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[[WMG: ''Annihilation'' is set in the same universe as the following...]]

- ''Jurassic Park'' Trilogy (1993 - 2001)

- ''Tales From The Crypt Presents Demon Knight'' (1995)

- ''Harry Potter'' Film Series (2001 - 2011)

- ''Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them'' (2016)

- ''Deathwatch'' (2002)

- ''LOST'' (2004 - 2010)

- ''King Kong'' (2005)

- ''Cloverfield'' (2008)

- ''Transformers Prime'' and ''Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising'' (2010 - 2013)

- ''Super 8'' (2011)

- ''Let Me In'' (2010)


[[WMG: The Shimmer is a rogue splinter of the Shard of Cultivation from the Cosmere that hasnít fully developed sentience yet.]]

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[[WMG: The Shimmer is a rogue splinter of the Shard of Cultivation from the Cosmere ''[[Literature/TheCosmere Cosmere]]'' that hasnít fully developed sentience yet.]]

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[[WMG: The Shimmer is a rogue splinter of the Shard of Cultivation from the Cosmere that hasnít fully developed sentience yet.]]
The Shimmer is pretty much exactly what youíd expect to happen if a very large splinter of Cultivation that lacked a full mind of its own invested itself into a region. Everything growing and changing unpredictably, sometimes good, sometimes bad, sometimes neither. Different traits being selected for/against at huge rates, things randomly transforming into and between one another. Cultivation to a tee.


Fiction is full of occasions where someone tries to understand an EldritchAbomination or some other great unknowable force and winds up [[GoMadFromTheRevelation going mad from the attempt]]. Logically, however, if they have BlueAndOrangeMorality and are completely unknowable to us, odds are are we would be equally alien and strange to those creatures. When Lena and the Humanoid are in the room together, it seems very much like the humanoid is trying to learn about her and humanity, until it finally copies not just Lena's general body but her face... and as soon as it does so it stops, and basically commits suicide, with minimal help from Lena. The Shimmer tried to learn how to truly understand and see through the eyes of beings completely different from it... and was totally broken by the effort.

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Fiction is full of occasions where someone tries to understand an EldritchAbomination or some other great unknowable force and winds up [[GoMadFromTheRevelation going mad from the attempt]]. Logically, however, if they have BlueAndOrangeMorality and are completely unknowable to us, odds are are we would be equally alien and strange to those creatures. When Lena and the Humanoid are in the room together, it seems very much like the humanoid is trying to learn about her and humanity, until it finally copies not just Lena's general body but her face... and as soon as it does so it stops, and basically commits suicide, with minimal help from Lena. The Shimmer tried to learn how to truly understand and see through the eyes of beings completely different from it... and was totally broken by the effort.effort.

[[WMG: The Fractal/meteor/shimmer/whatever isn't a ''being'' so much as an alien piece of ''hardware''.]]
Think about it. It has no ''desire'' to endlessly reflect and mix-and-match the world around it, it just ''does''. It has no desires ''at all''. This makes little sense if it's supposed to be a creature or person, but it would be expected if it was a ''computer'' that was ''programmed'' to do all this. Google Chrome has no ''desire'' to show me tropes or cat videos, it just ''does'' , since that's what it was made to do. As for why it was built to do this? Maybe it was part of some randomization device like one of those predictive keyboard apps or the Pokemon fusion generator. It was probably launched to Earth by pure accident


This is where the Yu family business first came across the Typhon aliens; they are going to capture more and analyze them, thus making ''Annihilation'' a [[SteathSequel Stealth Prequel]] to ''Prey''.

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This is where the Yu family business first came across the Typhon aliens; they are going to capture more and analyze them, thus making ''Annihilation'' a [[SteathSequel [[StealthSequel Stealth Prequel]] to ''Prey''.


This is where the Yu family business first came across the Typhon aliens; they are going to capture more, analyze them, and then ''Prey '' will happen.

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This is where the Yu family business first came across the Typhon aliens; they are going to capture more, more and analyze them, and then ''Prey '' will happen.
thus making ''Annihilation'' a [[SteathSequel Stealth Prequel]] to ''Prey''.


Secondly, Unicron is the "Chaos Bringer", and after crashing on Earth, the alien begins "chaotically" moving DNA around and combining it with other DNA to create entirely new beings. Unicron was shown to be able to do something slightly similar in ''Film/TransformersTheMovie'', where he reformatted Megatron and several other Decepticons to serve as his minions.

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Secondly, Unicron is the "Chaos Bringer", and after crashing on Earth, the alien begins "chaotically" moving DNA around and combining it with other DNA to create entirely new beings. Unicron was shown to be able to do something slightly similar in ''Film/TransformersTheMovie'', ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'', where he reformatted Megatron and several other Decepticons to serve as his minions.


Conclusion: The Mal and the Shimmer are either the same or a similar anomaly.

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Conclusion: The Mal and the Shimmer are either the same or a similar anomaly.anomaly.

