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[[http://hanna.aftertorque.com HiNaBN]] is a "[[LighterAndSofter sugarcoated horror]]"/UrbanFantasy about a wannabe paranormal investigator named Hanna [[EmbarrassingMiddleName Falk]] Cross, who is visited at the beginning of the story by the [[NamelessNarrative main]] [[OurZombiesAreDifferent character]]. The two become partners just in time for [[ButtMonkey Conrad Achenleck]] to complain about a vampire in his flat. [[IHateYouVampireDad Long story short]], Conrad gets bitten and they completely fail their first mission, setting the vampire free from a curse of some sort. [[ThoseTwoGuys Some other vampires]] aren't so pleased about that, starting the main story arc.

Currently contains [[MonsterMash zombies, vampires, weird magic, ghosts, werewolves and selkies]]. There was more to come, [[OrphanedSeries but don't hold your breath]]. As of February 14, 2014, it has officially been 3 years without an update.

Update: Tessa is working on a new comic with [[Webcomic/AppleGeeks Ananth]] [[Webcomic/JohnnyWander Panagariya]] called ''ComicBook/{{Buzz}}'' In the meantime, it seems like she's given up on Hanna. There were rumors about some sort of legal trouble between Tessa and 4D Entertainment, her publisher, that resulted in Tessa being unable to continue Hanna, but [[http://lackadaisycats.tumblr.com/post/41901710833/vickomakesamess-scrotumnose this rumor appears to be untrue]].

This series has a [[Characters/HannaIsNotABoysName character sheet]].

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!!This webcomic provides examples of:

* TheAlcoholic: Ples stops by the liquor shop weekly, buys more than one man should need, and frequents bars to boot. But he apparently holds his liquor quite well.
* AllThereInTheManual: A lot of extra information and trivia comes from Q&As on the author's deviantART page. [[http://community.livejournal.com/hinabn/17394.html#cutid1 Here's a good summary of the answers.]]
* AltText: The pictures of the characters on the Cast page.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Toni. At least, her skin color's darker than the rest of the cast's. (She's half-Asian and half-Latina.)
** Zombie is frequently speculated to be Asian or part-Asian, based on how his human form looked. As a zombie he's even more racially ambiguous, since his skin is a fairly dark green and his eyes are extremely sunken and shadowed.
** Casimiro, but WordOfGod says he was a really tanned Italian when he died.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Several of the male characters. Except for Ples, who is actually confirmed to be gay.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: The only human Hanna seems to regularly spend time with is the medical school dropout, Worth, who he relies on to fix him up when he's injured because he has some kind of horrible secret that he only trusts Worth with. [[spoiler: It certainly connected to the fact that he's a "rotten hollow shell of a boy" with an ''enormous'' scar on his chest. That's held together with staples.]]
* AntiClimax: Usually the start of an [[FurAgainstFang epic fight]], the confrontation between [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=432 Casimiro]] and [[spoiler: [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=435 Toni]]]] ends [[spoiler: [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=562 in a game of cards.]]]]
* ArtEvolution: In a very short timeframe- a difference can be seen only a few months into the comic.
** To contrast the first few pages of the chapter one and the latest few pages of chapter three, the colors have become less saturated, and the lines seem softer (particularly noticeable with Hanna and Zombie's designs).
* AuthorAppeal: She's really got a thing for [[GenderBlenderName guys with feminine names]].
** And more notably, sideburns and glasses.
** Also large foreheads.
** And often "heroin thin".
* BerserkButton: Do not mess with {...} or Hanna will [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=476 fuck you up something FIERCE]].
** [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=804 And he doesn't always give warning.]]
** Not quite as extreme, but for the record: [[OlderThanHeLooks he's]] '''''[[OlderThanHeLooks 24]].''''' And he'd thank you to remember it, okay?
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Hanna. See above examples.
* BigShutUp: Hanna delivers one to [[spoiler:Ples]] when he starts going after {...}.
* BloodFromTheMouth: [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=34 Eight out of ten doctors do not approve of it.]]
* BoldInflation
* BrokenHero: Tessa's DA sketches heavily imply [[spoiler:Hanna]] to be this.
* ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth: Used when [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=11 Zombie first meets Hanna]], as they discuss Zombie's background. (Or lack thereof.)
* ButtMonkey: Conrad. The author herself has stated that her favorite pairing is Conrad/Misery.
