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16th Apr '16 10:33:20 PM vifetoile
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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).



* 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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* In Catherynne M. Valente's ''Literature/TheOrphansTales,'' she uses a wide variety of races, almost all of which are based on legends of our world. There are humans, to start with. There are animals such as hedgehogs, goldfish, cormorants, polar bears, and herons, which talk and have their own societies. Then there are Stars, djinni (made from Star-fire), the Yi, and the Hsien, for races that come from the heavens. Races that come from the sea include Magyrs, mermaids (a brief mention), Lamia, and selkies. On earth there are Arimaspians and other cyclops, giants, Griffins, dragons, Monopods, Cynocepheli, huldras, harpies, manticores, Gaselli, satyrs, kappas, and there are references to more.
7th Mar '16 6:00:48 PM MasterGhandalf
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* The world of ''Literature/TheDaggerAndTheCoin'' was once ruled by intelligent dragons, who reshaped their human slaves into a wide variety of forms, some of which resemble "standard" fantasy races and some of which... don't. In addition to the Firstbloods (baseline humans), the Cinnae (pale, ethereal, intellectual, and rather snooty, filling the [[OurElvesAreBetter "elf niche"]]) and the Yemmu (big, burly, and tusked, essentially big [[OurOrcsAreDifferent orcs]] or small [[OurOgresAreHungrier ogres]]), we have the canine Tralgu, otter-like Kurtadam, aquatic Drowned, glowing-eyed Dartinae, arctic Haaverkin, reptilian Jasuru and Timzinae, [[HiveQueen eusocial]] Southlings, and the rarely-seen Raushadam and Haunadam.
8th Jan '16 2:39:50 PM Berrenta
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** [[OurGodsAreGreater Gods]]. The immortals who live in the High Plane, they follow their own agendas and scheme against one another while using the mortal races for their own ends.

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** [[OurGodsAreGreater [[OurGodsAreDifferent Gods]]. The immortals who live in the High Plane, they follow their own agendas and scheme against one another while using the mortal races for their own ends.
8th Jan '16 12:56:17 PM nombretomado
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* ''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, diminuitive cousins to Dwarfs), and Salamanders.

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* ''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, diminuitive diminutive cousins to Dwarfs), and Salamanders.



* In Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''{{Spellsinger}}'' series, literally ''every species'' of mammal, bird, amphibian, or turtle on Earth has an equivalent intelligent race. An unspecified number of insect (Plated Folk) and spider (Weaver) species likewise come in sentient as well as mundane varieties. [[LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy Humans are also present]], as are numerous other intelligent races, some with a mythological basis (dragons, fairies, unicorns) and others made up from scratch. All told, that's got to be ''tens of thousands'' of races at a minimum, possibly over a million.

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* In Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''{{Spellsinger}}'' ''Literature/{{Spellsinger}}'' series, literally ''every species'' of mammal, bird, amphibian, or turtle on Earth has an equivalent intelligent race. An unspecified number of insect (Plated Folk) and spider (Weaver) species likewise come in sentient as well as mundane varieties. [[LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy Humans are also present]], as are numerous other intelligent races, some with a mythological basis (dragons, fairies, unicorns) and others made up from scratch. All told, that's got to be ''tens of thousands'' of races at a minimum, possibly over a million.
2nd Jan '16 9:52:06 PM MagnusForce
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* The ''Franchise/UltraSeries''. Along with its numerous {{Kaiju}}, it's also had plenty of aliens (referred as Seijin, meaning Star-People) over its [[LongRunners nearly 50 year run]]. While the original ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' and the preceding but lesser-known ''Series/UltraQ'' had some, it wasn't until the largely-{{Kaiju}}less ''Series/{{Ultraseven}}'' that the aliens became a regular part of the show. To name the most well-known, we've got Baltan Seijin, Metron Seijin, Zarab Seijin, Gutz Seijin, Knuckle Seijin, Temperor Seijin, Dada Seijin, Mephilas Sejin, Magma Seijin, Babalou Seijin, Hipporito Seijin, and Valky Seijin. [[LongList Phew!]]
22nd Dec '15 3:27:11 PM Theriocephalus
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** As of Season 4 of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', we have the first three of those as the most common races of equine, plus Crystal Ponies, Breezies, Changelings, Saddle Arabians, Zebras, Donkeys, [[InterspeciesRomance Mules]], and [[PhysicalGod Alicorns]]. When you extend it to ''non''-equine races, you also have [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons]], Griffons, Diamond Dogs, Centaurs, Minotaurs, Buffalo, at least three sapient farm animals(two of which are taken care of by Applejack's family for some reason), [[CanonDiscontinuity Humans]], Sea Serpents, [[PhysicalGod Draconequii]], and whatever Ahuizotl is. If you dip into the [[ExpandedUniverse books and comics]], you add to the bundle Seaponies and Merponies, Trolls, Giant Spiders, Demons of varying sorts, [[OurMonstersAreWeird Moonbeasts]], and a plethora of intelligent underwater denizens

