- “These poor creatures are what's left of the crew. Kept alive by means I don't pretend to understand.”
- ―B.O.B. revealing the identities of the Humanoids
The Humanoids were cloaked figures that appear in the film The Black Hole. They use to be the original crew of the U.S.S. Cygnus until Hans Reinhardt had their wills taken away and became things he could command.
When Reinhardt ignored the orders to return home, the crew turned to Frank McCrae, the only officer they trusted most. When they tried to commit mutiny, the crew were captured by the Sentry Robots and were lobotomized, turned into humanoid robots dressed in cloaks and faceless masks. Without their wills, they became things Reinhardt could control.
When the crew of the U.S.S. Palomino came aboard, Reinhardt told them the crew abandoned ship and he stayed behind. However, the crew noticed human behavior from the Humanoids. Captain Dan Holland witnessed them perform a ceremony with the ritual and honors of a human funeral. Harry Booth noticed something about the Humanoid gardener when he looked at him. He even saw him walk with a limp. Their suspicions were confirmed when B.O.B. showed V.I.N.CENT the hospital and what was left of the crew.
As the Cygnus was on the edge of destruction, the Humanoids did nothing but stay at their posts, they didn't even bother to save Reinhardt when he cried for help. He had reprogrammed them too well, and that aided in his downfall.
In the eerie 'Hell' scene at the climax, as the morbid, grotesque mutant combination of Reinhardt/Maximillian watched from the top of a volcanic hill, hellish paths and valleys were full of the specters of the mindless humanoids, slowly moving past as the (assumed) wreckage of the doomed U.S.S. Cygnus burned in the pit.