Xenomorph Inner Mouth
Posted Feb-16-2017 1:33 AM
Have you ever wondered what/how/why the Inner mouth of the Xeno came to be.? I was always curious about how they came up with the concept so I did some research. The inner mouth of the Xeno is actually real. It's crazy that something in our world has a similar mechanism. It is called a Pharyngeal Jaw. This is common to the Moray Eel. The Moray Eel has a Pharyngeal Jaw. It's nothing like the Xeno's and has a lot more in common with the Deacon then the actual Xeno, but still cool none the less. I have included a diagram showing how the Pharyngeal Jaw functions.
Pretty awesome huh.
Posted Feb-16-2017 3:55 PM
Indeed its surprising how many things in our Oceans connect to what we see in the Xenomorph and related Organisms Biology.
I know for sure they borrowed the Goblin Shark for the Deacon but as far as the Xeno i am not sure they referenced the Eel, i think it was just coincidence.
The original idea was a bit different and like below.
But he took this concept off from some of his other work, with similar like extended barbs if you would. I am trying to think which few works he shown similar.
Wishing those around the World who finally get to see AC this week a very good weekend
Posted Feb-16-2017 5:44 PM
BigDave, that will be your favourite one:
'An eel with a mouth like a pelican. Little is known about this deep-sea monster, which lives around 3,000 metres below the surface and grows up to six feet long.
Why they are terrifying: Their weirdly enlarged jaws and super stretchy stomachs allow them to swallow prey as large as they are.'
Posted Feb-16-2017 7:05 PM
'Goblin sharks live up to 1,300 metres below sea level and grow to around 3.5 metres long. They scan the seabed with super-long snouts, detecting the tiny electrical currents given off by all living things.
Why they are terrifying: Because they seem to detach their whole mouth from their body to grab their prey.'
Posted Feb-16-2017 7:08 PM
'The megamouth shark grows to up to 5.5 metres long, yet wasn’t discovered until 1976. It has a massive mouth with a glowing light inside to attract its tiny plankton prey.
Why they are terrifying: Because only 55 specimens have ever been seen. If something so big can hide from is for so long, what else might be down there?'
Posted Feb-17-2017 5:38 AM
Interesting comments posted about already, but I would like to take the vantage point of "Why this specialized skill was bred, spliced, or lucked onto by it's creators (Whether Engineer, David, or otherwise).
It's functions as a nice "concealed weapon" that works great in up close fighting.
That being said, I cannot honestly contrive a reason for it to exist other as a weapon. It does not serve as purpose for eating, as the creature is equipped with a well-able outer mouth with adequate choppers. It also does not have a function in mating, nurturing young, or socializing.
It also does not/should not serve as as a viable defense mechanism because the inner mouth relies on close proximity. Additionally, as we all know, the Xeno is equipped with a host of other skillsets and features that make it one tough hombre to attack (Quickness and agility, tough outer skin, acid for blood, nasty claws, etc.). That rules out natural selection.
This leads me to one conclusion. This feature was bred as part of an offensive arsenal for the Xeno. BLUF: I believe this creature was created as a weapon and all these features like the deadly inner mouth were contrived to make it as deadly as possible.
Let me know what you think.
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