Protip: if you have Photoshop or any similar program that has this setting, I recommend checking out the "Color Lookup" adjustment layer. it does serious magic with lots of different variations to choose from.
I also like to additionally duplicate the layer, blur it, and apply a layer effect with low opacity.
the differences are subtle but add a nice finish.
Part 4 (last part for now), the hunger. The phase 2s can go for a very long time without food, compared to the phase 3s. But eventually they get hungry too. They can't eat and at first don't know why they are hungry, so it slowly drives them mad as the years go by.
A tankhead who doesn't eat turns into a black hole eventually.
Part 3, jobs and relationships. The phase 2s lived pretty normal human lives until the takeover that happens in around 2031. The first characters I created all live in or near Philadelphia in the US, and their lives are pretty interwoven.
Part 2, origins. They aren't human and can't have offspring with humans or each other. Their skin color is basically random - they just picked tones that are similar to the inhabitants of the areas they invaded. It was for blending-in purposes.
Part 1, the returned phase 2s.
The resistance is looking for alternative food sources, but it seems their bodies' trophic needs won't let them eat anything else quite as efficiently. Wolves and sharks have been suggested.
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