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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.

HUMAN DEGENERATION

“Is it a virus?”

“We don’t know.”

“How does it spread? Is it airborne?”

“There is a possibility. We don’t know.”

“Is this an international health hazard or a military concern?”

“Both.”

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

I thought of adding an extra layer of chaos to the dinosaur apocalypse in my dinosaur series. In addition to dinosaurs and a mysterious pathogen, I am planning to include legions of man-eating humanoid mutants. These mutants will be a combination between the unused dinosaur/human hybrids of Jurassic Park lore, the fast-moving zombies from the 2004 version of Dawn of the Dead, and the relentless monsters from the South Korean Netflix show Sweet Home. I will not say how I plan to make the story work by including these mutants long with the dinosaurs and the pathogen, but I can say they are all connected to the same phenomenon.

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.

WHAT IS E750?

“Imagine. That one, a fraction of the size – deadly, intelligent, able to hide from the most advanced military technology. A living weapon unlike anything we’ve ever seen. “

Vic Hoskins, Jurassic World

In the second season of Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous, we were introduced to one of Dr. Henry Wu’s side projects. The side project in question was labeled E750 and was kept in cryostasis somewhere on Isla Nublar. Some fans have been wondering what kind of creature is E750. In season one, while Brooklyn was looking through Dr. Henry Wu’s computer, it was revealed that E750 was connected to clinical trials.

However, I think E750 is connected to more than just a few clinical trials. I think E750 is another genetically modified hybrid like the Indominus Rex and the Indoraptor. If so, E750 may have been some kind of prototype that culminated in the creation of the Indominus Rex. On the other hand, E750 may be an early version of the Indoraptor since both Dr. Henry Wu and Vic Hoskins expressed interest in making a version of the Indominus Rex that was compact and every bit as dangerous as the original. However, when Jurassic World fell, Dr. Henry Wu was forced to take most of his research off site. Unfortunately, the good doctor clearly had to leave some of his other projects behind. With Vic Hoskins dead and his prototypes left behind, Dr. Henry Wu needed some other way to weaponize dinosaurs, which led to him working with Eli Mills in Fallen Kingdom.

Thanks to the usual antics of Kenji, E750’s cryostasis tank has lost power. At the end of the season, it is clear that E750 has escaped and is loose on Isla Nublar. While the kids try to find a way off Isla Nublar, they will also have to deal with whatever Frankenstein’s monster E750 is next season. I look forward to finding out what this mysterious creature is.

SHOW REVIEW: THE WITCHER

I finished watching the first season of The Witcher on Netflix and I strongly believe I have found a suitable fantasy replacement for Game of Thrones. I have neither read the books or played the video games, but I thoroughly enjoyed this show and am hungry for more. It was like Game of Thrones in the sense that it included warring kingdoms and feuding noble families. However, unlike Game of Thrones, magic and monsters were far more commonplace. I liked Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia and I have a new favorite song “Toss A Coin To Your Witcher”. I look forward to the next season and see where the war with Nilfgaard will lead.

DRAGON PRINCE THEORIES CONFIRMED

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I watched the third season of The Dragon Prince and it was well worth the year and a half long wait! I was particularly pleased to know that the theories I came up with about Aaravos in my previous posts have either been confirmed or implied this season.

First, it seems Aaravos really did teach humanity dark magic. In the first episode, we were shown a conversation between the former Dragon King Sol Regem and the first human dark wizard. In that conversation, the dark wizard said he received his staff from one of the “Great Ones.” Considering Aaravos’s extensive knowledge and power in magic, it would be safe to say that Aaravos was this “Great One” the dark wizard referred to.

Second, it has been confirmed that the previous Dragon King really did seal Aaravos in his magic mirror and the very mention of the Dragon King’s name angered Aaravos. These two facts of Aaravos giving humanity dark magic and being sealed by the Dragon King is similar to the tale of the titan Prometheus. When Prometheus steals fire from the gods and gives it to humanity, Zeus punished him by chaining him to a rock and having an eagle rip out his liver repeatedly day after day. The previous Dragon King had power over thunder and lightning just like Zeus and his home was an unmatchably tall mountain like Mount Olympus.

