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14th May '17 5:04:09 AM MarqFJA
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Often results in HumanSubspecies, {{Heavyworlder}} and {{Lightworlder}} are specific subtropes adapted to differing gravities.

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Often When humans are the ones subjected to the trope, it often results in HumanSubspecies, HumanSubspecies and/or TranshumanAliens. {{Heavyworlder}} and {{Lightworlder}} are specific subtropes adapted to differing gravities.
10th Apr '17 4:22:38 PM nombretomado
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* In one SergeyLukyanenko short story the protagonist, who possesses the ability to automatically adapt to anything pefrectly, is hired to deal with a dangerous predator on a distant planet. Gradually adapting to the DeathWorld in question he understands that the dangerous predator in question could not possibly hunt humans for fun as described, as he actually became exactly like him, physically and mentally. When the two finally meet, they start playing as cats do... which gives the colonists a perfect opportunity to kill both with a single rocket, since both aren't technically human and they don't have to pay him this way. [[spoiler:He survives, and briefly mentions before leaving that ''they'' are the ones who are not human.]]

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* In one SergeyLukyanenko Creator/SergeyLukyanenko short story the protagonist, who possesses the ability to automatically adapt to anything pefrectly, is hired to deal with a dangerous predator on a distant planet. Gradually adapting to the DeathWorld in question he understands that the dangerous predator in question could not possibly hunt humans for fun as described, as he actually became exactly like him, physically and mentally. When the two finally meet, they start playing as cats do... which gives the colonists a perfect opportunity to kill both with a single rocket, since both aren't technically human and they don't have to pay him this way. [[spoiler:He survives, and briefly mentions before leaving that ''they'' are the ones who are not human.]]
31st Mar '17 3:15:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''OrionsArm'': Most [[HumanSubspecies "Tweaks"]] are meant for extreme environments ranging from underwater to space.

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* ''OrionsArm'': ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'': Most [[HumanSubspecies "Tweaks"]] are meant for extreme environments ranging from underwater to space.
4th Mar '17 2:03:05 PM nombretomado
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* {{Marvel|Comics}}'s 1970's ''Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' series. Lead by Vance Astro, the secondary members of the team were former humans bio-engineered to survive the harsh conditions of the other planets of the Solar System. http://www.newsarama.com/comics/080606-FBGuardiansGalaxyv1.html

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\n* {{Marvel|Comics}}'s Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}}'s 1970's ''Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' series. Lead by Vance Astro, the secondary members of the team were former humans bio-engineered to survive the harsh conditions of the other planets of the Solar System. http://www.newsarama.com/comics/080606-FBGuardiansGalaxyv1.html
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26th Jan '17 7:54:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Zerg of ''StarCraft'' acquire new mutations similarly to the Tyranids. Half the "evolution missions" in ''VideoGame/StarcraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm'' involve strains that evolved from exposure to hostile environments (up to and including [[NuclearNasty nuclear missiles]]) and the other half involve killing and consuming creatures with useful genes.

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* The Zerg of ''StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' acquire new mutations similarly to the Tyranids. Half the "evolution missions" in ''VideoGame/StarcraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm'' involve strains that evolved from exposure to hostile environments (up to and including [[NuclearNasty nuclear missiles]]) and the other half involve killing and consuming creatures with useful genes.
5th Nov '16 2:26:55 PM Xtifr
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Often results in HumanSubspecies, HeavyWorlder is a specific subtrope adapted to differing gravities.

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Often results in HumanSubspecies, HeavyWorlder is a {{Heavyworlder}} and {{Lightworlder}} are specific subtrope subtropes adapted to differing gravities.
27th Aug '16 7:53:31 AM erforce
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* {{Marvel|Comics}}'s 1970's ''{{Guardians of the Galaxy}}'' series. Lead by Vance Astro, the secondary members of the team were former humans bio-engineered to survive the harsh conditions of the other planets of the Solar System. http://www.newsarama.com/comics/080606-FBGuardiansGalaxyv1.html

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* {{Marvel|Comics}}'s 1970's ''{{Guardians of the Galaxy}}'' ''Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' series. Lead by Vance Astro, the secondary members of the team were former humans bio-engineered to survive the harsh conditions of the other planets of the Solar System. http://www.newsarama.com/comics/080606-FBGuardiansGalaxyv1.html
18th Aug '16 9:17:28 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/TheVorkosiganSaga'' gives us the "Quaddies"; humans genetically engineered for life in microgravity, the most drastic and visible alteration being a pair of extra arms where a baseline human's legs would be. They were created as an outright SlaveRace, and ended up having to flee Earth en masse when ArtificialGravity made them redundant, and by the time of their first chronological appearance they've built themselves a thriving civilisation.

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* ''Literature/TheVorkosiganSaga'' The ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' gives us the "Quaddies"; humans genetically engineered for life in microgravity, the most drastic and visible alteration being a pair of extra arms where a baseline human's legs would be. They were created as an outright SlaveRace, and ended up having to flee Earth en masse when ArtificialGravity made them redundant, and by the time of their first chronological appearance the main series they've built themselves a thriving civilisation.
26th Jul '16 1:52:21 PM Moopsball
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* In ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'', colonies following the Harmony affinity will adapt themselves to the planet via genetic adaptations taken from the native wildlife, to the point that the normally toxic and corrosive miasma will heal their units like it does the alien life.
16th May '16 7:03:27 PM zarpaulus
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Often results in HumanSubspecies, HeavyWorlder is a specific subtrope adapted to differing gravities.



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* In ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' there are several subspecies of human genetically engineered for different planets, including heavyworlders like Dylan's mother, Castalians with gills, Inari adapted to volcanic planets, and Nietzscheans who were designed as generalists that were even more adaptable than baseline humans.
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* In ''TranshumanSpace'', Mars is terraformed, but not to the extent that normal humans can cope with the conditions. Most of the population still live in pressure-domes, but a sizable minority have been "bio-modded" to fit the environment. In addition a large minority of the Rust China population are [[ArtificialHuman bioroids]] genetically engineered for Mars.
* Similarly ''EclipsePhase'' has "Rusters" adapted to semi-terraformed Mars, as well as "Hazers" that can take the extreme cold of Titan slightly better and "Dvergar" {{Heavy Worlder}}s for a few exoplanets with high gravity.

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* In ''TranshumanSpace'', ''TabletopGame/TranshumanSpace'', Mars is terraformed, but not to the extent that normal humans can cope with the conditions. Most of the population still live in pressure-domes, but a sizable minority have been "bio-modded" to fit the environment. In addition a large minority of the Rust China population are [[ArtificialHuman bioroids]] genetically engineered for Mars.
* Similarly ''EclipsePhase'' ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' has "Rusters" adapted to semi-terraformed Mars, as well as "Hazers" that can take the extreme cold of Titan slightly better and "Dvergar" {{Heavy Worlder}}s for a few exoplanets with high gravity.




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* ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'' has several technologies that modify your colonists to reduce the "hazard ratings" of planets, making them easier to colonize.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' the Gene Tailoring tech allows you to modify the traits of species in your empire, including changing their environmental preferences on certain planets. Though it may sometimes be easier to uplift species that evolved on planets with that environment.
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