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DINOSAUR OVERVIEW: SCORPIUS REX

“The E750 project is extremely aggressive!”

Dr. Henry Wu, Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous

The wait is finally over! We finally got to see E750 in all is glory in Season 3 of Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous. It has been confirmed that this beast’s name is “Scorpius Rex”. For the longest time, I thought this creature was an early version of the Indoraptor that Dr. Wu created for Vic Hoskins. However, it was revealed that the Scorpius Rex was the very first hybrid dinosaur ever created, predating even the Indominus Rex, which was the first hybrid to be revealed to the public.

The Scorpius Rex was a failed attempt to create the Indominus Rex. When it was made, it was deemed too hideous to be shown to the public. I agree with this sentiment because the Scorpius Rex was utterly grotesque compared to the Indominus Rex and the Indoraptor. The way to contorted its arms and torso almost made its upper body seem semi-humanoid before snapping back into place. It also had unpredictable mood swings between being placid to being completely aggressive. Its name came from the scorpionfish DNA that was used in its creation. Its scorpionfish genes resulted in it having highly venomous quills.

Unlike most theropod dinosaurs, the Scorpius Rex is skilled at climbing trees. Like a leopard, it would stash its kills in trees. It was implied that the carcasses were gruesomely mauled and mangled after being stung by the Scorpius Rex’s quills. Like the Indominus Rex, the Scorpius Rex had infrared vision, which means it could see its prey’s body heat. This method of hunting reminded me of how the Predator hunted. However, its infrared vision is also one of its weaknesses. When it sees fires and explosions, the Scorpius Rex seems to calm down and runs to the source of the intense heat.

What was most fascinating about the Scorpius Rex was its ability to reproduce asexually. Only one of its offspring was seen, which implies that it was the only one of its brood to reach adulthood. Like Bumpy the Ankylosaurus, the young Scorpius Rex underwent an accelerated growth rate, allowing them to reach full maturity within a matter of days or weeks. My guess is that the rest of the brood were either cannibalized by their mother, got eaten by other carnivorous dinosaurs, or turned on one another until only one remained. This was similar to how the Indominus Rex killed and ate its own sibling. Like the Indominus Rex, the Scorpius Rex lacked social skills, which was evidenced by the Scorpius Rex fighting its own offspring. Still, the Scorpius Rex’s ability to reproduce asexually is a game changer. Not only does this make the second Scorpius Rex the first hybrid dinosaur to be born naturally, but it also implies that the other dinosaurs could potentially do it as well. If the dinosaurs that escaped the Lockwood Manor gain the ability to reproduce asexually, any chance of containing them will be lost.

Overall, the Scorpius Rex was easily the most monstrous creature in the Jurassic Park franchise so far. It gave us an idea of what else hybrid dinosaurs are capable of. I certainly hope it will not be the last hybrid we get to see in the franchise.

WHAT IS E750? (PART 6)

“Where have you been?”

“Change of plans. Mission took a jog to the left. I’m taking everything off-site.”

“The embryos are safe here. They can live up to eight weeks on the generators.”

“No, no. You — You listen. Park’s gonna be Chapter 11 by morning. Okay? Our little side project’s about to get shot in the arm. I don’t want a bunch of lawyers messing around with something they don’t understand. You get it?”

[Silence]

“Hey. I’m gonna take that as a yes.”

Dr. Henry Wu and Vic Hoskins, Jurassic World

Upon closer examination, I realized that the mysterious hybrid dinosaur known as E750 was indirectly mentioned in Jurassic World. Near the end of the movie, Dr. Henry Wu and Vic Hoskins spoke to one another over the phone and mentioned a “side project” they were working on. When Hoskins mentioned the “side project”, Dr. Wu looked visibly afraid. Considering E750 attacked Dr. Wu, it is easy to see why he would be frightened by the mention of the “side project”. Due to this, E750 was the side project that Dr. Wu and Hoskins were working on behind the scenes. Later in the movie, Hoskins mentioned the possibility of making a hybrid that was a more compact version of the Indominus Rex that was every bit as deadly and intelligent as the original and could hide from the most advanced military technology. At the time, we thought Hoskins was foreshadowing the Indoraptor, but now it is clear he was talking about E750. This would make sense because the Indoraptor would be made on the mainland two years after Jurassic World fell. Meanwhile, E750 was already made and fully grown on Isla Nublar by the time the events of Jurassic World took place. Essentially, E750 is Dr. Wu’s and Hoskins’s version of the Indoraptor before the Indoraptor itself was created. With all of this in mind, the kids in Camp Cretaceous are up against a creature that is not only a genetic freak, but also a living weapon that is specifically bred for combat. This has raised the stakes even higher and I look forward to seeing what will happen in Season 3 of Camp Cretaceous.

WHAT IS E750? (PART 4)

“You made a genetic hybrid. Raised it in captivity. She is seeing all of this for the first time. She does not even know what she is. She will kill everything that moves.”

