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Title: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 26, 2012, 05:59:25 PM
OK folks, it took a while but I finally got the list together.  A lot of surprises on this one, I think.  Frankly, some of them that didn't make it almost pained me.  But we'll get to that.  Finally we can see the fictional animals and creepy crawlies you decided belonged at the top of the evolutionary (or at least entertaining) pile. 

Lots of aliens, mythological beast and... others on this one.  Tonight, we have 3 alien species and 2 mythological ones.  So let's get started.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 26, 2012, 06:08:37 PM
50. Pegasus
(36 points, on 2 of 23 lists - Top Vote #2 by Pegaso220377)

(http://www.legendarytoys.com/media/RAV-14920-lg.jpg)

Genus: Equus Livia
The symbolism of Pegasus varies with time. Symbol of wisdom and especially of fame from the Middle Ages until the Renaissance, he became one symbol of the poetry and the creator of sources in which the poets come to draw inspiration, particularly in the 19th century. Pegasus is the subject of a very rich iconography, especially through the ancient Greek pottery and paintings and sculptures of the Renaissance. Personification of the water, solar myth, or shaman mount, Carl Jung and his followers have seen in Pegasus a profound symbolic esoteric in relation to the spiritual energy that allows to access to the realm of the gods on Mount Olympus.

In the 20th and 21st century, he appeared in movies, in fantasy, in video games and in role play, where by extension, the term "pegasus" is often used to refer to any winged horse.

Notable representatives:
The mythical one, the Tristar one, the one from the Turkish airline

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
For the Dar-Win!
with your host, Charles Darwin

This beast is a wonder of the skies and has adapted its body over thousands of years after seeing clouds that looked like apples and bales of hay.  Though this ended in disappointment, one must admire their tenacity.

Also, I hate them, because as soon as take the HMS Beagle through the wash, a Pegasus ends up pooping on it.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 26, 2012, 06:25:33 PM
49. Ewok
(38 points, on 4 of 23 lists - Top Vote #11 by Goflyblind)

(http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/4/48/Ewoks.jpg)
   

Genus: Ursus Adorabalus

Ewoks were sentient humanoid mammals, averaging about one meter in height, which could provide an advantage when trying to hide. They were covered in fur from head to toe, with brown and black the most common colors. Other Ewoks had near-white or reddish fur, but red fur is supposedly the rarest shade an Ewok can get. Most Ewoks had solid-colored fur, though a few sported stripes. Ewoks had large, bright eyes, small humanoid noses, and hands that possessed two fingers and an opposable thumb. Despite their small size, Ewoks were physically strong enough to overpower combat-trained Humans. The Human Mace Towani likened their appearance to "little bears", though they are sometimes referred to as "mini Wookiees."

Notable representatives:
Logray, Paploo, “Sticky” Wicket W. Warrick

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
For the Dar-Win!
with your host, Charles Darwin

Though ewoks are tool users, their greatest strength is cuteness.  Much how like bonobo society is centered largely around sexual politics, ewok society is centered largely about how cute they are.  It is used to dispute power struggles, deciding mating partners and in hunting strategies.  Prey often walks willingly into ewok camps in hopes of petting them, only to be stabbed and eaten.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: wurwolf on June 26, 2012, 06:35:52 PM
Wooo, new LoC countdown!!
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 26, 2012, 06:38:47 PM
48. Jawa
(38 points, on 4 of 23 lists - Top Vote #2 by DB Barnes)

(http://www.ghostofaflea.com/archives/jawas.jpg)
   

Genus: Druidus Rodentia

Jawas were easily identifiable by their brown hooded robes, glowing yellow eyes, small stature and high pitched, quickly spoken language called Jawaese.

Through the study of corpses and skeletal remains, Baobab xenobiologists discovered that Jawas appeared to be gaunt, rodent-like creatures, with shrunken faces and yellow eyes. Conflicting research suggests that Jawas and Tusken Raiders, two native species of Tatooine, originally evolved from the same extinct species, the Kumumgah, as both have common genetic markers, while other research suggests Jawas originated from humans.

At all times, Jawa faces remained obscured by a shroud of cloth to retain moisture, hide their identity and dissipate their body heat. Polished orange gemstones were embedded within the fabric to protect the Jawas’ sensitive vision from the bright sunlight. Jawas were renowned for their incredibly potent odor. Repulsive to most species, this odor contained incredible amounts of information such as other Jawas' identity, health, clan lineage, last meal, maturity, arousal and even their mood. Their odor was compounded by a mysterious solution Jawas dipped their clothes in to retain moisture, and their view of bathing as being a waste of precious water, which attracted swarms of insects to gather in the recesses of their hoods. Jawas evolved several important survival traits, such as exceptional night vision and a strong immune system. A Jawa’s normal body temperature is 46°C (116 F) which resulted in a high metabolism and an efficient digestive system that drew all the needed nutrients from the Jawa staple diet of hubba gourd.

Notable representatives:
None.  And expanded universe doesn’t count.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
For the Dar-Win!
with your host, Charles Darwin

BTW, referring to them as stinky dark sand people is inadvisable for a NUMBER of reasons.  Not a scientific observation, just good advice.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: MontyServo on June 26, 2012, 06:41:39 PM
Hooray for the Top 50 Star Wars species!  I mean...  Top 50 Fictional Species!  Yay!

I shouldn't talk, I had at least one Star Wars species on my list, but not those damn dirty Ewoks or those filthy dirt merchant Jawas.  :P

Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: MontyServo on June 26, 2012, 06:45:04 PM

Notable representatives:
None.  And expanded universe doesn’t count.

I beg to differ.  There was that one really tall Jawa that looked out of place amongst the rest.  "Too Tall" was his nickname.  And then there was the lead salesman Jawa who tried to stick Owen with a faulty droid.  He was very notable.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 26, 2012, 06:47:33 PM
47. Gorn
(39 points, on 2 of 23 lists - Top Vote #6 by Compound)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gf6aRrtS44s/T6tecrQpvrI/AAAAAAAAWvY/jZwPEoAoUCI/s1600/Mad%2BTrek%2B2.jpg)
   

Genus: Varanus Wrestleshatsis

The Gorn had contact with the Orion Syndicate as early as 2154. The name of their government was established as the Gorn Hegemony in the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Bound" although, in the games "Star Trek: Starfleet Command" and "Star Trek: Starfleet Command II: Empires at War" The Gorn's government was referred to as the "Gorn Confederation".

The Gorn made first contact with the Federation at Cestus III in 2267 when a misunderstanding nearly led to war (original series episode "Arena", the Gorn played by Bobby Clark). Although the Gorn made territorial claims, the Federation had a settlement there in 2371, indicating tension later softened.

Notable representatives:
The nameless one who fought Kirk.  I’m calling him Jorge.

 (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
For the Dar-Win!
with your host, Charles Darwin

Though they are powerful, for whatever reason, they lack agility which means that they must slowly hunt their prey until the prey gives up due to boredom or the game “not being fun anymore, let’s go inside and play Mario Kart.”  No, wait, that was when I tried to play tag with the other kids.  I had a sad childhood.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: MontyServo on June 26, 2012, 06:50:22 PM
Oh and my number one will not be making the list since I doubt anyone else thought of or remembered to include them.  Shame too since they were pretty cool.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Tripe on June 26, 2012, 06:50:39 PM
Still my favourite work on Ewoks (http://www.theforce.net/swtc/holocaust.html)
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: MontyServo on June 26, 2012, 06:55:39 PM
Still my favourite work on Ewoks (http://www.theforce.net/swtc/holocaust.html)

Now I feel sad.   :'(  Stoopid Empire and their stoopid space station!
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Tripe on June 26, 2012, 06:56:45 PM
Weird, I tend to feel cheered up by it.  ;)
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 26, 2012, 06:57:56 PM
46. Aswang
(40 points, on 2 of 23 lists - Top Vote #4 by A Pretty Girl is Like)

(http://sharosem.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/aswang_10.jpg)
   

Genus: Desmodus Feteatus

An Aswang (or Asuwang) is a mythical creature in Filipino folklore. The aswang is an inherently evil vampire-like creature and is the subject of a wide variety of myths and stories. Spanish colonists noted that the Aswang was the most feared among the mythical creatures of the Philippines, even in the 16th century.

The myth of the aswang is well known throughout the Philippines, except in the Ilocos region, which is the only region that does not have an equivalent myth.  It is especially popular in the Western Visayan regions such as Capiz, Iloilo, Bohol, Masbate, Aklan,Antique. Other regional names for the aswang include "tik-tik", "wak-wak" and "soc-soc".

The wide variety of descriptions in the aswang stories make it difficult to settle upon a fixed definition of aswang appearances or activities. However, several common themes that differentiate aswangs from other mythological creatures do emerge: Aswangs are shapeshifters. Stories recount aswangs living as regular townspeople. As regular townspeople, they are quiet, shy and elusive. At night, they transform into creatures such as a cat, pig, bird, or most often, a dog. They enjoy eating unborn fetuses and small children, favoring livers and hearts. Some have long proboscises, which they use to suck the children out of their mothers' wombs or their homes. Some are so thin that they can hide themselves behind a bamboo post. They are fast and silent. Some also make noises, like the Tik-Tik, (the name was derived from the sound it produces) which are louder the further away the aswang is, to confuse its potential victim; and the Bubuu, an aggressive kind of aswang that makes a sound of a laying hen at midnight. They may also replace their live victims or stolen cadavers with doppelgangers made from tree trunks or other plant materials. This facsimile will return to the victim's home, only to become sick and die. An aswang will also have bloodshot eyes, the result of staying up all night searching for houses where wakes are held to steal the bodies.

Notable representatives:
Listen, I’m too lazy to write something witty, so lets just say it was whatever horrendous female reality TV star is still in the public consciousness.
 (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
For the Dar-Win!
With your host, Charles Darwin

Thanks to the aswang’s unusually developed proboscis, they can actually be used in taking care of unwanted pregnancies in a manner that is very safe and hygienic, which is why abortion clinics often keep giant bottles of aswang on hand for just such an occasion.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: MontyServo on June 26, 2012, 07:00:03 PM
46. Aswang

Notable representatives:
Listen, I’m too lazy to write something witty

Lemme try...

Ass-wang!
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 26, 2012, 07:00:38 PM
That's it for tonight.  Tomorrow:

2 alien races
1 mythical
2 not so easy to classify
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: CJones on June 26, 2012, 07:06:37 PM
I was very tempted to include Gorn, but I already had three Star Trek races and I didn't want to push it. I could easily have made my whole list Star Trek species.

I've never even heard of an Aswang... Really unfortunate name BTW
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: wurwolf on June 26, 2012, 07:09:37 PM
46. Aswang


Me and my asawa, running the list!

Actually, the aswang is not one we checked with each other about, it just happened to appear on both of our lists.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: wurwolf on June 26, 2012, 07:11:08 PM
I've never even heard of an Aswang... Really unfortunate name BTW

Pretty much all of Tagalog is full of unfortunate-sounding words.

My husband will probably come along and correct me, but the pronunciation is ah-SWAHNG
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: MontyServo on June 26, 2012, 07:12:07 PM
I've never even heard of an Aswang... Really unfortunate name BTW

Only unfortunate if that is your last name and you are in junior high.  "How's it going ASS WANG?"
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: CJones on June 26, 2012, 07:59:19 PM
I've never even heard of an Aswang... Really unfortunate name BTW

Only unfortunate if that is your last name and you are in junior high.  "How's it going ASS WANG?"

Funny you should say that. When I was in junior high, I had a social studies teacher whose last name was "Butt". I kid you not.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: wurwolf on June 26, 2012, 08:00:45 PM
I've never even heard of an Aswang... Really unfortunate name BTW

Only unfortunate if that is your last name and you are in junior high.  "How's it going ASS WANG?"

Funny you should say that. When I was in junior high, I had a social studies teacher whose last name was "Butt". I kid you not.

I had a teacher named Mrs. Kalmanor. She pronounced it (unironically) so that it sounded just like "cow manure".
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: ScottotD on June 26, 2012, 08:01:06 PM
47. Gorn

Notable representatives:
The nameless one who fought Kirk.  I’m calling him Jorge.
I would have gone with 'Michael'
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 26, 2012, 08:08:11 PM
47. Gorn

Notable representatives:
The nameless one who fought Kirk.  I’m calling him Jorge.
I would have gone with 'Michael'

Nah, nah, that's the angel guy who shows up at the end of the episode.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: a pretty girl is like on June 26, 2012, 08:25:27 PM
50. Pegasus
(36 points, on 2 of 23 lists - Top Vote #2 by Pegaso220377)

(http://www.legendarytoys.com/media/RAV-14920-lg.jpg)

That would make an awesome cover for a trapper keeper.

I've never even heard of an Aswang... Really unfortunate name BTW

Pretty much all of Tagalog is full of unfortunate-sounding words.

My husband will probably come along and correct me, but the pronunciation is ah-SWAHNG

I've got a brother named Bong Bong, a sister-in-law named Bing Bing and a brother-in-law named Jun Jun.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: a pretty girl is like on June 26, 2012, 08:26:37 PM
Also this is twice now that we've gotten aswang into lists!  Next list, it doesn't matter what it is, aswang's gonna be in it!
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 26, 2012, 08:30:39 PM
Also this is twice now that we've gotten aswang into lists!  Next list, it doesn't matter what it is, aswang's gonna be in it!

Top Fifty Physical Abnormalities
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: wurwolf on June 26, 2012, 08:32:24 PM
Also this is twice now that we've gotten aswang into lists!  Next list, it doesn't matter what it is, aswang's gonna be in it!

Top 50 Carebears, here we come!  :highfive:
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 26, 2012, 08:58:32 PM
Ain't nobody gonna beat Funshine Bear
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: ScottotD on June 26, 2012, 10:02:36 PM
47. Gorn

Notable representatives:
The nameless one who fought Kirk.  I’m calling him Jorge.
I would have gone with 'Michael'

Nah, nah, that's the angel guy who shows up at the end of the episode.

Not sure if didn't get joke or making a joke of your own

[Fry] [/Fry]
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 27, 2012, 05:31:36 AM
47. Gorn

Notable representatives:
The nameless one who fought Kirk.  I’m calling him Jorge.
I would have gone with 'Michael'

Nah, nah, that's the angel guy who shows up at the end of the episode.

Not sure if didn't get joke or making a joke of your own

[Fry] [/Fry]

http://www.youtube.com/v/eVpi80iWFeE
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on June 27, 2012, 06:24:28 AM
So far nothing from my list has made it,hopefully that means they are placing higher.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: therul on June 27, 2012, 06:26:10 AM
Isn't that a trapper keeper folder pic?
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 27, 2012, 06:27:45 AM
Which one are you talking about?  If it's the Pegasus, that has been commented on.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: therul on June 27, 2012, 06:28:53 AM
fail reply post.  I was replying to the one who said it looked like one.  Never mind.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: ScottotD on June 27, 2012, 06:32:26 AM
Can I ask how many lists number 1 was on? or number 10 if you're worried avout giving too much away
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: goflyblind on June 27, 2012, 06:34:10 AM
Can I ask how many lists number 1 was on? or number 10 if you're worried avout giving too much away

you can, but he might not answer for a few days.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Russell on June 27, 2012, 07:35:28 AM
Speaking of Trapper Keeper... I don't wanna wait, for my tappah keepah to be ovah!
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Darth Geek on June 27, 2012, 08:50:35 AM
Nothing yet from my list.

The Ewoks are the Cool As Ice of this list so far.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 27, 2012, 08:53:53 AM
Nothing yet from my list.

The Ewoks are the Cool As Ice of this list so far.

Nope.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: goflyblind on June 27, 2012, 09:07:27 AM
The Ewoks are the Cool As Ice of this list so far.

ewoks are adorable furry machines of death, you jerk. :angry:
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Coragale on June 27, 2012, 09:08:03 AM
Nothing yet from my list.

The Ewoks are the Cool As Ice of this list so far.

I agree, but with a different sentiment.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: ScottotD on June 27, 2012, 09:13:24 AM
Can I ask how many lists number 1 was on? or number 10 if you're worried avout giving too much away

you can, but he might not answer for a few days.

How many lists was number 1 on? 




...and now we play the waiting game.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Asbestos Bill on June 27, 2012, 09:27:18 AM
I've never even heard of an Aswang... Really unfortunate name BTW

Only unfortunate if that is your last name and you are in junior high.  "How's it going ASS WANG?"


I have to be the one to add this?

(http://www.myfacewhen.net/uploads/1494-dickbutt.jpg)



50. Pegasus

Notable representatives:
The mythical one, the Tristar one, the one from the Turkish airline
Um. Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy.


46. Aswang

Notable representatives:
Listen, I’m too lazy to write something witty, so lets just say it was whatever horrendous female reality TV star is still in the public consciousness.
I would have gone with Joan Rivers, but maybe you're saving her for Harpies or something.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 27, 2012, 09:29:33 AM
I've never even heard of an Aswang... Really unfortunate name BTW

Only unfortunate if that is your last name and you are in junior high.  "How's it going ASS WANG?"


I have to be the one to add this?

(http://www.myfacewhen.net/uploads/1494-dickbutt.jpg)

...kiss?

50. Pegasus

Notable representatives:
The mythical one, the Tristar one, the one from the Turkish airline
Um. Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy.

For some reason, I imagine you giving me the Biff "Hello McFly" head knock when saying this.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on June 27, 2012, 10:30:25 AM
Only two votes for the friggin awesome Pegasus?  Shame on you people! 

They fart rainbows for goodness sakes...
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: a pretty girl is like on June 27, 2012, 12:35:29 PM
Only two votes for the friggin awesome Pegasus?  Shame on you people! 

They fart rainbows for goodness sakes...

Also they poop cupcakes.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 27, 2012, 01:30:16 PM
45. Fairy
(40 points, on 5 of 23 lists - Top Vote #5 by Johnny Unusual)

(http://www.billbellstudio.com/gallery_familiar/images/Blue_Fairies.jpg)

Genus: Danaus Mystica
A fairy (also faery, faerie, fay, fae; euphemistically wee folk, good folk, people of peace, fair folk, etc.) is a type of mythicalbeing or legendary creature, a form of spirit, often described as metaphysical, supernatural or preternatural.

Fairies resemble various beings of other mythologies, though even folklore that uses the term fairy offers many definitions. Sometimes the term describes any magical creature, including goblins or gnomes: at other times, the term only describes a specific type of more ethereal creature.

Fairies are generally described as human in appearance and having magical powers. Their origins are less clear in the folklore, being variously dead, or some form of demon, or a species completely independent of humans or angels. Folklorists have suggested that their actual origin lies in a conquered race living in hiding, or in religious beliefs that lost currency with the advent of Christianity. These explanations are not necessarily incompatible, and they may be traceable to multiple sources.

Much of the folklore about fairies revolves around protection from their malice, by such means as cold iron (iron is like poison to fairies, and they will not go near it) or charms ofrowan and herbs, or avoiding offense by shunning locations known to be theirs. In particular, folklore describes how to prevent the fairies from stealing babies and substituting changelings, and abducting older people as well. Many folktales are told of fairies, and they appear as characters in stories from medieval tales of chivalry, to Victorian fairy tales, and up to the present day in modern literature.

In his manuscript, The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns and Fairies, Reverend Robert Kirk, minister of the Parish of Aberfoyle, Stirling, Scotland, wrote in 1691:

“These Siths or Fairies they call Sleagh Maith or the Good People...are said to be of middle nature between Man and Angel, as were Daemons thought to be of old; of intelligent fluidous Spirits, and light changeable bodies (lyke those called Astral) somewhat of the nature of a condensed cloud, and best seen in twilight. These bodies be so pliable through the sublety of Spirits that agitate them, that they can make them appear or disappear at pleasure.”

Although in modern culture they are often depicted as young, sometimes winged, humanoids of small stature, they originally were depicted quite differently: tall, radiant, angelic beings or short, wizened trolls being two of the commonly mentioned forms. Diminutive fairies of one kind or another have been recorded for centuries, but occur alongside the human-sized beings; these have been depicted as ranging in size from very tiny up to the size of a human child. Even with these small fairies, however, their small size may be magically assumed rather than constant.

Wings, while common in Victorian and later artwork of fairies, are very rare in the folklore; even very small fairies flew with magic, sometimes flying on ragwort stems or the backs of birds. Nowadays, fairies are often depicted with ordinary insect wings or butterfly wings.

Various animals have also been described as fairies. Sometimes this is the result of shape shifting on part of the fairy, as in the case of the selkie (seal people); others, like the kelpie and various black dogs, appear to stay more constant in form.

 Notable representatives:
Puck, Oberon, Titania, the “duh-duh-DUH-DUH” fairy from the legend of Zelda

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
For the Dar-Win!
with your host, Charles Darwin

Interestingly, this is one of the examples of adaptation and variety within a single species.  This is not entirely uncommon in fictional creatures, but while they have physical differences, they seem to share certain behavioural patterns, particularly tricking and cursing people with alarming regularity, symbolizing the cruel and wild nature of the natural worlds.

Or maybe they’re just girls with wings.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Darth Geek on June 27, 2012, 01:34:18 PM

 Notable representatives:
Puck, Oberon, Titania, the “duh-duh-DUH-DUH” fairy from the legend of Zelda


She's a fairy?
(http://images.wikia.com/simpsons/images/e/ea/Titania.gif)
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Tripe on June 27, 2012, 01:35:34 PM
So were any of mine included in that?
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Russell on June 27, 2012, 01:38:53 PM
The Ewoks are the Cool As Ice of this list so far.

ewoks are adorable furry machines of death, you jerk. :angry:
I Suppose that makes Gunguns the Xenomorphs of this list. :P
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 27, 2012, 01:42:43 PM
So were any of mine included in that?

I had to double check, but no.  You seemed pretty insistent on differentiating these things, so I was only counting stuff that was expressed clearly.  Hope that's not a problem.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 27, 2012, 01:44:03 PM

 Notable representatives:
Puck, Oberon, Titania, the “duh-duh-DUH-DUH” fairy from the legend of Zelda


She's a fairy?
(http://images.wikia.com/simpsons/images/e/ea/Titania.gif)

I imagine both have taken part in "donkey shows".
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Tripe on June 27, 2012, 01:46:53 PM
So were any of mine included in that?

