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Novus Partus ("new offspring" in Latin) in the name of the group of antagonists dedicated to the completion of Project 00000Ω: Omega that should result in the creation of a new world befitting their whims. Their base of operations is the underwater base, Subterrene, located directly beneath the surface of the island-country of Bermuda, now known as "New Bermuda" following its depopulation by the Anria. Novus Partus is the main evil organization of Soul Eater: Troubled Souls, containing some of the most significant antagonists.


The organization’s birth was an unintentional one, and it shows through its very small numbers. Only Cancer and Henderson were active when it started. Indeed, Soriano’s insistence in maintaining formalities is the only reason Novus Partus was christened, which happened officially in Act 1 Chapter 36. Regardless since then its numbers are steadily growing.

The main army of Novus Partus is the Anria, mindless abominations of complex origin that are distinctly characterized by their rocky and crystalline appearance. In the Chicago Gang Arc, Novus Partus is in an unofficial alliance with the Other Side Gang to thwart the latter’s titular rivals, but they eventually become official allies at the end due to circumstances playing against them.

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  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Novus Partus is created as a formality, with Cancer simply thinking of a name right on the spot, and has no organization or structure. The closest is that is the Anria being the primary fighting forces for what they predict to be a giant struggle. But it steadily grows as more people get involved and is taken as a serious threat when the DWMA learns the extent of what Novus Partus encompasses.
  • Meaningful Name: "Novus Partus" (new offspring in Latin) was chosen by Cancer as a phrase that summed up her goals. Novus Partus’ aim is to complete Project Omega, the herald of a new world. This can be interpreted in some ways: Omega is the "new offspring" riven from Novus Partus or the new world is the "new offspring" that will come with Project Omega's completion.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Cancer's blue to Soriano's red. Kujira's blue to Walena's red. Cancer and Henderson's blue to everyone else's red.
  • Science Foils: While also an Omnidisciplinary Scientist, Cancer is still The Engineer who specializes and uses a number of machines and mechanical equipment. She is a person with a broken moral compass driven by furtherance. Kujira is a biologist while Henderson is a doctor; in contrast, the two remain some of the more mild-mannered, careful individuals who focus on the consequences of radical actions (Kujira more than Henderson since he's utterly loyal to Cancer).
  • Standard Evil Organization Squad: Slowly blooming into one of these, what with its official establishment and growing number of members.

     Cancer Lucrenian

“To complete Project 00000Ω: Omega and create a new world with it. A world that does not discriminate, a world not full of lies, a world that does not let your clan get attacked and destroyed, a world that will actually do something about it, a world free of everything that makes this one self-destructive. And most importantly… A world where hope does not exist.”

A member of the Lucrenian Clan, a clan of technologically superior Witches who customarily practice Water Magic. Cancer Lucrenian is the youngest of two daughters between Orpheus and Galene. While mellow in her youth, she is noted to be similar in demeanor to how she is today. Nevertheless, her life changed 223 years prior to the beginning of the story's events. The Lucrenian Clan Incident, where Lord Death sent the Vladingham Family to attack the Lucrenians based on rumors about Project Omega, is when Cancer loses her mother, is separated from her older sister Neptune. and gets her left arm tore off her body. The assault within their homeland of Atlantis leaves half of its inhabitants dead. After the survivors were evicted and Altantis permanently closed off, Cancer went into total recluse, taking what she could of Project Omega with her and silently continuing the project in the clan’s honor.

She comes back from isolation after two hundred years during the Soul Eater Zeta time period. Two before the beginning of Soul Eater: Troubled Souls, Cancer commits her most famous act of atrocity, the Vladingham Family Massacre, out of revenge for her fallen clansmen and sees her success as her greatest accomplishment in life. The attack earned her infamy at Death Weapon Meister Academy, earning her the nickname “Massacre Queen” as well as he ire of many people including Lord Death himself.

Beliefs solidified as a result of the Lucrenian Clan Incident, Cancer's ultimate desire is to complete Project Omega so that it can destroy the world and create a new world, one without hope. Furthermore, she is behind the creation of the Anria, a by-product of her long and extensive research. Needless to say, Cancer Lucrenian boasts the biggest villainous influence in the story.

