The following is a list of characters from the comic book series Preacher, created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon.
Jesse Custer is a small-town reverend who becomes fused with a powerful entity named Genesis, gifting him with the ability to order people to do whatever he commands. Using this power, he begins a journey of discovery and revenge across America, with the aim of forcing God to answer to his creation for His sin. Standing in Jesse's way is a secret religious military organization mysteriously known as The Grail, as well as Jesse's own twisted family.
When his soul becomes merged with the angel-demon entity Genesis, its powers, that of which is greater than God's, are focused into what Jesse Custer refers to as "The Word of God." When he uses the Word, his eyes turn red and his voice sounds like "nails scraping against [your] soul." Although, no one can resist his commands, his victims must be able to understand them, meaning that those who do not speak English cannot be commanded by him. Jesse prefers to keep his Word in reserve, using it only when necessary. He is an incredibly able hand-to-hand combatant thanks to years of brutal training forced upon him by Jody, the same man who murdered Jesse's father in front of him when he was only 6 years old (as he mentions in The Alamo: "Being taught how to fight by the man who killed your daddy in front of you sure does tend to focus your concentration"). As a result, Jesse is able to defend himself against multiple attackers at once and even against the superhuman strength of the Vampire Cassidy. He uses the Word for all sorts of situations, from ordering a Ku Klux Klan member to 'shit himself' to calling in on a radio phone-in show and ordering the guests to tell America what is it they really want. One of his most impressive displays was at the home of his grandmother when he caused her enforcers to spontaneously combust simply by telling them to "burn." Despite his abusive upbringing, Jesse firmly believes in concepts like justice and chivalry and won't hesitate to physically punish those who unfairly victimize innocent people.
Tulip O'Hare is Jesse Custer's romantic interest, and a trained marksman of exceptional skill. Her mother dies during childbirth, and she is raised by her father, Jake O'Hare, who raises her much like a son by introducing her to firearms, hunting, fishing, and war stories. Jake dies during a hunting accident, and she is sent off to boarding school. She befriends the wealthiest girl at the school, Amy Grinderbinder, who remains her friend throughout college. The two drop out after Amy gains a large inheritance, and Tulip meets Jesse while waiting for Amy at a bar. The two fall in love very quickly, though Jesse is eventually forced to leave. She falls into depression and other troubles, she eventually meets Cassidy, and the two eventually find Jesse.
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