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* ExtremeOmnivore - A stomach that can digest "inedible" things.
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* BewareMyStingerTail
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* Webcomic/OzyAndMillie: Not really an alien so much as a mythical creature, but Isolde (a [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]]) claims that she conducts photosynthesis.
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* In the offbeat game ''TabletopGame/LowLife'', aliens come in all kinds of shapes and powers. The one constant feature of an alien is that NO ALIEN has an anus. All aliens have such an incredibly good digestive system, that no being from another planet needs to take a dump. It's this, that allows someone to find out if they're dealing with aliens or the local mutant population.
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* In addition to the Kryptonian side of his DNA, the ComicBook/{{New 52}} version of ''Comicbook/{{Superboy}}'' states that his "brain" is, in fact, every single atom of his body.

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* In addition to the Kryptonian side of his DNA, the ComicBook/{{New 52}} ComicBook/New52 version of ''Comicbook/{{Superboy}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Superboy}}'' states that his "brain" is, in fact, every single atom of his body.



* In ''ComicBook/WhiteSand'', the native species of Taldain's Dayside have carapaces of some sandlike substance, making them ''very'' allergic to water - it literally melts their skin and teeth - and their innards are blue.

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* In ''ComicBook/WhiteSand'', the native species of Taldain's Dayside have carapaces of some sandlike substance, making them ''very'' allergic to water - -- it literally melts their skin and teeth - -- and their innards are blue.



* In ''The Memoirs of a Reality Jumper'', the doctors mention not being able to find Alex's left or right starswirls when he's in the hospital. Given how serious they took his joke about being able to play the piano without them, they seem to be related to forelimbs.
** Likewise Alex finds Pony beer to be too salty for him. Applejack initially thinks he's a lightweight, until he explains that humans need roughly one ''tenth'' the amount of salt daily that ponies put in a single glass of beer or cider.

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* In ''The Memoirs of a Reality Jumper'', the Jumper'':
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doctors mention not being able to find Alex's left or right starswirls when he's in the hospital. Given how serious they took his joke about being able to play the piano without them, they seem to be related to forelimbs.
** Likewise Likewise, Alex finds Pony beer to be too salty for him. Applejack initially thinks he's a lightweight, until he explains that humans need roughly one ''tenth'' the amount of salt daily that ponies put in a single glass of beer or cider.



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* On ''Film/MenInBlack'', half the humor and plot points are drawn from the biological characteristics of the aliens they encounter, and K's encyclopedic knowledge thereof. No matter how weird they look, almost all of them find ways to pass for a human. Or, in one case, a [[IntelligentGerbil small dog]]. Or, in one novelized case, [[PlantAliens potted trees]]. Of course, the MIB refuse access to Earth to anything that cannot blend in with humanity.
** The second movie had a subway-train-sized alien worm with a tiny flower on its head hiding just beneath the surface, disguised as a weed.
* The Xenomorphs' longtime foes, the Yautja, from the ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' series, have their own weird biology. Most notably, the "dreadlocks" they wear don't appear to be hair at all. Prop skulls from ''Film/{{Predators}}'' show large sockets for the tendrils.
** ExpandedUniverse material suggests that the dreadlocks are in fact hair, melted together into tendrils in an incredibly painful rite of passage. Of course the Yautja are still bizarre, what with their glowing yellow-green blood and eyes that register heat rather than visible light.
*** Depending on which source, instead of melted together, ''braided'' together. The process takes days and is very painful. If the subject so much as winces in pain, the whole thing is undone and must be done again from the beginning.

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* On ''Film/MenInBlack'', half the humor and plot points are drawn from the biological characteristics of the aliens they encounter, and K's encyclopedic knowledge thereof. No matter how weird they look, almost all of them find ways to pass for a human. Or, in one case, a [[IntelligentGerbil small dog]]. Or, in one novelized case, [[PlantAliens potted trees]]. Of course, the MIB refuse access to Earth to anything that cannot blend in with humanity.
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humanity. The second movie had a subway-train-sized alien worm with a tiny flower on its head hiding just beneath the surface, disguised as a weed.
* The Xenomorphs' longtime foes, the Yautja, from the ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' series, have their own weird biology. Most notably, the "dreadlocks" they wear don't appear to be hair at all. Prop skulls from ''Film/{{Predators}}'' show large sockets for the tendrils.
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tendrils. ExpandedUniverse material suggests that the dreadlocks are in fact hair, melted together into tendrils in an incredibly painful rite of passage. Of course the Yautja are still bizarre, what with their glowing yellow-green blood and eyes that register heat rather than visible light.
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light. Depending on which source, instead of melted together, ''braided'' together. The process takes days and is very painful. If the subject so much as winces in pain, the whole thing is undone and must be done again from the beginning.



* The ''SectorGeneral'' series lives by this trope. It's a hospital that caters to the most outlandish cases in the galaxy, treating aliens of all shapes and sizes. ''Really''' all shapes and sizes; RubberForeheadAliens is completely averted in favour of whatever the author mind could conceive. The effects budget is not an issue in novels.

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* The ''SectorGeneral'' ''Literature/SectorGeneral'' series lives by this trope. It's a hospital that caters to the most outlandish cases in the galaxy, treating aliens of all shapes and sizes. ''Really''' all shapes and sizes; RubberForeheadAliens is completely averted in favour of whatever the author mind could conceive. The effects budget is not an issue in novels.



* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' has a few examples beyond its usual HumanAlien and RubberForeheadAlien groups, like the Trill, who are (two or) three species with separate degrees of this. The Trill symbionts are alien slugs that live for millennia, and can bond with humans or humanoid aliens. Though only the humanoids of their own homeworld are suitable as permanent hosts. Semi-permanent, rather, since once the host dies the symbiont gets transplanted into a new one. Given that this is done ''surgically'', how did the humanoid Trill and symbiont Trill ever even figure out that such a thing was possible? It's not as if when two sentient species meet, surgically implanting one into the other is a logical thing to attempt.
** A Starfleet officer on ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine DS9]]'' named Vilix'pran (whose species has not been shown on screen) "budded" many children. Who had wings that had to be kept from tangling. Oh right, Vilix'pran takes the pronoun [[MisterSeahorse "he"]].
** ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' also had the Changelings, a race of shapeshifters whose default form is gelatinous liquid and who live in a collective living ocean called the Great Link.
** The freaking ''Ocampa''. Lifespan of nine years. Body temperature around 16 degrees Celsius. Can only have one child. When ready to mate, they exude a yellow substance from their hands and must have an hour long foot massage with 50 hours of the substance appearing to enable mating. Give birth standing up, from a sack between their shoulders. While their psychic powers probably helped, one still wonders how a species with such bizarre, not to mention mathematically troublesome, method of reproduction could have come about in the first place.
** In [[LiveActionTV/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the original series]], Spock often exhibited this, most famously with his [[AlienBlood green blood]] and [[BizarreAlienReproduction pon farr]], much to Dr. Mccoy's amusement and occasional surprise. Arguably, this is LampShaded at the end of "Operation: Annihiliate!", when it is revealed that Vulcans have an inner eyelid:
--> '''Mccoy:''' Unusual eye arrangement. I might've known he'd turn up with something like that.
** Not to mention the Horta in [[LiveActionTV/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the original series]]. Silicon-based life-form whose eggs looked like metallic nodules, which was the PlotPoint of that episode.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' has a few examples beyond its usual HumanAlien and RubberForeheadAlien groups, like groups.
** Like
the Trill, who are (two or) three species with separate degrees of this. The Trill symbionts are alien slugs that live for millennia, and can bond with humans or humanoid aliens. Though only the humanoids of their own homeworld are suitable as permanent hosts. Semi-permanent, rather, since once the host dies the symbiont gets transplanted into a new one. Given that this is done ''surgically'', how did the humanoid Trill and symbiont Trill ever even figure out that such a thing was possible? It's not as if when two sentient species meet, surgically implanting one into the other is a logical thing to attempt.
** A Starfleet officer on ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine DS9]]'' ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' named Vilix'pran (whose species has not been shown on screen) "budded" many children. Who had wings that had to be kept from tangling. Oh right, Vilix'pran takes the pronoun [[MisterSeahorse "he"]].
** ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' ''Deep Space Nine'' also had the Changelings, a race of shapeshifters whose default form is gelatinous liquid and who live in a collective living ocean called the Great Link.
** The freaking ''Ocampa''. Lifespan of nine years. Body temperature around 16 degrees Celsius. Can only have one child. When ready to mate, they exude a yellow substance from their hands and must have an hour long hour-long foot massage with 50 hours of the substance appearing to enable mating. Give birth standing up, from a sack between their shoulders. While their psychic powers probably helped, one still wonders how a species with such bizarre, not to mention mathematically troublesome, method of reproduction could have come about in the first place.
** In [[LiveActionTV/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the original series]], Spock often exhibited this, most famously with his [[AlienBlood green blood]] and [[BizarreAlienReproduction pon farr]], much to Dr. Mccoy's amusement and occasional surprise. Arguably, this is LampShaded at the end of "Operation: Annihiliate!", when it is revealed that Vulcans have an inner eyelid:
--> '''Mccoy:''' --->'''Mccoy:''' Unusual eye arrangement. I might've known he'd turn up with something like that.
** Not to mention the Horta in [[LiveActionTV/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the original series]].series. Silicon-based life-form whose eggs looked like metallic nodules, which was the PlotPoint of that episode.



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* The excreta of the bonnacon, a bovine creature of [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek myth]], caught fire upon contact with air; the beasts used that particular quirk in their anatomy as a weapon. And there's of course the hydra with its quite impressive regenerative physiology in regard the decapitations... And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

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* Myth/ClassicalMythology:
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The excreta of the bonnacon, a bovine creature of [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek myth]], caught myth, catches fire upon contact with air; the beasts used use that particular quirk in their anatomy as a weapon. weapon.
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And there's of course the hydra with its quite impressive regenerative physiology in regard the decapitations... And that's just the tip of the iceberg.



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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-839 SCP-839 ("Candied Worms")]]. SCP-839 are worms that are somehow alive despite being made up of sugar, coloring and flavoring.

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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-839 SCP-839 ("Candied Worms")]]. SCP-839 The Martians in ''Pinball/RevengeFromMars'' are worms that are somehow alive despite being made up shown to drink gasoline like it's alcohol.
* Many
of sugar, coloring the creatures in ''VideoGame/CrueBall'' fall under this trope. One example would be the Cerebral Cyclops, which look like a brain with one eye and flavoring.a short tail.



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* The Martians in ''Pinball/RevengeFromMars'' are shown to drink gasoline like it's alcohol.
* Many of the creatures in ''VideoGame/CrueBall'' fall under this trope. One example would be the Cerebral Cyclops, which look like a brain with one eye and a short tail.
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* ''Literature/ChakonaSpace'' gives us the Faleshkarti, whose semen contains a hormone that makes their partners stupid. Permanently.
--> '''M'Lai''': Every time they are inseminated, they get a fresh injection of the hormone. They are literally fucking themselves stupid.
** Note that the Faleshkarti are hermaphrodites, and also that they have very very high sex drive, particularly at the onset of sexual maturity. As a result, the children do a lot of the important work, including scientific research.
* The short film [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcPqk-O-fD4 "Danger: Humans]]" plays with this trope by demonstrating our species' Bizarre Alien Biology from an alien point of view.
* The K'kriki'i, an alien race from the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', look like poodle-sized crickets, which isn't all that bizarre... but each individual K'kriki'i is made up of six to eight crickets apiece. Human scientists still haven't figured this one out.

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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-839 SCP-839 ("Candied Worms")]]. SCP-839 are worms that are somehow alive despite being made up of sugar, coloring and flavoring.
* ''Literature/ChakonaSpace'' gives us the Faleshkarti, whose semen contains a hormone that makes their partners stupid. Note that the Faleshkarti are hermaphrodites, and also that they have very very high sex drive, particularly at the onset of sexual maturity. As a result, the children do a lot of the important work, including scientific research. Permanently.
--> '''M'Lai''': '''M'Lai:''' Every time they are inseminated, they get a fresh injection of the hormone. They are literally fucking themselves stupid.
** Note that the Faleshkarti are hermaphrodites, and also that they have very very high sex drive, particularly at the onset of sexual maturity. As a result, the children do a lot of the important work, including scientific research.
* The short film [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcPqk-O-fD4 "Danger: Humans]]" Humans"]] plays with this trope by demonstrating our species' Bizarre Alien Biology from an alien point of view.
* ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'':
**
The K'kriki'i, an alien race from the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', race, look like poodle-sized crickets, which isn't all that bizarre... but each individual K'kriki'i is made up of six to eight crickets apiece. Human scientists still haven't figured this one out.



* Cirno, in Roleplay/TouhouAGlimmerOfAnOutsideWorld, has bones made of ''ice''.
* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', it is eventually revealed that at least two of the three Endbringers possess bizarre internal structures. [[spoiler:And then there's the Entities, which are giant multidimensional worms that reproduce by seeding other lifeforms with power-granting bits of themselves.]]
** The Endbringers are composed of multiple crystal layers, none of which have anything resembling cells, which get progressively denser until they violate the rules of how atoms work. At the very center of this is a core of simple organs.

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* Cirno, in Roleplay/TouhouAGlimmerOfAnOutsideWorld, ''Roleplay/TouhouAGlimmerOfAnOutsideWorld'', has bones made of ''ice''.
* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', it ''Literature/{{Worm}}'':
** It
is eventually revealed that at least two of the three Endbringers possess bizarre internal structures. [[spoiler:And then there's the Entities, which are giant multidimensional worms that reproduce by seeding other lifeforms with power-granting bits of themselves.]]
**
The Endbringers are composed of multiple crystal layers, none of which have anything resembling cells, which get progressively denser until they violate the rules of how atoms work. At the very center of this is a core of simple organs.
** And then there's the Entities, [[spoiler:which are giant multidimensional worms that reproduce by seeding other lifeforms with power-granting bits of themselves.]]



* ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' has fun with this trope all the time with crustacean life-form Dr. Zoidberg. Losing organs is merely a minor nuisance for him. In the "Roswell that Ends Well" episode, he manages to keep up a running commentary during his own dissection -- "Removing the heart." "Take, I've got four of them!" In the FountainOfYouth episode "Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles", he regresses through an improbable number of larval stages (one example: coral to trilobite).

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* ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has fun with this trope all the time with crustacean life-form Dr. Zoidberg. Losing organs is merely a minor nuisance for him. In the "Roswell that Ends Well" episode, he manages to keep up a running commentary during his own dissection -- "Removing the heart." "Take, I've got four of them!" In the FountainOfYouth episode "Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles", he regresses through an improbable number of larval stages (one example: coral to trilobite).



--> Never have I been so glad to have nine stomachs.

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--> -->'''Starfire:''' Never have I been so glad to have nine stomachs.



15th Jun '17 8:52:03 PM Fireblood
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* Creator/RobertJSawyer is known for making his aliens truly alien. Tosoks in Illegal Alien have a different bodily structure from most Earth beings, with radial symmetry, for instance-they have one arm at the back too. Plus their females have four uteruses, and usually are impregnated by an equal number of males in turn. It's thus common to have half siblings.

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* Creator/RobertJSawyer is known for making his aliens truly alien. Tosoks in Illegal Alien have a different bodily structure from most Earth beings, with radial symmetry, for instance-they have one arm at the back too. Plus their females have four uteruses, and usually are impregnated by an equal number of males in turn. It's thus common to have half siblings. ''Calculating God'' also has two different alien species which have entirely dissimilar bodies from ours.
13th Jun '17 4:57:30 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* The web-game Trials in Tainted Space is [[PornWithPlot an erotic space opera]] and thus has a lot of aliens the player can meet and do more if you so desire. While most aliens have standard humanoid parts the Nyrea, [[HumanoidAliens humanoid]]/[[InsectoidAliens insectoid]] [[CuteMonsterGirl aliens]] take the cake. For starters [[DudeLooksLikeALady the males look like elf females]] with chitin plates, while the females of the species are OneHeadTaller with a large ovipositor what looks like a horse dick with spikes at the tip. The female uses her ovipositor to rend the males sperm sacs to fertilize her eggs and if she's the alpha of the group she'll lay get lesser female to carry them in her. Yeah.

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* The web-game Trials ''Trials in Tainted Space Space'' is [[PornWithPlot an erotic space opera]] and thus has a lot of aliens the player can meet and do more if you so desire. While most aliens have standard humanoid parts the Nyrea, [[HumanoidAliens humanoid]]/[[InsectoidAliens insectoid]] [[CuteMonsterGirl aliens]] take the cake. For starters [[DudeLooksLikeALady the males look like elf females]] with chitin plates, while the females of the species are OneHeadTaller with a large ovipositor what looks like a horse dick with spikes at the tip. The female uses her ovipositor to rend the males sperm sacs to fertilize her eggs and if she's the alpha of the group she'll lay get lesser female to carry them in her. Yeah.
20th May '17 9:55:38 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': The Titans; the fact that how they work makes very little sense is an important plot point, as one of the Survey Corps' stated objectives is to better understand Titans and how to better defend against them/kill them.



* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': The Titans; the fact that how they work makes very little sense is an important plot point, as one of the Survey Corps' stated objectives is to better understand Titans and how to better defend against them/kill them.
* The Emaan of ''Anime/SuperDimensionCenturyOrguss'' are a species of HumanAliens where both genders have two prehensile tails coming out of their heads and females [[ChristmasCake are rendered biologically sterile by the age of 18-19]], compelling them to breed as quickly as possible.



* The Emaan of ''Anime/SuperDimensionCenturyOrguss'' are a species of HumanAliens where both genders have two prehensile tails coming out of their heads and females [[ChristmasCake are rendered biologically sterile by the age of 18-19]], compelling them to breed as quickly as possible.



* PlayedForLaughs in Sergio Aragones' "A Magazine/{{Mad}} Look at ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]''." Luke Skywalker enters the public restroom in the Mos Eisley Cantina, and does a confused AsideGlance when he sees at least a half-dozen commodes of greatly varying shapes, sizes, and drain configurations.
* ''Oink!'' comic featured a regular alien called Burp, who was something of a weird gestalt being, in that his internal organs were themselves intelligent life-forms that were capable of leaving his body at any time. Burp would take a long time to suffer any ill-effects from their absence, and once went several months with his liver serving a ten-year sentence in Sing-Sing before he decided to free it.



* ''Oink!'' comic featured a regular alien called Burp, who was something of a weird gestalt being, in that his internal organs were themselves intelligent life-forms that were capable of leaving his body at any time. Burp would take a long time to suffer any ill-effects from their absence, and once went several months with his liver serving a ten-year sentence in Sing-Sing before he decided to free it.



* In ''ComicBook/WhiteSand'', the native species of Taldain's Dayside have carapaces of some sandlike substance, making them ''very'' allergic to water - it literally melts their skin and teeth - and their innards are blue.



* Mentioned for laughs in Wally Wood's ''[[ComicStrip/SallyForthWood Sally Forth]];'' as [[MsFanservice Sally]] prepares to put on a shirt, the [[AmusingAlien martian Snorky]] wonders how she can see if she covers her [[GagBoobs eyes.]]
* In ''ComicBook/WhiteSand'', the native species of Taldain's Dayside have carapaces of some sandlike substance, making them ''very'' allergic to water - it literally melts their skin and teeth - and their innards are blue.
* PlayedForLaughs in Sergio Aragones' "A Magazine/{{Mad}} Look at ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]''." Luke Skywalker enters the public restroom in the Mos Eisley Cantina, and does a confused AsideGlance when he sees at least a half-dozen commodes of greatly varying shapes, sizes, and drain configurations.



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* Mentioned for laughs in Wally Wood's ''[[ComicStrip/SallyForthWood Sally Forth]];'' as [[MsFanservice Sally]] prepares to put on a shirt, the [[AmusingAlien Martian Snorky]] wonders how she can see if she covers her [[GagBoobs eyes.]]
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* The Xenomorphs' longtime foes, the Yautja, from the ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' series, have their own weird biology. Most notably, the "dreadlocks" they wear don't appear to be hair at all. Prop skulls from ''Film/{{Predators}}'' show large sockets for the tendrils.
** ExpandedUniverse material suggests that the dreadlocks are in fact hair, melted together into tendrils in an incredibly painful rite of passage. Of course the Yautja are still bizarre, what with their glowing yellow-green blood and eyes that register heat rather than visible light.
*** Depending on which source, instead of melted together, ''braided'' together. The process takes days and is very painful. If the subject so much as winces in pain, the whole thing is undone and must be done again from the beginning.
* On ''Film/MenInBlack'', half the humor and plot points are drawn from the biological characteristics of the aliens they encounter, and K's encyclopedic knowledge thereof. No matter how weird they look, almost all of them find ways to pass for a human. Or, in one case, a [[IntelligentGerbil small dog]]. Or, in one novelized case, [[PlantAliens potted trees]]. Of course, the MIB refuse access to Earth to anything that cannot blend in with humanity.
** The second movie had a subway-train-sized alien worm with a tiny flower on its head hiding just beneath the surface, disguised as a weed.
* In ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', most animals on Pandora breathe through spiracles in their chests rather than nostrils and possess six limbs or appendages.

