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9th Sep '15 5:05:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Ingra could very easily pass as Persha's older sister despite actually being her mother.


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* MumLooksLikeASister: Ingra could very easily pass as Persha's older sister despite actually being her mother.
16th May '15 9:16:23 AM kalel32688
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* MoralityPet: Pyrem is this for Ingra, who's shown to be nicer in his presence. [[spoiler:That, unfortunately, doesn't stop her from messing with her daughter Persha's mind in issue #30 as well as taking back a portion of the power she gave to many others on different worlds.]]

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* MoralityPet: Pyrem is this for Ingra, who's shown to be nicer in his presence.when she's around him. [[spoiler:That, unfortunately, doesn't stop her from messing with her daughter Persha's mind in issue #30 as well as taking back a portion of the power she gave to many others on different worlds.]]



-->'''Ingra''': I had you all summoned here because I want to offer you a choice. The recent troubling revelation of these mortals who possess power akin to ours ''cannot'' be allowed to threaten us. I've done what I can to keep them under my observation, but the time has come to take a fresh step. A united front among ''all'' First could withstand any threat. I must reunite Elysia. It will take a strong leader to unite us. Pyrem of Dexter is too hampered by his emotions to rule a rejoined Elysia. I have been content to allow our separation to continue...but no more. You have all sided with me in the past. Show me that same devotion now. All those who willingly provide that which I need will gain favor in my eyes. Consider this carefully...we are all taught to [[ItsAllAboutMe place one's self before all]]--to serve me now is to save yourself. Those who cross me or withhold help from me would be wise to remember the...''volume'' of my anger...the strength of my dungeon walls...and the ferocity of my disappointment. I am the strongest of our House. This is not a boast, but pure fact. You have all felt the sting of my power. Keep in mind the ''anger'' that fuels me. You all owe me. I'm collecting but a small fraction of that debt. If you fail me now...I ''will'' remember. The choice is yours. Back me...or make an enemy of me. Your eyes betray the deadly fire of your hatred. ''Good''. I'm basking in its warmth. Send me your power. Hate me all you like, but you'll each manifest what's needed...because you really have no choice.

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-->'''Ingra''': --->'''Ingra''': I had you all summoned here because I want to offer you a choice. The recent troubling revelation of these mortals who possess power akin to ours ''cannot'' be allowed to threaten us. I've done what I can to keep them under my observation, but the time has come to take a fresh step. A united front among ''all'' First could withstand any threat. I must reunite Elysia. It will take a strong leader to unite us. Pyrem of Dexter is too hampered by his emotions to rule a rejoined Elysia. I have been content to allow our separation to continue...but no more. You have all sided with me in the past. Show me that same devotion now. All those who willingly provide that which I need will gain favor in my eyes. Consider this carefully...we are all taught to [[ItsAllAboutMe place one's self before all]]--to all]]; to serve me now is to save yourself. Those who cross me or withhold help from me would be wise to remember the...''volume'' ''[[UnstoppableRage volume]]'' [[UnstoppableRage of my anger...anger]]...the strength of my dungeon walls...and the ferocity of my disappointment. I am the strongest of our House. This is not a boast, but pure fact. You have all felt the sting of my power. Keep in mind the ''anger'' ''[[HotBlooded anger]]'' [[HotBlooded that fuels me.me]]. You all owe me. I'm collecting but a small fraction of that debt. If you fail me now...I ''will'' remember. The choice is yours. Back me...or make an enemy of me. Your eyes betray the deadly fire of your hatred. ''Good''. I'm basking in its warmth. Send me your power. Hate me all you like, but you'll each manifest what's needed...because you really have no choice.



* ShieldBash: In issue #23, Pyrem pulls this on [[spoiler:Ervulsh]] using Altwaal's Shield.

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* ShieldBash: In issue #23, Pyrem pulls this on [[spoiler:Ervulsh]] using Altwaal's Shield.Shield during their fight.



* TrueLovesKiss: [[spoiler:Issue #23 ends with this happening between Pyrem and Ingra. After killing Ervulsh, Pyrem and Ingra kiss, and Ingra's attire changes from a black dress that Ervlush [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty forced her to wear]] to a pink one as this happens.]]

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* TrueLovesKiss: [[spoiler:Issue #23 ends with this happening one between Pyrem and Ingra. After killing Ervulsh, Pyrem and Ingra Ervulsh is killed, they kiss, and Ingra's attire changes from a black dress that Ervlush [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty forced her to wear]] to a pink one as this happens.]]



* TheUsurper: [[spoiler:Ingra removed Orium from power and took his place as leader of House Sinister]]. [[spoiler:Seahn and Braag later oust Ingra from House Sinister and seize control. Seahn then kills Braag in a crazed rage and takes full leadership over Sinister.]]
* TheVamp: Ingra uses her feminine wiles to [[spoiler:convince Braag, her former lover, to help her take over Elysia]] and to also encourage [[spoiler:Seahn's ambitions of ruling House Dexter]]. Ingra is also seen trying to seduce Gannish in a {{flashback}}; Gannish, however, resists her charms.

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* TheUsurper: [[spoiler:Ingra removed Orium from power and took his place as leader of House Sinister]]. [[spoiler:Seahn and Braag later oust Ingra her from House Sinister and seize control. Seahn then kills Braag in a crazed rage and takes full leadership over Sinister.]]
* TheVamp: Ingra uses her feminine wiles to [[spoiler:convince Braag, her former lover, to help her take over Elysia]] and to also encourage [[spoiler:Seahn's ambitions of ruling House Dexter]]. Ingra is also seen trying to seduce Gannish in a {{flashback}}; Gannish, however, resists her charms.her.
31st Jan '15 8:46:01 PM ZanyDragon
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31st Jan '15 8:42:57 PM ZanyDragon
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* EyeColourChange: House Sinister members have eyes that turn red, while members of House Dexter have eyes that turn yellow.
31st Jan '15 8:39:38 PM ZanyDragon
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** Come to think of it, every member of House Sinister has eyes that can turn red.



