History PlayingWith / StarfishAliens

19th Oct '16 1:58:29 AM whalewithwings
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* '''Straight''': The [[MindScrew Miyn-Skruwians]] are a bizarre alien race, with an [[StarfishLanguage incomprehensible language]] and [[BizarreAlienBiology unprecedented biology]].
* '''Exaggerated''': Miyn-Skruwians are {{Eldritch Abomination}}s who [[GoMadFromTheRevelation shatter the sanity]] of those who see them, despite [[BlueAndOrangeMorality not being inherently malevolent]].

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* '''Straight''': The [[MindScrew Miyn-Skruwians]] [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Maura]] are a bizarre alien race, race of silicon-based aliens, with an [[StarfishLanguage incomprehensible incomprehensible, gurgling language]] and [[BizarreAlienBiology unprecedented unprecedented, mangled biology]].
* '''Exaggerated''': Miyn-Skruwians Maura are {{Eldritch Abomination}}s who [[GoMadFromTheRevelation shatter the sanity]] of those who see them, despite [[BlueAndOrangeMorality not being inherently malevolent]].



** Miyn-Skruwians are very different from Humans in biology, psychology, and language, but not so different that coexistence is impossible.
** Miyn-Skruwians are very different in biology and communication, but still have some basic elements shared with humanity, such as a comprehensible grammar system and concepts for life, death and an afterlife, and a system of morality and ethics comparable to some human beliefs.

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** Miyn-Skruwians Maura are very different from Humans in biology, psychology, and language, but not so different that coexistence is impossible.
** Miyn-Skruwians Maura are very different in biology and communication, but still have some basic elements shared with humanity, such as a comprehensible grammar system and concepts for life, death and an afterlife, and a system of morality and ethics comparable to some human beliefs.



** The Miyn-Skruwian home world has almost nothing in common with Earth.

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** The Miyn-Skruwian Maura home world has almost nothing in common with Earth.



* '''Inverted''': The Miyn-Skruwians are TransplantedHumans.
* '''Subverted''': With the help of TranslatorMicrobes upgraded to deal with the Miyn-Skruwian language, humanity finds the Miyn-Skruwians have a very human-like psychology.

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* '''Inverted''': The Miyn-Skruwians Maura are TransplantedHumans.
* Or they just look like generic "little green men."
* '''Subverted''': With the help of TranslatorMicrobes upgraded to deal with the Miyn-Skruwian Maura language, humanity finds discovers that the Miyn-Skruwians Maura have a very human-like psychology.



** The Miyn-Skruwian's incomprehensible language is subtitled, revealing them to be {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s of the highest degree.
** The Miyn-Skruwians are ''literal'' StarfishAliens. They are a sentient race that have built a truly amazing empire across several planets...and then you meet one. It looks like a normal [[strike:starfish]] sea star. Uh...[[FridgeLogic how did they build that amazing empire again?]]
** The Miyn-Skruwians have a completely inhuman appearance... but talk in Midwestern American accents and enjoy baseball and apple pie.
** The Miyn-Skruwians are entirely different to humans in biology, language and living habitat... but their language is subtitled and reveals them to have the exact same fears about meeting humans as humans do about meeting them.

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** The Miyn-Skruwian's Maura's incomprehensible language is subtitled, revealing them to be {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s of the [[UpToEleven highest degree.
degree]].
** The Miyn-Skruwians Maura are ''literal'' StarfishAliens. They are a sentient race that have built a truly amazing empire across several planets...and then you meet one. It looks like a normal [[strike:starfish]] sea star. Uh...[[FridgeLogic how did they build that amazing empire again?]]
** The Miyn-Skruwians Maura have a completely inhuman appearance... but talk in Midwestern American accents and enjoy baseball and apple pie.
** The Miyn-Skruwians Maura are entirely different to humans in biology, language and living habitat... but their language is subtitled and reveals them to have the exact same fears about meeting humans as humans do about meeting them.



