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->''"An especially enjoyable biological howler was the notion, common on pulp magazine covers, that aliens would lust after human women, especially if partially unclad, this being on par with men lusting after squids."''
-->-- '''The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction''' (1995 edition) entry on ''Scientific Errors''

Apparently, the hottest thing in the Multiverse, above even the CuteMonsterGirl and GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe, is the Human Female. This is one of the reasons humans think AliensAreBastards.

Sooner or later, no matter what the species looks like, you'll find a sample of the male that prefers human girls. It can be an alien, a swamp monster, a robot, a NonHumanSidekick, or even a [[Film/KingKong giant gorilla]]. (Sometimes it WasOnceAMan, which makes the attraction less implausible.) Note that this is usually played straight, while the inverse is [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe almost]] always played for laughs. Also, the male non-human is far more likely to actually get the human girl.

Biologically, this is completely insane. [[FridgeLogic Imagine]] a human in the real world [[{{Squick}} falling in love with a squid]] and you'll see why. Of course, squids don't have that kind of complexity, which may be the difference here--you can't see past their looks to their "nice personality". But MostWritersAreMale. It's more plausible with RubberForeheadAliens, however, since they look enough like humans and vice versa for there to be an attraction. Regardless, this often results in [[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Human Hybrids]].

Named after the infamous 1967 BMovie. That this trope was popularized in [=1950s=] and [='60s=] monster movies is no coincidence. Considering the racial context of the time, this trope is [[UnfortunateImplications a close cousin]] to the antiquated belief that {{Scary Black M|an}}en are always [[WhereDaWhiteWomenAt trying to steal white women]]. Which is itself a variation on the [[OlderThanDirt ancient tribal warfare]] trope of "They're invading, and they want [[EntitledToHaveYou our women]]!" While that version is a DiscreditedTrope, the more general "non-humanoid character attracted to a girl" is not.

Very rarely, the species either culturally values the idea of human slave concubines, or is so sterile that this is [[OnlyYouCanRepopulateMyRace the only means they have of avoiding extinction]].

On the rare occasions that Venus Needs Men, the Venusians will almost always be [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe sexy, scantily clad, and conforming to local norms of beauty]]. But it's not always desirable, as there are ''lots'' of examples in fiction where female aliens just ConceiveAndKill, instead of kidnapping.

Compare BoldlyComing, FaceFullOfAlienWingWong, HumanMomNonhumanDad, InterspeciesRomance, and MonsterMisogyny. Contrast with HumansAreUgly. See also BeastAndBeauty and TouchOfTheMonster (for how this is typically shown in a movie poster).



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXEbohjrx9Q This advert]] for Gallagher's 2000 (a strip club) shows aliens picking up an ad for it and liking what they see.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIaLoKU80nE In this Old Spice ad]], an UncannyValley android uses Old Spice products to attract human women.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8ZObOhIMOw This particular Mike's Hard Lemonade ad.]] Alien warriors parachute into a grocery store parking lot and begin abducting the women. The men's response is to... go get the drink being advertised (the aliens then steal ''that'', too).

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Manga/InuYasha'', demons and half-demons have a general contempt for humans, yet numerous demon and half-demon characters are attracted to one of them, including Inu no Taishō, Inuyasha, and Kouga
* On ''Manga/SgtFrog'', the small froglike alien Giroro has a crush on human Natsumi that borders on obsession at times. In a reversal of this trope, {{human alien|s}} Angol Moa has a crush on Keroro.
* ''Manga/OutlawStar'' has the Silgrians, a race of bird-like people that ''as a whole'', seem to like humans ''way'' too much. They were just one of the only species that were really accepting of humans. A really friendly bunch them, albeit a bit too friendly.
* Imber, a 50-ton HumongousMecha in ''Anime/IdolmasterXenoglossia'', is deeply in love with Haruka, who is both a human girl and his pilot. Haruka is in love with him too, so this goes both ways.
* It is indicated in ''Manga/BlueDrop'' that the Arume want to conquer Earth since the fact that [[OneGenderRace they only consist of women]] causes troubles for them in the long run, despite their technical prowess. Still they chase earth ''women'' and even interbreed with them. Obviously, old habits are hard to break.
** ''Manga/BlueDrop: Tenshi no Bokura'' explains [[spoiler:that at least one of the reasons for the invasion of Earth was that in the past the male Arume visited Earth, crossbred, and left their DNA behind in the human genome. They were trying to recover the male Arume that had died out long ago by breeding with human ''men'', making it somewhat a gender inversion--except that at least some of the now female only Arume seem to like the the whole lesbian status quo a bit too much and violently oppose attempts to restore the male Arume]]. To summarize, Mars ''needs'' men, but it ''wants'' women.
*** It also shows them more or less raising human girls to be sex slaves, with nightly orgies in their all-girls schools. This can come off as [[FanDisservice nightmarish]] even to the GirlOnGirlIsHot crowd.
* Watanuki in ''Manga/{{xxxHOLiC}}'' has [[CloningBlues something]] about him that draws supernatural creatures dangerously close to him. While most of them just want to eat him (there was a massive scramble just for his ''eye''), there's some like the Zashiki-warashi and ''especially'' Mugetsu who want him in ''that'' way.
* In ''Anime/KujibikiUnbalance'', the alien males all look like tiny little green things while the women are all beautiful well-developed women. According to the show, the females find the males really attractive.
* Similar to ''Anime/IdolmasterXenoglossia'' (it's by the same studio), ''Anime/TheGirlWhoLeaptThroughSpace'' has the pairing of Akiha, a human girl, and Leopard, a MasterComputer with a superiority complex. Unlike Haruka and Imber, they're closer to having BelligerentSexualTension in execution.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has Asuna fighting some demons, who are pleased to discover that she's [[GoingCommando not wearing panties]]. Asuna [[DefeatByModesty doesn't take it so well.]]
** WeaselMascot Chamo also shows a rather healthy appreciation for the female form, since Chamo was turned into a weasel for breaking the {{masquerade}}. Mentally, he's still human.
* ''Manga/AoiHouse'' features a panty-obsessed (presumably non-sapient) hamster.
* Part Three of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' had an orangutan attempting to rape a human girl. Orangutans have been known to attempt this with human females in real life.
* The same thing happened in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' except with the male Armie/Do-chan, who was just a huge pervert. It would rather become a skin-tight suit of PoweredArmor (that [[TransformationSequence ripped its owner's clothing to shreds while doing so, natch]]) than do anything sexual ''to'' them. It even rejected female Ranma when "she" got too aggressive.
* More Equal Opportunity: Ryo-Ohki from ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' seems to like Tenchi as much as the girls in the [[UnwantedHarem harem]] do. Of course, she also happens to have a CuteMonsterGirl form, too.
** Fuku the cabbit from ''Anime/TenchiMuyoGXP'' doesn't have a CuteMonsterGirl form, though, and the series is rather unequivocal about numbering her in the UnwantedHarem during the big wedding sequence. It's a little disturbing watching everyone talk about it so cheerfully... (Washuu did mention earlier that she'd get one eventually -- it is still weird, though.)
* Kir on ''Manga/KingOfBanditJing'', who hits on every single GirlOfTheWeek, and was constantly rebuffed. Oddly enough, this seemed to be more about his personality and choice of words, and not the fact that he's a ''bird''.
* In ''Anime/AquarionEvol'', the sequel to ''Manga/GenesisOfAquarion'', the aliens from Altair Kai use their [[AlienAbduction Abductors]] to kidnap Vegan females. [[spoiler:They do so in hopes of avoiding extinction, because an illness known as the Curse of Eve has wiped out all the females in their planet.]]
* In Creator/OsamuTezuka[='=]s ''Cleopatra (1970)'', Lupa the perverted leopard tries multiple times to mate with Cleopatra and Lybia who are both human.
* Handled very unusually in ''Anime/{{Armitage III}}'': the whole plotline ''is'' based on the fact that Mars is after human women... but, the Martians are ''human colonists'', they've only asked nicely for women to migrate to Mars, and women generally refuse because they don't want to give up the life of [[LadyLand gender-assured luxury]] they receive on Earth. [[spoiler: Also, Mars has decided instead to just say "stuff it" and build themselves ''artificial women'', and Earth is threatening war because women fear the threat to their powerbase these "Armitages" would pose.]]
* Hooguro from ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' has a thing for human women, in spite of being a member of the AntiHumanAlliance, Aogiri Tree.