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** As of Season 4 of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', we have the first three of those as the most common races of equine, plus Crystal Ponies, Breezies, Changelings, Saddle Arabians, Zebras, Donkeys, [[InterspeciesRomance Mules]], and [[PhysicalGod Alicorns]]. When you extend it to ''non''-equine races, you also have [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons]], Griffons, Diamond Dogs, Centaurs, Minotaurs, Buffalo, at least three sapient farm animals(two animals (two of which are taken care of by Applejack's family for some reason), [[CanonDiscontinuity Humans]], Sea Serpents, [[PhysicalGod Draconequii]], and whatever Ahuizotl is.[[Myth/AztecMythology Ahuizotls]]. If you dip into the [[ExpandedUniverse books and comics]], you add to the bundle Seaponies and Merponies, Trolls, Giant Spiders, Demons of varying sorts, [[OurMonstersAreWeird Moonbeasts]], and a plethora of intelligent underwater denizens
22nd Dec '15 3:24:55 PM Theriocephalus
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** As of Season 4 of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', we have the first three of those as the most common races of equine, plus Crystal Ponies, Breezies, Changelings, Saddle Arabians, Zebras, Donkeys, [[InterspeciesRomance Mules]], and [[PhysicalGod Alicorns]]. When you extend it to ''non''-Equine races, you also have [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons]], Griffons, Diamond Dogs, Centaurs, Minotaurs, Buffalo, at least three sapient farm animals(two of which are taken care of by Applejack's family for some reason), [[CanonDiscontinuity Humans]], Sea Serpents, [[PhysicalGod Draconequii]], and whatever Ahuizotl is. If you dip into the [[ExpandedUniverse books and comics]], you add to the bundle Seaponies and Merponies, Trolls, Giant Spiders, Demons of varying sorts, [[OurMonstersAreWeird Moonbeasts]], and a plethora of intelligent underwater denizens

