The Judas Breed are the main antagonists of the 1997 American horror film Mimic.
Originally bred by Dr. Susan Tyler to combat Manhattan's increasingly dangerous population of disease-spreading cockroaches, the fast-breeding insects known as the Judas Breed eventually created a breeding population in the sewers of New York City.
The Judas Breed are a species of man-sized, cockroach-like insects that walk on four of their legs and use the two foremost limbs as weapons and grasps. They possess large insectoid wings that they can drape over their bodies to create the illusion of clothing.
Powers and Abilities
Judas Breed possesses the following powers and abilities:
- Powerful jaws
- Mimicry of humans
Most of the insects are killed by blowing them up with a broken gas line, and the final creature is killed by luring it in front of an oncoming subway train. However, they were revealed to have survived as evidenced by Mimic 2 and 3.
- According to the film, the Judas Breed are capable of evolving over hundreds of thousands of generations in the span of three years.