''[[http://www.aiacrowd.com/ Alone in a Crowd]]'' is a webcomic by Thomas D. Szewc. It revolves around the lives of, among others, Faith, her friend (now adopted sister) Hope and their older sister Sara. The comic as a whole is fairly cheerful and innocent (if not a bit silly), though it will sometimes dip into more serious plots like Aunt Desirae's career in the porn industry and Hope's less than stellar family life (or lack thereof).

As of March 2013, [[http://aiacrowd.com/archives/948 the webcomic is on an indefinite hiatus.]]

Not to be confused with [[AloneInACrowd the trope]] of the same name.

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!!This webcomic provides examples of:

* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Faith is bullied because she was born with a pair of cat ears.
* {{Animesque}}: The style is clearly influenced by manga.
* BadBoss: When Desirae was starting out, the owner of the studio where she worked used a hidden clause in her contract to force her into make degrading films.
* BanOnPolitics: [[http://aiacrowd.com/archives/44 The Morgan family and the AITC comic claim trying to keep themselves strictly apolitical]]. [[http://aiacrowd.com/archives/80 They don't succeed]].
* BerserkButton: [[http://aiacrowd.com/archives/36 Don't criticize Sara's cooking]] [[http://aiacrowd.com/archives/181 or else]].
* BigBeautifulWoman: Florence is a beloved (if very timid) member of the Passion Studios cast and crew, despite her weight... or rather, ''because'' of it. Desirae had wanted to tap into the BBW market.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: [[http://aiacrowd.com/archives/230 Hope wants to reward the audience with Sara nekkid & uncensored]], [[BlatantLies but it turns out to be a lie]].
* BreakTheCutie: For all her time as ThePollyanna, Hope is very broken-hearted when her parents abandon her.
* BreastAttack: Kayla twists Sara's nipples after hearing her having taken in Hope without thinking about all the consequences.
* ByTheHair: [[http://aiacrowd.com/archives/208 Kayla does this to Hope after she tried to order a 30 lbs (13.61 kg) ice cream serving for 49.99 $]].
* CatGirl: While she isn't a traditional example, Faith was born with cat ears. She also has purred when her head was rubbed on one occasion and her ears are vulnerable to ultrasound. The how and why of all this has yet to be explained.
* CensorBox: [[http://aiacrowd.com/archives/254 To censor placate the lawyers when Mickey Mouse had a cameo in the comic]].
* CharacterDevelopment: Discussed and [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]].
--> '''Hope:''' ''What?'' You guys had a character growth moment without me? ''No fair!'' I wanna have one too!
--> '''Faith:''' Uhhh, sorry? I'm not sure they're something you can force.
* CheerfulChild: Hope.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Hope tends to be overimaginative. Very overimaginative.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Aside from Hope doing this quite frequently, Sara does it once, when getting lectured by Kayla.
--> '''Kayla:''' Just ''please'' do me a favor and try to think about yourself now and again, otherwise your life's gonna pass you by before you know it.
--> '''Sara:''' You know, you're right! I'm gonna go out and finally buy "WorldOfWarcraft"! I earned it!
--> '''Kayla: NOT WHAT I MEANT!!!'''
* ConspicuousConsumption: Hope's parents were very very guilty of this. [[FromBadToWorse Then they discovered gambling.]]
* CuteBookworm: Faith's cuteness-level is well OverNineThousand and she adores books too such a degree, [[http://aiacrowd.com/archives/629 that the perspective of going to a library sends her off to an animé version of the]] DisneyAcidSequence ([[ReadOrDie Yomiko would be proud!!]]).
* CutenessProximity: Sara in Hope's and Faith's proximity.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Hope.
* {{Fiction 500}}: Implied that Hope's parents were this, as Hope casually drops the names of famous musicians like the Music/FooFighters and LadyGaga.
* FlippingTheBird: Sara does this [[BreakingTheFourthWall to the audience]] as part of an AprilFools joke strip.
* ForScience: [[http://aiacrowd.com/archives/289 The reason, why Hope filled the piano Ben Fold and Nick Hornby with Tapicoa Pudding]].
* FriendsWithBenefits: In one comic, Desirae suggested that Sara and Marty become this much to their mutual annoyance.
* GenkiGirl: Hope yet again.
* GodivaHair: Used after Faith and Hope went skinny-dipping in a forest lake.
* GuestStrip: Has them from time to time.
* JerkAss: Before Hope's parents eventually abandoned her for good, it is heavily implied that they never wanted her in the first place and that she was just another possession to them.
* KidsAreCruel: Faith is constantly made fun of because of her [[CatGirl cat ears]].
* LethalChef: Sara, to the point where ''nobody'' is willing to eat her food...except Hope.
* LonelyRichKid: Hope starts out as this.
