List of alien races in DC Comics is a list of fictional extraterrestrial races that have appeared in comic book titles published by DC Comics, as well as properties from other media that are listed below, with appropriately brief descriptions and accompanying citations.
There are countless different extraterrestrial races in the DC Comics universe. The vast majority are humanoid in structure.
The United Planets is a fictional governing body which is active starting in the 21st century all the way to the 31st Century. The planets of the Solar System and Htrae are known members alongside the artificial planet-sized satellites, the buffer planets that were seeded by Mon-El, and the neighboring empires.
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The 5th Dimensional Imps appear in Supergirl.
The Adaptoids were blob-like creatures in the vicinity of the star Arcturus that traveled to Earth-One in attempt to wipe out the human race. Able to adapt to any threat, they were defeated by the Justice League when they were exposed to the Thanagarian equalizing disease.
The Aellans are the yellow-skinned reptilian humanoid peoples of Aello (Stormswift), Demonia, Harpis and Doc of Aello were all members of the Omega Men.
The Alien Invaders are the nameless primary antagonists of Armageddon: The Alien Agenda.
The Almeraci are a humanoid race of technologically advanced warriors with psionic abilities similar to those of the Euphorix. The Almeraci are ruled by the House of the Blood Royale, a matriarchy of superpowered monarchs who maintain their bloodline and psionic status through selective breeding. The Almeraci choose mates through ceremonial gladiatorial competitions; whichever male can defeat a prospective female in battle earns her hand in marriage. This species is represented by Maxima - Queen of Almerac - as well as her handmaiden Sazu and her onetime betrothed Ultraa.
The Aloi are blue-skinned aliens with ridged foreheads. The Aloi are at war with the Margoi over a device known as the "Grayl". They were represented by Tumlat.
The Alstairans of Alstair are one of four technologically advanced and constantly at war spacefaring races native to the Antares system. The most well known Alstairan is their ruler, the alien plant elemental known as Hyathis. Alstairans are plantlike humanoids with leaves instead of hair.
The Anasazi in the DC Comics Universe were resettled to planet Starhaven, represented by Dawnstar.
The Andromedans of the Andromeda Galaxy are a race of superhumans similar to Kryptonians and Daxamites. They have red hair, albino skin and blue eyes. One of the Andromedans named Karb-Brak was exiled to Earth because he developed an allergy to superhuman metabolisms, he took the human identity of construction worker Andrew Meda. Superman and Vartox eventually cure Karb-Brak and return him to his homeworld.
The Angtuans are inhabitants of the planet Angtu, a world with a thick, noxious atmosphere. Angtu was ultimately destroyed in the 30th century by the mutated native Mano.
The Anunnake are reptilian aliens who claim to have killed off the dinosaurs; they are also known as the Hunter/Gatherers.
The Anndrann are green-skinned military geniuses from Anndranna who were later banished to Bellatrix and are famed for their weapons of war. Iron has a deleterious effect on their cognitive abilities.
The Appellaxians of Appellax are a race of technologically advanced energy aliens from the planet Appellax with the ability to create powerful artificial host bodies for their minds. The four Appellaxians that invaded created bodies that were named Golden Roc (a golden bird-like monster), Wood King (a humanoid wood monster who had power over wood), Stone-God (a humanoid rock monster that can shoot Kryptonite beams from its eyes), Crystal Creature (a humanoid crystal monster who can fire diamond shards), Fire-Lord (a humanoid fire monster with pyrokinesis), Glass-Man (a humanoid glass monster with energy projection), and Mercury Monster (a living pool of mercury). Each of them can turn other beings into the beings of their respectful elements. It is because of them that the Justice League first came together. The Appellaxians were defeated by the Justice League.
The Appellaxians appear in Young Justice. In the episode "Alienated", the bodies of the Appellaxians are displayed in the Hall of Justice. In "Salvage", Bruno Mannheim used an Apokoliptan device to combine the residual energy in the Appellaxian husks of Golden Roc, Wood God, Stone God, Crystal Creature, and Mercury Monster and combine them into an Appellaxian Golem which he planned to have it be an enforcer for Intergang. When it arrived in Arlington, the Appellaxian Golem destroyed the remote control that Bruno Mannheim was using to control it and went on a rampage into a nuclear power plant. When Superboy and Blue Beetle speak with it upon being persuaded to stand down, the Appellaxian Golem was destroyed by a sonic blast from Black Beetle.
The Aipitons are the presumed name of a species of small flying insects of the planet Apaiton. They are represented by the deceased Green Lantern Bzzd.
The Aquoids are natives of planet Beltair IV.
The Aranes of Arane II are a race of light blue-skinned, white-haired humanoids, with tiny blue protruding horns on their foreheads. Rolind Siepur of Arane II is a member of the Dark Circle.
The Ardenans are the presumed name of a sentient race of humanoids with orange scaly skin from the planet Arden. They are represented by the deceased Green Lanterns Lodar and Meeno Monak.
The Astonians are a minor alien race under a once dying star saved by the Blue Lantern Saint Walker upon facing extinction. Saint Walker is of this race.
The Azarathians are people belonging to the parallel universe of Azarath. Raven is an Azarathian.
The Barrions of Barrio III are silicon-based lifeforms. They are represented by the Green Lantern known as Chaselon.
The Bellatrix Bombers are alien warlords featured in Green Lantern (vol. 3) #20.
The Bgztlians are humans who share the same metahuman talent, the ability to become intangible. Bgztl is an ancient colony of Earth. Phantom Girl of the Legion of Super-Heroes is their representative.
The Blight are a cybernetic race whose bodies are composed of rotting flesh from Legion of Super-Heroes.
The eight Bloodline Parasites were extraterrestrial lifeforms capable of accidentally activating the human metagene during the act of feeding on human spinal fluid. All Parasites had dense exoskeletons and were incredibly strong, they all had the ability to duplicate human form.
The Braalians are humans who share the same metahuman talent, the ability to manipulate local electromagnetic fields. They reside on the ancient Earth colony of Braal. Cosmic Boy and Magno of the Legion of Super-Heroes are their representatives.
The Brain-Parasites of Planet X hail from Planet X and use powerful Knowledge-Extractors to steal knowledge from other races.