Third, it seems I was right that Aaravos needed the Dragon Prince to escape his prison. Through Viren, Aaravos was able to absorb some of the Dragon Prince’s power. By the end of the season, it was revealed that Aaravos’s larval form had wrapped itself in a cocoon. Aaravos probably needed some of the Dragon Prince’s power to serve as the catalyst for him to remake his physical body. By next season, Aaravos may emerge from his chrysalis and be free to continue his reign of terror. According to legend, Hercules, the son of Zeus, was the one who freed Prometheus from his prison. The Dragon King was a representation of Zeus and the Dragon Prince is his son, so this is a clear reference Prometheus’s escape.

Overall, I am glad that my predictions in The Dragon Prince came true so far and I look forward to seeing what will happen next now that humans, elves, and dragons finally put aside their differences and joined forces.

UPCOMING FILM: THE KING

Next month, a new film will be released on Netflix called The King, which depicts the life and reign of King Henry V of England. Henry V is most famous for defeating the French in the Battle of Agincourt during the Hundred Years War despite being outnumbered five to one. It looks like we will see the Battle of Agincourt in all its epic glory. Also, we will get to see a new version of Sir John Falstaff, who was Henry V’s famous companion in Shakespeare plays. Overall, I look forward to seeing this interpretation of this famous warrior king and I hope they do a modern version of the Saint Crispin’s Day speech, the best battlefield speech ever.

THE DRAGON PRINCE: AARAVOS

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I have binge watched the first two seasons of the Netflix show known as The Dragon Prince. As a medieval history buff and fantasy enthusiast, I could not resist watching this show. It exceeded my expectations and is one of the most intriguing fantasy stories I have ever encountered. It featured a fantasy world that was inhabited by a very diverse collection of characters.

Among those characters was this mysterious elf known as Aaravos. I cross examined various aspects of the show’s lore and I believe I have a good idea of what kind of character Aaravos is. Aaravos was an archmage who mastered all six forms of magic as well as dark magic.

Strangely, whenever someone tries to read about him in books and scrolls, the pages that mention him fade away. I have seen this happen at least twice in the fantasy genre. It happens when someone is so intolerably evil that their very name and existence is banished from history. The first case was in the Inheritance Cycle where the Forsworn and their dragons had their names wiped from the history books of Alagaesia. The second case was in Game of Thrones when the 13th Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch allied himself with the White Walkers and did things that were so horrid that his name was purposely forgotten.

With Aaravos, I definitely get this powerful feeling that he is an incarnation of evil. He looks more like an unholy demon than an elf. It is clear that he was sealed in his mirror for a reason. Before the texts mentioning his name faded, I was able to translate them from Danish and Arabic languages. They mentioned that at some point in history, Aaravos gave a gift to mankind and may have fallen in love with a human woman. It is obvious that humanity did not discover the secrets of dark magic on their own, which means someone must have given them the secret. That someone must have been Aaravos.

If Aaravos had an affair with a human woman and they had children, it is possible that their descendants might be the main character Callum and Ezran. That would explain why the magic cube was passed down through their mother’s side of the family for generations. Also, it could explain why they could naturally wield magic without the assistance of dark magic or archaic stones. Aaravos could be the ancestor of both Callum and Ezran.

Once the dragons and elves of Xadia witnessed the unnatural magic humans were wielding, they banished all humans out of Xadia. As for Aaravos, I assume he was sealed in his mirror as punishment for showing humans how to wield dark magic and possibly falling in love with one of Xadia’s hated human enemies.

If this is the case, then Aaravos’s story greatly resembles the story of the titan Prometheus, who gave fire to humanity to give them even footing with the gods. For this, he was punished by Zeus by being chained to a rock and having an eagle rip out his liver day after day. The previous Dragon King was a storm dragon with power over lightning, which is a clear symbolism to Zeus. Also, according to legend, Prometheus was eventually freed by Hercules, the son of Zeus. The Dragon Prince is the son and heir of the Dragon King, which could make him the Hercules of the story and Aaravos’s ticket out of his mirror.

Overall, I get the feeling that Aaravos is an incarnation of chaotic evil. Chaotic evil is a type of evil that just wants to watch the world burn. This could be his motivation for helping Viren start a war between humanity and Xadia. I look forward to seeing how the story will unfold when the next season comes later this year.

NETFLIX REVIEW: KINGDOM

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Last night, my beloved pit bulls and I binge-watched the entire first season of Kingdom on Netflix. Kingdom takes place in medieval Korea as it experiences a zombie apocalypse. It was a very enjoyable show that was a combination between Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead. While the Korean countryside was being ravaged by the undead, the nobles were selfishly engaging in their cutthroat politics. The first season was short, but it left me craving for more. I am already eager to watch the next season and look forward how the undead will be defeated.