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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''': Boring!
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' - "[[Recap/FuturamaS1E3IRoommate 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, {{Robot Budd|y}}ies, 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 TheLoad (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. On the SlidingScaleOfAnimalCast, works featuring a Token Human fall on level 4 or 3, depending on whether the human is the protagonist or not. Tends to be either TheLoad or a BadassNormal.



[[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 ''Manga/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 ''Manga/{{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 ''Anime/AnimalCrossing'' anime movie, in which the main character, like in the games is the only human. Though there is another human character that pops up, humans are still vastly outnumbered.
* 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. There 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.
** And finally, regarding Nanoha, Fate, and Vivio as the Takamachi family, only Nanoha is the normal human, with Fate and Vivio being clones.
* In ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'': Ms. Smith is the only major recurring female character who isn't a monster girl.
* ''Anime/KemonoFriends'' is populated entirely by LittleBitBeastly animal girls...and a single human character on a QuestForIdentity. [[spoiler:The story later introduces a second human, but only via video journal entries left behind on the RobotBuddy.]]
* ''Manga/UQHolder'' has Shinobu Yuuki, the only mortal human working at Fairyland Hall (a hot spring resort staffed by and catering to various immortals, demons, and {{Demi Human}}s). She got the job because she happened to be friends with the boss' adopted son.
* Kuwabura is this of Team Urameshi in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''. Once it's later revealed that [[spoiler: Yusuke is a descendant of a demon and is therefore half-demon himself]], Kuwabura is indeed the only true human of the team. In fact, this was one of the main reasons he was [[PutOnABus Put on a Bus]] in the final season.
* Kobayashi from ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' is the only human in her household, the other two ([[spoiler:later three]]) are all shapeshifting dragons.
* Chris Thorndyke became this in the second series (third season outside of Japan) of ''Anime/SonicX'', which had Sonic and his friends visiting planets populated (for the most part) by non-human aliens, and left the human cast from the first series behind (with the exception of Chris and Dr. Eggman). To the fandom's relief, this season also [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap made Chris more bearable]].

[[folder:Audio Plays]]
* In ''AudioPlay/{{Starboard}}'' the hero Reginald Barrington is the sole human member of the crew of the outlaw ship Taranau, and indeed had to betray Mankind's oppressive, xenophobic stellar kingdom to join the pirates.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The BigBad of ''ComicBook/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!" Of course, after [[spoiler:Guy Gardner]]'s admittance into the corps, this is no longer the case.
* ''ComicBook/AllGhoulsSchool'' is about Becca Norman, a human student attending an AllGhoulsSchool.
* ''ComicBook/{{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)
* ''ComicBook/TheUltimates2015'': PlayedWith. While most of the team is technically biologically human, ComicBook/BlackPanther is the only one who could reasonably be called human.
* In Tom King's ''ComicBook/OmegaMen'', Kyle Rayner takes on this role, since the comic is set in the Vega system light years away from Earth.
* IDW's ''{{Franchise/Transformers}}'' comics have Verity Carlo develop into this. As the relationship between the Autobots and Earth is strained, she remains totally supportive of them and effectively becomes an Autobot in all but name. [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]], as its implied she does this because of her DarkAndTroubledPast; she sees the Autobots as basically being the family she never had growing up, and seems to identify with Transformers more than she does with other humans.

[[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''' ''Human in [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Equestria]]'' fanfics.
** Many authors, when creating these types of stories, like to include something unique to distinguish their idea from other [=HiE=] fics. For instance, FanFic/TheNonBronyverse features a token human who does not want to be in Equestria[[note]]he punches Princess Celestia in the very first chapter[[/note]] and in ''FanFic/MyFamilyAndOtherEquestrians'' the protagonist, along with his family, are transported to Equestria.
** ''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|Trope}} 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.
* Flynn from ''Fanfic/TheQueensConsort'' is the King of Thieves, Rapunzel's human husband and the only human member of Fey royalty as a result.

