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18th Feb '17 5:56:33 PM Prometheus117
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* ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' had Roodaka, a treacherous and cruel female Vortixx, and possible the only toy whose gender you could guess [[TertiarySexualCharacteristics simply by]] [[NonMammalMammaries her looks]]. When we learn of the Vortixx culture, it turns out that every female of her race is as mean, but not only that, as it's also revealed that the whole species looks ''exactly'' like her... including the males.

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* ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' had Roodaka, a treacherous and cruel female Vortixx, and possible the only toy whose gender you could guess [[TertiarySexualCharacteristics simply by]] [[NonMammalMammaries her looks]]. When we learn of the Vortixx culture, it turns out that every female of her race is as mean, mean (though it is noted most are nowhere as near traitorous or ambitious), but not only that, as it's also revealed that the whole species looks ''exactly'' like her... including the males.
13th Jan '17 11:52:08 PM PhantomRider
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** A weird example in the revival series, after a certain point the regeneration effect for the Doctor and ''all'' other Time Lords is modeled consistently after the streaming golden energy effect used by the Ninth Doctor in "The Parting of the Ways", even though that was supposed to show the time vortex radiation leaving his body. The Doctor's regenerations in the classic series had used various effects, with the only other Time Lord seen regenerating (Romana) doing so in a [[CostumeTestMontage totally different way]]. Though it did serve a purpose: sometimes you didn't know a character ''was'' a Time Lord until you saw the regen effect; there being such a thing as What A Regeneration Looks Like that is unmistakable was a very good thing.

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** A weird example in the revival series, after a certain point the regeneration effect for the Doctor and ''all'' other Time Lords is modeled consistently after the streaming golden energy effect used by the Ninth Doctor in "The Parting of the Ways", even though that was supposed to show the time vortex radiation leaving his body. The one exception is the Master's more colorful effect. (His is also less violent-looking, surprisingly, though it ''did'' have him screaming in pain.) The Doctor's regenerations in the classic series had used various effects, with the only other Time Lord seen regenerating (Romana) doing so in a [[CostumeTestMontage totally different way]]. Though it did serve a purpose: sometimes you didn't know learned a character ''was'' a Time Lord until you saw by seeing the regeneration regen effect; there being such a thing as What A Regeneration Looks Like that is was unmistakable was a very put to good thing.use during the Eleventh Doctor's tenure. However, Eleven becoming Twelve, and The General's regeneration in "Hell Bent," didn't use the same effect as "Parting of the Ways," or as each other. (Regeneration energy remains yellow, though.)



** The Sontarans were introduced in "The Time Warrior" with a Hat based on an exaggeration of the the historical setting of the story, which was the Medieval period - a BloodKnight race which focused strongly on BlueAndOrangeMorality and conquest. They quickly derailed into general time-travelling soldiers to use when Daleks wouldn't be appropriate (described by some as "poor man's Daleks"). The revival series attempted to {{Retool}} them to use their cloning as their Hat, but then Strax, a Sontaran written as TheDitz, was introduced. Future appearances of the Sontarans in both the show and the spinoff media inherit a lot of Strax's traits, such as outrageous CardCarryingVillain elements, bumbling mannerisms and inability to understand the concept of gender. (This despite Strax being established as a bit cracked due to CameBackWrong. Compare him in "A Good Man Goes To War" to ''everything else.'') When last seen as the villains of the episode, they were basically Klingons by another name.

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** The Sontarans were introduced in "The Time Warrior" with a Hat based on an exaggeration of the the historical setting of the story, which was the Medieval period - a BloodKnight race which focused strongly on BlueAndOrangeMorality and conquest. They quickly derailed into general time-travelling soldiers to use when Daleks wouldn't be appropriate (described by some as "poor man's Daleks"). The revival series attempted to {{Retool}} them to use their cloning as their Hat, but then Strax, a Sontaran written as TheDitz, was introduced. Future appearances of the Sontarans in both the show and the spinoff media inherit a lot of Strax's traits, such as outrageous CardCarryingVillain elements, bumbling mannerisms and inability to understand the concept of gender. (This despite Strax being established as a bit cracked due to CameBackWrong. Compare him He himself was very different in his "A Good Man Goes To War" to ''everything else.'') debut.) When last seen as the villains of the episode, they Sontarans were basically Klingons by another name.
1st Dec '16 3:58:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', the T-800 wields a minigun in one scene because it is most effective in achieving a particular goal (namely, scaring off the police). ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'' and ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'', in contrast, show the T-800s using the minigun as their preferred weapon of choice.
* In ''Film/SesameStreetPresentsFollowThatBird'', it turns out that Grouches (like Oscar) are a distinct species of monster that have the same preferences for trash and snarkiness, as seen in the pre-credits "Grouch Anthem" and [[FoodFight the Don't Drop Inn sequence]]. This is reinforced in ''Elmo in Grouchland'', where we also learn that all Grouches have a HiddenHeartOfGold as well.

