History Main / AmbiguouslyHuman

2nd Dec '16 12:38:59 AM HelloLamppost
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It's no secret that [[TheyWalkAmongUs all sorts of weird beings exist alongside humans.]] Stories in the {{fantasy}} genre, for instance, give us fairy-tale figures like dragons, [[WitchSpecies witches and wizards,]] [[ElvesVsDwarves elves and dwarves,]] and whatever other oddities a specific author may come up with to give their world some personal flavor. On the ScienceFiction side of things, we meet {{aliens|AndMonsters}}, {{robot}}s, {{artificial intelligence}}s, [[TheGrotesque freaks of nature]] and all manner of [[OurHomunculiAreDifferent homunculi]]. No matter how wildly they vary from one another, and from one series to the next, however, they all have one thing in common: they're physically distinct from humans, even if it's not by much.

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It's no secret that [[TheyWalkAmongUs all sorts of weird beings exist alongside humans.]] Stories in the {{fantasy}} genre, for instance, give us fairy-tale figures like dragons, [[WitchSpecies witches and wizards,]] [[ElvesVsDwarves elves and dwarves,]] and whatever other oddities a specific author may come up with to give their world some personal flavor. On the ScienceFiction side of things, we meet {{aliens|AndMonsters}}, {{robot}}s, {{artificial intelligence}}s, [[TheGrotesque freaks of nature]] and all manner of [[OurHomunculiAreDifferent homunculi]]. No matter how wildly they thesy vary from one another, and from one series to the next, however, they all have one thing in common: they're physically distinct from humans, even if it's not by much.


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** And of course, in keeping with the ALongTimeAgoInAGalaxyFarFarAway setting, we assume that none of the "humans" have any connection to Earth.
2nd Dec '16 12:31:04 AM HelloLamppost
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* Any roughly humanoid [[Franchise/TheMuppets Muppet]] like Scooter or Dr. Teeth falls into this category. While Kermit, Fozzie, or Piggy may experience special or unfair treatment due to being animals, there's never any indication that "human" Muppets are not simply short, goofy humans. The [[Film/TheMuppets 2011 film]] played with this the most: Walter and Gary are ''brothers,'' despite the former being a Muppet and the latter a normal human; it's finally lampshaded with the song "Man Or Muppet?"
30th Nov '16 3:47:08 PM Idek618
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** The original GrandFinale shows [[spoiler:Numbuh 74.239 and Numbuh Infinity]] were agents for [[spoiler:the Galactic Kids Next Door]], an extraterrestrial organization, but doesn't specify if they're aliens themselves or one a few human members. Years later, the ''GKND'' teaser would show the former at least was a {{Plant Alien|s}} in disguise.

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** The original GrandFinale shows [[spoiler:Numbuh 74.239 and Numbuh Infinity]] were agents for [[spoiler:the Galactic Kids Next Door]], an extraterrestrial organization, but doesn't specify if they're aliens themselves or one of a few human members. Years later, the ''GKND'' teaser would show the former at least was a {{Plant Alien|s}} in disguise.
29th Nov '16 10:53:12 AM Azes13
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* Some of the inhabitants of the Kingdom of the Dead in ''VideoGame/DarksidersII'' are Ambiguously ''Post''-Human. One, Draven, is said to have once been a human warrior, but he doesn't look any different from the [[TheUndead other residents]].
26th Nov '16 9:00:19 PM BlueGuy
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* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'':
** The story arc "I Am An Alien!" from the ''Diamond is Unbreakable'' series revolves around a character who makes the titular claim. On the one hand, he has pointed ears, breaks out in a rash when he hears sirens, and can transform into any simple object he wants; on the other hand, he has no concrete proof of his species (he claims he traveled alone to Earth to assess its suitability for his kind, and his ship is too far away to call down), and people with similar powers through Stands are a dime a dozen in this setting; on the gripping hand, ''he can't see Stands'' (which is an ability universal to Stand-users). When Yoshihiro Kira tries to shoot him with a stand arrow (which had apparently chosen him to be a new stand user), the arrow suddenly ''veered away from him'' at the last second, leaving Yoshihiro completely baffled (and the reason why it happened is never explained).
** Polpo from the ''Vento Aureo'' storyline is a massive towering blob of a man (at least 10 feet tall, when even the biggest {{Gonk}}s in the series tend to have more realistic heights) with BlackEyesOfEvil, able to disguise himself as a bed or a wall, and at one point even appears to eat his own fingers, though they're suddenly fine a moment later (none of this has anything to do with [[LivingShadow his stand's power]], either).

