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How might a sea wyvern adapt its flame breath?

Sea Wyverns (name not final) nest on small, rocky islands scattered throughout the sea and primarily catch fish going somewhat below the water. Basically, wyverns ingest a piezoelectric crystal which ...
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Creating a plausible Griffin [duplicate]

griffins are a fantasy staple I want to put my own realistic spin on this classic.Some characteristics of griffins include: are Tetrapods are slightly smaller than a lion can fly or at least glide ...
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Immunity from all infectious diseases?

The human body can create a quintillion variants of antibodies.   Resistance to infectious diseases is mainly carried out by the methods: White blood cells (white blood cells) and phagocytes. White ...
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What specialness would be attributed to an age range that would make it preferred for exsanguination?

The blood rite is an ancient ritual in which a bruja steals the life force of an individual and adds it to her own to extend her life. The bruja places the victim inside a cauldron, in which they are ...
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what organs or modification needed to have plants that drink liquid blood?

so in my world the rivers and lakes (not sure about the sea yet) are made of blood that'll never dry up. The blood maybe fresh or not (I still haven’t decided yet,probably both anyway) i also haven’t ...
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Could the Ninki Nanka exist?

the Ninki Nanka is a mythical creature residing in West Africa which is commonly characterized as: being around 30 ft long having a long neck similar to a giraffe having crocodile-like scales having ...
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Anatomically Correct Gardevoir

it's Valentines day so what better time to talk about some people's favorite waifu: the Pokémon Gardevoir! Characteristics of Gardevoirs are: are 5'3" tall have a crystal-like object embedded in ...
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How to evacuate an entire planet?

Setting: An Earth-like planet except all the continents are joined together like Pangea. The locals are in the medieval era and have the ability to use magic. Magic can level buildings at best, ...
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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. ...
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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 270 ...
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How could 3D Bioprinting and Synthetic Biology be used in the future for reproduction?

I think it will be possible in the far future to take a single person`s cells, genetically enhance and change them using genetic engineering and synthetic biology using new genes, and put it in a 3d ...
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Feasibility of a tree with a circulatory system

I recently look at a question on this site that questioned if a “world tree” is feasible, Would a 'World Tree' be feasible in real life?. If i remember correctly, it stated that one way to ...
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Could bipedal humanoids evolve from bears?

I'm wondering whether it would be possible for humanoids to evolve from bears. bears share many characteristics with primates such as being amazing tree climbers and having the ability to use tools. ...
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What kind of body modifications could work on fish folk?

I am making a fish folk race, and I want to figure out if tattoos/ piercings could be possible. My ideas for piercings would be on the flesh itself or on the fins. If they had piercings in these areas,...
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Something new about medieval travellers [closed]

Why did medieval travellers take with them lots of green cabbage when they go to long trips ?
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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 ...
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Biology needed for a supersonic dragon?

The dragon can achieve mach 1.5 in level flight and can achieve mach 2 in a dive. It likes to hunt its prey through use of kinetic energy like a Peregrine falcon. My theories: The dragon can ...
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Feasibility of humanoids that evolved from non-primate mammals?

I'm writing a fictional story where non-primate mammals (and marsupials) evolved into different species of humanoids which roamed the earth. In my world humanoids have evolved from animals such as ...
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How to stop horses from going extinct in the new world?

Horse were originally native to north america but between 13,000 and 11,000 years ago they went extinct likely due to expanding glaciers into their territory. The question I propose is how could I ...
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Swallowing solids without a tongue?

As a thought project, I wanted to make an alien species that eats without any use of the tongue, but I've run into the problem that it's almost impossible to swallow solids without choking without the ...
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Would the demigods birthed by goddesses be different from the demigods sired by the gods? [closed]

In Greek mythology and many fantasy stories, they are treated as the same. But I can't help but feel they shouldn't... If we assume that gods can take any physical form, how do you explain it to ...
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Liquid-breathing piloted craft

Let us assume at some time in the near future, medical science perfects a biologically safe liquid air solution. It can fill up the lungs of the adult human subject and they can breathe it potentially ...
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Can these gargoyles exist?

Gargoyles are a staple of Gothic architecture and I've decided to give these creatures the time of day. Gargoyles are closely related to Nyctalus lasiopterus. Some characteristics of Gargoyles include:...
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whats the highest a group of Yetis live?

A long time ago a group of proto-giants moved high up into a the Sodo-Himalayas. Yetis commonly live up on high mountain plains some of basic characteristics of Yetis are: are as intelligent as ...
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How could genetic engineering be used to create an opposite sex clone?

Do you think it will become possible to create opposite sex clones in the future? A male clone from a woman or a female clone from a man? I think it will become possible. To create a female clone ...
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Could Mothman exist?

Residing in west virginia, Mothman is depicted as: Being 7 feet tall Being nocturnal Having red eyes (or at least appearing to) Having wings Being white in coloration Having no obvious neck Given ...
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Creating a realistic Sea Boar [duplicate]

In medieval art depicts a verity of odd animals one of which are these Sea Boars now it's mostly likely that they were based off whale bones which were misconstrued as boars. but let say that they ...
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Anatomical Feasibility of a Humanoid Derived from Orangutans?

