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10th Feb '16 12:07:02 PM Gizbit99
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* The denizens of ''Literature/{{Flatland}}'' aren't that difficult to relate with in psychological terms. However, they are physically extremely different. For starters, they are two dimensional objects, consisting entirely of various polygonal shapes. Flatlander men and women are segregated in society due to the fact that female Flatlanders have very sharp edges, and accidentally running into one can result in getting disemboweled. A big chunk of the story results when the narrator ends up encountering their own equivalent of a Starfish Alien; a three-dimensional sphere, which exhibits the ability to move in and out of the two dimensional realm at will and can do such things as poke the insides of our square protagonist.
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* The denizens of ''Literature/{{Flatland}}'' aren't that difficult to relate with in psychological terms. However, they are physically extremely different. For starters, they are two dimensional objects, consisting entirely of various polygonal shapes. Flatlander men and women are segregated in society due to the fact that female Flatlanders have very sharp edges, and accidentally running into one can result in getting disemboweled. A big chunk of the story results when the narrator ends up encountering their own equivalent of a Starfish Alien; a three-dimensional sphere, which exhibits the ability to move in and out of the two dimensional realm at will and can do such things as poke the insides of our square protagonist. Then there are the Linelanders, one-dimensional beings that travel along a single line, and the King of Pointland, who in addition to being the king and sole inhabitant of his homeland, actually ''is'' [[GeniusLoci his homeland]].
24th Jan '16 10:04:01 AM nombretomado
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* The Mercurians in ''{{Gunnm}}''. While Venusians and Jovians might look alien, they are simply modified humans. Mercurians, on the other hand, are the descendants of the [[TheVirus runaway nanoweapon]] who are so disconnected from our mode of thinking and [[BlueAndOrangeMorality understanding of good and bad]], that their [[StarfishLanguage attempt at contact]] is a mindless monster that attacks everything with its huge maw and GagPenis. * The Neuroi in ''StrikeWitches''. They're basically [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot soil-eating eusocial biotechnological assimilating planes]].
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* The Mercurians in ''{{Gunnm}}''.''Manga/{{Gunnm}}''. While Venusians and Jovians might look alien, they are simply modified humans. Mercurians, on the other hand, are the descendants of the [[TheVirus runaway nanoweapon]] who are so disconnected from our mode of thinking and [[BlueAndOrangeMorality understanding of good and bad]], that their [[StarfishLanguage attempt at contact]] is a mindless monster that attacks everything with its huge maw and GagPenis. * The Neuroi in ''StrikeWitches''.''Anime/StrikeWitches''. They're basically [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot soil-eating eusocial biotechnological assimilating planes]].
18th Jan '16 10:49:55 PM BURGINABC
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', the Gems are a race of mineral life forms that appear humanoid, but their bodies are just projections from their [[HeartDrive Gems]], they do not age, and cannot reproduce in the usual way [[spoiler: but apparently have some other way of "making" more gems that ends up with them emerging as fully formed adults from a hole in a rock wall.]]
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', the Gems are a race of mineral life forms that appear humanoid, but their bodies are just projections [[HardLight projections]] from their [[HeartDrive Gems]], they do not age, and cannot reproduce in the usual way [[spoiler: but apparently have some other way of "making" more gems that ends up with them emerging as fully formed adults from a hole in a rock wall.]]
18th Jan '16 4:47:48 PM katrinahood
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* Some of the aliens encountered in ''WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins'' include sentient vacuum cleaners, pumpkin-headed children, light bulbs with arms and legs who communicate with clicking and beeping sounds, dart-like aliens, lawn flamingos with springs for necks, and ear lobes with arms and legs whose vocabulary consists of one word.
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* Some of the aliens encountered in ''WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins'' include sentient vacuum cleaners, pumpkin-headed children, light bulbs with arms and legs who communicate with clicking and beeping sounds, dart-like aliens, darts who constantly lie, spring necked lawn flamingos with springs for necks, flamingos, and ear lobes with arms and legs whose vocabulary consists of one word.
