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[[caption-width-right:350:Alastair Sterling (top-left), Brendan Pinsky (bottom) and Sulla Pinsky (top right).]]
->''"Are you just going to stand there?"''

Alastair Sterling was the inventor who sparked the robot revolution. And because of his sudden death, he didnít see any of it.

Until he wakes up 16 years later in an advanced robotic body that matches his old one exactly. Until he steps outside and finds a world utterly unlike the one he left behind Ė- a world where robots live and do business alongside their human neighbors and coexist in their cities. A world he helped create.

Al seeks out his old research partner Brendan to find out if he is responsible for Alís unexpected resurrection, but his return raises far more questions for both of them.

Like who the robot living with Brendan is. And why she looks like Al. And how much of the menís past should stay in the pastÖ

Created by [[http://www.bluedelliquanti.com/ Blue Delliquanti]]. The webcomic can be found [[http://ohumanstar.com/ here]]. The rare page is NotSafeForWork, and the webcomic overall is intended only for audiences 16 and older.

There is a [[Characters/OHumanStar character sheet]].
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!!This webcomic provides examples of:
* AnachronicOrder: Starts with Al's death, jumps forward 16 years, and then starting in Chapter Two there are flashbacks to when Al and Brendan first met.
* BeatPanel: Lots; a particularly {{egregious}} example is [[http://ohumanstar.com/chapter-1-page-26/ here]].
* BigDamnKiss: [[http://ohumanstar.com/chapter-2-page-46/ Yep]].
* BonusMaterial: ''[[http://bluedelliquanti.blogspot.com/2011/11/new-short-comic-oh-maker.html Oh, Maker]],'' a mini-comic published before the webcomic began, set to song lyrics and depicting Brendan and Sulla's domestic life as father and daughter before Al came BackFromTheDead. [[spoiler:It also heavily implies Sulla [[KnewItAllAlong knew even before]] Al's reawakening that the two men had been lovers, and has fed numerous other EpilepticTrees about the plot of the webcomic so far.]]
* BrainUploading: Done to Al when he dies. The scan is used to create Sulla and robot!Al.
* CassandraTruth: Brendan ''didn't'' bring Al back, and he doesn't know who did. Al doesn't believe him [[spoiler:[[http://ohumanstar.com/chapter-2-page-66/ until]] Brendan notices Al has the multitool that he'd been desperately searching for:]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Brendan''': Where did you get that?]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Al''': As I recall, it was a ''birthday present'', Brendan.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Brendan''': How the ''hell'' did you get your multitool back? You ''can't'' have -- there's no way.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Al''': It's ''mine''.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Brendan''': Don't pull that with me. Only ''I'' knew where I kept it. You ''couldn't'' have found it.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Al''': I woke up with it in my pocket. ''You'' ought to know that, seeing as you ''put'' it there.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Brendan''': You don't still think I --]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Brendan''': Al, you ''died''. I thought you were ''gone''.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Al''': Why ''wouldn't'' you give this back to me? Makes it a perfect picture, doesn't it?]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Brendan''': Stop it.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Al''': Really ''completes'' the whole thing.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Brendan''': ''I told you, I didn't bring you back --'']]
-->[[spoiler:'''Al''': ''Really''.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Brendan''': ''You're not supposed to have the multitool anymore --'']]
-->[[spoiler:'''Al''': Then why do you care about this so much? Who is this ''for?'']]
-->[[spoiler:'''Brendan''': '''I was saving it for ''Sulla!''''']]
-->[[spoiler:'''[[http://ohumanstar.com/chapter-2-page-67/ Brendan]]''': I was going to give her the multitool.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Brendan''': For her sixteenth birthday.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Brendan''': *DeathGlare*]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Brendan''': For her sixteenth birthday.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Al''': You didn't do it.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Brendan''': And ''now'' he listens.]]
* CastFullOfGay: And one {{Transgender}} girl.
* ChekhovsArmoury
* ChromaticArrangement: The scenes from Al's perspective (more or less) are colored in different shades of blue, Brendan's are red, and Sulla's will probably be green.
* CurseCutShort[=/=]LastSecondWordSwap: [[http://ohumanstar.com/chapter-1-page-31/ This]]. Sulla, [[PowerFloats floating upside down]], approaches Al from behind and abruptly starts speaking.
--> '''Sulla''': Brendan gave you clearance, you know.
--> '''Al''': '''[=FFFFF=]'''[=FFFFfly.=] You can fly. That's right. Okay.
* EatingTheEyeCandy: Al and Brendan [[UnresolvedSexualTension both]].
