The Benzenites are a vaguely humanoid race native to the planet Benzen. Because the atmosphere of Benzen was unusually dense, Benzenites evolved over time to survive in the intense pressures there. This meant that nearly all Benzenites remained on Benzen, since the equipment needed to maintain the unusual atmospheric pressure was prohibitively expensive. Any Benzenite caught on a world with low atmospheric pressure would explosively decompress. Despite their relative anonymity, Benzenites were know for their ability to create microelectronics, and their manufacturing processes were considered quite advanced. Very few beings ever saw a Benzenite without their protective suits, although it was believed that they resembled gaunt humans with folds of sickly-colored skin.