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WI: Alcohol is deadly to Aliens ??

Aetherius

Well-known member
Ok, lets say in the not too far future, Mankind manages to finally venture to other Worlds and on their voyages
they enocunter intelligent life forms.

During those encounters, one of the Aliens got curious and tried the content of a Bottle with the Label Whiskey.

As soon as the amber liquid was drunken by the alien, the alien suddenly succumbed to it.
It turns out that most of the Aliens out there, react very badly to the stuff. In fact so badly that they die from it.

So, how will the aliens react to the fact, that we are capable to digest one of the most deadliest substances ??
 

Eliar

Well-known member
There is a long running gag in the SF community about humans being literally Cthulhu to other alien species because of the sheer number of literally poisons we injest as a matter of course.

There is a decent chance alcohol, that is poisonous to humans as well just not a fast acting one, to be the least of the surprises Aliens feel about humanity in general.
 

Aetherius

Well-known member
There is a long running gag in the SF community about humans being literally Cthulhu to other alien species because of the sheer number of literally poisons we injest as a matter of course.

There is a decent chance alcohol, that is poisonous to humans as well just not a fast acting one, to be the least of the surprises Aliens feel about humanity in general.

I remember that gag...
Although i saw it first time in "Humans are Space Orcs" Series on YT...

Edit:
Heck we even ingest theorethical toxic Peppers for our pleasure.
 

Eliar

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Inquisitor Solarion

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An alien race that cannot handle alcohol?

Hmm.

*Instructs Adeptus Mechanicus to rig up a lot of bombs with alcohol in pressurized solid form and prepares to unleash quadrillion tonnes of this on their poor planet*
 
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Blade4

Apathetic Marine
Remember a story from somewhere where one of the greatest plaques on the galaxy is a swarmer race of worm like horrors who go world to world diving into people and animals bodies and seize control of them, torture the crap out of them then finally killing them breeding. They are the great enemy of every race fought desperately to contain and then they find earth. The other races rush to help us but find we are resisting shockingly well. It seems the worms cant take alcohol at all. A single shot of vodka or whiskey basically makes a human immune to them. It still sucks to have them burrow into you but they die basically the second they hit the bloodstream. Humans iirc get a uplift package and become the premier combat troops for ground combat against the swarmers with the troopers going into battle buzzed.
 

Blade4

Apathetic Marine
Probably but most races iirc dont like it much either and plasma guns are more easily used. The big problem was the worms favorite tactics is to basically air drop a pile of themselves into cities and just start mass grabbing people and turning every fight into a close quarter brawl where they try to jump into their enemies. Means every fight you have to be in sealed power armor or you are fucked literally and if a single worm ship can reach a planet its a literal nightmare trying to deal with zombie hordes and purging regions. Human fighters with beer rations are far cheaper and can actually wade into infected regions and clean them out saving survivors instead of resorting to ortillary.
 

Aetherius

Well-known member
Probably but most races iirc dont like it much either and plasma guns are more easily used. The big problem was the worms favorite tactics is to basically air drop a pile of themselves into cities and just start mass grabbing people and turning every fight into a close quarter brawl where they try to jump into their enemies. Means every fight you have to be in sealed power armor or you are fucked literally and if a single worm ship can reach a planet its a literal nightmare trying to deal with zombie hordes and purging regions. Human fighters with beer rations are far cheaper and can actually wade into infected regions and clean them out saving survivors instead of resorting to ortillary.

Such Soldiers need to have a steady supply of booze and other alcohol, not to mention they need to have a few bottles of booze in their personal equipments. Just in case, should the effect of the alcohol goes away and some victims of the worms needed to be de-wormed.
 
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