History Webcomic / TryingHuman

15th Apr '17 8:22:03 AM Ciara25
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* {{FaceHeelTurn}}: [[spoiler:Roger seems to be undergoing one during the latest chapters, going from easy-going goofball fish out of water to almost, sadistic glee at chasing down and hurting Hue, possibly justified slightly due to Hue not actually leaving Rose alone]]

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* {{FaceHeelTurn}}: [[spoiler:Roger seems to be undergoing one during the latest chapters, going from easy-going goofball fish out of water to almost, sadistic glee at chasing down and hurting Hue, possibly justified slightly due to Hue not actually leaving Rose alone]]alone. And then he starts behaving increasingly paranoid and abusive towards Rose, [[http://www.tryinghuman.com/comic/chapter-20-777 culminating in slapping her hard across the face.]]]]
30th Mar '17 10:25:58 AM Katsuhagi
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* BodyMotifs: Eyes and eye symbolism are all over the place.
13th Feb '17 9:24:12 AM Veanne
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* AbusiveAlienParents: [[JerkassWoobie EBE1]] towards Hue.
* ActionGirl: Pigment kicks ass and takes names. [[spoiler: In the fight against Roger, it's her who does most of the kicking, while her partner restricts himself to [[IShallTauntYou verbal lashing]] and looking cool]].



* AlienAbduction: The main premise of the plot.
* AlienBlood: Greys have blue blood.

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* AlienAbduction: The main premise of TheGreys abduct humans for research. That's how Rose ([[spoiler: and Roger]]) ends up in the plot.
* AlienAutopsy: Happened (off-page) in the forties storyline. Glassner also [[BullyingADragon threatened]] [=EBE1=] with it.
* AlienBlood: Greys TheGreys have blue blood.blood.
* AliensStealCattle: For food, mainly.



* BadassAndChildDuo: Soort of how the [[PunnyName Guinea and Pig]] started, although she's a grownup (if small) from the beginning and every inch as capable as her companion. But they [[WalkingTheEarth walk the Earth]], fighting the good fight together.



* BetweenMyLegs: [[http://www.tryinghuman.com/?id=457 This page]] when [[spoiler:8 and Glasner hook up]]
* BlindingBangs: 8, and all of the Majestic 12 (save Roger and 6) have HiddenEyes.

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*** 8 and 6 seem to be quite close emotionally. He's rather sweet towards her (buying her that picture frame was adorable).
* BetweenMyLegs: [[http://www.tryinghuman.com/?id=457 This page]] when [[spoiler:8 and Glasner hook up]]
have their extracurricular activities]].
* BlackSite: More than one. They're conveniently connected with a super fast [[ETGaveUsWiFi alien-tech]] train.
* BlindingBangs: 8, and all of the Majestic 12 (save Roger and 6) have have, in one way or another, HiddenEyes.



* BullyingADragon: [[HerrDoktor Dr. Glassner]] has a disturbing tendency to bully Greys. Who are telepathic and telekinetic, and, in case of [=EBE1=] at least, [[IKnowWhatYouFear not afraid to use it]].



* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The 1940s flashbacks eventually settled on appearing this way.

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** Don't forget Guinea and Pig, whose very [[PunnyName names]] show much propensity for BlackComedy snark.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The 1940s flashbacks scenes eventually settled on appearing this way.way. With [[ArcSymbol red]] [[SplashOfColour details]].



* GenerationXerox: Between [=EBE1=] and Phillis and Hue and Rose.

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* GenerationXerox: Between [=EBE1=] and Phillis and in the forties, Hue and Rose.Rose present-day.



* TheGreys: The aliens are explicitly identified as the Greys in-universe.

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* GreenEyedMonster: Roger, who's already rather stressed, [[SanitySlippage reacts]] ''very'' [[MurderTheHypotenuse violently]] when he sees his girlfriend with Hue.
* TheGreys: The aliens are explicitly identified Hue and [=EBE1=]'s race. [[HumorlessAliens Dour]], described as the Greys in-universe.[[MechanisticAlienCulture creatures of rigid habits]], reproduce by [[DittoAliens cloning]]. [[spoiler: Also a DyingRace that's trying its hardest to preserve at least some of their legacy]].



* HerrDoktor: The German Vernon Glassner.



* InformedJudaism: Don.

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* InformedJudaism: Don. All we have is his own word.



* InterspeciesRomance: ''Also'' the main premise of the plot.

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** The "Philena, queen of the moon" implies some mythological association he's having.
* InterspeciesRomance: ''Also'' All over the main premise of the plot.place, in many different flavours.



* MadScientist: Glassner is... [[SoftSpokenSadist lower in decibels]] than most, but he is quite insane. Exhibit A: [[spoiler: an OnlyMostlyDead woman in a [[PeopleJars glass tank]] ]].



* MindOverMatter: TheGreys. They can also make walls temporarily intangible.



* MsFanservice: 8.

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** But [[IncompatibleOrientation he doesn't even like women]]!
* MsFanservice: 8.8 is TheTease expert, especially towards Roger. It [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl used to be her job]].
* MyCard: [[PunnyName Guinea]] (the AWOL agent formerly known as 12) and [[PunnyName Pig]] (his grey companion Pigment) have one of these. Guinea gives it to Hue [[spoiler: who can't read English]] in case he needed more of their badassery in the future.



* NoSuchAgency: The Majestic 12 is so secret they [[YouAreNumberSix don't even use personal names]] (unless talking about someone who's already left the service). And don't tell the prospective recruits they're going to be shipped off to a top secret instalation in the middle of nowhere, completely incommunicado, say bye-bye to your loved ones forever, you're a Man (or Woman) in Black now. Wear your [[HiddenEyes shades]].
* OlderThanTheyLook: Besides Glassner, TheGreys don't really seem to age - Pigment first came to Earth about thirty years before the present day plot started and she looks the same. [=EBE1=] is probably older than she is and hasn't aged a day, either, since the 1940's.



