|Other Names||Cursed Gardener|
|Affiliation(s)||Union State of Evillious|
Tasan Party (formerly)
- "The end is near."
- ―Gammon Octo[src]
Gammon Octo, also known as the Cursed Gardener, was a USE soldier, the leader of the Tasan Party, and a descendant of Sateriasis Venomania. Losing his brother to Gallerian Marlon's misjustice, Gammon formed the anti-government organization in opposition to the blatant corruption. Years later, he came to Evil's Theater in search of the Venom Sword. Captured and nearly put to death, he was saved by the Waiter and became a choreman for the theater inhabitants.
- "Then... could you return that sword, at least that sword? It's been passed down through our family, it's a treasured heirloom!"
- ―Gammon asking Gallerian Marlon for the Venom Sword[src]
Gammon was born a member of the Octo Family and the younger brother of Nyoze in the Union State of Evillious sometime during the EC 900s, living in Levianta's Samadin region. Later on, Gammon became a sergeant general in the Leviantan military. After Nyoze was convicted by Dark Star Bureau Director Gallerian Marlon for murder during in EC 978, Gammon quit the military. He then attempted to set up a meeting with the judge for several days.
Unsuccessful in his endeavors, Gammon traveled to Gallerian's mansion that night, refusing to be sent away. After he pleaded with Gallerian that Nyoze was innocent, the judge threatened him with the ramifications of his words and he silently listened to his reasoning for Nyoze's guilty verdict. Gammon then tried to at least retake the Venom Sword from Gallerian's custody and failed, Gallerian forcing him to leave after.
Embittered, Gammon became president of the Tasan Party. After the death of his brother in December of EC 982, Gammon came in contact with Nyoze's lover and killer, Nemesis Sudou. Confirming Nyoze was set up as a hit by the corrupt Gallerian, he convinced the grieving assassin to swear vengeance against her master. The following year, Gammon attended the trial of Tony Ausdin and observed Gallerian give Tony a not-guilty verdict.
- "I carry this fearsome curse upon my body and, to undo the curse, the sword passed down from my ancestors was needed. I came to this forest, alone, to seek it."
- ―Gammon's "testimony"[src]
Following Gallerian's death in the Leviantan Civil War in August of EC 983, Gammon reformed his organization as a political movement in Elphegort. As the years progressed, the "Tasan Party" flourished in popularity under Gammon's leadership. After Nemesis was released from prison in EC 989, the party invited her into the organization and elected her as its vice leader below Gammon.
Later on, Gammon disappeared from the public eye. Discovering that the Venom Sword was allegedly in Evil's Theater along with the rest of Gallerian's fortune, Gammon entered Evil's Forest so that he could undo the curse plaguing his bloodline. After he arrived at the theater, he managed to elude the Master of the Graveyard and her servants; shortly after, he was trialed and sentenced to death by the Master of the Court. As he awaited his execution, the Waiter stepped forward and recruited him to be their choreman. With few other options, Gammon became the new "Gardener" of the theater, replacing the mage and playwright, Ma.
Afterward, Gammon began cleaning up after the residents and doing any jobs they needed of him. He also began helping Ma with creating screenplays about various characters related to the Seven Deadly Sins for the theater. Using his Purple Dream ability, he was able to detail the lives of his ancestors to better understand his curse; using the experiences he envisioned, the Cursed Gardener was able to adapt numerous historical events into screenplays.
Around this time, he had a dream envisioning the Master of the Court's future should her utopia be realized. Concerned about its relation to the world's destruction in EC 1000, he wrote down his vision as one of the screenplays, although the other theater residents paid it no mind when showed the screenplay. During his time there, Gammon learned that the Servants were merely copies of Hänsel and Gretel created from their remaining wills left in the Glass of Conchita. He was also made the replacement for the unawakened vessel of Lust.In EC 998, Gammon attended the "trial" held by the Master of the Court, searching for the vessel of Wrath, annoyed they didn't just have a normal meeting. During the assembly, he explained his need for the Venom Sword after being given permission by the Master of the Court. Later, Gammon was tasked with organizing the court "motions" for the Master of the Court and he reviewed the cases while reflecting on what they learned from each story.
Personality and TraitsEdit
- "I don't trust people who shout loudly about justice. How many of the weak have shed tears due to the shadow of worthless heroism?"
- ―Gammon's reaction to Red Shoe Parade[src]
Gammon acted melancholy and pessimistic, often sighing and despairing of the outcome of his or others' endeavors. As part of this, through the use of his Purple Dream ability, Gammon became concerned about the outcome of collecting the Seven Deadly Sins, believing that EC 1000 would herald the world's destruction. Despite this, he was not distressed by how he had become used to living in the theater with the inhuman inhabitants, although sometimes exasperated by their strange natures. He also considered himself different from humans, possibly due to his curse; being deeply concerned by this curse, Gammon even entered the dangerous Evil's Forest in hopes to cure it.