* CaptainObvious: "''Good freaking Jesus'', this guy loves clocks." {{Lampshade}}d by {...}.
** Hanna pulls one at the very beginning: [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=5 Holy s***! You're dead!]]
* CastOfSnowflakes
* CharacterTics: Lamont has an unfortunate habit of laughing uncontrollably when nervous or threatened.
* CuteLittleFangs: Conrad and really all of the vampires when they're in bat form. Though thus far, Conrad really only has the one fang.
* DeathGlare: [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=151 He's old enough to drink]]. [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=184 And she only sings out of key when she's nervous.]]
* DefinitelyJustACold: Hanna will insist he's fine after vomiting blood, collapsing and displaying some nasty scars.
* DemonicPossession: Happens to [[spoiler: Zombie]] although the possessor in question is not a demon, but a ghost.
* DesignStudentsOrgasm
* DontSneakUpOnMeLikeThat: Veser meets the main characters this way in a haunted theatre.
* DropTheHammer: Hanna uses an ordinary hammer that he's marked with runes to fight all kinds of supernatural creatures. It's shown to be just as effective at [[MundaneUtility pulling out nails]] as it is at wounding a vampire.
** [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=187 Hanna, do you have your hammer?]] [[AggressiveNegotiations It's time to negotiate.]]
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Falk.
* EmergencyTransformation: Conrad's transformation into a vampire.
* MrFanservice: If you ask the fans, pretty much every male. [[DrJerk Worth,]] [[TroubledButCute Veser]] and [[TheStoic Zombie]] seem to be big targets.
** Not to mention Ples Tibenoch, who more or less had a sexytime following from the word "go". He's only been in a half-dozen strips so far, but the fanfics and fanart starring him number in the high double digits.
* FilkSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPzeZp7-JuY Paranormal Investigator {Still Walking}]] would count. Includes a [[spoiler: TitleDrop]] at the end.
* FlatWhat: [[http://vert-is-ninja.deviantart.com/art/You-Weren-t-Invited-180048017 "Oh shi-! Conrad, you just gotta keep watch okay? You can't come in because you weren't invited."]]
** Adelaide also gives one when she sees that Conrade has returned, with help to evict her.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: [[{{Keet}} Hanna]] and [[HotBlooded Veser]] are sanguine, [[DrJerk Doc]] and [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Casimiro]] are choleric, [[YourVampiresSuck Conrad]] and [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Lee]] are melancholic and [[SugarAndIcePersonality Zombie]] and [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Toni]] are phlegmatic.
* FunctionalMagic
* GilliganCut: When bat-form Adelaide tells Conrad to leave, he animatedly expresses his feelings about leaving his own apartment. Next panel is of him and Zombie sitting outside the door. "I hate that bat."
* GogglesDoNothing: Veser is typically drawn with goggles hanging around his neck for seemingly no other reason than design.
* GroinAttack: A rather painful one, considering [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=67 vampiric strength]].
* HaHaHaNo: Veser's exact words to Lee when he insinuates that Mrs. Hatch is sticking around for the sake of her son. [[spoiler:She really just wants her pelt back.]]
* HellIsThatNoise: When the protagonists go to visit Tibenoch. They arrived at his house, and started hearing a creepy "tk tok" sound. And then more creepy things happened. And the "tk tok" sounds stayed for several strips, until 12:21, when the clock stopped. Not really sure what happened at 12:21.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=401 Hanna and the narrator]]. Possibly also the case with Finas and Casimiro, although as [[http://vert-is-ninja.deviantart.com/art/Wine-Women-and-Song-150000242 "nobody seems to know exactly what their relationship entails"]] there is possibly also a bit of ambiguity on the 'heterosexual' part.
** Also, in regards to Finas and Casimiro, the fact that their cast page states that they are [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?page_id=2 "most likely hedonists"]] only adds to that ambiguity. If any.
* TheHunter: Abner Van Slyk, [[strike:as-yet-unintroduced]] [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=827 now introduced]] hunter of vampires. All vampires. [[http://vert-is-ninja.deviantart.com/art/Mercy-Kill-149264187?q=gallery%3Avert-is-ninja%2F10358202&qo=80 Even the wusses.]]
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: The chapter titles all begin with "[[InWhichATropeIsDescribed In Which]]" and almost every page title is taken from a quote on the page.
