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Season 6 Characters (Purgatory)
Played By: Lauren MorganA yuan-ti warlock and artist... whose preferred medium is body parts. Formerly known as the Valentine Ripper, her murder spree was brought to an end when she was killed by a valravn named Lynette. They started dating after her resurrection, with Lynette acting as the "Raven Queen" for Cordelia's warlock magic. Conduit of Expression.
- Back from the Dead: Moreso than the rest of the Furies. She's Killed Offscreen by Lloyd between parts 10 and 11, so Cato resurrects her again. He makes it clear that this took most of his remaining funds, so he won't be able to undo any future deaths.
- Beat Still, My Heart: How Lynette initially killed Cordelia. They now consider this their first date.
- Callback: Cordelia's a descendant of the same Valentine-based Heller family introduced in Season 4, complete with General Heller's lethality and Mary Heller's passion for the arts. She just combines those factors more directly.
- Dating Catwoman: She started dating the Raven Queen after the Raven Queen killed her.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: When Jean tries to bring Cordelia to her side, Cordelia admits that she actually has affection for her teammates and would be uncomfortable with the danger that switching sides would put them in.
- Familiar: One of the perks of operating under the Raven Queen's patronage is a raven familiar named Gustav.
- Item Crafting: Reflecting her 'artistic' experience, she can craft equipment out of people's remains.
- LOL, 69: Cordelia has an apartment on the 69th layer of the Abyss.
- Jean tries to sway Cordelia to her side by offering her ownership of the 69th and 420th layers of the Abyss.
- Mad Artist: Part of her MO is turning her victims into 'art'.
- Noble Demon: Cordelia doesn't kill victims who are brought directly to her, as she considers the hunt part of her artistry. She also doesn't like going back on her word, feels the need to honor her debts, and finds people who try to sway her opinion through deception particularly annoying.Jean: You're very easily offended for someone just festooned in the body parts of her victims.
- Of course, this may have been played up somewhat due to her dislike of Jean.
- Powerful Pick: She crafts a pickaxe from a cherub in the first arc and continues using it as her melee weapon of choice during several key scenes.
- Psycho for Hire: Though her work for Cato isn't exactly on a 'for hire' basis. She just likes to kill people and appreciates the newfound lack of consequence.
- Sense Freak: She's interested in joining the Society of Sensation, which Lynette is already a part of, but her first attempt to join finds her lacking in unique sensations. She's decided to try and rectify this.
- Serial Killer: During life. She'd kill people and make artwork from their body parts.
- Shaming the Mob: After she kills Jean an angry mob tries to kill her. She doesn't have her spellcasting focus and is mostly useless in combat, so she stands on the roof of her burning apartment building and starts monologuing at them. This sways about half the mob, and Lynette cone-of-colds the other half into frozen statues.
- Snake People: Yuan-ti vary from humans with patches of scales to human-sized snakes. Cordelia is somewhere in the middle, and envious of people with legs.
- What the Hell Is That Accent?: Not even Lauren knows for sure. It's some sort of hybrid French/German accent, with some people even thinking she's copying Austin's Ukrainian Drow accent. It does get her characterization across, though.
Played By: Chris LariosA lizardfolk fighter who was raised as an assassin as part of Project Dharma, operating under a criminal syndicate called the Nexus. After the Nexus collapsed, he left along with a baby girl; to provide for his adopted daughter (now named Princess Lime), he took mercenary work and was killed on the job. He's an idiot but thinks he's the smartest person in the room. Conduit of Instinct.
- Above Good and Evil: In that he's not really smart enough to think about those kinds of things. His only goal is to be a good father to Lime, no matter what that entails. This also probably has something to do with his being brought up by a crime syndicate.
- When the Metatron comes up with a sin for each of the Furies, he's not really able to pin one on King; instead, he calls him an animal. King responds that yes, he is in fact a lizardfolk.
- Accidental Misnaming: He keeps calling the 'Metatron' the 'Megatron'. Blake eventually tells him about his mispronunciation... so he starts calling him 'Metetaron'.
- Always a Bigger Fish: Not that he knows, but he was killed by the Lady of Pain.
- Always Second Best: He was number two in the assassin rankings. He was never bothered by this, though, and even had a friendship (which King considers brotherhood, although this is somewhat one-sided) with Lloyd, the number one guy.
