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11th Jun '17 8:19:06 PM HelloLamppost
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* Mekkans from ''ComicBook/ManTech.''
11th Jun '17 2:15:22 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' and its sequel, Asgardians and the mostly extinct Kryptonians (who are stated to have previously interbred) are the most prominent examples of this, as are the Kree - the Shi'ar and Skrulls are mentioned, but like other species like the Jotuns, they are at last humanoid. The classic Marvel explanation of 'the Celestials did it', since the entities in question make a passing appearance, likely holds true.
8th Jun '17 9:54:27 PM nombretomado
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* The Takisians of the ''WildCards'' series. In fact, that's what leads to the entire plot of the series; the Takisians note how biologically similar they are to humans, believe they must be the descendants of a "lost colony," and drop the wild card virus on Earth to test out its purpose as a biological weapon.

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* The Takisians of the ''WildCards'' ''Literature/WildCards'' series. In fact, that's what leads to the entire plot of the series; the Takisians note how biologically similar they are to humans, believe they must be the descendants of a "lost colony," and drop the wild card virus on Earth to test out its purpose as a biological weapon.
1st Jun '17 6:27:43 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' has several examples, most notably Ford and Zaphod's unnamed species from the Betelgeuse system (the latter's extra head and arm are due to surgery). The only known differences are biological incompatibility with humans and multi-centennial lifespans.

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* ''Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' has several examples, most notably Ford and Zaphod's unnamed species from the Betelgeuse system (the latter's extra head and arm are due to surgery). The only known differences are biological incompatibility with humans and multi-centennial lifespans. This resemblance is explicitly only through human eyes; when the two are with Arthur (a human) other aliens can tell right away that he's a different race and usually assume that he's their pet monkey.
25th May '17 1:04:19 PM wootzits
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* ''Film/{{Barbarella}}'': All the intelligent aliens that Barbarella meets on the uncharted Planet 16 look entirely human.
16th May '17 7:28:33 PM Akaihiryuu
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* On ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', several races look like humans, except for strange colored eyes or hair or (sometimes) skin. Which makes them all RubberForeheadAliens, but the Sebaceans look ''exactly'' like humans, despite having a considerably different biology. Eventually, this is explained: [[spoiler:In ''The Peacekeeper Wars'', we learn that the Sebaceans actually *are* humans, taken from Earth by a race of Precursors 27,000 years ago and genetically modified to a much higher [[EvolutionaryLevels level of evolution]].]] There are a few that may be additional examples or may be Sebacean offshoots, since it's either not specified or is [[Recap/FarscapeS01E06ThankGodItsFridayAgain debated in-universe]].

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* On ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', several races look like humans, except for strange colored eyes or hair or (sometimes) skin. Which makes them all RubberForeheadAliens, but the Sebaceans look ''exactly'' like humans, despite having a considerably different biology. Eventually, this is explained: [[spoiler:In ''The Peacekeeper Wars'', we learn that the Sebaceans actually *are* humans, taken from Earth by a race of Precursors the Eidelons 27,000 years ago and genetically modified to a much higher [[EvolutionaryLevels level of evolution]].evolution]] to serve as an interstellar police force.]] There are a few that may be additional examples or may be Sebacean offshoots, since it's either not specified or is [[Recap/FarscapeS01E06ThankGodItsFridayAgain debated in-universe]].
16th May '17 7:25:44 PM Akaihiryuu
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* On ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', several races look like humans, except for strange colored eyes or hair or (sometimes) skin. Which makes them all RubberForeheadAliens, but the Sebaceans look ''exactly'' like humans, despite having a considerably different biology. Eventually, this is explained: [[spoiler:In ''The Peacekeeper Wars'', we learn that the Sebaceans actually *are* humans, just genetically engineered to a much higher [[EvolutionaryLevels level of evolution]].]] There are a few that may be additional examples or may be Sebacean offshoots, since it's either not specified or is [[Recap/FarscapeS01E06ThankGodItsFridayAgain debated in-universe]].

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* On ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', several races look like humans, except for strange colored eyes or hair or (sometimes) skin. Which makes them all RubberForeheadAliens, but the Sebaceans look ''exactly'' like humans, despite having a considerably different biology. Eventually, this is explained: [[spoiler:In ''The Peacekeeper Wars'', we learn that the Sebaceans actually *are* humans, just taken from Earth by a race of Precursors 27,000 years ago and genetically engineered modified to a much higher [[EvolutionaryLevels level of evolution]].]] There are a few that may be additional examples or may be Sebacean offshoots, since it's either not specified or is [[Recap/FarscapeS01E06ThankGodItsFridayAgain debated in-universe]].
16th May '17 4:16:37 PM nombretomado
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* The natives of ''TheTwelveKingdoms'' seem almost indistinguishable from humans of Earth stock, but in fact have a [[BizarreAlienBiology bizarre life cycle]] that includes [[spoiler: being born from large fruit that grows on special trees.]]

