The Secret Horror Behind Carrion's Monster | The SCIENCE of... Carrion

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What's more fun than playing as a monster bent on eating humanity? Well, not much, but today Austin is going to try to top it! The monster you play in Carrion is often assumed to be an alien brought into this facility. Yet, there are many gruesome hints throughout the game that may prove we have all been too quick with our guesses. That's right, the origins of this monster are much more Earthly... and much more horrible. Take it away, Austin!

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  1. normal pink panda 1185

    normal pink panda 11852 klukkustundum síðan

    Sorry dude would play it but I got nothing to play it on.

  2. Lexiis Alicea

    Lexiis Alicea13 klukkustundum síðan

    "OMG im so old and im gonna die soon".... i feel you

  3. Guy Guyson

    Guy Guyson15 klukkustundum síðan

    You should shout more profanities

  4. Quantum Exia

    Quantum Exia18 klukkustundum síðan

    Damn I wanted to watch a theory on this game but its from Austin the autistic and its ruined.

  5. Gacha Laroche

    Gacha LarocheDegi Síðan síðan

    Bro I wanted to play the game but it's 14$ and I don't have steam money

  6. Jaeson Cochran

    Jaeson Cochran2 dögum síðan

    I'm sitting at my desk, and when he said my name I got scared.

  7. Noregian Tobz

    Noregian Tobz2 dögum síðan

    So it is basically like a flood from the halo franchise, but originated from earth?

  8. Wizard ish

    Wizard ish4 dögum síðan

    It is not an alien, and in fact came from our very planet HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

  9. White Light

    White Light4 dögum síðan

    The amusing thing with this is that now that it has assimilated human DNA it will maybe just live a normal life, after all if it was growing on the first place it was because he had only instincts but now he can also think and feel complex emotions thanks to the human DNA so why would he just put himself in danger by revealing that he's a monster when instead he can just eat discretely some humans that no one cares about for money and after that live like a human (a lot like in the anime Parasite)

  10. Anigeek 1246

    Anigeek 12464 dögum síðan

    If the thing learns, then hopefully it doesn’t get to the R34 people, because it can learn some pretty weird tentacle stuff.

  11. Sam Alma

    Sam Alma5 dögum síðan

    It is the wall of flesh but weaker


    DREADLORD6 dögum síðan

    Wait if you search up the meaning of carrion it says stands for decaying flesh with harmful bacteria maybe the bacteria in the flesh evolved and thats why is red and everywhere it goes its spreading Blood its decaying flesh WITH A BRAIN

  13. SkyLord Gamin

    SkyLord Gamin7 dögum síðan

    "I AM SO OLD" Is it okay if I ask your age? I just wanna know.

  14. Your Resident Ginger

    Your Resident Ginger7 dögum síðan

    Loved the video but the editing of the avatar was obnoxious

  15. John Gaming *killerpika8

    John Gaming *killerpika87 dögum síðan

    Im surprised no one thought of the scp foundation

  16. Gina Cartmill

    Gina Cartmill8 dögum síðan

    cant kirby do that basicly

  17. BlackyPurp

    BlackyPurp10 dögum síðan

    i was so shook @14:35 when he just said my name xD

  18. Alek Wales

    Alek Wales11 dögum síðan

    *slowly takes hand off of cat*

  19. rꪖꪀᦔꪮꪑ ρꫀrsꪮꪀ

    rꪖꪀᦔꪮꪑ ρꫀrsꪮꪀ11 dögum síðan

    “If I got bird DNA and absorbed it I wouldn’t grow wings.” 7 year old me: *cries.*

  20. babybobo1231

    babybobo123111 dögum síðan

    Well considering this thing is based on... The Thing. And several other Lovecraftian entities. Antediluvian and cyclopean were common descriptors used by lovecraft in his stories.

  21. Konki

    Konki12 dögum síðan

    1:42 except human flesh :)

  22. MT Box

    MT Box13 dögum síðan

    I'm getting some Prototype vibes.

  23. C Ramirez

    C Ramirez13 dögum síðan

    Why does this creature remind me of Madcap, the deadpool antagonist?

