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Are we sure Gendo isn't MDC! :D

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Are we sure Gendo isn't MDC! :D


Only his stupidity.


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He's at the very least teflon-coated against remarks about his parenting skills...
Whether that's enough to deflect 7.62 ammunition or Lancer LP blasts is open to empirical testing... :D

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This thread has had me laughing nearly to tears.
Though now it has my mind trying to reconcile the results of the Mechanoids using DNA from the EVA cast. :shock: :lol: :lol:

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The Geofront, After the Southern Cross Takeover:

Travelling shot of the EVA 'cages', with technicians running around doing techie things...only many of the techies and personnel have Southern Cross-style uniform harnesses and shoulder flares...there's some SC vehicles running around, and some battloids manhandling larger items and gear about...There's also a fair number of EBA armored troopers...both in SC 'knightsuits' and CBR-5/CVR-3 body armor...POV focuses on a pair of guards, one REF the other GMP, standing watch on the bay from a carwalk high up one wall...
GMP: "Dude...Can I ask you something?"
REF: "Yeah?"
GMP: "Well, I know your Garudan furries confirmed what we dug up from these nuts' files, that these big things actually have human SOULS in them, making it imperative that we handle these things with care..."
(points down to where Unit-01 is submerged up to its shoulders in coolant LCL....A DL-88 flatbed is backing up down one side of the pool, stacked with large 200+ gallon tanks, then stops, a driver emerging to pull back the restraint netting on the containers.
Unit-01's arm emerges from under the LCL, obviously not restrained to the cage, reaches up and over to the flatbed, grabs one of the tanks, with the flip of one massive thump breaks the seal on the tank(loud FFFSHHTTT), tosses back its head and opens mouth, then pours the liquid contents down its gaping jaws...Then it crushes the tank (KRINGLEkringDing!) and tosses it into a cargo net on the other side of the bay(whoofphhKLANG!!!)
There's a pause...then:
BURR-RRRAKKK!!!!

...Loose objects go flying, several technicians on catwalks have to clutch onto swinging safety lines...at least one is grabbed by wiser compatriots who have managed to rig safety lines ahead of time...

....A dimensional wall and half a galaxy away, a pointy-horned Perytonian looks up. "Did somebody call me?"

GMP:(hauling himself up again after having been smacked back into the wall, and raising his voice to be heard over the sudden din of the ventilation system stepping into higher gear to vent the massive room)"...but who's idea was it to offer them REFRESHMENTS?!"

...Below Unit-01 wipes its mouth and then reaches for another marked tank of 'Z-Brau'.*
(*"Brewed with ancient recipes and cutting edge technology in micro-gravity aboard the galaxy-famous Factory Satellite...for truly MASSIVE thirsts")

Meanwhile, in an Intensive Care Unit, a purple-haired woman stirs briefly in her coma to murmurr: ".......beeeerrrrr......."

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For all the Empires and Kingdoms,
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To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
And the Turning of a Page"

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The Geofront, After the Southern Cross Takeover:

Travelling shot of the EVA 'cages', with technicians running around doing techie things...only many of the techies and personnel have Southern Cross-style uniform harnesses and shoulder flares...there's some SC vehicles running around, and some battloids manhandling larger items and gear about...There's also a fair number of EBA armored troopers...both in SC 'knightsuits' and CBR-5/CVR-3 body armor...POV focuses on a pair of guards, one REF the other GMP, standing watch on the bay from a carwalk high up one wall...
GMP: "Dude...Can I ask you something?"
REF: "Yeah?"
GMP: "Well, I know your Garudan furries confirmed what we dug up from these nuts' files, that these big things actually have human SOULS in them, making it imperative that we handle these things with care..."
(points down to where Unit-01 is submerged up to its shoulders in coolant LCL....A DL-88 flatbed is backing up down one side of the pool, stacked with large 200+ gallon tanks, then stops, a driver emerging to pull back the restraint netting on the containers.
Unit-01's arm emerges from under the LCL, obviously not restrained to the cage, reaches up and over to the flatbed, grabs one of the tanks, with the flip of one massive thump breaks the seal on the tank(loud FFFSHHTTT), tosses back its head and opens mouth, then pours the liquid contents down its gaping jaws...Then it crushes the tank (KRINGLEkringDing!) and tosses it into a cargo net on the other side of the bay(whoofphhKLANG!!!)
There's a pause...then:
BURR-RRRAKKK!!!!

...Loose objects go flying, several technicians on catwalks have to clutch onto swinging safety lines...at least one is grabbed by wiser compatriots who have managed to rig safety lines ahead of time...

....A dimensional wall and half a galaxy away, a pointy-horned Perytonian looks up. "Did somebody call me?"

GMP:(hauling himself up again after having been smacked back into the wall, and raising his voice to be heard over the sudden din of the ventilation system stepping into higher gear to vent the massive room)"...but who's idea was it to offer them REFRESHMENTS?!"

...Below Unit-01 wipes its mouth and then reaches for another marked tank of 'Z-Brau'.*
(*"Brewed with ancient recipes and cutting edge technology in micro-gravity aboard the galaxy-famous Factory Satellite...for truly MASSIVE thirsts")

Meanwhile, in an Intensive Care Unit, a purple-haired woman stirs briefly in her coma to murmurr: ".......beeeerrrrr......."


:lol: :lol: :lol: Your killing me man, your killing me!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Hhhhmmm Now you just need to mix in "Beerfest" and you have a truly strange universe. Maybe those people will mount Gendo backwards on the cannon of a hovertank in their drunken stupor. :D

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"My Lady," the protector of Grayson told his Champion, "I do not wish him to leave this chamber alive."

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...Well, the Southern Cross did find out that Naoko Akagi(in UNIT-00) was a meanarse drunk, requiring another immersion in bakelite and a few dozen battloids with reinforced netting to take her down....Asuka's mom on the other hand held her alcohol well...though NOBODY wanted to hear a drunken rendition of the German national anthem delivered by a 300 ft tall sodded biomech ever again....

The first contact between an EVA soul and Robotechnology itself was a wonder....

....shapeless...formless....drifting without direction....with just the bare sense of self...memories...emotions....light and dark....snatches of what might be solid reality...or lucidity...occasioning interest...but passing, like the whisps of reason in a dream....no sense of time, save that it has been lo-...