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31st Jan '15 8:28:42 PM ZanyDragon
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* TheNeedsOfTheMany: This is the way the creed of House Dexter works. Gods of House Dexter are taught to place the needs of others before self.
24th Dec '14 8:19:32 AM kalel32688
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The titular First are a race of [[PhysicalGod powerful deities]] who reside on the planet Elysia. Years ago, they warred with one another until their leader, [[TopGod Altwaal]], put an end to the fighting by separating Elysia into two Houses, House Dexter (the First [[TheNeedsOfTheMany who put the needs of others before their own]]) and House Sinister (the First [[ItsAllAboutMe who put their own ambitions before the concerns of others]]), before disappearing for parts unknown. Now, the discovery that [[TheChosenMany certain individuals (Sigil-Bearers) on many other worlds are being bestowed]] [[KillTheGod the power to potentially kill their kind]] is sending panic through the First's ranks.

[[TheIngenue Persha]], a Secundae (offspring of two original First) of House Sinister which is ruled by [[EvilMatriarch her mother Ingra]], embarks on a quest to [[HaveYouSeenMyGod find Altwaal]] in the hope that he can return to Elysia and reunite the First against the Sigil-Bearers. [[AmbitionIsEvil Seahn]], a Secundae of House Dexter, plots to [[TheUsurper replace Pyrem as leader of House Dexter]]. [[DarkIsNotEvil Gannish]], a First of House Sinister, heads off to investigate the mystery of the Sigil-Bearers and uncovers a startling revelation about his fellow First. And Ingra seizes the opportunity to [[TakeOverTheWorld claim all of Elysia as hers]]...

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The titular First are a race of [[PhysicalGod powerful deities]] who reside on the planet Elysia. Years ago, they warred with one another until their leader, [[TopGod Altwaal]], put an end to the fighting by separating separated Elysia into two Houses, House Dexter (the First (those [[TheNeedsOfTheMany who put the needs of others before their own]]) and House Sinister (the First (those [[ItsAllAboutMe who put their own ambitions before the concerns of others]]), before disappearing for parts unknown. Now, the discovery that [[TheChosenMany certain individuals (Sigil-Bearers) on many other worlds are being bestowed]] [[KillTheGod the power to potentially kill their kind]] is sending panic through the First's ranks.

[[TheIngenue Persha]], a Secundae (offspring of two original First) of House Sinister which is ruled by [[EvilMatriarch her mother Ingra]], embarks on a quest to [[HaveYouSeenMyGod find Altwaal]] in the hope hoping that he can return to Elysia and reunite unite the First against the Sigil-Bearers. [[AmbitionIsEvil Seahn]], a Secundae of House Dexter, plots to [[TheUsurper replace Pyrem as leader of House Dexter]]. [[DarkIsNotEvil Gannish]], a First of House Sinister, heads off to investigate the mystery of the Sigil-Bearers and ultimately uncovers a startling revelation about his fellow First. And Ingra seizes the opportunity to [[TakeOverTheWorld claim all of Elysia as hers]]...



* AchillesInHisTent: In ''[=CrossGen=] Chronicles'' #6, Pyrem sits on the sidelines while the rest of House Dexter are fighting in battle--that is, until [[spoiler:Altwaal]] appears and convinces him to [[YouAreInCommandNow take up the mantle of leading Dexter]].

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* AchillesInHisTent: In ''[=CrossGen=] Chronicles'' #6, Pyrem sits on the sidelines while the rest of House Dexter are fighting in battle--that battle. That is, until [[spoiler:Altwaal]] appears and convinces him to [[YouAreInCommandNow take up the mantle of leading Dexter]].



* {{Ambadassador}}: Pyrem, who is called "the Diplomat," is quite capable of kicking ass if need be.
* AmbitionIsEvil: Seahn is very ambitious and power-hungry, and it is said that he, a Secundae of House Dexter, acts more like a member of House Sinister ([[spoiler:this may have something to do with his birth father being Braag, a member of Sinister]]). He eventually becomes a major threat.

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* {{Ambadassador}}: Pyrem, who is called "the Diplomat," is quite capable of kicking ass if need be.
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* AmbitionIsEvil: Seahn is very ambitious and power-hungry, and it is said that he, a Secundae of House Dexter, acts more like a member of House Sinister ([[spoiler:this may have something to do with his birth father being Braag, a member of Sinister]]). He eventually becomes a major threat.threat in the series.



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%%* * AudienceSurrogate: Persha



* BigNo: In issue #23, [[spoiler:Seahn]] lets one out after [[spoiler:Trenin causes him to remember that he (Trenin) killed his birth mother Tulity right in front of him when he was just a child]].

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* BigNo: BigNo:
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In issue #23, [[spoiler:Seahn]] lets one out after [[spoiler:Trenin causes him to remember that he (Trenin) killed his birth mother Tulity right in front of him when he was just a child]].



* DarkIsNotEvil: Or, at the very least, Dark Is Not Selfish. Persha is a member of House Sinister and is the daughter of that House's leader Ingra, but displays none of the selfish behaviors the First of that House exhibit; in fact, she seeks to unite all the First against the Sigil-Bearers.

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* DarkIsNotEvil: Or, at the very least, Dark Is Not Selfish. Persha is a member of House Sinister and is the daughter of that House's leader Ingra, but displays none of the selfish behaviors the First of that House exhibit; in fact, she seeks to unite all the First against the Sigil-Bearers.Sigil-Bearers, showing she cares for the well-being of others.



%%* DeadpanSnarker: Braag
* DeceptiveLegacy: [[spoiler:After breaking up with Pyrem in the past, Ingra (who was pregnant with Persha at the time) pretended that Braag was the child's father.]]

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%%* * DeadpanSnarker: Braag
* DeceptiveLegacy: DeceptiveLegacy:
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[[spoiler:After breaking up with Pyrem in the past, Ingra (who was pregnant with Persha at the time) pretended that Braag was the child's father.]]



