Fanfic empires, are civilizations used from other science fiction, such as Star Trek. Due to their popularity, it is not uncommon to find them on the Sporepedia or even mentioned on the wiki itself.
However, while there is nothing wrong with fanfiction, these empires should not be used widely in the fiction universe. References and minor fiction is okay, but inclusions in major wars other than the Imperial Civil War (and possibly others where users have agreed to make them) is not allowed. This page is about empires that already exist on the wiki, and there must be some discussion before adding a new one from now on. In general, fanfic empires should not be treated more importantly than SporeWiki ones.
This is a list of the sci-fi empires that have already appeared in the SporeWiki fiction universe, for future reference:
"Transapients" (and "Photino Birds") Edit
- Original fiction: Xeelee Sequence, Star Trek
- Location: Presumably universal
- Status: Thriving, uninteractable
- Tier level: 0
- Kardashev Scale: Type V and beyond
- Notable for: Creation of universes, manipulation over entire galactic clusters, dimensional engineering and technologies incomprehensible to lesser tiers.
- Allies: None; they largely ignore lesser races or see them as play things. Lesser races find it near-impossible to understand them.
- Enemies: Unknown, possibly the Photino Birds.
Known by many names, and possibly composed of many species, "transapient" societies are almost incomprehensible to other civilizations even in Tier 1. They are practically - if not literally - gods. They have very little interaction with other species. Most of their technology is beyond lesser races, with most of the tech that does fall into the hands of lesser races believed to be mere trinkets.
They are known to have fought (and may still be fighting) a war against a species of dark matter creatures (the "Photino Birds") that use gravitational mass shadows of stars as breeding grounds, and they are speeding up the death of stars in the universe.
The Transapients (not to be confused with other "Tier 0" empires) have understandably done little (or, at least, done little that is obviously their work) in the SporeWiki universe, and the few things they have done do not seem to have directly influenced any major events in the universe's history. What they have done is mostly the work of Wormulon (for the Xeelee) and The Randomness (for the Q and Nagilum, such as when the DCP was put on trial by the Q for accidentally causing the Nanohorde to evolve); other users have generally left them alone. The Xeelee are unlikely to interact with anyone due to their ongoing battles with the Photino Birds.
Borg Collective Edit
- Original fiction: Star Trek
- Location: Milky Way Galaxy
- Status: Part of Grox Empire
- Tier level: 2/1
- Kardashev scale
- Notable for: Assimilation, adapation, transwarp hub, time travel, spatial flexures
- Allies: None
- Enemies: Nearly everyone - mainly DCP, Species 8472, Tokzhalan Empire
The Borg Collective are the result of a rogue faction of Grox who came from an unknown location in the universe and arrived in the Milky Way Galaxy.
They are a hive mind, made up of trillions of cyborg near-Humans (and a multitude of other species, with few if any of the original Grox), obsessed with reaching perfection by assimilating all other species and technologies that they encounter. They were also a target of the Tokzhalan Empire, and were reduced to a few dozen systems during the Imperial Civil War. However, they are extremely adapatable, and since their space has been ignored, it likely that they will be recovering quickly. The Borg almost never create, however, they have assimilated various advanced technologies, even transwarp hub megastructures, time travel and the ability to open spatial flexures to transdimensional realms. Before their near-extinction, it was believed that they controlled over 100,000 systems, each densely populated.
The Borg have had conflicts with the DCP in its history, the Borg invaded several times, taking systems and fleets, in the end the DCP alerted the Borg's attention of the Grox, whom they diverted their attack. Since then, the DCP has become far more advanced, exceeding even the Borg. It is unknown what would happen if these two superpowers fought again, but the Borg's adapatability and resources still makes them a major threat.
Most recently, a conflict between the Daleks and the Undine broke out near Borg Space. Borg Cubes have began assimilating scraps of technology from ruined battleships that they have encountered, and are slowly on the path to recovery. They and the Grox Empire were later subject to "mutual assimilation" due to Apalos influence, and the Borg became a permanent part of the Grox Empire.
This was one of the first sci-fi empires to be part of SporeWiki fiction, having been created in Spore by Wormulon and becoming part of the history of the Delpha Coalition of Planets. However, The Randomness has also referenced them in his fiction.
Undine/Species 8472 Edit
- Original fiction: Star Trek
- Location: "Fluidic space"
- Status: Unknown, possibly assimilated by the Borg.
