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Q&A Human elytra flying off a cliff

I imagined a person who's scapulae is overly developed and extruding outside the shoulder girdle like an elitra or fixed plane wings. They can be moved by shrugging the shoulders or rotated by rai...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Rhea‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by dsr‭

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Q&A Would a 200-Pound Dwarf Still Need to Wear Clothing?

How does a Neandertal compare with an anatomically modern human? This diagram below is a simplification of the real answer: The average Neandertal male stood 64 inches tall, weighed 143 pounds an...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Enfield‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by pnuts‭

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Q&A Proportions of a giant humanoid?

In a humanoid mammal, say 15-20 feet tall, how would the brain, heart, reproductive organs, facial feature and other attributes scale up? In very large mammals, the brain seems to be comparatively ...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Praearcturus‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Praearcturus‭

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Q&A How large could an aquatic humanoid get?

Vertebrates on land are limited in size by various factors. However, in the water, they can get much larger. How large could an aquatic humanoid creature (like cthulhu) realistically get, and what ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Praearcturus‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Praearcturus‭

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Q&A How could a humanoid species with non-retractable claws strike someone with a fist/closed hand gesture?

In my story there are a species of humanoid bipeds (i.e., two arms, two legs) that have a more-or-less human arm anatomy but differ in having non-retractable claws instead of nails on all five fing...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by user2352714‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by user2352714‭

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Q&A How and Why Would a Species Evolve This Hand Structure

I have a mental image of a humanoid species with hands possessing three fingers and two thumbs, on opposite sides of the hand: *note: it could be animalistic or reptilian, it doesn't need to be ...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Capillary Cumorah ‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Capillary Cumorah ‭

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Q&A Transhumans that replace eating with breathing

We are in a far future setting where humans (or transhumans I should say) achieved two things: be able to modify themselves genetically to the point where they can have completely different organ...

7 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Marv‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Marv‭

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Q&A Humanoid species with Fully rotatable and foldable joints

I am creating a humanoid species for my setting and I thought of the idea of "‹"‹making it that can rotate its joints with a 360 angle and can bend its limbs in any direction. Sort of like owl's 27...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by DigiAB‭

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Q&A Which developmental pathway makes more sense?

So, I thought I had the hunger related bioluminescence for my Keplerians figured out. That once the hunger hormone reaches a certain threshold, the hormone receptors on some cells of a bioluminesce...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Caters‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Caters‭

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Q&A What advantages could I give to "Halflings" to make them viable

I'm my sci-fi setting's history, various hominid species are in competition with each other for dominance of earth and its resources. Among these races are "Halflings" ... okay, not haflings per se...

26 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Fluss der Flüsse‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Fluss der Flüsse‭

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Q&A Is it inevitable for tiny humans to have very high pitched voices?

Let's say there's a humanoid species that are essencialy humans but tiny, around 13cm tall. As their vocal chords are smaller they would have high pitched voices, but could that effect be minimized...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Onix‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Onix‭

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Q&A Why might the vast majority of my alien species be incredibly kind and compassionate?

For starters, I'll describe what I'm going for with this species (I'll call them White Hairs because, you guessed it, they have white hair) They are humanoid with pale gray skin, tall and pointed, ...

8 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by P. M. B.‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by P. M. B.‭

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Q&A How might natural teardrop shaped markings on my humanoid aliens be connected to their empathic abilities?

Why I've Chosen Not to Handwave: The fictional galaxy in which this humanoid species (I'll refer to them as Empaths from here on out) lives is protected by a space-faring military/law-enforcing leg...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by P. M. B.‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by P. M. B.‭

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Q&A Human-fungus symbiotic species

Researching a lot about fantasy, I've always had interest of mushroom humanoids, but I wanted to put my own twist on them. Instead of sentient mushrooms, I wanted to have a humanoid species infecte...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by TGCF ‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by TGCF ‭

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Q&A Anatomically correct multiarmed humanoids

Humanoids with more than 2 pairs of arms weren't an unknown concept in human culture. From ancient mythology, there are the hundred-armed Hekatoncheires (who have their own thread here) and six-arm...

7 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by MarqFJA87‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by MarqFJA87‭

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Q&A Tall humanoids on super earth

I'm currently working on an alien humanoid race that lives on a planet with twice the gravity of earth. Despite this however, the humanoids are about the same size as an average human if not slight...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Johnara‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Johnara‭

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Q&A Realistic look for subterranean humanoid race

So i have been playing around with the idea of a world that due to its orbit (it is both quite a bit away from it's parent star and due to its orbit permanently between two much bigger planets) has...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Blue Devil‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Blue Devil‭

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Q&A What are possible ways of underground humanoids developing eyes?

