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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Would there be problems in a humanoid with non-simian shoulders?

Humanoids are very common in various worlds, and all of them are very ape-like. This is most evident at the shoulders, which support the arms at the side of the body. What would be the issues with ...
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Would unintelligent humanoids end up losing their language and inventive powers?

If a hominid with a human-like mind became less intelligent due to adaptation to a reduction in food, would this be likely to lead to the loss of language and the ability to make complex tools?
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Could a creature use its tail to move on land?

Here is my humanoid creature. It is just 4'11 while standing on its legs, but I have not figured out how long the tail should be, other than its longer than the entire rest of its body. Most of the ...
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How many notes can devils play with their horns?

Everyone knows the trope of horned humanoids with a pointy tail on their back and two horns in their head. ''It's just not a person with a tail and two horns, it's something completely new and inhuman!...
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How can humans survive in an ecosystem that includes longer-lived elves?

So I was reading news about our ancestors when I realized that we paved the way to our current stage by outliving other hominids in the past, either intentionally or not - by either food competition, ...
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How can supernatural social beings avoid total extermination/enslavement when the human world has the Big Brother system?

The human world has the world government (and thus the single Big Brother system, which monitors people living even in the most obscure places). For sake of being short I will call "supernatural ...
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Could these organic golems exist?

The organic golem is an artificial bionic humanoid. It is made up mostly of organic materials, like flesh and bone Its limbs have tendons, ligaments, and bones like that of a human, but without ...
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On the plausibility of both sexes producing gametes on demand

In most animals there is a different way of producing gametes: the male produces them "on demand" at the time of the reproductive act, while the female produces them on a roughly "fixed ...
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How could a quadrupedal human evolve?

The creature is an ape-like quadruped very similar to humans. Their intelligence and feelings are the same as in regular humans. The head and torso are indistinguishable from a regular human. The arms ...
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Can a person whose brain was 98% destroyed but then recreated maintain some of their memories?

TL:DR A brain is turned into mush, destroyed, then 98% of the organ is replaced with other brain tissue. Can that 2% account for memories shared between both brains? Can the brain remember things that ...
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How plausible are inverted humanoids?

How plausible is an upright, humanoid creature that is inverted, with the head at the bottom and the posterior region at the top? This creature could have evolved from a typical biped that evolved ...
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How the environment affects height

I was always curious about that one - regarding humans, not other species - how different environments affect height? Are people living in the mountains shorter that those living in the jungle or the ...
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Could a humanoid spinal/neck structure support horns used for combat? [duplicate]

Bouncing off of this question from a while back: What alterations without drastically altering their humanoid shape nor horns, can I make to my species that lower the risk of neck snapping? Let's ...
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Naga evolution based on varanids

In some moment I saw a sketch representing some kind of naga, you know, a mythical species with human torso and the rest of the body with serpentine form, but in this case based on a speculative ...
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Humanoid Species

I am developing a form of humanoid very closely related to humanity, and I am trying to see both what differences are possible, and what the explanation for various features are possible. For example, ...
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In what evolutionary scenario can a hominid species evolve to have males and females of equal size and strength?

Is there any possible way that a hominid species could evolve into a human-like race that features males and females of the same strength and build? I still would prefer there to be an aesthetic ...
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What Environmental Factors Would Lead To The Evolution Of A Large, Warrior Homonid Race?

I'm working on a story that involve numerous types of species being pitted against one another, each one similar to humans but differing due to an evolutionary "theme". These "themed&...
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How long can a humanoid's arms be before it can't throw things?

I'm making a creature that is mostly bipedal but can run on four legs if it needs to. It's not nearly as good at running as a true quadruped but it's better than a human. To do this, I've elongated ...
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Why would humans want “mindless” human clones and even be legal?

In a far future humanity has advanced in the fields of A.I./robotics and genetics. Every household has an A.I. and robots/androids serving them, but strangely the humans prefer mindless clones to ...
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How to design a humanoid with facultative quadrupedism?

I thought this can be considered the oposite to the monkeys' walk which the most time that are on land are quadrupedals and sometimes they can stand bipedal, so now in this case I'm asking about a ...
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Elastic alien humanoids?

How could you explain an alien race having the power of elasticity? By that I mean able to stretch out its limbs as if made of rubber. Think Mr. Fantastic or Elastigirl, but an entire species can do ...
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How much I can change the humanoid body plan and still be able to perform the high speed throwing?

Why keep the humanoid body plan?, which is the advantage of the humanoid shape? This were my principal questions when I was wondering about the features of different fictional specie, so I reached to ...
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How to correctly insert a kangaroo like balance and support tail in a humanoid?

I was thinking about humanoid designs, usually the most prolific version adds a digitigrade posture, looks cool and have some advantages for cursorial creatures providing speed but reducing stability ...
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What should the teeth and jaw gape of my hypercarnivore humanoid species be like?

They also eat blood and bones. I was thinking the teeth should be serrated, like a T. rex's, but rexies had really long muzzles and while my species have a little bit of a muzzle, and square chins/...
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What modifications to the human genome would need to occur to make Mars hospitable to humans?

In a futuristic setting hundreds of years into the future humankind has the ability to program the human genome to colonize other worlds. What changes would need to be made to the human genome to ...
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What Would A Carnivorous Species Of Hominid Look Like? [duplicate]

Lets say, in an alternate timeline of hominid evolution, humanity (or at least some kind of human-like species) evolved for a strictly carnivorous diet, like true carnivores. What changes would need ...
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Would A Neanderthal Skeleton Be Better Suited To Handle Gigantism?

