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Humans (人間, Ningen?) are the most prevalent species on the planet.

Overview[]

Humans, falling under the category of Primates (霊長, Reichou?). The term is referring to mankind's current evolutionary stage as a species rather than mankind as a group. The collective will of humanity is represented by Alaya, and it is at odds with the natural forces of the planet. During the Age of Gods, humanity was much closer to the root and the gods. Humanity has the potential to develop to the point where it can outlive the planet itself, such as the Liners and A-Rays.

Nature[]

Psychic[]

Humans can be born with innate abilities such as extrasensory perception and other abnormal powers called ESP (超能力, Chounouryoku?). They are normally functions that aren't involved in the operation of the organisms called humans, which are the circuits that cause "supernatural phenomena" to occur. Compared to Magecraft, which can be trained over time, inherent ability is absolutely necessary to use ESP. Those who have these abnormal lines can cause supernatural phenomenon to happen as if they were simply breathing. Those experiencing it find it to be normal, so they only realize the abnormality of themselves for the first time when the common sense of others point this out to them.[1]

Magus[]

Humans who are born with Magic Circuits are qualified to be a Magus. Magus (魔術師, Majutsushi?, plural Magi) is the term for a human practitioner of Magecraft, the magical science, as opposed to a Magician, who is capable of bringing forth true miracles that are impossible to be reenacted at the current scientific stage.

Mixed-Blood[]

It is possible for humans to have offspring with Phantasmal Species and Demons, resulting in the birth of Mixed-Bloods (混血, Konketsu?). Though their blood is growing thinner with each successive generation, on rare occasions a child is born who has strongly inherited that "inhuman" characteristic. Such hybrids include offspring between humans and members of the Oni Kind, such as the Tohno and Kishima clans in Japan.[2] While others include the half-incubus Merlin, and the half-succubus Natalia Kaminski. There are even offsprings with Dragons, who are considered the strongest of the Phantasmal Species, such as Elizabeth Báthory. Such beings are seen as a distortion that needs to be exterminated in Japan, but they make for troublesome targets for the Demon Hunters. They are immune to the Edict of Binding of Houjutsu, and it is impossible to match their supernatural powers with just a human body.

Inversion Impulse[]

Inversion Impulse (反転衝動, Hanten Shōdō?) is a state of being where one's mind is overpowered by other factors of their body. With the case of Mixed-Blood humans with Oni blood, it is that their non-human blood, their instincts, overpower their human blood, their reason. Arcueid Brunestud can possibly fall into such a state from not eating. As her form of taking in nutrition is different from that of humans, her appetite is more akin to lust, and she rarely falls into it because she does not place much priority on it.

Origin[]

Within all humans exists the "Power of the Beginning", the "Root", the original model, from which all human genes began. While none of Earth can withstand Potnia Theron, the start of human history wielded by BB, those who obtain this power are on the same level and cannot be "undone" by it. It requires special access rights within the Moon Cell to obtain the ability, needing to dive into the core of the recorded Heroic Spirit to unlock their root that has been sealed away by the Moon Cell.[3]

Future of Humanity[]

Though humans are bound to the planet, people like Gilgamesh,[4] Merlin,[5] and Archetype Earth[6] foresaw a future where they eventually leave the planet and reach the stars. There are also other possibilities like Notes and Tsuki no Sango.

Notes[]

The world of Notes, a possible future in which the planet dies and humanity continues to survive, greatly changes humanity. The Land of Steel contains Grain throughout the atmosphere in which humans cannot properly live. As the world was dying, humanity created the A-Ray, heavily modified primates using genes from other species, that could survive in the new world, but they eventually went to war with humanity. On the verge of defeat, humanity created the Liners and Ether Liners which balanced the war. The war was interrupted by the arrival of the Ultimate Ones, causing a ceasefire and combined effort against them.

