Half orc and half what?
— Description for the Half-Orc race, GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 3: The Next Level
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...but will still look human, sometimes even attractively so.
Like its sibling trope, it may lead to Uneven Hybrids or Heinz Hybrids if the person in question isn't a dead-end of the family tree.
Compare Hybrid Monster, which concerns nonhumanoid mixes of supernatural species.
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- Ah! My Goddess: Urd is half-god, half-demon. In fact, her parents are the series' versions of God and Satan.
- Rage of Bahamut: Genesis has Amira. She is a nephilim. Half of her is an angel, while the other half is not human but demon. Still, she looks like an ordinary, if very pretty, human girl.
- Rosario + Vampire: The Monstrels 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.
- One Piece has Wotans, a cross between Giants and Fishmen. They're one of the rarer races, with only two ever appearing in canon so far; Big Pan in the pseudo-filler "Davy Back Fight Arc", and Sebastian in the non-canonical movie "3D2Y".
- The Death Mage Who Doesn't Want a Fourth Time explains at one point that all of the races Vida gave birth to are capable of reproducing together as well as with the the 'normal' races of humans, dwarves and elves. Van himself is a Dhampir born of a vampire and a dark elf. The results of something like, say, a Lamia x a Centaur is never really made clear, though it's noted in passing that many generations after such a crossing that there can be throwbacks: One vampire character used to be a beast person long ago and had an eye indicating Lamia heritage and sometimes you'll find strangely large beast people who probably had Titan ancestors. Finally, there's one explicit aversion: Elves and dwarves cannot reproduce together.
- Magic: The Gathering
- 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 when neither Elves nor Merfolk can. They both appear in the Apocalypse set, after Rath has been overlaid onto Dominaria, but it's not made clear if that was what created them.
- Aegar, the Freezing Flame is the son of the king of the fire giants and a frost giant. He inherited both parents' elemental abilities, the strength of a fire giant, and the intelligence of a frost giant.
- DC Comics:
- Batman: The first Batman/Alien crossover features the result of a facehugger impregnating an alligator, a monstrously bulky creature bigger than a queen.
- Green Lantern:
- The singer Lizeth Vok (from the same planet as Abin Sur) is a "Gulbradian chimera". This means her skin is literally split down the middle, with one half being the bright red generally associated with the race and the other being a lilac shade note . (Her lilac half also has some kind of facial marking, but given her "rock grrl" look, this is possibly a tattoo.)
- Soranik Natu turns out to be a hybrid of Korugarian and Ungaran. Her biological mother was Abin Sur's sister, and her biological father is Sinestro.
- LEGION: Lyrl Dox is half Coluan from his father Vril Dox and half Gryxian from his mother Stealth, and strongly takes after his green-skinned father rather than his yellow mother.
- Wonder Woman (2011): Diana is half-Amazonian, half-God as of 2011 for the New 52. Granted, she still looks human.
- ElfQuest has two half elves.
- Timmorn Yellow-Eyes is the son of a shapeshifted 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.
- Invincible: Oliver is half-Viltrumite, a species of superpowered Human Aliens, and half-Thraxian, a species of Insectoid Aliens. Viltrumite genes are apparently dominant, because he looked basically like a human, save for his purple skin, and even that faded as he got older.
- Marvel Comics:
- The Avengers: William Grant Nelson is the son of Tigra, a Cat Girl and a Skrull who impersonated Hank Pym.
- Doctor Strange: Clea is a Faltine/Mhuruuk hybrid, essentially a cross between two beings from two different dimensions.
- The Mighty Thor:
- Thor is actually a mix of three different species of gods. He's half-Elder God on his mother Gaea's side, which is the reason he's so much stronger than the other Asgardians, and his father Odin is half Frost Giant on his mother's side. That makes him a quarter Asgardian, a quarter Frost Giant and half Elder God. In the 2020s, Thor's lineage is now a mix of Asgardian/Frost Giant by his father Odin and Cosmic Entity / Mutant by his newly revealed mother Firehair - a Phoenix Force avatar.
