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** Saru in ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'' regarding main characters, some recurrent alien characters can be seen among the crew.


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* ''Series/TheOrville'' has three: Bortus the [[OneGenderRace Moclan]], Alara Kitan the [[RubberForeheadAliens Xelayan]] and Isaac the [[MechanicalLifeforms Kailon]]. A recurrent character voiced my Norm Macdonald is Yaphit a gelatinous blop.
31st Aug '17 9:00:36 PM Luppercus
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* Mirage from the ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' series. In the words of WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick, "Why does she have a cat head... who cares?"

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* Mirage from the ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' series. In the words of WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick, "Why does she have a cat head... who cares?"
31st Aug '17 4:01:17 AM Luppercus
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* ''Film/GalaxyQuest'': In-universe example is Dr. Lazarus (an expy of Mr. Spock from ''Franchise/StarTrek'') in the case of the ShowWithinAShow, in the movie itself the Therbians in general and Laliari in particular became this in "RealLife" for the cast. Ironically Laliari will [[spoiler:not play an alien after she chooses to stay on Earth and is added as a "human" character in the show.]]
28th Aug '17 2:50:04 PM StrangeThoughts
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' has a [[CastOfSnowflakes diverse cast]] of characters, but of the 21 original heroes, there were only three non-humans. Bastion and Zenyatta were the Omnic representatives (basically sentient robots), while Winston is a hyper-intelligent gorilla. Since launch, they've added Orisa, another Omnic, but there are still six times the amount of humans compared to non-humans.
18th Aug '17 7:39:40 PM GrammarNavi
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TokenHeroicOrc is this trope [[XMeetsY meeting]] TokenEnemyMinority. See also FantasticSapientSpeciesTropes, and NotQuiteHuman. Compare and contrast TeamPet. Contrast NotEvenHuman. Inverse of TokenHuman and UnfazedEveryman.

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TokenHeroicOrc is this trope [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meeting]] TokenEnemyMinority. See also FantasticSapientSpeciesTropes, and NotQuiteHuman. Compare and contrast TeamPet. Contrast NotEvenHuman. Inverse of TokenHuman and UnfazedEveryman.
16th May '17 5:37:11 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The later ''Persona'' games have a non-human character, mostly used to address something along the lines of WhatMeasureIsANonHuman.
** ''{{VideoGame/Persona 3}}'' Has Koromaru, a dog, and the [[RobotGirl Anti-Shadow Surpression Weapon]] Aigis (though she gradually becomes more human over time) ''[[UpdatedRerelease Persona 3 FES]]'' and ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'' also introduces her two sisters Metis and Labrys.
** ''{{VideoGame/Persona 4}}'' has Teddie, a mysterious entity native to the TV world resembling a cute mascot suit. Teddie himself laments that he's not sure what he is, and is sad that he can't join the rest of the Investigation Team in the real world. [[spoiler:It is eventually revealed that he was a shadow that developed a personality out of a desire to be loved, and over the course of the story gains both a Persona and a human body, effectively becoming a real person.]]
** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' has Morgana, a talking [[FunnyAnimal cat-like creature]] the protagonists meet in Kamoshida's Palace, who turns into an ordinary cat in the real world (with the exception of the fact that he can still talk to people who have talked to him in the Metaverse). Like Teddie, Morgana has no memories of his past, but is convinced he was a human whose form was distorted by the Metaverse, and joins the protagonists after they promise to help him find a way to restore his true form. [[spoiler:Before the final dungeon it's revealed that Morgana is actually an embodiment of humanity's hope, created by [[BigGood Igor]] to gather those who can oppose [[BigBad Yaldabaoth]].]]

