->''"I'm a monster. Monsters... can't live with humans. All we can do is destroy."''
-->-- '''Chrono''', ''ChronoCrusade''

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When a character [[WhatHaveIBecome feels they are not human]], due to a [[EmergencyTransformation certain]] [[BalefulPolymorph situation]] [[VampireRefugee that]] [[KarmicTransformation occurred]], they may ask WhatHaveIBecome and declare themselves as a monster or a freak. When the character is either [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman not human]] or is a HalfHumanHybrid, they may feel like a monster if others are scared of them or call them a freak.

This trope can also apply to non human characters, as long as something about them makes them stick out compared to other characters who are the same race/species. If a character utters MyGodWhatHaveIDone (if they killed or hurt someone for example), this will very likely be followed up by IAmAMonster and declare themselves not human for doing such a sinful act. Once a character call themselves a monster, they will most likely tell supporting characters to back off and stay away from them so that they won't be hurt or hurt further. Unless they are a CardCarryingVillain, which is where they ''boast'' about how much of a monster they are.

"BeYourself" may not be good advice here.

'''SPOILERS AHOY''' for [[TheReveal non-human and half-human characters]].

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* A variation occurs in ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' when [[spoiler:Joshua]] accuses Chrono, a demon, of being a monster. The statement makes an impact on him, which he later shows by [[YouAreWithMe echoing]] the statement, claiming that he's a monster and "all I can do is destroy."
** Of course, his self-perception as a monster has a lot more to do with personal trauma and the fact that as part of Aion's revolutionaries he slaughtered hundreds of other demons on a battlefield in Pandemonium, then got Mary killed, and is now ''slowly consuming Rosette's soul'', than with his race, though he's not wholly comfortable with that anymore either, especially vis-a-vis most of his friends being church-folk and the whole soul-consuming thing. But that still falls under this trope.
* Vash from ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' feels directly responsible for [[EvilCounterpart Knives's]] crimes and it is strongly hinted that he believes that independent plants are monsters who pose a direct threat to mankind. In the manga, he is terrified of their potential uses of plant power and is shown struggling with the ethical implications of his existence and Knives's. He even thinks at least twice that they shouldn't exist: at the end of the [[spoiler: Jenora Rock incident]], he thinks that Knives and him [[spoiler: shouldn't have been born]]. At the end of the manga, he also tells Knives of [[spoiler: his decision that they should both die together because they are too powerful and have no place in the future of Gunsmoke]]. (Ironically, though, Vash and Knives are [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory strongly implied to be (fallen) angels come to pose judgement on mankind]]--which is what Wolfwood seems to believe.)
** He does do some "stay away from me," especially to the girls in the anime. Most notably, at the end of 'Diablo,' after the plot [[CerebusSyndrome finally starts]].
** Wolfwood has a little bit of this himself, when he's feeling particularly down. Anime Wolfwood in purely moral terms; manga Wolfwood, who is a much more dyed-in-the-wool utilitarian and cynic[[note]][[YoungerThanTheyLook who goes from around fifteen to no more than eighteen over the course of the series]][[/note]], about the combination of moral issues and [[StrappedToAnOperatingTable his fucked-up body]]. ''He has nightmares about going back to visit the kids at the orphanage where he grew up and drowning in the blood on his hands.''
-->"[[StepfordSmiler I'm sorry, guys...]] [[DissonantSerenity It seems I am no longer qualified to hold you...]]
** And manga Wolfwood, while he may think 'angels,' is also pretty much totally in agreement with Vash about the monster plant thing, and for a while intermixes [[HeterosexualLifePartners heartwarming defense of Vash to outside parties]] with [[ParanoiaFuel moments where he thinks things like]] "he's got his back to me, and I could probably put a bullet in his skull right now and get ''one'' of them out of the way."
*** And Vash is ''completely aware'' of this. Vash is so fucked up.
* In the first season finale of ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Lelouch and [[WhoWantsToLiveForever CC]] have a discussion about this. CC reveals that everyone called her a witch because of her [[spoiler: immortality]], to which Lelouch responds, "If you are a witch, then I am a warlock."
* in the new ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Shin Mazinger Zero]]'' manga, Kouji has a moment of this after a moment of unnatural UnstoppableRage in which destroys a rogue manufacturing robot with his bare hands
-->'''Sayaka:''' What? How in the world did you do...''that''!?
