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->''"If Lavinny's boy looked like his pa, [[EldritchAbomination he'd look like nothing you'd expect]]."''
-->-- '''Wizard Whateley''', ''Literature/TheDunwichHorror''.

The results of an InterspeciesRomance.

This is present in most [[MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness unrealistic]] fictional genres, including ScienceFiction (or, rather SpaceOpera), fantasy, horror, etc. In reality, many closely related Earth species share over 99% of their DNA, but cannot produce viable offspring. This makes it extremely unlikely that creatures of different planets would be able to interbreed, but then again, [[MarsNeedsWomen Mars does need women]].

In fictionland, human beings can conceive children with any intelligent species in existence. Demons, elves, aliens, vampires, you name it -- not only will a human [[BoldlyComing sleep with it]], they'll engender children. [[HumanMomNonhumanDad The mother is in a majority of cases the human]] with the non-human [[LineageComesFromTheFather father providing the powers.]] If they are not physically viable, rest assured there are scientists somewhere who will fiddle with DNA until a hybrid is created. They'll do it even if there's no reason to think the creature should have DNA in the first place. That's ''Earth's'' solution for storing your genome. It requires a lot of supporting stuff in the cells, and not even everything on Earth uses it. Thankfully, the RuleOfCool and RuleOfSexy let us mix it up with whatever the GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe's ancestors evolved to store ''their'' genomes in. Good thing there are NoBiochemicalBarriers! And if you can't find a scientist to do it for you, you're in luck. AWizardDidIt is just as handy a HandWave.

Rarely does either species [[MalignedMixedMarriage accept the mixed marriage]], much less said [[HalfBreedDiscrimination hybrid]], though. After all, WhatMeasureIsANonHuman -- and the hybrid's very existence is proof of a lack of SpeciesLoyalty.

If the hybrid is a positive character, it connects the audience with them, giving them familiar characteristics and a closer point-of-view into the otherwise alien culture, or else, an "outsider" character for protagonists to befriend... or at the very least, they'll have the power to fight one-half of their heritage, almost certainly if that [[{{Dhampyr}} one-half is vampire]].

Positive characters also tend to pick up [[HybridPower all the advantages and powers of their component races with no disadvantages or weaknesses]]. A half-vampire might pick up SuperStrength and VoluntaryShapeshifting [[OneHeroHoldTheWeaksauce without having a weakness to sunlight or a thirst for blood,]] for example, or a half-elf gets magic and an extended lifespan (funny, that). Being a Half-Human Hybrid is almost always a plus for protagonists, although the characters [[CursedWithAwesome usually don't think so]]. Frequently it's because of [[FreakinessShame self image issues]], possibly due to people getting freaked out at them [[HornedHumanoid having horns]] and hooves or the like. [[CuteMonsterGirl Females tend to be luckier in this regard]] than males, due to being seen as an exotic beauty.

If the hybrid is a negative character, this will make their inhumanity more personal. They might have suffered HalfBreedDiscrimination, representing what prejudice on both species's part can produce. For extra angst, the character's conception might have been [[ChildOfRape less-than-consensual]].

The concept as a whole, thanks to AWizardDidIt, tends to fly better in supernatural settings -- when it comes to, say, demons, who can say it ''wouldn't'' work that way? It's not like we can do a DNA test on the Prince of Darkness. [[ScienceMarchesOn Yet]]. For those who ''[[ShapeShifting turn into]]'' [[ShapeShifting hybrids]], see {{Animorphism}} and MixAndMatchCritter. If the character was already a different non-human species, or gets hybridized a second time, they become a HybridMonster.

Also see {{Catgirl}} and UnusualEars for examples of PettingZooPeople, cute animal girls that are usually treated as a separate race rather than actually having an animal somewhere in their ancestry. [[BeastMan Beast Folk]] are seldom so cuddly, what with the PointyEars, [[FangsAreEvil Fangs of Evil]] and claws.
In mythology and folklore, this is known as a "liminal being," like Merlin or centaurs.

See also InterspeciesRomance. A common result of a FantasticRomance. May lead to {{Uneven Hybrid}}s or {{Heinz Hybrid}}s, if the family tree does not end with them. An inter-species humanoid hybrid that averts the "half human" part is a NonhumanHumanoidHybrid. If the non-human parent is from an AlwaysChaoticEvil race, this trope may result from the human being RaisedByOrcs.
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* ''SilverDiamond'' has Chigusa: half-man, half-plant. Which apparently makes you damn near immortal. [[spoiler: Apparently, it's a family trait of the Senroh clan, earning them the title of Immortal Monsters.]]
* Seriously handled in ''BagiTheMonsterOfMightyNature'': Bagi is a human/cougar hybrid created in a lab (although she has pink fur). She's somewhat rare in being pretty much human behaviorally as well. She also has psychic powers of hypnosis. [[spoiler:Then without any explanation, at the end of the plot, she inexplicably loses her intelligence and ability to speak and even stops being bipedal.]]
* The Arume in ''BlueDrop'' regularly have offspring with earth women -- which takes some help from technology, since they are [[OneGenderRace all female themselves]].
* The series ''OtomeYoukaiZakuro'' is set during the Westernization of an alternate Japan, where humans and spirits (youkai) coexist. To solve the problems that arise between the two, human lieutenants are partnered with half-spirit girls to form the Ministry of Spirit Affairs.
* The manga and anime series ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' gives us Ichigo Kurosaki. His mother was human. His father is a retired Soul Reaper, meaning that he's a human/''ghost'' hybrid. Though not shown, his sisters may also be hybrids as well, if they could unlock their powers.
** [[spoiler:Then it's revealed, in Chapter 530, that their mother was a ''Hollowfied Quincy'', meaning that their family was never going to be truly normal to begin with.]]
** Ichigo himself provides a deconstruction. He's always identified himself as a Shinigami, even when his powers were much closer to those of a Vaizard. It certainly helped that the Gotei 13 restored his Shinigami reiatsu in the penultimate arc. However, when he gets a chance to train with [[PraetorianGuard Squad Zero]], ''the'' strongest living Shinigami out there, he ''fails to pass''. Instead, it's Renji, the perpetual Jobber, who passes. His trainer, Oetsu Nimaiya, explains that it's ''because'' Ichigo is not a full-fledged Shinigami that he couldn't pass. Not only can Ichigo not fix his EmpathicWeapon - he's ''kicked out of the Soul Society''. [[spoiler:Reconstructed once he learns of his heritage. Aware of his true nature and the source of his powers, he takes Oetsu's test again. He goes above and beyond Oetsu's expectations when the Asauchi don't even try to fight Ichigo and simply bow down to him en masse as he chooses his inner Hollow from among them.]]
* The manga version of ''ChronoCrusade'':
** It's implied that [[spoiler:Chrono and Aion, as well as possibly the other sinners]] are like this, since their mother was [[spoiler:a human woman turned into a demon when she was still pregnant with the twin boys]]. On top of that, there's a cryptic scene that implies that [[spoiler:Satella and her sister Florette]] are hybrids as ''well''. Aion claims that [[spoiler:he's a "distant relative" of their parents. This could just be speaking about his ''human'' heritage, but he also says later that Satella's father was "our senior" and had defected "like us"... implying he was a demon, as well]].
** There's [[spoiler:Remington]], who infused his body with demonic legion, making him about 40% demon.
* In TekkamanBlade, the Tekkaman are basically half Human, half Tekkaman. [[spoiler:They are not half Radam because Radam are actually a brain washing parasite.]]
* In the manga/anime ''{{Claymore}}'', the heroes are a sect of all female half-human, half-''youma'' who hunt full ''youma'', although [[spoiler:the main heroine Clare is actually only a quarter youma]]. A fallen Claymore warrior is called an "Awakened One" and is far ''more'' powerful than a pure-blooded ''youma''.\\
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A Claymore warrior is somewhat different from other hybrids in that they are born human and become half-''youma'' by [[spoiler:having ''youma'' flesh implanted into their body. Claire is a quarter ''youma'' because she requested to have a certain Claymore's flesh used instead]]. This turns out to be a critical plot point because [[spoiler:quarter-''youma'' are physically weaker but have a far greater degree of control over their abilities and are more likely to survive PowerIncontinence]].
* The Crow special agents in ''DGrayMan'' are half-human and half-akuma - they're akuma enough to set off [[CursedWithAwesome Allen's eye]], but human enough to not actually be seen with it. Exactly how they got that way has yet to be revealed, but Black Religious Order experimentation by their Chief is a big part of it.
* Gohan, Trunks, Goten and Bra from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' were half-Saiyans, an alien race. Apparently, humans and Saiyans are the same species, because they're capable of producing fertile offspring: Gohan has a quarter-Saiyan daughter named Pan, and Pan has at least one child and one grandson.\\
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Furthermore, in ''Dragon Ball Z'', Saiyans are capable of rapid gains in strength, and the ability to transform into special forms such as the Oozaru (giant ape) or the Super Saiyan (a golden haired warrior of incredible power), while humans take much longer to train up to the same power levels. However, while pureblooded Saiyans have thus far only ever achieved the level of Super Saiyan as adults, all of the male hybrids gained power extremely rapidly and attained the form as children, and Gohan was the first character ever to reach the level of Ascended Saiyan and by the end of the series was the most powerful (unfused) being in the universe by a long shot.\\
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Going even further, ''VideoGame/DragonBallOnline'' takes place far enough in the future that Saiyan DNA has pretty well proliferated all of humanity, giving everyone exceptional combat strength and the ability to go Super Saiyan.
* There's a strange version in ''ElfenLied''. All Diclonii, drones included, can infect humans with a virus that causes all future offspring to be Diclonii drones, incapable of reproducing sexually. These drones are also always female. However, there is one Diclonius, the queen, who can reproduce sexually, and if her mate were human, her offspring would probably be some kind of Half-Human Hybrid. There are a bunch of powerless male half-human Diclonii wandering around, probably a result of something of that nature happening up in the family tree.\\
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In the manga version, the male Diclonii are revealed to be [[spoiler:descended from a family of humans who merely have a weird skull defect.]]
* In the anime ''GallForce'', the Hybrid between the all-female Solonoids and the monstrous Paranoids turned out to be a human male. The ''[[AdamAndEvePlot first one]]'', at that.
* In a cyberpunk, non-DNA variant, the original ''GhostInTheShell'' movie ended with Kusanagi merging with the Puppet Master's formless entity to become something else entirely.
* ''Manga/InuYasha'':
** Inuyasha is half-dog-{{youkai}} and has a mixture of dog and human traits. He's human in appearance but has dog fangs, [[SupernaturalGoldEyes golden youkai eyes]] and claws. His sense of hearing and smell is very much sharper than a humans. However, he lacks his full-blooded youkai brother's strength and his senses are duller than his brother's as well. However, being the son of a [[UpToEleven dai]]youkai means he's much stronger than ordinary (and strong) youkai even if he's not a physical match for his daiyoukai brother. He's also inherited some magical abilities from his father's side. However, along with this, he has one night a month when he's forced to [[BroughtDownToNormal transform into a human]] and if his life is in grave danger, a SuperPoweredEvilSide takes over where his youkai blood takes dominance over his mind and body, although even in that state he doesn't transform into a [[CanisMajor dog]] the way a full-blooded dog youkai can.
** Jinenji is also half-youkai, half-human, but the species of his youkai parent is unknown. Unlike Inuyasha, his appearance is much uglier and more beastial. However, he's inherited healing powers from his youkai side and is incredibly gentle: a sharp contrast to Inuyasha who, while much prettier to look at, is much more aggressive and violent in personality. Along with his healing abilities, Jinenji has also inherited phenomenal physical strength, but he almost never uses it due to being a pacifist.
** Shiori is the daughter of a human woman and a bat-youkai. Like Inuyasha's father's species, Shiori's father's species can transform between a human form and an animal form (a monstrously sized humanoid bat-creature). Aside from her white hair, violet eyes and very dark skin, Shiori looks almost human. She has inherited her father's barrier-generating abilities, however, a power she freely gives up to Inuyasha's sword after he saves her life from her own (youkai) grandfather.
* In the manga of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' it is revealed that Setsuna is half-tengu, a variety of humanoid crow {{Youkai}}. This is hinted at in the last episode of the anime, but never said outright.
** The manga also features Kotaro Inugami, a boy who is half-Dog Demon/Youkai.
** [[spoiler:Mana]] is later revealed to be [[OurDemonsAreDifferent half-demon]].
* In ''[[VisualNovel/{{Demonbane}} Kishin Houkou Demonbane]]'' the BigBad is revealed to be the offspring of [[spoiler:Nero and Yog-Sothoth]]. It's never explained how this happened, which, for the sake of our sanity, is probably for the better... and [[spoiler:he ''burst'' out of Nero's body, fully grown. And that his birth happened several episodes after he was killed.]]
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
** Kaworu Nagisa is strongly implied to be [[spoiler: a result of an experiment where an unidentified human donor's DNA "dove" into Adam. (The technobabble almost sounds like a euphemism for insemination.)]] Whether he is actually a [[spoiler: half-Angel/half-Lilin hybrid who for some reason looks human, or a straight-up clone of the genetic donor,]] is unknown.
** Rei Ayanami has [[spoiler: a connection to Lilith]], as well, but printed sources only say that [[spoiler:she is a clone of Yui and contains Lilith's soul]]. It is heavily implied in her case that [[spoiler: her Angel donor was Lilith, and her human donor was Yui.]] In ''Rebuild'', Kaworu addresses either [[spoiler: a sample of Adam or Director Ikari himself as "Father," remaining deliberately vague.]]
* In ''Anime/PleaseTeacher'', the female protagonist, along with her sister, are half-alien, half-human.
* Both Averted & Justified in OsamuTezuka's ''{{Phoenix}}'' series, where there is only one species capable of breeding with others, the Moopies, who are able to do this due to VoluntaryShapeshifting (which is a completely different scientific impossibility, but what the hey).
* [[spoiler:Rue]] from ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' has been raised on [[spoiler:the Raven's blood]], and it's implied that it's made her a sort of hybrid.
* An arc exclusive to the ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' manga the Musk Dynasty, men who are half various animals. This was only possible because their ancestors used the cursed springs to turn animals into women, but they somehow [[SuperPowerfulGenetics inherited incredibly useful traits]] of their mothers' true forms (such as an acute sense of smell, superhuman strength, and, in the half-dragon's case, flight.)
* In the manga/anime ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'', humans and demons may interbreed, but the offspring, known as "children of taboo", are discovered to be infertile.
* ''SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' is certainly full of these, usually Zentraedi/Human hybrids. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that the entire premise of the show is that Zentraedi and humans are two genetically modified offshoots of the same species.
** The original was baby Komillia ("little Millia", after one of her mother's [[SpellMyNameWithAnS various romanized name spellings]]).
** In ''Macross 7'', we meet Mylene, the series's GenkiGirl, who is naturally also a hybrid (Komillia's little sister, at that). In fact, when they discover an ancient ([[RagnarokProofing yet remarkably still functional]]) ruin, it's Mylene's hybrid nature that unlocks the final chamber, allowing the ruin's computer to see that the different races had stopped fighting and had children together.
** In TheMovie to the same series, we meet Mylene's ''other'' older sister Emillia, though their relation is only confirmed by a few seconds of dialogue.
** Official material has confirmed that there are actually four MORE sisters never seen in the series. Max and Miriya apparently REALLY hit it off.
** By ''MacrossFrontier'', we have at least one character who is ''quarter'' Zentran, as enough time has passed for grandchildren of the original Zentraedi defectors to begin to reach maturity, and there are mixed-heritage folks running around all over the place.
** Averted, however, by the Zolans. Despite the Protoculture also messing with their evolution in the distant past and looking very much like humans as a result, they are evolved from marsupials and their reproductive system is incompatible with humans and Zentraedi (which is the subject of some tension in an InterspeciesRomance radio drama in-universe). Whether they are ''still'' marsupials is rather unclear: the only unclothed female we see does not have an obvious pouch, and had not entered puberty yet anyway.
** Finally, the character of Ranka Lee (quarter-Zentran) is also revealed [[spoiler:to have psychic Vajra bacteria in her digestive tract. This is what allows her to communicate with the Vajra, and causes them to see her as one of their own. Notably, other humans/Zentraedi have been infected with this bacteria, but Ranka is the only person to have ever achieved symbiosis with it, apparently due to contracting it ''in utero''; everyone else was killed.]]
* ''{{Shuffle}}'' involves two extra humanoid races, the Gods and Demons... and hybrids will happen.
** [[spoiler:Asa Shigure]] looks fully human and lets everyone think so, but we eventually find out she's half Demon. Her mother was [[spoiler:the first test subject of Project Yggdrasil]].
** Mayumi is also a half-Demon. She doesn't hide her parentage, but could if she wanted to.
** And then there's Sia... kind of. Her father is a God and her mother a Demon, but apparently race works like gender in the divine realms -- the child turns out either one or the other, not a mix of the two. Thus, while she ''is'' a hybrid, Sia is still all God biologically.
* Everyone except the hero in ''{{Utawarerumono}}'' has a varying combination of wings, long furry ears, and tails. It is revealed in the end that [[spoiler:they're all descendants of genetically engineered research experiments who escaped shortly before [[AllThereInTheManual the end of mankind]]. Despite having only minimal animal features, they were on the level of lab rats and dissected for research.]]
* In ''VoltesV'', [[spoiler: the Go/[[CulturalTranslation Armstrong]] brothers]] are revealed to be half-Boazanian.
* ''{{Slayers}}'' has Zelgadis, an artificial example of this trope. He was born pure human, but was merged with a Blow Demon (a kind of Astral Goblin) and a stone {{Golem}} through the magic of Rezo, the Red Priest. This gives him pointed ears, blue skin, purple/lavender hair, patches of pebble-like "growths" all over his body, and either skin or flesh of solid rock.
* ''DragonHalf'' has the heroine Mink, whose mother was a dragon and whose father was a (human) dragon hunter. And Princess Vina whose father was a king, and whose mother was a slime (similar to those in DragonQuest).
* ''[[JungleWaItsumoHaleNochiGuu Guu]]'' is a half human, half HumanoidAbomination. She's a mix between Merlin and Loki (but maybe that's just with Haré). To everyone else, she's just a CreepyChild, and they don't seem to mind. They just think she's a little odd, but nothing to worry about.
* Being a ''[[DungeonsAndDragons D&D]]'' {{expy}}, ''RecordOfLodossWar'' has a few of these, the most traditional of these being Leaf, the Shaman from the Chronicles of the Heroic Knight TV series. Being Half Human and Half Elven, she is correctly referred to as a Half-Elf.
* The heroine Chisaya from ''OnikirisamaNoHakoirimusume'' is half-human and half-yokai, with a giant {{Kitsune}} as a mother.
* This seems to happen a lot in ''OnePiece''. There are several variations between common species, including but not limited to; Humans, [[FishPeople Mermen, Fishmen,]] and Giants. And since One Piece usually adheres to the RuleOfCool most hybrids get strengths of both parents' species with few, if any, of the relative weaknesses.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has the Beastmen, a race of Hybrids that serve as the antagonists for the 1st Season.
* In ''NagasareteAirantou'', we have [[WhoIsThisGuyAgain Michiru]]. Her father is human while her mother is a [[{{Youkai}} Yuki-onna]].
* Rin from ''Manga/BlueExorcist''. [[spoiler:It is a little played with though: although Rin gets the usual treatment hybrids get in fiction, it is later revealed that it isn't exactly because he is a half-blood -- apparently, a lot of exorcists have mixed heritage -- but because he is a son of [[BigBad Satan]] himself.]]
* Nao from ''Manga/BloodyCross'' is half human, half angel.
* According to ''PokemonSpecial'', Mewtwo was partially augmented with human DNA.
* In ''SaintBeast'', brothers Kira and Maya are half-angel (their father) and half-human (their mother) and suffer FantasticRacism as a result.
* This is briefly discussed in ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' with regards to the biological compatibility of Renton (human) and Eureka (Coralian). After a few medical tests, there was said to be no problem.
* In ''Anime/EurekaSevenAO'', the protagonist Ao is a half human and half Coralian hybrid. Later on it's revealed [[spoiler: [[ThereIsAnother he may not be the only one...]] though the truth is still pretty ambiguous.]]
