- Homestuck (1)
Dave Strider, upon first inspection, is not that noteworthy. He reeks of alpha pheromones, he's handsome, he's cocky--he is the stereotype. Most people don't give him a second glance--betas and omegas included, because he's also got the faintest hint of omega pheromones on him, too--unless it's to admire how lovely he looks, regardless.
You never really have, either! He's just Dave--Dave who laughs so hard when your pranks fail that he's squirted apple juice out of his nose several times. Dave who acts like he doesn't give a fuck, but still trips all over himself to make sure his friends are happy. Dave who listens to really pompous, edgy music just so he has the knowledge to rip the songs apart when someone tries to defend them. Dave who collects dead things! Dave who makes you wish it weren't such a societal weirdness for two alphas to Bond--because if you're honest, you want Dave more than you could ever want anyone else, compatible hormones or no.
He's awesome, weird--but a totally normal guy underneath all that fake, layered on coolkid facade.
And apparently, he's not actually an alpha.