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Offline Red5

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Maybe some Shivans are taller than others, or even fatter. the one tht jumped  on the THOTH coulda been a obese shivan.  Most of em are skinny tho
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Offline Slasher

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Originally posted by venom2506:

Remember the ST cutscene is a leftover, they didn't keep it for some reason.
A shivan can fit in a Dragon w/o any pb, according to this pic. Damn you can put 3 shivans in it lol

The same logic can be used on that picture as well.  As I recall, it wasn't in a cutscene or even a command briefing, but one of many "left overs" for the credits.  

And come to think of it, that Shivan is a "tiny" bit bigger than either the Vasudan or Terran there.  Again, I'm not saying that they're huge, but when you look at one up next to a Dragon you can't help but think it's be a pretty tight squeeze.

I also doubt that the Shivan fighters are controlled by remote or drones, because as QXMX said, the GTVA would probably have found a way to jam them by now and make killing the Shivan fighters as easy as a turkey shoot.  While I'm not saying this applies to all Shivan fighters, we know that a Terran pilot can fit inside a Mara.  This means that there was likely space for a cockpit to begin with, which could quite possibly mean that there's a Shivan inside (we don't know this for absolute certainty which is why I'm not saying this as though it's fact, even if it makes 100% sense).  And even after cockpit space was alloted, there was plenty of room for weapons stores and subsystems.  Just more evidence to pick apart the drone/remote control theory.

However, I don't think we've ever heard of a Shivan being picked out of a fighter, have we?  We know that they populate their freighters with them (the Hall Fight cutscene in FS1 is proof of this).

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Offline Alikchi

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Actually, if you look closely, it's an Azrael.

 
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obese shivan
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Offline Slasher

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Hard to imagine an overly xenophobic race bent on wiping anything that moves off the face of the galaxy becoming obese.  Oh, and thanx for the correction.  We know that the Shivans populate their transports at least.

And since I've strayed so far off topic here, I'd figure I'd better post a legitimate question:

"What fighter is your overall favorite, and what loadout do you use with it?"

Yes, I know you're all thinking what a stupid question this is and how it's sooo subjective.  But you have to remember that if there was a real GT(V)A, we'd only be getting a glimpse into real piloting operations playing the game.  Basically, just the combat part.  We never see what's it's like to take the ship out of the hanger, enter subspace from the cockpit's point of view, arm missiles, and other things regular pilots would take as a given.

 

Offline phreak

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I would ask

"Why can't you guys fly?"
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Offline Slanker

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Offline Setekh

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Hey Slanker, why do you always use the wrong apostrophe (` instead of ')? Is your keyboard retarded?  

Err, what else? Yeah, what did the training involve?
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Offline Slanker

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Hey Slanker, why do you always use the wrong apostrophe (` instead of ')? Is your keyboard retarded?  

Yes... :muppet:

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Offline Joey_21

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What do Terran accomadated Vasudan craft look/smell like inside?  

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Offline Carl

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Originally posted by Setekh:
One of the theories fits in conjunction with the theory that the Shivans we see are just bio-suits or something like that

but Adam Pletcher said they were whagt the shivans really looked like, and that the metal things were bio-implants, not suites.
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Offline Setekh

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theories

 
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