So i was wondering, why bother having planets to take aspirants from, when you can just start with an ideal human genome, or an average human genome, or a genome taken from a variety of different humans who excel.
Of course i dont mean cloning as in making everyone genetically uniform, as that would be silly, but instead using the genomes of people who had already proven themselves, thereby reducing chance of mutations (unwanted ones at least, as useful ones could be selected for too) and at the same time curb implant rejection.
It would improve the space marine physical and mental baseline and allow chapters to specify what types of bodies they want, designer aspirants so to speak, they would have lower rate of failure and higher rate of performance.
so why not?
another positive (or negative?) is that aspirants would react in a predictable manner to the genetherapy that is required to become a spacemarine.
Last edited by Lost&Damned; 02-14-14 at 08:21 PM.