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Cute Monster Girls in video games.


  • Bayonetta:
    • Most angels in both games range from looking fairly humanoid to just downright weird. Then there are the Joys, which are shaped like buxom women in helmets with shape-changing weapons in the place of hands and feet and are pretty much naked aside from a gold chain worn like a thong. They are a form of Elite Mook that apparently transcended having one definite physical form, and they are modeled after the deliberate Ms. Fanservice heroine since they're supposed to be mirror-enemies to her, but they still look far more humanoid than any other angel mook in the series.
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    • Demons are usually either giant beasts (mostly seen with Bayonetta's summons in both games) or some oddly-"robotic" creatures in contrast with the "marble statue" appearance of the angels (mostly seen with the enemies in the sequel). Compared to them, the demons Bayonetta and Jeanne's pacts are with look more humanoid: they're large, have unusual skin tones, but still appear as attractive women. Then there's Alraune, who just resembles a gray-skinned woman in a flower-themed dress and some sort of large helmet obscuring her upper head.
  • Quite a few characters from the Breath of Fire series. Most notably Deis from the first game, Katt from the second game, Momo from the third game and Ursula from the fourth game. Male members of the Blacksmith Clan are hulking minotaur-like strongmen, yet their women look like ordinary humans with horns. Although apparently the women are just as strong, despite this...
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  • There are three female Splicer bodytypes in BioShock: Ladysmith, Rosebud, and Baby Jane. All male Splicers are uniformly hideous, warped and disfigured by overuse of ADAM. As for the females, there are two aversions and a straight example. The aversions are Ladysmith (an older woman in fancy clothes, her face skeletal and distorted) and Rosebud (modeled after Rosie the Riveter, but with a garish, disgusting tumor growing out of her forehead). Baby Jane, meanwhile, hasn't physically mutated at all — her only modifications are some scars and makeup. Sadly, though, ADAM has had its usual effects on her mind...
  • Boktai:
    • Black Django — the hero's vampiric form — has pointed ears, fangs, blue skin, and bat wings... making him a Cute Monster Boy.
    • Red Durathor from the sequel is fairly cute despite having thorny armored plant-like arms and legs.
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  • Many of the monsters in the Castlevania games, such as the Succubus, and the Perspherone, a demonic maid who happens to know Kung-Fu. Laura, the vampire child from Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, especially in the Reverie DLC, where she and Gabriel form a strong bond.
  • Cthylla in Chaos Code, if one can look past her shark-like dentition and penchant for blowing venomous ink in her opponents' faces.
  • Genovefa in Child of Light is a Fish Person with green skin and small fin-like protrusions spouting from her ears and tail. Contrast with Robert (a bipedal mouse), Oengus (a hulking armor-clad bear-goat-thing), and Golem (a big jagged rock Golem).
  • Female vampires, demonesses, cyborg girls, and catgirls are very common in the City of Heroes/City of Villains games. The character creator includes options such as horns, pointy ears, tails, hooved/clawed feet, etc. Even one of the NPC heroines is a catgirl. Also applies to NPC enemies. Most of the various demons the you can fight are grotesque monsters, except for the succubi.
  • Corruption of Laetitia: The factions the player can recruit include slimes (the stronger of which look like humanoid girls), Girtablilu, Harpies, and Alraune. The latter three groups have only girls.
  • Cala Maria in Cuphead is a gigantic mermaid with octopus as hair that looks very adorable... And then she turns into a gorgon halfway through your boss-fight. She still qualifies as a Gorgeous Gorgon since she doesn't look as cute as before, she is far from horrifying.
  • The rather grotesque-looking Enthralling Siren boss in Darkest Dungeon will appear as a naked and beautiful monster girl when she enthralls a party member (both the male and the female members), but this trope is decidedly very much averted otherwise.
  • Dark Souls has a few of these, most notably Priscilla the Crossbreed, a 20 foot tall giant Mystical White Haired girl who happens to be half dragon. Quelaag and her sister are beautiful women with horrible lava spiders for lower bodies.
    • Demon's Souls has The Fool's Idol, which basically looks like a pretty girl with four arms.
  • From the Dead or Alive series, Ayane has a succubus costume in Dead or Alive 5: Last Round.