** [[spoiler: He ''is'' the only one. Midway through the series, Ao and the audience found out that his parents, Eureka and Renton (come on, it was obvious) had a girl before they had him. Sadly, the final episode reveals that she died at birth due to high trapar exposure reacting badly with hybrids.]]
* In ''WickedCity'', [[spoiler:the human Renzaburou and the demon Makie not only become a BattleCouple, but conceive a child. This is actually a part of a BatmanGambit by their boss Giuseppe: theirs is the ''first'' half-human, half-demon kid, and his/her existence will be the living proof that humans and demons can live in peace.]]
* In ''DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries'', this is blatantly stated by Bradley to Dante. This is highly uncommon because demons tend to enjoy tormenting and killing humans. However, Dante's father was a demon who [[RebelLeader rebelled against the demon emperor]] and sided with humans. Afterwards, he ruled the human world and had two twin sons, Dante and Vergil, before disappearing.
* In ''{{Sekirei}}'', it is revealed that [[spoiler: Minato and the other Ashikabi are essentially this because their ancestors were Sekirei that mated with humans in ancient times. Their alien heritage is expressed to a degree that they've been described as something other than human, but lack a Sekirei's core or powers.]]
* The LightNovel ''LightNovel/{{Vamp}}!'' features a [[{{Dhampyr}} half-vampire]], Watt, who is impervious to sunlight but is said to never be able to reach the same level of power as regular vampires.
* In ''Anime/BlueCometSPTLayzner'', Eiji and Julia are the children of a Japanese astronaut and a Gradosian woman.
* In ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'', Tiffania had a human father and an elf mother. Other than inheriting the PowerOfTheVoid and GagBoobs from her father's bloodline (both of these traits are unusual in an elf), she looks just like any other elf.
* Ai, the protagonist of ''LightNovel/KamisamaNoInaiNichiyoubi'', is half-human, half-gravekeeper (humanoid beings who can grant true death to people). Unlike other gravekeepers, she has emotions and can't sense the presence of [[TheUndead the deceased]], but she can still bury them just as well.
* Yuu Mishouzaki's [[Manga/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda manga]] was created back when we knew very little about Hyrule or Zelda lore. As such the concept of Hyrulians wasn't really a thing so the manga had them as "elves". The elves are [[FantasticRacism discriminated against]] but the Queen had a romance with an elf. Link is the child born from said romance.
* Imagine OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Aoi Mitsukuni's surprise when he learns he's not only a half-human hybrid, his mother is none other than the infamous ''SpacePirateMito''! Which would be a problem just because of her species' [[BizarreAlienBiology really odd form of puberty]] even if it weren't for the whole HiddenBackupPrince of the entire Galaxy thing.
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* ''[[Comicbook/AvengersTheInitiative Avengers: The Initiative]]'' has Trauma, the son of [[spoiler: the demon lord Nightmare]] and a human woman.
* ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'':
** One of the three Diggers sisters, Brianna Diggers, is a half-werecheetah half-human. Any questions on how that could happen genetically are neatly bypassed by her being the combination of her two other sisters via a combination of a magic curse and [[MadScientist mad science]] (the werecheetah and human siblings being sisters in the first place by the simpler mechanism of adoption).
** Also the aforementioned Werecheetah sister marrying a feline humanoid alien and having a child. How did that work out?
** It was revealed that the Diggers sisters' father is also a hybrid -- his father was human, but his mother was a living alien (albeit of Terran origin) supercomputer with a humanoid body. Ah, love... Anyway, while the Diggers sisters' ''mother'' is unquestionably human, she ''is'' from another planet and ''her'' parents are also from two completely different cultures. One might theorize a strong genetic resistance against inbreeding...
** [[spoiler:In addition said feline humanoid (Kryn) is actually another type of humanoid entirely (Gaoblin) that ages ago killed off and replaced four separate races (Kryn, Elves, Trolls and Atlanteans) as a way of hiding from the universe who wanted them dead for their service to the Dynasty. AND he's been bonded with several highly powerful artifacts. So he's an alien with an outer shell of DNA from another race and who knows what else affecting his gene pool. The world's resident gene-expert says that the husband's DNA is probably the most complex he's ever seen.]]
* ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} is half-human, the result of a union between the witch Sarah Hughes and a demon prince.
* Jack of Hearts, a MarvelComics superhero, was half-human, half-Contraxian (his powers had little or nothing to do with that, it was a FreakLabAccident).
* ComicBook/{{Raven}} of the Teen Titans is half-demon in both the [[Comicbook/TeenTitans comics]] and the [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans cartoon]]. Many other Titans are half-human/half-non-human as well.
* ''CaptainMarVell'':
** Phyla and Genis]] are the children of a Kree father and an Eternal mother, the Eternals being an offshoot of humanity.
** Mar-Vell's ''other'' kid, [[spoiler:Hulkling of the YoungAvengers]], is his son by a Skrull princess. As one can imagine, the news of this has not gone over well with the Kree.[[labelnote:*]]The Kree most likely wanted to kill him (the Kree have been known to put people on death row just for sleeping with a Skrull); the Skrulls on the other hand [[spoiler: see him as TheMessiah]].[[/labelnote]] Also, Captain Marvel never met any of his children: [[spoiler:Hulkling]] was kept by the Skrulls, and Genis and Phyla were created using his DNA after his death.
* In TheDCU Northwind, a member of ''InfinityInc'', was half-human, half-Feitheran (the Feitherans being a hidden race of [[PettingZooPeople bird people]]).
* The WildCATS are mainly half-Kherubim, an immortal super-powered alien race. It's not until many years after they were created that this was {{justified|Trope}} by having Earth be a planet {{terraform}}ed by the Kherubim [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale billions of years ago]] for their own needs, basing our DNA on theirs.
* In ''{{Preacher}}'', Genesis is the offspring of an angel and a demon.
* Many ''{{Superman}}'' stories show a future child with Lois Lane, up to and including a human/Kryptonian Superman Dynasty lasting [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale tens of thousands of years]]. However, many post-Crisis stories portrayed a human/kryptonian hybrid as impossible. The existence of Superboy proves that at least [[CloningBlues artificially created]] hybrids are definitely possible, although the various [[CloneDegradation health problems]] he's had over the years show that hybrids aren't the most stable.
* ''{{Elfquest}}'':
** Rosie from ''Elfquest: The Rebels'' is an artificially-generated blend of human and preserver.
** The official ''ElfQuest'' AU story 'King's Cross' has a human/elf hybrid, and HUGE helpings of magic are involved. Normally, a human/elf hybrid in the ElfQuest verse is impossible. (Wolves have four more pairs of chromosomes then humans. Pure-blooded elves can intermarry with the wolf-blooded Wolfriders. Ergo, no human interbreeding.) The hybrid in question does wind up being a little more elf then human, though.
* Tigra of ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' is a human woman turned half-tiger thanks to magic. And ''then'' she... [[spoiler: went and got knocked up by a Skrull pretending to be Henry Pym. Which I suppose makes her child half-Skrull, one-quarter human and one-quarter magic tiger.]] The disguise was so good that the [[spoiler:Skrull imposter only gave Hank Pym's DNA, so the child is three-quarters human, one-quarter magic tiger.]]
* The hero and his half-brother in ''ComicBook/{{Invincible}}'' are both Viltrumite hybrids. Mark is human on his mother's side while Oliver is part ''sapient alien insect'' on his mother's side. Since Viltrumite reproductive DNA is just as aggressive and ruthless as the race, a Viltrumite hybrid usually turns out to be all but identical to a full blooded one. Mark is indistinguishable from other Viltrumites, and Oliver, despite being part ''sapient alien insect'', only has purple skin and very fast physical maturation to distinguish him.
* Parodied in ''ScottPilgrim'', where Roxanne is described as being "half-ninja."
* Prior to the DC reboot, Cassie Sandsmark a.k.a. WonderGirl was the half-human half-Olympian daughter of Zeus. After the DC reboot, [[spoiler:this applies to WonderWoman herself.]]
* In ''ComicBook/ClanDestine'', the Destines are the children of the genie Elalyth and Adam of Destine, a human who was granted immortality and invulnerability by said genie after [[RescueRomance he rescued her and they fell in love]]. The kids are all incredibly long-lived, but not immortal, and have superpowers of varying degrees of usefulness.
* ''RomSpaceKnight'': Jimmy Marks a.k.a. Hybrid, the son of a human woman and a Dire Wraith. He appeared in ''Avengers Academy''. Don't worry, he's not as bad as a typical member of his father's race. [[spoiler:He's worse.]]
* Yet another Marvel example is Prince Namor, the SubMariner, a human/[[FishPeople Atlantean]] [[HalfHumanHybrid hybrid]] with a touch of {{mutant}} thrown for good measure.
* ''{{Fables}}'': Bigby thinks of himself as a wolf, but he actually had a wolf for a mother and the North Wind for the father. Meanwhile, Snow White is a human-style Fable who has six [[ItMakesSenseinContext (seven, really)]] kids with Bigby.
* It is revealed in ''ComicBook/{{X-Factor}}'' that, as has been widely-speculated for years, [[spoiler: Shatterstar really is the biological son of Dazzler and Longshot. However, in a twisted StableTimeLoop scenario, Longshot in turn was [[ArtificialHuman created]] using genes taken from Shatterstar when he got [[TimeTravel blasted into the past]], thus in a sense [[MyOwnGrampa making him his own father's "father"]]]].
* From ''ComicBook/{{The Sandman}}'': Desire is revealed to be the grandfather of recurring character Rose Walker, having fathered her mother while her grandmother was in a coma. So more of a case of 3/4 human hybrid. Rose, her mother and younger brother don't seem to have any explicit powers from their supernatural heritage other than looking young for their ages and being considered a bit more attractive than the average person. Interestingly, the titular character isn't shown to have any half-human offspring, but given Desire's penchant for making him fall in love it wouldn't be surprising.
** He has a son, Orpheus, but he is not half-human, since his mother was the Muse Calliope. Though curiously he still was a mortal until his tragic fate [[AndIMustScream led to an unfortunate outcome]].
* Peter Quill/Star-Lord of the Comics/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy is half-human (mother) and half-Spartoi (father). He is physically indistinguishable from regular humans; his only powers come from cybernetic enhancements.
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* In the ''Fanfic/TaleofSolaron'' the rogue Blake is revealed to be the offspring of a human and a halfling, though he only looks like a short human.
* In the second Interlude of [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8467467/1/Uplifted-Intervention Uplifted: Intervention]], which is part of the {{Fanfic/Uplifted}} series, Tali's mother casually mentions that the company Daedalus Industries has successfully hybridized Human/Quarian DNA using Asari genetics as a baseline. Of course she mentions it while a young Shepard and Tali are sitting at the table together... Justified in universe by the fact that Humans and Quarians have been part of the same government since 1943 in the Uplifted verse.
* All Yuki/Kyon {{fanfic}}s in the ''SuzumiyaHaruhi'' fandom inevitably, in their far and unwritten future, lead to this. There are also the [[CrackPairing Kyon/Ryoko]] ones.
* The MegaCrossover ''FanFic/HalloweenWorld'' and various side stories thereof are awash with Half-Human Hybrids of one sort or another, some of them distinctly unlikely, plus numerous half-anything-but-human hybrids and outright {{Heinz Hybrid}}s. Justified in that magic in this verse has a tendency to get out of hand and a few people rather foolishly cast love/lust/fertilty spells that got ''really'' out of control.
* {{Mary Sue}}s. Amusingly, they can be [[TooManyHalves "half" more than two species]]. For example, they will be "half" human, "half" X, and "half" Y all at once. The best example my be ''[[TropeNamer the]]'' MarySue from ATrekkiesTale.
* [[FanDumb Even though it's been established that Irken are born from test tubes and have no concept of human affection]], this trope is agonizingly common in ''InvaderZim'' fanfiction. BrainBleach, please.
* In ''Divine Blood'' the Demons and Gods actively modified their DNA so as to be more human and allow them to infiltrate and manipulate humanity against each other. This led to them not only being genetically compatible with humans, but also with each other.
* Averted in ''FanFic/ChocoboNights'': the baby Tifa gives bears is apparently a purebred chocobo. Its only mammal characteristic is that it attempts to suckle. Yeah, it's that kind of fic.
* Deconstructed in ''FanFic/{{Morphic}}'', a Pokémon fanfic about this sort of thing.
* In ''FanFic/TheTaintedGrimoire'', there is the Feol Viera who are half-Hume and half-Viera. [[spoiler: Kanin]] is one of them.
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8057609/1/PurpleGreen_Clouds PurpleGreen Clouds]]'' has David Karofsky from {{Glee}} as a half-human, half-alien of the Grey variety.
* Several varieties crop up in ''FanFic/TheGreatSlaveKing'', including half-diamond dogs, half-griffons, half-phoenixes, and half-dragons.
* The ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'' has Fluttercruel, Discord's {{Child By|Rape}} MindRape with Fluttershy. Fluttercruel is SharingABody with Fluttershy, so their ''body'' is pure pony, but [[HellishPupils some of]] [[CuteLittleFangs Fluttercruel's traits]] imply that at least spiritually, she's half draconequus. [[BadFuture Dark World]] further implies this by showing she [[spoiler:has the potential to inherit Discord's ability to BodySurf if killed by a non-Draconequus and ultimately [[OneWingedAngel becomes a Draconequus.]]]]
** [[GeneralRipper General-Admiral Makarov]], the BigBad of the Shining Armor Arc, is a Deer/Unicorn hybrid. Justified by the fact he was created by a SuperSoldier project explicitly intended to make this. It's also partly because he's a ParodySue. [[spoiler:Subverted in that he's actually an [[HumanoidAbomination Equineoid Abomination]] called the Shadow of Chernobull who merely [[ShapeShifterDefaultForm took that form]] to [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor grant the Hooviets desires for the project to succeed.]]]]
* In the MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fic "Fanfic/FluttershyIsFree," [[spoiler:Fluttershy]] turns out to [[spoiler:have been sired by a [[EmotionEater Changeling]].]] Her external anatomy is Pegasus, but [[spoiler:some of her neural wiring is Changeling: she has TheEmpath and EmotionEater Changeling powers, but cannot [[ShapeShifting shapeshift]].]] It is also implied that some of her [[spoiler:ShrinkingViolet tendencies]] come from [[spoiler:the natural Changeling preference to hide from rather than confront danger]].
* Speaking of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', "Satyrs" have become somewhat popular on 4Chan's /mlp/ board and sites like Derpibooru. Essentially they are the theoretical offspring of Anonymous and one of the ponies, with the entire Mane 6 having {{Fanon}} satyr children all with generally agreed-upon appearances and personalities. Even a number of minor characters like Gilda and Chrysalis have been done as well, and even [[https://derpibooru.org/539034 one of the Diamond Dogs]][[note]]Anonymous is a sick, sick person[[/note]].
* Spin-offs of the [[MemeticMutation rather infamous]] ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' fanfic ''Love Can Bloom'' has Lofn [[note]][[MeaningfulName named after]] the [[NorseMythology Norse]] goddess of forbidden love[[/note]], the daughter of [[ColdSniper Vindicare Assassin LIIVI]] and [[OurElvesAreBetter Eldar Farseer Taldeer]]. The lil' cutie is presumed to be still wandering the galaxy, looking for her daddy, with a tame [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Tyranid]] Ripper as a companion.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' story ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6844942/1/Knocked-Up Knocked Up]]'' has Megamind and Roxanne's daughter, Emma. Since her father's genes are stronger, she looks more alien than human.
* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9062775/1/The-Lost-Child The Lost Child]]'' Ahsoka and Lux end up having twins, both of whom are half-Human, half-Togruta.
* The ''Film/StarTrek'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9795158/1/Written-in-the-Stars Written in the Stars]]'' has a ''Three-Quarter'' Human Hybrid Amanda Georgiana Kirk, born of HalfHumanHybrid Spock and full Human Fem!Kirk.
* ''Manga/SoulEater'' fanfic uses this trope to explain how Death the Kid appears human while his father does not, and gives him a human mother. The anime never fully explained what the shinigami were, whereas the manga [[spoiler: jossed the 'half-human' theory by revealing Kid is a Humanoid Abomination with a {{Truly Single Parent}}.]]
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* Barf the Mawg from ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', played by John Candy. "I'm a Mawg. Half man, half dog. I'm my own best friend!" Even worse, the gangster Pizza the Hutt is described as ''half-man, half pizza''. So ''that's'' how those PizzaBoySpecialDelivery scenes really end...
* Partially {{justified|Trope}} in ''Film/{{Species}}''. [[spoiler:While alien/human hybrids are created through HandWaving, the ''three-quarters human'' children of TheVirus infected astronaut in ''Film/SpeciesII'' who are sickly and (apparently) sterile]].
* In Roger Avary's film adaptation of ''Film/{{Beowulf}}'', Grendel is a HalfHumanHybrid. He may be sterile (given his apparent lack of reproductive organs), and though it may just be because he's a monster he gives a good impression of being sickly. He's hideously deformed, has what appears to be a nasty skin condition, and is sometimes heard whimpering as if in pain (though that's probably just because loud noises irritate his [[AchillesHeel super-sensitive ear]]). The dragon at the end of the film is also a HalfHumanHybrid, [[spoiler:born of a mating between Beowulf and Grendel's mother]]. This is also very much unlike [[Literature/{{Beowulf}} the original poem]], where no human ancestry was suggested for Grendel except that he was a distant descendant of Cain.
* In Sturla Gunnarsson's ''Beowulf & Grendel'' (2005), Grendel is referred to as a [[AllTrollsAreDifferent troll]] but his mother is some sort of sea creature. [[spoiler: His son with Selma is this trope played straight.]]
* B-movie ''Arachnid'' has a gigantic alien spider giving birth to all kinds of other huge bugs. Sometimes it is required to lay the eggs inside a human. We never get any clue exactly what, if anything, it was mating with.
* ''Film/AlienResurrection'' has a half-human, half-Alien {{squick}}fest born, appropriately enough, via a bizarre halfway-house between Facehugger egg-hatching and human pregnancy.
* In ''Film/{{Splice}}'', two married scientists pioneer a new technology to 'plug and play' any number of different animal's DNA together to produce new unique organisms. They decide to take the next step and insert human DNA into the mix. That worked out about as well as you would expect.
* In ''Film/{{Dreamscape}}'', Alex is trying to help a young boy whose nightmares take the shape of a half-man/half-snake creature. One of the villains also later assumes this form while in the dream world.
* ''Film/DistrictNine'': After he is brought in to [=MNU=], a scientist states that [[spoiler:Wikus]]'s DNA is in perfect balance between human and alien. It's only for a very short amount of time though, because the alien DNA is quickly taking over the human.
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* An early modern version is [[spoiler: the boy Jervase Cradock, who is part FairFolk]] in ''The Three Imposters'' by Creator/ArthurMachen.
* Averted in Creator/PoulAnderson's short story, ''Literature/TheHighCrusade,''which includes an instance of the humans finding one or more [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe green-haired, feathery-antennae'd space babes]]. In the words of the narrator, "Nor was there any possibility of issue between [the Space Babe's] species and our own." Nevertheless, he indicates that the complications didn't stand in the way of InterspeciesRomance... though being a priest, he does worry that "the prohibitions of Leviticus might apply," i.e. that it counts as the sin of coupling with beasts.
* PiersAnthony's Literature/{{Xanth}} series, filled with InterspeciesRomance (including much LovePotion-induced "[[UnfortunateImplications romance]]") as it is, has a number of {{Half Human Hybrid}}s; such hybrids are ''always'' fertile, and in some cases entire new races are created this way. It can be taken to ridiculous extents, such as a character who is 1/2 brassy 1/4 human 1/8 ogre and 1/8 nymph.\\
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In cases where the two species involved are otherwise physically... ''incompatible'', love springs have an inherent magic that overrules the laws of biology, allowing for even more bizarre blendings. When the two species are simply too different to coexist in a single form, they become were-creatures, able to transform from the one species to the other.
* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', HalfHumanHybrids are generally treated with a lot of prejudice from much of the wizarding world.
** Hagrid had a human father and a giant mother. Madame Maxime is also at least part-giant, but trying to pass as "pure human."
** Fleur Delacour is a quarter Veela.
** Marcus Flint is often speculated to have troll-blood in him, though that might just be an insult and not meant to be taken seriously.
** Professor Flitwick is "human with a dash of goblin," according to WordOfGod. Though that's more like "remote goblin ancestor."