The Branx of Emana Branx are a gray-skinned race of dull-witted, four-armed warriors who serve the Citadelians. Native to the Vega star system.
The Brylyx are white-skinned aliens featured in Green Lantern: Mosaic.
The Bolovax Vikians are highly communal and technologically advanced Bolovax Vikians of Bolovax Vik are a dead race. Kilowog of the Green Lantern Corps is the last surviving member of this species.
The Bugs of New Genesis are an insectoid race who were spread on New Genesis during their war with Apokolips. They are a society of humanoid bugs that thrive in colonies beneath the surface of the planet. There is occasionally prejudice between these two races, as many of the gods consider the bug-people to be a lesser species. Forager and Mantis the most prominent member of the race.
The Cairnians are members of L.E.G.I.O.N.
The Calatonians are an ancient monarchy on the planet Calaton ravaged by the Doomsday creature.
The Canopians are a member of Atari Force. Canopians such as Morphea are from New Earth in a parallel universe.
The Carggites are humans who share the same metahuman talent, the ability to triplicate themselves. They come from the ancient Earth colony of Cargg. Triplicate Girl of the Legion of Super-Heroes is their representative.
Main article: The Cathexis
The Cathexis are a race of alien super-scientists from the "sixth dimension" who created self-aware reality endangering technology.
The Changralynians of Changralyn are a race of silicon-based pacifists, they are represented by Broot of the Omega Men.
The Children of Tanjent are a psionic race.
The peaceful insectoid Circadians of Circadia established a joint human/Circadian settlement in the 30th Century known as Pax Colony. The best known Circadian representative is Circadia Senius, a Chronarch Research Fellow at the Metropolis Time Institute and a friend of Brainiac 5.
The Citadelians of the Citadel are a race of sadistic imperialistic clones, whose intellect and genetic viability degrades with each newly cloned generation. The former tyrant rulers of the Vega star system are now an Empire in decline. The Citadelians use Gordanians and Branx Warriors as their enforcers; they have a limited mastery of Psion technology.
The Clementians of Clementia are also known as "Black Mercies". The Green Lantern known as Mother Mercy is the caretaker and ruler of the Clementian race.
The Coluans of Colu are a pretercognitive species, one of the most technologically advanced in the known universe. They are most notably represented by the various men and women who hold the title of Brainiac.
The Competalians of Competalia are a race of people empowered by the discovery of their equivalent of the metagene. They recently overthrew the tyrant known as Anathema. Similar in concept to the Inhumans from Marvel Comics.
The Controllers are a Maltusin descended race, cousins of similar offshoot races such as the Oans and Zamarons.
The Council of Overseers are a trio of aliens that somehow got hold of Warworld until they handed it over to Mongul.
The Criq are the presumed name of a grey skinned humanoid species with wide eyes from a planet of the same name. They are represented by the now deceased Green Lantern Driq.
The Cthistosians are the presumed name of a species of red skinned humanoid amphibians that apparently secreted an aroma that was unpleasant to humans. They are represented by the deceased Green Lantern Chthos-Chthas Chthatis.
The Culacaons of Culacao are a strange example of a deliberately engineered lifeform. The Culacaon sexes exhibit wildly separate phenotypes, the yellow-skinned males are humanoids, and the females appear to be giant molluscs. The females have a sensitive membrane in their shells that, when stabbed by the males, causes the females to become dormant and undergo mitosis; newborn males are then cut out of the newly budded section.
The C'ythonisians are the presumed name of a simian species from the planet C'ythonis. The deceased Green Lantern Myrrt was a member of this species.
The Czarnians are a critically endangered race of red-eyed, white-skinned humanoids. A peaceful and educated species, the Czarnians were all but wiped out when one of their own - Lobo - decimated their homeworld of Czarnia as part of a "high school science experiment" gone wrong. While their attributes differ between continuities, Czarnians - by way of Lobo - are mostly depicted as exhibiting super strength and durability coupled with accelerated healing. Lobo's most prolific trait is his ability to create clones of himself with only a few drops of blood.
The Daxamites are a race who originate from the planet Daxam, with physiology similar to Kryptonians. This enables them to gain special abilities in a yellow-sun environment, yet they have extreme sensitivity to lead.
The Debstams of Debstam IV are a race of humanoids who were wiped out by a pandemic brought to their world by the tyrant Mongul.
The Dheronians are a race of white-eyed, white-skinned humanoids introduced in the Earth One continuity. Hailing from Dheron, the fifth world of the Rao star system, the Dheronians were locked in an ongoing war for resources with the neighboring world of Krypton and had a hand in the planet's fate. As they share the same star as Krypton, their physiology functions in much the same way with only several notable differences; absorbing energy from foreign stars to exhibit super strength and invulnerability. While still strong, their technology is still vulnerable to Krypton's.
The Dhorians of Dhor are one of four technologically advanced and constantly at war spacefaring races native to the Antares system. The infamous Kanjar Ro is Dhorian. Dhorians have large insectlike compound eyes and prominently pointed noses.
The Diibs are a race of massive and nearly indestructible denizens of Diibworld, home of L.E.G.I.O.N. member Bertron Diib.
The Djinn are race of alien warriors who tried to invade Oa led by Kantuu.
The Doda are a race of aliens in the 30th century.
Main article: Dominators (DC Comics)
The Dominators of the Dominion are a race of conquerors who destroy what they cannot dominate. Their mastery of advanced science, specifically the "metagene" rivals the talents of the Psions.
The Dokris are a race of green-skinned aliens with advanced time travel technology; they altered Earth's past in order to invade and conquer the planet in the year 2287. They were defeated by Kid Flash (Wally West).
The Draal are alien invaders of Sector 3515.
The Dromedanians a camel-like humanoid race native to the 30th Century. Captain Brakta, an ally of the Legion of Super-Heroes, hails from Dromedania.
The Dryads are a race of silicon-based lifeforms, represented by Strata and Blok.
The Duomalians are a race of gray-skinned humanoids who inhabit the "Mirror World", a fourth dimensional universe also inhabited by the Amazonlike Orinocas. Duomal was discovered and renamed by Giovanni Zatara, in honor of its co-rulers Queen Duora and Queen Mulano. Duomal was originally known as Thrule.
