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Citrakayahs are a species from the planet Chalybeas.[PD 1]

Appearance

Citrakayahs are slim human-sized aliens with blue and black fur covering their bodies. They have black fins around their faces that end in points, resulting in a mask-like appearance. Their legs and elbows also have long spikes on them.

Powers and Abilities

Much like Kinecelerans, Citrakayahs have enhanced speed and agility, and are shown to have enhanced reflexes as well.

Citrakayahs are capable of giving themselves a boost of speed while running; this is demonstrated when Dr. Animo's missile flew past Fasttrack, and he ran at a higher speed, allowing him to outrun it for a short time and forcing Animo to increase the missile's power.[1] Furthermore, Citrakayahs can also jump to great heights while running.[2]

Citrakayahs are durable enough to withstand being thrown against the Seal.[3]

Citrakayahs can recover quickly, as Fasttrack was able to immediately get back on his feet and continue running when he saw that Sir George was about to attack him again.[3] Similarly, Fasttrack was able to recover from falling to the ground after he jumped towards Animo's missile but failed to catch it.[1]

Citrakayahs possess enhanced strength, as Fasttrack was able to carry both Magister Hulka and Tack to safety without losing any speed.[4] Technically speaking, Fasttrack is physically stronger than Kinecelerans.[MW 1]

Citrakayahs have enhanced dexterity, as seen when Fasttrack disarmed a group of Forever Knights by taking their weapons away and was able to carry them all in his hands before dropping them on the floor.[5]

Citrakayahs seem to have an exceptional level of balance, as Fasttrack was easily able to run out of Kevin's car without falling down and stay on his feet even while it was speeding through the desert.[1]

Like Kinecelerans, Citrakayahs have an enhanced sense of direction, as Fasttrack could easily knock down several Esoterica in seconds while running in sharp zigzags and circles.[6]

The sharp blade-like structures on a Citrakayah's arms and legs could be used as weapons to cut and tear when running past someone or something at a fast pace.

Weaknesses

Citrakayahs, if running fast enough, have a hard time stopping.[7]

It is implied that, despite their enhanced speed, Citrakayahs are physically slower than Kinecelerans.[8][3]

There is a limit to how much damage Citrakayahs can recover from, as an explosion caused by the Door to Anywhere was able to knock Fasttrack out.[9]

Citrakayahs share similar weaknesses with Kinecelerans, such as their speed being used to an opponent's advantage (as seen when Fasttrack ran straight into Sir George's outstretched arm, badly stunning him),[3] as well as being unable to run on certain surfaces like ice, which can make Citrakayahs slip very easily.[1]

Being a feline-based alien, Citrakayahs can be controlled by people who have the ability to control cats, like Nyancy Chan, depending on how prevalent their feline attributes are.[DJW 1]

Notable Citrakayahs

Etymology

Citrakayah comes from the vernacular name for the cheetah, which is derived from the Hindi word चीता (cītā), which in turn comes from the Sanskrit word चित्रकायः (citrakāyaḥ) meaning "bright" or "variegated".

References

Crew Statements

Peter David

Matt Wayne

Derrick J. Wyatt

Species
Sapient Species
AcrosianAerophibianAmperiAnoditeAppoplexianArachnichimpArburian PelarotaAtrocianBiosovortianCelestialsapienCerebrocrustaceanChimera Sui GenerisChronianChronosapienChurlCitrakayahConductoidContemeliaCrystalsapienDetroviteDracosianDragonsEctonuriteFloraunaGalileanGalvanGalvanic MechamorphGeochelone AerioGimlinopithecusGourmandHighbreedHulexHuman (Osmosian)IckthyperambuloidIncurseanKineceleranKraahoLenopanLepidopterranLewodanLimaxLoboanMaxatomarMerlinisapienMethanosianNaljianNecrofriggianNemuinaNosedeenianOpticoidOrishanOrthopterranOryctiniPantophagePetrosapienPiscciss PremannPiscciss VolannPlanchakülePolar ManzardillPolymorphProtostPrypiatosian-BPugnavorePyroniteRevonnahganderSegmentasapienSlimebioteSonorosianSotoraggianSphoeroidSplixsonSylonnoidSynthroidTalpaedanTetramandThep KhufanTo'kustarTransylianUxoriteVaxasaurianVladatVreedleVulpimancerZaroffian
Unnamed Sapient Species
Argit'sAstrodactyl'sAtomix'sBall Weevil'sDagger AliensDecka'sEnforcer Alien'sGutrot'sHobble'sKickin Hawk'sMedic'sMole-Stache'sPakmar'sPickaxe AliensProbity'sStone CreaturesTack'sTechadon Weapon Master'sTiny'sToepick's
Evolved Sapient Species
Evolved AppoplexianEvolved ArachnichimpEvolved Arburian PelarotaEvolved GalileanEvolved GalvanEvolved HumanEvolved MethanosianEvolved NecrofriggianEvolved Polar ManzardillEvolved SonorosianEvolved To'kustarEvolved VaxasaurianEvolved Vulpimancer
Non-Sapient Species
Airborne Clown VirusAldebaran BeidafangsAnubian BaskurrBuglizardCassiopeian Dream EaterChupacabraCorrupturaCortalopusCrabdozerDasypodidaeDravekGracklflintHavok BeastHumpbackusLucubraMuroidNanochipNull GuardiansOmnivoraciousPallorfangPanuncianPsycholeopterranRodilia DentiaRoot SharkSand RipperScreegitScrutinSlammoidTerroranchulaVicetopusVoliticus BiopsisWigsilian Org BeastXenocyteZiboson
Unnamed Non-Sapient Species Evolved Non-Sapient Species
Cyber SquidsLiving MushroomsMucilator'sSquid MonstersTime BeastsTyrannopede's Evolved Panuncian
Non-Canon Sapient Species
Sool & Gontu's Species

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