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Sep-04-2017 3:22 PM

Mutagenic pathogen (black goo) --> Host --> Hybridized creatures are produced (trilobites, insect-like motes, parasites) --> Host again --> Xenomorph-like hybridized creatures are produced (deacon, neomorph)

Applied to the movies:


Mutagenic pathogen (black goo/virus) --> host (Holloway/Shaw) --> hybridized creature (trilobite) --> host again (the last Engineer) --> xenomorph-like hybridized creature (the Deacon)

Alien Covenant:

Mutagenic pathogen (black goo/virus) --> host (fungus) --> hybridized creature (insect-like motes) --> host again (Ledward) --> xenomorph-like hybridized creature (the Neomorph)

Mutagenic pathogen (black goo/virus) --> host (Planet 4 Engineers) --> hybridized creature (parasites bursting from the dying Engineers) --> host again (not revealed in the movie) --> xenomorph-like hybridized creature (not revealed in the movie)

Alien (1979):

/Mutagenic pathogen --> host(s): segment of the process controlled by the Engineers or David 8/ --> hybridized creature (facehugger in the alien egg) --> host again (Kane) --> xenomorph-like hybridized creature (the 1979 Xenomorph)


Parasite clusters bursting from the Engineers:

The strangest thing, my favourite one, it looks like Satan's head bursting from the body, ring in the nose:

Snake-like clusters:

The spider cluster:

The monster cluster:

A very long one:

The funnel:

A traditional after-party cluster: -- :D --


And an exception, not parasites, but black goo - evil black goo clusters racing in the air:

8 Responses to Applied to the Scott Movies


Sep-05-2017 6:35 AM

I found the black goo popping out of them very interesting.  This goes back to the fact that there are many "different" strains of the goo-


Sep-05-2017 1:24 PM

I accept the explanations shared by the source article, so I think that clusters of parasites are leaving the Engineer bodies in the movie stills - not black goo. Ok, they look similar but they are different.


Sep-05-2017 2:23 PM

i still support the one goo theory.

Where one goo / pathogen exists and has various outcomes depending on host type (an Engineer and human may reract differently under the same comditions) -  amount of goo - ingested area 

However,only the one pathogen with the strength to wipe out all non botanical life on a planet if sufficient amount of the patgogen is dropped into the mix

Take This.... This is the blood of our lord


Sep-05-2017 2:30 PM

sherris - Yes, the quantity is an important factor here. According to the source, Holloway and Fifield suffer the same mutation, but Holloway consumes only one drop, so he mutates very slowly.


Sep-05-2017 8:28 PM

Ati, this analysis of the spider cluster release and the monster cluster bursting out is wonderful. I can't wait for the prequel novelization to come out this month.


Sep-07-2017 7:01 AM

Ingeniero - Thanks, these are just shapes, of course.

A L I E N 4 2 6

Sep-07-2017 11:40 AM

Just a little correction, I think its all spot on, but I think in Holloways case specifically, the black goo infected his........em......juices......which then took a detour into shaws uterus and got some mutating from the uterus. David used a similar process using shaws reproduction system, but instead of a trilobite and shaws uterus, he made it more efficient, making eggs and facehuggers.


Sep-07-2017 6:19 PM

A L I E N 4 2 6 - Yes, the Holloway process seems to be a special one, he is mutating at the same time...

Anything is possible, however, I think it shouldn't be over-explained and classified as an exception.

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