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* ShoutOut: Togra University and itís leader Alpheus Schreiber are references to ''VideoGame/DarkReign'' involving a scientist named Alpheus Togra.


A 4x Strategy game set on an alien planet developed by Creator/ProxyStudios, [[VideoGame/PandoraFirstContact Pandora: First Contact]] a self proclaimed spiritual successor to ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'', with factions paralleling the ones in its predecessor.

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A 4x [[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pandora_first_contact.png]]
''Pandora: First Contact'' is a FourX
Strategy game set on an alien planet planet, developed by Creator/ProxyStudios, [[VideoGame/PandoraFirstContact Pandora: First Contact]] Proxy Studios and released in 2013. It is a self proclaimed spiritual successor to ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'', with factions paralleling the ones in its predecessor.



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* YouHaveFailedMe: Noxium Corporation does this to its own security force for letting the Imperium make off with their colony ship. Which involves cutting off their bonuses and/or throwing them out the airlock.

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* YouHaveFailedMe: Noxium Corporation does this to its own security force for letting the Imperium make off with their colony ship. Which involves cutting off their bonuses and/or throwing them out the airlock.airlock.
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* AnimalWrongsGroup: Terra Salvum. Which may or may not have repeatedly nuked the earth in it's terror attacks to force it's enviromentalist worldview onto it.



* CrapsackWorld: Unlike Alpha Centauri there is no democratic faction to hold them together and most of the factions are immoral and evil.

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* CrapsackWorld: Unlike Alpha Centauri there is no democratic faction to hold them together and most of the factions are that isn't in some way immoral and evil.


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* EvilVsEvil: Every single faction in Pandora is in effect, the worst parts of an ideology taken to their extreme. Even worse? [[WellIntentionedExtremist they all believe]] [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans in what they're doing]]. From the blatantly autocratic Solar Dynasty to Terra Salvum, which was ''founded'' by a decade-long terror campaign.

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* ShoutOut:
** Mechanization Era agents are described as being fitted with "[[Anime/GhostInTheShell Kusanagi]] devices"
** Several techs, units, and pieces of equipment have their names lifted directly from VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri techs, such as Industrial automation and the use for "formers" as a term for worker/terraformer units and fusion lasers and silksteel armor as unit modules.
** The Mechanization Era tank chassis is called the [[TabletopGame/{{Battletech}} Demolisher Tank]].


* AlcubierreDrive: According to the [[AllInTheManual manual]], this type of propulsion was invented by the Togra University and improved by Noxium scientists to the point where it could be feasibly used to accelerate a ship to relativistic speeds (not FTL, though). Thus, all the colony ships were equipped with them.

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* AlcubierreDrive: According to the [[AllInTheManual [[AllThereInTheManual manual]], this type of propulsion was invented by the Togra University and improved by Noxium scientists to the point where it could be feasibly used to accelerate a ship to relativistic speeds (not FTL, though). Thus, all the colony ships were equipped with them.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: The game as a whole is this to ''Alpha Centauri''.


* SpiritualSuccessor: Of ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri''. In fact, it plays almost exactly like SMAC with upgraded graphics.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Of ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri''. In fact, it plays almost exactly like SMAC with upgraded Civilizations V's graphics.


* BloodKnight: James Heid's motivation for going to space is he doesn't want to be left out of the next war.

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* BloodKnight: James Heid's motivation for going to space Pandora is he doesn't want to be left out of the next war.

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* BloodKnight: James Heid's motivation for going to space is he doesn't want to be left out of the next war.

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* YouHaveFailedMe: Noxium Corporation does this to its own security force for letting the Imperium make off with their colony ship. Which involves cutting off their bonuses and/or throwing them out the airlock.


* the militaristic Imperium
* the theocratic Divine Ascension
* the technocratic Togra University
* the capitalist Noxium Corporation
* the environmentalist Terra Salvum
* the fascist Solar Dynasty
* the diplomatic Ambassadors

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* the militaristic Imperium
Imperium, led by Admiral James Heid
* the theocratic Divine Ascension
Ascension, led by Lady Lilith Vermillion
* the technocratic Togra University
University, led by Doctor Alpheus Schreiber
* the capitalist Noxium Corporation
Corporation, led by Director Eric Preston
* the environmentalist Terra Salvum
Salvum, led by Advocate Vivian Gardinier
* the fascist Solar Dynasty
Dynasty, led by Prime Minister Yun Xi
* the diplomatic Ambassadors
Ambassadors, led by Secretary Itala Palomino

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* AlcubierreDrive: According to the [[AllInTheManual manual]], this type of propulsion was invented by the Togra University and improved by Noxium scientists to the point where it could be feasibly used to accelerate a ship to relativistic speeds (not FTL, though). Thus, all the colony ships were equipped with them.


* SendInTheClones: The leader of the Solar Dynasty is a clone of said nation's founder and a good chunk of the Solar Dynasty's colony expedition are ''his'' clones.

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* SendInTheClones: The leader of the Solar Dynasty is a clone of said nation's founder and a good chunk of the Solar Dynasty's colony expedition are ''his'' clones. clones.
* SleeperStarship: All the factions except for Terra Salvum arrived in these, built by the Noxium Corporation and sold to (or stolen by) the others. Terra Salvum lacked the funds to buy a ship, so they stole the plans and built their own.

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** According to the Imperium {{backstory}}, this is how the original founders of Empire Management were killed by a disgruntled employee. Using one of their own {{Kill Sat}}s to boot.

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