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Triana Orpheus
The Venture Bros. character
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Information
Relatives

Dr. Orpheus (father), Tatyana(mother), the Outrider (step-father)

Raven (boyfriend)
Notable
characteristics

Goth/punk wardrobe, unknowingly commands the affections of Dean Venture, inherently possesses magical ability but requires training
Alliances

None yet (loosely allied with Team Venture and The Order of the Triad)

Triana Orpheus (Born 1980) is a supporting character on the Adult Swim television series The Venture Bros.. She is the daughter of Doctor Byron Orpheus. She is voiced by Lisa Hammer (WP).



Relationships With Other CharactersEdit

Dr. OrpheusEdit

Triana and her father have a sterotypical relationship as father and daughter. He occasionally refers to her as "Pumpkin" , and is very protective of her; though it embarrasses her sometimes. They have a very casual and laid back type of relationship, as she tried to be mature during a talk with him when she was going on a double date with the Venture Bros. Orpheus does tend to sometimes still see her as a child, though she's more mature than he believes.

One downside to their relationship is that his work is literally at home with them. As the mystical gateway to the Necropolis and due to it, she's been afraid for years to go near her closet. But she's often had her memories erased whenever she ventured inside. She doesn't appear to talk much to her mother and is mostly seen talking with Orpheus.

Dean VentureEdit

Dean and Triana first met in the episode Eeny, Meeny, Miney...Magic! where he was instantly smitten with her. Dean often tries to impress her in episodes such as Tag-Sale, You're It! and Victor. Echo. November. In the episode The Better Man Triana visits the Master who tells her she has to "let Dean go" and should go live with her mother and train to be a sorceress. Triana decides to take this advice and gives Dean a kiss goodbye. She remains unseen untill the episode Operation P.R.O.M. where she agrees to go to Dean's home school prom with him "as a friend". However when Dean meets Triana's boyfriend, Raven, he gets so jealous he ends up convincing her to walk out on him.

Other FriendsEdit

Triana's most notable friend is Kim a girl who appeared in Victor. Echo. November. and Assassinanny 911. The two seemed very close; however, according to Triana in Operation P.R.O.M. Kim moved away and became a born again Christian. Another friend she's mentioned is Rachel, who's house she ran away to when she was younger. She also has a boyfriend named Raven who is crippled and is a parody of Edward Cullen.

PersonalityEdit

Triana is the goth teenage daughter of Dr. Orpheus. She is generally unimpressed with the world around her, yet is grounded and rational. In season four she goes to live with her mother, Tatyana , and step father, the Outrider, to train as a sorceress.

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Episode AppearencesEdit

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Appearance and personalityEdit

Triana is approximately the same age as the Venture twins, Hank and Dean, which makes her seventeen years old.[1] She has adopted a distinctly goth appearance, including heavy makeup, a goth/punk/retro-styled wardrobe and black hair with a purple sheen. It is possible her father's occupation as a necromancer was an influence in her goth tendencies, though there is no conclusive evidence to indicate this. Triana is a somewhat wild, rebellious youth and is implied to stay up all night partying and drinking on a fairly frequent basis. It has been mentioned that she plays tennis.

Family and friendsEdit

Triana appears to have a relatively peaceful, loving relationship with her father, putting up with his penchant for melodrama and habit of referring to her with cloying pet names such as "Pumpkin." It seems Dr. Orpheus is a somewhat oblivious and uninformed parent, however. He is either unaware of her partying or possibly in denial about it, as when he claims that he knew some of her friends drink alcohol but didn't think she did. He does comment sarcastically on Triana's having the same clothes on in the morning that she did the previous night as "frugal." Further, it may be implied that Triana also smokes clove cigarettes when she's out partying, as her father has (obliviously) commented that she "smells like cloves." Triana has displayed some degree of conflict about her father's occupation. She is horrified at the idea of Dr. Orpheus bringing the deceased Hank and Dean (before their revival in new clone bodies) back to life as zombies, though it is unclear whether her revulsion stems from the very idea of such an act, her feelings for the boys, or both.

What kind of relationship Triana has with her mother after her parents' divorce, if any, is unknown. According to Dr. Orpheus, Triana holds out hopes that her parents will reconcile.

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Triana frequently accompanies the Venture twins and is fond of the boys as friends (for example, she implores her father to not humiliate them when he goes to retrieve them after they run away from home). She does not seem to reciprocate Dean's ardent romantic feelings towards her, but she commented to her friend Kim that she thought Dean was "kind of cute" and in the episode "The Buddy System," Triana admits to Dean himself that he's "pretty cute sometimes" in an uncharacteristically flirtatious moment. At the end of the same episode she is shown in a photo montage to be perhaps fawning over Dean who is flexing his biceps in the photo after he has pummeled the much larger teen-aged boy "Dermot" (in a fit of sobbing, mucus dripping rage) for being rude and insulting towards Triana.

