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->'''Kramer:''' Hey, I just saw a pig man. A pig man! You know, he was sleeping and then he woke up and he looked at me and... and he made this ''horrible'' sound, this ''[makes screeching noises]''.\\
'''George:''' Kramer, what the hell are you talking about?\\
'''Kramer:''' I'm talking about a pig man! I walked into the wrong room, and there he was!\\
'''George:''' A ''pig man''.\\
'''Kramer:''' A pig man! Half pig, '''''half man!'''''
-->-- ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', "The Bris"

A [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin combination of a man and a pig]]. He doesn't have to be a genetic hybrid, sometimes he's just [[PettingZooPeople an anthropomorphic pig]] or a pig-like humanoid alien.

In fantasy settings they may be a rare kind of were-animal, or just a pig-faced monster. Sometimes the work will call the PigMan an [[OurOrcsAreDifferent "orc"]] -- this probably stems from the fact that orcs are often depicted as pug-nosed, tusked creatures and ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'', a RPG series that was very popular in Japan depicting them as Pigmen based off an illustration in 1st edition ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. In more futuristic settings, they'll be the product of genetic manipulation; these are usually human with "pig" added to them, but it could be the other way around. Either way, they're used as grunts, they have little intelligence, and [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman they can be slaughtered by the hundreds with no moral implications]].

In science-fiction settings, it makes a certain amount of sense that the pig is the preferred species for this type of gene splicing: pigs and humans are anatomically similar enough on the inside that pigs may soon be grown as human organ donors. The similarities even extend to behavior, pigs being omnivores with furless skin and similar behavior in the wild, enjoying beer as much as the next guy.

Due to their association with Orcs and to negative cultural associations of their animal nature, pig men are often cast as villains. Heroic pig men also exist, although they typically have somewhat slovenly characteristics and act as antiheroes. Heroic pig men typically represent men in their late forties, and as such tend to have jaded or hard boiled personalities. They may also have positive characteristics which are typically associated with this demographic, such as jolliness and caring parental traits. The villains in these cases will typically also be cruel, vain, narcissists; Uncle Pey'j from ''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil'' who went up against trumped up military officials (among others), and Anime/PorcoRosso who went up against a cocky fascist fighter pilot are examples of anti-heroic pigs with awful adversaries.

If the character is young then they will represent a chubby child, and may be subject to bullying if they are sympathetic characters, or be bullies if they are non-sympathetic. In fantasy stories heroic pig men will typically be turncoats who have defected from an evil force. For this reason they may go through ostracization or racial stigmatization. Tragic is the story of the PigMan [[DefectorFromDecadence who escapes his evil masters]] and tries to live a human life; they'll usually be [[TheGrotesque outcasts who will never know what it's like to be loved]].

As the trope name implies, a character of this type will almost always be a Pig ''Man'', similar to how cats are usually [[CatGirl female.]] There are a number of reasons for this, the most prominent being that both pigs and men are stereotypically [[MenAreUncultured boorish and]] [[GuysAreSlobs disgusting]], and of course pigs are not considered the most attractive animal; BeautyIsNeverTarnished after all! If there is a whole race of Pig People you might see some Pig Women in the background but don't expect them to play an especially big role.

In yet another (almost entirely [[HoYay gay]]) sense, anthropomorphic pigs and boars can be very potent fetish appeal in furry {{Bara}}. This is somewhat rare in the Western UsefulNotes/FurryFandom (and any cultural context where pigs are culturally considered unappealing to look at), but is more abundant in the Japanese {{Kemono}} community, where it peaked during the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig_%28zodiac%29 Year of the Pig]] in 2007. Much of the appeal is in the highly masculine UnkemptBeauty of Pig Men portrayals (sometimes overlapping with UglyCute), having much in common with the aesthetic ideals of TheBear community.

Compare HalfHumanHybrid, PettingZooPeople, FullBoarAction, GovernmentConspiracy and CorruptCorporateExecutive. Oh, also BeautyEqualsGoodness, {{Mooks}} and HollywoodEvolution. See FullBoarAction for swine that aren't part human and are crazy anyway. See also MessyPig.

Has nothing to do with the title character of ''Literature/ThePigman''.



