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{{Infobox Species
|Species name = Gappa
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|image =Gappa.jpg
|aka = NA
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|aka =
 
|type = Arachnid
 
|type = Arachnid
|affiliation = NA
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|affiliation =
 
|origin = [[Hydropellica]]
 
|origin = [[Hydropellica]]
|appearances = [[NSA]]: ''[[Snowglobe 7 (novel)|Snowglobe 7]]''
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|only= Snowglobe 7 (novel)
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}}The '''Gappa''' were a race frozen in the arctic for thousands of years.
   
The '''Gappa''' are a race frozen in the arctic for thousands of years.
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== Biology ==
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Gappa looked like a cross between a [[bat]] and a [[spider]]. They had thick, wiry fur, thin exoskeletons and the wrinkled noses of bats. They had eight bony legs. The front two had long fingers on the end. The Gappa had limited sight and used touch and echolocation to find their way around. They communicated with a [[telepathy|telepathic field]] which could also be used to possess beings. Being adapted to a cold climate, the Gappa were weak in heat and could be killed in seconds by high temperatures.
   
==Biology==
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Gappa could reproduce asexually by laying eggs, which were kept in the corpses of their prey. These eggs would cause the body to mutate, turning the [[skull]] into an egg-like shape. When the skulls broke down, anyone who breathed in the dust could be controlled by the Gappa. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[Snowglobe 7 (novel)|Snowglobe 7]]'')
In appearance Gappa look like a cross between a [[bat]] and a [[spider]]. They have thick wiry fur. They have eight legs set out like a spiders. They have the wrinkled nose of a bat. The legs are long and bony with bristles coming off them. The front two legs have long fingers on the end, these are used to feel around in the dark. The Gappa have limited sight and require on echolocation to find their way around, they do this by making high-pitched squeaking noises. Gappa communicate using a telepathic field that can also be used to possess beings.
 
   
===Weaknesses===
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== History ==
Having lived on an Ice planet Gappa have no tolerance to heat. High temperatures kill them in seconds. Gappa only have a weak exoskeleton and so can easily be killed by crushing or throwing them.
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The Gappa originated on [[Hydropellica]], but by the [[Stone Age]] of [[Earth]], they had over-hunted their food sources and were in danger of becoming extinct. A group of [[Modrakanian]]s took the last Gappa from the planet, intending to take it home and preserve it, but the ship crashed on [[Earth]]. Though the Modrakanians were killed in the crash, the Gappa was able to escape. The early [[human]]s of [[Earth]] were able to drive the Gappa into the ice using [[fire]].
   
===Life Cycle===
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In the [[2090s]], the governments began moving sheets of ice into [[Snowglobe]]s to deal with [[global warming]]. The section of ice containing the Gappa was moved to [[Snowglobe 7]]. The Gappa awoke and used two [[human]]s and a [[Flisk]] as hosts to breed a new group of Gappa. The skulls of the hosts were found by workers from [[Snowglobe 6]], who believed they were eggs. The eggs were taken to the hospital at Snowlgobe 6, where they began to disintegrate, causing everyone who breathed it in to become unconscious. When [[Maxwell O'Keefe]] and his assistant [[Curtis Rabley]] arrived at Snowglobe 7 the Gappa attacked them, capturing Maxwell and using him as a host. Rabley was able to escape, killing a Gappa with bullet fire as he went. The Gappa used their telepathic link to awaken the infected people at the hospital and commanded them to come to Snowglobe 7 and hand themselves over to be eaten.
The Gappa life cycle was a normal reproductive one but due to mass numbers being wiped out the Gappa began laying eggs in victims bodies where the Gappa grows up before hatching.
 
   
===Technology===
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The [[Tenth Doctor]] and [[Twelve]] arrived at the Gappa's lair, distracting them and resulting in the telepathic link being broken. The Gappa pursued them but were defeated by guards using flamethrowers. The Gappa retained a telepathic link with [[Beth Cowley]] and made her take the "eggs" to the roof of the [[Rose Tower]] hotel. She accidentally fell, causing the dust to be spread and 2,000 people to be infected. The Doctor accessed Snowglobe 7 with an [[ambulance]] and detonated the engine from the old Modrakanian's ship. This killed the Gappa and blew up Snowglobe 7. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[Snowglobe 7 (novel)|Snowglobe 7]]'')
Gappa are a primitive race with no technology. They merely eat and reproduce in order to survive and have little intelligence.
 