* {{Determinator}}: Pyrem is described as such by Raamia in issue #26, in which a {{flashback}} shows Pyrem sent by Altwaal to guard a vault and not being able to be moved or deterred by anything.

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* {{Determinator}}: {{Determinator}}:
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Pyrem is described as such by Raamia in issue #26, in which a {{flashback}} shows Pyrem sent by Altwaal to guard a vault and not being able to be moved or deterred by anything.



* HotGod: Many of the First are very handsome and beautiful.

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* HotGod: Many of the First are drawn to very handsome and beautiful.beautiful, and a majority of the female First are often clad in {{stripperiffic}} clothing.



%%* TheIngenue: Persha

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%%* * TheIngenue: Persha



%%* MsFanservice: Ingra and Raamia

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%%* * MsFanservice: Many of the female First, but Ingra and RaamiaRaamia stand out.



* OutGambitted: [[spoiler:Ingra, who had been playing Seahn and Braag for a good portion of time as part of her plan to take over Elysia, ends up getting one-upped by the two, winds up dethroned and then gets taken captive by Ervulsh.]]

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* OutGambitted: [[spoiler:Ingra, who had been playing Seahn and Braag for a good portion of time as part of her plan to take over Elysia, ends up getting one-upped by the two, duo, winds up dethroned and then gets taken captive by Ervulsh.]]



* PhysicalGod: The First and the Secundae are all god-like beings. [[spoiler:There's also Solusandra, who created all the First.]]
* PowerTrio: On the House Dexter side, we have [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Pyrem]] (Ego), [[TheHunter Trenin]] (Superego) and [[BloodKnight Yala]] (Id).

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* PhysicalGod: The First and the Secundae are all god-like beings. beings.
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[[spoiler:There's also Solusandra, who created all the First.]]
* PowerTrio: On the House Dexter side, we have [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Pyrem]] (Ego), [[TheHunter Trenin]] (Superego) (Superego), and [[BloodKnight Yala]] (Id).



* RousingSpeech: Ingra gives one to House Sinister in issue #8 with the goal of uniting them to take action against the Sigil-Bearers.
-->I had you all summoned here because I want to offer you a choice. The recent troubling revelation of these mortals who possess power akin to ours ''cannot'' be allowed to threaten us. I've done what I can to keep them under my observation, but the time has come to take a fresh step. A united front among ''all'' First could withstand any threat. I must reunite Elysia. It will take a strong leader to unite us. Pyrem of Dexter is too hampered by his emotions to rule a rejoined Elysia. I have been content to allow our separation to continue...but no more. You have all sided with me in the past. Show me that same devotion now. All those who willingly provide that which I need will gain favor in my eyes. Consider this carefully...we are all taught to [[ItsAllAboutMe place one's self before all]]--to serve me now is to save yourself. Those who cross me or withhold help from me would be wise to remember the...''volume'' of my anger...the strength of my dungeon walls...and the ferocity of my disappointment. I am the strongest of our House. This is not a boast, but pure fact. You have all felt the sting of my power. Keep in mind the ''anger'' that fuels me. You all owe me. I'm collecting but a small fraction of that debt. If you fail me now...I ''will'' remember. The choice is yours. Back me...or make an enemy of me. Your eyes betray the deadly fire of your hatred. ''Good''. I'm basking in its warmth. Send me your power. Hate me all you like, but you'll each manifest what's needed...because you really have no choice.

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* RousingSpeech: RousingSpeech:
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Ingra gives one to House Sinister in issue #8 with the goal of uniting them to take action against the Sigil-Bearers.
-->I -->'''Ingra''': I had you all summoned here because I want to offer you a choice. The recent troubling revelation of these mortals who possess power akin to ours ''cannot'' be allowed to threaten us. I've done what I can to keep them under my observation, but the time has come to take a fresh step. A united front among ''all'' First could withstand any threat. I must reunite Elysia. It will take a strong leader to unite us. Pyrem of Dexter is too hampered by his emotions to rule a rejoined Elysia. I have been content to allow our separation to continue...but no more. You have all sided with me in the past. Show me that same devotion now. All those who willingly provide that which I need will gain favor in my eyes. Consider this carefully...we are all taught to [[ItsAllAboutMe place one's self before all]]--to serve me now is to save yourself. Those who cross me or withhold help from me would be wise to remember the...''volume'' of my anger...the strength of my dungeon walls...and the ferocity of my disappointment. I am the strongest of our House. This is not a boast, but pure fact. You have all felt the sting of my power. Keep in mind the ''anger'' that fuels me. You all owe me. I'm collecting but a small fraction of that debt. If you fail me now...I ''will'' remember. The choice is yours. Back me...or make an enemy of me. Your eyes betray the deadly fire of your hatred. ''Good''. I'm basking in its warmth. Send me your power. Hate me all you like, but you'll each manifest what's needed...because you really have no choice.
20th Nov '14 12:37:45 PM kalel32688
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'''''The First''''' is a ComicBook published by Creator/CrossGen Comics and written by Barbara Kesel. It focuses on the First, a race of [[PhysicalGod powerful deities]] who reside on the planet Elysia. Years ago, the First warred with one another until [[TopGod their leader Altwaal]] put an end to the fighting by separating Elysia into two Houses, House Dexter (the First [[TheNeedsOfTheMany who put the needs of others before their own]]) and House Sinister (the First [[ItsAllAboutMe who put their own ambitions before the concerns of others]]), before disappearing for parts unknown on a self-imposed exile. Now, the discovery that [[TheChosenMany certain individuals (Sigil-Bearers) on many other worlds are being bestowed]] [[KillTheGod the power to potentially kill their kind]] is sending panic through the First's ranks.