I had to double check, but no.  You seemed pretty insistent on differentiating these things, so I was only counting stuff that was expressed clearly.  Hope that's not a problem.
Not in the slightest.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 27, 2012, 02:15:22 PM
44. Fable
(41 points, on 2 of 23 lists - Top Vote #2 by A Pretty Girl Is Like)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mESeuxMCz48/TV2b6kNyV_I/AAAAAAAACsk/NQPpKWxh2ag/s1600/Fables.jpg)

Genus: Grimmus Fictius
Fables are various characters from fairy tales and folklore who have been forced out of their Homelands by "The Adversary" who has conquered the realm. The Fables have traveled to our world and formed a clandestine community in New York City known as Fabletown. Fables who are unable to blend in with human society (such as monsters and anthropomorphic animals) live at "the Farm" in upstate New York.

The main characters of Fables are public domain figures from folklore, mythology, and literature. Bill Willingham has said the only considerations in deciding whether or not he chooses to use a character are "is the character or story free for use?" and "do I want to use it?"] Most of the characters seen so far are from European stories. The major exceptions are Arabian fables and American fables, from the fable world of Americana appearing in "Jack of Fables", such as Paul Bunyan, Black Sambo (now known as Sam) and the Lone Ranger. Most of these characters appear primarily in the Jack of Fables spin-off.
Notable representatives:
Snow White, Rose Red, Bigby Wolf, Jack, The Three Little Pigs
   
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
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Though it might not be obvious, fables have a directly symbiotic relationship with humans, being a living reflection of their values and beliefs.  Though they can survive forever seemingly unchanged, their meaning, and therefore their very selves may change with the culture.  They provide a touchstone to man’s history, while man keeps reinventing them and keeping them alive.  See, Joseph Conrad?  Even a biologist can do this literary philosophy crap.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: CJones on June 27, 2012, 02:21:45 PM
I
Only two votes for the friggin awesome Pegasus?  Shame on you people! 

They fart rainbows for goodness sakes...

I considered it, but I decided to have only one horse-like mythical creature.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 27, 2012, 02:23:57 PM
I
Only two votes for the friggin awesome Pegasus?  Shame on you people! 

They fart rainbows for goodness sakes...

I considered it, but I decided to have only one hosre-like mythical creature.

http://www.youtube.com/v/y_PZPpWTRTU
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 27, 2012, 02:30:18 PM
 
43. Moomin
(42 points, on 2 of 23 lists - Top Vote #3 by Wurwolf)

(http://www.foodbeam.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/moomin.png)

Genus: Hippopotamus Sapien
The Moomins are the central characters in a series of books and a comic strip by Swedish-Finn illustrator and writer Tove Jansson, originally published in Swedish by Schildts in Finland. They are a family of trolls, who are white and roundish, with large snouts, that make them resemble hippopotamuses. The carefree and adventurous family live in their house in Moominvalley, in the forests of Finland, though in the past their temporary residences have included a lighthouse and a theatre. They have many adventures along with their various friends.

 Notable representatives:
Moominpappa, Moominmamma, Moomintroll
   
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
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 Native to Finland, these are the only members of the pachyderm family that subsist entirely on boiled and fermented fish.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 27, 2012, 02:41:29 PM
I
Only two votes for the friggin awesome Pegasus?  Shame on you people! 

They fart rainbows for goodness sakes...

I considered it, but I decided to have only one hosre-like mythical creature.

http://www.youtube.com/v/y_PZPpWTRTU

That shit was real, bro.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: goflyblind on June 27, 2012, 02:43:35 PM
high-five gunflyer! but did you have a shortened list?
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: MontyServo on June 27, 2012, 03:00:38 PM
I had Q on my list too (at #11), so maybe it should read 3 lists instead of 2?
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Russell on June 27, 2012, 03:32:56 PM
high-five gunflyer! but did you have a shortened list?
No I had the full 25. :) I am curious as to why only one other(excuse me, 2 others) voted for the Q. Hmm.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: goflyblind on June 27, 2012, 03:36:23 PM
if you had 25, and i had 25, and monty had 25, then q should have 63 points. ???
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Tripe on June 27, 2012, 03:37:33 PM
Only two votes for the friggin awesome Pegasus?  Shame on you people!
He's not a species, there's only one of him as far as I'm concerned; the one Bellerophon rides.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Russell on June 27, 2012, 03:38:00 PM
if you had 25, and i had 25, and monty had 25, then q should have 63 points. ???
I'm sure JohnnyUnusual will sort it out. If he wants to that is. Can't exactly force him or anything. :P
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: goflyblind on June 27, 2012, 03:38:58 PM
if you had 25, and i had 25, and monty had 25, then q should have 63 points. ???
I'm sure JohnnyUnusual will sort it out. If he wants to that is. Can't exactly force him or anything. :P

true. sadly we lack the continuum's might. :(
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: eegah on June 27, 2012, 04:16:07 PM

 Notable representatives:
Puck, Oberon, Titania, the “duh-duh-DUH-DUH” fairy from the legend of Zelda


She's a fairy?
(http://images.wikia.com/simpsons/images/e/ea/Titania.gif)

I imagine both have taken part in "donkey shows".

You should have used the animated version:
(http://i.imgur.com/u4tYy.gif)
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Tripe on June 27, 2012, 04:17:09 PM
Again, perfect placement of your avatar. :D
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Russell on June 27, 2012, 04:18:45 PM
Again, perfect placement of your avatar. :D
Revenge is a dish that is best served big heaving boobs.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 27, 2012, 04:19:12 PM

 Notable representatives:
Puck, Oberon, Titania, the “duh-duh-DUH-DUH” fairy from the legend of Zelda


She's a fairy?
(http://images.wikia.com/simpsons/images/e/ea/Titania.gif)

I imagine both have taken part in "donkey shows".

You should have used the animated version:
(http://i.imgur.com/u4tYy.gif)

Her boobs are like a beer gun turret.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: goflyblind on June 27, 2012, 04:20:10 PM
hypnotic.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: wurwolf on June 27, 2012, 04:27:58 PM
I think the back half of this list is me and APGIL running the tables.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: goflyblind on June 27, 2012, 04:28:52 PM
I think the back half of this list is me and APGIL running the tables.

that's a banning.

edit: and a paddling.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: wurwolf on June 27, 2012, 04:32:32 PM
Well, it's not like we tell each other what to put on our lists. There's going to be some overlap because we like and are aware of the same sorts of things.

Plus he knew I would be putting Moomins on my list so I guess he put them on his just to give them a boost, because he's a great husband like that.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Russell on June 27, 2012, 07:06:56 PM
I think the back half of this list is me and APGIL running the tables.

that's a banning.

edit: and a paddling.
Calling that a paddling... that's a paddling... looking at my beard funny... that's a paddlin'... using the Canoe... that's a paddlin'....
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Pak-Man on June 27, 2012, 07:18:39 PM
Yeah Tyrant and I have a similar effect on lists. It's not that we stack the deck, it's that our minds travel to the same sorts of places when faced with a list-making challenge. :^)
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 27, 2012, 09:31:01 PM
if you had 25, and i had 25, and monty had 25, then q should have 63 points. ???
I'm sure JohnnyUnusual will sort it out. If he wants to that is. Can't exactly force him or anything. :P

64 Actually.  I'll fix it tomorrow.  Sorry, for some reason it kept getting missed when I did the word search (not easy doing a word search for just one letter.  And BTW, please try to spell things correctly, it makes it easier for me.  Some things make sense, but on the last list I ran, I was handed "Caviln and Hobs".  Not helpful.

Anyhoo, sorry for the mistake.  Fix it soon.   
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 27, 2012, 09:36:26 PM
42. Lombax
(432 points, on 2 of 23 lists - Top Vote #3 by Wurwulf)

(http://www.freewebs.com/drsmog/Lombax.jpg)
      

Genus: Lemur Technica
A Lombax was a bipedal, humanoid species that originated in thePolaris Galaxy from the planet of Fastoon. Known throughout the galaxy for their mechanical and technological ingenuity, Lombaxes were cat-like and completely covered in either yellow or white velvety fur, with orange or maroon coloured stripes running down parts of their body. They had large ears and triangular feet with three claws on each foot, as well as large hands with five fingers. All known Lombaxes wore gloves, so it was possible that generally most Lombaxes wore gloves. According to a news broadcast in A Crack in Time, female Lombaxes did not have tails, as evident with Angela Cross.
Ratchet, Angela Cross and Alister Azimuth were the last known surviving Lombaxes in the dimension after the existing Lombaxes fled to another dimension in order to avoid being destroyed by Percival Tachyon. Many others were killed in the conflict trying to escape as well. Lombaxes had an innate affinity towards gadgetry and machinery. The Wrench appears to be a traditional Lombax melee weapon.

 Notable representatives:
Rachet, Alister Azimuth, Angela Cross
   
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
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Though an endangered race, the lombaxes manages to be a race destined to survive at least a few more generations by using their technological prowess to allow races and cultures to progress at a more rapid pace than they would otherwise.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 27, 2012, 09:44:23 PM
41. Catbus
(45 points, on 2 of 23 lists - Top Vote #3 by Asbestos Bill)

(http://www.carillonregina.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/catbus.jpg)
      

Genus: Felis Exactchangeonly

The Catbus (AKA Nekobasu) is a character in the Studio Ghibli film My Neighbor Totoro, directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It is a large creature, depicted as a grinning male cat with a hollow body that serves as a bus, complete with windows and seats coated with fur, and a large bushy tail. The character's popularity has led to its use in a spinoff film, toys for children, an art car, and being featured in a museum, among other products and influences.

A door magically appears when a person would like to board it to travel. With its multiple caterpillar-like legs, it runs, flies, bounces, and hops across forests and lakes to reach its destination, making whole rice fields sway in its wake. Its eyes shine a yellow light brightly like headlamps to guide it. Mice with glowing eyes suspended next to its destination sign on its forehead and from its rear serve as tail lights. It is visibly male.

With its large elongated smile and its ability to appear and disappear at will, the Catbus is reminiscent of the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland. Often used to transport Totoros, in the film it makes an exception to help O-Totoro, the main Totoro, who is also the biggest. O-Totoro calls the Catbus and asks it to help Satsuki find her lost sister Mei. As Satsuki boards it, its destination sign changes to "Mei." After the sisters are reunited, the Catbus volunteers to whisk Mei and Satsuki over the countryside to see their hospitalized mother. After Satsuki and Mei return home, the Catbus finally leaves them, its body fading into the evening shadows.

 Notable representatives:
Catbus, Kittenbus, and the XXX rated Pussybus starring Ron Jeremy.
   
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
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Gah!  Kill it!  Kill it now!
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 27, 2012, 09:45:01 PM
Sorry for the delay and error and have a good night.  5 more tomorrow.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 27, 2012, 09:58:01 PM
And BTW, please try to spell things correctly, it makes it easier for me.  Some things make sense, but on the last list I ran, I was handed "Caviln and Hobs".  Not helpful.

Actually, Caviln and Hobs is the cheap Bulgarian live-action knockoff, which shouldn't even have qualified for the list in the first place.

(http://i.imgur.com/SP9Cz.jpg)

It's a good thing the real Calvin and Hobbes won by so many points, else a recalculation be in order.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 28, 2012, 12:14:44 AM
Catbus is an interesting example, in that I would've included it on my list, but I was hesitant when it came to things wherein we only ever saw one, and it was more a one-off creature then an actual race or species. This isn't favorite non-human characters, after all.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: wurwolf on June 28, 2012, 04:54:15 AM
I was surprised to see Catbus because I thought it was one of a kind, but I'm not complaining. I love My Neighbor Totoro!

Notable representatives:
Catbus, Kittenbus, and the XXX rated Pussybus starring Ron Jeremy.

(http://www.bettorsworld.com/web/forums/images/smilies/LOL.gif)

Also, Ratchet and Angela need to get together and make a bunch of Lombax babies for the good of the species.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 28, 2012, 06:36:32 AM
Yeah, the voters admitted that it barely comes up, but there is acknowledgement of more in the short film Kittenbus.

For 2 months I've been looking after my cousin's kitten, but I never thought "I'd like to hollow this out and ride around in it".  Which is odd, since I think that about most things.

If Cronenberg ever gets back into body horror, he needs to do "Manbus" which comments on man's unhealthy dependence on mass transit.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Asbestos Bill on June 28, 2012, 08:51:56 AM
Catbus is an interesting example, in that I would've included it on my list, but I was hesitant when it came to things wherein we only ever saw one, and it was more a one-off creature then an actual race or species. This isn't favorite non-human characters, after all.

Keyword being "we," as in "Americans." There was a special in Japan all about catbusses, or rather kittenbusses. There are hundreds, if not thousands of the things.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 28, 2012, 09:02:42 AM
Catbus is an interesting example, in that I would've included it on my list, but I was hesitant when it came to things wherein we only ever saw one, and it was more a one-off creature then an actual race or species. This isn't favorite non-human characters, after all.

Keyword being "we," as in "Americans." There was a special in Japan all about catbusses, or rather kittenbusses. There are hundreds, if not thousands of the things.

That sounds terrifying.  Though frankly, thousands of any animal in a given location is kind of creepy.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 28, 2012, 09:33:16 AM
Catbus is an interesting example, in that I would've included it on my list, but I was hesitant when it came to things wherein we only ever saw one, and it was more a one-off creature then an actual race or species. This isn't favorite non-human characters, after all.

Keyword being "we," as in "Americans." There was a special in Japan all about catbusses, or rather kittenbusses. There are hundreds, if not thousands of the things.

That sounds terrifying.  Though frankly, thousands of any animal in a given location is kind of creepy.

Terrifyingly adorable, you mean.

But yeah, I had no idea of such a short. Very cool, I'll have to track it down.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: CJones on June 28, 2012, 11:48:06 AM
Catbus is an interesting example, in that I would've included it on my list, but I was hesitant when it came to things wherein we only ever saw one, and it was more a one-off creature then an actual race or species. This isn't favorite non-human characters, after all.

I had Audry II on my list initially, but I took it off because you only see more than one in the original ending, not the one that was used. Kinda wish I had left it now. 
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Darth Geek on June 28, 2012, 11:51:40 AM
Catbus is an interesting example, in that I would've included it on my list, but I was hesitant when it came to things wherein we only ever saw one, and it was more a one-off creature then an actual race or species. This isn't favorite non-human characters, after all.

I had Audry II on my list initially, but I took it off because you only see more than one in the original ending, not the one that was used. Kinda wish I had left it now. 
Also, she is clearly an alien, and there is no indication that she is one of a kind in the universe. Had I remembered her, I might have put her on my list.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: a pretty girl is like on June 28, 2012, 12:15:24 PM
Balls, I'm mad I forgot all about Totoro.  Of all the Ghibli movies, I definitely would have put him on my list.  Maybe those coal soot thingies from Spirited Away also.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 28, 2012, 07:08:18 PM
40. Pequenino
(45 points, on 2 of 23 lists - Top Vote #2 by Coragale)

(http://xe7.xanga.com/ac5c330264330170503571/z129358805.jpg)
      

Genus: Sus Sequioa
The Pequeninos (Portuguese for "little ones"), or piggies, are a fictional alien species in the Ender's Game series by Orson Scott Card. They are first introduced in the book Speaker for the Dead. The Pequeninos are written as forest-dwelling and technologically primitive, but incredibly intelligent, able to learn languages extremely quickly. They were given the nickname "piggy" by the colonists of the planet Lusitania due to their pig-like appearance.

It was learned at the end of Speaker for the Dead that the pequeninos exhibit an extreme case of sexual dimorphism, a form of paedogenesis, and the unique plant/animal symbiosis that characterizes all life on their native planet of Lusitania. Taking this symbiosis to the extreme, pequeninos actually metamorphize from animal to plant. This interesting combination evolved in response to the virus known as the descolada.

It is important to note that the pequeninos have their own language and that the terms used below to describe their social and reproductive structures are thus bastardizations of human terms. Because the human terms (i.e. wife, brother, etc.) pertain specifically to the human reproductive structure, applying them to a different structure, such as that of the pequeninos, strains them a bit.

 Notable representatives:
Rooter, Mandachuva, Leaf Eater
   
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
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A rare case of an animal that is also a plant (planimal) and crosses the line between the two.  But a subtler adaptation I find interesting is it’s linguistic adaptability, as though there are many animals that have complex languages or can mimic sounds, there are few that I know of that are natural diplomats, meaning that they might have a greater skill for allying themselves with more advanced races and reaping their benefits in another symbiotic relationship.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 28, 2012, 07:30:08 PM
39. Satyr
(45 points, on 3 of 23 lists - Top Vote #3 by Tripe Hound Redux)

(http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium/satyrs-afternoon-patrick-hiatt.jpg)
      
   
Genus: Homo Oreamnos
In Greek mythology, satyrs are a troop of male companions of Pan and Dionysus — "satyresses" were a late invention of poets — that roamed the woods and mountains. In myths they are often associated with pipe-playing.

Satyrs acquired their goat-like aspect through later Roman conflation with Faunus, a carefree Italic nature spirit of similar characteristics and identified with the Greek god Pan. Hence satyrs are most commonly described in Latin literature as having the upper half of a man and the lower half of a goat, with a goat's tail in place of the Greek tradition of horse-tailed satyrs; therefore, satyrs became nearly identical with fauns. Mature satyrs are often depicted in Roman art with goat's horns, while juveniles are often shown with bony nubs on their foreheads.

 Notable representatives:
Silenus, Pan, Torgo
   
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_poW7wP2--Bg/SPqIk1R2j7I/AAAAAAAAABY/OGMXZ4J5tKA/s320/peeping_torgo.jpg)
Torgo a Go-go!   
with your host, Torgo

The master wants you but he can’t have you!  You!  You were the first of his wives.  Now, even I don’t want you.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 28, 2012, 07:52:56 PM
38. Asari
(46 points, on 2 of 23 lists - Top Vote #2 by Lassieface)

(http://s.pro-gmedia.com/videogamer/media/images/pub/large/mass_effect_asari.jpg)
      

Genus: Tuthida Sapien
In the game Mass Effect, the asari are a purely female-appearing humanoid race that hold one of three permanent seats on the Citadel council at the start of the game. In modern times, the asari normally act as the diplomatic arm of the Citadel Council.


A typical asari individual varies among blue, teal, or purple complexion; some asari have facial markings, which are unique color patterns that vary for every asari. Some of these facial markings are associated with eyebrows, freckles, or tattoos by humans, but the asari do not think of the markings as such themselves. In the place of head hair, asari possess semi-flexible, cartilage based scalp crests that grow into shape.

All asari are biologically mono-gendered, although they display, from a human point-of-view, female characteristics and maternal instincts, with the ability to bear and nurse children. Liara states that concepts of male and female have no real meaning for her species, and, if asked, says that she is not precisely a woman. The asari are sexually female, and no tasexual like single-celled life, and could be considered xenophilic and pansexual, as not only are they indiscriminate in regards to the races and genders of their mates, but prefer to mate with other races and sexes, believing that the genetic and racial traits of other species, when combined with asari genetic make-up, is of benefit to the asari race as a whole. Their dual reproductive and nervous systems allow them to mate with any species or gender, with whom the offspring is always another asari. Lines of descent are matrilineal. The asari are capable of participating in and enjoying physical sexual contact, but such recreational activities offer no reproductive value. To produce offspring they form a mental and spiritual connection with their partners, and by doing so draw genetic material which is combined with their own to produce offspring resulting in an offspring that is primarily asari in genetic makeup, however may possess recessive traits from the "father" species.

During melding, an asari consciously attunes her nervous system to her partner's, sending and receiving electrical impulses directly through the skin; effectively, the asari and her partner briefly become one unified nervous system. This unique means of reproduction is the reason asari are all talented biotics; their evolved ability to consciously control nerve impulses is very similar to biotic training. The partner can be another asari, or an alien of any gender. This reproductive process has led to confusion among non-asari, who might expect offspring with "mixed" genes. Asari do not draw genes or mix it with their own (an asari can never inherent a krogan "father's" resistance to diseases); they provide to copies of their genes, and any inheritance of traits, or even personality, is an urban legend. The offspring is pure Asari with no alteration to their species, even though "father's" DNA may or may not influence randomization. Conversely, they tend to attach a stigma to those born "pureblood" between two asari, as they believe that nothing is gained when two asari procreate (although most are too polite to openly speak of their prejudices). The mating of two asari also seems to increase the chance that the offspring will be an Ardat-Yakshi, a sterile individual with a genetic disorder that kills mates during melding, rather than a gentle linking of nervous systems.

 Notable representatives:
Liara T’Soni, Samara, her daughter that no one ever chooses to side with.
   
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
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A monosexual species that truly proves the difference between Earth (where most creatures have one of 2 kinds of genitalia or both) and the rest of the universe.  Of course, some of the lonelier of us take part in monosexual activity far too often.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Coragale on June 28, 2012, 08:06:12 PM
If I had thought of it, I'd have recommended Human in the Notable Examples of Pequeninos.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 28, 2012, 08:07:12 PM
37. Mushi
(46 points, on 2 of 23 lists - Top Vote #1 by Asbestos Bill)

(http://www.ateralas.net/images/digital/mushishi_bookcover.jpg)
      

Genus: Abstractus Complicatus
Mushi are prominently featured in the manga Mushishi and its adaptations.  Mushishi features ubiquitous creatures called Mushi that often display supernatural powers. Mushi are described as beings in touch with the essence of life, far more basic and pure than normal living things. Due to their ethereal nature most humans are incapable of perceiving Mushi and are oblivious to their existence, but there are a few who possess the ability to see and interact with Mushi.

 Notable representatives:
That thing in the pillow, that living river, that creepy thing living in the kid’s ear
   
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
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It’s kind of hard to think of it as a conventional lifeform, but rather life in its purest form.  And they wig me out.  *shudder*
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Tripe on June 28, 2012, 08:10:00 PM
Notable representatives:
Silenus, Pan, Torgo
My very first email address was silenus@hotmail.com*, my love of the other two goes without saying. :)

You could also have included this prissy bugger:

(http://www.highlandbaptisthickory.org/children/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/mr-tumnus.jpg)
Yes I know Lewis called him a Faun as if that's much of a distinction, but then that's because Jack was terrified of any sort of sex that didn't involve a furtive fascination with being whipped and spanked. Tosser.

