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* GoldenAge [[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] comics had Mr. Mind's alien flunkies, the Crocodile Men from Planet Punkus.

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* GoldenAge [[{{Shazam}} [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] comics had Mr. Mind's alien flunkies, the Crocodile Men from Planet Punkus.
7th Apr '18 3:01:32 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 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]] aside from some vague hints that she could be somehow connected to the White Witch from ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', 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 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]] aside from some vague hints beyond vaguely hinting that she could be somehow connected to the White Witch from ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', nor does he specify whether her original form is humanoid, reptilian, or something else entirely.
6th Apr '18 2:00:28 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'': The [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Alien Alien]] archetype. Most of the members have some sort of lizard-like attributes to them, and they are all Reptile-type. They aren't exactly portrayed in a good light either, considering their card artworks depict things like [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Brainwashing_Beam brainwashing]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/%22A%22_Cell_Recombination_Device experimentation]], and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Planet_Pollutant_Virus planetary invasion.]]
** There is also the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Worm Worm]] archetype. While they don't have much in the way of reptilian features, they are also extraterrestrial invaders, and are likely Reptile-type because of this trope.
5th Apr '18 11:51:19 AM 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 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]] (aside from some vague hints that she is related to the White Witch from ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe''), 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 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]] (aside aside from some vague hints that she is related could be somehow connected to the White Witch from ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe''), ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', nor does he specify whether her original form is humanoid, reptilian, or something else entirely.
27th Mar '18 1:26:25 PM margdean56
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* The Aandrisk in Literature/TheLongWayToASmallAngryPlanet look like human sized bipedal lizards with multicolored feathers on their heads.
* Several are seen throughout ''Literature/AlmostNight''. They have green scales and never wear shirts. A row red spikes go down their back. They're not universally good or evil.

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* The Aandrisk in Literature/TheLongWayToASmallAngryPlanet ''Literature/TheLongWayToASmallAngryPlanet'' look like human sized human-sized bipedal lizards with multicolored feathers on their heads.
* Several are seen throughout ''Literature/AlmostNight''. They have green scales and never wear shirts. A row of red spikes go down their back. They're not universally good or evil.



* The Race from ''Literature/{{Worldwar}}'' is a race of reptilians whose strong sense of cultural pride drive them to try and conquer Earth. The two species (Rabotevs and Halessi, though that is probably the Race's name for them) they subjugated before invading Earth were apparently also reptilian in nature, as they are mentioned as being fairly similar to the Race.
** In ''Homeward Bound'', humans finally meet members of the two other species after reaching Home, althogh they claim to have already seen pictures of them. This is also the first description of the races that the readers get. The Rabotevs, for example, have two thumbs on each hand and feature eye stalks instead of eye turrets. The Halessi look more like cross between LittleGreenMen and lizards, being small, squeaky-voiced, and more erect than members of the Race, also featuring smaller snouts. Unlike the Race, the Rabotevs and the Halessi don't suffer narcotic or mating-inducing effects from ginger.

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* The Race from ''Literature/{{Worldwar}}'' is a race of reptilians whose strong sense of cultural pride drive drives them to try and conquer Earth. The two species (Rabotevs and Halessi, though that is probably the Race's name for them) they subjugated before invading Earth were apparently also reptilian in nature, as they are mentioned as being fairly similar to the Race.
** In ''Homeward Bound'', humans finally meet members of the two other species after reaching Home, althogh although they claim to have already seen pictures of them. This is also the first description of the races that the readers get. The Rabotevs, for example, have two thumbs on each hand and feature eye stalks instead of eye turrets. The Halessi look more like cross between LittleGreenMen and lizards, being small, squeaky-voiced, and more erect than members of the Race, also featuring smaller snouts. Unlike the Race, the Rabotevs and the Halessi don't suffer narcotic or mating-inducing effects from ginger.



* A Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries novel - ''The Captain's Table: War Dragons''- had the humanoid reptillian Anjiri and the theropod-like Nykkus [[spoiler: which turn out to be [[BizarreAlienBiology two forms of the same species]].]] While their dialogue does not use SssssnakeTalk, their language relies so heavily on gestures that {{Universal Translator}}s can't handle it. While the first ones to show up are basically incompetent SpacePirates, it turns out that neither of these traits [[PlanetOfHats is their hat]].

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* A Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries novel - ''The novel--''The Captain's Table: War Dragons''- had Dragons''--had the humanoid reptillian reptilian Anjiri and the theropod-like Nykkus [[spoiler: which turn out to be [[BizarreAlienBiology two forms of the same species]].]] While their dialogue does not use SssssnakeTalk, their language relies so heavily on gestures that {{Universal Translator}}s can't handle it. While the first ones to show up are basically incompetent SpacePirates, it turns out that neither of these traits [[PlanetOfHats is their hat]].



* The Yilani of Creator/HarryHarrison's ''Literature/WestOfEden'' series are a race of humanoid reptilians that evolved on an Earth where the dinosaurs never died out. The first book spends much of it's first portion with them and we get a very detailed look at their world. They are semi-aquatic (they are related to seagoing lizards), have a matriarchal society thanks largely to their borderline BizarreSexualDimorphism, and have mastered biotechnology on a staggering scale; their cities are literally alive. Oh, and once the humans enter the picture in a significant way, they immediately become the {{Card Carrying Villain}}s of the book because {{humans|AreSpecial}} are [[MostWritersAreHuman awesome]] and reptiles... [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent well duh]]. It's awkward.

