One of Damaya’s fellow grits at the Fulcrum, Selu is a girl whom the other grits nickname “Crack.” She is deeply unpopular and her orogeny also seems especially harsh and dangerous, as if she’s constantly on the verge of losing control. Damaya enlists her help when the other grits start bullying her, but soon it’s revealed that Crack was actually behind it all—she wanted to divert the instructors’ attention from her own struggles, and Damaya was a star student who she assumed wouldn’t be punished too harshly. It’s also suggested that Crack is addicted to alcohol, perhaps explaining the wild quality of her orogeny. After she is discovered by the instructors, Crack is taken away and never heard from or spoken of again, deepening Damaya’s distrust of the Fulcrum.
Selu/“Crack” Character Timeline in The Fifth Season
The timeline below shows where the character Selu/“Crack” appears in The Fifth Season. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 11: Damaya at the fulcrum of it all
...a loner than most, and whose orogeny seems especially harsh and dangerous. Her name is Selu, but the other grits have started calling her “Crack.” Damaya decides to make Crack her... (full context)
Chapter 17: Damaya, in finality