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[[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Whether huge and hideous or helical and handsome]], having horns can hamper the head of hatless heroes and hated hostiles homologously. [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Habitants]] of {{Hell}} haggle {{Holy Halo}}s for [[HotAsHell hot horns]]. Horned heads of [[BeastMan hairy hombres]] and [[GorgeousGorgon hembras hermosas]] highlight the {{Half Human Hybrid}}s' heterogeneous heritage that [[PettingZooPeople hybridizes human with hoofed husbandry.]]

The Horned Humanoid hails from the [[Myth/GreekMythology Hellenic]], characteristically hefting the horns of haughty rams, honored stags, hilarious goats, and hoary bulls. Humorously, holding a single horn hardly ever heralds [[{{Unicorn}} holiness]].

Subtrope of MonstrousHumanoid.

Not be confused with HornyDevils, although some examples of that might be examples of this. An important aspect of the BigRedDevil physical archetype. Many an evil example sports HornsOfVillainy. A few might be CuckoldHorns (or compared to them). See also CrownOfHorns.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/AoNoFuuin'' depicts Oni with small, sharp horns on their heads.
* Nosferatu Zodd from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''. He loses one of his horns after fighting against Griffith.
* Sabato from ''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokuroChan''.
* Humans possessed by demons in ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' often look like this. The protagonist himself gains a pair of fiery horns when using his flames.
* The demons in ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' all have horns that mind link them to Pandemonium. Pandemonium controls their actions to a certain degree via this link and constantly supplies their "legion" cells with energy. If their horns are ever removed they must find an alternate source of power, such as a human's soul via a contract, or else they will die after their "legion" is depleted.
* In ''Anime/DarlingInTheFranxx'', we have Zero Two. She has a pair of small red horns on the top of her head and the headband she wears connects to them for an unknown purpose. Since she's [[HalfHumanHybrid part-klaxosaur]], the horns probably come from her klaxosaur blood.
* Franchise/{{Digimon}}: [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Devimon, Wargreymon]], [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 Flamedramon (a rhino-like nose-horn)]], [[Anime/DigimonFrontier Agunimon]], and [[Anime/DigimonXrosWars Yakasmon]].
* Frieza, King Cold, Captain Ginyu, and Dabura of ''DragonBall'' fame. In Frieza's case, they're most prominent in his first and second forms (the second, in particular, looks rather Satanic), and vanish entirely when he crosses the BishonenLine.
* The two princesses of Ledomiam in ''Drakuun''.
* The Diclonii, the pink-haired, [[OneGenderRace always female]], [[PsychicPowers psychic]] and ([[AlternateCharacterInterpretation gener]][[NatureVersusNurture ally]]) [[AxCrazy homicidal]] HumanSubspecies from ''Manga/ElfenLied'' have horns that [[{{Moe}} conveniently enough]] look like [[{{Kemonomimi}} cat ears]].
* Aries, The Spirit King, Taurus, and Capricorn from ''Manga/FairyTail''.
** Also Elfman while using full body Take Over, Fried while using Dark Ecriture: Darkness, and Natsu in one of the original sketches.
** [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Seliah]] of the Tartaros Guild has these, which are really the only way you can tell she is a demon. [[spoiler: They get even bigger when she goes OneWingedAngel.]]
* The characters who are souls encased in armor from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' tend to have these, notably Al and Barry the Chopper.
** Roa gets this a little bit while fighting [[LargeHam Major Armstrong]]. He ''is'' half cow.
* Hanyuu from ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' has two horns on her head, one of which is chipped slightly. No one ever comments on their appearance. [[spoiler:In the original visual novel, it's shown that she still had them when she was a living human, hinted to be due to a recessive genetic defect. They're a large part of the reason why she ended up being sacrificed, since her horns led people to think she was a demon.]]
* Ririchiyo and Shoukin from ''Manga/InuXBokuSS'' is this when they access their youkai heritage.
* A little hanyou girl in the ''Manga/InuYasha'' movie has tiny curling horns rather like a ram. The many oni are depicted with the traditional single horn.
* The Pillar Men from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. Although they keep them hidden as displaying them is a sign of honor.
