#1 Edited by fatalsniper728 (498 posts) - - Show Bio

vs.

Both parasites are trying to take over New York City, will come out on top? The Xenomorphs have the queen and the Flood have the gravemind. New York City is fully inhabited with people.

#2 Posted by nick_hero22 (7226 posts) - - Show Bio

Probably the Xenomorphs since their Queen has telepathy which can be used to easily subdue multiple human hosts for harvesting.

#3 Posted by fatalsniper728 (498 posts) - - Show Bio

@nick_hero22: doesn't the gravemind have that same ability? he's the one that can create flood spores

#4 Posted by nick_hero22 (7226 posts) - - Show Bio

@fatalsniper728 said:

@nick_hero22: doesn't the gravemind have that same ability? he's the one that can create flood spores

IDK if the Gravemind has telepathy, but it was shown in the comic Aliens: Earth Hive that Queens are able to utilize telepathy to send horrific nightmares and influence the behavior and perception of dozens of individuals over a pretty large radius.

#5 Posted by fatalsniper728 (498 posts) - - Show Bio

@nick_hero22: oh wow damn lol, but you do you know anything about the flood? I know that they can take over an entire planet...idk if the aliens could do such a feat

#6 Posted by fatalsniper728 (498 posts) - - Show Bio

@nick_hero22: can the aliens take over an entire planet ?

#7 Posted by onilordasmodeus (2612 posts) - - Show Bio

@fatalsniper728:

Given enough Aliens, I'm sure they could take over a planet, but the Flood would come out on top in this battle.

As intellegent as a Xeno Queen could/can be, the presence of a Gravemind suggests that the Flood have "taken" a very large amount of humans as their hosts. That means that all the mind power of all those humans is collected in the Gravemind, and it has total control of all it's flood subjectives. Even with the Queen's telepathy, I don't think she will be able to push any telepathic messages to, or through, them due to the fact that a Gravemind's mind is exonentially stronger.

The Gravemind is said to be omicient, with the ability to be able to recall all the memories of every human the Flood had ever taken. With a Gravemind in control of the Flood, issuing orders telepathically to all flood hosts, It would have much more info about the Xeno's, and the landscape they are fighting in, than the Xeno's would have on the flood in the same amount of time. The Flood would be able to gain a good position to take the Aliens due to shere number simply because they would have eyes and ears everywhere.

The Flood also has many forms that can match the Xeno's in strength and lethality, not to mention that Xeno's need living bodies to procreate while the flood can use the dead. Xeno's can't use the flood because they are already dead, but the Flood can use the Xenos. On top of that, while I don't think there has been any account of a Gravemind making a human see specific things, the Gravemind can speak directly to a human through telepathic means so psychic screams in the mind of an opponent isn't far from possible (but that might be speculation).

I respect that a queen can push a couple dozen human minds, but for a Gravemind to form it takes hundreds, if not thousands, of minds to be collected and assimilated into itself.

#8 Posted by hyiena (1982 posts) - - Show Bio

The Xenomorphs acidic blood would probably make them immune to the flood as they couldn't make them hosts.

#9 Posted by onilordasmodeus (2612 posts) - - Show Bio

@hyiena:

The Flood would assimilate and adjust. In the Halo-verse, NOTHING was/is able to kill the flood other than starving them, that is, destroying all sentient life in the Galaxy.

#10 Posted by hyiena (1982 posts) - - Show Bio

@onilordasmodeus: @onilordasmodeus:

If they can assimilate the Xenomorphs they should win simply by how fast the flood spreads.

#11 Posted by onilordasmodeus (2612 posts) - - Show Bio

@hyiena:

That's my thought. If the OP made it impossible for the Flood to take the Xenos, I think that would make it more fair.

#12 Posted by fatalsniper728 (498 posts) - - Show Bio

@onilordasmodeus: its fair game both of them, and take into consideration that theyre in new york city, and trying to take city over, and plus there's humans living there

#13 Posted by fatalsniper728 (498 posts) - - Show Bio

@hyiena: so the flood wouldnt be able to spread faster then ?

#14 Posted by 18hunt (2948 posts) - - Show Bio

Xeno's

#15 Posted by OmgOmgWtfWtf (7043 posts) - - Show Bio

Do aliens even count as sentient life to begin with? They really have no higher thought capacity beyond that of an semi-intelligent animal.

#16 Posted by fatalsniper728 (498 posts) - - Show Bio

@OmgOmgWtfWtf: they basically are, im sure the flood can find a way to infect one

#17 Posted by onilordasmodeus (2612 posts) - - Show Bio

@OmgOmgWtfWtf said:

Do aliens even count as sentient life to begin with? They really have no higher thought capacity beyond that of an semi-intelligent animal.

For a Xeno Queen to have telepathic abilities, I thinnk that implies higher thought.

#18 Posted by OmgOmgWtfWtf (7043 posts) - - Show Bio

@onilordasmodeus: I know Xeno Queen's have telepathy, but it is difficult what counts as sentience. They have no form of higher thought besides to reproduce and spread. But given that Xenomorphs more times than not has shown the ability to problem solve and do pretty impressive things, I'm left in a stump. If they are considered sentient life then the Flood would assimilate them, but if they're not the Flood would just leave them be.

#19 Posted by fatalsniper728 (498 posts) - - Show Bio

@OmgOmgWtfWtf: can't the flood find to infect them though ?

#20 Posted by fatalsniper728 (498 posts) - - Show Bio

i want this one to continue...

#21 Edited by Inconvenient_Truth (2362 posts) - - Show Bio

"I am a monument to all your sins". Flood wins

#22 Edited by Hyperlight (6568 posts) - - Show Bio

i feel like it would take more for aliens to assimilate then the flood

#23 Edited by Phylos (2675 posts) - - Show Bio

A hybrid of the two species will emerge, it will rise to power and destroy both sides.

/thread

#24 Edited by fatalsniper728 (498 posts) - - Show Bio

@phylos: hmmm prolly an alien queen flood form