History Webcomic / Outsider

3rd Dec '16 1:01:31 PM 9thOutworldsMan
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* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: The Loroi, and ''how''. The author says in the FAQ that they're intended as a "homage to the 'Space Amazon' archetype", citing ''VideoGame/MasterOfOrion'', ''VideoGame/StarControl'', and ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'' as examples. MOO 2 in particular is the source of inspiration for everything from names to uniform color schema to ''hairstyles.''


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* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: The Loroi, and ''how''. The author says in the FAQ that they're intended as a "homage to the 'Space Amazon' archetype", citing ''VideoGame/MasterOfOrion'', ''VideoGame/StarControl'', and ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'' as examples. MOO 2 in particular is the source of inspiration for everything from names to uniform color schema to ''hairstyles.''
3rd Dec '16 12:56:02 PM 9thOutworldsMan
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* BrutalHonesty: As Tempo politely explains (with a hint of shame), many within Loroi society have trouble grasping basic tact, instead preferring to speak whatever is on their minds as bluntly as they can -- thus, the main reason why their history is founded on endless bloodshed. They've developed strict rules to leave diplomatic negotiations to those trained for such tasks (like Tempo herself) while the rest are obligated to keep their mouths shut during the process... ''especially'' if it's someone like [[{{Jerkass}} Stillstorm]].

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* BrutalHonesty: As Tempo politely explains (with a hint of shame), many within Loroi society have trouble grasping basic tact, instead preferring to speak whatever is on their minds as bluntly as they can -- thus, the main reason why their history is founded on endless bloodshed. They've developed strict rules to leave diplomatic negotiations to those trained for such tasks (like Tempo herself) herself), while the rest are obligated to keep their mouths shut during the process... ''especially'' if it's someone like [[{{Jerkass}} Stillstorm]].
3rd Dec '16 12:55:31 PM 9thOutworldsMan
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* BrutalHonesty: As Tempo politely explains (with a hint of shame), many within Loroi society have trouble grasping basic tact, instead preferring to speak whatever is on their mind as bluntly as they can -- and thus, the main reason why their history is founded on endless bloodshed. They've developed strict rules to leave diplomatic negotiations to those specially trained for such tasks (like Tempo herself) while the rest are obliged to keep their mouths shut during the process... ''especially'' if it's someone like [[{{Jerkass}} Stillstorm]].

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* BrutalHonesty: As Tempo politely explains (with a hint of shame), many within Loroi society have trouble grasping basic tact, instead preferring to speak whatever is on their mind minds as bluntly as they can -- and thus, the main reason why their history is founded on endless bloodshed. They've developed strict rules to leave diplomatic negotiations to those specially trained for such tasks (like Tempo herself) while the rest are obliged obligated to keep their mouths shut during the process... ''especially'' if it's someone like [[{{Jerkass}} Stillstorm]].
3rd Dec '16 12:49:35 PM 9thOutworldsMan
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* BrutalHonesty: As Tempo politely explains (with a hint of shame), many within Loroi society have trouble grasping basic tact, instead preferring to speak whatever is on their mind as bluntly as they can -- and thus, the main reason why their history is founded on endless bloodshed. They've developed strict rules to leave diplomatic negotiations to those specially trained for such tasks (like Tempo herself) while the rest (''especially'' ones like [[{{Jerkass}} Stillstorm]]) are obliged to keep their mouths shut during the process.

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* BrutalHonesty: As Tempo politely explains (with a hint of shame), many within Loroi society have trouble grasping basic tact, instead preferring to speak whatever is on their mind as bluntly as they can -- and thus, the main reason why their history is founded on endless bloodshed. They've developed strict rules to leave diplomatic negotiations to those specially trained for such tasks (like Tempo herself) while the rest (''especially'' ones like [[{{Jerkass}} Stillstorm]]) are obliged to keep their mouths shut during the process.process... ''especially'' if it's someone like [[{{Jerkass}} Stillstorm]].
3rd Dec '16 12:48:02 PM 9thOutworldsMan
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* BrutalHonesty: As Tempo politely explains (with a hint of shame), many within Loroi society have trouble grasping basic tact, instead preferring to speak whatever is on their mind as bluntly as they can -- and thus, the main reason why their history is founded on endless bloodshed. They've developed strict rules to leave diplomatic negotiations to those specially trained for such tasks (like Tempo herself) while the rest (''especially'' ones like [[{{Jerkass}} Stillstorm]]) are obliged to keep their mouths shut during the process.
3rd Dec '16 12:21:32 PM 9thOutworldsMan
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* LeanAndMean: Commander Stillstorm is noticeably thinner than the other Loroi aboard ship, and proves herself to be far ''nastier'' than the rest of them.


