Kramer: Hey, I just saw a pig man. A pig man! You know, he was sleeping and then he woke up and he looked at me and... and he made this horrible sound, this [makes screeching noises].A combination of a man and a pig. He doesn't have to be a genetic hybrid, sometimes he's just an anthropomorphic pig or a pig-like humanoid alien. In fantasy settings they may be a rare kind of were-animal, or just a pig-faced monster. Sometimes the work will call the Pig Man an "orc" — this probably stems from the fact that orcs are often depicted as pug-nosed, tusked creatures and Dragon Quest, a RPG series that was very popular in Japan depicting them as Pigmen based off an illustration in 1st edition Dungeons & Dragons. In more futuristic settings, they'll be the product of genetic manipulation; these are usually human with "pig" added to them, but it could be the other way around. Either way, they're used as grunts, they have little intelligence, and they can be slaughtered by the hundreds with no moral implications. In science-fiction settings, it makes a certain amount of sense that the pig is the preferred species for this type of gene splicing: pigs and humans are anatomically similar enough on the inside that pigs may soon be grown as human organ donors. The similarities even extend to behavior, pigs being omnivores with furless skin and similar behavior in the wild, enjoying beer as much as the next guy. Due to their association with Orcs and to negative cultural associations of their animal nature, pig men are often cast as villains. Heroic pig men also exist, although they typically have somewhat slovenly characteristics and act as antiheroes. Heroic pig men typically represent men in their late forties, and as such tend to have jaded or hard boiled personalities. They may also have positive characteristics which are typically associated with this demographic, such as jolliness and caring parental traits. The villains in these cases will typically also be cruel, vain, narcissists; Uncle Pey'j from Beyond Good & Evil who went up against trumped up military officials (among others), and Porco Rosso who went up against a cocky fascist fighter pilot are examples of anti-heroic pigs with awful adversaries. If the character is young then they will represent a chubby child, and may be subject to bullying if they are sympathetic characters, or be bullies if they are non-sympathetic. In fantasy stories heroic pig men will typically be turncoats who have defected from an evil force. For this reason they may go through ostracization or racial stigmatization. Tragic is the story of the Pig Man who escapes his evil masters and tries to live a human life; they'll usually be outcasts who will never know what it's like to be loved. As the trope name implies, a character of this type will almost always be a Pig Man, similar to how cats are usually female. There are a number of reasons for this, the most prominent being that both pigs and men are stereotypically boorish and disgusting, and of course pigs are not considered the most attractive animal; Beauty Is Never Tarnished after all! If there is a whole race of Pig People you might see some Pig Women in the background but don't expect them to play an especially big role. In yet another (almost entirely gay) sense, anthropomorphic pigs and boars can be very potent fetish appeal in furry Bara Genre. This is somewhat rare in the Western Furry Fandom (and any cultural context where pigs are culturally considered unappealing to look at), but is more abundant in the Japanese Kemono community, where it peaked during the Year of the Pig in 2007. Much of the appeal is in the highly masculine Unkempt Beauty of Pig Men portrayals (sometimes overlapping with Ugly Cute), having much in common with the aesthetic ideals of The Bear community. Compare Half-Human Hybrid, Petting Zoo People, Full-Boar Action, Government Conspiracy and Corrupt Corporate Executive. Oh, also Beauty Equals Goodness, Mooks and Hollywood Evolution. See Full-Boar Action for swine that aren't part human and are crazy anyway. See also Messy Pig. Has nothing to do with the title character of The Pigman.
George: Kramer, what the hell are you talking about?
Kramer: I'm talking about a pig man! I walked into the wrong room, and there he was!
George: A pig man.
Kramer: A pig man! Half pig, half man!
George: Kramer, what the hell are you talking about?
Kramer: I'm talking about a pig man! I walked into the wrong room, and there he was!
George: A pig man.
Kramer: A pig man! Half pig, half man!
