hey, there! i am very interested but i want to run the alien race i have in mind by you before i decide:
general outlook on society: the Gels are a hyper-intellectual race, as their entire bodies serve as their brain. they do not really mind other races beliefs as long as it does not interfere with their well being.
Form: a single Gel is actually comprised of billions of single celled organisms linked together on the molecular scale. this makes them amoebic and as such they can approximate any shape. their "skin" cells are a slightly mutated form which can change the pigmentation of their membranes, though they cannot do it perfectly and are always semi-transparent. their "blood" is a different form which carries oxygen from the membrane cells to the rest of the body.
Abilities: they can receive and output electrical impulses, which is what their technology is based off of. they can absorb nutrients from anything they touch, though they refrain from eating sentient beings out of principal.
Language: the Gels communicate with each other through touch and therefore have not developed their own spoken or written language. they have developed a universal translator which "learns" a language from another race and allows them to communicate.
reproduction: Gels reproduce by fission, splitting into two beings when they grow large enough. each half retains the memories and personality of the whole, which means that each gel can remember all the way back from the beginning of their race.
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i just had a brain flash. since the Gels are hyper-intelligent, and can interface with technology, a Gel character could act as a ship's AI.