History NightmareFuel / StarTrekOnline

5th Apr '16 9:19:07 PM Mitchz95
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* [[TheLegionsOfHell The Fek'Ihri]]. Alleged demons from the Klingon underworld who have [[HellOnEarth returned to take revenge on the living]]. They take many forms, from ghostly apparitions to massive troll-like beasts, and can field fleets of powerful EldritchStarships capable of giving the KDF a run for its money. In their introductory appearance ("Blood of the Empire") they bring Qo'noS to its knees, and over the course of the next few missions they nearly conquer the Klingon Empire before the player manages to stop them at the source. But it's hinted in "Mine Enemy" that they aren't done yet and are merely hiding somewhere in Klingon space, waiting for another opportunity...

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* [[TheLegionsOfHell The Fek'Ihri]]. Alleged demons from the Klingon underworld who have [[HellOnEarth returned to take revenge on avenge Molor's defeat at the living]]. hands of Kahless hundreds of years ago. They take many forms, from ghostly apparitions to massive troll-like beasts, and can field fleets of powerful EldritchStarships EldritchStarship{{s}} capable of giving the KDF a run for its money. In their introductory appearance ("Blood of the Empire") they bring Qo'noS to its knees, and over the course of the next few missions they nearly conquer the Klingon Empire before the player manages to stop them at the source. But it's hinted in "Mine Enemy" that they aren't done yet and are merely hiding somewhere in Klingon space, waiting for another opportunity...opportunity to strike...
23rd Feb '16 12:47:32 PM Mitchz95
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** It's not much better when you learn ''what'' the source of the creepy gloating is--[[spoiler:It's a HardLight construct (read: "Hologram") working in that CreepyBasement you're stuck in, driven mad by the [[EnergyBeing Devidians]].]]

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** It's not much better when you learn ''what'' the source of the creepy gloating is--[[spoiler:It's a HardLight construct (read: "Hologram") hologram working in that CreepyBasement you're stuck in, driven mad by the [[EnergyBeing Devidians]].]]



** ''What Lies Beneath'' was complete NightmareFuel. All throughout the mission, the corridors are so dark you can barely see at all (the optional flashlight doesn't help much), you're assaulted by not-there-before groups of Devidians and these cat-sized spiders, and at the beginning, you and your away team find yourselves not at the level you expected, then next thing you know, the ''doors close and lock behind you''. And that's not mentioning talking to a person through an intercom, suddenly they scream in terror, then silence... and when you force the door open, you find a body with phaser burns so fresh, they're still warm. And your scared tactical officer asks what could have possibly killed her in a locked room...? Sweet dreams!

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** ''What Lies Beneath'' was complete NightmareFuel.nightmare fuel. All throughout the mission, the corridors are so dark you can barely see at all (the optional flashlight doesn't help much), you're assaulted by not-there-before groups of Devidians and these cat-sized spiders, and at the beginning, you and your away team find yourselves not at the level you expected, then next thing you know, the ''doors close and lock behind you''. And that's not mentioning talking to a person through an intercom, suddenly they scream in terror, then silence... and when you force the door open, you find a body with phaser burns so fresh, they're still warm. And your scared tactical officer asks what could have possibly killed her in a locked room...? Sweet dreams!



** ''Slightly'' downplayed in one the game's missions: the Undine still need regular injections to maintain their assumed form, so there is a relatively easy way to test it if you think you might be an Undine, assuming you have time and reliable allies that you think aren't Undine.



* With ''Legacy of Romulus'', we get a new look at the [[spoiler: Elachi]]...and it isn't pretty. [[spoiler: It turns out that they are trying to convert Romulan colonists into creatures like themselves. [[BodyHorror The results]] are anything but pretty and anyone you cannot save [[MercyKill you decide you need to destroy to be merciful]]]].

