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Orthopterrans[merchandise 1] are insect-humanoid-like aliens.
Orthopterrans are all "grasshoppers, crickets, locusts, and wetas".[DJW 1]
Powers and Abilities
Due to their relatively large and muscular legs, Orthopterrans are able to jump extremely large distances. Their legs can also kick with considerable force, making them offensive weapons in close-quarters.
The resulting shock waves created by an Orthopterran's jumping are strong enough to push through a large number of Mutant Ants should they get on top of them, as demonstrated by Crashhopper. They are also powerful enough to crack concrete.
An Orthopterran's head is hard as steel and full of shock-absorbing viscous matter that cushions the impact on their internal organs.[DJW 2]
The claws on an Orthopterran's arms and legs can dig into hard surfaces, allowing them to scale walls and other tall structures.
An Orthopterran's body is not as shielded as it looks; when a Contumelia ship missile struck Crashhopper, he started to stroke his head and feel great discomfort from the impact. Furthermore, he was easily hurt by punches from Princess Looma.
Orthoptera is an order of insects primarily including grasshoppers, crickets, locusts, and wetas.