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= Overview =
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== Overview ==
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Your agents are you lifeblood when it comes to close combat engagements with the enemy. Agents are highly adaptable soldiers trained in all the arts of - well - urban warefare . They come in all races, creeds colours and shapes. X-Com does not discriminate and is an equal opportunity employer. Come one, come all, if you can survive the night, then you will go far in the organisation.
 
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X-COM's combat role is served by highly trained X-COM Agents. Agents are made up of brave men, women and artificial humans and are Mega Primus' front-most line of defence against the new dimensional alien invaders. New to the X-COM series is the addition of three distinct races that can be used in combat.
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== The Races ==
 
== The Races ==
   
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Agents come in three flavours of races: humans, hybrids and androids. Each race has a unique trait or ability that can used to your tactical advantage.
; [[Humans (Apocalypse)|Humans]] : Humans are fundamental trooper material. They will probably make up the largest of your soldier population. They start with strong to average abilities and can become very skilled soldiers fairly quickly. The only thing that humans lack are good psionic skills.
 
   
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===[[Humans (Apocalypse)|Humans]]===
; [[Hybrids (Apocalypse)|Hybrids]] : Hybrids are the result of a crossing between humans and sectoids. No one's certain why they end up bald and with ridges on their head, but they take on the qualities of their sectoid bretheren. They are mentally powerful while frail in the flesh. However, being part human, they have the potential to become as powerful as their pure human cousins on top of their psionic skills. As a race, they start their service life very poorly. But as they mature, they can become incredibly powerful, making them good long-term investments.
 
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[[Image:Human_apocalypse.png|right]]
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Humans have been around since well before recorded history. They are the most common of the three races available for hire. While they have no unique race related skills, they start with strong to average physical [[Agents Stats (Apocalypse)|abilities]], allowing them to quickly become adept fighters.
   
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The humans main weakness is their limited psionic abilities. With low psi defence, they will always be the most vulnerable of the three races to alien psi attacks.
; [[Androids (Apocalypse)|Androids]] : The androids are the oddball of the three species that are employed by X-Com. The androids make a valiant attempt to eek out their virtual existance in the physical world by doing their best and taking as much advantage of their cybernetic bodies as they can. Unfortunately, they are not able to improve physically in any way or form. While this may sound like a big detriment at first, they should not be underestimated for this one fact as they begin their life of service as combat hardened soldiers. They are highly dependable and very durable (and some with a more macabre out look on life would say, ''expendable''). Androids can go so far as becoming body shields to protect their other training comrades, as they need not be in top form at the end of the day to utilise any training facilities. As androids are mechanical in nature, they are mostly ignored in the field of psionics, which means they cannot use it, but are also immune to it.
 
   
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Human recruits have no political dependencies that prevent them from offering their services to X-COM.
Though most X-Com commanders end up utilising humans in the majority because they are the most well rounded race, a good mix of Hybrids and Androids does allow for different tactical advantages that are normally not available to a team consisting entirely of one race.
 