  24. Georgie Pig

    Georgie Pig13 dögum síðan

    Plot twist: *Carrion is an SCP story*

  25. BlackQuest

    BlackQuest13 dögum síðan

    14:34 This is even more spooky when my name is Jason

  26. Andrew Pham

    Andrew Pham14 dögum síðan

    The berserk page comparably serve because candle kelly slap given a direful fender. pretty, complete language

  27. Aubree Kennedy

    Aubree Kennedy16 dögum síðan

    0:44 - 0: 49 LOL

  28. Luigi Dreemurr

    Luigi Dreemurr17 dögum síðan

    Sorta impressed it didn't start with "Dear Nintendo" as it threw me off. Nice to see you Austen!

  29. MrCrackers

    MrCrackers17 dögum síðan

    “Dna isnt like a gameboy cartridge” Amibas: am i a joke to you

  30. stargazer of the planets

    stargazer of the planets18 dögum síðan

    sorry to any jasons watching this

  31. planet maker 347

    planet maker 34718 dögum síðan

    ive got a good one, explain how much energy the slayers crucible outputs(its hotter than planck temperature and none of that heat is irradiated into the environment)in one second.

  32. Casey Miller

    Casey Miller18 dögum síðan

    It reminds me of a Leviathan from Supernatural.

  33. xMCKx24games

    xMCKx24games18 dögum síðan

    Could it be related to the giant squid in Puget Sound???

  34. Not Important

    Not Important19 dögum síðan

    Wow....the title interested me, and you bored me right the hell out of it in less than 5're boring.

  35. Valeriu cb

    Valeriu cb20 dögum síðan

    I saw this video on release , stopped around the first minute mark since game seemed interesting and I thought I'd play it before watching the video , exams struck and a few months later with the game finally complete I shall watch the video XD , ty Austin for sharing this wonderful game :3

  36. Kevin Morris

    Kevin Morris20 dögum síðan

    I saw the footage and immediately thought of The Thing from the John Carpenter movie.

  37. EG Spectre

    EG Spectre20 dögum síðan

    I’m playing carrion while watching this

  38. snail man

    snail man21 degi síðan síðan

    i'm drinking a 1905 cola and it's making my teeth clean for some reason :\

  39. Of The Clean

    Of The Clean22 dögum síðan

    Theoretically, the monster could exist. Heat release could be more efficient in that monster. Based on what you said with the amazing species of fish, and the zombie fungus, who knows where evolution could take it? One thing to note is that the setting of this game takes place in "Frontier-Wastelands". That signifies a dystopian setting, and is probably taking place in the future. That signifies that human technology AND evolution could have developed many things. So in the future, I think this thing could exist.

  40. Lucas Godinho

    Lucas Godinho22 dögum síðan

    I'm a biologist and I was about to start my experimentations with rotifers but I just whatched your video and gave up

  41. Seb Tube

    Seb Tube23 dögum síðan

    Carrion 2: What's The Monster

  42. Ariana Vicente

    Ariana Vicente24 dögum síðan

    I'm surprised he got stuck on the keratin thing - even humans can have conditions that cause them to produce excess keratin. Doesn't seem like too much of a stretch to have a mutation that can produce it on demand.

  43. DarthSquid2

    DarthSquid224 dögum síðan

    Wish I could get my hands on a copy of AVP2...

  44. Carson B Dot

    Carson B Dot24 dögum síðan

    For people named Jason, sorry for the scare around the end

  45. TheZombie61

    TheZombie6126 dögum síðan

    I don't like this guy

  46. Святослав Бугров

    Святослав Бугров26 dögum síðan

    could someone drop a link or at least the name of the comic?

  47. Zeldaboy

    Zeldaboy26 dögum síðan

    No worries. I also remember playing AVP 2 in college with friends. I only ever played as the Xenomorphs.

  48. Speedy Raudúlfell

    Speedy Raudúlfell26 dögum síðan

    Austin: If someone just gave me bird wing DNA, I wouldn't just grow bird wings. James Patterson: Hold my beer.

  49. habib netflix

    habib netflix27 dögum síðan

    The fallacious unit coherently cure because criminal architecturally balance barring a obedient statistic. wakeful, abstracted tuba

  50. Archer Dan

    Archer Dan27 dögum síðan

    I’m disappointed...the scientific name wasn’t italicized and has improper capitalization

  51. laurin johnson

    laurin johnson28 dögum síðan

    the start of every the science video Austin saying nonsense then having an existential crisis and then calming down and finally talking about the science

  52. Harley England

    Harley England28 dögum síðan

    Wait so it gains what it eats? Is this the flood?

