theres a scifi trope of like, a death world type place thats SO hostile and its linked to an alien species thats super tough to kill and all that

but, like,

wouldn't it make more sense for such a world to foster a strongly social species thats a little less "im the strongest warrior in the galaxy and nothing can hurt me" and a little more "i've known you for five minutes and i've decided to adopt you" range

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@fluxom_alt It does, yeah. That's what most of my favorite HFY stories revolve around. "These humans are crazy! They come from a planet full of horrifically hostile life, yet they'll pack bond with anything! That one just picked me up, kissed me on the proboscis, and called me adorable!"

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