[[http://www.genocideman.com/?p=40 Genocide Man]] is the story of Jacob Doe, one of the titular Genocide Men, a man tasked with hunting out and destroying dangerous "ideas" in the aftermath of the Open Source Movement, when military secrets became public knowledge, a time period where every possible piece of scientific knowledge was available to everyone, which, among other things, resulted in a ZombieApocalypse in China, the extinction of the Jewish people, and the deaths of two thirds of the world's total population. Ideas can be very dangerous in a future where the technology exists to make even the most terrible ideas a reality. Jacob Doe is 98 years old, and has seen, and done, many terrible things... and his life is about to become much more complicated.

Brought to us by the author who brought us IndefensiblePositions.
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* ArcWords: First delivered by an insane AI, ''They say that there's a secret gene, that Adam had, and it made him clean.''
* AIIsACrapshoot: A terrifying subversion, as every AI is ''guaranteed'' to go insane after it has been active long enough.
* AnimalThemeNaming: The five Genocide Men: Jacob Doe, Lola Lamb, Kevin Kidd, Peter Pup, and Joey. Presumably Kevin was going for irony.
* BioAugmentation: Genocide Men have artificial glands that produce stimulants and antitoxins during combat.
* BiologicalWeaponsSolveEverything: The comic takes place after several extremist groups used open-source biotechnology to kill billions. The titular Genocide Project is an international law enforcement agency that uses targeted plagues to wipe out "genetic deviants" and their creators.
* BioPunk
* CharacterAlignment: An [[http://www.genocideman.com/?p=458 alignment chart]] was posted at the end of chapter 9, using "pacifist-conflicted-murderous" as the moral axis.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Girii, maybe. According to the character sheet (as written by the Genocide Project) "She has also demonstrated impressive strength, but a lack of genetic markers indicate her musculature may be from a childhood filled with rigorous labor." However after she rips open a quarantine wall bare-handed Jacob [[http://www.genocideman.com/?p=272 suggests]] that Fumiaki developed entirely new musculature genes that they can't detect.
* {{Cyberspace}}: The [[http://www.genocideman.com/?p=145 "Undernet"]]
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: Girii's skin tone is hard to discern due to the greyscale, but she is an Inuit with blonde hair.
--> '''Girii:''' Ancient tribal secret - it's called Peroxide.
* DeathSeeker: Jacob Doe.
* DepopulationBomb: In 2109 the world population is down to 3 billion.
* DesignerBabies: Genetic deviancies, the Ugandans were born to mothers who were infected with a virus by "witch doctors".
* DrivenToSuicide: Peter Pup, one of the genocide men, eventually went insane from all of the horrors he was forced to inflict, and killed himself by diving into a wet cement foundation with his virus case. Sadly, the case opened, and a nasty bubble of virus released into the air, killing a lot of people.
* TheEmpath: Giri and about half her village have this ability.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Joey voted against [[spoiler: the Guyaquil plague, because it would "take the teeth out of the human race".]]
* {{Fanservice}}: [[http://www.genocideman.com/?p=478 Chapter 10, Page 11]] "This a test of the Emergency Fanservice Delivery System. This is only a test. If it becomes necessary to deliver fanservice to the readers, be assured that our artist Michael is capable of providing it. This has been a test. :)"
* FlatWhat: [[http://www.genocideman.com/?p=119 Freighter captain tells Jacob he has mail]].
** [[http://www.genocideman.com/?p=438 Dahnai tells Msaka to let the whale swallow her.]]
* FollowTheChaos: [[http://www.genocideman.com/?p=176 A genocide man goes shopping]]...
* HumanWeapon: The eponymous characters were designed to take on small armies. Often of ''other'' human weapons.
* IntrepidReporter: Roger Evers is a rather determined ''blogger''.
* KillEmAll: The government's number one law enforcement tool is now complete annihilation. In a future where you can make anything you please, even a targeted virus that can kill an entire gene line in a matter of days, the only way to prevent abuses of science is to kill anyone with an "idea" that is deemed too dangerous.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Jacob mentions that if he's captured he will be mindwiped, and that it may have happened to him before, Peter was at least three times. [[spoiler: And it's later discovered that at times the Genocide Men use a drug patch called the Lethe Protocol when discussing things that absolutely have to be secret, it prevents them from remembering what they did while on the drug. But Joey's augment tweaks rendered him immune.]]