** The Miyn-Skruwians are a bizarre alien race, until TranslatorMicrobes reveal them to be very [[NotSoDifferent quite human-like in psychology]], until [[BlueAndOrangeMorality morality and philosophy]] come up, but later they come to understand our morality and philosophy, even [[ShapeShifter taking on]] [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith a form we are comfortable with]]. Then, it turns out that they were putting up a facade so they could invade our planet and [[strike:destroy]] ~Terraform~ it, but [[HumanityIsInfectious prolonged contact with humans]] convinced some of the Miyn-Skruwians to help humans either by siding with them or at least find another Earth-like planet for them to live on.
** The Miyn-Skruwians are shown to have a very human-like mindset, until morality and philosophy come up... but their culture in many respects is still quite human-like, having developed music which has some Earthen analogue, having scripts and language which show development similar to some human languages, and having developed systems of government which are easily compared to human ones.
* '''Averted''': The Miyn-Skruwians have at least some terrestrial analogue, and can, with TranslatorMicrobes, communicate with humanity easily enough.

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** The Miyn-Skruwians Maura are a bizarre alien race, until TranslatorMicrobes reveal them to be very [[NotSoDifferent quite human-like in psychology]], until [[BlueAndOrangeMorality morality and philosophy]] come up, but later they come to understand our morality and philosophy, even [[ShapeShifter taking on]] [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith a form we humans are comfortable with]]. with looking at]]. Then, it turns out that they were putting up a facade so they could invade our planet and [[strike:destroy]] ~Terraform~ it, but [[HumanityIsInfectious prolonged contact with humans]] convinced some of the Miyn-Skruwians Maura to help humans either by siding with them or at least find another Earth-like planet for them to live on.
** The Miyn-Skruwians Maura are shown to have a very human-like mindset, until morality and philosophy come up... but their culture in many respects is still quite human-like, having developed music which has some Earthen analogue, having scripts and language which show development similar to some human languages, and having developed systems of government which are easily compared to human ones.
* '''Averted''': The Miyn-Skruwians Maura have at least some terrestrial analogue, and can, with TranslatorMicrobes, communicate with humanity easily enough.



* '''Lampshaded''': "That's a Miyn-Skruwian? [[FlatWhat What]]."

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* '''Lampshaded''': "That's a Miyn-Skruwian? [[FlatWhat Maura?! [[FlatWhat ...What]]."



* '''Exploited''': GeneralRipper successfully uses the alien appearance of the Miyn-Skruwian to argue that they can't be trusted not to try and conquer Earth.

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* '''Exploited''': GeneralRipper successfully uses the alien appearance of the Miyn-Skruwian Maura to argue that they can't be trusted not to try and conquer Earth.



** The Miyn-Skruwians fail to recognize humanity as sentient, or their BlueAndOrangeMorality causes a diplomatic incident of horrific scale, resulting in interstellar war.
** The Miyn-Skruwians, have lived on a planet which has many predators on it and thus developed instincts which are comparable to human ones, even if their state of being is entirely different to how humans turned out. Because of this, they recognise humans as having something similar to them, and aim to learn more because they sympathize with how humans developed.
* '''Reconstructed''': Humanity and the Miyn-Skruwians are GenreSavvy enough to realize they don't know enough about each other to communicate meaningfully. But since they occupy completely different types of worlds, they simply stay out of each other's way.

