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29th Aug '16 6:29:26 PM GriffinPilgrim
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** The one exception is the Protheans. [[spoiler:''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' introduces Javik, who reveals that "Prothean" is the collective term for all species that his own species has conquered. Whatever Javik-like aliens are called is unknown.]]

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** The one exception is the Protheans. [[spoiler:''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' introduces Javik, who reveals that "Prothean" is the collective term for all species that his own species has conquered. Whatever Javik-like aliens are called is unknown.conquered, although "Prothean" was originally the name for just his species.]]
29th Aug '16 6:26:15 PM GriffinPilgrim
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** The Tyranids were retconned to actually be named after a world - Tyran, the first Imperial planet they ''ate''. Knowing the Imperium, the name probably came from some filing protocol: the Tyranids were first properly identified on the planet Tyran, and thus the data probably got filed under "Tyran-ID" and the name stuck.
18th Aug '16 7:05:12 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' has Shisno, which means the excrement of the excrement of the most repugnant creature in the world.

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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' has Shisno, which means the excrement of the excrement of the most repugnant creature in the world. Though this is indicated to be a FantasticSlur; it's not mentioned what aliens friendly to humans call them.
14th Aug '16 11:19:09 PM MrNickelodeon
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* In ''Ride/ETAdventure'' at Ride/UniversalStudios, Bontanicus exclusively refers to the guests as "earth people".
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12th Aug '16 8:01:18 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Albion}}'' uses the expression Celt and Helromier (a portmanteau of Hellenic and Roman) to distinguish the magic using humans of Albion and the technologically advanced Terrans. Terran humans are also referred to as Earthlings by the Kenget Kamulos.

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* ''{{Albion}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Albion}}'' uses the expression Celt and Helromier (a portmanteau of Hellenic and Roman) to distinguish the magic using humans of Albion and the technologically advanced Terrans. Terran humans are also referred to as Earthlings by the Kenget Kamulos.
7th Aug '16 4:53:22 PM DarkHunter
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** Androsynth are refered as Androsynth, as they are no longer Earth-connected AND make pretty clear that they are not in friendly terms with Humans. Not that we can blame them. 100 years of racism and slavery can cause it, just because you are born normal way.

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** Androsynth are refered as Androsynth, as they are no longer Earth-connected AND make pretty clear that they are not in friendly terms with Humans. Not that we can blame them. 100 years of racism and slavery can cause it, just because you are weren't born in the normal way.
25th Jul '16 9:00:48 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/HilariBell's YA science fiction novel ''A Matter of Profit'', the humans call themselves the Vivitare.

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* In Creator/HilariBell's YA science fiction novel ''A Matter of Profit'', ''Literature/AMatterOfProfit'', the humans call themselves the Vivitare.
21st Jul '16 10:20:05 AM JoeMerl
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** Blue-skinned Andorians are known to refer to humans as "[[HumansAreWhite pink-skins]]."


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** Also, we have Amy, who is human but ''not'' an Earthican--she's a Martian. Not to be confused with ''Native'' Martians, who are non-human.
2nd May '16 6:42:00 PM WillKeaton
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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}}'', along with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terran other examples]]. 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".
2nd May '16 6:41:09 PM WillKeaton
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In SpeculativeFiction, the word "human" can seem out of place in a universe where every other species is named after their homeworld. Unless, of course, [[http://jbr.me.uk/lingo.html they come from Humus]].

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In SpeculativeFiction, the word "human" can seem out of place in a universe where every other species is named after their homeworld. Unless, of course, [[http://jbr.me.uk/lingo.html they come from Humus]].
Humus.]]
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