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[[caption-width-right:350:The touching story of [[ABoyAndHisX a boy and his]] {{Physical God}}dess girlfriend.]]

->''"She's the heart of the funfair\\
She's got me whistling her private tune\\
And it all begins where it ends\\
And she's all mine, my magic friend\\
She says: "Hello, you fool, I love you\\
Come on join the joyride.""''
-->-- '''Roxette''', "Joyride"

A genre of adolescent male WishFulfillment, which has become rather popular in recent years.

[[ThisLoserIsYou The hero]] is usually a geeky loser, [[UnluckyEverydude terribly unlucky at love]]. He is either unable to get a date at all, or has had his sensitive poet's heart broken by a cruel bitch who was only toying with his affections, forcing him to withdraw from all feminine companionship. Exactly how strongly this is exaggerated depends on the writers.

However, [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan because he is a genuinely good and kind person]], fate smiles upon him -- the perfect girl for him [[InnocentCohabitation enters his life]]. She is beautiful, kind, domestic, and utterly and eternally devoted to him. However, she's often not exactly ''human'' by most definitions -- she is a [[DivineDate Goddess]], a Demon, or a Vampire, or a Witch, or an Extraterrestrial, or an Angel, or a Robot, or a Ghost, or a virtual being born of an advanced computer program, or under a spell/curse, or an immortal sorceress, or [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot some combination of any or all of the above.]] Sometimes the term is just metaphorical, although this is usually used in a critical way implying she's too good to be true.

Of course the path of true love never runs smoothly (especially since she [[LoveYouAndEverybody loves you and everybody]]) but the pairing of dork and demigoddess runs into especially large bumps -- usually comedic ones. Despite this and his initial misgivings, though, [[TheDulcineaEffect true love blossoms for the once-hapless hero]]. May or may not include ClosetSublet.

Entries in this genre often come packed with generous quantities of {{Fanservice}}, but this is by no means mandatory. Sometimes it overlaps with UnwantedHarem, but requires more WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief, since her popularity is obvious.

In dramatic examples, Magical Girlfriends are ironic blessings. No matter how much she insists, she will [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon tend to give the guy an inferiority complex about himself]] and being unworthy. Conversely, Magical Girlfriends often feel they cause more problems than they solve, and the guy is just putting up with them due to niceness. Of course, [[LoveObstructingParents her family]] almost ''always'' gets involved; and rest assured they will get in the way as much as possible.

If the relationship actually works, it may become an InterspeciesRomance (assuming she does not become fully human, which sometimes happens).

Magical Girlfriend series show up in {{shonen}}, but seem to skyrocket in popularity within the {{seinen}} crowd. There are a couple of {{shojo}} series too, one being Creator/YuuWatase's {{Gender Flip}}ped Magical ''Boyfriend'' series ''Manga/AbsoluteBoyfriend'', another being Creator/NaokoTakeuchi's OrphanedSeries ''Toki Meca'', which replaces the couple with a RomanticTwoGirlFriendship.

Just as the {{Magical Girl}}s genre was inspired by ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'', it seems likely that both that show and ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'' are somewhere in the DNA of the Magical Girlfriend.

SubTrope of MuggleMageRomance. The MagicalGirlfriend might be a MagicalGirl, but the tropes shouldn't be confused. Compare and contrast with ManicPixieDreamGirl. See WellExcuseMePrincess for when the Magical Girlfriend wakes up to how much of a geeky loser her love interest is and begins calling him on it, and ActionGirlfriend if she's more action-oriented than magical. May overlap with BoyMeetsGhoul. See also DivineDate.

If you fancy writing one of your own, [[SoYouWantTo/WriteAMagicalGirlfriendSeries here's a guide]] to help you out.



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_x2MiJz-T0 An advert for Lynx bodyspray]] depicts angels falling from the sky due to being attracted to the scent of the guy's Lynx. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtbFvIlhinI A follow-up advert]] showed that he hooked up with one of them.

