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->''"But human flesh was too frail, too paltry to hold the terrific essence that was Khosatral Khel. So he stood up in the shape and aspect of a man, but his flesh was not flesh; nor the bone, bone; nor blood, blood. He became a blasphemy against all nature, for he caused to live and think and act a basic substance that before had never known the pulse and stir of animate being."''
-->-- '''Creator/RobertEHoward''', ''[[Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian The Devil in Iron]]''

Every once in a while, [[EldritchAbomination twisted things from beyond the fringes of humanity's consciousness]] will show up in forms that for all intents and purposes look like good old ''H. sapiens''.

Though its appearance is sometimes passable as human, it is still clearly... not quite. In a few cases [[WasOnceAMan they actually were human until they went beyond the pale]], but most likely, what you're seeing is actually a disguise or misperception for [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm something you're really better off not seeing]], or even the [[HalfHumanHybrid progeny]] or [[ArtificialHuman creation]] of something even worse. Even those that are very clever in human terms will have difficulty not setting off [[UncannyValley instinctive alarms in the human subconscious]]. Less subtle abominations will do their job too well and seem [[InhumanlyBeautifulRace impossibly beautiful]], while the even less subtle will distort their human form with twisted limbs or malformed features or other such monstrosities.

Despite its appearance, they will very likely also not think in terms human reason can readily grasp, [[BlueAndOrangeMorality and will often lack anything resembling a recognizable or conventional moral code.]] At best, they will be comparable to TheFairFolk (and indeed, many of TheFairFolk qualify as this trope -- which is to be expected, since "eldritch" originally meant "elven"). Nor will they conform to the expected laws of nature - or magic, in such settings - so expect {{Lovecraftian Superpower}}s and other unspeakable traits.

Subtrope of EldritchAbomination, and sister trope of AnimalisticAbomination and {{Cthulhumanoid}}. Compare and contrast MonstrousHumanoid, where the creature can only be inhuman in that it has some clear and defined monstrous aspect, while remaining a humanoid. Not to be confused with HumansAreCthulhu. See also AFormYouAreComfortableWith, though many humanoid abominations have an appearance that humans can't easily be comfortable with, and such appearances may or may not have been chosen by the EldritchAbomination for that purpose.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/AngelSanctuary'': Rosiel and Sandalphon may qualify. Rosiel has an [[WhoWantsToLiveForever immortal]], [[TheCorruption slowly rotting]] OrganicTechnology body that's made of tentacles and {{Squick}} (said rot has been [[MindRape Mind Raping]] him ''since before his birth'').
* In ''Manga/AnimalLand'', [[spoiler:the [[ArtificialHuman artificially created Human shaped Chimeras]] can pass off as regular humans in appearance until they start doing their BodyHorror transformations.]]
* In ''Manga/ApocalypseNoToride'' (Fortress of The Apocalypse) the four juvenile delinquents escape from prison (which has been overrun with zombies) into the city and encounter a giant mountain of rotting zombies controlled by an androgynous naked man on the top, using the zombies like a grotesque throne. When Maeda catches its attention, said naked man (who was about a half-mile away) uses the zombies to [[TheWormThatWalks move like a hideous organism]] at lightning speed, until it's only a foot in front of the terrified youth. A close-up reveals that it has [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Sharingan]]-like eyes, [[http://mangafox.me/manga/apocalypse_no_toride/v02/c004/24.html with three smaller eyes inhabiting each of its pupils]].
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' stars AnthropomorphicPersonifications of nations, and they're all very cute due to the [[RuleOfCute art style]]. However, their existence and how they come into being is unexplained, they stop aging physically after reaching a certain point in their lives, are functionally immortal, and only fall ill when the country they personify is in dire straits. They have a powerful HealingFactor that lets them regenerate near-instantly from [[GoodThingYouCanHeal wounds that would be fatal for humans]], many are subject to BizarreHumanBiology with their [[IdiotHair ahoges]] and other parts, and their immortality at times rubs off on animals close to them. The first chapter of World☆Stars even alludes to this:
-->"They can live for a few days, or for several centuries. They can just disappear one day, or change their names and personalities. And they can appear again, called back by somebody's sudden memory..."
* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' has [[spoiler:Ronnie Schiatto]], an ancient and incomprehensibly powerful "demon" who decided to take human form and become a gangster [[ItAmusedMe for the lulz]]. While he's usually content to just sit back and be the AllPowerfulBystander, sometimes he likes to switch his Lovecraftian terror aura on while still in human form - it does wonders for negotiations.
-->If he had just been a simple mafioso, those gathered there would not have felt such an alien sense of awe. The aura rolling off of him was that of innumerable things mixed chaotically together... of something that was not human.
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'':
** The [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Apostles]] are [[WasOnceAMan former-humans]] who become demons through DealWithTheDevil that is the Godhand members. They retain their human form, but always have a '[[RedRightHand tell]]' that serve to mark them as anything but. Their [[OneWingedAngel true forms]] are much, ''much'' more horrifying.
** The [[EldritchAbomination Godhand]], are also former-human beings who went through similar, but far rarer (only once in 216 years) DealWithTheDevil with the previous members of the Godhand [[spoiler:and the Idea of Evil]]. They are normally not examples of this trope (they are [[PowersThatBe astral beings]], and therefore lack a physical body) but their appearance when manifesting in the physical world are usually humanoid enough to qualify (barely).
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Characters that have seen the [[{{God}} Soul King]] speak in terms of "it" rather than "him". At [[UncannyValley first glance]], he appears to be humanoid. However, his eyes are in-human, the eyes either being in the shape of a saltire cross or possessing four pupils in a diamond pattern that leaves the white of the eye forming a saltire cross between the pupils. At second glance, he also appears to be missing both arms and legs. As the story progresses, characters begin meeting his limbs, each of which are so large they dwarf even the tallest characters. Each limb has its own consciousness and its own motivations. The Right Arm of the Soul King opposes Yhwach and protects the Shinigami against him. The Left Arm of the Soul King and the Heart of the Soul King both side with Yhwach against the Shinigami; the Left Arm of the Soul King is absolutely incensed by the way the Shinigami have historically treated the Quincies, and indicates both the ability to shapeshift as well as weaponise ''prehensile nerve endings'' in battle. Yhwach seeks to kill the Soul King, implying that the Soul King's state is an enforced humiliation by the Shinigami. The truth is not confirmed, and it is a mystery - even to the characters themselves - as to why the different limbs and organs of the Soul King are aligned on opposite sides of the Shinigami-Quincy war. The identity and fate of the Legs of the Soul King are never revealed, and the truth about the Soul King is left a mystery - to the readers, as well as the characters.
* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' has [[OneWingedAngel Awakened]] [[BigBad Priscilla]], a nightmare that makes ''other nightmares'' crap their pants and required a different Abomination to perform a FusionDance to temporarily seal her away, yet most of the time either looks like a human woman or a humanoid creature with jagged wings and a single horn. Her power so vastly outclasses the other Awakened Beings that she has been called a PhysicalGod, but she is disinterested with the conflict between the Claymores and the Organization, her primary motivations being eating everything she comes across and hunting down Clare.
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'': In a long list of over-powered heroes and villains, Majin Buu is a [[TimeAbyss incalculably ancient]] entity of destruction that eats the populations of whole cities, casually explodes planets, and tears down dimensions by ''shouting'', shaped like a pint-sized human with bubblegum-pink skin and a tentacle growing out of his head. He can become even more powerful (and conversely, weaker) by [[TheAssimilator assimilating others]], gaining their powers and personalities.
** ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'': The TopGod, Zen'O ("King of Everything"). He looks like like a bright-coloured child; yet he's ''the'' most powerful being in the whole multiverse. When BigBad of Future Trunks Arc, [[spoiler: Zamasu, who had CompleteImmortality, merged with Future multiverse and killed nearly everything in it, Zen'O easily destroyed him and the whole timeline... and survived in a bright void.]]
* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', the [[spoiler:Black Dragon of Apocalypse, Acnologia]] turns out to be capable of taking human form. It should be noted that [[spoiler: he WasOnceAMan and that his human form is his original one, but he certainly [[TranshumanTreachery doesn't consider himself a part of the human race anymore]]]].
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Truth]], guardian of the GateOfTruth, and implied to be a manifestation of the Gate itself. It's only an [[TheBlank outline of a human form]], with a [[SlasherSmile creepy sneering grin]] and occasionally filled in with the body parts it takes from the people visiting it.
** Most of the [[ArtificialHuman Homunculi]] can easily pass for human, but their [[OneWingedAngel true forms]] decidedly ''not''. Special mention goes to Pride (a colossal shadowy mass of [[CombatTentacles tentacles]], [[EyesDoNotBelongThere eyes]], and [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily teeth]]) and Gluttony ([[spoiler:a "defective" Gate of Truth]]).
** Van Hohenheim is [[spoiler:a living Philosopher's Stone, which is made from ''thousands of human souls'']], giving him immense power. Fortunately, he's one of the good guys and [[spoiler:managed to reach an understanding with the souls within him, resulting in a partnership of sort]].
** The creator of the Homunculi, [[BigBad Father]], even more so. He looks like a normal middle aged man. His body is in fact [[spoiler:a copy of Hohenheim's, a living Philosopher's Stone]]. Then he reveals that his body is just a puppet, and his real body [[spoiler:is spread all across Amestris]]. ''Then'' he [[spoiler:fuses with the Gate of Truth]] and becomes something even worse.
* Guu in ''Anime/HareGuu'' is a rare protagonist example. The first episode alone reveals her stomach is a PocketDimension and that she can swallow things alive!
* In ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', [[TitleDrop the]] [[TheOmnipotent titular]] [[AmnesiacGod character]] and the [[RealityWarper Humanoid Interfaces]] only look human.
* In ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', Alucard looks like just an "ordinary" vampire. It turns out he's actually something far, far more horrific, being at the very least a HiveMind of ''millions'' of undead souls, all slaved to a single once-human mind. He freely shifts through the most horrific forms at will, with his "true form" being essentially a city-swallowing ocean of blood with wailing human and animal corpses rising half-formed from its depths and potentially becoming an independent army. [[spoiler: In the finale he goes even further, killing off his undead army to become a walking, talking quantum anomaly.]]
* The Pillar Men from ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency'' are horrifyingly powerful LongLived [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampiric superbeings]] who are borderline {{Physical God}}s [[TheAssimilator that absorb flesh on mere contact]] [[BodyHorror and distort their bodies in ways that are utterly impossible for humans]]. They also turn to stone when exposed to sunlight. The only thing that can really hurt or kill them is the Ripple, and even then it has to be strong enough to penetrate their incredibly tough skin first. Yet aside from horns that are usually hidden by their headgear, the Pillar Men look almost exactly like humans. The Rock Humans from [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureJoJolion Part 8]] also count.
* Gessho Kuki, aka The Shadow, and BigBad of ''Manga/KagerouNostalgia'' may look like a man (albeit one who is deep into the UncannyValley) but is not, and never was, human. He's eventually revealed as a mass of evil magic left behind by previous BigBad King Haku, and trapped in the form of a man. When he loses his temper he goes OneWingedAngel, changing into a billowing mass of magic that keeps only his human form's eyes.
* ''Manga/LaughingSalesman'': Whatever Moguro Fukuzo is, he isn't human. He's capable of OffscreenTeleportation, seems to always have as many resources he needs, and is some kind of JerkassGenie whose "help" will most certainly ruin his victims' lives, all while always carrying a [[PerpetualSmiler huge grin that never falters]].
* ''Manga/MahouShoujoSite'': The Site Admins, humanoid beings clad as character stereotypes with UncannyValley heads and VocalDissonance coming out from their mouths whenever they speak. The art-style they're depicted with sets them distinctively apart from the rest of the setting and each of them are capable of violating the laws of reality on a whim by just existing. That's just scratching the surface of their nature of their existence.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has Kaguya Ōtsutsuki, the mother of the legendary Sage of Six Paths. Where she came from and whether she was human to begin with is unknown, but she had horns, the Byakugan, a ThirdEye combining the Rinnegan and Sharingan, [[spoiler:and considers herself the progenitor of chakra, which she possesses an unfathomable amount of]]. She was both worshipped as a goddess and feared as a demon due to her overwhelming power, [[spoiler:and her means of bringing "peace" to the world involved using the [[LotusEaterMachine Infinite Tsukuyomi]] on people and then turning them into [[PlantPerson Zetsus]]. When she saw her sons had inherited her power and were teaching others to use it, she assimilated the [[WorldTree Shinju]] transformed into EldritchAbomination to get it back. Turns out she's actually an ''alien''.]]
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has [[spoiler:Rei]] and [[spoiler:Kaworu]], each of whom is the soul (or part of a soul) of an Angel jammed into a soulless clone body, and are even more powerful and just as incomprehensible as the "regular" Angels. The [[spoiler:Evangelion units]] themselves are also this, being cloned bodies of Angels forcefully stuffed inside armor suits that locks away their true powers.
* It's never actually revealed ''what'' Kazuo Umezu's Orochi is, but human isn't even in the running, despite her looking like a young teen girl. She can make things happen by pointing, use her blood and life force to do things like animate inanimate objects (though the one time we see her try, it goes wrong), can come back from being pulverized to a puddle of blood by a speeding train after a few years with a weakening of her powers being the only way she's worse for wear, and more.
* ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' has entities called Chains, which can form contracts with humans and will eventually consume them. They run the gamut from this trope to AnimalisticAbomination to all-out EldritchAbomination, and many of them used to be humans and animals that fell into [[EldritchLocation the Abyss]].
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'':
** Technically, all [[spoiler:magical girls]]. Their apparent bodies are just soulless shells that they pilot via remote control, their witch form being the true expression of their bodies and power.
** In episode 12 [[spoiler:Madoka [[CosmicRetcon rewrites the universe]] and inserts herself as a fundamental force that sees and rules over everything, The Law of Cycles saving all Magical Girls from despair]], but aside from SupernaturalGoldEyes and RapunzelHair she looks the same as she did before.
** Played with in ''Manga/PuellaMagiKazumiMagica'', [[spoiler:where the main character is a [[EldritchAbomination witch]] that's been [[HumanityEnsues returned to humanoid form]]]]. Though she's friendly and even cute for most of the series, as she discovers more about her origins, she starts to fall back into old habits.
** The ending of ''[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion Rebellion]]'' has [[spoiler:Homulily]] [[BishonenLine transform into]] [[spoiler:[[SatanicArchetype Akuma Homura]], who ''usurps Madoka'' and performs her own cosmic rewrite, trapping everyone in a GildedCage universe of her own creation]], but again aside from an EvilCostumeSwitch, [[GoodWingsEvilWings black feathery wings]], and EyeColourChange (and terrifying {{Slasher Smile}}s) she still ''looks'' normal. And for that matter, [[spoiler:Homulily herself, who spends most of the movie in the form of Homura. Not even ''she'' knows she's an abomination until she reverts into the witch form!]]
* ''Manga/SailorMoon'':
** In the manga, the final form of [[EldritchAbomination Chaos]] that [[spoiler:destroys the galaxy in the far future...is a Senshi: Sailor Chaos]].
** In both anime and manga, Death Phantom and Queen Nehellenia, thanks to their immense power. Double points in the manga, as they're actually [[spoiler:avatars of Chaos]].
** In the anime, Beryl once she fuses with Queen Metallia.
** In the manga the Sailor Senshi themselves have shades of this. They may look like normal girls or women, but in their final forms they are just as powerful as the avatars of Chaos, and at least one (Sailor Venus) warps minds with her mere presence (people who may have some feelings for each other are suddenly drawn together when they befriend her), and not only ''she can't shut it off'' (and in fact is irritated by the sheer number of possible boyfriends she lost this way), she ''doesn't know'' she's doing it.
* In ''Manga/SoulEater'', many of the Great Old Ones take humanoid shapes but are regarded as something inhuman and spiritually beyond the realms of human comprehension. The primary example is probably Asura, the incarnation of madness, whose presence causes hallucinations and reality to go wibbly-wobbly. [[spoiler:Lord Death]] is a more benign example, and [[spoiler:Death the Kid looks and acts entirely human to the point that it is a [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness a very bad sign]] when he denounces his connection to humanity (and [[OmnicidalManiac life itself]]) in favour of his decidedly inhuman heritage. Asura later reveals that he is the embodiment of Lord Death's fear, making him Kid's older brother.]]
* The title character of ''Manga/{{Tomie}}'' might just look like an improbably beautiful teenage girl at first glance, but on closer inspection it's in an [[UncannyValley abnormally creepy way]] which [[RedRightHand underscores that she is NOT truly human]]. Unfortunately, by the time men figure ''that'' out, they're usually infatuated/obsessed with her and [[DrivenToMadness well on their way to complete insanity]]. Women who find this out are less affected, but have a hard time convincing anyone, as those not already completely fascinated by the new beauty in town usually ascribe it to mere jealousy. And don't get started on her [[FromASingleCell regeneration]] or how things [[RealityWarper always seem go in her favor even when they possibly couldn't]].
** From the [[Creator/JunjiIto same author]] we have [[https://abload.de/img/img0000303pss0.png Miss Fuchi]] who somehow works as a model and her son [[https://78.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwz8m8ihb21r4xqamo14_r1_500.gif Binzou]].
* The eponymous character of ''Manga/VampirePrincessMiyu'' falls more under this than [[OurVampiresAreDifferent traditional vampire origins.]] She's explicitly of the same breed as the much less humanoid {{Eldritch Abomination}}s she hunts, and is tasked with sending them all back to their original dimension.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* [[AGodAmI Doctor Manhattan]] of ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' fame shows signs of becoming this over the course of the story due to his growing detachment from, well, everything. He ultimately embraces humanity, sort of, but not his own. At best you could say he recognizes the value of humanity. What he actually does is [[spoiler: to go off to a galaxy far, far away to play God.]]
* ''Comicbook/{{Starman}}'': The Shade looks and acts human enough (though some artists do portray him with a certain pallor), but his [[CastingAShadow powers]] are taken straight from the fabric of a dimension holding a godlike EldritchAbomination and have essentially become one with him, making him ageless, virtually unkillable, and terrifyingly powerful. Thankfully for us, he's generally a fairly nice guy (not a hero by any means, but definitely not an outright villain either) and is perfectly willing to leave you be... that is, unless you [[BerserkButton attempt to attack Opal City]]. In the Comicbook/{{New 52}}, the Shade was selected to receive his powers by the Celtic goddess Scathach for reasons he doesn't divulge, but still remains ageless, nigh-unkillable, and astonishingly powerful.
** In addition, he doesn't even have blood anymore, just a sort of black liquid "shadowstuff" that fills his veins. And he can't even be killed, his body will just be sent back to the same realm his powers come from until he gains enough strength to reconstitute himself.
* Golden Age public domain superhero ComicBook/StardustTheSuperWizard is an unintentional one. Imagine a character with the [[RealityWarper reality-warping]] power of Dr. Manhattan as mentioned above combined with the black and white worldview and the "creative" mind of his "colleague" Rorschach and you have Stardust.
* Fantomah, Woman of the Jungle, created by Fletcher Hanks, who also created Stardust above, is an apparent blonde Caucasian JunglePrincess who, however, shares Stardust's RealityWarping powers and sadism. Unlike him she is explicitly described as a magic-user, and her face turns into a skull whenever she uses her powers, making her seem even more inhuman and her qualification for this trope more intentional.
* [[RealityWarper Mad Jim Jaspers]] of ''Comicbook/CaptainBritain'' crosses into this realm thanks to his abilities being strong enough to make him nigh-omnipotent, to the point where he may actually exist on a metaphysical level as well. He was so hideously powerful that ''his entire continuity'' had to be destroyed to prevent it from becoming infectious and warping reality in other continuities.
* ComicBook/{{Galactus}} looks like a big man with a NiceHat. In reality, he's a CosmicEntity [[PlanetEater that devours entire worlds]], created when the will of the previous universe - the one that collapsed into the matter that went 'boom' and made ''this'' universe in the BigBang - merged with its last survivor. He only looks human because [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm it's how people]] [[AppearanceIsInTheEyeOfTheBeholder see him]]; no two races see him the same way. And he drains plants to sustain himself because his energy goes to keeping something ''a million times worse than himself'' [[SealedEvilInACan sealed in its can]], but more on [[OmnicidalManiac Abraxas]] later.
** His [[CosmicEntity brethren]]: while they look humanoid, they're embodiments of the most fundamental forces of reality and most of them look pretty strange. [[TimeAbyss Eternity]] looks like a robed man version of [[CelestialBody the entire universe]], [[SpaceMaster Infinity]] is a female figure with yellow-black skin and lines across her body and while [[PowerOfTheVoid Oblivion]] may look relatively normal he's the CosmicEntity in charge of that which has been ''[[RetGone wiped out of existence.]]'' Thankfully, [[TheGodsMustBeLazy they almost never interfere.]]
** [[OmnicidalManiac Abraxas]] looks like a human with green skin who wears a toga, and he makes Galactus seem positively cuddly in comparison. Indeed, one of the reasons Galactus even ''exists'' is to keep Abraxas in check. Abraxas is the opposite of Eternity, making Abraxas the ultimate embodiment of unfettered destruction in the Marvel multiverse. Abraxas is fully willing and capable of killing entire universes, and the only way to get rid of him other than by reviving Galactus is to destroy all reality.
* Several of the enemies of ComicBook/DoctorStrange, the most notable ones being Dread Dormammu, who looks like a humanoid with constantly burning head, and his sister, Umar the Unrelenting, who looks like a beautiful human woman. They are actually Faltine, a race of pure {{energy beings}}, and have power to rival Abstracts. Umar's daughter, Clea, is half-Faltine, yet looks like a human woman, only with unusually white hair. Strange also faces various gods, like [[GodOfEvil Cthon]] (who looks like a hideous old man) and DemonLordsAndArchdevils, like Mephisto (who looks like a human with unnaturally red skin).
* Xadhoom from ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'' seems to be just a FlyingBrick among many examples. However, she is also functionally a sun in humanoid form, and even ''that'' is without factoring in: (A) Her appearance (alien to both humans and [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Xerbians]]); (B) Her occasional displays of LovecraftianSuperpower shapeshifting; (C) And the fact that she inflicts what amounts to a CosmicHorrorStory on the Evronians through most of the first series.
* The Endless from ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' are seven entities older and more powerful than gods who generally shift into AFormYouAreComfortableWith when around humans or other entities. [[spoiler:Their parents Time and Night,]] introduced in ''Comicbook/TheSandmanOverture'', also fit the bill.
* Nimble Jack from the Creator/{{Dark Horse|Comics}} comic ''Colder'' looks like a rail-thin, grinning, wide-eyed man missing a front tooth who's [[DoesNotLikeShoes always shoeless]], but he's actually an entity from a [[DarkWorld dark reflection of reality]] called "the Hungry World" who feeds on insanity, delights in [[DrivenToSuicide driving to suicide]] vulnerable people to feed just before/at the moment of death, and has many freaky powers and abilities, such as inhuman agility and flexibility, being usually InvisibleToNormals, and the ability to hide almost anywhere (like inside his own reflection in a rearview mirror, or in ''the digestive tract of a random hobo''), and popping out of said hiding place in the most disturbing ways possible ([[ChestBurster the hobo doesn't survive]]). And pretty much everything he says concerns him feeding - humans are just walking, talking menu items to him. Also, several other monstrous "things" from the Hungry World either obey him or fear him enough that they'll leave alone someone identified as one of his prospective meals, including [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever some very BIG ones]].
* Franchise/{{Superman}}:
** ''Comicbook/WhatEverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow'' reveals that [[GreatGazoo Mr Mxyzptlk]] really looks like this; looking at him ''hurts'' due to his AlienGeometries. He chooses to present himself as he does purely for his own amusement.
** In ''Comicbook/WarWorld'' Superman runs into Comicbook/TheSpectre while he seeks his cousin Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} out. The Spectre is humanoid, but he is the embodiment of God's Wrath and unimaginably powerful.
* The Jin En Mok of ''Comicbook/{{Lucifer}}'' look like humans, but that's just because they ''eat'' them - they take the form of the last person they devour. Their true forms are never seen, but when they want to fight, they gain pure white eyes, razor-sharp teeth, and prehensile intestines that they can use as a means of attack. It's said that they're beings left over from a previous version of the universe who want out of this one.
* ''ComicBook/AmericanVampire'' contains some examples such as {{Dracula}} (depicted as a humanoid being seemingly made out of shadows that can drive people insane with his presence) and the Japanese Vampires (Xenomorph-looking aberrations that can infect humans in matter of minutes), but the biggest one in the series is [[TheDragon The Gray Trader]]. Think [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos the Slenderman]] in a world where several vampires breeds and bloodlines exist, and ''he'' is [[TheDreaded the most fearsome thing around]]. He is no vampire, but actually a human who became the champion and protector of an EldritchAbomination.
* ''ComicBook/TheUltimates2015:'' [[spoiler:Simon Rostdvow initially appears as a man with pupil-less eyes that glow orange, and initially seems to just be a twisted counterpart to America Chavez. When a fight with the Ultimates occurs, it turns out Rostdvow isn't human at all, and they turn into a deformed, foetal monstrosity, described as "beyond naming".]]
* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': The Sisters of Death, Phobia and Nausea, are two witches responsible for the creation of the [[EvilCounterpart Dark Judges]]. While they used to look human, their real form is some sort of extradimensional abomination that feeds off of life itself. During their later appearances (such as "Necropolis"), they don't even bother with the disguise and simply appear as evil spirits.
* ''ComicBook/LadyDeath''. In the original incarnation, she was a normal human who became the ruler of Hell after absorbing all of the Devil's power. In the Avatar press publications, she gradually grew into this trope with her background being widely changed - she is an "albino", an individual who made a DealWithTheDevil to travel to the [[TheUnderworld Labyrinth]] and gain god-like arcane powers, but they were regarded as abominations by the Labyrinth residents, due to albinos ending up on that domain willingly unlike other people and using its powers for evil. Later on the storyline, Lady Death would visit the Void and turn into its anthropomorphic personification, gaining [[ThePowerOfTheVoid all of its power]] in the process.

