Humans and passing out
So I’ve been reading lots of the humans are weird/space orcs/space Australia posts (oh god I sound like all of them) and it got me thinking, what if we aren’t the only ones to breathe oxygen. But what if we *are* the only ones who pass out due to lack of it.
Like aliens can function on low atmosphere until they just drop dead, and even if you give them air immediately it’s too late, gone. Not humans though, we shut down a good while before death, somewhere between 5 and 15 minutes.
So imagine a pirate hacks into the life support systems on a human ship and shuts it down just long enough for everyone to pass out. Then they turn it back on to go aboard themselves, they’re searching rooms, and checking the engine for parts they can sell, maybe even looting some “corpses” and then with a huge gasp the humans all just sit up.
“Ah yes this vessel is a wealth of treasure! I thought the humans were supposed to be impossible to kill! OH GLORFLAX THEY’RE GETTING BACK UP!” -cue aliens run screaming back to their own ship-