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* ''Manga/SazanEyes'': OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent becomes the undead servant/companion of a three-eyed demon with a SplitPersonality.
* Gender-flipped in Creator/YuuWatase's ''Manga/AbsoluteBoyfriend''. Average girl who has bad luck with boys ends up ordering a cybernetic boyfriend and now has to teach him everything about girls so she can pay off her debt to his creators.
* Pictured at the top of this page are [[UnluckyEverydude awkward, mistreated]] NiceGuy Keiichi Morisato and his Magical Girlfriend – [[FriendToAllLivingThings pure-hearted]] [[MagicalGirl wish-granting goddess]] Belldandy of ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' (or ''[[JustForPun Oh My Goddess!]]'', as the {{manga}} is called in the English world), who [[TropeCodifier fit every basic aspect of the Trope to a "T"]]. The passion of their relationship, the [[CharacterDevelopment depth of their characters (and the characters around them)]], and the emphasis on drama and [[FantasticComedy comedy]] [[DependingOnTheWriter depends on the incarnation]] – over the course of the [[LongRunners 25½-year run of the original manga (1988-2014)]], there was a 5-episode {{O|riginalVideoAnimation}}VA (1993-6), a [[TheMovie theatrical movie]], a two-season TV series (2004-2006) plus a few more [[NoExportForYou Japan-only]] OVA's to go with it.
** Skuld starts becoming one to Sentaro, and being with him makes her considerably more familiar with wielding her powers. ''She's'' the one trying to court ''him'', though.
* ''Manga/AILoveYou'', the first manga from Creator/KenAkamatsu (the creator of ''Manga/LoveHina'' and ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''), was a textbook example of this, with a [[LightningCanDoAnything lightning strike]] bringing a lonely geek's homebrew AI (which fit on a single floppy!) to life. The early chapters heavily played on the wish fulfillment, but later ones increasingly subvert it.
* One of the stranger takes on the genre occurs in ''LightNovel/{{Akikan}}'' - the girlfriend is a can of melon soda that transforms into a human girl.
* Gender-flipped in ''Manga/AkumaNaEros'', where Miu ends up dating Satan [[spoiler: and eventually becomes his wife]].
* ''Ashita Dorobou'' has an interesting variant of this trope. Straitlaced protagonist Kyouichi Miyasako, 30 years old, broke up with his quirky, free-spirited girlfriend Ashita Tendou way back in college, and has been haunted by regret ever since. Suddenly, with a UFO hanging in the sky over Tokyo, she returns to him, wearing the same maid costume she was wearing when he dumped her, and she hasn't aged a day. He tentatively accepts her back into his life, even though something feels off about the whole situation.
* Teased in ''Anime/TheBigO''. Reading between the lines, [[RobotMaid R Dorothy]] [[RobotGirl Waynewright]] carries a bit of a torch for protagonist Roger Smith. She leans much more {{Tsundere}} than the typical example, though, and for his part he's far more badass than most of the recipients of such attention. Ultimately subverted by the fact that he's largely oblivious to her affections and that [[spoiler: the world is mysteriously "rebooted.".]]
* ''Manga/BlackBird'' - GenderFlip: [[{{Youkai}} Tengu]] who falls in love with the mortal girl he has vowed to protect.
* ''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokurochan'', done mostly as a CrossesTheLineTwice parody of the genre.
* Gender-flipped and subverted in ''Anime/BrigadoonMarinAndMelan''. Marin is a HappilyAdopted HeartwarmingOrphan who falls in massive trouble when bionic machines called [[OurMonstersAreWeird Monomakia]] fall from [[AlienSky the sky reflecting another world]] and attack her for unknown reasons. Enter [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Melan Blue]], a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Gunswordsman monomakia]] that arrives to act as her protector. Subverted as Marin is only 13 [[ChildrenAreInnocent years old]] and Melan Blue is dedicated to [[ChasteHero his duty]] [[ObliviousToLove to protect Marin]], the [[FireForgedFriends duo]] [[BodyguardCrush fall]] [[PrecociousCrush slowly]] [[OfficialCouple for each other]] throughout the course of the series.
* ''LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties'': A geek living a quiet life in Okinawa one day encounters a CatGirl alien who's arrived to open relations with Earth, resulting in intergalactic intrigue and the geeky main character's home being turned into the "Catian" embassy.
* ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'': [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Ordinary Cram School Student]] finds a cute RobotGirl in the trash and takes her in. Hideki {{lampshade|Hanging}}s the trope in the second chapter. He could have written this page himself.
-->'''Hideki:''' "You hear about it all the time...a guy finds a NiceGirl, takes her home...''she's always'' cute of course...''then'' it turns out she's got some sort of special powers...and she falls madly in love with the guy!"
* One YuriGenre example can be found in the manga, ''Manga/CreoTheCrimsonCrises''. Within the {{manga}} the central pairing is between Suou, who initially starts out as an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent, and Creo, a MagicKnight demon [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princess]].
* ''LightNovel/DateALive'' is about an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent who [[GotVolunteered gets volunteered]] by a powerful organisation to romance the [[PersonOfMassDestruction immensely powerful and unpredictable]] [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Spirits]] because of his unexplained ability to "seal" their powers by kissing them. The whole point is to remove the "Magical" part of this trope so they aren't a threat anymore, though even when sealed they can still manifest many of their abilities so it's less BroughtDownToNormal and more being {{Nerf}}ed.
* ''Manga/DearS'': OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent becomes the master of a {{Human Alien|s}} slave.
* ''Anime/DragonautTheResonance'': Jin falls in love with Toa, who has the appearance of a girl, but is really a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot mecha alien space dragon.]]
* Done in a somewhat strange way in ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}''. The ordinary guy is a BackAlleyDoctor who loves all kind of weird and freaky stuff and the girlfriend is a [[HeadlessHorseman headless horsewoman]].
* ''Manga/DuskMaidenOfAmnesia'': Normal human boy falls in love with amnesiac ghost.
* ''Manga/ElementalGelade'': Human boy finds a cute girl [[GirlInABox sleeping in a box]] and she has the magical power to [[EquippableAlly turn into a weapon]]. She forms a contract with him and they set out on a journey to a mythical place.
* ''Manga/ElfenLied'' is arguably a deconstruction, with Lucy being more of a {{Dark Magical Girl}}friend. Lucy is a mutant who is found and taken in by ordinary guy Kohta and his cousin after she escapes from her prison. She certainly loves Kohta, but due to her [[BreakTheCutie traumatic childhood]] spent [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer bullied for being different]], [[PersonOfMassDestruction her magic]] is only good for [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds exterminating humans]]. On top of that, she suffers from a SplitPersonality which makes switch from cutesy to murderous constantly. Many wish-fulfillment elements common in the genre get flipped on their head or presented as creepy or unwholesome, as well.
* Played with in ''Anime/EurekaSeven'': Renton's love interest is… a strange girl with quite "magical" abilities who doesn't seem to understand common human sense. And has an unusual hair color too. However, while Eureka at first appears to be an angel, he learns rather quickly just how cold and ruthless she can be.
* Phryne of ''Anime/{{Fractale}}''.
* PlayedForDrama by the Fatimas of ''Manga/TheFiveStarStories'' - their beauty and loyalty are the result of hideous genetic experiments and brainwashing, they are treated as playthings by most people and the few that aren't brainwashed usually go insane because they're unable to cope with their lot in life.
* Alien BikerBabe Haruko from ''Anime/{{FLCL}}''. As the series director states in [[AllThereInTheManual supplemental materials]]: "People who are bullied don't need to put any effort into being bullied… effortless communication. The [[{{Meido}} maid-boom]] is like that too, right?… It's a dream for people like me. People who have to put effort into having a conversation with someone."
* Gender-flipped in ''Manga/FruitsBasket''. Tohru ends up living with and falling in love with a magical shape-shifting guy. Type-flipped too; Tohru has the personality of the Magical Girlfriend (albeit including StepfordSmiler tendencies), and the guy is an unlucky loser within the circles of people either of them notice.
* ''Manga/GirlsBravo'': A small, weak-willed, gynophobic boy who breaks out in hives whenever girls touch him winds up going to another world and coming back with a cute, petite-yet-busty girl with superpowers, an incredibly sweet personality, and a surprisingly strong attachment to the hero. Within moments his entire life is turned upside down and he's thrust into a great adventure.
* [[{{Parody}} Parodied mercilessly]] in ''Manga/GouDereBishoujoNagiharaSora'' which is {{iron|y}}ic since this trope is played straight in most of Minazuki's other works like ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty'' and ''Manga/WatashiNoMessiahSama''.
* ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' parodies the concept, since the girlfriend is no other than Nyarlathotep the Crawling Chaos of the Franchise/CthulhuMythos, and the male lead is a Lovecraft fan who knows exactly what that means (and thus is reluctant to trust her). The "dream girlfriend" part is open to interpretation, since she's a ManicPixieDreamGirl and LovableSexManiac on top of being a CosmicHorror, all of which grates on the male lead's sanity (though he does gradually warm up to her).
* ''Manga/HappyWorld'': TheProtagonist is the guy who receives all the bad luck in the world, and Heaven sends an Angel to protect this person and whoever he passes on the curse to. The protagonist eventually falls in love with the Angel sent to protect him.
* The titular character of ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' is, in effect, a Magical SheIsNotMyGirlfriend, and a inversion of the whole thing, as she epitomizes exactly what protagonist Kyon claims he ''doesn't'' want out of life. [[UnreliableNarrator It's quite likely he's lying to himself]]. As for Haruhi herself. [[LockedOutOfTheLoop She doesn't know she's magic]] (her thinking she is normal is one of the forces driving the plot). However, Kyon knows. It's even partly his fault [[spoiler:(without his actions [[ArcWords three years ago]] [[TimeyWimeyBall they would not have met]]).]]
* ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty'': Perverted OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent seeking to live a quiet life becomes the master of a robot angel that fell down from the sky.
* ''Anime/ImGonnaBeAnAngel'': Trainee angel falls in love with normal human guy and vows to become a full angel for him.
* ''LightNovel/{{Inukami}}'' has Keita and his magical girlfriend, Youko, a loving and clingy fox demon.
* Inuyasha and Kagome's relationship from ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' can be described as a {{Gender Flip}}ped version. She is an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent (albeit one who happens to be the reincarnation of a {{Miko}}), but he is a powerful [[HalfHumanHybrid half-demon]].
* Mai from ''Manga/ItsudatteMySanta''. She possess magic powers (although she's an IneptMage) and falls in love with Santa when she is sent to cheer him up and improve his luck.
* ''Manga/{{Kannagi}}'': Nagi is a centuries old tree goddess who awakens when Jin fashions a sculpture from the wood of her sacred tree. Of course they fall in love.
* The main driving force of ''LightNovel/{{Kanokon}}'', asides from the {{fanservice}} and the comedy brought about by Chizuru's extreme sexual lust. Downplayed because the magical side of Chizuru is rarely brought into play, and she's not perfect. In fact, she downright makes life worse for Kouta, including almost downright raping him just about once an episode.
* ''Manga/{{Karin}}'': Titular FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire falls in love with normal human boy.
* Subverted in ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad''. Madoka Ayukawa could be considered Kyōsuke Kasuga's magical girlfriend thanks to her [[TheAce many skills]], {{Tsundere}} personality and sexy looks, but ''Kyōsuke'' is actually the one with PsychicPowers.
* ''Lilim Kiss'' has a young man releasing a succubus from her pendant. After one kiss that leaves her very full, they find out they share corresponding moles on various parts of their body. Because of that, the potency of the energy she takes is doubled for each pair of moles. Eventually, they become more of a couple.
* Monako Haida, the zombie love interest in ''Manga/LivingDead''.
* Parodied in episode 8 of ''Anime/MagicalShoppingArcadeAbenobashi'', in which Sasshi and Arumi enter a dating-sim world in which Sasshi has to gain the stereotypical ''moe'' girl's heart. She later reveals that she is an angel that has to go back to heaven, and also an android with an unnecessarily complicated name.
* ''Manga/{{Magikano}}'': A witch who will lose her powers unless she awakens the protagonist's latent magical powers, and his sisters who are also witches ([[BrotherSisterIncest and in one case]] a love rival).
* ''Manga/{{Mahoromatic}}'': RobotGirl with a [[YourDaysAreNumbered short lifespan]] becomes the maid of an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent.
* ''Manga/MamotteShugogetten''. The main character ends up with two (diametrically opposed) magical girlfriends. One is a {{Kawaiiko}} NiceGirl who draws magical energy from the moon and summons cutesy sprites. The other is a {{Tsundere}} [[TheVamp Vamp]] who draws magical energy from the sun and can bring inanimate objects to life. HilarityEnsues.
* Io of ''Meteor Prince'' is a HumanAlien prince who arrives on Earth in order to mate with the protagonist Hako Natsuno. While she is initially put off by his advances, she slowly falls in love with him.
* Played in a very unusual way in ''Manga/MidoriDays'': The unlucky guy is a tough fighter-type whose reputation frightens away girls, and the girlfriend is an ordinary girl who's always wanted him and got her wish granted through "magical" means... by somehow literally becoming his right hand. Weird, but the wish-fulfillment is still there.
* Lette from the YuriGenre manga ''Manga/TheMikosWordsAndTheWitchesIncantations'' qualifies. Not only is she a CuteWitch, she makes a deal with the god of Tsumugi's shrine and gains part of her divine essence so Tsumugi can travel with her [[spoiler: Tsumugi being unable to leave the shrine unless in the presence of a god]], effectively becoming a demigod.
* ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'' has normal human Nagasumi who is engaged to Sun, the sweet and beautiful mermaid. Most of the time though, [[RuleOfFunny it doesn't take itself seriously.]]
* Maki of ''My Dearest Devil Princess'' is a devil princess who accidentally gets summoned by the human teenager Keita. She will grant any wish Keita has and inevitably falls in love with him, but there's one problem: [[YourSoulIsMine she will take his soul after his third wish.]]
* Set up, then averted, in ''Manga/MyDearMarie''. Hiroshi is an unlucky at love scientist who creates a robot with the appearance and name of his crush. But though he programmed her to be the perfect wife, she turns out to be quite different and Hiroshi starts telling people that he and Marie are [[RelativelyFlimsyExcuse siblings as a cover story]].
* ''Manga/MyLovelyGhostKana''. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Boy meets a lovely ghost named Kana.]] Yup.
* In ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'', {{Dhampyr}} Youko becomes this to Asahi in Chapter 86.
* Gender-flipped in ''My Sweet Dragon'', where a shy, insecure girl gets a gorgeous boyfriend/husband who is a dragon.
* Himari of ''Manga/OmamoriHimari'', the cat-girl samurai protector of Yuuto.
* {{Human Alien|s}} [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princess]] Kahm of ''Manga/{{Outlanders}}''.
* ''Anime/PleaseTeacher'': Mizuho technically qualifies as this for the young man Kei, being that she is a {{Human Alien|s}} (well, a HalfHumanHybrid who's half-{{Human Alien|s}}, to be exact). And it doubles as a TeacherStudentRomance complete with heavy, heavy FanService.
* Rizel, the genetically engineered female lead of ''Manga/{{Rizelmine}}''. In a twist on the trope, male lead Tomonori isn't happy about this, as he LikesOlderWomen and is still in love with his teacher, even though she's engaged to be married [[spoiler: however, in the end he learns that Rizel is the older woman he fell in love with when he was young, [[RescueRomance having saved her from being hit by a truck]] - she was unable to grow after they met because she fell for him too, and needed more than just the love from her three [[HasTwoMommies "papas"]] in order to age]].
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'': OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Tsukune gets sent to a [[ExtranormalInstitute Monster School]]. There he meets cute vampire girl Moka and she falls in love with him since he was the first person she sucked blood from… and continues to do so, much to his chagrin. While it's a totally straight example at first, it shifts away from the norm for this trope about halfway through Part I of the manga, as Tsukune starts his progression from average dork to {{bishonen}} badass.
* ''Anime/SaberMarionetteJ'' features an UnwantedHarem of {{Robot Girl}}s. Each one is a different archetype: [[TheThreeFacesOfEve Innocence, domestic, and buff]].
* ''Manga/{{Saikano}}'' has an ''extremely'' dark take on the genre. Chise is a shy, clumsy girl who gets turned into a weapon against her will and slowly loses her humanity while her boyfriend does everything he can to keep her from completely losing herself.
* ''Manga/{{Sankarea}}'': Starts off as human x human, but quickly changes into human x zombie (not that Chihiro minds).
* Parodied in ''Manga/TheSecretDevilChan'': the hero summons a succubus to take his virginity, only to discover "she's" a ''guy''… and until the pact is fulfilled, he has to live with the demon. Naturally, HilarityEnsues.
* ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}'' mixes this with a hefty dose of the ActionGirlfriend, focusing on a battle royale between super-powered {{Human Alien|s}} beauties and their {{Puny Earthling|s}} boyfriends. A handful of Magical Boyfriends also exist in the story, and most of the prominent Ashikabi bond with multiple Sekirei and establish {{Battle Harem}}s. Almost all Ashikabi were either losers or living empty lives until they met their Sekirei, and later chapters establish how ThePowerOfLove not only makes the Sekirei stronger but causes positive changes in the Ashikabi over time.
* ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'':
** Yui is not necessarily a typical loser, but simply an ordinary schoolboy. Shana the "Flame Haze" is initially a bit rude and repulsive, but apart from that she's a typical magical girlfriend.
** Keisaku also counts, as he comes with another Flame Haze called Margery.
** Johann plays this trope straight, being a human being who falls in love with a powerful demon named Pheles. The love of the two is so strong that Pheles does not need to eat any more humans.
* ''Anime/SteelAngelKurumi'' -- although the boy in question isn't geeky; he's merely a bit too young for girls yet. In ''Anime/SteelAngelKurumi2'', the trope is coupled with someone of a bit more appropriate age -- who also happens to be another ''girl''.
* Mana of ''Manga/SuperDreadnoughtGirl4946'' is a [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever 49.46-metre-tall girl]] in charge of defending the Earth, who ends up falling in love with a normal human boy.
* Tenchi from ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' definitely fits the whole UnluckyEverydude trope. The main differences are (a) He gets [[UnwantedHarem A Whole Bunch Of Magical Girlfriends]], (b) He's too much of a NiceGuy to head to [[MarryThemAll marrying all of them]] with any kind of speed, and (c) the girlfriends are actual ''people'' with all the complications thereof. The ManicPixieDreamGirl? A {{Space Pirate|s}} with a price on her head several dozen orders of magnitude greater than Earth's combined GNP. The [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princesses]]? One's a bossy, prudishly-repressed proto-dominatrix; the other's a little girl who happens to be [[spoiler:the avatar of one of the three [[GodWasMyCopilot goddesses who created the universe]],]] and they're both [[IncestIsRelative half-sisters of his grandfather]]. The cute lil' MadScientist? She's [[Really700YearsOld really 20,000 years old]], is the mother of the Space Pirate, she [[MrsRobinson wants him anyway]], and she's [[spoiler:''another'' of the three goddesses who created the universe]]. Oh, and WordOfGod says that the [[spoiler:third goddess wants in as well]]. Then there's the two [[SpacePolice Galaxy Police Detectives]]....
* ''Ten De Showaru Cupid'' involves a relationship between a normal, human boy and a beautiful, devil girl. It's by the creator of ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''.
* ''Anime/ThisUglyYetBeautifulWorld'' – Both Hikari and Akari epitomize this trope.
* Lala of ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' fits the criteria perfectly even if she is an alien princess.
* ''Anime/TsukuyomiMoonPhase'' is a double subversion. Hapless photographer meets cute girl. She tries to kiss him, they bond magically, and then she's pissed that he still has free will, as she was looking for a servant/slave. A few episodes later it has turned into one of these, admittedly with a very different family dynamic. (Hers keeps trying to kidnap her back or kill her.) She even gets a romantic rival.
* ''Manga/UFOPrincessValkyrie'': Magical alien princess crashlands her spacecraft on a bathhouse, killing its manager. In order to save his life, Valkyrie gives him half her soul and she falls in love with him. There's only one catch: she's now stuck in the form of a child.
* ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' famously parodied the genre ''back in the seventies'' ([[UnbuiltTrope long before there was actually such a genre]]) by having the UnluckyEverydude be a [[CasanovaWannabe slovenly, pitifully-desperate pervert]] who likely deserves all the trouble he goes through… and having the Magical Girlfriend be a {{Tsundere}} alien princess who loves him despite his lechery, but isn't adverse to zapping him with her electrical powers when he strays, as well as being somewhat bumbling, usually causing more problems then she solves. Add to this that he already had a girlfriend he liked better.
* ''Manga/VideoGirlAi'', although this story of a too-good-to-be-true girlfriend gets subverted immediately and goes dark fairly early on. A depressed, unlucky Youta decides to rent a video from a mysterious video store. Turns out the videos in the store contained "video girls", girls which literally come to life and out of the user's television when the video tape is played to cheer the renter up. Ai Amano then comes to life with the purpose to brighten up Yota's life and she falls in love with him. However, Youta played the video on a broken video recorder and because of this Ai's personality is pretty much the total opposite of what your typical Magical Girlfriend would be; she's a [[TheLadette Ladette]], she can barely cook and she's clumsy. Not to mention her feelings for Youta are a result of her malfunctioning in the first place.
* ''Anime/WaitingInTheSummer'' has Ichika, an alien with high-school student Kaito.
* ''Wirbelwind'': Dark elf meets ordinary boy. Boy then turns into undead and they adventure together.
* ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'' has fun parodying this trope. Elsie is a cute demon girl who was sent to the human world to have the otaku gamer Keima help her capture evil spirits that hide inside girls' hearts by making them fall in love with him. However, Elsie moves in with Keima by pretending to be his ''illegitimate half-sister'' and her domestic skills such as cooking aren't very good by human standards. Add to this that Keima was perfectly content with his obsessed gamer life and only agrees to cooperate because he will have his head cut off otherwise. After playing around with the trope a little, it gets subverted because Keima and Elsie are LikeBrotherAndSister more than anything and at the end, [[spoiler:Elsie becomes Keima's real full sister through a CosmicRetcon]].
* ''Manga/TheWorldOfNarue'': We have the typical average boy and his half-alien girlfriend.
* ''Ane Naru Mono'' follows the story of a boy named Yuu and his daily life with his unrelated elder sister (actually [[EldritchAbomination Shub-Niggurath]] as a cute young woman, who he made a wish to in exchange for her becoming "family"). Their interactions, especially in the H version of the series, teeter between familial and romantic.

