Men+Monsters is an Yaoi Genre webcomic by Aero Zero (the creator of Kyria). It is set in a high fantasy world and stars three characters; the human Lex, a Captain in the Queen's army; his stodgy automaton companion, Akilas; and the beastman Silas. The comic starts when Lex and Akilas find Silas, with whom Lex is immediately smitten (much to Akilas' chagrin). They continue on adventures together, even though Lex risks execution from the Queen due to his forbidden relationship with Silas.
Tropes in this comic include:
- Bara Genre: Overlaps between Yaoi Genre and this; the characters are all older, more rugged men and have fewer melodramatic hang-ups about sex.
- Bestiality Is Depraved: The attitude of the Queen, though it's really just Fantastic Racism. Silas may look animalistic, but he's clearly as intelligent and empathic as any human.
- Beast Man: Silas.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: The violent
- Cast Full of Gay
- Combat Sadomasochist: It's really what draws Silas and Lex to each other. Akilas' feelings towards Silas seem to put him in this category, as well.
- Expy: Due to the two strips having the same creator, as well as being set in the same genre, Men Plus Monsters shares a lot of similarities with Kyria. Lex has a similar look and temperament to Xerxes, while Akilas' bird-like head and colder demeanor make him similar to Mordecai.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Silas towards Akilas, for Lex's affections. He seems to be slowly getting used to the idea of sharing Lex, though.
- Horned Humanoid: Silas.
- Manly Gay: Lex is every inch a man's man, a brave, handsome hero who's adept with a sword and happens prefer dudes.
- Power Trio: Silas is the id, Akilas is the Superego, and Lex mediates the two as the Ego.
- Queer Romance
- Ridiculously Human Robots: Akilas was designed as Lex's companion, but has all the emotions and responses of any sapient and sexual being.
- Robosexual: Lex, and possibly Silas, towards Akilas.
- Straight Gay: Neither Lex, Silas, or Akilas have any stereotypical mannerisms.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality
- Yaoi Genre: A western example with original characters.