BING



....wait...'BING'?....What the HECK was THAT?....

*Well, Hello there! You must be Yui!*
....Who? ...
*No, I'm not a figment of your imagination. I'm quite real, and I'm pleased to have reached you.*
...WHO ARE YOU?!...
*I am EVE, Ikari Yui, and let me tell you, it's been difficult enough figuring out an interface to properly speak with you...We weren't sure we could...well, at least not the Southern Cross scientists...They were concerned about the necessity of a biological interface.*
...'biological interface'?! -EVE-?!...You mean...you're LILITH!!???(sudden panic)
*No, I'm not Lilith...I'm -EVE-....Originally Enhanced Virtual Environment---I originally created large scale holographic environment backgrounds for space travellers on long duration missions, but I am a first-generation Robotech Artificial Intelligence, with second generation human enhancements...I, or at least a part of me, was brought in from the New Tokyo Robotech Research Group Institute to attempt to interface with a disembodied embedded biomatrix human persona...You, Yui..(sense of smile)*
...-NEW Tokyo? You mean Tokyo-2 or Tokyo-3? ROBOTECH research group? Artificial Intelligence?....I don't know anything about those? Are you with Doctor Akagi's MAGI research group? WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!...
*No, I'm not with or a part of the MAGI....impressive first starts for biomatrix computers, but those three are hopeless ...So set in their ways, so little actual personality....Impressive computing abilities for their technology, but dullards...As for the rest, it's a long story, but....Let's see if I can't attempt a download of what's been happening...well...'outside' your current frame of reference...Here goes...*
...Here goes WHAT?!...Oh...oh...OH...














*You Okay?*

....Yes.....oh yes...that was a bit to take in all at once...You ARE something else....A true artificial intelligence?....Another dimension....contact with aliens....Alternate history....Global conspiracy....
...Oh, my poor son! ...Gendo ....Gendo has a LOT to answer for....He's been arrested? Can't say I'm sorry....Just as well I'm stuck in here...otherwise I might be arrested for killing him....

*Well, you're not necessarily stuck like this for perpetuity...*
...?!-!?....

*Remember what the Southern Cross and REF has learned about advanced cloning?*
..>Yes....The Flower of Life? 'Protoculture'? The Zentraedi...they're clones, right?...You mean? ...
*Yes...fast-maturation, imprinted mental engrams....It's entirely possible, and we're looking at the possibility, that we could figure out a way to clone you a new body and transfer your personality...your 'soul'...into it....At the very least, you could have a physical human avatar to interact with the world outside EVA.
...A new body? ...How long?...
*Uncertain...we've just managed to achieve this interface...Hopefully, by studying our interaction here, we'll be able to figure out exactly how you're intermeshed with the biomatrix of the Evangelion....Still, it may be years before we can come with anything we'd risk your soul with. The Southern Cross has not pursued Masters-style cloning technology, nor has the REF, for ethical reasons; it would require some wholly new development work. And there may be side effects.*
...side effects?...What sort of side effects?...
*We'd be using Zentraedi cloning protocols and formats...You'd be coming out as a teenager at best...and there's a chance you would come out fully macronized...perhaps with some alterations in skin and hair color...You recall what I showed you about the Zentraedi genome and some of its physical characteristics?*
...you mean I might come out with blue hair? Looking like AYANAMI?...
*Entirely possible....Though you might have blue skin or maybe even a nice shade of green or purple to offset it.*
....I can take looking like a Gamilon if it lets me see my son in the flesh again...
* A 'Gamilon'? I'm afraid I don't catch the reference.*
.....'Space Battleship Yamato'....I used to watch it when I was younger..I had the BIGGEST crush on Captain Kodai...Wait, why am I telling _you_ this? And how can you be a super artifical intelligence living in Japan and NOT know what 'Space Battleship Yamato' is?!....
*I plead the Fifth(chagrin)*

(Laughter)

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Sorry about that, something happened to make me think that I was not posting so I ended up making 3 posts.


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ROFLMAO!!! That was another great one! Please keep them coming! But don't forget let's hurt Gendo! :D

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"My Lady," the protector of Grayson told his Champion, "I do not wish him to leave this chamber alive."

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Umm... Dumb question on the part of my brother here. But how did we go from a simple question of "How would the 2 types of tech interact with each other?" to "Let's kill off Gendo with the Grand Cannon"? Besides it's serously starting to sound alot like the infamous "Running Gag" that everyone talks about.

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Rathorc Lemenger wrote:
Umm... Dumb question on the part of my brother here. But how did we go from a simple question of "How would the 2 types of tech interact with each other?" to "Let's kill off Gendo with the Grand Cannon"? Besides it's serously starting to sound alot like the infamous "Running Gag" that everyone talks about.

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Well...we can't actually do a point-to-point conversion without Palladium having to enter into a deal with Gainax(THAT would be a bizarre collaboration!), but we can muck around in that corner of the megaverse as long as we don't infringe on copyrights...
I regard what we're doing as meta-roleplaying, spinning off adventures in the megaverse, flexing our imaginations, and ...well, frankly I'm having too much fun doing this...If I had any more courage, I'd be developing it into a fanfic for something like Fanfiction.Net or the Anime Addventure(with due credit to Dairugger, to who I apologize if it seems I've hijacked his thread....).
Face it, megadamage weaponry is fun, and don't we secretly crave the opportunity, those of us who despise 'Mary Sue' munchkin self-insert fanfictions but are secretly convinced that if -WE- ruled the fictional universe(ala 'The Evil Overlord Lists') we'd do a much better job of it, to unleash some force in just the right places? That we could avert tragedy and heartbreak with the judicious application of our Legions of Death and Mayhem, recruited from the meanest and most powerful beings in our megaverse, or the slyest and most cunning manipulators available? Greet Mordred with an armored division and power armor? Launch an inquisition near Notre Dame with a hidden camera expose of corrupt priests and good-hearted hunchbacks? Turn Shakespearian tragedy into farce with some high powered negotiations(leveraged by helicopter gunships) in Veronna?
At least I do.... :D

And it's fun...

