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* You're supposed to judge between two salagers who believe they should own a pile of scrap. You ask them how they indicated that the scrap was claimed. The first says he just yelled "Finder's Keepers" really loudly. The second person says she drew an X on the ground with her big toe. You have the option to rule in favour of neither, on the grounds that "neither of these idiots know how to mark salvage".

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* You're supposed to judge between two salagers salvagers who believe they should own a pile of scrap. You ask them how they indicated that the scrap was claimed. The first says he just yelled "Finder's Keepers" really loudly. The second person says she drew an X on the ground with her big toe. You have the option to rule in favour of neither, on the grounds that "neither of these idiots know how to mark salvage".


** Said snobby woman proceeds to send you on a quest to investigate the Early Retirement Program because [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain she can't bear the thought of poor people coming to Byzantium]]. You soon find out that Early Retirement is actually a program to [[FinalSolution thin out the population]] and stave off the imminent resource crisis, and that people who win it are really killed by robots. Naturally, you can go back and tell Hortense that [[BlatantLies the program is totally for real and that the living quarters for the poor people are way better than hers]]! She gets really angry, storms off to force her way into the facility, and [[LaserGuidedKarma is promptly beaten to death by robots]]. The best part? ''You get Board approval for doing this'', [[EveryoneHasStandards apparently because even they hate can't stand Hortense]].

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** Said snobby woman proceeds to send you on a quest to investigate the Early Retirement Program because [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain she can't bear the thought of poor people coming to Byzantium]]. You soon find out that Early Retirement is actually a program to [[FinalSolution thin out the population]] and stave off the imminent resource crisis, and that people who win it are really killed by robots. Naturally, you can go back and tell Hortense that [[BlatantLies the program is totally for real and that the living quarters for the poor people are way better than hers]]! She gets really angry, storms off to force her way into the facility, and [[LaserGuidedKarma is promptly beaten to death by robots]]. The best part? ''You get Board approval for doing this'', [[EveryoneHasStandards apparently because even they hate can't stand Hortense]].


* You're supposed to judge between to people who believe they should own a pile of scrap. You ask them how they indicated that the scrap was claimed. The first says he just yelled "Finder's Keepers" really loudly. The second person says she drew an X on the ground with her big toe. You have the option to rule in favour of neither, on the grounds that "neither of these idiots know how to mark salvage".

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* You're supposed to judge between to people two salagers who believe they should own a pile of scrap. You ask them how they indicated that the scrap was claimed. The first says he just yelled "Finder's Keepers" really loudly. The second person says she drew an X on the ground with her big toe. You have the option to rule in favour of neither, on the grounds that "neither of these idiots know how to mark salvage".salvage".
** Talking to Lex once the dispute is resolved reveals that the two salvagers are actually a romantic couple.


--> ''ADA:''' ''(monotone)'' How distasteful. Humans eat there.

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--> ''ADA:''' '''ADA:''' ''(monotone)'' How distasteful. Humans eat there.


--> '''The Unplanned Variable:''' ''(monotone)'' How distasteful. Humans eat there.

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--> '''The Unplanned Variable:''' ''ADA:''' ''(monotone)'' How distasteful. Humans eat there.



* You're supposed too judge between to people who believe they should own a pile of scrap. You ask them how they indicated that the scrap was claimed. The first says he just yelled "Finder's Keepers" really loudly. The second person says she drew an X on the ground with her big toe.

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* You're supposed too to judge between to people who believe they should own a pile of scrap. You ask them how they indicated that the scrap was claimed. The first says he just yelled "Finder's Keepers" really loudly. The second person says she drew an X on the ground with her big toe. You have the option to rule in favour of neither, on the grounds that "neither of these idiots know how to mark salvage".



--> '''Yes and no.'''

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--> '''Yes '''Lex''': Yes and no.'''


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** When visiting Groundbreaker's Auxillary Docking Bay, you can actually find Matt Sprat living in a run-down bathroom.


** Rizzo’s seems to not have a single ''good'' slogan for any of their products, they range from being [[OurSloganIsTerrible horrendously flat]], to downright RefugeInAudacity
-->''“Rizzo’s Lemon Slapp!'' ''[[CrossesTheLineTwice Slapp your whole family tonight!]]”''



** Rizzo’s seems to not have a single ''good'' slogan for any of their products, they range from being [[OurSloganIsTerrible horrendously flat]], to downright RefugeInAudacity
-->''“Rizzo’s Lemon Slapp!'' ''[[CrossesTheLineTwice Slapp your whole family tonight!]]”''