  • In Darkstalkers, any female character that's not Baby Bonnie Hood (Morrigan, Lilith, Felicia, Q-Bee) qualifies, but the winner is Hsien-Ko, a Chinese Vampire. Q-Bee is probably the most horrible, as while her race act like normal bees, they've developed one evolutionary trait to help them hunt their prey: their eyes. Those gigantic bulbs on her head? Those are her real eyes. The ones on the front of her face are there to trick people into thinking she's a dimwitted chick. This is why her fighting pose is animated so her head looks like it's pointing down, her actual eyes are completely focused on her prey.
  • Disgaea:
    • Most monsters are male, with the most obvious exceptions being the Succubus and the Nekomata, which are all female.
    • The "standard" demon race of the Netherworld have females of several different body types, like valkyries, healers and magic knights (all of them cute).
    • Disgaea 2 introduces the Flora Beast (something similar to a Nymph).
    • Raspberyl is a Fun Size Cute Monster Girl.
    • Disgaea 4 has Desco, the Netherworld's most adorable Eldritch Abomination.
    • Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness introduced Sea Angels, with Rainier being a much bustier version.
    • Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance pulls a three-fer: for the generic units, you can obtain Fairies and Nine-Tailed Foxes, with Izuna being a storyline variant. As far as party members go, there is Usalia, a were-rabbit demon.
  • In Divinity: Dragon Commander, two of the four princesses you can marry in the game fit this trope:
    • The lizard princess Camilla who looks distinctly human-like in contrast to other lizard characters and is rather busty and curvy.
    • The undead princess Ophelia is initially a walking skeleton, but if you pursue a romance with her, she will have her soul transferred to a new body of your choice: either a human female, a vampire or a flesh golem, and all of them are topless with her hair covering her breasts.
  • Dragon's Crown has harpies and vampires, who look cute but are lethal predators who feed on human victims, as well as a friendly mermaid and fairy.
  • DragonFable has ice and water elves, which have sharp, Snape-y faces for the males. Granted, we only see male ice elves, but female water elves are spotted here and there. Unlike the males, they have the same faces as humans, aside from their coral-like horns. (Interestingly enough, wind, wood and dark elves all have human-like faces, though all of them have glowing eyes.)
  • The Shura in Dream of Mirror Online fit — the males are big hulking walls of flesh, with short, fleshy tails, and a (fleshy) horn on their forehead. The females are cat girls.
  • Subverted in Earthworm Jim. Jim's girlfriend, Princess What's-Her-Name, is big-eyed, wasp-waisted (and an insect, haha), and extremely well proportioned. On her homeworld, she's considered hideously deformed. Her sister, Queen Pulsating, Bloated, Festering, Sweaty, Pus-Filled, Malformed Slug-For-A-Butt, who looks something like a giant termite queen, is the pinnacle of beauty to her people.
  • Many enemies in Final Fantasy. The exact specifications vary from game to game, ranging from monsters with female body parts to highly-feminine monsters to monsters that look exactly like humans with maybe one or two monster features. For example, the recurring Lamia enemies are usually snakes with female torsos and faces, and in IV somehow have asses showing through their snake skin.
    • Recurring summon Shiva is often depicted as a graceful and well-formed female with a pretty face with her body covered by nothing but ribbons or growths of ice. She also has blue skin and lips, due to being An Ice Person, and often has other body features to betray her monstrous nature.
    • Ditto for Siren, though she doesn't appear in as many games. Her FF8 incarnation is the straightest example. She is a beautiful woman with strategically placed feathers on her body, and bird wings coming out of her head.
    • Terra of Final Fantasy VI is a half-human and half-Esper, and was pointedly not this in her original game, her Esper form was emphasized to be feral and monstrous and it terrified people. Then Dissidia came along and look at her now. While that is a valid interpretation of her in-game sprites from FF6, bear in mind that this was the original character design. Her alt outfits also provide you options in your fanservice by recoloring her pink, blue and green.
    • Let's not forget Jenova from Final Fantasy VII .
    • The Cloud of Darkness, originally from Final Fantasy III and appearing in both Dissidia and Final Fantasy XIV, is a Made of Evil Eldritch Abomination who wants to engulf the world in darkness and is an eternal entity unable to ever be destroyed, only defeated and put to sleep until it rises again. And oh yes, it's appearance in the games are as follows: FF3 FF3DS Dissidia FFXIV. The games state that as a force of nature it has no true form and has no gender, it just chooses to appear as a female. Convenient.