  • Animal Motifs: Crabs.
  • Antiquated Linguistics: Doesn’t use contractions and has quite the healthy vocabulary to boot.
  • Badass Boast:
    "You all can bark as loud as you wish, try as hard as you like, but I will not yield. You have not an idea what truly awaits you all. You are probably thinking no matter what I say, no matter what creature I send, no matter what I do, my defeat is inevitable. Go ahead and think that. That singular thought is a spark. A spark that incites hope and ignites the hearts of your weary souls. I will extinguish that flame."
  • Badass Bookworm: The pioneer of Project Omega and the originator of the Anria is no slouch in combat whatsoever. She can expertly wield four different kinds of (related) magic to great effect, she is insanely tough, is proficient at hand-to-hand, and is probably one of the biggest threats in the fic.
  • Badass Transplant: Hiding beneath her scarfed arm is a black and blue crab claw, implied to have come from one of her crab summons, that is surgically attached to her flesh at where she presumably lost her old arm during the incident. Its purpose is to basically give her a weapon, one that can block blades and slice things open.
  • Bait the Dog: A heartfelt moment ensues between her and Neptune, capping off with Neptune saying "I love you" as Cancer leaves. Cancer says nothing, with the narration stating the lack of a response "stung".
  • Barbarian Longhair: During the Vladingham Massacre specifically. Also in Soul Eater Zeta.
  • Barrier Warrior: Her usage of Coventina makes her one. Doubles as Making a Splash.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: She is generally quiet and reserved, but this woman is the main antagonist dealing with great dangers in hopes of achieving her lofty ambitions. Don’t mess with her.
  • Big Bad: Of Soul Eater: Troubled Souls.
  • Bloodbath Villain Origin: The Vladingham massacre is what put Cancer on the Academy’s radar. The threat she imposes is based on the implications behind this successful genocide, and she later gets to prove she's the real deal.
  • Blood Upgrade: In their first fight, Cancer really starts laying down the hurt on Maka when she makes her bleed.
  • Body Horror: Her scarves hide a crab-claw arm. We'll let the description below do the talking. Put it this way, it grosses Maka out.
    "She took a good look at the crab-claw arm. She traced the smooth carapace of the pincer, to the ring of pulsating muscles, and finally to the stitch-like scars connecting her flesh to the organic mass."
  • Break the Badass: Cancer's sheer implacability intimidates Maka, resulting in her primordial fear causing her to freeze up and lead to a minor Heroic BSoD.
  • Broken Bird: Subverted. She is the survivor of a surprise attack on her homeland, losing her mother in the process and gets separated from her older sister as well. Said homeland is forever locked off. She speaks of past companions in the past tense, meaning they are likely dead and gone. Yet, her stoic personality has been present since her family was still together. Her profile only serves to underscore her tragic past never really broke but simply allowed her beliefs to fall into place.
  • Character Development: A small example. Cancer goes from not giving a damn about Kujira/Neptune's feelings to being at least considerate of them and even her suggestions, especially if the Other Side Gang is involved.
  • The Chessmaster: Only the first part of the massacre has been publicized, but there’s already enough information to brand her as this. To wit, she has Henderson and the Darkling (whatever those are) in a position to cut off help from the DWMA Rozniak base, she has several currently unknown creatures in hiding for a later ambush, she knows the entire geography of Rozniak, is aware of common skillsets of Vladinghams, and enlisted the help of Project Omega's Primordial Form. Those 21 years of preparation are showing, and the first death hasn’t even happened yet!
    • There’s also another but subtle example. Cancer attacks during the Gathering Day. Let that sink in… Don’t get it? Every Vladingham has gathered on this one day that they consider their personal holiday. She knew they would all be at the village, and that it’s the perfect stage to get them all in one fell swoop. We can reasonably assume Cancer found this out sometime during preparations, but she nonetheless has them trapped like rats, and they don’t even know it.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: She first appeared (name only, no physical details) in a small flashback at the end of the prologue. She was properly introduced chapters later.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Her attack pattern is catered towards inflicting the maximum amount of damage. Soul notes all throughout Maka's fight with her Cancer's needles (big or small) are aimed at her throat, heart, or head, which can lead to lethal damage. Also, she uses pliancy of water to attack people from behind or sweep their feet from underneath them, making her a tricky opponent to defend against. And the icing on the cake is that Cancer at one point strikes Maka while she's in the middle of a Soul Resonance.
  • Conspicuous Gloves: A variation. The scarves around her left arm. Yeah, we’re pretty sure she isn’t hiding something beneath them.. Sure enough, there is something there; a grotesque crab-claw arm that replaces said left arm she lost long ago courtesy of the Vladinghams behind the Lucrenian Incident.
  • Contralto of Danger: Cancer has a deep, womanly voice befitting her role.
  • Create Your Own Hero: She killed Caius' clan in a Cycle of Revenge. Thus, Cancer had succeeded in creating someone who wants her head just as badly.
  • The Cynic: She perceives the world as a dark place mired by lies, discrimination, and all sorts of negative things, and as being impossible to improve. However, she rejects the ultimate conclusion that nothing matters — if this world is hopeless, then she'll create a new, better one based on what she thinks is best for everyone, including the very abolition of concepts like hope itself.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: The Lucrenian Clan Incident is what pushed Cancer beyond the Despair Event Horizon and had a hand in establishing her beliefs and motivating her to do something about the world she now hates.
  • Dark Is Evil: She wears black clothing and the wavelength she exerts is black.
  • Deadpan Snarker: The things she say are blunt, mean, rude, and disrespectful.
  • Due to the Dead: Made a gravesite for Galene and requests Kujira to exhume and bring Orpheus home so she can pay her respects to him.
  • Emotionless Girl: Cold and unfeeling, she rarely if ever smiles, has a completely toneless voice, and acts like she's made of stone. There are subtle changes to her demeanor when she is irritated, but she predominantly acts soulless.
  • Empty Eyes: Her eyes are described as "dead and empty", reflecting her emotionless demeanor.
  • The Engineer: Engineering is her specialty, with a lab catered to such as well.
  • Even Bad Women Love Their Mamas: The reason she became a scientist is because she admired her mother and wanted to be a great scientist like her.
  • Evil Albino: She has silver hair, pale skin, and is the central antagonist.
  • Evil Cripple: Her left arm is typically kept under lavenders and is described as hanging limp by her side.
  • Evil Genius: Created the Anria, knowledgeable in several scientific and engineering disciplines, is a good tactician and strategist, current pioneer of Project Omega — she more than qualifies.
  • Evil Orphan: Both of her parents died in the Period of Destruction, her father at an unspecified point and Galene during the Lucrenian Clan Incident.
  • Evil Virtues: Hard worker, extremely determined, and bears a lifelong admiration of her mother, Galene Lucrenian, who worked on Project Omega like she is doing now.
