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Rigorous Science How could dragons be explained without magic?

Dragons are a grand classic of fantasy. For this question, let's assume we're talking about the following stereotype: hatches from an ostrich-sized egg and can grow to mountain size if nothing l...

18 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Sheraff‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by celtschk‭

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Rigorous Science Could a Monotreme Griffin exist?

in the story i'm writing there is an island of mostly Monotremes which have diversified into a variety of ecological niches from giant platypus's to megafauna larger than the largest Placental Mamm...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by icewar1908‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by icewar1908‭

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Rigorous Science Anatomically Correct Yara Ma Yha Who

This is a submission for the Anatomically Correct Series Residing in Australia, the Yara Ma Yha Who is a creature of Aboriginal folklore being depicted commonly as: being 3-4 ft tall having re...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by icewar1908‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by icewar1908‭

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Rigorous Science toilet for mermaid?

I want to know what kind of toilet design for mermaid is, considering they live surrounded by water and they poop through the anus (or whatever the organs name is) that located in the front rather ...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Li Jun‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Li Jun‭

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Rigorous Science How would dragons mate, according to science?

No, this is not not about courtship displays or dominance figths. (even thought I know that that is also part of mating) This is more of "What their genitalia would look like" and how they would "...

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

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Rigorous Science Ningens / Humanoid whale-like creatures

Ningens are an old internet legend/creepypasta. Supposedly living in the polar regions of the globe, these creatures are described as having white-skin, a roughly humanoid structure with clear hea...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Mr Glass‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Mr Glass‭

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Rigorous Science Could my Triclops exist?

Around 5 million years ago, a group of primates diverged from early Baboon ancestors migrated into Sicily becoming Triclopes (here's a rough mock up of what a Triclops skull might look like): som...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by icewar1908‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by icewar1908‭

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Rigorous Science Could a Species Survive Getting Nutrition Only by Smelling Things?

In Greek and Roman mythology, the Astomi, also known as the Gangines, are an ancient legendary race of people who had no need to eat or drink anything at all. They survived by smelling apples and f...

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

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Rigorous Science What evolutionary pressures would lead to Trolls?

In a world I'm designing, a group of Homo Habilis or even Australopithecus Afarensis migrated into a northern Scotland environment becoming Trolls. These are not D&amp;D trolls, but something else....

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by icewar1908‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by icewar1908‭

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Rigorous Science Could a tetrapod Pegasus exist?

Pegasuses in most works of media are often depicted as hexapods with four legs and two wings: The only problem is (from what I understand) no vertebrates on earth are hexapods, so I've decided ...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by icewar1908‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by icewar1908‭

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Rigorous Science Anatomically Correct Orang Pendek

This is a submission for the Anatomically Correct Series The orang pendek is a cryptid that reportedly inhabits remote, mountainous forests on the island of Sumatra (likely evolving from orangutan...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by icewar1908‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by icewar1908‭

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Rigorous Science Anatomically Correct Manticore

This is a submission for the Anatomically Correct Series some characteristics of the Manticore include: having a lion like body having wings are tetrapods having a scorpion like tail being carn...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by icewar1908‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by icewar1908‭

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Rigorous Science Anatomically Correct Gargoyles

This is a submission for the Anatomically Correct Series Gargoyles are a staple of Gothic architecture and I've decided to give these creatures the time of day. Gargoyles are closely related to Ny...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by icewar1908‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by icewar1908‭

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Rigorous Science Anatomically Correct Chocobo

Continuing in the theme of bringing creatures from video games into the Anatomically Correct series is the Chocobo of Final Fantasy lore. Put simply, a Chocobo is a large bird. It is unclear whe...

4 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Jakob Lovern‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Jakob Lovern‭

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Rigorous Science Anatomically Correct Harpy

This is a submission for the Anatomically Correct Series How would you evolve a harpy? A harpy is defined by Wikipedia as a flying creature with: Long, human hair Human faces Feathered bodies C...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Caleb Woodman‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Caleb Woodman‭

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Rigorous Science Anatomically Correct Grootslang

This is a submission for the Anatomically Correct Series Residing in South Africa, the Grootslang is a creature of African folklore being depicted commonly as: Being 37 to 40 ft long having a co...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by icewar1908‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by icewar1908‭

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Rigorous Science How do I explain the phoenix's "rebirthing" process

Phoenixes are a unique type of wyvern not only due to their colorful feathers (which resemble flames) but also how they reproduce. Phoenixes lay 7 eggs which require a lot of heat to hatch. Unfortu...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by icewar1908‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by icewar1908‭

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Rigorous Science Anatomically correct cockatrice

In short summary A cockatrice is is essentially a a two legged dragon that has the head and body of a rooster, it also has a serpentine like tail and either has feather like wings or webbed like ...