    • The Nymphs from Final Fantasy IX. They have completely humanoid (and scantily clad) bodies, simply with what looks like grass and leaves for hair. The villainous ones have purple skin while the good ones have green skin but they're still pretty hot.
    • The Vieras and the Grias from games set in Ivalice. The Viera are tall, ebony-skinned warrior women with bunny ears and Stripperific clothing, and the Gria are incredibly cute female dragon-like humanoids with wings and horns. The Seeq avert this: the couple female Seeq NPCs look almost identical to male Seeq.
    • The two female Espers in Final Fantasy XII. Shemhazai's face is not visible, but she does have a scantily clad fanservice-y body. Ultima is also quite attractive if one ignores her teal skin.
    • The females of the dragon-like Au Ra race in Final Fantasy XIV possess horns in place of ears, tails, and patches of scales scattered about their otherwise human-looking bodies. Their petite builds push them more towards the "cute" side of the attractiveness spectrum, being the smallest of all the races (Aside from the Lalafell), but their males are quite the opposite.
  • Fire Emblem
    • In Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, most of the Dragon shapeshifters known as Manaketes are unattractive Old Men with Fangs, inhuman skintone, Claws, and leathery Wings. However one of the playable Manaketes, Tiki, merely looks like a little girl with Pointy Ears, sometimes with feathery wings. Xane, a Manakete Male, who lost his dragon form, also fits as a rare aversion as he looks like an ordinary human Bishounen, being one of the only Male Manaketes to be young or attractive.
    • Half Manakete Siblings Ninian and Nils in Blazing Sword; Ninian is beautiful and ethereal, while Nils fits the "cute child growing into a handsome young man" role.
    • While the Laguz females in Fire Emblem Tellius are quite attractive, the males are just as commonly attractive as well.
    • The aforementioned Tiki returns in Fire Emblem Awakening, and is joined by manakete and expy, Nowi and as well as Nowi's daughter Nah, and Morgan with a Manakete. The game also introduced Taguel, which are heavily based on the beast Laguz, the first playable character in it, Panne fits this and so does Morgan if a male Avatar marries Panne. Yarne is a Cute Monster Boy, and so is Morgan if a female Avatar marries him. Manakete Morgan, however, can only be female, fitting this trope. The only Male Dragon tribe member in the game, Grima, is monstrous, and never assumes a humanoid form.
    • Five characters fall under this trope in Fire Emblem Fates. The first and second of which are the playable Avatar (especially if female) and Kana (especially if female, which requires the Avatar to be Male), similar to the manakete in that they are half dragon. Another dragon named Lilith appears. The three of them look very different from how usual dragons do. The remaining two are Selkie and Velouria (along with their fathers), each exclusive to Hoshido and Nohr (respectively) and both being available in the third path.
  • Played straight in Gears of War 2 to the surprise of everyone (including Delta squad, Cole saying: "I thought she was supposed to be butt ugly."), with the Locust Queen, who appears almost exactly like a human woman (albeit wearing a squid on her back and a kinda grey skin tone). It turns out Myrrah actually is a mutated human.
  • Gems of War: The Djinn who looks like a human female.
  • Golden Sun:
    • The Fire Clan are mostly human-looking with some draconic traits, such as scales, colorful skin, equally colorful hair, and Pointy Ears. But then there's Karst, who pairs all of that with the appearance of a cute teenager and a black leather micromini.
    • Golden Sun: Dark Dawn's beastmen are all quite furry and a bit more animalistic than your average Cat Girl. And then there's Sveta, who is very human-looking, not readily identifiable as anything but "furry" (and her fur is skin-tone!), and very moe. Compare her with her brother, who has a very distinct muzzle (and blue fur, though beastman colors run the gamut). She can enter a more beastly form, which is largely indistinguishable from the werewolf/wolfman monsters (it's also a bit of a Game-Breaker).
  • Grandia:
    • From the original Grandia, a character named Milda joins your team. She's an older (beast)woman who, though not necessarily cute, has curves in all the right places and is marred only by having horns, sharp teeth, and a tufted tail. Eventually you reach the village where her tribe lives and get to see the men— all of whom are BIPEDAL COWS.
