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28th Jun '16 1:31:51 PM nmn3r3
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** And in fact ''The Visser Chronicles'' is almost entirely this trope (the viewpoint character is a Yeerk). The now-disgraced former Visser One relates how they found Earth and why they're so intent on conquering it, and her experience living among humans. They categorize species based on their usefulness, and humans fall into the "perfect host" category (the first species the Yeerks encounter that does so).

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** And in fact ''The Visser Chronicles'' is almost entirely this trope (the viewpoint character is a Yeerk). The now-disgraced former Visser One relates how they found Earth and why they're so intent on conquering it, and her experience living among humans. They categorize species based on their usefulness, and humans fall into the "perfect host" category (the first species the Yeerks encounter that does so).[[note]]Though humans were later bumped down a level on the host scale, since we lack natural weapons and defenses that makes other alien hosts effective as shock troops[[/note]]
20th Jun '16 1:05:56 AM ElectroKraken
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* Though not an alien per se, Sebastian from ''Manga/BlackButler'' has a chapter dedicated entirely to his view of humans. While he doesn't find them unattractive physically (judging by the fact that [[spoiler: he sleeps with a couple]]), he finds most wants and desire to be trivial and their very personalities abhorrent most of the time and finds [[KindHeartedCatLover kitties to be more pleasurable to be around]], explaining to the viewers that there is nothing in Hell half as cute as a cat. Apparently the closest they have to a cat in Hell is... [[Film/{{Alien}} xenomorphs.]] [spoiler: Later chapters suggest that he simply doesn't [[BlueAndOrangeMorality comprehend human emotions or basic needs]]. For all his [[StoryBreakerPower power]] and [[TheBeautifulElite grace]], his only known drives are [[YourSoulIsMine hunger]] and the aforementioned love of cats, leaving human physical weakness and emotional complexities quite alien to him indeed.]]

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* Though not an alien per se, Sebastian from ''Manga/BlackButler'' has a chapter dedicated entirely to his view of humans. While he doesn't find them unattractive physically (judging by the fact that [[spoiler: he sleeps with a couple]]), he finds most wants and desire to be trivial and their very personalities abhorrent most of the time and finds [[KindHeartedCatLover kitties to be more pleasurable to be around]], explaining to the viewers that there is nothing in Hell half as cute as a cat. Apparently the closest they have to a cat in Hell is... [[Film/{{Alien}} xenomorphs.]] [spoiler: [[spoiler: Later chapters suggest that he simply doesn't [[BlueAndOrangeMorality comprehend human emotions or basic needs]]. For all his [[StoryBreakerPower power]] and [[TheBeautifulElite grace]], his only known drives are [[YourSoulIsMine hunger]] and the aforementioned love of cats, leaving human physical weakness and emotional complexities quite alien to him indeed.]]
18th Jun '16 1:42:37 PM SayaAensland
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* Played straight out in ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' when Dib's guidance counselor asks some aliens, "So you guys are real aliens from outer space?", to which one answers, "Well to us, YOU'RE the aliens." [spoiler: [[FunnyMoments Followed by the aliens bursting out in laughter, "Oh man! That one never gets old!]]"]]

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* Played straight out in ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' when Dib's guidance counselor asks some aliens, "So you guys are real aliens from outer space?", to which one answers, "Well to us, YOU'RE the aliens." [spoiler: [[spoiler: [[FunnyMoments Followed by the aliens bursting out in laughter, "Oh man! That one never gets old!]]"]]
17th Jun '16 10:37:51 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Literature/StarlightAndShadows'', one of the main characters is a drow who is fascinated by human culture and customs. The fifth edition TabletopGames/DungeonsAndDragons Player's Handbook uses an excerpt from the novel in the section about how other races view humans.

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* In ''Literature/StarlightAndShadows'', one of the main characters is a drow who is fascinated by human culture and customs. The fifth edition TabletopGames/DungeonsAndDragons TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Player's Handbook uses an excerpt from the novel in the section about how other races view humans.
6th Jun '16 11:21:37 AM Doug86
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* In ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'' we sometime see the Evronian point of view on not just humans but other aliens. As the Evronians are heavily militaristic emotionally-crippled EmotionEaters who fully believe in their own superiority, it's not pretty.