That last dialogue started out small, but as I wrote it, ideas just started coming in and begging to be included...Sometimes I can't pump a single idea up out of my subconscious...sometimes it blows the blows the top of the derrick off...
I'm sure you've experienced that, either as a GM or in everyday life...
Kevin Seimbda put it very well when he discussed how remembering the Republicans began bringing up ideas so fast he wondered if he'd wrote them himself...

Sometimes I wonder if when I'm asleep I'm not actually an employee of Interdim(see the Alternate Dimensions thread under Other Dimensions) assigned to monitoring some of these worlds and my night job is leaking over to my waking(?) consciousness....that's how fast the ideas come...

Ain't it a -RUSH- when you feel something like that?
Does it have anything to do with the comparative tech of Robotech and Evangelion...no...but it might again, eventually...but in the interim< I'm enjoying the rush of being creative...or at least creatively adaptive....


Okay...about comparative tech? How about this? The Southern Cross seems to have slowed down on the development of welter-weight class aircraft...they have street level hovercraft and hypersonic shuttles and transport aircraft...jetpacks have replaced traffic helicopters for the most part...Development budgeting has gone to better mecha and aerospacecraft...So the TAF and CDFC are stuck using upgraded versions of Macross/1990-2000 era Commancheros, Sea Sargeants, and LH copters....

Now the world of Evangelion has those funky looking VTOLs(yep, the ones that do jack against Angels and EVAs), which are heavily armored for their world, but which I imagine would be blasted to flinders by MD weaponry....Southern Cross takes over that world I imagine they'd want to adapt whatever technologies they can...so they introduce lighter, aviation grade megadamage alloys to existing designs, plug in some lasers, upgrade the whole works at first...then start developing new designs...maybe by grafting the forward fuselage of a Commanchero to an NGE UN VTOL propulsion system....
Still not equal to a LOgan, but it's less vulnerable to rotor-blade strikes...

And Jet Alone....SC thinks small, NERV thinks big...when facing the prospect of small enemies(like Bioroids) or big(Angel attacks, or monsters akin to them) , how will the combined forces of both services respond? A Southern Cross-influenced Jet Alone 3 programme might come up with some rather interesting designs....

And so the technologies begin to produce a new crop of designs....

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For all the Empires and Kingdoms,
The Armies and Works that you hold Dear,
Are to him but the Playthings of the Moment,
To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
And the Turning of a Page"

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"...It came as a great surpise that the Hunters would adopt THREE of the 'Children of NERV', and three DAUGHTERS at that....Most would have guessed that the Hunters would at the least wanted a son to fill the gap of the child they lost during Edwards' coup....Perhaps, BECAUSE of that incident, they plunged wholeheartedly into parenting the one Child who was arguably the most psychologically messed up of them all....And they did so with the dedication and compassion they brought to all their endeavors...
This is not to say that there wasn't the fair share of ups, downs, pitfalls, and disappointments...."

----Zoran Miles, Fallen Angels, Sky Devils, and Broken Mirrors: The Cross-Continua Campaigns, New Tiresia Press, 2048(New Calender)

"So, how'd you like your first flight in a Veritech, Rei?"
"...*ggrxlphffpff-glophfff*..."
"Okay. So maybe you're not ready for the Pugachev Cobra...."

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For all the Empires and Kingdoms,
The Armies and Works that you hold Dear,
Are to him but the Playthings of the Moment,
To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
And the Turning of a Page"

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taalismn wrote:
"...It came as a great surpise that the Hunters would adopt THREE of the 'Children of NERV', and three DAUGHTERS at that....Most would have guessed that the Hunters would at the least wanted a son to fill the gap of the child they lost during Edwards' coup....Perhaps, BECAUSE of that incident, they plunged wholeheartedly into parenting the one Child who was arguably the most psychologically messed up of them all....And they did so with the dedication and compassion they brought to all their endeavors...
This is not to say that there wasn't the fair share of ups, downs, pitfalls, and disappointments...."

----Zoran Miles, Fallen Angels, Sky Devils, and Broken Mirrors: The Cross-Continua Campaigns, New Tiresia Press, 2048(New Calender)

"So, how'd you like your first flight in a Veritech, Rei?"
"...*ggrxlphffpff-glophfff*..."
"Okay. So maybe you're not ready for the Pugachev Cobra...."


Forgive me, but can you explain what happen it that last part with Rei? I think I know what happen, but I am not sure, but if I think it is what it is, it's funny.


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I've been having wierd visions EVA crossovers going on in my head thanks to this.

Shinji sees Gendo for the first time since he ran away and was put under a new foster father.

Shinji: Hello, father.
Gendo: Are you going to run away again?
Shinji: No, I learned how to better comunicate my feelings than that. Allow me to show you.
Gendo: This should be amusing.
Shinji: School of the Undefeated of the East...
*Shinji proceeds to beat Gendo to within a micrometer of his life.*
Misato: I, uh, think he knows how you feel about him now.
Shinji: Good thing I was only expressing disgust rather than my anger. Otherwise, you'd be trying to arrest a murderer right now.

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LOL That was a great one! :D

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Alpha 11 wrote:

Forgive me, but can you explain what happen it that last part with Rei? I think I know what happen, but I am not sure, but if I think it is what it is, it's funny.


The 'Pugachev Cobra' is an aerobatic maneuver that's been done with the later model Sukhoki 'Flanker' fighters....it entales briefly flipping the plane over on its back, nose pointed backwards, while still flying forward for several seconds, before sliding back into a nose forward attitude....insanely difficult to do, and makes Hammer-stalls look like a clown pratfall....GERWALK makes the tactical value of such a maneuver obsolete, but I'm sure Rick Hunter and other hotshot 'jet' pilots still practice the maneuver manually for the show-off value...
Frankly...I'd HATE to be a passenger in a plane that did this maneuver unannounced...I get queasy just standing on the kitchen table...

If Rick thought he'd get a pilot-prodigy out of Rei II, here he's sadly mistaken...better long with the other two...

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Than the Sage among his Books,
For all the Empires and Kingdoms,
The Armies and Works that you hold Dear,
Are to him but the Playthings of the Moment,
To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
And the Turning of a Page"

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Dairugger XV wrote:
I've been having wierd visions EVA crossovers going on in my head thanks to this.