The Durlans are an infamous and much-feared race of xenophobic shapeshifters native to the planet Durla. Chameleon Boy and Chameleon Girl of the Legion of Super-Heroes are their representatives. The Legion of Super-Heroes' financier R. J. Brande was also a Durlan who was trapped in human form due to the deadly Yorggian fever.
The Dyrlians of Dyrlia are an orange-skinned humanoid alien race who sent their genetically engineered savior the "Star-Child" to Earth, so that he could be raised by Superman and Supergirl. The Star-Child matured into an adult in twenty-four hours.
The Earthlings are the names given to the inhabitants of the planets Earth. The dominant life form on the planet are Human, a species of bipedal sapient beings with varying hues of skin. They have the genetic potential to gain amazing powers thanks to the Meta-Gene. They have also split into sub-species such as the Atlanteans and the Amazons.
The Empire of Tears is an alien empire on the prison planet Ysmault.
The En'tarans are a race of would-be conquerors who decimated much of Rann in their quest to acquire Zeta-Beam technology.
The Euphorians are a race of telepathic and telekinetic humanoids from the planet Euphorix in the Vega star system. They are represented by Primus and Kalista of the Omega Men.
The Exorians are aliens from the planet Exor. They are represented by a pair of Exorian metas named Zan and Jayna (the Wonder Twins), two of the ten hereditary protectors of Exor. The "Ten Elements of the Universe" is the name given to a group of five pairs of royal twins on Exor, each pair possesses elemental powers including fire, love, vapors, plants, sound, metal, and shadows.
The Farfarmniflatch are a race of shapeshifters. Monstergirl of the Young Heroes has been revealed to be one of them.
The Femiazons are a race from Trigus VIII.
The Fire People are alien beings of living fiery plasma, who arrive on a comet. They are defeated by the Justice Society of America.
The Flame Men were extraterrestrials that were Humanoid fire people, that seemed to be made of, or at least able to project thermokinetic energy.
The Fluvians of the planet Fluvian are a form of aquatic plant-based life. Dob Zagil of Fluvian later became a Green Lantern.
The Fresishs of Fresish are a race of insectoids. Gorgoth of Fresish is a member of the Dark Circle.
The Fylipians are the presumed name of a species from planet Fylip in Sector 2813. Tammal Tayn of the Orange Lantern Corps is a member of this race.
The G'Newtians are a race of humanoid canines. G'nort is a member of this race.
The Galadorians of Galador have lifespans measured in tens of thousands of years, and have power over matter and energy. Bed Aldain of Galador is their representative on Earth where he works as a shepherd in fields just outside Metropolis.
The Garrians are the presumed name of a snake-like race from the planet Garr. A Red Lantern Corps member of this race was seen in a possible future where Guy Gardner becomes a Blue Lantern.
The Giants of Dimension Zero are a technologically advanced, extra-dimensional species discovered by Green Arrow and his sidekick Speedy. They also meet Xeen Arrow, an alternate version of Green Arrow native to Dimension Zero.
The Giants of Ogyptu are blue-skinned nude giants on the planet Ogyptu in the Vega star system. Time appears to pass much slower for them than it does for other species, and they are, for all intents and purposes, immortal.
The Gil'Dishpan are the oldest and most powerful, imperialistic, spacefaring, aquatic extraterrestrial race in the DC Comics Universe. They appear to be purple giant tube worms, and are powerful telepaths. The Gil'Dishpan have taken an interest in younger aquatic races such as the Hykraians, the Qarians and the Atlanteans of Earth. The Gil'Dishpan were responsible for uplifting the Hykraians and giving them the gift of interstellar travel. Their homeworld is a frozen planet with methane oceans similar to the lakes of Titan.
The Glazzonions are a race of grey skinned humanoids with flat, almost snout like faces and no noses. The deceased Green Lantern Ahtier was a member of this race.
The Glirell are the presumed name of a near-human species of pacifists from a planet of the same name. They are represented by the deceased Green Lantern Jeryll.
The Gordanians are a race of reptilian alien slavers who have colonized the planet Karna and served the Citadel; enemies of the Karnans, the native werefeline race which they hunted to near-extinction.
The Graxions are an elf-like race from Space Sector 2815; (see Green Lantern Arisia Rrab) located near the constellation Gemini.
The Grendians are robotic beings capable of self-awareness and emotion. Stel of the Green Lantern Corps hails from Grenda.
The Griks are a race of amphibian spacefaring roboticists who are allies of Rann; they were contracted to use their robots in Rann's mines.
The Grolls are alien invaders with cerebro-radiation rays.
The Gryxians are a yellow-skinned humanoid race from Gryx. Stealth from L.E.G.I.O.N. was a member of this race and was cast out of her society because she was born with special powers.
The Guardians of the Clockwork Universe are a mysterious group that once recruited Captain Comet in their goals in protecting "the Clockwork Universe"(not to be confused with the Oan Guardians).
The H'od are 'would be' galactic conquerors.
Main article: H'San Natall
The H'San Natall Empire is the home of a powerful warrior race, which forced a group of captive Psion scientists to create superhuman hybrids of the human and H'San Natall races. These four hybrid children later joined the Teen Titans.
The H'tros are a mechanical race who seeks destruction of all organic life, and aided the Cyborg Superman in capturing Superman.
The Halla's are a race of green-skinned aliens from Sector 2814, they wore purple and black uniforms with no insignia. The Halla's served as enforcers for the Oans in the transition period between the Manhunters and the Green Lantern Corps. Instead of power rings the Halla's were given the stun guns and power batteries of the Manhunters.
The Havanians of Havania consists of two races, the angelic upper class and the frog-like lower class. Bleez of the Red Lantern Corps is a Havanian.
The Hators are from the ruined planet Hator. Badra is the only survivor of her kind and is an enemy of Wonder Woman.
The Headmen are alien leaders whom often refer themselves to their psychic abilities of superior intelligence and enhanced telepathy; they hail from the Vegan star system.
The Hegemony are an alien race of toxic world invaders who pollute planets for bio-chemicals and other resources.
