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YMMV / Hanna Is Not a Boy's Name

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  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • Ples has a massive fanbase despite having considerably few lines in the comic. Tess confessed that he's afraid Ples won't live up to everyone's expectations when he's formally introduced.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Zombie/Narrator/"..."/Gallahad/Ulysses/Odin/etc for, well, the narrator, who forgot his own name. He's credited in the cast page as {...} and as "DOTDOTDOT", as seen here.
    • Connie for Conrad, which made its way into the comic.
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    • CA$H MONEY is the name of the cashier at Ace's Liquor.
    • Fine-ass for Finas because damn.
  • Foe Yay: Doc Worth and Conrad's interactions are dripping with it. Hanna commented on it and Tess himself has (jokingly) doodled them kissing in a livestream session. The February donation minicomic was practically pure Ship Tease.
    • People have already started shipping Conrad with vampire hunter Abner VanSlyk... who hasn't even appeared in the comic yet. In this case it's because Conrad is pretty much the whipping bitch of the series. He will get beaten up by, and paired with whatever the fandom thinks is funnier/hotter/more embarrassing for him at the time.
    • Could also extend to Worth and Lamont.
  • Heartwarming Moments: In and out-universe. When Hanna and Zombie begin to discuss Zombie's possession, Zombie states that he can't remember why paper cranes are significant to him. Hanna responds by deciding to try his hand at the Thousand Origami Cranes, which Zombie responds to with what might be a very slight smile. But then the truly Heartwarming part comes in when the fans decide to make their own 1000 cranes.
  • Hollywood Pudgy: Some of the fans like to poke fun at Finas (and sometimes Lamont) for being "fat." Lampshaded by Tess here.
  • Ho Yay: You make a cast that consists of mostly men and see what happens.
    • Not only that, but all of said characters tend to form dynamic/entertaining/intriguing relationships with one another as soon as they meet, if they haven't already gotten some connection between them. Zombie quickly becomes protective of Hanna after seeing what kind of trouble the guy gets himself into constantly, Conrad and Worth are guys that yell at each other every time they meet (not to mention the bit about the blood), Worth and Lamont (and Hanna) already know each other, the former two seemingly in a vitriolic relationship, as far as we know Finas and Casimiro are attached to the hip, and Hanna seems to worry over and care about nearly everybody (though Zombie does a bit of this as well), and basically ties the whole cast together.
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    • Hanna/Zombie is very close to being canon.
  • Hype Aversion: Some fans tend to be somewhat...fanatical. It doesn't help that even long before the hiatus, the update schedule was infamously erratic and completely bonkers, plus Tess tended to leak future characters before they canonically appear.
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  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Who isn't Conrad paired with?
  • Nightmare Fuel: Zombie being possessed by Lee.
  • Tear Jerker: Veser's Inelegant Blubbering. Made worse by him seemingly trying to cover it up all the time. :(.
    • When he's not busy being Nightmare Fuel, Lee is this. Even the humourous Alt Text on the cast page can't think of anything funny to say about him.
    • Very meta example (spoilered for others' sake): Tess seems to be dropping the comic to move onto another project, though he has made no formal announcements about it or the fate of the HiNaBN thus far. After fans spent a year holding online vigils for him because they thought he might be dead or dying, since he seemed to suddenly drop off the face of the internet without a word.
    • The first look we get of pre-death Zombie is at the bottom of this page. The picture is described as "And somewhere, someone has this in their wallet to remember someone really important to them". Now keep in mind that Zombie can't remember any of his life. (For some added Fridge Horror/ Tear Jerker, consider that the outfit Zombie is wearing in that picture is identical to the one he wore when he was killed. So unless Zombie had a Limited Wardrobe, there's the good chance he died not long after that picture was taken.)
  • The Woobie: Most of the cast.
    • Veser especially. To quote Tess here:
      Veser, I’m sorry your life sucks, I plan on making it worse.’re welcome.

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