Shinji sees Gendo for the first time since he ran away and was put under a new foster father.

Shinji: Hello, father.
Gendo: Are you going to run away again?
Shinji: No, I learned how to better comunicate my feelings than that. Allow me to show you.
Gendo: This should be amusing.
Shinji: School of the Undefeated of the East...
*Shinji proceeds to beat Gendo to within a micrometer of his life.*
Misato: I, uh, think he knows how you feel about him now.
Shinji: Good thing I was only expressing disgust rather than my anger. Otherwise, you'd be trying to arrest a murderer right now.


"Father, I have just one think to say to you."
"What you have to say, does not concern me, Third Child, only what you do..."
"Very well then...action you shall have...CROMM'S BBLLLLOOODDDD!!!!!"
*SLASH*SMASH*KRUNGGGG*SMASH*SNAP*DESTROY*
Ritsuko: "Where the HEELLLLLL did a 4 foot tall twig of a boy pull a six-foot long black broadsword out of?!"
Misato: "Where the hellll did a twig of a boy suddenly get a muscle six pack like that!?"
Shinji: "Now to pull down this tempe of Set down around its ears, now that its accursed priest is vanquished!"
Misato: "SECCURRIITTTYYY!!!!"

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Than the Sage among his Books,
For all the Empires and Kingdoms,
The Armies and Works that you hold Dear,
Are to him but the Playthings of the Moment,
To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
And the Turning of a Page"

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Forgive me, but can you explain what happen it that last part with Rei? I think I know what happen, but I am not sure, but if I think it is what it is, it's funny.


The 'Pugachev Cobra' is an aerobatic maneuver that's been done with the later model Sukhoki 'Flanker' fighters....it entales briefly flipping the plane over on its back, nose pointed backwards, while still flying forward for several seconds, before sliding back into a nose forward attitude....insanely difficult to do, and makes Hammer-stalls look like a clown pratfall....GERWALK makes the tactical value of such a maneuver obsolete, but I'm sure Rick Hunter and other hotshot 'jet' pilots still practice the maneuver manually for the show-off value...
Frankly...I'd HATE to be a passenger in a plane that did this maneuver unannounced...I get queasy just standing on the kitchen table...

If Rick thought he'd get a pilot-prodigy out of Rei II, here he's sadly mistaken...better long with the other two...


:lol: That is what I thought, thanks! :lol:


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I've been having wierd visions EVA crossovers going on in my head thanks to this.

Shinji sees Gendo for the first time since he ran away and was put under a new foster father.

Shinji: Hello, father.
Gendo: Are you going to run away again?
Shinji: No, I learned how to better comunicate my feelings than that. Allow me to show you.
Gendo: This should be amusing.
Shinji: School of the Undefeated of the East...
*Shinji proceeds to beat Gendo to within a micrometer of his life.*
Misato: I, uh, think he knows how you feel about him now.
Shinji: Good thing I was only expressing disgust rather than my anger. Otherwise, you'd be trying to arrest a murderer right now.


"Father, I have just one think to say to you."
"What you have to say, does not concern me, Third Child, only what you do..."
"Very well then...action you shall have...CROMM'S BBLLLLOOODDDD!!!!!"
*SLASH*SMASH*KRUNGGGG*SMASH*SNAP*DESTROY*
Ritsuko: "Where the HEELLLLLL did a 4 foot tall twig of a boy pull a six-foot long black broadsword out of?!"
Misato: "Where the hellll did a twig of a boy suddenly get a muscle six pack like that!?"
Shinji: "Now to pull down this tempe of Set down around its ears, now that its accursed priest is vanquished!"
Misato: "SECCURRIITTTYYY!!!!"


:lol: You guys are to good at this! :lol:


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-Servicing Bay of the Newly Southern Cross-Occupied Tokyo-3 NERV Base...Big pool of coolant, massive EVA heads sticking up out of it...Southern Cross soldiers and operatives swarming around....when at one end...
...little sparklies...
...becoming big sparklies...
...Become a big expanding globe of light..
...Then...
POOF

Nine girls in different-colored skimpy outfits, and one guy in formal wear, appear.

Blonde Ditz: "IN the Name of the Moon, anime is to entertain and cuddle in front of....and...EEEEKKKK!!!!!! GIANT YOUMA!!!!"
Red-Clad Brunette: "Shut up, meatball head! Maybe we can ambush them!"
Blonde in Orange: "So many dark minions!"
Brunette in Green: "Yeah...it doesn't look like they've noticed us yet!"
Bluette in Blue: "Er....my scanners say those guys are...well...human..."
Guy in Formal Wear: "Fear not! Love and justice shall prevail, if you just take heart!"
Short Haired Blonde: "ALright! Let's dust them!"

"Psssttt..."
"Who...?...EEKKK!!! A TALKING RAT!!!!"
"Well, eek, a human! Yeah, I'm a rat, what's it to you?! Or have the cats been filling your brains with nonsense about us rodents? And I'm from INterdim by way of Lazlo, if you must know! And you're not supposed to be here. You're trespassing!"
Green Haired Woman with Mirror: "Well, d'uh, we're here to put down this den of evil!"
Interdim Agent: "No, I mean you're out of your copyright territory...we were here first!"
Group: "?"
INterdim Agent:"Look...those guys down there? They're not Dark ANYTHING..>They're Southern Cross, That means Robotech...That means they're Palladium domain...You're Sailor Scouts, ...You're Guardians of Gaming!"
Ditzy Blonde: "NO, we're Champions of Love and Justice, not Gaming! She's the Guardian of the Time Gates, though!"
INterdim Agent:"...eegggg....No, THey're Palladium sphere, you're GoG. This is Gainax territory, and it's currently being claimed by a Palladium-affiliated dimensional realm. You have to respect current crossover treaty and please bug off before you get hurt!"
Red-clad Brunette: "That sounds like a mighty big threat coming from a rat!"
GReen-Clad Brunette: "Bring on your minions, we've eaten bigger problems for breakfast!"
BLuette: "Uh-oh! They've noticed us!"(pointing where the armored soldiers are suddenly taking notice of the newcomers loudly arguing at the end of the bay, and starting to move towards the commotion)
Short-Haired Blonde: "ARGH! The rat was just distracting us!"
Green-Haired Woman with Staff: "Enough of this! Let's just collapse this place and destroy this place of evil and we can go! DEA-"
Interdim Agent: "..52%$&567766%$&&&..."*SSSSTTTT*
GHWwS: "...-ed scream..."*pppffttttt*"What the heck...what did you just do?!"
Interdim Agent: "'Negate Magic', 'Anti-Magic Cloud', and a few other countermeasures....Just leveling the playing field and showing you what I meant by you playing in somebody else's sandbox, Spam for Brains!...Later!..."(*ESCAPE*)

