General headcannons for octonauts
More octonauts stuff cause my brain is just. Yeah.
Dashi, Tweak, Kwazii and Shellington have all a lil friend group where they watch scary movies. Since Tweak and Dashi are dating and Dashi likes films cause I feel like she would due to being really into photos and whatnot, and Tweak and Kwazii give off the vibes of really liking horror films, Shellington likes watching them mainly just to figure stuff out even though he gets kinda scared of them. Also since Dashi and Shellington are best friends Shellington often gets invited to watch as well. The others on the crew don’t really like horror films so they just have their own Lil trope.
Kwazii and Tweak play video games together and they’re best friends.
Captain Barnacles looks at everyone (specifically Kwazii) like family. Since Kwazii’s only known relative is Calico Jack and Kwazii has some past with his parents (in my hc) Captain sometimes notices this and tells him that he’s always accepted in the octonauts and that he already has a family that loves and supports him no matter what. I also like to think that Kwazii is semi-jealous of Peso since Peso has a HUGE family.
Kwazii and Shellington are neurodivergent.
Shellington’s hyperfixation is wildlife and so he researches a lot on them a lot and that’s why his career path is a marine biologist on the crew. Dashi let’s him infodump on this a lot and reassures him that he’s not annoying her.
I like to think that a lot of the crew was really intimidated by captain when they first joined the crew except for Kwazii, Kwazii actually is the reason why the captain lightened up a bit more.
Both Peso and Kwazii have awful anxiety so often will they not sleep or go into one another’s rooms when feeling anxious until they calm down. This usually ends up in one or the other falling asleep on one another in each other’s rooms.
Kwazii purrs like an actual cat.
I like to think that Shellington is the tallest on the team but he has a body like a bean stock and Captain is the second tallest and he has a body like really buff. It’s not a big difference in height but it’s still there.
I think this is cannon but all of the vegimals, specifically Tunip look at Shellington like a dad. And sometimes they call him “dad” and Shellington just internally dies because of this.
Professor inkling makes a lot of dad jokes or bad puns.
Captain Barnacles is really affectionate with his crew and tries to openly let them know he cares and loves them.
Kwazii doesn’t just wear his eyepatch for the aesthetic but also because he has lightness sensitivity in that eye, so if he spends too much time exposed to light it starts to hurt his eye, that’s why when he takes off his eyepatch it’s usually for a few seconds or a minute at most.
Kwazii lost the chunk in his ear while protecting his friends. I wanna say it was when he was younger or new to the team or something and someone was physically picking on one of his friends, I wanna say it was Peso but yknow. Could be anyone. And he didn’t even notice it at first until it was pointed out to him by his friend(s) and he didn’t even care cause that wasn’t his first priority. His first priority was checking on his friends to make sure they were okay. Captain wasn’t even really surprised by it happening but he was still concerned, and if it was Peso who kwaz was protecting I feel like he’d feel super guilty for quite a while about it but Kwazii would reassure him.
Peso and Kwazii listen to Cavetown, Dashi and Tweak listen to Girl In Red, Tweak and Kwazii listen to Mother Mother, Dashi, Tweak and Kwazii listen to 100 Gecs, Captain Barnacles, Peso, Shellington and Kwazii listen to Ricky Montgomery. Peso, Tweak and Kwazii listen to Jack Stauber. Kwazii also occasionally listens to Girl In Red with Tweak when they hang out, same with Shellington and Dashi.
Captain Barnacles and Kwazii are best friends and the two look at one another like brothers.
So some Twashi stuff (Tweak x Dashi) Tweak loves playing video games, which is cannon- sometimes they try to get Dashi to play with them but Dashi isn’t too into it most of the time, Dashi will only play a few video games with Tweak, I wanna say they both play Minecraft together and Dashi is usually building a really pretty house while Tweak is out mining and fighting mobs. Dashi understands that Tweak goes by they/she pronouns and tries to incorporate both of the pronouns more often but specifically they/them since she knows Tweak likes they/them better. Dashi finds Tweak incredibly photogenic and always asks if she can take photos of them and Tweak doesn’t think that they’re super photogenic but Dashi always insists. Dashi is incredibly affectionate and Tweak is affectionate too just not as much as Dashi is. So Dashi will give them kisses on the cheek and lil hugs from behind. Tweak is shorter than Dashi. Yes. They both give one another really cute pet names like “darling” “sweetheart” and “hun” or “honey” the two of them also watch a lot of movies together in Tweak’s room since they have a tv in their room and cuddle up towards one another. Dashi always gets so impressed with movies that play with the lighting and filters and scenery in general. And Tweak doesn’t notice it too much but slowly starts to notice it after a while of spending time with Dashi while watching films.
