The Na’vi species, an explanation for stripes and could humans possibly have them?

Louisa Wright-Watts


This paper will give an overview to why there are two different colours of skin present in the Na’vi indigenous species that live on Pandora. The sequel film named ‘The Way of Water’ shows a second tribe on Pandora named the Metkayina which have a turquoise green colour instead of the traditional blue skin tribe called the Omaticaya tribe. However, both tribes also have stripes present which could be linked to Blaschko lines which are present in humans due to a result of foetus cell development in the womb, visible in people with mosaic skin conditions.


Film; Biology; Blaschko lines; Mosaicism; Checkerboard; Phylloid; Avatar

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