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23rd Sep '16 7:22:39 AM Lord_Vetinari
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* in ''Webcomic/CaptainUfo'' most aliens are humanoid in one way or another, however among the background characters you can spot some of these; among others, a guy who looks like a Hutt with dreadlocks, a green blob with tentacles and eight eyes, a worm-like alien with four arms (he's one of the judge in the trial scene at the beginning of season two) and the Orokanais, who look like vending machines.
22nd Sep '16 3:04:54 PM nombretomado
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** ''Ben10UltimateAlien'', while rather light on the Starfish Aliens, gives us a fine example in [=ChamAlien=].
** ''Ben10Omniverse'' has Bloxx, who is '''a gorilla [[BuiltWithLego made of LEGO bricks]]'''.

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** ''Ben10UltimateAlien'', ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'', while rather light on the Starfish Aliens, gives us a fine example in [=ChamAlien=].
** ''Ben10Omniverse'' ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' has Bloxx, who is '''a gorilla [[BuiltWithLego made of LEGO bricks]]'''.
21st Sep '16 6:40:39 AM Wuz
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* In ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow'', the Mimics are portrayed as squid-like biomechanical beings. The Alpha is larger and has a more definite shape and even defined eyes and a mouth.

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* In ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow'', the Mimics are portrayed as squid-like biomechanical beings.giant masses of moving tentacles, and the designer specifically distanced their design as far away from any terrestrial animal as possible, even using obsidian-like texture for the tentacles instead of biological textures. The Alpha is larger and has a more definite shape and even defined eyes and a mouth.
19th Sep '16 1:14:44 AM PaulA
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* Creator/JackChalker's ''Literature/WellWorld'' series had numerous beings ranging from those that looked like MixAndMatchCritters (the last set of creators ran out of ideas and cribbed from each other), to the totally alien. The creators of the Universe resembled giant human hearts with tentacles. The Dreel are the HiveMind of a sentient disease. The North Zone species ...were far weirder than that. And then there's the colorful collection of aliens from his ''Quintara Marathon'' novels, particularly an actual race of Starfish Aliens, the Durquist. Chalker also has fun with technically non-alien post-humans in the ''Rings of the Masters'' series. A Skynet-like AI has conquered humanity and used genetically modified humans to colonize the galaxy. Even though they are technically human, some of them get very weird, including elk- or cattle-like people that grow horns and become quadrupedal when pregnant to protect their stomachs.

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* Creator/JackChalker's works:
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''Literature/WellWorld'' series had numerous beings ranging from those that looked like MixAndMatchCritters (the last set of creators ran out of ideas and cribbed from each other), to the totally alien. The creators of the Universe resembled giant human hearts with tentacles. The Dreel are the HiveMind of a sentient disease. The North Zone species ...were far weirder than that. And then there's the that.
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colorful collection of aliens from his ''Quintara Marathon'' novels, particularly an actual race of Starfish Aliens, the Durquist. Durquist.
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Chalker also has fun with technically non-alien post-humans in the ''Rings of the Masters'' series. A Skynet-like AI has conquered humanity and used genetically modified humans to colonize the galaxy. Even though they are technically human, some of them get very weird, including elk- or cattle-like people that grow horns and become quadrupedal when pregnant to protect their stomachs.
16th Sep '16 1:44:02 PM ScienceK
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* Most of the aliens in the ''Literature/StarCarrier'' series qualify. Of the ones revealed in the first two books, the Turusch evolved to live in Venus-like atmospheres and exist as pairs of cylindrical organisms with a StarfishLanguage wherein each body speaks a separate line and the harmonics between the two lines of dialogue create a third. The H'rulka are colony organisms (think Portuguese man o' war) that form a LivingGasbag averaging 200 meters long and evolved in the upper atmosphere of a gas giant. The most human-like psychologically are the Agletsch, a ProudMerchantRace of spider-like aliens that [[AlienCatnip get drunk off vinegar]] and treat eating as an intensely private act (which is good, because their method is NauseaFuel for humans). Later novels introduce and describe the Slan, a race whose primary sense is echolocation (think bats UpToEleven), who are even able to use it as XRayVision. Since their light-sensing organ is rudimentary at best, they don't even understand the concept of "space". To them, it's one big airless cave, through which they require spaceships to move to get to another habitable cave. The Grdoch are large rolling spheres with dozens of mouths, who ''really'' like to eat other beings. Unfortunately for humans, they happen to match the Grdoch protein requirements. They're also almost always pregnant and release their offspring at times of stress, frequently eating them or using them to distract larger predators. Then there are the jellyfish-like aliens who come from a Europa-like world. They breathe hydrogen, which also slows down their metabolism, meaning they perceive every other race as TheFlash. They "see" with something called "electric-sense", which is also how they communicate.