Some Kwaso stuff (Peso x Kwazii) Kwazii tries to impress Peso or tell him cool stuff about pirates as a way of like trying to let him know he likes him. Or occasionally will flirt with him but Peso honestly is oblivious and it’s kinda funny and sad. Captain Barnacles knows the two like each other and thinks it’s amusing that they’re both so dumb. Both Tweak and Kwazii will love-rant about their crush/partner to one another. Peso likes to hug Kwazii when he’s scared, I feel like they have a lot of trust in one another as well they’d be really open with one another. Kwazii often gets hurt because he can be quite reckless, and so Peso often has to take care of him. He doesn’t mind it too much but he just get concerned about Kwazii, while Kwazii is more concerned with what Peso thinks of him and feels bad for him gl be constantly taking care of him. They’re both very affectionate towards one another, physically and emotionally. Like I said earlier with the anxiety thing, they often find one another in their rooms so they have pull-out beds for one another at this point or if they’re feeling really anxious they’ll just sleep in one another’s bed. Kwazii often curls up like an actual cat at the edge of peso’s bed. They also make blanket forts when they both feel anxious and need comfort. Peso’s anxiety seems more intense than Kwazii’s but Kwazii tries to suppress it since he wants to seem strong and brave and he feels like it’s being seen as weak so it often builds up and he breaks down into attacks where usually Peso has to calm him down, Captain is the only other person to see him have these types of attacks and they’re not pretty. Similar to the captain looking at Kwazii like family- when the two got together and Kwazii met his family officially, Peso’s mom immediately like basically adopted Kwazii. And refers to him as her son which made Kwazii really emotional at first to hear since (leading off of the trans Kwazii hc in my lgbt headcannons) Kwazii always wanted to hear his own parents say that. I like to think that they liked each other for a while and one day they both confessed at once and it was kinda funny to the two of them. But they still act the same as how they did previously, just a couple nothing too drastic. Same goes for the other ships in here. Kwazii really likes to be pet like a cat sometimes and Peso knows this and often pets his head and Kwazii purrs from this. Kwazii and Peso both give one another those behind-hugs and Lil cheek kisses. Kwazii gives Peso forehead kisses since he knows Peso appreciates them. They both get easily flustered. Kwazii is very protective over Peso. Peso is one year older than Kwazii so he kinda teases him over this.
I don’t know if there’s a name for this ship but Shellington x Barnacles. I don’t ship this as much as the other two but I think it’s a cute concept. It reminds me of the nerd x jock kinda concept. So as said earlier- Shellington is the tallest octonaut and Barnacles is a lil jealous of this so Shellington kinda teases him about it and calls him a “shorty” they both didn’t like each other romantically until they spent more time together and they both noticed like lil traits of one another that they both really liked. Shellington is incredibly clumsy (I think that’s cannon) so Barnacles always tries to help him out and mentally and physically get organized so nothing happens. I like to think that Barnacles tries to make Shellington laugh because he likes his laugh. Shellington didn’t know the difference between romantic attraction and platonic attraction until he got a crush on the captain and was actually confused about it so he asked Dashi and she went “you have a crush on him silly” or something along those lines. Which Shellington doesn’t think it’s “scientifically correct” because he thought “love is a distraction” for a while. Sometimes Shellington is genuinely confused with Barnacles because he’s the captain and sometimes he’s like “are you- are you serious??” Mainly with sea creatures he’s not familiar with and kinda laughs at it. This is specifically referring to the time where Kwazii and Barns went out in the middle of the night to help an urchin and a crab and both of them thought it was one creature instead of two. Since they’re both around the same age they also get along really well. Shellington gives off the vibe of being able to get flustered easily so Barnacles kinda teases him for this. Also Shellington likes to place his head right on top of Captain’s again to kinda tease him for height but also just for affection.
I think that’s all for now, but yeahh again you don’t have to agree with any of the stuff I’ve said, I’d love to hear your own takes and headcannons and ships :)
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