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* In ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'' we sometime see the Evronian point of view on not just humans but other aliens. As the Evronians are heavily militaristic emotionally-crippled EmotionEaters {{Emotion Eater}}s who fully believe in their own superiority, it's not pretty.
31st May '16 2:12:37 PM EDP
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* In ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'' we sometime see the Evronian point of view on not just humans but other aliens. As the Evronians are heavily militaristic emotionally-crippled EmotionEaters who fully believe in their own superiority, it's not pretty.
30th May '16 9:59:39 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' takes place [[spoiler:on Earth thousands of years AfterTheEnd occurred due to rising sea levels]] and features SeeminglyHumanMerfolk evolved from squids as the protagonists. When Inklings find a [[spoiler:fossilized]] human skeleton they remark that its small skull size meant that it was a primitive and unintelligent species. This could also count as a TakeThatAudience considering the skeleton died playing a UsefulNotes/WiiU.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' takes place [[spoiler:on Earth thousands of years AfterTheEnd occurred due to rising sea levels]] and features SeeminglyHumanMerfolk ApparentlyHumanMerfolk evolved from squids as the protagonists. When Inklings find a [[spoiler:fossilized]] human skeleton they remark that its small skull size meant that it was a primitive and unintelligent species. This could also count as a TakeThatAudience considering the skeleton died playing a UsefulNotes/WiiU.
30th May '16 9:54:16 PM Pichu-kun
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* One [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse UncleScrooge]] comic has Scrooge reactivating a crashed alien satellite, causing his money bin to warp to deep space without him. To get it back, he follows in Gyro's spaceship, only to find it has been claimed by the alien equivalent of rednecks, who treat the ducks as hostile alien beasts incapable of intelligent thought, since they can't speak their language.
** In case you didn't already guess - yes, it is an AffectionateParody of 1950s sci-fi B-movies (specifically the "alien encounter" kind), and yes, it's written by Creator/DonRosa.

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* One [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse UncleScrooge]] Uncle Scrooge]] comic has Scrooge reactivating a crashed alien satellite, causing his money bin to warp to deep space without him. To get it back, he follows in Gyro's spaceship, only to find it has been claimed by the alien equivalent of rednecks, who treat the ducks as hostile alien beasts incapable of intelligent thought, since they can't speak their language.
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language. In case you didn't already guess - yes, it is an AffectionateParody of 1950s sci-fi B-movies (specifically the "alien encounter" kind), and yes, it's written by Creator/DonRosa.



* ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'': PlayedForLaughs as part of TheReveal of "War Is the H-Word", when Earthican troops are sent to fight against invaders on an alien planet, only to find out...

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* ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'': ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'':
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PlayedForLaughs as part of TheReveal of "War Is the H-Word", when Earthican troops are sent to fight against invaders on an alien planet, only to find out...