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* With ''Legacy of Romulus'', we get "Devil's Choice" finally gives us a new close look at the [[spoiler: Elachi]]...Elachi...and it isn't pretty. [[spoiler: It turns out that they are trying to convert their Romulan colonists captives into creatures like themselves. [[BodyHorror The results]] are anything but pretty and anyone you cannot save [[MercyKill you decide you need to destroy to be merciful]]]].



* One mission in the Romulan faction, Mind Game [[spoiler: forces your captain to undergo Tal'shiar mental reprogramming. You ''can'' resist, but the [[GoodAngelBadAngel will of Empress Sela drowns out your first officer]] and [[ButThouMust in order to continue]], you have to do [[UnwillingRoboticisation some]] [[KickTheDog pretty]] [[FaceHeelTurn awful]] [[PlayerPunch things.]] The worst part is, even if you try to resist, Sela just tells you some reason you can't. [[MindRape Mind Rape]] at its worst.]]
* The first mission of "Undine Advance" (formerly the Undine Front) is merely called "Assimilation", where your Federation captain investigates some unusual Borg activity. [[spoiler: There you find out the Borg have '''assimilated some Undine''', something once thought to be impossible.]] OhCrap.
** At least we stopped them before the knowledge could be transmitted. ''But there's nothing saying it can't happen again...''

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* One mission in the Romulan faction, Mind Game "Mind Game", [[spoiler: forces your captain to undergo Tal'shiar Tal Shiar mental reprogramming. You ''can'' resist, but the [[GoodAngelBadAngel will of Empress Sela drowns out your first officer]] and [[ButThouMust in order to continue]], you have to do [[UnwillingRoboticisation some]] [[KickTheDog pretty]] [[FaceHeelTurn awful]] [[PlayerPunch things.]] The worst part is, even if you try to resist, Sela just tells you some reason you can't. [[MindRape Mind Rape]] MindRape at its worst.]]
* The first fourth mission of "Undine "The Borg Advance" (formerly the Undine Front) is merely called "Assimilation", where your Federation captain investigates some unusual Borg activity. [[spoiler: There you find out the Borg have '''assimilated some Undine''', something once thought to be impossible.]] OhCrap.
** At least we stopped
OhCrap. The player stops them before the knowledge could can be transmitted. ''But transmitted, but there's nothing saying it can't happen again...''again...
** The disembodied Undine body parts scattered through one room of the Borg Cube are pretty disturbing to look at as well.



* The Featured Episode "Sphere of Influence" [[spoiler:Thanks to dumb luck and disaster, you've tossed yourself into the ''Iconian Gateway System''. Even worse, there's evidence that they've been watching ''everyone'' - the Federation, the Klingon Empire, the Romulan Republic, the Dominion. You've found their plans and what they want to do with everyone, including wiping out everyone in the Sol System, wipe out the Romulans (with the hint that they may kill Empress Sela if they can't brainwash her) and when everyone's conquered, head for the Dominion and destroy them, too. ''They even have gateways in the Delta Quadrant''.]]

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* The Featured Episode "Sphere of Influence" Influence". [[spoiler:Thanks to dumb luck and disaster, you've tossed yourself into the ''Iconian Gateway System''. Even worse, there's evidence that they've been watching ''everyone'' - the Federation, the Klingon Empire, the Romulan Republic, the Dominion. You've found their plans and what they want to do with everyone, including wiping out everyone in the Sol System, wipe out the Romulans (with the hint that they may kill Empress Sela if they can't brainwash her) and when everyone's conquered, head for the Dominion and destroy them, too. ''They even have gateways in the Delta Quadrant''.]]