Dr. Venture apparently holds a lower opinion of Triana than his sons do; he told Dean that she was a bad influence and "girls like that are usually on the dope."

Triana has had little involvement with the other members of the "Venture clique" or their adversaries, but she appears to be fairly well-informed about the Venture family's somewhat unique lifestyle of high adventure and super-villain arch-enemies. Unlike Hank and Dean she attends school and has other friends outside the Venture Compound. These friends include Rachel, to whose house she ran away when younger, and Kim, who accompanied her on a double date with Hank and Dean.

History and activities on the showEdit

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Triana moved into the Venture Compound along with her father some time shortly before the events of the episode "Eeney, Meeney, Miney... Magic!" The two live in a remodeled section of the compound, previously unused since its days as an arachnid research wing. Her first meeting with Dean left him nearly dumb-struck with infatuation. When Dean, Hank and Brock became trapped inside Dr. Venture's "joy can" fantasy-fulfillment chamber invention, Triana inadvertently saved them as the sound of her voice aroused feelings of true love in Dean (which allowed him to open the gadget's door).

In "Are You There, God? It's Me, Dean", Triana sympathetically asks Dean if this is the most humiliating moment of his life as he recovers from a bout of testicular torsion, to which he replied "easily."

Triana had a relatively minor role in "Tag Sale – You're It!", spending time with Dean and proudly displaying the "grandma thunderpants" she planned to buy, and then briefly worked at Hank's grinder stand, "HankCo's Lemonade and Grinder World," before quitting in disgust.

In "Escape to the House of Mummies Part II," Triana discovered that her father had set up a mystical gateway to the Necropolis in the closet of her room. She angrily told him that she had been afraid of her closet for her entire life, which is why she wears the same clothes every day. As the Orpheus family has only lived in the Venture compound for a short time, this may indicate that Triana's closet or closets had been the Doctor's favored location for such things at their previous places of residence as well. (Though Jackson Publick points out on his LiveJournal that it is unclear exactly how long the Orpheuses have been living at the compound, teenagers are prone to hyperbole, and Dr. Orpheus performing some sort of magic manipulation to duplicate Triana's previous room in the new residence is also not out of the question.) Dr. Orpheus defended himself by saying that the gate had to be on the south side of the apartment and since Triana had to have her own bathroom, there was no other option. Pressed for time, he eventually gives up arguing and magically erases Triana's memory of the event.

In "Victor. Echo. November.", Triana and her friend Kim went on a double date with Hank and Dean. Despite ending up at the same restaurant Phantom Limb and Doctor Girlfriend were on their own double date with The Monarch and a woman he had met on "The LiveJournal", the girls' evening was relatively uneventful. Notably, however, an encounter with Doctor Girlfriend in the restroom led to Kim declare her interest in becoming a super-villain, which Hank had earlier guessed she already was, incorrectly at the time. Following the boys' trademark "Go Team Venture" pose and Triana saying "Dude, I warned you", Kim declares (perhaps jokingly) that she has found her first arch-nemeses.

Left in the care of Dr. Venture while her father was busy screening villains for the position of his adventuring team's arch-nemesis in "Fallen Arches", Triana was treated to a production of "Lady Windermere's Fan" by Dean, Hank and Brock. Later, a villain known as Torrid kidnapped her, thus winning the coveted Order of the Triad "arching" gig, but she was unharmed, as Torrid merely transported her to an island in the Great Barrier Reef owned by her father.

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In the second-season finale, "Showdown at Cremation Creek (Part II)", Triana appears to Dean as "Princess Tinglepants" during a stress-induced hallucination. During a panicked crowd scene in the Monarch's throne room in the same episode, "Princess Tinglepants" is briefly seen running for safety; Publick has been asked about this on his LiveJournal, and has admitted that this was, in fact, an animation mistake.

In the season four episode "The Better Man" Triana meets The Master, the omnipotent being who mentors her father and lives in her closet. He explains that she has actually met him numerous times before, but her father erased her memories after each encounter. This time, he's taken the form of an older, more neurotic version of Dean, showing a glimpse of her possible future as Dean Venture's wife. The Master reveals that she has inherited the gift of magic from her father and mother and will one day be a great sorceress if she is willing to leave her father and the Venture Compound and go live with her mother and train. The Master also tells Triana that she must "set Dean free" by telling him that they will never be together.

In the end, post credits, Triana talks to her father and gains permission to go study magic with her mom. She also breaks things off with Dean, but in a positive way, giving him hope for the future and a good-bye kiss. (However, it is worth noting that although The Master told Triana that she had to set Dean free, Dean was the one who initiated the break-up.)

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References Edit

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  1. Adult Swim Website Character Bio
  2. Contains content from Wikipedia. Nominated for deletion on Wikipedia

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