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The Belle Hadeans

Sapient Species:


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Xenohominidae
Tribe: Xenohominini
Genus: Hades
Species: Hades Sapiens
Average Height: 4' 11" (151 centimeters)
Average Weight: 125 pounds (56.7 kilograms)
Sexes: 2 (Male, Female)
Average Life Span: 63 years (78 local years)
Maximum Life Span: 97 years (119 local years)


Eye Color(s): Brown, Green, Hazel, Blue or Lavender
Hair Color(s): Black, Brown, Chestnut, Blond(e) or Red
Skin Color(s): Blue, Light Blue/Cyan
Distinguishing features: Pointed ears (Shapes and sizes vary from person to person, but are always pointed, and mainly parallel with the skull, in a manner similar as the examples shown above.)
Population: 5.1 billion (steady)
Dominant Gender: Female


Belle Hades has had a technologically advanced civilization for at least sixty-two thousand years, much longer than Earthlings have been able to sustain any form of technological advancement at any given point of time. Officially, the Belle Hadean civilization is a Type I (one) on the Kardashev scale. However, their actual technological advancement is beyond that of a Type III (three) civilization, making them on par with the galaxy-wide civilzation depicted in a popular Earthling science fiction franchise. Thus, the Belle Hadeans have long mastered the ability to maintain a balance between nature and civilization, with top-notch technology and progressive environmentalist policies.

Belle Hadean cities have huge populations, because the Belle Hadeans have taken advantage of their homeworld's lower gravity, and constructed monsterous "super-scrapers" enormous skyscrapers that are literally many thousands of feet high, and contain multiple communities. In addition, they are seamlessly integrated into the environment, when able, rendering them among the more beautiful of giant ecologically-friendly structures. The largest cities on Belle Hades have at most a dozen of these skyscrapers. In addition to giant skyscrapers, the major cities have huge land areas, as result of a global cap on urban and population densities beyond the skyscrapers.
Politically, Belle Hades is a united planet, essentially making it a planet-state; similar to a city-state, but on a much larger scale. The political focus of the Belle Hadeans is democracy, with elections held for President held every six years. However, democracy is a very new experience for Belle Hades, as it was only recently that Belle Hades and Earth together deposed an extremely ancient, oppressive, totalitarian alien regime that astonishingly operated almost completely in secrecy. As far as political leanings go, Belle Hadean society is remarkably liberal and left-wing, with preference for civil rights, environmental protection, and of course, freedom. Like most large political entities, there is at least some political diversity, with some groups being more conservative.

Culturally, the planet is about as diverse as Earth, with each of the planet's twenty-seven megalopolises having their own, unique cultures. The diversity is even greater in the country-side. A common theme in Belle Hades' culture is using "underworldly" and "dark" sounding names for people and places and applying them in a friendlier perspective.

The physiology of Belle Hadeans is very similar to that of human Earthlings, with similar internal biological structures. As a result, Earthling-Belle Hadean interbreeding carries very little risk, with the exception of the potential for STD's (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) to spread, if infected individuals are not careful.

In terms of psychology, the gender roles in Belle Hadeans are reversed, meaning that the females carry masculine traits, and males carry the feminine traits, with the exception that both genders possess feminine parenting traits.

Belle Hadeans are generally disliked among Earthlings, due to the females' domination over Belle Hades. However, Belle Hadeans tend to be quite fond of Earthlings, for reasons unknown, and often seek out Earthlings for mates, although are frequently disappointed by humanity's preference for violence.

While the Belle Hadeans are satisfied with their current state, there is growing pressure from progressive groups, most notably science fiction fans, both in Belle Hadean and Earthling societies, for Belle Hades to expand beyond Delta Trianguli, especially since the alien regime was overthrown. For the most part, the response by the government has simply been to share advanced technology, both developed on Belle Hades and the technologies taken from the deposed regime, with Earth.

Religion and Spirituality

For most of Belle Hadean civilization's history, as on Earth, religion and spirituality was dominated by the deposed alien regime, and was repeatedly intertwined with Earthling religions. As such, many of the deities that appeared on Earth also appeared on Belle Hades, although some deities were unique to each planet. Much of the aliens' efforts were focused on making "underworldly" characters and places having a "beautiful" appearance to them, hence the planet's name; although it is suggested that it may have been inspired by Belle Hades' planet/moon setup bearing some resemblance to the dwarf planet Pluto's planet/moon setup in Earth's own star system.

One of the more revered religious figures on Belle Hades was the character Lilith, most likely because they identified with her independent nature. Her most well-known antics included her occasionally turbulent marriage to Hades, who on Earth was the Greek God of the Underworld, with the difference being that Lilith was known as Persephone to the Earthlings. This match-up is the reason for the names of Belle Hades' two suns, since both figures are widely looked upon favorably. On Earth, the name "Lilith" was used for a simple demon. Another difference between Belle Hadean and Earthling mythologies was that Persephone (Lilith) was unwillingly forced into marriage with Hades, whereas the Belle Hadeans believed that her marriage to Hades was entirely voluntary. The marriage still lasts to this day, although an end-of-the-world scenario depicts four potential outcomes for the pair: splitting up, killing one another, dying in each other's arms, or one or both committing suicide because of the other. All four outcomes are most likely a symbolic reference to Delta Trianguli's eventual fate.

Religion itself has had a vastly less violent history on Belle Hades than on Earth, for reasons unclear. It is suggested that this may have been due to the alien regime finding violence on Earth and other yet-to-be-discovered planets more entertaining than violence on Belle Hades. It has been noted, by both Earthlings and Belle Hadeans who are sensitive to "psychic" energies, that benevolent energies occupy the entire planet, whereas Earth is occupied by the full spectrum of energies, from the dark to the benevolent.