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10th Jul '17 8:15:59 AM BeerBaron
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* The Argonians from ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' are LizardFolk with some fish-like features.

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* The Argonians from ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' are ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** In addition to their many
LizardFolk with traits, Argonians also possess some fish-like features.traits including gills which allow them to breath underwater and various forms of fin as part of their AlienHair.
** The Dreugh are an aquatic race of humanoid octopi with leathery hides and pincers on their primary "arms". For one year of their lives, Dreugh undergo a process known as "[[EvolutionPowerUp karvinasim]]," in which they emerge onto land to breed. During this period they are known as "Land Dreughs". Unlike their aquatic counterparts, the Land Dreughs show no signs of their usual intelligence and kill indiscriminately. In an [[TimeOfMyths early era of creation before linear time existed]], the Dreugh were said to have ruled the world while serving [[GodOfEvil Molag Bal]], the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Domination and Rape]]. However, that world (known as "Lyg") was destroyed and the remnants were one of the 12 worlds assembled to create Nirn during the Dawn Era as described in many Tamriellic [[CreationMyth creation myths]]. Conflicts with hunters (particularly the [[OurElvesAreBetter Dunmer]]) over thousands of years are believed to have contributed to the destruction of Dreugh civilization as well as their [[FuturePrimitive devolved intelligence]].
8th Jul '17 12:39:45 PM CG-Druid
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* In the German booklet series ''Maddrax'' there are the hydrites. They look like upright fishes, but seem to be amphibians, as they can survive on land. The hydrites live in large cities on the seabed, and are a peaceful and highly developed civilization. Pacifism is so important to them that most of their weapons are designed to stun their opponents instead of killing them. Most of them despise the humans and call them barbarians, but some of them are also friends with humans. Hydrites also have sharp teeth, which is why, despite their generally good-natured nature, they have a terrifying effect. In their past, however, they were a very brutal and belligerent species. But the reason was that they had eaten meat. When hydrites eat meat, they become vicious and aggressive, and chase their prey because it puts them in a [[EvilTastesGood pleasant intoxication]].
** Some hydrites fall in love with humans, and have common [[HalfHumanHybrid descendants with them]]. These are called mendrites. They look almost like humans, but they have clear fish characteristics.
20th May '17 9:12:33 AM MarkLungo
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* The BigBad of ''Anime/BlueSubmarineNo6'', Dr. Zorndyke, floods the earth in an attempt to wipe out humanity and replace it with his own races of genetically engineered PettingZooPeople, the most numerous of which are the aquatic varieties. Not surprisingly, all of the females are CuteMonsterGirl 's, ''especially'' the mermaids.

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* The BigBad of ''Anime/BlueSubmarineNo6'', Dr. Zorndyke, floods the earth in an attempt to wipe out humanity and replace it with his own races of genetically engineered PettingZooPeople, the most numerous of which are the aquatic varieties. Not surprisingly, all of the females are CuteMonsterGirl 's, {{Cute Monster Girl}}s, ''especially'' the mermaids.



** Some of Namor's enemies are Fish People, like Tiger Shark (or whale people in Orca's case) and most of the people from {{Atlantis}} ''almost'' count as Fish People. Namor is a mutant, however.

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** Some of Namor's enemies are Fish People, like Tiger Shark (or whale people in Orca's case) and most of the people from {{Atlantis}} ''almost'' count as Fish People. However, Namor is a mutant, however.and his appearance is too human to qualify for this trope.



* Creator/RogerCorman gave us ''Monster'', aka ''HumanoidsFromTheDeep'', about a bunch of fish people who want to come ashore and, well, knock up the local gals. Oddly enough, this is something of a running theme in fish people-related horror stories.

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* Creator/RogerCorman gave us ''Monster'', aka ''HumanoidsFromTheDeep'', ''Film/HumanoidsFromTheDeep'', about a bunch of fish people who want to come ashore and, well, knock up the local gals. Oddly enough, this is something of a running theme in fish people-related horror stories.



* UrExample: The titular character/monster in the [[Literature/TheKingInYellow Robert W. Chambers]] story "The Harbor-Master" is one of these; it's thought to have been the basis for...

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* UrExample: The titular character/monster in the [[Literature/TheKingInYellow Robert W. Chambers]] Chambers]]' 1899 story "The Harbor-Master" is one of these; it's thought to have been the basis for...
20th May '17 9:03:15 AM MarkLungo
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->''They were mostly shiny and slippery, but the ridges of their backs were scaly. Their forms vaguely suggested the anthropoid, while their heads were the heads of fish, with prodigious bulging eyes that never closed. At the sides of their necks were palpitating gills, and their long paws were webbed.''

