Not to be confused with his younger self, Caliborn.
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|“||Girl. You there, girl. Girl, quit all this scurrying around. Do you believe you can escape me before I arrive? How do you expect to outrun me when I am already here?||„|
|~ Lord English|
Lord English is one of the main antagonists (alongside with The Condesce and Doc Scratch) of the webcomic Homestuck. He is an indestructible demon summoned at the end of the universe, although his time travel abilities allow him to appear prior to his actual summoning. He apparently cannot be destroyed by ordinary means, but only through the exploitation of a number of time-based glitches and loopholes.
Not much is known about Lord English. That small info is taken from the MSPA Wikia ITSELF due to English's mysterious nature and origin.
The Midnight Crew Intermission introduced English as the leader of The Felt.
The pool balls that appear together on each frame of his eyes are paired like Quarters' coins; 1 and 11, 2 and 12, 3 and 13, 4 and 14, 5 and 15, 6 and 9, 7 and 10 and finally, two eight balls. The significance of this (if any) has yet to be seen. However, 111 is an arc number for Act 6, while 6 and 9 have been used to refer to the "sym69l" of The Signless. Meanwhile, 8 is the sum of 4, 1 and 3.
When the Handmaid tries to escape from Doc Scratch's manor, Lord English intercepts her and takes her into his service.
Interestingly, during English's summoning the parts of Scratch's genetic code that were written in the troll's Flarp rulebooks occur. The grandfather clock "t1CK"sand "t0ck"s. After which the "8r8k H34DS" occurs as Scratch's head breaks. Then English proceeds to "honk HONK".
As of this panel, English has somehow entered Andrew Hussie's home (possibly through the Fourth Wall that Hussie used to enter Scratch's home) and seemingly destroyed the Hussiebot.
Immediately after killing Hussie, English enters his sarcophagus and flies through the Furthest Ring. He lands inside a dream bubble containing the doomed timeline versions of the pre-scratch kids and post-scratch trolls. Using the White Wand, he conjures a beam of energy that bursts from his mouth, killing the doomed-timeline characters and destroying the bubble in an explosion visually reminiscent of shattering glass.
English then uses Lil Cal as a vessel and possesses him. Using Cal's body, English is able to possess Jack Noir when Jack looks at Cal. Now in Jacks body, English fires a rainbow energy blast at Prospects moon and destroys it. He then goes up to fight both Dirk Strider and Roxy Lalonde. Before attacking them with a crowbar, Jade Harley interrupts the fight. English then leaves. Dave Strider and Dirk are currently waiting for English to come to them in order to finish him off once and for all.
As English flies around in Jacks body, he is spotted by Spades Slick. Spades Slick realizes it's English and charges at him for a chance of revenge. English is changed by Slick until they bump into Dirk, Dave, and Terezi. Both Slick and English prepare to fight everyone.
Meanwhile, Lord English from a previous session goes into a dream bubble filled with a ghost army ready to fight him.
Union Jack gets Dirk Strider into a choke-hold before Spades Slick gets Union Jack in a choke-hold. Dave Strider than finishes all three of them off by cutting off all of there heads while they were in a straight line. Union Jacks death caused a black hole which sucked Gamzee Makara in it.
Lord English fights off the Ghost Army, killing them off one by one with little effort. Aradia Megido then freezes him in time, which gives the ghost and advantage at attacking him. When Lord English is able to move again, he is attacked by Davepetasprite but manages to knock them down. Afterward, Vriska Serket opens a treasure chest which contained the juju to defeat Lord English. Lord English's fate is left ambiguous, however, it is presumed he is sucked inside of the juju and remains there for the end of time, or blasted by the juju into the black hole created by the destruction of the green sun.
|“||HOW DO YOU EXPECT TO OUTRUN ME WHEN I AM ALREADY HERE||„|
|~ Lord English|
It is hinted that although English is an adult cherub physically, he may still be a child mentally. Andrew confirms this, saying that he used the dream self-game mechanic to dominate his sister in an unnatural way, meaning he was missing critical maturation from living with her. This unnatural predomination is actually why he lacks wings.
Powers and Abilities
English owns a Cairo Overcoat that represents the space/time continuum and gets damaged when time-related things get out of hand. The Cairo Overcoat can turn into an Egyptian sarcophagus, which English can entomb himself in order to travel throughout time once inside a universe. More recently, English has been shown to have in his possession a golden scepter, atop of which is an orb, glowing with multiple colors, that possibly represents the Green Sun. This scepter seemingly demonstrates a more controlled form of Weapon/Object Duality, as it has been shown to morph into a golden assault rifle. Hussie met his end by this transforming scepter. He also possesses Calliope's wand, which, with the help of it, has used to destroy the dream bubbles, along with the many dead selves of all the Homestuck characters.
In other media
- English makes a brief appearance in the fan video Mambostuck. English is roaring down at Jake English, Dirk Strider, Jane Crocker, and Roxy Lalonde who were fighting him at the moment.
- English makes another brief appearance in another fan video named Lullaby For The Gods English appears behind Doc Scratch for less then 10 seconds before the screen turns static and the video changed to another scene.
- English makes yet another brief appearance in yet another fan video titled RIP everyone [Homestuck MEP]. English takes a depressed Handmaid into his service and the text "Cold is the hand on the Angel of death" appear in that scene.
- English is named after the pool term 'english', meaning spin on the cue ball (which refers to his relationship with Doc Scratch, who represents the cue ball). Calliope indirectly references this when they stated that they like the planet Uranus because of its unusual rotation compared to other planets, but can't remember the technical term for said rotation.
- His name may also have drawn inspiration from the phrase "The devil is an Englishman", similar to how "Old Scratch" is a folk name for the devil.
- In the Intermission, English's name appears as Lord English, without the flashing pool ball sequence replacing the "o" in Lord. It doesn't appear until Doc Scratch's introduction in Act 5 Act 1.
- English is a Lord of Time, which is reminiscent of Doctor Who, in which the main character one of a spacetime-travelling alien race called Time Lords (and who is later responsible for the destruction of his species).
- "Lord English" has eleven letters, which ties in with the Cherubs' relation to the number eleven.