- The Asgardian ruling couple, Odin (Ice Giant and Aesir hybrid) and Freyja/Frigga (Vanir), has three children: Balder (out of wedlock), Aldrif (or Angela if you want) and Laussa. Not to mention Odin's various "conquests" around the realms and the children from those (for example Vidar with an Ice Giantess). That's a Tangled Family Tree that puts the Summers' to shame with children crossing to Heinz Hybrid territory very fast.
- Noh-Varr is a genetic fusion of a Kree and a cockroach.
- Strange Academy: Toth is a child of Queen Blythir (a Crystal Warrior from Weird World) and a Man-Thing.
- Thunderbolts: Gunna Sijurvald/Troll is half Asgardian on her mother's side and half Troll on her father's side. She looks fully Asgardian but was raised by the Trolls. As a result of her heritage and upbringing, she has the superhuman attributes of the Asgardians and fights with the ferocity of the Trolls.
- Ultimate Marvel: Loki is Aesir on his father's side and Giant on his mother's.
- X-Factor (2006): Rahne's son Tier is the child of a mutant and an Asgardian wolf god.
- Young Avengers: Teddy Altman, a.k.a. Hulkling, is the son of the first Captain Marvel (a Kree) and Princess Anelle (a Skrull). Being a Kree-Skrull hybrid, he doesn't have a lick of human DNA in him. However, his default form happens to be that of a pink Kree... which is essentially a Caucasian human as far as looks go. And since he's a shapeshifter, he also hits the 'attractive' option of this trope.
- Marvel Comics 2: Johnny Storm in this reality married Lyja, a Skrull, and they had a son named Torus.
- PS238 has Malphast, the child of a male angel and a female demon (who represent Order vs. Chaos). He's apparently the first, and nobody's quite sure of the extent of his powers.
- Saga: The story revolves around Hazel, who is half Landfallian and half Wreathian.
- Warcraft: Garona Halforcen 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.
- Child of the Storm:
- Thor is a Heinz Hybrid — he's three-quarters Asgardian, one-quarter Titan (which is one generation removed from the Elder Gods), and there's suspected to be a spritz of Kryptonian DNA in the royal line, though apparently it's watered down to the point of homeopathy by now.
- Diana might qualify — she's half-Amazon, half-Olympian. Of course, the question is how human/inhuman are Amazons? Plus, there's the fact that her father's a demigod...
- It's also stated by Word of God that the House of El has a bit of Asgardian blood, thanks to a long distant marriage alliance. It doesn't do much, beyond provide a slightly greater resilience of magic and a certain measure of kinship with the Asgardian Royal Family. The interesting part is that apparently all members of the Thirteen Great Houses of Krypton are Uneven Hybrids to one extent or another via diplomatic marriages with suitable/compatible species — this is actually used in the sequel to explain why only descendants of the Thirteen have the full Kryptonian power-set, while the rest are at Golden Age levels. For some as yet unknown reason, there was a genetic block and out-breeding replaced the genes in question.
- In Cuckoo Bird, Izuku is the result of the forbidden communion between a no-name puca and a pure-blooded elven member of the Seelie Court. He was swapped out for the "real" Izuku Midoriya when he was an infant. Because of his heritage, he has to cover up his black goat ears, lion-like tail, scales, and various scars with Glamour to avoid drawing attention to himself.
- In Good Omens fanworks, All Crowley x Aziraphale and Gabriel x Beelzebub fan-kids are this, since Crowley and Beelzebub are demons, and Aziraphale and Gabriel are angels. (Assuming angels and demons have diverged enough to be considered seperate species, which the book is kind of ambiguous about.)
- In Harry and the Shipgirls, there is a child named Fu-Chan, who was born from a Kitsune father and a Yuki Onna mother.
- A tiger shark-featured wotan (half-giant and half-fishman) named Miriam is the first original character to join the crew in Voyages of the Wild Sea Horse.
Films — Live-Action
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: Lieutenant Saavik is half-Vulcan, half-Romulan, with her heritage betrayed by longer, more upswept eyebrows than usual for a Vulcan. This isn't as unreasonable as most cases of the trope, seeing as how the Romulans are a Vulcan subspecies.
