First contact between humanity and the Covenant happens between the human inhabitants of Harvest and a Covenant task force led by Jiralhanae a. The Jiralhanae are making unreasonable demands during the negotiations, but that's not what starts the Human-Covenant War. Instead, it was a trigger-happy Covenant Grunt. Also, unbeknownst to either party, the Covenant's High Prophets were already planning on wiping out humanity regardless of how negotiations went. When aliens land, humans send out peaceful processions to greet them, which are quickly massacred by the landing party.
However, the humans also very reasonably have military units nearby, just in case. The twist is that, other than their space travel capabilities, the aliens are ridiculously out of their league , technologically attacking with flintlock rifles and powder cannons. The invaders are killed or captured in minutes. The aims of the Vong are pretty clear, but the Quislings in the Peace Brigade are convinced they can reach an accommodation with them.
This isn't the case of course. Technically, the Yuuzhan Vong do come in peace. The closest translation for "peace" in the Yuuzhan Vong language is "appropriate submission of the conquered to the conqueror. They plan a peaceful contact with Chtorrans with McCarthy unarmed and naked. It turns out they were right the first time. They all nearly get eaten alive.
Throughout Refugees , characters question the Benefactors' motivations. The aliens really are hostile conquerors, but humanity had no way of knowing that when we fired first. Basically all they had done was clear orbit of all debris and satellites leaving the ISS before settling into orbit themselves, and not answering radio calls.
In the backstory of the Kris Longknife series, the humans and Iteeche first encountered each other when the Iteeche attacked outlying colonies without warning. After a bloody border conflict the two species agreed to ignore each other and established a demilitarized zone that neither was allowed to fly through. That's the official story on both sides anyway: What really happened was that the attacks went in both directions, having been committed by Iteeche and human Space Pirates.
These pirates then lied to their respective governments when reaction forces moved in to defend the colonies; the two navies collided and lack of shared communications frequencies and unwillingness to negotiate did the rest. After figuring out some of what was really going on, Ray Longknife and Roth'sum'We'sum'Quin managed to make contact with each other and negotiate The Neutral Zone , and the two species went their separate ways, all the while with both their respective publics convinced that the other side had intended their extermination and they had survived by the skin of their teeth.
In the Confederation of Valor series, the Others began attacking the Confederation centuries ago. The Confederation sent diplomats to point out that Space Is Big and there was plenty of room for both civilizations; the Others sent back the dead diplomats with a bomb.
Actually, the Others, who call themselves the Primacy, had the exact same experience with the Confederation. Both sides were being manipulated, and peace efforts sabotaged, by a Higher-Tech Species as a giant sociology experiment. Once this is discovered by protagonist Torin Kerr and other inmates of an alien P. Camp in book four, they bury the hatchet with the Primacy. The Nano Flower by Peter F. Julia Evan 's husband Royan discovers some alien microbes and decides to experiment with them.
Unfortunately they gain sentience and try to assimilate Royan when he tries to terminate the experiment, but end in a Mexican Standoff as Royan is partly-absorbed but could still detonate the gamma mines he's set up if the alien tries to complete the process.
They agree each will send one message to the outside world; one to Julia Evans and the other to a Corrupt Corporate Executive , with both of them pitching the argument for the alien's survival vs. Bounders has an example with Earthlings as the aliens. When humans first started mining Gulaga for occludium, they thought the Tunnelers were just dumb animals.
Once they realized Tunnelers were actually intelligent beings with a complex civilization, they effectively enslaved the species, while pretending to be their allies, and forced them to mine occludium. Live-Action TV. Chris Elliott did a sketch on some show parodying the "all aliens are friendly" by hugging and promoting one trying to attack him.
Subverted in how paranoid they are about this happening even though none of the human characters even suspect they're aliens. Well, except for that one psycho played by Kathy Bates, but it turns out she had a habit of killing innocent people she incorrectly suspected of being aliens. In the first episode of ALF , when authorities investigate the crash landing of ALF's ship, they make it clear to the Tanners that if an alien life form is found, it will be taken into custody to be experimented on.
