Trying Human has a cast assembled of various humans and aliens.
Beware of spoilers.
Rose Marie WilliamsOur main protagonist in present time. Rose started out having strange dreams and inexplicable nosebleeds. As of now, she's dealing with several alien species and her boyfriend's increasingly shady job shenanigans.
- Amnesia Missed a Spot: While initially, Rose is not aware of what happened to her, she manages to break through the barrier around her memories more than once. The Greys' procedure doesn't quite take with her because she's of Nordic descent.
- Beautiful Dreamer: Hue is smitten with her, even when she's unconscious.
- Disappeared Dad: Rose's father was depressive and drank himself to death two years ago.
- Fiery Redhead: Could be because she's been abducted by aliens recently and has had some trouble because of this, but Rose can be a bit harsh and snippy at times.
- Foil: To her boyfriend Roger. Both were abducted by Greys from childhood on, and both have to deal with aliens more frequently and more consciously now, learning that the world is way more secretive and complicated than they thought. While it turns Roger paranoid and drives him to xenophobic outbursts, Rose faces the aliens friendly and rather curious, and she handles sudden alien-involving situations much calmer and more pragmatic.
- Forgotten First Meeting: With Hue, initially. It comes back to her, though.
- Interspecies Romance: Seems to develop one with Hue. She's also the result of one.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Rose's memories of her abductions by the hands of Greys were regularly wiped by Shade, though she remembers more easily and more clearly than most other abductees. There are also the memories of her mother which were deleted by EBE1 when Rose was young... on request of her mother herself.
- One-Hour Work Week: Averted. Rose loses her job a few days into the plot, hence she has a lot of time to go to therapy and bother with aliens. She mentions being worried about losing her apartment, but she has a bit of her father's inheritance to help her out financially, and then Roger moves in with her.
- Pajama-Clad Hero: When interacting with the aliens, Rose is frequently in her nightgown. That's because of the nightly abduction procedure.
- Parental Abandonment: Her mother left when she was still a child, and finding out she was alive and well all the time but just didn't care enough to ever look after her leaves Rose pretty devastated.
- Rapid Hair Growth: Alien "Mum" bit a good chunk off Rose's hair, but it grew back quickly — like it always does, according to Rose. Most likely because of her Nordic heritage.
- Skeptic No Longer: When a therapist tells her after a hypnosis session that she was possibly abducted by aliens, Rose deems it nonsense. However, during her next abduction, she manages to wake herself up... to be surprised in the worst way.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Phillis. Their hair aside, they look pretty much identical (and even the hairdo has some similarities); they both are connected to the Greys in some way, and they share some character features, too, though Rose is more straightforward and temperamental.
Phillis Lennox (1947)A young woman who worked around aliens at Area 51 in 1947, but seems to have left a message that is to be found by Rose in present day.
- Background Halo: Sort of. In some visions and imaginations of other characters (Rose, Hue, EBE1) she appears in a look that apparently belongs with the "Queen of the Moon" association; part of this is a kind of crown that surrounds her head with a circle of red lights.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: The intro ends with her shot by the Area 51 staff, dying in EBE1's arms under the starlit sky. Except she survived.
- Everyone Loves Blondes: Geez, let's see: Dr. Glasner, Walter, and EBE1 all have a thing for her, and there's a random soldier who tries to hit on her at Area 51.
- Fluffy Tamer: She was the only one to whom EBE1 would listen when she told him "That's enough!"
- Forgotten First Meeting: Her first contact with aliens, probably because they altered her memory. When Phillis was a little girl and was lost in the woods in the middle of winter, she encountered several Greys, though she remembers being found by a priest who brought her back home.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Blonde, and arguably the nicest person to have ever worked at Area 51.
- In-Series Nickname: From their first meeting on, EBE1 has taken to calling her "Philena". Phillis likes it, as it sounds like a melodious contraction of her first and last name, but EBE1 has implied it's a parallelism with a (probably) mythological figure, the "Queen of the Moon".
- Interspecies Romance: Her relationship with EBE1 is a very close one, and Phillis admits that, if he were human, she'd be in love. Whether or not they were actually partners in the romantic sense of the term is left ambiguous.
