All Evolved and Runners are made of some sort of organic metal.That could explain their immense durability and how they weigh a lot.
Alex Mercer is a long lost relative of Desmond.Mercer has a preference to wearing (imitating) clothes with a hood, he is a master class parkourist, he is a master of infiltration, and even the Blackwatch troops usually fail to recognize him lest he does something high profile. The Templar must be pissing their pants right now.
9/11 was only half successful in this universe.There is a place that LOOKS like ground zero... with one tower (the spire one) and another one being built (or, should I say, rebuilt) in the game.
Dr. Challus Mercer from Dead Space is related to Alex Mercer the originalApart from the surname, both of them are involved in research to turn normal people into monsters. Maybe Alex left a secured log that would be found and decrypted a long time later by a distant descendant The Hunter regenerator is merely a stepping stone in Challus's attempt to recreate the powers of Alex Mercer the player character. It would be... fascinating if the True Final Boss of the Dead Space sequel was a Captain Ersatz of Alex Mercer the player character. Oh wait, crap.
The Blacklight Virus was created by Umbrella.
Two more strains of the Blacklight Virus were used on the Toguro Bothers
Prototype 2 will feature Alex Mercer versus an army of homicidal cyborgs and robots powered by nanomachines.The Infected were kind of taken as far as they would go in the first game. Also, Prototype usually refers to a machine rather than a biological entity. Also, a Robot War is the only thing that could possibly challenge Alex at this point, since he'd be unable to feed on them to gain health. Also, since he's not such a maniac at the end of the game, letting him constantly eat random passer-by would be kind of a Snap Back, so the solution is obviously to have them all replaced by killer robots. Cyborgs would also be able to get the drop on Alex, pretending to be regular humans until they bust out the giant freaking laser beams and missiles.
Alternatively for Prototype 2: AliensJeeze, when you've got a character as powerful as Alex, the only things that would slow him down are Sufficiently Advanced Aliens and a cross between the Terminator and Mecha Godzilla.
Cole MacGrath from inFAMOUS is PariahWith the theory that Alex Mercer is the Beast, why not? They don't tell you about Cole's past. He could be a 'recovering amnesiac' and not know of his past as a test subject who somehow escapes. And since he stopped using his naturally born abilities due to it, they began to wither away (apart from the ones that can't be explained by electricity, perhaps, such as his enhanced endurance and impact falling), before getting a jump-start via the Ray Sphere, or in Kessler's case, figuring them out at some point (explains how he got his abilities in the future). The main problem with the theory is that from what has been seen, the virus' abilities have been biological. But since Pariah was suppose to be the 'next step', electricity may well be Humanity's next evolution!
The Supreme Hunter is the parasite that was injected into Mercer by Cross.Theory formed by the Web of Intrigue piece from Dr. Jared Cooper. In it, Cooper talks to Cross about the parasite injected. He claims "we're supposed to be stopping these things, not manufacturing new ones!" The final scene is the Supreme Hunter standing over Mercer. This also explains why the Supreme Hunter is not only intelligent, but able to shapeshift and use quite a few of Alex's attacks. It's also a good degree more human-looking than the rest of the Hunters. Too close for coincidence in my eyes.
Alex Mercer has an organic quantum storage device.Otherwise, where does he keep all of that body mass? In fact, with all the mass you've devoured even after the first mutant fight, you should be able to create any possible form he could think of.
The game is actually an FPS in which you play as the bossThink about it. It's pretty much a straightforward apocalypse scenario shooter, only the twist is that you get to be the horribly difficult recurring big bad of the game.
CUSTOMARY NGE THEORY INCOMING: Mercer And Greene Are AngelsLet's see the check list: 1. Eldritch Abomination: A horrifying voice from Beyond says "Check." 2. The Juggernaut when it comes to non-Angel based weapons: Walks in, mildly sunburned. 3. Bizarre Biology: Tentacle slides out and gives visual approximation of thumbs up. My theory is that Blacklight is in fact a culture of cells from Adam, which still remain somewhat sentient. As a result, the transformation of Greene was actually them realizing they had found a suitable host for transformation into a humanoid Angel like Tabris. After possessing her, she then gained the ability to created pseudo-Angels in the form of the Infected-the reason they have a Hive Mind is that they're really just one big Angel. When Mercer-the human one-enhanced the culture to make them more powerful, he really caused the original Angel to become two. The new Angel/cell colony tried to possess him but only succeeded in making him drop the vial. However, by that point, they had become powerful enough to mimic his form, as well as a human mind. They-or rather, he-then was driven by instinct to destroy the "weaker" Angel-the Infected. He succeeded, and then went on to his true purpose at the end of the game-finding Adam's body. Where does the original cast of the series fit in? They don't. It's an Alternate Universe in which the Second Impact wasn't nearly as bad as in NGE.
