troperville

tools

toys

SubpagesAwesome
Funny
Heartwarming
Main
NightmareFuel
Series
Trivia
WMG
Webcomic
YMMV

main index

Narrative

Genre

Media

Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
random
Series: Star Crossed
Star-Crossed (formerly known as Oxygen) is a series that airs on the The CW starting February 2014 about a group of aliens that are sent to a suburban high school. Although the series has a similar premise to Roswell, it's based on a Spanish format.

This series contains examples of:

  • Aerith and Bob: The Atrians interestingly have names such as Castor and Nox as well as names like Roman, Drake and Sophia.
  • Alien Invasion: The Atrians arrived on Earth ten years before the start of the series. Though it's implied that either they were here to invade or escape from a dying planet.
  • Aliens Speaking English: The Atrians have appeared to have learned how to speak English during their stay in the sectors. They do have their own language however.
  • Allohistorical Allusion: In short, the plot is basically the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School but with aliens.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Roman seems to be attracted to Emery due to her saving his life during "Arrival Day".
    Roman: "You [Emery] were kind when everyone else was cruel. That's something."
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: All aliens have different birthmarks, breath through their skin, have two hearts, age much quicker, and have healing abilities. The birthmarks become bioluminescent when exposed to water, even after the visible signs have been removed.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: "The Crate" appears to be a place where Atrians are given absurdly long sentences for relatively arbitrary reasons. Drake's mom has been locked up for eight years, as one example.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Roswell.
  • Fantastic Racism: From both sides, basically just cuz. Apparently the US military's response to any appearance by extraterrestrials is "Shoot first and never ask questions."
  • Fantastic Slurs: "Tatties".
  • First Contact: Its not clear as to what exactly happened, but needless to say it went badly.
  • Great Offscreen War: "Arrival Day". Where the aliens crash land on Earth and for a yet unidentified reason, went to war for Humanity. It might have been a very short war, though, and the aliens might just have been defending themselves after they are shot at. A newscaster says some aliens are surrendering the next day.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: There is speculation about the possibility of successful interspecies sex. As it turns out, not only can humans definitely have sex with Atrians, they can have children as well.
  • Home Guard: The racism against the aliens is so bad that the aliens need protection from the National Guard.
  • Hufflepuff House: There are seven Atrian teenagers, but so far only 4 of them are plot relevant. The other 3 don't even have names.
  • Human Aliens: If it wasn't for random dark spots on their faces, the Atrians would be indistinguishable from humans.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: All the aliens who are unwilling to seek peace with the Humans believe that all Humans are barbaric.
  • Ill Girl: Julia. She gets better at the end of the pilot. Emery also used to be before the series.
  • Interspecies Romance:
    • The main plot seems to be about the romantic relationship between an alien boy and a Human girl.
    • It seems to be going this way with Lukas and Sophia, however she only thinks of him as a friend as she is attracted to Lovable Alpha Bitch Taylor.
  • Jerk Ass: Drake.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: Taylor.
  • Mental Affair: Roman tells Teri to knock it off with the sex dreams. She snarkily reminds him of all the times he used to want to do that when they were going out with each other.
  • One Dialogue, Two Conversations: When Drake thinks Taylor is the Trag operative, but she's actually just hitting on him and wants to get in his pants.
  • POW Camp: Atrians feel that being forced to live in "Sectors" is like living in a zoo.
  • Rescue Romance: Roman and Emery.
  • Right Wing Militia Fanatic: The Human "Red Hawks" faction comes off as this.
  • Ship Tease: Between Sophia and Lukas. Though it goes to them being Just Friends.
  • Sins of Our Fathers: Roman's father Nox was the leader of the Atrians until he was accidentally shot and killed by Emery's father in the pilot episode. Emery has become a target for retaliation by the Trags.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Obviously.
  • Starfish Language: The alphabet of the Atrian language, Sondiv. Interestingly, it superficially resembles the Deseret Alphabet.
  • Take That: The Atrian students want nothing to do with glee club.
  • The Big Guy: Drake seems to be a Type 1.
  • The Mole: Several guards in the Sector are working for Atrian extremist groups.
  • The Quisling: Emery is regarded as the "race traitor bitch" among the town's racist population for giving a speech for equal rights for the aliens.
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized: An Atrian extremist group is planning a violent uprising against their Human "oppressors".
  • Twenty Minutes into the Future: The aliens crash land in September 2014, ten years before the events of the show take place. Aside from some future tech such as holograms, most of Earth looks unchanged.
  • Will They or Won't They?: Roman and Emery. They end up kissing and going out by the eighth episode.
  • X Meets Y:
  • Younger than They Look: Atrians age much faster than Humans.
RevolutionCreator/Kyle Russell Clements    

random
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy
14883
41