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14th Apr '17 9:58:17 PM AthenaBlue
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* The Irkens from ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', the race which the title character belongs to. They are more insect-like than normal, but are still very short (barring [[LargeInAndCharge The Tallest]]), scientifically-advanced, and green.

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* The Irkens from ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', the race which the title character belongs to. They are more insect-like than normal, but are still very short (barring [[LargeInAndCharge [[LargeAndInCharge The Tallest]]), scientifically-advanced, and green.
14th Apr '17 9:57:42 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''RoswellLittleGreenMan''.
* The Skrulls in Creator/MarvelComics started out as almost completely stereotypical little green men in the second issue of ''ComicBook/FantasticFour.'' They even arrived in a literal flying saucer, which Reed stored in the Baxter Building for years afterward. Decades of stories since then have fleshed them out a lot (and they're generally portrayed to be of human ''height'' these days, although one could argue that height is arbitrary for a race of [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifters]]), but when all's said and done, they're still [[AlienInvasion invading alien]] green guys with "bug eyes" and ray guns.

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* ''RoswellLittleGreenMan''.
''ComicBook/RoswellLittleGreenMan''.
* The Skrulls in Creator/MarvelComics started out as almost completely stereotypical little green men in the second issue of ''ComicBook/FantasticFour.'' ''ComicBook/FantasticFour''. They even arrived in a literal flying saucer, which Reed stored in the Baxter Building for years afterward. Decades of stories since then have fleshed them out a lot (and they're generally portrayed to be of human ''height'' these days, although one could argue that height is arbitrary for a race of [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifters]]), but when all's said and done, they're still [[AlienInvasion invading alien]] green guys with "bug eyes" and ray guns.



* {{Superman}}'s enemy ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} started out as one of these. Later stories made him taller and revealed him to be an android, but he was still a green guy in a flying saucer for many years.

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* {{Superman}}'s Franchise/{{Superman}}'s enemy ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} started out as one of these. Later stories made him taller and revealed him to be an android, but he was still a green guy in a flying saucer for many years.



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* ''Film/MarsAttacks''
* The Arquillians from ''Film/MenInBlack''. Also a couple other races, in all likelihood.
* ''Film/SpacedInvaders''
* Arguably, ''Film/{{ET|The Extraterrestrial}}'' is a cute cross between this and TheGreys.
* Yoda from ''Film/StarWars'' is diminutive and green, but has none of the typical AmusingAlien characterization.
** Rodians also qualify, as they have green skin, and their face resembles an insect. They even have antennae. (Although they also have [[HumanoidAliens tapir-like snouts]], which keeps them from looking too stereotypical.)

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* ''Film/MarsAttacks''
* The Arquillians from ''Film/MenInBlack''. Also a couple other races, in all likelihood.
* ''Film/SpacedInvaders''
* Arguably, ''Film/{{ET|The Extraterrestrial}}'' is a cute cross between this and TheGreys.
* Yoda from ''Film/StarWars'' is diminutive and green, but has none
Most of the typical AmusingAlien characterization.
** Rodians also qualify,
aliens from ''WesternAnimation/{{Planet 51}}''. General Grawl is the notable exception -- being roughly the same height as they Chuck (a human male), he towers over the rest of his species. Then again, we have green skin, and their face resembles an insect. They even have antennae. (Although they also have [[HumanoidAliens tapir-like snouts]], which keeps them from looking too stereotypical.)no idea how tall Chuck is among humans.



* ''Feeders'' and its sequel feature [[SpecialEffectsFailure papier-maché]] Little Green Men who occasionally venture to Earth for [[ToServeMan a feeding frenzy]].
* In ''Film/{{Contact}}'', when she's introduced to her new co-workers at Arecibo, Dr. Arroway jokes that she's looking for little green men.
* Most of the aliens from ''WesternAnimation/{{Planet 51}}''. General Grawl is the notable exception -- being roughly the same height as Chuck (a human male), he towers over the rest of his species. Then again, we have no idea how tall Chuck is among humans.
* Referenced (but not used) in Film/MuppetsFromSpace, when the alien devotees show up at the Muppet house, one kid mistakes Kermit the Frog for one of these.
* The alien in the [[{{Narm}} somewhat cheesy]] (yet [[NightmareFuel surprisingly effective]]) [[Film/TheBlairWitchProject Haxan Films]] movie ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altered_(film) Altered]]'' is certainly little and green, although it's built somewhat like a cross between a Grey and a [[{{Aliens}} xenomorph.]] [[spoiler: And so are the rest of them when they show up at the climax.]] As for whether the "men" part [[BizarreAlienSexes actually applies,]] it's worth noting that the alien is played by stuntwoman [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0741103/?ref_=tt_cl_t6 Misty Rosas.]]