At some point while rampaging around the City, Alex accidentally absorbed the powers of The Prince of All CosmosDoesn't his people-eating powers make him look like some kind of corpse-katamari? (He doesn't get any bigger because of his Hyperactive Metabolism.)
Semi-obligatory Warhammer 40,000 theory: It's not on our earth but a facsimile created by Chaos.Alex has the Tzeentchian shapeshifting, the Khornate martial prowess, and the Nurglite virus thing. Slaanesh... may fit in there somewhere. So he's a prototype for some Chaos super-warrior meant to be superior even to Chaos Space Marines, but the ending shows he's not quite willing to go along. If there's anyone with the slightest shadow of a chance of Punching The Big Four Out, it may be Alex with the power of lots (and lots and lots) of consumed (greater) daemon (prince)s.
Cross is PariahCross repeatedly shows that he can fight on even terms with Alex, yet is presented as a normal human (albeit with years of military training and the best equipment the military can give him), which seems a stretch, given that Alex could easily crush normal humans with 1 or 2 blows, regardless of armour (Alex can crush tanks, what makes the military think any kind of personnel armour would stand a chance?). However, if Cross is Pariah, it explains a) what happened to Pariah: Blackwatch kept him and raised him as a son b) how Cross is capable of fighting Alex on even terms (he's got a similar virus boosting his abilities) and c) Cross becoming the Supreme Hunter: during Cross's last stand, his Redlight powers awaken, and starts fighting like Alex to survive. However, consuming that many Infected causes Cross to connect to the Redlight hivemind, and he fills in the blanks as to his past and what Blackwatch did to his mother, thus causing him to betray Blackwatch, and willingly consume the Supreme Hunter (or possibly let himself be consumed by the Supreme Hunter, though it seems unlikely that Elizabeth would let her only son be consumed by the Supreme Hunter).
The Final Boss of Prototype 2 will turn out to be DanaMaybe Dana was too horrified by Alex's true nature or found out that he wasn't really her brother, and decided to work with the government against him. Or maybe she was infected in the first game and so has joined forces with Pariah to fight Alex. Either way, Alex will be forced to kill Dana, the only person he ever really cared about in his existence. The loss and betrayal of his Morality Chain will lead to Alex's true Start of Darkness. Then he will embark on a path of destruction across the globe that, in one timeline, claimed Cole Macgrath's wife which will lead him to become Kessler, and cause people to name Alex The Beast.
Alternative Warhammer 40,000 Theory: Blacklight is a Tyranid organism.We know that the virus itself is sentient, and it works in hives. Its only discernable desire is to consume. It creates horrifying biological nightmares with lots of claws and tentacles. It can assimilate human DNA to shape new organisms. This all fits the criteria for a Tyranid attack, but one more subtle than even genestealer cults, which may have been involved as well. The virus itself is Tyranid, and the original Alex Mercer was a genestealer hybrid who intentionally awakened Blacklight because he sensed an incoming Hive-Fleet. The "Alex Mercer" you play as is in fact a Synapse creature, controlling and directing the virus' infection of the world-the virus itself exists simply to have the world ready for immediate consumption by the Hive-Fleet upon arrival, without bothering with open warfare. Hives form Capillary Towers, the planetary biomass is absorbed, and the Hive-Fleet moves on.
Alex becomes New York's superheroAdmittedly a horribly destructive and violent one. But after realizing how much he cares about Manhattan, he uses his powers to take down organized crime and the like.
Blacklight contains Spiral Power or a corrupted version thereof.Tendril Barrage Devastator looks really like the Giga Drill Maximum. The Whipfist's grabbing action is reminiscent of that time Simon and Yoko took Gurren Lagann
Alex is the original BydoBoth are manmade Creatures of Mass Destruction produced from human tissue, with the ability to corrupt their surroundings, against which the only useful weapon are modified versions of themselves. The original data must have been used as a basis for developing a Planet Killer some time after the events of the game.
Alex will take control of the remaining infectedIt seems pretty clear to me that the Blacklight infected have some sort of hivemind given Elizabeth's ability to control them, and with Alex being the only Blacklight creature with anything resembling intelligence left, it follows that the remaining infected might look to him for some sort of purpose. With the Dana plot thread left hanging, chances are good that she's been infected as well, so that would provide a good hook for Alex to want to take the infected under his wing.
