Ok so in a human-are-space-orcs setting, humans are also going to be weirdly (or terrifyingly, depending on your point of view) good a booby traps: improvisational engineering, breaking rules, defending their homes/pack bonded crewmates/pack bonded ships, general mayhem and chaos, and sheer bloody-mindedness.
Imagine the how aliens would react to Home Alone, Tom and Jerry, Roadrunner and Coyote, etc.
“When attempting to capture a human ship or settlement, be extremely warry of anything that appears abandoned, or defended only by ‘unarmed’ ‘non-combatants’. There is no such thing as an unarmed human. There are only humans who have done a better job of concealing their improvised weapons.
See files “Jackie Chan” and “Kevin McCallister”
Will you please tell Santa that instead of presents this year, I just want my family back. No toys. Nothing but Peter, Kate, Buzz, Megan, Linnie and Jeff. And my aunt and my cousins. And if he has time, my Uncle Frank.
FESTIVE SEASON 🎄 HOME ALONE, dir. Chris Columbus (1990)
“Has the boy ever run away from home?” “No.” “Has he ever been in a situation where's been on his own?” *Kate shakes her head. Peter gives her a look* “As a matter of fact, this has happened before. It's become sort of a McCallister family travel tradition.” “Funnily enough, we never lose our luggage.” *They both laugh, and knock on the wooden desk* *Officer Bennett does not laugh* “He was left at home, by accident, last year.” “That's what my wife meant when she said this has become a McCallister family travel tradition.”
Happy 30th Anniversary to Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
Frankly, I don’t buy the “Kevin’s a child psychopath,” takes on Home Alone. His family sucked and how easily people forget that kid wasn’t bothering anybody the entire time he was alone. He ate junk food, he watched too much TV, he empathizes with Marley and he went to church for goodness sake. He only goes scorched earth on the two people trying to rob his house.