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Eggmorphing the dead

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ninXeno426

PraetorianMember3070 XPFeb-18-2017 12:09 AMIn a xenomorph hive,do you think they'd eggmorph the corpses of chestburster victims?I know in Aliens they appeared to just leave them to rot,and as long as there is a queen it's probably not necessary,but what do you think?If the queen were to die would they eggmorph a corpse to further the life of a colony?Can the dead even be eggmorphed?

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BULL ALIEN

OvomorphMember86 XPFeb-18-2017 12:29 AM

How can the egg morph the dead? They way I look at Alien Bret was Lobotomize by the alien when it bit his forehead. How would the dead work when all your cells breakdown after you die?

ninXeno426

PraetorianMember3070 XPFeb-18-2017 12:45 AMSort of why i asked the question.I actually figured Brett for dead.

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BULL ALIEN

OvomorphMember86 XPFeb-18-2017 1:54 AM

Brett being dead is up for debate, I believe the alien did not kill him but lobotomize him. That way he could be used as an egg. Dallas was being turned into an egg as well and his body way breaking down and reforming into an egg. I hope they go down the egg morphing path and not a queen right off the bat. Good question IMO the dead can not be used to make an egg.

ninXeno426

PraetorianMember3070 XPFeb-18-2017 2:12 AMDon't believe a queen will be seen in Covenant.It's time for Ridley to expand his vision of the series.

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S.M

XenomorphMember1234 XPFeb-18-2017 1:00 PM

There's no point in eggmorphing if you have a Queen.

I don't see why you couldn't eggmorph a body later if the Queen died however. I also don't see how Brett was alive, based on the same thing happening to Parker and Parker and Ripley's testimony of when Brett was taken.

dk

TrilobiteMember8212 XPFeb-18-2017 1:11 PM

For previous chest burster victims- if genetic material is all that is required and there is no queen, then I don't see why it couldn't happen.

ninXeno426

PraetorianMember3070 XPFeb-18-2017 3:17 PMYeah.It was something the dog/runner could have done in Alien 3

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BigDave

DeaconMember10325 XPFeb-18-2017 4:17 PM

I would think they could Egg Morph dead bodies, but as SM said why would they need to if they had a Queen.

I think however they could use the bodies for materials to help construct the hive.

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FacehuggerMember355 XPFeb-18-2017 5:38 PM

I really don't see the need for this to to be the case. Egg-morphing dead folks just seems so...wrong. Especially considering that there are Alien queens churning out eggs like a chicken on steroids. 

However, it does actually bring up an interesting point. What do they do with the bodies. If they just abandon them, that is one thing. But what if there are other purposes. Does anyone on here have a good idea what these Aliens actually prefer to eat anyway..? Its not like there are any Golden Corrals in the hive, so the options are limited...

Maybe a few alien drones sneak a bite or two off the chest-burst victims  (a before attack snack...?) I would like to see this sustenance angle explored a bit more. 

dk

TrilobiteMember8212 XPFeb-18-2017 5:43 PM

There is a xeno diet thread posted not long ago.

I guess it would depend on whether there would be enough useable material from a corpse to us for egg morphing.

ninXeno426

PraetorianMember3070 XPFeb-18-2017 5:56 PMBigDave has a good idea on using the corpses for the hive.

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S.M

XenomorphMember1234 XPFeb-18-2017 6:20 PM

"However, it does actually bring up an interesting point. What do they do with the bodies."

As evidenced in Aliens, AvP and AvP:R - they do nothing.

ali81

NeomorphMember1823 XPFeb-19-2017 10:21 PM

i don't see why, if the queen was to be killed and no eggs available, it wouldn't be a possibility. as long as the body hasn't decomposed and there is enough organic material left if that's all that is available to them

ninXeno426

PraetorianMember3070 XPFeb-19-2017 10:37 PMHello ali81.Precisely my point.

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ninXeno426

PraetorianMember3070 XPFeb-19-2017 10:38 PMThe decomposition would be a problem i imagine.In Aliens,some of those body's had likely been sitting a while.

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ali81

NeomorphMember1823 XPFeb-19-2017 11:47 PM

id say a day or 2 at most would be the limit

ninXeno426

PraetorianMember3070 XPFeb-20-2017 12:00 AMLikely.How long do you suppose some of the corpses we see have been sitting?

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ali81

NeomorphMember1823 XPFeb-20-2017 12:12 AM

hard to tell theres several things to take into account. Hudson states it would take 17 days for others to arrive but doesn't state where theyr point of origin is from. id also imagine with ripleys testimony at the hearing, burke would have been quite sharp when it came to organising a mission to lv426 so im assuming they hadn't lost contact for long before he started the ball rolling. from what I gathered from the book it didn't take long for the xenos to over run the facility, 2-3 days id say. id say the bodies had been there close to 3 weeks but that's just my opinion. from a medical stand point im sure the bodies should have been in a more advanced state of decomp after that amount of time but who knows. is it stated how long it takes sulaco to reach lv426?

ninXeno426

PraetorianMember3070 XPFeb-20-2017 12:19 AMS.M. said about a month if i remember correctly.Then we have Mary the colonist,who couldn't have been grabbed more than 24 hours before the marines arrival.Meaning that some of the corpses seen may be no more than a day or two old.

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ali81

NeomorphMember1823 XPFeb-20-2017 12:23 AM

taking just the movie into account, it is plausible that it took several weeks for the xenos to catch all the colonists.

ninXeno426

PraetorianMember3070 XPFeb-20-2017 12:28 AMMost likely.Mary the colonist,much like Newt,showed that other colonists were hiding too.

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ali81

NeomorphMember1823 XPFeb-20-2017 12:30 AM

yes if a little girl can stay hidden its plausible more colonists managed to evade the xenos for some time

ninXeno426

PraetorianMember3070 XPFeb-20-2017 12:35 AMAliens Fire and Stone had a small group of colonists escaping,but that's different.When they first arrive in Hadley Hope,someone goes into a room with a doughnut that looks pretty fresh,always thought if it wasn't Newt then it may have been someone else.I know that's a weird thing to point out lol.

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ali81

NeomorphMember1823 XPFeb-20-2017 12:39 AM

lol my take on the doughnut was they were just eating on a break or something when they were alerted to a threat and just got up. it does look pretty fresh which thinking about it, doesn't make any sense. if u knew of the xeno threat would u be sitting having a doughnut and coffee? hell I wouldn't lol which makes me think the doughnut is pretty old and I wouldn't try a bite lol

ninXeno426

PraetorianMember3070 XPFeb-20-2017 12:43 AMLol i didn't look at it that way!No i wouldn't either lol.

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ali81

NeomorphMember1823 XPFeb-20-2017 12:49 AM

ppl go on about these wee things being such big plot holes but I couldn't care less, Cameron was trying to set the tone that what happened was very quick and major enough for everyone to just drop what they were doing

ninXeno426

PraetorianMember3070 XPFeb-20-2017 1:37 AMIf people consider a half eaten doughnut a plot hole,then that's ridiculous.

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ali81

NeomorphMember1823 XPFeb-20-2017 2:17 AM

lol think it would be more the condition of the doughnut folk would comment on as I think the idea Cameron was giving was it had been there since the beginning of the outbreak

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