Last-Seeds: Humans (人間 [Last-Seed]?) are the remaining humans who have not received any modification to live in the Grain-filled world.[7] While humans are strong as living creatures, they are weak as individual existences, so they were almost wiped out with the death of the planet.[8] They cannot live outside without the support of medication or machines. They cannot inhale the air directly or eat the factory-made food because the nutritional value has been made so high it is poisonous to them. They are near extinction due to being no longer able to survive on the planet. They are considered rare, but they have no value.[7]

The remaining humans were only able to live on in an artificial paradise on the Western Continent, but it was quickly destroyed by Type Jupiter upon the arrival of the Ultimate Ones. Gun God, the world's last surviving human, was "unlucky enough" to be saved and receive environmental adaptation treatment.[8]

Tsuki no Sango[]

The humanity of Tsuki no Sango can be called dead in a sense. They have stagnated after having lost their drive to expand, invent, and propagate, as if the entire species declared “Everything is far too troublesome.” Only one tenth of the population have the drive to "keep trying", so that is enough to keep the failing race alive. Before its stagnation, they attempted the Lunar Immigration Plan to the Moon to overcome their overpopulation crisis, creating a lunar city upon the new frontier. During this expansion, there was an unexpected event, a pole shift on Earth and the sudden lose of humanity's fire, that marked the end of the race. They, not needing civilization to live on Earth, pushed all hope onto those living on the Moon, where civilization was a necessity, after having grown tired of it.

The Moon and Earth became completely independent in only fifty years, sealing their doors after deciding there was nothing to negotiate. Those on Earth made do even with their slowly dwindling population, while those on the Moon secured their living conditions within their environment. The Gregorian calendar was lost, and the conditions on Earth worsened, with the oxygen thinning over time. The people still trying to survive, the Committee for Restoring Humanity, created cities, a lost concept for those in stagnation, in an attempt to return to the basics of life with love as their fundamental principle. While it was possible for the people on Earth to reach the Moon, it became impossible to leave, so it was a one-way trip.

Those on the Moon disappeared after a time, and the Girl of the Moon, created to conform to man’s image of beauty, felt that they all must have "gone to sleep" at once because "staying awake" had become too troublesome, or, due to their rule forbidding residents loving each other, had all been exiled to Earth in punishment. Those who fell in love with someone from Earth were separated forever as punishment. They were so much more advanced than Earth, but were never able to overcome the emotional deficiencies and self-destructed. After the fall of the Girl of the Moon, the coral created began to produce great quantities of oxygen and nitrogen, allowing for humanity to live for a little longer.

References[]

  1. [v] Kara no Kyoukai Special Pamphlet - Encyclopedia: Psychic Power [Others], p.035 [T]

    Psychic Power [Others]
    Abnormal powers. Functions that normal humans do not possess. A kind of circuitry that leads to what are commonly called paranormal activities.
    Different from magecraft, inborn talents are absolutely necessary for ESP. Those possessing ESP circuits can induce paranormal phenomenons as naturally as breathing. The ESPers themselves take ESP for granted, and treat it as something they simply "can do". They only realise that they are abnormal after others (who can only comprehend "normal") have pointed it out.
    In this story, Asagami Fujino is an ESPer, but since she was tampered with somewhat, her ability falls between ESP and magecraft.
    ESP is normally an incidental occurrence, a sudden mutation limited to one generation.

    超能力【ちょうのうりょく】【その他】
    異能。本来、人間という生き物を運営するに含まれない機能の事。俗に言う超常現象を引き起こす回線。
    魔術と違い、先天的な才能が必要不可欠。異能の回線を持つ者は、息を吸うかの如く超常現象を引き起こす。本人たちにとってもそれが『出来て』当たり前のことなので、外部(一般常識)からの指摘で始めて自分が異常なのだと気がつく事になる。
    本編では浅上藤乃が超能力者とされているが、彼女はある程度人為的な手が加えられている為、魔術と異能の中間に属する。
    本来超能力は偶発的に発生するもので、一代限りの突然変異なのである。

  2. [v] Melty Blood Act Cadenza PS2 Manual - Dictionary: Mixed-Bloods [Term], p.056

    Mixed-Bloods [Term]
    Refers to the descendants of humans who consorted with something "inhuman" in the distant past. Tohno Akiha and Kishima Kouma fall under this classification.
    Though their blood is growing thinner with each successive generation, on rare occasions a child is born who has strongly inherited that "inhuman" characteristic.
    As for Tohno Akiha, her blood is primarily human, but what inhuman blood she does have is exceptionally high class. Because of this, she could be considered the answer to the demon hybrids' evolution, capable of awakening as a demon hybrid while still remaining a human being.
    Kouma, on the other hand, is an archetypical demon hybrid whose oni blood runs too thick, making life as a human completely impossible.

