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->'''Fry''': So, who's that weird-looking guy?\\
'''Bender''': That's a human.\\
'''Fry''': What's he do?\\
'''Bender''': Eh, the usual human stuff. He laughs, he learns, he loves.\\
'''Fry''': [[HypocriticalHumor Boring!]]
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' - "I, Roommate"

Much like the TokenNonhuman, with a slight twist; in this case, almost the entire cast consists of non-humans, leaving only a single Token Human to round things out. He (or less commonly she) will be among a cast of RubberForeheadAliens, [[RobotBuddy Robot Buddies]], StarfishAliens or other, similar beings. Sometimes, the cast will have to make allowances for their Token Human friend's [[PunyEarthlings human failings]]; at other times, some human ability (such as the ability to reach the top shelf, or to immerse oneself in water safely, or simply an immunity to a deadly alien poison) will come in very handy at some point in the plot. These characters often tend to be TheHero (fantastic variant of AllAmericanFace) or TheScrappy. (or in particularly bad cases, both) Sometimes they're only AmbiguouslyHuman.

Generally results from the fact that MostWritersAreHuman.

If they're in a FiveManBand, it's probably a FiveTokenBand.

See also FantasticSapientSpeciesTropes and NotQuiteHuman. Compare and contrast TokenNonhuman and TokenMinority, as the situation in these universes is more or less the same as those tropes would be in ours. May or may not be an UnfazedEveryman, depending on how they react to their circumstances. If the nonhumans are animal-like, may be a case of LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy. Tends to be either TheLoad or a BadassNormal

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime And Manga]]
* In ''Anime/BloodPlus'', FrenchJerk Van is this in Diva's FiveBadBand.
* ''Manga/ShirokumaCafe'' has Sasako, the cafe's sole waitress and Mr. Handa, the zookeeper. The cafe is run by a polar bear and the zoo employs the majority of the cafe's animal patrons.
* This is half the premise of ''RosarioToVampire''[[note]]the other half being UnwantedHarem[[/note]]: A human gets enrolled in a school for monsters (Although they are {{Cute Monster Girl}}s).
** Though Tsukune's been getting less human as time goes by...
* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Sensei/Modern Lit]] is the only significant human in {{Upotte}}. All the other characters are anthropomorphized guns.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': In Greed[[spoiler:ling]]'s gang, [[spoiler:Edward]] is the sole full-on human, a fact he complains about on occasion.
* The Japanese exclusive Animal Crossing anime movie, in which the main character, like in the games is the only human.
* In the Buu saga of DragonBallZ, Videl can be seen as this, considering the all the other most prominent characters are either aliens or HalfHumanHybrids.
* A downplayed example in ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'', where among the 24 named Special Duty Section Six members only nine of them are human, with four of them being not mages. The 15 non-human characters are nine {{Artificial Human}}s (two [[CloningBlues Clones]], four [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot magical living programs]] and three {{Empathic Weapon}}s in human form), five {{Cyborg}}s and an [[TechnicallyLivingZombie Eclipse Driver]]. And then they add six to twelve heroic MechaMooks to the section.
** If you count {{Human Alien}}s as non-humans, Nanoha and Hayate would be the only humans from Earth. Funny enough, ''they'' are the foreigners since the setting is mostly on Mid-Childa or elsewhere outside from Earth.
** The trope is inverted if you look the Special Duty Section Six as a whole. They are actually more human members than non-humans.
** The Hückebein Family seem to have Sonica Lilian as the only non-Eclipse Driver.
** Hayate is the only real human of the Yagami family. The others are four living programs and two Unison Devices.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The BigBad of ''UsagiYojimbo'', Lord Hikiji, is the only human in the setting. He's only been shown unmasked once, right at the start of the series, and creator Stan Sakai has since said he regrets making him human. (Since that time, barring a couple of brief flashbacks where he turns up so heavily armored that his species cannot be discerned, the character has only been alluded to.)
* Rankorr of the [[ComicBook/GreenLantern Red Lanterns]] series is very much a Token Human -- the comic even openly declares "The first HUMAN Red Lantern!"
* ''ComicBook/AllGhoulsSchool'' is about Becca Norman, a human student attending an AllGhoulsSchool.
* Kamandi is about the last remaining human in a world of highly evolved animals. (The gritty reboot "Kamandi at Earth's End" does not apply here)
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* The only major character to not be an Ultra/Ultra Host or alien in ''Ultraman Moedari'' is the reporter Anna.
* {{Discussed|Trope}} in ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm''. [[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix]] gets summoned to [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Equestria]], and becomes the first human to have ever laid feet on Ponyville. Twilight assures him this is an honor; Phoenix... doesn't think so.
