THIS might require an explanation...
I had a bad case of artist's block...WANTED to draw, but nothing was coming thru. I was staring at the page racking my brain for something to start with, when a famous tune popped into my head:
Then the thought came...'What IF...one of them did something to one of the humans? Maybe making a hybrid?'
Welll...It's DIFFERENT...I don't usually do 'horror', soooo...
I shuffled off to Google and began gathering research photos of the Gremlins...and then started on this.
It took a while to get the three parts looking halfway decent (and I THINK hands are finally beginning to sink in! YESSSS!
), but this is the character I pieced together.
A rough gist of what I saw happening:
This happens AFTER the events in 'Gremlins 2: The New Batch'. Since Greta the (female) gremlin escaped the carnage, she was still in town.
The movie ends with the Clamp Employee, Mr. Forster, trapped on an upper floor...with Greta...Who wants to marry him NOW!
He REALLY didn't seem to want any part of it.
I figure he escaped somehow, and Greta, frustrated, worked her way out of the building, and BACK into town, where she encounters Billy Peltzer.
Her libido (at high levels from not getting anywhere with Forster), kicks her into gear, and she throws herself at Billy.
Billy, still dealing with the same Gremlin-induced PTSD that his whole TOWN is, sees her jumping him and reads it as an attack, so he PANICS and fights back, pushing her away.
She freaks out, and scratches and bites him to defend herself, and then scrambles off.
Billy wraps a handkerchief around the bite, goes home and treats it.
During the night, his appetite wanes, and he's feeling cold & clammy. He goes to bed early.
He wakes up the next morning feeling...basically...like he's hungover. He's getting nausea and he's...slimy...with sweat.
So he stays home. His mom and dad head to work.
He tries to go back to sleep, with mixed success. NOW he's starting to get pains building through his system, blocking him from doing that.
So he opts for a shower.
Surprisingly, he feels better and drops into bed...but it doesn't last long.
The pains return, washing over him in WAVES.
He finds that the only thing that reduces it is him curling into the fetal position on his bed...
Billy falls unconscious, again covered with that strange, slimy sweat that's hardening around him...
Later that evening, Billy's mom returns and heads up to the attic to see how Billy is feeling, and stops DEAD in her tracks.
She spent a DAY cleaning out the Gremlin cocoons from Billy's room, and NOW she's looking at a MUCH bigger one.
She can barely make out a form in there.
And there's a female gremlin...watching over it. Not making ANY moves. Mrs. Peltzer can almost see a sad expression on the Gremlin's face, but she watches it like a hawk.
Looking around the room, she comes to the conclusion that this is either the BIGGEST Gremlin EVER...or...it's her SON?!
Mr. Peltzer comes back from work, climbs the stairs... and HE'S blown away...he's talking to her when the cocoon begins to squirm and split...long, talon-like nails emerge. He moves over, his hand on the light switch, telling his wife to go downstairs. She refuses, watching fearfully.
Two minutes later, the Cocoon has split open, dumping GOBS of green slime on the wood floor of the attic bedroom.
Greta HELPS the new being emerge from it, pulling the shell away in chunks.
The figure pulls itself into a kneeling pose, looking blankly down.
It's a four foot tall FEMALE being...not QUITE all Gremlin, not QUITE all human.
Dark green and yellow skin, red eyes, black hair...
She raises a taloned hand to the side of her head. "Ohhh, Maaan...Feel...sooo...weird..."
The head pivots up and the red, slitted eyes bore into hers, glowing in the low light.
"Mom? You're home already? How...long...did I...?!?!" She finally registers that her voice sounds different, and looks DOWN again, finally fully registering how she looks. "You've GOT to be KIDDING me..."
She sees motion, and looks to see a very guilty-looking Greta, who hesitates, then talks to her in the Gremlin language.
The Peltzers...and Billie...are surprised when the hybrid responds to her...maker...in the same language...the growls and hisses...pausing in shock as it sinks in that she just spoke the strange language...and it makes sense to her.
"She's...talking to you, son...errr...Billy?"
"Yeah, Dad...She... just apologized...she was scared when I attacked...But...She never thought THIS would happen...!"
"She's...not going to attack us?"
A conversation, and the Gremlin looks over at them, shaking her head.
"Not if YOU don't..." Billie sighed, getting to her (now-bigger) feet. "I'm STARVING...We BOTH are..." She looked up at her worried parents, and her ears drooped.
"Mom, I don't think I can CHANGE much more than this...EASY."
The Peltzers slowly backed down the stairs. "Let's just take it slow, Billie...JUST to be safe..."
Well, NOW the Peltzers get to find out if any of the Mogwai rules still apply to Billie... 0_0;;;
I figure the FOOD is no longer an issue...and I'm thinking that Billie has to BATHE in water before she starts to carry another HuGrem. Still water (Bath, pool) helps her reproduce...Rain or getting hit with a glass of water won't do it...
She has the ability to pass on the Change with a bite. (Like a vampire or werewolf.) The person bitten will undergo what Billy did...
(Apologies for the great wall o' Text...