I'm not really sure about the Zerg reference. Sure they're both buggy, but I just don't think they have enough in common. Jimbo-Jambo

I've never played any Star Craft game, but I'm sure you're right. Blue Ninjakoopa Talk to me 11:33, 17 November 2008 (UTC)
Aparoids are similar to the Zerg in the sense that they can form organic constructs, they have a remarkable respawning ability, their swarming strategies as well as their physical appearance. However, Zerg can't assimilate with machines, whereas an Aparoid can, and while the sole focus of the Aparoids is on the evolution of the queen (all of the aparoids are merely an extension of the queen herself), the Zerg are focused on true assimilation of all lifeforms, and killing those who refuse (also, the Zerg queen was herself assimilated into the Zerg partway through the story). -Oneluckydog
Exactly what do you mean by "organic constructs"? Aparoids are usually described as "living machines," and they appear to be made of the same stuff their buildings are, but it never says they're actually organic. Other than that, there's the fact that they can assimilate people, and the fact that they both have insectoid appearance and social structure, but the latter describes so many sci-fi aliens that it doesn't really count. I doubt that Nintendo drew upon the Zerg for very much of their inspiration. Jimbo-Jambo 20:53, 14 March 2009 (UTC)
I'm aware that this discussion is very old, but Jimbo Jambo is completely correct. The similarities between Zerg (and the two new "replacement species" since this discussion--the flood and xenomorphs) and the Aparoid's are almost nonexistant. Besides a limited similarity in assimilating their foes, there is nothing else significant nor similar enough to tie the two species together. Besides, if we are going to list the flood and xenomorphs as similar and potential inspirations, we are going to have to list a LOT more than just those two. Hive minded, hyper evolving, vaguely insectoid, parasitic alien races are all incredibly too common in all forms of science fiction to label ANY of them as similar to Aparoids. So... I'm going to delete those bullet points. Not only are they incorrect, the reasoning provided is VERY faulty and incredibly convoluted. Whoever wrote the statements in the first place did a poor job in trying to voice their opinion--they hardly make sense as English statements, nevermind that they don't make sense in the more specific context on their similarities. rjcripe --- Bullshit. God has horns! 22:39, May 7, 2012 (UTC)


The fact that the final boss has multiple stages does not count as a similarity. Also, I've never played Metroid, so I was wondering if you could explain a few things: from what I've read, it seems that Ing possess people more like a ghost or something. Is that the case? Because Aparoids seem to infect people, more like the carrier of a contagious virus, which is not quite the same thing. Also, are the Ing a hive mind, or are they individuals? Jimbo-Jambo


Considering the timeline, is it likely that the Aparoids were actually a bioweapon constructed by Andross (they first appeared 17 years before the events of Starfox Assault, which would have been about the same time that Andross was banished from Corneria)? It would also explain how the Aparoids were able to come into contact with James McCloud (as hinted by the queen's impersonation). -Oneluckydog

Anything is possible, but there's no evidence to directly suggest it. Beltino makes no mention of Andross when he describes the first Aparoid encounter, nor do the Aparoids themselves allude to being created by him. About James, I think we're meant to infer that the queen was drawing on memories of him from Peppy, ROB, etc., and not necessarily that he had been assimilated. Jimbo-Jambo 20:53, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

The Invid from Robotech

This could be added to the trivia section if deemed plausable. They are similar to the aparoids in many aspects. 16:46, April 18, 2010 (UTC)

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