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12th Aug '16 8:01:11 PM nombretomado
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* The Iskai from ''{{Albion}}'' are tall, fast-moving and nimble but frail mammalian humanoids with faces that resemble those of great cats, mostly short hair all over their bodies, tails that can be used to manipulate objects and use weapons, four nipples, a somewhat telepathic forehead organ called a Trii, cat-like feet and on them claws that unlike Earth vertebrate claws are bony and presumably part of their skeletons. They're basically as different as humanoids could be from humans while still unintentionally appearing to be related to them, although those claws would be a little puzzling if they really were.

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* The Iskai from ''{{Albion}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Albion}}'' are tall, fast-moving and nimble but frail mammalian humanoids with faces that resemble those of great cats, mostly short hair all over their bodies, tails that can be used to manipulate objects and use weapons, four nipples, a somewhat telepathic forehead organ called a Trii, cat-like feet and on them claws that unlike Earth vertebrate claws are bony and presumably part of their skeletons. They're basically as different as humanoids could be from humans while still unintentionally appearing to be related to them, although those claws would be a little puzzling if they really were.
12th Aug '16 7:50:12 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Achron}}'' has the Vecgir, which are roughly a meter taller than the average human and have an extra set of arms and a sort of reptilian appearance. Compared to the other alien race in the game, the [[StarfishAliens Grekim]], the Vecgir are downright charming.

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* ''{{Achron}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Achron}}'' has the Vecgir, which are roughly a meter taller than the average human and have an extra set of arms and a sort of reptilian appearance. Compared to the other alien race in the game, the [[StarfishAliens Grekim]], the Vecgir are downright charming.
8th Aug '16 12:41:34 PM TheSinful
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* ''Fanfic/TyrantKings'' has the [[Franchise/MassEffect Terran Systems Alliance]] note how nearly every Citadel race is extremely humanoid with relatively minor differences. Given that the sentient races of the TSA includes not only humans but also [[Franchise/JurassicPark tyrannosaurs, ceratopsians, raptors, pterodactyls, dilophosaurs]], and Protheans (called Martians), they're generally creeped out by the similarities.
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6th Aug '16 3:55:35 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The majority of the Covenant species in ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'', with the exception of the [[StarfishAliens Hunters, the Engineers]], and [[InsectoidAliens the Drones]]. [[TheVirus The Flood]] is also an exception, though they aren't part of the Covenant.
** ''Literature/TheForerunnerSaga'' and [[spoiler:''{{VideoGame/Halo 4}}'']] reveal that [[{{Precursors}} the Forerunners]] also fit this trope. Completely averted with the Timeless One, though, which resembles some kind of enormous crab and [[spoiler:is a Flood Gravemind designed to mimic a Precursor.]]
*** With the revelations in ''Literature/HaloSilentium'', we can be pretty certain that the Timeless One was [[spoiler:very much telling the truth about being a Precursor.]]

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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The majority of the Covenant species in ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'', species, with the exception of the [[StarfishAliens Hunters, the Engineers]], and [[InsectoidAliens the Drones]]. Drones]].
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[[TheVirus The Flood]] is also infect plenty of humanoid species, their "purer" forms are an exception, though they aren't part of the Covenant.
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** ''Literature/TheForerunnerSaga'' and [[spoiler:''{{VideoGame/Halo 4}}'']] reveal that [[{{Precursors}} the Forerunners]] also fit this trope. trope; it's implied that Forerunners and humans have a common ancestor. Completely averted with the Timeless One, though, which resembles some kind of enormous crab and [[spoiler:is a Flood Gravemind designed [[RecursivePrecursors Precursor]] which also happens to mimic a Precursor.]]
*** With the revelations in ''Literature/HaloSilentium'', we can
be pretty certain that the Timeless One was [[spoiler:very much telling the truth about being a Precursor.]]''Flood Gravemind'']].
14th Jul '16 6:20:38 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Many aliens in ''Franchise/StarWars'' (jointly described as [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/humanoid humanoids]], in fact). Famous examples include the Wookiees (hulking simian[=/=]{{ursine aliens}} that look like {{Bigfoot|SasquatchAndYeti}}); Ewoks ({{ursine aliens}} that resemble three- or four-foot teddy bears); Gungans (amphibian[=/=]{{fish people}} that include Jar Jar Binks); Aqualish (walrus-like humanoids, pictured above); Trandoshans (lizard-like humanoids); and Gamorreans (pig-like humanoids). The other common kind is the {{rubber forehead|Aliens}}ed near-humans, who share an ancestry with baseline humans, though there are some genuine examples of StarfishAliens. There are also cyborgs (some human and some not) and crossbreeds of similar (usually hominid or vaguely hominid) species.

