(once again, webcomic time is hell and it’s gonna take forever to reach this point so here’s some worldbuilding for you all before I reach the point where I start explaining it in canon, as a treat)

Trying to figure out who the next Alpha Trio (A3) could be is incredibly difficult, especially with the thousands upon thousands of cats that match the criteria given below. The only way to truly know is when the cat Respawns for the first time and gains The Scar on their forearms


An artist interpretation of the scars

But because the A3 are mythical figures, the different Heads of State are always scrambling to be the first to find these guys. You get even one of them in your branch and you get rocketed into fame. So the Researchers eventually figured out the pattern that each reincarnation always follows


The Powers (and eye colors)

First off, the cats gotta have the right Dominant power, power color, and eye color. The Recessive doesn’t matter.
(neither does gender or familial relations, honestly)

  1. Dominant Fire always has Green powers, and Green eyes
  2. Dominant Ice always has Blue Powers and Blue eyes
  3. Dominant Lightning always has Yellow powers and Yellow eyes

This still covers plenty of cats, since Elemental powers are pretty widespread and the most genetically dominant of the powers, and powers matching with eye colors like that isn’t uncommon at all.

Birthdays and Birth Years

The Reincarnations have the same birthdays as their First 3 (F3) counterpart, but not necessarily the same year. They’re also always born around the same State Pod (like in one or live pretty close to it)

The loop doesn’t trigger until the last 3 are properly killed off (which happens pretty quickly) but they don’t always land on the same year, especially if the 3 cats died at different times, resulting in some wild gaps in their ages in some instances. But the birthdays always work out.

  1. Ice’s birthday is always April 1st
  2. Fire’s always March 5th
  3. Lightning’s always March 18th

The A3 cats don’t have the same age differences as their previous incarnations though. Take Lilly (ice), Tamara (lightning), and Walter(fire) for example (the last known A3). Lilly was the oldest at 3 when she was Reawakened, Walter and Tamara at 2-ish. There’s records of all the cats being Leader Age (2-3 years), Middle Aged (8-10) or just Recruits (7-11 months). Sometimes the ages get completely scrambled where at the time of discovery, the cats were 7 months, 3 months, and 20 years old respectively. This tends to happen when the trio members die months (or even years) apart and the cycle gets a bit scrambled as a result.
They have a tendency to have their first proper Respawn around the same time though, even if one of the cats is very old

They don’t necessarily have to be part of the same team either, Lilly, Tamara, and Walter happened to live around the New York State pod and met for real after Reawakening (something that all A3 cats do eventually). In fact, the cats have grown wary of putting the A3 together on a team since it makes it way more likely that they’ll all get killed at once very quickly. Spreading them out instead.

They’re always drawn to each other

This one is something that tends to happen with all of them eventually. The A3 incarnations that documented their own experiences have a common theme of meeting each other for the first time and immediately feeling like they’re an old friend that they haven’t seen in years and kinda lost touch with for a while, or at the very least a strong sense of “Have I seen you before??” And this is before they Respawned and gained the telltale scar and that feeling intensified.

There are times where the 3 haven’t properly met sometimes, either none of them were Reawakened and that weird sense of knowing them wasn’t strong enough to make them question it, or they just missed meeting at all.
Based on all the younger reincarnations in the last 100 years, it’s assumed that the age gaps got so broken that the cats were just too old/young to properly meet eachother before a Monster attack eventually killed them, missing the chance to get all 3 members of the next incarnation catalouged. It’s the main theory as to why the A3 haven’t been found at all since 1910, and have been sketchy since Lilly, Tamara, and Walter