Hidden Genesis is the eleventh story arc in the main canon of EGS. It opened on January 1st, 2007 and closed on April 16th, 2008, for a total of 83 comics. This arc centers on the effects of the events of Grace's Birthday party on the main cast as well as Ellen and Grace's first day at school. This arc also introduced the readers to Chaos and Adrian as well as gave the back story to Magus.
Two years ago, Terra and Magus were fighting. When Magus attempted to use a device it sent Magus to the Spiritual plane of the Main Universe. When Mr.Verres and his team came to investigate the incident, they determined that a dimensional rift had occurred. A creepy little child appeared and told them that an egg had fallen out of its nest. She told them that they could not stop him as they were, so they needed to grow stronger so they could stop him. When she left they tried to figure out what she was, and Mr. Verres told them that it was an immortal.
Back in the present, on a Sunday morning, Elliot was woken up by Ellen who told him that she had just returned from Tedd's house. They talked of her relationship with Nanase and Ellen said that Nanase would be contacting her by fairy doll later. She said that after her conversation with him she began to get nervous about her upcoming talk with Nanase.
Meanwhile at the comic book shop, Nanase was even more nervous about it. Sarah was there and liked the attention she received there. She asked Nanase how she was doing and she responded that she was annoyed that they kept their knowledge about her orientation from her and numb because of her upcoming talk with Ellen but did not take her name. When Justin tried to talk to her about it, Nanase expressed her intention to keep knowledge about her orientation from getting to her parents. They talked about it indirectly and Sarah made it seem like she learned about it through Susan. Justin was called away and Sarah inquired about Nanase's book. Nanase told her about her spellbook and some information about the magic system which Sarah thought to herself was like a video game.
At Tedd's house, Tedd revealed his recently created free energy machine which did not work. They discussed the school arrangement and the keeping of secrets. They discussed Grace going to school for the first time and Tedd told him how Grace was a genius in some respects. Meanwhile, Grace who was mopping found she had mopped her herself into a corner and couldn't walk out of it without leaving tracks. Her cries of help were heard by Tedd and Elliot and they arrived at the kitchen to find her resorting to her omega form in order to fly out of there which Tedd having never seen it before found attractive. Elliot told Tedd that he shouldn't have his girlfriend do housework but Tedd said she lived there and his father would probably allow more parties if the house was clean after one. Grace expressed her happiness at Ellen and Nanase getting together but Tedd was not as pleased as he did not like the idea of his cousin being a lesbian because he normally found lesbians attractive. Grace and Tedd told Elliot that he had missed seeing Susan with two hair colors and Tedd thought she would not keep it that way because she had expressed annoyance when complimented on it.
At the Dunkel residence, Ellen went about her daily activities while keeping Nanase's fairy doll near her and waiting for her to contact her. At the Kitsune residence, Nanase sat in her room and went through her spellbook. She noticed something new but heard her mother approaching and quickly hid it. Mrs. Kitsune lectured her about her absence and education while Nanase's sister peeked in. At the family dinner, Nanase discussed her education with her mother. When Nanase got annoyed at her mother's admonishments, her mother said she would not receive the cookies that were for dessert. After dinner, Nanase's sister, Akiko, snuck some cookies into Nanase's room to Nanase's gratitude.
When Nanase contacted Ellen, she was initially bewildered as to her location. She then realized she was being held down on a sleeping Ellen facing her breasts. After squirming out of her grasp, Nanase decided to use her tail on Ellen's nose again. When she did this, Ellen inadvertently sneezed all over her. Ellen used a sink to give Nanase a bath while in her fairy doll form. Nanase expressed her consolation at the outfit including a swimsuit which Ellen half agreed with. Nanase had asked for a marble and when Ellen gave her one, Nanase demonstrated her new fairy doll spell which allowed her to spy on her real body using a crystal ball substitute, in this case a marble. Nanase apologized for not coming sooner but Ellen sympathized with her asking her only to confirm their relationship status. Nanase responded that that was up to her but she made it known to Ellen that a relationship with her would have to be in the closet just as she herself was to everyone except her closest friends. Ellen pondered this for a moment before telling her she had realized the difficulty of a relationship with her and was willing to accept that difficulty. Ellen expressed her desire to hug Nanase but didn't want to crush her. Nanase responded by glomping Ellen since she couldn't be hugged safely herself.
In The Shadows
Two years ago in the Moperville FBI offices Agent Cranium, Agent Wolf and Mr.Verres were in a meeting discussing the search for answers in the forest, while Lavender is serving coffee. Agent Wolf was calling lavender an alien while Lavender insists she's not a alien, and Mr. Verres tells him to be sensitive. While Cranium talks whether an immortal girl or her egg is more dangerous, Agent wolf hands Lavender a note insisting she is an alien. While Mr. Verres explains that Immortals exist on a spirit plane with god-like powers but while on the physical plane they are weak enough for a powerful person to beat, Lavender gives Wolf a note that calls him something that makes him cry out in surprise. Mr. Verres goes on to explain that immortals have rules for interfering in the physical realm and they keep each other in check. With nothing to go on and no means to continue investigating since they can't enter or interact with the Spiritual plane, Mr. Verres takes Agent Cranium and Agent Wolf off the case until there is something for them to do. In the meanwhile Mr. Verres states his intention to enlist the assistance of friends of his who can help him in the investigation. Back in the present Chaos taunts Magus for not succeeding in his goal and tells him that he should follow Ellen since he can't get close to Elliot. Chaos then assumes her child form, laughs evilly at mortal foolishness and subsequently becomes bored.