    混血【用語】
    遙か昔、人以外のものと交わった人間の末裔を指す。遠野秋葉、軋間紅摩が該当。
    代を重ねるごとに血は薄くなっていくが、希に特性を濃く受け継いだ子供が生まれる。
    秋葉は人間としての血の割合が多いながらも、割合の低い妖の血が最上級なものなので“人のまま混血として覚醒できる”という、混血たちの進化の答えじみたタイプ。
    反して、紅摩は鬼の血が多すぎて人でなくなってしまう、典型的な混血の末路と言える。

  3. Fate/EXTRA CCC Origin form discussion

    Rani: I couldn’t find a way to seal the Ten Crowns, but I can formulate a countermeasure. Through analyzing the Ten Crowns, I acquired the access rights to the “Power of the Beginning” from the moon cell.
    The Ten Crowns are the start of human history, what could be described as the dawn of the light of civilization….
    In summary, it’s the power of the “Origin” (original model) from which human genes began. Anyone human should contain it within.
    So, I will add this ability to your Servant. If it’s power on the same level, the “Ten Crowns” should not be able to “undo” it.
    Gilgamesh: So you intend to access my original form.

    Rani: Correct, we will dive into the digital body of the Servant, directly access the core of the Heroic Spirit, and unlock the root of the Heroic Spirit sealed by the Moon Cell - its mythological formal wear.

    Alternate paraphrased Archer response: “The Beginning….you mean the root. The original form that not even we know of……”

  4. Gilgamesh Secret Garden conversation
  5. Garden of Avalon - Chapter 0 translated by Quality ★ Mistranslations
  6. Melty Blood Actress Again [T]

    The strong point of humans is the "as long as things are fun, now" kind of forward thinking. If they keep expanding on the dreaming up better futures' part of it, they should escape to the star ocean one day!

  7. 7.0 7.1
    [v] Notes - Humans [Last-Seed]

    Humans [Last-Seed]
    Human species who hasn't received any modification, or their descendant. Since they are no longer able to survive on this planet, it is said that they are on the verge of extinction.
    In order for humans to live outside, they need support from medication or machines. They can't directly inhale the air, nor can they eat the food made in the factory because they raise the physical ability too much that they become poisonous.
    They are rare, but have no value.

    人間 [Last-Seed]
    品種改良を受けていない人間種。もしくは、その末裔。すでにこの惑星上では生存不可能な為、絶滅寸前といわれている。
    人間が外界で生存していくためには薬物や機械によるサポートが必要で、空気も素のままで吸引すれば死に至り、工場で作られる食物は身体能力を向上させすぎ、逆に毒となってしまう。
    希少種であるが、希少価値はない。

  8. 8.0 8.1
    [v] Character Material - Godo, p.029

    Introduction - Godo

    His real name has been erased. Generally known as Gun God or God Imitator. One of the few old-generation “humans” surviving in this wasteland.

    Humans – strong as living creatures, yet weak as existences – were almost completely eliminated on doomsday. The survivors, being unable to adapt to the Grain permeating the atmosphere, were soon to follow.

    During these last days, the surviving humans created the artificial paradise.

    Although this artificial paradise was quickly destroyed by The Black Aristoteles, Godo was unlucky enough to receive environmental adaptation treatment, and thus his life was saved. He became the world’s last surviving human and continued to live.

    But, even if he was a survivor, his future was short.

    For Godo, his current life was akin to living on the moon. Without the help of machines and medicines, he would not even be able to breathe properly, and the food that he puts in his mouth is like poison.

    Because his prospects were so bleak, or perhaps because he had already faced death many times, his worldview became very self-torturing but not quite pessimistic (“resignation” could be a good way to describe it), and he lived leisurely passing by the days.