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* The later ''Persona'' ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' games have a non-human character, mostly used to address something along the lines of WhatMeasureIsANonHuman.
** ''{{VideoGame/Persona 3}}'' Has has Koromaru, who's a (very intelligent) dog, and plus the [[RobotGirl Anti-Shadow Surpression Suppression Weapon]] Aigis (though she Aigis, who gradually becomes more human over time) time. ''[[UpdatedRerelease Persona 3 FES]]'' and ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'' also introduces her Aigis's two sisters "sisters" Metis and Labrys.
** ''{{VideoGame/Persona 4}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona4'' has Teddie, a mysterious entity native to the TV world resembling a cute mascot suit. Teddie himself laments that he's not sure what he is, and is sad that he can't join the rest of the Investigation Team in the real world. [[spoiler:It is eventually revealed that he was a shadow that developed a personality out of a desire to be loved, and over the course of the story he gains both a Persona and a human body, effectively becoming a real person.]]
** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona5'' has Morgana, a talking [[FunnyAnimal cat-like creature]] the protagonists meet in Kamoshida's Palace, who turns into an ordinary cat in the real world (with the exception of the fact that he can still talk to people who have talked to him in the Metaverse). Like Teddie, Morgana has no memories of his past, but is convinced he was a human whose form was distorted by the Metaverse, and joins the protagonists after they promise to help him find a way to restore his true form. [[spoiler:Before the final dungeon it's revealed that Morgana is actually an embodiment of humanity's hope, created by [[BigGood Igor]] to gather those who can oppose [[BigBad Yaldabaoth]].]]
10th May '17 2:34:44 AM TedEldritch
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* The later ''Persona'' games have a non-human character, mostly used to address something along the lines of WhatMeasureIsANonHuman. In ''{{VideoGame/Persona 3}}'', we have the RobotGirl Aigis (we also get her "sister," Labrys, in ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena''), an din ''{{VideoGame/Persona 4}}'', we have Teddie, who, at the end of his Social Link, is revealed to be [[spoiler:a sentient Shadow born from the desire to be liked.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': The entirety of your PhantomThief team is made up of high school students, except for Morgana, who is a shapeshifting cat. [[spoiler:Who also turns out to be an AnimalisticAbomination created by the BigGood to help out the heroes against the EldritchAbomination BigBad.]]

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* The later ''Persona'' games have a non-human character, mostly used to address something along the lines of WhatMeasureIsANonHuman. In WhatMeasureIsANonHuman.
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''{{VideoGame/Persona 3}}'', we have 3}}'' Has Koromaru, a dog, and the RobotGirl [[RobotGirl Anti-Shadow Surpression Weapon]] Aigis (we (though she gradually becomes more human over time) ''[[UpdatedRerelease Persona 3 FES]]'' and ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'' also get introduces her "sister," Labrys, in ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena''), an din two sisters Metis and Labrys.
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''{{VideoGame/Persona 4}}'', we have 4}}'' has Teddie, who, at a mysterious entity native to the end TV world resembling a cute mascot suit. Teddie himself laments that he's not sure what he is, and is sad that he can't join the rest of his Social Link, the Investigation Team in the real world. [[spoiler:It is eventually revealed to be [[spoiler:a sentient Shadow born from the that he was a shadow that developed a personality out of a desire to be liked.loved, and over the course of the story gains both a Persona and a human body, effectively becoming a real person.]]
* ** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': The entirety of your PhantomThief team is made up of high school students, except for 5}}'' has Morgana, a talking [[FunnyAnimal cat-like creature]] the protagonists meet in Kamoshida's Palace, who is a shapeshifting cat. [[spoiler:Who also turns out into an ordinary cat in the real world (with the exception of the fact that he can still talk to be people who have talked to him in the Metaverse). Like Teddie, Morgana has no memories of his past, but is convinced he was a human whose form was distorted by the Metaverse, and joins the protagonists after they promise to help him find a way to restore his true form. [[spoiler:Before the final dungeon it's revealed that Morgana is actually an AnimalisticAbomination embodiment of humanity's hope, created by the BigGood [[BigGood Igor]] to help out the heroes against the EldritchAbomination BigBad.gather those who can oppose [[BigBad Yaldabaoth]].]]
28th Apr '17 12:19:54 AM AthenaBlue
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* Chewbacca the wookie in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' original trilogy, the droids aside.

