Characters :: Infected Blood

Characters

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Full name

Alexandra Armstrong

Current Age

16

Age timeline

Chapter 1: 16

Chapter 2: current age

Height

1.98 cm (6' 5")

Species

AIMS

Sexual orientation

Lesbian

Country

Kemet-Ra (Free World Federation)

Personal beliefs

Atheist

Personality

The main (and most controversial) character of the comic, Alexandra hates authority in any way, shape or form. She is extremely intelligent, but emotionally challenged. Although mostly oblivious to others, she is very angered by violence against the defenseless.

Occupation

Formerly a high school student and a very good inventor (her room is filled with electronic and computer parts), she is currently in prison for allegedly killing a schoolmate and attacking two more people.

Bio

Born in Waset, Kemet-Ra's capital, she was outed as an AIMS at birth. Raised by Gordon Armstrong and Linda Dawson as their only child, the whereabouts of her mother are currently unknown. Concerned about her strength and fearing she would turn out violent for no other reason than being an AIMS, her family taught her to avoid touching people since she was very little. As a result, Alex developed a strong need for physical contact, but repressed it. Gordon and Linda themselves struggled with holding her and showing her affection, especially after she began disintegrating steel objects at the age of 2.

Full name

Gordon Armstrong

Current Age

40

Age timeline

Chapter 1: 40

Chapter 2: current age

Height

1.75 cm (5' 7")

Species

Human

Sexual orientation

Straight

Country

Kemet-Ra (Free World Federation)

Personal beliefs

Although he believes in the Beholder, he is not very religious and goes to the temple only to attend important rituals.

Personality

A depressed and angry man, he is unable to love unconditionally. His relationship with Phoenix, Alexandra's mother, has dragged him further into depression and continues influencing his life, even after he married Linda. He can't forgive, and he can't or forget.

Occupation

Chemist

Bio

Born in a small town outside Waset, he was adopted at the age of 6 months by the Armstrong family. He never met his biological parents and never looked for them: he reasoned that since they didn't want him, he didn't want them either.

Full name

Stephanie Rogers

Current Age

14

Age timeline

Chapter 1: 14

Chapter 2: current age

Height

1.52 cm (5')

Species

Human

Sexual orientation

Lesbian

Country

Kemet-Ra (Free World Federation)

Personal beliefs

She believes in the Beholder, but she has many doubts about the doctrine and the temple.

Personality

A sensitive soul, she has been teased since early childhood for being overweight. This has caused her much pain and hurt, which she hides from everyone. Fully aware of her own intelligence, she is more confident than people may think. However, she wishes she had the courage of finding her own way in the world, rather than following the path her parents created for her.

Occupation

High school student

Bio

Born in Southern Kemet-Ra, she moved with her parents to Waset at the age of four. Being the only child, she grew up a little spoiled. Her extreme religious upbringing is mostly suffocating to her, although her parents are surprisingly open toward her sexuality. Unsatisfied with the friends and the potential girlfriends she was forced on to by her parents, her odd relationship with Alex gave her the final push to rebel - although that didn't go very far.

Full name

Andrew Kevin Jones

Current Age

32

Age timeline

Chapter 1: 32

Chapter 2: current age

Height

180 cm (5' 9")

Species

Human

Sexual orientation

Gay

Country

Kemet-Ra (Free World Federation)

Personal beliefs

Believes in the Beholder

Personality

A snooty, insensitive and pompous man, Jones is a full-blown speciesist and a closeted gay man. His ambition knows no limits: his wildest dream is to become the next Pupil, the highest rank in the Sacred Eye, and he won't stop at anything to fulfill it.

Occupation

Clergyman of the Sacred Eye

Bio

Born in a small village in Southern Kemet-Ra, Jones was raised in a very materialistic family who mocked his spiritual needs and beliefs since a very young age. A brilliant student and orator, he convinced the Sacred Eye's local monastery to join a year earlier than allowed by talking the Chief Seer's (the monastery's leader) head off. He soon declared to the entire monastery that his mission was working with children and troubled youth and, much to the relief of his co-seers, became a priest and a youth counselor. The very first step on his way to becoming the Pupil!

Full name

Linda Dawson

Current Age

38

Age timeline

Chapter 1: 38

Chapter 2: current age

Height

1.63 cm (5' 3")

Species

Human

Sexual orientation

Straight

Country

Kemet-Ra (Free World Federation)

Personal beliefs

She believes in the Beholder, but she hardly ever attends the temple.

