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* The sub-humans of ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce'', character designs by Creator/FrankFrazetta himself. Unusually for the trope, we see a female one at some point (she appears to be some sort of shaman).

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* The sub-humans of ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce'', character designs by Creator/FrankFrazetta himself. [[UnbuiltTrope Unusually for the trope, trope]], we see a female one at some point (she appears to be some sort of shaman).


* Creator/IsaacAsimov's "Literature/TheUglyLittleBoy": The InUniverse portrayal of Timmie by the newspapers is an "ape-boy" to sensationalize stories told to an ignorant public. AvertedTrope by the child himself, who is intelligent, learns to speak and read English, and plays with the Director's son, who is roughly the same age.

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* Creator/IsaacAsimov's "Literature/TheUglyLittleBoy": The InUniverse portrayal of Timmie by the newspapers is an "ape-boy" to sensationalize stories told to an ignorant public. AvertedTrope by the child himself, who is intelligent, learns to speak and read English, and plays with the Director's son, who is roughly the same age. Because he's an actual Neanderthal child.


* TheMorlocks from Creator/HGWells' ''Literature/TheTimeMachine'' in appearance, though they're actually more sophisticated and technologically advanced than the more human-like Eloi.

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* TheMorlocks from Creator/HGWells' ''Literature/TheTimeMachine'' in appearance, though they're actually a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] in 1)being more sophisticated and technologically advanced than the more human-like Eloi.Eloi, and 2)being the evolutionary ''descendants'' of humanity (along with their Eloi prey).


* In all fairness, the paranthropus actually DID fit the physical description of a frazetta man, as a hairy, densely muscled bipedal gorilla-like entity, but existed well before modern humans did, and is believed to have fed largely upon nuts, seeds, and hard fruits, so it was hardly a savage cannibal. Even if it had hypothetically encountered humans, they most likely kept to themselves and avoided humans unless provoked.

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* In all fairness, the paranthropus actually DID fit the physical description of a frazetta man, as a hairy, densely muscled bipedal gorilla-like entity, but existed well before modern humans did, and is believed to have fed largely upon nuts, seeds, and hard fruits, so it was hardly a savage cannibal. Even if it had hypothetically encountered humans, they most likely kept to themselves and avoided humans unless provoked. [[StatingTheObvious Neither their men nor their women would be very likely to be sexually attracted to us, either]].


* In all fairness, the paranthropus actually DID fit the physical description of a frazetta man, as a hairy, densely muscled bipedal gorilla -like entity, but existed well before modern humans did, and is believed to have fed largely upon nuts, seeds, and hard fruits, so it was hardly a savage cannibal. Even if it had hypothetically encountered humans, they most likely kept to themselves and avoided humans unless provoked.
** Paranthropus actually did live side by side with ''Homo erectus/ergaster'' for a while, and some think that early humans contributed to their demise. Especially since at that time, humanity was young and curious about everything, seeing how we were globetrotters who used spears and primitive fire. We may have ate them or ate their food, or burned their trees in an attempt to drive away predators. It could be that both genera got along and other reasons are what caused the paranthropus to disappear.

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* In all fairness, the paranthropus actually DID fit the physical description of a frazetta man, as a hairy, densely muscled bipedal gorilla -like gorilla-like entity, but existed well before modern humans did, and is believed to have fed largely upon nuts, seeds, and hard fruits, so it was hardly a savage cannibal. Even if it had hypothetically encountered humans, they most likely kept to themselves and avoided humans unless provoked.
** Paranthropus actually did live side by side with ''Homo erectus/ergaster'' for a while, and some think that early humans contributed to their demise. Especially since at that time, humanity was young and curious about everything, seeing how we were globetrotters who used spears and primitive fire. We may have ate eaten them or ate their food, or burned their trees in an attempt to drive away predators. It could be that both genera got along and other reasons are what caused the paranthropus to disappear.

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**The recent discovery of Homo naledi, a late Homo hominid with very austrolopithecine features just a couple hundred thousand years before the oldest Homo sapiens fossils raises the possibility of a real life Frazetta Man closer to the beginning of early humanity.


