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30th Aug '16 12:56:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* In Harry Turtledove's ''WorldWar/Colonization'' series, which takes place over nearly a century, neither humans or the alien Lizards ever quite get the hang of even telling each other's genders apart.

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* In Harry Turtledove's ''WorldWar/Colonization'' ''Literature/WorldWar / Colonization'' series, which takes place over nearly a century, neither humans or the alien Lizards ever quite get the hang of even telling each other's genders apart.
25th Aug '16 4:25:51 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** This is pointed out by [[MotorMouth Mordin Solus]], who claims that humans have a much greater genetic variety than other races.

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** This is pointed out by [[MotorMouth Mordin Solus]], who claims that humans have a much greater genetic variety than other races. This is actually fairly shocking if you know your genetics; humans are actually remarkable among Earth species for how [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Population_bottleneck limited]] our genetic diversity is.
25th Aug '16 4:19:48 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** Da Orks have this view of humans. Ork hierarchy is based on who is da biggest, meanest Ork around. Some relatively philosophical Orks (and the bar is very low here) wonder how the human chain of command works since humans are all about the same size as each other. Some crafty Orks have noticed that da 'oomies what give da orders have more shiny bits on deir clothes.

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** Da Orks have this view of humans. Ork hierarchy is based on who is da biggest, meanest Ork around. Some relatively philosophical Orks (and the bar is very low here) wonder how the human chain of command works since humans are all about the same size as each other. Some crafty Orks have noticed that da 'oomies what give da orders have more shiny bits on deir clothes. The main competing theory is dat it's all 'bout [[CommissarCap dem fancy 'ats]].
15th Aug '16 3:06:37 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** After Sisko ends up [[EmergencyImpersonation taking the role]] [[TrickedOutTime of a 21st century]] [[YouWillBeBeethoven historical figure]], Quark fails to notice the resemblance even when it's pointed out to him, saying "All humans look alike." Made either funnier by the fact that Sisko and the man he's replacing don't look at all alike beyond both being African-American and about the same height.

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** After Sisko ends up [[EmergencyImpersonation taking the role]] [[TrickedOutTime of a 21st century]] [[YouWillBeBeethoven historical figure]], Quark fails to notice the resemblance even when it's pointed out to him, saying "All humans look alike." Made either funnier by the fact that Sisko and the man he's replacing don't look at all alike beyond both being African-American and about the same height. It's also a reference to Quark's actor playing several unrelated Ferengi characters over the course of the franchise.
15th Aug '16 3:03:04 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** An odd exception: the Sontarans, explicitly described as being a race of clones, ''didn't'' all look alike, firstly because a variety of different actors played them and secondly because the costume and make-up was mildly revised for nearly each story in which they appeared. (The first and second Sontaran stories, ''The Time Warrior'' and ''The Sontaran Experiment'' averted this by having the same actor player play the three Sontarans seen in that story. Even though they did have a continuity mix-up in the latter story.) Despite there still being slight differences between the two Sontarans whose un-masked faces we see on scene in "The Sontaran Stratagem" the Ditto Aliens phenomena is lampshaded in the typical way "we say the same of humans."

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** An odd exception: the Sontarans, explicitly described as being a race of clones, ''didn't'' all look alike, firstly because a variety of different actors played them and secondly because the costume and make-up was mildly revised for nearly each story in which they appeared. (The first and second Sontaran stories, ''The Time Warrior'' and ''The Sontaran Experiment'' averted this by having the same actor player play the three Sontarans seen in that story. Even though they did have a continuity mix-up in the latter story.) Despite there still being slight differences between the two Sontarans whose un-masked faces we see on scene in "The Sontaran Stratagem" (slight makeup changes on the same actor) the Ditto Aliens phenomena is lampshaded in the typical way "we say the same of humans."" It's since been explained that the different looks are different batches of clones, and by sheer coincidence all of the ones seen in the New Who era are the ones that are played by Dan Starkey.
4th Aug '16 9:07:43 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', it's generally played straight within each individual game, but averted within the franchise as a whole, particular with the Kig-Yar, whom we know consist of at least three different sub-species; the Jackals from the Creator/{{Bungie}}-era games (native to the continent of Ruuht), the Skirmishers from ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' (native to the asteroid colony of T'vao), and the Jackals from ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' (native to the continent of Ibie'sh). Additionally, WordOfGod has [[https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/community/bulletins/the-halo-bulletin-knowledge-drop explicitly stated]] that the continually changing physical appearances of the Covenant species between each game all represent equally canon phenotypes.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', it's generally played straight within each individual game, but averted within the franchise as a whole, particular with the Kig-Yar, whom we know consist of at least three different sub-species; the Jackals from the Creator/{{Bungie}}-era games (native to the continent of Ruuht), the Skirmishers from ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' (native to the asteroid colony of T'vao), and the Jackals from introduced in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' (native to the continent of Ibie'sh). Additionally, WordOfGod has [[https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/community/bulletins/the-halo-bulletin-knowledge-drop explicitly stated]] that the continually changing physical appearances of the Covenant species between each game all represent equally canon phenotypes.
9th May '16 10:26:52 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** An odd exception: the Sontarans, explicitly described as being a race of clones, ''didn't'' all look alike, firstly because a variety of different actors played them and secondly because the costume and make-up was mildly revised for nearly each story in which they appeared. (The first and second Sontaran stories, ''The Time Warrior'' and ''The Sontaran Experiment'' averted this by having the same actor player play the three Sontarans seen in that story. Even though they did have a continuity mix-up in the latter story.) Despite there still being slight differences between the two Sontarans whose un-masked faces we see on scene in "The Sontaran Stratagem" the DittoAliens phenomena is lampshaded in the typical way "we say the same of humans."