- As of chapter 22, it's confirmed that they were lovers.
- Jacob Marley Apparel: Though not actually a ghost, Phillis appears in Rose's visions usually in the uniform she was wearing when she was shot, with a (realistic or stylized, depends on the vision) wound at her left shoulder where the bullet hit her.
- Nuns 'n' Rosaries: Phillis is shown to be of distinctly Catholic belief; she grasps for the rosary in her pocket when she's afraid, and she prays a "Hail Mary" in the base's chapel in fluent Latin.
- Office Romance: She and Walter went on a date, and he made it very clear that he was smitten with her, but Phillis eventually distanced herself from him again, possibly because of his condescending behavior... or because of her own budding interest in EBE1.
- Only Mostly Dead: Despite being shot in the opening scene, Phillis is still somehow alive and conscious in the modern day, albeit imprisoned in a jar by Dr. Glasner.
- People Jars: Glasner keeps Phillis' body in one. Phillis can communicate with him through means of a printer, and recently, it seems she has built some sort of telepathic connection to Rose whom she's trying to get to help her.
- Plucky Girl: Being the object of unwanted affection of a Mad Scientist, mentally linked to an alien, and subject of occasional and cruel experiments, Phillis can't seem to catch a break. Still, she's an upbeat and always friendly person, even in Rose's visions while Phillis herself is kept in Glasner's laboratory.
- Psychic Link: EBE1 develops one with Phillis. It transmits pain, and with it, even physical injuries. She might also have one with Rose, in whose dreams she appears.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: The reason why she hesitates to follow EBE1 to space, and also why she has already filed her resignation from the Air Force; she wants to find a man who loves her and start a family, baby and home and all.
Doctor Vernon GlasnerThe head scientist in Area 51, and a rather unscrupulous individual.
- The Ageless: He's implied to have acquired this form of immortality through contact with alien technology, since he's been around since the 1940s and seemingly hasn't aged a day.
- Bullying a Dragon: He has a disturbing tendency to bully EBE1. Who is telepathic and telekinetic, and not afraid to use it to retaliate the cruelty.
- Dirty Old Man: His deceased fiancee Abigail is called his "child bride" by Walter, so she might have been a good deal younger than him, he's pretty intrusive towards Phillis before her catatonia, not speak of the creepy way he talks to her when he's preserved her in a tank. Also, he has sex with 8 in his laboratory knowing fully well that Phillis is conscious and an involuntary witness. She's visibly disgusted.
- Herr Doktor: A German (who apparently speaks with an accent), a scientist (of the worst sort), and, according to Walter, he used to be a member of the Nazi Party and build bombs for them during WW2.
- Lost Lenore: In his case, his fiancee Abigail who was killed by a landmine.
- Mad Scientist: He didn't mind hurting EBE1 in the 1940's at Area 51, willingly accepted that Phillis would be hurt in the process, too, and strongly implied he has been mistreating Pigment, a female Grey who used to be a test subject on Area 51. Also, he keeps an Only Mostly Dead woman in a glass tank. To whom he talks in a very creepy way. He actually hinted on his plans for Phillis early on when mentioned he wanted to "pick her brain".
- Scary Shiny Glasses: Brr.
- Tragic Villain: Lost his fiancee Abigail due to a landmine, and she was pregnant at the time... either with his child, or with a Grey-bred alien baby, he isn't sure about that point since she's been abducted several times.
Roger Copley / 12Rose's boyfriend, former police officer and now Majestic agent.
- Bastard Boyfriend: Roger begins to show shades of this towards Rose, lying to her about what had happened to her, treating her in a condescending manner, and just deciding over her head that he's moving in with her, not to mention that he tosses some of her clothing in the trash without asking her before. Further, he bosses her around and shouts at her when she cannot possibly know why. Then he slips into outright physical abuse.
- FaceHeel Turn: He seems to be undergoing one since chaper 17, going from easy-going goofball fish out of water to almost sadistic glee at chasing down and hurting Hue, possibly justified slightly due to Hue not actually leaving Rose alone. And then he starts behaving increasingly paranoid and abusive towards Rose, culminating in slapping her hard across the face.
