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Alternate genetics for fantasy conworlds
Posted: Posted May 21st, 2010 by bloodb4roses
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I'm working on my novel universe (the one with reincarnating Nephilim), and I was thinking about how traits, either on Earth or in alternate realms, are passed on differently than on our Earth. Why do children of the Fae and humans become Fae in the Faery realm, and odd humans in the human realm? Why do Faeries left in the human world remain mostly Fae but humans start to change if they stay too long? How does a being that is normally non-physical (angel, demon, gods, etc) produce offspring that are physical? (In the case of angels, or at least a sub-set The Watchers, they could at one time take on physical form to have relations with humans, which produced Nephilim.)

Also, what would the scientific evidence in this universe show about evolution. I'm definitely not going all (insert-religious-text-here) thumper on everyone, but would these gods and spirits make it look like a natural occurrence, hide it, let people find it if those people choose to look... I guess this last one should be answered with a definite "Depends on what I want for the story and the deity in question." For all I know, Loki or some other trickster is responsible for most of the mysteries in science and weird stuff we can't explain.

TL;DR EDITION: I guess what I'm really asking is, for those of you with alternate physics/"fantasy universes", are traits passed on from one being to its offspring? How? How does this affect other parts of your universe.

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All my conspecies use some kind of nucleic acid, e.g. DNA etc.
They may have four-base codons instead of three-base codons; or they may have six kinds of bases instead of four.
Instead of ribose and phosphates, the "backbones" of their genetic molecules may be some other carbohydrate, or peptides (protein-like), or who knows what?
They may have three or more parents, each, instead of two; and they may have three or more sexes, instead of two.
Maybe their genetic molecules even branch, instead of being straight lines.

But I don't base them on alternative physics and/or chemistry.

Sorry if that's a non-answer.

Posted January 10th, 2011 by chiarizio
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Sorry if that's a non-answer.


Well, at least someone answered something.

Actually, the number 3 is coming up a lot in my conworlds, so I might as well include that somehow. Maybe the Fae normally have three parents, or they are triploid (for whatever reason) but have two, and instead of nucleic bases they have elemental bases, so at least in most of the West they generally have four (fire, water, air, earth) and in the East they generally have five (fire, earth, metal, water, wood), but in some places they have different numbers or different kinds.

So when a human goes to the Fae realm, their genetics gets translated to an elemental form, and Fae elemental genetics translate to our genes when they come to our realm. And why humans change after a long time in Fae would be that they have to slowly go from diploid to triploid.

Posted January 10th, 2011 by bloodb4roses
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I got sort of a new genetics for my animals. A&b genes are for physical traits
while c&d are for skills,habits, and behavior and personality.
a&c are female while b&d are male. It makes where i can have blue cats and flying dogs with scales. lol

Posted March 21st, 2015 by Awsomerayd
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Actually, the number 3 is coming up a lot in my conworlds, so I might as well include that somehow. Maybe the Fae normally have three parents, or they are triploid (for whatever reason) but have two, and instead of nucleic bases they have elemental bases, so at least in most of the West they generally have four (fire, water, air, earth) and in the East they generally have five (fire, earth, metal, water, wood), but in some places they have different numbers or different kinds.

So when a human goes to the Fae realm, their genetics gets translated to an elemental form, and Fae elemental genetics translate to our genes when they come to our realm. And why humans change after a long time in Fae would be that they have to slowly go from diploid to triploid.



I got sort of a new genetics for my animals. A&b genes are for physical traits
while c&d are for skills,habits, and behavior and personality.
a&c are female while b&d are male. It makes where i can have blue cats and flying dogs with scales. lol


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Posted March 22nd, 2015 by chiarizio
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If the creature is female then are more a's and c's for every b&dif male it two b's and d's for every a&c a&b contrives to wether you have fur, scales,or feather, claws or paws, beak snout, what color it will and if there is any pattern or not. C&d contrive to wrether the creature is good hunter, swimmer, social or solitaire.passive or aggressive and their diet. For example Bree is a bluejay she is married to bud the bee. Her child is a male he has a stinger is blue and has bird claws and black stripes. So he is b's are stinger, and stripes
His a, are blue and bird claws. Hid c,sare social and flying his d is stinging his enemy. So his pattern is bbaaccd. Which means equal in appearence but more female is personality and traits. Yes they are passed on. If one parent has brown fur and the other grey which ever is dominant will show up more.
Fur color is a&c trait. If the parents are both cats then the. Ac bd will be equal.

Posted March 22nd, 2015 by Awsomerayd
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Posted March 23rd by chiarizio
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