The Audrey II
The Audrey II is a strange creature of unknown origin. A species of galactic carnivorous plant, the Audrey II is capable of being transported over interplanetary distances during total eclipses, using some as yet unknown method.
Very little is in fact known about the Audrey II, as very few encounters have been documented. The first known encounter with this species of carnivorous plant was in the late 20th Century, when it was discovered by an employee of Mushnik's Skid Row Florist. It was this employee, Seymour Krelborn, who named the species "Audrey II", after fellow employee, and love interest, Audrey.
The Audrey II is in essence a xenomorphic variety of fly trap. Like earthbased plants, the Audrey II has roots (which it can use like legs, when large enough), a stem, leaves, vines (which it uses like limbs) and a flower, or in this case, a pod.
The pod is in fact the head, which consists primarily of a massive mouth, full of vicious teeth, with a large tongue. Unlike most earthbased species, this carnivorous flora grows to relatively massive proportions, and as such, requires much larger prey to sustain it.
The Audrey II needs blood to be able to grow. It must be fresh blood, and it must preferably be human blood, though presumably the Audrey II species devours other large species on other planets where humans are not available. When it has eaten, the Audrey II will grow at a tremendous rate, reaching up to 4-5 metres in height.
The Audrey II, also like many earthbased plants, reproduces asexually. It's vines will grow further pods when it reaches maturity, and each of these pods will form a new Audrey II. It can also reproduce by having leaf cuttings taken, which will again grow into further Audrey II's.
The Audrey II is capable of speech, and is very manipulative. It will lie and seduce in order to get its own way - to be fed so that it may grow and reproduce. Perhaps most bizarrely though, the Audrey II is very musical in nature, and will frequently communicate in song.
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The Blob is a carnivorous plasmic life form that has developed to hunt its prey, evolving into one of the galaxies ultimate predators. Created as an experimental virus by the US Army to be used for biological warfare for defence, the Blob started life as simple bacteria which was launched into orbit inside a specially built satellite. As part of the program, the bacteria was exposed to the conditions of space and caused to mutate. Growing at a geometric rate, the bacteria's activity threw the satellite out of orbit, causing it to plummet towards Earth. When the satellite crash landed, the mutated bacteria, or Blob, was able to escape, hunting its human prey and wreaking havoc.
Gelatinous, translucent and "goopy" in consistency, the Blob is a fleshy pink/purple coloured shapeless organic mass, which travels by slithering, sliding, and pouring along the ground. As it has no skeletal system, the Blob can squeeze through nearly any gap or pipe, and can change it's shape.
It is able to form tentacles or tendrils which it can shoot out to grab hold of its prey, and is surprisingly strong, enabling it to crawl up walls, support its entire weight (and that of its prey) while clinging to the ceiling, bend metal doors, or pull an entire adult human through a gap the size of a plug hole.
When the Blob seizes its prey, it will envelope them completely, secreting an acidic enzyme which quickly melts the prey's skin and dissolves their flesh. Sometime the Blob will kill its prey and then slither inside the corpse, waiting to ambush anyone who comes close enough. With eat meal, the Blob increases in mass, and is capable of increasing its initial mass by at least a factor of one thousand
Though the Blob can survive underwater for long periods of time (possibly indefinitely), and does not appear to require oxygen or air (as it was developed under vacuum conditions in space), it cannot stand cold temperatures. Extreme cold will cause the Blob to become crystalline in nature, rendering it useless, though it may be able to survive if the temperature is raised.
Bugs are a deadly species, feared throughout the galaxy. They thrives on carnage, as they consume, infest and destroy, living off the destruction of other species. With an inferiority complex, very bad temper, and unlimited strength, Bugs are not to be messed with. Capable of space travel, the Bugs can pilot virtually any spacecraft, but their native craft is a circular saucer shaped spacecraft approximately 2.5 metres in diameter. As the volume of the craft is far smaller than the volume of a Bug, it uses lateral compression, literally flattening it’s body like a cockroach to fit inside.
Bug’s can also use their lateral compression ability to vastly reduce their body volume, allowing them to disguise themselves. A Bug can tear the skin completely off of a human (or other species) in one whole piece. After consuming its prey’s body, a Bug can then wear the intact skin like a suit, allowing it to pass mostly unnoticed. As it is obviously not used to moving in human form and its body is vastly compressed, a Bug has difficulty walking and coordinating its body. It will move in a somewhat jarred, uneven, sometimes even jerky, manner, which will often give away its alien nature. The skin that the Bug wears will slowly start to decay and rot from the moment it is removed. The flesh will discolour, turning a grey/yellow colour, and the eyes will cloud over, turning milky white. When its disguise is no longer of any use use, a Bug can simply rip it off, revealing it’s true self.
A Bug is, in essence, a giant interstellar cockroach. Standing approximately nine foot tall, a Bug has an abdomen, thorax, head, and six legs - the front pair primarily being used as arms. The Bug’s head has a huge mouth, a pair of mandibles, antennae and large yellow eyes. Its body is covered in a very tough, tan coloured chitinous exoskeleton, and it has extremely good hearing and powerful eyesight. Bugs drink sugar water and leave a green spectral trail. They are very strong and can quite easily break a human in two. They are even able to lift their own weight, climbing vertically up walls. They can communicate with the use of speech, even when not wearing a skin-suit, although they rarely do. Bugs are also capable of secreting a form of mucus or resin which they use to stick prey to surfaces, immobilising them. They will often swallow prey whole, ingesting them slowly, and, like earthbased cockroaches, are highly resilient, being able to survive even after being severed in two. Bugs have huge families, usually numbering in the millions. And as well as this they feel a very strong affinity for all insect life.