- Generation Xerox: He's basically present-day's version of Walter; Dr. Glasner even calls him Walter accidently.
- Green-Eyed Monster: He goes pretty much nuts when he sees his girlfriend with Hue. Granted, Rose and Hue were kissing at that point, but Roger has blatantly flirted with his colleague 3 (and possibly with 8) during the time he and Rose were apart.
- Improperly Paranoid: He accuses Rose, whose memory has recently been wiped, of still remembering and seeing Hue behind his back. Rose has no idea what he's talking about, but Roger's awful treatment of her causes Hue to intervene, driving Rose back to him after all. Dr. Glasner has been feeding his paranoia, too.
- Sanity Slippage: His paranoia may be grounded in the job as Majestic, but there are also his more and more violent tendencies which culminate in him trying to murder Hue (twice) and lashing out on Rose. As of now, the sheer presence of aliens is enough to set him off.
- The Men in Black: Roger was newly recruted to Majestic 12, basically the Alien Police on earth. His new job is eating away at him.
Janet Jenkins-Jimenez / 8A Majestic agent, colleague (and admirer) of Roger.
- All Love Is Unrequited: She has a big crush on Roger and hits on him on a daily basis, but he makes it very clear that he wants to be with Rose, not her.
- Berserk Button: For all her character flaws, 8 is a capable agent, so don't ever patronize her. Even on Roger, whom she is enamored with, she gets very pissed when he treats her in a condescending manner.
- Blinding Bangs: Especially in the beginning, when most she does is flirting and giving Roger more-or-less helpful explanations about the work of Majestic. The more she's presented as a person who is vulnerable, gets angry, has her own opinions and things that are important to her, the more often her eyes are shown.
- Ethical Slut: 8 has no problems using her sexuality to get her way; besides of sleeping with Dr. Glasner, she blatantly flirts with Roger despite knowing he has a girlfriend. However, she also takes Roger under her wing when he's new at Majestic 12, treats her co-workers friendly, is a proud and loving mom, even though she had to give her son to a foster family, and she doesn't take well to Roger's newly violent outbursts.
- Hooker with a Heart of Gold: She worked as a streetwalker, but it seems she was just a girl who genuinely wanted what was best for her baby son.
- Missing Mom: She's this to her son Travis, because she had to cut ties with him when she joined Majestic 12, though she visited a school theater play incognito to catch a glimpse of him.
- No Sense of Personal Space: She's always getting up into someone's personal space, be it 6, Roger, or Dr. Glasner. However, she reacts very sensibly when it's her personal space that's being intruded by Magnus.
- Rescue Romance: She fell in love with Roger when he helped her on the police department (she'd been attacked by Reptoid Magnus) and made sure she and her baby had a place to stay. It's why she suggested him for the job at Majestic, to be close to him. Unfortunately, it doesn't quite seem to take with Roger.
- Sleeping with the Boss: She has an ongoing affair with Dr. Glasner, though neither of them appears to care about the other in any more deep way.
- Spicy Latina: Her surname and use of Spanish in a flashback scene suggest she's that.
6A Majestic agent, colleague of Roger (of whom he disapproves) and 8 (whom he likes).
- Artificial Human: He is explicitly called an engineered lifeform.
- Dislikes the New Guy: Obviously with Roger. Could be either because of Roger's arrogance, or because he still hasn't quite got the hang of how Majestic 12 work, or because Roger is liked by 8.
- Half-Human Hybrid: He has features of both humans (face, hair, general physique) and Greys (albinism, Monochromatic Eyes, four-fingered hands, telepathy).
- Orphan's Ordeal: As an artificial being made in a laboratory, he doesn't seem to have a family, so he likes to imagine what they could be like.
- Platonic Life-Partners: He could be this with 8, though he seems to be smitten with her. They are very close emotionally, and when 8 ponders running away and leaving Majestic behind, he promises that if she does so, he'll come with her.
- Younger Than They Look: According to Word of God, he was made only about three years prior to his appearance in the comic, but he looks and behaves like a full-grown man.
