Sunday, March 10, 2013

Villain Spotlight: The Brood.

I've always been a huge fan of the Aliens franchise. I loved the first two movies, kinda liked the 3rd, and even thought the first Aliens vs Predators movie wasn't that bad. Despite the numerous amount of comic crossovers Aliens and Predators have had they never had a crossover with Marvel. Personally, like I said on here before, I'd love it if they did. In the mean time Marvel has the next best thing, the Brood.

The Brood are clearly meant as analogues for the Xenomorphs from the Aliens movies. The have a similar look and even breed in a similar way. When the Brood implant an egg in a host organism, it hatches and actually transforms the host into a Brood. The newly transformed Brood has Brood knowledge passed down through a hive mind as well as the knowledge and memories of it's host. Also when a super powered being is transformed the new Brood possesses it's super powers. The most odd example of this was when Ghost Rider was transformed into a Brood.
He got better thanks to a combination of his supernatural abilities and some telepathic assistance from the X-men Psylocke. Most Brood, while somewhat intelligent are incredibly violent and beholden to the good of their hive. One Brood however was born different. He was called Broo and was a peaceful, highly intelligent vegetarian and was attending the Jean Grey School for Gifted Youngsters. Unfortunately he recently suffered brain damage and his more beastly and violent now. Hopefully he recovers because I always thought he was an interesting character. I wish we would see more of the Brood they're a pretty cool threat and outside of the X-books are extremely underused.

No comments:

Post a Comment