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* Chewbacca ''Franchise/StarWars'':
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the wookie in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' original trilogy, excepting the droids aside.droids, there's Chewbacca, Han Solo's Wookiee copilot.



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* ''Series/{{Grimm}}'':Monroe and Rosalee, the two Wesen characters of the show. (Notice that [[spoiler:Renard]] is actually half human and [[spoiler:Adalind]] is no longer Wesen).
* [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Spock]] half qualifies, as he is half-human.
** In ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation]]'', three out of the starring cast of seven or eight were non-human. While human-looking Troi was less obvious, both Worf and Data qualify as Token Nonhumans.
** Averted by ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', which is set on a space station that's mainly made up of non-humans, and there are multiple aliens in the starring (Kira, Odo, Quark, Worf, both Daxes) and recurring cast.
** ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' averts this trope as well, with Neelix, the holographic Doctor, Tuvok, Torres, Kes, and in later seasons former Borg Seven of Nine. The nonhuman main cast slightly outnumber the human main cast members (Janeway, Chakotay, Paris, and Kim).
*** Seven is a strange borderline case, since she was born as the human Annika Hanson, assimilated, and then severed from the Collective. At the end she agrees to a surgical procedure to de-Borgify her completely and at that point presumably goes back to being completely human.
** T'Pol and Phlox in ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]''.

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* ''Series/{{Grimm}}'':Monroe and Rosalee, Though the two Wesen characters cast contains several examples of the show. (Notice that [[spoiler:Renard]] is actually half not quite human and [[spoiler:Adalind]] is no longer Wesen).
* [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Spock]] half qualifies, as he is half-human.
** In ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation]]'', three out of
characters, including the starring cast of seven or eight were non-human. While human-looking Troi was less obvious, both Worf and Data qualify as Token Nonhumans.
** Averted by ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', which is set on a space station that's mainly made up of non-humans, and there are multiple aliens in the starring (Kira, Odo, Quark, Worf, both Daxes) and recurring cast.
** ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' averts this trope as well, with Neelix, the holographic Doctor, Tuvok, Torres, Kes, and in later seasons former Borg Seven of Nine. The nonhuman main cast slightly outnumber the human main cast members (Janeway, Chakotay, Paris, and Kim).
*** Seven is a strange borderline case, since she was born
titular protagonist, ''Series/{{Angel}}'' has Lorne as the human Annika Hanson, assimilated, and then severed from the Collective. At the end she agrees only visibly demonic main character who is unable to a surgical procedure to de-Borgify her completely and at that point presumably goes back to being completely human.
** T'Pol and Phlox
alter his appearance in ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]''.any way.
* ''Series/BlakesSeven'' has Cally, an [[HumanAliens Auron]] with limited telepathic powers.



** Though during Peter Davison's era this was inverted, with Tegan Jovanka serving as the token human in a TARDIS full of aliens
* Teal'c from ''Series/StargateSG1''. An odd example in that Jaffa are genetically altered humans.
** Subverted, averted, and inverted (possibly) in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' - the Pegasus galaxy is full of humans, but almost none of the the non-Terran humans work for the Atlantis expedition, but then by the end of the pilot, the flagship exploration team adopts a non-Terran member.

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** Though during Peter Davison's era this was inverted, with Tegan Jovanka serving as the token human in a TARDIS full of aliens
aliens.
* Teal'c from ''Series/StargateSG1''. An odd example in that Jaffa are genetically altered humans.
** Subverted, averted,
''Series/{{Grimm}}'': Monroe and inverted (possibly) in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' - Rosalee, the Pegasus galaxy is full of humans, but almost none two Wesen characters of the the non-Terran humans work for the Atlantis expedition, but then by the end of the pilot, the flagship exploration team adopts show. (Notice that [[spoiler:Renard]] is actually half human and [[spoiler:Adalind]] is no longer Wesen).
* The Robot in ''Series/LostInSpace'' is, well,
a non-Terran member.Robot living among humans.