* Psyko, the warped EvilCounterpart to Sleepwalker in ''FanFic/UltimateSleepwalker'', was originally human before he was exposed to a wave of perverted demonic energy from the Mindscape. It completely fried the brains of every other human in the area, but he simply absorbed it and turned into a humanoid... ''thing'' with bone-white skin, a skull-like face, bone-like spikes growing out of his body, insane glowing eyes, and teeth as long as a man's finger.
* Gravemoss, already an AxCrazy Really700YearsOld {{Necromancer}}, in ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' was this trope to start with and only becomes more so as time goes on, something really not helped by his possession of[=/=]by [[ArtifactOfDoom the Darkhold]]. And as one of his allies notes, there's something in his eyes...
** He graduates fully to this trope when Chthon possesses him, replacing his removed arm with one of pure scarlet chaos energy that is continuously changing shape and hurts to look at, smiling a smile that rips his cheeks into something the Joker would envy and sending all of reality into a tailspin.
** The Slendermen all qualify as this, as do most of the other darker Fae (even the relatively nice ones tend towards the border regions of the UncannyValley), in one fashion or another.
** Harry himself is noted as occasionally coming off as 'slightly otherworldly', and not in the harmless Luna Lovegood sense. He moves with too much grace to be human, he can quite literally read minds (after chapter 60) and he carries around an aura of power that makes people's instincts start screaming.
** In chapter 71 he [[spoiler: dies and is resurrected and possessed by the Phoenix]] and all bets are off. Also, in chapter 78 when he's [[spoiler: possessed by Chthon.]]
** Voldemort becomes this, following his resurrection, which is rather different to canon. Not only does he have his horcruxes, while he looks human, like an older Tom Riddle, he's walking around in a body constructed from [[spoiler: Peter Pettigrew's biomass [[GrandTheftMe (yes, he didn't just possess Pettigrew, he stole his body and reshaped it entirely)]]]]. Worse, he's got powerful PsychicPowers, a proclivity for absolutely brutal MindRape, and [[VampiricDraining feeds off the life-force of others]] and it's not entirely clear whether he's actually properly alive or not.
** [[spoiler: Nathaniel Essex a.k.a. Sinister]] is treated as such. He's immortal, capable of VoluntaryShapeshifting, has strong PsychicPowers, can - somehow - hide from even Doctor Strange's tracking and Heimdall's sight, his base form is [[spoiler: deathly white, with a strange red gem in his forehead.]]
** The Dark Phoenix lives and breathes this trope.
* ''Fanfic/TheChildOfLove'': Rei looks a mostly normal teen girl (even if a tad weird and emotionless), but in reality she is a piece of the soul of an ancient alien goddess stuck inside Shinji's mother's cloned body. The main characters found about it when she [[spoiler:slammed Gendo with her A T Field.]]
* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'': Shinji, Asuka, Rei, Touji, Hikari and Anna are outwardly human-like children... but the dead [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos elder gods]] live inside them. They have weird, creepy powers (insect and reptile control, fire manipulation, space bending...), their bodies regenerate damage instantly and don't age, and their presence creeps other people out.
* In ''Fanfic/GhostsOfEvangelion'', Rei and Kaworu are seen during some important scenes, although they are now human-like spirits without physical bodies.
* ''Fanfic/{{HERZ}}'': In the backstory Rei [[spoiler:absorbed the bodies of two {{Eldritch Abomination}}s: Adam and Lilith.]] After doing that, she should look like a planet-sized, glowing, white-haired and white-skinned version of herself, but she prefers to keep looking human to stay with her family. However, people come across her think that she is weird and even eerie.
* ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': After [[spoiler:their ascension to godhood the New ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Chaos Gods]]'']] have a myriad of shapes, most of them incomprehensible to human eyes, but they don their old human selves when they want to interact with their followers, mingle with humans or go unnoticed. People paying attention, though, feel something scary and predatory about them.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fics:
** Yuuka Kazami in ''FanFic/ImperfectMetamorphosis'' is horrifically powerful, inspires petrifying dread by her very presence, not even Yukari knows what the hell she is (and notes that [[RealityWarper her powers]] are disturbingly ineffective against her), and even with [[spoiler:the Shadow Youkai]] running around and causing a mess of everything nearly everyone treats her as the bigger threat. Later events reveal [[spoiler:she's actually an Outer God, straight out of Lovecraft.]]
** ''FanFic/MaidensIllusionaryFuneral'' depicts Yukari Yakumo as an unstoppable juggernaut who is really a nightmarish mass of darkness and eyes masquerading in the form of a human woman. Glimpses of this are seen throughout her battles as she gets her GameFace on, but she only drops the illusion when Youki bisects her; [[OhCrap his reaction]] is most appropriate.
* Joseph Regent, protagonist of ''FanFic/SonOfTheWarp'', is more or less one of these, given that he's the [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human son]] of [[EldritchAbomination Tzeentch]].
* Naruto/Sunny in ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3227295/1/Dancing-with-Demons Dancing With Demons]]'' is either this or past the BishounenLine depending on who's dealing with him. Most women and many children find his hair ornaments, flawless skin, and blonde hair "beautiful". Most ninja find his red eyes, unnatural stillness, and carnivorous diet ([[IAmAHumanitarian humans if he can manage it]]) highly disturbing.
* Played with relentlessly in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/17566/chapters/22548 Only Human]]'', a ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' AU where Q never regained his powers in "Deja Qu". Q makes a poor human and it becomes clear that [[ClarkesThirdLaw Q's powers were simply advanced technology]] and his reasoning is comprehensible by humans if they know where he's coming from. Except Q is still an alien in human form and his prior existence is still so alien it is only expressible by analogy. His expectations and reactions don't make sense without that history.
* Whilst already strange to pony eyes, the human in ''FanFic/{{Millennium}}'' has clearly stepped beyond the point of actual humanity, being a nightmarish force instead.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''FanFic/GManMeetsTheMysteryMan'', which features [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a meeting between two creepy humanoid abominations from very different sources]].
* Played with and then played straight in ''FanFic/TheBridge''. Like equine Equestria, when kaiju crossover to the "Equestria Girls" realm they also change. For most, they do keep some of their powers, SuperStrength, and SuperToughness; but are still recognizably human. [[TheHeavy Enjin]] however, is a being composed entirely of dark energy. The result of it crossing over can best be described as an animate, solid shadow.
* In ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'', Rei looks human but she's a piece of the soul of an old alien goddess stuck inside Yui Ikari's cloned body. She's constantly hurt and aching due to this.
* ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry''
** Rei is a cloned human who acts as a vessel for the soul of an EldritchAbomination. When Shinji and Asuka go back to the past and meet her again, they're unsettled because she always seemed strange, but they never doubted that she was human.
--->There she was; that long-time enigma: cloned from remains of his mother; partial Angel; the one with the power to return every single human on the planet back to nothing. After seeing her for years only as that, in the tremendous form she had taken at the end, it seemed impossible to ever look at the delicate fourteen year old girl that was Rei Ayanami in the same way again.
** Kaworu is another clone storing the soul of another alien EldritchAbomination. Talking to him or being around him is unsettling because he looks human but he doesn't act or talk like one, and he blatantly tells that life, death, space, time... are meaningless concepts to him.
* ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'': The last antagonist is [[spoiler:a clone of Kaworu, under the control of the Emerald Tablet, [[AIIsACrapshoot a mad A.I.]] of alien origins]]. He looks physically human, but his mind is not. He's inmensely creepy, powerful, downright amoral and he regards human beings as "things" beneath him.
* In ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'', Rei and Kaworu. They are humanoid vessels for the souls of alien gods, and at the end [[spoiler:they stop being human.]] In the rewrite, Kaworu is even more inhuman and creepier than his canon self.
* ''Fanfic/OnceMoreWithFeeling'': At the beginning of the story, Lilith’s ghost follows Shinji around. She looks like a teenager human girl, but is the alien mother of humanity.
* Repeatedly referenced in ''Fanfic/AintNoGrave'' but ultimately subverted. Bucky in full Soldier mode [[TerrorHero scares the spots off a lot of people]], and is [[OneManArmy clearly]] [[SuperSoldier not a normal human]] but he's as human as Captain America. Even if he sometimes sees himself as more of an immortal inhuman killing machine than a regular person because of internalized {{Dehumanization}} and IAmAMonster issues.
-->The creature has been thinking about offerings. These are the things that it knows: 1. It is a undying, deathless creature. 2. It is an evil creature. It brings death in its wake, and no mortal man can stand against it.
* In the ''Anime/YuGiOh'' fanfic ''Fanfic/DesertedDistractions'', [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Yami Bakura]] is portrayed through most of the story as creepy and evil, but in a very human, relatable way, mostly acting without inhibitions or moral restraints on his and/or his host's desires and best interests. And then two-thirds of the way in, in order to defeat a shadow demon, Bakura sheds most of [[HumanityIsInfectious the human baggage he's picked up during his years with Ryou]].
-->"You fool," he cackled, and his voice bore no resemblance to the voice of Ryou Bakura. "You fool. Don't you know that I '''am''' the darkness?"
** When he returns, Tea has a strong UncannyValley reaction to him, until they return to the physical world where he can successfully borrow Ryou's humanity again.
* Illyria in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9215532/1/ Harry Potter and the Shell of the God King]]'' mostly resembles Luna Lovegood (whose body she took over) except for her inhumanly blue eyes, blue streaked hair, and blue patches of skin. Granted, she can look however she wants, but it's nonetheless her preferred form.
* After taking over Naruto's body in ''Fanfic/BlackkatsReverse'' Kurama finds himself with [[RedEyesTakeWarning blood-red eyes]], claws hard enough to tear flesh and can use his ''very'' malevolent chakra at will. Also, he has no problem with walking around in blood-soaked clothes.
* [[MoeAnthropomorphism Humanized]] portraits of [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Bill Cipher]] sometimes portray him as one, due to his canon status as an EldritchAbomination. Though humanizing Bill is usually done to [[SelfFanservice make him super hot]], the depictions that emphasize his eldritch traits can often be [[NightmareFuel suitably terrifying]], reminding us that he's still a villain at his core ([[http://ladyofthegeneral.deviantart.com/art/Now-You-ve-Made-Me-Angry-598476886 Case in point]]).
* Minor [[Fanfic/TheMansionverse Mansionverse]] character the Portrait Man's appearance closely mirrors the Slenderman, minus the tentacles and plus a pair of large ink-black eyes reminescent of TheGreys.
* SantaClaus is revealed as this in ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines''. He delivers his gifts and makes everyone believe that they bought them instead of getting them from him, though he still remains a benevolent example.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* The Coachman in ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' looks like a perfectly normal old man...at first. But between his creepy, featureless minions, his practice of turning bad boys into donkeys, and his NightmareFace, it becomes clear that, whatever he is, he isn't human.
* [[BigBad Pitch Black]] the boogeyman from DreamWorks' ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians'' is described as "the essence of fear". He looks like a tall, [[LeanAndMean lanky human]] with [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette an extremely pale skin]] who dresses in a [[DarkIsEvil jet-black nightshirt]] at first glance, but has control over darkness, can transform innocent dreams into terrifying nightmares (he even commands an army of them) and lives in an EldritchLocation. If you think that's scary enough, [[http://rufftoon.tumblr.com/post/41565341085 concept art of him]] shows he was going to be ''far'' more eldritch-looking.
* ''WesternAnimation/SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas'', made by DreamWorks as well, gives us [[BigBad Eris]], goddess of Chaos and Discord. She looks like an extremely beautiful woman, but her home, [[EldritchLocation Tartarus]], and her habilities to casually [[RealityWarper warp reality the way she wants]] tell a different story. The way she's animated certainly helps; her form is constantly moving and shifting, and she seems to be physically more 3-dimensional than the other characters, making her look generally otherworldly.
** The sirens which Marina wards off at one point are this as well, being feminine-looking, yet sinister water elementals with [[SupernaturalGoldEyes glowing, yellow eyes]] and a mouth full of small, [[ScaryTeeth sharp needle-like teeth]].

