“Live, or living death”

Films: Life (2017)

Alias: None

Type: Alien

Location: Eldritch location/Civilized Area

Height/Weight: Up to that of a large dog.

Affiliation: Neutral, leaning on Evil

Summary: Life in space is often considered one of the greatest enigmas out there. And we do mean 'out there'. Who knows what's growing out there in the cosmos? Hopefully, something way more benign than this abomination.

History: The crew of the International Space Station was in for a surprise when one of their probes came back with fertile soil from Mars. In it was a dormant tiny life form that could adapt to whatever environment it was in. Affectionally named Calvin by elementary schoolers, it slowly grew and grew, being treated as a lab specimen. But in truth, Calvin's kind is the last of a race of Martian super-predators. And he happily demonstrates this by getting free from their ignorance, and getting stronger and bigger with every thing he eats.

Notable Kills: Eats a person from the inside, and leaves them a bloody husk.

Final Fate: After growing significantly, Calvin is trapped with someone in an escape pod meant to hurdle into space...only for debris to send it into the waters of Southeast Asia. From there, more and more people approach the pod, unaware that Calvin stands a chance of being stronger than ever with all of humanity to eat...unless the military gets to him first, that is.

Powers/Abilities: With every life form Calvin consumes, he becomes larger, stronger, and nastier. He is also remarkably intelligent, able to outsmart just about everyone.

Weakness: Anything conventional, possibly.

Scariness Factor: 4-Calvin looks like something dredged up from the deep sea, and is a menace to just about everything he encounters. As he evolves, one might even notice a slight toothy smile on him, if those even are teeth! Either way, he gets worse with every thing he eats, and considering his kind was most likely the apex lifeform on Mars, it means that Earth has perhaps its greatest threat in the making.

Trivia: -It was long speculated that this film was in fact a prequel to 2018's "Venom", but this was obviously debunked.

-This film was Skydance Films' first ever R-rated venture.

Image Gallery

Thing's trip to space goes horribly wrong.

Actually, Jerry's trip to space went worse.

"I'm not trapped in here with you..."

No, we don't accept symbiote rumors.
This what it's like to pet God?

Calvin getting out of his birthday suit.
Thing about life? It's everywhere.

"Looks cozy? Mind if I enter?"