* Those "Feed The Pig" [=PSA=]s that run on NightmareFuel.
* The Burger King advertisement for their limited time offer Ribs features a winged pigman as a spoof of the expression "when pigs fly". Of note is that he was actually driving a pickup truck, not flying; he explains that he's moving out of [[BasementDweller his mom's basement]] and needs the truck to carry his stuff.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* The Swine Apostle from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''.
* ''Anime/PorcoRosso''. He used to be human, but he became half-pig through some unexplained event. He essentially wants to quit humanity.
* In ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' Chihiro's parents were turned into pigs because they ate food left out for the spirits. Apparently Miyazaki likes pigs.
* ''Manga/AiToYuukiNoPigGirlTondeBuurin''. A MagicalGirl who transforms into a pig.
* And let's not forget Tesla from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' (his release that is).
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' had Ryouga, who turns into a pig at comically appropriate times.
* ''Words Worth''. Pig-men ''rapists''.
* The Orcs in ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}'' are pig-men with red skin. In one episode of NEXT, they were even cooked and served in a restaurant! Not that they taste good, mind you...
* In ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', part of the Shinryuuji Naga's line consists of four look-alikes for the main characters of ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest''. Naturally, Hakkai resembles a giant pig.
* Oolong from the ''Manga/DragonBall'' series.
** He comes from a village populated solely by pig people... and they're all just as perverted as he is.
* Pig-men are part of the Black King's troops in ''Manga/{{Drifters}}'', among other non-humans.
* Zampano the chimera from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', who looks human most of the time but can transform into a PigMan at will.
* The Male Orcs in ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'' are dragon quest style BoarMen, in contrast, the females are instead ALittleBitBeastly [[CuteMonsterGirl Cute Monster Girls]].

* [[http://www.snopes.com/photos/arts/family.asp A sculpture by Patricia Piccinini.]] Snopes has a pic of the sculpture, which is pure NightmareFuel.

[[folder:Asian Animation]]
* ''Animation/{{Dreamkix}}'' features an anthro pig named George as one of the main team's players.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''Pig'' is an Italian comic series about a man who has undergone some genetic experiment and as a consequence, turns into a pig-man with SuperStrength whenever he is sexually excited. The only way for him to turn back into a human is to have sex with a different woman every time.
* ''ComicBook/SpiderHam''. He's a spider who was bitten by a radioactive pig.
** Don't forget The Kingpig of crime.
** A borderline case at best, since the entire ''Spider-Ham'' universe is populated by [[FunnyAnimal Funny Animals]] -- there aren't any "humans" to speak of.
* Pig-Iron, of ''ComicBook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew'', used to be just a cute little anthromorphic pig until a magic meteorite knocked him into a vat of molten iron - now he's the hulking Pig of Steel.
* Jim Woodring's often-unsettling comic ''ComicBook/{{Frank}}'' has Manhog (described by his creator as a "lamentable father figure").
* Gilbert Shelton's UndergroundComics included the satirical superhero Wonder Warthog.
* Sir Porga, an uplifted pig, is a member of the Knights of Wundagore in the MarvelUniverse.
* GreenLantern has a heroic and villainous example in Kilowog and Larfleeze, respectively. Although neither of them explicitly look like a pig, the porcine appearance is there; Kilowog looking more like a domestic pig and Larfleeze looking more like a warthog. Though [[DependingOnTheArtist some artists]] make Larfleeze look more like a horse or a rat.
* [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Duckburg]] has quite a few pigmen, which seem to fall into two stereotypes: the sneaky villain and the gentle BigEater. Both are usually rich. Creator/CarlBarks revealed that, for the most part, pigmen were used when he wanted a generic villain. That didn't stop him from making them memorable... Porkman De Lardo, anyone? Interestingly enough, if the Mayor of Duckburg makes an appearance, he'd usually be a pig.
* While not an actual pigman, Creator/GrantMorrison introduced Professor Pyg to Franchise/{{Batman}}'s RoguesGallery, who wears an incredibly disturbing pig mask. Given his creator, the mask is the least disturbing aspect of the character.
* Pigs occasionally turn up as characters in ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo''. Gunichi, the mentor who originally sponsored Usagi to Lord Mifume, who deserted them at the Battle of Aichi Plain and whom Usagi later tracked down and killed, was a PigMan. There's also [[Franchise/ZatoIchi Zato-Ino,]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the Blind Swordspig.]]
* In Creator/ArtSpiegelman's ''ComicBook/{{Maus}}'' races of humans are being depicted as various species of anthropomorphic animals. Poles are depicted as pigs.
* Porker Lewis from ''[[ComicBook/{{SonictheComic}} Sonic the Comic]]'' who, interestingly enough, started off as a cute non-anthro pig and gained more human traits as the comic went on. Also of note, even after becoming taller and gaining clothes, he kept his pig trotter hands before the writers realized that, being the secondary tech genius of the group, he needed fingers.
* In the first volume of the Filipino comic ''Zsazsa Zaturnnah'', this is revealed to be the male form of the StrawFeminist, exclusively female, HumanAlien invaders. TheReveal comes when Zaturnnah forces the alien queen to swallow the magic stone that gives Zaturnnah her powers (and triggers a change in gender as well—Zaturnnah's alter ego is a gay man).

