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Abomasnow A race of powerful pine tree-like humanoids.
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.
Arrancar The truest form a Hollow can take.
Audino Cute and pudgy, these rabbit-like creatures want nothing more than to heal your wounds.
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.
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.
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.
Branded Branded are a hated union of beorc and laguz
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.
Console Patron Unit You are a down to earth being powered by faith; you mingle with the people to garner their respect and reverence.
Croagunk Strangely musical creatures but underhanded fighters.
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.
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.
Draenei Draenei, from the World of Warcraft franchise.
Dragon Ogre A monstrous quadrupedal hyrbid of dragon and ogre.
Drell You're a reptilian killing machine.
Eliotrope Portal makers hunted for their abilities.
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.
Faunus, Variant A people with a deep connection to nature that manifests in an Animal Aspect. And cute cat ears.
Filgaian Rough and tumble humans from a Wild world.
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.
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.
Gardevoir Graceful creatures with an undying loyalty to those who they share a close bond with.
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.
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.
Gligar Small, organized scorpion-bats that hunt in packs.
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
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
Half-Human Half-Phantom You are neither dead nor alive, yet both at once.
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.
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.
Horsefolk Horsefolk are a race who are very similar to humans, but bearing a horselike face, hooves for feet, and a horselike tail.
Huragok Manufactured biological supercomputers with a healing aura.
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.
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.
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 and intelligence.
Jynx Humanoid pokemon whose hypnotic sashaying is as mysterious as it's unique, special language.
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.
KirbySpawn Pink chubby pals who consume their way across the universes, saving those they can.
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.
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.
Living Weapon Poor souls fused with magic to be the perfect weapon of destruction.
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.
Lycanroc Though they come in three different forms, these Lycanrocs are werewolf-like pokemon with glowing, blood red eyes and a love of combat.
Magicia Magic is a part of your being, down to your core.
Majin Majin race from the Dragonball series.
Manakete A race of draconic humanoids with awesome magical power.
Manas A race created through the convergence of wandering thoughts, memories, souls, and excessive magical energies.
Mandalorian Human-like people descended from warlords
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.
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.
Mimic Slime A Slime with the ability to morph into other objects or people but cannot change their color.
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.
Muk Toxic slime Pokémon that smell worse than feces, rotting flesh, eggs, and heavily fermented sauerkraut... Yuck
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 suited for combat as not only are they a proud, strong, and agile species but also a very fierce.
San’Shyuum The prophetic masters of the Covenant.
Satori Thoughts, memories; the mind cannot escape your third eye.
Scrafty With a rude attitude and saggy skin-pants, these punkish lizard pokemon defend their territory by spitting acid and delivering powerful kicks.
Serperior Beautiful, regal-looking serpents that possess a glare that can terrify most any creature.
Skaven, Variant While breeding practices vary greatly every skaven usually shares a common share of strengths and weakness.
Skull Kid These cursed, magical children wander through forests for centuries, playing songs and tricks alike.
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.
Subrosian Small, mysterious, subterranean people who already wear robes and habitually bathe in lava—to them, sunlight and open skies are quite alien phenomena.
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
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.
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.
Trapinch Small but aggressive antlions who trap prey in inescapable sand pits and crush them with powerful jaws.
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.
Twili A race of humanoids with strange powers that live in the Twilight Realm.
Typhon Anthrophantasmus Alien creatures created to serve the Apex, but wait...
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.
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.
Wargen Primal shapeshifters
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.
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.
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.
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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