|Behind the Scenes|
The Ceratonotus Steiningeri are a species of parasites native to Earth's ocean's depths.
Ceratonotus Steiningeri are a parasitical species. They are able to latch unto the host, enhancing the body with endoskeletal armor, amphibious gills, and launch calcified bone spurs. Though such a price, comes at the cost of the host's mind in which the parasite assumes control. They can assume the host's memory and mimic their appearance's externally. Exposure to air, internally causes the creature to die.
After the existence of the aquatic races known as the Blue and the Black were revealed to the world in what was called the Twenty-Three Minute War, the U.S. government commissioned the Wave, a pan-national ocean research facility, to create an endoskeletal armor to combat these new threats. The head of the project was Dr.Clive Sorentino, who used the species of parasites call Ceratonotus Steiningeri to create it.
However unbeknownst to the scientist, Clive had infected himself with the lifeform, which were revealed to be intelligent. As it turn out they had waited millenia for humanity to discover them so that they may attached themselves and wipe them out.
Aspen Mathews, a Blue ambassador discovered the creatures plot killing the infected Clive. However five Secret Service agents had undergone the treatment for endo-skeletal armor and were currently guarding the President.
Aspen managed to track the agents killing each one.
- Fathom Vol 4 01 (2012)