Father Gerät is the abbot of the Corbettite Depot Fortress of St. Szpac. He generally comes across as a sensible and pragmatic leader, dealing with Brother Ulm's rather hamfisted attempts at assassinating passenger Agatha, and then very grudgingly knuckling under when Tweedle appears on the scene with word that the relevant Pope has formally acknowledged Tweedle as the new Storm King. Tweedle in turn is impressed enough with the Father's intellect that he would make a good royal advisor; the fact that the Corbettite is not a member of Tweedle's family only increases his appeal.
Following the defeat of The Beast and the completion of the Corbettites' new super-train, Gerät is among the amazed witnesses when Tweedle suddenly , almost as if an invisible hand reached out and clonked him on the head with a blackjack.
Prosthetic Limbs Edit
Father Gerät is missing at least part of both of his arms. In their place he has mechanical prostheses. The left is fitted with a water nozzle, a more conventional grabbing implement, some sort of pincers or cutting pliers and a hand, while the right can present a hand (possibly four-fingered), a tentacle (with an illuminated tip), a double prong, and something that resembles a gavel or mallet.
While the rest of his body is concealed by his robes of office, his stance when ambulating strongly hints that more than just his arms have been replaced with mechanical apparatus.
Possible connection to the Heterodynes Edit
Possibly relevant outside information Edit
The abbot's name is from the German word "Gerät", which can be translated into English as "appliance", "device", "tool", "apparatus", or perhaps even "gadget".
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 left arm: nozzle (panel 3), grabber (panel 5)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 right arm: tentacle (panels 1, 2); left arm: pincers (panel 8)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 right arm: mallet (panel 3), hand (panel 8); left arm: pincers (panel 1), hand (panel 8)
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 right arm: hand (panels 4, 7), tentacle (panel 9)
- ↑ right arm: hand (panel 2)
- ↑ right arm: double prong (panel 1)
- ↑ Comment from anisosynchronic