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Posted by Immortan Jonesy
 - Jan 11, 2022, 01:12:24 AM
Alive Predators must have an distinctive odour of muddy swamp, crab's penise and a slight fishlike whiff of sophisticated rotten meat which they eat further supplemented with touch of their bodily excrements. I bet the meat is very crunchy. :-X
Posted by Kradan
 - Jan 11, 2022, 12:42:52 AM
Thanks, now I'm gonna go vomit for an hour
Posted by Local Trouble
 - Jan 11, 2022, 12:40:41 AM
I bet their balls get sweaty though.
Posted by Car1os
 - Dec 31, 2021, 02:46:54 PM
Two aspects spring to mind with regards to a species' odour: camoflage and chemical-social signaling.

Going with the look of their reptilian skin; has anybody stuck their nose on a reptile?  They don't really smell (unless they're furious and flinging something foul, or they've been sat in their own waste). For the purposes of both hunting and evading predators, it serves them to smell of their environment. 

The case for any kind of odour strong enough for humans to detect, with our rubbish olfactory senses, would be social signalling.  If they can't control this consciously, it wouldn't serve them well whilst hunting.

However, playing with rotting meat will absolutely ensure you're detected from a mile away.  They do spend time dressing and polishing the kills they want to keep, which would take care of the rotting smell aspect.

Given that they're supposed to be an intelligent species, I would be disappointed if they hadn't thought of these issues.   
Posted by acrediblesource
 - Nov 12, 2021, 10:22:23 PM
it should smell like "You-me- tonight- no underwear".
Posted by Samhain13
 - Nov 12, 2021, 04:01:02 PM
Quote from: Master Chief on Nov 10, 2021, 03:53:02 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the Predator's odor is described in Predator South Sea China and from what I remember reading, it's bad.

I think I remember something about that.
Posted by Billiken
 - Nov 10, 2021, 11:44:02 PM
All this talk about smells is going to make me puke  🤮 lol 😂
Posted by Wysps
 - Nov 10, 2021, 07:10:23 PM
The Tim Lebbon novels portray them as not smelling bad, just musky.

I imagine that they would smell frighteningly foul.  We've never been given any indication in the movies that they bathe or clean themselves.  Plus they spend substantial amounts of time covered in grime, so... idk, my money is on them stinking pretty bad.
Posted by Master Chief
 - Nov 10, 2021, 03:53:02 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the Predator's odor is described in Predator South Sea China and from what I remember reading, it's bad.
Posted by Kradan
 - Nov 10, 2021, 08:56:15 AM
First of all, what a great idea for a thread !

Never given this a thought before but I'd imagine Predators smell like rotten meat or something similarly disgusting. After all, they're not vegetarians
Posted by Local Trouble
 - Nov 10, 2021, 12:48:56 AM
Quote from: overthere on Nov 06, 2021, 04:24:09 PM
I bet Predators have a distinctive smell about them.

They probably smell like a seafood restaurant.
Posted by [cancerblack]
 - Nov 08, 2021, 10:02:13 AM
That was always my assumption, hence obsessing over the snake tongue stuff instead.

Out Of Universe, it's also clearly just an aesthetic choice to make it skull-ier.

However your point about the masks does stand and I have no good off the cuff answer to it.
Posted by The Necronoir
 - Nov 08, 2021, 08:06:38 AM
Quote from: SuperiorIronman on Nov 07, 2021, 02:48:58 PM




I just remembered the skill has a weird notch in it. I remember some debate about whether they had nostrils as a result of the skull. So maybe they have it but just not in a place you can immediately see? It's not present on the Super Predator skull however. Though given they are built different that might be a trait they lack if they did have nostrils.

Could just as easily be a spot where soft tissue attaches to the bone. Certainly doesn't look any deeper than the notches for the quills.
Posted by SuperiorIronman
 - Nov 07, 2021, 02:48:58 PM




I just remembered the skill has a weird notch in it. I remember some debate about whether they had nostrils as a result of the skull. So maybe they have it but just not in a place you can immediately see? It's not present on the Super Predator skull however. Though given they are built different that might be a trait they lack if they did have nostrils.
Posted by The Necronoir
 - Nov 07, 2021, 09:33:58 AM
I guess the real elephant in the room is the fact that they tend (and try) to wear a mask at all times, meaning they aren't going to be relying on scent as a sensory tool under ideal circumstances. Our atmosphere might even have such a strong smell of its own (when compared to their native one) that they can't discern much through it anyway.
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