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30th May '16 12:27:59 AM Doug86
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* The Draske in ''VideoGame/StarbaseOrion'' are small, winged reptiles whose natural flight ability makes them superior pilots and navigators. [[AllInTheManual According to their backstory]], they are not warlike and haven't had to fight anyone in the thousands of years they have been exploring space (mostly using sublight ships). They are extremely long-lived (their lifespans are measured in thousands of years) and are ruled by [[{{Matriarchy}} Matriarchs]]. Every year, many Draske participate in tournaments. The victors experience a great boost in their careers. Those who lose the tournaments three times typically commit suicide to spare their families the shame. The Draske Hegemony incorporates several other races as client members, including the [[StarfishAliens Harge]] and the [[CatFolk Felinoids]]. The reason they're on part with the other races in the game is mostly due to them being unaccustomed to warfare.

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* The Draske in ''VideoGame/StarbaseOrion'' are small, winged reptiles whose natural flight ability makes them superior pilots and navigators. [[AllInTheManual [[AllThereInTheManual According to their backstory]], they are not warlike and haven't had to fight anyone in the thousands of years they have been exploring space (mostly using sublight ships). They are extremely long-lived (their lifespans are measured in thousands of years) and are ruled by [[{{Matriarchy}} Matriarchs]]. Every year, many Draske participate in tournaments. The victors experience a great boost in their careers. Those who lose the tournaments three times typically commit suicide to spare their families the shame. The Draske Hegemony incorporates several other races as client members, including the [[StarfishAliens Harge]] and the [[CatFolk Felinoids]]. The reason they're on part with the other races in the game is mostly due to them being unaccustomed to warfare.
20th Mar '16 3:37:19 PM lemonlime
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Depending on just how reptilian the Reptilians are portrayed to be (and depending on a program's budget), they can run the gamut from [[RubberForeheadAliens bald humans with]] [[PettingZooPeople weird eyes]] to full-on LizardFolk with a human-like gait. Also, a rule of thumb to keep in mind is that the more reptilian the aliens are, the less likely they are to be portrayed as good guys, in line with ReptilesAreAbhorrent; sympathetic Reptilians are more likely to have NonMammalMammaries, among other things.

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Depending on just how reptilian the Reptilians are portrayed to be (and depending on a program's budget), they can run the gamut from [[RubberForeheadAliens bald humans with]] [[PettingZooPeople weird eyes]] to full-on LizardFolk with a human-like gait. They usually have a hatred or disgust for all mammals. It is common for Reptilians to insult humans by referring to them as "apes". Also, a rule of thumb to keep in mind is that the more reptilian the aliens are, the less likely they are to be portrayed as good guys, in line with ReptilesAreAbhorrent; sympathetic Reptilians are more likely to have NonMammalMammaries, among other things.
18th Mar '16 7:27:22 AM eroock
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4th Mar '16 5:43:26 AM erforce
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* The Martians in the 1962 Topps trading card series ''MarsAttacks'' looked like LittleGreenMen, only with skull-like faces and vaguely reptilian skin. When the cards were adapted for the 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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* The Martians in the 1962 Topps trading card series ''MarsAttacks'' ''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, movie]], the production designers tried to make the Martians (according to WordOfGod) look like a cross between skeletons and snakes.




27th Feb '16 10:44:06 AM nombretomado
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* The Chitauri of ''Film/TheAvengers'' are portrayed as these.

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* The Chitauri of ''Film/TheAvengers'' ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' are portrayed as these.
24th Feb '16 10:59:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* One of the Rulon subraces on ''DinoRiders'' was a race of SnakePeople.

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* One of the Rulon subraces on ''DinoRiders'' ''WesternAnimation/DinoRiders'' was a race of SnakePeople.
23rd Jan '16 4:26:35 PM Willbyr
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23rd Jan '16 4:26:18 PM Willbyr
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23rd Jan '16 4:25:24 PM Willbyr
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7th Dec '15 6:49:07 PM Kephasp
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* The Visitors from ''Series/{{V}}'' are the {{Trope Codifier}}s. They infiltrate many parts of human society, and they want to ''[[ToServeMan eat us]]'' (along with other tasty mammals). Rather than shapeshifting, however, they use fake human-like skin to mask their true appearance, a method best exemplified by the iconic shot of Diana peeling back the skin on one side of her face to reveal green scaly skin and a catlike eye. It should be noted that, aside from [[FollowTheLeader inspiring the creation of other fictional Reptilians]], ''V'' led to the plethora of conspiracy theories about Reptilians, which were pretty much nonexistent before the show aired.

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* The Visitors from ''Series/{{V}}'' ''Series/{{V 1983}}'' are the {{Trope Codifier}}s. They infiltrate many parts of human society, and they want to ''[[ToServeMan eat us]]'' (along with other tasty mammals). Rather than shapeshifting, however, they use fake human-like skin to mask their true appearance, a method best exemplified by the iconic shot of Diana peeling back the skin on one side of her face to reveal green scaly skin and a catlike eye. It should be noted that, aside from [[FollowTheLeader inspiring the creation of other fictional Reptilians]], ''V'' led to the plethora of conspiracy theories about Reptilians, which were pretty much nonexistent before the show aired.
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