History Main / HumanoidAliens

5th Sep '17 4:45:20 PM bigmouth12349
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* Plently of the characters in ''Webcomic/ReversedStar'' fall under this trope.
28th Aug '17 11:03:35 PM SkidTroper
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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]] -- 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.

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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]] -- 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. Another option is Intelligent Design ([[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement regardless of the controversy bringing the supernatural into the science fiction genre can, at times, bring]]). Of course, we don't know any actual aliens that we could use as a basis for comparison for what's realistic.
21st Aug '17 3:54:01 PM ectostar
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Then there are Humanoid Aliens that have the general shape of a human, but definitely look nothing like us. Be it a different number of fingers, different skin, feathers, whatever. Only similarity they need is one head, two arms, two legs, and a generally upright stance, tail and/or wings optional. Any further deviation from the humanoid form is likely to result in StarfishAliens.

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Then there are Humanoid Aliens that have the general shape of a human, but definitely look nothing like us. Be it a different number of fingers, different skin, feathers, whatever. Only similarity they need is one head, two arms, two legs, and a generally upright stance, tail and/or wings {{wing|edHumanoid}}s optional. Any further deviation from the humanoid form is likely to result in StarfishAliens.



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18th Aug '17 9:04:29 PM Daedalis
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* The backgrounds of ''ComicBook/{{Copperhead}}'' are diversely populated with aliens of many stripes. The most screen time goes to Budroxifinicus' species: hairy humanoids with a bugeyed bestial face and opposable toes.
21st Jul '17 6:46:08 PM DarthNANAME
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* The native species of ''[[VideoGame/{{Oddworld}} Oddworld]]'' have this to varying extents. The games include Mudokons, Clakkerz, Grubbs, Outlaws, and Wolvarks, in addition to less humanoid but still sapient races.
5th Jul '17 6:11:21 PM nombretomado
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* Tran, ''BeatmaniaIIDX''[='=]s SeriesMascot, has white hair, has simpler details than other human characters, sports two light blue pupil-less eyes, and has no other facial features.

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* Tran, ''BeatmaniaIIDX''[='=]s ''VideoGame/BeatmaniaIIDX''[='=]s SeriesMascot, has white hair, has simpler details than other human characters, sports two light blue pupil-less eyes, and has no other facial features.
30th Jun '17 9:01:44 AM Troperinik
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* [[WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil Star Butterfly]] and her race, the Mewmans, who are from the world of Mewni, greatly resemble human beings.
19th May '17 5:31:52 AM Clare
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** Brutan from "The Time-freezer"

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** Brutan and Akimbo from "The Time-freezer"
24th Mar '17 10:20:37 AM MarqFJA
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* There is a Pixiv artist named Hushabye who made [[https://safebooru.donmai.us/pools/11730 a series of artworks]] about an female alien named "AD-6-0001A", or "ADA" for short. She looks exactly like a human girl... if said girl had skin and hair that were all white (and we mean '''[[TechnicolorPerson literally]]''' white, not metaphorical "white"), two eye-like red spots above her [[TechnicolorEyes red-colored eyes]], red-colored TronLines-shaped {{bioluminescen|ceIsCool}}t "[[VolcanicVeins veins]]" of some sort, digitigrade legs, a '''huge''' tail (3-4 meters long, officially), and a mouth that contains [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily a shark-like assortment of teeth]] as well as [[OverlyLongTongue a tongue that can extend far longer than a normal human's can]]. Overall, quite humanoid in appearance, yet obviously not human.
28th Feb '17 11:52:23 AM BlackSunNocturne
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** Basically, all Pokemon in the [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Humanshape_(egg_group) Humanshape egg group]], although for some strange reason, Ralts and its evolutions are in the [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Indeterminate_(egg_group) Indeterminate egg group]], and Blaziken is in the ground egg group.
*** The egg group has non humanoids like Cacnea in it too.
*** Cacnea evolves into Cacturne, which is vaguely humanoid.

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** Basically, all Pokemon in the [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Humanshape_(egg_group) Humanshape egg group]], although for some strange reason, Ralts and its evolutions are in the [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Indeterminate_(egg_group) Indeterminate net/wiki/Amorphous_(Egg_Group) Amorphous egg group]], and Blaziken is in the ground egg group.
*** The egg group has non humanoids like Cacnea in it too.
*** Cacnea evolves into Cacturne, which is vaguely humanoid.
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