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14th May '16 11:02:33 PM Qaianna
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* CivilizedAnimal - This is an intermediary stage between animals who talk and animals who might as well be human. They generally have half the mannerisms of a human and half the mannerisms of the animal. WesternAnimation/BugsBunny would be an excellent example: he lives in a hole in the forest and is hunted by Elmer Fudd -- and he stands upright, wears WhiteGloves, and tries to take vacations to Aruba. Brian the dog in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' is this trope; he drinks martinis, walks on two legs and goes to college but also barks at people, scratches his butt on the carpet and so forth. Its seminal use in literature is ''TheWindInTheWillows''... Which is itself [[FurryConfusion rather confusing]] at some points (Toad lives in a splendid old Hall, Mole lives in a hole in the ground).

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* CivilizedAnimal - This is an intermediary stage between animals who talk and animals who might as well be human. They generally have half the mannerisms of a human and half the mannerisms of the animal. WesternAnimation/BugsBunny would be an excellent example: he lives in a hole in the forest and is hunted by Elmer Fudd -- and he stands upright, wears WhiteGloves, and tries to take vacations to Aruba. Brian the dog in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' is this trope; he drinks martinis, walks on two legs and goes to college but also barks at people, scratches his butt on the carpet and so forth. [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight Sparkle]] and her friends go here too: they live in houses, are the top of civilization with technology and magic ... and walk on all fours and eat hay. Its seminal use in literature is ''TheWindInTheWillows''... Which is itself [[FurryConfusion rather confusing]] at some points (Toad lives in a splendid old Hall, Mole lives in a hole in the ground).
14th May '16 12:00:35 PM Morgenthaler
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** OctopoidAliens: - Tentacled non-skeletal aliens resembling terrestrial cephalopods. Most humans wonder if they're aliens to begin with, so why not include them to add to their non-humanness?
9th May '16 10:25:50 PM erforce
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* RidiculouslyHumanRobots - Robots that look and act pretty human, often unnecessarily so. So human, in fact, that sometimes it's hard to distinguish them from real humans. Examples include T-800 from the ''{{Terminator}}'' series.

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* RidiculouslyHumanRobots - Robots that look and act pretty human, often unnecessarily so. So human, in fact, that sometimes it's hard to distinguish them from real humans. Examples include T-800 from the ''{{Terminator}}'' ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' series.



* RobotBuddy - Robots with characteristics of humans or animals, usually with animal-like or human-like (but not [[UncannyValley too human-like]]) body shape. Examples include R2-D2 from ''StarWars''.

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* RobotBuddy - Robots with characteristics of humans or animals, usually with animal-like or human-like (but not [[UncannyValley too human-like]]) body shape. Examples include R2-D2 from ''StarWars''.''Franchise/StarWars''.
18th Feb '16 2:31:10 PM Dravencour
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* '''Borderline LittleBitBeastly:''' They have a animal-accented human face and body frame with the animal's ears, nose, tail (where applicable), markings, and sometimes fur, feathers, or scales. They have a nearly human-shaped head and little or no semblance of their species' muzzle. If they are a bird, they have the beak or bill respective to their species that is small regardless of their species on an otherwise human-shaped head. Unlike many PettingZooPeople, their hands and feet look basically like animal-accented human hands and feet respectively. They usually have [[NonMammalMammaries human-like breasts]] and usually have humanlike (often stylable) hair (or feathers if a bird) on their heads, whether male or female.

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* '''Borderline LittleBitBeastly:''' They have a animal-accented human face and body frame with the animal's ears, nose, tail (where applicable), markings, and sometimes fur, feathers, or scales. They have a nearly human-shaped head and little or no semblance of their species' muzzle. If they are a bird, they have the beak or bill respective to their species that is small regardless of their species on an otherwise human-shaped head. Unlike many PettingZooPeople, their hands and feet look basically like animal-accented human hands and feet respectively. They usually have [[NonMammalMammaries human-like breasts]] and usually have humanlike (often stylable) hair (or feathers if a bird) on their heads, whether male or female.
female. The WolfMan variety of {{Werewolf}} is probably the best example of this type.
25th Dec '15 5:30:30 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* HumanAliens - Aliens that look just like people. They may look a ''little'' different, they might have BizarreAlienBiology, or super advanced technology, or some form of superpowers, but no person would be able to tell the difference. [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]] is a good example.

