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A.D.A.M. Unit Weapons of war refined in towers until they can claim a soul of their own.
Abomasnow A race of powerful pine tree-like humanoids.
Aeldari The aeldari are lithe, graceful, and extraordinarily talented futuristic fey-like warriors from space that wield weapons yet to be concieved by man with consumnate skill.
Aggron Aggron, the Iron Armor Pokémon, was very accurately named.
Alcremie Tiny and adorable fey oozes that secrete a sweet, delicious cream.
Alolan Marowak Pack creatures able to do a spirit dance
Android, 2nd Variant Frightening fusions of man and machine.
Anouki Waddling like penguins, but with antlers like moose and faces resembling hylians, anouki are quite a sight. Their blubber-filled bodies are most at home in cold climates.
Armaldo Land walking fossils brought back to life
Arrancar The truest form a Hollow can take.
Astral Angels Astral Sea guardians
Asura, Guild Wars A small race of advanced magical inventors.
Audino Cute and pudgy, these rabbit-like creatures want nothing more than to heal your wounds.
Avali, Variant You're cute... You're fluffy... But that doesn't mean you can't kick butt.
Avali Feathered humanoid descended from powerful ambush predators
Avian, Variant An advanced race of bird-like humanoids that are deeply connected with their god Kluex.
Avian Strong and religious bird race from Starbound related to humans in many ways.
Badger Lord Titanic versions of badgers - based on the Badgers of Redwall.
Banette Cursed dolls who seek revenge against the ones who threw them away.
Basitin Anthropomorphic cat-rabbit beings
Beastkin, Variant You are a humanoid capable of shapeshifting into a mythical animal.
Beheaded An immortal thing. Quick, deadly, and with a weird sense of humour.
Beholderborn A race of humanoids descended from the cursed Beholders.
Bisharp Savage humanoid pokemon whose bodies are naturally covered in armor and blades.
Blastoise Tough shelled tortoises with cannons and a tendency to fight.
Blaziken Tall, flightless, bird-like humanoids that combine fire and martial arts.
Blue Bloods Fallen angels turned sexy vampires
Borosi Feline shaped people with nightmare eyes.
Boss Monster Magical Monster-Goats.
Branded Branded are a hated union of beorc and laguz
Breloom Mushrooms that punch
Buizel loving and social weasel otters.
Chains of Heaven A Race based off of Enkidu from the fate franchise
Charr, Variant The charr are powerful feline soldiers that have mastered the art of war over thousands of years of conflict.
Charr The charr race was forged in the merciless crucible of war. It is all they know. War defines them, and their quest for dominion drives them ever onward.
Chesnaught Bulky, armored pokemon with a kind heart and a desire to protect what they hold dear.
Chiss Chiss, blue-faced humanoids from deep space
Clefable Odd fey who are elusive until the moon shows
Cofagrigus Dark spirited creatures that are tied to sarcophagi.
Console Patron Unit You are a down to earth being powered by faith; you mingle with the people to garner their respect and reverence.
Corebot These bots have several forms, and as such have different abilities for every form. But, a few things are common.
Corodont Masked beings of the sword
Crimson Demon A clan of modified humans known for their red eyes, magical talent, and odd behavior.
Croagunk Strangely musical creatures but underhanded fighters.
Cybertronian, Variant Talking robots that transform into any manner of vehicles.
Cybertronian Talking robots that transform into any manner of vehicles.
Dant A race mistreated for their demonic lineage
Dark Ones Homo Novus, the Dark Ones, are Mystic masters born in a radioactive world that was left to rot. They decided to thrive.
Decidueye Collected, focused avian pokemon who employ ranged combat and stealthy tactics to win their battles.
Dedede Spawn The origins of this race can be traced back to the Great King Dedede, who somehow managed to reproduce alone and spawned this proud, stupid, and powerful race of creatures.
Deino Small dragons which grow multiple heads
Deku Scrub Small, wooden, and sharing many characteristics with plants — most other races find deku scrubs a bit odd.
Delphox Bipedal vulpine diviners with a mastery of fire magic and psionics.
