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How the Salvation of the Octarians Became Successful

Discussion in 'Regular Discussion' started by Cephalobro, May 25, 2019.

  1. Cephalobro

    Cephalobro Inkling Fleet Admiral

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    Time for me to list and explain the reasons why and how salvation for the Octarians became successful, I will also come up with reasoning to explain all of this. This is a continuation of my previous theory, but since the post was already extremely long, I feel this deserves its own thread instead.

    Octarian scientists found a way to preserve living Octarian bodies for much longer by submerging them in a green liquid. This explains why Agent 8 and other playable Octolings are still 14 years old despite Octo Expansion taking place 2 years after the events of Octo Valley.

    Octolings are the only Octarian subspecies who are capable of reproduction whatsoever. Thus, making them the perfect test subjects for the preservation to be used on. It was a success and paved the way for the salvation of the Octarians.

    DJ Octavio eventually found out about them and hypnotized them during the events of Octo Valley, but Agent 3 reached him and defeated the villain before he could even send those Octolings to attack Agent 3. After that, the Octolings were submerged in the preservation liquid once again.

    During the much-needed escape into Inkopolis, Cap'n Cuttlefish was suspecting dangerous Octarian activity, so he sent Agent 3 who saw the 14-year-old Octolings going through a hidden path in Octo Valley and thought they were a threat, this is where Agent 8 decided to take one for the team and battle Agent 3 to defend those Octolings.

    The battle went on for long enough for those Octolings to be able to escape, except for poor 8 who was instead attacked by a vengeful AI, knocking them, 3 and Cuttlefish into the Deep Sea Metro. In the end, those Octolings are saved again thanks to the group's efforts with help from Off the Hook.

    The reason why none of the playable Octolings have aged by the time Octo Expansion happens is that the liquid leaves a lasting effect that prevents current cells from dying and prevent new cells from being formed from aging. But contact with the surface air is enough to end the effect and keep continuing living their life as normal.

    Current day Inklings don't know Octolings are walking among them, this is a very crucial first step for when they get to the surface as the shock of realization will be much less severe. This is proven by the fact that not even Pearl knew Marina was an Octoling and would still defend her nonetheless.

    This will eventually pave the way for friendly Octarian-Inkling relations as it's only a matter of time until the Inklings realize that Octolings are living with them on the surface, but will not care about differences and will still accept them, paving the way to acceptance of other Octarian subspecies into Inkopolis.
     
  2. Aguilar

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    Aren't Octolings asexual, or are Octolings capable of sexual reproduction while the rest of the Octarians aren't?
     
  3. Cephalobro

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    Octolings are capable of sexual reproduction, the proof of this is when you look at Sashimori's 10-year old Octoling and compare him to the Twintacle Octotrooper found in the Octo Expansion artbook. From fan-made translations, it's very possible that the odds of an Octarian becoming an Octoling are very low to none. Basically, not even the Octarians know why some of them can become Octolings themselves. Octolings are capable of both sexual and asexual reproduction, it's just that the sexual way is the guaranteed way for there to be another Octoling while the asexual way can have a new Octoling, it's just not guaranteed considering there are many other Octarian subspecies that the separated tentacle can become and stay as them.

    The other Octarians can't sexually reproduce mainly because they don't have the proper organs, now while they could asexually reproduce, I highly doubt they would want to cut off a limb that they use every day. Seeing how Octolings are essentially the backbone of the rest of the species, it makes a lot more sense to prioritize saving them if not everyone can be saved.
     
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  4. Aguilar

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    I remember reading somewhere that "high-ranking members" of the Octarian forces (Most likely Octolings) "donated" a part of their tentacles to continue the Octarian war efforts.
     
  5. Cephalobro

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    In the first Splatoon Artbook, it is stated that Octarians (aka the living tentacles) cannot reproduce on their own and thus can only be created when a tentacle is cut off from a host (aka Octolings). So that essentially de-confirms the possibility of any other Octarian subspecies being capable of asexual reproduction as well. That actually makes the Octolings being even more important to save over the other Octarians.
     

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