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20th Feb '18 2:30:56 AM Smeagol17
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* Earth, at least compared to the other known exoplanets that could support earth-like life, has an usually deep gravity well. If we ever find any {{Human Alien}}s, we would very likely be Heavy-worlders compared to them.

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* Earth, at least compared to the other known exoplanets that could support earth-like life, has an usually unusually deep gravity well. If we ever find any {{Human Alien}}s, we would very likely be Heavy-worlders compared to them.
26th Jan '18 12:10:17 AM LinTaylor
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** The {{Elseworlds}} comic "Superman: Last Son of Earth" is built upon a total inversion of Superman's backstory; here, he's Clark Kent, a human shot into space to escape a disaster who landed on Krypton and was raised as Kal-El. Arriving back on Earth in his adulthood, he's surprised to discover that growing up in Krypton's heightened gravity has given him superhuman strength and bulletproof skin.

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** The {{Elseworlds}} comic "Superman: WhatIf story ''Superman: Last Son of Earth" is built upon a total inversion of Superman's backstory; here, he's Earth'' inverts the character's OriginStory, having Clark Kent, Kent sent away from a human shot into space to escape a disaster who landed doomed Earth and landing on Krypton and was raised as Kal-El. Arriving back on Earth in his adulthood, where he's surprised adopted by Jor-El and Lara. Jor-El has to discover put the baby in a room with controllable gravity which he gradually raises over time, and even as an adult he needs a specially designed exoskeleton to move around. Later in the story when he returns to Earth, he discovers that growing up in adapting to Krypton's heightened gravity has given him superhuman strength strength, endurance, and bulletproof skin.
31st Dec '17 1:40:25 AM Medinoc
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* A variant of this can be seen in people who grew up in places located at high latitudes. While the gravity is the same, the air is substantially thinner, meaning that people raised to breathe this air as normal often have heightened stamina when closer to sea level. This is part of the reason why mountainous East Africa (especially UsefulNotes/{{Kenya}}) is famous for its long-distance runners, and why the United States' first Olympic Training Center was established in Colorado Springs (at 6,035 feet above sea level, one of the highest-altitude major cities in the US).

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* A variant of this can be seen in people who grew up in places located at high latitudes.altitudes. While the gravity is the same, the air is substantially thinner, meaning that people raised to breathe this air as normal often have heightened stamina when closer to sea level. This is part of the reason why mountainous East Africa (especially UsefulNotes/{{Kenya}}) is famous for its long-distance runners, and why the United States' first Olympic Training Center was established in Colorado Springs (at 6,035 feet above sea level, one of the highest-altitude major cities in the US).
31st Dec '17 1:37:49 AM Medinoc
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** The most extreme is probably Thandi Palane who comes from a very high gravity world that did it's own share of genetic engineering. One character actually notes that for a non-intelligent animal the changes would probably be extreme enough for them to be considered a separate species. The book also discusses the pros and cons of her genetics. She's incredibly strong but her density is high enough that she can't swim without help and while she has great endurance she needs to eat a LOT of food and will starve much faster than most people if she doesn't get enough.

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** The most extreme is probably Thandi Palane who comes from a very high gravity world that did it's its own share of genetic engineering. One character actually notes that for a non-intelligent animal the changes would probably be extreme enough for them to be considered a separate species. The book also discusses the pros and cons of her genetics. She's incredibly strong but her density is high enough that she can't swim without help and while she has great endurance she needs to eat a LOT of food and will starve much faster than most people if she doesn't get enough.
16th Dec '17 8:06:52 AM dotchan
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* Earth, at least compared to the other known exoplanets that could support earth-like life, has an usually deep gravity well. If we ever find any {{Human Alien}}s, we would very likely be Heavy-worlders compared to them.
17th Nov '17 5:45:09 PM Vir
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** The series also gets around the whole issue of Heavyworlders logically being short by having the Saiyans be invaders who originally evolved on ''another'' planet, which presumably had gravity to closer to ours. Indeed, Planet Vegeta's original inhabitants ''were'' noticeably smaller than humans.

