Who Created Engineers ? Origins Explained || Theories

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In today’s video, I wanna talk about a question that many people wondered which is who created engineers. Just like Shaw said, if Engineers created us, who created them?

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The first theory proposes that Engineers evolved from the black goo or the pathogen. From Alien Covenant deleted scene we learned that the black goo is an ancient form of AI that contains nanoparticles cable of evolutionary computing. This substance is also called an accelerant and poses different proprieties many of which we don’t even know yet. Since the black goo is a biological substance, in certain environments in could have produced simple organisms that eventually evolved into more complex ones until humanoid beings such as Engineers appeared.

That’s why engineers almost worshiped the pathogen and created a temple filled with pathogen ampules.
Another reason we’ve never seen the black goo producing life on it’s own is because Engineers always kept in isolation from outside world: glass ampules with the black goo were placed in solid urns.
With that being said, Engineers originated from the black goo and then worshiped this substance as the source of their existence.

But their attempts to play “god" led to their destruction and one or maybe all of the Engineer planets were contaminated.

The second theory is actually pretty crazy but it can make sense because there are quite a bit of details that can prove it. Remember this is just a theory and although it makes sense in a certain way, I’m pretty sceptical about it.
The main idea is that xenomorphs created engineers, as opposed to what most people thought. This theory contradicts to the commonly accepted assumption that every civilization or species are created by another more advanced civilizations. It doesn’t always have to be the case because in certain surcomstances, civilizations can degrade instead of always progressing.

According to this theory, Engineers did not create humans and the planet that we see at the beginning of Prometheus is the planet 4 or just another planet that Engineers wanted to seed with xenomorphs, their creators.

This theory would explain the xenomorph mural in Prometheus.
Engineers clearly worshiped this xenomorph looking organism because it created them. Xenomorph was portrayed in a crusifix form which is a way producers implied it’s devine status and there is really no other explanation for the mural, other than someone that Engineers worshiped.

David created some version of a xenomorph in Alien covenant because he used pre existing alien dna contained in the black goo. Even in the novelization David says that xenomoph eggs were already there before his arrival.

So how and why xenomorphs would create Engineers ?
Xenomorphs civilization went exstinct because of their abuse of technologies and their last attempt to survive was to create an artificial intelligence in the form of Engineers to spread their dna across the galaxy and prevent their species from dying, sounds like what humans are trying to do using androids.

For this reason they created an atrificial life form Engineers to help them survive and maintain favourable environment for their reproduction. Engineers were way smarter than xenomorphs, just like androids exceed humans in almost everything.

Abuse of technologies is one of the main themes of Alien movies so it would make perfect sense if this is what happened to xenomorphs. In fact the same thing might have destroyed engineers, since they went from wearing ropes to bio-suits merged with their bodies. And their planet might have been destroyed as a result of losing control over a technology or a bio experiment that they were conducting.
Alien movies itself are suggesting that although technological progress can offer many benefits, its abuse and extreme dependence can lead to the extinction of human race.

So Alien movies is a warning to humans that if we don’t use technology in a more responsible way, we will become bio hybrid monsters that we’re so afraid of.
Technology turning agains humans is also an important theme in alien movies, david and ash value exploration of alien life forms over human crew.
and it is shown multiple times that technology fails to protect humans.

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set the speed to 1.25 thank me later

2 years ago | [YT] | 2,249

Kyle Titterton

No. Well argued but no. Ridley Scott makes it clear that the xenomorph is and always has been a bioweapon. Any theory has to acknowledge this. I love your videos but this is a massive overeach.

1 year ago | [YT] | 138


Jokes aside, those guys look like Greek statues.

4 months ago | [YT] | 107

Zeek Zaak

I think the gym and trainer created the engineer getting ready for mr olympia 2020

8 months ago | [YT] | 72


If Engineers were really just androids, then how does the last engineer give birth to the Deacon?