  • Family Values Villain: Cancer is big on Family Honor and believes Project Omega represents such. She’s also an amoral practitioner of genocide and mass murder who believes hope does not exist.
  • Fantastic Racism: Cancer holds a deep disdain and hatred toward the Vladingham Family. This is, in fact, because a past generation of them were the perpetrators behind the Lucrenian Clan Incident. While normally calm and emotionless, a subject about the Vladinghams will either dredge up rage or a sense of nostalgic accomplishment. She considers the massacre her greatest achievement in life. To top it all off, she's yet to refer to Caius by name.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her whole left arm is covered in lavender scarves for some reason, meaning she’s doing things with only one arm.
  • Flechette Storm: The most common way she uses Needle Magic. She makes a huge number of them and sends them all flying to skewer her target.
  • Final Solution: Wanting to be rid of the objects of her vendetta, Cancer's genocide of the Vladinghams was done because she felt justified in exacting revenge on them.
  • Genius Cripple: Is so intelligent she can work in both scientific and mechanical fields, and she no longer possesses a normally functioning left arm.
  • Giant Enemy Crab: She can summon large, black and blue crabs.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Her eyes will occasionally gleam or outright shine during periods of intimidation.
  • Hammerspace: How does one hide a crab claw for an arm?
  • Handicapped Badass: For starters, she committed the Vladingham Family Massacre with only one arm. Though she later realized such an endeavor is exceedingly difficult and gets a sort of replacement to facilitate later battles.
  • Hope Crusher: Cancer is a staunch disbeliever in hope and instead thinks despair is the one truth extant in this world of lies. As such, she has no qualm making others agree with her beliefs. After all, to her, "there is no such thing as hope."
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: In Act 1 Chapter 46, her Cross Counter with Maka has her impaled by Soul. She shrugs it off without a hitch.
  • Implacable Woman: Cancer's unemotional demeanor, great resilience, and unflappable attitude towards pain and adversity all make for a person who seemingly can ignore everything thrown at her. Using Act 1 Chapter 46 as a reference, Cancer withstands Kamaitachi, electrocution, a fall from just below a building's rooftop onto a car, and Noel's Reign of Malphas.
  • In the Hood: When in public, Cancer typically wears a hooded cloak or something similar to hide her face.
  • In Their Own Image: For Cancer, the Project Omega plan also falls under this. By completing it to give birth to a Destroyer Deity, she aims to Restart the World and Kill the Gods so she can rebuild the world into something more in line with her beliefs. The beliefs of an amoral nihilist like herself.
  • It Is Beyond Saving: Her worldview, hence she wants to destroy and recreate it.
  • I Work Alone: Cancer has trust issues and thus bears a tendency to do whatever she can and then some on her own. Even then, she expects cooperators to follow her whims and direction unquestioningly. This is presented as something of a character flaw that is both addressed and called out on.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: At her worst. Even when she acts like she is willing to lend a hand, all that she really cares about is herself, her own power, and what can be done to further her own goals at the end.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Cancer Lucrenian's first appearance during the Introduction Arc finally give us something to look forward to in terms of conflict. It also gives a preview of her caliber as a villain. You certainly qualify when one of your first actions is trying to preemptively kill main characters.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: Cancer is equally skilled in using magic as she is in close-quarters combat. She can even focus masses of water around her arm and legs before connecting punches and kicks, combining the two areas.
  • Lady of War: Cancer maintains an air of calm and reserve, if dissonant, even when using her powerful magic, maneuvering and taking out enemies with eerie grace.
  • Lack of Empathy: The wellbeing of people not herself or allied with her are of very little concern to her. She all but threatens Young Thief Gestas to give up his life to help her out, promises to have Venice razed to the ground if demands aren’t met, kills three gangsters in Act 1 Chapter 19 with little provocation, and her breaking of the pact to Soriano shows she is not above of crossing her own allies if it means the furtherance of her goals. But perhaps the coup de grace is her behavior in the Vladingham Family Massacre as narrated in entries of Saeculum. Cancer shows mild excitement, even smiling at the prospect of slaughtering Vladinghams. One of the few times she emotes, and it involves disconcerting disregard for human life.
  • Leave No Survivors: Wanted no Vladingham to survive the massacre. Presumably, just when she was about to kill Caius, she unfortunately ran out of time because the DWMA had arrived.
  • Logical Weakness: Water conducts electricity. The only time Maka arguably gains the upper hand in their first fight is when she uses electronics, a circuit breaker, and their stored electricity to electrocute Cancer.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Although Neptune loves Cancer as family, she did notice a few strange things about her. Cancer was always quiet, to herself, immersed in her studies, and definitely had the scowl she has now. In hindsight, she discovers how similar she is now to then and wonders if anything really changed about her in their time apart. 223 years since the Lucrenian Clan Incident and most of the time was spent by herself.
  • Made of Iron: Sustains a ridiculous amount of damage in her first fight with Maka from impalement, electrocution, hard falls, and hard hits.
  • Magical Incantation: "Crustacean crustaceous."
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Her reaction to being impaled by a scythe? Minor annoyance.
  • Making a Splash: She knows and practices Water Magic. Depending on its use, the physical properties of water can be manipulated to her advantage. She can discharge large masses of water that possess remarkable force, being usable to inflict blunt damage upon targets by sweeping them away with water, some of which take the form of "beams," dense spheres, walls of water, or traditional waves. In fact, she's so refined in Water Magic, other applications include using it to teleport herself and other objects, and combining it with Conversion Magic to launch scores of needles.
  • Mangst: Rare Female Example. She only talks about her motives when a trusted ally (like Kujira/Neptune) or someone she tolerates in the interest of business (Soriano), she only looks forward in trying to complete Project Omega, and she doesn’t mull over her implied dark past. To make a long, long story short, Cancer is an unfettered No-Nonsense Nemesis. She even has a picture of her two closest Lucrenians, her mother Galene and sister Neptune, that she’ll occasionally look at in her sanctuary.
  • Meaningful Name: Doubly so.
    • The name “Cancer” comes from one of the twelve constellations of the zodiac, which is typically represented as a crab, which happens to be her animal motif. Later given a nod when Maka deduces Cancer is in Chicago through this association.
    • “Cancer” is, of course, the name of a disease characterized by abnormal cell growth and is one of the deadliest illnesses known to mankind. That last part is eerily fitting as she’s the No-Nonsense Big Bad with a Lack of Empathy.
  • Misplaced Retribution: As Soul points out, Cancer waited until the true attackers and murderers of her clan were long dead, instead going after a generation of Vladinghams that had absolutely nothing to do with her. She justifies it by saying "they bear the surname so they also bear the guilt".
