- For other uses, see Hatchling.
A hatchling was an animalistic member of Species M-113, also known as salt vampires. The hatchling was the youngest combat-ready creature of the species, and represented the lowest and most common rank in their hierarchy. (STO - "Season 7: New Romulus" mission: "Mine Trap")
Appearance and specificationsEdit
The hatchling did not wear clothing. Its hunched but humanoid body was covered in brown fur, leaving the face and extremities exposed. These parts were scaly and white-skinned. The hatchling resembled the infamous M-113 creature the most. (STO - "Season 7: New Romulus" mission: "Mine Trap", TOS episode: "The Man Trap")
In combat, hatchlings did not carry weapons and instead relied on their claws for melee attacks. For ranged attacks, they weakened their prey by putting them in a hypnotic hold, and draining them of salt. The hatchling was weaker than the adult. Compared to the forces of the Alpha Quadrant Alliance, its abilities and strength were equivalent to an ensign-/neophyte rank. (STO - "Season 7: New Romulus" mission: "Mine Trap", STO - "Season 12: Reckoning" mission: "Arena of Sompek")
In 2409, a horde of Species M-113 emerged from the underground in the Hfihar system and began attacking the Romulan Republic colonists of the Hfihar mining colony. While the M-113 creature could not derive salt from Vulcanoids, the revived species had been genetically modified and where a threat to Romulans. An Allied party present at the colony fought the Species M-113 creatures and guided the evacuation of the colonists. (STO - "Season 7: New Romulus" mission: "Mine Trap")