* Akura-Ou, a powerful demon lord, from ''Manga/KamisamaKiss'' is one.
* Several citizens of the [[MagicalLand Magic World]] in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' have these, most notably Princess Theodora, President Seras, Shirabe and Tamaki.
* Son Goku the Four-Tails from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''.
** And Kinkaku and Ginkaku. [[spoiler:And Kabuto in Sage Mode.]]
** Three of the members of Orochimaru's [[EliteMooks Sound Four]] gain horns when they reach the second stages of their Cursed Seal forms - Kidomaru gets two brown conical devil-style horns, Sakon & Ukon each get a long, thick, curved red horn curving up from their foreheads, and Tayuya gets a veritable crown of sharp white horns growing in several directions.
** The Sage of the Six Paths, as well as his mother. His mother's were large enough that she was nick-named the "Rabbit Goddess" while the Sage's were significantly shorter. His sons in turn lacked horns, with the older son possessing only markings on his forehead.
* Tony Tony Chopper from ''Manga/OnePiece'' has horns coming from holes in his hat. It should be noted that he is an anthropomorphic reindeer.
** WordOfGod also says that horns are not uncommon on species of humanoids in the world like humans and giants, being analogous to buck teeth. For example, Moria (a human) and Oars (a giant) both have horns.
* The Santovasku of RoyalBlood in Manga/{{Outlanders}} have cute horns that curl over their face like big eyebrows.
* Scanty and Kneesocks from ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'', being demons, naturally have horns. Scanty has two curved ones on the back of her head while Kneesocks has a single sharp horn on her forehead.
* Tear is one in ''LightNovel/UnlimitedFafnir'', and has tiny horns sticking out of her head.
* The Oni in ''Manga/UruseiYatsura''.
* The Boazans in ''Anime/VoltesV''.
* [[BigBad Onimaru]] and most of his demon servants from ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}''.
* {{Manga/Berserk}}: A heretic cult kidnaps Casca and gets ready to sacrifice her, with a man wearing a goat's head mask presiding. Then the Apostles get involved, turning him into a giant goat-man.

[[folder:Audio Plays]]
* In ''AudioPlay/{{Starboard}}'' the outlaw ship Taranau's Captain Saeth and First-mate Picell are both diafol, hairless humanoids with curved horns.

* ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} prefers to file his down to stumps.
* Due to his BizarreAlienBiology, ComicBook/{{Concrete}} grew antlers for a while. He files them down now.
* ComicBook/BlueDevil and his former sidekick Kid Devil, what with being devils.
* Creator/HarveyComics' Hot Stuff
* Illyana Rasputin from Franchise/XMen and Daimon Hellstrom.
* Marko's kind in Brian K Vaughan's ''ComicBook/{{Saga}} ''.
* In ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' story ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'', the humanoid alien race known as Diasporans have huge bull or goat horns.
* Franchise/GreenLantern: Abin Sur of [[TwoFistedTales Earth-20]] in ''[[ComicBook/TheMultiversity Society of Super-Heroes: Conquerors of the Counter-World #1]]''. He is well aware this makes him look like a demon.
* Since they are themed after the WesternZodiac, many of the denizens in ''[[ComicBook/{{Swordquest}} Swordquest: Earthworld]]'' fall into this, such as Ares, Capricorn, and Tarus.
* Volume 2 of ''ComicBook/RatQueens'' reveals that[[spoiler: [[LadyOfBlackMagic Hannah]]]] is one, though, as there is implied to be a stigma against folks with demonic blood, she typically keeps them hidden [[spoiler: in the buns on top of her head. ]]

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* The Beast from ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''.
* The Horned King from ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron''.
* Maleficent from ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', although that might just be her headdress.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/HistoryOfTheWorldPartI'' has this in the [[HornyVikings Viking]] Funeral.
* The Darkness in ''Film/{{Legend 1985}}''.
* Unlike her animated counterpart from Disney's ''Sleeping Beauty'', the eponymous protagonist of ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'' is shown to clearly have horns.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** [[Film/ThePhantomMenace Darth Maul]], and various other members of the Zabrak species in the ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' and prequel trilogy.
