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. Marcel Rene

    Marcel RenePred 14 urami

    2:46 pls tell me u mean yellow slime organism

  2. William Thompson

    William ThompsonPred 19 urami

    one day during the intro he should say hi its me your worst nightmare


    ALIEMIR DURANPred 20 urami

    Captured? Contained? sounds like the SCP foundation i mean look at that thing and tell me the foundatoin WON'T capture it

  4. jacob augustine

    jacob augustinePred 22 urami

    woud it get a conchies

  5. Carolina Silva

    Carolina SilvaPred dnevom

    Scientist holding a vitro with a super water bug: oops Scientist holding a vitro with a variant virus on bats: oops

  6. Meg the Megalodon

    Meg the MegalodonPred dnevom

    "its right behind you" Me who has a wall behind me: IS IT THE WALL OR IN THE WALL?

  7. Meg the Megalodon

    Meg the MegalodonPred dnevom

    i think the carrion monster is a thing that was made by imagination but Markiplier says that some group of scientists found somthing that they are not supposed to find

  8. RayaGray

    RayaGrayPred dnevom

    Bro that sacred me when said my name

  9. Austin Satterfield

    Austin SatterfieldPred 2 dnevi

    Be cool to see a sequel where you go into the city and it's litterally like a horror catamari where you gain size by rolling over things, but it's like the flood from halo as you only grow from bio mass eventually eating the planet

  10. Anyoneatall

    AnyoneatallPred 5 dnevi

    1:23 no

  11. Blue Blue

    Blue BluePred 6 dnevi

    carrion deez nuts

  12. Jack Ellsworth

    Jack EllsworthPred 8 dnevi

    Thanks for showing off this game! Just finished it and I've come back to watch the episode :)

  13. zul'goth kremvh

    zul'goth kremvhPred 8 dnevi

    #thought it is most likely a B.O.W

  14. Sado Mars

    Sado MarsPred 9 dnevi

    So, it's the monster from Phantoms. Didn't need the whole video.

  15. Myu

    MyuPred 9 dnevi

    My favorite type of scientist. Who has a existential crisis 1 minute into the video

  16. Daniel Santillanes

    Daniel SantillanesPred 9 dnevi

    "Creature from unknown origin" Me an intellectual: Italian

  17. Adndgoblin

    AdndgoblinPred 10 dnevi

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

  18. Lexiis Alicea

    Lexiis AliceaPred 11 dnevi

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

  19. Guy Guyson

    Guy GuysonPred 11 dnevi

    You should shout more profanities

  20. Quantum Exia

    Quantum ExiaPred 11 dnevi

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

  21. DerpEdlerp

    DerpEdlerpPred 8 dnevi

    How does he ruin it?



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

  23. Jaeson Cochran

    Jaeson CochranPred 12 dnevi

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

  24. Noregian Tobz

    Noregian TobzPred 12 dnevi

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

  25. Wizard ish

    Wizard ishPred 14 dnevi

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

  26. White Light

    White LightPred 14 dnevi

    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)

  27. Anigeek 1246

    Anigeek 1246Pred 15 dnevi

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

  28. Sam Alma

    Sam AlmaPred 16 dnevi

    It is the wall of flesh but weaker


    DREADLORDPred 16 dnevi

    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

  30. SkyLord Gamin

    SkyLord GaminPred 17 dnevi

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

  31. Your Resident Ginger

    Your Resident GingerPred 18 dnevi

    Loved the video but the editing of the avatar was obnoxious

  32. John Gaming *killerpika8

    John Gaming *killerpika8Pred 18 dnevi

    Im surprised no one thought of the scp foundation

  33. Gina Cartmill

    Gina CartmillPred 19 dnevi

    cant kirby do that basicly

  34. BlackyPurp

    BlackyPurpPred 20 dnevi

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

  35. Alek Wales

    Alek WalesPred 21 dnevom

    *slowly takes hand off of cat*

  36. rꪖꪀᦔꪮꪑ ρꫀrsꪮꪀ

    rꪖꪀᦔꪮꪑ ρꫀrsꪮꪀPred 22 dnevi

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

  37. babybobo1231

    babybobo1231Pred 22 dnevi

    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.

  38. Konki

    KonkiPred 22 dnevi

    1:42 except human flesh :)

  39. MT Box

    MT BoxPred 23 dnevi

    I'm getting some Prototype vibes.

  40. C Ramirez

    C RamirezPred 24 dnevi

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

  41. Georgie Pig

    Georgie PigPred 24 dnevi

    Plot twist: *Carrion is an SCP story*

  42. BlackQuest

    BlackQuestPred 24 dnevi

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

  43. Andrew Pham

    Andrew PhamPred 24 dnevi

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

  44. Aubree Kennedy

    Aubree KennedyPred 26 dnevi

    0:44 - 0: 49 LOL

  45. Luigi Dreemurr

    Luigi DreemurrPred 27 dnevi

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

  46. MrCrackers

    MrCrackersPred 28 dnevi

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

  47. stargazer of the planets

    stargazer of the planetsPred 28 dnevi

    sorry to any jasons watching this

  48. planet maker 347

    planet maker 347Pred 28 dnevi

    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.

