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20th Sep '17 9:30:55 AM zarpaulus
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** The ecosystem of ''Literature/{{Pellucidar}}'' is supposedly entirely convergent evolution from the outer surface of Earth, except without the asteroid-induced mass extinctions. Resulting in several sapient species ranging from pterosaur-descended Mahars to humans, though at least one tribe of humans are known to be descendants of Barbary corsairs who sailed through a passage at the North Pole to Pellucidar.
12th Sep '17 7:22:37 PM SymBionicFan
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* According to some UFO enthusiasts, NewAge religions and alleged contactees some RealLife alien races are human aliens like the Pleyadians, a.k.a. Nordic Aliens.

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* According to some UFO enthusiasts, NewAge religions and alleged contactees some RealLife alien races are human aliens like the Pleyadians, Pleiadians, a.k.a. Nordic Aliens.
11th Sep '17 3:04:00 AM TheJJBL
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** Asgardians are physically indistinguishable from humans, but you can usually tell when you're [[LargeHam talking to one]]. Their main difference is that Asgardians are ''far more'' durable than humans, except when Thor was de-powered. The ''other'' races, like the Jotuns and Chitauri, fall into HumanoidAliens.

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** Asgardians are physically indistinguishable from humans, but you can usually tell when you're [[LargeHam talking to one]]. Their main difference is that Asgardians are ''far more'' durable than humans, except even when Thor was de-powered.de-powered he took more damage than a regular man and was able to easily knock out several elite SHIELD agents. The ''other'' races, like the Jotuns and Chitauri, fall into HumanoidAliens.
6th Sep '17 10:02:52 AM zarpaulus
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* ''Series/PeopleOfEarth'' has the Nordics, or "White" aliens as one of the three species of the Trinity Federation along with TheGreys and Reptilian "Greens". The most notable being Don, who's played by a Swedish comedian and looks like Legolas.
3rd Sep '17 11:22:35 AM MajinAkuma
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* ''Franchise/DragonBall'':
** Barring their monkey-esque tails (which can be permanently removed), Saiyans look exactly like humans, and can even [[HalfHumanHybrid interbreed with them with ease]]. In fact, Goku didn't even ''know'' he was an alien until his brother came to Earth looking for him. Of course, the "Earth" of ''Dragon Ball'' is also inhabited by five foot tall talking foxes, dogs, cats, pigs, sea turtles... and [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight nobody ever thinks any of it is strange]].

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* ''Franchise/DragonBall'':
''Franchise/DragonBall'': The franchise in general classifies every humanoid being as humans. Some fansubs use the word "mortal" as a substitute, but it's very clear that the humans on Earth are simply called "Earthlings" by aliens and extraterritorial gods. When Gods refer aliens as "humans", they don't mean the Earth's race per se.
** Barring their monkey-esque tails (which can be permanently removed), Saiyans look exactly like humans, Earthlings, and can even [[HalfHumanHybrid interbreed with them with ease]]. In fact, Goku didn't even ''know'' he was an alien until his brother came to Earth looking for him. Of course, the "Earth" of ''Dragon Ball'' is also inhabited by five foot tall talking foxes, dogs, cats, pigs, sea turtles... and [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight nobody ever thinks any of it is strange]].



** [[QuirkyMiniBossSquad Ginyu Force]] member Recoome, who looks almost exactly like a human, unlike the rest of his team. A filler arc also had some that were fleeing from a world attacked by Frieza.
** Some of Freeza's {{Mook}}s look human, as well.

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** [[QuirkyMiniBossSquad Ginyu Force]] member Recoome, who looks almost exactly like a human, an Earthling, unlike the rest of his team. A filler arc also had some that were fleeing from a world attacked by Frieza.
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** Some of Freeza's {{Mook}}s look human, like Earthlings as well.
29th Aug '17 2:12:32 AM PaulA
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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. For example, the Cetians are hairier, the Athsheans are green (fairy green, not Martian green) and diminutive, and the Gethenians are completely genderless except for a period each month when they develop male and female sexual organs to mate.