** And worse than that? [[spoiler: Them having well explained reasons for ''why'' they're taking each action. The Sol System and Humans? Too creative and hate captivity (in a nice CallBack to The Cage). Klingons? Well they're warrior society has already turned everyone into a walking soldier and ease of taking orders: take control of the Great Houses and install puppet leaders and control them that way. The Romulans? Tried it once, didn't work out. We underestimated them. Not this time, ''eliminate them'' OR get Sela pacified in captivity and send her back as a new Hakeev. The Dominion? Both sides are fighting to a stand still. Do what the Dominion failed to do and take the Alpha and Beta Quadrants and use the resources to take them out (which says everything about [[WellIntentionedExtremist the Dominion]] in hindsight). The Kelvans? Stick some gateways in Andromeda and keep them busy and out of this. Once everyone's pacified and the Iconian Empire rules again? Make the servant races terraform the homeworld back to it's native beauty in the cosmic equivalent of making the dog smell his own duty on the rug.]] ''Damn.''

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** And worse than that? [[spoiler: Them having well explained reasons for ''why'' they're taking each action. The Sol System and Humans? Too creative and hate captivity (in a nice CallBack to The Cage). Klingons? Well they're Well, their warrior society has already turned everyone into a walking soldier and ease of taking orders: take control of the Great Houses and install puppet leaders and control them that way. The Romulans? Tried it once, didn't work out. We underestimated them. Not this time, ''eliminate them'' OR get Sela pacified in captivity and send her back as a new Hakeev. The Dominion? Both sides are fighting to a stand still. Do what the Dominion failed to do and take the Alpha and Beta Quadrants and use the resources to take them out (which says everything about [[WellIntentionedExtremist the Dominion]] in hindsight). The Kelvans? Stick some gateways in Andromeda and keep them busy and out of this. Once everyone's pacified and the Iconian Empire rules again? Make the servant races terraform the homeworld back to it's native beauty in the cosmic equivalent of making the dog smell his own duty on the rug.]] ''Damn.''
23rd Feb '16 9:00:12 AM Mitchz95
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* [[TheLegionsOfHell The Fek'Ihri]]. Alleged demons from the Klingon underworld who have [[HellOnEarth returned to take revenge on the living]]. They take many forms, from ghostly apparitions to massive troll-like beasts, and can field fleets of powerful EldritchStarships capable of giving the KDF a run for its money. In their introductory appearance ("Blood of the Empire") they bring Qo'noS to its knees, and over the course of the next few missions they nearly conquer the Klingon Empire before the player manages to stop them at the source. But it's hinted in "Mine Enemy" that they aren't done yet and are merely hiding somewhere in Klingon space, waiting for another opportunity...



* The KDF mission "Blood of the Empire" introduces a new threat: [[spoiler:[[TheLegionsOfHell the Fek'Ihri]], a horde of monstrous creatures who are allegedly demons from the Klingon underworld, and have [[HellOnEarth returned to take revenge on the living]]. They take many forms, from ghostly apparitions to massive troll-like beasts.]] Oh, and they have starships too.
15th Sep '15 6:54:11 PM omegafire17
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* "Blood of Ancients" and "Delta Flight" show the beginning of the ultimate war against the [[spoiler:Iconians + Heralds]]... it isn't pretty. These two forces show ''exactly'' what it's like to be facing enemies who hit fast, hard, [[ParanoiaFuel and can appear anywhere they wish at anytime, no matter if it's with a random soldier or fleets of ships.]]

