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* GenderBlenderName: The game's background information gives her original name as "Aki Luttinen". The problem is, Aki is a ''male'' name. The GURPS sourcebook corrects this by changing it to Annikki.


* ReplacementGoldfish: Apparently sees nothing at all odd about cloning his wife after her death.

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* ReplacementGoldfish: Apparently sees nothing at all odd about cloning One of the interpretations of his wife after her death.poem.


* JackOfAllStats: Lal is faction with the most mid-level balance of strengths and weaknesses, and thus is extremely friendly to new players. His benefits to Talents and base size allow the player to build up their faction comfortably without worrying about Drones and population caps too much, and the size of his population in tandem with his vote bonus lets him easily win Governor elections and go for a Diplomatic Victory. His sole penalty is -1 to Efficiency, but his preferred form of government, Democracy, offsets that with +2 Efficiency. The downside is that if you're not aiming for a Diplomatic Victory, Lal has few advantages -- his military, research, economy, environment, and production will lag behind other leaders who specialize in those areas, and the player must learn how to leverage Lal's benefits properly to make up the deficiency.

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* JackOfAllStats: Lal is faction with the most mid-level balance of strengths and weaknesses, and thus is extremely friendly to new players. His benefits to Talents and base size allow the player to build up their faction comfortably without worrying about Drones and population caps too much, and the size of his population in tandem with his vote bonus lets him easily win Governor elections and go for a Diplomatic Victory. His sole penalty is -1 to Efficiency, but his preferred form of government, Democracy, offsets that with +2 Efficiency. The downside is Note that if you're not aiming for a Diplomatic Victory, Lal has few advantages -- his military, research, economy, environment, and production will lag behind while he lacks glaring issues of other leaders who specialize factions, he also doesn't have any further benefits, thus will be always out-competed in those areas, and specific niche by other faction. His ultimate advantage is the player must learn how to leverage Lal's benefits properly to make up the deficiency.unparalleled flexibility others lack.


* JackOfAllStats: Lal is probably the faction with no weaknesses or strengths that significantly influence his playstyle, and is extremely friendly to new players. His benefits to Talents and base size allow the player to build up their faction comfortably, and the size of his population in tandem with his vote bonus lets him easily win Governor elections and go for a Diplomatic Victory. His sole penalty is -1 to Efficiency, but his preferred form of government, Democracy, offsets that with +2 Efficiency. And in story terms, Lal's whole schtick is trying to reunite the ''Unity'' crew and keep true to the mission set by the United Nations back on Earth. For this reason, unless you run a Police State, you can also expect an AI-controlled Lal to not cause you much grief.

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* JackOfAllStats: Lal is probably the faction with no weaknesses or the most mid-level balance of strengths that significantly influence his playstyle, and weaknesses, and thus is extremely friendly to new players. His benefits to Talents and base size allow the player to build up their faction comfortably, comfortably without worrying about Drones and population caps too much, and the size of his population in tandem with his vote bonus lets him easily win Governor elections and go for a Diplomatic Victory. His sole penalty is -1 to Efficiency, but his preferred form of government, Democracy, offsets that with +2 Efficiency. And The downside is that if you're not aiming for a Diplomatic Victory, Lal has few advantages -- his military, research, economy, environment, and production will lag behind other leaders who specialize in story terms, those areas, and the player must learn how to leverage Lal's whole schtick is trying benefits properly to reunite make up the ''Unity'' crew and keep true to the mission set by the United Nations back on Earth. For this reason, unless you run a Police State, you can also expect an AI-controlled Lal to not cause you much grief.deficiency.


* DarkAndTroubledPast: Downplayed. Despite everything that life has thrown at him, including [[CrusadingWidower the death of his wife, only son, and grandson]], he still holds to his ideals and is one of the most [[TheIdealist idealistic]] faction leaders.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Downplayed. Despite everything that life has thrown at him, including [[CrusadingWidower the death of his wife, only son, and grandson]], he still holds to his ideals and is one of the most [[TheIdealist idealistic]] [[TheMcCoy compassionate]] faction leaders.


* CynicismCatalyst: Averted. Despite everything that life has thrown at him, including the death of his wife, only son, and grandson, he still clings to his ideals.

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* CynicismCatalyst: Averted. DarkAndTroubledPast: Downplayed. Despite everything that life has thrown at him, including [[CrusadingWidower the death of his wife, only son, and grandson, grandson]], he still clings holds to his ideals.ideals and is one of the most [[TheIdealist idealistic]] faction leaders.



* TheFettered: Despite his political power, charisma, idealism, and other traits that might seem to suit him to the {{Ubermensch}} archetype, Lal is wholly committed to the UN Charter set out before him, and seeks to preserve them amongst the environment of Alpha Centauri rather than formulating his own ideology.



* TechnicalPacifist: He will try to avoid any conflict and use lots of UnusualEuphemism for many words related with war and violence.
* {{Ubermensch}} : [[AvertedTrope Averted.]] Despite his political power, charisma, idealism, and other traits that make him suited to the archetype, Lal is wholly committed to the UN Charter set out before him, and seeks to preserve them amongst the environment of Alpha Centauri rather than formulating his own ideology. [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Whether this makes him the only sane man or not is up to the player.]]

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* TechnicalPacifist: He will try to avoid any conflict and use lots of UnusualEuphemism for many words related with war and violence.
* {{Ubermensch}} : [[AvertedTrope Averted.]] Despite his political power, charisma, idealism, and other traits that make him suited to the archetype, Lal is wholly committed to the UN Charter set out before him, and seeks to preserve them amongst the environment of Alpha Centauri rather than formulating his own ideology.
violence.[[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Whether this makes him the only sane man or not is up to the player.]]