* Shadow from ''Literature/AmericanGods'' [[spoiler:was the son of Odin and a mortal woman.]] Similarly, Charlie and Spider from ''Literature/AnansiBoys'' are the sons of the spider god Anansi and a mortal mother.
* [[spoiler:Tobias]] from ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''. His parents are [[spoiler:Elfangor, the Andalite prince who gave him and the other Animorphs their abilities, and his human companion, Loren. Tobias's birth was possible due to Elfangor's own shapeshifting abilities -- he lived as a human until the Ellimist takes him away to become the hero he was meant to be.]] While this would seem to make him all human, in the book ''The Illusion'', he is able to have a vision of his father, an utzum, which occurs to comfort an Andalite warrior on the verge of death. This could be explained as a side effect of having acquired Andalite DNA from [[spoiler:his uncle, Aximili,]] previous to his near-death experience.
* MarionZimmerBradley's ''[[Literature/{{Darkover}} The World Wreckers]]'' includes a romance and eventually a child between a human and an alien chieri (one of a race of [[OurElvesAreBetter space elves]]). It's explicit in a number of the books that the Chieri and humans have been interbreeding infrequently for a long time now. In fact, it was the breeding program that created powerful psychics as well as leaving the nobility inbred with a number of "lethal recessives" was brought about to strengthen the psychic gifts inherited from the Chieri. Also, a number of Chieri features show up now and then in the noble families, particularly the ruling Hastur, including abnormally long life, tall slim builds, six fingered hands, and low fertility rates, even compared to the already low norm.
* In Creator/PatriciaBriggs's ''Hurog'' novels, half the cast have a dragon ancestor several generations back. ([[spoiler:Dragons can assume human form.]])
* Literature/JohnCarterOfMars, the hero of Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs's ''A Princess of Mars'' and subsequent books, had two children with Dejah Thoris, a red Martian princess. Martians lay eggs. Go figure. Then again, John Carter may not be human; he says he is very old and can recall no childhood. There is no mention of the other human/Martian couple in the series (Ulysses Paxton/Valla Dia) having children. The whole thing's made even stranger because it's strongly implied the various Barsoomian HumanAliens can't even fully interbreed with ''each other''; In ''The Gods Of Mars'' the White Martians try to expand their gene pool with outbreeding, and get a bunch of pitiful monstrosities that are kept hidden away.
* Averted in Creator/CJCherryh's ''Brothers of Earth''. A human man is isolated amongst humanoid aliens, but finds a place with them and gets married. Nobody expects the marriage to produce children and it is agreed that he and his wife will try for children for a year and after that the head of the household will step in.
* In DavidEddings's ''The Dreamers'' series, That-Called-the-Vlagh (or just The Vlagh) is a giant female insect who creates thousands and thousands of eggs, and whenever she sees a characteristic she likes, she mixes and matches animals with the characteristics she likes... creating the craziest creatures ever. But very, very, deadly.
* Damsel of Austin Grossman's ''Literature/SoonIWillBeInvincible'' is not the actual child, but the genetic combination of her father's DNA and that of the GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe he fell in love with. This is actually addressed with Damsel confessing that the combination isn't stable and she is constantly sick because of it.
* Saaski, the protagonist of the Newbery Medal-winning novel ''Literature/TheMoorchild'' is born among the Folk, which are the traditional Northern European idea of fairies (i.e., pagan spirits of nature fond of music and games, and completely amoral as long as something looks to be fun). However, she is actually the hybrid child of a Folk woman and a human man who wandered into their domain. As she's unable to exercise all the powers of the Folk, and seen as a danger to them, the Prince declares she must be sent out among the humans as a changeling child. Naturally, she doesn't fit in there either, as the humans fear and hate her, and she retains a terror of everyday features of human life like crosses, yellow flowers, salt, and iron (particularly unfortunate as her "adoptive" father is a blacksmith).
* In Creator/WilliamHopeHodgson's ''Literature/TheNightLand'', the Giants are an extremely unpleasant example, "fathered of bestial humans and mothered of monsters." While generally humanoid in form, they're hideous, squat, furry, warty, and ''bigger than elephants''.
* In ''Literature/TheThreeWorldsCycle'' books by Ian Irvine there are four humanoid species: Charon, Faellem, Aachim and old human. Those with ancestry from two of the above are blendings, three makes a triune and four makes a tetrach. This may be slightly played with as the books state that many hybrids are sterile, have a short lifespan and various mental and physical problems, these worsening the more "mixed" the blood is.\\
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Also, at least some of these human species are directly derived from others. While it's likely there'd been enough genetic drift to make separate species, it's possible that at least a couple of these races are in fact from the same species. There are other non-human species in the series, but no-one's particularly keen to mate with them to see what happens.
* Creator/DianaWynneJones has played with this several times.
** Justified in ''Literature/DarkLordOfDerkholm'' in which Derk is a magician specialising in genetics and creates griffin children using his and his wife's DNA as well as cat and eagle DNA. However, it is implied that Derk's griffin children will have no problem having children with the "real" griffins that turn up in the second book (well... their Dad can help them out).
** In ''Literature/DeepSecret'' a couple of [[spoiler:centaur]] characters have human fathers. It's pointed out that it has to be that way round because a hybrid foetus would be too big for a human woman to carry.
** In ''Literature/HouseOfManyWays'', the insectoid lubbocks reproduce by laying eggs in humans. If the victim is male and doesn't have the eggs surgically removed, he will die, and the resulting offspring is another lubbock. If the victim is female, the victim will usually die in childbirth, and the resulting offspring will be a lubbockin (a HalfHumanHybrid that can interbreed with humans).
** The mysterious gualdians of ''Literature/ASuddenWildMagic''. It's not very clear ''how'' they're not human, but they consider humans to be a different species and prefer not to interbreed, although it's definitely possible and humans often consider it desirable (to the extent of having very nasty plans for a captured gualdian).
* Showed up fairly often in the works of Creator/HPLovecraft: The inhabitants of the eponymous town in "Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth" come to mind in particular, but there were also "Literature/TheDunwichHorror" and the Jermyn family in "Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family". There's a bit of {{subtext}} reflecting Lovecraft's famed racist views in how the interbreeding is portrayed as so extremely unnatural.[[note]]The problem is not that he presented breeding with a gorilla or a "frog-fish" to be unnatural, the problem is that there was an unspoken component (you know, {{Subtext}}) that breeding with a non-white race is also unnatural, because they are no more human than a gorilla.[[/note]]
* In Robert Bloch's CthulhuMythos story "The Brood of Bubastis", he takes this trope UpToEleven, with an ancient Egyptian cult that'd managed to bring their animal-headed deities into being ''in the flesh'', [[BestialityIsDepraved by quite primitive methods]].
* Averted entirely in Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''Freedom's Landing'' series. There's only one species humanoid enough to be attractive to humans, and it's outright stated that they can't have children together. The children the heroine and her love have are from affairs on her part and a previous marriage on his, both with their own species.
* In ''Literature/UnLunDun'' by Creator/ChinaMieville, the character Hemi is half ghost, half human. It's implied that it's extremely rare, and frowned upon by ghosts and humans, for such a pairing to occur.
* In Eric Nylund's ''A Pawn's Dream'', all the Dreamers are half (or less) human, as a child born of two Dreamers is incredibly powerful and therefore forbidden, as it would disrupt the balance of power. In this case the intermarrying isn't very far fetched, as the only differences from regular humans are the existence in both worlds and the ability to use magic.
* In Creator/TamoraPierce's ''[[Literature/TortallUniverse Wild Magic]]'', Daine Sarrasri is the child of a human woman (Sarra -- thus the name) and the god of the hunt (Weiryn). Her mother later becomes a goddess in her own right (The Green Lady). Aly and Nawat's baby from the Trickster books also counts, being half-human and half-crow.
* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in HBeamPiper's short story "When in the Course". One human female character is reminded several times throughout the story that, even though the inhabitants of Freya appear human, the two races "started in two different puddles of living slime, seven hundred light-years apart." At the end of the story, she announces that she's pregnant by a Freyan.
* Played with in Brian Ruckley's ''Literature/TheGodlessWorldTrilogy''. The world in question contains 4 sentient species (previously 5, before the [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf race]] got wiped out). Of these only two are humanoid, the Huanin (humans) and Kyrinin (elves, but not as long-lived, wise or peaceful as elves tend to be.). The two races can interbreed, but the offspring, called Na'Kyrim, are always sterile and generally conform to real-life hybridization in terms of appearance and shared traits. They also develop a form of magic, known as the "Shared", which [[spoiler:given the primary way to become a powerful user of it, tends to cause a great deal of mistrust in the average person. By the way things are looking by the end of the second book, they are very, very justified.]]
* In Christopher Stasheff's ''Literature/WarlockOfGramarye'' books, Gwendylon Gallowglass of Gramarye is one-quarter elven (and her children are one-eighth). This is weirder than usual, because on Gramarye elves were originally an alien fungus [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve shaped by the beliefs]] of humans with PsychicPowers.
* Creator/JRRTolkien's Middle-earth books (''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', etc.) there are a few human/elf children. [[WordOfGod In one of his letters, Tolkien said]] that biologically, humans and elves are the same species (though they are spiritually different), which is why they can interbreed; since orcs are presumed to be degraded creatures originally bred from corrupted elves and/or humans, they would be able to interbreed with us as well.
** Only one Half-Elven family (descending from two separate mixed marriages, whose members married each other) is actually confirmed (that descended from Lúthien, Beren, and Eärendil). The early members of that family each had to make a choice to be counted among either Elves or Men, because elves and humans have incompatible afterlives for cosmic reasons. Not all members of that family chose the same, causing a lot of grief for them whenever close relatives were separated by the afterlife ''for all time''.
** The Uruk-hai are implied to be bred by Saruman from orc-human matings.
** At least one Man outside the Númenórean royal line mentioned above, Prince Imrahil, is speculated by characters within the book to have Elven blood. This suggests the possibility of more intermarriage between Men and Elves occurring than just the three specifically mentioned instances in the books.
** The half-Elven unions and offsprings mentioned in ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' and ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' involve (on the elven side) descendants of Elu Thingol, a Sindarin elf and Melian, a [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Maiar]] giving them all some DivineParentage. This might imply that normal elves could not have children with humans at all.
*** Early notes on the story indicate that Tolkien originally assumed that being half-elven was not unusual, but no other ever appeared in his work.
* S.L. Viehl is fond of this trope. Humans can interbreed with all kinds of freaky aliens—from [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe blue-skinned humanoids]], to avians, to something that [[StarfishAliens looks like a human-sized three-way hybrid of a mudpuppy, a catfish, and a lamprey]]. The [[NonhumanHumanoidHybrid aforementioned blue people seem to be able to hybridize]] with even ''more'' races... including some that are ''really'' bizarre.
* In David Weber's [[TheWarGods Bahzell stories]] , humans have split into 5 separate species. Humans, Elves, Dwarves, Hradani, and Halfings. It is possible for any of the species to interbreed although only Elf-Human hybrids (Half-Elves) are common--several of the other matches produce offspring that die young or are infertile, although most of the human population of the Axeman Empire have some Dwarf blood. Half-Elves consider themselves to be the fifth species (since they came about before Halflings); however while breeding with each other and with full Elves preserves both the Human and Elvish traits, the offspring of a Human and Half-Elf will show a significant reduction in the Elvish traits. Finally it is established that only Humans and Half-Humans can be wizards or magi.
* [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Anthrozils]] in ''Literature/DragonsInOurMidst''.
* Used early on but mostly averted in the StarWarsExpandedUniverse. Two unconnected characters are said to be "hybrids", and it's never explained exactly what species they're hybrids of. Since a lot of different species are related--humanity, for instance, has a long list of "near-humans", offshoots that can in some cases look very unusual--these hybrids might well be more plausible than some of the others on this page. There are also enough mentions of bio-engineering that some species might well be able to make a hybrid. However, in the few examples of InterspeciesRomance, it's generally proven true that "the parts match up just fine, but that's about it", as [[XWingSeries Gavin]] says of Asyr.
* In the XWingSeries, a minor villain named Zekka Thyne is described as a halfbreed. It's never said what he is besides human, but he's got several {{Red Right Hand}}s, namely very mottled skin, pointed teeth, and HellishPupils that catch the light.
** One of the early StarWarsExpandedUniverse books has a crossbreed mechanic whose parentage is also never described, who admits to Han Solo that he's not wholly of either species and is relieved when Han is okay with that.
** The StarWarsExpandedUniverse is filled with hybrids, due to the large number of "[[HumanAliens Near-Human]]" races, which aren't so much alien species as subspecies of humanity that descended from early space explorers who were cut off from the original human homeworlds thousands of years earlier, only to be rediscovered later. How far they diverge from regular humans varies; some just have [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe different skin colors]], while others have more extreme differences (the Miraluka, for example, have no eyes and see using TheForce instead). On the other hand, species that ''aren't'' Near-Humans explicitly cannot interbreed with humans, no matter how human-like they appear to be.
*** Recent additions to the lore rendered near-human argument moot as not only near-humans can interbreed with humans but also species like Zabrak and Twi'lek.
* Hybrids ("breeds") are so common in Glen Cook's ''Literature/GarrettPI'' fantasy series, they sometimes outnumber the human characters. Exempting non-humans from military conscription, then inviting them in to work while your human subjects are off fighting a hundred-year war, can have unintended consequences...
* Human/fairy hybrids appear prominently in ''Goblin Moon'' and ''The Gnome's Engine''. They are prone to psychological instability and have unique responses to emotional stress, a fact which is central to the plot. A mixed dwarf/human marriage is also mentioned, although it's unstated whether children are expected to follow.
* Averted in Creator/NeilGaiman's ''Literature/{{Stardust}}'', as Tristran and Yvaine get married despite their inability to interbreed.
** A straight example would be [[spoiler: Tristran himself, as his father was mortal and his mother was a fairy.]]
** The FilmOfTheBook, however, ends with mention of Tristan (different spelling) and Yvaine's children and grandchildren.
* When the [[EvilutionaryBiologist Evilutionary Biologists]] in JackChalker's ''Literature/TheMoreauFactor'' crack the secret of InvoluntaryTransformation, what's the first thing they do? Turn their lab staff into sexy {{Half Human Hybrid}}s. Being Chalker, the new designs combine roughly equal measures of utilitarianism and FetishFuel; unlike most Chalker the FetishFuel aspects are deliberately lampshaded as being caused by the effect of the PowerPerversionPotential on the scientists.
* In Iain M.Banks ''Literature/TheCulture'' novels, Culture comprises a number of humanoid species who were genetically modified at the Culture's founding to be able to reproduce with each other. Humanoid species from outside the Culture who lack such modifications would not necessarily be able to do the same, sometimes find that the Culture humans look [[UncannyValley a little unattractive]]. As masters of genetic tinkering and straight up body re-engineering, there's very little to stop the average Culture citizen from [[BoldlyComing seeking out exciting new alien races]] as the gender of their choice...
* Creator/IsaacAsimov's 'Tweenies' short stories features Martian-Human hybrids. There most noticable features are large white mohican crests and high intelligence. They are outcasts of both species. In the stories a sympathetic human ends up looking after several Tweenies, later becoming a small commune. Once older, they leave Earth to have adventures colonising Venus.
* Both protagonists of the [[Literature/TheSagaOfTheNobleDead Saga of the Noble Dead]] series are {{Half Human Hybrid}}s. [[ActionGirl Magiere]] is a dhampir whose birth was only possible because an EvilSorcerer intervened (and it took him years to get the spell right). [[TroubledButCute Leesil]] is a half-elf, born the usual way.
* MichaelCrichton's ''Literature/{{Next}}'' has Dave, the son of a researcher who manipulated his DNA and a chimpanzee's donated cells. He displays both human and monkey aspects, especially in personality, where he ''flings poo.'' It's also implied, that, playing with the theme of genetic engineering gone insane and that people never expect problems with their newfangled tech, he's aging rapidly.
* Caspian's tutor, Dr. Cornelius, in ''Literature/PrinceCaspian'' is secretly part dwarf, and it's implied that Caspian's childhood nurse is also descended from dwarfs who'd avoided Telmarine pogroms by passing themselves off as short humans. Caspian's own son is half ''star'', stars being glowing humanoid beings in the world of {{Narnia}}. Furthermore, ''Literature/TheMagiciansNephew'' states that the children of Narnia's first human king and queen married wood-nymphs and river-spirits.
** In ''The Magician's Nephew'', we also learn that the White Witch--and indeed, all people of Charn--is part giant.
*** Subverted in Jadis/the White Witch's case, as she only ''pretended'' to be part human to assert her claim to the throne. Her non-giant blood is actually ''genie'' (jinn), not human.
* Vestakia from Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/TheObsidianTrilogy'' is, by definition, hellspawn. Around eighteen years before the start of the books, a powerful wildmage discovered she had been seduced and impregnated by a demon who styled himself a Prince of Shadow Mountain. Casting something halway between a prayer and a spell, she was given a choice between making sure the child would be born looking normal and hoping a mortal upbringing would counter the [[AlwaysChaoticEvil evil in its soul]] or making sure the kid's soul was free of demonic taint while dealing with the outward effects of its parentage. She chose option B, confided in her sister, and (with said sister's help) ''[[BurnTheWitch ran]]''.
* [[spoiler: Mordred]] in the [[Literature/TheWindThroughTheKeyhole final volume]] of Stephen King's ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' is the child of [[spoiler: two full-blooded humans, one demon elemental who was turned human by {{Magitek}}, and one PhysicalGod who had at least one human ancestor and may be as much as half-human.]] ItsALongStory.
** Also in ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series, the Can-Toi, or the "low men" are half-human, half-taheen.
* In ''[[Literature/EarthseaTrilogy Tehanu]]'', [[spoiler: Therru turns out to be half dragon at the end of the book. Which really makes no sense, since she was only previously indicated to be a poor girl who was raped and then burned alive by thugs.]]
** She's not [[spoiler: half-dragon, she's something closer to a dragon in human form, and she's not the only one]]. [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons]] and humans in Earthsea are strongly implied to be descended from the same original species, and [[spoiler: Tehanu and other "dragon-people" such as Irian and the Woman of Kemay]] are not actual hybrids, but rather some sort of mystical throwback.
* ''Literature/TheHalfBloodChronicles'' by Creator/MercedesLackey and AndreNorton focus mainly on characters who are the results of elven lords impregnating their human slaves. The half-bloods/wizards are implied to be infertile, though it's never directly stated. The wizards find and save new half-bloods in order to perpetuate themselves as a society; they are never seen to have children of their own loins.
* The Literature/{{Dragonlance}} series of books started the original Chronicles Trilogy off with one of the main characters as a half-elf, the conflicting emotions he felt stemmed from the mixture of his two races and serves as the character's main plot for most of the books; his name Tanis [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Half-Elven]].
** Played doubly straight. "Among the Elves... I am Half-Man."
* The ''Bedlam's Bard'' series by Creator/MercedesLackey (and varying co-authors) has half-human, half-elven characters, but also states that the species are not cross-fertile unless deliberate actions are taken to make them so. One plotline in one of the books is Beth and Kory searching for a means to accomplish this without resorting to the means used by Perenor to father Ria (Which involved forcibly draining other humans of magic - with frequently lethal consequences).
* Humans in ''Literature/BlackDogs'' seem to be able to hybridize with almost anything, from the plausible elves, FridgeLogic dragons and ''demons'' that vary wildly and posess more random body parts in otherworldly dimensions than you can shake a stick at. A couple of these hybrids are even main characters.
* ''Literature/KingdomKeepers'' has fairlies, which are human and fairy offspring.
* Though hybrids have yet to appear prominently in Literature/{{Discworld}}, it's mentioned a couple of times that humans with dwarf or elf blood exist. Nanny Ogg is the most prominent human character with a trace of dwarf blood, which may explain her short stature and hard-headed ability to survive ballistic farmhouses. It's also mentioned that humans can interbreed with werewolves, with unpredictable results, and at least one major character is a demigod.
* In Kit Whitfield's ''In Great Waters'' all the royal houses of Europe (except Switzerland which is landlocked) have [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent Deepman]] blood. Any hybrid not of royal blood is termed a Bastard and summarily executed, usually by burning. All hybrids have small, needle like teeth, black eyes with no white, clawed and webbed fingers and "legs" that are actually bifurcated tails which force them to use canes to walk. Because of inbreeding royals sometimes exibit other Deepman traits like bioluminescent blue skin (rare even among Deepmen) like Anne or tails that are whole down to the knees like Philip.
