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The newcomers have reconnected with the clean-burning efficiency of seasons one and two, trimming away many of the distracting subplots in which the show had latterly become entangled. He begged the Saint of Killers not to kill him, and attempted to bargain with the Saint by telling him that he would restore his family if he let him sit upon his throne once more, but the Saint of Killers chose "rest" instead and fired, killing God. First, Emily is hit by an inattentive driver, putting her in a medical coma. However, as this walk across the desert begins, Roland is in possession of an artifact called The Horn of Eld. For one thing, explaining the show to someone who knows nothing about it would take 20 minutes.

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Digital Advertisers Hope to Better Dynamically Segment Audiences AI might prove beneficial in this effort, as well as by dynamically powering creative. A new report from Common Sense Media [download page] offers data suggesting that teens are communicating After climbing by 1.

ROI is growing as a primary metric, but some channels are proving difficult to measure. And how does Amazon compare with Google in terms of product search share and time from search to purchase?

September 16, Want to predict which new technologies will have a chance to gain widespread adoption in the coming years? One way might be to look at how people rely on technology today and might in the future, as revealed in a recent report [pdf] from Intel.

It's a toss-up, but there's strong support for video, webinars and research. September 14, Websites, blogs and social media are perceived to be effective channels through which to market content to prospective customers, according to a report from Ascend2 [download page].

But none are quite as popular as email, which can be integral to Parents are more excited about technologies than non-parents, and more likely to own AI technologies. Predictably, youth are more enthusiastic about tech than their Pay-TV providers continue to face cord-cutting behavior from consumers, but Q2 — just like Q1 — turned out to be slightly less painful again than in the year-earlier period.

September 12, Online and offline conversations are estimated to drive almost one-fifth of consumer sales in the US. What about that other half? September 11, Google has well and truly taken the lead over Facebook as a referral traffic source to online articles.

But recent data from Parse. Personalization is all the rage these days — with a primary goal being to enable 1-to-1 communication. A new survey from Selligent Marketing Cloud gives one reason why marketers — who are yet to move to individualized campaigns — may want September 10, The latest biannual iteration of The CMO Survey [pdf] was recently released, and it contains some interesting — and at times sobering — statistics about the direction of marketing budgets and measurement.

Here are 3 takeaways from the report that Online Sources Growing for Video Content Discovery Word-of-mouth remains the top way by which people discover full-length video content, though.

But as a new report from Nielsen [download page] reveals, online ads and social media platforms are growing in stature as sources of video content awareness September 7, B2B marketers appear to be integrating account-based marketing into their efforts at a greater rate this year than last, research from Bizible [download page] has found. This year more than one-third Cord-cutting is a big story these days — and rightly so.

Retail Spending Grows by 5. Where Are Americans Spending More? Jewelry stores enjoyed a big bump, while it remains a tough scene for office supplies stores.

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Two sweet boys who are ready to find their forever home. Tuesday, September 18 6: Tuesday, September 11 9: Tuesday, August 28 9: Arseface eventually tracks down Jesse outside of a diner, where Jesse uses his abilities to force Arseface to acknowledge his father's true nature. He travels with Jesse until he is called on stage during Mardi Gras because of his looks, and ends up becoming a singing hit despite being unintelligible.

Under the guidance of his manager, Gene Sergeant, Arseface becomes a national singing superstar, and Sergeant uses various controversies, such as drawing attention to copycat suicides by fans attempting to emulate their idol, and insulting the Pope , to keep him popular.

At the height of the controversies, Sergeant takes all of his money and leaves. Arseface, now broke and widely loathed, travels the country once again. His travels eventually lead him to the town of Salvation, Texas, where he encounters people bullying Lorie Bobbs. He drives off her tormentors, and the two fall in love due to Lorie's visual disorder causing her to see Arseface as incredibly handsome. When Lorie asks why he would have any interest in her, he remarks 'beggars can't be choosers.

He also befriends Custer's one-armed mother, who has a maternal interest in Lorie. In the show, his full name is revealed as Eugene Root. Skeeter is a dog. Jesse Custer met Skeeter at a gas station on his way to track down his girlfriend, Tulip. Skeeter tried to "play" with a visiting police officer, and got a kick for his troubles.