[[folder:Film -- Animated]]
* Christopher Robin in ''Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' is a human child who interacts with his LivingToys, who are all stuffed animals.
* [[CheerfulChild Boo]] from ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'' is a human child who ends up in a world inhabited by monsters.
* 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.)
* 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...
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}'': Tulip is the sole human at the stork run Cornerstore company. She's there because she was a baby that had to be adopted by the company when her homing beacon was accidentally destroyed. The company hires other types of birds, but they've got an otherwise strict no human policy.
* 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.]]
* ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'' has the protagonist Jim Hawkins and his mom in a cast of aliens.
* Penny in ''Disney/TheRescuers'' and Cody in ''Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder''.
* Anne-Marie in ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'', David in ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven2'', and Martha in ''An All Dogs Christmas Carol''.
* Roshan in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge''.

[[folder:Film -- Live Action]]
* 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.]]
* Liz Sheridan in ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' is the main team's only human (albeit with pyrokinetic powers) alongside a NobleDemon, a {{fish pe|ople}}rson, and (in the sequel) a ghost.
* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels, Count Dooku is the only notable human, as well as the main [[HumansAreLeaders leader]], in the Confederacy of Independent Systems (unless you count Asajj Ventress, descended from a HalfHumanHybrid lineage known as Dathomirians). Likewise, Mace Windu starts out as this on the Jedi Council until Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker join.
* Agent Moira [=MacTaggert=] is the only non-mutant ally of the X-Men in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' and ''Film/XMenApocalypse''.
* Nova, the orphan mute girl in the FiveManBand version of ''Film/WarForThePlanetOfTheApes''.

* 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 ''Literature/{{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.
* In ''Literature/LittleBear'' one of Little Bear's friends is a female girl while the others are talking animals.
* In some stories from ''Literature/TheJungleBook'', such as "Mowgli's Brothers", "Kaa's Hunting" and "Red Dog", Mowgli, the child RaisedByWolves, is the only human interacting with a cast of animals. In other stories, other humans (most notably the kindly woman Messua and the villainous hunter Buldeo) are also prominent characters.
* Dante is the one of two human characters in ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', with every other character either being a disembodied soul, an angel, or an infernal monster. The second human, UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}, only appears in the last hundred lines of the poem and Dante finds it hard to distinguish him from the rest of [[{{God}} the Trinity]].
* In ''Literature/ChakonaSpace'', humans, especially main characters, are very much in the minority in these stories. Though they are still a major fraction of the Federation's population.
** Captain Foster is the only human on the ''folly''. [[spoiler: His status as "Token human" is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the ongoing rewrite of [[http://www.furaffinity.net/view/25466283/ chapter 3.]]]]

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Every so often, the cast of ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}'' 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]])
* Every now and then, ''Series/DoctorWho'' has a situation like this.
** At one point, the Team TARDIS was three HumanAliens and Tegan, a human from Australia.
** There's also the Paternoster Gang, a crime-fighting team in Victorian London that comprises Madame Vastra (a [[LizardFolk Silurian]]), Jenny (her human maid and wife), and Strax (a Sontaran), with the Doctor occasionally joining them as well.
** In Series 10, there's [[TomboyishName Bill Potts]] accompanying the Doctor and Nardole, who is an unidentified species of HumanAlien ''and'' a {{cyborg}}.
* John Crichton in ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. Though it eventually turns out that the [[spoiler: Peacekeepers evolved from TransplantedHumans]]
* Stephanie from ''Series/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.
* Marilyn in ''Series/TheMunsters'' has the look of a beautiful human woman in a family of monsters. The running gag in the series is that her boyfriends don't know that and get scared when they meet the family and that her family thinks she's ugly. Nevertheless Marilyn looks human but is probably a vampire as she's the biological granddaughter of the Grandpa and the daugher of Lily's twin sister and is shown to have some of the vampiric behaviors of her kin.
* ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' usually had one human guest and all muppets otherwise, though some muppets are human-like muppets.
* 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/OdiseaBurbujas'': Profesor Memelovsky is the only human in the group alongisde a Toad, Bee, Lizard and Mouse.
* For most of the series run, Dave Lister in ''Series/RedDwarf'' was the only human character (and possibly the last human left alive) accompanied by a man who looks human but is a different species, a hologram simulation of a dead guy, a talking computer and a robot. Series VII brought in Kristine Kochanski, a human woman from another dimension and Series VIII resurrected a load of others but the status quo was [[StatusQuoIsGod later restored with no real explanation]].
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'':
** ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'': Gai Ikari is the token Earthling in a group of HumanAlien SpacePirates.
** Yamato Kazakiri, the red of ''Series/DoubutsuSentaiZyuohger'' is this, all the other members of his FiveManBand are PettingZooPeople with human forms. [[spoiler:Though this is slightly offset with the addition of Misao Mondo, another human, as the SixthRanger.]]
* ''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]].