Dhampir / Dhampirica Vampire half breeds that took on the strengths, but few weaknesses, of the vampires
Dhampire Vampire-human spawn with magic and spirit capabilities
Dominus Claritas Dominus Claritas have the abilities of either light or dark
Draenei Draenei, from the World of Warcraft franchise.
Dragon Ogre A monstrous quadrupedal hyrbid of dragon and ogre.
Dredge Communist naked mole rats.
Drell You're a reptilian killing machine.
Electivire Bipedal, burly humanoids covered in yellow fur that electrocutes the competition.
Eliotrope Portal makers hunted for their abilities.
Emboar Emboar are powerful, bulky, and fast creatures... and pigs on fire.
Ex-machina
Fae Fae are charismatic beings, capable of inflicting a lot of damage. They rely heavily on their senses.
Fairy, Variant Puny manifestations of nature, these eternally young-hearted fey spend their days playing games and pulling pranks.
Fallen Human Human, Undertale Edition.
Fanalis People from a no-man's land that used to be beasts
Faunus, Variant A people with a deep connection to nature that manifests in an Animal Aspect. And cute cat ears.
Fey Mice Fey Mice, properly known as Spirit Guardians, don't actually resemble mice at all. They are fey creatures that quite literally grow on trees, appearing as leaves. When they are "born" they polymorph into Tiny humanoid beings.
Filgaian Rough and tumble humans from a Wild world.
Fish Men A race of aquatic humanoids split into sub-races, each with their own benefits.
Flood The unstoppable rival of all life in the galaxy.
Floran Florans are strong and swift. Though they appear to lack intelligence, they only lack education.
Florges Gorgeous fey pokemon that can bring out the hidden power of flowers.
Flowey Sadistic flowers
Froslass Female snow spirits known for freezing men and using their corpses to decorate their dens.
Frost Demon A powerful race of megalomaniacs.
Furret Ferret-like townsfolk Pokemon with long striped bodies.
Gallade Courteous creatures with an undying loyalty to those whom they share a close bond with.
Galvan The galvan are a species of small bipedal, frog-like amphibians.
Gardevoir Graceful creatures with an undying loyalty to those who they share a close bond with.
Gazorpazorpfield A lazy, profane cat created as a parody of Garfield.
Geist Geists are a unique form of a ghost or other spirit in that they have elected to turn away from the Blessed Sleep, a form of the afterlife where the souls find eternal rest, rather than being prohibited from it due to a geist's anguish or regret overcoming the pull toward the Æther.
Gems An intergalactic race of sentient gemstones.
Gengar Large rotund phantoms with a fondness for curses and an appetite for souls.
Genie Phenomenal cosmic powers! Itty bitty living space…
Gerudo Tall, beautiful, powerful, and brutal, the race of almost nothing but women is both coveted and feared.
Ghoul, Variant Seemingly normal humans with a dark truth.
Gligar Small, organized scorpion-bats that hunt in packs.
Golett Clay pokemon made to protect
Golisopod Big armored sea creatures that sharpen their skills through meditation
Goodra Joyful, draconic-ooze hybrids who love giving their friends slime-covered hugs.
Goron Built like mountains, eating rocks, and wading through lava — gorons are nothing if not hardy and impregnable
Gourgeist Ghastly gourds known for their curse-bringing songs and love of terrorizing their prey.
Granbull Dog-fairies with an intimidating appearance but a timid heart.
Graug Monstrous creatures dwelling in mountains that can eat trolls
Greninja Bipedal frog pokemon that destroy enemies with ninja-like movements and large shurikens made of compressed water.
Grummite Small, Green, Amphibious and Extra Mean
Gryffindor Gryffindors are, as said, the definition of the saying, tough cookie.
Haibane These humanoids were once many things. Lovers, heroes, even villains once. Granted a second chance at life, with no memory of before, they now atone for the sins of their past lives.
Half-Human Half-Phantom You are neither dead nor alive, yet both at once.
Half-Magala Your Gore Magala heritage gives you strong physical abilities and the distinct mantle of your ancestor.
Half-Satori The child of a human and a mind reader, you have inherited the appearance of the former, but the power of the latter.
