I love me a good theory… I’ve been trying to come up with different stories in my head on how these monsters came to be and where they are from, I didn’t have much luck with where they are from but what I do believe is this:
The Monsters are actually more Intelligent than it appears at first glance.
They may have their own planet with their own ‘civilization’
Monsters are former Colonists
So, Number 1: Intelligence
The reason I believe the monsters are intelligent is because of the way all 3 of them, Goliath, Kraken and Wraith have some form of bond as shown in the final cutscenes of Evacuation. They show teamwork, they aren’t trying to rip each other apart… They rescue and care for their minions (Defending in Nest, Releasing captured monsters, (Goliath on Refueling Tower and Wraith on Wraith Trap). Another thing I noticed was Goliath’s Idle movements… They are very human-like, he shrugs his shoulders and looks around occassionally in a calm manner, showing a degree of self-control leading to the idea that they know full well what they are doing and aren’t just mindless rampaging monsters.
Number 2: Civilizations
They may have their own civilizations somewhere in the universe. As raised in point 1, these monsters share bonds with eachother, indicating that they are fully aware of each others existance. Which means they may have had contact outside of Shear and for seemingly bloodthirsty monsters who exist to kill… It must have been quite a long period of time spent in each others presence. Another point would be Nest. (I know this was a technical issue, but thats boring… Work with me here!) Both Kraken and Wraith raise Goliath babies, without showing any signs of being disturbed, leading to the idea that Goliath may be a ringleader and that Kraken and Wraith hatch and nurture the young on their home planet with Goliath being the away-from-home warrior who hunts because of his tankiness over the other two, which may be why they would see him as an Alpha.
Number 3: Eggs
This was a difficult one… Some of you may have heard Caira expressing her fascination with the contents of the eggs being just ‘goop’. (She brings it up when the Hunters destroy an Egg, the conversation continues if Parnell is on the team.) Because the only time a Monster appears is when another adult Monster is hatching it, brings the idea that the Eggs have some kind of knowledge over other lifeforms and will only produce a baby monster when a recognizable being is present (I.E The Monster) that, or the goop needs churning into a monster, which is why they seemingly attack their eggs to hatch them.
Number 4: Mutated Colonists
This one might sound strange at first glance, but I came to this theory quite rapidly when I realized how many Power Plant maps and acidic lakes there are on Shear. One of the Evacuation round rewards is toxic clouds of neuro gas because of a destroyed Power Plant. Then I considered the way the Monsters ‘Evolve’… It sounds painful and looks it even more, with huge cysts popping out of the monster and large flakes of skin flying off… It looks like an industrial mishap… Maybe they are Colonists how have been exposed to all these different forms of radiation on Shear, resulting in different mutations… (Goliath, Kraken and Wraith Monsters) My first thought that backed me up with this one was how ‘Human’ Goliath is in terms of a ‘Monster’… A quick look and you see he has a very similar frame, two arms, two legs, walks on his legs (Mainly) Then there’s his Torso… He has Pecs and abs, in exactly the same proportional places that a Human would. Then onto Wraith, she lost her legs, but the ‘Human’ shape is still there… (Need I mention she does actually have breasts) She has four arms essentially… But the remains of Human life is still there with two of them… Now onto Kraken… Kraken was a little disheartening to this Theory … But if this is true, this ‘person’ likely suffered the worst of the three types of mutations. Upon closer inspection in game, he does resemble the Human frame but has an obvious affilation to the Aquatic theme, leading me to believe he may have been exposed long enough to the contaminated lakes, being exposed to a water based mutator may have given him his squid like appearance in an attempt for the bacteria to turn the host into an aquatic organism, but this conflicted with the Human side, creating a kinda anthromorphic squid. (The likes of which found on Rendering Plant and Orbital Drill)
Enjoy a cookie, it’s on the house for those of you who made it down here! This is what happens when I play games.