1 year ago | [YT] | 18


"Engineers clearly Worship the Xenomorph Looking being"

Not necessarily. Many people speculate it is not a form of Worship, but instead a warning against misusing the Black Goo (perhaps both warning and worship). That is; Irresponsible use of the Black Goo can result in catastrophic results to its users. What little use of the Black Goo we see from the Engineers has always been controlled, almost ritualistic on screen. It lends credence to the idea that Engineers have a very rigid structure around the Black Goo and its usage.

6 months ago | [YT] | 35

Manuel Zurita

Didn't the movie say that our DNA match the engineers?

11 months ago | [YT] | 126


One thing I'll say, the engineers are buff!!!

2 months ago | [YT] | 16


Nearly fell asleep at my work desk, your voice makes me feel sleeeeeeeepy.

1 year ago | [YT] | 18

Almondo Strokes

The Xenomorph is a sort of antichrist...from the very beginning

1 year ago | [YT] | 151

John Keck

The easy answer is that Ridley Scott created the Engineers. :P

5 months ago | [YT] | 9


The question of whether the black goo was created or was it discovered, like on a planet visited by the engineers in a goo lake etc. The movie 'The Thing' dealt with a similar idea of active cells that mutates & transforms on contact with other forms of life.

4 months ago | [YT] | 9

Josh Gardner

As per option 2, thats not what I was picking up on here with the Engineers’ creator story - this is — They’re god was a benevolent, highly evolved & intelligently advanced Xenomorph species, a Queen alien; apparently, it seems that The Engineers as a species lost the ability to reproduce and going extinct, & that is when they met this angelic Xenomorph that agreed to sacrifice her life in order to genetically engineer or hybridize their DNAs together in order to save their species. It worked, at least for awhile, and the Engineers proceeded to worship the Wise Queen Xenomorph as their god, specifically worshipping the small amount of her blood they have maintained as the elixir of life; however, over time The Engineers DNA began to degrade again, and with extinction looming again they began desperate genetic engineering experiments attempting to synthesize their God’s blood and attempt to resurrect their God (in other words, the highly intelligent & benevolent ancient Xenomorph race that created them) - however Engineers could never perfect the synthesis, and the changes made accidentally to the blood’s DNA kept evolving & mutating over time into a rabid hybrid hive-minded species with no soul, controlled essentially by what the engineers would likely consider to be The Devil or the opposite of their God - A Queen xenomorph that only cares about herself and about spreading infestation & death...the bot hed Engineer experiments With xenomorph blood led to the birth of a new mutant species of xenomorph that ironically now threatens all life in the galaxy — so, it seems like a whole bunch of genetic engineering experiments gone terribly wrong and the unforeseen nightmare consequences such risky experiments could accidentally yield

3 days ago | [YT] | 2

turtle tabler

The engineer at the beginning of Prometheus looked like a buff Voldemort

2 years ago | [YT] | 91

Bongo Frenzy

Who Created Engineers ? script writers.

1 year ago | [YT] | 546

Theodoros, The Thotsbane

I think the original first xenomorph or "the Decon" was nothing like the xenomorphs we know now.

4 months ago | [YT] | 4


Uhh... Xenomorphs are VERY intelligent. They are not like dogs or cats. They can be trained, they can figure out how machines work, without only watching something a few times, they can figure out how to open a door with a button, and knew how to cut power and other things.

Just cause they don't verbally speak, and they kill humans and other animals on sight, doesn't mean they are stupid animals. Predators, the greatest hunters in the universe, hunt them in small numbers only for a reason, and always bringing backup and a plan to wipe out the planet if needed.

2 years ago | [YT] | 31

Typical person

Some things just love playing god

1 year ago | [YT] | 7


I'll bet Ridley Scott is watching this and thinking "Damn....now I have to write a new story".

2 years ago | [YT] | 673

Nero dela Cruz

I love the speed. I can keep up when I'm toasted.

9 months ago | [YT] | 5


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