Composed of a viscous, translucent material, a Buzinya's membrane sits atop its host's head and protects the nucleus within. It may also appear on other parts of the body, such as a limb or tail, and is usually indicative of an injury the Buzinya attempted to heal. Strong digestive enzymes can be found within the membrane, but without a host, it is unlikely the parasite will be able to catch a substantial meal due to their slow movement. While they have the ability to extend their membrane to absorb objects, this is extremely energy-consuming without a host's body to do it for them. These enzymes are powerful enough to digest bone, scales, and even rock.
A Buzinya's antenna is an extremely important body part, as it is how they communicate with other disguised members of their species and keep their hivemind connected. Severing or removing the antenna often results in the parasite panicking and evacuating their host, and with no hivemind to guide them, perishing. However, some severed Buzinya are able to get used to the lost connection and become individuals, living normal lives like any other Lythian.
The nucleus of a Buzinya is simplistic, housing the mitochondria — the equivalent of its stomach — and the Nucleolus — the equivalent of its brain. While a mouth is visible on the nucleus, it is used exclusively for communication and not for food ingestion. Instead, microscopic pores found on the nuclear envelope are in charge of this, absorbing any digested nutrients from the membrane cytoplasm into the mitochondria.
Around the bottom of the Buzinya's membrane is a set of tentacle-like graspers, which are used both as locomotion for a hostless Buzinya, as well as for grasping onto a chosen host's neck. Once the host's head is fully digested and the rest of the body is overtaken by the Buzinya's cytoplasm, they may opt to hide their graspers due to no longer needing them, while others may keep them out for show.
Buzinyas cannot be created via a normal character slot. Instead, players must obtain a Buzinya Parasite item, which can be found in certain shops and explorations. The item can be applied to a pre-existing character to give them the "Infected" label. The character will still be under its original species on the index, but can now be updated to include a Buzinya Form. You can choose to set this form as its main index image or use the FORMula Plus item to unlock an additional, toggle-able image.
Alternatively, you can also submit a new character slot and apply your Buzinya Parasite to it to start off with a Buzinya form. However, you must still select another Lythian species to have the Buzinya infect, and follow the base design guidelines of.
A Buzimew is a smaller, less powerful version of the Buzinya Parasite that can only infect Companion species. Players must obtain a Buzimew Parasite item and apply it to a pre-existing Companion or submit it with a new character slot design. Said Companion will receive "Infected" as a label.