I'm thinking about underground humanoid cvilisation without knowledge about outside world and how could they have eyes? Known fact is that a lot of animal living in dark don't need eyes. (cave or...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Adam‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Adam‭

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Q&A How do semi-sapient yeti/ogres live in the wild?

Assume that a species of bigfoot-type animal/person exists. Most of this also applies to ogres or trolls, whatever big dumb giants your particular setting has. My world's specs: They range 7-10 f...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Maddock Emerson‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Maddock Emerson‭

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Q&A To what extent is it feasible for this race to be majority female?

In my world there is a race of humans who are disproportionately female. They are closely derived from and very similar to real-world humans, but are unable to interbreed with the other races as th...

6 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Maddock Emerson‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Maddock Emerson‭

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Q&A How could a race of humanoids have grey skin?

Gray skin and red eyes is a common look for Dark Elves, and I have a similar race in my own world. But what would physically cause such an appearance? Hard Requirements: Must not be the result o...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Maddock Emerson‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Maddock Emerson‭

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Q&A Would it be feasible to determine whether or not a humanoid species is fertile in less than a week?

So, as one of the many, many consequences of modern day humanity being given access to a runic magic system by an unknown party, nearly the entire human race discovers one morning that they've been...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Jason Clyde‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Jason Clyde‭

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Q&A Is it Possible to keep an egg alive for centuries?

Is it possible to keep the egg of my humanoid character without hatching for centuries, but still able to hatch when proper care and the appropriate environment is provided? My planet is a extremel...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Sangeetha‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Sangeetha‭

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Q&A What could a reptilian race tell by candling their eggs?

I've got a D&amp;D-inspired setting, and one of the races present are yuan-ti. They're sentient snake people with a variety of forms, ranging from mostly human-looking to basically just a giant tal...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Ettina Kitten‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Ettina Kitten‭

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Q&A How to get cool night-vision without lame drawbacks?

In this scenario, I would like to focus specifically on humanoids (read: human shaped blinking eyes, protected by eye-lashes and evolved in a waterless environment and fitting human eyesockets, fro...

20 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by verity‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by verity‭

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Q&A How could can humans evolve to have reptilian attributes?

In my world, all of my demihumans have evolved from the same ancestor from modern humans. This conceptually includes my version of Reptilians/Lizardfolk. For the most part I would have them share t...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by TGCF ‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by TGCF ‭

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Q&A Human wing area for gliding?

If humans had wings, let's just say in the classic angel position. It's pretty obvious that we don't have the muscles or aerodynamics to actually fly with them. I was looking at hang-gliders, and I...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Space Explorer‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Space Explorer‭

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Q&A Would color changing eyes affect vision?

I am writing a medieval fantasy story in which there is a race of humanoids who have multicolored eyes. Their eyes may change to bring out one color or another if they are experiencing very stressf...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Hailey H.‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Hailey H.‭

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Q&A Calculating the weight of different sized humanoids

In my world, I have relatively robust humanoids as the focal human sub-species, and a number of other human subspecies that are more gracile in build. I wanted to work out roughly how much they wou...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Ynneadwraith‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Ynneadwraith‭

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Q&A Can humanoids be reborn from a tree?

Details: A culture of dryads has a strange death tradition. When a dryad dies there's usually a medic, or better say a "shaman" that rips a strange looking organ or gland off their head. The gla...

4 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Ekaen‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Ekaen‭

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Q&A How would a literal eye on the back of the head work?

So I've got a fantasy race of people with four arms. Their second pair is able to reach behind them like how our arms are able to reach in front of us, and so could work with things behind their ba...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Athena‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Athena‭

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Q&A Evolution of a feline humanoid, specifically upright walking and fingers

I would like a realistic evolutionary path for non-hominid humanoids, but evolution is extremely complex and varied, so I will narrow the question to examining how evolution might occur in felines ...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Miles Engel‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Miles Engel‭

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Q&A Is there a way for human-sized oviparous humanoid mammals to produce young in eggs without going the full marsupial route?

As per my last two questions asked, I still have a niggling query left regarding a humanoid species in production. To further support their matriarchal theme through evolution, I have decided to ma...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by McGerridae‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by McGerridae‭

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Q&A Is there a reason for a humanoid species to be 'biologically' matriarchal with females being slightly more dominant than the males?

