Name; Karkat Vantas.
(He's an asshole. AND HE TYPES LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME. But he'll still
talk to you and be your friend. He's like an angry magnet.)
Karkat Vantas, also known by his Trollian handle carcinoGeneticist, is
one of the Trolls. His associated zodiac sign is Cancer (♋) and he
has nubby horns. He types in light gray with all caps and near-perfect
His Trollian handle is a play on the medical term "carcinogenesis"
which is the development of cancer in the body, and "carcinology", the
study of crustaceans. Vantas is a prostate cancer treatment drug, and
Karkat is "Karkata", the Hindu astrological equivalent of Cancer,
minus one letter. Additionally, his name may be drawn from "Karkinos",
a giant crab who fought Hercules of myth, also the origin of the
Cancer astrological sign. His online handle is particularly nefarious
sounding, implying genetic engineering and carcinogenic factors. Later
Karkat tries to think of a title more befitting of him considering the
apparently doomed life he created via Ectobiology. Ironically he can't
think of the obvious choice present in his trollian handle.
His weapon of choice is a sickle. This is most likely to contrast or
even complement John's hammerkind, as the hammer and sickle are the
symbols of communism. It may also be a reference to sickle cell
disease, or anemia, a sickness of the blood.
Karkat is the leader of the Red Team, and later of the joined teams.
Incredibly rude individual.