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The elder, alternative versions of the main players who are actually data that the main players have formed to their wishes and desires.

  • Benevolent A.I..: What they really are. They eventually obtained enough awareness to make a rip into the main session. However, they're also just as compassionate as the main players and gladly offer to do that to defeat Beitus and help them.
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  • Clones Are People, Too: The gang seems to care about their clones as if they were real people, not just computer generations.
  • Identical Grandson: They look very similar to the main gang.
  • They Clean Up Nicely: Rodard, Vihnie and Actaea in this official drawing.

    Vihnie Omicro

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((Still, I appreciate the little sOb stOry))
((It made my heart all tingly))
((Well…it wOuld’ve if it was still beating))

First appearance

Vihnie is a lot more harsh/domineering than Cyrill, at times not knowing when to step back. Of course, she doesn’t mean to be cold, though in the end she ends up frightening her teammates anyway. She only wants what is best for others, but she has issues giving people that idea. She does seem to have patience with her friends, stopping to listen to what Actaea had to say.

Vihnie has a very strong sense of what is right and wrong, and follows her head first. As such, she doesn't get blinded by feelings when she fights her own boyfriend, only different.

And since she's actually being a fabricated persona from Cyrill’s thoughts and desires, seems to embody Cyrill’s wishes to be more assertive, strong, and willing to take action.

In Sgrub, she is the Star of Space.

    Rodard Teslaa
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<>“They don’t call me a writer for nothing!”<>
<>“Well actually…my teammates don’t really call me a writer.”<>
<>“I just really love the idea of jotting things down with a pen.”<>

First appearance

Rodard is dorky, talkative, and charmed with the notion of writing. Vihnie and apparently “everyone else” find his voice charming enough to never be angry or upset at him for long. He’s been described by Vihnie as basically being a huge nerdy softie and honestly not a very good fighter.

And since he's actually being fabricated from Morson’s thoughts and desires, seems to embody Morson’s wishes to be more friendly, open, and approachable, as well as “being there” for his friends compared to how he was closed off from others in trying to “get rid” of his powers. He is one of the trolls who became Beitus' familiar.

In Sgrub, he's the Spark of Time. Although Word of God has said none of the 'dancestors' have trolltags, he uses scriptedAficionado (sharing the sA with Morson, in a similar fashion as the canon Alpha kids) here.

    Actaea Rhodos

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Th(|)s (|)s HUGE V(|)hn(|)e, th(|)s feel(|)ng…
(|) don’t bel(|)eve (|)t’s just hunch!

First appearance

Actaea seems to be simple in the way she thinks, focusing on one topic at a time, she gets excited a lot about finding certain things out. But once she’s going on an idea, nothing else can get by her.

And since she's actually being fabricated from Ellata’s thoughts and desires, seems to embody Ellata’s wishes to be more focused, eloquent, and simplistic. However, as warned and foreshadowed by one of Ellata’s consorts. Her wish of being simplistic resulted in Actaea in having a one-track mind.

In Sgrub, she's the Witch of Hope.

  • Leitmotif: Leafy Idealist.
  • Meaningful Name: Actaea is a plant, but in mythology one of the daughters of Danaus, who killed their husband because they were forced into marriage. Her breaking up with Lutark is a possible reference to this. That plant was said to be named for Actaeon, who was turned into a deer and eaten by his own hunting dogs upon seeing Artemis bathing. This could be alluding to her and Seleen's relationship.
    • Actaea is also a moon, which also ties into Seleen's crush on her.
  • Shout-Out: Like all of the other ancestors, she’s dressed in a stereotypical fashion from the 20th century, hers being the 1920s.

     Lutark Lampri

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there’s not much for me to do here AnywAys except mAybe count how mAny tokens there Are on my p1Anet
or sit in A whoopie cushion pi1e And mAke myse1f 1Augh

So run while you CAN
ALL of you will βecome infected EVENTUALLY!
There’s nowhere you CAN run to!

First appearance

(Actually, this page is his first appearance)

Hoo boy, where to start. Well, first of all, he's evil. Really evil.

Lutark is introduced as the ever-sweet, ever-innocent somewhat laid back, Friend to All Living Things dancestor of Alleph, but Rodard already knew that something was wrong with him, and he was right. Turns out he made a deal with Nohmyt out of discontent about his god tier title, which led to him orchestrating the 'accident' involving Haeton breaking Rodard's horns. He made sure no one exactly could remember the 'accident' in itself, and it was unclear why he did that, although it is later found out that he willingly did so for his own benefit and to test his powers. It didn't stop there; he corrupted Ollapa's Seer powers, wiped his 'friends' minds, destroyed several dreams and the ones in it, took over Skaia and last but not least, infected Rodard and Haeton to enlist them as his servants.