- Turns out the reason he still thinks he's the strongest is that last he checked, two is much bigger than one.
- Awesome Mc Coolname: King was raised in an assassin program where the children would grow up without a name and pick their own as they come of age. 'King Badass' just said the first thing to come into his head.
- Berserk Button: Significantly hurting his friends will set off an aspect of his conduit and ensure he try to kill you.
- According to his character sheet, insulting his intelligence will always start a fight. He doesn't seem to always pick up on when he's being insulted, though.
- BFS: His main weapon is a huge sword. The blade has the remains of several stickers put on the side by Lime.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With his daughter, Lime.
- With Calliope (in her Gnome form) later on. Although this could also be considered Tiny Guy, Huge Girl since her true form is a Nidhogg.
- Bizarre Taste in Food: He takes advantage of Lime's conduit to provide food. This means he and Lime's diets consist entirely of limes.
- Blood Knight: As his name would imply, King Badass loves to fight.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Very briefly. When he picks up the Lance of Charity, it immediately makes him seek vengeance on the people who killed the Metatron. Which is to say his teammates. He has enough time to impale Lancelot before the Lance's magic is dispelled and King snaps out of it.
- Ignorant of Their Own Ignorance: He opts into every intelligence-related check possible despite being terrible at them.Chris: Austin, what knowledge check do I have to fail to not know what that is?
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: His book of small-talk questions falls out of his pocket shortly after Chris' phone, which had the questions on it, was smashed.
- Lizard Folk: Played according to the canon lore, King has a hard time understanding the emotional context of the "flesh people."
- Long List: King has killed a lot of people during his lifetime and he's kept a list of all their names in a big book. Chris will take any chance he can to read them in rapid fire.
- Malaproper: King constantly pronounces unusual words like other words. He calls the Metatron the Megatron so many times he even gets Austin doing it.
- No Social Skills: Due to his upbringing as an assassin on top of lizardfolk being unlike other races from the get-go. He has a book full of common personal questions to help him make small talk with people.
- Papa Wolf: His only true goal is to be a good father to Lime.
- Super Mode: The secret aspect of his conduit. King is just as confused about it as anyone, but it activates when his friends are in significant danger.
- Too Dumb to Fool: The reason King was always consistently number two in Project Dharma is that his being the Conduit of Instinct made him the only one who could hold his own against Lloyd's Conduit of Perplexity. Since he doesn't think about anything, Lloyd could never really trick him; he had to beat him with pure skill.
Played By: Laura Kate DaleA gnome bard and pro gamer from Bytopia. She died mysteriously in the middle of a gaming stream and was resurrected for her strong supporting magic. Always after a challenge which is why she took Cato's job offer. Conduit of Challenge.
- Animorphism: One of her more useful spells so far has been polymorph.
- Bi the Way: Nifyx is from the plane of Bytopia. Laura notes that she couldn't imagine having a Bytopian character that isn't bisexual.
- Challenge Seeker: As her conduit would indicate. It's why she was so quick to agree to Cato's offer; she figures that the sorts of people you send inter-dimensional killers after are the sort of people who can put up a fight.
- She even suggests leaving some possible threats alone... just so she can come back and fight them when they're stronger.
- Duels Decide Everything: Her conduit lets her challenge people to one-on-one challenges (the nature of the challenge varies) for pre-determined outcomes.
- Fishing Minigame: She gets Scar's help by beating them in a fishing competition, although the Furies all had to work together to do so.
- The Heart: Aside from her thirst for challenge, Cato employed her to try and rein in her team's murderous tendencies and act as their conscience. Not that it always works.
- She's good at making friends to the point that she's managed to neatly evade a few combat encounters and make some powerful allies to boot, including a Balor and a Nidhogg.
- Hell of a Heaven: Bytopia seems like an idyllic and perfect place to live, with the gnomes there happy and content. Nifyx hates it. Being a Challenge Seeker, she finds Bytopia incredibly boring and is glad to be resurrected somewhere she has something to work against.
- Jumped at the Call: Despite her background as a streaming pro gamer with zero experience in assassination, she immediately accepts Cato's offer as one of his new Furies.
