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* The Martians in the 1962 Topps trading card series ''Mars Attacks'' looked like LittleGreenMen, only with skull-like faces and vaguely reptilian skin. When the cards were adapted for the [[Film/MarsAttacks 1996 Tim Burton movie]], the production designers tried to make the Martians (according to WordOfGod) look like a cross between skeletons and snakes.



* Website/AboveTopSecret, a large conspiracy site, is a good source for people who actually believe these creatures exist and are behind global conspiracies.
* In [[TheEighties the early eighties]], Dale Russell, curator of vertebrate fossils at the National Museum of Canada (now the Canadian Museum of Nature), proposed that, if the dinosaur genus Troodon [[AlternateHistory hadn't died out]], it could have evolved into a sentient humanoid creature, christened [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troodon#The_.22Dinosauroid.22 "Dinosauroid"]] by Russel. Since then, the Dinosauroid (in appearance vaguely resembling a scaly [[TheGreys Grey alien]]) has been criticized as being implausible, because it is too anthropomorphic. Also, ScienceMarchesOn, and now we know that Troodon's appearance probably had more in common with birds than with reptiles. Thus, when paleontologist [[http://darrennaish.blogspot.com/2006/11/dinosauroids-revisited.html Darren Naish]] and artist Nemo Ramjet revisited the concept during TheNoughties, the result was [[http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/8094/2150/1600/dinosauroid.jpg decidedly less humanoid]] and veered into BirdPeople territory instead of this trope.

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* ** Website/AboveTopSecret, a large conspiracy site, is a good source for people who actually believe these creatures exist and are behind global conspiracies.
* In [[TheEighties the early eighties]], '80s]], Dale Russell, curator of vertebrate fossils at the National Museum of Canada (now the Canadian Museum of Nature), proposed that, if the dinosaur genus Troodon [[AlternateHistory hadn't died out]], it could have evolved into a sentient humanoid creature, christened [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troodon#The_.22Dinosauroid.22 "Dinosauroid"]] by Russel. Since then, the Dinosauroid (in appearance vaguely resembling a scaly [[TheGreys Grey alien]]) has been criticized as being implausible, because it is too anthropomorphic. Also, ScienceMarchesOn, and now we know that Troodon's appearance probably had more in common with birds than with reptiles. Thus, when paleontologist [[http://darrennaish.blogspot.com/2006/11/dinosauroids-revisited.html Darren Naish]] and artist Nemo Ramjet revisited the concept during TheNoughties, the result was [[http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/8094/2150/1600/dinosauroid.jpg decidedly less humanoid]] and veered into BirdPeople territory instead of this trope.




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* The Martians in the 1962 Topps trading card series ''Mars Attacks'' looked like LittleGreenMen, only with skull-like faces and vaguely reptilian skin. When the cards were adapted for the [[Film/MarsAttacks 1996 Tim Burton movie]], the production designers tried to make the Martians (according to WordOfGod) look like a cross between skeletons and snakes.
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5th Dec '17 11:32:40 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The Yuan-ti in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' are are more snake than lizard, but in addition to giant snakes with arms, their race also includes some individuals that are almost indistinguishable from humans. Those are usually send to infiltrate human society and use their telepathic powers to ursup the local government.

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* The Yuan-ti in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' are are more snake than lizard, but in addition to giant snakes with arms, their race also includes some individuals that are almost indistinguishable from humans. Those are usually send to infiltrate human society and use their telepathic powers to ursup usurp the local government.
10th Nov '17 1:38:15 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Within the early {{fantasy}} genre, one very unique forerunner of this trope is the Green Lady, Creator/CSLewis's central villain in ''Literature/TheSilverChair'' (the fourth ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]]'' book published, and the sixth in terms of internal chronology). From within her ElaborateUndergroundBase, the Lady subtly acquires power through governmental infiltration and mind control, and she alternates between a regular human form and a ScaledUp form. Of course, since TheReptilians largely remained an UnbuiltTrope back in TheFifties, the Lady bears many differences from this trope as we know it today. For example, her reptilian form isn't humanoid like most examples today, but rather a massive venomous snake. Also, instead of TheReptilians being a whole species of invaders, the Lady is the only example that we see. [[DiabolusExNihilo Lewis never reveals her origins]], nor does he specify whether her original form is humanoid, reptilian, or something else entirely.