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story "Shadows in the Moonlight" [[DreamingOfTimesGoneBy Olivia dreams]] of [[PhysicalGod a godlike being]] arriving to where a partly human, partly godlike being was [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured to death]], and turning [[TakenForGranite the torturers to stone]].
-->''"The youth they tortured was like the tall man who came?" he asked at last.\\
"As like as son to father," she answered, and hesitantly: "If the mind could conceive of the offspring of a union of divinity with humanity, it would picture that youth. The gods of old times mated sometimes with mortal women, our legends tell us."''
** In "The Scarlet Citadel," the alleged BackStory of Tsotha-lanti
* In L. Jagi Lamplighter's ''Literature/ProsperosDaughter'', Miranda learns that her mother was not who she thought she was, and therefore the demon that addressed a "nephilim" in her presence might have meant her.
* The Nephilim of ''Angelology'' who are descended from {{FallenAngel}}s called Watchers. They look like tall, pale and beautiful humans,have lifespans measured in centuries and have wings like their fathers. They also have a warrior caste called Gibborim who are [[EvilAlbino pure white with red eyes]] but red wings which they can use to [[PlayingWithFire create and incendiary wind]].
* In JasperFforde's ''[[Literature/ThursdayNext Something Rotten]]'', the Bradshaws explicitly avert this; they don't have any children because he's a man and she's a gorilla. For double irony -- they are fictional characters within the story.
* Meredith Gentry, in the [[Literature/MerryGentry series]] of the same name by Laurell K. Hamilton, is Unseelie Sidhe on her father's side and (I believe) human, brownie, and Seelie Sidhe on her mother's. In fact, about half the cast are hybrids, half-human or otherwise. This is to say nothing of her kids...
* The D'Artigo sisters of Yasmine Galenorn's Literature/TheOtherworldSeries have a human mother and a fae father. Additionally, Delilah was born with the powers of a werecat, and Menolly was turned into a vampire. Camille is a Moon Witch, but that's not exactly a species designation. Additionally, it would seem that interbreeding is reasonably common since "ordinary" humans are referred to as FBH's. (Full Blood Humans)
* Half-Elves form a whole race in Literature/ChroniclesOfTheEmergedWorld, while true elves aren't really present but said to be extinct. [[spoiler: Also the BigBad is part Half-Elf and part Human.]]
* Creator/BruceCoville's book ''Half Human'' is a collection of short stories all about this trope. These half-human creatures range from the traditional to the unexpected, with just a few examples being a girl who discovers one morning that her hair has turned into snakes overnight and that her mother doesn't wear a turban all the time just for the NiceHat factor, another girl who was conceived when her mother drank dragon blood and begins exhibiting dragon-like mannerisms and [[BodyHorror sprouting ridges on her back]] when she grows up, and a ''tree'' [[HumanityEnsues transformed into a man who must learn how to be human]].
* In Creator/ArthurMachen's ''Literature/TheGreatGodPan'', the character Helen Vaughan embodies this trope as played for BodyHorror.
* Also present in Lynn Flewelling's Literature/{{Nightrunner}} and Tamir series, wherein the [[OurElvesAreBetter Aurënfaie ]] and humans can interbreed, and such interbreeding is the reason some humans possess the ability to use magic. Such mixed-race individuals are known as Ya'shel (they would be half-elves in almost any other universe). This is all made even more interesting by the fact that the Aurënfaie are themselves [[spoiler: part-dragon]].
* ''Literature/{{Fablehaven}}'' has Kendra who is part human,part fairy. Curiously this was because fairies [[ItMakesSenseInContext kissed her]]
** Seth and the Sphinx are also like Kendra, [[DarkIsNotEvil although with traits on the other end of the spectrum]]
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' has a couple of variants on these. There are changelings, who are the scions of humans and one type or another of the Fae. Outwardly, they look human, but as they grow older they take on characteristics of their Fae side; for example, a scion of a human and a troll would become large and brutish and with odd-colored hair. Eventually, the changeling has to "Choose" whether to embrace their faerie heritage and become a full-blooded faerie, or to remain human and lose the faerie powers. There's also Kincaid, a centuries-old hitman who is the scion of a human and something from [[{{Hell}} Down Below]].
** Thomas Raith, who's the son of the King of the White Court of Vampires and [[spoiler:a human wizard called Margaret [=LeFay=] Dresden, making him Harry's older half-brother]]. It's implied that most if not all White Court vampires are the offspring of a human/White mating.
* In Aleksandr Zarevin's ''The Lonely Gods of the Universe'', many humans are descended from a mix of the original humans and HumanAliens from planet Oll (who pretended to be Greco-Roman gods). Unlike their non-human ancestors, the hybrids are not immortal (the immortality is not due to genetics, though, but due to consuming an alien plant named Ambrosia that gained different properties on Earth). The only thing that appears to be the result of these inter-breedings is humans having different hair colors (apparently, original humans all had dark hair), thanks to the Ollans being redheads.
* In ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'': Warlocks are the progeny of couplings between humans and demons. They are themselves generally infertile.
* Turns out [[LikeABadassOutOfHell James Stark]] in SandmanSlim is [[spoiler:[[OurAngelsAreDifferent half angel]]]].
* Apparently, a human can produce viable offspring with anything in Jane Gaskell's Literature/{{Atlan}} series. The invader from the first novel, ''The Serpent'', is the product of a reptile mother and a human father, and later impregnates the heroine, Cija. In the fourth installment, ''The City'', a red ape breeds with Cija, [[spoiler:but her mother urges her to abort the resulting fetus]].
* In Jacqueline Carey's ''Literature/TheSundering'', Ushahin Dreamspinner (one of [[BigBad Satoris's]] three [[TheDragon lieutenants]] is half-human, half-Ellylon.
* In ''The Literature/GriffinsDaughter Trilogy'', half-human/half-elves - like the title character, Jelena - are known as ''hikui'' among the elves, and are treated as second-class citizens, at best. Which is still far better than half-elves are treated in the (human-ruled) Soldaran Empire, where the local religion says elves are demons looking to steal human souls and half-elves are creatures of evil.
* John's daughters in ''Literature/DirgeForPresterJohn'': Sefalet (half-blemmye) and Anglitora (half-crane). Anglitora is considered fairly lucky to be a human-looking woman with a crane's wing while Sefalet has no face, instead having eyes and mouths in her hands.
* In Vadim Panov's ''Literature/SecretCity'':
** Played straight with Chud', Lyud' and Tat' who can interbreed with humans. The descendants are capable of using the respective Sources of both parents. While Chud' and Lyud' often shun such children, Tat' actively works on both safeguarding their own bloodlines and on raising the amount of human mages by deliberately introducing Chud' and Lyud' genes into the population.
** Averted with Moryanas. While a Moryana can bear children with a human, Chud' or Lyud' husband, she will only have daughters who will without exception be Moryanas.
* In V. Zykov's ''Way Home'' elves are cross-fertile with humans, and half-elves are somewhat bound to elven laws.
* Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians and its sequel series, Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus, has nearly all the main characters being the children of humans and Olympian Gods
* Played straight and averted in Katharine Kerr's Literature/{{Deverry}} series. Dwarves and elves are infertile with each other. However, ''both'' races are fertile with humans. And a half-dwarf is shown bearing twin daughters to a father of half-elven heritage.
** What ''really'' messes with your head is when said half-elf is turned into a dragon... and has a son with another dragon.
** Several aspects of the hybridization are played with. There are three half-elf/humans shown in the cast. One is a weak, unstable character and magic/dweomer user, one is a strong dweomer user, and the third is a powerful warrior (but he probably would have been such regardless of his heritage). It is hinted that the human mother of the strong dweomer user may have had some elf-blood in her makeup, as well.
* ''A Thousand Words for Stranger'', the first book (publishing-wise) in Julie E. Czerneda's ''Literature/TheClanChronicles'' series, mentions rather offhandedly that there are three known species with which humans can have offspring. In all cases, medical intervention is required and the child is infertile. It is implied but never confirmed that the {{Human Alien|s}} protagonist and her human love interest may also be inter-fertile.
* In KatherineKurtz's Literature/{{Deryni}} works, some characters have one Deryni and one ordinary human parent. The arcane abilities are a dominant trait, so having only one Deryni parent is enough to make an offspring Deryni, and the power isn't additive (in other words, having two Deryni parents doesn't make one more powerful). Sadly, this doesn't prevent HalfBreedDiscrimination.
* In the Literature/JWWellsAndCo series, Mr. Tanner, one of the partners, is half-goblin. (His shapeshifting goblin mother works as a receptionist for the firm.)
* In ''The Sky Village,'' Mei/Dragonfly and Rom/Breaker are ''tri-''human hybrids because they carry the "kaimira gene", which gives them beast (animal), human, and "mek" (robot) DNA.
* Averted in Robert J. Sawyers’s ''Calculating God'': Tom Jericho is showing ''Franchise/StarTrek'' to a StarfishAlien:
-->'''Jericho''': (Spock’s) mother was a human; his father was a Vulcan,
-->'''Hollus''': That does not make sense biologically. It would seem more likely that you could crossbreed a strawberry and a human; at least they evolved on the same planet.
** [[spoiler: But then again, the book ends with the creation of a three-species human/alien/alien hybrid, created with divine technology.]]
* ''Literature/TheLandOfStories'': [[spoiler: Alex and Conner are half fairy]].
* Paul Richard Corcoran in Creator/MikhailAkhmanov's ''[[Literature/ArrivalsFromTheDark Retaliation]]'' is the son of Lieutenant Abigal [=McNeil=], who was captured by the [[HumanAliens Faata]] in the first novel ''Invasion'' and impregnated with the genetic material of a high-caste Faata with PsychicPowers. To maintain the secrety, the child was officially recorded as the son of Abigail [=McNeil=] and her lover Lieutenant Richard Corcoran (who was killed aboard the alien ship). Paul grew up to hate his biological father and the entire Faata race. His latent PsychicPowers manifest themselves when he is 37, right when the humans are preparing a strike force to pay the Faata back for the millions of lives lost during the failed AlienInvasion. Strangely, the fleet higher-ups don't consider Paul to be a liability and give him command of a frigate sent with the strike force, figuring his abilities may allow him to infiltrate the enemy. The subsequent books feature Paul's descendants as protagonists, as his genes begin to spread through humanity, and some of them exhibit his PsychicPowers and the "[[WhoWantsToLiveForever Corcoran curse]]". One of the descendants, Sergey Valdez, even manages to telepathically sire a child with a Lo'ona Aeo female name Zantu. The resulting child is genetically Lo'ona Aeo, but exhibits some human personality traits, such as desire for adventure and an ability to handle being near aliens (Lo'ona Aeo are xenophobic pacifists).
** Akhmanov's ''Trevelyan's Mission'' series takes place in the same 'verse but about 500 years after the last ''Arrivals'' book. The main character Ivar Trevelyan eventually discovers that he himeslf is a distant (about 1000 years) descendant of Paul Richard Corcoran, around the time he begins to manifest PsychicPowers and even gains the ability to teleport from world to world.
* Subverted (and deconstructed) by way of BodyHorror in Mickey Zucker Reichert and Jennifer Wingert's ''Spirit Fox.'' The heroine is a usually-human woman possessed by the spirit of a now-dead fox; she sometimes shapeshifts involuntarily into fox form. During one of these shapeshifted blackouts, she's impregnated by a male fox. She later suffers a miscarriage because her grotesquely malformed half-human, half-fox twin fetuses are not viable.
* In Richard Ellis Preston Jr.'s ''Literature/ChroniclesOfThePneumaticZeppelin'', Max and her brother are half human, half "Martian". (The aliens definitely come from much farther away than Mars, but the name stuck.)
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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' is awful about this, having numerous half-Earthling half-aliens in the various series (as if we wouldn't be able to relate to the characters otherwise). [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Spock]] was half-Vulcan. [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Troi]] was Half-Betazoid. [[Series/StarTrekVoyager B'Elanna Torres]] was Half-Klingon.
** That's not so the audience can relate to the characters, but so the writers can do episodes about racism, or the problems people have adapting to different cultures when they're torn between two worlds. B'Elanna rejected her own culture because she blamed it for her bad temper and lousy life.
*** Hybrids apparently have a much harder time dealing with their dual heritage than most of their friends and colleagues.
** Sarek rejected Spock for choosing to join Starfleet rather than the Vulcan Science Academy. [[WellDoneSonGuy They make up later]]. (If Sarek had actually had issues with humans, he wouldn't have married Amanda ''or'' had Spock.)
** In an episode of ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'', Kirk, in a successful attempt to provoke Spock to anger calls him a "mutinous, disloyal, compterized half-breed".
*** The book ''The Science of Star Trek'' revealed that a Vulcan-Human hybrid is a biological impossibility to begin with -- copper (the base of Vulcan blood) and iron (the base of Human blood) are chemically incompatible, and wouldn't be able to carry oxygen if they ''were'' somehow combined. And yet some ExpandedUniverse species have ''both'' chemicals in their blood, in separate cells.
** Eventually the writers tried to mitigate this by establishing that although interspecies reproduction does occur, the probability of success is very low. As well, one episode shows that all the {{Human Alien}}s and [[RubberForeheadAliens Rubber Forehead Alien]] races share similar genetic stock planted by {{Precursors}}, which makes the whole thing a ''little'' more believable.
*** The chances of hybrid children can also be increased through science. On ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'', [[spoiler: Jadzia Dax (a Trill)]] and [[spoiler: Worf (a Klingon)]] decided to conceive a child and sought Dr. Bashir's help in overcoming their physiological incompatibilities. Bashir treated the would-be mother with "ovarian resequencing enzymes" and reported encouraging results, but [[spoiler: Dax's death at the hands of Dukat]] prevented the pregnancy from actually happening.
** Crewman Tarses (introduced as part-human, part-Vulcan) is the victim of a witch hunt on board the ''Enterprise''. Hounded by the over-zealous investigator of a sabotage conspiracy, he ends up revealing that the secret he's hiding has nothing to do with the sabotage: his nonhuman ancestor was Romulan, not Vulcan. Ironically, he lied to Star Fleet about his heritage to avoid racial persecution.
** This actually becomes a plot point in ''StarTrekNewFrontier'': An enemy of the Federation is busy studying hybrids for hints as to how to make the perfect body so that one of their own can wear one and infiltrate [[spoiler:And it turns out it works, as either Nechayev was a hybrid all along, or she was kidnapped and a hybrid made to look like her infiltrated Starfleet.]]
** ''StarTrekEnterprise'' has the VillainOfTheWeek, a [[FantasticRacism raging xenophobe]], create one ''in vitro'' from Trip and T'Pol's DNA, using it to represent the genetic doom that humanity is bound to plunge into if they continue harbouring aliens. Due to complications, it passes away, but Dr. Phlox reveals that naturally conceived hybrids ought to have no such problems (i.e. Spock).
* Doyle from ''Series/{{Angel}}'' was half-demon. In fact, most of the demons seen in the ''Series/{{Buffy|the vampire Slayer}}''/''Series/{{Angel}}'' universe actually had some degree of human blood. "True" demons --such as the one the Mayor turned into --are monstrous, primal creatures with more in common with Lovecraft's gods than humanity.
** Aside from the Nazi-esque "pure demons" The Scourge, who claimed not to be hybrids, but weren't any more powerful or less humanoid than other demons.
*** They were probably willingly ignorant.
** Connor is an interesting case. Both of his parents are vampires (who normally can't have kids, but [[AWizardDidIt there was magic involved]]), but he seems human at first, though it's later revealed that he's part demon.
** Or [[spoiler:Cordelia]], who starts out perfectly human but then gets "part demon" sort of [[LegoGenetics magically grafted into her DNA]]. Assuming demons ''have'' DNA.
* There is [[InternetBackdraft some debate]] over whether the ''Series/DoctorWho'' TV movie on FOX was canon, and if the Doctor is in fact half-human, half-Gallifreyan, as was stated outright in that movie.
** There is also some debate over whether the statement was ''intended'' to be true, within the context of the movie...etc, etc....!
** In the new series episode "The Doctor Dances", although no {{Half Human Hybrid}}s appear, it's mentioned that by the 51st century humanity has spread out among the stars, and has apparently had interbred and mixed into with every intelligent species possible. In fact, in about 5 billion years, pure humans are extinct, leaving only hybrids, engineered variants, and so on.
** Likewise, "Gridlock" included a cat man having children with a human woman. They looked exactly like normal kittens.
** "Evolution of the Daleks" is probably the most extreme example. [[spoiler:Not only does Dalek Sec fuse himself with Mr. Diagoras to become a Human/Dalek hybrid, the "new Daleks" in the same episode, while looking human, are in fact humans whose DNA was replaced with a mixture of Dalek and ''Time Lord'' DNA. The latter was "accidentally" added into the mixture due to the Doctor's intervention and a [[LightningCanDoAnything very convenient lightning strike]].]]
** "Journey's End" [[spoiler:had not one, but two half human, half Time-Lords showing up. One had only one life and heart though and the other could only be an extremely temporary thing. This is because it's more or less stated that it was just impossible to properly work. This would also seem to officially make the movie's claim about the Doctor's heritage CanonDiscontinuity.]]
** King Peladon, ruler of the planet Peladon, in ''The Curse of Peladon'' was half-Pel and half-human. His mother was a human princess. He later had a daughter, Queen Thalira. It's unknown who her mother was.
* Half-human hybrids were one of the threats in ''Series/TheXFiles''. (most notably the alien hybrids and the [[NuclearNasty Flukeman]])
* For the most part averted in ''Series/BabylonFive'', where human/alien pairings and pairings of different aliens are rare and can't produce children.
** Two very special cases, [[spoiler:Delenn and Jeffrey Sinclair,]] serve as the only demonstrated exceptions to the rule, both of which were courtesy of extremely sophisticated biotechnology effectively [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens indistinguishable from magic]] (see ClarkesThirdLaw) and far beyond the biotech capabilities demonstrated elsewhere in the series.
** G'Kar specifically mentions that a direct mating with human telepath, Lyta Alexander, could be used to reintroduce the telepath gene into the Narn species with the aid of genetic engineering.
* The existence of Cylon/human hybrid children is a central plot point of the rebooted ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'': There has been only one recorded case of a Cylon-human hybrid, Hera Agathon. The other turned out to be a subversion, as although we were led to believe Nicholas Tyrol was one of these, turns out the mother had been with another man around the same time she got together with her eventual (Cylon) husband.
** The Finale reveals that [[spoiler:Hera is the Mitochondrial Eve, and thus a common ancestor of all modern humans. In addition, Baltar and Cottle discussed [[BoldlyComing interbreeding with the natives]] of the second (our) Earth. This means that modern humans are actually a mix of Cylons and two types of human, while what the Colonials would call pure humanity is extinct.]]
* In ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. Scorpius is a hybrid of two alien races, Scarrans and [[HumanAliens Sebaceans]], but suffers from many physical difficulties as a result, the most notable being maintaining an unusually high body temperature while being unable to tolerate heat. Also unusual in that Scorpius's conception and birth both took place under lab conditions, and prior to him, there had been over ninety failed attempts at creating such hybrids--all of which had resulted in the death of both the mother and the hybrid offspring.
** But also played perfectly straight as well, with D'Argo's son Jothee, and [[spoiler: John and Aeryn's baby]].
*** It should be pointed out that the spoiler above is explained by (one of) the big reveals in the Peacekeeper Wars--Jothee is still a mystery though. [[spoiler:Sebaceans are actually genetically engineered offspring Humans taken from Earth 10,000 years ago.]]
**** It is revealed in the ongoing comic series (the ''D'Argo's Trial'' storyline) that Jothee's conception required assistance from an expert doctor.
*** It is rather ironic that Sebaceans, with their emphasis on genetic purity, were the only race that was shown to have hybrids with more than one species.
**** Well, why would a race care about genetic purity if they ''couldn't'' hybridize easily with other races?
** Another straight example: John was the only one who could have a child with a Sebacean princess whose genes were poisoned.
*** And for the record, in the same episode it was revealed that Luxans (D'Argo) and Nebari (Chiana) are not compatible.
*** Sebaceans and Hynerians are also [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction shown]] to be incompatible.
