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This category includes all alien species that were made up for the BattleTech universe, animals and plants alike.
Intelligent alien lifeforms are essentially absent in BattleTech, despite its nature as a science fiction universe. In 1988, game designer Jordan K. Weisman, who created the original BattleTech game and setting, noted in the introduction to the Shrapnel anthology:
- "What I wanted was a universe that had a taste of the alien, but did not contain aliens."
Throughout the many novels, sourcebooks and other BattleTech publications there are numerous references to alien flora and fauna on various worlds, including various types of alien cattle, pets, fruits, produce or even diseases; however, they typically only provide background flair and do not play any significant role. BattleTech remains dominated by humans. Even the Clans, introduced as mysterious invaders, soon turned out to be humans whose culture had evolved differently over the past centuries. There are only two known instances where sentient alien lifeforms are mentioned:
- In the novel The Sword and the Dagger, Ardan Sortek wakes up after having ejected from his destroyed BattleMech in the swamps of Stein's Folly and finds himself tied to a tree by primitive humanoid aliens (colloquially known as the Swamp people);
- In the novel Far Country, the intelligent bird-like Tetatae species features prominently but their homeworld (Kaetetôã) is in an unknown location and the human protagonists who are stranded there cannot return to known space.
Pages in category "Alien species"
The following 86 pages are in this category, out of 86 total.