM RADIX
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** To say nothing of the dream levels, the first of which ("We Dream You") occurs near the end of the Chimera plank. You get Haller to safety, Durandal thanks you and warps you out of that submerged hangar, and...huh? What am I doing in the vacuum of space? Okay, I'll just head for this teleporter beam and sort things ou--oh dear. You seemingly end up back on the ''Chimera'', except there's no air (keep in mind that the ship crashed on Pfhor Prime, which has a breathable atmosphere), and no other living beings but these strange balls of light that dash about and get in your way. Quite a few dead bodies and severed heads, though, which you'll pass as you read through the terminals (which bear Thoth's insignia and continue on from ''Infinity'''s dubiously-lucid dream terminals) and try to find your way around. You jump down a hangar, keeping a wary eye on those points of light, and make it outside to a nearly pitch-black box canyon littered with bits of the ''Chimera'' and its crew (there's even a set of drawers sitting in the middle of the eastern part of the area. And keep in mind: this is a vacuum level, so don't dawdle between oxygen rechargers. You read the exit terminal and warp out/wake up...to blaring sirens, as Durandal informs you that there's been a catastrophic hull breach. [[TimedMission Uh-oh.]]
25th Aug '15 4:47:12 PM RADIX
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* ''An AI Called Wanda'' starts off by introducing the Security Officer to Freud, the psychiatric AI for the UESC ''Leviathan''; Freud, while a bit on the sarcastic side, is amiable enough (and, of course, makes the requisite "let's talk about your mother" joke). You then take orders from his co-worker Hobbes for a while; when you meet Freud again, [[spoiler: he's acting...strange, pontificating about how you're a mindless killer and how such a damaged state of mind must work and feel. His normal dark blue text is stained [[ForeShadowing red]]. Hobbes soon determines what's wrong: Tycho or one of his clones has spliced his own code into Freud's, resulting in an unstable semi-fusion. The real Freud is still there, begging the Security Officer to [[MercyKill kill him]], all while Copy!Tycho attempts to beat him down. You can't save Freud; you can only destroy his core.]]
** And what of the eponymous Jjaro AI, Wanda? [[spoiler: The W'rkncacnter did...something to her that drove her to murder her makers and painfully mutilate the rest. One Jjaro managed to lock her in a maximum-security prison, from which she escaped... [[GoMadFromTheIsolation ten thousand years later]]. Having deemed organics to be too error-prone and hubris-ridden for their own safety, she strives to unite them all under her forcibly-modified, brainwashed rule. And while Durandal/Thoth thankfully doesn't answer her call in time, she muses about how once he does, she'll peel back the layers of his mind and see what she can use.]]
* ''Marathon: Fell'': Balapoel, who's been aiding the commander of the UESG ''Tethys'' for a not-insignificant span of time, [[spoiler: coldly turns on them after his rival, Parael, attempts to warn you of his true nature: a [[WasOnceAMan formerly]]-human ''war criminal''.]]
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