History NightmareFuel / Marathon

15th Oct '17 7:22:31 PM Malady
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** [[AntiHero Paco]]'s back story. [[spoiler: In a past life, he braved the [[PathwaysIntoDarkness anomalous pyramid]] and unknowingly caught the attention of its 'pilot', Joshua, who was so impressed that he gave Paco his mark. Centuries later, Paco--now among the ten battleroids--tried and failed to defend Tau Ceti IV; when he was rescued from the derelict UESC ''Marathon'', he was so overwhelmed by despair that he ''attempted suicide''...over and over, because ''he couldn't die''. There was nothing Ian's team could do for him except wipe his memory and hope it buried the underlying trauma.]] Just to twist the knife in further, he learns all this [[spoiler: after Joshua has torn Paco's soul from his body to become the Reaver and sent him to tear a bloody swath through his own allies; Ian snaps him out of it, but also makes it abundantly clear to Paco that he's on his own from here on out.]]

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** [[AntiHero Paco]]'s back story. [[spoiler: In a past life, he braved the [[PathwaysIntoDarkness [[VideoGame/PathwaysIntoDarkness anomalous pyramid]] and unknowingly caught the attention of its 'pilot', Joshua, who was so impressed that he gave Paco his mark. Centuries later, Paco--now among the ten battleroids--tried and failed to defend Tau Ceti IV; when he was rescued from the derelict UESC ''Marathon'', he was so overwhelmed by despair that he ''attempted suicide''...over and over, because ''he couldn't die''. There was nothing Ian's team could do for him except wipe his memory and hope it buried the underlying trauma.]] Just to twist the knife in further, he learns all this [[spoiler: after Joshua has torn Paco's soul from his body to become the Reaver and sent him to tear a bloody swath through his own allies; Ian snaps him out of it, but also makes it abundantly clear to Paco that he's on his own from here on out.]]
17th May '17 3:36:23 PM RADIX
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** [[AntiHero Paco]]'s back story. [[spoiler: In a past life, he braved the [[PathwaysIntoDarkness anomalous pyramid]] and unknowingly caught the attention of its 'pilot', Joshua, who was so impressed that he gave Paco his mark. Centuries later, Paco--now among the ten battleroids--tried and failed to defend Tau Ceti IV; when he was rescued from the derelict UESC ''Marathon'', he was so overwhelmed by despair that he ''attempted suicide''...over and over, because ''he couldn't die''. There was nothing Ian's team could do for him except wipe his memory and hope it buried the underlying trauma.]] Just to twist the knife in further, he learns all this [[spoiler: after Joshua has torn Paco's soul from his body to become the Reaver and sent him to tear a bloody swath through his own allies; Ian snaps him out of it, but also makes it abundantly clear to Paco that he's on his own from here on out.]]
2nd Aug '16 11:29:31 AM Rockah12
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2nd Aug '16 11:28:50 AM Rockah12
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2nd Aug '16 11:28:41 AM Rockah12
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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."]]
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