-->'''Kouji:''' I...I don't know. It just happened
-->'''Sayaka:''' It "just ''happened''?" Kouji, that wasn't even humanly ''possible''...
-->'''Kouji:''' ...Does it scare you?...I'm like a monster, huh?\\
[Sayaka's response to this question [[FreakyIsCool is not]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Shin_Mazinger_Zero_C01_34img.jpg what he was expecting]]]
* Setsuna, ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima's'' local [[HeroicAlbino albino]] [[HalfHumanHybrid half]]-{{Tengu}} [[HunterOfHisOwnKind demon hunter]], has severe personal issues about her past. This is somewhat fixed by Konoka [[FreakinessShame telling her she looks good]] and Setsuna becoming an fairly important part of Negi's TrueCompanions.
** As of chapter 288, [[spoiler: Negi himself]] feels this way after [[spoiler: seeing his SuperPoweredEvilSide in a dream]].
* Played with in the manga Takumi Dash. Takumi plays this straight in the series proper, but in the one volume long Mirror Universe, his counterpart has a very different view on being BlessedWithSuck.
--->'''Alternate!Takumi:''' I am a monster, a jackass, a man slut and a demon, ''and it is awesome''. Good God, I love my life! I'm gonna go rob a [=McDonald's=]!
* [[spoiler:Van Hohenheim]] from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.
** This is his catchphrase for at least the first half of the manga. (Usually in the form of 'What the hell are you?!' 'A monster.') Once we get his backstory and he joins up with the rest of the main plot, he more or less stops saying this. Partly because he had to reassure one of his sons that ''he'' was human.
** Roy Mustang, the [[PlayingWithFire Flame Alchemist]], has a variation. It's only when he's fighting ''real'' monsters like the Homunculi that he feels human.
* ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'''s Kotetsu used to have this attitude towards himself when he was a child, both because of the [[FantasticRacism ostracism he had to endure for being a NEXT]] and because of the [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength destructive, uncontrollable nature of his powers]]. He's mostly over it, but he didn't emerge from it entirely unscathed. (WordOfGod says his childhood fear of hurting others still lives on as [[FatalFlaw a reluctance of worrying people with his problems.]])
* A recurring motif in ''ArmitageIII'': the titular character feels like "some kind of monstrous doll" for her robot nature, and has salt rubbed into those wounds by other characters repeatedly calling her a monster when they [[RoboticReveal become aware of her non-humanity.]]
* In ''Manga/{{Holyland}}'', this is Yuu's view of himself in chapter 101 after he loses control in a friendly boxing spar.
* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', Eren delivers a YouMonster speech to [[spoiler:Reiner and Bertolt]], claiming they have no right to angst after all of the death and destruction they caused. [[spoiler:Reiner]] angrily agrees. Later he refers to himself and his allies as "short-lived mass-murderers".
** At an earlier point, during Eren's trial Mikasa is accused of being a [[spoiler:Titan Shifter]] by one of the merchants there, Eren responds by yelling that while he may be a monster Mikasa has nothing to do with it.
* Upon manifesting his [[FightingSpirit Stand]] in Part 3 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', Jotaro immediately assumes that he's been possessed by an evil spirit and insists on locking himself in a jail cell (despite protests from both the police and his mother) for fear of hurting anyone.
* [[VampireMonarch Princess]] [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Mina]] [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask Tepes]] from ''Manga/DanceInTheVampireBund'' occasionally invokes this. One of the more showy examples involved her ripping another vampire's throat with her teeth then gutting him like a trout with her bare hand before the horrified eyes of a woman who had been sheltering her from a rival faction she had escaped; then telling her, "''This'' is what you have been trying to protect with your puny human life! Now go, and forget that you ever saw me." The effect was undercut when she promptly extracted a solemn oath from the head of the retrieval squad to leave the woman and her young daughter unharmed[[note]](The guy she mauled to death? An admitted child pornographer who made it very clear he would be back for the child no matter what.)[[/note]] before submitting to being shackled and led back into her enemy's clutches.
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[[folder:Comicbooks]]
* This seems to be the near constant mindset of {{Morbius}} which he's more than willing to [[{{Wangst}} monologue about]].
