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19th Apr '17 1:20:47 AM Mr.Bubbles
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* XenoNucleicAcid
21st Mar '17 8:23:17 PM Gatordragon24
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* The monsters of ''VideoGame/{{Evovle}}''. They have no cerebral cortexes, they can [[RealityWarper manipulate the world]] in ways humans need machines to do, they consume massive amounts of meat before burning it all to go through years of growth in seconds, and despite the wide variety in monster strains they're all so similar on a genetic level that one might mistake them for samples taken from a single organism. That's not getting into their origin: [[spoiler: they're all physical bodies created by an extradimensional race of energy beings. The bodies are constructed with what they know of the material universe, which means they are capable of growing guns and engines as easily as muscle and bone if they know how it goes together.]]

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* The monsters of ''VideoGame/{{Evovle}}''.''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}''. They have no cerebral cortexes, they can [[RealityWarper manipulate the world]] in ways humans need machines to do, they consume massive amounts of meat before burning it all to go through years of growth in seconds, and despite the wide variety in monster strains they're all so similar on a genetic level that one might mistake them for samples taken from a single organism. That's not getting into their origin: [[spoiler: they're all physical bodies created by an extradimensional race of energy beings. The bodies are constructed with what they know of the material universe, which means they are capable of growing guns and engines as easily as muscle and bone if they know how it goes together.]]
9th Mar '17 6:01:32 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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** 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 "[[PoliticalStereotype 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]].

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** 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 "[[PoliticalStereotype bleeding-heart liberal]]" "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]].
19th Feb '17 5:08:44 AM SSJMagus
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** Piccolo's race, the Namekians, are apparently modeled after slugs. They have visible musculature, the ability to regrow pretty much anything so long as their head is intact (Piccolo once regenerated from being [[LiterallyShatteredLives broken into pieces]] as a [[TakenForGranite statue]]), and green skin (the muscles are pink, though). They also reproduce asexually and are universally male.

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** Piccolo's race, the Namekians, are apparently modeled after slugs. They have visible musculature, the ability to regrow pretty much anything so long as their head is intact (Piccolo once regenerated from being [[LiterallyShatteredLives broken into pieces]] as a [[TakenForGranite statue]]), and green skin (the muscles are pink, though). They also reproduce asexually and are universally male. There's also an element of PlantAliens to the Nameks, since the only thing they consume is water and they "eat" via photosynthesis.



** Tien's race is another one. They can split and create extra bodies, grow extra arms, the ability to look in multiple directions at the same time.

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** Tien's race is another one. They can split and create extra bodies, grow extra arms, the ability to look in multiple directions at the same time. [[AllThereInTheManual Supplemental material]] reveals that Tien is a descendant of three-eyed aliens who interbred with humans, though originally he was meant to be simply a mutant.
29th Jan '17 7:12:18 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.
23rd Jan '17 12:40:18 AM Ryulong
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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''[='=]s [[HumanOutsideAlienInside trolls]]. They have [[FantasticCasteSystem a caste system divided between 12 normal blood colors]] (the "hemospectrum") which goes from short-lived, psychic rust-bloods all the way up to violent & dangerous bluebloods and sea-dweller violet bloods, with the fuchsia-blooded empress and her current heir at the top. They have an insect-like life cycle and are [[BizarreAlienReproduction born from a separate mother grub species which takes in genetic material carried by drones in pails]]. Genes from couples that feel the strongest love [[FoeYay or hate]] for each other tend to win out of the incestuous slurry, and troll gender is irrelevant to reproduction. And that doesn't even go into all the bizarre anatomical details hinted at by "auricular sponge clots," "bone bulge," "chitinous windhole," etc.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''[='=]s [[HumanOutsideAlienInside trolls]]. They have [[FantasticCasteSystem a caste system divided between 12 normal blood colors]] (the "hemospectrum") which goes from short-lived, psychic rust-bloods all the way up to violent & dangerous bluebloods and sea-dweller violet bloods, with the fuchsia-blooded empress and her current heir at the top. They have an insect-like life cycle and are [[BizarreAlienReproduction born from a separate mother grub species which takes in genetic material carried by drones in pails]]. Genes from couples that feel the strongest love [[FoeYay or hate]] for each other tend to win out of the incestuous slurry, and troll gender is irrelevant to reproduction. And that doesn't even go into all the bizarre anatomical details hinted at by "auricular sponge clots," "bone bulge," "chitinous windhole," etc. However, this may just be an artifact of the Trolls' language, as a bathtub is called an "ablution trap".
15th Jan '17 11:54:13 AM WaterBlap
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* The excreta of the bonnacon, a bovine creature of [[Myth/GreekMythology 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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* The excreta of the bonnacon, a bovine creature of [[Myth/GreekMythology [[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.
15th Jan '17 11:51:09 AM Xtifr
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* ''Literature/TheStarchildTrilogy'': At the reefs of space, between the stars, life has evolved from primitive cells called fusorians, which actually fuse hydrogen and other elements to produce energy. They have evolved into a wide variety of odd creatures--most notably, the friendly spacelings and the terrifying living rockets known as pyropods (flame-foot).
14th Jan '17 5:36:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Franchise/DeadSpace'': The Necromorphs are HiveMind obeying alien bacteria that reanimate corpses into various BodyHorror DemonicSpiders. Destroying the head doesn't slow them down, and unloading ammo into their torso doesn't either. Only hacking off their limbs, tentacles and yellow tumor-like growths stops them from turning you into food or another corpse to reanimate.
** They can even convert dead ''body parts''. Say you have a chopped-off finger that gets infected by the necrovirus: It'll sprout tentacles and spines and attack you.
*** Dead Space's Necromorphs are basically Film/TheThing1982 {{IN SPACE}}. Though less paranoia about who is one, and more paranoia about when one is gonna pop out of air vent and tear you a few superfluous holes.

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* ''Franchise/DeadSpace'': The Necromorphs are HiveMind obeying alien bacteria that reanimate corpses into various BodyHorror DemonicSpiders. Destroying the head doesn't slow them down, and unloading ammo into their torso doesn't either. Only hacking off their limbs, tentacles and yellow tumor-like growths stops them from turning you into food or another corpse to reanimate.
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reanimate. They can even convert dead ''body parts''. Say you have a chopped-off finger that gets infected by the necrovirus: It'll sprout tentacles and spines and attack you.
*** Dead Space's Necromorphs are
you. They're basically Film/TheThing1982 {{IN SPACE}}. Though less paranoia about who is one, and more paranoia about when one is gonna pop out of air vent and tear you a few superfluous holes.
14th Jan '17 5:35:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* The [[Franchise/DeadSpace Necromorphs]] are HiveMind obeying alien bacteria that reanimate corpses into various BodyHorror DemonicSpiders. Destroying the head doesn't slow them down, and unloading ammo into their torso doesn't either. Only hacking off their limbs, tentacles and yellow tumor-like growths stops them from turning you into food or another corpse to reanimate.

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* ''Franchise/DeadSpace'': The [[Franchise/DeadSpace Necromorphs]] Necromorphs are HiveMind obeying alien bacteria that reanimate corpses into various BodyHorror DemonicSpiders. Destroying the head doesn't slow them down, and unloading ammo into their torso doesn't either. Only hacking off their limbs, tentacles and yellow tumor-like growths stops them from turning you into food or another corpse to reanimate.
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