Clive Barker, Todd McFarlane
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Tortured Souls: Animae Damnatae Wikipedia
Tortured Souls is a novelette written by Clive Barker and included with the Tortured Souls series of collectible figures that he designed with Todd McFarlane in 2001. Each chapter was included separately with the series 1 figures. Clive Barker designed a second series of these figures in 2002, and they were also released by Todd McFarlane.
The story was broken into six parts, each corresponding to the figure with which it was packaged. The order is as follows:Book 1 - Agonistes: The Secret Face of Genesis
Book 2 - Scythe Meister: The Assassin Transformed
Book 3 - Lucidique: The Avenger
Book 4 - Talisac: The Surgeon of the Sacred Heart
Book 5 - Venal Anatomica: The Hunter of Primordium
Book 6 - Mongroid: The Second Coming
Agonistes is a mysterious manipulator of flesh. It was he who turned Krieger and Lucidique into monsters.
Zarles Krieger/Scythe Meister
Daughter of a senator, after witnessing his death she shows Zarles Krieger where Agonistes resides. Shortly after Scythe Meister killed the emperor, Krieger's former boss sent his sons to capture and interrogate Lucidique about Scythe Meister. Lucidique was murdered in the desert, but Agonistes turned her into a monster. Soon thereafter, she killed her murderer and went back home to find The Scythe Meister and fell in love with him. She witnessed his death at the hands of Venal Anatomica, and in retribution blinded Venal Anatomica, leaving him to wander helplessly through Primodium.
A nine-foot-tall monster made of rotten flesh, Venal Anatomica was one of Dr. Talisac's failures. Montefalco wished it to be completed in order to get rid of the two monsters (The Scythe-Meister and Lucidique) which were haunting Primodium. Strong and apparently immune to pain, Venal Anatomica succeeded in killing The Scythe Meister, but was overcome by Lucidique, who blinded him. Venal then spent the rest of his life eating bodies from a graveyard.
Tortured Souls: Animae Damnatae is the story of six Cenobite-like creatures: Agonistes, a transformer of people into monsters who may be a creation of God; the Scythe-Meister, an assassin created by Agonistes to bring a corrupt empire to its knees; Lucidique, the daughter of a slain senator who is strangely falling in love with the Scythe-Meister; Talisac, a twisted doctor who has impregnated and attached himself to a strange machine; Venal Anatomica, a hulking assassin with an inhuman bloodlust; and Mongroid, Talisac's soon-to-be born child with a huge mouth in his stomach.
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