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30th Nov '17 2:03:57 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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* Seems to be the case in ''Fanfic/TheParselmouthOfGryffindor'', to Hermione's [[ZombieAdvocate growing dismay]], between regular sapient species whom the Ministry of Magic overlooks (goblins, giants, dementors, serpents, etc.) to artifical beings (portraits, gargoyles, the Sorting Hat) to the more confusing creatures that can become sapient, but aren't always, like owls and boggarts.
28th Nov '17 12:07:20 PM BeerBaron
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* In addition to the [[MassiveRaceSelection 10 playable races]] of ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, the setting also has numerous other non-playable races seen or mentioned in the lore. To note:
** Non-playable/historical Races of Men include the Nedes (ancestors of most modern races of Men in Tamriel with a [[{{Mayincatec}} pre-Columbian Meso-American]] culture), the Atmorans (a hardy ProudWarriorRace with BarbarianTribe traits who may be the ancestors of most of the races of Men, and definitely are the ancestors of the [[HornyVikings Nords]]), the Yokudans (ancestors of the ScaryBlackMan MasterSwordsman Redguards), the Kothringi (an extinct human tribe formerly native to [[TheSavageSouth the Black Marsh]]), the Reachmen (an offshoot of the Bretons native to "The Reach" region between Skyrim and High Rock who have many {{Druid}}ic elements), and the Skaal (a NobleSavage offshoot of the Nords who live in harmony with nature in Solstheim).
** Non-playable/historical [[OurElvesAreBetter Races of Mer (Elves)]] include the Ayleids (extinct "Wild Elves" of Cyrodiil who formed the first Empire in Tamriellic history and enslaved the aforementioned Nedes), the Dwemer (extinct "[[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Deep Elves or Dwarves]]" who were masters of {{Magitek}} and SteamPunk technology, who could [[RealityWarper bend the laws that govern the world]]), the Falmer ("Snow Elves" who were nearly wiped out by aforementioned Atmorans with most of the survivors fleeing the the Dwemer, who twisted them into the [[TheMorlocks Morlock-like]] monsters they are today), the Left-Handed Elves (or "Sinestral Mer" who were driven to extinction by the aforementioned Yokudans), and the Maormer ("Sea Elves" native to Pyandonea, a tropical archipelago to the south of Tamriel, who have "[[ChameleonCamouflage Chameleon]]" and are ancient enemies of the Altmer (High Elves)).
** Non-playable/historical [[PettingZooPeople Beast Races]] include the Bird Men (extinct BirdPeople native to ancient Cyrodiil who were hunted to extinction by the [[CatFolk Khajiit]]), Dreugh ([[FishPeople humanoid octopi]] who once possessed far greater intelligence and were said to have ruled the world at one point during the [[TimeOfMyths Dawn Era]], the Imga (Altmer-loving intelligent great apes native to Valenwood), Lilmothiit (extinct "fox folk" formerly native to the Black Marsh), Minotaurs (half-human [[ALoadOfBull half-bulls]] who trace their ancestry to the offspring produced by the first human Empress of Tamriel and her [[DivineDate bull demi-god lover]]), and the Sload (emotionless, isolationist, "slug-men" native to the Thras archipelago to the southwest of Tamriel).
** Other non-playable/historical races who do not neatly fit into one of the above classifications include the [[OurGiantsAreBigger Giants]], [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins]], [[WiseTree Hist]], [[OurOgresAreHungrier Ogres]], [[FunSize Rieklings]], and [[PlantPeople Spriggans]].
** The continent of [[{{Wutai}} Akavir]], far to the east of Tamriel, has four (known) races of it's own: the Ka Po' Tun "[[CatFolk Tiger Folk]]", the Tsaesci "[[SnakePeople Snake Vampires]]", the Tang Mo "[[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Monkey Folk]]", and the Kamal "[[EvilIsDeathlyCold Snow Demons]]".
** For additional details on these (and the playable) races, see [[Characters/TheElderScrollsRaces The Elder Scrolls: Races]] sub-pages.
1st Oct '17 9:56:32 PM Psychadelico
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* There are several groups of animals who show telltale signs of sapience and culture as we understand it, but not to the degree of complexity we humans exhibit. Those include the rest of the great apes, dolphins, elephants, and, surprisingly enough, parrots, and crows and ravens.

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* There are several groups of animals who show telltale signs of sapience and culture as we understand it, but not to the degree of complexity we humans exhibit. Those include the rest of the great apes, dolphins, elephants, and, surprisingly enough, parrots, and crows and ravens.ravens, and octopi.
16th Sep '17 3:50:50 PM nombretomado
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* OlderThanSteam: This happened to chivalric romance in TheRenaissance, when Italian romancers like Ariosto and imitators like Richard Johnson and Lord Berners started stirring Myth/GreekMythology into the mix. The non-human cast of medieval romances generally consisted of dwarfs, giants, and fairies; a Scandinavian author might add trolls, a more devout one angels and/or demons, dragons would occasionally be sentient, and there might be the occasional wildman or mermaid, but seldom anything else. Ariosto and Co took this selection and added satyrs, cyclopes, centaurs, nymphs, dryads, harpies, and sometimes even gods (coexisting unexplained with the Christian God on a RuleOfCool basis).

