emotion_yatta Nami was here c:~ emotion_bigheart
HELLO THERE, EARTHLINGS. YOU MAY WATCH IN AWE AS I PRESENT MYSELF TO YOU. I AM OF ALTERNIAN ORIGIN. MY NAME SHALL NOT BE GIVEN, SO YOU MAY JUST CALL ME THE SUFFERER. MY AGE IS 12 ALTERNIAN SWEEPS. I ALSO HAVE A GREAT ARMY OF SUPPORTERS. DO SO LISTEN TO WHAT I HAVE TO PREACH.
The ancestor of Karkat Vantas. Like the other Ancestors he was one of the 12 unsuccessful heroes from a scratched session. However, unlike the others he gradually began to remember his previous existence, in a then peaceful Alternia. Inspired by his visions, he spread word of a culture free from conflict and suppression based on blood color. This eventually resulted in a large scale sectarian revolt that would be crushed by the highbloods. After the revolt, he was captured and killed. Even though any reference to the revolt was forbidden, his followers and teachings remained alive in secrecy. As his name implies, the Signless one was not given a symbol like other trolls normally do. It was through his instruments of punishment (Shaped like the Cancer sign) that his followers gave the signless one a sign. Both the tale of the Sufferer's peaceful teachings and his martyrdom, and the adoption of the means of his torture as a symbol for his cult following are direct references to Christianity. In this context, his Righteous Leggings provide a parallel with the Holy Shroud of Turin.