When Custer confronted the officer, he ended up punching the man right through the windshield of his patrol car. Skeeter and Custer were inseparable after that, and took a long journey around the country together. Skeeter was an intelligent dog, and helped save Custer's life several times. He also took to Custer's friends, making him a very well-liked part of the group. Angels have limited amount of interaction with humans in the series, but their universal trait seems to be a remarkable ineffectiveness.

God created the angels to serve Him and to act as His emissaries on Earth. In , the Seraphi angel that fathered Genesis falls to Earth for the sin of having sex with a demon and is captured by the Grail.

It is later revealed that God controlled them both in order to create Genesis. Used by Starr and the Allfather, he provides them with intelligence about Heaven and God. He reveals the true origin of Genesis to Jesse, and is killed by God shortly thereafter. They first meet Jesse during his confrontation with Hugo Root and the Saint of Killers and are forced by him to reveal that God has abdicated His throne, beginning Jesse's quest to find the Almighty.

They show up in the final arc, having fallen so far that Fiore is snorting cocaine and deBlanc is having sex with a woman. Jesse storms into their casino and asks for information regarding Genesis and the fall, which they provide.

Billy Bob comes from a poor, severely inbred family living in the swamp, and expects to follow the family tradition of marrying his sister. Both Billy Bob and Lorie share a deformity, a bare patch of skin where the left eye should be located. When Billy Bob happens upon T.

When Jesse is released and goes to the Bobbs home to tell them about Billy Bob's death and apologize, they angrily reject him. Lorie Bobbs, Billy Bob's sister, finds her way to the town of Salvation, where she works in the town bar. Her inbreeding also results in a visual condition where she sometimes sees one object as something else, although this doesn't seem to affect her life negatively. When Arseface arrives in the town, he protects her from an attack by visiting drunken rednecks.

She eventually falls in love with Arseface, who appears to be very attractive because of her visual delusions coupled with the fact that he saved her from a pack of thugs.

John Tool is a police detective in New York City who refers to himself as "the unluckiest cop in the world. His luck changes when he investigates the Reaver-Cleaver case, as it is he who discovers the killer's hideout and is given credit for the killer's capture and death, although Jesse was the one who actually caused his death by using his power, saying the word "Die", while punching the killer in the face.

His poor luck returns, as it is mentioned in an afterword that he later loses both arms in a window glazing accident. Paul Bridges is John Tool's partner, and unlike Tool, is seen as a "supercop.

It is later revealed that Bridges himself is homosexual, and enjoys feeling pain as well as dishing it out; this is best seen when Jesse walks in on him getting whipped while handcuffed to a table dressed in leather.

After Tool discovers his secret lifestyle, Bridges quits the police force. After he leaves the force, it seems that Bridges dove headfirst into his sadomasochistic fantasies and is last seen cold calling Tool from a sex dungeon while dressed in a gimp suit.

Karl, Ernie, and Cyrus Chunt are a trio of sibling cannibals who find Starr after his helicopter crashes in the desert following the battle in Monument Valley. Karl and Ernie eat and cook people they find; when Starr regains consciousness, they have already eaten his leg. Cyrus is mentally handicapped and unable to communicate, but asks Starr to wipe his anus after defecating through actions and the word "wub.

Si Coltrane is a friend of Cassidy whom he met at Woodstock at the age of sixteen. He works in New York City as a freelance journalist, and is investigating the Reaver-Cleaver case, getting information from Tool and Bridges for his reports. It is later revealed that Coltrane himself is the Reaver-Cleaver, who first became a murderer after accidentally running over someone; His guilt was soon replaced by laughter as he believed it was fun to kill people and get away with it.

He attempts to have Cassidy killed in his apartment when he gives his hideout's location to the police, frame Jesse for his crimes, kill Tulip, and give himself part of the credit for solving his own murders. He is killed when Jesse uses the word and orders him to die, although it appears that Jesse kills him simply by punching him in the face.

Christina Custer is Jesse Custer's mother. She meets John Custer, a Marine recently returned from Vietnam, as an anti-war protester. She spits in his face, but later apologizes, leading to a relationship. They are forced to marry by Christina's mother and told never to leave under the threat of death. During an attempt to escape, John is shot to death by Jody, who works for the L'Angelle family. She later protests the punishment of Jesse, which leads to Marie ordering Jody to shoot her.

