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13th Nov '17 2:46:19 PM Theriocephalus
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Contrast AFormYouAreComfortableWith, which doesn't involve the aliens deceiving us into mistaking them for humans; and HumanAliens in which the aliens just happened to look like us to begin with. Compare TheVirus. SisterTrope to PuppeteerParasite. A rich source of ParanoiaFuel.

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Contrast AFormYouAreComfortableWith, which doesn't involve the aliens deceiving us into mistaking them for humans; HumanDisguise, for examples of non-human creatures passing themselves off as humans for purposes other than invasion; and HumanAliens in which the aliens just happened to look like us to begin with. Compare TheVirus. SisterTrope to PuppeteerParasite. A rich source of ParanoiaFuel.
3rd Nov '17 7:22:39 PM AHI-3000
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons: WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E1TreehouseOfHorrorVII VII]]'' (during the short "Citizen Kang"), the evil aliens Kang and Kodos [[AlienAbduction kidnap]] US President UsefulNotes/BillClinton and Senator Bob Dole, both of whom were the top candidates for the then-current 1996 presidential election. Kang and Kodos use a machine which disguises them as the two politicians, allowing them to run in the election and take over the USA (and soon the whole world). For some strange reason, [[HumansAreMorons nobody really notices]] how "Clinton" and "Dole" are behaving so weirdly and unearthly, and it's only until when Homer Simpson rips off their disguises in public does everyone see that they're actually aliens. [[RuleOfFunny Though this doesn't stop Kang and Kodos from telling the voters that they still had to pick one of them]].
16th Jul '17 7:31:12 AM Malady
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* In Creator/{{Vathara}}'s ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2698347/1/Walk-Through-the-Valley Walk Through the Valley]]'' has a rare heroic version. Hiko's people, the Confederacy, are at war with TheFederation, which insists on tearing its women and children screaming from their homes, battering them and turning them over to the [[HumanSubSpecies merrows]] for a form of MindRape called conditioning, which [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul leaves you]] [[HappinessInSlavery happy to do and be whatever the Federation wants you to be]]. It's implied that it leaves you without compassion. The reason they take slaves is to restore the genetic diversity they lost when they became chronically inbred because they were such a small, isolated population. They tell themselves that these gene donors are willing. They also do it to Confederate soldiers, who are dropped back into the units they were pulled from to wreak havoc on their comrades. The only way to prevent yourself from becoming conditioned is to temporarily become a LittleBitBeastly with the help of LegoGenetics, which entails government-approved DNA sequences and extremely complicated life-support equipment that no one uses for anything else. Using claws, etc., means modifying the brain. Ensuring that alterants know when to use them means adding instincts from the species used as a source of DNA. This makes alterants easy to spot, no matter how well the alterations are hidden. They cannot make alterants in mind only; volunteers go mad in weeks. This is where the ookamimoya alterants come in. The ''ookamimoya'' are a species of [[{{EMP}} EM]]-sensitive, lupine predators that live very long lives, have few offspring, which they cherish, a pack with which they share a PsychicLink, extreme distrust of outsiders, incredibly durable bodies, InnateNightVision, AlienHair in the form of sensory tendrils with which they pick up emotions and which move on their own; pelt tendrils that don't; and hidden claws. Ookamimoya ''alterants'' will have sensory tendrils on the scalp the thickness of human hair, eyebrows and eyelashes with tendencies of both pelt and sensory tendrils, zero hair or not-hair elsewhere, KaleidoscopeEyes with exotic colors that shift to golden/amber at night/low light conditions, the ability to sense ''ki'', lack of aging, hidden claws and a strong killer instinct that drive them to kill the conditioned.

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* In Creator/{{Vathara}}'s ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2698347/1/Walk-Through-the-Valley Walk Through the Valley]]'' has a rare heroic version. Hiko's people, the Confederacy, are at war with TheFederation, which insists on tearing its women and children screaming from their homes, battering them and turning them over to the [[HumanSubSpecies merrows]] for a form of MindRape called conditioning, which [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul leaves you]] [[HappinessInSlavery happy to do and be whatever the Federation wants you to be]]. It's implied that it leaves you without compassion. The reason they take slaves is to restore the genetic diversity they lost when they became chronically inbred because they were such a small, isolated population. They tell themselves that these gene donors are willing. They also do it to Confederate soldiers, who are dropped back into the units they were pulled from to wreak havoc on their comrades. The only way to prevent yourself from becoming conditioned is to temporarily become a LittleBitBeastly with the help of LegoGenetics, which entails government-approved DNA sequences and extremely complicated life-support equipment that no one uses for anything else. Using claws, etc., means modifying the brain. Ensuring that alterants know when to use them means adding instincts from the species used as a source of DNA. This makes alterants easy to spot, no matter how well the alterations are hidden. They cannot make alterants in mind only; volunteers go mad in weeks. This is where the ookamimoya alterants come in. The ''ookamimoya'' are a species of [[{{EMP}} EM]]-sensitive, lupine predators that live very long lives, have few offspring, which they cherish, a pack with which they share a PsychicLink, extreme distrust of outsiders, incredibly durable bodies, InnateNightVision, AlienHair in the form of sensory tendrils with which they pick up emotions and which move on their own; pelt tendrils that don't; and hidden claws. Ookamimoya ''alterants'' will have sensory tendrils on the scalp the thickness of human hair, eyebrows and eyelashes with tendencies of both pelt and sensory tendrils, zero hair or not-hair elsewhere, KaleidoscopeEyes with exotic colors that [[EyeColorChange shift to golden/amber at night/low light conditions, conditions]], the ability to sense ''ki'', lack of aging, hidden claws and a strong killer instinct that drive them to kill the conditioned.
12th Jul '17 4:55:36 PM IdumeanPatriot
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* In the 1970s, the ''[[ComicBook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' storyline ''ComicBook/TheKreeSkrullWar'' featured a major panic over this, which (among other things) led to the formation of the [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Special Committee on Alien Activities]]. Ironically, it was not the shapeshifting Skrulls who were the main target, but their enemies the Kree--Who could still infiltrate Earth in human guise, because they were HumanAliens.