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* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'':
''Franchise/JojosBizarreAdventure'':
** The story arc "I Am An Alien!" from the ''Diamond ''[[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable Diamond is Unbreakable'' series Unbreakable]]'' revolves around a character who makes the titular claim. On the one hand, he has pointed ears, breaks out in a rash when he hears sirens, and can transform into any simple object he wants; on the other hand, he has no concrete proof of his species (he claims he traveled alone to Earth to assess its suitability for his kind, and his ship is too far away to call down), and people with similar powers through Stands are a dime a dozen in this setting; on the gripping hand, ''he can't see Stands'' (which is an ability universal to Stand-users). When Yoshihiro Kira tries to shoot him with a stand arrow (which had apparently chosen him to be a new stand user), the arrow suddenly ''veered away from him'' at the last second, leaving Yoshihiro completely baffled (and the reason why it happened is never explained).
** Polpo from the ''Vento Aureo'' storyline ''[[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo Vento Aureo]]'' is a massive towering blob of a man (at least 10 feet tall, when even the biggest {{Gonk}}s in the series tend to have more realistic heights) with BlackEyesOfEvil, able to disguise himself as a bed or a wall, and at one point even appears to eat his own fingers, though they're suddenly fine a moment later (none of this has anything to do with [[LivingShadow his stand's power]], either).
26th Nov '16 8:37:23 AM DannWoolf
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** Goku Black is an antagonist who looks [[EvilTwin nearly identical]] to Goku and even has a moveset that is similar, but the derogatory, observational way he talks about Saiyans and other mortal races, along with his odd fascination with Saiyan abilities, indicates that he probably isn't one himself. Goku and Whis speculate that he's a copy of Goku made by [[BigBad Zamasu]] using the Super Dragon Balls, after originally thinking that Zamasu [[TimeyWimeyBall will eventually become him]]. [[spoiler:Eventually it turns out that they were [[AccidentallyAccurate almost correct]]: Goku Black is revealed to be an alternate version of Zamasu who used the Dragon Balls to swap bodies with his timeline's Goku, making him a Kai in a Saiyan body.]]

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** Goku Black is an antagonist who looks [[EvilTwin nearly identical]] to Goku and even has a moveset that is similar, but the derogatory, observational way he talks about Saiyans and other mortal races, along with his odd fascination with Saiyan abilities, indicates that he probably isn't one himself. Goku and Whis speculate that he's a copy of Goku made by [[BigBad Zamasu]] using the Super Dragon Balls, after originally thinking that Zamasu [[TimeyWimeyBall will eventually become him]].him in the future]]. [[spoiler:Eventually it turns out that they were [[AccidentallyAccurate almost correct]]: Goku Black is revealed to be an alternate version of Zamasu who used the Dragon Balls to swap bodies with his timeline's Goku, making him a Kai in a Saiyan body.]]
26th Nov '16 8:36:18 AM DannWoolf
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** Goku Black is an antagonist who looks [[EvilTwin nearly identical]] to Goku and even has a moveset that is similar, but the derogatory, observational way he talks about Saiyans and other mortal races, along with his odd fascination with Saiyan abilities, indicates that he probably isn't one himself.

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** Goku Black is an antagonist who looks [[EvilTwin nearly identical]] to Goku and even has a moveset that is similar, but the derogatory, observational way he talks about Saiyans and other mortal races, along with his odd fascination with Saiyan abilities, indicates that he probably isn't one himself. Goku and Whis speculate that he's a copy of Goku made by [[BigBad Zamasu]] using the Super Dragon Balls, after originally thinking that Zamasu [[TimeyWimeyBall will eventually become him]]. [[spoiler:Eventually it turns out that they were [[AccidentallyAccurate almost correct]]: Goku Black is revealed to be an alternate version of Zamasu who used the Dragon Balls to swap bodies with his timeline's Goku, making him a Kai in a Saiyan body.]]
26th Nov '16 8:29:41 AM DannWoolf
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[[caption-width-right:345: Guess which one is actually human. Here's a hint: [[CaptainObvious it's not the one on the far left]].[[labelnote:Give up?]]It's the guy on the far right [[PajamaCladHero in his pajamas]].[[/labelnote]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:345: Guess which one is actually human. Here's a hint: [[CaptainObvious it's not the one on the far left]]. [[labelnote:Give up?]]It's the guy on the far right [[PajamaCladHero in his pajamas]].[[/labelnote]]]]
26th Nov '16 8:29:25 AM DannWoolf
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[[caption-width-right:345: Guess which one is actually human. Here's a hint: [[CaptainObvious it's not the one on the far left]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:345: Guess which one is actually human. Here's a hint: [[CaptainObvious it's not the one on the far left]].]]
[[labelnote:Give up?]]It's the guy on the far right [[PajamaCladHero in his pajamas]].[[/labelnote]]]]
18th Nov '16 6:48:55 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''Series/NightCourt'', most jokes made at Bull's expense channel this Trope.
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