Blacklight is SeedThe only real difference between Alex and a Deadman is the blood transfusions (and even that isn't such a big difference - Alex still needs biomass, after all).
After the game, Alex learns from some of his acquired memories that the next highest ranking man at Blackwatch is one General Shepherd and ends up rucking it with the 75th Ranger Regiment searching for him.Copy / Pasted shamelessly from the Modern Warfare WMG page: Okay, so there's a government conspiracy afoot, right? Shepherd was secretly involved in the BLACKLIGHT project as well as his own scheme. When he went to recruit Allen, Mercer snuck in and consumed Corporal Dunn, proceeding to infiltrate the Ranger battallion in hopes of getting to Shepherd. Unfortunately, they Rangers were transferred back to Virginia shortly before the Russians attacked, so Mercer, still trying to maintain his cover, played the role of Dunn. Think about it, how many times have you seen Dunn take enough bullets to kill you twenty times over, and still get up? Immediately at the start of Second Sun, he takes a bullet to the shoulder and isn't impaired in the slightest. As for why he doesn't just use a devastator or start tearing Tanks apart barehanded, since the events of Prototype, he's trying to be focused more on the "heroic", less on the "sociopath" part of being a Heroic Sociopath, and doesn't want to needlessly slaughter the Rangers (Let's assume Dunn was part of Black Watch before transferring to the Rangers, so he had it coming).
The personalities of the people Alex consumes continue to exist inside his head.The thousands of people he's consumed are all aware and capable of communicating with each other, and Alex, who hears them as a sort of endless Inner Monologue he can't control. No particular reason other than it would be really cool.
The sequel will star a new Runner: Dana, with Alex serving as your boss.This would bypass Alex's current Physical God status, letting us control a Runner starting from the basics like Alex was in the first stages of the game and thus make fighting the military/infected an actual challenge.
In the sequel Alex (or alternate player character) will have a Bio-Gun.Seriously, who hasn't though how cool it would be to shift one of your arms into an organic cannon, firing bio-mass (possibly draining health) or taking the bio-mass of living enemies and using that as ammo. Did someone say Civilian Cannon?
Prototype is a Marvel AUSpecifically, this is an altverse origin story for Venom, as he develops from murdering sociopath to Anti-Hero of New-York. Alex shares many properties and powers with Venom, shape-shifting, Combat Tentacles and strongly associated with the color black. The Supreme Hunter is Carnage, sharing several of his powers, being born from a piece of his flesh, and having a red theme to contrast his black.
The virus was based off of DNA found in a fossilized alien crash site in Antarctica.Body Horror, Paranoia Fuel, Voluntary Shapeshifting, enough said, right?
The Prototype Sequel Will Take Place in Las VegasMakes sense, the place has plenty of cool looking buildings that light up well. The surrounding deserts can justify the army's ability to enforce a quarantine by artillery strike. But the main reason would be to deploy this image◊ to maximum effect.
The random blonde killed in the cinematic was Karen Parker.This is the PG-rated version of a theory I found on deviantART.
The Guards aren't actually all that crazy...Okay, so the random Marine and Blackwatch mooks seem not to notice the player character clearing buildings in a single bound, running at cheetah speed, etc, but do seem to notice when he grabs someone/attacks/or has his blade/claws out; nor do they recognize Alex without a disguise, even though he's been (correctly) known as the terrorist behind the outbreak. My theory is that this isn't due to them not noticing the other stuff, but because they don't want Mercer noticing them. Think about it, if he runs past them, leaps over a wall, then continues forward, then those soldiers are the luckiest bastards in Manhattan at the time; they escaped Mercer's wrath. Shooting at him would only piss him off, chances are they'd be dead before backup arrives. So therefore, the Guards do notice all the crazy hyperparkour, however, they don't want to open fire (unless Alex is so flagrantly using his powers that it's clear he's going to kill them anyways), hoping that he'll just ignore them.
Average citizens know Alex isn't the one to be afraid of.Sure, he can (and, depending on the player, does) absorb and eat anyone he wants, most of the time the average citizen sees him destroying Hives, obliterating hordes of Infected, and single-handedly absorbing beasts that would eat them as a snack. While they are naturally still afraid of him, they don't think he's in the area to ruin them.
In the Next Game The Military Will Have A Do Not Engage Protocol For Alex MercerSending in troops just gives him food and guns. Sending in Tanks just lets him hijack a tank. Sending in Air Support just lets him fly around in a gunship. So if there is a sequel, the military will adopt a policy of not attacking Alex unless he attacks first. Even then, they will try to run. This will result in the crew of tanks abandoning it the moment he jumps on top of the tank, and helicopter pilots ejecting out so he doesn't kill them, with humorous dialogue. Pilot: "You want it, it's all yours!"