As a result, Gammon was interested in learning about his ancestry and origin using his prophetic ability. He was also very observant, taking notes on all he saw in the theater as well as formulating his own theories of the truths of history. He was also hostile towards the notion of "justice" and pointless heroics justifying an action, likely because of the corrupt justice system that executed his brother and in spite of his own role in the anti-government Tasan Party. Due to this, Gammon detested Gallerian Marlon, but held no ill will towards the Master of the Court for imitating her "father's" behavior.
Skills and AbilitiesEdit
- "But occasionally there may be a prophetic dream. Thus, I write it down. I thought it might be useful for something."
- ―Excerpt from Gammon's writings[src]
Gammon was trained in the Union State of Evillious military and attaining the rank of Sergeant General. Besides his military skills, he inherited his ancestor's prophetic dream ability he denominated as "Purple Dream", allowing him to dream events from either the past or future. His ability to peer into the past was assumed accurate, used to help construct the screenplays about past events with Ma. However, his ability to see the future was often inaccurate, estimating his vision about the alleged utopia having less than a fifty percent chance of being correct.
Although dubbed the "Gardener", Gammon's work at Evil's Theater ranged from tasks of choreman to that of a secretary, filing and organizing the transcripts for the Master of the Court's "court cases". He also had skills as a scriptwriter, collaborating with Ma in creating the screenplays of Evillious' past. Because of his visions and collaboration with Ma, Gammon became very knowledgeable of Evillious' history with the Seven Deadly Sins, creating several theories about the different people he envisioned.
Nyoze Octo: Gammon's brother. Gammon trusted Nyoze, in disbelief that his sibling had committed murder, and he cared about him deeply; he made several attempts to sway Gallerian's judgment of Nyoze as guilty and his death made Gammon bitter towards the concept of "justice" as someone's motive.
Gallerian Marlon: The man who condemned Gammon's brother. Gammon disagreed with Gallerian's judgment of his brother as guilty, although initially did not suspect him of any wrongdoing. After learning of Gallerian’s corruption, Gammon grew to detest him and his corrupt judgment of others.
Master of the Graveyard: A fellow member of Evil's Theater. Gammon initially saw the Master of the Graveyard as an obstacle towards getting the Venom Sword and eluded her. After becoming the Gardener, Gammon cohabited with her as with the rest of the inhabitants of Evil's Theater and was particularly curious about the nature of her Servants.
Master of the Court: A fellow member of Evil's Theater. Gammon acknowledged it was only her naivete and not real malice that allowed her to be manipulated into executing visitors, but disagreed with her idea of Utopia. In addition, he was exasperated with her adherence to trials rather than regular meetings, although Gammon was not willing to face the Master of the Court's anger if he spoke on the matter.
Waiter: A fellow member of Evil's Theater. Gammon thought of her as a spoiled girl, understanding her selfish reasons for saving him. As the chore boy, he would do some of her work around the theater and was curious about her resemblance to the Female Servant.
Ma: A fellow member of Evil's Theater and the previous Gardener. Gammon got along with Ma well enough to help her with her screenplays using his Purple Dream ability, learning more about the past via their relationship. He also served as her employee, tending to her garden. Despite this, he disagreed with her theory that utopia would result from the sins being gathered.
Sateriasis Venomania: Gammon's distant ancestor. Due to his actions, Gammon's bloodline was burdened with a curse that only the Venom Sword would be able to cure. The gardener showed an interest in learning about his heritage since making his way into the theater, learning about him using his Purple Dreams.
Lukana Octo: Gammon's distant ancestor. She birthed the tainted Octo line that would eventually come to Gammon.
Conceptualization and OriginEdit
- One definition for the word "gammon" is to speak misleadingly or deceptively.
- His surname is derived from the Greek and Roman prefix octo, meaning "eight".
- Gammon's name is partially inspired by the name of his representative Vocaloid, Gackpo, with both names sharing the first two letters.
- In Evil Food Eater Conchita, the Vocaloid Gackpo is credited as the "choreman" for the song, referencing Gammon's outcome as the Cursed Gardener; similarly, one of Père Noël's members, Sixth Venom, was labeled as being used for "chores".
- In the Evils Court booklet, Gammon does his job as a "clerk" via organizing the songs in the album and leaving his commentary for each "court case" from the Evils Court booklet.
- Due to their lineage to Duke Venomania, both Gammon and Nyoze had the potential to develop Hereditary Evil Raiser Syndrome and pass it onto future generations.