* ''ComicBook/{{Bunty}}'' had a story called "Boyfriend from Blupo", revolving around a girl who longed for a boyfriend getting one in the form of a {{Human Alien|s}}.
* Way, way back in the 1960's, ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'' went through a period known as the Moon Period, where the strip focused more on sci-fi elements than crime. During this time, Junior Tracy (Dick's adopted son) met and fell in love with the [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe alien woman Moon Maid]], [[HumanAliens who resembled a Caucasian female]] apart from her large eyes and giraffe-like horns, and possessed the ability to change her body temperature from 18 degrees above zero to 200 degrees (affecting whatever she touched) and shoot destructive energy from her hands, causing things to blow up. He eventually married her, and they had a daughter, [[HalfHumanHybrid Honey Moon]], who possessed a magnetic ability to attract small metal objects to her hands. Sadly, Moon Maid died via a car bomb meant for Dick.
* In ''Comicbook/{{Lucifer}}'', Mazikeen, a lilim (a child of the demon Lilith) is in a relationship with Beatrice, a human woman.
* ''Comicbook/{{Madman}}'' - reanimated corpse. Also a gender-flipped example.
* Subverted and deconstructed in the ''Comicbook/TheMightyThor'' comics with [[StarCrossedLovers Ice Goddess Kelda and short-order cook Bill]]. Doctor Doom even taunted the bereft Kelda that [[MayflyDecemberRomance she and Bill were never meant to be]].
* The whole concept of ''ComicBook/MyBoyfriendIsAMonster'' - each story revolves around the heroine falling in love with an otherworldly being (vampire, guardian angel, mummy, etc).
* ''Rex'' by Michael Gagne features a normal-looking fox and his adventures with a female shapeshifting alien.
* Morpheus in ''Comicbook/TheSandman'' has had occasional romances with mortals, essentially being a magical ''boyfriend''. Unlike most examples of the trope, the relationships don't end well.
* Long-running UK comic ''ComicBook/WhizzerAndChips'' had a strip named Bobby's Ghoul, which was about a boy who had a ghost for a girlfriend.
* Canadian indie comic ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' is centered around the titular character having his life changed by the sudden appearance of [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Ramona Flowers]], a girl with an infinitely deep magical messenger bag that doubles as a portal through dreams who agrees to date him if he defeats her [[QuirkyMinibossSquad seven evil exes]].