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* Most of the aliens in the ''Literature/StarCarrier'' series qualify. Of the ones revealed in the first two books, the Turusch evolved to live in Venus-like atmospheres and exist as pairs of cylindrical organisms with a StarfishLanguage wherein each body speaks a separate line and the harmonics between the two lines of dialogue create a third. The H'rulka are colony organisms (think Portuguese man o' war) that form a LivingGasbag averaging 200 meters long and evolved in the upper atmosphere of a gas giant. The most human-like psychologically are the Agletsch, a ProudMerchantRace of spider-like aliens that [[AlienCatnip get drunk off vinegar]] and treat eating as an intensely private act (which is good, because their method is NauseaFuel for humans). Later novels introduce and describe the Slan, a race whose primary sense is echolocation (think bats UpToEleven), who are even able to use it as XRayVision. Since their light-sensing organ is rudimentary at best, they don't even understand the concept of "space". To them, it's one big airless cave, through which they require spaceships to move to get to another habitable cave. The Grdoch are large rolling spheres with dozens of mouths, who ''really'' like to eat other beings. Unfortunately for humans, they happen to match the Grdoch protein requirements. They're also almost always pregnant and release their offspring at times of stress, frequently eating them or using them to distract larger predators. Then there are the jellyfish-like aliens who come from a Europa-like world. They breathe hydrogen, which also slows down their metabolism, have a reducing-medium metabolism (rather than oxidizing-medium, like almost all the other species), meaning they intake hydrogen and use it to reduce nutrients. Because of this, they live very slowly and perceive every other race as TheFlash. They "see" with something called "electric-sense", which is also how they communicate.
12th Sep '16 7:49:37 AM MJTrooper
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** [[/note]] For the ever expanding Universe there will be a time in which there's little more than electrons, positrons, photons, and neutrinos. With just that, whatever could exist by then would very likely be something very large and diffuse, that would alternate short periods [[YearOutsideHourInside of very low]] activity with long ones in hibernation, even living forever[[note]]These ideas were proposed before it was known the Universe is accelerating its expansion, meaning not only those lifeforms would be out of communication one from each other but also would suffer a severe dearth of resources having to [[AndIMustScream replay again and again its memories]]. Alas, quantum effects mean the ''clocks'' that would awake them would fail sooner or later, thus killing them.[[/note]]

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** [[/note]] For the ever expanding Universe there will be a time in which there's little more than electrons, positrons, photons, and neutrinos. With just that, whatever could exist by then would very likely be something very large and diffuse, that would alternate short periods [[YearOutsideHourInside of very low]] activity with long ones in hibernation, even living forever[[note]]These ideas were proposed before it was known the Universe is accelerating its expansion, meaning not only those lifeforms would be out of communication one from each other but also would suffer a severe dearth of resources having to [[AndIMustScream replay again and again its memories]]. Alas, quantum effects mean the ''clocks'' that would awake them would fail sooner or later, thus killing them.[[/note]]
12th Aug '16 7:53:50 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Achron}}'' has the Grekim. A race with 3 genders that by and large resemble giant cyborg squid. Known to be masters of time travel.

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* ''{{Achron}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Achron}}'' has the Grekim. A race with 3 genders that by and large resemble giant cyborg squid. Known to be masters of time travel.
9th Aug '16 1:01:12 PM Ripburger
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* ''VideoGame/XCom'':
** From ''UFO Defense'' come the Celatids and Silacoids-a floating kidney bean and a silicon lifeform, respectively; from ''Terror From The Deep'' hail the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Lobstermen]], Calcinites (blobs of protoplasm inside diving suits), and Tenatculats (aquatic brains with tentacles and a single eye), and ''all'' the aliens from ''Apocalypse''.

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* ''VideoGame/XCom'':
''[[{{VideoGame/XCOM}} XCOM]]'':
** From ''UFO Defense'' ''[[VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense UFO Defense]]'' come the Celatids and Silacoids-a floating kidney bean and a silicon lifeform, respectively; from ''Terror ''[[VideoGame/XCOMTerrorFromTheDeep Terror From The Deep'' Deep]]'' hail the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Lobstermen]], Calcinites (blobs of protoplasm inside diving suits), and Tenatculats (aquatic brains with tentacles and a single eye), and ''all'' the aliens from ''Apocalypse''.
2nd Aug '16 5:10:49 PM JulietF2
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* The ''AstroBoy'' episode "Mission to Mars" features starfish-shaped aliens. They walk on their lower-two limbs.

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* The original series ''AstroBoy'' episode "Mission to Mars" features starfish-shaped aliens. They walk on their lower-two limbs.starfish-like aliens with four extremities.
2nd Aug '16 4:56:06 PM JulietF2
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* The aliens in ''Anime/{{Tsuritama}}'' are literally fish aliens. They have human and fish forms, require water to live and can communicate through it. Whenever they try it with humans though, it ends up as MindControl.

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* The aliens in ''Anime/{{Tsuritama}}'' are literally fish aliens. They have human and fish forms, require water to live and can communicate through it. Whenever they try it with humans humans, though, it ends up as MindControl. MindControl.
* The ''AstroBoy'' episode "Mission to Mars" features starfish-shaped aliens. They walk on their lower-two limbs.
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