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Dude, I'm gonna get like a million of these and put them all in the extra room of my house. Paximilian 01:42, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
Aliens possible use.[edit source]
I don't understand. What are the evil Illuminati sex horsies for? Lucrative trading chips? Nitty 05:10, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
All 3 of the NPCs who can be brought into other sections will comment on the horses (and engine room and cargo bay) if they are currently following the player. It's also of note that there are two versions of the horse, the small toy that can be carried and the "life sized" robot horse version.
They comment at the refuse shoot of the cargo bay, the first robot horses in the lab, the horses inside the tubes with lightning (sumoa: "Oh this makes sense."), the first large storage area where the horses are standing on the floor, the large warehouse room where the horses are stacked on shelves (sumoa says "This is really disturbing"), and finally the red room with the dead test subjects. They also comment several times in the engine room. --18.104.22.168 15:21, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
Maybe the aliens produced those themselves as undercover-killermachines, as indicated by the one surrounded by corpses. 22.214.171.124 19:01, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
That's what I thought too. Maybe an attempt (successful) at weaponizing them to use against the humans. That's kind of suggested by their excitement at seeing Sally excited about them. I figure maybe charging them with several thousand volts of electricity. It's kind of creepy seeing that one stand there bathed in a red glow with lifeless eyes and a small smile. Also, it's floating.
It is obvious it's some sort of killing machine, what I want to know is what exactly is it it does. Also it's not floating, it's on glass :P What I also find amusing is the two rooms either side that don't have any way in, not even teleporters, they should've gotten a better architect for the ship lol. --126.96.36.199 14:13, 7 August 2009 (UTC)
The giddyup butter cup in the tube surrounded by the dead test subjects is the SAME model as all the others, no glowing eyes, no floating, no mischievous grin. The "glowing eyes" is just the reflection of the red light it's bathed in, nothing more, check it out for yourselves.--DashMan54 14:22, 7 August 2009 (UTC)
- Removed the comment from the article about glowing red eyes, as I just verified that the eyes are neither red nor glowing. The horse is just bathed in red light from above. --HunterZ 02:37, April 24, 2011 (UTC)
OK, this is weird, I am CERTAIN that I did not pick it up while I was exploring the ship, but when I used the beacon to get home it was in my inventory! Is this a new Garden Gnome? --188.8.131.52 19:33, 8 August 2009 (UTC)
I don't know about them being a weapon. Was it ever established that the aliens could understand human speech? Perhaps they just mistook Sally's joy, or wanted to know the cause of it, leading them to do extensive research on it.--Antipilor 02:35, 20 August 2009 (UTC)
Just a random thought here, aliens are preety small so I'm thinking maybe the aliens may have been trying to turn them into mounts. very unlikly I know, but still it's a (somewhat humourus) thought. - RASIC 00:01, 20 August 2009 (UTC)
Paulson actually says something to that effect, "There's no way I can see one of those greenies riding into town on one o' them horses." Nitty 04:24, 20 August 2009 (UTC)
- like I said very unlikly, but it's a possibility. - RASIC 04:27, 20 August 2009 (UTC)
- Are you guys kidding? Through its form (as a toy) and shape (a horse) and plot shadowing with Sally, it's clear that those seemingly innocuous Buttercup robots were the aliens' version of that famous Greek covert gift operation, the Trojan Horse from The Aeneid. Equo ne credite, Patroni! Quidquid id est, timeo Aliena et dona ferentes... --Theicla 21:20, November 2, 2009 (UTC)
- How are all those aliens meant to fit into that tiny thing?
- The pulse grenade in the horse is the best explanation given. Why else would those be *right there* on the table, next to the removed head of one of the toys, if not meant to infer that the Aliens were shoving them into the horses and sending them down to Earth as a sort of covert, Trojan Horse-esque, bomb? I assume the excitement the Aliens displayed from Sally's favorable reaction is excitement that their insidious plan is working. (Warkupo)
- I thought the one with the corpses near was a robotic killing machine... honestly, I thought it was going to jump out and kill me. Not the scariest moment in the game... but definately creepy and odd.P1 Press Start 17:19, July 2, 2010 (UTC)
- That's not what I Paulson say; he said something more like "I can't see how anyone could get any respect riding into town on one of these." --HunterZ 02:37, April 24, 2011 (UTC)
The Price[edit source]
lol the poster says "ONLY $16,000" does this suggest that the average price of every American is $16,000? Cause um... I don't have that much.--184.108.40.206 22:12, October 19, 2009 (UTC)
I'm guessing you're not familiar with inflation.... Blutteufel 19:03, October 22, 2009 (UTC)
i think the aliens got high off of a jet that they found and were trying to ride the thing and slipped and fell onto a shock baton just a suggestion =P