— Seinfeld, "The Bris"
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- Those "Feed The Pig" PSAs that run on Nightmare Fuel.
- The Burger King advertisement for their limited time offer Ribs features a winged pigman as a spoof of the expression "when pigs fly". Of note is that he was actually driving a pickup truck, not flying; he explains that he's moving out of his mom's basement and needs the truck to carry his stuff.
Anime & Manga
- The Swine Apostle from Berserk.
- Porco Rosso. He used to be human, but he became half-pig through some unexplained event. He essentially wants to quit humanity.
- In Spirited Away Chihiro's parents were turned into pigs because they ate food left out for the spirits. Apparently Miyazaki likes pigs.
- Ai to Yuuki no Pig Girl Tonde Buurin. A Magical Girl who transforms into a pig.
- And let's not forget Tesla from Bleach (his release that is).
- Ranma ½ had Ryouga, who turns into a pig at comically appropriate times.
- Words Worth. Pig-men rapists.
- The Orcs in Slayers are pig-men with red skin. In one episode of NEXT, they were even cooked and served in a restaurant! Not that they taste good, mind you...
- In Eyeshield 21, part of the Shinryuuji Naga's line consists of four look-alikes for the main characters of Journey to the West. Naturally, Hakkai resembles a giant pig.
- Oolong from the Dragon Ball series.
- He comes from a village populated solely by pig people... and they're all just as perverted as he is.
- Pig-men are part of the Black King's troops in Drifters, among other non-humans.
- Zampano the chimera from Fullmetal Alchemist, who looks human most of the time but can transform into a Pig Man at will.
- The Male Orcs in Daily Life with Monster Girl are dragon quest style Boar Men, in contrast, the females are instead A Little Bit Beastly Cute Monster Girls.
- Dreamkix features an anthro pig named George as one of the main team's players.
- Pig is an Italian comic series about a man who has undergone some genetic experiment and as a consequence, turns into a pig-man with Super Strength whenever he is sexually excited. The only way for him to turn back into a human is to have sex with a different woman every time.
- Spider-Ham. He's a spider who was bitten by a radioactive pig.
- Don't forget The Kingpig of crime.
- A borderline case at best, since the entire Spider-Ham universe is populated by Funny Animals — there aren't any "humans" to speak of.
- Pig-Iron, of Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew!, used to be just a cute little anthromorphic pig until a magic meteorite knocked him into a vat of molten iron - now he's the hulking Pig of Steel.
- Jim Woodring's often-unsettling comic Frank has Manhog (described by his creator as a "lamentable father figure").
- Gilbert Shelton's Underground Comics included the satirical superhero Wonder Warthog.
- Sir Porga, an uplifted pig, is a member of the Knights of Wundagore in the Marvel Universe.
- Green Lantern has a heroic and villainous example in Kilowog and Larfleeze, respectively. Although neither of them explicitly look like a pig, the porcine appearance is there; Kilowog looking more like a domestic pig and Larfleeze looking more like a warthog. Though some artists make Larfleeze look more like a horse or a rat.
- Duckburg has quite a few pigmen, which seem to fall into two stereotypes: the sneaky villain and the gentle Big Eater. Both are usually rich. Carl Barks revealed that, for the most part, pigmen were used when he wanted a generic villain. That didn't stop him from making them memorable... Porkman De Lardo, anyone? Interestingly enough, if the Mayor of Duckburg makes an appearance, he'd usually be a pig.
- While not an actual pigman, Grant Morrison introduced Professor Pyg to Batman's Rogues Gallery, who wears an incredibly disturbing pig mask. Given his creator, the mask is the least disturbing aspect of the character.
- Pigs occasionally turn up as characters in Usagi Yojimbo. Gunichi, the mentor who originally sponsored Usagi to Lord Mifume, who deserted them at the Battle of Aichi Plain and whom Usagi later tracked down and killed, was a Pig Man. There's also Zato-Ino, the Blind Swordspig.