[[folder:Fairy Tales]]
* There is a popular Korean tale about a man who finds a Fairy. He accidentally rips one of her fairy garments, making it impossible for her to go back home. She lives with him, and they marry, though things don't end well. This has become a subject for a couple of Korean comics, the {{manhwa}} ''Manhwa/FaeriesLanding'' being one of them.
* There is a similar Irish tale about a man who married a mermaid. He stole the red cap she needed to swim back home. After having many children with him, she [[spoiler:finds the cap and leaves him, never to return]]. Another version has the girl being a selkie, and the man who finds her steals her seal skin when she takes it off.
* There are many similar ShapeshiftingLover tales from all around the world.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In the ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' fic ''Fanfic/ForBetterOrNorse'', Nora Valkyrie is re-imagined as an actual member of the Norse {{Valkyries}}. After she botches the collection of Lie Ren's soul for Valhalla by inadvertently preventing his death, she is punished by being exiled to Midgard until Ren dies. Ren takes responsibility for her and they start living together.
* The ''FanFic/FacingTheFutureSeries'' has Desiree, the Wishing Ghost, become one to [[spoiler:Sydney Poindexter]].
* The [[EnsembleDarkhorse young heartbroken female squirrel]] from Disney's ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'' was expanded by Website/FourChan's /co/ into one for the future Myth/KingArthur. The premise as found in text stories and fan-art has Arthur asking Merlin to turn the squirrel human, who is then dubbed [[http://the-conservatory.wikia.com/wiki/Hazel Hazel.]]
* In ''FanFic/AGoddessComesToCall'', [[Manga/AhMyGoddess Belldandy, Urd and Mara]] become this to [[Anime/BubblegumCrisis Linna, Priss, and Sylia]] respectively.
* In ''Fanfic/OnegaiMegamiSama'', [[Anime/PleaseTeacher Matagu]] [[Anime/PleaseTwins Shido]] pulls a Keiichi when he accidentally summons [[Manga/AhMyGoddess Peorth]] and wishes that she'd be his girlfriend.
* In ''Fanfic/BeyondDeath'', ''ComicBook/{{Thanos}}'' of all people becomes a male example to an elementary school teacher after crash-landing on Earth. While it's initially subverted (he was going to kill her once he'd recovered, and the only reason he didn't was because she became fused with the Tessarect), they slowly but surely fall for each other.
* In ''Fanfic/ArnoldsVampire'', Helga is a {{Dhampyr}} who ends up bonded to Arnold after she drinks his blood, and ends up falling in love with him.
* ''Fanfic/ForTheLoveOfAGoddess'' and its sequel ''Fanfic/ComeHeavenOrHell'' detail (via a series of {{Drabble}}s) [[Manga/AhMyGoddess Belldandy]] becoming the girlfriend of [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Xander]], and she and her sisters get involved with the Scoobies.

