Mold is a biological weapon in the Resident Evil 7 storyline, formed from an E-Type individual into a particular population to control and mutate creatures.
In the Resident Evil 7 story, Mold is part of the research project of The Connections – a criminal corporation that had an affair with Albert Wesker, to create new types of BOWs that are adaptable in the legal community. Mold is not considered a virus. It is like a parasite to brainwash creatures, making them slaves to this population’s “mother” – Eveline or E-001 prototype.
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The Mold or The Mold in the Resident Evil 7 storyline is the black slime that grows in the Baker family’s home, which is why the family members become so crazy and later disappear, changed into weird living things or even monsters. The Mold was first researched in 2000 by The Connections to make biological weapons. Reports of its brainwashing effects could turn enemies into slaves, and the long development period that made for Mold is not as well known as other Umbrella viruses.
To form the Mold network, as we see in the Resident Evil 7 plot, a “mother” is needed to infect. These are called E-Type. They are created by implanting Mold cells into human embryos and then culturing them between 38 and 40 weeks of age to ensure the integration into the environment. This E-Type has female gender and the modified age of a child around 9 to 10 years old.
This E-Type has many special abilities, such as infecting Mold-like spores and brainwaves that kill the humans near it. A Mold-infected creature will have constant hallucination images of E-Type (Resident Evil 7’s storyline Eveline) with regular frequency, hear sounds such as talk, whisper, and feel. It feels like E-Type is around me (but not).
This led to the fact that infected objects became crazy, aggressive, and behave differently, like in the Baker family, who obeyed E-Type and lost control of themselves again.
When an ill person is infected with The Mold, the cells will gradually use the same nutrients in their body to nourish the cell, eventually taking control of the host. The effect of this continuous metabolism is that the host will have too high regenerative ability and resistance to physical attacks. To do this, Mold spores release a large number of enzymes throughout body networks, forcing cells to function at the breakneck frequency to treat injuries. Depending on the host, the ability of Mold works differently, as, in the Resident Evil 7 storyline, it can be seen that Jack Baker seems to be able to recreate the body more substantial than many other hosts.
Once the Mold spores have migrated to the brain, the host will begin to connect the mind directly to the E-Type mother, including the appearance of hallucinations, voices, and images from the “mother”. ” its. This destroys the sense of the host. It begins to become unreasonably aggressive, doing things that are not in the daily morality (in the Resident Evil 7 story, the Baker family is a cannibal. ), self-destruction, and ultimately loss of perception. Of course, with the side effects of Mold, the host has also enhanced all five senses. Significant mutant intelligence comes with many other strange abilities, as in the case of Mia or Baker.
The final stage is when the host takes damage so severe that its stem cells can no longer repair themselves as Baker was sliced off his upper body and Lucas was shot in the head. At this point, The Mold will begin occupying all the remaining cells, causing the host body to no longer retain the human form and start mutating into a completely different life form. We can see these final appearances appear in bosses in the Resident Evil 7 or Eveline storyline at the end of the game.
The Mold also can “revive” a dead host, almost like the T-Virus, but unlike viruses, Mold will “eat” the corpse to turn it into a new life form as a parasite, working at will. E-Type child to protect. When a corpse dies near the Mold’s nest, the spores will come forward to swallow the corpse and turn it into something called a Molder or, understandably, a human skeleton surrounded by Mold mushroom.
On rare occasions, Moldes can assemble themselves into Molder shapes without the need for corpses, which can be considered similar to Leech Man (a collection of sponges infected with T-Virus fusion) together, using human corpses as a means of transportation). Molder retains the living shape but has the Mold’s characteristic black skin, with the bone and viscous structure exposed to the outside during Mold feeding the host.
Molder’s head is pulled together when there are no eye sockets or nose. Sometimes you can also take the inner iris while its mouth is opened because it falls during Mold spores invade the body. The large, jagged mouth can extend to a great extent to grab its prey. Molder’s hands have long claws to attack or infect Mold spores on the target due to Mold spores’ dead body molded. Molder’s joints are extremely flexible because they no longer have a spine, allowing the head or limbs to extend outward.
As a corpse that was entirely eaten by Mold, Molder’s stamina surpassed that of ordinary Mold-infected humans. Their outer black mucous membranes acted as natural armor to defend or reduce concussion when under attack. Since Molder was originally a corpse and controlled it was Mold fungus, it was useless to shoot Molder in the head. All parts of Molder, from organs, body fluids to the bone structure, can be regenerated, but if the damage is beyond the level of tolerance, it will not be able to regrow and explode.
Molder’s intelligence is, sadly, inferior. They can’t even communicate with each other but only recognize non-human creatures thanks to the Mold’s senses.
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Of course, Molder also has specific characteristics, such as walking in groups and orienting through obstructing objects. Still, Molder cannot use things and meet a locked door. These monsters either choose to smash it out or maybe lose their prey.
The process of turning corpses into Molder can be prevented if someone cuts off infected parts to avoid the whole body being eaten by Mold. In the Resident Evil 7 storyline, there is also another white Molder that later Chris Redfield clashes with. They are called Fumer with more durability and perfect reproduction than Molder because this is a research product of The Connections.
The only cure for a person with a Mold infection is to use serum prepared from a body fluid sample of an E-Type, which will create a solution capable of destroying all Mold cells in the body infection. However, if the host has entered the final stage, it will not work. In the last step, when all cells are infected with Mold, serum injection is no different from destroying the body, especially when the host’s brain is also infected, almost eliminating more than cure.
In Eveline’s case, what used to kill her was Necrotoxin – a unique solution to eliminate E-Type. Just a small amount injected into the body is enough to kill immediately. But when Ethan injects this into Eveline, instead of killing, it turns her into a new life form, when the Mold cells in the human self fuse together into a unified whole.
It seems that Necrotoxin is not a toxin that affects cells, but it causes terrible painful muscles for E-Type individuals leading to anaphylactic shock and death. However, in Eveline’s case in the story of Resident Evil 7, although it also suffered terrorist pain, it accidentally caused the cells in Evelie to transform and transform into a lower life form, rather than maintain it. The human condition, according to someone, could be considered as “killing” E-Type.
However, compared to other viruses and BOWs in the Resident Evil plot, Mold does not seem as famous or attractive because it is quite similar to this part 7, which almost deviates from the whole series.