(bad phone situ, on computer now) Mimic race who procreates by copying another being, except replacing the propagation info with its own and then killing the original. The "Same" race get its name by the fact that they inject a child member of its species into another culture to learn from it. Samu was destined for Human Space Pirates originally, but The Identity detected Mimic among the space pirates and swooped in.
This game is tailor made to toe the line but not cross it. It shares elements with Metroid and Star Trek. My dad's side's got a lot of lawyers and my dad's with the Ohio bar. Your move, Nintendo.