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The Harvesters in ''Film/TheDeathsOfIanStone'' are an odd case. They're [[PhysicalGod essentially the gods of their setting]], and it's stated they made TheMultiverse just to farm humans for their [[EmotionEater tasty, tasty fear]]. Their power over their surroundings is difficult to overstate, and their natures seem incomprehensible to humans--but their ''motivations'' are [[HorrorHunger instantly recognizable to any junkie]], and they can be as petty and flawed as any human. [[spoiler:Two of them prove they can be as noble, too, and even [[InterspeciesRomance as loving]].]]
* From the ''Film/{{Phantasm}}'' franchise, The Tall Man is perhaps one of the best known examples of this on film. He looks like an old man in a suit, albeit an intimidating one, but is really implied to be some horrible otherdimensional conciousness wearing the form of a man named Jebadaiah Morningstar like a meat suit. He bleeds a yellowish fluid when injured and his fingers have been known to turn into hideous bug-things when severed. He is hideously strong, controls an army of deadly silver spheres, and even has some RealityWarper powers. He has a nasty agenda that involves killing people and turning them into twisted dwarfish slaves to use in another dimension.
* {{Satan}} in motion pictures will often take the form of a man (or, more rarely, a woman), only to eventually reveal himself as something either grotesque or freakishly primeval.
** In ''Film/EndOfDays'', he is in human form (and speaks English) for most of the story, then manifests himself as a malevolent shock wave in [[BloodStainedGlassWindows the big cathedral showdown]].
** In ''Film/TheDevilsAdvocate'', he appears most often as John Milton, a hotshot New York lawyer; however, his fingers can vaporize holy water in a sort of inversion of HolyBurnsEvil, he survives getting shot several times in the chest, and [[spoiler: in the film's fiery climax we finally see his true form... though only for a split-second, since [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm it is so ugly that most people could not bear to look at it]]. Not much later, he assumes his other form as a FallenAngel]].
* Similarly, [[TheGrimReaper Death]] in motion pictures.
** Death in ''Film/TheSeventhSeal'' appears as a tall, pale-skinned man in black robes.
** In ''Film/TheDoors'', Death stalks Jim Morrison throughout much of his life, usually taking the form of [[MagicalNativeAmerican a Navajo Indian medicine man]].
* The Cenobites from ''Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}'' are a cadre of barely human sadomaschists . . . "barely" being the operative word here.
* Dr. Pretorius in Stuart Gordon's ''Film/FromBeyond''. It's pretty clear when we see him [[CameBackWrong after his first "death"]] that the only things still remotely human about him are his sexual deviancy and his face.
* The title character of ''Film/{{Lucy}}'' starts out completely human but is injected with a FantasticDrug that [[NinetyPercentOfYourBrain lets her access 100% of her brain capacity]]. First she starts off as an emotionless ActionGirl. However, as she accesses more of her brain capacity she becomes ''incredibly'' powerful and gradually enters RealityWarper status. [[spoiler:By the end, she's an amoral god-like entity of unfathomable power, and finally she leaves her human form behind to become a Yog-Sothoth {{Expy}} by entwining herself with the very fabric of existence.]]
* In ''Film/SixSouls'' there are two:
** [[spoiler: The Granny: a seemingly immortal witch who sees through the eyes of a [[TheVoiceless mute]] [[CreepyChild creepy child]], who can move peoples' souls in and out of their bodies at will, and who seems to possess a very [[BlueAndOrangeMorality incomprehensible and inhuman set of morals.]]]]
** [[spoiler: The Reverend: a [[TheSoulless soulless]] undead revenant cursed to [[WalkingTheEarth walk the earth]] forever, consuming the souls of others as atheistic as he was in life.]]
* ''Film/VanishingOnSeventhStreet'': The shadow-creatures, possibly extensions of the [[EldritchAbomination darkness that is gradually eliminating/absorbing all light sources and people]], manifest as human silhouettes when they do manifest.
* Gozer manifests as one of these at the climax of ''Film/Ghostbusters1984''.
* ''Film/LostHighway:'' The Mystery Man. Upon meeting the main character he says they've meet before, at his home. When Fred denies it, the Mystery Man says he's at the house, ''right now,'' and to call him. [[MindScrew He answers.]]
* ''Film/{{Wishmaster}}:'' The Djinn in human form has something distinctly off about him. Even when he's charming he comes off as supremely creepy, and even if one didn't know it already, the feeling that something monstrous lurks right underneath that face is ever present.

* While most of the Darklords of Helgedad in ''Literature/LoneWolf'' have humanoid proportions, Darklord Haakon is the best example. The ''Legends of Lone Wolf'' novel ''Claws of Helgedad'' reveals that Haakon has the face of a young human man. [[RedRightHand He also has unnaturally long skinny fingers]] and a powerfully muscled physique. A physique that is very easy to see since he has ''[[BodyHorror translucent skin]]'' from the neck down. Despite the physical similarities to humans, Haakon is an embodiment of pure evil just like the other Darklords.

* Franchise/CthulhuMythos:
** Nyarlathotep, the messenger and soul of the Outer Gods. He doesn't seem to have an actual body (being a sentient representation of the will of the Outer Gods), but he can manifest in the physical world using {{Projected Avatar}}s. He seems to prefer manifesting in a form that is indistinguishable from a human. Mainly because he's a {{Chessmaster}} [[ManipulativeBastard who enjoys manipulating people]], and that's rather difficult to do if you manifest as a skyscraper-sized betentacled monstrosity. In his [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyarlathotep_(short_story) debut title]], Nyarlathotep appears to be a normal human in appearance. It's [[BrownNote his performance that drives people mad]]. In "The Dreams in the Witch House", he manifests as a mostly human figure that is heavily implied to have hooves. It is highly suggested that sometimes he manifests in a form that is so alien to the creature viewing it that it goes insane, and that each one of his forms can do that to some creature, which means that somewhere in the universe there is/are being(s) who see [[HumansAreCthulhu humans as so alien that they cannot view one without going into gibbering madness]].
** [[HalfHumanHybrid Wilbur Whateley]] from ''Literature/TheDunwichHorror'', who wanted to bring daddy [[EldritchAbomination Yog-Sothoth]] and his pals [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt to our neck of the woods]].
** Hastur [[SpeakOfTheDevil the Unspeakable]]'s most recognisable avatar, the King in Yellow. His mask? It's NotAMask...
* Helen Vaughan from Creator/ArthurMachen's ''Literature/TheGreatGodPan'' was the inspiration for Lovecraft's [[Literature/TheDunwichHorror Wilbur Whateley]] and may well have been the [[UrExample first]] Humanoid Abomination in modern literature. She is the daughter of an EldritchAbomination who seduces men into partaking of her unknown horrors, driving them to madness and suicide.
-->"Everyone who saw her at the police court said she was at once the most beautiful woman and the most repulsive they had ever set eyes on. I have spoken to a man who saw her, and I assure you he positively shuddered as he tried to describe the woman, but he couldn't tell why."
* Modern Franchise/CthulhuMythos author Creator/WHPugmire has dedicated many stories to Nyarlathotep. His own original creation is Selene, who is related to Nyarlathotep and appears as a woman with near-black skin and flowing red hair. She's closer to TheFairFolk in her portrayal but eventually departs to sit with her "Elder Sibling beside the entropic throne of Ultimate Disorder."
* Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse:
** Thousands of years before the classic saga, there was the Sith Emperor, introduced in ''Literature/{{Revan}}'' and the BigBad of ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic''. He attained immortality through a ritual that drained life essences on an even larger scale than Palpatine later pulled off, draining every last bit of life on an entire planet to the point that TheForce itself ceased to exist within the planet's atmosphere. Though his body's shape was still humanoid afterward, nothing else about him was. Even other Sith Lords, who by their nature see no problem with mass murder, [[EvenEvilHasStandards were horrified when they learned about how he became immortal]]. And his intention was to go even further, because his immortality wasn't perfect enough. He was immune to natural death, but could still theoretically be killed by violence. So his plan was to create a larger-scale version of the original ritual that would drain the life of ''[[ApocalypseHow everything in the universe]]'', which would have effectively resulted in him ''[[AGodAmI becoming the Force]]''.
** ''Literature/FateOfTheJedi'' has Abeloth, a former human woman who more than a hundred thousand years before the movies ended up on a planet occupied by the immortal Ones, the Father, the Son, and the Daughter. She became the Servant, but was then accepted as the Mother because she was able to control the rivalry between the Son, who represented the Dark Side, and the Daughter, who represented the Light Side. She was still mortal though, and as she aged her ability to control the Son and Daughter's rivalry diminished and she feared the loss of her family, so she tried to obtain immortality by drinking from the Font of Power as the son had and bathing in the Pool of Knowledge as the daughter had. She achieved her goal of near-immortality, but because she was a mortal and not a divine being like the Ones, her body and mind became twisted beyond recognition. The Father built the Maw Installation to imprison the Mother on that planet, and she was soon became the Dark Side entity known as Abeloth. She possessed Dark Side abilities that no others possessed, inflicting paranoia on Force-sensitives and drawing them to her, who would drain then their life energy and consume them. She would then create avatars of them, which she would use to disguise herself and hide her true hideous appearance. She could also teleport through space and had a [[EldritchLocation realm]] of her own creation called Beyond Shadows. Luke, who was at this point the most powerful Jedi who ever lived, threw everything he could at her and only slowed her down. He felt she was beyond human comprehension and that her return was inevitable. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9xTS_DEx_w This video]] provides a great overview of her.
* Angels in ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'', which are near-EnergyBeings that look like architecture but that humans see as WingedHumanoid in shape.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** In ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic'', everyone expects the Things From The Dungeon Dimensions to come storming into our reality with tentacles waving, but all they need is one mind. And when Rincewind looks into [[spoiler: Trymon]]'s eyes, it's every bit as horrific as anything involving tentacles and AlienGeometries.
** ''Discworld/IShallWearMidnight'' introduces the Cunning Man, the shade of a fanatic witch-hunter who was so obsessed he went on even after eventually having no body. He appears as a man in black with empty holes for eyes (no, not empty eye sockets, HOLES, you can see through them) and InvisibleToNormals; to those who can perceive it, he also appears to exude a terrible stench, though rather than an actual physical stench this is their mind's perception of the corruption in his. He can use mirrors, pictures and the like to enter the world, and can possess the bodies of others. To hammer home how utterly ''wrong'' he is, it should be noted that, in Discworld, the eyes always show a person's true nature. Even the gods can change anything about their appearance except their eyes. Now the Cunning Man has ''nothing there'', as in seeing into the front and out the back of his head.
** The Auditors, who appear in such books as ''Discworld/ThiefOfTime'', ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' and ''Discworld/ReaperMan''. It's quite telling that they mostly appear in DEATH centered books, on account of them seeking to end nearly most of the universe in order to maintain its "order". They appear as humanoid figures, draped in cloaks, and speak in an unnerving tone but they've disguised themselves as humans in the past.
* Creator/StephenKing:
** Randall Flagg, especially in ''Literature/TheStand'', and to a lesser extent in the other books where he is the BigBad or TheDragon. In ''The Stand'' one character claims that Flagg is actually Legion, the [[Literature/TheBible Biblical]] demon horde that Jesus cast into a herd of pigs, and Flagg claims to be [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Nyarlathotep]] himself.
** The Crimson King ends up looking like a red-robed [[EvilOldFolks old man]] when he's finally encountered in the end. His [[RedEyes eyes]] give him away.
** The favourite form of the eponymous EldritchAbomination in ''Literature/{{It}}'' is a MonsterClown called Pennywise the Dancing Clown.
* The Beast, AKA [[spoiler:Martin Chatwin]] from ''Literature/TheMagicians'' is mistaken for an EldritchAbomination at first, but during the climactic battle, his EvilGloating reveals [[spoiler: that, as a boy, he escaped into the fringes of the Fillory world and accepted the darker magic of its inhabitants wholeheartedly, transforming him into a god-level power.]] The result is [[http://68.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8f9c4lcXT1qgvf15o1_1280.jpg not pretty]]
* The Clockmaker, [[spoiler:formerly Philip Lascaille]], from Creator/AlastairReynolds' ''Literature/ThePrefect''. Can assume any shape, but its default form resembles a stretched out human form, spindly and quicksilver. Enjoys wanton slaughter and leaving intricately designed clocks and trinkets around... which may or may not be [[BodyHorror Body Horror-inducing]] booby traps.
* In Creator/CharlesStross' ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'':
** [[spoiler:Angleton, AKA the Eater of Souls]] is eventually revealed to be this. Subverted in that he's undeniably one of the good guys, even if he ''lives'' in the UncannyValley and therefore frightens the hell out of his subordinates. [[spoiler:What happened was that he was summoned and bound in the 1930s, taught to pass for human, and eventually HumanityEnsues. Strangely, it's implied that he believes in decency and fairness more than the people around him--he's not averse to pulling a few strings for Bob and Mo's sake.]]
** Ramona Random is an example of the "impossibly beautiful" sort; while her glamour makes her appear to be your standard spy-movie bombshell, she is in fact [[spoiler:half Deep One and in the process of transforming into a FishPerson. By the latest installment, she is confined to a SuperWheelchair when operating on land due to the progress of her transformation]].
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
** The Lords of the Outer Night in [[OurVampiresAreDifferent the Red Court]]. Some [[EldritchAbomination Outsiders]] can also take humanoid form, such as "Sharkface" in ''Literature/ColdDays''.
** The two Faerie Queens, Mab and Titania, are unfathomable even by [[TheFairFolk fae standards]]. Mab is described as being [[AnthropomorphicPersonification winter itself]]. Their very existence has effects on world -- if Seelie a were bit weaker than Unseelie, Mab's existence would cover earth in eternal Ice Age. Titania's existence would result in chaotic nature and more of life on Earth -- and viruses aren't except from it. When two of them decide to fight, the planet is covered by apocalyptic storms. It is mentioned that Faerie wars already killed off all life on planet few times, and it had to be restarted from scratch. When Harry looks at them with Sight [[spoiler:they manifest as pure power and raw elemental forces, gigantic pillars and stars of magic, causing Harry extreme pain. Later we learn that Queens are just vessels for their mantles, indestructible elemental powers old as universe that in time destroy the host's personality and remake it into specific archetype.]]
** The Faerie "mothers" are an order of ''magnitude'' more powerful than the queens. [[spoiler:They control destiny and nature, are invulnerable and able to destroy fey's greatest bane, iron -- Mother Winter's teeth are iron -- and are omniscient, implied to be able to see alternate universes.]]
* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'':
** Comparatively minor examples, the Myrddraal are born among the [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Trollocs]], a throwback to the Trollocs' human heritage, but warped by the BlackMagic that created them. They resemble eerily pale, graceful humans except that they have [[EyelessFace smooth skin where eyes should be]] and have a number of bizarre abilities that cannot be explained by the series' main magic system. They're also absolutely devoid of emotion except for cold-blooded sadism and are all completely identical in terms of appearance and personality. Even human villains who encounter them are prone to remark on how unnatural they are.
** Shaidar Haran, a Myrddraal that acts as the Dark One's avatar, and later an incubator of sorts.
** Padan Fain, who starts out as human, but through a convoluted series of misfortunes, becomes the living embodiment of another evil power, possibly as bad as the Dark One.
* Creator/NeilGaiman:
** [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Mr. Croup and Mr. Vandemar]] from ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}''. They look human but they're impossibly strong, [[FlashStep able to move faster than the human eye can perceive]], don't bleed when you cut them, have ExtremeOmnivore tendencies [[ImAHumanitarian which extend to humans]], [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld have been alive for centuries]], and are pure evil. Door even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this trope when Richard calls them men.
-->"I suppose you could call them men, yes. Two legs, two arms, a head each."
** ''Literature/TheOceanAtTheEndOfTheLane:'' The thing that calls itself Ursula Monkton... at least until it abandons its disguise. Also, perhaps all of the Hempstocks, although they are a benevolent version of the trope.
* The [[BigBad Endlords]] from ''Literature/SwordOfShadows'' look like tall humans in dark armor, but it's made ''quite'' plain that they are in fact cosmic forces of destruction which have been compressed into this shape, and are utterly inimical to life as we know it.
* In ''Literature/ThoseThatWake'', Man in Suit is a humanoid man in a suit who's so blank his features are impossible to describe, and his influence can cause you to kill yourself or try to kill those around you. [[spoiler:This is because he's the living idea of hopelessness]].
* In ''Literature/BloodMeridian'' the Judge is [[ImpliedTrope implied]] to be more than he seems, but exactly ''what'' is something ManWasNotMeantToKnow. He never sleeps, he never ages, he proclaims [[GodIsEvil war itself to be God]], he wants nothing less than absolute power over the Earth and all life upon it, and upon finding him waiting for them in the desert, every member of the Glanton gang believes they have met him before.
* Iruoch in the second novel of the ''Literature/WiddershinsAdventures'' trilogy is an [[TheFairFolk evil faerie]] who has a base resemblance to a man - although it's repeatedly emphasized how creepy and unnatural he looks - has [[ChildEater a taste for human children]], eight unnaturally long spider-like fingers that he can use to lift himself up and walk on, and a [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking physics-defying hat and coat]]. He's also accompanied by an invisible chorus of ghostly children.
* [[GooGooGodlike Anthony Fremont]] in ''Literature/ItsAGoodLife''. While his appearance isn't fully described, he has PurpleEyes, is sometimes described as a goblin, has an "odd shadow," and was strange-looking enough that the obstetrician who delivered him freaked out and tried to kill him. There's also the matter of his RealityWarper abilities, which allow him to do essentially anything he likes. Despite this, his mind is the same as that of any other three-year-old. That's hardly any comfort to the residents of his home town of Peaksville, who are forced to pretend that everything is good lest they be [[FateWorseThanDeath turned into something horrible and sent to the cornfield]].
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
** The Others, although it's a bit hard to tell what their deal actually ''is'', as they can also cross into TheFairFolk , AnIcePerson and/or {{Necromancer}} territories ,depending on what angle you're looking at them from. Their looks are beautifully humanoid in a quite literally cold and distant way, but you'd ''never'' actually mistake them for human, except from a distance.
** The Children of the Forest might be more benign (we think) and the classically small-style, brownie-like elfin to look at, especially given their links with trees and the natural world. But, they're as much like TheFairFolk as the Others are, if less overtly Dark Powers-y. Given their link to possible blood-sacrifice in the past and their decidedly non-human points of view and, well... Don't get too comfy.
** Melisandre looks human enough and claims to have been an ordinary woman before becoming a priestess of R'hllor. There's still something [[UncannyValley off]] about her that unnerves most people. She's also TheNeedless and wields truly disturbing BloodMagic. This uncanny effect seems to be a fairly common occurrence with most accomplished Red Priests and Priestesses, even if the details differ between individuals. Of the four well-described ones we get, only Thoros doesn't make people squirm.
** [[TheGrimReaper The Stranger]] of the Seven. The rest of the Seven are fairly typical human-based archetypes, so are pretty "normal". For gods. Then this one pitches up: hooded-and-cloaked with an indistinct face that might or might not be a mask and generally... odd. Unsexed (although generally referred to as "he"), possibly a skeleton or something only vaguely human, regarded as TheVoiceless, without a verse in a song about the Seven: there's a lot off about "him". Appropriate for the Faith of the Seven's incarnation of Death and the unknown
* ''Literature/GoodOmens'':
** The Four Horse- er, [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse Four Bikers of the Apocalypse]] are not so much {{Reality Warper}}s as reality hurriedly gets out of their way. Violence spontaneously breaks out around War, things waste away in Famine's presence, people included, and Pollution is so toxic a supernatural crown is tarnished black the instant he touches it. They're described as {{Anthropomorphic Personification}}s [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil that are always in the minds of humans]], and as the apocalypse draws near their nature pushes through to the point that they develop "ill-fitting bodies" (Pollution ''oozes'', and War has a voice like a machine gun). [[/folder]]