His quirk consists of replacing the l with the number 1, and capitalizing every a. As Beitus, his quirk actually variates a lot. In the start, he wrote % for i, but later discarded this and then shifted into something more like this.

And since he's actually being fabricated from Alleph’s thoughts and desires, seems to embody Alleph’s wishes to be the kind of ruthless, emotionless, two-faced, and strong leader he felt would be worthy to serve under HIC. But in doing so, he created a literal monster.

In Sgrub, he's the Seer of Heart. Although Word of God has said none of the 'dancestors' have trolltags, he uses parasiticAntagonist (sharing the pA with Alleph, in a similar fashion as the canon Alpha kids) here.

  • A God Am I: One of his defining character traits.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Beitus may or may not be an example of this: it's unclear exactly how much of his behavior was things he decided on his own and what he was doing because he was programmed to by Alleph's wishes and desires.
  • Alliterative Name: Lutark Lampri.
  • All Take and No Give: The reason why Actaea broke up. Also, the reason why he hates Nohmyt so much: because his will doesn't automatically make a way with Nohmyt.
  • Alpha Bitch: Puns aside, most definately. His favorite activity seems to be commanding and his concerns are less with ruling the underlings than ruling the game entirely - but he decides the latter could help with the former.
    • As such, he's also a Spoiled Brat since he got all he wanted from Nohmyt (note that it isn't by manipulating him with this innocence as Nohmyt already know who he really was; he just got it by screaming at him long enough). And even before this, he rants and raves about how his life was ruined because 'it was all for nothing' upon discovering his god tier title. He goes into a bratty tantrum twice upon not getting what he wants.
  • Ambiguous Innocence: Even as early as here, Rodard noticed something wrong about him...unfortunately he was right.
  • Artistic License – Biology: Look at his hair when he lets it down. Justified in that it's meant to be Foreshadowing.
  • Ax-Crazy: He's sadistic, mad, and will gladly go so far as cold-blooded murder to revel in his victim's suffering. His whole Evil Plan and the destruction it caused was psychopathic cruelty for it's own sake, which isn't something that comes from a sane frame of mind.
  • The Blank: He, Rodard and Lutark in this fanart, as an apparent reference to the faceless ghost.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: He successfully made a deal with Nohmyt that turned him into a virus, but with the consequences that the ring doesn't work on him.
  • Berserk Button: He doesn't take too well to anyone interfering with his plans.
  • Big Bad Friend: As he's the one who plotted everything that went wrong.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: In addition to being horrifyingly evil, he also manages to put on a very sweet disguise.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: He successfully temporary corrupted the system here, forcing the reader to get to an intermission before continuing the story.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: With zero regrets.
  • The Chessmaster: Definitely.
  • Classic Villain: Not only does he embody the deadly sins as listed in the Seven Deadly Sins section below, he also embodies Ambition (as in his ambition to mess up the entire game) and serves as the Evil Counterpart to Cyrill.
  • Cute and Psycho: An interesting case. While Lutark himself is immediately liked and found cute in the fandom, he's actually a lot less cute as Beitus.
  • Did You Actually Believe...?: In the dream bubble.
  • Duality Motif:
    Lutark: the 1And of tokens And spirits, c1ever!!
    Lutark: very c1ever!!
    Lutark: it's some sort of sick metAphor for whAt i Am
    Lutark: i'm About As two fAced As the very coins i'm sitting on
  • Dark Is Evil: Purple is close to black. His later appearance, too.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Look it by 'Letting His Hair Down' below.
  • Evil Dancestor: His personality is a huge contrast compared to Alleph. Both seem to be relatively nice at first glance, but while Lutark's is nothing but a facade, Alleph is sincerely Good All Along.
  • Evil Gloating: Certainly loves this (with additional Malicious Misnaming to boot). He never misses a chance to rub it in everyone's faces how he made a deal with Nohmyt, lays bare the sheer contempt he has for anything or anyone that isn't him or his minions, taunting they can't do anything about it since he's already a part of the game and pretty much immune. It's lampshaded by Nohmyt:
    Nohmyt: That's twice now that I'm telling you this. Perhaps you missed the info while you were gloating over your petty accomplishments.
  • Evil Plan: Manipulated Nohmyt into making the session 'interesting' which apparently involves locking the protagonists away, all for the heck of it.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: His innocence and ditzyness is often commented on, and he's one of the more twisted and evil characters.
  • The Fake Cutie: To the dismay of many fans. He's positively adorable in fake Moe-mode, disconcerting when he shows his true nasty colors, rather terrifying when he goes into full Villain mode.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Didn't think his innocent demeanor was anything but a mask worn to hide his vileness? Think again!
  • Flat "What": Here.
  • For the Evulz: The reason he orchestrated the 'accident' is to test his powers. He made the other players fight against him for the laughs and even amuses himself with other player's, especially Rodard and Haeton's, suffering.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: If you count his Prophet Eyes as eyes.