- Tier level: 2/1
- Kardeshev scale: Unknown
- Notable for: Advanced biotechnology, powerful energy weapons, extradimensional travel
- Allies: None in this realm
- Enemies: Nearly everyone - mainly the Salsetthe, Borg and the Daleks
The Undine exist in a location known as "fluidic space", so called because all of the realm that has so far been explored appears to be composed of a vast ocean of liquid biological material, with a few planets that are analogous to coral reefs. Undine technology might make use of creatures native to fluidic space - their spaceships appear to be biological, for example. It is unknown whether fluidic space is a region in another galaxy, in an intergalactic rift somewhere, or whether it is even an entire seperate universe. Since all currently attempted methods of faster-than-light travel do not work in fluidic space, is it impossible to tell based on current evidence alone. Fluidic space has so far only been accessed by artificial wormholes in the Milky Way Galaxy.
Little is known about the Undine, but they seem to share a similar mentality to the Daleks. Their few attempted invasions of the Milky Way have been repelled, but these were only small fleets and some fear that they may have a vast fleet waiting in fluidic space, preparing for a full-scale war. Alternatively, they may be weaker than they appear, relying on high-powered weaponry in hit-and-run attacks rather than using large military forces in fleet warfare.
Physiologically, the Undine are three-metre tall tripedal creatures. They are extemely strong, rivalling epic creatures in strength, and also have greater flexibility, speed and stamina than most other species. Undine skin is incredibly tough and airtight, and they do not need to breathe, which means that they can survive even in the vacuum of space. They are also gifted with a multitude of psychic powers. Undine also have biological systems that render advanced technology worthless. The most notable example is their immune system, which is capable of destroying almost any foreign body, including micron-scale nanotechnology (most complex nanobots). It is possible that their extraordinary physical abilities are actually the result of genetic modification and other biotechnology, being the equivalent of the cybernetics used by most other species.
The Undine are currently involved in a war against the Daleks. This conflict has not yet brought to light any new information about the Undine's capabilities.
- Fluidic space - The DCP believe it is a universe where the proton is slightly more stable, meaning that a variety of new forms of chemistry, unseen in the main universe can form, allowing life in fluidic space to become far more complex. Others beleive it is simply a region of space or a gas giant.
The Undine were mentioned by The Randomness as having fought some battles against the Salsetthe Republic. They eventually go to war with the Daleks.
- Original fiction: Star Trek
- Status: EXTINCT
- Tier level: 3
- Kardeshev scale: Type II
- Notable for: Large warships, polaron weapons, shapeshifters
- Allies: Unknown
- Enemies: Humans and near-Humans, eventually each other
The Dominion was an empire of various races conquered by a species of shapeshifting organisms. The Daleks eventually triggered a civil war between them, and the Shadows (one of the First Ones) joined the war on the opposing side in order to keep the conflict "fair". This war eventually resulted in the Dominion's destruction, along with most of the Dalek and Shadow ships that were participating.
The Dominion's presence in SporeWiki fiction is ultimately, like the Transapients, the result of discussions between Wormulon and The Randomness.
Near-Human empires Edit
Many nations, ultimately derived from Terran Homo sapiens or related species, have existed across the universe.
First Ones Edit
- Original fiction: Babylon 5, Stargate, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Halo, Culture series
- Location: Unknown, originally the Milky Way Galaxy
- Status: Mostly ascended or left for elsewhere in the universe
- Tier level: 1
- Kardashev scale: Type IV
- Notable for: Stargates and ancient relics, massive megastructures, development of technologies, webs of energy, crystalline ships, Tholian silk, seeding the universe, dimensional enginnering
- Allies: Each other, certain young races
- Enemies: Each other, Daleks
The "First Ones" (also known as the "Precursors", "Ancients", "Celestials" and "Forerunners") are composed of many ancient civilisations, several tens of millennia old, descended from a Human species that developed spacefaring capabilities and left their homeworld due to changing climatic conditions. There are also non-humanoid races, such as insectoids, which were created by the original races and later became members of equal standing.
The First Ones considered it to be their duty to look after the "younger races" of the Milky Way (although each with different goals). They are notable for their mysterious technologies and understanding.
The Tholians were a small, but very advanced, species who had a secretive empire outside the Human Republic in the Alpha Quadrant. They were one of the insectoid races of the First Ones, closely related to the Shadows. Silicon-based, they lived in temperatures as high as 600°C. Known for their xenophobia, they rarely left their space to interact with other empires. Most of their technology was very different to that of other civilisations, being able to operate on high internal temperatures and the cold external temperatures of outerspace. What is known is that they were crystalline based, and were able to create webs of energy to ensnare ships that enter their space.
