Humanoid - in Fantasy

In Fantasy

In fantasy settings the term humanoid is used to refer to a human-like fantastical creature, such as a dwarf or an ogre. In some cases, such as older versions of the game Dungeons and Dragons, a distinction is made between demi-humans, which are relatively similar to humans, and humanoids, which exhibit larger differences from humans.

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