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* CrazyEnoughToWork: Most of the items detail shenanigans so insane they actually worked. In rare occasions, the rule is reviewed following an astounding success or consistent effectiveness.


* NotSoAboveItAll: Apparently, the Commander gets special privledgies.

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* NotSoAboveItAll: Apparently, the Commander gets special privledgies.privileges.


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-->7b. Kunai, shurikens, and katanas are not necessary XCOM gear.
-->7c. Neither are black robes and masks.


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* StockNinjaWeaponry:
-->7b. Kunai, shurikens, and katanas are not necessary XCOM gear.
-->7c. Neither are black robes and masks.

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* AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles:
-->18a. The appropriate reaction if a Viper is trying to constrain you is to request the help of your fellow operatives, not saying "I've seen enough hentai to know where this is going..."
-->18b. Nor is "Porn Now!"
* DistractedByTheSexy: Just about everything related to the Vipers.
-->26. When fighting Vipers, please refrain from calling them 'snek' and being distracted by their new armor.
-->39a. Should a captive Viper offer to show you her "native dance", the correct response is to contact the appropriate staff immediately, not "Where's my camera?!".
-->39b. Even if it's in HD.
** Attempting to invoke this is also prohibited
-->41. Shouting "Hey baby I'll show you my python." to a viper in an attempt to distract them does not work. Dropping your pants after may confuse them, but majorly hampers your mobility once the viper calls for reinforcement.
* EveryoneHasStandards:
-->1a. To the entirety of Strike-1: no, you may not build a giant Terrarium to keep the captured viper as a pet. Whilst they are the enemy, the vipers remain a sentient species, and keeping them imprisoned in a cage and treating them like a pet is probably a war crime.
-->1b: Just because your poll said it would be popular doesn't make it any more okay.
-->1c: Even if the snake lady agrees to it.
-->1d: Even if she promises to dance for entertainment.
-->34a. Alien prisoners are not sex slaves, the attempt will be it's own punishment.
-->34b. The same goes for our female operatives.
* MemeticBadass: The Commander, like before.
-->28. The reason why we lost the invasion is not because the "Great Commandy One wanted an actual challenge.", we were completely overrun.
-->42c. The Commander does not take a shot of viper venom in the morning to wake up.
* NotSoAboveItAll: The commander retains the same special privileges as before.
-->1e: The Commander has issued a new rule that the Terrarium may be built, so long as it is built in his office.
* StockNinjaWeaponry:
-->7a. While stealth in now an integral component of some operations, Operatives are not allowed to leave behind necessary XCOM gear in an attempt to gain more stealth.
-->7b. Kunai, shurikens, and katanas are not necessary XCOM gear.
-->7c. Neither are black robes and masks.
* ShoutOut:
-->2a: While it was funny the first time, wearing Viper heads over your helmet and shouting 'COOOOOOBRA!' Is now prohibited.
-->2b: No, just because the Commander did it too, it does not make him the 'Cobra Commander'.
-->2c: No. Just because we are not COBRA does not automatically make us [[WesternAnimation/GIJoe G.I. JOE.]] We're all adults here people, show some professionalism.
-->2d: While humorous, Cobra Commander is not a effective call sign for any reptilian enemy.
-->5. Yes, the Avenger is technically a looted ship. No, that does not make us [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 'Freeboota Orks', nor does it make the engineers 'Mekboyz'.]]
-->8a. Whomever is responsible for hacking Corproral [REDACTED]'s Gremlin so that it started playing Mission Impossible music during the last infiltration mission: Please report to the Commander's office immediately for disciplinary measure.
-->8b. Or don't. The Commander says it's been a while since he's practiced his own stealth techniques, and he could use the practice.
-->17. Dumping Viper Corpses out of one of the Avenger's airlocks while expressing that you have [[Film/SnakesOnAPlane "had it with these motherfucking snakes"]] will result in immediate disciplinary action and can be grounds for termination. Those bodies are valuable research materials, people.
* SwordDrag:
-->29. Yes the swords are cool, but refrain from charging in the open with the sword skidding on the ground.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks:
-->22. Throwing the weapon of a downed ADVENT soldier to try and kill another one worked ONCE, do not attempt to repeat this.
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A second List has been started on Sufficient Velocity, this time for XCOM 2. It can be found [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/things-xcom-operatives-are-no-longer-allowed-to-do-part-2.18793/ here]].


