What was your inspiration for Pathogen?
Design wise: there were these Lego “Build Your Own Dinosaur” kits when I was a pre-teen, and Pathogen’s earliest design came from me fucking around with one and making a nonsense creature.
Backstory-wise, he’s basically a Resident Evil monster turned into a kaiju. His original name was “Omega Virus DG” in a pretty blatant
ripoff of homage to the T Virus and G Virus from Resident Evil.
It was Omega Virus DG because it was a combination of the Omega Virus D (which made dinosaurs into giants, hence D for dinosaur) and Omega Virus G (which made ghouls, hence the G for ghoul). This was back when Tyrantis and pals were actual dinosaurs turned into kaiju by a genetically engineered virus instead of fictional retrosaurs made into kaiju by a fictional radioactive mineral. Man, my writing sure was silly and nonsensical when I was younger!