[[folder: Comic Books]]
* Subverted in the ''MarsAttacks'' Creator/ImageComics, where a Martian scientist overseeing the forced insemination of a captured superheroine is disgusted that there were volunteers for such "bestiality" and skeptical that it will [[NoBiochemicalBarriers actually produce functional hybrids]].
* Given an amusing nod in ''Comicbook/UltimateMarvel'''s "ComicBook/UltimateGalactusTrilogy" series; Hawkeye, Iron Man and a few others have sneaked onboard a (alien) Kree ship, being aided by Mar-Vell, a Kree DefectorFromDecadence. Hawkeye easily kills a group of guards, to Mar-Vell's annoyance:
--> '''Mar-Vell:''' Remind me again why I defected?\\
'''Iron Man:''' Was it human girls?
* Fone Bone of Jeff Smith's ''Comicbook/{{Bone}}'', one of a race of short, bald, cartoony, big-nosed, bone-white creatures that resemble nothing so much as animated blobs of marshmallow, develops a crush on the [[MsFanservice thoroughly human]] woman Thorn. Thankfully, or sadly, it never goes anywhere. It is hinted that Fone Bone gets into "girl problems" back in Boneville often so it isn't just Thorn.
* Rather frighteningly and repeatedly mentioned (though not shown) in the second arc of ''Comicbook/TheAuthority''--the Blue, an alien race who came to a parallel Earth and began interbreeding with humans centuries ago, eventually took over the planet and turned China, among other places, into a rape camp to try and father more offspring, because they actually did need women. Then they try to expand their territory into the Authority's Earth. This is a mistake.
* In the erotic comic ''ComicBook/{{Ironwood}}'', dragons are all male, or more precisely asexual in their natural forms and shapeshift into human males in order to seduce human women for the perpetuation of the species. Apparently they enjoy this so much, the rest of their time is mostly spent hunting down most dragon-offspring they can find to prevent extreme overpopulation.
* Fred Perry's ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'' once again plays Equal Opportunity with this trope: When the villain Fauntleroy acquires powerful [[EmpathicWeapon living armor]], he discovers that the armor in question is not only ''female'', but pretty damn horny, too. She's just as likely to ''hump'' his shoulder as she is to sit on it.
* Very oddly played with in a classic ''[[ComicBook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck Uncle Scrooge]]'' comic. He got in a fight with the post office about them delivering someone else's mail to him by mistake, and the postmaster general just gave him his job to shut him up. ([[FridgeLogic Why the head of a multi-fantasticalillion dollar global empire would accept a public services job is never explained]]). He finds the job simple enough, until he gets a letter from a 10 foot tall teenager to be delivered to the world authority on Venus. On his second trip (he accidentally went to Mars on his first - no-one let the irony escape him), he arrives to and finds that the planet is inhabited exclusively by 10 foot tall teenage girls (Mars, on the other hand, being occupied by scaly green winged letterboxes).
* In one issue of ''Franchise/GreenLantern Corps'' (pre-Parallax), a huge fleet of ship appears in the skies of the severely overpopulated world of Malthus, which is under the protection of Guy Gardner.
--> "People of Malthus! Our world was devastated in the Crisis, and your ability to breed is legendary! Palomaris needs women!"[softreturn]
** Guy destroys the entire fleet. The entire ''unarmed'' fleet. They'd apparently come looking for volunteers.
* In ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'', Emp is captured by a galactic "Pimpotron" who is going to kidnap her for "erotiservitude." [[spoiler: She is discarded because her butt is outside the required size range... a definite proof that bureaucracy is bad in bed.]] He says that this was the fate of UsefulNotes/AmeliaEarhart as well.
* ''ComicBook/RomSpaceKnight'': One of Hybrid's goals is to create more Dire-wraith hybrids like himself by establishing rape camps with mutant women. In his debut he tried to kidnap ComicBook/KittyPryde during the confusion of the Franchise/XMen's fight with Rom. In a later story, Hybrid's alliance with a group of female mutant villains was undone when the hero revealed that Hybrid was planning to turn them into breeding stock. In ''ComicBook/AvengersAcademy'' he's expanded his field of interest by planning to use ''all'' of the girls for his sick purposes.
* A story in Warren Publishing's 1984 magazine features this trope in the story "Scourge from the Spaceways", where it is revealed that females are unique to humanity. As a result, an interstellar war is triggered as the entire universe fights over Earth's women.
* In the first volume of the series ''ComicBook/{{Sillage}}'', human woman Nävis' beauty is appreciated by one of the aliens she's come into contact with. She is the first and only human they've ever seen.
* ''ComicBook/HackSlash'': The Old Gods cannot create, only corrupt and destroy. They need virgin human females to propagate their species. This is what they use the virgins that SixSixx provides them through the VirginSacrifice that his part of his DealWithTheDevil.
* ''ComicBook/StreetFighterVsDarkstalkers'': In one short story, [[VideoGame/StreetFighterV Laura Matsuda]] is kidnapped by [[FishPeople fish man]] [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Rikuo]] to create a whole new kingdom with their offspring after she challenges him to a fight and gets defeated. She doesn't mind it very much, due to finding him [[RunningGag "curiously attractive for a fish man"]].

[[folder:Fan Fic]]
* Alien Prince Grulleo from [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10223400/1/To-Love-DEATH To-Love-Death]] wants to marry princess Lala, too bad he [[{{understatement}} doesn't take kindly]] to rejection.
* Played with in [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2093421/9/Tales_of_Minako_and_Hotaru this]] fanfic, where it becomes "Venus Needs Women!"
* Nearly every ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'', ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'', or [[{{Crossover}} combination thereof]] {{fanfiction}} that has [[RuleThirtyFour romance as on of its main genre-slots]] has a human female shacking up with a Predator male or occasionally an Alien male, resulting in some [[{{Squick}} truly disturbing]] and sometimes [[FetishFuel arousing]] love scenes.
* The MLP fanfic "I Dream of Luna" has nearly every single pony in the story chasing after a man named Anonymous.
** In fact, although his role in stories can vary wildly from this to AbhorrentAdmirer or even HumanoidAbomination, stories on 4Chan's /mlp/ board have had pretty much every mare (and most of the ''[[StupidSexyFlanders stallions]]'') finding themselves unbelievably attracted to "Anon" who's often completely oblivious to it.

[[folder:Film - Animated]]
* This trope forms the basis of ''WesternAnimation/MarsNeedsMoms''. Referenced right in the title. Though in this case it's their ability to raise children, rather than conceive them, that matters to the Martians.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'', it's mentioned that Link abducted 250 co eds before he was eventually caught.
* Jiminy Cricket of ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' seems to have a fascination with human-ish women: from fairies to marionettes to music box ornaments shaped like 'em, but he is [[PettingZooPeople pretty damn human-ish himself]], to the point of not even being immediately recognizable as any sort of anthropomorphic insect.
* One of the short stories in ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'' centers around a Pentagon secretary being abducted by aliens and the sex robot that falls in love with her. Judging from the following quote, this trope is pretty common in that 'verse:
-->'''Edsel:''' Whoa, typical robot. First Earth chick we see in ten years, and he's gotta make a play for her.
* Against her will, WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}} is very popular with other species.

