"I hope you're watching this Varn, 'cause you'd better get this through your green ugly skull... You don't own me!Terinu is a black and white, full page web comic written by Australian native Peta Hewitt, featuring the title character, an alien boy whose race, the Ferin, were genetically engineered to serve as power sources for the Varn Dominion. Five hundred years ago they were wiped out as the races rebelled against the Dominion's control. Now the Dominion is hunting him down to recover their source of power and take the galaxy back, the space pirate who raised him wants to hunt him down to use him as her personal assassin and the Galactic Sapiens Alliance wants him either dead or dissected.It's nice to be wanted.An intricately plotted and well drawn and written comic series, set in six chapter arcs in a standard comic book format, mimicking the original dead tree editions.
Terinu: Our Hero, a fifteen year-old alien boy with an understandably touchy temper and severe trust issues after being abused half his life.Leeza Blake: A civilian starship engineer and daughter of the Fleet Admiral Erwin Blake. Her mom was Stuffed In The Fridge sometime before the story began. Currently she's Terinu's legal guardian. Unknown, even to her, is that she's Terinu's "Master"Ru Ofanius "Rufus" Brushtail: A vulpine star fighter pilot/mercenary/hidden noble. In other words a born swashbuckler.Gwendolyn Freeman: Leeza's fifteen year old cousin and a cyberglider. Bounces between being irritated at Terinu and worrying for his safety.Matt Townsend: Terinu's best friend and possibly his lover, if you believe the fans in the universe.Lance Freeman: A Space Marine demolitions expert and cousin to Leeza and Gwen. Tended to bump heads with Terinu at first, but has since mellowed towards the boy.Melika Softpaw: Terinu's foster mother and his fiercest protector after Matt.The Varn Gene Mage: Eight foot tall, green skinned, horned creator of Terinu's race. Tends to be Affably Evil when he isn't directly threatened.General Oryon Gisko: Leader of the Galapados Warriors, a genetically engineered race created by the Gene Mage to match human aggressiveness. A nice iguana when he's not on the job.Lady Mavra Chan: Self-styled Space Pirate noble, with an emphasis on the "Pirate" over the "Noble"."Brutal" Brooks: Chan's second-in-command with all of her bad traits and none of her limited charm.Princess Titalia: An Ardactavian (read: bug race) princess, currently plotting the overthrow of her mother, using Gwen as her pawn.Admiral Erwin Blake: Chief of the United Systems Alliance fleet and determined to hunt down and kill Terinu to preserve the Alliance's safety. This makes for rather awkward relations with his daughter Leeza especially after he tossed her in jail.
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