Zuijin Posted September 27, 2014 Share Posted September 27, 2014 (edited) Hello Tennos of every age, Zuijin here with a lore topic, because we don't have enough of them around. I would like to discuss some possible connection (or what I perceive as a connection) between some elements of the little lore we've atm about fang, atterax and the Kraken (I'm putting all of the 3 together in one topic because we don't have enough information yet to start different discussions). Let's begin with the Atterax: it's new, it's nasty and it's a whip. Codex entry for the Atterax says: "A multi-bladed whip that is adept at flaying skin from bone. In extreme cases, disobedient Grineer are sentenced to death by Atterax." Which is quite something imo: we've a prime example of the most vicious and violent Grineer in the G3, but they were just imprisoned for their crimes (cold blood murders of fellow Grineers), not sentenced to death by Atterax. Which begs the question: what kind of crimes the Grineers find heinous and extreme enough for the death penalty via Atterax? Not violence, but apparently disobedience. I'm speculating here, but disobedience as in "cowardice on the field" seems a weak crime for such a death penalty: I suppose a Grineer commander would kill a gutless grunt with no need for the Atterax or more than one thought, a single bullet to the head seems standard procedure in the field of battle for them. But what about betrayal as in "I'm going to destroy the monsters who made me"? Now that seems a lot more plausible. A Grineer, if discovered betraying the Queens cause, would be surely flayed alive in front of his/her clone siblings to set an example. But why a Grineer should wish to betray his/her army? The average Grineer's grunts seem to have only enough intelligence to point their gun in our general direction... and yet, someone between the Grineers could wish to escape and or rebel from the clutch of the Grineers regime or even be a Tenno's sympathizer. Maybe, some Grinners could have shared the technology of their army with the Tennos in an effort to weaken the Queens: it would explain why we as Tennos have access not only to all the Grineer weapons, but even their prototype, as the Nukor or the Jet Kittag, which are not yet even deployed. Let's continue with the Fang: dual daggers that may, or may not, share a common origin with the Pangolin sword. Both Fang and Pangolin Sword seems to have handles made of, or decorated as, chitinous material. The Pangolin Sword's codex entry tells us that is: "A unique blade used by an old Tenno clan." We can safely assume Fang are from the same clan or Tenno's sect and (I'm doing a leap of faith here), they share imo some similarities with the motives of the Ash warframe... maybe the "old Tenno clan" was composed of assassins or spies and saboteurs. You can confront the pictures and draw your conclusions: VS and? Anyway, in game, the Fang can be found in Corpus tileset, besides corpses of Grineers apparently imprisoned and killed on a slab. While the hypothesis of the Fang used as a torture tool could be true, why the Corpus should use a Tenno's weapon to torture Grineer? It seems more plausible the Fang was a personal weapon found on the Grineer. But again, why a Grineer should have a Tenno weapons? What if the Fang is something like a token of trust between the soldier and the Tenno, for service rendered? Those Grineer, captured by the Corpus, could have been Tenno's collaborationists and the Corpus could have captured them to squeeze with torture informations about the Tennos... What do you think, and how would you feel, about Tenno's sympathizers between the Grineer's troops? *** In another topic of discussion, I would like to ask about Hydroid's Kraken. We know that all warframes channel their powers from the Void (mileage may wary, as with Nekros summoning) in different ways and with different results and shape (ice, fire, gravity, light and so on). Than here comes Hydroid that summon something like a living being called the Kraken: "Summons a creature from the deep to wreak havoc." So I think we've at least 2 possibilities: 1) Hydroid opens a portal to the ocean depths of some planet (the Kraken is hardly your average squid from earth) and allows the tentacles of his friend to came forth. Seems plausible enough, but strange: why a Tenno should tame a creature of the abyss and focus his ultimate ability on it? Every Tenno could tame a squid at this point. OR 2) The Kraken is something of the Void, maybe one of his... animals (?) and Hydroid allows its manifestation, summoning it directly from the Void. This, other than being a little more lore friendly imo, would make Hydroid the ultimate badass between the frames: not only he survived the trip to the Void, he is so crazy awesome he even tamed the local fauna! Bring forth the grog! All hail the Space Pirate King! Edited September 27, 2014 by Zuijin Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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