[[folder:Film - Live-Action]]
* ''Film/MarsNeedsWomen'', starring [[Series/TheMickeyMouseClub Mouseketeer]] Tommy Kirk and Creator/YvonneCraig, is the {{Trope Namer|s}}, directed by Larry Buchanan of ''Film/AttackOfTheEyeCreatures'' fame. It has the same low production values, bad acting, and bad writing as all of his films, but at least one of the characters states, "[[TitleDrop Mars needs women]]." See the original film poster [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mars_needs_woman_2646.jpg here]]
* ''Film/KingKong1933'' is, of course, one of the most famous examples of this. "'Twas beauty that killed the beast!"
* This entry would not be complete without a mention of Jabba the Hutt's apparently sexual desire to chain scantily-clad human and [[RubberForeheadAliens humanoid]] females to him, as seen in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.
** The ExpandedUniverse has an [[GenderInverted inversion]], however. Female Twi'leks are considered sexually attractive to males of most humanoid species--especially human men. Zeltrons are less famously so, but those who know of them tend to think they're even better, partially due to their use of pheromones and a more humanlike skin tone.
*** Twi'lek girls, in fact, find themselves on the wrong end of this trope despite not being human. Everyone in the Star Wars Galaxy needs Twi'lek women.
** The EU also establishes that Jabba keeps the dancers in order to show 'lesser' species that he can have what they want, even when he doesn't want them himself. There's also speculation that he really ''is'' interested in them...and this suspicion makes other Hutts view him as being a sexual deviant.
* Gillman in ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'' kidnaps human women twice because, as the LastOfHisKind, he's pretty lonely. Thankfully it never goes past {{The Scream}}ing stage once they're rescued.
* The Beast in ''Film/{{Krull}}'', a giant, reptilian monster, has conquered many worlds but wishes to be wed to the human princess Lyssa.
* This trope is played straight in the movie ''Film/{{Dagon}}'' which is a loose retelling of ''The Shadow Over Innsmouth'' set in the present day.
* ''Film/GalaxyQuest'': Parodied in a DeletedScene. When Jason Nesmith and Gwen [=DeMarco=] are attempting to shut down the reactor, they are held up by two of Sarris' men. One of them is strangely attracted to Gwen, which disgusts the other one, who claims that he'd sooner mate with an animal. ("Yes... I ''know''.") Gwen is disgusted by the first one's attraction -- and pissed off at the second one's insult, so she makes the ship's computer squash them underneath a blast door. In that deleted scene, she shows off [[{{Fanservice}} her cleavage]] to [[ShowSomeLeg distract]] one of them.
* The famously awful BMovie ''Film/RobotMonster'' actually justifies this - Ro-Man's attraction to the human girl Alice shocks him, and he spends much of the film trying to work out why he feels that way. When he fails to understand it, and his master orders him to kill Alice, Ro-Man's mind falls apart, and he is reduced to [[MadnessMantra constantly muttering "I must... but I cannot..."]].
* ''Film/HowardTheDuck'', as in the comic, establish Howard and Bev as a romantic couple.
* The 1908 silent film ''When the Man in the Moon Seeks a Wife'' by the Clarendon Company was probably the first example of this in alien form, making the filmed version OlderThanTheyThink.
* Creator/DeanKoontz's ''Demon Seed'', a film about Proteus Four, a MasterComputer, imprisoning a woman in her home so that she can bear his child/avatar. In the film he does this only through necessity, while in the book he confesses to being in love with her.
* In ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', Barf, the half man, half dog "I'm my own best friend", seems to like human women. But then that's not really surprising, as he appears 99% human, and we all know dogs hump people's legs anyway.
* ''I Married a Monster From Outer Space'' is a 1958 SF movie where aliens are replacing human men in a desperate attempt to perpetuate the species as [[{{Gendercide}} their females all died out]]. One of the aliens (the husband of the protagonist) does say that they've been working on making interbreeding possible. ''[=IMaMFOS=]'' is also rare in that the aliens are rather sympathetic, especially as compared to the {{Jerkass}} local guys who keep refusing to marry their girlfriends, preferring to spend all their time drinking and whoring.
* Subverted in ''Film/StarTrekGenerations''
-->'''Lursa''': Human females are so ''repulsive''!
** Although when Soran punches one of the Klingon sisters for nearly getting him killed, she jokingly suggests that he may have been initiating a courtship.
* Played straight and inverted in the 2009 movie ''Film/StarTrek''. Kirk was seen in bed with a GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe and said to have not even human''oid'' conquests under his belt.
-->'''Spock's father:''' You once asked me why I married your mother. I married her because I loved her.
* The whole premise of 1985's ''Breeders''. Exploitation at it's sleaziest.
* ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'' also inverts the trope, as Terl agrees that he thinks Johnny's mate is "the most repulsive female I've ever seen," which is odd, because the only differences between [[HumanAliens Psychlos]] and humans are [[LargeAndInCharge height]], [[FemmeFatalons fingers]], [[BizarreAlienBiology tongue]], and [[AlienHair dreads.]]
* Justified in ''Film/TheBrainFromPlanetArous'' - Gor, possessing a human body, wants to get horizontal with his host's fiancée because he wants to indulge ''all'' the possible senses; being a disembodied brain, having ''any'' sensation at all is a novelty.
* ''Film/EarthGirlsAreEasy'' is a comedy based on this trope. When the three furry aliens are given a makeover, however, they resemble date-worthy guys - where in star Julie Brown's original '50s-esque song, the alien is slimy, bug-eyed, and looks "like a cross between Series/{{Flipper}} and Alan Thicke".
* ''Progeny'' has a setup like this, though making use of the more common reports of artificial insemination via alien technology. [[spoiler: Which is then horribly subverted when it's revealed this is just AFormYouAreComfortableWith, the entire "ship" is one creature.]]
* ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' has Wheelie describe Mikaela Banes as "hot" and he even attempts to hump her leg later in the film. The film takes this trope one step further too, as Wheelie is not only an alien from another planet, but also a {{mechanical lifeform|s}}.
* In ''Film/{{Rubber}}'', [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext a living car tire with deadly psychic powers]] comes to have a strange obsession with an attractive female motorist. At one point the police have her chastise the tire for "his" sexual fixation.
* The {{Golem}} in the silent movie ''Film/TheGolem'' temporarily shows a fascination with his creator's [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter beautiful daughter]] Miriam, though he soon loses interest.
* ''Monsters (Humanoids from the Deep)''[[note]] Yes, there are parentheses in the title[[/note]]: Genetically engineered salmon mutate into humanoid amphibians, who then go around raping human women. The "why" is explained: according to the [[{{anvilicious}} independent female scientist who's really independent and does lots of science]], they mate with human women in order to continue their [[EvolutionaryLevels evolutionary advance]]. ''How'' salmon-men can reproduce with ''homo sapiens'' is not explained.[[note]] Especially since salmon reproduce by [[ArtisticLicenseBiology ejecting eggs and sperm into the water]] and no genital contact is made.[[/note]] Tits are shown instead.
* ''Film/TerrorFromTheYear5000'' features a human female from a post-apocalyptic world going back in time to find an uncontaminated man to bring back to her own time for breeding purposes. Radiation has made the human race pretty ugly by the year 5000, so the female has to disguise her appearance by [[{{Squick}} ripping the face off of a nurse and wearing it over her own.]]
* ''Film/MenInBlack'' has some fun with this when the bug-alien kidnaps the DamselInDistress and drags her into his spaceship...because he [[ImAHumanitarian might need a snack on the way back to his planet!]]