The Hexapuses of Vortuma are a race of six-legged intelligent purple cephalopods encountered by Aquaman. He was transported to their world by technology similar to the Zeta-Beams used by Adam Strange. The Hexapuses communicate using vibrations through water; their word for water is "Vortum". They have advanced communications technology, and can focus aquatic vibrations around their tentacles to create "water tornadoes".
The Htraeans of the topologically impossible planet Htrae are also known as Bizarros. Like Bizarro, their lifestyle is backwards.
The Hykraians are amphibious telepaths from the water world of Hykraius. Tellus, a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes, is their representative.
The Icoids are former natives of Jupiter's moons, who later moved to the rings of Saturn. They and the Thermoids originated outside the Solar System.
The Imperiex Probes make up the body of a hive-intelligence led by a cosmic being known as Imperiex.
The Imskians are humans who share the same metahuman talent, the ability to shrink. They come from the ancient Earth colony Imsk. Shrinking Violet of the Legion of Super-Heroes is their representative.
The Invisible Raiders are a race of yellow-skinned Saturnians with abilities similar to the Faceless Hunter.
Little is known of the Jaquaans of the planet Jaquaa. Their sole representative in the 30th Century is Doctor Gym'll, the staff doctor of the Legion of Super-Heroes.
The Jayd are a purple skinned race of humanoids from a planet of the same name. They were represented by disgraced and deceased Green Lanterns Kentor and Laira Omoto.
The Jirenn are a humanoid race from Rojira which represent the Green Lantern Rori Dag.
The Junoans of the asteroid Juno are a race of technologically advanced humanoid aliens. The Junoans are protected by an Atlantean exile named Zarl Vorne who gained Kryptonian-equivalent abilities when in close proximity to the asteroid.
The Kahloans are the indigenous people of the planet Kahlo. Many Kahloans are addicted to Belamort, a psychotropic plant.
The Kalanorians of Kalanor are a purple-skinned, two-eyed race of alien soldiers and sorcerers whose greatest champions are three-eyed mutants empowered by the "Flame of Py'tar". Their current champion and king is the tyrant Despero.
The Kalvars of Kalvar are also known as the "Bird-Man Bandits". They are a species of purple-skinned telepathic humanoids with bird-like wings and feet.
Karna was the home of a races of extraterrestrial werecats known as the Karnans who shared their world with the Gordanians, who hunted them to near-extinction. The only surviving Karnan is Tigorr of the Omega Men.
Main article: Khund
The Khunds are an ancient warrior race from the heavy gravity world of Khundia. Khunds have codified rules of combat. Khund bodies have much denser bone and muscle tissue than humans.
The Kriglo are a race of spider-men native to the planet Mars. The Kriglo have large black spider-like bodies with bald human-like faces, green skin, large fangs, and prehensile green-skinned hands on their forelegs. They called the planet Mars 'Kigor'. Their relation to the other Martians is unknown.
The Klaramarians of Klaramar are a race of yellow-skinned Saturnians possibly descended from the Yellow Martians. Klaramarians all appear to have yellow-orange skin, pointy ears, a total lack of facial features, and are telepaths. The Faceless Hunters are known to be Klaramarians.
The Korugarians of Korugar are a superstitious high technology race. They are represented by Thaal Sinestro, Katma Tui, and Soranik Natu.
The Krells of New Krell are blue-skinned, wrinkly, coneheaded aliens, who live on a Superman-shaped generation ship they call New Krell.
The Krenons are a species of alien brutes and hybrids who have an interest in Almeracian society. Most Krenons are genetically engineered with four arms. Sazu and the warlord De'cine are from this race, but Sazu is created from a slave caste system and is regarded as a hybrid species.
The Krokodilos are a warlike empire which hails from Krokodilo Prime in the Byo system.
Main article: Kroloteans
The Kroloteans of Krolote are a high technology race also known as "Gremlins". They perform illegal genetic experiments on other species and sell the resulting bio-weapons to their clients.
Main article: Kryptonians
The Kryptonians are the alien inhabitants of the destroyed planet Krypton. They are represented on Earth by Superman, Supergirl, the Kandorians, and General Zod and his fellow Phantom Zone inmates.
The Kwai are a race of insectoids from the Second Galaxy, a quadrant of the Legion Universe. Legion member Shikari is a Kwai.
The Lallorans – The Lallorans are humans, some of whom possess metahuman talents, that come from the ancient Earth colony of Lallor. Their representatives are the Heroes of Lallor.
The Largas are an extremely peaceful race that watched over Warworld after the Warzoons were wiped out. The Largas eventually died out too.
The Laroo are a race of religiously fanatical aliens who persecuted the Lasma.
The Lartnecs are a blue-skinned humanoid race. Star Sapphires member Miri Riam hails from Lartnec.
The Lasma (also known as the Ayrie) are a peaceful race of plant-like cosmic beings.
The Lexorians of Lexor are a race of humanoid aliens who believed that Lex Luthor was a hero and that Superman was a villain (they found out that Luthor was really a villain a little too late). Later, Luthor accidentally destroyed the planet while fighting Superman. Luthor, however, irrationally blamed Superman for Lexor's destruction.
The Lizarkons are one of the subject races of the Thanagarian Empire. Their pre-conquest homeworld is located in the Aptilia solar system, a distinction they share with the Manhawks. Their representative is Isamot Kol.
The Llarans of Llar are one of four technologically advanced and constantly at war spacefaring races native to the Antares system. The most well known Llaran is their ruler, Emperor Sayyar. The Llarans are reptilian humanoids.
The Lunarians of Planet Prime are a race of yellow-skinned humanoids who lived in a hollow world complete with an artificial sun, inside of Earth's moon Luna. The Lunarians intended to wipe out humanity in order to expand their empire using their "molecular disruption technology" and "cephalic inhibitors". They are ruled by a government called the Diode, led by Primor-Trena and the Secundus-Ormang. Lunarian molecular disruption weaponry operates in the same spectrum as "red sun radiation" and can theoretically kill Superman. Like Kryptonians, the Lunarians can absorb solar radiation to become superhumanly powered. The Lunarians were forcibly exiled to an artificial planetoid (generation ship), and banished from the Solar System by Superman. The status of their former home inside the hollow Moon is unknown.