The New Students
Grace had a dream about her first day of school that started with her sleeping nude and waking up at 5:15 to her alarm clock. When she woke up in the dream it was already well lit despite it being very early and she was more alert than one would normally be after just awakening. Ellen was shown as unusually eager to go to school in the dream and Grace was shown to bear her antennae which would normally attract a great deal of attention to herself. Also throughout the dream Grace and Ellen are shown to be wearing Japanese high school uniforms suggesting Grace's interpretation of school is based on anime. When Grace answered a question within the dream classroom she received applause and there was a long alphabet wall poster on the wall despite it supposedly being in high school. Ellen was seen wearing a typical male Japanese high school uniform while playing volleyball. Ellen was also seen kissing Nanase in public which would normally attract unwanted attention to them as well. Next Tedd was seen at the school which was unusual in itself because of the fact that he goes to the other high school but the fact that he was teaching a course on transformation confirmed any suspicions one might have of this not being (in universe) reality. Also this was the point at which Grace heard her alarm clock and actually woke up. She realized her dream was idealized but expressed hope that it would be close.
When Grace came down for breakfast she was initially very excited but sleep caught up with her and she asked Mr. Verres for coffee. He initially refused but she reminded him what she was and he agreed to pour her a cup. When Tedd asked for one as well, Mr. Verres pointed out his height and told him to drink milk instead.
At the Dunkels residence, Ellen was getting packed for school and Elliot tried to help her by making sure she didn't forget anything. Ellen got annoyed at him and reminded him what she was to which Elliot replied that their parents would be just as pestering.
As Justin drove Nanase to school he noticed she was twitching and fidgeting to which she replied that she was casting spells as frequently as possible in order to get more non-hiding spells. Justin pointed out that she was still hiding things but Nanase had gone fairy doll. When she woke up she had created a doll connected with Susan.
Back at the Verres', just before Tedd left Grace gave him a kiss which left him thinking that she would meet guys at school that were better than him. When Grace met with Ellen she coached Grace on what to say so they could remain inconspicuous. Ellen told Grace that they needed to find the guidance counselor's office and was happy when they came upon maps of the school. Upon mention of counselors, Grace got excited at the prospect only to be let down by the reality of having to share them with countless other students. When Diane saw them she instantly deduced that they were new and explained how she figured it out to her friends Lucy and Ronda. However, she was shocked to see that they knew Nanase. Nanase told Ellen that there was no explanation on how they knew each other and to stop swatting her hair. That led into a argument about discretion conducted in whispered shouts that only ended when Justin pointed out that they had drawn significant attention to themselves by arguing about discretion. They found many of the students in the cafeteria around them had now begun to stare at them. Nanase used one of her spells to determine that there were now 17 people staring right at them. Justin explained Nanase's spell be which time two of the people lost interest. He then proceeded to resolve their arguments and explained what the people staring at them likely thought happened.
Susan Draws The Line
At Moperville North, the students were complaining about the uniforms when Susan made a dramatic entrance with fire in her eyes and wearing the boys' uniform. Tedd was discussing the pros and cons of the uniforms when Sarah showed up wearing a beret. Sarah was explaining why she could probably get away with wearing it when Susan appeared. Susan expressed her frustration about the uniforms and her plan to do something about it and was overheard by a student who asked her if she was serious. Upon receiving a confirmation from her, he shouted to the students in the hall of her intentions. This resulted in he students getting excited and coming to her. When they were gathered Susan elaborated on her plan and revealed she wanted the uniforms changed but not necessarily to get rid of them altogether. When they heard this they quickly turned against her and walked away. Susan was initially left feeling vulnerable but hardened her resolve and became bitter again. When student council president Matt Cohen saw her he intended to walk to her and presumably comfort her but he was startled by Catalina Bobcat calling the students jackasses. Catalina tried to defend Susan but only managed to continue calling the students jackasses. Alerted by Catalina's yelling Principal Verrückt threatened her with detention ... again. At that, she called him a string of rapid fire insults which went over his head. Satisfied that he'd handled Catalina he turned to Susan and warned her of the consequences of her continued defiance of the dress code. He then turned to Sarah and was about to admonish her for her beret when he was overcome by its cuteness as per Sarah's plan. He then declared the beret valid and walked away to the shock of Susan. Catalina talked with Tedd and Elliot and made Tedd uncomfortable with her invasion of his personal space. She then brought up an after school meeting of the feminist club and expressed her eager anticipation of it before leaving.