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Terraformars (テラフォーマー, Terafōmā) are evolved humanoid cockroaches who live on Mars. They possess physical traits that greatly surpasses normal humans. They also appear to be somewhat intelligent and have a natural hate for humans.
The Terraformars are human-sized Martian cockroaches with humanoid bodies. They bear a physical resemblance to Homo erectus.
They are animalistic, adaptable, and bent on survival. They are descendants of cockroaches and seem to bear a sort of instinctive hatred for humanity. They also appear to be somewhat intelligent. There are many types, and their exact behavior can vary depending on the individual, but they usually keep an emotionless expression on their faces. They don't appear to have much of a society, but the Evolved Terraformars do display a degree of leadership, rallying their brothers into a capable fighting force.
They prioritize their targets when attacking humans. The first pick is anyone who's holding something (weapons). The second is come from those who are alone. The third is anyone who's injured and the fourth are female targets.
They still posses cerci and antenna from their roach ancestors. Under their carapace on their back, they have wings, which grants them the ability to fly. The Terraformars breathe using trachea all over their body. They can burn amylose polysaccharides for a massive burst of energy. Because they are human-sized, they've evolved lungs which enables them to absorb oxygen more efficiently. Their central nervous system is unchanged, and the body is controlled by the subesophageal ganglion located in the chest, rather than the head. Due to this, a Terraformar can still move even after being decapitated, as long as the subesophagael ganglion is intact and there is an open passage to the lungs. No reproductive organs of any kind have been seen on any Terraformar.
Little more than 500 years ago, cockroaches together with some moss were sent on Mars, in order to start a Mars Terraforming Project. 500 years later, when the humans revisited Mars, they saw how much the cockroaches have evolved and now have a human like appearance. Due to their massive strength and numbers, they quickly eliminated all of the Bugs #1 crew. Due to an endless downpour of space radiation and -80C temperatures, this harsh environment has finally forced the cockroaches, who have not changed their shape in 300 million years to evolve.
Using the BUGS1 spacecraft, a group of Terraformars managed to land on Earth and create a beachhead, unbeknownst to the governments of Earth who believed to have destroyed the craft in orbit. Later when the another group of Terraformars arrived on Earth in the Pacific the Nippon-America Alliance attempted to wipe them out using nukes, however before the payload could be launched from a ship at sea, Terraformar infiltrators from the first wave of Terraformars hijacked a civilian plane, crashing it into the ship. Later the Terraformars went underground, after the survivors from the Annex returned, the Terraformars had been responsible for kidnappings all across Japan.
It seems that they have formed an alliance with China and the Newton Clan, in gathering human specimens for breeding purposes and as of yet unexplained experiments.
When first seen the Terraformars didn't seem to have a leader or a social structure. All of them look alike and behaved the same.
That changed after the appearance of the first Evolved Terraformar at the end of the Bugs 2 mission. The normal Terraformars obey him from when they first meet him and follow his orders to the letter. They have been seen to bend to their knees in his presence as a sign of obedience.
With His guidance, the Terraformars developed a structure and a social order and eventually started evolving themselves.
The Evolved Terraformars are on the top of the social structure followed by the Bugs Surgery Terraformars then followed by normal Terraformars. Under the guidance of their leader, the Terraformars are seen learning, organizing, deconstructing and reconstructing pyramids, farming moths for food, silk harvesting, organizing big scale attacks and ambushes, taking apart satellites, using weapons to help in the creation of the Bugs Surgery Terraformars.
It should be noted that after the death of the Evolved Terraformar in Mars 20 years later, it took the unorganized Terraformars only a week to reorganize and continue upgrading their social structure. After His death, the Bugs Surgery Terraformars raised young normal Terraformars that were taught how to do the Bugs Surgery by observation and repeat alone, succeeding this way to create more that one Bugs Surgery Terraformars from a stolen corpse. They solved the problem of their leader dying by raising more than one. That shows initiative and mind evolution.
Later one of those young Terraformars can be seen fully grown leading a group of Terraformars as their leader.
He has his forehead painted the same marks that the Evolved Terraformars have from birth and he wears necklaces of various stones, instead of wearing the characteristic silk clothes that the Evolved and Bugs Surgery Terraformars wear.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Having retained the abilities of the cockroaches, they have agility, strength, toughness and a sturdy carapace. Thus making them incredibly difficult to kill. They have adapted to high temperature and fire, and also possess intelligence, learning how to use advanced weapons left by Bugs #1 crew.
When they are exterminated they lay eggs with all of their DNA information.
- Evolved Terraformar
Evolved Terraformars were born in Bugs #2 from eggs. They were immune to Victoria's sting ability and she couldn't control them. They also had even closer look to a human body and were much more agile than a normal Terraformar. They also seemed more intelligent and even showed leadership ability, having given order to a Terraformar to not move while Bugs #2 escaped pod was leaving.
