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Question about Odo

willowtree

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Report this Jun. 18 2013, 5:23 am

This is kind of a silly question


We were watching an episode of DS9, and it was just after Odo becomes a shapeshifter again he sleeps with this woman. My huband and I both turned to each other and asked, "why does he have nipples?"

bunkey

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Report this Jun. 18 2013, 5:43 am

Well Odo was a stickler for detail.  


I suppose Odo always maintained a form as close to humanoid, specifically Bajoran form as possible to put others at ease. Assuming Bajoran men had nipples (I can't recall any shirtless Bajoran men at the moment), he would have mimicked them.  Since Arissa was in disguise as a human, he probably made nipples to look as close to "normal" as possible. I'm sure that he made an effort to be as "anatomically correct" as possibe when gettin down with the ladies, knowutimean? wink wink!


 

willowtree

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Report this Jun. 18 2013, 5:52 am

that's another thing we were talking about. He could modify  bits of himself to any size or shape right? So he would probably be awesome in bed haha

bunkey

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Report this Jun. 18 2013, 6:01 am

Oh my god, you have read the filthy thoughts I've always had about Odo!  Get out of my head!


The fact that he's capable of shifting, gyrating and such....*fans self* it's a wonder Kira ever left her quarters after they hooked up! If that were me the only time I'd leave my quarters is to go to sickbay for treatment of friction burns.


willowtree

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Report this Jun. 18 2013, 6:17 am

*snortlaugh* I had those same thoughts hahaha

bunkey

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Report this Jun. 18 2013, 6:24 am

"What You Leave Behind" would have hended very differently. It would have been me hanging on to Odo for dear life screaming "NO YOU CANNOT GO BACK TO THE LINK!!" then laying on the floor sobbing after he was gone.


 


willowtree

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Report this Jun. 18 2013, 7:46 am

LOL


but on a serious note, he always confused me. He could turn into a bird and fly, flying for a bird requires dozens of primary and secondary feathers to be in a certain alignment, he could mimic that fine, but he couldn't master a human face. I get that he needed to maintain an alien look for the tv show, but it doesn't make sense that he could imitate much more complex things than a human face.


and how much do you think he weighs? if we follow the laws of physics his mass never changes no matter what shape he takes, whether it's a whale or a mouse. So odo himself must weigh very little, we've seen him carried around easily as other objects, even be a glass carried on a tray

bunkey

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Report this Jun. 18 2013, 8:13 am

I always wondered that too, but I assumed it was because he could copy OTHER faces but creating his own unique face was a problem. As far as animals, I always wondered about flying in general. Flying takes a massive amount of nature's engineering and he was able to do that.  He also made a pretty convincing dog in Little Green Men.


You have very valid points and I myself have wondered about all of them at some point while watching the series.  I always thought it would be funny to have someone try to pick up Odo as an object and be unable to move it.  But I always answer my own questions with "Because...REASONS!" lol. 


They took a lot of liberties with the shapeshifting. They should have really consulted Terminator 2. In the movie it's explained that the T-1000 can only take a shape of equal mass and not as John Connor asks, a pack of cigarettes. It also was incapable of becoming something with moving internal parts. So techinically while a T-1000 could become a rather large bird, it would be incapable of flight.


One of the biggest questions I had is when the Female Changeling mentions becoming a cloud in the sky. I was like...uh, lady you don't know how to science.

willowtree

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Report this Jun. 18 2013, 8:27 am

well I could  understand becoming a small object, it's just a matter of your molecules being more compressed. But the weidght sould be the same, if he turned into a pack of cigarettes, then that pack should weigh like 200 lbs.


and yeah I forgot about the cloud....um NO!


and Odo says he doesn't eat. So how does he get energy to live? he has to have some form of energy intake

bunkey

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Report this Jun. 18 2013, 8:39 am

This is true. I don't remember much about science from school, but motion requires energy, right?  Maybe he doesn't require food because he has no systems to maintain, but he requires energy to move and change. 


 


And back to the first  topic, how does Changeling Odo have sex? Where are his pleasure nerves located? Does he reroute them to his fake man parts? Does he orgasm? How does he know when he's finished? If he even built that way? I always got the impression that merging with another Changeling was more pleasurable than "merging" into a solid.


THESE ARE VALID QUESTIONS I NEED TO KNOW!!!  *wanders off to write a rambling email to Rick Berman*

willowtree

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Report this Jun. 18 2013, 8:45 am

LOL I would imagine that he wasn't getting sexual pleasure from being intimate wth a solid. He probably still enjoyed himself, in that closeness with someone you care about is enjoyable and giving someone else pleasure is enjoyable

bunkey

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Report this Jun. 18 2013, 8:48 am

You've managed to remind me of all the unanswered questions I've had about Odo since the series started. Now I will be up nights wondering how he can be a cloud and is he's essentially one giant sex organ on legs.

bunkey

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Report this Jun. 19 2013, 2:02 pm

Another thing about Odo. Let's say he does have a pleasure center in his "brain" and pleasure nerves.


How do you know if you shake his hand that he's reeeeeally giving you his hand?


willowtree

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Report this Jun. 20 2013, 6:19 am

awww man...now THAT'S in my head

bunkey

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Report this Jun. 20 2013, 6:22 am


Achievement.....unlocked.

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