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it' s runny now science fiction universes so
often treat humans as a smog. default
everyman species or even the weakest and
I ward to see a set it universe where were
actually considered one or the more hideous
and terrifying species
How do we know our saliva and skin oils
wouldn' t be to most other
sapient rates? What if we actually have the
strongest vocal chords and can paralyze or kill
the inhabitants of other worlds lust by
screaming at thorn? Wrist " most sentient the in
the universe toms out to he and
lives in fear or us rare "animal" races who can
move so quickly and chew shit up with our
Like that old story “they' re made or meat." only
we' re scarier.
HOLY SHE!" THEY EAT FOR FUN
YOU GUYS I HEARD A HUMAN ONCE ATE AN
A HUMAN CAN KEEP FIGHTING FOR HOURS EVEN
AFTER Yoo SHOOT IT
humans are a proud warrior race with a pantheon
or bloody gods. named. Schwarzenegger. etc
A LIME WILL NOT FATALLY
INCAPACITATE HUMANS; ALWAYS DEST ROY THE
WARNING: HUMANS CAN DETECT YOU EVEN AT
NIGHT BY TRACKING ) NS THROUGH THE
WARNING: HUMANS CAN AT A
RATE OF 1 PER DESTROY
THE HUMAN MOUTH HAS OVER THIRTY
OUTCROPS OF BONE AND POWERFUL JAIN
HUMAN BITES CAN BE FAHNAY INFECTIOUS
EVEN TO OTHER Htj MANS
WARNING. HANS CAN AND IMLU USE
WEAPONS SEE CLASSIFIED DATA
LABELED J. CHAN.
HUMANS CAN PROJECT BIOWEAPONS FROM
ALMOST EVERY ON THEIR BODY DO
OH GOD THE HUMANS FIGURED OUT DOOR
HANDLES OH GOD OH GOD
More mood sly. humans do have a number or
advantages even among Terrestrial the our endurance-
shock resistance. and ability to recover from injury is
absurdly high compared to almost any other animal. We
often use the phrase "healthy as a horse" to connote
hes moms - but compared to a human. a horse is as
fragile as spun glass There' s mounting evidence that
our primitive ancestors would hunt large prey simply by
following it at a walking pace. without sleep or rest until
it died of exhaustion: it' s called pursuit predation.
Basically. we' re the Denominator.
The only other animal that can sort or keep up with us’?
Dogs Thats why we use them for hunting. And even
then, its only “sort or.)
Now extrapolate that to a galaxy in which most sapient
the did not evolve front mused pursuit
o our strength and speed is nothing to write home
abate. but we don' t need ta overpower or outrun
you. We Just need to outlast you - and try any
other species‘ standards. we gust plain don' t get
o Where a smote broken leg will ca use most
species to go into shock and die. we can recover
from virtually any injury that' s not immediately
fatal. Even train' istic isn' t
Hesse my a injury fora human.
o we heat ohm injuries with extreme rapidity.
recovering in weeks from wounds that would take
others months or years to heal. The results aren' t
pretty - humans have hyperactive scar tissue.
our other traits - but
they' re highly functional.
it Speaking of scarring. look at our medical science.
we developed surgery centuries before
developing even the most
anesthetics or life support in , humans
have been known to whom surgery on
themselves - and survive. Thanks to our
extreme heartedness., we regard as routine medical
procedures what most other species would regard
as inventive forms or murder We even perform
radical surgery on ourselves for purely cosmetic
in essence, we' d be Space on
I do nope you realize t' m going to be pic king up this stud and
running with it right?
outlaws have too many TEETH in mem, so we developed a way
to METAL TO OUR TEETH and FORCE THE BONES Bl
OUR my to restructure over the course or years to lit them back
into shape. and then we continue to wear metal in out mouths to
keep them in place.
We romeo consultative relationships with tiny mammals and
Insects we keep at tray from bothering us try death. often using
tithe analog traps.
and m god. we will eat anything
o We use borderline tonic peppers to season our food.
er We expose ourselves to potentially lethal solar radiation in the
pursuit of darkening our skin
it We risk hearing loss tor the opportunity to see our revolte
o We have a game where two people get into an enclosed area
and hit each other until time mos moons or them pass out
it we willingly jump out or planes with only a piece or cloth
to prevent us from splattered against the ground.
o Out response to natural disasters is to just rebuild our buildings
in the exact same places.
We climb mountains and risk freezing to death for bragging
it We invented dogs. We took our one time predators and
completely domestic med them
o On a planet hill of lions. tigers and hears. we managed to
advance Mther and taster than any other species on the
tampons and longed and cries ain' t got shit on us
can we talk about how pursuit predation is fucking terrifying
it' s one thing to face doiing a cheetah, which will slam into you at EU mph
and break your neck
it' s another thing to run very quickly to getaway from a thing. only to have
it just kind or
to have it be intelligent enough to figure out where you are by the for and
feather you' led behind. your footprints and piss and shit. and then you
think you' lost it and you bed down for the night but THERE IT IS
WHEN YOU WAKE UP
and you split! again! but it keeps you. always in the comer or
your eye. until you just
we are scary mothera' i. kers