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* ItCanThink: While the Progenitors initially think of humans as somewhere around as smart as we see dogs or maybe chimpanzees, the dialog accompanying the construction of the first Flechette Missile Defense system reflects a dawning realization that humans may well be just as smart as the Progenitors, as they begin to field devices that the Progenitors themselves are implied to have never invented.
->''Missile attack on Zeta-5: humans activate first defense successful. Afterwards: danger posed by innovation suddenly clear.''
-->-- '''Usurper Judaa Marr''', ''"Human : Nature"''


* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: From a human perspective, a name that sounds like [[Literature/TheBible byword for traitors "Judas"]] and "mar". For that matter, taking "Conqueror" as your official title and announcing your faction as the ''Usurpers'' doesn't help much either.

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: From a human perspective, a name that sounds like [[Literature/TheBible byword for traitors "Judas"]] and "mar". For that matter, taking "Conqueror" as your official title and announcing your faction as the ''Usurpers'' doesn't help much either. This is also a major part of the ThemeNaming for their bases, which have names like. "Salt:Wound" and "Impaler Dome"



* PlanetLooters: Here to use the power of the Manifold for their own ambitions, and to destroy anything in their way.

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* PlanetLooters: Here The Usurpers are here to use the power of the Manifold for their own ambitions, and to destroy anything in their way.


* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Up until it gets hit with the ArchiveBinge, its fundamental viewpoint is rather childlike and innocent. As it has the mentality of a HiveMind, it doesn't appear to grasp that trimming back the human population by sending massive boils of mindworms that chew their way through the victim's brain is something your faction leader may not appreciate.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Up until it gets hit with the ArchiveBinge, its fundamental viewpoint is rather childlike and innocent. As it has the mentality of a HiveMind, it doesn't appear to grasp that trimming back the human population by sending massive boils of mindworms that chew their way through the victim's brain is something your faction leader may not appreciate. appreciate -- it just asks you first if humans have a HiveMind, and when you tell it no, it takes this as your permission to go ahead with its "trimming" since doing so won't hurt you.


* MagikarpPower: Due to a slow research start, Domai has trouble developing the basic infrastructure other factions' bases take for granted, and he really has to play an active game to put his faction perks to full use. Later on, ''if'' they managed a strong opening, the Free Drones' disadvantages melt away as the Drone bases crank out terrifying amounts of infrastructure, infantry and troops, and their lab enhancers can allow them to out-research even the University or the Consciousness.

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* MagikarpPower: Due to a slow research start, Domai has trouble developing the basic infrastructure other factions' bases take for granted, and he really has to play an active game to put his faction perks to full use. Later on, ''if'' they managed a strong opening, the Free Drones' disadvantages melt away as the Drone bases crank out terrifying amounts of infrastructure, infantry and troops, and their lab enhancers can allow them to out-research even the University or the Consciousness.


* JustThinkOfThePotential: The potential for profit, but still, potential (as Morgan points out, energy is actually currency on Planet -- money is quite literally power, and/or vice versa). Morgan is particularly enamored of the untapped energies of both Planet and its sun, Centauri Prime Alpha, and how they can supercharge both Morgan Industries' economy and their research.

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* JustThinkOfThePotential: The potential for profit, but still, potential (as Morgan points out, energy is actually currency on Planet -- money is quite literally power, and/or vice versa). Morgan is particularly enamored of the untapped energies of both Planet and its sun, Centauri Prime Alpha, and how they can supercharge both Morgan Industries' economy and their research.



* SugarAndIcePersonality: Her quotes paint her as a measured, benevolent leader, but that's only when speaking to her followers. In-game, the AI Godwinson one of the most aggressive leaders, quick to [[ChurchMilitant cast down and destroy]] those whose beliefs do not align with those of her fellow Believers.

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* SugarAndIcePersonality: Her quotes paint her as a measured, benevolent leader, but that's only when speaking to her followers. In-game, the AI Godwinson heads up one of the most aggressive leaders, factions, quick to [[ChurchMilitant cast down and destroy]] those whose beliefs do not exactly align with those of her fellow Believers.



* ZergRush: They can maintain a massive army, but it'll usually be a bit lower-tech than everyone else's, encouraging this tactic.

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* ZergRush: They can maintain a massive army, but it'll usually be a bit considerably lower-tech than everyone else's, encouraging this tactic.


* HollywoodAtheist: Even have his own quote in which states his amazement that religion still exist in the world and humanity hasn't OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions yet.

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* HollywoodAtheist: Even have his own quote in which he states his amazement that religion still exist in the world and humanity hasn't OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions yet.


* HollywoodAtheist: Even have his own quote in which he state his amazement that religion still exist in the world and humanity hasn't OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions yet.

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* HollywoodAtheist: Even have his own quote in which he state states his amazement that religion still exist in the world and humanity hasn't OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions yet.


* ChummyCommies: Their collectivist society is generally benevolent, is highly effective for making sure that every citizen gets the benefits of their psychological resources, and is always happy to help [[SlaveLiberation liberate the oppressed drones]] of other societies. While they don't necessarily employ a Planned economy, their version of a Market still includes a strong welfare state and workers' self-management. His "Manifesto" document from the ''GURPS'' supplement wouldn't be out of place at a mid-20th socialist workers' union rally.

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* ChummyCommies: Their collectivist society is generally benevolent, is highly effective for making sure that every citizen gets the benefits of their psychological resources, and is always happy to help [[SlaveLiberation liberate the oppressed drones]] of other societies. While they don't necessarily employ a Planned economy, their version of a Market still includes a strong welfare state and workers' self-management. His "Manifesto" document from the ''GURPS'' supplement wouldn't be out of place at a mid-20th Century socialist workers' union rally.

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