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Webcomic / WALL•E: The Human Touch

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WALL•E: The Human Touch is a fancomic created by AdvancedDefense (Twilight Unbound). It is basically a retelling of the Disney/Pixar film WALL•E, but with the robots replaced with human counterparts.

The comic can be viewed at Smack Jeeves and at AdvancedDefense's deviantART.

Tropes related to the comic:

  • Adorably Precocious Child: WALL•E. Combining the original's personality with his human design used in the comic really helps him gain sympathy from the readers really quickly.
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  • After the End
  • All There in the Manual: Some trivia attached to the pages give some insight on the characters' backstories, as well as anything else that would raise questions.
  • Alternate Universe: It is highly implied that the comic is this.
  • Amusing Injuries: WALL•E suffers from these.
  • Animesque: The humanized robots are drawn this way.
  • Art Evolution: Compare the original drawings with the finalized versions.
    • Even happens within the remastered version, in which the drawings become more consistent and proportional within a matter of several pages. The lighting of the drawn characters also have become a little more complex to make them blend better in their environment as of the more recent pages.
  • Clone Degeneration: All of the WALL•Es, except the original, died down. Apparently they had very limited lifespans compared to the real deal.
  • Collector of the Strange: Take a wild guess.
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  • Conspicuous CGI: Many pages use backgrounds ripped from the movie. Several scenes on the Axiom have drawn characters interacting with computer-generated humans. Interestingly, the captain, despite not being an anthropomorphized robot, is hand-drawn.
  • Fingerless Gloves: WALL•E sports a pair of these.
  • Fun Size: Hal is unusually small for a dog. Word of God states that this is because he's the runt of a litter.
  • Goggles Do Something Unusual: WALL•E's goggles provide the same functions as the original's eye lenses: Optical zoom and a built-in laser between the lens.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: EVE.
  • I Do Not Own: All the human designs were borrowed and so every page - even pieces of artwork that contain the characters, have a disclaimer on the description.
  • It Amused Me: The only logical explanation on why WALL•E stepped on M-O's face with his boot.
    • On a more meta-example, the creator of this comic made it for this very reason.
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  • Lets See You Do Better: Another meta-example, the comic was never meant to be circulated to the Internet. However, frustration with other artists with the same premise that did show their comics in the web, but never finishing what they started, has forced the creator's hand into submitting his completed comic.
  • Made of Iron: Hal is able to get back up despite being crushed by WALL•E.
  • Medium Blending: On top of the original film's example of having CGI combined with live action shots, this comic adds 2D characters into the mix, in a similar vein to The Amazing World of Gumball. Given how most of it is just traced over screenshots of the original movie, there's a very obvious contrast between the flat 2D designs and the detailed 3D backgrounds. As of the more recent pages, lights and shadows have been added to the drawn characters to give them more depth.
  • Moe Anthropomorphism: The WALL•As are an interesting variation. They are still robots, but their appearance was changed to mirror Human!WALL•E's.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: The humanized robots are drawn with anime-inspired designs. However, the other humans that are drawn look like how they appear in the actual movie, and the differences are striking.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: WALL•E sports a permanent pair of them, in addition to...
  • Purple Eyes
  • The Quiet One: Despite being humans in this version, WALL•E and EVE rarely ever talk, even to each other.
  • Really More Than 700 Years Old: WALL•E may look like a young teenager, but if his backstory is to be believed, then he has to be over 700 now. This could also apply to EVE and the other "robots."
  • Robot Me: The WALL•As are a gigantic version of this trope.
  • Roger Rabbit Effect: The effect of the clearly-drawn AUTO next to the live action Axiom captain.
  • Rollerblade Good: WALL•E, surprisingly.
  • Tainted Veins: EVE's Power Core on her chest is surrounded with them.
  • X-Ray Sparks: WALL•E, when hit by lightning.


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