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1[[quoteright:285:]]˛[[caption-width-right:285:Our heroine, folks. She's not having a good day.]]˛˛''[[ Transpose Operator]]'' is an ongoing futuristic horror webcomic created by Roxy Polk. An unnamed young woman wakes up in a strange medical facility, with [[IdentityAmnesia no knowledge of who she is or how she came to be there]]. Spotted picking her way out from amongst the hundreds of sleeping bodies around her, she finds herself pursued by masked humanoids. She escapes to the roof only to find the [[AfterTheEnd ruined remains of civilisation]] spread before her. That, and a small army of soldiers aiming weapons at the facility...˛˛The second chapter slows the pace down somewhat from the hectic opening chapter, and begins to fill in the details as the young woman, given the name "Karin", joins up with a ragtag military group struggling to survive the apocalyptic ruins...and the monsters that inhabit them...˛----˛!! This show provides examples of:˛* ActionGirl: "Karin". The fact that she's frequently outnumbered disguises her kick-first-ask-questions later nature.˛* AfterTheEnd: The SceneryGorn is pretty clear about its post-apocalyptic nature.˛* BodyHorror: Referenced in the creation of "Specters".˛* CaptainObvious˛--> ''(Looking at masked humanoids pouring gasoline over hundreds of sleeping patients)''˛--> '''The Girl''': What are they planning...? Wait... Don't tell me...˛--> '''The Girl''': They're planning on burning the whole place down with everyone inside!?˛* DeadlyEuphemism: "Dismantle the experiments" sounds innocent enough. Unless you're in a medical facility with an awful lot of very quiet patients...˛* DeadlyGas: The world's entire atmosphere, as far as we know.˛--> '''Medic 1''': Prolonged exposure to the atmosphere will damage your respiratory organs.˛--> '''Medic 2''': And your sanity.˛* {{Determinator}}: Trapped behind a locked door and about to pass out from smoke fumes...and she gets up and keeps going. Might be justified (see HealingFactor).˛* GasMaskMooks: The soldiers. They've got a good reason, too.˛* {{Gorn}}: ˛** Intestinal surgery is only shown for a single page, but that's more than enough.˛** Oh, and burning a living person's face off...while they're unable to move a muscle.˛* HealingFactor: "Karin" has this, recovering from badly burned hands in a matter of hours. It's still unclear how it works, although it may have something to do with the strange nanomachines in her blood.˛* HeroicMime: Used for effect in the first dozen pages. Not a single word is spoken by "Karin" or her [[SilentAntagonist pursuers]] until she's caught.˛* HeroesPreferSwords: The weaponry of choice for futuristic soldiers. They aren't deft [[KatanasAreJustBetter katanas]] or [[{{Vibroweapon}} vibroblades]], either; they seem to be your good old-fashioned sharpened lumps of iron.˛* IdentityAmnesia: It takes over a dozen pages for the heroine to spot her own lack of backstory. She's rather thrown by the discovery.˛* ItsQuietTooQuiet: Everything seems too easy...because the facility operators are too busy destroying their experiments to try to oppose the human attackers.˛* KillItWithFire: Medical laboratory under attack, and no way to radio out? Set yourselves and your patients on fire.˛* MagicSkirt: As far as the reader is concerned anyway. Given the tendency of "Karin" to run everywhere and climb every set of stairs she sees, it is possible that the lab staff got the full service.˛* MentalFusion[=/=]{{Telepathy}}: The staff of the medical facility can apparently send their thoughts to each other. The mechanism hasn't been explained yet, though.˛* MedicalHorror: It's pretty obvious that open chest surgery isn't designed for conscious patients.˛* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]: "Karin" is certain this is her. She's basically correct when it comes to the facility staff.˛* PreAssKickingOneLiner: Close-up on soldier with cool helmet; large speech balloon; small text line:˛--> '''Soldier''': Commence operation.˛* SceneryGorn: Used to good effect to show how trapped "Karin" is.˛* StandardFemaleGrabArea: Unfortunately for such a good ActionGirl, "Karin" is instantly vulnerable to an arm grab It's not clear if this is due to the non-human nature of the "medical" staff of the facility.˛* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: Standard medical procedure in the future, it seems. Justified when done by the humans in that they (correctly) predicted that "Karin" would try to flee upon waking up.˛* {{Tsundere}}: From what little we know, Nel, who seems to be a type A.˛----


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