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So... about Glitch

Discussion in 'Starbound Discussion' started by MiniKnog Agent, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. MiniKnog Agent

    MiniKnog Agent Astral Cartographer

    ... why do they have to eat?
     
  2. Dirigible Tomato

    Dirigible Tomato Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    Weren't they made to simulate life or something? Maybe it converts food n bio stuff into energy or fuel
     
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  3. Because they were created to mimic humans, organic matter and they're stuck in the thinking that they're truly alive, that they are not just machines.
    Or something like that, I haven't read any lore since I don't want to spoil things, there are people who know more than that, I'm sure.
     
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  4. EarlGrey

    EarlGrey Big Damn Hero

    Like the Mr. Fusion of Doc Brown in Back to the Future basically ;)
     
  5. PurpleMonkey

    PurpleMonkey Subatomic Cosmonaut

    Same reason Bender has to drink, to recharge their fuel cells.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. RyuujinZERO

    RyuujinZERO Oxygen Tank

    If you think that's odd... how come bandages work to patch their wounds? ;)
     
  7. T.Y.M.

    T.Y.M. Subatomic Cosmonaut

    They must get their energy from somewhere, and if they were made to simulate life, they probably were designed to be able to get it by eating.
     
  8. MiniKnog Agent

    MiniKnog Agent Astral Cartographer

    Just me, or is there something very disturbing about a machine designed to "eat" the flesh of living creatures?
     
  9. Gazz

    Gazz Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    They use a Mr. Fusion generator.
    It's the power plant of choice if you need 1.21 jigawatts of power!
     
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  10. T.Y.M.

    T.Y.M. Subatomic Cosmonaut

    It doesn't seem like meat is the main dish on their diet, and desperate times need desperate measures.
     
  11. Kelad

    Kelad Astral Cartographer

    Nanomachines.

    Nanomachines that heal them slowly to simulate organic healing.
     
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  12. Over

    Over Void-Bound Voyager

    It would be funny if the Glitch were coal fueled, leaving a trail of somke behind them. :)
     
  13. Tonguetyd

    Tonguetyd Sandwich Man

    That does become more disturbing when you think that machines programmed to eat flesh are modeled after us.
     
  14. elipod

    elipod Industrial Terraformer

    Im more disrurbed by the fact, that other species can eat glitch specific food, it's made of metal.
     
  15. Doublejho

    Doublejho Phantasmal Quasar

    Maybe it's sticky tape. It DOES sound a lot like sticky tape. Maybe it's duct tape.
     
  16. Serenity

    Serenity The End of Time

    As equally as disturbing as animals and humans lol
     
  17. Betrael

    Betrael Poptop Tamer

    Meat is delicious, even robots know that.
     
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  18. reversePsychologist

    reversePsychologist Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    They are like any other electric furniture in the game: they have infinite power.

    They are programmed to believe they need to eat for the sake of the experiment they were originally intentended to be. "Believe" perhaps is the wrong word though, if the artificial hunger timer they have inside reaches zero they literally begin shutting down.

    That brings us, of course, to a whole lot of new questions such as "How did they have all the possible foods catalogued in their hunger system for recognition?", "Then why do they have their own metal food?", "...and why does it grow on every planet of the universe?", "...wait no, why does it even grow?! What's with the metal trees?!", "And if their reproduction method is building a new robot from scratch together, shouldn't they have such pieces of code and circuitry stocked somewhere or at least know they are being artificially given hunger and stuff?".

    All those questions have, of course, precise answers, which read as foll- hold on, someone's calling me it's an important one sorry gotta go.

    Out of context, anything's creepy. In fact, I'm not sure wether machines that eat "living things" is creepier than living things eating other living things, when you look at things in these terms? Besides, they are programmed to act like actual population, and among those things there's eating some animals, nothing wrong with that!
     
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  19. AhmNee

    AhmNee Big Damn Hero

    I like to think of them as nano-repair patches. Made from plant... fibers.

    Robo-plant fibers?
     
  20. Doublejho

    Doublejho Phantasmal Quasar

    Duct taaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaape.
     
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