    • In Grandia II, a large, ugly, male beastman named Marag joins your party early on. This isn't so bad until you visit his village later in the game and find out that, apparently, the rest of his species is comprised of cute and/or hot Cat Girls. Also, if Tio and the remains of her android sisters are any indication, Valmar apparently designed his minions to look like Cute Monster Girls wearing vaguely bee-themed clothes.
  • Elites (Alien-name Sangheili) from Halo are lanky weird looking brown aliens with mandibles, so naturally the females look the same? '''Nope'''.
  • The House of the Dead EX has Zobiko, a Cute Zombie Girl. She's also one of the main characters.
  • Khimera: Destroy All Monster Girls is all about this, as one can understand from the title. The protagonist is one of the cutest chimeras ever.
  • Kid Icarus:
    • Medusa is a cyclops stone head in a wall, but after being damaged enough she turns into a human sized attractive Medusa (her original form according to the story) right before dying. She's even more of this in Kid Icarus: Uprising for 3DS (just look at her). Once she's nearly dead, though, she reveals what she actually looks like. It's quite horrifying.
    • The Syren enemy, who has full frontal NES nudity. The manual warns not to be caught unaware by her female form, as she is pure evil.
  • In King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride, princess Rosella is transformed into a troll but retains some of her beauty, making her the cutest troll girl around.
  • Knights of the Old Republic has Juhani, a Cat Girl who looks... very different from every other Cathar in all of Star Wars. Handwaved later by making Juhani a member of a rare Cathar subspecies, yet the more common version of a female Cathar still look much nicer than the hulking tiger-men that are the males.
  • Tiamat from La-Mulana. Then she starts kicking your ass, and you somehow stop finding her cute. Then you start kicking her ass, and she gets downright ugly. (In the PC version anyway; in the Wii version all she gets is a scowl.)
  • The Legend of Zelda:
    • Yeto of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is a big, hulking yeti with a face that one would expect a yeti to have. His wife Yeta, on the other hand, is a walking ball of fur (or clothes, it's hard to tell) with a much cuter face. At least when she's not possessed by the dungeon boss, then her face goes all scary-like...
    • The eponymous Twilight Princess: regular twilight citizens aren't so much ugly as featureless (most of them being black mannequin-like when not under Zant's curse) she's absolutely gorgeous and looks mostly like a woman with a weird skin-tone.
    • The Zoras are an odd case in Twilight Princess. Most of them look the same, with no sexual dimorphism and being very androgynous. Some of them wear fish-like helmets, but their real faces are rather human. The Zora Queen Rutela, on the other hand, is much more human-like, with a distinct bust and something hairlike on her head.
    • Ruto, the Princess of the Zora, grows into this after the Time Skip in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Compare her appearance with that of her father's.
    • It's a recurring element with the Zora across the series. In The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, the Zora once again have their much uglier Gillman-esque "River Zora" looks from the earlier 2D games, but their Queen Oren looks like an attractive woman with a few River Zora attributes.
    • Downplayed with Mipha from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. In contrast to the fish-like Animal Eyes and Scary Teeth of the other Zora, her eyes and mouth are more human-like, but she otherwise exhibits the same bestial Shark Man attributes of the others. Her brother Sidon is considered a Chick Magnet in-universe despite being even more shark-like than the other Zora.
  • [adult swim] Flash Game Lesbian Spider Queens of Mars has, well, the lesbian Spider Queen of Mars(it's the lower half that's a spider).
  • Lineage II: The Chaotic Throne: Male dwarves look like their counterparts in WoW and similar games... but female dwarves look like baby-faced teenage jockettes, scaled down to size. (They also narrowly skirt the Uncanny Valley.)
  • In Might & Magic VII goblins are available as a Player Character race; both the female ones available for your party and the NPC ones you meet in Deja and the Pit are attractive in their own way.
  • The H-Game series Monster Girl Quest is filled with these. They are actually all a nation of different One-Gender Race monsters who rely on human males to reproduce and as a food source. They range from this to downright terrifying.
  • The Pixie species from Monster Rancher is a race of cute, impish girls with demon horns, wings, tails, and Cute Little Fangs. It's implied in some games that they are Always Female, but the names bestowed on some Pixie NPC monsters seems to suggest that there are some males—they just look exactly the same as the females.
