Created By: EdnaWalker on June 8, 2010 Last Edited By: EdnaWalker on June 9, 2010
Troped

Humanoid Female Animal

Name Space:
Main
Page Type:
Trope
Rolling Updates; Is This Tropeable; Needs More Examples; Feel free to edit this trope.

If there are no objections, this trope will be launched in 24 hours.

It's fairly common in TV shows, animated films, and video games for female animals to generally be drawn more anthropomorphically than the male animals so that they read as pretty or sexy. The males will have simplistic body shapes while the females will have curvaceous body shapes, complete with Hartman Hips and/or Non-Mammal Mammaries. Sometimes, the female animal characters won't possess Hartman Hips or Non-Mammal Mammaries, but they'll be more curvaceous than the male animals. In other words, he female animals tend to be at least a half-notch closer to the "human" end of the spectrum than the male animals.

Please list only examples that are cartoon representatives of Real Life animal species or are fictional species clearly based on those Real Life species. No mythical animals, aliens, or monsters that are not clearly based on any actual species.

See Cute Monster Girl for the fictional creature version. Subtrope of Bizarre Sexual Dimorphism.


Examples:

Film

  • Inverted in Kung Fu Panda in that Tai Lung (a male snow leopard) has a body that looks more humanlike than Master Tigress's (a female tiger) body.
    • His body is muscular and looks more humanlike so as to contrast with her sleeker, leaner body.
  • Sawyer from Cats Don't Dance looks more humanlike than Danny.
  • Scratette from Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs may not have Wrong-Type-Of-Mammal Mammaries, but she does have Hartman Hips and does look slightly more anthropomorphic than Scrat.
  • The female mice in An American Tail look a little more humanlike than the male mice.
  • Same holds true for the mice in The Great Mouse Detective.
  • The penguins in Happy Feet may not be anthropomorphic, but the female ones look a little more curvaceous than the male ones.

Western Animation

Video Games

  • Krystal from Star Fox Adventures is noticeably more "human"-like than everyone else. The most blatant feature aside from the Wrong-Type-Of-Mammal Mammaries is her human-like head hair.
  • With the notable exception of The Contessa, the female characters in the Sly Cooper video games tend to have more humanlike bodies than the male characters.


Community Feedback Replies: 30
  • May 31, 2010
    GiantSpaceChinchilla
  • May 31, 2010
    Ghilz
  • May 31, 2010
    EdnaWalker
    This trope is about female Funny Animal versions of Real Life animal species being more humanlike than the male Funny Animal forms of Real Life animals. Bizarre Sexual Dimorphism is about the sexual dimorphism of fictional alien characters and non-anthropomorphic Real Life animals. Cute Monster Girl is about a female character looking more humanlike than male characters among a fictional species.
  • May 31, 2010
    Ryusui
  • Although this might be tropable, I can't imagine there won't be any examples that aren't already covered in Non Mammal Mammaries, or vice versa. It might be enough just to add a note to Non Mammal Mammaries that it mostly happens to females as opposed to males, the same way Tertiary Sexual Characteristics points out that distinction.
  • May 31, 2010
    Ghilz
    I still fail to see how the "Fictional Species" Vs "Funny Animal" is worthy of a split. It's the same tropes. Use them.
  • May 31, 2010
    EdnaWalker
    Humanlike Female Funny Animal is about female animal characters generally looking more humanlike than male animal characters, whether or not they have Non Mammal Mammaries.
  • June 1, 2010
    Stratadrake
    In other words, the females are at least a half-notch closer to the "human" end of the spectrum than the males?
  • June 1, 2010
    Medinoc
    Krystal from Star Fox Adventures is noticeably more "human"-like than everyone else. The most blatant feature aside from the Wrong-Type-Of-Mammal Mammaries is her human-like head hair.
  • June 1, 2010
    LeeM
    "Scratette from Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs may not have Non Mammal Mammaries..."
    • Uh, dude, she is a mammal.
  • June 1, 2010
    TJ
    "Cute Monster Girl is about a female character looking more humanlike than male characters among a fictional species."

    Considering that Funny Animals don't exist, I don't think another trope is necessary.
  • June 1, 2010
    halfmillennium
    LeeM - Non Mammal Mammaries covers mammals as well.

    We seem to have this covered.
  • June 1, 2010
    EdnaWalker
    You got it right, StrataDrake, this is the very point of this trope. The female animals tend to be at least a half-notch closer to the "human" end of the spectrum than the males.
  • June 1, 2010
    Ghilz
    I still do not see how this is not covered. If this is a fictional race or Funny Animal is irrelevant.
  • June 3, 2010
    Stratadrake
    Compare Bizarre Sexual Dimorphism, or at least its page image (of an admittedly sci-fi oriented variety)
  • June 6, 2010
    EdnaWalker
    Do you agree with this trope now? What should I do with this trope so you agree with me on it?
  • June 6, 2010
    Starry-Eyed
    I think this is distinct enough from the related tropes that it's tropeable. You have plenty of examples, so I would say Just Launch It Already.
  • June 6, 2010
    TJ
    Let me reiterate: "Cute Monster Girl is about a female character looking more humanlike than male characters among a fictional species." Funny Animals. Are. FICTIONAL.
  • June 6, 2010
    shimaspawn
    Cute Monster Girl is a huge enough trope that it can afford splitting off Funny Animals into a subtrope. It does need a better title though.
  • June 6, 2010
    EdnaWalker
    What would make a better title for this trope?
  • June 6, 2010
    shimaspawn
    I'm not sure. The currently one just sounds clunky and awkward.
  • June 6, 2010
    EdnaWalker
    I changed the name of this trope to Humanlike Female Animal. Now does the title sound less clunky and awkward.
  • June 6, 2010
    shimaspawn
  • June 6, 2010
    EdnaWalker
    Now can I launch this trope?
  • June 7, 2010
    Ghilz
    See Bizarre Sexual Dimorphism for the sci-fi version and Cute Monster Girl for the fictional creature version.

    Errr, Funny Animals ARE fictional. Less you believe Bugs Bunny represents a normal rabbit. And again Bizarre Sexual Dimorphism a) Covers this already and b) is not limited to sci fi, read the page and the examples.
  • June 7, 2010
    shimaspawn
    It might not be limited to sci-fi and fantasy, but the write up and the examples seem to indicate that it is. None of the examples here are on that page. This could well be a subtrope of it the way Cute Monster Girl is. These don't fit in Cute Monster Girl either because they aren't monsters. They're all related, but they certainly aren't the same trope.
  • June 7, 2010
    Ghilz
    It might not be limited to sci-fi and fantasy, but the write up and the examples seem to indicate that it is.

    Clearly the page's huge Real Life section are based of scifi, what with the huge numbers of aliens on earth and all... So what? Real life creatures fit in Bizarre Sexual Dimorphism, Made up creatures fit in Bizarre Sexual Dimorphism, anthropomorphic version of real life creatures do not Bizarre Sexual Dimorphism ?
  • June 7, 2010
    shimaspawn
    They may fit there, but we also clearly have enough to make a subtrope and none of the creatures here are listed there.
  • June 7, 2010
    EdnaWalker
    Is this trope ready to launch?
  • June 9, 2010
    Ghilz
    Sure, Launch it
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=xwgubnwofhizzy51qn8ydvy2