* In the ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' episode "Rad Monster Party" and the two following episodes, Ben and Rook go to the infamous Anur System, where all of Ben's monster-inspired aliens (Blitzwulfer, Frankenstrike, Snare-Oh) come from as well as the former domain of the evil Ghostfreak. Upon arriving, we learn that Ben is considered hideous and a monster. Ben finds it hard to understand why he would be viewed as monstrous, despite Rook calling him a hypocrite for not even considering that on a world he isn't native to that 'he' was the alien.
** In Ben's defense, [[FridgeLogic the fact there are aliens that happen to look just like monsters from classical movies is weird in how that is possible.]]
** Furthermore, Ben was actually enjoying his time there and thought that they were cool.
* The Gems in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' don't always understand humans. For example Pearl is horrified at eating and refuses to do so, although that might be justified by the fact that while gems don't ''need'' to eat like biological life, if they do they have to deal with the icky waste disposal a day later the same as humans.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' episode "Rad Monster Party" and the two following episodes, Ben and Rook go to the infamous Anur System, where all of Ben's monster-inspired aliens (Blitzwulfer, Frankenstrike, Snare-Oh) come from as well as the former domain of the evil Ghostfreak. Upon arriving, we learn that Ben is considered hideous and a monster. Ben finds it hard to understand why he would be viewed as monstrous, despite Rook calling him a hypocrite for not even considering that on a world he isn't native to that 'he' was the alien.
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alien. In Ben's defense, [[FridgeLogic the fact there are aliens that happen to look just like monsters from classical movies is weird in how that is possible.]]
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]] Furthermore, Ben was actually enjoying his time there and thought that they were cool.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
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The Gems in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' Crystal don't always understand humans.humans despite being on Earth for thousands of years, partially because they've isolated themselves from humans for most of that time. Amethyst is the most worldy but even she doesn't understand certain things. For example Pearl is horrified at eating and refuses to do so, although that might be justified by the fact that while gems don't ''need'' to eat like biological life, if they do they have to deal with the icky waste disposal a day later the same as humans.
30th May '16 9:47:25 PM Pichu-kun
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* Though not an alien per se, Sebastian from ''Manga/BlackButler'' has a chapter dedicated entirely to his view of humans. While he doesn't find them unattractive physically (judging by the fact that [[spoiler: he sleeps with a couple]]), he finds most wants and desire to be trivial and their very personalities abhorrent most of the time and finds [[KindHeartedCatLover kitties to be more pleasurable to be around]], explaining to the viewers that there is nothing in Hell half as cute as a cat. Apparently the closest they have to a cat in Hell is... [[Film/{{Alien}} xenomorphs.]]
** [[spoiler: Later chapters suggest that he simply doesn't [[BlueAndOrangeMorality comprehend human emotions or basic needs]]. For all his [[StoryBreakerPower power]] and [[TheBeautifulElite grace]], his only known drives are [[YourSoulIsMine hunger]] and the aforementioned love of cats, leaving human physical weakness and emotional complexities quite alien to him indeed.]]

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* Though not an alien per se, Sebastian from ''Manga/BlackButler'' has a chapter dedicated entirely to his view of humans. While he doesn't find them unattractive physically (judging by the fact that [[spoiler: he sleeps with a couple]]), he finds most wants and desire to be trivial and their very personalities abhorrent most of the time and finds [[KindHeartedCatLover kitties to be more pleasurable to be around]], explaining to the viewers that there is nothing in Hell half as cute as a cat. Apparently the closest they have to a cat in Hell is... [[Film/{{Alien}} xenomorphs.]]
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]] [spoiler: Later chapters suggest that he simply doesn't [[BlueAndOrangeMorality comprehend human emotions or basic needs]]. For all his [[StoryBreakerPower power]] and [[TheBeautifulElite grace]], his only known drives are [[YourSoulIsMine hunger]] and the aforementioned love of cats, leaving human physical weakness and emotional complexities quite alien to him indeed.]]









* There's a short history by Fredic Brown called Sentinel, in which a soldier who participates an interstellar war is complaining about being sent to a world very far away that considers unhospitable and describing a fight with the enemies they're fighting [[spoiler:only at the end of the history we know the protagonist soldier is an alien and those enemies are humans.]]

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* There's a short history by Fredic Brown called Sentinel, ''Sentinel'', in which a soldier who participates an interstellar war is complaining about being sent to a world very far away that considers unhospitable and describing a fight with the enemies they're fighting [[spoiler:only at the end of the history we know the protagonist soldier is an alien and those enemies are humans.]]



* The title of a DisneyChannel movie ''Film/StepsisterFromPlanetWeird'' applies to both girls, as the alien girl and her [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Manic Pixie Dream Guy]] father are actually air bubble-like aliens. Much {{wangst}}ing is done about her hideous new "meat body" and how terrifying this windy planet is (her [[MissingMom mom]] was blown away) and how stupid the inhabitants are. [[spoiler: Because this isn't contrived enough, she also falls for a human guy, to the confusion of her boyfriend (son of the tyrant who drove them away in the first place), who (after attaining a meat body) falls for the human stepsister.]]

