Trope Explorer #5: Not Quite Human

The Not Quite Human is a trope that has a plethora of sub-tropes. It’s mostly used in sci-fi or urban fantasy and similar genres. Aliens. Little Green Men (which is a trope in itself), Werewolves (shapeshifters of all types, actually), and various other creatures, monsters, alien-types, gods, etc. that all can or have appeared to be human.

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Trope Explorer #4: Little Miss Badass

As a woman I sometimes find this trope annoying, and as a sister to someone who would definitely qualify as a Little Miss Badass (a three-dimensional, awesome, loving, fun little badass of a sister, btw) I can understand why this trope can be fun and interesting, but also a little on-the-nose and formulaic.

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