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Rampant Speculation (Destiny)

by TTL Demag0gue ⌂ @, Within the shadow of the Traveler, Saturday, September 07, 2013, 13:14 (3917 days ago) @ Ragashingo

I have to wonder if the Fallen are, in fact, effectively highly evolved insects. All but the lowest caste have six limbs, and their heads do seem to be at least vaguely insectoid (the mantis comes immediately to mind). It could be that each house is itself a kind of hive with its own royal hierarchy and caste system. Many insect species (e.g. honeybees) use hormones to determine the type of adult into which the larva ultimately pupates. Perhaps the Fallen use a similar system to shape their houses. The Dregs could essentially be the 'worker' class, and the nubs of the vestigial arms could be a result of the Fallen's young that are forced into that class.

Just something that occurred to me the other day that's probably way off the actual mark. :)


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