The Maltusians evolved on the planet Maltus, and were possibly the first intelligent life forms in the Universe.
The Maltusians were originally tall greyish blue humanoids with black hair. In the early days of the universe, they were a war-filled race. Sometime later, they became scientists and thinkers, experimenting on the worlds around them. One experiment led to the creation of a new species, the Psions. In a pivotal moment, billions of years ago, a Maltusian named Krona used time-bending technology to observe the beginning of the Universe. This experiment flooded the beginning of the Universe with entropy causing it "to be born old".
Feeling responsible for this, some of the Maltusians relocated to the planet Oa (at "the center of the Universe") and became the insterstellar peacekeeping organization known as the Guardians of the Universe. The other then split off into various factions such as the Controllers and the Zamarons. The lost colony of Maltus was discovered on Earth and became known as Leprechauns.
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