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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.
17th Jan '16 8:02:37 PM nombretomado
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* The character M3 Green, from ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'', was an overly cautious coward. His race features in the StarfleetCorpsOfEngineers novels, having been named the Nasat, and their hat is indeed "being overly cautious". However, the lead Nasat character, P8 Blue, is a straight-forward case of MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch, as she loves shaking things up and taking risks.

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* The character M3 Green, from ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'', was an overly cautious coward. His race features in the StarfleetCorpsOfEngineers Literature/StarfleetCorpsOfEngineers novels, having been named the Nasat, and their hat is indeed "being overly cautious". However, the lead Nasat character, P8 Blue, is a straight-forward case of MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch, as she loves shaking things up and taking risks.
16th Nov '15 9:24:36 PM dodoria
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* ''Film/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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* ''Film/Predator'' ''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.
16th Nov '15 9:23:12 PM dodoria
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* ''Film/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.
5th Nov '15 1:33:53 PM HighCrate
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* In the Ronald [=McDonald=] cartoon movies, Grimace travels to the island of his people, the Grimaces.

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* %%* In the Ronald [=McDonald=] cartoon movies, Grimace travels to the island of his people, the Grimaces.



** The Nibblonians take Nibbler's defining characteristic (that he's an ExtremeOmnivore who consumes things much larger than him) and make it one of the fundemental concepts of their culture. Let the Feast of a Thousand Hams begin!

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** The Nibblonians take Nibbler's defining characteristic (that he's an ExtremeOmnivore who consumes things much larger than him) and make it one of the fundemental fundamental concepts of their culture. Let the Feast of a Thousand Hams begin!
3rd Nov '15 3:52:51 PM Plactus
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* Every member of Yoda's species listed on Wookieepedia is a Jedi, and most of them are Masters. Not all of them are {{Strange Syntax Speaker}}s like Yoda, though.
17th Jul '15 7:23:36 PM thatother1dude
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* Subverted in the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "Plankton's Army": Plankton calls in his entire extend family for aid, expecting each to be an EvilGenius like him. Instead he walks out to an endless mass of {{Country Cousin}}s.
-->'''Plankton:''' [[StrangerInAFamiliarLand I've been away from home for longer than I thought.]]
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