It has come to my attention that some of the newer Homestucks, and even some of the long time ones, are still having a bit of trouble understanding the relationships between the Alpha and Beta human kids, and even more confusingly, the relationships between the Alternian and Beforan trolls.

So I spent the past two hours making a couple of simple diagrams to explain the genetic and familial relationships between these groups. Hopefully this can clear up some confusion, and make it easier for all of us to understand what we’re talking about with these confusing teens.

When we all know what’s going on, it’s a lot easier to make theories, fan art, fan fictions, and roleplays that we can all enjoy.

If you see any misspellings, or have a legitimate reason you think I am wrong about something in either chart, please let me know.

“You are sitting under a tree in the school yard waiting for your bus when he approaches, and for a moment you don’t recognise him because he isn’t wearing a sweater or a turtleneck, but a long sleeved t-shirt and a scarf, his backpack slung over one shoulder rather than mounted squarely on his back.”

this was enough for me to sketch this schoolstuck!Kankri. still a troll, however.

Speculation about Beforus Ancestors (Aradia to Feferi in Pre-Scratch Universe)

The Alternian ancestors seem, by and large, to resemble the post-scratch kids than they do their pre-scratch self. For example, Mindfang is much more like Vriska than Aranea, the Dolorosa is way more like Kanaya than Porrim, Redglare is a lot more like Terezi than Latula, etc etc so on and so forth.

About the only times this breaks is for The Signless and Condesce (who are more like Kankri and Meenah rather than Karkat and Feferi), and possibly The Summoner. The Handmaid is a bit of a weird one, given that she existed in Alternia rather than Beforus, but she was likely a huge influence on Aradia’s interest in the dead.

A lot of this can be attributed to the kid trolls using knowledge of their ancestors as role models - both in terms of personality as well as in recreating relationships. Meanwhile, the relationships and personalities of their Beforus counterparts are very distinct from their Alternian selves.

What if the same logic applied and the Beforan ancestors are a lot more like the Alternian kid trolls in personality?

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