[[folder:Films - Animated]]
* ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'' is a deconstruction. A guy accidentally marries a dead girl who is sweet and lively despite the tragic circumstances of her death. However, Victor already has a living fiancee he likes better and he doesn't really like the idea of moving to the afterlife with his dead bride.
* The titular character of ''Anime/PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea'' is a toddler version towards fellow toddler Sosuke.

[[folder:Films - Live Action]]
* ''Angel-A'', a French film where a loser about to get wacked by the mob gets bailed out by an angel who adores him.
* ''Film/BellBookAndCandle'' - HotWitch (in fact, this movie was ''inspired'' by ''I Married a Witch'').
* ''Date With An Angel'': The "loser" is about to be married to someone who might be wrong for him. On the night of his bachelor party, an angel crash lands in his pool.
* Giselle, the fairytale princess from ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' and breaks up an existing affair in the process. In addition, the breakup and associated hookup happen late because at first Giselle is eternally devoted to ''someone else''. [[spoiler:These extra {{Love Interest}}s [[PairTheSpares hook up with each other]] in the end.]]
* The line between subverted/played straight in ''Film/TheFifthElement'' is a little muddy here. The female lead is a fairly traditional magical girlfriend, but whether or not Bruce Willis fits the stereotypical loser role is questionable. On one hand, he is as hardcore and good-looking as any action hero. On the other hand, he is a washed up vet with no friends or prospects who loses his job and his apartment within the first quarter of the movie.
* ''Film/IMarriedAWitch'' - HotWitch.
* ''Film/InnocentBlood'' - vampire.
* ''Film/LetTheRightOneIn'' - vampire.
* ''Film/TheLostBoys'' - {{Dhampyr}}.
* ''Film/{{Mannequin}}'' plays this straight. It has a beautiful Egyptian princess who wants "more than this" life several thousand years ago. The gods agree and she disappears. We next see her as a mannequin who apparently can only appear and act real for one person -- the protagonist.
** In ''Mannequin 2: On the Move'', the heroine is a peasant girl who was turned into a wooden icon by an evil sorcerer for 1000 years (or until she finds true love in a foreign land). A thousand years later, she is awakened by the hero, and the two have to deal with the sorcerer's descendant.
* In ''Film/MyStepmotherIsAnAlien'', Celeste's true mission was to investigate a possible attack on her planet that Steven was suspected of being behind (it wasn't intentional) and she never had the intention of becoming his lover and later his wife. It just [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove kind of turned out that way]].
* ''Film/NearDark'' - vampire.
* ''Film/PromNightIIITheLastKiss'' - AxCrazy CuteGhostGirl.
* ''Film/RubySparks'' - [[ArtImitatesLife a fictional woman come to life]].
* ''Film/{{Splash}}'', in which an incredibly submissive mermaid is absolutely crazy about Tom Hanks. Her being a mermaid is the least implausible part of this equation.
* ''{{Film/Thor}}'' is basically about [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Thor]] being Jane's [[SpearCounterpart Magical Boyfriend]]. [[DorkKnight He's friendly!]] [[MrFanservice He's ripped!]] He beats up Viking alien laser robots!
* ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' - vampire.
* Subverted in ''Weird Science'' ([[Film/WeirdScience film]] and [[Series/WeirdScience series]]), in which two teenage geeks create their very own Magical Girlfriend, Lisa, a virtual-reality-based supermodel-type who solves all their problems for them, often with unintended results or methods, then helpfully goes away. Despite their initial intentions for creating her, neither geek seems to have any real romantic relationship with Lisa -- beyond the requisite ogling -- so her "Girlfriend" status is questionable; they treat her more like their CoolBigSis.
* ''{{Film/Xanadu}}'': Sonny is a failed artist who is reduced to painting advertisements in store windows in order to earn a living. Then Kira, a gorgeous rollerskating blonde played by Olivia Newton-John, falls in love with him. She turns out to be a {{Physical God}}dess from Greek mythology (namely, TheMuse Terpsichore). It was later adapted into a stage musical, which changed the ending - [[spoiler: in the film, Kira is forced to return to Mount Olympus, but in the musical, she is allowed to stay with Sonny]].

