Ares sends his regards, motherfucker.
— Morning Star, Chapter 24

Trigg ti Nakamura was a Gray Legionnaire in Legio XIII Dracones. Born in Goodhope, South Pacifica, he was the younger brother of Holiday ti Nakamura and engaged to Ephraim ti Horn. He was a member of the Sons of Ares and aided in Darrow's escape from Adrius' Prison in Attica. He was speared and thrown off the mountainside by Aja au Grimmus before reinforcements for Darrow's escape could arrive.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Darrow describes Trigg to have a lopsided smile and a boyish face.

He has two gold teardrops tattooed under his eyes, indicating he's killed two Golds in his time with Legio XIII Dracones. He also has the tattoo of Legio XIII Dracones on his neck; an XIII clutched by a sea dragon with a pile of ash under the numerals on his neck.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Involvement[edit | edit source]

Note: Years are based on the Unofficial Red Rising Wiki Timeline.

Life in Goodhope, South Pacifica[edit | edit source]

Meeting Ephraim[edit | edit source]

  • Two Years into the Legion

Trigg travels to a bar South of Hyperion City Center, decorated in tiki torches. He orders a glass of spiked milk, which after taking a drink from, accidentally spills it down the back of the neck of another Gray. The Gray, Ephraim, turns around to punch him, but instead starts laughing at Trigg's milk mustache and wide, apologetic eyes. They sat and talked until the bar closed down for the night.

Joining the Sons of Ares[edit | edit source]

  • December 16th, 737 PCE

His platoon was sent to raid a Pink breeding facility known as the Hysperia Gardens as part of a coordinated purge by Octavia against reformers in the Society government. Without the Grays' knowledge, their standard combat stimulants were replaced with Zoladone to ensure they would comply with every order they were given. With their empathy suppressed by the drug, he and his unit butchered men, women, and children whose only crime was possessing compromising information about key members of Octavia’s regime. After the killing was done, he and his squad melted the remains with acid.

When the effects of the Zoladone wore off, he was horrified by what he had done and attempted suicide. His sister Holiday stopped him, and convinced him to join the Sons of Ares as a means of atonement for the blood on his hands.[1]

Darrow's Rescue[edit | edit source]

  • March, 743 PCE

After gaining evidence of Darrow still being alive, acting leader of the Sons of Ares, Sevro au Barca, sends Trigg and Holiday to reveal their loyalty to The Rising and rescue Darrow from being transported to Luna for dissection.

A Martyr's Legend[edit | edit source]

  • After 751 PCE (Presumably)

A monument depicting Trigg holding a shield over Darrow's cowering body is constructed in Attica on the landing pad where he was killed. Donations are placed at the base of the statue; lit candles, flowers, baubles, and seashells and other totems of South Pacifica.

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Family[edit | edit source]

Holiday ti Nakamura[edit | edit source]

Ephriam ti Horn[edit | edit source]

Allies[edit | edit source]

Sevro au Barca[edit | edit source]

Darrow O'Lykos[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "Stay close. Nut to butt, sir. Don't be shy." - Morning Star, Chapter 5

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Trigg was originally planned to be part of a trio with Darrow and Sevro after the death of Ragnar, but was killed off, because "You can't have Aja in a scene without someone dying."[2]
  • Trigg is the first character to use the word "fuck" in the Red Rising Saga.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Dark Age, Chapter 21
  2. Reddit, Dark Age AMA, July 26, 2019
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