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

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Rigorous Science Realistic Unicorns

Contrary to popular belief, Unicorns are not related to horses but instead are descended from the Siberian Unicorn. Over time: their fur became whiter they became slightly smaller they have an...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by icewar1908‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by icewar1908‭

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Rigorous Science What Purpose Would a Unicorn's Horn Serve in the Wild?

This famous tapestry shows all the "modernized" traits of a unicorn--basically just a pale-colored horse with a single horn on its head. Of course, single-horned animals do and did exist: ...

19 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by JohnWDailey‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by JohnWDailey‭

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Rigorous Science Dragon's Blood - If it was a realistic animal what would be the color of its blood?

It is typical of fantasy stories that there will be a dragon somewhere down the line. They are typically the strongest boss right before or after the main antagonist. Now the question is what colo...

5 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by mico villena‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by mico villena‭

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Rigorous Science How big is a dragon's hunting territory?

Dragons are very territorial apex predators. They build lairs on mountaintops, roost whenever they aren't hunting, and they hunt from the sky. With their size, wings and firebreath, there is no vir...

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

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Rigorous Science How can an amorphous creature change viscocity at will?

In my fantasy setting, slimes are a species of giant (about eight cubic feet), single-celled amoeba. They have the ability to freely change their state and viscocity, being able to "melt" into a sl...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Cobbington‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Cobbington‭

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Rigorous Science An anatomically correct Jaculus?

Unless I am mistaken, a Jaculus, also called a javelin snake, is a creature found in Roman myth, described as a snake that hurls itself from trees and impales its prey. Its head is usually describe...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Blueblood‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Blueblood‭

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Rigorous Science Anatomically correct banshee

The original, irish lore around banshees has it that they merely foretell the death of someone, but do not cause that death. American pop culture has changed this, so they do bring death and destru...

6 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Renan‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Renan‭

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Rigorous Science What would be the most practical way to use a dragon's scales as armor?

I'm working on a roleplaying game in a medieval fantasy setting with a focus on crafting and I am having trouble visualizing how armor made from scales of creatures would be assembled; both for art...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Arvex‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Arvex‭

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Rigorous Science How to Justify the Enfield's Long Claws

Here is Carolina Lang's interpretation of one of Britain's heraldic beasts, the enfield: For anyone not familiar with the creature, here's A Book of Creatures' basic description of it: It ha...

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

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Rigorous Science What clothes would flying-people wear?

If there were people with wings, who didn't want to be naked all the time, what clothing could they wear, without it interfering with their flying? Note: I am assuming arm-wings, like birds, but y...

13 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Master Chef‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Master Chef‭

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Rigorous Science Anatomically Correct Hippocampus

The Hippocampus is a mythological creature and has typically been depicted as having the upper body of a horse with the lower body of a fish. Considerations Gills or lungs? Would this creatu...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by QuiquÈ…‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by QuiquÈ…‭

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Rigorous Science An insect-mammal crossbreed: the myrmecoleon

A myrmecoleon is a creature with the upper torso of a lion and the rest of the body is like an ant. While it's not probable for a true insect-mammal hybrid to happen naturally, are there any evolu...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by jeln‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by jeln‭

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Rigorous Science Anatomically Correct Baku

In the mythological stories of the Baku, they eat the nightmares of those who call upon it, but if not satisfied they will eat the hopes and dreams of their summoners. Since the visual portion of ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by foul fowl‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by foul fowl‭

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Rigorous Science Anatomically Correct Charybdis

Is there a realistic way that a Charybdis-like creature could evolve? Starting with roughly earth-like biology, what is the closest plausible creature to the mythical Charybdis that could exist? ...

5 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Gryphon‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Gryphon‭

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Rigorous Science How would a quadruped walk with one limb longer than the rest?

