A community event for Final Fantasy XV just happened in Osaka. Some storyboard images were shown and if you look closely you can see characters and ideas that were scrapped or changed, including elements from Final Fantasy Versus XIII. Some of the things pictured are old designs for Gentiana and Luna (who may possibly be Stella Nox Fleuret here). The Niflheim prince, and an unnamed character with silver hair standing next to Noctis can also be seen, unfortunately they never made it into the final game. (source 1 & 2)
Disclaimer: I am a scientist. (Neurochem)I know this doesn’t work in real life applications, but I thought it was interesting to see anyways.
So I threw this numbers into GenBank –
NIH genetic sequence database just for fun because I was drunk one day. They are associated with some pretty interesting DNA sequences.
The bottom number there is part of a retrovirus. An ENV protein specifically. It would trigger a conformational change, allowing for binding of the
So what does that mean fro Prompto? Well, retroviral vectors are the most widely used delivery vehicles to integration genes into chromosomes of affected cells. So he’s a “knock in” animal for sequences that would allow him to change.
For fantasy purposes, we could say he’s He’s been genetically programed to mutate.
This 01987 – that’s a fun one. It’s swine IL-alpha. I work with ILs on a daily basis and they are used as markers for “something gone wrong.” For instance, if I take a tissue from a stressed animal vs a nonstressed animal, the stressed animal will have produced more IL-alpha.
It is the marker
various immune responses and and hematopoiesis (The production of all types of blood cells). This cytokine is released in response to cell injury, and thus induces
apoptosis. (cell death) That is to say, he’s durable. He can regenerate blood cells, including his immune system white blood cells, to ward of disease and infection. Then he has the ability to kill off and clear out the “bad cells” faster too. It’s even been implicated in protection from gamma radiation (meteor anyone?) But this is not without consequence. Its a marker for inflammation, neuro-degenerative diseases, and diabetes. So, he’s sturdy, but he’s also set up for a lot of problems later. Implication? He’s not made to live long. He’s made of pig and virus parts because he’s disposable.
And the best bit? NH. He’s non human. He’s a non human primate. Therefore he wouldn’t be afforded personhood.
Edit: Feel like I should say too that he’s properly coded. As in you put non-human primate codes on their outer wrist so it’s scannable when they grip the bars. He should have had a chip implanted at that age which should be in his right bicep. Maybe it rejected and he covered it with that bandana?
“Ah, sorry, I’m not much of a dancer.” Prompto mumbled to his feet after he once again stepped on the prince of Lucis’ toes. “Could have fooled me,” Noctis smiled warmly, pulling Prompto closer, “Do they not have balls in Niflheim?” Prompto paused, his face falling slightly as he lowered his gaze to the floor “Well…ah, no. Not really.”
Insomnia welcomes Niflheim into their kingdom will a ball, and although Noctis usually hates any kind of social event, surprisingly this one has become a little more interesting. Another scene I had in mind for my Niflheim prince Prompto AU. I’m planning on drawing a few more things because I’ve received so much encouragement, I hope y’all like angst, cause thats where this AU is headed.