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12th Dec '15 12:27:34 PM TheUnsquished
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Right-aligning the image.
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8th Apr '15 8:53:53 PM whunt
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** The 5-story high Groveback also counts.
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** The 5-story high Groveback also counts.
25th Mar '15 10:15:25 AM SharleeD
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* BioluminescenceIsCool: Many species have this. Which is odd, since no eyes ever evolved on the planet, so light is pointless. However, the bio-luminescence may just be a side effect rather than purpose.
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* BioluminescenceIsCool: Many species have this. Which is odd, since no eyes ever evolved on the planet, so visible light is pointless. However, the bio-luminescence may just be a side effect rather than purpose.of generating ''heat'' for thermographic signaling.
25th Mar '15 10:14:22 AM SharleeD
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* BizarreAlienSenses: Sonar seems to be the primary sensory input for Darwin IV species. Retconned in ''Alien Planet'', where the Eosapiens are able to "see" projected images by the probes.
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* BizarreAlienSenses: Sonar seems to be the primary sensory input for Darwin IV species. species, with thermographic sense as the closest they come to "vision". Retconned in ''Alien Planet'', where the Eosapiens are able to "see" projected images by the probes.probes; possibly they were detecting the slight heat generated by the light beams.
25th Mar '15 10:06:21 AM SharleeD
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* EyePop: The rimrunner does this with its single primitive eye (see below).
19th Jan '15 9:14:35 PM CassidyTheDevil
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* GiantFlyer: The immense Ebony Blisterwing, with a wingspan of over ''200 feet''.
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* GiantFlyer: The immense Ebony Blisterwing, with a wingspan of over ''200 ''1,000 feet''.
7th Sep '14 12:35:37 AM erforce
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* {{Kaiju}}: The Emperor Sea Strider is estimated in ''Expedition'' to be ''620 feet tall'', as tall as London's BT Tower. That is, by Creator/{{Toho}} standards, ''three {{Godzilla}}s standing on each others' shoulders!'' Given that Darwin IV has much less gravity, the Sea Strider has less issues with size constraint(and can support such a mass, considering it literally eats its enviroment.). The beast is also less dense than earth creatures, making it lighter.
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* {{Kaiju}}: {{Kaiju}}: ** The Emperor Sea Strider is estimated in ''Expedition'' to be ''620 feet tall'', as tall as London's BT Tower. That is, by Creator/{{Toho}} standards, ''three {{Godzilla}}s Franchise/{{Godzilla}}s standing on each others' shoulders!'' Given that Darwin IV has much less gravity, the Sea Strider has less issues with size constraint(and can support such a mass, considering it literally eats its enviroment.). The beast is also less dense than earth creatures, making it lighter.
18th Jul '14 7:38:36 PM AnotherGuy
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* BioluminescenceIsCool: Many species have this. Which is odd, since no eyes ever evolved on the planet, so light is pointless.
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* BioluminescenceIsCool: Many species have this. Which is odd, since no eyes ever evolved on the planet, so light is pointless. However, the bio-luminescence may just be a side effect rather than purpose.
15th Jun '14 10:02:01 AM tangtongvsbajira
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13th Jun '14 7:58:46 PM tangtongvsbajira
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** The Symet too, a bipedal herds-dweller that does the same trick.

** The food chain on Darwin IV is mighty bizarre. The top land predator, the Arrowtongue, is the Darwin equivalent of a ''T. Rex'' yet itself is preyed on by the flying Skewer, a winged beast that hunts ''practically everything else''. And just when you thought that nothing could prey on such a fierce predator...it itself is caught by the sessile Butchertree!

* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: T. Rex-like Arrowtongues and sauropod-like Grovebacks.

* Expy: Considering Wayne Barlowe was a co-designer in ''Film/PacificRim'', it's really no big surprise that one Kaiju in the film, named Mutavore, shares features of some creatures found in the book.
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* Expy: Considering Wayne Barlowe was a co-designer in ''Film/PacificRim'', it's really no big surprise that one Kaiju in the film, named Mutavore, shares features of some creatures found in the book.book, the Keeled Slider being an uncanny look-alike.

* Expy: Considering Wayne Barlowe was a co-designer in ''Film/PacificRim'', it's really no big surprise ExplosiveBreeder: Prismalopes are abundant, fast-breeding omnivores that one Kaiju in the film, named Mutavore, shares features of some creatures found in the book.are practically Darwin IV's rodents.

* Expy: Considering Wayne Barlowe was a co-designer in ''Film/PacificRim'', it's really no big surprise that one Kaiju in NotSoDifferent: The probes and the film, named Mutavore, shares features Eosapiens both have large sacs of some creatures found in gas comprising their body, tentacle-like arms sprouting beneath those, and a long, flat tail jutting outwards. ** This may actually have been the book.probes' downfall as the Eosapiens might have mistaken them for their own kind and freaked out at the disk resembling a weapon, like how you might react to what appears to be a human pointing something you'd mistake for a gun at you.

* Expy: Considering Wayne Barlowe was PolarOppositeTwins: Ike is more cautious, Leo is a co-designer in ''Film/PacificRim'', it's really no big surprise that one Kaiju in the film, named Mutavore, shares features of some creatures found in the book.daring explorer.

** A lot though, are so bizarre, one doesn't think "That's a really weird creature," but "What am I looking at? Is this ''even'' supposed to be alive?" The Sea Strider in particular looks utterly abstract.
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** A lot though, are so bizarre, bizarre,and truly surreal enough to put Salvador Dali to shame, one doesn't think "That's a really weird creature," but "What the *&#! am I looking at? Is this ''even'' supposed to be alive?" The Sea Strider in particular looks utterly abstract.
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