Characters/Diva (Cretaria)

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A.K.A.: The Termite Queen
Current Age: ???
Birthdate: ???
Height: 178 cm (About 5'10")
Japanese Seiyuu: Soumi Yoko
English Voice-Actor: Melissa Williamson

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This character only appears in this timeline.

Given that she's given less than ten minutes of total screen time, there really isn't much to say about the Termite Queen. She is apparently the leader of the White Bugrom that exist on Creteria in much the same way that Diva is the leader of the Bugrom on El-Hazard. She very strongly resembles her alternate, as well, differing primarily in hair and eye color, hairstyle, and choice of dress. Also like Queen Diva, she can speak Japanese (English, in the dub, natch), though her vocabulary seems limited to only a few words. She identifies herself as Diva, but only after Katsuhiko Jinnai refers to her by that name.

When she first appears, she wastes no time in cuddling up to Jinnai in a VERY affectionate manner, possibly implying that she wishes his... um... aid in procreating her species, much as Queen Diva does. (Man, some guys have all the luck with bug women.) When he seems resistant, though, she tries to take a rather vicious bite out of him, indicating that her desire is more carnivorous than carnal, a possibility strengthened by the fact that her people have spent the past four episodes fattening him up like a Thanksgiving turkey. Perhaps she wants to fulfill both desires. At any rate, we're never given a chance to find out, as Jinnai makes a break for it while he still can, leaving the Termite Queen behind.

When he does, though, we are given one, final glimpse into her true nature, as the Queen transforms into her true form, a larger version of a Termite Bugrom with an enormously distended abdomen (presumably for egg-laying). The human-looking form was apparently nothing more than an illusion, generated to lull Jinnai into a false sense of security. This leads to a large number of questions. Did she somehow pull the illusion of Jinnai's Diva from Jinnai's memory? Or is this another hint that the White Bugrom have some kind of connection to the Bugrom of El-Hazard? And, perhaps most disturbing, does this imply that the beautiful form that Queen Diva possesses is ALSO an illusion, and that her true form is as insectoid as those of her people? If that is the case, then Jinnai may one day be in for a very rude surprise...



Portions of this page originally belonged to The Wanderers' Guide to El-Hazard: The Magnificent world, co-authored by Jason Bertovich (Makoto) and Aaron Ziegler (Spanner).

The original page is no longer available on-line.
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