  • Mortal Kombat
    • Sheeva. She's a Shokkan: a Proud Warrior Race of tall, muscular, four-armed humanoids. But compared to her male counterparts Goro and Kintaro, Sheeva is relatively shorter and thinner in build and gets more attention from the fans than one would think. The one exception is Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, where she is considerably bulkier, which is fitting since she serves as the sub-boss for the female-only arcade ladder. When she returns in Mortal Kombat 9 however, she's slender again.
    • Mileena started off as subversion of this as she's mostly human-looking but has a gruesome set of teeth thanks to her shared Tarkatan DNA which made her quite the Butter Face in the eyes of many players. However Mortal Kombat X changes her face giving her human lips and only her cheeks are toothy which causing players to note how beautiful she was. Fanart especially had a field-day with her makeover (wow).
    • D'vorah from MKX would seem like she would count, but her personality and behavior just makes her gross and disturbing. Even her babies aren't really cute (mostly because their bursting out from Shinnok's stomach.
  • In Dragon Ball Online and Dragon Ball Xenoverse, female Majins look more like Distaff Counterparts to Super Buu: they are slimmer, have feminine features, and more humanoid faces compared to the males of their race, who are large and rotund with more cartoonish faces. Justified in-universe as Majin Buu having created the first female Majin after being inspired by a dirty book.
  • In Neo Steam, the male Beast races are huge hulking wolf-men or bear-men, depending on faction. Their female counter-part race are small, slender, curvy catgirls with cute stubby tails.
  • Neverwinter Nights:
    • The tiefling Valen of the Hordes of the Underdark expansion is male example, being uncharacteristically attractive for a fiend.
    • Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer gives us another male example in Gannayev, a Hagspawn, which are male Hag/Human hybrids and typically look something like this. Gann, on the hand, looks like this. Most people in the fandom adamantly refused to believe that this was the official character portrait of Gann because, really, there was absolutely no justifiable way a Hagspawn could look that pretty until actually playing the game, where it was revealed that his looks resulted from the love his parents had for each other.
    • Neeshka. A tiefling rogue in Neverwinter Nights 2 with horns and (provided the game is updated) a tail. Considered by many fans to be the cutest girl in the game, Neeshka and a male main character is the Fan-Preferred Couple to such an extent that an add-on module has been released to reinstate her as a romance option, after it was cut during development due to time restraints.
  • Ellen and Tammy from Pale Blue. In contrast to most examples however they play much more on the monster aspect.
  • Muramasa: The Demon Blade:
    • We're talking a game set in Feudal Japan. Kongiku and Yuzuruha are standouts here. Raijin (who resembles an oni) is quite attractive, but her beauty is mostly overshadowed by her brash and aggresive nature (almost to Ladette levels, go figure). The only times it surfaces is when she's knocked out of the sky (she lands on her rump and takes a moment to tend to her rear in a typical Cute Clumsy Girl fashion; notably, her voice raises from sultrily deep and tough to innocuously cute) and briefly after the Boss Battle with her when Fujin calms her down. And once you beat her, she is just adorable. More are added for Rebirth; the first main character is Miike, a female Nekomata in the form of her human master Okoi, and the second is Rajyaki, a small Oni girl. Meanwhile, Gonbe is assisted by his wife's still-attractive ghost, while Arashimaru's snake familiar is actually a shapeshifting minor deity out for his blood.
    • Gender Flipped with Fujin, a small and adorable imp, not to mention Raijin's more laid-back romantic partner.
  • Paladins
    • Willo is a fairy who looks rather inhuman compared to other fairies. She's pink, hairless, and her clothes seem to be merged to her body in some places. Regardless, she is cute, whimsical, and playful, even when she's protecting the forests from modern civilization.
    • Talus is a cute monster boy, with grey skin, wide eyes, horns, Cute Little Fangs, a bull-like tail, a big heart, and an energetic personality. He's a ska'drin, an ancient species of demon-like people who have been oppressed for ages and he strives to proves that his kind are not evil demons that others think they are.
  • The MMORPG Perfect World has the race called the Untamed. The males are big muscular furries, entirely hairy and with animal heads, and the females slender Cat Girls (or fox-, demon-, etc.), with tails and a second set of ears or something similar on the sides of their heads, but otherwise as humans.
  • Phantasy Star has this in spades. PSII had Nei, PSIV had Rika and Demi, and by PSO, Numans were a full-fledged minority within the population of Pioneer 2.