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Would you stay in the same room as someone nicknamed Massacre Queen?
  • Nerves of Steel: Cancer is completely unflappable. The prospect of killing a Badass Family is enjoyable to her, being held at gunpoint by many gangsters doesn’t stop her from snarking, and she quickly returns to her usual demeanor if something does get to her.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: Four words to describe her: humorless, pragmatic, competent, and focused.
    • Look no farther than her debut: She needs some guinea pigs to test out a prototype of Project Omega and elects to use Academy students. So, she goes to Venice, Italy and forces Gestas, a generic Evil Human, to be the bait, masking the real threats. When the eventuality of Gestas’s death comes, Cancer goes to make her move, but then she notices the students in question are Maka Albarn, owner of the Anti-Demon Wavelength, and Caius, the Vladingham she wanted dead but was forced to spare due to time constraints. She instead opts to clandestinely go straight for the kill by trying to skewer them with needles, also deciding to simply sic Project Omega on their Demon Weapons. If it weren’t for Soul, who just happened to be facing the right direction to see the attack coming, this tactic would have worked. Then, in the confrontation with Project Omega, Maka admits they are outmatched and suggests fleeing. Cancer reappears and informs them she will have Project Omega eradicate Venice should they run away, forever tarnishing their reputation as forces of the DWMA. Only because of Joint Resonance is this crisis averted.
  • Obfuscating Disability: In her first-ever fight in the story, when Maka goes on the offensive, Cancer removes the scarves around her left arm to reveal a grotesque crab claw, meaning her "useless" arm has a use.
  • Offstage Villainy: The depopulation of Bermuda. Since the beginning of the operation mentioned early in the Cobra Island arc, it has only been vaguely alluded to or discussed as a simple afterthought or secondary subject. What probably helps is that, while Cancer oversees it, the Anria are the ones carrying it out.
  • Oh, Crap!: An Ax-Crazy Maka is about to shove her face into a circuit breaker. For a brief moment, Cancer shows this expression.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Her specialties are mechanics, architecture, and engineering, but Cancer also had to teach herself genetics, physiology, Phasmology, and a rudimentary form of biology so she could keep going with. Of course, she’s nowhere near as proficient or knowledgeable as she is with her specialties. Kujira even offers to take the biological stuff off of her hands.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Her default expression is an emotionless face without a smile.
  • Personality Powers: Water is the element of change and mutability. Calm and placid in one moment, harsh and brutal the next. Describes Cancer, the quiet and stoic villain who wants to change the world, quite nicely, don’t you think?
  • Punch Catch: In the midst of their brawl, Maka tries to throw a punch but Cancer catches it with ease, attempting to twist her arm right off afterward.
  • The Quiet One: Generally, she won’t talk unless you talk to her first.
  • Really 700 Years Old: According to her profile, Cancer is chronologically 300-year-olds but physically resembles a 21-year-old woman.
  • Reminiscing About Your Victims: As she views the massacre as her greatest achievement in life and possesses virulent hatred towards the Vladingham Family, she'll occasionally but fondly do this. It was one of Maka's clues that she's as horrible as she's made out to be.
  • Revenge by Proxy: She was too weak to exact revenge on the Vladinghams directly behind the Lucrenian Clan Incident. By the time she grows strong and powerful enough to slaughter them, it's an entirely different generation of them. It nonetheless gives her a semblance of closure.
  • A Sinister Clue: She’s left-handed. Well, was. According to her, she lost her left arm long ago.
  • Sinister Surveillance/Surveillance as the Plot Demands: She has Surveillance Crabs to help her monitor activity revolving her goals and relay any commands to those on the other line.
  • Social Darwinist: A variation. She believes only the strong can pursue vengeance. If you’re not strong enough or are too weak, you’re fooling yourself.
  • The Sociopath: Shows some traits of one, such as her lack of empathy and remorse. After an argument, Kujira suspects her younger sister wasn’t simply an aloof loner but rather was born evil.
  • The Stoic: Cancer is pretty much in a perpetual state of stoic indifference, from her times as teenager to the present as an adult.
  • Straw Nihilist: Cancer is disgusted with the world and her whole motive is to complete Project Omega so it can destroy it. She sees the world as self-destructive and full of lies, discrimination, and injustice. She wants nothing more than to create a new world without these flaws and, especially, one without hope.
    Cancer:: So naïve to the ways of the world, so full of optimism and hope. I, however, have seen the world for how it truly is. Despair is the only truth in this world of lies and hypocrisy. This world is not worth the dirt we walk upon. Unless it is destroyed and remade properly, it will remain that way, a diseased mire, and everyone – humans, witches, and other creatures alike – shall continue to dance like court jesters to its incomprehensible whims. If you live long enough, you shall see it sooner or later, even if I must be the one to teach you that.
  • Summon Magic: She knows Summoning Magic and uses water as the medium to do so. An application of this magic is transporting herself and others non-lethally to different places with it.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Her condescending nature to her allies gives off this impression despite them being relatively competent themselves. Henderson is the sole exception.
  • Tragic Keepsake: A digital picture of herself, Kujira, and Galene in an earlier time. All she has to do is glance at the picture, and her ambition gets charged back up to full.
  • Training from Hell: Says she subjected herself to this in preparation for the Vladingham Massacre.
  • Tranquil Fury: Cancer is not one for explosive violence or raising her voice. So how can you determine if she is sufficiently enraged? You feel just feel it emanating from her or just watch her eyes.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: According to narration in Act 1 Chapter 19, Cancer inherited her looks from her mother, Galene, such as hair and eye color.
  • The Unfettered: To her, things like morality are just shackles holding her back. She could care less if you approve of her actions or not. She has no compunctions in committing senseless killing and destruction as long as it brings her closer to victory and serves a purpose. Every crime and every murder are necessary sacrifices.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Downplayed. Kujira remarks on Cancer being pretty mellow in her youth, but many things about her still remain the same. See Loners Are Freaks.
  • Villainous Rescue: She rescues Soriano and Kujira from an explosive sacrifice caused by Morgan. She'd accidentally turn on a facet and Cancer used the running water to save the gangsters. Soriano later suspects Cancer only saved him as well because Kujira was involved.
  • Walk on Water: Cancer is introduced into the story doing this.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Silver, but close enough.
  • The Woman Behind the Monsters: Cancer is the creator of the Anria, the newest threat to the forces of order.
  • Woman in White: She wears a silver and white outfit during the Vladingham Family Massacre. Considering who this is, Light Is Not Good is in full effect.
  • Wrench Wench: Her lab contains many mechanical equipment and machinery. This is in fact because she is skilled in mechanics, building, and engineering.