    In the past, wanting revenge, he excavated Black Barrel from the sealed region of Atlasia, and participated in the battle to prevent Type:Venus’ descent. Afterwards, in order to escape further conflicts, he concealed his whereabouts.

    According to rumors, he participated in a certain city’s fight to repel Type:Saturn, and died there.

    Although he is the weakest, he is a sniper able to withstand the poison of the strongest.

    Explanation - Black Barrel

    A black gun. It is a weapon that can destroy the Fifth Theoretical Element, and is constructed from the Fifth True Element.

    It is called a conceptual weapon of natural life by the Six Sisters.

    The bullets can ignore the abilities of anything that uses Grain and cause direct damage.

    It is similar to a cancer cell directly invading a body.

    One of the reasons that humans have degraded as is that they have no way to utilize the Grain in the air. As soon as they breathe it in, they die.

    The moment that this new energy source, Grain, rejected them, humans became the weakest of all life forms, but Black Barrel could be called the one weapon that reverses that specific weak point.

    It has many uses, and by changing its fittings it can be made to act as a sniper rifle.

    It normally takes the form of a rifle with a curved stock.

    At the time of its excavation, it seems that there was an original and also a replica. The gun that Godo always uses is the original.

    Source: notes. (From Tsukihime Dokuhon)

    The leading role of a story from the Land of Steel, an episode that cut out the events concerning an angel.

    As the weakest individual but possessing a means of deposing the strongest, a really protagonist-like individual.

    Afterwards, this person’s style was succeeded by Shiki from Tsukihime…maybe, or maybe not.

    Introduction - ゴドー
    本名。額飲、というのをいれる。院まいったいな時代の“人間”。
    生物としてあったが生命としては弱かった人間は世界各軍によって大部分が死滅し、残った者たちも大気に満ちたジンに適応できず死に絶えていった。
    そんな終末の中でも生き延びようとした人間たちによる人工楽園の出身。
    人工楽園自体は黒いアリストテレスによってすみやかに消滅したが、環境適応処置を受けていたゴドーは不運にも生き延び、地上に残った最後の人間として生きていく事になる。
    もっとも、生き残ったところで先は長くない。
    ゴドーにとって今の生活は月に住んでいるようなもの。機械と菜の助けがなくては満足に呼吸もできず、口にする食料は毒でしかない。
    まさにお先真っ暗ではあるが、幾度もの終末を乗り越えてしまった為か、自由的ではあるが悲観的にはならない、といった観(諦観とも言う)に至っているので日々のんびりと過ごしている。
    かつては復讐心から取アトラシアよりブラックバレルを発掘し、タイプ・ヴィーナス降下阻止作戦に参加、以後は戦いを避けて行方を貶ました。
    風の噂ではとある街で行われたタイプ・サターン迎撃戦に参加し、戦死したとされる。
    最弱ではあるが、最強の毒に耐えうる狙撃手。

    Explanation - ブラックバレル
    黒い銃身。第五架空要素を自壊させる、第五真説要素によって作られた兵器。
    六人姉妹たちには天存の概念武装と呼ばれる。
    この銃によって放たれた弾丸は、真エーテルによっ して活動するモノなら、いかなる能力値をも無視して を与える魔の一撃となる。
    直接本体に打ち込まれる細胞のようなものか。
    人間が霊長から転落した理由の一つに、大気に満ち たジンを扱えず、吸い込めば死に至るという事がある。
    ジンという新しいエネルギーに拒絶された時点で人間はもっとも弱い生物になったが、ブラックバレルはその欠点を逆転させた兵器と言える。
    汎用性が高く、各種オプションを換装する事で狙撃 銃としても使用可能。
    基本は曲銃床を用いるライフル型。
    発掘時にはオリジナルとレプリカの二丁があったらしい。ゴドーが愛用していたのはオリジナルの方。

    出典/notes. (月姫読本に収録)
    鋼の大地から、天使にまつわる話を切り取ったエピソードの主役。
    最弱だが最強を貶める一手を持つ、という実に主人公チックな人物。
    のちに、この芸風は月姫の志貴に受け継がれる事になった・・・・・・ような、そうでもないような。

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