History Main / AmbiguouslyHuman

15th Apr '18 9:14:39 AM thatother1dude
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** Homer himself. One Season 1 episode had Homer get mistaken for Bigfoot. He is taken in for scientific examination, and after a series of extensive studies, the conclusion was that he ''may or may not'' be human. (Note that this was ''after'' the scientists had washed off the mud plastered on his body that had made him look ape-like.)

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** Homer himself. One Season 1 episode had Homer get plastered in mud, which resulted in him being mistaken for Bigfoot. He is taken in for scientific examination, and after cleaning of the mud and a series of extensive studies, the conclusion was that he ''may or may not'' be human. (Note that this was ''after'' the scientists had washed off the mud plastered on his body that had made him look ape-like.)human.



** One episode strongly suggests that Hans Moleman belongs to a subterranean race of mole people who are all Ambiguously Human, and there's also Hans's habit of surviving the various mishaps that apparently kill him, like being rammed off the road by Homer or having an ether-intoxicated Mister Burns drill into his skull.

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** One episode strongly suggests that Hans Moleman belongs to a subterranean race of mole people who are all Ambiguously Human, and there's also Hans's people. Hans himself has a habit of surviving the various mishaps that apparently kill him, like being rammed off the road by Homer or having an ether-intoxicated Mister Burns drill into his skull.
12th Apr '18 3:59:15 PM mkmlp
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The titular character of ''WebAnimation/NomadOfNowhere'' is an approximately human-shaped creature, but his body is completely covered by his clothing, except for his face (which is either obscured by shadows, solid black, or [[TheFaceless just flat out non-existent]]) and his solid white eyes with no pupils, he is at least over a hundred years old, implied to be TheNeedless as he can traverse the harsh desert without food or water with the harsh elements seemingly having no effect on him, he's the ''only'' character in the series so far that we know of, who is able to use magic (specifically, he has the ability to bring inanimate objects to life), heck even his gender is only known because everyone refers to him with male pronouns.

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* The titular character of ''WebAnimation/NomadOfNowhere'' is an approximately human-shaped creature, but his body is completely covered by his clothing, except for his face (which is either obscured by shadows, solid black, or [[TheFaceless just flat out non-existent]]) and his solid white eyes with no pupils, he is at least over a hundred years old, implied to be TheNeedless as he can traverse the harsh desert without food or water with the harsh elements seemingly having no effect on him, he's the ''only'' character in the series so far that we know of, who is able to use magic (specifically, he has the ability to bring inanimate objects to life), heck even his gender is only known because everyone refers to him with male pronouns.
12th Apr '18 3:58:41 PM mkmlp
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The titular character of ''WebAnimation/NomadOfNowhere'' is an approximately human-shaped creature, but his body is completely covered by his clothing, except for his face (which is either obscured by shadows, solid black, or [[TheFaceless just flat out non-existent]]) and his solid white eyes with no pupils, he is at least over a hundred years old, implied to be TheNeedless as he can traverse the harsh desert without food or water with the harsh elements seemingly having no effect on him, he's the ''only'' character in the series so far that we know of, who is able to use magic (specifically, he has the ability to bring inanimate objects to life), heck even his gender is only known because everyone refers to him with male pronouns.
5th Apr '18 5:45:03 AM RobTan
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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': Gwen, the sole employee of the Files and Records department at Wolfram and Hart looks like a normal young woman, but there's a lot of strange things about her. She acts like a living search engine, i.e. she appears to be effectively omniscient at least as far as Wolfram and Hart is concerned, she has memorised every line in every file of the cavernous records room but won't tell you any of it unless you explicitly ask her to, and begins almost every sentence with "I'm Files and Records, it's my job". At one point, she is implied to sit at her desk for fourteen hours without going home or changing clothes. Also, when she is recalling something her eyes flicker. Exactly what she is- demon, robot, magical construct or very specialised witch/psychic, is never stated.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': Gwen, the sole employee of the Files and Records department at Wolfram and Hart looks like a normal young woman, clerk, but there's a lot of strange things about her. She acts like a living search engine, i.e. she appears to be effectively omniscient at least as far as Wolfram and Hart is concerned, she has memorised every line in every file of the cavernous records room but won't tell you any of it unless you explicitly ask her to, and begins almost every sentence with "I'm Files and Records, it's my job". At one point, she is implied to sit at her desk for fourteen hours without going home or changing clothes. Also, when she is recalling something her eyes flicker. Exactly what she is- demon, robot, magical construct or very specialised witch/psychic, is never stated.
4th Apr '18 3:14:09 PM GeheimnisGoth
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* If you do a screengrab of Peppo in ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}'' and then clone her skin tone in MS Paint or a similar program, it suddenly becomes noticeable that her skin is ''mauve''. Then you add in that manga!Peppo lacks nipples, in a canon that doesn't usually [[BarbieDollAnatomy eliminate those]] (though that might also be intended as evidence of body-modification, as it's strongly implied that Peppo is {{Transsexual}}).