"Guinea" / Former Majestic 12A former Majestic agent who teamed up with a Grey — as of now, the pair who nicknamed themselves "Guinea" and "Pig" are basically outlaws.
- Defector from Decadence: He went AWOL because he didn't agree with the abuse Pigment suffered by the hands of Dr. Glasner, and hence took her with him as he left.
- "Hey, You!" Haymaker: Is how he meets and greets Roger.
- Interspecies Friendship / Interspecies Romance: What relationship he and Pigment have is not explicitly stated, but they are close, trust each other completely, and are partners since they both were test subjects of Dr. Glasner and then escaped together.
- My Card: After saving Hue, he gives him a card with an offer to help and an adress where they could meet. Hue can't read English though.
- Mysterious Protector: He and Pig used to oversee Hue and Rose from some distance, but when Hue and Quazky were attacked by Roger, they saved them without really explaining who they are.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: He gets frequently called FJ12, "Former 'Jestic 12" in-comic. The creator's tumblr refers to him as John sometimes.
Walter Edwards (1947)A co-worker of Phillis at Area 51, and one of the first Majestic agents.
- Asshole Victim: Some pretty nasty stuff happens to Walter in the flashbacks such as getting pimp-slapped by EBE1 and injected with... green stuff by Dr. Glasner — but honestly, what with the way he behaves sometimes, you can't deny he has it coming.
- Bullying a Dragon: After calling Dr. Glasner basically a Nazi and a cradle robber and taunting him about losing his fiancee, he shouldn't be surprised that Glasner reacts... less than enthusiastic.
- The Men in Black: He was the first one to be conscripted when Majestic 12 was founded.
- Nice Guy: Seems to be this in the beginning. His development parallels that of Roger though, perhaps because of the job.
- Politically Incorrect Hero: Well, his Stay in the Kitchen attitude could be explained by the 1940's setting, but him saying that Phillis shouldn't complain when he's getting "a little rough with her" is just not funny anymore and kicks the so-far seemingly Nice Guy Walter straight into Jerkass territory.
- Wouldn't Hurt a Child: In the intro, he doesn't want to shoot the escaping Phillis despite Dr. Glasner commanding him to do so, because he has seen her with a bundle in her arms and heard a baby crying.
Donald "Don" MardenAn average NYC 17-year-old boy who just happened to catch the eye of Longus and thus was rescued from becoming a meal for Reptoids.
- Camp Gay: Very downplayed. His mannerisms are no different from any other teenage boys', but he wears nail polisher and make-up.
- Informed Judaism: All we have is his own word; he mentions that he's had a Bar Mitzvah and that his mother made him wear a yarmulke when he was younger, that's about it. Then again, Don is also a vegetarian, which at least spares him some of the finesses of Jewish diet laws.
- Interspecies Romance: His relationship with Longus that only gets really established as such after Longus has told Don what and who he is.
- Rescue Romance: Don begins to warm up to Longus again after the latter saves him from a mugging.
- The Twink: Not quite 18 yet, a Pretty Boy, a bit naive and Adorkable, is gay and deals with (perceived or really experienced) rejection from his family because of it.
- You Know I'm Black, Right?: When Quazky complains that humans are so difficult, Don politely points out that he's human, too.
In GeneralAs the name says, The Greys can be identified with the namesake trope of aliens. They are tall, have light grey skin and very large eyes, telepathic abilities and not very expressive emotions.
- Alien Abduction: They take humans on their ship on a regular basis to examine them and take samples of their DNA which they need to breed Half-Human Hybrids, a desperate attempt to save something of their dying species.
- Big Guy, Little Guy: It seems rather common that one of the tall Greys (about 7 foot) is accompanied by one of the small Greys (less than 5 foot) who assists them.
- Catchphrase: Greys usually say "well eve" instead of "goodbye". Catatonic Phillis has taken up on this.
- Dying Race: After their planet was destroyed; the Greys on EBE1's ship are most likely the last in the entire universe.
- Non-Humans Lack Attributes: Pointed out by more than one person, the Greys just have a kinda U-shaped groin. Males and females can't be differed by appearance in any way.
