A “reversal” is the term applied to an unusual but always fatal failure to claim a Sundered One. Note: “reversal” only applies to the initial Claiming is the act of taking telepathic control of a Sundered One. The Non-Spoiler Version Claiming requires training and willpower on the part of the human, and is one of the key purposes of the Academy. Claiming is only possible because Sundered Ones are what the humans call "broken;" something is very wrong with these creatures, and a human with... attempt. Powerful but broken creatures, enslaved to keep mankind alive in a flooded world. [themedy_alertbox icon="warning-sign" colour="red" font_awesome_att="" custom_colour=""] This wiki page is divided into TWO sections: Non-spoilers for The Sundered and spoilers for AFTER The Sundered. If you don't want spoilers for The Sundered, only read down to the halfway point (don't worry, I'll make it clear). If you're already read the... have been known to “slip their leash” later on, but in that case, the human usually survives.
When a human claims a Sundered One, the first few moments are the most crucial; if the human fails to make that connection properly, the Sundered One can push back, in essence reversing the process… but the human brain isn’t designed to be claimed. The very action shuts it down as efficiently as an axe through the skull.