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Since Most Writers Are Human
, most humanoid inter-species crossbreeds are Half Human Hybrids
. However, sometimes this is averted, and a hybrid has no Homo sapiens
in their family tree at all.
Like its sibling trope, it may lead to Heinz Hybrids
if the person in question isn't a dead-end of the family tree.
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- Garona Halforcen from Warcraft (but not World of Warcraft) was originally vaguely depicted as half-Orc and half something unknown (often thought to be Human), but the comic reveals that she is really half-Orc and half-Draenei.
Anime and Manga
- The Monstrels of the Rosario + Vampire manga are hybrids of two monsters, and are therefore the most common type of monster. Ability-wise, they can have anything from limb weapons to a hypnotic serum that they can inject.
- Urd of Ah! My Goddess is half-god, half-demon. In fact, her parents are the series' versions of God and Satan.
- ElfQuest has two half elves.
- Timmorn Yellow-Eyes was the son of a shape-shifted High One (elf) and a wolf. The conflicting instincts of "immortal shapeshifter" and "mortal being with no concept of past or future" in his heritage nearly drove him mad as seen in this story. By extension his descendants the Wolfriders all have some wolf ancestry as well.
- Two-Edge was half elf and half troll. His mother Winnowill systematically broke his mind, to the point that he was so conflicted about his species that he staged a war between elves and trolls to decide it.
- Marvel Comics has Hulkling. He's the child of Captain Marvel (a Kree) and a Skrull princess.
- Also from Marvel, Troll of the Thunderbolts, who's half-troll and half-Asgardian.
- Marvel's Thor is actually a hybrid of two different species of gods. He's half-Elder God on his mother Gaea's side. This is the reason he's so much stronger than the other Asgardians.
- Symphony Of Ages has Achmed (Dhracian/Firbolg, the product of a rape) and Grunthor (Firbolg/Bengard).
- Lúthien in The Silmarillion was half-Elven and half-Maia. The Maiar are angels which normally don't have real bodies, much less an ability to reproduce. But when the angel Melian fell in love with the elf Thingol, she created a real body for herself, which was apparently biologically elvish. Their daughter looked like an uncommonly beautiful elven woman, but was more than a mere elf. And she had a son, Dior, with her human husband Beren, the first in a looooong line of Heinz Hybrid dudes (culminating in Arwen and Aragorn).
- Commonplace in the Garrett PI novels, the most prominent being the troll/giant "grolls" Doris and Marsha.
- In S.L. Viehl's Blade Dancer, all of the "ClanChildren of Honor" are half-Jorenian. Only Jory and Kol (who, perhaps predictably, hook up in the end after confirming that they're not half-siblings) are Half-Human Hybrids.
- In The Cloud Roads, this is the plan of the Fell, in order to develop hybrids with the Raksura mentors' and queens' powers.
Live Action TV
- In the TNG episode "Birthright", Worf comes across a Romulan POW camp with Klingon survivors of the Romulan's surprise attack on Khitomer. One of the younger Klingons, Ba'el, is half-Romulan.
- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine had Tora Ziyal, whose parents were Cardassian and Bajoran. Since this was a strong taboo, her father initially planned to kill her to protect his career (and thus, ostensibly, the rest of his fully Cardassian family).
- T'Pol was planned to be revealed as half-Romulan in the fifth season of Enterprise. In the Trek universe Romulans are just Vulcans with some genetic differences due to sharing a common ancestor, and a Vulcan/Romulan hybrid may therefore be no more remarkable genetically than a black/white hybrid among humans. Probably slightly more of a difference, since they've been living on entirely different planets for a few thousand years, but still very much the same species.
- Similarly, Saavik from The Wrath of Khan is revealed to be half-Romulan in one of the tie in novels, but you can't tell just by looking at her.
- A full Star Trek list can be found here.
- Dungeons & Dragons Gazetteer The Orcs of Thar gives instructions on how to create a hybrid humanoid. In rare cases, the rules can cause the appearance and size of a Kobold, while having all the combat abilities and stats of a Bugbear.
- The Big Bad in one of the early Role Aids supplements for 1st Edition AD&D was an orc/dwarf hybrid, and the byblow of a dare, an orcish tavern wench, and an extremely intoxicated dwarf prince.
- Gully Dwarves of Dragonlance are the descendants of Dwarves and Gnomes. Seeing the results, Dwarves and Gnomes swore to NEVER BREED AGAIN! ON PAIN OF DEATH!! Sadly, Gully Dwarves by then had grown to sufficient numbers that they were a viable species.
- Magic: The Gathering has Gaea's Skyfolk (an Elf/Merfolk cross) and Razorfin Hunter (a Goblin/Merfolk cross). Nobody has a clue where either of these came from, or why the Skyfolk can fly with neither Elves nor Merfolk can.
- The Ardwin setting for Greg Stolze's Reign fantasy RPG is one where there is no humanity, but a group of three nonhuman races and their hybrid child races. It actually makes the distinction between biological versus cultural traits, meaning an orc raised among dwarves can learn certain "dwarven" ways of doing things while being unable to learn certain orcish ways.
- The Holberker in The Dark Eye are a very minor fringe race originating from otherwise unheard of crossbreeding between elves and orcs.
- WarCraft has Rexxar, half-orc half-Ogre who was the star of the bonus campaign in WCIII.
- World of Warcraft itself has Lantresor, a more minor half-Orc half-Draenei character, and a whole village of half-Ogre half-Orcs including Rexxar's father, Leoroxx (Rexxar's mother is full orc, while Leoroxx isn't).
- Retcons made several years ago have made Garona Halforcen into a half-Orc and half-Draenei.
- Gaia Online has the Gimpi evolving item, the result of a Devil Imp Potion and an Angel Imp Potion getting mixed.
- Creatures 2 and 3 feature a Gene Splicer machine to make your own hybrids. In a likely case of Shown Their Work, C2 hybrids tend to be unviable.
- DmC Devil May Cry turns Vergil and Dante from Half-Human Hybrids into half-angel, half-demon Nephilim.
- Darksiders and Darksiders II features the Four Horseman, last of a race of half-angel, half-demon Nephilim.
- The ancestors of humans in the Diablo series are half-angel half-demon hybrids called the Nephalem. In Diablo III, it turns out your character is the first of the new Nephalem.
- The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion had the Grey Prince, half-orc half vampire.
- Sisters Lisianthus and Kikyou of SHUFFLE! are half God (father) and half Demonness(mother). Primula is a genetically-engineered hybrid of half-Goddess and half-Demoness.
- Miru and Kaku in Hatoful Boyfriend Holiday Star are bipedal bird-mammal hybrids with dovelike heads. The species used in their creation aren't named, but they have white fur and some degree of manual dexterity - then again, so do the birds - so there might be many things in there, with or without human genes.
- Akela T’nadne of Supernormal Step.
- Keeva of Mixed Myth is a goblin/elf.
- The Order of the Stick has the mercenary Enor, who is half-blue dragon, half-ogre.
- Benny of Looking for Group looks like the usual fantasy image of an orc, though her exact race is unknown. Eventually we get more information on her background: Her mother is a blue elf, and her father is most likely the minotaur Krunch.