History VideoGame / Iji

26th Mar '17 1:34:46 PM Matoking
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* ApocalypseHow: A Class 2, though Iji thinks it's only a localized apocalypse, as Dan tells her that only the facility is under attack, though any GenreSavvy player knows he's full of shit. at the start. By the end, [[spoiler:you're trying to stop a Class 5.]] The [[spoiler:Komato]] are also working towards being able to pull off a Class X, and you can get a weapon made to test one of the concepts involved.

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* ApocalypseHow: A Class 2, though Iji thinks it's only a localized apocalypse, as Dan tells her that only the facility is under attack, though any GenreSavvy player knows he's full of shit. at the start. By the end, [[spoiler:you're trying to stop a Class 5.]] The [[spoiler:Komato]] are also working towards being able to pull off a Class X, and you can get a weapon made to test one of the concepts involved.



** [[spoiler:Tor]]. He repeatedly proves that he can jump a mile in seconds, which is orders of magnitude faster than Iji could ever keep up with. All he has to do to defeat her is ''leave'', and let the [[spoiler:alpha strike]] finish her off. Instead he keeps fighting no matter how badly Iji is mauling him. Given his dialogue it comes across as a weird kind of mercy. He has the ability to leave, but chooses to stay to give Iji a chance to fight for her people.

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** [[spoiler:Tor]]. He repeatedly proves that he can jump a mile in seconds, which is orders of magnitude faster than Iji could ever keep up with. All he has to do to defeat her is ''leave'', and let the [[spoiler:alpha strike]] [[spoiler:Alpha Strike]] finish her off. Instead he keeps fighting no matter how badly Iji is mauling him. Given his dialogue it comes across as a weird kind of mercy. He has the ability to leave, but chooses to stay to give Iji a chance to fight for her people.
21st Mar '17 3:17:05 PM FF00FF
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* CycleOfHurting: Since the Velocithor bypasses your MercyInvincibility, it causes stun-lock if you ever get caught in its beam. [[GoodNewsBadNews The good news]] is that the Velocithor is only used by one person besides yourself. [[GoodNewsBadNews The bad news]] is that, on the harder modes, the beam can last longer than even a completely full health bar.

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* CycleOfHurting: Since the Velocithor bypasses your MercyInvincibility, it causes stun-lock if you ever get caught in its beam. [[GoodNewsBadNews The good news]] is that the Velocithor is only used by one person besides yourself. yourself and that it can stunlock your enemies. [[GoodNewsBadNews The bad news]] is that, on the harder modes, the other user's beam can last longer than even a completely full maxed-out health bar.



* DamageSpongeBoss: The sentinel is normally a PuzzleBoss because there are environmental hazards you are supposed to knock it into for massive damage. However, taking the easy way out means you miss out on a supercharge. If you want to beat it the hard way, you'll have to start stocking up on ammo long in advance. In fact it's not possible unless you take a few levels of Assimilate just to be able to ''carry enough ammo'' at one time to kill it.

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* DamageSpongeBoss: The sentinel Proxima is normally a PuzzleBoss because there are environmental hazards you are supposed to knock it into for massive damage. However, taking the easy way out means you miss out on a supercharge. If you want to beat it the hard way, you'll have to start stocking up on ammo long in advance. In fact it's not possible unless you take a few levels of Assimilate just to be able to ''carry enough ammo'' at one time to kill it.



** Chances are, if you think of some sort of exploit to use [[spoiler:such as using certain secret weapons on certain bosses]], either a character will comment on it.
** If you die to [[spoiler:Asha in sector X]], but have a checkpoint, fighting him again will cause him to express his delight over getting to kill you twice. But if you are very, very willing to go out of your way for an easter egg, finding a second checkpoint and fighting him again will cause him to ''flip out''. The latter was added in a later patch after someone pointed out it was possible.
** If you lie still for long enough after getting hit (which knocks you down), enemies will think you're dead and ignore you (unless they step on you).

