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[[caption-width-right:300:From left to right: Basilio, Trese, Crispin, the local hordes of hell]]

''When the sun sets in the city of [[UrbanFantasy Manila]], donít you dare make a wrong turn and end up in that dimly-lit side of the metro, where [[OurGhoulsAreCreepier aswang]] run the most-wanted kidnapping rings, where [[OurGiantsAreBigger kapre]] are the kingpins of crime, and [[OurElvesAreBetter engkantos]] slip through the cracks and steal your most precious possessions.''

Trese is a [[UsefulNotes/{{Philippines}} Philippine]] comic, written by Budjette Tan and illustrated by Kajo Baldisimo.

!!This comic provides examples of
* BadAssFamily - OccultDetective father, OracularUrchin mother, and her [[MacGuffinGirl twin sister's soul was smelted into a dagger]]. For starters.
* BadAssLongCoat - It has [[GeometricMagic protective runes]] in the lining.
* BatmanGambit
* BloodFromTheMouth - ''Mass Murders: An Act of War''. Trese was ultimately suffering from a temporary deficiency of BadAssLongCoat, but it became [[XanatosSpeedChess part of the plan.]]
* BrokenMasquerade - The masquerade keeping the supernatural had apparently broken down in the Philippines. Most people though either act as though things are normal or refuse to believe that all those myths and folkloric creatures are actually real.
* CrystalBall - Investigations usually start with Trese requesting a glass of water in which to scry.
* TheChosenOne - Trese
** Which [[ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne it sucks to be]] when she loses almost her whole family in what was probably the [[RiteOfPassage worst birthday party ever.]]
* DealWithTheDevil - National boxing champion "Manuel" with [[LouisCypher Sytan]]
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu - Talagbusao, a tribal war god
* DistaffCounterpart - Anton Trese got genderswapped in the brainstorm stage to distinguish him from JohnConstantine, [[TheXFiles Fox Mulder]], and KolchakTheNightStalker.
* EitherOrProphecy
* EyeRemember
* GoodGuyBar - ''The Diabolical'', of which Trese is the proprietress.
* HumanMomNonhumanDad - The Kambal [[spoiler: are Talagbusao's children.]]
* InterrogatingTheDead
* MonsterOfTheWeek
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed - One story involves analogues of two famous Philippine drama actresses. A later one includes a Manny Pacquiao-like figure.
* OccultDetective - [[CatchPhrase When crime takes a turn for the weird,]] the police call '''Trese'''.
* OurMonstersAreDifferent - Being based in Filipino folklore, the monsters are very diferent from what's commonly put out in fiction.
** ElementalEmbodiment - Wind People are one of the races Trese encounters.
** TheFairFolk - A lot of the creatures Trese deals with fall into this category. Duwende are hobbit-sized creaturs who live in unassuming places, but demand respect and give it in turn. They can grant gifts or cause misfortune depending on their disposition or how they are treated. They love sweets, but can be killed by 'tasting hate'.
** OurElvesAreDifferent - Combined with the above, the "Elves" are, effectively, Tikbalang. In their natural states, they have horse heads and feet, but can use glamours to make themselves appear human. All the symbolism applied to horses fully applies to them. Deals/bargains can be struck with them.
** OurDemonsAreDifferent - They're called Manang.
** OurDragonsAreDifferent - They appear to be of the Chinese variety, able to take human form and can breath fire.
** OurGhostsAreDifferent - With the right rituals, normal ghosts can be killed. Then there's the Tiyanak, monstrous baby-zombie-ghosts created by the deaths of unwanted or abandoned children...who come out of an underground abortion clinic.
** OurMermaidsAreDifferent - Their bones can be used to bind ghosts and make them physical.
** OurVampiresAreDifferent - The Aswang/Manangalan. They don't suck blood, they suck up viscera and, if they can, infants and the unborn. By day they are people, but at night they sprout wings and their torso detaches from their legs and their upper part flies off to feed. They claw open homes and use their long tongues to stab prey and suck out their nourishment. Manangalan are exclusively female, but effectively the same.
** OurZombiesAreDifferent - Type R, but behave like Romero shamblers for the most part. They're controlled by a magic stone at the behest of a sorcerer.
* OurSoulsAreDifferent - They can be sold, burned, taken...and are called "Kaluluwa".
* ParanormalInvestigation
* PostModernMagik
* PowerLimiter - The comedy/tragedy masks
* SheCleansUpNicely - Averted. Trese does do formal wear for a couple of panels, but nobody gets ridiculous about it.
* ShoutOut - One issue is an extended homage [[spoiler: to {{Darna}}]].
* ShoutOutThemeNaming - [[Literature/NoliMeTangere Crispin and Basilio.]]
* TagTeamTwins - The Kambal
* TheyWalkAmongUs / AllMythsAreTrue: For Filipino mythology anyway. Apparently, the existence of mystical races and beings has become common knowledge by most if not everyone in society.
* UrbanFantasy
* WhoYouGonnaCall - See Above.
* WorldTree - Rite of passage
** In which it seems to be a YearInsideHourOutside
** Or, possibly, NarniaTime
* WreathedInFlames - The Santelmo
* XanatosSpeedChess - Trese's default setting
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