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Universe : Prime Timeline
Species Name : Medusan1
Quadrant : Alpha

A species known as one of the great contrasts of the galaxy; the thoughts of the Medusans are considered to be the most sublime and beautiful in the entire galaxy, but their physical appearance is so ugly that simply looking at a Medusan is extremely dangerous. Human beings are driven insane by even the smallest glimpse of one, and will often become raving maniacs as a result. In some cases, death by widespread organ failure has been known to follow. The mental discipline possessed by Vulcans allows them to look at a Medusan safely, if it is done through a specially constructed visor. In very rare cases, non-Vulcans trained in Vulcan methods have been able to do the same.1

Medusans are telepathic, and although establishing a telepathic link with another species is very difficult for them, this is their only method of communication. They are unable to vocalise or communicate by other methods, even with a universal translator. Medusans are also known for their extraordinary ability as navigators.1

The image shown depicts a Medusan travelling box. For safety reasons we cannot show you an actual Medusan.1


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References

# Series Season Source Comment
1 TOS 3 Is There in Truth no Beauty?
Series : TOS Season 3 (Disc 1)
Episode : Is There in Truth no Beauty?


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