* Paul Moses, the protagonist of {{Comicbook/Red}} is a self-admitted RetiredMonster, and tries to warn people away from him. [[BullyingADragon They don't listen.]]
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[[folder:Fanfiction]]
* [[spoiler:Jack]], one of the [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human]] protagonists of ''FanFic/{{Morphic}}'', [[DrivenToSuicide considers suicide]] because of this trope. [[spoiler:He's [[InterruptedSuicide talked out of it]] by Gabriel, a former NiceGuy who just [[PlayingWithFire set a villain on fire]] and [[BloodKnight discovered that he liked it]]. The way Gabriel sees it, if Jack's a monster, Gabriel's far worse--so he won't let Jack die for his supposed evil.]]
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* Alex in ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' says this once his lion instincts start kicking in out of hunger, and his friends start turning into MeatOVision steaks.
* In ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', Quasimodo says he's a monster without actually having done anything wrong, because Frollo raised him to believe he was. Overcoming this is most of his CharacterDevelopment.
* In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', Elsa thinks this of herself after she almost killed her little sister, or at the very least, she thinks that she's too dangerous to be around other people.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* When the Operative says the exact words of the trope title to Mal in ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', that is not an example of the trope. But when River tells Simon after the brawl on Beaumonde that she should just put a bullet in her brainpan that is.
** Also implied in this exchange:
--> '''Mal:''' ''(to River, who has him at gunpoint)'' I've staked everything on the assumption that you're a real person, actual and whole. And if that's not true, [[KillMeNowOrForeverStayYourHand you'd best shoot me now]].
--> ''River [[DramaticGunCock cocks her gun]].''
--> '''Mal:''' ''(quickly)'' OR we could talk some more about it.
* Said by Lawrence Talbot in ''Film/TheWolfman2010'': "I am what they say I am... I'm a monster".
* Loki from ''Film/{{Thor}}'':
--> '''Loki:''' What, because I... I... I am the monster parents tell their children about at night?
* In one of the trailers for ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' which features Sabertooth, the feral mutant utters [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKwfV3j7FEE this]] chilling line.
-->'''Sabertooth:''' I'm not your friend...I'm an animal, who dreamed he was a man. But the dream is over...and the beast is awake. And I will come for you, because it's my nature.
* The titular character in ''Film/GhostRider'' calls himself this when faced with his LoveInterest.
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[[folder:LightNovels]]
* Sousuke from ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', especially in the novels, has instances where he thinks that others must think he's a monster for [[TheStoic killing so many people and not feeling anything]]. In the novels, Kaname [[spoiler:actually starts thinking he is, reacting by flinching away from him and telling him he scares her]].
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'': "THIS IS THE SKIN OF A KILLER!"
** [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/470766 * wink!* ]]
* Both Shizuo and [[spoiler:Anri]] from ''Literature/{{Durarara}}'' have issues concerning this -- Shizuo because of his combination SuperStrength[=/=]UnstoppableRage and [[spoiler:Anri because she's the host for the EvilWeapon Saika]].
* Kerovan from ''Literature/TheCrystalGryphon'': his mother intended him to be the WitchWorld's equivalent of [[TheOmen Damien Thorne]], and while it didn't work out that way, he still has SupernaturalGoldEyes and [[RedRightHand cloven hooves for feet]]. He tells his fiancee Joisan, "No fit mate for any human woman am I." '''She''' thinks, "He has been named monster until he believes it--but if he could only look upon himself through my eyes--"
* In ''Literature/JohnDiesAtTheEnd'', [[spoiler:Dave]] discovers that he is actually [[spoiler:an "evil" clone that killed and replaced the real Dave]], and has been this way for quite a while. After this revelation, his friends don't let him be alone for fear that he might try to kill himself. [[spoiler: Again. His friends are aware that he's only done good deeds up to that point (aside from killing the real Dave, which he has no memory of), and eventually convince him to live. In the end, it turns out to not really matter, and his true nature only comes up occasionally when John jokingly refers to him as Monster Dave.]]
* John Taylor is constantly asked why he returned to the {{Nightside}} and stayed there after living in the normal world for five years. His answer? "I belong here--with all of the other monsters."
