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The Sirians are a race of humanoids that appear in the Serious Sam series.
Overview[edit | edit source]
The Sirians were a species that originated from the planet Sirius. Based on their description in the backstory and their appearances in-game, the Sirians were basically humanoids that shared a great resemblance to humans, but were a bit taller. Unlike humans, they knew how to use magic as well as technology, giving them a technological edge over humans.
In Serious Sam 3: BFE, a Sirian known as The Oracle appears as a 10 ft or so tall humanoid with greyish skin and crystal blue eyes. Compared to the beheaded soldiers who were also originally Sirians, it is unknown if the Oracle is depicted as the Sirians' true appearance or if it was a different species native to their homeworld.
Technology[edit | edit source]
Compared to humans, the Sirians were much more superior in terms of technology, and were to utilize it as well as magic. They were capable of interstellar travel with the use of spaceships, one of these being the SSS Centerprice. According to NETRICSA, these ships were constructed from a type of crystalline material.
It is unknown what weapons the Sirians used, though Beheaded Firecrackers and Beheaded Rocketeers use handheld magic missile launchers. It is possible they were equipped with these weapons when Mental resurrected them to use them in his army.
During their time in Egypt, the Sirians began creating powerful generators and other machines underground for their own purposes. They also left two plasma generators under Karnak and Luxor, which would power up the Egyptian Time-Lock once activated. The generators would be left underground for millennia until humanity became advanced enough to know how to activate them.
Time travel[edit | edit source]
Being a technologically advanced race, the Sirians were also capable of time travel with the use of a device called the Time-Lock. It is unknown if they actually used this device or just configured it to send the user back to a specific time period. Despite not being of Sirian origin, the Sirians left this Time-Lock in Egypt, which was constructed by a more ancient race. This Time-Lock was left abandoned until it was excavated in the late 21st century. The Time-Lock, once activated, would send someone back in time to Ancient Egypt in the year 1378 BC.
After the Sirians bought the Time-Lock to Egypt, they would soon visit Earth multiple times throughout human history. They left a Time-Lock with each great civilization on Earth, so that someone could go forward in time and activate a backup Sirian spaceship, in case the SSS Centerprice was destroyed.
History[edit | edit source]
Origins[edit | edit source]
When Sirians discovered the ability to travel through space, they met various species on their journeys, such as the Kleers. Instead of dominating or enslaving them, they decided to work with them and explore more about them. The Sirians continued to push deeper into the galaxy in order to satisfy their curiosity. For a time, all was well.
Visiting Earth[edit | edit source]
A few decades before their fall, the Sirians discovered Earth and humanity. The Sirians sent a scouting party to meet and establish contact with the humans. They landed in Egypt and began interacting with the residents. The humans, astonished by the Sirians and their technology, worshiped them as gods. The Sirians had the Egyptians establish massive construction projects on the Great Pyramid of Giza and some of the largest cities ancient Egypt had ever seen. Meanwhile, the Sirians themselves began working on their projects deep underground.
Discovering the past[edit | edit source]
After the Sirians discovered Earth, the Sirians also discovered ruins from another species called the Ellians. According to these ruins, there was once a time when there were large, galactic empires ruled by creatures called the Hum-Tah, or the Infinite Beings. These empires were peaceful and constantly changed. However, the last Hum-Tah was different; he completely destroyed the empire.
Unfortunately for them, Chaad Sheen soon awoke from dormancy after they discovered the Ellian ruins.
Downfall[edit | edit source]
Chaad-Sheen began attacking the Sirians, as they were intelligent life. Though the Sirians put up a good fight, they were no match for Chaad-Sheen and its forces. Each of their colonies and the primitive species they had come in contact with were destroyed, one by one. All was lost.
However, there was one planet that Mental didn't know about; Earth. The Sirians on their homeworld contacted the Sirians on Earth that they were under attack, but to not intervene and to stay put. That way, Mental would not be able to find them. The Sirians on Earth complied, but received something unusual from Sirius; the Time-Lock. This was to prevent Chaad-Sheen from obtaining it and using it for its own evil purposes.
Despite their best efforts, the Sirians were killed and Sirius was transformed into Mental's base of operations. Everything had gone according to Chaad-Sheen's plans, but little did Chaad-Sheen know that there was still a group of Sirians on Earth, keeping the species alive for a bit longer.
Extinction[edit | edit source]
After Sirius was overrun by Mental, the remaining Sirians on Earth began dipping into madness and depression because the rest of their species was gone. Riots and the like engulfed Egypt as they began dying off. During these last few years, the Sirians disabled their main method to summon their spaceship, the SSS Centerprice, so that it couldn't be exploited by the Egyptians after the Sirians died. However, in case of an emergency, they created a backdoor involving elemental statues and leaving riddles behind in the Great Pyramid, various temples and some of the cities. Clues to this were also hidden throughout old Egyptian texts in order to prevent any one person from piecing it together.
The last few decided to put everything they had in one crypt, in order to help the humans explore the galaxy when they were more advanced and to warn them about Chaad-Sheen. Everything, such as the location of the SSS Centerprice and what they knew about the galaxy, were buried in that crypt. One of their last acts was to activate the Time-Lock and set it to the time they lived in in case someone like the humans needed it for some reason. Two millennia later, humans would finally discover this crypt and use it to explore the stars.
The last Sirian was the Oracle, who told the Egyptians about both the SSS Centerprice and Chaad-Sheen, albeit in terms that the Egyptians would understand. After he died, the species became extinct.
As Mental's forces[edit | edit source]
While the Sirians themselves are gone, they still exist as part of Mental's forces as cyber-zombies. The Beheaded Rocketeer, Beheaded Bomber, Beheaded Firecracker and Beheaded Kamikaze. The fact that the Beheaded Rocketeer and Beheaded Kamikaze are still a part of Mental forces during the attack on Earth two millennia later show that they have staying power as part of his forces.
List of appearances[edit | edit source]
- Serious Sam: The First Encounter (First appearance)
- Serious Sam: The Second Encounter
- Serious Sam: Xbox
- Serious Sam Advance (Non-canonical appearance)
- Serious Sam: Next Encounter (Non-canonical appearance)
- Serious Sam 2 (Non-canonical appearance)
- Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter
- Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter
- Serious Sam: Double D (Non-canonical appearance)
- Serious Sam: Kamikaze Attack! (Non-canonical appearance)
- Serious Sam: The Random Encounter (Non-canonical appearance)
- Serious Sam 3: BFE
- Serious Sam: The Greek Encounter (Non-canonical appearance)
- Serious Sam: Double D: XXL (Non-canonical appearance)
- Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter
- Serious Sam VR: The Second Encounter
- Serious Sam's Bogus Detour (Non-canonical appearance)
- Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope
- Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE
- Serious Sam Classics: Revolution (Non-canonical appearance)
- Serious Sam 4 (Upcoming)