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17th Feb '17 9:30:06 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* There's debate among experts whether the famous [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HeLa HeLa]] cell line still qualifies as human tissue. Some say it has become a new species thanks to decades of cellular evolution. Proponents of this idea point to chromosomal incompatibility with humans and the cells' ability to indefinitely replicate themselves.
16th Feb '17 6:40:39 PM creader
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* In ''Anime/SpiritedAway'', the bathhouse is full of employees who ''look'' human, but the shocked reactions to the definitely-human Chihiro being in their world indicate that humans being around is a ''very'' rare thing. All of the employees are supernatural beings transformed for the job, but what they all are is unspecified. We learn that Haku is [[spoiler:a river spirit]], but that's it. The owner of the bath house, Yubaba, is just as uncertain. She appears human save for a large head (which could be chalked up to odd anime design style) but can perform magic, transform into a birdlike creature, and has a baby that also appears human but is as large as she is and can talk like an adult. Her twin sister, Zeneba, looks identical, also has magic powers, and lives in what's heavily implied to be the world of the dead.



* In ''Anime/SpiritedAway'', the bathhouse is full of employees who ''look'' human, but the shocked reactions to the definitely-human Chihiro being in their world indicate that humans being around is a ''very'' rare thing. All of the employees are supernatural beings transformed for the job, but what they all are is unspecified. We learn that Haku is [[spoiler:a river spirit]], but that's it. The owner of the bath house, Yubaba, is just as uncertain. She appears human save for a large head (which could be chalked up to odd anime design style) but can perform magic, transform into a birdlike creature, and has a baby that also appears human but is as large as she is and can talk like an adult. Her twin sister, Zeneba, looks identical, also has magic powers, and lives in what's heavily implied to be the world of the dead.
16th Feb '17 2:11:30 PM Drope
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* With the exception of the [[UpliftedAnimal Principal]] of U.A. High, everybody in ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' is supposed to be human, including the half-frog girl, the bird-headed guy, the purple-skinned horned gal, the two-meter tall man with six arms, the living pile of sludge...

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* With the exception of the [[UpliftedAnimal Principal]] of U.A. High, everybody in ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' is supposed to be human, including the half-frog girl, the bird-headed guy, the purple-skinned horned gal, the two-meter tall masked man with six arms, the living pile of sludge...
16th Feb '17 2:08:46 PM Drope
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* With the exception of the [[UpliftedAnimal Principal]] of U.A. High, everybody in ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' is supposed to be human, including the half-frog girl, the bird-headed guy, the purple-skinned horned gal, the two-meter tall man with six arms, the living pile of sludge...
21st Jan '17 11:17:47 AM ElSquibbonator
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** ''Disney/Bonkers'' has the same issue--there is seemingly no dividing line between "cartoon" humans and "real" humans, since the entire show is animated to begin with.

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** ''Disney/Bonkers'' ''Bonkers'' has the same issue--there is seemingly no dividing line between "cartoon" humans and "real" humans, since the entire show is animated to begin with.
21st Jan '17 11:17:19 AM ElSquibbonator
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** ''WesternAnimation/Bonkers'' has the same issue--there is seemingly no dividing line between "cartoon" humans and "real" humans, since the entire show is animated to begin with.

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** ''WesternAnimation/Bonkers'' ''Disney/Bonkers'' has the same issue--there is seemingly no dividing line between "cartoon" humans and "real" humans, since the entire show is animated to begin with.
21st Jan '17 11:16:41 AM ElSquibbonator
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** ''WesternAnimation/Bonkers'' has the same issue--there is seemingly no dividing line between "cartoon" humans and "real" humans, since the entire show is animated to begin with.
21st Jan '17 11:12:04 AM ElSquibbonator
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* Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy from ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' look human, breathe underwater, speak to animals, and are implicitly ''really'' small compared to other humans because they're similar in size to the small sea creatures that live in Bikini Bottom. They don't look like Neptune and the other merpeople either.

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* Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy from ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' look human, breathe underwater, speak to animals, and are implicitly ''really'' small compared to other humans because they're similar in size to the small sea creatures that live in Bikini Bottom.Bottom (though Mermaid Man ''does'' have a ShrinkRay). They don't look like Neptune and the other merpeople either.
13th Jan '17 11:31:30 AM Silverblade2
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* The titular character of ''Literature/StuartLittle'' inexplicably resembles a FunnyAnimal rodent despite being born to humans. Subverted in the (very loose) [[Film/StuartLittle film adaptation]] as Stuart ''is'' a mouse [[InterspeciesAdoption adopted by humans]].

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* The titular character of ''Literature/StuartLittle'' inexplicably resembles a FunnyAnimal rodent despite being born to humans. Subverted Averted in the (very loose) [[Film/StuartLittle film adaptation]] as Stuart ''is'' a mouse [[InterspeciesAdoption adopted by humans]].
13th Jan '17 8:26:55 AM Pichu-kun
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* The titular character of ''Literature/StuartLittle'' inexplicably resembles a FunnyAnimal rodent despite being born to humans.

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* The titular character of ''Literature/StuartLittle'' inexplicably resembles a FunnyAnimal rodent despite being born to humans. Subverted in the (very loose) [[Film/StuartLittle film adaptation]] as Stuart ''is'' a mouse [[InterspeciesAdoption adopted by humans]].



** In early games, Mario and Luigi were considered to be normal people (possibly from Earth) who could just jump high. This was dropped, and since then... It's really not difficult to see that, even among human characters, Mario and Luigi are incredibly unusual. A couple of standouts are the fact that they were delivered by the stork and may not have ever made it to their parents; and can survive the end of the universe.

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** In early games, Mario and Luigi were considered to be normal people (possibly from Earth) New York who could just jump high. This was dropped, and since then... It's really not difficult to see that, even among human characters, Mario and Luigi are incredibly unusual. A couple of standouts are the fact that they were born in the Mushroom Kingdom, were delivered by the stork stork, and may not have ever made it to their parents; and can survive the end of the universe.universe. ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' adds to the ambiguity of Mario's species by showing him interacting with realistically proportioned, less stylized humans from another world (possibly Earth). According to Nintendo documents from 1993, Mario is categorized as a sub-species of human called "Homo Nintendonus". Whether this is still accurate, or whether it was meant to be accurate at all and not just a joke, is unknown.
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