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Basic Trope: Member of an "exotic" race that resembles an attractive or cute human woman.

  • Straight: Alice is a demon, yet is cuddly enough one could mistake her for a human.
  • Exaggerated: Alice is an Adorable Abomination, whose cuteness tends to overwhelm people.
  • Downplayed: Alice is a demon, and while very feminine is nonetheless clearly a demon.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted:
    • The females of a monster race are much more terrifying than their males.
    • Human women are suitably attractive by monster standards.
    • The monster girls are not cute so much as Uncanny Valley evoking.
    • Bob is a Cute Monster Guy.
    • Human females are considered monsterous by the monster standards but human men are considered attractive.
  • Subverted: Alice looks like she's a demon girl, but in actuality she's genetically human.
    • Alixse is actually the male of her species despite appearances and even ability to give birth - the monsterous "masculine" by human standards are the females of the species
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  • Double Subverted: ...However then it turns out Alice is part of a race of Artificial Humans, with Alice being one of the more conventionally attractive ones.
  • Parodied:
    • Alice is a hydra girl, each of her heads their own brand of cute to the point they'll even argue and "kill" each other, making even more cute heads obsessed with being the cutest.
    • Diabolx the Diabolical took the form of a cute monster girl because he mistakenly believed this was the most terrifying things humanity could imagine.
  • Zig Zagged: Alice looks like a demon girl, but is actually an Artificial Human instead. However her monstrous traits still stand out, until they suddenly fall. Then Alice gets cursed, making her into a werewolf. Except...
  • Averted: Female monsters are not unusually beautiful by human standards even if they do have humanoid builds.
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  • Enforced: "There's not enough recurring female characters in the cast... Hey! How about we make the monsters pretty girls?"
  • Lampshaded: "Wait, you're supposed to be a kobald? But... you're so cute, why are you so cute!?"
  • Invoked:
    • The Lord Of All Things figure cute monster girls would allow much more possibilities, thus making them so.
    • A Voluntary Shapeshifter monster girl deliberately goes for the look.
    • A human turns intentionally into a monster in order to get the looks of a monster girl.
  • Exploited: Emperor Evulz employs only female monsters, knowing Bob and his friends would be more reluctant in killing them.
  • Defied: Alice's kind vary wildly in appearance, but the ritual scarification and self-mutilation her kind engage in ruins the possibility of even partially-human ones looking conventionally pleasant.
  • Discussed: "I've seen the Life Puppeteer create his... things, so that got me thinking about monster girls." "Ah, yes, their humanoid build is certainly strange. They most likely have human or elven ancestry, assuming their creator didn't just make their species like that."
  • Conversed: "Hey, what's up with female non-humans being so pretty?" "Well, if you think about it, cute monster girls are a means of adjusting one to other species. So they're an anti-racism tool to establish monsters are people too."
  • Implied: Alice's cute fangs don't match any known tooth deformities, and her body can't handle some things considered perfectly normal. Yet she doesn't openly identify as anything else, making people think she's just a mutant.
  • Deconstructed:
  • Reconstructed:
    • Though the monster girls may be considered "freaks" by their males and have great difficulty fitting in with humans, what they unquestionably have is their cuteness. Thus the monster girls are able to appeal to young women who want to be like them, whilst educating humanity about themselves for humans to be interested in them.
    • It turns out that monsters, cute or not, are nowhere near as bad as people thought, with a few bad eggs amongst a general neutral. An uneasy peace is reached in large part due to the Cute Monster Girls; Because they look more human, they also emphasize more easy with humans than the more divergent monster species and vice-versa.
  • Played For Laughs: Alice celebrates a lot of bizarre holidays, her utter cuteness clashing against her people's holidays much like the oddity of a flying penguin.
  • Played For Drama: Though Alice may look human, she's ultimately a monster, and she has an incredibly difficult time resisting her instinctual desire to eat her human friends.
  • Played For Symbolism: Alice is ultimately still a monster, but she's much more forthright than most other human-shaped monsters. Part of her character is an adamant insistence that Hobbes Was Right, and that in reality, all people are monsters under the skin... while at the same time providing a visual counterpoint in that she's still a cute monster with some charm to her, and she later learns to take the bad with the good where people are concerned.

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