"Stay with Novus Partus and help complete Project Omega. Your visionary haven, your paradise, can be made. At its core, Project Omega is meant to change the world through destruction and recreation. Siding with us means you and your kin can share the glory."

Henderson is the Cancer’s assistant and most trusted ally who has apparently been in cahoots with her since 23 years ago, presumably in Soul Eater Zeta. He is a very strange organism, combining the characteristics of both a man and a crab monster.

  • Affably Evil: Henderson is a well-mannered, refined gentlemen. He is respectful of those he speaks to, very polite and impersonal, and genuinely cares for the well-being of everyone in Novus Partus. Such a shame that, as a member of said group, he's a primary antagonist with blood on his hand and claw.
  • Alien Blood: He bleeds blue-colored blood like real horseshoe crabs.
  • Battle Butler: Shades of this, what with serving Cancer her tea and looking after her wellbeing as she works tirelessly.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: Nothing but vacant darkness occupies his eyeholes. Occasionally, glowing red lights will appear in them depending on the situation.
  • The Dragon: To Cancer.
  • Enigmatic Minion: Beyond his working with Cancer and a 23-year association with her and past Lucrenians, absolutely nothing is known about Henderson at this point in time. Where he comes from, his goals, his connections to the other villains or even other character periods, what exactly he is, and even his combat prowess are all completely unrevealed. All we really know he is mild-mannered and obviously not a humanoid species.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He releases a shocked gasp when he hears Cancer broke the promise to not hurt any Other Side gangsters in the gambit to destroy the Chicago Gang. He goes on to console a heartbroken Kujira by saying he intended to completely honor the pact.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: His voice is described as deep and baritone.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: For all his loyalty to Cancer, it's real interesting to hear Henderson's been keeping Minya's existence a secret.
  • The Jeeves: He's always polite, affable and unquestioning, and always ready to tend to his master.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Towards Cancer. Her personality and his clash, but he is nonetheless totally devoted to her and keeps her welfare on his mind constantly. This is despite the Anria and her questionable behavior to the Other Side Gang. He also likely knows the full story about Project Omega.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Red, glowing glints can flash in his normally dark eyeholes.
  • Stating the Simple Solution: Walena complains she can't show her face (literally) to Tazmina. Henderson reminds her she can use her voodoo masks to imitate her face until it heals.
  • The Stoic: Always calm and courteous, regardless of the situation. Amazing, after Walena stabs him out of reflexive self-defense, the worst she gets is a snide remark

     Kujira Marshall (Neptune Lucrenian)

"N-Now, now, Boss. There's nothing to be afraid of. Remember, the Academy doesn't get involved in normal human business. You said it yourself long time ago, we're safe because only the people in this room know I'm a Witch. Novus Partus will take care of the Academy. All the Other Side Gang has to do is work in the shadows like always."

Neptune is the second Lucrenian introduced in the story and is the older sister of Cancer. Her mother, Galene, and her father had a disagreement in the past because of Galene’s workaholic tendencies as it pertained to Project Omega. As a direct result, she and her father went to Earth for a short excursion. Unfortunately, this was in the middle of the Period of Destruction. Her dad was killed in an attack. Neptune blamed his dead on Galene, which led to a strain between the two that was never reconciled. Neptune is one of the survivors of the Lucrenian Clan Incident, but she gets estranged from Cancer.

Eventually, Neptune comes across the Other Side Gang in Chicago, Illinois. She joins them, takes up a codename, Kujira, and becomes a high-ranking gangster. She bears a small grudge against her gang’s rival, the Chicago Gang, for what they did to her dead colleagues. Sometime after the Vladingham Family Massacre, she left a note near the abandoned site of Atlantis to let Cancer know she was still alive. Presently, Kujira is the right-hand woman of Soriano, the Other Side Gang’s current boss, and acts the liaison between them and Novus Partus.

