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Mondoshawan - Fifth Element

The rotund, lumbering benefactors of humanity from Fifth Element are known as the Mondoshawan. Mysteriously entrust humanity with the most important weapon in the universe and reappear every 5,000 years to reassess the wisdom of their decision. It's never made clear in the film whether the Mondoshawan are mechanical beings, or biological ones inside those ungainly suits. Either way, their morphology is entirely impractical for everyday life, but in the quirky Fifth Element universe it works.