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27th Nov '16 2:10:25 PM nombretomado
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** Jadis in the {{Narnia}} series may also qualify, as {{God}} in this series has created nearly identical animals on other worlds. This also results in such things as Bear Aliens and Mouse Aliens. On the other hand, Jadis may be descended from TransplantedHumans, like the Narnians.
*** The beavers in ''The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe'' claim she was descended from Lilith, which just raises further questions. Of course, they aren't exactly experts on Jewish apocrypha.
*** Specifically, she is claimed to be descended from the Djinn on one side of her family, and the Giants on the other, and to have no human blood at all. One of the themes in the books is that being that look like humans but aren't are, invariably, wrong in ways that make them inimical to humans. This probably is not her true heritage so much as {{malicious slander}} but Jadis claims to be an Earth human, which is equally untrue.

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** * Jadis in the {{Narnia}} series may also qualify, as from ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' has a few different interpretations, InUniverse:
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{{God}} in this series has created nearly identical animals on other worlds. This also results in such things as Bear Aliens and Mouse Aliens. On the other hand, Jadis may be descended from TransplantedHumans, like the Narnians.
*** ** The beavers in ''The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe'' ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'' claim she was descended from Lilith, which just raises further questions. Of course, they aren't exactly experts on Jewish apocrypha.
*** Specifically, ** There is lastly the claim that she is claimed to be descended from the Djinn on one side of her family, and the Giants on the other, and to have no human blood at all. One of the themes in the books is that being that look like humans but aren't are, invariably, wrong in ways that make them inimical to humans. This probably is not her true heritage so much as {{malicious slander}} MaliciousSlander but Jadis claims to be an Earth human, which is equally untrue.
3rd Nov '16 9:55:12 PM nombretomado
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* In Alan Dean Foster's HumanxCommonwealth novels, we meet the Pitar, a race that by chance resembles beautiful, perfect humans (albeit with some slightly odd hair and eye colors in the mix).

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* In Alan Dean Foster's HumanxCommonwealth Literature/HumanxCommonwealth novels, we meet the Pitar, a race that by chance resembles beautiful, perfect humans (albeit with some slightly odd hair and eye colors in the mix).
30th Oct '16 5:17:00 PM Hobbie
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*** There's a few other variations that aren't noticeable at first glance, such as their hair remaining the same from the day they are born to the day they die ([[Anime/DragonballSuper except for beards]] [[WebOriginal/DragonballAbridged and moo-staches]]), and the fact that they remain in their physical prime until at least eighty.
29th Oct '16 2:59:01 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' did this more times than can be counted. The most famous examples are, of course, the Doctor himself and the other Time Lords. Their most noticeable physiological differences (two hearts, 60-degree Fahrenheit body temperature, a far more complex brain structure, a respiratory bypass system, "symbiotic nuclei" in their cellular structure, and whatever organs or systems are responsible for their ability to regenerate) were effectively invisible to the television viewer.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' did this more times than can be counted. The most famous examples are, of course, the Doctor himself and the other Time Lords. Their most noticeable physiological differences (two hearts, 60-degree Fahrenheit body temperature, a far more complex brain structure, a respiratory bypass system, "symbiotic nuclei" in their cellular structure, and whatever organs or systems are responsible for their ability to regenerate) were effectively invisible to the television viewer. Whether these are universal racial traits for Gallifreyans or only possessed by the ruling class of full Time Lords (as well as whether that's a real distinction) varies DependingOnTheWriter.
29th Oct '16 6:20:53 AM Ramona122003
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** Likewise, [[ComicBook/{{Hawkman}} Thanagarians]] and humans look exactly alike, though in [[TheDCAU the DC Animated Universe]] Thanagarians like Hawkgirl are significantly stronger and tougher than humans.
*** And have natural wings, which the comic versions never had before that point.

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** Likewise, [[ComicBook/{{Hawkman}} Thanagarians]] and humans look exactly alike, though in [[TheDCAU the DC Animated Universe]] Thanagarians like Hawkgirl are significantly stronger and tougher than humans.
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humans. And have natural wings, which the comic versions never had before that point.
25th Oct '16 2:58:13 AM Tron80
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*** One Superman/Flash story has the duo facing a mysterious alien race that apparently seeded both Earth and Krypton with life, at around the same time, serving as a possible explanation for this trope.
*** It is mentioned that Jor-El chooses Earth ''because'' humans looks exactly like Kryptonians, so Kal-El could live among them without detection.

