An Exotic alien is an alien life form with a body shape not fitting into any other category. Sometimes they may be partly humanoid, but are often very altered in shape. Exotic aliens can, however, have almost any body plan.[1]

There are two sub-categories of Exotic. These are the "Physical" Exotics and the "Apparational" Exotics, named for their corporeal and incorporeal natures respectively.[2]


  1. Marvels and Mysterys, aliens. Published 1995
  2. The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrial Life, p54