The Warhammer Fantasy universe has a raptor like species called "Cold one", used as mounts by Lizardmen and Dark Elves. Why are the creatures called "Cold one"?

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is unrelated to board game expertise, and should instead be asked on Science Fiction & Fantasy. Commented Apr 1, 2017 at 0:24
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    Hum? Isn't Warhammer is a tabletop miniature game rather than sci-fi media?
    – ikegami
    Commented Apr 1, 2017 at 2:26
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    Could it be a reference to cold-bloodness?
    – ikegami
    Commented Apr 1, 2017 at 2:32
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    Warhammer is a multimedia franchise based on a miniatures wargame. It has since spun off into novels, video games, and other media, just like Magic: The Gathering has. While this question would also be appropriate on SciFi/Fantasy SE, I think that it, and other lore questions about tabletop games, are on topic and should remain open. Commented Apr 1, 2017 at 2:51
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    Its a question of "fluff", which for many roleplay gamers is an important part. And yes, this is about fantasy and not about sci-fi in any way at all. Cold Ones are found in Warhammer Fantasy, not in Warhammer 40k. Commented Apr 1, 2017 at 19:15

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2 reasons that I could find:

  • It is a reference to the people that use them. Only cold-blooded people can ride them without a problem
  • They see all warm-blooded things as prey, so they are the cold ones and the enemy the warm ones

Source: http://warhammerfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Cold_Ones

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    This doesn't quite work, as Dark Elves are not cold-blooded (cold hearted, yes, but not cold blooded)
    – user16341
    Commented Apr 7, 2017 at 0:34

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