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23rd May '16 3:54:18 AM hollowcity
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* Inverted in all cases in Creator/JRRTolkien's Middle-earth (''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', etc.) and the films based on them: The father is always the more 'mundane', the mother the more 'exotic' parent: a few human males marry elven women, one elven male (Thingol) marries a female angel (Melian), and one mostly-human male (Aragorn) marries one elf-human-angel hybrid woman (Arwen), but the reverse never happens. The closest it comes is when the human-elf-angel hybrid Dior marries a purely elven woman, but he's still the more mortal of the two. Additionally, the various misfortunes befalling the families and children of these unions are never a result of the [[MalignedMixedMarriage mixed marriage being rejected by their respective societies]]. The ''one'' known example of a female human and male elf falling in love never married, because he (Galadriel's brother Aegnor) believed a MayflyDecemberRomance would only be even more painful than remaining apart.

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* Inverted in all cases in Creator/JRRTolkien's Middle-earth (''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', etc.) and the films based on them: The father is always the more 'mundane', the mother the more 'exotic' parent: a few human males marry elven women, one elven male (Thingol) marries a female angel (Melian), and one mostly-human male (Aragorn) marries one elf-human-angel hybrid woman (Arwen), but the reverse never happens. The closest it comes is when the human-elf-angel hybrid Dior marries a purely elven woman, but he's still the more mortal of the two. Additionally, the various misfortunes befalling the families and children of these unions are never a result of the [[MalignedMixedMarriage mixed marriage being rejected by their respective societies]]. The ''one'' known example of a female human and male elf falling in love never married, because he (Galadriel's brother Aegnor) believed a MayflyDecemberRomance would only be even more painful than remaining apart.apart (which noticeably never stopped Arwen or numerous other female elves). Aegnor's refusal becomes [[HilariousInHindsight rather funny since he ended up dying long before Andreth,]] and they remain apart but forever pining for each other [[TearJerker even in death.]]
30th Apr '16 3:04:57 PM Sharlee
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* Played straight for two generations in the backstory of ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'', with a D'ni and his half-human son both marrying humans from Earth's surface. ''Three'' generations, if Rivenese are also considered human.
30th Apr '16 3:00:04 PM Sharlee
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* In ''Film/TalesFromTheDarksideTheMovie'', in the "Lover's Vow" segment, a man unknowingly marries a gargoyle who's taken on human form. In a variant of the "kitsune" scenario (see Mythology below), both the wife and their two kids turn into gargoyles when he breaks a promise to her.

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* In ''Film/TalesFromTheDarksideTheMovie'', in the "Lover's Vow" segment, a man unknowingly marries a gargoyle who's taken on human form. In a variant of the "kitsune" "yuki-onna" scenario (see Mythology below), both the wife and their two kids turn into gargoyles when he breaks a promise to her.
30th Apr '16 2:58:32 PM Sharlee
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* In ''Film/TalesFromTheDarksideTheMovie'', in the "Lover's Vow" segment, a man unknowingly marries a gargoyle who's taken on human form. In a variant of the "kitsune" scenario (see Mythology below), both the wife and their two kids turn into gargoyles when he breaks a promise to her.
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* In ''[[Literature/DanShambleZombiePI Slimy Underbelly]]'', the BigBad villain is the product of a female EldritchHorror's affair with a human male.
20th Apr '16 3:49:39 AM Kotomikun
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* Inverted for [[spoiler:Antimony herself]] in ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt''. Her father is human [[AbusiveParents (in the physical sense)]], and her mother is the descendant of [[ElementalEmbodiment an elemental]]; the latter is mostly human due to many generations of HalfHumanHybrid-ization, but still has strong etheric powers linked to her element, and [[spoiler:an unfortunate tendency to die after reproducing, "passing on her flame" to her daughter]]. Coyote snarkily lampshades how [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction "interesting"]] the original marriage of man and elemental must have been.



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22nd Jan '16 4:32:55 PM katrinahood
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** Sela has a human mother, [[spoiler:Tasha Yar]], and a Romulan father.
5th Jan '16 1:28:15 PM merotoker
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When is the last time you heard of a HalfHumanHybrid who was human on his or her father's side? As stated under {{Dhampyr}}, these creatures' mothers tend to be human, and [[LineageComesFromTheFather their fathers... something else]]. In the case of {{Vampire}}s and LittlePeople, a human just seems more likely to successfully carry a hybrid to term. It's also perhaps the natural outreach of MarsNeedsWomen. If everyone finds human chicks attractive, it stands to reason that human chicks would have more mixed kids. On the rare occasion that Venus Needs Men, the Venusians will almost always be [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe sexy, scantily clad and conforming to Western norms of beauty]], in an outgrowth of the MaleGaze. Or maybe the idea of an innocent human lady being seduced and ravished by some dashingly handsome male vampire/werewolf/demon/angel/alien/whatever is just a lot more alluring to an audience than the opposite for whatever reason.

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When is the last time you heard of a HalfHumanHybrid who was human on his or her father's side? As stated under {{Dhampyr}}, these creatures' mothers tend to be human, and [[LineageComesFromTheFather their fathers... something else]]. In the case of {{Vampire}}s [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampires]] and LittlePeople, a human just seems more likely to successfully carry a hybrid to term. It's also perhaps the natural outreach of MarsNeedsWomen. If everyone finds human chicks attractive, it stands to reason that human chicks would have more mixed kids. On the rare occasion that Venus Needs Men, the Venusians will almost always be [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe sexy, scantily clad and conforming to Western norms of beauty]], in an outgrowth of the MaleGaze. Or maybe the idea of an innocent human lady being seduced and ravished by some dashingly handsome male vampire/werewolf/demon/angel/alien/whatever is just a lot more alluring to an audience than the opposite for whatever reason.



* ''LightNovel/VampireHunterD'': [[spoiler: Count Magnus Lee to D: 'Was your sire ... Dracula?!?' Also, it's revealed the Count's daughter Lamirca was the result of a fling with a mortal.]]
** In the ''Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust'' movie, Left-Hand briefly implies that D's motivation for Charlotte Ellborne isn't money, it's the possibility that [[spoiler:she and Meir Link could conceive another danpeal/dhampyr.]]

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* ''LightNovel/VampireHunterD'': [[spoiler: Count Magnus Lee to D: 'Was your sire ... Dracula?!?' Also, it's revealed the Count's daughter Lamirca was the result of a fling with a mortal.]]
mortal]].
** In the ''Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust'' movie, Left-Hand briefly implies that D's motivation for Charlotte Ellborne isn't money, it's the possibility that [[spoiler:she and Meir Link could conceive another danpeal/dhampyr.]]danpeal/dhampyr]].



* ''Manga/NurarihyonNoMago'' has an {{youkai}} grandfather and a (spiritually strong) human grandmother, his mother is human and his father is [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human]].
** There are some other characters who share this trait too.

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* ''Manga/NurarihyonNoMago'' has an {{youkai}} grandfather and a (spiritually strong) human grandmother, his mother is human and his father is [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human]].
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half-human]]. There are some other characters who share this trait too.



* ''Manga/KongohBancho'' (and his brother and sister). Worth noting is that their father is [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction roughly the size of two or three houses stacked up]]. (Oddly, while the two males are NighInvulnerable ten-foot-tall [[HeroicBuild mountains of muscle]], their sister appears to be a totally normal teenage girl.)
* [[spoiler: The protagonist Yusuke]] in ''YuYuHakusho'' is the descendant of a union between a female human doctor in feudal Japan and [[spoiler: Raizen, one of the strongest demon lords of Makai. Yusuke then undergoes Mazoku Atavism, in which his demonic heritage springs to the forefront.]]