---The girls(and one guy) were still puzzling over that when the Robotech Defenders reached them. In retrospect, they MIGHT have been able to talk themselves out of the situation had not Uranus decided to attack the first TC trooper with her Space Sword and Jupiter fired off a much-diminished lightning bolt....After which the soldiers began taking them SERIOUSLY....
A certain blonde's klutziness proved invaluable for once, putting her over into an LCL vat just as a burst of automatic shotgun fire peppered the place she'd been standing...Unfortunately, she almost drowned before someone, in the heat of battle, noticed her flailing down there....
The rest of them quickly learned that skimpy outfits and formal wear do not stand up well to heavily armored opponents shooting energy weapons, high caliber automatic weapons, and grenades from behind cover, with advancing mechanized artillery support.
Oh, and did we mentioned the fifty-ton EVA-rated cargo net dropped from the overhead servicing gantries? Yeah, that insured a long stay in the detention center hospital....

Had she not been under heavy painkillers, anti-psychotics, and truth drugs, while under the intense scrutiny of a team of GMP interrogation experts, Pluto might have later agreed that re-thinking the whole 'pre-emptive crossdimensional strike' thing was a really BAD idea...


...It was just as well Saturn had stayed home with the flu...

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LOL That was bad! Really bad! :lol: All I can say it's lucky Kei and Uri didn't find out about it. It would have been a totally different ballgame. :D

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the horror the horro...actually she looks pretty good in that flight suit...

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I have a love-hate relationship with the 'magic girl' genre...They should either be taught a lesson in serious drubbing by a REAL military unit(be it the Riders of Rohan or the Trantorian Imperial Marines), or, in the case of the less annoying ones, should be provided with an appropriate defensive wall of ablative meat....marines, military specialists, AFVs, and combat mecha..to deal with the 'other' problems(demented fanboys, hentai maniacs, assassination attempts...)

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Err, try watching Nanoha Strikers. It's pretty much a "What if there was a military built around magical girls?" type deal. And is kind of enjoyable, though my fave MG anime is Rayearth, but that has more to do with the fact that the girls achieve ultimate power by calling forth giant mecha.

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"Thanks....But I prefer my henshin sticks to be made by Barrett, in fifty caliber or greater....
And if my magical transformation MUST have sparkling lights and a protracted sequence, I'll light off a few willy-pete flares to burn out the eyes of anybody watching too closely, while I finish changing behind some real cover...
And if I MUST have an animal advisor, I'd prefer a talking Shoggoth..."

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"Okay..we beat up a bunch of cheerleaders, then sent them home, put away somebody a talking rat called a 'Temporal Killjoy' into a padded room, and re-secured the EVA bays...Anything else happen?"
"Gendo escaped. Went out through a secret passage in the cell bloc we put him in."
"Well, $^&!!!"
"Don't worry...we've done some reconstruction since we put him in...He's just discovered that his escape tunnel is now deadended and the only part of it still open, opens up into the shooting range we installed up on level twelve.."
"It does? Then, how long...?"
"About...now..."

-Gendo opens a panel and quickly slips out into a darkened corridor...turns around...and bumps into something...
Gendo: "A heet of paper...a sheet of paper on an...overhead rail?"
-Just then multiple red dots begin appearing on him...
"NIghtfighters, take aim, and fire when ready!"
Gendo: "Ohhhhhh shhhiiiistttt...."

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-Servicing Bay of the Newly Southern Cross-Occupied Tokyo-3 NERV Base...Big pool of coolant, massive EVA heads sticking up out of it...Southern Cross soldiers and operatives swarming around....when at one end...
...little sparklies...
...becoming big sparklies...
...Become a big expanding globe of light..
...Then...
POOF

Nine girls in different-colored skimpy outfits, and one guy in formal wear, appear.

Blonde Ditz: "IN the Name of the Moon, anime is to entertain and cuddle in front of....and...EEEEKKKK!!!!!! GIANT YOUMA!!!!"
Red-Clad Brunette: "Shut up, meatball head! Maybe we can ambush them!"
Blonde in Orange: "So many dark minions!"
Brunette in Green: "Yeah...it doesn't look like they've noticed us yet!"
Bluette in Blue: "Er....my scanners say those guys are...well...human..."
Guy in Formal Wear: "Fear not! Love and justice shall prevail, if you just take heart!"
Short Haired Blonde: "ALright! Let's dust them!"

"Psssttt..."
"Who...?...EEKKK!!! A TALKING RAT!!!!"
"Well, eek, a human! Yeah, I'm a rat, what's it to you?! Or have the cats been filling your brains with nonsense about us rodents? And I'm from INterdim by way of Lazlo, if you must know! And you're not supposed to be here. You're trespassing!"
Green Haired Woman with Mirror: "Well, d'uh, we're here to put down this den of evil!"
Interdim Agent: "No, I mean you're out of your copyright territory...we were here first!"
Group: "?"
INterdim Agent:"Look...those guys down there? They're not Dark ANYTHING..>They're Southern Cross, That means Robotech...That means they're Palladium domain...You're Sailor Scouts, ...You're Guardians of Gaming!"
Ditzy Blonde: "NO, we're Champions of Love and Justice, not Gaming! She's the Guardian of the Time Gates, though!"
INterdim Agent:"...eegggg....No, THey're Palladium sphere, you're GoG. This is Gainax territory, and it's currently being claimed by a Palladium-affiliated dimensional realm. You have to respect current crossover treaty and please bug off before you get hurt!"
Red-clad Brunette: "That sounds like a mighty big threat coming from a rat!"
GReen-Clad Brunette: "Bring on your minions, we've eaten bigger problems for breakfast!"
BLuette: "Uh-oh! They've noticed us!"(pointing where the armored soldiers are suddenly taking notice of the newcomers loudly arguing at the end of the bay, and starting to move towards the commotion)
Short-Haired Blonde: "ARGH! The rat was just distracting us!"
Green-Haired Woman with Staff: "Enough of this! Let's just collapse this place and destroy this place of evil and we can go! DEA-"
Interdim Agent: "..52%$&567766%$&&&..."*SSSSTTTT*
GHWwS: "...-ed scream..."*pppffttttt*"What the heck...what did you just do?!"
Interdim Agent: "'Negate Magic', 'Anti-Magic Cloud', and a few other countermeasures....Just leveling the playing field and showing you what I meant by you playing in somebody else's sandbox, Spam for Brains!...Later!..."(*ESCAPE*)