During the Imperial Civil War, the First Ones fought their last known battles and left the care of the Milky Way to the Delpha Coalition of Planets. The Tholians took control of their space after they left, but unbeknownst to anyone else, later joined the rest of the First Ones.
In more recent times, the DCP tracked Iconian ships and planet killers that appeared near DCP space, percieved as dangerous, however, they did not made their move to advance on DCP territories before the "Annihilation" (and the DCP's disappearance from the universe).
The First Ones were one of many civilisations that Wormulon decided to be on the Milky Way political division "sci-fi empires" map, and by his insistence were also included in the Imperial Civil War.
- Original fiction: Stargate
- Status: EXTINCT
- Tier level: 3
- Kardashev scale: Type II
- Notable for: Posing as gods
- Allies: Few
- Enemies: Past - Humans, each other, Ori, Wraith and finally the Grox
The Goa'uld were the leaders of a large empire mostly composed as "Jaffa" near-Human slaves. The Goa'uld themselves were intelligent, parasitic worms, created by the First Ones but which later went rogue, that could take over a Human host's mind and make it a subservient member of the Goa'uld Empire. Most civilisations, however, simply believed them to be a rogue Human empire. Most of the Goa'uld System Lords were not united, and were defeated several hundred years before, but a few hid in the shadows for centuries. Not all Goa'uld were evil - the Tokra are "good", and live as symbionts as part of the Human Republic.
Yet another of Wormulon's additions. The Goa'uld did little in the Imperial Civil War except fight the Grox and have some of their technology stolen by the Tokzhalan Empire.
Dalek Empire Edit
- Original fiction: Doctor Who
- Location: Unknown, had several bases are in the Milky Way Galaxy
- Status: Unknown, possibly escaped through time
- Tier level: 1
- Kardashev scale: Type II/III.
- Notable for: Time travel, dimensional tech and void ships, DARDIS's, reality bomb, apocalypse element (galactic-wide devastation), "Death Rays"
- Allies: Very few and short lived; none at present
- Enemies: Everyone else
The Dalek Empire is a vast civilisation, extending across the entire universe, which has the ultimate aim of exterminating all non-Dalek life, as they believe themselves to be the supereme form of life.
Daleks themselves are, essentially, highly-intelligent blobs, which have several long tentacles descending from their main body. This is the result of artificial mutation and genetic modification of the Daleks' ancestors, who were a nation of Neanderthals transplanted from Earth by the First Ones. For locomotion, the Dalek mutant is encased in a "travel machine". The travel machine contains life support, protection from hazardous environmental conditions, high-strength armour, powerful shielding, "death ray" weaponry, and magnetic drive systems, along with dozens of other functions. These allow each Dalek to function as a starfighter in a space battle, as well as being a nigh-indestructable ground soldier (only succumbing to barrages of gunfire, or sufficiently powerful weapons such as antimatter explosives or other "death rays").
Daleks have fought in countless wars, but it seems that these have taken their toll; they now occupy only a few galaxies. Due to the War of Ages, it may even be the case that the Dalek Empire's last worlds were in the Milky Way. Even so, it was still one of the strongest empires in the known universe.
The Daleks were involved in the Imperial Civil War, Second Ottzello Galactic War, and a minor conflict with the Undine, but soon left the known universe for unknown reasons, theorised by some to be due to fear of the Xhodocto's Absolution during the Second Coming.
The Daleks fought Richardson72's Vartekians at some point in their history, making them one of the first sci-fi empires to become part of SporeWiki fiction. Since then, Ghelæ and Wormulon have made the only recorded interactions between them and other empires have been during the Imperial Civil War (mostly against other sci-fi empires) and Second Ottzello Galactic War. Although it has not been officially stated that they fought the Xhodocto, it is likely given the circumstances. It has, however, been discussed what would happen if the two fought a war against each other.
