For the character of the same name, see Mantrid .
Season 2, Episode 01
Mantrid screenshot
Air date December 11, 1998
Episode guide
Giga Shadow
Giga Shadow over the Cluster

The Giga Shadow drifting towards the Cluster.

“Many thousands of years ago we were defeated by humans in the great insect wars. Our human enemies thought they destroyed all insects but I escaped to live on. I hid myself by burying deep into a small planetoid, and there I waited.

I passed my essence, my soul, my intelligence, my everything, into a human host. As the last surviving insect, I knew that I would never be able to defeat the humans, but if I possessed a human body, then perhaps I could use humans to defeat themselves.

I became His Divine Shadow the most powerful ruler in the two universes. My power over humanity grew as I passed my power down through generation, after generation of human hosts. My insect body also grew in strength, fed by human flesh gathered from 20,000 unsuspecting planets, all unknowingly enslaved to their enemy.

But my order was destroyed by Kai, the last of the Brunnen-G. My prematurely reborn body was killed by the Lexx, the most powerful weapon of destruction ever built. Kai crushed the brain of my last human host, but he did not kill me, as I still live on.

But he does not know that I live, through him…” — The Giga Shadow

Kai, possessed by His Divine Shadow, Kai convinces the crew that he is low on protoblood and leads the crew back to the Light Zone to retrieve a dormant offspring insect larvae of the Giga Shadow from the remains of the Cluster. The crew then goes to meet Mantrid, former Supreme Bio-Vizier for The Divine Order, under the pretense of trying to convince him to extract protoblood from the insect larvae. In actuality, His Divine Shadow needs Mantrid's help to revive the larvae so that His Divine Shadow can be transferred into it.

The aging Mantrid sees the value of the larvae and plans to use the insect's transference organ to transfer himself into a new machine body, which he has been constructing for a long time. Mantrid begins reviving the insect and dissecting it so that he can harvest its transference organ. However, once it is apparent that Mantrid has his own agenda, the possessed Kai attempts to kill Mantrid by shattering the jar containing his fluid-suspended organs and finishes transferring the essence of His Divine Shadow into the larvae.

Mantrid's besotted apprentice Viggo gathers up the remains of Mantrid's dying body and uses the transference organ to transfer Mantrid's essence from his dying body to the machine body. The crew flees to the Lexx and destroys the planet in an attempt to kill the insect and Mantrid, but Mantrid's machine escapes.

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