** Devaronian males have two horns; the one seen in ''Film/ANewHope'' is actually wearing a secondhand devil costume.
* The Faun in ''Film/PansLabyrinth''

* The beast in some versions of "Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast", most predominantly the Disney version.
* The Horned King in ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain''.
* ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'': In the main character's dream, the king of the elves has a rack of horns like a deer. [[spoiler:For most of the book, that's what he thinks it is. It's not until he sees the king in person that he realizes it's a crown of branches.]]
* ''Series/TrueBlood'': Maryanne builds an effigy featuring a man with horns, and when she sees a pure white bull, she calls it her god. Presumably she is referring to Dionysus.
* Creator/ThomasBurnettSwann's mythological fantasies have lots of fauns and satyrs. Even his minotaurs (both of them) are more like bovine satyrs than the classical description.
* The Damiani in the Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse. Damiani have three sexes, with the number of horns signifying which sex an individual belongs to. The loose equivalent of females have three, one on the forehead and one above each temple, the loose equivalent of males have only the forehead horn, and the third sex has only the two on the temples.
* In ''Literature/TheIronTeeth'' web serial, after evolving hobgoblins start to grow horns. Blacknail has taken to filing his down. They might look imposing, but horns made disguising himself and wearing hats impossible.
* This is part of what identifies [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]] in the web-novel ''Literature/{{Domina}}'', along with red eyes, fangs, and (sometimes) a tail. Note that none of these are natural; demons are humans modified in specific ways by the [[BioAugmentation toy maker]].
* The premise of Joe Hill's novel ''Literature/{{Horns}}''.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''
** The King of the Elves in ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'' appears as a satyr with huge antlers, reflecting the Horned God of Celtic mythology. A more parodic version of the Horned God is Herne the Hunted, who has little horns between his rabbit ears.
** Astfgl, King of Hell in ''Discworld/{{Eric}}'', generally appears as a [[{{Panto}} pantomime]] Demon King, wearing a cowl with little red horns on it. When he gets ''really'' annoyed, he turns into a demon from a heavy metal cover, and massive ram's horns rip through the cowl.
* ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'':
** The trolls in this world have horns.
** When Orley and his band start getting mutated by death magic, they slowly grow antlers.
* In ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistrict'', Iben's true form boasts in impressive pair of curved horns. He claims that Robin is a fellow HornedHumanoid, but Nikita is yet to see this.
* The fantasy WebSerialNovel ''The Apprentice Librarian'', orcs have bull-like horns on their forehead, as an example of OurOrcsAreDifferent.
* In ''Literature/{{Monster}}'', the title character's chief rival for work as a cryptid dogcatcher is Hardy, a tall guy with ram's horns. Hardy claims they're a mark of a demonic ancestor, but Monster suspects his competitor is really half-satyr and only claims to be part demon because it sounds cooler.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and ''Series/{{Angel}}'' have many horned demons.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons "The Dæmons"]] claims that most of the mythological examples are due to race-memory of the eponymous AncientAstronauts.
** Also "The Beast" from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E8TheImpossiblePlanet "The Impossible Planet"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E9TheSatanPit "The Satan Pit"]], and his son, Abaddon, from the ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' episode "End of Days".
* In ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'', Hannibal Lecter is symbolized by a {{wendigo}} in Will's dreams and hallucinations. Wendigo appears as either a stag or a man with stag horns and charred skin.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers''/''Franchise/SuperSentai'' has had a number over the years. Some have been [[MonsterOfTheWeek monster minions]] (like [[Series/PowerRangersZeo Wolfbane]]/[[Series/ChourikiSentaiOhranger Bara Goblin]]), some have been [[BigBad main villains]], others have been heroes (like [[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy Magna Defender]]/[[Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman Bull Black]]), and others still have been [[HumongousMecha giant robots]]. The most famous is the original Megazord from ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''.
* In ''Series/{{Reaper}}'', demons in their human form still have small horns on their heads.
* ''Franchise/UltraSeries'': A few Ultramen possess horns, namely Series/UltramanTaro, Series/UltramanLeo, and the [[BigGood Father of Ultra]].
* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "Animals", a MadScientist is creating HalfHumanHybrid creatures in an experiment to create {{Super Soldier}}s. Somehow this involves them having huge horns and hairy bodies [[NightmareFail that make them look like walking yaks.]]

[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* Myth/ClassicalMythology:
** Dionysus was often called "the horned god", and was depicted either wearing horns or actually having them.
** And then there's Pan and the satyrs, both traditionally depicted with goat horns, and the bull-headed Minotaur.
** Apollo in his Carneios aspect is also depicted with ram horns. In fact, it has been suggested that Apollo's horned iconography had more impact on Satan's horned depiction than Pan, as Pan tends to be depicted more animalistically rather than just a guy with horns.
* [[{{Youkai}} Oni]] of Japanese legends had a single, sometimes off-center horn. Modern depictions in anime often have two-horned oni as well; when there's a literal RedOniBlueOni pair, most likely one will have a single horn and the other will have two.
* Classically, horns were thought to be a symptom not of cheating on one's spouse, but the opposite: [[CuckoldHorns being cuckolded]]. Supposedly, the reason [[Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream Oberon]] had horns was because Titania got around. (With no less than [[ComicBook/TheSandman the personification of dreams]], [[Creator/NeilGaiman to hear some tell it.]])
** Derived from that, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuckold#Cultural_usage many Latin languages]] use horn-related words to describe a betrayed man.
* Cernunnos, the stag-horned god of animals and fertility from the Myth/CelticMythology.
* The male god in Wicca is often referred as "The Horned God" and is often depicted similarly to Pan and/or Cernunnos.
* More folklore than mythology, but Herne the Hunter definitely fits this trope.
* In ancient Canaanite mythology, bulls were an important symbol of power -- hence why several major gods, including the wise, kingly El, are sometimes depicted as bulls or simply having bull horns.
* Medieval and Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo often depicted [[Literature/BookOfExodus Moses]] with horns, due to the Vulgate (Latin Bible translation) misreading the Hebrew of ''The Book Of Exodus'' 34:35 as stating that Moses's face was "horned" (''keren'') instead of "shining" (''karan''). This contributed to the anti-Semitic belief that all Jews have horns.
** The klezmer group The Klezmatics played with this stereotype by titling one of their albums ''Jews with [[IncrediblyLamePun Horns]]''.
* {{Satan}} is often portrayed as having horns, which probably owes something to the pagan gods describes above. Note that the only passage in the Bible that even gets close to assigning Satan a physical form describes him as a [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent serpent]] instead.
** The Bible also says he often appears as an angel of light, so there's that...
** At least a few people interpret horns as originally being a sign of good, or, more specifically, truth. For example, a goat with seven horns and seven eyes is said to have held the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Spirits_of_God Seven Spirits of God]].
* [[Myth/SlavicMythology Veles]], a prominent Slavic god and opponent to the god of thunder Perun, is often depicted as having horns. This may be due to him being a patron to peasants and protector of cattle, among the [[ComboPlatterPowers many, many other things he's associated with]].

* The title monster of ''Pinball/{{Gorgar}}'', a giant red-skinned SatanicArchetype with small bull horns.
* The referees in Creator/CapcomPinball's ''Pinball/FlipperFootball'' are depicted with small red horns.
* In ''Pinball/BigBangBar,'' Ray (of "Ray's Ball Busters") is a large blue-skinned alien with a pair of curved ram horns on his head.
* Played with in ''Pinball/{{Varkon}}''; the two arrow lights on the lower playfield give Varkon the appearance of having small orange horns.
* The Devil and lesser demons in ''Pinball/DevilsDare'' all have a pair of horns on their heads.
* Not surprisingly, devil horns are prominently featured in the ''Pinball/{{ACDC}}'' pinball:
** The Underworld playfield looks like a [[WreathedInFlames fiery head]] topped with small curved red horns. In the basic version of the game (those without the lower playfield), the horns appear on lead guitarist Angus Young's head instead.
** On the "Luci" Premium Edition table, the three female HornyDevils (Luci on the backglass, and a blonde and a brunette in the Underworld) all have small horns.
