Dren is the main antagonist of the 2009 Canadian-French horror film Splice.
Although they are forbidden from doing so, a scientist couple introduces human DNA into their animal hybridization experiments, creating a hybrid creature they name "Dren".
In her infant form, Dren is a two-legged creature with pale skin, minimal facial features, a theropod-like stance, and digitigrade legs. As she grows, she learns to stand more erect and gains a more human-like face, as well as a long prehensile tail and feet resembling high heeled shoes. Eventually, she transitions from female to male.
Powers and Abilities
Dren possesses the following powers and abilities:
- Accelerated growth
- Human intelligence
- Amphibious locomotion
- Sharp teeth
- Retractable wings
- Venomous stinger
Dren is murdered by Elsa, but Elsa is later revealed to be pregnant with the recently-male Dren's child.
- Dren's name is "nerd" backward, referring to the scientists' employer, N.E.R.D..