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XCOM: Enemy Within

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Pain in the Neck in XCOM: Enemy Within

Pain in the Neck59 (40)

Cause an enemy to suicide

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Achievement won on 16 Nov 13
TA Score for this game: 1,732
Posted on 16 November 13 at 17:03, Edited on 06 May 15 at 20:04
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From the description of the achievement, you may be thinking that you can force suicide on an enemy via psionic powers (specifically, mind control). However, that is not the case - mind control won't work for this (thanks to MetalThreshkeen for confirming). You can force an enemy to commit suicide quite easily by trying to capture an EXALT soldier using a standard Arc Thrower. The process is the same as capturing regular aliens, except the EXALT soldier will automatically kill himself as seen in the achievement picture.

My scenario (minor gameplay spoilers):
The Arc Thrower does not need to be the upgraded version, standard is fine. I successfully managed this on the first EXALT covert extraction mission where you have to retrieve one of your undercover members. I hit the EXALT member down to 2 health, and had my Squaddie-rank Assault soldier try to capture him, which I believe was at 80% probability to stun. To my surprise, the EXALT member killed himself and achievement popped.
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