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** The Miyn-Skruwians Maura fail to recognize humanity as sentient, or their BlueAndOrangeMorality causes a diplomatic incident of horrific unimaginable scale, resulting in interstellar war.
** The Miyn-Skruwians, Maura, have lived on a planet which has many predators on it and thus developed instincts which are comparable to human ones, even if their state of being is entirely different to how humans turned out. Because of this, they recognise humans as having something similar to them, and aim to learn more because they sympathize with how humans developed.
* '''Reconstructed''': Humanity and the Miyn-Skruwians Maura are GenreSavvy enough to realize they don't know enough about each other to communicate meaningfully. But since they occupy completely different types of worlds, they simply stay out of each other's way.
9th Mar '15 1:15:38 PM RatherRandomRachel
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* '''Zig Zagged''': The Miyn-Skruwians are a bizarre alien race, until TranslatorMicrobes reveal them to be very [[NotSoDifferent quite human-like in psychology]], until [[BlueAndOrangeMorality morality and philosophy]] come up, but later they come to understand our morality and philosophy, even [[ShapeShifter taking on]] [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith a form we are comfortable with]]. Then, it turns out that they were putting up a facade so they could invade our planet and [[strike:destroy]] ~Terraform~ it, but [[HumanityIsInfectious prolonged contact with humans]] convinced some of the Miyn-Skruwians to help humans either by siding with them or at least find another Earth-like planet for them to live on.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Zagged''':
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The Miyn-Skruwians are a bizarre alien race, until TranslatorMicrobes reveal them to be very [[NotSoDifferent quite human-like in psychology]], until [[BlueAndOrangeMorality morality and philosophy]] come up, but later they come to understand our morality and philosophy, even [[ShapeShifter taking on]] [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith a form we are comfortable with]]. Then, it turns out that they were putting up a facade so they could invade our planet and [[strike:destroy]] ~Terraform~ it, but [[HumanityIsInfectious prolonged contact with humans]] convinced some of the Miyn-Skruwians to help humans either by siding with them or at least find another Earth-like planet for them to live on.on.
** The Miyn-Skruwians are shown to have a very human-like mindset, until morality and philosophy come up... but their culture in many respects is still quite human-like, having developed music which has some Earthen analogue, having scripts and language which show development similar to some human languages, and having developed systems of government which are easily compared to human ones.
17th Apr '14 7:21:58 AM RatherRandomRachel
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** The Miyn-Skruwians, having lived on a planet which has many predators on it developed instincts which are comparable to human ones, even if their state of being is entirely different to how humans turned out. Because of this, they recognise humans as having something similar to them, and aim to learn more because they sympathize with how humans developed.

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** The Miyn-Skruwians, having have lived on a planet which has many predators on it and thus developed instincts which are comparable to human ones, even if their state of being is entirely different to how humans turned out. Because of this, they recognise humans as having something similar to them, and aim to learn more because they sympathize with how humans developed.
17th Apr '14 1:03:21 AM RatherRandomRachel
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** The Miyn-Skruwians are entirely different to humans in biology, language and living habitat... but their language is subtitled and reveals them to have the exact same fears about meeting humans as humans do about meeting them.



* '''Deconstructed''': The Miyn-Skruwians fail to recognize humanity as sentient, or their BlueAndOrangeMorality causes a diplomatic incident of horrific scale, resulting in interstellar war.

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* '''Deconstructed''': '''Deconstructed''':
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The Miyn-Skruwians fail to recognize humanity as sentient, or their BlueAndOrangeMorality causes a diplomatic incident of horrific scale, resulting in interstellar war.war.
** The Miyn-Skruwians, having lived on a planet which has many predators on it developed instincts which are comparable to human ones, even if their state of being is entirely different to how humans turned out. Because of this, they recognise humans as having something similar to them, and aim to learn more because they sympathize with how humans developed.
20th Mar '14 8:59:32 PM SKJAM
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* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???GeneralRipper successfully uses the alien appearance of the Miyn-Skruwian to argue that they can't be trusted not to try and conquer Earth.
25th Nov '13 4:19:02 PM RatherRandomRachel
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** Miyn-Skruwians are very different in biology and communication, but still have some basic elements shared with humanity, such as a grammar system and concepts for life and death, and a system of morality and ethics [[BlueAndOrangeMorality even if it varies wildly from humans'.]]

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** Miyn-Skruwians are very different in biology and communication, but still have some basic elements shared with humanity, such as a comprehensible grammar system and concepts for life life, death and death, an afterlife, and a system of morality and ethics [[BlueAndOrangeMorality even if it varies wildly from humans'.]]comparable to some human beliefs.
19th Nov '13 8:10:07 PM RatherRandomRachel
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* '''Downplayed''': Miyn-Skruwians are very different from Humans in biology, psychology, and language, but not so different that coexistence is impossible.

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* '''Downplayed''': '''Downplayed''':
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Miyn-Skruwians are very different from Humans in biology, psychology, and language, but not so different that coexistence is impossible.impossible.
** Miyn-Skruwians are very different in biology and communication, but still have some basic elements shared with humanity, such as a grammar system and concepts for life and death, and a system of morality and ethics [[BlueAndOrangeMorality even if it varies wildly from humans'.]]
20th Feb '13 7:06:07 PM parabolic000
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* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???Miyn-Skruwians are very different from Humans in biology, psychology, and language, but not so different that coexistence is impossible.
2nd Feb '13 7:41:43 AM VPhantom
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'''Basic Trope:''' Aliens that bear little to no resemblance to terrestrial life forms.
* '''Straight:''' The [[MindScrew Miyn-Skruwians]] are a bizarre alien race, with an [[StarfishLanguage incomprehensible language]] and [[BizarreAlienBiology unprecedented biology]].
* '''Exaggerated:''' Miyn-Skruwians are {{Eldritch Abomination}}s who [[GoMadFromTheRevelation shatter the sanity]] of those who see them.
* '''Justified:''' The Miyn-Skruwian home world has almost nothing in common with Earth.

