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"Mantrid" is the first episode of the science fiction television series Lexx, not counting the TV movies which are sometimes considered the show's first season.
In the episode, the crew (Kai, Stan, and Xev), who have just escaped from The Cluster, go to meet Mantrid, the former Supreme Biovizier for The Divine Order. The crew is led to Mantrid by Kai, who is still possessed by His Divine Shadow's essence. The Divine Shadow's Insect essence was transferred to the insect creature that the crew brought from the Dark Zone. The insect creature, now revived from the essence Kai transferred to him, nearly destroyed Mantrid, who only survived by being downloaded into a machine designed to maintain his life. However, while being downloaded his soul was mixed with the insects. Mantrid's machine escaped the planet before it was destroyed by the crew.