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We know that Agori and Glatorian are ridiculously long-lived. Some of the most ancient beings in the Matoran Universe- Artakha, Tren Krom, Helryx, etc, would be about the equivalent of a twenty year old in Spherus Magnan terms, if that. Gresh is over 100 000 years old and is barely acknowledged as an adult. Gresh is the equivalent of a human in his early twenties. He was a child during the Core War. I'd estimate him to be maybe between 100 000 and 150 000 based on that, but it's a shot in the dark given that we don't know the actual length of their lifespans. So, it's difficult to nut out exactly how long they live, but I've got an interesting question. Do Sphereus Magnans' aging processes scale with humans at all? As in, if an Agori can live to, say, 500 000-600 000 years, does that mean that they reach adulthood at around 100 000 years? Do Agori parents spend 10 000 years potty training their kids? I can see why many would choose not to have children if this was the case. Population growth would be unbelievably slow, unless parents chose to have several kids in quick succession- and that's assuming the gestation period isn't also stretched out... It's a bit ridiculous, isn't it? Well, the alternative is just as ridiculous. Here we have a comparatively short childhood (could be anything between 20 and 10 000 years to be considered "short") followed by a looooong adulthood. Picture this- you see two young Agori that look to be roughly the same age hanging out together. You think you can see a family resemblance, so you ask if they're sisters. Nope, turns out one is the great-great-great-grandmother of the other. You could have potentially hundreds of generations of the same family alive at the same time. You could start dating someone old enough to be your great-great-great-great grandparent, and nobody would bat an eyelid. In prosperous times, population growth would be enormous as long as child mortality was low. You can just imagine what family reunions must be like. Weirdly enough, there's support for that second theory given that the regression of the Vorox happened over many generations. If you use the first hypothesis (and assume that Vorox grow and age at the same rate as other Glatorians), the time since the Core War would only allow for one, or at most, two generations to pass. So, childhoods must be comparatively short in order for them to reach breeding age several times over in that time. Though, Vorox may operate by slightly different rules than other Spherus Magnans... What do you think? Is there a reasonable solution to all this? Apart from "Ignore all of Greg's attempts to use numbers", I mean? (jk, Greg, we still love ya.) Thoughts?