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* While not an actual Pig Man, Jigsaw from the ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' films does have a rather disturbing pig's head mask that he is sometimes shown wearing along with his sinister longcoat.
* ''Film/TimeBandits'': Evil turns Og into a half-pig half-man. Later [[BalefulPolymorph he turns him entirely into a pig]].
* The movie ''Film/{{Penelope}}'' is about a girl who is cursed with a pig's nose until she can find one who will love her as she is.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** Gamorreans are green-skinned pigmen who serve as {{Mooks}} for Jabba the Hutt. In the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, they're a violent, primitive people that gravitates towards being Mooks or guards (in other terms, [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs]] [[RecycledInSpace in SPAAAACE!]]). The ''ComicBook/XWingSeries'' introduces the pilot Voort "Piggy" saBinring, whose brain chemistry was tampered with, making him a calm GeniusBruiser (although he will revert to his basic instincts if critically wounded and/or someone tries to assassinate a higher officer during a briefing, as an unlucky brainwashed Twi'lek officer discovered). Also, according to WordOfGod, they are so primitive that even bribing them will not work in getting them to betray their boss, explaining why they are so popular to have as guards. The depiction of Gamorreans is somewhat inconsistent, with a few individuals being civilized enough operate in modern society, while most Gamorreans (especially on their homeworld Gamor) are completely tribal. Female Gamorreans are depicted as somewhat smarter and less innately aggressive than males, but still less intelligent than the average human.
** Of course, as a [[TheVerse 'verse]] with LoadsAndLoadsOfRaces, there are a few other at least somewhat piglike aliens out there (mostly just costumed extras in the films, but sometimes more detailed in the ExpandedUniverse), such as Snivvians and Ugnaughts. Whiphids are a borderline example in that they have tusks like warthogs; but they are much larger and hairier that warthogs, walk on two legs, and have faces more like those of horses.
* In ''Film/Legend1985'', Pox was a (humanoid) [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent goblin]] with a pig's head.
* This was the appearance of Those We Do Not Speak Of in M. Night. Shyamalin's ''Film/TheVillage'', which were really costumes created most likely with wild boar skins and other items.
* The villains of ''Squeal'' are three pig people that were result of a science experiment GoneHorriblyWrong.
* In ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie'', Rita and Zedd had a pig-like henchman named Mordent; oddly enough, this character never appeared in any of the series. According to an early draft, he is Goldar's second cousin, three times removed on his mother's side, visiting for the summer, but this was written out for the final draft. In any case, he seemed to play the same role as Squatt and Baboo did, a non-combative lickspittle.
* The [[Film/DeathstalkerSeries Deathstalker]] films love to recycle a particular shot of a pig-man contemplating eating a suckling pig.