  53. Harley England

    Harley England28 dögum síðan

    I always thought it was Carnage or something

  54. Coll

    Coll28 dögum síðan

    *anyone mentions tentacles* *anime girl in a mile radius: I better run*

  55. ALexandeer SomeRando

    ALexandeer SomeRando29 dögum síðan

    I actually learned a lot from this about dna and stuff

  56. just some random internet dude

    just some random internet dude29 dögum síðan

    bacteria: lives on land some random algae: hippity hoppity your DNA is now my property

  57. Martin Ferreira

    Martin Ferreira29 dögum síðan

    20 buck == cheap ?? damn in my country that would cost like 35 bucks

  58. habbomirror 123

    habbomirror 123Mánuði síðan

    meanwhile i never thought it was an alien in the first place

  59. Midasu Kamui

    Midasu KamuiMánuði síðan

    Isn't it obviously Carnage?

  60. FriedBrilliant69

    FriedBrilliant69Mánuði síðan

    I haven't watch the video yet so my guess it's a mutated tumor... Edit: Looks like I'm wrong...

  61. Jyori Ru

    Jyori RuMánuði síðan

    As someone named Jason, my body went cold.

  62. Rob Schneider

    Rob SchneiderMánuði síðan

    Carrion is one of the most thoroughly enjoyable games I've played in recent memory; good to see it getting some spotlight here.

  63. Lane Ard

    Lane ArdMánuði síðan

    Let It Be Known, At The End Of Carrion, When You Get The Final Power, The Biomass Bunches Together Into A Human, The Same Looking Human As You Play As In The Flashbacks, I Assume At The Beginning, Your Playing As A Blob Of That Human After An Expirement Gone Wrong.

  64. Jay Hobbs

    Jay HobbsMánuði síðan

    Kinda creeped out that's my name

  65. Chaos Machinator

    Chaos MachinatorMánuði síðan

    I feel like it's probably the monster from The Thing, or at least inspired by it.

  66. Chaos Machinator

    Chaos MachinatorMánuði síðan

    Btw, John Carpenter's The Thing freaking rules... I feel like this theorist needs to watch it. :) Thank me later!

  67. ZGuy0fSci

    ZGuy0fSciMánuði síðan

    also... "Grey Goo." Who really can say. It would be interesting to see the next step of things. (or red-goo in this case?)

  68. ZGuy0fSci

    ZGuy0fSciMánuði síðan

    "The Game with everything to love in it........................ except an active or ongoing map."

  69. Gerald Yeager

    Gerald YeagerMánuði síðan

    Absorbs genetic memory from its prey, desire to escape, military & secret organization. Hmm🤔 that sounds like Prototype. Also it looks like Eric from the SCP containment breach.

  70. TRUEN3SS 9003

    TRUEN3SS 9003Mánuði síðan

    2:17 You're right Austin! If the planet is still intact, you lose in Metroid. It must be blown to bits.

  71. Christopher Columbus MLKJ

    Christopher Columbus MLKJMánuði síðan

    01:09 I would play it but I need to pay for it

  72. Cardinal

    CardinalMánuði síðan

    You're not a really smart guy, aren't you?

  73. No One

    No OneMánuði síðan

    I hate hearing this guy's voice

  74. eli klein

    eli kleinMánuði síðan

    I mean, you could make something that is a swarm of smaller insect like things that hatch in an exponential growth model, the new generations would have the genetic "modules"... then just introduce some sort of central control, and like a half-hive, half-living skin suit... I'm just going to stop.

  75. LBNO

    LBNOMánuði síðan

    Beautiful game very glad it got a video

  76. Great content

    Great contentMánuði síðan

    monster with an unknown origin trying to escape a lab that looks like nothing on earth, well you dint have to make a video friend because its clearly a secret SCP game

  77. Jesus loves you

    Jesus loves youMánuði síðan

    4:36 dang it he got me. i turned around

  78. Mothlean

    MothleanMánuði síðan

    Carnage simulator

  79. Annie Chandler

    Annie ChandlerMánuði síðan

    2:43 I'm going to call deep sea creature , they all look like they're from hell

  80. Annie Chandler

    Annie ChandlerMánuði síðan

    Orrrr not

  81. Ethan McCallister

    Ethan McCallisterMánuði síðan

    “La-BOR-atory” okay Dexter

  82. Isaiah Bender

    Isaiah BenderMánuði síðan

    Carrions monster is just Kirby’s insides.

