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Created by Cartuna and released on Facebook Watch, Human Kind Of follows Judy Reilly, a nerdy teenager who finds out that her estranged father was an extraterrestrial. Surviving a half-alien adolescence seem pretty hopeless but, with the help of a dangerously upbeat mother and a comic book-obsessed best friend, Judy is able to uncover her powers, stand up to bullies, and inevitably discover what makes her both alien and human along the way.


  • The Anti-Christ: Judy's mother, Iris, describes her to be as this in episode 14. Even Cory agrees with her on that one.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Judy has gills, her first period came on her 16th birthday and turned into a blood monster, she has acidic blood and Healing Factor, etc.
  • Broken Aesop: Despite Judy and Cory promising to treat each other as protagonists in the end of episode 9, the latter declares the former as her sidekick in the comic book she's working on.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Cory suggests using Judy's Healing Factor to cut off her arm repeatedly and create an organic prosthetics company. Judy refuses, for the obvious reason of not wanting to test her Healing Factor that far.
  • Epic Fail: Judy failed swimming lessons despite having gills.
  • Express Delivery: Apparently Judy was born after only two months.
  • Extreme Omnivore:
    • In The Tag of episode 5, an offscreen Judy swallows the TV whole. When she is seen again she looks no different than usual.
    • In episode 9, Cory's inner monologue mentions that she has eaten toaster strudels still in the box, although she had to get her stomach pumped afterward.
  • Free-Range Children: Cory seems to spend all her time over at Judy's house, even when her friend isn't there. Lampshaded in episode 20.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Judy, which she discovers in episode 1.
  • Healing Factor: Judy heals at an accelerated rate.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Judy and Cory are really this for each other. This is shown in episode 9.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Ms. Reilly tells her daughter that she did in fact try to kill her when she was a baby by drowning her but it didn’t work because Judy had gills.
  • Horror Hunger: Judy feels an overpowering urge to eat guys she is sexually attracted to. This appears to be something she will eventually grow out of, though.
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  • Hypocritical Humor: Despite her dislike of being called a sidekick, Cory has no problem calling Judy as her sidekick in the comic book she made in episode 9.
  • The Men in Black: One of them seems to be watching Judy.
  • Mental Time Travel: In episode 6, Judy has a cold, and her sneezes cause her to do this.
  • Logical Weakness: Judy's period monster is made of blood, and thus weak to blood thinner.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Judy's friend Cory is a big comic book fan, and is positively giddy when she learns that Judy is part alien and is going to experiment on herself, and is excited watching her period monster kill people before that in the first episode.
  • Only Friend: Cory is this for Judy. The latter even admits this in episode 9.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Cory tries to get into the meeting called Aliens Anonymous by disguising herself as an alien in which she wears an alien costume head. Mr. Russo isn't fooled by this and just tells her to leave.
  • Psychic Powers: Judy.
  • Reality Ensues: Cory has found out the hard way in episode 9 that just because she can do anything in her comic book fantasy as The Core doesn't mean it applies to real life.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Judy is the calm and careful Blue Oni, opposed to Cory and Iris' exciting and upbeat Red Onis.
  • Secret Keeper: Cory and Iris are the only ones who know Judy is an alien hybrid. Episode 10 reveals Mr. Russo is also in the know.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Judy's mother describes her as shooting out of her mouth like in a David Cronenberg movie when she was born.
    • Judy has acidic blood like in Alien.
  • Sound-Effect Bleep: Whenever swearing comes from any character.
  • Superpower Lottery: While her alien side definitely has its downsides, it also grants Judy a laundry list of superpowers including but not limited to Shapeshifting, a Healing Factor, Not Quite Flight, Telepathy, Invisibility, Precognition, Super Strength...
  • Teen Genius: Judy is implied to be this, she has a bunch of science stuff in her room, is the only one who seems engaged in science class, and has a bit of a lab set up in her basement.
  • Villain Protagonist: Cory invokes this in episode 9 as The Core. She even outright monologues that she's an "evil protagonist".
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: Judy and her mother. Ms. Reilly was doing ioawaska when she met her daughter's father, which made her think that his inhuman features were a hallucination, just to give an example.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: A number of the characters fall into this trope. Oddly, Judy herself averts the trope by having brown hair while her mother's hair is light lavender.


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