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* ''Manga/KongohBancho'' (and his brother and sister). Worth noting is that their father is [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction roughly the size of two or three houses stacked up]]. (Oddly, while the two males are NighInvulnerable {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le ten-foot-tall [[HeroicBuild mountains of muscle]], their sister appears to be a totally normal teenage girl.)
* [[spoiler: The protagonist Yusuke]] in ''YuYuHakusho'' ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' is the descendant of a union between a female human doctor in feudal Japan and [[spoiler: Raizen, one of the strongest demon lords of Makai. Yusuke then undergoes Mazoku Atavism, in which his demonic heritage springs to the forefront.]]forefront]].



* Meet the Okumura twins from ''Manga/BlueExorcist'': the offspring of a human mother and {{Satan}}. Rin's the only one who inherits the demonic tendencies, however. [[spoiler: Or so we think, Yukio also shows them later too]]

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* Meet the Okumura twins from ''Manga/BlueExorcist'': the offspring of a human mother and {{Satan}}. Rin's the only one who inherits the demonic tendencies, however. [[spoiler: Or so we think, think; Yukio also shows them later too]]too.]]



* Justified in ''Manga/TokyoGhoul''. Itori explains that even if a female Ghoul managed to conceive a child with a human, her body would simply treat her half-human offspring like a food source and absorb it for nutrients. On the other hand, a half-breed conceived by a human woman would die from malnutrition in the womb. [[spoiler: Its eventually revealed that the mother of the One-Eyed Owl resorted to Cannibalism to address this problem]].

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* Justified in ''Manga/TokyoGhoul''. Itori explains that even if a female Ghoul managed to conceive a child with a human, her body would simply treat her half-human offspring like a food source and absorb it for nutrients. On the other hand, a half-breed conceived by a human woman would die from malnutrition in the womb. [[spoiler: Its eventually revealed that the mother of the One-Eyed Owl resorted to Cannibalism to address this problem]]. problem.]]



* ComicBook/{{Raven}} from ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' has the demon Trigon for a father.
** And Trigon himself is the result of a union between a female member of a sect and the god they worshipped, both from another dimension.
** Likewise, her teammate Cassie "ComicBook/WonderGirl" Sandsmark is the daughter of Zeus and a human woman. Which is perfectly in character with [[ReallyGetsAround the mythological Zeus]].
* [[TeleportersAndTransporters Nightcrawler]], of X-Men fame, is the son of [[ShapeShifter Mystique]] and some ancient mutant whose family is widely known as demons and/or were the inspiration for demons. Technically half human(mutant) and half human(mutant), but half human and half demon if you ask his father's family or any of their enemies. [[spoiler:Not counting the fact that [[WordOfGod Mystique was originally intended to be Nightcrawler's father]], so [[ExecutiveVeto if not for some editor]], he'd fall into the '''[=Human Mom Female Dad=]''' variety]].

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* ComicBook/{{Raven}} from ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' has the demon Trigon for a father.
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father. Trigon himself is the result of a union between a female member of a sect and the god they worshipped, both from another dimension.
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dimension. Likewise, her teammate Cassie "ComicBook/WonderGirl" Sandsmark is the daughter of Zeus and a human woman. Which is perfectly in character with [[ReallyGetsAround the mythological Zeus]].
* [[TeleportersAndTransporters Nightcrawler]], ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}}, of X-Men Comicbook/XMen fame, is the son of [[ShapeShifter Mystique]] Comicbook/{{Mystique}} and some ancient mutant whose family is widely known as demons and/or were the inspiration for demons. Technically half human(mutant) and half human(mutant), but half human and half demon if you ask his father's family or any of their enemies. [[spoiler:Not counting the fact that [[WordOfGod Mystique was originally intended to be Nightcrawler's father]], so [[ExecutiveVeto if not for some editor]], he'd fall into the '''[=Human Mom Female Dad=]''' variety]].variety.]]



* ''ComicBook/{{Smax}}'' and his HalfIdenticalTwin are the product of an ogre raping a human woman.
* Genis and Phyla, the children of Kree ComicBook/CaptainMarVell and Elysius, who confusingly was an Eternal artificially created by a super-powerful computer named ISSAC. Their father is an alien, while their mother is a member of a human subspecies. Oh, and their grandpa is a computer.
** Similarly, Suzy Sherman, aka Ultra Girl, is the daughter of a Kree father and a human mother.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Smax}}'' ComicBook/{{Smax}} and his HalfIdenticalTwin {{Half Identical Twin|s}} are the product of an ogre raping a human woman.
* Genis and Phyla, the children of Kree ComicBook/CaptainMarVell and Elysius, who confusingly was an Eternal artificially created by a super-powerful computer named ISSAC. Their father is an alien, while their mother is a member of a human subspecies. Oh, and their grandpa is a computer.
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computer. Similarly, Suzy Sherman, aka Ultra Girl, is the daughter of a Kree father and a human mother.



* Ron Peterson/Captain Clarinet in ''ComicBook/{{PS238}}'', son of the local Franchise/{{Superman}} and Lois Lane [[AlternateCompanyEquivalent equivalents]].

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* Ron Peterson/Captain Clarinet in ''ComicBook/{{PS238}}'', son of the local Franchise/{{Superman}} and Lois Lane ComicBook/LoisLane [[AlternateCompanyEquivalent equivalents]].



* In ComicBook/{{Fables}} [[TheBigBadWolf Bigby Wolf]] and Snow White copulate while under the effects of a magic potion, (however, since Bigby is able to shift between wolf and human forms, HotSkittyOnWailordAction is averted,) causing Snow to give birth to six children capable of shifting between wolf and human forms and flying, plus a seventh who is a sentient gust of wind with no physical form. The flying and wind powers are a variation of Bigby's "huff-and-puff", which he got because he's the lupine version of this trope; his mother was a normal wolf and his father was the god-like, shapeshifting North Wind.
** Later Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast have a child, and while both parents were human at the time, there was enough of Beast's powers transferred to make the child able to transform into a multi-limbed monster.
* In DC comics, Etrigan is the brother of Merlin (son of a demon father and human mother) in some stories.
* The New 52 version of ComicBook/WonderWoman is the daughter of Hippolyta and Zeus.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', Victor Mancha is the son of the killer robot Ultron and a human woman, although in this case, there was no insemination involved - Ultron built Victor's body.
** There's a popular theory that later Runaway Klara is the daughter of a mortal woman and some sort of god, though this has never been stated in canon.

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* In ComicBook/{{Fables}} ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}''
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[[TheBigBadWolf Bigby Wolf]] and Snow White copulate while under the effects of a magic potion, (however, since Bigby is able to shift between wolf and human forms, HotSkittyOnWailordAction is averted,) causing Snow to give birth to six children capable of shifting between wolf and human forms and flying, plus a seventh who is a sentient gust of wind with no physical form. The flying and wind powers are a variation of Bigby's "huff-and-puff", which he got because he's the lupine version of this trope; his mother was a normal wolf and his father was the god-like, shapeshifting North Wind.
** Later Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast have a child, and while both parents were human at the time, there was enough of Beast's powers transferred to make the child able to transform into a multi-limbed monster.
* In DC comics, Etrigan Creator/DCComics, Comicbook/{{Etrigan}} is the brother of Merlin (son of a demon father and human mother) in some stories.
* The New 52 version of ComicBook/WonderWoman Franchise/WonderWoman is the daughter of Hippolyta and Zeus.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', Victor Mancha is the son of the killer robot Ultron Comicbook/{{Ultron}} and a human woman, although in this case, there was no insemination involved - Ultron built Victor's body.
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body. There's a popular theory that later Runaway Klara is the daughter of a mortal woman and some sort of god, though this has never been stated in canon.



