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

Identification: small or insubstantial entities wearing bulky high‐tech environment‐suits

Variants: psychologically insecure entities wearing bipedal battleships (often inaccurately described as giant robots)

Also Known As: Walkers, Vorltrons, or Space‐Suits

Origin: must be somewhere very un‐Earthlike, if they hate our weather that much

LOOKS: all sleek polished metal with chrome trim and mammoth shoulder‐pads B−
BRAINS: often psychically gifted, or at least prosthetically enhanced 120
LETHALITY: integrated weapons systems including big stompy boots 0.66
CULTURE: advanced but facelessly esoteric 90
HARDNESS: common in the variety of sci‐fi that's described as “hard” on the grounds that it's written by gun fetishists
TOKENISM: covered by wheelchair access regulations 45

Acceleration: 0 to 60 mph in 28 seconds

Affiliated With: the Union of Field Observers

Not Affiliated With: too organic for the Silicon Federation

Weakness: banana peels

Wardrobe: the Pantellurian Fraternity refuse to recognise the validity of techno‐trousers

Not To Be Confused With: armoured Macropygmoids