In my upcoming novel I have a character transported to an alternate reality. His ‘real’ body is slightly… dead. And rotting. And not usable.
He wakes up in a new body artificially created in this new world he’s in. That’s not uncommon there (so also the reason the apocalypse is happening there). It’s a brand new body of the right age, gender, etc. It looks very much like him, but it’s from this new world, not our world. I want to make some sort of minor cosmetic alterations to human biology, with maybe one being obvious so he notices something is off.
My current ideas
- centered heart, slightly different circulatory system pattern (this is the big one. Missing arteries because he doesn’t know where they are)
- Combined liver pancreas
- different orientation of digestive track.(instead of a tube it a…)
- single bifurcated testicle. (this is the sign something’s different that he might noticed and comment on before one of these changes causes him harm, but its also the one I have the biggest issue with since the female anatomy should mirror the male, and I’m not sure there’s a good place for a single bifurcated ovary. I’m not good at anatomy but I think women would be almost sitting on it? or it would be squished during pregnancy?).
So that’s where I am. Quemments?