* ''Literature/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau'' had some pigmen.
* In a way, ''Literature/AnimalFarm'' - but those were more like Manpigs (pigs who slowly became similar to men, walking on two paws, and wearing clothes).
* The hyperpigs in Creator/AlastairReynolds' ''Literature/RevelationSpace'' universe (including Sparver in ''The Prefect'', who's [[StealthPun a cop]]).
* In ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', a baby is so ugly he turns into a piglet. For such an ugly baby, he did make a rather handsome pig.
* The French scifi novel ''Le Père de nos Pères'' by Creator/BernardWerber (who also wrote the novel that "inspired" the movie ''WesternAnimation/{{Antz}}'') postulates a human-pig (or rather some sort of simian-boar) hybrid as the origin of humanity, Also, genetically modified pigs used for human organ transplant.
* ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' features Zhu Bajie/Cho Hakkai/Pigsy, who is notably the least virtuous of the heroes.
* The novel 'Pig Tales' by French author Marie Darrieussecq features a woman who turns into a pig-woman over the course of the book.
* Note that the title character of Paul Zindel's novel ''The Pigman'' is not an example, just an old man who collects porcelain pigs.
** Similarly, ''The Pig-Man'' in a short story This Troper studied at school defied the juvenile narrator's horrified expectations by turning out to be a man who ''raised'' pigs.
* William Hope Hodgson's novel ''Literature/TheHouseOnTheBorderland'' features an underground-dwelling tribe of monstrous pigmen as one of the sources of horror.
** For those who haven't read the novel: we don't actually ''know'' that they're a tribe, and it's hinted (for that horror-filled touch) that they're the lesser/younger versions of an evil PigMan ''god'' who turns up later in the novel, possibly as the primary antagonist. (It's a '''long''' story.)
* Literature/HarryPotter had a greedy, chubby cousin whom Hagrid cursed with a pig tail.
* The Discworld/{{Hogfather}}, Literature/{{Discworld}}'s Santa-figure, is mostly a jolly toymaker, but because he's mythologically descended from traditions of killing a wild boar to bring the summer back, there's still "a hint of hair and tusk".
** And, in Paul Kidby's illustrations, a ring through his nose.
* Quite literary in Literature/OryxAndCrake, where pigs are spliced with human DNA in order to create ultra-large pigs who grow multiple human organs that are used for transplants. Some of them even have some human brain tissue, which makes them viciously intelligent. Of course, ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime.
* A pig-man adventurer converses with Pookie and Spider in one of the short stories from ''[[Literature/MythAdventures Myth-Told Tales]]''. Presumably he's from a dimension where everyone is a pig-person, although his species and origin are never specified.
* In ''[[Literature/{{Nightside}} Paths Not Taken]]'', one member of Herne the Hunter's bestial entourage is a boar-headed ogre called Hob In Chains. Not only is Hob an example of this trope, but he's attended by a mob of dimwitted lesser pig-men, who are implied to have once been human.
* The "hyperpigs" of the ''Literature/RevelationSpaceSeries'' are a race of genetically modified pigs who were originally used as {{Walking Transplant}}s, though at some point scientists began to augment their intelligence; likely once their original purpose was made irrelevant [[{{Cyborg}} following advances in technology]]. Due to their tendency for muteness and poor intelligence, they form the criminal underclass of Chasm City. Even Scorpio, an intelligent pig crime lord, notes that he doesn't understand complex human interaction and cannot understand music. However, an intelligent hyper [[{{Pun}} pig cop]] appears in ''Literature/ThePrefect'', working as a data analyst for Yellowstone's Prefects.
* The Kanamit are described as looking like bipedal pigs in Creator/DamonKnight's short story "To Serve Man". ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' dropped this aspect in its adaptation because the crew couldn't find a non-silly way to show alien pigs.
* The Iberian Orcs of ''LightNovel/TheWeaknessOfBeatriceTheLevelCapHolySwordswoman''. They're three to four metres tall and nearly as wide, and are incredibly strong. Unlike many depictions, they are peaceful in nature, only killing in self-defense or to eat.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* 1976 TV film ''Beauty and the Beast'' has a boar-like version of the Beast played by George C. Scott (several classic illustrations of Literature/TheBeautyAndTheBeast show the Beast as a boar-man)
* ''Series/TheChronicle'' had a heroic hacker pigman. He was the consequence of government genetic manipulation.
* The Bauerschwein in ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' are Pig Men.
