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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Uryuoms and hybrids that have Uryuom ancestry are predisposed to be polyamorous as a natural consequence of their reproductive biology in which [[http://egscomics.com/comic/2016-06-014 3 or more biological parents are the norm]]. Given that Uryuom biology features external fertilization involving raw DNA, Uryuom descended individuals are also more likely to be asexual. Finally, as a OneGenderRace of shapeshifters, Uryuoms have [[http://www.egscomics.com/comic/2003-10-07 no set gender from birth]] and even if they pick one, it's often not fixed making them inherently agender and often genderfluid.


** The Ood are a telepathic race that are linked by a telepathic song translated by a hive brain. They have a secondary brain which they hold in their hands at all times. ([[FridgeLogic Don't think too hard about how such an unwieldy physiology could possibly evolve naturally.]]) Manipulating their main brain, cutting off their outer brain, and replacing that brain with a translation orb can give the them the appearance of seemingly being [[HappinessInSlavery cattle-like, happy servants]].

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** The Ood are a telepathic race that are linked by a telepathic song translated by a hive brain. They have a secondary brain which they hold in their hands at all times. ([[FridgeLogic Don't think too hard about how such an unwieldy physiology could possibly evolve naturally.]]) Manipulating their main brain, cutting off their outer brain, and replacing that brain with a translation orb can give the them the appearance of seemingly being [[HappinessInSlavery cattle-like, happy servants]].


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* ''Series/{{Taken}}'': In the final episode "Taken", John confirms what Mary Crawford and Dr. Chet Wakeman had suspected about the aliens for some time: that they have no emotions and no concept of morality due to the manner in which they had evolved over the course of millions of years.


* Discussed in Terry Pratchett's ''{{Literature/Strata}}''. While most aliens seem to have essentially human psychologies with [[PlanetOfHats added quirks]] -- kungs are [[CrazySurvivalist paranoiacs]] who will [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy fight without regards for their safety]], shands are [[PerfectPacifistPeople pacifist intellectuals]] who think nothing of [[ImAHumanitarian eating their own kind]] -- the protagonist reflects that everybody (including humans) projects their own psychology on other species, and understanding another species beyond a superficial level may be impossible.

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* Discussed in Terry Pratchett's ''{{Literature/Strata}}''. While most aliens seem to have essentially human psychologies with [[PlanetOfHats added quirks]] -- kungs are [[CrazySurvivalist paranoiacs]] who will [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy fight without regards for their safety]], shands are [[PerfectPacifistPeople pacifist intellectuals]] who think nothing of [[ImAHumanitarian eating their own kind]] -- the protagonist protagonist, Kin, reflects that everybody (including humans) projects their own psychology on other species, and understanding another species beyond a superficial level may be impossible. impossible.
** The [[StarfishAliens Ehfts]] are a more extreme example, and they weird out ''everybody else''. Although a running gag shows [[NotSoDifferent one habit common to *every* species]], even Ehfts -- when they ask for Kin's autograph on a copy of her book, they'll say it's for (the closest equivalent of) their nephew.

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* Discussed in Terry Pratchett's ''{{Literature/Strata}}''. While most aliens seem to have essentially human psychologies with [[PlanetOfHats added quirks]] -- kungs are [[CrazySurvivalist paranoiacs]] who will [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy fight without regards for their safety]], shands are [[PerfectPacifistPeople pacifist intellectuals]] who think nothing of [[ImAHumanitarian eating their own kind]] -- the protagonist reflects that everybody (including humans) projects their own psychology on other species, and understanding another species beyond a superficial level may be impossible.


* ''ComicBook/LegendsOfTheDeadEarth'':
In the ''Franchise/GreenLantern'' Annual #5 story "The Value of I", the Zilliphi reject the concept of individuality. They place great emphasis on the will of the majority, referred to as the Many, to the point that every important decision is put to a vote, even in the direst of circumstances. Taa presents the Conference House of Metro Nine with a Green Lantern Ring which would give the wearer the power to defeat the Barooki who are pillaging their city. Rather than making use of the ring, they decide to have a referendum. The Zilliphi reject using the ring as they fear that it would make the person who wore it stand out from the Many, meaning that they would no longer all be equal. Taa is told by the Conference House to dispose of the ring but he instead puts it on and uses its immense power to defeat the Barooki. He then gives a speech to the cheering crowd that the Many need to participate in their society as individuals if they are to survive and advance. However, his speech is misinterpreted and the Many instead decide to make Taa their king. They begin to come to Taa so that he can make all of their decisions for them. For instance, one couple, Sao and Saa, want him to decide on the hue that they should paint their quarters.

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''ComicBook/LegendsOfTheDeadEarth'': In the ''Franchise/GreenLantern'' Annual #5 story "The Value of I", the Zilliphi reject the concept of individuality. They place great emphasis on the will of the majority, referred to as the Many, to the point that every important decision is put to a vote, even in the direst of circumstances. Taa presents the Conference House of Metro Nine with a Green Lantern Ring which would give the wearer the power to defeat the Barooki who are pillaging their city. Rather than making use of the ring, they decide to have a referendum. The Zilliphi reject using the ring as they fear that it would make the person who wore it stand out from the Many, meaning that they would no longer all be equal. Taa is told by the Conference House to dispose of the ring but he instead puts it on and uses its immense power to defeat the Barooki. He then gives a speech to the cheering crowd that the Many need to participate in their society as individuals if they are to survive and advance. However, his speech is misinterpreted and the Many instead decide to make Taa their king. They begin to come to Taa so that he can make all of their decisions for them. For instance, one couple, Sao and Saa, want him to decide on the hue that they should paint their quarters.
* ''ComicBook/StarTrekUntoldVoyages'': In "Silent Cries", the Paridesians possess an almost religious devotion to etiquette and protocol and regard any breach thereof, no matter how minor, as a major insult.