[[TheIngenue Persha]], a Secundae (offspring of two original First) of House Sinister which is ruled by [[EvilMatriarch her mother Ingra]], embarks on a quest to [[HaveYouSeenMyGod find Altwaal]] in the hope that he can return to Elysia and reunite the First against the Sigil-Bearers. [[AmbitionIsEvil Seahn]], a Secundae of House Dexter, plots to [[TheUsurper replace Pyrem as leader of House Dexter]]. [[DarkIsNotEvil Gannish]], a First of House Sinister, heads off to investigate the mystery of the Sigil-Bearers and uncovers a startling revelation about his fellow deities. And Ingra seizes the opportunity to [[TakeOverTheWorld claim all of Elysia as hers]]...

The series ran for 37 issues and was collected in six volumes, three of which were never published:

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'''''The First''''' is a ComicBook published by Creator/CrossGen Comics and written by Barbara Kesel. It focuses on the First, Kesel.

The titular First are
a race of [[PhysicalGod powerful deities]] who reside on the planet Elysia. Years ago, the First they warred with one another until their leader, [[TopGod their leader Altwaal]] Altwaal]], put an end to the fighting by separating Elysia into two Houses, House Dexter (the First [[TheNeedsOfTheMany who put the needs of others before their own]]) and House Sinister (the First [[ItsAllAboutMe who put their own ambitions before the concerns of others]]), before disappearing for parts unknown on a self-imposed exile.unknown. Now, the discovery that [[TheChosenMany certain individuals (Sigil-Bearers) on many other worlds are being bestowed]] [[KillTheGod the power to potentially kill their kind]] is sending panic through the First's ranks.

[[TheIngenue Persha]], a Secundae (offspring of two original First) of House Sinister which is ruled by [[EvilMatriarch her mother Ingra]], embarks on a quest to [[HaveYouSeenMyGod find Altwaal]] in the hope that he can return to Elysia and reunite the First against the Sigil-Bearers. [[AmbitionIsEvil Seahn]], a Secundae of House Dexter, plots to [[TheUsurper replace Pyrem as leader of House Dexter]]. [[DarkIsNotEvil Gannish]], a First of House Sinister, heads off to investigate the mystery of the Sigil-Bearers and uncovers a startling revelation about his fellow deities.First. And Ingra seizes the opportunity to [[TakeOverTheWorld claim all of Elysia as hers]]...

The series ''The First'' ran for 37 issues and was collected in six volumes, three of which were never published:



* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Mom]]: In a {{flashback}} in issue #22, [[spoiler:Seahn's biological mother Tulity takes her young son hostage during a confrontation with her pursuer Trenin and uses the boy as a [[HumanShield shield]] against Trenin]].
* AchillesInHisTent: In ''[=CrossGen=] Chronicles'' #6, Pyrem sits on the sidelines while the rest of House Dexter are fighting in battle, until [[spoiler:Altwaal]] appears and convinces him to [[YouAreInCommandNow take up the mantle of leading Dexter]].

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* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Mom]]: In a {{flashback}} in issue #22, [[spoiler:Seahn's biological mother Tulity takes her young son hostage during a confrontation with her pursuer Trenin and uses the boy as a [[HumanShield shield]] against Trenin]].
* AchillesInHisTent: In ''[=CrossGen=] Chronicles'' #6, Pyrem sits on the sidelines while the rest of House Dexter are fighting in battle, battle--that is, until [[spoiler:Altwaal]] appears and convinces him to [[YouAreInCommandNow take up the mantle of leading Dexter]].



* AmbitionIsEvil: Seahn is very ambitious and power-hungry, and it is said that he, a Secundae of House Dexter, acts more like a member of House Sinister ([[spoiler:this may have something to do with his birth father being Braag, a member of Sinister]]). He eventually becomes a major threat in the series.

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* AmbitionIsEvil: Seahn is very ambitious and power-hungry, and it is said that he, a Secundae of House Dexter, acts more like a member of House Sinister ([[spoiler:this may have something to do with his birth father being Braag, a member of Sinister]]). He eventually becomes a major threat in the series.threat.



* BadassInCharge: Pyrem is the leader of House Dexter, and can kick lots of ass despite what Ingra and Seahn believe about [[NiceGuy his personality]] and style of leadership.

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* BadassInCharge: Pyrem is the leader of House Dexter, and can kick lots of ass despite what Ingra and Seahn believe about [[NiceGuy his personality]] and style of leadership.leadership style.



* BewareTheNiceOnes / GoodIsNotSoft: For all of Ingra and Seahn's claims that Pyrem is too soft to be a good leader, Pyrem shows he isn't afraid to kick major ass if he needs to. An excellent example of this is shown in issue #22, where he [[spoiler:wipes out an entire brood of spider-beings on his way to rescue Ingra from Ervulsh]].
** Persha is a pretty decent girl, but she will ''NOT'' hesitate to show off her power if you mess with her, showing [[spoiler:she certainly takes after her dad in this area.]]

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* BewareTheNiceOnes / GoodIsNotSoft: GoodIsNotSoft:
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For all of Ingra and Seahn's claims that Pyrem is too soft to be a good leader, Pyrem shows he isn't afraid to kick major ass if he needs to. An excellent example of this is shown in issue #22, where he [[spoiler:wipes out an entire brood of spider-beings on his way to rescue Ingra from Ervulsh]].
** Persha is a pretty decent girl, but she will ''NOT'' hesitate to show off her power if you mess with her, showing [[spoiler:she certainly takes after her dad in this area.]]area]].



* BreakTheHaughty: In issue #26, [[spoiler:Ingra claims to have been humbled by being dethroned issues earlier by Seahn and Braag]]. [[spoiler:Turns out she's plotting to regain power and take back her throne.]]
* CrossOver: With ''ComicBook/{{Crux}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Sojourn}}'' and ''ComicBook/{{Mystic}}''.

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* BreakTheHaughty: In issue #26, [[spoiler:Ingra claims to have been humbled by being dethroned issues earlier by Seahn and Braag]]. [[spoiler:Turns out she's plotting to regain power and take back her throne.]]
* CrossOver: With ''ComicBook/{{Crux}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Sojourn}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Sojourn}}'', and ''ComicBook/{{Mystic}}''.



