while we’re on the martian societal headcanon tangent, another thing that’s always eaten at me is the fact mars used to be covered in water. what did generations past scoot around on to get from olympus mons to hellas planitia? boats?? boats. early martians were warriors, given, but they were also (probably) voyagers.
and i know the primordial ocean theory is still pretty contested among scientists, but it’s canon in show lore.