  49. Casey Miller

    Casey MillerPred 28 dnevi

    It reminds me of a Leviathan from Supernatural.

  50. xMCKx24games

    xMCKx24gamesPred 28 dnevi

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

  51. Not Important

    Not ImportantPred mesecem

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

  52. Valeriu cb

    Valeriu cbPred mesecem

    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

  53. Kevin Morris

    Kevin MorrisPred mesecem

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

  54. EG Spectre

    EG SpectrePred mesecem

    I’m playing carrion while watching this

  55. snail man

    snail manPred mesecem

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

  56. Of The Clean

    Of The CleanPred mesecem

    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.

  57. Lucas Godinho

    Lucas GodinhoPred mesecem

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

  58. Seb Tube

    Seb TubePred mesecem

    Carrion 2: What's The Monster

  59. Ariana Vicente

    Ariana VicentePred mesecem

    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.

  60. DarthSquid2

    DarthSquid2Pred mesecem

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

  61. Carson B Dot

    Carson B DotPred mesecem

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

  62. TheZombie61

    TheZombie61Pred mesecem

    I don't like this guy

  63. Святослав Бугров

    Святослав БугровPred mesecem

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

  64. Zeldaboy

    ZeldaboyPred mesecem

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

  65. Speedy Raudúlfell

    Speedy RaudúlfellPred mesecem

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

  66. habib netflix

    habib netflixPred mesecem

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

  67. Archer Dan

    Archer DanPred mesecem

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

  68. laurin johnson

    laurin johnsonPred mesecem

    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

  69. Harley England

    Harley EnglandPred mesecem

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

  70. Harley England

    Harley EnglandPred mesecem

    I always thought it was Carnage or something

  71. Coll

    CollPred mesecem

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

  72. ALexandeer SomeRando

    ALexandeer SomeRandoPred mesecem

    I actually learned a lot from this about dna and stuff

  73. just some random internet dude

    just some random internet dudePred mesecem

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

  74. Martin Ferreira

    Martin FerreiraPred mesecem

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

  75. habbomirror 123

    habbomirror 123Pred mesecem

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

  76. Midasu Kamui

    Midasu KamuiPred mesecem

    Isn't it obviously Carnage?

  77. FriedBrilliant69

    FriedBrilliant69Pred mesecem

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

  78. Jyori Ru

    Jyori RuPred mesecem

    As someone named Jason, my body went cold.

  79. Rob Schneider

    Rob SchneiderPred mesecem

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

  80. Lane Ard

    Lane ArdPred mesecem

    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.

  81. Jay Hobbs

    Jay HobbsPred mesecem

    Kinda creeped out that's my name

  82. Chaos Machinator

    Chaos MachinatorPred mesecem

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

  83. Chaos Machinator

    Chaos MachinatorPred mesecem

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

  84. ZGuy0fSci

    ZGuy0fSciPred mesecem

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

  85. ZGuy0fSci

    ZGuy0fSciPred mesecem

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

  86. Gerald Yeager

    Gerald YeagerPred mesecem

    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.

  87. TRUEN3SS 9003

    TRUEN3SS 9003Pred mesecem

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

  88. Christopher Columbus MLKJ

    Christopher Columbus MLKJPred mesecem

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

  89. Cardinal

    CardinalPred mesecem

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

  90. No One

    No OnePred mesecem

    I hate hearing this guy's voice

  91. eli klein

    eli kleinPred mesecem

    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.

  92. LBNO

    LBNOPred mesecem

    Beautiful game very glad it got a video

  93. Great content

    Great contentPred mesecem

    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

  94. Jesus loves you

    Jesus loves youPred mesecem

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

  95. Mothlean

    MothleanPred mesecem

    Carnage simulator

  96. Annie Chandler

    Annie ChandlerPred mesecem

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

  97. Annie Chandler

    Annie ChandlerPred mesecem

    Orrrr not

  98. Ethan McCallister

    Ethan McCallisterPred mesecem

    “La-BOR-atory” okay Dexter

  99. Isaiah Bender

    Isaiah BenderPred mesecem

    Carrions monster is just Kirby’s insides.

  100. 999sailhatan

    999sailhatanPred mesecem

    There is blc for the game

  101. William Smith

    William SmithPred mesecem

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

  102. *.Shooting Star.*

    *.Shooting Star.*Pred mesecem

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

  103. Moeimeal Drafish

    Moeimeal DrafishPred mesecem

    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

  104. Raven Twilight

    Raven TwilightPred mesecem

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