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25th Apr '18 6:31:06 PM Pseudoname
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Insect and arachnid protagonists are almost always heavily anthropomorphized to make them sympathetic. After all, bugs look bizarre from a human standpoint, so it's [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute more-or-less impossible to like them when they're drawn realistically]].

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Insect and arachnid protagonists are almost always heavily anthropomorphized to make them sympathetic. After all, bugs look bizarre from a human standpoint, so it's [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute more-or-less impossible to like them when they're drawn realistically]]. Sometime they'll be left a few insectoid facial features, usually antennae or a decorative set of MonstrousMandibles, but the majority of their face will look rather human.
29th Jan '18 5:38:19 PM AHI-3000
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* AlternativeTuringTest - Occasionally, in order to determine how anthropomorphic a mechanical being is, they must be subjected to some sort of complex psychological test.



* GreyGoo and other amorphous mechanical stuff - At this point robots become so non-humanlike that it CrossesTheLineTwice and becomes [[EldritchAbomination creepy again]]. They start having some extremely weird characteristics.

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* GreyGoo and other amorphous mechanical stuff - At this point robots become so non-humanlike that it CrossesTheLineTwice and becomes [[EldritchAbomination [[MechanicalAbomination creepy again]]. They start having some extremely weird characteristics.
25th Jan '18 5:26:24 AM Cryoclaste
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* TalkingAnimal - This is an animal who can talk as well as a normal human, and who can communicate with humans. However, they still are unarguably animals, and usually have mostly animal behavior (the humans might not like what such animals have to say about them). They may occasionally act more human-like if the need (and RuleOfFunny / RuleOfCool) calls for it. Examples include ''{{Dinotopia}}'s'' Ambassador Bix the Protoceratops, TV's Series/MisterEd, and the animal denizens of {{Narnia}} and the Literature/LandOfOz.

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* TalkingAnimal - This is an animal who can talk as well as a normal human, and who can communicate with humans. However, they still are unarguably animals, and usually have mostly animal behavior (the humans might not like what such animals have to say about them). They may occasionally act more human-like if the need (and RuleOfFunny / RuleOfCool) calls for it. Examples include ''{{Dinotopia}}'s'' ''Series/{{Dinotopia}}'s'' Ambassador Bix the Protoceratops, TV's Series/MisterEd, and the animal denizens of {{Narnia}} and the Literature/LandOfOz.
5th Jan '18 6:13:07 PM Wyldchyld
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* LittleBitBeastly - These are on the lower end, they are practically human in every way, if your eyes never reach the top of their head where their ears are, or if you miss that tail behind them. [[FurriesAreEasierToDraw Artistic laziness issues]] are almost never in the cards for this, unless the animal characteristics are used to distinguish a character in a world of OnlySixFaces; usually this is due to RubberForeheadAlien or PlanetOfHats, because reality is boring. Of course there are [[FetishFuel other]] [[AuthorAppeal reasons]] this might show up.

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* LittleBitBeastly - These are on the lower end, they are practically human in every way, if your eyes never reach the top of their head where their ears are, or if you miss that tail behind them. [[FurriesAreEasierToDraw Artistic laziness issues]] are almost never in the cards for this, unless the animal characteristics are used to distinguish a character in a world of OnlySixFaces; usually this is due to RubberForeheadAlien or PlanetOfHats, because reality is boring. Of course there are [[FetishFuel other]] other [[AuthorAppeal reasons]] this might show up.
6th Oct '17 12:26:09 PM SeptimusHeap
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** Largely Normal Animals - An animal who clearly has thought processes, but doesn't talk freely with humans. LNA characters may talk to each other, essentially [[AnimalTalk having their own language]], but humans won't understand them. That is, unless they [[SpeaksFluentAnimal Speak Fluent Animal]] or if the language can be learned. Their thought processes and personality are still very much like that of whatever animal they are. Many of them are able to make human-like arm and hand gestures and some can even grasp objects as if they have opposable thumbs. A few examples are bipedal even if their species isn't naturally so. The cast of ''WesternAnimation/WatershipDown'' and the original four legged ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' fit here. So do Mickey Mouse's dog WesternAnimation/{{Pluto| The Pup}}, the original four legged Snoopy from {{Peanuts}}, and KryptoTheSuperdog.