- Outgrown Such Silly Superstitions: Could be, as EBE1 claims the Greys have no such thing as religion. Possibly subverted though, as he associates Phillis, whom he calls Philena, with something he calls "Queen of the Moon", which appears to be a mythological figure.
- Psychic Powers: Greys are both telepathic and telekinetic. The latter can make them appear much stronger than they actually are; indeed, they are physically weaker than humans.
- The Stoic: Most of the Greys don't get emotional easily, the exception being Hue. There are several hints that they do feel anger, jealousy, worries etc. but don't express it like humans do.
HueThe black sheep among the Greys — he has feelings, and a lot of them for Rose. The two of them strike up an unusual, difficult, but deep friendship.
- All of the Other Reindeer: He feels disconnected from the other Greys because of his more emotional nature, and he gets regularly reprimanded by EBE1 and Shade for his deviations. Also, he's mostly kept away from the examinations of abductees so he won't mess.
- Being Watched: He noticed Guinea and Pig watching him and Rose from a distance.
- Crush Blush: Hue gets a blue version of this around Rose.
- Darkest Hour: He falls into a bout of depression after he and Rose are separated and her memories of him deleted. Luckily, Quazky can snap him out of it.
- Forgotten First Meeting: He eventually finds out that Shade has not only been altering Rose's memories, but his as well — he and Rose actually have known and liked each other for a very long time.
- Interspecies Romance: He's in love with Rose, and when she has a full grasp of her memories, Rose seems to reciprocate. So far, they have an Interspecies Friendship, but they already kissed once, and the romantic overtones have been there from the beginning.
- Psychic Block Defense: He tries that when EBE1 takes a look into his mind unbidden, though not to much success.Hue: STOP IT! Those are my thoughts, not yours!
- Single Tear: When he's separated from Rose and her memories of him erased. For a Grey, crying is an unheard-of act of showing emotions, and Shade is visibly staggered by it.
- Stalker with a Crush: Watching Rose through her window, witnessing her abductions by the hands of Shade, handling her around when she's asleep... in his defense, he's grown up in surroundings that have such abductions as a daily procedure, and he cannot possibly know human social norms.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Hue is somewhere between this and rebellious teen — he often contravenes EBE1's orders, and he doesn't like it when EBE1 intrudes his mind, but at the same time he is miserable about his lack of approval, feeling that EBE1 doesn't want to hand leadership over to him someday, and suspects that he would rather get rid of him. Their relationship is complicated, to say the least.Hue: How can I be cloned from that?
EBE1Commander of the Greys, and Hue's genetic origin. In 1947, he was kept at Area 51, where he met Phillis Lennox and formed an intense bond with her.
- Abusive Alien Parents: Apart from being emotionally distant and disapproving of Hue's more human-like characteristics, he's also not afraid of hitting him. On the other hand, he refers to Hue's empathy as his "best and worst quality" and worries whether Hue will find his place. His abusiveness is probably less rooted in a lack of caring — he does care — and more in a lack of understanding.
- Artificial Limbs: After his left arm was seriously damaged in the crash of his spaceship in the 1940's and was amputated, Phillis made him a prosthesis from the metal of his ship. Notably, he has full use of the arm thanks to his telekinesis and can even feel sensations with it.
- Deadpan Snarker: For a supposedly emotionless alien, he shows pretty blunt sarcasm.General Merraine: This is Roger. He's joining Majestic 12 soon, so you better watch yourself.EBE1: I'm shaking.
- Don't Call Me "Sir": He inverts that with Hue, as he insists on not being adressed as "Father" by him, but as "Sir" or "Commander".
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: EBE1 is a rather abrasive and unscrupulous character. Still, his feelings for Phillis are undeniable, and there are times when he shows genuine concern for Hue.
- Interspecies Romance: He and Phillis had some sort of relationship, though whether it was of romantic nature remains ambiguous. Anyhow, they were very fond of each other, and EBE1 doesn't seem to have gotten over her.
- As of chapter 22, it's confirmed that they were lovers.
- Last of His Kind: The Greys' home planet burned up in one of its two suns. EBE1 was born / created shortly before it happened as a prototype form for deep space travel.
