Yup, quite convoluted at this point.ebirah_scampi wrote:Anyone else not really digging this further development of Muto biology? The species life cycle was already convoluted with them starting as parasitic spores, hatching into a larval stage, pupating, then as adults they mate and lay eggs in nests rather than spores in a host which would make more sense.
Now it turns out that their entire species is the result of an asexual subspecies laying these spores which hatch into a whole different subspecies that now reproduce sexually henceforth. It just seems to complicate it further for no real reason.
This piece of fan art does a pretty good job of reconciling the Muto life cycle IMO.
https://www.deviantart.com/ramul/art/Sp ... -509708164
As for MUTO Prime...I think the "Alien Queen/Alpha Male" approach would be a decent way to explain things. Similar reproductive capacity but only with significantly different physiology to fend for itself or tale down potential hosts.