Species 8472 is the apex of
biological evolution. First encountered, and indeed named, by the
Borg, Species 8472 exists within a parallel
universe of fluidic space.
Threatened by Borg assimilation,
species 8472 showed that resistance is never futile, and after
fighting off the Borg invasion, they passed into our universe
whereupon they destroyed millions of Borg drones, hundreds of
planets, countless cubes and threatened the existence of all
At least two metres tall when
fully extended, the creatures are extremely flexible and
incredibly strong; able to easily penetrate forcefields and ship
bulkheads, capable of knocking their enemies about with precision
Among many abilities, the species
display advanced telepathy and an ability to survive in a vacuum.
Existing as one with their ships, which are themselves made from
the same biological structure as Species 8472, both are able to
regenerate themselves at will.
Temporarily defeated by the crew
of Voyager and forced back into fluidic space,
they remain a species best avoided.