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* Many aliens in ''Franchise/StarWars'' (jointly described as [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/humanoid humanoids]], in fact). Famous examples include the Wookiees (hulking simian[=/=]{{ursine aliens}} that look like {{Bigfoot|SasquatchAndYeti}}); Ewoks ({{ursine aliens}} that resemble three- or four-foot teddy bears); Gungans (amphibian[=/=]{{fish people}} that include Jar Jar Binks); Aqualish (walrus-like humanoids, pictured above); Trandoshans (lizard-like humanoids); and Gamorreans (pig-like humanoids). The other common kind is the {{rubber forehead|Aliens}}ed near-humans, who share an ancestry with baseline humans, though there are some genuine examples of StarfishAliens.StarfishAliens (including, famously, the Hutts). There are also cyborgs (some human and some not) and crossbreeds of similar (usually hominid or vaguely hominid) species.
2nd Jun '16 8:30:01 AM Jake
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** The Engi are a justified example in that the ones you can recruit ''choose'' to be that shape for convenience, and it's strongly implied that Engi spacecraft are technically the same species as their crew, or at least closely related.
31st May '16 11:47:38 AM Diask
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** The novel ''Literature/MassEffectRevelation'' briefly mentions that there's quite a few EpilepticTrees among humans as to [[LampshadeHanging why, exactly, the humanoid body structure is so common]]. Then-Lieutenant David Anderson subscribes to the simplest theory: that there's just some as-yet-undiscovered evolutionary advantage to it. Out of universe, of course, it's a time and budget thing coupled with the way Unreal Engine 3's character animations are implemented: each new creature type requires a different skeleton to be programmed (hence why the less-humanoid species are rarely shown moving around).

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** The novel ''Literature/MassEffectRevelation'' briefly mentions that there's quite a few EpilepticTrees among humans as to [[LampshadeHanging why, exactly, the humanoid body structure is so common]].common. Then-Lieutenant David Anderson subscribes to the simplest theory: that there's just some as-yet-undiscovered evolutionary advantage to it. Out of universe, of course, it's a time and budget thing coupled with the way Unreal Engine 3's character animations are implemented: each new creature type requires a different skeleton to be programmed (hence why the less-humanoid species are rarely shown moving around).



* ''WorldOfWarcraft'' 's draenei, which are something of an {{expy}} of the Protoss, are somewhat more human-looking: They look like blue, catfish-whiskered classic [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]].

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* ''WorldOfWarcraft'' 's ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'''s draenei, which are something of an {{expy}} of the Protoss, are somewhat more human-looking: They look like blue, catfish-whiskered classic [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]].



* In ''Videogame/XRebirth'', the Teladi LizardFolk share many features with humans and have roughly similar facial features. However, the teladi have an odd forward-leaning posture due to their large tail and alligator-like limb structure. In [[Videogame/{{X}} the previous games]] the video communication busts indicated a much more human posture and traits such as an affinity for clothing and in the case of teladi SpacePirates, [[NiceHat nice hats]].

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* In ''Videogame/XRebirth'', the Teladi LizardFolk share many features with humans and have roughly similar facial features. However, the teladi have an odd forward-leaning posture due to their large tail and alligator-like limb structure. In [[Videogame/{{X}} the previous games]] the video communication busts indicated a much more human posture and traits such as an affinity for clothing and in the case of teladi SpacePirates, [[NiceHat nice hats]].{{nice hat}}s.
* Plenty of alien races in ''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'' are humanoid in shape. The Engi look like minimalistic humanoids despite being able to take many forms, the Zoltan are EnergyBeings who take a humanoid shape, Rockmen look like golems and Lanius are humanoids who can meld with metals. The Mantis and Slugs are exceptions though, looking like scaled-up versions of their namesake species.