- In Art Spiegelman's Maus races of humans are being depicted as various species of anthropomorphic animals. Poles are depicted as pigs.
- Porker Lewis from Sonic the Comic who, interestingly enough, started off as a cute non-anthro pig and gained more human traits as the comic went on. Also of note, even after becoming taller and gaining clothes, he kept his pig trotter hands before the writers realized that, being the secondary tech genius of the group, he needed fingers.
- In the first volume of the Filipino comic Zsazsa Zaturnnah, this is revealed to be the male form of the Straw Feminist, exclusively female, Human Alien invaders. The Reveal comes when Zaturnnah forces the alien queen to swallow the magic stone that gives Zaturnnah her powers (and triggers a change in gender as well—Zaturnnah's alter ego is a gay man).
Films — Live-Action
- While not an actual Pig Man, Jigsaw from the Saw films does have a rather disturbing pig's head mask that he is sometimes shown wearing along with his sinister longcoat.
- Time Bandits: Evil turns Og into a half-pig half-man. Later he turns him entirely into a pig.
- The movie Penelope is about a girl who is cursed with a pig's nose until she can find one who will love her as she is.
- Star Wars:
- Gamorreans are green-skinned pigmen who serve as Mooks for Jabba the Hutt. In the Star Wars Expanded Universe, they're a violent, primitive people that gravitates towards being Mooks or guards (in other terms, Orcs in SPAAAACE!). The X-Wing Series introduces the pilot Voort "Piggy" saBinring, whose brain chemistry was tampered with, making him a calm Genius Bruiser (although he will revert to his basic instincts if critically wounded and/or someone tries to assassinate a higher officer during a briefing, as an unlucky brainwashed Twi'lek officer discovered). Also, according to Word of God, they are so primitive that even bribing them will not work in getting them to betray their boss, explaining why they are so popular to have as guards. The depiction of Gamorreans is somewhat inconsistent, with a few individuals being civilized enough operate in modern society, while most Gamorreans (especially on their homeworld Gamor) are completely tribal. Female Gamorreans are depicted as somewhat smarter and less innately aggressive than males, but still less intelligent than the average human.
- Of course, as a 'verse with Loads and Loads of Races, there are a few other at least somewhat piglike aliens out there (mostly just costumed extras in the films, but sometimes more detailed in the Expanded Universe), such as Snivvians and Ugnaughts. Whiphids are a borderline example in that they have tusks like warthogs; but they are much larger and hairier that warthogs, walk on two legs, and have faces more like those of horses.
- In Legend (1985), Pox was a (humanoid) goblin with a pig's head.
- This was the appearance of Those We Do Not Speak Of in M. Night. Shyamalin's The Village, which were really costumes created most likely with wild boar skins and other items.
- The villains of Squeal are three pig people that were result of a science experiment Gone Horribly Wrong.
- In Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie, Rita and Zedd had a pig-like henchman named Mordent; oddly enough, this character never appeared in any of the series. According to an early draft, he is Goldar's second cousin, three times removed on his mother's side, visiting for the summer, but this was written out for the final draft. In any case, he seemed to play the same role as Squatt and Baboo did, a non-combative lickspittle.
- The Deathstalker films love to recycle a particular shot of a pig-man contemplating eating a suckling pig.
- The Island of Doctor Moreau had some pigmen.
- In a way, Animal Farm - but those were more like Manpigs (pigs who slowly became similar to men, walking on two paws, and wearing clothes).
- The hyperpigs in Alastair Reynolds' Revelation Space universe (including Sparver in The Prefect, who's a cop).
- In Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, a baby is so ugly he turns into a piglet. For such an ugly baby, he did make a rather handsome pig.
- The French scifi novel Le Père de nos Pères by Bernard Werber (who also wrote the novel that "inspired" the movie Antz) postulates a human-pig (or rather some sort of simian-boar) hybrid as the origin of humanity, Also, genetically modified pigs used for human organ transplant.
