Lazy little comic I did. It’ll be really confusing if you don’t read the explanation here.
It’s kind of hit me for a while now that if Vriska was able to go god tier during Hivebent, then Terezi should of also easily found hers. She would of likely found it exploring lotaf with Karkat(as it’s suggested they teamed up during their session). However, the terms to ascension is spotty and in fear of regaining her eyesight, Terezi would forfeit reaching god tier. Karkat, being a smart tike he is, pockets it in his sylladex just in case the need for it should arise. The need being Bec Nior catching up to them before they reach John and Jade. With a bit of practice over the year and a half or so, he decodes it from his sylladex and kills her on her quest bed himself in order to give her a fighting chance. As such she reaches god tier but unfortunately does loose her last connection with her lusus.
If it wasn’t obvious, I go lazier the more I went into this which is bad considering I can’t set up a comic to save my life. And yes, this comic totally ignores the whole needs-dreamself-alive stuff but then again there’s not much we understand entirely about god tier. Actually, thinking about the characters who did go god tier, preferential things such as glasses stay with the characters and while Vriska’s dream self was entirely undamaged while Terezi chose to be blind even on Prospit. There’s possibility that Skaia would let her stay blind.
Edit: Well fuck me. Karkat had switched his modus with Sollux in Hivebent….Let’s just pretend they switched back for no good reason.