- Subspecies: Radu, the Big Bad, is the son of a vampire king with a D&D-like witch hag. Though he is always referred to as a vampire and is vulnerable to its conventional weaknesses, he looks distinctly monstrous (imagine Looks Like Orlok with Barbarian Longhair), displays the unique ability to spawn imp-like minions from his blood and manages to come back to life after being repeatedly killed, which appear to be all traits of his mixed heritage.
- In A Court of Thorns and Roses, Rhysand is half-High Fae and half-Illyrian. The same also applies to Nyx, the son he has with Feyre.
- The first Artemis Fowl book has a passing reference to an elf/gremlin hybrid (which is a bit of Early-Installment Weirdness, since "gremlins" aren't listed as a fairy race in later books). The Fowl Twins expands on this with Lazuli Heitz, a "pixel" (half-pixie, half-elf), as one of the main characters. It's mentioned that hybrid elves are fairy common.
- Books of the Raksura: The Fell abduct and rape members of a closely related species the Raksura to produce hybrids with certain powers. In the first book, the antagonists turn out to be a Fell flight that includes three hybrids with Raksura queen and mentor powers, and who want to continue the project; later in the series, we meet hybrids who were raised by the other parent race and are fairly normal youngsters, although their family is understandably secretive about their presence.
- In The Death Gate Cycle, the minor character Vasu is a hybrid of two rival Mage Species, the Patryn and Sartan (though he primarily identifies with — and leads a community of — Patryn). This is noteworthy because of the five humanoid races in the setting (Sartan, Patryn, human, elf, dwarf) no other configuration can produce viable hybrids, implying a level of close kinship between the two races that neither would comfortably admit tonote . As a practical matter, the main effect is that Vasu isn't very powerful in either race's magic, but is capable of making use of both, making him a rather versatile mage.
- Doom Valley Prep School has Princess Blood Wing, the daughter of King Holly Berry, a fairy necromancer and Margo'Tchwan, a Succubus. She's an imposing six inch tall fairy with demon wings, sharp teeth and likes eating raw meat wrapped in flower petals, who also happens to be a very powerful sorceress.
- Dora Wilk Series has mostly angel/non-angel hybrids, which are disliked by many angels, as well as magical A/magical B hybrids (like witch/elf, battle-witch/succubus and such), but they aren't considered anything unusual, as in-universe magical creatures (magicals) are considered as one group by outsiders. The whole "nonhuman hybrid" is zig-zagged with main character, whose both parents are humans, but due to magic in this universe being genetic and huge amount of LEGO Genetics, Dora ends up not being human at all.
- Garrett, P.I.: Commonplace, the most prominent case being the troll/giant "grolls" Doris and Marsha.
- Hannah is half greater gorgon and half Pliny's gorgon, and looks pretty humanoid except for the snake hair, until she turns into a Snake Person Medusa. Her son Lloyd is an unknown combination of species, and has stunted snakes, allowing him to pass for human if he wears a hat.
- Lilu (succubi and incubi) can reproduce with almost any humanoid species, including ghouls, bogeymen, and at least one species of Rubber-Forehead Aliens from Another Dimension.
- Isadora Moon: Isadora herself is is half vampire, half fairy. Her sister Honeyblossom is also half vampire and half fairy.
- The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: Jadis, the inhumanly beautiful and tall villainess, is reportedly half-jinn and half-giant. If that's true, it would also presumably apply to her sister that she mentions in the prequel The Magician's Nephew.
- Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard has Blitzen, a Svartalf, which in this series means the offspring of a dwarf and a god (in his case, Freya).
- A Master of Djinn: Zagros turns out be half djinn, half daeva (a similar species living in the east, but more tempestuous).
- In The Mortal Instruments, faeries are the offspring of angels and demons (although most are born to other faeries nowadays), and as one character puts it, they have the cruelty of demons and the beauty of angels.
- Grunts! has Orc/Halfing hybrids
- R. Chetwynd-Hayes: A "shadmock" is a third generation hybrid of vampire, werewolf and ghoul, all of which are distinctly nonhuman and hideous. The shadmock, however, looks like an innocent, angelic and perfectly human being.
