A lifeform that arrived in the core of a meteorite. Unlike the distantly related Genetisaur, all Underfiend are genetically male, and target females as hosts to their parasitic genes. Unfortunately, its attempts to replicate itself will usually result in little more than a worthless, barely-living deformity, and even healthy offspring are frequently born sterile. Throughout gestation, hosts suffer an unbearable craving for the blood of their own species, and even develop a leech-like tongue similar to certain vampires.
Over time, Underfiend can adapt to local customs and demonstrate more civilized, more considerate mating behavior. One particular specimen even enjoys a successful career in marriage counseling.
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