* DarkIsNotEvil: Or, at the very least, Dark Is Not Selfish. Persha is a member of House Sinister and is the daughter of that House's leader Ingra, but displays none of the selfish behaviors the First of that House live by; in fact, she seeks to unite all the First against the Sigil-Bearers.

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* DarkIsNotEvil: Or, at the very least, Dark Is Not Selfish. Persha is a member of House Sinister and is the daughter of that House's leader Ingra, but displays none of the selfish behaviors the First of that House live by; exhibit; in fact, she seeks to unite all the First against the Sigil-Bearers.



* DeceptiveLegacy: [[spoiler:After breaking up with Pyrem in the past due to their opposing views, Ingra (who was pregnant with Persha at the time) pretended that Braag was the child's father.]]

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* DeceptiveLegacy: [[spoiler:After breaking up with Pyrem in the past due to their opposing views, past, Ingra (who was pregnant with Persha at the time) pretended that Braag was the child's father.]]



* TheDeterminator: Pyrem is described as such by Raamia in issue #26, in which a {{flashback}} shows Pyrem sent by Altwaal to guard a vault and not being able to be moved or deterred by anything.

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* TheDeterminator: {{Determinator}}: Pyrem is described as such by Raamia in issue #26, in which a {{flashback}} shows Pyrem sent by Altwaal to guard a vault and not being able to be moved or deterred by anything.



* {{Foil}}: Gannish is this to Seahn. The former is [[DarkIsNotEvil a member of House Sinister and yet doesn't pursue any selfish goals]]; the latter is [[LightIsNotGood a member of House Dexter yet wants to unseat Pyrem as leader and take his place]].

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* {{Foil}}: {{Foil}}:
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Gannish is this to Seahn. The former is [[DarkIsNotEvil a member of House Sinister and yet doesn't pursue any selfish goals]]; the latter is [[LightIsNotGood a member of House Dexter yet wants to unseat Pyrem as leader and take his place]].



* GodCouple: Ingra and Pyrem were one in the past until they parted ways due to their clashing ideologies. Ingra then hooked up with Braag for a while. [[spoiler:Pyrem and Ingra get back together at the end of issue #23.]]

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* GodCouple: GodCouple:
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Ingra and Pyrem were one in the past until they parted ways due to their clashing ideologies. Ingra then hooked up with Braag for a while. [[spoiler:Pyrem and Ingra get back together at the end of issue #23.]]



* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Orium in his {{backstory}}, courtesy of [[spoiler:Altwaal]], though it later turns out [[spoiler:he isn't as crazy as everyone else believes]].

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* GoMadFromTheRevelation: GoMadFromTheRevelation:
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Orium in his {{backstory}}, courtesy of [[spoiler:Altwaal]], though it later turns out [[spoiler:he isn't as crazy as everyone else believes]].



* AHouseDivided: What happened as a result of the war among the First. [[spoiler:Altwaal]] divided the First into two houses: House Dexter (for [[TheNeedsOfTheMany those who put the needs of many before their own needs]]) and House Sinister ([[ItsAllAboutMe those who put their own desires ahead of the needs of others]]). [[spoiler:When he returns at the end of the series, Altwaal reverses this.]]

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* AHouseDivided: What happened as a result of the war among the First. [[spoiler:Altwaal]] divided the First into two houses: House Dexter (for [[TheNeedsOfTheMany those who put the needs of many before their own needs]]) and House Sinister ([[ItsAllAboutMe those who put their own desires ahead of the needs of others]]).Sinister. [[spoiler:When he returns at the end of the series, Altwaal reverses this.]]



** Seahn's most likely the biggest example, especially when he [[spoiler:puts his lover Ihroe in a comatose state and teleports her back to House Dexter with a message written on her arm after they sleep together]].

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** Seahn's Seahn is most likely the biggest example, especially when he [[spoiler:puts his lover Ihroe in a comatose state and teleports her back to House Dexter with a message written on her arm after they sleep together]].



* LoveRedeems: In issue #26, [[spoiler:Ingra says she's realized that her love for Pyrem is more important than any throne]]. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, that doesn't stop her from plotting to retake her throne and manipulating her own daughter's mind to make her think she succeeded in preventing her from regaining her power.]]

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* LoveRedeems: In issue #26, [[spoiler:Ingra says she's realized that her love for Pyrem is more important than any throne]]. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, that doesn't stop her from plotting to retake her throne and manipulating her own daughter's mind to make her think she succeeded in preventing thwarting her from regaining her power.plans.]]



* MakingASplash: Tulity can also control water, as shown in issue #22.

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* MakingASplash: MakingASplash:
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Tulity can also control water, as shown in issue #22.



* MissingMom: [[spoiler:Tulity abandoned Seahn soon after he was born. She returns a few years later to try and claim Seahn again, but Trenin will have none of that.]]

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* MissingMom: [[spoiler:Tulity abandoned Seahn soon after he was born. She returns a few years later to try and claim Seahn again, but Trenin will have none of that.doesn't succeed, thanks to Trenin.]]



* MysticalWhiteHair: Ingra, Wyture and Altwaal all have white hair.

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* MysticalWhiteHair: Ingra, Wyture Wyture, and Altwaal all have white hair.



* RedOniBlueOni: Yala and Gannish. Yala is the Red and Gannish is the Blue.

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* RedOniBlueOni: RedOniBlueOni:
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Yala and Gannish. Yala is the Red and Gannish is the Blue.



* RelativeButton: In issue #8, Ingra does NOT take kindly to Braag mentioning Persha when Braag mockingly mentions [[spoiler:[[DeceptiveLegacy he once thought Persha was his daughter]] (she's actually Pyrem's daughter)]].

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* RelativeButton: RelativeButton:
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In issue #8, Ingra does NOT take kindly to Braag mentioning Persha when Braag mockingly mentions [[spoiler:[[DeceptiveLegacy he once thought Persha was his daughter]] (she's actually Pyrem's daughter)]].