* Michael develops shades of this at the end of ''The Last Knight'' in the ''KnightAndRogueSeries'' when [[spoiler:he develops magic]]. Fisk eventually manages to pull him out of it, mostly. Whenever the issue comes up Michael is still incredibly fearful of it.
* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Tyrion Lannister, the much despised dwarf (as in a human with dwarfism rather than the more traditional fantasy race), says this a few times. Normally he says it to manipulate people in some way and doesn't actually believe it himself, but the nature of the CrapsackWorld he's in keeps pushing him more and more, so he skirts very close to truly thinking this of himself.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Buster on ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' screams this every time he accidentally hurts somebody with his hook hand.
** And once [[spoiler: after his mother caught him having sex with her [[{{Robosexual}} non-humanoid robot maid]]]].
* Sylar from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', among other characters.
* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' has become so comfortable with the notion that he's a monster that he usually just mentions it in passing, cracking InnerMonologue jokes about it. The most dramatic it ever gets is when it occurs to him that he may not be as monstrous as he previously thought.
* Said by the MonsterOfTheWeek in the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode "Heart" while pleading with Sam to kill her.
** And by the vampirized Gordon in "Fresh Blood" while rationalizing his newfound willingness to hurt innocent humans to get Sam.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. "I know you'll never love me. I know that I'm a monster. But you treat me like a man and that's..." Though Spike's breakdown towards the end of "Never Leave Me" is a bit closer to the trope.
** PlayedForLaughs in "Intervention"
-->'''Spike:''' If [Buffy] turns to me for comfort, well, I'm not gonna deny it to her. I'm not a monster.
-->'''Xander:''' Yes. You are a monster. Vampires are monsters. They make monster movies about them.
-->'''Spike:''' Well, yeah...you got me there.
** In "Conversations With Dead People" Buffy describes herself as a monster re: her [[BastardGirlfriend sexually abusive relationship with Spike]] in Season 6.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Lampshaded but averted in "Five by Five" -- a flashback scene shows a starving and ensouled Angelus who beats up a woman's protectors and tries to feed on her, all the time shouting "I am a monster!" He is unable to go through with killing her. Likewise Faith after a rampage of violence and torture is reduced to flailing ineffectually at Angel's chest while shouting "I'm evil! I'm bad! I'm evil! Do you hear me? I'm bad!" and begging Angel to kill her.
** She's more accepting of it after a spell in prison. When Angel becomes Angelus Wesley breaks Faith out to capture him. Angel's son however wants to kill him. Faith makes him back down by claiming she is a murderer (true) and she will kill him if she had to choose between him and Angel\us.
* In the first episode of ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', Quinn meets a wisecracking alternate dimension version of himself who tells him that this is his eighth slide and gives him the remainder of the formula he needs to complete his own sliding machine. Many many episodes later, Quinn meets the same double, but he has long grey hair and speaks in a monotone. His sliding adventures have turned him into a monster; he knows this and wants "our" Quinn to kill him.
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': In the fairy tale world Rumplestiltskin becomes a monster and eventually comes to terms with the fact that it's true. In Storybrooke, [[spoiler: after the [[IdentityAmnesia curse]] is broken]], he realizes that, while now returned to his human form, he's still a monster at heart, which is why he tells [[spoiler: Belle]] to leave. [[spoiler: She]] replies that that's exactly why [[spoiler: [[MoralityPet she]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming should stay]]]].
* In the {{Sanctuary}} episodes "Nubbins", a young woman who has just found out that both she and her grandfather have extrasensory perception due to an unusual brain formation reacts this way. At one point she says she feels like a freak who belongs in a sideshow.
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[[folder:Music]]
* From "Re: Your Brains" by Music/JonathanCoulton:
-->I'm not a monster, Tom
-->Well, technically I am
-->I guess I am...
** Somewhat [[PlayingWithATrope played with]], as he treats it as more of an office joke, and then continues with his requests for delicious brains.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mjlM_RnsVE Monster]]" by Music/{{Skillet}} is so fitting one could easily take a character from this page and make a music video with it.
* The Music/ImagineDragons song "Monster," heard in the third ''VideoGame/InfinityBlade'' game, has this in spades.
