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Xindi Insectoids

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Universe : Prime Timeline
Species Name : Xindi Insectoids1
Political Affiliation : Xindi1
Quadrant : Alpha

The alien probe which launched a devastating attack on earth was, initially at least, a total mystery. No trace of it's area of origin could be found, and no clue as to who had sent it.

Fortunately, the mystery was soon resolved at least in part. Information from the Suliban indicated that a species called the Xindi had sent the probe. The NX class Enterprise was sent to locate the Xindi in a region of space called "The Expanse", a dangerous area filled with anomalies.2


The Xindi proved to be not one but five separate intelligent species, all of which had evolved on a single planet.3 The five had evolved a complex relationship over time, with alliances forming and shifting constantly. Wars between two or more members were not unknown, and indeed one such war had resulted in the destruction of the Xindi homeworld - and the extinction of a sixth branch of the species, the Avians.4

Resembling a Humanoid version of an ant, the Xindi Insectoids were typically arrogant and aggressive. They were one of the groups which pushed strongly for the attack on Earth, and on the Enterprise during it's mission to make contact with them.3 Insectoids live for only about 12 years. They are genderless, and all Insectoids are capable of laying eggs. The eggs have an unusual defence mechanism - they can spray a substance on anybody who approaches which causes the person to become 'imprinted' on the eggs, developing a highly exaggerated sense of protectiveness towards them.1

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References

# Series Season Source Comment
1 ENT 3 Hatchery
2 ENT 2 The Expanse
3 ENT 3 The Xindi
4 ENT 3 The Shipment
Series : ENT Season 3 (Disc 5)
Episode : Hatchery
Series : ENT Season 2 (Disc 6)
Episode : The Expanse
Series : ENT Season 3 (Disc 1)
Episode : The Xindi
Series : ENT Season 3 (Disc 2)
Episode : The Shipment


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