A Proton, nicknamed for its structural similarities to the positive subatomic particle, is only visible because of the strong energy field orbiting its extremely tiny core. This field typically appears as a yellow cloud of energy, which is often brightened by snaking sea-green rays of oppositely charged energy.
The Proton typically hovers, its light core buoyant in most environments, and it is so small it can pass through most solid objects. Despite its small physical size, a Proton’s relatively immense energy output allows it to emit powerful shocks when attacked by an enemy, before the foe can react.
A Proton is typically attracted to others of its kind, who emit the same particular patterns and wavelengths of light as it does. Groups of Protons gather around Nova, especially visible at night, often appearing as an unusually bright cluster of stars in the sky, or a dense thicket of bioluminescent plankton just off the shoreline at sea.