  • Foreshadowing:
    Rodard: <>"Your powers are going to get you in trouble one day!"<>
    • On the other side, there's also tons of foreshadowing that Beitus was Lutark, or at least, a troll. On these two pages, Nohmyt implies that Beitus was a troll. ('like how you trolls have'...) He continues this by saying that he's still sticking to using six-letter-names, which is troll tradition. It is later lampshaded here. Another, more subtle one is the terminology he uses here ('sweep' is a troll term for a certain amount of time).
  • Genius Bonus: He's a virus that disguises himself as something friendly and benign, while actually being far from it. Think about it. He's a trojan horse.
    • The debate whether viruses are living creatures is very old. If you run Beitus through all of the criteria for something to live (homeostasis, organization, metabolism, growth, adaptation, response to stimuli and reproduction), only one of them (response to stimuli) is sure to apply to him. And even that is debatable, since he didn't feel pain when he put his hands on the cage he'd been placed in.
  • Granola Guy: Just his cover image.
  • Hate Sink: With all the atrocities that he has caused, there's no surprise that he is really meant to be hated.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Beitus actually shows shades of his former personality. His familiars are the trolls, save for Actaea, Lutark has been the closest to, yet also lost or was scared of losing (to the point that he makes a metaphor about it). He calls Haeton his friend, although the latter does not like that, and is openly Rodard's moirail. When looking at the familiars of Beitus, is possible that Beitus wants to have them with him forever, because Lutark probably had been missing their former personalities. Now as Beitus, he has them under his control and they are perpetually serving him now.
    • More evidence for this is that he says he loves to see everybody dying, with the exception of Rodard. It could be that he wants yet to make use of Rodard's class like he noted when he brainwashed him, but there is certainly also something else going on.
  • Hostile Show Takeover: Even Nohmyt was unprepared.
  • Hypocrite:
    • He resents the alternate Alleph for his selfish plan to be the only survivor, believing that he's a weakling, while Beitus himself is way more evil. Of course, this makes him a massive hypocrite, since he is made by Alleph, albeit the one of the main timeline.
      Beitus: You're A HEARTLESS killer, ALLEPH!
    • The reason why he corrupted Ollapa's Seer powers and some of the files containing sensitive information (how he himself came to be, how Ollapa godtiered, and the true nature of the dancestors) is because he didn't want anyone snooping around. But it has been revealed he himself went through other people's souls for their secrets.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Implied.
  • The Ingenue: He's a peace-loving jokester, and always teases his friends in a good spirit. (Those friends, however, sometimes beg differently). Lutark also thinks Rodard's relationship crisis is easy to solve (for example, to give her flowers with a very interesting meaning) and never ceases to be idealistic. Or, that's who he seems...
  • It's All About Me: Certainly this, if this is enough evidence. His actions over the course of the session make it abundantly clear that he cares for no one but himself and his familiars, and he no longer even bothers to deny it.
  • Identical Second Form: In fact, that godtier sprite is identical to Beitus. The only difference is the clothing, smile and very marginally different eyes.
  • Kick the Dog: Everything he does is to Kick the Dog.
  • Knight of Cerebus: He really knows how to hold the honor of showing off some serious evilness.
  • Large Ham: He likes to chew the scenery everytime he talks.
  • Laughing Mad: Various times.
  • Leitmotif: Violet Pacifist/Anarchist, which is about one of the most innocent tunes with a Nyan Cat vibe you'll ever hear. Too bad the character associated with this song is anything but...
  • Letting His Hair Down: Plays this very unusually. Originally, he has his hair tied up with a hippie-like hairband, but eventually lets it down. This doesn't signify him becoming more relaxed in the slightest, though; in fact, it marks his transition into being serious. So you could say it's inverted, only it's also played straight, because the character was previously innocent and childish, so it signals a growth in confidence. On the other hand, it also represents the loss of his innocence. So it's hard to classify where this one lands. Either way, it's important to his character because it signifies his new resolve.
  • Lutark Is Innocent: Not.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Full stop. He starts with putting up a very sweet disguise, keeps it up, literally, for years, finally breaks it and reveals the Card-Carrying Villain that he is.
  • Meaningful Name/Punny Name:
    • 'Lutark' comes from 'Plutarch', who was the Greek philosopher who evidenced that 'aleph' would be the first letter in the greek alphabeth.
    • 'Beitus' is an amalgamation of the words 'virus' and 'beta'. He could've chosen this to show that he was “Better” or it can symbolically represent that he is a second copy of Alleph fabricated out of his innermost thoughts and wishes, and that he is not Alpha. And also, because B comes after A in the Alphabeth.
    • Also, 'Beta' in Urdu and Hindi means 'elder royal son', reflecting the fact that his former self was the elder of the two seadwellers and thus royalty.
    • Meaningful Rename here, for multiple reasons. The first was that he didn't want Nohmyt to call him by his name anymore, and as such simply needed a new one. He also got a new name representing 'Lutark's despair, reflecting how they've stopped being a full troll (at least, one made from data), and are only an embodiment of 'Lutark's despair.