Humanity and near-Human races Edit
- Original fiction: Most sci-fi
- Location: Mostly the Milky Way Galaxy
- Status: Thriving as the Human Republic
- Tier level: Tier 5 to 3
- Kardashev scale: Type I/II/III
- Notable for: Various wars, galactic history and various technologies
- Allies: Seven Starr Alliance
- Enemies: Many in the past, mostly with each other; now none
Humans are one of the most influential species in the Milky Way, along with the Grimbolsaurians who lead the DCP. Although once seperated into dozens of subspecies with their own rivaling empires, recently - mostly due to the interference of the Tokzhalan Empire - most of the Human and "near-Human" nations in the galaxy have merged into the Human Republic. Before this unification, there were many mid-Tier empires across the galaxy, which ranged wildly in culture and technology. Most races did not even look the same as their ancestors, due to a combination of natural selection, genetic modification, and in some cases, artificial selection, and some even looked less human than alien species.
The origins of these near-Human races are various. Some were taken off-world by the First Ones, and more often as slaves by the Goa'uld Empire, while others achieved spaceflight on their own and left Earth entirely, and some may have accidentally used interstellar travel technology that was not their own such as the First One and Goa'uld "Stargate" network. Many nations ended up far from their home sector, with several civilisations forming on the other side of the galaxy, being conquered by the Dominion in a third region of the Milky Way, and at least one arose in Quadrant 21. Eventually, when Terran civilisation as a whole became interstellar, seperate factions sometimes formed based on different philosophies, further splitting Humanity apart.
It is known that the stocky Judoon have accompanied the Delpha Coalition of Planets on certain missions. Their brutish force ties in well with the Grimbolsaurian warriors in instigating obediance in the galaxy. Whether they are humanoid through convergent evolution or some distant ancestor is unknown. There is also an account in Warlord Kilnok's diary, when he got into a fight with a Klingon in a bar. Kilnok said: "If I had lost the battle, I certainly would not have lived to this day". Na'vi have been taken from Pandora as slaves by Radeon for heresy, but have also formed an alliance with the Bearian race.
Humans are, obviously, based on the real-life species, with their society hundreds of years in the future (specifically, around 700 years) compared to that of 21st century Earth. Although the addition of most of the near-Human species was, again, Wormulon's idea, the Borg Collective were already part of SporeWiki canon by the time the Milky Way political division maps were created, which implied that near-Human species already existed in the Borg's area of the galaxy. From there, is was no stretch to imagine more of them elsewhere, and from then on the Imperial Civil War caused most of them to merge into the Human Republic. However, The Randomness has also given reference. Imperios and BNSCLeader have both mentioned interacting the Na'vi in their fiction.
Because of their being part of the Human Republic, most near-Humans should no longer count as being sci-fi empires since they will no longer be considered as seperate species.
Galactic Empire Edit
- Original fiction: Star Wars
- Location: Unknown, a galaxy far, far away from the rest of our fiction
- Status: Unknown
- Tier level: 1
- Kardashev Scale: Type IV
- Notable for: Galactic-wide Empire, large space stations and ships, megastructures (artificial planets and Dyson rings) and superweapons
- Allies: Unknown
- Enemies: Past - conquered empires and the rebels; present - unknown
The "Galactic Empire", according to DCP intelligence, controls a large empire in another galaxy (it's unknown exactly which galaxy this is), incorporating millions of systems and members, possibly beyond the First Gigaquadrant. They had great constructive abilities such as building megastructures and had large superweapons. They apparently had colonies in a remote part of the Milky Way, but abandoned them after several wars caused the galaxy to fall into chaos. It's possible that they ran into trouble elsewhere in the universe, which also gave their military forces a good reason to leave. Prior to this, the DCP was wary of the empire, because they were militertistic and shared little contact, it is unknown whether they were planning on an invasion.
It is unknown how the Galactic Empire's main species resembles Humanity so much. However, the Galactic Empire's species has only existed for a few hundred thousand years, which means that they could possibly be related to Humans who were (for example) taken away from their homeworld and transplanted in another galaxy.
DCP intelligence once conducted a simulation of known GE technologies vs the DCP, although the GE suffered some heavy casualties, they ultimately came out on top.
Another one of Wormulon's suggestions, the Galactic Empire have not yet done anything except leave the Milky Way during the New Grox Wars. The Galactic Empire in SporeWiki is actually several hundred years ahead of the Expanded Universe (suggested by Ghelae), and has penetrated the hyperspace disturbance which largely prevented intergalactic travel before. The Empire wold be far more powerful, having defeated the rebels, with possibly raid fire superlasers positioned on starfighters, suncrushers on every ship and ships that dwarf even the Death Stars. This was brought up in a discussion here, in what would happen if the Galactic Empire came to war with the DCP. More agreed that the GE, would in fact most certainly destroy the Coalition with ease.