[[folder: DEATH ]]
, meanwhile, simply is, and always has been, "created to be creation's shadow".
-->"When did you get here?"\\

[[folder: I never went away ]]

** TheAntichrist a.k.a. The Adversary, Destroyer of Kings, Angel of the Bottomless Pit, Great Beast that is called Dragon, [[OverlyLongName Prince of This World, Father of Lies, Spawn of Satan, and Lord of Darkness]] a.k.a. Adam Young, an eleven-year old child with power such that he makes angels, demons, even the Four look like incompetent children. He unconsciously, drastically alters the world even before realising what he is, and forces the assembled hordes of heaven and hell to simply go home. After all, anything with the power to ''start'' the apocalypse by necessity has the power to ''[[AntiAntiChrist stop]]'' it.
* ''Literature/TheZombieKnight'' has Aberrations, which are created by removing the soul of an unborn child[[note]]One with both copies of the reaper gene, so fortunately it's pretty hard to find a suitable one[[/note]] and replacing it with that of a [[TheGrimReaper reaper]]. The result can [[CastingAShadow wield solid shadows]], BodySurf, use one secondary power, and become stronger by [[YourSoulIsMine consuming souls]], which they do by killing people with that secondary ability. All of them are very bloodthirsty; as Roman puts it, they're always looking for entertainment, and are most entertained by killing people.
* The Old Ones of ''Literature/ShamanBlues'' are humanoid, but extremely ancient, impossibly powerful and decidedly not human, not to mention malicious towards mortals. They dwell at the edge of the afterlife, hunting for shamans to put them through their [[BodyHorror "initiation"]].
* ''Literature/SpaceTrilogy'': The Un-man is the BigBad of the second book, and is a [[OurDemonsAreDifferent fallen eldila, who's heavily implied to be Satan]], possessing one of his pawns. It's so petty and evil, that protagonist can't be near him for too long.
* In "Literature/TheMasqueOfTheRedDeath", the guest wearing the Red Death costume at Prince Prospero's masquerade [[spoiler: dissipates into nothingness leaving only his mask and bloody robes when first the enraged Prince and then other guests try to kill him. Everyone present dies immediately after that, the masked guest being the personification of the pestilence itself.]]
* The seven original vampires in ''Literature/TheStrain'' are revealed to have been fragments of the Archangel Azrael, who went rogue after developing a taste of blood. They appear vaguely human at first glance, but their bodies are composed of capillary worms that transmit vampirism.
* The "Walrus" and the "Carpenter" from "The Sea Was Wet as Wet Could Be" by Creator/GahanWilson, nick-named for their resemblance to the Creator/LewisCarroll characters. [[spoiler: This time, the unlucky bunch that fall victim to them aren't oysters...]]
* In ''Literature/TheSpiritThief'', the Lord of Storms is usually a hurricane, so his human shell has its share of problems. For one, it becomes unstable and blurry when he gets emotional, and in one case as he gets impatient, he grows far beyond human sizes. Then there's the fact that he's capable of both the FlashStep and staying utterly still. His entire mind is focused on hunting, to the point that when he finally spots his quarry, Miranda calls his joy so powerful, no human would be capable of feeling it.
* The main characters of ''Literature/TheTaking'' catch a glimpse of one of these in a mirror that was displaying an [[DarkWorld unnatural reflection]]. Another appears later in the story, though its appearance causes it to overlap into MonstrousHumanoid as well.
* ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign'' has two examples, both of which are major spoilers: [[spoiler:the White Queen and the Black Maw. The White Queen looks like an inhumanly beautiful girl in a {{Stripperific}} version of a wedding dress, and [[VillainWithGoodPublicity is seen as a benevolent goddess]], but is actually a complete {{Yandere}} who doesn't care about anything except the target of her obsession. The Black Maw normally looks like a tornado of black slime, but its true form is a black-colored version of the White Queen. Technically, this is in fact one example, as the White Queen and Black Maw are the same entity]].
* Shades from the ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'' qualify as this. Former sorcerers whose bodies were taken over when they summoned [[OurSpiritsAreDifferent spirits]] too strong for them to control, shades are clearly not even close to human anymore, being a hollow, papery skin filled with black smoke that passably mimics a human form until it's killed. Shades also change their appearance when converted, as Varaug is stated to look exactly like Durza after his transformation. They also have a HealingFactor and ResurrectiveImmortality (as long as they're not stabbed in the heart, which is the only way to kill them), and are strong enough to immobilize a dragon with their mind and lift an elf off the ground with one hand. Durza's consciousness even continues to assault Eragon's at full strength for several hours after the former's death.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
** Illyria's original form was a massive tentacled creature; she's an Old One, a shout-out to the Franchise/CthulhuMythos. But since she's stolen [[spoiler:Winifred Burkle]]'s body, we mostly see her looking like a blue version of her.
** Jasmine. The most we could get from her true form was a shadowed mass of tentacles, and she's mentioned by her abandoned demon followers as the "Blessed Devourer." Those who are immune to her mind-control charms don't see her as a beautiful woman but a corpse filled with maggots, and her true name cannot be pronounced by human words (Angel needed a stitched up demon follower because it was the only thing capable of saying her name and breaking the spell).
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' had one of these as its Season Five BigBad. Glorificus, aka Glory, was an exiled hellgod that was reduced to using a hapless human host as a timeshare. Whenever Glory takes control of her (male) host, she looks like a [[GenderBender glamorous woman]]. Even in this form Glory is a NighInvulnerable [[SuperStrength superstrong]] menace that can rob people of their sanity and ''eat it''.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The [[HumanAliens Time Lords]] at the end of the Second War in Heaven and the Last Great Time War have continued to regenerate into forms that are ideal for waging chronological war - in the first case, war against what [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm can only be approximately described as]] a sapient timeline. Guess what this implies for ''ordinary'' Time Lords?
*** Some parts of the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse (Dave Stone's books, specifically) suggest that the Doctor we know is a guise adopted by an EldritchAbomination. Lawrence Miles' ''Literature/FactionParadox'' series plays with this idea a lot, too.
*** "The Pandorica Opens" has the thing the Pandorica was designed to hold: "A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world." [[spoiler:It's the Doctor.]]
*** TheMaster, after he CameBackWrong in "The End of Time," is essentially TheAntichrist and his return is heralded by portentous psychic nightmares that afflict every human being on Earth.
*** This has given rise to "Dr Nyarlathotep", a tag in the fandom for fanon of the Doctor as an EldritchAbomination, encompassing everything from Time Lords/Gallifreyans as cosmic horrors in human form to the Doctor as the current universe's incarnation of Nyarlathotep.
** Also in the Expanded Universe, [[PhysicalGod humanoid TARDISes]]... it's mentioned as being especially creepy when they open to take on passengers.
** The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E7TheCelestialToymaker Celestial Toymaker]], in the original series serial of the same name, resembles a middle-aged white man dressed in Mandarin robes who engages in silly, over-sized versions of board games and toys. He however controls his own universe and has vast powers over time and space. In one Expanded Universe novel, he is depicted more horribly and is outright stated to be using the powers of the Great Old Ones. In one of the BigFinishDoctorWho audio dramas, he's said to have been observed taking a leisurely paddle in A SUPERNOVA.
** The Moment is one of the more understated ones and yet probably the most powerful in the series. Never mind that it's a weapon with the ability to destroy worlds, and a piece of mechanics complex enough to develop a consciousness - throughout its only appearance it repeatedly and calmly punches holes in the Time Lock around the Time War. This is the same barrier that's strong enough to (mostly) seamlessly contain the full might of the Daleks, Time Lords, and every other Eldritch Abomination they brought with them. For most of its appearance it [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith takes the form of]] Rose Tyler. "No, hang on... ''Bad Wolf''".
** The Doctor certainly thinks that [[LovableRogue Jack Harkness]] is one and the TARDIS agrees with him: According to the Doctor, Rose (as Bad Wolf) didn't just revive him and make him immortal, she made him a living ''fixed point in time''. The TARDIS went as far as to travel to the end of the universe to get rid of him when he grabbed it, and the Doctor's Time Lord instincts make it difficult to even look at him without mentioning how "wrong" he is.
** Bad Wolf herself. After absorbing the heart of the TARDIS in "The Parting of the Ways" Rose saw '''everything''', in all possible timelines, and possessed enough power to disintegrate an entire Dalek ''fleet'' with a thought. However it only lasted a few minutes, human bodies not capable of containing that amount of power, and the Doctor had to perform another HeroicSacrifice to save her. And yet, in those few minutes, she didn't just erase the Daleks, and spread the mysterious messages seen throughout the season, and make Jack Harkness immortal, but we ''keep'' running into the words "bad wolf" that mark Rose's fingerprints as she altered reality in the past, present, and future to protect her friends and the universe.
** The Fendahl in "Image of the Fendahl" is an ageless deathless HiveMind that seeks to absorb all LifeEnergy in the universe, and is so terrifying even looking upon it causes its victims to be rendered immobile with fear. The Fendahl Core appears as a gold-skinned human woman.
** Sutekh, Fenric, [[{{Satan}} the Beast]], the creature on Midnight, and the Great Intelligence all manifested in human bodies (''stolen'' human bodies) during their appearances. The Eternals also manifested in human bodies, but not in stolen ones.
** Zagreus, the personification of [[MindScrew Anti-Time]], from ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho''. When the Eighth Doctor is infected by Anti-Time he becomes psychotic and takes Zagreus's name.
** Also from the audio dramas, there's the Child from ''The Holy Terror.'' Introduced as Childeric's experimental attempt to transform his infant son into a god, he's essentially a five-year-old child RealityWarper with a voice stuck squarely in the middle of the UncannyValley. Further investigation reveals that he's actually an [[RegularlyScheduledEvil eternally-recurring phenomena]] throughout the setting, a human-shaped force of nature that Childeric managed to capture purely by accident. [[spoiler: More specifically, his purpose is to kill everyone in the castle, destroy the castle itself, and force Eugene Tacitus to confront his crime again.]]
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** The White Walkers. Where as the Others in the books are described as "oddly beautiful", the White Walkers look like emaciated corpses which have been left out to freeze.
** Melisandre's LivingShadow assassin.
** Gregor Clegane, after being [[CameBackWrong brought back to life]] by [[MadScientist Qyburn]], appears to be some kind of sentient zombie. He doesn't seem to feel pain, appears to be even stronger than he was in life, is partially rotted, and ''definitely'' still has his old sadism.
* BOB from ''Series/TwinPeaks'' is this--Humanoid on the outside, Abomination within.
* ''Series/{{LOST}}'' gives us the Man in Black, a post-human entity who takes the appearance of deceased individuals when not being a cloud of black smoke.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** Angels' celestial forms are completely incomprehensible to humans, and variously described as "multi-dimensional wavelengths of celestial intent" and the size of the Chrysler building. Whenever they appear in their true forms, all that is seen is a blinding light that engulfs the entire area, a booming deafening sound that are apparently their voices, everything in the vicinity getting destroyed due to their awesome presence, and are so much of a BrownNote that any humans nearby have their eyes burn out of their sockets and die. To manifest on Earth they use human vessels, which are purely intended as AFormYouAreComfortableWith.
** The Leviathans of Season 7 and a bit of Season 8 are called "The Old Ones", [[spoiler:primordial creatures from the sea that became able to possess other creatures and survive on the land. Leviathans pre-date the creation of Humans, Angels, and even the soul itself. They also pre-date any being with a soul, such as almost all forms of monsters, including demons. The only being said to pre-date or to have come into creation alongside of them is Death himself. They were so powerful that God sealed them away in Purgatory, because he felt they threatened to consume the whole of creation]]. Ironically, according to ''Supernatural'' it was a benevolent Leviathan (rare as that is) who inspired the stories of H.P Lovecraft.
** Eve, the "Mother of All", can disable angel powers, see and hear everything her children do, and custom-build monsters (including hybrids like Jefferson Starships). She's the creator of all of the Purgatory residents above except for Leviathans. [[spoiler:The boys had to time travel to find something to kill her, but that probably just sent her to Purgatory, and we know she can get out again.]]
** '''Death'''. Initially introduced as one of the Four HorsemenOfTheApocalypse, he reveals when Dean meets him that while this is true, he didn't join voluntarily nor was he created for the purpose (implication being that the other three are one of the two), but was bound by Lucifer. [[spoiler:He then gives Dean his ring-the key to defeating Lucifer]] because he considers it an insult to be bound by someone as far beneath him as Lucifer is. In the same conversation, he reveals that he [[TheFogOfAges can't remember]] if he's as old as {{God}} or ''older'', and that he will [[KillTheGod kill God]] in the end. Before he appeared, his scythe was introduced and shown to be capable of killing reapers, something supposedly impossible. "Appointment In Samarra" heavily implies that he's TheOmniscient, though he seemed surprised in a later episode that [[spoiler:Sam and Dean wanted him to kill Castiel]] so how exactly this works is unclear. In "Meet The New Boss", when Bobby protests that they can only [[spoiler:open the door to Purgatory]] during a solar eclipse, Death calmly replies that he'll just make one.
** The end of Season 10 introduces [[spoiler:the Darkness, a powerful evil force that God [[SealedEvilInACan sealed]] before the dawn of creation and which is later revealed to be God's ''sister''. After its release, it incarnates as a newborn girl named Amara, but begins feeding on the souls of people nearby, causing her to rapidly age as she gains power. A mere six episodes into Season 11, she's reached young adulthood, and is already powerful enough to utterly [[CurbStompBattle curbstomp]] Crowley, the [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority self-appointed]] King of Hell. It's implied that when she reaches adulthood, she'll be strong enough for a rematch with God, and stand a decent chance of winning.]]
* Yapool, BigBad of ''Series/UltramanAce'' is an immortal entity from AnotherDimension formed from the collective consciousnesses of an entire alien race (also called Yapool). His normal form EnergyBeing, but he usually assumes assume a demon-like physical form instead, so we're putting him here. Also, he is capable of DemonicPossession, changing shape, and creating bizarre monsters called Choju to menace the Ultras.
* Reiblood from ''Series/UltraGalaxyMegaMonsterBattle'' is Yapool but worse. An alien entity older than even the Ultramen and more powerful than many previous villains, Reiblood possesses inherent command over ''any and all'' {{kaiju}}. Fortunately, he was defeated long ago unknown forces, leaving only his consciousness while his genes scattered across the universe to infect individuals of various species in order to create successors who would battle each other for the title. Also, he was the one who turned Ultraman Belial into who he is today.
* The Creator/{{ITV}} horror series ''Series/SapphireAndSteel'' has two Humanoid Abominations as the '''protagonists'''. They're entities somehow created to sort out temporal paradoxes and attempts by worse {{Eldritch Abomination}}s to use them to invade the universe.
* Messiah of the ''Garo'' franchise is a giant, naked woman who can create thousands of Horrors from her '''footprints'''.
** Three other legendary Horrors, Ganon, Zedom and Eris, also have human-like manifestions.
* ''Series/ThirtyRock'': PlayedForLaughs example. After plenty of foreshadowing suggesting that [[HiddenDepths there's a lot more to]] [[spoiler: Kenneth]] than being [[OlderThanTheyLook older than he looks]], the final season clarifies that he's actually some manner of eldritch horror incarnated in [[GodInHumanForm human skin]]. His first words to his mother was to politely inform her of this fact, and that his [[IKnowYourTrueName true name]] is a BrownNote. Hilariously, he's an AllLovingHero (to the point of being an ExtremeDoormat) and implied AllPowerfulBystander. (Though given the fact that almost everyone else at NBC qualifies as either a JerkWithAHeartOfGold or a JerkWithAHeartOfJerk, his unfailing compassion ''does'' come off as BlueAndOrangeMorality that just happens to favor humans...)
* ''Series/ChannelZero'':
** ''Candle Cove'' has both the Tooth Child (an animate being literally made of human teeth, which turns out to be [[spoiler: an avatar for the spirit of [[PhysicalGod Eddie Painter]]]]) and the ''[[ShowWithinAShow Candle Cove]]'' character Jawbone (specifically when we see his true "Skin-Taker" form [[spoiler: in [[EldritchLocation Eddie's Realm]]]]).
** ''No-End House'' has the beings inhabiting the [[EldritchLocation titular house]]. They are perfect copies of the loved ones of the people who enter the house, but if you spend enough time around them, you realize that [[UncannyValley things are just off]] about how they act. There's also the fact that they're cannibalistic monsters who [[AbstractEater conjure up and eat]] the memories of their victims. And if they don't do so after enough time, they start to degenerate into zombie-like creatures.
** ''Butcher's Block'' has the [[OneWingedAngel Butcher form]] taken by Joseph Peach during the finale, which looks more like some kind of desiccated corpse than a person. There's also the Meat Servant, a literal human-shaped conglomerate of raw meat in service to the Peach family [[spoiler: and the Pestilent God [[GreaterScopeVillain which they worship]], which looks like a human wearing some kind of animal skull, but is actually a sort of walking tear in reality]].
* In ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', [[Series/TheFlash2014 Zoom]] finally returns as the Black Flash, becoming a cross between a speedster and a [[ClockRoaches Time Wraith]]. He's revealed to be the reason Eobard Thawne is always on the move, as the Black Flash is trying to correct the Time Aberration that keeps Thawne alive after [[spoiler:his ancestor Eddie's HeroicSuicide]]. Besides the usual speedster abilities, the creature now also has the ability to sense the use of the Speed Force.
* His Divine Shadow/Giga Shadow in ''Series/{{Lexx}}'' is a planet-sized EldritchAbomination that managed to assume a humanoid form by transferring his consciousness into humans for generations. In his disguised form, he appears as a black-cloaked man but his true form is of an gargantuan Insect.

