History Headscratchers / GearsOfWar

13th Jan '17 5:23:19 PM Avagantamos
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** This is quite a mouthful to answer, but I'll try to break it down. Basically, the Swarm are evolved forms of the Locust. Shortly after the Imulsion Countermeasure was deployed, the COG noticed that the Locust corpses became encased in a ridiculously tough crystalline structure, so they buried all of them deep underground. Juvies and standard Swarm troops are created when humans are placed into Swarm pods, but the Scions are the old Locust that busted through the crystalline structure encasing them. This explains why the Swarm mostly consists of just Juvies, the various foot soldiers (drones, hunters) and Scions. As for the Snatchers, Pouncers and Carriers, it's tough to pinpoint how they were created. They could be wild Seran creatures that were heavily mutated by the Imulsion Counterweapon or the Swarm could've put wild animals in their pods to see if they would turn out different. The Scions are able to control the Swarm because they are all apart of a HiveMind. Since they have faced humanity before, it's only natural that they are the de-facto leaders for capturing them. However, the Swarm could've been active much earlier and could have gradually captured pockets of humans that were isolated from the main concentration that the COG was monitoring and only decided to show themselves when they had a sizable army 25 years after the war. I'm sure some supplemental material will shed some light on them soon enough.

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** This is quite a mouthful to answer, but I'll try to break it down. Basically, the Swarm are evolved forms of the Locust. Shortly after the Imulsion Countermeasure was deployed, the COG noticed that the Locust corpses became encased in a ridiculously tough crystalline structure, so they buried all of them deep underground. Juvies and standard Swarm troops are created when humans are placed into Swarm pods, but the Scions are the old Locust that busted through the crystalline structure encasing them. This explains why the Swarm mostly consists of just Juvies, the various foot soldiers (drones, hunters) and Scions. As for the Snatchers, Pouncers and Carriers, it's tough to pinpoint how they were created. They could be wild Seran creatures that were heavily mutated by the Imulsion Counterweapon or the Swarm could've put wild animals in their pods to see if they would turn out different. The Scions are able to control the Swarm because they are all apart of a HiveMind. Since they have faced humanity before, it's only natural that they are the de-facto leaders for capturing them. However, the Swarm could've been active much earlier and could have gradually captured pockets of humans that were isolated from the main concentration that the COG was monitoring and only decided to show themselves when they had a sizable army 25 years after the war. I'm sure some supplemental material will shed some light on them soon enough.enough.

*So, Adam Fenix's superweapon destroyed all the Imulsion at the end of Gears 3, right? And Torque Bow arrows are tipped with Imulsion (that's how they explode), right? So, how are there still functional Torque Bows in Gears 4?
23rd Oct '16 7:08:49 PM SuperWaitei
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* So... everything about the Swarm. Where did they come from? Were ''all'' swarm specimens captive humans, and if so, what kind of animal evolves to be completely dependent on metamorphosing a completely unrelated creature in order to reproduce? How does pupation work, exactly -- are the Snatchers responsible for all the MeatMoss lying around? How are the Scions able to control them? How did the Scions survive Adam Fenix's anti-Imulsion weapon?

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* So... everything about the Swarm. Where did they come from? Were ''all'' swarm specimens captive humans, and if so, what kind of animal evolves to be completely dependent on metamorphosing a completely unrelated creature in order to reproduce? How does pupation work, exactly -- are the Snatchers responsible for all the MeatMoss lying around? How are the Scions able to control them? How did the Scions survive Adam Fenix's anti-Imulsion weapon?weapon?
** This is quite a mouthful to answer, but I'll try to break it down. Basically, the Swarm are evolved forms of the Locust. Shortly after the Imulsion Countermeasure was deployed, the COG noticed that the Locust corpses became encased in a ridiculously tough crystalline structure, so they buried all of them deep underground. Juvies and standard Swarm troops are created when humans are placed into Swarm pods, but the Scions are the old Locust that busted through the crystalline structure encasing them. This explains why the Swarm mostly consists of just Juvies, the various foot soldiers (drones, hunters) and Scions. As for the Snatchers, Pouncers and Carriers, it's tough to pinpoint how they were created. They could be wild Seran creatures that were heavily mutated by the Imulsion Counterweapon or the Swarm could've put wild animals in their pods to see if they would turn out different. The Scions are able to control the Swarm because they are all apart of a HiveMind. Since they have faced humanity before, it's only natural that they are the de-facto leaders for capturing them. However, the Swarm could've been active much earlier and could have gradually captured pockets of humans that were isolated from the main concentration that the COG was monitoring and only decided to show themselves when they had a sizable army 25 years after the war. I'm sure some supplemental material will shed some light on them soon enough.
20th Oct '16 5:08:45 PM Observance
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*** Loomis is shown to be a very by-the-book official and considers the Locust to be nothing but animals. Using something as dangerous and powerful as the Lightmass Missle is something that only people very high up in the chain of command would be allowed to approve or even consider, so a lower ranked squad like Kilo using it would be considered treason. Since Loomis doesn't take the Locust as serious opponents, he probably felt that the Lightmass Missle was way too much force to be used on such a trivial opponent. Also, given his by-the-book nature, he justifies in his own mind that dealing with traitors is far more important than some "animals" outside the courtroom.