* In David Gerrold's ''Chess With a Dragon'', the Earth is horrendously in debt to a galactic information-brokerage, and its leaders are desperate to find a way to pay it off. Unfortunately, other alien races will only assume Earth's debt in return for either [[PlanetLooters strip-mining rights to the planet]], or for millions of humans as slaves/food/hosts. One of the offers considered is a deal to hand over a mere several thousand humans, for payments that will significantly reduce Earth's debt ... but these aliens only want females. The aliens in question aren't exclusively interested in ''human'' females: it's the same deal they offer to any sentient race that meets certain physiological parameters. [[spoiler: The Earth's leadership turned this one down, and opted not to ask why the women were needed.]]
* Equal Opportunity again: ''The Vanishing'' by Creator/BentleyLittle centers around the modern descendants of 19th-century couplings between humans and a secret race of monsters who, despite being hideous 8 foot tall MixAndMatchCritters who speak in BlackSpeech, have a practically supernatural sexual appeal that makes them irresistible to humans. As a result, they don't need to chase or abduct human women or men; the humans tend to seek them out, usually just for a quickie, but sometimes going on to abandon their families to go live amongst the monsters.
* Creator/RobertSilverberg's "Ishmael In Love" is told from the perspective of a superintelligent dolphin in love with his trainer. Unlike most examples of this trope, he's actually surprised by this attraction and considers it unusual.
* Donald Tyson appears to have a fetish for this trope. His work of [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]] {{metafiction}}, ''Necronomicon: The Wanderings of Alhazred'' necessarily incorporates it when it mentions [[Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth the Deep Ones]] and [[Literature/TheDunwichHorror Yog-Sothoth]], but [[AuthorAppeal he uses it even when it is not part of the original canon]]. For instance, Tyson's Alhazred claims that Nyarlathotep assumes his human form in order to mate with women, that [[Literature/TheShadowOutOfTime the Yithians]] exchanged their minds with men to get at the women on Earth, and that Shub-Niggurath is similar to a hideous alien succubus.
* The draconians of the ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' universe originally had their female members remain unhatched, leading to a JustifiedTrope where they are attracted to female elves and humans as substitutes. However, when encountering female draconians in the book ''Draconian Measures'' a group of male draconians has a member who comments that female draconians would be no fun because, as he tells his fellows, "Hugging them would be just like hugging one of you guys!"
* E.E. Knight's ''Literature/AgeOfFire'' novel series has (male) Western dragons who find the scent and shape of human females alluring, seeing it as a strange compulsion whose farthest extent is apparently the source of the devouring-maidens myth, or, alternatively, keeping a bunch of hot female human servants around.
* Artist Cireulo's coffee-table ''Book of the Dragon'' conceives dragons as a species where females are extremely rare and beautiful female humanoids often become favoured servants and a source of companionship. Not to {{squick}} levels, though it's mentioned that a maiden sent to be devoured by a Water Dragon has often become the "Queen of his heart" instead.
* Subverted in Joe Haldeman's novel ''Literature/TheForeverWar''; a MindProbe produced by the Earth military portrays Tauren soldiers raping human women with gigantic purple members, an entirely fanciful depiction as at the time the film is made nobody on Earth has the slightest idea what a Tauren looks like, in order to get the human soldiers angry enough to kill. The hero is aware that it is totally false but his subconscious makes his teeth start grinding in readiness to KILL! [[spoiler:Ultimately they turn out to be an androgynous clone species who have no interest in human women]].
* Explored in Creator/OctaviaButler 's ''Literature/{{Xenogenesis}}'' trilogy: Mars needs 'everybody.' Specifically, gene trader aliens who travel throughout the universe mixing their DNA with other species in order to create new, stronger breeds. In a twist, this makes them value life so much that they can't leave self-destructive humanity alone, even if it's what the humans want. Much of the conflict comes from humans being less than thrilled with this.
* Treated quite soberly and gender-flipped in "A Rose For Ecclesiastes", in which all male Martians and most females have become sterile, not long before humans visit their world. Unusual in that the female who has an affair with a human linguist didn't realize he could impregnate her, and because her lover then has to talk the other Martians out of their prior resignation to extinction. How often does Mars have to be ''convinced'' it needs women/men? [[note]] She knew/believed she would get pregnant, based on an ancient Martian prophecy describing how someone who met the description of her accomplishments (something about mastering "the 1,000 dances") would get pregnant by a man from Earth (who would convince the Martians to live) and thus save their species. She just hoped it wasn't true because she didn't love him back (but did her duty for her people) and, like most of the Martians, was resigned to the extinction of her people[[/note]]
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' story "Literature/BlackColossus", the EldritchAbomination wants the princess. Then again, it WasOnceAMan.
-->''"But thou shalt be my queen, oh princess! I will teach thee the ancient forgotten ways of pleasure. We—" Before the stream of cosmic obscenity which poured from the shadowy colossus, Yasmela cringed and writhed as if from a whip that flayed her dainty bare flesh.''
** In "Shadows in the Moonlight", Conan deduced the gray ape-man attacked out of lust for Olivia.
* Inverted in ''Literature/TheInvertedWorld''. The human inhabitants of the City, due to a highly-skewed gender ratio, realize that the only way to keep the City's population up is to interbreed with the (apparently human) natives of the strange world they're trapped in. They thus begin bringing native women to the City to bear children -- willingly or otherwise.
* In ''Raiders from the Rings'' by Alan E. Nourse, radiation in space destroys sperm with X chromosomes, so Spacers can only have male children. After a war between the Earth and the Spacers, Earth cuts off emigration, so if the Spacers don't want to die out, they have to periodically raid the Earth and kidnap brides for themselves. Keep in mind that the Spacers are fully human, so their attraction to human females is understandable. There is a very good scene where one of the captured women, who has up to this point resisted the abduction, is startled into understanding and almost sympathizing with it.
* Inverted in Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Strata}}'', in which male kung, a {{Humanoid Alien|s}} species, are so overwhelmingly sexy to human females that they must sometimes resort to physical force to discourage the more-susceptible women from trying to jump their bones in public.
* Fat Fred, the Gaean "[[WingedHumanoid angel]]" from ''[[Literature/GaeaTrilogy Wizard]]''. His nickname stems not from his appearance, but from the fact that he's a bit of a ChubbyChaser. And as angels have next to no body fat (in order to be able to fly), even a fairly slim human woman is just his type by angelic standards.
* Gender-reversed in Gary Ghislain's amusing YA novel, ''HowIStoleJohnnyDeppsAlienGirlfriend''. Inhabitants of the [[AmazonBrigade all-female planet Vahalal]] periodically dispatch a beautiful[=/=]formidable 'Traveler' to Earth to bring back a male 'Chosen One', [[SexSlave with or without his consent.]] The title reveals [[Creator/JohnnyDepp whom]] the latest Traveler has set her sights on...
* In Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs's ''Literature/TheMonsterMen'', Number One abducts Virginia. To be sure, they were attempts to create actual men.
* [[HumanoidAbomination Myrddraal]] in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' have this heavily implied in the text (confirmed by WordOfGod) fetish for kidnapping and raping human women. Logically, this makes little sense- Myrddraal can't produce viable offspring (the BlackMagic corruption in them is too strong- on the off chance one ''does'' get its victim pregnant, the child is always stillborn), they don't need to reproduce their race in the first place (they're more like a mutant strain of [[OurOrcsAreDifferent trollocs]] than a viable race in their own right, and new Myrddraal will always be born from the general trolloc population) and there's really nothing innate in them that would cause them to find humans sexually appealing (again, they're an offshoot of trollocs, and WordOfGod is that the only way a trolloc would find a human woman appealing is as [[ImAHumanitarian dinner]]). Because Myrddraal seem to be mostly devoid of any emotion that isn't sadism, the real reason just seems to be [[ForTheEvulz sheer spite]].
* ''{{Literature/Quozl}}'' has the alien settler species of the story, who believe in frequent sex as a legitimate way of blowing off steam, find Humans quite attractive in an exotic way. Considering most Humans find the rabbit like aliens quite cute looking, the feeling usually mutual.
* Averted in one of the Literature/DominicFlandry stories. A young woman wonders if a male nonhuman who has been very attentive to her is romantically interested in her; she then scolds herself for silliness, reminding herself how completely unattractive she must look from his viewpoint.
* Subverted in ''[[http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/johnson_10_09/ Spar]]'', a 2009 short story by Kij Johnson. After the destruction of her spacecraft, a human woman is trapped in a lifeboat with a {{Starfish Alien|s}} survivor, and they have {{squick}}-inducing sex simply because there's nothing else to do. Worse, she has no means of communicating with the alien, so never discovers if the act has any meaning for it; or even if she's having sex with a sentient alien at all and not just their equivalent of the houseplant.
* The almost-human aliens in ''Literature/SagaOfTheExiles'' can't breed with humans, though they enthusiastically have sex with them in every combination. But they use human women as surrogate mothers (their females have trouble carrying a foetus to term on Earth) to the point of wearing them out by constant pregnancies.
* The ultimate motivation of [[spoiler:the fairies of Hy Brasil]] in "Literature/TheStonesAreHatching" is to kidnap human women and make them their wives, believing that due to the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI war]] there will be no men left to stop them.
* In ''The Yillian Way'', by John Keith Laumer, the Yill ruler suggests to a human diplomat that they carouse with the handmaidens after political negotiations are over. He's been considerate enough to import some human girls for the purpose, and considers trying one of them. "I fancy an occasional perversion."
* In ''LightNovel/UnlimitedFafnir'', the dragons seek out the (all-female with one exception) [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Ds]] as mates. They have the ability to "mark" Ds, which eventually transforms them into another of their own kind that they can reproduce with. This is because [[spoiler:Vritra, one of the dragons, wants to create dragon-D hybrid offspring, who would eventually be capable of marking and transforming all of humanity into dragons.]]