* The [[http://themandus.org/ theories]] of Danny Vendramini paint a picture of Neanderthals very much like this trope. According to him, they were brutal, bestial (but intelligent) savages resembling demonic gorillas with [[HellishPupils catlike vertical pupils]] more than the reconstructions seen in museums, and they preyed on ''Homo sapiens'' both carnivorously and carnally. However, this is a very fringe theory. Most scientists view it as absurd, and point out that it is mostly based on conjecture, with a lack of any hard evidence for Vendramini's more outlandish claims.

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* The [[http://themandus.org/ theories]] of Danny Vendramini paint a picture of Neanderthals very much like this trope. According to him, they were brutal, bestial (but intelligent) savages resembling demonic gorillas with [[HellishPupils catlike vertical pupils]] more than the reconstructions seen in museums, and they preyed on ''Homo sapiens'' both carnivorously [[ToServeMan carnivorously]] and carnally.[[MarsNeedsWomen carnally]]. However, this is a very fringe theory. Most scientists view it as absurd, and point out that it is mostly based on conjecture, with a lack of any hard evidence for Vendramini's more outlandish claims.

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** But if you come across man-apes in the jungles of the Southeast, they are this trope, descended from Raksi, Queen of Fangs. In all likelihood they've inherited her bloodlust and dietary preferences.


* These become the primary antagonists for much of ''Literature/TheLostWorld1912'', though it is perhaps a bit less MightyWhitey than some examples because the outsider main characters would be toast without the army of the more human natives of the plateau. Much is made of Professor Challenger's resemblance to the chief of the ape-men.

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* These become the primary antagonists for much of ''Literature/TheLostWorld1912'', though it is perhaps a bit less MightyWhitey than some examples because the outsider main characters would be toast without the army of the more human natives of the plateau. Much is made of Professor Challenger's resemblance to the chief of the ape-men. Deconstructed a bit in [[Series/TheLostWorld2001 the A&E version]]; see below.



* Creator/HPLovecraft: Used for horror in "Facts Concerning The Late Arthur Jermyn", where it's revealed that decades ago, the titular character's great-great-great-grandfather, Sir Wade Jermyn, had discovered a tribe of white-furred ape-men living in DarkestAfrica. Unusually for this trope, they're not portrayed as doing anything particularly evil. They don't even worship Shub-Niggurath, despite it seeming like an obvious fit. The reason he committed suicide prior to the book's opening had been due to learning that [[spoiler:Sir Wade Jermyn had fallen in love with the tribe's princess, marrying her before smuggling her out of Africa, with all the subsequent Jermyns being descendants of this union of man and ape-woman]]. [[ValuesDissonance The story is generally considered one of Lovecraft's least scary by modern audiences]], if not ''quite'' as racist as TheReveal from "Medusa's Coils".

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* Creator/HPLovecraft: Used for horror in "Facts Concerning The Late Arthur Jermyn", where it's revealed that decades ago, the titular character's great-great-great-grandfather, Sir Wade Jermyn, had discovered a tribe of white-furred ape-men living in DarkestAfrica. Unusually for this trope, they're not portrayed as doing anything particularly evil. They don't even worship Shub-Niggurath, despite it seeming like an obvious fit. The reason he committed suicide prior to the book's opening had been due to learning that [[spoiler:Sir Wade Jermyn had fallen in love with the tribe's princess, marrying her before smuggling her out of Africa, with all the subsequent Jermyns being descendants of this union of man and ape-woman]]. It's unclear whether the story is meant to be read as an expression of Darwinian horror at our simian heritage, or if it's just [[ValuesDissonance Lovecraft's fear of race-mixing]], or even both. The story is generally considered one of Lovecraft's least scary by modern audiences]], audiences, if not ''quite'' as racist as TheReveal from "Medusa's Coils".



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* ''Series/TheLostWorld2001'' recreates the war between ape-men and LostWorld native humans from [[Literature/TheLostWorld1912 the book]], but delves into the aftermath of the struggle a lot more. The "Indians" of the Plateau initially want to kill all of the ape-man prisoners, but Prof. Challenger tries to stop what he sees as a genocide. The story then delves into the question of whether he is right to try to impose his beliefs - even high-minded, well-intentioned ones - on the Plateau natives, showing just how seductive colonialist thinking can be. This is in contrast to the book, where the ape-men are slaughtered en masse without a second thought.
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': Hill giants are the Frazetta Men of giant-kind. They're long-armed, borderline simian primitives too backwards to have civilization beyond primitive villages, dressed in patchworks of badly cured hides and armed with clubs and primitive stone mauls, and with a pronounced taste for humanoid flesh.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'': Hill giants are the Frazetta Men of giant-kind. They're long-armed, borderline simian primitives too backwards to have civilization beyond primitive villages, dressed in patchworks of badly cured hides and armed with clubs and primitive stone mauls, and with a pronounced taste for humanoid flesh. They're not as deliberately cruel as, say, frost giants, but that's mostly because they're too dumb and lazy.