- Journey to the West features Zhu Bajie/Cho Hakkai/Pigsy, who is notably the least virtuous of the heroes.
- The novel 'Pig Tales' by French author Marie Darrieussecq features a woman who turns into a pig-woman over the course of the book.
- Note that the title character of Paul Zindel's novel The Pigman is not an example, just an old man who collects porcelain pigs.
- Similarly, The Pig-Man in a short story This Troper studied at school defied the juvenile narrator's horrified expectations by turning out to be a man who raised pigs.
- William Hope Hodgson's novel The House on the Borderland features an underground-dwelling tribe of monstrous pigmen as one of the sources of horror.
- For those who haven't read the novel: we don't actually know that they're a tribe, and it's hinted (for that horror-filled touch) that they're the lesser/younger versions of an evil Pig Man god who turns up later in the novel, possibly as the primary antagonist. (It's a long story.)
- Harry Potter had a greedy, chubby cousin whom Hagrid cursed with a pig tail.
- The Hogfather, Discworld's Santa-figure, is mostly a jolly toymaker, but because he's mythologically descended from traditions of killing a wild boar to bring the summer back, there's still "a hint of hair and tusk".
- And, in Paul Kidby's illustrations, a ring through his nose.
- Quite literary in Oryx and Crake, where pigs are spliced with human DNA in order to create ultra-large pigs who grow multiple human organs that are used for transplants. Some of them even have some human brain tissue, which makes them viciously intelligent. Of course, It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time.
- A pig-man adventurer converses with Pookie and Spider in one of the short stories from Myth-Told Tales. Presumably he's from a dimension where everyone is a pig-person, although his species and origin are never specified.
- In Paths Not Taken, one member of Herne the Hunter's bestial entourage is a boar-headed ogre called Hob In Chains. Not only is Hob an example of this trope, but he's attended by a mob of dimwitted lesser pig-men, who are implied to have once been human.
- The "hyperpigs" of the Revelation Space Series are a race of genetically modified pigs who were originally used as Walking Transplants, though at some point scientists began to augment their intelligence; likely once their original purpose was made irrelevant following advances in technology. Due to their tendency for muteness and poor intelligence, they form the criminal underclass of Chasm City. Even Scorpio, an intelligent pig crime lord, notes that he doesn't understand complex human interaction and cannot understand music. However, an intelligent hyper pig cop appears in The Prefect, working as a data analyst for Yellowstone's Prefects.
- The Kanamit are described as looking like bipedal pigs in Damon Knight's short story "To Serve Man". The Twilight Zone (1959) dropped this aspect in its adaptation because the crew couldn't find a non-silly way to show alien pigs.
- The Iberian Orcs of The Weakness Of Beatrice The Level Cap Holy Swordswoman. They're three to four metres tall and nearly as wide, and are incredibly strong. Unlike many depictions, they are peaceful in nature, only killing in self-defense or to eat.
- 1976 TV film Beauty and the Beast has a boar-like version of the Beast played by George C. Scott (several classic illustrations of The Beauty And The Beast show the Beast as a boar-man)
- The Chronicle had a heroic hacker pigman. He was the consequence of government genetic manipulation.
- The Bauerschwein in Grimm are Pig Men.
- In Seinfeld, Kramer walks into the wrong hospital room and believes he saw a pig man, but it turns out to be a mental patient with pig-like features. George says he wouldn't mind it if there were pig men walking around, since they'd make him look a lot more attractive, to which Jerry responds that there would be women out there with a fetish for pig men.
- In Goosebumps episode "Squeal of Fortune", Jessica turns into a Pig Girl as punishment for scamming lemonade customers by making them pay hefty prices before she tried auctioning off the "last" glass of lemonade (which had a very addictive mix made by Carl, the man responsible for Jessica's transformation).