- Naïve Newcomer: Played with. The rest of the Furies don't know much more about the Planescape than Nifyx does, but Nifyx is the newest to their line of work; she's the only one who never killed anyone before her death.
- Our Gnomes Are Weirder: Her character sheet describes her as a Rock Gnome, which are known for being clever and tinkering with tiny machines. This is demonstrated when Nifyx creates a fishing net from old video game controller cords.
- Size Shifter: Along with her Polymorph abilities, she's gotten some clever use out of her enlarge/reduce spells.
- Most notably, she shrunk down and excised the Slaad tadpole from Blake's back.
- Whodunnit to Me?: Nifyx doesn't know if she was murdered or died some other way, but she's pretty sure her lifestyle wasn't bad enough for her to drop dead on camera. She's interested in finding out what actually happened.
Played By: Conrad ZimmermanA human wizard and a very mundane person. He was approached for his lack of distinct features and became an assassin for FailSafe Insurance, killing high-risk clients in ways not covered by their insurance plan. The day he killed what was going to be his final target he stopped to get a taco from a street vendor and died of food poisoning. Conduit of Mundanity.
- Chest Burster: After getting attacked by a Slaad, a Slaad tadpole starts growing in the wound. For some reason its development only takes a few minutes when it should take months. Fortunately for Blake, Nifyx shrinks down and takes out the tadpole before it's born.
- Good Hurts Evil: Just being in heaven makes him nauseous and uncomfortable.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: His ability seems mostly innocuous at first until you realize that he's an assassin. Austin explains that shortly after he allowed Conrad to get this conduit power he realized that he had handed Conrad the greatest "getting away with actual murder" ability.
- Life Will Kill You: Died in the least mysterious and most mundane way of the main characters. Which is perfectly in line with his conduit.
- Motor Mouth: Not usually, but he can be very talkative if needed for a distraction. A conversation with the Metatron goes from talking about the logic of closing Heaven to a discussion about conduits to a monologue about the importance of colonoscopies.
- Only in It for the Money: He doesn't enjoy killing people in the same way he doesn't enjoy walking down the street. It's something to do, and something he can get paid for. Even his ideal of spending his retirement on a beach is mostly just what is supposed to come after wealth more than enjoying beaches.
- This even overrides Jean's temptation of being able to walk into a beachside retirement dimension without having to earn the money to get there. He sees the idea of retirement as the reward at the end and simply ignores the portal entirely.
- When Jean implies that the beachside retirement is everything Blake's ever wanted, he responds that he'd actually just like to be completely debt-free. Presumably 'retirement' just symbolizes that state of being.
- Retirony: He became an assassin and embezzled money through shell companies with the single goal of retiring early. Right after he finishes his last contract and right before he was going to officially resign he dies of food poisoning.
- Ridiculously Average Guy: He's meant to be boring in just about every way possible. His conduit means he's so average that people who don't spend a whole day with him will forget what he looks like.
- Even the fact that he was an assassin is tempered by the fact that he was an assassin for an insurance agency.
The benefactor of the Furies, he bought their souls and had them resurrected. He appears as a skeleton with a dog's head in a dark robe and is apparently a descendant of Anubis. Conduit of Wrath.
- Agree to Disagree: With Lancelot (and, by extension, the Athars). As his family was created by Anubis, his views are pretty different from those of the Athars. Despite this, he doesn't see the point in arguing about it.
- Don't Fear the Reaper: While he 100% looks the part of the fearsome Reaper, he's pretty chill and very reasonable.
- My Greatest Failure: He mentions to Nifyx that he made "a mistake" in his past which changed the path of his life.
- The Grim Reaper: Skeleton in a cloak, check. Descendant of a known death god, check. List of people that need to die, supercheck.
- Psychopomp: As his appearance would indicate, he's a psychopomp. It's not expressly stated what afterlife he serves, however it can be assumed that it's whatever Anubis belonged to. At some point he had a meltdown and quit his job.
A valravn who works with Cato. Became Cordelia's warlock patron after her death, after ripping her heart out of her chest on their first date. Conduit of Patronage.
- Dark Is Not Evil: It's hard to say how good she is but she works for Cato (whose main priority is justice) and took down a serial killer. As a valravn with similarly themed powers, she's definitely into a darker aesthetic.