Evolved terraformars fight using martial arts and are intelligent enough to perform Bugs surgery to other Terraformars using bodyparts of people who have undergone Bugs surgery.
Also, when an evolved Terraformar is born from an egg he is usually immune to the situation that killed the parent that laid his egg.
They have scar like patterns on their foreheads resembling dots and lines. They wear silk robes and the normal terraformars follow them blindly from the moment they see them.
- Emerald Wasp Terraformar
A Terraformar that stole the abilities of the member of the Bugs #2's crew Victoria Wood. These terraformars are able to insert their larvae into the abdomen of their victim and to mind control them. The larvae eat the insides of the helpless victim until they become an adult terraformar that kills the host coming out from its body.
A Terraformar that stole the abilities of the member of the Bugs #2's crew God Lee. They are able to generate and combine hydrogen peroxide and hydroquinone from the holes in their palms releasing a spray of extremely hot benzoquinone creating a huge explosion.
A Terraformar that stole the abilities of the member of the Bugs #2's crew Tejas Viji. Thanks to the little holes in their back that vigorously discharge gas similar to jet propulsion making them able to move at incredible speed and take the enemy by surprise with lethal attacks.
A Terraformar that stole the abilities of the member of the Bugs #2's crew John Welthork. They are specialized for underwater fights where they are strong and fast, but once on dry land they are sluggish and defenseless.
- Desert Locust Terraformar
A Terraformar that stole the abilities of the member of Bugs #2's crew Thien. They have incredibly powerful legs that make them able to do great jumps and very strong kicks.
A Terraformar that stole the abilities of the member of the Bugs #2's crew Akita Nanao. Their body is covered in white fur. They are incredibly agile and are able to produce from their hands strings both flexible and resistant, but far from the near-unbreakable strings of the Bagworm Moth.
A Terraformar that stole the abilities of the member of the Bugs #2's crew Jaina Eisenstein. Their enormous strength combined with the hardness of their entire body, that from the exoskeleton to even the eyes is incredibly difficult to damage, makes them both coriaceous and fearsome foes.
A Terraformar that stole the abilities of the member of the Bugs #2's crew Maria Viren. They are able to use their iridescent exoskeleton to reflect the light and camouflage extremely well when the area around then is set ablaze, so well that they appear invisible. Being stag beetles, they also have enormous strength, a hard exoskeleton, and sharp blades on their arms.
A Terraformar that stole the abilities of the member of the Bugs #2's crew Yang Huwan. They are able to dig tunnels underground very fast thanks to their great claws and strong arms that can even block one of Alex K. Stewart's fast balls.
- Demon Dragonfly Terraformar
A Terraformar that stole the abilities of the member of the Bugs #2's crew Toshio Blight. They have "dynamic vision" that allows them to instantly discern how far and in which direction an object is moving even if it moves very fast. Moreover they are able to fly with incredible speed, rivaling even Kanako Sanjo. They are also extremely agile, being able to make tight turns and change directions in a split second even when confined indoors. Keiji Onizuka had a hard time hitting it despite having the fastest punch of a mantis shrimp.
- Paraponera Terraformar
A Terraformar that stole the abilities of the captain of the Bugs #2: Donatello K. Davis. A terrifying foe, this Terraformar is astonishingly strong, being able to resist to a direct punch from Michelle K. Davis and even contain the explosion caused by her explosive fluid through sheer muscle power.
A Terraformar that stole the abilities of the member of the Bugs #2's crew Redon Bergsmuller. They are able to produce large amounts of corrosive acid, which is harmful to human beings and it is able to break down Akari's threads. Also, they are able to release acid from their legs in order to melt the ground beneath them and produce a smokescreen.
A Terraformar that stole the abilities of the member of the Annex I's crew Marcia. They are able to shoot jets of water through one of their hands (that has the same pattern as an Archerfish's scales), that are able to pierce a human body from an extremely long range. However to use that ability they must carry a supply of water with them.
- Cone Snail Terraformar
A Terraformar that stole the abilities of a member of the Annex I's crew. They posses a radula tooth in place of a tongue, which is coated in a potent nerve toxin that causes immediate paralysis.
- Honey Badger Terraformar
A Terraformar that stole the abilities of a member of the Annex I's crew. They share the aggressive temper and resiliency of a honey badger as well as its tough fur which serves as a great protection against impacts, even against something like Keiji Onizuka's mantis shrimp punches or Xi Chun-Li's martial arts.
- Short-beaked Echidna Terraformar
A Terraformar that stole the abilities of a member of the Annex I's crew Peggy Fortie. They can dig underground at high speeds as well as use their back spikes for offense.
- Tasmanian King Crab Terraformar
A Terraformar that stole the abilities of the member of the Annex I's crew Sylvester Asimov via recovering his dismembered arm. It has terrifying strength and is covered in a thick, hard shell and can regenerate lost limbs.
- Unknown Electric Catfish Terraformar
A Terraformar that stole abilities from an electric catfish.