History VideoGame / StarControl

28th Apr '16 8:29:05 PM PaulA
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* HeroicSacrifice: Parodied, near the end of the game. Also, the Shofixti did it with their entire species. [[spoiler:Almost.]]
-->'''[[spoiler:Dnyarri]]:''' OK, human, this is it! The last battle, your final moment of triumph! Don't screw up. And in case you're wondering, I'm not going with you, Captain. I'm staying on board. Why, you ask? [[spoiler:BECAUSE I'M LOCKED IN HERE, YOU IDIOT! GET ME OUT! HELP! HELP!]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: Parodied, near the end of the game. Also, the HeroicSacrifice:
** The
Shofixti did it with their entire species. [[spoiler:Almost.]]
-->'''[[spoiler:Dnyarri]]:''' ** Parodied, near the end of the game, when the ship is about to be destroyed in the fight against the final boss.
--->'''[[spoiler:Dnyarri]]:'''
OK, human, this is it! The last battle, your final moment of triumph! Don't screw up. And in case you're wondering, I'm not going with you, Captain. I'm staying on board. Why, you ask? [[spoiler:BECAUSE I'M LOCKED IN HERE, YOU IDIOT! GET ME OUT! HELP! HELP!]]
28th Apr '16 3:27:03 PM PRH
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* IrrelevantSidequest: Averted. Even though the game is a WideOpenSandbox, there are only ''two'' storyline that you are not required to complete in order to beat the game ([[spoiler:three if you count the Shofixti Maidens quest as a separate storyline rather than a part of the Yehat rebellion storyline]]). One of them gives you a nice bonus right before the end of the game, the other rids you of a very annoying enemy ([[spoiler:the Slylandro Probes]]).

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* IrrelevantSidequest: Averted. Even though the game is a WideOpenSandbox, there are only ''two'' storyline storylines that you are not required to complete in order to beat the game ([[spoiler:three if you count the Shofixti Maidens quest as a separate storyline rather than a part of the Yehat rebellion storyline]]). One of them gives you a nice bonus right before the end of the game, the other rids you of a very annoying enemy ([[spoiler:the Slylandro Probes]]).
28th Apr '16 3:26:19 PM Teakay
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* HoldYourHippogriffs:
** Yehat: "Until the breegs come home."
** Thraddash: "Like a farg out of hell."
28th Apr '16 3:23:46 PM PRH
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* IrrelevantSidequest: Averted. Even though the game is a WideOpenSandbox, there are only ''two'' storyline that you are not required to complete in order to beat the game ([[spoiler:three if you count the Shofixti Maidens quest as a separate storyline rather than a part of the Yehat rebellion storyline]]). One of them gives you a nice bonus right before the end of the game, the other rids you of a very annoying enemy ([[spoiler:the Slylandro Probes]]).
28th Apr '16 2:40:04 PM Teakay
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-->'''[[spoiler:Dnyarri]]:''' OK, human, this is it! The last battle, your final moment of triumph! Don't screw up. And in case you're wondering, I'm not going with you, Captain. I'm staying on board. Why, you ask? [[spoiler:BECAUSE I'M LOCKED IN HERE, YOU IDIOT! GET ME OUT! HELP! HELP!]]
28th Apr '16 2:30:17 PM Teakay
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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Possible case on Eta Vulpeculae. One of the researchers [[GoMadFromTheRevelation Goes Mad From The Revelation]], screaming about an EldritchAbomination that is now after him, and the wounds he's sustained appear to be getting inexplicably worse... but there is no actual decrease in your crew count and it is never spoken of again. Note that it ''is'' possible to have casualties from other story events, i.e. Fwiffo firing on the lander.
26th Apr '16 7:12:32 PM Teakay
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* ClueEvidenceAndASmokingGun: How the Pkunk figure out the "Dogar and Kazon" speaking to the Ilwrath are fakes.
-->'''Pkunk:''' Aside from never having seen them on the 4th astral plane where most gods like to hang out, we also recently went back and listened carefully to a recording of one of their broadcasts which was sent to the Ilwrath on Hyperwave channel 44. We were able to detect some giggling at the end of the message.
26th Apr '16 6:39:39 PM Teakay
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* PaperThinDisguise: The would-be Kohr-Ah among the Kzer-Za paint themselves black, and not very well.
25th Apr '16 11:19:23 PM PaulA
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-->'''Pkunk''': Greetings and various apropos felicitations! We are Pkunk. Hatchlings of light, spritual soul beings of the vast cosmic oneness, wayfarers on the river of destiny, students of the mystical dimensions, purveyors of blissful love, birdlike manifestations of glorious light energies from the astral plane. How about yourselves?

