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Sisters of Death question
« on: 27 June, 2021, 12:52:46 PM »
Just browsing on Wikipedia when I came across some information that the Sisters of Death, Phobia and Nausea, also had a previously unknown (at least to me!) third sister. Can anyone say in which stories this unnamed sister appeared in, and also what has become of her?
Many thanks.

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Re: Sisters of Death question
« Reply #1 on: 27 June, 2021, 02:55:49 PM »
I don't know about a third Sister, but the Alan Grant story Lucid (Megs 238-241) added Dementia, Ephermera and Pustula to their ranks.
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Re: Sisters of Death question
« Reply #2 on: 27 June, 2021, 03:44:50 PM »
Thanks, Jimbo. The article I was reading does include the three you mention as cousins of Phobia and Nausea, but insists there was also a third Sister.

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Re: Sisters of Death question
« Reply #3 on: 27 June, 2021, 04:53:30 PM »
There was definitely a story, (a Judge Anderson, possibly?), that mentioned "the third sister" and she's called something like "Delirium" or something, but I think that was intended as more of a metaphor than an actual character.

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Re: Sisters of Death question
« Reply #4 on: 27 June, 2021, 06:19:48 PM »
There was definitely a story, (a Judge Anderson, possibly?), that mentioned "the third sister" and she's called something like "Delirium" or something, but I think that was intended as more of a metaphor than an actual character.

Aha... You mean this bit in Necropolis:

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Re: Sisters of Death question
« Reply #5 on: 27 June, 2021, 06:23:19 PM »
 As you say MIK, definitely meant as more of a metaphor than anything else.
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Re: Sisters of Death question
« Reply #6 on: 27 June, 2021, 06:44:18 PM »
I was wondering if it was actually in Necropolis. Haven't read it in ages. Yep, that's what I was thinking of.

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Re: Sisters of Death question
« Reply #7 on: 27 June, 2021, 06:46:32 PM »
There's also the "spirit" inhabiting both Byke and Destyny in The Fall of Deadworld that's also referred to as the 'Third Sister'.
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Re: Sisters of Death question
« Reply #8 on: 27 June, 2021, 07:21:05 PM »
This is a quote from the article I was reading:

"The two Sisters were once joined with a third Sister, acting as a powerful triad, but she left their side and has opposed them ever since." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Judge_Dredd_characters#Sisters_of_Death)

Does this suggest she had rather more than just this brief mention in Necropolis?
 

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Re: Sisters of Death question
« Reply #9 on: 27 June, 2021, 07:41:23 PM »
In that case, see my message above yours. She opposes them in TheFall of Deadworld and is referred to by the Sisters as one of their own.
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Re: Sisters of Death question
« Reply #10 on: 27 June, 2021, 10:22:04 PM »
BSC is right. That's definitely "Byke".

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Re: Sisters of Death question
« Reply #11 on: 27 June, 2021, 11:05:59 PM »
From prog 2089 (part 9 of Damned, The Fall of Deadworld):




There's more explanation (of sorts) in prog 2092, where the three sisters (the third inhabiting Byke) have a conversation:

OG* Sister: Ssshould you be here? The ruless are clear. We can create avatarss - nudge them towards their desstiniess - but direct intervention sshould be limited.
Byke: There are two of you, one of me. How is that fair?
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OG Sister: With each new atrocity our power growsss! Join usss. We were a triad once. Three in the shape of one.

This brings up many questions, of course. Who are the sisters? How many planets, worlds or dimensions have they inhabited? What is Byke's aim? To create an Aliveworld? What rules? Of a game? A cosmic conflict? Designed by themselves or a higher being? The triad form they speak of - is this a new thing or something that already exists in the history of the comic?

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Re: Sisters of Death question
« Reply #12 on: 28 June, 2021, 09:27:41 AM »
I've read enough stories about witches to know there are usually three. Perhaps it is just an inevitable trope?

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Re: Sisters of Death question
« Reply #13 on: 28 June, 2021, 09:42:40 AM »
Mr Solo, with your talk of cosmic games and Triads, are you implying that Kek-W is pulling a favourite move*, and is, in fact, linking Fall of Deadworld to my beloved Return to Armageddon??


*Linking two series that have no Earthly reason to be linked

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Re: Sisters of Death question
« Reply #14 on: 28 June, 2021, 12:13:18 PM »
This brings up many questions, of course. Who are the sisters? How many planets, worlds or dimensions have they inhabited? What is Byke's aim? To create an Aliveworld? What rules? Of a game? A cosmic conflict? Designed by themselves or a higher being?

Made a bit more explicit in Tainted:




I love the Deadworld conception of the Sisters as Lovecraftian God-locusts manipulating worlds toward armageddon - and it makes so much more sense of the characters than than the intital conception of them as 'a pair of witches that Death bumped into one day.'
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