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* The Xenomorphs' longtime foes, the Yautja, from the ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' series, have their own weird biology. Most notably, the "dreadlocks" they wear don't appear to be hair at all. Prop skulls from ''Film/{{Predators}}'' show large sockets for the tendrils.
** ExpandedUniverse material suggests that the dreadlocks are in fact hair, melted together into tendrils in an incredibly painful rite of passage. Of course the Yautja are still bizarre, what with their glowing yellow-green blood and eyes that register heat rather than visible light.
*** Depending on which source, instead of melted together, ''braided'' together. The process takes days and is very painful. If the subject so much as winces in pain, the whole thing is undone and must be done again from the beginning.
* On ''Film/MenInBlack'', half the humor and plot points are drawn from the biological characteristics of the aliens they encounter, and K's encyclopedic knowledge thereof. No matter how weird they look, almost all of them find ways to pass for a human. Or, in one case, a [[IntelligentGerbil small dog]]. Or, in one novelized case, [[PlantAliens potted trees]]. Of course, the MIB refuse access to Earth to anything that cannot blend in with humanity.
** The second movie had a subway-train-sized alien worm with a tiny flower on its head hiding just beneath the surface, disguised as a weed.
* In ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', most animals on Pandora breathe through spiracles in their chests rather than nostrils and possess six limbs or appendages.
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* In ''Film/{{Infini}}'', the bio-agent responsible for the death of a mining crew, one search and rescue team, and almost a second, is so bizarre that the scientists sent to that planet first thought it was a sort of ore that could be used for fuel. When it thawed, it demonstrated the ability to mimic tissues and organs down to the cellular level.

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* In ''Film/{{Infini}}'', the bio-agent responsible for the death of a mining crew, one search and rescue team, and almost a second, is so bizarre that the scientists sent to that planet first thought it was a sort of ore that could be used for fuel. When it thawed, it demonstrated the ability to mimic tissues and organs down to the cellular level.Four-eyed alien conqueror Gallaxhar from ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'' drinks tea through his ears.



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* In ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', most animals on Pandora breathe through spiracles in their chests rather than nostrils and possess six limbs or appendages.
* In ''Film/{{Infini}}'', the bio-agent responsible for the death of a mining crew, one search and rescue team, and almost a second, is so bizarre that the scientists sent to that planet first thought it was a sort of ore that could be used for fuel. When it thawed, it demonstrated the ability to mimic tissues and organs down to the cellular level.
* On ''Film/MenInBlack'', half the humor and plot points are drawn from the biological characteristics of the aliens they encounter, and K's encyclopedic knowledge thereof. No matter how weird they look, almost all of them find ways to pass for a human. Or, in one case, a [[IntelligentGerbil small dog]]. Or, in one novelized case, [[PlantAliens potted trees]]. Of course, the MIB refuse access to Earth to anything that cannot blend in with humanity.
** The second movie had a subway-train-sized alien worm with a tiny flower on its head hiding just beneath the surface, disguised as a weed.
* The Xenomorphs' longtime foes, the Yautja, from the ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' series, have their own weird biology. Most notably, the "dreadlocks" they wear don't appear to be hair at all. Prop skulls from ''Film/{{Predators}}'' show large sockets for the tendrils.
** ExpandedUniverse material suggests that the dreadlocks are in fact hair, melted together into tendrils in an incredibly painful rite of passage. Of course the Yautja are still bizarre, what with their glowing yellow-green blood and eyes that register heat rather than visible light.
*** Depending on which source, instead of melted together, ''braided'' together. The process takes days and is very painful. If the subject so much as winces in pain, the whole thing is undone and must be done again from the beginning.
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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' has a few examples beyond its usual HumanAlien and RubberForeheadAlien groups, like the Trill, who are (two or) three species with separate degrees of this. The Trill symbionts are alien slugs that live for millennia, and can bond with humans or humanoid aliens. Though only the humanoids of their own homeworld are suitable as permanent hosts. Semi-permanent, rather, since once the host dies the symbiont gets transplanted into a new one. Given that this is done ''surgically'', how did the humanoid Trill and symbiont Trill ever even figure out that such a thing was possible? It's not as if when two sentient species meet, surgically implanting one into the other is a logical thing to attempt.
** A Starfleet officer on ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine DS9]]'' named Vilix'pran (whose species has not been shown on screen) "budded" many children. Who had wings that had to be kept from tangling. Oh right, Vilix'pran takes the pronoun [[MisterSeahorse "he"]].
** ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' also had the Changelings, a race of shapeshifters whose default form is gelatinous liquid and who live in a collective living ocean called the Great Link.
** The freaking ''Ocampa''. Lifespan of nine years. Body temperature around 16 degrees Celsius. Can only have one child. When ready to mate, they exude a yellow substance from their hands and must have an hour long foot massage with 50 hours of the substance appearing to enable mating. Give birth standing up, from a sack between their shoulders. While their psychic powers probably helped, one still wonders how a species with such bizarre, not to mention mathematically troublesome, method of reproduction could have come about in the first place.
** In [[LiveActionTV/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the original series]], Spock often exhibited this, most famously with his [[AlienBlood green blood]] and [[BizarreAlienReproduction pon farr]], much to Dr. Mccoy's amusement and occasional surprise. Arguably, this is LampShaded at the end of "Operation: Annihiliate!", when it is revealed that Vulcans have an inner eyelid:
--> '''Mccoy:''' Unusual eye arrangement. I might've known he'd turn up with something like that.
** Not to mention the Horta in [[LiveActionTV/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the original series]]. Silicon-based life-form whose eggs looked like metallic nodules, which was the PlotPoint of that episode.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' has ''Series/{{Alf}}'': Melmacians have ten major organs, [[BigEater eight of which are stomachs]]. (They get denser instead of fatter.) And they have green blood.
* The TV version of ''Series/AlienNation'' uses this
a few examples beyond its usual HumanAlien LOT. EVERY FRACKING EPISODE introduces some new and RubberForeheadAlien groups, like the Trill, who are (two or) three species with separate degrees strange bit of this. The Trill symbionts are alien slugs that live for millennia, and can bond with humans or humanoid aliens. Though only the humanoids of Newcomer biology (including a whole arc about their own homeworld are suitable as permanent hosts. Semi-permanent, rather, since once the host dies the symbiont gets transplanted into a new one. Given that this is done ''surgically'', how did the humanoid Trill and symbiont Trill ever even figure out that such a thing was possible? It's not as if when two sentient species meet, surgically implanting one into the other is a logical thing to attempt.
** A Starfleet officer on ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine DS9]]'' named Vilix'pran (whose species has not been shown on screen) "budded" many children. Who had wings that had to be kept from tangling. Oh right, Vilix'pran takes the pronoun [[MisterSeahorse "he"]].
** ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' also had the Changelings, a race of shapeshifters whose default form is gelatinous liquid and who live in a collective living ocean called the Great Link.
** The freaking ''Ocampa''. Lifespan of nine years. Body temperature around 16 degrees Celsius. Can only have one child. When ready to mate, they exude a yellow substance from their hands and must have an hour long foot massage with 50 hours of the substance appearing to enable mating. Give birth standing up, from a sack between their shoulders. While their psychic powers probably helped, one still wonders how a species with such bizarre, not to mention mathematically troublesome, method of reproduction could have come about in the first place.
** In [[LiveActionTV/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the original series]], Spock often exhibited this, most famously with his [[AlienBlood green blood]] and [[BizarreAlienReproduction pon farr]], much to Dr. Mccoy's amusement and occasional surprise. Arguably, this is LampShaded at the end of "Operation: Annihiliate!", when it is revealed that Vulcans have an inner eyelid:
--> '''Mccoy:''' Unusual eye arrangement. I might've known he'd turn up with something like that.
** Not to mention the Horta in [[LiveActionTV/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the original series]]. Silicon-based life-form whose eggs looked like metallic nodules, which was the PlotPoint of that episode.
strange reproductive process).



