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27th Oct '16 7:42:09 PM Xtifr
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* In ''Godshome'' by Creator/RobertSheckley, it's technically a god roommate, but [[OurGodsAreDifferent these gods]] are near enough to being monsters for most people. When Arthur Fenn gets his prayers answered, he doesn't realize that in payment, he'll get four very [[JerkassGod unpleasant gods]] living in his spare bedroom. They like their meat raw, and in large quantities, and they have a habit of throwing the gnawed bones out the window to rot in the yard, which eventually attracts the attention of the police.
11th Oct '16 8:53:37 PM Troperr2016
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* ''WesternAnimation/SuperNoobs'' has Memnock and Zenblock, who are two alien warriors of the same species who were sent to train four kids to be elite warriors. Memnock described his living condition with Zenblock as being roommates. They both fit this trope because they are both aliens living in a human house on Earth.
12th Sep '16 3:04:14 PM Troperr2016
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* ''WesternAnimation/SuperNoobs'' has Memnock and Zenblock, who are two alien warriors of the same species who were sent to train four kids to be elite warriors. Memnock described his living condition with Zenblock as being roommates. They both fit this trope because they are both aliens living in a human house on Earth.
13th Aug '16 12:15:05 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' films, Han Solo's copilot and partner in crime is a seven-and-a-half-foot [[UrsineAliens Wookiee]] named Chewbacca.

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* In Han Solo from the ''Franchise/StarWars'' films, Han Solo's copilot and partner in crime is movies shares the ''Millennium Falcon'' with his NonHumanSidekick, a seven-and-a-half-foot [[UrsineAliens Wookiee]] named Chewbacca.
14th Jul '16 11:52:53 AM Tacitus
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', this is why Reimu Hakurei [[PerpetualPoverty doesn't get many donations]]. As the Hakurei Shrine's {{miko}} it's her job to deal with any {{youkai}} that cause trouble in [[FantasticNaturePreserve Gensokyo]], but nearly every one she battles succumbs to DefeatMeansFriendship, leading them to [[DropInCharacter drop by her shrine to hang out.]] Though Reimu herself doesn't mind - she's [[HatesEveryoneEqually equally rude to humans, youkai and even deities]] - this does mean ordinary humans rarely make the trip to the Hakurei Shrine for fear of bumping into that [[DrunkenMaster drunk]] [[PintsizedPowerhouse little oni]] who can tear apart mountains with her bare hands, or that [[SemanticSuperpower "youkai of boundaries"]] [[RealityWarper who can do whatever the hell she wants.]]
7th Jul '16 8:13:04 AM StFan
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->'''Christine:''' [Recorded] Hi, you've reached the Tittles. We can't come to the phone right now. If you want to leave a message for Christine, press one.\\
'''Bentley:''' For Bently, press two.\\

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->'''Christine:''' [Recorded] ''[recorded]'' Hi, you've reached the Tittles. We can't come to the phone right now. If you want to leave a message for Christine, press one.\\
'''Bentley:''' For Bently, Bentley, press two.\\



--> -- ''Series/{{Angel}}'', "Quickening"

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* ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' - the titular robot cat lives in Nobita's closet (one of the earlier examples).
* ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' - Ataru has an oni living in his closet (possibly a pun on the Japanese slang for PrettyFreeloader).

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* ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' - the titular ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'': The title robot cat lives in Nobita's closet (one of the earlier examples).
* ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' - ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'': Ataru has an oni living in his closet (possibly a pun on the Japanese slang for PrettyFreeloader).