- Three times for Doctor Who:
- "The Talons of Weng-Chiang"
- "Aliens of London" - This one was a subversion, since it turned out to be an ordinary pig that was messed with by the real aliens in order to make it walk on two legs. The Doctor is disgusted at what they did to the poor animal.
- "Daleks in Manhattan"/"Evolution of the Daleks" - The Daleks turn their captive humans into these and use them for manual labour. One of them is only partially converted and helps the good guys.
- Loquasto in Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire is a member of a race called Grobbles and has the nose, ears and tail of a pig. Not evil but terribly dimwitted.
- Tellarites in the Star Trek universe. Not evil (in fact, along with the humans, Andorians and Vulcans they founded the Federation), but incredibly arrogant and argumentative. Thanks to their Blue and Orange Morality, they consider insults and blustering arrogance good manners, and find excessively "polite" behaviour somewhat offensive. The Star Trek Novel Verse expands on this to demonstrate that pride is a virtue to them, not a vice. In the Starfleet Corps of Engineers novels, Fabian Stevens insists he finds racist jokes about the Tellarite-pig resemblance tasteless, yet he seems to have an awfully large collection of them stored away in his mind. He would never accuse Tellarite team-member Tev of "hogging the glory", oh no...
- The Pudgy Pig was one of the earliest Monsters Of The Week to oppose the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. (He looked like a large pigs head with arms and legs, wearing a Spartan helmet. And he had an unlimited appetite.)
- The surgeons in the "Eye of the Beholder" episode of The Twilight Zone (1959). The heroine is considered deformed because she doesn't look like this.
- One of the evil henchmen in Ace Lightning. Dumb as a sack of hammers, of course.
- On SCTV, Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas played brothers Carl and Fred, butchers and film editors, who had a fixation on head cheese, and had snoutish noses and a propensity to squeal when agitated.
- Bear in the Big Blue House has Doc Hogg, who is a good friend of the title character.
- Miss Piggy is a benign example. (Well, unless you make her angry.) Others on The Muppet Show include Captain Link and Dr. Strangepork, both from the "Pigs in Space" segment.
- American Horror Story
- The Piggy Man from Roanoke was a deserter of the Lost Colony Roanoke that tried to escape after stealing provisions. He was eventually caught by the colonists who, after he was scalped by the Dragon-in-Chief Scáthach, was forced to wear a pig's head over his own, had a pig's tail nailed to his tail-bone and was roasted alive on a spick as if he was a real pig. Due to the curse the Butcher and Scáthach placed on the grounds there, he manifests as a ghost that aggressively attacks any living person human being there on the property during the blood moon, never speaking but squealing like a pig. It is implied that he is only aggressive because his spirit is a slave to the Butcher's power, as he and her other victims are seen playing with the still living Flora Harris. In My Roanoke Nightmare, he is portrayed by Marti Matulis.
- The Piggy Man of urban legend is mentioned in the Murder House episode "Piggy Piggy", revealed in Roanoke to have been a member of the Polk Family who, inspired by the Butcher and her bloody history, went to the Chicago State Fair in 1893 and massacred people in an identity homaging the Piggy Man spirit. Ironically, he died in an accidental circumstance where he was eaten alive by his own pigs.
- One of the title characters in the Tonio K song "Willy and the Pig Man": "Champion of the luckless, lunchless, faceless little folk. You and me, know what I mean?"
- Paul Gray of Slipknot used this image with his early mask. His nickname was "The Pig".
- Several music videos of Jose Gonzalez include the same pig man character.
- Les Claypool of Primus, as mentioned in the music videos section for the "Mr. Krinkle" song. But he's also known to wear a pig mask on occasion when performing live, especially if it's this particular song.
Myths & Religion
- Kamapua'a, a demigod from Hawaiian mythology. He was rather a Trickster Archetype, and shared a (very) Destructive Romance with Pele. Their Belligerent Sexual Tension almost destroyed both of them.