* StrongFamilyResemblance: Persha is often drawn to resemble her mother Ingra.

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* StrongFamilyResemblance: StrongFamilyResemblance:
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Persha is often drawn to resemble her mother Ingra.



* TopGod: Altwaal is called "the first of the First." [[spoiler:It's later revealed that Solusandra created all the First, including Altwaal.]]

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* TopGod: Altwaal is called "the first of the First." "
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[[spoiler:It's later revealed that Solusandra created all the First, including Altwaal.]]
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** Persha is a pretty decent girl, but she will ''not'' hesitate to show off her power if you mess with her. [[spoiler:She certainly takes after her dad in this area.]]

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** Persha is a pretty decent girl, but she will ''not'' ''NOT'' hesitate to show off her power if you mess with her. [[spoiler:She her, showing [[spoiler:she certainly takes after her dad in this area.]]



** Pyrem lets out one in issue #33 after Gannish shows him what he learned on his travels with Yala: [[spoiler:that the First, including Altwaal, did not create themselves and were actually created to be playthings by [[TopGod Solusandra]]]].

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** Pyrem lets out one in issue #33 after Gannish shows reveals to him what he learned on his travels with Yala: [[spoiler:that the First, including Altwaal, did not create themselves and were actually created to be playthings by [[TopGod Solusandra]]]].



* BolivianArmyEnding: [[spoiler:The series ends with Altwaal returning to Elysia and rallying all of the First to do battle with the Negation.]]

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* BolivianArmyEnding: [[spoiler:The series ends with Altwaal returning to Elysia and rallying all of the First to do battle with the Negation.Negation, though not before killing Persha right in front of her parents.]]



* DarkIsNotEvil: Or, at the very least, Dark Is Not Selfish. Persha is a member of House Sinister and is the daughter of that House's leader Ingra, but displays none of the selfish behaviors the First of that House live by and in fact seeks to unite all the First against the Sigil-Bearers.

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* DarkIsNotEvil: Or, at the very least, Dark Is Not Selfish. Persha is a member of House Sinister and is the daughter of that House's leader Ingra, but displays none of the selfish behaviors the First of that House live by and by; in fact fact, she seeks to unite all the First against the Sigil-Bearers.



* DeceptiveLegacy: [[spoiler:After breaking up with Pyrem in the past due to their opposing views, Ingra pretended that Braag was Persha's father.]]

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* DeceptiveLegacy: [[spoiler:After breaking up with Pyrem in the past due to their opposing views, Ingra (who was pregnant with Persha at the time) pretended that Braag was Persha's the child's father.]]



* [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes Even Selfish People Have Loved Ones]]: It is shown that Ingra still loves Pyrem despite their long-ago separation and their very different ideals of leadership, and that she loves her daughter Persha. [[spoiler:Ingra gets back together with Pyrem at the end of issue #23 after he saves her from Ervulsh, having realized she still loves Pyrem. Doesn't stop her from plotting to regain her lost power, though.]]

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* [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes Even Selfish People Have Loved Ones]]: It is shown that Ingra still loves Pyrem despite their long-ago separation and their very different ideals ideas of leadership, and that she loves her daughter Persha. [[spoiler:Ingra gets back together with Pyrem at the end of issue #23 after he saves her from Ervulsh, having realized she still loves Pyrem. Doesn't stop her from plotting to regain her lost power, though.]]



* AHouseDivided: What happened as a result of the war among the First. [[spoiler:Altwaal]] divided the First into two houses: House Dexter (for [[TheNeedsOfTheMany those who put the needs of many before their own needs]]) and House Sinister ([[ItsAllAboutMe those who put their own desires ahead of the needs of others]]).

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* AHouseDivided: What happened as a result of the war among the First. [[spoiler:Altwaal]] divided the First into two houses: House Dexter (for [[TheNeedsOfTheMany those who put the needs of many before their own needs]]) and House Sinister ([[ItsAllAboutMe those who put their own desires ahead of the needs of others]]). [[spoiler:When he returns at the end of the series, Altwaal reverses this.]]



** [[spoiler:Altwaal]] gives one to the First in the final issue. [[spoiler:After slaying Persha right in front of her parents, no less.]]

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** [[spoiler:Altwaal]] gives one to the First in the final issue. [[spoiler:After [[spoiler:Right after slaying Persha right in front of her parents, no less.]]



* TrueLovesKiss: [[spoiler:Issue #23 ends with this happening between Pyrem and Ingra. After killing Ervulsh, Pyrem and Ingra kiss, and Ingra's attire changes from a black dress that Ervlush [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty forced her to wear]] to a pink one as this happens.]]



* TheVamp: Ingra uses her feminine wiles to [[spoiler:convince Braag, her former lover, to help her take over Elysia]] and to also encourage [[spoiler:Seahn's ambitions of ruling House Dexter]]. Braag even calls her a "deceitful tease." Ingra is also seen trying to seduce Gannish in a {{flashback}}; Gannish, however, resists her charms.

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* TheVamp: Ingra uses her feminine wiles to [[spoiler:convince Braag, her former lover, to help her take over Elysia]] and to also encourage [[spoiler:Seahn's ambitions of ruling House Dexter]]. Braag even calls her a "deceitful tease." Ingra is also seen trying to seduce Gannish in a {{flashback}}; Gannish, however, resists her charms.
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''The First'' is a ComicBook published by Creator/CrossGen Comics and written by Barbara Kesel. It focuses on the First, a race of [[PhysicalGod powerful deities]] who reside on the planet Elysia. Years ago, the First warred with one another until [[TopGod their leader Altwaal]] put an end to the fighting by separating Elysia into two Houses, House Dexter (the First [[TheNeedsOfTheMany who put the needs of others before their own]]) and House Sinister (the First [[ItsAllAboutMe who put their own ambitions before the concerns of others]]), before disappearing for parts unknown on a self-imposed exile. Now, the discovery that [[TheChosenMany certain individuals (Sigil-Bearers) on many other worlds are being bestowed]] [[KillTheGod the power to potentially kill their kind]] is sending panic through the First's ranks.

