The smell of mako

Neutron Ronnie

From The Front of Armament
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Powerslave
#27
It's like asking 'What does electricity smell like?'

The answer is it smells like you are philosophising over the scent of a fictional enrgy source and you will probably never have a girlfriend.
I was under the impression that the main point of this forum was to discuss various aspects of a game that not only features said fictional energy source, but is also wholly fictional itself. :)

Anyway, I had hoped it would smell something nice, like earth, or grass, or water (yes, water sometimes has a smell. A nice smell.) But perhaps the smell starts to get a bit sickening when the mako is extra-concentrated.

Sephiroth seems to dislike the smell, but Aerith didn't seem to have a problem with it... I mean, from the opening of Final Fantasy VII.
 

Cat Rage Room

Great Old One
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Mog
#28
I'm sure there's a difference between the byproduct of the Mako in the Midgar alley and the Mako in a very old, malfunctioning reactor. It's probably not the Mako itself that has a smell, but the byproduct of its manufacture by a reactor.
 
#29
It smells like soylent green. I mean technically it would, wouldn't it? :P

For srs though, I guess it would really depend on where it was, like I think a Mako Reactor would smell different than say, if you switched on a light bulb or used an engine which was Mako powered (like on a car or aircraft).
 

CK

buried but breathing
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CK, 2D, wanker
#32
I was under the impression that the main point of this forum was to discuss various aspects of a game that not only features said fictional energy source, but is also wholly fictional itself. :)
woah woah seriouz bizniz

And I think mako smells like KFC or watermelon.
 
#34
Well done Celes. Raising a thread from the grave that hasn’t had a new post in over 9 years. Takes guts man, takes guts. I’ve thought about it before since I am definitely a necro-bumper, but I refrained. 😂 It’s a dirty job, but someones gotta do it.

Never really gave it thought, to be honest. But if I had to take a wild guess I’d guess that it probably smells about as pleasant as our chemical plants in Houston...
 

Celes777

Lv. 25 Adventurer
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#35
Well done Celes. Raising a thread from the grave that hasn’t had a new post in over 9 years. Takes guts man, takes guts. I’ve thought about it before since I am definitely a necro-bumper, but I refrained. 😂 It’s a dirty job, but someones gotta do it.

Never really gave it thought, to be honest. But if I had to take a wild guess I’d guess that it probably smells about as pleasant as our chemical plants in Houston...
Oh crap I was not looking at the date. Will I get banned!? I know some forum has rules against digging up old thread!
(Runnig away on Shera
 

trash panda

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Howl
#37
Hmmm...not something I’ve ever thought of, Lic. Good question. XD

I’d say it smells like...maybe...coolant? Like sort of sweet smelling so you don’t realize it’s toxic?

Derrr I just realized this is old. XD
 
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Hououin Kyouma
#49
Not sure if anyone has ever had reverse osmosis water (tap is shit where I'm at), but when I saw the thread title I imagined it smelling like that. I think it may be the smell of ions? Or maybe it's just ozone smell, as mentioned above. If I had to describe at the risk of sounding hokey, it smells like "the intersection of nature and machine."
 
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