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** As of Season 4 of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', we have the first three of those as the most common races of equine, plus Crystal Ponies, Breezies, Changelings, Saddle Arabians, Zebras, Donkeys, [[InterspeciesRomance Mules]], and [[PhysicalGod Alicorns]]. When you extend it to ''non''-Equine ''non''-equine races, you also have [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons]], Griffons, Diamond Dogs, Centaurs, Minotaurs, Buffalo, at least three sapient farm animals(two of which are taken care of by Applejack's family for some reason), [[CanonDiscontinuity Humans]], Sea Serpents, [[PhysicalGod Draconequii]], and whatever Ahuizotl is. If you dip into the [[ExpandedUniverse books and comics]], you add to the bundle Seaponies and Merponies, Trolls, Giant Spiders, Demons of varying sorts, [[OurMonstersAreWeird Moonbeasts]], and a plethora of intelligent underwater denizens
22nd Dec '15 3:23:34 PM Theriocephalus
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** As of Season 4 of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', we have the first three of those as the most common races of equine, plus Crystal Ponies, Breezies, Changelings, Saddle Arabians, Zebras, Donkeys, [[InterspeciesRomance Mules]], and [[PhysicalGod Alicorns]]. When you extend it to ''non''-Equine races, you also have [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons]], Griffons, Diamond Dogs, Centaurs, Minotaurs, Buffalo, at least three sapient farm animals(two of which are taken care of by Applejack's family for some reason), [[CanonDiscontinuity Humans]], Sea Serpents, [[PhysicalGod Draconequii]], and whatever Ahuizotl is. If you dip into the [[ExpandedUniverse books and comics]], you add to the bundle Seaponies and Merponies, Trolls, Giant Spiders, Demons of varying sorts, [[OurMonstersAreWierd Moonbeasts]], and a plethora of intelligent underwater denizens

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** As of Season 4 of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', we have the first three of those as the most common races of equine, plus Crystal Ponies, Breezies, Changelings, Saddle Arabians, Zebras, Donkeys, [[InterspeciesRomance Mules]], and [[PhysicalGod Alicorns]]. When you extend it to ''non''-Equine races, you also have [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons]], Griffons, Diamond Dogs, Centaurs, Minotaurs, Buffalo, at least three sapient farm animals(two of which are taken care of by Applejack's family for some reason), [[CanonDiscontinuity Humans]], Sea Serpents, [[PhysicalGod Draconequii]], and whatever Ahuizotl is. If you dip into the [[ExpandedUniverse books and comics]], you add to the bundle Seaponies and Merponies, Trolls, Giant Spiders, Demons of varying sorts, [[OurMonstersAreWierd [[OurMonstersAreWeird Moonbeasts]], and a plethora of intelligent underwater denizens
22nd Dec '15 3:21:39 PM Theriocephalus
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** As of Season 4 of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', we have the first three of those as the most common races of Equine, plus Crystal Ponies, Breezies, Changelings, Saddle Arabians, Zebras, Donkeys, [[InterspeciesRomance Mules]], and Alicorns. When you extend it to ''non''-Equine races, you also have [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons]], Griffons, Diamond Dogs, Centaurs, Minotaurs, Buffalo, at least three sapient farm animals(two of which are taken care of by Applejack's family for some reason), [[CanonDiscontinuity Humans]], Sea Serpents, [[PhysicalGod Draconequii]], and whatever Ahuizotl is. If you dip into the [[ExpandedUniverse books and comics]], you add to the bundle Seaponies and Merponies, Trolls, Giant Spiders, Demons of varying sorts, [[OurMonstersAreWierder Moonbeasts]], and a plethora of intelligent underwater denizens

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** As of Season 4 of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', we have the first three of those as the most common races of Equine, equine, plus Crystal Ponies, Breezies, Changelings, Saddle Arabians, Zebras, Donkeys, [[InterspeciesRomance Mules]], and Alicorns.[[PhysicalGod Alicorns]]. When you extend it to ''non''-Equine races, you also have [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons]], Griffons, Diamond Dogs, Centaurs, Minotaurs, Buffalo, at least three sapient farm animals(two of which are taken care of by Applejack's family for some reason), [[CanonDiscontinuity Humans]], Sea Serpents, [[PhysicalGod Draconequii]], and whatever Ahuizotl is. If you dip into the [[ExpandedUniverse books and comics]], you add to the bundle Seaponies and Merponies, Trolls, Giant Spiders, Demons of varying sorts, [[OurMonstersAreWierder [[OurMonstersAreWierd Moonbeasts]], and a plethora of intelligent underwater denizens
9th Dec '15 1:02:13 PM luchog
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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.

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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, questionable; although a few of them did leave evidence of tool use.use, and one (Neanderthals) left evidence of simple musical instruments, and possibly art as well.
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