- The Silmarillion: Lúthien is 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 Maia Melian fell in love with the elf Thingol, she created a real body for herself, which was apparently biologically elven. Their daughter looks like an uncommonly beautiful elven woman, but is more than a mere elf. And she has a son, Dior, with her human husband Beren, the first in a looooong line of Heinz Hybrid dudes (culminating in Arwen and Aragorn).
- Stardoc : In 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 Star Trek Shatnerverse, the planet Chal is home to an artificial race of Klingon/Romulan hybrids, created during their brief alliance period and then promptly forgotten afterwards. They had some problems merging the two different genotypes and had to use some genetic material from captive humans as a "glue" of sorts, making them Heinz Hybrids. In a later novel of the series, Kirk has a baby with Teilani, a woman from Chal. The boy (named Joseph Samuel T'Kol T'Lan Kirk) doesn't fit this trope anymore, since he has more human DNA now. Strangely, all this mixing of Klingon, Romulan, and human DNA (also Vulcan, by virtue of Romulan heritage) has resulted in making Kirk's son genetically similar to the ancient humanoids, who have seeded the galaxy with life, which allows him to fight the dark matter entity known as Totality via a Heroic Sacrifice.
- Star Wars Expanded Universe has many hybrids between humans and other species. However, other species can cross each other.
- Symphony of Ages has Achmed (Dhracian/Firbolg, the product of a rape) and Grunthor (Firbolg/Bengard).
- Trash of the Count's Family has an example in a half-dwarf/half-Mouse Beastman.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Whistler is the product of an Interspecies Romance between a pure-blood demon and an agent of The Powers That Be (basically an angel, although not depicted with wings). The Powers and the demons banded together to kill his parents for their transgression, but the Powers spared Whistler to serve as an agent of balance.
- Power Rangers Mystic Force has Phineas the troblin, half troll/half goblin, who looks far more humanlike than either of those descriptors would indicate. Maybe they cancel out.
- The Shannara Chronicles: Riga is an elf with Mwellret (a race of scaly mutants) blood running through his veins, as a result of his mother being attacked by Mwellrets while she was pregnant with him.
- Star Trek
- Star Trek: The Next Generation: In "Birthright", Worf comes across a Romulan POW Camp with Klingon survivors of the Romulans' surprise attack on Khitomer. One of the younger Klingons, Ba'el, is half-Romulan.
- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine:
- Gul Dukat's illegitimate daughter Tora Ziyal, a child the Cardassian occupation leader had with his Bajoran mistress Tora Naprem. 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). He winds up sparing her, and she becomes his Morality Chain. The Occupation reportedly resulted in many other Cardassian/Bajoran hybrids, not all of them voluntary, who are largely unwelcome in both worlds.
- Jadzia Dax, a Trill, and Worf, a Klingon, eventually marry and talk about having children, which Dr. Bashir confirms is possible with some medical assistance. Unfortunately Jadzia is shot dead by Dukat before it can happen.
- In an alternate timeline seen in "Children of Time", the Defiant crash-lands on a planet in the Gamma Quadrant 200 years in the past. The crew intermarries, with Jadzia partnering and having children with Worf. By the time of the episode the planet's entire population of 8,000 people descended from the crew are Heinz Hybrids of (at minimum) human, Trill and Klingon.
- On Star Trek: Voyager, Neelix is a Talaxian who is revealed to be 1/8 Mylean. The Myleans, however, are never shown, and Neelix looks like any other Talaxian.
- Seska's son is half Cardassian and half Kazon. He looks fairly human (enough that she initially thought Chakotay was his father) but with a small Cardassian forehead "spoon".
- Star Trek: Enterprise:
- T'Pol was planned to be revealed as half-Romulan in the fifth season. In the Trek universe Romulans are an offshoot of the Vulcans (namely the descendants of the ones who didn't want to become emotionless vegans), and a Vulcan/Romulan hybrid may therefore be no more remarkable genetically than a mixed-race human being. Probably slightly more of a difference, since they've been living on entirely different planets for a few thousand years and Romulans generally lack Vulcans' psychic powers, 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.
- Star Trek: Picard: General Nedar (aka "Commodore Oh" while functioning as The Mole within Starfleet Security) is half-Romulan, half-Vulcan.