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** Largely Normal Animals - An animal who clearly has thought processes, but doesn't talk freely with humans. LNA characters may talk to each other, essentially [[AnimalTalk having their own language]], but humans won't understand them. That is, unless they [[SpeaksFluentAnimal Speak Fluent Animal]] or if the language can be learned. Their thought processes and personality are still very much like that of whatever animal they are. Many of them are able to make human-like arm and hand gestures and some can even grasp objects as if they have opposable thumbs. A few examples are bipedal even if their species isn't naturally so. The cast of ''WesternAnimation/WatershipDown'' and the original four legged ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' fit here. So do Mickey Mouse's dog WesternAnimation/{{Pluto| The Pup}}, the original four legged Snoopy from {{Peanuts}}, ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}, and KryptoTheSuperdog.ComicBook/KryptoTheSuperdog.
23rd Aug '17 9:37:46 AM CosmicFerret
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** Largely Normal Animals - An animal who clearly has thought processes, but doesn't talk freely with humans. LNA characters may talk to each other, essentially [[AnimalTalk having their own language]], but humans won't understand them. That is, unless they [[SpeaksFluentAnimal Speak Fluent Animal]] or if the language can be learned. Their thought processes and personality are still very much like that of whatever animal they are. Many of them are able to make human-like arm and hand gestures and some can even grasp objects as if they have opposable thumbs. A few examples are bipedal even if their species isn't naturally so. The cast of ''WesternAnimation/WatershipDown'' and the original four legged ''{{Garfield}}'' fit here. So do Mickey Mouse's dog WesternAnimation/{{Pluto| The Pup}}, the original four legged Snoopy from {{Peanuts}}, and KryptoTheSuperdog.

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** Largely Normal Animals - An animal who clearly has thought processes, but doesn't talk freely with humans. LNA characters may talk to each other, essentially [[AnimalTalk having their own language]], but humans won't understand them. That is, unless they [[SpeaksFluentAnimal Speak Fluent Animal]] or if the language can be learned. Their thought processes and personality are still very much like that of whatever animal they are. Many of them are able to make human-like arm and hand gestures and some can even grasp objects as if they have opposable thumbs. A few examples are bipedal even if their species isn't naturally so. The cast of ''WesternAnimation/WatershipDown'' and the original four legged ''{{Garfield}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' fit here. So do Mickey Mouse's dog WesternAnimation/{{Pluto| The Pup}}, the original four legged Snoopy from {{Peanuts}}, and KryptoTheSuperdog.
31st Jul '17 7:37:05 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Largely Normal Animals - An animal who clearly has thought processes, but doesn't talk freely with humans. LNA characters may talk to each other, essentially [[AnimalTalk having their own language]], but humans won't understand them. That is, unless they [[SpeaksFluentAnimal Speak Fluent Animal]] or if the language can be learned. Their thought processes and personality are still very much like that of whatever animal they are. Many of them are able to make human-like arm and hand gestures and some can even grasp objects as if they have opposable thumbs. A few examples are bipedal even if their species isn't naturally so. The cast of ''WatershipDown'' and the original four legged ''{{Garfield}}'' fit here. So do Mickey Mouse's dog WesternAnimation/{{Pluto| The Pup}}, the original four legged Snoopy from {{Peanuts}}, and KryptoTheSuperdog.

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** Largely Normal Animals - An animal who clearly has thought processes, but doesn't talk freely with humans. LNA characters may talk to each other, essentially [[AnimalTalk having their own language]], but humans won't understand them. That is, unless they [[SpeaksFluentAnimal Speak Fluent Animal]] or if the language can be learned. Their thought processes and personality are still very much like that of whatever animal they are. Many of them are able to make human-like arm and hand gestures and some can even grasp objects as if they have opposable thumbs. A few examples are bipedal even if their species isn't naturally so. The cast of ''WatershipDown'' ''WesternAnimation/WatershipDown'' and the original four legged ''{{Garfield}}'' fit here. So do Mickey Mouse's dog WesternAnimation/{{Pluto| The Pup}}, the original four legged Snoopy from {{Peanuts}}, and KryptoTheSuperdog.
27th Jul '17 8:45:57 PM TargetOnMyBack
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* {{Sapient Tank}}s and {{Sapient Ship}}s - The very edge of what is usually allotted sentience, these are robots and machines that are built very clearly as ''machines'', sometimes being little more then boxes on threads, and oftentimes being vehicles with integrated AIs. Intellect ranges all over the scale, from being smarter than humans to being little more then glorified attack drones, [[XenoFiction but their unique circumstances tend to make them difficult to relate with humanity]], at least from a physical perspective.

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* {{Sapient Tank}}s and {{Sapient Ship}}s - The very edge of what is usually allotted sentience, these are robots and machines that are built very clearly as ''machines'', sometimes being little more then than boxes on threads, and oftentimes being vehicles with integrated AIs. Intellect ranges all over the scale, from being smarter than humans to being little more then than glorified attack drones, [[XenoFiction but their unique circumstances tend to make them difficult to relate with humanity]], at least from a physical perspective.
11th Jul '17 12:19:20 AM Shieldage
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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. [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Superintelligent chimps]] are NOT supposed to be given internet privileges, so any of those should go back to their cages ''right now''![note]Just now''![[note]]Just kidding, y'all welcome here.[/note][[/note]]
11th Jul '17 12:16:34 AM Shieldage
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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. [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls 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. [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Superintelligent chimps]] are NOT supposed to be given internet privileges, so any of those should go back to their cages ''right now''!now''![note]Just kidding, y'all welcome here.[/note]
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