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5th Jul '17 2:33:04 PM tmantookie
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpantsTheFirstEpicMovie''. On his first day as a science teacher, Professor Poopypants lists the names for the parts of a human child's brain as follows: the "Thinking-About-Candy-opolis", the "Fear-of-What's-Under-the-Bed" lobe, "The-Only-Thing-I'll-Eat-is-Pizza-Chicken-Nuggets-or-Bottled-Noodles" lobe, the "As-Soon-As-Someone-Else-Has-a-Toy-I-Want-That-Toy" interior lobe, and the "Haha-Guffaw-Chucklomatus".
30th Jun '17 10:26:15 AM Mineboot45
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', the Trolls get this a lot. For starters, the hemospectrum. Different Trolls have different blood colors, affecting their social standing. Those lower on the hemospectrum (reds, oranges, and yellows) are more likely to have psychic powers, while those higher up (blues and purples) are more resistant, and this higher up live longer by centuries. Also their horns are completely different shapes, generally somewhat impossible without body modification (Think Eridan), and in at least one instance (Vriska) it's shown the horns aren't even guaranteed to be ''[[UpToEleven symmetrical]]''. For the kids, their eye colors. Dave has blood red, Rose and Roxy have pink, and Dirk has orange.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', the Trolls trolls get this a lot. For starters, the hemospectrum. Different Trolls trolls have different blood colors, affecting their social standing. Those lower on the hemospectrum (reds, oranges, and yellows) are more likely to have psychic powers, while those higher up (blues and purples) are more resistant, and this higher up live longer by centuries. Also their horns are completely different shapes, generally somewhat impossible without body modification (Think (think Eridan), and in at least one instance (Vriska) it's shown the horns [[UpToEleven aren't even guaranteed to be be]] ''[[UpToEleven symmetrical]]''. For the kids, their eye colors. Dave has blood red, Rose and Roxy have pink, and Dirk has orange.
30th Jun '17 10:08:27 AM DevilMaster
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}'', evolution takes place between generations, but your progeny can only evolve body parts ''that you have previously collected from an existing creature!'' But it must be noted that ''Spore'' can be called an "evolution simulator" only as much as ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' can be called a "farm simulator" -- that is, in a very rough way -- and many aspects are simplified or tampered with to appeal to RuleOfFun. In ''Spore Creatures'', you don't even need to mate to create an egg; and the offspring can be incredibly different from the parent creature. A full list of errors can be found [[http://scienceguild.org/wiki/index.php?title=Spore_biology here]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}'', evolution takes place between generations, but your progeny can only evolve body parts ''that you have previously collected from an existing creature!'' But it must be noted that ''Spore'' can be called an "evolution simulator" only as much as ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' can be called a "farm simulator" -- that is, in a very rough way -- and many aspects are simplified or tampered with to appeal to RuleOfFun. In ''Spore Creatures'', you don't even need to mate to create an egg; and the offspring can be incredibly different from the parent creature. A full list of errors can be found [[http://scienceguild.[[http://web.archive.org/web/20110728003450/http://www.scienceguild.org/wiki/index.php?title=Spore_biology here]].
1st Jun '17 8:09:08 AM Mineboot45
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* Disney/{{Zootopia}}: The backstory about how the animals all [[HollywoodEvolution evolved]] to have the same [[FunnyAnimal high intelligence, bipedal locomotion, and vocal mechanism]] all at the same time, despite originally being very different species and continuing to differ in many other ways. It's highly implausible for anyone who knows anything about biology, but [[NecessaryWeasel it's necessary for the basic premise to work]], so you just have to ignore it.

