A dark science fiction webcomic set about 1,000 years in the future, where a religion called Rulerism based on Earth has spread across the galaxy, leaving much of space under its banner. Despite the growing unity among the galaxy, all is not well, as Rulerist troops seem to be responsible for a growing number of massacres, seemingly targeted at those whom refuse to convert. In an age where morals are twisted for the greater good, what is a human being?
Known for its unique art style (see Art Evolution) and mature themes; not for viewers under 16. Updates weekly. Well, it used to. (To be fair, the artist has been dealing with cancer. Dont be entitled about free entertainment.)
Also, since the Inhuman website uses robots.txt, the comic is not saved by the Wayback Machine, so if you want to keep up a copy of it and post it when a rainy day comes, be our guest.
Tropes used include:
- Alien Non-Interference Clause: The consensus of spacefaring species is known as the Exploration Laws, the highest of which is "No species may trade technology to a less advanced species unless that species faces imminent extinction." Also, there is "Species who prefer to live in the technology status of 'moderate' but have the scientific advancement to be considered 'advanced' may be traded such technology as to permit space travel."
- Aliens Speaking English: Subverted, with most aliens speaking a Universal trade language when dealing with other species, and their own languages the rest of the time.
- All There in the Manual: A lot of information on the various alien species, planets, and even characters' backstories are never mentioned in-story, instead being relegated to various places on the artist's website. The full cast list is found here, while everything else is here
- Anyone Can Die: Despite being a rather popular character, Juu was killed off very suddenlynote .
- Backstory: Jet and Koji's backstory appear in sidestory chapters.
- B-Side Comics: Jet's Story, Cemetery, War Buddies, and No Booty Calls, plus a couple of semi-related comics that take place in the same universe, Unintentional Mishaps and Fairy Tale.
- No longer available, after the update during Arc 15 that changed the site's layout.
- Improbable Age: Subverted, the youngest member of the main cast is 19, with most characters ages 24 or older.
- Kick the Dog: Subverted, Naitec's Inhuman experiments were quickly destroyed once the Rulerists realized what had gone on. Except said Rulerists did even worse in the process.
- Mohs Scale of Sci-Fi Hardness: Middle of the road, attempts to justify technology in the setting, though often skews pervasiveness of some techs for plot purposes.
- My Name Is Inigo Montoya: Subverted with Ashido, who refuses to let himself take revenge for his brothers' deaths.
- Older Than They Look: Despite appearing to be in their twenties, Koji is 32, and Sartre is 38.
- Our Centaurs Are Different: Nikitaks are six-limbed, furry aliens. They bare capable of bipedal locomotion without difficulty, resulting in four arms that are widely spaced.
- Science Is Bad: Played straight and subverted with the Inhuman project at Naitec and the Rulerists' willingness to accept its immorality.
- Schizo Tech: A large portion of the comic takes place on a world only recently opened up to intergalactic trade, leaving the world in the technological level of 1970's earth... with spaceships.caveat
- Space Mines: The ports of Hekshano are guarded by minefields.
- Speech Bubbles: Each character has a different color shadow for their speech bubbles for easy reading.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: The comic started off being about Soshika, before it moved to being about Grey and Kyotoshi. After Arc 10 it started having Solla and Koji taking Soshika's role as protagonist, up to having her being kidnapped at the start of Arc 15.
- Too Dumb to Live: Several of the characters in the comic would earn this spot, major and minor, but special mention goes to Solla, who releases a captive Suega, a political prisoner who tried to kill her and several of her crew mates, and gives her a copy of the cure to a plague without any thought that she could have killed Solla at any time or lead the Rulerists to her crew during Arc 14.
- 20 Minutes into the Future: While the comic ostensibly takes place in the far future, even on planets like Earth where it's expected for futuristic technology to be widespread, the setting ends up looking like a modern day piece, just with spaceships.