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[[folder:ProfessionalWrestling]]
* Kane reminded us of this many times after he removed his mask on Wrestling/{{WWE}} Monday Night Raw. "Look at me JR! IAMAMONSTER..." (he said something else then lit JR on fire)
** Kane also cited the title of this trope page (word-for-word) as the reason he [[FaceHeelTurn betrayed]] his [[{{kayfabe}} half-brother]] Wrestling/TheUndertaker in the early 2000s.
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[[folder:TabletopGames]]
* As the page quote indicates, this is actually a survival mechanism in ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade''. Since you're now a vampire, you're going to have to assault people for blood. You can do it secretly as part of seduction, or you can do it in a flat-out ambush, but odds are, they never asked for it. But by admitting that what you're doing is awful and knowing when to stop, that keeps you from seeing killing as "just another thing" and losing yourself to [[EnemyWithin the Beast]]. Well, unless you're [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Sabbat]], in which case, good luck.
** Not quite. The quote's meaning is closer to "I hunt humans and drink their blood so I don't turn into a mindless, frenzied beast in desperate hunger, because that's not pleasant for anybody." It's one part IAmAMonster, one part IDidWhatIHadToDo.
* WebAnimation/BabyCakes suffers from this when his [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons barbarian goes too far.]]
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* ''BatBoyTheMusical'': [[spoiler: the title character, in the DespairEventHorizon song 'Apology to a Cow'.]]
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[[folder:VideoGames]]
* At the end of day 2 in ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve'' Aya starts to grow afraid that because of her powers being similar to [[BigBad Eve]] (Aya is a human while Eve is a mutated human whose mitochondria have changed her), she may become a monster like her.
-->'''Aya''': I... I think I may be a monster...like her!
-->'''Daniel''': What?! What are you saying, Aya?!
-->'''Aya''': I don't know. What if... What if I end up by killing you ?! Please, Daniel! I don't know! I just don't know anymore! Please go away from me!
--> ''A few moments later.''
-->'''Aya''': Even if I am a monster, I don't ever want to kill you, Daniel...please...! I...I could never forgive myself if I killed...you...
* ''JustForFun/PokemonVietnameseCrystal'' is a bootleg of ''Pokemon Crystal Version'' that is so badly translated that your rival ends up [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e5H7mdN_mQ claiming that he is a monster]]. He nearly [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H3K1SY1taE does it a second time, too]]. This is a rare instance of it being completely unintentional and funny.
* Raziel in ''[[VideoGame/LegacyOfKain Soul Reaver 2]]'' has this exchange with his past self, after said past self killed Janos Audron.
-->'''Sarafan Raziel''': You're a righteous fiend, aren't you?
-->'''Raziel''': Apparently, I am.
** Also turned on its head in one encounter in ''Defiance'':
--->'''Demon Hunter 1''': [pointing] Monster!
--->'''Demon Hunter 2''': Where?!
--->'''Raziel''': [sliding into frame] Here!
* A slight variation appears in ''Franchise/FireEmblem 8'', said by Myrrh to Saleh in their A support:
--> '''Myrrh:''' It's because I'm a dragon. My father explained it to me. [[HalfHumanHybrid We are both human and monster.]] And because we are both, we are also neither. [. . .] We have the power of dragons; therefore, we cannot live together with humans... We have the hearts of humans; therefore, we do not belong with monsters. We are outcasts in this world, never a part of either community. And so we live our lives alone, never to be understood by anyone.
* In the VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII prequel ''Crisis Core'', [[spoiler: Angeal displays his degeneration-wing and announces that he's become a monster.]] Zack, the protagonist, replies that [[spoiler: [[FreakinessShame it is the wing of an angel]]]]. [[OneWingedAngel Not that it's *that* reassuring]]...
-->[[spoiler:'''Angeal:''']] Don't monsters usually want either world domination or revenge?
** He later ''[[InvokedTrope invokes]]'' the '[[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman makes it easier to kill 'em]]' facet of OneWingedAngel in order to make his protegee deliver him an honorable [[SuicideByCop Suicide By SOLDIER]].
*** This is [[WhatTheHellHero rather cruel of him]], but compared to [[OmnicidalManiac the other two]] he's practically a saint.
* The intro of ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'':
--->'''Alex Mercer:''' My name is Alex Mercer. I'm responsible for all of this. They call me a murderer, a terrorist, a monster. I'm all of these things.