Following my last question asked regarding oviparous humanoids, is there a way for evolution to 'regard' females as the more dominant gender without going down that road, forming a heavily matriarc...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by McGerridae‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by McGerridae‭

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Q&A What alterations without drastically altering their humanoid shape nor horns, can I make to my species that lower the risk of neck snapping?

continuing from the question I had asked yesterday, I have had another query come to mind. For my humanoid alien species to possess horns, it would surely put forward the risk of being the shortcut...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by McGerridae‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by McGerridae‭

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Q&A Best place on an humanoid body to develop biological radio?

As seen on others questions biological radio could be a thing. How to evolve biological radios? What would a species require to be able to inherently transmit and receive radio waves? I was inte...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by hcocox‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by hcocox‭

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Q&A A proposed method of flying for superheroes

I can understand Super-beings' great strength and some of their other powers, but flying is hard to justify. I want to consider only superheroes that can actually fly rather than merely jump tall ...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by chasly from UK‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by chasly from UK‭

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Q&A Eusocial Humanoids?

How could a humanoid race and/or a human subspecies develop eusocial behavior? It's more common in insects like bees, but the naked mole rat is a eusocial mammal, so it's possible, any thoughts on ...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by The Literary Lord‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by The Literary Lord‭

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Q&A Realistic Puppets: Depth of Emotion

In my story, there is a puppet master who uses disturbingly realistic marionettes in his theater. His goal is to create a marionette that is wholly indistinguishable from a real person, aside from ...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Bewilderer‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Bewilderer‭

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Q&A What would humans need to sacrifice for a better sense of smell?

Humans have some genes that allow for a precise sense of smell, but they were turned off millions of years back, just like in many other primates. To name an exeption, lemurs are primates with a de...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Luxa‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Luxa‭

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Q&A Tiny humanoids?

There are many tiny humanoids in fiction, the Arquilians of Men in Black, the Gargantians of Buzz Lightyear Star Command and a few others. This raises the question, is it possible for a humanoid sp...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Joe Smith‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Joe Smith‭

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Q&A What type of feet should semiarboreal humanoids have?

My semiarboreal humanoids have a build quite similar to humans, apart from some more specialized arboreal adaptations. They live in rainforests quite similar to the Amazon Rainforest. Though trees ...

6 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Cas‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Cas‭

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Q&A Extreme adaptation: evolutionary narrative for Vantablack-like skin pigment

Premise Inhabiting my earth-like world will be humanoid beings that have a skin tone that is as dark as Vantablack. Let's assume these human-like beings share the same ancestry as humans and we ca...

7 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Arash Howaida‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Arash Howaida‭

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Q&A Anatomically Correct Nekos

I am new at this site, but I've been creating a fantasy story for a while. Now, I'm stuck. I would really like cat people (neko) in my story, but there is a problem! you can't just stick cat ears o...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Onix‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Onix‭

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Q&A Would carbon fiber be a good choice to strengthen human bones, and how would that work?

Background Hi all, I'm revisiting my musings on plausibly strengthening the human skeleton to better withstand the stresses of combat, melee in particular. If y'all don't care about background, sk...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Horik‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Horik‭

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Q&A How could my humanoids have fire resistant hair and skin?

Explanations for fire setting are easier to come by than explanations for fire resistance. Being able to set fires with nothing more than their hands, my 'fire-setters' need protection from the fla...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Roki‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Roki‭

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Q&A Physical characteristics of 3-inch men

In my world, 3-inch humans live on an Earth-like planet. My question, provided by a comment on a previous question, is: What would an anatomically correct 3-inch human look like? How strong would ...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Adam Orth‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Adam Orth‭

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Q&A If a human had metal bones that were completely inflexible, would this cause any ill effects?

I've got a subspecies of human, Homo Volantes, that has been designed to live both in zero-G and in surface gravity. Several adaptations have been made, one of them including the replacement of fra...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Sydney Sleeper‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Sydney Sleeper‭

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Q&A Alternate paths to orthostasis

I've asked a whole array of questions, so far, centered around an ongoing project of mine that features a world, in an alternate evolutionary timeline, where a variety of well-known mythological cr...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by SealBoi‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by SealBoi‭

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Q&A How fast could a hominid evolve to run?

This is question is related to the medieval world from my earlier question in which several types of intelligent hominids evolved in isolation, until they were rediscovered, conquered, and bred int...

4 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Random‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Random‭

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