The Macrolatts are a tyrant race that enslaved the Zarolatts.
The Maltusians were the progenitors of three of the galaxy's oldest alien societies, the Oans, the Zamarons, and the Controllers. It was on Maltus that the Guard-Power later wielded by the Oans was first discovered.
The Manhawks are one of the subject races of the Thanagarian Empire; they are large hawk-like avians who wear humanoid masks. Their nameless pre-conquest homeworld is located in the Aptilia solar system, a distinction they share with the Lizarkons.
Main article: Manhunters (comics)
The Manhunters are sentient berserker androids, originally created as a force for peace by the Oans until they went rogue. The Manhunters were the prototype for a later group of more controllable robotic enforcers created by the Guardians; these machines were known as the "Fists of the Guardians".
The Margoi are orange-skinned aliens with forehead crests and blue eyes. The Margoi are at war with the Aloi over a device known as the "Grayl". The Margoi are represented by Nemmul.
Main article: Martian (DC Comics)
See also: White Martian
The Martians are the native humanoid species of the planet Mars, known for their incredible psychic powers and shapeshifting abilities. They are split among four ethnic/racial divisions: the Green Martians, represented on Earth by the Martian Manhunter; the Red Martians; the White Martians (aka "Pole Dwellers"), led by the warlord Commander Blanx; and the Yellow Martians.
The Metans are natives of the Meta-Zone are able to pass through the Zero-Zone using M-Vests in order to access Earth. Meta is the home of Rac Shade, also known as Shade, the Changing Man.
The Monguls are the unnamed alien race of technologically advanced, religious fanatics from which the tyrant Mongul was exiled. Mongul was deposed during a revolution led by an ancient mystic known as the Arkymandryte; he fled the theological coup with a small trusted crew whom he later killed.
Main article: Monitors (DC Comics)
The Monitors are a group of ancient cosmic beings from a vast alien civilization who ruled the DC Multiverse for billions of years.
The Monks are a race of squirrel or chipmunk-like aliens from the planet H'lven. Ch'p and Bd'g of the Green Lantern Corps are Monks.
The Mosteelers of Mosteel are one of four technologically advanced and constantly at war spacefaring races native to the Antares system. The most well known Mosteeler is their ruler, the metal-skinned Kromm. The Mosteelers are not robots, but their metabolism appears to have deposited ferrous metals directly into their protective chitinous exoskeletons.
The Muscarian are a race of small, sentient, vaguely humanoid fungi. Amanita of the Green Lantern Corps is a member of this race.
The Mygorg are a brutish green-skinned race which has enslaved the human population of the planet Pytharia, including that planet's ruling elite the Lightning Lords. Pytharia is the extradimensional home of the swordswoman known as Starfire.
The Myrmitons are the blue-skinned rulers of the Myrmiton Star Empire; they attempted a secret invasion of Earth which was foiled by Green Lantern and the Flash.
The N'crons of N'cron are a race of tentacled aliens who closely resemble H.P. Lovecraft's depiction of Cthulhu. Grullug Garkush of N'cron is a member of the Dark Circle.
The Naltorians are humans who share the same metahuman talent, the power of precognition. They come from the ancient Earth colony Naltor. Nura Nal and Mysa Nal of Naltor are members of the Legion of Super-Heroes and are their representatives, while Norak Kun of Naltor is a member of the Dark Circle.
The Naktosians are a race of grey skinned humanoids from the planet Naktos. They live their lives according to a strict set of laws. They are represented by deceased Green Lanterns Ghrelk and Varix.
Main article: New Gods
The New Gods are virtually immortal race of deified humanoids originating from a plane of existence known as the Fourth World and centered on the conflicting planets of New Genesis and Apokolips. The two warring factions are led by the benign Highfather and the ruthless Darkseid respectively. In addition to each planet possessing their own sophisticated technology unique to the two cultures, the New Gods almost innately exhibit super strength and durability. Some may have influence over domains of power such as emotion or energies like the Alpha Effect or Omega Beams.
The Noc'Sagians are a race of beings with enormous heads that comprise most of their body mass. They have three legs to help support this great cranium, and their arms emerge from the sides of their face. They are represented by deceased Green Lanterns Gallius Zed and Cundiff Cood, as well as a new unnamed Noc'Sagian Green Lantern.
The Null-Oids represented by Null-O are artificial beings made of neither matter nor energy. Null-O was sent from the distant future by advanced humans.
The Oans are a Maltusian descended race, cousins of similar offshoot races such as the Zamarons and Controllers. They are also known as the "Guardians of the Universe".
The Obsidian Folk are one of two races native to Stoneworld; they are obsidian-skinned, hairless, tribal humanoids. Kworri of the Obsidian Folk later became a Green Lantern.
The Octi-Apes are a race of sentient aliens that resemble six-armed gorillas. They are represented by Kar-Han who was temporarily stranded on Earth.
The Okaarans of Okaara are the second oldest race in the Vega star system. The Warlords of Okaara studied and perfected all forms of combat in order to protect the once peaceful Okaarans from the Psions.
The Warlords of Okaara appear in the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode "When OMAC Attacks". Batman alongside Hawk and Dove had to stop a war between the Controllers and the Warlords of Okaara.
The Olys are alien invaders of numerous star systems.
The Omegons of Omegon are a race of purple-skinned, four-armed humanoids with a hybrid feudal/technological culture. The murdered hero "Voltro the Champion" was born on Omegon.
The Omerons hail from the planet Omeron orbiting the star-sun Antares. Discovered by a human farmer named Howard Melville who piloted a crashed Omeron ship back to its homeworld.
The Ophidians are a secret mystic race.
The Orandans of Orando are possibly descendants of the Homo magi of Earth. Princess Projectra and Sensor of the Legion of Super-Heroes are their representatives.
The Orinocas are a race of telepathic warrior women who inhabit the "Mirror World", a fourth dimensional universe also inhabited by the Duomalians. The first person from Earth to discover the Mirror World was Giovanni Zatara, but it was Samuel Scudder, the original Mirror Master, who discovered the Orinocans.
The Overlords are a cybernetic lunar race.
Main article: Parademon
The Parademons are a race of alien shocktroopers commanded by Darkseid.
