Has anyone else noticed the similarities between some of the Eridian (presumable) creations and the native animals on Elpis?
The most obvious example is the Warrior being almost identical to the Kraggons. I think the ‘jumbuck’ from the Peepot mission might have even been some kind of baby/undeveloped ‘Warrior’.
Another example is the Destroyer, which strongly resembles the Shugguraths - lumpy body, big beam-shooting eyes, weird glowing pods, tentacles, you name it.
The next one is something of a stretch, but from the beginning Torks bore an uncanny resemblance to the Eridian Guardians to me - the same head, face, and similar insectoid, segmented body.
What I’m getting at is that the two vault ‘weapons’ as well as the Guardians themselves are all modified, weaponised versions of native Elpis animals, or at the very least, strongly inspired by them. We already know that they can modify and weaponise living things through the example of Sirens and additionally the Lost Legion.
Add that to the fact that they are all natives to the area that houses the most yet developed Eridian base and vault, and I think the Eridians’ base of operations in this area of the universe, if not overall, was Elpis. Their vault here has two very important functions key to the future of the story by 1) Informing the location of the Warrior and 2) as a consequence, giving information on the location of the other Vaults.
It will be interesting to see whether the Eridian creations on other planets and their moons (potentially featuring in upcoming games) are derived from their local animals too, or whether they will still be the Pandoran type.