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8th Dec '16 12:20:58 PM skadooshbag
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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars'' has the Scrin, though it's entirely possible that the none of the Scrin units we see are actually the Scrin themselves, just bio-robots or piloted bio-machines.

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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars'' has the Scrin, though it's entirely possible that the none never made clear whether a given one of the Scrin units we see are is actually one of the Scrin themselves, just bio-robots or a bio-robot, a piloted bio-machines.bio-machine, an ordinary machine that just ''looks'' biological, or something else entirely.[[note]]in fact, the only information we are given about the Scrin is that they feed on tiberium and as such have advanced knowledge of it[[/note]]
7th Dec '16 5:39:16 PM Gravityman
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* The actual Alien archtype in ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' is pretty easy to understand, as most of them range from TheGreys to ''Franchise/{{Alien}}''-style creatures that are still relatively humanoid. The Worm archtype on the other hand are truly strange, as they have wildly different physical appearances with only a few of them being even vaguely humanoid. The boss monster, Worm Zero, crosses over into EldritchAbomination territory, as it appears as a building-sized moonlike sphere of flesh that is formed by absorbing the bodies of other Worms and seems to be able to affect reality.



* The actual Alien archtype in ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' is pretty easy to understand, as most of them range from TheGreys to ''Franchise/{{Alien}}''-style creatures that are still relatively humanoid. The Worm archtype on the other hand are truly strange, as they have wildly different physical appearances with only a few of them being even vaguely humanoid. The boss monster, Worm Zero, crosses over into EldritchAbomination territory, as it appears as a building-sized moonlike sphere of flesh that is formed by absorbing the bodies of other Worms and seems to be able to affect reality.
7th Dec '16 9:17:29 AM captainspycrab
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* TheJourneymanProject trilogy has several examples of this, although they're mostly mentioned-only and/or limited to the second game. The most extreme example is the Unwa, who are capable of absorbing genetic material from their environment to evolve on an individual level, to the point that each individual is for all intents and purposes a different species.
24th Nov '16 9:06:05 AM fearlessnikki
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* ''Film/MidnightSpecial'' features beings from a parallel universe who appear to have strange otherworldly powers - and they're capable of mating with humans. The only time we see them from Sarah's perspective, they're represented by [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm moving shapes of light]].
* ''{{Film/Arrival}}'''s aliens are tentacled creatures with no visible eyes or mouths but are incredibly intelligent. [[spoiler: They don't perceive time in the same way humans do and are able to see the future]].
15th Nov '16 12:52:20 PM tbszgr
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* Radiotrophic fungi have been found living inside the destroyed reactor #4 at Chernobyl. Also, scientists at Savannah River found a species of extremophile bacteria living *inside a nuclear waste tank*. The evolutionary adaptations that allow these organisms to survive extreme levels of hard radiation are the same adaptations that allow them to survive dessication.

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* Radiotrophic fungi have been found living inside the destroyed reactor #4 at Chernobyl. Also, scientists at Savannah River found a species of extremophile bacteria living *inside a nuclear waste tank*.tank*[[note]]Other examples are [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deinococcus_radiodurans Deinococcus radiodurans]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermococcus_gammatolerans Thermococcus gammatolerans]], the radiation tolerance of either can be reasonably given in kilogray![[/note]]. The evolutionary adaptations that allow these organisms to survive extreme levels of hard radiation are the same adaptations that allow them to survive dessication.
8th Nov '16 6:05:44 PM Servitor_2152
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', it's zigzagged. Gems are a race of mineral life who're "born" humanoid, but their bodies are just [[HardLight projections]] from their [[HeartDrive Gems]]. Thanks to this, they can temporarily shapeshift; though it always shares their natural color scheme. They are [[TheAgeless]] and only "die" when they're gems are shattered. They don't reproduce naturally; rather, most gems are artificially created underground and molded to have certain characteristics, like a larger mass for their light-body (but remaining too long in incubation can refers this and cause their own form of dwarfism).