The Peganans are a fish-like race which tried to invade Earth in the 25th century. The name of the species is a possible textual reference to The Gods of Pegāna, by Lord Dunsany.
The Pharmans are a species of blue-skinned humanoids. They are represented by the deceased Green Lantern Davo Yull.
The Pharoids are the rulers of the Pharon Empire. They hail from the planet Pharos IV.
The Poglachians are a race of alien clowns.
The Progeny are a beetle-like race in the Second Galaxy who want to eliminate the creation of Element Lad's race the Kwai.
The Prolfs are a race of diminutive aliens who are immune to the vacuum of space. They are native to the Vega star system.
The Promethean Giants are an ancient alien race of giants that are trapped in The Source Wall.
The Proteans are a race of telepathic shapeshifting pets from an unnamed planet in the Antares system. Proty I (deceased) and Proty II (a member of the Legion of Super-Pets) are their representatives.
Main article: Psion (comics)
The Psions are a race of reptilian scientists uplifted by Maltusian proto-Oans from native Maltusian lizards.
The Puffballs are an intergalactic hive of Green Lanterns.
The Pumice People are one of two races native to Stoneworld, they are dark gray-skinned, hairless, tribal humanoids. Aa of the Pumice People later became a Green Lantern.
The Pytharians are a race from the planet Pytharia which is the extradimensional homeworld of the swordswoman known as Starfire. The planet was once ruled by an elite class known as the Lightning Lords, but the human population has been enslaved by aliens known as the Yorg and the Mygorg.
The Qarians of Qaria are aquatic humanoids who closely resemble humans, but have purple coral-like hair and gills on the backs of their necks. Qaria is a world completely covered in water.
The Qinoori Raiders are a race of raiders who strip mine planets for resources. Zamba, homeworld of the Darkstar Ferrin Colos was destroyed by them.
The Quantum Mechanics are a superadvanced alien race.
The Qwardians are natives of the planet Qward in the anti-matter universe. Qward is the anti-matter equivalent of the planet Oa.
The Rannians of Rann are an ancient race of technologically advanced humanoids. They are represented by Alanna Strange, wife of Adam Strange and her father Sardath; formerly located in the Alpha Centauri star system, they are currently located in the Polara star system.
The Rannians appear in Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Young Justice, Krypton and Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Cosmic Clash.
The Red-Moon Gods are Atlantean survivors of the city of Challa-Bel-Nalla, then ruled by Lord Daamon (an ancestor of Deimos), formed an alliance with an alien race they called the Red-Moon Gods. These aliens provided the Atlanteans with advanced technology that Travis Morgan, a.k.a. the Warlord, would later discover in New Atlantis.
The Reflektorrs are a race of psionic parasites consisting of pure psychic energy; they were discovered feeding on natives of Apokolips.
The Reach are an ancient militaristic race who control Space Sector 2; they have an ancient non-aggression pact with the Oans, and are the creators of Jaime Reyes' (Blue Beetle) scarab. They are also the second oldest race in the universe behind the Maltusians.
The Reach appear as one of the main antagonists of the second season of Young Justice.
The Rhoon come from the planet Rhoon which is split between science and elemental sorcery, with magic users segregated to the Sorcerer's Isle. They are represented by Green Lantern Hollika Rahn.
The Rigellians are a violet-skinned, four-armed race of noseless amphibians who fled their own dying world untold years in the future. They were welcomed by humans living on Earth in a time when the sun appeared to have become a red giant. A civil war takes place when the Halflings, the hybrid offspring of humans and the Rigellians, overthrow their forefathers.
The Roboticans of Robotica are a machine civilization led by C.O.M.P.U.T.O. which is native to the 30th Century.
The Roguians are a shy race from the planet Rogue in the Vega star system. Soon after birth, they learn to produce a natural force shield that hides them even from each other. Elu of the Omega Men is a Roguian.
The Rolvacians are the presumed name of a mammalian race with orange skin and long ears that engage in seasonal hibernation. They are represented by the deceased Green Lantern Burkett.
The Rulanns are one of two races from Rojira which resemble starfish.
The Sangtee are members of the single-sex Sangtee Empire, ruled by an Emperor called the "Kreel".
The Red, White, and Yellow Saturnians are descended from clones of the Green, White, and Yellow Martians. Fura, a Saturnian warlord from 3000 A.D., appeared in Batman #26, an enemy of the Batman of 3000 A.D. Jemm is also a Saturnian.
The Savothians are a camel-like advanced humanoid species native to the planet Savoth. They have entertained a long friendship with all members of the Flash Family.
The Scissormen are metafictional characters who inhabit a world called Orqwith.
The Scyllans are the presumed name of a sentient race from the planet Scylla. They are spindly and thin, and are represented by the deceased Green Lantern Laham.
The 'Sklarians from the planet Sklar are a yellow-skinned humanoid race. They are represented by the Sklarian Raiders and Kono of the Legion of Super-Heroes.
The Slaggites (also known as Spitroids) from the planet Slagg survived a near-genocide after they rebelled against Citadel rule, represented by Shlagen of the Omega Men.
The Slyggians are the four-armed native sentient race of the planet Slyggia, these intelligent reptillian aliens are represented by Salakk of the Green Lantern Corps and Smythwick of the Sinestro Corps.
The Sornaii are an apparently multiversally aware alien race who seem to serve a role similar to that of the Monitors, but on a lesser scale.
The Space Dolphins are alien cetaceans capable of surviving and navigating in the vacuum of outer space. Two Space Dolphins have been seen in the company of Lobo.
The Spider Guild are a race of alien merchants, traders, slavers and conquerors from the Vega star system.
The Sputans are a sentient race made up of larva and bacteria.
The Star Conquerors are starfish-like aliens that are speculated to be Starro's race.
The Statejians are a warlike race of Qualar IV.
The Suirpalamians are the presumed name of a species of sentient primates from the planet Suirpalam. They are represented by the deceased Green Lantern B'Shi.
The Sumal are an alien race exterminated by the Progeny located in the Progenitor's Galaxy.
There are three known species of Talokians:
The Talyns of Talyn are an alien race represented by former Teen Titan Jarras Minion. The Talyns were the creators of the Omegadrone technology later co-opted by Victor Stone (Cyborg).