* In ''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy'', [[spoiler:it's never mentioned that he's a HalfHumanHybrid, so the trope doesn't apply there, but [[BabiesEverAfter he gets Liz pregnant]].]]

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* In ''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy'', [[spoiler:it's never mentioned that he's a HalfHumanHybrid, so the trope doesn't apply there, but [[BabiesEverAfter he gets Liz pregnant]].]]pregnant]]]].



* The meanest trapper in ''CannibalTheMusical'', at least according to his song:

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* The meanest trapper in ''CannibalTheMusical'', ''Film/CannibalTheMusical'', at least according to his song:



* Literature/{{Beowulf}} in the 1997 film adaptation.
** In the [[Film/{{Beowulf}} CGI adaptation]], it gets inverted with Grendel, whose mother is a hideously ugly snake-beast (that can make herself look like Angelina Jolie). Also [[spoiler:Grendel's half-brother, Beowulf's son with the same creature]]
* In ''StarWars'', Anakin's father is nonhuman regardless of which origin story is the truth. Either he was conceived by TheForce or [[spoiler:he was created by Darth Plagueis, a Muun and Palpatine's Master]].

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* Literature/{{Beowulf}} in the 1997 film adaptation.
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adaptation. In the [[Film/{{Beowulf}} CGI adaptation]], it gets inverted with Grendel, whose mother is a hideously ugly snake-beast (that can make herself look like Angelina Jolie). Creator/AngelinaJolie). Also [[spoiler:Grendel's half-brother, Beowulf's son with the same creature]]
creature]].
* In ''StarWars'', ''Franchise/StarWars''
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Anakin's father is nonhuman regardless of which origin story is the truth. Either he was conceived by TheForce or [[spoiler:he was created by Darth Plagueis, a Muun and Palpatine's Master]].



* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'': Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord, the main protagonist, has a human mother and a father who is "something very old" and unknown. This parallels the treatment in the original comic books, where his father is J'Son, Emperor of the Spartoi.

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* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'': Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord, the main protagonist, has a human mother and a father who is "something very old" and unknown. This parallels the treatment in [[ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy the original comic books, books]], where his father is J'Son, Emperor of the Spartoi.



* In MarionZimmerBradley's ''Literature/{{Darkover}}'' series this is the most common scenario for crossbreeds between humans and the [[SpaceElves chieri]]. Of course, given the chieri's reclusive lifestyle, ability to change gender and [[MayflyDecemberRomance ridiculously long lifespans]] it is usually just more likely that such pairings tend to lean more towards human women bearing half-chieri children. There are exceptions however, such as in ''The World Wreckers'', where a chieri bears the child of a human father.

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* In MarionZimmerBradley's Creator/MarionZimmerBradley's ''Literature/{{Darkover}}'' series this is the most common scenario for crossbreeds between humans and the [[SpaceElves chieri]]. Of course, given the chieri's reclusive lifestyle, ability to change gender and [[MayflyDecemberRomance ridiculously long lifespans]] it is usually just more likely that such pairings tend to lean more towards human women bearing half-chieri children. There are exceptions however, such as in ''The World Wreckers'', where a chieri bears the child of a human father.



** [[spoiler:Thomas and most of the Raiths.]]
*** [[spoiler:Interestingly, from a breeding standpoint, all White Court vampires, like Thomas, start out as vanilla full-blooded humans at birth (they may or may not even know they're anything but). A sort of symbiotic demon wakes up within them when they're around 18, and gives them little subconscious nudges telling them to feed. If they do, it awakens fully and turns them into proper vampires, but if you can keep them from feeding and their first meal is a person they genuinely love and loves them back, it "starves" and they live out their life as vanilla humans]].
** As of ''Skin Game'', add [[spoiler: Goodman Grey to the list. It's heavily implied that his father is a naagloshii.]]
* Toyed with in Bruce Coville's ''Literature/RodAlbrightAlienAdventures'' series. The title character's mother is human; his father is... well, actually human as well. Thing is, he's an ''Atlantean'' human, off a different genetic road.

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** [[spoiler:Thomas and most of the Raiths.]]
*** [[spoiler:Interestingly,
Interestingly, from a breeding standpoint, all White Court vampires, like Thomas, start out as vanilla full-blooded humans at birth (they may or may not even know they're anything but). A sort of symbiotic demon wakes up within them when they're around 18, and gives them little subconscious nudges telling them to feed. If they do, it awakens fully and turns them into proper vampires, but if you can keep them from feeding and their first meal is a person they genuinely love and loves them back, it "starves" and they live out their life as vanilla humans]].
** As of ''Skin Game'', add [[spoiler: Goodman Grey to the list. It's heavily implied that his father is a naagloshii.
humans.]]
** As of ''Literature/SkinGame'', add [[spoiler: Goodman Grey to the list. It's heavily implied that his father is a naagloshii]].
* Toyed with in Bruce Coville's Creator/BruceCoville's ''Literature/RodAlbrightAlienAdventures'' series. The title character's mother is human; his father is... well, actually human as well. Thing is, he's an ''Atlantean'' human, off a different genetic road.



* Played straight in the ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' series, when Percy is a demigod and the son of Poseidon, as well as the existence of children of all the other male gods. There are plenty of inversions as well (characters who are the offspring of Aphrodite et al), and the first one is {{lampshaded}}: Percy knows that the girl he's talking to is a human/god half-breed like himself, and he asks her "Who's your father?" The girl patiently explains that her ''father'' is a normal human, and it's her ''mother'' who is one of the goddesses.

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* Played straight in the ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' series, when Percy is a demigod and the son of Poseidon, as well as the existence of children of all the other male gods. There are plenty of inversions as well (characters who are the offspring of Aphrodite et al), and the first one is {{lampshaded}}: {{lampshade|Hanging}}d: Percy knows that the girl he's talking to is a human/god half-breed like himself, and he asks her "Who's your father?" The girl patiently explains that her ''father'' is a normal human, and it's her ''mother'' who is one of the goddesses.



* Werewolves in the ''Literature/MercyThompson'' series are biologically locked into this trope, as a female werewolf that gets pregnant will miscarry when her next lunar transformation kicks in. The one exception was Charles's mom, who suppressed her changes with [[MagicalNativeAmerican Native American shamanic magic]] long enough to give birth, and her mate was also a werewolf, not a human. So, male werewolves must pair up with humans if they want to father kids.
** Mercy herself is the product of a human mother and a male coyote shapeshifter.
* In the PrydainChronicles, the Sons and Daughters of Don -- that is, most of the royalty in Prydain -- are thus called because they are descended from a union between Lady Don (who is implied to be human) and the sun god Belin.

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* Werewolves in the ''Literature/MercyThompson'' series are biologically locked into this trope, as a female werewolf that gets pregnant will miscarry when her next lunar transformation kicks in. The one exception was Charles's mom, who suppressed her changes with [[MagicalNativeAmerican Native American shamanic magic]] long enough to give birth, and her mate was also a werewolf, not a human. So, male werewolves must pair up with humans if they want to father kids.
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kids. Mercy herself is the product of a human mother and a male coyote shapeshifter.
* In the PrydainChronicles, ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'', the Sons and Daughters of Don -- that is, most of the royalty in Prydain -- are thus called because they are descended from a union between Lady Don (who is implied to be human) and the sun god Belin.



