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Muton 2012
Universe X-COM Universe
Homeworld Mars
Height 2.5 meters (8ft 27⁄16 in)
Weight 180 kilograms (396 lb) without armor
Diet Carnivore
Sapience Level Sapient

Mutons is one of the sentient races that fight against X-COM during First Alien War. Although they're sentient, the Mutons are merely foot soldiers and rely on telepathic commands of their master, the Ethereals. If a Muton was separated from the telepathic link, it will die from mental system breakdown.

Mutons are a physically strong race, with numerous cybernetic implants which enhance the cardio-vascular system and the senses. The green "skin" appears to be an organically created protective armour which is grafted onto its purple body, this makes armor-piercing weapons ineffective against a Muton. The reproductive organs were surgically removed, rely on the cloning method, like other races.


Dead Muton

It's clear that Mutons are a warrior race and nothing else. While they are indeed skillful combatants, the fact that Mutons are controlled by the Ethereals became their weakness. First, the Mutons have relatively low intelligence and a short attention span. Second, the telepathic link makes them vulnerable to psionic attacks.

Mutons have a particular appetite for consuming raw flesh of any kind, which they need for sustenance like earth based carnivores. Since the Mutons are controlled by Ethereals, their hierarchies are made purely of low ranks soldiers, engineers and navigators.

Mutons is the only race known to be accompanied by two types of terror races, the Celatid and Silacoid.

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