* In Luca Turilli's ''Prophet of the Last Eclipse'' this seems to be the case with those touched by the Black Portal. They appear perfectly human, but demons (which can literally never die and may very well be true [[EldritchAbomination abominations]] in their own right) are instinctively terrified of them. [[spoiler: And spilling the blood of one can result in TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt]].
* Imaginos, the central figure of the Music/BlueOysterCult album of the same name. Admittedly, prior to being 'recruited' by [[EldritchAbomination Les Invisibles]] he was more humanoid since he apparently thought of himself as human despite being a psychic shapeshifter, but afterwards he became more of a abomination and is downright gleeful about it.
* Music/MarilynManson's concept album ''Antichrist Superstar'' has, well, the Antichrist Superstar, the reality-destroying result of The Worm becoming fed up with his sycophantic followers. While his appearance was unknown, the finished-but-unreleased video for Antichrist Superstar was leaked almost a decade later, which does show him in this form. If the Grim Reaper had sex with a fallen angel and they somehow had a kid, it would be an apt description.
* Music/DavidBowie meets one of these in "The Width of a Circle."
-->And I looked and frowned, for the monster was me!

[[folder:Mythology & Religion]]
* [[http://www.profilingtheunexplained.com/cryptozoology/the_grinning_man.html The Grinning Man]], [[Literature/TheMothmanProphecies the Mothman]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring-heeled_Jack Spring-heeled Jack]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owlman the Cornish Owlman]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Llorona La Llorona]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-eyed_children Black-eyed kids]]; quite a lot of urban myths or cryptid sightings run on this trope. Many of these things might result from encounters with [[OminousOwl owls]], specially barn owls, which they frequently resemble with the massive eyes and wing-like arms. Owls themselves, much like some other birds, do look vaguely humanoid, being erect bipeds, which is part of why they're frequently considered unnerving.
* Nyx, the Goddess of Night from Myth/ClassicalMythology. Usually represented as a beautiful female human, yet a quick look at her children - most of which [[TrulySingleParent she gave birth to by herself alone]] - should tell you what kind of being she really is. Even ''Zeus'' [[TheDreaded fears her]].
* Cú Chulainn, the young hero of the Ulster Cycle of Myth/CelticMythology, particularly of the ''Literature/TainBoCuailnge''. Though he is portrayed as being as {{Bishonen}} as a teenaged Irish [[FieryRedhead ginger]] can be, he is a descendant of either the [[TheFairFolk Tuatha Dé Danann]] Lugh or the Fomorians, a monstrous race from the mythic prehistory era of Ireland. Though he is heroic and stalwart, and generally perceived as a good guy, his defining mystical characteristic is his ability to transform into various disfigured superpowered abominations through the use of his warp-spasm. After [[YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry he transforms]], he becomes a [[TheBerserker berserker]] that slaughters anything in his path, friend and foe alike. Even ''out'' of his warp spasm, he is described in the '' Táin'' as having MulticoloredHair, four multicolored dimples in each cheek, seven pupils in each eye, and seven clawed fingers and toes on each hand/foot.
* Some of the [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]] in Literature/TheBible and Literature/TheQuran. It is clear that some angels like [[ArchangelGabriel Gabriel]] can appear as humanoid, but their real forms are at best highly confusing and at worst mind-numbingly horrifying. And only some bother to appear as humanoid anyway, as many don't even bother to disguise their real forms. Daniel saw an angel that was invisible to everyone else, carried with it an aura of fear, had a glowing face (like lightning) and eyes of flame, and a body carved from gemstones. The angel of the Lord itself is described as a man who was "terrifying to look at" by Samson's mother and when Samson's father asked its name he replied "You wouldn't understand if I told you." (despite this, apocryphal works call him Metatron which basically means "less than four the letter word" - Tetragrammaton, a title for God). Depending on how you translate the phrase "living creatures" in the Book of Ezekiel, it might imply that most angels aren't technically alive, and according to one interpretation a lot of the angels mentioned early on in the Bible (especially in B'reshit/Genesis) are in essence the will of {{God}} made manifest in temporary human form. So while they're described as men in the text, they really really aren't.
** If the angels calificate, the Nephilim can be included in this list. Sons and daughters of the unions of [[EldritchAbomination angels]] and humans, they are described as being powerful giants, taller than many men and sometimes with hors or other inhuman characteristics or powers. As the Bible said they were "the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown" is possible that they were powerful enough for being confused with gods by other humans.
** While the Book of Revelations is mostly metaphoric rather than literal, its description of Jesus deserves some mention. The book claims he will transform into a glowing humanoid with a head and hair that is pure, snow white, eyes of fire, and feet of brass, with stars in his hands and a sword from his mouth, who shines like the sun. Either Jesus has become this trope or he's managed to transform into a [[Franchise/DragonBall Super-Saiyan]].

[[folder:Other Sites]]
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''. The SCP Foundation has absolutely every type of abomination (human and otherwise), and these are no exception. There's some serious ''creepy'' {{Reality Warper}}s hanging around there.
** Dr. Clef claims to be one himself: he discovered what he was at an early age when an idle thought caused [[UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} the Challenger disaster]]. He then devoted his life to putting the kibosh on those more selfishly inclined than he.[[note]]Kondracki called him out on this pretty much immediately, with Clef admitting it was grade-A fertilizer.[[/note]] This is still [[MultipleChoicePast Clef]], though, so take it as you will...
*** There may be at least some truth to his claim that he is Satan. According to the author, he does rebel against God and he also cast humanity out of Eden. Also, at one point, while he was in the form of a young boy, he met and fell in love with a nature goddess, whom he later had to kill. The two of them had a daughter with powers similar to a [[HornyDevils succubus]] but without the ability to control her powers, SCP-166.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-053 SCP-053 ("The Young Girl")]]. CreepyChild SCP-053 looks and acts like an ordinary three year old girl. She's not. Let's put it this way: SCP-682, an alien reptilian OmnicidalManiac that hates everything in this universe on principle, likes SCP-053, and the feeling is mutual -- once SCP-053 got past her initial fear of the giant terrifying reptiloid. Humans on the other hand, are driven violently insane if they touch, make eye contact with, or stay for 10 minutes near her. Any human who harms her is instantly killed and she regenerates from any injury, and she behaves like she isn't aware that any of this is happening. (It's unclear whether 682's behaviour derives directly from recognizing her nature or whether its [[AdaptiveAbility adaptive self-preservation power]] determined its best course of surviving her to be massive self-sedation. Either way, the result's actually kind of adorable.)
*** According to the author, she is much OlderThanTheyLook, and humans are driven crazy by her because they instinctively recognize what she is.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-096 SCP-096 ("The Shy Guy")]]. SCP-096 is a tall skinny being with disproportionately long arms that enters an UnstoppableRage and screams like a human when someone looks at its face, regardless of how indirect the method is, and will proceed to "kill and [DATA EXPUNGED]" that person leaving no trace of them.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-106 SCP-106 ("The Old Man")]]. SCP-106 is an entity that resembles a decomposing old man that corrodes everything it touches and has its own PocketDimension [[DimensionLord that it lords over.]] It has a personality similar to that of an elderly serial killer, [[ColdBloodedTorture doing absolutely horrible things to its victims]].
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2852 SCP-2852 ("Cousin Johnny")]] is a humanoid that shows up at Catholic and Anglican baptisms, weddings, and funerals. Its presence alters the behavior of people at baptisms, weddings, and funerals in disturbing ways, turning these events into horrifying rituals involving cannibalism, BodyHorror, and cicadas. None of the people involved will think that there is anything abnormal about these events but will still be left with permanent psychological damage.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** Atropals from Epic-level [=DnD=], the stillborn fetuses of Gods, also capable of shedding smaller Atropal Scions. Unsurprisingly, they are as terrifying, powerful and hideous as the description suggests.
** Daelkyr from ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'', high-level outsiders from the plane of madness. Notable in that they looked like this when they invaded the main continent ages prior, before humans had ever set foot there. When human explorers did arrive, later, they created a panic among the demihuman populace due to the resemblance. Keith Baker, creator of ''Eberron'', was once asked why daelkyr looked so much like humans. [[WordOfGod His response]] was that the real question is why do ''humans'' look so much like ''daelkyr''. Keith Baker indicated his previous response was a joke, and cleared up a few aspects of the daelkyr's appearence, while their basic shape is humanoid, how they look depends on two factors - who is looking at them, and how they want to appear. A human would see the traditional "looks like an angelic human" daelkyr, while a goblin would see an equally appealing goblinoid. Its stated in multiple sources that the daelkyr only have the flaws they want to have, but the symbionts they wear are fitted for a humanoid shape, so they almost always appear humanoid.
** The Lady of Pain from the ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' setting. Beyond her vaguely humanoid appearance (a ten foot floating humanoid in a robe with no visible feet and a frozen female face surrounded by a crown of blades), nobody knows anything about what or who she is, save that anyone who disrupts Sigil's day-to-day life or directly interacts with her in any way tend to get FlayedAlive on the spot. Inside of Sigil she is essentially omnipotent and not even gods can set foot there if she doesn't want them there. [[spoiler: It's hinted in 3rd edition that she's an overdeity, just like Ao and the mysterious Serpent.]]
* ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'':
** ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'' has "the Other," the [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Astral Aeon]] of the [[CosmicHorrorStory Abyss]], who is said to look simply like an unassuming, shrunken, slightly odd old man, who nevertheless has something indescribably ''off'' with everything about him.
** Each of the [[TheFairFolk True Fae]] from ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'' has a humanoid Mask that they can wear when they appear on Earth. These masks can be beautiful or hideous, but usually within the realm of human expectation... except for the one element that's just ''[[GlamourFailure wrong]]''.
** When the Changelings' Wyrd stat (basic supernatural power) hits 6, they manifest a certain... oddity in their Mask, which humans rationalise away but are still capable of seeing. [[spoiler:The latter may become the former, given enough Wyrd and [[KarmaMeter not enough Clarity]]. Turning humans into changelings is one of the means the True Fae ''reproduce''. Have fun with your DoomedProtagonist.]]
** [[TabletopGame/BeastThePrimordial Beasts]] are physically identical to humans, with the same body and biological functions. The one difference? Their ''soul'' is a literal Nightmare in the shape of a mythological monster living inside an EldritchLocation, and they can summon powers from both.
** This is what most mages think of [[TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression Geniuses]] -- bizarre cosmic intelligences of unknown motivation and origins who simply ''look'' human. In the case of the Illuminated, they may well be right. The "inverted Geniuses" known as Clockstoppers may also be examples -- one of the most powerful is described as being more a force of nature than a man.
** Mnemosyne in ''TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful'' are people who lost their last shred of humanity to [[TheDarkSide the Darkness]], yet didn't get their body warped enough to turn into [[TheHeartless Darkspawns]]. This means they retain a human body and intellect, even though on the inside they have become inhuman creatures of the Dark.
* The ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' has the Onceborn of ''TabletopGame/WraithTheOblivion'', effectively dead gods in service of the necrotic force known as Oblivion. Unlike their cohorts, the [[EldritchAbomination Neverborn]], they were human at one point... but they were such bastards in life, they plummeted right into becoming [[TheHeartless Spectres]] upon death, and then ascended to the ranks of horrible divinity.
** Then there are their kin the Hekatonkhire, Spectres who lost their minds to Oblivion on the road to becoming Onceborn, giving them the power of the Onceborn without the intellect to back it up. This does ''not'' make them any less dangerous.
** ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' has the Assamite Methuselah ur-Shulgi, a creature steeped deeply for millennia in the knowledge of violence and war-magic. It looks like a child with heavily scarred obsidian-black skin, bits of bone and sinew protuding from beneath in some places, as if it had been flayed. Its eyes have been removed, either gouged or burnt away, yet it claims to be able to see without hindrance. It remains motionless when talking, unless it wishes to make a point through a display of violence, and if it absolutely ''has'' to change position to do anything other than kill, it doesn't move so much as [[FlashStep flicker from point to point]]. Whatever it thinks or feels cannot be understood by anything not of its age or power... and there are precious few of those.
** The players in ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'' are themselves walking fragments of a different universe, with wildly different laws of physics (called the mage's 'paradigm') who are only housed in human flesh to prevent this universe from destroying them for being That Which Should Not Be. Every single mage's powers run on a completely different set of rules, and the only consistency is that they often fail and damage the mage because the universe itself recoils in horror from the very notion of the player's true self. As part of gaining power, mages have to occasionally interact with that true self directly in the form of their avatar, described as something that their approximation of a human mind initially has to dramatically reinterpret to even perceive. The reason that there aren't many godlike mages running around is primarily that past a certain level of understanding of what he is, a mage loses all interest in this world and ascends back to where he came from.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'':
** The [[EldritchAbomination Yozis]] and their [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils various]] [[OurSoulsAreDifferent souls]] can appear in any number of bizarre, logic-defying forms, including [[BloodyBowelsOfHell entire living worlds]]... or they can appear as inhumanly attractive humanoid beings with a few thematic characteristics here and there. They can also do both at the same time -- all demons above the First Circle have the ability to manifest in multiple locations at once. The Primordials Gaia and Autochthon are just as eldritch, except they haven't been mutilated and imprisoned in Hell. Gaia's most familiar form is a beautiful humanoid goddess who hangs out in Heaven.
** TheFairFolk are even more monstrous and alien in this setting than is standard for that trope -- they come from what is essentially an alien universe characterized by having ''no'' laws of physics, they have no actual personalities or motives, and they can only exist in Creation by eating human souls. Yet, as far as appearance goes, many of the Raksha nobles are inhuman only in their extreme beauty. It helps attract prey, you see.
** According to [[WordOfGod Word of Sol]], the Green Sun Princes to a degree, having taken the Yozi nature into their once-human souls, and are gradually evolving into Yozi-like beings.
** In a way, ''all of the Exalted''. Human beings were never meant to receive power in the manner of the Exalted, and elder Exalts tend to have viewpoints that are [[BlueAndOrangeMorality rather skewed]] for one reason or another. They can also be [[TheBeautifulElite impossibly beautiful.]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':
** The Immortal God Emperor of Mankind. Long ago, all of Earth's mages, psykers, and mystics decided that humanity needed a champion to lead them. They committed mass suicide and all of them were reincarnated as one being: the Emperor. Anyone who had the misfortune to make psychic contact with him and got a glimpse of what lay beneath the surface, such as John Grammaticus (a powerful psyker in his own right), would be left in a state of total awe and terror -- mostly terror. After he was put on life support he spent ten thousand years receiving worship from untold quadrillions of humans across the galaxy -- in a setting strongly influenced by ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve. The "mass sacrifice" backstory is dubiously canon -- the Emperor's true nature may be ''even weirder''.
** Horus became one of these at the end of the Horus Heresy, with '''all four''' of [[GodOfEvil the Chaos gods]] using him as a vessel of their power at once. The battle between him and the Emperor left him dead and the Emperor mortally wounded.
** Ezekyle Abaddon, AKA [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Abaddon the Despoiler]], Warmaster of [[TheLegionsOfHell Chaos]], the only being in the galaxy who can get all the Chaos gods to ([[StatusQuoIsGod temporarily]]) halt their perpetual EnemyCivilWar and unite under one banner, and the only one with his own mark of chaos other than those of the gods themselves. By all rights he should have [[OneWingedAngel ascended]] to [[PhysicalGod Daemonhood]] ages ago, but he retains his mortal form out of sheer will, because rampaging in the material realm is too much fun.
** Daemonhosts are literally abominations bound into human bodies.
* Aberrant-bloodline sorcerers in ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' eventually become these. Then there are the incredibly creepy [[LightIsNotGood Shining Children of Thassilon]].
* The Excrucians in ''TabletopGame/{{Nobilis}}'' generally manifest as creepily pretty humans as part of their [[InhumanlyBeautifulRace "always beautiful"]] shtick. ''[[OmnicidalManiac This does not make them good]]'', and no matter how [[AffablyEvil human]] an Excrucian seems, they are still invaders from the PrimordialChaos outside reality. To be fair, they do have one bit of GlamourFailure - [[BlackEyesOfEvil their eyes appear as the night sky]], and the [[GlowingEyesOfDoom stars]] are falling.
* Over in ''TabletopGame/ChuubosMarvelousWishGrantingEngine'', there's [[spoiler:the Best Friend]] and Billy Sovereign, who have ties to the Actuals of ''Nobilis''. Billy is a pure example, but [[spoiler:the Best Friend]] has actually gained a soul, which the Actuals are usually incapable of doing. ''Chuubo's'' also has Excrucians, under the name Riders, but they don't have as much world-ending horrible doom power, and all of them are at least to a degree playable out of the corebook.
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'': While most pre-Mending planeswalkers were at the very least potential recruits, the post-Mending setting has given us Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver - a planeswalker who is gradually transcending humanity and becoming something else. The fact that the top of... ''its'' head is in fact black fog is what we call a "warning sign" in these parts.

