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Alien races that are weaker than humans
« on: August 11, 2017, 08:40:22 AM »
Most of the time, intelligent alien races are physically stronger than humans to some extent.  A few seem to be on the same level of humans, strengthwise.  What are some races from fiction that have proven to be physically weaker?

The film version of Mars Attacks had Martians who seemed to be about as strong as a human child.  Humans had an easy time smacking them around, provided that got close enough to do it.

Other than that, I can only think of a few throwaway gag-type aliens in MiB or Futurama where the aliens were really tiny and funny.

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Re: Alien races that are weaker than humans
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 08:43:43 AM »
Are races from videogames allowed?

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Re: Alien races that are weaker than humans
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 09:07:16 AM »
Sure

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Re: Alien races that are weaker than humans
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2017, 09:11:41 AM »
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Re: Alien races that are weaker than humans
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 09:27:10 AM »
What could E.T. Bench? How about Mac from Mac n' Me? The little dude on the finger of The Navigator ala flight of The Navigator? All seemed a little lacking in swollitude.

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Re: Alien races that are weaker than humans
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2017, 09:32:13 AM »
Was thinking of E.T.

Also his forebears, the aliens from Close Encounters of the Third Kind.



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Re: Alien races that are weaker than humans
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2017, 11:27:34 AM »
How about the Ferengi (Star Trek), Ewoks (Star Wars), the Asgard (Stargate SG-1), and ALF? I'm not sure if all these have been proven to be weaker than average humans, but they certainly look like they'd be weaker.

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Re: Alien races that are weaker than humans
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2017, 12:23:15 PM »
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Re: Alien races that are weaker than humans
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2017, 02:22:09 PM »
The ID4 aliens outside if their suits.

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Re: Alien races that are weaker than humans
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2017, 03:07:17 PM »
They aren't weaker. They of comparable durability, but it's almost impossible for a human to hit them thanks to their reach and strength.

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Re: Alien races that are weaker than humans
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2017, 05:31:48 PM »
i thought Ferengi were stronger, just not warriors most the time.


likewise the aliens from bad taste. they were somewhat comparable to humans but MUCH less durable

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Re: Alien races that are weaker than humans
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2017, 05:46:22 PM »
The Ferengi were said to be "stronger than they look" when they first appeared, but even then they were being manhandled. Later episodes never mentioned this again. Also, Ferengi were originally intended to be the New Big Bad. Once they realized that Ferengi just did not work as such, they made them ever bigger wimps. The Cardasians were a much better designed new rival for the Federation.

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Re: Alien races that are weaker than humans
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2017, 07:07:00 PM »
How about the Ferengi (Star Trek)

They're shorter than humans, but they have a much stronger immune system.

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Re: Alien races that are weaker than humans
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2017, 07:09:58 PM »
Yeah, I always got the impression Ferengi were more or less human in strength but just not fighters.  Their first appearance had them as a barbaric race but that was retconned.

As for Ewoks, they seemed to be capable of beating down Stormtroopers so I assumed they are also stronger than they look.

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Re: Alien races that are weaker than humans
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2017, 07:45:35 PM »
Yeah Ewoks would have to be basically evolved Wolverines to pull off their shenanigans.