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* The Yilani of Creator/HarryHarrison's ''Literature/WestOfEden'' series are a race of humanoid reptilians that evolved on an Earth where the dinosaurs never died out. The first book spends much of it's its first portion with them and we get a very detailed look at their world. They are semi-aquatic (they are related to seagoing lizards), have a matriarchal society thanks largely to their borderline BizarreSexualDimorphism, and have mastered biotechnology on a staggering scale; their cities are literally alive. Oh, and once the humans enter the picture in a significant way, they immediately become the {{Card Carrying Villain}}s of the book because {{humans|AreSpecial}} are [[MostWritersAreHuman awesome]] and reptiles... [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent well duh]]. It's awkward.



** The Soro are imperialistic, cruel and war. And to be expected, enemies of Earth Clan
** The Thennannin are also reptiles. They are incredibly conservative, self righteous and dogmatic. However they are not actually evil. In the Second Novel, Star Tide Rising, they are fighting Humans along with everyone else to get the big secret they think the Streaker is carrying. By the third novel they have "adopted" [[spoiler:Gorillas]] as as a client species and are dutifully helping protect Earth.

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** The Soro are imperialistic, cruel and war. warlike. And to be expected, enemies of Earth Clan
Clan.
** The Thennannin are also reptiles. They are incredibly conservative, self righteous self-righteous and dogmatic. However they are not actually evil. In the Second Novel, Star Tide Rising, second novel, ''Startide Rising'', they are fighting Humans along with everyone else to get the big secret they think the Streaker is carrying. By the third novel they have "adopted" [[spoiler:Gorillas]] as as a client species and are dutifully helping protect Earth.



* In the SpeculativeDocumentary book ''All Tomorrows'' by Nemo Ramjet one of the descendants of mankind is a race known as the Saurosapients, which evolved from large lizards brought to a tropical planet by humans. Ironically they were once the livestock of an unintelligent species of genetically modified human that became ''their'' livestock after reptiles took over. They're not evil nor very human-like in general appearance (more like featherless raptors), but their society grows paranoid that an alien race will wipe them out like the humans before them. [[spoiler: It's presumed that robot humans did wipe them out along wih many other races]].

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* In the SpeculativeDocumentary book ''All Tomorrows'' by Nemo Ramjet one of the descendants of mankind is a race known as the Saurosapients, which evolved from large lizards brought to a tropical planet by humans. Ironically they were once the livestock of an unintelligent species of genetically modified human that became ''their'' livestock after reptiles took over. They're not evil nor very human-like in general appearance (more like featherless raptors), but their society grows paranoid that an alien race will wipe them out like the humans before them. [[spoiler: It's presumed that robot humans did wipe them out along wih with many other races]].
15th Mar '18 7:11:35 PM Abodos
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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 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.

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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 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]], origins]] (aside from some vague hints that she is related to the White Witch from ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe''), nor does he specify whether her original form is humanoid, reptilian, or something else entirely.
11th Feb '18 2:32:28 PM kenyastarflight
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* Music/WeirdAlYankovic plays a ConspiracyTheorist in his music video for [[Music/MandatoryFun "Foil"]] (a parody of [[Music/{{Lorde}} Lorde's]] "Royal"). At the end of the video, the Reptilian turns out to be [[spoiler: the director of the music video (played by Creator/PattonOswalt)]].
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8th Feb '18 1:28:47 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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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 usurp the local government.
** D&D also has Lizard Men, Kobolds, Troglodytes, Draconians, Dragonborn, Saurials, Bullywugs, Slaad, Tortles, Babblers, and countless other variants.
** ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' carries over most of the ones mentioned above that aren't under trademark. They also have Reptoids, who draw upon traits more specific to ''this'' trope, like being shapeshifting infiltrators from another planet or dimension (they refuse to divulge their origins even under duress, so it is somewhat unclear) who seek to prepare the target world for invasion.

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* The Yuan-ti Among the various SnakePeople, LizardFolk, and {{Draconic Humanoid}}s in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' are are more snake than lizard, but in addition ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', the serpentine yuan-ti stand out as this trope due to giant snakes with arms, their race also includes some penchant for sending "purebloods" (low-ranking individuals that are almost indistinguishable from humans. Those are usually send to infiltrate who look mostly human) into human society and use their telepathic powers to usurp as spies. Meanwhile, the local government.
** D&D also has Lizard Men, Kobolds, Troglodytes, Draconians, Dragonborn, Saurials, Bullywugs, Slaad, Tortles, Babblers, and countless other variants.
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spinoff ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' carries over most of the ones mentioned above that aren't under trademark. They also have has Reptoids, who draw upon traits more specific to ''this'' trope, like being a race of shapeshifting infiltrators from another planet or dimension (they refuse to divulge their origins even under duress, so it is somewhat unclear) who seek to prepare the target world for invasion.
21st Jan '18 11:29:57 AM nombretomado
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* On ''Radio/OpieAndAnthony'', LouisCK asked Donald Rumsfeld if he and Dick Cheney were part of a Reptilian conspiracy to control the world. Donald declined to answer.

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* On ''Radio/OpieAndAnthony'', LouisCK Creator/LouisCK asked Donald Rumsfeld if he and Dick Cheney were part of a Reptilian conspiracy to control the world. Donald declined to answer.
5th Jan '18 9:28:59 PM Scifimaster92
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* The Drac from Film/EnemyMine, though the movie's main point is that [[GrayAndGreyMorality they're not really the bad guys, and humans aren't really the good guys either]].

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* The Drac from Film/EnemyMine, ''Film/EnemyMine'', though the movie's main point is that [[GrayAndGreyMorality they're not really the bad guys, and humans aren't really the good guys either]].



* The Reptoids in ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossTheEighthDimension'', though they're not evil as an specie, the bad guys in the movie are rogue criminals hated for their own government because of their FantasticRacism.

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* The Reptoids in ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossTheEighthDimension'', though they're not evil as an specie, the bad guys in the movie are rogue criminals hated for by their own government because of their FantasticRacism.
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