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. Anyoneatall


    Tunti sitten

    1:23 no

  2. Blue Blue

    Blue Blue

    Päivä sitten

    carrion deez nuts

  3. Jack Ellsworth

    Jack Ellsworth

    3 päivää sitten

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

  4. zul'goth kremvh

    zul'goth kremvh

    3 päivää sitten

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

  5. Sado Mars

    Sado Mars

    4 päivää sitten

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

  6. Myu


    4 päivää sitten

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

  7. Daniel Santillanes

    Daniel Santillanes

    4 päivää sitten

    "Creature from unknown origin" Me an intellectual: Italian

  8. Adndgoblin


    5 päivää sitten

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

  9. Lexiis Alicea

    Lexiis Alicea

    6 päivää sitten

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

  10. Guy Guyson

    Guy Guyson

    6 päivää sitten

    You should shout more profanities

  11. Quantum Exia

    Quantum Exia

    6 päivää sitten

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

    • DerpEdlerp


      3 päivää sitten

      How does he ruin it?



    6 päivää sitten

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

  13. Jaeson Cochran

    Jaeson Cochran

    7 päivää sitten

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

  14. Noregian Tobz

    Noregian Tobz

    8 päivää sitten

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

  15. Wizard ish

    Wizard ish

    9 päivää sitten

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

  16. White Light

    White Light

    9 päivää sitten

    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)

  17. Anigeek 1246

    Anigeek 1246

    10 päivää sitten

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

  18. Sam Alma

    Sam Alma

    11 päivää sitten

    It is the wall of flesh but weaker



    11 päivää sitten

    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

  20. SkyLord Gamin

    SkyLord Gamin

    12 päivää sitten

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

  21. Your Resident Ginger

    Your Resident Ginger

    13 päivää sitten

    Loved the video but the editing of the avatar was obnoxious

  22. John Gaming *killerpika8

    John Gaming *killerpika8

    13 päivää sitten

    Im surprised no one thought of the scp foundation

  23. Gina Cartmill

    Gina Cartmill

    14 päivää sitten

    cant kirby do that basicly

  24. BlackyPurp


    15 päivää sitten

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

  25. Alek Wales

    Alek Wales

    16 päivää sitten

    *slowly takes hand off of cat*

  26. rꪖꪀᦔꪮꪑ ρꫀrsꪮꪀ

    rꪖꪀᦔꪮꪑ ρꫀrsꪮꪀ

    17 päivää sitten

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

  27. babybobo1231


    17 päivää sitten

    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.

  28. Konki


    17 päivää sitten

    1:42 except human flesh :)

  29. MT Box

    MT Box

    18 päivää sitten

    I'm getting some Prototype vibes.

  30. C Ramirez

    C Ramirez

    19 päivää sitten

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

  31. Georgie Pig

    Georgie Pig

    19 päivää sitten

    Plot twist: *Carrion is an SCP story*

  32. BlackQuest


    19 päivää sitten

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

  33. Andrew Pham

    Andrew Pham

    19 päivää sitten

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

  34. Aubree Kennedy

    Aubree Kennedy

    21 päivä sitten

    0:44 - 0: 49 LOL

  35. Luigi Dreemurr

    Luigi Dreemurr

    22 päivää sitten

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

  36. MrCrackers


    23 päivää sitten

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

  37. stargazer of the planets

    stargazer of the planets

    23 päivää sitten

    sorry to any jasons watching this

  38. planet maker 347

    planet maker 347

    23 päivää sitten

    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.

  39. Casey Miller

    Casey Miller

    23 päivää sitten

    It reminds me of a Leviathan from Supernatural.

  40. xMCKx24games


    23 päivää sitten

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

  41. Not Important (psykosis)

    Not Important (psykosis)

    25 päivää sitten

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

  42. Valeriu cb

    Valeriu cb

    25 päivää sitten

    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

  43. Kevin Morris

    Kevin Morris

    26 päivää sitten

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

  44. EG Spectre

    EG Spectre

    26 päivää sitten

    I’m playing carrion while watching this

  45. snail man

    snail man

    27 päivää sitten

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

  46. Of The Clean

    Of The Clean

    27 päivää sitten

    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.

  47. Lucas Godinho

    Lucas Godinho

    28 päivää sitten

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

  48. Seb Tube

    Seb Tube

    28 päivää sitten

    Carrion 2: What's The Monster

  49. Ariana Vicente

    Ariana Vicente

    29 päivää sitten

    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.

