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Ash states that the organism has a habit of "turning it's cells to polarized silicon." That means a bond between silicon amd a stable atoms, likely carbon. The real world equivalent to this is called silicon carbide, and is used in brake pads and bullet proof vests. This would help to explain why Ash suggests to use flamethrowers: he knows they'll be useless, ensuring the organism's safe capture.


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