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Parodied in the episode [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion "The Christmas Invasion"]]; the aliens demand our minerals, our cattle, and our women. The reference to women was edited out of the spoken dialogue, but one of the characters has a translator and the text can be seen on its screen.
** Parodied again in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E12TheStolenEarth "The Stolen Earth"]]:
--->'''Wilf:''' Get back inside, Sylvia! They always go after the women!
** In "The Name of the Doctor", Strax is having one of his usual ComedicSociopathy moments.
-->"This planet is now property of the Sontaran Empire! Surrender your women and intellectuals!"
** Subverted in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E6TheVampiresOfVenice "The Vampires of Venice"]]. While the aliens are indeed after our women, by their standards, humans look like food. They're actually converting the women into females of their own species to generate a viable gene pool.
** Inversion in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E5FleshAndStone "Flesh and Stone"]]; Amy Pond, after an extremely traumatizing ordeal, jumps the Doctor and [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar outright requests]] GladToBeAliveSex at the very end of the episode.
* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'': If you're an evil race of robots, what's the first thing to do after subjecting humanity to a nuclear apocalypse? Round up the survivors and put them in "farms" to produce your HalfHumanHybrid offspring, of course. While the one we saw was an all-girl institution, WordOfGod has it that there were stud farms as well.
** And in fact, the only successful union was human male-cylon female.
* ''Series/{{Sliders}}'': Wade is PutOnABus... to a Kromagg breeding camp. Ewww. The Kromaggs really ''did'' Need Women, as their own females had been rendered infertile by an attack on their homeworld, and since they're hominids, interbreeding isn't nearly as genetically far out as most examples on this page. Even then, the hybrids are implied to be mostly sterile.
* In ''Series/BabylonFive'', the Narn Ambassador, G'Kar, regularly rents human prostitutes and even attempts to bribe the station's telepath into sleeping with him--[[BlatantLies for purely reproductive reasons, of course]]. (His species has no telepaths.) It seems to be viewed as a personal fetish of his, though, rather than a normal preference for his species. He also likes Centauri women, who are HumanAliens except for their vastly different sexual organs.
** The ''Crusade'' spinoff revealed that inter-species pornography exists in the setting, and at least one main character has a stash of it. The video the other characters stumble across is noted to involve two species that are physically completely incompatible, but "technology is a wonderful thing".
* It's rather convenient that the patrons of Quark's bar (and Quark) in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' all prefer slim women with features that are traditionally attractive to Western viewers. It seems far more likely that he would keep a diverse group (of women ''and'' men) around to spin his Dabo wheel in order to appeal to all of the species that pass through the bar.
** Not surprising though, as appealing to the viewers is far more important than to fictional "customers". Quark knows where his bread is ''really'' buttered, and selling fruity drinks in a replicator-based society ain't it.
** Homaged in the episode "Far Beyond The Stars", where Captain Sisko dreams that he (and several other characters on ''Deep Space Nine'') are writers for a 1950's WeirdScience {{pulp|Magazine}} called "Incredible Tales". The illustrator comes in with his latest set of drawings (which the writers have to think up stories for) one of which shows a Bug-Eyed Monster crawling over an apartment ledge towards a buxom woman sunbathing in a towel. One of the writers, Herbert Rossoff (actually Quark without his makeup), instantly derides the picture as garbage...then quickly says he'll write the story for it.
** In one of the novels, Quark is persuaded (after much foot-dragging and whining) to hire a Dabo boy.
** There were a couple of Dabo girls with [[http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Unnamed_humanoids_(24th_century)#Yellow_Dabo_girl.27s_race non-human facial features]], although they did still have conventionally attractive humanoid figures.
** The whole thing may say more about Quark's own taste than that of his customers Indeed, an early episode opens with one of the Dabo girls having come to Sisko asking for help getting out of a particular clause in the "Ferengi Print" of her contract (and presumably ''all'' the Dabo girl contracts) requiring her to have sex with Quark (heavily implied, but not stated out-right, it's 'Trek after all).
** Standards of beauty/sexy among the station's residents seems to be similar for humans, Bajorans, and a number of other {{Human Alien|s}} races, so Quark's hiring practices may just be him milking the biggest share of his potential customer base. For all we know, he might have some non-humanoid dabos who come in one night a week, to appeal to his more exotic-looking customers.
* Parodied by Punt and Dennis, in a sketch where [[ConversationalTroping they explore various science fiction tropes]]. Hugh Dennis plays the alien:
--> Our world is dying. A mysterious space virus has wiped out all our females. We wish to take three hundred thousand of your Earth women for ''[leers]'' breeding purposes.
* Gleefully parodied in the ''Series/WaltDisneyPresents'' episode "Mars and Beyond". An evil robot kidnaps the beautiful secretary of a [[ScienceHero pipe-smoking egghead]], who is subjected to a number of bizarre experiments. She [[DamselOutOfDistress eventually manages to escape her captors]] before her boss even notices she's gone.
* Inverted in an episode of ''Series/RedDwarf'' where a female G.E.L.F marries Lister in exchange for a replacement for Starbug. He runs away out of terror just before the wedding night, thankfully.
* Rife in Franchise/TheMuppets, where interspecies dating is the norm. Kermit and Miss Piggy, Gonzo and Camilla, and once, on ''Series/MuppetsTonight!'', even Cindy Crawford and Bobo the Bear. Continued in [[Series/TheMuppets the 2015 series]], which is more adult oriented, and portrays Fozzie's dating a human woman as being like an interracial relationship (complete with disapproving parents who believe negative stereotypes about bears). In addition, Miss Piggy dates human men, Sam has feelings for Janice, Gonzo tries to date a human-looking Muppet (who throws him over for Liam Hemsworth), and Kermit is dating a new character who is another pig (he admits attraction to the species), but also has a crush on Lea Thompson.
* Subverted for laughs on ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle''. Aliens had been seen in a neighboring ranch th the Grotto, and as everyone rushes out to look, Otto exclaims, "Be sure not to wave at them! They think your hands are sex organs and you don't want to get into that!"

