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Re: This has been bugging me for YEARS !
« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2003, 03:36:18 pm »

I noticed this during my very first play through the game.

Commander Hayes:
I like to think I'm not a bigoted person, Captain, especially when it comes to allies but there is just something about those Arilou that gives me the creeps.
Talana:
The Arilou, those creepy little weasels, just plain bugged out -- vanished
Talana again:
What I am trying to say is that our SPECIES are almost identical, almost too close a match to be just a coincidence.
I find it intriguing that the same basic word (creepy, creeps) is used in reference to the Arilou. None of the other races in the game use this term when referring to them. Of course it probably has nothing to do with the big picture, but I like finding little connections between things, even if they're insignificant. =)

Still, the feeling of uneasiness shared by humans and Syreen may have something to do with another phenomenon in the game: genetic memory. Whereas some races can consciously recall genetic memories (the Mycon, the Ur-Quan, the Dnyarri) it seems this ability is absent in humans -- and therefore probably Syreen as well. But that doesn't necessarily mean it's absent.

Still, with no direct proof this can only go as far as being a personal point of view on the matter. It's still an interesting line of thought though, yes?
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Re: This has been bugging me for YEARS !
« Reply #31 on: April 10, 2003, 01:35:38 am »

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Syreens and humans are genetically compatable and are capable of producing hybrid young. These hybrids are capable of breeding as well. This means that humans and Syreens are the precise same species, since otherwise they would produce infertile young or wouldn't reproduce at all.


I never thought about this, I always assumed that the grandchildren were Talana's genetic grandchildren, but that doesn't have to be true;  Talana and the Captain may have adopted children, or maybe they adopted some Androsynth (found after SC2), and these Androsynth adopted some human children.  Anyone know if there is dialog regarding genetic compatabilities between Syreen and Human (beyond mere physical compatabilities that we know already exist)?
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Re: This has been bugging me for YEARS !
« Reply #32 on: April 10, 2003, 08:37:46 pm »

Either that or Heinlein would be proud and Zelnick enters a multiple marriage.
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Re: This has been bugging me for YEARS !
« Reply #33 on: April 10, 2003, 08:50:20 pm »

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I never thought about this, I always assumed that the grandchildren were Talana's genetic grandchildren, but that doesn't have to be true;


Correct.  The ending also does not explicity say The Captain and Talana were the ones to get married.  It indirectly implies that.  But I wouldn't say the ending text makes that an absolute truth! :-/
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