I think this would be the best approach. But which film would that be? Predator, AvP?Yeah I gotta say I don't particularly like this part of the original design. Honestly the idea molecular manipulation by an organism, without some kind of tech. is almost too alien. I'm thinking that's why they probably ditched the idea going into the movie. I don't mind the idea as much if they have some kind of regeneration chamber though. I mean i can see them having this kind of tech which in turn makes what they do when they go to these far off worlds "heroic" in a sense. They could live forever but instead they intentionally put themselves in harms way.
We've kinda come full circle on this. Kind of interesting when you look back through our discussion thus far.
But back to my argument: If the pred is capable of all this change, it kinda renders all static ideas useless because they are so far beyond our understanding that we are wading way over our heads. That being said, for the sake of our designs, I was wondering if we could agree to use the movie design as cannon, at least physiologically speaking.
Can we agree to this?
The Predator from the films ( 1,2, the AvPs and Preds.) reveal "less" on Predator physiology than what we find in the book.
The ideas featured in the book could be used( within reason) to flesh out the Predator of film. I'd much rather see this, than the made-up, left field crap, we get with DH comics, which can be just as "outlandish" as the book.
I agree, it's hard to imagine the film pred "shape shifting" and such. But, I can see him- not being immortal- but having an extraordinarily long lifespan, and I can see him having a four or what-ever, chambered heart. I don't think the book should be totally set aside.