Researcher Kuhli's File

Drafting and Publishing

Reference Tabs

"X-Men Challenge"

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A Counter-Argument to Perceived Site Standards

X-Men

Forget shunning X-Men Syndrome. That's the very reason we keep humanoids in the first place. Useless anomalous humanoids don't work for the Insurgency. We have no need for them.

Think about it. While its portrayal varies with the author, the Chaos Insurgency has always been painted as the underdog, or the group that is numerically inferior, or technologically lagging, and ideologically in the wrong. What it makes up for those shortcomings are the anomalies it collects. Strong, useful anomalies that are suitable for the group's survival and success.

We do not have the resources that other GOIs may have. The Insurgency possesses a tiny fraction of land, funding, manpower and capabilities that groups like the Foundation have. As such, it is only prudent that we are picky about which Items we keep, and which we pass or destroy because they're a strain to contain.

Approach to Anomalies

Morality

I have thought about the portrayal of the Insurgency and how it seems the wiki treats them as Well-Intentioned Extremists with an extremely ruthless agenda, even though I know their actual motives are evil. Yet it seems like they're still standing on the platform of 'the Advancement of Humanity'. I disagree. We all know the group is truly evil.

In that case, The Chaos Insurgency should have no false pretenses. We should not make excuses on reports and briefings that we are acting for the greater good. Saying that is simply for PR (Public Relations). Which begs the question. Why does the Chaos Insurgency even want PR? Their very name is a sure sign to stay away from them. Therefore, this is what needs to be said:

The Insurgency should be clearly, impenitently evil. We serve as the true foil for all SCP GoIs with some shades of grey, or white-and-black morality. We should not write the Insurgency making excuses of 'blowing up this town for good', or 'capturing the monster for our safety'. We are doing them for our own goals; we should send a message clear that we are the ones capable of being the antagonists, and it should be even more so than any perceived evil character in other groups.

Recruitment
The above topic raises another question: if the Insurgency is so unaffably evil, who would bother joining it? Wouldn't potential operatives be scared off by the sheer terror the group causes?

Has morality ever been a deciding factor in employment, in let's say, the Foundation? I think a lot of the more interesting cases has been one of coercion. It's almost never ethics that drives an individual to pursue a shady job1. It's money, or power, or a deal of sorts. In that way, the Insurgency has its methods. It doesn't need to play the angel or knight-in-armor card. It makes its intentions clear, and offers you rewards should you join.

There will always be those types of people. Evil people. Sadistic people. Those who work best when presented with ample power and a good amount of resources and manpower. Those who simply want to watch the world burn. Or those that are not morally-aligned and join the Insurgency at no problem. It's better than nothing.

There will always be people who would fit in with the Insurgency. The case is when, where and how the Insurgency will recruit them.


Caveat

This is my quasi-official personal statement about the Wiki's unspoken tropes, de-facto rules, previous stances of various topics, and trends, as I have witnessed and perceived. I have written this solely as a member, without any official administrative push for anything to change. These are my opinions and they will invariably come with suggestions to improve what I see are specific problems plaguing the site.

This is not intended to be followed to the letter, or followed at all. This is not intended to be a shape-up plan for the Insurgency, simply a medium for me to speak out as part of the community who has been observing the site in-depth for three years.

Challenge Guidelines

  • Subject must be male, have a useful anomaly, and be suitable for Insurgency operations.
  • Subject must be written with the idea of being usable in future works.
  • Subject must belong to the Teal Division.

No, he had waited to long.
He would not let thees mortals run.
He clenched his fists, his blood heating up once more.
He felled the energy he had to hide all this years.
This ruins would be this mortals grave.
The mercury in the veins of the god reached there battle temperature.
Screw the gods.
He was Hermes and he would no longer hide.
He turned fully invisible.
Thees mortals would not even know what had hit them.
With a smile on his face Hermes went to kill himself some insects.

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