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** Chances are, if you think of some sort of exploit to use [[spoiler:such as using certain secret weapons on certain bosses]], either a character the bosses will comment on it.
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** If you die to [[spoiler:Asha in sector Sector X]], but have a checkpoint, fighting him again will cause him to express his delight over getting to kill you twice. But if you are very, very willing to go out of your way for an easter egg, finding a second checkpoint and fighting him again will cause him to ''flip out''. The latter was added in a later patch after someone pointed out it was possible.
** If you lie still for long enough wait a while after getting hit (which knocks you down), knocked down by a heavy attack, enemies will think you're dead and ignore you (unless they step on you).



* DiscOneNuke: You can actually make a nuke during the first half of the game. It oneshots every single Assassin in the game, including Asha. Except for his second fight, where, due to being on familiar territory, actually manages to [[BeyondTheImpossible dodge a nuke in an enclosed space.]]
* DiscountLesbians: Two of the female Tasen soldiers in the game are lovers. None of the Tasen soldiers (except [[PlayfulHacker Yukabacera]]) depicted on screen are male.

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* DiscOneNuke: You can actually make a nuke Nuke during the first half of the game. It oneshots every single Assassin in the game, including Asha. Except Asha... except for his second fight, where, due to being on familiar territory, actually manages to [[BeyondTheImpossible dodge a nuke Nuke in an enclosed space.]]
* DiscountLesbians: Two of the female Tasen soldiers Soldiers in the game are lovers. None of the Soldier-rank Tasen soldiers (except [[PlayfulHacker Yukabacera]]) depicted on screen are male.



** Not really genocide, but the Tasen Alpha Struck a [[spoiler: Komato homeworld]] in the past, leaving only one survivor. That survivor would later become [[spoiler: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Iosa the Invincible]], who is one of the main reasons why the Tasen are almost extinct, and in a killer run, exterminates the last of the Tasen race.]] Again: [[OhCrap whoops]].

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** Not really genocide, but the Tasen Alpha Struck a [[spoiler: Komato homeworld]] in the past, leaving only one survivor. That survivor would later become [[spoiler: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Iosa the Invincible]], who is one of the main reasons why the Tasen are almost extinct, and in a killer run, exterminates the last of the Tasen race.]] race]]. Again: [[OhCrap whoops]].



* InfinityMinusOneSword: The Plasma Cannon, which cuts through most early enemies like butter and can be gotten in the 5th sector. There is also the MPFB devastator, which does the most damage of any normal weapon and is the only reasonable way to kill Annihilators or the Sentinel. However, it has a knockback effect, and ammo is scarce.
* [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Gun]]: The Massacre, [[spoiler:picked up after getting a zero kill win.]], and the [[GameBreaker Null Driver]], [[spoiler:for which you must unlock ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING in the game and get EVERY possible achievement.]] In regular playthroughs, however, this role is taken by the Velocithor V2-10. Deals incredibly fast, constant damage to anything in its path, and it can even shoot through walls. With it (and its little brother, the Cyclic Fusion Ignition System), you can stun-lock pretty much everything except Annihilators into oblivion. Only downsides are that it eats through ammo like popcorn and requires you to expend 27 stat points to even get a chance at obtaining it.