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* The alien in the [[{{Narm}} somewhat cheesy]] (yet [[NightmareFuel surprisingly effective]]) [[Film/TheBlairWitchProject Haxan Films]] movie ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altered_(film) Altered]]'' is certainly little and green, although it's built somewhat like a cross between a Grey and a [[{{Aliens}} xenomorph.]] [[spoiler: And so are the rest of them when they show up at the climax.]] As for whether the "men" part [[BizarreAlienSexes actually applies,]] it's worth noting that the alien is played by stuntwoman [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0741103/?ref_=tt_cl_t6 Misty Rosas.]]
* In ''Film/{{Contact}}'', when she's introduced to her new co-workers at Arecibo, Dr. Arroway jokes that she's looking for little green men.
* Arguably, ''Film/{{ET|The Extraterrestrial}}'' is a cute cross between this and TheGreys.
* ''Feeders'' and its sequel feature [[SpecialEffectsFailure papier-maché]] Little Green Men who occasionally venture to Earth for [[ToServeMan a feeding frenzy]].
* ''Film/MarsAttacks''
* The Arquillians from ''Film/MenInBlack''. Also a couple other races, in all likelihood.
* Referenced (but not used) in ''Film/MuppetsFromSpace'', when the alien devotees show up at the Muppet house, one kid mistakes Kermit the Frog for one of these.
* ''Film/SpacedInvaders''
* ''Film/StarWars'': Master Yoda is diminutive and green, but has none of the typical AmusingAlien characterization.
** At one point in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', [[BigBad Palpatine]] tauntingly addresses him as "my little green friend".
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* {{Garfield}} meets some Martians in the children's book ''Garfield In Space'', and they are diminutive, caterpillar-like green beings with antennae. ("They look like pickles with feet," thinks Garfield.)



* {{Garfield}} meets some Martians in the children's book ''Garfield In Space'', and they are diminutive, caterpillar-like green beings with antennae. ("They look like pickles with feet," thinks Garfield.)



* ''DoctorWho'': [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks "Remembrance of the Daleks"]] has this exchange:
-->'''Group Captain Gilmore:''' What are we looking for, little green men?\\
'''The Doctor:''' No, little green ''blobs'' in bonded polycarbide armour!
* Throughout the first two seasons of ''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero'', Bill Maxell refers to the aliens who gave Ralph Hinkley the super-suit as "the green guys." When we finally meet the alien, lo and behold, he really ''is'' green. And his spaceship is even circular, though not exactly saucer-shaped.
* Played with in the 1994 TV movie ''Roswell'', when rancher Mac Brazel is being interviewed by the local radio station:
--> '''Brazel:''' You know how they talk about "little green men?" Well... they ain't green.



* Throughout the first two seasons of ''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero'', Bill Maxell refers to the aliens who gave Ralph Hinkley the super-suit as "the green guys." When we finally meet the alien, lo and behold, he really ''is'' green. And his spaceship is even circular, though not exactly saucer-shaped.
* Played with in the 1994 TV movie ''Roswell,'' when rancher Mac Brazel is being interviewed by the local radio station:
--> '''Brazel:''' You know how they talk about "little green men?" Well... they ain't green.
* The ''DoctorWho'' story "Remembrance of the Daleks" has this exchange:
--> '''Group Captain Gilmore''': What are we looking for, little green men?
--> '''Seventh Doctor''': No, little green ''blobs'' in bonded polycarbide armor!



