Note: A Titan belongs to a kind of being called Asura. This is the name by which they know themselves. The term "Titan" is a human colloquialism.
All beings from the planets and moons of the Iron Worlds, including those who developed on Brahma,, display the same basic pattern of subtle physiognomy, such as the posterior and anterior solar wheel, and a cranial flare in some form. This physiognomy has reached its most prominent (and spectacular) form with the Asura. The extinct Preta, judging by preserved blast captures, also had prominent subtle features relative to body size, including a well formed posterior wheel shield. However, the Asura’s subtle features are the largest relative to body size, of any known kind, and they are unique in two ways.
First: the shield not only displays spontaneous patterns, such as radii, or concentric waves, like shields of other species, it also displays a range of colours and patterns, including non-symmetrical patterns and even symbols that effectively advertise the mind-state of the Asura.
Second: within the posterior solar wheel there is a structure called a Diaphragm. The Diaphragm is the only subtle structure that can be either visible or invisible to the human eye depending on whether it is active or at rest. It is also the only instance, on any known world, of a subtle body feature that has developed into an offensive weapon. When active the plasma lace of the diaphragm condenses to a point where it interacts with the surrounding air as a pliable solid material. This is extraordinary when we take into account that a fully extended Asura diaphragm can have a diameter of up to 96 lengths. That is roughly 800 ft with a surface area of nearly 500,000 square feet. The enormous power of the diaphragm comes from that surface area being rhythmically deformed through contractions of a powerful plasma “muscle” at estimated rate of 200 cycles per second. These rapid deformations of the diaphragm create a stream of concussion waves that have an explosive effect on the Asura's surroundings for many kilometres.
Danger to Human Life
Asura Subtle Anatomy presents a danger to human life in two ways, ambient and active. The ambient danger is an ever-present field of EM disruption emanating from the Posterior Solar Wheel. The Posterior Solar Wheel Shield blocks the field forward and deflects it backward as illustrated below. Human heart function becomes erratic and can cease if exposed to this field. The common protocols on approaching and engaging an Asura have been developed to ensure safe interactions.
The second type of danger is from an active Asura Diaphragm, at any point in its active cycle. Within a radius of 10 kilometres there is risk of organ damage and permanent hearing loss. Within 7 kilometres there can be severe organ damage and permanent hearing loss. Within a 2 kilometre radius there would certainly be death from severe organ damage. For this reason there has been a convention established (ano 4848), agreed to by all territorial sovereigns, that fighting will occur in common areas no less that 100 kilometers from any territorial boundary. The convention includes a maritime protocol of "Fair Notice" requiring that maritime craft be given warning of impending action, and time to seek refuge in safe waters.