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* If you get a good ending for Emerald Vale where the town recovers and starts to thrive, ADA (who hates that town) will spend the rest of the game being really passive-aggressive about it, moaning about how cool it would've been if Emerald Vale had been wiped out by, say, a deadly plague. But thanks for nothing, Captain.


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** The revelation of Hagen's insanity is perfectly executed. Throughout the Sublight questline, you've been salvaging in various abandoned laboratories and Hagen has kept warning you to make sure you are not followed. At first it seems like she's just being ProperlyParanoid (what you're doing ''is'' questionably legal), but then you reach the final quest and she, [[WhamLine out of absolutely nowhere]], declares that the only ''[[BlatantLies logical]]'' explanation for what you have seen is that the Board has been infiltrated by aliens that are trying to turn humanity into alien hybrids and that she needs your help to save mankind!
** If you side against her in the final Sublight quest (i.e., you refuse to kill some hapless scientist because a crazy lady said she was an alien), Hagen gets really pissed, fires you from Sublight, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking sends you a letter of referral to assist in finding a new job if you had previously requested one]]. Then in the epilogue, you are informed that Hagen went on to restructure Sublight to focus exclusively on her crusade to defeat the alien scourge... and was promptly killed in a "[[TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch tragic industrial accident]]", presumably by her own company for being a complete maniac.


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** Said snobby woman proceeds to send you on a quest to investigate the Early Retirement Program because [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain she can't bear the thought of poor people coming to Byzantium]]. You soon find out that Early Retirement is actually a program to [[FinalSolution thin out the population]] and stave off the imminent resource crisis, and that people who win it are really killed by robots. Naturally, you can go back and tell Hortense that [[BlatantLies the program is totally for real and that the living quarters for the poor people are way better than hers]]! She gets really angry, storms off to force her way into the facility, and [[LaserGuidedKarma is promptly beaten to death by robots]]. The best part? ''You get Board approval for doing this'', [[EveryoneHasStandards apparently because even they hate can't stand Hortense]].


---> This MkIV Gunship's operational parameters have exceeded acceptable damage ranges. The cost of any repairs necessary at your nearest UDL repair facility will be averaged amongst the crew.

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---> This MkIV [=MkIV=] Gunship's operational parameters have exceeded acceptable damage ranges. The cost of any repairs necessary at your nearest UDL repair facility will be averaged amongst the crew.


* The mayday message from the crashed UDL gunship, delivered with a perfectly tranquil rage:
--> '''Jen:''' Hello. My name's Jen. I'm the chief engineer on this gunship and I'd like to let the record show that our captain is a total fucking hullhead. I told him - again and again - that without fixing our regulators, spinning up the engines are going to blow through our coils and we'll go flying off in a completely random direction. Well. Here we are. [[DangerDeadpan Thinking we'll hit soil in, uh, about thirty seconds. This is your chief engineer signing off for what is probably the last time.]] It's a shame you can't see this middle finger I'm holding up, because [[WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce I'm doing it as hard as I can.]]


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* The mayday message from the crashed UDL gunship, delivered with a perfectly tranquil rage:
--> '''Jen:''' Hello. My name's Jen. I'm the chief engineer on this gunship and I'd like to let the record show that our captain is a total fucking hullhead. I told him - again and again - that without fixing our regulators, spinning up the engines are going to blow through our coils and we'll go flying off in a completely random direction. Well. Here we are. [[DangerDeadpan Thinking we'll hit soil in, uh, about thirty seconds. This is your chief engineer signing off for what is probably the last time.]] It's a shame you can't see this middle finger I'm holding up, because [[WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce I'm doing it as hard as I can.]]
** Relating to the above, you can run the ship's diagnostics to be treated to this gem:
---> '''Main Terminal:''' Online
---> '''Bridge Controls:''' Offline
---> '''Engines:''' Technically Functional
---> '''Hull Integrity:''' Don't Ask
---> This MkIV Gunship's operational parameters have exceeded acceptable damage ranges. The cost of any repairs necessary at your nearest UDL repair facility will be averaged amongst the crew.

