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 Post subject: just a passing thought
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:07 pm 
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what would happen if SOMEHOW , a genestealer's tumor tougue thing infected your average tyranid (warriors, horms, terms, etc)? what thing would it make?

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 Post subject: Re: just a passing thought
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:07 pm 
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It'd do... nothing. That's not how genestealer infection works.

A genestealer's kiss infects the host and makes them obedient to the hive, and changes their DNA so any children born to them thereafter are born as hybrids. The first generation- one's direct descendents- are the monstrous Maelignaci, who are about 75% genestealer, but nowhere near as deadly as their Genestealer 'parent'. The next generations show less Genestealer traits until the 4th generation, who look just like normal humans. Their children- the fifth generation-, however, are full Purii Genestealers.

If, say, a Hormagaunt (the only non-Norn Queen Tyranid known to actually reproduce (Tervigons are incubators)) got infected, and bore eggs? I'd imagine the results would end up as a purestrain Tyranid genestealer-- the same as the Imperium has faced on many, many frontier worlds.

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