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Various Aliens by Transapient Various Aliens by Transapient
Ok, so here are some aliens I’ve been working on for some time now.

(Top Left) Nameless: The nameless are a serpentine species native to a world of pressurized ammonia. Their home world, also nameless, is a large planet with three moons and a thick atmosphere. The atmospheric pressure is sufficient to allow liquid ammonia at an average surface temperature just below the freezing point of water. The nameless are an ancient intelligence which has maintained their civilization for six million years before the Nexus. Their bodies are supported by a cartilage spine with universal joints. Halfway down their length, the body splits into two prehensile halves. It is known that they possess a very sophisticated respiratory system of accordion-like lungs alternating with specialized siphoning hearts. Their brains seem to continue along the body until the split in the vertebrae. Very little else is known of nameless internal anatomy due to their enhanced bodies. A defining feature of all nameless societies is their fusion with clothing. There are no records of a nameless without a full body suit that remains on apparently their entire lives. This clothing supports sensory, sexual, defensive, manipulative, feeding and filtration systems to support the hosts. Nameless are extremely pathophobic and many live as immortals in sterilized artificial habitats. They are able to live in close proximity to other species, yet they do so reclusively. Due to the advanced age of some individuals, they are trusted as record keepers of historic events. They also seem to have great interest in maintaining planetary biospheres, although very few nameless can be persuaded to actually slither onto a disease-ridden planet.

(Top Right) Nop’op: Nop’ops are a species originating from a carbon planet. They are carbon/water based life forms which incorporate arsenic and sulfur into their metabolisms as well. They are octopods with two pairs of walking legs. Two arms, ending in hands with one finger and two thumbs, are used in manipulation. Nop’ops also possess a pair of limbs with membranes adapted for gliding in the thick atmosphere of their home world. Their sucker-like mouths are able to inhale fungi, slime molds, and round-cut pieces of flesh for sustenance. They are able to produce very long, loud and complex sounds with twin vocal resonating pouches n their throats. They speak a phonemic language which they listen to with three ears atop their heads. Nop’ops do not possess eyes and are mainly nocturnal. The sonic globe, centered in the sound-funneling ear lobes, contains three pairs of inner ear systems tuned to different frequencies. These also send signals for echolocation. The ruff on their neck is composed of feather-like filaments that interlock into intricate microscopic patterns designed to resonate when scanned by powerful sonar pings. The resulting sonic echoes create a confusing fractal sonar image. This was used as a defense in prehistory, and is now designed to be aesthetic in modern culture.

(Lower Left) Beezon: The beezons are a large herbivorous species from a world once covered in water. Their home planet has low gravity which allowed the atmosphere to leak into space over billions of years. Beezon civilization blossomed just as the atmosphere began to become too thin to maintain their form of life. They evolved with two pairs of powerful lungs to breathe the thinning air. Beezons spend much of their time in water, and their nostrils are located on the top of their heads. They also possess two miniature lunglets at the back of the skull to provide air for extended dives. They also have a limited ability to absorb oxygen directly from the water through their tough, porous skins. The large gland at the top of the head is an olfactory organ that has adapted to be efficient in a thin atmosphere. Tiny pumps and passageways within the gland accelerate particles to be beamed directly towards others as a form of communication. The double chin below the gland is covered in primitive photoreceptors. Two trunks, evolved from vestigial mouths, support four hooked claws each to provide manipulation. The body is supported by three legs. Beezons are hermaphrodites. As beezon civilization discovered their atmosphere was fading, they managed to construct sealed domes and underground waterways and caverns to survive in. In modern times, the atmosphere has been completely removed by both natural and technical means. Beezons favor strict system of hierarchy in their societies. Much of what they consider art would be merely practical to other species, such as working or producing something useful. War and dueling is an intensely personal custom to a beezon, and one will gladly fight to the death to defend er status and position in their system.

(Bottom Right) Geckerill: Geckerills originally evolved on a chlorine world. They evolved as trap-making fish eaters and scavengers dwelling within the huge swamps of their home world. They are slow moving on land, and often walk along the bottoms of waterways using their tentacles to pull themselves along. These four, muscular trunks possess manipulating pads. The two thick, short legs used for support on land are concealed by the folds of fat and fur covering their lower bodies. This fur provides a home for symbiotic algae and attracts certain species of fish used in domestication. The back of a geckerill is protected by a light, but strong shell formed from ossified layers of cartilage. The neck is semi-telescopic, and contains gills. At the cephalon are the coiled braincase, air-breathing nostrils, single armored eyestalk, and telescoping mouth with specialized teeth for catching prey. Geckerills are a tri-gendered race with the third, non-sophont gender serving as a host for the offspring. They are a patient, and naturally long-lived species. This has allowed them to become natural conspirators in modern society. They are also capable of taking advantage of any opportunity with great speed and enthusiasm. One of the favorite pastimes of many geckerills is participation in extremely complicated and drawn-out social games. Under various governments, these could be linked to politics, economics, or general social well-being.
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Utterly,utterly alien.
The Beezon remind me of one of the alien races in Olaf Stapledon's STAR MAKER. This species came -and went- before man evolved on earth. Their world had the same problem, gradual loss of atmosphere.