The Tamaraneans of Tamaran are a feline humanoid species native to the Vega star system. They have golden skin, large green catlike eyes, and long manelike hair. Like Superman and the residents of Krypton, the Tamaranians are living solar batteries who can store and convert solar radiation. They are represented by Starfire of the Teen Titans and Blackfire.
The Tamaraneans appear in Teen Titans, Teen Titans Go! and Titans.
The Tchk-Tchkii are a parasitic insectoid beetle-like race on the verge of extinction. Basically because of their yellow armor, they are responsible for the extermination of various Green Lantern Corps members from a few Space Sectors including Abin Sur.
The Technis are a technologically savvy race who transformed Cyborg of the Teen Titans into Cyberion.
The Technosapiens are a cybernetic parasite race which infects many different alien races.
The Teiresiae are a race of shapeshifters who inhabit a land called Mother-Time.
The Tellurians of Telluria are basically blue-skinned Klingon-like aliens with red gems in their foreheads. The gems in their foreheads enable them to fire mind bolts. They are technologically advanced and are represented by the brothers Farlund and Karmault.
The Terrorforms are a highly evolved telepathically synchronized race of beings who grant lower races superpowers.
The Thanagarians of Thanagar are an ancient humanoid star empire orbiting the star Polaris. The Thanagarian Empire has contracted greatly since the days of the height of its power, but their descendants' many subject races still reside on the imperial homeworld. Gravity-defying wing harnesses made of an exotic material known as "Nth Metal" allow the Thanagarian elite, military and law enforcement to experience a unique form of powered flight. The Katar Hol version of Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Golden Eagle, and Fel Andar are known Thanagarians..
The Thanagarian Snare Beasts are giant spider-like aliens that come from the planet Thanagar. Kevin Smith's unproduced movie Superman Lives was intended to include a monster called a "Thanagarian Snare Beast" which resembled an Earth spider. The monster was created to satisfy the demands of producer Jon Peters, who insisted that Superman battle a giant spider. Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. asked Smith to change its name so that they would not refer to it as a spider.
The Tharrians are humans who share the same metahuman talent, the power of cold manipulation. They come from the ancient Earth colony Tharr. Polar Boy of the Legion of Super-Heroes is their representative.
The Thermoids are former natives of Jupiter's moons, who later moved to the rings of Saturn. They and the Icoids originated outside the Solar System.
The Thorons of Thoron are a race of technologically advanced humanoids who hail from the same solar neighborhood as the Kryptonians, and possess similar abilities. They are represented by Halk Kar, a Thoron who once believed that he was "Superman's older brother".
The Throneworlders are a race of humanoids who hail from Throneworld, a planet formerly known as Kranaltine. Throneworld is the home of Prince Gavyn, the hero known as Starman.
The Thronnians are a race of humanoids from the planet Thronn. Energiman, Magicko, Strong Girl, and Golden Blade are the Honor Team of Thronn.
The Thythen are invaders of the planet Vonn and survivors of the planet Mars. They are warmongers who inhabit distant solar systems and use robotic chargers, gigantic robotic beings to help them invade other worlds.
The Titanians are humans who share the same metahuman talent, the power of telepathy. They come from an ancient colony on Saturn's moon Titan. Saturn Girl of the Legion of Super-Heroes is their representative.
The Toomians are humanoids with wolf-like features. They are endangered because they are hunted for their valuable hides. Barreer Wot of the Green Lantern Corps is a Toomian.
The Tormocks are a race of humanoid culturally and psychologically primitive spacefaring warriors dedicated to the destruction of the Vuldarians. They are metamorphs who can change their shape and fuse with their armor or other inorganic properties to remake them into bio-mechanical apparatuses.
The Tribunes of Gallo are a race alleged to be even older than the Guardians of the Universe. They formed the Galactic Tribunal, an organization devoted to studying the immutable laws of creation, and dedicated to judging and punishing those who violate those laws. Led by Tribunal-Prime, with enforcers called the Tribunal Guardsmen.
The Trogkian Mammoths are giant mammoth-like creatures whose stampedes terrorized the primitive world of Trogk. Moose of the Sinestro Corps is one of these creatures.
The Trombusans of Trombus are a race of humanoid aliens technologically and societally on par with Earth. Trombus is protected by the Hyper-Family, a group of humanoid aliens with Kryptonian-like abilities which they gained under a "red sun". The Hyper-Family are the only survivors of a nameless Krypton-like world. They are Hyperman, Hyperwoman, Hyperboy (Kirk Quentin), and Klypso the Hyperdog.
Trombus was mentioned in the Supergirl episode "Truth, Justice and the American Way", and is where the former prison guard of Fort Rozz turned vigilante called the Master Jailer originates from.
The Trontians are a race of amorphous amoeba-like aliens capable of joining into a collective biological mass. They also possess the ability to store large amounts of energy.
The Trophy Lords are a technologically advanced race of powerfully built, white-furred, wolf-like humanoids. They appear to be a race of pathological hunters and are represented by Jharaka Bin Dharlok. the Trophy Lord, who encountered Superman.
The Tsaurons of Tsauron are a race of yellow-scaled reptilian humanoids. Ontiir of Tsauron is a member of the Dark Circle.
The Tybaltians of Tybalt use Earth as a vacation spot by disguising their citizens as humans. In their natural forms, the Tybaltians are squat green-skinned dwarf-like creatures with enlarged craniums; they have exhibited physical strength on par with Superman.
The Tynolans are a race of orange-skinned humanoids. An alien deity named "Moxumbra the Star Serpent" had demanded living sacrifices from the Tynolans. The planet was destroyed by the alien entity known as Sraltka.
The Tyrrazians are a technologically advanced red-skinned race in the 30th Century who come from the artificial planetoid Tyrraz. The Tyrrazians have a strong physical and cultural resemblance to Khunds. They are represented by Tyr.
The Tyreans are a race of insectoids with long flat bodies and many flipper like legs. They are represented by the deceased Green Lantern Chogar
The Ultas of Ulta appear to have their own version of the metagene. The hero "Trygg the Invincible" exhibited Superman-level strength before his death.