* yes, without any modifier, it was a long long time ago.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Russell on June 28, 2012, 08:30:14 PM
I've got a feeling that just won't quit... a lot of my entries won't be making the list.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 28, 2012, 08:33:59 PM
36. Oompa Loompa
(50 points, on 3 of 23 lists - Top Vote #6 by DB Barnes)

(http://lewis.armscontrolwonk.com/files/2012/05/oompa-loompa-34.jpg)
      

Genus: Homo Delicious
Oompa-Loompas are known for their short stature, green hair, orange skin and white pants with protruding knees. In early editions of the novel, Oompa-Loompas are shown as African pygmies. Following growing controversy and criticism, in later editions of the book, Oompa-Loompas are white skinned and golden haired.

Oompa-Loompas come from Loompaland, which is a region of Loompa, a small isolated island in the Atlantic Ocean. The Oompa-Loompas would end up being preyed upon or attacked by Whangdoodles, Hornswogglers and Snozzywangers, which also lived there. Wonka ended up inviting them to work at his factory and get away from their natural predators. In the book, Oompa-Loompas are the only people Willy Wonka will allow to work in his factory, because of the risk of industrial espionage committed by his candy-making rivals. Oompa-Loompas are only knee-high, with astonishing haircuts, and are paid in their favourite food, cacao beans, which were extremely rare in their island. Oompa-Loompas insist on maintaining their native clothing: men wear skins, women wear leaves, and children wear nothing (in the 1971 film, the Oompa Loompas wore Germanic clothing with striped shirts and baggy lederhosen-like pants, in the 2005 film, the Oompa Loompas wore tribal clothing in their native Loompaland and typical factory worker uniforms in the factory). In the 1971 film the male Oompa-Loompas are seen working in the factory, in the 2005 film only one female worker, a secretary Mr. Wonka addresses as Doris (when the Great Glass Elevator passes through the administration offices) is seen, though in Quentin Blake's illustrations both male and female Oompa-Loompas are shown rolling away Violette Beauregarde after her transformation into a blueberry. Presumably the females remain in the village seen briefly from the Great Glass Elevator.

Oompa-Loompas are also mischievous, love practical jokes, singing and are very good at improvising according to Wonka. As each bad child makes his/her exit, Oompa-Loompas sing moralizing songs accompanied by a drum beat, and tend to speak in rhyme.

 Notable representatives:
Prince, Al Pacino, Tom Cruise



I am being told not all short people are Oompa Loompas.
   
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
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Their natural predators include Wangdoodles, Vermicious Knids, Hornswogglers, Monchhichis, Chumbawumba, and Diabetes
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 28, 2012, 09:55:51 PM
I've got a feeling that just won't quit... a lot of my entries won't be making the list.

I've only had two show up so far. I expect that to improve significantly, as my list is loaded with seemingly popular picks. I guess you never really know with these things, though.

I was glad to see Jawas on four lists, although the rest of the entries placed them pretty low. Love those little buggers. WOOTINI!!!

I spaced on Catbus, although I would've also assumed it was one-of-a-kind. Perhaps that's why I didn't even think of it. I dig the Catbus, and I will have to look into this Kittenbus.

36. Oompa Loompa
(50 points, on 3 of 23 lists - Top Vote #6 by DB Barnes)

I'm a little surprised they only made it onto three lists. They've always been my favorite part of the movie, and I'm not a big fan of singing in films. Much like Jawas, these little fuckers take care of business.      

Quote
Genus: Homo Delicious

Notable representatives:
Prince, Al Pacino, Tom Cruise

I am being told not all short people are Oompa Loompas.
   
Their natural predators include Wangdoodles, Vermicious Knids, Hornswogglers, Monchhichis, Chumbawumba, and Diabetes

 :D
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: wurwolf on June 29, 2012, 03:52:23 AM
Shit, I forgot Oompa Loompas!
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on June 29, 2012, 05:03:20 AM
Still nothing from my list:(
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 29, 2012, 06:19:33 AM
35. Fraggle
(53 points, on 4 of 23 lists - Top Vote #2 by Therul)

(http://img.metro.co.uk/i/pix/2008/05/Fraggles_450x450.jpg)
      

Genus: Condylura Frolica
Fraggles are humanoid creatures, about 18 inches tall, with fur in a wide variety of colors and a tail like a lion’s, with a tuft of fur on the end. They live in a network of caves called Fraggle Rock, populated by a variety of creatures, and seeming to connect to at least two different worlds in separate dimensions of time and space. Fraggles spend much of their carefree lives in play, exploring their worlds, and generally enjoying themselves. However, at the same time they maintain a complex culture and society, with each individual having rights and responsibilities. They have basic skill with tools and with crude machinery, and the concept of war is known to them (although wars between Fraggles are very rare). Fraggles live on a diet of vegetables, especially radishes. If individuals touch their heads together before falling asleep they can “share dreams.”

 Notable representatives:
Gobo, Mokey, Wembley, Boober, Red

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
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I think this is the first case of animals who thrive on the work of tiny construction workers living under the Earth.  To my knowledge.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: ScottotD on June 29, 2012, 06:31:24 AM
First choice from my list to place, I can stop Wembling now I guess.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Pak-Man on June 29, 2012, 07:19:36 AM
Oooh. How did I not think of Fraggle?
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Darth Geek on June 29, 2012, 07:31:10 AM
Sweet! I wish I had remebered to include Fraggles. But if they placed, than good chance my #2 pick will place even higher.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 29, 2012, 10:04:40 AM
34. Thing
(54 points, on 3 of 23 lists - Top Vote #1 by Relaxing Dragon)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uwzeHGWTJYY/TnqfNPlHKCI/AAAAAAAAAZs/kJNIFCKLEI0/s400/john-carpenters-the-thing-neck-stretch-spider-head.jpg)
      

Genus: Proteus Amorphus
The thing is an infectious shapeshifting creature able to assimilate any life it comes into contact with.  It rapidly turns cells into its own, killing and replacing its.  If the thing is realizes it has been discovered, its fight or flight instincts will kick in, giving it a shape to attack its enemies, escape from them or both.  Once a cell is separated from a group of cells, it becomes an autonomous being.  For the most part, it can only turn into what it has assimilated, but it can use the parts and elements to creature new shapes and purposes for said parts.

 Notable representatives:
Where’s the fun in telling you that.

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kqn40nvqcL1qziampo1_400.jpg)
Filled to the Brim!
with your host, Wilford Brimley

http://www.youtube.com/v/aIUdssOAn0s
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: ScottotD on June 29, 2012, 10:08:51 AM
34. Thing
(http://i.imgur.com/flRWu.gif)
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Coragale on June 29, 2012, 10:40:10 AM
I didn't even consider the Thing. Jeez.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Tripe on June 29, 2012, 10:44:17 AM
seeming to connect to at least two different worlds
And multiple locations in one of those worlds, depending on where you have knowledge of Fraggles from (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraggle_Rock#International_co-productions).
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: therul on June 29, 2012, 10:59:40 AM
and in Arab country, there is no sprocket.  I do not know what they did to replace him.   Long live DOC!
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Tripe on June 29, 2012, 11:05:17 AM
I didn't realize the British ones are almost all lost, that's pretty sad really. :(
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 29, 2012, 12:09:15 PM
33. Unicorn
(54 points, on 4 of 23 lists - Top Vote #5 by Lassieface)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_nm9ySucveA8/TEYgGu9DIgI/AAAAAAAAAO4/XI1q38FFlxw/s1600/unicorns2q.jpg)
      

Genus: Equus Rhinoceros
The unicorn is a legendary animal from European folklore that resembles a white horse with a large, pointed, spiraling horn projecting from its forehead, and sometimes a goat's beard and cloven hooves. First mentioned by the ancient Greeks, it became the most important imaginary animal of the Middle Ages and Renaissance when it was commonly described as an extremely wild woodland creature, a symbol of purity and grace, which could only be captured by a virgin. In the encyclopedias its horn was said to have the power to render poisoned water potable and to heal sickness. Until the 19th century, belief in unicorns was widespread among historians, alchemists, writers, poets, naturalists, physicians, and theologians.
   
 Notable representatives:
The Last one, Charlie from those dumb internet videos

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
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Interesting, since only virgins can capture a unicorn, this means that many fantasy fans can now be hunters.  ZING!
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 29, 2012, 01:50:35 PM
32. Minotaur
(54 points, on 4 of 23 lists - Top Vote #4 by Pegaso220379)

(http://www.figures.com/databases/news/actionfigures/236/24.jpg)
      

Genus: Homo Bovine
In the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game, minotaurs are a race of monstrous humanoids, resembling bull-human hybrids. Many minotaurs worship the demon lord Baphomet.

 Notable representatives:
Bossie.  I bet one is named Bossie

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
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DAMMIT PASIPHAE!  KEEP IT IN YOUR PANTS!  IT WAS BAD ENOUGH WHEN THERE WAS JUST ONE AND… AND THIS IS NOT RIGHT!
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 29, 2012, 02:08:28 PM
31. Yoshi
(54 points, on 4 of 23 lists - Top Vote #2 by Pak Man)

(http://www.gilismunny.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/used_yoshi.jpg)
      

Genus: Tyrannosaurus Gluttonous
Yoshi has a variety of abilities that render him unique amongst other characters in the Mario series. He has a prehensile tongue that can extend a surprising distance, allowing him to eat almost anything; anything that can't be eaten can be spit out at enemies. In some games the tongue can also be used as a grappling hook to pull objects or access otherwise out-of-reach areas. Yoshi is also capable of laying distinctive spotted eggs after swallowing objects, which can then be thrown at enemies or objects; eggs are in fact the primary "logo" of Yoshi in multiplayer games. Yoshi is also capable of forming an egg around himself and rolling around. By rapidly flapping his arms and legs, Yoshi can hover in midair or even gain height (depending on the game), this "flutter jump" makes difficult jumps much easier to accomplish. Yoshi is also a heavy user of the ground pound, dropping from the air onto targets. Yoshi's large nose allows him to detect hidden collectibles by smell, and aside from kicks and tail whips, is Yoshi's main instrument of close-range combat.

Yoshis come in a variety of colours, including green, red, blue, yellow, cyan, pink, purple, black, white, orange, and brown. In some games the colour of a Yoshi provides additional abilities: in Super Mario World, Red Yoshis can breathe fire, Blue Yoshis have wings, and Yellow Yoshis produce damaging dust clouds on landing. In other games, eating fruit changes a Yoshi's colour and provides an ability; Yoshis in Super Mario Sunshine can spit fruit juice to defeat enemies and create platforms, while those in Super Mario Galaxy 2 can use fruit to gain super speed, inflate like a balloon, or produce a platform-enabling glow. Yoshis of various colours appear often in multiplayer games as alternate choices, which may or may not have tweaked stats.

Another one of Yoshi's characteristics is the sounds he makes. In most games up to and including Mario Party 3, his vocals consist of record-scratching noises for positive interactions and whistling noises for negative interactions. In Yoshi's Story, Super Smash Bros.,Mario Tennis, and almost every game since Super Smash Bros. Melee, his vocals consist of high-pitched baby-ish squeals backed with numerous unintelligible words and his own name. Because his name is one of his vocalizations, it is a common misconception that he talks by repeating it numerous times.

 Notable representatives:
Yoshi

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
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Wait, what are they singing? “ Together”?  “Forever”? “I never”?  OK, this is going to bug me for a while.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 29, 2012, 02:09:49 PM
Last one for today.  Starting tomorrow, 10 a day!
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Compound on June 29, 2012, 06:38:37 PM
34. Thing
(54 points, on 3 of 23 lists - Top Vote #1 by Relaxing Dragon)

Oh. I actually meant this one:
(http://en.nkfu.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/The-Thing-addams.jpg)

(Well, actually I didn't nominate this one at all. Just causing trouble here.)
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Asbestos Bill on June 29, 2012, 10:30:04 PM
WOOTINI!!!

It's "utini," and it means "come here."

Fun fact.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Russell on June 29, 2012, 10:31:55 PM
WOOTINI!!!

It's "utini," and it means "come here."

Fun fact.
Really? I thought they were saying the name of their favorite old timey magician.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Asbestos Bill on June 29, 2012, 10:33:14 PM
Wait, what are they singing? “ Together”?  “Forever”? “I never”?  OK, this is going to bug me for a while.

 :clap:

33. Unicorn
(54 points, on 4 of 23 lists - Top Vote #5 by Lassieface)

      


 Notable representatives:
The Last one, Charlie from those dumb internet videos

AND TWILIGHT SPARKLE AND RARITY! URGH!
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 30, 2012, 12:28:44 AM
WOOTINI!!!

It's "utini," and it means "come here."

Fun fact.

But what if I knew that, and wrote "WOOTINI" because I was combining my excitement at Jawas making the list with the actual correct word?

WOO!!! + utini = WOOTINI!!! *



*This is, in fact, not what happened at all. For more than a quarter-century, I thought it was "wootini."

Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on June 30, 2012, 05:30:42 AM
I am starting to worry that nothing from my list is going to make it:(
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 30, 2012, 05:59:57 AM
30. Mermaid
(54 points, on 6 of 23 lists - Top Vote #12 by Darth Geek)

(http://rockyriverteenlibrarian.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/mermaids3.jpg)
      

Genus: Homo Gadus
Mermaid is the common name for a fabled aquatic creature, typically depicted with the head and torso of a girl or woman, and the tail of a fish. Mermaids appear in the folklore, literature and  popular culture of many countries worldwide. The masculine equivalent is called a "merman", and the general terms "merfolk" or "merpeople" are occasionally used to refer to groups without reference to gender.

 Notable representatives:
The Little Mermaid, Thessolonike, Abdullah the Merman, the Fiji Mermiad (the least attractive Mermaid on the list)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
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Though mermaids were created through adaptation, they cannot adapt quick enough that they can live on the Slip N Slide in your backyard for too long, even if you leave the water on over night (which, by the way, is very bad for your yard).
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Coragale on June 30, 2012, 06:35:40 AM
You forgot Sonic the Merhog. It's from this one fanfic.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: MontyServo on June 30, 2012, 06:41:29 AM
Mermaids should have made my list.  I would also include Daryl Hannah in Splash and Marta Kristen in Beach Blanket Bingo as notable (meaning the first two I thought of) mermaids.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 30, 2012, 07:02:50 AM
29. Centaur
(56 points, on 4 of 23 lists - Top Vote #5 by Pegaso220379)

(http://culturewarclasswar.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/centaurs.jpg)
      

Genus: Homo Equus
In Greek mythology, a centaur (from Ancient Greek: Κένταυροι, Kéntauroi) or hippocentaur is a member of a composite race of creatures, part human and part horse. In early Attic and  Boeotian vase-paintings, they are depicted with the hindquarters of a horse attached to them; in later renderings centaurs are given the torso of a human joined at the waist to the horse's withers, where the horse's neck would be.

This half-human and half-animal composition has led many writers to treat them as liminal beings, caught between the two natures, embodied in contrasted myths, both as the embodiment of untamed nature, as in their battle with the Lapiths, or conversely as teachers, like Chiron.

The centaurs were usually said to have been born of Ixion and Nephele (the cloud made in the image of Hera). Another version, however, makes them children of a certain Centaurus, who mated with the Magnesian mares. This Centaurus was either himself the son of Ixion and Nephele (inserting an additional generation) or of Apollo and Stilbe, daughter of the river god Peneus. In the later version of the story his twin brother was Lapithes, ancestor of the Lapiths, thus making the two warring peoples cousins.

Centaurs were said to have inhabited the region of Magnesia and Mount Pelion in Thessaly, the Foloi oak forest in Elis, and the Malean peninsula in southern Laconia.

Centaurs continued to figure in literary forms of Roman mythology. A pair of them draw the chariot of Constantine the Great and his family in the Great Cameo of Constantine (c314-16), which embodies wholly pagan imagery.

Notable representatives:   
Chiron, Sagitarrius, Catherine the Great’s secret son (NOT FICTIONAL!)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
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Sadly, though they are strong elements of both horse and man, they are incompatable for living side by side due to the difficulty centaurs have wiping.  I mean, their asses are very far away.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 30, 2012, 07:59:00 AM
28. Mutant
(60 points, on 3 of 23 lists - Top Vote #5 by @ScottOTD)

(http://www.uncannyxmen.net/covers/xmen/xmen126.jpg)
      

Genus: Homo Superior (Oh, You Pretty Thing)
In comic books published by Marvel Comics, a mutant is an organism (usually otherwise human) who possesses a genetic trait called an X-gene that allows the mutant to naturally develop superhuman powers and abilities. Human mutants are considered to be of the subspecies Homo sapiens superior, an evolutionary progeny of Homo sapiens, and are considered the next stage in human evolution, though whether this is true or not is a subject of much debate.

Unlike Marvel's mutates which are characters who develop their powers only after exposure to outside stimuli or energies (such as Hulk, Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, and Absorbing Man), mutants are born with the genetic potential to possess their powers, although the powers typically manifest at puberty.

Like mutates, the powers of the vast majority of Marvel's human superheroes are the result of genetic manipulation by the Celestials millions of years in the past.

 Notable representatives:   
Wolverine, Cyclops, Magneto, Professor Charles Xavier

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
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Jeez, you guys are really all over the map with this one.  But I have noticed one thing: is it coincidence or just a mutation that many mutants are ridiculously attractive?  Also, is it a coincidence that the attractive ones get the most lines?
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 30, 2012, 09:39:50 AM
27. Little Pony
(60 points, on 3 of 23 lists - Top Vote #2 by Invader Quirk)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DMDWozKVisI/T1jX9mzug0I/AAAAAAAAC4Q/hqZ663Uy-yQ/s1600/ponies-1.jpg)
      

Genus: Equus Pretty
Friendship Is Magic takes place in the land of Equestria, populated by varieties of ponies (including variants of Pegasus and unicorn), along with numbers of other sentient and non-sentient creatures. The central character is Twilight Sparkle, a unicorn pony sent by her mentor Princess Celestia, ruler of Equestria, to the town of Ponyville to study the magic of friendship. In the show's opening episodes, Twilight resents this assignment, as she is more concerned about the foretold appearance of Nightmare Moon. When Nightmare Moon does appear, vowing everlasting night and causing Celestia to disappear, Twilight sets off with five other ponies—Applejack, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, and Rarity—to obtain the Elements of Harmony and defeat Nightmare Moon. Before Twilight can activate the Elements, Nightmare Moon appears and shatters them. In a flash of inspiration, Twilight realizes that each of her new friends represents one of the Elements of Harmony, and that she herself is the final piece, Magic. The magical power of the ponies' friendship reverts Nightmare Moon to a repentant Princess Luna. Celestia reappears, reunites with her sister Princess Luna, and allows Twilight to stay in Ponyville to continue studying the magic of friendship.

Later episodes follow Twilight and her friends dealing with various problems around Ponyville. At the end of each episode, Twilight sends a report back to Celestia explaining what she learned about friendship from these adventures. This part of the formula was abandoned in "Lesson Zero", the second season episode in which Twilight was convinced to be less rigid in her perceived duties; after this, all the principals contribute reports, although the formality is disregarded when appropriate. There is a loose continuity in these episodes; a theme throughout the first season, for example, is the ponies' preparation for the Grand Galloping Gala that occurs in the final episode of that season.

A central theme of the show is "cutie marks", iconic symbols that magically appear on a pony's flank once she has discovered her special talent in life. While physically young adults, the six main characters are envisioned as similar in maturity to human teenagers in the 12- to 18-year-old range. One episode, "Cutie Mark Chronicles", highlights how each received her cutie mark as a younger filly. Several episodes focus on the exploits of a much younger trio of pony characters that call themselves the "Cutie Mark Crusaders", who have yet to receive their cutie marks and are teased by other young ponies as "blank flanks". In response, they desperately hurry to try to discover their talents and receive their own cutie marks, often doing so in comical fashions.

 Notable representatives:   
Applejack, Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash and other names that sound like flavours of lip gloss for 12 year old girls.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
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Wait, ponies aren’t real?
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: goflyblind on June 30, 2012, 09:42:48 AM
permaban.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 30, 2012, 09:46:27 AM
permaban.

Sorry, no one voted for the permaban, which I think are some sort of half-human/half claims adjustor creature from Antarctic mythology.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 30, 2012, 10:35:35 AM
26. Gremlin
(62 points, on 4 of 23 lists - Top Vote #5 by Darth Geek)

(http://www.vappingo.com/word-blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/gremlins-cinema.jpg)
      

Genus: Pan Pestus
A gremlin is an imaginary creature commonly depicted as mischievous and mechanically oriented, with a specific interest in aircraft. Gremlins' mischievous natures are similar to those of English folkloric imps, while their inclination to damage or dismantle machinery is more modern.

Although their origin is found in myths among airmen, claiming that the gremlins were responsible for sabotaging aircraft, John W. Hazen states that "some people" derive the name from the Old English word gremian, "to vex." Since the Second World War, different fantastical creatures have been referred to as gremlins, bearing varying degrees of resemblance to the originals.

The term "gremlin" denoting a mischievous creature that sabotages aircraft, originates in Royal Air Force (RAF) slang in the 1920s among the British pilots stationed in Malta, the Middle East and India, with the earliest recorded printed use being in a poem published in the journal Aeroplane, in Malta on April 10, 1929. Later sources have sometimes claimed that the concept goes back to World War I, but there is no print evidence of this.

An early reference to the Gremlin is in aviator Pauline Gower's The ATA: Women with Wings (1938) where Scotland is described as "gremlin country", a mystical and rugged territory where scissor-wielding gremlins cut the wires of biplanes when unsuspecting pilots were about. An article by Hubert Griffith in the servicemen's fortnightly Royal Air Force Journal dated April 18, 1942, also chronicles the appearance of gremlins, although the article states the stories had been in existence for several years, with later recollections of it having been told by Battle of Britain Spitfire pilots as early as 1940.

This concept of gremlins was popularized during the Second World War among airmen of the UK's RAF units, in particular the men of the high-altitude Photographic Reconnaissance Units (PRU) of RAF Benson, RAF Wick and RAF St Eval. The creatures were responsible for otherwise inexplicable accidents which sometimes occurred during their flights. Gremlins were also thought at one point to have enemy sympathies, but investigations revealed that enemy aircraft had similar and equally inexplicable mechanical problems. As such, gremlins were portrayed as being equal opportunity tricksters, taking no sides in the conflict, and acting out their mischief from their own self-interests. In reality, the gremlins were a form of "buck passing" or deflecting blame. This led the folklorist John Hazen to note, "Heretofore, the gremlin has been looked on as new phenomenon, a product of the machine age — the age of air."