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* In the 1970s, the ''[[ComicBook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' storyline ''ComicBook/TheKreeSkrullWar'' ''[[ComicBook/TheKreeSkrullWar The Kree-Skrull War]]'' featured a major panic over this, which (among other things) led to the formation of the [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Special Committee on Alien Activities]]. Ironically, it was not the shapeshifting Skrulls who were the main target, but their enemies the Kree--Who could still infiltrate Earth in human guise, because they were HumanAliens.
12th Jul '17 4:54:58 PM IdumeanPatriot
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* In the 1970s, the ''[[ComicBook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' storyline ''ComicBook/TheKreeSkrullWar'' featured a major panic over this, which (among other things) led to the formation of the [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Special Committee on Alien Activities]]. Ironically, it was not the shapeshifting Skrulls who were the main target, but their enemies the Kree--Who could still infiltrate Earth in human guise, because they were HumanAliens.
10th Jul '17 4:36:03 AM Daedalis
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* In ''ComicBook/CleanRoom'' both Astrid and Chloe are able to see through the demons' stealth abilities. The demons respond by possessing human hosts without controlling them, which makes them indistinguishable from unaffected humans until they attack.
7th Jul '17 11:13:38 AM ectostar
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[[caption-width-right:319:Zentraedi spies [[RealMenWearPink blending]] in [[HumansThroughAlienEyes seamlessly]] and [[{{Crossdresser}} without]] [[CrossCulturalKerfluffle drawing attention.]]]]

->'''Kyle Reese:''' The 600 series had rubber skin. We spotted them easy, but these are new. They look human... sweat, bad breath, everything. Very hard to spot. I had to wait till he moved on you before I could zero him.\\
'''Sarah Connor:''' Look... I am not stupid, you know. They cannot make things like that yet.\\
'''Kyle Reese:''' Not yet. Not for about 40 years.

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->'''Kyle Reese:''' Reese''': The 600 series had rubber skin. We spotted them easy, but these are new. They look human... sweat, bad breath, everything. Very hard to spot. I had to wait till he moved on you before I could zero him.\\
'''Sarah Connor:''' Connor''': Look... I am not stupid, you know. They cannot make things like that yet.\\
'''Kyle Reese:''' Reese''': Not yet. Not for about 40 years.



* Inverted in ''Film/District9'', when the young alien remarks that [[spoiler:Wikus, in the process of transforming into an alien,]] "looks the same" as him. Also a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.

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* Inverted in ''Film/District9'', when the young alien remarks that [[spoiler:Wikus, in the process of transforming into an alien,]] alien]], "looks the same" as him. Also a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.



** ''Series/{{Galactica 1980}}'' beats them by twenty-odd years by having human-form cylon robots in the episode "The Night The Cylons Landed". However, the ones on the reimagined series are completely human looking, down to having [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots a reproductive system.]]

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** ''Series/{{Galactica 1980}}'' beats them by twenty-odd years by having human-form cylon robots in the episode "The Night The Cylons Landed". However, the ones on the reimagined series are completely human looking, down to having [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots a reproductive system.]]system]].



* In ''VideoGame/CityOfVillains'' you can contact Kelly Uqua, who is working for [[MegaCorp Crey Industries]]. There's a nasty rumor floating around that the real Uqua is dead, and a Rikti alien can alter its form to match hers. Kelly wants you to enter one of Crey's warehouses and delete this report. Kelly also occasionally slips into the Rikti's VerbalTic while talking to you. A separate ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' mission has you finding a Rikti who was posing as Kelly, whose [[GlamourFailure transformation machinery has broken down.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/CityOfVillains'' you can contact Kelly Uqua, who is working for [[MegaCorp Crey Industries]]. There's a nasty rumor floating around that the real Uqua is dead, and a Rikti alien can alter its form to match hers. Kelly wants you to enter one of Crey's warehouses and delete this report. Kelly also occasionally slips into the Rikti's VerbalTic while talking to you. A separate ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' mission has you finding a Rikti who was posing as Kelly, whose [[GlamourFailure transformation machinery has broken down.]]down]].
25th May '17 12:17:53 PM HiddenWindshield
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** The Mi-Go can surgically modify themselves to fit inside a "human suit" and masquerade as people.
** The said 'suits' are made by hollowing out a human body, by the way.

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** The Mi-Go can surgically modify themselves to fit inside a "human suit" and masquerade as people.
** The said
people. Said 'suits' are made by hollowing out a human body, by the way.
14th May '17 5:23:46 PM nombretomado
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* In {{Traveller}} there is an interesting twist. When the Terrans meet the Vilani they learn that they actually ''are'' human. Of course that does [[HumansAreBastards not necessarily make the meeting pleasant]].

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* In {{Traveller}} ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' there is an interesting twist. When the Terrans meet the Vilani they learn that they actually ''are'' human. Of course that does [[HumansAreBastards not necessarily make the meeting pleasant]].
16th Feb '17 4:45:30 PM foxley
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* Every alien except Cole and Zin on ''Tracker''

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* Every alien except Cole and Zin on ''Tracker''''Series/{{Tracker}}''


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* This is the stock in trade of the Zygons on ''Series/DoctorWho''.
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