-->'''Phoenix:''' I've never felt like such a minority in my life!
* '''Many''' ''Humans in [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Equestria]]'' fanfics.
** ''FanFic/AVoiceAmongTheStrangers'' token human is Jessica, a Filipino mix that got sucked into Equestria by a book. She also doesn't understand the language at first.
* ''Fanfic/BaitAndSwitchSTO'': The USS ''Bajor's'' command staff contains only one human, the chief medical officer Warragul Wirrpanda, and he's not even from Earth. The rest of the command crew are two Bajorans (captain and ops officer), two Andorians (first officer and chief engineer), a Trill (science officer), and a Pe'khdar (security chief).
* {{Justified}} with Lieutenant Commander Jaleh Khoroushi from "Fanfic/AenrhienVailiuri". She's a human Starfleet officer serving aboard a Romulan Republic ship as a liaison officer, and is explicitly the only human on the entire ship.
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[[folder:Film, Animated]]
* Christopher Robin in ''Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh''.
* ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'' has Jim and his mom.
* Ginormica in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'' counts as both a monster and a human. (As does Dr. Cockroach, although he's closer to the monster side of the scale.)
* [[CheerfulChild Boo]] from ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc''.
* Edmund and his family (who are live-action humans) from ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'', especially if you consider that the city nearest their farm is populated entirely by cartoon animals...
* Cale, Akima and Korso from ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'', which seems like a bit much to count if it weren't for the fact that humans are almost extinct thanks to Earth getting [[EarthShatteringKaboom literally blown up.]]
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[[folder:Film, Live Action]]
* In ''Franchise/StarWars'', Count Dooku is the only notable human in the Confederacy of Independent Systems (along with the AmbiguouslyHuman Asajj Ventress). He's also its [[HumansAreLeaders leader]].
* Peter Quill in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' is the only human out of the team of aliens. [[spoiler: Subverted in that he turns out to be only '''half'''-human.]]
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Several times by Creator/CJCherryh:
** Tully in the the ''Literature/ChanurNovels''. Not only is he a Token Human, but he's a non-viewpoint secondary character with hardly any dialogue. In spite of all that, though, his presence is the catalyst which drives the story.
** Bren Cammeron from the ''Literature/{{Foreigner}}'' series. Being a diplomat who's the only human allowed off the human enclave of Mospheira, he spends most of his time in the company of the alien ''atevi''.
* Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''{{Spellsinger}}'' novels have only two ([[spoiler: three, if you count the Son of Spellsinger]]) major human characters, including TheHero Jon Tom. All others are anthropomorphic animals.
* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', once Boromir dies, Aragorn is the token human of the fellowship.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* John Crichton in ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. Though it eventually turns out that the [[spoiler: Peacekeepers evolved from TransplantedHumans]]
* Stephanie from ''LazyTown''. She's the only human child, and the only female human, even though her uncle and every other townsperson is a puppet. The other two humans are the hero and the villain. Extra points for being the new kid, totally unfamiliar with the puppets' weird ways.
* Every now and then, ''Series/DoctorWho'' has a situation like this.
** At one point, the Team TARDIS was three {{Human Alien}}s and Tegan, a human from Australia.
** There's also the Paternoster Gang, a crime-fighting team in Victorian London that comprises of Madame Vastra (a [[LizardFolk Silurian]]), Jenny (her human maid and wife), and Strax (a Sontaran), with the Doctor occasionally joining them as well.
* Mike/Joel on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', not counting the various crazy people sending him movies. They both spend most of their time surrounded by [[AIIsACrapshoot highly neurotic]] [[RobotBuddy robot "friends"]], occasionally leading to jokes (typically in the host segments) about the 'bots not understanding a human custom or vice-versa.
* ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' usually had one human guest and all muppets otherwise, though some muppets are human-like muppets.
* Every so often, the cast of ''BeingHuman'' picks up one. They tend to not last, though. The most prominent would be Nina (until she is turned into a werewolf) and Lucy (until she [[spoiler:was murdered]])
* ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'': Gai Ikari is the token Earthling in a group of HumanAlien SpacePirates.
* ''Series/TeenWolf'': Stiles is this as of season 4 (not counting the adults), after the [[spoiler:death of Allison and the reveal that Lydia is a Banshee]].
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[[folder:Music]]
* For a while, Mr. Reed was the only "human" member of Music/SteamPoweredGiraffe, until the addition of drummer Sam Luke and sound engineer Steve Negrete.
** Following the recent departure of Mr. Reed and drummer Matt Smith, Steve Negrete now fills this role. (The jury's still out on the [[AmbiguouslyHuman Walter Girls]].)