  • Planescape: Torment:
    • A number of odd NPCs can be added to your party. Only two are female, and both of them are conventionally very attractive, with some add-ons (a tail in the case of Annah and wings in the case of Fall-From-Grace). With Grace it's expected; she is a succubus. However, Annah is a tiefling; that is, someone descended from a fiendish grandparent (possibly with a few "greats" thrown in), and most fiends in Dungeons & Dragons, even female ones, aren't very attractive. Annah also wears a leather version of a Breast Plate, including hooker boots. The PC can hang a lampshade on this by suggesting she strip it down further, adding a few more slashes, to distract her marks. She gets flustered by this remark, and he comments he thought that's what it was for in the first place. She claims she gets hot, and "suspects it's the fiend blood in me".
    • The Brothel for Slaking Intellectual Lusts, where you find Fall-From-Grace, is full of these. It is, after all, still a whorehouse in Sigil, even if it offers strictly non-physical intimacies. There's Marissa the medusa, the extremely voluptuous "planetouched" Kesai-Serris note , Kimasxi Adder-Tongue the tiefling (though a scruffy and abrasive one, kept on as a sort of verbal dominatrix), and Dolora the very well-built golem, most obviously, but it can be inferred most (or all) of the other six prostitutes are inhuman as well.
  • Pokémon:
    • Gardevoir and Lopunny, which admittedly look the same regardless if they are male or female. Gardevoir's pre-evolved form, Kirlia, is a Cute Monster Little Girl, and it's pre-pre-evolved form, Ralts, is a Cute Monster Toddler, while Gardevoir also has its male counterpart, Gallade, a cute monster boy.
    • Several other Pokémon seem to be this (though again they appear identical regardless of gender), including Misdreavus, Mismagius, Mawile, Gothitelle and Froslass. Froslass is only female.
    • Bellossom, Roselia, Roserade, Lilligant, Whimsicott and Florges can be seen as Cute Plant Girls, while Leavanny is a Cute Bug Girl.
    • Mythical Pokémon Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Meloetta, Diancie and Magearna are genderless, but they look feminine, and adorable.
    • By allowing most of its "Cute Monster Girl" mons to be male or female, Pokemon rather subverts this trope. Likewise, musclebound monsters like the Machop and Timburr lines can be either male or female.
    • Pokémon Sun and Moon introduces several cute monster girls.
      • Brionne and Primarina, two very feminine Cute Seal/Mermaid Girls and the evolutions of the Alola Water Starter, Popplio. The catch: they only have a 1 in 8 chance of actually being female.
      • Steenee and Tsareena, the two evolved forms of Bounsweet and the newest line of Cute Plant Girls. All three can only be female.
      • Lurantis is a Cute Plant Girl that is imitating a Cute Bug Girl.
      • Ribombee, Cutiefly's evolution is a Cute Bug/Fairy Girl that looks like it's wearing a scarf.
      • It also provides a particularly weird example in UB-02: Beauty AKA Pheromosa, which is a Cute Alien Cockroach Girl. No, really.
      • There's also the two "female" Tapus. Tapu Lele takes on the appearance of a cute, humanoid fairy in a half-shell, while Tapu Fini essentially looks like a mermaid.
  • Primal gives us little Elizabeth in the realm of Aetha since the inhabitants of this realm are all zombies/vampires. She loves to dance and carries a dead rat as if it were a plush toy.
  • Queen's Blade video games have Gal Monsters that can be caught and fight for the player.
  • The female Satyros from Radiant Historia, especially Aht.
  • Ragnarok Online has a lot of these. Some examples: Maya, Moonlight Flower, Loli Ruri, Succubus, Valkyrie, Isis, Alice, Aliza. There are also many male examples.
  • The cave goblins of RuneScape are pale-skinned, goggle-eyed, lanky, hairless, low-poly, and strange-looking even by goblin standards. And then there's Zanik, who after her latest graphical update looks like she just stepped out of a Moe anime.
  • In Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell, Jezebel is absolutely adorable! Even if she is Satan's daughter.
  • In the first Shadow Hearts game male Harmonixer Yuri Hyuga transforms into almost completely inhuman monstrosities when he fuses with a monster soul- he'll usually still have 2 arms and 2 legs (usually), but only Seraphic Radiance/Dark Seraphim looks even remotely human- and it still has eerie pale skin and giant black wings. On the other hand, in Shadow Hearts: From the New World, hot female harmonixer Shania transforms into beautiful non-human creatures which are still abundantly female and wearing even less than she usually does. Yuri hits the middle ground, however, with his Level 1 Fusions in Shadow Hearts: Covenant, which are generally attractive male non-human creatures wearing less than Yuri usually does.