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* Within the early {{fantasy}} genre, one very unique forerunner of this trope is the Green Lady, Creator/CSLewis's central villain in ''Literature/TheSilverChair'' (the fourth ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]]'' book published, and the sixth in terms of internal InUniverse chronology). From within her ElaborateUndergroundBase, the Lady subtly acquires power through governmental infiltration and mind control, and she alternates between a regular human form and a ScaledUp form. Of course, since TheReptilians largely remained an UnbuiltTrope back in TheFifties, the Lady bears many differences from this trope as we know it today. For example, her reptilian form isn't humanoid like most examples today, but rather a massive venomous snake. Also, instead of TheReptilians being a whole species of invaders, the Lady is the only example that we see. [[DiabolusExNihilo Lewis never reveals her origins]], nor does he specify whether her original form is humanoid, reptilian, or something else entirely.
5th Nov '17 8:56:26 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Within the early {{fantasy}} genre, one very unique forerunner of this trope is the Green Lady, Creator/CSLewis's central villain in ''Literature/TheSilverChair'' (the fourth ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]]'' book published, and the sixth in terms of internal chronology). The Lady subtly acquires power through governmental infiltration and mind control, and she alternates between a regular human form and a ScaledUp form. Of course, since TheReptilians largely remained an UnbuiltTrope back in TheFifties, the Lady bears many differences from this trope as we know it today. For example, her reptilian form isn't humanoid like most examples today, but rather a massive venomous snake. Also, instead of TheReptilians being a whole species of invaders, the Lady is the only example that we see. [[DiabolusExNihilo Lewis never reveals her origins]], nor does he specify whether her original form is humanoid, reptilian, or something else entirely.

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* Within the early {{fantasy}} genre, one very unique forerunner of this trope is the Green Lady, Creator/CSLewis's central villain in ''Literature/TheSilverChair'' (the fourth ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]]'' book published, and the sixth in terms of internal chronology). The From within her ElaborateUndergroundBase, the Lady subtly acquires power through governmental infiltration and mind control, and she alternates between a regular human form and a ScaledUp form. Of course, since TheReptilians largely remained an UnbuiltTrope back in TheFifties, the Lady bears many differences from this trope as we know it today. For example, her reptilian form isn't humanoid like most examples today, but rather a massive venomous snake. Also, instead of TheReptilians being a whole species of invaders, the Lady is the only example that we see. [[DiabolusExNihilo Lewis never reveals her origins]], nor does he specify whether her original form is humanoid, reptilian, or something else entirely.
5th Nov '17 8:44:14 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Within the early {{fantasy}} genre, one very unique forerunner of this trope is the Green Lady, Creator/CSLewis's central villain in ''Literature/TheSilverChair'' (the fourth ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]]'' book published, and the sixth in terms of internal chronology). The Lady subtly acquires power through governmental infiltration and mind control, and she alternates between a regular human form and a ScaledUp form. Of course, since TheReptilians largely remained an UnbuiltTrope back in TheFifties, the Lady bears many differences from this trope as we know it today. For example, her reptilian form isn't humanoid like most examples today, but rather a massive venomous snake. Also, instead of TheReptilians being a whole species of invaders, the Lady is the only example that we see, and [[DiabolusExNihilo Lewis never reveals her origins]]. Nor does he say anything about whether her original form is humanoid, reptilian, or something else entirely.

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* Within the early {{fantasy}} genre, one very unique forerunner of this trope is the Green Lady, Creator/CSLewis's central villain in ''Literature/TheSilverChair'' (the fourth ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]]'' book published, and the sixth in terms of internal chronology). The Lady subtly acquires power through governmental infiltration and mind control, and she alternates between a regular human form and a ScaledUp form. Of course, since TheReptilians largely remained an UnbuiltTrope back in TheFifties, the Lady bears many differences from this trope as we know it today. For example, her reptilian form isn't humanoid like most examples today, but rather a massive venomous snake. Also, instead of TheReptilians being a whole species of invaders, the Lady is the only example that we see, and see. [[DiabolusExNihilo Lewis never reveals her origins]]. Nor origins]], nor does he say anything about specify whether her original form is humanoid, reptilian, or something else entirely.
5th Nov '17 8:43:23 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Within the early {{fantasy}} genre, one very unique forerunner of this trope is the Green Lady, Creator/CSLewis's central villain in ''Literature/TheSilverChair'' (the fourth ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]]'' book published, and the sixth in terms of internal chronology). The Lady subtly acquires power through governmental infiltration and mind control, and she alternates between a regular human form and a ScaledUp form. Of course, since TheReptilians largely remained an UnbuiltTrope back in TheFifties, the Lady bears many differences from this trope as we know it today. For example, her reptilian form isn't humanoid like most examples today, but rather a massive venomous snake. We also don't see a whole species of reptilian invaders; rather, the Lady is the only example that we see, and [[DiabolusExNihilo Lewis never reveals her origins]]. Nor does he say anything about whether her original form is humanoid, reptilian, or something else entirely.

