List of humanoid aliens

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This is a list of humanoid alien characters who have traits similar to that of human beings including bipedalism, opposable thumbs, facial features, etc. Discluded from this list are species, races or groups of humanoids which are on a separate article.

Animation[edit]

Character Origin Notes
The Great Gazoo The Flintstones A tiny extraterrestrial who was exiled from his home planet Zetox to Earth. He was found by Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble and is required to do good deeds for them, although only they can see him, along with children and animals.
Interplanet Janet Schoolhouse Rock A fashionable cyborg girl from another galaxy. She has bubblegum pink hair and wears a unique dress with a pink bodice and a "rocket-booster" skirt.
Little Twelvetoes Schoolhouse Rock A jovial alien with green or turquoise skin, six fingers and toes, a nose similar to Pinocchio, and blond hair.
Marvin Merrie Melodies/Looney Tunes A Martian, but is often found elsewhere. He is often accompanied by his dog "K-9", and sometimes by other creatures.
Ozmodiar The Simpsons A tiny extraterrestrial alien only Homer Simpson can see. He is a parody of The Great Gazoo.
Roger American Dad! An alien who lives in Stan's attic.
Zim Invader Zim An Irken from Irk whose mission is to conquer Earth and enslave the human race.

Comics[edit]

Character Origin Creator Notes
Annihilus Fantastic Four
#6 (1968)
Stan Lee and Jack Kirby A fictional character in Marvel Comics' Marvel Universe. In 2009, Annihilus was ranked as IGN's 94th Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time.[1]

The character first appears in Fantastic Four Annual #6 (1968). He had a recurring role in the series, including issues #108-110, #181-183, #251-256, #289-290, and Fantastic Four Unlimited #3.

Cosmo Cosmo the Merry Martian Bob White A Martian who visits Earth.
Darna Darna Mars Ravelo and Nestor Redondo A deceased extraterrestrial warrior who manifests itself in a human girl from Earth named Narda.
Khâny Yoko Tsuno Roger Leloup An extraterrestrial from the planet Vinea. Apart from his blue skin he looks just like a human being.
Plunk Plunk Luc Cromheecke and Laurent Letzer An extraterrestrial alien from the planet Smurk who wears green trousers and a hat in the same colour.[2]
The Scrameustache Scrameustache Roland Goossens, aka Gos. An extraterrestrial character whose face resembles that of a cat.[3]
Mr. Skygack Mr. Skygack, from Mars A.D. Condo [4] A Martian who came to Earth to study mankind's behaviour, but nevertheless gets a lot of observations wrong.[5]
Clark Kent Action Comics #1
Jun (1938)
Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster An extraterrestrial from the planet Krypton who has superhuman powers.
Xal-Kor Xal-Kor the Human Cat Grass Green An extraterrestrial from the planet Felis who can change forms from a common house cat to a hybrid man-cat form and then a fully human form.[6]
Zook Zook Jack Miller and Joe Certa A Martian who visits Earth.

Film[edit]

Character Origin Notes
Admiral Ackbar Star Wars A fictional character in the Star Wars science fiction saga. A member of the amphibious Mon Calamari species, Ackbar was the foremost military commander of the Rebel Alliance who led major combat operations against the Galactic Empire and was later integral in the formation of the New Republic. Ackbar played a supporting role in the 1983 film Return of the Jedi, and later became a prominent character in the novels, comics books and other media of the Star Wars expanded universe.
E.T. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial An alien from outer space who is accidentally left behind by his crew and befriends a human boy during his stay on Earth.
Klaatu The Day the Earth Stood Still An alien who comes to Earth to give the planet a peaceful message: Klaatu barada nikto.
Zaphod Beeblebrox The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy He is from a planet in the vicinity of Betelgeuse, and is a "semi-half-cousin" of Ford Prefect, with whom he "shares three of the same mothers". Because of "an accident with a contraceptive and a time machine", his direct ancestors from his father are also his direct descendants (see Zaphod Beeblebrox the Fourth).

