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Fanclub EU Alien Diversity Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'EU Community' started by gizkaspice, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. gizkaspice

    gizkaspice Jedi Knight star 2

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    :D That was the intention.

    The proper way of reading DOTJ, or anything else SW: David Attenborough style

    then everything becomes awesome.
     
  2. Mitth_Fisto

    Mitth_Fisto Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Well, so long as you add a proper reduction sauce tailored for each species :p
     
  3. kecen

    kecen Jedi Master star 4

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    I remember the Cold Ones from the NJO books. Basically delicate starfish people that would melt due to the presence of starship exhaust.
     
  4. spicer

    spicer Jedi Master star 4

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    Never heard of them before (possibly since I haven't read all of the NJO books). They sound interesting, but I couldn't find any pictures of them.
     
  5. gizkaspice

    gizkaspice Jedi Knight star 2

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    What would be an example of a recipe?

    Maybe...

    MUUN CAKE
    Ingredients:
    Muun
    Duros stock
    Yuzzem sauce mixed with Trandoshan egg

    Darth Plagueis pretends that recipe doesn't exist
    :p
     
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  6. kecen

    kecen Jedi Master star 4

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    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Brrbrlpp
    There are no official images of them, but I imagine they are like comb jellies.
     
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  7. spicer

    spicer Jedi Master star 4

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  8. gizkaspice

    gizkaspice Jedi Knight star 2

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    Nice! I like the Rakata Seer in that artist's gallery. Pretty Rakata are pretty..........creepy. :p
     
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  9. gizkaspice

    gizkaspice Jedi Knight star 2

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    Creepy Rakata Elder things

    Oh look they wear dresses! :p


    [​IMG]

    Nah, they're robes.

    or are they... [face_thinking]
     
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  10. Cushing's Admirer

    Cushing's Admirer Force Ghost star 7

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    Original Poster: Why do you say this is an alien appreciation thread then exclude a good deal of the aliens in SW? I like aliens nearly of all kinds personally but it does include near humans. What about culture and biological aspects? Just because it looks similar to a human doesn't mean they are human per se. I am not trying to pick a fight I am seeking clarification why near-human equal 'too human like'.
     
  11. gizkaspice

    gizkaspice Jedi Knight star 2

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    Short answer: I'm not excluding anything, you can talk about near-humans if you want.

    Feel free to discuss culture/biological aspects.
     
  12. Cushing's Admirer

    Cushing's Admirer Force Ghost star 7

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  13. gizkaspice

    gizkaspice Jedi Knight star 2

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    A good point has been brought up...and I apologize how biased this place is...


    since I can't change the original post...

    HUMAN-LIKE ALIENS/NEAR-HUMANS ARE INCLUDED FOR DISCUSSION

    Maybe this will actually get more ppl posting around here.
     
  14. CrazyOldHermit

    CrazyOldHermit Jedi Master star 4

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    The Oswaft were pretty cool aliens. They resembled huge stingray if I remember correctly.
     
  15. Cushing's Admirer

    Cushing's Admirer Force Ghost star 7

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    Thanks, OP. I appreciate it. :)[:D]

    I think Chiss look really cool but are a bit limited in their diversity of traits and colours since blue skin, red eyes, black, blue, or blue-black hair is about all we get. I would love to see a Chiss Jedi. Rakara originally creeped me out a bit as their heads almost look upside down but they look pretty cool to me now. Love the DA pic.

    I also like a lot of the humanoids that have animal like traits. The Ishi Tib, Ithorians, Gran, Ssi-ruu, and Nelvaanians among others.
     
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  16. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    Is a Padawan close enough?

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Nuru_Kungurama
     
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  17. gizkaspice

    gizkaspice Jedi Knight star 2

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    I would like more albino aliens--including albino Chiss. We have some albino Wookies somewhere. Do we have any albino Twi'leks? I think I saw one in DOTJ somewhere....

