Hoodaya, also referred to as Hoods, are a species of alien life that appears in Contest.
Hoods are exceptionally fierce and vicious predators, that have not evolved into a race considered intelligent enough to compete in the Presidian. They are little more than hunting dogs, so far known only to be used by Malonians, including Bellos. They are described as being the size of a large dog, having scaly skin that is gunmetal black, and four bony, yet muscular, limbs, walking on all fours. Their heads are round, and their jaws are very wide.
Bellos and his hoods are known to have managed to kill a Karanadon before; the only recorded example of one being hunted.
Bellos introduced the Hoodaya illegally into the Presidian in order to ensure his victory