The Ungarans are red-skinned humanoids. They are represented by Abin Sur, the former Green Lantern of Sector 2814, and his son Amon Sur, who is now part of the Yellow Lanterns.
The Uranians, led by Uvo the warlord of Uranus, sent a small space armada in a failed attempt to conquer the Earth and steal uranium, a radioactive ore which is abundantly present in the outer planets, only to be defeated by Wonder Woman. The Uranians have advanced technology and use a "decalcifying" ray which petrifies its victims.
The Uxorians are green-scaled reptilians from Uxor and are represented by the Green Man, former member of the Omega Men and the Green Lantern Corps.
The Valeronians are an extinct race of humanoid aliens due to the destruction of their planet Valeron. Vartox and Ontor are known Valeronians.
The entire Varidian race was taken over by Starro. Astrild Storm-Daughter, goddess of her people, voluntarily submitted to Starro.
The Varvans are a horned race of red-skinned humanoids from the planet Varva. They are represented by the deceased Green Lantern Ke'haan, and possibly Turytt.
The Venusian Mind Worms are worms that did not originate in the Sol System, but were exiled to a prison capsule suspended in the upper atmosphere of Venus. When exposed to the rare element suspendium, Mind Worms will mutate into evolved forms known as Hyperflies. A Hyperfly is capable of feeding on the potentiality of the Multiverse. Mister Mind is the only Venusian Mind Worm.
The Vimanians are a humanoid alien race with three eyes and white hair who intended to stripmine the Earth. They brought along a workforce stored as energy matrices in special crystals; scientist Zachary Leight activated these crystals and they reconstituted as a group of heroes calling themselves the Xenobrood. The Vimanians were also responsible for creating the human metagene.
The Vrangs Vrang are a gray-skinned race of technologically advanced, space-faring warlike humanoids with batwings in place of ears. The Vrangs once tried to conquer the planet Krypton.
The Vuldarians are a humanoid race of elite warriors with shapeshifting abilities similar to the Durlans. The Vuldarians can fashion their limbs into weapons as well as project internally generated energy into munitions. They also possess super strength and durability, enhanced healing, and flight. The Green Lantern Guy Gardner was born a Terran-Vuldarian hybrid - the first known case of a successful human-alien offspring of this species. However, his extraterrestrial gene was rendered dormant by means of genetic alteration, the full side-effects of which remain unrevealed.
The Vulxans are a race of orange-skinned silicon-based humanoids who developed advanced teleportation technology. Superboy discovered that Kryptonite could protect their planet from deadly radiation.
When Warworld was destroyed upon its invasion of Earth with Brainiac, its inhabitants called the Warworlders went to Metropolis. In order to get the remainder of war machines activated, they went underground and took control of Metropolis's sewer system.
The Warzoons are a very warlike race that created Warworld. They all died off mysteriously.
The Winathians come from the ancient Earth colony Winath. Their representatives are Lightning Lad and his twin sister Lightning Lass of the Legion of Super-Heroes and their brother Lightning Lord who all gained their abilities from the lightning beasts of Korbal.
The Wingors are a race of winged gorillas from the planet Illoral which was conquered by Thanagar.
The Xan are living electromagnetic beings. They thrived in the earliest eras of Krypton.
The Xanadorans are a humanoid race and home to Star Sapphires member Dela Pharon. Recently she has looked more alien, with darker skin and a more alien-like complexion.
The Xardans of Xarda are an amphibious race of purple-skinned humanoids. The deceased Green Lantern Ares Bandet was a member of this species.
The Xenoformers from Galaxy X are Grant Morrison's bizarre meld of the Transformers and Scoop from Bob The Builder. Currently a Xenoformer named Metalek is imprisoned in Britain's Basement 101.
The Xenusians were a race of malevolent aliens who spread a mysterious plague that caused the victims to mutate and transforms into new Xenusians. The Xenusians were also responsible for the annihilation of the entire Vexaphon race.
The Xudarians of Xudar are an orange-skinned species of extraterrestrial pseudo-avians; reminiscent of ornithischians. Their most respected representatives are Tomar-Re, and his son Tomar-Tu of the Green Lantern Corps.
The Yazz are a bird-like alien race represented by the Yazz.
The Yorg are a mysterious extradimensional race of living shadows who assisted another alien race known as the Mygorg with enslaving the Pytharians. The Lightning Lords were the ruling elite of Pytharia, home of the swordswoman known as Starfire. The Yorg were also closely allied with a sorceress named Lady Djinn. The Yorg exhibited shadow manipulation abilities similar to those of the Shadow Thief.
The Zambians are a race of humanoid people who had their planet destroyed by Qinoori raiders for minerals. Ferrin Colos joined the Darkstars after seeing his planet's destruction.
The Zandrians of Zandria are a race of would-be world conquerors incapable of harming sentient life.
Main article: Zamaron
The Zamarons are a Maltusian-descended race, cousins of similar offshoot races such as the Oans and the Controllers.
The Zoans are the Green Lantern Gpaak's race.
The Zarolatts are an energy race who were enslaved by the tyrannical Macrolatts. The Weird is a member of this race.
The Zaroxians of Zarox-13 are a race of green-skinned rotund humanoids with advanced polymer science and robotics technology. The alien conqueror known as Garguax is a Zaroxian.
The Zeerangans are a militaristic race that hail from the planet Zeeranga who attempted to conquer the planet Omeron.
The Zilliphi are Taa's race.
The Zoltams of Zoltam are an advanced alien society with sound-based technology; they are also able to use sound to power their cities. Zoltams have light yellow skin, wide flat skulls, and pointed ears.
The Zumoorians of Zumoor are a race of humanoids. The golden energy rays of Zumoor's moon appear to trigger the metagene in humans. Thomas Keith of Earth traveled to Zumoor with his dog Rovo, there he was adopted by Chad and Vela Kazzan and rechristened Zarl Kazzan. Somehow Zarl and his dog Rovo gained metahuman powers equal to a Kryptonian which they used to protect Zumoor.
The Zwenites inhabit the ancient Earth colony Zwen and have developed the ability to transform themselves into static stone forms in order to deal with the planet's exceptionally long rotation around its sun. Zwen's most famous native is Stone Boy of the Legion of Substitute Heroes.
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