The Merga Wraith, an unlikely hypothesis
Me and a friend was discussing the Merga Wraith earlier. By the way I love the idea of shadow that rips and tears just by touching you, as if made of whirling glass. Anyhow we reached a very unlikely hypothessis for what the Merga Wraith is.
The Merga Wraith is a frightened and lonely creature, only wanting affection and warmth - in this case from you.
Unfortunately Merga Wraiths and Humans aren't compatible, and you get turned to flesh ribbons when it reaches to touch you.
I find this hypothesis intresting, since rather than just make the Merga Wraith menacing, it becomes almost endearing, relatable and sad. But it is after all just a hypothesis, and probably has nothing to do with Dan's grand scheme, But if it does, please let the poor thing find a companion!
(also if anyone misuses the word theory in this topic, I'll send a dogman after you!)