 Notable representatives:   
Stripe, Mohawk, Bounce Bounce, and the Claw

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
For the Dar-Win!
with your host, Charles Darwin

This is what happens if you don’t take care of your pets.  They enter into a pupal stage, mutate into monsters and try to kill you.  Seriously, think about this the next time you get a dog.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 30, 2012, 10:49:45 AM
Now a list of things that didn't make it, but I wish they had:

Pod People
(33 points, on 3 of 23 lists - Top Vote #13 by Johnny Unusual)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tAA0yGK-W_w/TzGwcHWG2zI/AAAAAAAAA64/kUEXpphZunw/s1600/Pod_People_001.jpg)
      


(http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsM/11467-9562.gif)
The McCarthy Era
with your host, Kevin McCarthy

http://www.youtube.com/v/Env5KQWNlOU

Luck Dragon
(33 points, on 2 of 23 lists - Top Vote #3 by Cole Stratton)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_LWWPMEJgmUs/SZI-VaLmHUI/AAAAAAAAAR8/eVXZU3xt4mM/s1600/tns_044Falkor.jpg)
      

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
For the Dar-Win!
with your host, Charles Darwin

I think this song should address all you need to know about Luck Dragons

http://www.youtube.com/v/qppKbg_91-o

Tralfamadorian
(25 points, on 2 of 23 lists - Top Vote #12 by Goflyblind)

(http://carlosdmayo.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/tralfamadorian-01.jpg)
      

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
For the Dar-Win!
with your host, Charles Darwin

So it goes.

I'll do more tomorrow.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 30, 2012, 11:38:37 AM
 
25. Nac Mac Feegle
(63 points, on 3 of 23 lists - Top Vote #1 by Goflyblind)

(http://www.toplessrobot.com/The%20Wee%20Free%20Men.jpg)
      

Genus: Homo Prepatratus
The Nac Mac Feegle (also known as Pictsies, the Wee Free Men, the Little Men, 'Person or Persons Unknown, Believed to be Armed', 'That's him, the third one from the left!", and occasionally 'The Defendants') are a type of fairy folk appearing in Terry Pratchett's Discworldnovels Carpe Jugulum, The Wee Free Men, A Hat Full of Sky, Wintersmith and I Shall Wear Midnight. Aside from being six inches tall, they just about invert the Victorian concept of mystical and refined fairies, and hark back to the fairies of folklore, who were generally seen as occasionally helpful thieves and pests.

The Nac Mac Feegles' skin appears blue because it is heavily tattooed and covered with paint, and all have red hair. The tattoos identify a Feegle's clan. Wings or similar features of any kind are out of the question. Their speech can only be described as some sort of variation on the Scots language, usually Glaswegian in the clans encountered so far, although William the Gonnagle (from a different clan) has a softer, Highland accent. They are notably strong and resilient, which comes in handy given that male Feegles (almost all of them) tend to be notoriously rowdy as a lifestyle.

The Feegles spend their time drinking, fighting and stealing, alone or in various combinations. The immense strength and rowdiness of these pictsies means that they will fight anything, and they have a particular fondness for headbutting creatures far larger than themselves. In a good fight, a Feegle will take on all comers, including his fellow Feegles (or, in their absence, themselves), with such enthusiasm that makes missing someone hazardous ("Crivens! I kicked meself in ma ain heid!").

Some clans have an apparently superstitious fear of their names being written lest their names appear on unwelcome legal documents. Some of the upland clans have mastered the concept of law as a weapon however, and note that it is a good idea "neever tae sign a feegle contract; six inch high people write verra small print". Beware the cry, "We've got a cheap lawyer an' we're not afraid to use him!" Their swords glow blue in the presence of lawyers.

 Notable representatives:   
Big Aggie, Rob Anybody, Jeannie, No'-As-Big-As-Medium-Sized-Jock-But-Bigger-than-Wee-Jock Jock

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
For the Dar-Win!
with your host, Nac Mac Feegle

We’ve stolen this column and there’s no a thing you can do about it!
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 30, 2012, 02:09:46 PM
 
24. The Great Old Elder One/size]
(63 points, on 5 of 23 lists - Top Vote #5 by Wurwulf)

(http://hyboria.xoth.net/img/great_old_ones.jpg)
      

Genus: ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
In the weird fiction of H. P. Lovecraft, the term "Old Ones" is employed in different contexts. Lovecraft's first mention of the Old Ones appears in his most famous story, “The Call of Cthulhu” (1926), where he uses the term in reference to Cthulhu's spawn.  Inspector John Legrasse of the New Orleans police department raids a cult meeting, capturing several of the members:

They worshipped, so they said, the Great Old Ones who lived ages before there were any men, and who came to the young world out of the sky. Those Old Ones were gone now, inside the earth and under the sea; but their dead bodies had told their secrets in dreams to the first men, who formed a cult which had never died.

Lovecraft also mentioned the Old Ones in "The Dunwich Horror" (1929), naming them as mysterious entities associated with the Outer God Yog-Sothoth. In "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" (1936), the Old Ones had the power to keep the Deep Ones in check. In Lovecraft's revision story "The Mound" (1940), "Old Ones" referred to the denizens of K'n-yan.

In Lovecraft's novella At the Mountains of Madness (1936), "Old Ones" was another name for a fictional alien species, the Elder Things, which were described in vivid detail in the story. These aliens built cities around the world in ancient times but were eventually relegated to Antarctica. At the end of their reign, they were all but destroyed by the shoggoths, a slave race of their own creation.

 Notable representatives:   
Cthulu, Yog Soggoth

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
For the Dar-Win!
with your host, Charles Darwin

No!  NO!  THE STARS ARE FALLING!  THE WORLD IS FALLING!  I KNOW TOO MUCH NOW!  IT’S IN THE ANGLES!  THEIR ALL HIDING IN THE HIDDEN ANGLES!  THEY’VE ALWAYS BEEN HERE!  ALWAYS!  THERE IS NO RUNNING.  KNOWLEDGE CAN’T SAVE YOU.  ONLY THE IGNORANCE CAN KEEP YOU SANE!  KNOWLEDGE IS A TRAP THAT FEAR SETS!
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Russell on June 30, 2012, 02:29:08 PM
Hey does anybody remember that character Mobab Von Hoffman from The Brak Show? Wasn't he from the elder race or something? Definitely squid-like on some level.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 30, 2012, 03:10:53 PM
 
23. Q
(64 points, on 3 of 23 lists - Top Vote #1 by Gunflyer)

(http://images.wikia.com/memoryalpha/en/images/c/cf/Q_junior_trial.jpg)
   

Genus: Q
The Q are a unique race, and they possess many extraordinary, "God-like" powers including the ability to manipulate time, space, matter, and energy. They have an almost omnipotent ability to perceive and know events in the past, present, and future. They are invulnerable and immortal except when faced with weapons designed by others of their kind: in sufficient numbers, Q can strip other Q of their powers and make them mortal or make them any lifeform they wish.

It is suggested through their appearances on the various series of Star Trek that the Q have evolved since the Big Bang to their current state, and that possibly they were like humans very early on.

One member of the Q once referred to a "New Era" among the Continuum, during which an important change occurred in the species. No further details were given. The Continuum is on a separate plane of existence and thus not subject to linear time as normal space is. It has been suggested by Quinn that when the Q gave up their physicality and achieved their godlike powers, they also gave up any chance of growth or evolution, thus leading to stagnation (since change was unnecessary).

They usually appear as human simply because they can assume any form they wish, and when interacting with humans they usually appear as one of them to make the humans feel more comfortable.

In the episode "All Good Things..." Q mentions that Picard is destined to explore existence itself. Q's meaning of that statement has never been explained in any episode or movie of Star Trek.

 Notable representatives:
Q, Q, Q, Q, Q, Q
   
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
For the Dar-Win!
with your host, Charles Darwin

This is a case where there is very little to go on, since there is no life comparable to them.  However, if you can get them to say their name backwards, you can make them go away, which is a genetic flaw and also very easy to do.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 30, 2012, 04:27:54 PM
22. Pikmin
(67 points, on 3 of 23 lists - Top Vote #2 by Asbestos Bill)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-43lfWe-T4lk/T7FXLNRU8rI/AAAAAAAAApk/kvLbRbxOzh0/s1600/Pikmin-2.jpg)
   

Genus: Bellis Conquesta

The basis of gameplay in Pikmin is to retrieve ship parts by using the three varieties of Pikmin available in different combinations. Olimar discovers multi-coloured plant-animal hybrids that willingly follow his orders and help him recover ship parts. All three of the Pikmin colors that Captain Olimar discovers must be used in order to overcome various obstacles and complete the game. The Pikmin creatures come in three different varieties - red, yellow, and blue. Red Pikmin are the basic type, though more powerful than the other two varieties and resistant to fire. Yellow Pikmin can be thrown higher than the other two and can carry explosives called "bomb rocks", while blue Pikmin are the only ones that can survive in water. They are utilized in various tasks, including carrying objects and enemies, breaking down walls, and defeating enemies. Objects that can be carried vary between ship parts, enemy corpses, and pellets. Only 100 pikmin can follow Olimar at a time.

 Notable representatives:
red, blue, white, etc.
   
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
For the Dar-Win!
with your host, Charles Darwin

Born to be slaves, this species might be the most tragic on the list as they will never rise above indentured servitude to an interplanetary conqueror.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Asbestos Bill on June 30, 2012, 06:28:59 PM
22. Pikmin
(67 points, on 3 of 23 lists - Top Vote #2 by Asbestos Bill)
   

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
For the Dar-Win!
with your host, Charles Darwin

Born to be slaves, this species might be the most tragic on the list as they will never rise above indentured servitude to an interplanetary conqueror.

You obviously never beat the game, "Dar-FAIL."
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 30, 2012, 07:09:01 PM
 
21. Smurf
(69 points, on 4 of 23 lists - Top Vote #1 by Mrs Dick Courier & Therul)

(http://thebadhabit.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/the-smurfs.jpg)
   

Genus: Smurf

The Smurfs (French: Les Schtroumpfs) is a Belgian comic and television franchise centered on a group of small blue fictional creatures called Smurfs, created and first introduced as a series of comic strips by the Belgian cartoonist Peyo (pen name of Pierre Culliford) on October 23, 1958. The original term and the accompanying language came during a meal Peyo was having with his colleague and friend André Franquin at the Belgian Coast. Having momentarily forgotten the word "salt", Peyo asked him (in French) to pass the schtroumpf. Franquin jokingly replied: "Here's the Schtroumpf—when you are done schtroumpfing, schtroumpfit back..." and the two spent the rest of that weekend speaking in "schtroumpf language". The name was later translated into Dutch as Smurf, which was adopted in English.

The storylines tend to be simple tales of bold adventure. The cast has a simple structure as well: almost all the characters look essentially alike—mostly male (there are three female Smurfs: Smurfette, Sassette, and Nanny Smurf), short (3 apples high), with blue skin, white trousers with a hole for their short tails, white hat in the style of a Phrygian cap, and sometimes some additional accessory that identifies a personality (for example, "Handy" Smurf wears overalls instead of the standard trousers, a brimmed hat, and a pencil above his ear). Smurfs can walk and run, but often move by skipping on both feet. They love to eat sarsaparilla (a species of Smilax) leaves, whose berries the Smurfs naturally call "smurfberries" (the smurfberries appear only in the cartoon; in the original comics, the Smurfs only eat the leaves from the sarsaparilla).

The Smurfs fulfill simple archetypes of everyday people: Lazy Smurf, Grouchy Smurf,  Brainy Smurf, and so on. All Smurfs, with the exception of Papa, Baby, Smurfette, Nanny and Grandpa, are said to be 100 years old. There were originally 99 Smurfs, but this number increased as new Smurf characters appeared, such as Sassette and Nanny. All of the original Smurfs were male; later female additions are Smurfette and Sassette - Smurfette being Gargamel's creation, while Sassette was created by the Smurflings.

 Notable representatives:
Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Brainy Smurf, No'-As-Big-As-Medium-Sized-Smurf-But-Bigger-than-Wee-Smurf Smurf

   
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
For the Dar-Win!
with your host, Charles Darwin

I always suspected that those hats and pants where organic membranes.  Anyone with me on that?
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: a pretty girl is like on June 30, 2012, 07:22:53 PM
26. Gremlins
(62 points, on 4 of 23 lists - Top Vote #5 by Darth Geek)

   

 Notable representatives:   
Stripe, Mohawk, Bounce Bounce, and the Claw

Also wasn't that one harrassing Bill Shatner's plane in that one episode of Twilight Zone (John Lithgow in the movie version) considered a gremlin? 
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Darth Geek on June 30, 2012, 07:31:01 PM
26. Gremlins
(62 points, on 4 of 23 lists - Top Vote #5 by Darth Geek)

   

 Notable representatives:   
Stripe, Mohawk, Bounce Bounce, and the Claw

Also wasn't that one harrassing Bill Shatner's plane in that one episode of Twilight Zone (John Lithgow in the movie version) considered a gremlin? 
Yes. Although I don't think it's named.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: MontyServo on June 30, 2012, 07:35:53 PM
21. Smurf
(69 points, on 4 of 23 lists - Top Vote #1 by Mrs Dick Courier & Therul)
   

Well, I had these on my list obviously.  #9 to be exact.  That Smurfette is a cutie.  :P

Now I am thinking my #1 is not gonna make it, despite being the title character species of one of the greatest video games ever made.  Tsk tsk.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: wurwolf on June 30, 2012, 07:44:32 PM
Tralfamadorians, noooo! I forgot all about them. :(
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 01, 2012, 05:53:43 AM
20. Borg
(73 points, on 7 of 23 lists - Top Vote #9 by DB Barnes & Gunflyer)

(http://www.geminifleetcommand.com/wiki/images/3/32/Borg_Drones.jpg)
   

Genus: N/A

A Borg is a collective proper noun for a fictional group of people in the productions of Star Trek series. The Borg are a collection of species that have turned into cybernetic organisms functioning as drones of the collective the hive, pseudo-race, dwelling in the Star Trek universe. The Borg take other species by force into the collective and connect them to "the hive mind"; the act is called assimilation entails violence, abductions, and injections of cybernetic implants. The Borg's ultimate goal is "achieving perfection".

Though Borg rarely look alike, they share several common characteristics. Borg commonly have one eye (most often the left eye) replaced with a sophisticated ocular implant which allows them to see beyond the human visual spectrum. This implant usually projects a red laser beam, particularly in later appearances. They also usually have one arm replaced with a multi-purpose tool and flat white skin, giving them an almost zombie-like appearance. This skin was originally dry and human-looking, but it later had a more "slick" look to it, with veins showing.

The most important cybernetic component of any Borg is their "cortical node", which controls every other implanted "fixed location" cybernetic device within a Borg's body, and is most often implanted in the forehead above the usually-retained organic right eye. If the cortical node fails, the afflicted individual Borg eventually dies, as it cannot be replicated or repaired. However, successful replacement of the node can be carried out on a Borg vessel if the failure is detected promptly before the afflicted Borg's impending death.


 Notable representatives:
1 of 12, 2 of 12, 3 of 12, 4 of 14, 5 of 12, 6 of 12, 7 of 12, 8 of 12, 9 of 12, 10 of 12, 11 of 12, 12 of 12

   
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
For the Dar-Win!
with your host, Charles Darwin

I’m not alone in thinking that the Borg Queen was a really dumb idea, right?  Don’t get me wrong, I liked First Contact but… that seems wrong to the spirit of the thing.  Which is funny, because the spirit of the thing is to destroy your spirit.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Darth Geek on July 01, 2012, 06:00:46 AM
20. Borg

 Notable representatives:

7 of 9!
(http://static.desktopnexus.com/thumbnails/546422-bigthumbnail.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 01, 2012, 06:16:23 AM
20. Borg

 Notable representatives:

7 of 9!
(http://static.desktopnexus.com/thumbnails/546422-bigthumbnail.jpg)

Thanks, I forgot when Voyager went from bad to stupid.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: goflyblind on July 01, 2012, 06:17:17 AM
(http://www.startrek.com/uploads/assets/db_articles/205b47375ace6b70d35df1d47fd68441be38ab86.jpg)

hugh!
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 01, 2012, 06:21:25 AM
(http://www.startrek.com/uploads/assets/db_articles/205b47375ace6b70d35df1d47fd68441be38ab86.jpg)

hugh!

Umm... what was that sound you just made?  Oh, the NAME Hugh.  Please use capitals.  Otherwise it sounds like inappropriate grunting.  Actually, one of the reasons I didn't include those guys (OK, Hugh I didn't think of because I didn't see the "I, Borg" episode), is because I think the Borg are more interesting when they completely lack individualism.  That's when they are scarier.  Come to think of it, why was Picard lucky enough to become Locutus (sp?) rather #62?  It's been a long time since I've seen it and I don't know math, but anyone got an answer for that one?
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: ScottotD on July 01, 2012, 06:32:24 AM
20. Borg

 Notable representatives:

7 of 9!
(http://static.desktopnexus.com/thumbnails/546422-bigthumbnail.jpg)

Thanks, I forgot when Voyager went from bad to stupid sexy.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 01, 2012, 06:35:59 AM
20. Borg

 Notable representatives:

7 of 9!
(http://static.desktopnexus.com/thumbnails/546422-bigthumbnail.jpg)

Thanks, I forgot when Voyager went from bad to stupid sexy.

What, this wasn't enough for you?
(http://929chan.us/kusaba/b/src/123761334145.jpg)

Also, I like the fact that the sexy character comes from a race that looks like a corpse with a fax machine stapled to it.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: MontyServo on July 01, 2012, 06:40:14 AM
Also, I like the fact that the sexy character comes from a race that looks like a corpse with a fax machine stapled to it.

I'd like to check to make sure she has a dial tone and plenty of paper, if you know what I mean!  I'd like to get a confirmation page from that! Nudge nudge!   :o

Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Darth Geek on July 01, 2012, 07:00:28 AM

(http://929chan.us/kusaba/b/src/123761334145.jpg)


 ;D I love how uncomfortable his smile is.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Tripe on July 01, 2012, 07:22:09 AM
Also, I like the fact that the sexy character comes from a race that looks like a corpse with a fax machine stapled to it.
Liked for this, possibly the most succinct description of the Borg ever.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: goflyblind on July 01, 2012, 07:22:56 AM
Umm... what was that sound you just made?  Oh, the NAME Hugh.  Please use capitals.  Otherwise it sounds like inappropriate grunting.

no way, i'm like e. e. cummings and shit.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 01, 2012, 09:11:40 AM
Umm... what was that sound you just made?  Oh, the NAME Hugh.  Please use capitals.  Otherwise it sounds like inappropriate grunting.

no way, i'm like e. e. cummings and shit.

Or Cormac McCarthy.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 01, 2012, 09:13:52 AM
19. Dwarf
(75 points, on 5 of 23 lists - Top Vote #3 by Therul)

(http://images.wikia.com/pixie/images/5/5c/Dwarves.jpg)
   

Genus: Homo Geologic

n Germanic mythology, a dwarf (Old English dweorg, Old Norse dvergr, Old High German zwerc and gitwerc) is a being that dwells in mountains and in the earth, and is associated with wisdom, smithing, mining, and crafting. Dwarfs are also sometimes described as short and ugly, although some scholars have questioned whether this is a later development stemming from comical portrayals of the beings.

The etymology of the word dwarf is contested, and scholars have proposed varying theories about the origins of the being, including that dwarfs may have originated as nature spirits or beings associated with death, or as a mixture of concepts. Competing etymologies include a basis in the Indo-European root *dheur- (meaning "damage"), the Indo-European root *dhreugh (whence modern GermanTraum/English dream and trug "deception"), and comparisons have been made with Sanskrit dhvaras (a type of demonic being).

Norse mythology, as recorded in the Poetic Edda (compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources) and the Prose Edda (written by Snorri Sturluson in the 13th century) provide different mythical origins for the beings. The Poetic Edda poem Völuspá details that the dwarfs were the product of the primordial blood of the being Brimir and the bones of Bláinn. The Prose Edda, however, describes dwarfs as beings similar to maggots that festered in the flesh of the primal being Ymir before being gifted with reason by the gods. The Poetic Edda and Prose Edda contain over 100 dwarf names (sort of a proto-John Hodgman), while the Prose Edda gives the four dwarfs Norðri, Suðri, Austri and Vestri a cosmological role – they hold up the sky. In addition, scholars have noted that the Svartálfar, who, like dwarfs, are said in the Prose Edda to dwell in Svartálfaheimr, appear to be the same beings as dwarfs. Very few actual dwarf characters appear in the Poetic Edda and Prose Edda and have quite diverse roles: murderous creators of the mead of poetry, 'reluctant donors' of important artifacts with magical qualities, or sexual predators who lust after goddesses.

Some scholars have proposed that the Poetic Edda poem Völuspá may contain an account of the first human beings, Ask and Embla, as having been created by dwarfs. A preceding stanza to the account of the creation of Ask and Embla in Völuspá provides a catalog of dwarf names, and stanza 10 has been read as describing the creation of human forms from the earth. This may potentially mean that dwarfs formed humans, and that the three gods gave them life.

After the Christianization of the Germanic peoples, tales of dwarfs continued to be told in the folklore of areas of Europe where Germanic languages were (and are) spoken.

 Notable representatives:
Gimli, Thorin Oakenshield, Livinia Warren

   
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
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Though very much like a squat human, Dwarves have adapted their lungs to deal with the stale dank air of their underground caverns, which is also useful in surviving turnip burps, even if their canaries (or “sky moles”) do not.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: MontyServo on July 01, 2012, 10:10:16 AM

(http://929chan.us/kusaba/b/src/123761334145.jpg)


 ;D I love how uncomfortable his smile is.

