Does this species look interesting at all to you?
So, I came up with a concept of an alien species who has hair that eat people. These people are born with the buds in their hair from bacteria that implanted in their skull during their time in the womb, and will stay with them for as long as they live. Both the buds and the hosts need each other in order to live. The host provides food for the buds to eat, and in return, the bodies of the buds provide nutrients to the host's body, which enables the host to never have to eat if they don't want to.
I'm thinking about making a name, and so far I came up with the name of Mawers. The species name might be changed if I come up with a better name. XD
They are a humanoid species, but have bacteria that produces a maximum of 10 sentient buds that act as their hair. The hair is sentient, with each bud having their own personality, along with a taste for eating people they or their host doesn't like.
Each bud can come in different shapes, sizes, colors, patterns, and all buds can talk if they wish to speak. The "leaves" of each bud are considered the rest of each bud's body, with the massive front eating part the head. They look like baby buds, but will not turn into any new buds. The rest of the hair is considered to be the human hair, but cannot be controlled by the buds, as they can only control their hair body that the bacteria has a hold of, not the host's hair that the bacteria does not have a hold of. They can however, feel the host's hair if it touches anything, due being implanted in the skull, but still do not have control over the host's hair.
Each bud acts like a guard dog to their host, willing to bite off the head of whoever has hurt their host, or if they just generally don't like the person. It is greatly encouraged for a host to name their bud, as their buds can grow depressed and wither away from sadness. This of course can become an issue, as the health of the buds are tied in with the health of the human. If the buds die, the human dies. If the human dies, the buds dies. So it is greatly encouraged to treat them as if they were your friend.
The host of the buds can look like humans in term of body shape, and can have any color skin, but always have a max of four arms and two legs. Of course, these limbs can be lost through severe trauma like humans can, and will never have a rarity set. Deformities of the body sometimes happen, but will never have a rarity set either. That's just not how I roll.
Those of the male sex are born with markings on their body that glow in the dark, and those of the female sex have eyes that glow in the dark.
Here is what one looks like:
You can go here for a better look on a full body. This is Miyoshi, and her buds Hidari and Migi. They're very "eat first, ask questions later" sort of buds. They also like to insult everyone they encounter. Miyoshi keeps them under control though.
If enough people are interested, I'll make some trait sheets and hold a myo event! :D