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* Disney/{{Zootopia}}: ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': The backstory about how the animals all [[HollywoodEvolution evolved]] to have the same [[FunnyAnimal high intelligence, bipedal locomotion, and vocal mechanism]] all at the same time, despite originally being very different species and continuing to differ in many other ways. It's highly implausible for anyone who knows anything about biology, but [[NecessaryWeasel it's necessary for the basic premise to work]], so you just have to ignore it.
17th Apr '17 8:43:22 PM DustSnitch
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* Creator/{{Michelangelo}} is normally strict about adhering to the norms of normal human anatomy, but he deliberately made the hands and head of the ''Art/{{David}}'' overly large, most likely so that people viewing it from far away in a chapel could distinguish these important elements easily.
1st Apr '17 12:22:33 PM Mineboot45
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', the Trolls get this a lot. For starters, the hemospectrum. Different Trolls have different blood colors, affecting their social standing. Those lower on the hemospectrum (reds, oranges, and yellows) are more likely to have psychic powers, while those higher up (blues and purples) are more resistant, and this higher up live longer by centuries. Also their horns are completely different shapes, generally somewhat impossible without body modification (Think Eridan) and in at least one instance (Vriska) they're not even guaranteed to be ''[[UpToEleven symmetrical]]''. For the kids, their eye colors. Dave has blood red, Rose and Roxy have pink, and Dirk has orange.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', the Trolls get this a lot. For starters, the hemospectrum. Different Trolls have different blood colors, affecting their social standing. Those lower on the hemospectrum (reds, oranges, and yellows) are more likely to have psychic powers, while those higher up (blues and purples) are more resistant, and this higher up live longer by centuries. Also their horns are completely different shapes, generally somewhat impossible without body modification (Think Eridan) Eridan), and in at least one instance (Vriska) they're not it's shown the horns aren't even guaranteed to be ''[[UpToEleven symmetrical]]''. For the kids, their eye colors. Dave has blood red, Rose and Roxy have pink, and Dirk has orange.
1st Apr '17 12:15:56 PM Mineboot45
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', the Trolls get this a lot. For starters, the hemospectrum. Different Trolls have different blood colors, affecting their social standing. Those lower on the hemospectrum (reds, oranges, and yellows) are more likely to have psychic powers, while those higher up (blues and purples) are more resistant, and this higher up live longer by centuries. Also their horns are completely different shapes, generally somewhat impossible without body modification (Think Eridan). For the kids, their eye colors. Dave has blood red, Rose and Roxy have pink, and Dirk has orange.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', the Trolls get this a lot. For starters, the hemospectrum. Different Trolls have different blood colors, affecting their social standing. Those lower on the hemospectrum (reds, oranges, and yellows) are more likely to have psychic powers, while those higher up (blues and purples) are more resistant, and this higher up live longer by centuries. Also their horns are completely different shapes, generally somewhat impossible without body modification (Think Eridan).Eridan) and in at least one instance (Vriska) they're not even guaranteed to be ''[[UpToEleven symmetrical]]''. For the kids, their eye colors. Dave has blood red, Rose and Roxy have pink, and Dirk has orange.
23rd Mar '17 1:39:29 AM SpoopS
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* The Comicbook/XMen are all "mutants" because of one gene being wonky, resulting in powers ranging from time travel to control over the electromagnetic spectrum to worldwide weather patterns modification. Initially the cause was just unspecified "mutation". The "it's one x-gene" explanation is actually an attempt to clean up the art-major nature of the biology since random mutations being that outright beneficial that many times is statistically impossible. Current issues have been attempting to clean it up further as popular understanding of evolution has increased; usually the explanation nowadays is that it's a gene that evolved the normal way (with some alien help) that is just switched off in most people, with the "mutation" being the flipping of the switch. By implication mutants all have the ''same'' altered genetics, it's just that the general "alter reality" ability manifests differently based on cheap clichéd childhood trauma.

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* The Comicbook/XMen are all "mutants" because of one gene being wonky, resulting in powers ranging from time travel to control over the electromagnetic spectrum to worldwide weather patterns modification. Initially the cause was just unspecified "mutation". The "it's one x-gene" explanation is actually an attempt to clean up the art-major nature of the biology since random mutations being that outright beneficial that many times is statistically impossible. Current issues have been attempting to clean it up further as popular understanding of evolution has increased; usually the explanation nowadays is that it's a gene that evolved the normal way (with some alien help) that is just switched off in most people, with the "mutation" being the flipping of the switch. By implication mutants all have the ''same'' altered genetics, it's just that the general "alter reality" ability manifests differently based on cheap clichéd factors such as childhood trauma.



** Killer Croc suffers from a form of atavism, meaning he's inherited animal traits from a human ancestor such as a reptile. What species of reptile had the size and strength Croc does is up for debate.

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** Killer Croc suffers from a form of atavism, meaning he's inherited animal traits from a human ancestor such as a reptile. What species of reptile had the size and strength Croc does is up for debate.skin condition he may have deliberately accelerated.
26th Feb '17 4:38:32 PM Mineboot45
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': {{Space Marine}}s, just ([[SuperSoldier acid spitting, one-ribbed, three-lunged, two-hearted, two-stomached, electric skinned, super strength, reinforced skeleton, fast healing, power armored]]) {{Space Marine}}s.[[labelnote:Elaboration]]At worst, the idea of Space Marines having a single rib bone as hard as armor that encases their lungs would self-defeating for their lungs, as the rib cage isn't all bone since it needs to be flexible to not hamper the lungs expanding while breathing in[[/labelnote]]

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': {{Space Marine}}s, just ([[SuperSoldier acid spitting, one-ribbed, three-lunged, two-hearted, two-stomached, electric skinned, super strength, reinforced skeleton, fast healing, power armored]]) {{Space Marine}}s.[[labelnote:Elaboration]]At worst, the idea of Space Marines having a single rib bone as hard as armor that encases their lungs would self-defeating for their lungs, as the rib cage isn't all bone since it needs to be flexible to not hamper the lungs expanding while breathing in[[/labelnote]]in.[[/labelnote]]
26th Feb '17 4:23:50 PM Mineboot45
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* ''Literature/{{Hothouse}}'' by Creator/BrianAldiss. It has giant insects, man-eating plants, people growing wings after being [[SpaceIsMagic mutated by space radiation]], the entire planet being covered by a single banyan tree, and ''[[GiantSpider giant plant-spider hybrids]] that use their webs to connect the Earth to the Moon''. The publisher even admitted that he knew it was ridiculously unrealistic, but still published it because it was awesome. Which turned out to be good move, because it ended up winning a Hugo award.

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* ''Literature/{{Hothouse}}'' ''Hothouse'' by Creator/BrianAldiss. It has giant insects, man-eating plants, people growing wings after being [[SpaceIsMagic mutated by space radiation]], the entire planet being covered by a single banyan tree, and ''[[GiantSpider giant plant-spider hybrids]] that use their webs to connect the Earth to the Moon''. The publisher even admitted that he knew it was ridiculously unrealistic, but still published it because it was awesome. Which turned out to be good move, because it ended up winning a Hugo award.
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