That's the smile of a man just realizing that he will be selling autographs to sweaty, unpleasant smelling Trek fans for $20 a pop for the rest of his life.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Darth Geek on July 01, 2012, 10:13:59 AM

That's the smile of a man just realizing that he will be selling autographs to sweaty, unpleasant smelling Trek fans for $20 a pop for the rest of his life.
And doing it all for a character nobody seems to like.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Russell on July 01, 2012, 01:17:51 PM
Now I am curious if the Razor-toed spine masher is going to appear on the list... Daltysmith? Where are you? Only you would get these references and for you to not reply to them is making me look kinda like a jackass. :)
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 01, 2012, 01:29:30 PM
18. Transformer
(75 points, on 6 of 23 lists - Top Vote #3 by Pak Man)

(http://www.dan-dare.org/freefun/Images/CartoonsMoviesTV/TransformersWallpaper2800.jpg)
   

Genus: Car

Transformers is an entertainment franchise created by Hasbro. Beginning with the Transformers toy line, the franchise centers on factions of transforming alien robots (often the Autobots and the Decepticons) in an endless struggle for dominance or eventual peace. In its decades-long history, the franchise has expanded to encompass comic books, animation, video games and films.

Notable representatives:
Optimus Prime, Megatron, Soundwave, Bumblebee

   
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
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Very few people know that the HMS Beagle was a transformer.  In fact, this is why we called it the Beagle.  It turned into a large wooden beagle.  We had to put it down after it kept eating the Galapagos turtles we were studying (another little known fact: they were ninja turtles).
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 01, 2012, 02:37:04 PM
17. Skeksis
(76 points, on 5 of 23 lists - Top Vote #4 by CJones)

(http://www.bookmice.net/darkchilde/dark/skeksis2.jpg)
   

Genus: Cathartes Vulgaris

The Skeksis are a fictional species which act as the main antagonists in the 1982 fantasy film The Dark Crystal, its companion book The World of The Dark Crystal and theTokyoPop prequel Legends of the Dark Crystal. They are described by concept artist Brian Froud as, "... part reptile, part predatory bird, part dragon." In the film, the Skeksis are represented by puppets engineered under the direction of Jim Henson. Jim Henson said that in the development of the Skeksis, the creators drew inspiration from the Seven Deadly Sins.

The skeksis are tall bipeds combining both avian and reptilian physical features. They all wear elaborate but threadbare robes of lace, velvet, and brocade which apparently keep the skeksis' constantly decomposing bodies intact and make them look larger and more intimidating. Their heads are beaked like a vulture's, while simultaneously sporting curved fangs. They have bloated bellies and long reptilian tails, as well as curved quills on their backs. Like their urRu counterparts, they have two pairs of arms, yet in the skeksis, only one pair is functional, the other being atrophied. Despite their frail appearance, Skeskis are powerful creatures: skekUng, during the Haakskeeka, manages to destroy a block of rock with his sword, and skekSil single-handedly smashed down a pilaster of rock on Jen.

The Skeksis are the corrupt rulers of the planet Thra, having inherited it from their benevolent UrSkek predecessors. They are the embodiments of the knowledgeable, yet unrestrained parts of the UrSkeks souls. The Skeksis culture favors repetitive flamboyance, emotional pettiness, and a wasteful attitude toward life. Though they are capable of forming alliances, they are by nature extremely paranoid toward each other.

Notable representatives:
Emperor (skekSo), Chamberlain (skekSil), Scientist (skekTek)
   
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
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The UrSkek were one of the few races able to divide themselves into 2 separate species.  Together they are powerful, but for some reason they thought it would be a good idea if half of them where senile hippies and the other half rancid, world-ruining vultures.  Great plan, guys.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: wurwolf on July 01, 2012, 02:58:43 PM
Notable representatives:
Optimus Prime, Megatron, Soundwave, Bumblebee


My daughter would be so pleased to see you include Soundwave on the most notable list. He is her favorite, and that's saying something because she has been completely obsessed with Transformers for years.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 01, 2012, 03:44:43 PM
I think we can all agree that Soundwave is by far the best decepticon.  I think it's because he doesn't waste time with unnecessary words or doesn't give you any crap.  I don't think that any decepticon has anything to say about Soundwave.  I mean, I'm sure a real fan could correct me on this, but I don't think Starscream even badmouthed him, and he's a dick.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 01, 2012, 03:46:50 PM
16. Dalek
(78 points, on 6 of 23 lists - Top Vote #4 by Smith Dr John Smith)

(http://www.themindrobber.co.uk/black-dalek/black-bronze-daleks.jpg)
   

Genus: Skaros Exterminatos

The Daleks are a fictional extraterrestrial race of mutants from the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. Within the series, Daleks are cyborgs made from their original forms, extraterrestrial Kaleds (Seriously?) from the planet Skaro, genetically modified and integrated within a tank-like robotic mechanical shell. They were created by the scientist Davros during the final years of a thousand-year war against the Thals. The Daleks are a powerful race bent on universal conquest and domination, utterly without pity, compassion or remorse. Various storylines portray them as having had every emotion removed except hate, leaving them with a desire to purge the Universe of all non-Dalek life. Collectively they are the greatest enemies of the series' protagonist, the Time Lord known as the Doctor.

Externally, Daleks normally resemble human-sized salt and pepper shakers with a single mechanical eyestalk mounted on a rotating dome, a gun mount containing an energy weapon (or "death ray") and a telescopic manipulator arm which is usually tipped by an appendage resembling a sink plunger. Daleks have been seen to be able to use their plungers to interface with technology, crush a man's skull by suction, measure the intelligence of a subject, and extract information from a man's mind. Dalek casings are made of a bonded polycarbide material dubbed "dalekanium" (Seriously?) by a member of the human resistance in The Dalek Invasion of Earth and by the Cult of Skaro in "Daleks in Manhattan".

The lower half of a Dalek's shell is covered with hemispherical protrusions, or "Dalek bumps", which are shown in the episode "Dalek" to be spheres embedded in the casing.  Both the BBC-licensed Dalek Book (1964) and The Doctor Who Technical Manual (1983) describe these items as being part of a sensory array, whilst in the 2005 series episode "Dalek", they are shown to serve a function in a Dalek's self-destruct mechanism. Their armour has a forcefield that evaporates most bullets and resists most types of energy weapon; this seems to be concentrated around the Dalek's midsection (where the mutant is located), as normally ineffective firepower can be concentrated on the eyestalk to blind a Dalek. Daleks have a very limited field of vision, with no peripheral sight at all, and are relatively easy to hide from in fairly exposed places.

Notable representatives:
Generally, they don’t have names, with a few rare exceptions.
   
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
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Arguably the most hate-filled creature in existence, the only goal of the dalek races is to destroy any other race that exists.  I’m sure once that happens they’ll mellow out and stop being evil.  That’ll be a good day.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Russell on July 01, 2012, 04:08:06 PM
Anyone else think Davros and Captain Pike were separated at birth twins?
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 01, 2012, 04:25:52 PM
15. Werewolf
(84 points, on 6 of 23 lists - Top Vote #1 by Wurwolf)

(http://mysticinvestigations.com/supernatural/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/werewolf-pack.jpg)
   

Genus: Homo Canis

A werewolf, also known as a lycanthrope (from the Greek λυκάνθρωπος: λύκος, lukos, "wolf", and ἄνθρωπος, anthrōpos, "man"), is a mythological or folkloric human with the ability to shapeshift into a wolf or an anthropomorphic wolf-like creature, either purposely or after being placed under a curse and/or lycanthropic affliction via a bite or scratch from a werewolf, or some other means. This transformation is often associated with the appearance of the full moon, as popularly noted by the medieval chronicler Gervase of Tilbury, and perhaps in earlier times among the ancient Greeks through the writings of Petronius.

In addition to the natural characteristics inherent to both wolves and humans, werewolves are often attributed strength and speed far beyond those of wolves or men. The werewolf is generally held as a European character, although its lore spread through the world in later times. Shape-shifters, similar to werewolves, are common in tales from all over the world, most notably amongst the Native Americans, though most of them involve animal forms other than wolves.

Werewolves are a frequent subject of modern fiction, although fictional werewolves have been attributed traits distinct from those of original folklore. For example, the ideas that werewolves are only vulnerable to silver bullets or that they can cause others to become werewolves by biting or wounding them derive from works of modern fiction. Werewolves continue to endure in modern culture and fiction, with books, films and television shows cementing the werewolf's stance as a dominant figure in horror.

Notable representatives:
Lawrence Talbot, David Naughton, Wolfman Jack
   
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
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There wolf!  Haha.  We have fun, don’t we?
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Russell on July 01, 2012, 04:32:33 PM
Don't forget Jacobs, he's by far the most credible representative of the werewolves.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Darth Geek on July 01, 2012, 04:47:07 PM
15. Werewolf
Top Vote #1 by Wurwolf


That is absolutely fascinating.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Compound on July 01, 2012, 05:12:42 PM
Don't forget Jacobs, he's by far the most credible representative of the werewolves.

Please. That slot goes to Scott Howard:
(http://www.werewolf-movies.com/article-3c.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Invader_quirk on July 01, 2012, 05:15:50 PM
Darth Geek, I'm preeetty sure you've failed me for the last time... I don't think my number 1 is going to make it.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Darth Geek on July 01, 2012, 05:20:21 PM
Darth Geek, I'm preeetty sure you've failed me for the last time... I don't think my number 1 is going to make it.
Probably. But what specifically are you talking about?

EDIT: Actually, if you are talking about what I think you are...yeah I failed you for the last time.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Invader_quirk on July 01, 2012, 05:24:05 PM
I fear I'll be destroyed if I bring up what's on my list. We'll see, Darth Geek. We'll see...
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Darth Geek on July 01, 2012, 05:26:03 PM
I fear I'll be destroyed if I bring up what's on my list. We'll see, Darth Geek. We'll see...
Yesss. Yes we will see, won't we. Mwahahaha...wait, you were threatening me...why am I laughing...
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Invader_quirk on July 01, 2012, 05:27:47 PM
I fear I'll be destroyed if I bring up what's on my list. We'll see, Darth Geek. We'll see...
Yesss. Yes we will see, won't we. Mwahahaha...wait, you were threatening me...why am I laughing...

Just go with it. It's funny!
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 01, 2012, 05:28:11 PM
14. Ent
(86 points, on 5 of 23 lists - Top Vote #4 by Therul)

(http://images.wikia.com/lotr/images/b/bb/Many_ents.png)
   

Genus: Homo Arboris

Ents are a race of beings in J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy world Middle-earth who closely resemble trees. They are similar to the talking trees in folklore around the world. Their name is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word for giant.

The Ents appear in The Lord of the Rings as ancient shepherds of the forest and allies of the Free Peoples of Middle-earth during theWar of the Ring. The Ent who figures most prominently in the book is Treebeard, one of the oldest creatures in Tolkien's world. At the time The Lord of the Rings takes place, there are no young Ents (Entings) because the Entwives (female Ents) were lost. The Ents are akin to Huorns, whom Treebeard describes as trees that have become animated or, conversely, as Ents who have grown more "treeish" over time.

Inspired by Tolkien and similar traditions, animated or anthropomorphic tree creatures appear in a variety of media and works of fantasy.

Notable representatives:
Treebeard, Finglas, Fladrif
   
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
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Generally speaking trees are passive and have no true defense beyond enduring.  However, only the Ents and the Mexican Fighting Trees have the ability to defend themselves from being harvested for wood.  Also, if you can ever get your hands on ent wood, use it to smoke hams.  Even better than applewood (which is also sentient, but sadly immobile).
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Russell on July 01, 2012, 05:35:08 PM
14. Ent
(86 points, on 5 of 23 lists - Top Vote #4 by Therul)

(http://images.wikia.com/lotr/images/b/bb/Many_ents.png)
   

Genus: Homo Arboris

Ents are a race of beings in J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy world Middle-earth who closely resemble trees. They are similar to the talking trees in folklore around the world. Their name is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word for giant.

The Ents appear in The Lord of the Rings as ancient shepherds of the forest and allies of the Free Peoples of Middle-earth during theWar of the Ring. The Ent who figures most prominently in the book is Treebeard, one of the oldest creatures in Tolkien's world. At the time The Lord of the Rings takes place, there are no young Ents (Entings) because the Entwives (female Ents) were lost. The Ents are akin to Huorns, whom Treebeard describes as trees that have become animated or, conversely, as Ents who have grown more "treeish" over time.

Inspired by Tolkien and similar traditions, animated or anthropomorphic tree creatures appear in a variety of media and works of fantasy.

Notable representatives:
Treebeard, Finglas, Fladrif
   
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
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Generally speaking trees are passive and have no true defense beyond enduring.  However, only the Ents and the Mexican Fighting Trees have the ability to defend themselves from being harvested for wood.  Also, if you can ever get your hands on ent wood, use it to smoke hams.  Even better than applewood (which is also sentient, but sadly immobile).
I think it goes without saying but the point of the Ents is moot! :D
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Pak-Man on July 01, 2012, 05:44:49 PM
Naw, the Moot Ents were #28.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Russell on July 01, 2012, 05:59:08 PM
Naw, the Moot Ents were #28.
I don't get it Pak. Oh, I get it now, nevermind.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Darth Geek on July 01, 2012, 06:53:23 PM
Naw, the Moot Ents were #28.

Heyyyyy. I get it nowww.
(http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/1/19739/686092-linkhogthrobdddd_large.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 01, 2012, 07:08:40 PM
13. Irken
(91 points, on 5 of 23 lists - Top Vote #1 by Invader Quirk)

(http://images.wikia.com/aliens/images/7/7b/Irken.jpg)
   

Genus: Irk Pestis

The Irkens are an imperialistic race of green-skinned humanoids from the planet Irk . The basic goal of the Irken race is total universal conquest. They mostly attain this feat with the aid of the Massive, the flagship of their military and personal vessel of the Almighty Tallest, which aids in planetary destruction via a sort of final attack called the Organic Sweep.

The Irkens institute the Organic sweep when one of their own, an Irken Invader, has successfully infiltrated and taken over a planet they intend to conquer, in order to let the rest of the universe know that planet is now Irken territory. The intelligent inhabitants of the planet seem to be forced to work as slaves while unintelligent inhabitants are simply killed off. The planet is then given a single purpose. For example, Foodcourtia became an intergalactic food court, the planet Vort became Irk's top military research prison, and Blorch became a parking structure planet.

Notable representatives:
Zim, the Almighty Tallests
   
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
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If they ever conquer Earth, I really hope they don’t turn it into a strip mall.  I just don’t like them.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: ColeStratton on July 01, 2012, 07:33:52 PM
15. Werewolf
(84 points, on 6 of 23 lists - Top Vote #1 by Wurwolf)

(http://mysticinvestigations.com/supernatural/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/werewolf-pack.jpg)
   

Um, I thought this list was for FICTIONAL species. I don't chain myself to the radiator for three nights every month for NOTHING.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 01, 2012, 07:37:43 PM
12. Predator
(92 points, on 7 of 23 lists - Top Vote #7 by DB Barnes)

(http://mimg.ugo.com/201001/35728/predators.jpg)
   

Genus: Jager Sapien

The Predator is a fictional extraterrestrial species featured in the Predator science-fiction franchise, characterised by its trophy huntingof other dangerous species for sport. First introduced in 1987 as the main antagonist of the film Predator, the Predator creatures returned in the sequels Predator 2 (1990), and Predators (2010), as well as an appearance in the cross-over series, "Aliens vs. Predator" in the films Alien vs. Predator (2004), and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007).

The Predators have also been the subject of numerous novels, video games, and comic books, both on their own and as part of the Alien vs. Predator crossover imprint. While a definitive name for the species is not given in the films, the names yautja and Hish have been alternatively used in the expanded universe. Created by brothers Jim and John Thomas, the Predators are depicted as large, sapient and sentient humanoid creatures who possess advanced technology, such as active camouflage and energy weapons, and are capable of interstellar travel.

Predators are physically distinguished from humans by their greater height, arthropod-like mandibles and long, hair-like appendages on their heads that are set into their skulls. Their bodies are resilient to damage, capable of recovering from multiple gunshot wounds and radiation doses which would be fatal to humans. They are much stronger than humans, having been portrayed as being easily capable of outmatching a conditioned adult human male and shattering solid concrete with their bare hands. They are also skilled climbers, and will readily move through trees or across rooftops in pursuit of prey. Though capable of surviving exposure in Antarctic temperatures for an extended period of time, it is implied that Predators have a preference for hot equatorial climates. Their blood is luminescent phosphor green in color. Their vision operates mainly in the infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum; they can easily detect heat differentials in their surroundings but are unable to easily distinguish among objects of the same relative temperature. A Predator's hunting helmet increases its ability to see in a variety of spectrums, ranging from the low infrared to the high ultraviolet, and also filters the ambient heat from the area, allowing them to see things with greater clarity and detail. While they are capable of breathing Earth's atmosphere, the creature in Predator 2 is seen using a breathing mask after losing his helmet. Their dietary habits are also mentioned in Predator 2, where it is revealed that the creature regularly visits a slaughterhouse every two days to feed on the stored meat there.

Throughout their film appearances, Predators have undergone numerous design variations. In Predator 2, the main Predator was designed to look more urban and hip than its predecessor. Design changes included tribal ornamentation on the forehead, which was made steeper and shallower, brighter skin coloration and a greater number of fangs. In Alien vs. Predator, the appearance of the Predators was redesigned to make them seem more heroic. Redesigns included a reduction in head and waist size, broader shoulders, a more muscular physique, piranha-like teeth on the upper jaw and dryer, less clammy skin to further differentiate them from the Aliens. In Aliens vs Predator: Requiem, the Predator was returned to the sleeker design concept prior to Alien vs. Predator. For the so called "Black Super Predators" in Predators, the designers used the differences between a cassette tape and an iPod as an analogy in differentiating the new Predators from the classic. The Super Predators were designed as leaner and taller than the "classic" Predator design, with longer faces, tighter armor and with more swept back dreadlocks.

Notable representatives:
Predator, Falconer Predator, Berserker Predator
   
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
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With their entire society seemingly based around hunting, it seems that their day to day routines and activities are a mystery.  Why are they shy about letting us know what they do in the morning, what their work schedule is like and what they are doing when they’re not on hunting trips.  My guess?  More hunting.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Invader_quirk on July 01, 2012, 07:48:14 PM
13. Irken
(91 points, on 5 of 23 lists - Top Vote #1 by Invader Quirk)

(http://images.wikia.com/aliens/images/7/7b/Irken.jpg)
   

Great! This is what I thought you forgot, Darth Geek. I did not expect so many lists. The Irken race is one of the reasons Invader Zim consumed my life for a few years. The culture is so developed in the show. The description didn't delve into it, but the culture was deep and consistent, and I'm a sucker for that.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Darth Geek on July 01, 2012, 07:49:33 PM
13. Irken
(91 points, on 5 of 23 lists - Top Vote #1 by Invader Quirk)

VICTORY! VICTORY FOR ZIIIIM!
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Darth Geek on July 01, 2012, 07:50:47 PM
13. Irken
(91 points, on 5 of 23 lists - Top Vote #1 by Invader Quirk)

(http://images.wikia.com/aliens/images/7/7b/Irken.jpg)
   

Great! This is what I thought you forgot, Darth Geek. I did not expect so many lists. The Irken race is one of the reasons Invader Zim consumed my life for a few years. The culture is so developed in the show. The description didn't delve into it, but the culture was deep and consistent, and I'm a sucker for that.
Aaaactually I did forget the Irkens. They would have been even higher if I had remembered.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Invader_quirk on July 01, 2012, 07:53:04 PM
Aaaactually I did forget the Irkens. They would have been even higher if I had remembered.

Ok, you've failed me for the last time.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 01, 2012, 08:00:00 PM
11. Goblin
(97 points, on 5 of 23 lists - Top Vote #4 by Johnny Unusual & Tripe Hound Redux)

(http://diterlizzi.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/froud.jpg)
   

Genus: Homo Vulgaris

A goblin is a legendary evil or mischievous creature; a grotesquely evil or evil-like phantom.

They are attributed with various (sometimes conflicting) abilities, temperaments and appearances depending on the story and country of origin. In some cases, goblins have been classified as constantly annoying little creatures somewhat related to the brownie and gnome. They are usually depicted as small, sometimes only a few inches tall, sometimes the size of a dwarf. They also often are said to possess various magical abilities.

English goblin was borrowed from Old French gobelin, rendered as Medieval Latin gobelinus, of uncertain origin. It may be related to German kobold or to Medieval Latin cabalus, itself from Greek kobalos "rogue" or "knave". Alternatively, it may be a diminutive of theproper name Gobel. The suffix -ing meaning "the people or kin of" Gobel.

In "The Goblin Field" (Moldova), Goblins were described as 2–3 feet tall, thin, and brown. Most were bald and "if there were females among the group they could not be distinguished from the males". They seemed to exist in two realms, one physical and one spirit. They were fiercely loyal and allied with particular sorcerer or witch tribes, whom they protected and served as an equally allied tribe rather than servants or slaves. "This perception might seem a bit strange to any not accustomed to the goblin outlook" because the goblins often did what might be considered slave work for very little reward.

They could be called by an allied individual or group, summoned by spell, or called to bargain at particular places by individuals or groups not known to them. Because of their power they were much sought after, but because of the corruption of mankind, rarely found. Crossing them was a thing to avoid as they had refined a grudge to a fine art. They could be fierce and mind-numbingly frightening, and only the hardiest of souls were sent to strike a bargain with them. However they had a side which few ever saw, which was their great love for those who were able to create an understanding and friendship with them. At the passing of such a person, they would treat the body with proper respect and then quietly weep.

Notable representatives:
Nosepick, Meg Mucklebones, Bounce Bounce and the Claw.
   
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
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I really don’t blame them for following David Bowie till the ends of the Earth.  They probably just pester him all day saying things like “Play ‘The Man Who Sold the World’ again.” and “What was Brian Eno like?”
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 01, 2012, 08:00:30 PM
That's it for tonight.  The rest come tomorrow.  And happy Canada Day everyone.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Darth Geek on July 01, 2012, 08:16:03 PM
Aaaactually I did forget the Irkens. They would have been even higher if I had remembered.

Ok, you've failed me for the last time.
You keep saying that. I do not think it means what you think it means.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: wurwolf on July 01, 2012, 08:21:54 PM
Aaaactually I did forget the Irkens. They would have been even higher if I had remembered.

Ok, you've failed me for the last time.

I didn't fail you! I had those crazy bastards on my list, too!  :highfive:
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on July 01, 2012, 08:28:05 PM
Great! This is what I thought you forgot, Darth Geek. I did not expect so many lists. The Irken race is one of the reasons Invader Zim consumed my life for a few years. The culture is so developed in the show. The description didn't delve into it, but the culture was deep and consistent, and I'm a sucker for that.

