History VideoGame / StarControl

18th Jul '16 8:04:52 PM PaulA
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** Starbase Commander Hayes mentions how the way the Ur-Quan made clear that Earth had lost the war was to destroy [[StarshipTroopers Buenos Aires]]. Weeks later, after the official surrender and the human decission to be slave-shielded, the Ur-Quan blasted from orbit not only ''all'' man-made constructions more than 500 years old, but also places seemingly worthless for humans (presumably to destroy more [[CthulhuMythos ancient ruins]]):

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** Starbase Commander Hayes mentions how the way the Ur-Quan made clear that Earth had lost the war was to destroy [[StarshipTroopers Buenos Aires]]. Aires. Weeks later, after the official surrender and the human decission decision to be slave-shielded, the Ur-Quan blasted from orbit not only ''all'' man-made constructions more than 500 years old, but also places seemingly worthless for humans (presumably to destroy more [[CthulhuMythos ancient ruins]]):ruins):



* OrganicTechnology: The Umgah, Supox, and Mycon all use organic technology. [[spoiler:The Mycon ''are'' organic technology.]]Cthulhu Mythos

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* OrganicTechnology: The Umgah, Supox, and Mycon all use organic technology. [[spoiler:The Mycon ''are'' organic technology.]]Cthulhu Mythos ]]
18th Jul '16 11:48:35 AM Steam_Lord
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** Starbase Commander Hayes mentions how the way the Ur-Quan used to leave clear Earth had lost the war was to destroy Buenos Aires. Weeks later, after the official surrender and the human decission to be slave-shielded, the Ur-Quan blasted from orbit not only ''all'' man-made constructions more than 500 years old, but also places seemingly worthless for humans:

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** Starbase Commander Hayes mentions how the way the Ur-Quan used to leave made clear that Earth had lost the war was to destroy [[StarshipTroopers Buenos Aires. Aires]]. Weeks later, after the official surrender and the human decission to be slave-shielded, the Ur-Quan blasted from orbit not only ''all'' man-made constructions more than 500 years old, but also places seemingly worthless for humans:humans (presumably to destroy more [[CthulhuMythos ancient ruins]]):



* OrganicTechnology: The Umgah, Supox, and Mycon all use organic technology. [[spoiler:The Mycon ''are'' organic technology.]]

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* OrganicTechnology: The Umgah, Supox, and Mycon all use organic technology. [[spoiler:The Mycon ''are'' organic technology.]]]]Cthulhu Mythos
17th Jul '16 3:54:44 PM Discar
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* OutsideContextVillain: The Dnyarri (to the Milieu), the Ur-Quan (to a ton of people), the Orz (to the Androsynth); the Sa-Matra recategorized the Ur-Quan as an OutsideContextVillain to the Alliance.

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* OutsideContextVillain: OutsideContextProblem: The Dnyarri (to the Milieu), the Ur-Quan (to a ton of people), the Orz (to the Androsynth); the Sa-Matra recategorized the Ur-Quan as an OutsideContextVillain OutsideContextProblem to the Alliance.
14th Jul '16 11:05:06 AM morenohijazo
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* SpecialEffectBranding: It has a wide range of StarfishAliens and RubberForeheadAliens, with ships designed to meet their physiological needs as well as using their unique weapons systems. While you may control ships designed by a specific race, you must also have pilots of that race to control them.
7th Jul '16 3:50:14 AM Teakay
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* WrongInsultOffence: Attack a Spathi ship while calling them "evil squids", and [[SkewedPriorities the captain spends some time protesting that they're actually more like clams]].
27th Jun '16 2:42:51 PM StFan
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* SpaceIsAnOcean: There are a few exceptions in each game, but for the most part this trope is heavily applied. Spacecraft are called "ships", battles are fought in {{Two-D Space}}, and naval ranks are used for space officers. On the other hand, SpaceFriction applies only in HyperSpace in the second game - though ships do still all have an arbitrary maximum speed everywhere else.