Half-Satori Half-Phantom You're half-undead, and a mind reader. Though your mere existence generates a great deal of mistrust towards your kind, your mixed heritage is still a powerful thing.
Hallownest Inhabitant The bug-like inhabitants of Hallownest.
Hawlucha Small, bird-like humanoids who love a good fight be it on the ground or in the air.
Helioptile As very easy-going creatures, they are nomadic and get along with most, if not, all races.
Hero of Time A type of physically-enhanced humanoid, born to slay anything evil.
High Entia High Entia are angelic humanoid people with a curse buried deep in their genetics
Hircus Hircus are humanoid goats with inherent fire magic and weapon training.
Hollow Corrupted souls turned monsters that seek the souls of others to devour
Homunculus, 2nd Variant To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is alchemy's first law of Equivalent Exchange.
Homunculus Variant Souless, ageless, sterile creatures created through lost magic.
Hork-Bajir A dinosaur-like, bark eating, pacifistic race
Horsefolk Horsefolk are a race who are very similar to humans, but bearing a horselike face, hooves for feet, and a horselike tail.
House-Elf Mistreated fey of servitude
Human (myhero academia) These humans evolved from normal humans but with super powers.
Huragok Manufactured biological supercomputers with a healing aura.
Hylek The Hylek are a species of alchemically-inclined tribal frog-men.
Hylian, Variant A race of humans from the countries of Skyloft, Hyrule and the latter's flooded counterpart, the Great Sea
Hylian The most widespread and influential people of Hyrule proper, the familiar hylian race is comprised of social creatures relatively advanced in the ways of magic and technology.
Hypno A pokemon whose most horrifying characteristic is its ability to hypnotize and kidnap you while you sleep.
Igor A race of humanoids who typically serve as professional servants.
Iksar A race of reptilian warmongers
Incineroar Violent, selfish feline pokemon who employ fire and dirty tactics to win their battles.
Inkling, Variant Aquatic creatures capable of firing ink over large distances.
Inkling Transdimensional, androgynous, identical, and odd beings of Shadowfell
Irken Irkens tend to be fast and smart in a scientific sense.
January Beings from another world whose every breath spurts forth a cloud of fine dust.
Jinchuriki Jinchuriki are creatures of uncanny strength and constitution who function as a living prison or vessel for a powerful entity.
Jiralhanae Jiralhanae, also known as Brutes, are massive mountains of muscle.
Jynx Humanoid pokemon whose hypnotic sashaying is as mysterious as it's unique, special language.
Kabaneri Undead humanoids with a burning heart and need for blood
Kabutops Fossils bought back to life with scythe hands
Kadabra Powerful psychics, Kadabra emits alpha waves strong enough to induce headaches, and can even cause clocks to run backwards, machines to malfunction, and delicate devices to cease functioning altogether. All of Kadabra's brain cells work in unison while it uses its powers. Kadabra lives in urban areas.
Kandra Awakened Oozes. The Kandras are shape shifters who need to consume a corpse in order to assume identity. They are based on the "Mistborn" book series.
Khajiit The Khajiit are a race of feline humanoids from Elsweyr.
Kig-Yar An avian race native to Eyan, they serve the Covenant as shock troops, snipers, scouts and defensive back line infantry.
Kin Moon Presence Monsters from another plane have given spawn to hybrid aberrations through virgin mothers.
Kodan A wise, seafaring race of bipedal polar bears.
Kokiri From a glance, kokiri are indistinguishable from hylian children. Protected by the Great Deku Tree, these innocent kids never truly age.
Korok Small, peaceful, immortal, and child-like plant creatures. They aren't much for combat or stealth, but it's hard not to smile around them.
Krogan As per Mass Effect games.
Kryptonian Kryptonians have a series of traits in common with one another regardless of the light they find themselves under. Kryptonian powers developed under a yellow sun are detailed within the Kryptonian class.
Kuriboh Seemingly weak, these hairy balls' potential is unleashed when their friends are in danger.
Lamia Half-human, half-leonine servants of Graz'zt who are as deadly as they are beautiful.
Lati Legendary draconic pokemon that fly through the air at incredible speeds.
