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 very small humanoids be able to use rats as mounts?

These humanoids would be about 13cm tall. Is there anything preventing them from mounting rats with proper training and a customized saddle?
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What Would a Deep-Sea Diving Humanoid Look Like

I'm wondering what adaptions would be needed for an air-breathing, land-worthy homonid to be able to do deep-sea diving of at least 3,000 feet deep and for at least one hour. What changes need to be ...
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Similar aging but different aging rate?

My humanoid aliens grow and age the same way as humans but it's a much slower process. It takes them 2 years to physically age and grow. If one is, let's say, 50 years old than their human equivalent ...
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Two and bigger stomachs means eating more and longer digestive system?

I'm thinking about giving my humanoid aliens two stomachs. If a person were to have to two bigger stomachs, would they have to eat more? If their stomachs would bigger, would they have to consume (eat ...
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Effects of legalizing human meat and how to suppress criminal organizations selling it [closed]

Inside the citadel we see many creatures living together, they don't do so because they all love each other and the citadel has achieved not only the end to racism but also inter species peace but ...
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Saiyans but plausible [closed]

Sayans are an alien species of humanoids, yet they look completely human with small exceptions Saiyans are born from a planet called Vegeta, the plant planet.They have a tail and are able to change ...
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Can A Fast-Twitch-Muscled Humanoid Species Still Have Sentient Levels Of Intelligence?

I'm working on some biologically realistic interpretations of fantasy creatures, such as Orcs and Ogres. They're signature superhuman strength has been given a scientifically realistic reasoning to it:...
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Can humanity survive if all people are born females and later become males?

In the real world all humans start off as females in the womb and then develop male organs before being born. I'd like to expand that concept further to the humans in my world. In my world, humans ...
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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 ...
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How would dozens of humanoid species affect early migrations?

In our world, humans evolved and spread to pretty much every place in the world they could reach. Would that still be the case if there were, say, a dozen different humanoid species? Would they all ...
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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 ...
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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 fingers....
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Humans In A Fantasy World [closed]

I am currently building a fantasy world that contains humans inside of it, but the problem I currently face or wonder about is what physical differences there might be in my world compared to the ones ...
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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 ...
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if a bipedal dog were to evolve, what main cultural and behavioral patterns would follow? [closed]

We can see it in most of us humans. Most homininae, including gorillas apes and humans, act generally similar even if we look really different. We laugh in the same way, we stay in families the same ...
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What can I expect these humanoids to look like?

I am designing a race of human-based creatures for my story. This race has developed as regular humans until roughly 500BC until an event forced them to start living underground for several centuries. ...
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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 organs to ...
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Humans with bird wings [duplicate]

So i recently found this site and it proved useful for many unanswered science question except for one big one I want to know: What properties would allow for bird wings on humans, NOT connected to ...
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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 feasible is it for imperialism to emerge from a non-hierarchical society?

In the current setting I'm working on, I have an idea for a society of non-human (but still humanoid) creatures who evolved from territorial, mostly independent predators. Even though they are now ...
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Biodiversity how far can you go before a human is no longer human? [closed]

I'm starting a world where humans have traveled to many planets and exhibit as much diversity as dog breeds would. Some changes are merely cosmetic like coloration while others are more drastic like ...
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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 bioluminescent ...
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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 in ...
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What would be some noticeable differences on tiny human beings? [closed]

Let's say a very advanced alien race makes tiny human beings just for fun. Of course they wouldn't be just shrunken normal humans because they'd just die, the alien race made the necessary changes for ...
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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, but ...
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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 legion ...
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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 slightly ...
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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 ...
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How can I explain the functionality of a partial humanoid grown from sperm

Deep within each sperm cell is a fully formed, miniaturized individual called a homunculus. These microscopic "little men" simply need time to gestate until they grow large enough to be born. This is ...
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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 ...
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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 feet ...
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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 they ...
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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 of ...
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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 ...
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Pros and cons of having digitigrade and plantigrade legs?

I have created a humanoid that can switch between digitigrade and plantigrade legs. It is able to do this via special bones in its legs that it can lock in place without hindering its movement but ...
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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 extremely ...
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What could a reptilian race tell by candling their eggs?

I've got a D&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 ...
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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, from ...
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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 ...
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Anatomically Correct Pinocchio

Pinocchios are known to be mischievous creatures, but why did they evolve that way and how do they survive? The creature has the following properties: Appears to be made of wood Not taller than a ...
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How would 10 generations of living underground change the human body?

In my country, we are split down the center by an intensely large mountain range. Us desert people live on the eastern half of the country, while on the other side of the mountain range the forest ...
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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 stressful/...
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What would happen to a Neanderthal today? [closed]

If a time machine were created, and we used it to steal a newborn Neanderthal, then give it to a volunteer to raise, what would become of it? Could it learn English, and possibly even have children? ...
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how would the osmoregulatory and excretory systems would be for a flying human [closed]

How would the excretory and osmoregulatory systems be for a flying human?
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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 would ...
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What materials can be used to make a humanoid skin warm?

The humanoids I'm talking about are designed with all the characteristics pertaining to robots developed with the help of soft robotics technologies. Although the skeleton is made of titanium, their "...
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Armor for a humanoid snake

My world is medieval-ish in terms of technology level. While there is magic, it's not at all enchantment-like so any armor should be able to be naturally produced. In this world is a humanoid snake ...
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What kind of governments would a species of empaths be inclined to develop?

I am in the early stages of developing an alien species and one of their defining traits is that they are empathic upon physical touch. They can only sense feelings/emotions/intent, not read minds, ...
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Are 4 arms better than 2 underground? [closed]

Are creatures with 4 arms viable underground? Creatures have to be able to climb and eventually dig! Those creatures are not intelligent. They hunt and feed on dwarfs. They were nearly extinct (100 ...
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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, ...