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Protagonist: Human woman don’t build deadly obstacle courses for men who want to have sex with them!
Gluuduu: Then what do you do instead?
Protagonist: We buy the women drinks and tell them they look pretty.
Gluuduu: How strange.

The Accidental Space Spy is a webcomic by Øyvind Thorsby. It is a farce that also explores evolutionary biology by using unusual aliens as examples. The comic began in early 2011 and ended in 2013.

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  • Beast Man: Some crew on the Petrevolt’s ship, such as commander Harp and agent Rum, are this. The protagonist passes up a chance at romance with agent Shim because he thinks she might be a biologically incompatible alien.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: For starters, Dunkirk can easily remove his body parts and insert new ones.
  • Earpiece Conversation: Party guests are forbidden to carry electronics, so to communicate, the protagonist hides inside the alien’s ear and dispenses advice from there. This is possible because the alien species is much larger than humans are.
  • Gender Bender: Datimas are born female, but can become male if they are successful.
  • Mistaken for Special Guest: Some aliens at the president’s party are expecting a translator for a diplomat, and an interior decorator. The same guest must pose as both at different times as an excuse for being in the president’s bedroom.
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  • Playing Cyrano: The protagonist and Athena need to use reference books to advise an alien on proper etiquette for each situation she encounters, so she can convince the guards that she is high-class enough to be admitted to the inner hall of the president’s party.
  • Polyamory: Datima males have more than one wife.
  • Playing Cyrano: The protagonist must look up proper etiquette of an alien species and quickly tell it to a member of that species so she can convince the guards she is high-class enough to be admitted to the inner hall of the president’s party.
  • Spiritual Successor: This is a spiritual successor to Hitmen for Destiny, by the same author.
  • The Symbiote: One of the alien spies has this, the real body is just a oval. Rest of the parts such as hands, eyes, etc were parasites but later adopted to mutual status.
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