Indogene shapetakers were developed shortly before the Votans left for Earth. The first models were sent aboard the Omec arks to sabotage their engines and prevent the Omec from ever reaching Earth. Although they succeeded in their mission, the shapetaker technology was never fully perfected. Gordon McClintock, the first human to be replaced by a shapetaker, behaved erratically (as seen in Season One, Episode 8). Mayor Nicolette Riordon, another Indogene shapetaker who co-founded the town of Defiance, required periodic maintenance from Doc Yewll. It was even rumored that John Paul Bullock, the human assassin who started the Pale Wars, was an Indogene spy in disguise. Lieutenant Bebe represents a newer breed of shapetaker -- quicker to transform and harder to detect.