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* SpaceIsAnOcean: There are a few exceptions in each game, but for the most part this trope is heavily applied. Spacecraft are called "ships", battles are fought in {{Two-D Space}}, TwoDSpace, and naval ranks are used for space officers. On the other hand, SpaceFriction applies only in HyperSpace in the second game - -- though ships do still all have an arbitrary maximum speed everywhere else.
3rd Jun '16 3:55:00 PM ScorpiusOB1
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** When asking the Spathi why they fight along the Ur-Quan enslaved, they mention how part of the surrender ceremony included blasting portions of their planet's surface into radiactive dust. [[CaptainObvious The did not like that.]]
** Starbase Commander Hayes mentions how the way the Ur-Quan used to leave clear Earth had lost the war was destroying Buenos Aires. Weeks later after the official surrender, the Ur-Quan blasted from orbit not only ''all'' man-made constructions more than 500 years old, but also places seemingly worthless for humans:

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** When asking the Spathi why they fight along the Ur-Quan enslaved, they mention how part of the surrender surrendering ceremony included blasting portions of their planet's surface into radiactive dust. [[CaptainObvious The did not like that.Spathi ''did not'' enjoy that part.]]
** Starbase Commander Hayes mentions how the way the Ur-Quan used to leave clear Earth had lost the war was destroying to destroy Buenos Aires. Weeks later later, after the official surrender, surrender and the human decission to be slave-shielded, the Ur-Quan blasted from orbit not only ''all'' man-made constructions more than 500 years old, but also places seemingly worthless for humans:
3rd Jun '16 3:50:45 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* OrbitalBombardment: Several examples.
** When asking the Spathi why they fight along the Ur-Quan enslaved, they mention how part of the surrender ceremony included blasting portions of their planet's surface into radiactive dust. [[CaptainObvious The did not like that.]]
** Starbase Commander Hayes mentions how the way the Ur-Quan used to leave clear Earth had lost the war was destroying Buenos Aires. Weeks later after the official surrender, the Ur-Quan blasted from orbit not only ''all'' man-made constructions more than 500 years old, but also places seemingly worthless for humans:
-->'''Starbase Commander Hayes:''' From their positions in orbit, the Dreadnoughts blew away a kilometer of land in central Iraq, vaporized several targets in the Amazon rain forest, punched a big hole through the antarctic icecap to destroy something deep under the surface, and melted a broad swath of the ocean floor in the south-eastern Atlantic.



** The Pkunk ship can physically reincarnate with all hands when destroyed on the field of battle. It has a 50% chance of happening each time, so with the help of the RandomNumberGod the Pkunk can be an unreasonably formidable race given that every captain is a NewAgeRetroHippie [[AC:[[RecycledInSpace In Space]]]]. They appear to believe in reincarnation for everyone.

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** The Pkunk ship can physically reincarnate with all hands when destroyed on the field of battle. It has a 50% chance of happening each time, so with the help of the RandomNumberGod the Pkunk can be an unreasonably formidable race given that every captain is a NewAgeRetroHippie [[AC:[[RecycledInSpace In Space]]]]. They appear to believe in reincarnation for everyone.everyone[[note]]They mention one of your past lives was the [[WorldWarI ArchDuke Franz Ferdinand]], and those who reincarnate are just those people that are famous, rich, or interesting. All the others, just kind of... cease.[[/note]].
3rd Jun '16 6:42:28 AM ScorpiusOB1
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** A planet with a surface temperature of 100-200°C can be explored with some caution. Do ''not'' try to explore a planet with temperatures well above 300°C.

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** A planet with a surface temperature of 100-200°C can be explored with some caution. Do ''not'' try to explore a planet with temperatures well above 300°C.300°C[[note]]At least, ''not'' without lander upgrades or if you don't want to kill your precious crew and even lose a lander.[[/note]].
28th May '16 1:21:47 AM Teakay
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* ContrivedCoincidence: The first Supox ship you bump into just so happens to be lugging around the remains of the Ultron.



* PlantAliens: The Supox; the Mycon are ''fungus''.

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* PlantAliens: The Supox; the Mycon are ''fungus''. The Zoq of the Zoq-Fot-Pik may also be one, as at one point it threatens the Pik with "[blowing] a cloud of spores at you."
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