|A typical Jonterop|
The Jonterops were a normal species living and evolving on Epindol until they were changed by a species known as the Rando'Moss'Iti as soldiers in their war against the Entropy Pods. That's why they look so weird. Most Jonterops are cowards, and this trait allowed them to be captured by the Burkentons, a warrior race also native to Epindol, during their Tribal Stage. However, the Kleekoonanonis were able to liberate them, and they became great allies.
However, some accounts state that they were brought to Epindol along with their Burkenton masters as slaves by the Dweeble Empire for unknown reasons; presumably to escape the destruction of their original homeplanet by a hostile alien race. Most known accounts clearly contradict this.
In an alternate dimension, the Jonterops were not randomized by the Rando'Moss'Iti. They were able to defeat the Garadreads at the Tribal Stage, and went on to form an interstellar empire. Later, they destroyed the terrorist cult known as the "Omega Six".