In Babylon 5 , such an incident kicked off the pre-series Earth-Minbari War: during the first contact, that EarthForce captain Jankowski had orders to avoid, the human ships come in with active scanners to try and get data of the Minbari ships they met in what they thought was neutral space; the Minbari, to which the system actually belongs, approach with gunports open, a cultural gesture of respect, while giving a slight show of force by activating their stealth on low, thus negating EarthForce' scanning, and using their own high-powered scanners, that accidentally jam the humans' jump drives with their scanners; as Jankowski realizes he messed up and starts broadcasting "We mean no harm" and Dukhat, the leader of the Minbari, realizes what the open gunports orderd by his subordinates could be mistaken for, things look salvageable Then the Minbari detect Soul Hunter ships, that they shoot on sight and humans can't detect, the commander of the Minbari flagship powers the weapons to deal with the Soul Hunters, and Jankowski, mistaking it for a coming attack on his ships, opens fire.
But the Silurians themselves are conflicted, with some of them wanting peace and others releasing a plague on London. In the first act of the episode, the Cybermen take on a "ghostly" appearance and do not speak. During the period where the visitors are assumed to be friendly, humans call them " ghosts ", and many even think they really are the silent spirits of their deceased loved ones.
The Doctor says "No one's running, screaming, freaking out", to which Jackie responds "Why should we? There's a great line at the end of that episode. Yvonne: They're invading the whole planet. The Doctor: It's not an invasion, it's too late for that. It's a victory. This is, of course, the Trope Namer. An awful mess ensues. Peter Schilling 's "Zone " is about peaceful aliens visiting to fix our planet, but the world sees them as a threat and responds only with having missile silos open and standing by.
Tabletop Games. This is the Back Story to Necessary Evil. A friendly alien race comes to ally with Earth's super heroes in their endless battle against another, warrior alien race. After a long battle with the enemy, the good aliens drive off the evil ones and all of the heroes gather up to throw a celebration in their honor.
It turns out to be an elaborate trap. The good aliens and the evil aliens are both on the same side, and fabricated the war in order to gather all of the super heroes in the same place at the same time. Following the extermination of the good supers, the aliens enslave humanity and rule with an iron fist leaving only the super-villains to fight for humanity.
Warhammer 40, : One of the Tau's first contacts with the Necrons happened when a Tau world was attacked by a Tyranid swarm. A Necron fleet arrived and proceeded to eradicate anything that moved before making planetfall. The Tau sent out a delegation including an Ethereal to greet their rescuers and recruit them into the Greater Good, the Necrons proceeded to eradicate anything that moved. Video Games. Final Fantasy IV 's Lunarians. The majority are peaceful, kept in stasis until the humans below have evolved far enough to accept the aliens' intergration onto their world.
One Lunarian, however, rejected this plan and opted to invade now. This plot was more or less recycled in Final Fantasy IX , with a single-minded android in place of the rogue alien. Originally thought to be a mummy from an ancient, magic-wielding civilization, it was later exposed as an alien who was entombed by said magic-users.
Jenova's MO is to imitate someone's appearance and voice, then - using their absorbed memories - approach that person's friends and loved ones under the guise of the victim. Her spawn have this ability, too, so it's a good thing Jenova was stopped dead in her tracks before she could escape the artic. Mass Effect : First Contact with alien life for humans came in the form of the turians discovering human explorers activating inactive mass relays whenever they found them.
Unbeknownst to the humans, this was a serious crime by galactic law What the turians saw was an unknown race of aggressive expansionists who wantonly ignored all the Citadel Conventions that they were sworn to protect, and being a highly militaristic society, opened fire without warning on the human forces.