  • Handguns: Her firearm of choice.
  • Handicapped Badass: Make no mistake, Kujira is skilled with a gun. She fought Enrique and Tezca fresh out of major optic surgery. The fight didn't last long, but that's likely why.
  • Knife Nut: So proficient is she wielding Sinister Shivs she gives Enrique, the meister of a Death Scythe, a little bit of trouble through either throwing them or engaging him in knife combat.
  • Magical Incantation: "Whalar cetacea whalaram cetadar!"
  • Magic Knight: Can use both Water Magic and her weapons, but is more skilled with the latter.
  • Making a Splash: Another user of Water Magic. Though she is rather out of practice.
  • Meganekko: She wears round glasses on her face, giving this impression.
  • My Country, Right or Wrong: "Country" in this case is "The Other Side Gang", but the same basic principle still applies — her moral cord and personality may clash with Soriano and others, but you won't hear her complain. She's more assertive to Cancer and Novus Partus, however.
  • Noble Demon: Neptune is loyal to the gang and her fellow gang members, and she'll certainly fight and screw with whoever is trying to destroy them, but honor and camaraderie are important to her. You can bet your bottom dollar that when she makes a promise, she'll keep it.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Has a habit of getting close to someone. For Cancer particularly, she'll walk up behind her, hug her, and rest her head on her. This annoyed her in the past and downright irritates in the present.
  • Number Two: To Soriano.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Kujira smiles almost all the time. It was the best way to deal with any situation because a smile could mean many different things.
  • Power Incontinence: Kujira is rusty using anything other than basic might. She's so used to relying on guns and knives, convinced of their efficiency, she's had no reason to practice magic.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: A gang isn't the most savory place to work in, but she likes it nonetheless. It's her home away from home.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: She wears the standard uniform of the Other Side Gang, which is composed a red and black coat and whatnot. The "evil" part is through her association with said gang and Novus Partus. Kujira on her own is rather anti-villanous.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: One magic spell, Potidaea, has her conjure streams of flowing water that form into a massive whale as it is directed to whoever she wants to hit.
  • Sinister Shiv: She doesn't wield knives, she uses shivs like you would expect someone in her kind of field.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She is six-feet tall!
  • Tactical Withdrawal: In spite of the epic fail that is Potidaea crashing down her, she uses the ensuing explosion to hide her escape. Takes a special kind of person to do that given the circumstances.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: Just like Cancer, she can use Water Magic to teleport to different locations. Her variation can be circumvented; Enrique exploits it by jumping into a whirl before it transports a vehicle containing gangsters. Kujira is forced to stop and the inside acts the Amazing Technicolor Battlefield for the ensuing fight.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Has this dynamic with Walena. A conversation they have when they're bored establishes this. Walena likes to shop, tend to her appearance, and party. Neptune likes doing inventory, guns, and training. Walena wears dress and feminine wear, Neptune wears punkish stuff.
  • Undying Loyalty: Clearly to Soriano and the Other Side Gang considering the devotion she shows.
  • White Gang-Bangers: Technically, she's a witch, but Neptune resembles a Caucasian person. She is part of the Other Side Gang and even sports a high rank, being The Dragon to her boss.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Fights Enrique and Tezca in the middle of saving her fellow coworkers from armed forces, several hours after major optic surgery. Which consequently leaves her with only one eye at the time.

     Walena Devilana 
"The world has neither justice, god, nor order. It's all nothing but wretched extravagance. The witch hunts have been going since Demon Weapons and Meisters began the creation of Death Scythes. Mabaa and the Witch Council have done nothing to even slow them down. If anything, it's gotten worse. This is not a sisterhood, it's a holocaust. My mother was a victim, and I'll be damned if me and Taz become ones ourselves."