- Star Trek: Discovery reveals that the Romulans eventually rejoin the Vulcans on the homeworld, which is renamed Ni'Var, a Vulcan word meaning "dual-aspected". About a third of the population now consists of Romulo-Vulcans.
- A full Star Trek list can be found here.
- The Vampire Diaries:
- Klaus Mikaelson, the Big Bad of Season 3, is the first vampire-werewolf hybrid of the setting. He was born from his mother's affair with a werewolf and became part vampire when she created the curse that turned him, his father and his siblings into vampires. Klaus eventually breaks the curse that prevents him from creating more hybrids like himself and turns Tyler Lockwood into a vampire-werewolf.
- In The Originals, Klaus begets a daughter named Hope who inherits his vampire-werewolf physiology as well as the witch gene from her grandmother and Klaus's mother, Esther Mikaelson.
Mythology and Folklore
- The Bee and the Orange Tree: Tourmentine is half ogre, half fairy.
- In Classical Mythology, many children of the Gods were this. Zeus for example, had as many children with Nymphs as he did with human women and Goddesses (Olympian and Titaness).
- The Dark Eye: The Holberker are a very minor fringe race originating from otherwise unheard of crossbreeding between elves and orcs.
- Dungeons & Dragons:
- There are many creature templates in the vein of "half-dragon", "half-fiend", et cetera. The vast majority of these can be applied to most humanoids, even very exotic or monstrous ones, with predictable results. Bonus: if the base creature type is a valid race for a player character, the DM might allow the templated hybrid to be as well.
- The Big Bad in one of the early Role Aids supplements for 1st Edition AD&D is an orc/dwarf hybrid and the byblow of a dare, an orcish tavern wench, and an extremely intoxicated dwarf prince.
- Throughout the editions, the Stout and Tallfellow subraces of halflings have been implied to be the result of interbreeding between the standard Lightfoot halfling with dwarves and elves, respectively.
- Half-ogres are mostly known for being ogre/human, but ogre/orc crossbreeds are also traditional. In fact, AD&D included two different varieties, the Orog and the Ogrillon, depending on whether the ogre was the father or the mother.
- Duthka'giths, introduced in 3rd edition, are hybrids of githyanki and red dragons whose creation was mandated by Vlaakith CLVII to create a race of Super Soldiers.
- Dragon #313 includes a half-ogre template, in which it's stated that human/ogres are the least common version and are drastically outnumbered by orc/ogres, bugbear/ogres, and gnoll/ogres.
- Forgotten Realms:
- The fey'ri are part elf and part fiend, whilst the Tanarukk are orc/demon crossbreeds created by demons as superior warrior-slaves to ordinary orcs. Similar races include maeluths, wisplings and mur-zhagul, created by the crossbreeding of fiends with dwarves, halflings and trolls.
- While actual rules were scarce, the Realms feature dwelfs (the result of dwarf-elf pairings) in the historic record — some fairly high profile, like Labrad, the First Gardener of Cormanthor.
- This is zig-zagged with orcs and interbreeding with other races. Orcs are quite capable of interbreeding with just about any other race, and are quite enthusiastic about it too. The offspring of orcs and goblinoids or giants is in many cases indistinguishable from those of pure orc offspring, and the population of many orc tribes is made up of large numbers of hybrids. However, orcs cannot interbreed with elves, as their god Gruumsh has forbidden it due to his hatred of elves and their pantheon.
- In Kingdoms Of Kalamar, a third-party setting, the ultimate setting of Hack Master, has a race of elf/orc hybrids known as Tel-amhothlans in elvish and as Guruk-vra in orcish.
- Midnight (2003), a third-party setting, has Dwarrow (dwarf/gnome hybrids), Dworgs (dwarf/gnome hybrids — orcs being descended from corrupted dwarves in this setting), and Elflings (elf/halfling hybrids).
- The sourcebook 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 N'djatwa are a species of elf/ogre hybrids born when two formerly-warring tribes, one of ogres and the other of savage elves, made peace and intermingled, ultimately being replaced by their True-Breeding Hybrid offspring.