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'''Basic Trope:''' Trope''': Aliens that bear little to no resemblance to terrestrial life forms.
* '''Straight:''' '''Straight''': The [[MindScrew Miyn-Skruwians]] are a bizarre alien race, with an [[StarfishLanguage incomprehensible language]] and [[BizarreAlienBiology unprecedented biology]].
* '''Exaggerated:''' '''Exaggerated''': Miyn-Skruwians are {{Eldritch Abomination}}s who [[GoMadFromTheRevelation shatter the sanity]] of those who see them.
them, despite [[BlueAndOrangeMorality not being inherently malevolent]].
* '''Justified:''' '''Downplayed''': ???
* '''Justified''':
**
The Miyn-Skruwian home world has almost nothing in common with Earth.



* '''Inverted:''' The Miyn-Skruwians are TransplantedHumans.
* '''Subverted:''' With the help of TranslatorMicrobes upgraded to deal with the Miyn-Skruwian language, humanity finds the Miyn-Skruwians have a very human-like psychology.
* '''Double Subverted:''' ...until [[BlueAndOrangeMorality morality and philosophy]] come up.
* '''Parodied:''' The Miyn-Skruwian's incomprehensible language is subtitled, revealing them to be {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s of the highest degree.
** Alternately, the Miyn-Skruwians are ''literal'' StarfishAliens. They are a sentient race that have built a truly amazing empire across several planets...and then you meet one. It looks like a normal [[strike:starfish]] sea star. Uh...[[FridgeLogic how did they build that amazing empire again?]]
** Alternately, the Miyn-Skruwians have a completely inhuman appearance... but talk in Midwestern American accents and enjoy baseball and apple pie.
* '''Deconstructed:''' The Miyn-Skruwians fail to recognize humanity as sentient, or their BlueAndOrangeMorality causes a diplomatic incident of horrific scale, resulting in interstellar war.
* '''Reconstructed:''' Humanity and the Miyn-Skruwians are GenreSavvy enough to realize they don't know enough about each other to communicate meaningfully. But since they occupy completely different types of worlds, they simply stay out of each other's way.
* '''Zig Zagged:''' The Miyn-Skruwians are a bizarre alien race, until TranslatorMicrobes reveal them to be very [[NotSoDifferent quite human-like in psychology]], until [[BlueAndOrangeMorality morality and philosophy]] come up, but later they come to understand our morality and philosophy, even [[ShapeShifter taking on]] [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith a form we are comfortable with]]. Then, it turns out that they were putting up a facade so they could invade our planet and [[strike:destroy]] ~Terraform~ it, but [[HumanityIsInfectious prolonged contact with humans]] convinced some of the Miyn-Skruwians to help humans either by siding with them or at least find another Earth-like planet for them to live on.
* '''Averted:''' The Miyn-Skruwians have at least some terrestrial analogue, and can, with TranslatorMicrobes, communicate with humanity easily enough.
* '''Enforced:''' The work is on the hard end of the MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness, where RubberForeheadAliens are too ridiculous to be taken seriously.
* '''Lampshaded:''' "That's a Miyn-Skruwian? [[FlatWhat What]]."
* '''Invoked:''' The Precursors isolated entire worlds from each other and gave them completely different environments as a project on evolution.
* '''Defied:''' The BenevolentPrecursors seeded all intelligent life with certain basic commonalities to ensure galactic peace and diplomacy.
* '''Discussed:''' ???
* '''Conversed:''' "Now that is how you show alien evolution."

