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Proplydian

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Universe : Prime Timeline
Species Name : Proplydian1
Quadrant : Other

A gigantic spacegoing life form, the Proplydian was an entire living solar system. It was comprised of a star surrounded by a protoplanetary disc. Though the elements of the disc remained physically separate, they interacted magnetically to make up a collective organism. Each element was coated in bioneural compounds, exchanging stimulus and response with one another through electro-magnetic interactions akin to a nervous system. Acting in concert they could modulate the system's magnetic field, turning the star into a propulsion unit by triggering stellar flares and directing them as a plasma engine. The creature also used mutual repulsion between the disc elements to keep them from accreting into planets.1

The Proplydian supported a whole ecosystem of spacegoing life forms in symbiotic and parasitic relationships. Many fed on the hydrogen of the drive exhaust, or the organic compounds and heavy elements that were present in the disc. Starpeelers, Sailseeds, Spinners and Space Jellyfish all fed from the Proplydian, whilst Crystalline Entities and other predators came to prey on those and other life forms around the Proplydian.1

The USS Titan encountered a Proplydian in 2380. To date it is the only known example of such a creature.1

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# Series Season Source Comment
1 Star Trek : Titan, Book 3 - Orions Hounds
Novel : Star Trek : Titan, Book 3 - Orions Hounds


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