Mercer is an AssassinHe has insane acrobatic skills, guards ignore him until it gets violent, and he changes into other guys like the guys in Brotherhood's multiplayer. Need I say more?
In the sequel Alex will lose all his powers after being in an hibernation stateAfter Manhattan events Mercer will go into a near coma state to know himself, loosing most of his powers but getting into a tabula rasa to learn new ones, getting a new default look (It's also the most acceptable way to get a fresh beginning for the game I can think of). I imagine a large forgotten underground bunker, in the deepest chamber, a small room contains a human sized flesh egg sustained by tendrils firmly attached to the walls, inside just a biomass, a slow almost unheard beating. Several years passed and finally a crack appears, but nothing comes out, instead the whole egg starts getting form, a human form, hands, hair and even clothes take form from the mass, something stands out where the egg was, sometime called Zeus, called Blacklight, called Alex Mercer. Not human, less than human, more than human, its objective unknown, its past a merge of things, its present....survive. (I should write a fanfic with it)
The World is an Alternate DC UniverseAnd Alex is Superman. Take a look at another alternate DCU, and tell me you don't see the similarities.
The new player-character will be a cyborg created by the military.Come on, by this point, Alex Mercer is a frakking GOD. The military (Or blackwatch) would probably have to do a simple "Fight fire with fire" policy, by making a cyborg to fight him that runs off humans. The upgrades would be you being literally taking apart by the military and having new stuff added. Plus, you could pretend to be human by just switching to non-lasers and metal oh my mode. Come on, you'd play it. And plus, Alex Mercer could be running around whatever new city or county or maybe country in real time, and you could try to stop him!
Cross isn't dead.I am calling this one right now, since I don't see them throwing away a character so casually after taking so long to build him up. For one, we don't SEE him get consumed in the cutscene, which as mentioned in the Karen Parker issue seems highly suspicious indeed, though slightly less so than the aforementioned example. Secondly, we don't know how powerful consuming is or at least how far it can go. Do you have to eat the entire person in order to impersonate them, uniform and all? Could it work with just a hand or other disposable body part? And Cross may be mortal, but he IS still Dangerously Genre Savvy. In Prototype 2, he will be back sans one natural arm (which he cut off in a Randellesque attempt to escape) and more dangerous than ever.
The Blacklight Virus is related to Cthulhu.It will devour all of humanity. Just not all at once.
Prototype takes place in the world of the Cthulhu Mythos.
To Glide, Mercer....
This is a Prototype2-teaserI mean, what else should this be?
Alex Mercer will be a decoy villain in Prototype 2
There will be a shocking twist for James HellerJust look at what the twist for Alex Mercer was in the first game. Something about the new guy isn't going to be what we are initally told.
James Heller IS Alex Mercer
James Heller IS a part of Alex Mercer
James Heller didn't exist as a person, but as a melting pot of soldiers Alex absorbed in the first game.
Alex is a Time Lord.Because someone had to say it!
An earlier attempt at releasing was tried in Hawaii...and thwarted.
Prototype exists in a universe that has superheroes.It explains why, when Alex is leaping over buildings, Marines say "Fucking New York!". They've probably seen footage of Spiderman, Peter Petrelli, or any other New York-based superhero. As for why said superheroes never show up, they're either dead or in hiding.
Heller will ally with Mercer at the end of the sequel.
If there is a third game, PARIAH will be the main character.Because, why not? Also, spoilers ahoy. I think it would be fun to play as a Creepy Child. I think he also sounds more like a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds to me so maybe the plot will be centered on him trying to escape where ever Blackwatch is holding him to either a) find his Mother b)Find Alex Mercer because he killed his mother/Alex is looking for him/some other reason, c)To find out what the hell is going or d) Find Dana Mercer if she turns out to be a runner. There is also the whole dealing with infected everyone/everything you touch but it'd be cool if you could command small armies of infected or use a hunter as transportation. Maybe there'll be new infected even!
The main villain will be Alex Mercer.No, not that Mercer. The original Mad Scientist Mercer survived, and in the end Heller and Virus Mercer will team up to take him down for good.
Karen would be appearing in Prototype 2 as an ally to James Heller and Blacklight-Alex.However, the latter would still be angry at her for betraying him even if it's possible that Blackwatch forced her to do it. Later, she makes a Heroic Sacrifice when a virus monster is about to eat Alex, prompting a Tear Jerker scene of him finally forgiving her for betraying him, and she knows that it isn't Alex forgiving her, but the virus.
