Calvin is the main antagonist of the 2017 American horror film Life.

Six crew members aboard the International Space Station retrieve a capsule containing soil samples from Mars and discovers that it has single-celled organism inside of it. The cell, however, mutates into a multi-cellular organism and escapes into the rest of the ship.


Calvin resembles a white translucent cnidarian of some kind or a multi-headed planarian. Its translucent skin allows its circulatory system to be visible underneath its skin.

Powers and Abilities

Calvin possesses the following powers and abilities:

  • Superhuman strength
  • Accelerated growth
  • Human-level intelligence
  • The ability to transform its cells into any type of cell


Calvin stows away on David's escape pod, making it to Earth. Its ultimate fate is left uncertain.


  • Calvin was named by American school children soon after its discovery.

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