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*** ** One Superman/Flash story has the duo facing a mysterious alien race that apparently seeded both Earth and Krypton with life, at around the same time, serving as a possible explanation for this trope.
*** ** It is mentioned that Jor-El chooses Earth ''because'' humans looks exactly like Kryptonians, so Kal-El could live among them without detection.


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** Double subversion in ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore''. Supergirl tells her cousin they look like Earth people because they were actually born in Earth, not Krypton. However [[spoiler:it turns out that she was being coerced into lying to him about their origins]].
25th Oct '16 2:12:15 AM Fireblood
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** Due to budget constraints, any non-MonsterOfTheWeek and non-RubberForeheadAlien would likely be one of these. The Kingons (before they were turned into RubberForeheadAliens) looked like rather swarthy humans with upswept eyebrows, the Halkans looked like humans with blue dots on their foreheads, the Organians spent most of their time in a totally humanoid form despite being [[EnergyBeing made of pure energy]], and all alien cultures that bore a suspicious resemblance to periods of Earth history had aliens that bore a suspicious resemblance to humans from that period of history.

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** Due to budget constraints, any non-MonsterOfTheWeek and non-RubberForeheadAlien would likely be one of these. The Kingons Klingons (before they were turned into RubberForeheadAliens) looked like rather swarthy humans with upswept eyebrows, the Halkans looked like humans with blue dots on their foreheads, the Organians spent most of their time in a totally humanoid form despite being [[EnergyBeing made of pure energy]], and all alien cultures that bore a suspicious resemblance to periods of Earth history had aliens that bore a suspicious resemblance to humans from that period of history.



*** Perhaps in keeping with this, the Klingons in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' look even more distinct than before.



* Some conspiracy theorists believe that an alien/extradimensional evil race called the Reptilians take human appeareance.

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* Some conspiracy theorists believe that an alien/extradimensional evil race called the Reptilians take human appeareance.appearance.
24th Oct '16 9:28:05 PM nombretomado
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*** Before this, the LiteraryAgentHypothesis was GeneRoddenberry's official explanation: All the aliens don't look human, there just wasn't the budget to make everyone look the way they do in his head. (You'll notice for a Klingon to pose as a human it took ''surgical alteration'' and not just a haircut. This is apparently why.)

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*** Before this, the LiteraryAgentHypothesis was GeneRoddenberry's Creator/GeneRoddenberry's official explanation: All the aliens don't look human, there just wasn't the budget to make everyone look the way they do in his head. (You'll notice for a Klingon to pose as a human it took ''surgical alteration'' and not just a haircut. This is apparently why.)
22nd Oct '16 12:56:30 PM Theriocephalus
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* In Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's series the Hainish Cycle, this is because all the humanoid races are from planets colonized by the titular Hainish. Including Earth humans. Despite a common ancestry, they don't all look like us. The Cetians are hairier, for example, and the Athsheans are green (fairy green, not Martian green) and diminutive.

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* In Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's series the Hainish Cycle, this is because all the humanoid races are from planets colonized by the titular Hainish. Including Earth humans. Despite a common ancestry, they don't all look like us. The For example, the Cetians are hairier, for example, and the Athsheans are green (fairy green, not Martian green) and diminutive.diminutive, and the Gethenians are completely genderless except for a period each month when they develop male and female sexual organs to mate.
21st Oct '16 12:54:59 PM Prfnoff
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* The people of Queen Earth don't consider themselves human in ''Manga/NurseAmgelRirikaSOS'' but for all appearances are near identical to humans. The main differences seem to be their unusual powers and [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair equally unusual hair colors]].

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* The people of Queen Earth don't consider themselves human in ''Manga/NurseAmgelRirikaSOS'' ''Manga/NurseAngelRirikaSOS'' but for all appearances are near identical to humans. The main differences seem to be their unusual powers and [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair equally unusual hair colors]].
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