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* Zim of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', uses this when he arrives on earth. However, he only uses human-like eye coverings while he retains his green skin, which Dib Membrane is the only one who notices.


* To many humans, Michealis in ''Webcomic/ClinicOfHorrors'' appears to be human himself. His true form, as seen by Bianca, is actually that of an ElditchAbomination blob of flesh.

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* To many humans, Michealis in ''Webcomic/ClinicOfHorrors'' appears to be human himself. His true form, as seen by Bianca, is actually that of an ElditchAbomination EldritchAbomination blob of flesh.


* The ''Franchise/MenInBlack'' [[Film/MenInBlack movies]] (and [[WesternAnimation/MenInBlackTheSeries cartoon]]) make prominent use of this trope. Extraterrestrial immigrants live on Earth, [[{{Masquerade}} hiding in plain sight]] by disguising themselves as humans (typically by wearing [[LatexPerfection rubber skins]] or [[MobileSuitHuman robotic suits]]). Also, an evil [[InsectoidAliens Bug alien]] somehow accomplishes this by [[GenuineHumanHide murdering a farmer and stealing his skin]].

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* The ''Franchise/MenInBlack'' [[Film/MenInBlack movies]] (and [[WesternAnimation/MenInBlackTheSeries cartoon]]) make prominent use of this trope. [[AliensAmongUs Extraterrestrial immigrants live on Earth, Earth]], [[{{Masquerade}} hiding in plain sight]] by disguising themselves as humans (typically by wearing [[LatexPerfection rubber skins]] or [[MobileSuitHuman robotic suits]]). Also, an evil [[InsectoidAliens Bug alien]] somehow accomplishes this by [[GenuineHumanHide murdering a farmer and stealing his skin]].

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* Many a MonsterOfTheWeek in Anime/SailorMoon disguise themselves as a human until they [[GameFace transform to battle the Soldiers.]] More common in the earlier seasons (almost all the Youma do it).

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* ''Magazine/SuperScienceFiction'': The February 1959 issue has an [[InvertedTrope inversion]], where a woman has a green-skinned alien suit halfway on.
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* Creator/IsaacAsimov's "Literature/SpellMyNameWithAnS": The numerologist is actually an {{Energy Being|s}} trying to prove a bet. They created TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday just to present the idea of Dr Zebatinsky changing his name to [[MyNaymeIs Dr Sebatinsky]].
* ''Literature/TheMurderbotDiaries'': The titular {{Cyborg}} goes undercover as a human when it's freed from the [[NGOSuperpower company]] that [[ArtificialHuman created it]]. Since it was mass-produced as a {{Faceless Goon|s}}, this consists of a long-sleeved shirt to hide its {{Arm Cannon}}s and [[BrainComputerInterface data port]], plus an {{Autodoc}} session to tweak its build just enough that it won't match the profile on computer sensors.



* ''Literature/TheMurderbotDiaries'': The titular {{Cyborg}} goes undercover as a human when it's freed from the [[NGOSuperpower company]] that [[ArtificialHuman created it]]. Since it was mass-produced as a {{Faceless Goon|s}}, this consists of a long-sleeved shirt to hide its {{Arm Cannon}}s and [[BrainComputerInterface data port]], plus an {{Autodoc}} session to tweak its build just enough that it won't match the profile on computer sensors.


* DevilInDisguise: TheDevil (or one of his minions) is hiding among humanity.




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* A common scenario in ''WebVideo/SevenSecondRiddles'' involves finding aliens in disguise as humans. They will inevitably give themselves away ''somehow'', simply by doing things humans cannot- like [[PowerGlows glowing]], sporting ExtraEyes, or displaying some sort of superpower.
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* ''Literature/TheMurderbotDiaries'': The titular {{Cyborg}} goes undercover as a human when it's freed from the [[NGOSuperpower company]] that [[ArtificialHuman created it]]. Since it was mass-produced as a {{Faceless Goon|s}}, this consists of a long-sleeved shirt to hide its {{Arm Cannon}}s and [[BrainComputerInterface data port]], plus an {{Autodoc}} session to tweak its build just enough that it won't match the profile on computer sensors.


* ReplicantSnatching: When a robot steals the very hide of a human, and wears it to cover its body.

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* ReplicantSnatching: When a robot steals the very hide of a human, human and wears it to cover its body.



** The two main Shark Gang members turn themselves into human men, only with both of them having noticable facial hair, similar to Shark himself.

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** The two main Shark Gang members turn themselves into human men, only with both of them having noticable noticeable facial hair, similar to Shark himself.





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* To many humans, Michealis in ''Webcomic/ClinicOfHorrors'' appears to be human himself. His true form, as seen by Bianca, is actually that of an ElditchAbomination blob of flesh.


* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: When an alien being assumes the form of something familiar to humans in order to keep from creeping humans out. Often, the form assumed by the alien is also human.

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* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: When an alien inhuman being assumes the form of something familiar to humans in order to keep from creeping humans out. Often, the form assumed by the alien is they assume also looks human.



* MobileSuitHuman: When something small is piloting a vehicle that looks like a human.

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* MobileSuitHuman: When something a small creature is piloting a robotic vehicle that looks like a human.


* This was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen/StevenUniverse the original intent of the Crystal Gems]] in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. They were to be disguised as humans in order to conceal their true identity: dimension hopping been created by the mother (an earlier version of Rose Quartz).

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* This was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen/StevenUniverse the original intent of the Crystal Gems]] in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. They were to be disguised as humans in order to conceal their true identity: dimension hopping been created by the mother Mother (an earlier version of Rose Quartz).

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* This was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen/StevenUniverse the original intent of the Crystal Gems]] in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. They were to be disguised as humans in order to conceal their true identity: dimension hopping been created by the mother (an earlier version of Rose Quartz).

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