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The Book of Aliens: Orions

Memory Alpha: Orion

Planet of origin: Orion, in the Orion sector of the Milky Way.

Orions are sentient humanoids which look outrageously like humans with green or blue skin.  Orion males are typically bald and, on average, taller and more muscular than an average human male.  In Orion society, males are slaves to females, but to outsiders they maintain a contrary fa├žade.  Orion females can be very animalistic in nature and have highly potent pheromones which accelerate male metabolisms in many species, raising adrenaline production to dangerous levels which, ultimately, can cause delusions and make victims susceptible to suggestion.  The pheromones' effects are cumulative; the longer exposed, the more pronounced the results.  Females of other species react negatively to these pheromones.  Vulcans are immune to their effects.

Orion civilization was once highly advanced, but fell into a state of semi-barbarism.  Little is known about the organization of Orion government or if a central government exists.  Orions maintain an air of neutrality in relations with other species but this is more of a guise than reality, to cover shady operations.  The first known Orion contact with humans was made with Arik Soong during the 2130s.  Most contacts took place on Verex III and the Orion colony, well-known trade centers.  The primary entity operating within these confines was the Orion Syndicate, a conglomeration of traders, pirates and smugglers.  (Source: TOS: "The Menagerie, Part II")
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