* ImHavingSoulPains: Hanna exhibits something like this when a ghost passes through him. He collapses, appears to be in sizable pain and loses consciousness for a while afterwards.
* ImmortalityImmorality: Subverted: Hanna converts Conrad into a vampire after he finds Conrad dead (or maybe only near death). Hanna is all wild-eyed and blood-spattered, and laughs rather maniacally when he succeeds, but still isn't portrayed as a bad person for it, although Conrad has [[IHateYouVampireDad mixed feelings]].
* ImpairmentShot: Used at least twice--once when a ghost phased through Hanna and he fainted, and again when Worth woke up with a hangover.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Ples and Veser seem to be headed down this path, if concept sketches are to be believed.
* InWhichATropeIsDescribed: Each of the chapters has a title like this.
* JerkassFacade: Conrad, absolutely.
* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: [[spoiler: Zombie's possession]] is somewhere between this and a DreamSequence.
* LeftHanging: As Tessa Stone hasn't been heard from in months, the comic is stuck in limbo, at least for now. She stopped updating when every major character was in mortal peril. [[spoiler: Zombie, Hanna, and Toni are locked with a questionably sane Ples (who just whipped out a gun and fired it), and Conrad's trapped with Lamont, Worth, and Adelaide trying to get to Hanna and escape Abner. Oh, and Veser ran out a while ago, and we never found out where he went.]]
** The cliffhanger is even less likely to ever be resolved, since Tessa Stone has returned with a new comic named Buzz.
* ManlyTears: Veser does his best to [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=551 pull this off]], but winds up getting something between ManlyTears and InelegantBlubbering. Whatever you call it, the scene's a real TearJerker.
* MisfitMobilizationMoment: These misfits have so far failed to make a functional force, but they are all pretty... odd and seem to be lined up to form a [[TrueCompanions tight-knit group]].
* {{Motifs}}:
** All the characters have a shade of red or orange on their designs somewhere.
** Crosses appear everywhere: on characters' clothes (Zombie's jacket sleeves, Conrad's necklace thing in the first chapter, Toni's hairpin, [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=447 Casimiro's eye]]), in the backgrounds, sometimes the [[OddShapedPanel panels themselves]], and the title graphic. Cross is also the main character's last name.
*** Hanna has a cross on the bottom of his [[http://vert-is-ninja.deviantart.com/art/After-All-This-Time-155094756 shoe]], with a matching scar.
*** When Hanna sews Zombie's arm back on, he uses a [[IncrediblyLamePun cross-stitch]]. [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=118 It's even highlighted in white against a black silhouette.]]
* NoodlePeople: Even [[WordOfGod Tessa]] has described most of her male cast members as being "heroin thin".
* OccultDetective: Hanna's profession, and now Zombie's. How good Hanna is at his job is...debatable thus far.
* OddFriendship: It looks like Veser and [[spoiler: Ples Tibenoch]] might become this. Casimiro and Finas have been practically inseparable for centuries, though their vastly different personalities cause many to wonder how they even tolerate each other.
* OddShapedPanel: So, so much.
* OffModel: In the beginning, Zombie's face was often shaped slightly differently in most panels. See ArtEvolution.
* OrphanedSeries: Until further notice.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: And ''[[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=190 how.]]''
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Hanna [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=611 used the Z-word.]]
* PaintingTheMedium
* PeekabooCorpse: [[spoiler: Lee]]
* PowerTrio: Hanna, Conrad, and the zombie. Unpredictable but brilliant Hanna is TheKirk, OnlySaneMan Conrad is {{The McCoy}}, and the imperturbably calm zombie is TheSpock.
* PrecisionFStrike: Though the characters swear plenty of times in the comic, it's usually censored. The SymbolSwearing is dropped during more tense moments to reflect the seriousness of the situation.
** Hanna delivers an uncensored F-strike when trying to [[EmergencyTransformation bring Conrad back to life]]. [[http://vert-is-ninja.deviantart.com/art/Your-Ticket-Out-134960494 It works.]]
** Also when he [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=476 unleashes his well-hidden inner badass]] to call [[spoiler:Lee out for possessing Zombie.]]
** A subtle one made its way in [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=729 here]].
** And a well-deserved one from Veser [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=734 here]].
* PsychoticSmirk: [[spoiler:Ples.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The vampires.
* RedOniBlueOni: Hanna (red) and Zombie (blue). Also Casimiro (red) and Finas (blue).
