15 years ago
lol actually this is one of the age old arguments on this site.... il take you through it
Firstly were all quit adamant that predators eat, the movies clearly state this and as a result nobody had questioned that, you see on here we refer to something directly from the movies as "canon" in other words 100% correct and true to the franchise, i think most people agree its quit fair to assume that.
unfortunately there are other elaborations and forms of both franchises, for example comics, fan fics, books and toys...... trouble is.... were do we draw the line with that? how do we decide whats real and whats simple a childish elaboration or method of stretching out our beloved franchise and sucking every last penny out of the fans pockets XD, for example flying aliens and king aliens.... we all know the possibility of an alien flying is quit likely provide its been bread from an animal that flies, but king aliens lol lets just say most of us prefer to stick within the boundaries of our movies
Bottom line is since the predator movies state quit clearly that predators eat, there no argument...... But the alien movies on the other hand dont state anything atol meaning were all left to derive our own opinions from other forms of the franchise including the movies as well and we never really came up with an answer anyone would class as cannon
These are just some of the opinions that have been throw around by members over the years
The aliens have no nutritional needs what so ever, I claim the alien species is completely self sufficient and preserves itself naturally. This also includes the function to respire..... there is an animal alive today which has no nutritional or respiratory needs ... so please donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t claim this is impossible, its not. You may remember the alien queen respiring in aliens which brings us to the only reason that aliens require oxygen and that is to communicate with each other as of course sound can not be produced without oxygen. In alien 3 the alien was merely toying with its victim and perhaps ensuring it was dead.
Aliens do indeed need to eat and breathe, the alien in alien3 is clearly seen eating one of its victims, in aliens before the alien emerges from the cooling tank to take newt, there are air bubbles rising to the surface with the alien. A compact whale could hold a lung full of air in space for an hour and survive; the scene at the end of alien means nothing. The is indeed an animal that requires no nutritional needs, BUT this animal is one of the most mobile creatures on the planet, in order to achieve the amount of movement and strength that the aliens posses and energy source of some kind must exist.
Let us know which side of the fence you stand on, it would be great to fuel this debate once more, it really did wonders for the site
Oh and if you have any points that back either opinion that i left out, feel free to bring those up XD