-->[[CommandAndConquerTiberium Global Defense initiative / Brotherhood of Nod]]

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-->[[CommandAndConquerTiberium -->[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSeries Global Defense initiative / Brotherhood of Nod]]


-->78b. X-COM's motto is not ‘if it bleeds, we can kill it’. There’s no need to restrict ourselves.

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-->78b. X-COM's motto is not ‘if ‘[[Film/{{Predator}} if it bleeds, we can kill it’.it]]’. There’s no need to restrict ourselves.


* GenreSavvy:
--> 154b: Stop trying to push for an ‘anti-Chryssalid gas’ smoke grenade. We know it’s going to end up rolling into the Geoscape without a pin. (the previous rule involved Operatives discovering that THC somehow pacifies Chryssalids even better then the Arc Throwers)

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* BotheringByTheBook: interestingly used by the high command to cut down on troopers idiocy regarding MEC Troopers and their use of FastballSpecial.
--> 24c. MEC Troopers claiming that S.H.I.V. units are able to volunteer or communicate [[HearingVoices are to report to Medical immediately]].


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* HearingVoices: Well, not really, but ExploitedTrope as a way of BotheringByTheBook to cut down on trooper idiocy regarding the FastballSpecial entry:
--> 24c. MEC Troopers claiming that S.H.I.V. units are able to volunteer or communicate are to report to Medical immediately.


__> 49. MEC Troopers are hereby exempt from morning PT. We’re getting earthquake warnings whenever you guys pass by the sensor stations.

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__> --> 49. MEC Troopers are hereby exempt from morning PT. We’re getting earthquake warnings whenever you guys pass by the sensor stations.

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*RealityEnsues:
__> 49. MEC Troopers are hereby exempt from morning PT. We’re getting earthquake warnings whenever you guys pass by the sensor stations.

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* NotSoAboveItAll: Apparently, the Commander gets special privledgies.
-->42. The alien entertainment system recovered during the Alien Base Raid is still an alien artifact and should be treated as such, rather than a video game system.
--->42b. Beating the Commander’s high score (Tag CMDR) is prohibited.

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** Which still keeps in with 'Rule 0', as it can be funny no matter what names are on the list.


-->The SCPFoundation

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-->The SCPFoundationWiki/SCPFoundation


XCOM: An organization that is made of up of the best and the brightest to be the first, and last, line of defense against the alien threat. Their soldiers are the best of the best that Earth's militaries can offer, their engineers and scientist are award winni- why are they trying to teach a SHIV how to play fetch? Why are there sectoid heads in the toilets?! Welcome to the reality that is the XCOM project, where stupidity is considered a challenge. [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BqoEJUWKVRFSKXOA2Ks3Ce7Kvphmg0kAFKcuXJHgmr0 The full approved list can be seen here.]]

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XCOM: An organization that is made of up of the best and the brightest to be the first, and last, line of defense against the alien threat. Their soldiers are the best of the best that Earth's militaries can offer, their engineers and scientist are award winni- why winni-

...Why
are they trying to teach a SHIV how to play fetch? Why are there sectoid heads in the toilets?! toilets?!

Welcome to the reality that is the XCOM project, where stupidity is considered a challenge. [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BqoEJUWKVRFSKXOA2Ks3Ce7Kvphmg0kAFKcuXJHgmr0 The full approved list can be seen here.]]



-->39. "Shoot it in the face." Is valid advice on the subject of engaging a Muton. “Nipple cripple it for massive damage.” Is not. Stupidity does not come under 'acceptable losses' of our recruits.\\

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-->39. "Shoot it in the face." Is face" is valid advice on the subject of engaging a Muton. “Nipple cripple it for massive damage.” Is damage” is not. Stupidity does not come under 'acceptable losses' of our recruits.\\


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* IntimidatingRevenueService: Lampshaded in the LongList of things operatives can't claim to be in public - the I.R.S. back taxes retrieval committee.

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