It's such a great, strange, height-based race. Looking into the scripts for the cancelled episodes, it's telling that it still had a ton of neat stuff left to really dish out (like those PAKs).
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: goflyblind on July 01, 2012, 09:43:48 PM
i'm rather annoyed that i forgot the skeksis.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: ScottotD on July 01, 2012, 09:51:01 PM
I forgot Skeksis, Irkin & (kind of) Gremlins (OH THE SHAME!)

Was my Predators vote counted?
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 01, 2012, 09:54:19 PM
Yep
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: CJones on July 01, 2012, 10:06:33 PM
Aaaactually I did forget the Irkens. They would have been even higher if I had remembered.

Ok, you've failed me for the last time.

Oh son of a...! And I even had GIR at number one on the second bananas list, but Irken I completely spaced out on.

Oddly, Irken sounds remarkably similar to the species I have at number one on this list. I never realized that before, but I have to wonder if that was intentional or just bizarre coincidence
  .
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 02, 2012, 04:55:35 AM
Before I continue, I just have to say I really do love goblins in all forms of media.  I love them in the abstract as tiny trouble makers.  I love the sniveling victim Goblins of Adventure Time.  I love the goblins of Brian Froud and Jim Henson in Labyrinth.  I love the back-assward, self-destructive goblins in Magic the Gathering.  And I love the spooky animal faced Goblins from Christina
Rosetti's poem The Goblin Market.

Also, LARRY DAVID!

(http://www.eatmedaily.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/trolls.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Tripe on July 02, 2012, 05:09:46 AM
Before I continue, I just have to say I really do love goblins in all forms of media.  I love them in the abstract as tiny trouble makers.  I love the sniveling victim Goblins of Adventure Time.  I love the goblins of Brian Froud and Jim Henson in Labyrinth.  I love the back-assward, self-destructive goblins in Magic the Gathering.  And I love the spooky animal faced Goblins from Christina
Rosetti's poem The Goblin Market.
Check out Snuff by Terry Pratchett.

I also love goblns in all their multiforms, they're the antagonist race in the radio series I'm writing.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 02, 2012, 05:38:07 AM
10. Klingon
(97 points, on 8 of 23 lists - Top Vote #2 by Gunflyer)

(http://images.wikia.com/deadliestfiction/images/2/20/St1-klingon.gif)
   

Genus: Barbarian Sapien

Klingons are a fictional warrior race in the Star Trek universe.

Klingons are recurring villains in the 1960s television show Star Trek: The Original Series, and have appeared in all five spin-off series, along with eight of the feature films. Initially intended to be antagonists for the crew of the USS Enterprise, the Klingons ended up a close ally of humanity and the United Federation of Planets in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager. In the 1990s series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine the United Federation of Planets briefly goes to war with the Klingons. Later in the series, the two join together with the Romulans to fight the Dominion.

In comparison to The Original Series, Klingon culture is thoroughly examined in later series episodes, part of a larger movement by Star Trek writers to deepen viewer understanding of the alien races of the franchise. The Klingons adhere to a strict code of honor, similar to feudal Japanese customs. Their society is based on war and combat; ritual suicide is often preferred over living life as a crippled warrior, and may allow a warrior to die with honor. To be captured rather than killed in battle brings dishonor to not only the captive but his descendants. Death is depicted as a time for celebration, not grief.

Klingons are depicted as a spiritual people. According to their legends, Klingons slew their own gods. The equivalents to heaven and hell are called Sto-Vo-Kor and Gre'Thor, respectively; in Sto-Vo-Kor, battle and feasting can be eternally won and shared, while those sent to Gre'Thor are condemned to eternal torture unless their honor is restored by living relatives. Those who do not die in battle may not enter Sto-Vo-Kor; relatives undertake quests to guarantee their deceased comrades entry into paradise. Despite believing in an afterlife, the Klingons perform no burial rites, and dispose of corpses by the most efficient means.

The Klingon's spiritual leader is Kahless, a messianic figure who established early codes of honor and was the first Klingon emperor. His fabled weapon, the Sword of Kahless, is depicted as a unique bat'leth that serves as the Klingon equivalent of the Holy Grail. In the TNG episode "Rightful Heir", Kahless appears in the flesh to Worf, who had doubted his Klingon faith.[31] This Kahless is revealed to be a clone, created in an attempt to bring Klingons together, and who is chosen to lead the Klingon people as a figurehead.

Klingons are passionate opera lovers. The first Klingon opera on Earth performed entirely in the Klingon language is ’u’, which debuted in The Hague in September 2010.

Notable representatives:
Worf, Kodos (not that one), Kang (not that one)
   
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
For the Dar-Win!
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THE WEAK AND THE ELDERLY HAVE NO PLACE IN THE GAME OF SHUFFLEBOARD!
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Darth Geek on July 02, 2012, 06:26:32 AM

Oddly, Irken sounds remarkably similar to the species I have at number one on this list. I never realized that before, but I have to wonder if that was intentional or just bizarre coincidence
  .
Gherkin pickles are not a race. They are delicious, but not a race.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 02, 2012, 06:29:09 AM
9. Hobbit
(99 points, on 7 of 23 lists - Top Vote #1 by Smith Dr John Smith)

(http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt63/riffraffdrummer/four20hobbits20with20swords.jpg)
   

Genus: Homo Thomomys

Hobbits are a fictional diminutive race who inhabit the lands of Middle-earth in J. R. R. Tolkien's fiction.

Hobbits first appeared in the novel The Hobbit, in which the main protagonist, Bilbo Baggins, is the titular hobbit. The novel The Lord of the Rings includes more Hobbits as major characters, Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee, Peregrin Took and Meriadoc Brandybuck, as well as several other minor hobbit characters. Hobbits are also briefly mentioned in The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales.

According to the author in the prologue to The Lord of the Rings, Hobbits are "relatives" of the race of Men. Elsewhere Tolkien describes Hobbits as a "variety" or separate "branch" of humans. Within the story, Hobbits and other races seem aware of the similarities (hence the colloquial terms "Big People" and "Little People" used in Bree). However, within the story, Hobbits considered themselves a separate people. At the time of the events in The Lord of the Rings, Hobbits lived in the Shire and in Bree in the north west of Middle-earth, though by the end, some had moved out to the Tower Hills and to Gondor and Rohan.

Notable representatives:
Bilbo, Frodo, Mery, Pippin, Samwise
   
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
For the Dar-Win!
with your host, Leonard Nimoy
   
http://www.youtube.com/v/Z2HQ1K7YyQM
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 02, 2012, 07:08:20 AM
8. Elf
(106 points, on 5 of 23 lists - Top Vote #1 by Compound)

(http://www.councilofelrond.com/wp-content/uploads/modules/My_eGallery/gallery/characters/other/miscelves/miscelf_013_ccghomelyhouse.jpg)
      

Genus: Elfen Sapien

An elf (plural: elves) is a type of supernatural being in Germanic mythology and folklore. Elves are first attested in Old English and Old Norse texts and are prominent in traditional British and  Scandinavian folklore.

Elves were originally thought of as ambivalent beings with certain magical abilites capable of helping or hindering humans, but in later traditions became increasingly sinister and were believed to afflict humans and livestock in various ways. In early modern folklore they became associated with the fairies of Romance culture. The Romanticist movement revived literary interest in folk beliefs and culture,[4]and elves entered the 20th-century high fantasy genre in the wake of works published by authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien.

The "Christmas elves" of contemporary popular culture are of relatively recent tradition, popularized during the late 19th century in the United States, in publications such as Godey's Lady's Book.

The English word elf is from the Old English ælf or elf; in compound as ælfadl "nightmare,"  ælfsogoða "hiccup," afflictions apparently thought to be caused by elves.
Notable representatives:
Legolas, Elrond, Ewoyn
   
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
For the Dar-Win!
with your host, Charles Darwin

Genetically adapted to their femmy surroundings, elfs like to flit around all day, picking daffodils and singing tra-la-la.  If this adaptation did not occur, they would have never have been able to defeat the dark lord Sauron and would have died long ago.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: goflyblind on July 02, 2012, 07:13:18 AM
i prefer pratchett's elves.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: MontyServo on July 02, 2012, 07:22:07 AM
i prefer pratchett's Keebler's elves.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 02, 2012, 07:38:02 AM
7. Mogwai
(116 points, on 6 of 23 lists - Top Vote #1 by DB Barnes)

(http://crujonessociety.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/mogwai.jpg)
      

Genus: Apodemus Cutest

While searching for a Christmas present for his teenage son, inventor Randall Peltzer (Hoyt Axton) discovers a small, furry creature called a Mogwai in an antique store in Chinatown. The owner of the store refuses to sell the Mogwai to Randall on the grounds that owning one is too great a responsibility. However, as Randall is leaving the store, the owner's grandson (John Louie) sells Randall the creature stating that the family needs the money. The boy gives Randall three specific instructions in caring for the Mogwai: never expose it to bright light (especially sunlight, which will kill it); never get it wet (which will make it multiply); and, most importantly: never, ever feed it after midnight. Randall takes the Mogwai, which he gives the name "Gizmo", to his family in the town of Kingston Falls.

The following evening, Randall gives Gizmo to his son Billy (Zach Galligan). A glass of water is accidentally spilled on Gizmo, causing him to convulse and produce five new Mogwai from his own body. One of the Mogwai, dubbed Stripe for his white quiff of hair, acts as their leader, but is very hostile to Gizmo. Curious to learn more about Mogwai, Billy takes Gizmo to his science teacher, Mr. Hanson (Glynn Turman), and produces a sixth new Mogwai. Leaving the new Mogwai with Mr. Hanson, on which he will conduct tests, Billy returns home, and the other five Mogwai trick him into feeding them after midnight by biting the cord of his alarm clock. In the morning, Billy discovers the Mogwai have turned into cocoons. Gizmo, having virtuously refused the food earlier, remains unchanged.

Notable representatives:
Gizmo, Stripe, Bounce Bounce and the Claw
   
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
For the Dar-Win!
with your host, Charles Darwin

Remember: Don’t feed them after midnight, keep them away from bright light, don’t get them wet and have them spayed or neutered.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Asbestos Bill on July 02, 2012, 08:41:54 AM
Before I continue, I just have to say I really do love goblins in all forms of media.  I love them in the abstract as tiny trouble makers.  I love the sniveling victim Goblins of Adventure Time.  I love the goblins of Brian Froud and Jim Henson in Labyrinth.  I love the back-assward, self-destructive goblins in Magic the Gathering.  And I love the spooky animal faced Goblins from Christina
Rosetti's poem The Goblin Market.

I voted for Moblin (the Legend of Zelda variant) but not Goblin. The culture of the races I voted for was a factor in their ranking, so I wen't for specific rather than general.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: ScottotD on July 02, 2012, 08:51:28 AM
7. Mogwai

YAY!

Wonder if my #1 will make it... OH THE TENSION!
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 02, 2012, 08:56:28 AM
Before I continue, I just have to say I really do love goblins in all forms of media.  I love them in the abstract as tiny trouble makers.  I love the sniveling victim Goblins of Adventure Time.  I love the goblins of Brian Froud and Jim Henson in Labyrinth.  I love the back-assward, self-destructive goblins in Magic the Gathering.  And I love the spooky animal faced Goblins from Christina
Rosetti's poem The Goblin Market.

I voted for Moblin (the Legend of Zelda variant) but not Goblin. The culture of the races I voted for was a factor in their ranking, so I wen't for specific rather than general.

If I went specific, I might have gone with these guys.

(http://www.oddfigures.com/images/boglins/boglins02.jpg)

By far, the best toy of the 80's.  Also, the stickiest.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Tripe on July 02, 2012, 08:59:30 AM
Those are Boglins though, great little puppets for what they were however; mass produced toys, the mechanisms inside were really pretty cool.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Pak-Man on July 02, 2012, 09:02:27 AM
Stickiest toy of the '80s was the Wacky Wall Walker, which, now that I think about it, is a glaring omission from my list.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 02, 2012, 09:18:59 AM
Even the little ones were cool, but the big ones did have cool creepy movable eyes.

http://www.youtube.com/v/Pcor3EbCnP4
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 02, 2012, 09:19:35 AM
6. Time Lord
(121 points, on 7 of 23 lists - Top Vote #1 by Lassieface)

(http://images.wikia.com/tardis/images/e/ed/Doctor_Who_-_Time_Lords_in_The_End_of_Time.jpg)
      

Genus: Chrono Sapien

The Time Lords are an ancient extraterrestrial race and civilization of humanoids in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, of which the series' eponymous protagonist, the Doctor, is a member. Time Lords receive their name for their non-linear perception of time, which allows them to see everything that was, is, or could be at the same time, as shown in the 1996 movie Doctor Who. They developed a culture of custodianship and time-related technologies based on this perception which includes strictly-controlled time travel machines (known as "TARDISes") and monitoring devices to travel through time and to prevent time from being subverted or abused – although actual action was described as rare in practice due to their traditional policy of strict non-interference and neutrality. They can act to manipulate timelines of a wide range of events and individuals, so long as they do not cross back into their own timeline.

Originally they were described as a powerful and wise race from the planet Gallifrey, from which the Doctor was a renegade; details beyond this were very limited for the first decade of the series. They later became integral to many episodes and stories as their role in the fictional universe developed. Over subsequent episodes their history, their development of time manipulation, and their internal politics were touched upon, with Time Lord society portrayed as a stagnated ceremony-bound oligarchy and their past having descended into myth and legend. The Doctor became at times an ally, being appointed their president during his fourth incarnation and assisting them on many occasions. After the series was resumed in 2005, the Time Lords were presented as no longer existing, having been destroyed by the Doctor at some intervening point during the Last Great Time War in which they became corrupted and willing to sacrifice the entirety of time and space to save themselves. The Time Lords made a subsequent appearance as a race in 2010 when they schemed to escape the resulting time lock and resume their plan, as well as in the appearance of individuals such as the Master, and at times, inadvertent human-time lord hybrids.

A female time lord may be described either as a Time Lord or Time Lady.

 Notable representatives:
The Doctor, The Master, Romana, The Monk
   
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
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Having discovered the means to time travel, the Time Lords took it upon themselves to safeguard time and protect the Earth.  Probably because they like playing favourites.  Eat it, Mars!
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Asbestos Bill on July 02, 2012, 09:26:53 AM
Having discovered the means to time travel, the Time Lords took it upon themselves to safeguard time and protect the Earth.  Probably because they like playing favourites.  Eat it, Mars!

That was just The Doctor's deal. I believe the other Time Lords don't give a rip about Earth.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 02, 2012, 09:32:27 AM
Having discovered the means to time travel, the Time Lords took it upon themselves to safeguard time and protect the Earth.  Probably because they like playing favourites.  Eat it, Mars!

That was just The Doctor's deal. I believe the other Time Lords don't give a rip about Earth.

What about the Third Doctor.  They trap him on Earth and I don't think it's a coincidence when Earth is hammered with blow after blow of alien invasions.  Plus they warn him about the Master as if this is his mission.  Granted, they get away with that, but it's interesting that they do that to him.  Of course, maybe it's not that it's Earth so much as it is a chance for the Doctor to "redeem himself" in their eyes, a la Marvel Comics' Odin and Thor's relationship.  Odin was more interested in Thor's humbling than Earth's protection and then Odin and Thor get into arguments about Thor staying on Earth in a lot of the stories.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: ScottotD on July 02, 2012, 09:32:44 AM
6. Time Lord
(121 points, on 7 of 23 lists - Top Vote #1 by Lassieface)

(http://images.wikia.com/tardis/images/e/ed/Doctor_Who_-_Time_Lords_in_The_End_of_Time.jpg)
Look out, Rassilon's a slasher... of prices!
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Asbestos Bill on July 02, 2012, 09:37:42 AM
Having discovered the means to time travel, the Time Lords took it upon themselves to safeguard time and protect the Earth.  Probably because they like playing favourites.  Eat it, Mars!

That was just The Doctor's deal. I believe the other Time Lords don't give a rip about Earth.

What about the Third Doctor.  They trap him on Earth and I don't think it's a coincidence when Earth is hammered with blow after blow of alien invasions.  Plus they warn him about the Master as if this is his mission.  Granted, they get away with that, but it's interesting that they do that to him.  Of course, maybe it's not that it's Earth so much as it is a chance for the Doctor to "redeem himself" in their eyes, a la Marvel Comics' Odin and Thor's relationship.  Odin was more interested in Thor's humbling than Earth's protection and then Odin and Thor get into arguments about Thor staying on Earth in a lot of the stories.

I don't know that much about the history, but I think they used to question The Doctor's fascination with the humans while they still existed. And in a Tenth Doctor finale,
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Darth Geek on July 02, 2012, 09:38:25 AM
26. Gremlins
      

7. Mogwai

Gizmo CACA!
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Russell on July 02, 2012, 11:23:53 AM
This is just my opinion, but a species is not all that great if you can accidentally step on it and kill it.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Darth Geek on July 02, 2012, 11:33:05 AM
This is just my opinion, but a species is not all that great if you can accidentally step on it and kill it.
Wouldn't that depend on how big you are?
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Russell on July 02, 2012, 11:43:26 AM
This is just my opinion, but a species is not all that great if you can accidentally step on it and kill it.
Wouldn't that depend on how big you are?
Well, say about average human height. Anybody could easily step on the Mogwai and Gremlins... or the Hobbits for that matter.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: goflyblind on July 02, 2012, 11:44:57 AM
you can easily step on things half your height? :o
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Pak-Man on July 02, 2012, 11:46:14 AM
And that's why they don't let him near the elementary school.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Asbestos Bill on July 02, 2012, 11:48:33 AM
you can easily step on things half your height? :o

He must be Waluigi.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Russell on July 02, 2012, 12:00:51 PM
And that's why they don't let him near the elementary school.
That sounds like a pretty dodgy statement to make about anyone you don't know.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 02, 2012, 12:40:10 PM
(http://929chan.us/kusaba/b/src/123761334145.jpg)

"HOW ARE YAAAA???"

20. Borg
(73 points, on 7 of 23 lists - Top Vote #9 by DB Barnes & Gunflyer)

   
...I think the Borg are more interesting when they completely lack individualism.  That's when they are scarier.

Absolutely. Just give me the no-nonsense, run-of-the-mill Borg. That shit was downright frightening.

11. Goblin
(97 points, on 5 of 23 lists - Top Vote #4 by Johnny Unusual & Tripe Hound Redux)


Goblins are awesome. It's funny, I used to think the Potter movies were good for nothing but riff fodder, but I've actually become a bit of a fan of them as the series has progressed. I even have a couple species exclusive to the Potter universe on my list. I always did like the Gringotts goblins.

7. Mogwai
(116 points, on 6 of 23 lists - Top Vote #1 by DB Barnes)

(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/8015/tripe.png)
   

YES! Most adorable species EVER!!! And #7! Not too shabby a showing.

Quote
Notable representatives:
Gizmo, Stripe, Bounce Bounce and the Claw   

Don't forget Wendy Guey!

(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/c7lqlZ2bxs4/0.jpg)

MOGWAI!!!


My list has made a little comeback with the top twenty so far. Things were starting to look bleak.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Darth Geek on July 02, 2012, 01:21:56 PM
I know my #1 has to show up, but I now have a suspicion my #2 won't. Probably just because some people might not consider them a species.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 02, 2012, 01:27:12 PM
I know my #1 has to show up, but I now have a suspicion my #2 won't. Probably just because some people might not consider them a species.

Is it Merkins? It's Merkins, isn't it?
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Thrifty on July 02, 2012, 01:30:19 PM
While searching for a Christmas present for his teenage son, inventor Randall Peltzer (Hoyt Axton) discovers a small, furry creature called a Mogwai in an antique store in Chinatown.

That was Hoyt Axton?  I just saw Gremlins for the first time, and I could have SWORN that was Joe Don Baker.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Darth Geek on July 02, 2012, 01:57:31 PM
While searching for a Christmas present for his teenage son, inventor Randall Peltzer (Hoyt Axton) discovers a small, furry creature called a Mogwai in an antique store in Chinatown.

That was Hoyt Axton?  I just saw Gremlins for the first time, and I could have SWORN that was Joe Don Baker.
No, Hoyt Axton actually has talent.

Although the Hor-Riff-ic Productions riff of Gremlins does reference him as such. Highly recommended riff, by the way.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 02, 2012, 04:35:47 PM
Sorry, nw entries to begin shortly. 5 hour car trip.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 02, 2012, 04:38:26 PM
5. Vulcan
(134 points, on 13 of 23 lists - Top Vote #3 by Gunflyer)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_csfr1z1yRdk/ShmeI2IUSGI/AAAAAAAADI8/MZi2FSVEdBA/s400/vulcan.gif)
      

Genus: Vulcan Sapien

Vulcans are an extraterrestrial humanoid species in the Star Trek universe who evolved on the planet Vulcan, and are noted for their attempt to live by reason and logic with no interference from emotion. They were the first extraterrestrial species in the Star Trek universe to observe First Contact protocol with Humans. They gave massive assistance to a devastated post-World War III Earth, enabling the planet to eliminate poverty, disease and suffering within a single century. For this reason, Humans even in the 24th century view Vulcans in many ways as their best friends — "the good guys," as told to Zefram Cochrane in 'First Contact' by the crew of the time travelling USS Enterprise-E. They later became one of the founding members of the United Federation of Planets. Vulcans appear in all six Star Trek series, four of which feature a Vulcan or a half-Vulcan as a main character.

