Evolution of the Venusian form in Phase 76.
A Venusian is a citizen of the République Vénus. They are humans who have used bioengineering to deliberately alter their body shapes. Venus has a strong French influence, which is evident in names as well as in their pronounced love of food. Because of their consumption of infant meat hominid, a Venusian couple at the Metageitnion Restaurant on Ketheres thought that the Stellar Nursery Society children who ran into the restaurant looked delicious and wanted to try them out.
Starting from a standard human body shape, Venusians gradually became shorter, but fatter. They currently favour a form called the "Humpty-Dumpty" silhouette, in which the body is composed of a very large head with skinny arms and legs. They tend to use specialised chairs to provide mobility, although one of Whophon's female followers was a young Venusian woman who did not use such a chair. Venusians are fair skinned and wear some clothing over their arms and legs. An illustration by Yukito Kishiro for the 2003 Ultra Jump calendar depicts Fournier as having fair skin. He had a sort of advisor standing behind him who had a pronounced head, dark glasses, large ears, and elephant-like trunk for a mouth. This Venusian was supported by a cylindrical cyborg body.
Pissarro Créer de Vivre's body was unique in that it was much smaller and unlike the Humpty-Dumpty, making him an exception. While he had a more "human" face, his ribs and spine were clearly visible through his skin and his legs were vetigial. He could only crawl and used a much larger and flamboyant haute couture biosuit that he piloted.
Venusians appear in Gunnm: Martian Memory and are discussed in volume 3 of Gunnm Works. They have large, egg-shaped bodies, sit on white tricycle chairs, and wear red with yellow stripes. They have fair skin and white hair, and hold a leg of meat in one hand.