Having adapted as far as they could naturally, they were preparing to tackle artificial means to stop the loss of atmosphere. A world war, however, closed the "window". The scientists and the resourses needed that could solve the situation perished. In the time needed to restore the lost knowledge, resourses, etc., the atmosphere deteriorated past any possible reversal.

Stapledon's wild imagination made this novel a classic, along with his 2 Last & First Men epics.
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kaijusaurus387 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They all kind of look things out an H. P. Lovecraft novel.
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Transapient Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013

Never heard that description of some of my aliens before!  XD  I guess they kinda do.  (smile)

 

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kaijusaurus387 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mmm Hmm
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Tektalox Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool, as usual.

I like the Giger-esque design of the nameless. I guess you watched “Prometheus” before you drew this, I’m I right?
Why are these things nameless, don´t they have a concept of names?

The Nop´ops are just epic! I like the funny sucker mouth and those weird ears. The sonar fractal-thingy really fascinated me! How could you come up with something so weird like this?
And can I incorporate the “sonar-fractal”-concept into one of my own creatures?

The story with the Beezon planet was interesting; it was a very good deconstruction of the habitability of small low-gravity planets. I’m glad that our global problems (the greenhouse effect) are not as bad as the Beezon´s.
For some reason, the olfactory communication organ reminds me of Hal Clement´s “Uncommon Sense”.
And their sense of art: XD. I can imagine one of them saying “This must be the best work of art EVER, a simple small SWISS ARMY KNIFE!”

And the geckerills look kind of funny. Can you give me one example of how their social games work and what is that pillar-thing?
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Transapient Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Thanks.

Actually, no, I don't really know what you are refering to there. They have an extreamly rapid language based on microwave radiation. They perceive things as relevant to everyhing else. So is a rock on a certain patch of ground were to be moved to another patch of ground, it would be identified with a difference. So they do not give fixed definitions to any one thing at any one place or time. All is Nameless.

I just sorta thought of it one time. Since it is theoretically possible, I see no reason you can't think of your own applications to this phenomenon.

Indeed, I was inturiged by the that notion, and probably thought about that while imagining the beezons. Oh yes! They would certainly find human tool, which are mixed with our sense of aesthetics, interesting and oddly beautiful.

Yeah, that was intentional. A geckerill game may take place over the course of certain marks of their calender, such as months or years. Others could be help for the duration of astronomical or geographical events. They would weave their social profiles in various aspects to various theames. Some of the 'player's' actions may seem scandalous to us. Anyway, the pillar thing is a fancey eating tray filled with chorinated Earth pool-water, which is intoxicating to them. There may also be some herbal plants or bits of fermented fleash in the soup.

Thanks for questioning commenting! (smile)

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Orionide5 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Pool water as an addictive drug? :D Once I imagined an alien race that visited Earth and became addicted to the chlorophyl in vegetables. Who knows, right? And is the Geckerill third gender (the surrogate-female, I guess) some sort of polyp stage, or just a less intelligent animal of their species?
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Transapient Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Haha, indeed! The Geckerill's third gender is basically a surrogate mother, the "womb maiden". I think that, up to a point, the WM and the egg-producing female are actually the same, until puberty. The WM stops developing mentally and is driven by th maternal instinct. The ones that become egg-producers compete with each other over the WMs as the males shepard and care for them. I think that's my most recent updated theory on Geckerill reproduction.

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indigomagpie Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Do they have three sets of genes, then, with the male, female and WM all contributing one?
Or does the WM maybe use retroviruses to insert bits of her DNA into the genomes of her young?
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Transapient Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
They do use a triple-gene system, but the WM's contribution is peripheral in comparison to the male and female's.

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space-commander Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
All of these are cool. Nop'op is my favorite
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
very cool love you're aliens a lot i think my favourite is the Nop’op but they're all really awesome
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Transapient Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Thank you. (smile)

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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Youre very welcome keep up the epicosity
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Transapient Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Very well then!

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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
XD
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BrooksLeibee Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Photographer
Sawweeeet!! Been a while since I've seen your work!
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Transapient Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Thanks! Yeah, been a bit busy with other apects of life. Anyway, can you guess as to which one of these represents the chimera I asked yo about?

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BrooksLeibee Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Photographer
I'm guessing it's either the Nameless creature, or the Geckeri.
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Transapient Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
It's the Geckerill! Nice guesses. (smile)

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BrooksLeibee Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Photographer
Geckerill*!
Sorry for misspelling. baha
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Transapient Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Indeed. You shall burn for that! (joke)

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BrooksLeibee Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Photographer
hahaha I know. xD
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