** Not a humanoid, but the Rock 'n Roll Train also has horns on its smokebox.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/{{Psicosis}} seemingly grew a set horns as a result of jumping from Wrestling/{{CMLL}} to Wrestling/{{AAA}}
* K-ness of [[Wrestling/DragonGate Toryumon Japan]]
* Murder Clown from AAA has stubby little horns.
* LLF and AAA's Dark Unicorn. Both also had the dual horned Sangre Latina and his cousin, Maligna.
* [[Wrestling/DaffneyUnger Lucy Furr]] was depicted with red horns in video packages and photo shoots but was hornless when she physically appeared at shows.
* Bullfight Sora, who got her start in ARSION. (she's a cow)
* [=MosCow=], the communist bovine of Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}}. (he's a cow...[[AnimalGenderBender wait what?]])
* Wrestling/{{Boogeyman}} was originally planned to have antlers, but they kept sliding around, so he dropped them.
* \(^o^)/ Chie of [[Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE The New Generation HUSTLE Army]]. And she used a running headbutt for good measure.
* [[Wrestling/TakuyaSugi AHII]] in Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling
* Estonian Thunder Frog and Latvian Proud Oak of the Baltic Siege in Wrestling/{{Chikara}} and Wrestling Is

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Satyrs and Trolls in ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheDreaming''.
* Common in ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'', especially among the Beast, Ogre, Darkling, and sometimes even Fairest seemings.
* Horns are an option for the Fallen's Apocalyptic Form in ''TabletopGame/DemonTheFallen'', which, in addition to looking badass, also gives them an extra attack form.
* Creator/GamesWorkshop games:
** Shared ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' and ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' examples:
*** Horns are a common trait amongst the daemons of Chaos, most notably the daemons of [[BloodKnight Khorne]], fitting as they do into the BigRedDevil archetype. Many [[PlagueMaster Nurgle]] demons have what appear to be antlers, which seems a bit incongruous until you realize that they're actually a reference to Shope papilloma virus, the so-called "Jackalope Disease".
*** Most [[BeastMan Beastmen]] have horns of various shapes and sizes as goat-men are the most common type but even those with other animalistic traits, such as the more avian Tzaangors, sport crowns of sharp horns.
*** Horns are one of the most common forms of mutation gifted to the followers of the Chaos Gods and are considered a sign of great favour.
** In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'', [[RatMen Skaven]] Grey Seers, the priests of the Great Horned Rat, have multiple curving horns growing from their heads as a sign of being one of their godís chosen.
** Ogroid Thaumaturges from ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' have a wide set of curved horns sprouting from their heads, along with a smaller pair of horns emerging from their foreheads. Together with their cloven hooves and massive size, these horns give the Thaumaturges an almost devilish appearance.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** In ''D&D'' from ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' up until 3.5, tiefling characters could have horns as a mark of their fiendish ancestry. In 4th Edition, ''all'' tieflings fit the trope. (And as one might guess from that, so do several sorts of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent actual fiends]] in every edition.)
** ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'''s bariaurs have goat or sheep horns, but arguably [[OurCentaursAreDifferent don't fit the "humanoid" part of the trope]].
* While ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' follows ''D&D'''s lead in terms of keeping horns optional for tieflings, you'd be hard-pressed to find one ''without'' them in a ''Pathfinder'' illustration prior to the release of the tiefling-specific {{splat}}book ''Blood of Fiends''. And even in said supplement, those with horns outnumber those without nearly two to one.
* Standard Trolls in ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' sport a variety of different types of horns, as do the Fomori, Cyclops, and Minotaur subtypes.
* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' Maduri, the Martian warrior caste have 'tusks' growing from their cheek bones and lower jaw, with the females growing large and more impressive sets.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The Hero of ''VideoGame/{{Fable}}'' will end up growing a nice set of horns if one is particularly evil.
* The Succubus class from ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}},'' as well as Taro and Raspberyl from ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|Cursed Memories}}'' and ''[[VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice 3]]''
* The Desire Demons in ''Franchise/DragonAge'' look like beautiful, scantily-clad women... with horns.