* Music/FrankZappa's instrumental track "Manx Needs Women" is a PunBasedTitle, found on the album ''Music/ZappaInNewYork''. The song has a DoubleEntendre in the sense that ''Manx'' are inhabitants of the Isle of Man, thus explaining why they would need women.
* Music/RobZombie's song "Mars Needs Women" [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin is just this]]… But not just normal women. Mars needs angry, red women.
* Peter Wolf's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz78OECC8zU Mars Needs Women]]" is an AffectionateParody retelling the B-movie's plot.

* Myth/ClassicalMythology has all manner of male deities, satyrs, centaurs, and demi-gods falling in lust/love with and/or abducting/raping female humans. The reverse was very rare, partly because centaurs and satyrs are {{One Gender Race}}s. With the exception of some versions of the Amazons that had them taking male slaves in order to breed with them.
* ''It happened after the sons of men had multiplied in those days, that daughters were born to them, elegant and beautiful. And when the angels, the sons of heaven, beheld them, they became enamored of them, saying to each other, "Come, let us select for ourselves wives from the progeny of men, and let us beget children".'' - from the Apocryphal Book of Enoch in ''Literature/TheBible''.
** And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. - Genesis 6:1-4. There us some religious debate on whether this is a different version of the same story.
* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Encantado&redirect=no/ Encantados]] from Brazilian Folklore: magical river dolphins which, at night, become handsome young men and seduce (human) girls. (Anyone who knows enough about bottlenoses can tell you that this depiction of dolphins is [[AccidentallyCorrectWriting slightly more accurate than you'd think.]])

* Played for laughs in ''Pinball/AttackFromMars''
--->'''Woman:''' Get your hands off me, all four of them!
* Punned in ''Pinball/RevengeFromMars'' with the mission "Mars Kneads Women".
* Suggested in ''Pinball/RedAndTedsRoadShow'', at the start of the AlienInvasion in Seattle:
-->'''Red:''' "Hey look Ted, aliens!"
-->'''Ted:''' "I think they ''like'' ya, Red."

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' mission "Clones in Space" features the [[YiddishAsASecondLanguage shmegegi]], except they can't bring themselves to actually follow up on their lust and wind up just reciting tepid poetry instead.
* [[{{TabletopGame/Warhammer40000}} Commorragh]] needs Women. [[DepravedBisexual And Men.]] [[RunningGag And Orks.]] [[UpToEleven And Tau.]] [[OverlyLongGag And Kroot.]] [[ExtremeOmnisexual And pretty much any other species that it's possible to rape]] and torture.
* All over the place in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' and ''{{TabletopGame/Pathfinder}}''. Dragons, Celestials, and Fiends can and do interbreed with just about anybody, but Elves and Orcs have produced so many hybrids that Half-Elves and Half-Orcs are fully established races of their own. And the other "Half" in those cases is invariably assumed to be human. Elves like humans because their shorter lives make them more outgoing and exciting, and for an elf even a decades long relationship can be considered a "fling". Orcs often intentionally seek out humans to breed with, as the resulting offspring will be smarter than orcs (if not as strong), and lack their sensitivity to bright light.
** A few dwarf communities in the ''Forgotten Realms'' have begun (very discreetly) to encourage their young unmarried males to spend a few years living alongside humans, with the very-much-unspoken hope that some will marry human women. Dwarf-kind in the Realms has seen its population in decline for many generations, and the elder dwarves who are subtly promoting this practice hope that such pairings' half-human offspring will breed back into the dwarf population, thus infusing humans' greater fertility into their clans' bloodlines.
* Not really Mars, no, they've got their own, but apparently [[ShoutOut Callisto]] [[Film/KingKong yetis]] from ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' can develop an attraction to beautiful women and handsome men.

* The entire concept behind the Firenze/Umbridge pairing in ''[[Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical A Very Potter Sequel.]]''

