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A Mangalore with his rifle.

Homeworld: Ban'Gore
Affliation: Themselves
Zorg (hired guns)
Mangalore Empire (formerly)
Classification: Humanoid, Scaly, Possibly Aquatic
Average Height: 6ft
Average Weight: 300lbs
Typical Lifespan: Unknown
Sexes: Male, Female (presumably)
Technology Level: Highly Advanced
Distinctive Features

Two pairs of Black Eyes, Pointy Ears, Ugly faces

The Mangalores are a scattered warrior race that are considered savage brutes by other races. Prior to the events of the film, the Mangalores were involved in a conflict with humanity in which humanity emerged victorious. Their Empire dissolved due to political infighting and the United Earth Government forced them to relocate to barren star systems. In 2263, they are hired by Zorg to help the The Great Evil.

Only 'male' mangalores are shown, though they are shown to be able to take the form of women just as easily as men. It is unknown what female mangalores look like, or even if the mangalores are simply a mono-gendered species.

Mangalores are rather ugly creatures and mainly use projectile weapons, like rifles and pistols.

Mangalores have a unique ability to shapeshift their bodies, which is useful as a means of infiltration, though technology exists that can pierce the disguise, as shown when a pair of Mangalores try to disguise themselves while trying to get onto the flight bound for Fhloston Paradise. One of the aliens' disguises was faulty, as his face would periodically contort itself and his alien voice remained unchanged.

Mangalores also tend to hire themselves out as mercenaries, having earned a reputation as soldiers-for-hire that are willing (or simply stupid enough) to accept exceptionally dangerous missions.

Aknot is the leader of the group of Mangalores depicted in the film. He is injured in an explosion when another Mangalore presses the red button on a gun Zorg gave them, prompting him to delegate command to Akanit and send the rest of the group to seek revenge. Aknot was shot in the head by Dallas, and his second in command, Akanit, blew himself up with a bomb to kill Zorg.