History Headscratchers / Prototype

16th Aug '16 11:01:49 AM PastryPerson
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16th Aug '16 11:01:48 AM PastryPerson
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** They aren't actually zombies, at least not in the "undead" sense. They're more like mutants. I'd assume that Blacklight repurposes the brain to join the hive-mind, which would make it pretty useless for Mercer to consume.
16th Aug '16 10:55:24 AM PastryPerson
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** However, it is possible for one to be immune to the virus (a Blackwatch notice reads "Immunity may be hereditary.")
12th May '15 8:50:35 PM Vitruvius
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* How did Cross know Alex was gaining immunity to Bloodtox when the rest of Black Watch didn't? Even if he'd already been consumed by the Supreme Hunter by then, that doesn't explain ''how he knew''. For that matter, why was Randall surprised when Alex revealed how he absorbed the thoughts and memories of the people he killed? That seems like the kind of thing the man at the very top the organization should have known that late in the game.

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* How did Cross know Alex was gaining immunity to Bloodtox when the rest of Black Watch didn't? Even if he'd already been consumed by the Supreme Hunter by then, that doesn't explain ''how he knew''. For that matter, why was Randall surprised when Alex revealed how he absorbed the thoughts and memories of the people he killed? That seems like the kind of thing the man at the very top the organization should have known that late in the game.game.
** Cross warned Alex about the plan to distribute Bloodtox throughout the city. He presumably knew where the dispensers would be. Since he knew that Alex would come to destroy them, he could have set up camp and watched. Of course, he couldn't have moved quickly enough to watch all of them, and in terms of gameplay, you ''don't'' actually gain any resistance to Bloodtox...
** In one of the Web of Intrigue nodes, McMullen (this troper thinks) seems to be trying and failing to convince someone else that Mercer can steal the memories of the people he kills. Perhaps General Randall heard these theories and dismissed them as ridiculous.
* Everyone Alex consumes dies. Why does General Randall survive long enough to realize that Mercer can harvest memories?
26th Aug '14 9:16:21 AM LemonAdrian
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** Before complaining about sexism, think about the type of people in the game. Genetic science is overwhelmingly male dominated. The military, especially combat roles like infantry, armour and artillery are all men. Shady government agencies or the civilians working with Blackwatch might have more females, but we don't really interact with the governmental side of things. Most female doctors are GPs, OB/GYNS or pediatritions, so since Mercer never gets a mission to devour the nearest childrens ward we have no reason to see them.

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** Before complaining about sexism, think about the type of people in the game. Genetic science is overwhelmingly male dominated. The military, especially combat roles like infantry, armour and artillery are all men. Shady government agencies or the civilians working with Blackwatch might have more females, but we don't really interact with the governmental side of things. Most female doctors are GPs, General Practitioners, OB/GYNS or pediatritions, pediatricians, so since Mercer never gets a mission to devour the nearest childrens ward we have no reason to see them.
26th Aug '14 9:14:00 AM LemonAdrian
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** Before complaining about sexism, think about the type of people in the game. Genetic science is overwhelmingly male dominated. The military, especially combat roles like infantry, armour and artillery are all men. Shady government agencies or the civilians working with Blackwatch might have more females, but we don't really interact with the governmental side of things. Most female doctors are GPs, OB/GYNS or pediatritions, so since Mercer never gets a mission to devour the nearest childrens ward we have no reason to see them.
8th Jul '14 11:17:33 PM Medusa
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* How did Cross know Alex was gaining immunity to Bloodtox when the rest of Black Watch didn't? Even if he'd already been consumed by the Supreme Hunter by then, that doesn't explain ''how he knew''. For that matter, why was Randall surprised when Alex revealed how he absorbed the thoughts and memories of the people he killed? That seems like the kind of thing the man at the very top the organization should have known that late in the game.
3rd Nov '13 5:31:37 AM Aquillion
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** Probably he gets nothing, since we know that damaging someone's brains too badly keeps him from getting their memories -- and a zombie's brains likely decay.
14th Oct '13 5:05:14 PM DarkGidora
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10th Oct '13 12:37:15 PM kingofdanerds
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** Mercer storing the radio inside of him was what I always thought was going on. However, he could fairly easily make the transponder in the same way he makes his clothes. The engineering for a transponder might be hard, but the materials are relatively simple: copper wire, plastic or metal case (I'm not sure what the military would use for that), etc. If he could make the fabric for his clothes and even a gas mask for some of his disguises, a transponder would definitely be within the realm of possibility.
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