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When Ripley was in Cryo-sleep between Alien and Aliens did she age at all? The person in Cryo is still alive, reduced heart rate etc, but given that you wouldn't normally be 'asleep' for so long any small ageing would be unnoticeable surely one as long as 57 years would show some ageing on Ripley? (Looking 7 years older due to filming dates doesn't count)

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    The dupe makes it clear that cryosleep isn't totally suspended animation. The inhabitants of the cryotubes have their vitals slowed but not stopped. – Valorum Aug 25 '18 at 13:56
  • @Valorum I don't see an answer to my question although the points are noted. Not being frozen and showing vital signs indicates a reduced body function (keeping the brain alive etc) would mean that you would still age even though at a very very slow rate? – Seamusthedog Aug 25 '18 at 14:45
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    There are endless quotes from the novel/s (which I've alluded to) that would apply, for example; "Every so often, though, a dark and vile memory would rise to the fore, like sewage seeping up beneath a city street. Temporarily it would overwhelm her rest. Then she would moan within the capsule. Her heartbeat would increase. The computer that watched over her like an electronic angel would note the accelerated activity and respond by lowering her body temperature another degree while increasing the flow of stabilizing drugs to her system.", etc etc. Clearly the sleeper isn't frozen solid. – Valorum Aug 25 '18 at 14:52
  • So did Ripley show signs of ageing?? – Seamusthedog Aug 25 '18 at 15:59
  • @Valorum I don't believe my question to be a dupe as I have never mentioned being frozen solid and my Q is about ageing while in Cryo sleep. How do I challenge this duplicate tag? – Seamusthedog Aug 25 '18 at 16:04