- In the legends describing Alexander the Great's India campaigns he and his men encounter a creature that is described as a humanoid boar creature not unlike a wereboar. They attempt to trap it by having a beautiful woman lure it into an ambush. However that plan goes pear-shaped when the boar-man takes off with the woman and eats her, forcing Alexander and his troops to chase it down and kill it with spears.
- The Proletariat Boar of Moldova, who wrestles at events hosted by Chikara and its derivatives.
- Dungeons & Dragons:
- Before Orcs were different, the old-school Orcs had piglike features and tusks.
- Wereboars have been part of D&D's monster roster for decades.
- Devil swine, from CD&D, are more obscure but have almost as long a history.
- The Farrow in the Iron Kingdoms setting are boar-men.
- GURPS Aliens leads off with the An Phar, who are a Pig Man race with significant quirks (such as the social habit of bathing, individually and in groups, several times a day).
- Eclipse Phase has uplifted pigs as a playable character option. It's noted that their history with pre-transhumanism humanity can make things a bit... awkward.
- In Duke Nukem, the LAPD is "mutated" into pigmen by the alien invaders, and renamed LARD. Subtle.
- Manhunt. The final boss is 'Piggsy', a psychopathic killer wearing a severed pig's head. And nothing else.
- Jade's "uncle" Pey'j (pictured above) in Beyond Good & Evil is not only a heroic pigman, but a Large Ham.
- The main enemies from the first Rocket Knight Adventures game are all pig-people.
- The Legend of Zelda: Both Ganon and the Moblins fit this trope, though the latter though they flipflop between this and Bulldog Men. In The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Ganon deliberately overdoses on the Triforce of Power, and becomes somewhat pig-like in appearance, though he has horns instead of tusks. In most games he becomes a boar-like creature, which seems to suit him fairly well. And while we don't see much of the Moblins in the games or their associated literature, when we do see them, they're generally engaged in plundering defenseless villages.
- Do you know what it means when you lose your last RUBY? *snort* Now you work for ME!
- Exactly how porcine Ganon looks tends to vary by medium; 2D games go for, basically, a super-sized trident-wielding Moblin look, while The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess can be best described as a giant hybrid lion-ape thing with a somewhat porcine face and huge tusks.
- The quillboars in Warcraft are a race of boar men. They also worship a gigantic boar.
- The Seeq of Final Fantasy XII and Final Fantasy Tactics A2.
- The first level of Ghouls n' Ghosts has pigmen armed with pitchforks among the various enemies. If you stand directly below them, they will vomit on you.
- The Pigmasks of MOTHER 3. They even grunt and squeal just like pigs! Used to unnerving effect in the Chimera Lab.
- Porky/Pokey in general, though he's a pig boy and is clearly more boy than pig. It's obvious, though, that the developers tried to make him as piggish as possible without making him a full-on Pig Man.
- Vagrant Story has Orcs that are absolutely pigmen, floppy ears and all. See here.◊
- Cyberswine, which was about cop who was a machine-pig-human hybrid. It was based on a short-lived Australian comic book of the same name.
- EverQuest II has the Boarfiends, a race of pigmen created when the god Brell Serilis got just a little too drunk one night.
- Pigsy in Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is not only fat, but he has a scope with pig-ears and a Grappling Hook arm in the shape of a pig hoof.
- Minecraft has the Zombie Pigmen, residents of The Nether (and the result of an ordinary pig being struck by lightning). Unlike regular Zombies, Zombie Pigmen will not attack you without provocation. The game's creator plans to add regular Pigmen in a future update, and actually designed their character model quite a while ago.
- The Pig-Imps that appear in the later stages of Rule of Rose. It appears that they are normal Imps that have strapped extra padding over their bodies and wear living pig heads as masks.
- Akira Toriyama's Orc monster design from the Dragon Quest series looks like an anthopomorphic, spear-wielding boar. It also bucks the "lowly minion" convention by usually being first encountered in mid-to-late game Random Encounters, meaning just one could very easily mop the floor with starting or low-level characters.