  • The default character portraits for Trolls and Orks in Shadowrun Returns include some Cute Monster Girls and Cute Monster Boys, though they run the full range from "cute if you don't mind fangs/horns" to "not conventionally attractive, but still mostly human-looking except for the obvious bits that distinguish them from baseline humans" to "outright monstrous." This is completely in line with the original tabletop lore.
  • A large number of the enemies and villains in Shantae are Cute Monster Girls. Among them: Cute Scorpion-Girls, Cute Water Lobster Thing Girls, Cute Snake Girls, and Cute Zombie Girls.
  • Shin Megami Tensei:
    • Most, if not all, the female demons and deities, especially Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, as even the ones who are officially supposed to be hideous still manage to look really sexy (with perhaps the only exception definitely being the "Old Hag" type of demoness).
    • Mother Harlot has a pretty nice body. Her face, on the other hand, could use some work.
    • The kid-friendly spinoff DemiKids takes this to an utterly ridiculous degree with some of its designs. Some are sort of logical, but others, like the Banshee and Harpy, are a bit of stretch. They even managed to turn Dullahan (a Headless Horseman who rides on a similarly headless horse and functions as an omen of death) into one of them. Take a look.
    • Shin Megami Tensei IV uses this for a number of the old standards, but subverts it hard with some of the redesigns, especially for Lilith. You know how Lilith used to look like Gozer with a snake around her neck? Not anymore.
  • The Dagonian race of Fish People in Skullgirls are often more fish than human looking, but minor character Minette looks like a human girl with a tadpole tail for hair. There's also Squigly, who's remarkably cute for a zombie.
  • The 3rd-person MOBA Smite loves this trope. While male deities can range from human to positively monstrous, many of the female deities are almost universally beautiful women with various costume additions, with a few exceptions. Special mention should be made to Scylla for toying with this trope: she's depicted as a cute little girl in a dress with a mischievous smile...and four horrific dog-headed serpent-tentacles instead of legs!
  • StarCraft has the Zerg Queen of Blades, Sarah Kerrigan. For someone who's been infested by The Virus she's still smokin' hot, but much of this is due to Art Evolution. In Brood War's cinematics and menus, Kerrigan looked like this and this. Nowadays her appearance is locked onto this. It's also lampshaded in-universe that her beautiful human face has mostly been unaffected by infestation, and is another tool she can rely on to distract an enemy if she's ever in close-quarters combat.
  • Tales Series:
    • Tales of Symphonia has The Mandragora/Alraune enemies, which are just humans with green hair and flowers growing out of their heads. Dawn of the New World makes them look significantly more inhuman, though. Others included the Lamia/Medusas, Harpy/Feather Magics, Amphitra/Mermaid/Sea Horrors, and potentially the angels and summon guardians.
    • Fenia from Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World; the best mage monster in the game, talks, and plays this trope perfectly straight.
    • Tales of Rebirth plays this straight and averts it with Hilda, a Gajuma-Huma half-breed. In-universe, Hilda's horns made her appear to be an ugly freak, but anyone can see that Hilda is attractive with or without the horns.
  • Eliza in Tekken is a female vampire with demon-like characteristics like curved horns, but she is still very pretty, feminine and Adorkable due to her Sleepyhead tendencies.
  • Nearly every single Touhou character (and there are a lot) is one of these, with Little Bit Beastly individuals rampant, and some of the most horrendous youkai appearing almost indistinguishable to humans. For only some examples, Nitori is supposed to be a kappa, Aya and Hatate are supposed to be (crow) tengu, Mamizou is a tanuki, Satori and Koishi are supposed to be Satori, and Yamame is meant to be a Giant Spider, and yet at most they only have one or two features that indicate them as such. The few male characters in the series tend to appear more monstrous (and old), with Genji being a talking turtle and Unzan being a cloud. There are occasional subversions, like Kogasa (a karakasa who is explicitly both the girl with the blue dress and the umbrella she's holding) and the bestial youkai rabbit in one of Maribel's dream-excursions, and very few of them act cute, most of them being violent bigoted jerks who are not above threatening to eat the protagonist. Played with by Nue, who is embarassed by how unscary her Shapeshifter Default Form is and goes to great lengths to hide it.
