General Information
Universe Transformers
Species Type Bat
Homeworld Io
Environment Craters
Intelligence Non-Sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Reproduction Sexual (presumed)
Locomotion Powered flight
Feeding Behavior Unknown (Lithotroph)
Prey Metal
Lineage Information
Cultural Information
Alignment Neutral
Personality Very aggressive, suicidal
Language(s) Sonic echolocation
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Io
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Infrakingdom Bilateria
Superphylum Deuterostomia
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Mammalia
Subclass Theria
Infraclass Eutheria
Superorder Laurasiatheria
Order Chiroptera
Suborder Megachiroptera
Other Information
Status Data Deficient

Lipoles are flying, bat-like organisms indigenous to Jupiter's moon, Io. They consume metal the find and appear to continue growing over time, and the oldest individuals can become enormous; however most are far smaller, indicating that most will likely die off before ever growing to a full size. This is likely due to their surprisingly suicidal nature, somehow transforming into a missile shape and flinging themselves at predators.

Small lipoles, despite consuming metal, can be frightened off with a handgun, though this seems to activate their defensive nature against predators, causing them to transform into a suicide missile and launch themselves at a foe or their transportation.

Giant lipoles seem to glow with radioactivity and drool acid, although why this is is unknown. Despite appearing to be mechanical in nature, they are referred to as "bags of protoplasm".

Lipole Swarm

A Lipole swarm.

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