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8th Feb '16 11:13:58 AM TheNerevarine
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* ''ComicBook/WarlordOfMars'' has the Green Martians, who are exceptionally tall, have six-limbs and tusked mouths. They are easily the most inhuman of all other sentient people in Barsoom, who [[RubberForeheadAliens look just like humans with exotic skin colors]]. Justified by the fact that the Green People were the end result of crossbreeding between [[KillerSpaceMonkey white apes]], [[SuperPersistentPredator apts]] and [[HumanAliens Red Martians]].
28th Jan '16 9:36:47 PM Knight20
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* Tons of aliens in the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise such as the Klingons.
28th Jan '16 9:34:01 PM Knight20
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* Pretty much every alien in the upcoming ''Film/RatchetAndClank'' will be this.
28th Jan '16 9:30:16 PM Knight20
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* The aliens in ''Film/WhamBamThnakYouSpaceman''
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* The aliens in ''Film/WhamBamThnakYouSpaceman''''Film/WhamBamThankYouSpaceman''
28th Jan '16 9:20:18 PM Knight20
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* Cryto from ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans'' is a good example.
17th Jan '16 4:41:23 PM nombretomado
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* ''StarControl'' has the [[TheGreys Arilou Lalee'lay]] and the Shofixti (upright-walking marsupials). A few others are added in the third game.
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* ''StarControl'' ''VideoGame/StarControl'' has the [[TheGreys Arilou Lalee'lay]] and the Shofixti (upright-walking marsupials). A few others are added in the third game.
14th Dec '15 12:41:26 PM VVK
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Like HumanAliens and RubberForeheadAliens, the prevalence of this trope -- in live-action TV in particular, though also in movies and comics and other primarily visual media -- tends to have a lot to do with the need to create something that human actors can comfortably portray, that human artists can conveniently and quickly draw, and that human viewers/readers can intuitively empathize with (and they tend to stay farther away from the UncannyValley than more human-looking aliens, and are thus less frightening). Anyone defending the trope as not entirely unrealistic could appeal to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convergent_evolution convergent evolution]], though it might be a bit of a stretch to expect humanoids even so. Of course, we don't know any actual aliens that we could use as a basis for comparison for what's realistic.
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Like HumanAliens and RubberForeheadAliens, the prevalence of this trope -- in live-action TV in particular, though also in movies and comics and other primarily visual media -- tends to have a lot to do with the need to create something that human actors can comfortably portray, that human artists can conveniently and quickly draw, and that human viewers/readers can intuitively empathize with (and they tend to stay farther away from the UncannyValley than more human-looking aliens, and are thus less frightening). Anyone defending the trope as not entirely unrealistic could appeal to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convergent_evolution convergent evolution]], evolution]] -- the idea that similar environments facilitate similar patterns of isomorphic development in different species -- though it might be a bit of a stretch to expect humanoids even so. Of course, we don't know any actual aliens that we could use as a basis for comparison for what's realistic.
14th Dec '15 12:40:11 PM VVK
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Like HumanAliens and RubberForeheadAliens, the prevalence of this trope -- in live-action TV in particular, though also in movies and comics and other primarily visual media -- tends to have a lot to do with the need to create something that human actors can comfortably portray, that human artists can conveniently and quickly draw, and that human viewers/readers can intuitively empathize with (and they tend to stay farther away from the UncannyValley than more human-looking aliens, and are thus less frightening). Anyone defending the trope as not entirely unrealistic could appeal to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convergent_evolution convergent evolution]], though it might be a bit of a stretch to expect humanoids even so. Of course, we don't have any actual aliens for comparison.
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Like HumanAliens and RubberForeheadAliens, the prevalence of this trope -- in live-action TV in particular, though also in movies and comics and other primarily visual media -- tends to have a lot to do with the need to create something that human actors can comfortably portray, that human artists can conveniently and quickly draw, and that human viewers/readers can intuitively empathize with (and they tend to stay farther away from the UncannyValley than more human-looking aliens, and are thus less frightening). Anyone defending the trope as not entirely unrealistic could appeal to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convergent_evolution convergent evolution]], though it might be a bit of a stretch to expect humanoids even so. Of course, we don't have know any actual aliens that we could use as a basis for comparison. comparison for what's realistic.
14th Dec '15 12:39:10 PM VVK
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Aliens can't descend from rodents or any other Earth groups. They can't be related in descent. (Unless there's some plot about species moving from one planet to another.)
Like HumanAliens and RubberForeheadAliens, the prevalence of this trope -- in live-action TV in particular, though also in movies and comics and other primarily visual media -- tends to have a lot to do with the need to create something that human actors can comfortably portray, that human artists can conveniently and quickly draw, and that human viewers/readers can intuitively empathize with (and they tend to stay farther away from the UncannyValley than more human-looking aliens, and are thus less frightening). However, theories of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convergent_evolution convergent evolution]] (the idea that similar environments facilitate similar patterns of isomorphic development in different species) may make this more of a JustifiedTrope, at least so far as creating believable situations of dramatic interaction. Given that we've only seen a grand total of one planet with a biosphere and intelligent life, we have no way of knowing how [[RealityIsUnrealistic realistic or unrealistic]] this trope is. That having been said, if we assume that Earth's evolutionary laws apply equally in all parts of the universe (which is, of course, not a sure thing), it is reasonable to suppose that these aliens would most likely be descended from euarchontoglirids: primates, lagomorphs (rabbits and pikas) and rodents, which are the closest mammalian relatives of humans.
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Like HumanAliens and RubberForeheadAliens, the prevalence of this trope -- in live-action TV in particular, though also in movies and comics and other primarily visual media -- tends to have a lot to do with the need to create something that human actors can comfortably portray, that human artists can conveniently and quickly draw, and that human viewers/readers can intuitively empathize with (and they tend to stay farther away from the UncannyValley than more human-looking aliens, and are thus less frightening). However, theories of [[http://en.Anyone defending the trope as not entirely unrealistic could appeal to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convergent_evolution convergent evolution]] (the idea that similar environments facilitate similar patterns of isomorphic development in different species) may make this more evolution]], though it might be a bit of a JustifiedTrope, at least so far as creating believable situations of dramatic interaction. Given that we've only seen a grand total of one planet with a biosphere and intelligent life, we have no way of knowing how [[RealityIsUnrealistic realistic or unrealistic]] this trope is. That having been said, if we assume that Earth's evolutionary laws apply equally in all parts of the universe (which is, of stretch to expect humanoids even so. Of course, not a sure thing), it is reasonable to suppose that these we don't have any actual aliens would most likely be descended from euarchontoglirids: primates, lagomorphs (rabbits and pikas) and rodents, which are the closest mammalian relatives of humans. for comparison.
26th Nov '15 1:40:16 AM NozzDogg
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* Every playable alien species in the ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' solar system bar the Metisians is a humanoid alien; from the apelike Venusians, the various castes of Mars and the plant-based Ganymedians
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