* If you pursue a Rivalry with [[spoiler:Anders]] in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', he will come to believe this [[spoiler:after destroying the Chantry and sparking the Mage-Templar war.]] He explains that his hatred and resentment corrupted [[spoiler:Justice into a demon, and Anders/Justice is just another murderous abomination that needs to be put down. If you do go through with killing him he will only say that "you should have done this years ago."]]
* A rather nasty subversion can be found in ''VideoGame/{{Smite}}''. Scylla, the Horror of the Deep, is a CreepyChild per excellence who is also a sadistic monster to boot, her Ultimate skill is this trope name, but she said the words with glee, not angst. This can only mean that Scylla is bonafide evil and she's proud of [[BeYourself being herself]], [[EnfanteTerrible a monster]].
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[[folder:VisualNovels]]
* In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'', once she's in the throes of full-blown [[AxCrazy Ax Craziness]], [[spoiler:Shion]] has a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment after a particularly barbaric act, then promptly declares this as [[IgnoredEpiphany an excuse to go slaughter some more innocents]].
** In Someutsushi-hen, [[spoiler:Natsumi]] decides the exact same thing in a similar state, after [[spoiler:having tried to strangle her boyfriend]]. It ends about as well as the other case.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* White Mage in [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2007/07/07/episode-867-night-and-day/ this]] ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' strip.
** And in a literal example, [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2008/09/06/episode-1034-adjustment-period/ Red Mage]].
* In ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' Galatea firmly believes this about herself. Of course, she thinks this makes her [[{{Ubermensch}} superior]] to humans.
* Dan from ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'', who has feared this since [[spoiler: learning his mother was a succubus and his own 'Cubi abilities emerging]]. This may be self-fulfilling, since Dan has been told by multiple people that not learning to control his new abilities (Dan refuses to attend the school [[spoiler: the 'Cubi]] have set up for just that purpose) dramatically increasing the chance that he'll lose control and become the monster he fears.
* ''Webcomic/{{Archipelago}}'''s Tuff despised his half-shark side so much he ran from his hometown to escape the FantasticRacism he faced there. However, [[spoiler:he ''has to'' come to terms with this when he finds himself uncontrollably transforming into a full shark form.]]
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* By the end of ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', [[spoiler:Taylor]] is convinced she is this, haunting her even as she is given the chance to live a normal life.
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[[folder:WesternAnimation]]
* Blackarachnia of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' believes herself to be a freak and a monster due to her partially organic robot form (the result of using her powers while damaged by a giant alien spider's venom -- really), and subsequently joins the Decepticons and reinvents herself as a FemmeFatale. However, a lot of it [[CursedWithAwesome seems to be in her head]], as she now posesses a number of spider-related powers in addition to her original abilities, and most of the non-Decepticon Transformers she encounters seem to find her [[EvilIsSexy smokin']] [[FreakyIsCool hot]].
** Then again, the Decepticons seem to regard her with tolerant disgust at best. And [[{{Jerkass}} Sentinel Prime]] leaves out the "tolerant" part entirely. Given that he was one of her closest friends, she might have a point.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', Batman pleads with the MagmaMan of the [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Terrific]] [[CaptainErsatz Trio]] to not destroy the city by continuing the experiment that gave them their powers, because he's a hero. Magma disagrees:
-->'''Magma:''' No, I'm not a hero. I'm an accident. Heroes had a choice, we had none.
* In the ''FantasticFourWorldsGreatestHeroes'' episode "Recap/HardKnocks", Ben tells Bruce that, "Us monsters have to stick together." Bruce then retorts that the Thing is not a monster; the Hulk is.
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'': Lucius says this, not in response to his FauxAffablyEvil nature, or all the KickTheDog moments, but because his horns have been ruined.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'', after having thrashed Mikey and realized what he had done in the "Hunted" episode, Leatherhead tells the turtles and Splinter to stay away from him and states his belief that he is a dangerous monster before running away. Things calm down for him later, however, when he realizes that Mikey is indeed fine as the turtles rescue him from a crocodile hunter.
* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E19PuttingYourHoofDown "Putting Your Hoof Down"]]: [[TookALevelInJerkass Fluttershy chides Rarity and Pinkie Pie, making both of them cry.]] When she [[JerkassRealization discovers Iron Will's lessons made her lash out at her friends]], she calls herself a monster.
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