Of the living great apes, humans are most closely related to the chimpanzees and bonobos. We retain quite a few features from that side of the simian family, and it got me thinking about what a ...
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What evolutionary pressures would lead to fairies?

Consider this a remake of my Why might a group of insects evolve to resemble humans? post. Fairies are a common trope in fantasy works some characteristics of fairies and their associates are: ...
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Whats the largest a kraken could get? [duplicate]

Krakens are commonly depicted as being large enough to bring down entire ships: The largest animal ever, the blue whale can reach up to 33.8m (111ft) long but it seems that they've reached the limit ...
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how might flame retardant feathers work?

male Wyverns collect shiny objects in their dens to attract mates it quite common for Wyverns to get into territorial fight. Now Wyverns are capable of breathing fire but they are also covered in ...
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Anatomically Correct Catgirls

This is a submission for the Anatomically Correct Series Valentines days is coming up and what better way to celebrate that than worshiping our lord and savior Elongated Muskrat and his attempts to ...
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Realistic sea humanoids

bucking the trend of mermaids I've decided to take a different approach with my sea hominids. along time ago a group of Australopithecus diverged from us taking to the sea. some characteristics of ...
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what kind of biology/evolution to create Xing Tian/Blemmye type of humanoid/monster?

here what Xing Tian look like and the description in the wikipedia. Xingtian appears in chapter 7 of the Shanhaijing (Classic of Mountains and Seas), which states that he fought and lost against ...
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Evolutionary advantage for recurve fang in dragons

In medieval times, news of dragons attacking the outskirts of the villages is flooding in. The King is losing patience. According to witnesses, these dragons can lift cows and occasionally elephants ...
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Anatomically Correct Leviathan

This is a submission towards the Anatomically Correct Series The leviathan, (in biblical terms), is describes as being a colossal serpentine like creature, it’s back is covered in scales that are ...
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Anatomically Correct Sphinx

This is a submission for the Anatomically Correct Series Egyptian Sphinxs are depicted as lion with a humanoid face. the question I want to know is why might a lion conveniently evolve a human like ...
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The feasibility of Grey Aliens?

I want to write a science-based story which includes grey aliens. To clarify, grey aliens are seen to be either shorter or taller than the average humans, and sport a bulbous like head. their head ...
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Could birds conveniently evolve sapience?

Next to angels, various types of bird people are among some of the most common depictions of flying humanoids. Revali from BOTW comes to mind. Could birds (or any other flying animal for that ...
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Could my Wyverns exist?

A long time ago, Yi Qi diverged into three main groups: Cockatrices, Drakes, and Wyverns. Some characteristics of Wyverns include: They are tetrapods/quadrupeds They are covered with feathers They ...
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Could serpentine dragons exist?

Contrary to popular belief serpentine dragons are not in fact magical or related to the European wyvern but instead are descended from the Chrysopelea. some common characteristics of serpentine ...
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Why might a group of insects evolve to resemble humans? [closed]

In the story I’m writing, fairies evolved from the Titan beetle being 11 inches tall. I want to know is why might a group of insects start to resemble humans or what evolutionary pressures would lead ...
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What benefits would a symbiotic relationship with an algae provide to an orc? [closed]

In the story I'm writing, Orcs (and Goblins) have a symbiotic relationship with a type of algae (with the algae possibly growing in their skin). I was wondering - what kinds benefits would a symbiotic ...
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What might a cancer monster be like?

A strange concept which I came up with after realizing that vampires, werewolves and zombies are basically created by an infection from a virus. This has lead me to brainstorm how I could make a ...
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Whats the furthest two hominids could diverge from and still be able to produced viable offspring?

In many fantasy stories humans are capable of inter-breeding with different fantasy races. There is a precedent for this happening with neanderthal and Denisovan DNA being found in people of Eurasian ...
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Feasibility of albino lizard people

Recently, I’ve grown curious about this lizard men folklore, which revolves around lizard like beings that have the frame work of humanoids. Now this got me thinking of a more human like reptile ...
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How do I preserve the Megafauna in my world?

Over 100,000 years ago giant megafauna roamed the earth such as mammoths, gigantopithecus, and giant sloths. fast forward to today and most megafauna are extinct (with the notable exception being in ...
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Arachnid fingers

Is there a way arachnids legs could have finger like appendages at their ends in a way that makes sense for their structure and wouldn't look like a cheesy design? This creature wouldn't be insect ...
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What evolutionary pressures would lead to Goblins?

A long time ago homo floresiensis split off into two main groups Goblins and Halflings. Now Goblins are an odd little bunch (here's a rough mock up of what a goblin might look like) and I was ...
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Anatomically Correct Yoshi

This is a submission for the Anatomically Correct Series For 30 years T Yoshi Munchakoopas has been been helping Mario out in many adventures even reuniting him with his brother when they were ...

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