Owen Grady, Jurassic World

The new trailer for Season 3 of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous came out today and things are heating up. We got a better understanding of the mysterious hybrid known as E750. Apparently, it attacked its creator, Dr. Henry Wu, which likely resulted in it being put on ice. Dr. Wu described E750 as being extremely aggressive, which likely made it more uncontrollable and unpredictable than the Indoraptor. The fact that E750 was extremely aggressive and attacked its creator is likely why Dr. Wu did not consider it a suitable template for the Indoraptor project. It could also be the reason why Eli Mills’s mercenaries retrieved the Indominus Rex rib bone instead of E750. Dialogue in the trailer confirmed my suspicions that E750 is a worse abomination than the Indominus Rex. Clearly, when the kids found out about E750’s true nature, they became more desperate than ever to get off the island. At the end of the trailer, we receive a dark and ominous atmosphere over the kids’ hideout as E750 stalks them in a tropical storm. To defend themselves, the kids erected a makeshift electric fence around their hideout. However, it does not seem to slow E750 down as it brushes its body against the fence. I also suspect that E750 has the same camouflage ability as the Indominus Rex. The reason for this is because the beast seemed to vanish and the kids were desperately trying to find out where it went. When you combine a dark tropical storm with a monster that can camouflage, you know you are in deep trouble. I suspect while the kids are dealing with E750, Eli Mills’s men are collecting the Indominus Rex rib bone on the other side of the island. This would make sense since both events happened during a tropical storm. Overall, the introduction of E750 has made the story of Camp Cretaceous take a dark turn and I look forward to seeing if the kids will somehow get out of this pickle.

JURASSIC WORLD: IS REXY PREGNANT?

“How can it be pregnant? What is this? The Virgin Lizard?”

Mayor Ebert, Godzilla (1998)

After Season 2 of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, we saw some strange behavior with the Tyrannosaurus Rex known as Rexy. After the fall of Jurassic World, Rexy was busy remodeling her old paddock. At first glance, it looked as though she was in the process of building a nest. Under normal circumstances, this would be impossible because Rexy would need a mate in order to reproduce. If she is displaying nesting behavior, it is possible she may be able to reproduce asexually. In the original Jurassic Park film, we learned that the geneticists used frog DNA to fill in the gene sequence gaps. This granted the dinosaurs of Isla Nublar the ability to switch genders from female to male, which thwarted the population control methods imposed by the park workers. However, I wonder if their DNA mutates further as they get older. As the original Tyrannosaurus Rex from the old park, Rexy is the oldest living dinosaur in the world. If this is the case, then this means that Rexy will start laying eggs sometime in the future. She clearly senses the changes her body is undergoing and is practicing nesting behavior in preparation for her brood. Let us not forget that Rexy’s blood was used in a transfusion with Blue the Velociraptor in Fallen Kingdom. If Rexy is in the process of becoming asexual, the possibility exists that she will pass that ability to Blue through the blood transfusion. As far as we know, both Rexy and Blue are the last of their respective species. With this in mind, the ability to reproduce asexually will be their species’ saving grace and will prevent them from becoming extinct all over again. Will the other dinosaurs that escaped into the wilderness gain this ability as they get older or will something else happen? I think we will find out in either Camp Cretaceous or Jurassic World: Dominion. I look forward to seeing if this theory is right or not.

WHAT IS E750? (PART 3)

Monster is a relative term. To a canary, a cat is a monster. We’re just used to being the cat.”

Dr. Henry Wu, Jurassic World

A new toy line for Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous revealed what could be the mysterious genetically modified hybrid known as E750. Whether or not this is the final version of the animal is up for debate, but it is still fascinating. By examining this creature, you can see traits belonging to Carnotaurus, Velociraptor, and Indominus Rex. If I were to guess, these traits likely grant E750 the strength and durability of the Indominus Rex, the speed and intellect of a Velociraptor, and the aggression and ferocity of a Carnotaurus. When you take these features into account, we are looking at a potentially dangerous and formidable beast in Season 3 of Camp Cretaceous. If it does have the traits that I think it does, it could easily be a more frightening genetic abomination than either the Indominus Rex or the Indoraptor. Speaking of the Indoraptor, it is clear that the showrunners have taken inspiration for E750 from early concept art of the Indoraptor. With this in mind, this further reinforces the possibility that E750 is the more compact weaponized hybrid that Vic Hoskins wanted Dr. Henry Wu to make during Jurassic World. Due to this, Dr. Henry Wu may have specifically designed E750 for combat much like he did with both the Indominus Rex and the Indoraptor. The kids in Camp Cretaceous have a hard enough time living on an island full of dinosaurs. Now, they will have to deal with a weaponized genetic freak like E750 as well. I look forward to when this creature makes its big debut next month.