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Trexel Geistman (ID 362884) is a citizen employee of Stellar Firma Ltd. He is the heir to a large inheritance from his immensely neglectful parents. Due to Stellar Firma's deeply corrupt nature, he is regularly given high power positions at the company, and very little reprimanding considering the severity of his actions and the rate at which Stellar Firma regularly disposes of people.

Personality Edit

Trexel is an egomaniac and alcoholic. Due to the abuse he suffered as a child he cannot form meaningful relationships, as anyone he loves he believes he doesn't deserve and will be taken away from him, and he struggles to make friends or communicate due to the personality he puts on. He is also obsessed with never coming off as weak, and refusing to give ground or show kindness, because he believes that it will be used against him. He is largely seen as incompetent by everyone around him, is often hysterical, prone to shouting and crying fits, which may be due to the fact that he is very rarely sober.

His bravado is an act, and is aware of his own ineptitude. He has claimed he is afraid of going back to therapy (he has been to cognitive behavioural therapy sessions, but for unknown reasons doesn't anymore, he will not discuss it.) or making changes to himself because even though he doesn't like who he is now, he's afraid that he'll work hard to change, and end up becoming someone he doesn't like. He desperately wishes he was someone else, "someone that mattered" and believes that all existence is pointless. He frequently breaks out into song.

It is frequently assumed that he is unintelligent, but it is shown that he is much more intelligent than shown on a surface level (which admittedly isn't saying much). Because of his upbringing, it is likely that he is highly educated. The one time we've been shown Trexel applying himself to a task, he nearly immediately solved the problem in a simple yet effective way. His addictions heavily impede his cognitive abilities, and frequently he suffers from traumatic flashbacks to his childhood or emotional outbursts, but despite this, he figured out that David 7 had special permissions to I.M.O.G.E.N. that nobody else was able to notice, as well as having gotten a pilot’s license[1], which requires a certain amount of ability. He also sees past Board propaganda and is entirely aware of their malevolence and the fact that it is a near inescapable and entirely unjust system, which is a major source of depression for him.

Appearance Edit

Trexel has three blue nipples[2], incredibly upsetting matted chest hair[3] and large hairy hands. He once referenced having "another nose" although this may have been his attempt to describe having two nostrils. He has undergone extensive body modification to his bones allowing for more joints, so that he can do things that would otherwise injure him, such as falling down a chute, or twisting his spine[4]. He is described as "soft" in texture when someone runs into him, implying his possible weight, although he can lift David. His manner of dress is often commented on, so we know Trexel is the type of man to wear plaid trousers[5] with 8 pockets, onesies[6], three pairs of sunglasses simultaneously[7], and multicoloured wigs, which he bathes in[8]. He also carries a satchel[6], wherein he kept his Graph Friend, his fish, and something that made a squeaking sound. Hartro once described him as looking "like a worm"[9], whereas Trexel described himself as "tall"[9]. Both of these are probably untrue.

Season 1 Edit

Having previously worked sales, he was re-assigned to Planetary Design following certain lacklustre performances. Trexel finds himself, assumedly for the first time since Percy, in the company of a long-term Clone, which he goes through stages of taunting, stating his authority and superiority over, and professing his affection for, although generally being upbeat about the state of his employment since David's arrival, as (through David's intervention) he has been reaping massive gains.

This eventually comes to an end when, in a fit of rage, Trexel steals the brief they're meant to fill, which incites a trial. Upon realizing what he's done, he elects himself as David's lawyer and calls "Swapsies", relinquishing his access to The Cosmic Lounge, and saving David from being recycled.[10]

Season 2 Edit

Trexel is moved back to the Sales Department (and takes up drinking at The Astral Bar) much to his glee, wherein he proclaims that he will train David 7 in his particular brand of sales. This spells trouble, however, because it now means that Trexel is in direct contact with clients. Predictably, he makes no sales, even with David 7's intercession. When Hartro finds this dissatisfactory, she is unable to cope with his incompetence anymore, and designs several "training exercises" intended to kill him and David.

I.M.O.G.E.N. saves him and David by exporting them through a chute into the Expediting office, wherein Trexel is demoted to an Expeditor, to his horror. He is unable to find his way back to his quarters and has spent his nights at The Asteroid Booth, convinced his career was over, until Hartro informed him he was on "The Executive Track" which reignited his passion for his work until Episode 48, when he promptly became a resident of the vents. He is currently lost somewhere in Filing with David.