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* The Mentakans in ''CwynhildsLoom'', as seen in a flashback, are large, purplish humanoids.

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* The Mentakans in ''CwynhildsLoom'', ''Webcomic/CwynhildsLoom'', as seen in a flashback, are large, purplish humanoids.



* Most of the alien species seen so far in the webcomic ''{{Inhuman}}'' are humanoid - it has been mistaken for a Furry comic, to the artist's great annoyance.

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* Most of the alien species seen so far in the webcomic ''{{Inhuman}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Inhuman}}'' are humanoid - it has been mistaken for a Furry comic, to the artist's great annoyance.



* Most denizens of the ''Webcomic/{{Runners}}'' 'verse, including Cember's species which has vestigial ''radial symmetry'' (indicating it has evolved from something more [[StarfishAliens starfish]] than human-ish).

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* Pretty much everyone in ''{{WesternAnimation/Team Galaxy}}''.
* Starfire and her species for example in ''{{WesternAnimation/Teen Titans}}''.
* A ton of aliens including Mira in ''{{WesternAnimation/Buzz Lightyear of Star Command}}''.

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* Pretty much everyone in ''{{WesternAnimation/Team Galaxy}}''.
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* Starfire and her species for example in ''{{WesternAnimation/Teen Titans}}''.
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* A ton of aliens including Mira in ''{{WesternAnimation/Buzz Lightyear of Star Command}}''.''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand''.



* Pretty much everyone Betty fights in ''{{WesternAnimation/Atomic Betty}}''.
* Zim's species in ''{{WesternAnimation/Invader Zim}}''.
* Countless characters in ''{{WesternAnimation/Star Wars The Clone Wars}}''.
* The criminals in ''{{WesternAnimation/Men in Black The Series}}''.

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* Pretty much everyone Betty fights in ''{{WesternAnimation/Atomic Betty}}''.
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* Zim's species in ''{{WesternAnimation/Invader Zim}}''.
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* Countless characters in ''{{WesternAnimation/Star Wars The Clone Wars}}''.
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* The criminals in ''{{WesternAnimation/Men in Black The Series}}''.''WesternAnimation/MenInBlackTheSeries''.
31st May '16 8:06:56 AM Saber15
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* In ''Videogame/XRebirth'', the Teladi LizardFolk share many features with humans and have roughly similar facial features. However, the teladi have an odd forward-leaning posture due to their large tail and alligator-like limb structure. In [[Videogame/{{X}} the previous games]] the video communication busts indicated a much more human posture and traits such as an affinity for clothing and in the case of teladi SpacePirates, [[NiceHat nice hats]].
3rd May '16 5:02:57 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Literature/TheHistoryOfTheGalaxy'' doesn't really have that many alien races, but, of the ones that are present (and described), only three fit this trope: the blue-skinned Harammins, the HeavyWorlder Norls, and the more human-like Emulotti. The races averting the trope include the [[InsectoidAliens Insects]], the two-headed [[StarfishAliens Logrians]], and the [[EnergyBeings Evolgs]].
3rd May '16 4:59:20 AM ChronoLegion
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* There is a variety of races in Creator/MikhailAkhmanov's ''Literature/ArrivalsFromTheDark'' books. The races that fit this trope include the Bino Faata (most book protagonists are descended from a [[HalfHumanHybrid human-Faata hybrid]]), the Kni'lina (vegetarians with no facial hair), the Haptors (big {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s with horn-like bumps on their heads), the Teruxi (a race of extremely-attractive humanoids with a FreeLoveFuture mentality), the Nil'hazi (an aggressive [[LadyLand female-dominated]] race), and dozens of primitive humanoid races introduced in the ''Trevelian's Mission'' spin-off series. The near-humanoid races include the Lo'ona Aeo (SpaceElves with four sexes and four fingers on each hand, who reproduce like the [[VideoGame/MassEffect asari]]), the Paraprims (hairy primate-like TelepathicSpacemen), and the Llyano (primitive tribal arboreals). The races that completely avert this are the [[InsectoidAliens insectoid]] Arkhs, the [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifting]] Proteids, and the [[StarfishAliens worm-like]] Silmarri.
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