** Aeryn also technically qualifies, due to a MadScientist's experiment she ended up gaining some Pilot DNA.
** Talyn is stated to be a Peacekeeper-Leviathan hybrid. That in itself doesn't mean much, since the Peacekeepers are an organization, not a species. Their ranks are almost exclusively made up of Sebaceans, which are physically extremely similar to humans. Leviathans on the other hand, are a species of living biomechanical starships, several hundred meters long when fully grown. Try to wrap that around your brain.
*** One could infer they were merely using the term "Peacekeeper" synonymously with Sebacean. The goal of Talyn was to create a Leviathan bred for war and controlled by a Peacekeeper via a neural link, instead of the normal Leviathan which carry no weaponry and are forced to rely on control collars and compliant Pilots to function. The implication therefore, is that Talyn possesses some trace amount of Sebacean DNA to provide the necessary compatibility.
* Evie from ''Series/OutOfThisWorld'' derives her powers from her Antarian father.
* Saul Malone of ''SaulOfTheMolemen'' seems to parody this, as in the second to last episode of the first season he finds out he is somehow ''half-rock''.
** Not that complicated- they show his mother ''[[{{Squick}} having sex with a big rock]]''.
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' has a Kryptonian exile on Earth who fathers a child with a human woman. It's also implied that a Native American tribe of [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent skinwalkers]] derives their power from a combination of part-Kryptonian ancestry and GreenRocks.
* ''Franchise/StargateVerse'':
** The ''Series/StargateSG1'' sixth season episode "Forsaken" and its season 7 follow-up "Space Race" introduced the Serrakin, a spacefaring race that drove the Goa'uld off the planet Hebridan and formed a mixed society with their human slaves. The Serrakin and Hebridians frequently interbreed, producing a variety of individuals with features of both species.
** ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' had a species of these, the Wraith, who were apparently a hybrid between humans and a beetle-like insect that sucks the life out of you. It gets even more confusing with the introduction of Michael, who is half-human, half-Wraith, and seems to [[YouFailBiologyForever oscillate back and forth on a regular basis]].
*** Actually, the wraith were caused by half a million years of the bugs feeding and connecting to humans, to the point where they started to become just one creature.
*** Michael is a case of UnstableGeneticCode resulting from the Atlantis team's experiment at suppressing the bug genes of a Wraith. He's not so much half-Wraith as Not So Wraithy.
* ''EarthFinalConflict'' has an odd example in Liam Kincaid [[spoiler:more properly Liam Sandoval-Beckett but no one calls him that, ever]]. He has three parents, two human and one [[EnergyBeings Kimera]] and ends up with a kind of triple stranded DNA helix and a few special abilities. The entire manner of it is convoluted but the [[EnergyBeings Kimera]] race were extremely advanced and had a demonstratable skill in genetic manipulation.
** In one episode, Sandoval is revealed to be dying and requiring a transplant from a close relative. Unfortunately, his parents are dead (supposedly, killed by Zo'or when he leveled Sandoval's home island), and he has no children (none that he knows of, at least). Liam secretly donates the required materials for his genetic father, which brings to question why the doctor who tested the sample never commented on the triple-helix DNA, and why a proper doctor would even inject that into a human.
* Averted on ''Monsterquest'', where believers in the MonsterOfTheWeek occasionally claim to have found bones, hair, or living examples of this trope. To date, genetic or medical analysis has always concluded these either come from humans with physical abnormalities, or from known misidentified animals.
* Wataru Kurenai from ''Series/KamenRiderKiva'' is [[spoiler:later revealed to be the result of his human father winning over his Fangire mother, Maya, aka Pearlshell. Although Wataru's heritage was hinted early on whenever he transforms into the titular Rider by Kivat.]]
** The alternate world Wataru from ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' is the opposite hybrid: the result of consummation between the Beetle Fangire and a human woman.
* ''Series/TheFallen'' miniseries is all about the Nephilim, the offspring of {{fallen angel}}s and human females. The main character is a [[ChosenOne special kind]] of Nephilim known as the Redeemer, who can send repentant fallen angels back to Heaven. All Nephilim are orphans, as their fathers either don't know about them or don't care, while their mothers die at childbirth. While there are female angels, it appears they cannot get pregnant from a human male. Nephilim have some of the powers of angels, including wings, ability to speak and understand any language (including animals), and pyrokinesis (such as throwing fireballs and creating flaming swords). Like the fallen angels, the Nephilim are being hunted by the Powers, a group of non-fallen angels, who see them as abominations. A small group of humans also knows of their existence and wishes to use the Redeemer to get to Heaven.
* The titular character in the 1998 ''Film/{{Merlin}}'' series is a half-human hybrid born from a human mother and fairy magic. This becomes an important plot point in the novelizations.
* Mel in the series "Series/{{Tracker}}" finds out she is part Cirronian in the series's next-to-last episode.
** Which is strange, given that Cirronians are EnergyBeings.
* The four "pod squad" characters in {{Roswell}}; Max, Michael, Tess and Isabel. And their "dupes", Rath, Zan, Lonnie and Ava.
* The Chicken Lady in ''TheKidsInTheHall''.
* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' first had Cole who was half human and half demon. He had demonic powers but have the power to actually feel. Then, Paige who is half whitelighter and half human. She had a hard time using her powers at first and it took her years for her to learn how to heal all by herself.
** An then, Piper (witch) and Leo's (whitelighter) kids.
*** It is strongly implied that Whitelighters are all "ascended" former humans who either lived a life of service and self-sacrifice or died saving someone, so it doesn't seem exceptionally unreasonable that a magically enhanced ''ex''-human might be able to sire children with a magical ''"regular"'' human. Still doesn't explain Cole though.
** The season nine comics and the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue introduce another type of hybrid: [[spoiler: Cupid-Witches, the mix between witch (Phoebe) and cupid (Coop).]]
* The titular protagonist of Series/{{Merlin}}, who is the son of a human mother and a Dragonlord father, thus making him technically a creature of the Old Religion.
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* The Creator/MercedesLackey song "Mis-Conception" is about a...somewhat drastic...instance of this.
** [[http://www.elfwood.com/~emschmidt/If_Theres_Another_One_Like_It,_Let_Me_Know.2721513.html Someone drew it.]]
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* In fact, this is OlderThanDirt. Half-human children of the gods go back almost 4500 years with the Sumerian (Mesopotamian) myth of Literature/{{Gilgamesh}}, who was supposedly one third man and two thirds god -- a heritage which would require an infinite number of ancestors, according to modern biology.
** [[WildMassGuessing Maybe he was born from an egg artificially fertilized with the genetic material from two different fathers]]. They can do that now. Who's to say the gods couldn't do that back then.
* Other mythologies such as Greek are filled with the half-human children of gods and monsters as well. Zeus being particularly infamous, with upwards of 30 noted hybrids by mortal women, several of his hybrids ascending to the pantheon, such as Heracles and Dionysus. Even Judeo-Christian legend has Lilith's demonic children and the nephilim, the result of "unauthorized" human/angel relations.
** Presumably, if you were a god, you could use some miracle to make it work out between yourself an a mortal, meaning that as silly as it sounds, this might actually be justified.
** Both Loki and Thor from [[NorseMythology Old Norse religion]] are half-Aesir half-Jotun hybrids - Loki on his father's side, Thor on his mother's.
*** Loki is full Jotun. His parents are the Jotuns Laufey and Farbauti. Odin himself is half-Jotun and half-Aesir...his father Bor was Aesir but his mother Bestla was a frost giant. Thus making Thor three quarters Jotun and one-quarter Aesir. Loki's children Narvi and Vali born of the Goddess Sigyn would qualify as half-Jotun and half-Aesir. Magni, Thor's son with the giantess Jarnsaxa would be seven eighths Jotun and one eighth Aesir.
** Loki was willing to have sex with anything and he did. In various stories he both fathered and mothered a great number of children, several of which were extremely important in the cosmology. (For instance: Hel, Fenrir and Jormugand--children of Loki and his Jotun/Giant wife despite the latter two appearing like animal-monsters--and Odin's horse Sleipnir.) Since Loki is not human and is also a shapeshifter most of these technically don't count as half human hybrids, but they are hybrids of a sort.
* {{Merlin}} is traditionally depicted as the son of a woman (sometimes a witch, occasionally a nun) and an incubus. [[DistaffCounterpart Or, sometimes, a man and a succubus]]. This is often given as an explanation for his magical and prophetic abilities. Modern interpretations of the legends vary significantly on Merlin's parentage.
** This was the result of the Christianization of the legend, to explain how Merlin could wield magic powers (which are [[AlwaysChaoticEvil always Satanic]]), but still be a good guy. The woman incidentally is nearly always a raped nun who dunks her newborn into holy water to wash evil away from him as soon as he is born, but he still grows up a horny bastard with a taste for young virgins--the modern tellings tend to forget that aspect of his character.
** Pretty sure in both the Christian and non-Christianized versions of the Arthurian Tradition Merlin was depicted as something of a fey spirit. So, half fairy was more like it. See works like the Elfin Knight, which predates most of the Malory as we know today. In the ''Literature/HistoryOfTheKingsOfBritain'' Merlin was depicted as born from a rather consensual experience. Try not to think about that too much.
** ... And if you want to go back to the source material with the myth of Myrddin and his sister, it's implied that they both have 'magical' heritage. However, the emphasis is more on Myrddin's far-reaching Sight than anything else.
* In GreekMythology, the minotaur is one of these. The minotaur's origin is rather convoluted. The King of Crete asked Poseidon for something marvelous he would then sacrifice to the sea god; Poseidon sends a magnificent white bull. It's so awesome a bull that the king didn't want to actually sacrifice it, and instead offered one of his own bulls. Naturally, Poseidon was annoyed, so he caused the queen to fall in love with the bull, have sex with it, and get pregnant by it. The offspring? The Minotaur.
* From Eastern Europe (especially, but not limited to, Roumania) there is the {{dhampir}} or dhampire, child of a vampire and a human. Dhampir are meant to be excellent vampire hunters, but have a nasty habit of becoming vampires themselves when they die in many of the stories. Most half-human half-vampire characters in fiction draw on the dhampir mythology to some degree.
* Then we can go to Japan. Japanese folktales are rife with [[ShapeshiftingLover henge]], usually Kitsune, taking the form of human women, marrying humans, and having children. Abe no Seimei, a surprisingly close parallel to Merlin, was reputed to be half Kitsune.
* A minor figure in the mythology of The Church of the Sub-Genius is Saint Oliver the Humanzee, who even has his own feast day. There really was a chimp named Oliver who was suspected of being a Humanzee, but DNA tests eventually revealed he was just a funny looking chimp.
* In some cultures in South America, there are tales of half-dolphin half-humans (the river dolphins, botos, can turn into people who almost always wear white hats) who end up with blow holes on their heads and pink-white skin.
* Literature/TheBible is very hush-hush on what the Nephilim were, but the most common theory is human-angel hybrids.
-->"And the sons of God looked upon the daughters of men and saw that they were fair, and took wives of all that they chose-- and there were giants in the land in those days."
* Arguably the basis for the Nephilim in ''Literature/HandOfMercy'' though interestingly the human-angel hybrids don't get any powers or advantages. Instead, they get horrific bone deformities, since the bones of angels are light as chalk in order to aid flight.
* And presumably the basis of the Nephilim in MadeleineLEngle's ''ManyWaters''.
* [[CelticMythology Celtic hero Cu Chulainn]] was the son of a mortal woman and Lugh the Long Handed of the Tuatha Dé Danann, who passed down most of his [[TheAce Ace]]-like qualities to the child in question. Since Lugh himself was also half Fomorian ([[TheOldGods a race of primordial monsters that preceded the Tuatha Dé Danann]]), Cu Chulainn also inherited something from ''them'' as well - namely, [[SuperpoweredEvilSide the tendency to transform into a hideous, bloodthirsty abomination unable to distinguish friend from foe]].
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* The new Moon Maid from ''NewspaperComics/DickTracy''. She was originally Glenna Ermine, the daughter of villain Poise Ermine. She won second place in a look-alike contest for the original, long deceased Moon Maid, and subsequently was kidnapped, had the original Moon Maid's DNA superimposed over her own, had facial surgery, and was given the original Moon Maid's memories. The scientists involved were using her as part of a plot to steal Diet Smith's Space Coupe.
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* Alex Campbell from the Eighth Doctor AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio stories ''An Earthly Child'', ''Relative Dimensions'', ''Lucie Miller'' and ''To the Death'' was [[spoiler:the son of Time Lady Susan Foreman (The Doctor's granddaugter and very first companion) and human David Campbell]]. Although, it was revealed that only 7% of his genes were [[spoiler: Gallifreyan]] so the only signs of his heritage were a powerful immune system. Other than that, he was [[spoiler: non-telepathic, non-regenerative and only had one heart.]] The bit about him being [[spoiler: unable to regenerate]] later had tragic consequences in [[spoiler: ''To The Death''.]]
* Also from the Whoniverse; ex-companion BerniceSummerfield conceived a son with a [[PettingZooPeople Kiloran]] (humanoid with canine overtones) called Adrian Wall while she was possessed by a [[GrandTheftMe soul sucker]] called Avril Fenman. The birth didn't go so well as he was too large to be deivered normally so Benny had to undergo a C-section ''while in a prison cell''. After being saved, he was named Peter Guy Summerfield. Being half Kiloran he looked mostly humanoid but with a few furry patches, dog-ears and a wet nose. He was also stronger than all but the most augmented humans by the time he was eight. This became important when [[spoiler: [[MagnificentBastard Braxiatel]] [[CompellingVoice manipulated/hypnotised]] him into killing Jason]].
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* {{Mortasheen}} has a class of monsters based on this concept. But, given the nature of the series, you probably won't be surprised to learn that they're Brundlefly-style arthropod-human hybrids of about every notable insect one could think of.
* Series in the fantasy genre descended from Tolkien usually just use "half-elves", with the occasional half-orc, half-dwarf, half-minotaur (minotaurs themselfs in mythology being an example, see above.), etc.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has taken this trope to nearly ridiculous levels, up to and including half-''dragons''. (This last has been explained by the fact that dragons often have the ability to polymorph, or change their shape.)
** In addition, "Half-breed" could be both a race and a template. Half-Orc and Half-Elf were races, but Half-Dragon and Half-Fiend were templates that could be added on to any sentient race. Applying one to the other yields results like, "Half-Dragon-Half-Half-Orc". What would ''that'' family reunion be like?
*** Probably because dragons can take any humanoid form so it would depend on what form the dragon was in at the time of the breeding.
** Another example would be the Muls from ''TabletopGame/DarkSun'', who are obviously based off of mules. They're half-dwarves, and lack the ability to reproduce. They are usually purpose-bred, being stronger, and having far greater endurance (can work for days), than either parent species, but their chances of surviving to come to term, and of the mother surviving bearing them, are somewhat low. Still, their great value as slaves means that the casualties are worth it.
** ''{{Dragonlance}}'' had the Gully Dwarves - half-gnome, half-dwarves who are borderline mentally retarded (for example, they're completely incapable of counting past 2). After seeing what they had begat, gnomes and dwarves vowed never to interbreed again, on pain of death; however, by this time, Gully Dwarves had become a viable race of their own.
*** Also in ''Dragonlance'', the hero Tanis Half-Elven. He seems to have increased life-span, pointy ears, but no other benefits. Spends a fair amount of time [[{{Wangst}} sulking]] about how rejected he feels by both races (don't call him "Half-Man"!).
** In the ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' campaign setting, half-elves have graduated into being a full-blown "race" in their own right. Their earliest ancestors were human aristocrats and elven opportunists looking for an inheritance from the short-lived humans (not knowing at the time that their species were mutually-fertile). Born into the aristocracy, these half-elves had an easier time marrying their own kind since noble marriages are typically limited to other nobles. Eventually they went on to become a true-breeding race and most modern half-elves are born to half-elven parents, with only a small minority coming from human/elf pairings. They have even developed two [[PowerTattoo Dragonmarks]], which are generally unique to specific bloodlines within specific races, thus further cementing their perceived status as race unto themselves apart from elves and humans. Half-elves (or Khoravar as they like to call themselves) can still interbreed with humans and elves, as well as with the Kalashtar.
** Averted by {{Ravenloft}}'s "half-Vistani", as Vistani are simply a human ethnic minority, albeit with some unusual supernatural baggage. Averted differently by several {{Ravenloft}} monsters, including red widows and dread doppelgangers, which mate with humans but produce their own kind rather than hybrids.
** In ''Al-Qadim'' (Arabian Adventures setting) locals consider marriages between different creatures pretty normal as long as they are interfertile. This includes half-elves and half-orcs, but also it's specifically said that a proper MagicallyBindingContract allows a {{demihuman}} and a genie to have children.
** In 3rd edition, a fairly substantial chunk of the populace (and two player classes) was descended, at least remotely, from dragons.
** 2nd edition [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it with the Mongrelmen, a monster race that's said to be the result of centuries of cross-breeding and tend to have mismatched bits of fur, scales, hide, etc.
** 4th edition half-elves, gain bonuses that correspond to ''neither'' of their parents.
** You'd think the above would be enough but there are also people who are 75% humans, 25% something else. These including planetouched (Aasimar, Tiefling-descended from angels and demons/devils/daemons) Genasi (descended from elementals- Air, Earth, Fire, Water) and Yuan-ti (part reptile). And that's before we hit heritage feats and bloodlines. You've got to wonder if there is such a thing as 'pure' humans in the D&D universe.
*** It's somewhat notable that, in Fourth Edition, Aasimar, Tieflings and Genasi were all retconned to remove the half-human background. Tieflings are the descendents of humans who made a corruptive pact with devils, Aasimar (now renamed Devas) are Angels that gave up their "angelhood" to become more like mortals and who continuously reincarnate/resurrect (Time Lord style) rather than breeding, and Genasi are humans infused with the energy of Earth, Air, Water, Fire, Storms, or any combination of the five.
*** Earlier editions also featured the unusual Cambion and Alu-fiend demons, who were the half-human children of incubi and succubi respectively. Interestingly, both had a slim chance of not having the ethics of being pure evil, which put them heads and shoulders (morally speaking) over most other fiends.
** Perhaps most disturbingly, the Book of Erotic Fantasy includes a table of crossbreeds, which implies that humans and dragons are the only two species which can have sex with virtually ''anything'' and produce viable offspring.
*** HumansAreSpecial - [[HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw in their pants]].
** {{Dragonlance}} also gave us such a creature as half-[[FearlessFool kender]] (!). Yes, half-''[[CuriousAsAMonkey kender]]''.
*** At least two half-kenders (Tarli and Scrounger) appeared in the Dragonlance novels, so it's canonical that the two races can crossbreed -- albeit for obvious reasons it isn't something that happens often. There's even stats for them in the game at both the [[http://www.dlnexus.com/fan/rules/11028.aspx Dragonlance Nexus]] and [[http://www.kencyclopedia.com/index.cfm Kencyclopedia]]. They also happen to be the one race on Krynn with even more angst than half-elves, due to being torn between their human and kender instincts/desires (mainly the border-line kleptomanical curiosity of their kender side and the fact their human side actually gives them the ability to understand such concepts as "ownership" and "private property") and the fact that no other race on Krynn trusts them. The average human, elf, etc considers a half-kender to be a "stealth kender" you can't even realise is a kender and so realise you need to protect your stuff from them--and thusly folks are quick to turn on half-kender when they realise their origin.
*** In the third book of ''[[{{Spelljammer}} The Cloakmaster Cycle]]'' one joins the crew and, [[FunPersonified of course]], HilarityEnsues. She "picked up" stuff out of curiosity as kenders do, but wasn't too distracted to remember where and ''put it back'' after examining. All this was pulled so well that instead of being a Sue Bomb she [[EnsembleDarkhorse ended up praised]] as one of the best sidekicks ever and fan-preferred LoveInterest. Later she was able to concentrate long enough to learn [[PsychicPowers psionics]] (which in AD&D era implied above-average Intelligence and impressive Wisdom score, whether the teacher is an ancient supra-genius slug or not).
** That said, this trope is averted in Classic D&D, which has races as classes. An elf and a human can certainly start a family with each other if they wish, but the result of their union will be either an elf or a human.
