The Primagen is the main antagonist and final boss of Turok 2: Seeds of Evil. After the events of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, Tal'Set threw the Chronoscepter into a volcano in an attempt to destroy it, keeping it out of evil's reach. However, its destruction triggered an earthquake and energy wave, which awoke the Primagen from his slumber.
The Primagen is an alien lifeform with powerful telepathic abilities whose actions led to the creation of the Lost Land many eons ago. Realizing the danger he possessed, the elders of the Lost Land erected five Energy Totems in locations thought to be vulnerable to the Primagen's power.
Upon awakening, he found that his Lightship had become encased in the center of this strange new world, filled with what he considered as nothing more than Cockroaches. He decided to use his telepathic powers to call upon the Dinosoids to destroy the Totems and free him from the wreckage of his Lightship. He also made deals with other races in return for their help in his mission. It fell to Joshua Fireseed, guided by Adon, to defeat the Primagen and save the universe from the blast wave of temporal energy that would be unleashed from the destruction of the Totems.
Ryan Wickerham provided the voice of the Primagen in Seeds of Evil.
The Primagen is an insect-like humanoid with emerald eyes. His exoskeleton has a bluish color and appears dark in contrast. He possesses a single human-like arm on one side, while a pair of segmented limbs serve as his left arm.
Long ago, in a universe that no longer exists, there was an alien race of extremely intelligent, sapient beings. They had answered many of life's mysteries, with the exception of one: where did all life come from?
One of them wanted to answer this very question. His peers tried in vain to stop him. He devised a "time machine," one which could theoretically allow him to travel back in time and discover the beginning of creation itself.
There was a problem, though: time travel to the past is impossible, as it goes against the very foundation of the universe. His device was a time machine, but not the one he intended to create.
As the Primagen traveled through the Netherscape, bits and pieces of different worlds were dragged along with his Lightship, like a magnet, until he reached what he thought was the beginning of time. When his Lightship came to a halt, the matter around him began collapsing and compressing, and he realized this was his chance to witness what no mortal eyes had ever seen: the birth of our universe and the beginning of time.
As the universe reached its final moments, the hole left by the Lightship in the Netherscape had yet to be closed, and matter dragged in by many of the Lightship's power cores began bombarding it. This bombardment destabilized the Lightship, sending it towards the One Point, triggering what is known as the Big Bang.
Shortly thereafter, all that was left from this universal display of fireworks was the cosmic, primordial void that eventually lead to the creation of our universe.
The Big Bang sent the Lightship and its owner back into the Netherscape, sealing him away in a temporal prison of his own creation, one way in, no way out.
Constant freak events occur all across our universe, such as objects disappearing to either never be seen again or re-appearing in another world, billions of light years away from their origin. There is a reason for this: the hole left behind in the Netherscape by the Primagen's Lightship allowed for energy from the Big Bang to affect its natural structure, and thus, these bits of pure energy punched holes all across the vastness of the universe.
These holes are in constant flux, always unpredictable. Being sucked into a Netherscape hole is like playing a game of Russian roulette; you will never know if the other side of the portal is either deep inside a planet's core or right in the middle of an intergalactic war.
Acclaim Comics Edit
In the comic book adaptation of Seeds of Evil, the Primagen is depicted with less malevolence than what is seen in the video game. He displays sadness and deep regret for causing the destruction of his original universe that led to the death of his mate, the loss of his home, and everything else he was familiar with. Thus, he desperately intends to somehow return to his own universe by destroying the Obelisks and reactivating his Lightship, regardless of the harmful effects these actions will cause to the current universe.
The Primagen is also far more understanding and open-minded in the comics, as shown when Joshua Fireseed proposes to him an alternative method of returning to his own universe. After Turok points out the extreme uncertainty of Primagen reaching his intended destination with a ship that only travels forward and simultaneously creates and destroys universes, the former presents him with the energy emanating from his satchel: the Light Burden consisting of the previous universe's remnants. The Primagen agrees to cease his plans and instead attempts to return to his home through the use of the Light Burden, at which point Joshua aims the satchel towards the alien and envelops him in energy. The process causes Turok to pass out and wake up moments later, with the Primagen nowhere to be seen but his Lightship still present and functioning to maintain the stability of the Lost Land.
It is not confirmed if the Primagen successfully returned home, nor is it specified on how exactly the Light Burden was used to attempt this journey. The energy may have teleported him after enveloping his entire body, or he may have been pulled into the inside of Joshua's satchel, serving as a sort of gateway to his original universe.
List of appearancesEdit
- Turok 2: Seeds of Evil comic adaptation (First appearance)
- Turok 2: Adon's Curse (Mentioned only)
- Turok: Way of the Warrior
- Turok: Seeds of Evil novel
- Turok: Arena of Doom (Mentioned only)
- Turok: From Evil Seeds (Mentioned only)
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