Heller will kill Dana Mercer in Prototype 2Three probable ways this could happen:
The Supreme Hunter survived Mercer's attack on the USS Reagan and will return in the sequelThe giant monster featured at the end of the first Prototype 2 trailer certainly looks a lot like him, doesn't it? And If Mercer can rebuild himself From a Single Cell after a nuclear blast, then the Supreme Hunter can probably recover from a bunch of stabs and cuts given that it's on a ship full of people to consume. It even has aircraft the Supreme Hunter could use to get back to New York.
PARIAH is the reincarnated Alex Mercer.Think about it: after he is shot to death by Blackwatch and the virus took on his form, Elizabeth Greene has managed to get a sample of his blood and inject it herself.
Heller will team up with Alex in the middle of the game.Maybe while fighting, he'll find out that whom he is fighting against isn't really Alex, but it's the virus who begins to have a conscience.
The sequel will end with Heller performing a Heroic Sacrifice.He doesn't want to live anymore now that he has avenged his family. As a result, he blows himself up with the virus, so that New York City is a safe place again.
Alex will still be playable in Prototype 2The game will be split into two campaigns, one is Heller, the other Mercer:
PARIAH is Hulk.Well, the main personality of his is being an immature child who destroys stuff, and he is responsible for Leader, Abomination, She Hulk, Red Hulk, A-Bomb, and Red She Hulk.
Dana will become a runner in Prototype 2.Elizabeth Greene said that "she's with us now", Dana will become a monster just like her brother is.
The entire game is a Dying Dream.After the real Alex Mercer unleashes the virus at Penn Station and died there, he is placed in a dream as punishment for his actions. All the characters in the game represents his conscience for redemption.
Mercer infected Heller for a specific purpose.Mercer, by the end of the game, wouldn't want to cause the kind of damage involved in a Redlight/Blacklight outbreak without a damn good reason. One possibility is that Blackwatch has yet to be exposed, and he started another infection event to bring Blackwatch's indiscretions to light. Another is that PARIAH is still at large, and that Mercer is doing this to draw it out, using Heller as a decoy while he closes in on it.
Heller is a Villain ProtagonistPeople keep mentioning how Alex infected Heller, and how he's had a Heel-Face Turn, but in the trailer for Prototype 2 it never mentions that Alex was the one who infected him or that he was the one who released it. I mean, why would he? We saw that Virus-Alex cares for Manhatten and wants the stop the virus. The answer is: He didn't. The trailer specifically said that Heller wanted to die and Alex didn't let him, what he means is Alex stopped the infection, Heller didn't get the chance to die and now wants to kill Alex for it. So how do you kill an Elderith Abomination like Alex? You even the playing field, it was Heller who re-released the virus, not Alex, and turned himself into a runner so he could kill Alex. Alex has likely been using his powers for good since the end of the last game.
Mercer infected Heller for a damn good reason.Heller complains that Mercer didn't let him die. Perhaps Mercer discovered him dying and decided to infect him to save his life. Unfortunately for Alex, he saved a Death Seeker.
If there is a third game, Alex Mercer will be a playable character.This game will be a prequel, and I'm talking about the real Alex who is a sociopathic monster. The storyline will start from his rise to Gentek to his death by Blackwatch in Penn Station.
McMullen is a G-Man.It is possible because he knew everything about Alex Mercer by just manipulating him into making the virus. On the top of that, he even knew his disguise as a soldier.
ZEUS pulled a legitimate villain turnWith so many theories about Alex faking the evulz, I figure somebody should put forth a couple as to why he actually might be the villain of the sequel. First might be a not-entirely unfounded disdain for humanity. From the moment he woke at the morgue, people have tried to kill and manipulate him; the list of people he can trust is pretty much nonexistent. He intimidated Ragland into helping him out. He trusted Karen Parker, and all he got in return was a sentient cancer parasite. The person who stood best to humanize ZEUS was Dana, who is understandably not in any position to help him. Making things worse is the fact that he's flipping nuts. Really, ZEUS was not a nice guy; he was the lesser of three evils. Even assuming he wasn't merrily slashing his way through civilians like players were, look at who he's been consuming to get information on the Web of Intrigue; members of Blackwatch and Gentek researchers. Having them in his head would likely give him a dim view of humanity. Add on to the fact he has Greene and Randall in his head. Both were involved with the virus from the beginning; and both likely have very divergent views, which both believed were the one true version of events. Having them both in his head can't exactly bode well for his long-term mental health. Finally, there's the fact that he is the personification of a horrific death virus. As much as he might regret that fact, he knows that he was designed to be a deadly plague, nothing more or less. So directionless, having no one to trust, with a head full of enough crazy for a small country, and the knowledge that he's nothing more than a mad scientist's successful attempt to make a deadly plague even deadlier, and it's not that hard to believe that at some point within the fourteen months between Prototype and Prototype 2, he reached a Despair Event Horizon/Eventually lost his marbles from everything/Decided "screw it, Being Good Sucks"/What have you. With that accomplished, what does Alex decide to do? Why, the same thing any viral abomination would. Raise an army of infected monstrosities, and take over the world, of course!
