Do Predators stink?

Started by overthere, Nov 06, 2021, 04:24:09 PM

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[cancerblack]

[cancerblack]

#15
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.

Local Trouble

Local Trouble

#16
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.

Kradan

Kradan

#17
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

Master Chief

#18
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.

Wysps

Wysps

#19
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

Billiken

#20
All this talk about smells is going to make me puke  🤮 lol 😂

Samhain13

Samhain13

#21
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.

acrediblesource

acrediblesource

#22
it should smell like "You-me- tonight- no underwear".

Car1os

Car1os

#23
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

Local Trouble

#24
I bet their balls get sweaty though.

Kradan

Kradan

#25
Thanks, now I'm gonna go vomit for an hour

Immortan Jonesy

Immortan Jonesy

#26
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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