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** We can gather a few facts: Elma was the one who gave humanity all the tech and information they needed to create the Exodus Project, and as such, was accorded a very high level of authority when it comes to the Lifehold. Being the savior of humanity will lead to some perks. I would imagine that her body was stored because including xeno DNA (if her species even has DNA) would possibly be incompatible/corrupting to the Earth-DNA stored on board.

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** We can gather a few facts: Elma was the one (or at least, one of a group) who gave humanity all the tech and information they needed to create the Exodus Project, and as such, was accorded a very high level of authority when it comes to the Lifehold. Being the savior of humanity will lead to some perks. I would imagine that her body was stored because including xeno DNA (if her species even has DNA) would possibly be incompatible/corrupting to the Earth-DNA stored on board.

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* Why did Powell choose to kill Gerome after committing himself to go on a murdering spree? You'd think he would've shared Gerome's sentiments against the Ma-non and asked him to be a collaborator.


* How does something like Virus work in the concept of a Debuff, especially when the attacks that utilize it vary widely depending on the one that uses it? Does Pathogen Blast utilize a base strain that is carefully calibrated to the composition of the target before being deployed? And How is it even possible for a Jacul to infect a Mimeosome or a Skell with Virus?

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* How does something like Virus work in the concept of a Debuff, especially when the attacks that utilize it vary widely depending on the one that uses it? Does Pathogen Blast utilize a base strain that is carefully calibrated to the composition of the target before being deployed? And How is it even possible for a Jacul to infect a Mimeosome or a Skell with Virus?Virus? Biological Viruses and Cybernetic Viruses are definitely NOT the same thing.

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* How does something like Virus work in the concept of a Debuff, especially when the attacks that utilize it vary widely depending on the one that uses it? Does Pathogen Blast utilize a base strain that is carefully calibrated to the composition of the target before being deployed? And How is it even possible for a Jacul to infect a Mimeosome or a Skell with Virus?



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** I just beat the game, and I don't remember her saying anything about finding Earth. She makes mention that other ''ships'' got out, and is optimistic about there being other ''survivors'', but not about finding Earth.



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**'''Late reply:''' The original question had nothing to do with anyone finding out she was a Xeno, it's about 1.) why she hides the fact that she was the one who defended the White Whale, 2.) why she always changes the subject whenever anyone mentions the Ares, 3.) why does she repeatedly lie to Rook when asked if she knows more than she's letting on, and 4.) why didn't she voice her concerns about Lao until it was too late.
**Elma gets asked these questions at different points and, each time, she either goes silent, or changes the subject, or flat-out lies about it rather than give an answer. Even if she wasn't absolutely certain about Lao, withholding her suspicions about him was still [[IdiotBall poor judgement.]] Had she said something sooner, Vandham and Nagi probably would've had him under strict watch as a precaution, [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot which could have prevented him from stealing the Lifehold data along with Prog Ares.]]



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** Elma's dialogue if you you talk to her after chapter 12 implies that she was concerned with how people would react to finding out she was a xeno.

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** Irina is stated to put a lot of effort into taking care of her weapons because they're used to protect others, but doesn't see the point of putting any care into her armor ''because it only protects her.'' One of her HtH's has her getting into an argument with another BLADE who accuses her of rushing in a disregarding her own safety. The answers she approves of aren't saying that she wasn't taking risks, but agreeing that she shouldn't be overly concerned with her own safety. Furthermore, suicidal behavior ''can'' take on many forms, including reckless behavior and neglecting actions meant for self-preservation.


** During her third heart-to-heart, Irina shows Rook that she constantly has maintenance done on her assault rifle, because she won't risk having it jam on her. If Rook replies he/she does the same, Irina approves and says it's good to see someone who also takes care of their equipment. While in her fourth one, Irina further states that she isn't willing to take unnecessary risks with her life, [[PlotHole which contradicts what Gwin and Elma said about her.
*** Depression isn't that cut and dry and Irina might not be consciously aware that she's wearing herself down. If not that, Irina doesn't seem like a person who's gonna open up about her darkest thoughts. And even if she wants herself to die, it doesn't mean she wants other people to die.]]

