Blood Lord wrote:It's a symbiote guys, not an essence. The profile doesn't match. Essence sounds like its some part of his soul (lets see if you get it or not) or some kind of gas like fart substance. We know this thing has the ability to change shape and looks "sticky" so it is more correct to call it a symbiote than some fucked up soul-fart.
There would be better ways to infect a member of the Grim family with it than this.
And look at it this way, we have no idea if it can bounce to another person. Mimi has several advantages already with it. First, she is the biological daughter of Him. That has been confirmed unless the new editor/writer decides to change it. Second, she already has power without it, and using it probably amplifies her total powers. Minnie has nothing except for sword skills, a instinctual love for her brother, and the realization that she has a flat chest.
The only other argument that you have is the mysterious "phasing" issue that Minnie had after the end of the fight with Mina. You could suppose that one of the reasons that happened is that Mimi and the symbiotic don't perfectly merge and it is seeking out a new host. The issue with this particular explanation is that if we arrange the comic in chronological events according to it, this occurrence hasn't happened. Thus you could argue that she has "gotten over it". There are a few more ideas that I think work better for it than a poor connection, but it is possible. Other ideas would be things like emotional disturbances, her birthday, or the anniversary of the merge happening.
yeah a symbiote is more fit, just that well this is the underworld with lots of spirits ghosts whatnot. essence came to mind first.
it doesnt necessarily have to be related to minnie. maybe it can get out of there while everyone rests after all the action(assuming that this current arc happens directly after mimi's capture, cause the several days of her absence to reply could include her travel time to grim's castle) where everyone is tired. maybe it will take horror's hand and/or some other stuff before merging back with mimi.
and dont underestimate minnie either. while true that her skills and abilities currently are not impressive, she is still the daughter of mandy, who herself has no powers like everyone else yet is one of the most feared character. as junior himself said, minnie can be like his mom when she's pissed off.
she does still show she can control the nergal powers with her words. him could still use her as a bargaining chip or something for junior, he did it the last time. and they only escaped thanks to the redeemer, jeff, and mimi, where they wont be able to do it this time around.
also the symbiote may be more powerful the more negative/dark its host is. while mimi has been corrupted and broken so much, she's still like a pretty good person deep inside. on the flipside, while minnie does look and appear as good as someone can get, she's harboring quite a lot of dark feelings herself.