9 years ago
The bit about "instead of a brain" is actually kind of amazing. Simple (and careful) choosing of words seems to make all the difference, and I appreciate that the writers had that kind of care. I really need to read that already.
You pretty much summed up why I love the Xenomorphs so much. They're unlike anything we've ever had to deal with, and it's scary because they're just a random by-product of the black liquid - which might also make them seem less scary, considering a different, stronger creation of the liquid killed off all life on the planet. Like was mentioned in an earlier topic, trying to imagine what the hell that creature is, and if it's still alive, is a horrifying thought. What's also frightening is that the creature may very well have been either some type of Xenomorph or a Xeno ancestor (like what the Protomorph would be as an adult).
You could argue that Xenomorphs truly are just WMDs and not actual animals of any kind, which is why normal rules don't apply to them. With that in mind, what we've seen them handle can actually be considered realistic. Which is also scary.
They're just so foreign. We couldn't ever hope to understand them, and instead we just relate them to things we do understand, which might not be correct at all as far as we know. Not having that ability is truly terrifying.