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Spore Pods Source of Original Xenovirus?

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OvomorphMember16 XPMay-22-2017 1:17 PM

I cannot find a discuss on the spore pods.  I am starting to wonder if they might be the source of the black goo and xenovirus.  Since the blackgoo and xenovirus only affects "the meat", I am thinking that it could not have modified existing fauna or flora.  Unless David made them as another carrier, like the eggs.  Which could explain why the Neomorphs are fleshy, versus the the "engineered" Xenomorph.  Sorry if this has been discussed on another thread.


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PraetorianMember3378 XPMay-22-2017 3:32 PM

mercury26, no, the pods are not the source of the black goo.


PraetorianMember3378 XPMay-22-2017 3:34 PM

What do you mean by the term xenovirus? If I remember correctly David uses the word 'virus' to name the black goo. They mean the same.

David brings the goo to planet 4, he bombs the city, the goo kills directly but it can cause mutation as well.

According to David, the goo killed every animal species on the planet, flew everywhere in the air, had impact on eggs/ova, bug eggs are mentioned if I'm not mistaken, and these attacked Ledward and Lope's husband. So the word 'spore' is not a correct one since it is used together with plants and fungi.

Images/drawings by David showing insects/bugs can be seen in the movie, I think the eggs in question are from those bugs.

Please correct me if I am wrong.


OvomorphMember86 XPMay-22-2017 5:46 PM

it looked as if the pods were growing in the chrashed ship aswell i believe its what can mutate from the goo after sitting for to long on a planet. they seem to be closer to the ship or in its general area. and david said the black goo either kills you outright or uses u to incubate and form a xeno like creature hybrid.


OvomorphMember16 XPMay-23-2017 12:23 AM

This is what I thought too, and I'm surprised this isn't a bigger topic.

The black goo had to come from somewhere. Did the engineers harvest and process it from these spores? Or were these spores a result from David's genocide?

I guess the bigger question is how the engineers got a hold of it.

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FacehuggerMember245 XPMay-23-2017 6:37 AM

Both clumps of the spores were near water, im thinking that at one time these may have been eggs of something, bugs,birds, fish, or some alien creature.. but they were eggs originally. They mimic exactly what the face hugger eggs do just on a much smaller scale ...think about it, they act exactly the same, as far as how they interact with lifeforms, attack and attach nd then mutate or cause a life form to grow from within. until they were modified by the goo that was in the water source made contact with them.

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