Lore question: What colour is pod-goo


(Bank McBanks) #1

Hi all,

I’ve just come up with this question and I can’t find an answer.

All I could find was a wiki here: http://wiki.eve-inspiracy.com/index.php?title=Capsule

But it doesn’t say? I wonder, what colour is Pod-goo?


(Nana Skalski) #2

In images its like a clear, slightly opaque liquid. You could argue that it have some color, but it looks like in images the color comes actually from light conditions in the scene.

EDIT: Nevermind, its amber-colored. Thanks @Samira_Kernher. :+1:


(Bank McBanks) #3

Oh okay! Thanks. Just a weird convo I had just before downtime :smiley:


(Corraidhin Farsaidh) #4

I’d say colour and opacity heavily depends on just how close your last engagement was…but fresh in the pod would be similar to amniotic fluid I’d guess.

I also imagined it would be sheer-thickening to freeze everything in place upon massive impact to allow the brain frying to complete without interference.


(Nana Skalski) #5

I think cushioning would be better with liquid, having a dense matter would transfer the force more easily.


(Bank McBanks) #6

I expect it to be a gel-like liquid. After all a gel is just a phase between liquid and solid. I guess it would be like a non-newtonian fluid like custard - that becomes firm under sudden forces.


(Nana Skalski) #7

All force already disperses in liquid quite well. Outers capsule shell is hard. What would they need to achieve is to get the force dispersion, but not force transfer. It asks for a big density, while still dispersing this force in other places, on bigger area. Construction of capsule may provide that, with the liquid in capsule being the last line of defence for dispersing the forces that came thru the shell. I imagine the technology would just burn your brain after the hull is breached and before brain is destroyed when the force is applied to it. And the liquid would just prolong the time untill this force is applied to the brain, not protect it from damage.

To be honest it comes too far to justify the game mechanics. In reality nothing would work as a protection of such a small object with human inside against a 1600mm shell. Nothing I know about. Maybe only the burn would need to be faster than projectile making its way towards the body after penetrating the shell. :thinking:


(terzho) #8

I imagine it to be slightly grey.


(Arnold Kalashnikov) #9

Here’s a picture of an open pod from captain’s quarters. It does kind of look like the fluid is clear, the greenish tint might be from the pod lights.


(Teinyhr) #10

In art its got a greenish tinge, but i also suspect it comes from background color and lighting. So the translucent “color”, corn syrupy texture is my best guess as well.


(Samira Kernher) #11

“Within the chamber, the capsuleer is immersed in the amber-colored, low-viscosity, breathable suspension solution, also pressurized to an atmospheric standard.”

-EVE Source

It’s orange. It’s basically just like LCL from Evangelion.


(Mu'ad Diib) #12

I’ve always assumed that it must be a bit like the conducting fluid that the precogs float in, in the film Minority Report - slightly milky in colour, lightly viscous, probably highly salinated to facilitate bodily support and flotation, and possibly filled with nano size electronic relays in series to facilitate the conduction of pure thought into machine-readable instructions, take off, warp, bomb the crap out of that Gurista and stuff like that.


(Nana Skalski) #13

Oh, so it indeed have color. Well, good to know for future. :+1:


(Uriel Paradisi Anteovnuecci) #14

Yea it’s almost literally describable as LCL from Evangelion - amber-colored, low-viscosity, oxygenated, etc. etc. - it was blue in the new cinematic, but that was probably more of a stylistic choice than anything :slight_smile:


(Teinyhr) #15

Ah, ok. The old artwork has it appear as green, like in this one; granted that is one of the oldest chronicles out there and while the person in it does not seem to use a ship capsule, they use a similar device nonetheless.


(CMDR-HerpyDerpy Hurishima) #16

It shows the pod goop in this video
although maybe the goo changes colours? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5AtqXOe3Jw


(system) #17

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