[[TheIngenue Persha]], a Secundae (Secundae are the offspring of two original First) of House Sinister which is ruled by her mother [[EvilMatriarch Ingra]], embarks on a quest to [[HaveYouSeenMyGod find Altwaal]] in the hope that he can return to Elysia and reunite the First against the Sigil-Bearers. [[AmbitionIsEvil Seahn]], a Secundae of House Dexter, plots to [[TheUsurper replace Pyrem as leader of House Dexter]]. [[DarkIsNotEvil Gannish]], a First of House Sinister, heads off to investigate the mystery of the Sigil-Bearers and uncovers a startling revelation about his fellow deities. And Ingra seizes the opportunity to [[TakeOverTheWorld claim all of Elysia as hers]]...

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''The First'' '''''The First''''' is a ComicBook published by Creator/CrossGen Comics and written by Barbara Kesel. It focuses on the First, a race of [[PhysicalGod powerful deities]] who reside on the planet Elysia. Years ago, the First warred with one another until [[TopGod their leader Altwaal]] put an end to the fighting by separating Elysia into two Houses, House Dexter (the First [[TheNeedsOfTheMany who put the needs of others before their own]]) and House Sinister (the First [[ItsAllAboutMe who put their own ambitions before the concerns of others]]), before disappearing for parts unknown on a self-imposed exile. Now, the discovery that [[TheChosenMany certain individuals (Sigil-Bearers) on many other worlds are being bestowed]] [[KillTheGod the power to potentially kill their kind]] is sending panic through the First's ranks.

[[TheIngenue Persha]], a Secundae (Secundae are the offspring (offspring of two original First) of House Sinister which is ruled by her mother [[EvilMatriarch her mother Ingra]], embarks on a quest to [[HaveYouSeenMyGod find Altwaal]] in the hope that he can return to Elysia and reunite the First against the Sigil-Bearers. [[AmbitionIsEvil Seahn]], a Secundae of House Dexter, plots to [[TheUsurper replace Pyrem as leader of House Dexter]]. [[DarkIsNotEvil Gannish]], a First of House Sinister, heads off to investigate the mystery of the Sigil-Bearers and uncovers a startling revelation about his fellow deities. And Ingra seizes the opportunity to [[TakeOverTheWorld claim all of Elysia as hers]]...



* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Mom]]: In a {{flashback}} in issue #22, [[spoiler:Seahn's biological mother Tulity takes her young son hostage during a confrontation with Trenin and uses the boy as a [[HumanShield shield]] against Trenin]].
* AchillesInHisTent: In ''[=CrossGen=] Chronicles'' #6, Pyrem sits on the sidelines while the rest of his House are fighting in battle, until [[spoiler:Altwaal]] appears and convinces him to [[YouAreInCommandNow take up the mantle of leading Dexter]].

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* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Mom]]: In a {{flashback}} in issue #22, [[spoiler:Seahn's biological mother Tulity takes her young son hostage during a confrontation with her pursuer Trenin and uses the boy as a [[HumanShield shield]] against Trenin]].
* AchillesInHisTent: In ''[=CrossGen=] Chronicles'' #6, Pyrem sits on the sidelines while the rest of his House Dexter are fighting in battle, until [[spoiler:Altwaal]] appears and convinces him to [[YouAreInCommandNow take up the mantle of leading Dexter]].



* AmbitionIsEvil: Seahn is very ambitious and power-hungry, and it is said that he, a Secundae of House Dexter, acts more like a member of House Sinister ([[spoiler:this may have something to do with his birth father being Braag]]). He eventually becomes a major threat to others.

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* AmbitionIsEvil: Seahn is very ambitious and power-hungry, and it is said that he, a Secundae of House Dexter, acts more like a member of House Sinister ([[spoiler:this may have something to do with his birth father being Braag]]). Braag, a member of Sinister]]). He eventually becomes a major threat to others.in the series.



* AnAxeToGrind: [[spoiler:Persha kills Seahn with an ax.]]

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* AnAxeToGrind: [[spoiler:Persha [[spoiler:In the final issue of the series, Persha kills Seahn with an ax.]]



* BadassInCharge: Pyrem is the leader of House Dexter, and can kick lots of ass despite what Ingra and Seahn believe about his personality and style of leadership.

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* BadassInCharge: Pyrem is the leader of House Dexter, and can kick lots of ass despite what Ingra and Seahn believe about [[NiceGuy his personality personality]] and style of leadership.



** Persha is a pretty decent girl, but she will ''not'' hesitate to show off her power if you mess with her. [[spoiler:She certainly takes after her dad Pyrem in this area.]]

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** Persha is a pretty decent girl, but she will ''not'' hesitate to show off her power if you mess with her. [[spoiler:She certainly takes after her dad Pyrem in this area.]]



* BloodKnight: Yala, who even states she can't resist a battle after arriving to help Pyrem against Seahn, plus it's shown in issue #21 that she finds diplomacy boring and in issue #33, she expresses a desire for battle.
* BolivianArmyEnding: [[spoiler:The series ends with Altwaal returning to Elysia and rallying the First to do battle with the Negation.]]

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* BloodKnight: Yala, who even Yala states she can't resist a battle after arriving to help Pyrem against Seahn, plus it's shown in issue #21 that she finds diplomacy boring and and, in issue #33, she expresses a desire for battle.
* BolivianArmyEnding: [[spoiler:The series ends with Altwaal returning to Elysia and rallying all of the First to do battle with the Negation.]]