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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fic [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/114049/this-is-the-life-a-tale-of-a-human-in-equestria This is the Life: A Tale of a Human in Equestria]] puts the titular character and Octavia as roommates for some [[RuleOfFunny undisclosed]] reason.
** Another good example stemming from the same franchise is [[https://www.fimfiction.net/user/Bucking+Nonsense Bucking Nonsense's fic]] [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/165968/five-changelings-in-equestria-the-monster-under-the-bed Five Changelings in Equestria: The Monster Under the Bed,]] where the chanegling Ladybird evicts a boogyman epyx for a young foal in exchange for under-the-bed and board privelages
* From Gensokyo 20XXV, we get this twice. The first one is more or less played straight with Mokou, Kaguya, and Suika, two immortals and an oni, and the second instance is played straight with Kosuzu (a human), who lives with a hermit (Miko), a celestial (Tenshi), and a tsurube-otoshi (Kisume).

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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fic [[http://www.fics:
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fimfiction.net/story/114049/this-is-the-life-a-tale-of-a-human-in-equestria This is the Life: A Tale of a Human in Equestria]] Equestria]]'' puts the titular title character and Octavia as roommates for some [[RuleOfFunny undisclosed]] reason.
reason.
** Another good example stemming from the same franchise is [[https://www.fimfiction.net/user/Bucking+Nonsense Bucking Nonsense's fic]] [[https://www.''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/165968/five-changelings-in-equestria-the-monster-under-the-bed Five Changelings in Equestria: The Monster Under the Bed,]] Bed]]'', where the chanegling changeling Ladybird evicts a boogyman boogeyman epyx for a young foal in exchange for under-the-bed and board privelages
priveleges.
* From Gensokyo 20XXV, ''Gensokyo 20XXV'', we get this twice. The first one is more or less played straight with Mokou, Kaguya, and Suika, two immortals and an oni, and the second instance is played straight with Kosuzu (a human), who lives with a hermit (Miko), a celestial (Tenshi), and a tsurube-otoshi (Kisume).



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* ''Film/TheGhostAndMrsMuir'' (1947)
* ''Film/MyFavoriteMartian'' (1999)

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* %%* ''Film/TheGhostAndMrsMuir'' (1947)
* %%* ''Film/MyFavoriteMartian'' (1999)



* The short story ''Living With the Harpy'' by Tim Pratt is about, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin just guess]].

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* The short story ''Living With with the Harpy'' by Tim Pratt is about, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin just guess]].



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* ''Series/TheGhostAndMrsMuir'' (1968-1970)
* ''Series/MyFavoriteMartian'' (1963-1966)
* ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' (1964-1966) lived with The Thing, as well as frequent visitor Cousin Itt, and YMMV [[SlidingScaleofAnthropomorphism on the monstrousness of]] some of the others living in the house (eg. Lurch).

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* %%* ''Series/TheGhostAndMrsMuir'' (1968-1970)
* %%* ''Series/MyFavoriteMartian'' (1963-1966)
* ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' (1964-1966) lived lives with The Thing, as well as frequent visitor Cousin Itt, and YMMV [[SlidingScaleofAnthropomorphism on the monstrousness of]] some of the others living in the house (eg. Lurch).



* The show ''Series/BeingHumanUK'', where a vampire and werewolf move into an apartment that they later realize is haunted by a ghost. They all get along better than you might expect.
** Similarly, [[Series/BeingHumanUS its US remake]].

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* The show ''Series/BeingHumanUK'', where a vampire and werewolf move into an apartment that they later realize is haunted by a ghost. They all get along better than you might expect.
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expect. Similarly, [[Series/BeingHumanUS its US remake]].



* ''Series/{{Star Trek Deep Space Nine}}'': In "The Search, Part I", Odo briefly serves as this to Quark, literally and figuratively. Limited space on board the Defiant means that the two must share quarters, which becomes very uncomfortable for both men when Odo has to liquefy in order to rest.
-->'''Odo:''' I have been holding this shape for sixteen hours. I have to revert back to my liquid state, but I don't want you to watch and gawk at me.
-->'''Quark:''' I understand, completely. This is a very private moment and I won't interfere. This won't be so bad, sharing—
-->'''Odo:''' I HAVE NO INTEREST IN SPEAKING TO YOU, OR IN LISTENING TO YOUR WITLESS PRATTLE. SO STAY OUT OF MY WAY, OR YOU'LL REGRET THE DAY YOU EVER MET ME.