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/StarControl II'' has Admiral [=ZEX=], a hideous tentacle alien whose species, the VUX, finds humans completely repulsive and all except the strongest stomachs amongst them projectile vomit violently as soon as they see one. However, [=ZEX=] is different. He...[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sk3i57DCE5o 'enjoys' humans]].
** Though in this case his specific obsession is with the male Captain.
** Heck, at the end of the game, you [[spoiler: wind up marrying a Syreen captain]]. Turns out that Syreen are biologically human; the blue skin and red hair are just racial traits. To this day, nobody knows why humans have two extremely distant homeworlds.
** Taken one step farther in that the Syreen (the race from which the Captain's future wife comes from) are heavily implied to need men (specifically human men) to keep their race going, since most men were killed when their homeworld was destroyed. The survivors are mostly female because it was mostly the all-female Space Patrol that was off-planet at the time.
* Subverted in ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} III: Reign of Chaos'', where a group of orcs come across quillboars - a race of bipedal boars that only barely qualify as "anthromorphic" - and one of them remarks that "at least they're prettier than humans". (It could be said that the Orcs have a somewhat porcine appearance, so...).
** Warchief Thrall was long believed to be a case of this trope, since his best childhood friend was a human girl the same age as him (a lot of people assume they were more than friends), and he's had a good friendship with Jaina Proudmoore (with whom he's commonly shipped). However, [[WordOfGod Chris Metzen]] has stated that Thrall just plain isn't into human women and married an Orcish woman.
* Played straight in the VideoGame/DukeNukem game ''Land of the Babes''. Earth has been taken over, all the other men have been killed, and the "human babe" is the hottest commodity in the universe.
** Also, of the other Duke Nukem games, starting with ''3D''.
---> "Nobody steals our chicks... and lives."
** In fact, killing one of the women in 3D results in more enemies spawning. They're serious about getting those women.
** ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'' has Duke himself {{lampshade|Hanging}} the frequency of this trope.
--->"Damn it, why do they always take the hot ones?"
* In the second game of the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series, the third case involved a 'assumingly' living puppet that has a romantic obsession with one of the female characters in that particular case... even with intents on marrying her someday.
* The {{Trope Namer|s}} is given a nod in the twelfth level of ''VideoGame/ZombiesAteMyNeighbors'', titled "Mars Needs Cheerleaders," the character's first encounter with [[GoddamnBats Martians]] and [[BossBattle their space saucer]].
* Averted in ''VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense''. The aliens do kidnap earth women (and animals) but it isn't an act of eroticism - they simply use them in genetic engineering, both to mix human DNA with the other subject races in their civilisation (to produce even better warriors etc.) and to breed them (note that the woman isn't necessarily alive at the time).
* Daxter of the ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'' series. Although he has the excuse that he used to be human (or [[RubberForeheadAliens the local equivalent thereof]]), he also manages to actually ''get'' a girl during the series, [[spoiler:who eventually gets turned into an Ottsel like him]].
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' depicts Link as a subject of romantic attention from [[FishPeople Zora women]] like [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ruto]] and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Mipha]]. ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle of Ages]]'' depicts Link getting the affections of the Maku Tree, while ''Oracle of Seasons'' lets him go on a date with Rosa of the Subrosians, a race of hooded creatures whose actual appearance is unknown.
* Equal Opportunity again: Ruby, Hiro's sidekick in ''VideoGame/Lunar2EternalBlueComplete'' who looks like a flying cat, happens to have a crush on him. Equally creepy, for those who somehow haven't played the first game, is the fact that the Human character Nall seems to have a crush on ''Ruby''. But as it turns out, [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Ruby and Nall are both dragons]].
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''
** Bowser is a StalkerWithACrush on Peach. Bowser is a giant somewhat-dragon-like tortoise (he also has eight children, but the identity of their mother(s) has yet to be revealed). And it's not just Bowser; a ''computer'' falls for Peach in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor''.
** Also Rosalina from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''. According to her backstory, the main reason why the Lumas (an entire race of star people) kidnapped her is because a young Luma thought that she was its mother, and as a result ''all'' of the younger Lumas wanted her to be their mother too. But then Rosalina discovered that her real family on Earth is now long dead, and as a result she agreed to be the Lumas' mother from then on.
* The description for the BlobMonster Orthros in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' claims it has "an inordinate Fondness of comely Maidens." Orthros only appears in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' if you have an all-female party. Orthros is an {{Expy}} of the octopus Ultros from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''. If his battle dialogue is to be believed, the latter is also an example of this trope.
* Played with in ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
** While the PlayerCharacter can pursue many different species who all presumably find Shepard physically attractive, it mostly has to do with the fact that they're [[IfItsYouItsOkay Shepard]], and not due to a specific human fetish.
** However, human women are still seen as mostly attractive--rather than on their own merits, it has to do with the fact they resemble the [[GreenSpaceBabe asari]] nearly perfectly. The asari were the first (currently living) species to achieve galactic expansion, and all other species look at them as a symbol of wisdom, power, and beauty. Combine this with the fact asari can mate with ''any'' species, the asari--and therefore human female--form is considered a standard of beauty, even for extremely non-human species like the krogan.
** The asari themselves are this trope, as they can produce an offspring with any other species. Though they can mate with one another, doing so is very taboo, as the resulting offspring have a very high chance of manifesting a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent dangerous genetic condition]]. Therefore, most asari tend to seek out partners of a different species.
* In ''Superfrog'' for the Amiga, Superfrog's girlfriend is a human princess, and at the end of the game [[spoiler:he's not at all pleased when she turns into a fellow frog after he kisses her]].
* In a rare {{Fantasy}} example, the Ruloi from ''VideoGame/LandsOfLore'', who are invaders from another world, kidnap females, although not necessarily humans - in one cutscene they abduct a [[CatFolk huline woman]]. What exactly they do with them is never explained, although one Ruloi telepathically tells Copper in the third game that "We need vessels."
* Pastiched in ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxTheDevilsPlayhouse'', in which the alien gorilla Skun-ka'pe is romantically obsessed with Girl Stinky (who [[spoiler: [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent isn't exactly human]], but appears perfectly human and]] comes from Earth). Skun-ka'pe's whole character is a big ShoutOut to zero-budget [=50s=] sci-fi {{B Movie}}s such as ''Film/RobotMonster'', so everyone's fairly GenreSavvy about this. Also, Girl Stinky is romantically involved with Sal, a ''six foot tall Cockroach''.
* In ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'', Eddie and his army, Ironheade, befriend and recruit an AmazonBrigade known as the Zaulia. They like to abduct "mates," and have something called "[[DoYouWantToCopulate The Mating Challenge]]" they invite men to.
* In the ''{{VideoGame/Thera}}'' GameMod for ''VideoGame/MedievalIITotalWar'', the [[TheHorde Uruk Dominion's]] bestial warriors are bred by having their strongest and most capable soldiers breed with captured human women. Apparently, the Uruks and Ly Kans, despite their outwardly monstrous appearances, are genetically similar enough to humans that they can breed true, though [[GenderEqualsBreed male offspring of such a union are always bestial while female offspring are always human]].
* PlayedForLaughs in ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''. One of the audio logs you can collect is a love poem from a Sangheilli admirer of a certain female Spartan-IV. Who's the [[SarcasmMode lucky lady]] you ask? [[spoiler:Commander Sarah Palmer]], of course. Doubly hilarious since her voice actress is [[spoiler:Creator/JenniferHale, probably best known for playing female Commander Shepard in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' franchise, whose ability to seduce members of other species has reached MemeticMutation status]].
* Predictably in ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans'', as it's a loving send-up and parody of 50's alien invasion flicks, with the player as the the alien invader. One of your earliest missions is to kidnap one human female for "testing" purposes, so the aliens can determine if human DNA can solve their CloningBlues. The sequel ramps it up by heavily implying your character is the first of these aliens in a very long time to have a, ahem, "package."

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''
** In the toon [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/datenite.html Date Nite]], The Cheat (a Pikachu-esque SpeechImpairedAnimal) goes on a date with Marzipan (a... human being? Maybe? She's a lot closer to human than The Cheat, anyway). To be fair, Marzipan is the [[TheSmurfettePrinciple only female character]] in the series. Who ''else'' is he going to go out with?
** Strong Bad is also attracted to humans.