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* In ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', the T-800 wields a minigun in one scene because it is most effective in achieving a particular goal (namely, scaring off the police). ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'' and ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'', in contrast, show the T-800s using the minigun as their preferred weapon of choice.
* In ''Film/SesameStreetPresentsFollowThatBird'', it turns out that Grouches (like Oscar) are a distinct species of monster that have the same preferences for trash and snarkiness, as seen in the pre-credits "Grouch Anthem" and [[FoodFight the Don't Drop Inn sequence]]. This is reinforced in ''Elmo in Grouchland'', where we also learn that all Grouches have a HiddenHeartOfGold as well.
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* ''Film/{{Predator}}'' is about a visiting alien who [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame hunts people]]. So naturally, [[Franchise/{{Predator}} the series]] is about an alien species that hunts people. There's also a [[Franchise/AlienVsPredator series of crossovers]] that imagines how they would interact with Xenomorphs; apparently, they hunt them too.


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* In ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', the T-800 wields a minigun in one scene because it is most effective in achieving a particular goal (namely, scaring off the police). ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'' and ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'', in contrast, show the T-800s using the minigun as their preferred weapon of choice.
* In ''Film/SesameStreetPresentsFollowThatBird'', it turns out that Grouches (like Oscar) are a distinct species of monster that have the same preferences for trash and snarkiness, as seen in the pre-credits "Grouch Anthem" and [[FoodFight the Don't Drop Inn sequence]]. This is reinforced in ''Elmo in Grouchland'', where we also learn that all Grouches have a HiddenHeartOfGold as well.
* ''Film/{{Predator}}'' is about a visiting alien who [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame hunts people]]. So naturally, [[Franchise/{{Predator}} the series]] is about an alien species that hunts people. There's also a [[Franchise/AlienVsPredator series of crossovers]] that imagines how they would interact with Xenomorphs; apparently, they hunt them too.
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1st Dec '16 3:58:09 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}} 2'', the four main characters arrive to Africa and meet their own species. Apparently, all hippos are sassy like Gloria, all giraffes are neurotic and hypochondria-prone like Melman, and all zebras are laid-back and wise-cracking like Marty (as well as [[PlanetOfSteves look and sound exactly like him]]). Averted with Alex, who's an odd one out of his species with his flamboyant mannerisms and love of dancing.
* ''Predator'' is about a visiting alien who [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame hunts people]]. So naturally, the series is about an alien species that hunts people. There's also a [[Franchise/AlienVsPredator series of crossovers]] that imagines how they would interact with Xenomorphs; apparently, they hunt them too.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}} 2'', ''WesternAnimation/MadagascarEscape2Africa'', the four main characters arrive to Africa and meet their own species. Apparently, all hippos are sassy like Gloria, all giraffes are neurotic and hypochondria-prone like Melman, and all zebras are laid-back and wise-cracking like Marty (as well as [[PlanetOfSteves look and sound exactly like him]]). Averted with Alex, who's an odd one out of his species with his flamboyant mannerisms and love of dancing.
* ''Predator'' ''Film/{{Predator}}'' is about a visiting alien who [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame hunts people]]. So naturally, [[Franchise/{{Predator}} the series series]] is about an alien species that hunts people. There's also a [[Franchise/AlienVsPredator series of crossovers]] that imagines how they would interact with Xenomorphs; apparently, they hunt them too.
1st Dec '16 3:57:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* Boba Fett's armor and style became the inspiration for Mandalorians being a ProudWarriorRace full of {{Badass}}es.

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* Boba Fett's armor and style became the inspiration for Mandalorians being a ProudWarriorRace full of {{Badass}}es.badasses.
30th Sep '16 10:27:10 AM Discar
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': Consistently subverted, which sets the tone for the new EU. Aliens from minor races consistently show up and act nothing like their representatives from the movies. Watto was a Toydarian slaver and ruthless businessman; the Toydarians in the series are a peace-loving kingdom with philanthropy written directly into their constitution. The Twi'Leks are portrayed as a normal people (even though their homeworld is under siege during the series), and not a single dancing girl shows up. No Rodian we see is a bounty hunter, and while they almost support the Separatists, they are simply trying to survive in a galaxy gone mad. Even the Mandalorians, the most infamous ProudWarriorRace PlanetOfHats from the old EU, get some of this. They are actually pacifists, having kicked out all the war-mongering crazies a few decades before the Clone Wars. The Deathwatch still acts like old Mandalorians, but they're an organization united by the fact that they want to act like old Mandalorians, so they're not a normal example.
9th Jul '16 11:27:29 AM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' had Roodaka, a treacherous and cruel female Vortixx, and possible the only toy whose gender you could guess [[TertiarySexualCharacteristics simply by]] [[NonMammalMammaries her looks]]. When we learn of the Vortixx culture, it turns out that every female of her race is as mean, but not only that, as it's also revealed that the whole species looks ''exactly'' like her... including the males.