- Dating Catwoman: She killed Cordelia, bringing the Valentine Ripper's reign of terror to an end. Cordelia found her in the afterlife and now they're an item.
- Goth: She's embraced the aesthetic. Even the spells she grants Cordelia look different from their normal counterparts.
- Polyamory: She starts the season in a relationship with Cordelia, but later moves in with Anastasia and begins sleeping with her as well.
- Sense Freak: She's a member of the Society of Sensation.
- Voice with an Internet Connection: Plays this role to the team, via Gustav the telephone/raven/familiar.
- Voluntary Transformation: Part of being a valravn. She has at least a raven form and a human form.
King's adoptive Aasimar daughter. Originally part of Project Dharma, but King took her with him when the Nexus went under. Conduit of Limes.
- Abnormal Ammo: She can generate and fire limes out of her hands.
- Semi-Divine: She's an Aasimar. King doesn't know what the non-celestial half is; he mostly sorts people into 'lizards' and 'not lizards'.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Limes, natch.
- Tyke Bomb: She was meant to be one as part of the second version of Project Dharma. When the Nexus went defunct, King found her and adopted her. She doesn't seem to have been trained as an assassin; she can be gleefully violent, but that seems to be more because of King's example.
The leader of the Athar. Descendant of the titans who were killed by the first generation of gods. Conduit of Deicide.
- Big Eater: He is introduced at King's barbecue, where he eats as much as he possibly can.
- Fertile Feet: Flowers bloom in his wake as he walks.
- Gentle Giant: A member of the largest player race and a pretty chill dude.
- Our Titans Are Different: A combination of the Dungeons & Dragons races of the Goliath and the Empyrean.
The leader of the Believers of the Source. A goat-type Guardinal, which are the Neutral Good outsiders. Conduit of Divinity.
A Hollyphant operating as an agent of the Athar. In Heaven to overthrow the Metatron. Conduit of the Lost.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Explains that his distaste for gods is a result of a childhood trauma. Namely, his family were killed by cultists of a nature god who harvested their ivory for a ritual to bring their dead deity back to life.
- Healing Hands: Manifests when Nifyx (as a triceratops) licks Lancelot, accidentally healing herself.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: When King grabs a lance imbued with the heavenly virtue of Charity, it makes him stab through Lancelot to avenge the Metatron. He gets better.
- Nay-Theist: He's an Athar, so this is basically a requirement; since the gods died, they've turned their attention to people who start acting like gods. Notably, the Furies first meet him while he's on a mission to overthrow the Metatron.
- Talking Animal: As a Hollyphant, he looks like a tiny golden winged Elephant who can talk.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: It's unclear how precisely his shapeshifting works, but if it's anything like the mastadon form in the original Planescape setting it's probably at-will.
- Winged Humanoid: His humanoid form still has his fairy wings and an elephant head.
A British shorthair tabaxi who grew up with King in Project Dharma. Has since joined the Believers of the Source. Conduit of Perplexity.
- A God Am I: As a Believer, this is his ultimate goal. The reason he and the other Believers are in the Abyss in the first place is to bind Jean and steal her power after she ascends.
- Dual Wielding: He uses a pair of swords that he wears on the same hip, samurai-style.
- Punk Rock: His aesthetic is 80s British punk.
- Strong and Skilled: Austin notes that Lloyd is probably the best fighter in the world for his size, although he could be defeated by many people larger or more magically inclined.
- King's Conduit of Instinct acts as a hard counter to Lloyd's Conduit of Perplexity, but Lloyd was always able to beat him. This would imply that even without his conduit advantage he's an extremely skilled swordsman.
- Voice Changeling: The voice Chris initially had in mind was the cockney voice Austin did for Hafthor in Season 5. Austin's accent keeps going all over the place, so he just makes it part of Lloyd's character that he can (and will) change his voice whenever, similar to Nucky in Season 4.
- Lloyd's eventual in-character explanation is that it's an extension of his conduit.
A Sokushinbutsu who's been running Heaven due to the death of the gods. Has recently decided that the standards for entering Heaven have become too lax and shut the gates to prevent more 'sinners' from getting in. Conduit of Purity.
