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Fan art of Vex'ahlia and Trinket, by Hugo Cardenas.[art 1]

Vex'ahlia and Trinket are companions, having known each other since the latter was a cub.

Some time after they had left Syngorn, Vex and her twin brother Vax'ildan stopped to set up camp one night. As Vax set off to a nearby town to pawn off some items they had "procured", Vex—who stayed behind to keep watch—was approached by two hunters—a man and a woman—asking if she’d share her fire. As they kept Vex company, they suddenly attacked her once her guard was down, noting from the twins' noble clothes that they came from money despite Vex's claim that they had no claim to it. They blindfolded her, drugged her, and carried her away.

When Vex awoke, she found herself inside a small cage within their camp. She quickly discovered that she was captured by poachers due to the myriad of "trophies" both human and beast around the campsite, and when they had returned, they debated what to do with the young half-elf, talking about options ranging from selling her to slavery to even harvesting her. And in the center of camp, Vex saw a massive brown bear, a large gory wound in its belly.

When the poachers let their guard down, Vex sprung out of her cage, took the man's dagger, and killed them both. They were the first lives Vex had ever taken. And upon seeing that the bear was beyond saving, she put it out of its misery. It wasn’t until after the bear’s eyes were closed that she saw Trinket, who was just a cub back then, tied up just out of reach. Feeling guilt for killing his mother, Vex took him with her back to camp. She never told Vax—who was very concerned as to where she went—about what happened and why she had a bear cub with her, other than saying, "You’re always finding little trinkets to take with you. Well, I wanted one of my own." Vex and Trinket have been inseparable since.[1]

Episode-60-Trinket-Saves-Vexahlia-and-Keyleth-from-Feywild-Bear-Spirit-by-JT-Arndt

Fan art of Trinket protecting Vex'ahlia and Keyleth from a Feywild bear spirit, from "Heredity and Hats" (5x04), by J.T. Arndt.[art 2]

Vex is as protective of Trinket as a mother bear to her cub, often doing her best to keep him out of fights and becoming incredibly upset when the bear is injured or knocked unconscious.[2] In return, Trinket is also very protective of Vex, at one point telling Zahra Hydris (through the spell Speak with Animals) that "[he would] do whatever it takes to protect [his] Vex".[3]

Other Intraparty Relationships Edit

Vox Machina's Intraparty Relationships
Grog Keyleth Percy Pike Scanlan Tiberius Trinket Vax'ildan Vex'ahlia
Grog Grog Keyleth & Grog Percy & Grog Pike & Grog Scanlan & Grog Tiberius & Grog Trinket & Grog Vax'ildan & Grog Vex'ahlia & Grog
Keyleth Grog & Keyleth Keyleth Percy & Keyleth Pike & Keyleth Scanlan & Keyleth Tiberius & Keyleth Trinket & Keyleth Vax'ildan & Keyleth Vex'ahlia & Keyleth
Percy Grog & Percy Keyleth & Percy Percy Pike & Percy Scanlan & Percy Tiberius & Percy Trinket & Percy Vax'ildan & Percy Vex'ahlia & Percy
Pike Grog & Pike Keyleth & Pike Percy & Pike Pike Scanlan & Pike Tiberius & Pike Trinket & Pike Vax'ildan & Pike Vex'ahlia & Pike
Scanlan Grog & Scanlan Keyleth & Scanlan Percy & Scanlan Pike & Scanlan Scanlan Tiberius & Scanlan Trinket & Scanlan Vax'ildan & Scanlan Vex'ahlia & Scanlan
Tiberius Grog & Tiberius Keyleth & Tiberius Percy & Tiberius Pike & Tiberius Scanlan & Tiberius Tiberius Trinket & Tiberius Vax'ildan & Tiberius Vex'ahlia & Tiberius
Trinket Grog & Trinket Keyleth & Trinket Percy & Trinket Pike & Trinket Scanlan & Trinket Tiberius & Trinket Trinket Vax'ildan & Trinket Vex'ahlia & Trinket
Vax'ildan Grog & Vax'ildan Keyleth & Vax'ildan Percy & Vax'ildan Pike & Vax'ildan Scanlan & Vax'ildan Tiberius & Vax'ildan Trinket & Vax'ildan Vax'ildan Vex'ahlia & Vax'ildan
Vex'ahlia Grog & Vex'ahlia Keyleth & Vex'ahlia Percy & Vex'ahlia Pike & Vex'ahlia Scanlan & Vex'ahlia Tiberius & Vex'ahlia Trinket & Vex'ahlia Vax'ildan & Vex'ahlia Vex'ahlia

References Edit

  1. Laura Bailey shared the backstory of Vex'ahlia and Trinket's first meeting [here].
  2. See "Glass and Bone" (1x08) from 2:28:40 through 2:30:52.
  3. See "Trial of the Take: Part 2" (2x03) at 1:18:00.

Art:

  1. Fan art of Vex'ahlia and Trinket, by Hugo Cardenas (source).  Used with permission.
  2. Fan art of Trinket protecting Vex'ahlia and Keyleth from a Feywild bear spirit, from "Heredity and Hats" (5x04), by J.T. Arndt (source).  Also see J.T. Arndt's website.  Used with permission.

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