The humans in turn saw a bunch of aliens attacking their new colonies for no reason. Fortunately, the other Citadel species, particularly the diplomatic asari, quickly saw what was happening and stepped in with peace talks before it could explode into full-blown war. Indeed, the Council ordered the turians to pay reparations to the humans, saying that they should have contacted the humans and explained the situation before immediately shooting at them and occupying a colony world.
Good thing, too, as if it had expanded into a real war, there's no telling who would have come out on top, and there would definitely have been billions of casualties on both sides. The salarians actually did some projections of what might have happened, and determined that, most likely, the humans and turians would have wiped each other out The whole debacle became known to humanity as the First Contact War, while the turians call it the Relay Incident.
The Reapers also attempt to invoke this, by inviting planetary government leaders for "peace talks" read: indoctrination , and otherwise come out guns blazing. When the kett first encountered the angara in Mass Effect: Andromeda , the angara were still reeling from the Scourge cutting off so many of their colony worlds, resulting in the destruction of a large majority of their history. The kett gifted them with knowledge, resources, and the like, and when the angaran's guard was down, they suddenly began abducting and killing them.
Their catchphrase: "Greeting Twinsunian! We are your friends. We come in peace. Have trust in your friendship! The fact that they fire guns at you from behind newspapers and even dress up as cacti and trash cans to shoot at you further exemplifies this. It was later revealed that they're a pretty decent beings in a more modern and industrialized but diverse society in their home planet Zeelich.
However their religion and prophecy are controlled by, as revealed near the end of the game, Funfrock, the Big Bad of the first game. Although the aliens weren't really bad guys at that point there were UFO sightings, but relatively few abductions , there wasn't much of a problem other than the diplomatic equivalent of getting the cold shoulder. Then the aliens attacked a city. Let's round up a posse and kick their alien asses! In addition, in both UFO Defense and Terror from the Deep , the aliens will try to convince territorial governments of their good intentions.
If they succeed, the government ceases funding X-COM and the aliens actually don't attack them any more. If all governments sign non-aggression pacts with the aliens, then the aliens summarily destroy humanity. The PlayStation version had this rendered as a cutscene of two world leaders in the UN building signing a treaty with the aliens, only for a group of aliens led by a Sectoid with a Slasher Smile and two Mutons to come through the door and blast the head off one of them.
The aliens in addition to giving us the cold shoulder start abducting humans at complete random across the globe. Terrible as this is they seem willing to keep it at that until X-com operatives start killing their troops, shooting down their UFO's, and raiding their bases at which point they outright attack civilians with no intent to abduct with some of the most horrifying stuff you will ever see eviscerate a live human.
The sequels reveal that the alien leaders' master plan was to harvest human DNA, which contains a rare genetic sequence that allows for a combination of peak physical performance and psionic spellcraft, in order to save the galaxy When they win in Enemy Unknown, they set up a worldwide dictatorship to streamline the process of getting humans to sit in their fancy tubes.
Also, the alien leaders have been brainwashing, segregating, and outright torturing their minions who were also subject to the same atrocities as Earth in their first contact histories to maintain control. Most of the aliens revolt in disgust when they realize they were also victims of the scam. The trope title is a criminal offence in Startopia , which will occasionally show up on criminal peeps that enter your station. The Slylandro probes in Star Control II state peaceful intentions, but abruptly change their minds and attack regardless of conversation options.
Turns out the Slylandro just suck at programming ; they dialed up the probes' self-replication ability too high, resulting in them dissecting the targeted ship for materials to make more probes. The Classic aliens wanted to kill us, while the Voinians wanted to enslave us. Nova's a little more complicated. First contact between the Polaris and Wraith ended up as Type 1 when Polaran border patrol ships thought some young Wraith playfully buzzing them were attacking and killed them.
The Polaris storyline gives you the opportunity to get a peace treaty signed. In StarCraft first contact consisted of a Protoss fleet sterilizing a Terran colony whose inhabitants hadn't realized their world was infested with Zerg. There was some later peaceful cooperation between some Terran and Protoss factions, even Zerg for short periods of time. Lampshaded by Sarge, who states "Doesn't look so peaceful to me.