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** An odd exception: the Sontarans, explicitly described as being a race of clones, ''didn't'' all look alike, firstly because a variety of different actors played them and secondly because the costume and make-up was mildly revised for nearly each story in which they appeared. (The first and second Sontaran stories, ''The Time Warrior'' and ''The Sontaran Experiment'' averted this by having the same actor player play the three Sontarans seen in that story. Even though they did have a continuity mix-up in the latter story.) Despite there still being slight differences between the two Sontarans whose un-masked faces we see on scene in "The Sontaran Stratagem" the DittoAliens Ditto Aliens phenomena is lampshaded in the typical way "we say the same of humans."



* In the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' ExpandedUniverse, Kahlee Sanders notices that every single quarian looks exactly alike, and then when she thinks of it, nearly all members of alien races look identical. Then she notes that humans are beginning to follow the same trend, since in this universe, due to many interracial relationships, many humans are becoming more and more similar as all the races begin to mix together. She theorized that a couple hundred more years, humans will become DittoAliens.

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* In the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' ExpandedUniverse, Kahlee Sanders notices that every single quarian looks exactly alike, and then when she thinks of it, nearly all members of alien races look identical. Then she notes that humans are beginning to follow the same trend, since in this universe, due to many interracial relationships, many humans are becoming more and more similar as all the races begin to mix together. She theorized that a couple hundred more years, humans will become DittoAliens.Ditto Aliens.



* Uryuoms from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' seem to be DittoAliens as well. They don't even have different genders. However, they are big on fashion and cosmetics, so apart from the basic face, they can still be differentiated.

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* Uryuoms from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' seem to be DittoAliens Ditto Aliens as well. They don't even have different genders. However, they are big on fashion and cosmetics, so apart from the basic face, they can still be differentiated.
7th May '16 6:16:02 PM dlchen145
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* Many ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfics theorize that the insectoid Changelings use pheromones or their patterns of leg holes to recognize each other. As a result, ponies have difficulty distinguishing between individual changelings.
27th Apr '16 6:58:32 AM Morgenthaler
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[[caption-width-right:350:By the time you've figured out how to tell them apart, you're dessert.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:By the time you've figured out how to tell them apart, [[KillerRabbit you're dessert.dessert]].]]
27th Apr '16 6:57:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* In one {{Superman}} story, a grateful race Supes once saved is on Earth to find a human actor to play him in a movie they're going to make about his daring rescue. The one they wind up choosing bears a much closer resemblance to Jimmy Olson (short, scrawny, red hair and freckles). He's ultimately chosen because he's ill (further separating him from Superman) and his coughing is close to the aliens' language, which will make it easy for him to memorize the script, but even after Superman himself points out the difference, the aliens shrug it off, insisting that they're practically identical.

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* In one {{Superman}} ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' story, a grateful race Supes once saved is on Earth to find a human actor to play him in a movie they're going to make about his daring rescue. The one they wind up choosing bears a much closer resemblance to Jimmy Olson (short, scrawny, red hair and freckles). He's ultimately chosen because he's ill (further separating him from Superman) and his coughing is close to the aliens' language, which will make it easy for him to memorize the script, but even after Superman himself points out the difference, the aliens shrug it off, insisting that they're practically identical.
* ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': Many alien species look like they might as well be clone populations, including the Krull, the Subbubi, the Psicos, and even the Shakara themselves.
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