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-->'''Pkunk''': -->'''Pkunk:''' Greetings and various apropos felicitations! We are Pkunk. Hatchlings of light, spritual soul beings of the vast cosmic oneness, wayfarers on the river of destiny, students of the mystical dimensions, purveyors of blissful love, birdlike manifestations of glorious light energies from the astral plane. How about yourselves?



--->"This humble warrior will take the Shofixti maidens you possess, gently wake them, and then perform ribald feats of unsurpassed fertility! ...With their consent, of course."

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--->"This --->'''Tanaka:''' This humble warrior will take the Shofixti maidens you possess, gently wake them, and then perform ribald feats of unsurpassed fertility! ...With their consent, of course."



--->"But 'evil' is that which is morally bad or wrong. And if your actions are judged by your society as correct, aren't you, in fact, good?"

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--->"But --->'''Captain:''' But 'evil' is that which is morally bad or wrong. And if your actions are judged by your society as correct, aren't you, in fact, good?"good?



--> We know your soul, young Captain. It is no brighter than ours! We acknowledge our greed. We revel in it. You are the dishonest one! Hiding your shame in shadows, you fabricate justifications, rationales! In the end, [[NotSoDifferent we are just the same]].

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--> -->'''Druuge:''' We know your soul, young Captain. It is no brighter than ours! We acknowledge our greed. We revel in it. You are the dishonest one! Hiding your shame in shadows, you fabricate justifications, rationales! In the end, [[NotSoDifferent we are just the same]].



-->'''The Captain''': "Goodbye, Slylandro gas bags!"\\
'''Content to Hover''': "Goodbye, human fluid sack!"

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-->'''The Captain''': "Goodbye, Captain:''' Goodbye, Slylandro gas bags!"\\
bags!\\
'''Content to Hover''': "Goodbye, Hover:''' Goodbye, human fluid sack!"sack!



-->'''Pkunk Captain:''' Chrupp, would you just look at that creature's aura! It's magnificent! The soft blues... the gentle greens... the unusual shades of chartreuse and ocher! This human must be on the side of Truth and Light, Chrupp, he must!
-->'''First Officer Chrupp:''' Just in case, I am raising shields and warming up the guns.

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-->'''Pkunk Captain:''' Chrupp, would you just look at that creature's aura! It's magnificent! The soft blues... the gentle greens... the unusual shades of chartreuse and ocher! This human must be on the side of Truth and Light, Chrupp, he must!
-->'''First
must!\\
'''First
Officer Chrupp:''' Just in case, I am raising shields and warming up the guns.



-->'''Hayes''': To remember the color sequence from good to bad... the miner had a mnemonic that went like... ''Very Young Orangutans Could Grow Bananas, Perhaps Rather Well''.

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-->'''Hayes''': -->'''Hayes:''' To remember the color sequence from good to bad... the miner had a mnemonic that went like... ''Very Young Orangutans Could Grow Bananas, Perhaps Rather Well''.



--> '''Thraddash''': And did the change to Culture Fifteen set us back five hundred years? NO! SNORT! Two, maybe three hundred years, tops.

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--> '''Thraddash''': '''Thraddash:''' And did the change to Culture Fifteen set us back five hundred years? NO! SNORT! Two, maybe three hundred years, tops.



-->'''Mycon''':Juffo-Wup acknowledges the existence of un-Voidable Non. When we are faced with such, we join, absorb and wait for our opportunity to learn the weakness that will allow us to Void the Non.

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-->'''Mycon''':Juffo-Wup -->'''Mycon:''' Juffo-Wup acknowledges the existence of un-Voidable Non. When we are faced with such, we join, absorb and wait for our opportunity to learn the weakness that will allow us to Void the Non.



-->'''Tanaka:''' I'll kill you this time, you pitiful, weakling fancier of herd animal excrement!
-->'''Tanaka:''' I will hang your withered reproductive organs from my posterior monitor!