Relationships Edit

David 7 Edit

He and Trexel have a tenuous "friendship" (once said by Trexel that they are "the best of friends") which makes up the main dynamic for the show. David harbours a lot of anger for Trexel due to his apparent apathy towards his job and the way he endangers David's life. David has resorted to manipulating Trexel with false praise and deceit to stay alive, but does give Trexel credit for small acts of kindness, and shows regret for having to manipulate someone who is obviously deeply troubled. There have been fluctuations in exactly how much they put up with each other, sometimes barely being able to stand to be in the same room, while sometimes showing legitimate thought and care for the other, like when Trexel wanted to encourage David's poetry by bringing him books or playing it aloud at The Astral Bar. Trexel sees David as a child, referring to him as "innocent" and intentionally protecting him from information that he thinks would be too much for him.

Bathin Edit

Bathin and Trexel were "friends" (Trexel's words) in school together, with Bathin allegedly attempting to befriend him and Trexel rebutting him (most likely because he was sent off to school with Bathin directly after losing Percy). On a different occasion, Bathin allegedly dangled him out an airlock until he turned blue, leading to Trexel's dislike of him. Tim has stated that it's entirely possible Bathin never bullied him, but because of Trexel's severe disconnect with reality couldn't actually fathom that someone was nice to him and had delusions that he was being mistreated.

Hartro Piltz Edit

Hartro has been Trexel's manager for several years, which has lead to her brusque attitude, disappointment, and harsh punishment of Trexel and his associates, most notably her habit of putting her bare feet in his mouth, and her botched attempt to kill him out of frustration with his work. She has stated that she "won't miss him when he's gone" and finds it physically difficult to praise him.

I.M.O.G.E.N. Edit

She has an oddly specific (if not out of character) personal dislike for Trexel, antagonising him and focus testing to find hurtful nicknames to call him. She has no qualms about killing him.

Percy Edit

Percy and Trexel were childhood friends, despite Percy belonging to him. Trexel's parents reaction to finding this out was incredibly negative, shouting in an outburst, presumably to their staff, "That's below the station of a Geistman! Take the clone away! Take them away and stick the boy in school! So he can learn to be proper!" and so Percy was taken away from Trexel for their familiarity. Thus bloomed Trexel's complicated and dysfunctional feelings about clones, claiming that he doesn't want to get close out of fear that people he loves will be taken from him. Trexel describes his relationship with Percy as "codependant" and "not helpful". Trexel has also stated that he loved Percy, although its ambiguous as to whether this was platonic.

The Geistmans Edit

Trexel's (now deceased) parents were not the type of people that should've had children. He does not hate them, still having a picture of his father hung in his bedroom, as well as calling their treatment of him "wilful neglect at worst", but still doesn't respect them. They were incredibly emotionally distant since he was born, both of them being too consumed with work (his mother was a senior consultant)[11] and loathing for each other to care for a child, so he was taken care of mostly by staff. At some point during his childhood, his father left his mother, which Trexel blames on her obsession with appearances. Since birth they taught him to believe that his genealogy made him superior, while on a personal level belittling him, which has led to the snapping back and forth between these two extremes in his self image on a day to day basis in his adult life.

Several mentions are made of the way Trexel was berated when he lived with his parents, including being blamed for their divorce, being constantly belittled (with his father once threatening to eat him), and being forced to put coins down his windpipe, thrown into a canal to drown, etc. The first (and only) friend he'd ever had was taken from him, and he was made to feel deviant for this. He was sent off to school quickly after. When Trexel was nine years old, he was moved into a separate house from his parents, with no staff, where he had to fend for himself. Before his mother died, Trexel was with her, and all she would talk about is the way that he was dressed and how much she didn't like it, before passing away. Trexel realises that she never told him she loved him. The influence he inherited gets him pretty far, but not without earning the ire of his coworkers, as Hartro has stated was partially her motivation for attempting to kill him.

