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Can Cole drink water? Wouldn't he die?

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This may just be a pointless thread, but this question has been baffling me ever since I pondered it. All humans, nay, all LIVING things need water to survive. Before I go on, let's establish that Cole, indeed, is a living organism. However, then comes in the factor of his electricity. If he can absorb electricity, then I believe it would be safe to say that Cole's body, organs, blood, et cetera, are all coursing with some level of electricity and is able to survive under static charge. To my point, water conducts electricity. Cole is also a conductor of electricity. Hell, he's practically a living lightning rod. So wouldn't Cole's parching his thirst for nature's life-giver kill him? Wouldn't inadequacy of water also kill him? Is our Cole McGrath left to die prematurely simply from dehydration or frying his insides to a pulp? 

 

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Re: Can Cole drink water? Wouldn't he die?

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Well, from my understanding, Cole can't take a shower, because that would fry him. He doesn't take showers in the game. However, in a shower, your get the outside of your body wet with water. Like you said, Cole's inner body has electricity flowing all over the place. More than 50% of the human body is water, so if he hasn't been fried already, I don't see why he would if he drank water. I think it's as long as water doesn't touch the outside of his body, he is fine.

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Well, from my understanding, Cole can't take a shower, because that would fry him. He doesn't take showers in the game. However, in a shower, your get the outside of your body wet with water. Like you said, Cole's inner body has electricity flowing all over the place. More than 50% of the human body is water, so if he hasn't been fried already, I don't see why he would if he drank water. I think it's as long as water doesn't touch the outside of his body, he is fine.


Or, the blast depleted Cole of massive amounts of water. So, he's running at his minimum.  If not that, then Cole's body is still coursing with electricity and if he does still have more than 50% of his body mass as water, his insides would have ALREADY been fried. 
 Note: InFamous refuses to play alongside some basic laws of nature. CONFIRMED! 

 

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Re: Can Cole drink water? Wouldn't he die?

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Psych_G wrote:

easyaspie00 wrote:

Well, from my understanding, Cole can't take a shower, because that would fry him. He doesn't take showers in the game. However, in a shower, your get the outside of your body wet with water. Like you said, Cole's inner body has electricity flowing all over the place. More than 50% of the human body is water, so if he hasn't been fried already, I don't see why he would if he drank water. I think it's as long as water doesn't touch the outside of his body, he is fine.


Or, the blast depleted Cole of massive amounts of water. So, he's running at his minimum.  If not that, then Cole's body is still coursing with electricity and if he does still have more than 50% of his body mass as water, his insides would have ALREADY been fried. 
 Note: InFamous refuses to play alongside some basic laws of nature. CONFIRMED! 

 


I think Cole can consume small amounts of water, he just can't take in a large amount. That would overcharge his system and cause him to fry himself. But I think Cole can be exposed to small amounts of water, because when he sweats he would fry himself  otherwise.

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Apr 28, 2009

Well water conducts electricity, so drinking water could affect Cole's powers.

 

For example, if you drink a standard bottle of Poland Spring Water, you get half of your maximum health back.  But your powers are a bit wacky.  Ie, a standard shot that would normally go straight, goes at a random angle.

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Re: Can Cole drink water? Wouldn't he die?

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maybe when he got his powers one of them was the abitilty to not be fried by liquid
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Re: Can Cole drink water? Wouldn't he die?

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he cannot swim because he'll fry, the devs said in a interview. so that aint a power.

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Re: Can Cole drink water? Wouldn't he die?

Apr 28, 2009
maybe. other then his powers we're not exactly sure how his body chemestry has changed. he may not even need to eat or drink to survive
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Re: Can Cole drink water? Wouldn't he die?

Apr 28, 2009

Where did you guys hear he can't get wet?  I thought I was reading as much as possible on this one, but hadn't read that.  Does it not rain during the game?  Well, back to the drinking question, my first thought was that while water is a good conductor of electricity, apparently so is his body now, so it really shouldn't matter.  If it doesn't hurt him to suck electricity out of an electrical box, it shouldn't matter to drink a little water.  interesting question though.

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Apr 28, 2009
the dude buts both of hes hands in the two main power cords in an electricity station and survives but he would fry when gets water on him?
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