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', it's zigzagged. Gems are a race of mineral life who're "born" humanoid, but their bodies are just [[HardLight projections]] from their [[HeartDrive Gems]]. Thanks to this, they can temporarily shapeshift; though it always shares their natural color scheme. They are [[TheAgeless]] TheAgeless and only "die" when they're their gems are shattered. They don't reproduce naturally; rather, most gems are artificially created underground and molded to have certain characteristics, like a larger mass for their light-body (but remaining too long in incubation can refers reverse this and cause their own form of dwarfism).
3rd Nov '16 10:02:21 PM nombretomado
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* In Alan Dean Foster's ''[[HumanxCommonwealth The Founding of the Commonwealth]]'', humans almost allied with both the [=AAnn=] (who are LizardFolk) and the Pitar (preternaturally beautiful HumanAliens) instead of the insectoid Thranx... simply because the Thranx [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute looked like bugs]] (rather cute bugs, but still). [[spoiler:It turned out that the [=AAnn=] are militant bastards, and the Pitar wanted to [[PlanetLooters take everything useful from everything else]], then [[KillAllHumans kill them to make room for themselves]]. Once they got over their mutual instinctive dislike of each other's physical forms, humans and thranx found that they got along pretty well.]]

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* In Alan Dean Foster's ''[[HumanxCommonwealth ''[[Literature/HumanxCommonwealth The Founding of the Commonwealth]]'', humans almost allied with both the [=AAnn=] (who are LizardFolk) and the Pitar (preternaturally beautiful HumanAliens) instead of the insectoid Thranx... simply because the Thranx [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute looked like bugs]] (rather cute bugs, but still). [[spoiler:It turned out that the [=AAnn=] are militant bastards, and the Pitar wanted to [[PlanetLooters take everything useful from everything else]], then [[KillAllHumans kill them to make room for themselves]]. Once they got over their mutual instinctive dislike of each other's physical forms, humans and thranx found that they got along pretty well.]]
2nd Nov '16 4:46:26 PM nombretomado
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* The last book of the ''HisDarkMaterials'' trilogy had a species from an [[AlternateHistory alternate version of the Earth]] called the "Mulefa" who have a diamond shaped skeletal structure instead of a spine. They also evolved to have elephant like trunks and the hooks on their feet to allow the use of what are essentially giant pea pods as wheels on their front and rear legs, since the viewpoint character for this subplot notes that it's impossible for a species to evolve wheel-like appendages. (If this is hard to visualize, [[http://bookpolygamist.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/mulefa_from_the_amber_spyglass_by_3djinn.jpg here]].)

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* The last book of the ''HisDarkMaterials'' ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'' trilogy had a species from an [[AlternateHistory alternate version of the Earth]] called the "Mulefa" who have a diamond shaped skeletal structure instead of a spine. They also evolved to have elephant like trunks and the hooks on their feet to allow the use of what are essentially giant pea pods as wheels on their front and rear legs, since the viewpoint character for this subplot notes that it's impossible for a species to evolve wheel-like appendages. (If this is hard to visualize, [[http://bookpolygamist.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/mulefa_from_the_amber_spyglass_by_3djinn.jpg here]].)
2nd Nov '16 3:20:25 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheFutureIsWild'': The 200 million years future era features "squibbons", intelligent tree-dwelling land squid that backflip between branches, which may be "the forerunners of a future civilization".

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* ''TheFutureIsWild'': ''Franchise/TheFutureIsWild'': The 200 million years future era features "squibbons", intelligent tree-dwelling land squid that backflip between branches, which may be "the forerunners of a future civilization".
25th Oct '16 8:04:18 PM nombretomado
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* The Hrangans, powerful psychics and masters of massive slave armies composed of beings of varying intelligence, of GeorgeRRMartin's Thousand Worlds ScienceFiction stories. They were apparently so alien that communication between then and humans was basically impossible. Even human psychics weren't able to get anything from Hrangans but mental static. At any rate, the Hrangans didn't feel like talking, they were much more interested in conquest.

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* The Hrangans, powerful psychics and masters of massive slave armies composed of beings of varying intelligence, of GeorgeRRMartin's Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's Thousand Worlds ScienceFiction stories. They were apparently so alien that communication between then and humans was basically impossible. Even human psychics weren't able to get anything from Hrangans but mental static. At any rate, the Hrangans didn't feel like talking, they were much more interested in conquest.
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