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Biotech Horror?

Biotech Horror?

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OvomorphMember25 XPDec-30-2016 1:54 AM

I was thinking lately about the deacon and how the alien universe could end up with dozens of new creatures other than the xenomorphs. The deacons are one and the neomorphs are another. It would be interesting for the new alien movies to have more of a biotech feel but also with that horror aspect that made Alien popular. I think this is definitively one way to go.

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TrilobiteMember8212 XPDec-31-2016 2:55 PM

Someone mentioned that there could be several types of creatures depending on the specific environment or world the black goo made contact with. There could be many possibilities indeed.


FacehuggerMember425 XPDec-31-2016 3:08 PM

I like it. 

Safe? Of course he isn't safe, but he's good!


DeaconMember10358 XPDec-31-2016 7:20 PM

We have been shown... the Engineers and maybe their Hierarchy to come... are involved in Genetic Experiments

The Xeno may be a Weapon, it may have many variants...

Prometheus showed us the Sacrificial Goo is a way to break down a Organisms DNA to pass on its DNA and best traits onto other Organisms and evolve those Organisms natural best traits.

Its possible teh Black Goo is merely the after result of something Xeno related being broken down like the Sacrificial Engineer.

If the Sacrificial Engineer consumed that Goo while he was in a shower... and the hole in the floor leads to a VAT to store the Engineers broken down material and water...

Would not collecting this mixture and then putting it into a Bottle or Vase... or Urn then pouring the contents into the lake not give the same results?

So indeed this Tool is very powerful....

A Engineer DNA mutagen collected as such then used on say a Lizard would create Reptile Humanoids...  when used on a Wolf would create Werewolves when used on a Turtle would create TMNT lol

A Wolf broken down Mutagen used on a Human would also create a Werewolf type hybrid..

And so indeed the Black Goo contains something linked to the Xenomorph.. either predates or comes from it.. but still the possible number of outcomes from this Black Goo are huge.

As Fire and Stone Comics Showed..

The Sacrificial Goo is the IMPORTANT Tool... but who knows now if they have combined it as one and the same Goo.

But alas... indeed the Bio-Mechanical Xeno has to come from somewhere that it got its more Mechanical Traits.

Seems to tease to a Synthetic but i feel this is a red herring.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017

Deep Space

FacehuggerMember320 XPJan-01-2017 4:24 AM

Just a thought but perhaps the goo (or its source) is a micro organism.  Like a virus.  An unknown and alien virus to us but one that exists in our universe.

Maybe the engineers came upon this and reverse engineered or manipulated it so it could be used for their own purposes . . .  as Chris has mentioned on another thread, perhaps altered to be used as some kind of DNA changing nano tech.

Maybe this micro-organism, if observed in its natural state, would appear to attack cells of living matter in the way the xeno attacks full grown animals?  Maybe cells are 'hugged' and birth new 'xeno' like cells?

This could explain why, based on what we've seen, common xeno traits always appear in the host mixed with their own DNA.

In short the Engineers took this virus and made it 'big'?

Crazy idea, I know, but the source of this goo is a fascinating topic . . .

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FacehuggerMember444 XPJan-01-2017 11:03 AM

Well David said it was "organic" and something organic HAS to come from something "alive" or something that was ONCE "alive" 


FacehuggerMember425 XPJan-01-2017 11:38 AM

@ Deep Space

I've always thought it was a retrovirus that aggressively rewrites DNA to make whatever the engineers want. I'm in complete agreement that it's SOMETHING organic, though a retrovirus with Nanites could explain more. 


Safe? Of course he isn't safe, but he's good!


OvomorphMember25 XPJan-01-2017 8:54 PM

@ Deep Space

That's a very good point. I never thought about the origin. Maybe the engineers did find it naturally occurring somewhere else.


DeaconMember10358 XPJan-01-2017 9:32 PM

@ Deep Space

Again nice to see minds think alike... I discussed this a number of times in the past, especially in context to what the Hell was Holloways Eye-worm.

Mutated Sperm?

Or what if the Top of the Ampoule contains a Nano-Parasitic Organism..  It looks like Goo.... but you could see movement... now Seamen when not under the Microscope looks and is basically a Goo too...

If they have simply taken Spaights Nano-Scarabs and replaced with Nano-Worms well type Organisms it makes sense..

But then it may not be directly that simple.. it could be the Sacrificial Goo is something... and the Ampoules contain some Parasitic Organism related to the Xeno at the Top..

When activated the other contents of the Urns (similar to the Sacricial Goo) mixes with these Parasites in the Top and breaks down their DNA like the Sacrificial Scene and this then infects the Worms and Fifield.

This Concept for the Urns looks different a bit to what we got.. and we have the Ampoule Vials.... that are in-cased in some kind of Waxy like Substance... If this substance is the Sacrificial Goo.... then it would make the Bio-Weapon make more sense..

But the Final Design used on set is a bit different... the concept work Waxy connecting stuff is now Black Slimy stuff... but could still perform the same function.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


DeaconMember10358 XPJan-01-2017 9:36 PM

And actually thats not far off what the Plan was... as far as the Source claimed....  but things got changed a bit before the leas Green Re-write.. and well maybe i can go into detail...

But i think the new Origin is being changed.. so bye bye Parasitic Organism, that is connected to (loosely) Cystoidea and Parasites so they claimed... same as how its connected (this still applies) to Mollusca

Maybe i said too much ;)

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


OvomorphMember67 XPJan-02-2017 2:32 AM

:-) ! thanks


NeomorphMember1655 XPJan-02-2017 3:18 AM

It seems to me that the Engineers are making various bio-weapons using the black goo. Maybe there are other bio-weapons that the engineers have than the Xeno (I believe that the Xeno is a bio-weapon)? The goo could be the original thing or it could come from some creature that is older than it, we haven’t seen that yet. The goo seems to act like a mutagen so it could potentially be used to create many different life forms.


FacehuggerMember425 XPJan-02-2017 7:22 AM


I keep wanting to think the Xenos are bio weapons, but the pieces don't all fit that description.  It's hard to know what piece they fill in the puzzle. They are excellent killers, and propagators, but delivering the organism in a weaponized fashion is a problematic endeavor. They are TOO hostile and intelligent. I can't figure it out.

Safe? Of course he isn't safe, but he's good!


DeaconMember10358 XPJan-02-2017 6:05 PM

As the Source informed me... in early 2015..

We should look at it as Atomic Power... particularly in the peaceful way as for Engineer.. in other words for a more Benevolent purpose...  But then as they mentioned Fukishima.. a Accident... or Disaster.. could lead to a Deadly Consequence..   And what if then you realism the devastation that such Atomic Power could be.... and thus its applicable use as a WMD

In the Same discussion they mentioned also The Fly Movie in how a intended beneficial Tool could via Accidental means... lead to something unintended and Horrific 

So i think the Bio-Weapon was created afterwards... as a result of the Sacrificial Goo in some other way that got contaminated or perverted and then seen as a way for a Faction to use it as a Tool of Retribution and Freedom from Bondage as they put it.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017

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