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Why do Eldar look Human?
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Old 10 Jan 2007, 20:55   #1 (permalink)
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Default Why do Eldar look Human?

I haven't seen this topic anywhere else, so I figured I'd post.

Me and a friend went to the local gaming shop to pick up some soldiers(he just started out at Tau) I got a Nob/couple of Psykers and a Marine(while he got a Tau battleforce and a Tau Firewarriro squad) we both looked at the Eldar once and i noticed that under their helmet, they look a lot like abnormally tall humans, why is that?
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Old 10 Jan 2007, 21:08   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Why do Eldar look Human?

Actually, they look more like elves, than humans - that's basically what they are: "space elves".
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Old 10 Jan 2007, 21:09   #3 (permalink)
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all humaniod races where seeded by the Old Ones, out of all the humaniods race only the Orks and Eldar where actaully raised by the Old Ones, and all the others where simply left to fend for themsleves, that is why the Eldar look different from Humans, becasue they only share their basic genetic structures, rather than 100% guided evolution. The Orks where actually speed-grown as warriors to fight the Necrons (thats why no otheer race, but the 'Nids can match thier sheer tenacity and numbers, they literally feed off conflict. So Eldar are kind of an altered form of super-advanced human.
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Old 10 Jan 2007, 21:45   #4 (permalink)
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wow, thats kinda cool, but under their skin, their not really like humans.

Their bones are crystilliane structure (fanboy say wtf?).
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Default Re: Why do Eldar look Human?

Plus they have that whole Triple-helix DNA strand thing.... if we want to get all pseudo-scientific.

The other answer is that its easier for us to relate to humanoid aliens. We have this odd quirk where we need other things to be like us. Anthropomorphism. Artists want to convey emotion through their medium, and its a lot easier to feel that emotion if the subject are more human-like. I doubt people would care too much if the Eldar were gigantic leech-like creatures...
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Anything ever made by a human or thought up as by a human, will be human in some way or another I think.
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Eldar are like Elfs. They ARE elfs... Elfs... In space!
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Old 10 Jan 2007, 23:15   #8 (permalink)
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Yes, but elves are basically humans! you made me angry by saying that btw..
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Old 11 Jan 2007, 00:09   #9 (permalink)
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Elves, that is the plural form of elf. Eldar look like elves because long ago in 40k land, back when bases were square, nearly every 40k army had a fantasy equivilent( in the eldar's case, Elves). At the time, fantasy had been around a while, while 40k was very young. I'm just speculating, but I belive that it was that way so fantasy players would have a familiar army to play in 40k.
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Default Re: Why do Eldar look Human?

And perhaps when this very very very anchient race (In fluff) look so humanoid, well... They could come from monkeys like we did, but just evolved differently...
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