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' shows that the Qunari are also horned, though the ones you meet in the first game are hornless. It's stated that naturally hornless Qunari aren't all that uncommon and [[BornLucky it's a sign that they're meant for a special role]], while the others are members of a merchant caste. The mercenaries and the merchant in ''Awakening'' apparently removed their horns, something that Qunari who have abandoned their people's dogma decided to do. Despite this, interestingly, there seems to be a positive correlation with horn size and rank--Qunari grunts in the second game have unimpressive horns, more skilled soldiers larger ones, and then the [[LargeAndInCharge Arishok]]'s set puts Texas longhorns to shame.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'': Most notably on the summons Bahamut and Ifrit.
** Exdeath's final form, Neo-Exdeath, in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV''.
** The Ronso of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''. Party member Kimahri's horn was broken off in the past after he refused to admit that Biran, another Ronso, was stronger than him. After leaving the Ronso, they promise to build a giant statue of Yuna, "with grand horn on front!"
** Also, the Rev (and sub-species Revgaji) of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'', and the [[WingedHumanoid Gria]] of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2''.
** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'', Summoners are born with with a single horn, evoking the horn-like accessories of the Summoner class in previous games.
** The dragon-like Au Ra from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' possess horns that come in many different shapes; some rather typical, others looking more like fins, they also function as their ears.
* [[{{Bishonen}} Yōkinshi]] from ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'' has a single horn on his forehead not unlike [[Manga/HoozukiNoReitetsu Hōzuki]], while [[MrFanservice Yasha]] has two on either side of his head. The Hair Eater has ''four'', two of which are shorter and positioned in the same fashion as Yasha above, while the other two are much longer and stick backwards through his hair (strangely enough, this trait is not shared with his older sister En'enra).
* ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'':
** Many demonic creatures such as felhounds and doomguards, while others seem to have them for little reason (Sasquatch come to mind).
** Ogres have two heads, one of them having one eye and one horn.
** Malfurion Stormrage has stag horns due to his druid powers.
** Malfurion's brother Illidan grows horns after the Skull of Gul'dan turns him into a partially demonic being. The Satyrs are similar, being former Night Elves that were corrupted by Fell magic.
* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', female Draenei have horns, while [[BizarreSexualDimorphism males]] have large bony crests. Some ogres also have a single horn.
** Not to mention the Tauren, [[ALoadOfBull giant fuzzy minotaurs]] one can play as a Horde-side character.
* Horns are surprisingly rare in ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''. They seem to be exclusive to Oni, and they're not the most common species (Yuugi Hoshiguma has a central forehead horn, Suika Ibuka has two really big ones coming out of both sides of her head, and Kasen Ibaraki is strongly suspected of being an oni because of the two round hair buns she never, ever removes).
** Keine Kamishirasawa has a pair in her beast form as a were-hakutaku, which she decorates with a pretty ribbon.
** Seija Kijin also has two small horns.
* Multiple types of horns are some of the many, many costume options in both ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline'' and ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes''.
* Poor little VideoGame/{{Ico}}'s fairly bovine horns are seen as a curse, and he's left to die in a haunted castle because of them.
** In SpiritualSequel ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'', [[spoiler:Wander starts to sprout some horns at the end as a sign of his tie with Dormin, who sports a pretty impressive pair of horns Themself.]]
* Playing [[MarathonBoss the Endless Setlist]] in ''[[VideoGame/RockBand Rock Band 3]]'' will unlock one horned hairstyle for each gender of rocker.
* Rider, from ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'', has horns which she is ashamed of and covers with her OdangoHair. However, she learns to accept them after meeting Satan, another character with horns.
* ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain:'' Many demons, the magic missile shooting creatures in ''Blood Omen'', and in some concept art for ''Soul Reaver'', Kain. What he has now may or may not qualify. {{Precursor}} [[InUniverse murals]] sometimes [[{{Demonization}} add horns to their enemies]].
* Jak of ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'' has horns in his [[SuperPoweredEvilSide dark form]] during [[VideoGame/JakIIRenegade the second game]]. Oddly enough, they are missing [[VideoGame/Jak3Wastelander in the third]]. A {{fanon}} explanation is that the positive[=/=]balancing effects of the [[TouchedByVorlons Light Eco]] caused them to disappear.
