Talk:Mysteries left by Star Control II

From Ultronomicon
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The attack on the Tobermoon in Oort's Cloud is not mysterious, SvdB. The "deep burns" and damage inflicted on the crew exclusively are signs of a probe attack. Its electric arc created such "deep burns' through which it entered the ship and incinerated the crew (like lightning), without dealing much damage upon the ship's systems. 16:44, 18 March 2007 (CET)

Since when do Slylandro probes kill the crew and leave the rest of the systems intact, and then just leave? — SvdB 18:05, 18 March 2007 (CET)
Since when do they just attack ships, kill only the captain, and leave (as it happened with the Tobermoon in HyperSpace on the way to Sol from Vela)? 19:37, 18 March 2007 (CET)
That would be another interesting mystery. But back to the original Tobermoon thing. Assuming the ship was attacked in 2135, as Chi was just leaving the Vela Oort Cloud, then it predates the appearance of the Probes (bought by the Slylandro 200-300 rotations prior to SC2), the arrival of the Orz, and the Androsynth destruction (who also disappear leaving no bodies). And the MO, specifically the lack of bodies, doesn't seem to line up with typical Hierarchy tactics. So, I'm putting it back in as it still is a mystery (who knows, could have been the <best Fwiffo voice>Ultimate Evil</best Fwiffo voice>). --Fyzixfighter 23:26, 18 March 2007 (CET)
Well, yeah. 14:53, 19 March 2007 (CET)

As to the Supox specifically, I think it did not effect them at all - they only got it AFTER it was broken, and give it to you BEFORE you fix it; if therefore, any effects the Ultron does have would have given the Supox a miss. User:

And what if not? It's still a mystery. Maybe the change was a "discrete change" as mentioned in the description found on Rigel about the "Appendages of Dawn", aka Ultron: "In the partially translated Precursor text, the device is described as a `Mental Amplifier' which focuses the mental energies of the holder `for the purpose of discrete change'." Valaggar 14:23, 10 May 2007 (CEST)


I like the idea of classifying them - not unlike what we did for game characters. What is the criteria you are using for classifying each mystery? There's a few that I would shift around, but before I do that, we should probably flesh out the classification criteria. --Fyzixfighter 21:31, 14 May 2007 (CEST)

This is it:
Major mysteries: Central mysteries - it should be self-explanatory

Secondary mysteries: Mysteries "auxiliary" to the major ones. And other big mysteries that are not central to the plot, though are INCLUDED in it.
Minor mysteries: "Serious" mysteries, though not bearing any relation to the plot.
Trivial mysteries: Mysteries whose answer merits inclusion in a Trivia section.

There is also the option of classifying the mysteries by their subjects (i.e. IDF, Precursor, Utwig), but they are too many for this. Valaggar 11:05, 15 May 2007 (CEST)
Sorry, now I see where you put the classifications. I should probably learn to stop posting when I'm tired after a long day of work. I agree that classifying by subject is not a tenable solution. However, I really don't like the reference to a possible future sequel - such a criterion is far too subjective, and is quite open to an editor's personal bias. Of course, I think with any criteria, there will still be some debate over where to put certain mysteries. I think I would organize it into 4 or 5 categories:
  • Major: central mysteries with significant impact on the plot and lore of the universe (this could be broken up into lore and game categories)
  • Minor: mysteries in the game and lore but that don't have significant impact on the plot and lore
  • Trivial: results of flavor text
  • Other: results of extrapolation and critical analysis (reading between the lines) of the canon
  • Post-game: concerning events that do or could happen following the SC2
The only problem I see with this is determining the dividing line on significance between Major and Minor, and I'm sure there will be disagreement on whether something is flavor text or a more significant mystery. Oh, and I really hate mixing hierarchies, ie major and minor, and primary and secondary and tertiary... --Fyzixfighter 17:36, 15 May 2007 (CEST)