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* InfinityMinusOneSword: The Plasma Cannon, which cuts through most early enemies like butter and can be gotten in the 5th sector. There is also the MPFB devastator, Devastator, which does the most damage of any normal weapon and is the only reasonable way to kill Annihilators or the Sentinel.[[PuzzleBoss Proxima]]. However, it has a knockback effect, and ammo is scarce.
* [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Gun]]: The Massacre, [[spoiler:picked up after getting a just before the FinalBoss if you have zero kill win.]], kills]], and the [[GameBreaker Null Driver]], [[spoiler:for which you must unlock ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING everything in the game Extras menu and get EVERY possible achievement.]] accomplish everything except beating Remar's speedrun times]]. In regular playthroughs, however, this role is taken by the Velocithor V2-10. Deals incredibly fast, constant damage to anything in its path, and it can even shoot through walls. With it (and its little brother, the Cyclic Fusion Ignition System), you can stun-lock pretty much everything except Annihilators into oblivion. Only downsides are that it eats through ammo like popcorn and requires you to expend 27 stat points to even get a chance at obtaining it.
20th Mar '17 12:27:22 AM saynightnight
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--> IJI: Humph! I'm not a child. Besides, you still haven't told me why this Humph! I'm not a child. And besides, you still haven't told me why this whole alien invasion thing has gone unnoticed by the rest of the world.

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--> IJI: Humph! I'm not a child. Besides, you still haven't told me why this Humph! I'm not a child. And besides, you still haven't told me why this whole alien invasion thing has gone unnoticed by the rest of the world.



** Kiron ending: Activated in Sector X by [[spoiler:not activating the Iosa ending, having more than 300 kills when you beat Tor, and killing Tor when prompted.]] After Iji defeats Tor, [[spoiler:she kills him when he asks for mercy, even though the entire point of this exercise was to get him to call off the Alpha Strike. Kiron [[WhatTheHellHero calls her out]] for being a murderous lunatic, and orders the Alpha Strike to go ahead as planned. Origin is rendered completely uninhabitable and the Komato return home to a cheering crowd]].

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** Kiron ending: Activated in Sector X by [[spoiler:not activating the Iosa ending, having more than 300 kills when you beat Tor, and killing Tor when prompted.]] After Iji defeats Tor, [[spoiler:she kills him when he asks for mercy, even though the entire point of this exercise was to get him to call off the Alpha Strike. Kiron [[WhatTheHellHero calls her out]] for being a murderous lunatic, and orders the Alpha Strike to go ahead as planned. Origin is rendered completely uninhabitable blown to bits, and the Komato return home to a cheering crowd]].



* SwissArmyWeapon: Iji's Nanogun, capable of using nineteen different weapons.

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* SwissArmyWeapon: Iji's Nanogun, capable of using nineteen twenty-seven different weapons.
19th Mar '17 10:57:09 PM saynightnight
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* FacelessGoons: Subverted: while we never see an alien's face (the closest we get is a close-up of [[spoiler:General Tor's]] shattered helmet, which only reveals the inner layers of the visor, [[spoiler:and some silhouettes of civilian Komato in the bad ending]]), a few grunts are given names and are fleshed out into full characters.

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* FacelessGoons: Subverted: while we never see an alien's face (the closest we get is a close-up of [[spoiler:General Tor's]] shattered helmet, which only reveals the inner layers of the visor, [[spoiler:and some silhouettes of civilian Komato in the bad ending]]), a few all grunts are given names and a few are fleshed out into full characters.
19th Mar '17 10:53:59 PM saynightnight
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:If you choose to kill Tor after killing a majority of the enemies in the game, Kiron delivers a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Iji, [[ApocalypseHow the Alpha Strike goes through]], and the Earth is rendered completely incapable of sustaining life. Can't get much worse than that]].

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:If you choose to kill Tor after killing a majority of the enemies in the game, Kiron delivers a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Iji, [[ApocalypseHow the Alpha Strike goes through]], and the Earth is rendered completely incapable of sustaining life.blown to pieces. Can't get much worse than that]].
19th Mar '17 10:50:03 PM saynightnight
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* CycleOfHurting: Since the Velocithor bypasses your MercyInvincibility, it causes stun-lock if you ever get caught in its beam. [[GoodNewsBadNews The good news]] is that the Velocithor is only used by two people besides yourself, and one of those is [[BonusBoss hidden]]. [[GoodNewsBadNews The bad news]] is that, on the harder modes, the beam can last longer than even a completely full health bar.

