The SCI‐FI‐I‐SPY Catalogue of All Known Types of Alien

Identification: there aren't many interesting lifeforms in the ecosystem, and in the end it turns out all of them are developmental stages of this one species

Variants: the cute little alien mascot whose lifecycle has whatever features are needed in this episode

Also Known As: Wufflings, Newt‐People, or Skullbursters, depending on the phase of the moon

Origin: Fluctua VII±I, a place with an excitingly syncopated calendar

LOOKS: they never look like much C−
BRAINS: surprise, surprise, they're sophonts!  More or less… 85
LETHALITY: if you can avoid the phase with all the teeth, the rest are a pushover 0.07
CULTURE: a lifestyle founded on the fundamental principle of never telling outsiders the first thing they need to know 44
HARDNESS: biopuzzle plots are clearly science‐based, even if it is a “squishy” science
TOKENISM: alternate between being proscribed vermin and a protected species 33

Religion: Hinduism, though their understanding of reincarnation is a bit muddled

Evolves Into: Shoebox → Mudkip → Lemon Meringue Pie

Affiliated With: the Conciliary Ententicles (intermittently)

To Be Confused With: the Pseudomorphoids

Natural Predators: other Enigmoids