* LongevityTreatment: Jacob is ninety-eight but thanks to his G-man mods and telomerase treatments he is still one of the deadliest men in the world.
* MagneticWeapon: Jacob's sidearm is a handheld railgun loaded with sarin-tipped darts.
* MonochromaticEyes: Genocide Men are stylized as having dead white eyes. Also counts as a RedRightHand.
* OhCrap: Tatsu Fumiaki, the scientist who raised Dahnai, begins calculating the maximum lifespan of Dahnai, who is a lifeform that has no mitochondria in her cells. When he realized that [[spoiler: Dahnai is technically immortal because of her unique biology,]] he had a colossal OhCrap because he had just been told that the world would only tolerate her existence because [[spoiler: her expected life span was only going to be five more years.]]
* RapidAging: Dahnai reached adulthood in just two years, causing the Genocide Project to guess that she'd die of old age in another five so they let her live. But it seems that the AI who created her designed her to become [[spoiler: TheAgeless]]
* RasputinianDeath : [[spoiler: Joey, pumped full of Sarin, electrocuted repeatedly, drowned, and finally eaten by crocodiles.]]
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: It's been revealed that the Genocide Project is actually [[http://www.genocideman.com/?p=385 tampering with the human genome on a global scale,]] which is supposed to be one of the things that they were put into place to stop.]]
* ShoutOut: While steeling himself up to go into the Undernet and hack some drones [[http://www.genocideman.com/?p=143 Roger]] references [[ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}} Spider Jerusalem]] and Creator/CoryDoctorow as bloggers who got theough worse.
** [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender So a bald-headed hero, a moody girl and a sarcastic young man meet a cabbage merchant]]…[[http://www.genocideman.com/?p=177 stop me if you’ve heard this one before.]]
** "[[http://www.genocideman.com/?p=434 Could be worse-- They could be shouting]] [[Webcomic/{{Freefall}} "Doggy"]]".
* SociopathicSoldier: Joey, though technically he was a mercenary. While Jacob, whom Lola considered the Genocide Project's moral center (not that that was saying much), was a UN Peacekeeper.
* SuperSpeed: Genocide Man artificial adrenal glands can pump something like rocket fuel which allow temporary bursts of speed. The Ugandan deviancies were capable of the same due to their enhanced nervous systems.
* SuperSoldier: Genocide Men are augmented with nanotube-infused bones and synthetic glands that produce combat stimulants and antidotes to most toxins. Some deviancies like the Ugandans are designed for this purpose as well.
* SwallowedWhole: By something that at least ''looks'' like a whale.
-->'''Giriii:''' My dad took me whale hunting once. Never thought I'd be swallowed by one.
-->'''Jacob:''' This isn't a whale. Whales don't have card tables, chemical toilets, or crates of [=MREs=].
-->'''Girii:''' It smells like a whale.
* SyntheticPlague: Primary weapon of the Genocide Men and many of the groups they were established to stop.
* UpliftedAnimal: Subverted by Dahnai, she looks canine but is actually a completely synthetic organism. Played straight by the "Slo-cows", crosses between giant ground sloths and cattle that Fumiaki chimera'd with human brain tissue.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Ironically, this viewpoint is used by both the Genocide Project, and those that they fight against. In a world where the technology exists to make any idea a reality (and how many people have thought that the world would be perfect if this or that group of people were not in it?), a lot of people have tried to make the world a better place by wiping out anyone that they believed hindered a perfect society. This kind of viewpoint has killed billions in this story. Meanwhile, for the Genocide Men, they justify the many acts they do as being for the greater good. While it may be true that they have more scientific research, more funding, and a wider worldview than most other organizations, the truth is, they have killed just as many, or more, than the ones they have fought against.
* VolcanoLair:
--> '''Dr Fumiaki:''' Then welcome to Corvo Island. Part volcano, part laboratory...well, pretty much just those two things.
* WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide: Very much averted. It's actually a shorthand for [=GENOme pestiCIDE=].
* YouCannotKillAnIdea: The Genocide Project [[http://www.genocideman.com/?p=88 thinks they can]].