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For the post-scratch version of this character, see The Grand Highblood.

Kurloz Makara is the Prince of Rage and Gamzee's dancestor. He appears to be some sort of a mime, parallel to Gamzee's clown theme.

He does not speak as he chewed out his own tongue and later had his mouth stitched closed. He seems to gain enjoyment from having signed conversations with Meulin Leijon, who is deaf and uses sign language. He wears a skeleton costume.

Etymology[]

Kurloz was most likely named by Dragoshi. It was originally suggested for Gamzee. His name is a possible reference to Coulrophobia, which is an intense fear of clowns.

Kurloz's name also sounds similar to the Chinese word, 'Kūlóu', meaning 'skeletons'.

Makara is the name of a zodiac sign and sea-creature in Hindu mythology that is equivalent to the Western zodiac sign of Capricorn.

Biography[]

Upon exiting Terezi's hive as Meenah, a small "scene" (Aranea's Exposition) gives more information about some of the pre-scratch Sgrub players:

The Prince of Rage actually used to 8e quite talkative. That is, until he had a nightmare which prompted a 8izarre incident, after which he would never speak again. He took a sort of spiritual vow of silence, which I'm sure was probably related to his esoteric faith. Once, well 8efore our session 8egan, Kurloz and Meulin were in a very loving matespritship. It really seemed to everyone they were made for each other. One day, they fell asleep together. Kurloz then had a nightmare so terrifying, he released the most dreadful sound imagina8le. It truly echoed the horror of the Vast Honk itself. The noise was so loud and so awful, Meulin went completely deaf, and her hearing never recovered. Kurloz was undou8tedly devastated 8y what he'd done to her. He was so distraught, he sewed his mouth shut and has never spoken a word since.

Kurloz was also the only eyewitness to the event which caused his moirail Mituna to overexert himself and permanently burn out his psychic abilities. According to Aranea, he applied every last bit of energy he had to save his friends from a looming threat. Whether this threat had something to do with Kurloz is unknown.

Kurloz was later seen working with his dancestor, Gamzee, helping him assemble his fake god tier outfit to wear while helping Caliborn in his session. He was also seen following Vriska Serket and her party of trolls on their treasure hunt for Lord English's weakness. He picks up Vriska's discarded overcoat, which could be used to alchemize Lord English's Cairo Overcoat.

When Meenah was rallying up the ghost army, Kurloz (along with Damara, Aranea and other Vriskas besides the main one) was not present. It can be inferred that he chose not to because of his religious dedication to Lord English.

Personality and Traits[]

Outwardly, he seems harmless enough, usually responding only with a silent smile to most provocations, though he did flip Meenah off when pressed further. Meulin describes him as SNEAKRETIVE and says he STILL LOVES MAKING RIDDLES OUT OF EVERYTHING. Before his vow of silence, he preached about the messiahs and the angels of double death. Apparently he has a habit of referring to other characters by unusual nicknames: Kurloz refers to Gamzee as his invertebrother, and Meulin as his kittybitch.

Meenah, Aranea and Cronus have all expressed unease towards him, which is not entirely unfounded. He has no qualms with using his former matesprit Meulin as a puppet via his chucklevoodoos. That shouldn't be surprising however, as he is also aiding his lord in slaying all of his heretic friends.

His personality and Gamzee's are reflective of their roles as Prince and Bard; while Gamzee's ultimate motivations and allegiances are unknown, Kurloz's are more clear cut and sinister.

Relationships[]

Meulin Leijon[]

Kurloz and Meulin were in a matespritship prior to the events of the game, but have since split. Kurloz is mentioned to deeply regret deafening her, although she bears no ill will against him for it. As shown from Openbound, they remain friends and converse regularly; however, she remains unaware that he regularly uses her as a pawn for his religion by mind-controlling her. According to Aranea, Meulin sometimes expresses support for Kurloz's religion.

Mituna Captor[]

Mituna is Kurloz's moirail, but it is unclear which way this goes. On their only on-screen interaction, Mituna is jovial with Kurloz, calling him 8UDDY and complimenting his wardrobe.

Gamzee Makara[]

Kurloz has been shown to have entered a dark alliance with his dancestor Gamzee. Their interactions reveal little about the relationship between them except that Kurloz appears to serve as Gamzee's dogsbody, (ironic, given his class as a Prince and post-scratch title as The Grand Highblood) gathering various objects related to Caliborn and pieces of Gamzee's god tier robes. It is also clear that despite being older and probably stronger than his dancestor, Kurloz perceives Gamzee as his superior in at least one regard, and serves him ungrudgingly and without hesitation. Gamzee himself is less than positive about Kurloz's behaviour, but goes along with it for Caliborn's sake.

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Trivia[]

  • Meulin was the last person to hear his voice, in the form of a blood-curdling scream, which supposedly echoed the horror of the Vast Honk itself, leaving Meulin completely deaf. She has not been healed after dying, unlike Tavros, but neither have Kurloz and Mituna.
    • The fact that he screamed because of a nightmare is odd in itself. Being a Prospit dreamer, it's possible he screamed because of something he saw in the clouds of Skaia. It could have also been that he had not woken up on Prospit yet, and was being tormented in his sleep, much like John.
  • His title, Prince of Rage, and Cronus', Bard of Hope, are a swap of Gamzee's and Eridan's Bard of Rage and Prince of Hope respectively.
  • While Gamzee types in a darker color than the blood color of his caste, Kurloz's text color is a lighter shade.
  • Whether his telepathy and mind control are an extension on the same chucklevoodoos that Gamzee possesses or a separate class of power is unknown.
  • He and Kankri are the only trolls whose zodiac signs have not been seen somewhere on their outfits.
  • In the second part of Openbound, in which he was introduced, he was the only character not stood near a lusus. (Excluding Aranea and Meenah of course.)
    • This may tie in to how Gamzee's sea-goat lusus neglected him and was never around.
  • He seems to be the only character rendered in Openbound style that has a front view, not an angled view.
  • Kurloz's skeleton costume, the dark catacomb-like nature of the place he meets Gamzee in, his hidden dark side, and his mention of miracles may be references to the "Court of Miracles" scene from The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
    • His outfit resembles the costumes worn during the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival in Mexico. Also, Carlos is a common Spanish name which Karkat used to reference him once.
  • He, Mituna, and Meulin could represent the three wise monkeys in Japanese myth, in which case he would represent Iwazaru, who "speaks no evil".
  • While he was dating Meulin, he chewed off his own tongue out of grief after hurting her. This could be a play on the phrase "Cat got your tongue?"
  • He's most likely based off of the Haitian Loa of death/sex, Baron Samedi. Hence his make-up and skull motif, plus his chucklevoodoos. Baron Samedi is also a lifegiver, and 'you can't keep down the clown' may reference this.
  • It is hinted that he talked Cronus out of his religious belief of defeating Lord English sometime during their session.
  • Kurloz's post-scratch self, the Grand Highblood's title is often shortened to GHB, which is shared with the drug gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid, which is a psychoactive drug known to cause euphoria.
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