[[WMG: The humanoid at the end goes insane trying to understand humans]]
Fiction is full of occasions where someone tries to understand an EldritchAbomination or some other great unknowable force and winds up [[GoMadFromTheRevelation going mad from the attempt]]. Logically, however, if they have BlueAndOrangeMorality and are completely unknowable to us, odds are are we would be equally alien and strange to those creatures. When Lena and the Humanoid are in the room together, it seems very much like the humanoid is trying to learn about her and humanity, until it finally copies not just Lena's general body but her face... and as soon as it does so it stops, and basically commits suicide, with minimal help from Lena. The Shimmer tried to learn how to truly understand and see through the eyes of beings completely different from it... and was totally broken by the effort.


[[WMG: The meteor was a fragment of a daemon world, and the shimmer is the spreading influence of [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 Tzeentch flavored Chaos.]]]]

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[[WMG: The meteor was a fragment of a daemon world, and the shimmer Shimmer is the spreading influence of [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 Tzeentch flavored Chaos.]]]]



[[WMG: The meteor was the Descolada virus from [[Literature/ChildrenOfTheMind Ender's game]]]]
In children of the mind, we learn that the Descoladores http://enderverse.wikia.com/wiki/Descoladores are a species of aliens that communicate through genetic modification. Though we never see them, they appear to send out the Descolada virus to other planets, including Lusitania. Maybe this is what it looks like before a planet can fully adapt to the Descolada. Since, in Children of The mind, we see the planet thousands of years after it became infected with the Descolada. Also the species the Descolada created are similar to what we saw in the movie, people morphing into trees, just like the pequeninos had on Lusitania.

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[[WMG: The meteor was the Descolada virus from [[Literature/ChildrenOfTheMind ''[[Literature/ChildrenOfTheMind Ender's game]]]]
Game]]''.]]
In children ''Children of the mind, Mind'', we learn that the Descoladores http://enderverse.[[http://enderverse.wikia.com/wiki/Descoladores Descoladores]] are a species of aliens that communicate through genetic modification. Though we never see them, they appear to send out the Descolada virus to other planets, including Lusitania. Maybe this is what it looks like before a planet can fully adapt to the Descolada. Since, in Children ''Children of The mind, the Mind'', we see the planet thousands of years after it became infected with the Descolada. Also the species the Descolada created are similar to what we saw in the movie, people morphing into trees, just like the pequeninos had on Lusitania.



[[WMG: The shimmer is the beginning of the [[Literature/TheSickLand The Sick Land]]]]
The shimmer and the Mal as described in the sick land both have a lot in common.

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[[WMG: The shimmer Shimmer is the beginning of the [[Literature/TheSickLand The Sick Land]]]]
The shimmer Shimmer and the Mal as described in the sick land Sick Land both have a lot in common.



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*** The original team may have been there for three days before dying. The copies were based on the team's state when they first entered.


The alien was a powerful Wyld creature that entered the physical world through the Umbra, bringing Wyld taint with it. The time distortion, madness, and mutation that occur in the Shimmer are the effects of rapidly-spreading Wyld energy.

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The alien was a powerful Wyld creature that entered the physical world through the Umbra, bringing Wyld taint with it. The time distortion, madness, and mutation that occur in the Shimmer are the effects of rapidly-spreading Wyld energy.energy.

[[WMG: The shimmer is the beginning of the [[Literature/TheSickLand The Sick Land]]]]
The shimmer and the Mal as described in the sick land both have a lot in common.
**Mutating wild life and humans? Check.
**Being unexplainable? Check.
**Messing with space and time? Check.
**Being restricted in a certain area that is slowly but surely expanding? Check.
Conclusion: The Mal and the Shimmer are either the same or a similar anomaly.


[[WMG: The alien is a [[RoleplayingGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse Wyld being]], and the Shimmer is actually Wyld energy.]]

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[[WMG: The alien is a [[RoleplayingGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse [[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse Wyld being]], and the Shimmer is actually Wyld energy.]]


Since the alien doesn't have any real intelligence in it, yet contains the essence of Unicron, it is simply following its nature by refracting things and switching DNA around with no real purpose. It is also stated the alien will eventually fragment everything until there is nothing left. This is actually pretty in line with Unicron's goal, the destruction of the multiverse.

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Since the alien doesn't have any real intelligence in it, yet contains the essence of Unicron, it is simply following its nature by refracting things and switching DNA around with no real purpose. It is also stated the alien will eventually fragment everything until there is nothing left. This is actually pretty in line with Unicron's goal, the destruction of the multiverse.multiverse.


[[WMG: The alien is a [[RoleplayingGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse Wyld being]], and the Shimmer is actually Wyld energy.]]

The alien was a powerful Wyld creature that entered the physical world through the Umbra, bringing Wyld taint with it. The time distortion, madness, and mutation that occur in the Shimmer are the effects of rapidly-spreading Wyld energy.


[[WMG: Control, the doctor with Asian ancestry played by Creator/BenedictWong, is [[VideoGame/Prey2017 Alex Yu]].]]
This is where the Yu family business first came across the Typhon aliens; they are going to capture more, analyze them, and then ''Prey '' will happen.




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* Seconded, it sounds compliant with both the novel's theory and the heated finale of the movie.



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** They know they've been there three days or so because the rations from those three days aren't there.

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