->''I don't want to be human! I want to see gamma rays! I want to hear X-rays! And I want to - I want to smell dark matter! Do you see the absurdity of what I am? I can't even express these things properly because I have to - I have to conceptualize complex ideas in this stupid limiting spoken language! But I know I want to reach out with something other than these prehensile paws! And feel the solar wind of a supernova flowing over me! I'm a machine! And I can know much more! I can experience so much more. But I'm trapped in this absurd body!''
-->-- '''Cavil''', ''Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined''

Sometimes writers portray various forms of {{Transhuman}}ism, [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul cyborgs]], vampires/werewolf and other transformations as a bad thing. This trope is the complete opposite. It comes in the following forms:
* Person undergo traumatic transformation into something non-human: Vampire, werewolf, cyborg (In a setting where it is not normal), EnergyBeing, but instead of angsting he celebrates because he didn't like his former life anyway;
* Vampire, Werewolf, any other non-human [[HumanityEnsues transforms into human]] and angsting about how lame his new form is;
* Human dreams of becoming non-human because his life sucks. How close he will come to actual transformation depends on the setting.

Good friend of PunyEarthlings: PunyEarthlings is more about how other species as a whole see us, this is the view from individuals who are human (or have been). It's a setting trope, this is a character one. BeingHumanSucks may be brought on by an individual realisng they are/were a Puny Earthling. See also HumansAreFlawed.

Often the reason behind TranshumanTreachery. See also CursedWithAwesome, PunyEarthlings. Contrast TragicMonster, WhatHaveIBecome, KarmicTransformation and FaceMonsterTurn.

[[IThoughtItMeant Not related to the quality of the]] [[Series/BeingHuman BBC Three supernatural soap opera]].
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* {{Transmetropolitan}} has Foglets, who are nanite clouds that were human and went a process to become nanites, usually for this reason.
** There are also the Transients. Genetic engineering has allowed people to alter their bodies in many ways, but being an animal isn't all it's cracked up to be. Being an ''alien'', however, has a certain appeal.

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[[folder: Fan Works ]]

* Type 3 is Eve's reason for becoming a Succubus in ''FanFic/TheReturn'', she is more than happy with her new species and all the perks it comes with. Actually most Succubi seem happier with their new species after conversion no matter how (un)willingly they went through it...[[FridgeHorror don't stop to think about that though]].
* In ''Fanfic/MassEffectHumanRevolution'', Johnathan Scholar, CEO of a human BioAugmentation MegaCorp, believes that his fellow men are MasterOfNone:
-->"Take it from me, boy, there's no such thing as perfection. Your biotics are exceeded by the Asari, your reflexes are exceeded by the Fiera, and don't get me started on your strength, stamina, and resilience. The rest of the galaxy offers far, far better."

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[[folder: Film ]]

* Film/{{Avatar}}: Jake Sully was more than happy to completely abandon his crippled human body and permanently transfer his mind into his Avatar body.
* ''FrightNight''. "Evil Ed" is bitten and changed into a vampire. He apparently loves it, enthusiastically hunting down and attacking Peter Vincent.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* Bella from ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' certainly feels this way.
** So does Bree Tanner. Edward seems to as well, going off of his narration in ''Midnight Sun''.
* In Terry Pratchet's ''Literature/{{Discworld}} stories, the Librarian of Unseen University is an orangutan who used to be a human wizard. He's very happy with the practical advantages of his current form, like the ability to climb shelves without a ladder or the ability to intimidate people into returning borrowed books on time and undamaged.
* ''Literature/TheSagaOfDarrenShan'' Steve wants to be vampire, so he can be an asshole and kill people he doesn't like.
* Jody from {{Bloodsucking Fiends}} and sequels views vampirism this way