* Agonistes from the ''[[Toys/CliveBarkersTorturedSouls Tortured Souls]]'' line, who appears as a tall, powerfully-built man dressed in black leather and chains, his face horribly scarred and mutilated into a permanent SlasherSmile (if that [[Franchise/{{Hellraiser}} sounds familiar]], it should - the toy line was created by Creator/CliveBarker). Hand-made by an insane God on the seventh day of Creation, he answers the prayers of those who seek revenge on their enemies, [[BodyHorror remaking their bodies]] and transforming them into [[NightmareFuel living weapons]]. While he isn't malicious (he only transforms people who come to him willingly), he's still [[BlueAndOrangeMorality beyond human morality]] - all he cares about is the "art" he can create with his supplicants.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', the endermen are three-meter high, black-skinned humans that can teleport and are the only creatures, other than the player, that can move blocks.
* Most ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' {{Big Bad}}s pass through this at ''some'' stage of their life cycle. They almost all pass ''out'' of it later when powering up, advancing to more conventional abominations, of course, but the intermediate stages still qualify.
** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyV Exdeath]] is actually an aggregate of evil souls trapped in a tree, but spends most of the game as a humanoid suit of armor. How he managed to fit a classic EldritchAbomination appearance like his into a suit of armor small and human enough to deceive people isn't known, but he ''is'' [[AWizardDidIt a wizard]].
** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Jenova]] is a [[EldritchAbomination planet-eating alien parasite]] with the in-series nickname "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Calamity from the Skies]]", but in all of its appearances barring boss fights it takes the form of either a naked female entity with grey skin, white hair, and a whole lot of BodyHorror issues, or that of the [[BigBad main antagonist]] Sephiroth, who himself was [[HalfHumanHybrid infused with Jenova's cells as a fetus]] and later [[HijackingCthulhu merges with it]] and [[AGodIAm attempts to become its successor]].
** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Ultimecia]] managed to ''destroy time itself'' but still exists quite comfortably and is a Sorceress, something not quite human but looking the same, until the final boss fight; she loses the "humanoid" part when she shifts from "break the universe" mode into "break the skulls of the impudent mortals before me" mode.
** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Yu Yevon]] was once human, but turned into a jellyfish-summon-disease-''thing'' using the only powers available to him ''as'' a human and instead simply wears an actual EldritchAbomination as a suit of armour. He counted back in the day when he made the first Sin, though, and might have counted longer depending. We don't really know the how or why of his current blobby appearance, so it might have been a gradual thing.
*** Yunalesca, appearing as an attractive woman in [[ChainmailBikini impractical clothes]] until the real fight begins, yet simultaneously being an Unsent who has gone on that way a ''lot'' longer than any of the fiends you encounter under normal conditions.
** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII Vayne Solidor]] started out as an ordinary Hume, [[IKnowKarate albeit one who knew kung fu]]. Then the godlike Occuria Venat, out of gratitude for Vayne's help in fulfilling her EvilPlan, merged with him so that he would not face death alone. This fusion became The Undying, a humanoid monstrosity with pieces of Vayne's sky fortress attached to it that gave it the appearance of a mecha-angel.
** [[Videogame/FinalFantasyXV Ardyn Izunia]] looks human and indeed started out as one, but his body and soul are actually made out of ''millions'' of daemons he absorbed over centuries.
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'':
** Organization XIII from ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. Like the rest of their [[TheSoulless Nobody]] brethren, their semi-existence is so unnatural, so deeply ''wrong'' that even [[TheDarkSide the darkness]] rejects them. ''Unlike'' the others, however, they look exactly like humans with odd powers, but in reality are just stretchy rag dolls. Mention is made that the ranked Organization members could be "demoted" to regular Nobodies. [[spoiler:And oddly enough, being a Nobody is only a temporary affliction. Who knew that ''souls'' can regenerate?]]
*** The regular Nobodies, the aforementioned "stretchy rag dolls", have a sufficiently humanoid appearance to warrant this trope as well.
** Then there's [[spoiler: Xion]], who is an honorary member of Organization XIII despite actually being [[spoiler: a [[CloningBlues Replica]]]], not a Nobody.
** The prequel [[spoiler:has Vanitas, a being made from another character's Darkness and is the original Unversed and origin of every Unversed you fight in the game]].
** While in most cases, Heartless become [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever larger]] and more [[EldritchAbomination monstrous]] the more powerful they are, in the case of people with the mightiest of Darkness in their Hearts who become Heartless, [[BishounenLine they retain their original form and mind]]. So far, only [[BigBad Xehanort]], possibly Shan Yu, and [[Disney/TheLionKing Scar]] have managed this.[[note]]Though this makes the latter more of an AnimalisticAbomination.[[/note]] [[Disney/{{Tarzan}} Clayton]] was heading in this direction, but he died too quickly, and that level may have been RetCon-ed out of existence anyway.
*** A few of the Pureblood Heartless take on a humanoid form, including the [[EliteMooks Neoshadows]], [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever Darkside]], and all permutations of [[MirrorBoss Anti-Sora]].
* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'':
** Alice, the recurring ElegantGothicLolita, looks so human she has been often mistaken for an innocent, normal girl. She's actually something ''far'' worse than the series' standard Fiends and Undead. In ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'', her Racial Skill is ''Unearthly Form''.
** Lucifer often disguises himself in a humanoid form to converse with the hero. In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'' his true form is a bald, gangly humanoid, contrasting with his 'corrupted seraph' appearances prior.
** The Demi-Fiend in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiNocturne'' also counts; a human soul clothed in a demon body, he is every bit the incomprehensible horror his fellow Fiends are, even if he looks like a teenager with a sizable tattoo budget. And he's ''the player character.'' To give some idea, it's established in the series that you can't actually kill YHVH -- sure, you can take down individual avatars, and multiple protagonists have, but he's a multiversal existence spread across countless avatars such that the loss of one isn't even much of a setback in the grand scheme of things. Demi-Fiend? Considered plausibly capable of doing just that by people who would know.
** The ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona'' games have Igor, who barring the [[GagNose colossal nose]] looks for the most part like a rather [[{{Gonk}} ugly]] human being. In actuality, he is a powerful entity that presides over the Velvet Room, a mysterious place "between dream and reality, mind and matter". Even more fitting are his servants from ''3'', ''4'', and ''5'', the Velvet Room Siblings Elizabeth, Theodore, Margaret, Caroline, and Justine, looking perfectly human with their yellow eyes being the only hint of their [[PhysicalGod brain-breaking true natures]].
** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'' has [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Nyarlatothep]] taking the form of Jun's father in ''Innocent Sin'', and of Tatsuya himself in ''Eternal Punishment''.
** In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', the Death Arcana is revealed to have somewhat unwittingly taken on a human form: [[spoiler:firstly the CreepyChild Pharos, who then transforms himself and unknowingly becomes your new classmate Ryoji Mochizuki.]]
** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'': The FinalBoss, [[spoiler:Izanami]], turns out to have been HiddenInPlainSight all along as [[spoiler:that androgynous gas station attendant from the beginning of the game]]. ''[[UpdatedRerelease Golden]]'' adds the character of [[spoiler:Marie, who is actually Kusumi-no-Okami]], one of the PiecesOfGod alongside [[spoiler:Kunino-Sagiri and Ameno-Sagiri]], taking the form of a teenage girl. If you manage to get the True Ending, she is the only piece left alive, and as a result, absorbs [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/megamitensei/images/d/d6/Kuninosagiri.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090307044951 the]] [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/megamitensei/images/1/1a/Amenosagiri.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090305050655 other]] [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/megamitensei/images/b/bf/P4-izanami-no-okami.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090126215904 three]] after [[spoiler:Izanami's]] defeat.
** [[spoiler:Anguished One/Alcor]] from ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'' also counts, considering he is the [[spoiler:eighth Septentrione with a humanoid form and a ''hypercube'' true form.]]
** There's an interesting case in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'' where a demon, Kartikeya, is expressly terrified of his own mother, Parvati, ''Hindu Goddess of Love'', for being one of these. He recalls the time she accidentally cut off a man's head and replaced it with an elephant's, creating Ganesha, or the fact Kartikeya himself used to be ''six different children'', until she hugged them so hard, ''[[BodyHorror she fused them together]]''.
* ''[[VideoGame/AncientDomainsOfMystery ADOM]]'' has several. Certainly there's Nuurag-Vaarn, the Chaos Archmage, who is the penultimate BossFight for the normal ending. He appears as a withered old man whose eyes are holes radiating such unbearable light of power you can barely catch a glimpse of the tentacles writhing in them. (Well, actually he appears as a "@" but this is what the description says.)
* ''VideoGame/{{Heretic}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Hexen}}'':
** ''Heretic'': Aside from the fact that [[TheFaceless we never see his face]], or body for that matter, there's nothing visibly inhuman about D'Sparil's appearance, even though he's a demon that slipped in through a hole in the walls of the cosmos from the outside. He makes up for this by riding a humanoid serpent with an appropriately eldritch appearance.
** The Heresiarch from ''Hexen'', a near-unique boss creature, is an immensely powerful magic-using humanoid creature of some sort. Most of its appearance is hidden inside its robes, like D'Sparil's, but claws and a tail can be seen at the bottom. It's a leader of the cult of the Serpent Riders, but there isn't really much of an indication what it actually is, aside from something eldritch and unnatural.
* Lavos from ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''. At its core, beyond all its protective layers, it resembles nothing more than a (comparatively) small humanoid alien astronaut. That is also [[BishonenLine its most hideously powerful form]], whose mere presence distorts time and space. [[spoiler:And it's not even Lavos's real body anyways.]]
* In ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'', we have Kassadin and Malzahar. Both have been touched by the Void, an extradimensional space where Lovecraftian creatures lurk. Both wield Void magics, but with very different goals. Whether anything human actually remains of them is debatable.
* The G-Man of ''VideoGame/HalfLife''... [[EpilepticTrees Maybe]]. To be certain, he's dead center in the [[UncannyValley unnerving category]], has scarily thorough, though unknown amounts of knowledge of the protagonist and events, and displays powers that are magnitudes beyond anything else in the series (it required a veritable ''army of Vortigaunts'' working together in an ambush just to stall him, and even that didn't last long). And he says he reports to a higher power. There's a good reason a lot of fans compare him to Nyarlathotep.
* As of ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara 3'', Oichi is, if not one outright, at least on her way to becoming one. She's been robbed of the last shred of her sanity, seeing the world through a bizarre, alien dream logic, and is simultaneously the master and puppet of the dark powers she showed in the previous game. [[spoiler:She gets better in some of her endings.]]
* ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition'' has [[spoiler:[[TheManBehindTheMan Forrest Kaysen]]]], who is revealed to be a dimension-warping abomination. He certainly isn't as indestructible as the average Humanoid Abomination though, as [[spoiler:Francis Zach Morgan is able to dismissively murder the son of a bitch with a well placed bullet to the brain.]]
* In ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'', we have Literature/{{Dracula}} himself. Far more than just a vampire, he is revealed in ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow Dawn of Sorrow]]'' to be a ''fundamental force of the universe'' necessary for maintaining the BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil, and his role is literally to be the opposite of '''{{God}}'''. In the ''Lords of Shadow'' continuity, he is also one due to absorbing the power of an primordial demon and becoming a god-like vampire capable of striking fear into ''{{Satan}}''.
* In ''VideoGame/AlanWake'' there is [[spoiler:Jagger]], who appears to be human, but as the manuscript says is completely alien in all ways besides appearance, [[spoiler:and even then it's a full EldritchAbomination [[LivingBodysuit using a human body as a disguise]]]]. In the sequel, there's Mr. Scratch, who exists as a spawn of the darkness and takes the form of Alan himself.
* The Outer Space Beings from the ''VideoGame/SinAndPunishment'' series are from outside the universe as we know it, have strange and immense powers, have blood that can grant people special powers, are implied to be the source of many of the bizarre lifeforms found in the series... and ''can'' look perfectly human. The [[AllThereInTheManual fluff]] reveals they can look like anything they want. And [[spoiler:Achi]], BigBad of the first game, shapeshifts into a ''planet'' for the final boss fight.
* ''{{VideoGame/Dishonored}}'' has the Outsider, an... ''entity'' that seems to have existed throughout the whole of recorded history - and before. You'd mistake him for a handsome young man in plain clothing were it not for his totally black eyeballs, his tendency to be wreathed in shadow, and that he seems to enjoy hovering a foot or so off the ground. His hobbies include speaking with polite bemusement about mortal affairs, entering people's dreams to inspire bizarre inventions, branding those he deems "interesting" with his mark to grant them really weird powers, being alternately worshipped as a god and vilified as a Satanic figure, and hanging out in a realm called The Void which may or may not be slowly consuming reality as its inhabitants know it. Anecdotal evidence suggests that he may be using AFormYouAreComfortableWith, and he's actually a SpaceWhale... which in the Dishonored universe, means he's pretty Lovecraftian in his appearance (though far from GoMadFromTheRevelation levels). [[spoiler:The game's creators revealed that the Outsider [[WasOnceAMan was originally an outcast teenage boy]] before a ritual merged him with the Void, making him its avatar.]]
* ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'':
** Nightmare, specifically his incarnation in ''Soul Calibur III'' and ''Soul Calibur IV'', in which he is an [[AnimatedArmor empty suit of armour]] animated by the will of a [[{{BFS}} BFS]]-turned-EldritchAbomination called [[EvilWeapon Soul Edge]], which seeks to devour all life in existence - and is described in ''IV'' as having become an extension of the sword itself. His other appearances are a result of [[TransformationOfThePossessed Soul Edge possessing and corrupting the humans who pick it up]].
** Algol is a [[WasOnceAMan former human example]] after sacrificing his life to forge the Soul Calibur sword, he ended up in the [[EldritchLocation Astral Chaos]] and became an immortal avatar of war and destruction. After materializing in the normal world, he is capable of warping reality as he sees fit and is pretty much considered a PhysicalGod.
* ''VideoGame/{{OFF}}'', depending on the AlternateEnding you pick. It helps that the thing's on the very edge between this and a full-blown [[EldritchAbomination eldritch]] in appearance and [[spoiler:that, from your perspective, it had you fooled the entire time.]]
* [[EvilKnockoff Dark Samus]], the main antagonist of the ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy'', resembles a black, biomechanical version of Samus Aran. She began as the titular Metroid Prime, a Metroid mutated by prolonged exposure to [[ToxicPhlebotinum Phazon]] and prophesied by the Chozo as [[PlanetEater the Worm]]. Following Metroid Prime's defeat at the hands of Samus, it merged with her Phazon Suit and came back as a twisted doppelganger bent on [[TheVirus spreading Phazon throughout the universe]] and even other dimensions, and was unkillable as long as Phazon existed.