* Played straight in Creator/MikhailAkhmanov's ''[[ArrivalsFromTheDark Invasion]]'', where Lieutenant Abigail [=McNeil=] is captured by the [[HumanAliens Faata]] and impregnated with the seed of a high-caste male (i.e. a powerful [[PsychicPowers psychic]]). The resulting child, named Paul Richard Corcoran, develops his own telepathic abilities and uses them against the Faata, who have pretty much raped his mother. Averted with his descendants in the sequels, who can get the lineage from either the mother or the father (e.g. Corcoran had no sons, only two daughters).
** Also averted with Mark Valdez's half-brother, whose mother is a [[HumanAlien Lo'ona Aeo]]. In fact, the half-brother himself is completely Lo'ona Aeo, as their reproduction is purely telepathic. Mark's father Sergey was only the catalyst to conception (this method is similar to Asari in ''Franchise/MassEffect''). Then again, given the Sergey Valdez is himself descended from Paul Richard Corcoran, he is not entirely human either.

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* Played straight in Creator/MikhailAkhmanov's ''[[ArrivalsFromTheDark ''[[Literature/ArrivalsFromTheDark Invasion]]'', where Lieutenant Abigail [=McNeil=] is captured by the [[HumanAliens Faata]] and impregnated with the seed of a high-caste male (i.e. a powerful [[PsychicPowers psychic]]).{{psychic|Powers}}). The resulting child, named Paul Richard Corcoran, develops his own telepathic abilities and uses them against the Faata, who have pretty much raped his mother. Averted with his descendants in the sequels, who can get the lineage from either the mother or the father (e.g. Corcoran had no sons, only two daughters).
** Also averted with Mark Valdez's half-brother, whose mother is a [[HumanAlien [[HumanAliens Lo'ona Aeo]]. In fact, the half-brother himself is completely Lo'ona Aeo, as their reproduction is purely telepathic. Mark's father Sergey was only the catalyst to conception (this method is similar to Asari in ''Franchise/MassEffect''). Then again, given the Sergey Valdez is himself descended from Paul Richard Corcoran, he is not entirely human either.



* ''In WomenOfTheOtherworld'', half-demons are always born from a human woman and a demon. The demons take on humanoid form to seduce, and apparently one of the ways cacodemons (chaotic demons) cause chaos in the human world is...fathering babies.

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* ''In WomenOfTheOtherworld'', In ''Literature/TheOtherworld'', half-demons are always born from a human woman and a demon. The demons take on humanoid form to seduce, and apparently one of the ways cacodemons (chaotic demons) cause chaos in the human world is...fathering babies.



* ''SpaceCaptainSmith'' has [[spoiler:Rihanna Mitchell]]. Comes in handy quite a bit.

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* ''SpaceCaptainSmith'' ''Literature/SpaceCaptainSmith'' has [[spoiler:Rihanna Mitchell]]. Comes in handy quite a bit.



* Severely messed with in ''TheMalloreon''. A evil man agrees to help the demons attempt to interbreed with human women; such hybrids will serve the full demons. It does NOT end well for the mothers and most of the offspring.

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* Severely messed with in ''TheMalloreon''.''Literature/TheMalloreon''. A evil man agrees to help the demons attempt to interbreed with human women; such hybrids will serve the full demons. It does NOT end well for the mothers and most of the offspring.



** Inverted with D'Argo Sun Crichton who has a human father and an alien ([[HumanAlien Sebacean]]) mother.

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** Inverted with D'Argo Sun Crichton who has a human father and an alien ([[HumanAlien ([[HumanAliens Sebacean]]) mother.



* One of the experiments in ''Series/{{V}}''. Robin Maxwell gets pregnant by a Visitor.

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* One of the experiments in ''Series/{{V}}''.''Series/{{V|1983}}''. Robin Maxwell gets pregnant by a Visitor.



* On ''{{Sliders}}'', Wade got PutOnABus by sending her to a breeding farm, where she presumably had babies with the [=CroMags=] as fathers.
** Justified in that, thanks to Quinn and Colin's parents, the Kromagg females always die at childbirth. This necessitates breeding {{Half Human Hybrid}}s, while trying to keep their human emotions in check.
* ''EarthFinalConflict'': Lili had a half human/half Jaridian baby.
** Liam is an interesting case in that he has ''three'' parents. His alien father Ha'gel was an EnergyBeing who took the form of Ronald Sandoval and, more or less, raped Siobhan Beckett (although no actual intercourse took place). Beckett gives birth in record time, and the child matures in a matter of days. Liam, thus, has the genes of not only Sandoval and Beckett but also Ha'gel (he has ''triple''-helix DNA).

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* On ''{{Sliders}}'', ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', Wade got PutOnABus by sending her to a breeding farm, where she presumably had babies with the [=CroMags=] as fathers.
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fathers. Justified in that, thanks to Quinn and Colin's parents, the Kromagg females always die at childbirth. This necessitates breeding {{Half Human Hybrid}}s, while trying to keep their human emotions in check.
* ''EarthFinalConflict'': ''Series/EarthFinalConflict'': Lili had a half human/half Jaridian baby.
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baby. Liam is an interesting case in that he has ''three'' parents. His alien father Ha'gel was an EnergyBeing {{Energy Being|s}} who took the form of Ronald Sandoval and, more or less, raped Siobhan Beckett (although no actual intercourse took place). Beckett gives birth in record time, and the child matures in a matter of days. Liam, thus, has the genes of not only Sandoval and Beckett but also Ha'gel (he has ''triple''-helix DNA).



* ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' and ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' had a few human women who had children by ''male'' centaurs. Pass the ''BrainBleach''.

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* ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' and ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' had a few human women who had children by ''male'' centaurs.[[OurCentaursAreDIfferent centaurs]]. Pass the ''BrainBleach''.



* Myth/{{Merlin}} is usually said to be half-human, with his father as an incubus, demon or the Devil himself. Other versions describe his father as a fairy. His mother is said to be a nun or a princess, depending on the version
* JesusChrist. His mother was Mary, a human, and His father the Almighty God. How much that counts depends on your beliefs on the relationship of the human race and God, and where/what the difference is.

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* Myth/{{Merlin}} is usually said to be half-human, with his father as an incubus, demon or the Devil himself. Other versions describe his father as a fairy. His mother is said to be a nun or a princess, depending on the version
version.
* JesusChrist. {{Jesus}}. His mother was Mary, a human, and His father the Almighty God.{{God}}. How much that counts depends on your beliefs on the relationship of the human race and God, and where/what the difference is.



* Both played straight and inverted in TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}, where the Gentleman Caller makes fathering half-fiends on human women a hobby. Hags, on the other hand, are a OneGenderRace who must invert this trope to reproduce. Harkon Lukas does the former a lot as well, red widows do the latter, and [[GenderBender dread doppelgangers]] do both.
* God-Blooded humans are fairly common in ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}''. Most written examples seem to involve the human parent being the mother, although this may be because female gods are capable of being much more discerning in the matter of child-bearing (not only do they generally not conceive unless they wish to, but they can control the length of the pregnancy), while male gods have to put up with the same randomness as everybody else.
** Inverted with any reference to women Lunars producing beastmen progeny (most notably Raksi, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Queen of Fangs]].)
* In TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}} and Dungeons & Dragons, Dragons are inherently magical creatures and can often shape shift. This has led to almost anything being able to carry the half-dragon template, caused by the parentage of the character or creature being a dragon on either the father or mother's side, although it seems that it is more common for the father to be one. This had led to many jokes to do with the heritage of half-dragon characters. (Doubly so if said character is a Druid).
** In fact, in the 2nd edition rules, it was explicitly stated that only male dragon/female humanoid pairings can produce half-dragon children.
* Illiyan Nastase in ''Warhammer40K'' was a half-Eldar (fathered by an Eldar mercenary on a human female) SpaceMarine who served as the {{Ultramarines}}' Chief Librarian and Astropath. EarlyInstallmentWeirdness doesn't begin to describe how incompatible this is with current canon.

