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why would there be such a difference between face hugger and the xeno?

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ali81

NeomorphMember1823 XPFeb-02-2017 2:49 AM

to me, the face hugger, when examined by both ash and bishop, appears totally organic, and to an extend, the chest burster. yet the fully grown xeno would def appear bio-mechanical. what do u think would cause such a transformation? ok I get the bursters exoskeleton hardening after molting but the face hugger?

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ninXeno426

PraetorianMember3070 XPFeb-02-2017 2:57 AM

I've never thought of that before.The facehugger plays an integral part in the xenomorph life cycle yet shares almost no physical qualities with it's spawn.It could be related to it's sacrifice.

Nothing the God of biomechanics wouldn't let you in heaven for 

BigDave

DeaconMember10354 XPFeb-02-2017 5:03 AM

This crossed my mind a lot, and i cant really think of a reason for it....

The Face Hugger and Egg are not really Bio-Mechanical not like the Alien that came out of Kane...

But each movie since... includes the Queens... they never quite appear as Bio-Mechanical as the 1979 Big Chap... maybe we would get the reason for this some day?

Maybe they have changed the Aesthetics so the Xeno is now not as Mechanical as the Giger Concept and Alien in the 1979 movie?

Trying to think of a answer.... maybe Kane is not 100% Human lol

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Myrddin365

FacehuggerMember425 XPFeb-02-2017 6:52 AM

It's a completely unique life cycle, to be sure. The facehugger is perfectly suited to its purpose. To impregnate life forms with easily identifiable heads with whatever makes the Xeno. 

This is where the life cycle breaks down, logically. In every species I can think of, it's the adults that lay eggs or engage in reproductive activities (by adult I mean reproductively viable, not 18 years old).

Safe? Of course he isn't safe, but he's good!

Shasta cyclone

FacehuggerMember281 XPFeb-02-2017 8:11 AM

maybe the facehugger is needed as the dominant gene/DNA (carrier) so that it can get its full potential out of any host it attaches to.

S.M

XenomorphMember1234 XPFeb-02-2017 1:50 PM

"why would there be such a difference between face hugger and the xeno?"

Why would there be such a difference between a sperm and egg and a fully developed human?

Myrddin365

FacehuggerMember425 XPFeb-02-2017 4:40 PM

S.M. not exactly an apples for apples comparison. Neither of the things you mentioned are separate organisms. It is also worth mentioning that an egg does not come from sperm and sperm is not deposited by eggs. 

The facehugger is literally a completely different animal that asexually implants the Xeno minutes or seconds postnatal. It is the only thing that doesn't fit. What other Animal is capable of impregnating anything seconds after it's born?

Safe? Of course he isn't safe, but he's good!

S.M

XenomorphMember1234 XPFeb-02-2017 4:47 PM

The hugger is, as described by its creator, an "ambulatory penis".  Looking at it that way, rather than a separate animal, makes the analogy a bit more apt.

Kane's new face

OvomorphMember34 XPFeb-02-2017 6:10 PM

If you look at the facehugger closely, you can assume enough from it's skeletal structure and segmented tail to get the bio-mech. I'd be surprised if it wasn't originally designed this way too. The facehugger we see in Alien looks more mechanical than the original sketches done by Giger.

dk

TrilobiteMember8212 XPFeb-02-2017 7:09 PM

Maybe the embryo was able to utilize a synthetic's fluids to develop but evolve like it seems to have done with any other being. (This is if a synthetic was face hugged- which we don't have evidence happened as of yet).

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