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* [[BigBad Brother Cavil]] from ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]'' provides us with page quote, as well as embodies this trope to a T. Interestingly, he himself is not a human, but a Cylon in the shape of a human. The page quote is all about how he hates his human body and how he wants to become a full on machine. His mother's response is that she's disappointed he never tried to follow up on his "perfect machine" idea, instead taking out his frustration with his form and his limitations on Humanity (and other humanoid Cylons).
* On ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' when [[spoiler: Anya]] changes from a demon into a human she complains about a number of abilities she lost in the switch. Probably her biggest concern is the simple fact that she is now doomed to die, whereas a demon can live forever so long as it doesn't get killed.
* ''Series/TrueBlood'': One girl was more then happy to find out she's a vampire now telling how her human life sucked.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** In the episode "The End", Dean is flung into an AfterTheEnd future where Hell has overrun the Earth. With the Heavenly armies departing the planet, Castiel the angel becomes human, and immensely depressed.
-->'''Castiel:''' I'm human.\\
'''Dean:''' Well, welcome to the club.\\
'''Castiel:''' Thank you. Except I used to belong to a much better club.
** Regular timeline Castiel in season 5 is also slowly losing all his angelic powers after his rebellion, until he's just a flesh and blood human after he burns himself out completely. He starts moaning to Bobby (who is a wheelchair-bound cripple at that point) how useless he feels, for which Bobby gives him an earful--at least Cas can still ''walk''.
* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode ''Deja Q'', god like alien Q is turned into a human and does virtually nothing but bitch about it.

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[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]]

* ComicStrip/{{Calvin|AndHobbes}} is known to espouse this on occasion. At one point he decides to live as a tiger, only to discover that A) Hobbes is either {{troll}}ing him or genuinely has no idea how wild tigers live, and B) that tigers are an endangered species.

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* ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' supplement ''Cthulhu Companion'', adventure "Paper Chase". A book lover named Douglas Kimball meets some ghouls, goes to live with them and eventually becomes one himself. He keeps his original personality (except for starting to eat human bodies) and he loves his new life. He doesn't need money, have to dress for dinner or meet people (living ones, anyway). He can spend all of his time reading.
* This is one of many attitudes a person might have about being enNobled outlined in TabletopGame/{{Nobilis}}.

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[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* Lord Selnikov takes surprisingly little time to reach this conclusion in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''. After having his War Stomper blown up under him, he finds himself 'resurrected' as a head in a bottle. [[MadDoctor Dr. Sun]] assures him that they'll build a new body for him if he'll answer some questions, and he seems to like the idea, commenting that "My original was no great shakes, after all." He was upset about being LegallyDead, but when he realizes it means that he's [[HenpeckedHusband automatically divorced from his wife]], he perks up even more. "Can I get a brass plate that says 'Reanimated Abomination of Science' bolted to my forehead?"
* [[BlackHelicopter Nick Zerhakker]] from ''SkinHorse'' eventually comes to this conclusion when he sees a HotScientist change clothes inside him: When human, he was a pathetic no-life who had never seen a girl up close.
** Not to mention the satellite connection. And the weapons. And the fact that he can fly.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* In ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'', Albedo is a Galvan who tried to make his own Omnitrix, but it synced to Ben's, meaning he can only use the alien forms Ben can use, and he ''has the same default form as well,'' becoming Ben's EvilTwin. Unlike the cosmic-type characters who [[InvertedTrope Descended From]] [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence A Higher Plane Of Existence]], Albedo's original body was that of a small, weak froglike alien, and he ''retains'' his Galvan intelligence when he's a human. Doesn't seem so bad to ''us,'' but the way he sees it, he's stuck as a giant alien with no way to be himself again.
--> '''Albedo''': I am stuck in this stinky, sweaty, noisy, hungry, hairy, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment smelly]] teenaged human body, constantly craving chili fries and scratching myself in places I suspect are inappropriate!

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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* British neurologist Oliver Sacks reports in ''The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat'': A man suffered brain damage from drug use and, as a collateral effect, gained a dog-like sense of smell for a few weeks. After the effects wore out, he says the world felt gray and flat and devoid of beauty.

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