Awesome / Star Control

  • Arguably, the Ur-Quan's escape from the Dnyarri, which they achieve by breaking their mind control through constant excruciating pain.
  • The Spathi. A cowardly little meta-mollusc can't be much of a threat, can it? Well... Their cowardice drove them to advancing from bronze to nuclear power in under 100 years. When they started exploring the stars, they developed the Eluder, a Lightning Bruiser that can hold its own against Kohr-Ah Marauders.
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