* The Draken of ''VideoGame/WildStar'' have an extensive variety of horns.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Hircine, [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[EgomaniacHunter the Hunt]], most commonly takes the form of a humanoid with large antlers.
** Clavicus Vile, Daedric Prince of [[DealWithTheDevil Bargains]] and [[LiteralGenie Wishes]], typically takes the form of a very short man or boy with small horns protruding from his head. Vile's [[MoralityPet external conscience]], Barbas, normally takes the form of a CanineCompanion, but in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline Online]]'', he briefly takes a humanoid form complete with horns of his own.
** Mehrunes Dagon, Daedric Prince of [[DestroyerDeity Destruction]], typically takes the form of a [[MultiArmedAndDangerous four-armed]] BigRedDevil complete with classic "devil-style" horns.
** The form taken by Molag Bal, Daedric Prince of [[TheCorrupter Domination and Corruption]], varies between appearances, most often having a mix of various undead and [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent reptilian]] traits. One consistent trait he possesses is the presence of horns, often spiraling downward from tthe top or back of his head.
** Sanguine, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[FunPersonified Debauchery]] and [[TheHedonist Hedonism]], typically takes the form of a short, portly man with devil horns.
** Many of the [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]] have this trait, particularly the Dremora, an intelligent lesser Daedric race who are most commonly found in the service of [[DestroyerDeity Mehrunes Dagon]] as his LegionsOfHell. Dremora variously have two or four horns on their head, and the horns tend to get larger and more pronounced among the [[FantasticCasteSystem higher-ranking Dremora]]. In particular, the Dremora Lords in their appearance in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', look like gigantic, [[RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver black and red-skinned]] men with curling ram horns above their temples. Other humanoid lesser Daedra to possess horns include the [[FaunsAndSatyrs Herne]], [[BigRedDevil Morphoid Daedra]], [[DumbMuscle Ogrim]], Skaafin, and [[EliteMooks Xivilai]].
** The Frost Giants of [[GrimUpNorth Skyrim and Solstheim]] are roughly the same size and build of standard [[OurGiantsAreBigger Giants]], but have white fur, five eyes, and two long, curved horns on their heads.
* Played with in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'': Big Boss gets a piece of shrapnel lodged in his head that comes to resemble a horn. Quite befitting for a man who is "[[HeWhoFightsMonsters already a demon]]".
* In the first ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'' game, a large, humanoid beast with two horns on its head serves as the boss of undead and demon-infested [[BigBoosHaunt Cackle Mound]].
* Loki in ''VideoGame/AvengersAcademy'' can take on a Frost Giant form, which features two horns curling back into his hair.
* The Dewman race of ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline2'' has horns. Males have a singular horn protruding from their forehead, while females have two horns growing from their temples.
* General Roz from ''VideoGame/SuperchargedRobotVulkaiser'' is a {{bishonen}} with big horns, most likely as a reference to ''Voltes V'''s Boazans mentioned above.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': The main character's GuardianEntity, Arsène, has the appearance of a man with two black and red horns coming out of his forehead.
* ''VideoGame/TheMaidOfFairewellHeights'': Undertaker, who has curled horns on her head.
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'':
** Manus, the Father of the Abyss, has a massive set of horns. What's especially creepy is they appear to be growing out of his ''eye sockets'', and there are around eight or nine glowing red eyes scattered around the horns.
** The Ghrus of Farron Swamp in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' all have their faces obscured by a mass of white fur and twisted horns.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* This is a racial feature of all the [[AllTrollsAreDifferent Trolls]] in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. The actual styles vary wildly from individual to individual though. You can get standard 'devil horns' like Terezi, curled ram horns like Aradia, goat like horns on Gamzee, even ''lightning bolts'' on Eridan. You can see all of their horns [[http://mspaintadventures.wikia.com/wiki/Trolls here.]]