Vulcans are depicted as similar in appearance to humans. The main physical differences are their eyebrows and ears: the former are arched and upswept, while the latter feature pinnae which taper to a point at the top. The ears have been the subject of jokes on multiple occasions. Vulcans have been portrayed as various races. Most caucasoid-like Vulcans (a majority of those shown throughout the series' runs) typically appear with a subtle greenish hue to their skin, due to Vulcans' copper-based blood, which is green in color. According to Dr. McCoy, Spock, and presumably all Vulcans, have almost no blood pressure. Other features described include an inner eyelid, or nictitating membrane, which protects their vision from bright lights, an adaptation for their bright and hot home world. In addition, their hearts are located on the right side of the torso, in between the ribs and pelvis, as Dr.McCoy once says about Spock: “He is lucky that his heart is where his liver should be, or he’d be dead!” (ST:TOS, A Private Little War)

 Notable representatives:
Spock, others (it’s all about Spock)
   
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
For the Dar-Win!
with your host, Charles Darwin

A logical and wise race, the Vulcans look exactly like humans but are a bit stiff.  This is why they need to be in a comedy where they are partnered up with a fun, party-loving race and they end up teaching each other about how to laugh about love… again.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 02, 2012, 04:43:00 PM
Oh yeah, now we're cookin'.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 02, 2012, 04:52:28 PM
4. Xenomorph
(141 points, on 9 of 23 lists - Top Vote #2 by Relaxing Dragon)

(http://collider.com/wp-content/uploads/alien_xenomorph_01.jpg)
      

Genus: Periplaneta Extrema

Unlike many other recurring enemy extraterrestrial races in science fiction, the Aliens are not an intelligent civilization, but predatorycreatures with no higher goals than the propagation of their species and the destruction of life that could pose a threat. Like waspsor termites, Aliens are eusocial, with a single fertile queen breeding a caste of warriors. The Aliens' biological life cycle, in which their offspring are violently implanted inside living hosts before erupting from their chests, is in many ways their signature aspect. Their design deliberately evokes many sexual images, both male and female, to illustrate their blurring of human sexual dichotomy.

When standing upright, the Aliens are vaguely bipedal in form, though they adopt a more hunched, quadrupedal stance when walking or sprinting. They have a skeletal, biomechanical appearance and are usually colored in muted shades of black, blue or bronze. Aliens do not radiate heat, so their body heat matches the ambient temperature of the environment in which they are found. In most of the films, adult Aliens are capable of running and crawling along ceilings and walls. They have great physical strength, having been shown to be capable of breaking through welded steel doors.

Aliens have segmented, blade-tipped tails. The sharp tip was initially a small, scorpion-like barb, but from Aliens onwards the blade design increased in size and changed in appearance to more closely resemble a slashing weapon. From Alien Resurrection onwards, the tails have a flat ridge of spines at the base of the blade. This was introduced to help them swim convincingly, and was left intact in the subsequent cross-overs. The original shooting script for Aliens and the novelization both featured a scene in which Lieutenant Gorman is "stung" by the barb tail and rendered unconscious. In the final cut of the movie, Gorman is knocked out by falling crates. As a weapon, the strength of the tail is very effective, having been shown to be strong enough to impale and lift a Predator with seemingly little effort. They are also adept at using their tails as blunt weapons, sometimes to deadly effect, as seen in Alien.

Notable representatives:
They are basically nameless
   
(http://www.horrorphile.net/images/alien-ash-the-android.jpg)
Up Your Ash!
with your host, Ash

http://static.movieclips.com/embedplayer.swf?shortid=9NJr
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: ScottotD on July 02, 2012, 05:23:59 PM
4. Xenomorph

Awesome
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 02, 2012, 05:40:37 PM
3. Wookiee
(152 points, on 12 of 23 lists - Top Vote #4 by DB Barnes)

(http://www.cryptomundo.com/wp-content/wookie1.jpg)
      

Genus: Ursus Majorly Lovable

The Wookiees, whose name for themselves translated to the People of the Trees, were a species of hairy bipedal humanoids that were inhabitants of the planet Kashyyyk.

The Wookiees' natural habitats were the dense forests of the planet Kashyyyk (though one source does imply that they were immigrants to this planet). Kashyyyk was covered with massive wroshyr trees, in which the Wookiees constructed their homes and cities. Reportedly, Wookiees were descended from tree-climbing mammals.

They had the ability to easily learn most languages. However, Wookiees lacked the vocal structure to speak anything other than their own languages.

Adult Wookiees were tall, in excess of two meters in height, and were covered with a uniform, mid-length coat of thick hair in various shades of brown. Although albino Wookiees were rare, they were not unheard of. However, such a birth was generally held to be a bad omen, as white hair did not blend in with the earth-tones of their forest surroundings.

Young Wookiees (pups) were large at birth (averaging slightly less than one meter). Wookiees possessed vicious-looking retractable claws for climbing. Female Wookiees had six breasts and gave birth to live-born young, with their gestation period nearly a year long. After birth, a Wookiee grew very fast, fully conscious and able to walk unassisted within one standard year. The average lifespan of Wookiees was around 600 years. In spite of their bestial appearance, Wookiees were highly intelligent and had mastered advanced technology, including hyperspace travel. Wookiees also possessed exceptional skill in mechanical repair. An old saying was "Give a Wookiee a knife and send him into a forest in the morning, and by evening he would have carved you a table to eat dinner on - and a house to put it in."


 Notable representatives:
Chewbacca, Lumpy, Itchy, Mala
   
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
For the Dar-Win!
with your host, Charles Darwin

This is a tough call, but I’m going to say, biologically speaking, that these are the most huggable creatures on the list.  Some of the smaller ones, you have to bend down to hug, but here, you just run up with your arms outstretched and if it doesn’t swat you down, you are in for a treat.  A hug treat.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 02, 2012, 05:46:42 PM
3. Wookiee
(152 points, on 12 of 23 lists - Top Vote #4 by DB Barnes)

      

WOOTINI!!!  :P

Man, that was gettin' down to the wire. I was starting to get nervous, but 12 lists and #3!

RRRRAAARRRRGGGGHHH!!!
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Thrifty on July 02, 2012, 06:00:43 PM
I bent my wookie.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 02, 2012, 06:11:33 PM
2. Muppet
(164 points, on 8 of 23 lists - Top Vote #1 by @ScottOTD & Johnny Unusual)

(http://thecandyperfumeboy.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/muppet_show_cast.jpg)
      

Genus: Felt

The Muppets are a group of puppet characters created by Jim Henson starting in 1954–55. Although the term is often used to refer to any puppet that resembles the distinctive style of The Muppet Show, the term is both an informal name and legal trademark owned by the Walt Disney Company in reference to the original characters created by Henson.

Henson has said the word "Muppet" predated the show Sam and Friends. He would sometimes tell people the term had been created by combining the words "marionette" and "puppet", but he also said that it was really just a made-up word.

After earlier unsuccessful attempts, the Walt Disney Company bought the Muppets in 2004.[2] Exceptions include characters appearing on Sesame Street (as they were previously sold to Sesame Workshop, although they have always had creative rights, only reimbursing the Jim Henson Company to create and provide their Muppet characters for their use) and the Fraggles of Fraggle Rock (which are still owned by the Jim Henson Company). The legal trademark on the term "Muppet" is currently held by The Muppets Studio, a wholly owned division of the Walt Disney Company, although Sesame Workshop and the Jim Henson Company continue to occasionally use the term on their characters with certain permissions from Disney.

A common design for a Muppet is a character with a very wide mouth and large protruding eyes.

The puppets are often molded or carved out of various types of foam, and then covered with fleece, fur, or any other felt-like material. Muppets may represent humans, anthropomorphic animals, realistic animals, robots, anthropomorphic objects, extraterrestrial creatures, mythical beings or other unidentified, newly imagined creatures, monsters, or abstract characters.

 Notable representatives:
Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Sam the Eagle, Rowlf, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Beeker, Bounce Bounce, and the Claw
   
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
For the Dar-Win!
with your host, Charles Darwin

I need to put rockets on the Beagle and get to Koozbane some time.  A lot to learn there.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 02, 2012, 06:16:58 PM
Oh god. I didn't know Muppets counted.

Well, this is embarrassing.  :-[
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 02, 2012, 06:18:21 PM
Yeah, I'm surprised so many people thought of it.  Easy to miss, but in the show and such, they are specifically referred to as Muppets, despite the fact that they never expressly say what a muppet is.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: MontyServo on July 02, 2012, 06:19:44 PM

 Notable representatives:
Spock, others (it’s all about Spock)

Also notable for being the only time Kirstie Alley was hot.

(http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/25/saavik.jpg)

Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: MontyServo on July 02, 2012, 06:21:10 PM
Oh god. I didn't know Muppets counted.

Well, this is embarrassing.  :-[

#4 on my list.  Wonder what #1 is going to end up being.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 02, 2012, 06:21:37 PM
1. Dragon
(209 points, on 11 of 23 lists - Top Vote #1 by Darth Geek)

(http://www.wizards.com/magic/images/mtgcom/arcana1000/1589_4.jpg)
      

Genus: Draconis Major

A dragon is a legendary creature, typically with serpentine or reptilian traits, that features in the myths of many cultures. There are two distinct cultural traditions of dragons: the European dragon, derived from European folk traditions and which is ultimately related to Greek and Middle Eastern mythologies, and the Chinese dragon, with counterparts in Japan, Korea and other East Asian countries.

The two traditions may have evolved separately, but have influenced each to a certain extent, particularly with the cross-cultural contact of recent centuries. The English word "dragon" derives from Greek δράκων (drákōn), "dragon, serpent of huge size, water-snake", which probably comes from the verb δρακεῖν (drakeîn) "to see clearly".

A dragon is a mythological representation of a reptile. In antiquity, dragons were mostly envisaged as serpents, but since the Middle Ages, it has become common to depict them with legs, resembling a lizard.

Dragons are usually shown in modern times with a body like a huge lizard, or a snake with two pairs of lizard-type legs, and able to emit fire from their mouths. The European dragon has bat-type wings growing from its back. A dragon-like creature with no front legs is known as a wyvern.


 Notable representatives:
The big one from the Hobbit (spoiler alert), the one from the “Red-Cross Knight”, the ones in every video game ever and countless others
   
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg/225px-Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron,_1968.jpg)
For the Dar-Win!
with your host, Charles Darwin

The acme of evolution.  Granted, that would seem to go against certain things I’ve written about the nature of evolution but these guys rule.  WOOOO!
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Tripe on July 02, 2012, 06:24:03 PM
Draco Nobilis
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 02, 2012, 06:24:41 PM
Yeah, I'm surprised so many people thought of it.  Easy to miss, but in the show and such, they are specifically referred to as Muppets, despite the fact that they never expressly say what a muppet is.

I mean, there are people and animals and monsters and god knows what. I guess that just never registered as a race or a species. Oh well, it wouldn't have changed the top spot, anyway.

Cool, dragons. Had a feeling from the get-go they were gonna come out on top.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: MontyServo on July 02, 2012, 06:26:05 PM
Well here is my list.

1. Tentacles (Maniac Mansion and Day of the Tentacle video games)
2. Living Toys (like in the Toy Story films)
3. House Elves (like Dobby in Harry Potter)
4. Muppets (Sesame Street & The Muppet Show)
5. Martians
6. Hypnotoads (Futurama)
7. Bugs (as in Starship Troopers)
8. Observers (MST3K)
9. Smurfs
10. Visitors (V)
11. Q continuum (Star Trek)
12. Oompa Loompas
13. Xenomorph (Alien films)
14. Tusken Raiders
15. Werewolves
16. Mandrakes (plant from Harry Potter)
17. Body Snatchers (Invasion of the...)
18. Giant Spiders (As in Giant Spider Invasion)
19. Gargoyles
20. Intellegent talking Apes (Planet of the Apes films and Bobo from MSt3K)
21. Unicorns
22. Borg (Star Trek)
23. Dragons
24. Giants
25. Vampires

Not sure if my vote for house elves was included in the Elves vote total or not.

Great job with this one, J.U.!   :clap:
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 02, 2012, 06:26:33 PM
That's it folks!  Thanks for participating and making this a great list.  I was going to list other things I wish made it, but I think that's what the looking at the list after the event is for.  I'll put mine up later and say I was originally very disheartened when I was the only one who voted for my number 2 (and a lot of number 1's sadly didn't make it.)

Draco Nobilis

My mistake.  Does that come from a specific dealy or is that just an excepted classification for a thing that doesn't exist.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 02, 2012, 06:27:12 PM
Not sure if my vote for house elves was included in the Elves vote total or not.

Nope, as there were 2 individual House Elf entries.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Thrifty on July 02, 2012, 06:27:26 PM
Here's how you draw a dragon.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 02, 2012, 06:30:43 PM
Outstanding job on the list, Johnny. That may have been your funniest commentary to date.Many much laughing on this one.

 :clap:

Here's mine. Did pretty well towards the end, there.

1. Mogwai
2. Jawa
3. Elf
4. Wookiee
5. Dragon
6. Oompa-Loompa
7. Predator
8. Goblin
9. Borg
10. Ent
11. Vulcan

12. Nibblonian
13. Hippogriff
14. Dwarf
15. Dire Wolf
16. Hobbit
17. Xenomorph

18. Kowakian Monkey-Lizard
19. Sleestak
20. Kaminoan
21. Dementor
22. Ape
23. Pixie
24. Babel Fish
25. E.T.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 02, 2012, 06:38:54 PM
Actually, I think I'll just post my list now.


1. The Muppets
2. The Bizarros
3. Mogwai
4. Goblins
5. The Fairy
6. Mutants (Marvel)
7. Hobbits

8. Candy People
9. Xenomorphs
10. Gremlins
11. Wookies
12. Skeksis

13. The Pod People (AKA Body Snatchers)
14. Daleks
15. Tralfamadorians
16. The New Gods
17. The Parliament of Trees
18. Ewoks
19. Time Lords
20. The Klingons

21. Vampires
22. The Vulcans
23. Yokai
24. Werewolves
25. The Skrulls

I totally get people not voting for things like the Parliament of Trees or Candy People (though I think there was a boost from Invader Quirk) but I REALLY wanted the Bizarros to make it, even if just at the very end.  There a little creepy, but mostly endearing in their crazy backwards planet of Htrae (which is, of course, a square).

(http://www.asitecalledfred.com/comics101/images/2003/sep24/tookind.jpg)
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-td5Nvk9Rx4k/T098YZfdFBI/AAAAAAAACGo/K8nQKWq2WPQ/s1600/bizarro+tokyo.jpg)
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lDZ1K2Gbhh8/T-ZpQ0TYzbI/AAAAAAAAE6I/Pt8aUSxh9CA/s1600/bizarro-world.jpg)
(http://prairiefirenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/bizarro-world.jpg)
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110925033824/marvel_dc/images/7/7c/Bizarro_Batman_All-Star_Superman_001.jpg)

Also, I was going to bust out Bizarro Charles Darwin.  Here's what he looks like:

(http://www.outreach.com/Events/performerimages/kirk_cameron/kirk_cameron03_l.jpg)
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: wurwolf on July 02, 2012, 06:44:54 PM
Shit, I am kicking myself for missing both the Observers (!!!) and the dire wolf!

Agreed with DB's observation that you did a great job on the list, Johnny. The commentaries were awesome and For the Dar-Win was perhaps the most inspired bit I've seen since Krampus' commentary.

Here's my list. I didn't stray very far from the more obvious choices.

1. Werewolf
2. Dragon
3. Moomin
4. Lombax
5. Great Old Ones/Elder Gods
6. Irken

7. Brownies
8. Aswang
9. Fables (Bill Willingham comic)

10. Kaiju (but really just Godzilla)
11. Chupacabra
12. Shoggoth
13. Greek Gods
14. Shinigami
15. Mermaid
16. Golem
17. Jawa
18. Faun

19. Lake monster (Nessie, Tianchi monster, etc)
20.. Triceratops
21. Bigfoot/Sasquatch/Yeti
22. Kappa
23. Transformers
24. Sleestak
25. Giant

I would have liked to have seen Shinigami make the list but oh well.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: MontyServo on July 02, 2012, 06:48:21 PM
The commentaries were awesome and For the Dar-Win was perhaps the most inspired bit I've seen since Krampus' commentary.

Agreed.  The bar has been set pretty high for whoever does future lists.  I know if and when I ever host another one I am going to be putting a lot more effort into being entertaining.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on July 02, 2012, 06:53:09 PM
I think this is the second list that I've neglected to vote for Dragons. I don't know how I do it.

Great list overall, still. I second what folks are saying on the commentaries, that'll be a tough act to follow. I don't have my list on this computer, and by the time I get to it this will be a thing of the past, so let me just say that I'm somewhat ashamed that none of you saw fit to go with these guys:
http://www.youtube.com/v/PaXEzvosnSE?version=3&hl=en_US
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 02, 2012, 06:56:57 PM
Awww p'shaw!  You guys.  I'm blushing.

Shinigami are pretty cool too.

(http://images.wikia.com/deathnote/images/8/88/Ryuk2.jpg)

LOTS of great things didn't make it.  I actually have a confession.  I haven't seen much Invader Zim, but while I like what I've seen (just 3 or 4 eps a few years ago) I didn't think much of the Irkens.  They seemed like pretty generic invaders.  When they got up high, I was a little dissappointed, thinking "oh, it was chosen probably because the show was funny, not because the race is anything special."  So it made me happy that when it placed, you guys where in fact talking about what made the race and their culture cool, rather than just what a funny show it is.  This made me happy, and restored my faith in what makes fandom great... focusing on the details.  BTW, if you like Invader Zim, read Johnny the Homicidal Maniac and Squee, Jhonan Vasquez's far less kid friendly comics.

"Death... worse than... Goth poetry..."
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 02, 2012, 06:59:29 PM
I would have liked to have seen Shinigami make the list but oh well.

(http://i.imgur.com/wa1Oa.png)

I totally spaced on Shingami! How could I forget Ryuk and his ilk? I love the Death Note movies.

 :-[
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 02, 2012, 06:59:49 PM
Great list overall, still. I second what folks are saying on the commentaries, that'll be a tough act to follow.

Thanks again.  I feed off compliments like the very vampires you didn't vote for (no, they are cool, I swear.  Just give them another few years!  They'll make a comeback!).  Anyway, voting for the next list has begun!  Here!:
http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=25412.0
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Tripe on July 02, 2012, 07:01:06 PM
Here's mine:

1.   The Tuatha Dé Danann
2.   Timelords
3.   Satyrs
4.   Kobolds/Goblins
5.   Nac Mac Feegle/Pictsies (Discworld)
6.   Leanan sídhe
7.   Inccubi/Succubi
8.   The Vanir
9.   Red Martians (Barsoom)
10.   Trolls (Discworld)
11.   Jötar
12.   Ghede Loa
13.   Kitsune
14.   Djinn
15.   Vanaras
16.   Dwarves (Discworld)
17.   Shadows (Babylon 5)
18.   Deep Ones
19.   Hamadryads
20.   Mermaids
21.   Selkies
22.   Nightgaunts
23.   Triffids
24.   Byakhee
25.   Skeksis
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Russell on July 02, 2012, 07:17:46 PM
25. The Ferengi
24. Trandoshans
23. The Marklars (South park)
22. The Bajorans
21. Omnicronians(Futurama)
20. Jem’Hadar
19.  Kilrathi (Wing Commander)
18. Space pirates (Metroid)
17. Daleks
16. Quintessons (Transformers)
15. The Nazgul
14. Romulans
13. Chiss (Star Wars)
12. Kryptonians
11. The Founders(Star Trek: DS9)
10. Predators
9. The Borg
8. The Ainur
7. Sanghelli (Halo)
6. Cardassians
5. Transformers
4. Mandalorians
3. Vulcans
2. Klingons
1. The Q
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: lassieface on July 02, 2012, 07:27:57 PM
1. Time Lords (Doctor Who)
2. Asari (Mass Effect)
3. Wizards (Harry Potter)
4. Quarians (Mass Effect)
5. Unicorns
6. Combine (Half Life)
7. Silfen (The Commonwealth Saga) - I think James Cameron stole the idea of the Navi from this
8. Salarians (Mass Effect)
9. Wookies (Star Wars)
10. Babel Fish (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
11. The Weeping Angels (Doctor Who)
12. The Colossi (Shadow of the Colossus)
13. Cylons (Battlestar Galactica)
14. Geth (Mass Effect)
15. Silurians (Doctor Who)
16. The Great Old Ones
17. Krakens (D&D)
18. Xenomorphs (Alien)
19. Fuzzies (Fuzzy Nation)
20. Hobbits (The Hobbit)
21. The Sith (Star Wars)
22. Daleks (Doctor Who)
23. Turians (Mass Effect)
24. Vulcans (Star Trek)
25. Vogons (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

One of my first choices was invalid due to it being a single being (not a species) - The Midnight Entity from Doctor Who.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Darth Geek on July 02, 2012, 08:06:55 PM
Woooo! The Muppets made it! I was concerned people had forgotten them, but you all impressed me.

Here is my list:

1. Dragons
2. Muppets
3. Werewolves
4. Xenomorphs (Alien movie series)
5. Gremlins (not Mogwai, movie Gremlins)
6. Skekses (Dark Crystal)
7. Mutants (X-Men)
8. Transformers (Transformers)
9. Kaiju (giant monsters from Godzilla type monster movies)
10. Minataurs (D&D)
11. Terminators
12. Mermaids
13. Skeletons (Jason and the Argonauts)
14. The Old Ones (Cthulhu, H.P. Lovecraft)
15. The Thing (The Thing)
16. Klowns (Killer Klowns From Outer Space)
17. Predators (Predator 1&2)
18. Vampires (of the non-sparkly variety)
19. Vulcans (Star Trek)
20. Creature from the Black Lagoon
21. Zombies
22. String pupets (Strings)
23. Harpies
24. Feast creatures (Feast 1-3)
25. Bigfoot



Honorable Mentions:

Wookalars (The Private Eyes)
Whatever the hell Tommy Wiseau is
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: therul on July 02, 2012, 08:10:46 PM
21. Smurf
(69 points, on 4 of 23 lists - Top Vote #1 by Mrs Dick Courier & Therul)

(http://thebadhabit.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/the-smurfs.jpg)
   

Genus: Smurf


 Notable representatives:
Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Brainy Smurf, No'-As-Big-As-Medium-Sized-Smurf-But-Bigger-than-Wee-Smurf Smurf


this was number on on my list, by my wife's request.  I think she has a stuffed No'-As-Big-As-Medium-Sized-Smurf-But-Bigger-than-Wee-Smurf Smurf doll.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Coragale on July 02, 2012, 08:16:31 PM
I'm annoyed that the Formics didn't make it, but otherwise, I'm ok with this.

