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3rd Feb '16 5:44:21 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* Lampshaded in ''Series/{{Third Rock From The Sun}}'' - in an episode where the (alien) family is trying to decide what (human) race they are, it is pointed out that Dick has never noticed that Nina is black, at which point he quips 'you people all look alike to me'.
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* Lampshaded in ''Series/{{Third Rock From The Sun}}'' - in an episode where the (alien) family is trying to decide what (human) race they are, it is pointed out that Dick has never noticed that Nina is black, at which point he quips [[InnocentBigot 'you people all look alike to me'. me']].
20th Jan '16 11:57:08 PM Duffan
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[[folder: Comic Books]] * 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. [[/folder]]
18th Jan '16 3:30:15 PM HelloLamppost
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* In ''Literature/AlienInASmallTown,'' the alien Paul initially finds humans hard to tell apart, but he learns in time. In fairness, his own species [[StarfishAliens isn't remotely humanoid.]]
17th Jan '16 4:07:29 PM nombretomado
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* Used throughout ''StarControl'', and [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the Zoq-Fot-Pik: ''"You must meet with our leaders. They are wiser... more powerful beings! ...They look just like us, though."''
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* Used throughout ''StarControl'', ''VideoGame/StarControl'', and [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the Zoq-Fot-Pik: ''"You must meet with our leaders. They are wiser... more powerful beings! ...They look just like us, though."''
15th Jan '16 7:30:32 AM Anddrix
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** When Odo finally meets other Changelings, and they take a humanoid form, their faces are similar to Odo's. This doesn't make much sense, since Odo's face looks like that because he didn't have the skill to properly imitate humanoid facial structure, and other Changelings are shown to have that skill. It seems the Changelings were made to look like Odo just so the viewer would know they are part of the same race, even though this should be totally obvious anyway, as [[ViewersAreMorons both Odo and the other Changelings explicitly state that Odo is one of them]].
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** When Odo finally meets other Changelings, and they take a humanoid form, their faces are similar to Odo's. This doesn't make much sense, since Odo's face looks like that because he didn't have the skill to properly imitate humanoid facial structure, and other Changelings are shown to have that skill. It seems the Changelings were made to look like Odo just so the viewer would know they are part of the same race, even though this should be totally obvious anyway, as [[ViewersAreMorons both Odo and the other Changelings explicitly state that Odo is one of them]].them.
17th Dec '15 11:50:47 AM HeroicJay
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* The [=LGMs=] of ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' all look identical in addition to having a HiveMind. On the flip side, one LGM called Mira "Booster" with the explanation that "you all look the same". Mira and Booster aren't even the same species; Mira is a [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Blue Skinned Space Babe]], and Booster is a large red implied-to-be-reptilian being.
17th Dec '15 8:07:25 AM PixelKnight
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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.
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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.
27th Nov '15 1:21:05 PM Morgenthaler
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* Averted in ''StarWars'' where most of the aliens given multiple member screen time are diverse. This includes suits (Twi'leks, Wookies, Iridonians, and Ewoks) and computer generated (such as Gungans and Yoda's people). An exception is the Gungan celebration at the end of Phantom Menace, we see a group of absolutely identical CG Gungans dancing in impossible lockstep. Like everything else about the Gungans, it was intended to be funny, but it totally breaks suspension of disbelief.
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* Averted in ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' where most of the aliens given multiple member screen time are diverse. This includes suits (Twi'leks, Wookies, Iridonians, and Ewoks) and computer generated (such as Gungans and Yoda's people). An exception is the Gungan celebration at the end of Phantom Menace, we see a group of absolutely identical CG Gungans dancing in impossible lockstep. Like everything else about the Gungans, it was intended to be funny, but it totally breaks suspension of disbelief.

* ''{{Cocoon}}'': Played straight with the Antareans, to such an extent that [[spoiler:Kitty can easily impersonate Phil]] in the second movie.
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* ''{{Cocoon}}'': ''Film/{{Cocoon}}'': Played straight with the Antareans, to such an extent that [[spoiler:Kitty can easily impersonate Phil]] in the second movie.

* In ''{{Everworld}}'' the [[InsectoidAliens Hetwans]] all seem to look [[HiveMind and act]] completely identical, though the human protagonists eventually realize they have BizarreSexualDimorphism (females are rarely seen). They initially hope that the Hetwans can't tell humans apart either, until they see a wanted poster for [[TokenEvilTeammate Senna]] in their capital city.
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* In ''{{Everworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'' the [[InsectoidAliens Hetwans]] all seem to look [[HiveMind and act]] completely identical, though the human protagonists eventually realize they have BizarreSexualDimorphism (females are rarely seen). They initially hope that the Hetwans can't tell humans apart either, until they see a wanted poster for [[TokenEvilTeammate Senna]] in their capital city.
15th Sep '15 5:22:13 PM MagBas
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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 or [[UnfortunateImplications vaguely disturbing]] 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 or [[UnfortunateImplications vaguely disturbing]] 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.
2nd Sep '15 11:11:14 PM TheSinful
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* [[CastOfSnowFlakes averted]] in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10839027/1/Ex-Astris-Gloria Ex Astris Gloria]]'' with regards to the [[Franchise/MassEffect Asari]]. Any Asari with a non-Asari parent will have traits from them, such as one with a Hanar parent whose fringes change color. Or one with a Krogan parent who's noted as being at least OneHeadTaller than the other Asari and built like a tank.
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