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* OlderThanSteam: This happened to chivalric romance in TheRenaissance, UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance, when Italian romancers like Ariosto and imitators like Richard Johnson and Lord Berners started stirring Myth/GreekMythology into the mix. The non-human cast of medieval romances generally consisted of dwarfs, giants, and fairies; a Scandinavian author might add trolls, a more devout one angels and/or demons, dragons would occasionally be sentient, and there might be the occasional wildman or mermaid, but seldom anything else. Ariosto and Co took this selection and added satyrs, cyclopes, centaurs, nymphs, dryads, harpies, and sometimes even gods (coexisting unexplained with the Christian God on a RuleOfCool basis).
1st Sep '17 3:45:01 PM RedScharlach
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* ''ComicBook/{{Valerian}}'' and it's anime adaptation both have an enormous variety of aliens.
* The Marvel universe is bursting with races with Humans, Mutants, Inhumans, Atlantians, Lemurians, Deviants, Eternals, Avians, the Zebra-Children, Proto-Cavemen, vampires, sentient plants, genetically uplifted apes, an assortment of gods and a sentient bacterial hive-mind to name a few; and that's before we've even left Earth. The list of Alien races include Skrull, Kree, Shiar, Badoon, Brood, Wraiths, Chitauri, Titans, and an unknowable number of other races.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Valerian}}'' and it's its anime adaptation both have an enormous variety of aliens.
* The Marvel universe is bursting with races with Humans, Mutants, Inhumans, Atlantians, Lemurians, Deviants, Eternals, Avians, the Zebra-Children, Proto-Cavemen, vampires, sentient plants, genetically uplifted apes, an assortment of gods and a sentient bacterial hive-mind to name a few; and that's before we've even left Earth. The list of Alien races include Skrull, Kree, Shiar, Shi'ar, Badoon, Brood, Wraiths, Chitauri, Titans, and an unknowable number of other races.



* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'': Besides the managerie of beings in Narnia: Dwarfs, Fauns, Dryads (tree nymphs/gods/spirits), Centaurs, Stayrs, Naiads (water nymphs/gods/spirits), Giants, Unicorns, Winged Horses, and Talking Beasts, Other various beings are mentioned in certain books: The monsters and demons in the White Witch's Army (Evil Dwarfs, Evil Giants, Werewolves, Evil trees and plants, Ghouls, Boggles, Ogres, Minotaurs, Cruels, Hags, Spectres, People of the Toadstools, Incubuses, Wraiths, Horrors, Efreets, Sprites, Orknies, Wooses, and Ettins), the Humans from Calormen, Archenland, Telmar, and the Islands, Stars, Merpeople (traditional half human-half fish hybrid), Sea People (aquatic, water-breathing humanoids with purple hair), Duffers/Monopods/Dufflepuds (one-legged Dwarfs), Dragons, Sea Serpents, Giant Squids, Krackens, Birds from the Sun, Marshwiggles, Gnomes(who look a little more like PettingZooPeople or devils with pitchforks than whimsical, diminutive cousins to Dwarfs), and Salamanders.

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* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'': Besides the managerie menagerie of beings in Narnia: Dwarfs, Fauns, Dryads (tree nymphs/gods/spirits), Centaurs, Stayrs, Naiads (water nymphs/gods/spirits), Giants, Unicorns, Winged Horses, and Talking Beasts, Other various beings are mentioned in certain books: The monsters and demons in the White Witch's Army (Evil Dwarfs, Evil Giants, Werewolves, Evil trees and plants, Ghouls, Boggles, Ogres, Minotaurs, Cruels, Hags, Spectres, People of the Toadstools, Incubuses, Wraiths, Horrors, Efreets, Sprites, Orknies, Wooses, and Ettins), the Humans from Calormen, Archenland, Telmar, and the Islands, Stars, Merpeople (traditional half human-half fish hybrid), Sea People (aquatic, water-breathing humanoids with purple hair), Duffers/Monopods/Dufflepuds (one-legged Dwarfs), Dragons, Sea Serpents, Giant Squids, Krackens, Birds from the Sun, Marshwiggles, Gnomes(who look a little more like PettingZooPeople or devils with pitchforks than whimsical, diminutive cousins to Dwarfs), and Salamanders.