* In ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', Kramer walks into the wrong hospital room and believes he saw a pig man, but it turns out to be a mental patient with pig-like features. George says he wouldn't mind it if there were pig men walking around, since they'd make him look a lot more attractive, to which Jerry responds that there would be women out there with a fetish for pig men.
* In ''Series/{{Goosebumps}}'' episode "Squeal of Fortune", Jessica turns into a Pig Girl as punishment for scamming lemonade customers by making them pay hefty prices before she tried auctioning off the "last" glass of lemonade (which had a very addictive mix made by Carl, the man responsible for Jessica's transformation).
* Three times for ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** "The Talons of Weng-Chiang"
** "Aliens of London" - This one was a subversion, since [[spoiler:it turned out to be an ordinary pig that was messed with by the ''real'' aliens in order to make it walk on two legs. The Doctor is disgusted at what they did to the poor animal.]]
** "Daleks in Manhattan"/"Evolution of the Daleks" - The Daleks turn their captive humans into these and use them for manual labour. One of them is only partially converted and helps the good guys.
* Loquasto in ''Series/KrodMandoonAndTheFlamingSwordOfFire'' is a member of a race called Grobbles and has the nose, ears and tail of a pig. Not evil but terribly dimwitted.
* Tellarites in the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' universe. Not evil (in fact, along with the humans, Andorians and Vulcans they founded the Federation), but incredibly arrogant and argumentative. Thanks to their BlueAndOrangeMorality, they consider insults and blustering arrogance good manners, and find excessively "polite" behaviour somewhat offensive. The Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse expands on this to demonstrate that pride is a virtue to them, not a vice. In the Literature/StarfleetCorpsOfEngineers novels, Fabian Stevens insists he finds racist jokes about the Tellarite-pig resemblance tasteless, yet he seems to have an awfully large collection of them stored away in his mind. He would never accuse Tellarite team-member Tev of [[IncrediblyLamePun "hogging the glory"]], oh no...
* The Pudgy Pig was one of the earliest [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters Of The Week]] to oppose the ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''. (He looked like a large pigs head with arms and legs, wearing a Spartan helmet. And he [[VillainousGlutton had an unlimited appetite.]])
* The surgeons in the "Eye of the Beholder" episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959''. [[spoiler:The heroine is considered deformed because she doesn't look like this.]]
* One of the evil henchmen in ''Series/AceLightning''. Dumb as a sack of hammers, of course.
* On ''Series/{{SCTV}}'', Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas played brothers Carl and Fred, butchers and film editors, who had a fixation on head cheese, and had snoutish noses and a propensity to squeal when agitated.
* ''Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse'' has Doc Hogg, who is a good friend of the title character.
* Miss Piggy is a benign example. (Well, unless you make her angry.) Others on ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' include Captain Link and Dr. Strangepork, both from the "Pigs in Space" segment.
* ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory''
** The Piggy Man from ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryRoanoke Roanoke]]'' was a deserter of the LostColony Roanoke that tried to escape after stealing provisions. He was eventually caught by the colonists who, after he was scalped by the DragonInChief Scáthach, was forced to wear a pig's head over his own, had a pig's tail nailed to his tail-bone and was roasted alive on a spick as if he was a real pig. Due to the curse the Butcher and Scáthach placed on the grounds there, he manifests as a ghost that aggressively attacks any living person human being there on the property during the blood moon, never speaking but squealing like a pig. It is implied that he is only aggressive because his spirit is a slave to the Butcher's power, as he and her other victims are seen playing with the still living Flora Harris. In ''[[ShowWithinAShow My Roanoke Nightmare]]'', he is portrayed by Marti Matulis.
** The Piggy Man of urban legend is mentioned in the ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse Murder House]]'' episode "Piggy Piggy", revealed in ''Roanoke'' to have been a member of the Polk Family who, inspired by the Butcher and her bloody history, went to the Chicago State Fair in 1893 and massacred people in an identity homaging the Piggy Man spirit. Ironically, he died in an accidental circumstance where he was eaten alive by his own pigs.

