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A Manipulator is an appendage on an organism used primarily for the manipulation of tools and the environment.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Most creatures or sophonts use limbs or appendages specialized towards one of two ends:

  1. Specialized fine motor limbs called manipulators for the handling of tools.
  2. Specialized ambulatory limbs called peds for locomotion.

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Selected Manipulatory Types[edit]

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History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Evolution is a tricky thing and a very wide variety of evolutionary advantages have developed for different species. These include dual-use limbs, tails, headless torsos, and a very wide variety of ped and manipulator types. While humanoid body plans are very common on standard gravity planets, non-human body types are nearly as common in the same range of environments.

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