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Maybe a Shower Would Help by Kaxen6 Maybe a Shower Would Help by Kaxen6
Alex's clothes seem to be part of him, since he shapeshifts it back on.

Wonder what would have happened if he woke up wearing something dumber... Well, it was already weird that they were dissecting a guy without taking off his clothes.

Programming clothing damage is a bitch (or so I am told). Or clothing moving at all. It's like how every character with a hood or hat will NEVER have it fall off even if you toss them in an aviation wind tunnel and demand they do cartwheels.

And I doubt anyone wants to play a shoplifting mini-game whenever Alex needs clothes.

If dead people smell anything like dead animals, Alex must smell awful.

Unless he has some VIRUS AIR FRESHENER ability we haven't been told about.

And Alex is never shown sleeping. Does he even need to sleep? Since he's not really human, and all that jazz.

Though I guess he doesn't pee or poo since he just keeps gaining biomass. So he doesn't sweat either?


I assume Dana has running water... or her safehouse smells terrible or she's risking zombie hordes throwing her business out the window like it's 1830.
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Sensuen Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
What if he did steal some clothes and then just shapeshifted back to his old set of clothes, making it all pointless while Alex says "Damn it."
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newgman Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Everyone has VIRUS AIR FRESHENER ability even that hobo by my house or the guy in the woods in a suit and is missing a face pick yours up at your local store.
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Saaiie Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconirapeitplz: Hehehe... Change of clothes, dear Alex? Dont worry the camera isnt going... no, the red light means its off... Dont worry, I wont be watching from the keyhole...
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Shadowgirlfan Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
if he can make his clothes appear, he might also be able to make them disappear, doesn't he? :iconthinkingplz:
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RickGetifus Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Dead humans actually smell about ten times worse than dead animals... because we can hold way more fat in our bodies than most animals are supposed to.

Forget about shoplifting clothes XD he needs some deodorant!
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Kaxen6 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011   General Artist
Hmm. I hadn't thought about that.

Though different people seem to react differently to dead things... I was watching some documentary where they were autosying a dead beached whale and the lady doing it was happy like a clam at high tide, climbing all over it and yanking it's vocal chords out. ....would a beached whale be similar to human in fat content? xD
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RickGetifus Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
It probably would, considering it's fricken huuuuge... or is blubber somewhat different than fat? It's a lipid but maybe it's different.. hm.
Perfumes used to use parts of dead whales in the formula (to make it smell stronger?)

And different people definitely react differently to dead things, if my Biology "Class Dissection of a Fetal Pig" is any evidence "Ohmigosh! LOOK AT IT'S TINY HEART" and then you hear someone in the corner of the room throw up XD
And then of course there's taxidermists, who stuff dead things for a living...
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emoki365 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Oh.. At my school we never go into the biology classroom without almost throwing up. One of the reasons is that our teacher in chemistry and biology made something in there that started to smell really bad, and the second reason is that the same teacher had a moose feetus in the freezer, and the freezer broke and it started to rot in there.
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RickGetifus Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
now that is quite gross
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emoki365 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Yeah. And i hate the biology classes when we have to go out to search for bugs (the worst thing in the whole world, by the side of jellyfishes and some other fishes), and then we have to look closely at them and such, and the worst thing with that is being chased by some of the stupid boys in my class, while they are holding worms and throw them after me. Not a big fan of that.
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Kaxen6 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011   General Artist
Yeah.

I find taxidermy fascinating, but I will feel sick to my stomach looking at pelts. >_> Those dead animals must be stuffed! Which is totally arbitrary and I can't figure out why I think like that.
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RickGetifus Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Maybe it's because they need to look like they're still the animal? Or more like a stuffed toy?
Whenever I think of pelts I think of Cruella de Ville and the polar bear rug XD
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6-Qubed Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Presumably, the Blacklight virus eats up all the dead stuff that leads to stench.

And he uses every speck of biomass because of constant regeneration from shapeshifting.

Or, more realistically, he smells terrible, and nobody notices because they think he's just a particularly well-dressed NY hobo.
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Kaxen6 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011   General Artist
That reminds me of some Hong Kong hobo who was peculiarly well-dressed so he had a short time as an internet sensation.
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6-Qubed Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
And then he got et.
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YohAsakura504 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i read that when the black light virus fused with him it became his clothes by bonding with them
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Scorpiu5 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
would he eat the clothes? he eats them when their on people and gains those clothes, so....
and I don't think the smell is a problem as he eats them, and we don't give off the scent of what we've eaten save for breaking wind.
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Verridion Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The blacklight virus behave's slightly differently than other viruses. Once inside a host it breaks down cellular proteins and adapts them for it's use. Alex isn't dead, technically, cuz he's just a mass of viral cells, and the cells are *alive*.

He can consume clothing because at the base level he's just taking apart the molecules and using them for whatever function he needs.

This is how his blades are metal and not bone or some other Organic material. He collects the Iron molecules into a number of cells, has those cells assume the shape of a blade, and has a "living metal" weapon which is actually living cells with high iron content. It stands to reason that if he can do such things with his internal cells, then when consuming inorganic material he is able to break it down into it's base elements and absorb it as does the organic proteins. Proteins themselves are simply molecule's called amino acid's, and as such are made up of the individual atoms of various elements.

/istudybiology
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Verridion Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Proteins are chains of amino acids and amino acids are chains of atoms of various elements.

/clarified
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Kaxen6 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011   General Artist
Well, he's not really hanging out somewhere clean...
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Scorpiu5 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
very true. and with the way his cells rearrange themselves constantly, the gum on his shoe one second could be stuck inside his arm the next. Let's hope that immune system is strong.
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Kaxen6 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011   General Artist
He's a virus. Can viruses eat other viruses?

Though he's perpetually coughing, so I like imagining him succumbing to the common cold. xD
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Scorpiu5 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
no, that happened already in war of the worlds. Although changing himself inside out, he'd probably collect a lot of dust....and rubble, considering what he does every five seconds.
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Kaxen6 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011   General Artist
Now I imagine beating him like a rug, against my better judgement.
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Scorpiu5 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
that or he has to unravel himself when he bathes, which gives the mental image of the Kraken on steroids.
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Kaxen6 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011   General Artist
O_o
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