Raylan's menagerie of Chimærae lived with him deep in the mountains on Lorien and became one of the only things he cared about after he became bitter and distrustful as a result of his obsessions with The Secret Wars. During the invasion of Lorien, Raylan arranged for his daughter, Ella and his Chimærae to leave Lorien in his restored antique ship. They left for the Museum which stored the ship, acting as bodyguards for Crayton and Ella, though many died along the way.
Life with Raylan Edit
Raylan was a recluse who locked himself in a large compound deep in the mountains. His menagerie of many Chimærae were one of the only things he took pride in and were kept for company. They were largely tended to by Crayton, Raylan's caretaker.
Escaping Lorien Edit
When the Mogadorians invaded Lorien, Raylan sent the Chimærae to the Loric Museum with Crayton and his new born daughter Ella so that they could be sent to Earth in the ship that he owned. On the way to the Museum many lost their lives as they fought Mogadorians to create a safe path for them, leaving about a fifteen (The Navigator).
In Number Four's visions of Lorien on the night of the Mogadorian Invasion, he witnesses a Second ship leaving the planet. He watches as three Cêpan, a bundle and fifteen of the surviving Chimærae enter the ship and it takes off. (I Am Number Four)
On the ship, the Chimærae shrank into smaller animals and hibernated in the storage area to conserve food. Crayton took care of them, waking them up every few days to force them to consume protein. (The Navigator)
Arrival on Earth Edit
Upon their arrival on Earth, the Chimærae were riled up with their freedom. One Chimæra, named Olivia, transformed into a large bird, beckoning the group to follow her through the Egyptian dessert. Some of the Chimærae had also transformed into four legged animals to carry supplies. When Crayton parted ways with Zophie and Lexa, he took Olivia with him.
The remaining Chimærae traveled to the United States and shrunk into insects and lizards to hide in pockets and in luggage on the flight. They went with Lexa and Zophie to search the mountains in Montreal and rationed their time between guarding the perimeter and sleeping. (The Navigator)
Capture, Plum Island Edit
When Lexa left the cabin to follow a lead in Montreal, Zophie was contacted by someone claiming to be an ally with knowledge of her brother, she compromised her position and the Mogadorians descended. The Chimærae fought against the Mogadorians, however some were overpowered, wrestled and bagged while others were subjected to ferocious Piken and Kraul attacks. Lexa, watching the attack through the surveillance notes that some Chimærae fall and don't get back up. In an attempt to protect her, two of the Chimærae surround Zophie after she was impaled by the horn of a Piken. Despite their efforts, nine of the Chimærae were captured while the other five were killed. (The Navigator)
The majority of the Chimærae were taken to Plum Island and subjected to intense experimentation, in order for the Mogadorians to try and isolate the gene that would allow them to shapeshift and incorporate it into the DNA of Vatborn Mogadorians. One Chimæra, later known by the name Dust, was taken to Dulce where he managed to survive the battle, becoming allies with Adamus Sutekh after meeting in the desert.
After discovering Dust, he soon learns from an injured Mogadorian, Rexicus Saturnus, that there were others in a facility in New York. Adam embarked on a mission to infiltrate the base and rescue them. He discovered seven in cages but was forced to leave two behind who have seemingly been tortured and mutilated to the point of insanity. It is also implied that one other used to be there but died soon before his arrival. Adam discovered that the Mogadorians have discovered the Garde's hideout in Chicago and drove there at full speed with the five he rescued. (The Forgotten Ones).
Adam and the Chimærae met up with Number Four, Malcolm, Sam Goode and Sarah Hart and they fled from Chicago to Baltimore where, with some effort, Four managed to heal them. Sam decided to name one of the Chimærae Stanley, Sarah named the female Chimæra Biscuit, Malcolm named one Gamera, and two more were named Regal and Bandit.
Dust and the other five Chimærae helped take over Ashwood Estates (With the form of a falcon, Dust attacks the General, while the others had taken form of rhinoceroses, bears, tigers, panthers and even a Komodo dragon). Afterward, Dust accompanied Number Six, Marina, and Adam, going to the Sanctuary in Calakmul, while the other five Chimærae stayed behind with Malcolm Goode and the majority of Agent Walker's men. (The Revenge of Seven).
Dust was paralyzed by Mogadorian true-born female Phiri Dun-Ra, and was rendered temporarily useless for the duration of the Garde's stay in Mexico. The other five Chimærae, along with Malcolm and Walker's men, were swept by an evacuation in DC. Malcolm told the Chimærae to lay low to prevent them from being discovered and experimented on by the government. (The Fate of Ten)
After an infiltration at Patience Creek, five of the Chimærae were assigned to protect the Human-Garde. Stanley went to Sam Goode, Biscuit went to Daniela Morales, Gamera went to Ran, Regal went to Caleb, and Bandit went to Nigel Rally. Meanwhile, Dust fought Phiri Dun-Ra alongside Adam and Number Six in the Final Battle for Earth, ultimately giving his life to save Adam. Adam now wears one of Dust's fangs as a necklace to keep his memory of the fallen Chimæra. (United As One)
Olivia was said to be one of the more intelligent of the Chimærae and is often seen in the shape of larger animals. From a young age Ella felt safe with Olivia around so Crayton took her with them when he parted ways with Zophie and Lexa. Olivia is attacked by a group of Krauls in Spain and bleeds to death at the bottom of the lake.
Dust was separated from the rest of the captured Chimærae and taken to Dulce Base, rather than Plum Island. He escaped the base after its destruction, caused by Adam, and came across him in the desert. He was initially suspicious of Adam but soon the two form a mutual bond. Dust has a distinctive grey color, in all forms, with Golden Eyes.
Named for the former alias of Number Nine, Stanley is a rather chubby Chimæra which prefers the form of a large ginger cat. He was assigned to protect Sam Goode.
Named by Sarah, Biscuit prefers to rest in the form of a Golden Retriever. She was assigned to protect Daniela Morales.
Malcolm named this Chimæra, who rests as a snapping turtle, after an old movie monster. He was assigned to protect Ran.
Named after the hawk form it prefers to rest in. He was assigned to protect Caleb.
Rests in the form of a scrawny Raccoon. He was assigned to protect Nigel Rally
- Many died protecting Crayton and Ella on their way to the Loric Museum.
- Several are killed by Piken and Krauls in Montreal when Lexa and Zophie's cabin is ambushed by Mogadorians.
- At least two were eft behind at Plum Island as they were deemed insane due to the experiments (It is implied that one other died at Plum Island prior to Adam's arrival).