** And then, TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}, where Sorcerors (innate magic users) gain their powers from various supernatural forces breeding into their bloodline. The following is a current (early 2012) list of things which have created bloodlines for sorcerers: Aberrant (think Cthulhu Mythos like monsters), Abyssal (Demons or worse), Accursed (Hags), Proteans (chaos spirits), Aquatic (anything from sea elves to deep ones), Arcane (plain ol' AWizardDidIt - and how!), Boreal (giant & troll kin ala Norse Myth), Celestial (heavenly creatures), Deep Earth (earth spirits), several different kinds of genies and all four Western elemental types, [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Draconic]], [[TheFairFolk Fey]], Infernal (Devils), Maestro (some musical monster from trumpet-wielding angels to shoggoths), Orc, Rakshasa (evil spirits of Buddhist myth), Serpentine (your friendly reptoids), Shadow (another dimension), Starsoul (spacefarers), Storm (unknown elemental spirits), [[ILoveTheDead Undead]], and Verdant (plants). It's probably better not to ask how some of those happened. There are even more bloodlines available from third party developers or for characters with unusual archetypes.
*** There's no rule that says such a sorcerer can't also belong to a race which is already a half-human hybrid. A dhampir (half human, half vampire) sorcerer could have an Abyssal bloodline and the half-celestial template. SpecialSnowflakeSyndrome can really run amok here if a GM allows it to.
*** Pathfinder Sorcerers can be either this or LarmackWasRight. So the Undead bloodline, for example, can (thankfully) be as a result of a curse or an ancestor who turned himself into a Lich.
*** That said, the game does take it further than just Sorcerers. Human characters can be given a trait that basically lets them pick up genetic feats and traits from ''any'' of the Humanoid races in the game.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'' offers a Half-Breed card that will allow a character to be two species ''or'' one species without any of that race's disadvantages.
** The seventh expansion, ''Even More Good Cards'', gave us the Chimaera and One-Third-Breed cards. Does it make your brain hurt? It should.
* ''TabletopGame/CthulhuTech'' features both positive and negative examples. Nazzadi, essentially humans engineered to match the {{Proud Warrior Race|Guy}} RubberForeheadAliens tropes that ended up a bit too good on the Honest WarriorPoet side of the scale, are essentially recognized and treated as humans by almost all of the New Earth Government. They're genetically similar enough to interbreed with humans. Such hybrids are supposedly treated like anyone else. Outsider Taint is a more [[AWizardDidIt magical]] sort of hybrid, formed either the [[{{Squick}} natural way]] with The Deep Ones or through the wrong sorcery roll, and are treated a bit less kindly by the [=NEG=]--the lightest Outsider Taint makes you [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman legally inhuman]]. Since it tends to come with unnatural cravings, [[RedRightHand freakish appearances]], and whispers of ancient gods in the ear, that might be justified.
** This might be an aversion regarding the Nazzadi hybrids, since Nazzadi are humans with very slightly altered DNA. It's similar to two humans with different color skin having kids.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has lots of these, but with a slight twist: God-Bloods, Fae-Bloods, Demon-Bloods, Beastmen, and Ghost-Bloods are actually significantly ''weaker'' than the "normal" races available for play. They're a step above ordinary humans, sure, but the titular Exalted outclass them by far. [[{{Squick}} Beastmen]], by the way, are exactly what they sound like.
** Also a bit more realistic in terms of viable hybrids than most; humans can, under normal circumstances, only interbreed with beings made of Essence (like spirits and raksha) and with the Mountain Folk (who were created before humans and which humans were based off of). Breeding with actually non-human races (such as the Dragon Kings) is impossible without powerful magic. Even the breeding with animals generally requires one to be in the [[RealityIsOutToLunch Wyld]] (which is also an environment where animals can breed with rocks).
* Averted for the most part in ''{{Rifts}}''; Dog Boys and their ilk are NOT {{Half Human Hybrid}}s. They look it, and in the hands of lesser players may act it, but they're really just very smart dogs who were genetically engineered and raised by humans. Hybrids are specifically said to be impossible, unless one parent is a God or Demon.
* TabletopGame/{{Scion}}: Part of the premise.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':
** Played with in a typically horrible fashion with genestealer hybrids, though in an unusual take the original Genestealer itself is never a parent--it infects another creature with its genetic material, and when that creature reproduces normally with another of its kind, the offspring will be part Genestealer.
** Necron Pariahs are horrifying hybrids of Untouchable humans and Necron technology.
** The idea of human/Eldar hybrids is something that flip-flops back and forth, DependingOnTheWriter. Old Rogue Trader fluff had a Space Marine Librarian who was hinted to be one, and one of the ''Black Library'' books, ''"The Chapter's Due"'' had a minor character, a [[SpacePirates Corsair]] leader who was rumoured in-universe to be half-Eldar. The newest Eldar/Dark Eldar fluff writer Phil Kelly seems to support the idea of such unions, although given the less-than-stellar relationship between the two races [[note]]the average Imperial official would likely execute you on the spot for even thinking about such vile heresies, and the fact that Eldar call us "[[IncrediblyLamePun mon'keigh]]" kind of says everything you need to know about their views on us[[/note]], [[FridgeHorror it's highly likely that one of them would not be a willing participant]], ''especially'' if a Dark Eldar was involved.
* Nearly every werewolf in ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken'' or ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' is the product of InterspeciesRomance (or not romance, as the case may be), and ''all'' have some human or [[{{Squick}} normal wolf]] in by two rungs of the family tree. In the TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness, the natural result of a werewolf-werewolf mating is deformed and sterile, so werewolves had to cruise the bars or the woods to propagate their species. In the TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness, only werewolf-human mating produces living children, while a pair of werewolves bumping uglies end up with [[FetusTerrible spiritual Ghost Children]] trying to kill the mother. Hybrids that couldn't transform became the Kinfolk and Wolf-blooded of the respective games.
** ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' had dhampirs and {{dhampyr}}s, the offspring of extremely thin-blooded vampires and humans. Thankfully, they haven't returned for the TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness yet.
*** Speaking of the UpdatedRerelease, [[EliteMooks Ghouls]] in both games are an aversion--while they do have some vampire-like powers and are immortal, that's beacuse they're normal humans who have drunk vampire blood--more [[TouchedByVorlons Touched By The Undead]] then Half Vampire. They are occasionally referred to as halfbreeds by ignorant Hunters.
*** The [[TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness NWOD's]] version of half-vampires turn up in ''Night Horrors: Wicked Dead'': Dampyr, the children of vampires and humans, walking curses on the Kindred. The presence of a Dampyr can utterly ruin a vampire's life, and the Dampyr may never realise what happened, because the effect they have on the Kindred is completely unconscious on their part.
** ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheDreaming'' featured kinain, changeling-human hybrids whose closest claim to fame was not driving fae sane.
*** Changelings themselves were half-human hybrids, as they were the result of a fae soul merging with a human soul. The Dark Ages book contrasts changeling with fae by showing how... well, off some of the Good People could be.
** While the changelings in ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'' are, for the most part, sterile, other creatures in the setting can have kids with humans. Fetches, the impostors [[TheFairFolk the Gentry]] leave behind when they take humans, can occasionally produce fetch-children (just a little bit odd) and fetch-spawn (evil incarnate). [[DreamPeople Incubi]], likewise, can occasionally produce cambions, children who can see fae things and who have an innate connection to the world of dreams.
** ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil'' features the Lucifuge, a Conspiracy made up of [[NumberOfTheBeast the six hundred and sixty six individuals on Earth at any one time]] who believe themselves to be children of pairings between humans and demons -- if not blood relatives of [[{{Satan}} the big guy himself]] -- and have chosen to defy their heritage. Their powers, which lean towards the conjuring of {{Hellfire}}, summoning of imps, and a stare that makes you relive all your worst sins, definitely lend credence to that belief.
*** Then there are "Les Enfants Diaboliques", the Lucifuge's {{evil counterpart}}s - they're the ones who chose to ''embrace'' their heritage...
* Averted in TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}, where the various metatypes (humans included) can breed freely with one another, but their offspring don't blend the traits of their parental strains. A child of different metatypes will have the type of its father, that of its mother, or (rarely) a completely different type. This is because metatypes are really more akin to breeds than separate species - elves and dwarves spontaneously began to show up in human births around 2010, while the first orcs and trolls were caused by a bizarre biological process called "Goblinization" that struck random humans shortly afterward.
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* This was already being parodied by the Victorian period: in Creator/GilbertAndSullivan's ''Theatre/{{Iolanthe}}'', Strephon is half a fairy, "The upper half, down to the waistcoat", and worriedly ponders what he'll do when his lower half grows old and dies.
* ''Bat Boy: The Musical'', which is based off the WeeklyWorldNews story.
* ''Amaluna'': Cali, the half-man, half-lizard pet of Miranda.
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* The computer game ''{{Arcanum}}'' carries the usual run of fantasy hybrids - half-elves, half-orcs, etc. Of particular interest here are the half-ogre race as an example of hybrids viewed in a negative light: [[spoiler:Half-ogres are a race created by a crude eugenics program. The game's rich gnomish society required a race of bodyguards, and found the rare half-ogres ideal. Because human mothers were a lot easier to obtain, this led to the mass kidnapping, rape, and eventually fatal impregnation of human women until there were enough half-ogres to continue the race in perpetuity. Gnomes are not nice people in this game.]]
** All the races are evolved from either humans or dwarves. Orcs, ogres and elves all came from humans; gnomes and halflings from dwarves. (Why we don't see gnome-halfling hybrids is less clear.)
*** They wouldn't be much different from either race, one can assume.
* Alucard, Dracula's half-vampire son in the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' games, though the vampires may not neccesarily be a non-human species in Castlevania.
** It is stated in at least one of the games that Dacula ''was'' a human, but when he lost his faith in God, he became something akin to a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent demon/vampire]].
* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', the Bretons are a racial blend of men and Altmer (elves), a result of generations of humans being enslaved by elves. As a result, the Bretons have more skill with magic than any of the other human races but lack the physical vulnerabilities of the elves.
** Positive example from ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'': the Septim Emperors, who are worshiped and claim a divine right to rule by virtue of being hybrids, in this case, between man and dragon (implied to be the god Akatosh). Their heritage also happens to make them the only ones who can use the game's {{MacGuffin}}s to raise and maintain the barrier between Tamriel and Oblivion. Failing that, Tamriel gets overrun by [[TheLegionsOfHell hordes of daedra]].
*** Also Agronak gro-Malog, "the Gray Prince", is half-orc, half-human. [[spoiler:Or rather, [[{{Dhampir}} half-vampire]].]]
*** Karliah of Skyrim's Thieves guild is rumoured to be one as she has violet eyes, opposed to the black and red eyes universal among Dunmer. However it may also be because she is a direct descendant of Queen Barenziah, who also shared this unique trait.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', the Dragonborn is often mistaken for one of these, even in-universe, with various characters joking questioning which [[HumanMomNonHumanDad parent was the Dragon?]] The truth however, is that their parents were ''always'' mortals, and biologically the Dragonborn is also mortal. However, the Dragonborn's ''soul'' is that of a dragon.
** True half-breeds are rare, since in most cases the mother's race determines what the child will be born as.
*** However it is stated via in-game material that all species of Men and Mer are biologically compatible and will generally be the mothers species with some traits from the father. This includes Orcs and Dunmer who were changed via divine intervention for various deeds and misdeeds.
* Asellus from ''VideoGame/SagaFrontier'', is a Half-mystic. In her case, she was an ordinary human given a blood transfusion from the Mystic who accidentally ran her over with his carriage. She became a hybrid as a result. Humans generally fear and hate the mystics due to their magic and oppressive nature (as noted when Asellus tries to visit her aunt), but despite what [[AllThereInTheManual guides]] tell you, the mystics, while somewhat mocking, mostly accept her. [[spoiler:Canonically, she remains half-mystic, but the game has three endings that can either have her remain that way or become fully human/fully mystic]]. Asellus, as a hybrid, can use both a limited movepool of magic and a bunch of human techniques.
* The Shokan in the ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' series are said to be half-human dragons, despite looking like the long-lost children of the Hindu cosmology's Shiva (which, coincidentally, one of the more popular Shokan is named after). Furthermore, the Shokan Kintaro is also part ''tiger'', thus further muddling the waters of Shokan DNA. (To be fair, though, Kintaro ''was'' originally going to be a simple tiger-man, which would still make him a HalfHumanHybrid.)
** Similarly, Mileena is a half-Edenian, half-Tarkatan Mutant, though due to her nature as an artificial clone, she could also be considered a MixAndMatchCritter.
** Finally, ''Mortal Kombat Armageddon'' protagonist/antagonist Taven and Daegon are half-Edenian, half God. Technically, Rain is also one, but that goes into {{retcon}} territory.
* ''FinalFantasy'' likes this trope.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', Cecil and [[spoiler:his brother Golbez]] are half-human and half-Lunarian. They're the same as regular humans mostly, but Cecil doesn't know of his heritage for most of the game, while [[spoiler:Golbez]] and Fusoya are both damn powerful mages.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' has [[spoiler:the character Terra]], half-human and half-Esper. This mostly manifests as occasionally losing control of her powers and being controlled by a SuperpoweredEvilSide, as well as the power to use magic innately. The game also has a number of Magitek soldiers, though Celes and Kefka are the two most reputable. In order for Magitek soldiers to even go into production, the Gestahlian Empire needed a living sample as a template -- the half-Esper. Celes is what happens when they get it right; Kefka's the result when they get it ''[[PsychoPrototype wrong]]''.
** ''Videogame/FinalFantasyVII'' has Aerith, the last of the Cetra or "Ancients," who had a human father and a Cetra mother. According to Professor Hojo, she's 18% less Ancient-y than her mother. She's mostly normal aside from the fact she [[HearingVoices hears the planet speak to her]], and can use magic without Materia.
*** In ''Final Fantasy VII'', regular humans are an offshoot of the Cetra anyway, descended from those who gave up their nomadic lifestyle and close connection to the Planet and thus lost the accompanying powers of empathy and healing.
** ''Videogame/FinalFantasyX'' had a typical villainous example in the form of Seymour, a half-human, half-Guado.
** The ''Videogame/FinalFantasyXI'' expansion ''Wings of the Goddess'' features Lilisette, a young woman who was part Hume, part Elvaan.
** ''Videogame/FinalFantasyXIIRevenantWings'' introduced the offspring race of an Aegyl and Viera ancestor.
* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' has some of the more horrific hybrids created by [[FusionDance direct human-demon fusion]] or [[PowersViaPossession demonic infestation]].
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', half-elves are treated as their own race, distinct from either humans or elves. They're also subject to prejudice from both species. It's never outright stated what degree of the other species makes one a half-blood, but there was a testing system in place to see if they were. Ironically, it's revealed that one has to have elven blood to use magic; thus, almost every single member of the team is descended from the offspring of elves and humans.
** Other than Genis and Raine (who are of elven blood), and Sheena (a far-removed descendant of elves), everyone eventually manages to work around this limitation in some way to use magic anyway. Zelos and Kratos both have {{magitek}} implants which let them cast spells, whereas Collete, [[spoiler:Kratos, Presea, and Lloyd]] all learn non-traditional magic abilities due to the [[spoiler:Cruxis Crystals slowly turning them into "angels" and/or [[AndIMustScream eating them from the inside]].]] Regal is the only one that never uses any real magic, as all of his techniques are ki attacks. In the sequel, Marta has far-removed elven ancestors like Sheena, and Emil [[spoiler:is actually a summon spirit.]]
* Since ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'' is the distant sequel of ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', the half-elven prejudice continues. One of the half-elves joins you. Her name is Arche Klein.
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfRebirth'', elves are replaced by beastmen/Gajuma. Those born between Huma (humans) and Gajuma are called 'Halves', and not only they suffer the heavy prejudice, they're also [[BlessedWithSuck stuck with a weak body]], which means, unless miracle happens, they tend to have short lifespans. There are two Halves existing in the game: one of the Four Shields Militsa, and [[spoiler:fortune-teller Hilda Rhambling, the latter joins you]].
** The party also finds a village with a significant population of halves.
* Dante and Vergil of ''Videogame/DevilMayCry'', sons of the devil Sparda and his human wife Eva.
** If you're willing to look past some story difficulties, Nero's a quarter-devil.
* Averted, subverted AND played straight in the 9th and 10th ''FireEmblem'' games, the [[{{Animorphism}} Laguz]] can only breed within a tribe (Beast Birds and Dragons) but each can breed with other groups in the tribe(Ravens with Herons, Red Dragons with Black Dragons) but can't breed with other tribes (no Hawk/Dragons), but any of them can breed with beorc. They play the 'outcast of society part' to a T as well, and that for whatever reason a Laguz that breeds with a Human loses their ability to transform. Branded (as Half-Human/Half-Laguz are known in the games) are outcasts of society and generally pitied or hated (or both). [[spoiler: Turns out that the reasoning behind the hatred towards Branded is entirely false. As Yune (a godly being) explains there was no great god-made edict that everyone thinks there is.]] Notable Branded characters include [[spoiler: Micaiah]], [[spoiler: whose grandmother was the Apostle of Begnion, who had planned to reveal her Branded status to the nation before she was assassinated]], [[spoiler: Soren]], [[spoiler: who is the son of Ashnard and Almedha, a princess of the Dragon Laguz tribe]], [[spoiler:Stefan]], [[spoiler: who is heavily implied to be descended from Soan, one of Ashera's three heroes, and lives in a village of branded that he eventually turns into a powerful country that he rules over as king]], and [[spoiler: Zelgius]], [[spoiler: whose Branded status is what led him to becoming Sephiran's most trusted servant.]]
** ''FireEmblem'' also had a few human-[[spoiler:dragon]] hybrids in the 6th and 7th games: [[spoiler: Sofiya in ''Fuuin no Tsurugi'' and Ninian and Nils in ''Rekka no Ken''.]]
*** Furthermore in the 6th game, depending on your pairing preferences, [[spoiler:Roy can end up three quarters human and one quarter dragon, since Ninian is one of the three main characters that Eliwood can end with.]]
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', Nowi and Tiki of the [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Manakete]] race, and Panne of the [[HairRaisingHare Taguel race]] can each potentially become the wife of one of the human males in the cast, which eventually leads to their hybrid children [[spoiler: from the future]] assisting them.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' normally averts this. Most interspecies couples have to take steps to avoid ''poisoning'' each other with their bodily fluids. Bearing children is right out of the question. The asari, however, can mate with and produce offspring with any species, but that offspring is ''always'' an asari; the mating process randomizes the asari partner's DNA; no DNA from the other partner is carried on. Asari culture even encourages mating with other species, leading to a great deal of [[FantasticRacism prejudice against the daughters of asari/asari unions]]. The reason for this prejudice is due to asari/asari unions having the rare chance to produce [[HorrorHunger Ardat-Yakshi]], who possess a birth defect that causes them to [[OutWithABang burn out]] the nervous system of anyone they mate with, causing their death.
** While offspring are always asari, they often seem to have traits taken from their fathers. A matriarch you can meet who had a krogan father is gleefully coarse and violent and has had more children than her species normally seem to give birth to, from several different alien partners (including Hanar). Whether this is due to [[NatureVsNurture genetics or being raised]] by said Krogan is up in the air. Mordin once sings a snippet of a patter song that included the lyrics "[[MayflyDecemberRomance Asari-vorcha offspring have an allergy to dairy]]", implying that there ''is'' some physiological difference.
** Parodied when Matriarch Aethyta half-jokingly suggests that she passed some of her own Krogan traits onto her daughter, [[spoiler: Liara, who has taken several [[TookALevelInBadass levels in badass]] since the first game. When Liara gets irritated at the suggestion that this might explain if she's ever had the bizarre urge to headbutt people, Aethyta then jokes that she's starting to go all "[[TheBerserker Blood Rage]]" on her]].
* Samus Aran, the protagonist of the ''{{Metroid}}'' series of videogames, technically qualifies. Though born to human colonists, she was raised by a race of humanoid birds called the Chozo; at the age of three, she was genetically manipulated into a half-Chozo hybrid, to allow her to survive the harsh conditions of the Chozo colony world Zebes. Despite being a hybrid, the changes to her DNA haven't altered her appearance. It's pretty clear she's not entirely human when she can jump twice her own height outside of the Power Suit, though.
** Complicated to the point of MixAndMatchCritter in ''Metroid Fusion'', wherein Samus is injected with Metroid DNA in order to save her life from a parasitic organism. This actually ''does'' alter her appearance somewhat, in that her Power Suit--which is biologically linked to her--grows a layer of Metroid flesh on its exterior.