- The Tom-Tom Gang from the Blinx series.
- Going with the theme that Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs sets, the mooks, from lowly to elite, are all this. Given a truly horrific justification: the titular Nightmarish Factory is using unearthly alchemy and twisted surgery to fuse human captives and pigs together into a viciously child-like species to replace humanity through industrialized Human Sacrifice.
- Edgar Oinkie of Anarchy Reigns is a fat man (albeit a surprisingly agile one) who wears a mask with a pig snout and makes a lot of pig-related puns.
- Pigma Dengar from the Star Fox series.
- Pignite, Emboar and Grumpig from Pokémon all qualify.
- Hoggus, some kind of Mad Artist Ghost Pig from Wario Land 4.
- Mr. Hoggish the hot dog salesman from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, and Midbus from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story.
- Troff from Donkey Kong 64, and the Tutorial Pig from Donkey Kong Country Returns.
- Wizpig, the Big Bad of Diddy Kong Racing, is a giant alien Pig Man sorcerer, and boy is he fast!
- Startopia's Salt Hog race are all pig people.
- The Orcs from Golden Sun are Pig men.
- In the survival game Don't Starve, they are simply known as "pigs" in-game. They live in pig houses or villages and a pig king that rules them. You can befriend one by giving them meat. You can also trade with the pig king with grave dug objects in exchange for gold nuggets.
- Giant pigmen with boar heads called Orks are encountered in the Windward Forest halfway through Quest 64. Their offspring, Ork Jrs., are encountered somewhat earlier.
- The Elder Scrolls
- One racist in-game book describes Orcs, aka the Orsimer, as "Pig-children". They are really a race of Mer (elves) that were transformed when their patron spirit Trinimac was devoured by the Daedric Prince Boethiah and reborn as the Daedric Prince Malacath. Aside from their bestial features, they have no relation to actual pigs.
- Ogrim are a massive form of lesser Daedra that are as dim-witted as they are strong, and possess generally reptilian traits including scales, horns, spikes. Online adds some pig-like facial features to their mix.
- Animal Crossing has some friendly examples of this trope.
- In Heroes of Might and Magic 2, Orcs are Pig Men
- Nork and Snork in the Tobal series.
- The Swine in Darkest Dungeon are the result of attempts to summon demons by using pigs as bodily vessels. They are about as pleasant to look at and be around as you might expect.
- The Orcs in Ultima are described as "the prolific product of a foolish experimental genetic mating of human and boar".
- Most of the NPCs you'll meet in Freeze ME are pig men. Well, more like Pig Waddling Heads, but they are talking pigs. One of them, Piggleston, is a fully upright pig humanoid.
- Boarmen appears as rare, Elite Mooks in Titan Quest as part of the army of monsters marching on Athens. They're both tall and broad, come in different colors (reddish, black and white) and are all considered champion monsters, attacking with Ground Pound and sometimes Lightning. The first you encounter, Cepharis, is a boss you must kill to complete a quest in Delphi.
- In El Goonish Shive, Ellen meets one in her alternate universe dream.
- Squigley, a stoner pig, is the only intelligent being so far shown in Sinfest who isn't human, isn't a spiritual being like God or Death, and (so far as we know) didn't become intelligent from being exposed to demonic power. His precise origins are uncertain, but it's worth noting that he becomes a true pig in the "reality zone."
- Future Pig: The protagonist is this.
- In The Legend of Lucy, the title character is an anthropomorphic, bounty-hunting pig. Pigs are seemingly rare and Lucy is apparently one of the tamer ones.
- Slightly Damned: We meet an earth demon note named Sahne who looks like a 12ft horned boar huminoid but unlike most examples is both female and heroic, and in this art commission we see another earth demon who looks even more boar-like (green fur notwithstanding) due to his digitigrade legs and hooves.
