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What was the original Vux insult?
« on: December 09, 2004, 05:12:05 am »

Is it hinted anywhere? And did the Captain who made the insult managed to get away?
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Re: What was the original Vux insult?
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2004, 05:19:40 am »

Captian Rand remarked: "That's the ugliest freak-face I've ever seen"

From the SC 2 manual....

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Re: What was the original Vux insult?
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2004, 05:22:13 am »

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Captian Rand remarked: "That's the ugliest freak-face I've ever seen"

From the SC 2 manual....

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Re: What was the original Vux insult?
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2004, 09:41:49 am »

I thought he quipped that VUX stood for "Very Ugly Xenoforms" or something.
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Re: What was the original Vux insult?
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2004, 02:22:35 pm »

Captain Rand was his name I think.

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Re: What was the original Vux insult?
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2004, 09:11:16 pm »

I guess the insult, from Rand, was that the VUX were ugly. However,
the VUX reveal later that there is another reason (a deeper reason)
why they don't like humans:

I quote:

But now you have forced us to reveal our REAL reason for hating you humans
an embarrassing reason with no acceptable justification, but nonetheless undeniable!
Human! You are SOOO ugly, SOOO hideous to us that we will NEVER be able to find peace with your species!
Whenever we see your kind, we just want to kick you!... stomp on you!... squish you!...
...vaporize your ugly faces from the entire universe!
We know its unreasonable! We know that you had no choice about how you look!
We know that it is cruel fate that the Creator made you appear like putrid excretion
but WE JUST CAN'T HANDLE IT!
Why right now, because of your insufferable wretchedness
I am faced with a grotesque choice: keep talking to you and regurgitate uncontrollably
or break off communication and attack your vessel...

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Re: What was the original Vux insult?
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2004, 06:22:02 am »

I dunno if anyone knows, but my post was directly from the SC2 manual... so I think that would be the best source of the insult Tongue
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Re: What was the original Vux insult?
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2004, 07:56:01 am »

True. Where did the Very Ugly Xenoforms thing come from then?
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Re: What was the original Vux insult?
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2004, 02:09:43 pm »

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I guess the insult, from Rand, was that the VUX were ugly. However,
the VUX reveal later that there is another reason (a deeper reason)
why they don't like humans:

I quote:

But now you have forced us to reveal our REAL reason for hating you humans
an embarrassing reason with no acceptable justification, but nonetheless undeniable!
Human! You are SOOO ugly, SOOO hideous to us that we will NEVER be able to find peace with your species!
Whenever we see your kind, we just want to kick you!... stomp on you!... squish you!...
...vaporize your ugly faces from the entire universe!
We know its unreasonable! We know that you had no choice about how you look!
We know that it is cruel fate that the Creator made you appear like putrid excretion
but WE JUST CAN'T HANDLE IT!
Why right now, because of your insufferable wretchedness
I am faced with a grotesque choice: keep talking to you and regurgitate uncontrollably
or break off communication and attack your vessel...

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Thats SC3 fluff tho. Because SC3 was made by different people and chucked out a lot of the SC2 ideas and storylines, things like that (especially such a cop-out thing) are not considered cannon by some.
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Re: What was the original Vux insult?
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2004, 05:18:52 pm »

Err... that's a SC2 quote.  Roll Eyes You get it if you keep apologizing for the insult.

It also continues:

"Or, (urp) both." (Then he attacks, natch)
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Re: What was the original Vux insult?
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2004, 08:41:39 pm »

As Xander just pointed out, that quote was pulled from the
UQM (SC2) content files. I remembered stumbling across it once, when
during a long game, I tried to be-friend the VUX.... Waste of
time, but I got a LOT of RUs out of it.
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Re: What was the original Vux insult?
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2004, 02:45:39 am »

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True. Where did the Very Ugly Xenoforms thing come from then?

It is what Earth Xenobiologists call them, and thus why name V.U.X. -> VUX. (Sc1 manual)
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Re: What was the original Vux insult?
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2004, 06:11:51 pm »

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It is what Earth Xenobiologists call them, and thus why name V.U.X. -> VUX. (Sc1 manual)

Now, I'm not an expert on these kinds of things, but aren't biologists (xeno or otherwise) supposed to be scientific? I hardly think categorising a life form as "ugly" counts as scientific...
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Re: What was the original Vux insult?
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2004, 08:30:07 pm »

Personally I think the Umgah look worse than the VUX...  Same with the Ilwrath.  But that's just a personal thing of not liking blobs with eyes and mouths all over, nor liking spiders.

However, I agree that it doesn't sound scientific.  Maybe all the good scientists were at Unzervault? Tongue
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Re: What was the original Vux insult?
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2004, 02:33:13 am »

The whole galaxy seems to havea twisted sense of humour in
the SC future. That's what happens when you let programmers
write Fate.
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