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* HumanAliens - Aliens that look just like people. They may look a ''little'' different, they might have BizarreAlienBiology, or super advanced technology, or some form of superpowers, but no person would be able to tell the difference. [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]] is a and ComicBook/{{Superman}} are good example.examples.
19th Oct '15 11:20:54 AM FF32
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[[caption-width-right:134: Top to bottom: [[VisualPun Human]], LittleBitBeastly, PettingZooPeople, FunnyAnimal, SpeechImpairedAnimal, and Dog.[[note]]Pictured: Music/SnoopDogg, [[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Kotaro Inugami]], [[VideoGame/StarFox Wolf O'Donnell]], ComicBook/HornDog, Franchise/ScoobyDoo, and ''[[GratuitousLatin Canis lupus familiaris]]''.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:134: Top to bottom: [[VisualPun Human]], LittleBitBeastly, PettingZooPeople, FunnyAnimal, SpeechImpairedAnimal, and Dog.[[note]]Pictured: Music/SnoopDogg, [[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Kotaro Inugami]], [[VideoGame/StarFox Wolf O'Donnell]], ComicBook/HornDog, ComicBook/BobTheDog, Franchise/ScoobyDoo, and ''[[GratuitousLatin Canis lupus familiaris]]''.[[/note]]]]
18th Oct '15 11:34:11 AM nombretomado
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* [[MostWritersAreHuman Human]] - Just an ordinary, run of the mill human. This is what you need to be to be on this site. [[PowerpuffGirls Superintelligent chimps]] are NOT supposed to be given internet privileges, so any of those should go back to their cages ''right now''!

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* [[MostWritersAreHuman Human]] - Just an ordinary, run of the mill human. This is what you need to be to be on this site. [[PowerpuffGirls [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Superintelligent chimps]] are NOT supposed to be given internet privileges, so any of those should go back to their cages ''right now''!
7th Oct '15 4:11:01 PM nombretomado
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* CivilizedAnimal - This is an intermediary stage between animals who talk and animals who might as well be human. They generally have half the mannerisms of a human and half the mannerisms of the animal. Characters/BugsBunny would be an excellent example: he lives in a hole in the forest and is hunted by Elmer Fudd -- and he stands upright, wears WhiteGloves, and tries to take vacations to Aruba. Brian the dog in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' is this trope; he drinks martinis, walks on two legs and goes to college but also barks at people, scratches his butt on the carpet and so forth. Its seminal use in literature is ''TheWindInTheWillows''... Which is itself [[FurryConfusion rather confusing]] at some points (Toad lives in a splendid old Hall, Mole lives in a hole in the ground).

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* CivilizedAnimal - This is an intermediary stage between animals who talk and animals who might as well be human. They generally have half the mannerisms of a human and half the mannerisms of the animal. Characters/BugsBunny WesternAnimation/BugsBunny would be an excellent example: he lives in a hole in the forest and is hunted by Elmer Fudd -- and he stands upright, wears WhiteGloves, and tries to take vacations to Aruba. Brian the dog in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' is this trope; he drinks martinis, walks on two legs and goes to college but also barks at people, scratches his butt on the carpet and so forth. Its seminal use in literature is ''TheWindInTheWillows''... Which is itself [[FurryConfusion rather confusing]] at some points (Toad lives in a splendid old Hall, Mole lives in a hole in the ground).
26th Aug '15 6:47:12 AM Willbyr
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* {{Cyborg}} - Human, but with artificial components - they tend to blend with transhumans above. They can range from relatively small replacement parts (Geordi [=LaForge=]'s eyes in the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' movies) to complete body replacement with few biological components left, with varying degrees of human appearance (from [[GhostInTheShell major Motoko Kusanagi]] to Film/RoboCop2).

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* {{Cyborg}} - Human, but with artificial components - they tend to blend with transhumans above. They can range from relatively small replacement parts (Geordi [=LaForge=]'s eyes in the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' movies) to complete body replacement with few biological components left, with varying degrees of human appearance (from [[GhostInTheShell [[Franchise/GhostInTheShell major Motoko Kusanagi]] to Film/RoboCop2).
10th Aug '15 6:51:11 AM narm00
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Anthropomorphism of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and other animals is staightforward; you give them human mannerisms, emotions, [[TalkingAnimal speech capabilities]], and [[PettingZooPeople even body shape]], but usually keep their basic head shape. But with insects and arachnids, you not only give them human mannerisms, emotions, speech capabilities, and body shape, you also give them human-like, mammal-like, and other otherwise vertebrate-like facial and bodily features even when they're supposed to be [[NearlyNormalAnimal completely or mostly normal insects or arachnids]] in their world. When insects and arachnids are anthropomorphized even slightly, they are drawn with more mammalian traits and fewer traits that would show up on a real insect or arachnid.

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Anthropomorphism of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and other animals is staightforward; straightforward; you give them human mannerisms, emotions, [[TalkingAnimal speech capabilities]], and [[PettingZooPeople even body shape]], but usually keep their basic head shape. But with insects and arachnids, you not only give them human mannerisms, emotions, speech capabilities, and body shape, you also give them human-like, mammal-like, and other otherwise vertebrate-like facial and bodily features even when they're supposed to be [[NearlyNormalAnimal completely or mostly normal insects or arachnids]] in their world. When insects and arachnids are anthropomorphized even slightly, they are drawn with more mammalian traits and fewer traits that would show up on a real insect or arachnid.
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