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Author Topic: The Rage War: A three part Alien / Predator epic b...  (Read 163678 times)

SM
Aug 31, 2020, 12:24:10 AM
Reply #1605 on: Aug 31, 2020, 12:24:10 AM
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Kradan
Aug 31, 2020, 05:41:59 AM
Reply #1606 on: Aug 31, 2020, 05:41:59 AM
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SpaceKase
Aug 31, 2020, 08:06:46 AM
Reply #1607 on: Aug 31, 2020, 08:06:46 AM
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It's kind of a small and oblique reference amidst a giant three book epic. I wouldn't be surprised if most folks missed it.

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That's pretty awesome! Shame on the latter note though.

« Last Edit: Aug 31, 2020, 08:11:10 AM by SpaceKase »

Tichinde
Aug 31, 2020, 12:08:27 PM
Reply #1608 on: Aug 31, 2020, 12:08:27 PM
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It's kind of a small and oblique reference amidst a giant three book epic. I wouldn't be surprised if most folks missed it.

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That's pretty awesome! Shame on the latter note though.

Just curious, I missed it too. What makes you think it was supposed to be

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SpaceKase
Aug 31, 2020, 01:44:31 PM
Reply #1609 on: Aug 31, 2020, 01:44:31 PM
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It's kind of a small and oblique reference amidst a giant three book epic. I wouldn't be surprised if most folks missed it.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

That's pretty awesome! Shame on the latter note though.

Just curious, I missed it too. What makes you think it was supposed to be

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-Excerpt From: Lebbon, Tim. “Predator - Incursion.” Titan, 2015-10-20T04:00:00+00:00. iBooks.
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It's literally only this passage; super indirect, but specific enough to imply a pointed reference.

« Last Edit: Aug 31, 2020, 02:00:15 PM by SpaceKase »

Tichinde
Aug 31, 2020, 01:52:15 PM
Reply #1610 on: Aug 31, 2020, 01:52:15 PM
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It's kind of a small and oblique reference amidst a giant three book epic. I wouldn't be surprised if most folks missed it.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

That's pretty awesome! Shame on the latter note though.

Just curious, I missed it too. What makes you think it was supposed to be

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

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-Excerpt From: Lebbon, Tim. “Predator - Incursion.” Titan, 2015-10-20T04:00:00+00:00. iBooks.
This material may be protected by copyright.

It's literally only this passage; super indirect, but specific enough to imply a pointed reference.

Damn dude, that's awesome. Yeah I missed that the first time around, don't know how but that's actually really cool.


SpaceKase
Aug 31, 2020, 02:02:13 PM
Reply #1611 on: Aug 31, 2020, 02:02:13 PM
Damn dude, that's awesome. Yeah I missed that the first time around, don't know how but that's actually really cool.

Definitely an Inside Baseball kind of obscurity, but pretty nerdy and fun. These books are on regular rotation on my iPod for background noise so certain details always stick out for me, and this was one I always liked

« Last Edit: Aug 31, 2020, 02:08:03 PM by SpaceKase »

Wysps
Aug 31, 2020, 03:00:45 PM
Reply #1612 on: Aug 31, 2020, 03:00:45 PM
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It's kind of a small and oblique reference amidst a giant three book epic. I wouldn't be surprised if most folks missed it.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

That's pretty awesome! Shame on the latter note though.

Just curious, I missed it too. What makes you think it was supposed to be

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Quote
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-Excerpt From: Lebbon, Tim. “Predator - Incursion.” Titan, 2015-10-20T04:00:00+00:00. iBooks.
This material may be protected by copyright.

It's literally only this passage; super indirect, but specific enough to imply a pointed reference.

Woah  :o  I missed that also.  So, "ascendance" - is that to mean, according to Lebbon, that the Predators we've been seeing hunting on Earth have been a part of that parent group?  I guess I'm not sure what "ascendance" means in this regard.

« Last Edit: Aug 31, 2020, 03:03:19 PM by Wysps »

Tichinde
Sep 01, 2020, 06:53:59 AM
Reply #1613 on: Sep 01, 2020, 06:53:59 AM
You know, this is slightly off topic and I still think it technically counts as spoilers but I always found this funny as hell

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Anyway, rant over. I just always found that premature aging amusing


HuDaFuK
Sep 01, 2020, 08:26:27 AM
Reply #1614 on: Sep 01, 2020, 08:26:27 AM
Maybe they just age differently, like how some people go bald or grey in their 30s...


Kradan
Sep 01, 2020, 09:07:05 AM
Reply #1615 on: Sep 01, 2020, 09:07:05 AM
Maybe they just age differently, like how some people go bald or grey in their 30s...

My dad in his 40s and he's almost grey now

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SM
Sep 01, 2020, 09:21:53 AM
Reply #1616 on: Sep 01, 2020, 09:21:53 AM
Looks like he's wearing a cricket protector on his face.


Corporal Hicks
Sep 01, 2020, 04:12:58 PM
Reply #1617 on: Sep 01, 2020, 04:12:58 PM
Yeah, Homeworld's artwork isn't the best IMHO. Never been keen on that particular Predator.


SpaceKase
Sep 01, 2020, 04:26:37 PM
Reply #1618 on: Sep 01, 2020, 04:26:37 PM
You know, this is slightly off topic and I still think it technically counts as spoilers but I always found this funny as hell

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Anyway, rant over. I just always found that premature aging amusing

Yeah, with these Yautja, it's certainly seems like it's not the age but the mileage. Excepting some of the books which I haven't read, the oldest Yauts we appear to have seen have been Kalakta who, as you've pointed out has at least a 974 year span that we've seen. We can assume he's fairly young in that first appearance, and yeah, he's probably seen a lot of action between his first and second appearances, but he probably has that Steve Martin/Patrick Stewart silver fox thing going on as well. From the culture bits that have been shown in the EU, many of the clans seem to operate on a meritocracy, so youngish clan leaders are certainly plausible and likely. There have also been hints about royalty and revered bloodlines out there too, so if their cultures are at least as diverse as ours, which they should be, it can be assumed that there might be a Shia & Sunni kind of dynamic going on, like factions supporting merit vs birthright. But anyway, I digress...

The other eldest we've seen are that crusty Shaman dude from Homeworld with the cricket protector looking mask. These "Homeworld" guys are really interesting because it seems like the elder is some kind of preacher on a mission to save the youth of some backwoods green-trash clans, likely descended from the banished, the isolationist, or otherwise disgraced from greater pred society. These teenage hooligans appear to have succumbed to the charms of space-satanic ritualism, and the yautja-sacrifice that inevitably goes along with it, and our preacher/shaman elder has to go hunt down the worst of wayward punks and nip some badbloods in the bud. There's a lot of ambiguity in Homeworld and I kind of love it.

The oldest and most haggard elder we've seen has been Old Dragon from Predator Xenogenesis and his 1000 year battle with Subotai, we have no idea how old he was when he started their feud, but we've seen a lot of youngbloods cutting their mandibles on Earth, so it's possible he could have been fairly young as well at the start.

So nothing definitive has ever been stated, but on average it seems like a factor of 10x years can be applied to Yauts as compared to humans when it comes to normal-ish life spans. But science and alien biology is a hell of drug so there's always wiggle room for statistical outliers. 

« Last Edit: Sep 01, 2020, 04:32:17 PM by SpaceKase »

 

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