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Make up of a Special vs. other enhanced humans
« on: June 19, 2010, 12:58:01 PM »

So, I finished reading Specials today and I loved it (of course)

I have a couple questions/thoughts about the specials (and special specials)

Specials seem to undergo extreme plastic surgery plus muscle and bone enhancements.  All their bodies seem to get an extreme hardcore make over.  But what of the process?

If you've read the halo books/played the games, you know that the Spartens are "genetically manipulated and enhanced super soldiers".  Their bones are pretty much unbreakable, and their nervous systems and reflexes have been enhanced so that they can pretty much dodge missiles and any projectile slower than a bullet.  But they undergo intense genetic surgery (as in lots and lots of needles, and fluids and stuff injected into their bones and muscles) plus they have neurol implants.

Then you have Scott's other books "The Risen Empire and the "Killing of WOrlds" in which these beings are cyborgs.  They are enhanced with machines and computers until they only have a human brain or a human brain dowloaded into a computer mainframe.

And then you have the animal super soldier.  I dont know if anyone has seen GI Joe the Rise of Cobra, but the bad guys make super soldiers by splicing human and animal genes (Also in Maximum Ride).  So you can have a human with the reflexes and cunning of a jungle cat with the strength of an ox, the ability to blend in like a chamelone, and the agility of a bird.(or ability to fly)

This is not including all the suits and guns and gadgets.  Just the internal make up (including chips and built in sensors)

What do you think is the best/most effective means of "human weaponizing?"
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Re: Make up of a Special vs. other enhanced humans
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2010, 12:02:46 AM »

Well, the animal thing is pretty cool, but I'd say Specials are the best. They've got all this surgery that makes them as good as the Spartans with the reflexes. We all remember Tally catching those arrows, right? And they've also got enhanced senses, and Skintennas. And they look so awesome (but scary), too! And I'm glad you loved Specials. Who wouldn't?
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Re: Make up of a Special vs. other enhanced humans
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2010, 12:35:38 AM »

specials was the best, followed by pretties, followed by uglies, followed by b to b, followed by extras. (my op)
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Re: Make up of a Special vs. other enhanced humans
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2010, 12:36:33 AM »

Yeah, totally.
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Re: Make up of a Special vs. other enhanced humans
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2010, 12:42:48 AM »

extras seemed like fanfiction to me.
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Re: Make up of a Special vs. other enhanced humans
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2010, 12:43:41 AM »

Yeah, but a really big fan, to get Scott-la's style.
A fan like me, only without any good ideas.
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Re: Make up of a Special vs. other enhanced humans
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2010, 12:44:19 AM »

I'm sure you've got SOME good ideas.
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Re: Make up of a Special vs. other enhanced humans
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2010, 12:47:50 AM »

No, I mean like they have no ideas.
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Re: Make up of a Special vs. other enhanced humans
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2010, 12:49:21 AM »

oh. I think everyone has good ideas, but they don't want to believe that, so their ideas come less frequently.
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Re: Make up of a Special vs. other enhanced humans
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2010, 11:18:39 AM »

i have good ideas
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Re: Make up of a Special vs. other enhanced humans
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2010, 11:20:47 AM »

Yeah, so do alot of ppl.
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