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Old 17 Apr 2007, 10:57   #1 (permalink)
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Out of curiosity what color blood does the Tau have?
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Old 17 Apr 2007, 11:02   #2 (permalink)
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Tau have a blue blood, as is explained in this link
http://www.tauonline.org/ViewContent.php?id=254
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Old 17 Apr 2007, 12:01   #3 (permalink)
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And yet Games Workshop claims they have red blood, its all very confusing. :'(
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Old 17 Apr 2007, 12:03   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, well, Games Workshop is wrong.
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Old 17 Apr 2007, 12:12   #5 (permalink)
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On DoW they have red blood but yeah, they should technically have Blue blood as their skin appears blue.
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Old 17 Apr 2007, 13:17   #6 (permalink)
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Some peoples skin appears white, or black, or dark tan or even pink which doesn't really indicate the color of their blood. Some of my veins look blue even.

If the Tau use copper, or maybe another exotic oxygen fixing compound their blood could be bluish-green maybe. Freshly oxygenated human blood is bright red, which as we know, turns brown when it dries on a light background, and in large quantities, dried, is black. Other body fluids can be many different colors, fresh but they all turn dark after a while.

Trust me on this, my partner is a mortician.

If I were modelling evicerated Tau, I would use light blues and bright greens, with a real dark blue green for dried spatters and so on. Maybe white internal organs.
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Old 17 Apr 2007, 14:05   #7 (permalink)
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i agree that tau blood is blue or blue green (for the most part) but what does oxygen depleted blood look like? humans have blueish purple blood until oxygen is introduced. does tau blood change with the amount of oxygen or is it blue all the time? what would it look like if tau get fraged in space or another airless environment?

OH and i don't think skin color would have anything to do with it. flamingos are the color of what they eat (feed them nothing but lettuce and they turn green) most lizards change color depending on temperature, while still other creatures, humans, skin reacts to sun exposure. the more sun the darker you are. and yet all those bleed red (well most lizards bleed red :P ).

there are plenty of ways the tau can look blue grey without their blood being that way. but i still think they bleed blue.
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The novel Firewarrior says they have Cyan blood, and it's just about the only thing in that book I'd consider worthy of Canon status; Cyan blood makes the Tau more alien and less "Human in makeup".
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Old 17 Apr 2007, 14:42   #9 (permalink)
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"For The Emperor" describes their blood color, blue-ish. It also mentions that it reeks.
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Old 17 Apr 2007, 16:41   #10 (permalink)
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Cyan it is- three fluff books by Black Library claims it so. GW just says to make everyones blood red (even orks- which is black in all the fluff) so F them... sorry GW...
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