1. Formics
2. Pequeninos
3. Elves
4. Dragons
5. Ents
6. Dwarves
7. My Little Ponies
8. Centaurs
9. Halflings
10. Beastmen (Gurren Lagann)
11. Orcs/Goblins
12. Wookies
13. Minotaur
14. Merfolk
15. Dryads
16. Gnomes
17. Homunculus
18. Trolls
19. Griffon
20. Sphinx
21. Faeries
22. Sylphs
23. Jotunn
24. Vulcan
25. Space Marines
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: therul on July 02, 2012, 08:27:17 PM
my list

1 Smurfs
2 Fraggles
3 Dwarfs
4 Ents
5 Elves
6 Satyers
7 Luxan (Farscape)
8 Vulcan
9 Nac Mac Feegle
10 Ton Ton (Starwars)
11 Wookies
12 Troll
13 Gingerbread Men
14 Angels
15 Demons
16 Banshee
17 Siren
18 Delvian
19 Gremlin
20 Transformers
21 Skitters
22 Centars
23 Minotar
24 Wizards
25 nice humans or hynerians.  your pick...
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Russell on July 02, 2012, 08:30:41 PM
14 Angels
You DO realize some people are going to be offended by your assumption that they're fictional, right? I'm one of them.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: D.B. Barnes on July 02, 2012, 08:47:36 PM
14 Angels
You DO realize some people are going to be offended by your assumption that they're fictional, right? I'm one of them.

And I hope to god he's not implying that Gingerbread Men aren't real. Because if they're not, then who the fuck did I take a bite out of under that freeway overpass Friday night?!?
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Russell on July 02, 2012, 08:49:08 PM
And I hope to god he's not implying that Gingerbread Men aren't real. Because if they're not, then who the fuck did I take a bite out of under that freeway overpass Friday night?!?
Maybe it was Mcgruff?
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Asbestos Bill on July 02, 2012, 08:59:20 PM
I'm seeing a fair amount of consensus on some entries that didn't make it, such as Babel Fish. They must have been close... I'm also mildly disappointed at the lack of Zelda and Mario enemies. Great list, though, and great writeups from Darwin.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

1. Mushi
2. Pikmin
3. Catbusses
4. Sky Bison (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
5. Pequeninos / "Piggies"
6. Wookies
7. Ents
8. Susuwatari (the soot sprites from various Studio Ghibli films)
9. Grue (Zork)
10. Oni
11. The simple Hyperchicken
12. Babelfish
13. Irken
14. Time Lords
15. Lumpy Space People ("Oh, my, Glob. I cahn't believe you fohrgot LSP and like all her best friends! I'm never speaking to you again, like, evar.")
16. Totoro
17. Yoshi
18. The Cuties (The fierce little guys that just fall apart in Adventure Time)
19. Kodama
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
20. Lizalfos ("Aah-AHK!")
21. Nibblonians
22. Moblins (The Legend of Zelda: Windwaker)
23. Shadows (Babylon 5)
24. Piranha Plants (Super Mario)
25. Shinigami


On my list of about 70, I did have Candy People, as well as the Rump People and the Pagelings. I'm pretty surprised that (my) Little Ponies made it on, since they were bumped down to 34 on my list. I also had Trandoshan and Djinn down there; kudos to those who included them.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Asbestos Bill on July 02, 2012, 09:02:30 PM
LOTS of great things didn't make it.  I actually have a confession.  I haven't seen much Invader Zim, but while I like what I've seen (just 3 or 4 eps a few years ago) I didn't think much of the Irkens.  They seemed like pretty generic invaders.  When they got up high, I was a little dissappointed, thinking "oh, it was chosen probably because the show was funny, not because the race is anything special."  So it made me happy that when it placed, you guys where in fact talking about what made the race and their culture cool, rather than just what a funny show it is.  This made me happy, and restored my faith in what makes fandom great... focusing on the details.

That's also why I (almost) included My Little Ponies, actually. They have an interesting society, in which, for example, they have to do a lot of labor to change the seasons (at least it's a lot of labor when you don't use magic) as seen in Winter Wrap-Up.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Coragale on July 02, 2012, 09:31:43 PM
I just noticed something. Johnny, you DID count my vote for halflings toward hobbits, them being interchangeable names in the books, didn't you?
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Pak-Man on July 02, 2012, 09:50:48 PM
Well it looks like I'm the only one who considered Toons...

1. Toons (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Tiny Toons, Etc..)
2. Yoshis (Super Mario Brothers)
3. Cybertronians (Transformers)
4. Asari (Mass Effect)
5. Rancor (Star Wars)
6. Keronian (Sgt. Frog)
7. Muppet
8. Gremlin
9. Dragon
10. Hutt (Star Wars)
11. Cyclops
12. Irken (Invader Zim)
13. Centaur
14. Gnome
15. Imp
16. Dwarf
17. Hobbit
18. Tribble
19. Metroid
20. Eternian (He-Man)
21. Succubus
22. Zombie
23. Dryad
24. Golem
25. Fairy
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: ColeStratton on July 03, 2012, 12:47:01 AM
Pretty good list -- I love the Muppets and would have included them IF I thought they counted. I mean, the Muppets are Henson creations, but they are people, rats, pigs, frogs, etc. Not really a "fictional species." But whatever--I'll never object to them being included!

But man o man o man...

How could I be the only one who voted for fucking ALF?!?!?!?!? He wears Hawaiian shirts, eats cats and plays Boullibaseball back on Melmac. In fact, none of my top 5 made it. Luck Dragons! Critters! C'MON!

Here's my list:

1.   ALFs  (Alf)
2.   Crites (Critters)
3.   Luckdragons (The Never Ending Story)
4.   Thermians (Galaxy Quest)
5.   Triffids (Day of the Triffids)
6.   Mogwai (Gremlins)
7.   Skeksis (The Dark Crystal)

8.   Snorks (Snorks)
9.   Land Shark (Saturday Night Live)
10.   Oompa-Loompas (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
11.   Sleestaks (Land of the Lost)
12.   Morlocks (The Time Machine)
13.   Green Martians (John Carter series)
14.   Jaguar Shark (The Life Aquatic)
15.   ROUS (Rodents of Unusual Size) (The Princess Bride)
16.   Sasquatches
17.   House Elves (Harry Potter)
18.   The Borg (Star Trek the Next Generation)
19.   Wookies (Star Wars)
20.   Vulcans (Star Trek)
21.   Alien Xenomorphs (Aliens)
22.   Ewoks (Star Wars)

23.   Direwolves (Game of Thrones)
24.   Klingons (Star Trek)
25.   Mak’Tar (Galaxy Quest)
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: goflyblind on July 03, 2012, 04:20:56 AM
01. Nac Mac Feegle (Discworld)
02. Q (Star Trek)
03. Tauren (Warcraft)
04. Vulcan (Star Trek)
05. Aesir (Norse mythology)
06. Muppet
07. Adipose (Doctor Who)
08. Hermit Elephant (Discworld)
09. Draco vulgaris (Discworld swamp dragon)
10. Nibblonian (Futurama)
11. Ewok (Star Wars)
12. Tralfamadorian (Vonnegut novels)
13. Dalek (Doctor Who)
14. Neutral (Futurama)
15. Auditors (Discworld)
16. Fraggle
17. Elder Thing (At the Mountains of Madness)
18. Endless (Sandman comics)
19. Flying mounts of the Nazgul (LotR)
20. Prawn (District 9)
21. Koala People (Ugly Americans)
22. Judoon (Doctor Who)
23. Maltese tiger
24. Spice Worm (Dune)
25. Murloc (Warcraft)
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 03, 2012, 04:23:08 AM
If it makes you feel better, you were not the only person who voted Luck Dragon.

But personally, I remember that scene where Falcor was injected with something and we see he has both fur and scales.  Something about that skeeved me out when I was a kid.

How could I be the only one who voted for fucking ALF?!?!?!?!? He wears Hawaiian shirts, eats cats and plays Boullibaseball back on Melmac. In fact, none of my top 5 made it.

Another excuse to post this hilariously disturbing re-edit:
http://www.youtube.com/v/MZERfeh7n4Q
I just noticed something. Johnny, you DID count my vote for halflings toward hobbits, them being interchangeable names in the books, didn't you?

Nope.  Never read the books, so I assumed you were referring to the D&D race, which are not Hobbits, though analogous.  If you wanted to vote Hobbits, maybe you should have made it a bit more clear.  These things aren't obvious to everyone, I'm afraid.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: goflyblind on July 03, 2012, 04:41:09 AM
10.   Trolls (Discworld)

the thing i love about them is how their intelligence is tied to temperature.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Tripe on July 03, 2012, 05:15:44 AM
Yep, that and their counting system is what put them on the list for me.

And you had the other of the three main groups from Norse Mythology which I didn't have.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: ScottotD on July 03, 2012, 06:51:23 AM




How could I be the only one who voted for fucking ALF?!?!?!?!?

Melmacians?
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Asbestos Bill on July 03, 2012, 07:03:01 AM
22. Judoon (Doctor Who)

No.Show.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: wurwolf on July 03, 2012, 07:16:12 AM
I think kaiju (Godzilla, etc.) must have just missed the list, since Darth Geek and I both had them in the top half of ours. It sounds like that happened a few times -- some species I would have assumed would probably make the list didn't.

I am surprised to see the Muppets make the list, because as Cole pointed out, they are made up of other species.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: ScottotD on July 03, 2012, 07:18:27 AM
Muppets
Mogwai
Xenomorphs
Time Lords
Mutants - X-Men
Goblins - Labryinth
Betelgeusians (Hitchhiker's Guide)
The Thing - The Thing
Yautja (Predators)
Replicants (Blade Runner)
Robots - Futurama
Martians - Mars Attacks
Vogons (Hitchhiker's Guide)
Graboids (Tremors)
Pod People (Invasion of the Body Snatchers)
Magratheans (Hitchhiker's Guide)
The peoples of Omicron Persei 8 (Futurama)
Wookies
Prawns (District 9)
Fraggles (Fraggle Rock)
Kryptonians
The "Yep Yep Yep, Bariiiing Bariiiiiiing" aliens (Sesame Street)
Klingons
Wherever Morbo's from (Futurama)
The Borg
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 03, 2012, 07:20:09 AM
I think kaiju (Godzilla, etc.) must have just missed the list, since Darth Geek and I both had them in the top half of ours. It sounds like that happened a few times -- some species I would have assumed would probably make the list didn't.

I am surprised to see the Muppets make the list, because as Cole pointed out, they are made up of other species.

True, but in the Muppet Show they refer to themselves as muppets and though they don't refer to humans as such, they are acknowledged as not being muppets.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: MontyServo on July 03, 2012, 07:32:54 AM
I am surprised to see the Muppets make the list, because as Cole pointed out, they are made up of other species.

I was thinking that they are made up of a bunch of different sub-species, but the main species is still Muppet.

I am sad that no one remembered the Tentacles from Day of the Tentacle.  Best game ever!

And I guess the toys from Toy Story would fall under the same category as Muppets - lots of different sub-species under the same main species of Living Toys.  Too bad no one else thought of them.  Would Ted be in that category too as a Living Toy, I would say yes.

Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Asbestos Bill on July 03, 2012, 07:34:38 AM
If I had voted for Snits and Runnandgetums, would anyone have gotten the reference?
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: ScottotD on July 03, 2012, 07:43:30 AM
I am surprised to see the Muppets make the list, because as Cole pointed out, they are made up of other species.

I was thinking that they are made up of a bunch of different sub-species, but the main species is still Muppet.


Yep, Uncle Deadly said almost exactly that.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Invader_quirk on July 03, 2012, 07:44:39 AM
I voted for Muppets but I did not expect anybody else to. I'm really really surprised no Futurama stuff showed up, especially considering how many instances of "Nibblonian" I'm seeing on these lists. I'm also shocked that there's no Zelda. I have to admit that I'm disappointed by "Dragons" as the top spot, mainly because I'm not as interested in such broad entries. "Dragons" varies so much, from awesome to just the worst (Dragon Tales). I really prefer something specific with more concrete information, but MOST dragons are pretty cool, so it's not so bad.

Anyway, here's my list:

1 Irkens (Invader Zim)   
2 Ponies (MLP Friendship is Magic)   
3 Pikmin (Pikmin)   
4 Catbuses (My Neighbor Totoro)   [The existence of a Catbus race is confirmed in the Ghibli short film "Mai and the Kittenbus"]
5 Mushi (Mushi-shi)   

6 Pokemon   
7 Kremlings (Donkey Kong Country)   
8 Gorons (Zelda)   
9 Kodama (Princess Mononoke)   
10 Yoshis (Mario Universe)
11 Toads (Mario Universe)   
12 Muppets   
13 Koopas (Mario Universe)   
14 Sky Bison (Avatar the Last Airbender)   
15 Metroids (Metroid)   
16 Wookies (Star Wars) 
17 Piranha plants (Mario Universe)   
18 Neutrals (Futurama)   
19 Timelords (Doctor Who)  
20 Hyper-chickens (Futurama)   
21 Candy People (Adventure Time)   
22 Bones (Bone)   
23 Vortians (Invader Zim)   
24 Space Pirates (Metroid)   
25 Planet Jackers (Invader Zim)
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 03, 2012, 08:48:57 AM
A bit of Futurama stuff almost made it (Nibblonians, Omicronians, even Hyper-Chickens, though I think that's mostly because it's fun to say) but none pulled it out in the end.

On I just remembered hoping to make it but didn't was the Scissormen of Orqwith from Grant Morrison's trippy Doom Patrol series.  They were the first big bad guys of the series and it really set the mood.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Basically, the come from a reality accidentally created in an experimental book called "the Book with No Name" that is fraught with contradictions and paradoxes.  The Scissormen act as a vangaurd spouting nonsense sentences and using their big scissors not to kill people but to cut them out of reality.  When they cut you, you are turned into a man-shaped white void and yourselves are brought to Orqwith as mindless hollow people.  Spooky stuff.  Doom Patrol wasn't one of Morrison's best, but it was so imaginitive and idiosyncratic that I felt it really made up for it's shortcomings.  Plus, it introduced Flex Mentallo: Man of Muscle Mystery!
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Russell on July 03, 2012, 10:42:30 AM
Gumbys from Monty Python maybe should have been runners up... like maybe 151st place or so.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on July 03, 2012, 10:51:13 AM
Good list, even though I only had 16 on mine, there were a lot of them on the top 50. 

Glad to see the Luckdragon, love my Neverending Story, and the Fraggles, wondered if anyone else would think of them.  Ashamed that I didn't even think of the Xmen or the Transformers though.

Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Russell on July 03, 2012, 10:56:03 AM
Good list, even though I only had 16 on mine, there were a lot of them on the top 50. 
Glad to see the Luckdragon, love my Neverending Story, and the Fraggles, wondered if anyone else would think of them.  Ashamed that I didn't even think of the Xmen or the Transformers though.
Only 7 of mine made the list at all.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: CJones on July 03, 2012, 11:11:27 AM
Okay, here's mine

Fictional Species LoC

1 Ur-Quan, the best villains ever, from one of the best games ever, Star Control 2 (also known as The Ur-Quan Masters)
2 Sandworm, aka Shai-Hulud. From my all time favorite book, Dune.
3 Dragon
4 Skeksis
5 Klingon
6 Alien. As in from the Alien movies.
7 Unicorn. More because of The Last Unicorn than My Little Pony.
8 Dalek

9  Nymph
10 The Borg
11 Hobbit

12 Goa'uld
13 Predator. If this species has an actual name, I don't know what it is.
14 The Arachnids, aka Bugs, from Starship Troopers.
15 Gummi Bear
16 Klackon. From Master of Orion and Master of Magic, two of my favorite games.
17 Spathi. Also from Star Control 2.
18 Cardassian
19 Kilrathi
20 Cylon
21 Mermaid
22 Transformer

23 Thundercat
24 Vulcan
25 Wookie


I want to explain a little about my #1. Star Control was originally a series of three PC games, and Star Control 2 is universally considered to be the best by far. It was ported to the 3DO and given full voice acting. When the 3DO failed, the game's code was released as freeware, and someone with the handle "ToysForBob" reverse engineered the 3DO version back to the PC, and renamed it "The Ur-Quan Masters". The game is now available for free.

What makes the Ur-Quan interesting is that, while they're aggressive, and the main villains, they're not actually evil. They have a good reason for what they do. They were enslaved for thousands of years by a mind controlling race, the Dnyarri, who forced them to annihilate all other sentient life. They eventually discovered that extreme pain could brake the mind control. They decided they would never be slaves again. But they broke into two factions: The Kzer-Za wanted to enslave or thrall all other life. They'd live, but not be a threat. The Kohr-Ah wanted to destroy all other life. They decided to move in opposite directions around the galaxy, and when they'd meet again, they'd have they're final battle. Which is when the game takes place.

I strongly recommend this game to any PC gamer. And just to remind you, it's free.     




 
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: a pretty girl is like on July 03, 2012, 12:56:42 PM
1.   Asgardians (Marvel Comics)
2.   Fables (Vertigo Comics)
3.   The Endless
4.   Aswang
5.   Lombaxes
6.   Dragons
7.   Moomins
8.   Uplifted Mammals (neo-chimpanzees, neo-dolphins, neo-dogs,  neo-gorillas/Garthlings)
9.   Scissormen
10.   Galadorians (ROM, Space Knight, bitches!)
11.   Hobbits
12.   Werewolfs
13.   Tharks (Green Martians)
14.   Tymbrimi
15.   Great Old Ones
16.   Dwarves
17.   New Gods
18.   5th Dimension Imps
19.   White Apes
20.   Vulcans
21.   Klingons
22.   Jawas
23.   Wookies
24.   Skrulls
25.   Kree

I was really hoping The Endless would make the list.  I thought maybe Tripe would have them on his.  You have failed me for the last time, dear boy.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 03, 2012, 01:04:12 PM
I was really hoping The Endless would make the list.  I thought maybe Tripe would have them on his.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4108/5054205455_4e44bdf8a2.jpg)

Hey, I was counting on you to bring in the Bizarros.  You got close with 5th Dimensional Imps.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: a pretty girl is like on July 03, 2012, 01:16:43 PM
I briefly considered adding the poppuppians on my list.  But I have this theory that The Impossible Man is the only one of his kind and the entire planet is simply another manifestation of himself that he's simply forgotten about.  This same theory can also apply to The Q.

Also me am not really a fan of Bizarro.  (Or does that mean I am a fan?) 
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
  I wouldn't mind having one of those medals though.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: goflyblind on July 03, 2012, 01:30:25 PM
I was really hoping The Endless would make the list.  I thought maybe Tripe would have them on his.  You have failed me for the last time, dear boy.

but i done good, pa!
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on July 03, 2012, 02:25:49 PM
I was really hoping The Endless would make the list.  I thought maybe Tripe would have them on his.  You have failed me for the last time, dear boy.

but i done good, pa!

I considered them, but didn't really consider this family to be applicable for this list.

I notice I've been having this problem a lot in this list, even where it would've been okay.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: therul on July 04, 2012, 06:16:21 AM
14 Angels
You DO realize some people are going to be offended by your assumption that they're fictional, right? I'm one of them.
I do, that is why GOD is not on my list.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Tripe on July 04, 2012, 06:22:03 AM
Well if by GOD you mean the Judeo-Christian one, or Yahweh to give him his proper name, he'd not count for this list anyway, being a species of one. But to Gunflyer's post, I have a bunch of entries on my list that people believe in as actual, living gods, so what? Until I get a knock on the door and I see Freya standing before me*, she and her relative stay in the fictional camp.


* Ooh and that would be a situation where I'd be overjoyed to be proved wrong, yes indeedy.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: therul on July 04, 2012, 06:26:40 AM
Yes, I was being a smart ass.  (surprise it's the internet)
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 04, 2012, 06:34:08 AM
Well if by GOD you mean the Judeo-Christian one, or Yahweh to give him his proper name, he'd not count for this list anyway, being a species of one. But to Gunflyer's post, I have a bunch of entries on my list that people believe in as actual, living gods, so what? Until I get a knock on the door and I see Freya standing before me*, she and her relative stay in the fictional camp.

I have my cousin's child is named Freya.  Does that count?
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: goflyblind on July 04, 2012, 06:35:07 AM
Well if by GOD you mean the Judeo-Christian one, or Yahweh to give him his proper name, he'd not count for this list anyway, being a species of one. But to Gunflyer's post, I have a bunch of entries on my list that people believe in as actual, living gods, so what? Until I get a knock on the door and I see Freya standing before me*, she and her relative stay in the fictional camp.

I have my cousin's child is named Freya.  Does that count?

you've kidnapped your cousin's kid? :o
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Tripe on July 04, 2012, 06:37:11 AM
Well if by GOD you mean the Judeo-Christian one, or Yahweh to give him his proper name, he'd not count for this list anyway, being a species of one. But to Gunflyer's post, I have a bunch of entries on my list that people believe in as actual, living gods, so what? Until I get a knock on the door and I see Freya standing before me*, she and her relative stay in the fictional camp.

I have my cousin's child is named Freya.  Does that count?
Does she have a brother called Freyr and do they control fertility for all mankind?
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 04, 2012, 06:39:17 AM
Well if by GOD you mean the Judeo-Christian one, or Yahweh to give him his proper name, he'd not count for this list anyway, being a species of one. But to Gunflyer's post, I have a bunch of entries on my list that people believe in as actual, living gods, so what? Until I get a knock on the door and I see Freya standing before me*, she and her relative stay in the fictional camp.

I have my cousin's child is named Freya.  Does that count?
Does she have a brother called Freyr and do they control fertility for all mankind?

She has a brother name Lief and they like to play hide and seek in the basement.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Tripe on July 04, 2012, 06:42:18 AM
I'm going to say close but no, your cousins Asatru by any chance?
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: ScottotD on July 04, 2012, 06:44:23 AM
14 Angels
You DO realize some people are going to be offended by your assumption that they're fictional, right? I'm one of them.
I do, that is why GOD is not on my list.

Yeah, I had 'Gods' on my list for a while but deleted it to avoid a panty-bunching outbreak
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: wurwolf on July 04, 2012, 08:05:51 AM
Well if by GOD you mean the Judeo-Christian one, or Yahweh to give him his proper name, he'd not count for this list anyway, being a species of one. But to Gunflyer's post, I have a bunch of entries on my list that people believe in as actual, living gods, so what? Until I get a knock on the door and I see Freya standing before me*, she and her relative stay in the fictional camp.

I have my cousin's child is named Freya.  Does that count?
Does she have a brother called Freyr and do they control fertility for all mankind?

She have a brother name Lief and they like to play hide and seek in the basement.

Same thing.
Title: Re: List of Crap 61: Top 50 Fictional Species/Races Countdown
Post by: Tripe on July 04, 2012, 08:07:30 AM
Bless you Faith, for going there so I didn't have to. ;)