|Title/Rank:||Bard of Rage|
|Status:||Alive, may or may not be under mind control at any given point; it's getting hard to tell.|
|Relationships:||former moirailallegiance with Karkat Vantas, former kismessitude with Terezi Pyrope, probably unrequited crush on Tavros Nitram.|
|Other:||associated zodiac sign: capricorn, blood colour: indigo/purple.|
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Gamzee, as a purpleblood, is quite high on the troll Hemospectrum, though he seems to be largely oblivious to what this ought to mean and has stated he has trouble remember which caste is which. Upon introduction, Gamzee is friendly, ditzy, and near-constantly stoned on sopor slime, as well as a member of a 'rather obscure cult' which resembles the troll equivelent of juggalos. Later on, Gamzee's belief in this cult would be shattered by Dave Strider which, coupled with withdrawal symtoms from the lack of sopor, brought out a homicidal streak in the formerly placid troll, referred to by fans as 'sober Gamzee', killing Equius Zahhak and Nepeta Leijon before Karkat intervened, forming an uneasy moirallegiance with him. It was later revealed that Gamzee has been assisting Homestuck villain Lord English, and later still that he had been under the mind-control of Aranea Serket, leaving his true motives and the level of autonomy he had over his actions previous in the comic somewhat ambiguous.
Fandom reaction to Gamzee varies wildly, some seeing him as purely evil or 'psycho'; others as a maniuplated, mentally unstable woobie, and others still preferring a more nuanced perspective somewhere between these two.