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* ''Series/{{Star Trek Deep Space Nine}}'': ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': In "The Search, Part I", Odo briefly serves as this to Quark, literally and figuratively. Limited space on board the Defiant ''Defiant'' means that the two must share quarters, which becomes very uncomfortable for both men when Odo has to liquefy in order to rest.
-->'''Odo:''' I have been holding this shape for sixteen hours. I have to revert back to my liquid state, but I don't want you to watch and gawk at me.
-->'''Quark:'''
me.\\
'''Quark:'''
I understand, completely. This is a very private moment and I won't interfere. This won't be so bad, sharing—
-->'''Odo:'''
sharing--\\
'''Odo:'''
I HAVE NO INTEREST IN SPEAKING TO YOU, OR IN LISTENING TO YOUR WITLESS PRATTLE. SO STAY OUT OF MY WAY, OR YOU'LL REGRET THE DAY YOU EVER MET ME.



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* The Soldier of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' is roommates with a magician named Merasmus. They don't exactly get along well.
** Last Halloween Merasmus sent out his anger towards the entire team simply because he ''couldn't kill his roommate''.
*** [[EvilerThanThou Kinda fuzzy who's more monstrous though.]]
*** Merasmus' last roommate? [[spoiler: Music/TomJones.]]

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* The Soldier of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' is roommates with a magician named Merasmus. They don't exactly get along well.
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well. Last Halloween Merasmus sent out his anger towards the entire team simply because he ''couldn't kill his roommate''.
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roommate''. [[EvilerThanThou Kinda fuzzy who's more monstrous though.]]
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* [[http://www.biggercheese.com/index.php?comic=808 This]] BiggerThanCheeses strip. Oh Xu'alz'kthar, you adorable scamp.
* Dielle in ''{{Rhapsodies}}'' lives in an extremely posh apartment belonging to the {{psychopomp}} Deidre. Apparently in exchange for taking care of Deidre's extremely demanding cat.

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* [[http://www.biggercheese.com/index.php?comic=808 This]] BiggerThanCheeses ''Webcomic/BiggerThanCheeses'' strip. Oh Xu'alz'kthar, you adorable scamp.
* Dielle in ''{{Rhapsodies}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Rhapsodies}}'' lives in an extremely posh apartment belonging to the {{psychopomp}} Deidre. Apparently in exchange for taking care of Deidre's extremely demanding cat.



* Website/CollegeHumor: The sketch "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DN7C_tE8H_A The Six Monsters You'll Have As Roommates]]" humorously characterizes the types of college roommates as various kinds of monsters: the antisocial control freak is a robot, the one you never see because he's always out is a ghost, the {{Guyliner}}-wearing goth who somehow always gets laid is a vampire, the foreign exchange student with strange customs is an alien, and the one who's always tired and lifeless is a zombie. The last Monster is the fact that there ''are'' no more monsters - i.e., you live alone, and are now completely freaked out at night because [[NothingIsScarier there's no one to blame the noises in the night on]].

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* Website/CollegeHumor: The sketch "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DN7C_tE8H_A The Six Monsters You'll Have As as Roommates]]" humorously characterizes the types of college roommates as various kinds of monsters: the antisocial control freak is a robot, the one you never see because he's always out is a ghost, the {{Guyliner}}-wearing goth who somehow always gets laid is a vampire, the foreign exchange student with strange customs is an alien, and the one who's always tired and lifeless is a zombie. The last Monster is the fact that there ''are'' no more monsters - -- i.e., you live alone, and are now completely freaked out at night because [[NothingIsScarier there's no one no-one to blame the noises in the night on]].



