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13th Feb '18 8:29:18 AM nighttrainfm
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->'''Gilmore:''' What are we looking for, little green men?\\
'''Seventh Doctor:''' No, little green ''blobs'' in bonded polycarbide armor.
-->- ''Series/DoctorWho'', "Remembrance of the Daleks"
17th Jan '18 5:31:36 PM Thande
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* The Creapii from Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/TheDarkSideOfTheSun'' are always encountered in tentacled, ovoid environmental suits. Not because they're too frail to survive the kinds of atmospheres the other sentient species use, but because their natural habitat is the photospheres and upper corona of ''stars'' (with a class system based on how hot their home star is). Their true form is said to be galaxy-shaped, with the result that their mythology anthropomorphised the galaxy as a giant Creap.

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* The Creapii from Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/TheDarkSideOfTheSun'' are always encountered in tentacled, ovoid environmental suits. Not because they're too frail to survive the kinds of atmospheres the other sentient species use, but because their natural habitat is the photospheres and upper corona of ''stars'' (with a class system based on how hot their home star is). Their true form is said to be galaxy-shaped, spiral-shaped, with the result that their mythology anthropomorphised the galaxy as a giant Creap.
17th Jan '18 5:31:22 PM Thande
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* The Creapii from Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/TheDarkSideOfTheSun'' are always encountered in tentacled, ovoid environmental suits. Not because they're too frail to survive the kinds of atmospheres the other sentient species use, but because their natural habitat is the photospheres and upper corona of ''stars'' (with a class system based on how hot their home star is)

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* The Creapii from Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/TheDarkSideOfTheSun'' are always encountered in tentacled, ovoid environmental suits. Not because they're too frail to survive the kinds of atmospheres the other sentient species use, but because their natural habitat is the photospheres and upper corona of ''stars'' (with a class system based on how hot their home star is)
is). Their true form is said to be galaxy-shaped, with the result that their mythology anthropomorphised the galaxy as a giant Creap.
28th Jul '17 10:36:49 AM cosmogoblin
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*** As a hivemind species, Gaim units are genetically engineered by their queen for specific tasks. Thus the Gaim ambassadors and traders seen on Babylon 5, needing to interact with the mostly-humanoid races, are more humanoid than typical for their species - even being granted a degree of autonomy and individuality.
27th May '17 5:28:31 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** You can just barely see hints of Tali's face through her helmet.. but they're so vague that they do little more than establish that it has a human-like configuration.

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** You can just barely see hints of Tali's face through her helmet.. but they're so vague that they do little more than establish that it has a human-like configuration. It's possible to see a photo of her with her mask off in the third game if she's romanced, and she looks [[spoiler: like a normal human with white irises, although her limbs and hands are quite different]].
27th May '17 5:14:22 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** The Daleks (pictured above), though their suits aren't so much suits as little tanks in which utterly feeble bodies reside. In the Seventh Doctor's words, they're not so much little green men as "little green blobs in bonded polycarbide armor."

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** The Daleks (pictured above), though their suits aren't so much suits as little tanks in which utterly feeble bodies reside. In the Seventh Doctor's words, they're not so much little green men as "little green blobs in bonded polycarbide armor."" This varies with the story; in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E2IntoTheDalek Into the Dalek]]'' the suit was a fully-integrated cybernetic system that artificially manipulated the organic part to prevent it turning against it's programming, but ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E2TheWitchsFamiliar The Witch's Familiar]]'' a season later made it such a simple mechanical device that a human pilot could climb in and drive it around.
9th May '17 4:00:31 PM Golondrina
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* The aliens from ''Film/IndependenceDay''. The suit itself is explained as being some kind of organic technology and indeed the helmet portion looks like it's a solid external skull. This makes it retrospectively more badass that WillSmith's character knocked one out with one punch.

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* The aliens from ''Film/IndependenceDay''. The suit itself is explained as being some kind of organic technology and indeed the helmet portion looks like it's a solid external skull. This makes it retrospectively more badass that WillSmith's Creator/WillSmith's character knocked one out with one punch.
22nd Apr '17 8:40:50 AM GentlemensDame883
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* The Andromedons from ''VideoGame/{{XCOM 2}}'' wear encounter suits to maintain the weapons-grade acidic environment they need to survive in.
16th Apr '17 8:22:42 PM nombretomado
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** The Bounty Hunter Seripas from ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'' is also a straight example.

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** The Bounty Hunter Seripas from ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'' ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' is also a straight example.
12th Feb '17 7:22:36 PM PaulA
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* The Vorlons from ''Series/BabylonFive'', who not only need a completely alien atmosphere but also have their own reasons for wanting to hide their true appearance. Comes complete with NeglectfulPrecursor behaviour.
** They don't actually need that atmosphere, they just use it to discourage visitors.
*** In the series finale humans become like this too, though they don't need to; they probably took a lesson from the Vorlons about the advantages of standing around being cryptic when dealing with younger races.
** The Gaim from the same series wear encounter suits that resemble humanoids in gas masks. Underneath, they are insectoid and [[TakeOurWordForIt apparently]] far from humanoid. The suit serves both as environmental protection and a translator/speaker unit, as the Gaim are incapable of vocalizing most species' languages.

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* ''Series/BabylonFive'':
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The Vorlons from ''Series/BabylonFive'', Vorlons, who not only need a completely alien atmosphere but also have their own reasons for wanting to hide their true appearance. Comes complete with NeglectfulPrecursor behaviour.
** They
(Later in the series it's implied that they don't actually need that atmosphere, they just use it to discourage visitors.
*** In the
visitors.) Comes complete with NeglectfulPrecursor behaviour.
** The
series finale shows that in the distant future humans become like this too, though they don't need to; they probably took a lesson from the Vorlons about the advantages of standing around being cryptic when dealing with younger races.
** The Gaim from the same series wear encounter suits that resemble humanoids in gas masks. Underneath, they are insectoid and [[TakeOurWordForIt apparently]] far from humanoid. The suit serves both as environmental protection and a translator/speaker unit, as the Gaim are incapable of vocalizing most species' languages.
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