Homeworld: Interstellar space
Warp capable: Yes, natural
Environmental requirements: Interstellar space
Federation Status: At war
First Encountered: TNG: Datalore
Distinctive Features: crystalline structure that resembled a large snowflake
The Great Crystalline Entity was a powerful, space borne creature characterized by a crystalline structure that resembled a large snowflake. It had warp speed travel capability, formidable size, and the ability to consume all life on a planet or starship.
The Entity functioned as a giant electromagnetic collector and needed constant power, converting organic matter into energy. Once the Entity ravaged a planet, the planet’s natural resources were completely stripped. No further life would be able to grow for many years. Everything, including vegetation and bacteria, was completely converted.
In 2336, the Entity was lured to Omicron Theta by Lore, where it fed on the planet, destroying the colony and killing almost all of its inhabitants.
In 2364, after Lore was reactivated by the crew of the USS Enterprise-D, he again summoned the Entity so that it could feed on the ship’s crew. The Entity departed after Lore was beamed out into space.