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27th Jan '16 4:14:23 PM Adept
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* An extreme case of this is the Gems from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Aside from skin, hair, and body colors [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation based on their namesake jewel]] and a gemstone sticking out of part of their body, they would look perfectly human, with [[RaymanianLimbs only]] [[{{Cyclops}} a few]] having more nonhuman features. However, the only real part of their body is their [[HeartDrive Gem]]- every other part of them is simply a HardLight hologram created for the sake of interacting and walking around. They don't physically age, can [[FusionDance mix their projected forms together with other members of their species]], and don't need to eat, breathe, or sleep. Temperature also fails to affect them outside of extremes- and even then, certain individuals can ''swim in lava''. Also played with, as their human forms are so realistic as to include organs that they don't actually need.
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* An extreme case of this is the Gems from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Aside from skin, hair, and body colors [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation based on their namesake jewel]] and a gemstone sticking out of part of their body, they would look perfectly human, with [[RaymanianLimbs [[FloatingLimbs only]] [[{{Cyclops}} a few]] having more nonhuman features. However, the only real part of their body is their [[HeartDrive Gem]]- every other part of them is simply a HardLight hologram created for the sake of interacting and walking around. They don't physically age, can [[FusionDance mix their projected forms together with other members of their species]], and don't need to eat, breathe, or sleep. Temperature also fails to affect them outside of extremes- and even then, certain individuals can ''swim in lava''. Also played with, as their human forms are so realistic as to include organs that they don't actually need.
23rd Jan '16 1:15:49 AM Chabal2
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* ''{{Literature/Everworld}}'': The heroes get to see a satyr chopped in half. Nothing drops out, and his body is basically described as containing vague shapes instead of actual guts. The satyr himself doesn't seem too offput by the experience, he's last heard complaining that all the wine is just falling out of him, while the lower half follows the heroes and is eventually bartered for entry into the fairy's stronghold.
17th Jan '16 8:00:52 PM nombretomado
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* The StarfleetCorpsOfEngineers stories do this while fleshing out the Ardanans, who were established in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' as looking just like humans (as did many of the series' aliens). The SCE stories describe the Ardanan brain and demonstrate that its structure and chemistry is very different from that of humans; this becomes a plot point. ** Another StarTrekNovelVerse story, Literature/ASingularDestiny, mentions that Zaldans (who look human other than their webbed hands) have a different internal layout.
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* The StarfleetCorpsOfEngineers ''Literature/StarfleetCorpsOfEngineers'' stories do this while fleshing out the Ardanans, who were established in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' as looking just like humans (as did many of the series' aliens). The SCE stories describe the Ardanan brain and demonstrate that its structure and chemistry is very different from that of humans; this becomes a plot point. ** Another StarTrekNovelVerse Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse story, Literature/ASingularDestiny, ''Literature/ASingularDestiny'', mentions that Zaldans (who look human other than their webbed hands) have a different internal layout.
17th Jan '16 6:21:21 PM nombretomado
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* S.L. Viehl's ''StarDoc'' series thrives on this. Just to give a relatively tame example: Jorenians (large, [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe attractive, blue-skinned humanoids]] who can actually [[HalfHumanHybrid interbreed with humans]]) have [[AlienBlood green blood]], twelve-chambered hearts, retractable claws, compartmentalized stomachs, and an unusually large and complex spleen (which is a vital organ to the species).
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* S.L. Viehl's ''StarDoc'' ''Literature/{{Stardoc}}'' series thrives on this. Just to give a relatively tame example: Jorenians (large, [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe attractive, blue-skinned humanoids]] who can actually [[HalfHumanHybrid interbreed with humans]]) have [[AlienBlood green blood]], twelve-chambered hearts, retractable claws, compartmentalized stomachs, and an unusually large and complex spleen (which is a vital organ to the species).
26th Dec '15 8:44:04 PM jormis29
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* The inhabitants of the world of ''{{Simoun}}'' are otherwise indistinguishable from Earth humans, except that they're all born the same sex, develop feminine bodies when they reach adolescence and choose a sex at age 17 by wading through a particular spring. Reaching such a state through evolution is extremely unlikely, but this is a fantasy/steam-punk series that needs a justification for making all the main characters SchoolgirlLesbians.
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* The inhabitants of the world of ''{{Simoun}}'' ''Anime/{{Simoun}}'' are otherwise indistinguishable from Earth humans, except that they're all born the same sex, develop feminine bodies when they reach adolescence and choose a sex at age 17 by wading through a particular spring. Reaching such a state through evolution is extremely unlikely, but this is a fantasy/steam-punk series that needs a justification for making all the main characters SchoolgirlLesbians.
