The Bem are a race of all-female alien scientists from the world of Argentium, which, unlike most planets, is shaped like a wheel or ring.

Biology[edit | edit source]

Members of this species are female hairless bipeds with four arms, green skin, four-fingered hands and large eyes.

Culture and society[edit | edit source]

As a race, they pursue scientific knowledge, and are not above interfering with the affairs of other species. Their government is called the Argentium High Command.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

  • Sonic the Hedgehog, Archie Comics

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The name of this species is a reference to the famous acronym "B.E.M." for "bug-eyed monsters"; once a popular way to refer to alien creatures, in the same vein as "E.T.' (extraterrestrial) or "L.G.M." (little green men).
  • Their wheel-shaped homeworld of Argentium may have been inspired by the eponymous location in Larry Niven's Ringworld.
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