Worldbuilding: Project Tatterdemalion AU backstory

Mind the tags. Nightmare Fuel is on here for a reason.

I’ve read the first two books in this series by Roger MacBride Allen, and there was one line that stood out to me from the setting. Someone’s wondering why humanity’s never found another alien species before this mess, and then realizes exactly why: “The Charonians had eaten them.”

The Arrancar species is very much based on that line.

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