   
==History==
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When the [[Tenth Doctor]] and [[Donna Noble]] were in what they believed to be an [[Antarctica]] base, the Doctor believed that the creature menacing the humans was a Gappa, but the whole scenario turned out to be a lure created by [[Sebastiene]]. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[The Doctor Trap (novel)|The Doctor Trap]]'')
The Gappa originated on Hydropellica but they ate so much all other species became extinct and slowly the Gappa began to die out. A group of [[Modrakanian]]s took the last Gappa from the planet intending to take it home and preserve it so the Gappa would not become extinct but the ship crashed on [[Earth]]. The Modrakanians were killed in the crash but the Gappa escaped. They had crashed during the Stone Age. The Gappa was driven by cavemen, using their new invention fire, down into the ice where it was frozen. In the [[2090s]] the governments began moving sheets of ice into [[Snowglobe]]'s and the Section of ice containing the Gappa was moved to [[Snowglobe 7]].
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[[Category:Predators]]
 
The Gappa awoke and used two [[Human]]s and a [[Flisk]] as hosts to breed a new group of Gappa. The skulls of the hosts were found by workers from [[Snowglobe 6]] who believed they were eggs, the eggs were taken to the hospital at Snowlgobe 6. The "eggs" began to disintegrate and when the dust was breathed in the being became unconscious. Soon many of the hospital staff had breathed in the dust. The infected people breathing it out into others also spread the dust. When [[Maxwell O'Keefe]] and his assistant [[Curtis Rabley]] arrived at Snowglobe 7 the Gappa attacked them capturing Maxwell and using him as a host, Rabley escaped killing a Gappa with bullet fire as he went. The Gappa used their telepathic link to awaken the infected people at the hospital and commanded them to come to Snowglobe 7 and hand themselves over to be eaten.
 
 
[[Tenth Doctor|The Doctor]] and [[Twelve]] arrived at the Gappa's lair and this distracted them resulting in the telepathic link being broken. The Gappa pursued them but were defeated but guards using flamethrowers. The Gappa retained a telepathic link with [[Beth Cowley]] and made her take the "eggs" to the roof of the [[Rose Tower]] hotel where she accidentally fell, yet still the egg dust was released and possessed 2'000 civilians on the beach below who surrounded Snowglobe 7 wanting to be let in so they could hand themselves over to be eaten. The Doctor accessed Snowglobe 7 with an ambulance and detonated the engine from the old Modrakanian's ship. This killed the Gappa and blew up Snowglobe7. ([[NSA]]: ''[[Snowglobe 7 (novel)|Snowglobe 7]]'')
 
 
[[Category:Hive minds]]
 
[[Category:Hive minds]]
[[Category:Arachnid species]]
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[[Category:Arachnids]]
 
[[Category:Mutter's Spiral species]]
 
[[Category:Mutter's Spiral species]]
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[[Category:Asexual reproduction]]

Latest revision as of 01:20, February 23, 2020

The Gappa were a race frozen in the arctic for thousands of years.

Biology Edit

Gappa looked like a cross between a bat and a spider. They had thick, wiry fur, thin exoskeletons and the wrinkled noses of bats. They had eight bony legs. The front two had long fingers on the end. The Gappa had limited sight and used touch and echolocation to find their way around. They communicated with a telepathic field which could also be used to possess beings. Being adapted to a cold climate, the Gappa were weak in heat and could be killed in seconds by high temperatures.

Gappa could reproduce asexually by laying eggs, which were kept in the corpses of their prey. These eggs would cause the body to mutate, turning the skull into an egg-like shape. When the skulls broke down, anyone who breathed in the dust could be controlled by the Gappa. (PROSE: Snowglobe 7)

History Edit

The Gappa originated on Hydropellica, but by the Stone Age of Earth, they had over-hunted their food sources and were in danger of becoming extinct. A group of Modrakanians took the last Gappa from the planet, intending to take it home and preserve it, but the ship crashed on Earth. Though the Modrakanians were killed in the crash, the Gappa was able to escape. The early humans of Earth were able to drive the Gappa into the ice using fire.

In the 2090s, the governments began moving sheets of ice into Snowglobes to deal with global warming. The section of ice containing the Gappa was moved to Snowglobe 7. The Gappa awoke and used two humans and a Flisk as hosts to breed a new group of Gappa. The skulls of the hosts were found by workers from Snowglobe 6, who believed they were eggs. The eggs were taken to the hospital at Snowlgobe 6, where they began to disintegrate, causing everyone who breathed it in to become unconscious. When Maxwell O'Keefe and his assistant Curtis Rabley arrived at Snowglobe 7 the Gappa attacked them, capturing Maxwell and using him as a host. Rabley was able to escape, killing a Gappa with bullet fire as he went. The Gappa used their telepathic link to awaken the infected people at the hospital and commanded them to come to Snowglobe 7 and hand themselves over to be eaten.

The Tenth Doctor and Twelve arrived at the Gappa's lair, distracting them and resulting in the telepathic link being broken. The Gappa pursued them but were defeated by guards using flamethrowers. The Gappa retained a telepathic link with Beth Cowley and made her take the "eggs" to the roof of the Rose Tower hotel. She accidentally fell, causing the dust to be spread and 2,000 people to be infected. The Doctor accessed Snowglobe 7 with an ambulance and detonated the engine from the old Modrakanian's ship. This killed the Gappa and blew up Snowglobe 7. (PROSE: Snowglobe 7)

When the Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble were in what they believed to be an Antarctica base, the Doctor believed that the creature menacing the humans was a Gappa, but the whole scenario turned out to be a lure created by Sebastiene. (PROSE: The Doctor Trap)

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