Malacoda Development Materials

Record of development for the B.O.W. Malacoda.

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Malacoda Development Materials

The development of codename: Malacoda happened by pure chance.

We were infecting various species of fish with the T-Abyss virus as part of our research into marine-based B.O.W.s. By chance, one of the test subjects was contaminated with parasites.

The parasite is Gyrodactylus salaris, a small monogenean ectoparasite. When T-Abyss is used to infect the host, it not only affects the host, but the parasite as well. The unique mutations formed by the dual infections have allowed us to improve our overall B.O.W. development.

A larval Malacoda is only about 1 cm in length. Because it is so small, it can be used as a parasite to infect the host by secreting a liquid that contains the virus. The parasite mutates inside the host and matures rapidly. Perhaps the synergistic effect of the T-Abyss and the secretion causes an increase to the metabolism of the organism.

The size to which the Malacoda can develop is contingent upon the size of the host. While clinical tests have yet to be carried out, if a whale were to be used as the host, there's no limit to the size Malacoda could assume.


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Experiment Room - Laboratory Upper Level - Queen Zenobia

  • Episode 9-2 onwards. On the table in the middle of the room.