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*** Loomis is shown to be a very by-the-book official and considers the Locust to be nothing but animals. Using something as dangerous and powerful as the Lightmass Missle is something that only people very high up in the chain of command would be allowed to approve or even consider, so a lower ranked squad like Kilo using it would be considered treason. Since Loomis doesn't take the Locust as serious opponents, he probably felt that the Lightmass Missle was way too much force to be used on such a trivial opponent. Also, given his by-the-book nature, he justifies in his own mind that dealing with traitors is far more important than some "animals" outside the courtroom.courtroom.
* So... everything about the Swarm. Where did they come from? Were ''all'' swarm specimens captive humans, and if so, what kind of animal evolves to be completely dependent on metamorphosing a completely unrelated creature in order to reproduce? How does pupation work, exactly -- are the Snatchers responsible for all the MeatMoss lying around? How are the Scions able to control them? How did the Scions survive Adam Fenix's anti-Imulsion weapon?
12th Oct '16 9:07:23 PM SuperWaitei
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* hey I'v got a great idea! lets have a military trial, even better, lets do it to the people who are currently dealing with the BIGGEST THREAT (this is pre RAAM) ensuring that threat isn't deadified to the max. what the hell?

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* hey I'v got a great idea! lets have a military trial, even better, lets do it to the people who are currently dealing with the BIGGEST THREAT (this is pre RAAM) ensuring that threat isn't deadified to the max. what the hell?hell?
*** Loomis is shown to be a very by-the-book official and considers the Locust to be nothing but animals. Using something as dangerous and powerful as the Lightmass Missle is something that only people very high up in the chain of command would be allowed to approve or even consider, so a lower ranked squad like Kilo using it would be considered treason. Since Loomis doesn't take the Locust as serious opponents, he probably felt that the Lightmass Missle was way too much force to be used on such a trivial opponent. Also, given his by-the-book nature, he justifies in his own mind that dealing with traitors is far more important than some "animals" outside the courtroom.
9th Oct '16 7:45:07 PM finalfaw
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** People don't always take the more logical courses of action when they're desperate and feeling like their back is to the wall.

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** People don't always take the more logical courses of action when they're desperate and feeling like their back is to the wall.wall.

* hey I'v got a great idea! lets have a military trial, even better, lets do it to the people who are currently dealing with the BIGGEST THREAT (this is pre RAAM) ensuring that threat isn't deadified to the max. what the hell?
6th Oct '16 9:20:10 PM TSims
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*** Gears Of War 4 just add to the confusion by having a level that takes place in a historic tomb that's supposed to be similar to "midiviel" age. Implying that humans been on Sera for awhile.

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*** Gears ***Gears Of War 4 just add to the confusion by having a level that takes place in a historic tomb that's supposed supposed to be similar to "midiviel" "midieviel" age. Implying that humans been on Sera for awhile.
6th Oct '16 9:18:57 PM TSims
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***Gears Of War 4 just add to the confusion by having a level that takes place in a historic tomb that's supposed to be similar to "midiviel" age. Implying that humans been on Sera for awhile.
12th May '16 12:14:44 AM 18TillIDie
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*** Look, IF we assume these people are Human-like beings on an alien world, the chances of them having names with origins tied to human history, which all surnames are, is so insane it almost bears no effort to even consider it. More over, as the above post said, IF we assume this is alternate Earth the very existence of the Horde makes that incredibly unlikely--even if we go with the in-universe implication that we "made" the Locusts somehow, none of it makes sense with regard to their religion, the fact the Locust have their own language, or why no one ever saw the things before. Frankly the Lambent are a far more pressing question. Apparently touching the stuff will cause you to play act the end of Akira, yet humans never realized this when we evolved on the planet...why again? No offense, but the only logical explanation for any of this is that Sera was a colony of Earth at some incredibly distant point in the future, and they can no longer leave or contact home. This makes even more sense when you realize they had TWO world wars, one nuclear no less (Armageddon War or the like I forget the name exactly but it's clear from the description it was nuclear) which almost led to humanity's extinction on Sera. The most likely scenario is that during the endless wars the colonists lost the ability to leave, or call for help. Whatever government exists off-world may have assumed they all died. That's not all head canon: the Armageddon War did happen, so did the Pendulum Wars, both were so devastating they eclipse even the pair of world wars we had and one of them is explicitly stated to have brought mankind to extinction's doorstep; the Lambent and Locusts are clearly sentient and yet have no place in human history on Sera or otherwise; the flora and fauna of the planet don't fit in to any we've ever known or even would imagine (unless we discovered a race of anti-gravity octopi and no one told the public) so logic dictates we're looking at a world that is at least outside of our solar system.
23rd Mar '16 4:39:37 PM SuperWaitei
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** In the "105 Questions and Answers about Gears of War 4" video, Rod Fergusson said that the Carmine dynasty was not dead, so it's very likely that he will show up at some point.
23rd Mar '16 11:26:51 AM Dephlogisticate
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*** There is also worth noting that Sera has different ethics from modern day Earth. What Dom saw was a woman who was broken beyond belief. He saw first hand that someone like Tai was DrivenToSuicide as a result of the 'processing'. Maria, a civilian, would have been far worse.

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*** There is also worth noting that Sera has different ethics from modern day Earth. What Dom saw was a woman who was broken beyond belief. He saw first hand that someone like Tai was DrivenToSuicide as a result of the 'processing'. Maria, a civilian, would have been far worse. Not to mention that she was [[FateWorseThanDeath lobotomized]], quite sloppily due to the way the Locust handle it. As such, she wasn't even her, literally just a walking sack of meat. Dom's action was purely a MercyKill, no matter how much he didn't like the idea of it.
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