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Author Topic: Do Predators stink?  (Read 2354 times)

[cancerblack]
Nov 08, 2021, 10:02:13 AM
Reply #15 on: 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.



Kradan
Nov 10, 2021, 08:56:15 AM
Reply #17 on: 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


Master Chief
Nov 10, 2021, 03:53:02 PM
Reply #18 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.

« Last Edit: Nov 10, 2021, 06:56:40 PM by Master Chief »

Wysps
Nov 10, 2021, 07:10:23 PM
Reply #19 on: 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.


Billiken
Nov 10, 2021, 11:44:02 PM
Reply #20 on: Nov 10, 2021, 11:44:02 PM
All this talk about smells is going to make me puke  🤮 lol 😂




Car1os
Dec 31, 2021, 02:46:54 PM
Reply #23 on: 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.   


Local Trouble
Jan 11, 2022, 12:40:41 AM
Reply #24 on: Jan 11, 2022, 12:40:41 AM
I bet their balls get sweaty though.


Kradan
Jan 11, 2022, 12:42:52 AM
Reply #25 on: Jan 11, 2022, 12:42:52 AM
Thanks, now I'm gonna go vomit for an hour


Immortan Jonesy
Jan 11, 2022, 01:12:24 AM
Reply #26 on: 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


 

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