Personality

A rather nervous and anxious individual, she tries to rationalize every aspect of her life in order to feel in control. Deeply in love with Gordon, she would do anything to please him.

Occupation

Manager

Bio

Born in Waset, her family inculcated in her that the meaning of life is marrying a good man and having multiple children. Although Linda tried hard at both, she divorced twice and had three miscarriages. A manager in a small software company, she met Gordon at a business dinner, fell immediately in love with him, but never confessed her feelings to him until he became available. She recalls her wedding day as the happiest day of her life, and the day she began to take care of Alexandra as her worst.

Full name

Chip Russell

Current Age

66

Age timeline

Chapter 1: 66

Chapter 2: current age

Height

1.50 cm (4' 9")

Species

Human

Sexual orientation

Straight

Country

Kemet-Ra (Free World Federation)

Personal beliefs

A firm believer in the Beholder

Personality

People normally describe him as "not a bad guy, although a bit of a bigot". He loves teaching and his students. However, being emotionally clumsy and inadequate, he has a hard time connecting with them, so he is often given a rather cold shoulder in class. His reaction ranges from imposing more discipline to talking their heads off - neither bringing very positive results.

Occupation

Ma'at High chemistry teacher

Bio

Born in eastern Kemet-Ra, he wanted to be a teacher and a mentor since childhood. He never got married, preferring to dedicate his whole life to his students. Very religious, he wishes The Gaze (the most important book in Seerism, the religion of the Sacred Eye) was taught in school and, in alignment with the Sacred Eye's teaching, he is a die-hard speciesist. Being vertically challenged, he has an inferiority complex toward tall people.

Full name

Ryan O'Rourke

Current Age

16

Age timeline

Chapter 1: 16

Chapter 2: current age

Height

1.82 cm (5' 9")

Species

Human

Sexual orientation

Straight

Country

Kemet-Ra (Free World Federation)

Personal beliefs

Atheist

Personality

Fundamentally a bully and a crook, Ryan is not the kind of kid parents are proud of. However, he always has a joke to tell or make, so he can be quite fun - unless you are the butt of said joke.

Occupation

Ma'at High student

Bio

The only child from a very wealthy Waset family, he started getting into fights and in trouble at a very young age. His parents and his teachers constantly punish him, but to no avail. A liar and a thief, his majestic laziness and his tendency to blame others for his own problems make him for a very bad student. All he wants to do is hanging out with his friends, drinking and smoking, and that's his main plan for the future.

Full name

Karen Sato

Current Age

16

Age timeline

Chapter 1: deceased at age 16

Height

1.75 cm (5' 7")

Species

Human

Sexual orientation

Straight

Country

Kemet-Ra (Free World Federation)

Personal beliefs

Atheist

Personality

"A real sports and a lot of fun": that's how her friends used to describe her. She believed in friendship and would do anything to protect her friends. However, she had no problem being blunt and even mean to them whenever she'd disagree with them.

Occupation

Ma'at High student

Bio

Born in a small town near Waset, her family tried hard to teach her good manners and respect, but they were largely unsuccessful. Karen was always on the edge, partying really hard and experimenting with drugs. She was a decent student, though, and she excelled at history and literature. She was accidentally killed by Reverend Jones.

Full name

Mark Bleury

Current Age

16

Age timeline

Chapter 1: 16

Chapter 2: current age

Height

1.85 cm (6')

Species

Human

Sexual orientation

Gay

Country

Kemet-Ra (Free World Federation)

Personal beliefs

He believes in the Beholder, but he is very conflicted about the doctrine

Personality

Stubborn, a bit of a liar and much of a dreamer: that summarizes it.

Occupation

Ma'at High student

Bio

A closeted gay kid, he was adopted in his early childhood by a Waset family from an orphanage run by the Sacred Eye in New Nubia. His very religious and homophobic adoptive parents sent him regularly to the temple and taught him that homosexuality is a sin. Afraid of losing his adoptive family, he always obeyed them until he turned 13, when he suddenly started acting up, drinking and getting into fights, especially with older male kids. His parents threatened to send him to military school, but they never did. That emboldened him, and when he turned 15, he revealed to his family that Alex, one of his best friends, was a lesbian. He also defended her openly when they yelled homophobic insults at her, which helped him feel more confident about himself, but not enough to come out.