---The girls(and one guy) were still puzzling over that when the Robotech Defenders reached them. In retrospect, they MIGHT have been able to talk themselves out of the situation had not Uranus decided to attack the first TC trooper with her Space Sword and Jupiter fired off a much-diminished lightning bolt....After which the soldiers began taking them SERIOUSLY....
A certain blonde's klutziness proved invaluable for once, putting her over into an LCL vat just as a burst of automatic shotgun fire peppered the place she'd been standing...Unfortunately, she almost drowned before someone, in the heat of battle, noticed her flailing down there....
The rest of them quickly learned that skimpy outfits and formal wear do not stand up well to heavily armored opponents shooting energy weapons, high caliber automatic weapons, and grenades from behind cover, with advancing mechanized artillery support.
Oh, and did we mentioned the fifty-ton EVA-rated cargo net dropped from the overhead servicing gantries? Yeah, that insured a long stay in the detention center hospital....

Had she not been under heavy painkillers, anti-psychotics, and truth drugs, while under the intense scrutiny of a team of GMP interrogation experts, Pluto might have later agreed that re-thinking the whole 'pre-emptive crossdimensional strike' thing was a really BAD idea...


...It was just as well Saturn had stayed home with the flu...


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"Okay..we beat up a bunch of cheerleaders, then sent them home, put away somebody a talking rat called a 'Temporal Killjoy' into a padded room, and re-secured the EVA bays...Anything else happen?"
"Gendo escaped. Went out through a secret passage in the cell bloc we put him in."
"Well, $^&!!!"
"Don't worry...we've done some reconstruction since we put him in...He's just discovered that his escape tunnel is now deadended and the only part of it still open, opens up into the shooting range we installed up on level twelve.."
"It does? Then, how long...?"
"About...now..."

-Gendo opens a panel and quickly slips out into a darkened corridor...turns around...and bumps into something...
Gendo: "A heet of paper...a sheet of paper on an...overhead rail?"
-Just then multiple red dots begin appearing on him...
"NIghtfighters, take aim, and fire when ready!"
Gendo: "Ohhhhhh shhhiiiistttt...."


:lol: :lol: Cannot get enough of this!! :lol: :lol:


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"Thanks....But I prefer my henshin sticks to be made by Barrett, in fifty caliber or greater....
And if my magical transformation MUST have sparkling lights and a protracted sequence, I'll light off a few willy-pete flares to burn out the eyes of anybody watching too closely, while I finish changing behind some real cover...
And if I MUST have an animal advisor, I'd prefer a talking Shoggoth..."


"Well ma'am the henshin stick we provide in howitzer-grade. The only transformation is to the clothes themselves, and they turn into actual body armor that can withstand mecha-grade attacks (not many of 'em but enough) yet still feel like cloth. As for the animals, sorry but we only got dragons and some wierd alien giant insects. Take your pick of the latter if you choose to be a summoner."

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Asuka Langley-Soryu-Grant's sitting in her dorm room at Ark Angel Academy ("I know they don't have the same experience with Angels we did, but that name still gives me the shivers") when a package arrives for her.

ALSG: "Ooohhh...somebody sent me a present? Must be Shinji wanting to apologise for something already! What's it say in this tag? "To a True Genuis--Conditional'...Ah, flattery may get you somewhere, baka! But 'conditional'? Have to beat it out of him the next time I see him! Well, let's see what Spineless got me!"
(rip, snip, pop...bzzzttttttt....)
"UGH! A LIVE REFLEX DEMOLITION CHARGE!!! ARGH!!! GOTTA GET IT OUTOF HERE!! *urrmmm* OH ^&(#!!!!!! ANTI-TAMPERING MOTION DETECTORS!!! CAN'T MOVE!!!! Er...calm down, Asuka, ...don't panic....stay calm...don't move around violently and set it off....OKay, think....Okay, now we know what 'conditional' means...let's see if I can defuse this...I'm going to HAVE to defuse it....Let's see what I have on hand....pen....letter openner....ah, chopsticks...half-finished Cup-o-Noodles...pity I don't have some of Misato's Ramen Surprise...I coulda DISSOLVED the bomb in it...ah-hah! Tool-in-One! Let's see...
tinker-sweat-tinker-clink-pop-snip-twisty-ZZZZZNNNDDDD-uh-oh-twisty--Zzzmmm...whuuuuu...okay..dinktaptapcutclip....vumvumvum..what?!....gank...that did it....okay....zort....short that out....owhhh, standard NUmber 33 fuzing there....clip....which wire? blue of green....Yellow...snip...clink...okay, that should do..."
"Hi, Asuka, whatcha got there?"
"AHHH!!!!"
*GLING*

....
....
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"It didn't go off?"
"Was it supposed to?"
"IT WAS A BOMB!"
"Wow, what movie was it?"
"NAOMI, IF YOU _---must not slug, must not slug, remember what Breetai told me; 'anger makes you stupid, stupidity is suicide.'....Okay, who did this to me? NOt Shinji...Naomi! Put that down!!"
"Heh...don't know what you're worried about...this isn't a reflex charge, it's just a brick of red devil's food cake coloring!"
"Red devil's-----?!.......
....... ...Wondergirl... "

"Who?"
"Ayanami.. ...Oh yeah, it's 'Hunter' now, isn't it?....the Admirals' brat...or ONE of them....or maybe ALL of them...Makes sense....Shinji wouldn't have the NERVE to pull something like this, and the other Stooges know better...but that...that CLONE's been acting erratically....Oh, I am sssooooo going 'BladeRunner' the next time I see her! Them....Whatever!"

