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Catalina Carpathius is a major character in The Tragedy of Lord Zeras, a story pivotal to the worlds of Classic, Comprehensive, and Cataclysmic Gerosha in Dozerfleet Comics. She is the wife of Zeras Carpathius, and eventually a murder victim of Markus Mortikus.

Character bioEdit

Catalina was born in 64 AD to a wealthy patrician family. In her teen years, however, she converted to Christianity. She kept it hidden from her father for years, but things fell apart after it was discovered that she wanted to marry a plebian by the name of Zeras. Around 96 AD, after Zeras had been made a slave to punish him for the "crime" of loving Catalina, he was rescued by Catalina. The couple then wed in secret, and fled north. Catalina's father was outraged by his daughter's successful rebellion. Not wishing to let the young couple find peace and prosperity anywhere, he hired Markus Mortikus to hunt them down, even telling Markus that he should leave "no square inch" of the planet's surface unturned until they were found - and slaughtered in the most horrific way imaginable.

Markus eventually succeeded in his goal of finding Zeras and Catalina, and made sport of torturing and murdering them. He even had Zeras' eyes pried open to force him to watch as Catalina was brutally decapitated with a sword. Her death drove Zeras insane, leading to him breaking free and murdering Markus. Zeras then went on and murdered all of Markus' foot assembly, and most of his prostitutes.

From there, Zeras fled towards the Alps and was struck by the Marlquaan. He eventually became the founder of Meethlite civilization, and used his newfound position of power to slaughter nearly everyone in Rome he deemed even remotely responsible for her death.

PersonalityEdit

Catalina was not one to hesitate to do what she felt was right, even if it would cost her everything. But before her father's insane hatred for Zeras drove her to make an extreme choice, she was otherwise a very loving and obedient member of the house. She was kind to nearly everyone she met, a sweetheart's sweetheart. Even in the throes of being slaughtered, she would beg her husband not to be ruled by vengeance. Alas, that was a request he could not heed. Not even for her sake. Her death led to a massacre, as those responsible were given nowhere to run when Zeras returned in power to seek revenge.

DevelopmentEdit

Catalina's name was chosen based on the name being one of many in J's Latin class books at Michigan Lutheran Seminary. She was not created as a formal character until the first draft in October of 2010, during an early draft of what was going to be "20,000 Legs into the Backstory," the first chapter of Ciem: Vigilante Centipede. This was so that her death would serve as a catalyst for Zeras' roaring rampage of revenge, one which gave rhyme and reason to his being a fugitive on the run from Rome. In turn, this was motivate him to put himself in the right place at the right time to end up being struck by the Marlquaan.

Her presence recursively led to John Domeck and Kicked Deer having a near-identical dynamic in their marriage: determined warrior man, with a wife who is sweeter than she has any right to be.

Otherwise, Catalina has nowhere near the same impact on the greater Gerosha narrative that her husband Zeras has. However, she does become the inspiration behind the Hebbleskin Gang's creed of Decolarent eam, eviscerate eum. When Shalia Flippo frustrates their plans one time too many, they vow to have all her future daughter's heads as trophies. In Classic and Comprehensive Gerosha, they go to ridiculous lengths to make good on those threats, even going so far as to eventually also have Dolly Malestrom die this way. In Cataclysmic Gerosha, the threat ends up being rendered hollow by the Hebbleskins' defeat. Only Erin ends up dead in a manner even somewhat similar.

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Characters
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Database