Lilligant Dainty ladies of the forest
Little Sisters Young human females corrupted by mental conditioning and the addiction towards the drug Adam.
Living Weapon Poor souls fused with magic to be the perfect weapon of destruction.
Lizardmen, Warhammer Lizard-like people spawned from magic pools.
Lopunny Short, graceful, and rather adorable, these timid lagomorphs pack a powerful kick.
Loxodon, Variant Rare elephant humanoids seeking a place in this world.
Lucario Bipedal, aura-manipulating canines with a strong sense of loyalty and justice.
Ludicolo A strange, dance-loving creature that looks like a sombrero-wearing pineapple that some may call "ludicrous".
Lycanroc Canine creatures whose growth and development is affected by the time of day.
Magicia Magic is a part of your being, down to your core.
Majin Majin race from the Dragonball series.
Manas A race created through the convergence of wandering thoughts, memories, souls, and excessive magical energies.
Mandalorian Human-like people descended from warlords
Mankey Short little angry monkey balls
Maractus Flowering humanoid cacti with thorns as sharp as their dance moves.
Mawile Small, deceptive pokemon with huge mouths growing on the back of their heads.
Mazohk A hardy race of aberrated humans, strong in magic and tribal in culture.
Meloetta Small mythical creatures with a beautiful voice. Depending on which breed you see, you'll either see powerful psychic attacks or graceful physical attacks.
Meowth Adorable yet fickle feline Pokemon who bring luck and trouble in equal measure.
Mewmans "It's gonna get a little weird, gonna get a little wild, I ain't from around here, I'm from another DIMENSION!"
Miltank Friendly bovines whose milk is as potent as its attacks.
Mimikyu A small, mysterious creature both loved for its short stature and childishly crafted disguise and feared because no one knows what's actually underneath said disguise.
Miqo'te A race that inherited feline features through their ancestry and traveled all the way from Eorzea to the D&D realm.
Mobian, Variant An anthropomorphic race with many different animal subraces based on the Sonic The Hedgehog franchise.
Mobian Mobians are melee fighters and mages by nature. They tend to lean towards melee attacks and magical buffs.
Mogma These mole men, with their powerful upper bodies, burrow through dirt and sand at incredible speed.
Moogle Adorable ... plush creatures
Mr. Saturn Characterized by their large noses, four whiskers, single hair on their head with a red ribbon bow, and short stature.
Muk Toxic slime Pokémon that smell worse than feces, rotting flesh, eggs, and heavily fermented sauerkraut... Yuck
Munchkins Actually regular sized people who just have a height cap
Murloc Murlocs often hunt in groups, but, if hunting a stealthy prey, will split up and can easily be picked off.
Mutant Part humanoid, part web slinging spider
Namekian, Variant These green-skinned humanoids hail from a far-away planet, and are renowned for their regenerative capabilities and manipulation of ki.
Namekian These green-skinned humanoids hail from a far-away planet, and are renowned for their regenerative capabilities and manipulation of ki.
Navigator An offshoot of the human race, navigators possess a third eye that can see the supernatural.
Nephilim of Raziel The children of humans and the angel Raziel.
Niffin Made out of magic itself, niffins are cruel creatures that don't feel empathy.
Nightwings Nightwings, nightmare dragons that attack from the shadows.
Nobodies Nobodies are humanoids who have lost their Heart through abnormal means.
Nobody A race of hollowed humanoids.
Novakid Primordial humanoids of pure solar energy that function as small suns.
Noxian Monsters of the Night that scare and cause fright. Ooga Booga!
NuMou Short, intelligent dog-like humanoids in touch with arcana
Oovi-Kat The Oovi-Kat are a race known for there individuality... and there disguises.
Pandaren, 2nd Variant Hailing from the Pandaren Empire they are humanoid pandas on the World of Warcraft series.
Pandaren, Variant Hailing from the Pandaren Empire they are humanoid pandas on the World of Warcraft series.
Pandaren Hailing from the Pandaren Empire they are humanoid pandas on the World of Warcraft series.
Pandroums Panda people of a continent beyond
Pangoro Pangoro are rough but gentle creatures... towards those who are kind and courteous.
