Alright, this is going to take a lot of my time, but I'm going to go through the files and list the conversations I'm referring to.
Slim: You keep signing up to drop with me because you're looking for sympathy.
Slim: Someone to take your side in the argument. I'm sorry lady, I can't do that.
Kala: You fought for something you... you changed yourself into a monster to save your world!
Kala: What I'm doing, I do for all humanity! Please. You must understand.
Slim: Dr. Kapur, you don't watch the news much, do you?
Kala: Not as a rule, why?
Slim: Because we lost, Dr. Kapur. We all lost. And everyone I knew... they're all dead.
Kala: I see. I didn't know that. I'm sorry.
Slim: Yeah. Me too. I'm sorry for both of us.
So I think it's pretty obvious Hub killed everyone. They committed genocide. Why would they do that? Why does anyone commit genocide? A potent combination of hatred and fear most likely.
The monsters are intelligent things and therefore I believe torturing them is morally wrong. I don't think we have much else to say to each other here though.
Yep, that's what I've been saying since the first post I made in this thread IIRC. I said it's possible they gave up on diplomacy.
Maybe, but even without the amazing abilities the monsters have now something big enough on a space ship is still extremely dangerous. Obviously I'm postulating here, but that's what this entire thread is about.
Actually no. Maggie says that corporations (plural) do that and Markov agrees. Val seems to be aware of this practice also (probably through her CIG9 experience). It seems that most or all of them do this. They are definitely evil.
Hank: Markov when you say the corps took Sterling colony "away" what does that mean?
Markov: They came. Ebonstar soldiers in Sol Guard livery.
Val: Oh I get it. That's classic.
Hank: They just straight up killed everyone?
Markov: No, we evacuated. Only a few of us stayed behind.
Maggie: Captain goes down with his ship.
Markov: Yes. This was our thinking. It was a terrific battle.
Markov: The corporation won. But we gave them a fight to remember. Some of us survived.
Maggie: They always win in the end.
Markov: Maggie speaks truth. Come! For Sterling!
That's not what Caira says.
Abe: How's the research coming?
Caira: That depends on what you want to know.
Abe: Where'd these things come from?
Caira: I don't know. They're not man-made, I can tell you that.
Abe: Ok, that's something. What do they want?
Caira: That's sorta outside the scope of my research but.
Caira: There is something no one's talking about.
Abe: Well, let's talk about it.
Caira: The monsters are happy leaving people alive. But they always, always go after the Patterson tech.
Caira: The relays, the generators. You notice that?
Abe: Yeah. Yeah I did, what does it mean?
Caira: Your guess is as good as mine.
Abe: I doubt that.
At this point it seems like you're ignoring the lore of the game and trying to make the world that's been presented to us seem different than it actually is. Take a hard look at what's actually being said here.