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* In Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's series the Hainish Cycle, Literature/{{Hainish}} series, 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. For example, the Cetians are hairier, the Athsheans are green (fairy green, not Martian green) and diminutive, and the Gethenians are completely genderless except for a period each month when they develop male and female sexual organs to mate.
30th Jul '17 11:08:44 AM nombretomado
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In-story, this occasionally leads to a {{handwav|e}}ing story about how all the races have some common ancestor. Other times, it gets {{justified|Trope}} by using a TransplantedHumans story. Out-of-story, this is often explained by the fact that there are remarkably few non-humanoids in the Screen Actors' Guild or Creator/{{Equity}}, and by the fact that believable-looking, wildly-different-in-appearance aliens are incompatible with low budgets. Other explanations include the idea that a humanoid form is the natural result of any evolutionary path (HumansAreSpecial [[XMeetsY on]] EvolutionaryLevels). Recent research may hint at this being true to some extent; many species seem to be engineered by evolution for maximum fuel efficiency. The bipedal human body has remarkable agility and stamina for its size, though there are some notable flaws like weak joints and a narrow birth canal. Our impressive cognitive abilities and incredibly complex social structure evolved to counter these. There's also a real phenomenon known as "Convergent Evolution" whereby species that originated in different areas eventually develop into things that look similar because it's a useful form.

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In-story, this occasionally leads to a {{handwav|e}}ing story about how all the races have some common ancestor. Other times, it gets {{justified|Trope}} by using a TransplantedHumans story. Out-of-story, this is often explained by the fact that there are remarkably few non-humanoids in the Screen Actors' Guild or Creator/{{Equity}}, and by the fact that believable-looking, wildly-different-in-appearance aliens are incompatible with low budgets. Other explanations include the idea that a humanoid form is the natural result of any evolutionary path (HumansAreSpecial [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY on]] EvolutionaryLevels). Recent research may hint at this being true to some extent; many species seem to be engineered by evolution for maximum fuel efficiency. The bipedal human body has remarkable agility and stamina for its size, though there are some notable flaws like weak joints and a narrow birth canal. Our impressive cognitive abilities and incredibly complex social structure evolved to counter these. There's also a real phenomenon known as "Convergent Evolution" whereby species that originated in different areas eventually develop into things that look similar because it's a useful form.
20th Jul '17 4:26:30 PM Sharlee
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** Played with on the spin-off series ''Series/{{Class}}'', in which Rhodian Charlie and Ms. Quill the Quill both look entirely human, as do other Rhodians seen in flashbacks. It's strongly hinted that both visiting aliens' appearance is actually something else entirely, and the "flashbacks" are merely how Charlie's human friends, who don't know his race's true appearance, ''imagine'' the past events he's recounting.

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** Played with on the spin-off series ''Series/{{Class}}'', in which Rhodian Charlie and Ms. Quill the Quill both look entirely human, as do other Rhodians seen in flashbacks. It's strongly hinted that both visiting refugee aliens' appearance is actually something else entirely, and the "flashbacks" are merely how Charlie's human friends, who don't know his race's true appearance, ''imagine'' the past events he's recounting.
20th Jul '17 4:23:47 PM Sharlee
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** Played with on the spin-off series ''Series/{{Class}}'', in which Rhodian Charlie and Ms. Quill the Quill both look entirely human, as do other Rhodians seen in flashbacks. It's strongly hinted that both visiting aliens' appearance is actually something else entirely, and the "flashbacks" are merely how Charlie's human friends, who don't know his race's true appearance, ''imagine'' the past events he's recounting.
12th Jul '17 6:20:10 AM Julia1984
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* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' contains a planet called Mertz occupied by superpowered ''Homo sapiens''. However, since Earth in this universe is occupied only by anthropomorphic animals, a visitor from that planet strikes Darkwing as a "bizarre-looking alien monstrosity."
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