* One of the title characters in the Tonio K song "Willy and the Pig Man": "Champion of the luckless, lunchless, faceless little folk. You and me, know what I mean?"
* Paul Gray of Music/{{Slipknot}} used this image with his early mask. His nickname was "The Pig".
* Several music videos of Jose Gonzalez include the same pig man character.
* Les Claypool of Music/{{Primus}}, as mentioned in the music videos section for the "Mr. Krinkle" song. But he's also known to wear a pig mask on occasion when performing live, especially if it's this particular song.

[[folder:Music Videos]]
* Music/TheRutles video for "Piggy In the Middle".
* Music/{{Primus}}' video for "Mr. Krinkle" features frontman Les Claypool playing the double bass in a pig mask.

[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* Kamapua'a, a demigod from Hawaiian mythology. He was rather a TricksterArchetype, and shared a (very) DestructiveRomance with [[PlayingWithFire Pele]]. Their BelligerentSexualTension almost destroyed both of them.
* In the legends describing Alexander the Great's India campaigns he and his men encounter a creature that is described as a humanoid boar creature not unlike a wereboar. They attempt to trap it by [[DistractedByTheSexy having a beautiful woman lure it into an ambush.]] However that plan goes pear-shaped when the boar-man takes off with the woman and eats her, forcing Alexander and his troops to chase it down and kill it with spears.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* The Proletariat Boar of Moldova, who wrestles at events hosted by Wrestling/{{Chikara}} and its derivatives.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** Before [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs were different]], the old-school Orcs had piglike features and tusks.
** Wereboars have been part of ''D&D'''s monster roster for decades.
** Devil swine, from [=CD&D=], are more obscure but have almost as long a history.
* The Farrow in [[TabletopGame/IronKingdoms the Iron Kingdoms setting]] are boar-men.
* TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Aliens leads off with the An Phar, who are a PigMan race with significant quirks (such as the social habit of bathing, individually and in groups, several times a day).
* ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' has [[UpliftedAnimal uplifted]] pigs as a playable character option. It's noted that their history with pre-transhumanism humanity can make things a bit... [[CarnivoreConfusion awkward]].