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* If you do a screengrab of Peppo in ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}'' and then clone her skin tone in MS Paint or a similar program, it suddenly becomes noticeable that her skin is ''mauve''. Then you add in that manga!Peppo lacks nipples, in a canon that doesn't usually [[BarbieDollAnatomy eliminate those]] (though that might also be intended as evidence of body-modification, as it's strongly implied that Peppo is {{Transsexual}}).{{Transgender}}).
3rd Apr '18 11:16:58 PM EdnaWalker
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Related tropes include HumanAliens, HumanSubspecies, TheyWalkAmongUs, and WhatMeasureIsANonHuman. See also AmbiguousRobots, AmbiguousGender, AmbiguouslyGay, AmbiguouslyBrown, and AmbiguouslyJewish.

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Related tropes include HumanAliens, HumanSubspecies, TheyWalkAmongUs, and WhatMeasureIsANonHuman. See also AmbiguousRobots, AmbiguousGender, AmbiguouslyGay, AmbiguouslyBrown, and AmbiguouslyJewish. See CartoonCreature for characters of indeterminate species that look like real world animal species other than humans.
2nd Apr '18 8:31:02 PM StrixObscuro
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* In ''Series/TheCrossing'', the Apex are stated to be the next step in human evolution, with physical and mental abilities far above normal humans, but it is unrevealed whether they are the product of a mutation or whether they were somehow enhanced through artificial means.
31st Mar '18 1:44:49 AM system
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29th Mar '18 5:03:04 PM MinghamSmith
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* ''Webcomic/TheScumthorpeFiles'':
** The series takes place in a world where multiple supernatural/alien entities walk amongst humans. Davina Midwich, herself a HalfHumanHybrid with psychic alien abilities, outright states that "the pure human genome is going the way of the Dodo bird".
** One character remarks that it's taboo in their society to ask what species someone is if you can't tell on sight. That's how common Ambiguous Humans are.
** A more specific example: [[DeadpanSnarker Nikki Danton]], a classmate of the titular Scumthorpe triplets, is implied to be at least partially non-human. Other characters have pointed out that she has [[FieryRedhead hair the colour of blood]] and [[TechnicolorEyes turquoise eyes]] (non-human qualities) but due to the taboo mentioned above, her species hasn't been elaborated and she's treated as a human.
** One of the new kids at school, Danny Tarrare, is a BigEater to the most absurd degree with big, exposed teeth. He doesn't speak in a normal way, takes Special Ed classes, and has to be stopped from taking bites of his ''school desk''. He doesn't even seem to realize (or care) how bizarre his behavior is. It's never states if he's an alien, or just a human with a deformity.
26th Mar '18 4:30:28 PM thatother1dude
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** Snoke, the leader of the First Order in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', at first appears to be a gigantic humanoid alien. However, we only see a hologram of him, so that might not be his real size[[labelnote:*]][[Creator/AndySerkis His actor]] said in an interview that Snoke was about seven feet tall, but given Snoke's appearance/presentation was greatly subject to change even very close to the film's release, it's unknown if this is accurate to the finished film.[[/labelnote]]. The way his facial features diverge from humans could plausibly be from scarification, much like Sidious. The EU usually portrayed the Empire as being prejudiced against aliens, but it's unknown if this applies to the First Order or is even canon to the new trilogy at all.

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** Snoke, the leader of the First Order in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', at first appears to be a gigantic humanoid alien. However, we only see a hologram of him, so that might not be his real size[[labelnote:*]][[Creator/AndySerkis His actor]] said in an interview that Snoke was about seven feet tall, but given Snoke's appearance/presentation was greatly subject to change even very close to the film's release, it's unknown if this is accurate to the finished film.[[/labelnote]]. The way his facial features diverge from humans could plausibly be from scarification, much like Sidious. The EU usually portrayed the Empire as being prejudiced against aliens, but it's unknown if this applies to the First Order or is even canon to the new trilogy at all. ''Film/TheLastJedi'' shows Snoke really is close to human size, but his origins remain unspecified [[spoiler:even after his death]].
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