* PsychicLink: [[spoiler: [=EBE1=] develops one with Phyllis. [[BlessedWithSuck It transmits ''pain'']].]]
* PunnyName: Guinea and Pig [[spoiler: escaped Area51 when Glassner wanted to use them for a particularly vile experiment - we don't know the details yet]].



** Justified, as with human Tone her chip has a glitch in it causing her long locks.
* TheReptilians: Longus.

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** Justified, as with human Tone - her chip has a glitch in it causing her long locks.
* TheReptilians: Longus.''Two'' species on them, one of which is actually [[UpliftedAnimal bred from]] Earth ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Troodon]]''. And has prehensile tongues.



* SanitySlippage: It seems Roger is cracking under the strain of his new MIB job...
* ScarfOfAsskicking: [[PunnyName Guinea and Pig]] both sport these - he gets a classy red silk one, she has a pale yellow one [[LittleMissBadass over twice as long as she's tall]].



* ThemeNaming: The Greys are Hue, Shade, Tone, [[spoiler:and Pigment]]. Only [=EBE1=] doesn't fit this pattern, but it's because his "name" is actually a designation given to him by the U.S. Government (his real name hasn't been revealed).

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** In her childhood picture (and one dream sequence), Rose is blonde...
* TelepathicSpacemen: TheGreys, very much (they've lost the use of their mouths). Reptiloids, to smaller extent. No info on the Nordics yet.
* ThemeNaming: The Greys are named Hue, Shade, Tone, [[spoiler:and Pigment]]. Only [=EBE1=] doesn't fit this pattern, but it's because his "name" is actually a designation given to him by the U.S. Government (his real name hasn't been revealed).



* YouAreNumberSix: ... And Roger's not at all happy about it.

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* YouAreNumberSix: ... And and Roger's not at all happy about it.
13th Feb '17 9:11:06 AM Veanne
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Rose Marie Williams is a secretary and filing clerk for a New York City police station and by night suffers from nosebleeds and boughts of sleepwalking. She has been being abducted by a group of aliens, including Hue, an alien who is smitten for her.

The comic also follows Roger, Rose's on-again off-again boyfriend who winds up inadvertently working as a [[TheMenInBlack Man in Black]], and Phillis, an Air Force translator in the 1940s who has a mysterious connection with [=EBE1=], the lead alien and Hue's genetic father, that somehow resulted in her death.

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Rose Marie Williams is a secretary and filing clerk for a New York City police station and by night station. She frequently suffers from nosebleeds and boughts what she thinks are episodes of sleepwalking. She sleepwalking, but actually, she has been being abducted by a [[TheGreys group of aliens]]. One of the aliens, including Hue, an alien who is not like the others. Also, he's smitten for with her.

The comic story also follows [[PlotThreads follows]] Roger, Rose's on-again off-again boyfriend who winds up inadvertently working as a the newest recruit to the [[TheMenInBlack Man in Black]], Majestic 12]], and Phillis, an Air Force translator in the 1940s who has a whose mysterious connection with [=EBE1=], the lead castaway alien and (later Hue's genetic father, that father) somehow [[ForegoneConclusion resulted in her death.death]].



!!This Comics Contains Examples Of:

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10th Jul '16 11:05:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* FieryRedhead: Rose, at least when hanging around [[spoiler:[=EBE1=]]].



* RedheadedHeroine: Rose.
** FieryRedhead: At least when hanging around [[spoiler:[=EBE1=]]].
21st Mar '16 11:27:27 PM Wyvern76
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* ThemeNaming: The Greys are Hue, Shade, and Tone. Only [=EBE1=] doesn't fit this pattern, but it's because his "name" is actually a designation given to him by the U.S. Government (his real name hasn't been revealed).

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* ThemeNaming: The Greys are Hue, Shade, and Tone.Tone, [[spoiler:and Pigment]]. Only [=EBE1=] doesn't fit this pattern, but it's because his "name" is actually a designation given to him by the U.S. Government (his real name hasn't been revealed).
15th Jan '16 11:01:51 AM finalfaw
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* {{FaceHeelTurn}}: [[spoiler:Roger seems to be undergoing one during the latest chapters, going from easy-going goofball fish out of water to almost, sadistic glee at chasing down and hurting Hue, possibly justified slightly due to Hue not actually leaving Rose alone]]
21st Dec '15 10:15:44 AM galaxyeyes
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The comic also follows Roger, Rose's on-again off-again boyfriend who winds up inadvertently working as a [[TheMenInBlack Man in Black]] and Phillis, an Air Force translator in the 1940s who has a mysterious connection with [=EBE1=], the lead alien Hue's genetic father, that somehow resulted in her death.

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The comic also follows Roger, Rose's on-again off-again boyfriend who winds up inadvertently working as a [[TheMenInBlack Man in Black]] Black]], and Phillis, an Air Force translator in the 1940s who has a mysterious connection with [=EBE1=], the lead alien and Hue's genetic father, that somehow resulted in her death.
9th Apr '15 6:26:43 PM Spirate
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* EasterEgg: [spoiler: Phillis] is hidden in several pages of the comic.

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* EasterEgg: [spoiler: Phillis] [[spoiler: Phillis]] is hidden in several pages of the comic.
9th Apr '15 6:26:15 PM Spirate
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* EasterEgg: [spoiler: Phillis] is hidden in several pages of the comic.
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