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Animorphs Races: Hawjabran by Monster-Man-08 Animorphs Races: Hawjabran by Monster-Man-08
A space-faring race, the Hawjabrans have an unusual non-centralized brain. Whereas ours is all located in our skulls, Hawjabrans brain-lobes are scattered across it's body (a bit like that old, now debunked idea that Stegosaurs had a second brain in their hips). Due to this "scatter-brain," they are useless as hosts for the mind-controlling Yeerks (who killed a large number of Hawjabrans upon this "discovery").

BOOK: The Hork-Bajir Chronicles
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Xhodocto385 Featured By Owner May 20, 2016
neat species, i like the scatter-brain concept and those eyes with cyborg-like pupils,
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Dalek1965 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Considering that their freighter ships seem to resemble the Enterprise, they must have seen Star Trek at some point.
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TornadoWraith88 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
:D
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astrofire Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
I mean that would be an really interesting way for a creature to develop!
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astrofire Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
Is it just me or does that thing look like a large intestine!?
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Playerking Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
Many insects like roaches for example have thier brain spread about. It's because of this that if you behead a cockroach the only reason it eventually dies is from starving to death.
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Maple--wolf Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
An interesting thing is that octopuses have 2/3 of their central nervous system outside their main brain, located mostly in their arms. So this isn't quite as far-fetched as you'd think.
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BoogaBoogaBooga Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
i wonder is hawjabrans went to a high gravity planet. That might end up with them sliding across the ground with their puny little arms(or legs)
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Casundia Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
I would think that hawjabrans would be categorized as aliens without a proper description, because the only description of them as organisms was the fact that their brains are scattered around their bodies in nodes; Hardly a description of what they would look like from the outside, unless you drew little brain nodes on their skin.

In any case, it looks very, very good. I am, however, puzzled as to how its body does anything. How does it eat? More obviously, how does it move? Those robotic limbs don't look strong enough to carry that fat body. Does it slither like a snake or slug? If so, the robotic limbs look like they would get in the way. I'm willing to accept that a creature CAN look like that, I just want an explanation as to how it survives, and how its body serves its ecological niche.

It seems to me that the creature design wasn't well thought out. It is, however, very well presented, and it looks great.
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Monster-Man-08 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
The Hawjabrans were going to be skipped at first, but someone suggested it and I somehow got a picture of one in my head.

I was going for a creature adapted for zero/low gravity, where the arms didn't support the full weight, and it's tail ends in a clawed suction-cup for when it needs to sleep. (Also, it is actually wearing a cyborg suit, you can faintly see the "real" body inside)

It's mouth is near the first pair of limbs, right behind that big metal plate, which is something of an air-lock/mouth (meaning food is basically sucked into it's mouth).
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Casundia Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
That makes sense. That actually makes a lot of sense.

I was actually curious as to what the suction-cup and mouth-airlock were, but I felt that bringing them up would have made the comment unnecessarily long......Well, more so.

Anyway, the whole "low-gravity" bit makes sense, and I'm a little stumped as to why you didn't include that in the description in the first place.

I don't suppose we'll ever get to see it without its suit. That would be cool, though.

Looking forward to the nesk!
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Lazarus90 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
Hey, wait a second! Didn't Ax say in #8 that they looked somewhat like a Klingon? That looks nothing like a Klingon, though good. ;)
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Monster-Man-08 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
Ongachic's are the Klingon-like aliens, not the Hawjabrans.
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Lazarus90 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Ohhhh yeahhh now I 'member.
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Casundia Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
Actually, no.

Ax said that the Enterprise looked like a hawjabran freighter, and that a klingon, probably Worf, looked like a female ongachic.
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PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
I wonder how they "think".
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Monster-Man-08 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
I'm guessing only one brain section does the thinking, while the other lobes control various bodily functions (like one lobe controls the digestive tracks, another controls breathing, etc.).
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PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
Yeah, probably.
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aaawhyme Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
As always: AWESOME!
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