* ''Acheron'' - he is a god, and she [[spoiler:ends up as one.]]
* ''Literature/TheAlienSeries'' - {{Human Alien|s}}, also gender-flipped.
* ''Literature/BloodsuckingFiends'' - vampire.
* ''Dance with the Devil'' by Sherrilyn Kenyon - the heroine [[spoiler:is the daughter of a Greek goddess.]]
* ''Literature/DemonInMyView'' - vampire.
* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series, Susan has a magical boyfriend in the form of the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Time (although it may not count since Susan is the granddaughter-by-adoption of Death, himself an AnthropomorphicPersonification).
* ''Dream Chaser'' - the heroine is [[spoiler: half demon]].
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is all ''over'' the place with this one. Harry himself is a magical boyfriend to Susan. [[spoiler:after being vampirified, Susan is to Harry, too.]]
** Elain ''would'' be, but she and Harry were fairly comparable in magical prowess, if in different specializations.
** [[spoiler:Molly Carpenter]] to her boyfriend, before she drilled psychic holes in his head. Awkward.
** [[spoiler:By salic law, Charity Carpenter]]. But she never told her husband.
** Michael Carpenter could count as a magical husband to Charity, but what he does isn't strictly magic.
** Thomas Raith is this to Justine. House Raith of the White Court could be this more generally, but most don't care about humans in the slightest. When Harry is asked if they're together and if he's ever been with her, he points out that he's still ''breath''.
** A lot of the Fey have tried to be this to Harry for various reasons.
** Wizards in general have these, often of comparable power to them, because apparently it sucks to have a mortal spouse when you're semi-immortal.
* In Creator/AaronAllston's ''Literature/GalateaIn2D'', Roger had painted pictures of his hopeless crush when he was a teenager. When ArtInitiatesLife, he is horrified to find he has made a woman who is madly in love with him.
* In ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'', there is Leo. He falls in love with almost every pretty girl he meets, but is always rejected. In addition, although he is quite powerful for a [[DivineParentage half-god]], he is still weaker than most of his friends. For this reason he often has inferiority complexes. But later he lands on a mystical island, where he meets Calypso. It takes a while, however, until the two fall in love, especially because Calypso does not always [[{{Tsundere}} show their feelings]].
* Eragon of the ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'' realizes that he'll need one of these or he'll have to watch her grow old while he stays young. Being magic and as of the second book also [[spoiler: half-elf]], he's not going away or even aging in the foreseeable future.
* In the Carole Matthews' book ''It's a Kind of Magic'' (not to be confused with the song of the same name), a guy is dumped by his girlfriend (justified, because he was an immature JerkAss who was late to her birthday party, showed up drunk and embarrassed her in front of her friends and family) meets a woman whom he saves from suicide, then discovers that she is in fact a fairy from a MagicalLand (complete with MagicWand). He becomes her boyfriend, and slowly changes everything about himself. In the end, after he changes for the better, [[spoiler:he and his friends (who know all about his new girlfriend being a fairy) have to take her to Stonehenge in order to return her to her home when she becomes dangerously ill. They end up entering her world alongside her, then the guy has one night of passion with her before she convinces him to return to his ex-girlfriend, revealing that she will soon have SomeoneToRememberHimBy, a son who will become an air spirit, as well as TheReveal that she appeared on Earth because his girlfriend wished he'd change his ways]]. (Oh, and the story [[TwoLinesNoWaiting interweaves]] with the story of his ex-girlfriend being jealous of the new girl, and wondering if [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor her wish]] was a good thing.
* Willow from Creator/TerryBrooks' ''Literature/MagicKingdomOfLandover'' series is not only protagonist Ben's ideal woman (and a [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Green-Skinned Forest Babe]]), she's also essentially destined to "belong" to him. Cue "I'm not worthy" monologues and skeptic waiting for the catch. The catch being that [[spoiler: their daughter turns out to be decidedly creepy and easily swayed toward evil]] at least for a while.
* Simon from ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'' is not necessarily a loser, but he is (at the beginning of the plot) [[{{Muggles}} an ordinary human being]], and a typical nerd. Over time, however, he and the shadowhunter [[ActionGirl Isabelle]] fall in love.
* In Creator/NeilGaiman's ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}'', Richard, after being dumped by the excessively demanding RichBitch Jessica, meets Door, who fits this trope in every way [[spoiler:except that they [[ShipTease have yet to get together by the ending]]]].
* ''Niall of the Far Travels'' has Emalkartha, goddess of the Eleven Hells, as his girlfriend.
* In ''Literature/TheRedemptionOfAlthalus'', Althalus becomes the disciple of Dweia, eventually falling in love with her and having a child with her. Oh, did I mention Dweia just happens to be a goddess?
* ''Seize the Night'' - she is a cursed half-Apollite, he is a Dark Hunter.
* Kahlan is this to Richard in the ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' books, until he discovers that he's inherited more and more varied magical powers than anyone in three thousand years. Nicci tried to be this, on the same token.
* The male leads in the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' series are Magical ''[[GenderInvertedTrope Boy]]''friends, one of them a werewolf, and one of them a ''very'' sparkly vampire.
* ''Literature/VampireKisses'' - vampire, also {{Gender Flip}}ped.
* ''The Vampire's Beautiful Daughter'' - {{Dhampyr}}.
* ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign'': Deconstructed with the White Queen. The most powerful being in the setting, essentially a goddess among goddesses... [[spoiler:and an unstable {{Yandere}} who doesn't care for anyone but her love. The target of her love, the main character Kyousuke, could quite accurately be described as her victim as well. She sees nothing wrong with inflicting all kinds of suffering on him - on the contrary, she considers him all the more attractive when he's struggling against adversity]]. After all, why would an inhuman entity [[BlueAndOrangeMorality have a human sense of morality]]? Though at the same time, the trope is also reconstructed - [[spoiler:the Queen wasn't originally evil, but became this way as a result of humans trying to exploit her power]].
* In [[Literature/{{Okuyyuki}} "Okuyyuki"]], Reilly's feminine-gendered TalkingWeapon Audrey has some traits of this, which become more pronounced as the story progresses. It helps that she has a less metallic [[SpaceshipGirl ghostly manifestation]].

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* This gets subverted multiple ways on ''Series/TheAlmightyJohnsons''. The day before and after his 21st birthday hapless college student Axl Johnson has two different Magical Girlfriends show up who are quite eager to hook up with him. However, they are actually Norse goddesses trying to kill him before he becomes the incarnation of the god Odin.
** Axl's brother Ty is the incarnation of the god Hod and due to his cold nature cannot find a girlfriend. When he finally finds a beautiful woman who wants to hook up with him, it turns out that she is another Norse goddess and thus a real Magical Girlfriend. However, he then finds out that she is destined to hook up with his jerkass brother Anders.
* ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'', a TropeCodifier along with ''I Dream of Jeannie'' below. Notably, Samantha actually averted a lot of aspects of this trope, since she was mature and sensible with her powers and could easily pass off as a normal human – it was her relatives that caused problems.
* Played with in ''Series/DeadGorgeous'' - it's one-sided on the CuteGhostGirl's part.
* Depending on your point of view, The Doctor of ''Series/DoctorWho'' could sometimes count as a {{gender flip}}ped version, the Eighth and Tenth incarnations being probably the most blatant examples. [[TheNthDoctor The others]] were usually non-romantic variations. [[LivingShip The TARDIS]] also counts as [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife "the Doctor's wife."]]
* ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'', although successful astronaut Tony Nelson wasn't exactly an UnluckyEverydude apart from his mistake of repeatedly [[HilarityEnsues trying to apply rational thought to Jeannie's inherently magical nature]].
* ''Series/{{Moonlight}}'' - vampire detective.
* The KoreanDrama ''Series/MyGirlfriendIsANineTailedFox'' - ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* On December 23, 2008, there was a New Year special called ''Nada Fofa'' (translation: "Not That Cute") on the Brazilian channel Rede Globo. In that case, it's a GenderFlip and the "girlfriend" is a large pink plush chicken which annoys the heck out of the main character.
* Done similarly in ''Series/RedDwarf,'' with a "Pleasure GELF" ('''G'''enetically '''E'''ngineered '''L'''ife '''F'''orm) that [[SomethingForEveryone telepathically takes the form of the perfect mate of whoever sees it]]. Kryten had a female android of an advanced model, Rimmer had a female hologram that was just as nerdy and unsuccessful, Lister had a female Scouser who had more in common with his female self than his [[OfficialCouple canon girlfriend, Kochanski]], and the Cat had… himself. In the end, she reveals herself to be a giant green blob of snot. Kryten takes her out to dinner, dancing and a movie, then loses her to her husband, another green blob of snot. And the whole thing is played as a homage to ''Film/{{Casablanca}}''.
* Interestingly this happens in ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' too, except that it's {{gender flip}}ped. Sabrina cooks up a temporary date out of man dough to take her to the dance when Harvey goes with [[AlphaBitch Libby]]. He loves Sabrina, but he also [[LoveYouAndEverybody loves everything and everyone]]. Libby ends up dumping Harvey for him as Harvey won't dance. Interestingly, in this situation the one who ''isn't'' the "Magical (Girl/Boy)friend" in this case is the one with the magical powers. The man dough guy qualifies by not being human, and by being totally into Sabrina.
* Strange Western example: ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' had Picard meet, [[StatusQuoIsGod and have to give up]], a woman [[GirlInABox initially being transported as "cargo"]] possessed of the power to become ''anyone's'' ideal girlfriend.
** And then there was the time everyone's favorite teen geek Wesley Crusher hooked up with an equally perfect seemingly-human girl from an alien world. Turns out she was a [[ShapeshiftingLover shapeshifter]].
* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', where the inhuman, beautiful girlfriend is also an emotionless and brutal killing machine that not only goes to rather shocking lengths to protect John Connor, but is perfectly willing to use John's reactions and emotions toward her to manipulate him.
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' - Gender-flipped example with Stefan, played straight with both Vicki and Anna.