* ''VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent'': The BigBad, Baron Alexander von Brennenburg, is eventually revealed to be [[spoiler:a being from another universe that got exiled into our own. He takes a human form to fit in with our society, but as the game goes on it's clear he is something else. Looking at a portrait of him while low on sanity transforms his face into a horrific corpse-like visage, which is believed by some to be a glimpse at his true form.]]
* ''Franchise/DragonAge''
** Flemeth, the Witch of the Wilds. It's not yet clear ''what'' she is, but she unnerves everybody. Her own daughter Morrigan eventually discovers that Flemeth is no mere demon-possessed mage or Blood Mage, but something else - and even she doesn't know what. Fenris claims that he's met demons, blood mages, and abominations, but he can tell that Flemeth isn't any of those things. Even Justice, a ''Fade Spirit'', has no idea what she is. The only thing certain about her is that she is dangerous. Very dangerous. Also very powerful - her introduction in the second game is [[spoiler: showing up as a dragon and saving your life,]] and she regards ''her own death'' as a minor event, not even an inconvenience. ''Videogame/DragonAgeInquisition'' reveals that she is [[spoiler:possessed, not by a demon but by the last remnants of Mythal, dead elven goddess of motherhood and justice.]]
** A [[PlayerCharacter Mage Warden]] who takes up the [[MagicKnight Arcane Warrior]] and [[BloodMagic Blood Mage]] specialisations is this. By game's end, you'll only partially exist in reality, be surrounded by magical protections, possess supernatural strength and durability, be able to manipulate blood and cast spells with it, and can control the minds of your victims. Only the Archdemon and other similarly powerful enemies really stand much chance. By the end of Witch Hunt, the player has the chance to also take the Dalish Keeper path, Spirit Healer path, and [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Shapeshifter Path]] so in addition to the aforementioned powers, you can also summon Fade entities, move underground, transform into a giant corrupted spider, spawn trees that continually damage foes, go OneToMillionToOne as a swarm of devouring insects, and even raise the comatose.
* ''VideoGame/KingdomsOfAmalurReckoning'': [[PlayerCharacter You]]. Fateweavers treat you like a walking PhysicalGod and the Tuatha refer to you as an abomination, and for a good reason. One NPC even has a freak out watching your power work, although to be fair he just watched you rip out an enemy's ''fate'' then use it as a weapon. That in the world where you can't fight fate. [[BeyondTheImpossible Really.]]
* ''VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon'':
** Alma is warped by hatred from a StringyHairedGhostGirl to full-blown world-threatening reality-breaking abomination, yet keeps her somewhat human appearance.
** The Creep in the third game: though humanoid, it is far more monstrous and aggressive than Alma. It eventually turns out that [[spoiler:it is an amalgam of the worst memories Fettel, the Point Man, and Alma have of Harlan Wade, given life by Alma's psychic powers.]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard 3}}'', [[spoiler:the Intoners]] all look human and are anything but. [[spoiler:Zero is the only Intoner]] who is even remotely a true human [[spoiler:and the flower in her eye is changing her into something else]]. The others are all nascent [[EldritchAbomination Grotesquerie Queens]] who [[spoiler:copied the forms of Zero's fellow adventurers when they were born.]]
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'': After the death of [[EldritchAbomination Manus, the Father of the Abyss]], his soul shattered. The remains of the monster itself became the Dark Chasm of Old, and the splinters of its soul formed humanoid bodies intent on recreating Manus. Although given what Manus is, it would be more appropriate to call them [[spoiler:[[HumansAreCthulhu Human Abominations]]]]. [[spoiler:The tiniest of these fragments became Nashandra, the queen of Drangleic and the true mastermind behind Vendrick's downfall. Other scattered pieces, all of them having human or at least humanoid bodies, are [[{{Wrath}} Elana the Squalid Queen]] in Shulva, [[AndIMustScream Nadalia, the Bride of Ash]] in the Brume Tower, and [[DarkIsNotEvil Alsanna, the]] [[WaifProphet Silent Oracle]] of Eleum Loyce.]] The Darklurker, an impossibly powerful, angel-like being that casts a myriad of large-scale spells, resides in the Dark Chasm of Old, though whether or not it's another fragment of Manus is unknown, and the description of its soul [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow leaves it at that]].
** ''VideoGame/DarkSouls3'' introduces a benevolent Child of Dark named Karla, who is the only NPC who can teach you [[ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow dark spells]] [[GoMadFromTheRevelation without going mad in the process]].
* Darth Nihilus from ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'' was human once, but has basically become a walking black hole of life energy, draining planets to feed his hunger, flying a ship populated mostly by husks who are being progressively drained and little better than corpses. His official databook profile describes him as "human (dark side aberration)". [[spoiler:Since your player character embodies the same kind of twisted Force vacuum effect that made Nihilus basically an embodiment of hunger, this also means that ''you'' have the potential to be one. Ironically enough, the similarities between them render Nihilus vulnerable when he tries to feed off of the Exile. That's what happens when a Force vampire tries to feed off of a Force black hole.]]
* Recurring villain Ganondorf from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' is revealed in ''Skyward Sword'' to be the incarnation of [[GodOfEvil Demon King Demise's]] [[ThePowerOfHate hatred]] towards Link and Zelda. He doesn't ''look'' particularly monstrous until he uses the Triforce of Power to become Ganon, at which point he looks more like what the eternal embodiment of an angry evil god's hatred should look like.
* ''VideoGame/BloodBorne'': The FinalBoss of the Older Hunters DLC,[[spoiler: the Orphan of Kos,]] is a [[EldritchAbomination Great One]] seemingly created to mirror a human hunter, complete with an organic [[MixAndMatchWeapon trick weapon]] not unlike the player characters. It even fights much the same as a hunter, making it a MirrorBoss much unlike its alien breathren.
* The Pirate Master from ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}} and the Pirate's Curse'' turns out to be a large, humanoid thing made of Dark Magic and human bones, with enough power to literally bring darkness to Sequin Land. He's the reason why there aren't any full genies in Sequin Land any more since it took all of their [[HolyBurnsEvil Light Magic]] to weaken and seal him. [[spoiler:Even in his weakened state, it still took the [[EnemyMine combined forces]] of Shantae recovering her Light Magic and Risky hijacking a palace-destroying cannon for the Pirate Master to finally be destroyed]].
* Alex Mercer from ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' as he's [[spoiler:a sentient mass of cells controlled by a virus that took the form of the bastard who released it onto the world.]] He [[CharacterDevelopment eventually]] becomes something of a good guy, but not for long as in ''{{VideoGame/Prototype 2}}'' he seems to have given up on humanity.
* In the rather bizarre VideoGame/RPGMaker game Toilet In Wonderland, [[spoiler: [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario Mario]], of all characters, is a Lovecraftian being]].
* In ''Videoame/{{Undertale}}'', [[spoiler:the first Fallen Child, who you named at the beginning of the game - yeah, you weren't naming your character, you were naming the game's GreaterScopeVillain. Also, ''[[VillainProtagonist you]]'' in a [[KillEmAll Genocide Run]], as the first Fallen Child begins possessing you.]]
-->'''Sans''': [[spoiler:well, i'll be straightforward with you. my brother'd really like to see a human, so, y'know, it'd really help me out... ''[[WhamLine if you kept pretending to be one]]''.]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'', while most Archons are "merely" possessed of strange powers far beyond what mortals can achieve, two in particular have definitely gone so far past what is human that they qualify, despite [[WasOnceAMan human origins]]. In particular, for both, conversations with Sirin indicate that [[spoiler:even [[EvilOverlord Kyros]] remains more fundamentally human than either of them; Kyros is human enough to be affected by Sirin's song, while the Voices and Tunon are unreadable and barely comprehensible to her]].
** The Voices of Nerat, Archon of Secrets, is essentially a creature pure green fire that wears armor. cloth, and a mask to maintain a humanoid form. He is essentially a MindHive of all the souls he has collected and devoured over his centuries of existence, as is so completely insane that even his own [[TheHorde Scarlet Chorus]], a "circus of rapists and murderers", [[EvenEvilHasStandards finds him appalling and follow him only out of fear]].
** Tunon, the Archon of Justice, a KnightTemplar who implements Kyros' law absolutely. He manifests as a [[PowerFloats floating]] ''thing'' of [[SuperSmoke inky black smoke]], kept in humanoid form only by an [[BadassLongRobe all-covering mantle]] and several [[WhiteMaskOfDoom white masks of doom]] he is able to switch instantly. Fellow Archon Bleden Mark claims that Tunon's dedication to Kyros' law has turned him into little more than an AnthropomorphicPersonification of it.
* Every ''VideoGame/CubeEscape'' game has at least one creepy encounter with figures that look like shadowed humans and will very often try to attack the player out of nowhere. [[spoiler:''The Mill'' reveals that they're humans (and humanoid animals) who were corrupted by the machine Mr Crow used to extract their memories.]]
* In ''VideoGame/SeraphicBlue'', Gaia Cancers are usually standard JRPG {{Eldritch Abomination}}s. The main exception is their Practitioner, an intelligent humanoid Gaia Cancer that directs the others. [[spoiler:Another exception is Wilhelmine, who is the result of Ofa being forcibly turned into a Cancer Devil. Played with in [[BigBad Er's]] case, since she started as an evil split personality of Vene. By the end of the game, Er gains so much power that she's considered more poisonous to the planet than the Gaia Cancers.]]
* Creator/HPLovecraft is depicted as one in ''VideoGame/OhSirTheInsultSimulator'' by occasionally sprouting tentacles, having a slightly distorted voice, and sporting RedEyesTakeWarning.
* The Savaini version of Jason in ''VideoGame/FridayThe13thTheGame'' is a full-on DemonOfHumanOrigin, as if being an undead killing machine wasn't enough. Offering a WhatIf scenario if Jason escaped Hell on his own is presented with [[BodyHorror body and mask charred by fire]], SpikesOfVillainy in his shoulder, and sporting FireballEyeballs.
* ''Videogame/DarkestDungeon'': The Collector has the skull and hands of a human, looks rather like a human cloaked in yellow and wearing a cage-crown, and that's where the similarities end. The most you could say is that he's some extraplanar creature made ''of'' humans, with his cloak holding hundreds of imprisoned, collected heads that seem to ''be'' its body, giving a new twist to the trope name. As confirmation, he's of the [=Human/Eldritch=] subtype, meaning that by universal terms he qualifies as both. Particularly important because he is not of the Unholy type, which means he's definitely not a reanimated creature of any kind.
* ''VideoGame/LittleNightmares'': The game is (almost literally) overflowing with the things, since the [[EldritchLocation Maw]] is populated with gigantic humanoid... things and the children who will soon become their meals. While [[BigBad The Lady]] [[CastingAShadow takes the cake]], the sheer vagueness of what these beings even ''are'', and why they are, remains a terrifying mystery. [[spoiler: [[AllThereInTheManual Supplementary material]] states that the outside world is "in chaos", and that the Guests are elite members of society. [[MindScrew Make of that what you will]].]]
* [[BigBad Lord]] [[OriginalGeneration Vortech]] from ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions'' is a LEGO minifigure like every other character in the game, but his body is made out of some kind of blueish galaxy-like matter, he's capable of radically altering his size, and if broken apart, he can easily pull himself back together.
* [[BigBad Grandmaster]] [[EmperorScientist Meio]] from ''VideoGame/{{Strider}}''. In the first game and ''Strider 2'', he's basically a floating cloak with a head and hands, there's no visible body in there ''even though the cloak is open in the front'', and his hands simply blend into the darkness inside it. The 2014 ''Strider'' version shows him with a flat worm-like and fleshy body covered in red veins hanging from inside his cloak, with instestine-like tubes connected into it from behind. In the end of the game, it is revealed to be [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith a form he takes to appear to his subordinates on Earth]], with his [[OneWingedAngel true form]] being a gigantic EldritchAbomination known as Meio Prime.
* ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'' has a few. Gaunter O'Dimm stands out as the most powerful, and the one that most easily passes for human, he's the closest thing the Witcherverse has to The Devil. Also of note are The Crones who are swamp-dwelling monsters that appear either grotesque humanoids or as beautiful women, the entire race of higher vampires who are in fact shapeshifters with the human shape not being close to their true form, dopplers, and succubi. Some other creatures stretch the definitions but who have the right number of limbs in roughly the right shape are leshen and all necrophages.
* ''VideoGame/{{Starbound}}'' has the Novakid aliens. They look humanoid but are [[TheBlank faceless]] beings made from plasma that are [[spoiler: born [[PiecesOfGod from fragments]] of the [[BigGood Cultivator]]]].
* ''VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries''
** The Sisters of Fate in ''[[VideoGame/GodOfWarII II]]'' and the Furies in ''[[VideoGame/GodOfWarAscension Ascencion]]'' were primordial beings that vaguely looked like humanoid females and were older than both Gods and Titans, wielding such immense power that not even [[TopGod Zeus]] dared to challenged them. While most could pass off as normal humans with the Furies outright having the power to project illusions, there is something off about them. The ones that fit this trope the best were Alecto (a Fury with four spider limbs on her back with the power to spawn parasites that can possess other people) and Clotho (a gigantic and morbidly obese Sister of Fate with several arms and breasts).
** Thanatos in ''VideoGame/GodOfWarGhostOfSparta'' is another Primordial [[TheDreaded equally feared]] by the Olympians and Titans and is said to predate both of them and capable of reaping their souls. He looks like a sinister man in black, but [[OneWingedAngel could take the form]] of an EldritchAbomination in combat. His daughter Erinys also qualifies, having rave-like wings and large claws in her hands.
* Yuuki Terumi of ''Franchise/BlazBlue'' appears as either a green-and-black blob-like ghost, or a man with spiked green hair in an orange hoodie. In reality, he's an undying spirit who turns out to be older than the universe itself.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** Most Daedric Princes when they take an [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith humanoid form to interact with mortals]] will be invariably this. [[GreatGazoo Sheogorath]] takes the primary form of a jolly old man in a strange suit, [[JackassGenie Clavicus Vile]] resembles a horned, young boy, [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Malacath]] being a huge, muscular orc, Azura, Meridia, Mephala and Nocturnal appearing as beautiful women, and Boethiah appears as either an male or female warrior (NoBiologicalSex applies to all Daedra, but Boethiah is the most {{ambiguous|gender}} case). This is only a front as they are all primordial beings of phenomenal power that cannot truly be destroyed, since they only partially exist in this plane of existence.
** Dagoth Ur and his followers in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]''. After using [[ArtifactOfDoom Kagrenac's Tools]], he became a twisted and insane immortal resembling a man with a golden mask with the ability to [[{{Plaguemaster}} spread a horrific magical disease]] that mutates people into [[BodyHorror mindless monstrosities]]. Furthermore, much Lovecraftian imagery is associated with him, due to his cultists receiving visions of him and spreading "The Dreamer Is Awake" messages.
** The Night Mother of the Dark Brotherhood looks like a desiccated corpse, but she is actually the wife of Sithis, the local equivalent to TheAntiGod and is said to have [[PowerOfTheVoid powers over the Void]].
** The Dragonborn is a mortal being with an dragon soul, and certainly qualifies for this trope specially from the dragon's perspective, since the Dragonborn can absorb their souls and make them {{deader than dead}}. They can step up the game by becoming a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampire Lord]], an immortal undead with the ability to transform into a [[OneWingedAngel bat-like demons]].

