|“||Leaving so soon? But you haven’t seen anything yet! Heh. What a shame. And we were just getting to know each other...||„|
|~ Cimetiere, disguised as Howl, asking why Sylvestre and the others leaving.|
Cimetiere is another main antagonist of the Neopian Times series, Talk About Random. He is the one who is seemingly responsible for scaring construction workers during the building of Howl Hall several years ago.
Cimetiere had a rough childhood. Years later, he was into dark magic. An eyewitness saw Cimetiere practicing dark magic. Cimetiere was soon burned alive after a riot was formed in Moltara City. After his house burned down, a secret tomb was discovered by Professor Howl, during the construction of Howl Hall. Cimetiere's spirit was in the tomb. Howl opened the spell book and freed Cimetiere by accident. His spirit decided to scare construction workers and stop the building of the library. His spirit also imprisoned Professor Howl in the dungeon of Howl Hall.
Cimetiere expresses hatred on every Neopian since he was burned alive. He's an arrogant, power hungry, and vengeful. In addition, Cimetiere dislikes anyone touching his spell book, since it holds incredible powers. Cimetiere would also throw disguises to trap a victim to destroy them. When the real Howl escaped, Cimetiere has an anger, along with the others trying to leave.
Cimetiere has a vampire-razor sharp teeth in his mouth. He has an orange-yellow color of his eyes, while his eyebrows are bushy. His hands and feet show hair. He wears a black top hat with a navy green vest and dress pants, while wears a dress shirt that is white and tie that is black. He also wears a short, black cape. He has a cane that has a skull as a handle.
Appearances in TAR arcs
Cimetiere appeared in two major comic arcs that were created online by a user.
The Haunt of Howl Hall arc
Cimetiere appears in a fan-made story arc, The Haunt of Howl Hall, as the main antagonist. He did appear in the beginning. However, only his eyes and mouth appeared from the shadows after Gadget and his band mates were lost in the library.
As Sylvestre, Buizel, Blayne, Zappz, Audrey, and Darrell head on over Howl Hall, Cimetiere disguised himself as Professor Howl. The looks were deceiving as crashing sounds scares everyone there. There, Cimetiere showed his anger to the "ghost" that he's in the library. With crashing sounds keep going, the gang say they are leaving. But, the disguised Cimetiere traps them by knocking them out with a spell.
After the gang was separated and placed in rooms of their worst fears, he notices that they are being escaped by Gadget. He won't let them escape the library.
The gang were about to escape but the disguised Cimetiere stopped them. Audrey yells at the fake Howl that they have the real Professor Howl. Cimetiere explains his story once more and reveals his true colors.
They come up with a distraction so they can figure out to beat him. Going to Sophie's cabin won't be enough time and the other option is to use his spell book. However, when Blayne blurted out that they have his spell book, Cimetiere gets really mad and threatened them to return his prized possession.
Cimetiere asks Blayne where is it but he soon gets defeated by his own spell book. As Howl mentioned, there are books that are never meant to be opened.
Scoruge of the Spirits arc
Cimetiere might make his final appearance in an upcoming story arc, 'Scourge of the Spirits,' as one of the main antagonists.
Geraldina was able to sneak into Howl Hall library in Moltara City and enter a forbidden room, where Cimetiere was being held. Professor Howl investigates and sees Geraldina holding the spell book. Howl demanded Geraldina to return the book at once, but Geraldina had already break Cimetiere free. Cimetiere zapped Howl, knocking him unconscious and walk away. Cimetiere thanks Geraldina for her actions. Geraldina asked Cimetiere to join her to seek vengeance on the brothers and seize control of Neopia. Cimetiere agreed and they both targeted Mystery Island.
Powers and Abilities
- Illusion: One of Cimetiere's signature powers, he has the ability to create illusions of someone's worst fear. In order to escape, that Neopet must conquer their fear.
- Knock-Out: This power gives Cimetiere the ability to blackout a Neopet. However, Cimetiere must say terms specifically to cast the spell.
- Cimetiere's Spell Book: Cimetiere keeps his book away from intruders that abuse his powers.
|“||I didn’t lie to you entirely… hehehe… Remember the story I told you in the meeting room? It was the truth. I was forced into my home after the public discovered my ability to conjure dark magic. Those pitiful fools. They burned my home, with me in it! They thought they got rid of me, but they were wrong. I fled to my secret chamber below the house, where I remain hiding for years. That is, until that foolish Howl found my chamber in the basement. I must thank you for that. Once I get rid of you, I’ll take my revenge on the entire city of Moltara! When they come to the opening of the library, I’ll destroy them all by doing what they did to me, and burn down the building with them in it! Then, the rest of the world will tremble at the name of… Cimetiere!||„|
|~ Cimetiere's introduction|
|“||WHAT?! MY SPELL BOOK?! HOW DARE YOU TAKE MY STUFF!! RETURN IT TO ME IMMEDIATELY!!||„|
|~ Cimetiere's anger.|
- Cimetiere shares similarities with Mister Babadook, the titular main antagonist of the same name.
- Them both wear top hat and full on black, except Cimetiere wears a grayish vest.
- Them both are demonic entities who shroud in the darkness.
- And them both come from a book.
- However, Babadook escapes the book he originated once his name was read after certain times.
- In Cimetiere's case, he escapes immediately once his spell book was opened.
- In the Scourge of the Spirits arc, not much information about Cimeitere and Geraldina being involved in the story line is out. More details might come in the future as the story progresses.