A witch who sticks her nose into Cancer’s business in the middle of a Witch Mass based on simple rumors.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Calls Portis "Big Daddy P". Morgan hates it. Admittedly, the name makes it sound like Portis is her pimp and not her boss.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: After a Motive Rant to Henderson, she outright pleads for Henderson to sympathize with her cause and goals.
  • Animal Motif: The wombat.
  • Anti-Villain: She views the world as flawed and cites the persistent witch hunts as one mode of evidence. All this stems from the death of her mother, presumably at the hands of the Academy, and the pain associated with the loss. To escape the dreadful influence of the Academy and the Witch Society, she plots to turn a location into a Gilded Cage/False Utopia so she and her little sister Tazmina can find peace and happiness. Unfortunately, this requires stripping people of their free will, and she is rather aggressive about it, with something of a mean streak behind her. As Marcellus points out, her motive are not entirely selfless or agreed upon.
  • Arch-Enemy: Considered to be one for Marcellus, if their exchanges are any indication.
  • Arc Villain: Of the Chicago Gang Arc, something we don't learn until later.
  • Bad Powers, Bad People: Creating voodoo masks to manipulate people and excise their free will is the least sympathetic thing about her, and it's a pretty big deal. Her shadow powers add to it.
  • Black Magic: Walena specializes in Voodoo Magic. The exact extent of her capabilities is unknown, but we've seen elements such as an affinity with shadows, interaction with the supernatural, and mind control through masks.
  • Bastard Understudy: It turns out that she is this to Portis and Morgan. Their gang is nothing more than a means to an end, as well as a temporary method to support herself and Tazmina. When time runs thin, Walena enacts her own plan to forge a Gilded Cage without touching base with Cancer.
  • Berserk Button: Humans, specifically those from the Academy, and the Witch Society are ones in and of themselves.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Walena's actions as the Arc Villain are small compared to Cancer or Soriano, who by comparison warrant more serious attention.
  • Big Sister Instinct: An aspect played rather darkly. She's so protective of her younger sis, Tazmina, that she's willing to ruin (relatively) innocent lives to make a paradise so that the two of them can find happiness. And considering some suspicious reactions to Henderson's and Marcellus's questioning, it seems that Tazmina isn't allowed to have a say about it.
  • Boomerang Bigot: She is a witch, but she utterly abhors the Witch Society and its authority figures, even renouncing her allegiance with them in a bout of rage.
  • Broken Bird: Beneath this supposedly bubbly, whimsical woman is a witch deeply scarred by the death of her mother as a result of the ongoing strife between the DWMA and the Witches. She's even willing to throw her fellow gangsters under the bus and use them as tools, all to make a place where she and Tazamina can be happy.
  • Butt-Monkey: Not everyone takes her seriously. Even Marcellus talks down to her (inside his head). Even worse, Henderson is noticeably more sharp-tongued and snarky in conversations with her.
  • Casting a Shadow: A derivative of her magic is using shadows. The Lao masks also weaponize their shadow tendrils to assist her, but it's unclear if Walena does the command or if it's of their own will.
  • Co-Dragons: Her, Left, and Right — to Master Morgan and Don Portis.
  • Combat Stilettos: She does wear high heels, but minimally participates in actual combat, instead having others do her dirty work or using long-range magic.
  • Cool Big Sis: She seems very caring to Tazmina if their phone call is any indication.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: She acts whimsical and ditzy as both Miyuki and Walena, but she is rather competent.
  • Custom Uniform of Sexy: Her "uniform" as Miyuki is not standard protocol; when berated by Morgan, she states being a higher rank gives her freedom to wear what she wants. She even wears it to Portis's meeting with Lord Death, drawing attention.
  • Dark Action Girl: Literally so as a practitioner of Black Magic.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: When she was younger, her mother hid her and her little sister she to go fight off some enemies. Despite their mother's best efforts, they were too much and killed her. Walena implies she saw it all happen.
  • Dark Is Evil: Wears dark outfits, uses Voodoo Magic, and her surname is Devilana. Evil.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She turns up the wittiness in her battle with Tsuji, leading to Snark-to-Snark Combat.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: After Tsuji intimidates her Laos, Walena flies into a rage, blaming him as a representative for Academy humans in general for everything bad that's happened, and proceeds to deliver a vicious No-Holds-Barred Beatdown consisting of a few, violent slams of a summoned fist.
  • Double Entendre: Makes a few sexually charged comments.
    "Naughty boys like you need to be taught a lesson."
  • Dragon with an Agenda: Walena isn't loyal to the Chicago Gang despite spending an indeterminate amount of time with them. In fact, Walena seeks to use the people and the territory to form an utopia where she and Tazmina can find refuge from both the Academy and the Witch Society.
  • Enigmatic Minion: She comes out of nowhere during a Witch Mass and approaches Cancer, Henderson, and Neptune, expressing a cryptic interest in them. Even more suspect of her, she apparently knows a little about Cancer's clan, which is one reason why she approached her in the first place. She later claims she wants to be on the winning side due a hatred of both the DWMA and the Witch Society, but that's learned after the fact. We still aren't sure of her exact reason for bothering them anyway.
  • Expy: Of Dr. Facilier of The Princess and the Frog.
  • Evil Costume Switch: As Miyuki, a gangster, she wears a Stripperific "uniform" (see the details below). As Walena, a witch, she dons a black corset dress with a horizontal neckline, lace gloves, black high heels, and a black choker with a wombat pendant.
  • Evil Wears Black: Her witch outfit is black.
  • Facial Markings: She gains facepaint markings similar to her voodoo masks when using her more offensive magic.
  • False Utopia: She schemes to turn the Chicago Gang's territory into one for herself and Tazmina without the latter's knowledge.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Miyuki seems loyal, claiming she's done nothing but good for the Chicago Gang (enough to be high-ranking), and talks to even the bosses casually. She offers Marcellus a piece of meaningful advice, and generally appears as an okay woman. Beneath all that, she is a schemer who cares next to none about anyone without the Devilana surname, a misanthrope, a hater of her own kind, and abandons all friendly pretense once exposed. She may be somewhat sympathetic, but is she evil? Oh, without a doubt.
  • Foreshadowing: When Cancer enters the Chicago Gang villa in Act 1 Chapter 19, she senses the magic power of a fellow witch and guesses one must be among the ranks. Walena is later introduced as Miyuki, a witch and a gang member.
  • Forgot About Her Powers: One of Walena's complaints during the Novus Partus Blame Game is how she can't show her damaged, bandaged around Tazmina. Henderson states the simple solution to make her remember one of her powers before moving on to more serious matters.
  • Gang Bangers: She is a high-raking subordinate of the Chicago Underground Association under the guise of "Miyuki".
  • Giant Hands of Doom: One of her offensive spells has her summon a rod and punch the ground with it, conjuring a huge fist of shadows to crush her opponent.
  • Gilded Cage: She aims to put Tazmina in one without her consent. She chooses the Chicago Gang's territory as the setting and will cut it off from the rest of the world once set, chooses the gangsters and inhabitants as unwilling citizens so she and Tazmina aren't alone, and picks certain individuals as protectors and fighters for the worst case scenario. Walena calls it a paradise, but it's not.
  • Hidden Villain: For some time, it was unknown who would be the next Arc Villain following Medusa. Or if there was going to be one in the first place considering Cancer is far more active in the Chicago Gang Arc than before. Then, Miyuki debuts at the halfway point, and her next series of appearances quickly establish her as an antagonist and later a direct opposition to Marcellus and Tsuji, cementing her status.
