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Aliens; how do they move?
« on: February 19, 2004, 04:30:49 am »

The Zoq-Fot-Pik, as we see them, have no legs. How to they move then? They mention in their history when they invented wheel, fire and religion all three were walking or so. So how? Zoq (the plant) just ... slowly "wlobbing", the middle (Fot?) flying and the Pik jumping?

Chenjesu? I don't think they need to move, but still ...

Umgah? They are just a mass of some organs and eyes. They'd poke themselves on sharp things on the ground immidiately, but still, how do they move?!
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Re: Aliens; how do they move?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2004, 05:02:37 am »

I imagine the Zoq Fot Pik all waddle or hop around in a highly comical fashion.

The Umgah probably pull themselves around by their limbs. Those flesh chambers they're in must somehow give them better mobility. The Umgah spy that pulled the trick on the Spathi probably had special parts grafted onto it so it could pretend to be one of the slugs.

The Chenjesu... well... you've got me there.
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Re: Aliens; how do they move?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2004, 05:44:38 am »

If always wondered about the chensesu in particular. It could be that they have limbs made up of crystaline substances. It could be that they are mindes that move from crystal to crystal. But movement is still neccesary for building those broodhomes.
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2004, 06:15:38 am »

The bass that the zoq-fot-pik are on is not attached to them, it is like a platform. I imagine the zoq and the fot have legs. The pik may traval like a worm.
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Re: Aliens; how do they move?
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2004, 09:11:07 am »

i always belived that the chenjesu used telepathy and telekinesis, to move objects and interact with the world around them. though no written explination surpports this, to me it makes since that a being, not organic, would have other means to be mobile.

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Re: Aliens; how do they move?
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2004, 11:55:34 am »

On battle the umgah appears to have a body besides the head. Maybe F&P decided that if they are just heads it will look much better.



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Re: Aliens; how do they move?
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2004, 12:14:01 pm »

We really don't have a clue how the "real" umgah looks like. They all do modifactions to their bodies! So I really don't have clue how they move.

The chenjesu... well I have no clue how they move either! Tongue They don't have legs...hands... or anything they can use to move! So there are 2 options: Telkenesis(like DEFAINT said) or they just don't need it, since they have the Tech they need to move.
Now you probably ask: "How they have the tech they need to move themself?" The answer is simple: They are not a "real" race. Someone created them. This is my opinion.

And for the zok-fot-pik.... I agree with Shiver Grin

Edit: look on the second picture of the Umgah. The one from the back seem to stand on legs.
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Re: Aliens; how do they move?
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2004, 12:55:59 pm »

If I remember correctly  in SC3(no comment that I'm referring to this abomination plz!) the Chmmr Levitated let's assume the same is true of the chenjesu,  the mrmmrm(excuse shitly spelling) were mechnical probably with robotic limbs which the chmmr don't have lets assume the physical aspect is the Chenjesu and the mental aspect is the mrmmrm(excuse spelling again).

And let's look at the umgah in a different light they are parsitic by nature right?  Let's say they they "infest" a mobile animal let's say a mule for example it would take over the mind and then live inside of it, similar to the Dnyarri no?
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Re: Aliens; how do they move?
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2004, 06:57:28 pm »

The Umgah don't look parasitic to me.

IIRC, the canonical answer for Chenjesu is that they do not move themselves, but they do have the ability to manipulate electrical fields, enabling them to build complicated electrical devices. These can then be used to move the Chenjesu if they so desire.
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Re: Aliens; how do they move?
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2004, 12:54:33 am »

Like D999 said, the Chenjesu use highly complex and sophisticated electrical fields to manipulate their surroundings; they can send hyperwave communications naturally too.

Where on God's green earth did you get the idea that the Umgah are parasitic?
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Re: Aliens; how do they move?
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2004, 01:34:33 am »

The Chenjesu had no natural predators, and were chemo-photovores; they had no need to evolve movement since both were in extreme abundance on their planet.  Assuming that their bodies are piezo-electric, some part of them has to deform in order to produce their electric arcs, so they might have some sort of silca-musclular base used to move slowly in search of new chemical deposits (and to eat).

The ZFP:  The Zoq probably waddles, the Fot probably crawls with hundreds of tiny legs under its shell (it looks like a lichen-scraper), and the Pik seems to bounce quite a bit already in the comm screen.

The Chmmr in SC3 bear no resemblance to the Chmmr in SC2...

The Umgah are agoraphobic, so they don't touch the ground too often. In regards to their being parasitic:  I mentioned parasitic anscestry as a possible explaination for their agoraphobia and preference for fleshy living environments.

A question from another thread:  Did the Ur-quan travel through the tree-tops on their planet (like they do in their dreadnoughts now), or did they crawl on the ground?

Do Druuge move at all, or do they hang in chains throughout their lives, letting machines move them around?

How do the Supox move (a question answered in another thread if I recall correctly)?

Do VUX have legs or two more tentacles?
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« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2004, 01:43:56 am »

I think some of those questions are yet to be decided. The VUX could walk with legs, or many tenticles. The supox could easily have legs. Most of the pictures seem to cut off so you don't see how they walk. Maybe that should be an ingame question.
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Re: Aliens; how do they move?
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2004, 02:01:18 am »

Just answered one of my own questions: VUX are bipedal (in the SC1 manual).
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Re: Aliens; how do they move?
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2004, 01:02:49 pm »

I indeed forgot about the Chenjesu telekinesis and telepathic abilities. Would figure out a lot. Moving themselves with telekinesis... cool.

I tried to come up with other races that might seem pecualiar...

I find Pkunk rather peculiar, when it comes to walking/moving. Their immensily large, fat head must weight so much it must interfere...
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Re: Aliens; how do they move?
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2004, 06:35:31 pm »

Hmm... I would guess that the Pkunk exhibit morphological changes that came about due to living principally in space.

I don't know how the planet-bound ones do it.
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