- Psychic Link: EBE1 develops one with Phillis. The bond leads him to state, many years after he witnessed her presumed death, that he can feel her presence, even though he doesn't believe in her survival.
- Replacement Goldfish: Could see Rose as one for Phillis. He explicitly states how similar she is to Phillis, and then kisses her. That all becomes a tad more creepy once you learn he has known Rose from early childhood on.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: Or in this case, throw the bony guy a dog. He allowed Hue to keep the puppy they picked up in a box during an abduction of a human.
- Tin Man: Appears to be as stoic as the other Greys, but you don't want to be around him when he gets angry.
- When He Smiles: Phillis is very flabbergasted to see him smile, then notes if he were human, she'd be in love by now.
ShadeThe head scientist of the Greys. She doesn't approve of Hue's shenanigans.
- Abduction Is Love: Oddly enough, she shows hints of this; she has grown somewhat protective of Rose since the latter was hers to abduct and examine since childhood.
- Long Last Look: Towards her assistant Pigment, as the latter is taken away to be experimented on at Area 51.
- Memory-Wiping Crew: She and Tone take care of compromising memories of their abductees, making sure that all they have left is a few fuzzy dreams.
- Only Sane Woman: She thinks she's that, with her commander EBE1 having shown not much interest in the Grey experiments to save their race since the time he spent with Phillis, and his intended successor, Hue, having emotional needs and being generally rather erratic for a Grey. Shade on the other hand is a Consummate Professional.
- The Only Way They Will Learn: Why she locks Hue out of the Greys' spaceship when she catches him visiting Rose again without permission.Shade: If he wants to play as a human, he can survive as a human.
ToneA small male Grey who assists Shade in her experiments.
- Anything but That!: He really doesn't like having Quazky around.
- Humorless Aliens: As most Greys are more or less, but it's exemplified in Tone, who doesn't even dish out some dry sarcasm.
- I Regret Nothing: He got into trouble for helping Hue go to earth, but claims he would do it again — because in his opinion, Hue should just stay on earth instead of becoming their leader one day, which Tone thinks would just get them in trouble because of Hue's emotional nature.
- Oh, Crap!: Silent and subtle, but it can be read on his face when Shade catches him as he opens a portal to earth for Hue without permission.
Pigment "Pig"A small female Grey who used to be Shade's assistant, then a subject of experiments at Area 51 since 1978. Currently, she's with her partner, "Guinea".
- Action Girl: Very much so in the fight against Roger; she uses her telepathy to make the motorman stop the train and her telekinesis to knock out Roger.
- Escaped from the Lab: With the help of her partner who couldn't bear anymore seeing her being treated like shit by Dr. Glasner. A flashback scene shows Pigment with a large, bleeding wound at her abdomen, implying Dr. Glasner cut her open at full consciousness. Meanwhile, she and Guinea are gone rogue and help other alien refugees Starting a New Life on earth in secrecy.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Well, Guinea is of average size for a grown-up human male, but with Pigment being about two heads shorter, she looks positively tiny next to him.
- Interspecies Friendship / Interspecies Romance: She and Guinea could be either. In any case, they work together excellently and have full trust in each other.
- Mysterious Protector: She and Guinea used to oversee Hue from some distance, but when Hue was attacked by Roger, they saved him without really explaining who they are.
- Scarf Of Asskicking: A long yellow one that covers most of her face and is much longer than she herself — and thanks to telekinesis, she can use the scarf like extra limbs.
In GeneralTwo slightly varying races of The Reptilians, intelligent, tall "lizard people". They appear to be the most aggressive and / or mischievous of the alien species.
- Arch-Enemy: They are this to the Nordics, as their rivalry for territory on several planets culminated in a war.
- Fantastic Racism: Mixed offspring of a Draconian and a Terran Reptoid is considered an atrocity. That could be why the apparent affection between Draconian Gracelis and her Terran servant Quazky is frowned upon by Magnus.
- Human Shifting: Different than the Greys, they don't actually need the Trying Human circuits to appear (halfway) human, as Reptoids can shapeshift. Keeping up a human form over a long time takes them a lot of concentration though.