  • Hollywood Voodoo: In this setting, Voodoo is magic (hence, "Voodoo Magic"). Walena can commune with supernatural voodoo spirits, and the magic apparently grants a form of umbrakinesis. It is treated akin to Black Magic, and there's (so far) nothing religious or ceremonial about it.
  • Hot Witch: She's all about sexual appeal. Her older age certainly helps.
  • Impossibly-Low Neckline: Her outfits reveal her cleavage.
  • Irony: Marcellus lampshades the She Who Fights Monsters entry below.
  • It's All About Me: Marcellus rips into Walena's motivation and reasoning, making it clear to the audience she's doing her Evil Plan to satisfy her own needs. His argument is reinforced by Tazmina's lack of involvement and her very defensive reactions to certain accusations, implying guilt.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Granted, the removal of free will is heinous, but Walena does have a point (if harsh) when she argues gangsters are "lawbreakers, criminals, and bloodsucking scumbags". Law enforcement still goes after them whether or not she turns them into People Puppets or not.
  • Justified Criminal: Joined the Chicago Gang partly to support herself and Tazmina.
  • Knight Templar Big Brother: Her goal can be summarized as "save Tazmina no matter what."
  • Lady of Black Magic: The personality zigzags, but she has the magic.
  • Long-Range Fighter: Her whip and Giant Hands of Doom are ranged magic spells, befitting a Squishy Wizard.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: She loathes the world and the key players in it, mostly the Academy and the Witches. She desires happiness for herself and her sister only, while everyone else is just in the way and can kill themselves for all she cares. And it doesn't seem to matter what Tazmina has to say about it. Put it simply, she's an extremely Knight Templar Big Sister.
  • Magical Incantation: "Womba batta wom wom ba ba wom."
  • Magic Staff: During in later portions of her fight with Tsuji, she summons a rod for offensive magic.
  • The Matchmaker: Walena mentions she'll let Marcellus have his free will in her Gilded Cage so he can be Tazmina's husband. He rejects the offer for two reasons.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: She sports a very low opinion of humans, an even lower one for Academy members. In fact, she blames them for everyone wrong with the world and with what happened to her.
  • Mistaken for Prostitute: Totally Played for Laughs. Her Stripperific outfit doesn't help.
  • Mrs. Robinson: Her exact age, both chronological and physical (the latter is implied to be younger than Morgan, who is in her 40s), is unknown, but she's clearly older than either Marcellus or Tsuji, being a seemingly adult witch and all. Regardless, she flirts with Marcellus and later admits he is handsome.
  • Ms. Fanservice: From her choice of clothing, to her shapely rear, to her large breasts, and to even a few of her lines, Walena/Miyuki is the most overtly sexual character out of the whole cast.
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: As a promoted member of the Chicago Underground Association, it appears she can decide her own uniform.
  • Not So Similar: The story seemingly sets up Marcellus and Walena/Miyuki as foils, being two African-Americans inside the same gang with a Dark and Troubled Past pertaining to their respective parents. As time passes on, it's shown these two are far from alike. Marcellus may be stoic and emotionally repressed, but he ultimately has a good and caring heart. Walena is an outgoing but selfish vixen who cares little about others. Whereas Marcellus remain heroic even though he loses both of his parents in the span of hours, Walena lost her mom in the past, can't let it go, and becomes vengeful.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Miyuki/Walena is presented as a little dim and dizty. Then she suddenly goes on a surprisingly intelligent Motive Rant to Henderson. With some cryptic knowledge and some powerful magic, she is a far more dangerous foe than her earliest appearances insinuate.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: She's that not smart, but she's not that stupid either. She is an Arc Villain after all.
  • Of Corsets Sexy: Her witch outfit consists of a top combining a dress and a corset.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Left confronts her in her room, holding her at sword-point, revealing to her they know about her treachery and Portis issued the order to execute her.
    • Her reaction to Tsuji besting Portis and Left, now setting his sights totally on her.
  • One Degree of Separation: Her sister was childhood friends with Kim.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: According to herself, one way she kills time is by clubbing.
  • People Puppets: She develops special voodoo masks that, when forced upon the wearer, become hers to use through Mind Control. They still have access to their combat abilities and powers.
  • Pet the Dog: Talks to Marcellus on an emotional level to convince him to stop being so distant to Portis and Morgan.
  • Proud Beauty: Displeased when Meteor Javelin mars her "beautiful" body.
  • The Mole: Volunteers to be one for Novus Partus, spying on the Chicago Gang.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: She declares she will bring her mother's murderers to justice.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Proudly struts around in her provocative clothing.
  • She Who Fights Monsters: She is disgusted to hear Marcellus categorize in the same vein as her brethren; he even compares her to Medusa. Little does her know, Walena has inadvertently given him reasons why that is so. For starters, she's turning uninvolved people into slaves for a "paradise," her interests aren't purely altruistic, and is beating the hell out of Tsuji thanks to a dirty blindside.
    Marcellus:: That was a terrible thing that happened to you and your family. But you can't take it out on humanity as a whole! All you're doing is perpetuating a cycle! You're acting just like Witches like Medusa!
  • Slouch of Villainy: Relaxes on her throne in the transformed Chicago Gang villa, before she gets a little more proactive in fighting Tsuji and Marcellus.
  • Straw Nihilist: Her top quote above says it all.
  • Stripperific: Her Miyuki outfit: a low-cut, purple halter mini-dress, black thigh-high boots, large silver hoop earrings, silver bangles on her left wrist, and a black choker with a wombat pendant. In an instance where she was Reaper Chopped and on the floor, Spirit spots a G-string beneath her dress.
  • Squishy Wizard: Her Magic is certainly fearsome under the right conditions, yet Tsuji only lands two heavy blows on her to defeat her.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Marcellus sympathizes with her and her background and makes a few attempts throughout their battle to reason with her. Seeing her obstinate firsthand, he concludes she is so seeped with revenge and hate she can't be convinced otherwise, calling the whole situation sad.
  • The Tease: She's sensual. One time, when Marcellus asks for privacy, she teasingly asks him if it's to masturbate.
  • This Cannot Be!: Her reaction to Tsuji intimidating her voodoo spirits, something she deems impossible for a mere human.
  • Token Minority: The only black member of Novus Partus.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Sports this dynamic with Kujira. Whereas Kujira finds interest in things like management and training and wears punkish clothing, Walena prefers tending to her appearance, wearing pretty feminine apparel, and shopping.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: Walena runs on this belief. Wanting peace and security for herself and her younger sibling is a sympathetic goal. Too bad for her the means to do so are downright evil. She intends to use her Voodoo Magic to rob the Chicago Gang of their free will (something comparable to Medusa's Ouroboros), isolate their territory from the rest of the world, and turn it into what she calls a paradise for herself and Tazmina. It is deduced the latter has no say in the matter.
  • Vain Sorceress: She's a Hot Witch and knows it.
  • Whip It Good: Forms a whip of dark energy from a rod.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: As Miyuki with thigh-high boots.


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