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16th Aug '16 10:55:28 AM htuttle
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* The original ''VideoGame/{{X-COM}}'' trilogy had one alien with this design in each game: the [[EatenAlive carnivorous]] Reapers from ''UFO Defense'', the [[{{Cyborg}} cybernetically enhanced]] Triscenes from ''Terror from the Deep'', and the [[ActionBomb explosive]] Poppers from ''Apocalypse'' .

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* The original ''VideoGame/{{X-COM}}'' ''VideoGame/{{XCOM}}'' trilogy had one alien with this design in each game: the [[EatenAlive carnivorous]] Reapers from ''UFO Defense'', the [[{{Cyborg}} cybernetically enhanced]] Triscenes from ''Terror from the Deep'', and the [[ActionBomb explosive]] Poppers from ''Apocalypse'' .
14th Aug '16 1:03:52 PM StrixObscuro
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* Taken to extremes with the two greeters from Sextillion in ''ComicBook/{{Saga}}'', each of whom is a large head attached to a pair of legs.

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* Taken to extremes with the two greeters from Sextillion in ''ComicBook/{{Saga}}'', each of whom is a large head attached to a pair of legs.
14th Aug '16 1:02:43 PM StrixObscuro
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* Taken to extremes with the two greeters from Sextillion in ''ComicBook/{{Saga}}'', each of whom is a large head attached to a pair of legs.
14th Aug '16 12:47:54 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* [[http://megamitensei.wikia.com/wiki/Take-Minakata Take-Minakata]], a recurring [[{{mons}} demon]] in ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'', has no arms.In mythology, his arms were cut off in a duel.

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* [[http://megamitensei.wikia.com/wiki/Take-Minakata Take-Minakata]], a recurring [[{{mons}} demon]] in ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'', has no arms. In mythology, his arms were cut off in a duel.
13th Aug '16 2:41:18 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Literature/HaloHuntersInTheDark'': The morolaath, aka "blind wolves", that live on the Ark resemble two-legged lizards with no eyes. They were actually going to be in [[VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved the first Halo game]], but had to be cut out before release.

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* ''Literature/HaloHuntersInTheDark'': The morolaath, aka "blind wolves", that live on the Ark resemble two-legged lizards with no eyes. They were actually going to be in the [[VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved the first Halo game]], first]] ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' game, but had to be cut out before release.
13th Aug '16 8:53:27 AM thatother1dude
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* Abelisaurs such as the somewhat famous Carnotaurus were on the process of becoming this: Their arms retained a single spike-like claw, with the remaining 3 fingers being mere stumps, and their forearms became part of their wrist, reducing their arms to backwards-bending stumbs that were functionally useless and were getting smaller over time. [[TyrannosaurusRex Tyrannosaurs]], however, were NOT going that route: The arms were reduced and had a finger less that the rest of advanced predatory dinosaurs, but they were also ridiculously strong for their size.

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* Abelisaurs such as the somewhat famous Carnotaurus were on the process of becoming this: Their arms retained a single spike-like claw, with the remaining 3 fingers being mere stumps, and their forearms became part of their wrist, reducing their arms to backwards-bending stumbs that were functionally useless and were getting smaller over time. [[TyrannosaurusRex Tyrannosaurs]], however, were NOT going that route: The arms were reduced and had a one finger less that the rest fewer than those of other advanced predatory dinosaurs, but they were also ridiculously strong for their size.
5th Aug '16 1:59:42 PM Mitis
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* A few ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' have this body type, such as Oddish and Wooper.

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* A few ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' have this body type, such as Oddish Oddish, Poliwag, and Wooper.Wooper. While those gain arms when they evolve, some fully evolved Pokémon also fit, such as Dodrio and Exeggutor. Serperior's two pre-evolutions also count.
28th Jul '16 11:24:38 AM CJCroen1393
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** Emus kind of look like this, but they're more of a double subversion--emus ''do'' have wings (though they're less like wings and more like really short arms, complete with a single clawed dinosaur finger), even though they don't initially appear to, and if you look closely you can see them quite clearly. However, said wings are completely useless, not even having musculature to move them, and instead just hang limp from the birds' sides.
28th Jul '16 11:19:24 AM CJCroen1393
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** The modern-day kiwi has two very short stubs located where its wings once were, and are covered up by its thick, feathered body.

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** The modern-day kiwi has two very short stubs located where its wings once were, and are covered up by its thick, feathered body. Interestingly, kiwis also have a tiny hooked claw at the end of each wing.
15th Jun '16 2:03:46 AM Joe32
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A creature with two legs but no wings or arms. May be used to make a creature look more alien, as the form is anthropomorphic yet easily falls into the UncannyValley. Or they make something appear harmless until it's too late. They can also be used to stylistic effect for cartoons with less realistic character designs.

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A creature with two legs but no wings or arms.arms (and sometimes wings). May be used to make a creature look more alien, as the form is anthropomorphic yet easily falls into the UncannyValley. Or they make something appear harmless until it's too late. They can also be used to stylistic effect for cartoons with less realistic character designs.
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