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YMMV: Reflections Lost On A Dark Road
Crack Pairing: Mainly X-COM Nabiki/X-COM Ryouga, who are originally essentially each other's polar opposites. To a lesser extent Jinx/Ryouga.
Titans!Ryoga is told by his X-COM counterpart that all his work with the Titans at suppressing the darkness in his personality will just lead to him losing control of it. He's blowing it off, but only by admitting that the only reason he hates X-COM!Ryoga so much is because he hates himself for being vicious.
Jinx makes a real friend her own age for the first time since she rejected both the HIVE and the Titans - Trenchard!Akari - only for X-COM to accidentally-on-purpose subvert her efforts to save her so they can turn her into a test subject.
Raven is encouraged by X-COM to utilize the dark emotions that she's suppressed to keep her father, Trigon, from entering the universe and killing it, mostly because it's an easy way to develop her new Mind Control abilities and they don't actually believe he could be any worse than their alien enemy. She of course gets Drunk on the Dark Side.
And Starfire runs right into Herb of the Musk, who is so dedicated to Just Following Orders that despite realizing that she's desperately trying not to kill him, he just uses her hesitation to casually beat her unconscious. X-COM then Mind Rapes her and almost vivisects her. Only the appearance of the other Titans proves her a non-combatant(due to being more subtly Mind Raped), which leads them to instead draft her without a second thought and imprison her in an environment that browbeats her with UN legislature that aliens have no rights, and she's not an exception.
Moral Event Horizon: See Mood Whiplash. The enemy is deliberately constructed in such a manner that justifies virtually every single aspect of what by real world standards translate as war-crime acts, and with every alternate angle covered, as such idealists are left with no other option but conform, and run over their lines of restraint. That said, in this type of unrealistic scenario, it would obviously be justified as no other option was left, but the narrative is still very (mis)leading.
A lot of Titans fans want to see X-COM lose because they Mind RapedStarfire.