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* CycleOfHurting: Since the Velocithor bypasses your MercyInvincibility, it causes stun-lock if you ever get caught in its beam. [[GoodNewsBadNews The good news]] is that the Velocithor is only used by two people one person besides yourself, and one of those is [[BonusBoss hidden]].yourself. [[GoodNewsBadNews The bad news]] is that, on the harder modes, the beam can last longer than even a completely full health bar.
19th Mar '17 3:36:34 PM Malady
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* ProtagonistTitle: Iji is the character you play as.
19th Mar '17 3:22:00 PM FF00FF
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* BossInMookClothing: [[spoiler: Komato Annihilators]]. Lots of HP - eight times that of the next toughest non-boss, and tougher than half the bosses. Check. Does a lot of damage with lots of varied attacks - four attacks, all of which are close to the best in their category. Check. Lots more strategy to defeat - unless you're REALLY optimized for combat, you pretty much have to hack them first or be insanely good at dodging. Check. Lots of rewards - four times as much nano as any other enemy and a huge amount of ammo. Check. Appears only in large rooms, with the other inhabitants puny compared to it. Check.

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* BossInMookClothing: [[spoiler: Komato Annihilators]]. Annihilators]], the highest-ranking "standard" Komato enemy. Lots of HP - eight times that of health (80 to be exact), to the next toughest non-boss, and tougher point where they have more than half the bosses. bosses? Check. Does a lot of damage with lots of varied attacks - four attacks, all of which are close to the best in their category. category? Check. Lots more strategy to defeat - unless you're REALLY optimized for combat, you pretty much have to hack crack them first or be insanely good at dodging. dodging? Check. Lots of rewards - four times as much nano Nano as any other enemy and a huge amount of ammo. Shocksplinter ammo? Check. Appears only in large rooms, with the other inhabitants puny compared to it. it? Check.



* ButThouMust: Played straight with two plot-dictated deaths until version 1.3 averted it by making it possible to win with zero kills. Inversely, the player can go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge and still win the game.

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* ButThouMust: Played straight with two plot-dictated deaths until version 1.3 averted it by making it possible to win with zero kills. Inversely, the player can go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge and still win the game.game, [[spoiler:for a given definition of "[[PyrrhicVictory win]]"]].



* CirclingBirdies: Iosa sees lights when stunned.

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* CirclingBirdies: Iosa sees lights Circling Nano particles appear above Iosa's head when stunned.stunned. They actually indicate how many times you can kick her before she recovers.



* CrosshairAware: During the later boss battles the game often tells you where you should go to evade an attack, via direction arrows with a '[[AC:SAFE]]' caption. Some of General Tor's attacks even show actual crosshairs.

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* CrosshairAware: During the later boss battles the game often tells you where you should go to evade an attack, via direction arrows with a '[[AC:SAFE]]' caption. Some of General Tor's shotgun and death hail attacks even also show actual crosshairs.



** Tor ending: The "standard" ending, same as you got in previous versions. Iji defeats Tor, [[spoiler:he calls off the Alpha Strike, and, after a short speech, he kills himself.]]
** Iosa ending: Activated in Sector 9 by [[spoiler:having fewer than 270 kills, not recruiting Ansaksie, and ignoring the "Press [fire] to kill" prompt after you beat Iosa]]. After Iji defeats Tor, [[spoiler:Iosa blasts Iji with an illegal Generation 2 Nanogun and tries to threaten Tor out of calling off the Alpha Strike. However, Kiron hears the whole thing, strips Iosa of her rank, and calls off the Alpha Strike himself. Tor tells Iosa that she can kill him if she still wants to, and it's strongly implied that she does.]]
** Kiron ending: Activated in Sector X by [[spoiler:not activating the Iosa ending, having more than 300 kills when you beat Tor, and killing Tor when prompted.]] After Iji defeats Tor, [[spoiler:and kills him even though the entire point of this exercise was to get him to call off the Alpha Strike, Kiron calls her out for being a murderous lunatic, and orders the Alpha Strike to go ahead as planned.]]