* FallingInLoveMontage: [[http://ohumanstar.com/chapter-2-page-57/ This page]] (worksafe) and the page after it ([[NotSafeForWork less so]]) which together form a SplashPanel.
* FinishingEachOthersSentences: Al and Brendan did this a lot. They ''still'' do it, even after Al's 16-year absence.
* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: Al dies and comes back as a robot. Also, Sulla is [[spoiler:a copy of Al's mind who was raised by Brendan and is a transgender girl.]]
* {{Flashback}}: Half the comic is this, and the story keeps alternating between flashbacks and present day, seamlessly except for the change in color scheme.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: '''Constantly'''. Multiple rereads of the webcomic yield new revelations to the reader.
* FourthWallMailSlot: The characters occasionally answer questions on the author's tumblr.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Used [[http://ohumanstar.com/chapter-1-page-26/ here]].
* GayAndLesbianFiction: Technically not QueerMedia. The creator, Blue Delliquanti, is a bisexual woman who heavily researched LGBTQ history and issues to try to make sure she [[ShownTheirWork Showed Her Work]] and not end up committing CriticalResearchFailure.
* TheGlomp: [[http://ohumanstar.com/chapter-1-page-17/ This]].
* HotMenAtWork
* HotScientist
* ItIsDehumanising: [[http://ohumanstar.com/chapter-1-page-27/ This]].
--> '''Al''': Why the hell is that thing a ''girl'', Brendan?
--> '''Brendan''': You can't call them ''things,'' Al, they have rights under state law now.
* MayDecemberRomance: Brendan with Al, who is 17 years older. After Al dies and reawakens 16 years later, they're closer to the same age.
* MeaningfulEcho: "Are you just going to stand there?"
** Kind of a weird example, because the first time it's said it's a [[{{Foreshadowing}} deliberate]] Meaningful Echo, but the context isn't revealed until later. [[spoiler: The first time the readers hear it, it's what makes Brendan realize he's talking to the real Al, because it's what Al said right before their [[BigDamnKiss first kiss]].]]
* MeaningfulName: Sulla is the name of a character from Theatre/{{RUR}}, and it's a boy's name but it was given to a female robot. Al looks like [[ArtificialIntelligence AI]] in a lot of fonts, such as [[ThisVeryWiki this one]], although the [[WordOfGod author said on her tumblr]] [[http://bluedelliquanti.tumblr.com/post/36239220819/is-als-name-al-because-al-looks-like-ai-artificial that it was a coincidence]].
** Al's name may also be a ShoutOut to [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist another unwillingly]] TransHuman [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist character]].
* ModestyBedSheet: [[http://ohumanstar.com/chapter-2-page-61/ This]].
* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: The setting of ''O Human Star'' is never stated outright, but is heavily implied (and confirmed WordOfGod) to be [[UsefulNotes/TwinCities Minneapolis, Minnesota]]. It's actually more like the location ''isn't'' supposed to be a secret, but there has been no reason for any of the characters to mention the city's name -- if they refer to it at all, it's just "the city."
* PickYourHumanHalf: Averted by Al and Sulla, who both look and act completely human (except Sulla can fly). Played straight by Brendan's Gimel 75 butler who acts fairly human but looks robotic.
* QueerRomance
* RapidFireNo: [[http://ohumanstar.com/chapter-2-page-52/ This]].
* RedOniBlueOni: Brendan and Al, matching up with their associated colors.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: Al and Sulla. Justified in that they're copies of a human mind.
* SexyDiscretionShot: Occasionally, when Al and Brendan have sex.
* ShoutOut:
** Sulla and Helena are references to ''Theatre/{{RUR}}''
** The [[http://ohumanstar.com/chapter-1-page-1/ poster on Al's bedroom wall]] resembles the [[{{Pinocchio}} Blue Fairy]].
** After Al died and then woke up in his new synthetic body, he is driven to his destination by a robot resembling [[EgyptianMythology Anubis]].
* ShutUpKiss: [[http://ohumanstar.com/chapter-3-page-44/ This]].
* SmartPeopleBuildRobots: Indeed they do.
* SoulJar: This is precisely what Al and Brendan try to make, and it's what Al's new synthetic body effectively is for him.
* SplashOfColor: In the beginning of the comic, during Al's blue-colored pages. Al walks home bleeding all over the place, reaches the bed, and ''dies''. The blood trail is a conspicuous red color.
* ThatCameOutWrong[=/=]AccidentalInnuendo:
** [[http://ohumanstar.com/chapter-2-page-29/ Oh, Al]].
--->'''Al''': I'm not really the ''hot researcher'' on the robotics circuit you're confusing me for. I don't get ''calls''. And the competition for your job wasn't exactly ''stiff''.
--->'''Brendan''': I find that hard to believe.
--->'''Al''': [[{{Beat}} *shocked silence*]]
** [[http://ohumanstar.com/chapter-1-page-36/ Also]]:
--->'''Brendan''': You can sleep in my bed. ...while I take the couch, I mean. Downstairs. In the workshop. I've pulled some all-nighters in there before ''oh god..''
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The "present day" is in 2021, but flashbacks go back to 2001.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: UpToEleven through most of the comic. It seems the general rule is, if Al and Brendan aren't having sex, or aren't settling into a relationship together, they quickly become UST incarnate.