Piglins A race of pig-like humanoids from Hell with big muscles but little charm.
Popori Woodland creatures that have been awakened by a call of nature
Primal Zerg Creatures of widely different shapes and sizes who take on the features of any life form that can be eaten.
Primarina Beautiful mermaid-like creatures whose most powerful weapon is their singing voice.
Prothean The long-dead rulers of the galaxy.
Quagsire Carefree and dopey creatures who would much rather relax in muddy water than fight.
Quickling Tiny fey that are as fast as they are mischievous.
Rahkshi Reptilian constructs made for destruction
Ribombee Small, fey-like pokemon who gather honey and use pollen to both attack their foes and heal their allies.
Rito, Variant Avian humanoids that combine their prowess in the air with their shortbow skills.
Rito This avian race comes in diverse varieties, and most are capable of winged flight.
Roserade A bipedal bouquet of roses that is just as deadly as it is beautiful.
Runeterra: Demacian Demacians often have great skill working in leading and following as one unit.
Runeterra: Frelijordian Strong is useful to describe them, but not quite enough.
Runeterra: Ionian Grace, wisdom, and skill, these are the pillars that support an Ionian.
Runeterra: Noxian Noxians have great skill in lying and brutalizing!
Runeterra: Rakkor Weapon masters and mighty warriors make up the tribe of the Rakkor.
Runeterra: Yordle Jovial, fierce critters who can surprise the most unsurprised.
Saberon Vaguely feline beasts who have adapted to nearly all of Draenor’s diverse environments.
Sableye Tiny, goblin-like, gem-eating Pokemon who reside in deep, dark caves.
Saharduin Shark people.
Saiyan Legends speak of their unparalleled skills in combat, their unshakeable pride, and their ferocious appetite.
Salazzle Venomous reptilian pokemon whose pheromones can influence the thoughts and actions of beasts and even people.
Sangheili The sangheili are well suited for combat, as they are proud, strong, agile, and very fierce.
San’Shyuum The prophetic masters of the Covenant.
Satori Thoughts, memories; the mind cannot escape your third eye.
Sceptile Snobby lizards of the trees
Scrafty With a rude attitude and saggy skin-pants, these punkish lizard pokemon defend their territory by spitting acid and delivering powerful kicks.
Scyther Fast and furious blade hands
SeaWings
Serene Your beauty as a female is unparalleled by Human and Elven standards. This beauty coupled with your magnanimous aura give you a massive Charisma boost. Your voice can be the most enticing and dangerous aspect of who you are.
Serperior Beautiful, regal-looking serpents that possess a glare that can terrify most any creature.
Siren, Borderlands Variant Siren. A wonderful specimen of what the mind can do to a person.
Skaven, Variant While breeding practices vary greatly every skaven usually shares a common share of strengths and weakness.
Skaven Human-sized anthropomorphic rats riddled with scars, filthy plague-ridden fur, and unbridled envy wanting nothing more than to put themselves at the top of their hierarchy.
Skorupi Oversized, small scorpions with savage venom
Skull Kid These cursed, magical children wander through forests for centuries, playing songs and tricks alike.
Slakoth Slow moving sloth pokemon
Slann Unmatched masters of magic and leaders of the lizardmen races.
Slowking Gentle geniuses who reside near wetlands
Smeargle Bipedal canine pokemon who create art with paint-oozing tails.
Snorlax Rotund, bear-like pokemon sleep, eat, and then sleep some more.
Space Marine
Starforger Starforgers are celestial dragons that have lived for eons. Starforgers attack with small stars and a few spells, instead of swords and shields.
Steve A tall and friendly race of humanoids whose origins are highly unknown to all but them.
Subrosian Small, mysterious, subterranean people who already wear robes and habitually bathe in lava—to them, sunlight and open skies are quite alien phenomena.
Swampert Big and durable creatures capable of moving or crushing a boulder.
Sword Spirit Sword spirits are created to serve a purpose, whether it be guiding a hero through their prophecy, protecting their weapon, or aiding their creator.
Sylvari, Variant A race of curious and sometimes naive plant people, all born from the same magical tree.
