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Which disguise is better

  1. puppet

  2. artificial body

  3. possessed human

  4. infested human

  5. dead body

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  1. takadote26
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    Alien disguise problem...

    Discussion in 'Plot Development' started by takadote26, Feb 14, 2015.

    I have this alien character whose real form is a plant-based lifeform from planet Venus in the near distant future, but I have trouble explaining how and describing what by which she actually controls her own humanoid disguise. I actually was going for the skin-suit option, but that has been way too overdone.

    The other options are the body is a puppet, artificial body and using a (possessed) living human which would way be trickier to explain. Or even using a human's discarded corpse as a puppet.
     
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    I voted for 'puppet.' I was thinking maybe the alien didn't built it perfectly and has trouble operating it.
     
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    I went with puppet. Has the best comedic value.
     
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    If you don't turn the option to change one's vote off, none of us can view the results after voting.

    I think the artificial body might work, like The Body Snatchers. The Thing uses possession.
     
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    Can you clarify what you mean by artificial body, exactly, I haven't watched Invasion of the Body Snatchers yet... The Thing movie I have yet to watch either. The puppet would be a bit of a clunky idea, but the infested human might be a really dark twist... The alien is a flower-like alien with red petals, who disguises itself as a green-haired teenaged girl.
     
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    In the body snatchers the aliens are plants and they grow their artificial bodies from seed pods. When the pods open, there is a copy of a human inside. When people fall asleep, the seed pod grown human replaces the real one.
     
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    Ah, I see... Might consider that, or we can talk about the other options as well before I finally decide...

    PS: how do I edit my own poll?
     
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    If you can still edit your post, the 'edit poll' option is at the top right hand corner of the poll.
     
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    I'm afraid I can't edit my post or my poll...

    In the meantime, what do you think of the other options I mentioned earlier?
     
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    Oh well. You tried. :)
     
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    Now, back to the other options for the alien disguise...
     
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    I'm not entirely sure what you mean by infested human. The word infested implies lots of aliens hitching a lift on one human body, which could be quite cool, but I think you mean something else.
     
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    I went with possessed. Have you heard of the game "The Last of Us?" It's a zombie apocalypse setting, but the infection is a fungus that takes control of human bodies - it's inspired by real life fungi in south american rainforests that actually do this to ants. Creepy stuff.
     

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