We should add to these methods also melting in some acids, which essentially would turn tissues into the heap of inorganic compounds, which is has the same type of damage as incineration (turn tissues into oxides) or separation into single atoms and smaller particles (like in nuclear explosion).Not mention however about immortality... for me, it is clearly that after incineration, atomizing or antimatter annihilation they cannot recover. Maybe "immortality" actually means that each higher vampire is able to resurrect another one?
If we talk about resurrection then we still need to define what the higher vampire is. If the idea of some vampire is enough then it's equal to being a deity. If we, say, compare this to being a human then human is not just DNA, because even now you can rather easily "resurrect" (clone) a human being from DNA sample but it will be a different human with the same DNA code, because what constitutes a particular person is defined by the brain neural connections, which are trained to recognize certain patterns that happen during lifetime of the particular individual. Reconstructing/resurrecting something from atoms would require absolute knowledge of all that individual's experience including self-processed experiences, which also makes the reconstructor a deity because it's possible only if the reconstructor possesses intraspecies omniscience (aka every higher vampire would know everything what all other higher vampires are doing, feeling, thinking, etc.). So, no matter how you turn it, TW3 describe vampires essentially as gods.
That would be great but that's not how the game describes vampires. It's explained in the game that vampires don't afraid death because they cannot be killed and cannot die. It's pretty clear that they suggest full scale immortality as immortality of, say, antique gods. Speaking of biological immortality, witchers are probably close to be biologically immortal since none of them died of old age.But I think it's best to view them as being biologically immortal, which does not exclude death by some other mechanism.
Technically dryads are not separate species they are just mild mutants like witchers, which contrary to the latter remained fertile. Or you can call them subspecies or a breed if you want. You know, like dogs or cats, which can come in various forms and shapes but can breed with each other no problem.On the one hand, there is already at least one One-Gender Race – dryads (presumably thanks to mutagens composing Water of Brokilon).
By definition of species, different species cannot breed with each other leaving viable offsprings who are able to reproduce, otherwise they are not different species. Single gender won't cut it, because in this case they wouldn't have sexual reproductive organs, which they definitely have.If any of vampire species is single-gender, I assume it would simply breed with other vampire species (like dryads do with humanoids).
Hermaphrodite by definition should have both male and female reproductive organs... so, no. Cloning also doesn't make sense because then they would need for reproductive organs at all, like bacteria.Hermaphrodite, nah... I believe, on the other hand, that at least higher vampires would be able to clonal fragmentation - you now, if half of their body is too far from the other half
Yeah, good question. If we chop Dettlaff into 20 equal (by mass) pieces and put them into 20 separate boxes, which part will regenerate into Dettlaff? All of them?A very scholarly hypothesis, I must say ... Dettlaff regenerating his cut off hand, while at the same time Dettlaff's cut off hand regenerating the rest of Dettlaff?