* 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]].)

* Creator/{{Gottlieb}}'s ''Pinball/AsteroidAnnieAndTheAliens'' has the titular Annie playing space poker with a table full of tentacled, insectoid, scaled, furred, and otherwise non-human opponents.
* In ''VideoGame/PinballQuest,'' the King, the player, and the other citizens of the pinball realm resemble round metal balls. However, [[DamselInDistress Princess Ball]] looks like a human female. Whether she actually is a human or not is never specified.

[[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.
* Despite coming out in 1977, TabletopGame/CosmicEncoutner never got humans as a playable race until the 2008 edition.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series, human characters are far outnumbered by non-human characters.
* While all the characters mostly look human in appearance, Claude is the only actual human on the team in ''VideoGame/StarOcean2''.
* Mike in ''VideoGame/DrawnToLife''. [[spoiler:There's a [[DyingDream horrible]], [[DreamApocalypse horrible]] reason for this.]]
* ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'':
** The player is usually the only human ever mentioned, though you've been transformed into a Pokemon.
** Averted in In ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonGatesToInfinity''; [[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.]]
** Subverted in ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonRescueTeam''. It seems like the protagonist was Gardevoir's abusive trainer however it turns out that it was [[spoiler:Gengar]].
* ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'':
** Possibly Ado and Adeleine. It's never been confirmed if they're individuals or not. Ado seemingly was replace with Adeleine but they look near identical, so it's probable that "Ado" was only used because Adeleine's full name was too long for the screen.
** 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 LetsPlay/TheTerribleSecretOfAnimalCrossing, however...)
* Neo Cortex and the other scientists in ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'', as well as Papu Papu and the villagers from N. Sanity Island (who don't really appear much after the first game).
* ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie''
** Rubee the snake charmer in the first game. It's speculated that Mumbo Jumbo used to apply prior to Gruntilda cursing him with his current appearance.
** 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 Witchcart]]), when [[LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy many human characters were introduced]]. However, since ''VideoGame/SonicColors'', most Sonic games have been set out of Sonic's world, resulting in Eggman being the only human main character in them.
* 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.
* ''Franchise/MegaMan'':
** 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:genome]], 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.
* ''VideoGame/ScrapLand'' has Bill the human.
* The Black Baron from ''VideoGame/Sly3HonorAmongThieves'' appears to be the only human character in the entirety of the [[Franchise/SlyCooper Sly Cooper series]], which is populated by humanoid animals. The Baron's face is covered mostly by goggles and a mustache, however, making it hard to tell if he is truly human, but he resemble Yosemite Sam too closely to ignore. [[spoiler: In the end, this is averted, as it is revealed that the Black Baron is simply a disguise for Penelope, a mouse who was originally thought to be the Baron's mechanic, meaning the Black Baron was never actually a person.]]
* While it's implied that the world is inhabited by plenty of humans, the main character from ''{{Videogame/Undertale}}'' is the only one we are able to see during the entire game. Not counting the faceless ones that appear on the introduction, [[spoiler:the First Child or the human souls.]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'', Captain Brineybeard, Sally Stageplay, and Dr. Kahl are the only human bosses. Notably, none of them have transformations of their own (though Kahl has a giant robot and Brineybeard's ship turns into a monster). Baroness Von Bon Bon looks human, but can detach her head, throw it as a homing projectile and regrow it, and Hilda Berg seemingly starts off as a human before quickly inhaling and transforming into a blimp as the battle starts.
* Andi of ''Geometry Blaster'' is the only human protagonist in the ''VideoGame/BlasterSeries'' prior to 1999.