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* Both played straight and inverted in TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}, ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'', where the Gentleman Caller makes fathering half-fiends on human women a hobby. Hags, on the other hand, are a OneGenderRace who must invert this trope to reproduce. Harkon Lukas does the former a lot as well, red widows do the latter, and [[GenderBender dread doppelgangers]] do both.
* God-Blooded humans are fairly common in ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}''. Most written examples seem to involve the human parent being the mother, although this may be because female gods are capable of being much more discerning in the matter of child-bearing (not only do they generally not conceive unless they wish to, but they can control the length of the pregnancy), while male gods have to put up with the same randomness as everybody else.
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else. Inverted with any reference to women Lunars producing beastmen progeny (most notably Raksi, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Queen of Fangs]].)
* In TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}} ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' and Dungeons & Dragons, ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', Dragons are inherently magical creatures and can often shape shift. This has led to almost anything being able to carry the half-dragon template, caused by the parentage of the character or creature being a dragon on either the father or mother's side, although it seems that it is more common for the father to be one. This had led to many jokes to do with the heritage of half-dragon characters. (Doubly so if said character is a Druid).
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Druid). In fact, in the 2nd edition rules, it was explicitly stated that only male dragon/female humanoid pairings can produce half-dragon children.
* Illiyan Nastase in ''Warhammer40K'' ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' was a half-Eldar (fathered by an Eldar mercenary on a human female) SpaceMarine who served as the {{Ultramarines}}' Chief Librarian and Astropath. EarlyInstallmentWeirdness doesn't begin to describe how incompatible this is with current canon.



* Dante and Vergil from ''Franchise/DevilMayCry''.
** [[{{Retcon}} Retconned]] in ''VideoGame/DmCDevilMayCry'', where Dante and Vergil's mom is revealed to be an angel.

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* Dante and Vergil from ''Franchise/DevilMayCry''.
** [[{{Retcon}} Retconned]]
''Franchise/DevilMayCry''. {{Retcon}}ned in ''VideoGame/DmCDevilMayCry'', where Dante and Vergil's mom is revealed to be an angel.



* Hakha is ''VideoGame/{{Killzone}}'' is half-Heghan, half-human. It's never stated which parent is which but Rico suggested shoving his Chaingun up his papa's butt, [[ConversationalTroping presuming that he was Helghan from his fathers side]].
** Strangely, at one point, Rico tells Hakha that a bunch of Helghast [[EliteMooks Elites]] "look just like [his] mama!"

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* Hakha is ''VideoGame/{{Killzone}}'' is half-Heghan, half-human. It's never stated which parent is which but Rico suggested shoving his Chaingun up his papa's butt, [[ConversationalTroping presuming that he was Helghan from his fathers side]].
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side]]. Strangely, at one point, Rico tells Hakha that a bunch of Helghast [[EliteMooks Elites]] "look just like [his] mama!"



* ''Videogame/{{Octodad}}'', in which the main character is... An octopus who is a father to human children. In Dadliest Catch, [[spoiler:when his family finally learns his secret, his son asks where did he and his sister come from, leading to an EverybodyLaughsEnding]].
* In ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'', the anti-hero protagonist, Kratos, is the demigod son of Zeus, King of Olympus and All the Gods, and a mortal woman. [[spoiler: Zeus overthrew his own father - Kronos, the King of the Titans - and seized control of all Creation. After Kratos slays Ares and is anoited the new God of War, Zeus betrays and murders his son to prevent him from visiting the same fate upon his father. Ironically, Zeus' pre-emptive strike becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy; Kratos is reanimated by the vengeful Titans and leads them in a war on the Gods that culminates with Zeus' destruction and the fall of Olympus.]]

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* ''Videogame/{{Octodad}}'', in which the main character is... An octopus who is a father to human children. In Dadliest Catch, ''Dadliest Catch'', [[spoiler:when his family finally learns his secret, his son asks where did he and his sister come from, leading to an EverybodyLaughsEnding]].
* In ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'', ''VideoGame/{{God of War|Series}}'', the anti-hero protagonist, Kratos, is the demigod son of Zeus, King of Olympus and All the Gods, and a mortal woman. [[spoiler: Zeus overthrew his own father - Kronos, the King of the Titans - and seized control of all Creation. After Kratos slays Ares and is anoited the new God of War, Zeus betrays and murders his son to prevent him from visiting the same fate upon his father. Ironically, Zeus' pre-emptive strike becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy; Kratos is reanimated by the vengeful Titans and leads them in a war on the Gods that culminates with Zeus' destruction and the fall of Olympus.]]



* The ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' series has the protagonist, most antagonists, and a whole pile of others who are only seen briefly or just hinted at, as the children of Bhaal, god of murder. The main antagonist of the first game has a human mother as does [[spoiler:Imoen]]. Some of the others that appear in the games have non-human mothers, such as giants and dragons, but many of those only shown briefly in flashbacks and the like appear human. The race of the PC's mother is up to the player.
* In ''Videogame/ArcTheLadTwilightOfTheSpirits'', [[spoiler:fraternal twins Kharg and Darc]] were born to a human mother and a Deimos father. Both of them possess the same magical powers as their father, but only one inherited obvious Deimos features at birth. The other looks completely human [[spoiler:until he sprouts wings.]]

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* The ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' series has the protagonist, most antagonists, and a whole pile of others who are only seen briefly or just hinted at, as the children of Bhaal, god of murder. The main antagonist of the first game has a human mother as does [[spoiler:Imoen]]. Some of the others that appear in the games have non-human mothers, such as giants and dragons, but many of those only shown briefly in flashbacks and the like appear human. The race of the PC's mother is up to the player.
* In ''Videogame/ArcTheLadTwilightOfTheSpirits'', [[spoiler:fraternal twins Kharg and Darc]] were born to a human mother and a Deimos father. Both of them possess the same magical powers as their father, but only one inherited obvious Deimos features at birth. The other looks completely human [[spoiler:until he sprouts wings.]]wings]].



* In the TabletopGame/NewVindicators universe, all {{Nephilim}} are this, as all the seven fallen Seraphim they are descended from are male who sleep with human woman, almost always with the express purpose of making Nephilim children to use as minions. Played with a little, as the Seraphim can change their forms (one, Semyazza, often appears as a woman) and probably don't have the same sense of gender that humans do. However, no Nephilim has yet been carried to term by a female Fallen.

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* In the TabletopGame/NewVindicators ''TabletopGame/NewVindicators'' universe, all {{Nephilim}} are this, as all the seven fallen Seraphim they are descended from are male who sleep with human woman, almost always with the express purpose of making Nephilim children to use as minions. Played with a little, as the Seraphim can change their forms (one, Semyazza, often appears as a woman) and probably don't have the same sense of gender that humans do. However, no Nephilim has yet been carried to term by a female Fallen.



* ''WhateleyUniverse'' example: Sara Waite (Carmilla) had a (mostly) human mother and a powerful lust demon for a father. Dad liked mom so much that Sara is his ''only'' child.

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* ''WhateleyUniverse'' ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' example: Sara Waite (Carmilla) had a (mostly) human mother and a powerful lust demon for a father. Dad liked mom so much that Sara is his ''only'' child.