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** The series also gets around the whole issue of Heavyworlders logically being short by having the Saiyans be invaders who originally evolved on ''another'' planet, which presumably had gravity to closer to ours. Indeed, Planet Vegeta's original inhabitants ''were'' noticeably smaller than humans.
17th Nov '17 8:08:29 AM ChronoLegion
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* Creator/HarryHarrison's ''Literature/{{Deathworld}}'' features Pyrrus: double Earth gravity and so, so much more. The population are all {{TykeBomb}}s. Pyrrans are short and massive, for added realism.

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* Creator/HarryHarrison's ''Literature/{{Deathworld}}'' features Pyrrus: double Earth gravity and so, so much more. The population are all {{TykeBomb}}s. Pyrrans are short and massive, for added realism. Jason's LoveInterest Meta is a native Pyrrhan. He muses that, at first, her rock-hard abs were annoying him a little during sex, as he's used to less muscular women. However, after a while, he grows so used to her abs that he can't envision being with someone who doesn't have them (then again, Meta would probably kill him, if he tried to step out on her).
17th Nov '17 8:05:46 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Literature/CaptainFrenchOrTheQuestForParadise'', the people of San Brendan are unattractive by most standards thanks to living on a world with a higher gravity than Earth norm. They are short, stocky, and grey-skinned. However, after thousands of years, the San Brendan colonists who have re-settled the planet Transformation (renamed from Brunnershabn) have changed to normal-sized (and attractive) humans. Bioscrupture may have been involved. French even mentions recognizing facial features common to Slavic and Scandinavian people.
17th Nov '17 7:45:34 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/TheOrville'', Alara Kitan's race, Xelayans, come from a high gravity world. In Earth-like conditions, they can smash through concrete and make great leaps.

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* In ''Series/TheOrville'', Alara Kitan's race, Xelayans, come from a high gravity world. In Earth-like conditions, they can smash through concrete and make great leaps. Surprisingly, despite their reputation for great strength, they're a [[ProudScholarRaceGuy Proud Scholar Race]], who scoffs at military service as beneath their intellectual pursuits. Alara's parents constantly berate her for her choice of career and ask when she's going to stop this foolishness and get a proper education.
2nd Nov '17 11:37:55 AM Prometheus117
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* According to ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'''s [[AllThereInTheManual official data]], the Covenant has a few Heavyworlders in its ranks. The Sangheili/Elite homeworld Sanghelios has 1.375G, Doisac (the Jiralhanae/Brute homeworld) has 2.1G, and the Yanme'e/Drones call Palamok, with 2.2G, their home. Fittingly, all three races are quite physically strong -- Elites & Brutes can match [[SuperSoldier Spartans]] in close combat, and Drones are strong enough to lift full-grown armored human marines into the air. Additionally, Te (the Lekgolo/Hunter homeworld) has ''4''G. Appropriately, the Lekgolo are actually small wormlike creatures that live in massive colonies, and the only reason they didn't develop space travel despite their [[HiddenDepth surprisingly advanced technological civilization]] was because they couldn't overcome said high gravity.

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* According to ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'''s [[AllThereInTheManual official data]], the Covenant has a few Heavyworlders in its ranks. The Sangheili/Elite homeworld Sanghelios has 1.375G, Doisac (the Jiralhanae/Brute homeworld) has 2.1G, and the Yanme'e/Drones call Palamok, with 2.2G, their home. Fittingly, all three races are quite physically strong -- Elites & Brutes can match [[SuperSoldier Spartans]] in close combat, and Drones are strong enough to lift full-grown armored human marines into the air. Additionally, Te (the Lekgolo/Hunter homeworld) has ''4''G. Appropriately, the Lekgolo are actually small wormlike creatures that live in massive colonies, and the only reason they didn't develop space travel despite their [[HiddenDepth [[HiddenDepths surprisingly advanced technological civilization]] was because they couldn't overcome said high gravity.
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