|Average height||5-6 ft. (estimate)|
|Behind the Scenes|
Spore Carriers are bipedal, anthropomorphic mutants.
They are former humans that have been colonized by a species of fungus. They often hide in between plants and shrubs, making them hard to spot. Humans were turned into these carriers by parasitic spore plants which attached onto them and mutated them, and commandeered their victim's nervous system.
The fungus, Beauveria mordicana, is an entomopathogenic fungus. B. mordicana has been developed to colonize the bodies of most common pests. Once it has fully colonized a host body, the host technically dies, but the body continues to move by means of the fungal colony within it. In this manner the fungus moves amongst its prey, occasionally spraying spores in a radius around the host body, infecting all who come near it. Its drawbacks include the time it takes to kill prey (10-20 days) and its limited effectiveness when dealing with unsocial pests.
They are quick and use melee attacks. If they are not killed quickly they explode and deal large amounts of damage, breaking limbs, and giving a large dose of radiation. When they are hiding in vegetation they are hard to spot and are known for sneaking up on the player.