Main issue being: The one who did it is a Mime
First we could start with:
- Why was the mime armed? Sure, Xenos, ok, treat seems to be on-going based on what Phil asid, but did he got officially deputized or broke into armory/walked in, grabbed guns and went to hunt le valid xenomorph? There’s a difference between Captain doing Red alert and sending a bridge message saying: ‘‘I NEED ALL HANDS ON DECK, SECURITY IS DEAD, GRAB A WEAPON AND PRAY YOU HIT A XENO’’ which hereby authorizes non-combat trained personnel to have a weapon to the mime just walking to armory and grabbing one, this of course would need to be log-checked
- The mime, the scientist and Phil where trapped in command cockpit, possibly by walls from what Phil is saying, he clearly saw that Phil was armed and with a riot suit armor, the only thing the mime knows, from their IC view is that Phil is typing some weird stuff on the console and an alarm with a semi-encrypted message is going off, the mime IC doesn’t know what’s gonna happen, unless you had Captain literally begging on radio screaming for someone to stop it, even so as a civilian they shouldn’t be there
- The mime, who’s already started the shooting just to kill the valid rather than act on self defense, shouldn’t even know how a Holopara works or a Hulk if we go with the other example
In my eyes, this is a clear example of someone being a validhunter, if they would’ve let Phil type, maybe he could’ve said ‘‘Don’t worry, this will take us home quicker and save us from the Xenomorphs’’ or anything, but the thing is he didn’t even got a chance to say a word before he got lethal’d by a mime.
If Phil didn’t had a holopara, yes the route would’ve been to just incapacitate them but even then you need to have a strong justification
If the Captain, or anyone on command spoke about the hijack by the time it happened then it may enter one of those excepcional cases where it was ‘’‘’‘authorized’‘’’ to stop it because they voiced that if the hijack went through, they would all die regardless (Not like they didn’t had a xenoqueen at the moment to dealt with)
From what i’ve experienced this is a case of validhunt and disregard for any IC RP, of course ultimately this will fall on the admin to review and see all the logs to see if the ‘‘preven hijack’’ was warranted, but i just wanted to speak a little about it.
If you are on an airplane, and it gets hijacked, do you sit there and think to yourself “shucks! It sure was a nice life, time to die i guess”? Its not unheard of for hijackers of any kind to get fought against. Now imagine you see someone hijacking the plane. they dont appear to be armed, but they simply snuck into the cockpit while one of the pilots was in the bathroom or something idk. You have the means to prevent the hijacking. You know that if you do not stop it, you might die, or worse. Do you do something, or accept death despite having a clear means to prevent it?
You have IRL people who’s been heroes and charged against the hijackers and others who just panicked and couldn’t do a thing. Now on top of that you add that Phil was armed and there’s also the ‘‘IC stress’’ of having a xenoqueen breathing down your neck… i don’t think the Mime had a roleplay mentality at all.
As a final point, yeah if Phil didn’t had hijack it’s… questionable since iirc it’s not allowed unless there’s extreme circumstances, in this case… a Xeno infestation with a queen on board of the shuttle, hell Phil could’ve negotiated that ‘‘This will prevent them from reaching centcom, we will save lives, we will take them to a base with a self detonation device!’’ But alas, the mime shoot first and Phil couldn’t RP a word, the end.
Overall we’re missing the context on what Command/Security said regarding the Xenos and how openly they were to the crew with authorizations to deal with them, alongside the follow up when the first hijack message went through.