* In the ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' series there're humans, centaurs, goblins, harpies, merpeople, demons, nagas, elves, werewolves, fauns, nymphs, ogres, giants, zombies, ghosts, and several other regularly-mentioned races.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' series there're there are humans, centaurs, goblins, harpies, merpeople, demons, nagas, elves, werewolves, fauns, nymphs, ogres, giants, zombies, ghosts, and several other regularly-mentioned races.



* The ''Franchise/StargateVerse'' has around 22 known races, around half of which only appeared in a couple episodes. Of those that didn't, we have humans, the [[PuppeteerParasite Goa'uld]] and their Jaffa {{mooks}}, the [[BigGood Asgard]], the {{ascend|ToAHigherPlaneOfExistence}}ed [[{{Precursors}} Ancients]] and their {{evil counterpart}}s the Ori, the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Wraith]], and the [[GreyGoo Replicators]] and their Pegasus Galaxy counterparts the Asurans. Then there's the Ursini who menaced [[Series/StargateUniverse the crew of]] ''[[Series/StargateUniverse Destiny]]'', and the Berserker Drones who appeared not long before ''SGU's'' [[ScrewedByTheNetwork cancellation]]. And, naturally, humanity, which is subdivided into Earthlings (called Tau'ri in the Milky Way and Atlanteans in the Pegasus Galaxy) and countless societies of TransplantedHumans.

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* The ''Franchise/StargateVerse'' has around 22 known races, around half of which only appeared in a couple of episodes. Of those that didn't, we have humans, the [[PuppeteerParasite Goa'uld]] and their Jaffa {{mooks}}, the [[BigGood Asgard]], the {{ascend|ToAHigherPlaneOfExistence}}ed [[{{Precursors}} Ancients]] and their {{evil counterpart}}s the Ori, the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Wraith]], and the [[GreyGoo Replicators]] and their Pegasus Galaxy counterparts the Asurans. Then there's the Ursini who menaced [[Series/StargateUniverse the crew of]] ''[[Series/StargateUniverse Destiny]]'', and the Berserker Drones who appeared not long before ''SGU's'' [[ScrewedByTheNetwork cancellation]]. And, naturally, humanity, which is subdivided into Earthlings (called Tau'ri in the Milky Way and Atlanteans in the Pegasus Galaxy) and countless societies of TransplantedHumans.



** {{Kitsune}}. Shapeshifting magical foxes who are often confused for demons. Guardians of lost knowledge and bardic songs, they're a musical and mischievious race who can just as easily be benevolent or malevolent depending on the circumstances.

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** {{Kitsune}}. Shapeshifting magical foxes who are often confused for demons. Guardians of lost knowledge and bardic songs, they're a musical and mischievious mischievous race who can just as easily be benevolent or malevolent depending on the circumstances.
29th Aug '17 1:56:52 AM PaulA
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* In ''The Hainish Cycle'' (or ''Ekumen'') by Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin every planet is a LostColony populated by HumanAliens descending from the same species. While people from different planets may look radically different, most planets are no more diverse than Earth. The biggest exception is Rocannon from ''Rocannon's World''. As a result of some ancient genetic experiments it has 5 distinct species of HumanoidAliens (some of which are also split into subraces, with rampant FantasticRacism) and lots of species of non-humanoid aliens. Midway through the book the Earthling hero refuses to hunt since he may kill someone who can talk, though locals aren't that picky. Another victim of gene tinkering are indeterminate-gendered Gethenians from ''Literature/TheLeftHandOfDarkness''.

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* In ''The Hainish Cycle'' (or ''Ekumen'') the Literature/{{Hainish}} 'verse by Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin every planet is a LostColony populated by HumanAliens descending from the same species. While people from different planets may look radically different, most planets are no more diverse than Earth. The biggest exception is Rocannon Rokanan from ''Rocannon's World''. ''Literature/RocannonsWorld''. As a result of some ancient genetic experiments it has 5 five distinct species of HumanoidAliens (some of which are also split into subraces, with rampant FantasticRacism) and lots of species of non-humanoid aliens. Midway through the book the Earthling hero refuses to hunt since he may kill someone who can talk, though locals aren't that picky. Another victim of gene tinkering are indeterminate-gendered Gethenians from ''Literature/TheLeftHandOfDarkness''.
28th Aug '17 8:28:23 PM PaulA
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* In ''The Hainish Cycle'' (or ''Ekumen'') by UrsulaKLeGuin every planet is a LostColony populated by HumanAliens descending from the same species. While people from different planets may look radically different, most planets are no more diverse than Earth. The biggest exception is Rocannon from ''Rocannon's World''. As a result of some ancient genetic experiments it has 5 distinct species of HumanoidAliens (some of which are also split into subraces, with rampant FantasticRacism) and lots of species of non-humanoid aliens. Midway through the book the Earthling hero refuses to hunt since he may kill someone who can talk, though locals aren't that picky. Another victim of gene tinkering are indeterminate-gendered Gethenians from ''Literature/TheLeftHandOfDarkness''.