* ''Series/BabylonFive'' features a number of such aliens. Probably the best example is the Centauri; the males have six tentacle-like... [[ExoticEquipment members]] to go with the female's six... "slits", [[SpareBodyParts two hearts]] (one of which is also the kidney), and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking have no major blood vessels in their wrists]]. Since they ''appear'' to be {{human aliens}} (with funny hairdos), this is somewhat notable; the Centauri themselves reference this a lot.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** While the Time Lords look [[HumanAliens perfectly identical to humans on the outside]], they have two hearts and possess several strange powers, including the ability to regenerate when they are about to die, causing them to immediately reset their cells and biological makeup and reborn with a new body and slightly altered personality.
*** However, in the [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie TV movie]] it is pointed out how problematic this biology is, as when some human surgeons try to operate on the Doctor his biology causes them to accidentally "kill" him, forcing a regeneration.
*** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E6Extremis "Extremis"]] reveals they also have three brainstems.
** The Dulcians in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E1TheDominators "The Dominators"]] had two hearts before the Doctor [[SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat suddenly always had them]]. In the case of the Dulcians it's to make them fit the "bleeding-heart liberal" stereotype ("Two hearts and no curiosity" was the description in the script), though this doesn't entirely come off due to the writers [[BrokenAesop bungling their own analogy]].
** The Alzarians from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E3FullCircle "Full Circle"]] outwardly resemble humans, but are the descendants of a group of Marshmen who colonized a spacecraft from the planet Terradon after it crashed on Alzarius. As such, they retain some of the Marshmen's highly adaptable physiology, which includes being able to recover from illness or injury more rapidly than humans. Indeed, Adric (a young Alzarian who joins the Doctor on his travels) is quick to point this out when Tegan says he needs to rest after spraining his ankle:
--->"Don't worry, Tegan. We Alzarians are different from you. We recover faster."



* The TV version of ''Series/AlienNation'' uses this a LOT. EVERY FRACKING EPISODE introduces some new and strange bit of Newcomer biology (including a whole arc about their strange reproductive process).
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** While the Time Lords look [[HumanAliens perfectly identical to humans on the outside]], they have two hearts and possess several strange powers, including the ability to regenerate when they are about to die, causing them to immediately reset their cells and biological makeup and reborn with a new body and slightly altered personality.
*** However in the TV Movie it is pointed out how problematic this biology is, as when some human surgeons try to operate on the Doctor, his biology causes them to accidentally 'kill' him, forcing a regeneration.
** The Dulcians in "The Dominators" had two hearts before the Doctor [[SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat suddenly always had them]]. In the case of the Dulcians it's to make them fit the "bleeding-heart liberal" stereotype ("Two hearts and no curiosity" was the description in the script), though this doesn't entirely come off due to the writers [[BrokenAesop bungling their own analogy]].
** The Alzarians from "Full Circle" outwardly resemble humans, but are the descendants of a group of Marshmen who colonised a spacecraft from the planet Terradon after it crashed on Alzarius. As such, they retain some of the Marshmen's highly adaptable physiology, which includes being able to recover from illness or injury more rapidly than humans. Indeed, Adric (a young Alzarian who joins the Doctor on his travels) is quick to point this out when Tegan says he needs to rest after spraining his ankle:
--->Don't worry, Tegan. We Alzarians are different from you. We recover faster.
* ''Series/{{Alf}}'': Melmacians have ten major organs, [[BigEater eight of which are stomachs]]. (They get denser instead of fatter.) And they have green blood.



* ''Series/BabylonFive'' features a number of such aliens. Probably the best example is the Centauri; the males have six tentacle-like... [[ExoticEquipment members]] to go with the female's six... "slits", [[SpareBodyParts two hearts]] (one of which is also the kidney), and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking have no major blood vessels in their wrists]]. Since they ''appear'' to be {{human aliens}} (with funny hairdos), this is somewhat notable; the Centauri themselves reference this a lot.

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* ''Series/BabylonFive'' features ''Franchise/StarTrek'' has a number few examples beyond its usual HumanAlien and RubberForeheadAlien groups, like the Trill, who are (two or) three species with separate degrees of such this. The Trill symbionts are alien slugs that live for millennia, and can bond with humans or humanoid aliens. Probably Though only the best example is the Centauri; the males have six tentacle-like... [[ExoticEquipment members]] to go with the female's six... "slits", [[SpareBodyParts two hearts]] (one humanoids of which is also the kidney), and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking have no major blood vessels in their wrists]]. Since they ''appear'' to be {{human aliens}} (with funny hairdos), own homeworld are suitable as permanent hosts. Semi-permanent, rather, since once the host dies the symbiont gets transplanted into a new one. Given that this is somewhat notable; done ''surgically'', how did the Centauri themselves reference humanoid Trill and symbiont Trill ever even figure out that such a thing was possible? It's not as if when two sentient species meet, surgically implanting one into the other is a logical thing to attempt.
** A Starfleet officer on ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine DS9]]'' named Vilix'pran (whose species has not been shown on screen) "budded" many children. Who had wings that had to be kept from tangling. Oh right, Vilix'pran takes the pronoun [[MisterSeahorse "he"]].
** ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' also had the Changelings, a race of shapeshifters whose default form is gelatinous liquid and who live in a collective living ocean called the Great Link.
** The freaking ''Ocampa''. Lifespan of nine years. Body temperature around 16 degrees Celsius. Can only have one child. When ready to mate, they exude a yellow substance from their hands and must have an hour long foot massage with 50 hours of the substance appearing to enable mating. Give birth standing up, from a sack between their shoulders. While their psychic powers probably helped, one still wonders how a species with such bizarre, not to mention mathematically troublesome, method of reproduction could have come about in the first place.
** In [[LiveActionTV/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the original series]], Spock often exhibited this, most famously with his [[AlienBlood green blood]] and [[BizarreAlienReproduction pon farr]], much to Dr. Mccoy's amusement and occasional surprise. Arguably,
this a lot.is LampShaded at the end of "Operation: Annihiliate!", when it is revealed that Vulcans have an inner eyelid:
--> '''Mccoy:''' Unusual eye arrangement. I might've known he'd turn up with something like that.
** Not to mention the Horta in [[LiveActionTV/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the original series]]. Silicon-based life-form whose eggs looked like metallic nodules, which was the PlotPoint of that episode.



* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' some species have striking similarities to humans, others... do not. Ganymedians are Plant People, while Europans have six genders and no skeleton. They use cartilage based structures and a second circulatory system to somehow move around like a regular humanoid.



* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' some species have striking similarities to humans, others... do not. Ganymedians are Plant People, while Europans have six genders and no skeleton. They use cartilage based structures and a second circulatory system to somehow move around like a regular humanoid.



* While most of the aliens in ''VideoGame/{{Deadlock}}'' are pretty standard SpaceOpera, the Uva Mosk (think a three-way cross between a shrub, a human, and either an anteater or a turnip) definitely fall into this category.



* While most of the aliens in ''VideoGame/{{Deadlock}}'' are pretty standard SpaceOpera, the Uva Mosk (think a three-way cross between a shrub, a human, and either an anteater or a turnip) definitely fall into this category.



* The insectoid Cirbozoids of ''Webcomic/{{Starslip}} Crisis'' take this to an intentionally comical extreme. For starters, they reproduce asexually (the exact process is never shown); have alkaline blood they can spray through their vestigial eyes -- they see with their antenna; they have dorsal gill slits that become clogged with excess blood and need to be purged periodically to keep their hearts from stopping; their carapaces secrete Ritalin; their vital organs are held in their abdomen, making almost their entire body expendable; and their natural mode of walking is skipping. Once, Memnon praised the natural artistry in some crystalline structures in Jinx's cabin; they were the result of the Cirbozoid equivalent of a head cold. And they can only breathe ''out''. Also Mr. Jinx produces Bourbon as a waste product, much to the delight to the local rehabilitated [[SpacePirates space pirate]].
** On multiple occasions, the ship has been saved by any of a variety of gases or fluids that the Cirbozoid crewmember produces. Once, early on, he asks that they get some security personnel so that they can get along without the constant need for his secretions.
** As one comic demonstrates, Cirbozoids are quite literally a [[DoAnythingRobot Do Anything Species]]-if you have a need to be met, a Cirbozoid can probably use some highly specialized reproductive processes and give you a temporary to cover for you until the permanent replacement arrives.
** It's not only their bodies that are different, but their brains; they are [[AlienArtsAreAppreciated incapable of understanding art]]. This becomes a major plot point.
* ''EnemyQuest'': The Visitors, save the [[Main/MixAndMatchCritters Skut]], are all HumanoidAliens. However, a Visitor would never be mistaken for a human.

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* The insectoid Cirbozoids of ''Webcomic/{{Starslip}} Crisis'' take this to an intentionally comical extreme. For starters, they reproduce asexually (the exact process is never shown); have alkaline blood they ''Webcomic/{{Drive}}'' has Skitter, who can spray through their vestigial eyes -- they see detect gravitational waves with their antenna; they have dorsal gill slits that become clogged his mohawk.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Webcomic/EllieOnPlanetX'',
with excess blood and need to be purged periodically to keep their hearts from stopping; their carapaces secrete Ritalin; their vital organs are held in their abdomen, making almost their entire body expendable; and their natural mode of walking is skipping. Once, Memnon praised examples including [[http://ellieonplanetx.com/comic/tub-o-fun/ the natural artistry in some crystalline structures in Jinx's cabin; they were the result of the Cirbozoid equivalent of a head cold. And they can only breathe ''out''. Also Mr. Jinx produces Bourbon as a waste product, much to the delight to the local rehabilitated [[SpacePirates space pirate]].
** On multiple occasions, the ship has been saved by any of a variety of gases or fluids that the Cirbozoid crewmember produces. Once, early on, he asks that they get some security personnel so that they can get along without the constant need for his secretions.
** As one comic demonstrates, Cirbozoids are quite literally a [[DoAnythingRobot Do Anything Species]]-if you have a need to be met, a Cirbozoid can probably use some highly specialized reproductive processes and give you a temporary to cover for you until the permanent replacement arrives.
** It's not only their bodies that are different, but their brains; they are [[AlienArtsAreAppreciated incapable of understanding art]]. This becomes a major plot point.
bathtub]] -- actually an alien whose mouth is conveniently bathtub-shaped.
* ''EnemyQuest'': ''Webcomic/EnemyQuest'': The Visitors, save the [[Main/MixAndMatchCritters Skut]], are all HumanoidAliens. However, a Visitor would never be mistaken for a human.



* [[Webcomic/AMagicalRoommate Daria]] is a dragon who [[CloudCuckoolander on a whim]] decides to live with humans. While she's very interested in tools and technology, she is completely repulsed by the fact that humans eat, of all things, PLANTS! Her later revelation that fairies eat bugs spurs her to try to fix this problem, but she [[GeniusDitz forgets about it almost instantly.]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'', Kin the yuan-ti (basically a human with a snake tail instead of legs) mentions that she has two stomachs.



* The tentaculas of ''Webcomic/LoveAndTentacles''. Not only do they have three different types of tentacles with very distinct purposes, they also have a two-pronged tongue.

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* The tentaculas of ''Webcomic/LoveAndTentacles''. Not only do they have three different types of tentacles In ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'', Kin the yuan-ti (basically a human with very distinct purposes, they also have a two-pronged tongue.snake tail instead of legs) mentions that she has two stomachs.



* ''Webcomic/{{Drive}}'' has Skitter, who can detect gravitational waves with his mohawk.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Drive}}'' ''Webcomic/HitmenForDestiny'' has Skitter, this down to an art form. These usually come in the form of Professor Lostclock Dripkettle's incredibly descriptive narratives about the various odds and ends of the monsters that inhabit the many worlds of the comic from the stomach monsters who can detect gravitational waves with his mohawk.find their prey through living portals that lead to a giant stomach; to the fibra, who may very well be the least efficient creature to ever live.



* ''Webcomic/HitmenForDestiny'' has this down to an art form. These usually come in the form of Professor Lostclock Dripkettle's incredibly descriptive narratives about the various odds and ends of the monsters that inhabit the many worlds of the comic from the stomach monsters who find their prey through living portals that lead to a giant stomach; to the fibra, who may very well be the least efficient creature to ever live.
* In ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'', Iki Piki has a "splanch" (at least he does before his organs are harvested). It's purpose is unexplained, except that without it he'll die. The ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' version of Zam Wesell has one as well.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Webcomic/EllieOnPlanetX'', with examples including [[http://ellieonplanetx.com/comic/tub-o-fun/ the bathtub]] -- actually an alien whose mouth is conveniently bathtub-shaped.

