After intruding on Karkat's dream self and watching him sleep you follow him to his hive on Alternia. He asks what the ever flying fuck you are doing in his room and you zap the fuck outta there. He eventually discovers your blood color one way or another in your array of 2 different dialogue choices. He freaks upon finding another mutant with crimson colored blood, and suggest you guys hide in a secret hole in the ground under his house in the most platonic way imaginable. To get the best ending, you have to flee out of the hole and zap Karkat to earth in Dave's apartment in Texas. He and John are there playing Tony Hawk.
- From the reader's point of view, Karkat's story in The Homestuck Epilogues picks up from where his Canon biography ended.
Karkat enters a sort of polyamorous relationship with Jade and Dave, but later runs away from it, presumably because of Jade's meddling but possibly also due to the increasingly dire political situation between trolls and humans. He later disappears some time after the funeral of recton-recruited teen Jade and starts been seen in resistance posters. Years down the line, he is the leader of the troll rebellion against Jane's antics, seemingly in secret cahoots with Kanaya and Rose. At some point he encounters Meenah after her impact wearing the Ring of Life she stole from John in the Furthest Ring, and puts her as second in command, making the resistance not suck anymore. As seen later, he's apparently in a matespritship with Meenah and has lost an eye, causing him to wear an eyepatch.
Karkat in Chapter 7, Distress Call from the Closet, as Commander Vantas of the Troll Rebellion. He and Meenah discuss Gamzee's death, and the fact that Vriska has returned to the narrative. Seeking to further sway public opinion in his favour, he contacts John. After learning about his son's actions, John grows estatic and tells Karkat he knows how the Rebellion can win.
In other media
Karkat is seen in the background of the first panel of this comic. He is wearing a party hat and seems unhappy about it, though that might just be his base level of displeasure with the world around him. Notably, his eyes are white here, but they have pupils, meaning he is not a ghost.
Karkat gives the Beta kids a paraphrased version of Queen's Ring, making him substantially more beatable. Karkat's reaction to this is not shown., chewing them out for making an unbeatable boss out of Jack Noir. Shortly after, it's revealed that this version of Jack can't actually do anything because he has no fingers on which to wear the
Karkat is part of John's team in the Teen Con Air Finals, standing offstage with Terezi to provide his unique brand of moral support. He tells John that his performance was “CRAP”, but hesitates beforehand, possibly unsure whether to spare John's feelings. He is seen celebrating with the rest of the team when they win the trophy.
Karkat is dismayed to find that his bookshelves of romance novels, which he had alphabetized by quadrant, were ransacked by a drunken Rose in search of something to read with Kanaya. We can see in the fifth panel that Karkat makes a habit of leaving notes in his books, scribbling over parts he finds disagreeable and commenting when he thinks something is wrong.
|The Homestuck Epilogues|
|Homestuck Characters||John Egbert • Rose Lalonde • Dave Strider • Jade Harley • Jane Crocker • Roxy Lalonde • Dirk Strider • Jake English • Aradia Megido • Tavros Nitram • Sollux Captor • Karkat Vantas • Kanaya Maryam • Terezi Pyrope • Vriska Serket • Gamzee Makara • Eridan Ampora • Feferi Peixes • Aranea Serket • Meenah Peixes • Davepetasprite^2 • Calliope • Alt Calliope • Caliborn • Lord English|
|Original Characters||Harry Anderson Egbert • Vriska Maryam-Lalonde • Tavros Crocker • Swifer Eggmop • Cliper Borden • Barack Obama|
|Concepts||Canon • Ultimate Self • Troll • Cherub • Earth C|
|Related works||Homestuck • Homestuck^2: Beyond Canon • Hiveswap • Hiveswap Friendship Simulator • Pesterquest|