ETN: The invasion will now commence! In Sluggy Freelance , a horde of fleshreaving, soul-devouring, pure evil demons invade another dimension , yet they become widely accepted at least in America thanks to propaganda portraying any resistance against them as anti-demon bigotry.
This strip says it best. This is one of the two strategies of the invading Martians in Irregular Webcomic! Discussed in this Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal comic. Mankind is so divided on whether an uncommunicative alien vessel approaches in peace or hostility that war breaks out on Earth before it even gets here. The ship goes past Earth with no indication it ever noticed or cared.
Western Animation. Back to the Future : In " My Pop's an Alien ", once the Hill Valley military thinks the alien is holed up at the Browns' house, they surround it and threaten to blow the place to smithereens. There was an episode of ThunderCats that had Lion-o attack an innocent alien visitor, then out of embarrassment help the next alien he met, who turned out of course to be evil.
This was also an example of Ugly Hero, Good-Looking Villain , as Lion-o fired on the first alien because he was ugly and spoke gruffly, while the second was elegant and cultured. The various Transformers series have had both, at times: The fiendish Decepticons worming their way into humanity's places of power, and the heroic Autobots being hounded as invaders often after the Decepticons reveal themselves. If you're here to make war, we surrender. His prediction was correct.
In the Super Friends episode, "Volcano," an alien ship crashes lands into an active volcano. Bandcamp Daily your guide to the world of Bandcamp. Dirty Art Club joins the show to discuss his most recent release, "Future Zine". Get fresh music recommendations delivered to your inbox every Friday.
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Actually, in honour of tonight, I come bearing a peace offering. Well, Walt, it's on account of all that I come here, brought this 'shine as a peace offering. That there may come a great peace from on high What did you say to the Russian minister to convince him to come back to the peace talks?
Come to an agreement, divide up the land and make peace. May beauty and peace surround you both in your journey ahead and through all the years to come. If you've come here to help the peace process. I will be giving a more complete statement within the hour, but for now, this peace process has come to an end.
Imagine a world where displaced refugees could come and live in peace without fear of being culled by the Wraith. He was very embarrassed, he knows I come here for peace and quiet. I need it to write. But Ulita loved treachery too well to be content with the peace and quiet that had come with her good living.
I come home looking for some peace and quiet, not to deal with How did the book come out, that War and Peace thing? She weren't long of following, poor soul, and her share of peace come round at last. Have you come to make peace with me? That knowledge never left her in peace. It colored all her actions. It explained her attitude to me. Nothing was too good for me.
In her eyes, I must always come first. This is the time we should come together and celebrate peace on earth and good will towards men, and In spite of himself, Captain John Black felt a great peace come over him. They met and followed Gordon with their gaze, as if asking if the world would soon come to its senses and return to a life of peace and order. In , at the dedication of the Peace Palace in The Hague, Carnegie predicted that the end of war was as certain to come, and come soon, as day follows night.
He explained to him that he was also planning to meet King Philip III to offer him peace and to obtain that the Japanese could come to Mexico for trade. Both parties then come to a peace agreement. After a long series of battles, Kenshiro emerges victorious over Raoh and it seems peace has finally come to the post-apocalyptic world.
The film follows the two characters as they come together in Apex, Iqaluit to find peace in their lives. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Smithsonian Institution. Archived from the original on 26 March Retrieved 29 March The New York Times. ISSN Hidden categories: Articles with short description Short description is different from Wikidata. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file.
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I Come in Peace, a science fiction action film, originally produced and released internationally as Dark Angel ; We Come in Peace with a Message of Love -. We Come in Peace is a sculptural installation created in by Huma Bhabha, a New York–based Pakistani-American sculptor, originally commissioned for the. "Humans of Earth, I come in peace. You need not fear me; I mean you no harm. However, it is important to note that most of you will not survive the next