''[[http://www.monster-pulse.com Monster Pulse]]'' is a {{Webcomic}} by MagnoliaPorter of ''BobWhite'' fame.

When walking home one day Bina Blum sees something out of the corner of her eye move behind a building. When she goes to investigate a strange creature jumps into her body and causes her heart to become its own sentient entity outside of her body. A mysterious organization seeks to control the process and use the phenomena for its own gain.

Bina interacts with various other children affected by this strange ability which causes one of their body parts to take on a mind and personality of its own, whilst still functioning somewhat as if the organ were in/attached to the body from which it came, which in Bina's case keeps her alive.

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!!''Monster Pulse'' contains examples of:

* ActionSurvivor: Bina, although as the story goes on she is developing a less passive role.
* AppliedPhlebotinum: The Arma Energy SHELL uses. It is an amazing power source, with the tendency to create new life from existing forms of life, life that is still maturing.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: The author has admitted that before designing Rixis she had believed the pupil to literally be a black spot on the eye. If she had known it beforehand he might have turned out different.
* AnimateBodyParts: The premise in a nutshell.
* AttackAnimal: The monsters, as far as the director of SHELL is concerned.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Bina's monster is her heart. While it is extremely powerful, there's the teeny tiny problem that whenever it fights, she is putting her life on the line.
* BaldWomen: Julie, due to her hair turning into a monster.
* BlobMonster: Red, Nancy's monster, is made of her blood.
* BodyHorror: While the comic is meant to be all ages, (or at least around the PG rating) [[http://www.monster-pulse.com/?webcomic_post=page-7-chapter-1 Bina's heart graphically bursting out of her chest and turning into a monster]] may cause a few restless nights for younger readers.
** Likewise, [[spoiler:Roger's nascent face-monster]] was implied to be horrifying enough to convince an already-skittish Lulenski to [[spoiler:"[[MercyKill save]]" him from a FateWorseThanDeath. Messily. With a large rock.]]
** Rjinder's monster is his ''skin''. It's not all one piece, though -- his skin is cut into strips [[http://www.monster-pulse.com/?webcomic_post=page-18-chapter-10 that can move individually.]]
** In chapter 13, a [[http://www.monster-pulse.com/?webcomic_post=page-3-chapter-13 kid with a weird face]] starts stalking Julie. Most readers assumed it to be a kid with an eyelid monster. [[http://www.monster-pulse.com/?webcomic_post=page-4-chapter-13 They weren't thinking big enough.]]
* BodyMotifs
* BoringButPractical: Julie's monster is her hair. It's not very powerful, but it's hair, so it can regenerate from pretty much anything.
* ChekhovsSkill: West figures out that Greenie [[spoiler: can throw his voice]] and spends their time together practicing it. It comes in handy when [[spoiler: Bina and West are held up by the neighborhood patrol and need a quick distraction]].
* EmbarrassingFirstName: West isn't crazy about Desmond.
* EyepatchOfPower: Abel, due to his left eye becoming Rixis.
* FieryRedhead: In a twist on this trope, Julie is shown to have been incredibly shy when she still had her long red hair, it wasn't until losing it and gaining Kera did she become the bold PluckyGirl we know today.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Bina-Phlegmatic, Julie-Sanguine, Abel- Melancholic, West-Choleric, Lulenski- Supine
* FunnyAfro: West, though he's more straight-laced than the trope might imply.
* GenkiGirl: Julie.
** AND HOW, overlapping with {{plucky girl}} at times. She routinely breaks out of shady laboratories, isn't fazed by the idea of organs as monsters walking around (she actually seems thrilled by it) and only panics for a second when threatened by a creepy arm monster before deciding to fight it.
* GoryDiscretionShot: [[spoiler: Roger's death.]]
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: It may seem inconvenient for Bina's monster to be her heart, but Ayo is quite strong.
* HeartTrauma: Bina's heart is literally gone due to transforming into Ayo, which initially freaks her out quite a bit. She can still function normally though, and is even able to feel her pulse.
* KidWithTheLeash: The kids and their respective monsters. West also acts as a surrogate one to Greenie, since her partner [[spoiler: is a baby.]]
* TheMenInBlack : Word of God says they're called "SHELL." Between the kidnappings, experiments on monsters, scary opaque glasses, and some ominous overheard conversation, they're not exactly looking like good guys.
* {{Mon}}: A more serious take on the genre.
* MobileShrubbery: Bina and Julie use a recycling bin to bypass security.
* MoralityPet: Roger functions as this for Dr. Lulenski[[spoiler:...until she is forced to kill him.]] Red could also be considered one for Nancy, as Nancy only reveals her true feelings while talking to Red.
* NothingIsScarier: Two examples in quick (and effective) succession:
** After [[spoiler: Roger saves Lulenski]] he starts turning, very slowly. We never see his face in full (it [[spoiler: seems to have LEGS]]), because...
** [[spoiler: Lulenski has a major FreakOut and picks up a rock.]] The next page is simply the kids staring in horror, with no noise, save [[spoiler: [[{{GoryDiscretionShot}} the sound effects]].]]
* OrganAutonomy: Practically the entire premise--these organs aren't just autonomous, they're ''physically separate'' from the original body! And yet, somehow, the walking, talking organ continues to perform its function just fine--Bina still has blood moving around in her body, West still gets nutrition, etc.
* ParentsAsPeople
* ParrotPetPosition: West tries to do this with Guuzy. [[FunnyMoments With interesting results.]]
* ShellShockedVeteran: Abel has apparently been living on the run from SHELL for a long time, and it shows. He has trouble showing emotion and becomes nearly hysterical at the prospect of being found by SHELL. This extends to the point that he is willing to threaten the lives of others to stay hidden from SHELL.
** Nancy is an even more extreme example: Her BerserkButton is being called "stupid" or looked down upon, with disastrous results. She is easily one of the most violent characters, with a penchant for striking people in neck with her crowbar. She also has paranoia, claiming that everyone is a member of SHELL and even targeting children.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler: Roger saves Lulenski from a Ghost. It seems he would have gained [[{{BodyHorror}} a particularly nasty face-based monster]] if Lulenski hadn't "[[MercyKill stepped in]]."]]
* ThatCameOutWrong:
--> West: It's been awhile since I've had a boy friend. URK! I meant-
--> Abel: It's okay. I know what you meant.
* TorsoWithAView: The result of Bina's Arma-fication.
* TraumaCongaLine
* TrialBalloonQuestion: While out drinking with Ned, Lulenski awkwardly asks if he ever had to kill anyone during his days with a cop. What might seem like random, morbid curiosity is in fact [[spoiler:her way of testing whether he'd be a sympathetic confidant...or at least would have any advice for dealing with her own guilt over mercy-killing Roger.]]
* UseYourHead: A rocket powered heart monster headbutt attack, no less.
* TheVoiceless: Greenie's kid is an odd example. Since Greenie is the voicebox, it "talks" in place of the kid.
* WhamEpisode: Chapter 4, Page 13-14 is one hell of a reminder that this isn't just a bunch of kids and GrotesqueCute monsters running around. It also might go to show that [[spoiler: AnyoneCanDie.]]

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