Properties of Protodermis Headcanons?

Does anyone have any ideas for how protodermis can have so many forms and properties while still adhering at least loosely to physics that are at least close to that of our world? The theory that makes the most sense to me is the one that it’s at least slightly programmable in nature, which would explain how protodermis-created entities are so quick to mutate as a result if exposure to stuff like Hordika venom and Pit Mutagen, and how the Makuta can throw viruses into liquid protodermis to create Rahi, but what do you think? And before you say to Ask Greg, I tried, he’s not answering that right now apparently, but you can try if you want.

I have seen a lot of good theories – but we felt no need to hew at all to the physics of our world except when we felt like it. This was never science fiction, it was science fantasy, so the only rules we had to adhere to were our own.