* ''Website/ChatoyantCollege'':[[spoiler: Corrie finds out, in Books 5 and 6, that her (missing) father is actually a werewolf. The reason why he was not within her life is because her mother chucked him out because he neglected to mention that fact until she was pregnant.]]

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* ''Website/ChatoyantCollege'':[[spoiler: Corrie finds out, in Books 5 and 6, that her (missing) father is actually a werewolf. The reason why he was not within her life is because her mother chucked him out because he neglected to mention that fact until she was pregnant.]]pregnant]].



* As with the Mythology example, according to WordOfGod, this is played straight with Merlin in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' universe, being the son of [[TheFairFolk Lord Oberon]] and a human woman. This is also gender-flipped with [[spoiler: Fox]], who has a human father and [[spoiler: Titania]] as her mother. [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Not that she knows this.]]
** Thailog was grown in lab, but refers to Sevarius (the geneticist involved), Xanatos (the financier and mentor), and Goliath (the genetic donor) as his three fathers. He later created Delialah, who is 90% Gargoyle (on her mother, Demona's, side) and 10% human (on her mother, Elisa's, side).

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''
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As with the Mythology example, according to WordOfGod, this is played straight with Merlin in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' this universe, being the son of [[TheFairFolk Lord Oberon]] and a human woman. This is also gender-flipped with [[spoiler: Fox]], who has a human father and [[spoiler: Titania]] as her mother. [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Not that she knows this.]]
** Thailog was grown in a lab, but refers to Sevarius (the geneticist involved), Xanatos (the financier and mentor), and Goliath (the genetic donor) as his three fathers. He later created Delialah, who is 90% Gargoyle (on her mother, Demona's, side) and 10% human (on her mother, Elisa's, side).



* In one ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''' Halloween special, Maggie's father is one of the green tentacled cyclops aliens, Kang, who abducted Marge and impregnated her with some sort of ray.

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* In one of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''' Halloween special, ''WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror'' specials, Maggie's father is one of the green tentacled cyclops aliens, Kang, who abducted Marge and impregnated her with some sort of ray.



* ''DragonHalf'' has the eponymous half-human half-dragon girl Mink have a human father. This is mostly so one of her friends [[LampshadeHanging can question]] how someone hatched from an egg has a belly button. The series also features Mink's rival Vina, who has a Human Dad and a Slime Mom.
* Krillin and Android 18 are an inversion of the norm for ''Manga/DragonBallZ'', though admittedly she is human, too, just enhanced.

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* ''DragonHalf'' ''Manga/DragonHalf'' has the eponymous half-human half-dragon girl Mink have a human father. This is mostly so one of her friends [[LampshadeHanging can question]] how someone hatched from an egg has a belly button. The series also features Mink's rival Vina, who has a Human Dad and a Slime Mom.
* Krillin and Android 18 are an inversion of the norm for ''Manga/DragonBallZ'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', though admittedly she is human, too, just enhanced.



* Namor the {{Sub-Mariner}} is an inversion, but his cousin, Namora, plays it straight.
* In an odd case, ComicBook/{{Superboy}} is the genetically engineered offspring of Franchise/{{Superman}} and ComicBook/LexLuthor. That's HoYay, FoeYay, and [[HumanMomNonhumanDad Human Dad, Nonhuman Dad]].

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* Namor the {{Sub-Mariner}} ComicBook/SubMariner is an inversion, but his cousin, Namora, plays it straight.
* In an odd case, ComicBook/{{Superboy}} is the genetically engineered offspring of Franchise/{{Superman}} and ComicBook/LexLuthor. That's HoYay, FoeYay, and [[HumanMomNonhumanDad Human Dad, Nonhuman Dad]].Dad.



* Carthoris in ''ComicBook/WarlordOfMars''. His dad is an human from Earth, while his mom is a [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Red Skinned Martian Babe]]. [[AmbiguouslyHuman And there is also the fact his father might not be entirely human either, due to being immortal]].

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* Carthoris in ''ComicBook/WarlordOfMars''. His dad is an a human from Earth, while his mom is a [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Red Skinned Martian Babe]]. [[AmbiguouslyHuman And there is also the fact his father might not be entirely human either, due to being immortal]].



* In "{{FanFic/The Secret Life of the Backyard Kids}}," [[PrincelyYoungMan Jorge]] is revelaed to have a muggle dad and a wizard mom. However his mom died when he was little.
** What's more, the story ''also'' inverts LineageComesFromTheFather-[[MagicalNanny Emily]] tells Jorge that wizards can get powers from either their mother or both parents, but never just their father. [[FridgeBrilliance Probably because women are the ones who give birth...]]
* Inverted, for [[http://fav.me/d4t2w73 Princess Piscina]] has an [[WingedUnicorn alicorn mother]] ([[MyLittlePony Princess Luna]]) and a male-to-female transsexual human father (Alice). While the creator is probably aware this would never happen in real life, [[AcceptableBreakFromReality given the fantastical elements of both settings, it wouldn't be surprising]].
** Her cousin [[http://fav.me/d5h8me6 Prince Arthur]] also has an [[WingedUnicorn alicorn mother]] ([[MyLittlePony Princess Celestia]]) and a human father (the Warden) who, being a [[RealityWarper realty-warping]] CloudCuckoolander PsychopathicManchild, may have made his bastard son just as powerful, if not more so, than Discord himself.
* Subverted with Hayden from ''Literature/RidingTheWaves''. [[spoiler: Played straight with Kai. Sorta.]]

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* In "{{FanFic/The Secret Life of the Backyard Kids}}," [[PrincelyYoungMan Jorge]] is revelaed revealed to have a muggle dad and a wizard mom. However his mom died when he was little.
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little. What's more, the story ''also'' inverts LineageComesFromTheFather-[[MagicalNanny Emily]] tells Jorge that wizards can get powers from either their mother or both parents, but never just their father. [[FridgeBrilliance Probably because women are the ones who give birth...]]
* Inverted, for [[http://fav.me/d4t2w73 Princess Piscina]] has an [[WingedUnicorn alicorn mother]] ([[MyLittlePony ([[Franchise/MyLittlePony Princess Luna]]) and a male-to-female transsexual human father (Alice). While the creator is probably aware this would never happen in real life, [[AcceptableBreakFromReality given the fantastical elements of both settings, it wouldn't be surprising]].
** Her cousin [[http://fav.me/d5h8me6 Prince Arthur]] also has an [[WingedUnicorn alicorn mother]] ([[MyLittlePony ([[Franchise/MyLittlePony Princess Celestia]]) and a human father (the Warden) who, being a [[RealityWarper realty-warping]] CloudCuckoolander PsychopathicManchild, may have made his bastard son just as powerful, if not more so, than Discord himself.
* Subverted with Hayden from ''Literature/RidingTheWaves''.''FanFic/RidingTheWaves''. [[spoiler: Played straight with Kai. Sorta.]]



* JimButcher likes this one -- in his ''Literature/CodexAlera'' books, this trope is inverted in [[spoiler:First Lord's Fury]] when [[spoiler:Kitai, a non-human Marat woman, has a child with Tavi, a human man.]]

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* JimButcher Creator/JimButcher likes this one -- in his ''Literature/CodexAlera'' books, this trope is inverted in [[spoiler:First Lord's Fury]] when [[spoiler:Kitai, a non-human Marat woman, has a child with Tavi, a human man.]]man]].



