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[[caption-width-right:260:Our Heroes, Ladies and Gentlemen]]
->No one truly knows when the darkness came into the world. In that vast black, a single cell divided itself into three separate entities. These three creatures are not human, but each one of them possesses a strong sense of justice deep within their soul. And though they are monsters, hideous monsters, they believe that by doing good deeds, they will one day become human.
-->-- OpeningNarration
A remake of the 1968 series ''Yōkai Ningen Bem'', ''Humanoid Monster Bem'' is the story of three monsters trying to right the wrongs of other monsters. Along the way they hope to gain the approval of humans who fear and despise them, and to one day become humans themselves.
They are:
* Bem: TeamDad, and oldest looking of the three. Uses a cane in human form. Looks like a tall guy in a suit, with pointed ears and blank eyes.
* Bera: TeamMom, and the only female. Uses a whip in human form. The most normal looking of the three, she's still dresses bizarrely, has pale skin, and wears heavy make up.
* Bero: The youngest looking of the three and most childlike. Doesn't use any weapons in human form. With olive Green Skin, pointed ears and fingernails, and an outfit that looks like it's right out of a circus act, he's the least normal looking of the three.

The entire 2006 series can be watched [[http://www.youtube.com/show/humanoidmonsterbem here]].
Expect a lot of [[SubvertedTrope subverted tropes]]
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* AdjectiveNounFred
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: The whole point of the Trios transformations.
* AgentMulder: Detective Mikami
* {{Alchemy}}: It can be used to create monsters, apparently.
* AlienBlood: The trio bleed green.
* ALoadOfBull: The Minotaur from episode thirteen.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Subverted. Big time.
* BigBad: Darna Osia (O'sea?)
* BreathWeapon: Bera has freezing breath in monster form.
* BrownNote: The Portrait of Death
* CaneFu: Bem's weapon of choice as a human.
* CantGrowUp: Bero is the same age as Bera and Bem, but is a perpetual child. He doesn't seem to mind though.
* CircusBrat: Bero is certainly dressed for the part, and was told by Bem to live on [[{{Squick}}a diet of Raw Meat and Live Chickens.]]
* CostumeCopycat: {{Doppelganger}} uses his powers to frame the Trio.
* CramSchool: Mamoru is seen at one towarsd the end of the fifteenth episode.
* CreepyTwins: ''Voyage of the Damned'' gives us Nekutsu and Nekushi.
* CuteLittleFangs: Bero
* [[CuteMonsterGirl Cute Monster Boy]]: Bero, ties in with...
* DarkIsNotEvil: Basically the whole premise of the show.
* EldritchAbomination: the most likely origins of the Portrait of Death.
* EmotionEater: The Harpy survives off of the hatred abused animals have for humanity.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: The Goblins.
* EvilCounterpart: Rose to Bera.
* FacialCompositeFailure
* FantasticRacism: The overall opinion of any human aware of monsters is that they're all bad.
* FantasyKitchenSink: Everything from [[ALoadOfBull Minotaurs]], [[TheFairFolk Dullahan]], [[ArtifactOfDeath and an Evil Guitar that]] [[VampiricDraining sucks the life out of it's user]].
* FreakyIsCool: What Kira thinks of Bero.
* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: Not exactly what the three are, but they certainly look more like this than human.
* FromASingleCell: Where Bem, Bera and Bero came from.
* GameFace: A rare Heroic version of this.
* {{Gonk}}: The above mentioned FacialCompositeFailure.
* GreenAesop
* GripingAboutGremlins: Impu, the Hospital Gremlin.
* HarpingOnAboutHarpies: The monster of episode 4.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Bero's motivation, besides wanting to become human. [[spoiler:Also The Gremlin.]]
* ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty: Contrasting with Bero, Bem and Bera look to be in their Tthirties or late twenties respectively.
* ImmortalityImmorality: Rose
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Bera
* KarmicTransformation: The three heroes are doing good deeds in the hopes that they may one day become human. So I guess this would be a case of an InvertedTrope?
** Rose is a more straight example, having a more [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Monstrous monster form]] than Bera.
* {{Keet}}: Bero
* LooksLikeOrlock: Bem. Let's see, No Hair? Check. Pointed Ears? Check. Fangs and Claws? Check.
* {{Masquerade}}: Bem tells Bero not to show his transformation to any humans. Guess how long that lasts.
* MasterOfIllusion: Bem has used illusions several times. In the 1968 series Bera used illusions as well.
* MeaningfulName: Bem is short for Bug-eyed Monster, which is what both he and Bero are supposed to look like, though their eyes are pretty normal sized.
** Though their "head lobes" do resemble a fly's eyes a bit.
* MindControl: Several Monsters manipulate humans to do their evil deeds.
* MixAndMatchCritter: The Harpy. Also the Chimera.
* MonsterSobStory: And not just from our heroes.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Given the nature of their origins, Bem, Bera and Bero are all the same age. Also, monsters are effectively immortal, so the Trio has been around for a long time.
* OpeningNarration: Gives us the basic premise of the show and the origins of the Trio.
* OurHomunculiAreDifferent: A Brother/Sister pair shows up in "The Tears of the Homunculus."
* OurMonstersAreWeird: A Chimera with [[{{Narm}} Goats for eyes.]] Not Goat eyes, but full goat torsos coming out of the lions head. It makes the fact that it's body is [[{{Cephalothorax}} only the lion's head and two legs]] seem trivial in comparison. Oh, and it has bat wings.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent
* PaperThinDisguise: Sure their Human forms are less monstrous, but they'd never come close to passing for human.
* PettingZooPeople: The Harpy spends the first half of it's episode as a {{Catgirl}}.
* PointyEars: Yep, Bero's got 'em. So does Bem.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: The Trio seems to be created back when alchemy was still in vogue. But then again, they do run into a pair of homunculi created about five years ago, so it's hard to tell.
* ReluctantMonster: Pretty good description of our heroes.
* [[spoiler: ReplacementGoldfish: Bera and Bero are this for the Alchemist, trying to replace his Wife and Son]]
* SadlyMythtaken: Where to begin. The most {{Egregious}} example would have to be The Banshee.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Bound to happen at some point. Is it spelled Bero, Baro, Belo, or Berro?
* TokenEvilTeammate: While certainly not evil, Bera is less forgiving of humans who have wronged monsters and is the quickest to lose her temper.
* TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday: Where the monster from the first episode comes from.
* UglyHeroGoodLookingVillain: Compared to the heroes, the Werewolf from episode three could easily pass for human.
** In fact, this is true of any of the humanoid monsters. Anything that can pass for human will do a better job than the trio.
* UncannyValleyMakeUp: Seems to be the case with Bera.
* VoluntaryShapeshifter: What Bem, Bera, and Bero are.
* WhipItGood: Bera's weapon of choice.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Bero.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: The Homunculi.
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