Reptoids (also referred to as reptilians, saurians or Draconians) are humanoid reptiles of supposed extraterrestrial origin. They have featured prominently in various urban legends and conspiracy theories. The idea of reptilians on Earth was popularized by David Icke, a conspiracy theorist who claims shape-shifting reptilian aliens control Earth by taking on human form and gaining political power to manipulate human societies. Icke has claimed on multiple occasions that many of the world leaders are, or are possessed by, so-called reptilians.
Reptoids are claimed to be humanoid in shape, roughly matching the average size of adult humans. They show obvious reptilian traits such as green, scaly skin, slitted eyes, claws and fangs. It is also said that reptoids may be capable of shape-shifting and can mimic the human form. Whether they do this naturally or through technological means is unclear, though reptoids are suspected to be highly intelligent.
The reptoid race may also be divided by racial class. It has been speculated that an "elite" class of reptoid exists that rules over the others and can be distinguished from the "commoners" by their greater size and the presence of dragon-like wings on their backs.
Reptoids are supposedly more intelligent than humans. Many believers have theorized that reptoids were the ones that brought civilisation to early humanity and have manipulated our race's development throughout history. Others believe that while reptoids have achieved space travel, they may not be alien in origin and are actually evolved descendants of the dinosaurs that once roamed the Earth, thus they could be manipulating the human race as a means of reclaiming their dominance of the planet. Reptoids are also completely carnivorous and feed on live prey, including humans.