* LonersAreFreaks:
** In some of the early comics, it is implied that most of the other children Faith's age either tease, bully or just plain avoid Faith due to the fact that she has cat ears.
** Later, it's revealed that [[spoiler:Desirae sees this as Sara's main problem]].
* {{Malaproper}}: Hope.
* LovableSexManiac: Sadia and Martin.
* MarshmallowHell: Desirae.
* JewishAndNerdy: Martin is nerdy and claimed to be Jewish, although that could've been only a pretext not to kiss Sara under a misteltoe.
* MeaningfulName: Hope, Faith, Desirae Passions (yes, her last name is Passions).
* MsFanservice: In nearly all of her appearances in comic so far, Desirae has been shown wearing something that is either skimpy or revealing.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Hope loves to invade Faith's personal space, just like Sadia love to with Sara's.
* OhCrap: When Sara realized, that she took the responsibility for Hope without thinking.
* OrphanedPunchline: Hope delivers one as part of telling a story to Faith.
--> '''Hope:''' The next day [[WhatDidIDoLastNight I woke up in a petting zoo dressed like a Power Ranger.]] And that's why I'll never drink that much "Mountain Dew" again!
* ParentalAbandonment: Hope's parents.
* PeekABangs: Faith
* ThePollyanna: Hope
* ParentalNeglect: Hope's parents abandoned her, just the house staff she was raised by. Sara took her in.
* ThePornomancer: Sadia is one, she claims, with a lot of credibility, that she can get into any girl's pants and that there are no straight girls, only the ones who didn't sleep with her yet.
* PromotionToParent: When their parents died, Sara put her life on hold so that she could look after Faith.
* ProudBeauty: Desirae isn't shy about showing people, either. It must come with being a porn star.
* SceneryCensor: Used after Faith and Hope went skinny-dipping in a forest lake.
* ShoutOut:
** [[http://aiacrowd.com/archives/113 Faith and Hope cosplay]] as ''Manga/LuckyStar'' characters singing "[[http://www.animelyrics.com/anime/luckystar/motteke.htm Motteke! Se-ra-fuku]]". Watch it on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSkLMGClr0c here]] on [=YouTube=].
** Sara has a DreamSequence as [[VideoGame/StreetFighter Chun Li]].
** [[Film/ForrestGump Stupid is as stupid does]].
** For Halloween 2010, Hope cosplays Chihiro from ''SpiritedAway'', Sara Nausicaa from ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' and Faith San from ''Anime/PrincessMononoke''.
** [[Series/DoctorWho Martin has a Dalek air freshener hanging from his rear-view mirror]].
** [[http://aiacrowd.com/archives/373 One night, Hope and Faith]] [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} go ghostbustin]].
** In that panel, Faith cosplay Holo from WolfAndSpice, Sara Haruhi from OuranHighSchoolHostClub and Hope Ed from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.
** [[http://aiacrowd.com/archives/836 For Halloween 2012, the cast cosplays as characters from]] ''Franchise/SailorMoon.''
** [[http://aiacrowd.com/archives/871 Hope the ninja, doing the "Hope-nu-Jutsu"]], probably a ShoutOut to Manga/{{Naruto}}.
** [[http://aiacrowd.com/archives/257 This strip]] contains clear references to the [[{{Film/Batman}} 1989 Batman movie]].
* ShrinkingViolet: [[http://aiacrowd.com/archives/932 Florence Oliver, the pr0n star. When Martin is praising her accomplishments in film, she literally tries to crawl away from sheer embarrassment]].
* SpitTake: Faith's response to finding out Hope did better than her on a pop quiz.
* SplashOfColor: To emphasize [[http://aiacrowd.com/archives/629 Faith's adoration for public libraries.]]
* StraightManAndWiseGuy: Faith and Hope, respectively.
* SuperSenses: Faith has a cat's superior hearing to go with her cat ears. This includes being able to hear ultrasonic frequencies.
* SymbolSwearing: [[http://aiacrowd.com/archives/148 Sara]].
* TemptingFate: Courtesy of an overnight "ghost" hunt:
--> '''Sara:''' I'm just happy that I can finally get back to sleep...
--> '''BEEP BEEP BEEP'''
--> '''Hope:''' What's that beeping noise?
--> '''Sara:''' My alarm clock telling me I have to get up for work now.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: Sara and Martin, even when they and the author of the comic want to deny it.
* UnsatisfiableCustomer: Sara runs into a lady who doesn't like sloppy newspaper deliveries. And by sloppy, she means anything not placed directly (and neatly) on her front porch.
* UnusualEars: Faith has cat ears, and she is quite sensitive about it at times.
* WordSaladTitle: An in-universe example. One of Desirae's films was titled "Ultra Bang Force 3: Legend of the Spanking Orc".
* YouNeedToGetLaid: Desirae is of the opinion that Sara [[http://www.aiacrowd.com/archivedStrips/153_oct0609.html could desperately use a good ride]]. [[http://aiacrowd.com/archives/30 Sara came to that conclusion by herself]].
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