I have a (digitigrade) quadrupedal alien creature with one of it's front limbs having a longer metatarsals, I'm trying to visualise how it would walk with this deformity for an animation. I'm havi...

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

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Rigorous Science What would a Pegasus actually do with its legs while flying?

The question is just as simple as it sounds. Would it tuck them under like a bird? make running motions like it does when running on the ground? some other movement that actually aids in fligh...

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

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Rigorous Science What would prevent chimeras from reproducing with each other?

There exists a polymerization spell that allows distinct animals to combine with each other, creating an entirely new creature. The beasts in question are held in transumutation circles linked by l...

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

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Rigorous Science Could six-limbed creatures evolve from griffin or dragon to centaur?

In my setting, centaurs are related to other six-limbed creatures such as dragons and griffins (the "fur" is actually made up of tiny feathers). Assuming they were originally creatures similar to s...

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

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Rigorous Science Anatomically correct Guivre

The Guivre is an amphibious dragon from French mythology: Many of its aspects are typical of Western dragons, but there are two which distinguish it from others: Its breath causes disease It c...

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

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Rigorous Science Anatomically Correct Demons

Demons have been a staple of multiple religions for thousands of years, just like angels. While some of the points brought up in the Anatomically Correct Angels post (and other posts on flying huma...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by The Literary Lord‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by The Literary Lord‭

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Rigorous Science Rib size to body size conversion

In lots of barren, deserted or otherwise destroyed landscapes, there are bones of long dead animals to be found. Sometimes, it's a skull, sometimes, these are rib-cages, or ribs alone. And somet...

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

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Rigorous Science Why do Ichisongas hate elephants and hippos?

In the mythology of the Lambas people of Zambia, there is a creature called the Ichisonga. It is a herbivore, and very rhinoceros-like in appearance. Upon hearing a hippopotamus, it allegedly sne...

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

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Rigorous Science What makes an animal suitable for domestication?

What makes an animal suitable for domestication? I know it has something to do with the danger to productivity ratio. But this is not helpful for fantasy animals in the worlds we build. What factor...

5 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Uncle Tres‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Uncle Tres‭

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Rigorous Science Anatomically correct Isitoq

This is the latest in a long series of questions I've asked on my fantasy world which contains many mythical and folkloric creatures. I won't link the other questions since at this stage the series...

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

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Rigorous Science Could a dragon use its wings to swim?

I have three types of dragons; dragons that primarily fly, dragons that primarily run, and dragons that primarily swim, with all three types being able to do the other two things for a limited amou...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by NadiraSpzirglas‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by NadiraSpzirglas‭

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Rigorous Science Anatomically Correct Pikachu

We all know Pikachu, fuzzy, small rodent, with the ability to discharge electrical energy as an attack. But could Pikachu ever evolve in our world, and how would it do so? What's required: Rod...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by tox123‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by tox123‭

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Rigorous Science What is the science of fairy flight?

Assume these homo super-dwarf aka fairy and homo sapiens come from a common ancestor, and somehow they evolved a pair of wings and can do vertical takeoff. The average adult is approximately the ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by user6760‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by user6760‭

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Rigorous Science Eating one whale every three thousand days?

My current ongoing project, about which I've asked many questions, is about a world in which evolutionarily plausible legendary and folkloric creatures roam the Earth. One such creature is the sea ...

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

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Rigorous Science Plausible reason for gold-digging ant

Medieval bestiaries describe a creature, a type of desert-dwelling ant that digs for gold. It was also said to be the size of a fox, but I'll ignore that in this question. Why would ants unearth p...

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

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Rigorous Science How hot is my dragon?

Little side project on fantasy story with dragons (or wyverns to be exact, but they're equivalent for the purpose). I have dragons roaming the country side, laying waste and ruin in their wake. As...

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

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Rigorous Science How could ghosts be explained without an afterlife?

I've always loved well-done ghosts. However, I've always hated the afterlife-speculation that they engender if used in a story. So I need a way to get ghosts without the fluffy spiritualistic bits...

18 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Serban Tanasa‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Serban Tanasa‭

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Rigorous Science Can we use science to explain a creature that feeds on emotion?

This is a magic world question, and we certainly do not have anything on this planet which feeds on emotion. But if we did, I'm wondering how it might work with a look at science for something plau...

14 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Erin Thursby‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Erin Thursby‭

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