Smoke Jaguar (species)
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Altered and enhanced in the laboratory to survive in a harsher environment, the Smoke Jaguar , namesake of Clan Smoke Jaguar, is not truly an alien species. Instead, it is a genetically modified species, based on the terran jaguar, that was imported to the world of Strana Mechty by Aleksandr Kerensky's followers and thrives in that world's fertile jungles which are teeming with prey.
The Smoke Jaguar is noted for its unlimited tenacity and unbound ferocity, and impressed the Clans with its aggressive, straightforward fighting style - a deadly open assault without subterfuge or deceit.
After the Second Star League destroyed Clan Smoke Jaguar, every other symbol of that Clan was destroyed. Though the commanders of Operation Serpent and Operation Bulldog considered exterminating the cat, wiping out a species was considered to be too barbaric.
- Classic BattleTech Companion, p. 144, "Species Profile"