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->''They ->''"They were mostly shiny and slippery, but the ridges of their backs were scaly. Their forms vaguely suggested the anthropoid, while their heads were the heads of fish, with prodigious bulging eyes that never closed. At the sides of their necks were palpitating gills, and their long paws were webbed.''"''



* The UrExample is probably the 1929 film version of Creator/JulesVerne's ''Literature/MysteriousIsland'', with some really UglyCute [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-b6OYnb9cnPY/Uu-XlUz5W8I/AAAAAAAAZUo/SrBg3QV_Idw/s1600/1929c.jpg undersea beings.]]

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* The UrExample for visual media is probably the 1929 film version of Creator/JulesVerne's ''Literature/MysteriousIsland'', with some really UglyCute [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-b6OYnb9cnPY/Uu-XlUz5W8I/AAAAAAAAZUo/SrBg3QV_Idw/s1600/1929c.jpg undersea beings.]]
8th May '17 10:02:00 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* The Cove area in ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'' is littered with various eldritch sea beasts and {{Giant Enemy Crab}}s.
3rd May '17 7:31:24 PM JoeMerl
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* The Nartec in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''' "The Mutation".

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* The Nartec in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''' "The Mutation".''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' has a rather odd book (#35, ''The Mutation'') where the protagonists discover an underwater race of these called the Nartec. They're not aliens, but humans who have been severely mutated over generations. They're amphibians, but they've degenerated so much that few can actually live on land for long. [[spoiler:And they kill normal humans to get new DNA and keep their species going]].
30th Apr '17 9:10:44 AM StFan
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* They appear in early on in ''WebOriginal/HundredCompanions'', seemingly charging towards the ship the mercenaries are aboard. [[spoiler: Turns out they're not so much charging as [[AlwaysABiggerFish being chased]].]]

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* They appear in early on in ''WebOriginal/HundredCompanions'', ''Literature/HundredCompanions'', seemingly charging towards the ship the mercenaries are aboard. [[spoiler: Turns out they're not so much charging as [[AlwaysABiggerFish being chased]].]]



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23rd Apr '17 6:25:30 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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[[OurMermaidsAreDifferent Merfolk]] can have a similar style, but fail the critical "has legs" check... most of the time. Since many Fish People appear somewhat reptilian, LizardFolk and ReptilesAreAbhorrent are also related tropes. Expect them to create breathtaking [[UnderwaterCity Underwater Cities]].

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[[OurMermaidsAreDifferent Merfolk]] Merfolk can have a similar style, but they usually fail the critical "has legs" check... most of check -- although the time.key word here is ''usually'', since OurMermaidsAreDifferent. Since many Fish People appear somewhat reptilian, LizardFolk and ReptilesAreAbhorrent are also related tropes. Expect them to create breathtaking [[UnderwaterCity Underwater Cities]].
22nd Apr '17 12:14:07 AM LB7979
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* In ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', Davy Jones and his damned crew steadily mutate into these over the decades of service on the Flying Dutchman. Except the disobedient, who become more coral-like, and end up fused with the ship itself.
** It's not just the disobedient. The implication is that, by the time your hundred-year contract is up, you ''will'' be part of the ship. One of the crew has the next helm growing out of his spine.
** This has more to do with Jones's bitterness towards Calypso than the ship itself, however - when [[spoiler:Will]] replaces him as captain in [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd third film]], [[spoiler: everyone on the ship [[NoOntologicalInertia spontaneously reverts to normal]]. Will then retains his humanity all the way through to his post-credits reunion with Elizabeth.]]

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* In ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', Davy Jones and his damned crew steadily mutate into these fishy (or at least, sea-based) creatures over the decades of service on the Flying Dutchman. Except the disobedient, who become more coral-like, and end up fused with the ship itself.
** It's not just the disobedient. The implication is that, by the time your hundred-year contract is up, you ''will'' be part of the ship. One of the crew
E.g. Davy Jones' beard has the next helm growing out turned into tentacles like those of his spine.
** This has more to do with Jones's bitterness towards Calypso than the ship itself, however - when [[spoiler:Will]] replaces him as captain in [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd third film]], [[spoiler: everyone on the ship [[NoOntologicalInertia spontaneously reverts to normal]]. Will then retains his humanity all the way through to his post-credits reunion with Elizabeth.]]
an octopus.
17th Apr '17 1:42:21 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Rift}}'' features Deep Ones as common [[MakingASplash Water Plane]]-aligned foes. They look part gill-man, part crustacean.

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* ''{{Rift}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Rift}}'' features Deep Ones as common [[MakingASplash Water Plane]]-aligned foes. They look part gill-man, part crustacean.
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