I've done lots of studying into gigantism. Whether it's from acromegaly or simply a quirk of genetics, humans often suffer once they reach past a certain height. There's plenty of variables of course: ...
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How would a humanoid be affected by its quadrupedal-style arms?

Humans have horizontal shoulders. We can do all kinds of stuff with them, but what would it be like if we had vertical shoulders like a quadrupedal animal, specifically, a cat? What movements could ...
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Naming the “hand” of a humanoid bird

I'm creating a humanoid bird character. In essence, they are still human with the usual four limb package and upright walking. However, they have two wings on the back for flying, and the feathers, ...
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Would larger humanoids be able to give birth to less “undercooked” babies?

I'm working on the biology of a fantasy race of very large human-like beings (think something like the Vrykul from WoW or the Norn from Guild Wars), and got stuck on one aspect of their development as ...
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Can A Hominid Species Possess Anime-Girl Proportions?

Just to clarify, this is a serious question. I mean it. I'm legitimately wondering and am looking for feedback on this following question: How close can an intelligent homonid species get to having ...
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Would having only 3 fingers/toes on their hands/feet affect a humanoid species negatively? [closed]

So I have this 3-2 1/2 feet tall humanoid species called Pinokiins that as of the time of typing have 3 fingers(thumb included) and toes on their hands and feet instead of 5. Is this a negative thing? ...
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How can the human body be optimized, yet still be mostly human?

I've been curious for a while now about how much room we have left for evolution as a species, or at the very least, as a people, due to one of my projects involving genetically-engineered superhuman ...
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How could “muscular hair” work?

Well, there is already a similar question, but I consider mine to be somewhat different as I am not asking about hair-thin fibers that can act individually. The kind of "hair" that I ...
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How make look feminine and masculine (non mammalian) animal humanoids?

Well, first clarification, it could sound contradictory "I want a humanoid shape that not looks like a common human", well for this reason I thought necessary say what I consider "...
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Feasibility of Second Puberty

Yet another question for this world: Rail Transportation with Races Described Below - Specifically, Seating One race specifically, the Phanerae. They are 6-8 feet tall, and 250-300 pounds as adults. ...
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How get functional arthropod-like legs for carry great weights?

"For big sizes and masses arthropod legs are a bad option" is what many people say, but nevertheless, this always looks cool and scary. So based on the first solution for an Anatomically ...
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World conditions for Flying Humanoid Like a Human

Okay, so this is unrelated to every question I've made so far except a select one. I want to see how a race of sapient, flying humanoids that are essentially humans, but with wings and tails. Here are ...
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How could work a functional secondary respiration system (“Universal” respiration/lungs) at terrestrial and active creatures?

Following the path of my super predator, I thought that one interesting characteristic can be breath while is eating or producing sounds, an addition that could be useful for do not lose time during ...
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How would a “flaming collar” work in an animal and how could it be useful?

So, this a concept which personally I see with a lot of visual style an epic to descriptions to be implemented for a creature in a fictional world. Probably you can call this "burning head" ...
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Is it possible for a vertebrate creature to have a ribcage/chest mouth?

In fantasy and science fiction cool monsters and creature desgins constantly appear, this characterstic specifically (a mouth that exists in and occupies a good portion of the ribcage area) doesn't ...
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How could functional tentacles out of water (or similar structures) exist? [duplicate]

It is a common sight a lot of speculative terrestrial cephalopods and especially octopuses and not just that also is common see fictional works with creatures or characters with strong tentacles that ...
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How Would a Human Male Survive Interspecies Pregnancy and Birth?

I just got back from doing a quick skim on Wikipedia regarding "Male pregnancy", and it turns out that human male pregnancy is not unheard of, but there are many catches. Ecotopic ...
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How can giants be incorporated as foot soldiers into a traditional army?

In the hellenistic period, giants are considered gifts and blessings from the Gods, and are honored as minor deities by the culture that they are born into. They measure between 10 - 12ft tall, and ...
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Humanoid creatures with four “sticky” legs and eight eyes

These humanoid creatures need to walk on four legs. Pretty simple. Their legs also need to be sticky, like a gecko’s, so that they can walk on walls and upside down. They have eight eyes, two normal ...
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Could someone be convinced they are a robot?

My story takes place in a near-future where robots have gotten so realistic it is impossible to tell them apart visually from humans. Hyperreal human robots are the latest fad, where the robot has its ...
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A humanoid with six arms? [duplicate]

How could a humanoid species evolve to have six arms, all in relatively the same part of the body, the top corners of the torso, like us? It can't be as simple as tree-climbers moving back to the ...
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How Long (Or Short) Would Human Limbs Be if Proportioned Like Those of Gibbons?

Here is what I've got on Reddit about how long human limbs are in proportion to the lengths of their bodies: With regard to humans, in ideal proportions, an adult is 7.5-8 heads tall. The legs (...
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A brood parasite that mimics humans, plausible?

I thought of a brood parasite that co-existed with humans and has evolved to mimic humans and to infiltrate human families as a brood parasite -- similar to a cuckoo birds -- as adopted children who ...
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Humanoid avians with six limbs, how to modify their bodyplan so that their ribcage won't constrain certain movements?

Thundercats 2011 was great. I mean, it even had Thanos and infinity stones before it was cool. Such a good remake simply couldn't survive in final-stage capitalism, as those who worked on it didn't ...

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