Had a thought a few moments ago.
I like to operate under the notion that the reason why Monsters act with some level of intelligence, is because they’re actually an invasive species, just like humans are - Their place of origin is far away from Shear, thus why they popped up on Factor (as confirmed by Torvald’s tale of the Ajax, and Maggie’s backstory), but didn’t appear anywhere prior to that.
But the thought that came to mind just now, is that humans are completely, and utterly screwed, without a chance in the universe to survive this war - Which, let’s face it, this is very much a war with an unseen opponent.
It’s pretty clear that while Wraith, Goliath, Kraken, and Behemoth are all intelligent, they are animals set free - Killing everything… Except eachother.
If we look at it biologically, they’re sub-species - If we look at it militaristically, they’re specialized soldiers. The technology that would be required to bio-engineer a specialized soldier like that would be immense, and we don’t even know what’s opening the rifts these guys come through in the first place. But if whoever is deploying these monsters is doing so at all, then they’re doing so without any equipment or guidance. They just set them lose and say ‘Kill.’
And you know what that tells me?
The opponent of Humanity has so many of these thinsgs, that they’re willing to just keep throwing more and more and more of them through the hole, biological bullets through a cosmic machine gun, caring not for precision aim, just for the general direction (Factor/Shear).
Humanity is screwed if this is the case. There are only so many humans, and even if every nation and power in the race united, we’d never be able to hold off a race of beings with the capability of making monsters.
We can’t even hold off their pets.
So what happens when the masters come?