  50. DarthSquid2


    Uukausi sitten

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

  51. Carson B Dot

    Carson B Dot

    Uukausi sitten

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

  52. TheZombie61


    Uukausi sitten

    I don't like this guy

  53. Святослав Бугров

    Святослав Бугров

    Uukausi sitten

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

  54. Zeldaboy


    Uukausi sitten

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

  55. Speedy Raudúlfell

    Speedy Raudúlfell

    Uukausi sitten

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

  56. habib netflix

    habib netflix

    Uukausi sitten

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

  57. Archer Dan

    Archer Dan

    Uukausi sitten

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

  58. laurin johnson

    laurin johnson

    Uukausi sitten

    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

  59. Harley England

    Harley England

    Uukausi sitten

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

  60. Harley England

    Harley England

    Uukausi sitten

    I always thought it was Carnage or something

  61. Coll


    Uukausi sitten

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

  62. ALexandeer SomeRando

    ALexandeer SomeRando

    Uukausi sitten

    I actually learned a lot from this about dna and stuff

  63. just some random internet dude

    just some random internet dude

    Uukausi sitten

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

  64. Martin Ferreira

    Martin Ferreira

    Uukausi sitten

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

  65. habbomirror 123

    habbomirror 123

    Uukausi sitten

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

  66. Midasu Kamui

    Midasu Kamui

    Uukausi sitten

    Isn't it obviously Carnage?

  67. FriedBrilliant69


    Uukausi sitten

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

  68. Jyori Ru

    Jyori Ru

    Uukausi sitten

    As someone named Jason, my body went cold.

  69. Rob Schneider

    Rob Schneider

    Uukausi sitten

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

  70. Lane Ard

    Lane Ard

    Uukausi sitten

    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.

  71. Jay Hobbs

    Jay Hobbs

    Uukausi sitten

    Kinda creeped out that's my name

  72. Chaos Machinator

    Chaos Machinator

    Uukausi sitten

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

    • Chaos Machinator

      Chaos Machinator

      Uukausi sitten

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

  73. ZGuy0fSci


    Uukausi sitten

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

  74. ZGuy0fSci


    Uukausi sitten

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

  75. Gerald Yeager

    Gerald Yeager

    Uukausi sitten

    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.

  76. TRUEN3SS 9003

    TRUEN3SS 9003

    Uukausi sitten

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

  77. Christopher Columbus MLKJ

    Christopher Columbus MLKJ

    Uukausi sitten

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

  78. Cardinal


    Uukausi sitten

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

  79. No One

    No One

    Uukausi sitten

    I hate hearing this guy's voice

  80. eli klein

    eli klein

    Uukausi sitten

    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.

  81. LBNO


    Uukausi sitten

    Beautiful game very glad it got a video

  82. Great content

    Great content

    Uukausi sitten

    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

  83. Jesus loves you

    Jesus loves you

    Uukausi sitten

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

  84. Mothlean


    Uukausi sitten

    Carnage simulator

  85. Annie Chandler

    Annie Chandler

    Uukausi sitten

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

    • Annie Chandler

      Annie Chandler

      Uukausi sitten

      Orrrr not

  86. Ethan McCallister

    Ethan McCallister

    Uukausi sitten

    “La-BOR-atory” okay Dexter

  87. Isaiah Bender

    Isaiah Bender

    Uukausi sitten

    Carrions monster is just Kirby’s insides.

  88. 999sailhatan


    Uukausi sitten

    There is blc for the game

    • William Smith

      William Smith

      Uukausi sitten

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

  89. *.Shooting Star.*

    *.Shooting Star.*

    Uukausi sitten

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

  90. Moeimeal Drafish

    Moeimeal Drafish

    Uukausi sitten

    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

  91. Raven Twilight

    Raven Twilight

    Uukausi sitten

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

  92. Jimmy Boxley

    Jimmy Boxley

    Uukausi sitten

    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!

  93. deet fer

    deet fer

    Uukausi sitten

    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

  94. Lawrence Calablaster

    Lawrence Calablaster

    Uukausi sitten

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

  95. Lawrence Calablaster

    Lawrence Calablaster

    Uukausi sitten

    I like Austin’s mispronunciations of scientific names.

  96. Monke High Command TF2

    Monke High Command TF2

    Uukausi sitten

    Can give comic link?

  97. Temlate


    Uukausi sitten

    Whats the Carrion Comic name?

  98. Tiny Cacodemon

    Tiny Cacodemon

    Uukausi sitten

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

  99. viktor garaj

    viktor garaj

    Uukausi sitten

    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

  100. Rivaldy


    Uukausi sitten

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