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[Warning: Spoilers ahead for the series finale of FX's The Strain.] human connections and relationships to spread their "strain," but they failed. The Strain is a vampire horror novel by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. It is the first installment in The Strain Trilogy, and was followed by The Fall . Reaching Eph through a professional connection at the CDC, the exterminator The Strain a "rattling piece of escapism" with a "predictable" blockbuster ending. The Strain is ending after Season 4, FX announced Tuesday. at 10 p.m. The Strain is based on the trilogy of novels by del Toro and Hogan.
The seven Ancients, including the Master, arose from Ozryel - the archangel of death. Ozryel was one of the three angels that God sent to destroy the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah for their wickedness. Ozryel was overpowered by blood lust while he destroyed the cities, being particularly enthralled by blood itself. When committing other atrocities necessary for cleansing the world he had not actually glimpsed blood prior to destroying these cities.
Soon after, he betrayed and attacked Michael, in order to drink his fellow archangel's blood.
Appalled by Ozryel's actions, God punished him by having the other archangels cut his body into seven pieces and scattering them across the Earth. Over time, Ozryel's blood leaked from the burial sites and became sentient, spawning the Ancient Ones. The Master was the last to spawn, from Ozryel's throat. Goodweather deciphers the Occido Lumen and determines that the Master originated on one of the Thousand Islands located in Lake Ontario.
The survivors detonate a nuclear weapon on the island, killing Goodweather, Zach, Mr Quinlan, and the Master. After the explosion, Nora and Vasily witness a reunion of the purified Ozryel with Gabriel and Michaelwho had come to take Ozryel back to Heaven. The return was only made possible by Mr Quinlan, who brought the Ancients' ashes with him after following the instructions he read in the Lumen.
An alert is sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ephraim "Eph" Goodweather, head of the CDC's Canary Project, a rapid-response team that handles biological threats, is sent to investigate. Nora Martinez board the plane, finding everyone except four people dead. In a pawnshop in Spanish Harlemformer history professor and Holocaust survivor Abraham Setrakian knows something terrible has happened and that an unnatural war is brewing. So begins a battle of mammoth proportions as the vampiric virus that has infected the passengers begins spilling out onto New York City's streets.
Goodweather, who is joined by Setrakian and a small band of fighters, desperately tries to stop the contagion to save the city, and also his wife and son.
Characters[ edit ] Dr. Ephraim Goodweather[ edit ] Head of the CDC's rapid-response team, the Canary Project, Eph is a newly divorced father attempting to balance the custody battle over his son Zack with his duties as an epidemiologist. He and his Canary team are the first-response team to the Boeing disaster, and are tasked with solving the mystery of the mass casualties. Unable to reconcile the symptoms of the newly infected airline passengers with standard disease pathology, Eph is convinced of the reality of vampires by Abraham Setrakian.
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Discredited at the CDC by the vampires' human conspirators, Eph finds himself a fugitive from both the human authorities and the undead. The need to protect his son drives Eph's every action.
In the television serieshe is played by Corey Stoll. She and Eph have been attempting an office romance with mixed success, complicated by their high-stress medical careers and Goodweather's lingering melancholy over his looming divorce. Nora quickly dedicates herself to uncovering the vampire conspiracy, and is determined not to be relegated to doing the "woman's work.
Professor Abraham Setrakian[ edit ] A Romanian Jew partly of Armenian descentSetrakian was held in the Treblinka extermination camp during the Second World Warwhere he became aware of the Master feeding on the weak and sickly inmates.
His first attempt to stop the Master was a failure, leaving him with multiple fractures in his hands that never healed properly. After escaping from the camp, he dedicated his life to hunting down the vampiric scourge for more than six decades.
Originally a professor of East European literature and mythology at the University of ViennaSetrakian was dismissed and forced to go into hiding after refusing to help Eldritch Palmer locate the Master. Wielding an ancient silver sword with his nearly crippled hands, Setrakian is an expert on vampire biology and destruction, and recruits Eph and Nora to his cause.
His determination and will are strong, but his weak heart has become an obstacle to his lifelong quest. In the television serieshe is played by David Bradleyand by Jim Watson as a young man. The Master[ edit ] One of the seven original "Ancients," the propagators of the vampire race, the Master scorns the truce between the six others and intends to eliminate their strains and subjugate the entire human race.
By the time of his arrival in New York, having spent nearly a millennium in Europe in various host bodies, the Master currently inhabits the body of Jusef Sardu, a 19th-century Polish nobleman afflicted with gigantism.
Through the cooperation of Eldritch Palmer, promising the dying billionaire immortality, the Master has gained unlimited financial and political power to ensure the success of his plan.
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Thomas Eichorst[ edit ] The Master's chief facilitator. He was a Nazi SS officer at a concentration camp whom the Master turned into a Strigoi, a Renfield type character but immortal. He killed Setrakian's wife in the past. Vasiliy Fet[ edit ] An exterminator ' of Ukrainian ancestry working for the New York City Bureau of Pest Control, Fet's occupation soon leads to his discovery of the truth about vampires while working in a derelict building.
Reaching Eph through a professional connection at the CDC, the exterminator lends both his skills as a vermin hunter and his powerful physique to Setrakian and Goodweather's cause.