- Actual Pacifist: In his first form, he doesn't directly attack anyone as he is a pacifist. The only damage dealt is in the form of his holy presence. Averted when he sets up his Suicide Attack and goes into his second form.
- Angelic Abomination: His human form is mostly vestigial (and already looks dessicated from the mummification) and his six wings are so thin that they resemble insect legs. Once the human part is taken out he's basically a disembodied nervous system connected to the wings.
- Astral Projection: How he interacts with people. Part of the Furies job to kill him requires finding him.
- Curbstomp Battle: He still has the consistency of a mummified monk who'd been fasting and sedentary for 27 years before his death. And then the Furies meet his second form.
- Harmful to Touch: The biggest danger when fighting his first form is that approaching him makes most things burn from the inside out from how holy he is.
- Hoist by Their Own Petard: He was aware that Blake had ulterior motives for his rambling about colonoscopies, but paid close attention in order to prove that he has infinite patience... meaning he didn't notice the rest of the Furies literally walk right past him.
- Holier Than Thou: At some point he decided his standards were above those that the gods put in place and closed heaven to everyone.
- Hypocrite: Elevated to the position of Metatron for being the most moral person alive, he nevertheless makes some deeply troubling decisions and seems to display the deadly sin of pride.
- Mummy: Specifically a Sokushinbutsu, which is a monk observing asceticism to the point of self-mummification.
- Rightly Self-Righteous: He was made Metatron for a reason; he was the most moral person in existence. This seems to have degraded over time, however, as his refusal to let anyone into Heaven has left good-aligned petitioners standing outside the gates, making it incredibly easy to steal and sell their souls in Purgatory.
- Suicide Attack: Played with. He throws the Cathedral of Stars straight at Mount Celestia... with himself and everyone else inside. The main difference here is that he's not intending to kill himself as much as he just doesn't bother to think about his own place in the equation; after all, that would be prideful.
A Valkyrie who spends her time killing, drinking, eating, or napping. Conduit of Resurrection. Member of the Believers of the Source.
- Connected All Along: She says it's a stereotype that psychopomps all know each other, but she actually does know Cato.
- She's also pretty familiar with the Metatron. This is partially due to their jobs (both being major figures in Heaven), but as a psychopomp she's also the one who brought his soul to Heaven in the first place.
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Like the Valkyries of myth, Anastasia displays a fondness for mead. She is passed out from drinking when the party first meets her and is in the middle of a keg stand the second time they visit her.
- Psychopomp: Her family was created by Freya to be the psychopomps of Heaven.
- 24-Hour Armor: The Furies walk in on her taking a nap in front of a feast in her armor. She's apparently taken to wearing it with sweat pants since she spends so much time lounging around with the gates of Heaven closed.
- Wild Hair: She has notably large, unkempt red hair.Cordelia: I like your hair.Anastasia: Thanks. I haven't brushed it. Ever.
Jean the Demon Queen
A prospective Demon Lord who, if ascended, could reignite (and win) the Blood War, and therefore become a threat to other planes. She's also the Conduit of Fun.
- A God Am I: She's looking to ascend to Demon Lord status. This would make her one of the closest things to a god that currently exists.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Previous Demons who attempted to become Lords were all conduits of ruthless forms like war and murder. This got them killed by rivals before they could ascend. Being the Conduit of Fun means Jean's made much fewer enemies and many more friends, which is why she's so close to ascending.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: At first it seems like she's not that bad; the demons seem to like her, and it's understandable that she'd antagonize the Furies since they're coming to kill her. It soon becomes clear that she enjoys screwing with people and even leading them to their deaths. She later reveals that her idea of fun is hurting other people.
- Evil Is Petty: She seems to like exacerbating the things she hears people complain about.
- Jean hears about Cordelia's intense dislike of maggots numerous times. So when she's unwilling to join up, Jean summons loads of maggots just to annoy her on the way out the door.
- Flies Equals Evil: Strongly associated with maggots, it turns out that Jean is a giant bot fly.
- Jackass Genie: She's probably less murderous to people who aren't her enemies, but she uses her conduit to give the Furies what they'd find fun... creatively interpreting the definition so it attacks them.
- During her challenge to Nifyx, the Furies are meant to find a way for their boat to get down the river. Once they do so, they realize she's put them on a completely different river; she never specified when laying out the challenge.