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{| {{StdCenterTable}} align = "center" width = "60%"
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|colspan = "2" {{StdDescTable_Heading}}|'''Human Features'''
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| colspan = "2" align = "left" |'''Requirements''': None
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|{{StdDescTable_Heading}} width = "50%" |'''Pros'''
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|{{StdDescTable_Heading}} width = "50%" |'''Cons'''
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* Common
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* Reasonable starting stats, allowing for quick training to usefulness.
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* Low base psi abilities. Highly vulnerable to psi attacks.
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* Can be Brainsucked
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===[[Hybrids (Apocalypse)|Hybrids]]===
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[[Image:Hybrid_apocalypse.png|right]]
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Hybrids are the result cross breeding humans with [[Sectoid]]s. They have sectoid eyes and/or forehead ridges and baldness is common. They are mentally powerful but physically weak.
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Although psi is their key racial ability, expect your hybrids to spend some time in the psi-gym before they become truly useful at psionic attacks.
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Their weak physical abilities often makes them liabilities in combat. However, after some time in both the psi-gym and physical training, hybrids have the potential to be the most powerful of the three races.
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Hybrids are backed by the [[Mutant Alliance]], a political group that promotes the welfare of Mega Primus's half human and half sectoid citizens. Being on good terms with the Alliance will allow new hybrids recruits to occasionally appear for recruitment.
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{| {{StdCenterTable}} align = "center" width = "60%"
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|colspan = "2" {{StdDescTable_Heading}}|'''Hybrid Features'''
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| colspan = "2" align = "left" |'''Requirements''': Non-hostile relations with [[Mutant Alliance]]
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|{{StdDescTable_Heading}} width = "50%" |'''Pros'''
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* Strongest Psi abilities
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* Can reach the same maximum stats as humans
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* Recruits are rare
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* Lowest starting stats. Slower initial combat progression and more training time than Humans.
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* Can be Brainsucked
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===[[Androids (Apocalypse)|Androids]]===
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[[Image:Android_apocalypse.png|right]]
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The Androids are the oddball of the three races employed by X-COM. Androids are artificial humans who have reached a point of awareness and believe them selves to be alive.
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An Android's abilities are based on its construction and programming and they are not able to improve physically in any way. Though this may seem to limit their usefulness, androids have good starting stats and are reasonably good fighters from the moment they are hired. Also unique to the Androids are their immunity to psionics. Brainsuckers also do not actively attack them.
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Androids are backed by [[S.E.L.F.]] - the Sentient Engine Liberation Front - a political union fighting for Androids to have the same rights as humans. X-COM needs to be on good terms with them before they will allow androids to enlist. Even so, quantities of recruits made available are very limited.
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Note that, while there is a separate damage modifier category for androids, it is [[Known Bugs (Apocalypse)#Android Resistances|not used]].
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|colspan = "2" {{StdDescTable_Heading}}|'''Android Features'''
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| colspan = "2" align = "left" |'''Requirements''': Non-hostile relations with [[S.E.L.F.]]
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|{{StdDescTable_Heading}} width = "50%" |'''Pros'''
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|{{StdDescTable_Heading}} width = "50%" |'''Cons'''
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* The highest base stats
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* Immune to psi
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* Brainsuckers do not attack
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* Recruits are very rare
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* Stats cannot be improved
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==Ranks==
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<th {{StdDescTable_Heading}}>Rank</th><th {{StdDescTable_Heading}}>Notes</th>
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<tr><td>Commander</td><td> [[Image:XCom3 rank6 Commander.GIF|32px]] The Big Man</td></tr>
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<tr><td>Colonel</td><td> [[Image:XCom3 rank5 Colonel.GIF|32px]] 1 Colonel per 2 Captains</td></tr>
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<tr><td>Captain</td><td> [[Image:XCom3 rank4 Captain.GIF|32px]] 1 Captain per 3 Sergeants</td></tr>
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<tr><td>Sergeant</td><td> [[Image:XCom3 rank3 Sergeant.GIF|32px]] 1 Sergeant per 4 Squad Leaders</td></tr>
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<tr><td>Squad Leader</td><td> [[Image:XCom3 rank7 Squadleader.GIF|32px]] 1 Squad Leader for every 5 Agents</td></tr>
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<tr><td>Squaddie</td><td> [[Image:XCom3 rank2 Squaddie.GIF|32px]] A rookie will be promoted to squaddie when he/she earns enough experience points</td></tr>
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<tr><td>Rookie</td><td> [[Image:XCom3 rank1 Rookie.GIF|32px]] Starting rank for all new recruits</td></tr>
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Apparently, and for purposes of rank progression, all your hired personnel count toward the soldier limit, including scientists (which are presumably assigned the rank of Rookie, since it seems that scientist promotion does not take place in Apocalypse). Therefore, it is possible to have only ranked (i.e. higher than Squaddie) Agents if the total staff limit was reached through hiring scientists to fill the ranks. Check the discussion on the [[Agent Ranks (Apocalypse)|Agent Ranks]] page for more information.
   
