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A Metaphite is a gigantic grub-like alien organism which grows inside a cocoon for 130 years before emerging.

BiologyEdit

Metaphites are described as being like a living, breathing nuclear reactor, burning up bio-fusionable reserves and producing high levels of radiation; enough to render the atmosphere of an entire planet inhospitable for other life forms.

Cultural significanceEdit

Metaphites are used by a race of nomadic aliens called Vexrons to xenoform Earth-like planets and turn them into radioactive wastelands which only the Vexrons themselves can thrive in.

A Vexron agent is tasked with finding a suitable location for and guarding the Metaphite cocoon during its maturation period of 130 years (which isn't terribly long for a Vexron, as they live for nearly a millennium).

AppearancesEdit

  • Men in Black: The Series, s03e05, "The Way Out West Syndrome" (1999)
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