* The Irkens from ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim,'' the race which the title character belongs to. They are more insect-like than normal, but are still very short (barring [[LargeInAndCharge The Tallest]]), scientifically-advanced, and green.
* GreatGazoo from ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''

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* The Irkens Skrulls from ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim,'' the race which the title character belongs to. They are more insect-like than normal, but are still very short (barring [[LargeInAndCharge The Tallest]]), scientifically-advanced, and green.
* GreatGazoo from ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''
''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', just like their comic counterparts. When they try to interrogate ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, they demand to know [[HeroicWillpower why he doesn't break]]. His response is to laugh at them for being LittleGreenMen.



** I believe that was {{Retcon}}ned into "Martians."

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** I believe that was {{Retcon}}ned into "Martians.""Martians".



* The WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes character "Marvin the Martian" probably qualifies.
** While he is little, he's also completely ''black.'' It's his ''helmet'' that's green.

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* The WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes character "Marvin the Martian" probably qualifies.
** While he is little, he's also completely ''black.'' It's his ''helmet'' that's green.
GreatGazoo from ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''.



* The Irkens from ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', the race which the title character belongs to. They are more insect-like than normal, but are still very short (barring [[LargeInAndCharge The Tallest]]), scientifically-advanced, and green.
* There was actually once a British children's cartoon series about an alien that was called ''[[http://www.thechestnut.com/lgm.htm The Little Green Man]]''.
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': AmusingAlien Marvin the Martian probably qualifies.
** While he is little, he's also completely ''black''. It's his ''helmet'' that's green.



* ''WesternAnimation/ZulaPatrol'': Bula.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ZulaPatrol'': Bula.Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' with Gidney and Cloyd, the moon men.



* The Skrulls from ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', just like their comic counterparts. When they try to interrogate ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, they demand to know [[HeroicWillpower why he doesn't break]]. His response is to laugh at them for being LittleGreenMen.
* There was actually once a British children's cartoon series about an alien that was called [[http://www.thechestnut.com/lgm.htm The Little Green Man]].
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' with Gidney and Cloyd, the moon men.
* In ''WesternAnimation/WandaAndTheAlien'', the titular Alien is one of these.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/WandaAndTheAlien'', the titular Alien is one of these.
* ''WesternAnimation/ZulaPatrol'': Bula.


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12th Mar '17 8:51:32 PM Goldfritha
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* In ''ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'', [[http://www.gocomics.com/phoebe-and-her-unicorn/2016/08/26 since the point of the universe would be missing were not every planet inhabited by unicorns, Marigold pictures little green unicorns galloping magnificently over other worlds]].
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11th Mar '17 2:25:47 PM TheDocCC
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* When pulsars were first discovered in TheSixties, astronomers had no idea what they were. Some suggested that they represented intelligent life. The first few to be discovered were named LGM 1, LGM 2, etc. Eventually, they were discovered to be spinning neutron stars.

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* When pulsars were first discovered in TheSixties, astronomers had no idea what they were. Some suggested that they represented intelligent life. The first few to be discovered were named LGM 1, LGM 2, etc. and so on. LGM meant "Little Green Men." Eventually, they were discovered to be spinning neutron stars.
4th Mar '17 4:11:23 PM nombretomado
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* The Skrulls in MarvelComics started out as almost completely stereotypical little green men in the second issue of ''ComicBook/FantasticFour.'' They even arrived in a literal flying saucer, which Reed stored in the Baxter Building for years afterward. Decades of stories since then have fleshed them out a lot (and they're generally portrayed to be of human ''height'' these days, although one could argue that height is arbitrary for a race of [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifters]]), but when all's said and done, they're still [[AlienInvasion invading alien]] green guys with "bug eyes" and ray guns.

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* The Skrulls in MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics started out as almost completely stereotypical little green men in the second issue of ''ComicBook/FantasticFour.'' They even arrived in a literal flying saucer, which Reed stored in the Baxter Building for years afterward. Decades of stories since then have fleshed them out a lot (and they're generally portrayed to be of human ''height'' these days, although one could argue that height is arbitrary for a race of [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifters]]), but when all's said and done, they're still [[AlienInvasion invading alien]] green guys with "bug eyes" and ray guns.
26th Feb '17 7:35:10 AM thatother1dude
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* Peridot, one of the [[RubberForeheadAliens gems]] in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', is a lot like a CuteMonsterGirl version of an LGM: she's a green alien who came to Earth for mysterious reasons, has a nasal high-pitched voice, favors a clipped monotone pattern of speech, and [[spoiler:without her fake arms and legs, she's actually about the size of a small child]].