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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' had Roodaka, a treacherous and cruel female Vortixx, and possible the only toy whose gender you could guess [[TertiarySexualCharacteristics simply by]] [[NonMammalMammaries her looks]]. When we learn of the Vortixx culture, it turns out that every female of her race is as mean, but not only that, as it's also revealed that the whole species looks ''exactly'' like her... including the males.
5th Jul '16 5:04:01 PM WillKeaton
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** While not the first Bajoran seen on screen, [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Ro Laren]] was the first with any real amount of screen time. In an episode she shows a more religious side (compared to Geordi). Come ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', religion became the Bajorans' hat. A rather mild example, though, but conspicuous because of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'''s atheist tenor. They also acquired the hat that the Bajorans who weren't saintly calm spiritual leaders were generally short-tempered ex-terrorists (it didn't help that the main Bajoran character in ''[=DS9=]'' was a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute for Ensign Ro when Michelle Forbes wouldn't commit to being a regular character). Ironically, when Ro Laren became a main character in the ''Literature/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch'' novels they [[DivergentCharacterEvolution distinguished her from Kira]] by saying she ''[[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch wasn't]]'' religious, and thought the {{Sufficiently Advanced Alien}}s in the wormhole were simply that.

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** While not the first Bajoran seen on screen, [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Ro Laren]] was the first with any real amount of screen time. In an episode she shows a more religious side (compared to Geordi). Come ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', religion became the Bajorans' hat. A rather mild example, though, but conspicuous because of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'''s atheist tenor. They also acquired the hat that the Bajorans who weren't saintly calm spiritual leaders were generally short-tempered ex-terrorists (it ex-terrorists. (It didn't help that the main Bajoran character in ''[=DS9=]'' was a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute for Ensign Ro when Michelle Forbes wouldn't commit to being a regular character). character.) Ironically, when Ro Laren became a main character in the ''Literature/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch'' novels they [[DivergentCharacterEvolution distinguished her from Kira]] by saying she ''[[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch wasn't]]'' religious, and thought the {{Sufficiently Advanced Alien}}s in the wormhole were simply that.
5th Jul '16 5:00:27 PM WillKeaton
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Franchise/StarWarsLegends used this ''aggressively''. With only three movies worth of content to start off with, writers had to create entire races based on minor extras that happened to have unique make-up.

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Franchise/StarWarsLegends ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' used this ''aggressively''. With only three movies worth of content to start off with, writers had to create entire races based on minor extras that happened to have unique make-up.
23rd May '16 8:40:28 AM thatother1dude
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', when other aliens of Roger's race appear, they share his campiness and snarky sense of humor, though this was at least alluded to in an earlier episode where Roger explained that his people are naturally bitchy, and will become sick and die if they hold their tongues and be nice for too long.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', when other aliens of Roger's race appear, they share his campiness and snarky sense of humor, though this This was at least a alluded to in an earlier episode where Roger explained that his people are naturally bitchy, and will become sick and die if they hold their tongues and be nice for too long.


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* Zig-zagged by the gems in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. We eventually find out gems are made artificially in distinct types ''designed'' to be interchangeable, but are still capable of individuality and the main cast are a bunch of defectors from their Homeworld who are far from typical.
** Pearl is a prim perfectionist who [[BloodKnight likes to fight]] and is extremely dedicated to her former leader Rose. Turns out the dedication and prim are regular, but not the perfectionism or fighting, as Pearls are a ServantRace [[BeautifulSlaveGirl used as secretaries and living window dressing]].
** Amethyst is a short, reckless prankster who relies on brute force. She turns out to be a quartz type of gem, which are made to be warrior-leaders, but Amethyst's jovial nature doesn't seem very common (Jasper is another quartz and a humorless brute) and quartz are usually enormous--Amethyst's stature is essentially a birth defect. Rose Quartz is also a quartz gem, but she's a graceful FriendToAllLivingThings--the only part she fits is being LargeAndInCharge.
** Ruby is very emotive and physical. Rubies turn out to be HotBlooded, disposable grunts made for fighting, but the Crystal Gem Ruby proves herself much more thoughtful and caring than the others. In fact, most other Rubies are [[DumbMuscle utterly rock stupid]] in comparison.
-->'''Amethyst:''' Man. Rubies are ''dumb.''\\
'''Garnet:''' Not all of them.
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