* Alan O'Day's ''Undercover Angel'' is a story where he sings about how he was crying in his bed because he didn't have a woman when an amazing woman suddenly appeared. They do all sorts of amazing things together, but she has to leave him. However, if he goes around picking up women, eventually he will see her again in the eyes of one of his future lovers.
* ''She's An Angel'' by Music/TheyMightBeGiants tells of a girl arriving unexpectedly in the narrator's life ("I met someone at the dog show / She was holding my left arm"), the pair of them having adventures together, and the narrator believing that she is literally an angel, and not meant to be together with him as he's a mere mortal ("These things happen to other people / They don't happen at all, in fact").

* Pygmalion fell [[LoveMakesYouCrazy madly]] in love with his own sculpture of a woman. With the blessing of the goddess Aphrodite, life was given to the statue, who married Pygmalion and had a son together (or daughter depending on the version). Needless to say, he lived the rest of his life in celestial bliss.
** Other versions say that when the statue was given life it abandoned Pygmalion and sought out men more handsome and socially adept than its bitter, anti-social creator. Still other versions say that Pygmalion was not interested in women, because the women in his society had been cursed by Aphrodite for denying her divinity and reduced to prostituting themselves; he thus saw the statue as the only one who was desirable.
** A few later versions give the woman a name, Galatea, and also mention a daughter, Metharme.
* The witch Theatre/{{Medea}} from Myth/ClassicalMythology, who betrayed her kingdom and killed her brother out of devotion to Jason and then became his bodyguard and hitman. After hooking up with her, Jason apparently stood back and let her handle all the monsters, giant living statues, and enemy kings with her magic. And then he dumped her for a normal, beautiful princess and was surprised when [[WomanScorned she wouldn't stand for that]]... WhatAnIdiot!

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/BleakWorld'' has the [[MagicalGirlWarrior Princesses]] of the [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl Court of Wine]], who enjoy this trope for all its worth. They routinely go to Earth to sleep with [[HumansAreSpecial Earthlings]] and bring them back to their homebase inside Uranus to be with them forever.
* After being revised to revel in its anime roots, ''TabletopGame/TeenagersFromOuterSpace'' added Magical Girlfriend as a special power available to characters. The game designers also pointed out the genre was probably inspired by ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie''.

* The Rodgers and Hart musical ''Theatre/IMarriedAnAngel''. The title is meant literally.
* ''Theatre/OneTouchOfVenus'' has some minor variations: the protagonist has been engaged for years to a [[DisposableFiance Disposable Fiancée]] when he meets a statue of a goddess [[LivingStatue in the flesh]], and she's not the domestic type he thinks she is, so they don't end up together ([[ReplacementLoveInterest or do they?]]).

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS'', you have a chance to marry Leia the mermaid, the [[HotWitch Witch]] Princess, or the Harvest Goddess. There is also the sleeping Princess Keria/Keira who lives in the mines. While not explicitly a magical being, she teleports into another section of the mines to give you a magical sword and it's heavily implied she is immortal (through various events you can access after marrying her, you discover the reason she cannot talk is that the Witch Princess cursed her for some reason 1,000 years ago and left her to sleep in the mines).
* Commander Shepard in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' can be seen as this, particular if romancing alien crewmembers. Tali lampshades this to Male Shepard;
--> '''Tali''': A young woman gets saved by a dashing commander who lets her join his crew and then goes off to save the galaxy? How could she ''possibly'' develop any interest in him?
* Anera, an Aasimar cleric in the ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' community-created Shadowlords/Dreamcatcher/Demon module arc, might qualify. She takes a bit more effort than most Magical Girlfriends, but she is supernatural and will only hook up with a good-hearted character, and her half-celestial cousin pops up to kill her and you for disturbing the balance of the universe in the last Shadowlords module (giving you the opportunity to complete Anera's romance sidequest by [[TakingTheBullet taking a death effect for her]], though ThePowerOfLove keeps you alive at 1hp).
* Feena in ''VideoGame/YoakeMaeYoriRuriiroNa''. She's also accompanied by more traditional haremettes like [[{{Meido}} Mia]], [[PatientChildhoodLoveInterest Natsuki]] and [[NotBloodSiblings Mai]], but who played the game for them?
* In ''VideoGame/StarCraft'', you have Raynor and Kerrigan. Raynor is more of a BadassNormal than a loser (and falls in love with Kerrigan while she's still human), but Kerrigan fits the bill, especially after the MacGuffin takes away her AlphaBitch personality she had post-infestation. [[spoiler:At the very end of ''Legacy of the Void'', Kerrigan transforms into a [[EnergyBeings Xel'naga]], taking on a straight-up angelic appearance]].

[[folder: Visual Novels]]
* This is such a common trope in {{Visual Novel}}s that it would exhaust the resources of this wiki to list them all. Notable examples include ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}'', ''VisualNovel/DaCapo'', and ''VisualNovel/{{Tayutama}}'', all which have anime adaptations.
* Elven [[WhiteMage healer]] Asilana of ''VisualNovel/ElvenRelations''.
* ''VisualNovel/SayaNoUta'' is a dark variation of this trope, as the girl you think she is is not really a human girl - she is an EldritchAbomination trying to destroy the Earth!! That being said, the "girlfriend" part is played straight as her love for the main character seems to be genuine.
* Corticarte Apa Lagranges of ''VisualNovel/ShinkyokuSoukaiPolyphonica'', albeit a more mild example than most.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}'' has not one, but four girls who fit in this trope to choose from: Sia, Nerine, and [[ArtificialHuman Primula]], as well as Asa.
* Also varied in ''Yume Miru Kusuri'', with Cat Sidhe Nekoko, a depowered fairy who needs Kouhei's help to get back where she's supposed to be. [[spoiler:Or rather, an ordinary drug addict.]]
* In ''VisualNovel/StarlightVega'', the HornyDevils Lyria and Scherza are a GirlsLove example for Aria.
* [[spoiler: Anze]] the ShapeshiftingLover from ''VisualNovel/TrueLoveJunaiMonogatari''.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* In ''WebAnimation/MattNDusty'', [[spoiler: Mandy is accidentally given the ability to turn into a dragon]].