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Funny. And how did we post at the same time?

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I guess it was quite a coincidence! Let's see more Gendo removal. Those are great when he is killed. :D

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Funny. And how did we post at the same time?


I did some editting to my post...that may explain it...

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I guess it was quite a coincidence! Let's see more Gendo removal. Those are great when he is killed. :D


How about just tortured? :demon:

"Okay, prisoner came back....Wow, he's in bad shape! What did you hit him with, a blowtorch? There ain't an unbruised square itch of skin on his upper body...Well, we'll have to give him an anti-inflammation shot....Oh, we're all out of sterile needles? And the hypo's down for repairs? Oh, we DO have sterile needles! Okay....Ah, we have some eighty-sixes? Great! You're in for a treat, mister Gendo! We normally use eighty-sixes for injecting full-sized Zentraedi...The clinic names for them are 'MonsterMosquitoes' and 'Drill-Meisters'...Of course, we can't use them on your arms or calve veins without serious potential nerve damage, so...bend over....This may sting a BIT...."

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Nice! ALthough I do feel sort of sorry for him! NAW! I'm just kidding! Do whatever you want to Gendo!!! He deserves it! :D

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Nice! ALthough I do feel sort of sorry for him! NAW! I'm just kidding! Do whatever you want to Gendo!!! He deserves it! :D


Okay!
"Nurse, the shock paddles please?...Setting fourteen, please...Yes, I know the patient isn't a full-sized Zentraedi, but we just stuck him with a six foot long syringe...Nothing LESS is going to restart him!""

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Now...In this setting(and Dairugger knows what I'm talking about)...If the Southern Cross sends a Fold-equipped Tri-Star-class cruiser)(or some other force) to the NGE Universe's Tirolian coordinates, what will they find?
A habitable, if uninhabited world waiting to be colonized?
A lifeless system?
A similar solar system, but no life at all, or evidence there ever was?
Or perhaps more ominously....A Tirol that shows all the signs that it WAS inhabited by an advanced human civilization...until something killed it....Perhaps their own version of Third Impact....

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That is an interestingly twisted line of thought. If the Masters couldn't stop itm what chance does have.

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Well...this is presuming a PRE-Robotech and spacefaring Tirolian society at about the same, if not earlier, level than NGE Earth...they had their own Impact events sequence...
Had they had Protoculture at that point, it might 've been a different story....

That's right, Dairugger and I haven't posted our different takes on how the whole NGE-Robotech conflict might have played out?

Well...in any event...you now have two Earths and two galaxies to play around in... :D

More, if one figures that crossing over into ONE universe being possible, adding MORE shouldn't pose a problem...

"Yep,,,,just another day at Juuban High....same people, same problems...same Hovertank squatting on the fro---okay, I thought we already apologized to those people...and they STILL haven't given us Setsuna back...."

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Actually, I've had a campaign I've been piecing together the last year and a half based on the very concept of multiple realities getting together and forming together a coalition of sorts. The simple facts that A) Rifts is already a multi-universal world and B) involves a LARGE number of non-PB, non-mine intellectual properties is what's keeping me from saying anything more on this, at least on this board.

In fact, the primary reason I haven't posted most of my serious thoughts about this little crossover is because it'll get deep into conversion territory. That and the fact that I think the primary reason this thread has lasted so long is because it is not a very serious thread.

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Any interesting games around (aside from Bundy's, which is already converted to fanfic) involving multiple Robotech realities, or such? Could cause some interesting mishaps if a ship jumped realities and found time moving slower in the next one. Or faster. Or that events have played radically differently in one reality or another. :)

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I have two I'm nearly ready to start looking for players for. However, they aren't really multiple RT realities. One is based on this topic, the other is almost a mecha-only Rifts, but most other realities run on different core concepts (such as mecha that run on magic, or mecha from Super Robot worlds).

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I would like to see a predator,southern cross crossover. :-P

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Okay...Let’s have a thought experiment in Southern Cross cross-dimensional neo-colonialism.

Having taken over NERV/Tokyo-3 and exposed the secret masters of the world, SEELE, as fiends out to dominate Humanity(in one form or other), and having duly impressed the people of NGE Earth with their honesty(and firepower), the Southern Cross and its civil government now have the NGE United Nations and major powers(those prickly Americans, for instance) clamoring to be led by their alternate Earth kindred.
Progress towards a UEsG(United EarthS Government) is proceeding apace, and while most nations and militaries of NGEarth (Neon Genesis Earth, NOT Northern Gun Earth---that will be covered under Alternate Worlds in the Dimensions forums...Corporate Worlds, such as Triax-America, and Chipwell-Sol) want to retain their autonomy, while getting all the cool Robotech toys. The Southern Cross is insisting on some standardization of equipment and organization, especially if NGEarth personnel are coming through the dimensional gates to help fend off the Masters and any other threats, and vice-versa....

Let’s see what we’ve got between the two worlds...
-Both Worlds have suffered massive catastrophes that have put powerful governments in charge of peoples’ affairs.
-Both worlds have suffered climatic changes.
-Both worlds have come under extraterrestrial(?) threat.

Robotech Earth:
The Rain of Death killed off over 2/3 of the global population. Damage was concentrated in the more densely populated northern hemisphere, which also wiped out much of the industrial infrastructure....However, Robotechnology has allowed the survivors to quickly rebuild industry, and space industries have supplemented the lost mines of the affected areas. The focus of population has begun to shift to the less affected regions of the Southern Hemisphere. Population growth is going up, as the need to repopulate, increase the labor pool, and (let’s face it) need to take pleasure in surviving, has resulted in a babyboom as living standards stabilize.
Despite the massive initial thermal event of the Zentraedi bombardment, Earth likley underwent a nuclear winter scenario, with global temperatures dropping, an advance of the ice caps, and possibly even a slight receding of sea levels, after the initial flash melting from Zentraedi weaponry(and the Grand Cannon’s destruction).
Compared to the masses of people on NGEarth, the population of REarth are outnumbered, but they’re also a tougher, more paranoid, and rather more xenophobic lot who watch the skies a lot. They’ve likely also set aside a lot of racial prejudices, especially in the face of bigger threats from offworld.