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Can happen in about any fantasy/sci-fi roleplaying game where humans are only one of the playable races.
* The ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh TCG'' have Bladefender and Flowerknight, two of the monsters among the ranks of the Sylvans. The Sylvans are nature spirits taking the form of plantlife (or in the case of their strongest monsters, plant/animal hybrids). Bladefender and Flowerknight are exceptions to this, being completely human in appearance, instead wearing clothing and weaponry made of flowers and leaves. Despite this they are still classified as plants, meaning they're not actually human, despite looking the part.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* While all the characters mostly look human in appearance, Claude is the only actual human on the team in Star Ocean 2.
* Mike in ''VideoGame/DrawnToLife''. [[spoiler:There's a [[DyingDream horrible]] [[DreamApocalypse horrible]] reason for this.]]
* The player in ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon''. While not exactly a human at the moment, you were in the future, before you transformed, and are the only human even mentioned.
** Averted in In ''Gates to Infinity''; [[spoiler: other humans turned Pokémon were mentioned but were never interacted with and were only seen as balls of light returning home, having failed the same mission you were summoned for.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' has [[VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards Ado and Adeleine.]]
** Subverted with [[TheDragon Customer Service]] from ''Anime/KirbyOfTheStars'' where it's revealed in the show's final episode that he is actually the same height as Kirby.
* BB Hood in ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}''. Strangely enough, despite being the only human in a game full of [[MonsterMash bona fide monsters]], she's arguably the most [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters monstrous one]] of them all.
* The player(s) in ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing''. (In Fanfic/TheTerribleSecretOfAnimalCrossing, however...)
* Neo Cortex and the other scientists in ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot.''
* ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo-Kazooie]]''
** Rubee the snake charmer in the first game.
** Humba Wumba, Blackeye, and Sabreman in Banjo-Tooie.
* Karn in the first ''VideoGame/BreathOfFire'' game. The protagonist comes closest in ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireII'' but is at least half-dragon.
** ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV'' averts this, as there are no humans in the player's party. The protagonist looks like a human but is actually [[spoiler:the second half of an ancient dragon god]] and the others being a wyndian, woren, sentient armor, anthropomorphic dog and a humanoid with kitsune-like features.
* Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik in the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series until ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' (except for [[VideoGame/TailsSkyPatrol Wendy Witchcart]]). Even now, Eggman continues to be the only human main character.
* The player character in ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'', the only human at a school for... sapient birds.
--->'''Yuuya (paraphrased):''' You stand out like a poppy in a field of rye.
* Dr. Cain in ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series is one of the very few "living" humans shown in-game.
** For a franchise where robots and their effect on human society is a major theme, many of the series in the ''Franchise/MegaMan'' franchise are pretty sparse on humans. ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' classic only has Dr. Light and Dr. Wily, with Dr. Cossack and Kalinka only playing a major role in a single game, and ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' has Ciel [[spoiler: and series BigBad Dr. Weil, though he's barely human by the time he's introduced]], though ''Zero 4'' eventually introduces an entire convoy full of humans to the cast.
* Barbara and her sisters in ''VideoGame/RaymanLegends''.
* The [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove massively underrated]] ''Aarklash Legacy'' from Cyanide Studios, features a RagtagBunchOfMisfits, and nearly all of them are monsters and fantastical creatures. The party includes, but is not limited to, a velociraptor/kangaroo cyborg mutant lady, a rat-worshipping goblin GentlemanThief, a psychotic cannon-wielding dwarf, a Caribbean Orc wise-man healer, and a Lich. The only exception is the leader of the party, Nella, a human HotWitch.
* Possibly the case in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX''. Zidane is a [[spoiler:genoms]], Vivi is a Black Mage, an artificial life form, Garnet is a [[spoiler:Summoner]], Freya is a Burmecian, Quina is a Qu, and Eiko is a Summoner. Amarant is never said to be non-human, but he has blue skin and rather strange hair, and there are plenty of unnamed but clearly non-human races around in world in the form of [=NPC=]s. It's possible that Steiner is the only outright human in the group.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Vegeta in ''WebAnimation/{{Ducktalez}}'', as he's the only HumanAlien in a Newgrounds cartoon where everyone else in the main cast is a duck.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/HannaIsNotABoysName'', Lamont and Worth are basically the only normal humans.
* ''Webcomic/FurthiaHigh'': Not only the sole human in the cast but possibly ''the sole human in the world''.