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* The natives of ''TheTwelveKingdoms'' ''LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms'' seem almost indistinguishable from humans of Earth stock, but in fact have a [[BizarreAlienBiology bizarre life cycle]] that includes [[spoiler: being born from large fruit that grows on special trees.]]
14th May '17 9:02:36 PM nombretomado
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* The Plants in ''{{Trigun}}'' look exactly like humans, all to various degrees. The ones used as power look semi-humanoid with wings and other assorted appendages, while Vash and Knives can easily pass for human. This is because plants were made by humans. In the manga however they are [[spoiler:beings from another dimension with different laws of physics]] which is why they can generate power from seemingly nowhere. In their default state they also look something like a [[spoiler:human glued to a bunch of baby corpses, tumors, and angel wings.]]

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* The Plants in ''{{Trigun}}'' ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' look exactly like humans, all to various degrees. The ones used as power look semi-humanoid with wings and other assorted appendages, while Vash and Knives can easily pass for human. This is because plants were made by humans. In the manga however they are [[spoiler:beings from another dimension with different laws of physics]] which is why they can generate power from seemingly nowhere. In their default state they also look something like a [[spoiler:human glued to a bunch of baby corpses, tumors, and angel wings.]]
8th May '17 9:51:17 PM Golondrina
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Technically there could be another rung below this one on the [[AlienTropes Alien ladder]]: [[HumansAreWhite Caucasian Aliens]]. There are many fictional planets where the aliens not only look human, they are all Caucasian-looking. This is rife with UnfortunateImplications. The opposite situation, where the alien race is genuinely alien, but they are all African-looking, or Asian-looking, etc., is vanishingly rare (and would probably carry a ''different'' batch of UnfortunateImplications). Naturally, this varies by the location of production: Japanese science fiction has planets full of Japanese-looking aliens, Indian films have Indian-looking aliens, ''Series/DoctorWho'' depicts an entire universe full of [[AliensSpeakingEnglish people with British accents,]] and so on.

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Technically there could be another rung below this one on the [[AlienTropes Alien ladder]]: [[HumansAreWhite Caucasian White Aliens]]. There are many fictional planets where the aliens not only look human, they are all Caucasian-looking.white-looking. This is rife with UnfortunateImplications. The opposite situation, where the alien race is genuinely alien, but they are all African-looking, or Asian-looking, etc., is vanishingly rare (and would probably carry a ''different'' batch of UnfortunateImplications). Naturally, this varies by the location of production: Japanese science fiction has planets full of Japanese-looking aliens, Indian films have Indian-looking aliens, ''Series/DoctorWho'' depicts an entire universe full of [[AliensSpeakingEnglish people with British accents,]] and so on.



** Krypton dodges the Caucasian trap via "Vathlo Island", home to "a highly developed black race" of Kryptonians, first mentioned in 1971. Later depictions of Kryptonians such as the one in ''Comicbook/NewKrypton'' depicts the species as being much more diverse than their Pre-[[ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths Crisis]] counterparts.

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** Krypton dodges the Caucasian trap White Trap via "Vathlo Island", home to "a highly developed black race" of Kryptonians, first mentioned in 1971. Later depictions of Kryptonians such as the one in ''Comicbook/NewKrypton'' depicts the species as being much more diverse than their Pre-[[ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths Crisis]] counterparts.



** The Kree are divided into two races: the pink Kree, who look just like Caucasian humans, and the blue Kree, who look just like humans, save for their [[RubberForeheadAliens blue skin]].

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** The Kree are divided into two races: the pink Kree, who look just like Caucasian white humans, and the blue Kree, who look just like humans, save for their [[RubberForeheadAliens blue skin]].



** An episode of ''Next Generation,'' "Code of Honor", tried to reverse the Caucasian Aliens trap by giving us a planet where the aliens all looked human, but African. The results are generally agreed to be staggeringly racist, and to have turned a mediocre episode into one of the worst of the entire franchise.

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** An episode of ''Next Generation,'' "Code of Honor", tried to reverse the Caucasian White Aliens trap by giving us a planet where the aliens all looked human, but African. The results are generally agreed to be staggeringly racist, and to have turned a mediocre episode into one of the worst of the entire franchise.
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