Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov was a Russian and Soviet biologist. In the 1920s, he attempted to create human-ape hybrids, first by artificially inseminating chimpanzee females with human sperm and later by inseminating human females with chimpanzee sperm.
Game and Story Use
- If the experiments had succeeded, Josef Stalin would have had Commie Ape-Men in his armies - first to fight the Nazis, then (during the Cold War) to fight the Americans!
- Ivanov could be used as a template for mad wizards in fantasy settings who want their own shock troops.
- I mean, where do you think orcs come from?