There is the hidden branch- the crypto-sapiens, if you will,- who are called syndrigast, or "peculiar spirit" in the venerable language of my ancestors

Miss Peregrine regarding peculiars

Peculiars, also known as "Syndrigasti" in old peculiar, is the name for peculiars and refers to the population of peculiars in general.

Their peculiarity comes from a "second-soul" and seems to have some kind of physical form that manifests in the soles of their feet.


Peculiars vary in appearance, while most look and are able to pass as normals, others have a harder time due to their peculiarity affecting their physical appearance, such as being invisible or having multiple eyes.

Peculiar traits mostly skip a generation, as the gene itself is recessive. Peculiar children are not always, or even usually, born to peculiar parents, as most live in loops, stopping them from aging and reaching physical maturity. Peculiar parents do not always, or even usually bear peculiar children as they would need a partner who is also peculiar.

History Edit

After World War II, there was a minor exodus of peculiars to America.

Peculiar AnimalsEdit

Main article: Peculiar Animals

Peculiar animals are, as the name suggests, non-human animals that are peculiar, unique, one of a kind, weird, and/or unusual.

Deirdre the emu-raffe and Addison the dog are two notable peculiar animals.

Sub-Species Edit

Aside from the general peculiar, their are a few sub-species within peculiardom whose abilities are often identical.

  • Ymbrynes: A female only sub-species that act as the ruling class of the peculiar world and protect the young. They can take the form of a bird, which varies from ymbryne to ymbryne, and can create and maintain Loops. They can also alter memories.
  • Demi-ymbrynes: A sub-species of ymbrynes who can only maintain loops rather then both creating and maintaining them. They also are unable to turn into birds.
  • Librarians: They can take the souls of dying peculiars and store them in soul jars that only they can see. After the emergence of a Hollowgasts, they can also see and control the monsters.
  • Diviners: They can sense and pick up various objects such as water, loop entrances, and voices of the dead.
  • Elementals: They can control and manipulate the elements.

List of Known PeculiarsEdit


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