Category:Alien species

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This category includes all alien species that were made up for the BattleTech universe, animals and plants alike.

See also the subcategories Category:Alien fauna and Category:Alien flora.

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 from beyond the periphery, turned out to be humans whose culture had evolved differently over the past centuries.

There is only one sentient alien lifeform in BattleTech: 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. While the novel is fully canonical, Line Developers have stated that there are no plans to revisit the Tetatae in fiction or have them appear outside of this one outlier novel. As far as the main BattleTech universe is concerned, their existence is unknown and irrelevant.

Other edge cases, especially the Swamp people on Stein's Folly and the Neopithecanthropus, have no significant impact. Their actual level of sentience or even sapience remains open to interpretation.

Subcategories

This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total.