SCALLOP: Insila MurtilloDarius PhilippineLex PhilippineMallorie WadeMitch BrandelFred ThernipTobey FlippoNancy PhilippineSilo WadeKyle MedsorJake AsawaMarion WevenilJim OisdaatShaniqua TameryChad OrvainThevia LogindilBrian MizgelFadimo Woziga
Gerosha founders: Marissa HoodAlison LigashStan FlippoShalia FlippoReily FlippoLionel SanchezTrina SanchezAshlee FlippoKirby Flippo
Phaemer Village Peacekeepers: Keet KaboTime CapsuleBolte ChipotleJackal SemicolonThe SocraticPillcenaryStrawcenarySlip-Sadie
Phexo Quartet: Centipede CharlieAnarteqArrowfrogBecky Ryba
Swappernetters: Tabitha PangTobias RenoSarah Ruben
Ming-Cho notables: Rob MarringtonHannah MarringtonBetty HarminCharlie RaymondBelle RaymondAnn KimMin LinZhoo Lin
Other notables: Aaron StefflinMonica ShellyMark StefflinAshley PhillipsMeredith CelestineWanda CelestineVance LingolinBob LusitalGeneral Feng ShooCaptain Henry LohtzLacey AkawaLord ZerasCatalina CarpathiusShortimoDephinolKicked DeerSadasheeva CheruparaHadley MintMaria SanmarcosAlexis HoodChancellor Avori
Villains
Hebbleskin Gang: MolaritySteve McNolanSgt. LuddinFantisk HebbleskinDuke ArfaasGunner SoorfeltSkellig SoorfeltMusaranMilpLobeCaptain AardwulfDon the PsychoWayne the VampireGarret WhalingCupricRockpapsciMerle HourvitzWishpon
Sleet Mountain: Clyde SpendelworthGeorge LawenceKyle Tugrass
Icy Finger: Samuel FortinEric SylvesterChillingworth IIScrewwormLionfishSalmonflyMarblefaunRappaccini
Miscellaneous: Markus MortikusBlazarikSam WrikonDwayne LloydJudge Terry BeliahGeorge VantinJawkneeNematodeEqquibusClarence FelickVictor NanaleStagtarMicrowave MouthSpoliatBlackveilBosom-SerpentRichard SartorHalal AffadidahShrouded EntityMajor Gosmerid
Non-canon exclusives
Ciem media: Poison Dart EddieKhumar HamiltonLindsay HamiltonDenny LevensEric LevensPatti LevensJessie LevensNolle BarretPete the ShouterAndrew TinselAngie LevensVienna DocklerMike and JeffTom FlippoLloyd KolumnJason and TanyaBetsy StansonCharlie McArthurJeff the InvisibleKelsea LinneySandy TinselGeneral XiangJustin HoganDominick and Tracy McAuleyHarga HebbleskinHenry MalestromOthers
Kozerlen: Jessie MorcinCorvin the CallerFuzzy MaloneJohnny OvaltMindy Liptash
Meshalutian Trilogy: Alison RintelCassie ManningDebbie RintelEarl RintelJared RintelTrisha MontoyaMeshalutaSanction HarlemTim LorganYenti RoyCarla RintelDewey ReynoldsLenny HiddsRick RintelEva RintelMandy RintelTom RintelHurricane Nekoda
Cataclysmic Gerosha canon
Origins and Fallout The Tragedy of Lord ZerasFirst MeethlitesRise of the PhaelitesWhat is Nin-Chyo?Experiments and OffspringA So-Called HereticWealth of a SeashellWhen Tobey Met AlisonThe Battle for GeroshaOf Emeralds and SapphiresPath of the Ming-Cho
Gerosha Legends The Gray Champion: Modern Legends: The Gray Champion: Freedom's ApparitionThe Gray Champion: Chillingworth's Revenge
Pilltar Adventures: PilltarPilltar 2Pilltar 3
Tales of Extirpon: ExtirponExtirpon 2
Exploits of a Navy Rope: NavyropeNavyrope 2
Standalones Blood Over WaterSodali†y (InstigationAdaptationDeterminationAugmentationVindication) • SorbetPhaemer Village Peacekeepers
Video games Sodality: Battle for MetheelThe Gerosha Chronicles: Centipede + 49
Miscellaneous / Non-canon PercolationPercolation: Legends
Comprehensive Gerosha canon
Legacies of the Marlquaan The Tragedy of Lord ZerasFirst MeethlitesRise of the PhaelitesWhat is Nin-Chyo?Experiments and OffspringA So-Called HereticVile Magenta CloakWealth of a SeashellA Miner Named Sam
Flippo Clan Origins When Tobey Met AlisonThe Battle for Gerosha
Gerosha Legends Of Emeralds and SapphiresPath of the Ming-ChoThe Gray Champion: Freedom's ApparitionThe Gray Champion: Chillingworth's RevengeExtirponNavyropePilltarPilltar 2KozerlenSorbetJawkneeAbolitionCiem Tomorrow
Ciem Trilogy Ciem: Vigilante CentipedeCiem: Nuclear CrisisCiem: Condemnation
Meshalutian Trilogy 90 Has No SecantCursed is the GroundThe Natural Logarithm
Other Blood Over Water
Classic Gerosha canon
Ciem Webcomic Trilogy: CiemCiem 2Ciem 3 Related webcomics: The Battle for GeroshaPath of the Ming-Cho Volkonir imports: The Blue Face Film StripsVolkonirVolkonir JournalsVolkonir Journals: Attempt #43 Other: Grillitan DinerGrillitan Diner 2
Despair Gerosha canon
CiemPath of the Ming-Cho
Gerosha Prime canon
The Battle for GeroshaCiemCiem 2Ciem 3: Curse of the Millipede
Mythology
Multiverse G0G1G2G3 / G3.1G4G5G6G7G7.2G7.2.1Other
Notable locations CratervilleBoonvilleGeroshaDirbine / EvansvilleVironViron UniversityFarrenvillePhaelonMetheelGerosha CemeteryHazy Eighties Bowling AlleyLatin TownTriangulum
Rules, events, and phlebotina Zeran hole tech: Zeran wardrobesZeran teleportersOther: BezeetolRemotach pillsDecolarent eam, eviscerate eumAI backvisorCentilegPhaelon-Metheel WarDandelion effectMarlquaanCurse of Honeybee SamuelCentuitionMeredith's songKirby ActS'Poling
Items / vehicles Hester's locketGerosha StoneQueen Illaka RubyMing-YoMing-ChoThe Chen
Creatures MarlquaaniteMeethlitePhaelitePhexoMeethexoCenthuenCenthuen PrototypeMilthuenMilthuen PrototypeEmwault
Organizations Sodality of GeroshaSodality of FlorenceSCALLOPPhexo QuartetHebbleskin GangCrooked RainbowKerpher GangMik-NonFPBSociety of the Icy FingerSleet MountainScrewworm Network
Tie-in works
Ciem 3: Curse of the Millipede bonus features Corando's "Don't Lose Hope" Music VideoStar Flops: Curse of the Medium SideLo-Mun's Cooking AdventureViron Counselors Network Ad
Music albums Music For and Inspirational to CiemMusic For and Inspirational to Ciem 2Music For and Inspirational to Ciem 3Ciem: Vigilante Centipede: The Album

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