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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.
22nd Oct '16 2:22:24 PM Theriocephalus
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* All ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'' aliens, as a rule. The To'ul'h, which look like headless bats with internal anatomy closer to that of starfish, perceive the world through echolocation, and are native to a Venus-like world with very high temperatures and atmospheric pressures, are considered remarkably close to humanity for xenospohonts, since they're carbon-based beings with two sexes and from a rocky world close to its sun if nothing else. The truly alien aliens include the Muuh, extremely ancient, vaguely arthropod-like aliens from very cold worlds whose bodies would largely melt in terrestrial environments; the Meistersingers, intelligent trees who use symbiotic animal-like organisms as manipulator organs and live in massive space fleets migrating away from the galactic core; and sophont

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* All ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'' aliens, as a rule. The To'ul'h, which To'ul'h look like headless bats with internal anatomy but are anatomically closer to that of starfish, perceive the world through echolocation, and are native to a Venus-like world with very high temperatures and atmospheric pressures, are pressures. They're considered remarkably very close to humanity for xenospohonts, since they're xenospohonts by virtue of being carbon-based beings with two sexes and from a rocky world close to its sun if nothing else. sun. The truly alien aliens include the Muuh, extremely ancient, vaguely arthropod-like arthropodal aliens from very cold worlds whose bodies would largely melt in terrestrial environments; the Meistersingers, intelligent trees who use symbiotic animal-like organisms beings as manipulator organs and live in massive space fleets migrating away from the galactic core; and sophont what are essentially living "knots" in the surfaces of neutron stars that exist on extremely fast timescales, have a society completely incomprehensible to terragens, and see the rest of the universe as just a set of interesting mathematical equations.
22nd Oct '16 2:12:15 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX

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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'':



* All ''OrionsArm'' aliens, as a rule.

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* All ''OrionsArm'' ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'' aliens, as a rule.rule. The To'ul'h, which look like headless bats with internal anatomy closer to that of starfish, perceive the world through echolocation, and are native to a Venus-like world with very high temperatures and atmospheric pressures, are considered remarkably close to humanity for xenospohonts, since they're carbon-based beings with two sexes and from a rocky world close to its sun if nothing else. The truly alien aliens include the Muuh, extremely ancient, vaguely arthropod-like aliens from very cold worlds whose bodies would largely melt in terrestrial environments; the Meistersingers, intelligent trees who use symbiotic animal-like organisms as manipulator organs and live in massive space fleets migrating away from the galactic core; and sophont



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'':

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* Played with in WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder. All alien races have unique looks, but most have a similar biology to Earthlings: such as flesh & organ bodies, having human senses and needs (physically and psychologically), communicating mainly in a verbal language with body language to express emotions, and most are designed off of earth creatures/things/attributes. All shown speak English and have a human-based culture (usually western). The biology gets wonky when there are ''balloon animal'' aliens and eyeball-for-a-head aliens somehow eating and speaking.

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* Played with in WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder. ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder''. All alien races have unique looks, but most have a similar biology to Earthlings: such as they have flesh & and organ bodies, having bodies and human senses and needs (physically (physical and psychologically), communicating psychological), they communicate mainly in a verbal language languages with body language to express emotions, and most are designed off of earth creatures/things/attributes. All shown speak English and have a human-based culture (usually western). The biology gets wonky when there are ''balloon animal'' aliens and eyeball-for-a-head aliens somehow eating and speaking.
15th Oct '16 11:58:21 AM NESBoy
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*** It also includes the "Fleshwarper", a prestige class which allows one to [[MegaManning acquire traits]] from such creatures, eventually undergoing a transformation into a minor EldritchAbomination.

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*** It also includes the "Fleshwarper", a prestige class which allows one to [[MegaManning [[PowerCopying acquire traits]] from such creatures, eventually undergoing a transformation into a minor EldritchAbomination.
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