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** Tor ending: The "standard" ending, same as you got in previous versions. Iji defeats Tor, [[spoiler:he calls off the Alpha Strike, and, after a short speech, he kills himself.]]
himself]].
** Iosa ending: Activated in Sector 9 by [[spoiler:having fewer than 270 kills, not recruiting Ansaksie, and ignoring the "Press [fire] to kill" prompt after you beat Iosa]]. After Iji defeats Tor, [[spoiler:Iosa blasts Iji with an illegal Generation 2 Nanogun and tries to threaten Tor out of calling off the Alpha Strike. However, Kiron hears the whole thing, strips Iosa of her rank, and calls off the Alpha Strike himself. Tor tells Iosa that she can kill him if she still wants to, and it's strongly implied one of the ending scenes shows that she does.]]
did]].
** Kiron ending: Activated in Sector X by [[spoiler:not activating the Iosa ending, having more than 300 kills when you beat Tor, and killing Tor when prompted.]] After Iji defeats Tor, [[spoiler:and [[spoiler:she kills him when he asks for mercy, even though the entire point of this exercise was to get him to call off the Alpha Strike, Strike. Kiron [[WhatTheHellHero calls her out out]] for being a murderous lunatic, and orders the Alpha Strike to go ahead as planned.]]planned. Origin is rendered completely uninhabitable and the Komato return home to a cheering crowd]].



* NewGamePlus: Absolutely necessary, you cannot get 100% completion on your first try. It's facilitated by many of the skills you learn, especially the ability to hack your own nanofield. Even though you don't get to keep your skill points from the first playthrough, you can reset them to max out one skill by the second or third level. And you also know all of the weapon modifications the second time around.

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* NewGamePlus: Absolutely necessary, you cannot At least two playthroughs are necessary in order to get 100% completion on your first try.OneHundredPercentCompletion. It's facilitated by many of the skills you learn, especially the ability to hack your own nanofield. Even though you don't get to keep your skill points from the first playthrough, you can reset them to max out one skill by the second or third level. And you also know all of the weapon modifications the second time around.



** [[spoiler:Komato Annihilators]] sometimes do this when their foes are too close. It's a OneHitKill on even a Tasen General. On Iji, hwoever? she just receives a strong shock, loses HP, and is knocked back.

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** [[spoiler:Komato Annihilators]] sometimes do this when their foes are too close. It's have a variant called "Destroy" that involves [[ShockAndAwe forcing the victim's nanofield to self-combust]]. The attack is a OneHitKill on even a any Tasen General. On Iji, hwoever? she just receives a strong shock, loses HP, enemy that gets grabbed by it, including [[EliteMooks Tasen Elites]]. However, Iji only takes 3 damage and is knocked back.back by it



** Not to mention several [[spoiler:Sector Z]] shout outs, considerably The [[strike:Unknown]] ''Castle of Elite'' level. [[spoiler:Naturally, apart from Metroid, all the remaining three games referenced there are also by Daniel Remar.]]

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** Not to mention several [[spoiler:Sector Z]] shout outs, considerably The [[strike:Unknown]] has references to some of Remar's earlier games, most notably ''Castle of Elite'' level. [[spoiler:Naturally, apart from Metroid, all the remaining three games referenced there are also by Daniel Remar.]]and ''Hero''.



* SidetrackedByTheGoldenSaucer: InvokedTrope--The Hero 3D minigame was created by one of the Tasen in their spare time, hoping that Iji might look at the game and get sucked into it so much that the Tasen can just walk up to and capture her. While you certainly ''can'' get sucked into it, don't worry. You won't have any Tasen on your back.