** Visually reversed at the start of Chapter 3 due to the nighttime lighting. Hanna is blue (in moonlight) and Zombie is red (because of his [[GlowingEyelightsOfUndeath eyelights]]).
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: [[spoiler: Toni's werewolf form]] is usually something along the lines of SavageWolves, but due to [[spoiler: her power source being damaged, she]] takes ''[[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=762 this]]'' form.
** Also, ''[[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/wp-content/gallery/hannarts/conrad_isabat.jpg Conbat.]]''
** Make that ''all'' [[http://vert-is-ninja.deviantart.com/art/Bats-Are-Pretty-Cool-Yes-150110877?q=gallery%3Avert-is-ninja%2F10358202&qo=87 vampire bats]]. And for the record, that's ThoseTwoBadGuys Finas and Casimiro.
* RunningGag:
** Hanna's attempts to name {...}/Zombie.
** [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=175 The Smile]] [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=187 Tally]] also seems to have the potential to become this.
** Hanna is not a kid, he [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=151 is]] [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=717 24]], dammit!
* SamusIsAGirl: {{Inverted}} in the [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=4 first]] [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=5 two]] strips, of course, and played straight [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=23 with Adelaide]].
* ScheduleSlip: While there is no set schedule, there hasnt been any sort of update on the comic or word from the artist in a year.
* SelkiesAndWereseals: Veser is the son of a selkie and the man who stole her skin.
* ShipTease: May we again draw your attention to [[http://pics.livejournal.com/wailord_mf/pic/000013ww this]] quick doodle from Tessa during a livestream?
** Are we forgetting all of those 'bromance' strips between Hanna and Zombie?
* ShoutOut: To SilentHill, of all things; 312 appears as the door number for both Doc Worth's... "practice," and Ples' house.
* SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror
* StealthPun: Hanna can do magic by drawing symbols with his marker. [[spoiler:It's a magic marker.]]
** Also, when Zombie ''nailed'' Adelaide with a ''hammer''.
** In [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=405 this strip]], Lee asks a very bruised and battered-looking young Veser where his father is. Veser's response? [[AbusiveParents "Beats me."]]
* SymbolSwearing: Used for effect most of the time. Characters are allowed to land [[PrecisionFStrike uncensored swears]] during particularly tense moments.
* ThisIsReality: [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=786 "This isn't]] [[TheLostBoys The Lost Boys!"]]
* ThousandOrigamiCranes: Apparently, one of these meant something to {...} before he died. The significance is pretty much lost to him now, so Hanna's working on folding 1,000 of them to give them a new meaning. You can go ''d'awww'' now. We'll wait.
** Even more d'aww, the fans have started making them as well. As of late July '10, [[http://hinabn-1000-cranes.deviantart.com/ they're over halfway there]].
* TranquilFury: Don't tick off Casimiro. [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=582 Just..don't.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: Conrad [[http://i.imgur.com/MfFVW.png cares about you, but it's not like he likes you or anything...]]
* UnsoundEffect: Sometimes, for example: "[[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=162 Awkward]]"
* VampireBitesSuck: Conrad learned it the hard way.
* VampireInvitation: [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=781 Apparently required]].
* VampiresAreSexGods: At least according to the fandom. [[spoiler:Though WordOfGod tells us Conrad is [[AManIsNotAVirgin still a virgin.]]]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: what Doc Worth and Lamont Toucey appear to be.
** Conrad and Hanna also count. Hanna treats Conrad as his friend: completely oblivious to the fact that he annoys Conrad to no end. HilarityEnsues.
** Conrad actually has admitted that he likes Hanna. Hanna's just a bit...excitable.
* WeirdnessMagnet: according to Toni, [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=767 Hanna]].
* WhodunnitToMe: [[spoiler: {...} was apparently murdered, and he did come back in (more or less) one piece. He seems genuinely disinterested in questioning how or why he was killed, or who was responsible; but the fans and other cast members exhibit a healthy curiosity.]]
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Doc seems to think he and Conrad are friends, anyway, though the sentiment is probably not mutual.
** [[VitriolicBestBuds Worth and Lamont]] show their love by beating the daylights out of each other on what appears to be a fairly frequent basis.
*** And then [[http://vert-is-ninja.deviantart.com/art/Sorta-Maybe-A-Little-Sorry-159680694 apologize like little kids]].
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