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}:
** The [[SentientCosmicForce Ultimate Ones]] and their physical incarnations [[PhysicalGod the TYPES]] first introduced in ''Literature/AngelNotes'' are all EldritchAbomination, but TYPE-Moon is the only one who looks like a human. It doesn't stop him from [[RealityWarper warping reality]] to his will, [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill creating copies of the Moon as projectiles]], [[BeyondTheImpossible creating winds in space to blow celestial bodies away]] and other stuffs of similar magnitude.
** Most of the beings listed in the [[TheDreaded Dead Apostle Ancestors]] list, 27 beings who are ranked based on their threat level towards humanity as a whole, are usually [[WasOnceAMan former-humans]] who became vampires after various circumstances and through the immortal life, take their time to study magic and gain immense magical power. Usually, anyway. The beings in the top-10 list are not even former-humans (except Rank 4 and 2) and among them only Rank 9 (Altrouge, Arcueid's "sister"), Rank 8, Rank 6, Rank 4 (Zelretch, a very powerful [[TheArchmage archmage]]) and Rank 3 (TYPE-Moon itself) appear humanoid.
** The Servants summoned in [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight the Holy Grail Wars]]. They aren't just resurrected spirits, they're incarnations pulled from the cycle of death and rebirth, as entities who imprinted themselves into the very consciousness of humanity due to being viewed as "heroes" (in sometimes horrifying, obtuse ways, as seen with most anti-heroes). It is stated over and over again throughout the VN, despite being summoned as a familiar for a Master, they are existences beyond what a human is capable of equaling or understanding. And this is true: when a human tries to access the memories of a Servant, it begins to ''completely destroy his mind''.
** Counter Guardians look as human as the other Servants but are arguably even weirder. These beings aren't heroes in the traditional sense. They are the agents of Alaya, the collective will of humanity itself, and are deployed whenever something threatens humanity. Unleashing them is the equivalent of deploying a tactical nuke on the part of Alaya, and often ends with equivalent collateral damage. On certain occasions, Counter Guardians are willing to, and ''have'', killed thousands of people to save humanity as a whole. One of the seven Servants of the [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight 5th Holy Grail War]] is a counter guardian, and aside from [[spoiler:his [[AmbiguouslyBrown dark skin]] and white hair that he [[FutureBadass doesn't have in the present]], he]] looks perfectly human.
** ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' introduces the Foreigner class, who are what you get when the Nasuverse meets the Franchise/CthulhuMythos; in life, these Servants encountered an [[EldritchAbomination Outer God]], and instead of being [[GoMadFromTheRevelation overwhelmed by madness]], either managed to maintain their psychic integrity, or proved [[CrazySane crazy enough]] to ''overcome'' the madness. They've come out the other side with a connection to the Outer Gods, [[LovecraftianSuperpower which they channel into their powers]].
* [[spoiler:The titular character]] from ''VisualNovel/SayaNoUta''. Its true form is never seen, and it looks human normally. The key words there are "looks" and "normally".
* ''VisualNovel/WeKnowTheDevil'': The form a character takes on [[spoiler: when possessed by the devil.]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/LovecraftIsMissing'', naturally. Dr. Kartophilus' freaky butler, [[http://lovecraftismissing.com/?p=397 Heeg]], is the [[http://lovecraftismissing.com/?p=920 most obvious]], though most likely he's [[spoiler:"only" a [[ShapeShifter shoggoth]] in human form]]. There's also [[http://lovecraftismissing.com/?p=5262 Young Tom Malone]], who raised [[http://lovecraftismissing.com/?p=5386 all sorts]] of [[http://lovecraftismissing.com/?p=5672 questions]] which, probably for the best, are [[http://lovecraftismissing.com/?p=5674 likely to go unanswered]].
* Rithuly from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', a vaguely defined "dark god" with strong EldritchAbomination vibes: his "true form is of a great flying Stygian dragon" but he "usually appears man-sized, either as a wispy tentacle-headed dark ghost or a charming handsome man in a white robe adorned with jewelry."
* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'': A look into her past reveals that [[spoiler:Jones]] qualifies. Her existence predates ''life on Earth'' by at least a few ''billion'' years, but she has always looked the same. [[TimeAbyss She has a perfect memory for every instant of her entire history]], scratches diamonds, and is impenetrable to x-rays. She claims to lack emotions or imagination; though Antimony has her doubts on this matter, it might just be projection on her (and the readership's) part. Oh, and [[spoiler:she has no idea what she is, either. [[MemeticMutation MYSTERY SOLVED]]!]]
** One could consider [[spoiler:Antimony]] to be one of these. A HalfHumanHybrid who is part [[PlayingWithFire fire elemental]], can see [[spoiler:and, indeed, function as]] [[GrimReaper psychopomps]], and [[EmotionlessGirl rarely shows emotions]]. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Oh, and]], [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu she slapped]] [[PhysicalGod Coyote]] ''on the rump''!
* ''Webcomic/OwMySanity'' has tons of these from the Franchise/CthulhuMythos, many of which are female. The kicker? They're the protagonist's UnwantedHarem.
* Issue #3 of the furry comic ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheBlackDog'' has [[http://www.orderoftheblackdog.com/comic.php?pid=20130426 Mal-Fa'asha the vermin lord]], who looks like a oddly generic furry wearing a black cloak, when he's not appearing as a swarm of moths. And [[spoiler: that black cat in the black suit and hat who was asking about Rhoda's art. [[http://orderoftheblackdog.com/comic.php?pid=20130620 He could be Nyarlathotep]].]]
* ''Webcomic/WhiteDarkLife'' has a specific demon that fits this category in her true form. That demon is [[spoiler:Artemis Astarte]]. Befitting of her status as the strongest [[HornyDevils succubi]] her real form is [[spoiler:a parody of an ImpossibleHourglassFigure. This meaning that she has nothing but her spine and ribs between her chest and hips. The rest of her is just as unpleasant.]]
* In ''Webcomic/AutumnBay'', [[http://autumnbaycomics.com/comics/21/ Dr. Simon Nestor]] appears human at first glance, but closer inspection reveals his non-human nature.
* Black Mage in ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' - physically, at least. His face is some kind of infinite lattice of dark magic and has [[GoMadFromTheRevelation driven at least one person mad simply from looking at it]]. He's also the OnlySaneMan when he's not blowing everything up.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Franchise/{{The Slender Man|Mythos}}, pictured above. You can just about mistake him for a human being at a distance (unless he's in full-on CombatTentacles mode), but come any closer and you start to... [[TheBlank notice]] [[NoodlePeople things]]. ''WebVideo/MarbleHornets'', one of the most famous Slendy stories, is an excellent portrayal of this trope. The Slender Man distorts reality just by existing, driving some characters into homicidal madness. He ''seems'' to have a goal of some sort, but whatever it is, it's utterly inscrutable.
* Another well-known creepypasta creation, WebOriginal/TheRake, also counts. A freakish hairless [[BeastMan dog-man]] who seems to have similar stalking habits to Slenderman, albeit being more direct with his victims[[note]]Slendy watches from a distance; the Rake likes to sit on your bed. While you're in it[[/note]]. Has even showed up in WebVideo/EverymanHYBRID, integrating it into the above mythos.
* The Slender Man and the Rake are joined by a number of other Humanoid Abominations in ''Franchise/TheFearMythos'', including [[TheAdjectivalMan the Cold Boy, the Wooden Girl, and the Blind Man]].
* [[BigBad Chin-Chin]], an interdimensional {{God Of Evil}} serves as this for the sometimes [[PlayedForLaughs whimsical]] and almost-always [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs bizarre]] world of {{WebVideo/Filthy Frank}}, appearing with increasing frequency to torment Frank and his Lycra People friends, [[HostageForMacGuffin often demanding tribute from them]] in exchange for promising to free one of Frank's friends (typically his {{Heterosexual Life Partner}} Salamander Man) whom he takes hostage. At his [[CerebusSyndrome darkest]], he invokes {{I Will Punish Your Friend for Your Failure}} with his {{Reality Warper}} powers, and even when he's not kidnapping them [[AxCrazy for his twisted pleasure]] he's usually [[EvilGloating taunting]] the main characters with one of his [[UncannyValley heralds]], always managing to [[ParanoiaFuel keep them on their toes]]. It is implied that {{You Cannot Grasp The True Form}}, and he is a denizen of various [[EldritchLocation Eldritch Locations]] throughout the [[CosmicHorrorStory multiverse]]. [[spoiler:Keeping it from getting too disturbing (and thereby draining it of humor) is that his [[PokemonSpeak language]] (disregarding the misleading subtitles) [[BilingualBonus effectively translates from Japanese]] as "I love penis".]]
* [[WebVideo/MonsterFactory Pam]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1jGnFt78H8 Who]] [[http://shoomlah.tumblr.com/post/138489539115 Death Forgot.]]
* The Japanese creepypasta Hasshaku-sama sits ''somewhere'' between this trope and TheFairFolk. According to the creepypasta, Hasshaku-sama is a woman who is perceived differently by everyone who sees her with the only consistent traits being her abnormal height, hence her name: Ms. Eight-feet-tall, and her [[EvilLaugh inhuman laugh]], a deep, uncanny "po, po, po" sound... At first she comes across as some kind of {{youkai}}, but her description and behavior defies her being one. The [[SuperPersistentPredator absolute relentlessness in her pursuit of her victims]] is most of all akin to the grudge of an [[StringyHairedGhostGirl Onryou]], but there's no indications that she's dead ''or'' holding a grudge. It's explained in the backstory of the creepypasta that [[BadassPreacher a group of monks]] attempted to confront her but could neither {{seal|edEvilInACan}}, exorcise ''or'' kill her, and so were forced to merely contain her within the confines of a village using four Buddha statues as cornerstones of a barrier. She can also [[ParanoiaFuel imitate the voices of her victim's loved ones]], which makes her primarily [[AdultFear target children]] who are reliant on their older family members, and she is [[InvisibleToNormals invisible to all but her chosen victims]].
* Literature/WhateleyUniverse:
** Sara Waite, codename Carmilla. She looks like a goddess of lust. Her father's mother is actually [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Shub-Niggurath]]. Her mother's ancestry is even creepier.
** Tennyo is somehow related to some EldritchAbomination that was created to eat/destroy the Eldritch Abominations of the Franchise/CthulhuMythos, something that would look at Cthulhu and think "ooh, an appetizer!"
* WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall: [[spoiler: The Entity/Missingno can apparently only manifest itself in the physical realm by taking the form of another]].
* ''Website/TheOnion'' spoofed this in the 2005 article "[[http://www.theonion.com/articles/neverland-ranch-investigators-discover-corpse-of-r,1303/ Neverland Ranch Investigators Discover Corpse of Real Michael Jackson]]". Apparently Music/MichaelJackson died sometime in 1985-1987 at the hands of one of these, and that abomination replaced him and went on to physically decay into the realm of BodyHorror and prey upon children. (At the time, in RealLife, Jackson was being tried on child molestation charges.)
* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'':
** [[spoiler:Scion, the world's first and greatest superhero,]] is the avatar of an immensely powerful and ancient alien entity.
** [[TheChessmaster The Simurgh]] looks like a fifteen-foot-tall woman with chalk-white skin and a multitude of feathery wings. She is also an [[EldritchAbomination Endbringer]], a nearly indestructible entity of unknown origin equipped with horribly destructive superpowers that apparently wants nothing less than [[OmnicidalManiac to wipe humanity from the earth]]. Her particular set of powers includes pre- and postcognition to the point of being TheOmniscient, as well as MindOverMatter and some ''very'' nasty MindRape powers.
* ''Literature/{{Eclipse}}'' heavily indicates that Alice Sitchri, the main character, is ''far'' from your typical Succubus. She's a tall, fit, and gorgeous young lady with pale skin and a sexy outfit, but she has tendrils protruding from her arms, smoke-like darkness that oozes out of her body at various times, HellishPupils, gray eyes that turn amber (when indoctrinating people) and red (when angry), and the ability to transform into a tornado-like whirlpool of smoke and shadows that engulfs an entire country in a black fog. She absorbs souls within her own body (itself a PocketDimension), and she has the ability to [[MoreThanMindControl indoctrinate]] people without needing to try. Various characters have suggested that this is [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm the form she ALLOWS other people perceive of her]], [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith the form she's attempting to keep as humanoid as possible]], or a form that is a self-imposed restraint [[NothingIsScarier keeping something even more abstract from popping out]]. She is the only distinctly human-ish being who doesn't utilize a BattleAura at all; rather than being a human who has a really fancy way of manifesting her innate energy in fantastical ways (ala Aura), Alice simply ''doesn't''. All of the shadows and smoke and darkness are not a manifestation of her energy, that's simply how she is, and [[FromASingleCell as long as there is darkness, she will continue existing]], even if that darkness is completely separate from her body. This is all while she's on her ''good'' side; lord help you [[DrivenToMadness if you ever experience]] her ability to [[BrownNote distort reality]] [[RealityWarper at her own whim]].
* ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'':
** The City Council, and the people wearing deer masks. The hooded figures in the dog park may or may not be this.
** The Man in the Tan Jacket and the Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home also qualify. The former inflicts amnesia on anyone who sees him, making them remember nothing about him except his attire and deerskin briefcase with flies in it, and the latter is an entity that somehow manages to live in everyone's house without being noticed, can only be seen through one's peripheral vision and [[TheBlank lacks a face]]. They're both relatively friendly examples, although the Faceless Old Woman shows signs of being a bit of a [[TheTrickster trickster]].
** Old Woman Josie's Angels, who are described as ten-feet-tall, radiant and always smiling.
** The Woman from Italy. All throughout her visit to Night Vale, [[TheNarrator Cecil]] keeps reporting on her but swears she's just another person. But all the while, he keeps randomly spewing nursery rhymes in a broken voice, talking about how her hands are storm clouds with lightning talons, how she skins her victims, and how she lurks at the end of dark hallways.
* ''Podcast/AliceIsntDead'''s The Thistle Man, FauxAffablyEvil stalker of the series' {{Narrator}}, strikes her wrong from the first meeting, even before she decides "man" isn't the technically correct term to apply to him. It isn't just his translucent yellow fingernails or the rote way he consumes food, its the abnormally crude locomotion, hollow voice, slightly too-sharp teeth and rotten breath. Things only get worse after he invites her to "see sumthin' funny," which happens to be a private "demonstration" of his ability to pacify and slowly kill a hapless victim of his choosing, [[spoiler: by eating him alive.]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXBJIZ1NXFU The season 4 finale]] of ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory'' (Creator/JimHenson versus Creator/StanLee) ends with a chilling surprise appearance from an eldritch version of Creator/WaltDisney. No, scratch that, it's not Walt. It's an AnthropomorphicPersonification of what the Creator/{{Disney}} company has become, and the corporate monster is about to consume [[Franchise/TheMuppets two]] [[Creator/MarvelComics more]] franchises into its "empire of joy". There's some BitingTheHandHumor here, since ''Epic Rap Battles of History'' is [[DisneyOwnsThisTrope produced by one of Disney's countless subsidiaries]].
* Roy from ''WebVideo/DontHugMeImScared''. The way his arms stretch beyond their natural length, along with his ability to slip into random scenes without drawing attention to himself, the way the music changes whenever he appears as well as the fact that Red Guy was teleported right after making eye contact with him make him seem far too abnormal for such a crudely made puppet.
* [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant Mr. Popo]] from ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged''. He's a DragonInChief to ''God'', he can subject people to a FateWorseThanDeath with little effort, if any effort at all, he can invade peoples dreams, video games, other abridged series or [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou completely shatter the fourth wall]], and his MultipleChoicePast (from his TheVillainSucksSong) implies he's either a vengeful spirit[=/=]zombie[=/=]any other undead person or a full blown CosmicHorror. Attempting to contact him psychically [[TooSpicyForYogSothoth caused King Kai to short out]], and he's implied to be vastly more powerful than anyone in the series. He reveals a glimpse of his true nature as he [[spoiler:eats Garlic Jr.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'': [[BigBad Van Kleiss]] looks like a man with [[RedRightHand a mechanical hand]], but in truth while he WasOnceAMan the seat of his consciousness now is the nanites that fill his body - and [[FisherKing the area around his stronghold]], meaning that in a sense the entire country of Abysus ''is'' [[GeniusLoci him]], and answers to his commands. As of episode 21, instead of a GeniusLoci, he can now [[spoiler:induce BodyHorror with a touch.]]
* Miss Bitters from ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim''. Nobody is exactly sure ''what'' she is, but human is not on the list of options. She is implied to be older than the School (they couldn't make her move so they built it around her and [[CrapsackWorld made her a teacher]]) and has taught at least two generations worth of students. The official website mentions rumors that she is [[HalfHumanHybrid the spawn of]] an English teacher and a really big snake. Her flashbacks in the series indicate she [[BreakTheCutie was once much happier]]...
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has a couple examples:
** Wall-Mart, a [[CaptainErsatz "fictional"]] chain store in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Something Wall-Mart This Way Comes". Wall-Mart is actually portrayed as a complete Eldritch Abomination in the episode, being an abstract entity from beyond that exists [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil as long as there is consumerism]] and poisons every town in which it manifests itself. Near the end of the episode however, it temporarily [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith takes on human form]] (looking a lot like Creator/VincentPrice, oddly enough) so it can talk to Stan and Kyle. Played for laughs at the climax with the Vincent Price-thing [[LaughingMad laughing maniacally]] and declaring [[OneWingedAngel "Now you shall see me as I truly am!"]] - but all he does is tear off his gray mustache, then take off his white hat and wave it around wildly as the store around them collapses like a cave-in at a mine shaft.
** Later on in the series, the series's trope naming instances of TheyKilledKennyAgain was {{Deconstructed}}, via CerebusRetcon, because of Kenny being one. Because of some NoodleIncident involving a cult dedicated to Cthulhu, Kenny has ResurrectiveImmortality.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' season two, [[EldritchAbomination Vaatu, spirit of darkness]], [[FusionDance fuses]] with [[spoiler:Unalaq, becoming the Dark Avatar]]. By extension this makes [[spoiler:the Avatar]] an example, as they fused with Vaatu's counterpart Raava, spirit of light.
* The Beast from ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall'' is mostly shown in silhouette, which seems vaguely humanoid save for the antlers and glowing eyes, and is capable of conversing (and ''[[VillainSong singing]]'') like a human. No hint is given to what kind of creature he is ([[AllegoricalCharacter at least not in a literal sense]]), but he feeds off of human despair [[spoiler:by turning people into trees which make oil for [[SoulJar his lantern]]]]. The one glimpse of the beast in the light, at the series climax, shows [[spoiler:his entire body is made of wood in the shape of faces]].
* In the ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' episode "[=NegaDuck=]", Darkwing accidentally gets separated into his [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum "good and evil particles"]], creating a ([[GoodIsImpotent wussy]]) good and (badass) evil version of him. Then the evil version gets galvanized. The resulting "[=NegaDuck=]" (not to be confused with the recurring MirrorUniverse EvilCounterpart of Darkwing by the same name) is still shaped like Darkwing, though with negative black-and-white colours and PowerGlows, but it's an almost mindless accumulation of pure evil and destruction that uses its RealityWarper powers to tear everything apart. (The good side also gets galvanized, but the result is much less abominable.) However, the whole thing is largely PlayedForLaughs, so it also speaks in an exaggerated StupidEvil CardCarryingVillain ForTheEvulz manner.
* In the "Stakes" miniseries of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', there is The Moon. While she is a vampire, she seems much more eldritch, with a ''[[VoiceOfTheLegion creepy voice]]'' , a strange connection to the actual moon and the abilities to heal instantly, open a lock just by shouting pigs over and over, and paralyze Finn and Jake and paralyze the banana guards which makes the chocolate on there heads to melt down their bodies.
* A CutSong from ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' seems to make a case for [[BigBad Cruella De Vil]] being one of these.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'', the shadowy power broker [[BigBad Mr. Salacia]] looks simply like a very tall old man, but he's actually an ancient [[TheDreaded dreaded]] being implied to have connections with, at the very least, the Sumerian civilization. We get a glimpse of his true nature toward the end of the fourth season: his hair turns into a writhing mass of tentacles, his teeth grow into sharp fangs, his jaw unhinges, he grows to {{kaiju}} size and his very presence causes weaker-willed people's [[YourHeadAsplode heads to explode]].
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'':
** While he is a demonic shapeshifter that can take even more monstrous forms, [[EldritchAbomination Aku's]] default appearance is a gigantic, humanoid being made of darkness, and he is capable of assuming more human-like disguises such as a [[http://samuraijack.wikia.com/wiki/Ikra beautiful woman]] on one occasion. The catch is that he will always be [[GlamourFailure limited to the same green/red/black color-scheme, and reflections reveal his true form]]. He also has a wide range of superpowers at his disposal (such as BlackMagic, CompleteImmortality, VoluntaryShapeshifting, [[TheCorruption corrupting]] other living beings, creating [[TimeTravel time portals]], etc.), and is NighInvulnerable to all weapons, except for a [[ForgedByTheGods divine magic sword]] wielded by the titular hero.
** Demongo the Soul Collector, one of Aku's henchmen also count. He's a skinny demonic humanoid with black skin, glowing blue eyes, blue fire burning on his head, and a red cape. He has the ability to steal the souls of fallen warriors and monsters, which he can summon as SlaveMooks in order to add more victims to his collection.
** The Minions of Set are a trio of semi-humanoid, semi-{{animalistic| abomination}}, divine demons with pitch black skin, golden dog-like heads, and shining blue eyes. They are established as some of the most powerful villains in the show, being capable of physically overwhelming Jack in combat and unlike Aku, ''not even'' Jack's sword (which was specifically designed to kill the dark lord) [[NighInvulnerable was able to harm them]]. It took summoning [[PhysicalGod the Egyptian sun god Ra]] in order to permanently destroy them.
** A very tragic example is featured late in Season 5 with none other than [[spoiler:Ashi, Jack's [[HeelFaceTurn enemy-turned-]][[TheLancer sidekick]]/[[BattleCouple lover]], who is revealed to be a literal [[HalfHumanHybrid Daughter of Aku]], sired when their mother drank a fraction of his essence and gave birth to seven daughters. Her nature was foreshadowed throughout several episodes when she displayed massive tolerance to pain, and enough superhuman strength to dispatch a massive army and emerge unscathed. Aku turns Ashi into a demonic being in his own image to attack Jack.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'': Mandy herself is ocasionally strongly implied to be some kind of unfathomable cosmic horror within the body of a young little girl.