She manages to escape, though her skull is cracked open by a reflexive [ clarification needed ] shot and she loses her left arm to an alligator. She is rescued by hunters, though she is brain damaged, which leaves her in a persistent vegetative state for many years. She later recovers, though she has amnesia and believes her name is "Jodie".

She makes her way back to Salvation, recovers her memories slowly, and eventually remembers everything after Jesse says "Mom". Jesse's father; a United States Marine and veteran of the Vietnam War ; his uniform indicates that he served in the 3rd Marine Division.

As he was killed by Jody in , Jesse has very few memories of his father other than that he was a caring man who did everything he could to protect his family. John was also a big fan of John Wayne , and often took Jesse to see his movies despite Jesse being so young this serves as a catalyst for Jesse's image of Wayne as his guardian angel. Jesse learns of his father's experiences in Vietnam through Billy Baker, John's best friend when he was in the Marines.

Baker informs Jesse that John and everyone else in his unit received Zippo lighters engraved "Fuck Communism" from John Wayne himself who was visiting Vietnam to boost morale. Baker later tells Jesse that John saved his life, carrying him over one hundred kilometers of enemy territory, and in the process sabotaged a company -strength Vietcong attack. They were both saved by the United States Army; John's heroic actions resulted in him being awarded the Medal of Honor.

When John returned home from the war, he attempted to ask Christine L'Angelle where to catch his bus.

As Christine was traveling with a group of anti-war hippies, she initially assumed John to be a military thug and spit in his face, calling him a "babykiller".

The two later make up, and begin a romantic relationship which ultimately leads to Jesse's birth. Years later, Christine was tracked down by Jody and T. They are then taken to Angelville, where Christina's mother Marie forces them to marry. After spending years in Angelville, John decides that he is tired and wants to get his family out.

However, they are caught and John is shot dead by Jody before a five-year-old Jesse. Jesse would tell Tulip later in life that he never cried after this as Jody insulted him for crying at his father's death.

Jesse bears a great deal of physical resemblance to his late father, so much so that Billy Baker initially mistook him for his father when first meeting him.

Jesse learned a great deal from his father, such as to judge people by what's in them rather than on the outside. Very little is known of John's life prior to the Vietnam War, other than that his father was a Marine who fought in the Pacific Theater during World War II which inspired him to enlist.

It can be assumed that his parents were dead, as Jesse mentions that John never went back home after meeting Christine because there wasn't much for him to return to. Unlike the comics, he was a preacher himself in the same church of Jesse, in Annville. The official deputy of the town of Salvation, an African-American woman who becomes Jesse's aide-de-camp as well as retaining her Deputy role when he becomes sheriff.

Initially dubious of his abilities and intentions, she starts to like him when he shows absolute fearlessness against the evil Odin Quincannon, especially when he uses a check by Quincannon to hire a secretary and buy her a powerful rifle.

During his stay, she begins to fall in love with him, but realizes that he's in love with someone else. She becomes the new sheriff when he leaves. Allfather D'Aronique is the formal leader of the Grail organization, being the th to hold the title, and Jesse Custer's distant uncle. He is barely mobile because of his extreme weight, which requires to be carried about by retainers.

D'Aronique is also bulimic , and uses an ivory stick in the shape of two fingers to induce vomiting. Because his subordinates are all too loyal or afraid of him to question anything he does, he has no compunction about messily gorging himself with food and then vomiting all over himself in front of others.

Despite his seemingly hapless appearance, D'Aronique is both highly intelligent and absolutely ruthless, albeit very pious and fully believing in the cause of The Grail and the potential of the messiah. He requires multiple world leaders to call him daily and thank him for preserving their power. In Preacher 61, it is revealed that the Allfather of the Grail answers to an elite council of seven men in le Saint-Marie, who are the power behind the throne of the entire organization.

Herr Starr has all seven of these men assassinated with chlorine gas. Jesus DeSade is a millionaire hedonist who believes in pursuing every sexual fantasy, no matter how perverted.

