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Deadlock Clock: Dec 14th 2018 at 11:59:00 PM
SomePerson Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Nov 13th 2018 at 11:50:10 AM

As it stands, I don't think that this does a good job conveying the trope, since it relies on Fridge Logic-y stuff that the caption doesn't call attention to:

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cit_%5E%5F%5E_-_THEY_COME_FROM_THE_DEPTHS_TO_FEAST_ON_YOUR_DORITOS_-_SURRENDER_YOUR_SNACK_OR_FACE_IMMEDIATE_DESTRUCTION.jpg
Puny humans, surrender your Doritos to the Swarm or be destroyed!


While Babylon 5 generally tries to avert this (ex: the Drafa Plague doesn't affect humans), Humans and Minbari are the notable exception; a good image might be a series of 3 frames:

  • Delenn from season 1—pure Minbari.
  • Delenn setting up the chrysalis device—probably the shot where she puts the triluminary on top.
  • Delenn from season 2 onward—Half-Human Hybrid.

For the caption, I was thinking a Clickbait Gag about how easy it is. Something along the lines of:

This Amazing Device Lets You Transmogrify from Alien to Half-Human Hybrid in Only Two Episodes

Edited by SomePerson on Nov 13th 2018 at 2:16:53 PM

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Willbyr Anime-ted from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
rjd1922 Ultimate Memelord from Illinois Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
Ultimate Memelord
Nov 13th 2018 at 12:11:42 PM

I think the current could work with a different caption.

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GastonRabbit Domo arigatō, Mr. Robobot from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Domo arigatō, Mr. Robobot
Nov 13th 2018 at 7:56:22 PM

The current isn't even an example. Giant isopods are weird-looking, but they aren't aliens, nor are they fictional, ruling out the Speculative Fiction aspect.

Edit: Also, this image seems to have been cropped from this image macro (the parts covered by text in the Image Macro are missing from the page image), so that might be relevant as well.

Edited by GastonRabbit on Nov 13th 2018 at 10:16:21 AM

"Hi! I like shorts! They're comfy and easy to wear!" —Youngster Ben
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miraculous The Succubi Queen from south africa
The Succubi Queen
Nov 14th 2018 at 12:06:38 AM

Pull

"At what point did you forget that I am a vampire, Dresden? A monster. A habitually neat, polite, civil, and efficient monster."
Willbyr Anime-ted from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Nov 14th 2018 at 4:13:09 AM

It's gone.

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cit_%5E%5F%5E_-_THEY_COME_FROM_THE_DEPTHS_TO_FEAST_ON_YOUR_DORITOS_-_SURRENDER_YOUR_SNACK_OR_FACE_IMMEDIATE_DESTRUCTION.jpg
Puny humans, surrender your Doritos to the Swarm or be destroyed!

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SomePerson Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Nov 14th 2018 at 7:16:33 AM

Alright, here's a more concrete example of what I had in mind, taken from the B5 fan-made wiki:

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/d3e140d2_915a_49cc_8633_1e5797b41d0b.jpeg
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/d5e1ca23_2c83_4300_b6a3_907865b4eb84.png
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/d3cb8f61_ddbd_4de3_ad6c_9083e88ff786.jpeg
With the right Applied Phlebotinum, you too can become a Half-Human Hybrid! *batteries not included.

On the other hand, I'd prefer an image that was a bit less tall. This might not be the final image.

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Millership from Kazakhstan
Nov 14th 2018 at 7:22:50 AM

[up]I don't get what's going on on that pic, to be honest.

The examples are also located on their own respective subpages (three, actually), so we probably should leave the main page imageless and find a pic for each of the specific example subpages.

Voting no pic on this & lock the thread.

Probably TRS the trope as well, since there are three distinct example variants. Is it enough to warrant the creation of a subtrope?

Edited by Millership on Nov 14th 2018 at 9:26:24 PM

Spiral out, keep going.
bitemytail from Arizona Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Nov 14th 2018 at 7:23:51 AM

[up] I can't follow that suggestion either.

Health sure is versatile. It's possible to be both light-headed and dim-witted. At the same time, no less.
SomePerson Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Nov 14th 2018 at 7:28:47 AM

[up][up] Alright, fair enough. It was worth a shot. (I think some of the forms that it lists don't have subtropes, though.)

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rjd1922 Ultimate Memelord from Illinois Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
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Nov 14th 2018 at 7:56:47 AM

Looks like I'm late, but here is the full old image without the text. I guess it's not an example anyway since giant isopods aren't aliens or fictional. At first I thought they were trying to eat the bag itself, which is more Extreme Omnivore than this trope.

Edited by rjd1922 on Nov 14th 2018 at 2:02:19 PM

I stole your heart, so now I'm satisfied.
Willbyr Anime-ted from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Nov 14th 2018 at 9:31:13 AM

I get what's going on in the B5 suggestion, but it probably will be too subtle for most that aren't familiar with the show.

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bitemytail from Arizona Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Nov 20th 2018 at 10:24:21 PM

[up] I can live with that.

Health sure is versatile. It's possible to be both light-headed and dim-witted. At the same time, no less.
Nov 21st 2018 at 1:33:00 AM

[up][up] No idea what it should represent.

rjd1922 Ultimate Memelord from Illinois Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
Ultimate Memelord
Nov 21st 2018 at 8:02:35 AM

[up][up][up] I don't understand what that's depicting.

I stole your heart, so now I'm satisfied.
notriddle from bors.tech
Nov 21st 2018 at 8:28:15 AM

I can grab the rest of the image, which is plenty specific.

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/20040225_qqfu.gif

Seems a bit wordy, though.

Nov 21st 2018 at 8:35:14 AM

Yeah, no idea what's going on in 15 either. [tdown]

And there's no way 19 would ever work as a page image. There's way too much text, and it's barely legible, anyway.

Night Vision Image Quality Cleanup
Millership from Kazakhstan
Nov 22nd 2018 at 12:58:37 AM

^ I would support that.

Willbyr Anime-ted from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Nov 23rd 2018 at 10:14:02 PM

I think I get what 15 is going for, but it seems like it's illustrating something other than this and 19 is nowhere near legible enough for a page pic.

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Willbyr MOD Anime-ted from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
rjd1922 Ultimate Memelord from Illinois Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
Ultimate Memelord
Dec 11th 2018 at 2:39:22 PM

Couldn't any image of an alien eating human food work?

I stole your heart, so now I'm satisfied.

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