* Teal'c from ''Series/StargateSG1''. An odd example in that Jaffa are genetically altered humans.
** Subverted, averted, and inverted (possibly) in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' -- the Pegasus Galaxy is full of humans, but almost none of the non-Terran humans work for the Atlantis expedition, but then by the end of the pilot, the flagship exploration team adopts a non-Terran member.
** By the second season of ''Atlantis'', the main team is split 50-50 between Earth humans and locals -- Sheppard and [=McKay=] from Earth, and Teyla and Ronon from the Pegasus Galaxy. This stays for the rest of the series.
* [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Spock]] half qualifies, as he is half-human.
** In ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation]]'', three out of the starring cast of seven or eight were non-human. While human-looking Troi was less obvious, both Worf and Data qualify as Token Nonhumans.
** Averted by ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', which is set on a space station that's mainly made up of non-humans, and there are multiple aliens in the starring (Kira, Odo, Quark, Worf, both Daxes) and recurring cast.
** ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' averts this trope as well, with Neelix, the holographic Doctor, Tuvok, Torres, Kes, and in later seasons former Borg Seven of Nine. The nonhuman main cast slightly outnumber the human main cast members (Janeway, Chakotay, Paris, and Kim).
*** Seven is a strange borderline case, since she was born as the human Annika Hanson, assimilated, and then severed from the Collective. At the end she agrees to a surgical procedure to de-Borgify her completely and at that point presumably goes back to being completely human.
** T'Pol and Phlox in ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]''.



* ''Series/BlakesSeven'' has Cally, an [[HumanAliens Auron]] with limited telepathic powers.
* Though the cast contains several examples of not quite human characters, including the titular protagonist, ''Series/{{Angel}}'' has Lorne as the only visibly demonic main character who is unable to alter his appearance in any way.
* The Robot in ''Series/LostInSpace'' is, well, a Robot living among humans.






* ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' has several Nonhuman members of the team; the Genie ([[CaptainObvious a Genie]]), Iago (a parrot), Abu (a monkey) and the flying carpet.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' has several Nonhuman non-human members of the team; team: the Genie ([[CaptainObvious a Genie]]), Iago (a parrot), Abu (a monkey) and the flying carpet.



* Slimer the Ghost in ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters''.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' didn't have to deal with elaborate makeup so it managed to get away from this trope with Lt. M'Ress and Lt. Arex being part of the bridge crew.



* ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' didn't have to deal with elaborate makeup so it managed to get away from this trope with Lt. M'Ress and Lt. Arex being part of the bridge crew.
* Slimer the Ghost in ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters''



* ''Series/RedDwarf'' had The Cat. Arguably, he could also be construed as TeamPet, as he was descended from Lister's cat Frankenstein, but let's count 3 million years of evolution to his credit.

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* ''Series/RedDwarf'' had The the Cat. Arguably, he could also be construed as TeamPet, as he was descended from Lister's cat Frankenstein, but let's count 3 million years of evolution to his credit.



* Lieutenant M'Ress and Lieutenant Arex, members of the Enterprise bridge crew in ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries''.



* ''SuperWhy'' has Alphapig, who is part of an otherwise human quartet of heroes.


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* Lieutenant M'Ress and Lieutenant Arex, members of the Enterprise bridge crew in ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries''.
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperWhy'' has Alphapig, who is part of an otherwise human quartet of heroes.
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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'': In Diane's family, a literal BlackSheep functions as this.
4th Jan '17 5:14:44 AM Luppercus
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* The Robot in ''Series/LostInSpace'' is, well, a Robot living among humans.
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