* Youmu Konpaku, a half-''[[CuteGhostGirl ghost]]'' ([[BellisariosMaxim don't ask]]) bodyguard from the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' shooting-game series. Youmu is described as "half-human and half-ghost, half-dead and half-alive, half-phantom and half-reality, and altogether [[TheDitz half-baked]]. Yet she has [[DualWielding two swords]]." The supplemental serial, ''Curiosities of Lotus Asia'', stars the half-youkai Rinnosuke Morichika; however, this latter example is more notable for being the ''only'' {{canon}} humanoid male (aside from a couple of {{Posthumous Character}}s who exist only as names in the backstory) in the entire series, and a NonActionGuy to boot.
** Instead of one body like most hybrids, Youmu's ghost half exists as a ''separate'' entity that follows her around. Kind of like a daemon in ''HisDarkMaterials''.
** Backstory also gives us Youki Konpaku, Youmu's half-ghost father. And that just raises further questions.
*** Canonically though, we don't know whether Youki is Youmu's father or not even if they share the same family name. Backstory only mentioned that Youki is Youmu's predecessor and former teacher which means he can be either her father, grand father, or even uncle.
**** It is entirely possible that Youki and Youmu are unrelated. One of the two could have simply been adopted by the Konpaku house, either for potential, skill, or their species.
* Laharl of the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series is this.[[{{HumanMomNonhumanDad}} He has a human mother]]. Beyond a single character noting he is half-human after being told of his mother, no one ever refers to him as anything but a demon.Though being an overlord/prince might have something to with why he always called a demon(or for simplicity's sake). Plus, call him anything else, and he will send you straight to hell.
** Demons with some level of human lineage are rather common in the Disgaea universe, as turning from human to demon or angel can sometimes be as simple as applying for a new job title. According to Fenrich, for example, all [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves have some human ancestry]], which is why [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires can still gain power by drinking their blood]]. The only character officially confirmed to be a pure-blooded demon is [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories Adell]], who knows nothing about his true ancestry and [[{{Irony}} is proud to be 100% human]]]].
*** From the UpdatedRerelease of ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 3|AbsenceOfJustice}}'', we have Rutile, a [[{{Catgirl}} Half-Nekomata]] who also inverts HumanMomNonhumanDad.
* A half-sepp, half-human appears in [[spoiler:Endorph's ending]] in ''SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters''.
* Lilica (half-demon) and Konoha (half-dog) from ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart''.
* In a rare example of a hybrid between two non-human species, the ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' universe includes the Mok'Nathal, who are half-orc and half-ogre.
** Orc/ogres also exist in ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons D&D]]'': the offspring of a male ogre and female orc is a large, intelligent orc called an orog, whereas a female ogre and male orc produce a short, stupid ogre (covered, for no apparent reason, with bony protrusions) called an ogrillon.
** ''Warcraft'' also features Garona Halforcen. Originally she was described as half-orc and half-human; when [[{{Retcon}} changes in the timeline]] made that impossible, she was said to instead be half-orc and half-draenei. Later continuity changes made this seem unlikely...but it was finally confirmed in the latest issue of the comic series. Which would also explain why she still looks fairly young.
*** And then, there's [[spoiler:[[HeinzHybrid her son Med'an]]. Who looks ''more'' like a draenei than his mother does...despite the fact that his father is a ''human''.]] (Then again, he was a [[AWizardDidIt mage, which might have something to do with it]]...) And he's TheChosenOne.
**** Also, consider that draenei males look, well, more draenei than the females.
*** In the ''Burning Crusade'' expansion of ''World of Warcraft'', there is one half-orc half-draenei. He looks mostly like an orc but with a different skin color and a slightly different face.
** ''Warcraft'' also has half-elves, whose most famous example is the paladin Arator the Redeemer (the half-elven son of Turalyon and Alleria Windrunner).
* ''VideoGame/DragonFable'' gives us Nythera, a half dragon NPC. In a rather hilarious scene in one of her flashback quests, Nythera's parents, a human wizard and a dragon mother are sitting down at dinner. Said dinner is a ''live'' Chickencow (half chicken, half cow), and her mother is in ''dragon'' form about to devour it. Her father sees nothing unusual about this at all.
* Spoofed in "Reality 2.0" of ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxSaveTheWorld'', in which Bosco's avatar in an MMORPG is elf on one half of his body, and human on the other, as seen in the image for this page. Also used straight in a later episode, where Bosco changes time so that he's part cow. Dialogue in this part also implies that Sam and Max are "freakish animal-human hybrids", not just [[FunnyAnimal funny animals]].
** In the final episode of "The Devil's Toybox", [[spoiler: Sybil Pandemik shows up pregnant with the child of the mechanically animated Lincoln's statue]].
* Happens a few times in the ''StarOcean'' series. First is the [[VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory second game]] where in one of Claude and Rena's endings [[spoiler:Rena is six months pregnant]]. The [[StarOcean3 third game]] reveals that modern Expellians are the result of several millennia of this. Last is a hidden ending in the [[StarOcean4 fourth game]] where [[spoiler:Crowe not only survives, but marries Elayna, thus becoming Roddick's ancestor.]]
* The Tohno and Kishima families in {{Tsukihime}} and the supplementary materials like Kagetsu Tohya. Part demon, incidentally. Also Altrouge Brunestud, who is half Dead Apostle and half True Ancestor. In her case it's not actually entirely clear if True Ancestors are a genetically different species, however. Or if it was actually a cross breeding, though at least one has been confirmed.
* A number of the Servants in FateStayNight are partially divine. Lancer is the great grandson? of Balor, Hercules the son of Zeus and Gilgamesh is 2/3 god. What exactly constitutes a god in the {{nasuverse}} is incredibly vague, however. [[JerkassGods Except they all seem to be jerks]].
* In the {{Myst}} / {{Uru}} games, the D'ni are capable of interbreeding with humans, despite their far longer lifespans and light-sensitivity. Gehn, a half-human, seems to have lived nearly as long as a full-blooded D'ni (350+ ), whereas his quarter-D'ni son Atrus was an old man before 200. Atrus's children, being 1/8 D'ni, lack the light-sensitivity of their father and grandfather; their potential lifespan is unknown, but longer than a full-blooded human's.
* Jessica D'Alkirk from ''VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar'' [[VideoGameRemake and its remake]] is half-human and half-beastman.
* Partially subverted in ''Franchise/DragonAge''. The offspring of elves and humans are always human, although there appears to have been rare cases of half-dwarves.
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', though, includes Feynriel, the son of a human man and an elven woman, whose features are a mix of the two races. He may still be fully human but with having a hybrid appearance (namely, a more angular face and pointy ears).
* ''SandsOfDestruction'''s Naja is half-feral, being the offspring of a human woman and the previous Lupus Rex.
* BrutalLegend has [[spoiler:Eddie]], the offspring of a human and a demon. Considering what the demons look like, the romance between [[spoiler:Succoria and Riggnarok]] must have been a very, very special one.
* PhantasyStar IV has the eventual offspring of Chaz, an ordinary human, and Rika, a genetic construct. This doesn't really explain all the Newmans in the PSO games, though.
* This is the premise of HybridHeaven, in which synthesized, half-human Hybrids are living in a secret underground facility underneath Manhattan, and each and every one of them (well, not ALL of them) have a superiority complex to humans, and simply want to take over the world because they think they're better. They plan to replace the President of the United States with an analogue so he can launch a world-wide invasion. In reality, they are led by 'the Master', a Gargatuan [[spoiler:who is ultimately revealed to be a parasite that took over the Master's body]] who is called 'the Traitor' by fellow Gargatuans because of his take over the world plans. You, as [[spoiler:Secret Service Agent Johnny Slater, who the Hybrids cloned to get close to the President]] can't let this happen.
* The main character of ''RuneFactory 3'' is a half-Wooly (a sheep-like monster in the game), which leaves [[{{Squick}} some questions about his conception which are best kept alone]]. He can also marry a mermaid and have 1/2 fish, 1/4 sheep and 1/4 human children! He can also pick a [[spoiler:half-Phoenix]] and have 1/4 bird, 1/4 sheep and 1/2 human children!
* In LostKingdoms, the Dragonoid and Dragon Knight monsters are half-dragon, half-human. How this works is not entirely certain, as all of the dragons in the game are ''much'' bigger than humans...
* ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' games have half human hybrids.
** The hero in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIV'' is half-human and half-Zenithian.
** The hero in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'' is half-human and half-Dragovian.
* In ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'', Sveta, Volechek, and to varying extents, a majority of the Beastman populace all fall under this trope, having been formerly human just before and just following the Golden Sun event. It's uncertain if perhaps Volechek, as a boy (or if he's even the right age), underwent the transformation that many elderly Beastman recall throughout the game. It's also never mentioned if both of their parents were Beastman (their father definitely was), which might explain why Sveta appears as human as she does. It's also heavily implied at the end of the game that [[spoiler:a majority of Belinsk's inhabitants -- including all members of the band that played 'Arangoa Prelude' earlier -- were formerly human, as only the 'human-borns' developed aesthetic, and in some cases, 'super-Beastman' ([seemingly] only increases in vitality, IQ, etc.) alterations following the blast from the Apollo Lens and the end of the Grave Eclipse.]]
* The protagonist of the second ''{{Onimusha}}'', Jubei Yagyu, is part demon (or Oni) by way of his mother, Takajo.
* Despite fitting into the standard Mass Effect-y Star-Trekky milieu, this is happily averted in SwordOfTheStars - interbreeding is impossible (obviously with the insect and aquatic races) but refreshingly so with the two ape-based humanoids, the Humans and th Tarka - they can, hypothetically, have intercourse but without offspring due to genetic differences.
** For reference, the Tarka may be similar to primates, but they look like LizardFolk, and their females lay eggs.
* Aselia expresses a wish to bear Yuuto's child in ''EienNoAselia,'' however, it's unclear whether spirits can actually bear children at all since they are a OneGenderRace that merely pops into being rather than being born.
* In ''TheSims 2'', if a male Sim gets abducted there is a small chance they will be impregnated and have one of these. The aliens have black eyes, similar to TheGreys. They also often have extreme facial appearances (no nose, small nose) and personality (often will be mean and neat).
* One of the bosses of ''TheGunstringer'' is a half-lumberjack, half-alligator monstrosity.
* In the ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' series, [[spoiler: Adam and Eve]] were two humans who were part of a breeding program that [[spoiler: was started by the First Civilization to create hybrids of the master and slave races that possessed the sixth sense of "knowledge."]] Unfortunately, all that the humans carried over was the "Eagle Vision" that their descendants would possess, coupled with a natural resistance to the powers of the Pieces of Eden.
* Roddy, the main character of the Playstation sequel to VideoGame/BlasterMaster, and his sister Elfie are the offspring of the previous game's protagonist, Jason, and an alien female. However, Eve was a HumanAlien and the two have no discernible features from full humans, unless one counts that nonsense Eve tells Roddy how his alien half makes him more susceptible to evil.
* Expressly [[DefiedTrope defied]], for the most part, in ''{{Rift}}'': No hybrids between races unless planar beings such as [[ElementalEmbodiment shalastir]] (or, by extension, bahmi) are involved.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'', the royal family of the High Entia race has a tradition of accepting a [[HumansByAnyOtherName Homs]] consort for the purpose of bearing hybrids. The only distinguishing trait most of them have are slightly smaller headwings, and they still possess the long lifespans and ether manipulating abilities of their pureblooded kin. [[spoiler:They also have no risk of becoming monstrous Telethia, which is the primary reason that they were created.]]
* The ''Franchise/ShiningSeries'' is filled with various human/animal mixes. Some of which are playable characters but most are enemies.
** The ''VideoGame/ShiningTheHolyArk'' introduces a half dragon hybrid by the name of Basso.
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' has [[http://i.imgur.com/DBkUF.jpg Crossbreed Priscilla]], who is half dragon half humanoid of vague origin. She was shunned and hated her entire life for being an "abomination", eventually ending up within a PocketDimension called the Painted World of Ariamas. Interestingly, she is a NonMaliciousMonster, and the only boss who doesn't immediately try to murder the player, instead kindly explaining how to escape the Painted World.
* ''MagicalDiary'' has Damien, a demon/human hybrid. He claims that he's a [[ChangelingTale changeling]] and has no idea who his real parents are. [[spoiler:He later admits that he was a deliberate hybrid, created to try and remove the weaknesses in his demon ancestry. It worked, too.]] From the looks of some other students, he's not the only hybrid in the school either.
* Being based on ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', the ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' series has them by the truckload. Aribeth de Tylmarande in the first game may be a half-elf (she's either that or full-blood, and the game is never clear which). Xanos Messarmos from ''Shadows of Undrentide'' is a half-orc. Valen Shadowbreath from ''Hordes of the Underdark'' is a tiefling (he's specifically part demon).
** [[VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2 The sequel]] has Neeshka, another tiefling (one-quarter devil this time), and the {{NPC}} aasimar twins Joy and Light of Heavens. ''Mask of the Betrayer'' has Gannayev-of-Dreams, a hagspawn (male offspring of a [[OneGenderRace hag]] and a human male), and Kaelyn the Dove, a half-celestial. ''Storm of Zehir'' goes to town on it: Finch the half-elf bard, Quarrel the half-drow warlock, Belueth the aasimar rogue, and Grykk the half-orc ''[[SquareRaceRoundClass paladin]]''. Plus a couple of genasi {{NPC}}s.
* Well, half-sentient-non-human-alien, anyway: In ''Videogame/IMissTheSunrise'', [[spoiler:Daszk]] is half-[[LizardFolk lacertian]], half-[[TheUsualAdversaries Lesser]].
* In ''HeroesOfMightAndMagic'' V and VI, the beastmen races were created by wizards, experimenting on criminals in order to create new species that could be used as slaves. Variants of beastmen known to exist include [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent goblins,]] [[OurOrcsAreDifferent orcs]] and {{Cyclops}} (all created from crossing humans with various types of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon]]), [[HarpingOnAboutHarpies harpies]], [[OurCentaursAreDifferent centaurs]] (human/[[HellishHorse nightmare]]), [[ALoadOfBull minotaurs]], [[SharkMan sharkpeople]], Lamasu (human/manticore hybrids that look like winged sphinxes), and [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent mermaids]] (supposedly human/dolphin hybrids, although they look nothing like dolphins).
** And then there's Yog from III, who's half-human, half-genie. And Gelu, who is half-human, half-snow elf.
* In {{Binary Domain}}, [[spoiler: Faye]] is a half human half machine hybrid which is born from an artifical womb of a female hollow child, granting immunity to diseases, greater strength, speed and intelligence.
* ''VideoGame/WildStar'' has the Luminai, the [[BenevolentPrecursors half-Eldan]] Cassians that lead the Dominion.
* Kokonoe from VideoGame/{{Blazblue}} is the only half-human, half-cat hybrid in the series.
* ''VideoGame/DungeonMakerIITheHiddenWar'': In addition to creatures like the centaur enemies, there are also a few half human hybrids as named characters: notably Niko the apprentice at the magic shop who is half witch, as well as [[TheHero the Dungeon Maker]] and the BigBad, who are both half demon.
* In ''VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars'', Eiji and Julia are part alien, thanks to a "genetic equalizer" device and a woman into InterspeciesRomance among the "Boazan empire" folk who rescued their Earthling father from deep space.
* The title character of the ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'' series. As the name of her fourth game proclaims, she is a [[OurGeniesAreDifferent half-genie hero]]. Little is seen of full-blood genies and Shantae has many magical abilities, but dialogue (as well as a battle with a full-genie Shantae) suggests that full geniues are much more powerful.
* The Wasp Lady in ''VideoGame/{{Harvester}}'' is the CrazyCatLady of the town, utterly obsessed with wasps and keeping entire hives in her house. If the player kills her, she falls over from the table she was sitting at, and Steve finds out there's ''another'' reason she's called that...
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* Cade Masters from ''Webcomic/TwiceBlessed'' is 3/4 human, 1/4 elf. (His father was a human and his mother a half-elf).
* Akaino Fenrir, from ''Webcomic/AcademiconExVirtus'' As revealed in his character profile, Akaino's parents were a Mage and a Werewolf. Assuming Mages are human, that qualifies him for this trope.
* Grace Sciuridae, from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', is a hybrid of a human and ''two'' alien species (one of which is non-sentient), as well as a terrestrial squirrel, having been created by {{Mad Scientist}}s through a combination of BizarreAlienBiology and genetic engineering as a TykeBomb.
** Also her "brothers" Guineas, Hedge, and [[GenderBender Vlad/Vladia]].
** Dan at least explored some less glamorous possibilities -- in more or less ideal circumstances of the Second Life AlternateUniverse, a lot of awkwardness and heart-breaking happened just because [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2006-08-28 Archie]] inherited anatomy mostly from human ancestors and psychophysiology mostly from tele-empathic shapeshifting androgynous Uryuoms. Vlad was a broken result of the same progeny-shaping experiment as Grace.
* In ''Triquetra Cats'', the Soricha family has an :adopted" sister named Vyolette who is half demon. Vyolette was raised by Ariel Soricha after Ariel was contracted to kill Vyolette's demon father.
* In the webcomic ''Webcomic/ErrantStory'', half-elves are often magically powerful, but prone to WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity, provoking a war of near-extermination by the elves in the distant past.
** And the whole reason that the Errants were formed was because it was found that Elves could breed more easily with Humans than with other Elves for some unknown reason. It was only decades later that Errants suddenly started going bad at random.
*** Part of the appeal for a human lover was that elves idolized the concept of losing a lover before you grew tired of each other, so you could remember them for how much you loved them. Humans, with their comparatively short life spans, were very well suited for this.
** First-generation hybrids are usually healthy. But repeated interbreeding between Errants can cause defects, some very severe. Exacerbated by the fact that Errants tend to be 'stuck' in their original 'mold', so it is nearly impossible to permanently heal congenital defects.
* Parodied [[http://starslip.com/2006/03/03/starslip-number-206/ here]], in ''Webcomic/StarslipCrisis''.
* [[spoiler:Veser]] in ''Webcomic/HannaIsNotABoysName'' is the child of a human and a selkie.
* And then there's ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell''. The central family is itself several mixed species, and while the setting has a bias against {{interspecies romance}}s, it really is more inter-diet relationships (carnivore vs herbivore vs insectivore). As far as strict species goes...
** Rudy Dewclaw: half grey wolf, half red fox. Lives and looks like a wolf.
** Fiona Fennec, his girlfriend: half red fox, half fennec. Lives as fox and fennec, and aside from an ethnic pride group, no one cares.
** Coney Dewclaw, his half-sister: half grey wolf, half rabbit. Rabbit looks, wolf appetite.
** Lindesfarne Dewclaw, his adopted stepsister: former human, then hedgehog, then talked into being a porcupine, then realised is a hedgehog, dating a bat. 'Diaper a flying hedgehog', indeed.
** Corrie Dewclaw, Rudy's ... cousin, I guess. Half grey wolf, half sheep. Lives and looks like a sheep, but don't get her mad.
*** Yes, she's Rudy's cousin. Corrie's father Ralph and Rudy's mother Kell are brother and sister.
** Francis Fennec, Fiona's new half-brother. God knows what he is--the geneticists can't figure it out either. Looks like a ball of fluff. Father is a fennec, mother's a former human, current rabbit with the old human preferences.
*** Turns out, [[spoiler:he's human, due to Danielle being originally human. Lindesfarne theorizes the same would happen to her children.]]
** And there's some minor mixes, like a half-moth half-firefly who orbits himself, or the illicit baby between a turtle and a weasel. Confused yet?
** There is a bit of a subversion though: as revealed on Lindefarne's blog, [[spoiler:human genes are dominant -- no matter what the offspring of a human or former-human relationship looks like at birth they will always become completely human within a few months]]. This is based off of the discredited theory that people "evolve" from single-celled organisms, to fish, to reptiles, to mammals, to monkeys, and so-forth, ''all while they're still in the womb'', but it certainly makes for a few interesting plot points.
* ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures''
** Lorenda is half-demon mare, half... cow. This essentially makes her a carnivorous cow, but to the chagrin of her demonic mother, she only eats evil creatures -- like door-to-door salesmen! Now she's grown wings... but they're hilariously tiny and useless. Her demon mom is embarrassed.