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/DukeNukem'', the LAPD is "mutated" into pigmen by the alien invaders, and renamed [[FunWithAcronyms LARD]]. [[TakeThat Subtle]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Manhunt}}''. The final boss is 'Piggsy', a psychopathic killer wearing a severed pig's head. [[{{Squick}} And nothing else.]]
* Jade's "uncle" Pey'j (pictured above) in ''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil'' is not only a heroic pigman, but a LargeHam.
* The main enemies from the first ''VideoGame/RocketKnightAdventures'' game are all pig-people.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'': Both Ganon and the [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Moblins]] fit this trope, though the latter [[DependingOnTheArtist though they flipflop between this]] and [[HalfHumanHybrids Bulldog Men]]. In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', Ganon [[OneWingedAngel deliberately overdoses on the Triforce of Power]], and becomes somewhat pig-like in appearance, though he has horns instead of tusks. In most games he becomes a boar-like creature, which seems to suit him fairly well. And while we don't see much of the Moblins in the games or their associated literature, when we do see them, they're generally engaged in plundering defenseless villages.
** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCdiGames Do you know what it means when you lose your last RUBY?]] [[VerbalTic *snort*]] Now you work for ME!
** Exactly how porcine Ganon looks tends to vary by medium; 2D games go for, basically, a super-sized trident-wielding Moblin look, while ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' can be best described as a giant hybrid lion-ape thing with a somewhat porcine face and huge tusks.
* The quillboars in ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' are a race of boar men. They also worship a gigantic boar.
* The Seeq of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2''.
* The first level of ''[[VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins Ghouls n' Ghosts]]'' has pigmen armed with pitchforks among the various enemies. If you stand directly below them, they will vomit on you.
* The Pigmasks of ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}''. They even grunt and squeal just like pigs! Used to [[NightmareFuel unnerving effect]] in the Chimera Lab.
** Porky/Pokey in general, though he's a pig ''boy'' and is clearly more boy than pig. It's obvious, though, that the developers tried to make him as piggish as possible ''without'' making him a full-on PigMan.
* ''VideoGame/VagrantStory'' has [[CallARabbitASmeerp Orcs]] that are absolutely pigmen, floppy ears and all. [[http://shrines.rpgclassics.com/psx/vs/enemy/orc.gif See here.]]
* ''Cyberswine'', which was about cop who was a machine-pig-human hybrid. It was based on a short-lived Australian comic book of the same name.
* ''VideoGame/EverQuestII'' has the Boarfiends, a race of pigmen created when the god Brell Serilis got just a little ''too'' drunk one night.
* Pigsy in ''VideoGame/EnslavedOdysseyToTheWest'' is not only fat, but he has a scope with pig-ears and a Grappling Hook arm in the shape of a pig hoof.
* ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' has the Zombie Pigmen, residents of The Nether (and the result of an ordinary pig being [[LightningCanDoAnything struck by lightning]]). Unlike regular Zombies, Zombie Pigmen will not attack you without provocation. The game's creator plans to add regular Pigmen in a future update, and actually designed their character model quite a while ago.
* The Pig-Imps that appear in the later stages of ''VideoGame/RuleOfRose''. It appears that they are normal Imps that have strapped extra padding over their bodies and [[BodyHorror wear living pig heads as masks]].
* Creator/AkiraToriyama's [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orc]] monster design from the ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' series looks like an anthopomorphic, spear-wielding boar. It also bucks the "lowly minion" convention by usually being first encountered in mid-to-late game RandomEncounters, meaning just one could very easily mop the floor with starting or low-level characters.
* The Tom-Tom Gang from the ''VideoGame/{{Blinx}}'' series.
* Going with the theme that ''VideoGame/AmnesiaAMachineForPigs'' sets, the {{mooks}}, from lowly to elite, are all this. Given a truly horrific justification: [[spoiler:the titular NightmarishFactory is using unearthly alchemy and twisted surgery to fuse human captives and pigs together into a viciously child-like species to replace humanity through industrialized HumanSacrifice.]]
* Edgar Oinkie of ''VideoGame/AnarchyReigns'' is a fat man (albeit [[{{Acrofatic}} a surprisingly agile one]]) who wears a mask with a pig snout and [[PungeonMaster makes a lot of pig-related puns]].
* Pigma Dengar from the ''VideoGame/StarFox'' series.
* [[PlayingWithFire Pignite]], [[BareFistedMonk Emboar]] and [[PsychicPowers Grumpig]] from ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}'' all qualify.
* Hoggus, some kind of MadArtist Ghost Pig from ''VideoGame/WarioLand4''.
* Mr. Hoggish the hot dog salesman from ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', and Midbus from ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory''.
* Troff from ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', and the Tutorial Pig from ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns''.
* Wizpig, the BigBad of ''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing'', is a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot giant alien Pig Man sorcerer]], and ''boy'' [[ThatOneBoss is he fast!]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Startopia}}'''s Salt Hog race are all pig people.
* The Orcs from VideoGame/GoldenSun are Pig men.
* In the survival game ''VideoGame/DontStarve'', they are simply known as "pigs" in-game. They live in pig houses or villages and a pig king that rules them. You can befriend one by giving them meat. You can also trade with the pig king with grave dug objects in exchange for gold nuggets.
* Giant pigmen with boar heads called Orks are encountered in the Windward Forest halfway through ''Quest 64''. Their offspring, Ork Jrs., are encountered somewhat earlier.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** One racist in-game book describes [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs, aka the Orsimer]], as "Pig-children". They are really a race of [[OurElvesAreBetter Mer (elves)]] that were transformed when their patron spirit Trinimac was devoured by the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] Boethiah and reborn as the Daedric Prince Malacath. Aside from their bestial features, they have no relation to actual pigs.
** Ogrim are a [[GiantMook massive]] form of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]] that are as [[DumbMuscle dim-witted as they are strong]], and possess [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent generally reptilian traits]] including scales, horns, spikes. ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline Online]]'' adds some pig-like facial features to their mix.
* ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' has some friendly examples of this trope.
* In ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic 2'', Orcs are Pig Men
* Nork and Snork in the ''VideoGame/{{Tobal}}'' series.
