[What if?] Sci-Fi Species in TiTS

Discussion in 'Trials in Tainted Space' started by HeroicSpirit, Mar 2, 2020.

  1. Skywolf99

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    y'know now that i think about it the eldar could slide relatively easily into tits, not a whole lot of lore would need to be altered. they're already prone to extreme hedonism, to the point where they murderfucked their own satan into existence

    and then there's the dark eldar, which probably wouldn't exist in tits considering there's no warp and therefore no slaanesh
     
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  2. TiTSFan

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    Well, we already have humans, orks (Thraggen), and Eldar/Dark Eldar (Sylvanol TF). The Tyranids are based on xenomorphs which have been discussed. That pretty much just leaves Necrons, T'au, and Chaos Daemons.
     
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  3. Paradox01

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    Slaanesh is the obvious choice, especially the Deamonettes.
     
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  4. TiTSFan

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    Indeed.
     
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  5. Paradox01

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    The Tau'va would also fit with the overall colonialism/expansionism theme within the game's background.
     
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  6. HavocHive55

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    What about the Furon it would be neat to play as a Roswell Grey :D
     
  7. TiTSFan

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    Ehhh, other than the movie "Paul", and the cartoon "American Dad" the Grey are typically portrayed as asexual.
     
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  8. HeroicSpirit

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    To bring up one that probably isn’t the most popular here but is on other sites, I’ll bring up a species that is quite a bit off the beaten track:

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    The Gems, from Steven Universe!

    Now, the main source of conflict would be the way Gems reproduce-that is to say, draining the life from the planet until it’s reduced to a hollowed shell of its self, as demonstrated below is what they planned on turning Earth into:
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    While Gems are exactly what they sound like, they are able to generate a physical form from light, usually taking on a human-like form (although they can shapeshift, naturally.) These forms can be disrupted (especially with electric or piercing weapons), but doing so doesn’t kill the Gem itself; rather, shattering the stone would do so, with even cracks causing deformations in their personalities. That said, they don’t age or need to eat, drink, breathe, or sleep unlike organic life forms, as well as are substantially faster and stronger than humans, so they can still be plenty dangerous, even when not regarding the fact some possess supernatural powers (although they don’t always use them for combat.)

    Even when shattered, the pieces live on, although they’re barely sentient at that point and are a mere fragment of the original being. This is, understandably, is a pretty bad deal, with death being much more preferable.

    Interestingly, if a Gem shapeshifts a womb for themselves, they can become pregnant, although the child will be the species of whatever they are mating with (although they can sacrifice themselves in order to produce a hybrid being.) By implication, one can assume a gem can manifest male genitalia and produce sperm.
     
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  9. agreenfish

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    While not really a "species", per se, the Culture from the eponymous Culture series by Ian M Banks is strikingly similar to the universe of TiTs. A hedonistic post-scarcity society, where the vast majority of the population is modded and people often assume whatever form they like.
    It's less ... furry, of course, but I couldn't help but think about the game when reading the books. The idea of "hedonistic society that meddles in the affairs of lesser civilizations" reflects pretty strongly in the UGC. I wonder if there was any inspiration.
     
  10. Frogapus

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    My takeaway is that its hard to write radically non-human species (much less TFs) in a sex game. There's a sweet spot of "not human but still sexy" that can be harder to hit the further you drift from human norms.

    A good example is stuff with bug morphologies. Humanoids with arthropod features can be a turn on or squick a lot of people out, but a lot of it's going to depend on individual taste and some of the details. Could start a post with "should spider girls have pedipalps over their spiginas?" and watch some folks be like "omg nightmare fuel" with other folks simultaneously shouting "Hell yeah I'm into it!"

    That said, I hope it doesn't stop folks from trying, and it certainly won't stop me from writing as much radical xenobiology as I can.

    And, lest I be guilty of derailing a thread, @HeroicSpirit mentioned Animorphs, and I think that Yeerks from the same franchise would fit in kind of perfectly. In a TiTS universe where everyone's into pleasure, I think a lot of species would be sympathetic to the Yeerk craving for sensory stimulation.

    Actually, that gives me an idea for a brain slug entry ...
     
  11. Evil

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    This is the Uncanny Valley in play. The closer something gets to the human form, the more we find it appealing. Conversely, the further away from the human form something is, the more we can't stand it.
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    So what's going to be really appealing is going to be on either side of the valley, and why we find not-quite human looking Alien girls to be attractive (Ausar, Kaithrit and so on) on one side and human girls on the other. Bug-people are going to be at the start of the curve, with centaurs around the midpoint. In the case of TiTS, the nadir of the valley isn't going to be moving corpses (this ain't that kind of game!), but going to be species that look extremely similar to humans. Almost but not quite. And I think that's going to be human androids, I don't mean the likes of BessN or Gianna, but almost like Aki Ross from Final Fantasy Spirits Within. (Yes, I know the character wasn't a robot, but she is one of the prime examples of the Uncanny Valley in effect).
     
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  12. Frogapus

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    Your post and graph have given me a fantastic idea for a new alien encounter. I'm gonna start writing it now.
     
  13. Khaaveren

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    If you've read Monster Musume no Iru Nichijō, there are a number of arachnid/insectile liminals that Okayado has drawn that are still quite sexy...
     
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  14. Evil

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    Helloooooooooooooooo Nurse Killa
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  15. Skywolf99

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    the orks from 40k could probably fit with a few alterations, the game already has plant people and psycics, so i don't think it'd be too big a stretch to mash em together into race of psycic fungus people. their unending lust for war would probably need scrapping however, don't think it really meshes well with this kind of game