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* FandomRivalry: The fandoms of ''Wing Commander'' and ''VideoGame/{{Freespace}}'' have at times butted heads, influenced in part by personal dislikes.
* FanonDiscontinuity: Depending on who you ask, one or a combination of the following: ''Prophecy'' and later games, the novels, the movie, the cartoon, and in rare cases, ''Wing Commander'' III and IV.
* GrowingTheBeard: While the main campaign of the first ''Wing Commander'' and the first ''Secret Missions'' expansion pack were miles ahead of anything else available in the early 90s in terms of graphics and game play, the storyline is little more than an ExcusePlot. In ''Secret Missions 2'' the characterization and plot both become much more engrossing. We first meet several recurring characters in [=SM2=], both heroes and villains.
* RetroactiveRecognition:
** Josh Lucas and [[Creator/FrancoisChau François Chau]] in ''Wing Commander III'' (and ''IV'' in Chau's case)
** [[Series/IronChefAmerica Mark Dacascos]] in ''Wing Commander IV''.
** In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it minor scene, you can see that the pilot who offers to carry Blair's bag when he first arrives aboard the ''Lexington'' is none other than [[Film/StarshipTroopers Casper Van Dien]].
* TheScrappy: Everybody seems to hate Maniac (both in real life and in-universe)... [[CreatorsPet Except for the writing staff]], since of all of the cast members who get KilledOffForReal, Maniac -- the most likely candidate given his rank, status, and reckless behavior -- isn't one of them.
* StoicWoobie: Mariko "Spirit" Tanaka and Michael "Iceman" Casey both have lost loved ones to the Kilrathi (fiance and family, respectively), but don't go wallowing in self-pity over it.


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* HilariousInHindsight: Blair in the video games was portrayed by Creator/MarkHamill, best known for playing a [[Franchise/StarWars Jedi]]. Blair in the film is played by Freddie Prinze Jr., who would [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels go on to play a Jedi]].
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: A ''very'' common complaint, particularly the name of the carrier changing from TCS ''Tiger''''s''' Claw'' to TCS ''Tiger Claw'' due to script editing confusion between editors for the film.
* TheyJustDidntCare: The actors seem to be attempting to care, and many other aspects seem polished, but misspelling common words (breach) and the names of main characters (Devereaux and Tolwyn) is unforgivable. They also mix up actors Tcheky Karyo and Jurgen Prochnow on the back of the DVD.
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* FoeYay: An occasional element of Maniac and Archer's UST.