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* "Blood of Ancients" and "Delta Flight" show the beginning of the ultimate war against the [[spoiler:Iconians + Heralds]]... it isn't pretty. These two forces show ''exactly'' what it's like to be facing hordes of enemies who hit fast, hard, [[ParanoiaFuel and can appear anywhere they wish at anytime, no matter if it's with a random soldier or fleets of ships.]]
13th Sep '15 4:14:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* During the Tie-In novel, ''The Needs of the Many'' we get treated to understanding what it is like to be an Undine infiltrator. Unlike the Changelings of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', the Undine don't just copy your body, they copy every part of your body including your internal organs and ''how your neurons fire in your brain.'' This means they don't just copy you physically, they ''copy your '''soul'''.'' Worf in particular had to deal with this threat after he was injured in a battle and Undine tried to replace him, but due to his injuries he had a memory lapse during the struggle and the next thing he remembered was seeing himself be thrown into a Vulcan body disintegrator (a means of disposing dead bodies since the Katra is what matters, not the body). For the next 30 years Worf is horrifying confused as to whether he's Worf, Son of Mogh or an Undine who believes he's Worf and that the Worf personality overwrote his Undine one so thoroughly that he's just complete fake. Jake Sisko notes that he can blatantly see '''TERROR''' in Worf's body language. The worst part is, for a GenreSavvy reader, who's full aware of the [[TheWorfEffect trope that Worf made]], you know it's highly possible that this ''is'' an Undine who thinks its Worf. The ParanoiaFuel of this concept literally is what made the game and the entirety of the STO universe bloody terrifying.

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* During the Tie-In novel, ''The Needs of the Many'' we get treated to understanding what it is like to be an Undine infiltrator. Unlike the Changelings of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', the Undine don't just copy your body, they copy every part of your body including your internal organs and ''how your neurons fire in your brain.'' This means they don't just copy you physically, they ''copy your '''soul'''.'' Worf in particular had to deal with this threat after he was injured in a battle and Undine tried to replace him, but due to his injuries he had a memory lapse during the struggle and the next thing he remembered was seeing himself be thrown into a Vulcan body disintegrator (a means of disposing dead bodies since the Katra is what matters, not the body). For the next 30 years Worf is horrifying confused as to whether he's Worf, Son of Mogh or an Undine who believes he's Worf and that the Worf personality overwrote his Undine one so thoroughly that he's just complete fake. Jake Sisko notes that he can blatantly see '''TERROR''' in Worf's body language. The worst part is, for a GenreSavvy reader, reader who's full aware of the [[TheWorfEffect trope that Worf made]], you know it's highly possible that this ''is'' an Undine who thinks its Worf. The ParanoiaFuel of this concept literally is what made the game and the entirety of the STO universe bloody terrifying.
4th Sep '15 8:19:01 PM Mitchz95
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** At the end of the mission, you [[spoiler:manage to destroy the main Elachi base in the Beta Quadrant]]. Crisis averted? Nope, because the moment the Elachi realize what's happened they [[spoiler:send their ''entire fleet'' to [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs attack New Romulus]].]] Plus a dose of FridgeHorror: [[spoiler:they're not doing it for revenge. ''They're doing it to replace the troops you just destroyed.'']]
31st Aug '15 5:45:55 PM Mitchz95
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** Did we mention that this episode was originally released around Halloween? Or that it was one of the first times voice-overs were used in missions?
** ''What Lies Beneath'' was complete NightmareFuel. All throughout the mission, the corridors are so dark you can barely see at all (the optional flashlight doesn't help much), you're assaulted by not-there-before groups of Devidians and these cat-sized spiders, and at the beginning, you and your away team find yourselves not at the level you expected, then next thing you know, the ''doors close and lock behind you''. And that's not mentioning talking to a person through an intercom, suddenly they scream in terror, then silence... and when you force the door open, you find a body with phaser burns so fresh, they're still warm. And your scared tactical officer asks what could have possibly killed her in a locked room...? Sweet dreams!
*** Furthermore, this mission contains a fair amount of graphical bugs. Like blue outlines of humanoids frozen in place only visible from certain angles.
* The Borg Warzones, especially when your rank is low. Sure, you might be able to blow up all the Borg facilities and the lower end ships defending them with a little help, but don't you ''dare'' think you're safe after that. At any moment, if you don't mind your surroundings, a cube or worse, a ''Tactical Cube'' can come looming out of the debris clouds right behind you and snag you with tractor beams, completely stuck. And that's when the worst part begins: the boarding of the small, helpless vessel by dozens and dozens of Borg drones...
25th Jun '15 1:03:25 PM Mitchz95
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* The fate of [[spoiler:the Krenim]], as revealed in "Time in a Bottle". [[spoiler:The Imperium fell to a genocidal Vaadwaur invasion that saw nearly the entire species exterminated to ensure their temporal technology could never be used against the Iconians. The only surviving colony worlds, Kyana Prime and its moon, had to shift themselves out of phase with the rest of the universe to escape the invaders, and now they're trapped in a terrifying [[DarkWorld shadow realm]] where the slightest malfunction in the system could A) return them to normal space where they would be wiped out within hours, or B) cause them to be LostForever as their pocket of spacetime collapses altogether.]]