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* ''Radio/JourneyIntoSpace'': In ''Journey to the Moon'' / ''Operation Luna'', the Time Travellers cannot kill any living creature.
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* ''ComicBook/LegendsOfTheDeadEarth'':
In the ''Franchise/GreenLantern'' Annual #5 story "The Value of I", the Zilliphi reject the concept of individuality. They place great emphasis on the will of the majority, referred to as the Many, to the point that every important decision is put to a vote, even in the direst of circumstances. Taa presents the Conference House of Metro Nine with a Green Lantern Ring which would give the wearer the power to defeat the Barooki who are pillaging their city. Rather than making use of the ring, they decide to have a referendum. The Zilliphi reject using the ring as they fear that it would make the person who wore it stand out from the Many, meaning that they would no longer all be equal. Taa is told by the Conference House to dispose of the ring but he instead puts it on and uses its immense power to defeat the Barooki. He then gives a speech to the cheering crowd that the Many need to participate in their society as individuals if they are to survive and advance. However, his speech is misinterpreted and the Many instead decide to make Taa their king. They begin to come to Taa so that he can make all of their decisions for them. For instance, one couple, Sao and Saa, want him to decide on the hue that they should paint their quarters.


** The Geck are aquatic, and as such believe that the water is "good" and the entire universe outside it is some sort of nightmarish hell. The Geck ambassador in ''Literature/{{Provenance}}'' is actually sort of surprised to find out that people seem to be able to thrive there. Additionally, they have strong sibling bonds but no connection with parents or children.



** Orks have a single strategy: gather up all the boyz you can, find a planet with lots of enemies, and run towards them with as much dakka as you have (it won't be enough though) yelling WAAAAAAAAGGGGGHHHHHH! This rush to throw themselves into melee is alien to all but the most enthusiastic of Khorne's berserkers. This is because, to them, fighting is all there is. Even their occasional retreats are justified in that they get to fight again tomorrow, so it's more fighting overall. They practically treat ambushes as gifts, and think the humans built those giant fortresses because they're asking for someone to attack them already. LargeAndInCharge is biologically enforced, too. And their other rationalizations fill a sizeable section of InsaneTrollLogic's page.

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** Orks have a single strategy: gather up all the boyz you can, find a planet with lots of enemies, and run towards them with as much dakka as you have (it won't be enough though) yelling WAAAAAAAAGGGGGHHHHHH! This rush to throw themselves into melee is alien to all but the most enthusiastic of Khorne's berserkers. This is because, to them, fighting is all there is. Even their occasional retreats are justified in that they get to fight again tomorrow, so it's more fighting overall. They practically treat ambushes as gifts, and think the humans built those giant fortresses because they're asking for someone to attack them already. LargeAndInCharge is biologically enforced, too. And their other rationalizations fill a sizeable section of InsaneTrollLogic's page. A lot of this is because when "fear of death" was being handed out by [[TheGrimReaper the Nightbringer]], the Orks somehow missed out.


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** It's worth noting that, in general, the most human aliens in the setting are those Necrons whose minds remain mostly intact after going into robot bodies; some of them are indistinguishable from semi-realistic comic book villains or ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' supporting characters.


* Irken society in ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' is a hierarchy based solely around height, with their leaders referred to as the Almighty Tallest. At one point, when Zim is describing humanity to them, the Tallest are baffled by the idea that anything tall could somehow also be [[HumansAreMorons dumb]].

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* Irken society in ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' is a hierarchy based solely around height, with their where shorter individuals are looked down on (literally) and assigned menial labor, while taller ones are greatly respected and admired. The leaders referred to as of TheEmpire are even called the Almighty Tallest. At one point, when Zim is describing humanity to them, the Tallest are baffled by the idea that anything tall, let alone as tall as them, could somehow also be [[HumansAreMorons dumb]].


* Irken society in ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' is a hierarchy based solely around height, with their leaders referred to as the Almighty Tallest. At one point, when Zim is describing humanity to them, the Tallest are both confused and fascinated by the idea that anything tall could also be [[HumansAreMorons dumb]].

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* Irken society in ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' is a hierarchy based solely around height, with their leaders referred to as the Almighty Tallest. At one point, when Zim is describing humanity to them, the Tallest are both confused and fascinated baffled by the idea that anything tall could somehow also be [[HumansAreMorons dumb]].


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* Irken society in ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' is a hierarchy based solely around height, with their leaders referred to as the Almighty Tallest. At one point, when Zim is describing humanity to them, the Tallest are both confused and fascinated by the idea that anything tall could also be [[HumansAreMorons dumb]].
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* One of the twists of Creator/PeterWatts' ''Literature/{{Blindsight}}'' is the discovery by the human explorers that humanity is pretty much the only race out there with a concept of self, reason and such things as art... which are evolutionary dead-ends that make humans vulnerable to the creatures out there.

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* One of the twists of Creator/PeterWatts' ''Literature/{{Blindsight}}'' is the discovery by the human explorers that humanity is pretty much the only race out there with a concept of self, reason and such things as art... which are evolutionary dead-ends that make humans vulnerable to the creatures out there.there, who see it as an abomination or infection and have decided to eliminate humanity because our broadcasting of it into space hurts them.

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