If there is a third game, James Heller would be the playable character.This is between the two games showing how he fights in wars, he has to leave his wife and daughter for a war from the overseas.
The ending of Prototype 2 will be the death of Alex and HellerThe final mission would be the boss fight between Alex and Heller fighting against the real Alex Mercer, the creator of the Blacklight Virus and the one who unleashed it to New York. The first part will be the real Alex using his much more powerful virus powers. After being defeated, the second part will be him doing an One-Winged Angel as he transforms into the giant monster virus. Being outmatched, Virus Alex has to have Heller be absorb so that he could be more powerful. Being a Death Seeker for a long time, he allows that, and Virus Alex gains the power of tendrils and Biobomb ability. He faces his creator and wins. Unfortunately, because the real Alex could get more powerful in each defeat, Virus Alex self-destructs himself to kill him, bringing peace to New York City.
There are three campaigns in Prototype 2.The third and final campaign will be Alex and Heller realizing that their fight triggers the presence of PARIAH, Elizabeth Greene's son, trying not only to avenge her death by the former, but also to rule the world. The two would have to team up for this.
Blacklight has not pulled a full face heel turn.When Blacklight regenerated at the end of the first game, part of it split off and reformed a seperate body, giving Blacklight its first Hive Mind. Blacklight, realising the potential in this orchestrated a massive plan involving the virus spreading beyond New York to draw out Pariah while Heller keeps it from becoming to wide spread. In order to save her life, Ragland infects Dana with a different strain of Blacklight which ultimately strengthens her, making her the "cure" to the Redlight Virus. Blacklight will spread the cure, Heller makes peace with Blacklight realising why he did what he did, Pariah will be killed by being infected with a specialised parasite created by Ragland from Dana's blood. Prototype 3 will feature a Supreme Hunter type Big Bad which was caused by the Cure and Pariah coming into contact. The End of the World as We Know It.
The Blacklight Virus is based on the Alpha Worm.Body Horror? Check. Giant monsters? Check. Carriers? Check.
Prototype 3 will be about Dana.After hearing news of her brother's death, she woke up from her coma to investigate it.
Predictions for Prototype 2.
If there is a third game will be about a new virus and stopping a new military force.Somehow, some scientist of Gentek stole a sample of the Blacklight Virus after the aftermath of the second game and turned it much more deadlier than 10x. That scientist ended up infecting himself with it before he allows himself to be shot to death by the military. However, he returns to life trying to stop a new military force worse than Blackwatch.
The third game will be about a new virus trying to be a hero.Going with the WMG above, he will do favors for everyone in New York, gaining him popularity.
James Heller is PARIAH.You see, his fate is unknown during the first game. It is assumed that he is adopted by the Heller family and is named James. He grows up to be a happy adult with a wife and daughter until he lost them to the infection. When he becomes infected by Alex, it reawakened his memories of what he is and his mission: to destroy Alex Mercer for not only the death of his adopted family, but also the death of his mother, Elizabeth Greene.
There will be two endings for Prototype 2.Based from the theory above, "Alex will still be playable in Prototype 2":
Alex is a Death Seeker.Has been in the sequel, and maybe that's the reason he becomes a Rogue Protagonist.
James Heller will be a Decoy Protagonist for Prototype 2.The real protagonist is Alex Mercer, despite of becoming a Rogue Protagonist. I get the feeling he infected Heller just to make him strong enough to absorb him.
Heller will take control of the Infected.I don't see why not. He's a soldier by any chance, so what?
Alex will be playable near the end of Prototype 2.Near the end, James has defeated Alex, but he gets absorbed by him. As a result, Alex is playable for the remainder of the game, gaining the tendrils and bio-bomb.
Heller really is a Prototype.Specifically, Alex is trying to alter all of humanity into becoming something like him, and is using Heller as a Prototype. He's probably doing it so humanity can survive PARIAH, or the infection in general.
