Immunity to Black Goo and the Xenomorph in exchange for a Soul.
Posted Feb-06-2017 8:05 AM
I've got an intriguing thought to run by you all today. After thinking about the cryptic suggestion of David and his possible "soul" or pursuit for one in Alien: Covenant, it got me thinking about some of the greater themes the Prometheus series have embedded and what it might mean for the rest of the series.
Engineers, Humans and Synthetics
According to Prometheus, we know the Engineers made us, Humans. Like in our own biblical scripture, we were made in the image of our creator. Who made the Engineers, we can only assume to be a being like them and like us, just one level above them, technologically speaking. I feel as though the hierarchy could go on and on indefinitely, never truly finding the origin, being "God".
Like Humans to Engineers, Weyland created David and other synthetics in the likeness of Humanity. But due to our premature understanding of life and more so, the creation process, we dabbled with what technology we did know and created synthetics.
Black Goo is the Wrath of God
I suspect the Black Goo originally was the wrath of God. The ability to wipe the slate clean and start over if their creations disobeyed them or proved to be a disappointment.
Like their God, the Engineers attempted to divise their own weapon based on the technology their own creators used. But like Mankind, they had a limited understanding of the tech and made what they could with what they knew. This of course, backfired.
David and his special gift
David views his mechanical limitations have somehow hindered his ability to fully experience life. He longs to posses a soul and to be Human, much like mankind wishing to attain the level of their creators.
However, in the absence of having a soul and forfeiting the ability to love and procreate, he adopted a special trait - Immunity to God's wrath.
David, and all synthetics are impervious to the Black God's DNA altering affects and the subsequent infection by the creatures it creates.
It's an interesting flip of perspective and although David wishes to have a soul and transcend to organic life, does he really wish to give up his special Immunity? Are Synthetics the personification of mankind separating themselves from the shackles they too, we're placed in upon being created?
If David discovers a way to in fact alter his existence and the foundation for which he was built and finally attain what he claims to be a soul, will he in turn make himself vulnerable to the Xenomorph / Neomorph spore and Black Goo? What implications could that have?
I think I know exactly how Covenant will finally link to Alien, but I'll save that for a sequel topic to this discussion.
Remember, big things have small beginnings.
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