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
 
* [[Apocalypse]]
 
* [[Apocalypse]]
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* [[X-COM (Apocalypse)|X-COM]]
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* [[Agents Stats (Apocalypse)|Agent Stats]]
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* [[Training (Apocalypse)|Training]]
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* [[Agents Medals (Apocalypse)|Agent Medals]]
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[[Category: Apocalypse]]
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[[Category: Agents (Apocalypse)]]

Latest revision as of 02:42, 23 July 2020

Overview

X-COM's combat role is served by highly trained X-COM Agents. Agents are made up of brave men, women and artificial humans and are Mega Primus' front-most line of defence against the new dimensional alien invaders. New to the X-COM series is the addition of three distinct races that can be used in combat.


The Races

Agents come in three flavours of races: humans, hybrids and androids. Each race has a unique trait or ability that can used to your tactical advantage.

Humans

Human apocalypse.png

Humans have been around since well before recorded history. They are the most common of the three races available for hire. While they have no unique race related skills, they start with strong to average physical abilities, allowing them to quickly become adept fighters.

The humans main weakness is their limited psionic abilities. With low psi defence, they will always be the most vulnerable of the three races to alien psi attacks.

Human recruits have no political dependencies that prevent them from offering their services to X-COM.

Human Features
Requirements: None
Pros Cons
  • Common
  • Reasonable starting stats, allowing for quick training to usefulness.
  • Low base psi abilities. Highly vulnerable to psi attacks.
  • Can be Brainsucked

Hybrids

Hybrid apocalypse.png

Hybrids are the result cross breeding humans with Sectoids. They have sectoid eyes and/or forehead ridges and baldness is common. They are mentally powerful but physically weak.

Although psi is their key racial ability, expect your hybrids to spend some time in the psi-gym before they become truly useful at psionic attacks.

Their weak physical abilities often makes them liabilities in combat. However, after some time in both the psi-gym and physical training, hybrids have the potential to be the most powerful of the three races.

Hybrids are backed by the Mutant Alliance, a political group that promotes the welfare of Mega Primus's half human and half sectoid citizens. Being on good terms with the Alliance will allow new hybrids recruits to occasionally appear for recruitment.

Hybrid Features
Requirements: Non-hostile relations with Mutant Alliance
Pros Cons
  • Strongest Psi abilities
  • Can reach the same maximum stats as humans
  • Recruits are rare
  • Lowest starting stats. Slower initial combat progression and more training time than Humans.
  • Can be Brainsucked

Androids

Android apocalypse.png

The Androids are the oddball of the three races employed by X-COM. Androids are artificial humans who have reached a point of awareness and believe them selves to be alive.

An Android's abilities are based on its construction and programming and they are not able to improve physically in any way. Though this may seem to limit their usefulness, androids have good starting stats and are reasonably good fighters from the moment they are hired. Also unique to the Androids are their immunity to psionics. Brainsuckers also do not actively attack them.

Androids are backed by S.E.L.F. - the Sentient Engine Liberation Front - a political union fighting for Androids to have the same rights as humans. X-COM needs to be on good terms with them before they will allow androids to enlist. Even so, quantities of recruits made available are very limited.

Note that, while there is a separate damage modifier category for androids, it is not used.

Android Features
Requirements: Non-hostile relations with S.E.L.F.
Pros Cons
  • The highest base stats
  • Immune to psi
  • Brainsuckers do not attack
  • Recruits are very rare
  • Stats cannot be improved

Ranks

RankNotes
Commander XCom3 rank6 Commander.GIF The Big Man
Colonel XCom3 rank5 Colonel.GIF 1 Colonel per 2 Captains
Captain XCom3 rank4 Captain.GIF 1 Captain per 3 Sergeants
Sergeant XCom3 rank3 Sergeant.GIF 1 Sergeant per 4 Squad Leaders
Squad Leader XCom3 rank7 Squadleader.GIF 1 Squad Leader for every 5 Agents
Squaddie XCom3 rank2 Squaddie.GIF A rookie will be promoted to squaddie when he/she earns enough experience points
Rookie XCom3 rank1 Rookie.GIF Starting rank for all new recruits

Apparently, and for purposes of rank progression, all your hired personnel count toward the soldier limit, including scientists (which are presumably assigned the rank of Rookie, since it seems that scientist promotion does not take place in Apocalypse). Therefore, it is possible to have only ranked (i.e. higher than Squaddie) Agents if the total staff limit was reached through hiring scientists to fill the ranks. Check the discussion on the Agent Ranks page for more information.

See Also