15th Jan '16 9:16:20 AM intastiel
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* It's first hinted, and later stated outright, that under his MobileSuitHuman(oid) exterior, Sam Starfall of ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' is not remotely humanoid in form. WordOfGod states that without his suit Sam vaguely resembles a boneless stick-man made of tentacles. [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1600/fc01551.htm Once his "arm" was shown without suit]]; it was a bunch of tentacles strapped together to vaguely resemble a human arm.
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* It's first hinted, and later stated outright, that under Under his MobileSuitHuman(oid) exterior, Sam Starfall of ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' is not remotely humanoid in form. WordOfGod states that without his suit Sam vaguely resembles a boneless stick-man made of tentacles. [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1600/fc01551.htm Once his "arm" was shown without suit]]; it was a bunch of tentacles strapped together to tentacular alien]] described as vaguely resemble like an octopus, a human arm.lungfish, and a lamprey. The sight of his body tends to cause [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff100/fv00083.htm vomiting]], [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2800/fc02757.htm blank incomprehension]], or [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1300/fc01274.htm delirious]] BrainBleach mode, though [[UnrevealAngle readers are spared the experience]]. --> '''Sam:''' Don't let the chromatophores fool you. I exist in only three dimensions and I have a certificate saying so.
15th Jan '16 5:36:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* All of the aliens of TwentyThreeHundredAD have strange biology that explains why they act as they do, from the adrenaline-junky ProudWarriorRace to the bizzarre PlantAliens.
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* All of the aliens of TwentyThreeHundredAD ''TabletopGame/TwentyThreeHundredAD'' have strange biology that explains why they act as they do, from the adrenaline-junky ProudWarriorRace to the bizzarre PlantAliens.
6th Jan '16 4:56:33 PM thatother1dude
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** The Daleks are basically brains with tentacles [[{{Cyrborg}} living inside]] PoweredArmor that resembles floating pepper shakers. ''Especially'' the Imperial Daleks, who, amongst other things, had two brains, an exposed spine, and had their organs in a separate chamber.
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** The Daleks are basically brains with tentacles [[{{Cyrborg}} [[{{Cyborg}} living inside]] PoweredArmor that resembles floating pepper shakers. ''Especially'' the Imperial Daleks, who, amongst other things, had two brains, an exposed spine, and had their organs in a separate chamber.
6th Jan '16 4:56:21 PM thatother1dude
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** The Daleks are basically brains with tentacles living inside PoweredArmor that resembles floating pepper shakers. ''Especially'' the Imperial Daleks, who, amongst other things, had two brains, an exposed spine, and had their organs in a separate chamber. [[http://who.eternity-online.net/diagrams/dalek_imperial_cross-section.jpg Here, have a look.]]
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** The Daleks are basically brains with tentacles [[{{Cyrborg}} living inside inside]] PoweredArmor that resembles floating pepper shakers. ''Especially'' the Imperial Daleks, who, amongst other things, had two brains, an exposed spine, and had their organs in a separate chamber. [[http://who.eternity-online.net/diagrams/dalek_imperial_cross-section.jpg Here, have a look.]]
25th Dec '15 7:22:36 PM Hfuy
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Added The Host's Souls.
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* ''Film/TheHost'''s Souls, which inhabit and take over human bodies, look very much like some sort of undersea creature.
22nd Dec '15 3:19:42 PM Grudgeal
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* Two examples come up in ''Literature/AncillaryJustice''. The Rrrrrr are described as snake long, furred, and multi-limbed, and speak in growls and barks. While certainly alien, they at least seem to be relatable. The Presger aren't described physically, but they are implied to be even weirder and are explicitly stated to use a [[BlueAndOrangeMorality completely alien logic]].
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* Two examples come up in ''Literature/AncillaryJustice''. The Rrrrrr are described as snake long, furred, and multi-limbed, and speak in growls and barks. While certainly alien, they at least seem to be relatable. The Presger aren't described physically, but they are implied to be even weirder and are explicitly stated to use a [[BlueAndOrangeMorality completely alien logic]].logic]] -- conversations with the Presger's [[ArtificialHuman "translators"]] reveal they are unable to comprehend individuality or identity in a way humans do: The translator in question, for example, is incapable of understanding that a person is the same person even if they lose a limb, instead treating the two as distinct entities, and ties its own identity (and partially its personality) to what other people call it.
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