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* In ''The Hainish Cycle'' (or ''Ekumen'') by UrsulaKLeGuin Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin every planet is a LostColony populated by HumanAliens descending from the same species. While people from different planets may look radically different, most planets are no more diverse than Earth. The biggest exception is Rocannon from ''Rocannon's World''. As a result of some ancient genetic experiments it has 5 distinct species of HumanoidAliens (some of which are also split into subraces, with rampant FantasticRacism) and lots of species of non-humanoid aliens. Midway through the book the Earthling hero refuses to hunt since he may kill someone who can talk, though locals aren't that picky. Another victim of gene tinkering are indeterminate-gendered Gethenians from ''Literature/TheLeftHandOfDarkness''.
4th Aug '17 3:29:46 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''DragonBall'': Freeza's army is made up of members of countless different intergalactic races, the Other World is populated by the deceased members of even more races, and then there's all the different races introduced in ''[[CanonDiscontinuity GT]]''. Finally there's the races the series focuses on the most: humans, Saiyans, Namekians, Freeza's unnamed race, Majins, Kais, Ogres, and the humanoid animals that live on Earth alongside humans.

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* ''DragonBall'': ''Franchise/DragonBall'': Freeza's army is made up of members of countless different intergalactic races, the Other World is populated by the deceased members of even more races, and then there's all the different races introduced in ''[[CanonDiscontinuity GT]]''. Finally there's the races the series focuses on the most: humans, Saiyans, Namekians, Freeza's unnamed race, Majins, Kais, Ogres, and the humanoid animals that live on Earth alongside humans.
21st Jul '17 6:40:52 AM Eriorguez
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* Depending on whether you're a lumper or a splitter, fossil evidence indicates that as many as ''nine'' distinct types of pre-human hominid could have inhabited various regions of the Earth at the same time in the prehistoric past. Whether or not any particular species would've rated as "sentient" is questionable; although a few of them did leave evidence of tool use, and one (Neanderthals) left evidence of simple musical instruments, and possibly art as well.

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* Depending on whether you're Even if the taxonomy is in a lumper or state of constant flux and their status as a splitter, species fluctuates, fossil evidence indicates that points towards several different lineages of human cohabiting as many recently as ''nine'' distinct types 50,000 years ago. Although their degree of pre-human hominid could have inhabited various regions sapience would vary quite a bit, all members of the Earth at genus ''Homo'' are known to be able to manufacture tools, and the same time in the prehistoric past. Whether or not any particular species would've rated latter lineages, such as "sentient" Neanderthals, have been shown to be capable of elaborating art. There is questionable; although a few of them did leave also genetic evidence of tool use, two of those extinct lineages (the Neanderthals and one (Neanderthals) left evidence the poorly known Denisovans) having mated with modern humans.
* Chimpanzees have been sighted manufacturing stone tools, so they have officially entered the stone age.
* There are several groups
of simple musical instruments, animals who show telltale signs of sapience and possibly art culture as well.we understand it, but not to the degree of complexity we humans exhibit. Those include the rest of the great apes, dolphins, elephants, and, surprisingly enough, parrots, and crows and ravens.
31st May '17 11:41:38 AM Theriocephalus
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And that's not even counting subspecies. Just counting the types of goblins there are [[TooDumbToLive common Dominarian Goblins]], Kobolds, [[CannonFodder Rathi Moggs]], [[UpperClassTwit Mercadian Kyren]], [[IdiotSavant Mirran Krark-Clan]], [[{{Kappa}} Kamigawan Akki]], [[CuriosityIsACrapshoot Lorwyn]]-[[HordeOfAlienLocusts Shadowmoor]] Boggarts, [[AxCrazy Redcaps]], [[DeterminedHomesteader Hobgoblins]], and [[HufflepuffHouse Spriggans]], [[LetsMeetTheMeat ratlike Jund Dragon Fodder]], and [[WhatIsThisFeeling Phyrexian Squealstokes]].

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And that's not even counting subspecies. Just counting the types of goblins there are [[TooDumbToLive common Dominarian Goblins]], Kobolds, [[CannonFodder Rathi Moggs]], [[UpperClassTwit Mercadian Kyren]], the [[IdiotSavant Mirran Krark-Clan]], [[{{Kappa}} Kamigawan Akki]], [[CuriosityIsACrapshoot Lorwyn]]-[[HordeOfAlienLocusts Lorwyn]]-[[HungryMenace Shadowmoor]] Boggarts, [[AxCrazy Redcaps]], [[DeterminedHomesteader Hobgoblins]], and [[HufflepuffHouse Spriggans]], Spriggans and Stream Hoppers]], [[LetsMeetTheMeat ratlike Jund Dragon Fodder]], dragon fodder]], and [[WhatIsThisFeeling Phyrexian Squealstokes]].
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