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Human
Appearance / Type: Humanoid
Also known as: Tellurian, Earthon, Earthling
Affiliated with: The Doctor
Place of origin: Earth
Appearances: Most media
Notable Individuals: See category
"The one thing that makes this planet so alive, is PEOPLE! GREAT, FANTASTIC, STUPID, BRILLIANT PEOPLE!"
The Doctor

Humans are a race of humanoids native to Earth. They are also referred to as Tellurians by some races such as the Androgums and Lurmans, which refers to Tellus, another name for Earth. According to Mesanth, the word "human" can refer to any human-like creature, so a more specific term, like Earthon, must be used to refer to the inhabitants of Earth. (NSA: Shining Darkness) Neither of these terms, however, have been widely used. The pejorative term Earthling is sometimes used.

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Characteristics

Powers and abilities

Humans are special in the universe, since they have an innate skill with time travel, rivalling that of even the Time Lords. (PDA: The Quantum Archangel)

Innate psychic abilities are rare but not unknown. Many Humans had telepathic powers, though in nearly all cases this was suppressed or weakened. (NA: The Left-Handed Hummingbird) Individual humans might display such psychic powers as psychometry, telepathy, or time-sensitivity. (DW: Planet of the Spiders, Image of the Fendahl, The Unquiet Dead) Despite this, Humans have little in the way of telepathic emissions and were difficult to track telepathically. (NA: Blood Heat)

Unusual traits of Humanity

He may have been joking.
The Sea Devils have also been known to wear clothes. This might suggest that they only wear clothing to deal with the elements.

Perceptions by other Species

Other species had a variety of traits which they ascribed to Humans.

The Doctor praised the species for their indomitable spirit (DW: The Ark in Space, DW: Utopia) and for their daring explorer spirit. (DW: The Impossible Planet). On the other hand, he also believed they were capable of amazing cruelty (DW: The Christmas Invasion), as well as an innate talent for self-deception (DW: Remembrance of the Daleks). Whether by accident or intent, all but a very few of the Doctor's many companions have been human and, specifically, humans from Earth.

The War Lords considered Humans the most aggressive and war-like species in all of Mutter's Spiral and hoped to conquer the galaxy with them. (DW: The War Games)

The Veltrochni thought Humans were a stubborn species, but very vicious. They also knew them for their trait of banding together against common enemies. (MA: The Dark Path)

History of Human Evolution

For a detailed, Human-focused history, see timeline. For the social developments and beginings of Humans, see Earth.

Humans evolved due to the influence of a variety of species, such as the Silurians, (BFA: Bloodtide), the Fendahl (DW: Image of the Fendahl) and the Dæmons (DW: The Dæmons). It is known that the Silurians caused the development of a racial fear, while the Fendahl caused the development of much of Humanity's cruelty and capacity for evil.

At some point after the 20th century, some of Humanity's latent psychic powers were awakened using special drugs. (NA: The Left-Handed Hummingbird)

Early in the 21st century, the entire human race (or, to be precise, the 6 billion-plus humans present on Earth at the time) were temporarily transformed into genetic and physical duplicates of The Master and dubbed the Master Race. This was later undone by the Time Lord Rassilon. (DW: The End of Time)

By the 26th century, Human genetic engineering eliminated wisdom teeth. (BNA: Dry Pilgrimage)

By the 51st century, Humans engineered themselves advanced pheromones which made them naturally nice-smelling and attractive to others. (TW: Fragments)

By the year 5,000,000,000, interbreeding and evolution had resulted in there being only one "pure" human left, Cassandra O'Brien.Δ17, although this individual no longer had a recognizable human form due to the life-extending surgeries she had undergone. Although believed killed soon after the destruction of the Earth (DW: The End of the World), she survived, only to die several decades later after a failed attempt at transferring her consciousness to Rose Tyler (DW: New Earth).

Despite O'Brien being described as the last human, the human race in some form continued. At some point in their history, the Humans spent millions of years as a gas, and also spent time as downloads before eventually re-evolving into humanoid form. (DW: Utopia)

Ultimately, Humans would continue to exist until the year 100,000,000,000,000, becoming one of the universe's last surviving races; by this point they had reevolved to be virtually indistinguishable from the humans the Doctor encountered during the 21st century and earlier. (DW: Utopia)

The last known Humans, transported to the world called Utopia and under the influence of the Master, underwent one final evolution into a machine-clad race called the Toclafane. The Master attempted to conquer the Earth of the early 21st century with the Toclafane, but after the Doctor and his colleagues were able to reverse time, the Toclafane invasion was erased from history, and it was expected that the Toclafane, no longer able to travel through time and space, would eventually die out, resulting in the final extinction of humanity. (DW: The Sound of Drums, Last of the Time Lords)

Related species

For a complete list, see Species related to Humans.
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Lostpedia

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This is a disambiguation page. A number of articles are associated with the title Man.
NOTE: If an internal link referred you to this page, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article.


Man could refer to:


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Runescape

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"Men" redirects here. For information on males in general, see Gender.
This article is about the low-level NPC that players can attack or pickpocket. For the NPC near the Al Kharid Mine called Man, see Avan.