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* VillainousCheekbones: Not quite established as a villain (yet), but Stillstorm's sharp, angular cheeks are a visual cue to her cold-hearted, {{Jerkass}} nature.
25th Oct '16 11:16:25 AM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: Kikitik-27, or [[AwesomeMcCoolName "The Stray"]] as the Loroi call him. He's survived ''two'' attrition assault missions, ZergRush missions that are famous for having few (if any) survivors.
17th Sep '16 10:33:55 AM eroock
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->''... The war had reached a stage where neither side would tolerate the continued existence of the other, and the allies of the loser could not expect much in the way of gentle treatment from the victor. We had to pick a winner. Humanity needed answers, and '''fast'''.''

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->''...->''"... The war had reached a stage where neither side would tolerate the continued existence of the other, and the allies of the loser could not expect much in the way of gentle treatment from the victor. We had to pick a winner. Humanity needed answers, and '''fast'''.'''fast'''".''
22nd Jun '16 4:03:34 AM Willbyr
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* {{Badass}}: Kikitik-27, or [[AwesomeMcCoolName "The Stray"]] as the Loroi call him. He's survived ''two'' attrition assault missions, ZergRush missions that are famous for having little to no survivors.

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* {{Badass}}: Kikitik-27, or [[AwesomeMcCoolName "The Stray"]] as the Loroi call him. He's survived ''two'' attrition assault missions, ZergRush missions that are famous for having little to no few (if any) survivors.



* BlackAndGrayMorality: A ''big'' problem for humanity in deciding which faction to join: the Umiak are imperialistic and enslave everybody in sight to feed their demand for ships and munitions, while the Loroi have twice committed ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill xenocide]]'' against neutral or Umiak-aligned species.[[note]]This applies to humanity as well. Jardin specifies in his monologue that humanity is not looking for the side which shares or acts most accordingly with human values, rather the side which is most likely to win since aligning with the loser will almost certainly result in extinction.[[/note]]

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A ''big'' problem for humanity in deciding which faction to join: the Umiak are imperialistic and enslave everybody in sight to feed their demand for ships and munitions, while the Loroi have twice committed ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill xenocide]]'' against neutral or Umiak-aligned species.[[note]]This species.
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applies to humanity as well. Jardin specifies in his monologue that humanity is not looking for the side which shares or acts most accordingly with human values, rather the side which is most likely to win since aligning with the loser will almost certainly result in extinction.[[/note]]



* MightyGlacier: Umiak ships tend to be slower, but noticeably tougher and better suited for (relatively, as far as space goes) combat.

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* MightyGlacier: Umiak ships tend to be slower, but noticeably tougher and better suited for (relatively, as far as space goes) for combat.



* RubberForeheadAliens: Both largely averted and deconstructed. Loroi look just like humans, except for the pointy ears, blue skin tones, odd eye colors, and their males being smaller than the females. This similarity is noted as a significant abnormality by everyone, considering that the rest of the races go from notably physiologically different to StarfishAliens. The fact that humans are also the only race that are resistant to the Loroi's psychic powers implies that this may be far more than mere coincidence. However, when pressed on this by Tempo, Jardin argues that it would be extremely stupid for the Umiak to create a mole that sticks out like a sore thumb as much as he does.

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* RubberForeheadAliens: Both largely averted and deconstructed. Loroi look just like humans, except for the pointy ears, blue skin tones, odd eye colors, and their males being smaller than the females. This similarity is noted as a significant abnormality by everyone, considering that the rest of the races go from notably physiologically different to StarfishAliens. The fact that humans are also the only race that are seem to be resistant to the Loroi's psychic powers telepathy implies that this may be far more than mere coincidence. However, when pressed on this by Tempo, Jardin argues that it would be extremely stupid for the Umiak to create a mole that sticks out like a sore thumb as much as he does.
22nd Jun '16 3:53:16 AM Willbyr
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* PsychicPowers: The Loroi are galactically ''known'' for this, to the point that Jardin identifies them ''as'' Loroi by observing an apparent non-verbal conversation.


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* TelepathicSpacemen: The Loroi are galactically ''known'' for this, to the point that Jardin identifies them ''as'' Loroi by observing an apparent non-verbal conversation.
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