    And of course, we need an albino Rakata--wait...maybe that can be done!

    Pretend this frog is bipedal, 2m tall with Rakata-modifications and you got yourself an albino Rakata.:D

    [​IMG]

    ......Okay, that's actually sort of creepy.
     
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  18. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    How many non-humanoid aliens do we know of?
     
  19. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    Wookieepedia has a big list of nonhumanoids on the same page as the humanoid list, further down:

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Humanoid
     
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  20. gizkaspice

    gizkaspice Jedi Knight star 2

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    Rakata are not on that list :p

    I guess they are not humanoid but more like "weird bipedal things"
     
  21. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    Their own entry calls them humanoid at least:
    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Rakata

    probably because they don't have extra arms like some of the "semihumanoids" do. The list is unlikely to be completely comprehensive.
     
  22. gizkaspice

    gizkaspice Jedi Knight star 2

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    I always find the term "humanoid" a bit conflicting to some species.

    For example, KOTOR Rakata are not really humanoid, TOR rakata are a bit more humanoid, and DOTJ is somewhere in between.

    I assume humanoid to mean looking like humans in shape, especially having centered forward-facing eyes, etc. Most of the aliens listed are more heavily anthropomorphized. ...able to comfortably wear shoes or have 5-digit hands, etc.The Bivall, for example, have a very alien-looking head with slapped on humanoid-body with 5 digits, the angle of their knees identical to ours, etc.

    So I guess I'm wondering when does a species become just "bipedal" with some traits similar to ours because evolution favored them instead of being full-blown humanoid and human-like?
     
  23. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    Classification of a being as humanoid was not standardized or strict. Generally, it entailed having a basic anatomy or construction similar to Humans, that is, a central torso with a head on top, two arms symmetrically arranged on either side, and two legs symmetrically arranged below, providing an upright bipedal stance. Each arm ended in hands that had a variable number of fingers (used for grasping and moving objects), and each leg in feet (used for locomotion). A living humanoid's head had two eyes, a nose for breathing and smelling, and a mouth for nutrition and communication; a mechanical humanoid would not require respiration or nutrition, and would have two photoreceptors instead of eyes. Humanoid species generally had sparse hair, mainly concentrated on the head or face.
    A species with slight variations and deviations from this general arrangement could still be classified as humanoid. For example, Duros had no ears, nose, or hair; Twi'leks and Togruta featured headtails; and many non-humanoids had humanoid features. Wookiees, although seeming animalistic, could be called humanoids; they were also classified as anthropoids[3], a term referring to a species with simian features.
    Non-humanoid sentient species had distinctly nonhuman characteristics, such as tails, additional limbs (or even no limbs, as with the Slith), wings, additional heads (as the Cha'wen'hes), or invertebrate characteristics (as the Gree).

    "Semihumanoid" tends to be associated with extra limbs, or less than the normal number.

    I'd call Thisspiasians "semihumanoid" in the Star Wars context- given Sy Myrthians (humanoid from the waist up, sluglike from the waist down) are.
     
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  24. gizkaspice

    gizkaspice Jedi Knight star 2

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    Probably no one will care but I'm wondering....

    Do gizka and Rakata share some kind of a common ancestor but split somewhere in their evolution?

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    They're both amphibian-like, maybe Rakata have a high reproductive rate, and the Infinite Empire used cannibalism as birth-control policy? Do Rakata have tail-things like gizka that they're horribly ashamed of and that's why they wear garments as above?

    :p


    Here's the ancestor of Selkath though:

    [​IMG]

    So it seems Selkath descended from a shark-like creature.
    I would have never guessed.
     
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  25. spicer

    spicer Jedi Master star 4

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    I would have never guessed it either (about the Selkath). As for the gizka-rakata being related, IMO I don't think Rakata evolved from gizka. But they do look a bit amhibian (and gizka are obviously frogs, so amhibians), so I'd say not ancestors, but maybe shared a common ancestor in the very distant past.