Learn about all of the ins and outs of 4's A Crowd. Constantly updated by our webmonkey. Warning, may contain spoilers if you haven't read all of the comic!
So what is this comic about?
Lots of things! Rebellion, hope, fate, chaos... but in the end it's about the children of the four horsemen trying to figure out how to stop the end of the world.
VritraOur lovely main character is a Prime godblood of the Omega race. She is a rare case, as she is sponsored by two Omegas and thus has a higher chance of catalyzing.
Vritra enjoys food a bit more than most people think is appropriate, and doesn't eat when stressed. She doesn't think she's a leader, but she's wrong.
Molly TresslerAlso known as Famine, is one of the horsemen of the apocalypse of the last era. She is Vritra's biological mother.
VernalAlso known as the Great Chaos, is one of the catalysts of an apocalypse from an era long past. He is Vritra's adoptive father.
AdenThe first person that Vritra met on Midgar, Aden brought her to meet Kerse to get clothes. She thinks Vritra is sexy, but sheltered.
KerseA worker at Tres Boutique, he's the person that Aden brought Vritra to in order to get her clothes. He seems a bit innocent.
GodbloodsGodbloods are those who have the potential to catalyze and help bring about the end of the world. Each generation of godbloods is bigger than the last, leaving a larger pool of possible catalysts, although this does not often raise the numbers of those who become catalysts.
While some of their parents may be from era' long past, each generation of godbloods looks like the era they will end up participating in. Often times their appearance foretells how the era will turn by the time the gates open.
Each godblood is sponsored by an Omega, who bestows a fraction of their power upon them. By the time they arrive on Midgar they have been written into the fabric of time, as if they have always belonged. While the godbloods could remain in Valhalla throughout the end of their era, they would not survive the apocalypse, as when an era comes to and end everyone but the catalysts are taken.
At the end, very few godbloods become catalysts.
CatalystsWhen an era comes to an end the catalysts are the only ones left behind. Only then does the gate to Valhalla open to allow them to return to their home. Some catalysts directly participate in the end of their era while some are caught off guard, used by the fates and left confused by the events that transpired.
Very few catalysts are pleased to see their time pass, and the glory of living forever in Valhalla is often lost in the pain of realization that every person they have met and loved has passed on and that, no matter how they wish to imagine it, they were partially responsible.
Upon returning to Valhalla the catalysts sit through a ceremony where it is explained to them how they catalyzed and during which they receive their titles. A lot of titles repeat or are synonymous. Plague, Pestilence, etc. Most people stop going by them after an era or two. Needless to say, it's not a particularly pleasant process for most of them.
OmegaThe Omega race is a race made up of those who survive the end of the world, catalysts from eras past. They live forever in Valhalla. When the gate opens to Midgar they can sponsor a godblood, granting them a bit of their power. However, while they can communicate a bit with their sponsored, it is risky. Omega cannot survive outside their era on Midgar.
Each generation of Omega produce godbloods who may become catalysts. These catalyst are those that end the world.
MidgarAlso known as Earth, or the Expanse, this is the world in which godbloods are sent to catalyze and bring about the apocalypse. The people of Midgar are not aware that the end is coming.
ValhallaThe land in which the Omega live forever. The gate to Valhalla opens only when the apocalypse is complete.
Jeremy Victor Terrance. Vritra's biological father. He was wiped out.
Primes. Prime children are those born in Valhalla. Until the gates open, they will not have seen Midgar, only heard of it.