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* SidetrackedByTheGoldenSaucer: InvokedTrope--The Hero 3D minigame was created by one of the Tasen in their spare time, hoping and another one of them expresses hope that Iji might look at the game and get sucked into it so much that the Tasen can just walk up to and capture her. While you certainly ''can'' get sucked into it, don't worry. You won't have any Tasen on your back.



** The game also lists Remar's best times for each difficulty level. Beating them gives no reward whatsoever.



** The Splintergun and the Assassins' rapid-fire Plasma Cannons also qualify.

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** The Splintergun and the Assassins' rapid-fire Plasma Cannons also qualify.qualify, ejecting spent Shocksplinter shells when fired.



** The Sentinel, when it's charging the Nuke.

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** The Sentinel, Proxima when it's charging the Nuke.



* TeleportingKeycardSquad: A group of assassins after you take a certain supercharge. Literally.

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* TeleportingKeycardSquad: A group of assassins after you take In a certain supercharge. Literally.area of Sector 9, after taking the Supercharge, a group of Assassins will fight you as you leave the area.



* TimedMission: On Ultimortal difficulty you have a time limit to clear levels; if you can't make it to the exit in time, [[CriticalExistenceFailure Iji explodes due to a malfunction of her nanofield]].
* TooAwesomeToUse: {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d about the trapmine if you find the ribbon in the same stage.

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* TimedMission: On Ultimortal difficulty you have a time limit to clear levels; if you can't make it to the exit in time, [[CriticalExistenceFailure Iji explodes due to a malfunction of her nanofield]]. \n The time limit is fairly lenient, however, and the only place where it poses a problem is [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon Sector X]].
* TooAwesomeToUse: {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] about the trapmine if you find the ribbon in the same stage.
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* ModularEpilogue: All three endings change depending on a few things. [[spoiler:Saving Dan in Sector 8 or not, saving the last Tasen outpost in Sector 9 or not, and having an extremely high or low kill count.]]



** Kiron ending: Activated in Sector X by [[spoiler:not activating the Iosa ending, having more than 300 kills when you beat Tor, and killing Tor when prompted.]] After defeating Tor, [[spoiler:and killing him even though the entire point of this exercise was to get him to call off the Alpha Strike, Kiron calls her out for being a murderous lunatic, and orders the Alpha Strike to go ahead as planned.]]

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** Kiron ending: Activated in Sector X by [[spoiler:not activating the Iosa ending, having more than 300 kills when you beat Tor, and killing Tor when prompted.]] After defeating Iji defeats Tor, [[spoiler:and killing kills him even though the entire point of this exercise was to get him to call off the Alpha Strike, Kiron calls her out for being a murderous lunatic, and orders the Alpha Strike to go ahead as planned.]]
19th Mar '17 8:57:17 AM billybobfred
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* MultipleEndings: As of 1.7. All three endings also share [[ModularEpilogue a few variants depending on certain actions]]. (None of these names are official.)
** Tor ending: The "standard" ending, same as you got in previous versions. Iji defeats Tor, [[spoiler:he calls off the Alpha Strike, and, after a short speech, he kills himself.]]
** Iosa ending: Activated in Sector 9 by [[spoiler:having fewer than 270 kills, not recruiting Ansaksie, and ignoring the "Press [fire] to kill" prompt after you beat Iosa]]. After Iji defeats Tor, [[spoiler:Iosa blasts Iji with an illegal Generation 2 Nanogun and tries to threaten Tor out of calling off the Alpha Strike. However, Kiron hears the whole thing, strips Iosa of her rank, and calls off the Alpha Strike himself. Tor tells Iosa that she can kill him if she still wants to, and it's strongly implied that she does.]]
** Kiron ending: Activated in Sector X by [[spoiler:not activating the Iosa ending, having more than 300 kills when you beat Tor, and killing Tor when prompted.]] After defeating Tor, [[spoiler:and killing him even though the entire point of this exercise was to get him to call off the Alpha Strike, Kiron calls her out for being a murderous lunatic, and orders the Alpha Strike to go ahead as planned.]]
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