to:

* Within the early {{fantasy}} genre, one very unique forerunner of this trope is the Green Lady, Creator/CSLewis's central villain in ''Literature/TheSilverChair'' (the fourth ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]]'' book published, and the sixth in terms of internal chronology). The Lady subtly acquires power through governmental infiltration and mind control, and she alternates between a regular human form and a ScaledUp form. Of course, since TheReptilians largely remained an UnbuiltTrope back in TheFifties, the Lady bears many differences from this trope as we know it today. For example, her reptilian form isn't humanoid like most examples today, but rather a massive venomous snake. We also don't see Also, instead of TheReptilians being a whole species of reptilian invaders; rather, invaders, the Lady is the only example that we see, and [[DiabolusExNihilo Lewis never reveals her origins]]. Nor does he say anything about whether her original form is humanoid, reptilian, or something else entirely.
5th Nov '17 8:42:04 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Within the early {{fantasy}} genre, one very unique forerunner of this trope is the Green Lady, Creator/CSLewis's central villain in ''Literature/TheSilverChair'' (the fourth ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]]'' book published, and the sixth in terms of internal chronology). The Lady subtly acquires power through governmental infiltration and mind control, and she alternates between a regular human form and a ScaledUp form. Of course, since TheReptilians largely remained an UnbuiltTrope back in TheFifties, the Lady bears many differences from this trope as we know it today. For example, her reptilian form isn't humanoid like most examples today, but rather a massive venomous snake. We also don't see a whole species of reptilian invaders; rather, the Lady is the only example that we see, and [[DiabolusExNihilo Lewis never reveals her origins]]. Nor does he say anything about whether her original form is humanoid, reptilian, or something else entirely.
31st Oct '17 1:53:18 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In [[TheEighties the early eighties]], Dale Russell, curator of vertebrate fossils at the National Museum of Canada (now the Canadian Museum of Nature), proposed that, if the dinosaur genus Troodon [[AlternateHistory hadn't died out]], it could have evolved into a sentient humanoid creature, christened [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troodon#The_.22Dinosauroid.22 "Dinosauroid"]] by Russel. Since then, the Dinosauroid (in appearance vaguely resembling a scaly [[TheGreys Grey alien]]) has been criticized as being implausible, because it is too anthropomorphic. Also, ScienceMarchesOn, and now we know that Troodon's appearance probably had more in common with birds than with reptiles. Thus, when paleontologist [[http://darrennaish.blogspot.com/2006/11/dinosauroids-revisited.html Darren Naish]] and artist Nemo Ramjet revisited the concept during TheNoughties, the result was [[http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/8094/2150/1600/dinosauroid.jpg decidedly less humanoid]] and veered into BirdPeople territory.

