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12th Feb '17 2:50:03 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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Traditional centaurs [[ExposedExtraterrestrials do not bother with clothing.]]

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Traditional Physically, a few other things can vary. For one, traditional centaurs [[ExposedExtraterrestrials do not bother with clothing.]]
]] Also, modern depictions (possibly to make them look more distinctive) sometimes have their human parts look [[ALittleBitBeastly slightly equine]], which was never mentioned in the original myths.
19th Jan '17 4:35:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu''. The T.O.M.E. (Theatre Of the Mind Enterprises) supplement ''Pursuit to Kadath'' has the Dragon Warriors, a set of monsters created by the CthulhuMythos deity Yig. One of them is Choara, a giant black scorpion with the torso, arms and head of a human.

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* ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu''. The T.O.M.E. (Theatre Of the Mind Enterprises) supplement ''Pursuit to Kadath'' has the Dragon Warriors, a set of monsters created by the CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos deity Yig. One of them is Choara, a giant black scorpion with the torso, arms and head of a human.
18th Jan '17 8:32:50 PM Luppercus
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* A centaurette is one of the students in ''WesternAnimation/GravedaleHigh'', considered beauty for monster standards.
3rd Jan '17 7:42:27 PM MiddleEighth
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*George [[VoluntaryShapeshifting does a centaur]] frequently in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone'', both to carry Ringo and to trot along with serious stamina and still be able to talk. In that shape he's extremely hairy, he's terrified of things that smell like predators, and he has good hearing and night vision. He defaults to a heavy warmblood horse-half rather than a sleek Arabian, so he's not very fast (though he could certainly do a sleeker one if he wanted).
3rd Jan '17 2:30:31 AM Spindriver
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** Yrth, the world of ''TabletopGame/GURPS Banestorm'', has fairly conventional (human/horse-like) centaurs. They're actually immigrants from Loren'dil, a world without humans or horses; the mere existence of horses (initially seen as deformed or maimed centaurs) may confuse or horrify them, and they dislike the paraphernalia of human horse-riding. They live in small nomadic herds across the plains of al-Wazif, al-Haz, Cardiel, and the Orclands. Most are brash, impetuous, footloose party animals, and not especially bright, but a few are highly intelligent and scholarly -- thus reflecting both the Greek idea of thuggish centaurs (in toned-down form) and the intellectual Chiron.

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** Yrth, the world of ''TabletopGame/GURPS Banestorm'', ''TabletopGame/GURPSBanestorm'', has fairly conventional (human/horse-like) centaurs. They're actually immigrants from Loren'dil, a world without humans or horses; the mere existence of horses (initially seen as deformed or maimed centaurs) may confuse or horrify them, and they dislike the paraphernalia of human horse-riding. They live in small nomadic herds across the plains of al-Wazif, al-Haz, Cardiel, and the Orclands. Most are brash, impetuous, footloose party animals, and not especially bright, but a few are highly intelligent and scholarly -- thus reflecting both the Greek idea of thuggish centaurs (in toned-down form) and the intellectual Chiron.
3rd Jan '17 2:29:06 AM Spindriver
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Some modern depictions will have centaurs as [[ProudScholarRace wise scholars]]; this version is inspired by the mythological centaur Chiron, who mentored several of the Greek heroes. He was [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch very much atypical, though]]. [[note]]Justified to a degree: standard centaurs have the ancestors Ixion/Nephele, only Chiron has Kronos/Palmyra.[[/note]] The other common modern depiction is to make them into a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race]], which at least agrees with the myths that centaurs are violent, even if the whole 'code of honor' thing seems to clash with the Classical centaurs' frequent depiction as drunken, dimwitted thugs.

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Some modern depictions will have centaurs as [[ProudScholarRace wise scholars]]; this version is inspired by the mythological centaur Chiron, who mentored several of the Greek heroes. He was [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch very much atypical, though]]. [[note]]Justified to a degree: standard centaurs have the ancestors Ixion/Nephele, only Chiron has Kronos/Palmyra.[[/note]] The other common modern depiction is to make them into a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race]], which at least agrees with the myths that centaurs are violent, even if the whole 'code "code of honor' honor" thing seems to clash with the Classical centaurs' frequent depiction as drunken, dimwitted thugs.



* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}''
** ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Fantasy Folk'' has Onocentaurs: half human, half donkey.
** ''TabletopGame/GURPSTechnomancer'' had two chimeras: a spider centaur (Homo Sapiens Arachne) and a serpent centaur (Homo Sapiens Serpens).

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* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}''
''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' offers various variations on the theme in different supplements:
** ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Yrth, the world of ''TabletopGame/GURPS Banestorm'', has fairly conventional (human/horse-like) centaurs. They're actually immigrants from Loren'dil, a world without humans or horses; the mere existence of horses (initially seen as deformed or maimed centaurs) may confuse or horrify them, and they dislike the paraphernalia of human horse-riding. They live in small nomadic herds across the plains of al-Wazif, al-Haz, Cardiel, and the Orclands. Most are brash, impetuous, footloose party animals, and not especially bright, but a few are highly intelligent and scholarly -- thus reflecting both the Greek idea of thuggish centaurs (in toned-down form) and the intellectual Chiron.
** ''GURPS
Fantasy Folk'' has Onocentaurs: half human, half donkey.
** ''TabletopGame/GURPSTechnomancer'' had has two relevant chimeras: a spider centaur (Homo Sapiens Arachne) and a serpent centaur (Homo Sapiens Serpens).
31st Dec '16 12:39:56 PM nombretomado
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*** And humans aren't the only ones combined with scorpions. Since ''{{Eberron}}'''s [[OurElvesAreBetter Drow are different]], they have the Scorrow.

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*** And humans aren't the only ones combined with scorpions. Since ''{{Eberron}}'''s ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'''s [[OurElvesAreBetter Drow are different]], they have the Scorrow.
20th Dec '16 5:46:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* The DragonQuest series has a few examples, such as the [[PunnyName sintaur]] from DragonQuestVI and the [[MoneySpider balhib]] from DragonQuestV.

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* The DragonQuest series has a few examples, such as the [[PunnyName sintaur]] from DragonQuestVI ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVI'' and the [[MoneySpider balhib]] from DragonQuestV.''VideoGame/DragonQuestV''.
7th Dec '16 9:28:29 AM Doug86
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** A royal knight from ''Anime/DigimonSavers'', [[NorseMythology Sleipmon]] [[DubNameChange or]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Kentaurosmon]], is a 6 legged centaur with a more horse-like head on it's humanoid upper body, thus having [[MeaningfulName 8 limbs in total]] (though they also have two fake "legs" acting as a belt just in case the last two being arms "didn't count") just like the horse they are originally named after. Their weapons of choice are a shield and crossbow instead of a traditional bow though and unlike many other examples is covered head to hoof in armor.

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** A royal knight from ''Anime/DigimonSavers'', [[NorseMythology [[Myth/NorseMythology Sleipmon]] [[DubNameChange or]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Kentaurosmon]], is a 6 legged centaur with a more horse-like head on it's humanoid upper body, thus having [[MeaningfulName 8 limbs in total]] (though they also have two fake "legs" acting as a belt just in case the last two being arms "didn't count") just like the horse they are originally named after. Their weapons of choice are a shield and crossbow instead of a traditional bow though and unlike many other examples is covered head to hoof in armor.
27th Nov '16 2:35:53 PM nombretomado
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* The centaurs of ''{{Narnia}}'' are completely opposed to the classic Greek ones, as they are brave fighters in Aslan's army. The individual centaurs Glenstorm ("Prince Caspian") and Roonwit ("The Last Battle") are Chiron-like scholars.

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* The centaurs of ''{{Narnia}}'' ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' are completely opposed to the classic Greek ones, as they are brave fighters in Aslan's army. The individual centaurs Glenstorm ("Prince Caspian") (''Literature/PrinceCaspian'') and Roonwit ("The Last Battle") (''Literature/TheLastBattle'') are Chiron-like scholars.
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