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Interdimensional alien in the Andromeda TV show

Generic interdimensional alien

(Andromeda)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game
  • Freaky interdimensional aliens – beware!!

Background

  • Group affiliation: Civilization of unnamed interdimensional aliens
  • Base Of Operations: Multidimensionally mobile
  • Height: ∼6’0” on average Weight: ∼210 lbs
  • Eyes: Unrevealed Hair: Unrevealed


Powers & Abilities

The aliens can jump between the floors of a ship by combining their natural abilities with technology. While it is very difficult to beat them physically (although Rommie could do it), they are somewhat more susceptible towards blaster and laser weapons, such as the force lance (in DC Heroes terms, their Skin Armor is ineffective against those).

In addition to the technology, their numbers make them a major threat. There are likely millions of these aliens onboard their thousands of warships. Apparently, each and every one of them could easily defeat most humanoids. Their psychological profiles, weaknesses, philosophies and motifs are completely unknown.

The cake might be a lie

The aliens generally operate cloaked. For some unknown reason the aliens do not seem to notice when the device fails to activate, which leaves them visible and in the open as they try to ambush an enemy that can see them.

They also carry portal devices that can open a “hole” between two pre-programmed points. It is often used for transportation between their warships and the ship of the target for a destroy or capture mission.

It also can be used for automatically sending home the bodies of those defeated (probably to prevent the enemy from getting their technologies)

Alien freakiness

It seems possible that their superhuman abilities are derived from an exoskeleton or the armor that they wear, but that has not been shown; fairly certainly, though, at least their intangibility and cloaking abilities, which give audible signals whenever activated or deactivated, are derived from technology (see below).

The intangibility and invisibility are used as powerful weapons as they are able to appear out of nowhere, grab a surprised opponent and then drag them through the hulls into outer space, or just cut them in two by a powerful sneak attack.

These aliens do not use ranged attacks at all, which is a blessing for their enemies, instead preferring 5-7 inches retractable blade weapons.

Extended alien wrist blade

For some reason, perhaps due to a technological limitation, but much more likely due to an honor code, they make themselves visible when entering hand-to-hand combat against what may be considered worthy opponents. This is somewhat similar to the behavior of the Predators in the eponymous movie-series. And if an alien is defeated its body will soon vanish into nothingness, likely due to portal technology they are carrying.

The aliens that the Andromeda crew faced likely belong to a warrior class. In fact, the first two aliens that nearly managed to defeat Rommie and Hunt are to be considered advance elite forces of such troops.

There is no doubt also an extensive caste of scientists in their home dimension as their technology level is extremely advanced. This is shown by the construction of powerful exoskeletons, tesseract technology, cloaked warships (which happen to look similar like vertically flying brass knuckles), invisibility and phasing generators and wormhole generators powered by the energy of one entire galaxy (hence they are a Type III civilization on the Kardashev scale using something like 4×1036 watts!).


History

During the second year of Dylan Hunt’s mission to re-establish the Systems Commonwealth the Andromeda Ascendant was host to fifty high-ranking delegates from fifty different prospective planets there to sign a common charter.

During the celebration, which was partially clouded by Nietzchean spies and saboteurs, mysterious, invisible aliens appeared on-board just snatching and killing delegates apparently at random. No one had ever seen or recorded this race before.

A pair of interdimensional aliens

Dylan Hunt and Rommie fought the first wave of attackers in hand-to-hand combat and by ranged weapons and barely survived the ordeal. Immediately thereafter an alien warship appeared out of nowhere and initiated space combat with the Andromeda.

Trance Gemini informed Hunt that this was the great disaster that she had seen forthcoming a long time ago and that she had been sent back in time to prevent. The alien warship could seemingly make itself intangible every time it war fired upon, and only with the precognitive help of Trance Gemini did Hunt and Rommie eventually manage to defeat the warship.

However, more alien ships appeared out of nowhere and the Ascendant was aided by New Commonwealth warships, which had been patrolling in the vicinity during the charter signing.

The source of the matter

Eventually, using clues that Trance Gemini could provide them, they traced the source to a vast dimensional tunnel, suspected of leading to a pocket universe and from which more and more ships emerged.

Desperately, the crew devised a plan where the Maru, piloted by Beka Valentine and Trance Gemini, would take out the enemies using a new super-bomb, Roseanne. Roseanne had been created by their engineer Harper to be used against the Magog worldship.

However, Trance, who knew the future, stopped this plan, explaining that it would instead kill them all, except for Trance and Beka when the bomb would detonate prematurely. This catastrophic action would also lead to the breakup of the Commonwealth before it could become a stable political unit.

