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Charles Darwin's Spyglass
CharlesDarwin
"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."

- Charles Darwin

Origin

Charles Darwin

Type

Spyglass

Effects

Devolves any organism to ancestral state

Downsides

Extreme genetic instability

Activation

Looking through

Collected by

Warehouse 12

Section

Scientia-732T

Aisle

579756-8808

Shelf

692957-8820-268

Date of Collection

February 9, 1904

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OriginEdit

Charles Darwin (1809-1882) was an English naturalist known for his scientific contributions to the study of evolution and his book, On the Origin of Species. Among his theories, Darwin posited that all creatures originated from common ancestors, which gained and lost traits for the sake of surviving environmental factors in a process called natural selection.

Darwin's scientific career began aboard the HMS Beagle as the crew's naturalist, in a survey voyage around the world from 1831 to 1836. during this trip, Darwin accumulated many specimens, and engaged with hands-on experimentation with species all over the world, particularly the Pacific Islands and the Galapagos Archipelago off the coast of Ecuador. There he observed the vast biodiversity of the islands, and how species differed dramatically to suit their environment.

EffectsEdit

Used by Darwin during his voyage aboard the HMS Beagle to observe species from afar, this spyglass became imbued with the power to view the genetic ancestors of whatever is seen through it's lens, by devolving the creature itself.

It has been noted to not perfectly recreate historically documented species, as the afflicted will become a type more suited to their current biome. This sudden genetic mutation is incredibly unstable long term, and can prove fatal or torturous as redundant life systems are reformed and activated all at once. Looking at the original user of the spyglass with the artifact will reverse all affected, though it will devolve the original user.

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