One unfortunate aspect of the Alien: Covenant plot was coming to the realization that Dr. Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) had met a very gruesome demise at the hand of her supposed friend, David (Michael Fassbender). Initially fans speculated that Shaw's fate would have been a more prominent one, some even theorized she may have been the blueprint for the original Alien Queen at one point. But, sadly her fate was more so that of a lab rat for David's twisted experiments.
Near the end of the film, as David's plan is unfolding, Daniels (Katherine Waterston) discovered a stack of papers in one of David's private rooms. On them were various sketches of Dr. Shaw in a variety of mutilated poses. It's clear by these drawings that David used Shaw's anatomy as a stepping stone for his hybridization of the Engineer Black Goo pathogen and other organisms he had discovered on Paradise. Below are the drawings Daniels discovered, courtesy of concept artist Matt Hatton, who we featured a couple days ago.
What exactly did David do with Shaw? We still don't know entirely. The drawings suggest an attempt at pairing her physiology with that of his Alien creations - tailoring the Perfect Organism to Human hosts, perhaps. It's also possible, given the one depiction above, that David used Shaw's eggs as the basis for his Facehugger embryos, which he later housed in the Ovomorphs (Alien Eggs). Considering Shaw would have had a healthy supply of eggs still at her age, David could have harvested them for his research. In essence, that would however make Shaw the mother of the Xenomorph - so fans who speculated as such would still, technically be correct in their assessments.
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