- Servant Race: The Terran Reptoids are this to the Draconian Reptoids; as they have been created by the Draconians, they are in their debt and are mostly treated like indentured servants.
QuazkyHue's best friend, a snarky, quirky Terran Reptoid.
- Attractive Bent-Gender: Shapeshifted Quazky makes for a cute girl.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Quazky is a Casanova Wannabe who likes to make lewd comments and has a bit of a temper, but he supports Hue in his quest for Rose's affection, clearly disapproves of Grey shenanigans like abducting and mind-wiping people, and generally has his heart in the right spot. When he sees Rose in tears, he also gets very protective of her and calls Fatima out on her utter failure in parenting.
- Plucky Comic Relief: Always joking, comically failing in terms of human social norms, and a hopeless chaotic.
- Property of Love: Kinda, to Gracelis, whose personal servant he is. While Gracelis is commanding, she behaves more like a bossy girlfriend who nonetheless does a lot for him, leaves him to a lot of free time, and supports his intentions.
- Puppy-Dog Eyes: Believe it or not, he can pull these off on Gracelis.
- Troll: A little bit. He finds it funny to tell Hue he should better watch out if he doesn't want to lose Rose to Longus, whom he calls "a real lady-killer"... while knowing perfectly well that Longus doesn't care about women.
LongusQuazky's younger brother, a Terran Reptoid who's been living and working on earth for some twenty years.
- Big Little Brother: He's a little bit younger than Quazky, but also a bit taller, more composed, and emotionally more mature.
- Cigarette of Anxiety: Longus smokes pretty regularly, but it's apparent that he always grabs for the cigarettes when he's nervous or otherwise stressed. Don asks him to stop it though.
- Every Scar Has a Story: Longus has three large parallel scars on his back that he usually covers with his jacket. When Don asks about them in chapter 21, Longus tells him how he got them. Magnus clawed his back open when he found Longus crying over Brevis' corpse.
- Interspecies Romance: He and human Don have one of the most solid and least problematic relationships in the comic. However, as Quazky points out, by standards of Majestic 12 their romance is illegal.
- Stalker with a Crush: He has taken to following Don around after work. At least it does give him the opportunity to save Don from muggers.
- Subordinate Excuse: He hoped that Brevis would take him into his service so they could stay close to each other. Brevis promised him that he would do so after the war, but never made it back alive.
- Tragic Keepsake: Longus' jacket was a present from Brevis.
GracelisA high-class Draconian Reptoid lady who has taken a shine to Quazky.
- Arranged Marriage: Gracelis notes that she didn't choose her fiance Magnus herself; her superiors picked him for her. It's implied they don't like each other very much, though Magnus shows a certain possessiveness of her.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Gracelis is temperamental and bossy, but also generous and caring, and using her Trying Human circuit, she appears as a beautiful blonde lady. Of course, being a Reptoid, she doesn't really have hair.
- Pretty in Mink: She always wears a long pelt-framed coat.
- Smoking Is Glamorous: She uses a cigarette holder in both human and Reptoid form.
- Subordinate Excuse: The main reason why she chose Quazky as her servant seems to be because the two of them really like each other, and their rank difference would make it difficult for them to be close otherwise.
MagnusA highly unpleasant Draconian Reptoid warlord who's usually to find around Gracelis or at Area 51, working with Majestic.
- The Bully: Towards 8; he's actually been following her through the ranks just to pester her ever again. He also tends to treat Longus like shit.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Despite not being very nice to his brother Brevis, he was genuinely upset and sad about his death.
- Fantastic Racism: He doesn't like the different species getting "too tangled up", as he disapproves of seeing humans as anything else than food. Also despises Nordics.
- Gold Digger: The main reason for his interest in Gracelis could very well be that she's of nobility, and marrying her will be to Magnus' advantage.
- Hypocrite: He seems kinda disgusted by "all the sick things" Greys do to humans, but he's eating humans, and the way he's treating 8 is just awful.
- I Have You Now, My Pretty: His behavior towards 8 flips between this and simple bullying.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Fantastic Racism aside, his treatment of 8 reeks of sexism, and he calls Longus a faggot when he finds him crying over Brevis' corpse.