** Some of the Trolls point out how annoying their horns can be. Tavros's are so large, he can't get into his sleeping chamber ("recuperacoon"). Karkat gets picked on because his aren't pointed at the end, they're round. Equius is so strong, he no longer has two arrow shaped horns, he broke one off, so he has a flat one on his right side.
* All [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]] in ''Webcomic/{{Heartcore}}'' have horns of different shapes and sizes. Amethyst's horns, for example, are large, red, and curve forward; while Carval's horns are orange, point up and outward, and are stubbier.
* ''Webcomic/EvilDiva'': All the devils have them. Tails too.
* Nudge from ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'' is a trickster demigod who looks mostly humanoid, although she has long, curly mountain-goat horns, as well as hooves and a tail.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Oceanfalls}}'', monsters are mostly human in appearance, but have red eyes and one horn on their forehead.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3076 Monique tries to establish that a lack of horns and tail means she's not a devil.]] Satan and the succubi do indeed all have small horns.
* All the members of the Mouryou clan from ''Webcomic/ContemplatingReiko''.
* Some, though by no means all, of the Jägerkin from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' have horns of varying shapes and sizes.
* In ''Webcomic/TheForgottenOrder'' there is a race of witches with horns of varying shapes and sizes.
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Grace [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2004-04-20 becomes one]] when she [[VoluntaryShapeshifting transforms]] into her [[SuperMode Omega]] form while angry. The horns morph away when she calms down. Both the horns themselves and their association with anger are a result of her parentage including [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2004-08-30 a creature]] whose horns [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2004-09-01 behave the same way]].
* The Demi in ''Webcomic/TheOverture'' are renowned and hunted for there black moonshale horns.
* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' - Androssi has a tiny, skin-colored horn above her right temple, Ho has a big red horn growing from the side of his head and Ja Wangnan has two small red horns at the rear base of his skull.
* ''Webcomic/AliceAndTheNightmare'' - Rougina used to have horns on her head, made of Cinnabar, but they shattered after her sister Bianchia - who herself is also an example - was kidnapped.
* The Eidlemark in ''[[http://deepengines.com/ Deep Engines]]'' are {{faun|sAndSatyrs}}-like people with all manner of horns and antlers, including some [[http://deepengines.com/comic/epicureans-exile-02-12/ very striking racks]].
* The [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]] in Webcomic/SlightlyDamned have some members who possess horns [[note]]They seem to be most common on earth and fire demons, roughly half & half on wind demons and almost nonexistent on water demons[[/note]], the demons who do have them consider them [[http://hyenafu.tumblr.com/post/148766207274/patrons-who-donate-2-per-month-can-ask-questions signs of strength and beauty]] and can be [[http://www.sdamned.com/comic/448 brought to tears]] or become [[http://www.sdamned.com/comic/707 murderously]] [[http://www.sdamned.com/comic/708 violent]] if they are damaged.
* Some of the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent elite vampires]] in ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' have them as do [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]], the [[OurDemonsAreDifferent scotodino]], the [[TheDragonslayer onek]][[FantasticRacism amari]] and [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent mermen]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' has this trope in spades: [[BigRedDevil Lucius, Beezy]], [[DrillSergeantNasty Molotov]], [[RichBitch Jez]], plus several background characters.
* A number of Franchise/{{Transformers}} have horns, perhaps most notably [[OmnicidalManiac Unicron]], which helps to add to [[ObviouslyEvil his almost demonic appearance]].
* Like the Horned King, the Lich from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has a helm with curled horns, one of them permanently broken.
* The Operavox adaptation of "The Rhinegold" of ''Theatre/TheRingOfTheNibelung'' portrays giants Fafnir and Fasolt with horns.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Human papillomavirus is known to cause an extreme form of this if you have a certain immune deficiency. Said "horns" are usually not on the head, though.
* [[https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/cutaneous-horn/ Cutaneous horns]] are another natural example of this, believed to be caused by radiation. Unlike papllomavirus, these tend to form on the head, as well as other sun-exposed parts of the body. They're formed from keratin, the same material that makes up hair, toenails, and other mammals' horns.
* [[http://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=Horned%20helmet Horned helmets]] can give this appearance, although such horns are accessories rather than being attached to the person.