List of humanoid aliens

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This article is about humanoid alien characters. For humanoid alien species or races, see List of humanoid alien species.

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.


Character Book Author Notes
Curtis One Door Away from Heaven Dean Koontz a young shape-shifting alien on the run from bounty-hunters.


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 that ends up in the hands of a boy who lies in a rural area.
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).


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
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."


Character Origin Notes
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 Hails from the planet Mars, but is often found elsewhere. He is often accompanied by his dog "K-9", and sometimes by other creatures.
Roger American Dad!
Zim Invader Zim An Irken from Irk whose mission is to conquer Earth and enslave the human race.


Character Origin Notes
Annihilus Fantastic Four
#6 (1968)
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), and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. He had a recurring role in the series, including issues #108-110, #181-183, #251-256, #289-290, and Fantastic Four Unlimited #3.

Clark Kent Action Comics #1
Jun (1938)
commonly seen as a brave and kind-hearted hero with a strong sense of justice, morality and righteousness. He adheres to a strict moral code often attributed to the Midwestern values with which he was raised.

Video Games[edit]

Character Origin Notes
Oddworld Oddworld Abe is the strongly developed central character of the Oddworld series.[2] He can also use GameSpeak, a way of communicating with other characters in the game.[3] Along with Spyro the Dragon, Abe was one of the unofficial mascots of the PlayStation One.[4] Computer and Video Games described Abe as "a new platform hero"[5] and a "brilliant character."[6] Lanning, Oddworld's creator, has stated that its "characters are driven in a way that is fired by larger [moral] issues."[7]


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