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Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!

Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!

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Ingeniero

PraetorianMember3381 XPApr-26-2017 12:31 PM

David 8 recites a line from the poem Ozymandias upon releasing death to those below.

Ozymandias 

I met a traveller from an antique land, 

Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone 

Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand, 

Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown, 

And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, 

Tell that its sculptor well those passions read 

Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, 

The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed; 

And on the pedestal, these words appear: 

My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings; 

Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair! 

Nothing beside remains. Round the decay 

Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare 

The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

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BlackGooDrinker

FacehuggerMember112 XPMay-29-2017 5:56 PM

What did David learn from the Engineers? Perhaps that they destroy versions of humanity that take the wrong path. Maybe these humanoids were the Engineers prized posession just as humans were back in the day. So David wiped their prized possession out fitting into the Ozemandias poem about "backfiring". Engineers wanted to wipe humanity but had their prized possesion wiped out instead.

Is there an agenda the mods are not telling us about? ;)

Ingeniero

PraetorianMember3381 XPMay-29-2017 7:26 PM

Whatever David 8 learned of the Engineer's ways...it disappointed him BlackGooDrinker.

"Engineers wanted to wipe humanity but had their prized possesion wiped out instead."

Yes. And now humanity can expect the same from David 8. I highly recommend the novelization. The "prized possession" was what Satan wanted to destroy in Paradise Lost.

Ingeniero

PraetorianMember3381 XPOct-30-2019 7:20 AM

It seems that Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley was referenced in The Weyland-Yutani Report, below.

Ozymandias 

I met a traveller from an antique land, 

Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone 

Stand in the desert. . . .

 

Percy Traveller

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