Horrible freaks of nature to some, loveable fucksticks to others, mantics are genetic mutations created by Dr. Lillian Margaliss under her top secret MANTICORE program.
After Lily’s defection to the Mary Celeste, these circus freaks were adapted to act as meat-shields for the resistance campaign.
An unfortunate mixture of various alien DNA strands and extremely tight deadlines, mantics are less-than-stellar representations of genetic splicing…or as Lily calls them, “works in progress.”
However, they are still effective combatants and can also perform simple tasks on the ship like sweeping the floors, standing guard and railing your waifus over and over again.
Mantics are created in the lab and can grow in strength alongside your waifus – provided you can keep them alive.