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* Peridot, one of the [[RubberForeheadAliens gems]] in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', is a lot like a CuteMonsterGirl version of an LGM: she's a green alien who came to Earth for mysterious reasons, has a nasal high-pitched voice, favors a [[SpockSpeak clipped monotone pattern of speech, speech]], and [[spoiler:without her fake arms and legs, she's actually about the size of a small child]].
17th Jan '17 1:00:35 PM EDP
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* The Xerbians from ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'' are green (with purple hands) and, on average, slightly shorter than the average Earthling (this isn't readily apparent, as they are mainly seen around the much shorter Paperinik, but the rare other interactions show them), and their (rarely used) weapons are indeed {{Ray Gun}}s. On the other hand they don't follow the other parts of the trope: their ships don't look like flying saucers, they aren't hostile at all, and the only mysterious part was when one of their ships, left adrift after the Evronians boarded and captured the crew, followed its programming to establish first contact to take a passing Earth ship in and the security system (damaged by the Evronians and the failure to protect the crew) put the Earthlings under cryo stasis to recreate its crew.
29th Nov '16 10:26:57 PM PaulA
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* Parodied in Creator/DianeDuane's ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novel, ''Literature/SpocksWorld''--a tabloid newspaper reports that Spock's mother, Amanda, has married a little green man. (As a Vulcan, Sarek has green blood and a slightly green complexion.) Amanda tells reporters at a press conference, "There is nothing little about my husband." Even [[TheStoic Sarek]] cracks up once the context is fully explained.



* Parodied in Creator/DianeDuane's ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novel, ''Spock's World''--a tabloid newspaper reports that Spock's mother, Amanda, has married a little green man. (As a Vulcan, Sarek has green blood and a slightly green complexion.) Amanda tells reporters at a press conference, "There is nothing little about my husband." Even [[TheStoic Sarek]] cracks up once the context is fully explained.
** Canon ''Franchise/StarTrek'' has them, actually: they're not smaller than humans, but the Andorians are blue-green and have antennae, apparently as a nod to this trope.

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* Parodied in Creator/DianeDuane's ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novel, ''Spock's World''--a tabloid newspaper reports that Spock's mother, Amanda, has married a little green man. (As a Vulcan, Sarek has green blood and a slightly green complexion.) Amanda tells reporters at a press conference, "There is nothing little about my husband." Even [[TheStoic Sarek]] cracks up once the context is fully explained.
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** Canon ''Franchise/StarTrek'' has them, actually: they're They're not smaller than humans, but the Andorians are blue-green and have antennae, apparently as a nod to this trope.



---> '''Captain Christopher:''' I never have believed in little green men.
---> '''Spock:''' (deadpan) Neither have I.

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---> '''Captain --->'''Captain Christopher:''' I never have believed in little green men.
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men.\\
'''Spock:''' (deadpan) ''[deadpan]'' Neither have I.
28th Nov '16 9:21:54 AM Prfnoff
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* Yoda from ''Film/StarWars''.

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* Yoda from ''Film/StarWars''.''Film/StarWars'' is diminutive and green, but has none of the typical AmusingAlien characterization.
16th Oct '16 1:23:53 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' SpinOff ''BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'', the three-eyed toy aliens are even referred to as "[=LGMs=]"--{{Grammar Nazi}}s notwithstanding. In the first episode it's revealed that they share a psychic link that they call "[[HiveMind Unimind]]", and their homeworld's name is a string of unpronounceable gibberish.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' SpinOff ''BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'', ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'', the three-eyed toy aliens are even referred to as "[=LGMs=]"--{{Grammar Nazi}}s notwithstanding. In the first episode it's revealed that they share a psychic link that they call "[[HiveMind Unimind]]", and their homeworld's name is a string of unpronounceable gibberish.
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