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Novakid Pancake

Discussion in 'Starbound Discussion' started by MirageTheShadow, Nov 16, 2021.

  1. MirageTheShadow

    MirageTheShadow Orbital Explorer

    Let me explain. Novakids are described as "gasbags", and I was wondering if they can style their "hair". Because I really wanted that to be true. So I thought, if you could style their hair, you could theoretically flatten them out and turn them into a Novakid Pancake. But then they wouldn't be able to hold any kind of weight. I came up with the solution: gas pressure. There is more gas pressure around their main form and less in their "hair" so it can be styled.

    I guess the closest thing would be octopuses. They do a similar thing to squish in small spaces, just with water pressure.

    (Why does my brain do this???)
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  2. Pangaea

    Pangaea Forum Moderator

    Well that gave me a chuckle. I've read around a few times that people seem to think there is some kind of membrane or similar surrounding the novakid's body, thus keeping the gas in. So I guess that could hold the weight of whatever you put on the pancake.
  3. Armok

    Armok Cosmic Narwhal

    given the novakid scan line for the ancient light platform it seems like canonically Novakid are solid energy beings, rather than membranes holding in gases.

    Ofc it's possible that they just have hardlight membranes, so perhaps they can still style their hair as you say here
  4. Pangaea

    Pangaea Forum Moderator

    Well, I've never played novakid. Actually I did play once for about 20 minutes so not long enough to see that. I don't really ascribe to the membrane theory, was just mentioning it as a possible thing. But I guess solid energy makes more sense.

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