- Champions of Faraus has Boarben, a race of boar people.They seem to be about as tall-or shorter possibly,than dwarves.
- Tails of Fame has Seamus Osgranov, a corpulent anthropomorphic pig and one of the story's main villains.
- Piggsburg Pigs!, an entire city of anthropomorphic pigs.
- South Park: ManBearPig.
- In The Simpsons, Chief Wiggum is pig-like in appearance, and was shown as a pig in two episodes: A Treehouse of Horror and a World of Warcraft parody. He complains that Sideshow Bob actually called him 'Chief Piggum' at one point.
- When he finally get the joke, he actually find it funny and when sprayed with mace in another episode, he actually screams "Ow, my snout! My beautiful snout!".
- Invader Zim: Pigfoot. And Bloaty the Pizza Hog.
- And let's not forget the Shadowhog. Seems Jhonen Vasquez really likes pigs.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bebop, the half-warthog dimwitted henchman of the old cartoon.
- Also, in the first cartoon appearance of Usagi Yojimbo, he is seen fighting off some samurai pigs.
- Captain Planet and the Planeteers: Hoggish Greedly has a porcine nose and very sharp fangs, makes loads of pig-related puns, and he even snorts! This is just to make it more obvious that he's a corrupt industrialist, because he's really a normal human.
- Porky Pig of Looney Tunes. Notably, Porky is the only long-running Looney Tunes animal character who doesn't ever 'play' an animal - if he's in a barnyard setting, he owns the farm. He often interacts in a world of humans as a peer.
- Same with Hamton from Tiny Toon Adventures.
- Circe from DuckTales is an evil pig witch, whom, like her Classical Mythology counterpart, likes to turn her enemies into pigs. At the end of the episode she was in, she is tricked into becoming a pig herself.
- Archer - Krieger created a pig-man hybrid. We never saw it; just saw Krieger gunning him down.
- The Peter Hannan Productions Vanity Plate shows a pig man dressed as a cowboy.
- Sometimes appear on Rocko's Modern Life. A recurring character is a pig-woman named Tammy, with a Southern accent.
- Another episode featured Rocko complaining about how his house has gotten to Trash of the Titans levels, comparing his house to a pigsty. A blue pig angrily asks (in a New Jersey accent) "You got a problem with that?!" before being kicked out of the house by Rocko.
- In the grocery-shopping episode, a pig butcher named Marty is lamenting how lonely he is.
- In the episode "No Pain No Gain," Richard Simmons is animated as one of these, and teaches an aerobics class at the health club Rocko and Heffer are trying to get into.
- Hawgtie, a minor member of Tex Hex's gang in Bravestarr.
- Odd variation in The Tick with Pigleg, a quasi-villainous man with a fully-formed pig as a leg. He has a big collection of pig figurines because he once said he liked pigs, and friends and associates stared buying them as gifts - it just kind of snowballed.
- Courage the Cowardly Dog has Jean Bon, a good-natured pig man who owns a diner. Courage spends most of the episode wrongly (for once) believing that Jean Bon is dangerous. His wife on the other hand is a different story, if her saying she wants to "sink [her] teeth into that cute little dog" is any clue.
- Hamilton in Maggie and the Ferocious Beast is a kind and slightly neurotic pig man who loves to cook.
- There is a place called The Devil's Washbowl in Vermont, that, not only has bizarre weather (it's warm year round), but is also the supposed habitat of the Pig Man.
- The Other Wiki tells us of the legends of pig-faced women, whose existence was believed as late as the early 19th century. In the typical versions of the story, a pig-faced woman is depicted as an otherwise fair, gentle and intelligent lady who happens to have been born with the head and voice of a pig, and thus can find no suitor.
- According to New Jersey urban legend, Roycefield Road in Hillsborough is frequented by an axe-wielding woman with the face of a pig, who will attack anybody that calls out her name.