- Dragonlance: The gully dwarves are the descendants of dwarves and gnomes. Seeing the results, dwarves and gnomes swore to never breed again on pain of death, as gully dwarves are highly deformed. However, gully dwarves by then had grown to sufficient numbers that they were a viable species.
- While the 5e half-elves are clearly intended to be half-human, they can rather easily be flavored as other races. Their ability score improvement gives them +2 in charisma, representing their fey ancestry, but they also get two points they can put in any two ability scores, meaning that you can chose one to represent your half-elf's non-elvish ancestry. Strength and Constitution for orcish, Intelligence and Dexterity for Gnomes, etc.
- Forlarren are the offspring of nymphs and fiends.
- The first rune giants were created by crossbreeding fire and taiga giants, while the slag giants descend from fire and stone giant unions. Both are True Breeding Hybrids, and exist as self-sustaining populations in the present day.
- Half-ogres, or "Ogrekin" as they're known, are the result of any mating between an ogre and any humanoid or giant, with one sourcebook featuring sample ogrekin in the form of an ogre/ice troll, an ogre/orc, and an ogre/changeling.
- Orcs are remarkably cross-fertile with other species, and as a result many half-orcs have goblin or hobgoblin, rather than human, blood. These different crosses all look mostly the same, largely due to orc traits tending to dominate those of the other parent. They can even crossbreed with high girallons — four-armed, white-furred gorillas — to give rise to four-armed white orcs. Elves are one of the few species with whom orcs cannot successfully reproduce, something the elves rarely let other species forget.
- Many oreads are descended from dwarf/genie, rather than human/genie, unions.
- Jade Regent: The second volume, Night of Frozen Shadows, features a foe who is half-troll and half-spriggan.
- Cerulean Seas: Seafolk (traditional merfolk) can hybridize with practically every anthromorph or feykith race, provides the latter are "messy breeders" (i.e. release their gametes loose into the water to recombine). Yes, if the wrong sperm drifts by, you too could be the mermaid mama of a baby with a lobster body, seahorse tail, or newt hindquarters where its fish parts should be.
- Starfinder: Most half-elves are born to elves and triaxians (triaxians being the main humanoid natives of another world in Golarion's solar system) rather than to elves and humans.
- Reign: The Ardwin setting 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.
- Talislanta: The Batreans are a race with Bizarre Sexual Dimorphism - the males are gigantic Super Strong but stupid Frazetta Man with tusks while females are identical to a human Head-Turning Beauty with powerful pheromones and great intellect. The females find the males disgusting and so only a small percentage of Batrean children come from a Batrean father and mother. Instead most Batrean women conceive children with other races (there are no humans in Talislanta) which results in genetically pure Batrean.
- The rules for the World of Darkness games discourage players from trying to make their characters super-special this way. You can't be a mage if you're a werewolf or changeling (and a werewolf or changeling is something you're born, even if it hasn't manifested yet, so anyone who has Awakened as a mage will not later go through a First Change and vice versa); a mage with werewolves or changelings in their family can only be a kinfolk or kinain. A mage who becomes a vampire or ghost will no longer be a mage. Werewolves generally become ancestor spirits or reincarnate rather than becoming ghosts. You can be both a werewolf and a vampire, but these Abominations consistently lose Gnosis until they become mindless and generally go out in a blaze. People descended from both werewolves and changelings or multiple kinds of werebeast can only turn out to be one or the other, or will just be kin to both.
- Agarest Senki: The 3rd generation love interests Lavinia and Faina are high elf/dark elf hybrids.
- Baldur's Gate II: Haer'Dalis is the product of an elven father and a mother who, in his own words, was "no human". As his official race is tiefling (a mortal with demonic ancestry two or more generations away), his mother may have been a half-demon of indeterminate race or another tiefling.
- Crash Bandicoot:
- Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped gives us Dingodile, a dingo-crocodile hybrid created from Drs. Cortex and N. Brio's mad science.
- Crash Bash introduces Rilla Roo, a Moveset Clone of Dingodile who happens to be a cross between a gorilla and a kangaroo.