  • Every character that isn't the Player Character or Chara, the other fallen human in Undertale is a monster, and while their designs vary, this trope is generally in effect for monsters of both genders, particularly for major characters. Undyne is basically a female human with scales, fangs, and a few fins (she also has an Eyepatch of Power and a long red ponytail) and Dr. Alphys is a dorky, anime-obsessed bipedal yellow lizard with Nerd Glasses and a Labcoat of Science and Medicine. Muffet is a spider-girl who resembles a bluish-purple-skinned humanoid girl in a Victorian tea-party outfit with extra limbs, eyes, and Cute Little Fangs. On the male side we have Papyrus, a goofy skeleton dressed in an elaborate costume, and his lackadaisical brother Sans. Both Toriel and Asgore are older than usual for this trope—both are basically middle-aged—but resemble tall goat-like humanoids with friendly faces and white fur, and both have their fans in-universe and out. Mettaton seems to defy this, as despite being the underground's closest thing to a sex symbol he's just a boxy robot who is little more than a TV screen on a wheel, but his alternate forms are androgynous robo-Bishonens.
  • Pizepi Joren from Wasteland 2 is a young, green-skinned mutant girl and a potential party member. Despite her describing herself as ugly, she looks quite pretty in her in-game model and portrait. Her bright and quirky personality also add to her "cuteness".
  • The female Draken of WildStar are, both in-universe and out of it, renowned for their attractive appearance. That they could and probably will murder you in an instant doesn't ruin the attraction one iota—you could even say it helps.
  • In World of Warcraft, the female members of "monstrous" races look like models with paint jobs and funny hairdos, while the male members are considerably fuglier. They also tend to be rather well endowed.
    • Females of the minotaur-like Tauren are pretty heavily built, true... but they're still utterly slender and feminine compared to the massive bulls.
    • Female orcs and trolls have perfect posture compared to their hunched-over male counterparts, with slimmer builds (though female orcs are still relatively muscular) and less pronounced tusks. While the NPCs in the game have a variety of appearances, character creation provides one conventionally attractive face option for both, jokingly known as "Cutefase" (sic). The vast majority of female orc/troll player characters have these faces. With orcs, it's particularly bad because they originally only had one non-barbaric hairstyle as well. Meaning if you wanted to make a pretty orc girl, you will end up with the same face and hair as everyone else. Thankfully, the Barbershop added more hair options for fashion-conscious orc and troll ladies.
    • This was initially averted with female tauren and trolls in the beta. Troll women had larger tusks (though still smaller than the men's) and a slouching posture, and tauren women were taller and stockier. Negative feedback from players led to the women—and only the women—of these races being made more attractive by human standards.
    • The Naga, a race of Snake People. The women are slender with noticeably elven facial features (they used to be night elves). The men, however, are bulkier and more bestial in appearance, with fully dragon-like heads. It's also implied that the men are less intelligent as well.
    • Draenei women are approximately half the mass of their male counterparts, their tails and facial tendrils are far more understated, and they lack the men's forehead crests that make the face look less human (trading it out for goat horns that the men lack). On the other hand, they're less human than the male draenei in a sexiness-enhancing way: the males just have a human, straight-backed posture, but the females' hooves are shaped in such a way to give them a "high heels" posture that pushes the chest forward and the hips back. Even in-universe, female draenei are renown for their beauty.
    • Retconned with the worgen. They have been present in the game as an enemy mob since launch, but the same werewolf model was used for both sexes. But when the worgen were upgraded to a playable race in Cataclysm, the females were made distinct (read: prettier) with slender waists, rounded facial features, and big Disney eyes (including, for some reason, visible pupils that the men lack), while the males kept the original monstrous appearance.
    • The Forsaken, with the obvious exception of their queen Sylvanas Windrunner, somewhat downplay this. While female Forsaken do look less ugly than their male counterpart, they still have the same decaying parts and somewhat hunchback stance, their chest is much less pronounced than for other races, and they overall tend to inspire more Uncanny Valley rather than Fetish Fuel, since making zombies sexy would be too weird even for World of Warcraft.
  • Kasandra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has the hands and feet of a Monster Girl, complete with midnight blue skin/fur and sharp claws.

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