* DarkIsNotEvil: Or, at the very least, Dark Is Not Selfish. Persha is a member of House Sinister, but displays none of the selfish behaviors the First of that House live by and in fact seeks to unite all the First against the Sigil-Bearers.
** Gannish qualifies as well, since his primary concern is uncovering the truth rather than realizing any selfish ambitions.
* DatingCatwoman: Pyrem and Ingra in the past, the result being [[spoiler:Persha]]. They are, respectively, the leaders of House Dexter and House Sinister, which have diametrically opposing viewpoints. [[spoiler:They get back together at the end of issue #22, and when they return to Dexter's side of Elysia together, all of the Dexters seem to think Pyrem's being mind-controlled by Ingra.]]
** Seahn and [[spoiler:Ihroe, Dexter's guardian,]] as revealed in issue #32.

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* DarkIsNotEvil: Or, at the very least, Dark Is Not Selfish. Persha is a member of House Sinister, Sinister and is the daughter of that House's leader Ingra, but displays none of the selfish behaviors the First of that House live by and in fact seeks to unite all the First against the Sigil-Bearers.
** Gannish qualifies as well, since also qualifies; his primary concern is uncovering the truth rather than realizing any selfish ambitions.
* DatingCatwoman: Pyrem and Ingra in the past, the result being [[spoiler:Persha]]. They are, respectively, the leaders of House Dexter and House Sinister, which have diametrically opposing viewpoints. [[spoiler:They get back together at the end of issue #22, and when they return to Dexter's side of Elysia together, all of the Dexters seem to think Pyrem's being mind-controlled by Ingra.]]
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Seahn and [[spoiler:Ihroe, Dexter's guardian,]] as revealed in issue #32.



** For a time, [[spoiler:Seahn is believed to be Trenin's son when, in actuality, Braag is his actual daddy. He REALLY doesn't take the news well when he finally learns the truth]].

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** For a time, [[spoiler:Seahn is believed to be Trenin's son when, in actuality, Braag is his actual daddy. He REALLY doesn't take the news it well when he finally learns the truth]].



* DoubleEntendre: In a {{flashback}}, Ingra, while trying to seduce Gannish, mentions that Yala's (Gannish's lover) horse trainer "studied under me" right after mentioning a past lover.



* EmpathicEnvironment: In issue #33, House Dexter goes from sunny to stormy when [[spoiler:its leader Pyrem is [[HeroicBSOD faced with a terrible revelation about the First]]]].

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* EmpathicEnvironment: In issue #33, House Dexter goes from sunny to stormy when [[spoiler:its leader Pyrem [[spoiler:Pyrem, its leader, is [[HeroicBSOD faced with a terrible revelation about the First]]]].



* EvilMatriarch: Ingra is Persha's mother and seeks to dominate all of Elysia, though she's not so much evil as selfish, like all First of House Sinister. [[spoiler:Still, that doesn't stop her from casting an illusion on Persha to make her think she succeeded in making sure Ingra didn't get her power back, as shown in issue #30.]]

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* EvilMatriarch: Ingra is Persha's mother and seeks to dominate all of Elysia, though she's not so much evil as she is selfish, like all First of House Sinister. [[spoiler:Still, that doesn't stop her from casting an illusion on Persha to make her think she succeeded in making sure Ingra didn't get her power back, as shown in issue #30.]]



* FriendToAllChildren: Trenin's lover Nevole runs a home for lost children and is shown to be very nurturing.

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* FriendToAllChildren: Trenin's lover Nevole runs a home for lost children and is shown to be very nurturing.nurturing as well as [[MamaBear defensive of her charges]].



* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Orium in his {{backstory}}, courtesy of [[spoiler:Altwaal]].

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* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Orium in his {{backstory}}, courtesy of [[spoiler:Altwaal]].[[spoiler:Altwaal]], though it later turns out [[spoiler:he isn't as crazy as everyone else believes]].



* GreenIsBlue: Persha's eyes, DependingOnTheArtist.



* HaveYouSeenMyGod: [[spoiler:Altwaal disappeared after dividing the First into two houses and is believed to be dead. Persha makes it her mission to find him. It later turns out Altwaal is alive and hiding out on [[ComicBook/{{Sojourn}} the world of Quin]] under the alias of Ayden]].

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* HaveYouSeenMyGod: [[spoiler:Altwaal disappeared after dividing the First into two houses Houses and is believed to be dead. Persha makes it her mission to find him. It later turns out Altwaal is alive and hiding out on [[ComicBook/{{Sojourn}} the world of Quin]] under the alias of as Ayden]].



* HotBlooded: Ingra, who is referred to as "the Seething Beauty" and is shown to be easily roused to displays of anger. She even warns her subordinates in issue #8 during her RousingSpeech to remember the anger that fuels her.

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* HotBlooded: Ingra, who is referred to as "the Seething Beauty" and is shown to be easily roused to displays of anger. She even warns her subordinates in issue #8 during her RousingSpeech to remember the anger that fuels her.



* HotGuysAreBastards: Seahn is very handsome and charming, but he seeks to remove Pyrem from power and has absolutely no qualms about [[spoiler:[[MindControl taking control of other people's minds]], killing one of his own friends, killing his own birth father Braag or putting his lover Ihroe in a coma and teleporting her back to House Dexter with a message written on her]].

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* HotGuysAreBastards: Seahn is very handsome and charming, but he seeks to remove Pyrem from power and has absolutely no qualms about [[spoiler:[[MindControl taking control of other people's minds]], killing one of his own friends, killing his own birth father Braag or putting his lover Ihroe in a coma and teleporting her back to House Dexter with a message written on her]].



* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Persha at the hands of a returning Altwaal in the final issue.]]



* MoralityPet: Pyrem is this for Ingra, who's shown to be nicer in his presence. [[spoiler:That, unfortunately, doesn't stop her from messing with Persha's mind in issue #30 as well as taking back a portion of the power she gave to many others on different worlds.]]

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* MoralityPet: Pyrem is this for Ingra, who's shown to be nicer in his presence. [[spoiler:That, unfortunately, doesn't stop her from messing with her daughter Persha's mind in issue #30 as well as taking back a portion of the power she gave to many others on different worlds.]]
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