* While usually seen now as a variation on BigfootSasquatchAndYeti or a type of [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]], Malaysian ''Santu Sakai'' traditionally fit this trope to a T (except for the [[BladeBelowTheShoulder sharp bones on the arms]] and huge mouths), being regarded as a hairy, fanged and degenerate (but still human) race of mountain-dwellers who descend after long periods of cloudy weather to attack villages [[ToServeMan and capture and eat humans]].

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* While usually seen now as a variation on BigfootSasquatchAndYeti or a type of [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]], Malaysian [[Myth/MalaysianMythology Malaysian]] ''Santu Sakai'' traditionally fit this trope to a T (except for the [[BladeBelowTheShoulder sharp bones on the arms]] and huge mouths), being regarded as a hairy, fanged and degenerate (but still human) race of mountain-dwellers who descend after long periods of cloudy weather to attack villages [[ToServeMan and capture and eat humans]].


* While usually seen now as a variation on BigfootSasquatchAndYeti or a type of [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]], Malaysian ''Santu Sakai'' traditionally fit this trope to a T (except for the [[BladeBelowTheShoulder sharp bones on the arms]]), being regarded as a hairy, fanged and degenerate (but still human) race of mountain-dwellers who descend after heavy rainfall to attack villages [[ToServeMan and capture and eat humans]].

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* While usually seen now as a variation on BigfootSasquatchAndYeti or a type of [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]], Malaysian ''Santu Sakai'' traditionally fit this trope to a T (except for the [[BladeBelowTheShoulder sharp bones on the arms]]), arms]] and huge mouths), being regarded as a hairy, fanged and degenerate (but still human) race of mountain-dwellers who descend after heavy rainfall long periods of cloudy weather to attack villages [[ToServeMan and capture and eat humans]].

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* While usually seen now as a variation on BigfootSasquatchAndYeti or a type of [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]], Malaysian ''Santu Sakai'' traditionally fit this trope to a T (except for the [[BladeBelowTheShoulder sharp bones on the arms]]), being regarded as a hairy, fanged and degenerate (but still human) race of mountain-dwellers who descend after heavy rainfall to attack villages [[ToServeMan and capture and eat humans]].

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* The Maero from Maori mythology are a race of apelike {{Precursors}} who were driven into the mountains by the Maori, [[FantasticRacism harbour a hatred of humankind due to this]] and launch attacks on human settlements.


* In all fairness, the paranthropus actually DID fit the physical description of a frazetta man, as a hairy, densely muscled bipedal gorilla -like entity, but existed well before modern humans did, and was believed to have fed largely upon nuts, seeds, and hard fruits, so it was hardly a savage cannibal. Even if it had hypothetically encountered humans, they most likely kept to themselves and avoided humans unless provoked.

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* In all fairness, the paranthropus actually DID fit the physical description of a frazetta man, as a hairy, densely muscled bipedal gorilla -like entity, but existed well before modern humans did, and was is believed to have fed largely upon nuts, seeds, and hard fruits, so it was hardly a savage cannibal. Even if it had hypothetically encountered humans, they most likely kept to themselves and avoided humans unless provoked.


** Paranthropus actually did live side by side with ''Homo erectus/ergaster'' for a while, and some think that early humans contributed to their demise. Especially since at that time, humanity was young and curious about everything, seeing how we were globetrotters who used spears and primitive fire use. We may have ate them or ate their food, or burned their trees in an attempt to drive away from predators. It could be that both genera got along and other reasons are what caused the paranthropus to disappear.

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** Paranthropus actually did live side by side with ''Homo erectus/ergaster'' for a while, and some think that early humans contributed to their demise. Especially since at that time, humanity was young and curious about everything, seeing how we were globetrotters who used spears and primitive fire use. fire. We may have ate them or ate their food, or burned their trees in an attempt to drive away from predators. It could be that both genera got along and other reasons are what caused the paranthropus to disappear.

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