Men are found all over RuneScape, generally in towns such as Varrock, Ardougne, Falador, or Lumbridge. However, they can be found in some unusual places, like in level 30 Wilderness at the Forgotten Cemetery, or just south of the wall of Falador. If talked to, they sometimes give a flier. They can be killed for a good source of herbs for low levelled players. However, it is generally accepted that even for low levelled players, there are better things to kill for money/clue scrolls. The men in Falador announce upcoming drop parties in the Party Room, saying how long until the drop takes place and how much the drop is worth. Some people say it is a little bit easier to hit a man than to hit a woman. In a total of around 150 kills of each of them, it was actually a slight bit easier, but not much.

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Pickpocketing

Men and women can be used to start Thieving by pickpocketing them at level 1. Each successful pickpocket gives 8 Thieving experience and 3 coins. Unsuccessful attempts result in a 5-second stun and 1 damage being taken. Having the lowest requirement to be stolen from, almost all members start thieving in this way.

As with all pickpocketable monsters, failing to pickpocket a man degrades a wielded Crystal shield by 1 damage.

Werewolves/wolfmen

Level 24 men and women can be found in Canifis. If attacked or spoken to twice, they will turn into level 88 Werewolves unless the player wields a Wolfbane dagger.

Drops

100% drops

Runes

Herbs (members only)

Weapons and armour

Misc

Trivia

  • To get from level 1 to 99 in Thieving a player would need to successfully pickpocket men 1,629,304 times. You would also get 4,887,712 coins (without applying multiple pickpockets).
  • When players select the talk option, men and women will cycle through several different greetings.
  • The man exploring Musa Point, unlike other men and women, complains, "Why don't I have a Teleport Home to Lumbridge button like everybody else?"
  • One of the conversations with a man will say, "No, I don't want to buy anything," assuming the player to be a salesman.
  • If players keep talking to them, they will say, "Don't ask me for directions, I'm just a tourist here" and "You've chosen a lovely place to come & visit us."
  • When asked what King Tyras has done, the man in the house just south-west of the anvil-house in West Ardougne says, "His army curses our city with this plague then wanderes off again, leaving us to clear up the pieces." Note the spelling mistake: 'Wanders' is spelled 'wanderes'.

See also

  • Woman
  • Bestiary:Levels 1 to 10

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Starwars

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A pair of Humans, male (left) and female (right).

Most beings in the galaxy belonged to one of two sexes, male or female. However, some species, such as the Hutts, could adopt the sexual characteristics of either gender, and were classified as hermaphrodites. Other variable species, like the X'Ting, changed gender periodically based on hormonal cycles. Some alien species had more than two sexes (the insectoid Xi'Dec had over 180 different sexes, presumably due to variations in compatible genitalia). Finally, some species, like the Filordi, were asexual, with individuals being able to reproduce on their own. The Fnessian race had a previously undocumented gender called Thos. The Rakririans also had a third sex, known as facilitator drones.

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Hermaphrodites

A number of species reproduced hermaphrodically. For instance, individual Hutts contained both male and female reproductive organs.[1] Other hermaphroditic species included the Pui-ui,[2] the Verpine, and Strills.

Another example of an hermaphrodite species is the Vratix. A Vratix individual would, during his life assume both the role of impregnator and gestator ("male" and "female"), depending on its age.[3]

Dimorphism

Most species possessed distinct characteristics that distinguished males and females. Females tended to have slighter frames than males and possessed voices with a higher pitch and tonal quality. Females of most mammalian species (and some reptilian species) were distinguished by their breasts. Social practices also further characterized females by how they are expected to act, the clothing they wear, and how they are expected to style their hair (if that species grew it).

Males tended to be larger, with broader shoulders and deeper voices. Males had more muscle mass and were expected to perform better with manual labor than females. Social practices expected males to behave in certain ways, wear certain clothing, and style their hair in a way that was considered "masculine" in order to further differentiate that gender from the females of the species.

Excargans sexes were undetermined in their youth, with both males and females having similar features. Around their thirteenth birthday, an Exargan's sex would then develop.

Droid gender programming

Droids, especially those with complex personalities and those which worked in close partnerships with organic beings, such as protocol droids and astromech droids, were often programmed to have stereotypically masculine or feminine personalities. Thus, even mechanical beings were usually designated he or she.

Behind the scenes

Several Star Wars games allow the player to choose and customize the main character's sex. Such characters are Rookie One, Jaden Korr, Revan and the Jedi Exile. Since Star Wars has a definite story and canon, subsequent publications have defined the canonical sex of those persons in the historical 'reality' of the Star Wars continuity. While Rookie One,[4] Revan, and Jaden Korr were canonized as male, the Jedi Exile was made into a female character,[5] which caused some consternation among the Star Wars community. In addition, Star Wars Galaxies allows the player to choose the sex of his or her character. Unlike the above characters, however, Galaxies player characters are not canonical, but many of the events they take part in in-game are and are referred to as spacers on Wookieepedia.

Notes and references

  1. Star Wars Encyclopedia
  2. A Guide to the Star Wars Universe, 1st ed., 427.
  3. X-Wing: The Bacta War
  4. Star Wars: Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire
  5. The New Essential Guide to Droids

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Star Wars Fanon

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The Star Wars wiki of fan invention.

Man (pronounced Måhn) was a primary deity to both the Aan and the Tooins of Aantooine.

Many things were named after Man:


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