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Join Date: Jul 2012
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# 11
08-21-2013, 09:23 AM
1) The nerve pinch makes much more sense in my mind than a punch in the face. Vulcan was developing nuclear weapons when Humans were still working out how to keep an edge on metal; it's only reasonable to suppose that their hand-to-hand combat techniques were similarly advanced. (And even after the Reformation, they might well still study the old techniques as an aid to meditation, similarly to the students of certain martial arts on Earth.)

2) "Gary Seven and the Augments" would be a kickass band name.
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