A lifeform that arrived from deep space. The Underfiend is driven by a constant urge to implant other beings with its spores, but only a member of its own species can incubate a viable embryo. Other hosts experience rapid, unpredictable physiological transformations, molting into increasingly monstrous forms and experiencing uncontrollable, cannibalistic hunger. Eventually, the host is destroyed from within by the Underfiend's many malformed, dying offspring.
Over time, Underfiend can adapt to local customs and demonstrate more civilized, more considerate behavior. One particular specimen enjoys a successful career in marriage counseling.
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