The Former is an extradimensional being originating from the Astral Plane. Implied to be a former member of the Board, the Former possesses the power to control Altered Items and grant paranatural abilities. While the Board urges Jesse not to trust the Former, in The Foundation, Jesse allies with the Former, which helps her defeat Helen Marshall.

Description Edit

The Former is a massive, serpentine entity with a single glowing eye, and large, spider-like legs protruding from its head. The Former's full size is unknown, though it is significantly larger than Jesse. The Former has only appeared in the Astral Plane, though seemingly in a different region than that inhabited by the Board; when the Former appears, the background of the Astral Plane assumes a dim gray rather than the pure white of the Board.

As its name suggests, the Former is heavily implied to be previously a member or constituent of the Board. Like the Board, the Former is capable of communicating to Jesse but is less coherent, with Jesse only able to make out a few words at a time. After the Former's first appearance, the Board describes it to Jesse as a "dissent," urging her not to listen to it, and asserting that the Former is building an opposition to the Board. In The Foundation, the Former tells Jesse that it was "blamed" by the Board for something, which was the reason for its separation from the Board.

The Former demonstrates the ability to seize control over Altered Items in the same manner as the Board, and when Jesse interacts with these Altered Items, she is relocated to Former's region of the Astral Plane.

Related achievements-trophiesEdit

Icon Name Description Gamer Score Trophy
Astral Phenomena Astral Phenomena Defeat Former 30 Silver

See also Edit

Main Pages HomeBeginner's Guide
Control ControlExpansion 1: The FoundationExpansion 2: AWE
Organizations Federal Bureau of Control
Locations Oldest HouseAstral PlaneOceanview MotelExecutive SectorMaintenance SectorResearch SectorContainment SectorFoundationBlack Rock QuarryMold ThresholdAshtray MazeSlidescape-36Ordinary
Characters Jesse FadenDylan FadenZachariah TrenchCasper DarlingEmily PopeSimon ArishAhtiHelen Marshall
Paranatural Phenomena The BoardThe HissAltered ItemObject of PowerAltered World EventThresholdService WeaponPlace of PowerHedronPolarisHedron Resonance AmplifierHotlineFormerSlide ProjectorAstral SpikeMold‑1esseJ
Events Hiss invasionOrdinary AWEBright Falls AWE
Miscellaneous CollectiblesList of Collectibles
Missions Mission 1: Welcome to the Oldest HouseMission 2: Unknown CallerMission 3: Directorial OverrideMission 4: Old Boys' ClubMission 5: ThresholdMission 6: My Brother's KeeperMission 7: The Face of the EnemyMission 8: Finnish TangoMission 9: PolarisMission 10: Take Control
Developers Remedy EntertainmentSam LakeMikael KasurinenThomas Puha
Cast Courtney HopeJames McCaffreyMatthew Porretta
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