Questions tagged [humanoid]

For question about creatures whose appearance is similar to that of humans. The creatures in the question should be different from normal humans in at least one way but can still be seen as mainly human.

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How can humans evolve a single burning hand?

The environment is a temperate enclosed valley on earth (or is like Earth) that has caused the humans trapped in it to evolve different. Their size is normal. They gave evolved a gel that oozes on the ...
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Could these humanoids properly clothe themselves?

The humanoids are quite uniquely shaped: They have a single leg in the middle of their pelvis, which is flexible like a snake or tentacle. They are also facultative unipeds; they can move either on ...
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Anatomical Plausibility of Snake-Footed People [closed]

The snake-footed people are, as the name implies, people with serpentine feet. Specifically, they have the muscles and bones of the lower part of a snake replacing their feet and part of their legs ...
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Anatomically Correct Sciapod

The sciapod is a small humanoid creature, which is distinguished by a single large leg. This leg would be like a single leg, without duplicate structures. It would also be symmetrical. They move by ...
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Would lack of sexual dimorphism negatively impact a brutish humanoid species

In the world I am making I am wanting to portray the orcs as a race of testosterone filled and fairy hating frat bros, where the only difference between a man and a woman is the thing between their ...
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How can enormous giants hide their existence in a modern city?

Meet the Artarons, a group of giants of unknown origin. This troop consists of 15 humongous human-like giants, they have been living isolated in the woods to keep themselves secluded from the modern ...
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How do I know the weight of this shark?

In my game, I mean worldbuilding project... there's a thing called gravity, and gravity affects the weight of everything, and weight has to do with the damage one takes and deals to another, it also ...
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Would crossbreeding between humans and trolls always be taboo?

In the world in question, we have anatomically and psychologically normal humans living in a variety of societies. We also have trolls. Trolls are a hominid species more closely related to humans ...
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How would one design a helmet for antlered humanoids?

There have been many questions on this site about helmets with antlers, but I am going out and asking about antlers with helmets. Specifically, I am asking in the context of creatures that are ...
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How would a futuristic style army use androids that mimic humans in any way? [closed]

In a army(or any military) humans can have qualities that act as flaws in a military. Disregarding emotions, lets say that you had an android, similar to any other droid soldier in popular sci fiction,...
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How would reverse merfolk navigate on land?

A reverse merfolk is a creature with the head and chest of a fish with the legs and lower parts of a human. While they would be able to walk around by their legs, they may have issues with their ...
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Why would women with a huge belly be considered attractive?

In many modern cultures, the hourglass-shaped woman is help up as the epitome of attractiveness. In my story, there are sixteen species of the Homo genus (humans) that can all interbreed: anatomically ...
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If other animals evolved to have similar anatomy to humans, would those with dewclaws end up with four or five fingers?

I’m writing a story about anthropomorphic animals who are their world’s equivalent of humans. They walk upright, talk, and have established a society, but I’m having trouble figuring out the anatomy ...
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Can flower pigment work/transfer in humanlike skin and hair?

(Finally came up with a name for my species. Maruvans-derived from maruva, meaning flowers in Shona). Maruvans have "unnatural" (which is natural for them) colored skin and hair (eyebrows ...
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Genetic Plausibility of All-Male Half Giants and All-Female Witches

So, this problem is kind of a two-in-one; arguably two different issues but very closely related, so I'm posting them as one question. I'm designing a lineup of fantasy races for a roleplaying setting,...
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Is there any sort of natural mechanism that would explain why my giants are taller or shorter depending on how many horns they have?

So I've got a species of humanoid giants in the setting. Each individual has their own set of horns, between 1 and 5, that extend from their forehead. The horns determine their adult height, with ...
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Anatomically Correct Kampe

The Kampe is a great horrid dragon with a very unique form They have a roughly humanoid shape. Above the shoulders is a single great stem-neck from which 51 heads (one human, 50 bestial) grow. The ...
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Plausible Anatomy for Humanoid Turtle Shoulders

There are many depictions of humanoid/simian creatures with turtle-like shells. There is one obvious issue with this setup: A turtle's shell is its ribcage, with the shoulders set inside. This clearly ...
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What is the realism level of never needing to defecate? [duplicate]

So I was thinking about making a 'artificial', 6 inch tall, humanoid creature that not only never really makes feces/urine, but is able to pretty much eat grass(or any other plants humans cannot ...
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How well would this hand work as a hand?

The hand has a human-like palm, with the normal bones for that area. However, there is no thumb. In place of fingers, they have a set of unique structures. On both sides is a boneless digit like a ...
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What condition could cause chronically reddened sclera?

I have a character whose eye whites are bright red, and I'd like to make some attempt to justify why. This character's species has eyes that generally become bloodshot in the same way and under the ...
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How could my island-country mostly populated by massive humanoids subsist its inhabitants?

In my prospective dramedy science-fantasy children's videogame Salade de Fruits (which means naturally Fruit Salad), there is an island-country comprising a total of eight islands: The smallest has ...
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How can salamander-people look like salamanders?

Salamanders, like lizards, seem to be quite indistinct. They have very few traits that both distinguish them from other creatures and would be compatible with a typical humanoid being What visible ...
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Could this centaur anatomy work and fit together?

The centaur externally appears very human-like. Their forelegs are humanoid but with a horse's hoof on the end. They also have human-like hips to support the forelegs. The horse body is similarly ...
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Is there any kind of biological mechanism that would allow a species with a naturally short lifespan to live longer through cannibalism?

