Hrm, the last one! That makes me sad. Anything beyond this would be going into kind of spoiler territory, so I'm reluctant to reveal any more in case I ever do anything with this. That's a very big "if", because I don't know that I will, but you never know, maybe someone actually enjoyed reading these.
I even toyed with the idea of a title, though I'm having trouble with that. Right now my most promising idea is en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yan_tan_…
. I think it sounds pleasantly title-like, but what do you think? If you have any other ideas, hypothetical viewer, I'm open to them.
Assuming viewers do exist, I decided the thing I would end my last entry with was a teaser of how Tamamo actually serves as the antagonist/villain when she's locked away in exile and all of the other Dream Eaters are mostly simple animals who are only rarely supposed to grow beyond the level of a Hollow in Bleach or a Grimm in RWBY. I don't want to spoil the details, but suffice it to say, Tamamo does have a force working on the outside - nine Dream Eaters who actually managed to reach the level where they become "humanoid" instead of "creature."
Since she's a nine tailed fox, and they are based on fairy tale stock archetypes, there was really only one name I could pick for them, and I'm hoping Nintendo wouldn't sue.
Well, for now, barring any signs of interest, this is the last open entry in my little project. It's been a lot of fun coming up with, so I hope it was entertaining to read! I'll be shyly developing more ideas in private from here on, even if I don't have the talent/initiative to do anything with them.BiggsGender:
Where Tamamo's newly revealed lieutenants came from is something of a mystery. Due to the successful work of dream shepherds eliminating their nests and protecting dreams from their predation, very few Baku have accumulated enough Rest and intelligence to give them a human form. Despite this, Tamamo somehow cultivated the loyalty of nine such Dream Eaters, each based on a stock character archetype in fairy tales, and thus appropriately nicknamed the fox queen's "Nine Tales".
Beyond recent rumors and discoveries of their existence during the course of the story, which is not believed to be credible by the sheeple populace in any case, not much about them is known. The Nine Tales serve to carry out Tamamo's will during her exile, and are ranked in a loose hierarchy from least to most influential - even the lowest ranked Tale is exceptionally powerful, but may nevertheless be less trustworthy or reliable than his or her peers.
For various reasons, chief among them that he is still more in touch with his animal nature than his "humanity" and not as smart as his kin, Biggs is the lowest of the Nine Tales.Description:
Slouching and lanky despite a muscular build, as though uncomfortable in his own skin, Biggs dresses the part of a two-bit gangster and thug. He wears brown shoes, black slacks, a grey button-up shirt with the sleeves rolled up over hairy forearms, and a crisp black vest. It would look quite dashing actually if the shirt was properly tucked in or the vest was properly buttoned. His hair is mostly short, but spiked in the front, and slightly longer in the back, with a lock hanging over yellowish eyes. He also has an unkempt goatee and a lazy, toothy grin.
On the whole, he would be based more than slightly in demeanor on the weasels in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?".
...Of course, as his name suggests, the stock character he took his identity from is the Big Bad Wolf, so his human form is just for convenience and blending in among dreamers and sheeple. He can change into an immense black and grey pure wolf should he choose, or a smaller in-between humanoid werewolf as well. Since he is a Dream Eater, he doesn't tear his clothes or anything when he transforms, but instead they shift into fur that is the same color as the clothes he was only pretending to wear.
He can also shift his clothes into other outfits when he wishes to disguise himself, but this is typically dreadfully ineffective and obvious, since he never bother changes the color scheme of his fur, and a grandma in all black is an unconvincing grandma indeed.Personality:
Dim-witted but ambitious, Biggs is the lowest ranking of the Nine Tales, but considers himself to be a rising star in the making. He likes to fashion himself as a mafioso when he's really more of a thug; he is normally assigned to supporting other Tales unless the task is simple enough that he can be trusted to accomplish it. Even when on his own, he is fond of taking time off duty to extort or threaten unprotected dreamers for a cheap, easy source of dreams to feed on and can be gluttonous even for a Dream Eater.
Despite his failings, it would be wrong to underestimate him too much; he may not be very intelligent, but he is very violent and temperamental, and he is not actually weak by any stretch of the imagination. He has a good nose for weakness and won't shy from asserting his dominance and control over those who can't fight back. Abilities:
As the Big Bad Wolf, Biggs generally relies on the physical might of his wolf and werewolf forms in combat, shifting between them as needed. He is also able to channel his stock of Rest into generating wind, which he can control in various different ways.
Among the ideas for applications of this skill are wind blast roars, high pressure wind blades, wind "platforms" that allow him to jump or springboard off of in combat, or use of wind bursts/slipstreams to increase his own speed. He would be very agile, bouncing around with a speed that belies how strong he is, and would fight very much like Valkenhayn in Blazblue.
He also has a bottomless appetite and can hold a much larger amount in his stomach than his appearance and dimensions would suggest; his stomach is truly larger on the inside, a pocket space he refers to as "the Eye of his Storm", trapping what he takes inside in the center of a deadly, lacerating storm like a prison cell.