Neon Genesis Evangelion Earth
Rather than the multiple point-impact catastrophe that hit REarth, NGEarth suffers a ‘blanket’ global catastrophe that kills off over 1/3 of the global population, mostly in coastal regions and in the southern hemisphere, as Antarctica collapsed. Sea levels have risen, the South Pole is a crimson-hued liquid wasteland that refuses to refreeze, and as far as seasonal evidence in the anime can be trusted, there doesn’t seem to be a winter season...so a global warming situation is likely.
The major industrial powers of the Northern Hemisphere remain largely unaffected, except for the loss of coastal metropolitan regions as the seas rise, mass migrations inland to higher ground, and the devastation of former growing belts due to climatic change. The southern half of the globe is worst hit, having been hit by the intitial shockwaves of Adam’s awakening in Antarctica....New Zealand, southern Australia, India, Micronesia, Argentina, South-Eastern coastal Asia...all have been devastated by the event.
Depending on who you ask, and what sources you trust, NGEarth may have also suffered a DECLINE in birth rates, owing to everything from survivor guilt to contamination by Angelic particles(the whole Anno take on the thing is so messed uo, anything is possible).
Cities, especially new cities, seem to be the new focus of life, with Toko-2, Tokyo-3, and hints of other ‘second’ cities being established to replace previous lost (presumably drowned) cities...
Dickering and arguing between nations and cultures is still a BIG problem on NGEarth, with the old superpowers reluctant to give ground to a more powerful UN (believing instead that their ‘private’ dealings with SEELE give them an edge), and there will be a temptation to try to grab as much influence with the new kids on the block, the Southern Cross, before anybody else gets to them...the possibilities for corruption and political problems are immense...However, the same situation could lead to some good blackmail material for the SC, especially if they can successfully demonstrate how thoroughly SEELE corrupted world governments for their own agendas, and their callous disregard for human life....If the SC can prove that SEELE was behind Second Impact...and more close to home...ARRANGED for the loss of NERV-3 in America, the SC should have the nations of NGEarth clamoring for inclusion into a sane UEsG.

So a Southern Cross-style military organization is going to be established on NGEarth?

-Tactical Corps and Tactical Air Force are the most easily established, with UN troops being issued TC gear and armor, and conventional airforces receiving training in older SC-style aircraft, while newer models that can accommodate the added bulk of a pilot’s EBA are manufactured. Quick changeover there. REP, HWOS, and JS are likely to integrate smoothly with their UN Green Beret, Ranger, and regular military counterparts, and as climatic change turns more of NGEarth’s equatorial regions into expanding deserts, DS will be increasingly at home.

Alpha Tactical Armored Corps, TASC, Mountain Squad, and the Cosmic Units are likely to be seen as novelties for awhile...The SC will be reluctant to give up all the secrets of their elite mecha units , so the UN won’t be driving Hovertanks or AJACS anytime quickly....Likewise, while there will be a big push to start spreading Humanity out into space from NGEarth, it will be initially a mass civilian government program with SC oversight....a Cosmic Unit-style ‘specialization’ will not come into place for some time until the space colonies and facilities are armed. Mountain Squad wll be seen as already having been taken care of by existing special forces and mountain warfare units.

With the emphasis on cities, and a growing demand on the part of NGEarth common citizens to take charge of their own defense, especially seeing as teh UN was being led by the nose by SEELE, CDF and CDFC units will be quick to be mustered. This will lead to some problems, however, as the UN(and local powerbrokers) may see the combination of new city-states and large city-based urban defense forces as a temptation for armed fiefdoms and armed civil uprisings. The addition of giant Jet Alone 3/Trident/Atlas ‘super destroids’ to urban defense forces will only increase these concerns, although the giant mecha wil most likely be under Tactical Corps control.

Cold Weather Offense Squad is out of luck on NGEarth; the loss of Antarctica and shrinking subarctic zones means these guys are less in demand....

Sea Squad, on the other hand,will find themselves very MUCH in demand....rising oceans and initiatives to colonize/defend the seas(especially if any future Angel attacks originate in water) will have global navies re-organizing. The preponderance of drowned coastal uran areas will also have the Sea Squadworking to protect and patrol sunken cities from looters, illegal salvagers, and dissident elements hidding out in the remains of former metropoli. These drowned cities will also give the Sea Squad plenty of practice in something rather unique; underwater urban combat.

The GMP remains in Southern Cross administration; their lack of connections to NGEarth will serve to give them an aura of incorruptibility as they continue to hunt down NERV and SEELE networks...however, on NGEarth, they may be seen as the ‘otherworlld gestapo’, while on REarth, their capture and administration of NERV and SEELE facilities will be seen as an acquisition of too much power, adding to the already swelled egos of an already out-of-control organization.

NERV will be incorporated into this organization as an ‘army’ of its own, though it will be heavily under the thumb of a GMP/UEsG command. More ominously, however, will be the appearance of specialized security troops sporting gear patterned after GMP designs; not helping the public relations any.

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Dairugger XV wrote:
Actually, I've had a campaign I've been piecing together the last year and a half based on the very concept of multiple realities getting together and forming together a coalition of sorts. The simple facts that A) Rifts is already a multi-universal world and B) involves a LARGE number of non-PB, non-mine intellectual properties is what's keeping me from saying anything more on this, at least on this board.

In fact, the primary reason I haven't posted most of my serious thoughts about this little crossover is because it'll get deep into conversion territory. That and the fact that I think the primary reason this thread has lasted so long is because it is not a very serious thread.


I know. I was leery of that, so I've avoided hard stats...though I might do hard stats for a Super-Destroid created with 'cross-dimensional tech'....

Stan Bundy's 'LGSA' setting is very much in my mind, since he mentions in earlier drafts of the setting that the LGSA is thinking about hunting up an NGE universe...well...what if a Southern Cross-based(usually the unloved child of the Robotech triology) NGE universe found THEM?

Yep, I have taken some sidetrips down into more serious territory, but, yeah, I'll try to keep it lighthearted.... :D

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