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Author Topic: Why is the alien fascinated by flares?  (Read 8249 times)

SM
Oct 24, 2014, 06:30:26 AM
Reply #15 on: Oct 24, 2014, 06:30:26 AM
If it used echo-location it couldn't see flares through closed doors of sufficient thickness

Also it would hum roger waters songs every time a flare was thrown.

Well, being as light is a form of electromagnetism, seeing electromagnetism like a shark would solve the problem, no?

Why not just go with what's on film and have it see light?


tavianini19
Oct 24, 2014, 07:57:59 AM
Reply #16 on: Oct 24, 2014, 07:57:59 AM
I think the reason that everyone tries to come up with different ways for it to see is because it has no visible eyes. But that doesn't mean it doesn't actually have some kind of ocular organ. The original alien had a transparent skull, with very obvious eye sockets. It could easily just have very small but sensitive eyes that blend in with the rest of it's head very well.


Xhan
Oct 24, 2014, 08:25:03 AM
Reply #17 on: Oct 24, 2014, 08:25:03 AM
Possibly.

The only thing we know for sure is a:

they hear in a quadraphonic set up,

they can see for sure in the same range we do,

they can see in a range of unknown bandwidth we can't (avp, alien, alien3, a:r)

and that echolocation and pheromones would be secondary sets at best, if at all, because neither works in closed environments and contrary to popular belief, pheromones are shit for hunting, only useful for determining on site states of being,

and they have some kind of means of tracking stuff at long distances through very very shielded materials, as long as it isn't small girls.

http://gamegossip.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21653

« Last Edit: Oct 24, 2014, 08:26:43 AM by Xhan »

esz
Oct 24, 2014, 08:28:59 AM
Reply #18 on: Oct 24, 2014, 08:28:59 AM
I personally don't need an explanation; I like the mystery of the alien. But... it could just hear the hiss of the flare and be curious about it.


Sagit
Oct 24, 2014, 12:18:15 PM
Reply #19 on: Oct 24, 2014, 12:18:15 PM
The Alien is curious. It would've been cool to see more examples of it being curious about its environment here and there.

It has been there for what..? A two-three weeks. I'm pretty sure it has seen everything there is to see (we visit the entire Sevastopol during one day or so). About the unhealthy interest in flares:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)


Valaquen
Oct 24, 2014, 02:27:34 PM
Reply #20 on: Oct 24, 2014, 02:27:34 PM
Seriously, why does it find flares so interesting, I mean, it doesn't even have eyes! Does this confirm it sees electromagnetism? Even so, why does it care about a stupid flare?

Probably a nod to the unfilmed scene of the Alien being attracted to an alarm light in the original film.


Aliens Dude
Oct 24, 2014, 02:54:44 PM
Reply #21 on: Oct 24, 2014, 02:54:44 PM
If it used echo-location it couldn't see flares through closed doors of sufficient thickness

Also it would hum roger waters songs every time a flare was thrown.

Well, being as light is a form of electromagnetism, seeing electromagnetism like a shark would solve the problem, no?

Why not just go with what's on film and have it see light?

Because it doesn't have eyes?



C91_SJ
Oct 24, 2014, 04:58:06 PM
Reply #23 on: Oct 24, 2014, 04:58:06 PM
Seriously, why does it find flares so interesting, I mean, it doesn't even have eyes! Does this confirm it sees electromagnetism? Even so, why does it care about a stupid flare?

Probably a nod to the unfilmed scene of the Alien being attracted to an alarm light in the original film.

That was exactly my thought when I saw it the first time!




SM
Oct 24, 2014, 09:34:02 PM
Reply #26 on: Oct 24, 2014, 09:34:02 PM
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and they have some kind of means of tracking stuff at long distances through very very shielded materials, as long as it isn't small girls.

Prime real estate under a big fan.  I'm sure of it.


Xhan
Oct 24, 2014, 09:48:40 PM
Reply #27 on: Oct 24, 2014, 09:48:40 PM
Also teddy bear baffling camo


razeak
Oct 25, 2014, 04:05:03 AM
Reply #28 on: Oct 25, 2014, 04:05:03 AM
Pffft....im fascinated by flares. You guys would own me if I was stalking you.


szkoki
Oct 27, 2014, 11:19:54 PM
Reply #29 on: Oct 27, 2014, 11:19:54 PM
The Alien is curious. It would've been cool to see more examples of it being curious about its environment here and there.

it would have been much more cooler to see someone gets raped by it


 

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