** Also Jyrras, whose father is a pureblood Kangaroo Rat, but his mother is only half that... the ''[[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_327.php first]]'' half.
** Creator Amber Williams has created a side comic arc to describe exactly what species of furre can inter-breed and exactly what will result from such a breeding.
* In ''Webcomic/YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic'', the character of Glon is a (much put-upon) half-human half-orc. There are also half-brothers Cadugan and Taidor. They share a human mother, but Cadugan's father is an elf (Prince Glitterbranch of the Wood-Elves, no less!) and Taidor's father was a Satyr.
* The ''D&D'' example(s) above were [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0555.html parodied]] in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', which, being derived from ''D&D'' rules, has no shortage of its own examples.
** The most notable being the half-orc Thog; other half-orcs with significant screen time include Bozzok and the subject of the aforementioned strip, Therkla.
** Pompey the half-elf is himself a parody of this trope; apparently in this universe, half-elves have ''one'' pointed ear.
** Meanwhile, Roy's mother is [[IWantGrandkids happily anticipating]] the logical consequences of [[InterspeciesRomance Celia and Roy's romance]].
--->'''Sara Greenhilt:''' I want to be able to hear the pitter-patter of little feet -- or the whoosh-whoosh of little wings, as the case may be.
** A literal-minded orc also lampshades the assumption that "half-X" assumes the other half is human. "Grog half orc. Other half, also orc."
** Enor the bounty hunter is a Half-Dragon Half-Ogre: Half blue dragon, half ogre... or one quarter ogre, one quarter human, it's not entirely clear.
** Most recently, [[spoiler:Girard Draketooth's surname is revealed to have originated from him being the son of a half-dragon. Unfortunately, his dragon grandfather was a Black Dragon of a certain family tree...]]
* Parodied in ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'', where the character [[HeinzHybrid Ranger]] is half-elf, who is also one-quarter Leifinish. The final quarter is "half-orc". (He is also actually a dual-class character, but both classes are "ranger".)
* Parodied in a SevTrek cartoon about what characters might appear in the next ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series. The winner was: ''a Klingon/tribble hybrid torn by hatred for its two sides and constantly annoyed by questions of how its parents got together to mate.''
* Benn'Joon, the priestess from ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup''. If we go by appearances, she's a [[{{Warcraft}} Blizzard]] troll...but she's definitely ''[[http://www.lfgcomic.com/page/23 not]]'' one of the setting's [[AllTrollsAreDifferent trolls]]. Her race is never out-and-out stated; she's referred to as a "female of unknown pedigree." And speculating about her ancestry on any appropriate forum ''will'' lead to heated debate.
** Although according to a recent comic, it appears that she may be at least [[spoiler: Half-Elven. Assuming her mother is indeed Captain Tah'Vraay]].
* The genetic cocktail that spawned Molly and Galatea in ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' did contain some human DNA, albeit not much. In fact, [[spoiler:it was Jean's, making her their biological mother, just "a little bit."]]
* ''Webcomic/TheChallengesOfZona'' has Ginsha, a half human/half [[LizardFolk Urrt]] woman. There's also a Snake Clan among the [[ProudWarriorRace Erogenians]] many of whom have varying degrees of Urrt blood
* ''Webcomic/FetchQuestSagaOfTheTwelveArtifacts'' has quite a few---Angels (half-avian), Dragons (half-lizard), Merfolk. There's even a HalfHumanHybrid made by [[InterspeciesRomance mating the Angels and Dragons]] together, though it's very rare for that to happen.
* ''Webcomic/MSFHigh'': Most demi humans are these on varying human to animal ratio's with domestic's being on the human end of the scale and martials being on the animal end.
* [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=84608 Dolly Bird]] and [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=115038 G-Nat]] from EverydayHeroes are both half-human genetically engineered beings. They are two of the few successful experiments by their creator/father, the [[ShoutOut Somewhat-Below-Average Evolutionary]].
* ''Webcomic/GoblinHollow'': [[http://www.rhjunior.com/GH/00066.html Half-giant]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Juathuur}}'', Thoss and Thlassa are half-solluu (fish people) and half-juathuur (humans with powers).
* ''Webcomic/AMagicalRoommate'' has an interesting example in the case of X and Alexis. Their mother, who was born a black fairy, shapeshifted to a human form she kept for her pregnancy... well, for the most part. This has made the twins roughly ninety-eight percent human and two percent fairy.
* And parodied in ''Webcomic/AnsemRetort''; when Zexion insists that Hercules be one of these, Hercules replies that his top half is centaur and his bottom half is human.
* The amorphs from ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' are capable of creating offspring with any species, although the children are identical to normal amorphs. An offer to make children to Breya by Schlock causes a lot of {{squick}} reactions, but although she turns him down, they are able to talk about it in friendly terms after the humans realize amorph reproduction doesn't involve sex.
** Schlock himself apparently has a human grandmother.
** For explanation, [[spoiler: the amorph would imprint desired personality traits from their partner onto an asexually-produced amorph spawn.]]
* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' [[spoiler:Antimony is part [[ElementalEmbodiment Fire Elemental]].]]
--> '''Coyote:''' [[LampshadeHanging What an interesting first union that must have been!]]
* In {{Strays}}, [[http://www.straysonline.com/comic/154.htm such hybrids are one target]] of the FantasticRacism.
* ''Webcomic/ImpureBlood'':
** [[http://www.impurebloodwebcomic.com/Pages/Chapter005/ib025.html Roan's mother]]
** [[http://www.impurebloodwebcomic.com/Pages/ISSUE07Pages/ib154.html Dara's heritage.]]
* In ''Webcomic/TryingHuman'', 6 seems to be an artifically engineered human-Grey hybrid. [[BerserkButton Although...]]
--> '''Roger:''' So you're half and half then?
--> '''6:''' ''[[http://www.tryinghuman.com/comic.php?strip_id=311 I'm not HALF anything!]]''
* In ''Webcomic/{{Endstone}}'', ''[[http://endstone.net/comic/issue-1-page-10/ Cole is half-deer]]'' Then, her mother Kyri is a full deer -- really, ignore how she looks.
* In ''Webcomic/AccidentalCentaurs'', the two main characters appear to be half-human/half-equine beings.
* Mara from ''Webcomic/ElfBlood'' is half dark elf, half human. According to TKO, there aren't that many half-elves, most likely to do with the hidden nature of the elves.
** Carlita Delacroix is also half-human. Her other half is feline spirit incarnum (fleshy forms of natural spirits).
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=4058 Lil' Evil, apparently]].
* In ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'', [[spoiler: Shelly is a human/sphinx hybrid. This gives her most of the powers of a sphinx, but with a human lifespan. Later revealed to be a human/sphinx/Titan hybrid (her mother was lying).]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Fans}}'' deconstructs the trope with Zaha, an engineering student who was merged with her pet cat in a freak accident, and ended up a CatGirl. She has to take several kinds of medicine daily just so her body can function, and [[IJustWantToBeNormal longs for humanity]]. [[spoiler: Eventually she exchanges bodies with a member of FurryFandom, who is thrilled.]]
* One of the main Characters of ''Fungus Grotto'' has ended up in world dominated by faeries, and a scene that was shown with her mother implies that she might be some kind of Human/Fey hybrid
* Wyrmspawn in ''Webcomic/WizardSchool'' is a half-dragon, half-human hybrid leading the Dragonkin.
* Keti of ''Webcomic/{{Footloose}}'' is half human, quarter werewolf and quarter nymph. Unfortunately that leaves her vulnerable to bouts of violent insanity.
* ''Webcomic/{{Underling}}'' leads one to believe this of [[spoiler:Lazarus]], though he ends up not being so.
* Leraje Que'vann from ''Webcomic/{{Zelfia}}'' is a demon-human hybrid.
* In ''Webcomic/DragonMango'', Mango herself was the first, but not the last, child of a human and a Dragonslayer.
** Also, Peaches, when her father tells her story.
* In ''Webcomic/BlueYonder'', [[http://www.blueyondercomic.net/comics/1729438/blue-yonder-chapter-3-page-1/ Nimbus talks of how they look after children on her planet, so apparently Blue Yonder and Maiden Flight.]]
* In ''Webcomic/FairyDust'', all humanoid races can breed with most others, and humans aren't shy to do so. One extra character appears to be half troll, with a few scars hinting that he had surgery to look more typically human.
* In the {{Webcomic/Hotblood}} universe, this is deconstructed. If a human/centaur couple defies societal norms and gets together, any attempt at having biological kids are hampered by the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enumclaw_horse_sex_case mechanics]] first, but if conception somehow takes place, the pregnancy will be full of complications and biological defects.
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* NewVindicators has a lot of these running around-the primary source for superpowers comes from being a Neo-Sapien, which are all descended from Nephilim, who are half human, half fallen angel.
* In ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'', there are half-demons, half-dwarves and half-elves.
* There are, in the ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum, a number of half-human Agents. These come from a great many different continua.
** Especially the ex-sues.
* Shane Myers from StrangeLittleBand is half alien, half human but most of his colleagues don't know this. The identity of his alien father is important later in the story.
* Several characters in the fantasy webnovel ''Literature/TalesOfMU''. Most notably Mackenzie, a half-demon.
* Caleb "Half-Face" from ''LittleLennyPenguinAndTheGreatRedFlood'', tween-turned-[[EldritchAbomination eldritch]].
* ''Literature/{{Elcenia}}'': Rhysel is a halfblood, which is an interesting version of this trope. Though ''she'', specifically, is half-elf and half-human, she would have the same characteristics were she 1/256th human or elf, hence "halfblood", since "half-elf" would limit the term to genotype rather than phenotype.
* [[http://wiki.rpg.net/index.php/File:MPost2876-c69b9ff0d2.jpg Yet another joke]] on the subject of the other half being ''assumed'' human. Half-elf, yes...
* In Literature/TheLayOfPaulTwister, Sarah is half-human, apparently as the result of a magical curse. The nature of the curse is that ''what the other half is'' varies from one day to the next: she might [[BodyHorror go to sleep as a half-elf and wake up the next day as a half-ogre]], for example.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', Dr. Savarius tried to create hybrids with the same abilities as gargoyles. To do that, he [[LegoGenetics injected human test subjects with the DNA of jungle cats, bats and electric eels]]. Later, Thailog has him create Delilah by combining DNA from Demona and Elisa.
** {{Averted}}, however, in a human/gargoyle relationship, which cannot normally produce children. (Note that gargoyles lay eggs.) WordOfGod does leave some room open for magical and/or scientific advancements in that area, though. Goliath and Elisa apparently adopt a human son at some point, however, as that kid's descendant would have been a main character in a proposed SpinOff.
** [[spoiler:Fox]], on the other hand, is a straight version, with a human father who unwittingly married a [[TheFairFolk Child of Oberon]] (or [[spoiler:ex-wife of Oberon]] as the case may be). By extension this makes her son [[spoiler:Alexander]] magical as well.
** WordOfGod also says that [[PhysicalGod Oberon]] himself had two children with human women: {{Merlin}} and the changeling boy from ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream.'' Apparently members of this race can mate with just about anything, since the New Olympians are also descended from them.
* Rex Stewart aka Warhawk, the son of GreenLantern John Stewart and Hawkgirl Shayera Hol.
--> '''Static''': "Shayera was one cranky pregnant lady. Although to be fair, if I'd laid an egg that size..."
* ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' naturally picked this up from ''{{Macross}}'', but had notable examples of its own.
** Komillia Jenius from Macross became Dana Sterling, both in her initial appearances during the Macross Saga and in the overwritten ''Robotech'' dub of ''SuperDimensionalCavalrySouthernCross'', renamed "The Masters Saga". The reason given for her hair changing from blue-green (in the Macross segments) to blonde was the increasing amounts of anti-Zentraedi (and Zentraedi-hybrid, naturally) prejudice in the Armies of the Southern Cross. As a result, Dana dyed her hair to avoid the hassle. As both ''Southern Cross'' and The Masters Saga had a rather anti-alien, xenophobic military as a major plot point, this {{Retcon}} was actually rather well done.
** Near the end of The Masters Saga, Dana has a protoculture-induced vision of a sister she's never known, born to her parents after they left Earth on the SDF-3. In the Robotech novel continuity, this character became Aurora Sterling. In the animated continuity as progressed by ''Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles'', this became hot shot fighter ace Maia Sterling.
** In the "The Next Generation" saga that made up the last third of ''Robotech'', we were treated to Marlene, an amnesiac young woman who was [[spoiler:actually Ariel, the first attempt of the Invid Regis to further evolve her race into human form.]] Furthermore, the Invid prince Corg and Invid Princess Sera are both Invid-human hybrids, due to the Invid Regis's belief in humanity's evolutionary superiority to her own race's original form.
* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' has Ben training a band of kids with powers similar to his original aliens (or at least he SHOULD be training them, but the animators don't seem to want to have to draw massive amounts of cast members each episode, so the status quo of three is maintained) to fight the alien BigBad. Interestingly, these kids are all hybrids of aliens of varying species and children of Plumbers (who have all been given badges that act as tracking devices, making them easy to find), which makes you wonder if an interest in alien reproduction is a requirement to join the Plumbers... And the fact that a human shouldn't even be able to touch an alien made of lava can be handwaved with the use of alien technology, should any fan get a case of FridgeLogic.
** Manny is half-Tetramand (Fourarms's species), Helen is half-Kineceleran ([=XLR8=]'s species), and Alan is half-Pyronite (Heatblast's species). While Alan can switch between his human and alien forms, Manny and Helen stay looking like Kineceleran and Tetramand.
** Ben and Gwen's grandmother was an Anodite, making them only three quarters human.
*** Ben, Gwen, and her brother Ken are a headache to think about. [[spoiler:The Anodite are energy beings, and therefore don't have genetics as such. It's implied that Grandma ''made'' a human form. If she made it genetically Terran Human, that means the kids are ''genetically'' full human, but still one fourth alien. Yeah]]
** [[spoiler:Kevin.]]
* Used [[{{Squick}} disgustingly]] in ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}''. During the season one finale, the Warden--who has been stuck in an extra-dimensional temporal prison--returns to the titular Superjail to find that the inmates have been forced to rebuild society in his absence. They didn't have any women, so they [[InterspeciesRomance had to make do with the canary.]]
-->'''Warden:''' What has gotten ''into'' the inmates?
-->'''Alice''': Looks like a whole lot of bird dick.
** Earlier in the same episode, it's revealed that the scientists have been trying (with little success) to make these in an effort to create more docile inmates.
* [[spoiler:[[TransformersAnimated Sari Sumdac]]]] is half human and half ''{{Transformer|s}}''. She's essentially a [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Maximal]] with a human as her beast mode.
* Roxy of ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' is a half fairy; [[spoiler:Queen Morgana is her mother]].
** Then again, there are no male fairies, so there may not be such thing as a "half fairy."
* On an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' where Timmy wishes the world were like a comic book, Francis becomes a half bull monster [[DumbMuscle the Bull-E]]. In another episode, Vicky becomes a harpie.
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' is half ghost. So are [[BigBad Vlad Masters]] and [[OppositeSexClone Danielle Phantom]].
** No breeding between ghosts and humans was involved: the former two were both results of [[FreakLabAccident lab accidents]], and the latter was cloned.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Kif has (accidental) half-(mutant) human/half-Amphibiosan children with Leela. No, [[MisterSeahorse Leela didn't get pregnant]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'' and ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'', both title characters were half-Eternian and half-Earthling, since Queen Marlena was an astronaut from Earth.
* One Halloween episode in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' revolved around Maggie's real father being an alien.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' involved a [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Twi'lek]] woman and her two half-human, half-twi'lek children as major characters.
** The Dathomirian species is the result of generations of crossbreeding between the human Nightsisters and the Zabrak Nightbrothers. They're also a case of BizarreSexualDimorphism and GenderEqualsBreed, as the Nightsisters look like extremely pale-skinned humans, while the Nightbrothers look like full-blooded Zabraks.
* Marceline from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' was born a half-human, half-demon. She became a vampire at some point during the gap before her debut in the show.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', we find out that spirits can do a version without reproduction. They [[DemonicPossession possess a human]], and the human takes on [[BodyHorror some of the spirit's traits, which remain once the spirit leaves]]. If the spirit ''doesn't'' leave, the human dies. During the [[WhenThePlanetsAlign Harmonic Convergence]], however, a spirit can permanently fuse with a human without hurting them. This is the source of the Avatars: They are humans fused with the light spirit Raava. The (internal) mutations this causes is what allows them to bend all four elements. In the season 2 finale, [[spoiler:not only does Unalaq become a Dark Avatar by mirroring the process with Raava's opposite Vaatu, but Raava is ripped from Korra and destroyed. However, Korra remains a human/light spirit hybrid, and retains her bending abilities]].
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' stars a boy with a human father, whose mother was one of the Crystal Gems. He looks entirely human, except that he has a Gem in his navel which gives him magical powers.
* In the 2012 incarnation of ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|2012}}'' [[spoiler:April]] is revealed to be half-human and half-alien.

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[[folder:Other]]
* [[LimyaaelsFantasyRants Limyaael]] discusses these in her [[http://limyaael.livejournal.com/152437.html hybrid heroes]] rant.
* Bat Boy, of WeeklyWorldNews fame obviously qualifies.
* [[http://blog.shakespearegeek.com/2010/10/twenty-bits-of-shakespeare-trivia-you.html This]] blog post on ''Shakespeare Geek'' claims, [[BlatantLies among other things]], that Shakespeare was half human, half Australian Frilled Lizard.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* ConspiracyTheorist David Icke claims in his book ''The Biggest Secret'' that the world is secretly ruled by reptilian aliens who can take human shape and interbreed with humans.
** Specifically, ''12-foot tall specimens that drink human blood''. Apparently, the Jewish Anti-Defamation League got annoyed, and cited the whole ''Elder Protocols'' schtick to suggest that when talking about reptilians, he meant Jews. [[spoiler:Those that know him suggest that when he talks about reptilians, he means it.]]
** Sounds like he read a little too much Robert E. Howard pulp novels. 'King Kull'' has the same plot points.
* There was a Russian scientist in the early 20th century who attempted to create a Humanzee, but apparently none of his experiments panned out & his funding was eventually cut.
** Interesting that in all accounts of trying to inseminate human women with ape sperm, the ape always happen to die shortly before the scheduled date.
** For the curious, said scientist was [[http://www.cracked.com/article_17039_9-real-life-mad-scientists.html Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov]] (#5 on the list, bottom of the first page). Apparently, the story gets even stranger.
** [[http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4219 Thoroughly examined here]]. Ivanov can be conservatively described as having been a completely insane crackpot, but stories of surviving ''Humanzee'' creations are the accounts of conspiracy theories with no evidence behind them and most of what we know of biology arguing for its near impossibility.
* Subverted with Oliver, a wild-born chimpanzee raised in a human household. Because of his bald features and preference for bipedal walking, he was long suspected to be a human/chimp hybrid, but [=DNA=] tests eventually determined that he's a chimpanzee from a wild population with slightly less fur and smaller heads than most. Walking upright is a behavior he learned by copying humans.
** Just to clinch the argument, he ended up with crippling arthritis in his back and feet from walking upright, and had to spend his twilight years knuckle walking like a normal chimp. He just wasn't built for that stunt, and it wore his body down like ballet wears down a ballet dancer.
* State Representative William "Tracy" Arnold R-MS attempted to introduce House Bill 819, the Protection of the Human Person Act, to [[DefiedTrope prevent this trope]]. The response from anyone in Congress who actually knew anything about science amounted to "You're trying to solve a problem that doesn't exist."
** Apart from human+animal sperm+egg nonsense, it broadly outlaws genetically engineered embryos and intelligent nonhumans.
* Most people from northern Europe can trace up 4% of their DNA to neandrathals, and it is believed that there was interbreeding in the past.
** Not that that amounts to much. Humans are still 99.9% identical genetically when you get right down to it, and since Neanderthals were virtually identical to humans anyway, most of that DNA was identical to the DNA we already had just came from a different source. The few new genes we got from Neanderthals still fall into that one-tenth of a percent that makes us distinct.
*** Or rather, Neanderthals ''were'' humans, just a separate subspecies from the Cro-Magnons who were the first "modern" humans. The ancestors of Neanderthals were the first humans to leave Africa, while the Cro-Magnons evolved and left Africa later. Interbreeding was apparently relatively common when they met, as all humans of non-African descent today have at least some Neanderthal DNA.
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