* The Swine in ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'' are the result of attempts to summon demons by using pigs as bodily vessels. They are about [[BodyHorror as pleasant to look at]] [[ZombiePukeAttack and be around]] as you might expect.
* The Orcs in ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' are described as "the prolific product of a foolish experimental genetic mating of human and boar".
* Most of the [=NPCs=] you'll meet in ''VideoGame/FreezeME'' are pig men. Well, more like Pig {{Waddling Head}}s, but they are talking pigs. One of them, Piggleston, is a fully upright pig humanoid.
* Boarmen appears as rare, EliteMooks in ''VideoGame/TitanQuest'' as part of the army of monsters marching on Athens. They're both tall and broad, come in different colors (reddish, black and white) and are all considered champion monsters, attacking with GroundPound and sometimes [[ShockAndAwe Lightning]]. The first you encounter, Cepharis, is a boss you must kill to complete a quest in Delphi.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Ellen meets one in her [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2004-09-06 alternate universe dream.]]
* Squigley, a [[TheStoner stoner]] pig, is the only intelligent being so far shown in ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' who isn't human, isn't a spiritual being like God or Death, and (so far as we know) didn't become intelligent from being exposed to demonic power. His precise origins are uncertain, but it's worth noting that he becomes a true pig in the "[[AntiMagic reality zone]]."
* ''Future Pig'': The protagonist is this.
* In ''Webcomic/TheLegendOfLucy'', the title character is an anthropomorphic, bounty-hunting pig. Pigs are seemingly rare and Lucy is apparently one of the tamer ones.
* ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'': We meet an [[GiantMook earth demon]] [[note]]which tend to resemble large land mammals and possibly dinosaurs[[/note]] named Sahne who looks like a 12ft horned boar huminoid but unlike most examples is both female and heroic, and in [[http://raizy.deviantart.com/art/Commission-Demon-Lineup-340198851 this]] art commission we see another earth demon who looks even more boar-like ([[AmazingTechnicolorWildlife green fur]] notwithstanding) due to his digitigrade legs and hooves.
* ''Webcomic/ChampionsOfFaraus'' has Boarben, a race of boar people.They seem to be about as tall-or shorter possibly,than dwarves.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Literature/TailsOfFame'' has Seamus Osgranov, a corpulent anthropomorphic pig and one of the story's main villains.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/PiggsburgPigs'', an entire city of anthropomorphic pigs.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': [=ManBearPig=].
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Chief Wiggum is pig-like in appearance, and was shown as a pig in two episodes: A ''Treehouse of Horror'' and a ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' parody. He complains that Sideshow Bob actually called him 'Chief Piggum' at one point.
** When he finally get the joke, he actually find it funny and when sprayed with mace in another episode, he actually screams "Ow, my snout! My beautiful snout!".
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'': [[PunnyName Pigfoot]]. And Bloaty the Pizza Hog.
** And let's not forget [[OddJobGods the Shadowhog]]. Seems Jhonen Vasquez really likes pigs.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'': Bebop, the half-warthog dimwitted henchman of the old cartoon.
** Also, in the first cartoon appearance of ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo, he is seen fighting off some samurai pigs.
* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'': [[CorruptHick Hoggish Greedly]] has a porcine nose and very sharp fangs, [[PungeonMaster makes loads of pig-related puns]], and he even snorts! This is just to make it more obvious that he's a [[CorruptCorporateExecutive corrupt industrialist]], because he's really a normal human.
* Porky Pig of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''. Notably, Porky is the only long-running WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes animal character who doesn't ever 'play' an animal - if he's in a barnyard setting, he owns the farm. He often interacts in a world of humans as a peer.
** Same with Hamton from ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''.
* Circe from ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' is an evil pig witch, whom, like her Myth/ClassicalMythology counterpart, likes to turn her enemies into pigs. At the end of the episode she was in, [[spoiler:she is tricked into [[FurryConfusion becoming a pig herself.]]]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' - Krieger created a pig-man hybrid. We never saw it; just saw Krieger gunning him down.
* The [[WesternAnimation/CatDog Peter Hannan Productions]] VanityPlate shows a pig man dressed as a cowboy.
* Sometimes appear on ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife''. A recurring character is a pig-woman named Tammy, with a Southern accent.
** Another episode featured Rocko complaining about how his house has gotten to TrashOfTheTitans levels, comparing his house to a pigsty. A blue pig angrily asks (in a New Jersey accent) "You got a problem with that?!" before being kicked out of the house by Rocko.
** In the grocery-shopping episode, [[CarnivoreConfusion a pig butcher]] named [[ShoutOut Marty]] is lamenting how lonely he is.
** In the episode "No Pain No Gain," [[CelebrityStar Richard Simmons]] is [[InksuitActor animated as one of these]], and teaches an aerobics class at the health club Rocko and Heffer are trying to get into.
* Hawgtie, a minor member of Tex Hex's gang in ''WesternAnimation/{{Bravestarr}}''.
* Odd variation in ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' with Pigleg, a quasi-villainous man with a fully-formed pig as a leg. He has a big collection of pig figurines because he once said he liked pigs, and friends and associates stared buying them as gifts - it just kind of snowballed.
* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' has [[PunnyName Jean]] [[BilingualBonus Bon]], a good-natured pig man who owns a diner. Courage spends most of the episode wrongly (for once) believing that Jean Bon is dangerous. [[spoiler:His wife on the other hand is a different story, if her saying she wants to "sink [her] teeth into that cute little dog" is any clue.]]
* Hamilton in ''WesternAnimation/MaggieAndTheFerociousBeast'' is a kind and slightly neurotic pig man who ''loves'' to cook.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* There is a place called The Devil's Washbowl in Vermont, that, not only has bizarre weather (it's warm year round), but is also the supposed habitat of the Pig Man.
* Wiki/TheOtherWiki tells us of the legends of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig-faced_women pig-faced women]], whose existence was believed as late as the early 19th century. In the typical versions of the story, a pig-faced woman is depicted as an otherwise fair, gentle and intelligent lady who happens to have been born with the head and voice of a pig, and thus can find no suitor.
* According to UsefulNotes/NewJersey urban legend, Roycefield Road in Hillsborough is frequented by an [[AnAxeToGrind axe-wielding]] woman with the face of a pig, who will attack anybody that calls out her name.