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-->'''Tanaka:''' **
--->'''Tanaka:'''
I'll kill you this time, you pitiful, weakling fancier of herd animal excrement!
-->'''Tanaka:''' **
--->'''Tanaka:'''
I will hang your withered reproductive organs from my posterior monitor!



-->'''Captain:''' (to the Arilou) We have met the Umgah, and they are acting extremely weird, like zombie-blobbies!
-->'''Captain:''' (to Admiral ZEX) You lied, Admiral ZEX!!! There was no 'warp nullification field'! Cheater!

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-->'''Captain:''' (to **
--->'''Captain:''' ''[to
the Arilou) Arilou]'' We have met the Umgah, and they are acting extremely weird, like zombie-blobbies!
-->'''Captain:''' (to **
--->'''Captain:''' ''[to
Admiral ZEX) ZEX]'' You lied, Admiral ZEX!!! There was no 'warp nullification field'! Cheater!



-->'''You:''' Hmmm.. maybe reverse psychology would work. Er... Die alien scum!

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-->'''You:''' --->'''Captain:''' Hmmm.. maybe reverse psychology would work. Er... Die alien scum!



-->'''Captain:''' I don't suppose you have some kind of Mega-Self-Destruct code or something?
-->'''Content to Hover:''' WHY YES, THERE IS!

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-->'''Captain:''' I don't suppose you have some kind of Mega-Self-Destruct code or something?
-->'''Content
something?\\
'''Content
to Hover:''' WHY YES, THERE IS! IS!



--> '''Children:''' "But Grandfather! What happened? Where did you go? And how did you find the Mark II?"
--> '''The Captain:''' "That, my children, is an entirely different story."

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--> '''Children:''' "But -->'''Children:''' But Grandfather! What happened? Where did you go? And how did you find the Mark II?"
-->
II?\\
'''The Captain:''' "That, That, my children, is an entirely different story."



--> "Oh gosh, gee! I don't know! Let's just sit here and talk a while AND IGNORE THOSE THOUSANDS OF DREADNOUGHTS THAT ARE GONNA CREAM US IN A FEW SECONDS!"

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--> "Oh -->'''Dnyarri:''' Oh gosh, gee! I don't know! Let's just sit here and talk a while AND IGNORE THOSE THOUSANDS OF DREADNOUGHTS THAT ARE GONNA CREAM US IN A FEW SECONDS!"SECONDS!



-->'''Chmmr:''' WE KNOW THE DNYARRI ONLY FROM LEGEND, WHERE THEY ARE DESCRIBED AS THE EMBODIMENT OF EVIL AND CRUELTY. IF THERE EVER WAS A DEVIL, CAPTAIN, IT WAS THE DNYARRI.
-->'''[[EvenEvilHasStandards Ur-Quan]]:''' ...[[spoiler:you were in contact with]] a creature so horrible, so evil that it makes ANYTHING else you have ever known TRIVIAL by comparison. There is no equal to the Dnyarri's cruelty, to its love for torment. Dying a THOUSAND TIMES would be preferable to what is in store for you if we do not stop that creature.

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-->'''Chmmr:''' **
--->'''Chmmr:'''
WE KNOW THE DNYARRI ONLY FROM LEGEND, WHERE THEY ARE DESCRIBED AS THE EMBODIMENT OF EVIL AND CRUELTY. IF THERE EVER WAS A DEVIL, CAPTAIN, IT WAS THE DNYARRI.
-->'''[[EvenEvilHasStandards Ur-Quan]]:''' ...**
--->'''Ur-Quan:''' ...
[[spoiler:you were in contact with]] a creature so horrible, so evil that it makes ANYTHING else you have ever known TRIVIAL by comparison. There is no equal to the Dnyarri's cruelty, to its love for torment. Dying a THOUSAND TIMES would be preferable to what is in store for you if we do not stop that creature.
25th Apr '16 10:51:56 PM Teakay
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* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder: At the bottom of a list of suggestions for dealing with the rogue Slylandro probes (the other options won't work for one reason or another):
-->'''Captain:''' I don't suppose you have some kind of Mega-Self-Destruct code or something?
-->'''Content to Hover:''' WHY YES, THERE IS!
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