  83. 999sailhatan

    999sailhatanMánuði síðan

    There is blc for the game

  84. William Smith

    William SmithMánuði síðan

    I don't think it is canon though, just a holiday special

  85. *.Shooting Star.*

    *.Shooting Star.*Mánuði síðan

    Ya see i woud love to play it but im pretty damn broke Right nowwww

  86. Moeimeal Drafish

    Moeimeal DrafishMánuði síðan

    Why i thinks its a alien If you found something on your planet and you have the ability to travel to other planets you should send it there for research so if it does break loose it takes over that planet not yours and in the sence were they find it it looks like in the middle east of northern Africa so if you believe the fact that the piramids were made by aliens then this could be on

  87. Raven Twilight

    Raven TwilightMánuði síðan

    Austin: I am so old I'm going to die soon! Great my existential crisis is back

  88. Jimmy Boxley

    Jimmy BoxleyMánuði síðan

    Austin!!! Always loved you, and this doesn't change! I played the game, I found that softlock!!! I didn't know of anything else about it, then happened upon this video. Thanks for making this vid, such a wonderfully small world!

  89. deet fer

    deet ferMánuði síðan

    has anyone seen a videogame called prototype? prototype is a game where a viral disease escapes, infests Manhattan, etc. etc.. the interesting thing though is that the protagonist, who basically the virus taken a human form, can consume and copy different abilities from enemies, similar to this, as well as memories, and transforms in a very similar way. it is also created by a science lab, and experimented on, which leads the the viral breakout. look it up, and yall will see how similar they are

  90. Lawrence Calablaster

    Lawrence CalablasterMánuði síðan

    I invented a monster like this, but I haven’t figured out the “growth & heat” problem yet.

  91. Lawrence Calablaster

    Lawrence CalablasterMánuði síðan

    I like Austin’s mispronunciations of scientific names.

  92. Monke High Command TF2

    Monke High Command TF2Mánuði síðan

    Can give comic link?

  93. Temlate

    TemlateMánuði síðan

    Whats the Carrion Comic name?

  94. Tiny Cacodemon

    Tiny CacodemonMánuði síðan

    I like to think carrion is a species and there are multiple Creatures and there are many in facilities under ground

  95. viktor garaj

    viktor garajMánuði síðan

    it aint not a alien its a BIO mass of some type of tissue maybe humans but i tryed making a thing like that well it turned out that it was alive i made it from human DNA and other animal DNA making a creepy mass that kept on growing until i went to prison because of it ive waited in prison 20 years

  96. Rivaldy

    RivaldyMánuði síðan

    *H E N T A C L E T E N T A I*

  97. Alan Tennant

    Alan TennantMánuði síðan

    I bet the rotifers often diminish themselves by sticking in a bit of alien DNA at random, image a coder doing this, sometimes it works but often it just breaks stuff. Also viruses have given humans random bits of other organisms DNA before.

  98. The Grand Crosser

    The Grand CrosserMánuði síðan

    "Or maybe to make biologicial weapons." Technically humans are biological weapons.

  99. Ty Mckenzie

    Ty MckenzieMánuði síðan

    your making me becoming a monster i MUST EAT STEEL THERE DNA AND GROW AND evolve I NEED biomass

  100. Dinn Bismarck

    Dinn BismarckMánuði síðan

    He completely glossed over the moss and ruins part, as he was assuming this game takes place in the same time period as us. I feel like the game's world was already overrun and the monster eventually starved out from having eaten like 90% of life. Then like 2000 years later after humanity recovered, the company finds this old ruin and takes all of the tech and samples and say that they made it. Which kind of explains why they are still using helicopter drones and simple mechs as well as much more advanced tech like antigravity attack drones and forcefields, as well as those guards that you can't eat but still spout blood when you kill them which i can only assume are cyborgs. Anyway just my headcannon...

  101. guns are fun

    guns are funMánuði síðan

    how did i go from watching friday night funkin to this

  102. Joseph Suarez

    Joseph SuarezMánuði síðan

    Not gonna lie when I played this it never crossed my mind that the carrion was supposed to be alien

  103. Julianjared DelPoso

    Julianjared DelPosoMánuði síðan

    its like us but with extra powers its if it gets too big and gets too hot itll just learn how to transfer heat then with a burning tentacle who knows what it can do