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* The fate of [[spoiler:the Krenim]], as revealed in "Time in a Bottle". [[spoiler:The Imperium fell to a genocidal Vaadwaur invasion that saw nearly the entire species exterminated to ensure their temporal technology could never be used against the Iconians. The only surviving colony worlds, Kyana Prime and its moon, had to shift themselves out of phase with the rest of the universe to escape the invaders, destruction, and now they're trapped in a terrifying [[DarkWorld shadow realm]] PhantomZone where the slightest malfunction in the system could A) return them to normal space where they would be wiped out within hours, or B) cause them to be LostForever as their pocket of spacetime collapses altogether.]]
21st Jun '15 2:27:47 PM Mitchz95
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* "Blood of Ancients" and "Delta Flight" show the beginning of the ultimate war against the [[spoiler:Iconians + Heralds]]... it isn't pretty. These two forces show ''exactly'' what it's like to be facing enemies who hit fast, hard, [[ParanoiaFuel and can appear anywhere they wish at anytime, no matter if it's with a random soldier or fleets of ships.]]

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* "Blood of Ancients" and "Delta Flight" show the beginning of the ultimate war against the [[spoiler:Iconians + Heralds]]... it isn't pretty. These two forces show ''exactly'' what it's like to be facing enemies who hit fast, hard, [[ParanoiaFuel and can appear anywhere they wish at anytime, no matter if it's with a random soldier or fleets of ships.]]
* The fate of [[spoiler:the Krenim]], as revealed in "Time in a Bottle". [[spoiler:The Imperium fell to a genocidal Vaadwaur invasion that saw nearly the entire species exterminated to ensure their temporal technology could never be used against the Iconians. The only surviving colony worlds, Kyana Prime and its moon, had to shift themselves out of phase with the rest of the universe to escape the invaders, and now they're trapped in a terrifying [[DarkWorld shadow realm]] where the slightest malfunction in the system could A) return them to normal space where they would be wiped out within hours, or B) cause them to be LostForever as their pocket of spacetime collapses altogether.
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2nd May '15 2:25:28 PM Mitchz95
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** Just the concept of [[spoiler: the Iconians having a massive foothold in Andromeda is scary. Prior to this, if shit got really bad and we had to leave the Milky Way, it was implied they couldn't follow via gateway.
*** If they are all over the Milky Way and are confirmed to have territory in the Andromeda galaxy (which is 2.5 million light-years away from us), just how many other galaxies do they have in their grip? Are many already successfully taken over other galaxies with billions of races at their whim?
Looks like that's not possible anymore, the universe is their oyster and they ''will '''hunt us down.''''']]

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** Just the concept of [[spoiler: the Iconians having a massive foothold in Andromeda is scary. Prior to this, if shit got really bad and we had to leave the Milky Way, it was implied they couldn't follow via gateway. \n Looks like that's not possible anymore, the universe is their oyster and they ''will '''hunt us down.''''']]
*** If they are all over the Milky Way and are confirmed to have [[spoiler:have territory in the Andromeda galaxy (which is 2.5 million light-years away from us), just how many other galaxies do they have in their grip? Are many already successfully taken over other galaxies with billions of races at their whim?
Looks like that's not possible anymore, the universe is their oyster and they ''will '''hunt us down.''''']]
whim?]]
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