Talk:Outsider (EU2012)

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Has anyone encountered two of these together as per the picture?--Luge 12:02, 6 November 2012 (EST)

Nope. I think there is two just for the trailer.--SuicidalSectoid 12:14, 6 November 2012 (EST)

I have. Two Outsiders together in an... Abductor I think. Binkyuk 12:16, 6 November 2012 (EST)

I found three on a battleship. Brass.Dragon 02:32, 6 October 2013 (EDT)

Pretty sure I have, possibly on one of the Scout ships. Problably more likeley on Abductors and above, and most players assault the base around or before those big UFOs start to appear (or can even take them down).

Outsider innate defense?

Something that has been bugging me since I've been playing, and don't know if it's due to Classic difficulty, but I've come across Outsiders having an innate 10% defense. At least as of the most recent patch for the console (X-Box) release.

"Joke at the FPS's expense"

How? How early were these Outsiders developed before anyone outside 2K Marin heard of the FPS's use of "Outsider"? --Xuncu 21:57, 19 March 2013 (EDT)

It's only a theory. It could just be a coincidence. I've left it in the notes section just in case. Firaxis have also said that they had been in touch with 2K Marin, so perhaps they could have learned the name earlier.--SuicidalSectoid 18:35, 25 March 2013 (EDT)

I got a theoryyy~

My current hypothesis: due to what the UberEtherial says, and various descriptions of the Hyperlink Beacon and resulting tech: the Outsiders in both this game and the upcoming FPS are one and the same. 'He' talks several times about some "others" that have ascended beyond themselves, a sillouette in the "stained glass windows" behind the Etherial sillouette (in the Overseer UFO and the last room of the Sanctuary Ship), the descriptions repeatedly mention other dimentions, the "organic sillicon-based lifeform" feel of the Outsiders (vs the "machined metal grafted onto flesh" of the Floaters), their complete dissapearance after the Beacon's capture, and the appearance and abilities of the Outsiders of the FPS lead me to belive that both outsiders are the same 'race', and are the Ascended trans-dimentional beings. --Xuncu 21:57, 19 March 2013 (EDT)

Very interesting! Firaxis left too many questions unanswered not to warrant a sequel. Who knows what that Ethereal was raving about? (Besides Firaxis of course.)--SuicidalSectoid 18:42, 25 March 2013 (EDT)
Interesting idea, but Outsiders are early enemies, and not particularly powerful. The Ethereals consider the "ascended" "others" to be superior to themselves, so it isn't consistent for Outsiders, which serve Ethereals, to be them. It's also implied that the ascended ones ascended long ago and the Ethereals have been engineering races for years, even centuries, to duplicate their feat, while Outsiders disappeared only weeks earlier. Binkyuk 13:27, 26 March 2013 (EDT)