Aparoid is a species in the Star Fox video game series. They first appeared in Star Fox Assault for the GameCube as the primary enemy. Their ruler, and ultimately controller, is the Aparoid Queen, the final boss of the game. The enormous army, composed entirely of Aparoid creatures, are capable of converting other machines. Living species, however, cannot easily be mind-controlled.
According to the game, seventeen years preceding the events in Assault, a single member of the Aparoid army took out an entire hoard of Cornerians. At the end of the game, Fox McCloud and team took out the entire race of Aparoids.