Humans originated on the planet Earth, humans are a sapient species of bipedal hominid. The original variant have two arms and two legs. Their arms have five digits called fingers which are useful for eating and fashioning tools. Humans are also known to be advanced tool users. They rose to become the dominant species of Earth many millennia ago, spreading out from the African continent to inhabit the rest of the world.
Thanks to advancement in medicine, the average lifespan of a human could now be considered practically immortal. The two main causes of human death are accidents and murders.
Humans have come far and then they started their colonization of the cosmos starting with Luna. For hundreds of years, they have colonized and terraformed several planets in the Sol System, and many other star systems. Humanity has since branched to the stars, and is the epicenter of the FUSS. The FUSS is also a member-nation of an alliance known as the Confederacy of Borealis.
However, because of their colonization of many different planets, the form humans now take have altered wildly, so much so that there are some humans who have altered their DNA so that they can live in certain alien environments. As such, Human is now a much broader statement. Most now prefer to be called by alternate names. For example, Humans from Earth prefer to be called Terrans, those from Mars, Martians, those from Terranova, Novans, etc.
On and around these planets, there varying species of Human, usually called Exo-Humans or Transhumans. These Humans have wildly different body attributes, especially after 200 millenia of selective breeding for survival in their environment. Most species of human hold similar body shape and proportions, but are differentiated by their numerous traits. Some humans on oceanic worlds may have webbed fingers and feet, as well as more agile bodies for example.
Humans are one of the more aggressive species in The Local Universe (as anything even slightly more aggressive would have wiped themselves out in a nuclear war). They tend to be relatively ambitious, dominant, egotistical, specist, and individualistic.
An interesting quirk of humans is how their opinions, personalities, and morals vary widely from person to person. They have more varied intelligence than the average species, with a far wider curve relative to most.
What's more is the fact that they have the highest number of political positions per capita than any other species. They also tend to function better in a capitalistic society than a more collectivistic one.
This level of competitiveness and other attributes has made Misanthropy very common in the universe.
List of Human Genetic Variances
One of the earliest genetically modified human species, originating on Mars when some Humans modified themselves to have wings due to the lower gravity. Over the last millennia they have sprouted up on some other worlds, such as Pacifica for example. As of 200k, Aerians are no longer compatible with baselines or other Transhumans.
Phirotians, coming from their planet of Phirote, are much more bulky and stout when compared to a baseline Human. As a result of its surface being unusable for much of its modern time, most have lived underground or in domed cities. When tough labor was required in the colonies for the digging of cities, most Phirotians have a very high muscle mass. Phirote's high gravity has also made their bones much more dense.
The planetoid Ceres, which became a wandering worldship throughout the Milky Way and eventually the Confederacy, is home to the Ceresians, or Fairy Folk, are a diminutive race, possessing light but strong wings from their small humanoid figures which they utilize to fly around their small planet.
An aquatic subspecies inhabiting the seas of Aquana and various other Human worlds in the Orion Arm. Hydrosapiens usually stand around 7ft tall, though ones living in deeper depths can be shorter.
A nomadic subspecies inhabiting O'Neill cylinders, wandering about the Milky Way (hence their name). Wanderers are around 8ft tall, have skinny arms and legs, and possess slightly larger eyes. Some of them travel with a nomadic species called the Ranti who share their knowledge if the galaxy with them.
Human culture is hard to pin down as countless new cultures have arisen over the last millennia on colonies throughout the cosmos.
Predominantly Human (Not Necessarily Humano-Centric)
Predominantly Human (Clearly Humano-Centric)
Slight Humans majorities
Nations with Human Minorities
Human Centric (Ruled by an Elite of Humans)