Literature[edit]

Character Book Author Notes
The Little Prince The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry A little prince who fell from an asteroid to Earth.
Curtis One Door Away from Heaven Dean Koontz A young shape-shifting alien on the run from bounty-hunters.
Ras Thavas The Master Mind of Mars Edgar Rice Burroughs A Martian mad scientist.

Television[edit]

Character Origin Notes
Adric Doctor Who A young native of the planet Alzarius, which exists in the parallel universe of E-Space. A companion of the Fourth and Fifth Doctors.
ALF (real name: Gordon Shumway) ALF An alien from the planet Melmac who crash lands on Earth and is adopted by the Tanner family.
Beldar, Prymaat and Connie The Coneheads sketches on Saturday Night Live. An extraterrestrial family from the planet Remulak who all have bald conical heads. The father is named Beldar, the mother Prymaat and their daughter Connie. They live on Earth and try not to fit in with human society.
Big Giant Head 3rd Rock from the Sun An alien leader who controls the Solomons. When he eventually came to Earth he also took on a human guise, like them.
The Doctor Doctor Who An adventurer and scientist with a strong moral sense. He usually solves problems with his wits rather than with force, and is more likely to wield a sonic screwdriver than a gun, although he has been seen to use weapons as a last resort. According to the alien villain Chedaki in the episode The Android Invasion, "his long association with libertarian causes" shows that "his entire history is one of opposition to conquest."
Fofão Balão Mágico and TV Fofão An extraterrestrial child character who was popular on Brazilian television in the 1980s.
Gonzo The Muppet Show An anteater-like puppet who was eventually revealed to be of extraterrestrial origin in the film Muppets from Space (1999).
Mork Mork & Mindy An extraterrestrial from the planet Ork who develops a friendship with Mindy McConnell, a human woman.
Martin O'Hara My Favorite Martian A Martian antropologist stranded on Earth and who is adopted by the O' Hara family.
Dick Solomon 3rd Rock from the Sun An alien lifeform who took on a human guise while on a secret mission on Earth.
Harry Solomon 3rd Rock from the Sun An alien lifeform who took on a human guise while on a secret mission on Earth.
Sally Solomon 3rd Rock from the Sun An alien lifeform who took on a human guise while on a secret mission on Earth.
Tommy Solomon 3rd Rock from the Sun An alien lifeform who took on a human guise while on a secret mission on Earth.
Spock Star Trek A space captain from the planet Vulcan who, apart from his pointy ears, looks just like a human. He is a member of the starship Enterprise.

Video games[edit]

Character Origin Notes
Abe Oddworld Abe is the strongly developed central character of the Oddworld series.[7] He can also use GameSpeak, a way of communicating with other characters in the game.[8] Along with Spyro the Dragon, Abe was one of the unofficial mascots of the PlayStation One.[9] Computer and Video Games described Abe as "a new platform hero"[10] and a "brilliant character."[11] Lanning, Oddworld's creator, has stated that its "characters are driven in a way that is fired by larger [moral] issues."[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Annihilus is number 94 IGN. Retrieved 10-05-09.
  2. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/cromheecke.htm
  3. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/gos.htm
  4. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/condo_ad.htm
  5. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/condo_ad.htm
  6. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/green-grass.htm
  7. ^ Carr, Diane, Andrew Burn, Gareth Schott, David Buckingham, Textuality in Video Games, Utrecht University and Digital Games Research Association
  8. ^ DeMaria, Rusel, Johnny L. Wilson, 2003, High Score! The Illustrated History of Electronic Games, McGraw-Hill Professional
  9. ^ Lopez, Vincent, Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee: Does Munch live up to Abe's legacy?, IGN.
  10. ^ "Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus". Computerandvideogames.com. 2001-08-15. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  11. ^ "Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus". Computerandvideogames.com. 2001-08-15. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  12. ^ Carr, Diane, David Buckingham, Andrew Burn, Gareth Schott, 2006, Computer Games: Text, Narrative and Play, Polity