* Parodied in ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'' by referencing ''WesternAnimation/MarsNeedsMoms'', but with [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/727 Duke Nukem]] getting on their ship.
* Inverted in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': Tsukiko is [[ILoveTheDead attracted to the undead]], and in love with [[OurLichesAreDifferent Xykon]]. Xykon's not interested however, as he's "not one of those disgusting biophilliacs".
* The Demonic Duck from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' is attracted to humans. When the gay character Justin comments on how unnatural this is, the duck replies, "Oh, gee, I don't know. Shouldn't ''you'' be attracted to ''women?''" Justin concedes the point.
* Inverted in [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2002-07-20 this strip]] of ''Webcomic/SinFest''.
** ''Sinfest'' does strips like that every so often. [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-07-16 They're not really related to the original topic anymore]].
** But [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-03-16 Pimptopia needs bitches.]]
* Inverted in the ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'' side-story, [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/narbonic/series.php?view=archive&chapter=10082&mpe=1&step=1 The Astonishing Excursions of Helen Narbon & Co.]], set in the Victorian Era. Chapter Sixteen is in fact titled "Mars Needs Men", and shows that the entire population of Mars is female. We later discover that [[spoiler: they are in fact shape-shifting protoplasmic blobs, taking the form of the only human they've ever met -- Helen Narbon's mother]].
** Also Artie, a gerbil, wonders why he's interested in humans. Specifically, male ones.
* Sergeant Schlock of ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' is a Carboscilicate Amorph, who is frequently confused with a pile of crap (much to his annoyance). In addition to him falling in love with the human Admiral Breya Andreyasn, there was also a running joke about him having a ''[[PornStash Sports Lustystrated 1000 Years of Swimsuit Editions]]'' [[PornStash Collection]] in the [[CharacterizationMarchesOn early days of the comic]].
-->'''Jevee Ceeta:''' The thought of you having romantic feelings towards human females makes me crawl inside, Sergeant.
-->'''Schlock:''' Why? It's very natural and normal.
-->'''Jevee Ceeta:''' I can explain it in two words, and they rhyme with 'Pentacle Rex.'
** As tends to be the case with this comic, however, it's {{justified|Trope}}. Carboscilicate Amorphs are effectively asexual, and reproduce through a form of mitosis. Through observation, character-traits and parts of the personality of the 'mate' is imprinted on the proto-amorph... and as such, Amorphs are attracted primarily to strong personalities and character-traits, regardless of the physical form. In fact, it turns out that [[spoiler: Schlock's grandmother is a human]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}'' parodies this when [[spoiler:Digger, a wombat, is joining the hyena tribe for complicated reasons]]. One of the (matriarchal) hyenas says "What's she going to do? Move into our huts, eat our food, and seduce our menfolk?" "It could happen..."
* ''Webcomic/CatAndGirl'': [[http://catandgirl.com/?p=986 Mars Needs Envelopes.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'': Parodied [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2100/fc02042.htm here]]. [[spoiler: Actually, the abducted red robot had recorded evidence of a crime, which Sawtooth was recovering for the investigation.]]
* In ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' it's been established that Nemesites really ''do'' care mainly about personality over anything else, and so interspecies romances are not that uncommon; Ahem is quick to point out that this fact is also a convenient excuse for arranging otherwise preposterous political marriages.
* In ''Webcomic/TryingHuman'' TheGreys. It's complicated.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* One of the "Monkey News" segments on ''Radio/TheRickyGervaisShow'' involved a chimp named "Ollie" whom the zookeeper took a liking to. Ultimately, he brought the chimp home because it was becoming morose at the zoo, and it wound up making a pass at his wife. [[http://www.pilkipedia.co.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Oliver_the_Humanzee Apparently at least some of the story was true.]]
* This happens a ''lot'' on Website/{{Literotica}}. The only version more common than "alien abducts human woman ForScience" is "alien abducts human man [[GenderBender and turns him into a woman]] ForScience."
* {{Discussed|Trope}} - and ultimately {{averted|Trope}} - in ''Literature/PayMeBug'':
--> "It's about time [[BadGuyBar Dyorbid]] actually hired an attractive waitress," Morgan said. Grif laughed.\\
"Well, hold on," Grif said, "let's be fair. The Murdec who worked here a few months back was very attractive... to other Murdecs."
* Inverted [[http://humon.deviantart.com/art/Mars-needs-Men-413549341 in this piece of art]] and appropriately named "Mars Needs Men".

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* The page image here comes from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons: WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS10E4TreehouseOfHorrorIX IX]]'' (during the short "Starship Poopers"). In this (non-canon) origin story for Maggie Simpson, her mother Marge reveals that she was once [[AlienAbduction abducted by the alien Kang]], who tried (and failed) to seduce her with some corny pick-up lines. Frustrated, Kang fired an [[RayGun energy beam]] that caused Marge to become pregnant with [[HalfHumanHybrid their hybrid baby, Maggie]].
* Franchise/ScoobyDoo's attraction to Creator/SandyDuncan.
* There are a [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Robot-fleshling_romance small handful of minor examples]] in ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''. And then there is ''[[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Kiss_Players Kiss Players]]''.
* Amy and Kif's romance on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''... but on ''that'' show, nobody seems to give species a second thought in romantic pairings anyway (just as long as you [[FantasticRacism aren't dating a robot]]).
** Or, conversely, as long as you're not dating a human: "If anyone asks, you're my [[IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow debugger]]."
** In one episode dealing with [[MechanicalEvolution evolving robots]], apparently after 1 billion years of robotic evolutionary history ([[TimeDilation about 2 days]] [[MindScrew for humans]]), robotic Neanderthals thought that, despite humans being made of substances they’d never seen before, Leela and Amy were hot enough to kidnap and make their wives.
** Subverted with the Miss Universe beauty pageant. Despite having multiple contestants that looked like attractive human females (and even some actual humans!), the winner was a giant paramecium.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', Bloo becomes temporarily infatuated with Frankie (as does [[PrecociousCrush Mac]], a teenager and an imaginary man), despite not showing any attraction towards her in the [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment rest of the series.]]
-->'''Mac''': She's so nice.
-->'''Bloo''': And hot!
* Brian the dog on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' has the hots for Lois, the (human) wife of Peter Griffin. When Peter is thought to have died, Brian and Lois get married, and almost consummate their relationship, until Peter ends up being found. He also has a relationship, and, evidently, quite a lot of sex with [[DumbBlonde Jillian,]] and had sex with [[Series/TheHills Lauren Conrad]], which gave her worms as a result. [[MST3KMantra It's probably best not to think too much about that]]. "The Former Life of Brian" revealed he had a son (!!!) with one of his girlfriends. The son, creepily, appears to be entirely human, and all problematic aspects of his existence are {{handwave}}d away -- even the most basic ones.
-->'''Stewie:''' But how can your son be 13 when you yourself are only 7?
-->'''Brian:''' Those are dog years.
-->'''Stewie:''' ...[[LampshadeHanging That doesn't make any sense]].
-->'''Brian:''' You know, Stewie, if you don't like it, [[TakeThatAudience go complain about it on the Internet]].
* Creator/SethMacFarlane's other show, ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', has Klaus the goldfish lusting after Francine Smith. Although, he ''was'' human, but had his brain put into a goldfish's body by the CIA because...ya know, it's [[BellisariosMaxim just easier not to explain the whole situation]]. Roger the alien also has a crush on Hayley and/or Francine in one episode. OK, so [[spoiler:it was just a scam to get a free T-shirt]], but still.
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''
** In the series, Gorilla Grodd is known for his three companions, the [[HotScientist Hot]] (and {{Mad|scientist}}) scientist he met on the Internet; Giganta, a size-changing ape-turned-human, and Tala, a witch. He's got taste.
** Also, shortly before the end of the last season, J'onn decided to go on hiatus for a while. A few episodes later, as he reappeared for the last battle, it was pretty clear he spent that time living with a middle-aged Chinese woman.
* On one episode of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Hank Hill goes to swim with a dolphin event, rubs the dolphin's belly, and well ...
* Inverted In a later episode of ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'', where the title character is abducted by an all-female race of space aliens who then proceed with making him their king. Everything goes fine, until Johnny has them install [[AliensStealCable cable TV]]. The aliens immediately lose interest in him after seeing Creator/MelGibson.
* WesternAnimation/BugsBunny has an infatuation with human women, a couple of notable examples: Near the end of "Bugs Bunny Rides Again", he fights Yosemite Sam for a train full of women heading for Miami and after he wins, Bugs waves goodbye to Sam while covered in lipstick. In "Slick Hare", he avoids Elmer Fudd, who wants to roast Bugs for a sandwich for Creator/HumphreyBogart, in the end he reveals that he wanted the sandwich for his girlfriend Lauren Bacall, to whom he refers as "Baby"; when Bugs hears this he says, "Anything Baby wants, Baby gets," and Bugs delivers himself on a platter for her while ogling and howling at her.
* Twilight Sparkle in ''WesternAnimation/EquestriaGirls'' was definitely attracted to Flash Sentry's human counterpart. The {{Fan Fiction}}s and parodies where Twilight had a ''[[InterspeciesRomance thing]]'' for humans immediately followed.
* The [[OurGnomesAreWeirder gnomes]] in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' are an [[OneGenderRace all-male]] race that requires a human "[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar queen]]". Which they try to force Mabel to [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe marry them]].
* Through the various ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' cartoons, many humans have shown attraction to the Chipmunks and the Chipettes. Alvin, Theodore and Brittany especially. Even in ''WesternAnimation/ALVINNNAndTheChipmunks'', where they're the size of normal chipmunks.