[[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.
* Depending on how you see it, David in ''WebAnimation/BattleForDreamIsland''. He is a stickman in a world where everyone else is an AnimateInanimateObject.

[[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]]''.
* Dr. Man is the only human doctor in Webcomic/AwfulHospital.
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': Though WordOfGod states all of the main characters (save The Cheat) are human, the recurring extra character Crack Stuntman is the only one who really looks like one.
* 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, who noted in her blog that it's entirely possible the same thing will happen to any children she may have. Thus far, her daughter's a hedgehog-bat hybrid.]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Zoophobia}}'', Cameron is the only human in a cast of shapeshifting animals and demons.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Downplayed, given [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons the setting]], but Percy de Rolo of ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'' is the only human among the half-elven, goliath, dragonborn, and gnomish members of Vox Machina. Taliesin even jokes about this in a Q&A session.

[[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]].
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' largely averts this:
** Humans themselves 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 - especially since those are the movies (and later web series), not the show.
** Sandbar fits the spirit of this, being the token ''pony'' of the [[FanNickname Student Six]] alongside a changeling, a yak, a dragon, a griffon, and a seapony/hippogriff.
* There were two in ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'', Kevin the page 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. Currently, Denny Clay and his son Russel are this in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'' as well.
** ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' and ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' 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.
* Lampshaded in ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' when Fishface mockingly calls Casey Jones the team's "obligatory human." In the show proper it was played straightest in season 1, where April was the main human on the side of good.
** Incidentally this has happened with the Foot Clan as the show went on. Many members were mutated, either as punishment by Shredder or as part of an accident, over the course of the show; Tiger Claw was apparently never human to begin with; and the main foot soldiers are robots. As of [[spoiler: Karai's mutation]], Shredder is the only human left.
* Jason, Michelle, and Grandmum are the only humans that appear in ''WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins''
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'': Although humans exist and some of them fight ghosts, they do so because they consider ghosts a threat to society. [[EvilAlbino Freakshow]] is the only human character to be a genuine villain who uses humans and ghosts in his evil schemes.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheOWCAFiles'' stars a team of AnimalSuperheroes consisting of a [[EverythingsBetterWithPlatypi platypus]], a macaw, a cat, a hyena, and [[RaisedByWolves a human who was raised by ocelots in his youth]].
* Professor Schneider in ''WesternAnimation/GravedaleHigh'' is the only human in an AllGhoulsSchool. This makes him victim of FantasticRacism from at least one other member of the faculty (Coach Cadaver), though his students and most other fellow professors come to accept him. His characters is esentially an [[AuthorAvatar avatar]] of his voice actor Creator/RickMoranis.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Babar}}'' has Madame, Babar's mentor and friend from the human world, moving into Celesteville a becoming a permanent resident and only recurrent character.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
** [[BadassNormal Connie Maheswaran]] and Steven's dad Greg are the only full humans that regularly associate with the Crystal Gems, with Connie eventually becoming an actual member of the team.
** Circumstances eventually cause [[spoiler:Lars]] to join a group of outcast Homeworld gems trying to make their way to Earth, though [[spoiler:by this point [[TouchedByVorlons Lars's biology wasn't entirely human]]]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': While most of the characters are either funny creatures or humanoids, there are a few axceptions:
** Carlton and Troy are both humans which are poorly animated. They study in a school where everyone else is human, and the people at the stadium audience can't move their body without a lot of effort. However, Sarah, an ice cream cone, used to study there too.
** Many live-action humans appear in videos.
** Kip, a news reporter, was a human from his first appearance on Season 3 until Season 5, where there was an entire episode about the news channel. It originally had a version where Kip, his make-up artist, the sports guy, and the Elmore University professor were all humans. However, the show creator did not like this version, so it only aired in Latin America and Africa, and the human characters were replaced, respectively, by a man made of newspapers, two different kinds of puppets, and a rat.
* ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears'':
** [[ChildProdigy Chloe Park]] was this of the primary cast until [[BadassAdorable Lucy]] and [[AmazonianBeauty Ranger Tabes]] joined them.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey'': Thanks to a clerical error involving a misspelled surname, Adam Lyon ends up attending a school filled with PettingZooPeople / [[TalkingAnimal talking animals]].