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* In [[TheEighties the early eighties]], Dale Russell, curator of vertebrate fossils at the National Museum of Canada (now the Canadian Museum of Nature), proposed that, if the dinosaur genus Troodon [[AlternateHistory hadn't died out]], it could have evolved into a sentient humanoid creature, christened [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troodon#The_.22Dinosauroid.22 "Dinosauroid"]] by Russel. Since then, the Dinosauroid (in appearance vaguely resembling a scaly [[TheGreys Grey alien]]) has been criticized as being implausible, because it is too anthropomorphic. Also, ScienceMarchesOn, and now we know that Troodon's appearance probably had more in common with birds than with reptiles. Thus, when paleontologist [[http://darrennaish.blogspot.com/2006/11/dinosauroids-revisited.html Darren Naish]] and artist Nemo Ramjet revisited the concept during TheNoughties, the result was [[http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/8094/2150/1600/dinosauroid.jpg decidedly less humanoid]] and veered into BirdPeople territory.territory instead of this trope.
31st Oct '17 1:52:55 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In [[TheEighties the early eighties]], Dale Russell, curator of vertebrate fossils at the National Museum of Canada (now the Canadian Museum of Nature), proposed that, if the dinosaur genus Troodon [[AlternateHistory hadn't died out]], it could have evolved into a sentient humanoid creature, christened [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troodon#The_.22Dinosauroid.22 "Dinosauroid"]] by Russel. Since then, the Dinosauroid (in appearance vaguely resembling a scaly [[TheGreys Grey alien]]) has been criticized as being implausible, because it is too anthropomorphic. Also, ScienceMarchesOn, and now we know that Troodon's appearance probably had more in common with birds than with reptiles. Thus, when paleontologist [[http://darrennaish.blogspot.com/2006/11/dinosauroids-revisited.html Darren Naish]] and artist Nemo Ramjet revisited the concept during TheNoughties, the result was a [[http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/8094/2150/1600/dinosauroid.jpg decidedly less humanoid]] variety of BirdPeople.

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* In [[TheEighties the early eighties]], Dale Russell, curator of vertebrate fossils at the National Museum of Canada (now the Canadian Museum of Nature), proposed that, if the dinosaur genus Troodon [[AlternateHistory hadn't died out]], it could have evolved into a sentient humanoid creature, christened [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troodon#The_.22Dinosauroid.22 "Dinosauroid"]] by Russel. Since then, the Dinosauroid (in appearance vaguely resembling a scaly [[TheGreys Grey alien]]) has been criticized as being implausible, because it is too anthropomorphic. Also, ScienceMarchesOn, and now we know that Troodon's appearance probably had more in common with birds than with reptiles. Thus, when paleontologist [[http://darrennaish.blogspot.com/2006/11/dinosauroids-revisited.html Darren Naish]] and artist Nemo Ramjet revisited the concept during TheNoughties, the result was a [[http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/8094/2150/1600/dinosauroid.jpg decidedly less humanoid]] variety of BirdPeople.and veered into BirdPeople territory.
31st Oct '17 1:50:07 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In [[TheEighties the early eighties]], Dale Russell, curator of vertebrate fossils at the National Museum of Canada (now the Canadian Museum of Nature), proposed that, if the dinosaur genus Troodon [[AlternateHistory hadn't died out]], it could have evolved into a sentient humanoid creature, christened [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troodon#The_.22Dinosauroid.22 "Dinosauroid"]] by Russel. Since then, the Dinosauroid (in appearance vaguely resembling a scaly [[TheGreys Grey alien]]) has been criticized as being implausible, because it is too anthropomorphic. Also, ScienceMarchesOn, and now we know that Troodon's appearance probably had more in common with birds than with reptiles. Thus, when paleontologist [[http://darrennaish.blogspot.com/2006/11/dinosauroids-revisited.html Darren Naish]] and artist Nemo Ramjet revisited the concept during TheNoughties, the result was a decidedly less humanoid, err... [[http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/8094/2150/1600/dinosauroid.jpg Bird Folk.]]

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* In [[TheEighties the early eighties]], Dale Russell, curator of vertebrate fossils at the National Museum of Canada (now the Canadian Museum of Nature), proposed that, if the dinosaur genus Troodon [[AlternateHistory hadn't died out]], it could have evolved into a sentient humanoid creature, christened [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troodon#The_.22Dinosauroid.22 "Dinosauroid"]] by Russel. Since then, the Dinosauroid (in appearance vaguely resembling a scaly [[TheGreys Grey alien]]) has been criticized as being implausible, because it is too anthropomorphic. Also, ScienceMarchesOn, and now we know that Troodon's appearance probably had more in common with birds than with reptiles. Thus, when paleontologist [[http://darrennaish.blogspot.com/2006/11/dinosauroids-revisited.html Darren Naish]] and artist Nemo Ramjet revisited the concept during TheNoughties, the result was a decidedly less humanoid, err... [[http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/8094/2150/1600/dinosauroid.jpg Bird Folk.]]decidedly less humanoid]] variety of BirdPeople.
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