- The Furies later discover that she's really not above pulling the same jackassery on neutral parties. She's been using peoples' desires to kill them basically to create obstacles for the group.
- Kill It with Fire: Cordelia stabs Jean in the head with a holy pickaxe and channels a fire spell through it, killing her.
- Manipulative Bastard: She plans out her 'fun' diversions specifically to force the Furies into wasting spell slots and health getting to her. She even lures Scar to a new fishing spot hoping the Furies would attack them and have to fight a Balor.
- Messy Maggots: She attacks the party by spewing flesh-eating maggots at them in her first appearance. Then Cordelia is invited to her castle on the 665th layer, where nearly every surface is covered in them as well.
- Puppeteer Parasite: Controls a severed dragon head full of maggots that she puppeteers around, instead of facing the party in person. Until they show up to kill her, at which point they see the rest of the dragon in a similar state.
- Sexual Euphemism: Early on, just about every single line. It gets to the point that Cordelia dreads talking to her. She stops doing this so much a couple of episodes after her first appearance.
- We Can Rule Together: Tries this with Cordelia, offering her levels 69 and 420 of the Abyss. She's refused due to Cordelia's sense of honor and distrust (and dislike) of Jean.
- Your Heart's Desire: Offers this to Blake in the form of a lovely beachside retirement. It doesn't work, since it's not really Blake's desire so much as an endpoint based on his understanding of what 'retirement' means.
A skeletal gondolier who pilots a floating discotheque. Used to be in a relationship with Cato. Conduit of Booty.
- Amicable Exes: She's still on friendly terms with Cato, and even gives the Furies a ride through the Abyss at his request.
- Culture Equals Costume: Averted. She's wearing a stereotypical Venetian gondolier's outfit but talks and acts like she's from the American countryside.
- Dem Bones: She's completely skeletal. It's unclear if she was at some point not a skeleton; considering how the planes work, she may have just appeared as one.
- Mistaken for Thief: It is mentioned that she is constantly confused for a pirate, as she is the captain of a boat and the Conduit of Booty. She implies it's the other kind of booty.
- The Ferryman: As her name would imply. Although her 'ferry' is a discotheque on the river.
- Paranormal Mundane Item: Her oar, which can be used to control water and is invulnerable to the various dangerous materials that run through the rivers of the Abyss. Nifyx names it Ori.
Scar for short. A massive Balor living in the Abyss. They help out the Furies after Nifyx beats them in a fishing contest. Conduit of Fishing.
- Gentle Giant: They're a Balor, a legally distinct word for what is literally a Balrog. The Furies think they're a hill from behind. They're also rather soft-spoken, enjoy fishing, and generally think the best of people.
- This isn't to say they won't fight if provoked; Jean lured them into the path of the Furies in the hopes that they'd attack first, provoking Scar to either wipe them out or substantially weaken the team.
- One-Person Army: When Scar gets to fighting, they take out swaths of trees with each swing. And their weapon is a flaming cat-o-nine-tails.
- Public Domain Character: Discussed. The Balor is a kind of demon from Celtic mythology, which J.R.R. Tolkien drew on for the Balrog. Then Dungeons & Dragons imported the Balrog, before being forced to change the name back to Balor.
- Real Balors Wear Pink: Fishing really isn't the sort of hobby you'd expect out of a Balor. Granted, Scar's catching massive demon fish.
- Whip It Good: They use a fire whip that branches into multiple tips, much like the one used by the Balrog in Lord of the Rings.
A Nidhogg child (so a few hundred years old, but comparatively about a teenager). She goes with the Furies to help kill Jean after they make friends with her father. Conduit of Roots.
- A Form You Are Comfortable With: Nifyx turns her into a Gnome so she can fit on the boat. She looks pretty normal except for her pink worm skin and giant teeth.
- In-Universe Nickname: King tries to write her full name on the roof of the boat but runs out of steam after 'Calli', and subsequently giving her that nickname.
- Nay-Theist: She's thinking about joining the Athar since the Nidhoggs don't like the gods. Although, as she puts it, her father only thinks that way because his father thought that way and so on, so she's not sure if it's an actual hatred or just family tradition.