Terinu webcomic

Australian online science fiction adventure drama (sifi) web comic

Terinu is a science fiction adventure comic, done in black and white India ink in comic page format. It is the story of the title character, a fifteen-year-old alien boy, the last known member of a genetically engineered slave race, who is a pawn in a brewing galactic war.


The Galapados are a race of reptilian warriors created by the Gene Mage specifically to counter natural Human aggressiveness. They have khaki colored scales and yellow, pupiless eyes, are heavily muscled, and stand on average over six feet in height. They are unable to reproduce naturally, depending on incubation units to create and incubate Galapados young. This probably is one means the Varn use to prevent the Galapados from attempting to rebel against the Dominion. It is unknown whether they also have the Ferin’s natural inability to attack a Varn, though this would probably be a likely precaution for the Gene Mage to add to their psyches.

In the Terinu forums, Peta Hewitt has confirmed that the Galapados race was uplifted from Earth's Galapagos Lava Lizard from genetic samples gathered by the Gene Mage. The reason for the slight change in their race's spelling is unknown.