A half-cloaked interdimensional alien in ambush

Half-cloaked interdimensional alien

So, instead, Tyr Anasazi went with Beka on the Maru, to protect her from any interdimensional aliens – in an attempt to avoid their bad fate – until she could detonate the bomb at the right moment.

Eventually, the two reached their launch point in space close to the emerging alien ships and fired away Roseanne, which detonated with enough force to destroy not only all the alien ships but also the generators on the other side of the dimensional portal and the portal itself seemingly permanently shutting it down and ending the alien threat.

The Andromeda Ascendant and Commonwealth ships further back could barely escape the destructive pressure wave of the bomb, but made it. The alien threat was over with no one being the wiser about this mysterious enemy (S02E22).

One year later

One year later, another group of aliens appeared through the use of a rudimentary dimensional tunnel generator. The ship’s crew were caught off-guard enabling them to kidnap Rommie and leave through a portal before the other crewmembers could get there in time.

Hunt and Tyr managed to track the abductees down to a planet where Rommie was kept imprisoned. After defeating her “jailors”, more of the freaky aliens, and freeing Rommie in an underground complex of some sort the trio decided to blow up the place in an attempt to prevent a possibly renewed interdimensional invasion.

Rommie constructed a powerful bomb with a timer and activated it after which the trio were on their way back to the Andromeda, fighting ragtag teams of aliens on the way. Meanwhile those left on the Andromeda managed to locate a new interdimensional portal in space bringing in armadas of alien warships.

As the trio had returned to the Andromeda they were now facing hundreds of alien warships!

An interdimensional portal in action

An alien portal in action

Soon, the bomb left behind in the alien base detonated and destroyed not only the base and the aliens there but also the entire planet! This destabilized the interdimensional space tunnel, which started sucking the invading aliens back in. The Andromeda managed to escape at high speed as the tunnel closed again ending the invasion.

Trance Gemini noted that on the other side of that tunnel had been vengeance and the Abyss living in a time bubble of another universe. She concluded that this may have been yet another test. When everything seemed to be back to normal a new warp tunnel opened up inside the ship and another alien appeared.

He appeared humble and offered Captain Dylan a ritualistic knife before collapsing and disintegrating before the amazed crew. Dylan took this as an honor sign and noted that they had passed the test (S03E11).

The aliens remain a mystery, but fan fic and perhaps the last season have a lot more to say about this I’m sure!


Description

The aliens, very often invisible, are clad in some sort of full-covering black armor with goggles that make them somewhat reminiscent of Predators. They never speak, only grunt and screech, and walk around in a skulking fashion before the attack.


Personality

These aliens are extra-dimensional melee warriors specializing in unarmed combat and stealth tactics as enhanced by superior technologies. They are very likely a warrior caste serving their larger population.

Little is known about their culture, philosophy, religion (but they may be connected to the Abyss) or even language as they never speak with humans. Their final act suggests that they employ some sort of warriors honor code, through which a strong, worthy enemy is honored and left alone.


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Interdimensional Aliens

Dex: 04 Str: 06 Bod: 04 Motivation: Unknown
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 02 Occupation: Soldier
Inf: 03 Aur: 02 Spi: 02 Resources {or Wealth}: N/A
Init: 012 HP: 010

Powers:
Claws: 05, Cling: 04, Jumping: 02, Skin Armor: 02, Thermal Vision: 06, Ultra Vision: 06

Skills:
Acrobatics: 04, Martial Artist: 06, Thief (Stealth): 04, Weaponry: 05

Advantages
Language (an unrevealed interdimensional alien language)

Equipment:

  • Cloaking Device [BODY 02, Invisibility 09, Dispersal 25, R#4, Note: The device is kept Miniaturized somewhere on their body. For some unknown reason the aliens do not seem to notice when the device fails to activate, which leaves them visible and in the open as they try to ambush an enemy that can see them.]
  • Portal technology [BODY 01, INT 01, Warp 24, R#2, Limitation: Warp represents a stationary hole with a diameter slightly more than one meter and it only opens between the two spatial points it was set for. It is therefore cumbersome to use as an attack (-1) other than against enemies running directly into a hole or attempting to follow a fleeing alien. Notes: It appears as if most of the aliens carry this amazing piece of Miniaturized technology.]

Individual variation

The individual stats of these aliens may vary with the elite having up to 01, 02 or even 03 APs higher Attributes and Skills and possessive of more HPs.

By Dr. Peter S Piispanen

Source of Character: Andromeda TV-series S02E22 & S03E11

Writeup completed on the 6th of September, 2014.

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