- Creatures 2 and 3 feature a Gene Splicer machine to make your own hybrids. In a case of Shown Their Work, C2 hybrids tend to be unviable.
- Darksiders features the Four Horseman, last of a race of half-angel, half-demon Nephilim. Justified since angels themselves effectively look like humans with wings and they were a "created" race anyways.
- Diablo: Humanity is descended from half-angel half-demon hybrids called the Nephalem. In Diablo III, it turns out your character is the first of the new Nephalem.
- Disgaea Dimension 2: Sicily is a demon-angel despite the fact that her brother Laharl is a Demon-Human. This is due to their human mother, who was pregnant with Sicily at the time of her Heroic Sacrifice, refusing the chance to become an angel and gave it to Sicily instead.
- Divinity: Original Sin II: Malady is an elf-demon hybrid with very little to say about her parents, none of it good.
- Dm C Devil May Cry turns Vergil and Dante from Half-Human Hybrids into half-angel, half-demon Nephilim.
- Dragon Age: Elves can interbreed with dwarves, but (as with elf/human hybrids) the child is indistinguishable in every way from an ordinary dwarf. It's implied that Sandal may be the product of such a union.
- The Elder Scrolls:
- Played with throughout the series where the offspring of any two races is typically of the same race as their mother, with slight elements of the father. As a result, the immediate offspring of two different races of mer (elf) tend to be the mother's race. It is unclear if the beast races like the Khajiit and Argonians can interbreed, as no known hybrids of either race are known.
- There are a few known cases of mortals and divine beings interbreeding, such as Umaril the Unfeathered, allegedly the spawn of the "God of the World River" from a previous kalpa (cycle of time) and an Ayleid elf mother. There are also Demiprinces, who are the children of Daedric Princes and mortals of any type, both human and non-human.
- Oblivion has the Grey Prince, champion of the Imperial City Arena, a half-orc (who in the ES universe are a sub-species of elf) and a vampire.
- Gaia Online has the Gimpi evolving item, the result of a Devil Imp Potion and an Angel Imp Potion getting mixed.
- Icewind Dale II: The main antagonists are a pair of elf-devil (known as cambions) twins, Isair and Madae. They are in fact the children of the previous game's Big Bad Belhifet and his lieutenant the elven maiden Ilmadia. After their foster mother Egenia (the only person who ever wholly accepted and loved them) died, they found themselves feared and hated by everyone. They even went to the Hells and joined the Blood War, only to be rejected by the devils as well.
- Mass Effect has the asari, a monogendered species which can mate with any other species (of any gender) at will. This leads to all kinds of inter species offspring, although the child will always be an asari, making it less of a hybrid. This is considered the norm for them; asari-asari pairings are not exactly taboo but they are looked down on.
- Mortal Kombat: Mileena is a clone of Kitana created by mixing her genetic material with that of a Tarkatan's.
- Shantae and the Seven Sirens: One of the half-genies is Fillin the Blank, who is half genie/half zombie. It later turns out that she isn't a half genie at all, but Shantae's friend Rottytops in disguise.
- Star Trek Online:
- In the Foundry mission "Bait and Switch" Varus Jolin, a Bajoran, is married to Saeihr, a Romulan, and she's six months pregnant with their daughter.
- Galera, a Klingon Intelligence officer who acts as the main KDF quest giver for the Delta Rising expansion, is half-Klingon, half-Bajoran. Apparently she came out of a brief, ill-advised love affair around the time of the Dominion War.
- Rexxar is a half-orc half-Ogre who was the star of the bonus campaign in WCIII.
- World of Warcraft:
- Lantresor is a minor half-Orc half-Draenei character, and a whole village of half-Ogre half-Orcs (called Mok'Nathal) 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 (originally, she was presumed to be half-orc half-human because, well, "Warcraft: Orcs and Humans").
- When Illidan Stormrage absorbed the powers of the Skull of Gul'dan, he became "neither Night Elf nor Demon, but something more".
- Hatoful Boyfriend Holiday Star: Miru and Kaku 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.
- Havenfall Is for Lovers: Hikari is pixie on her mother's side and devil on her father's. She looks like a pixie with little black devil horns.