12th Dec '15 5:32:28 PM nombretomado
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** A bit of bizarre alien psychology: Thakwaash, a horseheaded species of humanoids, easily and healthily form multiple personalities, to the point where they are "We" and not "I." Runt from the ''XWingSeries'' washed out into Wraith Squadron because his incoherent, borderline suicidal "pilot mind" wouldn't obey orders and in simulators tended to get killed.
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** A bit of bizarre alien psychology: Thakwaash, a horseheaded species of humanoids, easily and healthily form multiple personalities, to the point where they are "We" and not "I." Runt from the ''XWingSeries'' ''Literature/XWingSeries'' washed out into Wraith Squadron because his incoherent, borderline suicidal "pilot mind" wouldn't obey orders and in simulators tended to get killed.
7th Dec '15 3:19:36 AM Mr.Bubbles
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* The [[OurHomunculiAreDifferent Homunculi]] in the manga and 2009 anime of ''{{Manga/Fullmetal Alchemist}}''. They look human, possess skeletons and muscle systems, but they have no internal organs. Instead, they all have a Philosopher's Stone at their core. This gives them the power to [[HealingFactor heal]] from even [[FromASingleCell small pieces of body tissue]] as long as they have souls to draw power from. Many of them have been alive for centuries. Each Homunculus also [[AbsurdlySharpClaws has]] [[ExtremeOmnivore a]] [[{{Shapeshifter}} uni]][[UnlimitedWardrobe que]] [[MadeOfDiamond power]] [[SuperSpeed of]] [[MagicalEye their]] [[CastingAShadow own]]. They're all recognizable by the Ouroboros tattoos they each have somewhere on their body.
1st Dec '15 3:53:15 AM Mr.Bubbles
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** Kaleds themselves looked like dark-haired, dark-eyed humans on the outside. However, they had fewer ribs than humans in a more widely spaced ribcage, greenish copper-based blood, purple body tissue, thick lungs, and grey cardiac muscle.
27th Nov '15 1:23:18 PM Morgenthaler
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* There is only one known alien race in ''Series/TimeTrax'', and they are shown and mentioned in only one episode. The Procardians appear to be your usual HumanAliens without any extenal differences, but have a number of biological oddities about them. They can glow and levitate like the aliens in ''{{Cocoon}}''. Their voices sound ''very'' odd to the point where their vocal cords are incapable of producing human speech (and vice versa), although one attempts to say "Thank you" at one point and it sounds a little HelenKeller. They age in stages, meaning they can look exactly the same for several years before metamorphosing into an older equivalent. Since the change is so sudden, it can be difficult to recognize the same Procardian after one such change. Another bizarre feature is their equivalent to our fight-or-flight response to threat. They raise their arms in a combat-like stance, which fires an energy bolt at the threat. The effect of the bolt (on human, at least) is a coma-like state, which can be "cured" with shock therapy. This reaction is instinctive, as they have no adrenalin. Oh yeah, they also don't wear clothes.
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* There is only one known alien race in ''Series/TimeTrax'', and they are shown and mentioned in only one episode. The Procardians appear to be your usual HumanAliens without any extenal differences, but have a number of biological oddities about them. They can glow and levitate like the aliens in ''{{Cocoon}}''.''Film/{{Cocoon}}''. Their voices sound ''very'' odd to the point where their vocal cords are incapable of producing human speech (and vice versa), although one attempts to say "Thank you" at one point and it sounds a little HelenKeller. They age in stages, meaning they can look exactly the same for several years before metamorphosing into an older equivalent. Since the change is so sudden, it can be difficult to recognize the same Procardian after one such change. Another bizarre feature is their equivalent to our fight-or-flight response to threat. They raise their arms in a combat-like stance, which fires an energy bolt at the threat. The effect of the bolt (on human, at least) is a coma-like state, which can be "cured" with shock therapy. This reaction is instinctive, as they have no adrenalin. Oh yeah, they also don't wear clothes.
21st Aug '15 3:29:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TheAlienSeries'', Alpha Centaurion may look human, but their internal organs are radically different. For one thing, they have two hearts.
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* In ''TheAlienSeries'', ''Literature/TheAlienSeries'', Alpha Centaurion may look human, but their internal organs are radically different. For one thing, they have two hearts.
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