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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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* 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]] {{starfish|Aliens}} 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.
3rd May '16 4:47:09 AM ChronoLegion
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* On ''Series/{{Alf}}'', the aliens from Melmac look like a cross between dogs and aardwarks, and they also have a bit of BizarreAlienBiology. But they still had a mostly human culture. And they could build spaceships, which could take them all the way to Earth.

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* On ''Series/{{Alf}}'', the aliens from Melmac look like a cross between dogs and aardwarks, aardvarks, and they also have a bit of BizarreAlienBiology. But they still had a mostly human culture. And they could build spaceships, which could take them all the way to Earth. Strangely, their planet also had cats.
3rd May '16 4:45:09 AM ChronoLegion
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** The Asgard are TheGreys.

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** The Asgard are TheGreys.TheGreys, although, in distant past, they used to look more human.
3rd May '16 4:44:40 AM ChronoLegion
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* Discussed in Jon Stewart's ''Literature/EarthTheBook'', who explains that humanity's ideas on what aliens might look like most frequently ended up being variations on themselves with "[[Series/StarTrekVoyager a piece of metal shit on their face]] to make them look spacey". Interestingly, the book itself seems to avert this, as several parts appear to acknowledge the fact that the aliens who will read this book might be completely different from us (maybe even EnergyBeings).
2nd May '16 9:25:38 PM ThePocket
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* Tons of aliens in the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise such as the Klingons.

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* Tons Most of the aliens in the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise such as the Klingons. ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' are some form of this. Three of them are even able to pass for human with a PaperThinDisguise, and it's ''just'' unrealistic enough to be funny.
24th Apr '16 4:14:59 AM Derkhan
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* The Vegans in ''Literature/ThisImmortal''. They are rpughly human-shaped but are blue-skinned, amber-eyed (or at least Cort Myshtigo is) and the vents for their lungs can be found of their torso. Additionally, their bodies are covered in patterns invisible to humans, enabling Vegans to identified each other's clan by pattern.
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