Jump to content


Photo

Suggested Aliens


  • Please log in to reply
54 replies to this topic

#51 Xer0

Xer0

    Sergeant

  • Forum Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 51 posts

Posted 15 April 2004 - 09:04 PM

Terrorworm

An enormous worm unleashed upon a terror site, eating any humans in sight as well as destroying nearby structures. The creature is a juggernaut at thirty feet long and weighing multiple tons. It is so vicious that even its alien owners have trouble controlling it, and sometimes it is even a threat to them. The Terrorworm is deployed only during dire situations or large-scale terror attacks. The creature's fury would be chaotic during a base attack.

#52 mikker

mikker

    Artwork Department

  • Xenocide Artwork Department
  • 2,211 posts

Posted 16 April 2004 - 06:20 AM

Will'o'wisp

Its a small flying spot with impressive speed, but no attacks. It have psi powers though. No armor at all, and very low hp (a single hit kills them, even with a pistol). It is resistant to HE, INC, and STUN, and therefore cannot be captured alive (1 hp, or 0 hp, so no stun). Small, hard to hit, and often hide in the dark.

Edited by mikker, 16 April 2004 - 06:21 AM.

Some people say that dreams are a portal to the subconscious. If that is so, I am a very disturbed person.

the truth about scientology

#53 Shades of Green

Shades of Green

    Rookie

  • Forum Members
  • Pip
  • 0 posts

Posted 22 July 2004 - 11:02 AM

Hybrids
Similar in appearance to the Mutants suggested earlier, but similar in in gameplay function to physically stronger, less-psionic sectoids (think Gillmen). Should appear on some sectoid UFOs in the mid-late game, but mostly in bases (where they're being bred) and on infiltration missions. Look like a bit larger version of the Sectoids with hair, a (very small) nose and somewhat smaller, yet still totally black eyes.

Edited by Shades of Green, 22 July 2004 - 11:02 AM.


#54 The Master Maniac

The Master Maniac

    Captain

  • Xenocide Recruit
  • 442 posts

Posted 22 July 2004 - 02:43 PM

No offense, but some of these suggestions seem to deviate somewhat from the more, I dunno, tangible feel of the original...?

But on another note, it would be cool to see a stronger, more humanoid-style alien with next-generation armor, that has some respectable psi-abilities, and a high level of strategic intelligence to boot. A kind of more formidible enemy that would appear mid-game, so to speak. Perhaps this character could be the byproduct of alien genetic experiments on captured humans?

Even more interesting is the idea that the aliens, if the player isn't careful enough to stop them from advancing their research efforts from going too far, could engineer a species of human replicants that could infiltrate the player's organization itself, even go so far as to impersonate regular human soldiers. That does sound a bit radical, but heck--it's worth floating it for discussion, right?

Edited by The Master Maniac, 22 July 2004 - 02:45 PM.


#55 Paladin

Paladin

    Colonel

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,132 posts

Posted 26 July 2004 - 07:25 AM

No offense, but some of these suggestions seem to deviate somewhat from the more, I dunno, tangible feel of the original...?

But on another note, it would be cool to see a stronger, more humanoid-style alien with next-generation armor, that has some respectable psi-abilities, and a high level of strategic intelligence to boot. A kind of more formidible enemy that would appear mid-game, so to speak. Perhaps this character could be the byproduct of alien genetic experiments on captured humans?
(...)

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Aren't those called teh Ethereals?? ^_^

I like the idea of a chameleon alien, some of them could also have an ability (psi-based, tech-based or innate) to trurn invisible qhen not moving, say for a limited number of turns per battle... That would be ccol :devillaugh:
"You're just jealous because the voices in my head only talk to me."

"I only think this stuff up ..
then I have to write it down so it doesn't corrupt the rest of my brain.. "

"There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.
There is another which states that this has already happened.
-Douglas Adams (The Hitchhicker's Guide to the Galaxy)"