- SHUFFLE!: The sisters Lisianthus and Kikyou are half god on their father's side and half demon on their mother's. Primula is a genetically-engineered half-god and half-demon hybrid.
- Itham in Crimson Knights is a half-gnome, half-fairy.
- Drowtales: Dark and Light elves are fully capable of interbreeding, as are their underground descendants the Drowolath and the Drowussu. The resulting children often have trouble fitting in, especially since the major clan that accepted them was destroyed prior to the start of the story, but many have managed to eke out a living in other clans. The Tei'kaliath clan is also entirely composed of these, since they are the remnants of a surface city that was much more racially tolerant than their neighbors and had much more intermixing, resulting in a lighter skintone than the majority of Drowolath.
- Goblins: K'Seliss is alleged to be a hybrid of Lizard Folk and ogre, born from the experiments of a mad wizard obsessed with creating Mix-and-Match Critters.
- Karin-dou 4koma: Catherine is half fire-eating bird and half dog youkai. The result is a dog-eared girl with wings for arms that she can somehow use as large beefy hands.
- Looking for Group: Benny looks like the usual fantasy image of an orc, although 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.
- Mixed Myth: Keeva is a goblin/elf.
- The Order of the Stick has the mercenary Enor, who is half-blue dragon, half-ogre.
- One Pet Foolery comic by Ben Hed has a normal-looking young woman approaching a Monsters Anonymous-type group, claiming that she's half-mermaid and half-minotaur and inherited the human features of both. The werewolf in charge doesn't believe her until she explains that she's here to drop off her brother, a mermaid-tailed minotaur in a wheelchair.
- Acquisitions Incorporated: Rosie Beestinger of The C-Team has, over the years, had many children. By many men, of many species. Since she is herself a halfling, most of these children are half-halfling ("quarterling"), half-something else. (When played as a guest PC, as they frequently are, the closest available species template is used.)
- Jester Lavorre of Critical Role is the daughter of a famous red tiefling courtesan and an unnamed water genasi who is later revealed to be The Gentleman. Her unusual heritage manifests in her blue skin and hair, along with a resistance to cold damange, and an ice based Hellish Rebuke, as opposed to the affinity for fire you'd see in a typical tiefling.
- The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin: A late episode reveals that the recurring villain Jack W. Tweeg is half-Grunge and half-Goblin, with his father being one of the beach-dwelling, water-sports-obsessed Surf Grunges.
- A Kind of Magic: Tom and Cindy. They look completely human, but their mother is a fairy and their father is an ogre (not that it stops Cindy from being predjudiced against ogres).
- Atomic Betty: In the Season 2 finale, Betty's friend Paloma and her sister are revealed to be the children of a shapeshifting cat-like alien and a giant demon from another dimension.
- In Disenchantment, Elfo learns near the end of the season one that his mother wasn't an elf. It's hinted, and eventually confirmed, that she was Grogda the Ogre Queen.
- Gravity Falls features the Gremloblin, which is half-goblin and half-gremlin. Interestingly, we never see a normal goblin or gremlin (it has a vision of itself with parents that look the same as itself), so it's hard to say which traits come from where, or if they even exist (anymore).
- Star vs. the Forces of Evil:
- "Club Snubbed" shows Tom is the son of the Mewman King Dave and the giant demoness Wrathmelior.
- Season 3 reveals that recurring villain Miss Heinous is actually Meteora Butterfly, the half-Mewman, half-monster daughter of Eclipsa, the Queen of Darkness.
- According to The Magic Book of Spells, Star's great-great-grandmother Celena was half-Mewman, half-demon like Tom (which presumably gives the following generations of royals a diminishing amount of demonic heritage, down to 1/32 for Star, if no others married into the family). Unlike Tom, Celena looked entirely Mewman. Mewni does not consider demons (or at least the Lucitors) "monsters", so no one made a big deal out of it.
- Subverted with the late season 4 episode "Mama Star", which reveals that Mewmans are humans, meaning that the above examples are Half-Human Hybrids after all.
- In Voltron: Legendary Defender, Lotor is a Galra and Altean hybrid. All four of his generals are also humanoid Galra hybrids, although their other parent species are not stated.