An extraterrestrial species—lumps of glimmering black ooze—drifted through the galaxy, flowing between stars and planets…

In their slimy state, their existence was driven by instinct alone.

Yet they craved sentience. The more conscious they became, the more they yearned to exist, and the more power they gained.

All efforts seemed in vain after studying various forms—until they encountered humans…

A sudden, insatiable lust for consciousness and power surged through their fluid.

Upon analysing the human form, a cluster of the dark, slimy mass coalesced into a humanoid shape.

It found life and meaning by osmosis.