* Inverted in ''{{Dragonlance}}'', with Tanis. Yes, his father was a rampaging pillager who raped his mother while raiding her village. No, his mother wasn't human, she was an elf. [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters His father was the human one.]]
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' has a notable inversion: groundskeeper Hagrid is revealed mid-way through the series (to the surprise of practically no one, except Ron) to be half-giant; his father, a wizard, was entirely human, but his mother was a giantess (it's best not to consider the logistics of it).
** Fleur is an inversion herself, her grandmother was a veela and her mother is the one that is part veela.
* Implied future inversion: In the {{Elenium}} and Tamuli trilogies by Creator/DavidEddings, it's strongly implied that [[spoiler:Sparhawk's daughter Danae will marry the young thief Talen when she grows up. Their children will fit this trope, since Danae is really the Child-Goddess Aphrael.]]

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* Inverted in ''{{Dragonlance}}'', ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'', with Tanis. Yes, his father was a rampaging pillager who raped his mother while raiding her village. No, his mother wasn't human, she was an elf. [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters His father was the human one.]]
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' has a ''Literature/HarryPotter''
** A
notable inversion: groundskeeper Hagrid is revealed mid-way through the series (to the surprise of practically no one, except Ron) to be half-giant; his father, a wizard, was entirely human, but his mother was a giantess (it's best not to consider the logistics of it).
** Fleur is an inversion herself, herself; her grandmother was a veela and her mother is the one that is part veela.
* Implied future inversion: In the {{Elenium}} ''Literature/TheElenium'' and Tamuli ''Tamuli'' trilogies by Creator/DavidEddings, it's strongly implied that [[spoiler:Sparhawk's daughter Danae will marry the young thief Talen when she grows up. Their children will fit this trope, since Danae is really the Child-Goddess Aphrael.]]Aphrael]].



* In ''TheMagiciansNephew,'' the epilogue mentions that King Frank and Queen Helen, the only two humans to remain in Narnia immediately after its creation, have two sons who both marry nymphs, thus founding the original royal houses of Narnia and Archenland.
* Going back to Creator/DavidEddings and the world of ''{{Literature/The Belgariad}}'' and ''Malloreon'', an odd twist combined with an inversion. Eventually fleshed out in the prequel novel ''Belgarath the Sorcerer''. Dryads (forest nymphs, in line with the name) are considered humanoid monsters, but they have the ability to have children with humans. An entire line of Tolnedran emperors take on Dryad wives. Thing is, the results aren't HalfHumanHybrids. Male children are human while female children are Dryads (this is because Dryads are AlwaysFemale, they ''need'' human males for reproduction). This is eventually shown to have carried through to [[spoiler:Ce'Nedra, the latest of the line. She ''is'' a Dryad, and she eventually has children that keep to that trend.]]

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* In ''TheMagiciansNephew,'' ''Literature/TheMagiciansNephew,'' the epilogue mentions that King Frank and Queen Helen, the only two humans to remain in Narnia immediately after its creation, have two sons who both marry nymphs, thus founding the original royal houses of Narnia and Archenland.
* Going back to Creator/DavidEddings and the world of ''{{Literature/The Belgariad}}'' ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' and ''Malloreon'', an odd twist combined with an inversion. Eventually fleshed out in the prequel novel ''Belgarath the Sorcerer''. Dryads (forest nymphs, in line with the name) are considered humanoid monsters, but they have the ability to have children with humans. An entire line of Tolnedran emperors take on Dryad wives. Thing is, the results aren't HalfHumanHybrids.{{Half Human Hybrid}}s. Male children are human while female children are Dryads (this is because Dryads are AlwaysFemale, they ''need'' human males for reproduction). This is eventually shown to have carried through to [[spoiler:Ce'Nedra, the latest of the line. She ''is'' a Dryad, and she eventually has children that keep to that trend.]]trend]].






* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' uses this, depending on whether you view witches as human or nonhuman. If they're nonhuman, the trope is inverted in the case of Prue, Piper, and Phoebe (human dad/nonhuman mom). If they're human, the trope is played straight in the case of Paige (human mom/nonhuman dad). If they are human, Piper's sons and Phoebe's children have this true about them as well. Whether they're human or not, the trope is inverted in the case of Paige's children, since she married a "mortal" human, Henry, and is half Whitelighter (and thus, technically, nonhuman). Of course, Paige, as well as Piper's sons Wyatt and Chris, is half ''dead person'', so I'm not sure how that works, but their fathers are still nonhuman.

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* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' uses this, depending on whether you view witches as human or nonhuman. If they're nonhuman, the trope is inverted in the case of Prue, Piper, and Phoebe (human dad/nonhuman mom). If they're human, the trope is played straight in the case of Paige (human mom/nonhuman dad). If they are human, Piper's sons and Phoebe's children have this true about them as well. Whether they're human or not, the trope is inverted in the case of Paige's children, since she married a "mortal" human, Henry, and is half Whitelighter (and thus, technically, nonhuman). Of course, Paige, as well as Piper's sons Wyatt and Chris, is half ''dead person'', so I'm not sure it isn't clear how that works, but their fathers are still nonhuman.



* Both inverted and invoked in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''. The inversion is obvious first: Boomer is a Cylon. Then we learned who it was invoked by: [[spoiler: Teyril & Cally]]
** That second actually becomes an aversion [[spoiler: when we learn that the boy is actually Hotdog and Cally's son - two humans]]
* Inverted in ''Series/BabylonFive'', when John and Delenn give birth to David Sheridan. Many episodes reference extensive medical intervention that is needed despite Delenn's transformation in order for this to happen, so it's not likely that humans and Minbari are naturally interfertile.
** It also helps that Delenn is [[spoiler:descended from Sinclair who has turned himself into a Minbari named Valen]].

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* Both inverted and invoked in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''. The inversion is obvious first: Boomer is a Cylon. Then we learned who it was invoked by: [[spoiler: Teyril & Cally]]
**
Cally]]. That second actually becomes an aversion [[spoiler: when we learn that the boy is actually Hotdog and Cally's son - two humans]]
humans]],
* Inverted in ''Series/BabylonFive'', when John and Delenn give birth to David Sheridan. Many episodes reference extensive medical intervention that is needed despite Delenn's transformation in order for this to happen, so it's not likely that humans and Minbari are naturally interfertile.
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interfertile. It also helps that Delenn is [[spoiler:descended from Sinclair who has turned himself into a Minbari named Valen]].



* While Myth/GreekMythology plays it straight most of the time, there are many inversions of this trope as well. Achilles is a notable one. Usually a demigod's father is one of the male JerkassGods who [[HandsomeLech bed anything in a skirt]], but his father is a human HappilyMarried (WeAreAsMayflies notwithstanding) to a nymph. Furthermore, Hercules and so on are usually taken to owe their heroic power to divine inheritance. Achilles' invulnerability doesn't come from this.

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* While Myth/GreekMythology [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek mythology]] plays it straight most of the time, there are many inversions of this trope as well. Achilles is a notable one. Usually a demigod's father is one of the male JerkassGods who [[HandsomeLech bed anything in a skirt]], but his father is a human HappilyMarried (WeAreAsMayflies notwithstanding) to a nymph. Furthermore, Hercules and so on are usually taken to owe their heroic power to divine inheritance. Achilles' invulnerability doesn't come from this.



* There are also the Scandinavian myths of Huldra (female forest-spirits), who will occasionally marry and start families with human men. The same thing goes for selkies in scottish mythology. Selkies are human woman/seal shape-shifters, who will do the bidding of any man who hides their "seal-skin".

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* There are also the Scandinavian myths of Huldra (female forest-spirits), who will occasionally marry and start families with human men. The same thing goes for selkies in scottish Scottish mythology. Selkies are human woman/seal shape-shifters, who will do the bidding of any man who hides their "seal-skin".



