What is the story behind the Seraphs?

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IN episode ISTHMUS CRYPTICUS Aeon stumbles apon two winged creatures called "Cerephs". I never understood the origin of these creatures, how Trevor came to have them and what role they play in the whole series. I know that there may not be answers to all these questions, but i would really like to know a little more.

-- Kay'lee Rodriguez (Radioactiveplm@aol.com), November 26, 2000


Pretty sure this was covered before. But there is 2 schools of thought. The first is that Trevor found them and the second, that he made (engineered) them. If you go to my sight you can see a few pictures of them from the original model sheets used to create the episode. just click on the lovely Una

-- William (stateofflux@yahoo.com), November 26, 2000.

This little drawing of Una with the pink frame around it is lovely to look at isn't it? Thanks for putting it on here.

-- Barb e. (Suesuesbeo@aol.com), November 29, 2000.

my pleasure :-)

-- William (stateofflux@yahoo.com), November 29, 2000.

Scroll down a little ways. My post "Seraphim Trev" gives some biblical info you might find interesting.

-- Frostbite (mbkrooks@bellsouth.net), November 29, 2000.

Here is a sentence from a message from Peter Chung, I found in the archives of Foozwak.

"The Seraph-Trevs are not aliens, they are either mystical or genetically engineered by Trevor (take your pick)."

so there you have it, straight from the master. And as we should know by now there is no answers (make them up yourself!) :-)

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-- William (stateofflux@yahoo.com), December 14, 2000.

I suspect that Trevor may have created the Seraph-trevs as a way to take his mind off of Aeon. Trevor would rather have a lover that he can control than one that he can't.

On a side note, writing Seraph-trev in the plural reminds me of something in Hebrew grammar called a smikhut, which the construction "Seraph-trev" seems to fit. If you go by the rules of the Hebrew language (which the word seraph is derived from), then the plural would be Seraphei-trev (this sounds more correct to me, as "Seraph-trev" sounds more like Hebrew to me than English). Anyway, I guess that's not really relevant, but it's something that occurred to me and I thought I'd mention it.

And now that I think about it more, perhaps there is relevance to this. If you treat "Seraph-trev" as a smikhut, it means "the seraph of trev", or "Trevor's Seraph" if you want to extend it a little. Makes me wonder if Todd French (who wrote the episode) knew any Hebrew...

-- Matthew Rebholz (matrebholz@yahoo.com), December 15, 2000.

Like Frostbite said in her earlier post, Seraph comes from the root for "burn". This applies to the story in a number of ways: Trevor seeks the Seraphim to "burn" away his attraction to Aeon, Una uses the male Seraph to do the same with Nerrick, Una is later "burned" by the male Seraph's dangerous insects, the death of the female Seraph leaves Trevor "burnt"...

As I look in my dictionary, a slightly different root that sounds like Seraph means "thought", "meditation", or "contemplation", all of which seem to reflect Trevor's use of the creatures. But that's a bit of a stretch, as the words really aren't related.

And, as far as I can tell, that's the Hebrew relation to all of this. :)

-- Matthew Rebholz (matrebholz@yahoo.com), December 15, 2000.

Whoops, one last, grammatically picky little Hebrew note. The plural is S'raphei-trev, not Seraphei-trev.

-- Matthew Rebholz (matrebholz@yahoo.com), December 15, 2000.

Wow! That's something I never even considered, Trevor looking to escape his attraction to Aeon. Either it's true or you are a true romantic, Mathew. However, it makes Denise's line 'nice wings...will you fly me there?'even a little harder for him to take, doesn't it? Didn't you just love her story about those lines? Trevor sure picked himself a hard time when he fell in love with Aeon, that 'comedy' was as dark as it was comical.

-- Barb e. (Suesuesbeo@aol.com), December 15, 2000.

Itsn't a Seraph an angel? If it is, would it stand to reason that the are Serraph-Trev because they are trevors angel?

-- Nadar (nadar@BigPoppaPump.zzn.com), December 16, 2000.

"Angel" is another word in Hebrew, but "seraph" is a category of angel from what I understand. Yeah, I think it fits well, "Trevor's angel".

-- Matthew Rebholz (matrebholz@yahoo.com), December 16, 2000.

Ohmygod, ? Trevor's Angels!!!

-- Barb e. (Suesuesbeo@aol.com), December 21, 2000.

This is the first time this forum has seen a pop culture refence, as far as I know. Charlie has nothing up on Trevor.

-- nadar (nadar@BigPoppaPump.zzn.com), December 21, 2000.

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