Re: What ARE Simulacrums?
Posted By: AlricDate: 12/15/13 11:35 a.m.

In Response To: What ARE Simulacrums? (VikingBoyBilly)

: For a long time I assumed they were robots designed to resemble humans. But I
: realize than in Shake Before Using, Durandal confirms they are cyborgs.
: And Jason Jones once said the Simulacrums go insane from their
: "conversion."

: So the BOBs on the autopsy tables in the pfhor ship are actually... !!!

: Creepy stuff.

: But wait, later in M2, Durandal says that the pfhor stole the green uniforms
: from the science crew and put them on the simulacrums, so the science crew
: was left to run around naked. If the simulacrums were engineered from the
: bobs themselves, they'd already have their uniforms on them! I get the
: explosives and the brainwashing, but I don't understand the yellow blood
: and all of the "telltale signs" in the terminal robert blake
: shows us.

: You don't operate on a human being and it suddenly mutates to have red eyes
: and two toes.

: What are they? Hybrids? Where did they come from? A cybernetic organism
: doesn't just pop out of nothing!

I recall the cyborg copy explanation from both Marathon 1 and 2. However, there was a throwaway line by Durandal back in the M1 manual and in M1 proper (I believe) that mentions Pfhor "neural parasites" as well as the M1 strategy guide mentioning that the "assimilated BoBs" were unfortunate humans who had been infested with a Pfhor parasite turning them into infiltrators/living explosives. Seems like this explanation was retconned by M2 though, in addition with the change of term from "assimilated human" to "simulacrum."

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What ARE Simulacrums?VikingBoyBilly 12/8/13 5:12 p.m.
     Re: What ARE Simulacrums?Narcogen 12/8/13 7:22 p.m.
     Re: What ARE Simulacrums?Godot 12/9/13 4:32 a.m.
           Re: What ARE Simulacrums?Hokuto 12/9/13 5:06 a.m.
           Re: What ARE Simulacrums?Godot 12/9/13 6:05 a.m.
     Re: What ARE Simulacrums?Alric 12/15/13 11:35 a.m.
           Re: What ARE Simulacrums?Godot 12/15/13 12:03 p.m.
                 Re: What ARE Simulacrums?Forrest of B.org 12/16/13 10:14 p.m.
                       Re: What ARE Simulacrums?Godot 12/16/13 11:09 p.m.

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