(You can read favorite alien related moment #5 here, and check out Matt’s list on the same topic on his blog). On these lists, you'll find a lot of sources of inspiration for The Prospero Chronicles, some major, some minor, and some other alien moments simply too cool or classic to pass up.
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Comics and their adaptations are admittedly almost too easy a place to look for alien moments, as your average scene involving about five characters will have at least two aliens, and the fact that they're aliens will usually be incidental to whatever's currently going on. Then, occasionally, other less relatable aliens invade, and the slaughter that ensues can be almost too generic.
The Starcrossed plotline is about the army of Thanagar arriving on earth, claiming to be our only hope to defend ourselves against an impending invasion by their enemies. They quickly institute martial law on earth while they do whatever work it is they're doing that they insist is for humanity's protection. Our heroes realize something's wrong.
Okay, pretty basic sinister alien invasion plot, right?
Naturally, we end up finding out that the Thanagarians plan to destroy the earth to create a hyperspace bypass,
So, we kill the alien bastards, yay earth?
It's a little more complicated than that.
Oh, and in her years on earth, she's begun a relationship with Green Lantern. She was engaged to the Thanagarian general back home.
How does that unravel? It turns out that Shayera didn't know the mission she was gathering intelligence for would destroy the earth, and when she finds out, she turns traitor (again), helps the heroes of earth sabotage the bypass, and tells her former people they'd better get started on a new plan to save their own planet.
In the course of trying to do the right thing, Shayera loses the trust of both the planets (and both the men) she loved, resigns in disgrace from The Justice League, and ends the season leaving to get as far from the public eye as she can.
And we haven't gotten to the big moment that officially takes this spot on the list.
As disgraced main characters usually do, Shayera does eventually return to the main cast, and as main characters' exes do on occasion, her now ex-fiance eventually makes a reappearance to inform her that Thanagar lost its war. Countless millions of her own people are dead because she wouldn't go through with letting earth be destroyed.
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