History WMG / XCOMEnemyUnknown

21st Aug '16 5:45:30 AM TheImprobableOne
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Think about it, read any old UFO story where the military miraculously shows up moments after a UFO crash. The whole point of the original X-COM's creation was to make the whole thing seem to be absurd and with the massive increase in tech they revived the propaganda campaign to basically make anyone reporting strange soldiers showing up at UFO crashes seem like kook talk.

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Think about it, read any old UFO story where the military miraculously shows up moments after a UFO crash. The whole point of the original X-COM's creation was to make the whole thing seem to be absurd and with the massive increase in tech they revived the propaganda campaign to basically make anyone reporting strange soldiers showing up at UFO crashes seem like kook talk.talk.

[[WMG: The whole game is a StableTimeLoop.]]

Final mission, [[spoiler: the most powerful Psionic on Earth, possibly in the universe, sacrifices themselves to save the planet from the exploding alien ship. WordOfGod says this doesn't kill them. They instead AscendtToAHigherPlaneOfExistence, becoming some sort of omnipresent force. Eons before the game, the aliens detect this force, but have no idea what it is, just that the universe needs to be ready to fight it.]] They build an army, research psionics, and invade Earth.

If they succeed, [[spoiler: the final mission never happens, so the Volunteer never sacrifices themselves]], undoing the StableTimeLoop and resulting in X Com 2.
10th Feb '16 10:52:04 PM jormis29
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** In ''X-Com 2'', [[spoiler: the Commander possesses extremely powerful psionic abilities after being downloaded into an Avatar body, and their psionic aura is the same light blue as Asaru's, instead of the deep purple used by psi troopers and Ethereals. The game explains all this as due to the Commander having had a microchip implanted into their brain that previously linked them into the alien psionic network, but the X-Com scientists explaining this may simply be misinformed. In the final mission, the Commander's Avatar seems to control their squad directly in the same manner that Asaru's host did throughout ''The Bureau''. And the game repeatedly mentions how special and incredible the Commander is, without providing any background details as to ''why'' they're the greatest tactical asset either side has ever seen.]]

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** In ''X-Com 2'', ''VideoGame/XCOM2'', [[spoiler: the Commander possesses extremely powerful psionic abilities after being downloaded into an Avatar body, and their psionic aura is the same light blue as Asaru's, instead of the deep purple used by psi troopers and Ethereals. The game explains all this as due to the Commander having had a microchip implanted into their brain that previously linked them into the alien psionic network, but the X-Com scientists explaining this may simply be misinformed. In the final mission, the Commander's Avatar seems to control their squad directly in the same manner that Asaru's host did throughout ''The Bureau''. And the game repeatedly mentions how special and incredible the Commander is, without providing any background details as to ''why'' they're the greatest tactical asset either side has ever seen.]]
10th Feb '16 10:50:53 PM jormis29
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[[spoiler:At the end of The Bureau Asaru disappeared with "[[MythologyGag Its status, its location, and its intent are]] [[XComEnemyUnknown ... unknown.]]" In a twist he never left Earth and once again acts as the player character to help against the invasion.]]

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[[spoiler:At the end of The Bureau Asaru disappeared with "[[MythologyGag Its status, its location, and its intent are]] [[XComEnemyUnknown ...are... unknown.]]" In a twist he never left Earth and once again acts as the player character to help against the invasion.]]
10th Feb '16 10:27:58 PM Joylock
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** In ''X-Com 2'', [[spoiler: the Commander possesses extremely powerful psionic abilities after being downloaded into an Avatar body, and their psionic aura is the same light blue as Asaru's, instead of the deep purple used by psi troopers and Ethereals. The game explains all this as due to the Commander having had a microchip implanted into their brain that previously linked them into the alien psionic network, but the X-Com scientists explaining this may simply be misinformed. In the final mission, the Commander's Avatar seems to control their squad directly in the same manner that Asaru's host did throughout ''The Bureau''. And the game repeatedly mentions how special and incredible the Commander is, without providing any background details as to ''why'' they're the greatest tactical asset either side has ever seen.]]
23rd Jan '16 9:37:44 PM SOMEGUY123
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That's why Zhang deflected, he realized that trying to TakeOverTheWorld during an AlienInvasion wasn't a good idea.

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That's why Zhang deflected, he realized that trying to TakeOverTheWorld during an AlienInvasion wasn't a good idea.idea.

[[WMG: The X-COM Project is real]]

Think about it, read any old UFO story where the military miraculously shows up moments after a UFO crash. The whole point of the original X-COM's creation was to make the whole thing seem to be absurd and with the massive increase in tech they revived the propaganda campaign to basically make anyone reporting strange soldiers showing up at UFO crashes seem like kook talk.
15th Nov '15 2:32:59 PM decimator1337
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[[WMG: [[Series/GoodEats Alton Brown]] is a Thin Man]]

Look at [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/67/Alton_brown_2011.jpg that face]] and tell me he's not!
* That's about the most awkward looking picture you could have possibly found of Alton Brown... but then my science teacher looks exactly like Alton Brown, so there maybe some truth to this...
Just going to drop [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/53/f2/ef/53f2efb94a67735aa2732098a8d8c78e.jpg this]] here...



[[WMG: [[Series/GoodEats Alton Brown]] is a Thin Man]]

Look at [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/67/Alton_brown_2011.jpg that face]] and tell me he's not!
* That's about the most awkward looking picture you could have possibly found of Alton Brown... but then my science teacher looks exactly like Alton Brown, so there maybe some truth to this...
18th Sep '15 12:08:50 PM ErikModi
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** Potentially confirmed. The available news about the sequel seems to indicate there's a human force working with the aliens called ADVENT. Seems likely this is what EXALT turned into after XCom was obliterated.
13th Sep '15 9:17:47 PM LeithSol
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[[WMG: XCOM's Commander is the pilot of the Skyranger aka [[NomDeGuerre Big Sky]].]]

Whenever the Skyranger is on-route to or from a mission you are unable to issue commands at base because you are not at base you are flying. This explains why commutation from Bradford are transmitted over radio rather then in person. This might be an explanation why you can only have one Skyranger as there is only one of you.
3rd Aug '15 11:56:44 AM riothegod
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* Sorta confirmed: XCOM got Curb-Stomped before they could make any significant research
14th Jun '15 11:46:57 PM HannahVanEvil
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*alternatively, X-COM is a United Nations Operation. Which means the soldiers X-COM gets are not the best of the best so much as the absolute bottom of the barrel. This could explain a few other things, for instance why you get troops from all over the world, Why you can choose your base of operations from any continent on the planet, and why they use non-standard military ranks.
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