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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Why would humans want “mindless” human clones and be legal?

In a far future humanity has advance in field of a.i/robotics and genetics. Every household has an a.i and robots/androids serving them. But strangely the humans prefer mindless clones more than ...
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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 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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What could pressure a humanoid shape?

My previous question asked if a stegosaur could become bipedal. I guess I should have asked if and how it could become humanoid-like. Asking if this is possible made me think about all the other vague ...
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Domesticating rockfolk

part 2 of: Evolution of Rockfolk the world i'm writing a sub-species of my Rockfolk have been Domesticated by humans becoming Golems, and are commonly use as a type guard dog or for field labor. some ...
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Evolution of Rockfolk

contrary to popular belief Rockfolk are not actually living rocks but rather a animal that coat themselves in rocks and stones. some basic characteristics of these Rockfolk include: have extremely ...
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Could a stegosaur-like creature become bipedal?

We think stegosaurs could go on their hind legs to get at treetops. Could something like this evolve into a biped? In addition, can you think of other scenarios for bipeds to evolve?
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How could humanoids evolve without having once been treedwellers?

We look the way we do because our ancestors were once tree climbers of forests that started to recede and then they moved to the land and stood upright to carry food better. Could alien life evolve to ...
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How can I make a humanoid character look less human? [closed]

I have a shapeshifting character who isn’t human but pretends to be one, but people who look at them notice something is wrong, but can’t quite place it. What kind of features could I give them that ...
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Would a 200-Pound Dwarf Still Need to Wear Clothes?

The average Neandertal male stood 64 inches tall, weighed 143 pounds and had a brain volume of 1600 milliliters. The average female stood 62 inches tall, weighed 110 pounds and had a brain volume of ...
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Would a 200-Pound Dwarf Still Need Facial and Body Hair?

How does a Neandertal compare with an anatomically modern human? This diagram below is a simplification of the real answer: The average Neandertal male stood 64 inches tall, weighed 143 pounds and ...
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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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