BrevisMagnus' younger brother, a Draconian Reptoid soldier who died in war. For extra dramatic irony - he was shot by Rose's father in defense of her future mom, while chasing her to Leave No Survivors at his brother's insistence. Yeah.
- Ambiguously Gay: He never outright said it, but he seemed to have a great deal of affection for Longus. There's also his statement that Gracelis, a highborn and charming Reptoid lady, "is not his type".
- Headbutt of Love: Had one with Longus before departing for war.
- The Lost Lenore: He's this for Longus, and he strongly implied to have reciprocated Longus' feelings.
- Merciful Minion: Magnus sent him to hunt down and kill the Nordic woman Fatima, but when he'd found her, Brevis advised her to run away and hide. Unfortunately, Magnus was close at his heels.
- Reluctant Warrior: In stark contrast to his sadistic brother, Brevis didn't seem to enjoy fighting and killing one bit.
In GeneralThe most human-looking species of aliens, and they claim that earth's humanity descended from them. A peace-loving, very advanced species that's meanwhile going extinct though.
- Actual Pacifist: They tried to negotiate with the Reptoids to share their planets instead of battling each other for them, and when the Reptoids attacked nonetheless, the Nordics seemed pretty helpless. The war reduced their numbers greatly.
- Ancient Astronauts: According to the creation myth of the Nordics, they came to earth at some point and planted the seeds of humanity.
- Dying Race: They are not the most fertile species, and the war has taken a great toll on them.
- Human Aliens: They are more advanced than humans and have several abilities humans don't, but going by appearance, they can pass for tall, slender humans with long blonde hair.
- Rapunzel Hair: Both male and female Nordics have long, wavy manes of blonde hair. In case of females, it can have red patches, as their hair grows red during the times they are fertile (which are short and in wide intervals).
- Unusual Eyebrows: The only thing that differs them visibly from humans; their eyebrows look like some sort of sensory antennae protruding from their faces to either side.
FatimaA Nordic who used to spend some time on earth when she had to take flight during the Nordic-Reptoid war. She's Rose's mother.
- Broken Pedestal: Rose doesn't appear to have a very high opinion of her mother to begin with, and her faith in Fatima is completely shattered when it emerges that Fatima happily left her family on Earth to return to her people, doesn't seem to care that Jacob was left devastated by her abandonment and drank himself to death, and never bothered to visit her daughter.
- Fantastic Racism: Surprisingly, very low-key. You'd expect her to be hostile towards or at least afraid of Reptoids after the war and seeing what Reptoids did to her partner, but aside from using the term "lizard", she treats Quazky politely, though she insists that he cannot enter the Nordic ship (probably so as not to upset other Nordics).
- Genki Girl: Her default mode, to an extent that annoys both Hue and Rose.
- Innocently Insensitive: Doesn't seem to get what a devastating effect it had on Rose that Fatima left her behind when she was still a child and now openly shows disinterest in earth, contempt for humans, and a total lack of care about Rose's father and her relationship with him.
- Interspecies Romance: For several years, she lived with a human man, Jacob Williams, with whom she had a child. She later states that Jacob's happiness and well-being are not her responsibility; this and the fact that she left him to return to Vereveil imply she possibly only hooked up with him because she was stranded there and didn't want to miss the chance to produce a child in her short fertile period.
- Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Chances are she was this for Jacob, as after she left he fell into depression.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Her idea to wipe Rose's mind of any memory of her may have been well-intentioned, as she thought Rose would grow up happier without all the alien fuss around her, but Rose ended up pretty helpless and as yet another subject of Grey experiments in the process.
VereveilFatima's partner. Seems friendly, though he's mute due to an injury at his throat.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He pushed Fatima into a rescue capsule when their ship was attacked by Reptoids, he himself staying behind. He survived the attack, but was severely hurt and lost his voice in the process.
- The Speechless: Lost his ability to speak during the war. Fatima says that a Draconian Reptoid soldier "ripped Vereveil's voice right out his throat", and he has a large scar to prove it. Nordics can communicate through telepathy as well, but Vereveil has chosen not to do so ever since he lost his voice.