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* Just after the UDL Gunship crashes, you're treated to some ''hilarious'' banter between Hiram, Sanjar, and Graham. Given that you had ''just'' gotten MSI and the Iconoclasts to stop broadcasting, them doing it anyway (much to Hiram's [[YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe chagrin]]) is bound to elicit some chuckles. Even the Unplanned Variable can share the same annoyance as Hiram here!
--> '''Unplanned Variable:''' [[TranquilFury I really should have]] [[YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe just killed all of you...]]
** Hiram, having had enough of the MSI's and the Iconoclasts' shit, signs off with this gem:
---> '''Hiram:''' Which means - [[PunctuatedForEmphasis get off.]] [[SophisticatedAsHell My]] [[PrecisionFStrike void-damned]] [[SophisticatedAsHell channel!]] I am finished with you lot.


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'''UNMARKED SPOILERS BELOW'''



! Meta

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! Meta[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder:Meta]]




! General

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\n! General\n[[/folder]]

[[folder:General]]




! The Unreliable

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\n! The Unreliable\n[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Unreliable]]




! Companions

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\n! Companions\n[[/folder]]

[[folder:Companions]]



* This exchange

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! Emerald Vale

* The very first person you meet face to face is an injured guard holed up in a cave. He refuses to let you heal him because he's not allowed to use products other than the ones used by Spacer's choice.

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\n\n! Emerald Vale\n\n[[/folder]]

[[folder:Emerald Vale]]
* The very first person you meet face to face is an injured guard holed up in a cave. He refuses to let you heal him because he's not allowed to use products other than the ones used by Spacer's choice.Choice.




! The Groundbreaker

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\n! The Groundbreaker\n[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Groundbreaker]]





! Monarch

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\n\n! Monarch\n[[/folder]]


[[folder:Monarch]]



--> '''Jen:''' Hello. My name's Jen. I'm the chief engineer on this gunship and I'd like to let the record show that our captain is a total fucking hullhead. I told him - again and again - that without fixing our regulators, spinning up the engines are going to blow through our coils and we'll go flying off in a completely random direction. Well. Here we are. Thinking we'll hit soil in, uh, about thirty seconds. This is your chief engineer signing off for what is probably the last time. It's a shame you can't see this middle finger I'm holding up, because [[WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce I'm doing it as hard as I can.]]

! Byzantium

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--> '''Jen:''' Hello. My name's Jen. I'm the chief engineer on this gunship and I'd like to let the record show that our captain is a total fucking hullhead. I told him - again and again - that without fixing our regulators, spinning up the engines are going to blow through our coils and we'll go flying off in a completely random direction. Well. Here we are. [[DangerDeadpan Thinking we'll hit soil in, uh, about thirty seconds. This is your chief engineer signing off for what is probably the last time. ]] It's a shame you can't see this middle finger I'm holding up, because [[WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce I'm doing it as hard as I can.]]

! Byzantium
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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Byzantium]]




! The Hope

* The maintenance log notes that the macrowave short circuited after SOME IDIOT left his fork on his plate. It lists down other problems until the macrowave has stopped working entirely.

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\n! The Hope\n\n[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Hope]]
* The maintenance log notes that the macrowave short circuited short-circuited after SOME IDIOT left his fork on his plate. It lists down other problems until the macrowave has stopped working entirely.




! Tartarus

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\n! Tartarus\n[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tartarus]]




! Endings

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\n! Endings\n[[/folder]]

[[folder:Endings]]




! Gorgon

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\n! Gorgon\n[[/folder]]

[[folder:Gorgon]]



* After a tense conversation with Minnie and her mother, you can sign off with finger guns.

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* After a tense conversation with Minnie and her mother, you can sign off with finger guns.guns.
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* The mayday message from the crashed UDL gunship:

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* The mayday message from the crashed UDL gunship:gunship, delivered with a perfectly tranquil rage:


* If you're skulking around the vents for whatever reason, you'll run into a guy who's been trapped in the bathroom for what could have been days.


* The fact that you play with [[HilarityEnsues low intelligence]], just like in Fallout 1, 2 and New Vegas, only this time, your companions will be your babysitters.

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* The fact that you can play with [[HilarityEnsues low intelligence]], just like in Fallout Fallouts 1, 2 2, and New Vegas, only this time, your companions will be your babysitters.

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** From a terminal on Gorgon "It's not the best choice, it's the only choice!"


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** When life gives you lemons, consider it a free trial from your friends at Spacer's Choice.


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* One of the enemies charges at you while wearing a Spacer's Choice Mr. Moon Hat.

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** You could activate PAM's combat mode if you can convince her you're a manager. You do this by using corporate speak to convince an employee to work over time.

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