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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': Human Fry lives with Bender, who, for those not familiar with the show, is a robot.
** Specifically, Fry lives in Bender's apartment. Fry is Bender's MonsterRoommate.
*** More than that. He lives in Bender's closet. (Which is as large as a 1 1/2 apartment), while the apartment itself is as large as, well, a closet.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': Human Fry lives with Bender, who, for those not familiar with the show, is a robot.
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robot. Specifically, Fry lives in Bender's apartment. Fry is Bender's MonsterRoommate.
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Monster Roommate. More than that. He that: he lives in Bender's closet. (Which closet (which is as large as a 1 1/2 apartment), while the apartment itself is as large as, well, a closet.



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'' had Zorak rooming with Space Ghost briefly, much to his displeasure.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'' had has Zorak rooming with Space Ghost briefly, much to his displeasure.
6th Jul '16 3:42:35 PM Juicesir
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* Another good example stemming from the same franchise is [[https://www.fimfiction.net/user/Bucking+Nonsense Bucking Nonsense's fic]] [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/165968/five-changelings-in-equestria-the-monster-under-the-bed Five Changelings in Equestria: The Monster Under the Bed,]] where the chanegling Ladybird evicts a boogyman epyx for a young foal in exchange for under-the-bed and board privelages

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* ** Another good example stemming from the same franchise is [[https://www.fimfiction.net/user/Bucking+Nonsense Bucking Nonsense's fic]] [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/165968/five-changelings-in-equestria-the-monster-under-the-bed Five Changelings in Equestria: The Monster Under the Bed,]] where the chanegling Ladybird evicts a boogyman epyx for a young foal in exchange for under-the-bed and board privelages
6th Jul '16 3:42:06 PM Juicesir
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Another good example stemming from the same franchise is [[https://www.fimfiction.net/user/Bucking+Nonsense Bucking Nonsense's fic]] [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/165968/five-changelings-in-equestria-the-monster-under-the-bed Five Changelings in Equestria: The Monster Under the Bed,]] where the chanegling Ladybird evicts a boogyman epyx for a young foal in exchange for under-the-bed and board privelages

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* Another good example stemming from the same franchise is [[https://www.fimfiction.net/user/Bucking+Nonsense Bucking Nonsense's fic]] [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/165968/five-changelings-in-equestria-the-monster-under-the-bed Five Changelings in Equestria: The Monster Under the Bed,]] where the chanegling Ladybird evicts a boogyman epyx for a young foal in exchange for under-the-bed and board privelages
5th Jul '16 1:34:45 PM Pilomotor
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* [[MadScientist Tedd]] of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' lives with [[EmergentHuman Grace]], a shapeshifter whose ancestry is part-human, part-alien, part-squirrel, and part-second-alien. She was created to be a SuperSoldier, but fled her DarkAndTroubledPast and came to Tedd, hoping the technology he was experimenting with could help her defeat a powerful monster. They end up falling in love.

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* [[MadScientist Tedd]] of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' lives with [[EmergentHuman Grace]], a shapeshifter whose ancestry is part-human, part-alien, part-squirrel, and part-second-alien. She was created to be a SuperSoldier, but fled her DarkAndTroubledPast and came to Tedd, hoping the technology he was experimenting with could help her defeat a powerful monster. They [[spoiler: It does.]] Also, they end up falling in love.love, and she moves in with him long-term. Which is more than a little awkward, since they're both under 18 and Tedd lives with his father.
5th Jul '16 1:25:34 PM Pilomotor
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* Tedd of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' lives with Grace his part-human, part-alien, part-squirrel shapeshifting girlfriend.

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* Tedd [[MadScientist Tedd]] of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' lives with Grace his [[EmergentHuman Grace]], a shapeshifter whose ancestry is part-human, part-alien, part-squirrel shapeshifting girlfriend.part-squirrel, and part-second-alien. She was created to be a SuperSoldier, but fled her DarkAndTroubledPast and came to Tedd, hoping the technology he was experimenting with could help her defeat a powerful monster. They end up falling in love.
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