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* ''Webcomic/HitmenForDestiny'' has this down to an art form. These usually come in the form of Professor Lostclock Dripkettle's incredibly descriptive narratives about the various odds and ends of the monsters that inhabit the many worlds of the comic from the stomach monsters who find their prey through living portals that lead to a giant stomach; to the fibra, who may very well be the least efficient creature to ever live.
* In ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'', Iki Piki has a "splanch" (at least he does before his organs are harvested). It's Its purpose is unexplained, except that without it he'll die. The ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' version of Zam Wesell Wessel has one as well.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Webcomic/EllieOnPlanetX'', The tentaculas of ''Webcomic/LoveAndTentacles''. Not only do they have three different types of tentacles with examples including [[http://ellieonplanetx.com/comic/tub-o-fun/ very distinct purposes, they also have a two-pronged tongue.
* ''Webcomic/AMagicalRoommate'': Daria is a dragon who [[CloudCuckoolander on a whim]] decides to live with humans. While she's very interested in tools and technology, she is completely repulsed by
the bathtub]] -- actually an alien whose mouth is conveniently bathtub-shaped.fact that humans eat, of all things, PLANTS! Her later revelation that fairies eat bugs spurs her to try to fix this problem, but she [[GeniusDitz forgets about it almost instantly.]]



* Incase's NSFW webcomic "Xenobiology", has an earth-born [[RubberForeheadAliens Puazi]] woman called Anna Jelenko as the protagonist. Puazi biology has the unfortunate habit of reacting to human biology by making them sexually aroused. While it varies from one Puazi to another Anna's reaction is very strong.

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* The insectoid Cirbozoids of ''Webcomic/{{Starslip}} Crisis'' take this to an intentionally comical extreme. For starters, they reproduce asexually (the exact process is never shown); have alkaline blood they can spray through their vestigial eyes -- they see with their antenna; they have dorsal gill slits that become clogged with excess blood and need to be purged periodically to keep their hearts from stopping; their carapaces secrete Ritalin; their vital organs are held in their abdomen, making almost their entire body expendable; and their natural mode of walking is skipping. Once, Memnon praised the natural artistry in some crystalline structures in Jinx's cabin; they were the result of the Cirbozoid equivalent of a head cold. And they can only breathe ''out''. Also Mr. Jinx produces Bourbon as a waste product, much to the delight to the local rehabilitated [[SpacePirates space pirate]].
** On multiple occasions, the ship has been saved by any of a variety of gases or fluids that the Cirbozoid crewmember produces. Once, early on, he asks that they get some security personnel so that they can get along without the constant need for his secretions.
** As one comic demonstrates, Cirbozoids are quite literally a [[DoAnythingRobot Do Anything Species]]-if you have a need to be met, a Cirbozoid can probably use some highly specialized reproductive processes and give you a temporary to cover for you until the permanent replacement arrives.
** It's not only their bodies that are different, but their brains; they are [[AlienArtsAreAppreciated incapable of understanding art]]. This becomes a major plot point.
* Incase's NSFW webcomic "Xenobiology", ''Xenobiology'' has an earth-born Earth-born [[RubberForeheadAliens Puazi]] woman called Anna Jelenko as the protagonist. Puazi biology has the unfortunate habit of reacting to human biology by making them sexually aroused. While it varies from one Puazi to another Anna's reaction is very strong.



* ''Literature/ChakonaSpace'' gives us the Faleshkarti, whose semen contains a hormone that makes their partners stupid. Permanently.
--> '''M'Lai''': Every time they are inseminated, they get a fresh injection of the hormone. They are literally fucking themselves stupid.
** Note that the Faleshkarti are hermaphrodites, and also that they have very very high sex drive, particularly at the onset of sexual maturity. As a result, the children do a lot of the important work, including scientific research.
* The short film [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcPqk-O-fD4 "Danger: Humans]]" plays with this trope by demonstrating our species' Bizarre Alien Biology from an alien point of view.



* Toki's species is something called "erin" (pronounced EE-rihn). From what is shown about her species, they are mammals, females can reproduce asexually (something that doesn't occur in mammals), the babies are born with teeth, and, apparently, they tend to age rather slowly, along with living for a long time. Apparently, the aforementioned's blood isn't a unique thing, as that also can occur with other members of the species [[http://makeyourownfurryandotheranimals.wikia.com/wiki/Erin#Overall_Biology]].



* Literature/ChakonaSpace gives us the Faleshkarti, whose semen contains a hormone that makes their partners stupid. Permanently.
--> '''M'Lai''': Every time they are inseminated, they get a fresh injection of the hormone. They are literally fucking themselves stupid.
** Note that the Faleshkarti are hermaphrodites, and also that they have very very high sex drive, particularly at the onset of sexual maturity. As a result, the children do a lot of the important work, including scientific research.



* The short film [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcPqk-O-fD4 "Danger: Humans]]" plays with this trope by demonstrating our species' Bizarre Alien Biology from an alien point of view.
* Toki's species is something called "erin" (pronounced EE-rihn). From what is shown about her species, they are mammals, females can reproduce asexually (something that doesn't occur in mammals), the babies are born with teeth, and, apparently, they tend to age rather slowly, along with living for a long time. Apparently, the aforementioned's blood isn't a unique thing, as that also can occur with other members of the species [[http://makeyourownfurryandotheranimals.wikia.com/wiki/Erin#Overall_Biology]].



* ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' has fun with this trope all the time with crustacean life-form Dr. Zoidberg. Losing organs is merely a minor nuisance for him. In the "Roswell that Ends Well" episode, he manages to keep up a running commentary during his own dissection-- "Removing the heart." "Take, I've got four of them!". In the FountainOfYouth episode "Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles", he regresses through an improbable number of larval stages (one example: coral to trilobite).

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AtomicBetty'', Sparky is a BigEater, but it's hard to blame him, as he has four stomachs.
* Roger of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''. He regularly excretes some sort of yellow, slippery substance from his sides. If he doesn't get his bitchiness out, it turns to bile and poisons him. He can also gain all of someone's memories by [[AnalProbing anally fingering]] them. He can run at SuperSpeed, is fireproof, and can implode a grown man's head with an elbow dive; the latter two abilities he was unaware of. And he has an extremely long lifespan, as of the show he is [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld over 1600 years old and still apparently quite young]].
** In one episode Hayley accidentally reaches into his chest and takes out his pancreas (''somehow''), which snarls at her and runs off. Roger is indignant, saying he'll have to spend the rest of the night setting out traps for it.
** And his poop is solid gold and jewel-encrusted.
** Roger is also shown to have an unnervingly long tongue.
** This was at some point lampshaded in terms of sex when Roger (in his "Jenny" persona) had sex with Steve's friend Snot when Steve asks, "You're an alien how is that even possible?!" to which he tried to explain how but was interrupted. Later, Roger reveals to him that he has put a stress ball between his legs and Snot has been having sex with that.
* Many aliens on ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'':
** Just for starters, there's the one that's made entirely of living crystal, which it can fire as a weapon and shape into weapons and tools. Or the [[PlayingWithFire one that's on fire]]... and catching a cold [[AnIcePerson turns it to ice]]. And then there's Ghostfreak, which is [[IntangibleMan weird even by alien standards]].
** As if things can't get weirder, ''humanity'' is an example of bizarre biology in the Ben 10-verse; we're the only species in the galaxy that can interbreed with pretty much any other race. No one knows how or why, but it happens. This includes Pyronites, who are on fire and whose home world is ''a freaking sun''.
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' has fun with this trope all the time with crustacean life-form Dr. Zoidberg. Losing organs is merely a minor nuisance for him. In the "Roswell that Ends Well" episode, he manages to keep up a running commentary during his own dissection-- dissection -- "Removing the heart." "Take, I've got four of them!". them!" In the FountainOfYouth episode "Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles", he regresses through an improbable number of larval stages (one example: coral to trilobite).



