Chrysalis (Apocalypse)

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A Chrysalis is the most vulnerable stage of Alien development because it possesses no attack mechanisms. Its skin is tough, but vulnerable to fire and incendiary ammunition. A new Alien will grow inside the Chrysalis and emerge after a period of three days. It seems that a variety of Alien forms could develop at this stage, dependent on the genetic information carried by the Hyperworm. The physiology of these new forms contains many new cell structures. We have now gained a significant understanding of Alien genetics.

Source: X-COM Apocalypse Ufopedia
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The Chrysalis appears to be an important stage in the Alien life cycle. The cell structures we have discovered seem to suggest that the emerging Aliens have a different physiology to those previously encountered. This could indicate that there will be further stages to our biological research. The Chrysalis contains no advanced brain structure and will not respond to Psionic attacks.

Source: X-COM Apocalypse Ufopedia

The Chrysalis is the form taken on by a matured (and fed) Hyperworm, and is the end of the Multiworm life cycle. From here, depending on the information fed to it, it will grow into another type of alien.

Functionally, Chrysalis are immobile and defenceless. They pose no threat whatsoever to X-COM agents. Undamaged Chrysalis will be automatically collected at the end of a mission.

See Also

Apocalypse InsigniaX-COM: Apocalypse/Units
X-COM: HumansHybridsAndroids

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