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18th Jan '16 3:04:51 PM WillKeaton
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** Interesting in that modern humans would fill the Elves' role, being thin and (compared to Neanderthals) extremely gracile. We also exhibited a higher degree of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoteny neoteny]], so perhaps we would have seemed creepily alluring. The fact that on occasion we killed (and maybe even butchered and ate) Neanderthals pushes us into TheFairFolk territory.

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** Interesting in that modern humans would fill the Elves' role, being thin and (compared to Neanderthals) extremely gracile. We also exhibited a higher degree of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoteny neoteny]], neoteny,]] so perhaps we would have seemed creepily alluring. The fact that on occasion we killed (and maybe even butchered and ate) Neanderthals pushes us into TheFairFolk territory.
18th Jan '16 3:04:22 PM WillKeaton
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* TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons 3.5 Frostburn supplement featured Neanderthals as a race of throwbacks dwelling in cold regions. They are on average bigger (including taller), stronger, and more adapted to cold climates but have lower than average mental and social traits. This could be justified as game balance and shoehorning the creatures into the supplement. Odd in that, the orc is usually a fantastic stand in for primitive man.

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* TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 3.5 Frostburn supplement featured Neanderthals as a race of throwbacks dwelling in cold regions. They are on average bigger (including taller), stronger, and more adapted to cold climates but have lower than average mental and social traits. This could be justified as game balance and shoehorning the creatures into the supplement. Odd in that, the orc is usually a fantastic stand in for primitive man.



* In 1992 game ''Ugh!'' the protagonist caveman is short and stocky. Smart enough to build a [[BambooTechnology pedal-driven wooden helicopter]], but strong enough to actually fly it. All to impress his NubileSavage girlfriend. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ugh_Computer_Game_Screenshot1.png Here they are]].

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* In 1992 game ''Ugh!'' the protagonist caveman is short and stocky. Smart enough to build a [[BambooTechnology pedal-driven wooden helicopter]], but strong enough to actually fly it. All to impress his NubileSavage girlfriend. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ugh_Computer_Game_Screenshot1.png Here they are]].are.]]
18th Jan '16 3:02:31 PM WillKeaton
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* The Advertising/{{GEICO}} [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GEICO_Cavemen Cavemen]]. Played straight with their looks, but subverted in that the cavemen complain that they're being stereotyped as dumb brutes. Sadly being played straighter and straighter as of late, as the one remaining caveman is becoming portrayed more and more as TooDumbToLive, albeit in an UpperClassTwit sort of way.

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* The Advertising/{{GEICO}} [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GEICO_Cavemen Cavemen]]. Cavemen.]] Played straight with their looks, but subverted in that the cavemen complain that they're being stereotyped as dumb brutes. Sadly being played straighter and straighter as of late, as the one remaining caveman is becoming portrayed more and more as TooDumbToLive, albeit in an UpperClassTwit sort of way.
18th Jan '16 3:02:05 PM WillKeaton
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* Atlas/Seaboard Comics' ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Brute3.jpg The Brute]].''

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* Atlas/Seaboard Comics' ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Brute3.jpg The Brute]].''Brute.]]''
29th Dec '15 11:05:36 AM Doug86
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* The version of VandalSavage used on ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' is a Neanderthal (other versions of the character have been Cro-magnon). He's a hulking, primordial beast of a man (complete with facial scars courtesy of a long-ago encounter with a cave bear), true to stereotype- but ''unlike'' the stereotype he's also [[GeniusBruiser incredibly]] [[TheChessmaster intelligent]] and eloquent, as befits one of the DC Universe's most dangerous villains.

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* The version of VandalSavage ComicBook/VandalSavage used on ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' is a Neanderthal (other versions of the character have been Cro-magnon). He's a hulking, primordial beast of a man (complete with facial scars courtesy of a long-ago encounter with a cave bear), true to stereotype- but ''unlike'' the stereotype he's also [[GeniusBruiser incredibly]] [[TheChessmaster intelligent]] and eloquent, as befits one of the DC Universe's most dangerous villains.
16th Dec '15 3:19:42 PM FF32
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* Inverted in Creator/TimTodd's ''The Truth for Youth'' tract about evolution. Apparently, the cavemen were all humans because [[EskimosArentReal Neanderthals never even existed]].
2nd Nov '15 2:25:34 AM StFan
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* Larry Gonick mentions this in his ''ComicBook/CartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse'', observing that the term "caveman" is not wholly accurate, as many Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon communities lived in tents and other man-made shelters. The term "caveman" came from the fact that caves tend to preserve fossils better, so more fossils of primitive tribes are located in caves.
-->'''Prehistoric female''': We don't all live in caves, and we're not all men!
-->'''Prehistoric male''': Thank Yog!

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* Larry Gonick mentions this in his ''ComicBook/CartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse'', ''ComicBook/TheCartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse'', observing that the term "caveman" is not wholly accurate, as many Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon communities lived in tents and other man-made shelters. The term "caveman" came from the fact that caves tend to preserve fossils better, so more fossils of primitive tribes are located in caves.
-->'''Prehistoric female''': female:''' We don't all live in caves, and we're not all men!
-->'''Prehistoric male''':
men!\\
'''Prehistoric male:'''
Thank Yog!
29th Oct '15 11:21:06 AM ironcommando
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* ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2'': The zombies in Frostbite Caves (taking place in the Ice Age) are lowbrowed. The Troglobite and Sloth Gargantuar play this straight, both having muscular builds and exhibiting SuperStrength. The female Weasel Hoarder averts it- she's average in stature, fully clothed, and also one of the weakest zombies in terms of health.

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* ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2'': ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2ItsAboutTime'': The zombies in Frostbite Caves (taking place in the Ice Age) are lowbrowed. The Troglobite and Sloth Gargantuar play this straight, both having muscular builds and exhibiting SuperStrength. The female Weasel Hoarder averts it- she's average in stature, fully clothed, and also one of the weakest zombies in terms of health.
29th Oct '15 11:20:53 AM ironcommando
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* ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2'': The zombies in Frostbite Caves (taking place in the Ice Age) are lowbrowed. The Troglobite and Sloth Gargantuar play this straight, both having muscular builds and exhibiting SuperStrength. The female Weasel Hoarder averts it- she's average in stature, fully clothed, and also one of the weakest zombies in terms of health.
6th Jul '15 10:48:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* Averted in ''TheManFromEarth'': characters explicitly say that a 14000 years old caveman would be exactly like anyone, only one initially believed that cavemen were different.
* The title family of ''TheCroods'' fits - but not Guy, who is both smarter and looks like a contemporary man.
** He's also a weakling, compared to the Croods. Even his LoveInterest Eep is able to easily lift him with one hand.

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* Averted in ''TheManFromEarth'': ''Film/TheManFromEarth'': characters explicitly say that a 14000 years old caveman would be exactly like anyone, only one initially believed that cavemen were different.
* The title family of ''TheCroods'' ''WesternAnimation/TheCroods'' fits - but not Guy, who is both smarter and looks like a contemporary man.
**
man. He's also a weakling, compared to the Croods. Even his LoveInterest Eep is able to easily lift him with one hand.
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