Sydney did react poorly to her first demon, but she’s been remarkably nonchalant about meeting para, meta, and otherwise extra-humans since then. Well, that or overeager to the point of passing out.

I’ve often wondered about how meeting an actual non-human sapience would go for most people. I mean, assuming you were at a party or something, and a friend introduced you to a being that was definitely not human, and not a situation where it was stalking you through the woods or invading after destroying a number of famous landmarks or anything. Of course there would be a lot of people who would freak out no matter the circumstances, but honestly, I feel like movie FX and CG have gotten to the point where we could largely skip over the adjustment period. Like most of us are kind of used to seeing weird stuff like that by now. Obviously if it was right in front of you, that’s very different than seeing something on a screen, but I still think some of us would be quicker to get to the “this almost seems mundane” stage than we might have been 30 or 40 years ago.

That all goes out the window if the thing we’re introduced to triggers some sort of fear response, like it features a lot of exposed vertebrae and ribs, or has a heavy spider vibe or looks overly fungal or is otherwise seemingly designed to hunt us. I’m talking about aliens/monsters that are “spitting distance from humanity” but are more than some pointy ears and a prosthetic forehead. Think Garrus or the Hellboy 2 Troll Market or The Creature Cantina.

Anyway. By the time Frix returns to Earth, everyone he meets is going to be like “Hey I hear you have a huge crank.” (alternative vaguely relevant image)

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