Alex is a Well-Intentioned Extremist in Prototype 2.I just have my reason of why he becomes the villain. It turns out he wanted humanity to keep on living.
Alex infected Heller to become powerful.Maybe the boss fight with him is to test out his powers if it succeeds his. Once that is done, he absorbs him, finally becoming more powerful than ever.
If there is a third game, it would be about a female virus.In two games, we play male viruses, so why not try a female one? It's possible it could be Dana or any other female.
Elizabeth Greene's absorption by Alex is all part of her plan.As far as I believe, she wanted Alex to absorb her, and thanks to that, she will take control of his body during Prototype 2.
The ending of Prototype 2 will be a Genocide Backfire.It would be about James finally reconciled with Alex and team up into destroying the remnants of the Blacklight Virus being unleashed in New York City.
James Heller is the protagonist all along.Playing as Alex Mercer in the first game would be the background. It should have started with a normal man having a normal life until his life falls apart by something. For James' case, it's the death of his wife and daughter. As for his origins of his powers, he joined Blackwatch to fight the virus, but it's because he wanted to die. However, Alex infected him with the Blacklight Virus, giving him the powers he has.
Heller is a manifestation of Mercer's conscience.He is created representing his sign of doing good deeds since he's a soldier fighting for a cause. He will disapprove of his actions of spreading the infection.
Heller is going to be much worse than ZEUS.Okay, Zeus started out with the moral fiber of a sociopath, and gradually developed some empathy, and care for humans, despite bieng the manifestation of a horrible killer virus. So you can somewhat excuse his horrible actions. Heller on the other hand is a human to begin with. How are you going to excuse his eating 9000 innocent people a day?
Heller will kill Zeus.I mean straight up, dead and gone. Consume him with no chance of coming back. And then he'll find out it was some horrible mistake.
PARIAH will become The Antichrist.His fate is unknown during the first game, so I've been thinking about this theory. It's possible he escaped from Blackwatch by using charisma on a soldier to let him out and infect the other soldiers. If he ever shows himself to New York, he would appear as an attractive boy with good publicity and leads everyone into following him, resulting in their deaths by infection.
Prototype 3 would be Alex vs. Alex.If the real Alex comes back as a virus being, it's a possibility.
Heller will unknowingly spread the virus around New York.He has the power of tendrils, right? What if this is the power used to spread the virus even more, even beyond New York Zero?
PARIAH will be raised in Kinderheim 511.He's already an Enfant Terrible when he's captured by the military. If it's possible, he'll be worse than Johan.
Alex Mercer was once an orphan for Kinderheim 511.Have you noticed he is evil while his sister Dana is good? After he decided to go foster care, he is placed through various orphanages and one of them is a military-theme designed to turn children into heartless monsters.
The ending of Prototype 2 will be "The End of the World as We Know It" kind.Alex's plan is to spread the virus beyond New York Zero, right? Well, it looks like James has unknowingly have the power to spread the virus even further in his adventures rather than just stop it. Way to go, James.
The events of the first game is a book written by Dana Mercer.Curious about her brother, she has decided to write down everything he does in the whole game. Well, Ragland will help her finish it when she is comatose thanks to Elizabeth Greene.
Heller had a history with Mercer before the infection.I wonder, two researchers working together on the Blacklight Virus? Soldiers from a war? I don't know.
BLACKWATCH was created by the SCP Foundation.you know its plausible.
While hunting Mercer, Heller will have an Amnesiac Dissonance.Stay with me, people. Based on some theories, "Heller will kill Zeus" and "Heller will be worse than Zeus", it's possible there are some hidden secrets that Heller may be oblivious of.
PARIAH is Damien Thorn.His mother is Elizabeth Greene, but his father is not shown or reveal. Maybe his father is Satan, having impregnated Greene before the infection. This makes PARIAH not only get his virus powers, but also the power of being The Antichrist, explaining the glowing eyes in a Web of Intrigue.
The Blacklight Virus is created by the Chimera.It's their backup plan in case they fail.
The Agent is a prototype for the Supersoldier.Related to the above WMG. At the end of the game the Agent is an absolute hulk who can clear buildings in a single leap. Qualities similar to those possessed by the Blackwatch Supersoldiers, who are the only human (well, humanoid) mooks who can rival Alex Mercer's abilities. Like the Supersoldier, though, the Agent still isn't quite a match for Mercer. He can't run along vertical surfaces, for one thing...
Prototype is the sequel of darkSector.Alex Mercer and Hayden Tenno are one and the same.
If Alex is also the protagonist of Prototype 2, then he's a Supporting Protagonist.It focuses more on Heller...