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* The title of a DisneyChannel Creator/DisneyChannel movie ''Film/StepsisterFromPlanetWeird'' applies to both girls, as the alien girl and her [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Manic Pixie Dream Guy]] father are actually air bubble-like aliens. Much {{wangst}}ing is done about her hideous new "meat body" and how terrifying this windy planet is (her [[MissingMom mom]] was blown away) and how stupid the inhabitants are. [[spoiler: Because this isn't contrived enough, she also falls for a human guy, to the confusion of her boyfriend (son of the tyrant who drove them away in the first place), who (after attaining a meat body) falls for the human stepsister.]]



* One riddle in ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheCuriousVillage'' involves identifying a thing based on how an alien might describe its use.
* ''VideoGame/StarControl'' has a species known as the VUX, which humans claim is an acronym for "Very Ugly Xenoform" - and for good reason, since these aliens are hideously ugly... by ''human'' standards. In the VUX's eyes, however, it is the humans who are hideous ("You humans are SO ugly, that I get my kids to behave by holding a picture of you behind my back and I tell the kids that if they aren't good, I'll show it to them!")
** Just how ugly are humans? Their ''necks move'', meaning that humans all look as if they are casually suffering from grotesquely broken necks.

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* One riddle in ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheCuriousVillage'' ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheCuriousVillage'' involves identifying a thing based on how an alien might describe its use.
* ''VideoGame/StarControl'' has a species known as the VUX, which humans claim is an acronym for "Very Ugly Xenoform" - and for good reason, since these aliens are hideously ugly... by ''human'' standards. In the VUX's eyes, however, it is the humans who are hideous ("You humans are SO ugly, that I get my kids to behave by holding a picture of you behind my back and I tell the kids that if they aren't good, I'll show it to them!")
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them!") Just how ugly are humans? Their ''necks move'', meaning that humans all look as if they are casually suffering from grotesquely broken necks.



* The explorers in the ''{{Pikmin}}'' series give their own, often humorous names to whatever objects they find on the planet Earth (which they christen "PNF-404").

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* The explorers in the ''{{Pikmin}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'' series give their own, often humorous names to whatever objects they find on the planet Earth (which they christen "PNF-404").



* ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' takes place [[spoiler:on Earth thousands of years AfterTheEnd occurred due to rising sea levels]] and features SeeminglyHumanMerfolk evolved from squids as the protagonists. When Inklings find a [[spoiler:fossilized]] human skeleton they remark that its small skull size meant that it was a primitive and unintelligent species. This could also count as a TakeThatAudience considering the skeleton died playing a UsefulNotes/WiiU.



* Played straight out in ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' when Dib's guidance counselor asks some aliens, "So you guys are real aliens from outer space?", to which one answers, "Well to us, YOU'RE the aliens."
** [[spoiler: [[FunnyMoments Followed by the aliens bursting out in laughter, "Oh man! That one never gets old!]]"]]

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* Played straight out in ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' when Dib's guidance counselor asks some aliens, "So you guys are real aliens from outer space?", to which one answers, "Well to us, YOU'RE the aliens."
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" [spoiler: [[FunnyMoments Followed by the aliens bursting out in laughter, "Oh man! That one never gets old!]]"]]
30th May '16 4:05:31 AM mangamanic
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' episode "Rad Monster Party" and the two following episodes, Ben and Rook go to the infamous Anur System, where all of Ben's monster-inspired aliens (Blitzwulfer, Frankenstrike, Snare-Oh) come from as well as the former domain of the evil Ghostfreak. Upon arriving, we learn that Ben is considered hideous and a monster. Despite Rook's attempts, Ben finds it hard to understand why he would be viewed as monstrous.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' episode "Rad Monster Party" and the two following episodes, Ben and Rook go to the infamous Anur System, where all of Ben's monster-inspired aliens (Blitzwulfer, Frankenstrike, Snare-Oh) come from as well as the former domain of the evil Ghostfreak. Upon arriving, we learn that Ben is considered hideous and a monster. Despite Rook's attempts, Ben finds it hard to understand why he would be viewed as monstrous.monstrous, despite Rook calling him a hypocrite for not even considering that on a world he isn't native to that 'he' was the alien.
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