Carapacians are not the filler characters. The players are.
Personally, I think Carapaces are the “Master Race."
They live forever so long as they aren’t like actually fucking killed. Even being mortally injured like WV; he didn’t die. Spades Slick is 1200 sweeps old when the universe dies. That is 2,600 years, people. Plus however long he lived on Derse. That is a LONG time.
They have perfect spacial memory and depth perception, are extremely efficient as far as building goes, and need little to no food or water for long periods of time.
And let’s think about this. Every universe that ever had a Sburb session had their world taken by Carapaces, and there are apparently countless worlds where that’s happened. Carpaces are taking over the fucking multiverse. Who’s really the filler here? The beings that start a planet for the Carpaces, that’s who. They’re a candle in the wind compared to the lifespan and impact Carapaces have.
But this brings up another point I’ve been meaning to get to. Who are really the bad guys here? The Dersites are against creation and the success of the players. Why? They would get another world to make their own, and the cycle begins again. The Horrorterrors (who are closely affiliated with the Dersites) do not really want this either. Why? As I said, the cycle would just keep going on and on and on, making more and more and more and more Carapacians and gradually exterminating all of the other beings in the universe (as most sessions aren’t successful.) It is very probable that the Horrorterrors and the Dersites innately want the cycle to end, which is why they all have an instinctual aversion to life iconography. I’m not saying that the Prospitians actually know what they’re doing, but they are on Skaia’s side, and Skaia wants to propagate itself.
Dersites are like Meenah (a Derse Dreamer), who can appreciate the finality of death. Rather than going on endlessly and pointlessly (from their perspective), things just end, and there is a peace to that. There would not be as many people suffering if so many people weren’t born. Dying, to Dersites, isn’t the big to do it is to Prospitians, where it marks the end of Life. It marks the end of usefulness and of suffering.
But as I said before, I don’t think every Dersite consciously believes this. I think it was the idea the original "programmers” of the game had for them as a driving force when they were created. I think most Carapacians as a whole just want to live and let live. And build. Build forts. Build Can Towns. Build Cities.
They (and Caliborn) are my favorites. They are every bit as important as the kids, if not more so. I’m so done hearing that they aren’t as important. You’re undermining both my, and the entire Carapace/Intermission Fandom’s feelings. CHECK YOUR PRIVILEGE!