Dr. Mandalor wrote:Is it possible to create an older body for Minnie, and simple transfer (by Grim/Jr) into it like in the epilogue?
The issue wouldn't be that the body is underdeveloped for reproduction, but that its dead and wouldn't be able to carry out the needed bodily functions to aid in reproduction. Now Minnie and Sally are "alive" in that fact that their soul occupies a body and can move it. But it doesn't have anything in it that would indicate that it is alive, like no pulse. There is that scene where Sally sows herself back up. I would imagine that the two (Minnie and Sally) are pretty immortal as long as critical damage isn't done to their body to the point where the strings holding the soul back in the body are broken.
I can't remember if we have seen Minnie have tears in her zombie body.
Cerulean wrote:Either Jack used the same method Grim used when Junior was conceived
I'm guessing that this is how all of the skeletons have been made.
Yamitora1 wrote:Maybe Mandy is or isn't dead.
You can reread back through the comic and see that Mandy is still alive and in an immortal state kept there by Grim. Recall that Grim (I'm going to be paraphrasing here, but the intent is the same) made a deal with Mandy; join me and be my wife, or get reaped and move onto the next life. http://grim.snafu-comics.com/index.php?comic_id=29http://grim.snafu-comics.com/index.php?comic_id=32
It isn't a hypothetical question or something that can be subjective to the reader. It's a quite clear and obvious fact. Mandy accepted Grim as her husband and became immortal as the "bonds of mortality were cut". Grim didn't kill her, she didn't die. I suspect that the bonds are chains that are link to the hourglass and represent the limitations of mortality. Not to mention should she have died, her ability to have kids would have gone to nothing. She wouldn't have been able to reproduce in a dead body.
Yamitora1 wrote:Might be due to biological differences and an inability to breed between species. Two living skeletons might be able to produce children (one of which has a Caribbean accent), but a living skeleton and a person might be a whole different story.
Again, if we would take sometime to read the comic, you would recall that Nergal Sr clearly explained why he couldn't bear children. http://grim.snafu-comics.com/index.php?comic_id=79
1: He is death. It would go against the very fabric and laws of nature for Death to bear children.
2: He has no organs to do so.
Now in regards to Grim's origin, I again side with the idea that all of the skeletal characters have been birthed the same way as Jr was. This point at least allows the multiple origin creations in the TV show to be able to work without an interference or conflict from any of them. This way he could still in inherit the role from his father or win it in a voting contest.
Yamitora1 wrote: Plus from what nergal said, all nergals are the same so it would be more or less a type of a-sexual reproduction and likely wouldn't result in the same problems inbreeding causes.
To a point. The only Nergals that we have seen so far, aside from Sr, is his son and Minnie, both of which needed a partner and could not of been the result of asexual production because a partner was used. An asexual organism would have the perfect genetic copy of the parent and look the same as the parent. However, we can see that the method used to create Minnie and Nergal Jr were results of sexual production as we can see it in the comic from being told, and from the physical traits of the Nergals.
I've already indicated that the Nergal symbiote would be a manner in which would aid Jr in reproduction by at least passing itself on. How much of that genetic material is also Minnie has yet to be completely seen.
Yamitora1 wrote:Plus as I said, the undead seem to have some kind of reproductive ability.
Of course they do, but it would be stupid to assume that they all can or that the resulting reproduction is similar to the creation of living sexual reproduction.