The events of the second game is a book written by Alex Mercer.To keep track of Heller's progress before confronting him directly.
Heller will be better than Mercer.Stay with me. He is a human, right? A human with virus powers. His motives are happen to be more heroic, despite of the killings he has to do with the innocents. If he stays on the right track, he's better than Mercer.
The Blacklight Virus has a similar case to Mitochondria Eve.Somehow, before his death by Blackwatch, Alex has transferred his files about his work to Dr. Hans Klamp. He has instructed him to infect someone with the virus to a perfect and that is Maya Breda. The next instruction is to implant donors to two individuals who will carry on the infection if Maya dies: Aya and Melissa.
Meaningful Name: Blackwatch.
Alex Mercer is a prototype of a T-1000.The release of the Blacklight Virus by him before his death by Blackwatch has created this time loop: the entire world is taken over by the virus. One of the T-1000s attacked the resistance, but John Connor has managed to contain it. Thinking it might be useful, he has reprogrammed the T-1000 and model him to be like Alex to stop the threat. He did serve his purpose in the end of the first game, but with no purpose in the second game, he goes back to the original programming: spread the virus.
Alex Mercer was actually a Carnage-style symbiote that was killed/poisoned/mutated when its host was exposed to the Blacklight Virus.
Prototype is a Deconstruction of superhero video games.I got this idea from playing this game. Judging the way this game goes, it's different from all superhero genres; the superhero you've been playing all this time is an Eldritch Abomination who attempts to reclaim his memories and revenge. However, the thing is he kills people to get what he wants; he absorbs them and took on their forms to get to that person.
The Mercer bloodline is cursed to suffer great misfortunes.Let's start with their father; he's not shown, presumed it's a Parental Abandonment. Then their mother, who only appears in Alex's life before another abandonment. Alex himself is only a pawn for Blackwatch and gets murdered by them, but not before he unleashed the Blacklight Virus. Dana, on the other hand, is one big sufferer by the hands of anyone, including Blackwatch and Elizabeth Greene.
Ragland did something to Dana when Alex assigned him to watch over her.And the sequel would reveal what that is.
The Blacklight Virus is a descendant of The Darkness.Well, an ordinary virus can't just have superhuman abilities. There must be a source of it.
The Blacklight Virus has the power to resurrect the dead.
If Heller fights PARIAH, he won't enjoy it one bit.Even discounting the fact that many people would feel revulsion at having to kill a kid, Heller used to have a young daughter. Having to kill PARIAH may even make him realize that he and Alex are Not So Different after all.
Karen Parker was working for the FBI.Considering how evil Blackwatch is, it's not possible for the FBI to take an interest in it. They need to get someone who is evil but can easily blackmailed with information about how to be involved with that evil military. After the release of the Blacklight Virus, they want to know why Blackwatch's involvement in it's creation so Karen pulls strings with them to get Alex to work with her and hopefully let something slip up. Because of the wire, the FBI finds out about Alex is really the Blacklight Virus and made her sell out Alex as part of a gambit to get him to pin Blackwatch.
The virus causes claustrophobiaWhy are so many people outside when they should be at home? Because early virus infection causes them to feel trapped indoors, making them leave their homes to wander about and infect more people. It also causes brain damage as represented by the artificial stupidity.
Cross is somehow related to BatmanThey're both extremely powerful but not superpowered individuals, who use high tech equipment and their wits to destroy their enemies. If he isn't a blood relative, I think cross was trained by Batman.
The Alex Mercer who injected Heller isn't our (anti) hero......but Pariah himself, taking the form of Alex Mercer for his own convenience, possibly to turn Heller into something similar to Mercerlight, so he can do...whatever Blacklight is afraid Pariah was going to do by coming into contact with Mercerlight. Alternately, Alex had split off the part of his gestalt personality that remained from the original Alex Mercer. He tried to kill it via dumping it in the ocean, but it didn't stay dead. This separate Alex is the one fought in Prototype 2.
PARIAH becomes The Ancient EnemyMaybe PARIAH evolves in this in a near future...
Somewhere inside Alex there is a pile of radios he ate along with their owners but couldn't digest.He uses them one by one to get that military radio feed and spits them out once the battery is drained.
Heller is actually Alex's good side.Because the next DLC promises a Mercer skin.
Prototype 2 isn't canonIt seems more like a tie-in or Alternate-Universe story than a sequel, as the feel to it is extremely different from that of the original, and the Virus has been claimed only to take female runners, only making an exception for Alex and PARIAH, so they obviously dropped a lot of details. Otherwise, Heller's just a Mary-Sue in a convoluted fanfiction.