Galibytes stand at an average of four and a half feet, with bodies composed of organic and artificial material, most commonly a mixture of fur and slime. This ratio varies depending on the individual, with some being mostly slime, some being mostly organic, and others being half-and-half. However, for those who are made mainly of slime, they always have at least some form of organic material present. It's not uncommon for this to be the material that first develops on their face as a newly born Galibyte, though others may lose this and instead form organic material elsewhere. On the other extreme, with individuals that are mostly organic, their body texture never covers their chest so that their core can have exposure to air. The slime ranges between individuals, some appearing more opaque and with a gelatin-like consistency, while others are more transparent and retain an ooze-like consistency.
✦ Magnet Chargers & Antennae
Considered to be the only traces of magic a Galibyte has, their chargers are found attached to their antennae — inside them, attached to the tips, floating above them, etc. They always come in pairs and absorb an energy specific to them known as "magnet." Theoretically, a Galibyte could be able to control magnetic energy, but their extraordinarily weak amounts of magic would prove this to be difficult to learn. Curiously, they may have additional false chargers alongside their main ones — similar to that of an Igalyph
— but they appear to be benign and don’t supply any charge…
Galibytes have very sensitive ears. They aren’t particularly flexible, so cannot be used for much expression, though they can rotate to let the primate take in sounds from all angles.
A Galibyte’s core is located inside its chest, and usually composed of some sort of metallic material. Suspended in slime, the core stores energy gathered by the chargers, giving it a unique magnetic pull that only affects the Galibyte’s inner slime. Without this, the Galibyte would lose its density and not be able to hold its form.
Having similarly proportioned arms and legs, Galibytes are able to walk on their hind legs but also on all fours. However, most prefer to travel upright to keep their hands sanitized. They may have fingers or dexterous paw-like digits, but they always have opposable thumbs, so they can hold objects. Their legs can range from digitigrade to plantigrade in shape, and often feature hand-like feet. Even those with hindpaws have a dewclaw — more of a dew-toe, really — which allows them to also grip objects with their feet and use them like extra hands.
Having full control of their tail, a Galibyte can feasibly use it to pick up and manipulate objects, though it’s not recommended to use them for more precision-based tasks. It is also used for balance, offsetting the weight on their legs and preventing them from falling over.