The Characters of TOS
The TOS Verse is a big place. Existence is populated by beings of all types, and the characters of TOS are as diverse as the worlds from which they hail. Currently three distinct classes of beings exist:
The Immortals are some of the most distinct beings in the TOS Verse. As their name suggest, they are immune to conventional death. Immortals live off of the energy of the infinite that makes up Existence. This makes them able to travel space without the need to breathe oxygen, eat, or drink. They are actually able to “breathe-in” the energy around them.
Immortals posses immense physical qualities. They are physically stronger, faster, and more durable than almost all mortals (un-augmented). Beyond this, each Immortal has a unique power. No two Immortals powers are alike, and they vary from power over various elements to power over other beings powers.
While they cannot be killed by conventional means, there are fates Immortals can suffer that are worse than death. Chief among these fates is dismemberment. Immortals will heal any wound, except dismemberment. If a limb is cut off completely the wound will heal, but the limb will not regrow.
Current Immortals (Order of Appearance)
Tol’Asha, often referred to by her honorifics, Tol’Asha of the Stars, or the Immortal Queen Tol’Asha, is described as being singular in might. An Immortal called into Existence by the Voice that Speaks it So, and gifted with the Immortal power, fearless.
Alijah is the greatest craftsman ever to be in Existence. Despite his massive physique he isn’t a warrior. That isn’t to say he can’t hold his own in a fight. Alijah has been around a long time, and played a pivotal role in events throughout the history of Existence.
Debuting in Issue #2, the Keeper of the Hoard wields the power to hoard anything on his planet and with his frightful disposition, Ra’Laar is no trifle. Once you enter his realm you fall under his power. Regarded by many as the most dangerous Immortal, he is not to be taken lightly.
The Mortals of Existence are the most numerous and diverse of all the beings that populate the Universe. While some mortal races have deeper connections to the infinite which manifest in the form of magic, they rarely reach the potential that matches with the other beings that occupy Existence.
Mortals established what is known as the Space Way. Put simply the Space Way is the part of Existence inhabited by mortal beings. The Space Way is ever expanding as are the races of mortal beings that pop up in across the TOS Verse.
They are not as physically or magically powerful as Immortals or the Beings of the Infinite, but their technological achievements can sometimes outpace lesser Immortals, and render otherwise impossibly powerful beings, powerless. As the Hoarder tells Tol’Asha in Issue #2, “You can learn a lot from those that die.” Ra’Laar the Hoarder, Issue #2 Tol’Asha and the Trial of the Hoarder.
Current Mortals (Order of Appearance)
Pretty Tom’s sly demeanor belies his skills in battle. A smooth talker, notably handsome and a fierce pirate, Pretty Tom epitomizes the code of the Space Way Pirates. A constant ally to Bala, he often provides wise counsel in the form of sly wit.
Bala, Captain Bala, is the leader of the Space Way Pirates. They are the first mortals Tol’Asha encounters in the Cosmic Dragon story arc at the end of the first age. She is quick witted and big-hearted. Bala loves to scrap and will rarely avoid direct conflict. However, her approach to combat makes her one of the greatest military minds Existence has ever known.
Beings of the Infinite
The most mysterious of the beings that exist in the TOS Universe. While this group encompasses all the anomalistic players in Existence, it does not include the Voice that Speaks it So. So far the only beings that have been revealed in Existence that count amongst the Beings of the Infinite, are the cosmic dragons.
Beings of the Infinite (BOI) refers to any non-Immortal beings that have crossed over into the realm of Existence from “Forever”. Forever, also referred to as the place beyond, or the infinite, is an area outside of Existence but not totally detached. The nature of Forever, the infinite, and the beings that reside therein are one of the great mysteries of the TOS Verse.
Current BOI (Order of Appearance)
One of the fallen Stars that crossed over into Existence. Helkn is now one of the Three, the last remaining Stars in Existence. A dragon of ice and despair with the power to control water in all it’s forms, and even to form it out of herself. The dragons are beings of infinite power, and can take a humanoid form.