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Old October 16 2009, 04:00 PM   #1
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Aliens Vs. Hortas

Scenario:

An away team beams down to a planet and is immediately set upon by the legendary Aliens from "Alien." Away team members are being killed left and right, and phaser fire is blasting wildly.

Enter Security Officer Stone, the Horta member of the away team, who rumbles in to defend his comrades. He's armored against powerful acids and he's got some mean acid of his own...

Who wins the resulting Alien vs. Horta fight?
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Old October 16 2009, 04:18 PM   #2
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My money's on the Horta.
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Old October 16 2009, 04:35 PM   #3
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Re: Aliens Vs. Hortas

The Alien has phyisical weapons upon the acidic blood (fangs, talons, sharp tail), but the Horta is smarter. On a one on one brawl, I will probably bet on the Alien. If it's a full battle, Hortas all the way.
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Old October 16 2009, 06:50 PM   #4
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Re: Aliens Vs. Hortas

Horta. Especially if, as a member of the away team, he is fitted with a custom phaser turret on his, er, back. Dorsal side. Whatever.
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Old October 16 2009, 07:07 PM   #5
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Batman, if he has enough prep time.
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Old October 16 2009, 07:16 PM   #6
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I gotta give it to the horta. They move through solid rock as if it were air, that's a hell of a thing if ya think about it.
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Old October 16 2009, 08:04 PM   #7
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I gotta go with the home team on this.
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Old October 16 2009, 08:07 PM   #8
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MeanJoePhaser wrote: View Post
Batman, if he has enough prep time.
I am adding this to my list of pre-canned responses for any discussion.
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Old October 17 2009, 06:49 AM   #9
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Thing is, Aliens usually fight in swarms and they're smart. I'd say if numbers are on their side, one guy, no matter how strong, is going down.
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Old October 17 2009, 09:39 AM   #10
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Re: Aliens Vs. Hortas

Hortas aren't quite "guys'. They're lumps of silicon.
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Old October 17 2009, 04:29 PM   #11
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Hortas aren't quite "guys'. They're lumps of silicon.
That's racist talk, carbon boy!!!
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Old October 17 2009, 05:52 PM   #12
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Depends on a number of factors that we don't know, like the effect of xenomorph blood on silicon dioxide, effects of Horta acid on xenomorph exoskeletons, comparative strengths of Horta and xenomorph.

Probably a draw really.
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Old October 17 2009, 05:56 PM   #13
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Re: Aliens Vs. Hortas

I think this is one of the more awesome threads in the history of Sci-Fi.

I'm going with the Hortas, just because I want the good guys to win.
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Old October 20 2009, 06:10 PM   #14
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Re: Aliens Vs. Hortas

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I think this is one of the more awesome threads in the history of Sci-Fi.

I'm going with the Hortas, just because I want the good guys to win.
Thanks, lol...it just occurred to me out of the blue that a Horta going up against an Alien would be one hell of an awesome pay-per-view fight.

Hortas have no face to hug, are almost impervious even to phasers (I keep picturing the Alien breaking its teeth on a Horta's hide), and are resistant to acid by their very nature. And it's debatable that being silicon-based, a Horta might not even be noticed by an alien (who seem to ignore droids).
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