Sylvari Botanical humanoids with a sense of wonder and curiosity about the world.
Sylveon Eevee's arguably most fashionable evolution
T'au Communist space aliens.
Talto Taltos are aberrations in human form who attach themselves to those with magic powers
Tamaranean Tamaranean minds and behavior may seem pretty weird to members of other races. But despite their good looking appearance, these golden-skinned humanoid people who descended from a feline-like race can be loyal, courageous, and strong companions.
Tauren The Tauren are a race of large, bovine humanoids from the World of Warcraft series.
Terminator The Terminator. Badass killing machines from the future with one mission: Terminate humanity
Thri-Kreen Swift and cunning hunters, the mantis-like thri-kreen wander the deserts and savannas of the world.
Time Lord The most advanced of any race in the universe.
Tokay Primitive and esoteric, these reptilians are known to inhabit tropical islands. Generally, their knowledge of the outside world is quite limited.
Tonberry Vengeful demihumans lurking in the dark
Trapinch Small but aggressive antlions who trap prey in inescapable sand pits and crush them with powerful jaws.
Treecko Gecko pokemon who may be small but slow to gain trust
Troll Trolls are a diverse sapient race based on the World of Warcraft series.
Tsareena Short and vicious, yet protective, plant-like humanoids who kick foes into submission.
Turian Heavily Militarized and strong-willed, turians are a force to be reckoned with.
Turtonator Very durable dragon turtles
Twili A race of humanoids with strange powers that live in the Twilight Realm.
Typhlosion Bulky badgers with a firy fury that burns like an erupting volcano.
Typhon Anthrophantasmus Alien creatures created to serve the Apex, but wait...
Tyranid Hive minded creatures leaving destruction in their wake
Tyrogue Small, humanoid pokemon that are always looking for a fight, especially against foes stronger than it.
Tzaangors Medium bird/goat humanoids
Unggoy Strong, tenacious, information sponge that are greatly underestimated.
Uroa Uroa are incredibly resilient fey creatures.
Ursaring Big bear Pokémon
Ursian Ursians are beings in tune with nature but also advanced technologically. They resemble bears in many ways.
Vastayan Half Human and half ancient beast
Vermling A race of sentient, humanoid rodents awakened by magic.
Viera Viera are more bold than the animal they resemble and will not think twice about anybody that dare lay a harmful hand on the forests they live in or what they've sworn to protect.
Void Elf World of Warcraft, Void Elves.
Vulcan The vulcans are pointy-eared knowledge seekers who value intellect, but also have strength that surpasses humans and rival orcs.
Wargen Primal shapeshifters, like in warcraft
Weavile Cunning, cat-like arctic weasels who tear the flesh of prey with razor-sharp claws.
Wemic Centaur-like monstrosities with the upper half of a human and the lower half and face of a lion.
Whimsicott Small, free-spirited puffballs known for their mischief-making.
Wigglytuff Unexpected leaders touched by moonlight
Wolfir Former werewolves blessed by angelic powers
Wookiee Uuuuuuaaaaaaarrrghhhh!
Wumpus Small magical pig-like creatures.
Xenomorph, Variant The aliens from the "Alien" franchise, adapted to fit within the realms of D&D
Xenomorph The aliens from the "Alien" franchise, adapted to fit within the realms of D&D
Yama You are one of the supreme judges of the afterlife; your very presence demands respect, as you have come to lay judgement.
Yanma Small, semi-aggressive dragonfly creatures
Yanme’e Disposable soldiers capable of flight.
Yardrat They have quite a few unique and useful abilities.
Yautja The Predator. Strong, versatile and deadly are a few of the things that describe a Yautja
Yinglet A race of diminutive rodent-like creatures.
YoRHa Android Mechanical constructs that are designed to destroy machines.
Zabrak
Zangoose Fluffy mongoose pokemon with long, sharp claws and a hatred for snakes.
Zora Although sea zora and river zora are quite distinct, together they claim the title of the only truly amphibious race in Hyrule — and are the second most populous, exceeded only by hylians.
Zoroark Sly, black fox pokemon who are experts at disorienting foes with their mastery over illusion.

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