There is a humanoid species whose natural lifespan/period of senescence is very short compared to other sapients of the setting(around 20 years). They have similar levels of intelligence to humans and ...
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Can avian and humanoid shoulders be combined in a way that allows flight?

It is easy to put avian and reptilian shoulders on the same frame. Unfortunately, humans are mammals (apes, in fact), not reptiles, and hence our shoulders are very close to our backs, heavily ...
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Preventing a word from being spoken

Toward the end of the war between Atlantis and Mu, such magicks were cast that their interaction rent asunder the very length and breadth and height of the world and through that tear entered The ...
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How would a human/floral humanoid offspring look?

I’m trying to figure out what the appearance of a human and a floral humanoid offspring would look like. The floral humanoids have humanlike bodies with petal hair and “unnatural” skin color (which ...
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How would humanity fight against a neolithic aquatic race

In the early 1950s an aquatic race called merfolk for simplicity sake was discovered. But they weren't friendly in order to scare them off the crew that discovered them fired off a warning shot which ...
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Plausible evolution timeframe to diverge from ancient humans and gain plant mimicry

There are people in my setting who can blend in really well with the flora of their native lands, and can even do a passable job of blending in with other similar areas, a form of camouflage. Their ...
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How would the crocodile-people move?

The crocodile-people comprise of a large, spell-bound family. Though human in their mind, they are very herptilian on the outside Their head is roughly human, as are their arms. However, their hands ...
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How would life work if Humanoids had fox paws instead of feet? [closed]

Hiya I'm writing a fantasy story that features Kitsunes. Now my Kitsunes resemble the Classic Kitsunes of myth (humanoid with fox tails and ears) but mine have the added addition of fox paws instead ...
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What are the faceless mermaids like on the inside? [closed]

The faceless mermaids have 2 eyes, on the back of their shoulders. They also have an upwards-facing beak in their chest, which is used to eat. Their head has no eyes or mouth, but does have a nose ...
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Why can only this race of people called "bees" make honey and beeswax?

The "bees" of my world are not insects, but instead are a race of tiny bird-people, no more than an inch tall. They can make honey and wax with rather mundane means, not much different from ...
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How do tiny humanoids not fall over?

Gravity is around 9.8m/s^2 on Earth. Unfortunately, this figure means different things at different scales. We could put this figure in terms of height (1.6m) and reaction times (0.2s), which shoul ...
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How could these aquatic humans survive and reproduce?

The aquatic humans resemble regular terrestrial humans almost perfectly as adults. This means they have hands, feet, and all of their bodyparts identically to humans (H. sapiens sapiens) As children (...
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Social Etiquette for a Winged Sapient [closed]

On Damarian, my gas giant moon, many species live and interact, and have their own nation (Often an offspring nation of a nation on the species' home world, as Damarian is a sanctuary planet). One ...
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What would be some biological features of a humanoid that can fit through a gap roughly the size of their head, like a cat?

Exactly what it says on the tin: what would be some biological features of a humanoid that can fit through a gap roughly the size of their head (give or take ~25% of their head's diameter)? I want a ...
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Average intelligence of tiny people

Take the average human and scale them down to be 55 cm in height, or 1.8 feet essentially, with their body parts being as proportional as the average person's are and keeping neuron density and ...
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How do you tie up a snake-person? [duplicate]

The snake-person is humanoid down to the thighs. Below the thighs they have a pair of snakes replacing their legs. Specifically, the snake's spine attaches with the last thoracic vertebra being ...
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Can humanoids be of dark skin despite living somewhat lower than the equator and vice versa?

So if the places on the equator of my world has light skinned people of the deserts while the places a bit south of the equator can have dark skinned folks of tropical rainforests, is that explainable ...
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Could a creature swim using an organic dress?

Could a creature swim through water (faster than the average human) using a fin that wraps around the body like a dress or skirt? Specifically, the fin would surround the rear end in a circle, with a ...
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What are the pros and cons of a spy humanoid robot of these heights? which height will have the most advantages?

In my story, they have humanoid robots (humanoid for a reason in the story, but no need to write it here) living with humans, so one of the humanoid robots are designed for spying/information ...
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How would tiny humanoids progress in a much larger world?

I just recently started reading Gulliver's Travels. If you haven't heard of it, it's basically a story about a 1600's era sailor who gets stranded on various islands with strange humanoids. The first ...
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how might look and be used the firearm hand weapon for four-handed humanoids?

i mean, our firearms, in many ways, are depend on this fact - that we only have 2 hands. What would the weapon look like, its ergonomics and its qualities and properties and usage - if the use of 4 ...
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How could a werewolf cook their food?

Werewolves are predatory wolf-like humanoids. To be more specific, they have an upright, plantigrade frame like an ape, with a doggish snout and paw-like structures instead of hands. They have no ...
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How the limbs should be correctly positioned in the body of a "quadrupedal hexapod" humanoid?

This question basically is about problems with combine the question Anatomically correct multiarmed humanoids but turning the position to quadrupedal and specializing one pair of the two pairs fo arms ...
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How can a male klepton species sustain a settlement without kidnapping women?

The male klepton is a unique humanoid. It has no females, and reproduces by mating with other humanoid females, who bear children that are clones of the klepton father. No females are born, and all ...
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Reptilian beauty standards

This isn’t limited to lizard folk but humanoid reptiles in general. The most common mistake I see when designing females of a reptilian race is to give them human breasts and proportions, despite them ...
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What would the fossorial people's senses be like?

The fossorial people are described partly here. They are adapted for life underground. While they must go aboveground for wood and fruit, they prefer to stay underground, and have a diet of mostly ...

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