Films: Splice (2009)
Location: Civilized Area/Forest
Height/Weight: That of an average human.
Summary: At first, you might think this is simply a story of science gone haywire, and there are innocents being menaced by a genetic aberration. You are...only slightly correct.
History: Designed by a company whose acronym is literally NERD, Dren is one of a few genetically crafted fetuses made from the splicing of different species, primarily humans. The last two had violently killed each other, so this one is special for not immediately turning hostile. But there are darker reasons for Dren's existence. Her main creator is a woman who just wants a child she can completely control the same way her own abusive mother did. At first, Dren is an innocent, curious, and remarkable being that sadly has to be kept in a barn due to her abnormal looks and rapid age. Then she becomes what equates to a teenager, and as her dark desires for food and mating manifest, so too do those of her creators...
Notable Kills: Nothing special.
Final Fate: Eventually, the constant abuse from her creators turns Dren homicidal. She sex-changes into a male, and kills several before getting the chance to kill his male creator. As for the one who started this mess, she's impregnated by her vengeful creation, but manages to smash his head in with a rock soon afterward. But now she's pregnant with Dren's baby...
Powers/Abilities: Dren's growth is an accelerated one, and as she grows, she gains new natural powers, such as boosted intelligence, gills, and even insectoid wings. She can also change her gender on a whim.
Weakness: Anything conventional.
Scariness Factor: 4-Dren is ultimately a little girl forced into a position where she has no sense of identity or self-worth. It's all rather pitiful really. Until she snaps and goes bloodthirsty, that is. But know this. This is not science's fault, it's all human error.
Trivia: -Although it was shown in film festivals in 2009, this film would not see a full release until 2010 due to the original distributer going out of business.
-In nature, the act of changing reproductive organs, and by extent a gender, is sequential hermaphroditism. It is often used during times of environmental need, such as when the clownfish school loses its leading female and needs a replacement. Even chickens have been observed changing their sex at times.