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* '''Inverted:''' '''Inverted''': The Miyn-Skruwians are TransplantedHumans.
* '''Subverted:''' '''Subverted''': With the help of TranslatorMicrobes upgraded to deal with the Miyn-Skruwian language, humanity finds the Miyn-Skruwians have a very human-like psychology.
* '''Double Subverted:''' ...until Subverted''': ...Until [[BlueAndOrangeMorality morality and philosophy]] come up.
* '''Parodied:''' '''Parodied''':
**
The Miyn-Skruwian's incomprehensible language is subtitled, revealing them to be {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s of the highest degree.
** Alternately, the The Miyn-Skruwians are ''literal'' StarfishAliens. They are a sentient race that have built a truly amazing empire across several planets...and then you meet one. It looks like a normal [[strike:starfish]] sea star. Uh...[[FridgeLogic how did they build that amazing empire again?]]
** Alternately, the The Miyn-Skruwians have a completely inhuman appearance... but talk in Midwestern American accents and enjoy baseball and apple pie.
* '''Deconstructed:''' The Miyn-Skruwians fail to recognize humanity as sentient, or their BlueAndOrangeMorality causes a diplomatic incident of horrific scale, resulting in interstellar war.
* '''Reconstructed:''' Humanity and the Miyn-Skruwians are GenreSavvy enough to realize they don't know enough about each other to communicate meaningfully. But since they occupy completely different types of worlds, they simply stay out of each other's way.
* '''Zig Zagged:''' Zagged''': The Miyn-Skruwians are a bizarre alien race, until TranslatorMicrobes reveal them to be very [[NotSoDifferent quite human-like in psychology]], until [[BlueAndOrangeMorality morality and philosophy]] come up, but later they come to understand our morality and philosophy, even [[ShapeShifter taking on]] [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith a form we are comfortable with]]. Then, it turns out that they were putting up a facade so they could invade our planet and [[strike:destroy]] ~Terraform~ it, but [[HumanityIsInfectious prolonged contact with humans]] convinced some of the Miyn-Skruwians to help humans either by siding with them or at least find another Earth-like planet for them to live on.
* '''Averted:''' '''Averted''': The Miyn-Skruwians have at least some terrestrial analogue, and can, with TranslatorMicrobes, communicate with humanity easily enough.
* '''Enforced:''' '''Enforced''': The work is on the hard end of the MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness, where RubberForeheadAliens are too ridiculous to be taken seriously.
* '''Lampshaded:''' '''Lampshaded''': "That's a Miyn-Skruwian? [[FlatWhat What]]."
* '''Invoked:''' '''Invoked''': The Precursors isolated entire worlds from each other and gave them completely different environments as a project on evolution.
* '''Defied:''' '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''':
The BenevolentPrecursors seeded all intelligent life with certain basic commonalities to ensure galactic peace and diplomacy.
* '''Discussed:''' '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed:''' '''Conversed''': "Now that is how you show alien evolution.""
* '''Deconstructed''': The Miyn-Skruwians fail to recognize humanity as sentient, or their BlueAndOrangeMorality causes a diplomatic incident of horrific scale, resulting in interstellar war.
* '''Reconstructed''': Humanity and the Miyn-Skruwians are GenreSavvy enough to realize they don't know enough about each other to communicate meaningfully. But since they occupy completely different types of worlds, they simply stay out of each other's way.



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29th Aug '12 5:35:35 PM megarockman
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* '''Zig Zagged:''' The Miyn-Skruwians are a bizarre alien race, until TranslatorMicrobes reveal them to be very [[NotSoDifferent quite human-like in psychology]], until [[BlueAndOrangeMorality morality and philosophy]] come up, but later they come to understand our morality and philosophy, even [[ShapeShifter taking on]] [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith a form we are comfortable with]]. Then, it turns out that they were putting up a facade so they could invade our planet and [[strike:destroy]] ~Terraform~ it.

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* '''Zig Zagged:''' The Miyn-Skruwians are a bizarre alien race, until TranslatorMicrobes reveal them to be very [[NotSoDifferent quite human-like in psychology]], until [[BlueAndOrangeMorality morality and philosophy]] come up, but later they come to understand our morality and philosophy, even [[ShapeShifter taking on]] [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith a form we are comfortable with]]. Then, it turns out that they were putting up a facade so they could invade our planet and [[strike:destroy]] ~Terraform~ it.it, but [[HumanityIsInfectious prolonged contact with humans]] convinced some of the Miyn-Skruwians to help humans either by siding with them or at least find another Earth-like planet for them to live on.
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