  • Metaphorgotten: Compares the broken relationships of his friends with cheeseless macaroni.
  • Mind Rape: How he corrupts Haeton and Rodard after infecting them, he messes with their heads.
  • Motive Rant: From time to time. In the dream bubble he says it's way too early to reveal his motives, but once the intermission is over, he refers to his motive regularly.
  • My Death Is Just the Beginning: He was horrible enough in life, but being a ghost managed to to make things worse for everyone.
  • My Name Is ???: Initially, he didn't choose a new name so the only option was to leave his name out entirely.
  • Never Live It Down: Rodard certainly doesn't like the huge statue he put in the palace on the battlefield he conquered, and continues to address it to him, much to his dismay.
  • No Indoor Voice: His later quirk seems to imply this.
  • Never My Fault: Blames his failures on others.
  • Noodle Incident: Invokes this. He planned the entire incident the other dancestors know nothing about.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: From most of the characters in the comic we know their likes, their purpose and their characteristics. This is not the case with Beitus at first, until it's revealed he was Lutark.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: If we told you Lutark's supposed to be a villain, you will probably laugh at us, thinking: 'Could he ever be scary?' Well, here you go.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Has a LOT of creepy talk in the first parts of the intermission, and eventually his text even changes to what is the first typing quirk of Beitus. Needless to say, his innocent, child-like behavior doesn't apply anymore.
    • His quirk is the one to occasionally drop the most in general; but it isn't as noticable since the 1 and l look so much alike.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Defied, here:
    I don't want to sit on a throne all day and twiddle my thumβs
  • Our Founder: Now for everyone to see.
  • Polar Opposite Dancestors: Alleph is a Big Bad Wannabe, he's actually sweet, gentle and selfless. Lutark is a informal jokester, but beneath that, he's extremely evil, cruel and selfish.
  • Pronoun Trouble: Beitus has been addressed by the author and the fandom as 'they'. The author confirmed that they use both he/him and they/them pronouns because he recognizes he was "Lutark" in the past (and a part of Alleph's ideals), but also embraces the idea that they are computer data.
  • Purple Is the New Black: Wears just as much, if not more of it then Alleph. It's just part of his cover image.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Nohmyt calls it a 'containment box'. The author made a transparent sprite version of it here.
  • Seven Deadly Sins: The facade Lutark and Beitus himself embody them all.
    • Pride: He definately takes pride of being basically immune to a lot of powers, and sees others as nothing more than dust. He also can't accept defeat.
    • Wrath: Is a sadistic mastermind.
    • Lust: The lust for pleasure and excitement...over other player's misery, that is.
    • Envy: His motivation.
    • Greed: The deal with Nohmyt was also partially this. He will not let anyone else standing in his way and manipulated them all to ensure that.
    • Gluttony: Always wants more territory to conquer.
    • Sloth: Extremely lazy and the reason why he asks Nohmyt to do everything.
  • Slasher Smile: Beitus' usual expression.
  • Slouch of Villainy: Here.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Lutarks clothing, like the other ancestors is based off clothing of an era. His being The '60s.
    • Beitus shares a feature with its creator: glowing orange eyes. In regards to this fact, he does not type in his own blood color, much like how Ollapa isn’t. The reason behind the rust orange color of its text is still unknown, but its probably as a homage to Nohmyt’s eyes.
    • Being based of Homestuck, he's doing the 'This is stupid' gesture here (albeit not in sprite form).
  • Shut Up, Kirk!: Multiple times, the first one with Malicious Misnaming.
  • That Man Is Dead: Here.
  • The Ditz: Definately this. He thinks a bouquet of flowers or a poem is enough for the relationship gap between Rodard and Vihnie to fix. Which is also part of his cover image.
  • The Glasses Come Off: He's discarding another part of his cover image, just like his hair.
  • The Mirror Shows Your True Self: Interestingly, not a mirror, but with a rock on Cyrill's planet.
  • The Virus: Literally this, but a variation of it. He touched both Rodard and Haeton in his disguise instead of in his real form, and at the moment, it isn't obvious they're infected. (The actual infection is shown later.) He uses way more hidden form of this trope, but after he erases his own disguise, it's become more clear to see, like when he infects Skaia. What's also rather unique is that Beitus is able to choose how the infected will behave. While Haeton's only line when infected is: 'Join us', Rodard became a Deadpan Snarker and a Minion with an F in Evil.
  • Trickster Archetype: His innocent demeanor tricked everyone into not knowing he started the 'war' for his own entertainment.
  • Troll: He is all but the specie. He's clearly amusing himself with pissing off Nohmyt and the players as much as possible, and as the players continue their quest to get out of the game, Beitus conjures up more ways to piss them off again — just to have fun at his expense.
  • TwoFaced: This imagery is often used to show his Duality Motif, like here. Notice how everything flows seemlessly to the other side.
  • Walking Spoiler: And for many, many good reasons. So much of his folder was spoilered that they have been removed.

