Josiah did not appear humanoid in his original form and therefore began to evolve into the dominant species at the time, the Victorian Gentleman. This process appeared to take some time.
A third husk was created in the upper observatory after Josiah abandoned his interim state, in the manner of an insect completing his evolution. This husk was exactly the same as Josiah's final appearance, except that it had flaky skin.
The Husks were free to move to a degree. The ones in the lower gallery endeavoured to capture Ace but Nimrod fended them off with a lantern. All the husks and Josiah's interim state just before complete evolution were afraid of light; it was strongly implied this was because Josiah associated light with Light, his master. (TV: Ghost Light)
Behind the scenes Edit
- According to the writer, Marc Platt, Husks were placed in the story because the first two episodes lacked monsters.