He engages in activities such as drug dealing, zoophilia , and child pornography. DeSade is also known for throwing wildly hedonistic parties for Hollywood's elite, where literally no fetish or sexual perversion is left unpursued. Jesse and his friends crash one of the parties, initially amused by the kinky and perverse but largely harmless antics of DeSade's guests. Jesse discovers DeSade's intention to make a pornographic film involving a child, and after rescuing the boy Jesse beats DeSade savagely, telling him that he will be waiting when DeSade gets out of jail.

Although he has the mannerisms and speech pattern of John Wayne, it was stated in the comic that the real John Wayne wasn't dead when the Duke first appeared to Custer. He stays with him off and on throughout his life. He offers companionship when Jesse is being punished in the coffin. He abandons Jesse when he falls in lockstep to his evil grandmother's wishes.

He provides encouragement at other times. At times, the Duke provides information that Jesse could not have known himself and acts as a deus ex machina in order to advance the plot line.

When Jesse goes to confront Cassidy at the Alamo during the last book of the series, the Duke tells Jesse that he's proud of him and disappears. Jesse's father John was an avid John Wayne fan and let him watch Wayne movies much to the displeasure of Christina. This lighter was stolen by Jody after killing John Custer, and Jesse retrieved it some time later when he killed Jody. Jesse also encounters a man with an identical lighter, who served with John and who tells Jesse stories from the war.

It reappears throughout the series and bears the words "Fuck Communism" engraved on the front. It is implied several times in the series that the Duke is actually the spirit of Jesse's father, watching over him and providing guidance. Eccarius is introduced in the one-shot "Blood and Whiskey", and he is a native of New Orleans and the only other vampire in the series.

He meets Cassidy at some undisclosed time in the past. He styles himself after the more romantic gothic image of vampires, wearing frilly clothes and speaking in an erudite manner. He was drunk when he was bitten by the vampire who turned him, so he has no idea who it was. He has only been a vampire for ten years at the point of the story, and he shows a massive lack of genuine knowledge about vampires and their weaknesses - he doesn't realize that he can consume things other than blood, nor that sunlight is the only real weakness they have.

He portrays himself as a vampire cliche, putting on all the affectations of fictionalized vampires, but not being terribly intelligent; when Cassidy calls him a "wanker", he initially thinks it's a corruption of "wampyr". The fact that Cassidy jokes about what Eccarius takes seriously is a constant source of tension.

In the basement of his mansion reside a group of "followers" revealed to be rich kids that are interested in vampires who treat Eccarius as something of a lord. Calling themselves Les Enfants du Sang , they drink the blood of willing members as a pastime and take an intense interest in Cassidy when it is revealed he is a vampire. Cassidy is disgusted, calling Eccarius a self-obsessed egotist and breaking the jaw of one follower.

There appears to be an informal "inner circle", composed of members who want to be turned by Eccarius into vampires: Mako, Lili, and later Jonathan. Then there is a loose grouping of members just in it for the dressing up and drinking blood part. These are not terrifically intelligent, and are used as cannon fodder by higher echelon members. All the members show varying degrees of being disconnected with reality; when some of them try to kidnap Tulip years later, they act the part of vampires fully.

They bring knives, she packs a gun. It doesn't end well for them. Eccarius is killed by Cassidy during their first meeting after Eccarius has drained a follower of all her blood.

Eccarius, truly, was aware of the naivete of Les Enfants du Sang. He reveals that he kills them under the pretense of turning them into vampires, but drains them completely of their blood instead. He brags that he had killed "hundreds". Cassidy knocks him out and crucifies him to the roof of a Church, exposing him to full sunlight and killing him.

This causes the cult to take up a vendetta years later when Cassidy, Tulip, and Jesse come to New Orleans to request the aid of a Voodoo priest to find out more about Genesis.

The cult is killed by Jesse and Tulip - Cassidy is beheaded early in the fight, but survives - and Jonathan is mortally wounded when Jesse shoves his katana sword into his anus, and Lili suffering a gunshot wound inflicted by Tulip falls onto the protruding katana blade.

The fight results in the death of the priest's girlfriend and sets up a vendetta against Cassidy by the grief-stricken priest. Eccarius is portrayed by Adam Croasdell in season 3 of the TV show adaptation. He is depicted as far more powerful than his comic book counterpart and demonstrates numerous vampiric abilities that Cassidy does not possess, including flight, hypnosis, and shapeshifting.

The Genesis entity is the result of the mating of an angel and a demon.

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