     Seleen Quilla

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But as a person, who am I?–★☾
What meaning do I serve if I can’t figure out what sort of life I had in the past?–★☾

Seleen is very casual with everyone, however she does tend to be a bit of a smart-aleck. She’s Haeton’s only friend (at least in his eyes) and his moirail. She is trying to keep his temper in check, especially since that incident that occurred with Rodard. She is very straight-forward with Haeton, though given his slight stupidity/air headedness he doesn’t seem listen or understand her. She actually has had issues with her personality in the past, Haeton saying that she isn’t “being herself” and that she is constantly creating a new persona/personality to fit into.

And since she's actually being fabricated from Anaiad’s thoughts and desires, seems to embody whatever Anaiad wishes herself to be. It is unclear exactly as of now what those wishes are, but Beitus hinted that she has no idea on "what to do with herself".

In Sgrub, she's the Soul of Life.

  • Beast and Beauty: The Beauty to Haeton's Beast: He's a temperamental Jerk Jock with a heart of gold who towers over her and many others, she's a soft-spoken and friendly ghoul.
  • Leitmotif: Navy Disguise, which sounds a bit like 'Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy'.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name comes from the mythological figure Selene who was the sister of the sun god, Helios. Selene was often identified with Artemis because of this. However, unlike the chaste Artemis, Selene had many lovers and this could explain as to why Seleen has a flushed crush on Actaea versus Anaiad not wanting anything to do with red relationships at all.
  • Noodle Incident: Here.
    Seleen: 'My Soul powers aren't doing us any good, then that's my fault for wasting it on making that one thing awhile back...–★☾'
  • Pun: Seleen's friends say she has been creating seven personalities to fit into. They're phases of the moon.

     Haeton Sulise

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☄*you need to stop bein so indecisive about yourself
☄*just do what feels right simple as that
☄*i just want what’s best for you

Angry, hotheaded, and stubborn, Haeton sees himself as tough and strong enough to pull himself and his moirail, Seleen out of situations and solve them himself. However in his sense of power he can’t seem to notice the fact when he is being overbearing and actually sort of mean to his teammates. Even though, despite all of this he does sincerely care about Seleen…aggressively so.

And since he's actually being fabricated from Ollapa’s thoughts and desires, seems to embody Ollapa’s wishes to be more headstrong and tough, much like how Alleph is. He is one of the trolls who became Beitus' familiar.

In Sgrub, he's the Sage of Void.


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