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/AnimeArcadia'' was about a drawing who became real and lived with her cartoonist.
* Andy of ''Webcomic/CaseyAndAndy'' starts dating Satan (who's a [[MsFanservice ''very'' sexy lady]] in the comic's universe) from around strip 50, and the relationship continues up until the final strip.
* ''Webcomic/DangerouslyChloe'' revolves around the succubus Chloe (from ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'') being accidentally being summoned from Hell by Teddy, and becoming his girlfriend.
* Melete the muse in ''Webcomic/DarwinCarmichaelIsGoingToHell''.
* Done straight in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', where the human-alien-squirrel hybrid Grace is the devoted lover of the classic geek Tedd, who is also very much into shapeshifting of all kinds. Grace is also TheWoobie.
* A similar (both are written by Shapeshifter / Gender Bender fans and have a lot of thematic crossover) comic ''Webcomic/TheWotch'' stars (generally) demure witch Anne whose [[JustFriends close male friend Robin]] gets the camera for most storylines. Another friend would be involved with a genie, if he could. [[spoiler:And just as Robin is moving on from Anne, he gets involved with another female who also is a witch.]]
* Haruna Kurahashi from ''Webcomic/ExperimentalComicKotone''.
* There is a honest to goodness college clique full of "unlucky every girls" ''blessed'' with the trope's genderflipped version in ''Webcomic/GirlsNextDoor'' called Wibsy (Weirdo Boyfriend and Supernatural Stalker Club[[note]] The boyfriends/stalkers range from the fairly normal deformed psycho MadArtist to [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghosts]], [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]] (although they have their own clique), [[TheFairFolk fae]], a magical prince from a fairytale kingdom… and a [[DragonsUpTheYinYang river spirit/eastern dragon]].[[/note]]) there is even mention of this trope in the artist comment when they debut and that the DistaffCounterpart boys club historically resides in Japan. Oh... and both main characters are members (one has the MadArtist the other TheFairFolk as unwanted boyfriend / StalkerWithACrush).
** In a broader sense it's set in a '[[{{Webcomic/Buildingverse}} verse]], where (according to mother series ''{{Webcomic/Roommates}}'') the magical people actively engage in InterspeciesRomance because [[TangledFamilyTree all of them are pretty much related]], making both magical girlfriends and boyfriend extremely common. For comedy and tragedy.
* ''Webcomic/{{Housepets}}'': Shortly after Peanut's FalseStart, Grape comes home from her date with Max to find Peanut watching a movie with another dog, Tarot. This was first time she had appeared in the comic and had apparently "foreseen Peanut in his hour of need." At first, it seemed her magic-ness was just a throw-away gag, but she has since been shown capable of {{Telepathy}} and mental illusion, among other things.
** And the source of her magic-ness is shown to be [[spoiler:her status as a PlayerCharacter in a cosmic tabletop roleplaying game on a higher plane where the comic's world is the game world.]].
* Though they're not romantically involved [[spoiler: until late in the series]], Helen B. Narbon of ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'' functions as this for Dave, sweeping him out of his mundane existence into the fantastic world of mad science.
* Lampshaded in ''Webcomic/NotQuiteDailyComic'' [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?136 here]].
* This actually happens to Webcomic/{{Nodwick}} in a series of strips that parody the ''Vault of the Drow'' module. Nodwick and party meets a [[HornyDevils succubus]] who is attracted to people with big noses for some reason. Sadly for Nodwick, this doesn't work out; she leaves him when she finds out he's a henchman. (Yes, it seems dating a henchman can even be bad for a demon's reputation.)
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Roy, a human warrior, is dating Celia, an air elemental [[WingedHumanoid sylph]]. Also, Nale (Elan's EvilTwin) is dating Sabine, a [[HornyDevils succubus]], but considering he's a powerful enchanter in his own right, they blind in better.
* A proclaimed objective of ''Webcomic/OwMySanity'' is "stabbing the magical girlfriend genre with a rusty chainsaw". All the potential girlfriends in the UnwantedHarem are ''{{Eldritch Abomination}}s''.
* ''Webcomic/ThePhoenixRequiem'' provides a gender flipped example: Jonas to Anya. In his backstory, Ksendra was a Magical Girlfriend to Jonas, who made him magical.
* ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' has Fuchsia and Criminy. Crim's a ChasteHero while Fyoosh is a [[HornyDevils succubus]] who works for {{Satan}} who will likely [[KillTheCutie kill her if he ever]] [[StarCrossedLovers finds out]]. The reason she's so into him? [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe Because he's the only person]] who didn't [[FantasticRacism treat her like a monster]] or [[SexSlave a sex object.]] [[spoiler: Fuchsia resolves the problem by ditching Hell]].
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', in which Oasis (an ultracompetent gymnastic killer who is variously suspected of being an android or some other non-human entity) is the very much unwanted Magical Girlfriend of Torg, who is a loser in most respects. [[MurderTheHypotenuse Even worse, Torg already has a real (and reciprocated) love interest who has little to no combat training.]] Oasis has certain aspects of TheWoobie as well (she doesn't know what makes her so hard to kill).

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''Literature/KumikoTheDemonGirl'', Ken, perpetually luckless with women, gets Kumiko, a somewhat naive and overly chipper demon, as his girlfriend. On the plus side, the sex is great and he's protected against various mystical threats around him. On the minus side, she's consuming a bit more of his soul every time they have sex and the mystical threats largely exist due to Kumiko existing. Oh, and the mystical chain connecting them prevents him from getting too far away from her, he bears a brand on his neck of a cartoonish copy of her flashing a VictorySign, her naïveté constantly gets him hurt, when his luck does change, she drives the other girls away... but then again, the sex is '''really''', really good.
* Sadly subverted in ''Literature/TalesOfMU'' with the bonus story "[[http://www.talesofmu.com/story/other/a-boys-prayer A Boy's Prayer]]": the story implies that Amaranth the cereal nymph manifested the way she is as (a buxom, {{nerd|sAreSexy}}y, [[GlassesGirl glasses-wearing]] LoveFreak) because one lonely, geeky twelve-year-old boy, uh, fertilized her field with fantasies and desires of such a woman. The subversion (and sadness) is that after she manifested exactly according to his desires, he never even got to meet her.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Aang himself is a Magical ''[[SpearCounterpart Boyfriend]]'' – he's an energetic, kind, generous messiah-figure that helps Katara achieve everything she ever wanted to. ''Everything''. Getting her Waterbending training, check. Reuniting her with her father, check. Finding closure with her mother's death, check. Saving the world, check. [[spoiler:And he ends up marrying her too.]]
* The [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin aptly named]] ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' episode "[[Recap/BatmanBeyondS2E13TerrysFriendDatesARobot Terry's Friend Dates a Robot]]" plays with this idea. Terry's geeky friend Howard purchases an (illegal) human-like synthoid robot which looks like a beautiful woman, whom he names [[MeaningfulName Synthia]] and has programmed to be "totally into me". Problem is, she is [[{{Yandere}} scarily possessive]] and has [[SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids superhuman strength]]. She nearly kills a couple of people who bully Howard and Batman has to step in. When Howard decides they should see other people, she ''literally'' explodes.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'': As far as TheSmartGuy Jérémie is concerned, Aelita definitely fits this trope; it was obvious to his friends that he was in love with her even though he knew her only as a cheerfully innocent, pixie-like artificial intelligence living in a computer. She's gradually revealed to be an amnesiac human girl who was trapped in {{cyberspace}}, and their relationship continues once she's rescued (though it also [[RealityEnsues gets more complicated]], as Jérémie predicted would happen if she started living on Earth).
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', when Fry buys pirated Lucy Liu [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil downloaded from the Internet and put on a blank robot]] to date, and his friends try to stop him with [[PublicServiceAnnouncement a film showing how without the struggle to impress the opposite or same sex, society would collapse]]. A straighter example is his {{Love Interest|s}} Leela, a badass mutant cyclops.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Korra plays this role to Mako in the first two seasons but it soon becomes apparent that they're far from perfect for each other and they eventually break up. Played straighter in the finale where she gets together with [[spoiler: Asami]], who's a non-bender.
* Jenny shows up to rescue Sheldon from bullies in ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot''. She has most of the traits; to the point where, when Jenny is tired of dating egotistical boys, and complains she needs someone sweet, Sheldon walks past and she barely notices him beyond a perfunctory hello. WordOfGod says that if the show had continued, Jenny would have indeed become Sheldon's girlfriend.
* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheAlienInvaders''. The normally carefree Shaggy and Scooby fall for a hippie nature photographer named Crystal and her Golden Retriever Amber. Even a whole music video in the movie is Shaggy fantasizing about their future relationship. As it turns out, [[spoiler:Crystal and her dog are alien agents sent to investigate the S.A.L.F dishes. Their idea of an Earth appearance came from TV signals picked up from an experiment in the 70's]].
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
** Occurred in the backstory with Steven's parents, Greg Universe (an ordinary guy and failed musician) and Rose Quartz (alien polymorphic gemstone [[spoiler:former rebel leader]]). Unfortunately, Rose's species doesn't reproduce sexually, and while she was able to shapeshift up some compensations to have a son with Greg regardless, the effort still killed her as Steven inherited the magical gem that was the core of her being.
** Steven, in turn, shows signs of being a magical boyfriend to Connie, although it isn't quite clear given that they're [[PuppyLove still pretty young]].