First Look At The Heavy Metal Suits From Avatar: Friend Or Foe?

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Check out a glimpse at the technology from James Cameron's futuristic action movie Avatar. The robotic hands lead me to believe it's some sort of power suit, but I'm not sure what to make of its robo-feet.

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MarketSaw has the first look at James Cameron's power-armor. We know that the film utilizes alien avatars for humans so they can go places their bodies can not. Are these power suits an alternative to the avatars, or a different type of avatar?

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Bassem B.

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According to the oooold 90s script that I downloaded a few years ago, these are armor suits that the humans sit inside and control, to raze the flora and later on to fight the resisting aliens.

In the script there was a pretty dramatic scene where one dickhead grunt uses the armor suit to rip off an alien's nerve extension tendrils, thus killing it. I hope this aspect of the aliens' anatomy is preserved in the final film. They have "hair" that looks like thick dreds that are actually nervous tendrils they use to connect and control other creatures when riding them. Or for lovemaking.