* Inverted for VideoGame/{{Shantae}}, who has a genie mommy and a human daddy.
** The ending of ''Risky's Revenge'' implies [[spoiler: her father might have been more than a normal human, as Shantae's PrehensileHair is not a genie power.]]

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* Inverted for VideoGame/{{Shantae}}, who has a genie mommy and a human daddy.
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daddy. The ending of ''Risky's Revenge'' implies [[spoiler: her father might have been more than a normal human, as Shantae's PrehensileHair is not a genie power.]]power]].



* Played straight in ''[[LunarSilverStarStoryComplete Lunar: Silver Star Story]]'' with Jessica's beastman father and human mother. Potentially inverted with Jessica and her love interest Kyle - although they don't have children during the story, it seems inevitable that they will live happily ever after (in a SlapSlapKiss sort of way).

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* Played straight in ''[[LunarSilverStarStoryComplete ''[[VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar Lunar: Silver Star Story]]'' with Jessica's beastman father and human mother. Potentially inverted with Jessica and her love interest Kyle - although they don't have children during the story, it seems inevitable that they will live happily ever after (in a SlapSlapKiss sort of way).



* ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireII'' inverted this trope. The hero is a child of a human priest and a dragon: [[spoiler: that white dragon sealing the entrance of the caves at the back mountains.]]

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* ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireII'' inverted this trope. The hero is a child of a human priest and a dragon: [[spoiler: that white dragon sealing the entrance of the caves at the back mountains.]]mountains]].



* The epilogue of ''Videogame/BaldursGate'' indicates that the male player character can end up having a son with Viconia (so long as you complete that romance and choose to remain mortal), so he is half drow on his mother's side and half human/surface elf/whatever on his father's.
** Same with Aerie in ''Baldur's Gate II''. The child is half winged elf, half whatever-the-player-is.

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* The epilogue of ''Videogame/BaldursGate'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' indicates that the male player character can end up having a son with Viconia (so long as you complete that romance and choose to remain mortal), so he is half drow on his mother's side and half human/surface elf/whatever on his father's.
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father's. Same with Aerie in ''Baldur's Gate II''.''VideoGame/BaldursGateII''. The child is half winged elf, half whatever-the-player-is.



** Also inverted in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'', which has a similar setup for [[spoiler: the hero's]] parents, with the added twist that daddy was also [[spoiler: royalty]], making this legacy even more extra-special. {{Lampshaded}} by Angelo after TheReveal, when he makes a comment to the effect of "One is special enough; being ''both'' is just RUDE."

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** Also inverted in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'', which has a similar setup for [[spoiler: the hero's]] parents, with the added twist that daddy was also [[spoiler: royalty]], making this legacy even more extra-special. {{Lampshaded}} {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Angelo after TheReveal, when he makes a comment to the effect of "One is special enough; being ''both'' is just RUDE."



* In ''[[VideoGame/TheSims The Sims 2]]'', your male Sims can get [[MisterSeahorse pregnant]] by male aliens. Of course, this means that the human, despite being male, plays the "Mom" role, so this trope arguably still applies.
* Inverted by Eddie Riggs from BrutalLegend, whose mother is the Emperor of the demons, Succoria, and whose father is the leader of the human rebellion, Riggnarok.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/TheSims The Sims 2]]'', ''VideoGame/TheSims2'', your male Sims can get [[MisterSeahorse pregnant]] by male aliens. Of course, this means that the human, despite being male, plays the "Mom" role, so this trope arguably still applies.
* Inverted by Eddie Riggs from BrutalLegend, ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'', whose mother is the Emperor of the demons, Succoria, and whose father is the leader of the human rebellion, Riggnarok.



* In ''Videogame/BrutalLegend'', the main character's father is human and his mother is a demon.



* In ''{{Darken}}'', Mink and her siblings' mother is a huge dragon, though she is often seen in a human form. Since they're all half-dragons, their father is presumably some manner of humanoid.
* ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}'' (and it's SpinOff ''Webcomic/GirlsNextDoor'') plays with this. From the main characters two have supernatural ancestry, Javert and Jareth. Javert is an inversion, he has a WitchSpecies mother and a fully human father (and she doesn't like to talk about the relationship). Jareth a subversion, he has a FairFolk father and a WitchSpecies mother, but even as she looks human and was mortal once but ''isn't''. Oh, and both have powers, Jareth is a highly powerful FairFolk, Javert passes as human most of the time but we shouldn't underestimate his TrueSight + AntiMagic combination.

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* In ''{{Darken}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Darken}}'', Mink and her siblings' mother is a huge dragon, though she is often seen in a human form. Since they're all half-dragons, their father is presumably some manner of humanoid.
* ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}'' (and it's SpinOff ''Webcomic/GirlsNextDoor'') plays with this. From the main characters two have supernatural ancestry, Javert and Jareth. Javert is an inversion, he has a WitchSpecies mother and a fully human father (and she doesn't like to talk about the relationship). Jareth a subversion, he has a FairFolk [[TheFairFolk Fair Folk]] father and a WitchSpecies mother, but even as she looks human and was mortal once but ''isn't''. Oh, and both have powers, Jareth is a highly powerful FairFolk, Fair Folk, Javert passes as human most of the time but we shouldn't underestimate his TrueSight + AntiMagic combination.



* Inverted for the sequel to ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''. Melody's father Eric is human; her mother Ariel was born a mermaid.

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* Inverted for the sequel to ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIIReturnToTheSea''. Melody's father Eric is human; her mother Ariel was born a mermaid.



* Inverted for the [[DCAnimatedUniverse DCAU]] character Warhawk, who is the son of the human John Stewart and the Thanagarian Hawkgirl.
* The titular character from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has a human father, but his mother is a Gem, one of the mystical female-looking beings that have magical powers and are practically immortal (They don't get old, but can die in battle). She, Rose Quartz, gave up her physical form to deliver Steven, though part of her lives in him and gives him his own powers.
** And he is raised by three more (female-looking, but not actually female) Gems. This family is known as The Crystal Gems.

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* Inverted for the [[DCAnimatedUniverse DCAU]] Franchise/{{DCAU}} character Warhawk, who is the son of the human John Stewart and the Thanagarian Hawkgirl.
* The titular character from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has a human father, but his mother is a Gem, one of the mystical female-looking beings that have magical powers and are practically immortal (They don't get old, but can die in battle). She, Rose Quartz, gave up her physical form to deliver Steven, though part of her lives in him and gives him his own powers.
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powers. And he is raised by three more (female-looking, but not actually female) Gems. This family is known as The Crystal Gems.



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* In ''SilentMobius'', Rally Cheyenne's mother is human and her father is a Lucifer Hawk (basically a demon). [[spoiler:Katsumi Liqueur has the same kind of parentage. Their heritages are part of the reason they can tap mystic powers.]]

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* In ''SilentMobius'', ''Manga/SilentMobius'', Rally Cheyenne's mother is human and her father is a Lucifer Hawk (basically a demon). [[spoiler:Katsumi Liqueur has the same kind of parentage. Their heritages are part of the reason they can tap mystic powers.]]
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* Damsel from ''SoonIWillBeInvincible'' has a human father and a GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe mother, but was created in a laboratory, as her parents were reproductively incompatible.

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* Damsel from ''SoonIWillBeInvincible'' ''Literature/SoonIWillBeInvincible'' has a human father and a GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe mother, but was created in a laboratory, as her parents were reproductively incompatible.
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* The interbreeding with fairies in ''TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'' always seems to follow this pattern.

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* The interbreeding with fairies in ''TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'' ''Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'' always seems to follow this pattern.
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