* Tip, token human of ''Webcomic/SkinHorse,'' is just as eccentric as his friends, being a WholesomeCrossdresser. Though the rest of the team consists of a transgenic superdog, a crazy zombie, a clockwork killer robot, a swarm of bees, and a helicopter with a human brain in a jar.
* Billy the Bell Suit Diver from ''[[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Squiddles]]''.
* Crack Stuntman from ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''.
* Hannah Teal of Webcomic/{{RankAmateur}}, although WordOfGod says another human will appear later, a Security Forces operative called Liam Jericho.
* Emmit the shuttle pilot in ''Webcomic/StationV3''.
* At first glance, Francis Fennec in ''WebComic/KevinAndKell'' looks like this, the only human in a world of {{Funny Animal}}s. The truth is a lot more complicated. [[spoiler: In the first place, Francis was born a FunnyAnimal as well, albeit of indeterminate species, and spontaneously turned human later. And the other thing is, Domain is the parallel dimension of the human world. Francis's mother Danielle originated from there and turned into a FunnyAnimal when she crossed the portal into Domain. It's strongly implied that, despite genetically being a rabbit, Danielle's origins as a human enabled Francis to become a human. The implications are not lost on Lindesfarne, another former human.]]
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Megan's the only human around for miles in ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'', and even lives in AnotherDimension.
** In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'', two other humans from her world were added, Molly and [[TheOneGuy Danny]].
** Averted in the G4 Reboot ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Friendship Is Magic]]''. They have been alluded too (Such as with Groucho Glasses), but the show's producer even ''went on record'' stating that humans will never be put in the show.
*** Of course, turning the ponies ''into'' [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls humans]], and having them travel to a "human universe" is entirely different.
* There were two in ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'', Kevin the squire and Princess Calla.
** Also the BigBad, Duke Igthorn, whose castle is otherwise inhabited by ogres.
* Christopher Robin in ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh''.
** Likewise, Darby in ''WesternAnimation/MyFriendsTiggerAndPooh''.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' has Mermaidman and Barnacleboy. (Not counting the human characters in TheMovie) Why are they the size of fish? [[FridgeBrilliance Well, Mermaidman has a shrink ray, doesn't he?]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' has the AuthorAvatar.
* Adam Lyon from ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey''.
* Mac, Frankie, and Madame Foster are the only three humans who frequent WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends. Goo shows up occasionally.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' stars [[KidHero Finn]] [[SpeciesSurname the Human]], who may or may not be the [[LastOfHisKind last real human]] in the world of strange fantasy/sci-fi creatures (some of which are descended from humans, according to WordOfGod). [[spoiler:[[WasOnceAMan The Ice King]]]] used to be human, though, while [[VampireMonarch Marceline]] may have originally been a HalfHumanHybrid. [[YouNoTakeCandle Susan Strong]] is [[AmbiguouslyHuman possibly human]], but this is unconfirmed (though only Finn knows for sure).
* Eddie in ''WesternAnimation/LloydInSpace''.
* Ranger Woodlore from the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts.
* Doyle and Aimee are the only human students in ''WesternAnimation/GalaxyHigh''.
* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''. The only other human shaped character is Heloise, [[AmbiguouslyHuman and the fandom wonders...]]
* Carl from ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce''...who interesting enough is the neighbor of the Aqua Teens.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'', Buzz is AmbiguouslyHuman (the top of his head is never uncovered and his planet of origin never revealed), but his three teammates are clearly not human at all.
* Chiro from ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo'' is the only human member of the Hyperforce.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' always have a couple of these, at least in stories set on Earth. Spike and Sparkplug in the original series, ''Buster'' and Sparkplug in the Marvel comic, Sari and Isaac Sumdac in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', [[HalfHumanHybrid although Sari isn't entirely human]]. Jack, Miko, and Raf in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', though Agent Fowler was first, and eventually Jack's mom joins in on the secret.
** Beast Wars and Beast Machines are the only Transformer series' not to have human companions (there are proto humans in Wars, but they rarely show up).
* Elisa from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' for a time until other human characters become engraved in the story.
* [[BadassNormal Robin]] is the only vanilla human member of the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''. Cyborg and Beast Boy ''started'' as humans, but nowadays the former is, well, a cyborg and the latter is a green-skinned shapeshifting mutant. Raven is half-human, half demon lord, and Starfire is a flat-out alien.
* Blythe Baxter from ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012''.
* The forest ranger and his family in ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'', who were the original owners of Bruu, though not long after the humans were phased out entirely. Though since they never actually interacted with the anthropomorphic animals they may not count for this trope.
* Although not the token human among the main set of characters, Margaret's father among her family in ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow''.
* ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa'' is the only human on the RV, though most of the kids he helps are also humans.
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