Trivia Edit

  • Trexel has "relationships" with a broom from The Astral Bar, and a deceased fish that he keeps in his room[6]. He at first believed the broom to be a tall, attractive man, but continued to pursue it after realising it was an inanimate object.[12]
  • Trexel is frequently unsure of his species, his status as a living person, and how to spell his own name.
  • Trexel has admitted to hearing voices, as well as several times showing delusions of grandeur (seeing himself as a literal god, as a saviour, and as the most important person of all time), and episodes of extreme mood swings between a manic high and depressive lows. He is also stated to have a persecution complex.[13]
  • Trexel once voided his bowels purely from listening to music.[14]
  • Trexel became a salesman directly out of graduating from his education,[5] and has been working various positions at Stellar Firma ever since.
  • Trexel has committed murder, claiming to have gone into a fugue state for some, but not all of them.[15] He once killed several actors when he was in sales training, as he was convinced they were not real people.[16] He has, however, never been convicted. This is most likely on account of his status as opposed to him being somehow clever enough to outwit I.M.O.G.E.N.
  • Trexel is under a restricted travel order, implying he is in legal trouble, possibly having to do with the several murders he is suspected of. He is also on several security watchlists.
  • Trexel briefly was addicted to drinking moisturizer.[17]
  • Trexel has written a screenplay with a character named Dominic Quailface that has at least 16 acts.[18]
  • Trexel may have started at least four wars.
  • Trexel is banned from every single bar on Stellar Firma to his knowledge, except for The Astral Bar and The Asteroid Booth. He is also banned from the Stellar Firma Ltd. Intergalactic Space Ball after climbing nude into the punch bowl and threatening those around him with a ladle.[9]
  • Trexel has also brought chickens to a party. Party Foul/Fowl.[19]
  • Trexel believes the truest form of art is music, and has always wanted to be a dancer.
  • Trexel nearly always shows up to work exactly 7 and 1/2 hours late, which is suspiciously formulaic for an alcoholic who has claimed many, many times that he doesn't understand a schedule.
  • Trexel does not noticeably breathe while he is sleeping, because he thinks breathing is for time wasters and the weak.
  • Trexel allegedly has a tracker embedded somewhere in his body, placed there by Hartro Piltz.[20]
  • Trexel, while having done psychedelic drugs, has quit smoking.[21] we can only assume this is to protect his wonderful voice. Or perhaps because smoking while on a spaceship could potentially ignite the oxygen supply.
  • The Geistman family were on the first ship off Earth, which is how they earned their place in Stellar Firma.[6]
  • Trexel’s full name is Trexel K.G.K. Geistman[10]
  • Trexel is the "vent postman"[4]
  • Trexel has put coworkers in a cupboard.[22]
  • Trexel hates dinosaurs, believing them to be "nature's failures", elaborating further to say "who would love a failure?"[23]
  • According to Ben, if Trexel were an animal he would be a very angry crab. (Acts on instinct, sidles a lot of places, quite bitey, and when you crack through his hard shell he has a soft and gooey interior)[13]
  • Gimble Hulk and the Probe-Knowers is his favourite band, and they were murdered by the lead singer of The Winter Lettuce Collective as a punishment by Hartro after Trexel was late to work.[9]
  • Trexel is apparently physically incapable of closing his eyes [24]
  • Trexel went through "upwards of 762 clones" in the year before recycling David-5 which is "more than one a week in the Stellar Firma Annual Branded Cycle"[25] and has gone through entire lines of clones that have never been used by anyone else before simply because of the rapidity at which he wastes them.
  • Trexel's sales tips and knowledge are heavily influenced by Tim's real life experience working for a series of shady businesses in his early 20s.[13]
  • Trexel did not attend higher education, but the primary school he went to was a high end institution for those born into wealth.[13]

Quotes Edit

"Look, unless a T. rex comes here and does a T-flex, I'm not gonna respect it." [23]

"Turn the buzzsaw back on! I don't want to live if I'm not the centre of attention!" [26]

"If wishes were horses, Trexel would ride!"[9]

"Well, I would describe myself as a sort of a— a design maverick, and a liar! An absolute liar! I should know, because I'm lying right now. Or am I? Ha ha, gotcha. Or did I? I'm in a bush."[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Episode 9 - Lava and Marmalade (acast)
  2. Episode 46 - Gonk and Grandiosity (acast)
  3. Episode 45 - Cages and Connivance (acast)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Episode 48 - Faces and Aces (acast)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Episode 12 - Denizens and Goobrication (acast)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Episode 3 - Gods and Trousers (acast)
  7. Episode 16 - Puppets and Partnerships (acast)
  8. Episode 41 - Exile and Expediting (acast)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Episode 10 - Tokens and Orphans (acast)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Episode 25 - Trials and Termination (acast)
  11. Season 1 Teaser (acast)
  12. Episode 31 - Shells and Shame (acast)
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Season 2 Q&A
  14. Episode 4 - Bowels and Dogs (acast)
  15. Episode 42 - Push Ups and Privilege (acast)
  16. Episode 36 - Spies and Subterfuge (acast)
  17. Episode 15 - Moisturiser and Measures (acast)
  18. Episode 18 - Star Theft and Star Marlins (acast)
  19. Episode 14 - Seals and Accountants (acast)
  20. Episode 5 - Fear and Feet (acast)
  21. Episode 43 - Detectives and Detonations (acast)
  22. Episode 7 - Trash and Mysteries (acast)
  23. 23.0 23.1 Episode 38 - Muscles and Moral Egotism (acast)
  24. Episode 30 - Logic and Line Managers (acast)
  25. Exit Interviews of Davids 4-5 https://play.acast.com/s/stellarfirma/dbcb61bb-3862-464d-abc1-b6e5405e0bf0
  26. Episode 40 - Grudges and Gauntlets (acast)
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