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** During her third heart-to-heart, Irina shows Rook that she constantly has maintenance done on her assault rifle, because she won't risk having it jam on her. If Rook replies he/she does the same, Irina approves and says it's good to see someone who also takes care of their equipment. While in her fourth one, Irina further states that she isn't willing to take unnecessary risks with her life, [[PlotHole which contradicts what Gwin and Elma said about her.
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*** Depression isn't that cut and dry and Irina might not be consciously aware that she's wearing herself down. If not that, Irina doesn't seem like a person who's gonna open up about her darkest thoughts. And even if she wants herself to die, it doesn't mean she wants other people to die.]]die.
**Except the heart-to-hearts are about what each character actually believes, or feels. Hence, the reason they respond favorably whenever Rook's responses align with theirs. If Irnia really were suicidal, as Gwin and Elma believe she is, there'd be nothing stopping her from simply offing herself like Ornella did. Or any of the others who took their own lives. Yet, Irina actively takes measures to ensure her own safety, as well as that of her comrades. Either way, Gwin and Elma's concerns don't mesh with what the game actually shows us about Irina's state of mind.


** During her third heart-to-heart, Irina shows Rook that she constantly has maintenance done on her assault rifle, because she won't risk having it jam on her. If Rook replies he/she does the same, Irina approves and says it's good to see someone who also takes care of their equipment. While in her fourth one, Irina further states that she isn't willing to take unnecessary risks with her life, [[PlotHole which contradicts what Gwin and Elma said about her.]]

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** During her third heart-to-heart, Irina shows Rook that she constantly has maintenance done on her assault rifle, because she won't risk having it jam on her. If Rook replies he/she does the same, Irina approves and says it's good to see someone who also takes care of their equipment. While in her fourth one, Irina further states that she isn't willing to take unnecessary risks with her life, [[PlotHole which contradicts what Gwin and Elma said about her.her.
*** Depression isn't that cut and dry and Irina might not be consciously aware that she's wearing herself down. If not that, Irina doesn't seem like a person who's gonna open up about her darkest thoughts. And even if she wants herself to die, it doesn't mean she wants other people to die.
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*According to Lin[[note]]during the cutscene at the end of chapter 11[[/note]], Gwin is concerned that Irina's been throwing herself into her BLADE missions as if she no longer cares whether she lives, or dies. Elma seconds Gwin's assessment, except Irina's heart-to-hearts clearly show both their concerns [[InformedFlaw are unwarranted.]]
**During her third heart-to-heart, Irina shows Rook that she constantly has maintenance done on her assault rifle, because she won't risk having it jam on her. If Rook replies he/she does the same, Irina approves and says it's good to see someone who also takes care of their equipment. While in her fourth one, Irina further states that she isn't willing to take unnecessary risks with her life, [[PlotHole which contradicts what Gwin and Elma said about her.]]

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** Presumably a SequelHook, tying in with the war between Samaar and the Ghosts, or something else entirely. We still don't know who or what Luxaar's "Great One" is or was.


* They named an entire chapter after it, had Elma give an inner monologue about it, and the story never went anywhere with it. Or the tainted enemies for that matter.

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* They named an entire chapter after it, had Elma give an inner monologue about it, and the story never went anywhere with it. Or the tainted enemies for that matter.matter.
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*They named an entire chapter after it, had Elma give an inner monologue about it, and the story never went anywhere with it. Or the tainted enemies for that matter.






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** It makes zero sense to equip a mimeosome with that capability. Would even be wasteful. Since it's known that mimeosomes reproducing is impossible, there's no reason whatsoever to include that particular biological function. One would probably imagine that the female population of NLA is quite happy to not have to deal with that.

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