* ''{{Transformers}}'' are a race of [[MechanicalLifeforms sapient machines]], hence it might not even be proper to refer to what's inside them as "biology" at all. Their inner workings still often get referred to, however, as well as other things that have a biological equivalent.

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* ''{{Transformers}}'' [[EldritchAbomination Bill Cipher]] from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is a [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/gravityfalls/images/e/ea/S1e19_bill_snap.png/revision/latest?cb=20130905173319 triangle]] with one large eye, tiny black limbs, and no other visible bodily features. This means he doesn't have a mouth, right? Well...[[https://41.media.tumblr.com/0fb0fd0e17b685e589588544bc0a50a0/tumblr_o5frd1yQXe1rbzbl9o1_1280.png not exactly. His eye doubles as his mouth.]] Also, his top hat is actually part of his body.
* Bip in ''Westernanimation/HereComesTheGrump''. He can detach his nose, and he turns around by pulling his head and tail into his body and popping them out again on opposite sides.
* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' has red eyes, green skin, pink teeth, a pair of antennae, only three fingers on each hand, depends on his backpack for survival, and his only known internal organ is called a "squeedlyspooch". Water is [[spoiler:(was)]] acidic to him and he can grow hypnotic pimples. And then there was that "molting" thing that happened during the Galactic Equinox, when he suddenly turned into a giant mass of pulsating pustules that erupted in a sea of green pus.
* Cathy Smith and [[EccentricMentor her grampa]] in ''WesternAnimation/MonsterBusterClub'' look externally human; she is a peppy blonde ten-year-old and he a hunchbacked old man with a big bushy mustache. When not posing as humans, however, they appear to be some kind of mutant hybrid between a flies and fish. Also their bones are made of rubber. They're good guys, though.
* The Gems of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' are literally crystal lifeforms that create humanoid forms as a matter of convenience. They can retreat inside the gemstone itself to regenerate (making them functionally immortal as long as the gem itself isn't cracked), summon weapons and energy, and even [[FusionDance fuse into a stronger entity]] with no upper limit on fusions. They can eat and sleep, but do not need to, and they have no concept of age for themselves, since their physical age is based on personality rather than time. The gems themselves also have unique abilities, anywhere from future vision to holographic projection.
* Starfire of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''. Among other things, she can learn any language instantly through physical contact with a native speaker, and goes through a ''very weird'' form of puberty that she has no idea how to handle. The same experience turned her sister purple for a few days.
--> Never have I been so glad to have nine stomachs.
* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''
are a race of [[MechanicalLifeforms sapient machines]], hence it might not even be proper to refer to what's inside them as "biology" at all. Their inner workings still often get referred to, however, as well as other things that have a biological equivalent.



* Many aliens on ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'':
** Just for starters, there's the one that's made entirely of living crystal, which it can fire as a weapon and shape into weapons and tools. Or the [[PlayingWithFire one that's on fire]]... and catching a cold [[AnIcePerson turns it to ice]]. And then there's Ghostfreak, which is [[IntangibleMan weird even by alien standards]].
** As if things can't get weirder, ''humanity'' is an example of bizarre biology in the Ben 10-verse; we're the only species in the galaxy that can interbreed with pretty much any other race. No one knows how or why, but it happens. This includes Pyronites, who are on fire and whose home world is ''a freaking sun''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AtomicBetty'', Sparky is a BigEater, but it's hard to blame him, as he has four stomachs.
* Roger of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''. He regularly excretes some sort of yellow, slippery substance from his sides. If he doesn't get his bitchiness out, it turns to bile and poisons him. He can also gain all of someone's memories by [[AnalProbing anally fingering]] them. He can run at SuperSpeed, is fireproof, and can implode a grown man's head with an elbow dive; the latter two abilities he was unaware of. And he has an extremely long lifespan, as of the show he is [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld over 1600 years old and still apparently quite young]].
** In one episode Hayley accidentally reaches into his chest and takes out his pancreas (''somehow''), which snarls at her and runs off. Roger is indignant, saying he'll have to spend the rest of the night setting out traps for it.
** And his poop is solid gold and jewel-encrusted.
** Roger is also shown to have an unnervingly long tongue.
** This was at some point lampshaded in terms of sex when Roger (in his "Jenny" persona) had sex with Steve's friend Snot when Steve asks, "You're an alien how is that even possible?!" to which he tried to explain how but was interrupted. Later, Roger reveals to him that he has put a stress ball between his legs and Snot has been having sex with that.
* Cathy Smith and [[EccentricMentor her grampa]] in ''WesternAnimation/MonsterBusterClub'' look externally human; she is a peppy blonde ten-year-old and he a hunchbacked old man with a big bushy mustache. When not posing as humans, however, they appear to be some kind of mutant hybrid between a flies and fish. Also their bones are made of rubber. They're good guys, though.
* Bip in ''Westernanimation/HereComesTheGrump''. He can detach his nose, and he turns around by pulling his head and tail into his body and popping them out again on opposite sides.
* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' has red eyes, green skin, pink teeth, a pair of antennae, only three fingers on each hand, depends on his backpack for survival, and his only known internal organ is called a "squeedlyspooch". Water is [[spoiler:(was)]] acidic to him and he can grow hypnotic pimples. And then there was that "molting" thing that happened during the Galactic Equinox, when he suddenly turned into a giant mass of pulsating pustules that erupted in a sea of green pus.
* Starfire of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''. Among other things, she can learn any language instantly through physical contact with a native speaker, and goes through a ''very weird'' form of puberty that she has no idea how to handle. The same experience turned her sister purple for a few days.
--> Never have I been so glad to have nine stomachs.
* Four-eyed alien conqueror Gallaxhar from ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'' drinks tea through his ears.
* The Gems of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' are literally crystal lifeforms that create humanoid forms as a matter of convenience. They can retreat inside the gemstone itself to regenerate (making them functionally immortal as long as the gem itself isn't cracked), summon weapons and energy, and even [[FusionDance fuse into a stronger entity]] with no upper limit on fusions. They can eat and sleep, but do not need to, and they have no concept of age for themselves, since their physical age is based on personality rather than time. The gems themselves also have unique abilities, anywhere from future vision to holographic projection.
* [[EldritchAbomination Bill Cipher]] from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is a [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/gravityfalls/images/e/ea/S1e19_bill_snap.png/revision/latest?cb=20130905173319 triangle]] with one large eye, tiny black limbs, and no other visible bodily features. This means he doesn't have a mouth, right? Well...[[https://41.media.tumblr.com/0fb0fd0e17b685e589588544bc0a50a0/tumblr_o5frd1yQXe1rbzbl9o1_1280.png not exactly. His eye doubles as his mouth.]] Also, his top hat is actually part of his body.


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