An advanced interstellar civilization whose species is considered the first sentient race to evolve in the universe. The protoculture existed hundreds of thousands of years before humanity achieved space flight and was responsible for guiding the evolution of Humans and creating the Zentradi. After Space War I, the new human/zentradi civilization lead by the New United Nations Government is often considered the legacy of the Protoculture, even mistaken as the Protoculture itself by other remnants or races (Zentradi, Protodeviln, etc).