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21st Mar '17 11:24:28 AM Prime32
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* In ''Franchise/DragonBall'', "human" is synonymous with the word mortal; it refers to any intelligent life form that is not a PhysicalGod. What we know as the human race are instead called Earthlings.

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* In ''Franchise/DragonBall'', "human" "ningen" (Japanese for human) is treated as more or less synonymous with the word mortal; "mortal"; it refers to any intelligent life form that is not a PhysicalGod. What we know as [[PhysicalGod god]]. "Chikyuujin" (earthling) can be used to narrow it down a bit more, but this category also includes sapient PettingZooPeople and HalfHumanHybrids. I.e. the human race are instead called Earthlings.setting doesn't appear to ''have'' a term directly equivalent to "human" as we would understand it, at least not in casual speech.
18th Mar '17 1:24:08 AM CaptainTedium
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* In ''Film/TheGarbagePailKidsMovie'', the Garbage Pail Kids refer to humans as "normies".
11th Mar '17 5:50:34 PM Pichu-kun
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* Dogs in ''Literature/SurvivorDogs'' refer to humans as "longlegs".
4th Mar '17 2:19:58 PM nombretomado
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* In the original MarvelComics version of ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'', the Autobots would refer to us as humans, while the Decepticons used the more derogatory "fleshling".

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* In the original MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics version of ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'', the Autobots would refer to us as humans, while the Decepticons used the more derogatory "fleshling".
15th Feb '17 1:06:49 PM Morgenthaler
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* When a traitor to the human race is being interrogated in ''SpaceAboveAndBeyond'', he reveals that the enemy's nickname for humans translates roughly as "red stink things". Of course, our nickname for them is "chiggers" so...

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* When a traitor to the human race is being interrogated in ''SpaceAboveAndBeyond'', ''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond'', he reveals that the enemy's nickname for humans translates roughly as "red stink things". Of course, our nickname for them is "chiggers" so...
26th Jan '17 8:00:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* "Terran" (from the Latin ''Terra'', "Earth") is probably the most popular choice by far, which crept into all kinds of settings, from ''Franchise/StarshipTroopers'' to ''Series/BlakesSeven'' to ''{{Starcraft}}'', along with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terran other examples.]] It probably got popular because it sounds like [[PlanetOfHats what you might call some alien race]], and, at some point, wasn't immediately recognisable as "Earth", so it feels "alien". "Terran" also [[RuleofCool sounds cooler]] than "Human".

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* "Terran" (from the Latin ''Terra'', "Earth") is probably the most popular choice by far, which crept into all kinds of settings, from ''Franchise/StarshipTroopers'' to ''Series/BlakesSeven'' to ''{{Starcraft}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'', along with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terran other examples.]] It probably got popular because it sounds like [[PlanetOfHats what you might call some alien race]], and, at some point, wasn't immediately recognisable as "Earth", so it feels "alien". "Terran" also [[RuleofCool sounds cooler]] than "Human".
15th Dec '16 7:14:37 PM owlipoppen
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* In ''Literature/Warrior Cats'', humans are most commonly referred to as Twolegs. They have also been called Nofurs and Upwalkers, as well as housefolk and workfolk (for domestic cats).

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* In ''Literature/Warrior Cats'', ''Literature/WarriorCats'', humans are most commonly referred to as Twolegs. They have also been called Nofurs and Upwalkers, as well as housefolk and workfolk (for domestic cats).
15th Dec '16 7:13:11 PM owlipoppen
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* In ''Literature/Warrior Cats'', humans are most commonly referred to as Twolegs. They have also been called Nofurs and Upwalkers, as well as housefolk and workfolk (for domestic cats).
4th Dec '16 6:52:07 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* In ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', humans and miniaturized Zentradi are known as "Microns" ("Micronians" in ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'').

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* In ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', humans and miniaturized Zentradi are known as "Microns" ("Micronians" in ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'').''{{Anime/Robotech}}''), although this is more to do with their size than their race.
30th Nov '16 7:27:49 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Literature/SeekerBears'', different bears refer to humans as different things. Polar bears call them "no-claws", black bears call them "flatfaces", and grizzly bears call them "smoothpelts". Humans are usually referred to as "flatfaces".
* According to ''Franchise/DisneyFairies'', Never fairies refer to humans as "Clumsies".
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