[quote=“Geoffrey Duke”]Yeah, but have you noticed that Abadd is constantly reminding us that there’s no real proof suggesting the ancients were human in the Japanese Panzer games as if he wants us to keep an open mind.
If the ancients were human, then where’s the harm in stating it in the Japanese games? Their identity has been shrouded in mystery for a reason…
Almost everyone believes the ancients were human anyway, so why would anyone challenge that belief if there was some truth in it… unless it wasn’t quite true or not true at all?[/quote]
I’m convinced that the Ancients at least originated from the human race. As I recently suggested, they could have used the Sestren to become evolved beings of data. Or they could have evolved into something else. Like you said, if they were simply human there would be no reason for anyone to suggest otherwise.
[quote=“Geoffrey Duke”]Personally, I don’t believe that the rulers of the ancient civilisation, also known as the gods, were quite human. Have you ever watched Babylon 5? In it an incredibly advanced alien race called the Vorlons became so powerful that they started believing they were gods… until they encountered an equally powerful race with a darker agenda.
The ancients would need to be or become immortal before they could convince themselves that they were gods, but for all intents and purposes, they were gods. What is a god if not someone who can create life?[/quote]
We can’t be sure that the Ancients tried to become Gods though, or if they ever believed they were. Their level of technology could have been enough to make people believe that they were Gods, but this might not have been their intention. The Uru records seem to suggest they weren’t god-like beings at all.
The Empire seemed to believe the Ancients were humans. However, this belief has caused the Empire to destroy itself again and again, so maybe they don’t know enough. They seemed to think that the Ancients’ technology belonged to them, but Abadd (the drone) clearly didn’t see the Imperials as descendants from the Ancients. He found nothing but “filth and destruction”, and thought that drones were more fit to inherit the world than humanity itself. If you take this into consideration, it again seems that the Ancients must somehow have been different from the humans that currently inhabit the world.